Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, beer and comic-book creators
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be bigger than ever this year in North Hollywood, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment make their triumphant return to North Hollywood for the 2nd ANNUAL BLASTOFF COMICSFEST! Taking place on May 7, 2016, at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood from 10 am to 4 pm, BLASTOFF COMICSFEST will be the place to be in Los Angeles for Free Comic Book Day, with comics creators from Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Boom! and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches and meet with comic-book fans young and old outdoors in the beautiful Southern California sun! With a beer garden, food stations, a live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, lots of free comics! Plenty more details and announcements to come, so mark your calendars now!
Scheduled to appear:
JOELLE JONES (Lady Killer, Superman: American Alien)
NICHOLAS MEYER (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
STEVE NILES (The October Faction, Monster and Madman)
JAMIE S. RICH (Lady Killer, Ares & Aphrodite)
CHRIS RYALL (Rom: Spaceknight, String Divers, Onyx)
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
April 5, 2016 by Colin Solan
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Dragon Con, Inc., parent company of the internationally known Dragon Con pop culture convention, and MomoCon LLC, parent of the fastest growing all ages fan convention in the country, have formed an unprecedented strategic partnership to share resources, knowledge and experience to ensure that Atlanta continues to have the strongest fan conventions in the country.
Importantly, Dragon Con, Inc. will provide MomoCon with back office and administrative support while the current MomoCon leadership, including founders Chris Stuckey and Jessica Merriman, will continue to organize the convention and serve as its co-chairs. Stuckey and Merriman will also take expanded roles with Dragon Con, Inc. and the Dragon Con convention.
Founded in 2005, MomoCon began as an outgrowth of Georgia Tech’s anime club. Its first convention attracted about 700 people to a free event on the school’s campus. Ten years later, MomoCon attracted some 22,000 total attendees (more than 60,000 at the turnstile) to a four-day convention held in the Georgia World Congress Center.
“In today’s competitive convention landscape, having Dragon Con and its founder Pat Henry on our side is an incredible advantage,” Stuckey said. “This partnership gives Jess and I the ability to pursue our vision for MomoCon while continuing to provide our fans with the high quality event they expect from us year after year.”
“We believe deeply in home-grown, well-run fan conventions that bring real value to the community,” said Henry, who was one of several Dragon Con founders in 1986 and serves as the company’s president today. “I am excited to be working with these two enormously creative entrepreneurs. I believe that their leadership will also help keep Dragon Con on the cutting edge of the convention scene.”
MomoCon 2016, which brings together fans of Japanese anime, American animation, comics and gaming, will be held May 26 through May 29 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Dragon Con will celebrate its 30th year as the internationally known pop culture, sci fi, fantasy and gaming convention on Labor Day, September 2 through September 5 at five host hotels and the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta. More than 70,000 people from every state in the union plus a few foreign countries attended Dragon Con in 2015.
About Dragon Con
Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. Organized for fans by fans, Dragon Con features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to one of the largest conventions in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games. More information about MomoCon is available at www.momocon.com.
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears in conversation with Craig Chrissinger of the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society about her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), just out in paperback April 19.
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Instant New York Times bestseller from queen of the geeks Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational (Forbes.com) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.
When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was home-schooled for hippie reasons, she looked online to find her tribe. The Internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how uncool she really was.
But if it hadn’t been for her strange background the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day she might never have had the naive confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.
Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety, and depression and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.
Showcasing Felicia’s engaging and often hilarious voice You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now even for a digital misfit.”
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka.She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural.However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.
In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.
Craig W. Chrissinger has been writing about TV, film and books since 1989 in various publications such as Starlog, Fangoria, Comics Scene, the Albuquerque Journal and Locus Magazine. For the Wild Cards series of books, he co-created Ratboy. He also is the co-chair of Bubonicon and edits the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society’s newsletter.
University of New Mexico – Woodward Lecture Hall
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
THE BIGGEST SUPER MEGAFEST YET!
75,000- square feet of Spectacular on APRIL 8-10th, 2016!
The NEW ENGLAND SUPER MEGAFEST SPRING SPECTACULAR is here! Hollywood comes back to New England this Spring! Comics, Movies, Super Heroes, Music, Wrestling and Intergalactic Fun come together in Marlborough at the SUPER MEGAFEST, New England’s premiere Celebrity Pop Culture Fan Fest!
Tickets are now on sale!
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE for super easy check in with print or selfie tickets!
The SUPER MEGAFEST COMIC CON SPRING SPECTACULAR takes place
Friday, April 8th from 4pm to 9pm,
Saturday, April 9th from 10:30am to 6pm
Sunday, April 10th from 10:30am to 5pm
at the ROYAL PLAZA TRADE CONVENTION CENTER located at 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough, MA 01752.
This year’s event will feature Hollywood Icons & Celebrities, an awesome array of Comic Artists, Authors, plus Science Fiction, Wrestling and Rock & Roll legends!
Comic, Movie and TV fans will be thrilled with the rare appearances of:
GUEST OF HONOR – BURT REYNOLDS – Saturday only!
JAMES MARSTERS – Spike of Buffy/Angel, Smallville,Torchwood, Caprica and much more!
PETER MAYHEW – CHEWBACCA of Star Wars!
KEVIN SORBO – Star of Hercules, Andromeda and much more!
RIC FLAIR – ( Sat & Sun) Legendary Wrestling Super Star!
DINA MEYER – Starship Troopers, SAW, Birds of Prey and more!
CASPER VAN DIEN – Starship Troopers, Tarzan, Sleepy Hollow and more!
MICK FOLEY– (Friday & Sat) Wrestling Superstar!
THE WARRIORS Reunion – featuring Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris and Special Guest Deborah Van Valkenburgh !
LEE MERIWETHER – Batman’s Catwoman, Barnaby Jones and more!
CORBIN BERNSON – starred in L.A. Law, The Dentist, Psych, Major League, Major League II, and Major League: Back to the Minors, General Hospital, Cuts and much more!
ERIC BISCHOFF – WWE, WCW and more!
MICKIE JAMES – professional wrestler, actress, model and country singer!
BILLY ZABKA – Karate Kid!
BUTCH PATRICK – Eddie Munster and much more!
SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD – Actress, Model & fan favorite! ATTACK OF THE SHOW!, EPIC MOVIE & MTV’S Ridiculousness plus much more!
KAYLA COLLINS – Actress, Model, Disc Jockey & Music Producer, Designer, and Entrepreneur!
PETE BEST – original drummer for The Beatles!
JOEY MOLLAND – of BADFINGER rock n’ roll fame!
HARLEY RACE – (Sat & Sun) Legendary wrestler!
CYNTHIA ROTHROCK – (Sat & Sun) Queen of Martial Arts films!
MARK DODSON – voice actor of Star Wars Force Awakens, gremlins and more!
KADROLSHA ONA – Queen of the Paranormal!
MARK LINDSAY – formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders!
SUSAN COWSILL – of The Cowsills
BILL DIAMOND – Puppeteer of Monster TV Network, Great Space Coaster, Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, Dr. Rock’s Dinosaur Adventure (FOX) and Sesame Street!
COMIC ARTISTS include:
MIKE GRELL – Comic artist for Legion of Super Heroes, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Warlord, and Jon Sable Freelance and much more!
GRAHAM NOLAN – Inkpot Award winning cartoonist best known for BATMAN in Detective Comics and as the de-signer of BANE!
JOE JUSKO – painted almost every major Marvel character over the last three decades!
ALEX SUVIAK – Marvel and DC Comics Artist – including Spider-man, Green Lantern, Superman and more!
BOB BUDIANSKY – comic book writer, editor, and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel’s Transformers comic and much more!
MARK TEXEIRA – huge resume of comic art!
JACK PURCELL – Artist JSA, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batgirl plus much more!
JOE ST PIERRE – Comic artist for an amazing array of Super Heroes including Spider-man, Fantastic Four and more!
BILL ANDERSON – Artist for hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Comico, First and many more!
JOHN HEBERT– X-Men Adventures, Punisher, Deathlok and current Captain Action artist!
MARK MCKENNA – Artist for Marvel and DC comics – The X Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League and more!
The stars will be signing autographs and doing Q & A sessions with fans throughout the day. Professional photos with most celebrities will be available on site!
X-Men and other Marvel and DC writers and artists will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!
The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from Comics, TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!
Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more! After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB DANCE PARTY, ensuring the event has something for all ages.
For more info log onto WWW.SUPERMEGAFEST.COM
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This year’s Guests: Naomi Grossman/Pepper in American Horror Story, Ming Chen & Michael Zapcic From “The Comic Book Men”!, Vic Mignogna/Dragon Ball Z/Full Metal Alchemist/ Star Trek Continues, Veronica Taylor the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokemon & April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 and Susan Gibney/Dr. Leah Abrams Star Trek Next Generation! Many other Stars to be announced!
Guest artists include(But are not limited to): Ken Lashley (Extrodinary XMen, Superman, He-Man, Justice League and more!, Mark Sparacio (Wolverine,XMen & More), Ken Hunt (Batman & Many others), Laura Inglis (Comic Artist who’s work has appeared on over 40 popular trading card sets) and Dan Curto (Star Wars Topps Collector Card Series Artist!)
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|Naomi Grossman/Pepper in American Horror Story, Ming Chen & Michael Zapcic From “The Comic Book Men”!, Vic Mignogna/Dragon Ball Z/Full Metal Alchemist/ Star Trek Continues, Veronica Taylor the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokemon & April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 and Susan Gibney/Dr. Leah Abrams Star Trek Next Generation! Many other Stars to be announced! Guest artists include(But are not limited to): Ken Lashley (Extrodinary XMen, Superman, He-Man, Justice League and more!, Mark Sparacio (Wolverine,XMen & More), Ken Hunt (Batman & Many others), Laura Inglis (Comic Artist who’s work has appeared on over 40 popular trading card sets) and Dan Curto (Star Wars Topps Collector Card Series Artist!)|
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Cat’s Cradle on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)! Hosted by Flyleaf Books, co-sponsored by NC Comicon. Buy tickets at the link.
From actress, web entertainment pioneer, and “queen of the geeks” FELICIA DAY comes YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST), a funny, smart, and inspiring memoir about achieving extraordinary success on her own unconventional terms. [On-sale April 19, 2016; Touchstone; 978-1-4767-8566-0; $16.00; Paperback]
Felicia Day has appeared on hit series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, SyFy’s Eureka, and The CW’s Supernatural (as fan favorite “Charlie Bradbury”). She also costarred with Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion in the Emmy Award-winning internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Most notably, Felicia is an entrepreneur in the vanguard of Hollywood’s digital players. Meeting dead ends pitching her script about a quirky group of video gamers, she created and starred in her own web series, The Guild (2007-2012). Today, Felicia is founder and CCO of Geek & Sundry, an award-winning digital entertainment network (with more than 1.4 million YouTube subscribers and 12 million fans across all social platforms) bringing together fans of gaming and geek culture.
Since the emergence of the commercial internet in the 1980s, Felicia has been an early adopter at every stage of its growth, blazing a trail toward today’s digital world. In her memoir, she is irreverent and insightful about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her “weirdness” to become a leading creator in new media.
Felicia Day is “delightfully good company and has an interesting story to tell” (Kirkus Reviews), writing with inimitable humor and raw candor about topics including:
• Why You Should Embrace Your Weirdness: Growing up “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia’s isolation from other kids meant she could unabashedly pursue “uncool” passions like video games, advanced calculus, and 1930s detective novels. She found a sense of community on gaming message boards—forming friendships based upon shared interests and developing the raw confidence to forge her own path.
• Growing Her Geek Empire: Eight years ago, Felicia stood outside of San Diego Comic-Con handing out bookmarks for her self-made web series, The Guild, shot in her own home with a borrowed camera, unpaid actors, and scavenged props. Just recently, she presided over Geek & Sundry’s massive Comic-Con headquarters at Petco Park and spoke to a sold-out convention hall. Tales of interactions with fans both in-person and online range from hilarious to heartbreaking—and reveal how Felicia went from “oddball to odd baller” (Cosmopolitan).
• When Perfection Doesn’t Pay: A violin and math whiz who started college at age sixteen and graduated as valedictorian, Felicia was used to chasing perfection for perfection’s sake. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.
• #GamerGate: In August 2014, a video game designer named Zoe Quinn was attacked by an online hate mob after her ex-boyfriend shared details of their relationship online, including erroneous implications of sexual favors in exchange for positive reviews of her game. Hackers leaked Quinn’s personal information, she received countless violent threats, and anyone coming to her defense risked becoming the next target. Felicia shares the storm of hostility she encountered after speaking out against the online bullying, how it tied into her history with negativity on the internet, and thoughts about how it changed her view of the gaming culture she has always loved.
With a success story for today’s connected culture, in which technology and entertainment are ever-evolving, Felicia Day urges everyone to celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share their unique point of view with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.
300 East Main Street Carrboro, NC 27510
We are proud to have Sean Patrick Flanery, accomplished actor (Boondock Saints, Young Indiana Jones, etc.), director and writer in our store this evening as he introduces his debut novel, Jane Two. Join us here at BookPeople as he explores that powerful first taste of love that sets the bar for something that we’ll chase, usually unsuccessfully, for the rest of our lives.
ABOUT JANE TWO
A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the 70s and out onto the porch every single time his Granddaddy calls him, where he’s presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence. How will this magical moment divide Mickey’s life into a “before and after” and permanently change his motion and direct it down the unpaved road to which only a lucky few are granted access?
ABOUT SEAN PATRICK FLANERY
Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor who was raised in a small town outside Houston, Texas. He has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows, some of which he hopes you’ve seen and some of which he hopes you haven’t. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family, where he works in the entertainment industry, writes, and owns and operates a martial arts academy.
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational”; (Forbes.com), memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.
When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows including, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Supernatural and Eureka. However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world. She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award–winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.
Felicia is the co-founder of the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has more than 2.4 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208