JMV Toy Collectors Show – Houston,Texas (November 2012)

October 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Convention Profiles, Texas

JMV-Toy-Collectors-Show

Convention Name
JMV Toy Collectors Show – Houston,Texas
Convention Website Address
http://www.jmventertainment.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2012
About This Convention
JMV Entertainment presents

Houston,Texas
JMV Toy Collectors Show
Sunday November 18,2012

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West Freeway
Houston,Texas 77092
(Hwy 290 NW @ Loop 610 exit TC Jester)

Buy – Sell – Trade with collectors and dealers of vintage to modern toy collectibles such as
Action Figures,Barbies,Die Cast Toys,GI Joe,Hot Wheels,McFarlane figures,Star Trek,
Star Wars,Transformers,Walking Dead,Wrestling figures and more !

Hours:11am – 5pm Admission:$2.00 (kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
Early Buyer Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 collectors will be admitted during the Early Buyer Hour !

Win a $25.00 shopping spree ! Drawings at 12:30pm and 4:30pm

Thinking about selling your toy collection ?
Dealer Tables are only $50.00 each (25 – 6ft. available)
Call or e- mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
JMV Entertainment
Po Box 461
Temple,Texas 76503
(254)760-8682
e-mail: info@jmventertainment.com
website: www.jmventertainment.com
follow us on facebook / jmv toy collectors show

Venue Name and Address
Sheraton Houston Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West Freeway
Houston, Texas 77092
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles

Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #7

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012

More interviews and more photos!


Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #7

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Me with X-Force at NYCC – http://twitpic.com/b72rd2Rick Remender
Huge fan of Emma Frost. Phoenix Force Emma from #AvX only makes it better. Best of show #nycc @jessiepridemore #cosplay http://pic.twitter.com/AorpmjX8RateMyCosplay
Best eyes of #NYCC http://pic.twitter.com/86yEdxaiJoshua L. A. Jones
Phoenix quickie sketchbook sketch #nycc http://twitpic.com/b762onDaniel Govar
Leftover NY Comic-Con photo? Don’t mind if we do!! #NYCC #BeautifulNightmare http://pic.twitter.com/BxUy2zBICold Slither Podcast
@grantmorrison and myself at NYCC again! http://pic.twitter.com/YfhzpYVSJosh barrett
Crimson Viper from Capcoms #StreetFighter series sporting sweet shades and lots of attitude. #VideoGame #cosplay #nycc http://pic.twitter.com/s2dUif3ZRateMyCosplay
Amazing picture by @burly_adopter of my Castanic #cosplay from #NYCC. Love it!!! @Atari @En_Masse_Ent @TERAOnline http://pic.twitter.com/pEcEMiioAni-Mia
Was great meeting @Punchbrand at #NYCC. They saved me from being cold at the con with kawaii hoodies they gave me =^.^= http://pic.twitter.com/DhWl16K3Miss Hannah Minx
@NerdCaliber The photos you took of me in my Catwoman at NYCC are GORGEOUS!! Thank yoooouuuu! http://pic.twitter.com/cT5V9O6LLisaLou
We haven’t posted a Black Cat #cosplay all week. Its in our contracts, we have to. Seriously who doesn’t love her #nycc http://pic.twitter.com/9xnIPTOZRateMyCosplay
Spy vs Spy cosplay at New York Comic Con@lfensterman #NYCC #madmagazine http://pic.twitter.com/kfhhMusWRandall Ensley
Brian Wood talks THE MASSIVE @ NYCC 2012videofromnewsarama
BRIMSTONE talks BRIMSTONE AND THE BORDERHOUNDS @ NYCC 2012videofromnewsarama
Mike Pellerito talks LIFE WITH ARCHIE @ NYCC 2012videofromnewsarama
Alan Robert talks KILLOGY @ NYCC 2012videofromnewsarama
Joe Prado at NYCC!nycomiccon
Rod Reis at NYCC!nycomiccon
What’s next for New York Comic ConBy most accounts, this past New York Comic Con was a success, giving fans access to all kinds of stars, comics and otherwise, and presenting a news fusillade on many topics. It was also crowded, congested and teeming with people.
NYCC 2012: JAMES ASMUS Talks Gambit, End Timesvideofromnewsarama
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Star Wars Lego Build at NYCC 2012 + Tardis, Hall of Justice, Sentinel and more!THINKAboutTheINK
The Best Booster Gold Cosplay Everpatrickhwillems
Pipeline: NYCC Wrap-Up, Todd McFarlane and…the XFL? – Comic Book ResourcesPreviously at New York Comic Con 2012, I gave a rundown of Artist Alley, lots of pictures, and how cosplayers gave me the warm and fuzzies. We continue this week with the leftover bits, the names not yet dropped, some new resolutions, and more hilarity.
NYCC 2012: JESSE BLAZE Talks Evil Ernie Rebootvideofromnewsarama
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New York Comic Con With the Minions, Day Three and Wrap-Up | GeekMom | Wired.comBy the time Saturday of New York Comic Con rolled around, my younger kids (13) had run out of patience for dealing with the crowds. But they came away with much swag and said they’d love to do it again. If you’re planning on trying it next year with kids, here are some suggestions.
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More Than 20 Fan Communities To Be Represented at Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2012

501st

Press Release:

More Than 20 Fan Communities To Show Their Stuff at 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con

‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Clubs, Podcast, Children’s Museum Among Top Organizations At Austin Convention Center, October 26-28

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, October 15, 2012 – Attendees at this month’s Wizard World Austin Comic Con, on their way to visiting celebrities, artists, exhibitors and other attractions, will likely run into more than a few members of the more than 20 fan communities setting up on and roaming the Austin Convention Center floor, Oct. 26-28.  Groups displaying their affinity for such staples as Star Wars, “Star Trek,” Ghostbusters, “Doctor Who,” charities, themed podcasters and other non-profit organizations will be on hand, greatly enhancing the fan experience for the thousands expected over the three days.

Some of the organizations on site include:

  • 501st Garrison – Central Texas Squad, a chapter of the national organization which seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
  • Anomaly Podcast and Blog, an award winning geek-girl show, often featured in the “What’s Hot” section under “TV and Film” within the iTunes store. From the start, the founders of Anomaly had but one goal in mind: to have fun while sharing their feminine perspectives on all things geek. Created over five years ago, Anomaly and its supporting show, Anomaly Supplemental, each feature commentary on science fiction and fantasy literature, television, and film.
  • Ark Angel, whose “meetings” range from actual meetings of a business type to anything from watching movies at one of the Crew’s houses, camping trips, laser tag outings, bowling, LAN parties, role-playing games, or just sitting around a table playing games of all types.
  • Cybertronz Elite, the elite Transformers Collectors and fan group. Established February 2011 by its founding Core 13 members, who have a vision in bringing all transformers collector’s and fans together, for the purpose of helping give back to the community, collecting, educating, and expanding the Transformers fan base across the universe, “till all are one!”
  • D20 Girls Project, a semi-unique business that combines Social Networking, Talent Management, and Event Services. D20 also arranges with manufacturers, publishers and conventions to provide trade show models and spokes models at gaming and fandom related industry conventions across the U.S.
  • DFW Ghostbusters, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to dealing with ghosts, goblins and the undead, all while raising money to help those in need and give back to the community.
  • Doctor Who Fan Club of Austin, a local Austin Facebook Fan Club that participates in holding watch parties, bound together by the love of Doctor Who and living the values shared as Doctor Who fans.
  • The Fandom Association of Central Texas, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the promotion of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction.  The Association sponsors many activities aimed towards furthering the cause of literacy and the enjoyment of the genres, for example is ArmadilloCon, an annual literary conference.
  • Houston Ghostbusters, a fan based group focused on doing community events and charity work in costume, and whose main goal is to make a positive impact on the world through love of movies, costumes and prop making.
  • Punching the Walls of Reality, a rising Austin-based website looking to expand its audience with a unique sense of humor and well-opined reviews that are becoming all too scarce throughout the vast expanse of the Internet. It produces several candid and hilarious blogs with topics ranging from the latest in video games, most popular television shows, most loathed movies, mainstream comic books and highlights of the combat sport of mixed martial arts.
  • PurrKayla, winner of fan-made online Superhero show, which was judged by fellow Superheroes.
  • Safeplace, whose mission isending sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change.  Safeplace provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence; helps victims in their healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them, and become survivors; promotes safe and healthy relationships for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence; and works with others to create change in attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate the acceptance of, and impact our understanding and responses to, sexual and domestic violence.
  • Save Our Seeker, fan-organized campaign to save “Legend of the Seeker” is an Emmy-award winning fantasy TV show produced by Disney/ABC Studios, based on Terry Goodkind’s bestselling epic series “The Sword of Truth.” The series follows the extraordinary transformation of woodsman Richard Cypher into a magical leader.
  • Sith Shadow Council of Texas, a fan based Star Wars group. We dress-up, perform and participate in many events and charities within Texas and the San Antonio area.
  • The Steam Engine Intrepid, a renegade steampunk group out of San Antonio Texas but with scouts in other cities, which prefers to travel by rail because the thought of an airship sickens our leader the Dark Professor.
  • Star Wars Children’s Museum, a nonprofit group of like-minded individuals working for a goal : To Build a Star Wars Themed Children’s Museum. Its Mission is “To Inspire and Educate.” Its goal is to actually build the building a design from the Star Wars universe, and fill it with interesting, excited, educational exhibits to capture the attention and inspire the imaginations of today’s youth.
  • USS Navras, a correspondence chapter of Starfleet, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.– meaning that men, women, and children from all over the world can actively join and participate.
  • USS Zavala, a chapter of Starfleet, the oldest continuously operating Star Trek fan organization in the world. Zavala is dedicated to the ideals of diplomacy, justice, and the pursuit of knowledge espoused in the Star Trek genre.
  • WGTR “World Grand Theft Radio,” the nationwide internet radio station No. 1 worldwide Halloween radio station in Sept & Oct. With over 30 original shows a week live, “our mission to make your on air dreams come true!”

Eight stars of the popular series “Star Trek: The Next Generation, including the legendary Patrick Stewart and Will Wheaton (Stand By Me) will be joined by Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” True Lies), WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (“Jersey Shore”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, Weird Science), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Henry), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead,” The Ghost Writer) and theBoondock Saints trio of Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, among others at Wizard World Austin Comic Con.

Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, October 28, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22, 2013 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

CA – Peter Panzerfaust Signing

Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe signs at Alakazam Comics from Noon-2PM on Thursday, November 1st.

Alakazam Comics
4237 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Firefly Anniversary Special to Premiere November 11, 2012, on Science Channel

Firefly Reunion

Press Release:

TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE LIFTS OFF ON SCIENCE CHANNEL THIS NOVEMBER

–Highly-Anticipated Special Chronicling Joss Whedon cult sensation starring Nathan Fillion Premieres Saturday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel–

–The All-Day FIREFLY Event Begins with a Full Series Marathon at 7 AM ET/PT Followed by Back-to-Back FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION Enhanced Episodes at 8 PM and 9 PM ET/PT–

TWITTER: @ScienceChannel  #FireflyNov11

(Silver Spring, Md.) —After months of intense buzz and two blockbuster panels at both San Diego and New York Comic-Con, it’s finally time for the main event – FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE on November 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT), Science Channel reunites Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and the entire renegade crew of the Serenity for the first time ever to provide the complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity – despite meeting its end a decade ago.  The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year’s colossal Comic-Con panel that dominated the pop culture conversation.  Joining Whedon and Fillion for FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE are Serenity crewmembers Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite; along with executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina.

This summer, FIREFLY creator Joss Whedon triumphantly exclaimed to a crowd of thousands at San Diego Comic-Con that “the story is alive.” Legions of fans across the world couldn’t agree more, proving that a series which is comprised of only 14 episodes had endured the test of time.  Guided by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, Science Channel re-created the set of the Serenity for this epic gathering capturing the insights and memories of space’s most-rebellious flight crew – including the moment they realized they were canceled and where they believe the FIREFLY universe could live next.

“When Science Channel began airing FIREFLY in 2011, we immediately realized that these fans are a subculture united by a unique and fanatical passion for the series,” says Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel.  “Our goal is to present them the series they love – but in a totally new and surprising way.  Whether that’s through exploring the science behind the show or reuniting the entire cast for the first time, we want Science Channel to be the home for Browncoats everywhere.”

Science Channel’s FIREFLY Saturday extravaganza begins at 7AM ET/PT with an all-day marathon of the series.  That evening, at 8PM ET/PT, the final two episodes will be enhanced and presented as FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION.  Here, Molina gives fans unique insight into the inner workings of the series by revealing FIREFLY facts and behind-the-scenes info.  Finally, at 10PM ET/PT, The Event Browncoats everywhere have been waiting for - FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE premieres on Science Channel.

FIREFLY the series is set in the year 2517, in a new star system and follows the adventures of the ragtag crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast depicts nine distinct characters who, have all banded together for very different reasons.  Led by Captain Mal Reynolds (Fillion), who fought on the losing side of a civil war, viewers engage with characters who, are now living on the outskirts of society,

FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE is produced by Science Channel.  Debbie Myers is general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production and Kaitlin McIntyre is producer for Science Channel.  Jose Molina is executive story editor for the FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION enhanced episodes. 

About Science Channel:

Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.”  The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown.  Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 74 million U.S. households.  The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 200 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 140 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, includingHowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

NYC – Halloween Eve in the Club

Artist Amy Reeder and writer Brandon Montclare appear on the Comic Book Club podcast with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free! Plus: free candy and comic books for anyone who comes in a comic book themed costume!

Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

MA – The Secret Adventures of Houdini Signing

Sean Von Gorman appears at Harrison’s Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Harrison’s Comics
252 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

Over 200 Comic Creators to Attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2012 Including Neal Adams and Humberto Ramos

October 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Texas, Top Stories

Humberto Ramos Wizard World

Press Release:

Eisner Award Hall Of Famer Neal Adams, Humberto Ramos, Jim Cheung Among Featured Comic Creators At 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Will Conrad, Bernie Wrightson, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam Also Headline 200+ Artists And Writers At Austin Convention Center, October 26-28

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, October 9, 2012 – Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, winner Bernie Wrightson and nominees Humberto Ramos, Art Thibert, Alex Saviuk and Matthew Sturges are among the more than 200 comics creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center.

Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Wrightson (“Swamp Thing,” “Detective Comics”), Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), Thibert (“X-Men,” “Iron Man”), Saviuk (“Stan Lee’s Mighty-7,” “The Flash”) and Sturges (“Jack of Fables,” “JSA All-Stars”) will be joined by special guests Will Conrad (“Stormwatch,” “New Avengers”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Wolverine”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Mike McKone (“Avengers,” “Fantastic Four”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Wonder Woman”) in a star-packed Artist Alley that features international, national and local talent.

The star power among the creators is matched by the standout celebrity list attending the event, including eight stars of the popular series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” who will gather for their first 25-year U.S. reunion.  The legendary Patrick Stewart, who portrayed the stern, determined Captain Jean-Luc Picard leads the “TNG” crew, while Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” True Lies), WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (“Jersey Shore”) and Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”) pace the roster.

Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, October 28, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, including a list of other artists, writers and celebrities attending, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22, 2013 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

Anime Midwest Adds Spike Spencer for 2013

October 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Anime, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

Anime Midwest Announces Spike Spencer

Spike SpencerChicago, Illinois – October 25, 2012 – The Chicago anime convention Anime Midwest is excited to announce that voice actor Spike Spencer will be attending the 2013 convention in Chicago this July.

Spike Spencer has voiced hundreds of episodes of Anime including such notable titles as Evangelion, Bleach, Vampire Knight, Durarara!, Battle Angel, Suikoden, Orphen, Spriggan, Nadesico, Mar, PreTear, Buso Renkin, Gundam, Code Geass 2, and Kekkaishi. His video game credits include Bioshock:Infinite, Saints Row 3, World of Warcraft, Tales of Vesperia, BlazBlue, Dynasty and Samurai Warriors, Steambot Chronicles, Star Ocean 2, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, and many others. Spike has also lent his voice to numerous radio and TV commercials.

An accomplished actor, he has worked with such notable stars as Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Frank Langella, Tia Carrere, and Scott Glenn and has been on set with many other stars. Spike is also an author, including “How to Be A Frickin Genius Voice Actor, Step One,” “What Happens At The Con, Stays At The Con?,” And “Don’t Kill Your Date (And Other Cooking Tips)”-(Coming soon). Spike is also a screenwriter with several projects in various stages. Spike is soon to begin production on his first feature film that he scripted, “Dwindle Down.”

Spike is also an avid sailor, cook, traveler, and enjoys a good bit of dancing from time to time. You can find more about him from his official website at http://www.spikespencer.com

Spike Spencer appears at Anime Midwest alongside other notable voice actors including Todd Haberkorn and Sonny Strait, in addition to numerous additional guests including Doug Walker, and The Pillowcases. More guests for 2013 are expected to be announced and posted at http://animemidwest.com/guests

Anime Midwest is a three-day anime convention in Chicago focused on Japanese animation, Japanese culture, and the fandoms surrounding them. The 2013 chicago anime convention will be held July 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Over 3,000 people are expected to converge on Rosemont for the convention. More information can be found at http://animemidwest.com

OR – Not My Bag Signing

Sina Grace signs at Things From Another World on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

Press Release:

Writer-artist Sina Grace has created beloved cult-hit comics Li’l Depressed Boy and Not My Bag for Image Comics and worked as editorial director for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint–and he’s visiting Portland! Meet him November 14 at the Portland TFAW for a signing and gallery show from 7 to 10 p.m. Plus, Grace will offer his unique insight into the comics industry with a special Indy Comics Q & A at 7:30! Free food and beer (21+ with valid ID) provided.

Not My Bag is Grace’s semi-autobiographical tale of working in retail hell. A young artist takes a job at a department store in order to make ends meet, but little does he know that he may meet his end! In this gothic story for fans of Persepolis, Blankets, and The Devil Wears Prada, can the artist withstand competitive pressure, treachery, and high fashion while still keeping his soul?

Working on a comic, or thinking about getting started? Grace recently co-headlined the DIY to Image panel at the Tuscon Comic-Con with Li’l Depressed Boy writer S. Steven Struble, offering tips on how creators can get their books noticed. Make sure to bring your questions to TFAW’s Indy Comics Q & A at 7:30 to get practical advice and suggestions from a creator who has immersed himself in nearly every aspect of the comics industry!

The Portland TFAW will have copies of Not My Bag and Li’l Depressed Boy, Grace’s critically acclaimed romance series, for sale, and will also display original pages from Li’l Depressed Boy. Make sure to welcome Grace to Portland November 14!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

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