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VIZ Media Setting Up at Anime Central 2016!

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VIZ Media is setting up shop at Anime Central 2016 – with panels on Sailor Moon and what’s coming up from the publisher, and a booth where fans can take advantage of convention pricing on any number of hot ticket item (an Ultraman bundle with Collectible Figure? Sounds good to me!) as well as pick up a free Death Note poster and spin the prize wheel to win fun items featuring popular VIZ properties.

Anime Central runs from May 20-22 in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Follow the jump for details.

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J-Pop Summit 2016 Ticket Options and V.I.P. Packages Announced!

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J-Pop Summit 2016 has announced its ticket options and V.I.P. Packages for the three-day festival which opens on Friday, May 6th.

This year, packages will be available offering ticket options to attend the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Opening Night concert as well as multi-day V.I.P. options for Fort Mason; 1 and 2-Day Festival Passes; Kids’ Passes, and Artist Meet & Greet Packages.

Follow the jump for details.

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J-Pop Summit 2016 Announces First Live Acts Set For Festival!

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J-Pop Summit 2016 has released the first line-up of live acts to set to play at this year’s festival: electronic dance performance group World Order; all-female pop-rockers Silent Siren; Wednesday Campanella (pictured) – a pop house unit that delivers a mixture of house, techno, and trance style music, and Japanese ani-pop duo GARNiDELiA.

Tickets for these acts go on sale on Friday, May 6th. Follow the jump for details.

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Japan’s Pop Princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu To Open J-Pop Summit 2016!

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One of the world’s largest Japanese pop culture events, J-Pop 2016 will be opened by Japan’s edgy pop princess, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at a special live concert performance on Friday July 22nd.

The event will take place in San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom and will kick off a week long celebration of Japanese pop culture. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. Follow the jump for details.

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Dark Horse Wants To Bring You To San Diego Comic Con 2016!

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If you’ve ever wanted to attend to the biggest pop culture gathering on the planet, now’s your chance.

As part of its celebrations for its 30th anniversary, Dark Horse Comics is offering one lucky fan (and a guest) a chance to attend SDCC16!

What do you have to do? Fill out a five-minute survey – just like it says on the above illustration. Where do you find the survey? Follow the jump to find out!

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DC Publishers and Creators Introduce DC Rebirth!

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This morning at WonderCon, DC Entertainment co-publishers DanDiDio and Jim Lee and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns introduced the next step in the evolution of DC Comics – along with a host of writers and artists.

The event was carried live online and you can check out the whole event following the jump (it was recorded live so jump right to the 30 minute mark and avoid the half hour of blue curtain…).

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Shadowhunters and Stitchers Go To WonderCon!

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Clary Fray and Kristen Clarke are going to Los Angeles’ WonderCon.

Freeform is taking the casts of Shadowhunters and Stitchers to the convention for panels and meet-and-greets on Friday, March 25th.

Fans who attend will receive Shadowhunters tote bags and a limited edition of seven manga-style Stitchers art prints. Follow the jump for details.

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BATMAN: Telltale Unmasked at SXSW with Greg Miller

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One of these years, I have to make it to Austin for SXSW! If you are a fan of Telltale Games, the guys behind the well received games for The Walking Dead are going to debut their latest – Batman at the show. Their serialized way of interactive story telling is a perfect fit for Batman!

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2016 J-Pop Summit Returns to Fort Mason Center!

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San Francisco’s 2016 J-Pop Summit will once again be held at the historic Fort Mason center.

The annual celebration of Japanese pop culture music, art, anime, fashion (above), food, technology, travel and film transitioned into a ticketed event this year and attracted more than 30,000 attendees to its first Festival staged at the center.

The 2016 J-Pop Summit will be held the weekend of Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th. For more, follow the jump.

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“The X-Files” Invaded New York Comic Con!

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U.S. premiere of the first new episode helf for a standing-room-only crowd at the Javits Center followed by an Exclusive Q&A Panel with series creator and Executive Producer Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi.

Panel hosted by Avid “X” – Fan and “The X-Files” guest star Kumail Nanjiani! Highlights include why the time was perfect to bring back “The X-Files”, the status of Mulder and Scully’s relationship and David and Mitch talk playing Mulder and Skinner again.

Panel videos after the jump!

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NYCC 2015: TNT Dazzles With Legends, The Librarians and Agent X!

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TNT hit New York Comic-Con 2015 this week with three of its fall shows. On Thursday, Sean Bean and executive producer Ken Biller screened the first episode of the completely reimagined spy thriller Legends. On Friday, Rebecca Romijn and the cast of The Librarians took the stage with executive producer Dean Devlin to talk about the second season of the blockbuster hit. And Jeff Hephner popped in to introduce and sneak peek of TNT’s spy drama Agent X (above).

Check out some of the highlights following the jump.

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