OH – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman appears at the KeyBank State Theatre on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

“I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art. Today, as one of the most celebrated, bestselling writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. In his 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.”

Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books. Gaiman’s best-selling 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.

KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square
1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Performance Art Theatre
(216) 241-6000

Gem City Comic Con Welcomes P. Craig Russell to Their 2018 Show

Gem City Comic Con is pleased to welcome P. Craig Russell to our 2018 show!

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven and DrStrange, he went on to become one of the pioneers who opened new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart (The Magic Flute), Strauss (Salome) and Wagner (The Ring of the Nibelung). Russell is also known for his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series as well as his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Coraline, Murder Mysteries and American Gods.

For more info visit gemcitycomiccon.com

Ally Sheedy attends her first Con at Monster-Mania Con!

We are VERY excited to announce that ALLY SHEEDY will be joining us for her FIRST CON EVER appearance at MONSTER-MANIA CON 39 the weekend of MARCH 9-11th in Cherry Hill, NJ!

ALLY starred in films that defined a generation. ALLY is easily recognized for her role as ALLISON RENYOLDS in the 1985 JOHN HUGHES classic coming of age comedy-drama THE BREAKFAST CLUB. The stars of the film were dubbed “The Brat Pack” by the media. THE BREAKFAST CLUB is considered to be one of the very best high school films and was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Registry.

Also in 1985 ALLY starred in Joel Schumacher’s ST. ELMO’S FIRE. ALLY played the role of LESLIE HUNTER in the film, making this the second popular film ALLY starred in within the same year. The next year ALLY played the lead role of STEPHANIE SPECK in director John Badham’s sci-fi comedy SHORT CIRCUIT. Previously ALLY had worked with John Badham’s popular cold war sci-fi film WARGAMES. In 1987 ALLY again had the lead role in a comedy, starring as the character JESSE MONTGOMERY in MAID TO ORDER.

ALLY has starred in many film and television projects including the television horror film THE HAUNTING OF SEACLIFF INN, BAD BOYS, ONLY THE LONELY, HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK, MACON COUNTY JAIL, PSYCH, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, LITTLE SISTER, RED SHOE DIARIES and many, many more!

Please join us in welcoming ALLY SHEEDY to her FIRST CON EVER appearance with us at MONSTER-MANIA CON 39 in Cherry Hill, NJ!
Please LIKE and SHARE this announcement. For tickets be sure to visit our website at www.monstermania.net

MA – Joe Perry Signing

Joe Perry appears at Newbury Comics on Thursday January 29th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of Sweetzerland Manifesto.

Wristbands necessary to attend event and will be given out with purchase of “Sweetzerland Manifesto” at the Newbury St store only beginning on the album release date (1/19). Purchase of CD required for autograph.

Newbury Comics
332 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-4930

Greg Ayres & Monica Rial Appear at Anime Boston 2018

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its first round of North American guests of honor today. Greg Ayres and Monica Rial will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

Greg Ayres has been blasting his way through 2017! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in Dragon Ball Super earlier this year as Frost, and equally excited to help blast bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. 2017 also gave him the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast, and he will also be appearing in Haikyu as Yu Nishinoya, as well as voicing Zenji Marui in Food Wars.

With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta. He’s thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrilled to follow that up the in the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara.

Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang), Hetalia (Belarus), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), My Hero Academia (Tsuyu), One Piece (Tashigi), Ouran High School Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Saga of Tanya the Evil (Tanya), Seraph of the End (Krul), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Watamote (Tomoko), Yona of the Dawn (Yona), and many more.

You can catch her as Bulma in Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Super currently on Toonami. She voiced Jubilee on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and has also appeared in several video games including Ms. Splosion Man, Tribes Ascend, Smite, the Angry Birds series, Borderlands 2, Dungeon Boss, and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel.

Previously announced guests include FLOW and Asaka.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

Jason Momoa rides the wave to MegaCon!

Justice League’s and Aquaman’s Jason Momoa announced for MegaCon 2018!

Get your tickets today and dive into #MegaCon18 with Aquaman!

www.MegaConOrlando.com/tickets

Wizard World Problems

Wizard World

 

Bleeding Cool discusses Wizard Worlds mounting issues.

Wizard World has released their 10Q financial statement for 2017. And as ever, all those numbers stacked up against each other make for a fascinating read, comparing their financial statements as of September 2017 to those as of December 2016…

Read the rest of  Rich Johnston’s article here!

SF – Cartoon Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Press Release:

Join the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, January 20, 2018 as we celebrate our new location at 781 Beach Street, near Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and the Cable Car Terminus.

Special guests Gary Amaro, Mark Badger, Lee Ballard, Nick Dragotta, Steve Purcell, Ben Seto, and Jon Way$hak appear for a signing from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to close the Tribute to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy exhibition, which concludes Monday, January 29th.

After a two-year hiatus, the museum is thrilled to be open to the public again with our first round of exhibitions:

A Tribute to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy (October 28, 2107 – January 29, 2018)

The Cartoon Art Museum pays tribute to creator Mike Mignola with an exhibition featuring original artwork from today’s top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have drawn inspiration from the master storyteller’s signature creation. Featured artists include Harry Bliss (The New Yorker), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Sam Kieth (The Maxx), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Steve Purcell (Sam & Max), and Kent Williams (The Fountain), among others.

Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier (October 28, 2107 – March 19, 2018)

Celebrate the comics of San Francisco native Raina Telgemeier including her highly popular autobiographical works Smile and Sisters, her award-winning graphic novels Drama and Ghosts, and her acclaimed adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitter’s Club series.

Emerging Artist Showcase: Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina (October 28, 2017– February 12, 2018)

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

DeLand Comic and Collectibles Show is this Sunday!

Sunday, January 14, 2018 come check out great vintage collectibles for sale from the following vendors

Jim Carasells Collectibles, Half Gringo Comics (Tony Hines), Chet Szydlowski of All Star Cards and Comics, Russell Morrisson of Closet Warriors, FeedYour Imagination, Cloak and Dagger Comics, Comic Central(Tyson Schneider), Captain Kirk’s Geek Shop, Davy’s Toys, Fred’s Cards, All Kinda Toys, Phillip Gary, MHB Collectibles, Dave Grover Toys, Danny Trott of Castle Collectibles, Brightest Night Comics, TD Collectibles, Toys Around the Clock, Doc’s Comics and Collectibles, A to Z Collectibles, Mark Gmuer Collectibles, Al Wittnebert of AW Autographs, Jason Ficentise of J and M Collectibles, Hippie-Avenger Comics, Aaron’s Collectibles, Smash Comics, Cruz Cibarra, Eric Woller of Cupcake Carnage, Vinyl Vault, Daryll Gunter of Capitol City Comics, Angelo Crawford of Hot Shot Toys, Leah Butler Crawford of Grave Yards Offerings, Homemade Holly, Double Lucky Enterprises, Ed Grekoski Comics, Pam,s Secondhand Childhood, Dave’s Comic Box, Rare Quality Deals, Jerry and Janet Wagner, Zedia’s Toys, WT Bazaar, Cliff’s Books of DeLand, 31 Daniel Collectibles, Debi Brocklehurst, R. C. Rey, Mister P’s Beej Jerky, Jason Queen, Ryan Miller, David Sanford, Not Just Cardboard, Jim Whipkey Collectibles, Gary Hackett Collectibles, Allen’s Action Figures, B&N Metal Art, Michael Nahirny, Kremer Packaging, Rick Schreiber of Infinte Mushroom Comic and Gaming Shop, Pop Culture Playground.

They will be set up at the DeLand Comics and Collectibles Show. It will be held at the Volusia County Fair Grounds 3150 East New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32724.
Indoors – Rain or Shine, Plenty of FREE Parking. Food is available on site.
Admission only $5 at the door,12 and under FREE w/Adult . Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM

OH – 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 Aronoff Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

International best-selling author Neil Gaiman has always been vocal about his love for and support of libraries. He often credits them with his distinguished career. And now, thanks to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, his fans will have the chance to see him in person.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will be selling Gaiman’s books at the event, including a limited number of pre-signed books. Gaiman is not signing books after the event.

An Evening with Neil Gaiman is made possible in part by the Friends of the Public Library and the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe fund.

About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman was born in the United Kingdom and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula K. LeGuin, and G.K. Chesterton. 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. Gaiman teaches at Bard College and is married to artist/musician Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes performs.

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 (U.S.) and Carnegie (U.K.) medals — awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.

Gaiman’s groundbreaking ‘Sandman’ comics has garnered a large number of accolades, including nine Eisner Awards, and an issue of ‘Sandman’ was the first comic book to receive literary recognition by winning 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. His work Neverwhere was broadcast as a BBC radio adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch and, locally, is being presented as a play by the Know Theatre. And he scripted two Doctor Who episodes; ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ and ‘Nightmare in Silver’.

Gaiman’s best-selling contemporary fantasy novel American Gods, which won Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards, was made into an American television series for STARZ. Good Omens, a book he co-authored with Terry Pratchett, will debut as a six part series on Amazon Prime in 2018. A four-part series, Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories, based on Gaiman’s short stories, debuted on Sky network in the U.K. and will debut on the Shudder network in the U.S. in August 2018.

Altogether, Gaiman has received four Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, a British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, an International Horror Guild Award, two Mythopoeic Awards, and 15 Eisner Awards. In 2017 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees appointed Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador.

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TICKETS:
Tickets go on sale Jan. 8, 2018.
$5 apiece (limit four per person)
There are 50 VIP tickets (limit two per person) available for $100 which grant a meet-and-greet with Gaiman.
To purchase tickets, go to CincinnatiArts.org; call 513-621-2787; or visit the CAA ticket office at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2517

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