SF – Colosse Signing

   

Sophie Yanow, Francois Samson-Dunlop, and Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau sign at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 7:00pm.

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Members of Canadian independent comic book collective Colosse tour from San Francisco to Vancouver BC with multimedia readings of their acclaimed and edgy works, followed by book signings. Authors include Sophie Yanow (In Situ, a graphically daring, poetic journal strip) and Francois Samson-Dunlop and Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau (Pinkerton, an indie-rock rom com about getting over a truly 90s breakup in a post-90s world). Don’t miss this rare West Coast appearance!

Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110

QC – Jason Signing

Jason signs at Planete BD on Saturday, August 11th at 2:00pm.

Librairie Planete BD
3883 St-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4

Scene and Heard: Beauty and the Beast at SDCC 2012

The executive producers and stars of Beauty and the Beast were interviewed at Comic Con in San Diego, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Kristin Kreuk & Jay Ryan at the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Press Conference at Comic-Con 2012. (Photo by Francis Specker)

MA – Wards of Faerie Signing

Author Terry Brooks signs at Porter Square Books on Tuesday August 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

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Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades.

When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled—and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart.

Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous—as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by assassins.

Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies—Druids, Elves, and humans alike—remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely.

Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Dark Legacy of Shannara adventure Wards of Faerie; the Legends of Shannara novels Bearers of the Black Staff and The Measure of the Magic; the Genesis of Shannara trilogy: Armageddon’s Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph; The Sword of Shannara; the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr; the High Druid of Shannara trilogy: Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken; and the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life. His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were selected by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. The author was a practicing attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.

Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413

OR – No Straight Lines Signing

Justin Hall, Erika Moen, Robert Triptow, Vaughn Fricke, and more sign at Floating World Comics on Thursday, August 9th from 6-8pm.

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Floating World Comics is happy to host editor Justin Hall as he signs and discusses No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, on Thursday, August 9th from 6-8pm. In the heart of the Pearl District beats the double thump of enamored hearts. She loves she, he love he who might have been a she printed in bold black and white. No Straight Lines is a comics anthology full to the bursting (pun INtended) with stories by your favorite queer-identified cartoonists and few you will soon call ‘friends.’  No matter what your orientation, No Straight Lines is bound to make you laugh and maybe even cry.

Several cartoonists from the anthology will also be in attendance including: Erika Moen (DAR), Robert Triptow (Gay Comix), and Vaughn Fricke (Watch Out! Comix).

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

CA – The Walking Dead Signing

Emma Bell (Amy), David Boyd (director), Evan Reilly (writer), Hunter Via (editor), Nathan Gunn (editor), Jute Ramsay (editor), and Bear McCreary (composer) sign at Dark Delicacies on August 28th at 7 p.m., for The Walking Dead Season Two DVD/Blu Ray release.

Dark Delicacies 
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

UK – Cherub: The Recruit Signing

Robert Muchamore, John Aggs, and Ian Edginton sign at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 4TH AUGUST from 1 – 2pm.

A terrorist doesn’t let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn’t know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB. .James is a 12-year-old boy from the wrong side of the tracks, sent to a children’s home when his mother dies and his stepfather disowns him. But CHERUB is recruiting, and James is pinpointed as having potential. Taken under cover of darkness, he finds himself in a secret location – at the training centre for all CHERUB agents. He faces extreme hardship while preparing for his first mission – to foil a suspected anthrax attack …

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

Baltimore Comic Con Welcomes Kids Love Comics Pavilion for 2012!

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Kids 10 and under get in free with a ticketed adult at the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center– and there will be a ton of kid-friendly comics, as well as the artists and writers who make them! Creators from such companies as Pixar, Archie, Scholastic, Disney, Simon & Schuster, Marvel, and DC will be on hand to sketch, help teach young ones about the magic of comics through mini-how to’s through the weekend, and to just say “hi,” right at the Kids Love Comics Pavilion!
Activities in this super cool section of the show include:
* Interactive Comics Talks from some of All-Ages Comics top creators, such as Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Franco (Tiny Titans), and Dan Parent (Archie)
* Design your own super hero cape
* Kids Comics Reading and Drawing Booth
* Creator sketches and autographs
“The Baltimore Comic-Con has always been a welcoming, family-friendly show,” said John Gallagher, creator of the Buzzboy graphic novel series and organizer of the kids section, “so great that I bring my own family here every year.”

Here’s a rundown of the Kids Love Comics Pavilion creators:

Marty Baumann (Pixar)
Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics)
Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto’s Orange Day)
Steve Conley (Bloop)
Rich Faber (Roboy Red)
Franco (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures)
John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Roboy Red)
SL Gallant (GI Joe)
Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!)
Jason Horn (Ninjasaur)
Mark Mariano (Happyloo)
Mark McKenna (Star Wars, Banana Tail)
Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground)
Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller)

This year’s confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee (Saturday only!); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel artist); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Mark Buckingham (Fables, Doctor Who); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic www.bloopstree.com); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen:  Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com); David Mack (Kabuki); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein); Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages

CA – The Mutant Season LIVE

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THE MUTANT SEASON is a Nerdist Industries podcast where grade-schooler Gil Dominguez-Letelier talks to adults who have cool jobs and shares the awesome things he likes with you, the listeners at home! (Like, did you know that the raddest animal ever is a Cat-zilla? That’s a fact!)

On Tuesday, August 7th at 6pm, THE MUTANT SEASON will record its first ever podcast in front of a live audience. It also happens to be Gil’s 10th birthday, which means it’ll be a great time since THERE WILL BE CAKE!!!

So, come on down to The Nerdist Theatre at Meltdown Comics to celebrate with Gil, sidekick Mo Fathelbab, producer Katie Levine, a myriad of special guests, and of course CAKE!!! It’s fun for the whole family.

Guests scheduled to appear include:

Pete Holmes

Geoff Johns

Jonah Ray

Matt Bennett

Justin Willman  

Tickets available HERE! JUST 5 BUCKS!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

AZ – The Dragons of Winter Signing

Author James A. Owen signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday August 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM for the launch party of the sixth book in the acclaimed ‘Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica’ series. As with all events with Mr. Owen, this is sure to be a blast with twists and surprises! Dragon Army, prepare to meet in North Phoenix.

Barnes & Noble
Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 42, Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-538-8520

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