TerrifiCon Announces Howard Chaykin as 2016 Guest

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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!

Hartford ComiCONN Announces 2016 Dates

December 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Connecticut, Convention News

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Press Release:

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!

www.comiconn.com

Guest announcements, exhibitor information, and more coming soon!

CT – Invisible Ink Signing

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Cartoonist Bill Griffith appears at the Mark Twain House on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Press Release:

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
860-247-0998

CT – Mark My Words V

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Press Release:

The Mark Twain House & Museum goes into hyper drive with MARK MY WORDS V…IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY! In anticipation of the release of STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS, we have assembled a lineup of authors that write in the Star Wars Expanded Universe: novels, comics, reference books, children’s books, and graphic novels.

With over 100 Star Wars titles between them, JASON FRY, JOHN OSTRANDER, MICHAEL STACKPOLE, RYDER WINDHAM and TIMOTHY ZAHN have staked out the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim with adventures and characters from the films and of their own.

Join us for the MARK MY WORDS author panel at Immanuel Congregational Church at 7:00 PM or “Jabba-size” your experience with our DEATH STAR DISCO & DESSERTS AFTER-PARTY at The Mark Twain House’s Webster Bank Museum Center. It’s going to be more fun than an Ewok celebration!

Tickets available at the link…

Event takes place on Friday November 6, 2015 at the Immanuel Congregational Church located at 10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.

New Haven Comic and Collectible Spectacular (November 2015)

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Convention Name
New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular
Convention Website Address
http://www.facebook.com/newhavenspectacular
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
11/01/2015
About This Convention
EVENT: New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular

LOCATION: YMA ANNEX HALL 554 Woodward Ave., New Haven, CT 06512Welcome to The New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular! We will feature vendors selling new and old comics, toys, and collectible along with independent writers, artists and creators and live music by adventure rock band High Adventure and a DJ, hourly prize drawings and on-site concessions.

Currently this show will run at the Annex Y.M.A. Club in New Haven, Connecticut on November 1st, 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Right off I-95N at Exit 50, admission will be $3.50 per person and children 10 & under are free. There will be plenty of parking for all with ground floor entrance ways and handicapped parking and ramps are also on premise. Tables are currently available for artists, dealers, and fans which will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact the Facebook for details on vendor table costs, or please call (203)747-6122. Come dressed in your favorite costume and tell all your friends and family, we hope to truly make this once again a ‘spectacular’ event! DON’T FORGET TO TUNE IN AND

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @NHSpectacular OR ‘LIKE’ US ON FACEBOOK at: www.facebook.com/newhavespectacular.

For ATTENDING VENDORS AND ARTISTS – All tables are 8′ and there is also access to limited electrical outlets at no charge for those that need them, please inquire within.  Table prices are as follows: $50.00 per table, $90.00 = 2 tables, $125.00 = 3 tables. Additional tables will be sold at an extra $25.00 per table.

Venue Name and Address
YMA ANNEX HALL
554 Woodward Ave.
New Haven, CT 06512
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
55
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

New Haven

Hartford Comic Con Returns on Sept. 19-20, 2015

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Hartford Comic Con returns this September 19-20, 2015 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT! In the very first year, over 11,000 fans attended and this year they are looking for even more fans to join in the fun!

The staff has been hard at work putting together a great guest line up for this year’s convention and will continue to do so up to the opening of the show! Currently the following comic creators are scheduled to appear: Ray Fawkes, Chad Hardin, John Tyler Christopher, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Dave Dorman, Jeremy Bastian, Craig Rousseau, Mark McKenna (special host for this year’s Kids Conn!), Jack Purcell, Bob Almond, Khary Randolph, Paul Ryan, Sara Richard, Darby Pop!, Jeff Schultz, Ransom Getty, Nate Bellegarde, Mike Lilly, Matt Fletcher, Braden Lamb, Alex Sanchez, Eric Talbot, Alex Sanchez and Ale Garza!

Additionally several media guests from movies and television will also appear: Kelly Hu, Eric Roberts, Michael Jai WhiteJoey Lauren Adams, Christy Romano, BJ Britt, Ernie Hudson, Samantha Newark, Nicki Clyne, Robert Axelrod, Jeff Kline, Taimak, Tito Santana, and Trina Nishimura!

For those interested in either Artist Alley tables or Vendor space, please visit our website www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow the link under the registration tab.

Follow on Facebook for the most up-to-date information! RSVP on Facebook!

For those interested in attending our event, tickets are available directly from the XL Center’s homepage www.xlcenter.com, by phone 877-522-8499, or by visiting the XL Center itself.

CT – Archmage Signing

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Author R.A. Salvatore appears to sign his new novel ARCHMAGE on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Mark Twain House!

About this author
R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He’s an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation.

Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
860-247-0998

New Haven Comic and Collectible Spectacular (June 2015)

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Convention Name
New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular
Convention Website Address
http://www.facebook.com/newhavenspectacular
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
06/07/2015
About This Convention
EVENT: New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular
LOCATION: YMA ANNEX HALL 554 Woodward Ave., New Haven, CT 06512Welcome to The New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular! We will feature vendors selling comics new and old, toys, and collectibles. We will also have on hand some local artist talent including an ‘art fight” hosted by Free Lunch Comics talent Matt Ryan, live music by High Adventure and a DJ, hourly prize drawings and on-site concessions.
Currently this show will run at the Annex Y.M.A. Club in New Haven, Connecticut on June 7th, 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Right off I-95N at Exit 50, admission will be $3.50 per person and children 10 & under are free. There will be plenty of parking for all with ground floor entrance ways and handicapped parking and ramps are also on premise. Tables are currently available for artists, dealers, and fans which will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact the Facebook for details on vendor table costs, or please call (203)747-6122. Come dressed in your favorite costume and tell all your friends and family, we hope to truly make this once again a ‘spectacular’ event! DON’T FORGET TO TUNE IN AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER@NHSpectacular OR ‘LIKE’ US ON FACEBOOK at: www.facebook.com/newhavespectacular.
For ATTENDING VENDORS AND ARTISTS – All tables are 8′ and there is also access to limited electrical outlets at no charge for those that need them, please inquire within. Table prices are as follows: $50.00 per table, $90.00 = 2 tables, $125.00 = 3 tables. Additional tables will be sold at an extra $25.00 per table
Venue Name and Address
YMA ANNEX HALL
554 Woodward Ave.
New Haven, CT 06512
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
55
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Kevin Liell, Matt Ryan, TC Ford, Nick Palazzo

New Haven June 2015

CT – Big Nate Lives it Up Signing

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Lincoln Peirce appears at RJ Julia Booksellers on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm to sign Big Nate Lives it Up! The event is free and open to the public but fans may register at the link…

RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443

CT – Dinotopia Exhibition

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James Gurney, creator of Dinotopia, appears at the Stamford Museum on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 3:30-4:30 PM to offer a mini-lecture about the making of Dinotopia, followed by a book signing. Copies of Gurney’s Dinotopia editions and art instruction books Imaginative Realism and Color and Light will be available at the gift shop.

Press Release:

A fascinating exhibition of original oil paintings from The New York Times bestseller Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time (1992), Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007) by James Gurney. The fantastical art in the Dinotopia series was inspired by Gurney’s childhood fascination with archaeology, dinosaurs, lost civilizations, and art. He went on to work with scientists and historians at National Geographic magazine to create images of ancient worlds; a project that inspired the conceptual framework for Dinotopia.

For fossil fans and dinosaur devotees, a variety of specimens from the Paleontology Collection of the Stamford Museum will be exhibited. The exhibition has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum.

RELATED PROGRAMMING

Fantasy Drawing Workshop with James Gurney Imaginative Realism:
How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist
Sunday, March 1, 1 – 3 pm, Leonhardt Gallery

James Gurney will discuss the practical methods used to translate an imaginative scene into a realistic image for aspiring and intermediate artists and conduct a demonstration drawing and mini-workshop allowing students to try their hand at fantasy drawing with watercolor pencils. He will cover research, thumbnail sketches, models posing, maquettes, photo reference, and plein-air studies. A chronicle of the creative development that led to the fantasy universe of Dinotopia will be presented. Materials will be provided. A selection of Dinotopia books will be available for sale and for signing. Call 203.977.6521 to register.

Members: $40 per person | Non-Members: $55 per person.
Limited to 20 participants and recommended for ages 12 and up.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT 06903
203.322.1646

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