MI – Night Business Signing

Benjamin Marra appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, December 9th at 2:00 PM to sign Night Business from Fantagraphics.

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

MI – Webcartoonists Signing

Cartoonists Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles), Shen (Owlturd), and Nick Seluk (The Awkward Yeti) appear at Conor O’Neills on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:00 till 11:00 PM. They will be selling and signing books and merchandise.

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Conor O’Neills
318 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-2968

MI – Local Creators Showcase

Press Release:

Vault of Midnight rings in Local Comic Shop Day on Saturday, November 18, 2017 by celebrating our local artists! Stop by the shop to meet these local creators and stock up on handmade comics, zines, prints, stickers and more for the holidays.

11:00 – 12:30pm: Justin Bartz & Randy Stewart
1:00 – 2:30pm: Sarah Wood & Kenny Porter
3:00 – 4:30pm: Frankie Johnson & Rayne Klar 

JUSTIN BARTZ
Meet Justin Bartz, co-creator of the dark and thrilling series, Project Shadow Breed: In the new millennia, SinTech, a private government contract corporation, began developing a serum to turn ordinary soldiers into werewolves. In 2014, they created the first “wolf pack” of soldiers. What they didn’t expect to create was Marrok.

RANDY STEWART
Randy Stewart is an indie comic book artist & illustrator with a love for storytelling and collaboration. Randy has worked on projects stemming from fantasy art to crime drama and recently completed a chapter of the fantasy epic Scavengers. His inspirations include Paul Pope, Frank Miller, and Sean Gordon Murphy.

SARAH WOOD
Sarah Wood is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and aspiring gamemaker. Author of SarahLife, Anxiety as a Comfort, BPD Blues, and more.

KENNY PORTER
Kenny Porter is a professional writer living in West Michigan. He recently published an original graphic novel, Barnstormers, which follows the adventures of blue-collar monster hunters Roscoe, Anna, and Clyde.

FRANKIE JOHNSON
A non-binary illustrator from Grand Rapids, MI who makes comics, zines, and other sweet things. They are mainly found scribbling in a sketchbook or playing Animal Crossing.

RAYNE KLAR
Rayne Klar is 25 year old queer artist with a BFA in Illustration from Grand Valley State University. They are an illustrator, comic artist, and merch maker. Their personal work focuses on queer culture, fantasy, punk rock, bedroom culture and the DIY Ethic.

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Vault of Midnight
95 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-776-9013

MI – Black Friday 2017 Signing

Rafer Roberts, the writer behind Archer & Armstrong and Harbinger Renegade at Valiant Entertainment and writer/artist of his creator owned Plastic Farm and Nightmare the Rat, will be signing copies of his comic work at Green Brain Comics on BLACK FRIDAY, November 24th from 1-4pm.

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Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

X-TravaCon (November 2017)

X-TravaCon

Convention Name
X-TravaCon
Convention Website Address
http://motorcityconventions.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/19/2017
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
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
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

X-TravaCon (October 2017)

X-TravaCon

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)
10/22/2017
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
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
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

MI – Rugrats #1 Signing

Lisa Dubois, the illustrator of the new Rugrats comic from Kaboom, along with Mike Roll and Jon Hickey creators of Apooka will be in store signing copies of their work on Sunday October 22nd from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

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Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

MI – Denis Leary Signing

Denis Leary appears at the Wealthy Theatre on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM to present his new book Why We Don’t Suck. Tickets available at the link…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denis Leary is a five-time loser at the Emmy Awards. And the Golden Globes. He hopes to one day also lose an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony. His first literary foray Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was a New York Times bestseller but not nominated for the National Book Award. In his long and storied entertainment career, Leary has also never won The Stanley Cup, The Nobel Peace Prize, or an argument with his wife. He looks forward to playing Kellyanne Conway in the President Trump biopic.

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Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 459-4788

X-TravaCon (September 2017)

X-TravaCon

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)
09/24/2017
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
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

MI – Marching Forward Signing

Press Release:

Vault of Midnight is thrilled to team up with The University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor District Library to present Marching Forward, a series of events tied to Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s visit to Ann Arbor on September 21st. Together, these three assembled one of the most powerful and celebrated graphic novels in recent memory with March, a three-part autobiography of the legendary civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.

Vault of Midnight will be hosting artist Nate Powell on Wednesday, Sep. 20th at 7pm for a book signing. Besides his groundbreaking and lauded work on the March trilogy, Powell is an Ignatz and Eisner award winning graphic novelist whose book Swallow Me Whole took the industry by storm in 2008 and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize.

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

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