MA – The Last Mortal Bond Signing

000000_last-mortal-bondBrian Staveley appears in conversation with acclaimed fantasy author Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead) to present his latest novel The Last Mortal Bond at Brookline Booksmith on Thursday March 24th at 7:00 PM.

The trilogy that began with The Emperor’s Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion. The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital, and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own. But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future.

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

New England Super Megafest Comic Con 2016

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Press Release:

New England Super Megafest Comic Con is New England’s Super-Fun Comic & Celebrity Pop Culture Fanfest celebrating Comics, TV, Movie, Sci-Fi, Wrestling and Rock & Roll! NESMFCC features incredible celebrity autograph signings and photo ops with guests including James Marsters, Lee Meriwether, Dina Meyer, Mick Foley, Casper Van Dien, Kevin Sorbo, Corbin Bernsen, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G. Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris, Butch Patrick, and more! Scheduled celebrity Q & A Sessions and photo ops will be held throughout the weekend of April 8-10, 2016.

Marvel and DC writers and artists such as Hannibal King, Joe St. Pierre, Greg LaRocque, Mark McKenna, Mike Grell, Jack Purcell, Alex Saviuk, Bob Budiansky, John Hebert, Kevin Liell, and Bill Anderson will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!

The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!

Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more! After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB Dance Party, ensuring the event has something for all ages.

www.supermegafest.com

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Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

MA – Vericon XVI Signing

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Harvard Book Store is pleased to host book signings (open to all!) with this year’s featured authors at Harvard University’s Vericon XVI.

Vericon is an annual science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction convention, featuring awesome events like book signings, movie screenings, and author panels. Past guests have included George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Tamora Pierce. This year’s guests include Ann Leckie, Seth Dickinson, Fran Wilde, Greer Gilman, Pamela Dean, Jo Walton, and Wesley Chu. Learn more at vericon.org.

Vericon XVI will run from Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th. Events usually go from 10 in the morning until 8 at night, though this varies throughout the weekend.

Most events take place at Sever Hall or Lowell Lecture hall, with book signings here at Harvard Book Store. Signings will take place on Saturday March 19, 2016. Books for the signing will be available for purchase at Harvard Book Store all day Saturday.

Signing Schedule:
1:00-2:00: Ann Leckie
1:45-2:15: Seth Dickinson & Fran Wilde
2:30-3:00: Greer Gilman & Pamela Dean
3:15-3:45: Jo Walton & Wesley Chu

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

MA – Taxes for Working Cartoonists Workshop

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Press Release:

Join cartoonist E.J. Barnes on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 PM for a discussion of Taxes for Working Cartoonists. Barnes will explain how to include income from freelance comics, illustration work, and writing when filing taxes. Whether it’s most of your income or just a tiny fraction, if you’ve made any money as a freelance cartoonist, comic artist, illustrator, or writer of any kind, you may need to report your income as the proprietor of a business!

With years of experience as a cartoonist, illustrator, and publisher of Drowned Town Press, E. J. Barnes is just the person to illuminate this often-harrowing process, which applies not only to cartoonists but freelancers of all sorts. Topics will include: What forms will I need to worry about? What records do I need to keep? Do I need a special ID number or DBA? What is the “Hobby Test”? Do I need to pay my own Social Security taxes? And much more!

About E.J. Barnes:
Barnes became a cartoonist after sixteen years in software engineering, and has since been published in Colonial Comics: New England, 1620-1750, Subcultures, The Greatest of All Time Comics Anthology, several Boston Comics Roundtable anthologies, and various other publications. She has been filing her own 1040 with Schedule C since 2006. She is not a tax attorney or an accountant.

About Boston Comics Roundtable:
The Boston Comics Roundtable is a community of independent comics artists and writers based in the Greater Boston area, acting as a resource for local creators. We encourage development and collaboration and welcome anyone interested in creating or publishing comics, at all ages and levels of experience. Our weekly meetings revolve around discussions of news in comics, showing of members’ work, and the professional development of everyone involved.

Admission will be $5 if you sign up before March 1st and $10 if you sign up starting March 1st.

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Boston Comics Workspace – Studio 306
561 Windsor Street Somerville, MA 02143

MA – Bill & Ted Go To Hell #1 Variant Signing

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Artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck, FF, Wednesday Comics) appears to sign his Newbury Comics exclusive variant cover on Wednesday February 24, 2016 Wednesday March 9th at the store on Newbury St. in Boston from 5:00 till 7:00 PM!

Newbury Comics
332 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-4930

MA – Samurai Rising Signing

0000000-samurai-risingGareth Hinds appears at An Unlikely Story on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM to introduce his newest collaboration, Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, an illustrated historical account written by Pamela S. Turner. Gareth will talk about illustrating his latest book, and conduct a drawing demonstration. Watching Gareth in action is something any graphic novel fan or budding artist won’t want to miss!

About the Book:
Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life “Game of Thrones.”
This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.

When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his brothers sent away. Yoshitsune was raised in his enemy’s household until he was sent away to live in a monastery. He grew up skinny and small. Not the warrior type. But he did inherit his family pride and when the time came for the Minamoto to rise up against their enemy once again, Yoshitsune was there. His daring feats, such as storming a fortress by riding on horseback down the side of a cliff and his glorious victory at sea, secured Yoshitsune’s place in history and his story is still being told centuries later.

About the Artist:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called “spellbinding”), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called “stellar” and “a remarkably faithful rendering”). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.

An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

MA – Archie #6 Signing

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Artist Veronica Fish appears at That’s Entertainment in Worcester for a comic book signing event on Saturday February 27th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

Fish, née Veronica Hebard, grew up in Auburn, MA and studied art and comic book illustration at the Worcester Art Museum School and The School of Visual Arts in New York City. She currently resides in Worcester, and has been a successful freelance illustrator and comic book artist for several years.

Fish has recently worked on Pirates of Mars and on the Marvel Comics title Howard the Duck. Now she is the artist for the newly revamped version of the classic comic book Archie, beginning with issue #5, which hit the stands starting this January. In addition, Fish is the artist on current issues of a top-selling Marvel Comics title Silk, which is a spin-off from the Spider-Man comic books, featuring a new female “web-slinger.” That’s Entertainment plans to have a number of copies of these issue as well as Fish’s Howard the Duck #2 available for purchase at the event. Fish will be signing copies of her work for fans.

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

MA – Samurai Rising Signing

0000000-samurai-risingGareth Hinds appears at the Carle Museum to sign his graphic novel SAMURAI RISING on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Press Release:

Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life Game of Thrones.

This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.

When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his brothers sent away. Yoshitsune was raised in his enemy’s household until he was sent away to live in a monastery. He grew up skinny and small. Not the warrior type. But he did inherit his family pride and when the time came for the Minamoto to rise up against their enemy once again, Yoshitsune was there. His daring feats, such as storming a fortress by riding on horseback down the side of a cliff and his glorious victory at sea, secured Yoshitsune’s place in history and his story is still being told centuries later.

Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including Beowulf and the much-acclaimed Odyssey. He lives in New York City with his wife.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Doctor Who Stars Appear at Boston Comic Con 2016

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Press Release:

Doctor Who fans, rejoice! Because you’ve demanded them, we’re bringing to Boston Comic Con 2016 two of the most popular companions in the Doctor’s history: KAREN GILLAN and JENNA COLEMAN! This is sure to be an event that no Whovian will want to miss. They will each appear on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th to sit on Q&A panels, sign autographs, and pose for photos with fans.

Jenna Coleman is an English actress best known for her role as Clara Oswald in television series Doctor Who. Marvel comics fans will also recall Jenna as Bucky’s girlfriend in the hit film Captain America: The First Avenger. She can next be seen in the upcoming television drama Victoria as Queen Victoria and the film Me Before You.

Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress best known for her roles as Amy Pond in the popular BBC series Doctor Who and as the female villain Nebula in the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Her other credits include the lead role in the horror film Oculus, lead character in the ABC TV series Selfie, Not Another Happy Ending, and The Big Short.

Plus we’ve got a fantastic list of comic creators including Jae Lee, Erik Larsen, Terry Dodson, Mike Allred, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Jim Cheung, Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, Phil Jimenez and many more! Check the website for full details on exciting events!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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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 August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th 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!

Beverly Comic Con Returns on April 2nd

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Press Release:

The third annual Beverly Comic Con will be hosted at Porter Mills on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM!

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.

Live music, art, performances and magic!

Special guests include DJ7L & MC Esoteric of CZARFACE, Robert Gill of Batgirl, Transformers, XO-Manowar, Andrew MacLean of Head Lopper and Apocalyptigirl, and SCARECROWOVEN of MTV, Mondo and Lion Forge Comics.

Alongside our partners at Wicked Art Bar, Porter Mills, Montserrat College of Art, and the newly formed Beverly Arts District, we bring you a fantastic day of comics, art & pop culture!

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission
Doors open at 10am
Brought to you by Tryptic Press and States of Terror Vol. 2

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

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