ON – Motor Crush Launch Party

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Writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher appear at The Beguiling on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 from 6:oo till 8:00 PM for celebrate the first issue of MOTOR CRUSH from Image Comics.

Press Release:

The Beguiling is thrilled to welcome a special in-store signing featuring Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart, 2/3rds of the team for the brand new Image Comics series MOTOR CRUSH! You may remember Brenden, Cameron, and artist Babs Tarr from their work on the acclaimed BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE relaunch for DC 52? Well they’re doing their own thing now and it’s going to be an amazing book, and we’re lucky enough to have Cameron and Brenden in-store on release day to sign the first issue!

The Beguiling will have a BUNCH of copies on hand of Motor Crush #1 for the signing, and Brenden and Cameron might just be bringing a special few items as well! Of course we’ll also have a selection of previous work by the team available for purchase too, like Batgirl, Gotham Academy, Fight Club 2, and more! Cameron and Brenden will be signing on the second floor of the shop.

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The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
416-533-9168

ON – Saltwater Signing

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Artist Keith Grachow signs SALTWATER at Paradise Comics on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Keith Grachow has been a graphic artist for the last 20 years and has worked for companies like Play Along Toys (a subsidiary of Jakks Pacific) on the Bruce Lee, Enter the Dragon series; and for Disney Animation, as a digital ink and paint artist on the animated flicks The Princess and the Frog and the reboot of Winnie the Pooh.

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Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L6 Canada
416-487-9807

AB – Higher Universe Signing

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Adam Storoschuk, co-founder of The Higher Universe, appears on Saturday, December 3rd from 11 AM4 PM at Happy Harbor Comics!

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Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

ON – Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party 2016

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Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! Things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing. This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by Chip Zdarsky, writer of the to-be-released-that-day Star Lord from Marvel Comics. We’re also lining up a few other very special guests, but we wanted to let you know to Save The Date first and we’ll update this post with info as it comes in!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan, Chip, and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for another year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

All of this is happening Thursday, December 17th, at Pauper’s Pub (539 Bloor St. W., near Bathurst TTC), on the second floor. We hope we’ll see you there!

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:
– Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
– Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
– At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
– Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.

ON – Picture Book Event

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Jon Klassen, Matt Forsythe, John Martz, and Kyo Maclear appear at Toronto Library on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Do you like amazing picture books or know someone who does? Or have you ever wanted to MAKE kids picture books but never knew how or where to start? Well then, have we got an event for you!

On Wednesday, December 14th join the staff of Page & Panel as they celebrate the release of We Found A Hat, with author Jon Klassen! To truly celebrate this release, we’ve invited some of Jon’s friends and fellow picturebook creators to join him, and Matt Forsythe (My Name is Elizabeth), John Martz (Burt’s Way Home), and Kyo Maclear (The Wish Tree) will join Jon at the event!

At 6pm, Jon, Kyo, John, and Matt will take turns presenting from their newest books in a reading/presentation for all ages of attendees. Kids and families welcome.

At 7pm, we’ll take a short break to reset our stage, and then at approximately 7:10pm all four authors will take the stage to discuss how they create their works, and answer audience questions about picture books in a discussion moderated by Kyo Maclear.

Then at 8pm, all four authors will sign copies of their work! The signing may be moved downstairs to page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, just in case we run a little long.

Our thanks to all of the authors for participating, and Penguin Random House and Toronto Public Library, for their help in putting together this event.

Matt Forsythe: Born in Toronto, Matthew Forsythe grew up in London. After publishing his first books, he moved to LA, where he worked on Adventure Time. He now lives in Montreal, working on animations, picture books, and comics. His works include the comics Comics Class, Ojingogo, and Jinchalo, and illustrations for the picture books Warning: Do Not Open This Book, Please! Open This Book, My Name Is Elizabeth, and the forthcoming Spring 2017 title The Gold Leaf.

Jon Klassen: Jon Klassen is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, which was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year. He returned with another hat and another thief in This Is Not My Hat, which won the Caldecott Medal became a New York Times bestseller. His most recent work is the conclusion of the hat trilogy, I Found My Hat.

He is also the illustrator of House Held Up By Trees, a picture book written by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Ted Kooser, as well as Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, which won the Governor General’s Award; Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; and the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood.

Jon Klassen has worked as an illustrator for feature animated films, music videos, and editorial pieces. His animation projects include design work for DreamWorks Feature Animation as well as LAIKA Studios on their feature film Coraline. Other work includes designs for a BBC spot used in the coverage of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, which won a 2010 BAFTA award. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.

John Martz: John Martz is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of Burt’s Way Home (Koyama Press, 2016), A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. I am the illustrator of Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013

Kyo Maclear: Kyo Maclear is a self-professed spork—her father is British and her mother is Japanese. She was born in England, but moved to Canada at a young age. Spork, the story of a mixed kitchen utensil and Kyo’s debut book for children, was originally conceived with her husband to celebrate the birth of their first child. Kyo now resides in Toronto where she shares a home with two sons, two cats, a musician and a truckload of books. In addition to writing for children, Kyo is also a novelist and widely published essayist.

Presented by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and Candlewick Press / Penguin Random House Canada, with thanks to Toronto Public Library

Toronto Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
416-395-5577

BC – Habitat #1 Signing

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Simon Roy (Prophet, Jan’s Atomic Heart, Tiger Lung) appears at Golden Age Collectables on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm to sign his new series HABITAT!

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Golden Age Collectables
852 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
604-683-2819

Orillia Comic-Con (May 2017)

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Convention Name
Orillia Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.orilliacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/20/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/21/2017
About This Convention
Orillia Comic-Con is a NEW comic book convention located in Orillia, Canada. Orillia Comic-Con strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoter (Dr.Comics) wanted to bring that style event to Orillia.

The show has exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Venue Name and Address
Geneva Event Centre & Orillia Opera House
16 West Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V1V4
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
8,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley, Bob Layton & Leonard Kirk

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ON – Angel Catbird Signing

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Join Canadian legend, Margaret Atwood at Indigo on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 PM as she signs copies of Hag-Seed – a modern re-telling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Angel Catbird Volume One – her first Graphic Novel; and The Secret Loves of Geek Girls – a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories.

Indigo
8705 Yonge Street Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6Z1, Canada
(905) 731-8771

TCBS Toronto Comic Book Show and Christmas Sale (November 2016)

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Convention Name
TCBS Toronto Comic Book Show & Christmas Sale | Win An ASM #129
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontocomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/27/2016
About This Convention
Sunday November 27th, 2016!

60 Vendors! Prizes Every Hour! Tons of prizes!!

ARRIVE EARLY FOR EARLY BIRD DRAW!

ASM #300 @ 10:30AM + GRAND PRIZE ASM #129 @ 2:30PM

Over $1M of the very best in new and vintage comics books!

Thousands of books priced from just $1-$10,000 plus much more!

The hottest single day pure comic book show in the country!!!
**DEALER TABLES ARE SOLD OUT**

This should be our biggest show ever!

Special pricing on select books!

Truck loads of $1 bins!!

Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
10AM-4PM

FREE PARKING! FREE FOR KIDS!
Adults just $5!

For more info, please visit: www.torontocomicbookshow.com

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M3L1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

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Toronto Toy and Video Game Show (October 2016)

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Convention Name
Toronto Toy & Video Game Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/30/2016
About This Convention
The Toronto Toy & Video Game Show is back! Just in time for Halloween!

50 Vendors tables packed with all your favourite new and classic toys including: Barbie, GI Joe, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Star Trek, Hot Wheels, Dinky, Retro Video Games, Comic Books, Sports Memorabilia, Wrestling collectibles and so much more!

Admission just $5! Kids Free! Parking Free!

Free raffle ticket for a chance at $100 Toronto Show Gift Cards!

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M3L1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

Toronto

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