Caitlin Glass coming to Anime-zing! 2014

January 14, 2014 by  
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Press Release:

Caitlin Glass coming to Anime-zing!

Davenport, IA – January 9, 2014 – Anime-zing! is excited to announce yet another edition to the convention’s growing guest lineup in Caitlin Glass.


A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. Most recently Caitlin has played Zessica in Aquarion: EVOL, Arissa in Guilty Crown, Pepe Lima in Michiko & Hatchiin, Magnolia in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Hinata in Future Diary and Bel Peol in Shana seasons 2 & 3. Other well-known roles include: Deneve in Claymore, Dhianeila in Heroic Age, Eila in Strike Witches, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Hannah Annafellows in Black Butler II, Hiyono in Spiral, Kaori in Kanon, Kim in Soul Eater, LaLa in D.Gray Man, Lithia in Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar, Maya Ibuki in the Neon Genesis Evangelion reboot movies, Miria in Baccano, Miss Anderson in Shin-chan, Momochi in Level E, Nerine in Shuffle!, Otohime in Okamisan, Phryne in Fractale, Saras in Is This a Zombie?, Satelizer el Bridget in Freezing, Triela in Gunslinger Girl, Vivi in One Piece (FUNimation), and Yakumo in School Rumble. Caitlin can also be heard in Appleseed XIII, BECK, Black Cat, Casshern Sins, Darker Than Black, Dragonaut: The Resonance, Hell Girl, Initial D: 4th Stage (FUNimation), Kaze no Stigma, Kenichi, Mushi-shi, My Bride is a Mermaid, Negima, Nabari no Ō, Panty and Stocking, Ragnarok, Sergeant Frog, Shiki, Solty Rei, StrAIn, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, and Witchblade, among many others. Caitlin has also voiced Cammy in the Street Fighter IV series of video games, Amitadatelion in Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers and Aya in Infinite Undiscovery.

Over five years ago, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as playing Haruhi Fujioka. Other directing credits include Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Chaos Head, Gunslinger Girl- Il Teatrino, Linebarrels of Iron, Murder Princess, Suzuka and FUNimation’s One Piece. You can follow Caitlin at @caitlinsvoice on Twitter.

Caitlin joins a guest list at that includes fellow longtime voice actors Chris Patton and Eric Stuart.

Anime-zing! is a jovial and community-centric celebration of Japanese culture, Japanese animation, and video games as part of a three day event that brings together over 1,000 anime fans for a weekend of anime screenings, guest Q&As, concerts, and more. Caitlin and the convention’s other guests will be available to meet attendees and sign free autographs throughout the weekend.

Anime-zing! 2014 will be held July 11-13 at the RiverCenter in Davenport, IA. More details at

IA – Woman Rebel Signing

September 21, 2013 by  
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Cartoonist Peter Bagge signs his new book at Prairie Lights on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

Prairie Lights
15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240


ICONHello to all of our past and future COMIC BOOK I-CON Artist Area Creators…….

The “Lil Con That Can” is back for our annual event!

I hope you are having a great year and have saved a spot at our event on your Fall calendar. I apologize if you get or will repeatedly get more than 1 email from me for the I-CON. I believe I have my most up-to-date email list but I know there are repeats in there. Let me know if you get too many repeats and I will try and take off some.

Comic Book I-CON will be on Saturday OCT 19 and will be at the same place as last year but with a different venue name. The venue is called Barratta’s @ Forte Banquet and Conference Center…….whew long one! The address is 615 3rd street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Last year’s event was a big success which give me great hope we can do it again or even better. Part of that success is communication…..SPREAD THE WORD! Please check out our facebook page and specifically our event page. Let us know if you are coming and pass it onto friends that would enjoy it too OK? I am including a jpg of our soon to be posted all over town and surrounding areas POSTER. Feel free to post it on your page if you are coming please.

I am including the Artist Area Form with this email. Please look it over and send it back as soon as you can to get your 8 ft table. Each table comes with 2 chairs and you can buy extra chairs if you need to. PLEASE spread the word to other creators. It is a first come basis for spots. I need your contract to secure your place. A verbal “hold” will not get you a table. I know there are more of you out there than I have emails for so if you know someone who would enjoy our event let them know…..THANKS. I always ask that if you feel you can share your table with another creator please do so. Every year we have table issues it seems. I have been lucky to fill most requests but do have to leave some people out sometimes. If you can split a table with a friend who is coming it will open up a space in the I-CON as well in the parking situation…..eeewww shudder at that thought.
We will put you on our site once we get your info. If you have been to the site you will see that it is not current. We have a new site ready to pop up but I am waiting for the final pieces…..nothing like waiting to the last minute.

OK that should cover it for now but please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them. I look forward to seeing some old friends and making some news ones like I do every year. Thanks in advance for giving the Comic Book I-CON some of your time.

Send contracts back to:
Iowa Comic Book Club/ICBC
PO Box 3604 Ash Creek Station
Des Moines, IA 50323

You can also look at our site for info too as it comes up…..and also facebook.

Thanks for your support and remember…..


Creator Rep/Event Planner for the ICBC

IA – Boba Fett Signs

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Jeremy Bulloch signs at The Core on Father’s Day Weekend, June 15th from 11:00-5:00, and June 16th from 12:00-5:00! Mr. Bulloch will have many 8 x 10 photos of him as BOBA FETT available for purchase with autograph for only $25.00. He will sign your personal Star Wars items for $20.00.

Bring your camera and have photos taken for FREE with the purchase of an autograph. If you only wish to take a photo with Mr. Bulloch (with no autograph purchase) the price is $5.00.

Along with Mr. Bulloch’s appearance, members of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club will be on site at The CORE on Saturday helping with crowd control, posing for photos, and adding to the fun.

The Core
1926 Valley Park Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

IA – NOS4A2 Signing

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Author Joe Hill signs at the Iowa City Public Library on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers and Prairie Lights.

Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

IA – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Jason Aaron, Phil Hester, and Eric Gapstur sign at Daydreams Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day 2013 is upon us! Come join us all day long for special sales, prizes, and of course, FREE COMICS!

After a successful 2012 event, we will once again be doing a fund raiser for the Iowa City Animal Center this year! Make a donation during FCBD and get free graphic novels – and the more you donate the more free stuff you get!

We will also be hosting the following comic book creators throughout the day. They will be available to sign autographs, do sketches and talk with fans!

Jason Aaron: Acclaimed writer for Marvel Comics and owner of an amazing beard! Jason is currently writing Wolverine & The X-Men, Thor God of Thunder and Thanos Rising. Previous works include Scalped and The Other Side (Vertigo Comics), Wolverine Weapon X, Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider, Punishermax, Ultimate Captain America and more!

Phil Hester: Professional comic writer & artist for two decades! Phil has worked for various companies over the years and has also created his own characters! Credits include Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, The Wretch, Firebreather, Godzilla, Green Hornet, The Darkness, Invincible Universe, Gen 13, Ant-Man, and many more!

Eric Gapstur: Finalist in Amazon’s Comic Strip Superstar contest! He currently working on his own strip comic Belle Plaine as well as honing his comic inking skills. He has a couple Green Hornet covers to his credit, and recently completed a Batman Legends of the Dark Knight story with Phil Hester. Be on the lookout for an upcoming Adventures of Superman story in the near future!

So come out to the shop, and bring your family and friends!

Daydreams Comics
21 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-6632

IA – Habibi Signing

August 28, 2011 by  
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Craig Thompson appears at Iowa City Public Library on Sunday, September 25th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA


IA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

April 17, 2011 by  
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Skottie Young and Phil Hester sign at Daydreams Comics on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

Phil Hester – Comic book writer & artist. Currently writing Wonder Woman, Green Hornet, and Darkness. Currently drawing Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. Previous works include: Green Arrow, Firebreather, Ant-Man, Nightwing, Swamp Thing, and many more! Phil will be on hand to sign for fans.

Skottie Young – Comic book artist. Currently working on Marvel’s Wizard of Oz adaptations, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and The Ozma of Oz. Previous works include: New Warriors, Human Torch, Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan and New X-Men. He’s done covers for books like Cable/Deadpool, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Iron Man, and many more! Skottie will be on hand to sign for fans.

Daydreams Comics
21 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Comic Book I-CON (November 2009)

October 16, 2009 by  
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Map of My Heart Tour

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John Porcellino Book Tour!

Updated August 17, 2009

Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
7 PM – Cincinnati OH
Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-0123
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 662-4444
w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987

Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
Center for Cartoon Studies

94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319

Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
(416) 533-9168

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 961-0084
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-3445
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 339-8710
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314.725.9110
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
Harper College
Building I, Rm. 115

1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000 x2389
Open to the Public!

Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
(319) 358-9557
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 338-4390
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
(406) 360-5875
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

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