Friday, June 12, 2015

Weekend Top 6 Picks for June 13th and 14th.

Saturday June 13, 2015
10am to 10pm Free. Gods and Monsters Grand Opening Celebration. Artegon Marketplace 5250 International Drive; Suite E8, Orlando, Florida. Gods and Monsters is the second largest comics, toys, collectibles and gaming venue in the U.S. Come explore Gods and Monsters (as well as the Transmetropolitan Gallery and Offworld L.O.U.N.G.E. within) and enjoy 12 hours of entertainment, activities, art demos, contests and give-a-ways, all while raising money for the Hero Initiative!
Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10am.
The Hero Initiative Fundraiser with silent auction. (winners announced at 9pm) Visit to learn more about this charity helping comics creators in need.
Free arcade sponsored by Free Play Florida and BART.
Special appearances by renowned cosplay models, Callie Cosplay, Heather1337 and Jenifer Ann.
Appearances by Central Florida's critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria.
Legacy Aerial Arts will be here with Bella Maia as Cat Woman doing performances on Aerial Silks and Hailey Burkett as Wonder Woman on the Aerial Hoop.
Free face painting and balloon art provided by Artegon's YES, Your Entertainment Spot. Superhero arts & crafts throughout the day, with Mad Science highlighting the Science of Superheroes 11am-5pm
Transmetropolitan Gallery Art Show with live art demos by Bianca Roman-Stumpff, Kevin Wood, Mark Pacich, Robo Ohno and more.
Comics creator, Shawn Surface will be on hand promoting his upcoming series "Mandi", signing books, prints and drawing custom character sketches with proceeds going to the Hero Initiative.
Derrick Fish will be here with original art, prints and all his creator owned comics such as "The Wellkeeper", "Dandy and Co.", "APPARITION" and his all new "CARPE NOCTEM".
Comics creator, Jenni Gregory will be here signing copies of her books, Dream Walker and Summoner with proceeds going to Hero.
Renowned convention artist, Michael “Locoduck” Duron will be present doing character sketches for attendees.
Photo opportunities with costumed characters, including Star lite Princess and Pirate Parties' very own Iron Man appearing at 2pm and Spider-Man appearing at 3pm.
The 501st and Guardians Of Justice, non-profit organizations, will have groups of popular characters appearing throughout the day.
Costume Contest with prizes held at 8pm.
Brit Lytle with Bittersweet Body Art will be doing live body art demos.
Author, Brian Downes will be here signing copies of his book, The Berlin Fraternity
Emcee: Comedian, Adam Avitable and DJ Spank.
Lite bites provided by Chevy's Fresh Mex with proceeds going to Hero Initiative.

6pm to 10pm Free.  Virginia Drive Live! Virginia Drive near The Venue Orlando FL. We'd like to invite you to join our family-friendly neighborhood block party.  We'll have plenty of local vendors, food trucks, shopping and entertainment.  There will also be a beer tent available and a wine stroll.  Wine stroll tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Got Karma and The Venue.  We'd love to see you all there!

7pm to 10pm Free but bring a dish. Potluck Welcome at the Kerouac House. Kerouac House 1418 Clouser St., Orlando, FL. Welcome the new resident author, Michele Roldan-Shaw.

Sunday June 14, 2015
10am to 5pm Free. Crawford House Move. 642 Wilkes Ave Pine Castle, FL. The house is 2 blocks away on Randolph and will be moved to Wilkes. This isn't really an event but a unique sketch opportunity.

 Noon to 5pm Free but get a drink. Sunday's with Smiling Dan. The Falcon Bar & Gallery, 819 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL. DJ Smiling Dan spins tunes for your Sunday afternoon.

1pm to 3pm Free. Script Reading Workshop. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, 8267 International Drive, Orlando, FL. New original plays are read and workshoped.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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