3 Rivers Comicon announcement!

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3 Rivers Comicon, hosted by New Dimension Comics, has commissioned a custom beer by Helltown Brewing featuring original bottle label art from Witchblade and will host a bottle release party  on May 19, 2018 .

“Every year the beer gets more amazing for 3 Rivers Comicon .”, says Todd McDevitt, owner of New Dimension Comics and promoter of 3 Rivers Comicon.  “For our 3rd year, I’m excited to partner with Top Cow to bring Witchblade to our custom beer.  Plus, when legendary painter Joe Jusko signed on to lend his brush the label, I knew the perfectness of this project was complete.”

 

The exclusive beer will be brewed by Helltown Brewing, based in Mt. Pleasant, PA.  Witchblade Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout with be brewed with coffee added this year.  “For the last 2 years, Helltown made a secret, small batch coffee variant for our beer release party during the convention. “ says McDevitt. “Barrel aged coffee beers are my personal favorite and I wanted to share my joy with everyone this year.  Helltown is my choice to create this custom brew for the 3rd year because they do such great, delicious work!”   This beer will only be made exclusively for 3 Rivers Comicon and New Dimension Comics.

 

May 19th at 7:00  is the bottle release party at 3 Rivers Comicon in West Mifflin.  Top Cow President Matt Hawkins and artist Joe Jusko, will be on hand to autograph bottles.  Tickets at $39.99 include weekend admission to 3 Rivers Comicon, catered food, and free samples of the custom beer.  Or, fans can catch up with previous years bottles with the Triple VIP ticket for 69.99 and go home with a bottle from all 3 years.

 

About 3 Rivers Comicon : The annual comic convention will be held  May 19-20  at  3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin, PA.   Bringing comic creators, fans, and vendors together for a true comicon in Pittsburgh. Website:  www.3riverscomicon.com

 

About New Dimension Comics: New Dimension Comics is the Pittsburgh region’s largest comic book specialty retailer chain, with 6 locations: Butler, Ellwood City, Cranberry, Century III Mall, Pittsburgh Mills Mall, and Ohio Valley Mall.  Created by Todd McDevitt when he was just 17 years old, the chain has delivered the world of comics to fans since 1986.  Website: wwwndcomics.com

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Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire: Bill Oberst Jr. Solo Show Opens In Hollywood On Anniversary Of Author’s Death

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Los Angeles, CA (May 28, 2015): Once upon a time, when Americans burned their horror comics, a young man named Ray Bradbury fought back with his typewriter…and a story about a living corpse.

Actor Bill Oberst Jr.‘s theatrical reading of Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire opens in Los Angeles on June 5,  the anniversary of the author’s death. It runs through June 25 at two Hollywood area theaters. Details and ticket information on the performance are at www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2496.

Pillar Of Fire is set in the year 2349 on an Earth cleansed of all superstition – a place where Halloween, dark literature and burials are banned. Bodies are burned without ceremony in massive towers of cremation; the ashes of the forgotten dead blown into the wind. As Bradbury’s tale opens, the last cemetery on the planet is nearly emptied when the last dead man in the world wakes up. William Lantry is a 400 year-old walking corpse filled with hate for the living and determined to teach this sterile and sensible world the meaning of fear.

Oberst, a rabid Bradbury fan, says he hopes to tour with Pillar Of Fire and other Bradbury stories. “Vincent Price used to tour the world with living renditions of Poe’s works that delighted fans. I’d like to do the same with Ray Bradbury” he says.  “These LA shows are a test. I want to prove that fans will respond to great horror and fantasy literature done live.” Oberst says he especially hopes to make a tour of American libraries as a way of honoring Bradbury’s lifelong love affair with books.

Bradbury wrote the story in 1948 as comics like Tales From The Crypt, The Vault Of Horror and The Haunt Of Fear were being thrown into bonfires after a psychiatrist attacked them as morally corrupt in a best-selling book. “The campaign to cleanse young minds caught fire” says Oberst “and that’s the atmosphere in which Bradbury created Pillar Of Fire, which makes the case that we need the dark in order to to balance the light. It’s a passionate defense of Halloween and things that go bump in the night. I hope fans will support it if they are in Los Angeles in June. We who work in the darker genres still take heat from those who look down on us, but Ray Bradbury wasn’t ashamed to have his name associated with horror, neither am I.”

(Pillar of Fire is read with the permission of Don Congdon Associates,Inc. on behalf of Ray Bradbury Enterprises, Inc. Copyright 1948 Love Romances, Inc.)

 

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