Hero Initiative in Louisville For Derby Comic Con 2016

June 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Kentucky

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Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to the Derby City Comic Con in Louisville KY, June 25-26 at the Louisville Convention Center.

Artist Matthew Clark, currently working on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman will be signing and sketching all weekend at our booth, #90 on the con floor. Make SURE you stop on by and say “hi” and grab a sketch or signature!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors at Derby City include Colleen Doran, Bob Layton, Jae Lee, and Ulises Farinas. Each will have donation jars on their own tables to help raise money for our cause. Do the right thing and help out!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $950,000 to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (November 2016)

Clandestine Comics

Convention Name
Comic Book and non-sports card show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/13/2016
About This Convention
Maryland’s longest running one day vintage comic book show. Dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic will be selling-trading-buying comic books, original art, CCG books, supplies, non-sports cards and much more.
We offer over 100,000 comics in the room and hope we have what you may be looking for from Golden Age to current.
Venue Name and Address
Double Tree Hotel
15101 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, Maryland 20793
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
26
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

NYC – SModcast LIVE!

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Join Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy) as he records SModcast live at 92Y on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm!

Learn about the history of Comic Book Men and get a sneak peak at Kevin Smith’s new late-night talk show Geeking Out on AMC.

About Geeking Out:
Geeking Out, a new late-night talk show hosted by Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Clerks) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Heroes Reborn Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments. The series will premiere with a special episode covering Comic-Con International: San Diego in late July followed with eight more 30-minute episodes to run weekly starting in late summer.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

MD – Thief of Thieves Signing

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Artist Shawn Martinbrough (Detective Comics, Black Panther) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign THIEF OF THIEVES from Image Comics!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

OR – I Can’t Guess Release Party

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Daria Tessler and Dylan Jones appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday July 7, 2016 from 6-9pm for the I Can’t Guess art show and release party!

Press Release:

In addition to their recently published books, Daria Tessler & Dylan Jones are making a collaborative art zine out of a vast assortment of bits and pieces.

Dylan also will have a new zine called I Can’t Guess made for the show, in addition to his new book The Longer You Stare the Fatter I’m Guilty, published last month by Gridlords. Dylan Jones has led a shoe mouth face floppy dagger dinger across an array of pages with his dextrous limbs’ pinwheel pineal dialogue. His new book will no doubt leave a zipper-length void in midmouth just as you grew wanting.

Daria Tessler’s most recent book, Three Magical Recipes from the Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, was published by Perfectly Acceptable Press. Dig out your parents’ glassen vessel and catch thyself a rearmouse – Daria Tessler illuminates three recipes from Alchemist-in-Chief Albertus Magnus’s Book of Secrets… One spell-binding four-color Risograph booklet.

Dylan Jones is an artist originally hailing from New Hampshire. Jones probably draws for more hours, makes more art and animates more objects than anyone alive or dead. It’s hard to imagine Jones sleeping ever, and his work makes one believe that he likely only loosely does something resembling sleeping, with eyes agape at all times. A meditative existence, so to speak. His work is methodical, pulling at all of the items in view, all of our mundane surroundings, and showing us how people can inhabit these the way Jones will inhabit your psyche. Jones’s work is the field of fantasies for persons who have seen too much, and it is the nightmares of the blissfully ignorant.

Born in Finland, Daria Tessler has been popping out of a jack-in-the-box at the cranking of dawn’s sunburned hand to the music of unknown worlds. A master silkscreener and master artist, Tessler has pulled as many visions she has screens. Her expert use of color will make you believe you are seeing hues that your eyes couldn’t previously register. Her linework and patterning is the most pleasant waft of wispy air, filled with pollen and pines, brushing over you. Each inhabitant of Tessler’s work wears on them a blissful quality of anxiety, a state of mind. You are doing yourself the greatest favor by stepping out of your body and into her body of work. Her book Music of Changes will be out soon from Latvian publisher kus! as part of their mini kus! line.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

NYC – Difficult People Screening

000000000000-Difficult PeopleJulie Klausner & Billy Eichner appear with moderator Caryn James at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm for a Difficult People talk and advance screening.

Press Release:

Two aspiring NYC comedians who aren’t living up to their potential, hate just about everything and everyone — except for each other.

That’s the hilarious journey of creator, writer, Executive Producer and star Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?) and co-star Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) on Hulu’s hit comedy series Difficult People. Laugh your way through an advance screening of an episode from Season 2, then hear from these two funny people about playing wayward versions of themselves on their painfully comic, Amy Poehler-produced show.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

CA – World of Warcraft Signing

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Daniel Lisi discusses his new book World of Warcraft, with Jarett Kobek, Gabe Durham, Ashly + Anthony Burch and Brock Wilbur at Skylight Books on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

At more than 100 million user accounts created and over $10 billion made, it is not only the most-subscribed MMORPG in the world, but the highest-grossing video game of all time. Ten years after its launch, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft is less a game and more a world unto itself, and it’s a world Daniel Lisi knows well. More time in his high school years was spent in Azeroth than in his hometown of Irvine, CA—a home he happened to share with Blizzard itself.

Now that Lisi has founded his own game development studio, WoW remains his most powerful example of just how immersive and consuming a game can be. Based on research, interviews, and the author’s own experience in a hardcore raiding guild, Lisi’s book examines WoW’s origins, the addictive power of its gameplay loop, the romances WoW has both cemented and shattered, the enabling power of anonymity, and the thrill of conquering BlizzCon with guildmates you’ve known for years and just met for the first time.
Daniel Lisi is the CEO and co-founder of Game Over, a video game development studio based in Los Angeles, CA. He’s a member of Art Share LA’s board of directors and facilitates an incubator for individual artists and their projects.

Jarett Kobek is a Turkish-American writer living in California. His novella ATTA was called “highly interesting,” by the Times Literary Supplement, has appeared in Spanish translation, been the subject of much academic writing, and was a recent and unexplained bestseller in parts of Canada. His most recent book is I Hate the Internet. Presently, he’s working on a book about Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s first album for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series.

Gabe Durham is the founder, editor, and publisher of Boss Fight Books. His novel FUN CAMP was one of BuzzFeed’s 17 Books We Loved in 2013. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Ashly Burch is a voice actor and writer, and she speaks about representation and issues of gender and identity in the games industry. Anthony Burch was lead writer of Borderlands 2 for Gearbox Software and is currently a writer for Rocket Jump.

Brock Wilbur is a nightmare man with a heart of solid gold. Born in Salina, Kansas and booklearn’d at the Northwestern University in Chicago, Brock is a 6’7″ writer slash comedian now living in Los Angeles. He has some books and standup albums and films that you might enjoy, and you can track them all down on the internetwebs. He accepts tributes in the form of video games and gin — like an adult.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

Heritage Auctions Announces Direct Sales at Comic-Con International 2016

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One of the most popular events that Heritage Auctions ever launched was accepting consignments and offering direct sales At Comic-Con International in San Diego.

For over 20 years we offered an incredible assortment of Comic character collectibles while maintaining our auction presence.
Heritage has decided to continue the tradition!

As in past years, we will again extend clients the opportunity to offer comic art, comic books and collectibles on their behalf at our booths  Items offered for sale at the show, sell at the convention. No waiting, no buyer’s premium, no angst, instant gratification!

A Flat 15% commission, no buyer’s premium. You can bring and pick up your consignment at the show.

Let us explain how this works, after over 30+ years of setting up at conventions, one thing has always been certain, collectors have always found their way to our booths to visit, view art, rest and invariably ask if we would offer their collectibles while at the show. We found this to be a win/win situation: great for our friends and great for us also. In recent years, we extended this opportunity to you, our clients, with great success and do so again. You do not have to attend the convention to participate!  However, you do need to contact us  to discuss consignments.

Please contact us with questions for more details. Consignments are being accepted NOW

We already have commitments for great animation art, an outstanding array of Silver age and Golden age comic art by luminaries including: Frazetta, Kirby, Ditko, Infantino, etc. as well as what promises to be a great selection of strip art by McCay, Herriman, Foster, Raymond, etc
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Please visit us at booths 4302, 4304, 4306 near Artists Alley. Stay tuned for more information on items we will be offering! We look forward to your participation.

MA – Going Graphic: Writing a Graphic Novel Panel

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Press Release:

Robin Brenner, librarian and founder of the graphic novel review site www.noflyingnotights.com, will moderate a panel on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am about how, why, and when to tell stories in words and images. Panelists include Tim Fish, Jesse Lonergan, and Liz Prince, whose graphic novels cover children’s and young adult, and adult subject matter. Free and Open to the Public.

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Marran Theater – Lesley University
34 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

FL – Neal Adams Signing

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Press Release:

Past Present Future is thrilled to announce that Neal Adams; a true legend of the comic book industry will be a special guest of our West Palm Beach Superstore – Thursday, June 30th! Mr. Adams will be in the store from 6:00 until 9:00 PM.

A special arrangement has been made with this iconic artist, just for our customers – he will sign one item (hardcover, trade paperback or comic) per-person for FREE. Each additional signature is $20.00, discounted from his normal convention price. Mr. Adams will also take photos with fans (time permitting). There is one exception to the signature policy, if the books are CGC, then Mr. Adams must charge his standard rate. Beyond all of this awesomeness Mr. Adams will have a limited supply of prints, books and hard to find variants available for purchase. This is an incredible opportunity to meet a true master whose contribution to the comic book industry is unprecedented.

Past Present Future Comics
1387 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-697-2554

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