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  • AL – Beaucoup Arlo & Janis Signing

    Cartoonist Jimmy Johnson appears at the H. Grady Bradshaw Library on March 22nd. He says on his website, “This is the real homecoming, my return to “the Valley” of Beaucoup Arlo & Janis fame. This is an 11 a.m. luncheon appearance, complete with food. However, you know what they say about a free lunch; you’ll have to listen to me give a program, followed by the inevitable sales pitch.”

    H. Grady Bradshaw Library
    3419 20th Avenue Valley, AL 36854
    (334) 768-2161

    IL – Wrestling Legend Signs

    February 23, 2012 by  
    Filed under Illinois, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Sports

    The Honky Tonk Man signs at Graham Crackers Comics on Saturday February 25, 2012 from noon to 2:00pm!

    Graham Crackers Comics
    16030 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield, IL 60586

    NYC – Hell Yeah Signing

    Artist Andre Szymanowicz signs at Midtown Comics on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. Andre will do one FREE sketch per person when you purchase a copy of Hell Yeah #1!

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    Midtown Comics
    64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

    OR – Hunger Games Bio-Comic Signing

    Writer Sara Gundell signs on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00pm for the release of the bio-comic from Bluewater Productions Fame: Suzanne Collins about the author of The Hunger Games.

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    Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    UK – Goliath Signing

    Tom Gauld signs at Forbidden Planet on Saturday 10 March 2012 from 13:00 – 14:00.
    Cambridge Store, 60 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, CB1 1DJ

    Press Release:

    TOM GAULD will be signing GOLIATH at the Forbidden Planet store in Cambridge on Saturday 10th March from 1 – 2pm.

    Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat.

    Nonetheless, at the behest of the king he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: “Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants.”

    Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings.

    This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath’s side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliath s life as a soldier are accentuated by Tom Gauld s drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliath s battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures.

    OR – King City Signing

    Brandon Graham signs at Floating World Comics on Friday, March 9th, 2012 from 6-9pm.

    About the author:
    Brandon Graham initially made a name for himself with such revered classics as Pillow Fight, Perverts of the Unknown, Universe So Big, October Yen, Escalator, Multiple Warheadz and the Eisner nominated series, KING CITY. This year Graham relaunched Rob Liefeld’s, PROPHET, with artist Simon Roy, as part of 2012’s Extreme line.

    Floating World Comics
    400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

    UPDATED: Comic-Con: A Fan’s Hope Tour Promises “The San Diego Experience in Your Home Town”

    Comic Con Tour

    UPDATE: The tour has been cancelled.

    While details are somewhat scarce, a “live pop-culture movie and tour” is being launched in support of “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope,” the documentary about the San Diego Comic Con directed by Morgan Spurlock and produced by the likes of Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, and Harry Knowles. Whether any of them will actually be in attendance at these events remains to be seen, but the promotional material promises “live superstar panels, exclusive footage from upcoming blockbusters, previews of the coolest new toys and collectibles” and “the incredible goodie bag.”

    Ten tour dates have been announced so far with more to come:

    • Thu Apr 5 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy PAC
    • Fri Apr 6 – Orlando, FL – UCF Arena
    • Sat Apr 7 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami
    • Thu Apr 12 – Rochester, NY – Dome Arena
    • Fri Apr 13 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
    • Sat Apr 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Girard College
    • Sun Apr 15 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale
    • Thu Apr 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
    • Fri Apr 20 – Rosemont, IL – Akoo Theatre
    • Sun Apr 22 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit

    And here is the just released trailer for the film:

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    NS – Ladies Night

    Faith Erin Hicks and Jordyn Bochon appear at Strange Adventures on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

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    Press Release:

    The tradition continues: Ladies Night is back to cure your winter blue and this time, we’re celebrating Sadie Hawkins Day!

    What it is: A women-only comic night! Two hours of giveaways, prizes, signings and a welcoming atmosphere for both the well-versed nerdy girls and those who’ve yet to pick up a graphic novel. Come chat about comics, movies, music, whatever! Better yet, bring a friend! Never been to a comic shop? Now’s your chance.

    Faith Erin Hicks will be joining us with copies of her newest book Friends With Boys, debuting February 28th! Jordyn Bochon, acclaimed illustrator and contributor to the newly released graphic novel Spera, will be with us as well!

    Cupcakes, treats, prizes, deals, trivia – one incentive after another, amiright?

    Come one, come all – and leave the boys at home!

    Strange Adventures
    5262 Sackville St, Halifax, NS
    Canada

    The Hunger Games Tour

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and the cast of The Hunger Games go on a coast-to-coast tour from March 3rd till March 10th to promote the upcoming film. Each stop will include a Q&A event where fans will have a chance to ask questions of their favorite cast members, and additional entertainment and giveaways. May the odds be ever in your favor!

    Saturday, March 3, 2012
    6:00pm until 7:00pm

    Talent: Gary Ross, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

    Westfield Century City
    10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067

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    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    6:00pm until 7:00pm

    Talent: Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jacqueline Emerson

    Westfield Fox Valley
    195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, IL 60504

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    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    5:30pm until 6:30pm

    Talent: Liam Hemsworth, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid

    Fashion Square Mall, Scottsdale AZ
    7014 East Camelback, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    6:00pm until 7:00pm

    Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg

    Westfield Broward
    8000 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33388

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    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    6:00pm until 7:00pm

    Talent: Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jacqueline Emerson

    Galleria Dallas
    13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240

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    Friday, March 9, 2012
    5:00pm until 6:00pm

    Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig and Amandla Stenberg, Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Jacqueline Emerson

    Mall of America
    60 East Brodway, Minneapolis, MN 55425

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    Saturday, March 10, 2012
    3:30pm until 4:30pm

    Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson

    University Village
    2623 NE University Village Street, Seattle, WA 98105

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    Charlotte Comicon (2012 Schedule)

    February 22, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, North Carolina

    Charlotte Comicon

    Convention Name
    Charlotte Comicon
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.charlottecomicon.info/
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Dates
    03/25/2012, 08/05/2012, and 12/16/2012
    About This Convention
    Time: 10 am til  4 pm

    Guests: 24 Tables of Artists and Writers

    Venue Name and Address
    Crown Plaza Hotel Charlotte (MARCH and AUGUST)
    201 S. McDowell St.
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    United States
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    Marriott Executive Park Hotel – NEW LOCATION FOR DECEMBER!
    5700 Westpark Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    70
    Projected Attendance
    500
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books

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