PA – Doctor Who Signing

Artist Robert Hack signs on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at Way Cool Comics. Mr. Hack has done work for Doctor Who (IDW), Kolchak, the Night Stalker (Moonstone), Spawn, Big Bang Comics, and others. In addition, as a prolific Trading Card artist, he has produced work for Doctor Who, CSI, Hammer Horror, The Avengers, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula, among others. Doors open at 12 Noon (open until 5:30 p.m.)

Way Cool Comics
517 Washington Street, Huntingdon, PA, 16622

NYC – The Fifth Assassin Signing

Brad Meltzer signs at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Special appearance by John Hodgman!

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About this Author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies.

He is also one of the co-creators of the TV Show, “Jack & Bobby” and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.

His first non-fiction book, Heroes for My Son, is a collection of heroes from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks that he’d been working on since the day his son was born. This December, he’ll be launching “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. And his newest thriller, The Fifth Assassin, will be released on January 15, 2013.

Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all six of his novels. The First Counsel came next, which is about a White House lawyer dating the President’s daughter; then The Millionaires, which is about two brothers who steal money and go on the run. The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are literally gambling on Congress. The Book of Fate is about a young Presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the 200-year-old code created by Thomas Jefferson that times them together. For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of two former Presidents, Clinton and Bush. His last book, The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel’s father. Brad is
one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel’s family about the murder and, with his charitable site, OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was created.

His books have spent over ten months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a Kosher thing or what!

Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” co-wrote the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.

Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

Bruce Timm Provides for the Monsters and Dames 2013 Cover for Emerald City Comicon

November 30, 2012 by  
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Monsters and Dames 2013 Timm

Press Release:

BRUCE TIMM COVERS EMERALD CITY COMICON’S MONSTERS & DAMES CHARITY ART BOOK!

Seattle, WA – November 29, 2012 – MONSTERS & DAMES is a highlight for many attendees of the annual Emerald City Comicon, and the 5th installment in the series promises an amazing variety of original illustrations by the guests and artists of the 2013 Emerald City Comicon. This year’s 80-page edition features a cover by award-winning artist and animation icon Bruce Timm.

Since 2009, MONSTERS & DAMES art books and auctions have raised well over $35,000.00 for Seattle Children’s Hospital, a premier child health care & pediatric center, recognized as one of the leading hospitals for children in the nation. The art book has sold out each year at the convention.

“This year we received over 140 submissions for the 2013 edition of MONSTERS & DAMES, and the quality has never been higher,” said ECCC Convention Director Jim Demonakos. “I couldn’t be happier with the results, the book reflects our show’s excellent roster of artists, animators and illustrators.”

The full-color, 9″x12″, 80-page MONSTERS & DAMES hardcover is limited to 1150 individually numbered copies. The 2013 edition features contributions from some of the top names in comics, animation and illustration, including Mark Brooks, Skottie Young, Terry Moore, Joe Linsner, Mike Mignola, Fat Rabbit Farm, Ben Templesmith, Dave Johnson, Michael Golden, Eric Canete, Brett Weldele, Doug Sneyd, Camilla D’Errico, Mark Dos Santos, Drew Johnson, Lar DeSouza, Benjamin Dewey, David Petersen, Robbi Rodriguez, Mitch Gerads, Doc Shaner, Cat Staggs, Marcio Takara, Lars Brown, Paul Guinan, Andy Runton and dozens more! For the complete list of creators involved in this amazing art book, visit http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/monsters-and-dames/

The 11th Annual Emerald City Comicon takes place March 1-3, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center in beautiful downtown Seattle, WA. For more information, visit http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

CA – Culver City Cartoonist Collective Signing

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Keith Knight, Lonnie Millsap (I Stepped on a Duck), and Ken Tanaka (Everybody Dies) sign at Meltdown Comics on Friday December 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

NYC – True Swamp Signing

November 29, 2012 by  
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Jon Lewis signs at Desert Island on Friday December 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Desert Island 
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

 

CA – Buffy: Making of a Slayer Signing

Writer Nancy Holder signs at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm.

About the book:
elebrating the 15th anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, this lavishly produced book is the first authorized, fully illustrated retrospective of the hit show. Offering in-depth commentary on the making of the series, the book explores the characters and mythology of the Buffy universe and follows the evolution of all seven seasons. Die-hard Whedon fans will also find insider information on his involvement in other projects, including Angel, Firefly, and more. Housed in a foil-stamped slipcase, this volume features more than 120 images, including rare behind-the-scenes photos, sketches, props and memorabilia from the Twentieth Century Fox archives, along with stills from the most pivotal on-screen moments. Tucked in the inside cover of the case is an envelope holding “Slayer Lore: Texts and Magicks for the Battle.” These 13 removable pieces are replicas of the ancient spells and prophecies the characters used on-screen to defeat vampires, demons, and other monsters, making this the ultimate treasure-trove for every Buffy fan.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

IL – My Little Pony Signing

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Katie Cook signs at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, December 15, 2012!

Aw Yeah Comics 
4933 Oakton Street,  Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-423-2916

WA – Holiday Signing Party

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Writer Greg Rucka signs at Odyssey Comics on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from noon till 7:00 pm. More guests to be announced.

Odyssey Comics
1503 NE 78th Street STE 10, Vancouver, WA

Convention Scene’s Next Stop: The CBC Comic Book and Toy Show This Sunday, December 2, 2012

CBC Show

Hi, Folks,

Having recently made my return to the convention circuit as a dealer at the Daytona Beach Comic and Toy Show, I have my 2nd show lined up for this coming Sunday: The CBC Comic Book and Toy Show. Put on my Joe Peace from The Comic Book Connection, this show will feature comics from the Golden Age to the present plus high and low end toys. According to Joe, “we’ll have over 50 thousands comics at this show plus toys.”

The show will take place from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 5905 Kirkman Road, across from the entrance to Universal Studios Florida. Admission is $3 (and one child under 12 can get in free with each paid adult admission). The first 100 paid attendees get a free comic with thousands to choose from, and there will be door prizes and giveaways throughout the day.

Come out and see us!

Daytona Beach Comic and Toy Show XI Report

Daytona Beach November 2012On November 18th, I stepped behind the table as a dealer for the first time in over 4 years. The site of my return was the Daytona Beach Comic and Toy Show.

The show took place at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Daytona Beach, Florida. The dealers were all located in one small ballroom with a second room set aside for creators from AC Comics, a local publisher known for their Femforce title, who were celebrating their 30th Anniversary in comics.

It was a very comic-centric show with plenty of collectibles as well. According to a post to their Facebook page, attendance was a scant 160 people, down from 250 for a previous show. They suggest the weather may have been a factor and that is definitely a possibility (it was a cold and windy day), but it is worth noting that a celebration at Coliseum of Comics featuring George Perez in Sanford the day before might have supplied some people with their comic fix for the weekend, plus a new convention, Geek Fest Florida, was also taking place in Boca Raton the same day.

It was an enjoyable show for me and my family who attended with me. Another dealer bought the entire box of action figures I brought with me within the first 5 minutes of the show, and another guy purchased a bunch of trading card sets as well. After that, it was a slow climb the rest of the day with $1 to $3 comics. I made my last sale around 2:20, however, and the show was dead after that. We packed up and left around 4:30.

I did not take any photos at the show; instead, I focused on putting together my first ever Convention Scene video. Check it out below; at least watch the first 10 seconds to catch the snazzy video intro.

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