Look for StylinOnlin at SDCC at these booth numbers all weekend long! 415, 5545, 4434 & 5029!!
StylinOnline will be at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this weekend! Show the image above and save $1 on any purchase over $20!!
I know this is just one of his possible six or more costumes, but really how awesome is Adam. Continue reading Adam Savage, Comic Con 2013… It’s a Trap!
Today’s Tee of the Day is a classic battle for Cybertron! It’s the art that was on the back of the G1 figures when they first made their way to the US. Definitely a great design for a tee. What do you think? Continue reading Just In: Transformers Classic Battle Tee
Based on the song’s appearances throughout The Big Bang Theory, now you can take home the kitty in question… without the mess of a real pet! This Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty Singing Collectible Plush is 10-inches long, and sings her song with just a squeeze of her paw. Continue reading Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr
Since we’re talking about Halloween costume ideas, we thought we’d share what the fans thought were great costumes on I am stylin. Any ideas for your costume yet, if not check out our brand new Halloween Costumes Made Easy page. Trust us you’ll save time and money this Halloween with costume apparel from Stylin Online! Continue reading WonderCon: Need Halloween Costume Ideas this Halloween, Watch The Video.
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Family Guy’s The Empire Strikes Back trailer is out and loaded up with the usual gags and great jokes.
The official title is Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side and it’s out on DVD December 22. I’m already thinking this may be better than Blue Harvest.
Before Fringe introduced millions to the idea of Parallel Earths, DC’s superheroes were hopping to Earth-2 and beyond on an annual basis. Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths returns us to those heady days.
We’re exhausted from back to back successful shows for Stylin Online in Baltimore and New York City. As usual, we set up our MASSIVE tower of tees, which we’ve heard affectionately referred to The Beacon & The Lighthouse, and welcomed our fans with open arms. We can’t thank our fans and friends enough for coming out to both shows. We were busy all weekend and fans walked away tons of great shirts.
It was another great convention season and we just wanted to take this time to thank each every one of our fans, both new friends and old, for coming out in droves at each of the cities we hit on our 2009 North American tour. We’ll be recharging our batteries and getting ready for the holiday shopping season just a few short weeks away. We hit the road again in March with our first stop being Mega-Con in Orlando, FL. We hope to see you there! In the mean time make sure you head on over to our website at StylinOnline.com for some early holiday shopping.
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First Guests of Honor are Revealed at Party Celebrating New Dates and Expanded Venue
Registration and Ticket Sales for NYCC Now “Live” on Web Site!
Norwalk, CT, October 8, 2009: Organizers of New York Comic Con (NYCC) have revealed that celebrated father/son artists and creators John Romita and John Romita, Jr. will both be Keystone Guests of Honor at the next NYCC. The Romitas are the first guests to be announced for the 2010 convention which will now be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and will occupy the entire Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The two shows, both of which are organized by the Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group, will take place October 8 – 10, 2010. The announcement about the Romitas was made public at a special “One Year Out” bowling party at Bowlmor Lanes in New York City in honor of the fans, exhibitors, press, artists, creators and other loyal participants of NYCC who have helped make the convention a success since its debut in 2006. The announcement of their role as Keystone Guests of Honor comes exactly one year to the day before NYCC is set to open its doors on the occasion of its 5th Anniversary in 2010.
“I am incredibly pleased to be able to announce that the Romitas will be our first Guests of Honor,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President and Show Manager for NYCC. “This early commitment, a full year before the next New York Comic Con, is a nice vote of confidence and it says a lot about the quality of our guests and what we can expect in terms of future guest announcements. The Romitas are wildly popular and respected creators and we are honored that they have agreed to appear together at our show. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture event in America and our guest appearances will certainly reflect the stature and prominence of our show.”
Convention officials also note that registration and ticket sales for New York Comic Con have just gone live on the web site. Tickets for the event may be purchased at www.nycomiccon.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about the Reed Pop Culture Group, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Fensterman’s blog, http://www.stylinonline.net/blog
JOHN ROMITA SR.
John Romita is a celebrated artist best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ The Amazing Spider-Man. His first jobs were for Stan Lee’s Atlas group in 1949, where he drew mostly horror and romance stories, but also several war, western and crime features for Western Publishing. Romita re-joined Stan Lee several years later at Marvel where his first notable efforts included inking Avengers and penciling Daredevil comics.
Romita’s most notable work began in 1966 with his efforts on The Amazing Spider-Man comic. Under Romita’s and Lee’s guidance, Spider-Man became the quintessential antihero of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He left the Spider-Man comic in the early 1970s to become Art Director at Marvel. In 1977, he briefly did the artwork of the syndicated Spider-Man newspaper comic. Following his retirement from day-to-day comics work, Romita has returned to drawing, including work on his signature character Spider-Man on latter-day occasions. Romita was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2002.
JOHN ROMITA JR.
John Salvatore Romita, Jr. was born in New York City in 1956 and wanted to be an artist just like his father. He is best known for his extensive work for Marvel Comics from the 1970s to the 2000s. He began his career at Marvel UK doing sketches for covers of reprints. Romita Jr’s first published comic was a six-page backup, which appeared in a late 1970s Spider-Man Annual #4. He became a Marvel mainstay and had his professional breakthrough with a three-and-a-half year run on Iron Man, starting in 1976. He is one of the most prominent artists of the Amazing Spider-Man title since the 1980s. His first run on the title lasted three years, and after that, he took over The Uncanny X-Men. He then worked on Star Brand under the New Universe imprint, before he began a longtime run on the Daredevil comic. He later came back to Iron Man, and contributed to several other titles, including Punisher War Zone, the Cable mini-series, the Punisher/Batman crossover and the Spider-Man: The Lost Years limited series.
After working on the regular Spider-Man title as well as Peter Parker: Spider-Man in the 1990s, Romita Jr. returned to Amazing Spider-Man in 2000. Together with famous TV writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, etc.), he restyled the comic for the new millennium by introducing mystical elements, new characters and major plot developments. At the same time, he has worked on The Incredible Hulk with writer Bruce Jones and on Wolverine with Mark Millar. In 2006 Romita collaborated with writer Neil Gaiman on the reinterpretation of Jack Kirby’s The Eternals in the form of a seven issue miniseries. He has also collaborated once more with Mark Millar for a creator-owned series, Kick-Ass, published by Marvel’s Icon imprint.
TWO POP CULTURE CONVENTIONS TO JOINTLY TAKE PLACE AT THE JACOB JAVITS CENTER
Norwalk, CT, September 10, 2009: Reed Exhibitions (RX), the organizers of the New York Comic Con (NYCC) and New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced that both shows will co-locate next year, with the 2010 installments of these events taking place at the same time and place, October 8-10, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. New York Comic Con, which last took place February 6 – 8, 2009, is the second largest popular culture event in America as well as the second largest public event in NYC. Since its inception in 2006 the show has played host to some of the greatest and most popular celebrities, creators and artists in the pop culture world including Neal Adams, Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Colbert, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Grant Morrison, Alex Ross, Kevin Smith, Art Spiegelman, and Joss Whedon, to name just a few. The next New York Anime Festival is September 25-27, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Center and includes guests such as Yoshiyuki Tomino — the Director of Mobile Suit Gundam — and Yui Makino — the voice of Sakura in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
“Our decision to co-locate NYAF with NYCC is the final installment of a strategic plan to place and sequence our pop culture events in a manner that best serves the needs of our fans and exhibitors,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President of the Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group. “We are launching the Chicago Comic and Entetainment Expo (C2E2) in April 2010, and we have moved NYCC to a permanent October date, thus providing a spring and fall balance to these two key events which will remain in place as we move forward. Rather than create a third date for NYAF, it was decided a co-location would be better for anime fans, professionals, exhibitors, and partners. We spoke to attendees and exhibitors of both shows before making this decision, and everyone agrees that this will provide an opportunity for both shows to further grow and prosper.”
The jointly-held New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival 2010 will occupy virtually the entire Jacob K. Javits Center in 2010. Both shows will maintain distinct guests and programming space and share a common show floor. And, more importantly for attendees, fans will be able to attend both shows for the price of one — as a ticket to NYCC 2010 will also provide access to NYAF 2010 and vice versa. “Co-locating NYCC and NYAF provides value, pure and simple,” Fensterman concludes. “We want to reach as many people as possible and this is clearly the best way to serve our audience and grow our events at the same time.”
For more information on NYAF, please visit www.nyanimefestival.com. For additional details on NYCC, please view www.nycomiccon.com. For the latest news about the Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group please follow the group’s official blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.
ABOUT NEW YORK COMIC CON:
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City. Further information can be found at newyorkcomiccon.com.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL:
The New York Anime Festival takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan and is organized by Reed Exhibitions, the creators of New York Comic Con. The New York Anime Festival showcases the best of anime pop culture, including the latest anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music, and games, and anime-influenced comics, animation, and films from around the world. The festival features exclusive and extensive screenings, a gala cosplay masquerade, sessions with the some of the biggest names in anime from Japan, Asia, and America, and explores the Japanese cultural experience with displays of both traditional and cutting-edge Japanese life. Further information can be found at newyorkanimefestival.com.
ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS POP CULTURE GROUP:
The Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions owns and operates the New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the New York Anime Festival (NYAF). New York Comic Con was launched in 2006 and quickly became a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NYCC for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. C2E2, which will debut April 16 – 18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, is modeled after NYCC and will provide fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite writers, creators, and artists, as well as to see, hear and learn about the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The Pop Culture Group also operates the recently-launched UFC Fan Expo in partnership with the UFC – the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization – and it formed a strategic partnership with Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in 2008 and will work closely with PAX on the launch of PAX East in Boston in 2010.
Just when we thought we saw it all. We were ready to call it a day. It had an amazing weekend. We thought D23 proved to be everything you could have wanted from a Disney convention. We were wrong. Enter Kermit and the Muppets!
We swung by the Muppets panel and were floored by a few big announcements. First was, of course, that the Muppets are back and ready to rock. Here’s a few other tidbits from the panel.
- Tiffany Thornton (Sonny With a Chance) will be doing a duet at the big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with iconic Muppet, Kermit!
- FAO Schwartz’s make your own Muppets “Whatnots” is coming to BOTH Disneyland and Disney World
- Announced were 5 more YouTube viral videos. “Ode to Joy” by Beaker is the first of the series with more to come
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” rewritten by Brian May just for the Muppets
- Announced the revamp of Muppets 3D at both Disney theme parks
- Announced another Muppet Movie titled “The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made”
Gonzo and Fozzy were on hand signing autographs. We waited over an HOUR to get ours. Amazing.
StylinOnline is all about style. Everyone knows that. But did you know that we have our very own STYLE MAVEN? No? Well we sure do. How do you think we stay on top of the latest trends and ahead of the curve? Enter Andie, StylinOnline’s very own Style Maven…
Andie jumped into one of the most popular events at D23. The Disney Princess make over. Lines we long. Girls were giddy with glee. Women were woozy waiting. Hands down, one of the most FUN you could have at D23. Check out the pics James snapped.
We’ve been thinking about D23, Disney’s very own conventions, all summer. A weekend of all Disney and Disney owned properties was sure to be something to behold. And let us tell you, after just a few hours we were pretty sure we NEED to set up and bring the StylinOnline Experience to D23 in 2010.
These are just the FIRST of a number of picture galleries we’ll have from the show. Check back and make sure you see what we saw…
It’s been a killer day at Dragon*Con. The floor is humming and we’re meetin’ and greetin’ so many fans and friends. Here is a peak at what we saw today.
And of course, if you are gonna be at the show, swing by booth #702 and check us out!
WOW was Fan Expo busy. How busy you ask? Well, the first hour of the show saw three AWESOME fans walk away with TEN t-shirts EACH. Yeah, THAT busy!
It was packed wall to wall with fans & stars alike and it sure felt like just about EVERYONE stopped buy the StylinOnline booth to check us out. The show’s attendance was up 28%, 37% & 55% on Friday, Saturday & Sunday respectively which is just staggering.
One of the highlights of the show for us was having HEROES star James Kyson Lee (Ando) stop by to check out the goods. We snapped a quick pick of James & StylinOnline President James Stylin with our HEROES t-shirts. Does it really get any cooler than that? Oh wait it DOES! Later that day James joined us for a meal and conversation at the Diamond Comics Distributors dinner.
We made a ton of our gracious hosts happy as they picked our racks bare. Of course, the Green Lantern: Blackest Night t-shirts were very popular but we saw the horror and sci-fi t-shirts fly off the racks, too.
Our trip to Fan Expo brought us some of the nicest and most gracious fans, customers and friends we have ever met. We can’t thank each and everyone enough. We’d also like to thank the Fan Expo staff, headed up by Aman Gupta for putting on another great show. James and the StylinOnline Crew are already counting the days until we head back up to one of the best shows on the convention circuit.
Up next… Dragon*Con!
Well, boys and girls we are finally here. As of yesterday afternoon StylinOnline was set up and ready to rock all weekend long. You see, one of the reasons we look forward to this show all year is that we get to head to Toronto and connect with our Canadian fans.
James Stylin, President and CEO of StylinOnline had this to say about Fan Expo. “We love heading north of the border for Fan Expo. Typically, a Canadian consumer can’t get the selection we have to offer without paying high international shipping rates. It’s really satisfying to make so many people happy.”
If you are going to the show, make sure you stop by the StylinOnline booth, number 738 and check it out. I bet, with our unbeatable selection of t-shirts and hoodies, you’ll find something you can’t live without.
Although sold out for months, every comic fan with a laptop or web-enabled phone can now have full-access to Comic-Con 2009, the country’s leading comics and popular arts convention.
We’ve partnered with TweetPhoto to offer attendees free t-shirts for helping share the Comic-con experience, from their perspective, with the fans at home.
TweetPhoto is a free photo sharing service for Twitter users to easily upload photos and turn them into tweets on Twitter. The company aims to change the way in which people socially share, discover and interact with photos across multiple social networks in a way that feels natural and engaging to users.
Rodney Rumford, Co-Founder of TweetPhoto explains how it will work. “Attendees can email their digital pictures to StylinOnline.2009@TweetPhoto.com. They’ll include “#Comicon @StylinOnline” in the subject line to let us know its an entry, and include a “#” before their Twitter username to identify it as theirs. We’re giving away one free t-shirt to the top 10 contributors each day of the show, and two shirts to the “people’s choice” as the best photo of the day.”
StylinOnline.com CEO James Stylin explains why. “Our customers are the fans at Comic-con. But a lot of our customers couldn’t make the trip. This is something we could do to help share every bit of Comic-con with the fans that have been good to us.”
Instructions to Enter
• Upload your Comic-con pictures to your TweetPhoto account
• Include #StylinOnline and #Comic-con with your comments in the message field
• Click “Upload Now” to complete your entry.
• Email your one (JPG) picture as an attachment to StylinOnline.2009@TweetPhoto.com
• Include #StylinOnline and #Comic-con and @YourTwitterUsername in the subject line of your email to assign your entry to your account.
Prize t-shirts include the closely guarded art from Mad Engine, including the Marvel Comics Iron Man, titled “War Machine”, a Wolverine “Claw” design, Captain America “Re-Born”, and a super-hero grouping titled, “Comic Geeks”. Disney’s classic “Tron” has been included in the collection, as well as Kingdom Hearts “The Kingdom”, Power Rangers and a historical tribute to “A Christmas Carol”. Sony’s represented with the “Stay Puft Marshmallow” from the new Atari Ghostbuster’s video game and the classic video game “Contra” includes “Rapid Fire”. The collection also includes classics from Mighty Mouse and a new design for the Spring 2010 Disney movie, “Prince of Persia”. Last minute Green Lantern shirts have also been released for this event.
Winners will be selected by the total number of pictures uploaded using their Twitter username at the close of the show each day. The “People’s Choice” winner will be determined by the most “thumbs ups” votes received from all of that days entries. To learn more about the contest requirements, eligibility and process visit www.StylinOnline.com or the Stylin Online Fan Page on Facebook.
Winners will be posted daily. See all the contest photos at http://www.tweetphoto.com/user/StylinOnline
T-Shirt Super Heroes Team-Up to Battle Comic-Con 2009
San Diego, CA – Two of the comic book genre’s super heroes of t-shirts have joined forces to battle the ravenous retail shopping scourge that is Comic-Con 2009, the country’s leading comics and popular arts convention. Online mega-retailer StylinOnline.com has partnered with veteran t-shirt designers at Mad Engine to present twelve exclusive t-shirt designs available starting July 22 at Comic-Con booths 630, 215, 5129, 5345 and 5349.
San Diego, CA – July 20, 2009 — Two of the comic book genre’s super heroes of t-shirts have joined forces to battle the ravenous retail shopping scourge that is Comic-Con 2009, the country’s leading comics and popular arts convention.
Online mega-retailer StylinOnline.com has partnered with veteran t-shirt designers at Mad Engine to present twelve exclusive t-shirt designs available starting July 22 at Comic-Con booths 630, 215, 5129, 5345 and 5349.
The t-shirts include closely guarded art from the Marvel Comics Iron Man, titled “War Machine”, a Wolverine “Claw” design, Captain America “Re-Born”, and a super-hero grouping titled, “Comic Geeks”. Disney’s classic “Tron” has been included in the collection, as well as Kingdom Hearts “The Kingdom”, Power Rangers and a historical tribute to “A Christmas Carol”. Sony’s represented with the “Stay Puft Marshmallow” from the new Atari Ghostbuster’s video game and the classic video game “Contra” includes “Rapid Fire”. The collection also includes classics from Mighty Mouse and a new design for the Spring 2010 Disney movie, “Prince of Persia”.
James Stylin, President of StylinOnline.com is very excited for the upcoming encounter. “Comic-Con is a force to be reckoned with from a retailers perspective. There’s a lot of competition for the hearts and dollars of comic fans. This audience demands great art, and with expectations so high we wouldn’t go to battle with anything less than what the artists at Mad Engine give us consistently.”
Alby Amato, Mad Engine Founder and recipient of Marvels Comics first Lifetime Achievement Award agrees that fan expectations are high. “When we design a t-shirt for a fan it comes under great scrutiny for authenticity and uniqueness. We’re very proud of the new collection for Comic-Con, and of our partnership with StylinOnline.com”
Select shirt designs will be released prior to the show starting Tuesday, July 14 with additional designs released through the web site and social media including MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and TweetPhoto before the show start Wednesday, July 22. All of the t-shirts will be available at retail booths on-site at Comic-Con, as well as online at http://www.StylinOnline.com.
Based in Michigan, StylinOnline.com is one of the largest retailers of licensed comic books, movie, TV, video game, music and pop culture t-shirts, sweatshirts, belt buckles and pop culture apparel for men, women, teens, juniors, and kids.
Not so much news, but if this is ‘your’ show it’s huge news.
Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York based Wizard Entertainment, announces today that he has purchased the Toronto Comicon, a show that has been consistently awarded The Best International Comic Book Convention (non-USA) by ComicBookConventions.com, for the last 5 years.
“We’ve always had a strong following in Canada, so buying the Toronto Comicon is something that allows me to give back to our fans. These attendees are known to be serious collectors and comic industry followers,” said Shamus. “I am thrilled to offer the guests, celebrities, artists, dealers and exhibitors to our Canadian audience for the very first time.”
Peter Dixon, owner of Paradise Conventions and former owner of the Toronto Comicon, will still be intimately involved in the show production, his friendly manner ensuring the continuation of the trademarked relaxed atmosphere of the show.
“Wizard brings greater industry recognition and star power to the show. I’m excited about having the fans get this bigger experience,” said Dixon.
The next show dates have not been set yet, but the newly managed Toronto Comicon is expected to debut in 2010.