Ivy Doomkitty Appears at Boston Comic Con 2015

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con welcomes back cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty to host the 2015 Costume Contest! Additionally Ivy will appear on the 2nd Annual Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Dinner Cruise! She will also have a table on the convention floor to meet fans and sign autographs plus lead panels on cosplaying.

Ivy Doomkitty is an international costumer and cosplayer, host, artist, gamer, and figure model for comic book artist/writer Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy has been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to take the plunge by showing her fandom through cosplay. Ivy was recently featured as a guest judge on several episodes of the Syfy original series Heroes of Cosplay.

She now uses this newfound passion to create her own costumes, and use them to bring to life her favorite characters from gaming and comics as well as creating a positive impact in the cosplay community. She strives to show others in the community that you can do something you love, regardless of gender, skin color, sexual orientation, body shape and size, via her panel on that very subject,”So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay.”

Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center). To book your hotel room, call the Seaport reservations desk at 617-385-5000 and ask for The Boston Comic Con attendee rate. Hotel rooms at the official Boston Comic Con hotel sell out quickly.

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

 

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MA – Talented Tenth Signing

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Cartoonist Joel Christian Gill appears at the Lesley University Library on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from noon till 1:00 PM!

Lesley University Library
89 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Macbeth Signing

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Gareth Hinds appears at Wellesley Books on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm to read from and discuss his graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Come and enjoy a look into how graphic novels are made, and see a preview of Gareth’s upcoming work!

*To enter the signing line at this event, attendees must have purchased Macbeth from Wellesley Books.

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Wellesley Books
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482-5714
(781) 431-1160

MA – Strange Fruit Comics Signing

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Joel Christian Gill, Author of Strange Fruit Comics, speaks at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM as part of Black History Month.

Meet the author of the graphic novels Strange Fruit Comics and Tales of the Talented Tenth, collections of stories from African American history that exemplify success in the face of great adversity. Gill’s work focuses on uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Macbeth Graphic Novel Signing

macbethGareth Hinds appears at Porter Square Books to sign his graphic novel adaptation of Macbeth on February 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Shakespeare’s classic story of dark ambitions, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel by Gareth Hinds.

Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hinds’s captivating, richly illustrated interpretation takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition. An evil seed takes root in the mind of Macbeth, a general in the king’s army, when three witches tell him he will one day be king. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But “blood will have blood,” and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murders to keep the crown?

Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels The Odyssey, Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. He lives near Washington, D.C.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
617-491-2220

Boston Comic Con 2015 Guests Announced

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Boston Comic Con has announced their initial guestlist for the 2015 convention. As always, the best and brightest stars of the comic industry. Some of the comic creators making their first Boston Con appearance are: Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Laura Martin, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joshua Williamson!

Plus many guests are coming back for a return appearance like Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Frank Cho, Brian Azzarello, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Joe Prado, and Dave Johnson!

And the first media guest is Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his breakout role as The Penguin on Gotham! More guests will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center). To book your hotel room, call the Seaport reservations desk at 617-385-5000 and ask for The Boston Comic Con attendee rate. Hotel rooms at the official Boston Comic Con hotel sell out quickly.

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

 

 

MA – Station Studios Signing

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Artists Chrissie Zullo, Matthew Fletcher, and Christopher Uminga appear at the Hall of Comics on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from noon till 6:00 PM! They’ll be sketching for fans, selling prints, and talking art all afternoon.

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

MA – New Zodiax Signing

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Press Release:

Veteran comic artist and writer Joe St. Pierre will appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, February 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to promote the release of his new comic book series, The New Zodiax. St. Pierre will be creating small sketches upon request, which he will be giving away, and signing copies of his work. He will also have original artwork and prints for sale at his table. This is a free event, which is open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

The New Zodiax #1, from Astronaut Ink, will officially be released on Wednesday, February 4th of 2015, just days prior to this event. More information about this comic title is available at www.astronautink.com.Readers can pre-order The New Zodiax with That’s Entertainment, or pick up a copy at the appearance.

Joe St. Pierre has worked in the comic and design industry for over twenty years, for major publishers such as Valiant, Image, Marvel, and DC Comics. He has contributed his creative talent to well-known titles such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Venom, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Superboy, as well as his own 1993 series, Secret Weapons. St. Pierre currently resides in Salem MA, having moved there from New York three and a half years ago.

Located at 244 Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, That’s Entertainment, is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s inner “geek.” The store features a wide variety of comics, new and used video games, anime, records, collectible card games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and more. That’s Entertainment will present several other events this year in celebration of their 35th year of business. For more information about That’s Entertainment, go to www.thatse.com or call 508-755-4207. To schedule an interview with Joe St. Pierre, please contact Sorana Gatej at Sorana@thatse.com

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

Beverly Comic Con Returns March 2015

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Press Release:

Join us on Saturday, March 21st for the second Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mills!

Free to the public and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.

DJ Noel Snow will be in the house teaming up with featured live artist Markus Sebastiano.

Guests of honor include Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper) and Robert Gill (Batgirl, Valiant Comics) with more surprise announcements on the way.

Alongside our new friends at Wicked Art Bar, our old friends at Montserrat College of Art and the gang at Tryptic Press, we hope to put on a killer event of comics, art & pop culture!

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission. Doors open at 10am.

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Anime Boston 2015 Announces Voice Over Guests

animeboston2015Anime Boston welcomes back voice actors Cherami Leigh, Lauren Landa, Greg Ayres, and Tom Wayland as guests of honor for their 2015 convention!

Press Release:

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials and has worked on over 100 anime projects including Lucy in Fairy Tail, Asuna in Sword Art Online, Road in D. Grayman, Lizzie in Black Butler, Mai in Ghost Hunt, and Patty in Soul Eater. She also has appeared in more than 10 video games, including Borderlands 2 as Gaige.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren Landa first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with shows including; Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Comic Potential.

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. He is even more thrilled to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara.

Tom Wayland is proud to have made a long and successful career out of his favorite things – acting, directing, making rock and roll music, and having long luxurious salon-quality hair that makes supermodels look like homeless guys. Tom is best known for his work on the hit series Pokemon (and the aforementioned hair). He’s directed more episodes) and voiced more Pokemon creatures in English than anyone else on Earth. *Unfortunately Tom Wayland had to cancel his appearance*

View all of our Guests of Honor here.

About Anime Boston:
With nearly 25,500 attendees in 2013, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 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:
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.

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