Portland Comic Expo (October 2015)

Convention Name
PORTLAND COMIC EXPO
Convention Website Address
http://www.portlandcomicexpo.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/25/2015
About This Convention
Casablanca Comics presents the Portland Comic Expo on Sunday, October 25th, 2015. Comic artists! Dealer’s room! Cosplay! Programming! A full day event for comic fans! Admission ONLY $5.00!

Featured guests include Declan Shalvey (artist of Moon Knight for Marvel and Injection for Image Comics), Jordie Bellaire (Eisner award winning colorist for Marvel, DC and Image Comics), Stacey Lee (artist for Marvel Comics Silk) and others.

Venue Name and Address
Portland Exposition Building
239 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, Stacey Lee

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ME – TMNT Artist Signs

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Artist Steve Lavigne, one of the original Mirage team that created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at Coast City Comics on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:30pm to sign comics and do sketches. He will also be selling prints and original artwork! There will be an exclusive silkscreened patch given out. Limited to 50 pieces!

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Coast City Comics
634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 899-1505

ME – FCBD: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Signing

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TMNT co-creator Peter Laird appears with Steve Lavigne, a fellow artist and Mirage Studios alum, at the Shellback Artworks gallery on Saturday May 2, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM for Free Comic Book Day!

Shellback Artworks
1509 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090
(207) 251-4340

Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) (May 2015)

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Convention Name
Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF)
Convention Website Address
http://www.mainecomicsfestival.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2015
About This Convention
MeCAF returns for its seventh year with over 120 comic creators and publishers visiting Portland, ME. Featured guests include Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) and Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).
Venue Name and Address
Portland Company Complex
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
90
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
Guests
Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).

ME – The Sculptor Signing

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Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Zot!) appears Casablanca Comics on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign his latest graphic novel The Sculptor

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

ME – Cafe Racer Signing

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Artist Sean Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus, Interstellar) appears with writer Katana Collins and artist Clay McCormack at Casablanca Comics on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm for a special signing of CAFE RACER!

About the book:

As a toddler, Orchid and her father barely escaped Japan during the Doolittle Raid of WWII. Years later, Orchid is still an outcast as she speeds her way into London’s Cafe Racer motorcycle society. Defying both racial and sexist stereotypes, the half-Japanese teenager is unbeatable in a race–much to the disappointment of her father, who forbids her from riding his mysterious motorcycle. After discovering friendship in the most unexpected places, she soon uncovers the truth of the bike, along with its connection to the disappearance of her mother in pre-war Japan.

Cafe Racer is a story told through seven vignettes, also including extra features such as pencils, concept art, and other behind the scenes artwork.

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

ME – Revival Signing

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Author Stephen King appears at Books-a-Million on Monday November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM to sign his latest novel REVIVAL!

Tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11th. A copy of Revival, must be purchased from the South Portland Books-A-Million store and a proof of receipt is required in order to receive a ticket to the event.  Each customer must be present to receive 1 ticket per book purchased for the event.  Only copies of Revival will be signed at this event, no other memorabilia or books.

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Books-a-Million – The Maine Mall
430 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106

Portland Comic Expo (October 2014)

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Convention Name
Portland Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://portlandcomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/26/2014
About This Convention
Casablanca Comics presents the Portland Comic Expo on Sunday, October 26th, 2014. Comic artists! Dealer’s room! Cosplay! Programming! A full day event for comic fans! Admission ONLY $5.00!
Venue Name and Address
Portland Exposition Building
239 Park Avenue
Portland, Maine 04101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
1500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Declan Shavley, Jordie Bellaire, more to be announced soon!

BangPop! Comic Con (September 2014)

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Convention Name
BangPop! Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.bangpopmaine.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/20/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/21/2014
About This Convention
The BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention returns September 20th & 21st at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor! BangPop! Comic Con brings a vibrant weekend of panel discussions, educator workshops, gaming, cosplay, and anime & movie screenings, and a great display of creative talent with professional authors and artists. Our Artist Alley showcases amazing work by creators from Maine, New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Vendors and Special Guests are on hand all weekend to sate your desire for comics, books, art and more. It’s a chance to meet your favorite artists, illustrators, and writers – see their work, hear them speak and catch up on the newest talk of the comic sphere.
Venue Name and Address
Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
24
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
CP Wilson III, Fred Van Lente, Rich Woodall, Matt Miner, Christopher Mills, Alex Irvine, Mark Ricketts & more!

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MeCAF 2014 Announces Programming Schedule

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) has released their programming schedule for the 2014 show to be held on Sunday May 18th:

10:00 – 1:00: Book signing with Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce (in the main hall)

10:30 – Unusual comics! Choose your own adventure! with Jon Chad
How does your comic become a book? If you thought that a book is just made up of a cover, back cover, and all the business in-between, think again! Explore a variety of folding and book construction techniques and make your own unfolding, choose-your-own-adventure minicomic!

11:30 – DRAW ON YOUR CREATIVITY:
Comic book artist Jay Piscopo invites students to try their hand at cartoon art and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw and create comics. Using simple geometric shapes, Jay teaches kids how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story. Stand by for adventure with this interactive workshop! Watch a short video clip at the link…

12:30 – Ben Hatke: The Three Secrets of Comics:
Discussing images in a narrative, gesture, and drawing from life, Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) talks about three secrets behind making amazing comics.

1:30 – Iron Cartoonist:
This competition will determine the MeCAF Iron Cartoonist Champion! Watch as three talented cartoonists draw against the clock, with suggestions from the audience. Special guest judges will determine the winner.

2:30 – A conversation with Jimmy Gownley and Kazu Kibuishi:
Join us as we discuss comics with Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever, Amelia Rules) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Flight).

3:30 – Panel discussion about gender and race issues in current comics, with artists Melanie Gillman, Kori Handwerker and others.

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. This year’s show will be at the Portland Company Complex (58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101)! There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics. Featured guests include: Kazu Kibuishi, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Gownley, Ben Hatke, James Sturm, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Zack Giallongo, Maris Wicks, and many more!

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