Super Hero, Sci Fi, Comic Book COLLECTORFEST (November 2010)

Convention SUPER HERO, SCI FI, COMIC BOOK COLLECTORFEST
Convention Website http://www.myspace.com/collectorfest
Start Date 11/06/2010
Venue Name knights inn
Venue Address 90 New York 17K
newburgh, ny 12550
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 50
Projected Attendance 500
What category best describes your convention? Collectibles
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Comic Books
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Sports

Hickory Con (October 2010)

Convention Hickory Con
Convention Website http://www.hickorycon.com
Start Date 10/02/2010
About This Convention: One of the largest one day shows in North Carolina. Lots of Comic Books old and new to choose from. Gaming tournaments, Anime, Toys and more. Check out the website www.hickory con.com.
Convention Guests Andy Smith
Budd Root
Stacy Flemming
Venue Name Hickory Metro Convention Center
Venue Address 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 70
Projected Attendance 450
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming

NM – Elektikos Show

KENT WILLIAMS opens EKLEKTIKOS A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings and Drawings
September 2 – 30, 2010 | Opening reception Thursday, September 2, 6 – 8 pm

EVOKE Contemporary
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite F, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

DE – From Fabletown with Love

 

Chrissy Zullo signs on August 27th from 5pm-8pm at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE.

RSVP on Facebook!

TO – Ten Years of Udon

UDON Studios celebrates their 10th Anniversary Party and book launch for their new VENT Anthology/Instruction Book on Thursday September 17th, 8pm-10pm (Doors at 7pm) at Revival, 783 College St. (Just east of Ossington).
FREE

Come one come all, and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Toronto Publisher and Studio UDON COMICS! Food, drinks, and of course video games, in honour of their decade-long career creating work on numerous video game and comics properties!

This event will also serve as the launch for VENT, the new coffee-table book project which includes a gallery of new comics and illustrations from all of Udon’s top creators, as well as a look behind the scenes of the company and extensive art tutorials. More than a dozen Udon creators will be in attendance, and all of Toronto’s creative community and fans are invited to come out and celebrate!

This will be a big party, with music and fun in a very cool club setting, we’re expecting a massive turnout for this one…!

Presented by The Beguiling and UDON.

NC – Madame Xanadu Signing

Chrissy Zullo posts on her blog:

Just a reminder that Issue 26 of Madame Xanadu comes out next Wednesday. This is the issue that I’ve done all of the interior sequential artwork for (will have a preview of the finished pages in next blog post!). I will be signing copies and drawing free sketches at Rebel Base Comics and Toys in Charlotte, NC the day of release. Please go pick it up and support this great story!

 Rebel Base Comics and Toys
701- C S. Sharon Amity, Charlotte NC 28211

MA – Scratch 9 Signing

Meet artist Jason Kruse on Saturday September 11, 2010. Scratch 9 is the all-new all ages comics series coming summer 2010 from Ape Entertainment.

Created by writer Rob M. Worley “Scratch9″ features the adventures of a rascally house cat who gains the ability to summon any of his 8 other lives to his side to aid him in his adventures.

Illustrating the book is Harvey Award nominated artist Jason T. Kruse, creator of the graphic novel series turned Saturday-morning cartoon “The World of Quest”.

Jason T. Kruse is not only a veteran of the prestigious CalArts university in sunny Southern California, he is also a maker of fine comic books. More specifically, he made a comic book called THE WORLD OF QUEST.

In the animation world Jason has worked as a clean-up animator and… fill-in story artist on Steve Oedekirk’s “The Barnyard”. He has also worked on such films as “Stuart Little” and “Cats and Dogs” for Rhythm and Hues Studio in Los Angeles as well as animating and storyboarding various pilots for such companies as Disney and Nickelodeon. At Quicksilver he was the character animator on four separate games including the recently released, “Master of Orion 3″, “Cashflow 101 and 202″ as well as numerous games for the United States Army.

Jason works at Helixe Studio outside of Boston on the handheld Nintendo adaptations of Pixar’s next films.

Jason is also currently writing and overseeing his first animated series, THE WORLD OF QUEST, which will air Saturday mornings on the CW.

Special guests will be The Purr-fect Cat Shelter a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization.

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street, Route 140, Bellingham, MA 02019

NYC – Cuba: My Revolution Signing

Dean Haspiel (The Quitter, Act-I-Vate Primer, The Alcoholic), signing CUBA: My Revolution at Grand Central from 6:30-7:30pm.

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

VT – North Bennington Plein Air Competition

James Gurney (Dinotopia) posts on his blog:

The North Bennington Plein Air Competition will be held September 8-12 in North Bennington, Vermont. This first-annual event brings together an invited list of on-location painters in a lovely setting.

There will be a quick draw, a wagon ride for artists to scout motifs, an auction, cash prizes, and various social events. Art buyers will be able to acquire some fine works in various media. I’ll be there as a judge, but I’ll be painting as well.

I’ll also be giving two lectures:

Thursday, September 9 at 4:00. Imaginative Realism. Behind-the-scenes view of the creation of Dinotopia and other realistic fantasies. Location: Historic Park McCullough. Geared for both artists and family audiences (bring the kids!). Book signing to follow. 802-442-5441.

Thursday evening, September 9 at 8:00 Plein-Air Pioneers. History and modern practice of outdoor painting. Location: Deane Carriage Barn on the campus of Bennington College. Book signing to follow.

Note: Quick-draw artists should register ASAP. Go to website for details and registration form.

TO – Megaman Signing

Hitoshi Ariga signs on Thursday, August 26th at 7PM
The Japan Foundation, 131 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor
Free to attend, RSVP Required!
RSVP at (416) 966-1600 ext. 103
or online, http://www.jftor.org/whatson/rsvp.php
Presented by UDON Entertainment, The Beguiling, A&C Games, and The Japan Foundation

TORONTO—The Beguiling, Canada’s Premier Comic Book Retailer is proud to team with UDON Entertainment and The Japan Foundation to welcome Hitoshi Ariga, the hugely popular and respected manga creator of MEGA M AN MEGAMIX (the official manga of the phenomenally popular Mega Man video games) to Canada for the very first time! Mr. Ariga will make a very rare North American appearance at Mega Man! Megamix! Megavent!, a special event held in Mr. Ariga’s honour to celebrate the launch of his manga for English-language audiences at The Japan Foundation on Thursday, August 26th at 7pm. Please note, while this event is open to the public an RSVP is required.

With over 30 million Mega Man videogames sold worldwide, the character is easily one of the most popular and recognizable game characters in the world! MEGA MAN MEGAMIX, the new manga series written and drawn by Hitoshi Ariga and published by UDON Entertainment, is the official manga chronicling the stories of these games—and the stories behind the stories as well! The second volume of MEGA MAN MEGAMIX is scheduled to debut at the event, and volume 1 will also be available. In addition to the popular manga ser ies, Hitoshi Ariga is an acclaimed character designer and graphic designer for video games and creator of many manga series.

“We’re truly honoured to welcome Ariga-San to Toronto,” said Christopher Butcher, event organizer and Manager of The Beguiling. “His work is very energetic and passionate, and it’s fantastic to see the games I remember investing so many hours into brought to comics! I think both fans of Mr. Ariga’s work on the MEGA MAN MEGAMIX manga, and fans of the Mega Man video games in general, are very fortunate to be able to meet him and will enjoy the event.”

The doors will open for the event at 7pm, with the event beginning at 7:30pm. Mr. Ariga will give a short presentation (In Japanese, with an English-language interpreter), and following the presentation he will take questions from his fans and the audience, and will sign autographs for all in attendance. Manga and Artbooks featuring Mr. Ariga’s work will be available for sale at the event courte sy of The Beguiling. Classic Mega Man video games and gaming equipment will be available to play and for sale courtesy of A&C Games in Toronto.

Because of the popularity of Mr. Ariga’s work, the organizers will be capping attendance at 100 participants. To attend, please RSVP at (416) 966-1600 ext. 103 or online at http://www.jftor.org/whatson/rsvp.php.

ABOUT
UDON Entertainment: UDON is an award-winning Canadian-based art collective formed in 2000 to provide high-quality creative services to the entertainment industry. Our client list reads like a “Who’s who” of the business, and includes Alliance/Atlantis, Capcom, DC Comics, Hasbro, Konami, Marvel Comics, Nintendo, Random House, ToyBiz, and Wizards of the Coast amongst others. In addition to client work, UDON is a diverse publisher producing comics, manga, and artbooks for all ages and audiences. http://udonentertainment.com/

The Japan Foundation: The Japan Foundation aspires to the role of catalyst for international exchange throughout the world, presenting valuable and appealing aspects of Japanese culture to other countries and promoting mutual understanding with peoples around the world. In addition to organising and supporting Japan-related events, a large portion of The Japan Foundation, Toronto activities involves the administration of its grant programs, grouped under three main areas: Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education, and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. http://www.jftor.org/

The Beguiling: Founded in 1987, The Beguiling has set a new standard in Canada for comics and graphic novel retail. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country, The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Visit us online at http://beguiling.com.

A & C Games: We have the largest selection of rare and old school video games in Toronto! Buying, selling, and trading Video Games, Consoles, and Accessories for every generation of gamer! Visit us downtown at 706 Spadina Ave. (Just south of Bloor) or online at http://www.acgamesonline.com/.

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