Mid-Summer Comic Con (July 2017)

Mid-summer Comic Convention

Convention Name
Mid-Summer Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/events/662872100565184/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2017
About This Convention
A one-day convention featuring thousands of comic books, action figures and gaming cards. Artists appearing include Christopher Jones and Erik Burnham.
Venue Name and Address
6501 Portland Ave
Richfield, MN 55423
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Christopher Jones, Erik Burnham

Mid-Summer

FL – Doctor Who Signing

Join the man behind the 7th Doctor and Radagast the Brown, Sylvester McCoy, and other familiar Doctor Who faces, for a meet and greet/autograph session at Coliseum of Comics on Friday, July 14th at 5:00 PM.

Currently scheduled to appear at this signing are:

Sylvester McCoy – Doctor Who “The 7th Doctor” and The Hobbit Trilogy “Radagast the Brown”
Daphne Ashbrook – Doctor Who movie “Grace” and ‘Melora Pazlar’ in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Frazer Hines – Doctor Who “Jamie McCrimmon” and “Sir Fletcher Gordon” Outlander
Simon Fisher-Becker – Doctor Who “Dorium Maldovar” and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone “The Fat Friar”
Sarah Louise Madison – Doctor Who “Weeping Angel”
Colin Spaull – Doctor Who “Lilt” and “Mr. Crane”
Rob Shearman – Doctor Who writer and author

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Coliseum of Comics
2511 Old Vineland Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 870-5322

CA – Holly’s Day at the Pool Signing & Art Show

Artist Benson Shum appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 PM to sign his latest book “Holly’s Day at the Pool” published by Disney-Hyperion as part of their Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase.

New original paintings from the book will be on display and available for purchase. Don’t miss out on these traditional illustrations full of summer fun that even families can enjoy.

About the book:
Based on his niece’s experience, Benson created a story about how Holly the Hippo overcame her fear of swimming. Holly is full of questions when it comes to swimming! “What if..” she always wonders, every time she almost dips her toe in the water. Read on how she overcomes her fear of stepping into the pool.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

OR – Cold Cube Press Launch Party

Press Release:

Join Floating World Comics on Sunday July 2nd at 6:00 PM for a release party with Cold Cube Press and their two newest publications by local artists, Lindsay Anne Watson and Ross Jackson!

Ross Jackson’s “Sticky Sweets” is a wistful look at three kids in their early teens pulling pranks and making short movies to kill time in the height of a humid Florida summer. Equally humorous and heartfelt, Jackson employs his classic cartooning style to weave a non-linear story that examines the awkward phase between youth and adolescence. Part of a larger narrative, “Sticky Sweets” revolves around a young boy, Ari, who finds out his neighborhood friend has gone missing. To avoid confronting his emotions of loss or confusion, Ari travels with a neighbor to make short movies in the cool oasis of an air-conditioned mall. Past and present weave together through their movies and memories, as Ari and his friends establish their footing in the face of oncoming reality.

Lindsay Watson’s “Well at the Very Least” is a collection of work made over the past year. Split into three main sections, the book centers around what is lost in language between selves, be them distinct people or two (or more) parts of the same self. to quote Rich Smith in The Stranger : “Judging by all the dream logic, the doubling of selves, and the moon-eyed, moon-faced characters that dominate Watson’s collection, she seems mostly concerned with the cyclical nature of time and the multitudes we all contain.” Watson does not usually employ the typical panel diagram format of comics, and instead invites us to delve into each poem-drawing as the inhabit the whole page. Because there is no definite resolution to each of the sections, we are left to parse the dialogue and body language of these myriad selves that Watson has shown us.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

CA – Nights of the Living Dead Signing

Editor Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp and more appear at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, July 15th at 4:00 PM to sign Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

IL – The Chronicles of Fortune Launch Party

Press Release:

Challengers is excited to host four noted graphic novelists in a narrative panel discussion on Friday, June 30th at 6:00 PM, in celebration of Coco Picard’s “The Chronicles of Fortune” graphic novel. Fortuna. Allegedly “the greatest superhero in the world” she suffers from a bad case of ennui and as such is more or less ineffective.

Please join us as moderator NEIL BRIDEAU (Radiator Comics) talks with COCO PICARD (“The Chronicles of Fortune”), ANYA DAVIDSON (“Band for Life”), JESSICA CAMPBELL (“Hot or Not”) and MARNIE GALLOWAY (“In the Sounds and Seas”) on the narrative of comics, followed by a Q&A and signings. This event starts at 6:00pm on Friday, June 30th.

Coco Picard is the pen name of Caroline Picard an, artist, publisher and curator. Coco’s work has appeared in such publications as Tender Journal, Projecttile, Diner Journal, Everyday Genius, and Bicycle Review, and she has contributed multiple graphic adaptations to the The Graphic Canon project (Seven Stories Press). Coco’s alter-ego, Caroline is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press, a nonprofit publishing house, and Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Chicago, IL.

Marnie Galloway is a cartoonist & illustrator working in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in Austin, Texas and studied philosophy & logic at Smith College. Her debut graphic novel In the Sounds and Seas was published in 2016 by One Peace Books, a collection of the Xeric Award winning self-published series. It made the Notable Comics list in Best American Comics, and was mentioned in the Best Comics of 2016 round-up by the AV Club. Other comics of note include Particle/Wave, published by So What? Press, and Burrow, self-published with support from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Jessica Campbell was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and currently resides in Chicago, IL. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). Campbell has recently exhibited solo and two-person exhibitions at The Sub-Mission (Chicago, IL); Roots & Culture (Chicago, IL); Trunk Show (Chicago, IL); Laroche/Joncas (Montreal, QC, Canada); and recent group exhibitions include Monique Meloche (Chicago, IL); The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB, Canada); and the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece). She is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute and DePaul University, and one of the organizers of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Her most recent book, Hot or Not: 20th Century Male Artists, was released in September, 2016.

Anya Davidson is an artist, printmaker and musician living in Chicago. She’s the author of three graphic novels, including Band for Life from Fantagraphics Books.

Neil Brideau runs Radiator Comics, a distributor of hand-made and self-published comics. Radiator Comics recently published its first graphic novel, Coco Picard’s The Chronicles of Fortune. Neil worked for six years at Quimby’s Bookstore, and co-founded the Chicago Zine Fest, and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. When he can, he draws kid-friendly comics, including his ongoing serialized coming-of-age adventure, The Plot!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

NYC – A Narcissist Travels Signing

Cartoonist Patrick J. Reilly appears at Carmine Street Comics on Wednesday June 28th at 5:00 PM to sign his new comic A Narcissist Travels.

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Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
(646) 656-1022

CA – Baby Driver Soundtrack Signing

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) signs at Amoeba Music on Friday June 30th at 5:00 PM. Tickets are available starting Friday June 23rd with purchase of the Baby Driver soundtrack CD or vinyl in-store only.To attend signing/meet Edgar: Purchase your copy of Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver on CD or double vinyl LP in-store at Amoeba Hollywood beginning Friday, June 23rd. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the 6/30 signing. 1 ticket per album, max 2 per person.

– Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY Baby Driver soundtrack can be signed.

Award-winning producer and artist, Danger Mouse, has curated the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated film, Baby Driver. The soundtrack for the music-heavy film, titled Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, boasts 30 multi-genre tunes in total, including 29 rare tracks and deep cuts, as well as one original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver. The new song is “Chase Me” by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. (Single is included on the track list of the 2 CD package but on download card for the vinyl format).

The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced and wrote/directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

MA – Worlds Collide Signing

Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to present WORLDS COLLIDE, the latest novel in his Land of Stories series!

Click HERE to buy tickets.

New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer returns on tour for the sixth and final book in The Land of Stories series! Join us for an interactive event that will include: a reading from Chris, audience QA, The Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. This is a ticketed event, and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

Books available from Brookline Booksmith

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

FL – Alex Saviuk Signing

Long time Marvel and DC comic book artist Alex Saviuk will be doing an in-store signing at West Orange Comics & Video Games on Saturday July 8th 2017 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.

Renowned as one of the top Spider-Man artists, he has also done work on The Flash, Green Lantern, Worlds Finest, Spider-Man Adventures, The X-Files, and Superman (just to name a few)! While you’re here you can also visit West Orange Cinema for the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie!

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West Orange Comics & Video Games
1575 Maguire Road Suite 108, Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 741-3195

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