Sean Maher to Attend Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2016

Sean Maher

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“Firefly”, “Arrow” Veteran Sean Maher To Attend Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Sean Maher is well known to television and film audiences for his role as ‘Dr. Simon Tam’ in Joss Whedon’s feature Serenity. The film was based on the critically acclaimed TV series “Firefly”.

He moved to Los Angeles after landing the coveted title role in the FOX drama “Ryan Caufield: Year One.” Upon the cancellation of that series Maher secured a holding deal with FOX and collaborated with the network on the well loved series “Party Of Five” as well as Darren Star’s “The $treet”. Additional TV credits include “The Mentalist”, “Human Target,” and “Warehouse 13”.

In 2011 while playing closeted gay man Sean Beasely in 1960s Chicago on NBC’s provocative “The Playboy Club” Maher used the role as a platform to come out publicly as a gay man himself. Entertainment Weekly graciously covered the story and Maher regards that decision as one of the highlights of his professional career.

Sean most recently appeared in the season two finale of “Looking” for HBO, directed by Andrew Haigh. Additionally, he was seen recurring as Mark Scheffer (aka Shrapnel) on the hit series “Arrow” for The CW. Maher won praise for his portrayal of ‘Don John’ in Joss Whedon’s feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and can be seen starring in the upcoming indie sci-fi feature ISRA-88. He is also the voice of ‘Nightwing’ for the Warner Bros / DC Comics animated universe, including Batman Vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood, and Justice League Vs. The Teen Titans.

Maher can also be found on the internet playing himself in the web series “Con Man” starring fellow “Firefly” alumni Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion.

“We are pretty thrilled that Sean is coming to the show,” said event director Mark Hodges. “Guests from ‘Firefly’ are requested by the fan base all the time, and it is great that we are able to help fill that need this year. In addition, his roles in ‘Arrow’ and the DC Comics animated films also fit in quite well with the Grand Rapids Comic-Con so we are really looking forward to his appearance.”

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 21-23, 2016, at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other TV and movie celebrities attending include “Game Of Thrones” veteran Julian Glover, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” alumni Denise Crosby, and Hellboy sidekick Doug Jones.

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X-TravaCon (November 2016)

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Convention Name
X-TravaCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/20/2016
About This Convention
Motor City Conventions presents the XtravaCon . Featuring over 100,000, books for sale or trade plus toys, collectible game cards, non sports cards and more. Please note that the selection of collectibles varies from show to show.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Banquet Center Livonia, MI 48152 United States
19801 Farmington Rd
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

X-TravaCon (October 2016)

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Convention Name
X-TravaCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/23/2016
About This Convention
Motor City Conventions presents the XtravaCon . Featuring over 100,000, books for sale or trade plus toys, collectible game cards, non sports cards and more. Please note that the selection of collectibles varies from show to show.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Banquet Center Livonia, MI 48152
19801 Farmington Rd
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

X-TravaCon (September 2016)

X-TravaCon Flyer

Convention Name
X-TravaCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/25/2016
About This Convention
Motor City Conventions presents the XtravaCon . Featuring over 100,000, books for sale or trade plus toys, collectible game cards, non sports cards and more. Please note that the selection of collectibles varies from show to show.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Banquet Center
19801 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MIchigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

MI – Betty & Veronica #1 Signings

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Variant cover artist Jay Fosgitt (artist of Rocket Racoon and Groot, My Little Pony, and creator of Bodie Troll and Dead Duck) appears on Wednesday July 20, 2016 to sign the first issue of Archie Comics’ new BETTY & VERONICA series at Comic City’s Trenton location from noon till 2:00 PM and then in Canton from 4:00 till 6:00 PM!

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Comic City
West-Grange Shopping Center, 3410 West Road, Trenton MI 48183

Canton Corners Shopping Center, 42727 Ford Road, Canton MI 48187

 

MI – Threadbare Signing

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Join us and hang out with the award winning critic, anthologist, writer, and all-around bad ass Anne Elizabeth Moore as she celebrates the release of her newest work Threadbare: Clothes, Sex & Trafficking.

Threadbare works through 22 vignettes to tell the story of clothes from angles often left ignored: “Narratives relate to fashion models, factory workers, salespeople, international trade agreements, foreign-trade zones, antisex trafficking efforts, and the vicious-cycle interplay between working in the garment business vs. the sex industry” (Library Journal).

Moore is also the author of Unmarketable, Cambodian Grrrl, and was the inaugural editor of Best American Comics.

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Vault of Midnight
1226 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 481-2165

MI – A2CAF Signings

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Vault of Midnight is very pleased to host the following creators for signings throughout the A2CAF weekend:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

12:00-1:00 Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper)

1:00-2:00 Cece Bell (El Deafo, Sock Monkey) & Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot)

2:00-3:00 Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)

3:00-4:00 Ben Hatke (Nobody Likes a Goblin, Zita the Spacegirl) & Zack Giallongo (Star Wars: Ewoks, Broxo)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1:30-2:30 Nathan Hale

4:00-5:00 Kazu Kibuishi

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

MI – Fight Club 2 Signing

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Author Chuck Palahniuk presents Fight Club 2 for a signing only event at Nicola’s Books on Thursday, July 7, 2016  at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

New York Times best-selling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart (with cover art by legendary artist David Mack) have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary event of 2016… the return of Tyler Durden. Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long, the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Rize or Die.

Please note:

  • This FIGHT CLUB 2 appearance is a signing ONLY. Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event.
  • This is a ticketed event, and each ticket will include a copy of the Fight Club 2 ($29.95).
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to join the signing line. One ticket admits only one person into the signing line, no exceptions.
  • In addition to Fight Club 2, Chuck will sign TWO other items only (a piece of memorabilia or book).
  • Chuck will happily pose for photos with fans.

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Nicola’s Books
2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
(734) 662-0600

XtravaCon Comic Book and Toy Show (June 2016)

X-Trava Con

Convention Name
XtravaCon Comic Book and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/19/2016
About This Convention
Motor City Conventions presents the XtravaCon . Featuring over 100,000, books for sale or trade plus toys, collectible game cards, non sports cards and more. Please note that the selection of collectibles varies from show to show.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Banquet Center
19801 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016

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Press Release:

Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).

The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.

What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).

So join us as Kids Read Comics celebrates eight years of bringing comics excitement to Michigan libraries, when we inaugurate the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18 & 19, 2016 at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Keynote speakers at A2CAF 2016 will be Cece Bell, whose comics memoir El Deafo was named a Newbery Honor Book, and the children’s author Tom Angleberger, writer and illustrator of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Other guests include Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware), Ruth McNally Barshaw (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), J. Torres (Alison Dare), Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), and many more!

Please go to the website for full details: a2caf.com

 

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