Bay of Blood, Tampa’s Horror Weekend (September 2016)

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Convention Name
Bay of Blood, Tampa’s Horror Weekend
Convention Website Address
http://www.bayofbloodweekend.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/25/2016
About This Convention
Bay of Blood is a genre film convention in Tampa, Florida, dedicated to celebrating horror and cult cinema with a focus on films of the 1970’s and 80’s. Our show features rare appearances by celebrity guests from a wide variety of horror and cult films on hand to meet with fans, take photos and sign autographs. Bay of Blood also features a media room that will host panel discussions, film screenings, and special events throughout the weekend along with a showcase of vendors and exhibitors specializing in horror memorabilia, movies, props, posters, make-up FX, artwork, and collectibles for fans of all ages. If you’re looking for horror in Tampa, Bay of Blood has everything under the sun!
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore
700 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33609
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Horror
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lou David, Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Shelley Bruce, Bonnie Deroski, Peter Cowper, Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Alf Humphreys

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Infinicon (August 2016)

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Convention Name
Infinicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.Infinicon.net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/05/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/07/2016
About This Convention
Star Wars fans have a rare opportunity to meet Dickey Beer in person August 5-7, 2016.

Mr. Beer is the actor / stuntman who played Boba Fett in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi! In Return of the Jedi Mr. Beer was also an Imperial Biker Scout, Stormtrooper, Gamorrean Guard, and “Barada”… one of Jabba’s skiff guards. Mr. Beer’s Hollywood resume includes Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade among his many fan-favorite credits.

Joining Mr. Beer are Gerald Home and Bill Blair.

Gerald Home was also a masked actor in Star Wars: Return fo the Jedi. His first character from Jabba’s Palace was named “Tessek” according to the Star Wars Expanded Universe (or Squid Head to collectors of vintage Kenner action figures). In later scenes Mr. Home portrayed a Mon Calamari Officer on the bridge of Admiral Ackbar’s attack cruiser during the assault on the second Death Star.

Bill Blair has made frequent appearances on Babylon 5, Deep Space 9, Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, and dozens of other sci-fi and fan culture series’; often without the need to reprise roles. Mr. Blair set the Guinness World Record for “Most Special Effect Make-Up Characters Portrayed in a Career” back in May of 2011 with 202 characters, in addition to the roles he has continued to play in the five years since.

The actors will be meeting fans and signing autographs at Infinicon, a three day convention in Addison (North Dallas), Texas that features costuming, science fiction, steampunk, and gameshow content along with console gaming tournaments, an art show with exhibiting artists, and a vendor room.

Everyone is talking about Infinicon! The three-day convention featuring cosplay, steampunk, console gaming, gameshows, celebrity guests, an art show, vendor room, and artist alley is August 5th through 7th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison, Texas.

Friday is the tournament of costumes. Take your top costumes into a one-of-a-kind head-to-head tournament! First place is a Brother brand embroidery sewing machine and second place is a Brother sewing serger.

Friday night Los Bastardos, Dallas’ premiere shadowcast, presents the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Entrance is free for all convention attendees… Although you must be seventeen with ID or accompanied.

Saturday afternoon is the Cosplay Contest presented by CosPod. Buy your convention badge in advance and you can register online to compete.

Sunday is the Cosplay Community swap meet. Tables are available from the Vendor Registration Page on the website. The ballroom is open to the public to shop until 5pm. No badge is required for entry. All costume communities and genres are welcome to participate.

All weekend long there is console gaming sponsored by The Slurred Nerd. Daily tournaments have $300 cash in combined prizes.

The steampunk track is provided by Mad Raven Productions.

The JediCole Universe is producing fun game shows to challenge your nerd and fan culture knowledge and skills.

And the United States of Geekdom have put together some Infinicon exclusive content for their fans, followers, and new found friends.

Taffeta Darling stars as Infinicon’s 2016 Cosplay Guest of the year. Starting out as a pinup model and cosplayer, Taffeta was nominated and won Sam Johnson’s coveted “Fan Babe of the Year for 2010”, and was a top three finalist in the “Hot Rods and Heels” Texas Pin-Up Model of the Year for 2011. She created the YouTube channel: “FanGirls” which features DIY video discussions and reviews on video games, comics, novels, movies, conventions and other pop culture musts.

You too can become a part of the show. Volunteer positions; panel, performance, and content provider applications; vendor and exhibitor booths; small press and artist tables; and art show submission guidelines are all available from the main website.

Buy your badge and book your hotel room today. (Really, today!)

Infinicon. It’s the convention everyone is talking about. Tell your friends.

Discounted tickets are available online in advance, or are available at the door on the days of the event: August 5-7, 2016.

Full information and details: http://www.Infinicon.net

We’ll see you at Infinicon!

Venue Name and Address
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
2300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Dickey Beer, Gerlad Home, Bill Blair, Taffeta Darling

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IL – Bone Signing

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Aw Yeah Comics welcomes legendary creator Jeff Smith (Bone, Rasl, Tuki) to their Skokie, IL shop on Saturday, June 25, 2016. This is truly an all ages friendly signing.

It will be split into two sessions, in order to better control the anticipated line. Noon to 2:00 PM (line caps at 1:30 PM ) will be for customers that have pre-ordered one or more of several items we will list shortly. There will then be an hour break. The 3:00 PM  to 5:00 PM session will be first come, first served as far as being able to meet Jeff and get items signed. That line will cap at 4:00 PM.

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
847-423-2916

MD – Indoctrination #1 Signing

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Writer Michael Moreci appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign INDOCTRINATION #1!

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

OR – Hot Dog Taste Test Signing

000000000_lisa-hanawalt-hot-dog-taste-testLisa Hanawalt appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, June 24th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for the Hot Dog Taste Test release party and presentation.

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva­ stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. Join the James Beard Award­ winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman as she presents a selection of food­ related excerpts from Hot Dog Taste Test.

Lisa Hanawalt is an artist living in Los Angeles and is the production designer/producer of the Netflix original series Bojack Horseman. Hanawalt has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, and textile patterns, and exhibits her work in galleries. She writes and draws a James Beard Award–winning quarterly food column for Lucky Peach magazine, and co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with the comedian Emily Heller. Her first collection with Drawn & Quarterly was 2013’s critically acclaimed My Dirty Dumb Eyes.

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

NYC – Aquaman #1 Signing

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Artist Brad Walker signs copies of Aquaman #1 for fans at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30pm.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NH – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday June 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel THE FIREMAN!

From Joe Hill, the award-winning, bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box, comes The Fireman (William Morrow), a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes, and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

Barnes & Noble
235 Daniel Webster Hwy Nashua, NH 03060
603-888-0533

CA – House of Secrets Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his new thriller novel The House of Secrets!

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – Peter Kuper Solo Show

00pkuper-ruinsCartoonist Peter Kuper opens a solo exhibition at the Scott Eder Gallery on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

SCOTT EDER GALLERY is thrilled to announce a solo exhibition of work by Peter Kuper, spanning his prolific career as a cartoonist, author, and political illustrator.

Peter Kuper’s powerful illustrations and comics have appeared around the world in newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Liberation, The Nation, Vertigo (DC Comics), and MAD Magazine, where he has been writing and drawing “Spy vs. Spy,” the ironic – and iconic – wordless strip featuring dueling spies, since 1997. Noted for his politically and socially charged visual commentary, Kuper is also the co-founder of Dream of the Rarebit Fiend/ Blab!

Spy vs Spy / MAD Magazine World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine, and has remained on its editorial board since 1979.

Peter Kuper has produced over two dozen books translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew and other languages. They include The System, Stop Forgetting To Remember, Sticks and Stones (which won The Society of Illustrators’ Gold Medal),

Newsweek cover and adaptations of many of Franz Kafka’s works including The Metamorphosis, which is used in high school and college curricula in the U.S. and abroad. He has also been teaching comics courses at The School of Visual Arts for over 25 years and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

An inveterate traveler, Kuper has journeyed around the world with sketchbook in hand and the results include Comics Trips, a chronicle of his eight-month trip through Africa and Southeast Asia and Diario de Oaxaca, based on a two-year sabbatical Kuper spent with his wife and daughter living in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2006-2008. His most recent graphic novel, Ruins, is the culmination of his travel experiences, chronicling the migration of the Monarch butterfly interwoven with a couple’s journey to Mexico.

Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Suite 2-i, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-1100

CA – David Duchovny Signing

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David Duchovny (X-Files, AquariusCalifornication) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign BUCKY F*CKING DENT on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

David Duchovny’s richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of ’78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic novel demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers–that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.

Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the hilarity, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.

Join David Duchovny for this Special Event when he reads, discusses and signs his latest novel Bucky F*cking Dent

This is a wristbanded event.

A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase
Bucky F*cking Dent from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning June 22nd at 9am

• Limit 1 wristband per book

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

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