Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years to make a limited number of convention appearances together, as they celebrate the anniversary of the legendary Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars maxi-series. This will be a rare opportunity to meet, greet and get autographs from all three of the original creators of one of the most important publishing events in comic book history.
Prior to the official launch of the tour, artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty will make a stop together for a special pre-tour celebration at HEROESCON: June 19-21, 2015 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find & HeroesCon owner Shelton Drum said “When I heard there was going to be a new Secret Wars series, I just knew I had to get Mike Zeck and John Beatty to do a variant cover for my show (pictured at right). Secret Wars #8 has always been one of my favorites, and I am in love with their new interpretation. Having them at HeroesCon is just icing on the cake“. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your copy of the 2015 SECRET WARS ISSUE #1 HEROESCON VARIANT, featuring penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty, who reunited to recreate their classic Secret Wars Issue #8 cover, replacing the original characters with their contemporary counterparts.
The formal tour begins when writer Jim Shooter, penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty reunite at FLORIDA SUPERCON: June 25-28, 2015 at The Miami Beach Convention Center, in Miami, Florida. Florida Supercon owner Mike Broder said “I’m thrilled to have Florida Supercon as the formal launch point for this reunion tour! Secret Wars was such a groundbreaking concept thirty years ago, and helped fundamentally change how comic books approach big events, marketing, licensing, etc.. Plus, it couldn’t be more relevant than today, just as the new Secret Wars series from Marvel Comics hits the shelves. It really is an honor and privilege to play host to these three legendary creators.”
The second stop will be KANSAS CITY COMIC CON: August 7-9, 2015 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt Driscoll, owner of the convention said of the tour “Secret Wars is a milestone that has influenced writers and artists ever since its publication in 1985. We are proud to have the creative team of Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty join us at Kansas City Comic Con to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the most iconic series in Marvel history”
The tour will then continue at the CONNECTICUT COMICONN: August 14-16, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, Connecticut. Connecticut ComiConn producer Mitchell Hallock stated “Having all three of the Secret Wars creators with us … Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck and John Beatty … together at the Mohegan Sun this August for the con is a dream come true. I’m sure fans will come from miles around to say hello, shake their hands, get an autograph or three and say “thank you for making one of the greatest comic book stories ever!”
There are at least three additional tour stops planned, which will be announced shortly. More events may be added down the line as well. Please visit the creators own websites www.mikezeck.com or www.johnbeattyart.com for additional shows at which they will appear.
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner appear at Heroes Haven for a signing on Saturday June 20, 2015 from noon till 2:00 PM! The best power couple in the comic book industry are coming back to Heroes Haven Comics in honor of their newest releases STARFIRE #1 and HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #1!
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Chuck Palahniuk speaks on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM! Presented by Books & Books in collaboration with The Center for Writing & Literature at Miami Dade College and Tate’s Comics. RSVP on Facebook!
You must purchase a voucher ($33) at Books & Books to attend this event or online at the link. In exchange for your purchase of this voucher you will receive (1) one autographed copy of MAKE SOMETHING UP: STORIES YOU CAN’T UNREAD plus a signed copy of the first comic edition of FIGHT CLUB 2.
The voucher also serves as your entry for (1) one person to Chuck Palahniuk’s talk on May 26.
Make Something Up will be published on May 26, so this is the launch event! Please plan to claim your copy of the books at the event on May 26. All books will have then been pre-signed by Chuck. There will be no book signing to follow his talk.
You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim your book and entrance to the event, so if you purchase one in the store please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. For online orders, your voucher will be waiting for you at the event.
Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in “Zombies,” the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In “Knock, Knock,” a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in “Tunnel of Love,” a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing ‘relief’ to dying clients. And in “Expedition,” fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.
About the Author:
CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of fourteen novels—Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club—which all have sold more than five million copies in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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|August 8 and 9, 2015 Come enjoy out of this world fun at a Pensacola Comic Convention for Fans of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Gaming, Anime, Costuming, Fandom, Indie Films, Artists, Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Video Gaming, Pop Culture, Voice Actors, Renaissance, Cosplay, Steampunk, Theater, Performing, Writers, Literature, Publishing, Arts, Mystery, Crafts, Collecting, Model Construction, Film Making, Paranormal, Vendors, Reality TV, and more! We will offer celebrity meet and greets, discussion panels, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, events, gaming, costume contests, tournaments, and competitions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Arc Gateway, EscaRosa Coalition On the Homeless, Inc., Making Stride with Breast Cancer, The Ronald McDonald House, and various local charities. Tickets start at $10. Children 7 and under are free.
Guests Includes: Randy Couture – MMA/UFC LEGEND – UFC Hall Of Fame, Two Time UFC World Heavyweight Champion. The Scorpion King Rise Of A Warrior, The Expendables I,2,3 and 4. Stretch, Redbelt, 3 Geezers, Ambushed. OZ; Lori Petty Orange is the New Black, A League of their Own, Tank Girl; Karyn Parsons Fresh Prince of Belair, Major Payne, The Ladies Man; Jennifer Rhodes Charmed; Wilmer Calderon Agents of Shield, Fast and the Furious; Greg Cipes Beast Boy, Teen Titans, Ben 10, W.I.T.C.H., Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Wild ; Christopher Atkins The Blue Lagoon; Michael Copon Power Rangers, Beyond the Break, One True Hill; Hilary Shepard, Diva Tox Power Ranger, Star Trek; Michael Jai White Spawn, Black Dynamite, Why Did I Get Married; Austin Idol , Universal Heartthrob, WWF; Rick Worthy Supernatural ,Star Trek; Larry D. Wilcox CHIPS; Sir Mix-A-Lot ; Scott Tepperman Ghost Hunter International, The Hospital, Camp Massacre ; Jim Orear The Hospital, Camp Massacre; Jim Tavaré Harry Potter; Hurricane Helms WWE; Bobby Campo The Final Destination, Being Human; RCSixtyfour Cosplay Model; Sandra Taylor Under Siege 2, Batman & Robin; Heidi Jo Cosplay Model; Jerrad Vunovich Walking Dead, Hunger Games, American Horror Story; Shadow Clone Geek Rapper; Parjai Squad of the Florida, Eric Dupre` Underground FX Lab, LaVonne French 501st Legion; Parjai Squad of the Florida and more.
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|Randy Couture – MMA/UFC LEGEND – UFC Hall Of Fame, Two Time UFC World Heavyweight Champion. The Scorpion King Rise Of A Warrior, The Expendables I,2,3 and 4. Stretch, Redbelt, 3 Geezers, Ambushed. OZ; Lori Petty Orange is the New Black, A League of their Own, Tank Girl; Karyn Parsons Fresh Prince of Belair, Major Payne, The Ladies Man; Jennifer Rhodes Charmed; Wilmer Calderon Agents of Shield, Fast and the Furious; Greg Cipes Beast Boy, Teen Titans, Ben 10, W.I.T.C.H., Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Wild ; Christopher Atkins The Blue Lagoon; Michael Copon Power Rangers, Beyond the Break, One True Hill; Hilary Shepard, Diva Tox Power Ranger, Star Trek; Michael Jai White Spawn, Black Dynamite, Why Did I Get Married; Austin Idol , Universal Heartthrob, WWF; Rick Worthy Supernatural ,Star Trek; Larry D. Wilcox CHIPS; Sir Mix-A-Lot ; Scott Tepperman Ghost Hunter International, The Hospital, Camp Massacre ; Jim Orear The Hospital, Camp Massacre; Jim Tavaré Harry Potter; Hurricane Helms WWE; Bobby Campo The Final Destination, Being Human; RCSixtyfour Cosplay Model; Sandra Taylor Under Siege 2, Batman & Robin; Heidi Jo Cosplay Model; Jerrad Vunovich Walking Dead, Hunger Games, American Horror Story; Shadow Clone Geek Rapper; Parjai Squad of the Florida, Eric Dupre` Underground FX Lab, LaVonne French 501st Legion; Parjai Squad of the Florida and more.|
Writer MARTIN DUNN and local artist DERRICK FISH of Hashtag Comics appear at Heroes Haven to sign their new series Carpe Noctem on Saturday May 30, 2015 from noon till 4:00 pm!
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May 7, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
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Comics Fest Coral Springs is a family-friendly comic book convention held May 9, 2015, at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, in Coral Springs, Florida!
The event runs from 9am – 5pm on Saturday. 5/9/15. Admission is $10, at the door or online at
VIP tickets are also available; this includes admission to a “Meet the Artists” reception in the museum gallery Friday, 5/8/15 at 7pm!
Comics Fest Guests will include comics writer Barbara Randall Kesel, Archie Comics artist Fernando Ruiz Derrick Fish (The Wellkeeper), Charles P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend, Wraith), cartoonist Manny Aguilera, painter Silvana Delbo, and comics legend Jose Delbo!
Take your photo with the 501st Legion Stormtroopers! Learn how to draw some of your favorite characters with local cartoonist Cory Laub! Participate in a cosplay prop-making workshop! Challenge yourself in the Quick Draw competition!
Experience all of this and more with the whole family, and while you’re at it, check out our local comics vendors or buy some Japanese snacks! How about picking up some amazing artwork in Artist Alley? Whatever you do, don’t forget to show off your costumes!
VIP Meet the Artist Reception: Fri. 5/8/15 7pm – 8:30pm
Comics Fest Coral Springs: Sat. 5/9/15 9am – 5pm
Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Cartoonist Mike Maihack appears at Heroes Haven for a signing on Saturday May 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM!
Celebrate 10 Years of Graphix with Mike Maihack! We’re extremely happy to have local superstar artist MIKE MAIHACK! Currently, Mike is hard at work bringing his sci-fi epic, Cleopatra in Space, to life as part of Scholastic’s Graphix line of graphic novels! He also once organized a Christian comic anthology called Parable, drew an all-ages webcomic called Cow & Buffalo, and was (or still is) a member of many online collectives such as Lunchbox Funnies, Spacedock 7, and Bristolwhip. He has also contributed art and stories to books like Jim Henson’s The Storyteller; Cow Boy; Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities; and the award winning Comic Book Tattoo.
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Artists Jose Varese and Steve Lydic appear at Heroes Haven for a signing on Saturday May 23, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM!
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Artist Freddie E. Williams II and Jon Pinto appear at Heroes Landing on Saturday, May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
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Mike Perkins, Paul Pelletier, Dawn McTeigue, Mike Maihack, Scott Blair, Sajad Shah, Tony Kordos, Jamie Jones, Ozzy Fernandez, Chip Skelton, Martin Dunn, John Rivett, Steven Wittmaack, and Jen Mercer appear at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 2nd to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618