Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015


New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

PA – Darth Vader & Friends Signing

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Press Release:

The ToonSeum is proud to present VADER AND FRIENDS: A Presentation and Book signing with best-selling author and award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

This beloved series of books asks the question “What if Darth Vader actively raised his son and daughter?” What if “I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars™ moments a fresh twist, showing that the trials and joys of parenting are universal, even in a galaxy far, far away.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the pitching and creation of one of the best-selling STAR WARS book series.

The cost for this event is $25 per person. This fee includes your admission to Jeffrey’s presentation and a copy of Darth Vader and Friends (a $14.95 value) which can be signed by the author. Tickets available at the link…

Each Single Ticket purchase = 1 admission and 1 copy of Darth Vader and Friends
Each Family Four Pack purchase = 4 admissions and 2 copies of Darth Vader and Friends
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time constraints the author will only sign books or prints purchased as part of this event.

945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CA – Star Wars Artifact Edition Signing


Writer/Artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Black Kiss, Satellite Sam) appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM to sign the STAR WARS ARTIFACT EDITION! The Gallery will also be exhibiting 30 pieces of original art from Star Wars’ first ever comics series released by Marvel in 1977. The exhibit will run from November 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016.

Press Release:

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery (SDCAG) is proud to announce the Comic Book Art of Star Wars exhibition, which will run from November 21st through January 31st, 2016. The exhibit will feature 30 pieces of rare Star Wars original art from the very first comic book series that was released by Marvel Comics in 1977.

The majority of these originals are from the first six issues, which adapted the blockbuster George Lucas film. Included in this landmark display are many key and historically significant pages.

Most art featured in this stunning exhibition are by renowned comic artist Howard Chaykin, who will be on hand at the SDCAG on Saturday, November 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, signing copies of the Star Wars Artifact Edition. This Artifact Edition is a 12″ x 17” oversized hardcover art book and features an incredible selection of Star Wars pages. Additionally, the book will include many other pieces of Star Wars art not in the exhibition

Each page of the Star Wars Artifact Edition is scanned from the actual original art and printed same size as the physical art boards. While appearing to be in black and white, an Artifact Edition features art scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of original art are clearly visible to the reader, including white out, blue pencil editorial notations, paste-over corrections and more.

The Star Wars Artifact Edition is the ultimate holiday gift for Jedi’s of all ages, and will be available at the SDCAG from November 21st, and in finer comic book shops on December 9th. You may also order it direct from the publisher at the link.

All artwork is courtesy of the David Mandel collection.

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

TX – Monstress/HULK Signing


Press Release:

Dragon’s Lair has an extra special event planned for Saturday December 5th! We are proud to host not one, but two noted creators; Marjorie Liu will be here promoting her new masterpiece Monstress and Greg Pak will be here to promote the Dec 2 release of The Totally Awesome Hulk!

They will be available to meet and sign from 12-6pm, and we will have copies of their new comics available for purchase!

Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

OR – The Comic Book Story of Beer Signing

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Authors Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith along with illustrator Aaron McConnell appear at Powell’s City of Books on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 PM! The Comic Book Story of Beer, the first-ever non-fiction graphic novel focused on this most favored beverage.

About the Authors
JONATHAN HENNESSEY is a veteran of the Hollywood film and television industry. He has worked as a story and screenplay analyst for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Phoenix Pictures, and has appeared on panels at New York Comic-Con and on The Rachel Maddow Show and The John Batchelor Show. MIKE SMITH has worked in breweries large and small for the last two decades. He is currently head brewer at Back East Brewing Company.

AARON MCCONNELL is an award-winning freelance illustrator, comics creator, and the artist of The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation; Forward, 54th!; and The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation of the Civil War. He received an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently a member of Periscope Studio. He has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics on such titles as Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane and Batman/Superman.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114

NY – Roz Chast Speaks


Cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Join us in a moderated conversation on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM with audience Q&A and a book signing to follow. VIP Includes a reception. Tickets available at the link…

NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 247-5200

CA – The Curvy Tree Signing


Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at Barnes & Noble – The Grove on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM for a book signing!

“The Curvy Tree” is the debut picture book from Chris Colfer! Once upon a time, there was a little girl who didn’t quite fit in. When she runs away, she happens upon a curvy tree who helps her understand the importance of being different! This picture book stands alone, but also plays an important role in the Land of Stories series–making this a must-have book for fans and new readers alike!

This is a wristbanded event.

A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase “THE CURVY TREE” or “THE LAND OF STORIES BOXED SET” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 5th at 9am.

About this author:
Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as “Kurt Hummel” on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. The Land of Stories is his first novel.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

New England Super Megafest Comic Con Announces Panel & Photo Op Schedule


New England Super Megafest Comic Con has announced their panel and photo op schedule for this weekend’s show on November 21-22, 2015 at the Sheraton in Framingham, MA.


5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Optional Early Advance Ticket Holder Attendee Check-In ONLY.

8:00 PM – 11:30 PM – COSPLAY COMEDY KICKOFF PARTY (separate admission)



9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Advance Ticket Holder Early Entry.


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – RICKY WHITTLE

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – MICHAEL BIEHN

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – NINJA TURTLES – MICHELAN SISTI and LEIF TILDEN with JUDITH HOAG


5:00 PM – 5:45 PM – Star Wars Trivia Contest

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Costume Contest

8:00 PM – Midnight – Saturday COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST Concert – included with admission!

9:00 PM – MIDNIGHT – Saturday Night CosCLUB Party – included with admission!



9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Advance Ticket Holder Early Entry.

12:00 – 12:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – NICHELLE NICHOLS

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – KEVIN MCNALLY

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – TATUM O’NEAL

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – CAROLL SPINNEY

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates




12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – Firefly: Out of Gas Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission!

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM – Firefly: Jaynestown Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM – Buffy: Once More With Feeling Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

5:00 PM – 6:45 PM – REPO! The Genetic Opera Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission




12:00 PM- 12:45 PM – WORLD BUILDING – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – SUPER-STORY TELLING THROUGH VIOLENCE – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – THE ART OF GENRE WRITING – Hosted by Stacey Longo and Matt Herring

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – COMBAT: TAKING ON THE MOUNTAIN – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – GETTING PUBLISHED 101 – Hosted by New England Horror Writers



11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – GETTING PUBLISHED 101 – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

12:00  PM – 12:45 PM – DR WHO 101 – Hosted by Matt Herring


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – THE ART OF GENRE WRITING – Hosted by Stacey Longo and Matt Herring

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates




NOTE: Professional Photo ops are purchased directly with photography company at convention.


11:15 – Bobby Hart
11:30 – Bob Morley (CANCELLED)
11:45 – Caroll Spinney
12:00 – John Schneider/Catherine Bach (Singles/Doubles)
12:30 – Michael Biehn
12:45 – Kevin McNally
1:00 – Judith Hoag
1:15 – Michelan Sisti/Leif Tilden (Singles/Doubles)
1:30 – Dennis Rodman
1:50 – Trish Stratus/Lita-Amy Dumas (Singles/Doubles)
2:00 – Richard Dean Anderson (CANCELLED)
2:50 – Ricky Whittle
3:00 – John Schneider/Catherine Bach with General Lee Car(Singles/Doubles) – note: line up at car
3:25 – TBA
3:45 – Nichelle Nichols
4:05 – Addy Miller
4:20 – Michael Winslow
4:30 – Peter Tork
4:45 – Kristanna Loken



11:00 – Bob Morley (CANCELLED)
11:10 – Caroll Spinney
11:20 – Bobby Hart
11:30 – Michael Winslow
11:40 – Tom Wopat/John Schneider/Catherine Bach (Singles/Doubles/Triples)
12:00 – Addy Miller
12:15 – Judith Hoag
12:30 – Michelan Sisti/Leif Tilden (Singles/Doubles)
12:45 – Michael Biehn
1:00 – Tom Wopat/John Schneider/Catherine Bach with General Lee (Singles/Doubles/Triples) – note: line up at car
1:35 – Nichelle Nichols
1:55 – Kristanna Loken
2:05 – Ricky Whittle
2:15 – Kevin McNally
2:30 – Peter Tork
2:45 – Richard Dean Anderson (CANCELLED)

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.


For information and tickets please visit the website: www.supermegafest.com

NYC – Totally Awesome Hulk #1 Signing


Writer Greg Pak (Astonishing X-Men, Skaar, Kingsway West) appears for a special event at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of Totally Awesome Hulk!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

UK – Goblins! Signing


BRIAN FROUD signs GOBLINS! at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 3rd December from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The bestselling team of artist Brian Froud and scholar Ari Berk have continued their exploration of the goblin realm, with a new and noxious version of the world-famous Goblins. For the uninformed, goblins are those maleficent creatures who cause all manner of havoc in the human realm. Now, thanks largely to Froud’s and Berk’s continuing carelessness, the viscid and largely nonsensical NEW volume has been unleashed on an unsuspecting public.

Among its pages are new letters of apologies and disclaimers complete with new, never-before-seen goblin art; a list of Gargle’s new titles, grants, entitlements, and responsibilities; and, sadly, much more! Also included is an envelope containing a new talisman that is guaranteed to ward off goblins.

Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. With his wife, Wendy, he has written Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales and Trolls. He is also the author of The World of the Dark Crystal and The Goblins of Labyrinth. He lives in Devon, England.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

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