CT – FCBD: The Bug Zapper Signing

Cartoonist Tom Eaton signs at Cave Comics on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

What would you do if your neighbors were super villains? In this superhero graphic novel for kids, the Bug Zapper must keep a town full of bug villains in line. Join our hero and school reporters Robert and Amber as they contend with Mean Mosquito, Bumblebeezy, and more! Extra animated scenes and printable activities can be found at bugzappercomics.com.

About the Author:
Tom Eaton is a Brooklyn, NY-based cartoonist/animator, and grew up in Newtown. He’s worked on animated productions for Cartoon Network, PBS, and the Disney Channel, and has also animated his own short films.

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Cave Comics
57 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470
203-426-4346

CT – Secrets & Sequences Signing

Gene Luen Yang appears at R.J. Julia Booksellers on Monday April 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM!

Gene is this year’s National Ambassador to Young People’s Literature and will be discussing Reading Without Walls, an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things!

Stately Academy is no ordinary school: it was once home to an elite institute where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. Hopper, Eni, and Josh won’t rest until they’ve learned the whole story, but they aren’t the only ones interested in the school’s past.

Principal Dean is hot on their trail, demanding that the coders turn over their most powerful robot. Dean may be a creep, but he’s nothing compared to the guy who’s really in charge: a green-skinned coding genius named Professor One-Zero.

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.

His graphic novel set Boxers and Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has also written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman.

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R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443
203-245-3959

TerrifiCon (August 2017)

TerrifiCon Connecticut's number 1 comic con at Mohegan Sun

Convention Name
TerrifiCon – Connecticut’s #1 Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.terrificon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/18/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/20/2017
About This Convention
TERRIFICON® returns on AUGUST 18-20, 2017, with MORE guests, MORE surprises and MORE fun at Connecticut’s BEST Hotel and Convention Center – MOHEGAN SUN! Featuring the largest gathering of legendary comic book creators in the Nutmeg State!

Once again, BIG FEDORA MARKETING, LLC is producing the Connecticut’s #1 comic book convention for fans of; comics and their creators, actors from superhero, sci-fi, horror shows and films! Plus the best shopping for comic books, artwork, pop-culture memorabilia and gaming goods.

Finally, TERRIFICON has the State’s coolest COSPLAYERS and don’t forget our famous after con activities! It’s 3 full days of non-stop, family-fun at MOHEGAN SUN!

There are a lot of comic cons out there, but there is only one TERRIFIC COMIC CON — TERRIFICON

Venue Name and Address
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
20,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
ADAM WEST, BURT WARD, MARV WOLFMAN, GEORGE PEREZ, JERRY ORDWAY, MIKE DECARLO, CHRIS GIARRUSSO, already announced, over 60 guests scheduled from the comic book and film imdustry

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Connecticut Gamer Con (April 2017)

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Convention Name
Connecticut Gamer Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.ctgamercon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/02/2017
About This Convention
Connecticut’s Terrific Gamer Convention (ct gamer con) – The area’s new Game And Cosplay Con for Video Games and More!

Join us for competitive video gaming (esports) for cool prizes, free play of your favorites! Retro-Gaming, Arcade classics and Pinball – its all here!

PLUS – CT GAMER CON is also a celebration of MAGIC the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer and more! Sit down with your friends and play your favorite Tabletop and RPG games all weekend at the spacious MOHEGAN SUN Convention Center!

Get ready to shop for Awesome Artwork, Gaming Supplies, Statues, Action Figures, FUNKO POPS, Anime Collectibles, Cool Clothes and more in our Dealer Showcase

Finally, dress as your favorite character in our Cosplay contest on Saturday. Be the hero you always wanted to be from your favorite game,
sci-fi or fantasy film or TV show!

LIVE MUSIC ON SATURDAY NIGHT!

Venue Name and Address
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Gaming
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles

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CT – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at William H. Mortensen Hall on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM!

In this live event he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.” It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. Tickets available at the link…

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The Bushnell Theater
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 987-5900

ComiCONN (June 2017)

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Convention Name
ComiCONN
Convention Website Address
http://comiconn.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/10/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2017
About This Convention
A Show for the Fans by the Fans!

Join ComiCONN for its 8th show at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 10th & 11th, 2017. Kick off the summer in a BIG way at the premier resort destination in the Northeast and the largest resort casino in North America!

Venue Name and Address
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
10,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

CT – Ghosts Signing

000000000000000-GHOSTS-rainaRaina Telgemeier, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of SMILE, DRAMA, SISTERS, and THE BABYSITTERS CLUB, appears at the First Congregational Church on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM to sign her latest book GHOSTS!

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea.

As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake — and her own.

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Sisters, and Drama, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series. Raina’s accolades include multiple Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Her next graphic novel, Ghosts, will be released in the fall of 2016. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Visit her online at www.goRaina.com.

$15.00 ticket per family, includes admission and (1) copy of Ghosts, sold via RJ Julia Books.

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First Congregational Church of Madison, CT
26 Meeting House Ln, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-2739

CT – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Award-winning Graphic Novelist GENE LUEN YANG appears on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4-6PM at the University of Connecticut’s Student Union Theater.

Open to the Public / Talk and Book Signing

Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and Asian American Cultural Center

GENE LUEN YANG began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006 First Second Books published American Born Chinese, which became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album.

In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, Yang’s two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Nominated for a National Book Award, this book also won the L.A. Times Book Prize.

Gene Yang has created a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman! In addition to cartooning, he teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, teaching alongside amazing authors like Anne Ursu, Gary Schmidt, Laura Ruby, Matt De La Pena, to name a few.

In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Gene Luen Yang the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

UConn Student Union Theater
2110 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268
(860) 486-3422

CT – T.J. Miller Performs

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Comedian TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One) brings his latest standup tour to the College Street Music Hall on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link!

T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational stand-up act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage.

His hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “The Extended Play E.P.”, an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin.

Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, ROCK OF AGES, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK.

Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand.

Upcoming films include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and READY PLAYER ONE, directed by Steven Spielberg. He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.

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College Street Music Hall
238 College St, New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 867-2000

CT – Baggywrinkles Signing

00000000-baggywrinklesCartoonist 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.

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Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-3795

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