Convention Scene » California http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:23:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 CA – Power Up #1 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/29/ca-power-up-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/29/ca-power-up-1-signing/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:25:46 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64261 PowerUp_001

Writer Kate Leth appears at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

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Valiant Announces New Series of Dates for Their 25th Anniversary Convention Tour http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/29/valiant-announces-new-series-of-dates-for-their-25th-anniversary-convention-tour/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/29/valiant-announces-new-series-of-dates-for-their-25th-anniversary-convention-tour/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:06:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64255 Valiant 2015

Press Release:

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!

After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:

Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
StocktonCon

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con

Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon
Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ

The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!

Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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CA – Felicia Day Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/28/ca-felicia-day-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/28/ca-felicia-day-signing/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:17:44 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64250 felicia-day-bookFelicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

Praised by the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, and Jenny Lawson, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is the much-anticipated memoir of a digital entrepreneur, awarded actress and web series star, and geek culture icon.

Growing up, being “homeschooled for hippie reasons” led Felicia Day to out-of-the-box enthusiasms like advanced calculus, noir films, fantasy novels, and role-playing video games. Typically typecast as “crazy cat lady secretary” and meeting dead ends pitching her script about a quirky group of gamers, she decided to adopt a do-it-yourself attitude and produce her own web series—launching The Guild and, ultimately, her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Day’s inspirational memoir is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share their unique point of view with the world, because anything is possible—even for a digital misfit.

Candid and insightful about her unusual upbringing, her college years as a violin and math whiz, her early misadventures in Hollywood, and her unconventional rise to Internet-stardom, Day writes about how embracing individuality fuels creation, community, and innovation on the Internet and beyond. Ever-relatable, she also addresses the rough patches along the way, recounting her struggles with writer’s block, anxiety, and learning how to manage when overachieving becomes overwhelming. A success story for today’s connected culture, in which technology and entertainment are ever-changing, Day was empowered to ignore the traditional gatekeepers because the Internet provided tools to go around them.

Felicia Day has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including the SyFy series Eureka and a recurring role on The CW show Supernatural. However, she 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 available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

In 2012, she launched the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry, a hub for the geek community that celebrates individuals and fuels connections both online and in real life. Now with more than 1.3 million subscribers and over 200 million views, Geek & Sundry has produced the very best of indie geek culture, pioneering modern media consumption—and catalyzing a barrier-transcending online community exploring the verticals of comedy, gaming, comics, music, literature, and more. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment; Day now acts as Geek & Sundry CCO. She was named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 2012 Next Generation list recognizing rising stars 35 and under in media. Her extremely active social media network includes over 2.3 million Twitter followers, is the founder of a romance and fantasy book club with over 13,000 members.

Bookshop Santa Cruz is very pleased to welcome an unequivocal staff favorite for a moderated audience Q&A and a book signing!

Important signing line details:
You must have a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) in hand to enter the signing line. Attendees may reserve a spot in the signing line by purchasing a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Bookshop Santa Cruz before the event (in store or online, pre-ordered or after publication date). At the signing, voucher holders will be called up to enter signing line according to the number on their voucher. Those without vouchers (but still with a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) may enter the signing line after all those with vouchers have completed signing. Ms. Day will not be signing memorabilia or fan art. Ms. Day will not have time for posed photos, but time-efficient photos from the signing line are allowed.

Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel: 831-423-0900

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CA – Oniba: Swords of the Demon Launch Party http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/27/ca-oniba-swords-of-the-demon-launch-party/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/27/ca-oniba-swords-of-the-demon-launch-party/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:39:46 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64239 oniba

Paulo Pantalena and Vince Hernandez appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign ONIBA: SWORDS OF THE DEMON!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

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CA – Richard Starkings Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/27/ca-richard-starkings-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/27/ca-richard-starkings-signing/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:36:43 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64236 ca-drwhoday

Writer/letterer Richard Starkings signs at Isle of Gamers on Saturday August 15, 2015 starting at noon for their Doctor Who Day celebration! The first 50 attendees will get a free Dr. Who #1 Comic from the new series starting in August!

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Isle of Gamers
2740 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 985-7655

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CA – Pathfinder Tales Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/27/ca-pathfinder-tales-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/27/ca-pathfinder-tales-signing/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:21:00 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64232 Pratt

Author Tim Pratt appears for a Q&A moderated by Ross Lockhart and a signing at Copperfield’s Books on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Pathfinder Tales: Liar’s Island!

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Copperfields Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

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CA – Felicia Day Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/25/ca-felicia-day-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/25/ca-felicia-day-signs/#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:34:27 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64228 felicia-day-bookFelicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Skylight Books on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served).  But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) here at Skylight Books.
  • If you’d like to pre-order the book before its August 11 release date, you can do so on our website at any time (add the book to your cart, below) and we will reserve a signing line ticket for you.
  • Starting August 11, you can buy books (and get your signing line ticket) in person, by phone, or via our website. Web pre-orders can also be picked up starting the 11th.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field if you’d like a signing line ticket.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.
  • Felicia Day will sign and personalize BOOKS ONLY–no memorabilia, posters, DVDs, fan art, etc. Felicia Day will also take photographs while signing–no posed photographs.  Thank you for your cooperation!

The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day–violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.  After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism–just like her memoir.

Hilarious and inspirational, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now–even for a digital misfit.ress

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, behind and in front of the camera. She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.

Felicia is the founder of the online digital channel Geek & Sundry, which was acquired by Legendary Entertainment in 2014. She 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 almost 14,000 members.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

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CA – Lion of Rora Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/25/ca-lion-of-rora-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/25/ca-lion-of-rora-signing/#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:54:02 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64222 lion-of-rora

Writers Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage appear at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 22, 2015 at noon!

In the tradition of Braveheart and 300 comes Lion of Rora, the true story of Joshua Janavel, farmer-turned-freedom fighter, who will stop at nothing in his quest to save his people from tyranny and religious persecution. This painstakingly researched graphic novel, written by Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage and featuring evocative art by Jackie Lewis, chronicles the epic war over faith, freedom, and family.

Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-260-9110

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CA – Rob Liefeld Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/24/ca-rob-liefeld-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/24/ca-rob-liefeld-signing/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:56:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64211 rob-liefeld

Rob Liefeld, creator of Cable, Deadpool, X-Force, and more, appears at Big Red Comics for a signing on Saturday August 15th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM!

Big Red Comics
162 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
(714) 650-0813

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CA – Zombies in Love/Fantasy Sports Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/23/ca-zombies-in-lovefantasy-sports-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/07/23/ca-zombies-in-lovefantasy-sports-signing/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:12:01 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64198 gn07252015

Artists Scott C. and Sam Bosma appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM to exhibit artwork and sign copies of their new books ZOMBIES IN LOVE: 2 + 1 and FANTASY SPORTS!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

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