Convention Scene » New York http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:33 +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 – Save Our Schmuck Benefit http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-save-schmuck-benefit/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-save-schmuck-benefit/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:14:09 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59549 sos082614

Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddha, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld and more appear at Brooklyn’s Union Hall on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM to present an evening of live comix readings, music, and comedy raising funds for health care costs related to Seth Kushner’s fight with leukemia. If you cannot attend but would like to help Seth, you can donate at the link…

About SETH KUSHNER
Seth is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their five year old son. A renowned photographer, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and other publications.

Published books include, The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and upcoming New York Comics. Seth is co-founder of TRIP CITY, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions an independent publishing imprint.

Help Seth and others find their match by registering at this event to become a bone marrow donor with Delete Blood Cancer — All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life! Visit www.deletebloodcancer.org to learn more

More info and tickets at the link!

RSVP on Facebook!

Union Hall – Brooklyn
702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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NYC – The Wrenchies Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-wrenchies-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-wrenchies-signing/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:57:25 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59542 fd091814Farel Dalrymple presents The Wrenchies in conversation with Brian Heater of Boing Boing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Greenlight Bookstore!

Press Release:

Critically acclaimed cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (creator of Pop Gun War and collaborator with Jonathan Lethem on Omega the Unknown) brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in his new book The Wrenchies, a sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. In Dalrymple’s demented future, humans on a destroyed Earth are oppressed by the evil Shadowsmen, and only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed. Dalrymple will present the book with a slideshow of images, and talk about his work with Brian Heater, who writes about comics for the technology and culture site Boing Boing.

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

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NYC – Faeries Tales Art Exhibition http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-faeries-tales-art-exhibition/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-faeries-tales-art-exhibition/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:38:06 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59540 froud-uk

Brian & Wendy Froud appear at the AFA to open an exhibition of artwork from their new book Faeries’ Tales on Thursday September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

On exhibition, a collection of 30 paintings by Brian and 16 sculptures by Wendy created for and published by Abrams in their newest book, Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales. The exhibition will be on view at AFA of SoHo from September 12th through October 12th, 2014.

Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales explores the complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. Readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the true story is told by the faeries.

RSVPs are requested: RSVP@afanyc.com

AFA
54 Greene Street, New York City, NY 10013
212.226.7374

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NY – King Kirby Ale Launch Party http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/ny-king-kirby-ale-launch-party/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/ny-king-kirby-ale-launch-party/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:24:22 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59528 king kirby

Ron Marz, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Fred Van Lente, Crystal Skillman, and more appear at the Shmaltz Brewery on Thursday August 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Shmaltz Brewery in Clifton Park, NY will host a fundraiser birthday party on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 to celebrate the late Jack “The King” Kirby’s birthday. Kirby is considered by many to be the co-creator (along with Stan Lee) of the Marvel Comics Universe. Kirby co-created many of the superheroes being adored by fans of Marvel’s recent blockbuster movies, including the Avengers, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, the Fantastic Four and many more.

A group of local comic professionals approached Shmaltz about doing an event, with proceeds to be donated in Jack Kirby’s honor to Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need. Shmaltz stepped up in a big way, creating a limited-edition, Kirby-labeled ale exclusively for the party. King Kirby Ale will make its debut at the event, and a limited number of cases will be available for purchase. With a special edition label designed and drawn by Clifton Park artist Paul Harding, the ale will be available in both Pale and Dark varieties. Shmaltz is donating a percentage of ale sales to Hero Initiative.

“I tried to capture Kirby from an angle that few have seen before, in a way that people can actually look up to him and get a sense of his artistic power,” said Harding, who has sculpted statues and action figures for DC Comics and many other comic-industry clients.

The Aug. 28 event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., and feature an impressive array of comic professionals, including Ron Marz, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Fred Van Lente, Crystal Skillman and many others, who will be signing and sketching for donations to Hero Initiative. Van Lente and Skillman are the co-authors of the recent play “King Kirby,” about Jack Kirby’s life, which enjoyed a successful, well-reviewed run in New York City. Fans attending the party will be able to get autographs and sketches from the comic pros, and enjoy a beer tasting as well as a piece of special Jack Kirby birthday cake. Live music will be provided by Saratoga-based rock ensemble Sugar Pill, led by virtuoso John Stack on guitar and vocals. Party tickets are $20, with proceeds donated to Hero Initiative. Door prizes have been donated by Comic Depot of Saratoga Springs, and Excellent Adventures Comics of Ballston Spa.

Get tickets at the link…

Shmaltz Brewery
6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 406-5430

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Albany Comic Con (November 2014) http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/albany-comic-con-november-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/albany-comic-con-november-2014/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:21:39 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59517 Event Details:

Albany

Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2014
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 6th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.

The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Joe Sinnott, Matthew Dow Smith, Richard Clark, Paul Harding, Fred hembeck, Joe Orsak, Jack purcell, an dmany more

Albany flyer

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NYC – Cosplay Day 2014 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/19/nyc-cosplay-day-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/19/nyc-cosplay-day-2014/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:47:59 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59470 ds-jhu

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

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NYC – Gratitude and Trust Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/18/nyc-gratitude-trust-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/18/nyc-gratitude-trust-signing/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:33:14 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59463 GT091814GT091814b

Award-winning songwriter Paul Williams and well-known TV and film writer Tracey Jackson team up to discuss their collaboration, Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life at Barnes & Noble on Thursday September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
212-362-8835

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NYC – Nightmares Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/15/nyc-nightmares-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/15/nyc-nightmares-signing/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:23:17 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59437 segal

Welcome musician, writer and actor Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets) as he signs his new book Nightmares on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Must purchase book at Barnes & Noble Tribeca for entry. Call store for details.

Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
212-587-5389

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NYC – Topanga Lawrence Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/15/nyc-topanga-lawrence-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/15/nyc-topanga-lawrence-signs/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:27:33 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59424 df-ntwbcfc

Danielle Fishel, star of Boy Meets World and its spinoff Girl Meets World, appears at Barnes & Noble to sign her memoir Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern on Monday September 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

86th & Lexington Ave
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

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NYC – Sisters Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/14/nyc-sisters-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/14/nyc-sisters-signing/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:33:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59418 sisters_cvrCartoonist Raina Telgemeier appears at Book Court on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM to sign her new book SISTERS!

About Sisters:

The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, Smile.

Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

Author Bio:

Raina Telgemeier is the creator of Smile, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. She is also the creator of Drama, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and received a Stonewall Book Award Honor. Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels. She lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband, Dave Roman.

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 875-3677

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