Charlaine Harris (True Blood) and Other Authors Featured Guests at C2E2 2012

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CHARLAINE HARRIS AND OTHER WRITERS TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

#1 Bestselling Novelist Provides Literary Luster at Annual Pop Culture Event

Norwalk, CT, February 28, 2012:  Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author best known for her Southern Vampire Mysteries featuring Sookie Stackhouse, will be a Spotlight Guest at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  Ms. Harris’s enormously popular series is also the basis of True Blood, the HBO series produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and starring Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie.  Providing literary luster at a convention that is brimming with artists, creators and other talent from all segments of the pop culture universe, Ms. Harris will be joined by other Featured Guest writers appearing at C2E2 including: Rachel Caine, Christina Henry, Mari Mancusi, Chloe Neill, and Veronica Wolff.  All of these authors, including Charlaine Harris, will be participating in panels and will do a signing at C2E2 where they will meet and greet thousands of fans.

C2E2 will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.  For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.

“Charlaine Harris and all these literary guests are a fantastic addition to our developing list of major talent who will be appearing at C2E2,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “Their participation is further evidence that the pop culture world cuts across all entertainment boundaries and includes artists from every walk of life.  I know these writers will be well-received at our show and will find legions of fans anxious to hear them speak and meet them in person.”

ABOUT SPOTLIGHT GUEST CHARLAINE HARRIS:  #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for thirty years. Charlaine began writing mystery series—the Aurora Teagarden series and the much darker Lily Bard series—but then went on to write Dead Until Dark which broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers.The Southern Vampire books are published in twenty languages. They are also the basis of True Blood, the HBO series produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and starring Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie.  Charlaine also writes the Harper Connelly series.

ABOUT LITERARY FEATURED GUESTS:

RACHEL CAINE is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires, Weather Warden, and Outcast Seasonnovels, among many others. She grew up in the badlands outside of El Paso, Texas. General Sheridan famously said, “If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell.” Rachel’s trying her best, with the Morganville series, to prove him right. (But still, she does lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Not Hell.)

CHRISTINA HENRY is the author of the Black Wings series and enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with subtitles in her spare time. Henry used to work in a comic book store and as a result, has boxes of bagged and boarded comics in her attic.  She lives in Chicago with her husband and son, and can be found on the web at www.christinahenry.net.

MARI MANCUSI used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession—journalism—instead. Today she writes books for teens and adults. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—videogames. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon and dog Mesquite. You can find Mari online at www.bloodcovenvampires.com.

CHLOE NEILL was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. Chloe is the author of the fan-favorite and The New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series. She watches entirely too much television, roots for her favorite college football team, and believes, however unlikely, that she’ll one day finish a half-marathon. You can learn about Chloe Neill and Chicago’s vampires at www.chloeneill.com.

VERONICA WOLFF, once an aspiring art historian, is an award-winning, bestselling author with a soft spot for kilts and vampires. Known for her Scottish historical romances, she now writes a young adult series called The Watchers as well as an adult contemporary romance series called Sierra Falls. She has lived everywhere from Texas, to Hawaii, to India, finally settling in Northern California where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a houseful of pets.  Her unmarketable skills include snowboarding, speaking Hindi, gardening, and knowing an alarming amount of pop-culture trivia.

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 and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo.  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, Asia and Europe.

MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (October 2012)

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Convention Name
MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
10/06/2012
About This Convention
The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) is pleased to announce that the 24th Annual MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (aka “The One Day Wonder!”) will take place at the Education Building located on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday October 6, 2012. FallCon, one of the premiere comic book events in the midwest with a growing national reputation, is a celebration of the extraordinary marriage between the written word and graphic arts. A fascinating and focused acclaimation of an American born, truly unique, dynamic, ever growing and evolving medium that comic books represent. “FallCon is a 360 minute nexus of all of the things that make the world of comic books so very compelling and relevant!” said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the all volunteer MCBA, “Over the years, FallCon has been built around the concept of developing community and providing opportunity for all aspects of our growing community to interface in a welcoming and energetic enviroment. The midwest has a long standing reputation of being a breeder reactor for comic creators of all types and given the recent appropriation of cutting edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media, it’s a great spotlight for the wildly diverse aspects of our exponentially growing creative community. 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!”Of course no FallCon could possibly be complete without the hucksters! Offering a super gigantic comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks , graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, unexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on into a reasonable approximation of infinity. At FallCon, expectation of the unexpected is generally expected! Costumed characters, hundreds of door prizes, surprise guests, portfolio reviews, attendees of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, sexes, characters and mundane’s from all walks of life will converge to join the party. A One Day Wonder of pure comic book action! Now is the time and FallCon is the place where there’s something for everyone and everyone is welcome!
Venue Name and Address
MN State Fairgrounds – Education Building
1265 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
5000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming

Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival (Formerly Saturday’s Child) (October 2012)

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival (Formerly Saturday’s Child)
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
10/14/2012
About This Convention
COMIC BOOK and NOSTALGIA SHOW, Comics, Toys, TV, Movie, Horror, Western, Sci-Fi Collectibles. Non-Sport Cards and More. Admission $4.00, age 6 & Under FREE. FREE Parking. Hourly Door Prizes. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm.
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall, 22001 Brook Park Rd.,
Fariview Park, Ohio 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
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Buckeye Comic Con (August 2012)

Convention Name
Buckeye Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
08/05/2012
About This Convention
COMIC BOOK SHOW, Comic Books, Toys, Non-Sport Cards, Sci-Fi. Admission $4.00, Age 6 and under FREE. FREE Parking. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm.
Venue Name and Address
Fort Rapids Water Park Resort, 4560 Hilton Corporate Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43232
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Akron-Canton Comic Con (June 2012)

Convention Name
Akron-Canton Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
06/24/2012
About This Convention
Largest Comic Book Show In Northeast Ohio, Comics, Toys, Sci-FI, Non-Sport Cards. Guest Artists. Admission $4.00, Age 6 and under FREE. FREE Parking. Hourly Door Prizes. Hours 10 am to 4 pm.
Venue Name and Address
Chapparell’s Community Center, 2418 Arlington Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44319
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival (Formerly Saturday’s Child) (March 2012)

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival(Formerly Saturday’s Child)
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
03/18/2012
About This Convention
COMIC BOOK and NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL, Comics, TV, Movies, Horror, Western Collectibles, Non-Sport Cards, Toys, Sci-FI, Books. Admission $4.00, Age 6 and under FREE. FREE Parking. Hourly Door Prizes. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm.
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall, 22001 Brook Park Rd.,
Fariview Park, Ohio 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
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Buckeye Comic Con (March 2012)

Convention Name
Buckeye Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
03/04/2012
About This Convention
Comic Book Show featuring Comics, Books, Sci-Fi, Non-Sports cards, Toys. Admission $4.00, Age 6 and under FREE. FREE Parking. Hourly Door Prizes.
Venue Name and Address
Fort Rapids Water Park Resort, 4560 Hilton Corporate Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43232
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (June 2012)

Denver Comic Con June 15-17 2012

Convention Name
Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference 2012
Convention Website Address
http://www.denvercomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
06/15/2012
End Date
06/17/2012
About This Convention
The Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference is an event celebrating the various aspects
of comic books and graphic novels. From the cerebral to the whimsical, DCCLC will cater
to all fans of the Comic Book medium.
But that’s not all we’ll have available for attendees! DCCLC will provide extensive
programming catering to fans of manga, horror, fantasy, science fiction and gaming!
Show off your best costume in our costume contest and be the envy of your friends!
There is something for every fan of pop culture at the Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference!In addition to all of this, you’ll be supporting Comic Book Classroom, a program dedicated
to fostering children’s literacy by using the one thing we all love: comic books!
Venue Name and Address
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
5000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Bob Layton, Jason Aaron, Rebekah Isaacs, Katie Cook, Zach Howard, Noah Van Sciver, Sean Gordon Murphy, 501st Legion, Rocky Mountain Fan Force

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Big Questions Tour

Friday September 9th at 7 pm
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD
(410) 662-4444

September 10th (11-7) and 11th (12-6)
Small Press Expo (SPX) @ Bethesda North Marriott Convention Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, MD

Tuesday September 13th
The Copacetic Comics Company
3138 Dobson St, 3rd floor. Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 251-5451

Wednesday September 14th 
Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 592-1207

Thursday September 15th 
192 Books
192 Tenth Ave, New York, NY
(212) 255-4022

Friday September 16th at 7 pm 
Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY
(718) 388-5087

Sunday September 18th
Brooklyn Book Festival at the Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

Monday September 19th
Ada Books
717 Westminster Street, Providence, RI
(401) 432-6222

Wednesday September 21st 
The Center for Cartoon Studies
94 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT
(802) 295-3319

Thursday September 22nd at 7 pm 
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC
(514) 279-2224

Saturday September 24th
The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
(416) 533-9168

Sunday September 25th 
Word on the Street Book Festival
Toronto, ON

East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo (June 2011)

Convention Name
June 19th East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
This convention will take place:
 

  • for one day only.

 

Date
06/19/2011
About This Convention
Dozens of tables of comics with the friendliest dealers in the Northeast! Everything from bargain comics to investment grade keys. No minimum bid auction at noon. 

Admission $2 (kids under 12 free)

Show hours 10-4

Remember when shows were fun and dealers actually sold comic books! We do! That’s why we’ve run them.

Venue Name and Address
Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel
130 Route 10 West
East Haniver, NJ 07936
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
 

  • Book Festival

 

Guests
Nick Mockoviak

 

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