NYC – Cosplay Day 2014

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Writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer) appears at JHU Comic Books in Staten Island on Saturday, August 23rd from 2:00 till 4:00 pm!

JHU Comic Books
299B New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-6299

MA – Hip Hop Family Tree Signing

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Ed Piskor signs at Harvard Book Store on Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store and the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at Harvard University welcome acclaimed graphic novelist ED PISKOR for a discussion of Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s-198, and Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983, the latest installment in his five-volume series.

On Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1:

The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium—the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his hacker graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is now collected in a single volume cleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics of the same era. Piskor’s exuberant yet controlled cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor of late-1970s New York City in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail. With a painstaking, vigorous and engaging Ken Burns meets- Stan Lee approach, the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are all thoroughly researched and lovingly depicted.  plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson and then-punker Rick Rubin. Piskor also traces graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy’s rise in the art world, and Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash, and other luminaries make cameos as the music and culture begin to penetrate downtown Manhattan and the mainstream at large. Like the acclaimed hip hop documentaries Style Wars and ScratchThe Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day.

On Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2:

Covering the early years of 1981-1983, Hip Hop has made a big transition from the parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records. The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by dressing more and more flamboyant until a young group called RUN-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets. This volume covers hits like Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s the Message, the movie Wildstyle and introduces superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, ICE T, and early Public Enemy. Cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG, and New Kids on the Block.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

OR – Zomburbia Signing

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Zomburbia Signing with Adam Gallardo on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm! This event is free to the public.

While Gallardo has several successful comics series under his belt (Star Wars Infinites: Return of the Jedi, 100 Girls, Gear School) under his belt, this is the first YA novel published by this Salem author! We will have copies available for sale at the event.

On a personal note, Adam has been a friend for a very long time. I’m extremely proud of him and I hope that everyone comes out to support his book. I’ve read an advanced copy and it’s great!

Refreshments will be served free of charge.

About Zomburbia:
Lifeless. Slow-moving. Brain-dead. Welcome To Zomburbia.My name is Courtney Hart, and I’m here to tell you about things that suck. Being born in a podunk town like Salem, Oregon, for one. Living in a world infested with zombies? That, too. And the meat heads I go to school with? I think I’d actually take the undead over them most days. But I have a plan to get out of here and move to New York. I just have to keep selling Vitamin Z along with your fries at The Bully Burger. The secret ingredient? Zombie brains. I’ve noticed things are getting even worse lately, if that’s even possible. The zombies seem to be getting smarter and faster. If I can avoid being arrested, eaten by shufflers, or catching the eye of some stupid boy, I should be able to make it through finals week still breathing. . .

RSVP on Facebook!

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484

CA – Broken Monsters Signing

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Lauren Beukes discusses and signs Broken Monsters at Book Soup on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

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

DC – Kill My Mother Signing

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Cartoonist Jules Feiffer signs at Politics & Prose his new graphic novel Kill My Mother on Saturday September 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

WI – Star Wars: A New Dawn Signing

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John Jackson Miller appears at Barnes & Noble to sign A New Dawn: Star Wars on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Appleton
Fox River Commons, 4705 West Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute, WI 54915
920-831-7880

UK – The Fuse/Umbral Signing

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ANTONY JOHNSTON signs THE FUSE VOL. 1 THE RUSSIA SHIFT and UMBRAL VOL. 1 OUT OF THE SHADOWS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 30th August from 3 – 4pm!

THE FUSE VOLUME 1: THE RUSSIA SHIFT

22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS NO BACKUP

Working homicide on an orbiting energy platform, in a five mile long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, and no help from your so-called colleagues back on earth, is more than tough…it’s murder. A new crime series with serious attitude!

Exclusive mini-prints by Justin Greenwood and signed by Antony Johnston. Limited to 150

UMBRAL VOLUME 1: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

The young thief called Rascal witnesses the horrific and brutal murder of the royal family-now the world’s dark legends will be relived, and only Rascal even knows it’s happening!

Exclusive mini-prints by Christopher Mitten and signed by Antony Johnston. Limited to 150

Antony Johnston is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of graphic novels, video games, and books, with titles including Wasteland, The Fuse, Umbral,Shadow of Mordor, Dead Space, The Coldest City, ZombiU, and more. He has adapted books by bestselling novelist Anthony Horowitz, collaborated with comics legend Alan Moore, and reinvented Marvel’s flagship character Wolverine for manga. His titles have been translated throughout the world and optioned for film. Antony lives and works in England.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

TARA REID will make her very first Spooky Empire appearance this October in Orlando, FL!

Tara Reid SpookyTARA REID will make her very first Spooky Empire appearance this October in Orlando, FL!

TARA REID’s resume of films includes American Pie, Urban Legend, A Return to Salems Lot, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, The Big Lebowski and of course her most popular appearance of late the Sharknado films, Part 1 and 2 and rumored Sharknado 3!

TARA is ready to party with all of you at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend,

October 24-26, 2014 at the DoubleTree @ Universal Studios. 

Get your advance tickets today, VIP Packages will be selling out quickly! 

www.spookyempire.com

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in August 2014 with Neil Vokes

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Press Release:

It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday August 17th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located off of exit 9A from I-95. It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 5 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guest artist this show is Neil Vokes. Neil is a long time comic book artist who has been an industry professional since the early 80’s. A South Jersey resident with a international following for his past work on “Superman Adventures” by DC Comics.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/PhiladelphiaComicCon.

San Jose Super Show Hosts Adrienne Barbeau and Cindy Williams in August 2014

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Press Release:

San Jose Super Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show Hosts actors Adrienne Barbeau & Cindy Williams.

Saturday & Sunday August 16 & 17, 2014

Early Bird admission: 9 am -11 am, $15
General Admission: 11 am – 4:30 pm, $8

Where:
The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111

Toy & Comic Book collectors are invited to the San Jose Super Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show on Saturday & Sunday August 16 & 17, 2014!

Come see over 250 tables filled with every variety of Vintage to Modern Collectibles, including Toys, Magazines, Comic Books, Vinyl Records, Posters, GI Joes, Robots, Disneyana, Legos, Sports, TV, Music, and Movie Memorabilia, and lots more! We are Northern California’s Largest vintage Toy and Collectible show, growing in size and attendance since 1995.

Our Scheduled Media guests are Adrienne Barbeau & Cindy Williams.

Adrienne Barbeau is known for her creation of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease. She also played Bea Arthur’s daughter, Carol, in the hit series Maude. Movie fans know her best for her performances in The Fog, Escape From New York, Creepshow, and Swamp Thing. She also played Catwoman in the Batman animated TV series.

Cindy Williams played Laurie Henderson, Ron Howard’s high school sweetheart in George Lucas’s American Graffiti . Williams was cast as a fun-loving brewery worker, Shirley Feeney, in an episode of Happy Days, alongside Penny Marshall, who played her best friend/roommate Laverne De Fazio. The girls were introduced as female companions of Fonzie (Henry Winkler), and their appearance proved so popular that Garry Marshall, producer of Happy Days and Penny Marshall’s brother, commissioned a spin-off for the characters. The television series was named LAVERNE & SHIRLEY.

All guests will be signing photos and taking snapshots with attendees for a nominal fee. All guests are subject to cancellation due to professional commitments.

For Show and Dealer Information:
(408) 298-1709
artapartment@yahoo.com

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