TX – The Steampunk Bible Launch Party

S. J. Chambers will be in town on Sunday, May 1st and has arranged a special event along with contributors Rick Klaw and Jess Nevins as well as other special guests to commemorate the release of The Steampunk Bible. The signing/party/steampunk love fest, happens at the United States Art Authority from 7-9 PM.

United States Art Authority 
2906 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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JP Leon, Tommy Lee Edwards, Brian Clevinger and more sign on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

JP Leon - Artist on Superman, Batman, and X-Men. JP will be on hand to sign for fans.

Tommy Lee Edwards - Artist on Turf, Marvel 1985, and Bullet Points. Tommy will be on hand to sign for fans.

Brian Clevinger - Writer on Atomic Robo, which has a free edition this FCBD! He has also worked on Captain America Fighting Avenger. Brian will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dale Mettam - Writer on Inspector Gadget, which has a free edition this FCBD! Dale will be on hand to sign for fans.

Firetower Studios - The Order of Dagonet and Princeless.

Brockton McKinney and Larkin Ford - Ehmm Theory. Brockton and Larkin will be on hand to sign for fans.

Loston Wallace - Artist on Lorna Relic Wrangler. Loston will be on hand to sign for fans.

Branson Ragan - Publisher of Dilemma Comics. Branson will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ultimate Cards and Comics
6120-A Farrington Road, Durham, NC 27517
919-806-8282

TX – Thor: God of Thunder Launch Party

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SEGA and Austin game developer Red Fly Studio are teaming up with Austin Books & Comics to launch their new Wii game, Thor: God of Thunder on Saturday, April 30 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
 
Join our video game launch party on Saturday, April 30 and try out the Thor: God of Thunder game demo on special gameplay stations. Players will wield the iconic Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight across multiple Norse worlds, controlling elemental storm powers to overcome hordes of deadly foes with devastating lightning bolts, earthshaking thunder and mighty blasts of wind that sweep away throngs of enemies.
 
Austin Books & Comics is also hosting a Red Fly Studio ‘meet the developers’ table, Thor costume contest and hourly giveaways of signed posters and special Thor premiums.  Meet our guest costume characters in person, Thor and Norse earth goddess Sif, plus sign up to receive your own copy of Thor: God of Thunder before it releases in stores on May 3, and the Paramount Pictures film opens on May 6.
 
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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Things Looking Grimm for Philadelphia Comic-Con in May 2011

April 25, 2011 by  
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Grimm Fairy Tales Franchesco

Press Release:

It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday May 1st. The comic book convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age are admitted free with a current id. Also admitted free are active military personnel and their families. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive, Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60 tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours just to shop at the show.

Special guest publisher this show is Zenescope Entertainment. A locally based outfit in Fort Washington, PA they have found international success with their comic books. Best known for “Grimm Fairy Tales” a modern take on old legends and “Charmed” which continues the adventures of the Halliwell sisters (Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs) from the now defunct tv show. They are producing a very limited edition variant cover comic book available for purchase at the show. This will be a special Philadelphia Comic-Con cover for Grimm Fairy Tales # 59 different then what would be found in your local comic shop. Only 250 copies are being produced making this one of the most limited modern day comic books in existence.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com

NV – Secret Asian Man Signing

April 25, 2011 by  
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Tak Toyoshima - Creator and Illustrator of Secret Asian Man - speaks and signs at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on April 28, 2011 from 5-7pm. Food and refreshments will be served. Location: Student Union 208B

Boston Comic Con 2011 – THIS COMING WEEKEND!

April 25, 2011 by  
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Stop on by the Hynes Convention Center in Boston this weekend, April 30 – May 1! Stop and chat with me, Convention Scene’s News Editor Joe Fauvel, in Artist Alley 415. I’ll also be selling Knightshift Entertainment’s titles CRY and Assassins’ Guild.

Press Release:

Boston Comic Con 2011 – THIS COMING WEEKEND!

It’s here! The wait is over! The Boston Comic Con is back – bigger and better than ever. The convention will be held this weekend: Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 7pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.

Tickets are available at the door or online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

The BCC guest list is best and most talked about guest list in the country this year. This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever! Check it out:

Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, J Scott Campbell, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, Ryan Benjamin, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more!

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently-run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe.

For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

DE – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Dan Parent, Neil Vokes, Jamar Nicholas and more sign on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

Dan Parent – Archie comics artist best known for his work on The Love Showdown and Veronica #202. Dan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Neil Vokes – Artist on Adventures of the Mask, Jonny Demon, Untold Stories of Spider-Man and Superman Adventures. Neil will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jamar Nicholas – Artist on the memoir-turned-graphic book Fist Stick Knife Gun (written by Geoffrey Canada) and creator of the web comic Detective Boogaloo. Jamar will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ben Harvey – Ben will be on hand to sign for fans.

John Gallagher – Creator of Buzzboy. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rich Faber – Artist on Green Lantern, Impulse, Venom and Quicksilver and the co-creator of Roboy Red. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.

Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main Street Suite 101, Newark, DE

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Ming Doyle and Kevin Church (creators of The Loneliest Astronauts) return to sign at Comicopia on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day! Joining them is Cathy Leamy of Greenblooded and Geraniums and Bacon.

Comicopia
464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734

FL – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Daisy Berkowitz, Conor McCullagh and more sign on Saturday May 7.201 for Free Comic Book Day!

Daisy Berkowitz – Co-founder and original guitarist of the band Marilyn Manson. Daisy Berkowitz, Master of the Quija Board, will be on hand from 11:00AM throughout the day to sign, take pictures with fans and teach and play.

Conor McCullagh - Winner of the SyFy Channel reality TV series FACE OFF will be signing and meeting fans from 11am and through out the day.

2007 WWE Hall of Famer Afa the Wild Samoan! Pro wrestling legend, multiple-time Tag Team Champion with his brother Sika. Afa runs WXW Wrestling, the Wild Samoan Pro-Wrestling Training Center, and Usos- The Samoan Family Foundation.

Vale Anoa’i – Daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Afa the Wild Samoan, part of the infamous Wild Samoans Tag-Team. Vale is a quadruple threat: author, actress, bellydancer and professional wrestling royalty. She is author of the books Reflections From The Other World—The Complete Poems of Scarlett Vain 2000-2007, Hidden Memories, Return To The Other World—Short Stories and Poems, and The Sinwell-Tierney Asylum. She will have copies of her books and 8×10 photos on hand and for sale.

Larry Jarrell Jr., Jay Williams and Amy Vitale - From What The Flux?! Comics in-store with their titles Red Angel and Nano Sword from 11:00AM throughout the day to sign for fans.

Action Games & Comics
305D North Highway 27, Minneola, FL. 34715

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Tofusquirrel, Fish McGill, Dave Schlafman, Karl Stevens, Scott Monteiro sign on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!! 

New England Comics
131 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

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