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  • Sacramento Horror and Sci-Fi Convention (September 2009)

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    Convention Sacramento Horror and Sci-Fi Convention
    Convention Website http://www.sacanime.com/fromthelandbeyond/
    Start Date 09/25/2009
    End Date 09/27/2009

    Venue Address 6151 H Street – Across from Sac State University
    Sacramento, California
    United States
    What category best describes your convention? Horror
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
    – Comic Books
    – Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Plainville, CT Comic, Toy and Collectibles Show (September 2009)

    September 25, 2009 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Connecticut, Convention Profiles

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    Convention Plainville, CT Comic, Toy and Collectibles Show
    Convention Website http://www.comicspace.com/cliffs_cons
    Start Date 09/27/2009

    Venue Name Plainville VFW
    Venue Address 7 Northwest Dr.
    Plainville, CT 06062
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 42
    Projected Attendance 500
    What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
    – Gaming
    – Science Fiction and Fantasy

    NC – Cape Crisis Signing

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    Chris Giarusso and friends sign on Oct 24th

    Chris Giarusso and friends sign on Oct 24th

    This is an All Ages Event that’ll be worth skipping soccer games, dance recitals, and Saturday morning cartoons. There’s a pretty good chance it will also go down in Greensboro history. For realsies!

    We’re happy to have our buddy Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Mini Marvels) return for a special release of the first ever Acme Comics exclusive variant, complete with 100% original cover art! Stay tuned for an advanced unveiling of the art over the next couple of weeks and months!

    We’re also delighted to play host for the X-Babies #1 Release Party with writer Gregg Schigiel (Pix, SpongeBob Squarepants), who also serves as Stephen’s partner-in-crime on the RE: Comics! column here on Acme Comics.com, and Eisner award-nominated artist Jacob Chabot (The Mighty Skullboy Army, Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular)!

    Rounding things out are Eisner award-winner Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Patrick the Wolf Boy) and writer of one of the hottest independent sensations on the shelves today Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend, the Basics)!

    Think we’re done? Gregg, Jacob, Brian, and Art ALL have back-up stories in the G-Man Cape Crisis mini series!
    Acme Comics, 2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
    (336) 574-2263

    CA – Adml. Adama Screens Dig Comics

    Edward James Olmos screens new film on Sept 26th

    Edward James Olmos screens new film on Sept 26th

    LOS ANGELES – Actor Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner) makes a special appearance for the screening of the documentary short Dig Comics at Los Angeles’ premiere comic book store Meltdown Comics.

    Also joining Olmos for a post-screening Q & A will be Miguel Cima, the writer/director/host of Dig Comics along with members of the cast and crew.

    Both a love letter to the American art form of comics and a call to arms to increase the dwindling audience, Dig Comics has already won the attention of Edward James Olmos’ company Olmos Productions, which has agreed to produce a long-form full-length Dig Comics. Olmos believes that as a medium, comic books not only increase literacy but also serves as an inspirational learning tool for both students and teachers.

    Dig Comics won Best Documentary at the San Diego Comic-Con International: Independent Film Festival, and has been selected for screenings at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Tucson Film and Music Festival, and the Royal Flush Film Festival in New York City. It also recently screened at the Downtown Film Festival: Los Angeles.

    Visit http://www.DigComics.com for more information.
    Visit http://www.meltcomics.com for info on Meltdown Comics.

    What:           Dig Comics screening and discussion panel with Edward James Olmos

    Where:         Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

    When:          Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:00 PM

    RSVP:          Sitting will be limited, you must RSVP to attend.  RSVP@meltcomics.com. you plus 1 (one) only.

    Asheville Mini-Con (September 2009)

    Convention Asheville Mini-Con
    Convention Website http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3407421#Post3407421
    Start Date 09/26/2009
    Venue Name Ramada Inn Biltmore West
    Venue Address 275 Smokey Park Hwy I-40 @ exit 44
    Asheville, NC 28806
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 25
    Projected Attendance 400
    What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
    – Horror
    – Science Fiction and Fantasy

    NE – 16 Years of Krypton

    September 24, 2009 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Nebraska, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Cynthia Martin & Jason Aaron sign on Oct. 21st

    Cynthia Martin & Jason Aaron sign on Oct. 21st

    Things start off Wednesday Oct. 21st and go through Sunday Oct. 25th. Of course, everything is on sale the whole week. As a matter of fact, this sale is going to be so good other stores may copy us!
    On Saturday October 24th from Noon-6pm we have at least two VERY SPECIAL GUESTS:

    JASON AARON – writer, Wolverine: Weapon X, Scalped, The Other Side

    CYNTHIA MARTIN- Star Wars artist and she lives in OMAHA!

    Krypton Comics, 2912 S 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68124


    UK – Beneath A Steel Sky Premieres

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    Dave Gibbons and Charles Cecil Unveil New Game

    18:45 Reinventing A Gaming Classic: iPhone “Beneath A Steel Sky”

    David Lean Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

    October 5th, 2009

    18:30 | Bar open
    19:00 | Event starts

    Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons and Revolution Software founder Charles Cecil unveil the remastered iPhone version of their 1994 collaboration Beneath A Steel Sky, believed to be one of the world’s most widely played adventure games. In an exclusive showcase of the new upgraded edition, Charles and Dave reveal their experiences of how video game, comic and film makers are working together to create global multi-format properties, and the opportunities in reinventing classic games for new online platforms and audiences.

    This event is part of BAFTA’s Access All Areas programme to improve access to opportunity within the film, TV and video game industries – please sign up to the mailing list for details of further live events, webcasts and competition give-aways.

    Pricing Information
    Public | £5 (includes one complimentary drink)
    BAFTA Members | Free


    Captain Celluloid’s Movie and TV World Con III (October 2010)

    Convention Website http://www.myspace.com/captaincelluloid9000
    Start Date 10/16/2010
    End Date 10/17/2010
    Venue Address 440 WEST 57TH STREET
    NEW YORK, NY 10019
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 65
    Projected Attendance 500
    What category best describes your convention? Science Fiction and Fantasy
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles

    Madame Tussauds Brings Steven Spielberg Figure to Big Apple Comic Con

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    Madame Tussauds New York Partners with Big Apple Comic Con to Display Steven Spielberg Wax Figure on the Show Floor

    Big Apple Comic Con
    October 16-18, 2009
    Pier 94
    55th Street @ 12th Avenue
    New York, NY 10019

    New York, NY (Sept. 21, 2009) – Pop culture fans can take a photo with Steven Spielberg at Big Apple Comic Con; or at least with his museum-quality wax likeness. The Stephen Spielberg figure will be provided by Madame Tussauds New York for the entire day on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Big Apple Comic Con.

    “It’s exciting for a local landmark like Madame Tussauds New York to partner with us by bringing such an iconic pop culture figure to our event. I know the fans are going to get a kick out of posing with the creative force behind so many of their favorite films,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York-based Wizard Entertainment and producer of Big Apple Comic Con.

    The Steven Spielberg figure will be on display Saturday, October 17 at Big Apple Comic Con. Fans are encouraged to interact with the figure, just like at Madame Tussauds New York. There is no additional charge for snapping your photo with the Steven Spielberg display.

    “Being on location at Big Apple Comic Con gives us a chance to bring a sample of the Madame Tussauds experience to fans that can appreciate not only the artistic talent of the piece, but also its interactive and entertaining value,” said Tom Kovacic, Promotions Manager, Madame Tussauds New York.

    Big Apple Comic Con is the longest running comic book convention in New York. It is a major pop culture convention bringing fans the latest information on Hollywood, comics, toys, gaming, collectibles and connecting attendees with celebrity guests, artists and industry professionals. Willem Dafoe headlines this year’s celebrity guest list. Tickets are on sale now at 1-866-882-5860 or online at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/bigapple. Advance purchasers will save up to 15% on tickets. Tickets are $5 more at the door. All the event information with full guest list is available at www.wizardworld.com.
    About Madame Tussauds New York:

    Madame Tussauds New York is an interactive “must do” attraction that provides guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the world’s biggest icons. Recent additions include the replica Oval Office where guests can get up close and personal with President Barack Obama’s wax figure and put their feet up on the world’s most powerful desk, as well as Cinema 4D where visitors can experience the salty smell of ocean water or the tingle of snowflakes falling on their cheeks. Other recent wax additions include Carrie Underwood, Daniel Craig as James Bond, Eli Manning, Tyra Banks and Miley Cyrus. Prominently located in the heart of Times Square, Madame Tussauds New York is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m. Visit www.nycwax.com or call (800) 246-8872 for more information.
    About Wizard Entertainment:
    Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare and FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb produces Big Apple Comic Con at Pier 94 October 16-18, Anaheim Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010, Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010, Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 12-15, 2010 and Toronto Comic Con, dates TBD.

    Shoff Promotions Comic Book & Nonsports Card Show (November 2009)

    September 23, 2009 by  
    Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention Profiles, Virginia

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    Convention Shoff Promotions Comic book & Nonsports Card Show
    Convention Website http://shoffpromotions.com
    Start Date 11/28/2009
    Venue Name Tysons Corner Va. Crowne Plaza
    Venue Address 1960 Chain Bridge Rd
    Mclean, Va 22102
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 30
    Projected Attendance 150
    What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles

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