NYC – Avengers vs X-Men Signing

John Romita Jr, Adam Kubert, Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, and Nick Lowe sign at Midtown Comics on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 9:00pm! Only the first 200 fans will get autographs. Purchase of Avengers vs. X-Men #1 is required to attend the event.

RSVP to this event on Midtown Comics’ Facebook page!

Press Release:

It’s not every day that Marvel does an event as important as the upcoming Avengers vs. X-Men, and it’s even more rare for a cover to come along that is so good, so fun, and so irresistible you just can’t say no to it. We’re speaking of course of our AMAZING Midtown Comics Exclusive Skottie Young wraparound cover to Avengers vs. X-Men #1. The exclusive variant is available now at the special pre-order price of $6.00 on midtowncomics.com. The book will be available for purchase in-stores on April 3rd at 8:00PM and is ONLY available at Midtown Comics and midtowncomics.com!

Midtown Comics will be celebrating the release of Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men #1 with our exclusive Skottie Young cover and a release party at our Times Square location on April 3rd with very special guests: John Romita Jr, Adam Kubert, Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, and Nick Lowe! The signing event will start at 9:00PM that evening. All Avengers vs. X-Men #1 covers will be available for pre-purchase as of 11:00AM, with the actual books available as of 8:00PM.

Skottie Young is the artist of the New York Times Best Selling and Eisner Award winning series of OZ adaptations published by Marvel Comics. Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, and many more.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #1: Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Marvel favorite John Romita Jr.
Does the return of the Phoenix to Earth signal the rebirth of the Mutant species? That’s what the X-Men believe but unfortunately, the Avengers are convinced that its coming will mean the end of all life on Earth! The stage is set for the ultimate Marvel showdown in this oversized first issue!

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and DowntownFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 W. 40th Street, New York, NY

CA – Joe Golem Signing

Mike Mignola signs at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach on Tuesday March 27, 2012 from 7:30 – 8:30pm.

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Best known for his creation of the character Hellboy, Eisner award-winning illustrator and writer Mike Mignola began his career doing spot illustrations in The Comic Reader. Inspired at the early age of 13 by reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mignola never lost his fascination with ghosts, ghouls and all things supernatural. Since then Mignola has spread his sinister artwork across different genres and mediums including creating award-winning comic books and working as a production designer for Disney’s Atlantis and a visual consultant for Guillermo del Toro. Joe Golem and the Drowning City reunites Mignola with award-winning author Christopher Golden for another supernatural thrill ride in this beautifully illustrated novel. A limited number of bookplates signed by Golden will be available.

Mysterious Galaxy
2810 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
310.542.6000

EXCLUSIVE: Spartacus: Vengeance Desktop Wallpaper

Hi, everyone.

The folks at STARZ Entertainment have allowed us to offer to you some desktop backgrounds for Spartacus: Vengeance. These particular backgrounds are exclusive to Convention Scene.

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NE – Free Comic Book Day 2012

Adam Baldwin appears at Krypton Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

Adam Baldwin is an American actor known for his roles as Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard, Knowle Rohrer in The X-Files, and Marcus Hamilton in Joss Whedon’s Angel. He also established a cult following as Jayne Cobb in the series Firefly, the movie Serenity and for starring as Chad Shelten in Day Break. His most recent TV role is as John Casey on the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck. The show premiered September 24, 2007.

Appearing in dozens of films since 1980, Baldwin rose to prominence as the troubled outcast Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard (1980) and moved on to bigger roles in D.C. Cab (1983), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000) and Serenity (2005)—in which he reprises his role as the mercenary Jayne Cobb from the television series Firefly. His other work includes Radio Flyer (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The X-Files (Knowle Rohrer), Smoke Jumpers (1996), The Cape, Men in Black: The Series, Stargate SG-1, Angel, The Inside, NCIS and the 2005 remake of The Poseidon Adventure. He also starred in the ABC series Day Break as Chad Shelten in 2006. Baldwin parodied the Ricky Linderman character in the 2008 film Drillbit Taylor.

Baldwin won a SyFy Genre Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actor/Television for his role as Jayne Cobb in the television series Firefly.

Baldwin was cast as Clark Kent/Superman in the first DC animated universe movie, Superman: Doomsday, based on DC Comics’ The Death of Superman!

Baldwin has a role as a voice actor in the Xbox 360 games Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, the latter putting him in the role of Cpl. Taylor “Dutch” Miles.

Baldwin also appears as a voice actor in Half Life 2: Episode 2 for various resistance soldiers and citizens. Adam also appeared in Mass Effect 2, playing the role of Quarian marine Kal’Reegar.

There it is, Browncoats! The man known as “Jayne” from the Firefly series. The voice of a Superman!

Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873

Delaware Train Show and April Fools Toy Show (April 2012)

ToyShows.org

Convention Name
Delaware Train Show & April Fools Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyshows.org
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
04/21/2012
End Date
04/22/2012
About This Convention
  On Saturday, April, 21, 2012. The 4th Delaware Train Show will take place from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Nur Shrine Center, Route. 13 / 198 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. 19720. Admission is $3.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 8:00am Admission. 2 Day Pass will be available.

Train show will feature over 140+ tables of trains, accessories, slotcars, and some toys. Toyshows.org Delaware Train Show  promises a diversity of trains in all Scales, We have a variety of unique dealers coming from up and down the east coast.

On Sunday, April, 22, April Fools Toy Show moves in better than last years show as a two day event. 175+ tables of collectible and antique toys. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $4.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 9:00am Admission. Great Food from Big Dan’s Gourmet Deli, free parking. Rain or shine events. Nur Shrine Temple, Convenient to I-95, I-295 and US Route 40. 3 miles from the Del. Mem. Bridges. For information on attending or participating in this show or others, Please go to our web site: www.toyshows.org or Call: 856-302-3606 Join our MySpace page:www.myspace.com/toyshows.org

Venue Name and Address
Nur Shrine Center
198 South DuPont Highway
New Castle, De 19720
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
700
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Charlaine Harris (True Blood) and Other Authors Featured Guests at C2E2 2012

Harris

Press Release:

CHARLAINE HARRIS AND OTHER WRITERS TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

#1 Bestselling Novelist Provides Literary Luster at Annual Pop Culture Event

Norwalk, CT, February 28, 2012:  Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author best known for her Southern Vampire Mysteries featuring Sookie Stackhouse, will be a Spotlight Guest at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  Ms. Harris’s enormously popular series is also the basis of True Blood, the HBO series produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and starring Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie.  Providing literary luster at a convention that is brimming with artists, creators and other talent from all segments of the pop culture universe, Ms. Harris will be joined by other Featured Guest writers appearing at C2E2 including: Rachel Caine, Christina Henry, Mari Mancusi, Chloe Neill, and Veronica Wolff.  All of these authors, including Charlaine Harris, will be participating in panels and will do a signing at C2E2 where they will meet and greet thousands of fans.

C2E2 will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.  For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.

“Charlaine Harris and all these literary guests are a fantastic addition to our developing list of major talent who will be appearing at C2E2,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “Their participation is further evidence that the pop culture world cuts across all entertainment boundaries and includes artists from every walk of life.  I know these writers will be well-received at our show and will find legions of fans anxious to hear them speak and meet them in person.”

ABOUT SPOTLIGHT GUEST CHARLAINE HARRIS:  #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for thirty years. Charlaine began writing mystery series—the Aurora Teagarden series and the much darker Lily Bard series—but then went on to write Dead Until Dark which broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers.The Southern Vampire books are published in twenty languages. They are also the basis of True Blood, the HBO series produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and starring Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie.  Charlaine also writes the Harper Connelly series.

ABOUT LITERARY FEATURED GUESTS:

RACHEL CAINE is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires, Weather Warden, and Outcast Seasonnovels, among many others. She grew up in the badlands outside of El Paso, Texas. General Sheridan famously said, “If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell.” Rachel’s trying her best, with the Morganville series, to prove him right. (But still, she does lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Not Hell.)

CHRISTINA HENRY is the author of the Black Wings series and enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with subtitles in her spare time. Henry used to work in a comic book store and as a result, has boxes of bagged and boarded comics in her attic.  She lives in Chicago with her husband and son, and can be found on the web at www.christinahenry.net.

MARI MANCUSI used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession—journalism—instead. Today she writes books for teens and adults. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—videogames. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon and dog Mesquite. You can find Mari online at www.bloodcovenvampires.com.

CHLOE NEILL was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. Chloe is the author of the fan-favorite and The New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series. She watches entirely too much television, roots for her favorite college football team, and believes, however unlikely, that she’ll one day finish a half-marathon. You can learn about Chloe Neill and Chicago’s vampires at www.chloeneill.com.

VERONICA WOLFF, once an aspiring art historian, is an award-winning, bestselling author with a soft spot for kilts and vampires. Known for her Scottish historical romances, she now writes a young adult series called The Watchers as well as an adult contemporary romance series called Sierra Falls. She has lived everywhere from Texas, to Hawaii, to India, finally settling in Northern California where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a houseful of pets.  Her unmarketable skills include snowboarding, speaking Hindi, gardening, and knowing an alarming amount of pop-culture trivia.

ABOUT REEDPOP:  ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

UK – Goliath Signing

Tom Gauld signs at Gosh on Friday March 9, 2012 at 6:30pm.

Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

IL – Shuteye Signing

Local illustrator, comics artist, author, and designer Sarah Becan, has brought all these talents together in her second graphic novel, the Shuteye Collection. Shuteye is a series of six darkly intimate comics: stories woven together with the thick fibers of dreams, powerfully real, yet entirely imagined. Aside from her new collection, Sarah is a prolific minicomics artist, and recipient of the Xeric Grant for her 2010 graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews. Chicago Comics is hosting Sarah on March 3rd 2012 from 4 – 6pm while she signs her work, does sketches, and talks to fans.

Chicago Comics
3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657

TX – The Manhattan Projects Signing

Nick Pitarra signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751

Mike Perkins Creates Exclusive Poster for March 2012 Tampa Bay Comic Con

February 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Top Stories

TBCC poster

Press Release:

Tampa Bay Comic Con Has Arrived

February 27th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return this weekend with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s plethora of brand new features and events!

Be sure to arrive early to pick-up a FREE Tampa Bay Comic Con exclusive poster featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes; The Avengers! It is an abstract, fun and colorful interpretation of the Avengers doing battle with a Florida gator atop the Sunshine State’s “flag bridge”–the Skyway Bridge. The poster was created by guest comic book artist, Mike Perkins. Not only did Perkins create the layout and action of the image, but hand-colored the pencil-work himself; it is from start to finish a 100% Perkins created image. The majority of posters were used a promotional tools leading up to the Tampa Bay Comic Con. Quantities to be given away at the Tampa Bay Comic Con are VERY limited (approximately 200 posters).

“Guest of honor” Jim Steranko has also recently confirmed his appearance for BOTH days of the convention, instead of the originally scheduled one-day appearance. Other guests will include: Mike Grell (Green Lantern, Warlord and Green Arrow), Mark Ryan (actor/ writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” as Bumblebee and writer of  “The Pilgrim”), Mike Mayhew (Marvel Comics artist), Brian Kong (Marvel Comics artist), Peter Pachoumis (DC Comics artist), Pablo Marcos (Conan the Barbarian and Vampirella),  Mike Perkins (Captain America and Stephen King’s, “The Stand”) and  J. David Spurlock (Vanguard Productions).

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE. Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

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