August 15, 2014 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
TARA REID will make her very first Spooky Empire appearance this October in Orlando, FL!
TARA REID’s resume of films includes American Pie, Urban Legend, A Return to Salems Lot, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, The Big Lebowski and of course her most popular appearance of late the Sharknado films, Part 1 and 2 and rumored Sharknado 3!
TARA is ready to party with all of you at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend,
October 24-26, 2014 at the DoubleTree @ Universal Studios.
Get your advance tickets today, VIP Packages will be selling out quickly!
Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Eastwind Books on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm to present his latest graphic novel The Shadow Hero!
In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero.
The original Green Turtle comic only had a short run, but now Gene Luen Yang has revived the character, creating an origin story for a forgotten hero.
Hank just wants to enjoy his quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his mother wants him to become a superhero, and to clean up their Chinatown neighborhood! Can he find a way to live the life he wants and not disappoint his mother?
With artwork by Sonny Lieu, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Meet author Kazu Kibuishi at Books of Wonder on Tuesday August 26, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! He is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series and a collection of his popular webcomic, Copper. Kazu also illustrated the covers of the latest edition of the Harry Potter series.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Cartoonist Liz Prince appears at Skylight Books on Monday September 8th at 7:30 PM!
Razorcake and Skylight Books are teaming up to present graphic novelist Liz Prince, presenting her new graphic memoir Tomboy!
Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, but she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either (as she learned when her little league baseball coach exiled her to the distant outfield). She was somewhere in between. But with the forces of middle school, high school, parents, friendship, and romance pulling her this way and that, the middle wasn’t exactly an easy place to be. Tomboy follows award-winning author and artist Liz Prince through her early years and explores—with humor, honesty, and poignancy—what it means to “be a girl.”
From staunchly refuting ”girliness” to the point of misogyny, to discovering through the punk community that your identity is whatever you make of it, Tomboy offers a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking account of self-discovery in modern America.
Liz Prince’s first book, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, was nominated for several awards and won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut in 2005. Born in Boston, MA, she grew up in Santa Fe, NM, and has been drawing comics since the third grade. She has since produced many of her own comics and mini-comics, which mix her real-life foibles with charming cartooning and comic timing. Fans have described her work as being “cute,” making them feel “warm and fuzzy,” or simply being “too much information.” She now lives outside of Boston and drinks more than her fair share of coffee.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nerdageddon is proud to welcome local artist and writer Katie Cook on Sunday August 17th from 2:00-5:00 pm. Katie Cook currently works on IDW’s #1 title, “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” and has also worked on Star Wars, Fraggle Rock, and her own web comic – Gronk. This is your chance to meet and chat with Katie Cook while checking out some of her amazing original works.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
117 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
Meet author Kazu Kibuishi at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM! He is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series and a collection of his popular webcomic, Copper. Kazu also illustrated the covers of the latest edition of the Harry Potter series.
Barnes & Noble
3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold, NJ 07728
Kazu Kibuishi appears to celebrate the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape From Lucien at Little Island Comics and the Toronto Public Library on Monday, August 25th 2014!
6:00-7:00 PM @ Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch (560 Palmerston Avenue, just North of Bloor)
Talk and Painting Demonstration with Kazu Kibuishi
7:30pm @ Little Island Comics (742 Bathurst, just South of Bloor)
Book Signing with Kazu Kibuishi
Books will be available for purchase at both venues.
The long-awaited sixth volume of the Amulet series will be released next month! Join us as we welcome Kazu Kibuishi on Monday, August 25th for the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien!
The evening’s festivities begin at the Palmerston Branch of Toronto Public Library, where Kazu will give a talk about the Amulet books and demonstrate some of the painting techniques he uses to create the art for Amulet. Admission to the talk is free, and copies of the book will be available for sale on site. Please note that seating is limited, and admission to the talk is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Then, at 7:30, the celebration moves down the street to Little Island Comics, where Kazu will be autographing copies of the new book for fans. Please join us for either or both of these events!
Can’t wait for Amulet Book Six? Why not pre-order your copy from Little Island Comics today? Pre-order a copy (or copies!) of Amulet Book Six from Little Island Comics before Monday, August 25th, and you’ll get an exclusive mini-print of Amulet art when you pick up the book. You can pick up pre-ordered copies at the Launch with Kazu Kibuishi, or whenever it’s convenient for you. Head in to Little Island Comics or The Beguiling to pre-order today!
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Kazu Kibuishi appears at Chapters on Saturday, August 23rd from 2:00 – 3:00 PM to sign his latest book Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien. Get it here first on August 23rd before the offical on-sale date!
RSVP on Facebook!
52 Quarry Edge Dr Bovaird/Hwy 10, Brampton, ON L6V 4K2
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Dragon’s Lair on Monday August 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to sign Girls With Slingshots! She’s on a coast-to-coast signing tour to celebrate the strip’s 10th anniversary.
Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
July 28, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.
“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”
The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.
Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.
Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.
Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.
“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”
New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.
Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.
“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”
More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.
For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.