Nola Comic-Con (May 2011)

Convention Nola Comic-Con
Convention Website http://www.nolacomic.com
Start Date 05/14/2011
End Date 05/15/2011
About This Convention: Nola Comic-Con
Hours 10am-5pm
Admission $20 per day or $30 for both. Children 7 and under are free.
Validated parking at Canal Place $5 10 hour parking. Vendors will be selling Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, Modern Age Comics, Toys, Statues, Artwork and all Comic and Sci-Fi related merchandise
Convention Guests TBA soon!
Venue Name Westin Canal Place
Venue Address 100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 30
Projected Attendance 2000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Sac Horror Show (September 2010)

Convention Sac Horror Show
Convention Website http://www.sachorror.com/
Start Date 09/25/2010
End Date 09/26/2010
Venue Name Sac Horror Show
Venue Address Scottish Rite Center 6151 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
United States
What category best describes your convention? Horror
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Comic Books
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Last Minute Updates for Baltimore Comic-Con 2010

August 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Other

Press Release:

Jerry Robinson, the legendary artist who created the Joker and many other beloved comic book villains and heroes will sign copies of Jerry Robinson: The Ambassador of Comics on Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th at 11am at the Abrams ComicArts booth (1503).  Jerry will also be in attendance at the 2010 Harvey Awards Banquet and Ceremony.
 
Launched in 2009 as an imprint of the preeminent art book publisher ABRAMS, Abrams ComicArts publishes a wide array of books on comic arts and artists as well as original graphic novels.  Recent titles include The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis by Matt Groening, the Eisner Award-winning The Art of Harvey Kurtzman by Dennis Kitchen, Shazam! by Chip Kidd, and Harvey Award Nominees: Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow by Brian Fies, The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly, Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness by Reinhard Kleist, The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga by Helen McCarthy, Secret Identity: The Fetish art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster by Craig Yoe, Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater by Eric P. Nash and Underground Classics by James Danky and Denis Kitchen.
 
Todd McFarlane Signing Schedule Expands to Benefit the Hero Initiative
Based on the response from his horde of fans and Todd’s interest in supporting the Hero Initiative, Todd has expanded his schedule to have signing sessions on Saturday, August 28th from 10:30am-11:30am AND 1:30pm-3:30pm.  These signings will be done at booth 2403. In addition, we will have a Todd McFarlane spotlight panel session (room 308) from 12pm-1pm.

The Hero Initiative signing will happen from 10:30-11:30am in booth 2403. The signing will be limited to two items per person, with a required donation of $5.00 toward the Hero Initiative Fund.  The second signing time, sponsored by Image, will again be limited to 2 items at no additional cost to the fans.
 
Second Annual Baltimore Comic-Con Auction
On Sunday afternoon at 3:00, please join us in panel room 301-303 to see our annual art auction.  The Auction will feature work by this year’s guests of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  Not everyone can get in line early enough to get a sketch from an artist at a convention, and this is your chance to walk away with a memory from the show.  The material will be on display throughout the weekend in the convention hall.
 
THIS JUST IN : Our auction will be hosted by the cool guys from the Comic Book Diner podcast, artists Rich Faber, John Gallagher, and Jamar Nicholas, along with their pal and Perhapanauts co-creator Todd Dezago.  They promise to make it a fun, lively event.  Come on out and join the fun.
 
Floor Plan Now On-Line
After fielding numerous requests from both guests and attendees alike, the Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce the addition of our floor plan to our on-line content.  To view the floor plan, please visit http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/index.php/guests/2010-hall-layout/.
 
Cancellations:
Unfortunately, Geoff Johns has canceled his appearance at the show this weekend due to circumstances beyond his control.  “Marc Nathan puts on an amazing show in Baltimore, one I’ve been to many times and was really looking forward to attending again this year.  I had planned on being there Sunday, and I am sorry that I will not be able to make it out there.  I’ll see everyone for Baltimore 2011 and the first round of drinks will be on me!”
 
Additionally, Kenneth Rocafort and Michael Broussard will not be able to join us this year either.  They both send their regrets and apologies for not being able to make it.
 
Added Guests
We are pleased to announce the addition of the following guests to the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con:  Nelson Blake II (Magdalena), Rebecca Buchman (Brightest Day), Alex Eckman-Lawn (Awakening), Kate Glasheen (Hybrid Bastards!), Dave Johnson (Deadpool), Jason Latour (I Am An Avenger), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Dan Panosian (X-Factor Forever), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Dave Rodriguez (Starkweather: Immortal), Val Staples (Criminal), Richard Starkings (Elephentmen), Dirk Strangely (Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal), André Szymanowicz (Elephentmen), Nick Tapalansky (Awakening), and Mike Witmer (44 Union Avenue).

NYC – The Search for WondLa Launch Party

Tony DiTerlizzi and special guest Uma Thurman launch a new book at Books of Wonder:

Books of Wonder is truly thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, September 22, TONY DITERLIZZI will be here to launch his fantastic, new book, The Search for WondLa! This is the first book in an incredible trilogy, about a 12-year-old girl named Eva Nine, who has never met another person. Raised in a high-tech, underground sanctuary by a Multi-Utility Task Help Robot (Muthr), Eva has been trained to survive the world outside of sanctuary, though she has never seen it for herself.  When an invader attacks the Sanctuary, forcing Eva to flee to the surface, she discovers the outside world is nothing like she was told it was. Is she on Earth? Or is this some new planet? Eva finds herself on a thrilling quest to find if there are any other humans left and, if not, what happened to her people?

Written and lavishly illustrated in two-colors by Caldecott Honor Book recipient TONY DITERLIZZI, who is best known as the co-author and illustrator of the NY Times best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles, this is a rollicking adventure, mystery, and coming-of-age story you and your young readers will never forget! In support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, who will receive a portion of the night’s sales, Academy Award-nominated actress, Uma Thurman, will be on hand to introduce TONY DITERLIZZI at 6pm. TONY DITERLIZZI will read from his new book, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all of his books. So be sure to come and join us for this very exciting launch party to celebrate The Search for WondLa! Ages 9-12. 6-8pm. Refreshments will be served.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

TO – Les Petit Riens

Lewis Trondheim appears at Saturday, September 25th at 7PM at Innis College Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue (St. George south of Bloor), Toronto, ON).

The Beguiling is proud to be partnering with The French Consulate in Toronto and The Alliance Francaise de Toronto to welcome the bestselling French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim to Toronto! Mr. Trondheim will be in the city for the last two weeks of September, and we are thrilled to have the chance to present this English-language engagement with him.

Trondheim is the creator or co-creator of such wonderful series as  and more, and those are just the ones inDungeon, Little Nothings, Kaput and Zosky, ALIEEEN, Tiny Tyrant, Bourbon Island 1730, Mister O & Mister I, English! He’s created dozens of albums in French as well, and is one of the most famous and respected cartoonists in the entire world—this is quite possibly a once in a lifetime event.

Mr. Trondheim will be giving a drawing presentation and will be interviewed in an event that will primarily take place in English, but will have some small French-language components that will also be translated.

NYC – Picture Book Signings

August 26, 2010 by  
Filed under New York, Other, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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New Yorker cartoonists Roz Chast and Bruce Kaplan sign their new picture books at Books of Wonder on Tuesday August 31st, 2010!

ROZ CHAST presents Too Busy Marco, a story about a young bird who doesn’t want to go to sleep because he has just too much that he wants to do, and BRUCE KAPLAN presents Monsters Eat Whiny Children, a cautionary tale that finds a group of complaining children in the kitchen of some very hungry monsters who can’t decide what they want to eat – a whiny child salad? a whiny child cake? whiny child burgers?

Starting at 5pm, these author/artists will introduce their new tales, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books. Ages 3-7. 5-7pm.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Baltimore Comic-Con Features Ford Fiestas

August 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Other

Press Release:

With its recent release to customers and dealerships across the country, Ford will feature its all-new Fiesta at Baltimore Comic-Con in the Baltimore Convention Center on August 28th and August 29th.  Conference goers will have the opportunity to test drive the vehicle throughout the conference, as well as take part in Ford-related activites at the event.

Ford will have three 2011 Fiestas available for test drive outside in addition to a Fiesta product display adjacent to the Fiesta Movement Mission Control Vehicle inside the Convention Center. Convention goers will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for the chance to win one of two copies of the final issue of Ex Machina signed by creator Brian K. Vaughn.

In addition, Ford will be presenting a check for $5,000 on Saturday to the Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need. Founded in late 2000 by a group of comic book and trade publishers, the Hero Initiative provides help to former comic book creators who are in need of basic quality of life support – including healthcare, rent, or employment.

The check to the Hero Initiative will be presented on behalf of Ford Motor Company, as well as Brian K. Vaughan, principal writer on the series Lost, as well as writer for most major DC and Marvel comic book characters.

“This is the second group we’ve worked with since the start of Comic-Con season, so we’re thrilled to again be helping such a worthy organization,” said Patrick Dorrington of Ford. “Obviously we’re excited that people will be seeing the Fiesta, but the Hero Initiative is doing incredible work on behalf of comic book writers, which is what makes this such a great collaboration.”

Excalibur Pocono Con 8 (September 2010)

August 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, New York

Excalibur Pocono Con 8

Saturday September 11, 2010

VFW Post 161
47 – 51 Owen Street
Port Jervis, New York 12771

10 am to 4 pm

Easy loading and unloading – plenty of free parking

Dealers only -
Limited amount of 8 foot tables – 1st come 1st served.
1/$50 2/$80 3/$100 – $10 per table thereafter

No minimum bid auction around noon

Door prizes

Admission $2.00 per adult and teen. Children 12 and under FREE.

FREE comic book with each paid admission.

Guest – Mark McKenna – DC, Marvel & Archie
More TBA

Let’s make this a happy and profitable show.

Contact information -
Glenn Campbell
570-588-3508 or glennandtammi@verizon.net

Day of show phone # 570-309-7058

NJ – The Wizard of Ooze Signing

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R.L. Stine signs on Saturday September 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM.

Barnes & Noble – Market Fair
Princeton Marketfair, 3535 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540

Adam Hughes Announced as Guest for Mid-Ohio-Con 2010

August 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio, Top Stories

Press Release:

Mid-Ohio-Con announced that Adam Hughes has joined the guest roster for Mid-Ohio-Con 2010.  “Adam is one of the most influential and successful creators in comics today with a body of work that spans from comics and graphic novels to cards and gaming and has inspired work in countless other mediums.  We’re thrilled to welcome him as a guest of honor for our 30th anniversary show,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con.
 
The Eisner Award-winning creator is most commonly known for his stylized renderings of women – super heroines, damsels in distress, and figures in fantasy – as seen in Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes which features the best of Hughes’ work for DC Comics, along with commentary from the artist, rarely seen preliminary material and much more.  Cover Run debuted in July 2010 at the number 2 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List and promptly sold out its first print run.

Adam began working in comics in 1985 at the age of 19 and in 1989 he started on his first mainstream comic title with DC’s Justice League. He worked on the book for almost 2 years, doing covers and interiors until 1990, then switching to just supplying artwork for the covers. In 1998 he began a highly successful five-year run as cover artist on DC’s Wonder Woman, bringing him critical acclaim and commercial success while solidifying his status as an all-star creator with legions of fans.

During the course of his career, Adam has brought his unique style to a broad array of titles for indie and mainstream publishers alike, including Star Wars for Dark Horse, Catwoman, Justice League, Legion of Superheroes, Power Girl, and Wonder Woman for DC, Gen13, Savage Dragon and Tomb Raider for Image, and Sensational She-Hulk and X-Men for Marvel, among many other titles. With the highly successful release of Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes, Adam’s work is in high demand and we look forward to seeing new projects from the creator in the future.
 
Now entering its 30th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 will be held on November 6-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit us online at www.midohiocon.com.

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