3rd Annual Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

Press Release:

THE MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 10am till 4:30pm. Once again, the event will be held at the Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill, MA) and is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by River City Writers, Andover Bookstore, Haverhill House Publishing, and–of course–Haverhill Public Library.

So…who’s going to be there? We’re expanding a bit this year, adding a number of writers primarily known for their mystery and thriller novels, and our total number of attending authors and artists has passed FIFTY. Among them, we’re thrilled to welcome back Joe Hill. Joe’s new book, Strange Weather, debuts around the country on October 24th…but we’ve made special arrangements with Joe’s publisher and our friends at Andover Bookstore to have Strange Weather make its official debut three days early, at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival. Joe will be on hand to sign them, of course.

But I know you want the full list of attendees, so here you go:

  • Joe Hill
  • Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Sarah Smith
  • Gregory Bastianelli
  • Matt Bechtel
  • Stephen Bissette
  • Daniel Braum
  • Lisa Bunker
  • Dana Cameron
  • Glenn Chadbourne
  • Jason Ciaramella
  • Joseph Citro
  • Tom Deady
  • Kristin Dearborn
  • Rachel Autumn Deering
  • Barry Lee Dejasu
  • Amber Fallon
  • Fiona’s Fright Shoppe
  • Dan Foley
  • Craig Shaw Gardner
  • Christopher Golden
  • Scott Goudsward
  • Catherine Grant
  • Kat Howard
  • Christopher Irvin
  • Nicholas Kaufmann
  • Brian Keene
  • Toni L.P. Kelner
  • John Langan
  • Fred Van Lente
  • Bracken MacLeod
  • John M. McIlveen
  • Hillary Monahan
  • James A. Moore
  • Holly Newstein
  • Errick Nunnally
  • Jason Parent
  • Philip Perron
  • Leigh Perry
  • David Price
  • Mary SanGiovanni
  • Cat Scully
  • Rob Smales
  • Thomas Sniegoski
  • Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Paul Tremblay
  • Tony Tremblay
  • John Urbancik
  • Kenneth Vaughn
  • Trisha Wooldridge
  • Douglas Wynne
  • Rio Youers

Extra fun for Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival.
The brilliant novelist Sarah Smith will be conducting her own version of “Antiques Roadshow” at the event. Bring an antique item or two and for a minimum $1 donation to the library, she’ll evaluate and discuss the items with you. Thanks, Sarah!

And here’s the panel schedule for the day:

  • 10:30 — The Dark Border: Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Horror – Why it’s magic when they meet.
    —–Craig Shaw Gardner, Kat Howard, Hillary Monahan, James A. Moore, Cat Scully (M), Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • 11:30 — The New England Mystery Tradition — Spooky autumn helps horror, but how much are New England mystery authors inspired by the region and its atmosphere?
    —–Dana Cameron, Christopher Irvin (M), Leigh Perry, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Sarah Smith, Thomas E. Sniegoski
  • 12:30 – Horror in Comics — What makes the medium so well-suited for the weird and supernatural, and what do our panelists think is required reading from then and now?
    —–Stephen R. Bissette, Jason Ciaramella (M), Rachel Autumn Deering, Brian Keene, Errick Nunnally, Fred Van Lente
  • 1:30 — Joe Hill: A Season of Strange Weather – Interviewed by Christopher Golden
  • 2:30 – Far North Frights: Horror from above the 42nd parallel Why do so many scary writers love northern New England, from Acadia to the Northern Kingdom?
    —–Joseph A. Citro, Tom Deady, Kristin Dearborn, John M. McIlveen, Holly Newstein-Hautala, Douglas Wynne (M)
  • 3:30 – Our Haunted World: Why Do We Need and Read Horror in Scary Times?
    ——-Nicholas Kaufmann, John Langan, Bracken MacLeod, Mary Sangiovanni, Paul Tremblay, Rio Youers (M)

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North Haverhill Public Library Main
99 Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-8466

Daytona Beach Comic Con Returns in November 2017

Daytona’s original longest running one day comic and toy convention returns on Sunday November 5, 2017!

For more info check out the website HERE!

Cottage Country Comic-Con (June 2018)

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Convention Name
Cottage Country Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.cottagecountrycomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/23/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/24/2018
About This Convention
The Cottage Country Comic-Con is back with a BANG! It’s a collectors mecca convention located in the beautiful City of Orillia, Canada. Cottage Country Comic-Con strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, records, wreslting, antique market, cosplay, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoter wanted to bring that style event to Orillia.

The show will have over 300 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, records, wreslting, antique market, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Venue Name and Address
100 University Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L3V6H2
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
20,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Brutus The Barber Beefcake, Tito Santana, KITT, HonkyTonk Man, General Lee, Herbie, Delorean, Batmobile

 

Hasbro to host its first convention…HASCON!

First ever Hasbro lead HASCON hits September 8-10, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. © Hiro Morita, BBBProject, TV TOKYO. © 2017 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
© 2017 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part 6 (June 2017)

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Convention Name
Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part 6
Convention Website Address
http://www.scifivalleycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/09/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2017
About This Convention
Sci-Fi Valley Con will be returning to Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 911, 2017 at the Blair County Convention Center for our 6th annual science fiction convention.

Over 6,000 fans traveled from around the Pennsylvania and the surrounding states to attend our even more successful 2016 show. Our convention center has 115,000 square feet of space with over 300+ exhibitors. In 2017, we will be focusing strongly on Workshops and Demos. We want our attendees to watch and interact with builders in our fun and educational Workshops. In addition, we have one of the largest retro video game console rooms with over 35 different home video game systems from their birth to now. We also have a costume contest, charity auction, charity quick sketches, guest panels, film festival, movie cars, guest appearances, and much more!

We are so proud to have such loyal, amazing followers that help make each show a huge success! The turnout and support from the fans was bigger and better than we even imagined possible.

Mission Statement:
Our mission at Sci-Fi Valley Con is to enhance the community by providing a high quality, family oriented convention showcasing the work of many talented individuals.
We strive to ensure that all our visitors have a first rate experience by submerging them in their passion for all things science fiction, fantasy, horror, and alternative history.
Our commitment to grow, develop and expand Sci-Fi Valley Con is of the utmost importance. Science fiction is the imagined future that has not yet been realized.

Venue Name and Address
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Bob Gunton, Dameon Clarke, David Eddings, Donald Fullilove, Harry Waters, Jeffrey Weissman, Martin Klebba, Nicholas Brendon, Tatyana Yassukovich

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Daytona Beach Comic Con is this Sunday April 23rd!

This Sunday April 23, 2017 is the Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention

It will be held at Embery-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida. Admission at the door is $8. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM.


Some of the vendors are Earl ShawJustin WilsonTony HinesJohn TischlerJake BatesTidalwavecomics OwnerPablo OrdonePedro CruzDavid CorporonJim Carasells CollectiblesDavid McPikeSteve BaginskieDavid FinleySteven MyersDavid SalleDavid T AlexanderChristian GillispieAngelo CrawfordScott DoaneJay OlchakMark GmuerBruce Hughes,  Todd MerrickGeorge PintyeDoug OConnorDoug BerryMike KalesJoe TeggeGary ClarkRaymond SanabriaAaron MeaslesLeigh Hathaway WestonLisa PottsTerry MooreChris FossSteven WarrenEric SpeanburghPatty Harvey WollerEric WollerDaryll GunterLeah Butler Crawford..

For a full vendors list go to the web page HERE! 

VA Comicon (July 2017)

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Convention Name
VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/08/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/09/2017
About This Convention
Our biggest show yet! Held inside the VCU student comics. Over 100 booths of comics, Toys, Manga and MORE! Featuring the Original Red and Black Power Ranger, Marvel Artist Mike McKone, and Musical guest mc chris!
Venue Name and Address
VCU Student Commons building and Theatre
907 Floyd Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Mike McKone, Austin St. John, Walter Jones, mc chris

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Melbourne Toy and Comic Con is March 19th!

Join us on Sunday March 19, 2017 for a day full of toys, comics, collectibles, cosplay, face painting, costume contest and more.

Melbourne Toy and Comic Con will be held at the Melbourne Auditorium 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, Florida.
Admission is $10.00 at the door. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM.

Great guest to meet like Tugg, Blake and Kim Ovard, John Beatty, Roland Mann, Barry and Jenni Gregory, Tim Proctor, Martin Pierro, Tim Proctor, Jon Pinto, Jess Blais and more.
Gaming by Get Your Fun On
Panels and costume contest by Viera Comics
Co-sponsored by Famous Faces and Funnies
See more on the web site at http://www.melbournetoyandcomiccon.com

The Dynamic Duo take over Boston!

Boston Comic ConTHE DYNAMIC DUO ARE COMING!

Holy jackpot! ADAM WEST & BURT WARD are coming to BOSTON COMIC CON August 11-13, 2017!

Their FINAL Boston appearance!

For more info check out their website HERE!

Knoxville Comic Con gets the Karate Kid

Fanboy Expo is thrilled to announce that Ralph Macchio will be joining us all weekend for Knoxville Comic Con. Ralph is best known for his iconic role as Danny LaRusso in the Karate Kid franchise. He can also be seen in The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny and more. Get Your Tickets! Knoxville Comic Con is bigger than ever. www.fanboyexpo.com

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