Earp-a-palooza (October 2018)

Earp

Convention Name
Earp-a-palooza
Convention Website Address
http://www.earpapalooza.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/12/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/14/2018
About This Convention
Introducing the first ever United States fan convention dedicated to SyFy’s hit television series, Wynonna Earp. This convention will bring together fans from all over the world along with the celebrity cast members of the show and the showrunner and executive producer, Emily Andras! There will be cast panels and Q&A sessions, photo opportunities, autograph sessions, workshops, karaoke, parties and more! If you’ve ever wanted to attend a convention where you’re surrounded by like-minded people, now is your chance! Get your tickets now so you don’t miss the chance!
Venue Name and Address
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
United States
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Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
Guests
Tim Rozon, Katherine Barrell, Michael Eklund, Emily Andras

Earp

MN – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears for four shows at the Acme Comedy Company on Tuesday, November 28th at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM and on Wednesday, November 29th at 8:00 PM and at 10:30 PM.

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, Jersey Girl, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, Cop Out, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; 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 Company
708 1st St N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-6393

MN – John Carpenter LIVE

John Carpenter appears at Myth Live to perform his film scores on Tuesday, November 7th at 8:00 PM.

Press Release:

John Carpenter has announced Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a collection of 13 of his classic movie themes newly recorded with the collaborators that worked on his Lost Themes studio albums and subsequent tours: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies. Set for release on October 20 via Sacred Bones, Anthology… is a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter’s greatest themes, from his very first movie (the no-budget sci-fi film Dark Star) to 1998’s supernatural Western, Vampires. Those sit alongside the driving, Led Zeppelin-influenced Assault on Precinct 13 theme, Halloween’s iconic 5/4 piano riff, and the eerie synth work of The Fog. Carpenter and his band also cover Ennio Morricone’s bleak, minimalist theme for The Thing. “I asked Morricone to please compose something with a very few notes,” Carpenter says. “And brilliantly, he did.”

To accompany the announcement, Carpenter has shared the theme from 1994’s “In The Mouth of Madness”. Reminiscing on the original composition he states, “I worked on the soundtrack for In the Mouth of Madness with Jim Lang. We never came up with a great main title theme. In a rented house on Woodrow Wilson (my house was being remodeled), I came up with a heavy metal theme inspired by Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” My friend Dave Davies played lead guitar, and now, over 20 years later, his son Daniel is playing the lead. One of my favorite themes.”

John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016.

In the weeks following Anthology’s October 20 release, Carpenter will return to the road, playing both classic movie themes and material from his two Lost Themes albums. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday at 10:00am local time, including special VIP packages that include meet and greets with John Carpenter and exclusive merchandise (for more details check www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com). The performances will once again affirm the power of the Horror Master’s brilliant work as a composer and musician, and undoubtedly send audiences rushing home to their DVD libraries to dive yet again into the most rewarding filmography in genre cinema

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Myth Live
3090 Southlawn Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55109
(651) 779-6984

MN – Skin & Earth Signing

Canadian musician Lights appears at Source Comics & Games on Saturday, October 21st at 1:45 PM to sign both the comic and album of Skin & Earth.

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Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113
651-645-0386

MN – Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Signing

Cartoonist Ben Hatke appears at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM!

Grab your adventuring gear and prepare for an afternoon of excitement with Ben Hatke and his latest graphic novel, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King. Come meet the bestselling author and illustrator of Mighty Jack, Zita the Spacegirl, and Julia’s Home for Lost Creatures. We’ll hear all about Jack’s latest adventure, talk about making books and comics, have time for questions about epic adventures, and get our books signed!

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required to enter the signing line.

To obtain a ticket, purchase any book by Ben Hatke from Red Balloon Bookshop. Books may be purchased in-store, online, or over the phone by calling 651-224-8320. If ordering online, please indicate that you would like a signing ticket in the “notes” field.

Signing Guidelines: After the presentation and Q&A, ticket holders will be called up by number to have their books signed. There is not a limit to the number of books you may have signed by Ben Hatke. Additional books may be brought from home or purchased from Red Balloon. In consideration of the people at the end of the line (and dinner time), you may be asked to select only 1 book to have personalized. Your support of Red Balloon is appreciated!

Photography Guidelines: Photos without flash are allowed and encouraged; however, due to time restrictions, photos in the signing line may be limited to “unposed” photos only. A Red Balloon bookseller will be on hand to help take your photo while you meet the author.

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
651-224-8320

MN – Jack Kirby Centennial Celebration

Artist Brent Schoonover (Howling Commandos of SHIELD, Astonishing Ant-Man) appears at Source Comics & Games on Monday, August 28th to celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday! He will create 100 sketch cards of Kirby characters over the course of the day. They’ll all be auctioned off with all of the proceeds going to The Hero Initiative, an organization devoted to the welfare of those who have and continue to create the world of comics.

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Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113
651-645-0386

ComicCard Comic Convention (September 2017)

ComicCard Comic Convention

Convention Name
ComicCard Comic Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.comiccard.net/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/16/2017
About This Convention
Comic convention featuring artists and writers Tim Seeley, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen and Frank Fosco. Our vendors will have thousands of comic books (golden and silver age to modern), Funko POP! figures, vintage action figures and pop culture collectibles.

Show runs 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Special anniversary $3 admission (kids under 16 free).
Onsite ATM and restaurant!

Venue Name and Address
311 W. 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55420
United States
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Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Tim Seeley, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Frank Fosco

Mid-Summer Comic Con (July 2017)

Mid-summer Comic Convention

Convention Name
Mid-Summer Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/events/662872100565184/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2017
About This Convention
A one-day convention featuring thousands of comic books, action figures and gaming cards. Artists appearing include Christopher Jones and Erik Burnham.
Venue Name and Address
6501 Portland Ave
Richfield, MN 55423
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Christopher Jones, Erik Burnham

Mid-Summer

MN – Asian America in Graphic Novels: An Evening with Gene Luen Yang

Award-winning Graphic Novelist GENE LUEN YANG appears at the Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium in Whitby Hall on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

GENE LUEN YANG began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006 First Second Books published American Born Chinese, which became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album.

In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, Yang’s two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Nominated for a National Book Award, this book also won the L.A. Times Book Prize.

Gene Yang has created a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman! In addition to cartooning, he teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, teaching alongside amazing authors like Anne Ursu, Gary Schmidt, Laura Ruby, Matt De La Pena, to name a few.

In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Gene Luen Yang the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Co-hosted by the St. Catherine University – MLIS Program, St. Kate’s Library, Friends of the Libraries, Education Department, St. Catherine University MIPS Office, St. Kate’s ALA Student Chapter, Progressive Librarians Guild, Student Governance Organization, Endowed Mission Chairs, and Addendum Books.

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St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

MN – Kevin Hart Appearance

Comedian Kevin Hart appears at the Mall of America on Sunday, June 11th at 1:00 PM.

Press Release:

From comedian, to movie star to now, a book author, Kevin Hart is stopping by to sign copies of his newest book “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons.” Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller. The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has? Grab a friend and come find out the answer. Hope to see you there!

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Mall of America
118 E. Broadway Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
952-854-1455

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