NYC – Cartoonists at the Strand

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Name: Miss Lasko-Gross, Gabrielle Bell and Austin English

Date(s): May 19, 2009 07:00PM – 08:30PM

Description: Forbidden Planet presents… Miss Lasko-Gross and Gabrielle Bell

May 19 07:00PM – 08:30PM

Miss Lasko-Gross and Gabrielle Bell will give a slide show presentation and discuss their work with cartoonist Austin English.

The Strand Bookstore
12th St. & Broadway
New York, NY

Location: The Strand Bookstore, 12th St. & Broadway, New York, NY



Edge Of LA Comic Book / Pop Culture Convention (May 2009)

May 14, 2009 by  
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Convention Website:

Date(s):: Saturday May 16th

Location: Claremont Packing House, 532 W. 1st street, Claremont California, 91711

Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 12

Projected Attendance:: 300-500


A-Kon (2009)

May 14, 2009 by  
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Convention Website:

Date(s):: May 29th-31st 2009

Location: Sheraton Dallas 400 N Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201

Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 200

Projected Attendance:: 15,000


A ReBoot Reunion at Anime Evolution

May 14, 2009 by  
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Gavin’s First Convention Appearance in Vancouver, BC!

June 12-14, 2009

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre

It’s hard to believe, but ReBoot co-creator Gavin Blair is finally making an appearance at the birthplace of ReBoot- Vancouver BC! What better place than at Anime Evolution from June 12-14th, 2009. There will be a ReBoot Q&A and Gavin will be signing at the DMF Comics booth.

Gavin Blair (Co-Creator)
Sharon Alexander (AndrAIa)
Gary Chalk (Slash)
Michael Donovan (Mike the TV)

CGI artist and publisher Jim Su (ReBoot Season 4, The Art of ReBoot)

For more info, please visit:

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New York Comic Con Announces Happy Hour

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Kick Off Summer With NYCC And Dave And Busters

Norwalk, CT, May 14, 2009:  New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced it will host a special gathering for NYC-area comic fans, creators, and professionals on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Dave and Busters in Times Square (234 West 42nd Street).  This inaugural New York Comic Con Happy Hour will serve as a space for the NYC comic community to chat, network, and interact with the New York Comic Con team.  The NYCC Happy Hour is free and open to the public.

“We’re very excited to launch our first New York Comic Con Happy Hour,” NYCC Show Manager Lance Fensterman said.  “The last NYCC was this past February, the next isn’t until October 2010, and there’s a long time in-between.  We don’t want to disappear, though, and are planning a series of parties and similar events throughout this year and next to keep New York’s comic community engaged.”

Dave and Busters will be offering all attendees half-priced drinks until 7:30 PM and half-priced games all night long.  Further, attendees will want to be at the party at 8 PM when NYCC hosts its summer kickoff raffle — with prizes generously donated by partners including Dave and Busters, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Midtown Comics.  Raffle prizes include…

* $50 Midtown Comics Gift Card
* Marvel Variant Comics Signed by Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada
* DC Comics Variant Comics
* Dave and Busters Power Card
* New York Comic Con Beach Pack

The New York Comic Con will be holding happy hours at Dave and Busters and all summer long, with upcoming events June 10th, July 15th, and August 19th.  For more information, visit NYCC’s official website ( and official blog (


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


The New York Comic Con is operated by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer. In 2007, Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and organized by 39 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2006, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,052 million on turnover of £5,398 million.

Storms Hawks Lands at Toronto Anime North

May 14, 2009 by  
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Beach Creative Studios and DMF Comics will be exhibiting at Anime North in Toronto May 22-24 at the Toronto Congress Center.

On sale will be 100 limited Anime North edition Storm Hawks Ashcans! Only $5 each! Includes two short stories, and pin ups from Marcus To (Fathom), Sanford Greene (Spider- Man), Marcio Takara (The Incredibles), Jim Su (Crozonia).

The one hour series finale of Storm Hawks will be screening courtesy of YTV and Nerd Corps Entertainment! This is a NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE!

Screening time: Sat 12pm-1pm
International Video Room C1

For more info, please visit:

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CA – ‘Hellboy’ Director Signing

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Name: Guillermo del Toro

Date(s): June 02, 2009 – 7:00 PM

Description: Guillermo del Toro – The Strain
June 02, 2009 7:00 PM

The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity.

del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.

Location: Borders, 1360 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024



Lazerman Exclusive at Wizard World Philadelphia

May 14, 2009 by  
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Press Release:

“LAZERMAN TM” Exclusive comes to Wizard World Philadelphia

Boston Indy HBComicsTM produces “Lazerman: Double-Size” Exclusive for Convention

June 19-21, in Philadelphia, “Wizard World” is coming to the PennsylvaniaConvention Center. And so is “Lazerman TM.”



“LazermanTM“, the flagship title for Boston based indy comic creators Chris and Alan Hebert, will be getting a special printing just for the Philly Wizard World convention. Called “LAZERMAN: Double-Size”, the issue boasts almost 50 pages of full color story, and presents the first two complete issues of the “Lazerman” comic book title in one book.

“It’s the perfect introduction to Lazerman TM, and half of the “This MAN, This LAZER!” story arc!” Chris Hebert wrote on HBComics’ Myspace blog. The other two issues in the initial four issue arc will also be available at the Hebert Brother’s artist alley table at Wizard World.

Lazerman is the story of an awkward comic book geek who, in a bizarre twist of fate, ends up with super-powers of his very own. The title promises to lovingly satirize the super hero genre, while at the same time provide a light hearted hero story in the tradition of classic silver age comics. The first three issues were released earlier this year, and are available through HAVEN Distributors, (, with the fourth issue coming in the last week of May. Lazerman’s previous “convention exclusive variant” was at the now defunct Wizard World Texas, where the book sold out its exclusive convention printing.

About HBComicsTM: HBComicsTM is an independent comic book publisher, founded by two brothers from Boston. More information on the company, or the titles being produced, can be found at

ConCarolinas (2009)

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Convention Website:

Date(s):: 05/29/2009 – 05/31/2009

Location: Charlotte Hilton University Place, Charlotte, NC

Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 60+

Projected Attendance:: 600-700


Granite State Comicon (May 2009)

May 14, 2009 by  
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Convention Website:

Date(s):: 5/31/2009

Location: Radisson Center of NH, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101 USA

Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 90

Projected Attendance:: 750


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