GA – Mermin: Making Waves Signing

Press Release:

Avid Bookshop is hosting a book launch for local author and illustrator Joey Weiser‘s final volume in his superb all-ages graphic novel series, MERMIN. The celebration for MAKING WAVES will be Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Prince Avenue bookshop. There is no admission charge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joey Weiser is the author of the Eisner Award-nominated MERMIN graphic novel series from Oni Press. His comics have appeared in several anthologies including SPONGEBOB COMICS, and the award-winning FLIGHT series. His first graphic novel, THE RIDE HOME, was published in 2007 by AdHouse Books. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and currently lives in Athens, Georgia.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The battle between Mer and Atlantis begins! And while Mermin is at his father’s side, the rest of his friends and family are scattered around the battlefield, trying to help in any way they can. Except for Pete, who’s about to stage a jailbreak out of Atlantis with a team of Mer-prisoners! Will they make it to Mer in time to stop the war?

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

GA – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Robert Venditti, Josh Hood, Scott Westerfeld, Van Jensen, Buddy Finethy, Jenevieve Broomall, Tracy Yardley, Wilfredo Torres, Kyle Puttkammer, Michael Gordon, Peter Cutler, Alex Ogle, Andy Duggan, and more appear at Galactic Quest on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Galactic Quest Comics
4264 Sudderth Road, Buford, GA 30518
770-614-4804

GA – Free Comic Book Day 2017

Adam Hughes, Afua Richardson, Omaka Schultz, Jenevieve Broomall, Josh Hood, Dimitri Walker, and more appear at Galactic Quest on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Galactic Quest
116 E Crogan Street SE, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

GA – Spencer & Locke Signing

Jorge Santiago Jr. will be signing, and sketching, at Dr. No’s on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30pm!

Jorge Santiago Jr was born on the planet El Paso, Texas and has been drawing since childhood. Seeking mastery in the Ways of Comics, Jorge left his home for the planet Georgia, hoping to train at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After achieving mastery in the Comic Arts, Jorge wanders the vastness of space, drawing comics that he hopes will move his readers emotionally. He is best known for his original stories: Curse of the Eel, Requiem Sonata, Rare Drops, and is the artist on the Action Lab series, Spencer and Locke.

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
770-422-4642

GA – Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny Signing

Marcus Williams will be signing his new book, Tuskegee Heirs, at Dr. No’s Comics on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM!

From the minds of illustrator Marcus Williams (Hero Cats, Super Natural and D.M.C) and children’s book author Greg Burnham (Broken Glass and Grandpa’s Shoes) comes the “Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny” series. Tuskegee Heirs is a futuristic sci-fi adventure that follows a squadron of young, gifted aviators who are forced to become Earth’s last line of defense against a menacing race of artificially intelligent villains bent on destroying civilization.

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
770-422-4642

GA – Mother Panic #4 Signing

Artist Shawn Crystal (Arkham Asylum, Fantomex, Deadpool) signs at My Parents’ Basement on Saturday, April 1st from noon till 5:00 PM.

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My Parents’ Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-4607

Cartersville Comic, Horror, and Toy Expo (August 2017)

Convention Name
Cartersville Comic, Horror, and Toy Expo
Convention Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/events/274286609660107/?ti=icl
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/12/2017
About This Convention
We will feature vendors, artists, and special guests. Comics, toys, and crafts of all kinds to satisfy the geek inside you! Our guests will range from popular artists to cast members of The Walking Dead, movies, and TV series. Come check it out!!
Venue Name and Address
Cartersville Civic Center
435 W Main St.
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
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
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Cartersville Comic, Horror, and Toy Expo

A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Georgia, Other, Video Games

Press Release:

MomoCon 2017 welcomes our first Japanese guest, composer Naoshi Mizuta! He will be joining us for panels and the New World: The Music of Final Fantasy concert on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available now.

Naoshi Mizuta began his career scoring the Street Fighter series where he was part of the sound team for Street Fighter Alpha in 1995. Working with Square, his first assignment was to score Parasite Eve II, then went on to be the main composer for Final Fantasy XI, with assistance from Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka. Mizuta remained with the Final Fantasy XI project for over ten years, serving as the sole composer for the game’s five expansions, and considers it his life’s work.

Mizuta has also worked on several other projects for Square Enix, including Blood of Bahamut and Guardian Cross. He has also worked on many other games in the Final Fantasy series, including Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Naoshi Mizuta will make an appearance alongside the New World Players on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 pm for A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017.

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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.

 

The Crystal Ball Fantasy Masquerade

January 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Georgia

Dragon Con and MomoCon present a night of fun and fantasy at The Crystal Ball, a formal event at the world famous Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom on February 25th, 2017 at 7:00 PM!

The night will be alive with hosts of costumed fairies and fae in their best formal attire, framed by the gentle creatures of the deep from all sides, dancing the evening away to orchestral favorites and some secret gems. Each woodland faun and goblin king will be dining on heirloom greens with the cursed blood oranges, toasted pecans, and roquefort, the finest of stewed ovine (or braised short ribs) or vegetarian option for our elven friends, finished with the legendary lemon souffle tart, which opens it’s delicate pastry only once every thousand years for a chosen few.

For the dwarves of the party, a cash bar is available for the evening with brew, ale, wine, and assorted cocktails. The night will come alive with the orchestral stylings of the most popular of entertainment, including ballroom arrangements from The Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda, Miyazaki movies, and many many more, with a full dance floor on which to take your favorite necromancer or lamia for a swinging good time!

VIP access is available, including a special VIP gift bag with custom event artisan-etched glassware, commemorative cloisonne pin, drink ticket, and special reserved seating.

Dinner consists of a three course meal, with the main dish featuring beef (vegan and vegetarian options are available). Dinner will begin at 8:30pm. VIP exclusive hors d’oeuvres are available at 7:00 PM.

Tickets available now while supplies last

GA – She-Wolf Signing

Rich Tommaso, the creator of Dark Corridor and She-Wolf, appears at My Parents’ Basement on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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My Parents’ Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-4607

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