Thursday, April 17, 2008

Archie Comics sends its big names to this weekend's New York Comic Con

MAMARONECK, NY – Thank goodness for those comic cons in your own backyard! Archie Comics biggies Michael Silberkleit (publisher), Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief) and Mike Pellerito (managing editor) will be appearing at the Archie booth #1821 at this weekend's New York Comic Con. Joining them will be the following:

- Stan Goldberg, signing at the booth from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
- Bob Smith, signing at the booth from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
- Alex Simmons, signing at the booth from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
- Barbara Slate, signing at the booth from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
- Dan Parent, signing at the booth from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and can be found at table E7 in artists' alley.
- Angelo DeCesare, signing at the booth from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
- Joe Staton, signing at the booth from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday and can be found at table I11-12 in artists' alley.
- Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante, signing at the booth from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
- Fernando Ruiz, signing at the booth from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
- Ron Dante, the voice of cartoon Archie, will be singing the hit song “Sugar Sugar” live at the Archie booth. Ron will autograph copies of an Archies coloring page.

Also, there will be a "live appearance of Archie, Jughead and Sonic the Hedgehog. Plus giveaways, prizes, contests and free comics," Archie's press materials say. Archie staff and creators will be at the following panels on Sunday, which is the con’s Kids Day.

Sunday, noon - 1 p.m., Kids Room 1E02

Join the creative staff who will share inside perspectives on the creation of Archie, how Archie Comics has evolved, why it dominates the newsstands and the supermarkets in comic sales. Panelists include: Michael Silberkleit; Victor Gorelick (in his 50th year with Archie Comics); Fred Mausser, VP of sales; Mike Pellerito; Dan Parent, Betty & Veronica writer and artist; Barbara Slate, Betty & Veronica writer; Fernando Ruiz, Tales from Riverdale writer and artist; Alex Simmons, Archie & Friends writer; and rising new Archie Comics writer Misako Takashima. The panel will be moderated by Rik Offenberger, public relations coordinator.

Sunday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Kids, Teen Room 1E02
This panel will answer all the questions you've ever had about finding the perfect comics for girls. Join Barbara Slate (Angel Love, Archie, Barbie), Mike Pellerito (Archie), Allison Barrows (Pre-Teena, Goofyfoot Gurl), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Buzz Dixon & Marlon Schulman from RealBuzz Studios (Serenity, Goofyfoot Gurl), Raina Telgemeier (The Babysitters Club) and moderated by Christine Norrie.

BRBTV News Blog Blip: We're quite sure that on any given day, somewhere in the world, a Lifetime or Hallmark movie is being filmed, but never have there been quite so many photos snapped as with "Flirting With 40," currently being filmed for Lifetime in Calgary, Alberta. The reason, of course, is our lovely "Dynasty" alum Heather Locklear, whose star just can't seem to shine any brighter, in-between her husband's DUI charges and that mysterious 911 call! We've watched a lot of these photos come and go over the past few weeks but simply couldn't resist passing this one along, from the I Got UGGs blog. And while we're talkin' Locklear (cuz, evidently, we have to, these days, kinda like John Schneider!!!!), let's also browse over to Live Journal, which features her in a spin through the lives of '90s TV stars, "Then and Now." Definitely keep scrolling past Locklear, though; it's a fun trip.

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