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Coliseum Of Comics Aquires Florida's Friendly Local Game Store Chain
The Florida comic book chain Coliseum Of Comics has acquired the Florida chain of Friendly Local Game Store or FLGS The combined company will sadly however not be known as COCFLGS which sounds like the kind of thing police in Florida arrest comic book stores for selling The three stores joining the new chain are: Friendly[...]
Scout Comics Suspends Operations Over Hurricane Ian
Florida comic book publisher Scout Comics tweeted about their own operations, as well as about local comic book printers, Comic Impressions, as they have been hit in recent days by Hurricane Ian. As many of you may know, Scout HQ is located in Ft Myers, Florida, and was directly in the path of Hurricane Ian as[...]
Coliseum Of Comics Opens Tenth Store, In Southeast Orlando
Florida-based comic book store chain Coliseum Of Comics is opening a new store next week, on Saturday, the 17th of September, in the Shoppes At Eastwood plaza in Southeast Orlando This marks the chain's tenth store, and the third in Orlando "We love the area – several of our team members live nearby and frequent[...]
Attend The Free CGC Comics Academy, Maybe Come Out An Official Grader
Held in Tampa, Florida, at the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center attendees will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation However, a limited number of travel/accommodation scholarships will be available. The CGC Comics Academy syllabus includes Comic Grading 101, History of Comic Book Grading, the CGC Process, Live Grading Demos and more At the[...]
Florida Polk County Schools Pull Raina Telgemeier's Drama From Shelves
Polk County in Florida is the latest to be subject to banning of the critically acclaimed bestselling graphic novels from schools, part of a series of such exclusions in recent years that Bleeding Cool has covered Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Frederick Heid has asked middle and high school librarians to remove 16 books from[...]
WWE Returning To The Thunderdome Because Of COVID-19 Resurgence?
So with sports and entertainment affected, what about the world of sports entertainment, ie WWE?  Well, we might have an answer to that. WWE Owner Vince McMahon at the WWE Thunderdome last year, courtesy of WWE. According to Dave Meltzer on today's Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE (and AEW) is keeping an eye on the situation and if shutdowns and[...]
Scout Comics Opens Bigger Headquarters In Florida
Comic book publisher Scout Comics has just opened a newly expanded headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida, and will be hosting a signing this weekend to celebrate with Joseph Schmalke and Peter Goral of Phantom Starkiller, James Haick of Solar Flare, Richard Rivera of Stabbity Bunny, Piper Rudich, David Byrne, Karl Moline, Nate Johnson, Drew Ferguson,[...]
Marvel's Ike Perlmutter Finally Wins Libel Suit Over Hate Campaign
Both individuals live in Sloan's Curve, the Palm Beach complex in Florida next door to f0rmer President Donald Trump's private club  Mar-A-Lago With Perlmutter being Trump's biggest political donor, a fact that has elevated Perlmutter to another spot of bother this week. Lawsuit screencap Bleeding Cool was first alerted to this case in 2015 when Marvel Comics[...]
Dan Lee Is The Stan Lee Lookalike Appearing At A Comic Con Near You
The Sci-Fi Pop Fest takes place on the 6th of November in the Eustis Expo Center, Lake County Fairgrounds, in Eustis, Florida And despite the very laws of nature, they have a very special guest attending Dan 'The Man' Lee. That is of course not Stan Lee, who died three years ago but is, as we[...]
Evicted Floridan Comic Shop Owner, Selling Comics To Pay Hotel Room
Pat Potter is the owner of the comic book store Comic World in Largo, Florida, for 38 years In November 2019, he suffered a stroke and has been in recovery since, but this put the future of his comic store in jeopardy The pandemic lockdown last year saw him face landlords that did not recognise[...]
Coliseum of Comics Buys Borderlands Comics & Games in Jacksonville FL
"I believe customers, old and new, will love the added lines of comics, games, toys, and statues that we'll be adding to the store." Plans are also underway for a "Out With The Old, In With The New" clearance sale to make way for the stores' new stock, as well as Grand Re-Opening for the location. Coliseum[...]
The official logo of the WWE.
Unsurprising to anyone who has followed WWE's months-long bungling of the coronavirus pandemic, even in Florida, a state that has itself led the world in bungling of the pandemic, WWE facilities in the state are apparently being investigated as potential "hotspots," locations from which the virus may be spreading throughout the community. A news report from[...]
Dave Bautista at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on April 19, 2017. Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
He's also a resident of Florida But despite living in a state that's proven quite friendly to Bautista's fellow WWE Hall-of-Famer President Donald Trump, The Animal feels differently Big Dave took to Twitter to lash out at President Trump after he thanked the state of Florida for attending a rally he recently held there. Dave Bautista[...]
Hero Hype – Comic Cons Still Going On in Florida This Summer
Florida is a state with coronavirus case spiking but also one of the more opened-up states in the US, and happy to run comic book and pop culture conventions, certainly more than anyone else right now Blogger Tom Croom has been embedded and reporting to his readers about the kind of risks being taken, and[...]
The official logo of the WWE.
And in case you need video evidence actual testing is going on — and who would blame you if you did — Mojo Rawley posted a video to Twitter, writing, "Precautionary #COVID19 testing! Gotta make sure we're healthy and safe to entertain the globe every week! I'm telling you, this test is really not bad[...]
Florida Returned to Comic Cons (And Similar) This Week
July 10th sees the sizeable Tamba Bay Comic Convention run from July 10th to the 12th because, well, it's Florida But they have been beaten to it. Yesterday Sunday, June 14th, saw the Orlando Area Toy Collectors Summer Pop-Up Show in Apopka, Florida (a town with nominative determinism to host pop up shows) from Florida Toy[...]
Famous Faces and Funnies of Florida Goes Full On Facebook Live Auctions
Our friends at comic store Famous Faces And Funnies of Florida are running two twelve-hour Facebook Live selling auctions this weekend from noon to midnight EST each day Yes, they are doing it alphabetically again Well, if schools are not in session, it's good to know your ABCs. They offer $8 flat rate shipping across the[...]
Tampa Bay Comic Con Will Happen in July, Pandemic Or No
Now, we can resume guest announcements, along with exhibitor/artist alley invoicing, and guest bookings. We're looking forward to another nerdy weekend at Tampa Bay Comic Convention, in less than two months! Florida is one of the states that has been opening back up earlier than others, and will be introducing audiences back to wrestling matches[...]
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Our good friends at A Comic Shop in Orlando, Florida, have been spending the shutdown selling pretty much every comic they have on the shelves, live on Facebook They have been streaming auctions, getting in guests to interview between sessions and running 24 hour marathons through the last few months It appears that it's not[...]
Live: Gov. DeSantis Announces Plan To Reopen State | NBC News
Live pro wrestling with crowds could return earlier than expected, according to a new set of guidelines published by the Re-Open Florida Task Force The report, developed by politicians along with working groups from several major industries and addressed to Governor Ron DeSantis proposes a roadmap for reopening the state following a month-long shutdown due[...]
Live: Gov. DeSantis Announces Plan To Reopen State | NBC News
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has doubled down on his support of WWE, and he isn't being coy about the reason why DeSantis, who already granted WWE a special exemption to be considered an "essential" business and operate during stay-at-home orders on the same day a Republican super PAC led by Linda McMahon pledged to spend[...]
famous faces
Turns out, Rick Shea of Famous Faces & Funnies, also of Florida, takes the credit for getting Aaron started on these and have just celebrated their second anniversary of doing Facebook Live auctions. Since they can't have Free Comic Day this year, where they normally have two thousand-plus people, they're going to do a 26 Hour[...]
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Despite giving advance notice to their landlords that they won't be able to afford to pay rent, for the time being, the owners of a Hialeah, Florida, have taken legal action Palm Springs Mile Associates, Ltd filed a suit in federal court in Miami, alleging AMC failed to pay the $52,153.87 monthly rent on the[...]
WWE Employee Says Staff Forced to Work, Social Distancing Impossible
An employee of WWE has spoken out about working conditions at the company's weekly television tapings and broadcasts, asking the government in Florida to shut the company down so employees can practice social distancing without fear of losing their jobs The news was first reported by journalist Jon Alba, who notes the employee, going by[...]
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings speaks about the WWE, courtesy of Orange County.
Demmings went on to say that WWE was initially not considered "essential" but that the decision was reversed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. "Initially, there was a review that was done and they were not initially deemed an essential business," said Demmings in a press conference updating residents on the coronavirus crisis "With some conversation with[...]
WWE Superstars Edge and Randy Orton filmed a Last Man Standing Match for WrestleMania 36 that spanned the entire mostly empty Performance Center.
The company's ability to do so hinges on whether they can even utilize the WWE performance center during the state-wide shutdown ordered by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Fightful's ∫ reports that wrestlers have been told the company plans to film three episodes of Raw, three episodes of Smackdown, and several episodes of WWE in a week-long[...]
50 States Of Fright
The first season is said to include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, and Kansas. The cast includes: Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, John Marshall Jones, Ron Livingston, Victoria Justice, Karen Allen, Colin Ford, Alex Fitzalan, James Ransone, Emily Hampshire, Elizabeth Reaser, Rory Culkin, Warren[...]
"Minecraft" Festival Tickets Go On Sale On March 6th
This first-time-ever festival will be taking place in Orlando, Florida as organizers will take over the Orange County Convention Center The whole event is being produced with ReedPOP as well as Mohang You can read a little more about it below, but they have yet to finalize panelists, activities, or much else at the moment[...]