Cincinnati Comic Expo Welcomes Comic Guests on Sept. 22-24th

Cincinnati’s First & Original Premier Comic Convention and Pop Culture Expo returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017!

What would a comic con be without the creators that imagine and conceive our favorite comics? At Cincinnati Comic Expo you can see creators of Marvel, DC, and independent comics. From Spider-Man to Wonder Woman; meet the creators, discover your new favorite series, and enjoy the heart of comic con.

That’s not all! As the region’s leading comicon, Cincinnati Comic Expo is staying true to the heritage of the event by bringing attendees the chance to meet the best and brightest from local industry talent. Coupled with rare and sought after signing events, it is an event that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Comic Creator Guests include:

  • Greg Capullo: Batman, Reborn, Spawn
  • Adam Hughes: Betty & Veronica, Wonder Woman, Batgirl
  • Chad Hardin: Harley Quinn, Spider-Man
  • William Stout: Jurassic Park, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
  • Darryl Banks: Green Lantern, Superman
  • David Michael Beck: Star Wars, G.I. Joe
  • Dave Aikins: Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Comics
  • Scott Beaderstadt: Trollords, The Mummy
  • Andy Bennett: Sherlock Holmes, Negative Burn
  • Craig Boldman: Archie, Action Comics
  • Johnny Desjardins: Vampirella, Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Corbyn Kern: Orphan Black, Back to the Future
  • Mark Kidwell: ’68, Battle Pope
  • Gavin Smith: The Accelerators, Human City
  • More to be announced in the future

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

CA – Walkaway/The Collapsing Empire Signing

Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi appear at Vroman’s Books on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 PM to present and sign their latest titles Walkaway and The Collapsing Empire. They will be joined by Amber Benson, one of the voices of the audio version of Walkaway.

Tickets are now available via Eventbrite.

Ticket Options Include:

$29.35  (tax included) includes one copy of Walkaway and a guaranteed seat at the event.

$28.26 (tax included) includes one copy of The Collapsing Empire and a guaranteed seat at the event.

Please note: You must buy one ticket/book through Eventbrite for a guaranteed seat.

One ticket/book = one guaranteed seat. A book purchased only through the store does not equal a ticket or seat to the event.
If you are in need of only the one seat but are interested in purchasing both books, we will have additional copies of both Walkaway and The Collapsing Empire available for sale on the night of the event.  

John Scalzi & Cory Doctorow will be signing copies of their books only.
Amber Benson will NOT be signing books this evening. 

 For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. 

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

TX – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM! Tickets available at the link…

In this live event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.

“I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art.

Today, as one of the most celebrated writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods, took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards—as did his bestselling young adult story, Coraline. Another children’s novel, The Graveyard Book, is the only work to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals – awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.

Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which has garnered a large number of accolades including nine Eisner Awards, was described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into “art.” Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the greatest epic in the history of the form, an issue of Sandman was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Two of Gaiman’s speeches have gone viral. One of them, “Make Good Art,” an inspiring commencement address from 2012, received 1.5 million views (Vimeo and YouTube), and proved so popular it was released as a book illustrated and designed by Chip Kidd.

A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading. He is a passionate advocate for books and libraries, and a supporter and former board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. His blog has more than a million regular readers, and more than two million people follow him on Twitter. Born in England, Gaiman lives in the United States and teaches at Bard College. He is married to artist/musician Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes
performs.

Neil Gaiman has been honored with numerous awards around the world. Altogether, he has received 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award, 2 Mythopoeic Awards, and 15 Eisner Awards. Other honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize (for his body of work), Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Defender of Liberty award, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts, one of the oldest American universities dedicated to the visual and performing arts and design.

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AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202

SD – An Evening w/ Kristin Chenoweth

Actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth performs at SD State’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 PM.

Press Release:

In an exclusive engagement, Woodbine Productions is thrilled to offer: “An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth” and welcomes Kristin Chenoweth as part of their 2016-2017 season.

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non Fiction Best Seller List.

In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” Notable television roles include appearances in “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and most recently “The Muppets.” In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film “Rio 2” and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in “The Peanuts Movie.” She starred in the indie teen drama entitled “Hard Sell” and additional film credits have included “The Boy Next Door,” “Deck the Halls,” “Twelve Men of Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” “RV,” “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Hit & Run” and “Family Weekend.” Chenoweth began pre-production on Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie,” set for a fall 2017 release and recently starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle.

Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her first album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records on September 23, 2016. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews. In 2017, Chenoweth will reunite with executive producer Bryan Fuller in his upcoming Starz series “American Gods,” in the role of Easter.

Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth’s accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming “The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre” in 2012. Kristin is also a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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SD State Performing Arts Center
1601 University Avenue, Brookings, SD 57007
(605) 688-6034

Dark Horse Comics Schedule for C2E2 2017

Press Release:

Visit Dark Horse Comics at C2E2 for free swag, such as comics, pins, postcards, and more! Check out our signings and panels too!

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

11:00–11:45 a.m. MAE: Gene Ha

12:00–12:45 p.m. CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES, EERIE: Justin Jordan

1:00–1:45 p.m. SPACE-MULLET!, ALABASTER, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

2:00–2:45 p.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk

3:00–3:45 p.m. HOUSE OF PENANCE, THE MIGHTY, LIGHT BRIGADE: Peter Tomasi

4:00–4:45 p.m. CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell

5:00–5:45 p.m. LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

6:00–6:45 p.m. THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal
SATURDAY, APRIL 22

10:00–10:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk

11:00–11:45 a.m. TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley

12:00–12:45 p.m. BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

1:00–1:45 p.m. BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

2:00–2:45 p.m. LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

3:00–3:45 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

4:00–4:45 p.m. KABUKI, AMERICAN GODS, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack

5:00–5:45 p.m. SPELL ON WHEELS: Kate Leth

6:00–6:45 p.m. DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER, VEIL: Greg Rucka

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

10:10–11:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk

12:00–12:45 p.m. BATTLEPUG, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Mike Norton

2:00–2:45 p.m. APOCALYPTIGIRL, THE TOMORROWS: Andrew MacLean

PANEL SCHEDULE
Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/Panels for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22
3:00–4:00 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Millennial’s Guide to Keeping Comics Alive

The integration of social media into society has completely changed how people communicate with each other, and the comics industry is not invulnerable to this change. Join Dark Horse creators Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl) and Kel McDonald (Buffy: The High School Years, Misfits of Avalon) to discuss the implications of social media on the industry and how creators use social media to engage with fans.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23
1:15–2:15 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Un-CONventional Superheroes

For decades, popular culture has been dominated by stories from superhero comic books. Most people can’t think of either superheroes or comics without thinking of the other. In recent years, Dark Horse creators have sought to pay homage to superheroes while also putting a modern spin on the idea of heroics. Join Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) for a lively conversation about superheroes and antiheroes in the modern era and how their characters seek to challenge society’s perceptions of the superhero.
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CA – Star vs. the Forces of Evil Signing

Series creator Daron Nefcy appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday April 22nd from 2:00 – 5:00 PM to close out the tribute art exhibition. Nefcy will be joined by Adam McArthur (voice of Marco Diaz), composer Brian Kim, supervising producers Dominic Bisignano and Aaron Hammersley, character Becky Dreistadt, and background artist Drake Brodahl for a panel with a signing to follow.  Tickets available at the link…

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

Rose City Comic Con 2017 Expands to 3-Day Event

This year Rose City Comic Con, Portland’s best comic and pop-culture convention, is expanding to a 3-day event and will now run September 8-10, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale and guests announcements have begun. The current guest list includes: “Weird” Al Yankovic, Felicia Day, Michael Rosenbaum, Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Grey Delisle, Neal Adams, Katie Cook, Mike Zeck, James O’Barr, and more.

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For further information and tickets, please go to the convention website: rosecitycomiccon.com

BoroughCon 2017 Announced for Memorial Day Weekend

Press Release:

Superhero, animation and gaming fans will soon converge on Utopia Parkway for a four-day celebration in a park-like setting.

St. John’s University will host BoroughCon, a new pop culture convention, over Memorial Day Weekend 2017, May 26-May 29. The event, which is expected to draw up to 20,000 attendees, will appeal to enthusiasts of heroic stories in film, television, gaming and graphic formats, as well as to those who enjoy anime and manga –animation and comics, respectively, in the Japanese tradition.

BoroughCon programming will include panels and autograph sessions with celebrities, gaming tournaments, screenings of both classic and as-yet unreleased films and TV shows, a vendors’ room and an artists’ alley. In addition to special programming for youth and children as well as their parents and grandparents, there will also be a cosplay competition.

“Cosplay is the performance art of creating costumes based on your favorite media characters, then embodying those characters for the audience,” BoroughCon CEO Matthew Goodison-Orr explains. “It has become a staple of these conventions, and cosplay is always one of the most popular draws.”

Media guests are currently being announced on BoroughCon.com and Goodison-Orr says, “BoroughCon will be able to deliver at least a couple of household names, as well as several actors well-known to everyone from all walks of life within the nerd community.”

Current guests include:
•    Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies)
•    Khary Payton (The Walking Dead, Young Justice, Teen Titans)
•    Dante Basco (Hook, American Dragon: Jake Long)
•    Steven Blum (animated voice of Wolverine, record holder for most video game credits)
•    Cree Summer (Codename: Kids Next Door, Inspector Gadget)
•    Jess Harnell (Crash Bandicoot, Animaniacs)
•    Grey DeLisle (Scooby-Doo, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
•    Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars: Rebels, Ghost in the Shell)
•    Chester Rushing (Stranger Things)
•    Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys, Family Guy)
•    Grizz Chapman (30 Rock, The Lair)

The nerd community, he said, includes fans of comic books, manga, gaming, and science fiction/fantasy movies and television shows—and a great many self-professed nerds live in underserved neighborhoods of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. Comic creators appearing include Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans), Mike Grell (Green Arrow, Jon Sable), Tony Bedard (Supergirl, Birds of Prey)  Mark McKenna (Combat Jacks, Exiles).

“Surprisingly, New York City and the surrounding area runs short of adequate event space despite the world-class sports and concert venues,” says Goodison-Orr, who, when he served three years as CEO of Orlando’s KnightroKon, catered to up to 40,000 fans a year. “None of the hotels have anywhere enough meeting space for a convention of BoroughCon’s size, and the Javits Center is already home to New York Comic Con, with which we have no desire to invite comparison. So my partners and I chose to focus on the Four Boroughs, and St. John’s became the clear choice.”

The decision to embrace the outer boroughs required very little persuasion.

“Queens has roughly the same population as Houston, and Brooklyn is almost the size of Chicago. Both those middle-American cities host multiple ‘cons’ annually. So why would we want to be the second-biggest-by-a-mile in Manhattan when we can build something new and different here?”

What will set BoroughCon apart, according to Goodison-Orr, is the degree to which fans will enjoy direct access to well-known guests.

“If you come to BoroughCon, you’ll get a chance to meet, shake hands with or get an autograph from someone whose work you admire,” he said. “BoroughCon will be for regular fans – the con for the rest of us.”

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For up-to-date information, visit boroughcon.com.

Bruce Timm Headlines SFCC 2017

Press Release:

Bruce Timm will be a guest artist at the San Francisco Comic Con on September 1-3, 2017 at Moscone West!

Bruce is best known for building the artistic foundation & style of the DC Comics animated universe, with Batman: The Animated Series, being an everlasting hallmark of his design, and co-creating the popular villain Harley Quinn.

There will be a San Francisco Comic Con print created by Bruce Timm, made available exclusively to attendees that reserve a hotel room in the SFCC room block.

Other guests include Nichelle Nichols, Ray Park, Arthur Adams, Bob Camp, Michael Golden, Alex Nino, Ariel Olivetti, and more!

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To pre-order tickets for the September 1-3, San Francisco Comic Con, and to book your hotel room in the discounted room block, please visit: www.sanfrancomiccon.com

CA – Soupy Leaves Home Signing

Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta, creators of Soupy Leaves Home, sign at Alakazam Comics on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00 PM.

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Alakazam Comics and Games
17777 Main St., Ste E, Irvine, California 92612
(949) 854-3744

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