MA – Green Lantern Signing

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Friend of Hub Joe Quinones is all over the comics world lately. He’s done covers for both DC and Marvel; his Green Lantern work for last year’s Wednesday Comics is out now in hardcover.

Wednesday, June 16, Joe’s art will grace the next one-shot in the Joker’s Asylum series, focusing on Joker’s moll, the fan-favorite Harley Quinn

Joe will be in the shop from 7 to 9 p.m. signing, and — if you’re lucky — sketching!

Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Sq., Somerville, MA 02143

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NYC – Plastic Farm Signing

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Rafer Roberts signs on June 19th at Comic Book Jones.

Comic Book Jones, 2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700

MA – All-Ages Signing

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Shelli Paroline and Stephanie Yue will be in-shop for an all-ages signing on Saturday, June 5!

Shelli will be signing copies of Muppet Snow White, published by BOOM Studios, which she draws, as well as other Muppet books where she has contributed covers. The four-issue limited series retells the Snow White story with the familiar Muppet characters and personality.

Shelli is one of the leading forces behind the Boston Comics Roundtable and has published several pieces in their various anthologies.

Artist Stephanie Yue will be signing the new childrens’ book Guinea PI-G, Pet Store Private Eye, which she created with author Colleen Venable.

The publisher describes the book thusly: There’s a sandwich thief in Mr. Venezi’s pet shop, and everyone is a suspect, from the chinchillas to the goldfish. Never fear! The world’s fluffiest detective on the case: Sasspants, PI(G). By day, Sasspants is your average book-loving, gizmo-inventing guinea pig. By night she solves pet shop mysteries with the help of her sidekick, Hamisher the hamster. Our furry little heroes will stop at nothing to find the sandwich thief! This is the first book in the Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series.

Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Sq., Somerville, MA. 617.718.0987

IL – Beasts of Burden Release Party

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Jill Thompson signs at Challengers Comics on June 19th from 1-4pm.

Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647

AZ – Bizarre Bazaar

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Jeff Pina signs at Atomic Comics on Saturday June 26th from noon-4pm.

Atomic Comics Mesa Superstore

1120 South Country Club #105, Mesa, AZ 85210

Mystery Society Tour

Steve Niles is going on a signing tour across the United States to celebrate Mystery Society #1!  Check out the schedule below for a store near you!

To celebrate Mystery Society #1, Steve is going on a signing tour across the United States! Check out the schedule below for a store near you!

Fri. 5/28 2-6 PM
Larry’s Comics
66 Lakeview Ave, Lowell, MA 01850
978-459-5323

Sat. 5/29 3-5 PM
Midtown Comics
200 W. 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
646-421-2021

Wed. 6/2 6-8 PM
Ssalefish Comics
3242 Silas Creek Parkway SW, Winston Salem, NC 27103-3010
336-499-3910

Thurs 6/3 noon-2pm
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

Fri-Sun 6/4-6
Heroes Con
Charlotte, NC 28204

Tues. 6/8 4-7 PM
Hometown Comics
110 East Vandalia, Edwardsville, IL 62025
618-655-0707

Wed. 6/9 2-4 PM
Lone Star Comics #1
1215 S. Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 265-0491

Wed. 6/9 6-8 PM
Lone Star Comics #3
3501 Gus Thomasson Rd. #51, Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 681-2040

Thurs 6/10 7-9 PM
Madness Games & Comics
3000 Custer Road, Suite 150, Plano, TX 75075
972-943-8135

Fri. 6/11 4-7 PM
Bedrock City Comics
6517 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77057

Sat. 6/12 Noon – 2 PM
Hastings
2020 Georgia, Amarillo, TX 79109

Sat. 6/12 6-8 PM
Hastings
5526 Bosque BLVD, Waco,TX 76710
254-772-6687

6/17 Thurs. 9-10 PM
New Dimension Comics
20550 Route 19 – Piazza Plaza, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Phone: (724)-776-0433

6/18 Fri. 4-7 PM
New Dimension Comics
Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd. #940, West Mifflin, PA 15213
Phone: (412)-655-8661

6/19 Sat. TBA
Coliseum Of Comics
3159 W. Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-870-5322

6/19 Sat. TBA
Coliseum Of Comics, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
407-228-1210

CA – Serenity Signing


 
Patton Oswalt signs at House of Secrets on June 5th! He’ll be signing copies of his comic, Serenity: Float Out from 11am-1pm.

And as a special bonus, all Float Out issues will be sealed in plastic, with one lucky fan finding a hidden surprise which they can turn in for a prop from the set of the television show and gift-certificates from local businesses!

This is one event you won’t want to miss!

(Please note the 11:00am to 1:00pm time, the line for signings will be cut-off at 1:00pm, no exceptions.) 

House of Secrets, 1930 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

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Top Cow at Phoenix Comicon 2010

May 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Arizona, Comic Books, Convention News

Press Release:

JOIN THE HERD AT FOUR DAY POP CULTURE EVENT IN PHOENIX

TOP COW AT PHOENIX COMICON

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 26, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that they will be exhibiting at Phoenix ComiCon in Phoenix, Arizona over the Memorial Day weekend. The four-day event will open to the public on Thursday afternoon, May 27 and run though Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Fans are encouraged to stop by the Top Cow booth (#200-201) to meet their favorite creators, receive free samples comics, and shop for limited edition convention exclusives as well as their favorite Top Cow comics.

Among the creators appearing at the booth will be pencilers Nelson Blake II (Pilot Season: Murderer, Magdalena), Sheldon Mitchell (Pilot Season: Stealth, The Darkness), Eric Basaldua (Witchblade: Annual, Hunter-Killer) and inker Ryan Winn (The Darkness). Stop by the Top Cow booth (#200-201) for signing times.

Phoenix ComiCon kicks off at 6PM on Thursday, May 27th and runs to 9PM. The convention will open Friday, May 28th from 12PM to 8PM, Saturday, May 29th from 10AM to 7PM, and Sunday, May 30th from 10AM to 5PM.

For more information, you can visit http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/ or follow Top Cow on Twitter at @topcow.

About Top Cow Productions Inc.

Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia with director Michael Rymer. WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.

Steve Scott Headed to AdventureCon 2010

May 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Tennessee

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Press Release:

Steve Scott Heads Off for Adventure!– AdventureCon that is!

Tenn– You won’t find a more beautiful spot for a convention than Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, so why wouldn’t you want to head there this weekend and join the Adventure– AdventureCon that is! X-Men and Indiana Jones artist Steve Scott sure is!

Known for his work on “Razor” for London Knights, Indiana Jones for Dark Horse, X-Men for Marvel and most recently a Green Lantern special project for DC Comics, one of Steve’s favorite venues is AdventureCon.

“I always look forward to coming back to this show that has an awesome legion of fans, and hospitable promoters,” says Steve. “In an unbelievable location.”

In his illustration career, Steve has had the pleasure of penciling numerous titles including: “New Warriors,” “Hourman,” and “JLA” just to name a few. In addition, he is the only artist tapped by DC to do any work for the “Batman Dark Knight” movie featuring the now legendary Joker turn by Hearth Ledger. Steve’s work and rendition of this actor as the Joker can be found in the exclusive blue-ray package of the hit movie!

Other projects at Marvel Comics, and DC Comics include working with industry legends Louise Simonson and Chris Claremont on the titles “Magik” and “Exiles.” As well as titles in the successful Marvel Adventures line including: Fantastic Four, Avengers, and the Hulk. In addition to this ever growing list of published comics, cards, and other related illustrations, Steve also penciled “Kyle XY” for Disney/ABC with writer Jeff Parker.

If you are a fan of the television show, “Smallville,” you no doubt have also seen Steve’s flash animation work used in that shows production, as well. Steve is currently working on a new flash animation project to be announced soon!

It’s no wonder that Steve has the distinction of having his work owned by numerous collectors worldwide, including director George Lucas himself!

Scott will be at the convention all three days of the show available for signing and sketching, as well as offering several exclusive prints! So come on by.

Held at the Pigeon Forge Convention Center at the Grand Resort Hotel, May 28th-30th, this year’s AdventureCon promises to offer tons of excitement with a guest list that includes, in addition to Steve Scott: Marv Wolfman, Arthur Suydam, Gary Friedrich, Tom Feister, Billy Dee Williams, Charisma Carpenter, and many more, in addition to celebrity guests, independent film pros and even some awesome celebrity vehicles for you to take your pic with!

For more information go to: www.adventurecon.com. For more information on Steve Scott, contact Eva Ink Artist Group at evaink@aol.com

Phoenix Comicon 2010 Adds More Guests

Press Releases:

Our favorite demon turned mortal – Anya is coming!
Actress Emma Caulfield will be at Phoenix Comicon, Sunday, May 30th 2010.

PHOENIX, AZ MAY 18TH 2010: Actress Emma Caulfield will be appearing at Phoenix Comicon later this month, joining editor Christian Beranek for a talk about Emma’s Contropussy webcomic and then speaking at a Q&A session where the floor will be open for questions about all of her work. Emma Caufield is best known for her role as Anya, on the critically acclaimed hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“I absolutely loved her in Buffy,” said Jared Arthur, Phoenix Comicon’s Operations Director.

After spending time on TV, Emma landed the starring role as “Caitlin Green” in the Revolution Studios thriller Darkness Falls. Caulfield then went on to produce and star in the film Bandwagon. Some of Caulfield’s other work includes numerous television movies and the short film Hollow, an official selection in over 30 festival. She won the best actress award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Sydney International Film Festival (A Night of Horrors). Most recently Caulfield starred in the romantic comedy/sci-fi hybrid film Timer. Emma has also re-teamed with Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) recurring on her new television series Gigantic.

“Emma is great, so many fans will be very excited she’s coming!” said Convention Center Director Matt Solberg.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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Eureka! We’ve Got Him!

Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia will be at Phoenix Comicon over Memorial Day Weekend

PHOENIX, AZ MAY 19TH: Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia will join Kevin Grazier, John Scalzi (consultants for Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Stargate Universe) and science fiction movie consultant Seth Shostak to discuss science fiction in TV & Film. Jaime Paglia will also talk about his hit series, Eureka. The series has become a science fiction centerpiece hit for the SyFy channel and will air its 4th season in July. Fans of Eureka are encouraged to mark Paglia’s appearances in the Conquest Scheduler at www.phoenixcomicon.com.

“I can’t wait to hear Jaime speak!” Said Anabel Martinez, Director of Marketing for Phoenix Comicon.

Jaime Paglia is the co-creator and Executive Producer of the Syfy Channel record-setting series, Eureka, which is currently in production on its fourth season of 20 episodes. Paglia started his career in feature films before creating Eureka with Andrew Cosby for the SyFy Channel and NBC Universal Television Studios. Eureka is not just a fan favorite, but also a critical success. Eureka was nominated in 2007 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series. The series did win the Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series.

Convention Center Director Matt Solberg commented, “Maybe we’ll get some clues on what to expect in the 4th season.”

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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The Green Lantern and The Flash and A Keyboard, Oh My!

Ethan Van Scriver talks about life, theories and plans at Phoenix Comicon

MAY 5th 2010, PHOENIX, AZ: Ethan Van Sciver will be back at Phoenix Comicon this May for numerous events, discussing his life, music, and of course comic books! Van Sciver is an American comic book artist, best known for illustrating a number of titles including Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and currently, The Flash: Rebirth. His work is noted for its consistently detailed rendering.

“This guy does it all!” Said Anabel Martinez, Director of Marketing for Phoenix Comicon.

Many of Van Sciver’s most notable works have been produced in collaboration with writer Geoff Johns on the superhero-horror one-shot The Flash: Iron Heights. In 2008, Van Sciver was the guest artist on an issue of Justice League of America(#20). Van Sciver has also done the six-issue mini-series The Flash: Rebirth, and variant covers for the Green Lantern and DC Comics event, The Blackest Night.

Fans of Ethan Van Scriver who are attending Phoenix Comicon this year are now able mark on their personal calendars where Ethan will be at the convention by using the new ConQuest Convention Scheduler at PhoenixComicon.com.

“Can’t wait to have him back, it’s always a fun time when Ethan is here.” Said Matt Solberg, Convention Center Director.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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It’s the Mastermind of Sci-Fi Himself!
Michael A. Stackpole shares his wisdom at Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix, AZ May 12th 2010: New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole will be at Phoenix Comicon, to describe digital publishing and writing. The spotlight will also be on Stackpole when he presents his three week program on preparing future writers on writing novels. Of course, Michael Stackpole will also discuss Star Wars, Star Trek, and other fictional universes he has written in. Specific days of Michael A. Stackpole’s events at Phoenix Comicon are listed in the new Conquest Scheduler at phoenixcomicon.com.

Convention Center Director Matt Solberg commented, “We’re very excited to have such a natural share his wisdom.”

Michael A. Stackpole is a science fiction and fantasy author best known for his Star Wars ( Several from the Star Wars: X-wing series and two from The New Jedi Order series) and Battletech books. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1979 with a BA in History. He sold his first gaming project to Flying Buffalo Inc. in 1977, and then headed for Arizona.

Stackpole’s Writing Workshop, “21 Days to a Novel,” is a three week program for preparing future writers to write a novel. This set of 21 exercises is broken down to give everything from character creation to world building, practical plotting devices, dialogue development and character voice creation tools. Additional cost is $20.

“It’s exciting to hear such a master speak!” said Anabel Martinez, Phoenix Comicon’s Marketing Director.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com

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