NJ – Shatner’s World Performance

00000-shatner-globeIconic actor William Shatner appears at the Bergen Performing Arts Center on Thursday January 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a live performance of SHATNER’S WORLD!

Press Release:

In Shatner’s World, a one-man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling, and select musical selections in his inimitable style.

Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist.

Tickets available at the link…

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Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030

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Orlando Toy & Comic Con Returns

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Orlando Toy and Comic Con returns on Sunday January 31st, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at a new location, the Holiday Inn in Orlando, FL! Guests include Darwyn Cooke (The Twilight Children, Catwoman), Amanda Conner (Starfire, Harley Quinn), Jimmy Palmiotti (Power Girl, Jonah Hex), Tony S. Daniel (Batman & Robin Eternal, Teen Titans), Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock), Tim Townsend (Doctor Strange, Uncanny X-Men), John Layman (Chew, Batman Eternal), and more!

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MA – Paleo Signing

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PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED STORM.

Meet cartoonist Jim Lawson, writer, illustrator and comic book artist for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for over 20 years. Jim will talk about his work and demonstrate his art in the Children’s Room on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. His latest book is Paleo: The Complete Collection.

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Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482-5714
(781) 235-1610

CA – Gene Luen Yang Signs

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Gene Luen Yang, the Library of Congress’s newly minted Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, appears at Escapist Comics on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM to sign comics.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

Supergirl Stars Soar Into Emerald City ComiCon 2016

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Emerald City ComiCon announces MELISSA BENOIST and CHYLER LEIGH, the stars of SUPERGIRL, will be guests at the convention on Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th!

Melissa Benoist is an American actress and singer, known for her portrayal of “Marley Rose” on Glee and as Nicole from the acclaimed feature film Whiplash. She currently plays the title role on the breakout hit Supergirl.

Chyler Leigh is an actress best known for her role on the Seattle-based medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Previously she appeared as a series regular on television shows including The Practice, Girls Club, That 80’s Show, and Reunion. Chyler made her feature film debut alongside Chris Evans in the 2001 spoof Not Another Teen Movie. She currently stars on Supergirl as Alex Danvers, a DEO agent and adopted sister of Supergirl.

Previously announced celebrity guests include:
Christy Carlson Romano (KIM POSSIBLE, EVEN STEVENS), Dameon Clarke (DRAGON BALL Z, BORDERLANDS 2), Danielle Panabaker (THE FLASH, JUSTIFIED), Dante Basco (HOOK, AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER), David Anders (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Jenna Coleman (DOCTOR WHO, LEGO DIMENSIONS), Lana Parrilla (ONCE UPON A TIME, 24), Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE), Robbie Amell (THE FLASH, X-FILES), Rose McIver (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Sean Maguire (ONCE UPON A TIME, SCOTT & BAILEY), Will Friedle (BATMAN BEYOND, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, BOY MEETS WORLD)

Comic guests include:
Aaron Conley (SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN), Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Alé Garza (GET JIRO: BLOOD & SUSHI), Alex de Campi (NO MERCY), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN), Chris Burnham (BATMAN INC.), Chris Mooneyham (FIVE GHOSTS), Chris Moreno (ZOMBIE DICKHEADS ), Clay Mann (POISON IVY), Dan Parent (KEVIN KELLER), Daniel Warren Johnson (THE GHOST FLEET), Dice Tsutsumi (ICE AGE), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner (GREEN LANTERN), Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY), Fiona Staples (SAGA), Jake Wyatt (MS. MARVEL), Jason Howard (TREES), Jim Mahfood (EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Kevin Wada (CATWOMAN), Kris Anka (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Leila del Duca (SHUTTER), Liz Prince (WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?), Marguerite Bennett (A-FORCE), Matthew Southworth (STUMPTOWN), Mitch Gerads (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA), Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN), Raina Telgemeier (SISTERS), Sean Gordon Murphy (TOKYO GHOST), Shawn Crystal (ARKHAM MANOR), Terry Moore (RACHEL RISING) and many more!

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us April 7-10, 2016. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

 

MeCAF Partners with Portland Public Library

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Press Release:

The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF), an annual comics event that brings over one hundred cartoonists to Portland each year, has announced a new partnership with the Portland Public Library for the 2016 show. The show will be held at the Portland Public Library’s Main Branch at Five Monument Square on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th, 2016. Over 120 comic writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists are expected to attend and exhibit at the eighth annual event. The 2016 event will be free to attend and open to the public.

Show organizers Rick Lowell and Laura O’Meara of Casablanca Comics in Portland started the festival in 2009 as a way to promote comics and provide the public with an opportunity to meet the creative talent behind the comics. “We are excited to bring this festival to the Portland Public Library. It is the perfect venue for this event, and we welcome the partnership of working with the library.” says Lowell. The show has been especially popular with families. The festival is not a typical comic book convention in that there are no stores or dealers set up selling books. Instead, the exhibitors are the creative people behind the comics. The artists will have their own work on display and available for sale.

“Comics and graphic novels are so hugely popular with Portland Public Library patrons of all ages, and Casablanca Comics is one of our long-standing community collaborators, so hosting MeCAF here seems like such a natural fit.” says Kelley Blue, Teen Librarian & Teen Team Leader at the Portland Public Library. “We’re excited to use our space in this creative way, and for the programming potential around the festival that we can bring as a partner.”

The mix of writers and artists covers a wide spectrum and includes many best-selling and award-winning comic creators. There will be programming running all day Saturday including cartooning workshops and an “Iron Cartoonist” competition. In addition, there are plans for events on Friday as part of the First Friday Art Walk.

The Maine Comics Arts Festival is a production of Casablanca Comics of Portland, Maine. Casablanca Comics is an award winning comic book retail store with two locations in southern Maine. Store owners Rick Lowell and Laura O’Meara have been sharing their love of comics with the public since 1987.

 

Hellcat Team Appears at Charlotte Mini-Con 2016

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Charlotte MiniCon has announced they have just added the entire creative team of Marvel’s new Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat to their guest list! Writer Kate Leth (Power Up!), artist Brittney Williams (The Legend of Korra), and colorist Megan Wilson (Gwenpool Special) will appear on Saturday January 30, 2016 along with lots of other great comic creators, comic and toy dealers and crafters!

Previously announced guests include:

Natalie Andrewson
Wes Brooks
Chris Brunner
Bridgit Connell
Sanford Greene
John Hairston Jr
Dustin Harbin
Sandy Jarrell
Jason Latour
Jackie Lewis
Kevin Mellon
Drew Moss
Budd Root
Rian Sygh
Andy Smith
Brian Stelfreeze
Robert Ullman
Matt Wilson
Kelly Yates
& more!

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CA – Tightrope Signing

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Cartoonist Nick Wirtz of Three Points Comics appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Wirtz is the creator of several noir-influenced comics including The Radiant Ones, Ham ‘n’ Eggs, and the upcoming graphic novel Tightrope: The Illusion of Height.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

MD – Hellcat #1 Signing

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Writer/artist Kate Leth (Power Up, Bravest Warriors) appears at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 7:00 till 8:00 PM to celebrate the launch of PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

CA – The Force Awakens Party

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Cartoonist Tom Hodges appears at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will have an exclusive limited edition print! There will also be a costume contest, raffles, gaming tournaments and more!

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

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