PulpFest (July 2013)

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Convention Name
PulpFest 2013
Convention Website Address
http://www.pulpfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/25/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/28/2013
About This Convention
PulpFest is the summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials. It returns to downtown Columbus, Ohio, beginning on Thursday, July 25th, for its 42nd year. It will run through Sunday, July 28th.

The theme of this year’s convention will the eightieth anniversary of Doc Savage and the pulp heroes of 1933 as well as the centennial of Sax Rohmer’s villainous Dr. Fu Manchu. There will be panels and presentations on these topics that will feature appearances by Will Murray, author of 12 Doc Savage novels; pulp art expert David Saunders; William Patrick Maynard, the writer authorized to continue the Fu Manchu series; Nathan Madison, author of ANTI-FOREIGN IMAGERY IN AMERICAN PULPS AND COMICS, 1920-1960; and Ed Hulse, publisher of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER. There will also be a showing of the complete movie serial, THE SPIDER’S WEB, produced by Columbia Pictures in 1938.

The convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Daytime hours will be from 9 AM to 5 PM. Evening programming will run from 7 PM until midnight. We hope to see you at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”

Venue Name and Address
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
450
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Will Murray, William Patrick Maynard, David Saunders, Nathan Madison, Ed Hulse

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Rhode Island Comic Con (November 2013)

Rhode Island Comic Con

Convention Name
Rhode Island Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.ricomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/02/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/03/2013
About This Convention
Rhode Island Comic Con is New England’s largest pop culture and sci fi convention. The show features the largest group of celebrity guests and artists in New England and vendors featuring toys,comics,gaming and anything you can image.The show features amazing reunions such as Batman and the Power rangers as well as Weird Science,V, Beastmaster and many others
Venue Name and Address
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St
Providence, RI 02903
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
25000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Adam West,Burt Ward,Nichelle Nichols,David Anders,Anthony Michael Hall,Jason Davide Frank

Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Convention (March 2013)

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic Card and Nostalgia Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/17/2013
About This Convention
Comics, Non-Sport Cards, Books, Sci-Fi, Toys, Horror, Western, Etc. Free Parking, Hourly Door Prizes. Admission $4.00, Age 6 & under FREE.
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall
22001 Brook Park 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
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Carnival (May 2013)

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Convention Name
MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Carnival
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/18/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/19/2013
About This Convention
To celebrate 25 years of unswerving and enthusiastic service to the comic book industry, the Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) is pleased to announce that the 25th Anniversary MCBA Comic Carnival will take place May 18 & 19, 2013, 10AM to 5PM both days at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108.

Expect the unexpected at the 2013 SpringCon Carnival! The clock is ticking and the fuse is burning down to igniting 840 minutes of red hot MCBA comic book action the likes of which this community has never seen!

“SpringCon has evolved into a 840 minute regional nexus of all of the things that make the world of analog and digital comic books so very compelling and relevant!” said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the all volunteer MCBA, “Over the years, SpringCon has been built around the concept of developing an interactive community and providing opportunities for all aspects of our growing community to interface in a welcoming, energetic and encouraging environment and now is the time to try expand our efforts and see where our journey will take us.?

The 25th Anniversary 2013 MCBA Comic Carnival will feature a festive 100,000 square foot atmosphere that will truly acknowledges and celebrates our long standing heritage of welcoming community, reputation for being a breeder reactor for comic creators of all types (Including superstar creators, working professionals, up and comers, Independent & Alternative creators, webcomicers, self-publishers, mini-comic folks, small press, and all creative and format points in between!), having a dynamic and growing fan base, and a huge collection of all sorts of hucksters, lovable and otherwise!

New and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collector dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the fires of common interests, newbies will be welcomed to worlds they never knew existed, local charities will be benefited, role playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired to new heights and all will be as it should. Something for everyone and everyone welcome!

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Venue Name and Address
MN State Fairgrounds – In the Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
9000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA Check Website

Super Hero, Sci Fi, Comic Book, Toy and Horror COLLECTORFEST (November 2012)

Convention Name
super hero, sci fi, toy & horror collectorfest
Convention Website Address
http://www.facebook.com/collectorfest
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/11/2012
Venue Name and Address
hudson valley hotel
90 rt 17k
newburgh, ny 12550
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Collectorfest November 2012

JMV Comic Book Show – Dallas Area (September 2012)

Convention Name
JMV Comic Book Show – Dallas area
Convention Website Address
http://www.jmventertainment.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2012
About This Convention
JMV Entertainment presents

Allen,Texas (Dallas area)
“JMV Comic Book Show ”
Sunday September 23,2012

Hilton Garden Inn – Dallas / Allen
705 Central Expressway
Allen,Texas 75002
(US Hwy 75 @ Bethany road Exit #33)

Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books and related collectibles.
Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishers

Hours:11am -5pm Admission:$2.00 (Kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
The Early Buyer Hour Admission: $5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 people will be allowed in during the Early Buyer Hour !

Bring your old comics ! Go home with cash !! Dealers want to buy them !!!

Thinking about selling your comic book collection ?
Are you a small press (SPX) comics artist,writer or publisher ?

Dealer tables are available for $50.00 each (40 – 6ft available) Call or e-mail today !
Artist alley tables are only $25 (limited number available)

For more info contact:
JMV Entertainment
Po Box 461
Temple,Texas 76503
(254) 760-8682
e-mail: info@jmventertainment.com
website: www.jmventertainment.com
follow us on facebook/ jmv comic book show

Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden – Dallas / Allen
705 Central Texas Expressway
Allen, Texas 75013
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Collectibles

Super Hero, Sci Fi, Comic Book, Toy and Horror COLLECTORFEST (September 2012)

Convention Name
SUPER HERO, SCI FI, COMIC BOOK, TOY & HORROR COLLECTORFEST
Convention Website Address
http://www.facebook.com/collectorfest
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2012
Venue Name and Address
hudson valley hotel
90 rt 17k
newburgh, ny 12550
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

HarperCollins’ Zondervan and the Christian Comic Arts Society Reveal Their SDCC 2012 Lineup Including Sergio Cariello and Billy Tucci

Book of Revelation Koelle

Press Release:

HarperCollins’ Zondervan & the Christian Comic Arts Society Deliver the Best In Talent, Themes & Topical Discussions at the Largest Comic Book & Pop-Culture Convention in the World

CCAS Features Work by Authors, Illustrators & Entertainment Professionals including Mike Miller & Brett Burner, Robert James Luedke, Billy Tucci, Buzz Dixon, Kurt J. Kolka, Gary Shipman, Dan Conner, voice actor Katie Leigh, Javier Saltares & Ben Avery, Rich Collins, Bryce Morgan & Mitch Martin, Forrest Rawls & Corey Clover, Christine Kerrick, R.G. Sewell, Dr. L.P. Beltran, and Director Barry Cook (Studio 4°C/The JESUS Film Project/Brethren Entertainment)

San Diego, CA – The largest pop-culture entertainment event in the world, THE COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2012 kicks off this week with sellout attendance of more than 125,000.  The CHRISTIAN COMIC ARTS SOCIETY (CCAS) in partnership with ZONDERVAN, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers, will deliver top talent and projects to create impact at the event.

Christian Comic Arts Society, in partnership with Zondervan, is hosting three events as part of the official Comic-Con programming, and will exhibit throughout the convention in the Small Press area #P08.

Events include:

Christian Comic Arts Society Open Mixer, FRIDAY, JULY 13:  8:00PM – 10:00PM, Room 23ABC

Come join the Christian Comic Arts Society for their annual fellowship mixer.  Open to all comics, media, and pop-culture fans!   Hosted by CCAS members Scott A. Shuford (FrontGate Media), Leslie Ezeh (Stop N Go Productions), and Ralph Miley (New Creation), fans and creators alike are invited to join an informal after-hours time of Christian fellowship, networking, laughter and prayer as we “talk shop” about the Christian comics movement.

Spiritual Themes In Comics, SATURDAY, JULY 14: 6:00PM – 7:00PM Room 4

This always lively CCAS panel examines spiritual themes in both contemporary comics and pop-culture in general, with a special nod this year to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and Terrence Malick’s “The Tree Of Life.”

Panelists:

WAYNE GARDINER          Crucidel Productions                http://www.crucidel.com

SERGIO CARIELLO          The Action Bible                       http://www.sergiocariello.com

LEO PARTIBLE    Behind the Screen: Insiders on Faith, Film and Culturehttp://www.actoneprogram.com

CHRISTOPHER KOELLE The Book Of Revelation            http://www.christopherkoelle.com>c

moderator: BUZZ DIXON  Savage Angels                          http://www.buzzdixon.com

CCAS Sunday Devotional & Christian Comics Panel, SUNDAY, JULY 15:  10:00AM – 11:00AM Room 32AB

Join fellow Christian fans and creators for a brief devotional period, followed by an in-depth analysis on interpreting the Bible in graphic format.  Open to all who wish to attend.

Panelists:

SERGIO CARIELLO                    The Action Bible                         http://www.sergiocariello.com

CHRISTOPHER KOELLE            The Book Of Revelation            http://www.christopherkoelle.com

BILLY TUCCI                                A Child Is Born                           http://apostlearts.com

moderator: BUZZ DIXON             Savage Angels                           http://www.buzzdixon.com

SIGNING: Join The Book of Revelation author team: FR. MARK AREY, MATT DORFF, CHRISTOPHER KOELLE and CHRIS DIAMANTOPOULOUS (the actor who recently played Moe in “The Three Stooges”) for a signing at the HarperCollins booths 1016-1019 on Thursday at 2:00PM.

NEW for 2012, CCAS will distribute a “Passport to Christians In Comics” map of the Comic-Con floor designed to help attendees navigate to, explore, and support industry professionals who pursue excellence of comics craft in the context of their Christian faith through various adult, family, faith-friendly or faith-based projects.

CCAS and Zondervan, a HarperCollins Company, will be giving away signed posters by renowned artist CHRISTOPHER KOELLE, illustrator of The Book of Revelation, a graphic novel set to release February 2013. While supplies last, all CCAS event attendees will receive a sample copy of the graphic novel, at the events and though the CCAS booth on the exhibit floor.

The book of Revelation has challenged, inspired, and astonished readers for nearly 2000 years; it’s been analyzed in countless interpretations and commentaries, and yet it remains the most mysterious.

The Book of Revelation is designed to give the text a visual resonance and physical vividness that makes it more real than ever before. This telling of Revelation is intended to have an immediate visceral impact, similar to the impact it would have had on its first and second century audiences, most of whom would have experienced it by hearing it told aloud. The Apostle John’s powerful descriptions have been transformed into imagery that makes the text come to life for contemporary readers.

“The translation by FR. MARK AREY captures the vibrant, pulsing word-image of the ancient Greek while the adaptation work of MATT DORFF moves the images from something you see to something you feel, but what really captures the reader is the masterful illustration by CHRISTOPHER KOELLE.” said Chip Brown, Senior Vice President and Publisher at Zondervan.

HOLLYWOODJESUS.COM Comics Editor Arnaldo Reyes will provide coverage throughout Comic-Con The action at Comic-Con is naturally a huge shaping force in what the comic-reading world talks about. “It’s a fanboy culture,” said Greg WrightEditor-In-Chief, “and we’re fans of fanboys.” If you’ve got a special angle for HJ’s “Pop-Culture from a Spiritual Point of View,” connect with Comics Editor Arnaldo Reyes at Comic-Con. From Wonder Woman to Ghost Rider to Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors, HollywoodJesus.com covers it all. HJ’s latest comic reviews can be found at http://tinyurl.com/HJcomics.

CCAS members are creating additional impact through Comic-Con related activities and projects:

Writer/illustrator, Robert James Luedke, will once again return to Comic Con International to share his award-winning Eye Witness graphic novel series.  This year Luedke will be featuring the REVISED EDITION of the first book in the series…A Fictional Tale of Absolute Truth.  The volume with feature totally remastered colors (by Luedke) and shore up what the author describes as “rookie editorial mis-steps.”  Eye Witness, which premiered at Comic Con in 2004, has won five indy book awards and been named a finalist in five others, making it one of the most recognized and decorated series in the brief history of Christian-themed graphic novels.  Luedke and the series have been featured in diverse media from coast to coast including: LA Times, Washington Post, AP, Fox News, Publishers Weekly, Christianity Today, World Magazine, Comic Buyers Guide, Wizard Magazine and USA Radio Network. Visit booth Q-16 or see more at http://www.headpress.info.

It’s Christmas in July! Apostle Arts is pleased to announce the special hardcover edition of Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born available at comic and trade retailers nationwide for Christmas 2012. Adapted from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and lovingly illustrated by award-winning author and artist, Billy Tucci, A Child is Born offers a stunning portrayal of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. Awarded five Doves by The Dove Foundation and nominated for six CBG Fan Awards, A Child is Born is a wonderful Christmas tradition to be shared with friends and family for years to come. Visit booth #1801 or see more at http://apostlearts.com.

Described as “A World War Two Lord Of The Flies with Catholic schoolgirls”, Buzz Dixon’s new prose Young Adult novel SAVAGE ANGELS will debut this fall from Snokie Stories.  Creator of the ground breaking and bestselling SERENITY Christian manga series, Dixon continues to craft new tales of faith and courage in a challenging world.    Meet Dixon at the CCAS panel events. See more at http://www.snokiestories.com.

Lamp Post is making the Comic-Con debut of Kurt J. Kolka’s The Cardinal AdventuresGary Shipman’s Pakkins’ Land Vol. 2Dan Conner’s Heaven Forbid Vol. 2Awkward for Everyone[with an exclusive signed/numbered bookplate just for this show!], and Brett Burner’s Hand of the Morningstar Vol. 7 & 8!  Come to the booth for signing by renown comics artist Mike Miller (Hand of the MorningstarGame of ThronesDC Universe Online Legends) and to receive a free crayon drawing by Dan Conner!  Quite honestly, Lamp Post may be the most fun you have at a table this year!  Mention this news piece and save $5 on one of Dan’s books and get the ArmorQuestgraphic novel for $1!  Twenty Twelve is going to be an amazing year for Lamp Post at San Diego Comic-Con. Stop by Small Press booth Q-01, on the corner against the back wall.  http://www.lamppostpubs.com

Katie Leigh is renowned for playing the voice of Connie Kendall for the last 25 years on Focus on the Family’s “Adventures in Odyssey.” A voice actor in Hollywood since 1981, she has starred in many cartoons including Jim Henson’s “Muppet Babies” and Disney’s “Adventures of the Gummi Bears.” Just last September she was the voice of Young Han Solo in the Cartoon Network Lego Special “Padawan Menace.” She will be at the Soul Geek booth #5619 to meet and greet. Check the schedule for details. http://www.katieleigh.com.

Kingstone Comics is a publisher of premiere comics and graphic novels for the faith market. The company’s latest release, The Book of God, is a one-of-a-kind graphic novel that tells the process of how we got the Bible.  Illustrated by Javier Saltares (Ghost Rider) and penned by Ben Avery(Hedge Knight) fans can see more at http://www.KingstoneComics.com.

Created by The JESUS Film Project in association with Brethren Entertainment, Barry Cook(Director of Disney’s “Mulan”), and Tokyo’s renowned Studio 4°C“My Last Day” is a short film of regret, repentance and redemption. This 9-minute animé unfolds through the eyes of a criminal who receives the same brutal crucifixion sentence as Christ. The criminal’s own guilt causes him to realize Christ’s innocence. http://mylastdaymovie.com.

Giant chickens! Evil robots! Goblins and orks that are constantly on Facebawk! Enter the fantasy world of The Aydellon, penned by Dr. L.P. Beltran.  Koa the cheeky monkey has been called on a mission from the Great Creator Himself. With the help of a unicow, a toothfairy and a dragon, they must build a mysterious machine that will save all of Aydellon! Take a look at this fantasy cartoon epic made on the big island of Hawaii!! With a colorful cast of characters The Aydellon tells stories that are fun and comedic, told with a level of sophistication and positive biblical overtones that appeal to the broadest audience and captures the imagination of all people regardless of age.  This all audience graphic novel can be read for free at http://www.AYDELLON.com.

Raegan and RJ in Space! is a new graphic novel trilogy for Christian kids, written and illustrated by Rich Collins.  These graphic novels tell the story of the first Christians to leave Earth in a star ship to colonize other star systems.  Go to the trilogy web site at http://www.raeganandrjinspace.com to download a free adventure, deck plans, character details, and to listen to the theme songs for each book.

Rescue Me: What Superheroes Can Teach Us about the Power of Faith is a unique blend of comic book and kids’ devotional. Using Captain Sun, a classic comic hero in a classic comic adventure, writer/pastor Bryce Morgan builds the story around eight spiritual lessons that connect the theme of each chapter to biblical themes like rescue, power, and the church. Kids of all ages will love both the action and Canadian artist Mitch Martin’s amazing illustrations, and parents will love the gospel-centered lessons and additional discussion questions. The book is available at Amazon.com. For more, visit http://www.itscaptainsun.com.

The Legacy, written by Forrest Rawls and drawn by Corey Clover, is based on the idea and book “Legacy of the Holy Warrior.” Set in the 30th Century at the End of Days, this “what if” story imagines how the world would see the second coming of the Christ a thousand years in the future. See how the legacy of a family bloodline spans time by starting the story at the end. View a YouTube video featuring the first 8 pages of Issue 1. YouTube video: http://youtu.be/ScCqYamF8ms. Web Site: http://www.thelegacycomic.com.

Dating has changed over time, but one thing remains the same: There will always be Princes and Frogs. How To Tell A Prince From A Frog by Christine Kerrick gives you a glimpse into cognitive interviewing techniques for dating. It helps you develop other skills to detect the Frogs who will inevitably hop across your path. This book teaches you how to know your value, find your purpose, and do it, instead of sitting around waiting for your Prince. See more at http://www.christinekerrick.com.

R.G. Sewell was just interviewed by R-Squared Comicz. Sewell produces two webcomics: When Foxes Fly, an anthro-spoof of superheroes and villains, and Lost Legends of Whoelterran, a fantasy comic done in a LOTR style. See http://whenfoxesfly.thecomicseries.com and http://whoelterran.thecomicseries.com to view the webcomics, and for the interview: http://tinyurl.com/ccasrgsewell.

For more information on the Comic-Con International: San Diego, go to: http://www.comic-con.org.

ABOUT CHRISTIAN COMIC ARTS SOCIETY

Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) was formed in 1984 to locate and link Christians interested or active in the comic book/graphic novel medium. CCAS sponsors comic industry activities at various comic conventions across the country, and Alpha Omega, the APA of Christian comics.  The goal and purpose of CCAS is to support Christian professionals, hopefuls and enthusiasts within the Comic Book and related industries by providing opportunities for: 1. The sharing of the Christian message and our Christian faith, primarily within and through the comic book industry and art form. 2. Mentoring, training, friendship and networking. 3. The collaboration on and creation of visual storytelling. The CCAS is governed by a volunteer board which includes Buzz Dixon (Snokie Stories,) Ralph Miley (New Creation,) Holly Knevelbaard (Illustrator,) Leslie Ezeh (Stop n Go Productions,) and Scott A. Shuford (FrontGate Media) along with numerous volunteers from the comic industry and the Church. For more information on the Christian Comic Arts Society, go to: www.ChristianComicArts.com, Facebook.com/ChristianComicArts, or Twitter.com/ChristianComics.

ABOUT ZONDERVAN

Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and a leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with additional offices in Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, Zonderkidz and Editorial Vida brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at http://www.zondervan.com.

Random House Audio Invites Fan Fiction Authors to Record Their Stories at SDCC 2012

Press Release:

Random House Audio Invites Fan Fiction Authors to Record Their Stories at Comic-Con International in San Diego

One story will be selected by RH Audio producers to be recorded professionally and streamed online

Random_House_AudioNEW YORK, NY (July 2, 2012)—At this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA, Random House Audio will be recreating an audiobook studio right on the convention floor–inviting authors of fan fiction to record a sample of their work for a chance to have their story recorded and released as a digital audiobook.

Stories from the following fandoms are eligible for the contest:

* Star Wars®
* The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
* Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
* The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
* Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Aspiring authors (who must be legal residents of the U.S. and 18 years or older) can sign up for a time slot to record their five-minute sample during the convention, July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center. Random House Audio producers will listen to the entries (no mashups, please) and select one to be professionally recorded and mixed by Random House Audio for streaming at www.randomhouseaudio.com. The grand prize winner and five runner-ups will have clips from their stories featured on the Random House Audio weekly podcast.

Sessions will be available Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, from 10am-12pm and 1pm to 4pm at the Random House Audio booth #1515. Registration for morning slots is open now through July 10 at www.randomhouseaudio.com, and afternoon slots will be available for same-day sign ups beginning at 9am the first day of the con on a first-come, first-served basis.

Don’t see your fandom included on the list above? Sunday, July 15 is Open Mic Day! Fans of other series will get their chance to record their stories as well from 11am to 3pm and enter to win a collection of audiobooks.

Even if you’re not a writer, be sure to stop by the Random House Audio booth (#1515) for exclusive Comic-Con giveaways, including buttons, posters, headphones and mini microphone recorders.

For complete contest rules, click here.

E L James, Author of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” Trilogy, will be Signing at SDCC 2012

E L James

Press Release:

E L JAMES, AUTHOR OF THE BEST-SELLING “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” TRILOGY, WILL SIGN COPIES OF HER BOOKS AT COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO 2012.

Next month, E L James, the author of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, will be signing books July 12, 4-5:30 at the San Diego Convention Center. The ticketed afternoon event is free. This is the author’s first book signing on the West Coast. First published in May 2011, Fifty Shades of Grey follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed explore the couple’s deepening relationship. Since Vintage Books acquired the books in March 2012, the trilogy has sold 16 million copies in the U.S. in all formats.

E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Vintage Books is an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, which is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, the international media company.

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