|South Texas Collectors Expo|
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|The South Texas Collectors Expo returns back to it’s origins for the last time. Special Guest include Carel Struycken (MIB, Addams Family Movies, ST:TNG) and Cindy Morgan (Caddyshack and Tron).|
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|Laredo Civic Cener
2400 San Bernardo Avenue
Laredo, TX 78045
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|Cindy Morgan, Carel Struycken|
Win VIP tickets to Emerald City Comicon, find out why Nancy A. Collins has called for a boycott of Dragon*Con, and check out reports from the Amazing Arizona Comic Con.
Big Wow! ComicFest Returns to San Jose May 18th & 19th, 2013, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The early bird $75 Discount for Exhibitor Booths, Small Press and Artist Alley Tables ends Thursday, January 31st at midnight PST. Click Here to Register Today before you miss this opportunity!
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON
As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we are bringing in a lineup of Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to have as guests at the show Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fables, Wonder Woman), Writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), and Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers).
Fan-Favorites… Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), James O’Barr (Crow), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Keu Cha (Rising Stars), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The ‘Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), Humberto Ramos (Wolverine), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin), Jason Palmer (Serenity), Aaron Lopresti (Spider-Man), Ryan Sook (Zatanna), and so many more confirmed guests added to our website!
Bill Willingham appears at the Crossings Gallery to teach two writing workshops.
Writing to be Drawn
Saturday, February 9, 10am-1pm.
Cost: $50. Age 12 to adult.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Comic Books are big. They rule Hollywood now, and before they’re drawn, they need to be written.
It can be tough to write for the specific medium of comics, unless you can think like an artist. Bill Willingham, a thirty year veteran of comic book writing, and winner of comics’ most prestigious award for comic writing, will take you through the ins and outs and how to write when it’s going to be drawn.
Writing Prose Stories
Saturday, February 23, 10am-1pm.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This is a one-day class on some of the special considerations one should have in writing prose to sell, including how to keep it short and lively. We’ll also discuss some of the special considerations for writing to specific markets, like Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and other genres.
Bill Willingham is a novelist, short story writer and comic book writer, winner of many industry awards and four time Hugo nominee. His work has been translated into far too many languages, none of which he can read.
320 East Avenue, Zumbrota, MN 55992
Jared Axelrod signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 5:00 till 7:00 pm!
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce our next event: We are hosting Jared Axelrod, author of the Tor graphic novel The Battle of Blood & Ink: A Fable of the Flying City!
Jared Axelrod is an author, an illustrator, a graphic designer, a sculptor, a costume designer, a podcaster and quite a few other things that he’s lost track of but will no doubt remember when the situation calls for it.
He is a founding member of the daily flash-fiction website “365 Tomorrows,” and the writer and producer of the science-fiction podcasts, “The Voice Of Free Planet X,” “Fables of the Flying City” and “Aliens You Will Meet.”
“The Battle of Blood & Ink” is his first graphic novel.
Please come out this Saturday to meet Jared and talk to him about his graphic novel!
Here’s what the graphic novel is all about:
If you’re visiting the flying city of Amperstam without the latest printing of The Lurker’s Guide, you might as well be lost. This one-sheet is written, edited, and printed by Ashe, a girl raised on the streets of the flying city, and is dedicated to revealing its hidden treasures and deepest secrets-including many that the overcontrolling government doesn’t want anyone to know. The stakes are raised when Ashe accidentally uncovers the horror of exactly how Amperstam travels among the skies and garners the attention of those who would rather that secret be kept in the hands of the city’s powerful leaders.
Soon Ashe is on the run from thugs and assassins, faced with the choice of imperiling her life just to keep publishing, or giving in to the suggestion of a rich patron that she trade in her voice and identity for a quiet, comfortable life. It’s a war of confusion for Ashe, but one thing is very clear: just because you live in a flying city, you can’t always keep your head in the clouds.
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run sign at Barnes & Noble on Saturday February 16, 2013 at noon.
Barnes & Noble – Camp Creek Market Place
3685 Market Place Blvd, East Point, GA 30344
CELEBRITY GUESTS TRAVEL TO TORONTO COMICON FOR MARCH BREAK
ATTENDING STARS INCLUDE THE CAST OF STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, MICHAEL HOGAN OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA AND SEAN ASTIN FROM THE LORD OF THE RINGS
- Tickets On Sale Now! -
TORONTO, ON (January 28, 2013) – Toronto ComiCon is putting the pop in pop culture with an all-star lineup featuring stars from some of the most treasured TV shows and films in the sci-fi and fantasy universe.
The two-day extravaganza, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 9-10, 2013, will feature the following celebrity guests:
- Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf)
- Sean Astin (The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings)
- Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V)
- Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II)
The cast of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION:
- Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard)
- Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William Riker)
- LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge)
- Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf)
- Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher)
- Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi)
- Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmdr. Data)
This year’s festivities will also bring together some of the biggest names in comics, horror and anime, including:
- Kill Shakespeare’s creators: Toronto’s own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery made headlines across North American for their innovative comic series featuring epic battles between the bard’s greatest heroes and villains. The duo has inked a follow-up series called Tide of Blood launching in 2013.
For the complete list of Toronto ComiCon guests, visit www.comicontoronto.com.
Returning for a second spectacular year, Toronto’s ComiCon has established itself as one of the city’s defining pop culture and entertainment events. Presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™, Toronto ComiCon is filled with high-profile celebrity presentations, Q&A’s, autographs and photo sessions. Join hundreds of exhibitors and retailers – and a parade of costumed fans – in celebrating a jam-packed weekend of all things pop culture. Other highlights include a Star Wars photo session, sketching duels, as well workshops and seminars featuring some of the industry’s brightest talents.
Escaping to new worlds on March Break has never been so easy!
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
(South Building) 222 BREMNER BLVD.
|Saturday, March 9 All Access One-Day Pass
Sunday, March 10 All Access One-Day Pass
All Access Two-Day Pass
Child All Access One-Day Pass
For more information on Star Trek: The Next Generation cast photo-op sessions, autograph signings and VIP tickets, please visit http://www.lightspeedfineart.
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s first-ever Texas signing takes place at on Friday, February 15th! Time and details are still TBA. There will be a costume contest.
Also, each person is limited to one signed item. There will be no exceptions to this because of time constraints. If you’re bringing an item from home, it MUST be checked in with an Austin Books employee as you enter the store.
Tim Vigil signs at Heroes and Villains on Saturday February 2nd, 2013!
Save the date now for this very special signing.
Tim Vigil will be signing at Heroes and Villains Comics!!! Stay tuned for more information and signing times. Own a piece of incredible original art! If you are interested in a commissioned piece, please contact the store asap with your request. A 9X12 pencil is $30, inked is $60.
Tim Vigil is a comic book artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre. His main graphic novel Faust (with co-creator David Quinn) was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the 2001 movie Faust: Love of the Damned. The followup Faust: Book of M, was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative. He received his first popular exposure for his work on the comic title Grips, published by the defunct publisher Silverwolf Comics.
Heroes and Villains Comics
264 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins appear at Gosh for a signing of Unearthing on Tuesday the 26th of February at 7:30 pm. They’ll also be screening their short film, Jimmy’s End and its prequel, Act of Faith. Details on those at their website.
Tickets are £5 and will go on sale at wegottickets.com on Friday the 1st of February at 9:30 am.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR