DC – An Evening with Trevor Noah


Comedian Trevor Noah appears at Sixth & I on Saturday, November 19th at 7:30 PM to present his new memoir BORN A  CRIME! Tickets available from Politics & Prose.

Host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah gained an international audience at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his furiously energetic and hilarious one-man show, The Racist. Now he looks back over the experiences that have fueled his career, charting his coming-of-age in South Africa. Born to a white, Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, Noah was, under apartheid, illegal; after apartheid, as the country came to grips with its past and the chaos of its future, he developed a keen eye for the absurdities of politics, race, and nationalism. If survival is the theme of his book, his mother, the consummate survivor, is its heart, and Noah’s depictions of her fierce Christianity, her savvy hustling, and her determination are as moving as they are funny.

This event will not include a public signing; all books will be pre-signed by Noah.

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Sixth & I
600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Pop Con Milwaukee Reveals Autograph Prices Plus Jim Steranko VIP Package

Press Release:

Jim Steranko VIP Package Revealed for Pop Con Milwaukee, Nov. 5-6, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Milwaukee, WI



Jim SterankoJim Steranko VIP Details

Pop Con Milwaukee is both happy and proud to announce the details of the Jim Steranko VIP package. Appearing on both November 5th and November 6th, 2016 at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Jim Steranko will be celebrating 50 years as an innovative comic creator. The cost of the VIP package is only $25.00!!!! For those lucky enough to attend, the VIP package will include:

  • Weekend Admission To the Show
  • Complimentary 2016 Pop Con Milwaukee Inaugural Poster featuring Jim Steranko and his 50 years in the comic industry. The poster was personally designed by Jim Steranko. As an added bonus, Jim Steranko will personally sign each poster, free of charge.
  • Additional signatures on any non CGC items are only $10.00 each.
  • VIP ticket holders will have access to Jim Steranko VIP 50th anniversary event. For those lucky enough to attend, you will be able to mingle with Steranko, ask questions, and help him celebrate his 50th anniversary event. The event will take place from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Saturday evening after the show.
  • Group Photo Op with Jim Steranko for VIP package holders only! For those familiar with the Comic Con circuit, Jim Steranko does not do photo ops or pose for photos. He has never done it, but for Pop Con Milwaukee, Steranko has agreed to a free group photo op with VIP members.
  • Also, as a Pop Con exclusive, Jim Steranko has agreed to one-on-one additional photo ops for VIP members only. The fee is only $25.00 in addition to your VIP ticket, but this is the first and only time he has ever agreed to photo ops. Have your picture taken with Steranko!

Very Limited with over half sold on pre-sale. These will sell out! VIP tickets can be reserved by emailing Troy at troy@mearsonline.com  or calling (414)-301-9536.

Pop Con Milwaukee is only 10 days away. Comic legend Jim Steranko and Carroll Spinney (Big Bird) lead our list of special guests.

Pop Con Milwaukee will combine quality dealers, affordable pricing, and classic celebrity guests from the fields of sports, entertainment, music, and TV/Movie. The stars will be present to personally meet with you have your photograph taken, and obtain autographs. No autographs will be priced over $20.00, with many celebrities signing and posing for free pictures.

The event will be held November 5th & 6th, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221, located moments from the Mitchell International Airport. Plenty of FREE parking.

Advanced admission tickets ($10.00 for a weekend pass) are on sale now at the Pop Con Milwaukee website and are available for immediate purchase on location at Grave Yard Records and Movie Maniacs located at 1013 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172. VIP tickets will be announced shortly.

Show Hours: For those that purchase advance tickets, on Saturday, November 5th, you will be able to redeem your ticket for your Pop Con entrance wristband between the hours of 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Once you have your wristband, you will be able to enter first when the doors open at 10:00 AM and this will allow you to avoid the anticipated long lines. General Admission tickets will go on sale at 11:00 AM.

SPECIAL NOTE: On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, we are offered free admission to all military, police, fire, and rescue personnel that show valid identification. Limited amounts of Sunday tickets are available, so please order in advance.

Dealers will be carefully screened and selected. All autograph dealers must sell authenticated items, no exceptions. Confirmed dealers will be specializing in Sports, Breweriana, Comics, Military, Autographs, Political, Hockey, Horror, and must more.

It is our goal to “celebrate” the dealers, and to support them as stars of the convention. If you go to the exhibitor’s link on our homepage, you will see the graphics which have been created to promote the vendors/artists who will be appearing at the show. With low table fees and a big advertising budget, it is our goal to create an environment which will be profitable for those in attendance. We have already confirmed several old time collectors that are bringing rare items to the show.

A local pinup photograph troop, “Heels for Combat Boots”, will be appearing in vintage WW2 clothing and will be available for FREE photographs and autographs.

The R2D2 Builders club will be showcasing actual, movie accurate remote controlled robots.

Grappling fans can meet the stars of MIAW wrestling Billy E. Goat, TC Washington, The Professor, Johnny Swashbuckle, Juan Hernandez, Zack McGuire, Angel Armani, Xavier Mustafa, The Candyman, Silas Young, and many more heroes of the ring. AWA wrestling legend “Jake “The Milkman” Milliman will be making a rare public appearance. The wrestlers will be appearing both days to sign free autographs, pose for pictures, and answer questions about the rigors and highlights of professional wrestling.


There are over 20+ scheduled autograph guests, all costing $20.00 or less. The promoters in conjunction with the guests worked hard to keep pricing affordable and family friendly.

Carroll Spinney (Bird Bird / Oscar the Grouch)

Autographs any items $20.00
Photo ops: $20.00
Combo: $30.00

Bobby Clark (the Gorn) Star Trek the Original Series
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Op Only $20


Greg The Hammer Valentine
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Honky Tonk Man
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Don Pedro Colley
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Melissa Cowan (Walking Dead Bicycle Girl Zombie)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10


Betty Spinks (Author/Wife of Leon Spinks)
Signed Books $20

Beth Horn (Venom: American Gladiators)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10
William Romeo (Mayhem: American Gladiators)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10

Alloy Ash (Tattoo Model, Fast & Loud)
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $20
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops
Rod Haase (First Flash)
Autograph $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops

Richard Hatch (1st Survivor Winner)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops

Felix Silla “Cousin It, Twiki (Buck Rogers), Child Ape (Planet of the Apes)”
Autographs $20.00 (free table photo with autograph purchase)
Photo Op Only $20

Dennis Biddle “Negro League Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

James Beckum “Negro League Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

Sam Williams “Milwaukee Bucks Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

Ari Lehman (1st Jason)
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase

Hippie Tom (American Pickers)
Autographs Free W/ Purchase of Photo
Photo Ops: Free


2017: Next Show

With dates booked for 2016, 2017, 2018, we are committed long term to providing collectors and dealers in the mid-west with a first rate convention experience which will be affordable and family friendly. 2017 invited guests include the four original Godzilla suit actors: Haruo Najakima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Mizuho Yoshida, Sutoma Kitagawa, Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Reb Brown (Captain America), Jackson Bostwick, (Shazam), Allen Bellman (Timely/Marvel Artist), Arvell Jones (Marvel Artist), Keith Pollard (Marvel Artist), Ron Wilson (Marvel Artist), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Lou Ferrigno (Hulk), Pete Rose, Mike Grell (Comic Legend) with more announcements to come.

MA – Chris Hardwick’s Id10t Tour


Comedian Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, @midnight, Talking Dead) performs at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries. Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 1M subscribers; 2.4M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages over 6 million monthly downloads.

Nerdist also produces content for television including “All Star Celebrity Bowling” for AMC and “In the Name of Science” for National Geographic Channel. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International.

On top of his Nerdist responsibilities, Chris is the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discussed the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His top rated late-night show, @Midnight airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 248-9700

SF – Legend of Korra Panel & Signing


Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco, and Dan Parsons appear on a panel moderated by Andrew Farago at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link… *Premium tickets include a private post-event signing with the panelists.

Press Release:

Calling all benders! Go behind the scenes of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender with special guests voice actors Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco and Avatar: Legacy illustrator Dan Parsons. Cosplay highly encouraged! All ages welcome.

Janet Varney (voice of Korra) is a comedian, actor, writer and producer known for her roles as Becca on FX’s You’re the Worst and as the host of TBS’s Dinner and a Movie. She is also known in San Francisco as the founder of the annual comedy festival San Francisco Sketchfest.

John Michael Higgins (voice of Varrick) is an actor and voice actor whose credits include Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries, Pitch Perfect, Yes Man, Bad Teacher, and many other films and television shows.

Mindy Sterling (voice of Lin Beifong) is known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers films as well as roles in Con Man, LegitChowder, iCarly and Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm.

Dante Basco (voice of Zuko and General Iroh) is known for his role as Rufio in the 1991 film Hook. He was also the voice of Jake Long in the Disney series American Dragon: Jake Long.

Dan Parsons (illustrator of Avatar: Legacy) is an illustrator and comic book artist who is best known for his work on Star Wars comics and Game of Thrones.

Andrew Farago (moderator) is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum and the author of many books on cartooning including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History.

Presented by Friends for Benefits and the Cartoon Art Museum

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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

CA – Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie Signing


Join authors Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, and David Mandel as they discuss and sign Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie at the Grove on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 PM!

This event is open to all but priority seating and access to the signing line will be granted to customers who purchase Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning Wednesday, November 9th at 9am.

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book.

About the Authors:
Brandon Alinger is the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of Prop Store and the author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy.

Wade Lageose is a graphic designer/artist who specializes in the entertainment field.

David Mandel is an Emmy– and Writers Guild Award–winning writer for Saturday Night Live (1992–95), Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He currently serves as executive producer and showrunner of HBO’s Veep.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

Hasbro Announces HasCon 2017


Press Release:

HASBRO announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

MA – An Afternoon w/ Bryan Cranston


Bryan Cranston (All the Way, Breaking Bad) appears in discussion with WGBH’s Jared Bowen about his new book A Life in Parts on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The discussion will last approximately one hour and 30 minutes. The price of admission will include a copy of A Life in Parts. Tickets are available at the link…

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy’s destiny, until one day his father disappeared. Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.

Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he’s played in real life—paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father. Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.

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Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-8300

SF – iZombie Co-Creator Signing


Chris Roberson (co-creator of the WB’s iZOMBIE, writer of Fables, Masks, and of BPRD and Witchfinder) will be doing a free public signing at Comix Experience on Sunday November 13th, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

MA – Hanna-Barbera Exhibition Opening


The Norman Rockwell Museum opens an exhibition of Hanna-Barbera animation art on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM with commentary by Jesse Kowalski, Exhibition Curator, and special guest Tony Benedict, Hanna-Barbera Writer.

Press Release:

Remember Saturday morning cartoons with cereal on a TV tray? From the late 50s through the 80s, animation powerhouse Hanna-Barbera created most of America’s favorites.

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Creating hit shows such as The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, and many others, Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse. Join us for the opening of this special exhibition, explores the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations. More than two hundred works are featured, including original animation art, sketches, model sheets, archival materials, toys, products, and interactive activities.  Read more…

Special Exhibition Preview Talk at 4 p.m. with Jerry Beck, animation historian and author of The Hanna-Barbera Treasury

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

OR – Brian Posehn Signing


Comedian/Comic Writer Brian Posehn (Deadpool, The Last Christmas) appears at Excalibur Comics on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM for a signing!

Excalibur Books & Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

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