GA – An Evening with Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre, Toy Story) appears in conversation with local playwright and professor Margaret Baldwin at Horizon Theatre on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM to read and discuss Night Thoughts. This is a ticketed event. Tickets include a signed copy of the book from A Cappella Books.

Although he is guided and inspired by the people he respects, and despite the insufficiency of his knowledge and experience—an insufficiency shared by most (or all) other humans, Wallace Shawn can’t see any real alternative to trying to figure out his own answers to the most essential questions about the world he lives in.

Having recently passed the age of seventy, before which he found it difficult to piece together more than a few fragments of understanding, Shawn would like to pass on anything he’s learned before death or dementia close down the brief window available to him, but he may not be ready yet.

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Horizon Theatre
1083 Austin Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30307

MomoCon & Southern Sky Brewing Present Geeks & Brews

Press Release:

MomoCon and Southern Sky Brewing are joining forces for a special fan-centric beer tasting experience! Join us for Geeks & Brews, featuring an evening of costumes, games, local beer tasting, and more on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00 PM!

  • Break out your cosplays and warm up for DragonCon!
  • Play awesome games, including Smash friendlies and Nintendo retro games
  • Hang out with awesome local geeks in your community
  • Support an interesting local business
  • Discover excellent nerdy craft beer

Due to the nature of this event, please only attendees 21 and older. The event includes a brewery tour and samples, admission $12. Designated Drivers providing rides for at least one other person receive a special gift from MomoCon (because we think you’re awesome)!

MomoCon will be bringing games and consoles, including Smash 4 and retro systems, and board games of all types, from Ascension to Giant Jenga, to Cards Against Humanity!

Southern Sky will be providing brewery tours and tastings. They feature a host of nerd and science-centric beers, like Aperture Pale Ale (it was a triumph), Schwarzschild Porter, and American (Pi)PA. A brewery tour includes:

  • Souvenir pint glass
  • Tour of the warehouse
  • Free tastings of Southern Sky Brewing Company beer (up to 36 oz per person)
  • Cornhole, giant beer pong and other games available

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Southern Sky Brewing Company
1590 N Roberts Rd, STE 208, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
(770) 702-8318

 

GA – Spy Seal #1 Signing

Rich Tommaso appears at Oxford Comics in Atlanta on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to sign the first issue of SPY SEAL from Image Comics.

Oxford Comics
2855 Piedmont Road, Atlanta GA 30305
(404) 233-8682

MomoCon 2018 Welcomes Sanford Greene

MomoCon announces their first 2018 comic guest, we are happy to welcome artist Sanford Greene on May 24-27, 2018!

Sanford Greene has worked professionally in the comic illustration and related industries for over 15 years. Working for mainline publishers such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics. You can see his most recent work on the hit Marvel series Power Man and Iron Fist as well as covers for Black Panther. Soon to come will be is new creator owned project “1000” produced by the vastly rising web content provider, WEBTOONS.

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About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

Atlanta Comic Convention (October 2017)

Atlanta

Convention Name
Atlanta Comic Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.atlantacomicconvention.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/08/2017
About This Convention
The BEST One day Show in the South! The NEXT ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION is October 8th ,2017 ! It  is at the Marriott Hotel-Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd, Atlanta , Ga. 30345 (I-85 Exit #91) 11:00am to 5:00pm.. Continuing the Tradition of the Fan-Friendliest show..
…PARKING IS ALWAYS FREE!
Admission is only 5.00 .
There will be over ONE MILLION Comic Books ( Golden Age, Silver Age, Variants, CGC issues, from 1.00 to 10,000.00)  Toys (Marvel Legends,  DC Direct, Star Wars, Vintage and Modern Toys.. MORE!) ,  Movie Posters, Pokemon , Dr.Who , Star Trek, Gaming, More! We have several new dealers , as well as NEW stock by the BEST Dealers in the South !
REMEMBER ,  IF YOU WEAR YOUR T-SHIRT FROM A PAST ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION..YOU WILL GET IN FOR ONLY 4.00…SAVE 1.00 and still get the NEW FREE T-SHIRT to help you save on FUTURE admissions to the show!
GUEST LINE-UP
STRANGER THINGS is the Hottest show in years! We have Cade Jones ( one of the Bullies from the show) . He will be signing anything you bring him FOR FREE!! This is his FIRST SHOW IN GEORGIA!
Venue Name and Address
Marriott Hotel-Century Center
2000 Century Blvd
Atlanta, Ga 30345
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Stranger Things Bully Cade Jones ( who will sign any of your items for FREE)

GA – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears at the Center Stage Theater on Friday, October 6th at 8:00 PM!

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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Center Stage Theater
1374 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
(404) 885-1365

Atlanta Comic Convention (July 2017)

Atlanta

Convention Name
Atlanta Comic Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.atlantacomicconvention.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/02/2017
About This Convention
The BEST One Day Show in the South! 4 times a year for 23 years! Over ONE MILLION Comic Books ( Gold, Silver, Variants, CGC, Hottest Titles from 1.00 to 10,000) Toys ( Vintage and New, Marvel Legends, DC Direct, Pops, Star Wars) , Dr. Who, Posters , X-Files, Star Trek, Pokémon, Yu Gi Oh, Bladed Weapons ( knives and swords) , Tradepaperbacks … More!
This show we are GIVING AWAY TWO 4 DAY PASSES TO DRAGON CON to a Lucky Winner. Just fill out a postcard at the door or go to the website www.atlantacomicconvention.com and fill out the online coupon. Bring it to the show. We will give you a ticket with your paid admission of 5.00.. we put the other half of the ticket in a box. at 3PM one of our Guests will draw out a Ticket. If YOUR Ticket matches that number drawn , you GET 2 FREE PASSES TO DRAGON CON.. Entry is FREE with paid admission!!
Guests for the show:
Roberto Yun Rodriguez Animator on Family Guy , Gravity Falls, Ultimate Spider-Man , Scooby Doo, Archer ..More!
Drew Geraci Artist on Guardians of the Galaxy , Nightwing, Birds of Prey , Thor, Captain America, More!
BOTH will SIGN anything you bring them for FREE!
Come in Costume and get an ADDITIONAL RAFFLE TICKET FOR THE DRAGON CON DRAWING! That’s TWO chances to WIN!
ALL MILITARY , LAW ENFORCEMENT , FIRE & RESCUE Personnel GET IN FREE WITH I.D.
COME CHECK US OUT! www.atlantacomicconvention.com
Venue Name and Address
Marriott Hotel-Century Center
2000 Century Blvd
Atlanta, Ga 30345
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
FAMILY GUY, GRAVITY FALLS , SCOOBY DOO , ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN ANIMATOR ROBERTO YUN RODRIGUEZ, DREW GERACI ARTIST OF NIGHTWING, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Atlanta

GA – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing

Author Roxane Gay presents her latest book at the 40 Watt Club on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and Ayiti, a multi-genre collection. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel’s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012the New York Timesthe Guardian, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles. She can be found online at www.roxanegay.com and on Twitter @rgay.

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40 Watt Club
285 W Washington Street, Athens, Georgia 30601
(706) 549-7871

Square Enix, Blizzard & Wizards of the Coast at MomoCon 2017

Press Release:

Square Enix, Blizzard and Wizards of the Coast will be among the companies at MomoCon, the convention with the largest gaming floor in the Southeastern United States. The annual event, which is expecting more than 30,000 attendees for its thirteenth year, will take place Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Square Enix senior game designer Takatsugu Nakazawa, who has worked on Final Fantasy since the franchise’s seventh installment and through Final Fantasy XV, along with Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno, will deliver the keynote address at MomoCon. Final Fantasy composer Naoshi Mizuta will be featured in a live Final Fantasy orchestral performance on Sunday.

Blizzard will host a panel celebrating Overwatch’s one year anniversary featuring visual effects artist Rachel Day and community manager Josh Engen. An Overwatch voice actors panel will feature Charlet Chung (D. Va), Matthew Mercer (McCree), Jonny Cruz (Lucio) and Fred Tatasciore (Soldier 76), with lead writer Michael Chu moderating.

Wizards of the Coast will host two panels. The first will focus on inclusivity in Magic through story, art, and the ways that fiction and games can impact real life. The second will discuss the story of Amonkhet, the Gatewatch and what’s next for the Multiverse of Magic: The Gathering.

HTC will offer hands-on demos of the Vive. Blue Mammoth Games will showcase their upcoming platform fighter Brawlhalla. The 20 finalists from the MomoCon Indie Game Awards will also be on display, in addition to 14 other game developers exhibiting at the show.

More than 70 special guests will attend the convention including the Co-Optional Podcast, Marisha Ray and Taliesin Jaffe of Critical Role and Machinima.

Over 190,000 sq ft of space will be dedicated to games during all four days of MomoCon. Four-day and single-day badges are available on the MomoCon registration page. Gamers unable to attend MomoCon can watch panels live on Twitch via MomoCon TV.

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About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

GA – Spill Zone Signing

Avid Bookshop welcomes Scott Westerfeld in celebration of his latest book SPILL ZONE. The reading will take place at the Prince Avenue bookshop location on Friday, May 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Scott will be in-conversation with Avid Bookshop’s own bookseller and middle grade author Caleb Zane Huett.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.

The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death or worse.

When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits and it seems to be calling Addison’s name.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scott Westerfeld is the author of the worldwide bestselling UGLIES series and the Locus Award-winning LEVIATHAN series, and is co-author of the ZEROES trilogy. His other novels include the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller AFTERWORLDS, THE LAST DAYS, PEEPS, SO YESTERDAY, and the MIDNIGHTERS trilogy.

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Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 352-2060

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