MA – Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1 Signing

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Writer Christopher Golden appears at Comicazi on Saturday February 11th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM!

Golden is currently writing Baltimore for Dark Horse Comics with Mike Mignola, and his past comics credits include Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sons of Anarchy, The Punisher, and many more. Golden is a New York Times best selling author, and his most recent novels include Dead Ringers, Tin Men, Snowblind, and his next novel, Ararat.

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Comicazi
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

MA – Gender and Color in Comics

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Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research welcome Joel Christian Gill, John Jennings, and Mildred Louis on Monday February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a panel discussion on gender and color in comics, followed by a book signing.

Joel Christian Gill is the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and recipient of the 2016 Boston University College of Fine Arts Alumni Award. He wrote the words and drew the pictures in STRANGE FRUIT, VOLUME I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and BASS REEVES: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 1.

John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award–winning collection THE BLACKER THE INK: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art and the illustrator for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel KINDRED.

Mildred Louis studied animation at Sheridan College in Canada, and launched her first webcomic series—AGENTS OF THE REALM—in March of 2014.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

MA – Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt Signing

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George O’Connor appears at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday January 31st at 7:00 pm to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.

In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

Anime Boston 2017 Announces 1st North American Guests

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Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its first North American guests of honor today. Lex Lang and Sandy Fox will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 31 through April 2, 2017.

Lex Lang000-lex-lang is a two-time Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards honored voice actor and director. He is one of the top 20 Anime, Animation and Video Game Voice Actors of All Time on IMDB. Over the last 20 years, he has been in over five hundred original animation episodes, anime series, and video games and has played a wide assortment of fan favorites throughout his career.

Lang’s credits include: Kuzuki in Fate/Stay Night, Maxie in Pokemon Generations, Hayate Gekko in Naruto, Marechiyo Omaeda in Bleach, Sanosuke Sagara in Rurouni Kenshin, Goemon in Lupin the Third, Captain Harlock in Captain Harlock, and Fire Lord Sozin in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

000-sandy-foxSandy Fox is an American actor, voice actor, singer and producer. She is listed as one of the Top 20 Female Anime Voice Actors of All Time on IMDB. She began her career in the entertainment industry working for the Walt Disney Company performing in hundreds of live stage shows as a singer, dancer and comedic talent.

As a voice actor, she began her career providing an array of voices for The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Futurama and she is known for being one of the cutest voices in the industry. Her credits include voicing Chibiusa and Black Lady in the new Viz Media Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal series, Courtney in Pokemon Generations, Sumomo in Chobits, and Harmony in Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. She has also voiced Betty Boop internationally for Universal Studios and King Syndicate Features since 1991.

Previously announced guests include Puffy AmiYumi.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 27,000 attendees in 2016, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2017 is scheduled for Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

MA – Dropkick Murphys Signing

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The Dropkick Murphys sign their new album on Tuesday January 10th at 6:00 PM at Newbury Comics’ Norwood location.

Starting at 10am on January 6th, purchase the Dropkick Murphys’ new album, “11 Short Stories Of Pain And Glory” (Born & Bred Records), on CD or Newbury’s exclusive color vinyl pressing at the Norwood store to receive a wristband for the event. Wristbands for the event available while supplies last.

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Newbury Comics
859 Boston/Providence Hwy Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 255-6995

Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (December 2017)

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Convention Name
Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.necomiccon.net/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/02/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2017
About This Convention
The NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza is a family friendly entertainment event featuring all things that appeal to fans of Comics, Collectibles, Movies, Television, Video Games, Cosplay, Personal Experiences, Nerd, Geek and Pop Culture.

Celebrities signing autographs plus professional photo ops with the stars.

Artists include numerous comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, horror and cartoon creators.

Live entertainment is featured all day with Music, Panels, Workshops, stand up comics, table top gaming, free play video gaming on vintage and modern systems.

NECC KIDZ area includes lots of fun and educational activities all weekend including puppet performances and workshops with Bill Diamond of “Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock” and “Little Shop of Horrors,” mask making with Eric Bornstein, drawing and story creation with Kids Comic Con hosts Alex Simmons of Archie Comics and educator Mike Lopez, plus coloring and other fun.

The Holiday Shopping Show for Nerds and the People who Love Them.

Free Parking and Guaranteed Not Boring.

Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

MA – Toon In: Cartooning and Animation

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Educator, cartoonist, and animator Scott Lincoln (creator of long-running cartoon strip Ralf the Destroyer) appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Monday December 26th through Friday December 30th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to lead a series of cartooning workshops in conjunction with the NRM’s special exhibition, “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning.”

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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100

MA – An Evening with George Takei

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Press Release:

George Takei will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on Friday, February 3, 2017 to share fascinating and humorous behind-the-scenes stories from portraying the original “Mr. Sulu” in the Star Trek television series and movies. The evening will also include a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and an audience-led Q&A. Tickets available at the link…

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Currently, Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei’s Take, and is the subject of To Be Takei (2014), a documentary on his life and career. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad bring viewers into their personal life in the “heightened reality”-webseries, It Takeis Two.

Wang Theatre
270 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 482-9393

MA – Hulk #1 Variant Signing

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Superstar comic book artist Ed McGuinness appears at the Hall of Comics on Saturday, January 7, 2017 **JANUARY 14TH** for a signing from 1:00 – 4:00 PM! The shop will have available for purchase and signature an exclusive variant cover by Ed of Marvel’s All-New Hulk #1. Ed’s most famous work includes the Red Hulk story, “Public Enemies” in Batman/Superman, Deadpool, Nova, and currently Spider-Man/Deadpool.

The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 485-1300

MA – Flashpoint Lecture

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Roxane Gay, best-selling author and pundit, will examine social critique and innovative reasoning on race, gender, and identity at a public lecture “Flashpoint!” on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Gamble Auditorium.

A Student Leadership Workshop “Writing With Courage” will be presented by Roxane Gay on Friday, February 17, 11:30-3:30. Pre-registration will be available in January 2017.

About Roxane Gay:
Roxane Gay’s work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity. Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane Gay. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is universally considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Her powerful debut novel, An Untamed State, was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Her latest book Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body is a painstaking examination of body image.

Gay is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times, co-editor of PANK and was the nonfiction editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation and many other publications. Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.

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Mount Holyoke College
50 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 538-2000

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