Convention Scene » Comic Books http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:03:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no NYC – The Rise of Aurora West Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/31/nyc-rise-aurora-west-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/31/nyc-rise-aurora-west-signing/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:54:34 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59711 bb-raw

Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope appears at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in conversation with art critic and editor Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/31/nyc-rise-aurora-west-signing/feed/ 0
CA – Shoplifter Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/ca-shoplifter-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/ca-shoplifter-signing/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:32:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59709 shoplifterMichael Cho at the Oakland Diesel Bookstore to discuss and sign his debut graphic novel, Shoplifter, on Monday, September 29th at 7:00 pm. Joining him in conversation will be editor Chip Kidd.

Corinna Parks always imagined writing a successful novel and leading the ideal life of an author. After graduation however, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency (to pay off her student loans). Somehow, now, she’s worked in the same office for five years, and the only thing she has written is copy. She longs for companionship other than her cat, she’s dissatisfied with her job, and she’s numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. Her only thrill, her way to feel more alive, comes whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment. She knows there must be something more to life, but the question is how to find it.

Michael Cho is an artist, designer and illustrator, well known for his inimitable Toronto cityscapes and offbeat superhero illustrations. One of his stories was included in The Best American Comics 2010 and his artwork is showcased in Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy. Shoplifter is his first graphic novel. He lives in Toronto.

Diesel Bookstore
5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 653 9965

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/ca-shoplifter-signing/feed/ 0
SF – Pirates in the Heartland Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/sf-pirates-heartland-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/sf-pirates-heartland-signing/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:12:46 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59704 scw

Legendary artist S. Clay Wilson and Patrick Rosenkranz, author and noted underground comix historian, appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, September 20th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in celebration of “Pirates in the Heartland,” THE definite collection of S. Clay Wilson comix.

RSVP on Facebook!

Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/sf-pirates-heartland-signing/feed/ 0
MI – Rise of the King Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/mi-rise-king-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/mi-rise-king-signing/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:38:01 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59700 rok-ras

Novelist R.A. Salvatore appears at Schuler Books & Musics on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

RSVP on Facebook!

Schuler Books & Music – Eastwood
2820 Towne Center Blvd. Lansing, MI 48912
517.316.7495

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/mi-rise-king-signing/feed/ 0
NYC – NYCC Presents: Heroes & Villains http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/nyc-nycc-presents-heroes-villains/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/nyc-nycc-presents-heroes-villains/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:28:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59698 HeroesVillains-NYCC14-FULL

Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak, and Cory Smith appear on Friday September 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM!

Press Release:

CALLING ALL HEROES!

Do you have what it takes to save the world from mayhem? Prove it when you attend the first installment of New York Comic Con Presents… Heroes! Come dressed to conquer evil and take part in the Heroes Costume Contest for a chance to win tickets to NYCC. Not into the whole tights and cape get up? Bring your pencils and sketch pad and fearlessly draw alongside fellow NYCC Fans in a hero-themed drawing competition, with prizes provided by our special NYCC Comic Guests! You’ll also have a chance to win tickets to NYCC 2014! There will be drink specials for the brave, freebies for the gutsy and an all-around good time for heroes and heroines alike!

More info at the link!

RockBar NYC
185 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 60657
(212) 675-1864

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/30/nyc-nycc-presents-heroes-villains/feed/ 0
NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/nycc-eastern-championships-cosplay-debut-new-york-comic-con-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/nycc-eastern-championships-cosplay-debut-new-york-comic-con-2014/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:23:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59694 NYCC cosplay

Press Release:

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014

First Stop in “Quest for the Crown” Cosplay Competition Circuit to Play Out at NYCC and Lay Foundation for Search to Find Best Cosplayer on the Planet.

New York – August 25, 2014 – Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the debut of a new Cosplay championship at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The inaugural NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will be the biggest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast and will serve as the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.

Cosplay veterans, former champions and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at the NYCC Eastern Championship Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago in April 2015, the final round in the Quest for the Crown competition. Thousands of NYCC fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via the New York Comic Con live stream to witness the spectacle and pageantry of this fun-filled competition celebrating the best Cosplayers the East Coast has to offer — entries spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy!

“The Crown Championships of Cosplay began in Chicago last year, and we’re excited to now introduce this new leg of our Cosplay tournament here,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.  “We love the evolution and growth of our contests — we’ve seen the best Chicago has to offer, and we look forward to expanding this now to reward the passion, dedication and craftsmanship of Cosplayers around America… and ultimately the planet.”

The Crown Championships of Cosplay debuted at ReedPOP’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo earlier this year, and New York Comic Con represents the kick-off of a larger Quest for the Crown competition that will span multiple events, all leading up to a final again set in ReedPOP’s C2E2.  ReedPOP, with over 15 events around the globe, looks forward to setting up additional stops in the Quest for the Crown from the US to Australia, creating a new, worldwide platform to showcase the Cosplay community.

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Prizes will include:

First Place/Best in Show

  • Two VIP Tickets for C2E2 2015
  • $1,500 Cash
  • Airfare – within the continental US to C2E2 2015
  • Hotel for two nights in Chicago for C2E2 2015
  • Automatic Entry into the final round of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2
  • $100 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.

Second Place

  • Two VIP Tickets for NYCC 2015
  • $1,000 Cash
  • $50 Gift Card for ReedPOP Supply Co.

Third Place

  • Two 4-Day Tickets for NYCC 2015
  • $500 Cash
  • $25 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.

Fans can register here for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, starting today. All submissions must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19.

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 & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and South, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013, ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. 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, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Asia/Pacific. (www.reedpop.com)

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/nycc-eastern-championships-cosplay-debut-new-york-comic-con-2014/feed/ 0
NC – Southern Bastards Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/nc-southern-bastards-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/nc-southern-bastards-signing/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:34:03 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59689 sb-hahtf

Writer Jason Aaron and artist Jason Latour appear at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on Saturday September 20th to sign their Image Comics hit SOUTHERN BASTARDS! Time TBA

About Southern Bastards:

Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick.

Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies.

And they’re just two of the folks you’ll meet in Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs and more bastards than you’ve ever seen.

A Southern fried crime comic by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour

RSVP on Facebook!

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7463

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/nc-southern-bastards-signing/feed/ 0
MD – Sirens #1 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/md-sirens-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/md-sirens-1-signing/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:58:55 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59687 perez-sirens

Comics icon George Perez appears at Third Eye Comics on Thursday, September 25th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Sirens #1 from Boom! Studios!

RSVP on Facebook!

Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/md-sirens-1-signing/feed/ 0
TX – Howard the Duck Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/tx-howard-duck-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/tx-howard-duck-signing/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:35:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59685 vm-abc

Meet artist Val Mayerik, the co-creator of Howard the Duck, at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, September 6th from noon to 4:00 pm!

In addition to co-creating the satirical duck, Mayerik has four decades of comic illustration representing numerous genres, from horror to sword and sorcery, kung fu to the classics.

A limited print will be available at the signing. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet a comics industry great!

RSVP on Facebook!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/tx-howard-duck-signing/feed/ 0
PA – Death of Wolverine Signings http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/pa-death-wolverine-signings/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/pa-death-wolverine-signings/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:28:57 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59683 jgj

Artist J.G. Jones signs at Fat Jack’s Comicrypt on Wednesday September 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and writer Charles Soule signs on Thursday September 4th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM!

Fat Jack’s Comicrypt
2006 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-963-0788

]]>
http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/29/pa-death-wolverine-signings/feed/ 0