IL – Displacement Signing

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Lucy Knisley (Relish, French Milk) appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to sign her brand new graphic novel memoir, DISPLACEMENT!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – The Sculptor Signing

scm-sculptorScott McCloud appears in conversation with Lynne Thomas at The Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, February 13th at 6:00 PM! Tickets available at the link.

Press Release:

In Understanding Comics Scott McCloud made it cool to take comics seriously. Now the man hailed by graphic icons from Neil Gaiman to Alan Moore is back with a brand new graphic novel, five years in the making! The Sculptor reworks the classic tale of an artist willing to do anything to succeed, including making a deal with Death. Lynne Thomas, author of Chicks Dig Comics, joins McCloud on the CHF stage to discuss life in and outside of comics.

This program will have an opening act by cartoonist, filmmaker, and performer Lyra Hill. A book signing will follow the program.

Current Charter Humanists receive Red Badge access.

The Art Institute of Chicago – Rubloff Auditorium
230 S. Columbus Dr. Chicago, IL 60603

IL – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Meet Gene Luen Yang, award–winning author and nominee for the National Book Award, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. He will discuss Boxers and Saints and describe the genesis of the two-volume graphic novel project about the Boxer Rebellion. He’ll talk about why historical events intrigue him and what he learned while researching. Lang’s talk will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Open to all ages.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
847-392-0100

Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour

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Press Release:

Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA

Lake Count-I-Con (August 2015)

Lake Count-I-Con 2015

Convention Name
Lake Count-I-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.counticon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/29/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/30/2015
About This Convention
Lake Count.I.Con is a pop-culture expo held at the 65,000 square-foot Lake County Fairgrounds Convention Center. The event features over 500 booths and tables of artists, writers, guests, crafters, dealers, and collectors displaying and selling their pop-culture wares. This includes comic books, tabletop games, retro toys, books, video games, costumes, movie memorabilia, and much more.
Also at the event, attendees can play in gaming tournaments, get autographs from celebrity guests, participate in costume contests, learn arts in workshops, listen to guest speakers, learn new tabletop games, and mingle with thousands of other pop-culture fans.
This is a family friendly event that encourages creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and directly benefits small businesses.Event Details:
*Adult and children’s costume (cosplay) contest

*2,000 sqft video game tournament area with 20 HD TVs, consoles, and PC LAN gaming

*80 tables of local and national talent including, artists, authors, and sculptors

*4,000 sqft area for table top gaming tournaments including, Magic the Gathering, NetRunner, WarHammer and others

*2 conference rooms with guest speakers and workshops running all day on both days of the event

*Hundreds of booths featuring local and national businesses selling and trading pop-culture collectibles

*$5 admission for adults

*Free admission for children under 12 and active-duty military

*Get in FREE on Sunday with paid admission on Saturday

The event is created, hosted, and managed by local, Round Lake residents and staffed by volunteers from all over the Lake County area.

www.counticon.com

Venue Name and Address
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, Illinois 46307
Grayslake, Illinois 46307
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ashley Witter, Mark Nelson, Jeff Moy, Philip Moy, Ash Maczko, Josh Blaylock, Mark Landry

IL – God Hates Astronauts Signing

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Ryan Browne appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign God Hates Astronauts.

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – The Life After Signing

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Artist Gabriel “gabo” Bautista Jr. appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm his new book from Oni Press THE LIFE AFTER!

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

IL – Graphic Illusions Signing

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Alan Cole, David Welcher, Jose Loeri, Raymond Francis, and Andrew Froedge appear at The Lazarus Pit Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015!

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The Lazarus Pit Comics
47 Highwood Ave, Highwood, IL 60040
(847) 926-7215

IL – The Witches of Echo Park Signing

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Amber Benson, best known for her role as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be signing The Witches of Echo Park, the newest book in her Calliope Reaper-Jones novel series, at Challengers Comics on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – SHIELD #1 Signing

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Writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Hulk) and Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Woodward) appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 3:00 till 5:00 PM! Waid is coming to kick off the first issue chronicling the adventures of the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Blanch is coming to show you THE DAMNATION OF CHARLIE WORMWOOD.

*UPDATE* Steven Bryant, creator of Athena Voltaire, has been added to the signing!

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
847-423-2916

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