MI – Motor City Black Age of Comics Signing

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Green Brain Comics presents a Pre-Con Book Signing Event on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM with guests Baba Dawud Anyabwile, Andre Batts, Ashley Woods, Michael Watson, Kenjji Marshall, Kamron Reynolds, G Walker Teon, Eric Leggs Sr., Victor Dandridge Jr, and William C. Davis. They will also appear at the 8th Annual Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention.

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

Grand Rapids Comic-Con Returns October 21-23, 2016

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Press Release:

The next Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 21-23, 2016, at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hours:
Friday, October 21: 2-8 pm with after-hours programming until 11 pm
Saturday, October 22: 10 am-7 pm with after hours programming until 11 pm
Sunday, October 23: 10 am until 5 pm

Ticket Prices:
3-day pass: $40 advance, $50 at door
Friday only: $15 advance, $20 door
Saturday only: $20 advance, $25 door
Sunday only: $17 advance, $22 door
VIP pass: $149 advance only
Link to tickets is here.

Celebrity Guest List:
Wil Traval: “Jessica Jones”, “Arrow”, “Once Upon A Time”
Denise Crosby: Lt. Tasha Yar in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the leader of Terminus in “The Walking Dead”
Bruno Gunn: Brutus in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Sean Maher: Dr. Simon Tam in “Firefly”, Nightwing in several DC Comics animed Batman movies
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios in “Star Wars Rebels”, Spike Spiegel in “Cowboy Bebop”, Wolverine in numerous X-Men animated features
Bryce Papnebrook: Eren Jaeger in “Attack On Titan”, Rin in “Blue Exorcist”
Austin St. John: The original Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Steve Cardenas: Rocky DeSantos/Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Robin Shelby: Slimer in Ghostbusters 2 and Lady Slimer in Ghostbusters (2016)
Russell Hodgkinson: Doc in “Z-Nation”
Felix Silla: “Buck Rogers In The 25th Century”, “The Addams Family”, Star Wars: Episode VI–Return Of The Jedi
Rob Miller: “Face Off”
Dr. Mortose: local horror host

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Cast Reunion!
Michelan Sisti * Leif Tilden * Josh Pais

Comic Guest List:
Kevin Eastman: co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Jae Lee: Batman/Superman, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias
Bob Camp: creatiuve writer/director of Ren and Stimpy
Joe Rubinstein: Wolverine, Micronauts, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Stuart Sayger: The Walking Dead, Bionicle
Tony Kordos: Batman and Robin Eternal
Rodney Ramos: Transmetropolitan
Steve Lieber: Whiteout, The Spectacular Foes Of Spider-Man
Jeff Balke: Deadpooh, Fantastic Four
Allen Bellman: Golden Age artist for Captain America
Greg Weisman: Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels
Vince Locke: Sandman, Deadworld
J. David Spurlock: publisher on Vanguard Publishing
Tony Isabella: Black Lightning, 1000 Comic Books You Must Read
K. Lynn Smith: Plume, Cards Against Humanity
Jeff Carlisle: The Guild, Star Wars, Doctor Who
William Messner-Loebs: The Flash, Wonder Woman
Dirk Manning: Legends Of Oz, Nightmare World
Jason Moore: Batman: Haunted Gotham, The Crusades
Arvell Jones: All-Star Squadron, The Avengers
Jeff Balke: Fantastic Four, Deadpooh
Comfort and Adam: The Uniques, Rainbows In The Dark
Jon Alderink: Superman, Justice League: Generation Lost
Dan Monroe: children’s book illustrator
Tyler and Sara Sowles: Durontus: The Lost Serpent, G-Fan magazine
…plus an extensive artist alley!

Best Selling Authors:
Anne Bishop: The Others, Black Jewels
Susan Dennard: Truthwitch, Something Strange and Deadly
Adam Bray: Marvel, Star Wars technical manuals
Eric Telchin: Black and White Factory
Courtney Allison Moulton: Angelfire
MarcyKate Connolly: Monstrous, Ravenous

New! Kids Area in Exhibit Hall C, including a huge LEGOs display, Hot Wheels track, Star wars coloring area, two science exhibits, and a ton more. Check it out!

Plus:

100,000 square foot vending hall
Car show
Film festival (link here)
Anime room
Art show
Costume contest
Electronic and board/card gaming rooms
501st/Ghostbusters/Transformers
Comic and 1950’s sci-fi displays
100-plus hours of programming

More information: www.grcomiccon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/grcomiccon

MI – MECCAcon 2016 Signing

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Press Release: 

Vault of Midnight is proud to host a roster of creators featured at Detroit’s own MECCAcon. The phenomenal writers and artists will be posting up at Vault of Midnight Detroit for an evening of signings, chats, knowledge, comic-talk on Friday, September 16, 2016.

MECCAcon is the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts, focused on celebrating culturally diverse creators, characters, and art of every distinction. Maia Crown Williams, CEO and Founder of MECCAcon has said that “it is my mission to make sure that children know that all “heroes” do not look the same, that many actually look just like them.” MECCAcon is the Midwest’s largest ethnic comic book convention, and we’re so excited to be a part of it this year.

Our schedule is as follows:
4pm-5pm Kim Eggleston, creator of Dead by Wednesday; Ronald Nelson, co-creator and artist of (H)afrocentric
5pm-6pm Eileen Kaur Alden, creator of Super Sikh; N Steven Harris, creator of Ajala, Brotherhood of the Fringe, and Watson and Holmes, and writer of Solarman
6pm-7pm Keithan Jones, creator of Power Knights; Regine Sawyer, founder of Women In Comics Collective International
7pm-8pm Brandon Thomas, creator of Horizon; Jason Reeves, creator of F-00 Fighters, One Nation, and Kid Carvers

MECCAcon will happen on September 17th from 10am-5pm at the Detroit Public Library. To keep up with news from MECCAcon, please follow their event here

To purchase tickets to MECCAcon, follow this link…

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

Sean Maher to Attend Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2016

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Press Release:

“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.

More information: www.grcomiccon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249963528708213/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/grcomiccon

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
Map It
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

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