Chicago Pop Culture Convention (November 2016)

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Convention Name
Chicago Pop Culture Convention
Convention Website Address
http://chicagopopculturecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/26/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/27/2016
About This Convention
Chicago Pop Culture Con is a multi-genre convention of Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, TV/MOVIE MEMORABILIA, Super Heroes,
Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, Vintage Music Memorabilia, Publishers & Artist Convention – but open to anything fan-related.
November 26 & 27, 2016 – held at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, IL.
Venue Name and Address
Pheasant Run Mega Center
4051 E Main St
St. Charles, IL 60174
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
Guests
Michael Nicolosi, Larry Hama

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IL – The Nameless City Signing

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Challengers is honored to host Eisner Award-winning cartoonist FAITH ERIN HICKS for a discussion and signing for the first volume in her new NAMELESS CITY trilogy. This event will start with a discussion between Faith Erin Hicks and local journalist (and comics fan) Web Behrens, with a signing to follow. Challengers will have copies of Nameless City Volume 1 on hand for sale, as well as other fantastic books from Faith’s career, but fans are invited to bring their own copies if they’d like. We’re enormously excited to have as talented a creator as Faith Erin Hicks here for an event. Don’t miss your chance to meet her!

This event runs from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, April 6th, and is intended for all ages. Bring the whole family!

Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don’t let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders. Kaidu is one such outsider. He’s a Dao born and bred–a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let’s hope so, because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.

Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her graphic novels include Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), the Eisner Award-winning The Adventures of Superhero Girl, and the Nameless City series.

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

IL – Dan Clowes Retrospective Exhibition

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The University of Chicago opens their Daniel Clowes retrospective exhibit at the Special Collections Gallery with a special reception with Daniel Clowes in attendance on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. He will have an on-stage conversation with Daniel Raeburn, a creative writing professor and creator of The Imp, an interview based zine focusing on underground cartoonists. This event is open to the public, come pick up a copy of Patience, and get a chance to view and hear the creative process of one of the greatest writers and cartoonists of the past 25 years.

University of Chicago
1100 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

IL – The Doorman #1 Signing

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Writer Eliot Rahal appears at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign his new Heavy Metal comic series THE DOORMAN as well as the collected trade of the series he co-wrote for Dark Horse, THE PAYBACKS!

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

IL – Patience Signing

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Cartoonist Daniel Clowes returns to Quimby’s Bookstore on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of Patience, the most anticipated graphic novel of 2016!

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

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

IL – The Beauty Signing

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Jeremy Haun (creator/artist/writer) and Jason Hurley (co-writer) appear at The Lazarus Pit Comics to sign Image Comics’ The Beauty on Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

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

IL – The Doorman #1 Signing

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Writers ELIOT RAHAL (Dark Horse Comics’ The Paybacks) and DANIEL KIBBLESMITH (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM! Also featuring a night of geeky comedy from TIM BARNES, STEPHEN WINCHELL, ADAM QUESNELL and MORE!

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

IL – Action Cat #1 Signing

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Art Baltazar and Kurt Wood sign and sketch at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM to celebrate ACTION CAT #1!

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

IL – Nod Away Signing

0000000000-nod-away-cotterJosh Cotter appears at Quimby’s Bookstore on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign NOD AWAY!

Press Release:

In Josh Cotter’s new book Nod Away (Fantagraphics Books), deep-space transport has been developed to take a small crew to a habitable planet in a nearby system in an attempt to begin colonization/repopulation. The Internet is now telepathic and referred to as the “innernet.” When the hub is revealed to be a human child, Melody McCabe is hired to develop the new nexus on the second International Space Station. The intersection of human psychology and the ethics of progress is examined through a sci-fi graphic novel that takes place in a not-so-far away future, while hitting home with the realities of consequence and consciousness.

Cotter garnered international acclaim in 2008 with his original graphic novel Skyscrapers Of The Midwest, released by AdHouse Books. For the past seven years, comics fans and critics alike have been calling out to Cotter for a new book. Nod Away is shaping up to be the most highly anticipated graphic novels of the year. Joshua Cotter lives in rural northwest Missouri with his wife, child, cat, and an astute sense of impending mortality. They keep him making comics.

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

IL – Grumpy Cat Comics Signing

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Elliott Serrano appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, February 27 at noon to sign the second volume of GRUMPY CAT COMICS!

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

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