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Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« on: May 25, 2013, 02:09:39 pm »
Yes I'm TROLLING the mess out of you my brotha... ;D


Went to the Black Business Expo yesterday at the West Angeles Church hangar over on Crenshaw BLVD!


Found some goods while scoping the facility as a possible location for a black comic book convention!


Hero X needs more places to dress up as Black Panther... Help a brotha out!


If Academy Award nominee Mr. Hudlin is down for the cause I would be willing to put in all the investigative work to make it easier on him and just have him roll out of bed, say something witty on the microphone and roll out leaving me to clean the place up afterwards! :)


C'mon man I'm tired of TROLLING you at the Black Panel, Golden Apple comic book signings and grocery stores... At least let us talk about the possibilities of this happening!


Where else are you going to rep for the Django Unchained comic book?


Yeah like Jamie Foxx, Samuel Jackson, Halle Berry or even Tarantino will return my calls... You got the rolodex I got the ideas!


Universoul Circus... Black Stuntmens' Association... Black Karate Federation... Mshindo big ole head and whatnot... ::)


They have gym weights right there in the hangar along with a stage so I figure a bunch of banners hanging here and there and BOOM we have a full blown convention in effect!


At the expo there were some brothas from http://www.tamuseum.org with a demo for their game http://tuskegeeredtails.com/index.php and we could help further black super heroes and be LARGE in the community!


The Black Panel at Comic-con had it's day now it's time to seize the day!


HIP HOP HARVARD HUDLIN... Let's do this!



P.S. None of the antics that had nothing to do with comics like the Black Panel had we don't need Gangsta Rappers freestyling up and down the aisle we would rather have Denzel speak about The Book of Eli or something similar where a black man or woman played the hero and not the thug... Maybe Lil Romeo doing the Static Shock theme song instead strip club anthems!


Oh and I'll ban myself for a minute or two because I was way out of line here but you know I'm right though! :-X

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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 02:48:32 pm »
I have seriously thought about it.  But don't have time this year.

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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 06:51:19 pm »
Not this year but next year!


This gives us time to work out all the kinks like scheduling conflicts that could come up last minute!


As far as time goes I'll put in the dirty work and you can do the "Name Only" thing and smile as you cut the ribbon leading into the event!


Come on dude this is Hollywood it's all about who is attached not who puts in work! 8)


I'm the one stalking you so I'll initiate some things here and there and get some generic buzz going and when it looks like it is catching some steam you come in like it was your thing all along and throw me under the bus... I'm good with that!


With the hiatus of blacksuperhero.com not to mention the void left by the late great Dwayne McDuffie someone has to be the face of black comics and you are that one person that seems to get the most respect even by the Haters! :)


I won't attach your name without your blessing in the beginning but if it looks like there could be a sizable turnout then we jack your name and ride this thing until the wheels fall off!


Sample:


"Welcome to the first annual Black Comics Convention Los Angeles ... Our host needs no introduction he is the force behind BeBe's Kids, The Boondocks, House Party and Academy Award nominee producer of Django Unchained. The number one seller of Black Panther comics and cartoons put your hands together for the one and only... East Boogie's own Reginald Hudlin!" (I'm sure we will be as accurate with your resume given enough time to prepare)


Then you say something intellectually inspiring and go sit down somewhere while everybody gathers around the Mshindo booth for one of his art tutorials or the Kevin Grevioux How To Write A Movie Script workshop!


Meanwhile, I'll be at the front door skimming off the top of the entrance fee money... That's how I get paid for my troubles! ;)


I will PM you soon about an idea I had originally posted at blacksuperhero.com about something that could give the black super hero movement legs... Knuckle heads didn't get it back then but with all that has happened at Marvel and DC this could be BIG and very very needed!


A host does not work you just walk around like the director that you are and make sure all the specs meet your satisfaction... Wear one of those Emperor Palpatine robes and I'll play Darth Vader doing the hunting down grunt work!

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 10:54:10 pm »
As someone who has been to many conventions ranging from body building to comics to insurance sales and marketing let's turn this into an idea thread...


In the spirit of HEF's "Love Your Smile" we have to have beautiful black women passing out free merchandise while dressed as your favorite female super heroes... It works for Comic-con as well as the Anime Expo! ;)


With all the martial arts cats like Supreme Illuminati and them we need a few brothas doing self defense demos and techniques... We demand a Jefferson "Hood Technique" demonstration by law!


Once Mshindo kicks off the digital art phase we will need some How To Draw or How To Animate demos for the kiddies to bring their sketchbooks and practice along with!


Whether or not the Milestone booth is the craziest and most happening place to be is Michael Davis' problem... I'm sure he'll do fine! ;D


A Dwayne McDuffie tribute obviously!


Any rapper or RnB artist wanting to perform will only be allowed to do so if there bars are strictly comic book or sci-fi referenced... Save the hoochie mama raps for the strip club because the Sandman from the Apollo Theater will be on hand to yank fools off the stage of this family based event!


As far as obligatory white guys present Stan Lee, Tarantino, Bill Clinton and Weird Al Yankovic get free passes all day!


To keep up with the Joneses we need to be cutting edge so technology like high definition screens displaying high end animation and video games need to permeate the convention hall... I mean we need to be a bit more tech savvy in this day and age so put the crayons and the colored markers away cause you sure as heck don't wear old school Chuck Taylors on the basketball court anymore so if you can wear 200 dollar Jordans it's time to embrace Photoshop, Zbrush and all those other grown man software packages this year!


(Naw... read that last statement again and again because that Amateur Night thing is getting old for us while Mshindo walks around on planet earth proving what black folks are capable of)


(Read that again... Now let's move onward)


As soon as the venue insurance is approved the Black Stuntmen's Association need to bless us with a demo... That means a skit to show off the skills there are quite a few black stuntmen in Hollywood that get no credit so this should be good part!


Not only should armed forces persons get in free but there should be a special tribute to those who have served maybe like the Super Bowl where there is a march or national anthem to set off the whole event!


If for some reason an HBCU marching band rolled through unannounced we will allow it provided that they return to their campus and demand that they insist their homeschool start recruiting better athletes and get somewhere within earshot of a national title in something... Just a thought!


Awards Show... There are Glyph awards and so shall there be for this I just hope there is not too much of a conflict of interest for me to win something being a part of all this!


Screenings... With Hudlin's connections I expect some free movie viewings for Django Unchained 2 and Blade 4: The Trinity Do Over now that Wesley is out and about!


More to come... Is this thing on?

















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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 06:27:35 am »
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 11:36:20 am »
The Motor City Comic Con was last weekend; the MCCC promoters have made it a spring-only event in recent years, while another group handles the major autumn convention.  For many years now it has been held in the far-western suburb of Novi, Mich.; normally, it's maybe a 35-minute drive from Detroit proper.  As the official attendance reportedly doubled this year, making it to the convention center parking lot took me 2 hours, mostly in stop-and-go traffic that snarled heavily even before I got off the highway.  I'm glad I wasn't low on gas before heading out.  It took me a few minutes for my road-rage to simmer down by the time I arrived and parked (I thought I was going to get there by 12:30 and it was now 2:30).  I'm also glad that I purchased my tickets online, as apparently the folks who did not faced a line where they were forced to wait 2+ hours to get in.  Pre-ticketed folks could go right in.

The MCCC has a mixture of comics artists and writers mixed with various pop-culture celebrities from various TV shows, movies, etc.

I got to meet Ernest Thomas, "Raj" from What's Happening (and of course his latter-day recurring role on Everybody Hates Chris). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/Hypestyle/chrisraj_zps0e40c9b3.jpg

Meeting Lou Ferrigno the Original Hulk was a treat; it was later in the day, well after 5 p.m. and he was still manning his booth--


The biggest guest of honor at the weekend convention was Stan Lee.  He was only to make an appearance on Saturday.  Aside from the general admission cost, there were separate costs for a guaranteed slot in the Stan Lee autograph/photo session.  To prepare, I found a cool Panther shirt on E*bay, and I bought an NFL Carolina Panthers hat to go with it.
The photograph and autograph sessions were scheduled separately, which meant standing twice in a very long line.  Of course, for Uncle Stan, hey, it's worth it (Norman Reedus from the Walking Dead was also there--I don't see the show, so I was clueless at first that his line rivaled Stan's. Go figure). 
Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of people apparently booked for both sessions, pretty much everyone's interaction with Mr. Stan lasted all of four seconds before the handlers were ushering you along.. ("Okay, next!!").. All I managed to say to him was a "hello, sir!", but Mr. Lee did man managed to give an affirmative "you nailed it!" when the quickie-photo was taken. 
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Had time allowed, I really wanted to engage with him about the Panther and talk up Mr. Reggie, but I did manage to get the DVD case signed--

So, another bucket-list item checked off-- but I still want to meet him again. ;)
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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 11:44:50 am »
Mr. Ferrigno still looks good today! :)


Hype, I hear that Stan Lee is shorter than he appears on camera.. like 5 feet somethin'... :-\
I thought he was taller.
Is there any truth to that rumor?

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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 11:48:53 am »
Please consider an event for 2014 ... a simulcast event in LA, Detroit, Atl, and Newark would be a life-changing event for HEF and our local communities.
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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 11:50:11 am »
Man I live like 5 minutes f rom where it w as h eld

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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 11:53:39 am »
Hype you are quite tall there... :)


I see Ferrigno at both comic conventions and bodybuilding conventions he is always a cool dude!


There are quite a few athletes with comic books so this avenue must be exploited to the fullest extent!


We also need to pick a good day during the summer so that vacation time for cross continent travelers have advanced notice and can make extra time for their families if Disneyland is on their minds while they are here!


Not too close to San Diego's Comic-con we are not ready to compete with that yet but then again if we do well with this most of those who try to get in the Black Panel might all hang a left towards Los Angeles where we would have more control of time tables... If Hudlin wants to drag the opening ceremony speech on then I guess we in church for the full duration!


(Reggie remember cats gotta go pee at some point so get in there and get out ASAP don't give no Lord Of The Rings long speech you aint Reverend So and So cut it short player) :D


And speaking of Disneyland we will need some cross promotional stuff where there are discounts for the local theme parks or tourist attractions like if you say "Black Super Heroes Rule" you get half off at Universal Studios theme park!


And Reggie get Steve Harvey's number out of your rolodex... Something in my gut tells me he needs to be somewhere up in this involved somehow even just for the sake of super hero comedy skits!

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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 11:57:28 am »
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Hype, I hear that Stan Lee is shorter than he appears on camera.. like 5 feet somethin'...
I thought he was taller.
Is there any truth to that rumor?
-- obviously he was sitting in our photo, but yeah, he's a little shorter than he appears to be in the films/TV. (but of course, forever a giant to all of us, lol)..
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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 01:55:59 pm »
Other than Eric Metcalf who here is in good to get free passes? :)


Comps make the word go round so after Hudlin's immediate family and some rough neck East Boogie representatives in the roving entourage who should be on the VIP list for the convention floor and the after party?


If there is any Butt kissing that needs to be done you have approximately one year from now to get your pucker on! 8)


Hudlin likes flossed out bling and rare to find Kirby back issues so bribe him as best you can!



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Re: Reginald Hudlin Hosts Black Comic Book Convention!
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 06:18:11 am »
I don't know how many HEFFAS were at the Reggiesworld launch party two years ago (sadly, immediately following Dwayne's death) but it was a pretty insane event. 

It started an hour before it was schedule because of the crowds and went I think an hour or more later.  That's when I knew it was time to do something...else. 

Then I got busy with other stuff like Django, but it's still very much on the radar.

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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 07:10:01 am »
Címon, please film the event (documentary style). Yes, make a movie out it. Iím a fan of documentaries, conventions & black super heroes- combine all the elements. Do it!

I better be able to watch it on Netflix or purchase the DVD.

The Carolina Panthers hat is a nice touch, Hype! Cool!

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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 07:28:38 am »
I was at the launch party and spent most of it talking to Kevin Grevioux or being talked to by Kevin... Long story!


That was just more of me stalking Reggie but you do attract quite a crowd wherever you show up!