MA – David Duchovny Signing

David Duchovny (X-Files, Aquarius, Californication) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel MISS SUBWAYS. **SOLD OUT**

About Miss Subways
New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City.

Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.

Please Note: The signing is limited to books only (no memorabilia).

This event at the Brattle Theatre is now sold out, but Harvard Book Store is pleased to announce a newly added in-store book signing event with David Duchovny at 4:00 PM to the schedule! Find tickets and details for the in-store book signing event: RSVP on Facebook!

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

Beverly Comic Con Returns on April 14th

Press Release:

Join us on Saturday, April 14th for the fifth annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios! Free to the public, family friendly 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.  RSVP on Facebook!

Free admission with plenty of parking across the street at the garage. Doors open to the public at 10am.

Special Guests:
Robert Gill – DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Comics
Andrew MacLean – Head Lopper, Image Comics
MC Esoteric & 7L – Czarface

Live music:
DJ Noel Snow
DJ Radio Scotvoid
SERIES

Artists and vendors:
Adam Miller
Ali Barker Arts
Amos Madruga Art
Andrew Houle
AshBeadle Illustration
Crave Bakery & Cafe
DanamalArt
Daniel Kern
David J. Leblanc – Action Abstraction
Designs by Dennis Art
Do or Diecast
Don Mathias – Peanizles
Eric Boeker
Eric Boireau
Finar Comics
Flying Saucer Pizza Company
Inebri-Art Podcast
Jacob & Zoey Cardinal
Jason Casey
Joe Haley & TJ Dort – The UnderBurbs
Josh Morrissette
Kay’s Stained Glass
LSuperSonicQ – Robbie Short
Maura O’Connor Illustration
Mike Doherty
Montserrat College of Art
Paper Asylum Comics & Collectibles
Patt Kelley
Poetry Comix
Pretty Power Princess
Reckless Sidekick Productions
Renee Mallett
Richard Wentworth & Hadron Gospel Hour!
Sean Kiernan
SpeakEasy Donuts
Standup Comix
Suburban Bohemia
Taylor Popek – The Jellyfish Lady
The Book and Board – Comics and Gaming
The Castle: A Board Game Cafe
The Corey Press
The Painted Pastry – Aime Pope
Tom Torrey
XoWritingCo – Angela DiCicco
…and possibly a few more!

The Larcom Theatre will host the Official After-Party and Cosplay Contest of Beverly Comic Con from 8 PM – 10 PM! After enjoying a fun-filled day at Porter Mill, come over to the after-party at the theatre for a one of a kind Vaudeville show. You will see your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before!

Cosplay Burlesque | Contortion | Aerials | Cyr Wheel | Live Art and More

Come in costume! Prizes awarded to the best cosplay costume! Full bar and concession stand. 18+ Details and tickets at the link…

Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-1117

MA – Salvagers: Wreck Raiders Signing

Bob Salley signs at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, April 21st from 11 AM – 3 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

DropMix Announces News & Exclusives for PAX East 2018

DropMix, the music mixing game that has people mixing music masterpieces in their living rooms is coming to PAX East! A collaboration between Hasbro and the award-winning video game developer Harmonix, DropMix will have live demos at booth (#19097) all weekend long for fans to drop some sick beats and see what’s new for DROPMIX at PAX!

Fans who play the game demo during the convention can get an exclusive G.I. Joe themed DROPMIX card featuring the theme song from the 80s-animated television show. Plus Supergiant, a Pyre themed DROPMIX card featuring the theme song from the Pyre Video game, will also be available for attendees who play Pyre at the Supergiant booth #19091.

Finally, Harmonix is hosting a panel on Thursday, April 5th from 4;00 to 5:00 PM at the Bumblebee Theater, Every Day I’m Shuffling: The Making of DropMix that discusses how DropMix was designed. If you’d like to attend this energetic discussion, panel details are below:

EVERY DAY I’M SHUFFLING: THE MAKING OF DROPMIX

Date: Thursday, April 5, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bumblebee Theater (2nd Level, West of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)

Summary: DropMix is the world’s first music mixing card game, allowing players to create an endless variety of mixes while competing or collaborating with friends in multiple game modes. The team from Harmonix and Hasbro will take you behind the development scenes, showing off early prototypes and sharing some challenges and surprises they encountered along the way. If you’re a fan of DropMix, or just curious about game design, you won’t want to miss this exclusive look behind the scenes.

PANELISTS

Jonathan Mintz [Creative Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Tom Bartlett [Development Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Alex Howell [Senior Game Designer, Hasbro]
David ‘Sasso’ Battilana [Art Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Ryan Challinor [Engineering Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Troy Ferrio [DropMix, Harmonix]

PUBG Creator Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene to Deliver PAX East 2018 Keynote

Press Release:

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds director Brendan Greene will deliver the opening “Storytime” keynote at PAX East 2018, taking place April 5-8 in Boston, MA.

The story of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a remarkably popular game where up to 100 players parachute onto an island, scavenge for weapons, and attempt to survive in increasingly small section of the map, begins in 2013. That year, inspired by the 2000 film Battle Royale, Greene released an Arma 2 mod, DayZ: Battle Royale, that would go on to be the basis of the highest-grossing title on Steam. Greene’s work caught the eye of Sony Online Entertainment (now Daybreak Games) who hired him and licensed his ideas to develop H1Z1.

After departing Sony Online in 2016, Greene would become creative director at South Korean studio Bluehole, which released PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in March the following year via Steam Early Access. The game quickly became a sensation, selling more than a million copies in its first month – and has now moved over 35 million to date across both PC and Xbox One.

In addition to Green’s keynote, Thursday will feature a lineup of highly-anticipated panels from some of the biggest names in gaming including Blizzard, Markiplier, Acquisitions Inc. and more. A full schedule of PAX East 2018 panels can be found here. A limited number of Thursday and Sunday tickets for PAX East 2018 are still available. Gamers unable to attend can watch panels stream live on Twitch.

PAX East 2018 will also host a myriad of exhibitors in the expo halls, including Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Blizzard, Square Enix, and other major publishers alongside scores of independent developers showcasing their latest creations.

“Brendan Greene’s story is a fascinating one, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is only the latest chapter,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “At four full days, this year’s PAX East 2018 is shaping up to be the biggest one yet, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the founder of the Battle Royale phenomenon kick off the festivities.”

Founded in 2010, PAX East connects leading game developers directly to gamers, providing a space where gaming culture is celebrated through panels, demos, concerts, tournaments and free play sessions. The PAX series of shows – which also include West, South, Australia, and Unplugged – produced by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade, comprise some of the world’s largest gaming festivals, with each event entertaining tens of thousands of guests.

For more information, please visit the official PAX East website.

MA – FCBD 2018: Extremity Signing

Artist Daniel Warren Johnson appears at the Hall of Comics on Saturday, May 5th for Free Comic Book Day!! Mr. Johnson is the writer/artist of both Space-Mullet and Extremity from Image Comics. He’s recently done cover art for Marvel Comics on Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Star Wars, and Cable.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

Predator PAX East 2018 After Party

Press Release:

Continue your PAX East experience into the night at the Predator After Party to get a close-up look at the latest Predator gaming line-up. Enjoy hands-on game demos, swoop up exclusive swag, and grab a drink. Stay for an event-filled night which includes Play like the Pros gaming competition, musical performance by Arty, giveaways and more!

Register now for a chance to party hard and win big! Please RSVP by March 28st. This event is 21+ only. You will be emailed additional details the week of the event. A PAX East badge is not required to attend. No Dress Code. Your RSVP does not guarantee admission. Giveaway winner must be present at the event in order to win.

Please note this is a first come, first serve event. A ticket does not guarantee entry. We suggest arriving as early as possible.

Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)

This event is 21 and over

Royale Nightclub
279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116

 

MA – Jules Feiffer: A Dance to Spring, Astaire, and Getting Old

Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears at the R. Michelson Galleries for the opening reception of his art exhibition on Friday, April 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Further details here…

This event is free and open to the public (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out).

RSVP on Facebook!

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-3964

MA – Unofficial Guide to Vintage Transformers Signing

Rik Alvarez signs at Comicazi on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 PM. Rik is the former Creative Manager of the Transformers and G.I. Joe brands. While at Hasbro, he impacted many different facets of the brands including film, television, toys and intellectual property development. Rik has authored a new book The Unofficial Guide to Vintage Transformers 1980s through 1990s.

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

MA – Never Abandon Imagination

Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, April 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to present the Never Abandon Imagination.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a bestselling and award-winning illustrator and author who has been creating illustrated books for nearly two decades. The artist will discuss his popular card illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, as well as his work on the famed Spiderwick Chronicles, and as such picture books and chapter books as The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, the WondLa Trilogy, and The Story of Diva & Flea.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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