BC – Save the Rio with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is coming to the Rio for a very special #SavetheRio edition of “An Evening with Kevin Smith” on Friday, March 30th at 9:30 PM!

Proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting the #SavetheRio campaign

Get your tickets quick while you still can!

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, Kevin Smith has written and directed numerous films including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Yoga Hosers, and Tusk. Kevin is the creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men and has authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

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The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 1W1
+1 604-879-3456

ON – Why Art? Signing + Q&A

Eleanor Davis appears at the Beguiling on Friday, March 9th where will be doing a performance of her book starting at 7:30, followed by a Q&A with Beguiling owner Peter Birkemoe and a chance to get your copies signed!

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Firebug/Gideon Falls Double Launch

Johnnie Christmas and Jeff Lemire appear at the Beguiling on Wednesday March 7th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of two great new titles from Image Comics, FIREBUG and GIDEON FALLS!

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Little Island Comics Grand Re-Opening

Press Release:

Little Island Comics is BACK!!! Offering the widest possible array of graphic novels, manga, and comics for people 12 years old and younger, Little Island celebrates its Grand Re-Opening during March Break 2018 with a slate of creator appearances, refreshments and activities– with a sale to jumpstart your library of great comics for kids!

When it opened in 2011, Little Island served thousands of young readers, grateful parents, enthusiastic educators, and cool aunts and uncles for five years until the original Mirvish Village location closed due to redevelopment. During that time Little Island was more than a retail destination — it was a local hub: a venue for comics-making classes and teacher/librarian sessions, and hosted many book launches and events with kid-lit luminaries like Tomi Ungerer (The Three Robbers), Kate Beaton (The Princess and the Pony), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Jon Klassen (We Found a Hat).

“Little Island has proven to be a key part of The Beguiling’s business overall,” says proprietor Peter Birkemoe. “I’m thrilled to once again devote space where kids and parents can learn, read and start loving comics. And we really missed giving our youngest customers the specific attention they deserve.”

“Little Island Comics responded to the public’s continuing need for specialized books shops as points of discovery, interaction, and creative community,” Little Island Comics manager Andrew Woodrow-Butcher adds. “It’s a bricks-and-mortar success story!”

A year after closing its previous Mirvish Village location, Little Island Comics re-opens in March next door to its parent shop The Beguiling’s newly expanded location at the top of Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market neighbourhood. As The Beguiling enters its fourth decade as North America’s premier comic book retailer, the move to College Street has allowed it to add a gallery and events space, which Little Island will share.

Little Island Comics will be staffed by the same team that worked at the previous location, who also work for The Beguiling’s Library Services business, which has been helping school and  public libraries curate their comics collections for more than 15 years. Comics as a medium has become a mainstay of educational library collections in the last decade, and parents and educators will appreciate the expert help in selecting titles that address curriculum objectives, learning challenges, and a wide variety of reading levels. Kids will appreciate the engaging visual storytelling in some of today’s most popular books for young people!

Little Island will offer a 20% discount on all in-print kids comics, picture books, and graphic novels throughout March Break (March 10-18, 2018) to encourage families to dig into graphic novels! The week will culminate in a Grand Re-Opening Party on Saturday, March 17th, with refreshments, drop-in activities, story time, and appearances by such creators as:

  • Scott Chantler (The Three Thieves series)
  • Naseem Hrab (Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend)
  • Brian McLachlan (Draw Out the Story)
  • Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)
  • Kean Soo (March: Grand Prix, Jellaby)
  • Britt Wilson (Cat Dad, King of the Goblins)
  • Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind, Science Comics: The Brain)

…and more! For details on the line-up for the Grand Re-Opening, please follow Little Island Comics on Facebook and Twitter (@littleislandcmx), or check back here on the Little Island blog regularly!

Little Island Comics
323 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2 Canada
416 533 9168

ON – Riftworld Legends #1 Launch Party

Writer/creator Jonathan Williams, artist Daniel Wong, and the Riftworld team appear at Silver Snail Comics on Monday, February 26th at 7:00 PM for the comic book launch party for new ongoing comic series Riftworld Legends!

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The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
416-593-0889

QC – Why Art? Signing

Press Release:

Eleanor Davis appears at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present her newest book, Why Art? A work of art unto itself, Why Art? is part pseudo-serious artistic philosophy and part surrealist narrative that seeks to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve.

What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) leavens her exploration of these concepts with a sense of humour and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worthy of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.

Eleanor Davis has been honoured by the Eisner Awards and has won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Her works include How to Be Happy (Fantagraphics Books, 2014) and You & a Bike & a Road (Koyama Press, 2017), and she contributed a short piece to the acclaimed comics anthology NOW (Fantagraphics, 2017). She lives in Athens, GA with fellow cartoonist Drew Weing.

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

ON – Old Man Hawkeye Signing

Press Release:

Paradise Comics is proud to present a signing with writer Ethan Sacks on Thursday, February 15th 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Ethan is the writer of Marvel’s Old Man Hawkeye, with art by Marco Checchetto. Follow an aged Clint Barton on his quest for vengeance in a new series that returns us to a world ruled by Super Villains first visited in Old Man Logan.

Over twenty years at the New York Daily News, Ethan Sacks covered movies, television, comic books and geek culture. He’s profiled a who’s who of Hollywood personalities from Affleck to Ziyi Zhang, traveled to New Zealand to be filmed with performance capture technology, and broke the story of Marvel Comics’ decision to kill off Captain America, a scoop that was picked up by more than 4,000 outlets around the world. But eventually everyone has to grow up—so, now he writes comic books for Marvel like a real adult.

Previously for Marvel Ethan has worked on Secret Empire: Brave New World.

Copies of both the first and second issues of Old Man Hawkeye will be available at the store. Don’t miss this chance to meet and get your book signed by this up and coming writer at Marvel!

A CGC Signature Series will also be available .

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

Toronto Toy and Video Game Show (March 2018)

Convention Name
Toronto Toy & Video Game Show (Now Offering Vinyl Records)
Convention Website Address
http://torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/04/2018
About This Convention
The Toronto Toy & Video Game Show is back!

Sun March 4th, 2018 Toronto Plaza Hotel 1677 Wilson Avene Hwy 400/401 area.

TTVS has quickly become the hottest and most affordable toy show in the city!

Just $5 to enter and kids are free!

75 tables loaded with new and vintage toys & video games!

PLUS! We are now offering vintage vinyl records and tapes!

Find all your favourites including Barbie, Beanie Babies, Board Games, Cabbage Patch Dolls, GI Joe, Transformers, Hot Wheels, Marvel Legends, Matchbox, Old Die Cast Models, Tonka Trucks, Toy Train Sets, Nintendo, WWF and so much more!

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M6L 1A5
Canada
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Sports

QC – Ours: Brun Blanc Noir Signing

Author and illustrator Pascal Girard appears at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly for the launch of Ours: Brun, Blanc, Noir on Friday, February 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Pascal Girard was born in 1981 in Jonquière, Québec. Dating back to his early days at school desks, he has been filling the margins of his notebooks with drawings. Since he couldn’t shake the habit, naturally he made it his career. Ours is his 5th book with La Pastèque.

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

QC – Short Stories For Little Monsters Signing

Illustrator Marie-Louise Gay appears at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM to read and sign SHORT STORIES FOR LITTLE MONSTERS!

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

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