SF – Outtake-o-Rama 2016

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Futurama stars Billy West, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche plus Executive Producer David X. Cohen appear at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Saturday, January 21st at 4:00 PM! Hot off of sold-out shows in Los Angeles… don’t miss this chance to experience the most horrifically entertaining treasures ever mistakenly put down on tape by William Shatner, Richard Nixon, and many more.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Delaware Train Show and April Fools Toy Show (April 2017)

Convention Name
Delaware Train Show & April Fools Toy Show 2017
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyshows.org
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/02/2017
About This Convention
  On Saturday, April, 1st, 2017. The Delaware Train & Slotcar Show, will take place from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Nur Shrine Center, Route. 13 / 198 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.19720. Admission is $5.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 8:00am Admission.
It will feature over 150 tables of trains, accessories, slotcars, and some toys. Delaware Train Show will have a diversity of trains in all Scales and makes, We have a variety of unique dealers coming from up and down the east coast, The show has grown bigger every year. Train show is Saturday only.
On Sunday, April, 2nd, April Fools Toy Show the east coast largest toy show moves in. 175+ tables of new, collectible and antique toys. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 9:00am Admission. Collectors you don’t want to miss this show, Great food, Free parking. Rain or shine events. The Nur Shrine Temple, is convenient to I-95, I-295 and US Route 40. 3 miles from the Del. Mem. Bridges. 20 minutes from philly. For map or information on attending or participating in this show. Please go to our web site: www.toyshows.org or Call: 856-302-3606
Tables Are Available For Both Shows
Venue Name and Address
Nur Shrine Center,
198 South DuPont Highway,
New Castle, DE 19720
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
175
Projected Attendance
700
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles

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UK – Norse Mythology Launch Party

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Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline) appears at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM to discuss his new book, Norse Mythology, and the great Norse myths that inspire his award-winning fiction. Explore the fantastical realms of Gaiman’s fiction in this evening, as he talks about the origins of Norse tales and bringing their gods to life through his own writing. Tickets available at the link…

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Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd Unit 9, SE1 8XX London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7960 4200

Guests of Honor Announced for MoCCA Arts Festival 2017

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The Society of Illustrators is proud to share this year’s stellar list of Guests of Honor for the MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 1-2 at Metropolitan West in New York City. This year’s featured Guests of Honor are:

  • Acclaimed French cartoonist Blutch, whose graphic novel Peplum marks his second English- language translation, makes his first ever appearance at a North American comics festival.
  • Cliff Chiang, known for his “fluid and confident storytelling” in work on comics including Human Target, Beware the Creeper, Wonder Woman, and Paper Girls.
  • Artist Becky Cloonan, whose best-selling comics include Demo, East Coast Rising, American Virgin, Gotham Academy, The Punisher, and many others.
  • Illustrator Drew Friedman, recognized for his body of comics work as well as his unforgettable caricatures of celebrities and legends, political figures and performers.
  • British comics artist David Lloyd, best known as the artist of V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore, and the designer of the iconic Guy Fawkes mask since adopted by Anonymous.
  • American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints author Gene Luen Yang, the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellow, who will appear on Saturday only.

This diverse group of artists exemplifies the limitless aesthetic and social power of comics and cartooning. The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 1 – 2nd from 11:00AM – 6:00PM at Metropolitan West (636 W. 46th St.) with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

Price of admission is $5 per day and will grant attendees access to the Fest including the Exhibitors Hall, on-site Gallery space, and programming. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Children under twelve are free. Further scheduling information regarding our Guests of Honor’s visits will be available in future announcements.

Applications to table at the Fest are now available online, and will close on December 31st.

ABOUT THE GUESTS OF HONOR

Blutch
Born Christian Hincker in Strasbourg, France, comic artist and writer Blutch is widely recognized for his incredible draftsmanship and his affectionate, outsider’s take on American culture including cinema and jazz. His comics debuted in the magazine Fluide Glacial in the 1980s. Since then he has published many books with publishers including L’Association, Cornelius, and Dargaud. His books So Long, Silver Screen (Picturebox) and Peplum (New York Review Comics) have been translated into English, and his illustrations have appeared in publications including Libération and The New Yorker. In 2009, he won the prestigious Grand Prix at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France. His visit to North America is supported by Europe Comics

Cliff Chiang
Comic artist Cliff Chiang began his career as an illustrator for Disney Adventures Magazine and Vertigo/DC before moving on to freelance. His client list includes DC Comics, GQ Magazine, Lucasfilm, Warner Animation, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamics Forces Entertainment, and the ACLU. His artwork was used in the comics Human Target, Beware the Creeper and Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Green Arrow/Black Canary and Wonder Woman. He is currently working on the series Paper Girls with writer Brian K. Vaughan.

Becky Cloonan
At only 36, New York’s School of Visual Arts alum Becky Cloonan has already paved the way for women in comics. Her breakout hit, Demo (2004), a collaboration with Brian Wood, received numerous accolades and recognitions. Her first solo project,
East Coast Rising, released by Tokyopop in 2006, earned her a third Eisner nomination for Best New Series. In 2012 she became the first woman to draw a main Batman title. Following Batman, she did the art for The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and later created cover art and stories for Gotham Academy for DC Comics.

Drew Friedman
Award winning artist Drew Friedman’s comics and illustrations have appeared in Raw, Weirdo, American Splendor, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, SPY, MAD, The New Yorker, BLAB!, Time, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Entertainment Weekly, among many others. His work has been collected in several volumes, and The New York Times called his three volumes of Old Jewish Comedians “A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces.” His books of portraits, Heroes of the Comic Books and More Heroes of The Comics, published by Fantagraphics, have received high praise and recognition from the comics community. He is the subject of the upcoming documentary Drew Friedman: Vermeer of the Borscht Belt.

David Lloyd
British comic art David Lloyd’s career began in the 1970s creating art for Marvel UK titles. In 1982, author and editor Dez Skinn started production on Warrior magazine, and invited Lloyd to create a new pulp character. With the help of writer Alan Moore, the two conceived V for Vendetta, a dark comic featuring an anarchist anti-hero who battles with a fascist government while donning a Guy-Fawkes mask. DC Comics would later pick up the comic and transform it into a full graphic novel. In 2006, V for Vendetta became a full-length feature film, while the Guy-Fawkes mask illustrated by Lloyd has been used widely in protests throughout the world. Since the widespread popularity of V, Lloyd has worked on numerous other titles including Wasteland, Espers, War Story, The Territory, Kickback, among others. In 2012, Lloyd launched an online comics anthology called Aces Weekly.

Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang found early recognition in 2006 through his young adult (YA) book American Born Chinese (First Second Books), which became the first graphic novel to be a finalist for the National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award, as well as an Eisner Award. His next title, the diptych Boxers & Saints (also published by First Second Books), continued his winning streak, receiving the L.A. Times Book Prize. In January of 2016, Yang was appointed as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council; then later that year, he was named a MacArthur Genius.

About the Society of Illustrators and the MoCCA Arts Festival
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Notable Society members have been N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among many others. Our Museum of Illustration was established in 1981. We offer year-round themed exhibits, art education programs and annual juried competitions. Our Permanent Collection houses 3,500 pieces that are cataloged for scholarly use and displayed periodically. In 2012, we created the MoCCA Gallery with a focus on curated exhibits of comic and cartoon art.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

NEO Comic Con (August 2017)

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Convention Name
NEO Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.neocomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/20/2017
About This Convention
NEO Comic Con 3
Sunday, August 20th 2017
Soccer Sportsplex · 31515 Lorain Road · North Olmsted, Ohio 44070-4734Back for its third year – NEO Comic Con will please the comic book, toy & memorabilia collector & their family & friends. Special guests & artists! Over thirty vendors! Cosplay & costume contest! Gaming! Panels discussions! Charity event for Make-A-Wish! A lot of fun! And Even More Space – 25,000 Square Feet!
Children 12 & Under AND Cosplayers Get In FREE!

(W) www.neocomiccon.com
(E) info@neocomiccon.com
(F) www.facebook.com/NEOComicCon

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Venue Name and Address
Soccer Sportsplex – Excalibur Soccer Club
31515 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
2,200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA!

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Kid Kon (June 2017)

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Convention Name
Kid Kon
Convention Website Address
http://www.kid-kon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/10/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2017
About This Convention
The world’s first kid-centric comic con, focusing on the movies, TV shows, cartoons, comics, and games that appeal to the young… and the young-at-heart!
Venue Name and Address
Pasadena Conference Center
300 E Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
DJ Lance Rock, Lizzy Greene, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Carla Perez, Maria Olsen

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Cleveland Comic Book and Nostalgia Festival (March 2017)

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic Book & Nostalgia Festival
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/12/2017
About This Convention
Ohio’s Longest Running Comic Convention for 35 + years. The Comic Convention for True Collectors, Readers and Investors. Comics, Toys, Nostalgia. Hourly Prizes. Free Parking. Admission only $4.00, age 6 & under FREE.
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall
22001 Brookpark Rd
Fairview Park, OH 44126
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

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New Year’s PartyCon (December 2016 – January 2017)

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Convention Name
New Year’s PartyCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.newyearspartycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/30/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/01/2017
About This Convention
PartyCon is half convention, half social meetup, and 100% rockin’ New Years celebration! In addition to the New Years party essentials like music, tasty food, drinks, and dancing, we’ve added tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, anime screenings, and of course, lots of cosplay. You’ll also be able to meet comic artists, sci-fi authors, and buy awesome merchandise from dozens of vendors.

More than most geek gatherings, PartyCon emphasizes the social aspect of fandom. Maybe there’s a new board game you’re interested in, but you don’t have anyone to play it with. Play a demo match in our game room! Maybe your RPG group has broken up and moved away. Make some new friends and plot a new campaign as the balloons drop! Maybe you’re new to the area or it’s been tough to find that special someone that gets you. Kindle a new romance at one of our speed dating sessions and dance the night away!

And PartyCon is family friendly, too. Mom and dad can’t find a babysitter for the holiday? Bring the kids along and let their imaginations run wild! Whether it’s our Lego Building Contest or our Giant Nerf Battle, there will be plenty for them to do!

So if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to kick off the new year…
If the bar scene just isn’t for you…
If you’re tired of getting weird looks when you hit the dance floor in your hoop dress and steam-powered parasol…

…then join us at PartyCon!

Venue Name and Address
7736 Adrienne Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
35
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
Guests
Brad Guigar, Ken Hunt, Brian Keene

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UT – An Evening with Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith appears at Wiseguys Comedy Club on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 9:30 PM! Tickets available at the link…

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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Wiseguys Comedy Club
194 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 532-5233

NYC – Norse Mythology Launch Party

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Author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline) introduces and reads from his new book, Norse Mythology, a dazzling version of the great Norse myths, at Town Hall on Thursday February 9th at 7:00 PM. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. Neil Gaiman will also be joined in conversation with Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR & WNYC’s Ask Me Another. Plus, Q&A with the audience and book signing reception following the event. Get tickets beginning on December 06 at 12:00 PM EST which include a signed copy of the book.

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Town Hall
123 W 43rd St New York NY 10036
(212) 840-2824

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