MA – A Story Worth Telling

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Illustrator Jerry Pinkney appears on February 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm.
Free with Museum Admission

Jerry Pinkney begins each project with the question, “Is this story worth telling?” Join us as this award-winning artist reflects on 50 years of making picture books. From creating his very first sketches to winning the 2010 Caldecott Medal, Jerry Pinkney’s story is one you’ll want to hear! Book signing to follow.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

CA – Oscar-Nominated Animated Features

Tom Sito moderates the Animated Feature Symposium celebrates the work of the 2010 Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) discuss their films’ development and their creative processes as well as present clips illustrating their techniques.

THE 2010 NOMINEES ARE:
How to Train Your DragonChris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
The IllusionistSylvain Chomet
Toy Story 3Lee Unkrich

Tickets will be available starting February 1.

Tickets
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID (limit 2) – $3

On sale starting Tuesday, February 1 at 9 a.m.

When
Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Where
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

All seating is unreserved.

SF – Indie Comics Event

Aaron Renier and Jason Shiga appear at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm
$5 Suggested donation

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes celebrated cartoonists Aaron Renier and Jason Shiga on Thursday, February 17, 2011 as Renier celebrates the release of his new book, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, published by First Second Books and Shiga presents his innovative graphic novel Meanwhile, published by Abrams ComicArts. Please join Renier and Shiga at 7:00pm for a discussion of their latest books, followed by a signing in the museum’s bookstore. Copies of The Unsinkable Walker Bean and Meanwhile will be available for purchase onsite. Please call 415.227.8666, ext. 310 to reserve a copy. The suggested donation for this event is $5.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

FL – Irredeemable Signing

Mark Waid signs on  Thursday, March 24 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL

The Great Allentown Comic Con! (April 2011)

Great Allentown Comic Con logo

Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
04/16/2011
About This Convention
Over 600 free spaces for parking, Easy exit from Route 78 ->Lehigh St exit.

We have over 75 Dealer tables available, with comics from the Silver Age to New releases, Action Figures, Cards, and Clothing and Much More!

A fun-filled day for eveyone, with hourly Door Prizes, a No-Minimum Bid Auction at 2pm, and Costume Contests and Prizes!

Additional Guests are being added – Check our website for more information!

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square Mall
1901 S. 12th St.
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Great Allentown Comic Con flyer

Sci-Fi Expo (January 2011)

Convention Name
Sci-Fi Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.scifiexpo.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.
Start Date
01/29/2011
End Date
01/30/2011
About This Convention
The Sci-Fi Expo presents the “Women of Sci-Fi” with special guests Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica Six), Katee Sackhoff (BSG Starbuck), Morena Baccarin (V, Firefly), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek Uhura), and many more! Hope to see you there!
Venue Name and Address
Plano Convention Center
2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
170
Projected Attendance
4000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories

  • Comic Books

New Haven Comic and Collectibles Spectacular (May 2011)

Convention Name
New Haven Comic & Collectibles Spectacular
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
05/01/2011
About This Convention
Welcome to The New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular!  We intend to bring a great atmosphere for all participants coming to our show; gift bags including a Marvel Universe figure, comic book and other goodies will be given to the first fifty fans!  We will also feature hourly prize & raffle drawings and have great on-site concessions. Guest artists will be announced as well!

Currently this show will run at the Annex Y.M.A. Club in New Haven, Connecticut on May 1st, 2011 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Right off I-95N at Exit 50, admission will be $3.50 per person and children 10 & under are free.  There will be plenty of parking for all with ground floor entry ways, handicapped parking and ramps are also on premise.  Tables are currently available for artists, dealers, and fans and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Come dressed in your favorite costume and tell all your friends and family, we hope to truly make this a ‘spectacular’ event!  DON’T FORGET TO TUNE IN AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER@NHSpectacular OR FRIEND US ON FACEBOOK!

Venue Name and Address
Annex Y.M.A. Hall
554 Woodward Ave
New Haven, CT 06512
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

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ThunderCats Are Loose!

First official images from the new ThunderCats series have been released by Warner Bros. Animation:

Press Release:

Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, ThunderCats characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new ThunderCats will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

ThunderCats is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.

Excalibur Pocono Con 9 (April 2011)

January 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, Pennsylvania

Excalibur Pocono Con 9 will be held on

Saturday, April 2, 2011

At the: Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Drive
Scotrun, Pa. 18335

10 am to 4 pm

Easy loading and unloading – plenty of free parking.

Dealers only:

Limited amount of 8 foot and 6 foot tables available. First come first served. Dealers set – up time begins at 7:30 am

The 8 foot are as follows- 1/$65 2/$125 3/$180 the 6 foot are as follows – 1/$55 2/$105 3/$150

This resort is a FANTASTIC family place with a heated water park in it that runs all year. This place is always crowded with kids. And the families who come have to have money since it isn’t cheap to stay there.. All the restaurants and stores etc. are expensive (bring your lunch).

Go to greatwolf.com and see what a great place this is.

Directions from the east (NJ) take rte. 80w into Pa. to exit 298 to rte. 611. At light go left and make left ¼ mile.

From the west – take exit 299 and follow signs for rte. 611. At light make a left and go 1 and ¼ miles, make left in driveway. From south – rte. 33 north to I 80w then follow directions above.

Contact information:

Glenn Campbell

570-588-3508 or glennandtammi@verizon.net

If you need directions on the day of the show please call:

570-309-7058

Michael Golden VIP Print Available at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

January 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Louisiana

Press Release:

Laisse les bon temps rouler!
Michael Golden Art Part of VIP Pack for Wizard New Orleans!

New Orleans–The Paris of the South, The Big Easy, The Crescent City! Vampire Central! –New Orleans is known by many names… so let’s add host city of Louisiana’s biggest comic-con to ‘em, as Wizard New Orleans makes a riotous debut in just a few weeks!

Michael GoldenTo make the event even more festive, renowned artist Michael Golden has been tapped by the folks at Wizard World to provide a limited VIP print for attendees at the show! Limited to 1,000 copies!

Michael first broke onto the comic scene working on such DC Comics titles as Mister Miracle and Batman Family. In 1978, he made a splash with his work on The Micronauts. He drew a number of Marvel series throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Doctor Strange, She-Hulk, the Howard the Duck black-and-white comics magazine, and the highly lauded, The ‘Nam, as well as G.I. Joe, ROM, Nomad, and The Saga of Crystar, Vigilante, Wonder Woman and far too much to mention here!

As a artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare” and is known worldwide for his groundbreaking story work, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and storytellers in the business.

“….unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” said writer/artist Larry Hama, of Golden’s work.

“Michael blithely puts down on paper exactly what he sees in his head. It’s like he’s got a cosmic opaque projector that shoots a laser beam from his brain through the kundalini eye in his forehead straight down onto the drawing surface where all he has to do is trace it,” continues Hama. “The result is hard-edged and fully realized in every way. No fuzzy impressions here. No using the side of the pencil. No squiggly space-filling lines blocked in on automatic pilot. To paraphrase Neal Adams (who was referring to Golden), there is not a single millimeter of line on the page that is not directed by conscious thought.”

Recent books covering the colorful life and amazing art of Michael Golden include a Manga version of the “Bucky O’Hare” series, created with Hama, as well as the top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” written by Renee Witterstaetter, which sold out and has gone into a second printing, as well as his recent sketchbook “Heroes and Villains,” and the just released NEW sketchbook, “MORE Heroes and Villains.” In addition, Woodcrest Productions/Eva Ink has also just released a two part candid DVD on Michael and his career, entitled “Creator Chronicles: Michael Golden,” featuring an extensive interview and tutorial with the creator.

Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to the United States… and most recently China.

Be looking for future projects as well, including the upcoming “Spartan X Trade paperback!” And Michael’s work on “Spawn 200.”As well as some secret projects for IDW and DC Comics.

As part of the celebration for Wizard New Orleans, the special 11×17 print by Michael Golden will be available at his table in artist alley both days of the show! Just present your VIP badge. Remember: Limited to only 1,000 copies!! So don’t delay getting those VIP passes, ya’ll.

Wizard World New Orleans takes place January 29th and 30th at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. Guests from the world’s of comic, film and television joining the line-up with Michael Golden at the show include: Steve Scott, Mark Texeira, Adam West, Phil Jiminez, Mike Grell, Bill Sienkiewcz, Arthur Suydam, Cameron Stewart, David Mack, Yanick Paquette, Rob Liefeld, Peter Tork, Tommy Castillo, Kevin Stokes, Billy Dee Williams, Renee Witterstaetter, and many more.

So, Laisse les bon temps rouler, and see you at the show!

For more information on Wizard New Orleans, go to: www.wizardworld.com

For more information on Michael Golden, his work, commissions and assignments contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com and visit: www.evainkartistgroup.com

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