MA – Greg Pak Signs

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Greg Pak appears at Comicopia for a signing on Sunday June 1, 2014 from 5-7 pm! He is the current writer of Batman/Superman, Action Comics, Eternal Warrior, and Turok, also World War Hulk, Planet Hulk, Red Skull Incarnate, Magneto Testament, and Herc (among many others).

Comicopia
464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734
(617) 266-4266

MA – The Ostrich Conspiracy Signing

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator of the Platypus Police Squad and the Lunch Lady series, appears at the Cambridge Public Library on Wednesday June 4, 2014 from 4:00 till 5:00 pm! For ages 5 and up. Co-Sponsored by Porter Square Books.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Strange Fruit Signing

hbsJoel Christian Gill signs at Harvard Book Store on Wednesday June 18, 2014  at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes founder of Strange Fruit Comics JOEL CHRISTIAN GILL for a discussion of Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History.

Strange Fruit, Volume I is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry “Box” Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall “Major” Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.

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

MA – Girls Night Out Signing

 

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Writer Amy Chu and local artist Ming Doyle sign at Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square on Saturday, June 7th from 4:00 till 6:00 pm!

MYP will have some of their books on hand, but if you’ve got previously purchased books, bring them in!

Both Amy & Ming have stories in Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology AND Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology edited by Jeff Yang

Amy Chu’s publications:
- “So Blue” in the CMYK Anthology Vertigo/DC Comics
- Girls Night Out and Other Stories anthology
- Girls Night Out: Tales of New York anthology
- The VIP Room with Anderson Cabral
- A Visit to the Museum of Chinese in America with Louie Chin
- Scam Fairy Tales with C.P. Wilson III

Ming Doyle’s publications:

-Quantum & Woody by James Asmus
-Mara by Brian Wood
-Guardians of the Galaxy by Brian Bendis
- Comic Book Tattoo (Anthology)
- Fantastic Four #600 by Jonathan Hickman
- Womanthology: Heroic (Anthology)
- Tantalize: Kieren’s Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Girl Comics (Women of Marvel) by Trina Robbins
- How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution by Kyle Kurpinski
- Jennifer’s Body by Rick Spears
- Outlaw Territory vol 01 TP by Michael Woods

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Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-6763

Arrow Star Katie Cassidy Appears at Boston Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con welcomes KATIE CASSIDY as our newest guest for the 2014 convention! Katie Cassidy is best known to audiences as the character Laurel Lance on the CW’s hit series Arrow. She joins co-star John Barrowman for her first appearance at Boston Comic Con! She has previously starred on several other series including Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, and Supernatural. Katie has appeared on the big screen as well in feature films such as Black Christmas, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Taken. Come meet her on August 8-10th at Boston Comic Con!

Previously announced guests include Sean Astin, James Marsters, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Jason Momoa, Eve Myles, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available 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 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th 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!

Pop Culture Expo 2014 Highlights Include Voice Actors, Underground Comix, and More

Press Release:

On Memorial Day Weekend( May 24th- May 25th),in Wilmington, Massachusetts, the dreams of every geek and gamer out there will come true in the form of the first annual Pop Culture Expo.

Pop Culture Expo is a celebration in all forms of popular culture including: a Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza, Cosplay, Costume and Videogame Competitions for Cash Prizes, Celebrity Guests, Panels, Autographs, Screenings, Animation and Anime, plus 50 vendors of Vintage and Modern Toys, Comic Books and Pop Cultural Artifacts.

Voice Actors

On Saturday, May 24th, Pop Culture Expo’s founder, Gary Sohmers will be hosting what is sure to be a delightful panel, called Voice Actors Script Read, from 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Guests for this panel will include: Billy West from Futurama, Leah Cevoli from Robot Chicken, Tom Wayland from Pokemon, Rachel Robinson from Final Fantasy, and Christopher Bevins from Street Fighter, so it is guaranteed to be a panel filled with fun, entertainment, and tons of non-boring moments.

Comix

Pop Culture Expo is hosting an Underground Comix panel featuring the talents of Bill Halgren, who has created designs for Topp Cards, Mad Magazine, and Marvel, Howard Cruse, know for his work on Barefootz, and Skip Williamson, who is known for being the most political and satirical cartoonist of the underground comix movement. The panel is sure to be anything but boring.

 Rogue Armada

Making their appearance at Pop Culture Expo this year is a group called Rogues’ Armada, a group of pirate performers from the all over the Massachusetts coast. The highlights of their performance includes in character interactions, sea shanties, combat demonstrations, and other games of skill. There are even photo opportunities with the crew from behind the bars of Tortuga Prison. For more information on the fun you can have with the Rogues’ Armada crew, check out http://www.popcultureexpo.com/collections/fun-stuff.

Alongside of these events, cash and prizes will be awarded in Cosplay Contests including their unique “Create-A-New-Superhero” categories, Video Game Tournaments and have levels of entry for all ages! VIP packages can also be purchased, as well as meal packages with some of the attending celebrities guests of your choice. Admission to the Expo can be purchased here: www.popcultureexpo.com, and advanced pricing is only $25.00 for 2-day weekend admission and will be an additional $5.00 at the door. We hope to see you there!

MA – Comics: A Global History Signing

cghDan Mazur and Alexander Danner appear at Harvard Book Store on Friday June 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable DAN MAZUR and ALEXANDER DANNER, teacher of the course “Writing the Graphic Novel” at Emerson College, for a discussion of their book Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present.

Comics, manga, bandes dessinées, fumetti, tebeo, historietas… no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades. This is the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century.

Comics is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW; from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga; from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. An unprecedented collection includes around 260 expertly chosen illustrations, many reproduced in full-page format for more sophisticated analysis.

The authors, two uniquely positioned and knowledgeable authorities, are the first to write a broadly comprehensive history of this most accessible, democratic, and occasionally subversive modern popular art form, displaying an intimate familiarity with schools and styles, writers, artists, and companies across countries and generations. In showing us both post-apocalyptic dreamscapes and portraits of the everyday, Comics looks at this thirty-plus year period through a very unique lens.

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

MA – Carsick Signing

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Filmmaker John Waters appears in conversation with Robin Young at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday June 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM!

Tickets $28.00 – On Sale online courtesy of Harvard Book Store SOLD OUT

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes filmmaker and author JOHN WATERS and NPR’s ROBIN YOUNG for a discussion of Waters’ book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?

Before he leaves for this bizarre adventure, Waters fantasizes about the best and worst possible scenarios: a friendly drug dealer hands over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked, a demolition-derby driver makes a filthy sexual request in the middle of a race, a gun-toting drunk terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in jail. So what really happens when this cult legend sticks out his thumb and faces the open road? His real-life rides include a gentle eighty-one-year-old farmer who is convinced Waters is a hobo, an indie band on tour, and the perverse filmmaker’s unexpected hero: a young, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette.

Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion—and a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

**UPDATE**

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome filmmaker and author JOHN WATERS for a signing of his book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America. The signing is open to the public and will take place beginning at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 14. Arrive early to ensure your spot in line!

This is a book signing only.

Customers who wish to join the signing line must have at least one copy of Carsick with proof of purchase from Harvard Book Store.

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Batman: 75 Years of Dark Knights Art Show

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Press Release:

Celebrate 75 years of Batman with over 20 artists’ interpretations of Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s legendary creation as well as his infamous Rogues Gallery.

OPENING PARTY WILL BE FRIDAY MAY 23 from 8-10pm

Art on view from May 23rd – end of June

auction to follow in July

Artists include:
Ramona Fradon (Batman, Aquaman)
Christos Gage (yep, the writer) (Buffy, The Hulk)
Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Vertigo)
Bob McCleod (DC, Marvel)
a limited edition Berni Wrightson print
Mark Grammel (Kolchak the Night Stalker, Moonstone)
Lindsay & Alex (Baman Piderman)
Veronica Fish (Pirates of Mars)
Andy Fish (Dracula)
Andy Hirsch (Regular Show, Darn Varmints)

and lots more!

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-799-4406

 

Pop Culture Expo 2014 Panels Announced

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The panels for Pop Culture Expo have officially been announced and are up for viewing at http://www.popcultureexpo.com/collections/panels!

As stated on the site, each of the convention rooms hold a capacity of only 150 attendees, ensuring that the fans are able to have a close, personal experience with the guests of the Expo.

These panels will include guests such as Game of Thrones stars Kristian Nairn and Esme Bianco, Alaina Huffman of Supernatural, Smallville, and SGU, and Sam Huntington of Being Human to name a few. Also, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters, Ernie Hudson will be in attendance as a guest to a panel dedicated to the film!

Now, about that convention room capacity? You can reserve your spot in advance, as well as get additional information on the Expo here: www.popcultureexpo.com.

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