ND – Zombie Spaceship Wasteland Signing

Patton Oswalt signs Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM.

Enjoy a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. With Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor — get an autographed copy!

Barnes & Noble – Fargo
1201 42 St SW, Fargo, ND 58103

701-281-1002

QC – Picture This Signing

December 14, 2010 by  
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Lynda Barry presents a slide-show and conversation on Saturday January 15th at 7pm
Ukrainian Federation – 5213 Hutchison, Montreal, QC
Doors at 6:30 (open seating, first come, first served). Signing to follow event.
$5 ticket gets you $5 off of Picture This

Lynda Barry singlehandedly created a literary genre all her own, the graphic-memoir-how-to, otherwise known as the bestselling, the acclaimed, but most importantly, the adored and the inspirational What It Is. The R.R. Donelley and Eisner Award-winning book posed, explored and answered the question “Do you think you can write”? Now with Picture This, Barry asks “Why do we stop drawing?” and “Why do we start?” It is an inspirational, take home extension of Barry’s traveling, continually sold out, and sought after workshop, Writing The Unthinkable.

This event is co-sponsored by POP Montreal

Purchase your tickets HERE or at the bookstore.

See the Facebook event page here

Shoff Promotions Comic Book and Nonsports Card Show (January 2011)

December 14, 2010 by  
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Convention Name
Shoff Promotions Comic Book & Nonsports Card Show
Convention Website Address
http://shoffpromotions.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
01/08/2011
Venue Name and Address
Tysons Corner Va. Crowne Plaza
1960 Chain Bridge Rd
Tysons Corner, Virginia 22102
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
200
Please select the Category that Best Describes The Convention
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Reed Recaps STGCC 2010 and Looks Ahead to 2011

December 14, 2010 by  
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Press Release:

STGCC 2010 Sets the Pace for Pop Culture Growth in Region

Singapore, 13 December 2010 – Pop culture is projected to grow in the region, with keen fans helping to boost the industry in Singapore and regionally. This was the view of industry professionals after the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2010 ended its three-day run yesterday. Over 28,000 visitors, with a visitorship of 72,000, flocked to the show and gave the thumbs up to the quality and variety of the anime, manga, comics, toys, live performances and panel and academic discussions.

STGCC teamFor some fans, it was a dream come true that so many of their idols were here in Singapore. Roshadiyanto Bin Ibrahim, 24, had been first in the queue for all three days, turning up everyday at 6am. He is a big Marvel fan and “I never thought that they would come to this part of the world. It’s like a dream come true!”

Followers of Cosplay have also given the thumbs up to the better quality of participation at STGCC.

Clive Lee, an experienced Singaporean cosplayer and a judge at the Cosplay@STGCC competition, said: “This competition, compared to others, has a very interesting variety of costumes making the competition very entertaining as people are looking forward to the variety of costumes they can see from the East and West. These ranged from humanoid costumes such as those of anime characters to the very elaborated mecha costumes like Gundam. Some of the finalists have even participated in world-class competitions.”

The show’s ‘East meets West’ flavour featuring personalities and artists from the US, Europe and Asia was a major draw for fans. Many agreed that the top-line content this year, like the artists, writers and illustrators from Marvel Comics and popular toy designers from Hong Kong and Japan appearing at one event made the experience unique.

There was overwhelming response to the panel sessions by Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm as well as by fan favourite Simone Legno, creator of the popular Tokidoki brand, with all the sessions filled to capacity.

And as a measure of fan adulation, fans of Japanese leading girl idol group AKB48 started queuing as early as 7am on Saturday, 11 Dec for the group’s Meet-The-Fans session at 7pm.

“STGCC is a world-class pop culture event in one of the most amazing places on Earth. I can’t wait to come back!” said Gail Simone, critically-respected comics writer best-known for her work in Wonder Woman, Secret Six and Birds of Prey.

Marvel’s international talent scout C.B. Cebulski said: “I can honestly say that STGCC 2010 surpassed all of mine and Marvel’s expectations! The level of local talent, coupled with the overwhelming fan enthusiasm here, made it one of our best convention experiences ever. And while I hope our presence here left fans thinking, “Make Mine Marvel”, I know I leave thinking, “Stay Sensational, Singapore!”

Mr Cebulski is bringing home 16 portfolios shortlisted from the 53 received to Marvel for review and their creators may have a chance to work with Marvel Comics.

Project Director Yeow Hui Leng of show organiser, Reed Exhibitions, said that the “East meets West” collaboration between Reed Exhibitions Singapore and ReedPOP in the USA brought more international participation and content from the US and Europe to the Asian audience, with some pop culture personalities making their debut in Asia.

She said: “Our decision to co-produce the show with ReedPOP – the team behind events including the New York Comic Convention, New York Anime Festival, and Star Wars Celebration – paid off in terms of the quality and variety of the show.”

Going Forward STGCC 2011

Ms Yeow said that Reed will continue to invest in STGCC to develop it into one of the leading catalyst in the pop culture space, and as the platform to deliver quality content and spread the currency of cool in Asia.

STGCC 2010 also showed that there are growing opportunities for marketing the region’s pop culture creativity to the global market. This is helped by the growing popularity and easy availability of online media. International trade & consumer platforms such as the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and STGCC also provide comic creators, writers, illustrators a talent-spotting platform to showcase their works to regional and international publishers, dealers, distributors, manufacturers.

Locally, design schools can leverage on international events such as the STGCC to create greater opportunities for cross-cultural exchange to nurture local and regional talent.

“Singapore’s strategic position provides a strong leverage for these Asian and local artists who wish to reach out to the world and the international audience, and vice versa by giving US and European companies a robust platform to reach out to a whole new world of fans. We are confident that STGCC can become the coolest pop culture event in Asia!” said Ms Yeow.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 440 events in 36 countries. In 2009 Reed brought together over six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 35 fully staffed offices.

Reed organizes a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 440 events serves 44 industry sectors, including:
Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, beauty & cosmetics, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering & manufacturing, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewellery, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, marketing, business services & training, medical education, printing & graphics, security & safety, sports & recreation, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2009, Reed Elsevier made an adjusted profit before taxation of £1,279 million on turnover of £6,071 million.

ABOUT SINGAPORE TOY, GAMES & COMIC CONVENTION

The Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention combines the best of pop culture from East and West to Asia, uniting the worlds of comics, anime, toys, collectibles and games. It is the pre-eminent event in the Asian market that fits with other shows in the Reed pop culture portfolio, including New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Star Wars Celebration and New York Anime Festival.

STGCC will reach out to a whole new world of fans in Asia and opens a vast market with exciting opportunities for companies to break into the Asian market and/or reinforce a growing presence. Fans will experience a showcase of pop culture’s coolest and latest products, and be thrilled by personalities and characters from the worlds of superheroes, villains and realms of fantasy.

STGCC takes place alongside the Asia Television Forum (ATF) which runs from December 8 to 10. ATF is Asia’s leading content market, where international TV content sellers meet Asia’s broadcasting industry. This pairing presents unprecedented business opportunities for trade and consumer audiences.

STGCC’s vision is to deliver quality content and spread the currency of cool in Asia and aims to be the leading catalyst for the pop culture industry.

SDCC Putting up 1000 Badges for 2011 to Test Registration

December 14, 2010 by  
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Comic-Con Registration Test
Via Comic-Con International:

1000 Badges to Go On Sale on Wednesday, December 15th at 8:00am in Registration Test

Over the past few weeks we have studied numerous options to remedy the problem caused by the sheer volume of badge requests and have not been able to find a single company solution to selling badges this year.

After two failures, we believe the best option is to use the combined efforts of both a ticket seller (TicketLeap) and a registration company (EPIC) in tandem. TicketLeap will be responsible for managing initial badge requests, while EPIC will send unique registration log-in codes, and process badge registration/payment.

We realize having to log in to two separate sites is an inconvenience, but we hope this will result in a successful and less stressful experience for attendees.

Before we implement this plan, we have scheduled a test with 1,000 4-day badges without Preview Night to make sure this plan will actually work.

THE PLAN:

On December 15 at 8:00am PST, 1,000 4-Day Comic-Con badges will be available by checking www.comic-con.org for a TicketLeap registration link. Each 4-day badge will cost $105.00 for Adults and $52.00 for Juniors/Seniors and will require a $1.00 non-refundable deposit and a $2.00 non-refundable service charge per badge paid directly to TicketLeap. You will only pay the deposit and service charge at TicketLeap when you make your initial badge request. You will pay for your full Comic-Con 4-day badge separately on the EPIC registration website.

For this test, an individual may request up to two badges only. If you request two badges you will be charged a total of $6.00, a $2.00 deposit and a service charge of $4.00, that will be paid directly to TicketLeap at the time of request. If you are among the first 1,000 people to request a badge, TicketLeap will send you a confirmation e-mail that will confirm the number of badges you are able to purchase. If badges are sold out when you make your request, you will not be charged anything for participating in this test. If you receive a confirmation from TicketLeap, but decide not to purchase a badge from EPIC, your $1.00 deposit and $2.00 service charge is still non-refundable.

After you receive your TicketLeap confirmation, EPIC will send you one e-mail for each badge confirmed by TicketLeap. Be sure to add registration@epicreg.com to your e-mail contacts or address book so your registration e-mail won’t go to your SPAM folder. Check your SPAM folder if you do not receive an e-mail from EPIC within three hours after tickets have sold out on TicketLeap. The EPIC e-mail will contain one unique log-in code and additional instructions on how to pay for your badges. You are not registered at this time. You must log-in to EPIC and pay for your badges after you receive the e-mail. You will have 24 hours only from the time you receive your e-mail code from EPIC to log in to the EPIC site and purchase your badges. The badges are $105.00 for Adults and $52.00 for Juniors/Seniors, but as a thank you for participating in this test, you will receive a $3.00 credit per badge purchased through EPIC, upon checkout.

Because this is a test you are limited to two 4-day badges without Preview Night only, but based on the results of this test we may set a different limit for future sales.

We understand the inconvenience this process has been, but we thank you sincerely for bearing with us and taking part in this test which we hope will mean a better registration experience for everyone.

CA – Top Cow B-Day Party

Press Release:

Top Cow Productions, Inc. is proud to announce that the company’s publisher Filip Sablik has been promoted to working retail at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA for his birthday, this Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

While most individuals are beginning their holiday vacation, Sablik will be playing double duty as he teams up with the popular Los Angeles-area retailer to work as a sales associate as well as act as Santa. The publisher will hand-sell this week’s Top Cow releases (Velocity #3 and Witchblade Annual 2010), ring up customers, offer recommendations and follow storeowner Edward Greenberg’s every order.

In addition, any guest of Collector’s Paradise who purchases a Top Cow product and/or brings an unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots on Wednesday, December 15, from 11am to 4pm will receive a present from Sablik.

“Collector’s Paradise has consistently been one of Top Cow’s biggest supporters in the LA area and has a terrific Top Cow fan base,” said Sablik. “And it certainly doesn’t hurt that I’m friends with Ed and his staff and family! I’ve worked his counter once before and had a blast, so it seemed like a great way to spend my birthday with the fans and give back to a worthy charity at the same time.”

Collector’s Paradise is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, CA 91306 and can be contacted by phone at (818) 999-9455.

Holiday Warehouse Sale (OH) (December 2010)

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Convention Name
Holiday Warehouse Sale
Convention Website Address
http://www.fearlessreadersonline.com/images.php
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.
Start Date
12/18/2010
End Date
12/19/2010
About This Convention
Holiday Warehouse Sale
Saturday Dec 18th 10 am- 6pm & Sunday Dec 19th 11am-5pm
Over 300 + Long Boxes of Back Issue Comics 50cents each!!!!
Magazines, Gaming Books, SCI FI & Fantasy Paperbacks,Toys,
and More at end of year Clearance Prices!
1000′s of TPB’s and Graphic Novels only $5.00 each!!!
Snacks , Prizes, and Guest Comic Book Artists too!
Venue Name and Address
F.O.P. Lodge #44
4275 Powell Road
Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

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MA/NH – Dark Daze Over New England

Adam MillerJosh Morrissette, and Rich Woodall sign the latest issue of  ZombieBomb on Saturday Dec. 18th!

Press Release

Two of New England’s finest comic shops, Hub Comics in Somerville, MA and Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH host signings this weekend as ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debuts from Terminal Press.

The latest ZombieBomb! offering kicks off at Jetpack on Saturday, December 18th from noon to 4pm. Series co-creator Rich Woodall will be on hand with a team of contributors as Dark Daze takes over the shop.

Then starting at 3pm, co-creator Adam Miller and production lead Josh Morrissette will appear alongside more contributors at Hub Comics.

As a precursor for the shop’s annual “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” Batman-themed art show (featuring more work from Miller and Morrissette), the Dark Daze event is a perfect lead-in, and will run until DKDN gets underway at 6pm.

The full details:

ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debut
Saturday, Dec 18th
12-4pm
Jetpack Comics
37 North Main St, Rochester, NH 03867

3-6pm
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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CA – Boom Studios Holiday Party

December 13, 2010 by  
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Press Release:

December 13, 2010 – Can you believe it’s been a year since our last celebration? Neither can we! But it’s true. It’s time again for the BOOM! Studios holiday party at Meltdown comics, happening Monday, December 13 at 8pm! So won’t you join us? No guests lists, no velvet rope, if you’ve got the gas or the bus fare to make it to Meltdown Comics, you’re invited!

Who: Mix and Mingle with the BOOM! Crew!

When: Monday, December 13th, 8:00pm – till they kick us out!

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

Why: FREE BEER while supplies last!

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios 2009 “Best Publisher” of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox’s 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

MegaCon Announces 2011 Guest Updates

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MegaCon 2011 guests

Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES 2011 GUEST UPDATES

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, will take place March 25th – 27th, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

MegaCon Guests of Honor

Comic Book Legend Stan Lee and Star Trek Icon William Shatner

Comic book guests just added: Joe Jusko (Vampirella, Wolverine/Hercules), Greg Horn (Elektra, Emma Frost), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Deadpool) and Darwyn Cooke (Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman/The Spirit)

Media Guests just added: James Marsters (Buffy/Angel)

New Event just added Speed Dating held on Friday and Saturday only!

Now available: Stan Lee advance autograph tickets and VIP tickets. These tickets guarantee an autograph with Stan Lee. Autographs will also be available at a first come first serve basis but these autographs will be limited. Check the website for additional information.

Also available: William Shatner VIP special evening event. Check the website for additional information.

Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, paint and take room, RPG & LARP gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, and professional panel rooms.

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2011

Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, Florida

March 25th – 27th, 2010

Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

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