Hero Initiative hits the ground with 30 creators at Phoenix Comicon on Memorial Day weekend!
Los Angeles, CA (May 14, 2013) Hero Initiative, the charity that comic creators in medical and financial need, will hit the Phoenix Comicon (www.PhoenixComicon.com) Memorial Day weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center from Friday May 23 through Sunday, May 26. Hero will have 30 comic creators all over the floor collecting at their own tables to help raise money for fellow comic creators in need, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, who will be doing sketches at booth #2422 and donating the proceeds to Hero. Make sure you check him out!
Other creators taking donations for Hero include: Mike and Laura Allred, Ryan Cody, Jen Davidson, Mark dos Santos, Ben Glendenning, Brian Haberlin, Kyle Higgins, Dan Jurgens, Scott Kolins, Andy Kuhn, John Layman, Jeff Mariotte, Mike McKone, Brian and Kristy Miller, Mike Norton, Tony Parker, Brandon Peterson, Whilce Portacio, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Stuart Sayger, J. Michael Straczynski, Arthur Suydam, Ben Templesmith, Jim Valentino, Matt Wagner, Cory Walker and Dan Wickline.
On Friday, make sure to stop by Majerle’s Sports Grill located at 24 North 2nd St., a mere three-minute walk from the convention center. Show your Phoenix Comicon program, and Majerle’s will donate 15% of your bill back to Hero Initiative. So eat and drink up!
And on Saturday at 8 p.m., Copper Blues Rock Pub at 50 West Jefferson St. is hosting a drink-and-draw event benefiting Hero. Swing by and see talent, talent, talent!
Hero Initiative will be at booth #2243 all weekend. Stop by to say hello, or grab something to add to your collection! See you there!
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 $500,000 to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call626-676-6354.
Author Lauren Beukes signs at The Poisoned Pen on June 5, 2013 from 7:00 till 8:30 pm!
About The Shining Girls
The Time Traveler’s Wife meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in this story of a time-traveling serial killer who is impossible to trace–until one of his victims survives.
In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back.
Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.
THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the classic serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing girl in pursuit of a deadly criminal.
Lauren Beukes is the author of the acclaimed novels Moxyland and Zoo City. She is a recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, finished runner-up to Lev Grossman for the John W Campbell Award, was shortlisted for a plethora of other awards and received rave reviews from around the world including The New York Times and The Guardian. She has also written the comic series Fairest for Vertigo. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and her daughter. Visit her online at laurenbeukes.com
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Writer Adam Beechen signs All About Books and Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
All About Books and Comics
5060 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Erik Larsen, Eric Canete, Brian Augustyn, Cassandra Poulson, and many more appear at Samurai Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
1051 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Win VIP tickets to Emerald City Comicon, find out why Nancy A. Collins has called for a boycott of Dragon*Con, and check out reports from the Amazing Arizona Comic Con.
Artist and Invincible co-creator Cory Walker signs at Samurai Comics on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at noon! Limited to a numbered run of 50 copies!
1051 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
*** UPDATE: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING MR. STAN LEE ***
We here at Amazing Arizona Comic Con regret to announce that we have been informed by Mr. Stan Lee’s representatives that he is physically unable to travel and appear for this weekend’s events due to illness. Fortunately, we have a full weekend of great programming, over hundred of comic creators coming to the convention, and nearly 300 exhibitors on the main floor. Further headline guest Jim Lee, the Best Selling comic artist of all time, will be on hand at the event to meet with attendees, sign FREE autographs, and share in the spirit of comics and pop culture. Amazing Arizona Comic Con apologizes for the inconvenience and wishes Mr. Stan Lee a speedy recovery.
For those attendees who purchased Stan Lee Photo Ops or Stan Lee Packages, you may contact INFO@AmazingArizonaComicCon.com to inquire about refund eligibility. Please contact us no later than Friday, January 25, 2013 for more information. Amazing Arizona Comic Con reserves the right to process and issue refunds for eligible and qualified attendees, which will be dispersed from February 18 through 28.
Amazing Arizona Comic Con, in cooperation with Desert Wind Comics, has the following options available to those who have previously purchased INDIVIDUAL SIGNING TICKETS for the Stan Lee Autograph sessions taking place this Saturday, January 26, 2013. You may choose from one of the following choices:
1. The purchaser of a Stan Lee signing ticket may submit to Desert Wind Comics one item for each signing ticket to be signed by Stan Lee. Desert Wind Comics will personally take the items to be signed to Stan Lee’s office in Los Angeles, Ca and once signed, will then ship the items to their appropriate owners. (A minimal shipping fee applies)
2. The purchaser of a Stan Lee signing ticket may choose to submit their comic book to Desert Wind Comics to be signed by Stan Lee as per option 1 and then have the book submitted to CGC for Signature Series grading (additional fees apply) and then have the graded comic shipped back to the owner.
3. The purchaser of a Stan Lee signing ticket may get a refund of the paid ticket. The refund is in accordance with the policy stated in the Desert Wind Comics web store advertisement for Stan Lee signing tickets.
See a Desert Wind Comics representative at Booth #620 for details and restrictions.
Please note that if you have not already purchased a signing ticket you may still purchase a Stan Lee signing ticket and then choose either option 1 or 2. (All fees apply)
Stan Lee signing tickets may be purchased at the Desert Wind Comics booth located at booth 620.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend in Phoenix!
Legendary Comic Creator JI
Olympus Has Fallen gets a poster and a trailer, preview the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, and more.
January 15, 2013 by Colin Solan
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Author Brad Meltzer’s new book, The Fifth Assassin, is out today. It’s about a serial killer who’s recreating the crimes of all the Presidential assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. You can read more at www.bradmeltzer.com/book/the-
New York City
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th Street
(And yes, in NY, Brad (with the help of John Hodgman) will be trying to break the Guinness Book World Record for “most decoder rings in one place,” so please bring friends.)
Wednesday, January 16 – 7:00pm
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, January 17 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Center
7851 L Tysons Corner Center
Coral Gables, FL
Friday, January 18 – 8:00pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Boca Raton, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble
1400 Glades Road
Vero Beach, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 2:00pm
Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Boulevard
Monday, January 21 – 6:30pm
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Boston (Brookline), MA
Tuesday, January 22 – 7:00pm
279 Harvard Street
Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30pm
1901 Vine Street
Highlands Ranch, CO
Thursday, January 24 –7:30pm
9315 Dorchester Street
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, January 25 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Hugo-award winner Timothy Zahn, best known for his New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels, visits Changing Hands Bookstore on Sunday January 13th from noon till 2:00 pm with Scoundrels, his new novel set in the Star Wars universe. Members of the 501st Legion: Dune Sea Garrison also attend in full Stormtrooper uniform!
Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory after having just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But there’s a bounty on his head—and if he can’t cough up the credits, he’ll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king’s ransom. Or maybe a gangster’s fortune? That’s what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han’s less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. So Han assembles a gallery of rouges—including his indispensable sidekick Chewbacca and the cunning Lando Calrissian. But will their crime really pay, or will it cost them the ultimate price?
Event ticket (admits two) is free when you purchase Scoundrels from Changing Hands Bookstore.
Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called at 11am to fill seats and designated standing room.
If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 11:45am.
Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders, if time allows.
Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
TIMOTHY ZAHN is the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as Cascade Point, which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which Dragon and Thief was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire. Zahn lives in Oregon.
THE DUNE SEA GARRISON is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 3,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group. Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the “bad guys” from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader they strive for quality and accuracy in every costume they create.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283