The 6th Annual PalmCon Costume Contest ​will be bigger and better than ever before!

palmcon_costumeThe sixth annual PalmCon Costume Contest ​will be bigger and better than ever before!

Taking place Saturday September 24th on the main stage at 4:30 PM, this will be the best one yet.

You must pre-register and fully complete a PalmCon 2016 Costume Contest registration form in order to participate in the contest. Forms will be available at the PalmCon booths (01-03) at the front of the hall, starting Saturday September 24th at 10:00 AM.

This contest will be open to all ages (kids, teens and adults) and will be a runway style show. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants CAN enter in store bought or home made costumes (this will be taken into consideration during the judging process).
Limited to 50 entries.
http://www.palmcon.net/cosplay.html

PalmCon is Palm Beach County’s Largest Comic/Pop Culture Event! #PalmCon2016 will take place September 24 & 25 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center! Guests this year include Michael Bell​​ (The Transformers), Chris Harrelson​​ (The Walking Dead), Walter Jones (Power Rangers), Nalini Krishan​​ (Star Wars), Samantha Newark (Jem and the Holograms), Ron Schneider​​ (Dreamfinder), Michael Duron (Archie), Georges Jeanty (Serenity), Dick Kulpa (Cracked Magazine), Kevin LaPorte​​ (Inverse Press), Mervyn McKoy​​ (Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew), Karl Moline​​ (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Vinnie Tartamella​​ (Hack/Slash), Jeh Howell​​ (Zombieland), RoadRunner (Cosplayer), ZipperTan (Cosplayer) and many many more. There will be panels, discussions, costume contests, vendors, games and so much more to see and do.
#Cosplay #WestPalmBeach
Advance Tickets NOW Available!
https://register.growtix.com/e/palmcon

VA – King Baby Signing

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Author and cartoonist extraordinaire Kate Beaton is coming to Hooray for Books on Monday, September 26th at 6:00 PM!

If you are a fan of webcomics, then you might already love Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant series. If you frequent our Wednesday Story Times, then you definitely know how much we love her first picture book, The Princess and the Pony. Now, come out to Hooray for Books! as Beaton presents her second and newest picture book, King Baby, available on September 13th. Just as hilarious as all of Beaton’s work, King Baby is sure to be a story time favorite that will resonate with everyone who has ever been a parent, aunt or uncle, sibling, or even just seen a baby in action.

Pre-order your copy at Hooray for Books! by dropping by or calling 703-548-4092 during regular business hours. You must purchase at least one Scholastic title from Hooray for Books! in order to join the signing line.

Hooray for Books!
1555 King Street, Ste. 101, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-4092

Spooky Empire has Strange Guests

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DAVID HARBOUR joins the cast of “Stranger Things” at Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance for ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday, October 8th in Orlando, FL.

This is the largest gathering for Stranger Things in one convention, and you can meet them all here at Spooky Empire!

DAVID HARBOUR currently plays “Chief Jim Hopper” in the Netflix hit series, “Stranger Things”. This is not the only role for David. He can also currently be seen as “Dexter Tolliver” in the hit film “Suicide Squad”, plus his roles as “John Morris” in “Black Mass” (with Johnny Depp), and “Scanlon” in “The Green Hornet”. Other TV series include “State of Affairs”, “The News Room” and “Pan Am”.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet DAVID HARBOUR at Spooky Empire in Orlando, FL, October 8, 2016 (one Day Only) at the Orange County Convention Center.

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can.

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

Paige comes to Spooky

Paige Spooky EmpireGET READY TO RUMBLE!! 

Wrestling Superstar Paige will be joining us at Spooky Empire on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center.

We will be having Pre-Sale Autographs and Photo Ops on sale soon!

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can.

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

IL – King Baby Signing

000000000000000_beaton_king-babyAuthor/Illustrator Kate Beaton appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can’t quite keep up, King Baby takes matters into his own tiny hands.

Created by Kate Beaton, author of The Princess and the Pony and #1 New York Times bestsellers Hark A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops, this modern, funny, and (let’s be honest) realistic take on life with a new baby is the perfect gift for anyone with an adorable little monarch in their world.

EVENT DETAILS
This event is free and open to the public.  To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s new book, King Baby, from Anderson’s by stopping into our La Grange location, calling (708) 582-6353, or clicking the link below.

Anderson’s Bookshop
26 S La Grange Road, La Grange IL 60525
(708) 582-6353

OH – King Baby Signing

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Author/Illustrator Kate Beaton appears at Blue Manatee Books on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM!

All hail King Baby! Join us this morning as we welcome author/illustrator, Kate Beaton! Her latest book, King Baby, is a delightfully humorous tale of the joys (and, sometimes, just the opposite!) a new baby brings to life. Kate will be reading King Baby and sharing her amazing drawing skills with all of us. We’re so excited to meet the author of King Baby and The Princess and the Pony! Stop in for a morning filled with joy and laughter!

– A FREE, author event.

– Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of King Baby.

– Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your copy or for more details.

Blue Manatee Books
3054 Madison Road, Oakley Square, Cincinnati, OH 45209
513.731.2665

IL – Secret Coders: Paths & Portals Signing

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Anderson’s Bookshop welcomes Gene Luen Yang, graphic novel superstar and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM! He shares the second volume of Secret Coders: Paths & Portals, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot.

EVENT DETAILS
This off-site event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Secret Coders: Paths & Portals from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order below.

Meiley-Swallow Hall
31 S Ellsworth Street, Naperville, IL 60540

MO – King Baby Signing

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Meet Kate Beaton, cartoonist of The Princess and the Pony and #1 New York Times bestsellers Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops!, appears on Thursday September 15, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library to present her latest book KING BABY! This modern, funny, and (let’s be honest) realistic take on life with a new baby is the perfect gift for anyone with an adorable little monarch in their world.

RSVP on Facebook!

Middendorf-Kredell Branch | St. Charles City-County Library
2750 State Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 978-7997

MD – Kids Comics Signing

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Cartoonists Jeffrey Brown and Judd Winick appear at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

Press Release:

Join us Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. when two kids’ comics creators present their latest books. Jeffrey Brown, known for books like Jedi Academy and Vader’s Little Princess, now turns his attention to the cave age with his new book, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal. Judd Winick, meanwhile, continues the adventures of his popular robot named HiLo in “HiLo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World.” Politics & Prose will sell books by Brown and Winick at our event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Andy and Lucy may live 40,000 years in the past, but these Neanderthal siblings have problems—crushes, squabbles, and baby brothers— that persist today. Brown tells their story alongside nonfiction sections that serve to dispel misinformation about these human relatives.

In Winick’s sequel to Hilo, the titular heroic alien robot unexpectedly returns to Earth and human friends DJ and Gina. Then, mysterious portals pop up all over town and disgorge one terrifying creature after another. An enormous mutant chicken and a million killer vegetables are only some of the foes that Hilo, DJ, and Gina must confront in order to save their community.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

San Francisco Comics Fest Returns on November 2-5

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Press Release:

Announcing the second annual San Francisco Comics Fest organized by members of the Bay Area comics community in association with Comic-Con, International.

This year’s celebration will kick off Wednesday, November 2nd with satellite events held throughout the city culminating in the Comic-Con sponsored Storytelling Across Media (SAM) event on Saturday, November 5th. As plans are still being developed, more detailed information will be forthcoming.

The origin of San Francisco Comics Fest began in late 2014 at a Town Hall meeting of retailers, artists, writers and other industry professionals and has grown into a region-wide celebration of the comics medium. Last year’s festival included over twenty events held at Bay Area comics shops, the Cartoon Art Museum, and the San Francisco Public Library.

“This year, with the help of Comic-Con, we’re launching an exciting new culminating event,” Committee Organizer Matt Silady, Chair of MFA in Comics Program at California College of the Arts.  “Our hope is to bring together future storytellers from comics, video games, and animation, it’s going to be a very special day for Bay Area writers, artists, and anyone looking to stretch their imaginations.”

SAM, Comic-Con’s Storytelling Across Media one-day event will cap off the festival by offering a line-up of in-depth panels and workshops for everyone from aspiring cartoonists to professional storytellers. ”We’re very excited to return to the Bay Area,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for SAM. “And we are delighted to support San Francisco’s creative community.”

Along with its new relationship  with Comic-Con International, San Francisco Comics Fest continues with the support of Independent Arts and Media as they work together to further its mission to bring a long-lasting, fun, diverse comics festival to San Francisco.

SF COMICS FEST MISSION STATEMENT: San Francisco Comics Fest is a celebration of comics culture – past, present and future – with festival events highlighting four core aspects of the vibrant community:

  • Rich history of artistic rebellion and comics innovation
  • Unique intersection of cultural influences shared among creators
  • Commitment to comics education
  • Responsibility to shape the future of comics through technology in a positive, equitable way

Scheduled events include workshops, signings, and talks at sponsored by the Cartoon Art Museum, SF Public Library, and comics retailers on both sides of the Bay. San Francisco Comics Fest will be accepting applications for official SFCF events from its local community through the month of July. All event participants will be promoted through official SFCF channels and promotional materials.

To get involved, we’re currently accepting applications from volunteers and offers to host an event.

ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO COMICS FEST:  San Francisco Comics Fest is a celebration of comics culture past, present and future with a commitment to its community’s history, influence and education.

ABOUT INDEPENDENT ARTS & MEDIA: Independent Arts & Media offers fiscal sponsorship to projects that advance IAM’s charitable purpose: to raise the educational and social levels of the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding regional and national communities, through the development of non-commercial, educational and cultural media, news and arts projects for the benefit of the general public.

ABOUT COMIC-CON, INTERNATIONAL: Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

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