Simon Fraser (artist of 11th Doctor Who series) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, August 15th from 2:00 till 4:00 PM as part of their Doctor Who Day celebration! Plus Midtown Comics will hold a Doctor Who-themed trivia contest and a sale on Doctor Who items. Check with the store for further details.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Join “Queen of the Geeks” and creator of the hit comedy web series, The Guild, Felicia Day as she signs her new memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), at the ONLY Canadian stop on her book tour!
Indigo – Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5B 2H1, Canada
Actor Peter Facinelli (Twilight series and newly announced Maxwell Lord on Supergirl) and co-author Barry Lyga sign their new book After the Red Rain at Barnes & Noble on Thursday August 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Actress Alyssa Milano (Charmed, Who’s the Boss?) appears with writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign HACKTIVIST!
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Boston Comics Roundtable (BCR)’s new anthology Spellbound, the latest installment in their active tradition of collected work, presents an anthology that delves into city life through the lens of urban fantasy. This collection contains over a dozen stories by Boston-area, independent comic creators that challenge the way we view the world by adding a dash of the supernatural. Visually diverse, these tales reveal the magic in both the extraordinary and the mundane, putting a spin on reality.
The volume includes the work of Dan Mazur, author of Comics: A Global History, Colonial Comics editor and contributor J.L. Bell, and Emmy Award winning graphic designer Anthony Lathrop, to name but a few. With narratives exploring a host of topics from the struggle of wielding new powers, to the dark rites of Patriots fans, to the larger-than-life musings of inanimate objects, and finally getting to the bottom of where that Boston accent comes from, among others, the novel takes our city and pulls it through the looking glass to examine what it means to be a Bostonian. Officially debuting on July 31 at Boston Comic Con, Spellbound will also be available at select local comics shops and conventions. In addition, a book launch party will be taking place on July 18 at the Boston Comics Workspace located at 561 Windsor Street, Studio 306, Somerville, Mass. RSVP for the launch party on Facebook!
About the authors
Spellbound contains work from L.J. Baptiste, J.L. Bell, W.B. Clem, Patrick Flaherty, Mehitabel Glenhaber, Levon Gyulkhasyan, Paul Hanna, Youngjin Hur, Patrick Jordan, Anthony Lathrop, Dan Mazur, Greg Moutafis, John Quirk, Roho, Catalina Rufin, and Adam Tutkus. The anthology was edited by Olivia Li, Heide Solbrig, Ben Doane, and Jamie Koh.
About Boston Comics Roundtable
The Boston Comics Roundtable is a community of independent comics artists and writers based in the Greater Boston area, acting as a resource for local creators. We encourage development and collaboration and welcome anyone interested in creating or publishing comics, at all ages and levels of experience. Our weekly meetings revolve around discussions of news in comics, showing of members’ work, and the professional development of everyone involved. More information about BCR and our upcoming events can be found on our website at www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com
Nick Offerman, the star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe, appears at Chapters on Saturday, July 18th at 2:00 PM. His second book, Gumption: Relighting The Torch Of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, humorously highlights twenty-one figures from America’s history. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes why they inspire in him such great meaning.
*Line-up will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Individuals must have a purchased copy of Gumption: Relighting The Torch Of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers to be in line.
*Proof of purchase required from any Indigo, Chapters, WBB, Indigospirit or Coles location.
*Nick Offerman will personalize copies of his new book, Gumption and will autograph all other books.
*NO memorabilia or additional items will be permitted for the signing.
*Candid photos can be taken from the line-up only. No posed photography or selfies will be permitted while fans are getting their books signed.
4700 Kingsway, Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1, Canada
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Bookends on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 PM! The online entertainment mogul, actress, and “Queen of Geeks” will sign her new book, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost). Each person attending must purchase one or more books.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Boston Comic Con is partnering with the Red Sox to host the first ever Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park on Thursday, July 30. Fans are invited to watch the Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox (game time 7:10 p.m.) to kick off Boston Comic Con weekend (July 31 – August 2) at the Seaport World Trade Center. Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park will feature a pre-game ceremony with celebrity guests Manu Bennett of the hit TV series “Arrow” and cosplayers BelleChere as Captain Marvel, Bethany Maddock at Batgirl, Brian Anderson as Deathstroke, and Pat Covey as Captain America.
There’s a special ticket rate for the Red Sox game for Boston Comic Con guests: Red Sox-BostonComicCon tickets and a pre-game party on the Budweiser Roof Deck in right field from 5:40pm – 7:10pm. All guests of Boston Comic Con who come to the game come dressed in costume will receive a free hot dog during the pre-game party. Details on redemption will be shared with guests who purchase tickets. During the game, there will be live shots of costumed guests on the Jumbotron.
“Boston Comic Con and the Red Sox are a great match. People are passionate about their fandom, whether they are fans of comic books and pop culture or of baseball,” said Nick Kanieff, co-founder of Boston Comic Con. “We started as a small show nine years ago and have grown to become New England’s premier comic convention. The partnership with the Red Sox further solidifies Boston Comic Con’s local focus and our commitment to truly being part of the Boston entertainment and tourism community.”
Boston Comic Con is not only drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book fan base, but it is also growing into a destination event that brings thousands of tourists to Boston. During the three-day convention, A-list celebrities from science fiction, fantasy, and horror will participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo-ops, and autograph signings, alongside comic book creators who are showcasing their work. There are also auctions, cosplay shows and competitions, gaming tournaments, workshop sessions and a film festival.
About Boston Comic Con
The 2015 Boston Comic Con enters its 8th year with comic industry icon Stan Lee, 92, co- creator of Marvel Comics, leading the celebrity appearances over the three-day convention at the Seaport World Trade Center Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. Other celebrity guests include Billie Piper of “Doctor Who,” Hayley Atwell of Marvel’s “Agent Carter,” Thomas Jane of The Punisher, Robin Lord Taylor of the hit television show “Gotham,” Brett Dalton of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Manu Bennett of the hit TV series “Arrow,” Elvira, the one and only Mistress of the Dark, Bob Morley of “The 100,” Kat Graham of “The Vampire Diaries,” and Scott Ian of the heavy metal group Anthrax.
New this year – on Friday, July 31 is an opening kick-off party and “Drink and Draw” where comic book artists are on hand to draw for their fans who are enjoying a beverage. Other events include: 2nd annual Cosplay dinner cruise, an after-party at Laugh Boston, a comic film festival, a comic art auction on Saturday, August 1 with proceeds going to the Mike Wieringo scholarship fund for aspiring comic artists, and the annual Boston Comic Con Cosplay Costume Contest will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are only being sold online through Boston Comic Con. There will be no tickets purchased at the door.
Writer Barry Lyga appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel AFTER THE RED RAIN!
About this author
Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, and Hero-Type for HMH, Wolverine: Worst Day Ever for Marvel Books, and Archvillian for Scholastic. He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributors for ten years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, appears at Copperfields Books on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel, ARMADA!
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952