Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood signs at Bank Square Books on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM!
Welcome to the world of Baggywrinkles—a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier]. Bellwood sailed aboard square-rigged vessels for months to collect the experiences found in these pages. Readers will learn about the secret language of sailors’ tattoos, why it’s a terrible idea to make someone walk the plank, and how scurvy went from a misunderstood scourge to a curable disease.
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
Calling all fans of superheroes, sci-fi, horror, and anime! TerrifiCon: CT’s Terrific Comic Con™ invades the massive Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut, on August 19-21, 2016, for three days of action, excitement, and family fun.
Big Fedora Marketing, the producer of the three-day comic con at Mohegan Sun, is expanding the event’s programming to provide fans with more space for exhibits and a greater number of dealers in rare comic books and pop-culture merchandise. TerrifiCon offers fans more opportunities to meet their favorite comic-book artists and writers, as well as performers from TV and movies. There will also be a great lineup of after-con activities, including parties, poker, music, and comedy all at Mohegan Sun, recently voted Connecticut’s “Best Hotel” by Travel and Leisure magazine.
More than 40 comic-creator guests will be part of the largest gathering of comic-book professionals in Connecticut for the three-day spectacular. The list includes Marvel’s award-winning and best-selling Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, legendary Batman artist Neal Adams, the first-ever New England appearance of comic writer Roger Stern, and a rare con appearance by artist Rick Hoberg, who worked on Marvel’s original adaptation of “Star Wars” and animated shows like “Spider- Man and his Amazing Friends,” “Jem,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “The X-Men,”. New York Times best selling author Peter David (Star Trek, Hulk) and many more. Artists appearing include Mark Bagley (Spider-Man), Dan Parent (Archie), Ron Garney (Daredevil), Graham Nolan (Batman), Scott Koblish (Deadpool), Franco (Tiny Titans) and dozens more.
From the world of television and movies, writer/director/actor and lifelong fanboy, Kevin Smith, will be doing a special comedy show on Saturday night at the Cabaret theater at Mohegan Sun. Other members of Smith’s View Askewniverse will be meeting fans over the course of the weekend, including actor Jason Mewes, from Smith’s films “Clerks,” and the Jay and Silent Bob film series, Jeremy London from “Mallrats” (and “Party of Five”), and the cast of “Comic Book Men”.
Other celebrity guests include representatives of current and recent hits, such as Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead”), Katrina Law (“Arrow”), and Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), as well as veteran performers, like Rene Auberjonois (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Boston Legal,” “Benson”), Sam J. Jones (“Flash Gordon”), and wrestling legend Road Warrior Animal. Many more guests will be announced in the coming months.
The three-day event will also have many other events and attractions, including a costume contest for adults, a costume parade for children, more than a dozen question-and-answer panels with the invited guests, live music and comedy, photo backdrops, and a special day of children’s programming on Sunday which includes magic shows, music, and more.
“For fans of comic books, sci-fi/fantasy films and TV shows, and cosplay, the three-day convention at Mohegan Sun will be the ‘must-attend’ event of the summer”, said TerrifiCon’s owner Mitch Hallock. “We are also incorporating the terrific elements and activities of Mohegan Sun which you cannot find at any other comic con and that will give fans so much more to do after the show ends for the day.” Hallock, who is a lifelong comic-book fan and frequent contributor to WPLR’s “Chaz and AJ” radio program as “King of the Nerds” went on to say this comic con will “deliver the experience fans expect from the massive big-city comic cons while still maintaining an intimate setting.”
Visit the con’s official website for show hours and details at www.terrificon.com
Children 8 and under are admitted at no charge to the comic con when accompanied by a paying adult attendee. Comic con tickets are on sale at Mohegan Sun Box Office, which is open seven days a week, from 10 am – 8 pm, or may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com
Join Bank Square Books for an author talk with actress and poet Amber Tamblyn, author of the book Dark Sparkler, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
A lifelong performer from a Hollywood family, actress Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Two and a Half Men, The Ring) is also an established poet who has studied with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, and others.
As a working actress, she is also deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the costs of fame and the demands placed on young women in movies and on television. An initially casual interest in the lives and disappointments of actresses before her time—tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this insightful and emotionally charged collection of poetic portraits of the lives and troubling ends of more than thirty actresses famous and obscure. Featuring subjects like Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Mansfield—and paired with original artwork, commissioned for this book, by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—DARK SPARKLER is a surprising and thought-provoking collection from a searching and multi-talented young artist.
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
In SHATNER’S WORLD…a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and musical selections in his inimitable style.
Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338
Actress Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Rock the Kasbah) appears at the First Congregational Church of Madison, CT on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book PRETTY HAPPY: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body. Tickets are available from RJ Julia Booksellers plus full details.
First Congregational Church of Madison, CT
26 Meeting House Ln, Madison, CT 06443
Star of The Walking Dead, Michael Cudlitz, makes a special appearance in The Shops concourse as part of Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check. The acclaimed actor who plays Sergeant Abraham Ford in the hit horror series The Walking Dead greets fans on Saturday January 16th with a live Q&A at 7:00pm followed by a signing at 7:30pm.
Participation is one a first-come first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, Michael Cudlitz will only be signing one piece of memorabilia or the headshot given out at the event per person. There will be no personal photos or photo personalization. This event is bracelet-only. Bracelets will be distributed at 5:00pm at the signing area in The Shops concourse. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.
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TerrifiCon is unwrapping our gifts a few days early and we don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice!
We are presenting the fans our first, new legendary comic creator who will be appearing alongside, comic writers, artists, TV/movie actors on August 19-21 at the lavish Mohegan Sun convention center in Uncasville, CT as we present the terrific comic con…
Please welcome, the one and only, artist and writer, HOWARD CHAYKIN to his first ever con appearance in Connecticut!
Mr. Chaykin was born in 1950 in New Jersey but raised in East Flatbush and Brownsville, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. He started out as a gofer for the legendary artist Gil Kane at 19, which also led him to work for Wally Wood, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams and Byron Preiss, all of whom are greats in the field of comics. This is where he honed his skills as an artist and a writer. Before starting to work in film and television he was one of the pioneers of the graphic novel with “Stars Be My Destination” and “Empire.” He was also the artist of the comic adaptation of “Star Wars” as well as the artist of one of the “Luke Skywalker” movie posters for the film. He also created the revolutionary comics “American Flagg” and “Black Kiss” and did modern updates of “The Shadow” and “Blackhawk”. He’s worked on the original “Flash” TV series, and more recently on comics like “Satellite Sam” with Matt Fraction, SHIELD and many more!
Fans can meet Mr. Chaykin, on August 19-21 at the Mohegan Sun as Big Fedora Marketing, LLC presents the Terrific Comic Con – TERRIFICON!
Be sure to follow us throughout 2016 as we keep adding to our guest list of creators, featured artists, announce events, costume, trivia contests and more surprises.
Plus the finest DEALERS and EXHIBITORS in the North East will be there with terrific items to buy from original art, toys, clothes, statues, Funko and of course – COMICS! (if you want to be part of it remember booths/tables go ON SALE IN JANUARY). TICKETS ARE ON SALE IN FEBRUARY.
You can follow the latest news here on Facebook on this page or in our group “TerrifiCon at the Mohegan Sun August 19-21, 2016.”
Hear me, Mitch Hallock, “King of the Nerds” on CT’s favorite morning show – CHAZ & AJ on WPLR, WDRC and 95.9 FOX radio as your friendly neighborhood producer of cons reviews the latest news in pop culture!
Follow the Terrific Comic Con on Twitter @itsterrificon Instagram @terrificon_2016 or sign up for our newsletter on our website : www.terrificon.com
We are going to rock Connecticut and the surrounding states this Summer and are thrilled to have you along for the ride. Be sure to invite your friends along too for comics, cosplay and cool times at the Mohegan Sun!
Have a safe, happy and super – TERRIFIC Holiday and New Year!
ATTENTION comic book, pop culture, cosplay, and convention fans. Connecticut ComiCONN has joined forces with Altered Reality Entertainment and Hartford Comic Con to form the NEW and IMPROVED Hartford ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!” ™ Connecticut’s BIGGEST comic book and pop culture show! ComiCONN returns for it’s 7th show this September 24th & 25th at the XL Center in Hartford Connecticut with a big end of Summer event! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!
We would like to thank everyone for all the support over the years. Altered Reality Entertainment is looking forward to building a great show in the Nutmeg State. This merge is for you all. “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!”
In the next few months, we will be restructuring & transferring over the HCC Facebook page, Twitter page, and website to the new Hartford ComiCONN. Spread the word, tell your friends, share this post, and let everyone know about the NEW Hartford ComiCONN coming in 2016!
Guest announcements, exhibitor information, and more coming soon!
Cartoonist Bill Griffith appears at the Mark Twain House on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir.
This is the renowned cartoonist’s first long-form graphic work ― a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew. Black & white illustrations throughout
The Book/Mark Series is supported by a generous grant from the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Trustees.
This is a free BOOOK/MARK event, and is followed by a book sale and signing. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call (860) 247-0998 or click here.
Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105