Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. We’re going to Christmasland…
NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep. With the horrific tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith, Joe Hill has established himself as the premiere horror and supernatural thriller writer of his generation.
Joe Hill is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A.E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize, William Crawford, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Writer Mark Waid signs at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm!
One of the most prolific comic writers in the business, the Eisner award winning Mark Waid will be at our Anaheim Mega Store on June 22nd to sign your copies of the Eisner award winning Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk, Green Hornet, The Flash, Irredeemable, and too many more to list!
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Jeremy Bulloch signs at The Core on Father’s Day Weekend, June 15th from 11:00-5:00, and June 16th from 12:00-5:00! Mr. Bulloch will have many 8 x 10 photos of him as BOBA FETT available for purchase with autograph for only $25.00. He will sign your personal Star Wars items for $20.00.
Bring your camera and have photos taken for FREE with the purchase of an autograph. If you only wish to take a photo with Mr. Bulloch (with no autograph purchase) the price is $5.00.
Along with Mr. Bulloch’s appearance, members of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club will be on site at The CORE on Saturday helping with crowd control, posing for photos, and adding to the fun.
1926 Valley Park Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
For more on Motor City Comic Con’s overcrowding issue, check out our latest Scene on the Web Weekly.
Dear Motor City Comic Con fans,
Thank you so much for making the 2013 Motor City Comic Con our largest and most successful to date. Over 30,000+ fans came through the doors over the three-day period and we appreciate each and every one of you for attending.
With that said, we would also like to take this opportunity to apologize for the long wait times at our convention, particularly on Saturday. We just never expected 18,000+ people to attend that day, which was the same amount of people we had over the entire three days last year. We were literally hit with a “Humanity Bomb” and were not prepared for the sheer number of people attending, even with a large increase in our staff. The entire MCCC staff worked non-stop to move everyone in as fast as possible, which we realize wasn’t fast enough.
Given that we had every one of our employees and volunteers working diligently to get attendees in quickly, we were unable to respond to the multiple e-mails and social media messages alerting us of the issues you were having. Next year we will plan to have one person dedicated to e-mail and social media communication to better serve attendee’s needs.
We learned some valuable lessons this year and are already working hard to prevent these issues from happening again. We have already been in talks with Showplace management to begin working on solutions for 2014, which will be the 25th anniversary of the Motor City Comic Con. We truly hope you will accept our sincere apologies for any delays or inconveniences you may have experienced and will come back next year, as it will be better than ever. Sincerely,
Founder of the Motor City Comic Con
The Motor City Comic Con has massive overcrowding with 30,000 fans, the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival calls it quits, “Chew” goes Tarantino for SDCC, ComiXpress shuts down, Yahoo! buys Tumblr, cats living with dogs (okay, we’re kidding about that last part), but it’s all here in the latest Scene on the Web.
The Guardian Angels to Debut “Angels In Action” Reality TV Series at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2013
The Guardian Angels to Debut “Angels In Action” Reality TV Series at Philadelphia Comic Con 2013
“Angels In Action” on FirstRun.tv Network follows the true-life patrols of unarmed volunteers as they work to fight crime and safeguard streets.
Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2013 –(PR.com)– The Alliance of the Guardian Angels, in association with FirstRun.tv Network (www.FirstRun.tv) has begun production of “Angels In Action,” a new reality television series that captures the true-life drama and action of the Guardian Angels as they patrol inner-cities and communities to help citizens and police fight crime. Unarmed, and putting their own safety at risk, the organized teams of brave volunteers encounter drug dealing, prostitution, thieves, and more, as they traverse the streets. The debut episode, which follows Guardian Angels chapter teams in Philadelphia, PA, and Atlantic City, NJ, will make its worldwide debut at Comic Con in Philadelphia, May 30, 2013 through June 2, 2013. The reality series is broadcast exclusively on FirstRun.tv Network.
In the debut episode of “Angels In Action,” the Guardian Angels work with local law enforcement and residents in Philadelphia, PA to hunt down three suspects who allegedly broke into the home of a 63 year-old woman, and then robbed and raped her. In addition, the Guardian Angels patrol the downtown Philadelphia and intervene in a drug deal, take down and hand over the suspect to local police. In Atlantic City, the Guardian Angels investigate massage parlors that allegedly operate as fronts for prostitution. They encounter a woman who they suspect may be engaged in selling sex against her own free will.
Other episodes of “Angels In Action” follow the Guardian Angels in cities throughout the world, where their chapters have grown to 130 cities in 17 countries, and will a volunteer base of 5,000 members.
The Alliance of The Guardian Angels is a non-profit organization founded in New York by Curtis Sliwa in 1979. At the time, Sliwa was a night manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in The Bronx. Having to take the subway to and from work at late hours, Sliwa became fed up with the crime rate and lack of safety for passengers. He banded with a group of friends to begin weapons-free volunteer patrols of the New York City subways. With their signature red berets and red jackets, The Guardian Angels are now recognized worldwide as icons representing community safety, education, and youth development.
FirstRun.tv is an online television network launched in 2011 by Gary Kleinman, a former Walt Disney Studios Vice President. FirstRun.tv was designed ground-up to support and advance television’s move to the web. The network features ten channels of new online primetime shows from independent producers, and can be viewed free on any smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop computer, browser-capable gaming consoles, web-ready TV sets, and the Roku streaming player. Free apps are available for iPhones and Android phones. “Angels In Action” is produced in association with FirstRun.tv’s production wing, StoryArc New Media.
For more information, contact: press@FirstRun.tv or Gary Kleinman at 818-748-7630
More information on The Alliance of the Guardian Angles is available at: www.guardianangels.org
Writer John O’Bryan (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Motorcity) appears at Dark Delicacies on Sunday June 16th at 2 p.m. to sign his new book A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up.
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
The Cartoon Art Museum hosts the Third Annual Latino Comics Expo on June 1-2, 2013!
Attendance included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum
SPECIAL 2-DAY ADMISSION AVAILABLE FOR $10 – IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
The Latino Comics Expo, the nation’s first convention focusing on Latino creators and Latino-themed subject matter, returns for its third consecutive year at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, from Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 2, 2013. Mario Hernandez (Love & Rockets) highlights an all-star line-up of artists and writers including Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), Octavio Rodriguez (Pixar), Gabrielle Gamboa (Miss Lonelyhearts), Liz Mayorga (Spunky Cat Comix), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Daniel Parada (Zotz), Crystal Gonzalez (In the Dark), Jaime Crespo (Tortilla), Grasiela Rodriguez (Spadra), and many others.
“When Ricardo Padilla and I first started the Expo, we weren’t sure just how big the demand would be for a comic convention focusing on Latino creators and subject matter” says Expo co-founder Javier Hernandez. “But the response from attendees, as well as the artists, has been an enthusiastic affirmation of our dream.”
A special attraction this year are a variety of panels being offered to the public, including Professor Frederick Aldama (Your Brain on Latino Comics), who will discuss his new book Multimediated Latinos: Film, Television, Web, Comics and Latinos in the 21st Century. Filmmaker Jim Lujan, recipient of this year’s Bill Plympton Award for Indie Animation, will make his first appearance at the Expo, screening a selection of his animated films. For creative individuals seeking to produce their own work, Nathan Sabri and Jacob Kaufman, lawyers with the firm Morrison & Foerster, will lead a panel and answer questions regarding Intellectual Property and Copyright Law. There will also be a workshop for kids, where participants create their own comics.
This Year’s Latino Comics Expo is Dedicated to the Memory & Spirit of Spain Rodriguez, who passed away last year, and who was kind enough to participate in our 2012 Expo.
All events are open to the public and are included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum at 655 Mission Street, near Yerba Buena Gardens between New Montgomery and Third Street in San Francisco.
The Latino Comics Expo was co-founded by Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez to provide a showcase for Latino creators and others to share their work with the public. Through published comics, webcomics, graphic novels and other visual mediums, the Expo seeks to share the Latino-American experience through the diversity of the artists and their works.
The Cartoon Art Museum, founded in 1984, is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics in all their forms. The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.
PETER DAVID, acclaimed “writer of stuff,” including HULK, X-FACTOR, and STAR TREK, goes one-on-one with comics writer, editor, and critic DANNY FINGEROTH (author of SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH) for a freewheeling discussion.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2013
Event will be held at:
The Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street (between Houston and Prince), New York, NY 10014
Purchase ticket in advance: $10
Pay at the door: $15
ABOUT Peter David
PETER DAVID is a prolific, award-winning author whose career, and continued popularity, spans more than two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them. In the literary field, Peter has had over fifty novels published, including numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Peter’s comic book resume includes an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such varied and popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens, and many others. His website is www.peterdavid.net.
DANNY FINGEROTH was a longtime writer and editor for Marvel Comics and was Senior VP of Education at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA). He is the author of Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent; and co-editor (with Roy Thomas) of The Stan Lee Universe, a treasury of interviews, articles, and mementos relating to the co-creator of the Marvel Universe. Find out more at: www.dannyfingeroth.com.
Soho Gallery For Digital Art is a multi-purpose event space, art gallery and theater.
We are located at 138 Sullivan Street btwn Houston and Prince. The gallery is 2000 sq. feet on 2 floors with 16 40″ digital canvases that can be customized for any event as well as projector and screen in our 75-seat theater downstairs.
Centrally located in an iconic NYC neighborhood, SGDA has hosted all types of events; company parties, corporate meetings, product launches, film screenings, film shoots, art shows, fashion shows, theatrical performances and special occasions.
If you can dream it, we can do it.
Author Larry Tye speaks at the Cartoon Art Museum on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:30PM.
It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s SUPERMAN: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero. The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Larry Tye, who has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Tye will discuss and sign his latest book. This event is free and open to the public.
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105