Spooky Empire Reschedules convention for December!

spooky_decemberAfter many conversations with the convention center, hotels, agents and staff it looks like we have secured dates to reschedule Spooky Empire!

So please join us for a special Spooky Empire convention this December 2-4, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

We are working very hard on getting the guest list together and should have some announcements this week. We are working hard on booking some of the guests that were to attend last weekend.

Anyone that has purchased advanced tickets for the October Spooky Empire, we are giving you two options…your tickets will be accepted at either the December rescheduled event OR the April convention (April 21-23, 2017) For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events.

If you are a VIP package holder, please contact us to let us know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
(Emails will be going out to all ticket holders within the next 24 hours)

Due to the rescheduling of this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events, these tickets are transferable. They may be sold or given to someone that can use them.

EXHIBITORS AND TATTOO ARTISTS: Your booth space will be available to you for either December OR April. However, we do need to know ASAP so that we can plan the space accordingly for each show. Emails are going out to all of you as well.

For everyone that has supported Spooky Empire over the last week, you will not be forgotten!! Everyone that contributed will be a part of this event in one way or another. Your generous contributions will go towards the expenses associated with making this rescheduled event happen. We are forever grateful and humbled by everyone’s support, patience, dedication and generosity. This is truly a family! The thought of possibly having to close Spooky Empire for good was the worst possible outcome for us, and all of your support this past week made us realize we have to do whatever we can to keep moving forward!

Stay tuned for updates!


Thanks so much!

MA – MICE 2016 Kick-Off Party


Hub Comics hosts the MICE kick-off party on Friday October 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM featuring artists Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Wren McDonald (SP4RX), Jeremy Sorese (Curveball),  Sara Varon (Sweaterweather), Drew Weing (The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo), Greg Cook (Friends Is Friends), Joel Gill (Bessie Stringfield) and Jason Rodriguez (Colonial Comics)! They will also appear that weekend at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE).

RSVP on Facebook!

Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

OR – Awkward Yeti Signing


Nick Seluk, the creator of Awkward Yeti, signs his new collection at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM!

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005

NYC – Mosaic #1 Signing


Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez appear at Royal Collectibles next week on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign Marvel’s all-new Mosaic #1!

Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

CA – Marvel NOW! Writers Signing


Writers Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday October 12, 2016!

10AM: Meet the creator of the newest anti-hero: MOSAIC
Geoff Thorne signs copies of the new issue #1… and all the variants!

6pm: Gerry Duggan joins Geoff to launch a new series for Marvel NOW: SOLO #1. He’s like the Jason Bourne of the Marvel Universe.

Gerry is also the acclaimed writer of many Deadpool series & other marvel & Image comics and will sign copies as well.

RSVP on Facebook!

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

NYC – Awkward Yeti Signing


Nick Seluk, the creator of Awkward Yeti, signs his new collections at Strand Book Store on Saturday October 8th at 7:00PM!

Vigorously demanded and highly anticipated, Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts is the follow-up to the tremendously popular New York Times bestseller, Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection. Gut Instincts features the same lovable characters from Awkward Yeti and introduces a host of other vital organs like insatiable Tongue, irritable Bowels, and abused Stomach–all of whom we know so well despite having never met them.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – Brian Kesinger Signing


Gallery Nucleus welcomes back Disney story artist Brian Kesinger. A pop-up of his books, prints and latest art book, “Sketch Book Volume 1” will be available. Come join us on October 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm as Brian meets & greets fans and signs his work!

RSVP on Facebook!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

UK – Cowboys & Insects Signing


David Hine and Shaky Kane appear at Gosh Comics to sign new one-shot Cowboys and Insects on Wednesday the 19th October from 6-7pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

LA – Gene Yang: Comics & Me


Press Release:

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to present author Gene Luen Yang as the featured speaker for the 39th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. As a very highly anticipated fall event, this year the Program is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, at the new Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Adults, teens and children are invited to meet Yang at the FREE Thursday evening program on October 13th.

Then on Friday, October 14, Yang will present a workshop for comic book and anime fans, teachers, librarians, writers and parents. The registration fee for this event is $25 for adults and $10 for students, details at the link. BOTH OF THESE EVENTS will include a book sale / autograph session.

This informative Author-Illustrator Program allows teachers, librarians, parents and others a unique opportunity to hear “the story behind the story”directly from writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults. It is a fascinating look at how an idea becomes a book.

Some notable names in the field of literature who have been featured during these annual programs have included: Katherine Paterson, Linda Sue Park, Avi, E.L. Konigsburg, Stephen Kellogg, Lois Lowry, Paula Danziger, Richard Peck and Patricia and Fred McKissack.

Sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library & the Patrons of the Public Library

A selection of Gene Yang’s books will be available for purchase during the program. Mr. Yang has agreed to sign these books. We regret books from libraries or personal collections cannot be autographed.

Gene Luen Yang is this year’s current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. Yang’s first graphic novel from First Second, American Born Chinese, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. Yang also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and also Superman. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
(225) 231-3750

Spooky Empire Program Cover Released!

Spooky Empire Program Cover 2016Spooky Empire program cover is now unveiled for the 2016 show!

With only 8 days left until the show, we figured we would do a an unveiling for our fans! The program cover was designed by Morgan Wilson from Lux Nova Studio! She will be at the show all weekend if you’d like to get your copy signed. Let us know what you think of the cover!

Get your advance tickets for Spooky Empire. http://www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets

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