MICE 2017 Opens Exhibitor Applications on March 1st

Press Release:

Exhibitor Application period for MICE 2017 opens March 1 – 31. We have some guidelines to maintain a fresh, local, and comics-centered show, while working with the limited space of our venue. We are interested in providing our attendees with a healthy mix of local talent, first-timers, exhibitors working in print comics, and exhibitors with new work for 2017. Our goal is maximize the diversity of our exhibitor roster in several senses of the word: diversity of genre, of styles, and of voices. Additionally, as the Boston area’s major independent comics show, we strive as much as possible to give a platform for local and regional creators. Using these criteria, exhibitors will be selected by a combination curation and lottery system. With the addition of the Eisner level last year, MICE has allowed an opportunity for a bit more table space, but we appreciate your understanding that while interest in MICE grows, our available space remains limited.

  • We need to review your comics.
    In the upcoming application we’ll ask for a link to an online portfolio or shared file with samples of your comics – we can’t consider you without them! Please make sure your portfolio contains specific and clear examples of your comics work. We won’t go hunting for examples of your work.
  • Comics should count for at least half of your show material.
    You’re excited about comics and so are we. Let’s have a comics show!
  • Exhibit new comics.
    We encourage all returning applicants to introduce material that wasn’t at last year’s show. We want to see you continue to do great work, and so do our attendees!
  • Consider applying for a Shared Table Space.
    If you only have 1 or 2 comics to sell, be a pal and apply for a 2 foot space at a table shared with other exhibitors. Plus, you’ll have the advantage of a discounted table fee!

Pricing

Shared Table Space (2 feet): $60 – For students, newcomers, or individuals with 1 or 2 comics to sell
Half Table Space (3 feet): $85 – For individual exhibitors
Full Table Space (6 feet): $170 – For Groups of 3 or more exhibitors
10% off any option for high school and college students.

Exhibitor Application period opens March 1 – 31, 2017.

Please contact us at micexpo@gmail.com with any further questions.

MICE 2017 will be held the weekend of October 21−22, 2017, at Lesley’s University Hall in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA. Details at the website: www.micexpo.org

DC – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America
625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017

MA – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at the Harvard Coop on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

Harvard Coop
1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02238
(617) 499-2000

Fanboy Ponies up!

Fanboy Ponies up!

Fanboy Expo is excited to announce that C. Thomas Howell will be joining us at the Knoxville Convention Center in June. He is best known for his roles as Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders, Robert in Red Dawn, The Hitcher, E.T The Extra Terestrial, Soul Man and many more… Special “Outsiders” photo op packages will be offered with Ralph Macchio for all you Outsiders fans. Get Your Tickets Now!!! www.fanboyexpo.com

The Walking Dead Stars at MegaCon May 25-28

Don’t miss your chance to meet the stars of the global phenomenon The Walking Dead at MegaCon May 25-28!

Norman Reedus and Jeffery Dean Morgan come to visit with fans!

Tickets available online:
www.MegaConOrlando.com/tickets

More Comic All-Stars added to the Boston Comic Con 2017 lineup!

More Comic All-Stars added to the Boston Comic Con 2017 lineup! 

Art Adams

Adam Kubert

Adam Hughes

J. Scott Campbell

Check out all of the just announced guests:
www.BostonComicCon.com/artists

Ed McGuinness announced as a guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON

Ed McGuinness, artist of Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk, Iron Man, Nova, Superman, Superman/Batman, and X-Men, has just been announced as a guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON July 27-30, 2017 at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center www.floridasupercon.com. Use promo code SUPER20 to SAVE 20% OFF TICKETS for a limited time.

Ed McGuinness joins a superstar comic book creator line up that includes Sara Pichelli, Aaron Kuder, David Finch, Jim Shooter, Aaron Kuder, George Perez, Larry Elmore, Neal Adams, Jose Delbo, Mike Zeck, Allen Bellman, Georges Jeanty, Rebekah Isaacs, David Messina, Jeremy Whitley, Greg Horn, Kevin Maguire, Keith Giffen, Jeff Dekal, John Beatty, with more to come!

Florida Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

Over 150 TV and Movie Stars, Comic Book Creators, Entertainment Guests, and Cosplay Guests will be at Supercon! Keep an eye on http://floridasupercon.com/all-guests-florida-supercon/to stay up to date on who is coming! Some of the guests already confirmed include:

TV & Movie Stars: John Barrowman (Arrow, Doctor Who, Torchwood), Ricky Whittle (American Gods, The 100), Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Other Space), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, Southland, Band of Brothers), Josh McDermitt (The Walking Dead), Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Lindsey McKeon (One Tree Hill, Saved by the Bell, Supernatural), Cindy Morgan (Caddyshack, TRON), Jason Mewes (Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Brian O’Halloran (Clerks, Clerks II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Princess Bride), Ken Page (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Tony Todd, (Candyman, The Flash, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Tate Steinsiek (Face Off), with more to come!

Animation and Anime Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard (Fairy Tail, One Piece, Yuri on Ice), Kellen Goff (Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location), Josh Grelle (Attack on Titan, Date A Live, Free! Eternal Summer, Yuri on Ice), Michael Bell (G.I. Joe, The Transformers), B.J. Ward (G.I. Joe, Voltron, Scooby Doo), Shanon Farnon (Superfriends), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Justice League Action, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), with more to come!

Artists and Writers: Sara Pichelli, Ed McGuinness, Aaron Kuder, David Finch, Jim Shooter, Aaron Kuder, George Perez, Larry Elmore, Neal Adams, Jose Delbo, Mike Zeck, Allen Bellman, Georges Jeanty, Rebekah Isaacs, David Messina, Jeremy Whitley, Greg Horn, Kevin Maguire, Keith Giffen, Jeff Dekal, John Beatty, with more to come!

Wrestling Stars: Ric Flair, Sting, Mick Foley, Amy “Lita” Dumas, Jerry “The King” Lawler, with more to come!

Cosplay Guests: Martin Wong, Danielle Beaulieu, Alyson Tabbitha, Bindi Smalls, Sandmuffin Makeup, SkyCosplays, Danielle DeNicola, Antonina Anime, Jean WanWan, Chasis Photos, Allen Ryde, Handsome Jordan, Harley’s Love Shack, Kiki Kannon, MiaAckerman Cosplay, ZipperTan, with more to come!

Plus dozens of Entertainment Guests, and Fan Groups!

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!

CA – Krazy Signing

Author Michael Tisserand presents and signs Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White at Book Soup on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

Stan Lee Headlines Big Apple Con March 11-12

Press Release:

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Comic Book Convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, from 10am to 7pm and SUNDAY MARCH 12th 10am~5pm, 2017. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, retailers, panel discussions, multiple costume contests & more in two incredible days! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale!

BIG APPLE CON is thrilled to announce the triumphant return to NYC of Comic Book Legend STAN LEE! Stan is the most famous comic book creator in the known universe; a title well earned for his many contributions to pop culture. Along with his top artists including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck, Stan “The Man” co-created many modern myths as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics such as: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Hulk, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Inhumans, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Widow, Hawkeye, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Silver Surfer!

Stan is joined in our star-studded ARTIST ALLEY by many top creators of comic books and related cool media including: JIM STERANKO (Captain America), ROY THOMAS (Star Wars; Saturday only), HOWARD CHAYKIN (Star Wars), RAMONA FRADON (Aquaman), BILLY TUCCI (Shi), AARON LOPRESTI (Ms. Marvel), NANCY SILBERKLEIT (Co-CEO of Archie Comics), REILLY BROWN (Deadpool), ARTHUR SUYDAM (Walking Dead), MICHAEL GOLDEN (Dr. Strange), RENEE WITTERSTAETTER (Guardians of the Galaxy), RICH BUCKLER (Deathlok), MIKE McKONE (Avengers), SOO LEE (Strange Attractors), JIM SIMON (ShieldMaster), J.C. VAUGHN (Gemstone Publishing), GUY DORIAN (New Warriors), J. DAVID SPURLOCK (Vanguard), KRISTEN GUDSNUK (Henchgirl), and BRIAN KONG (Cryptozoic Entertainment). BIG APPLE CON and HIPPY COMIX present UNDERGROUND ALLEY, featuring cutting edge creators of Indy/Alternative Comix: FRANK “Foolbert Sturgeon” STACK (Adventures of Jesus), MARK BODE (Cobalt 60), MIKE DIANA (Boiled Angel), FLY-O (Punk Magazine), JOHN ORLANDO (Humans), CHELLE MAYER (Peacefulshades), and DAN FOGEL (Underground Price & Grading Guide).

Our Media Guest list this year is our finest ever, bringing you a star-studded­ experience unique to BIG APPLE CON! Meet: the PUNISHER himself JON BERNTHAL (Sunday only) from The Walking Dead and the upcoming Defenders, alongside his Daredevil co-stars ELDEN HENSON, PETER SHINKODA, and GEOFFREY CANTOR. We have SPENCER WILDING, Darth Vader from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, BARBARA EDEN (I Dream of Jeannie), KRISTANNA LOKEN (T3), JACKSON BOSTWICK (Captain Marvel on Shazam!), KATHY GARVER (Family Affair, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends), THE AMAZING KRESKIN, NEIL KAPLAN (Transformers, Voltron), JOHNNY BRENNAN (Jerky Boys, Family Guy), ROBB DEMAREST (Ghost Hunters International), Special Effects and Prop Master ROY WOOLEY (Zombieland, Hunger Games), TAIMAK (The Last Dragon), and from The Warriors DAVID HARRIS and TERRY MICHOS.

Join us for a special screening on Sunday of Michael Valentine’s COMIX: BEYOND THE COMIC BOOK PAGES, an exciting new feature film documentary about the world of comic books told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today!

BIG APPLE CON will once again bring the most amazing Cosplayers and costumers together for a fast-paced, exciting weekend of creative excellence! This year will be our largest ever, with multiple contests across different genres, professional judges, and over $15,000 in incredible prizes awarded! Our Super Sponsors include: Mood Designer Fabrics, Squishable, Five and Diamond SF, Bernina, Cosplay by McCall’s, Rickey’s NYC, and Prop Store. Come as any character in Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Cartoons, Anime/Manga, Video Games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! On Sunday there will be a 12 and under Kids Costume Showcase where everyone gets a prize, as well as other fun activities for your younglings!

DATE: Saturday, March 11th ~ 10am -7pm & Sunday, March 12th ~ 10am -5pm 2017

PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC

TICKETS: Adults: $30 Saturday, $25 Sunday, both days $50. Children: $10 per day (ages 6-12, 5 and under free!). Please check our website frequently for the latest information on our special VIP and Early Admission Packages!

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.bigapplecc.com

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