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  • Boston Comic Con 2015 Adds Guests

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    Boston Comic Con has added several guest comic creators, both returning friends and brand new additions, for the 2015 convention! Come meet them at the Seaport World Trade Center on July 31 – August 2. Joining us are:

    • Nick Bradshaw: Guardians of the Galaxy, Wolverine and the X-Men
    • Eric Canete: Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, Amazing Spider-Man, Tron: Legacy
    • Erica Henderson: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, The Best Thing
    • Phil Noto: Black Widow, Uncanny X-Force, Thunderbolts
    • Dan Panosian: Conan/Red Sonja, G.I. Combat, X-Factor Forever
    • Andrew C. Robinson: The Fifth Beatle, Justice League United, Hawkman
    • Tim Sale: Captain America: White, Daredevil: Yellow, Batman: The Long Halloween
    • Babs Tarr: Batgirl

    Previously announced guests include: Stan Lee, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, 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, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Amy Reeder, Stephane Roux, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, and more!

    *Please note Sean G. Murphy will not be appearing as previously announced. Boston Comic Con apologizes for the error and any confusion.

    **Our condolences to the family and friends of Herb Trimpe on his untimely passing.

    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).

    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 – Pretty Good Friends

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    Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser, H. Jon Benjamin, Maeve Higgins, Dan Boulger, and more appear at the Shubert Theater on Friday April 17th at 8:00 PM as part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival! Get tickets at the link!

    Pretty Good Friends is a Brooklyn-based comedy collective created by long-time collaborators Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem. Their eponymous standup comedy show is hosted by Eugene Mirman, and features his funniest and most talented friends. Pretty Good Friends has appeared at SF Sketchfest, SXSW, Just For Laughs and had its own 10-night run at the Soho Theater in London, as well as its own tour in the U.S. The show was named “New York’s Best Indie Comedy Night” by New York Magazine, who called it: “The best mix of format and talent for a comedy show… screwball stand-up, stories, skits, and short films.”

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    Shubert Theater
    265 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

    Northeast Comic Con Offers Adam West and Kevin Sorbo VIP Experiences in June 2015

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    Press Release:

    Meet Batman and Hercules: VIP experiences now on sale for Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza

    Northeast Comic Con runs June 20 & 21 at Shriners Auditorium, Wilmington Mass.; VIP experiences are June 19th and 20th

    WILMINGTON,Mass. (March 24, 2015) – Fans of Adam West (Batman, Family Guy) and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda) are invited share a VIP experience with two legendary superstars celebrating anniversaries of their first TV episodes. Both fan experiences are just one element of the largest celebration of popularculture in New England, the Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza. This Father’s Day weekend event takes place Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21, 2015 at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass. (99 Fordham Road). General show hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; VIP experiences are at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night, June 19th and 20th.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 19: Tickets are now on sale to fans of Kevin Sorbo, the handsome and talented star of Andromeda as well as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys celebrating its 20th anniversary of the first episode. Also held at the Shriners Auditorium Fez Room the evening before the Comic Con begins, tickets to the Kevin Sorbo VIP experience are $90, and limited to 100 fans. This VIP tickets includes weekend admission to both weekend days of the Northeast Comic Con (June 20 & 21) as well as a photo opportunity with Sorbo and a chance to watch the first episode of Hercules TV program, as introduced by Sorbo himself.

    SATURDAY, JUNE 20: Fans of the legendary Adam West, the original Batman (and now on Family Guy), can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the star’s first episode with a VIP event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 20th atthe Shriner’s Auditorium Fez room. The $100 VIP ticket provides fans with achance to get their photo with West and then screen the first episode of the1966 “Batman” TV program, introduced by West himself.

    Both VIP experiences include free gaming playon the exclusive Starship Horizon bridge simulator as well as liveentertainment, free soft drinks and snacks and a cash bar.

    More about Northeast ComicCon: Thisyear’s event features a40,000 sq. ft. entertainment experience for all nerds and the people who lovethem. Highlights include cosplay for all ages with“Create-A-Hero/Villain/Character” contests and a Cosplay Death Match andCosplay Dating Game, free-play video game arcade and tournaments, workshops forK!DZ, and celebrity autograph signings and panel sessions. Guests can shop at150 vendors of vintage and modern toys, comic books, collectibles, art,jewelry, fashion and pop cultural artifacts. In between Father’s Day shopping,guests of all ages will enjoy music, contests and entertainment to marvel atbetween sessions and booths.

    Withfree parking, regular Northeast Comic Con admission ticket prices are among thelowest in the industry. Advanced tickets are now available for purchase online;ticket prices will be higher at the door. Children under 7 are free whenaccompanied by an adult.

    For schedules, VIP packages and advance tickets, visit NortheastComicCon.net.For show inquiries, email garysohmers@gmail.com. For media and sponsorship inquiries,contact Julie Dennehy, Dennehy PR, Julie@dennehypr.com.

    MA – The New Zodiax Signing

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    Joe St. Pierre signs at Silver Moon Comics on  Wednesday, April 8th at 5:30 pm! Joe’s work can be found in Spider-Man 2099, Venom: Tooth and Claw, Venom: Along Came A Spider, Amazing Spider-Man: Ben Reilly Epic and some Valiant titles.

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    Silver Moon Comics & Collectibles
    1 E India Square Mall – Museum Pl Mall #131, Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 594-8641

    Girl In Dior Signing Tour

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    Press Release:

    This April, NBM Publishing, one of the pioneers in graphic novel publishing in the US for 37 years and a leader in literary comic art, proudly launches a sweepingly beautiful biography docudrama of the life of Christian Dior from the launch of his house and his “New Look” in Girl in Dior.

    One of France’s grand dames of comic art, Annie Goetzinger, will be on hand for the premiere of Girl in Dior at MoCCA Arts Festival, one of her many appearances while visiting the United States. Other appearances include a panel at the French Embassy co-sponsored by Christian Dior Couture US and moderated by Dior House illustrator, Bil Donovan and a signing/art display at New York’s Kinokuniya Bookstore.

    The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It’s February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior’s first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it’s a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar cries out: “It’s quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!“ Dior’s career is launched and Clara’s story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model…

    A biography docudrama marrying fiction and the story of one of the greatest couturier in history, it is also a breathless and stunning presentation of his best designs such as Lauren Bacall wore, rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger, seen for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.

    Below please find Annie Goetzinger’s appearance schedule.

    April 10, 2015 6:00 PM
    Kinokuniya Bookstore, 6th Ave. Between 40th and 41st Street. New York
    Signing and Exhibit of Original Art from the Book (The art will be up early April through the middle of the month)

    April 11 and 12, 2015
    MoCCA Fest, Center 548, W. 22nd Street. New York
    Premiere of Girl in Dior and signing at NBM Booth (401, 402) throughout the weekend. Original art will also be on display.

    Annie will appear on the panel, Biography: The Lives of Artists on Sunday at 12:30 alongside James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook and Barbara Stok.

    April 13, 2015 7:00PM
    French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 79th), New York
    Dior House artist Bil Donovan will moderate a discussion with Annie, followed by a signing at the new “Albertine” bookstore. Event co-sponsored by Dior.

    April 14, 6:30PM
    Cambridge Public Library
    Talk and signing. Organized by Million Year Picnic, Boston

    April 15, 4:00PM
    Conference at Smith College
    “Girl in Dior: A Conversation With Annie Goetzinger About Fashion, Art, and Her Latest Graphic Novel”.

    April 16, 4:00 PM
    Dartmouth College
    Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.

    April 19, 2:00PM
    University of Florida
    Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.

    April 21, 8:00PM
    Books & Books, 65 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL
    Inauguration of the French Corner, signing.

    April 22, 6:30PM
    Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL
    Presentation and Signing. Cocktail hour

    MA – FCBD: Convergence Signing

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    Writer Frank Tieri appears on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from noon till 6:00 pm at The Hall of Comics for Free Comic Book Day‬!

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

    MA – Colonial Comics Signing

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    Eisner Award nominee JASON RODRIGUEZ and local writer J. L. BELL appear at the Harvard Book Store on Wednesday April 22, 2015 7:00 PM for a discussion of Rodriguez’s latest work, Colonial Comics: New England 1620-1750. A book signing will follow. This event is free; no tickets are required.

    Colonial Comics is a graphic novel collection of twenty stories focusing on the colonial period from 1620 through 1750 in New England. These illustrated stories focus on tales you cannot find in history books. Includes stories about free thinkers, Pequots, Jewish settlers, female business owners and dedicated school teachers, whales and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other aspects of colonial life.

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

    MA – The Last Unicorn Screenings

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    Author Peter S. Beagle appears at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday May 2nd for two screenings of THE LAST UNICORN! Get tickets at the link!

    Update: Due to overwhelming demand, a second show has been added at 11:00 AM!

    (1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92 min; DCP]
    Peter S. Beagle’s THE LAST UNICORN is considered one of the best fantasy novels of all time and the wonderful animated film version by Rankin & Bass is no less of a classic. Since its initial release over 30 years ago, THE LAST UNICORN has enchanted audiences everywhere with its moving story about a unicorn trying to find and rescue her lost people, and the price she pays for bringing magic back into the world. We are pleased to host this special screening of this charming film, now available in a remastered digital version, accompanied by a Q&A and book signing with its creator, Peter S. Beagle.

    The Brattle Theatre
    40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    MA – Macbeth Graphic Novel Signing

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    Gareth Hinds appears at Blue Bunny Books on Friday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm to read from and discuss his graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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    The Blue Bunny Books
    577 High St, Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 493-6568

    MA – Orangutanka Signing

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    Illustrator Renee Kurilla appears at The Blue Bunny on Saturday April 4th at 11:00 AM to kick off National Poetry Month and sign her new collaboration with Margarita Engle, Orangutanka, told in verse! The book uses the little known form of “tanka” poetry, an ancient Japanese format; the modern form is unrhymed and consists of five lines (short, long, short, long, long) of linked poems.

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    The Blue Bunny Books
    577 High St, Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 493-6568

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