Convention Scene » Book Festivals http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Mon, 04 May 2015 14:57:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.4 SF:SE (September 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/01/sfse-september-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/01/sfse-september-2015/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:57:14 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62760 Event Details:

SFSE

Convention Name
SF:SE 2015
Convention Website Address
http://sfse2015.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/25/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/27/2015
About This Convention
SF:SE—Speculative Fiction: Southeast—is an event for all lovers and artists of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Paranormal and Weird.

Attendees will witness a marriage of cultures: conference standards such as workshops, panels and editor one-on-ones, together with convention debauchery like werewolf LARPing, masquerade balls and a tattoo gallery. All events to be shared with authorial greats like Orson Scott Card, Jacqueline Carey, Peter V. Brett, Kelley Armstrong, and a slew of industry icons.

Venue Name and Address
Sheraton Orlando North
600 north lake destiny drive
maitland, FL 33498
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Orson Scott Card, Jacqueline Carey, Kelley Armstrong, Cat Valente, Carrie Jones, Shannon Hale, Peter V. Brett, Maria V. Snyder, Rachel Higginson, Kiersten White

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Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) (May 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/03/16/maine-comics-arts-festival-mecaf-may-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/03/16/maine-comics-arts-festival-mecaf-may-2015/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:56:38 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62559 Event Details:

MeCAF

Convention Name
Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF)
Convention Website Address
http://www.mainecomicsfestival.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2015
About This Convention
MeCAF returns for its seventh year with over 120 comic creators and publishers visiting Portland, ME. Featured guests include Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) and Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).
Venue Name and Address
Portland Company Complex
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
90
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
Guests
Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).
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NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza Winter Edition (December 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/13/northeast-comic-con-collectibles-extravaganza-winter-edition-december-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/13/northeast-comic-con-collectibles-extravaganza-winter-edition-december-2015/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:33:41 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62080 Event Details:

NorthEast Comic Con

Convention Name
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza Winter Edition
Convention Website Address
http://necomiccon.net/pages/necc-home
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/05/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/06/2015
About This Convention
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of Comics, Movies, Television and Nerd Culture. Celebrities signing Autographs. National and local Artists, Authors, Musicians along with Vendors selling Comics, Toys, Autographs, Memorabilia, Clothing, Artwork and objects of Geek Culture. Cosplay (costumes) contests and Video Game tournaments provide entertainment and activities. NECC K!DZ provides young people with a creative area to learn how to draw, write or create a comic book. Panels and Presentations.. More to be announced
Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Wilmington, MA 01887
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
8000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
To Be Announced

NorthEast Comic Con

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NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (June 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/13/northeast-comic-con-collectibles-extravaganza-june-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/13/northeast-comic-con-collectibles-extravaganza-june-2015/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:24:27 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62077 Event Details:

NorthEast Comic Con

Convention Name
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NEComicCon.Net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/20/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/21/2015
About This Convention
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of Comics, Movies, Television and Nerd Culture. Celebrities signing Autographs. Guest of Honor ADAM WEST of “Batman” and “Family Guy.” Artist Guest of Honor Marvel Comics legend JIM STERANKO. National and local Artists, Authors, Musicians along with Vendors selling Comics, Toys, Autographs, Memorabilia, Clothing, Artwork and objects of Geek Culture. Cosplay (costumes) contests and Video Game tournaments provide entertainment and activities. NECC K!DZ with artist Emily Drouin provides young people with a creative area to learn how to draw, write or create a comic book. Panels, Presentations and Famous Cars from TV and Movies including the Batmobile and Batcycle from the 1966 Batman TV show and a De Lorean time machine from Back To The Future. More to be announced at www.NEComicCon.Net
Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Wilmington, MA 01749
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
8000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Adam West, Jim Steranko, J. David Spurlock, Vivek Tiwary, Jim Campana, Rusty GIlligan, Roger Farrington, Jim Taylor, Gary Sohmers, more to be added

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Comic-Con International Announces First Wave of Guests for SDCC 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/02/comic-con-international-announces-first-wave-guests-sdcc-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/02/02/comic-con-international-announces-first-wave-guests-sdcc-2015/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:15:40 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61936 SDCC 2015 First Wave

Press Release:

COMIC-CON ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF GUESTS FOR 2015 SHOW

Additional Guests To Be Announced In The Coming Weeks

SAN DIEGO- Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), the nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and popular art, today announced the first wave of special guests for its venerated summer show. The event will again be held in San Diego beginning on Thursday, July 9, and running though Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.

“Comic-Con is grateful to feature such talented individuals from comics and popular art,” commented David Glanzer, spokesperson for the nonprofit organization.  Indeed 2015 is shaping up to be another spectacular year in terms of talent joining the four-day extravaganza.

The first round of guests include

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick: Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet.

Artist Carlos Ezquerra: Co-creator, Judge Dredd, Stontium Dog.

Author Lev Grossman: The Magicians.

Writer/director/producer Reginald Hudlin: Django Unchained, Black Panther animated series.

Artist/illustrator William Stout: The Dinosaurs.

For up-to-date information on guests and all aspects of the huge summer show be sure to visit www.comic-con.org and check out Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL blog of Comic-Con International.

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes the Anaheim-based WonderCon Anaheim each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.

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Lake Count-I-Con (August 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/14/lake-count-con-august-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/14/lake-count-con-august-2015/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:47:17 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61617 Event Details:

Lake Count-I-Con 2015

Convention Name
Lake Count-I-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.counticon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/29/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/30/2015
About This Convention
Lake Count.I.Con is a pop-culture expo held at the 65,000 square-foot Lake County Fairgrounds Convention Center. The event features over 500 booths and tables of artists, writers, guests, crafters, dealers, and collectors displaying and selling their pop-culture wares. This includes comic books, tabletop games, retro toys, books, video games, costumes, movie memorabilia, and much more.
Also at the event, attendees can play in gaming tournaments, get autographs from celebrity guests, participate in costume contests, learn arts in workshops, listen to guest speakers, learn new tabletop games, and mingle with thousands of other pop-culture fans.
This is a family friendly event that encourages creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and directly benefits small businesses.Event Details:
*Adult and children’s costume (cosplay) contest

*2,000 sqft video game tournament area with 20 HD TVs, consoles, and PC LAN gaming

*80 tables of local and national talent including, artists, authors, and sculptors

*4,000 sqft area for table top gaming tournaments including, Magic the Gathering, NetRunner, WarHammer and others

*2 conference rooms with guest speakers and workshops running all day on both days of the event

*Hundreds of booths featuring local and national businesses selling and trading pop-culture collectibles

*$5 admission for adults

*Free admission for children under 12 and active-duty military

*Get in FREE on Sunday with paid admission on Saturday

The event is created, hosted, and managed by local, Round Lake residents and staffed by volunteers from all over the Lake County area.

www.counticon.com

Venue Name and Address
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, Illinois 46307
Grayslake, Illinois 46307
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ashley Witter, Mark Nelson, Jeff Moy, Philip Moy, Ash Maczko, Josh Blaylock, Mark Landry
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Pop Culture Expo Comic Con (June 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/12/22/pop-culture-expo-comic-con-june-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/12/22/pop-culture-expo-comic-con-june-2015/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:57:37 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61280 Pop Culture Expo Logo

Convention Name
Pop Culture Expo Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.PopCultureExpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/20/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/21/2015
About This Convention
FANS & FAMILY FUN. Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Games, Autographs, Collectibles, Film, Animation, Music, all things Pop Culture, Vendors, Contests, Art, Fashion, Geek Culture
Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Firdham Rd
Wilmington, MA 01749
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
8000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
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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
wonderfest14

Nice article about the new Wonderfest in Winter Garden Florida

Read the article here!

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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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