DMC Rocks Boston Comic Con 2014

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A bonafide legend in the music industry appears this year at Boston Comic Con: DARRYL “DMC” McDANIELS of the iconic hip-hop group Run DMC will appear to debut his new project Darryl Makes Comics, LLC! A musical and cultural innovator, his was the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, and the first to appear on MTV. The Grammy-nominated artist has changed music, culture, fashion and language.

DMC now embarks on his next project that aims to change the face of pop culture forever! Combining two of his first loves, hip hop culture and comic books, DMC is ready to throw his hat into the ring as an independent publisher with an original comic series to be released this summer!

A devoted comic book aficionado who sold his childhood collection to purchase his first set of turntables, DMC is teaming up with prominent artists and writers of the comic book and music world to craft the first 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, hip hop comic book. Read more about his comics at the link!

Previously announced guests include Sean Astin, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Hero Initiative Heads to San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest in May 2014

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest on May 17-18 at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street.

Make sure you grab the amazing Walking Dead 100 book at out booth, #915-#917 and be sure to get it signed by the many contributors in attendance! Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard will be at the con, as will eight other artists who participated in the project. Proceeds of your purchase will help someone in need!

And you can put your Walking Dead book in your NEW Hero tote bag! Hero’s new totes make their debut at BIG WOW! and are available at a mere $5!

In addition, check out the ambassadors for Hero who will be raising money for our charity at their own booths: Arthur Adams, Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Joyce Chin, Mick Gray, Drew Johnson, Rich Koslowski, Michael Lark, John Livesay, Laura Martin, Terry Moore, Norm Rapmund, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, and David Williams will all have donation jars for Hero!

New Program Cover for Spooky Empire’s May-Hem Unveiled!

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Via Spooky Empire:

We are unveiling the cover of Spooky Empire’s May-Hem Program. Cover art by our friend Joe Simko Wax Eye. Joe is best known for his work on the Garbage Pail Kids. You can pick these up at the show all weekend. May-Hem is coming, get your advance tickets and VIP packages today!

For more info on May-Hem visit www.spookyempire.com

Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show (August 2014)

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Convention Name
Retr-O-Rama Collectibles
Convention Website Address
http://www.jaxretrorama.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/10/2014
About This Convention
Retr-O-Rama Pop Culture Collectibles Show is

Returning to Jacksonville on

Sunday, August 10th, 2014!

BUY * SELL * TRADE!

We Got the Fishing Nets Ready and we caught Ricco Browning the last Original Universal Monster! Our Celebrity Guest of Honor, at the next Retr-O-Rama Pop Culture Collectibles Show returning to Jacksonville on Sunday, August 10, 2014!

This is an old school, in person collectibles show with vendors who deal exclusively in vintage pop culture items. We try to make these shows fun and inexpensive so the whole family can come out and have a fun time. You will find quality toys, dolls, comic books, posters, and movie memorabilia all for sale in one room where you can view potential purchases first hand and ask questions rather than guessing at mail order Internet transactions. These knowledgeable vendors also buy vintage pieces and can help you identify items if needed.

This show is sponsored by Retrorama Collectibles and will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. This is right off of San Jose Blvd. and close to the I-295 exit for San Jose. Show hours are 10 AM to 4:00 PM.Early Bird Preview starts at 9:00 AM

Parking is free and advance adult general admission is $5.00 that’s 50% off through July 1st, 2014, at which time it will increase back to its regular of $10.00 per adult admission, children 12 and under are free with adult paid admission or $2.00. Please check out local businesses for our show informational flyer. Get the Weekend Package which includes a film screening of Revenge of the Creature with Ricou Browning in attendence and Early Bird Preview admission.

After the success of our previous shows, we have increased our size to the largest contiguous space the hotel has to offer over 8,000 square feet and have vendors lined up from all over Florida. Vendor tables are still available on a first come, first serve basis. Please E-mail dtuchmann@jaxretrorama.com for a copy of our vendor contract.

If you are a fan of shows like American Pickers, Storage Wars, Toy Hunter, Hollywood Treasures, Auction Hunters, or Comic Book Men then you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to attend a true Pop Culture Collectibles show in North Florida. You will have a chance to meet knowledgeable dealers and buy, sell, trade, and browse quality vintage collectibles all in one in-door air conditioned space, rain or shine. Bring in your own items to have them identified, appraised, and even purchased by the vendors at this show with no faceless third party hassles!

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to revisit some of the great pop culture icons of the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s and even a few 80′s and relive a little bit of every Baby Boomer’s childhood. If you remember Barbie, G.I. Joe, The Beatles, Mego, Hot Wheels, Star Wars or even He-Man then this is the show for you. If you collect movie posters, film, toys, Disneyana, records or any other vintage memorabilia then you won’t want to miss this rare chance in Jacksonville to add quality items to your collection.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at dtuchmann@jaxretrorama.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Pop Retrorama for the latest updates or visit our website www.jaxretrorama.com to celebrate all things related to vintage pop culture!

Venue Name and Address
Ramada Inn Conference Center
3130 Hartley Rd
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Ricou Browning, Linda Haynes, David Polk

CA – Evilspeak Signing

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Director Eric Weston and Clint Howard appear at Dark Delicacies to sign Evilspeak on Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

MA – NOS4A2 Signing

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Joe Hill appears at Haverhill Public Library to talk about NOS4A2 with special guest Christopher Golden on Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Haverhill Public Library is excited to announce that New York Times Bestselling Author Joe Hill will be here May 12th! Joe will be talking NOS4A2, our 2014 Haverhill Reads book! Demand will be high and space limited, so register now via our events calendar! We’re also excited to announce that NYT Bestseller Christopher Golden will be here too!!

Don’t forget to check the events calendar for other great Haverhill Reads programs May 12-22nd!

Pick up your copy of NOS4A2 now, we have lots of copies–but add your name to the holds list if they’re all checked out.

Joe Hill is the author of Heart Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Horns (soon to be a film starring Daniel Radcliffe), NOS4A2, and the Locke and Key comic book series!

Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
978) 373-1586

 

CA – Shriners Charity Signing

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Steve Niles, Marc Andreyko, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Karl Altstaetter, Lak Lim, Jordan Gorence, and Courtney Camacho appear at Emerald Knights Comics on Saturday May 10th at 1:00 pm as part of the Shriners Children’s Hospital Charity Event!

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Emerald Knights Comics and Games 
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
818-588-3631

GA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Tony Shasteen, Dean Trippe, Andrew Jenkins, Greg Crews, Bobby Nash, and Alisa appear at Rock Shop on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

FREE COMICS! Massive Sale! Creator Signings! Walking Dead Zombies! Superheroes, Costume Contest and more!

FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GOODIE BAG WITH ADDITIONAL FREE COMICS. 1 RANDOM BAG WILL CONTAIN A $20 ROCK SHOP GIFT CARD!!!

Special Guests:

TONY SHASTEEN (Artist of Vampire Diaries, Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Burn Notice, Steven King’s and Peter Straub’s Talisman)

ANDREW JENKINS and GREG CREWS (AMC’s Walking Dead)

DEAN TRIPPE (Something Terrible, Project Rooftop)

BOBBY NASH (Green Hornet, Domino Lady, The Spider)

ALISA world famous cos-play model and THE Supergirl.

ZOMBIECIDE Game Demo from 11-8pm!

*********** SALE ALL DAY LONG ***********
50% OFF COMIC BOOK BACK ISSUES
25% OFF NEW COMICS (EXCLUDING “THIS WEEK’S”)
DOLLAR COMICS: 3 FOR $1
SILVER/BRONZE/WALL COMICS 30% OFF
TOYS/ACTION FIGURES/STATUES 20% OFF
TRADE PAPERBACKS/HARDCOVERS 25% OFF
GAMES 20% OFF
SHIRTS AND APPAREL 20% OFF

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Rock Shop
3333 Buford Drive Ste 2047B, Buford, GA 30519
(678) 482-0091

CT – The Ocean at the End of the Lane Signing

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Author Neil Gaiman appears at R.J. Julia Booksellers on June 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm for a rare signing event!

Press Release:

A huge thanks and a very special congratulations to all of you who helped us win an event with Neil Gaiman for his exquisite book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. We hope to see you here! Please note that this is a SIGNING LINE.

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…

NEIL GAIMAN is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

Your book, purchased at R.J. Julia is your ticket to the signing line. ***For those customers who have already purchased a hardcover copy of the book during our contest, please contact the store for your signing line ticket. Your name will be confirmed against the purchase history from the contest.***

SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR ATTENDEES ONLY: During the event, we will be taking pre-paid orders for SIGNED copies of Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains (release date: June 17, 2014). Your copy will be available for pick-up ONLY at R.J. Julia after June 17.

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R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443
203-245-3959

Terror Con Bringing Stars of Horror, the Paranormal, Rock, and Wrestling to Rhode Island in 2014

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Press Release:

TERROR CON:

The Area’s Biggest Horror, Paranormal, Rock and Wrestling Show!

JUNE 07-08,2014       PROVIDENCE ,RI

WWW.TERRORCON.NET

Coming to you from the dedicated group that brings you The Rhode Island Comic Con …

TERROR CON: Bringing you the biggest names in Horror, Paranormal, Rock and Wrestling in an fun and fear filled show

Rhode Island Comic Con is known nationwide for an incredible show that amazes and astounds the fans who eagerly await each year in Providence, RI.

We at Altered Reality Entertainment have decided to bring that level of entertainment, fun and fan interaction to the horror, rock and wrestling world with TERROR CON.

The event will include celebrity signings, artists, vendors, horror and suspense film festivals, psychic readings, add in a little amazement from the Coney Island Side Show, be sure to bring your creepy side for the Costume Contests!

Who says Halloween has to be once a year!

 

The convention is proud to announce:

David Giuntoli (GRIMM)

Russell Hornsby (GRIMM)

Linda Blair (EXORCIST)

Michael Biehn (ALIENS,TERMINATOR)

Dee Snider (ROCK LEGEND)

Lita Ford     (ROCK GODDESS)

Nicholas Brendon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)

Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH)

Irone Singleton (THE WALKING DEAD)

Michael Jai White (SPAWN)

Roy Wooley and Derek and Eric Garcia (FACE OFF)

The Godfather, Papa Shango and Roddy Piper (WWE)

…..and many, many more!

 

Additional guests are still being announced! Tickets are on sale at www.terrorcon.net

For media information contact Jackie Stark at jackie@alteredrealityentertainment.com

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