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)

New Haven

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
Map It
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

CT – Dinner with Dinotopia Artist

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James Gurney, creator of Dinotopia, appears at the Stamford Museum on Saturday February 28, 2015 for fundraiser dinner!

Press Release:

Enjoy a casual, rustic winter supper in the warmth of the Bendel Mansion featuring Tim LaBant, Owner/Chef of the Schoolhouse at Cannondale. Guests will begin with cocktails and artisanal hors d’oeuvres in the Museum Galleries with artist James Gurney who will provide a tour of the Dinotopia galleries, with stories behind the paintings. Click here for tickets…

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

Roy Thomas Guest of Honor for Connecticut ComiCONN 2015

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Press Release:

Connecticut ComiCONN is thrilled to announce that our 2015 “Guest of Honor” is the one and only, legendary comic creator – ROY THOMAS
Roy Thomas was the FIRST Editor-in-Chief at Marvel after Stan Lee stepped down from the position. Roy is a longtime comic book writer and editor. Thomas has written comics for Archie, Charlton, DC, Heroic Publishing, Marvel, and Topps over the years. Thomas currently edits the fanzine Alter Ego for Twomorrows Publishing. He was Editor for Marvel comics from 1972-1974. He wrote for several titles at Marvel, such as Avengers, Thor, Invaders, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and notably Conan the Barbarian.
It was also Roy Thomas who recognized the writings of one Dennis “Denny” O’ Neil (who would one day become Editor for DC/creator of Arkham Asylum/ Ra’s al Ghul/John Stewart) from a newspaper article Thomas had read. Roy reached out to O’ Neil and got him to pencil a script-test for The Fantastic Four. Shortly after Thomas showed the script to Stan Lee, who promptly hired O’Neil.
Roy helped create dozens of hugely popular characters including the following:
3-D Man, All Star Squadron, Banshee, Brother VooDoo, Conan, Doc Samson, Ghost Rider, Hyperion, Iron Fist, Living Monolith, Morbius, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Red Sonja, Spitfire, Sunfire, Tiger Shark, Ultron, Union Jack and The Vision are just a small sampling of the popular characters Roy added to both the DC and Marvel universes.
Fans who line up to see the latest Marvel Studios Avengers film, “The Age of Ultron” can thank Roy for creating two of the major characters in this big screen spectacular – the mysterious Vision and the diabolical Ultron!
So please join us as we welcome “Rascally” Roy Thomas as he makes a rare con appearance on Friday and Saturday only at our 6th annual Connecticut ComiCONN at the fabulous Mohegan Sun Convention Center on August 14 –16th, 2015 in Uncasville, CT.
#Connecticut #ComiCONN #Marvel

CT – Star Wars Tribute Art Show

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Artists Rodney Raines and Obie Hughes appear at Hope Gallery Tattoo on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm for the opening reception of their Star Wars tribute art show.

Hope Gallery Tattoo
835 Woodward Ave. New Haven, CT 06512
203-467-1622

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