MystiCon (February 2016)

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Convention Name
MystiCon 2016
Convention Website Address
http://mysticon-va.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/26/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/28/2016
About This Convention
MystiCon returns to the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, VA February 26-28, 2016 as the battle for the Iron Throne heats up! GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books that serve as the basis for the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, is MystiCon 2016’s Convention Guest of Honor! MystiCon 2016 will also feature Chesley Award winning artist and fantasy book illustrator J.P. TARGETE, Gypsy Knight Gaming owner JOHN WATTS, Metropolis Records recording artists BELLA MORTE, Starfleet Admiral and author LINDA SHUPING SMITH, and our cosmically comical Master of Ceremonies RICH SIGFRIT! Media personalities, writers, author signings and discussions, an independent film festival, vendors, a masquerade contest, cosplay, LARPing, gaming, children’s programming, fan groups, and a scholarship auction are just a few of the many delights to be found at MystiCon 2016! Plus, there will be a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performance! Adult pre-registration admission rates are $40. Special discounts for fan groups, children, adult students and military personnel with a valid ID. Info on hotel room availability and rates can be found on the MystiCon website. Beat the winter blahs and join the fun at MystiCon 2016! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter!
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
44
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guests of Honor are George R.R. Martin, J.P. Targete, John Watts, Bella Morte, Linda Shuping Smith, Rich Sigfrit

MystiCon 2016 Guest of Honor Flyer

ComicCard (November 2015)

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Convention Name
ComicCard
Convention Website Address
http://www.comiccard.net
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/07/2015
About This Convention
Comic books, pop culture memorabilia, gaming cards, sports cards and collectibles all in one show. Meet former Vikings Sammy White, Ted Brown and more, as well as wrestling great Sgt. Slaughter. Legendary comic creator Erik Larsen will be joining us along with Tom Nguyen and Frank Fosco.
Admission is $5; Kids 16 and under are FREE!
Show times: 10:00 – 4:30 pm. See site for celebrity signing times.
Venue Name and Address
311 W. 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55420
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Sgt. Slaughter, Erik Larsen, Sammy White, Tom Nguyen, Ted Brown, Frank Fosco, Matt Blair

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ON – Ms. Marvel Signing

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Press Release:

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and The Beguiling Books & Art are proud to welcome the art team of smash-hit comic series MS. MARVEL to Page & Panel on Wednesday, September 16th, from 4pm-6pm!

This is a very rare event indeed! In addition to Ms. Marvel series artist and character designer Adrian Alphona (Runaways), and series colourist Ian Herring, we’re welcoming Ms. Marvel’s other regular artist Takeshi Miyazawa all the way from Tokyo, Japan, for this very special event!

Copies of many issues of Ms. Marvel, as well as trade paperbacks, and the newly released hardcover edition will be available for sale at the event

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Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
416-323-9212

MA – Archmage Signing

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R. A. Salvatore appears at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, September 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Modern epic fantasy author R. A. Salvatore discusses the process of world building and explores the role of geography and maps in fantasy literature. Salvatore’s first published novel The Crystal Shard became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy. Since that time, he has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi-volume series, including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet. His latest novel Archmage is the first book in his new Homecoming series.

A book sale and author signing will immediately follow the talk. This program is presented in conjunction with the Literary Landscapes: Maps from Fiction exhibition currently on display in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center through October 25.

Boston Public Library – Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

OR – Mulan: Revelations Signing

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Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Marc Andreyko, the writer behind the Mulan: Revelations miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented writer in person.

Marc Andreyko is best known for writing DC’s Batwoman and Manhunter. Now he is teaming up with artist Micah Kaneshiro (Blackout, Broken Pieces) and newcomer creator Robert Alter to bring a new twist to a beloved legend.

Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese Immortals to fight in a final battle for the world. Mulan: Revelations blends together Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk styles to tell an exciting story of a warrior awakened to stop a deadly new virus threatening humanity.

The latest issues of Mulan: Revelations will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by the Portland TFAW on September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Marc and learn more about the series!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

UK – Gene Ha Signing

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Artist Gene Ha (Mae, Top Ten, JLA) appears at Gosh! Comics for a signing on the 23rd of September from 6:00-7:00pm.

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

SF – Night of A Thousand Sketches

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Press Release:

Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate our final days at our current location with a party, lots of artists, libations, giveaways, raffle prizes and other surprises. Live music, specialty cocktails, and original artwork will be on tap–stay tuned for updates.

Artists from all around the Bay (and a few from outside) join the museum to celebrate 14 years at the 655 Mission Street location and help raise funds for our move to a new location! Artists will be sketching all night; caricatures, superheroes, animated favorites, and more in exchange for donations of $10 and up, which will go to the museum’s storage and relocation costs.

Guest artists include a who’s who of great cartoonists:

Brent Anderson (Astro City)
Mark Badger (Batman)
Elizabeth Beier (We Belong, caricatures)
Mark Bode (TMNT, Cobalt-60)
Michael Capozzola (Surveillance Caricatures)
Peter Conrad (Cringe)
Steve Englehart (The Avengers, Detective Comics)
Greg Espinoza (Pug)
Andrew Farago (TMNT)
Shaenon K. Garrity (Skin Horse)
Mike Hales (wobblyart.com)
Gene Hamm (Hell Toupee)
Andy Hartzell (Fox Bunny Funny)
Mark Haven Britt (Monument)
Nathan Heigert (Shade)
Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press)
Vincent Kukua (Image Comics)
Karen Luk (Steampunk ABC)
Larry Luna (Lenerd)
Lee Marrs (Pudge, Girl Blimp)
Pete McDonnell (Marvel Comics, caricatures)
Roman Muradov ((In a Sense) Lost and Found)
Frederick Noland (SF Weekly)
Melissa Pagluica (Above the Clouds)
Jeff Plotkin (Happy Freak Show)
Zach Trenholm (LIFE, caricatures)
Chuck Whelon (Pewfell)

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

OK – Heathen #2 Signings

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Writer/artist Natasha Alterici appears on Saturday August 29th at Speeding Bullet Comics from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and New World Comics at 2:00 PM to sign Heathen #2!

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

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New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 721-7634

CA – IDW Artists Signing

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Artists Sara Richard, cover artist of My Little Pony and Jem & the Holograms, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday August 4, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM!

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

MA – Mental Health Comics Talk

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Press Release:

The Boston Comics Roundtable’s Creator Talk series will continue on Sunday September 6th with mental health cartoonist LB Lee. Held at the new Boston Comics Workspace at 561 Windsor St., Studio 306, the event is free and open to the public, though a suggested donation of $5 is welcome. Lee’s talk will begin on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm and is sponsored by Ninth Art Press.

Lee lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a topic explored in their comic MPD For You and Me. Their work, populated with “mentally unusual people,” incorporates rigorous research with a playful approach. They have appeared at various academic conferences and comics conventions, shining a light on the realities of trauma, homelessness, eating disorders, and other less-than-traditional but important topics.

Lee’s Creator Talk will focus on process, from research to the final product. They will discuss the challenges that come with mental health cartooning—telling difficult stories and translating psychological phenomena into readable art—as well as personal challenges that come with working around a disordered memory.

About LB Lee
LB is a multivarious entity who make mental health comics, draw pretty pictures, and write stories about a mythical medieval Europe where the Roman Empire never existed. You can find more about LB Lee and their work online at the link.

About Boston Comics Roundtable
The Boston Comics Roundtable is a community of independent comics artists and writers based in the Greater Boston area, acting as a resource for local creators. We encourage development and collaboration and welcome anyone interested in creating or publishing comics, at all ages and levels of experience. Our weekly meetings revolve around discussions of news in comics, showing of members’ work, and the professional development of everyone involved.

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Studio 306
561 Windsor Street Somerville, MA 02143

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