Fantasticon Lansing (March 2016)

FantastiCon

Convention Name
Fantasticon Lansing
Convention Website Address
http://www.fantasticon.net/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/05/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/06/2016
About This Convention
The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. We pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at all of our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We are also very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows, and the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there. Fantasticon is continuing to grow – look out for a show near you!
Venue Name and Address
Causeway Bay Hotel & Convention Center
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan 48911
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA – check Fantasticon.net for details!

Fantasticon Mt. Clemens (November 2015)

Fantasticon

Convention Name
Fantasticon Mt. Clemens
Convention Website Address
http://www.fantasticon.net/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/07/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2015
About This Convention
The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. We pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at all of our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We are also very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows, and the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there. Fantasticon is continuing to grow – look out for a show near you!
Venue Name and Address
Gibraltar Trade Center
237 N River Road
Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48043
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jonathan Frakes, Michael Zapcic, Ming Chen, Basil Gogos, Bill Reinhold, Andrew Pepoy, Christopher Franchi, and much more!

X-TravaCon (September 2015)

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Convention Name
motor city conventions
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/13/2015
About This Convention
Michigan’s longest running one day Comic Book and Toy show features 40-50 tables of dealers selling comics, toys, action figures, Anime and gaming. Hourly door prizes throughout the day. Plus Animation all day from the Anime Club of Michigan.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall
19801 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
45
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles

MI – Sunbeam on the Astronaut Signing

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Steven Cerio appears at Saturday, August 15 at Green Brain Comics. Check out his new book, “Sunbeam on the Astronaut,” and enjoy a screening of his films.  Films start at 3pm with signing immediately following.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

MI – Double Release Party

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Dan Dougherty and Dirk Manning appear at Comics & More on Saturday August 15 th from noon till 6:00 PM!

Comics & More
28059 John R Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 399-3213

MI – The Realism Challenge Signing

The Realism Challenge

Mark Crilley appears at Barnes & Noble to sign The Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism on Sunday July 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM!

About this Author
Mark Crilley is the creator of several manga books, including the Akiko series, Miki Falls, the Billy Clikk novels and Brody’s Ghost. Since being selected for Entertainment Weekly’s “It List” in 1998, Crilley has published nearly twenty books across his many popular series and developed a massive internet following for his drawing demonstration videos earning him a spot as one of the top 25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube.

Barnes & Noble – Huron Village
3235 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-973-0846

MI – Kids Read Comics 2015 Signings

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The Vault of Midnight is proud to host some amazing artists as part of the Kids Read Comics festival!

SATURDAY JUNE 20th

12-1pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)

1-2pm: Signing with Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware! Dragons Beware!)

2-3pm: Signing with Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle Diaries)

3-4pm: Signing with Zack Giallongo (Star Wars Doodles, Broxo, Stratford Zoo series)

4-5pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)

5-6pm: Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Spongebob Comics)

SUNDAY JUNE 21st

12-1pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)

1-2pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)

3:30-4:30pm: Signing with Kean Soo (Jellaby, March Grand Prix) and Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind)

4:30-5:30pm: Signing with Chris Giarruso (G-Man, G-Man Super Journal)

For more information, please visit the link…

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The Kids Read Comics Celebration is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields. Our goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses, and to serve that goal, the convention features:

– hands-on workshops
– panels and presentations for kids, families, and educators
– a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals
– the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed

Our celebration will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor, which will host an artist alley and tons of hands-on workshops!
We hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

MI – Trees Signing

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Artist Jason Howard makes an in-store signing appearance at Summit Comics and Games this Wednesday June 17th, 2015 from 5:00pm until 6:30pm.

Jason is the artist on titles such as Trees – with Warren Ellis – and Super Dinosaur and Astounding Wolfman – with Robert Kirkman.

Summit Comics & Games
216 S Washington Sq. #B Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 485-2369

Ryan Stegman to Appear at Grand Rapids Comic-Con in October 2015

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Press Release:

“The Amazing Spider-Man” Artist Ryan Stegman To Appear at Grand Rapids Comic-Con

The Amazing Spider-Man artist Ryan Stegman will be at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on October 16-18 at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ryan’s first art job was to do covers for Markosia including Starship Troopers and Midnight Kiss. He then found himself at Marvel working as the penciller and inker for the series Magician Apprentice in which he contributed from 2006-2009.

Ryan signed an exclusivity agreement with Marvel in 2010. Ryan did various work for Marvel for titles such as Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Sif, and X-23 before his memorable work on the “Man Hunt” series for She-Hulks.

In 2011, Ryan did work on the Fear Itself: Deadpool series before becoming an artist for The Amazing Spider-Man series as well as assorted off-shoots. Ryan also drew for Superior Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider series during that time, both of which having direct ties to the death of Peter Parker.

Ryan has also contributed to numerous other Marvel series, including Fantastic Four, Avengers Vs. X-Men, and Moon Knight. His most recent work is included in the “Rogue Logan” series for Wolverine.

Ryan is also regular cover artist for both Zenescope Entertainment and BOOM Studios.

“Ryan Stegman is one of the best known artists in the field today,” said event director Mark Hodges. “Ryan unfortunately had to cancel on us last year due to the weather, and we are more than happy to have him back.”

The third Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 16-18, 2015, at the DeVios Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other artist guests include Green Lantern scribe Ethan Van Sciver, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic writer Katie Cook, and Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters artist Mike Grell. For more information go to www.grcomiccon.com.

MI – Everyone’s Reading: Brad Meltzer

BradMeltzerAuthor Brad Meltzer appears on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Rochester Church of Christ from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and the Jewish Community Center from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Register for these events through the Rochester Hills Public Library to receive two tickets (per library card) to attend the event. Tickets may be picked up at the adult services reference desk beginning June 8.

Join readers from all over the metro area in the 2015 Everyone’s Reading community reading program. Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The President’s Shadow, The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction, Advice, Children’s books, and even comic books such as Green Arrow, Identity Crisis, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Justice League of America.

He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s Celebrity, co-wrote the swearing in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.

Rochester Church of Christ
250 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
248-651-1933

Jewish Community Center—Handleman Hall
6600 W. Maple Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 661-1000

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