CT – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Franco Aureliani, writer on Tiny Titans and Young Justice, signs on Saturday May 7, 2011 from 11am-2pm for Free Comic Book Day!!

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

Webcomics Con (October 2011)

Webcomics Con

Convention Name
Webcomics Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.webcomicscon.com
This convention will take place:
 

  • over multiple days.

 

Start Date
10/01/2011
End Date
10/02/2011
About This Convention
Webcomics Con is a new convention catering exclusively to webcomics! Meet some of your favorite webcomic creators and newcomers.
Venue Name and Address
Dolce Hotel and Resort
32 Weed Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
 

  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

Guests
Greg Dean, Christopher Hastings, Krazy Krow, Gordon McAlpin, Scott Christian Sava, Michael Terracciano

 

New Haven Comic and Collectibles Spectacular (May 2011)

Convention Name
New Haven Comic & Collectibles Spectacular
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
05/01/2011
About This Convention
Welcome to The New Haven Comic & Collectible Spectacular!  We intend to bring a great atmosphere for all participants coming to our show; gift bags including a Marvel Universe figure, comic book and other goodies will be given to the first fifty fans!  We will also feature hourly prize & raffle drawings and have great on-site concessions. Guest artists will be announced as well!

Currently this show will run at the Annex Y.M.A. Club in New Haven, Connecticut on May 1st, 2011 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 entry ways, handicapped parking and ramps are also on premise.  Tables are currently available for artists, dealers, and fans and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Come dressed in your favorite costume and tell all your friends and family, we hope to truly make this a ‘spectacular’ event!  DON’T FORGET TO TUNE IN AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER@NHSpectacular OR FRIEND US ON FACEBOOK!

Venue Name and Address
Annex Y.M.A. Hall
554 Woodward Ave
New Haven, CT 06512
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

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CT – Al Jaffee’s Mad Life

Please join Al Jaffee, whose inventive work has enlivened the pages of MAD magazine since 1955, and Westporter Mary-Lou Weisman for a talk and signing that has been described as a page-turner, Al Jaffee’s Mad Life: A Biography, on Tuesday December 07, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble – Westport
Post Plaza Shopping Center, 1076 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880

CT – Doonesbury Signing

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Join Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau and author Brian Walker in celebrating 40 years of the award winning cartoon in the new Yale Press book Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:30PM.

The Yale Bookstore
77 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511

ComiCONN (August 2011)

Convention ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!”
Convention Website http://www.comiconn.com
Start Date 08/27/2011
About This Convention: Welcome to Connecticut, the nutmeg state, home to the first comic book, the Frisbee, the Wiffle Ball, and ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!”.

ComiCONN is pleased to announce that the Stamford Plaza Hotel, will be the designated hotel for our show on August 27th, 2011.

Come celebrate Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern, comics, movies, collecting, and the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark at this one day mega event!

Tell your friends, bring the family, and have some fun!

Convention Guests Check our show website or join our Facebook page for updates & more information.
Venue Name Stamford Plaza Hotel
Venue Address 2701 Summer Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06905
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 100
Projected Attendance 2000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

CT – Elephant Eater Tour

Ryan Claytor, University Comics Professor and Artist of “And Then One Day” autobiographical comics, gives a lecture and signs his comics on August 12th from 1pm-4pm!

Sarge’s Comics
124 State Street, New London, CT 06320

CT – The Enforcers Signing

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Carl Herring Jr. signs at Sarge’s Comics on July 28th from 4-7pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

Sarge’s Comics Etc
124 State Street, New London, CT 06320-6303

ComiCONN Becomes Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con 2011

Press Release:

Gareb Shamus Acquires ComiCONN, Announces Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con for 2011

NEW YORK, June 11, 2010 – Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the acquisition of ComiCONN to create Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con 2011, to be held on a date and at a site to be determined. The announcement came on the first day of this weekend’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Shamus acquired ComiCONN (Alternate Universe LLC), whose officers, including Erik Yacko, Joseph Stinson, Mitchell Hallock and Jay Claus, will promote, advise, and consult on the show. ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!” will continue to run local events in Connecticut and are in the planning phases for their 2011 show.

“We are excited to build on the success of ComiCONN with the new Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con in 2011,” said Shamus. “There is a large base of fans throughout the state and neighboring areas who enjoy comics, pop culture, science fiction, movies, television, anime, and the many other facets of Wizard World Comic Con shows. It is a strong addition to what will be our largest Comic Con lineup ever next year.”

“ComiCONN is proud to join the Wizard World Entertainment family,” said Hallock, chief marketing officer and one of the founders. This new alliance will expand the type of excitement that Connecticut-based comic and genre fans have been craving. Our event was created to be an outlet ‘for the fans by the fans,’ and we have no doubt that by partnering with Wizard we will fulfill that promise tenfold.”

“This partnership is very positive for everyone: the industry, Connecticut, and most importantly, the fans,” added Yacko, ComiCONN founder and co-owner of the Alternate Universe comic shops.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces the largest North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Penn Plaza Pavilion
October 15-17, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center
December 3-5, 2010, Atlanta Comic Con, Cobb Galleria Centre
March 18-20, 2011, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre
New Jersey Comic Con, 2010, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center, TBD

Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD
Cleveland Comic Con, TBD
Connecticut Comic Con TBD
Nashville Comic Con, TBD

For information on Connecticut Comic Con and other Wizard events, visit www.wizardworld.com.

Horns Tour

Joe Hill, co-creator of Locke & Key, goes on tour for his new novel Horns and writes on his blog:

(Photo Credit: Shane Leonard 2009)

HORNS is out in just over a month, which means I’m on tour, which means your chance to see my adorable smiling face (pictured above) is right around the corner. My current tour schedule is below, but keep in mind that it is subject to change, and that dates may be added, removed, or shifted around. You can trust me to update this post as more information comes in. I don’t, for example, have any UK dates, but I know a brief UK tour is under discussion. So stay tuned.

On a related HORNS note, before the week is out, I’m going to put up another post, fielding some of the more common questions I’ve had about the book. If you’ve got a question for me about HORNS, ask it in the comments thread, and maybe I’ll get to it (I’m collecting questions on Twitter as well).

Now I won’t be saying too much about the plot – this will be a spoiler free Q&A – but I’m glad to address stuff about release dates, or how the book got written, or why it took so long, or whatever you might have for me. You can also ask about L&K, H-SB or 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS, as long as you can tie it into HORNS in some way. If you did have a good question, you’d actually be doing me a favor by asking it. I have to do a mini-web-video-thing about the book and I don’t have a lot of practice talking about it yet, and so this will help me get my thoughts in order.

2010 TOUR SCHEDULE:

February 16th (Tues) – PORTSMOUTH, NH • River Run Books. 7:00 PM.

February 17th (Wed)  - MANCHESTER, NH • Barnes & Noble. 7:00 PM

February 18th (Thurs) – CONCORD, NH • Gibson’s Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

February 19th (Fri) – MILFORD, NH • Toadstool Bookshop. 6:30 PM.

February 21st (Sun) – SALEM, MA • Cornerstone Books. 3:00 PM.

February 22nd (Mon) – CAMBRIDGE, MA • Porter Square Books. 7:00 PM.

February 23rd (Tues) – SOUTH HADLEY, MA • Odyssey Bookshop. 7:00 PM.

February 24th (Wed) – NEW CANAAN, CT • New Canaan Library. 7:30 PM.

February 25th (Thurs) – NYC, NY • Barnes & Noble (82nd & Broadway). 7:00 PM.

February 26th (Fri) – HUNTINGTON, NY • Book Revue. 7:00 PM.

March 1st (Mon) – PITTSBURGH, PA • Joseph-Beth Booksellers. 7:00 PM. (with an inevitable unscheduled side trip to my personal mecca, the Monroeville Mall, where I’ll probably just wander around, you know, like all the other zombies)

March 2nd (Tues) – SEATTLE, WA • University Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

March 3rd (Wed) – PORTLAND, OR • Powell’s Books. 7:30 PM.

March 4th (Thurs) – SAN FRANCISCO, CA • Booksmith. 7:30 PM.

March 5th (Fri) – CORTE MADERA, CA • Book Passage. 7:00 PM.

March 8 (Mon) – EXETER, NH • Water Street Books. 7:00 PM.

March 9 (Tues) – SOUTH PORTLAND, ME • Borders. 7:00 PM.

March 10 (Wed) – BANGOR, ME • Borders. 6:00 PM.

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