NYC – Save Our Schmuck Benefit

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Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddha, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld and more appear at Brooklyn’s Union Hall on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM to present an evening of live comix readings, music, and comedy raising funds for health care costs related to Seth Kushner’s fight with leukemia. If you cannot attend but would like to help Seth, you can donate at the link…

About SETH KUSHNER
Seth is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their five year old son. A renowned photographer, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and other publications.

Published books include, The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and upcoming New York Comics. Seth is co-founder of TRIP CITY, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions an independent publishing imprint.

Help Seth and others find their match by registering at this event to become a bone marrow donor with Delete Blood Cancer — All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life! Visit www.deletebloodcancer.org to learn more

More info and tickets at the link!

RSVP on Facebook!

Union Hall – Brooklyn
702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

NYC – The Wrenchies Signing

fd091814Farel Dalrymple presents The Wrenchies in conversation with Brian Heater of Boing Boing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Greenlight Bookstore!

Press Release:

Critically acclaimed cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (creator of Pop Gun War and collaborator with Jonathan Lethem on Omega the Unknown) brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in his new book The Wrenchies, a sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. In Dalrymple’s demented future, humans on a destroyed Earth are oppressed by the evil Shadowsmen, and only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed. Dalrymple will present the book with a slideshow of images, and talk about his work with Brian Heater, who writes about comics for the technology and culture site Boing Boing.

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

OR – Leaving Megalopolis Signing

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Fan favorite writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday September 19th at 7:30 PM to sign her new graphic novel Leaving Megalopolis!

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

NYC – Faeries Tales Art Exhibition

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Brian & Wendy Froud appear at the AFA to open an exhibition of artwork from their new book Faeries’ Tales on Thursday September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

On exhibition, a collection of 30 paintings by Brian and 16 sculptures by Wendy created for and published by Abrams in their newest book, Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales. The exhibition will be on view at AFA of SoHo from September 12th through October 12th, 2014.

Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales explores the complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. Readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the true story is told by the faeries.

RSVPs are requested: RSVP@afanyc.com

AFA
54 Greene Street, New York City, NY 10013
212.226.7374

Programming for Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2014 Includes Bruce Campbell, David Boreanaz

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Press Release:

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ David Boreanaz Q&A’s, Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, Creator Sessions, TV & Film Screenings Headline Programming At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

‘Gotham’ Screening, ‘Star Trek: TNG,’ Reunion, ‘Doctor Who,’ John Barrowman, Karl Urban, Stan Lee Sessions, Game Show, Leonard Nimoy Via Skype, Speed Dating, Film Festival Among 150+ Hours Of Panels At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 21-24


ROSEMONT, Ill., August 13, 2014
 – In its largest and most diverse programming schedule to date, Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will feature more than 150 hours of Q&A’s, movie and TV screenings, special events, creator sessions, meet and greets, parties, fan-driven panels and more over four full days at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Thursday through Sunday, August 21-24Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Sure to be among the most popular panels are the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival (13 film screenings and several themed panels) and exclusive screening of the highly anticipated new Fox drama series “Gotham” (Sat., 1 p.m.). Q&A’s featuring Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy standouts Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and Michael Rooker (Yondu) (Saturday, 5:15 p.m.), “Doctor Who” stars Matt Smith and Gillan(Sunday, 10 a.m, requires additional ticket), David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”) (Saturday, 2 p.m.), John Barrowman (“Torchwood,” “Arrow”) (Saturday, 4 p.m.), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”) (Friday, 1:30 p.m.), Karl Urban (“Buffy,” “Angel”) (Saturday, 11 a.m.), Stan Lee (Sunday, 11 a.m.), a Skype session with Leonard Nimoy (“Star Trek”) (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.) and other celebrities are also big fan favorites. “Bruce Campbell vs. the Audience” (Sat., 6:30 p.m.) as well as Wizard World Presents: Bruce Campbell’s Fanatic’s Face-Off, a frenetic game show (Friday, 7 p.m.) are among the offerings hosted by the inimitable star.

Some of the other Wizard World Chicago Comic Con programming highlights include the following:

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation” Reunion Event, hosted by William Shatner and featuring series stars Sir Patrick StewartJonathan FrakesLevar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden (“Dr. Beverly Crusher”) (Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N River Rd., Sunday, 5 p.m. requires additional ticket)

  • Arrow” stars Katie Cassidy and Michael Jai White in a discussion of all things Starling City (Sat., 5 p.m.); and “How to Survive a Killer TV Show” with Sarah Wayne Callies and Scott Wilson(Sun., noon)

  • FILM:CON Presents Special Guest Kevin Conroy, the animated voice of Batman in dozens of films and shows, includes screening of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and discussion (Saturday, 6 p.m.)

  • Individual Q&A’s with Josh Peck (Fri., 3 p.m.), J. August Richards (Fri., 4:30 p.m.), Erica Durance (Sat., noon), Jason David Frank (Sat., 3:30 p.m.), Nicole Behaire (“Sat., 4 p.m.), Peter Criss(Fri., 5 pm.), “Elvira” Cassandra Peterson (Sun., 1 p.m) and others.

  • Informative discussions with noted comics creators Marv Wolfman, Tom Richmond, Jason Yungbluth, Danny Fingeroth, Dan Mishkin, Alan J. Porter, Gillian Porter, Michael Golden, Jenn Blake, Leinil Yu, Kevin West and more

  • Screening of The Crow (Saturday, 7 p.m., preceded by 6:30 p.m. “Creating the Crow with James O’Barr”) as well as exclusive viewing of the pilot of “Scorpion” (Sat., 3 p.m.)

  • Evening Events including “Wizard World Game Night” (Thurs., 8:30 p.m., Five Roses Pub, 5509 Park Place) (21+ only); “Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw, (Fri., 8:30 p.m., Five Roses Pub) (21+ only); Wizard World After Party (Sat., 8:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr) (21+ only)

  • Con Radio Live” with host Mo Lightning and Aaron Sagers, with special guest Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.)

  • Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7:15 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with featured cosplayer Eric “The Smoke” Moran and others

  • Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Thurs., 3-8 p.m., Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat., 10-11:30 a.m., Sun., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

  • Sci-Fi Speed Dating (Thurs., 5 p.m.; Fri., 2 p.m.5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.2 p.m.4 p.m..; Sun., 11 a.m.2 p.m.), 90-minute sessions

  • Meet-and-greets with Jason David Frank (Fri., 11:30 a.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.) (paid events) and Joel Hodgson (Sat., 3 p.m.)

  • Kids Day (Sunday), with an array of kids and family activities designed just for the younger set, highlighted by the Half-Hour Of Power With The Green Power Ranger (1:45 p.m.)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank and Hodgson Meet & Greets, “Doctor Who” panel with Smith and Gillan, “Star Trek: TNG” Reunion require separate respective tickets.)

A full list of Wizard World Chicago Comic Con programming is available at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-ch.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World Chicago is the 10th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. For more on the event, visit http://www.wizd.me/ChicagoPR.

About Wizard World:

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at http://www.wizd.me/PR.

Michael Golden to Debut Dangerous Curves at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2014

August 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

“Dangerous Curves” Around the Bend at Wizard Chicago! (Thanks to artist Michael Golden)

Dangerous CurvesChicago– Fresh off the presses, the new hardcover, deluxe format, full color sketchbook by Michael Golden will debut at the upcoming Wizard World Chicago show, Aug. 21-24, at his table in the Featured Artist section of this year’s show.

“Michel Golden: Dangerous Curves” is a lush book, at 48 pages, full of powerful pieces by this renowned artist and storyteller.

But why call it “Dangerous Curves?”

Because the name is multi-layered. Golden is known for his strong female characters with their piercing eyes (and yes, curves). And indeed, Michael always says that the first thing he draws for any female character IS the eyes–the window to the soul. And each of Golden’s women express their own strength and individuality on every page, drawn in an authentic and complimentary style.

But “Dangerous Curves” also features other characters–those that lurk around the corner as well as those that seek adventure–providing a good sampling of familiar characters, human and otherwise, providing the drama and/or confronting it.

Being the master storyteller that Michael is, known for his work on “G.I. Joe,” “Spawn,” “Bucky O’Hare,” “The ‘Nam” and much more, of course each piece in this book tells a story of it’s own on each page, with a solid and substantial art style that roots them firmly in your imagination.

In addition to the new book making it’s debut at the show, with the artist in attendance to sign it, all VIP packages for the show will include a free Michael Golden poster in a limited edition. Ask for details on the Wizard World convention website!

“Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves” is limited to 1,000 copies. So, if you haven’t ordered yours from Diamond Distribution, you can still order one while supplies last from evaink@aol.com

For more information on the artist or for ordering, contact evaink@aol.com

IL – Wake Up & Draw 2014

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Tim Seeley signs at Graham Cracker Comics in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday on Thursday August 28th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM! Tim is the writer of the hit GRAYSON series for DC Comics and creator/writer on the Image series REVIVAL as well as the writer/artist/creator of the cult favorite HACK/SLASH comic series!

Graham Cracker Comics – Edgewater
5443 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 561-5010

NY – King Kirby Ale Launch Party

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Ron Marz, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Fred Van Lente, Crystal Skillman, and more appear at the Shmaltz Brewery on Thursday August 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Shmaltz Brewery in Clifton Park, NY will host a fundraiser birthday party on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 to celebrate the late Jack “The King” Kirby’s birthday. Kirby is considered by many to be the co-creator (along with Stan Lee) of the Marvel Comics Universe. Kirby co-created many of the superheroes being adored by fans of Marvel’s recent blockbuster movies, including the Avengers, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, the Fantastic Four and many more.

A group of local comic professionals approached Shmaltz about doing an event, with proceeds to be donated in Jack Kirby’s honor to Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need. Shmaltz stepped up in a big way, creating a limited-edition, Kirby-labeled ale exclusively for the party. King Kirby Ale will make its debut at the event, and a limited number of cases will be available for purchase. With a special edition label designed and drawn by Clifton Park artist Paul Harding, the ale will be available in both Pale and Dark varieties. Shmaltz is donating a percentage of ale sales to Hero Initiative.

“I tried to capture Kirby from an angle that few have seen before, in a way that people can actually look up to him and get a sense of his artistic power,” said Harding, who has sculpted statues and action figures for DC Comics and many other comic-industry clients.

The Aug. 28 event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., and feature an impressive array of comic professionals, including Ron Marz, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Fred Van Lente, Crystal Skillman and many others, who will be signing and sketching for donations to Hero Initiative. Van Lente and Skillman are the co-authors of the recent play “King Kirby,” about Jack Kirby’s life, which enjoyed a successful, well-reviewed run in New York City. Fans attending the party will be able to get autographs and sketches from the comic pros, and enjoy a beer tasting as well as a piece of special Jack Kirby birthday cake. Live music will be provided by Saratoga-based rock ensemble Sugar Pill, led by virtuoso John Stack on guitar and vocals. Party tickets are $20, with proceeds donated to Hero Initiative. Door prizes have been donated by Comic Depot of Saratoga Springs, and Excellent Adventures Comics of Ballston Spa.

Get tickets at the link…

Shmaltz Brewery
6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 406-5430

Atomicon Comics Expo XXXI (August 2014)

We are one month away from the long-awaited RETURN of ATOMICON Comics Expo XXXI, to be held on SATURDAY, August 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn of Manahawkin, located at 151 RT. 72 East in Manahawkin N.J. (Exit 63 off of the Garden State Parkway) near the juncture of RT. 72 and RT.9.

*Special Holiday Weekend LOW Admission Charge of Just ONE Dollar for Adults and Teens (Kids are FREE) guarantees that YOU have MORE to SPEND in our Climate-controlled Dealers Room on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), DVDs, Action Figures, Supplies, and all manner of Comic Collectibles!

*Free, Free, FREE!: FREE Admission for Kids (12-and-Under)…FREE Parking for Con attendees in the Hotel parking lot…FREE Comics for the First 100 Patrons!

*Dandy DOOR PRIZES!: Our Atomicon give-aways can’t be beat: Bat-Bux $howca$h, our “famous” Mystery Box ‘O’ Stuff (over $100 value inside), the Free GAS CARD Give-away…plus a special “Dealers Only” Door Prize, awarded at end of the show!

*Garrulous Guest ARTISTS!: Over the years, Atomicon has showcased Great Guest Artists, such as Steranko, Rudy Nebres, Mark McKenna, Kurt Schaffenberger, Jack Harris, Bob Petrecca, Howard Bender, Chris Campana, and MANY others. Look for our Guest List, posted here…or e-mail us directly for the latest News and Updates!

*NEW this year: Special Charity AUCTION: a special Comic Auction will be held at 1 p.m., featuring hard-to-find collectibles, right alongside unbeatable bargains for collectors on a budget…all for a Good Cause (to be specified at the show)!

*Easy ACCESS: Take the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 (for north-south travel) and RT. 72 (east-west), to find us, quick and easy, on a 6-lane highway. No car? No problem! Use the Rt.9 BUS (Atlantic City/Lakewood line) and get off at Rt.72..!

*TRADITION!: For 15 Years (and 30 shows), ATOMICON has been synonymous with Always Affordable Family Entertainment…and a MegaTON of Comic FUN! DON’T let the summer pass without taking in a N.J. Shore TRADITION: the ONE…the ONLY…the ORIGINAL ATOMICON! It’s a bird…it’s a plane…It’s YOU…at ATOMICON! Be there…or Be SQUARE! – The Promotion Team at Surf Pirates Productions

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Albany Comic Con (November 2014)

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Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2014
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 6th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.

The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Joe Sinnott, Matthew Dow Smith, Richard Clark, Paul Harding, Fred hembeck, Joe Orsak, Jack purcell, an dmany more

Albany flyer

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