IL – Lemonade Summer Workshop + Q&A

Press Release:

Challengers hosts a Kids Comics Workshop, sponsored by Cow House Press publisher SHEIKA LUGTU and Lemonade Summer creator GABI MENDEZ!

Kids who attend will participate in a Lemonade Summer reading, make and share a one-page comic, and get to talk about Lemonade Summer with creator Gabi Mendez. Cow House Press publisher Sheika Lugtu will be on hand to sell prints and take preorders for the upcoming print edition of Lemonade Summer. And, if you think for a second that Challengers won’t have cups of lemonade for attendees, be prepared to be wronger than you’ve ever been in your life!

This is a FREE event suitable for kids and adults, so we expect to see everyone on Sunday, June 10th at 2:00 PM!

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

IL – Comic Book Movies Signing

Author Blair Davis appears at Aw Yeah Comics from noon till 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 16th for a signing. Blair is the author of such books as “Comic Book Movies,” “Movie Comics: Page to Screen/ Screen to Page” and “The Battle for the B’s: 1950’s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low Budget Cinema.” Blair has also been featured on the television show, “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.” In addition to all that, he is a professor of media and cinema studies at DePaul University.

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

The Revolution GROWS!

ATOMIC CRUSH EVENTS ANNOUNCES COMIC CON REVOLUTION EXPANSION & DATES FOR ALL 2019 EVENTS

 The Revolution GROWS!

 

Ontario Show Year 2 Brings in 7,489 Attendees! 

Inaugural Event To Launch At The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois June 1st & 2nd  

 West Palm Beach, Florida at The Palm Beach County Convention Center on March 2nd & 3rd  

 Ontario, California at the Ontario Convention Center on May 18th & 19th

New York, NY – May 29, 2018 | Atomic Crush Events (ACE) is excited to announce the expansion of Comic Con Revolution to Chicago in 2019 as well as the dates for returning events in West Palm Beach, Florida and Ontario, California.  Additionally, year 2 of the Ontario, California show attendance grew to 7,489.

ACE will be launching Comic Con Revolution Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont, Il on June 1st & 2nd, 2019.  Attendees can expect to see some of the best and most exciting talent the industry has to offer headlining the guest list.  Also to be expected is a diverse exhibitor list that will include a large artist alley, comics, vintage comics, toys, games, cosplay and more.

“The team at Atomic Crush Events launched Comic Con Revolution in Ontario and West Palm Beach in back to back years.  Adding Chicago next year was a natural fit,” said ACE co-founder Mike Scigliano.  He added, “Chicago is a great comic book town.  We want to give the fans a true comic convention that focuses on comic books that is packed with artist, creators, dealers and publishers.”

“The Inland Empire proved to us once again that creating a Comic Convention for the area was the correct move,” said Drew Seldin, ACE co-founder.  “As the fans continue to support the conventions, we will continue to build a show for everyone.  We’re already starting to plan for 2019 to make year 3 even better.”

March 2nd & 3rd, 2019 sees Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach (CCRWPB) return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for its second year while expanding to two full days.  Comic Con Revolution Ontario (CCRONT) returns for its third year at the Ontario Convention Center on May 18th & 19th, 2019.

Guest announcements and ticket sale dates for all events will be forthcoming.  Our guest lists will focus on artists, creators, dealers and publishers from all aspects of the comics industry.

Each CCR will host a Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest giving all contestants the opportunity to win our one-of-a-kind Revolution medals.

Ontario 2019 will see the 2nd annual Joe Kubert Distinguished Story Teller Award bestowed upon a worthy recipient.  The 1st annual award was presented to Stan Sakai.

All Comic Con Revolution shows are celebrations of the incredible men and women who have made comics their profession.   At all CCR shows kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

Information about all Comic Con Revolution events is available at www.comicconrevolution.com

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About Comic Con Revolution

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles.  We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts.  At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves.  The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love.  Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.  We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.  Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

About Atomic Crush Events

Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation.  Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event.  Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.

More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com

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For More Information Contact:

Mike Scigliano – mike@atomiccrushevents.com

Drew Seldin – drew@atomiccrushevents.com

James Ross – james@atomiccrushevents.com

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Ticket Details Released

Press Release:

Star Wars Celebration tickets are scheduled to go on sale Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at noon CDT. The ultimate Star Wars fan festival is slated as a 5-Day show taking place April 11-15, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Celebration is the place for Star Wars fans to gather with their global community, make memories with friends old and new, and revel in the past, present and future of the greatest galactic saga ever told. Spend a weekend immersed in a Star Wars experience featuring cast and crew appearances, Star Wars cosplay at its finest, exclusive merchandise, live entertainment, screenings, behind-the-scenes panels, select exhibits, and never-before-seen glimpses into the future of Star Wars!

Get more details at the link…

IL – Ashley Du Signing

Ashley Du, aka Undeadu, is an international cos-player and model that has appeared on several variant covers for Dynamite comics. You may have seen her on the covers of Sheena, Vampirella, Kiss, and Red Sonja to name a few. So now you can meet her in person at Graham Crackers Comics’ Loop store on Saturday June 2nd from 2-6pm. We hope you can drop by and say hello!

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Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-629-1810

IL – Am I There Yet? Signing

Press Release:

Join us in the Studio on Sunday, June 3rd as we welcome writer & illustrator Mari Andrew to share her story of working through life’s difficult challenges. Moderated by our dear friend Anjali Pinto, we’ll hear about Mari’s creative journey and how she turned her life’s detours into an amazing body of work that is equal parts hilarious and real.

We’ll also get the chance to talk about Mari’s new book: Am I There Yet?, a collection of brand new doodles & stories dedicated to her personal journey. If you don’t have the book yet – we’ve got you covered! City Lit Books will be selling copies that you can have signed by the author.

TIMELINE
1pm – 1:15pm: welcome & mingle
1:15pm – 2pm: conversation with Mari Andrew
2pm – 2:30pm: Q&A
2:30pm – 3pm: book purchasing & signing
3pm – infinity: go get messy, make mistakes, live in the process, embrace the journey, share your story.

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Low Res Studio
1821 West Hubbard Street #203, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is going to the Windy City!

As announced on The Star Wars Show, next year’s 2019 Star Wars Celebration will launch into hyperdrive from April 11-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. And the Celebration will continue the tradition with a little boost from Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Last Jedi!

Tickets go on sale June 5th!

Watch the announcement below! For more info on Star Wars Celebration 2019 visit HERE!

IL – Spectacle Launch Party

Megan Rose Gedris appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, May 25th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of the brand new Oni Press graphic novel Spectacle.

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

IL – Adventure Time 100 Project Signing

Artists Gene Ha, Jenny Frison, and Tim Seeley appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, June 2nd at 5:00 PM to sign Adventure Time 100 to benefit the Hero Initiative!

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

IL – Georgia Webber Reads From Dumb: Living Without a Voice

Georgia Webber appears at Quimby’s Bookstore presents DUMB: Living Without a Voice on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 PM.

Toronto-based cartoonist Georgia Webber’s new book, Dumb: Living Without a Voice (Fantagraphics Books), Part memoir, part medical cautionary tale, Dumb tells the story of how the book’s author copes with the everyday challenges that come with voicelessness. Webber adroitly uses the comics medium to convey the practical hurdles she faced as well as the fear and dread that accompanied her increasingly lonely journey to regain her life. Her raw cartooning style, occasionally devolving into chaotic scribbles, splotches of ink, and overlapping montages, perfectly captures her frustration and anxiety. But her ordeal ultimately becomes a hopeful story. Throughout, she learns to lean on the support of her close friends, finds self-expression in creating comics, and comes to understand and appreciate how deeply her voice and identity are intertwined.

Georgia Webber is a cartoonist living in Toronto, where she is a freelance comics in addition to editing the comics section of carte blanche. She is best known for Dumb, her autobiographical comics series about living with a vocal disability.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

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