CA – del Toro Midnight Signing

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Name: Guillermo del Toro

Date(s): June 1, 2009

Description: Get the book and meet Guillermo Del Toro.

Line up starts Monday, June 1st. The line will be allowed into the store at 11:59PM Book goes on sale 2 minutes later Tuesday, June 2nd 12:01AM

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. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

The Strain

They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come.

In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months, the world.

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .

Location: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Website: http://www.meltcomics.com/

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The Daily Cross Hatch: …A MicroCon Round-Up

Sarah Morean interviews indie creators at MicroCon about their marketing gimmicks, what sells for them, etc. An interesting read. Follow the link.

Wizard World Philadelphia Welcomes Dan DiDio

Senior Vice President—Executive Editor of DC Comics Dan DiDio is the latest Special Guest for Wizard World Philadelphia.

DiDio will be participating in two panels at Wizard World Philadelphia. On Saturday, June 20, DiDio takes lead of the DC Nation Panel, which teases the company’s upcoming titles and gets fans pumped over the DCU. Meanwhile on Sunday, DiDio takes a more relaxed approach and conducts the laid-back Sunday Conversation, which revolves around creators and fans uniting over their love of comics in general.

Source: http://www.wizardworld.com/dandidioarticle.html

Comic-Con International Sells Out!

All Memberships Are Sold Out!

There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION for:
• Attendees
• Press
• Professionals
• Volunteers

Reselling, reusing or transferring a Comic-Con membership is strictly prohibited.

Badges and memberships are non-transferable.

Source: http://comic-con.org/cci/cci_fastfacts_2009.php

Twitter Your Way to Comic-Con International

Thanks to a contest sponsored by Overture Films for the release of the trailer to their new science fiction/horror flick Pandorum, you can win a trip to Comic-Con International: San Diego just by posting a message to Twitter.

Supported by MovieWeb, ScreenRant, io9 and Cinemablend, and G4 (Attack of the Blog), the Pandorum Trailer Premiere ReTweet Sweepstakes will award one random winner the prize of (1): A trip to San Diego, CA to attend 2009 Comic Con from July 23, 2009 to July 26, 2009. Prize includes roundtrip, coach class air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to San Diego for winner only, three (3) days and two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one (1) room, single occupancy), one (1) four day pass to Comic Con, and ground transportation between airport and hotel. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $2,000.

To find out what to retweet (or to see the trailer for the film), follow the link.

Grrl: San Jose Super-Con 2009 Recap

Bonnie Burton provides a report with photos. Follow the link.

NYC – Wonder Woman Sings

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Name: Lynda Carter

Date(s): June 09, 2009

Description: Tuesday June 09, 2009 5:30 PM

Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman) signs her new CD, at last.

Location: Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Triangle ,1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Website: http://bn.com

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Publishers Weekly: BookExpo America 2009

Publishers Weekly takes a look at how comics and graphic novels will fare at this week’s BEA. Follow the link.

Image Comics at BEA

Apes & Babes Throughout the upcoming Book Expo of America, Image Comics (booth #2767), the premier creator-owned graphic novel and comic book publisher, will be featuring many of our titles including The Walking Dead, Spawn, Wanted, G-Man, I Kill Giants, American Jesus, Nocturnals, Witchblade, Invincible, Dawn, Liberty Meadows, Darkness and their children’s imprint, Silverline Books.

Company representatives Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson, Image Partner and Silverline Books Publisher Jim Valentino, PR & Marketing Coordinator Joe Keatinge and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik will be in attendance the entire weekend. In addition, The Image Comics 2009 Book Catalogue and samples of various titles will be available.

And if that’s not enough, we will have various creators signing some of their most popular works, including Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman, Liberty Meadows creator Frank Cho, G-Man cartoonist Chris Giarrusso and Witchblade writer Ron Marz.

Full Signing Schedule

Friday:
12 – 2 PM: Ron Marz, signing copies of Witchblade Volume 1
2 – 4 PM: Chris Giarrusso, signing copies of G-Man: Learning to Fly, Vol. 1

Saturday:
12 – 2 PM: Robert Kirkman, signing copies of The Walking Dead Vol. 1, Invincible Vol. 1 and The Astounding Wolf-Man Vol. 1

2 – 4 PM: Frank Cho, signing copies of Apes & Babes: The Art of Frank Cho and Liberty Meadows Vol. 1 10th Anniversary Edition

Sunday:
10 – 12 PM: Chris Giarrusso, signing copies of G-Man: Learning to Fly, Vol. 1

Blimey!: Bristol International Comic Expo 2009

Lew Stringer provides a nice write up and photos about the convention. Follow the link.

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