Convention Scene » Book Festivals http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:27:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no West Orange Times reports on WonderFest http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/24/west-orange-times-reports-wonderfest/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/24/west-orange-times-reports-wonderfest/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:55 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61034
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Nice article about the new Wonderfest in Winter Garden Florida

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Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival (October 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/10/cleveland-comic-card-nostalgia-festival-october-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/10/cleveland-comic-card-nostalgia-festival-october-2015/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:55:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60448 Event Details:

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic, Card & Nostalgia Festival
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/18/2015
About This Convention
The Show for True Collectors Featuring Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Action Figure, Toys, Non-Sport Cards, Horror and Western Dealers, Hourly Prizes, Free Parking. Cosplayers Welcome!
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall, I-480 at Exit 9, Brookpark Rd. at W. 220th St.
22001 Brookpark Rd.
Fairview Park, OH 44126
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
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Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival (March 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/10/cleveland-comic-card-nostalgia-festival-march-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/10/cleveland-comic-card-nostalgia-festival-march-2015/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:49:50 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60447 Event Details:

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic, Card & Nostalgia Festival
Convention Website Address
http://harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/15/2015
About This Convention
The Show for True Collectors Featuring Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Action Figure, Toy, Horror, Western, Non-Sport Card Dealers, Hourly Prizes, Free Parking. Cosplayers Welcome!
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall, I-480 @ Exit 9, Brookpark Rd. at W. Exit 220th St.
22001 Brookpark Rd
Fairview Park, OH 44126
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
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Akron-Canton Comic Con (June 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/07/akron-canton-comic-con-june-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/11/07/akron-canton-comic-con-june-2015/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:05:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=60446 Event Details:

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Akron-Canton Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/28/2015
About This Convention
Northeast Ohio’s Largest All Comic Book Event. Featuring Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Action Figures, Toys, Collectilbles, Hourly Prizes, Free Parking. Cosplayers Welcome. Guest Creators to be announced.
Venue Name and Address
Chapparell’s Community Center, 1 Mile North of I-77 & Exit 120
2418 Arlington Rd.
Akron, OH 44319
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
56
Projected Attendance
450
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
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Long Beach Comic Con (September 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/01/long-beach-comic-con-september-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/07/01/long-beach-comic-con-september-2015/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:03:11 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=58740 Event Details:

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Convention Name
Long Beach Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://ww.longbeachcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/12/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/13/2015
About This Convention
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Con is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC. Visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com for additional information.
Venue Name and Address
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
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BangPop! Comic Con (September 2014) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/06/13/bangpop-comic-con-september-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/06/13/bangpop-comic-con-september-2014/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:54:08 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=58551 Event Details:

BangPop

Convention Name
BangPop! Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.bangpopmaine.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/20/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/21/2014
About This Convention
The BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention returns September 20th & 21st at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor! BangPop! Comic Con brings a vibrant weekend of panel discussions, educator workshops, gaming, cosplay, and anime & movie screenings, and a great display of creative talent with professional authors and artists. Our Artist Alley showcases amazing work by creators from Maine, New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Vendors and Special Guests are on hand all weekend to sate your desire for comics, books, art and more. It’s a chance to meet your favorite artists, illustrators, and writers – see their work, hear them speak and catch up on the newest talk of the comic sphere.
Venue Name and Address
Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
24
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
CP Wilson III, Fred Van Lente, Rich Woodall, Matt Miner, Christopher Mills, Alex Irvine, Mark Ricketts & more!

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ReedPop Announces All-Star Kickoff Event for BookCon 2014 with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and More http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/15/bookcon-announces-special-star-kickoff-event-may-30th/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/15/bookcon-announces-special-star-kickoff-event-may-30th/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:18:49 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57535 BookCon Kickoff

Press Release:

BOOKCON ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ALL-STAR KICKOFF EVENT FEATURING JASON BATEMAN, TINA FEY, DIRECTOR SHAWN LEVY, AND WRITER JONATHAN TROPPER

Panel Discussion and Sneak Peek of Upcoming Feature Film Release “This Is Where I Leave You” on Friday, May 30th Sets the Stage for Highly Anticipated Consumer Book Event

NORWALK, CT – April 8, 2014 – Hot on the heels of its recent announcement of BookCon, a one-of-a-kind interactive consumer book event, ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, announces a star-studded kickoff celebration to usher in the show.  Exemplifying the show’s mission of giving fans an experience where books and pop culture collide, ReedPOP will host a special panel and sneak peek of the upcoming film adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s bestselling book This Is Where I Leave You. The panel discussion will feature two of the stars of the film, Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, along with director Shawn Levy, and Tropper, who also wrote the screenplay, based on his novel. It will be followed by an exclusive Happy Hour to celebrate the debut of BookCon which will feature access to a number of top authors, giving fans the ultimate interactive experience.  The limited access BookCon kickoff event will happen on the eve of BookCon on May 30th at the Special Events Hall in the Javits Center.

The all-star BookCon kickoff event was created as a window into the type of events that BookCon will offer attendees.  The day-long event is crafted for creative-minded, passionate book fans in the publishing capital of the world.  Every aspect of the show is thoughtfully designed to appeal to the modern-day book lover with an appreciation for broader pop-culture and where these worlds intersect. By bridging the world of film and literature, the panel is a prime example of the mission for this consumer event and will usher in more exciting events and panels soon to be announced.

The hour-long panel, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican, will start at 4:00 PM. A limited number of tickets for the BookCon kickoff event will be available for all those who purchase BookCon and BEA tickets for an additional $10. ReedPOP will also offer tickets as part of a VIP package that will include special artwork, a signed copy of This Is Where I Leave You, First Access to seating, access to BookCon on Saturday, and more.

“This is exactly the type of event that embodies what BookCon is all about and sets the tone in a truly impactful way,” said ReedPOP’s Global Senior Vice President, Lance Fensterman.  “This is our way of celebrating the debut of BookCon and giving fans a unique experience that will carry into the following day.”

Announcement of the kickoff event follows ReedPOP’s recent news of BookCon and its lineup of feature headliners including Amy Poehler, Martin Short, John Grisham, R.L. Stine, Stan Lee, Cary Elwes, Cassandra Clare, and Maggie Stiefvater.

Jonathan Tropper says: “This Is Where I Leave You was launched at BEA five years ago, so returning now to introduce the movie for the first time is a fitting and deeply satisfying way to celebrate the adaptation.”

Additional exciting details about BookCon exhibitors, talent, and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.TheBookCon.com or BookCon’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram).

ABOUT “THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU” 

The dramatic comedy “This is Where I Leave You” is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant bestselling novel by Tropper.  It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development”); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (“30 Rock”); and two-time Oscar® winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda (“Klute,” “Coming Home,” HBO’s “The Newsroom”).

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.  Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide–driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

Shawn Levy, who helmed the blockbuster “Night at the Museum” films, as well as “Date Night” and “Real Steel,” directs from a screenplay by Jonathan Tropper.

The film also stars Adam Driver (HBO’s “Girls”), Rose Byrne (“Bridesmaids,” “X-Men: First Class”), Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “Midnight in Paris”), Kathryn Hahn (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”).

“This is Where I Leave You” is produced by Paula Weinstein (“The Perfect Storm,” HBO’s “Recount”) Shawn Levy, and Jeffrey Levine (“The Family Man”).  Mary McLaglen (“Real Steel,” “The Proposal”) and Jonathan Tropper serve as executive producers.  The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Terry Stacey (“Safe Haven,” “50/50″), production designer Ford Wheeler (“Rachel Getting Married”), editor Dean Zimmerman (“Real Steel”) and costume designer Susan Lyall (“RED”).   The music is by Oscar&reg-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Spring Creek Production, a 21 Laps Production, a Shawn Levy Film: “This is Where I Leave You,” opening September 12, 2014.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

ABOUT REEDPOP

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, Special Edition: NYC,  Oz Comic-Con and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP (has) added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific (including Australia). (www.reedpop.com)

ABOUT BOOKEXPO AMERICA

BookExpo America (BEA) is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an international audience. The event is widely known as an ideal place for content creators, media, booksellers, rights professionals, and movie and television executives to meet new authors, discover new books, learn about trends shaping the book industry, and network with those who have a passion for books and reading. BEA is foremost a gathering place for creative writers and thinkers and the commerce they create. It is recognized for the media attention it brings to upcoming books as well as for the notable authors it attracts to the convention itself.

BEA is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA).

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Scranton Comic Con (July 2014) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/10/scranton-comic-con-july-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/10/scranton-comic-con-july-2014/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:03:26 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57424 Event Details:

Scranton Comic Con

Convention Name
Scranton Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.amwcandc.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/20/2014
Venue Name and Address
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
700 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Collectibles
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Where to Park for MegaCon http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/03/17/park-megacon/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/03/17/park-megacon/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:09:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=44530 megaconparking2014We would like to share the following announcement on behalf of the Orange County Convention Center, the venue of MegaCon 2014.

The following map indicates available parking areas for MegaCon 2014 during the dates of March 21-23. The OCCC charges $9 per standard sized vehicle or $15 for oversized vehicle (RV or Bus). The OCCC will be providing complimentary shuttle services to and from the Destination Parkway Garage and Flat Lot, which is directly across from the Hilton Orlando hotel.

If you are staying at the DoubleTree Orlando by Sea World, the host hotel for MegaCon 2014, MegaCon will be providing complimentary shuttle service to and from the convention center and the Doubletree Friday-Sunday.

If you are staying at one of the hotels on I-Drive or Universal Blvd and do not want to drive over, there are cabs in the area that will drop you off in front of the South Building. Cost may vary based on distance away.

An alternative is utilizing the I-Ride Trolley, which has pick up and drop off locations in numerous locations up and down I-Drive. You can pay $2.00 per ride or purchase off their website or at your hotel, a 3 day unlimited pass for $7.00. This is a great alternative if you want to get back and forth to MegaCon without having to drive and find parking. For more information on the I-Ride Trolley for pick up and drop off locations or to purchase a trolley pass, please visit their website at:

http://www.iridetrolley.com/

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Comic-Con International Announces 3rd Wave of Special Guests for SDCC 2014 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/02/20/comic-con-international-announces-3rd-wave-special-guests-sdcc-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/02/20/comic-con-international-announces-3rd-wave-special-guests-sdcc-2014/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:59:08 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=34184 Via Toucan Blog:

SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 3 IS HERE!

20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!

Comic-Con International introduces 20 more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This brings our 2014 list to 60 amazing guests! This third wave of guests for 2014 includes a pair of bona fide comics legends, creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, and comic strips, plus one of the most popular Young Adult series authors. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!

SDCC guests

Neal Adams, artist, Batman, X-Men, Ms Mystic

Sergio Aragonés, cartoonist, Groo, MAD, Sergio Aragonés Funnies

Ray Billingsley, cartoonist, Curtis

Greg Capullo, artist, Batman, Spawn

Mark Evanier, writer/producer, Garfield; Kirby: King of Comics

Athena Finger, granddaughter of Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman

Kelley Jones, artist, Batman, Deadman

Michael Lark, artist, Daredevil, Gotham Central, Lazarus

Jae Lee, artist, Batman/Superman, The Inhumans

Mike Mignola, creator/writer/artist, Hellboy

SDCC Guests

Bryan Lee O’Malley, writer/artist, Scott Pilgrim series, Seconds

Rina Piccolo, cartoonist, Tina’s Groove, Six Chix

Joe Quesada, chief creative officer, Marvel Entertainment

Veronica Roth, author, Divergent series

Scott Shaw!, artist, Captain Carrot; comics historian, Oddball Comics

Dan Slott, writer, Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man

Brian Stelfreeze, artist, Shadow of the Bat, Daymen

Jim Steranko, writer/artist, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America

Brian K. Vaughan, writer, Y, The Last Man, Saga; executive producer, Under the Dome

G. Willow Wilson, writer, Ms. Marvel, Air, Alif the Unseen

- See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/toucan/20-more-guests-announced-comic-con-international-2014-0#sthash.N30SGPp9.dpuf

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