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|ComicCard brings comic books, gaming cards, pop culture collectibles, LEGO, action figures and FUNKO POP! collectibles in one show. We have great comic book creators like Kenneth Rocafort, Tom Nguyen and Keith Champagne, as well as local artists on site all day. Admission to the show is $5 for adults; kids 16 and under are FREE! Onsite ATM and restaurant.|
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|311 W. 84th St
10013 Emerson Ave So
Bloomington, MN 55420
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|Kenneth Rocafort, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Frank Fosco|
Artist Christopher Jones will be signing the brand new Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1 at Hot Comics on Wednesday September 14th from 3-8pm!
Hot Comics and Collectibles New Hope
3524 Winnetka Ave N. New Hope, MN 55427
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at the Rotunda in the Mall of America on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!
OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDELINES
1. You must have a Mall of America® issued wristband in order to enter the event area. A limited number of wristbands will be available in the Rotunda beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23. Wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The time at which you line up is at your discretion.
2. In order to get a Mall of America wristband, you must purchase a copy of the book “THIS IS ME: A STORY OF WHO WE ARE & WHERE WE CAME FROM”. Books will be available for sale beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23. At point of sale, each guest will receive only a receipt. A pre-signed book will be given to the guest as they exit the stage after meeting Jamie Lee Curtis.
3. Wristbands are non-transferrable. Each person in your party must be present to receive a wristband. You may not pick up wristbands for another member of your party. People wearing wristbands that have been tampered or altered with will not be allowed through the autograph line. No exceptions.
4. Adults accompanying minors do not need a wristband to enter the line.
5. All books will be pre-signed by Jamie Lee Curtis. No additional personalization will be allowed.
6. Photos will be allowed.
7. Due to time limitations, memorabilia will not be able to be signed.
8. When you enter the line, please remain single file. You must stay in line to keep your place. You may leave the line to use the restroom or get food for a short period of time. One person in your party must stay in line at all times.
9. If you choose to leave for an extended period of time, you must go to the end of the line when you return.
10. No chairs, blankets, pillows, strollers, etc. will be allowed in the line. All bags are subject to search.
11. A special needs area will be available for wristbanded guests. If needed, each special needs guest can bring one additional person to this area. Please visit the Mall of America entry table located in the Rotunda upon your arrival, and you will be escorted into this area. Space will be limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Guidelines are subject to change at any given time at the discretion of Mall of America management for the safety and well being of our guests and tenants. Those who do not comply with event guidelines may not be able to take part in the meet + greet. Please visit www.mallofamerica.com periodically before the event for updates and changes that may be made to these guidelines
Mall of America
118 E. Broadway Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
Ben Percy, writer of DC Comics’ GREEN ARROW, will be signing at Hot Comics and Collectibles on Wednesday August 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!
Hot Comics & Collectibles
3524 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope MN 55427
May 24, 2016 by Brian Pate
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BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT 2016 FOR NORTH AMERICA
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 19, 2016) – Leading video game developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America , scheduled to hit major North American cities throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of the home console release of TEKKEN 7 .
The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America aims to bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America for a knockdown, drag-out competition through 18 different cities across the United States and Canada for bragging rights and cash prizes. The nationwide tournament series is the only place in North America for fans to get their hands on the arcade version of TEKKEN 7.
“The TEKKEN series is a cornerstone of the fighting game community and continues to evolve and advance the genre forward with each installment,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Director of TEKKEN Project at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I’m excited to see what the North American TEKKEN community is made of as they compete over the next seven months in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”
“The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America series of events expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The added reach of the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America events will ensure that TEKKEN fans across the country will have an opportunity to experience the next chapter of the storied TEKKEN videogame franchise and compete for cash and glory.”
The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19, 2016 at Wizard World in Portland, OR and will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburg, PA. Tournaments will be held at Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour sites and key fighting game circuit cities. Each tournament event will feature a prize pool of $3,000 with a final prize pool of $20,000 at the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America finals. For full tournament rules and regulations please visit
TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America schedule and locations:
|February 19-21||Portland, OR||Wizard World|
|March 18-20||Atlanta, GA||Final Round|
|April 1-3||St. Louis, MO||Wizard World|
|April 29-May 1||Des Moines, WA||NorthWest Majors|
|May 6-8||Minneapolis, MN||Wizard World|
|May 27-29||Chicago, IL||Combo Breaker|
|June 2-5||Philadelphia, PA||Wizard World|
|June 17-19||Sacramento, CA||Wizard World|
|July 29-31||Columbus, OH||Wizard World|
|August 18-21||Chicago, IL||Wizard World|
|August 19-21||Philadelphia, PA||Summer Jam X|
|September 9-11||Richmond, VA||Wizard World|
|September 23-25||Austin, TX||Wizard World|
|October 14-16||Southern California||SoCal Regionals|
|October 28-30||Toronto, Canada||Canada Cup|
|November 4-6||Pittsburgh, PA||Wizard World|
|TBA||TBA||TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016
North America Final
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN ®, GALAGA ®,TEKKEN ®, SOULCALIBUR ®, and ACE COMBAT ®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z ®, and ONE PIECE ®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com orwww.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic cons, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com ), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .
All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite via the link above (and find more details at that link as well). A copy of The Fireman is included in your ticket purchase.
From Joe Hill, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.
All of Joe Hill’s novels have topped national bestseller lists, won numerous national awards, garnered rave reviews, and have been or are in the process of being adapted into film or TV series (Last fall Horns was released on the big screen, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple; Deadline recently announced that NOS4A2 is in development for an AMC series; followed quickly by the news that Fox finalized a development deal for The Fireman).
This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket on Eventbrite via the link.
1219 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith appears for two show at the Acme Comedy Club on Monday, May 16, 2016! First is Edumacation with co-host Andy McElfresh at 7:00 PM (RSVP here). Then Kev takes the stage for a solo show at 9:30 PM (RSVP here).
A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.
An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.
Acme Comedy Club
708 1st St N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Actress and author Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, Joan of Arcadia) appears at Magers and Quinn Booksellers to present her new book Dark Sparkler, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.
Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning film and television actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.
Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.
Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director who has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She has three collections of poetry and prose, most recently “Dark Sparkler” (Harper Perennial) which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses, with accompanying artwork by such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, amongst others. She reviews books of poetry written by women for Bust Magazine and is a contributing writer for The Poetry Foundation and visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.
Please note the following signing restriction: Amber will sign any book of hers, but she will only sign memorabilia if the customer has purchased a book.
This event is free and open to the public.
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Join Magers & Quinn Booksellers for an evening with Daniel Clowes and local artist Zak Sally, discussing Clowes’ new book PATIENCE, on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 PM.
*Seating will open at 6:00pm. We’re expecting a large crowd, so we encourage you to come early to get a seat! We also request that you do not save seats.*
Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.
Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist (Ghost World, Wilson, David Boring), academy-award nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker.
This event is free and open to the public.
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Writer Eliot Rahal appears at Source Comics on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM to sign his new Heavy Metal comic series THE DOORMAN as well as the collected trade of the series he co-wrote for Dark Horse, THE PAYBACKS!
Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113