X-TravaCon (November 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)
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)

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)
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

000000000000-ThreadbareAnne Elizabeth Moore appears for the first-ever signing at Vault of Midnight’s Detroit shop on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM.

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

 

Motor City Comic Con 2016 Announces Guests

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Press Release:

“C’mon Batman – There’s not a moment to lose…”. The excitement has been building and Motor City Comic Con 2016 is announcing a new cast of comic and media guests for its 27th
annual, three-day comic con and has opened ticket sales online. Michigan’s number one pop culture event will toast the 50th anniversary of Batman with stars from the original cast in their last year of appearances before they hang up their capes. The weekend event will feature stars from popular television series and films like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Gotham, The X-Files, Monty Python, The Hobbit, and many more. “Holy smokes, Batman.” This year’s Motor City Comic Con will take place Friday, May 13 (12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday, May 14 (10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 15 (10:30 a.m. to 5
p.m.) at the Suburban Showplace, located at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Complete information about the event, tickets, panels and VIP passes is available at www.motorcitycomiccon.com

The weekend event features more than 300 creators, writers, illustrators and actors who will greet the fans, sign autographs, take pictures, and provide panels and Q & A discussions, while many super fans are dressed in their pop culture best. A popular event is Saturday’s cosplay contest where a mix of celebrity judges determine the best costume winners, presenting prizes and gift packages. Motor City Comic Con’s annual Saturday night bash celebrates comic con weekend with entertainment, refreshments, and light hors devours for the public. Sunday is Kid’s Day featuring kid-friendly activities.

Hot off the Gotham Globe press, some of this year’s Motor City Comic Con guest announcements include:

Lena Headey: The English actress is best known for her role as Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Other appearances include: The Purge, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dredd, 300, and more.

Adam West: Known as the original Batman from the classic television series, his film, television, character, voice, and stage actor career spans over six decades, making nearly 50 movies. West is the author of Back to the Batcave, and Climbing the Walls.

Burt Ward: Known as the original Robin from the classic television series and Batman: The Movie (1966). Ward wrote tell-all autobiography Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, and continues to appear in numerous reunions with co-star Adam West.

Billie Piper: The UK singer, dancer and television star is best known for her role as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who. Piper can also be seen on Penny Dreadful. Other television film roles include: The Ruby in the Smoke, and The Shadow in the North, and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Holland Roden: Known as Lydia Martin on MTV’s Teen Wolf and as Emily Locke on Lost. Other appearances include: Weeds, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, Community, and Criminal Minds.

Tara Reid: Best known for her roles in American Pie, The Big Lebowski, Josie and the Pussycats, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, My Boss’s Daughter, and SyFy’s Sharknado.

Elden Henson: Actor best known for playing Matt Murdock’s partner and best friend, Foggy Nelson in Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series, Fulton Reed in the Mighty Ducks trilogy, and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.

The Four Horsemen: A rare reunion after 15 years of the greatest wrestling faction of all time. Professional wrestlers Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and manager JJ Dillion were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.

Michael Nesmith: An American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, Nesmith is best known as a member of the pop rock band The Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966-1968). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show.

Michael Cudlitz: Known as Abraham Ford on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played John Cooper in series Southland, and has appeared in more than 20 films and television series such as Prison Break, Lost, The Dark Tourist, Surrogates, Tenure, Six Feet Under, and more.

Robin Lord Taylor: Dubbed as “favorite breakout star of television,” Taylor is best known as Oswald Cobblepot or The Penguin on Gotham. Known for his role as Sam on The Walking Dead, and as Abernathy Darwin Dunlap in Accepted.

Dean O’Gorman: A New Zealand actor, artist and photographer, he is best known as Fili in The Hobbit trilogy, and as Kirk Douglas in Trumbo. Other appearances include: Shortland Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Young Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, and McLeod’s Daughters.

Josh McDermitt: Comedian and star of AMC’s The Walking Dead made his television debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. He was casted in TV movie Rehab for Rejects and as Brandon on Retired at 35. McDermitt can also be seen in Middle Man and Odious.

Sonequa Martin-Green: An actress and producer, known for her role as Sasha in The Walking Dead, and as Tamara in Once Upon a Time.

Mitch Pileggi: An Italian-American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He later reprised the role in the show’s feature film The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).

Michael Trevino: Known as Tyler Lockwood in the CW series The Vampire Diaries, Lockwood also appeared in spin-off series The Originals.

Alan Davis: UK artist known for drawing the revamped Captain Britain story in The Mighty World of Marvel, he has also created D.R. and Quinch for 2000AD. Other recognizable works include: The Uncanny X- Men, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail, and JLA: Another Nail.

Kevin O’Neill: British comic artist is best known for his work on 2000AD, Marshal Law, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Other works include: Omega Men, Tales of the Green Lantern Corp., Metalzoic, and Avatar’s Cinema Purgatorio.

Neal Adams: Known for transforming Batman’s realistic incarnation seen in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Other legendary comic book work includes: X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams is preparing to release his graphic novel Blood, and a Harley Quinn book.

Bob Layton: A comic visionary, creator, writer, artist, designer, and entrepreneur, known for reinventing Iron Man in the 70s, turning it into an all-time best selling comic series. Layton launched the first mini- series in comics’ history Hercules: Prince of Power.

Terry Jones: Best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Other directing credits include: Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Personal Services, Erik the Viking, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and Absolutely Everything.

Ian Ziering: Known for his array of acting including Beverly Hills 90210, No Way Back, What I Like About You, Melrose Place, and Happily Divorced. Ziering became the most in-demand actor for various animated films and television shows Spider-Man, Mighty Ducks, Batman Beyond, and Biker Mice from Mars.

Additional media and comic guest announcements are coming soon. For more information regarding Motor City Comic Con guests and events, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.

About Motor City Comic Con

Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and much more. Over 300 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site at Motor City Comic Con each year, as well as more than 50 actors from  the television and movie industry. Motor City Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old.

 

 

 

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