Tampa Bay Comic Con and Fan Expo Canada get bigger and adds sports stars, Thor is headed to Disneyland, and the Heroes of Cosplay get reviewed.
Actress Trenna Keating signs at the Silver Snail on Friday July 12, from 5pm until 7pm.
Canadian actress Trenna Keating, star of SyFy and Showcase’s new hit series Defiance as Doc Meh Yewll, can be recognized from her roles as Sergeant Hannah Corday on Global’s Combat Hospital. She can also be seen on Corner Gas, Little Mosque on the Prairie and RenegadePress.com. Born and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Trenna Keating likes spending her time off screen outdoors hiking and camping. She also has a passion for writing plays, cooking, and playing Scrabble and Settlers of Catan.
The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
Artist Nick Bradshaw teaches a workshop at the Moncton Public Library on Wednesday June 26th from 6:30 till 8:30 pm!
Teen artists! Next Wednesday, learn about the creative process and bring your work/questions to our creative workshop, featuring a very special guest, Marvel artist Nick Bradshaw. Registration is required contact the Moncton Public Library Teen Space at 869-6037.
Moncton Public Library
644 Main Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1E2 Canada
Japan fashion blogger and TV host La Carmina will be appears as Guest of Honor at Anime Evolution convention in Vancouver.
La Carmina, a writer and TV presenter best known for her appearances on “Bizarre Foods,” “Oddities,” “Kawaii TV” and “Taboo,” will be presenting two panels on Friday, June 28th. She will speak about breaking into the Tokyo entertainment industry, and give advice on traveling and living in Japan.
La Carmina will also be doing autograph signings on Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th.
Born and raised in Vancouver, she is proud to support an anime event in her hometown.
Anime Evolution 2013 at the University of British Columbia is Vancouver’s premier event for anime, manga, gaming, and every kind of related fandom.
Not only will this mark the return to the full 3-day format, but this special event celebrates the 10th anniversary of Anime Evolution.
The three-day convention (June 28-30) lets audiences and industry interact directly in an informal setting. The price for a daily pass begins at $20, and a three-day pass is $50 at the door.
For more information, please visit www.lacarmina.com and www.animeevolution.com.
ABOUT LA CARMINA:
La Carmina is an alternative Japan fashion blogger and TV host (Bizarre Foods, Oddities, Taboo, Kawaii TV). Her popular LaCarmina blog – http://www.lacarmina.com/blog – has led to international TV hosting and appearances, including New York Fashion Week and Hong Kong Social Media Week. A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law, she’s a journalist (Huffington Post, CNN, Business Insider), and author of 3 books (“Cute Yummy Time” for Penguin, “Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants” for Random House). She hosts and coordinates TV shows for Discovery, National Geographic, Food Network, Travel Channel, NHK Japan and more. Visit her website for spooky-cute Tokyo fashion, alt nightlife, underground culture, and earless cats.
Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle appear at The Central on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.
All are invited to the official Toronto launch of new work by hometown heroes Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle! The boys will be forced on stage to discuss these new works and their impressive young careers with TCAF’s Christopher Butcher. Books New And Old available at the event!
VERY CASUAL: New from Mr. Michael DeForge after a very successful preview at TCAF. VERY CASUAL is an important new collection of DeForge’s short works, including the Doug Wright Award-winning SPOTTING DEER–it is basically impossible to get everything DeForge does, so get this handy and attractively designed compilation! $15
LOSE #5: The latest installment of Deforge’s one-man anthology, featuring 3 awesome self-contained short and more, you basically absolutely need this, come get it. $8
NEW COMICS #1: 3 all new stories by Patrick Kyle (Black Mass, Distance Mover). Awesome stuff. $8
These works as well as a selection of previous releases by these fine gentlemen will be available for sale at this event.
Presented by Koyama Press, The Beguiling, and TCAF
603 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
Saga superstar artist Fiona Staples returns to Alpha Comics on Saturday June 29th, 2013 from noon till 3:00pm! Drop in and meet one of the most celebrated comic artists of today. Lots of copies of Saga Volume 1 and 2 will be available.
We expect Fiona to be very busy that day so she will likely be unable to create sketches and there will be a maximum of 5 items per person to be signed.
Lynnwood Shopping Centre #9, 7005
18th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 1Y1, Canada
Archie Comics celebrates the release of Jinx: Little Miss Steps with two signings in two countries! The first signing will take place at Star Clipper in Saint Louis, MO with Eisner award winning artist Rick Burchett on Saturday, May 25th. One week later, Harvey award winning writer J. Torres will sign at Little Island Comics in Toronto, ON on Saturday June 1st.
Both volumes of the critically acclaimed original graphic novel will be available for purchase at the signings which star a teenage spin on the classic Li’l Jinx character, a fan favorite comic strip that runs in the Archie Comics digests.
Rick Burchett signs on Saturday May 25, 2013 from noon till 3:00pm!
Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110
J. Torres signs on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 11:30 am till 1:00 pm!
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Michael Walsh signs at The Silver Snail from 10am onwards on Wednesday, June 19th to celebrate the release of the new X-Files Series 10 #1 and his acclaimed graphic novel Comeback.
The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
8th Street Books & Comics
1006 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0R9
David Finch, Leonard Kirk, Jason Fabok, and more sign at Gotham Central Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
David Finch – Making his second Free Comic Book Day appearance at Gotham Central! David is known for his work with Marvel titles such as ‘World War Hulk’, ‘X-men’, and ‘Captain America’. After winning The Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist in 2009, he moved to DC Comics to write and draw their New 52 title ‘Batman: The Dark Knight.” He now draws The New 52 title ‘Justice League of America’.
Jason Fabok – Gotham Central is proud to present Jason Fabok as he is now working on his own title for DC Comics. Working with writer John Layman on The New 52’s ‘Detective Comics’, Fabok will be joining us for his second year for Free Comic Book Day.
Mike Del Mundo – Born in the Philippines and now local to Toronto, Ontario, Mike Del Mundo is known for his amazing cover work for Marvel. His art spans a large amount of Marvel titles including Marvel Now’s ‘Avengers Arena’, ‘X-Men Legacy’, and ‘Marvel Zombies’. This is the first time we will be hosting Mike and are pleased to add him to our roster.
Leonard Kirk – Leonard has worked on many titles spanning both Marvel and DC Comics. His work can be found on fan favorites like ‘Aquaman’, ‘Detective Comics’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Ultragirl’ and ‘Dark X-Men’. This is also the first time Leonard has appeared at Gotham Central.
Spent Pencils – Spent Pencils is a collective group of 20+ local artists with various talents. From painters, anime artists, digital artists and skilled pencil workers, the crew of Spent Pencils bring an amazing amount of talent to any event.
Mark Bertolini – A Local Comic writer with a few titles under his belt. Mark has just launched the first issue of this new title ‘Broken’ for Free!
Nicholas Lukic – Nicholas is a local independent filmmaker, artist and writer, currently working on his own comic book series and short films. He will also be at Niagara Falls comic con with local artist Andrew Armelim.
Andrew Armelim – Andrew is a Independent comic illustrator and graphic designer. His most recent work can be found in the promotional posters for ‘DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga’ and is working on a project to bring back a lovable 80’s character in a fresh new comic series drawn by himself.
Chris Burke – Also known as Toronto Joker or That Joker Guy, Chris’ photo-realistic renderings of beloved characters as well as his own comic ‘Comic Sins’ always garner attention of their own next to his painted face.
Toronto Deadpool – He is everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth and here’s hoping he brings a chimichanga cart with him.
Toronto X-Men – The Gang is all here to represent Mutant Kind and keep us all safe from Magneto and the Brotherhood’s elitist ways.
Toronto Ironman – It wouldn’t be a party without Marvel’s favorite billionaire, playboy, genius, philanthropist in attendance. Comes completely suited.
Ontario Ghostbusters – Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost? If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call the professionals…
Back to the Future DeLorean – If you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? Take a trip in the front seat of the famed DeLorean and have photographic proof of the trip. If you meet Darth Vader and he tells you he’s from planet Vulcan… something is a muck.
Arkham Batman and Robin – Sworn to protect the city of Gotham after the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne adopts the name of Batman… and a boy wonder to aid him. Towering at 6’10, you can’t miss this opportunity to meet the ultimate Batman and Robin combo.
That Joker Guy – And what would the Dynamic Duo do all day if we didn’t provide them with a villain? Why so serious?
Hourly prizes and draws, raffles, contests and more!
Gotham Central Comics
5170 Dixie Road Unit 102, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1E3