CA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM! In this live event he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.” It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. Tickets available at the link…

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787

Summer Glau announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON

paradise_glauSummer Glau has just been announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON on December 9, 10, & 11 at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

 Summer Glau is best known for for her iconic roles as River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has recently had a featured role on The CW’s Arrow as Isabel (Ravager). Use PROMO CODE: “SPIKE” to save $10 OFF Three Day Weekend Passes and PROMO CODE: “RIVER” to save $5 OFF single day and 2 Day Tickets! These promo codes are valid until Monday Oct. 31 @ 11:59pm. Over 100 celebrity guests, voice actors, comic book creators, entertainment guests, and cosplay stars will be in attendance.

Summer Glau got her start in Joss Whedon’s much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina in the 2002 episode “Waiting in the wings”. Contributing to her Sci Fi credits were roles in USA’s The 4400 as Tess, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse as Echo’s long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson, NBC’s The Cape as Orwell, an investigative blogger who teams up with Vince/The Cape in order to fight crime and restore justice, and guest appearances on Alphas as Skylar. Summer has also starred in the the films Deadly Honeymoon, and The Legend of Hells Gate: An America Conspiracy. She has made guest appearances on TV in The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Hawaii 5-0, and NTSF:SD:SUV.

Paradise City Comic Con is 3 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! There will be multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!

The guest list is growing weekly, and some of the highlights include:

* Star Wars Cast Members: Billy Dee Williams “LANDO CALRISSIAN”, Paul Blake “GREEDO”, Garrick Hagon “BIGGS DARKLIGHTER”, and Brian Herring “BB-8”.

* Star Trek Voyager Cast Members: Tim Russ “Tuvok and Ethan Phillips “Neelix”.

* TV and Movie Stars: Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity, Terminator, Dollhouse), James Marsters (Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Brainiac in Smallville, Captain John Hart in Torchwood), Tara Reid (Sharknado, American Pie), Manu Bennett (Crixus in Spartacus, Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in Arrow, Azog, king of the Orcs in The Hobbit trilogy, Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles), Dante Basco (Hook), and Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

* Comic Book Creators: STERANKO, George Perez, Neal Adams, Roy Thomas, David Finch, Bob Layton, Mark Bagley, Allen Bellman, Jeff Dekal, Jose Delbo, Mike Grell, Pia Guerra, Amy Mebberson, Moritat, Robbi Rodriguez, Tim Seeley, James Silvani, Ryan Stegman, Buzz, John Beatty, Ralph Cabrera, and more!

* Horror Legends and Icons: Ricou Browning (Creature From the Black Lagoon), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Films founder, creator of The Toxic Avenger), and Basil Gogos (Legendary Horror Artist for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Creepy, Eerie).

* RWBY Stars: Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna), Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Winter Schnee).

* Animation Stars: Tad Stones (Creator of Darkwing Duck), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), Lori Alan (Family Guy), Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob Squarepants, Invader Zim), and Melissa Fahn (Invader Zim).

* Anime Stars: Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School Host Club, Attack on Titan, Free! Eternal Summer), Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto), Leah Clark (Negima, Suzuka, Toriko, Sgt Frog, Soul Eater), Melissa Fahn (Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Tamers, FLCL), Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, High School of the Dead), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Attack on Titan, Noragami, Fairy Tail).

* Power Ranger Cast Members: Cerina Vincent, Nakia Burrise, and Catherine Sutherland.

* NSYNC members: Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

* Star Trek Continues Cast Members: Vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), and Michele Spect (Dr. Elise McKennah).

* Pete & Pete Stars: Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli.

* Cosplay Stars Stella Chuu, Kiki Kannon, Rage Kitten, Amy Nicole Cosplay, BriannaBlackfire, Handsome Jordan, Harley’s love shack, MiaAckerman Cosplay, Sandmuffin Makeup, SkyCosplays, Haiden Hazard, Cameo Olyvia, and WavvyPrincess

Check out our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1711986075684941/ and RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

 www.paradisecitycomiccon.com.

OH – What a Hoot! Exhibit Opening

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Join The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years. Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

Spooky Empire Reschedules convention for December!

spooky_decemberAfter many conversations with the convention center, hotels, agents and staff it looks like we have secured dates to reschedule Spooky Empire!

So please join us for a special Spooky Empire convention this December 2-4, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

We are working very hard on getting the guest list together and should have some announcements this week. We are working hard on booking some of the guests that were to attend last weekend.

Anyone that has purchased advanced tickets for the October Spooky Empire, we are giving you two options…your tickets will be accepted at either the December rescheduled event OR the April convention (April 21-23, 2017) For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events.

If you are a VIP package holder, please contact us to let us know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
(Emails will be going out to all ticket holders within the next 24 hours)

Due to the rescheduling of this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events, these tickets are transferable. They may be sold or given to someone that can use them.

EXHIBITORS AND TATTOO ARTISTS: Your booth space will be available to you for either December OR April. However, we do need to know ASAP so that we can plan the space accordingly for each show. Emails are going out to all of you as well.

For everyone that has supported Spooky Empire over the last week, you will not be forgotten!! Everyone that contributed will be a part of this event in one way or another. Your generous contributions will go towards the expenses associated with making this rescheduled event happen. We are forever grateful and humbled by everyone’s support, patience, dedication and generosity. This is truly a family! The thought of possibly having to close Spooky Empire for good was the worst possible outcome for us, and all of your support this past week made us realize we have to do whatever we can to keep moving forward!

Stay tuned for updates!

http://www.spookyempire.com

Thanks so much!

MA – MICE 2016 Kick-Off Party

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Hub Comics hosts the MICE kick-off party on Friday October 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM featuring artists Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Wren McDonald (SP4RX), Jeremy Sorese (Curveball),  Sara Varon (Sweaterweather), Drew Weing (The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo), Greg Cook (Friends Is Friends), Joel Gill (Bessie Stringfield) and Jason Rodriguez (Colonial Comics)! They will also appear that weekend at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE).

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Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
617-718-0987

UK – Hellboy Signing

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Travelling Man Manchester & Thought Bubble present a signing with the Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, on the 29th of October from 2:00 PM to celebrate all things Mignola.

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Travelling Man
4 Dale Street, M1 1JW Manchester, United Kingdom
+44 161 237 3422

OR – Awkward Yeti Signing

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Nick Seluk, the creator of Awkward Yeti, signs his new collection at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM!

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

NYC – Awkward Yeti Signing

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Nick Seluk, the creator of Awkward Yeti, signs his new collections at Strand Book Store on Saturday October 8th at 7:00PM!

Vigorously demanded and highly anticipated, Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts is the follow-up to the tremendously popular New York Times bestseller, Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection. Gut Instincts features the same lovable characters from Awkward Yeti and introduces a host of other vital organs like insatiable Tongue, irritable Bowels, and abused Stomach–all of whom we know so well despite having never met them.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

LA – Gene Yang: Comics & Me

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Press Release:

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to present author Gene Luen Yang as the featured speaker for the 39th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. As a very highly anticipated fall event, this year the Program is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, at the new Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Adults, teens and children are invited to meet Yang at the FREE Thursday evening program on October 13th.

Then on Friday, October 14, Yang will present a workshop for comic book and anime fans, teachers, librarians, writers and parents. The registration fee for this event is $25 for adults and $10 for students, details at the link. BOTH OF THESE EVENTS will include a book sale / autograph session.

This informative Author-Illustrator Program allows teachers, librarians, parents and others a unique opportunity to hear “the story behind the story”directly from writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults. It is a fascinating look at how an idea becomes a book.

Some notable names in the field of literature who have been featured during these annual programs have included: Katherine Paterson, Linda Sue Park, Avi, E.L. Konigsburg, Stephen Kellogg, Lois Lowry, Paula Danziger, Richard Peck and Patricia and Fred McKissack.

Sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library & the Patrons of the Public Library

A selection of Gene Yang’s books will be available for purchase during the program. Mr. Yang has agreed to sign these books. We regret books from libraries or personal collections cannot be autographed.

Gene Luen Yang is this year’s current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. Yang’s first graphic novel from First Second, American Born Chinese, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. Yang also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and also Superman. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
(225) 231-3750

Spooky Empire Program Cover Released!

Spooky Empire Program Cover 2016Spooky Empire program cover is now unveiled for the 2016 show!

With only 8 days left until the show, we figured we would do a an unveiling for our fans! The program cover was designed by Morgan Wilson from Lux Nova Studio! She will be at the show all weekend if you’d like to get your copy signed. Let us know what you think of the cover!

Get your advance tickets for Spooky Empire. http://www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets

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