Hartford Comic Con is looking for Vendors and Artists!

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Hey there Vendors and Artists!
Hartford Comic Con, May 31st-June 1 2014,  is excited to announce- available space on the selling floor! 

 

This is your opportunity to participate with one of the fastest growing conventions in New England!

 

Hartford guests will include-but not limited to:
  • Comic artists likeEd McGuinness, Tim Sale, Jimmy Cheung, Joe Benitez, Jim Mahfood and many more
  • Publishers like Big Dog Ink
  • TV and Film actors like Chandler Riggs from the Walking Dead
  • Voice Actors
  • Cosplay Celebrities like Riddle1, Beelechere, and Echo Endless
  • Charities like Inkwell Awards, local children’s groups, and comic affiliations
Our projected attendance will reach 12-15 thousand our first year!
We would love to have you along for the ride on our maiden voyage!
It is easy to sign up.  Simply contact us at:
www.hartfordcomiccon.com
and submit either an Artist Alley application or Vendor Application.
(Click on the Registration link at the top of the toolbar)

For more information contact:
Epic Productions
epic@hartfordcomiccon.com
561-756-0732

CT – Bill the Boy Wonder Signing

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Author Marc Tyler Nobleman speaks at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library on Monday, February 10th at 6:30 pm about the men who created some of our favorite superheroes. His books include Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. No registration needed. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 860-652-7718.

Welles-Turner Memorial Library
2407 Main Street Glastonbury, CT 06033

CT – Hail to the King

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Stephen King appears in conversation with Colin McEnroe on Thursday, July 18, at 8:00 p.m.! Stephen will appear on stage at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, in conversation with WNPR radio personality Colin McEnroe. Proceeds from the event benefit the continuing educational and preservation activities of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

Reservations may be made at www.bushnell.org or 860-987-5900. (Membership is available by calling 860-280-3112, or by going to www.marktwainhouse.org. Members will be given a special on-sale code for ticket purchasing.)

Ticket prices range from $25 to $75 (additional service fees apply) with a special VIP ticket for $250, which includes a reception with Stephen King and an autographed book.

Order tickets at the link!

CT – Superfly Signing

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Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka signs on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

Author Event
Meet Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka with co-author Jon Chattman introducing Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story. A most remarkable life, both in the ring and outside of it.

Barnes & Noble - Stamford Town Center
100 Greyrock Place Suite H009, Stamford, CT 06901
203-323-1248

CT – A Most MIZerable Christmas Signing

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WWE superstar Mick Foley signs  at Barnes & Noble on Saturday. December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm.

Special Instructions
You will receive a wristband upon purchasing Mick Foley’s A Most MIZerable Christmas. Come early — limited to first 400 fans.

About the book:
For  years The Miz has bullied his classmates—including Sheamus, Kelly Kelly, Wade  Barrett, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, and Natalya—yet managed to stay on  Santa’s list of good boys. When a new kid arrives in town, he shakes the  foundation of The Miz’s selfish beliefs, and sets in motion a chain of events  that results in The Miz trying to fool Santa Claus and his new helper, The  Cenelf, on Christmas Eve! Will the new kid help everyone on Wrescal Lane enjoy  the holidays while teaching The Miz a lesson, or will it be A Most MIZerable  Christmas for everyone?

Barnes & Noble
1375 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460
203-301-0371

CT – Vision & Brilliance Forum

   

Neil Gaiman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Neri Oxman speak at The Bushnell Theater on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8:00PM. Moderated by NPR’s John Dankosky. Details at the link.

Click here for tickets! $30.00 – 65.00

The Bushnell Theater
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

CT – Sailor Twain Signing

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Mark Siegel appears at Bank Square Books on Wednesday October 10, 2012 from noon till 1:30pm.

Press Release:

Please join us for an author luncheon at Bank Square Books with author Mark Siegel and his literary fantasy “SAILOR TWAIN”. Purchase of the book is the ticket to a catered lunch with dessert and a choice of seltzer or wine. Call or email us for a reservation at 860-536-3795 or banksquarebks@msn.com

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular–and notoriously reclusive–author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens. A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, Sailor Twain is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense. Pete Hamill calls it “This extraordinary work of fiction pushes the graphic novel well beyond its previous limits.”

Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street Mystic, CT 06355

Sailor Twain Signing Tour

 Mark Siegel debuts his new graphic novel Sailor Twain with several signings across the Northeast.

September 23, 2012 - 1:00 PM

Brooklyn Book Festival!
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
209 JORALEMON STREET
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
“Make Believe” panel with Derek Kirk Kim,
Becky Cloonan and moderated by Ellen Kushner.
St Francis Screening Room
180 Remsen Street
& other events!

 

Tuesday October 2

SAILOR TWAIN BOOK RELEASE!

Posman Books Chelsea Market
75 9th Avenue, New York NY 10011

 

Friday October 5th 5:30 PM

SAILOR TWAIN SAIL ABOARD CLEARWATER
Food and wine and the Hudson River! Departs at 5:30 PM from the 79th Street Boat Basin, NEW YORK Reception continues after the sail, at the dock.
Reserve your spot now! Limited Space!

 

Saturday October 6th 7:00 PM

THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE Sailor Twain Special Author Presentation
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CONNECTICUT

 

Sunday October 7th 4:00 PM

Books and Books Westhampton
130 Main Street Westhampton Beach, NEW YORK

 

Tuesday October 9th 7:00 PM

Porter Square Books
25 White Street Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Wednesday October 10th 12-1:30 PM

Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street Mystic, CT

 

Thursday October 11th 3:00 -5:00 PM

THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES
Guest Speaker
94 South Main Street, White River Junction, VERMONT

Thursday October 11th 7:00 PM

The Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street, Norwich, VERMONT
October 12th–14th

NEW YORK COMIC CON: First Second Booth #1214

FRIDAY:

Steampunk 101 Panel 9:00 – 10:00 PM LATE NIGHT Room 1A06

SATURDAY:

From Concept to Comic

NYCC Stage 11:00 – 12:00pm

The Unbound Stage 12:45 – 1:45pm – Author Autographing Table 5

Comics Quickfire 5:15 – 6:15pm NYCC / Variant Stage

Live-drawing game run by Dave Roman

SUNDAY: 11:30 – 12:30PM – Author Signing First Second Booth #1214
Monday October 15th 7:00 PM

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St. Brookline, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Tuesday October 16th 6:00 PM

Doylestown Books
16 S Main St. Doylestown, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Wednesday October 17th 7:00 PM

The Village Bookstore
10 Washington Avenue Pleasantville, NEW YORK

 

Thursday October 18th 7:00 PM

Oblong Books & Music
6422 Montgomery Street Rhinebeck, NEW YORK

 

Friday October 19th 7:00 PM

Books on the Square
471 Angell Street Providence, RHODE ISLAND

 

Saturday October 20th 1:00 PM

Chester County Book & Music Company
975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Tuesday October 23rd 7:00 PM

Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road/ Newton Centre Newton, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Thursday October 25th 6:30 PM

“SECRETS & MYSTERIES OF THE RIVER HUDSON” THE NYPL SAILOR TWAIN EXHIBIT!
The New York Public Library, Old Maps Division Exhibit opening and special author presentation at 6:30
RECEPTION/DRINKS to follow

The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NEW YORK

 

Saturday October 27th 12:00-3:00PM

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street/Route 140, Bellingham, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Tuesday October 30th 7:00 PM

WORD BOOKSTORE
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NEW YORK

CT – Sailor Twain Signing

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Mark Siegel appears at the Mark Twain House & Museum on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 7:00pm until 8:30pm.

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Press Release:

Join The Mark Twain House & Museum as we celebrate the release of a brand new graphic novel by author/illustrator Mark Siegel. Much like Twain’s work in the 1800s, Siegel serialized “Sailor Twain” online in installments. To be released in October 2012 in book form, “Sailor Twain” is an entirely illustrated, original tale inspired by Twain and the steamboat era. Exciting for fans of Twain, graphic novels and Steampunk, Mark Siegel will be on hand to tell the tale of creating this fascinating new book!

FREE EVENT!

The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

CT – Dinotopia Signing

James Gurney, author and illustrator of Dinotopia, appears at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum for a presentation and book signing on Saturday October 13th, 2012 at 2:00pm.

Press Release:

Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces a new exhibition DINOTOPIA: Art, Science, and Imagination opening September 22, 2012 and on view through February 2, 2013.

Dinosaur fans get ready! DINOTOPIA: Art, Science, and Imagination showcases the original artwork of James Gurney. Gurney is the author and illustrator of Dinotopia, an illustrated book series that tells the story of an island where humans and sentient dinosaurs live together in harmony. Dinotopia appeals to both adults and children and was the inspiration for the 2002 television miniseries.

On view from September 22, 2012 through February 2, 2013, the exhibition brings together paintings from Gurney’s well-loved books A Land Apart From Time, The World Beneath, Journey to Chandara, and First Flight, along with sketches and maquettes from Gurney’s studio. Dinosaur specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, including a Deinonychus skull and a Tyrannosaurus tooth, will complement the paintings and illuminate the science behind Gurney’s art. Children, families, steampunk enthusiasts, and dinosaur fans of all ages will agree that this exhibition should not be missed!

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s mission is to respond and appeal to the regional community. In that spirit, the museum has planned an exciting schedule of programs to accompany this exhibition.

Image ©2012 James Gurney.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320
Exit 83 off of I-95
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm
For more information, please call 860 443-2545

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