TX – JSA All-Stars Signing

Matthew Sturges signs on Dec 3rd

Matthew Sturges signs on Dec 3rd

Hey, this Matthew Sturges feller has a lot of comics coming out this week.  So we rang him up and asked if he’d like to spend New Comics Day at ABC.  With a resounding “Sure,” he was in.

So stop in this Thursday from 5 to 7pm to get your copy of JSA All-Stars #1, Jack of Fables #40, and/or House of Mystery #20 signed by DC/ Vertigo’s writing dervish.  We bet he’d sign previous volumes of Jack & House, or his novel Midwinter, too!

Austin Books & Comics, 5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

CA – The Art of Mike Mignola Exhibit

Mike Mignola appears at Secret Headquarters

Mike Mignola appears at Secret Headquarters

Secret Headquarters is proud to present


Friday December 4th

We, at Secret Headquarters, could not be more excited to present the artwork of Eisner award winner: Mike Mignola.

Secret Headquarters will have original artwork by Mignola on display one night ONLY.

This Friday December 4th.

SHQ will also be offering a limited edition Mignola illustrated letterpress print made specifically for this show. The prints feature never before seen Hellboy artwork by Mike Mignola with color supervision by Dave Stewart. These 3 color letterpress prints have been beautifully made by Aardvark Letterpress of Los Angeles.

One Night Only
Friday December 4th from 8 – 10pm

Complimentary wine provided by: BEAR FLAG

SECRET HEADQUARTERS, 3817 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

MN – Slingshot Launch Party

Thursday December 3rd – 5PM!


The Source Comics & Games is pleased and proud to announce that we will be hosting a very special launch party for the brand new Sci-Fi property… Slingshot!Created by MorrisHaugen and Fuzzy Duck Studios Slingshot is the science-fiction event of the year. Slingshot: Jupiter Conspiracy and is the first ‘DIY Sci-Fi’ project of its kind.

Combining a screenplay, technical manual, and prestige art book, Slingshot delivers action, adventure, and compelling characters-all contained in a story grounded by real science.
With backgrounds in numerous areas of media -from illustration and design to screenwriting and visual effects-the Slingshot team has created a new and compelling vision of the future.
Since 2007, over one million dollars of creative development has occurred on the property.
Taking place at Jupiter and its moons in the year 2100, Slingshot is a story about the thirst for energy, the quest for speed, and the discovery of alien life.
The 176-page book includes over 200 pieces of stunning production art and technical information from NASA scientists and engineers with a Foreword written by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Mixing the corporate intrigue of Aliens, the space combat of Battlestar Galactica and a universe as fully-realized as Star Trek, Slingshot is a ‘must have” for all fans of high-quality, hard science fiction.
Co-creators Jeffrey Morris and Fredrick Haugen will be on hand to sign copies of Slingshot: Jupiter Conspiracy and engage the audience in a Q&A.
Light snacks & beverages will be served. Bring your family & friends and we’ll see you on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 5PM at the Source!
More Slingshot Info: www.slingshot2100.com

Source Comics & Games, 1601 West Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55113

Fantasy Twi-Life Tour Adds Daniel Cudmore to Ft. Lauderdale


The Fantasy Twi-Life Tour makes its debut in Fort Lauderdale, FL. this weekend with a 3 day celebration of The Twilight Saga, featuring live appearances by several of the stars from both Twilight and New Moon.

We are happy to announce the last minute addition of Daniel Cudmore to the list of stars attending the Fort Lauderdale event. Daniel portrays the Volturi vampire “Felix” in New Moon, and is well known to movie goers for his role as Colossus in the X-Men series of films. Daniel joins other Twilight / New Moon cast members Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley – leader of the Wolf Pack), Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Tinsel Korey (Emily), Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara) and Justin Chon (Eric Yorkie). Other guests to this event include Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model), The Twilighters (Musical Guests) and Letters to Mantua (Musical Guests).

The Fantasy Twi-Life Tour is a Twilight themed celebrity convention tour that will travel acros The United States in 2009-2010. This tour will give fans the opportunity to gather with each other across the country to celebrate the book and film series. Each stop on the Fantasy Twi-Life Tour will feature celebrity guests, musical guests, vendors, celebrity Q&A’s, dance parties, contests, panels, fan films, celebrity photo shoots, celebrity autograph sessions, V.I.P. cocktail parties and banquets, Twilight costume and role play contests, The John Henson Twilight costume museum, the art of Alex Meraz, Twilight trivia, Twilight fan fiction and more.

“Access and time with the stars is only part of what the fans want,” says Mike Broder, tour promoter. “The convention is a party for the fans. We celebrate all things relating to the Twilight exerience. The line will wrap around the room for autographs and photo ops with the stars, but we’ll also run trivia events and conduct panel discussions relating to the books and movies to entertain the fans while they wait.”

The Fort Lauderdale, FL. event starts off a multi city tour that includes:

1) Fort Lauderdale, FL (Dec. 4-6, 2009)
Daniel Cudmore (Felix), Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley), Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Tinsel Korey (Emily), Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara), Justin Chon (Eric), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model), Letters to Mantua (Musical Guests) and The Twilighters (Musical Guests).

2) Baltimore, MD (Feb. 5-7, 2010)
Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara), Kiowa Gordon (Embry), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

3) Norfolk, VA (Feb. 19-21, 2010)
Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley), Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

4) Parsippany, NJ (Mar. 12-14, 2010)
Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

5) Denver, CO (Mar. 26-28, 2010)
Kellen Lutz (Emmett Cullen), Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley), Justin Chon (Eric), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

6) San Diego, CA (April 16-18, 2010)
Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Tinsel Korey (Emily), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

7) Seattle, WA (April 30-May 2, 2010)
Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Kiowa Gordon (Embry), Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara), Tinsel Korey (Emily), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

8) Cincinnati, OH (May 21-23, 2010)
Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley), Alex Meraz (Paul), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Kiowa Gordon (Embry), Tinsel Korey (Emily), Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

9) Raliegh, NC (August 13-15, 2010)

Edi Gathegi (Laurent), Chaske Spencer (Sam Ulley), Alex Meraz (Paul), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

10) Baltimore, MD (September 17-19, 2010)

Daniel Cudmore (Felix), Alex Meraz (Paul), Kimbra Hickey (Twilight Hand Model) and John Henson (Costume Designer and Collector).

In addition, Amanda Bell of the Twilight Examiner will participate in the tour by hosting panels and events.

More guests and tour stops will be added soon. Keep track of all the updates at www.twilightfantasytour.com

The convention hours of operation for each tour stop are:
Friday: 2:00pm – 1:00am, Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00am, Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

General admission tickets start at just $20 – $30 for a one day ticket and $69 for a three day weekend pass. VIP packages are priced in the $110 – $450 range and promise more than one can find at other similar events. The Fantasy Twi-Life Tour strives to provide the best convention experience with the best pricing that a fan can find for these types of events.

Special rates are available for all attendees who stay at the host hotel in each city. Hotel information and room rate information can be found at www.twilightfantasytour.com

For more information and updates visit: www.twilightfantasytour.com

MA – Kids Go! Signing

They Might Be Giants sign Kids Go!

December 02, 2009 6:00 PM
Braintree – Borders, 255 Grossman Drive, Braintree, MA 02184

In KIDS GO!, their new sing-along story book (which follows the success of their first kids’ book, Bed, Bed, Bed, TMBG’s spirit of fun and adventure invites both parents and kids to share in the pleasure of the story of two kids who learn how to move like a monkey, shake like a jumping bean, throw their hands in the air, and go, go, go.

MI – Mouse Guard Reading


David Petersen reads at the Flint Public Library’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 8th at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, Michigan 48502


NYC – Imaginary Realism

Daniel Merriam signs on Dec 5th

Daniel Merriam signs on Dec 5th

Renowned as a pioneer of the Imaginary Realism movement, painter Daniel Merriam will join us during our special Collector’s Event on Saturday evening, December 5th. You are invited to this lovely event, so please RSVP if you would like to be on our guest list.  We will debut a collection 10 new paintings, plus 18 more that have just arrived from the Chateau Belcastel in France where they were on exhibit.

Additionally, see a new graphic entitled Madame Blanche (inspired by the beautiful ghost of the chateau!)

Animazing Gallery | www.animazing.com | 54 Greene St. NY NY 10013 | (212)226-7374 | RSVP@animazing.com

MA – Inbound Release Party & Art Opening


December 5, 2009 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Inbound #4, the Boston history comics anthology, releases this month!

Come and celebrate with the Boston Comics Roundtable at their Inbound release party! Hang out with Boston-area comics creators and check out a display of original art from Inbound #4! Join them at Central Square’s Atomic Bean Cafe for good times on Saturday, December 5 at 4pm.

WHAT: Inbound #4 release party and art opening
WHERE: Atomic Bean Cafe, 902-904 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
WHEN: Saturday afternoon, December 5 – 4-6pm

“Conning the Cons?”

Local comic book writer and scholar A. David Lewis examines the controversy surrounding Wizard Entertainment’s recent acquisition of the New England Comic Con and the ramifications it potentially holds for the Boston comic book community.

Read the article at the link…

CA – Dinosaur Discoveries Signing


William Stout signs on Sunday, December 20th at 2pm:

Noted Dinosaur illustrator William Stout signing his books: Dinosaur Discoveries. “Sixty-one new dinosaurs, found or described during the past twenty years, are covered in this fun and intriguing new collection” Hardback edition is limited to 500 copies and is signed & numbered.

His children’s book New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z captures the spirit of twenty-six new dinosaur discoveries in this highly visual kid-friendly edition with cool dino facts. A wonderful holiday gift.

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA  91505
818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel


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