Update: At the bottom of this article I’ve listed the panels I’ll be moderating at the convention this weekend. If you’re going to the con make sure to say hi!
This morning I’m happy to announce that Collider is going to be the exclusive media partner of Amazing Comic Con ALOHA. The convention runs August 24th – 26th in, you guessed it, Hawaii, and it’ll be located at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.
As you can read about on their website, the convention has lined up some cool guests including Evangeline Lily, Asher Angel (from Shazam! and Disney Channel’s Andi Mack) Amber Midthunder (Legion), My Hero Academia’s voice actor Justin Briner (Izuku/Deku) and Funimation’s Mike McFarland (director My Hero Academia/ Voice actor Dragon Ball Z), legendary DC Comics Artist Neal Adams, Marvel Studios Andy Park (concept artist for MCU including Avengers Infinity War, Guardians Of The Galaxy), Marvel Comics’ Ryan Ottley (Amazing Spiderman) and Marvel Comics’ Skottie K Young (Deadpool).
In addition, other guests include Tara Strong (voice actress Harley Quinn, Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls), the voice of Nintendo’s MARIO Charles Martinet, comic creators Jim Starlin (Marvel’s Thanos, The Infinity Gauntlet), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans), Harley Quinn’s Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, Extreme Studios/Deadpool Artist Marat Mychaels and the voice cast of Blizzard’s Overwatch.
On top of this, “Amazing Comic Con Aloha has always kept a key goal from the very start of our events in Hawaii, to showcase the very best local talent in comics, art, cosplay and more alongside the Architects of Pop Culture from across the globe. Amazing Comic Con ALOHA is the home for the largest number of creators from Hawaii, many making their exclusive appearance in Honolulu at this event. Look no further than Game of Thrones Artist Mog Park, Marvel Cover Artist David Nakayama. as well as Sam Campos, the creator of Pineapple Man, and founder of Hawaiian Comic Book Alliance, and over 20 independent creators from HCBA.”
Amazing Comic Con ALOHA’s convention floor will feature over 100,000 square feet of collectibles, interactive exhibits, video game tournaments and an artist alley over with 100 top international artists all with a distinctly ALOHA flair.
If you’d like to attend, tickets and VIP packages begin at just $25 at https://www.amazingcomiccon.com/
Discount admissions are available for members of the Military and their families at all ITT Locations.
I’ll actually be in Hawaii moderating a number of the panels, so if you’re attending the convention please find me and say hi!
Watch Amazing Comic Con socials for more exciting guest announcements, news and the latest updates.
1:00pm – COLLIDER PRESENTS: Amber MidThunder – Main Theatre Room
Amazing Comic Con teams with Collider Founder Steven Weintraub in presenting one of the fresh faces of SciFi Entertainment to the fans of Hawaii- Amber MidThunder. From FX’s LEGION- based on the X-Men franchise at Marvel to the upcoming relaunch of ROSEWELL, the actress will discuss her upcoming roles, and aspirations. Bonus Gifts to those in attendance!
2:00pm – Architects of Pop Culture: AVENGERS INFINITY! SPOTLIGHT on JIM STARLIN with RON LIM – Main Theatre Stage
Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet has been the driving force in Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever since the very first AVENGERS movies. Meet Jim Starlin- the creator of favorite cosmic tales from the company. Here we talk about his career, and influences, and introduce his collaborator from his Infinity run in the early 90s, Ron Lim. FREE SPECIAL GIFT to ALL in ATTENDANCE, while supplies last.
3:00pm – COLLIDER PRESENTS: The Many Voices of TARA STRONG – Main Theatre Room
Amazing Comic Con teams with Collider Founder Steven Weintraub in presenting #1 Voice Actress of All Time- TARA STRONG. From Harley Quinn, Power Puff Girls, My Little Pony, Teen Titans GO and More, Our featured guest has literally HUNDREDS of other roles too! Free Gifts to Lucky Members of the Audience too!
11:00am – ANIME SPOTLIGHT: MY HERO ACADEMIA – Main Theatre Room
Amazing Comic Conventions takes pride in bringing the biggest events to the fans of Hawaii. My Hero Academia rocked the floor at SDCC, and now the lead character from the series takes the stage in Honolulu. Meet Justin Briner- the Voice of Deku, who is joined by veteran voice alum Mike McFarland, as they explain how it is to work on the hottest anime series, and get a sneak peak at the upcoming film MHA: Two Heroes! Prizes for Fans in Attendance!
1:00pm – COLLIDER PRESENTS: EVANGELINE LILLY: From Marvel’s Lead Actress to Lost, and The Squickerwonkers and back! – Main Theatre Room
Amazing Comic Con teams with Collider Founder Steven Weintraub in presenting Evangeline Lilly. Star of Antman & The Wasp from Marvel Studios. Hobbit/Lord of the Rings. and Lost. Lilly sits down with the Sunday Conversation and talks about her newest creative venture, author of the Squickerwonkers! Professional Photo Sessions and Signature Sessions to follow
2:00pm – COLLIDER PRESENTS: SHAZAM’s ASHER ANGEL – Main Theatre Room
Honolulu Fans get an early peek at next year’s biggest break out hit- SHAZAM. Here, Collider’s Steven Weintraub sits down with Asher Angel as they chat about ANDI MACK from Disney, a career in Pop Music, and more! Professional Photo Sessions and Signature Sessions to follow.