Boom Island Brewing Company is proud to announce a unique fundraising event aimed at comic book and craft beer aficionados on Friday, May 1, 2015. Renowned comic writer/artist Bill Willingham (Fables, Fairest, Jack of Fables) will autograph the personally designed label of Boom Island Brewing Company’s Belgian strong “Gravity No. 9.” A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization created to support comic artists and writers in need of emergency medical aid or financial support.
Willingham, a Rochester, MN resident known for his Fables and Elementals series, the book Down the Mysterly River, along with dozens of other notable titles dating back to the 1980’s, created the Gravity No. 9 label specifically to support the Hero Initiative. Limited supplies of bottles, posters and glassware will be made available at Boom Island on May 1, and at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis May 1-3.
Gravity No. 9 – 9.2 ABV – Tequila Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong Fermented with Plums.
Appearance – Deep, Dark Brown.
Aroma – Subtle Fruit
Flavor – Light and Dry with Subtle Sweet Notes and Lightly Sour Finish.
Bill Willingham will be in the taproom to autograph bottles and posters on Friday, May 1 from 6pm-8pm.
Boom Island Brewing Company is located on 2014 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis MN 55422 in north Minneapolis. Find the alley entrance to the taproom in the back of the building. As far as beer labels go, the Willingham-designed Gravity No. 9 label is about as cool as it gets. Other comic creators will be in attendance to meet and greet the public as well. Supply is limited to less than 300 bottles and surely will become a collector’s item. Gravity No. 9 will also be available on tap for this event while supplies last.
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $750,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.
Cary Elwes appears at the Mall of America on Sunday February 15, 2015 at noon for a special screening of The Princess Bride including a Q&A. After the screening, get your copy of New York Times Bestselling As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride signed by Elwes.
Barnes and Noble will be selling copies of As You Wish beginning at 11:00 am outside Theaters at Mall of America. For more information, please click the link…
Mall of America
118 E. Broadway Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
January 22, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Other, Pennsylvania, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Wisconsin
Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.
By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!
Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.
VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!
*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.
The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA
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Minnesota’s multi-talented young artist Lexee Harris to host a comic book signing event Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Source Comic & Games store in Roseville, Minnesota between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Samarakan” is a three comic book series written and illustrated by Harris. The comic book signing is to promote the finale of the series, reprinted by demand by Source Comic & Games bookstore.
This is the fourth comic book signing for the young artist, who is also an Indie/Pop singer, songwriter (two original songs on movie soundtracks), model (Sketchers) and actress. Each comic book signing resulted in sold-out books. Harris is currently working on a children’s book titled “Let Them Dance.”
Lexee Crystal, as she is known on stage, had four of her original songs for her debut album added to the playlist of Minnesota’s HOTT Radio. Her singles include ”I’m Feeling Lucky,” which appeared on the sound track of a new 2014 romantic comedy “Lucky Dog; “I See,” “Gypsy Caravan” (co-written by Baltimore native singer/songwriter Neenah Taylor), and “Breathless,” which was placed on the soundtrack of the ION Channel original movie presentation “A Star for Christmas.” All the songs are produced and co-written by Brandon Jarrett (MoHo Productions).
“Gypsy Caravan,” “Breathless” and “I See” reached #5 on Reverb Nation’s Alternative Chart. As a singer Lexee has performed for the Minnesota “Up and Rising Back to School Bash,” and at the Minnesota Urban League Family Day.
As an actress Lexee has starred in a recruitment commercial for North Dakota State College, the dramatic film The Family Guardians, produced and director by Lee H. Jordan, and in the Minnesota stage production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
Lexee’s is also a model who has appeared in a national Skechers print campaign and Mini Mogul Music’s full-page print advertisement spread – which appeared in Pop Star Magazine.
Lexee’s comic book illustrations are expertly done, bind by a colorful hard-back cover, published under the Crystal Publishing Group imprint. The “Samarakan” book-series are also available in several outlets throughout the Minnesota area, such as The Source Comic and Games store in Roseville, MN.
Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113
Leslie S. Klinger presents The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft with special guest Neil Gaiman on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Magers & Quinn Booksellers!
Tickets for seating will be available beginning Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 pm. Standing room is open to the public and does not require a ticket.
Tickets must be picked up in person in the store. Two tickets maximum per person.
Please note that Neil Gaiman will NOT be signing books at this event.
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Gene Luen Yang appears at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis Friday July 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm! He will be talking about his and Sonny Liew’s latest graphic novel The Shadow Hero!
Artist, author, educator, trailblazer! Gene Luen Yang is all of these and more. That’s why we’re so very excited to meet him.
His book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to earn a National Book Award nomination and the first to win the American Library Association’s Prinz Award.
His most recent works, Boxers and Saints, are a diptich, with the stories of the two books intertwining. Not surprisingly, the diptich is another National Book Award nominee.
Wild Rumpus Books
2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Cartoons aren’t just for Saturday mornings anymore! Meet successful local cartoonists including Andy Singer, Tom Kaczynski, Zander Cannon, and Bob Lipski and learn about how they work on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble
HarMar Mall, 2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
Meet Marvel Comics illustrator, Dan Wallace, at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM for a special Marvel Day Event. For 70 years, Marvel Comics has been entertaining generations with a library of over 8,000 characters! This event is a featured event during our Get Pop-Cultured Month.
Barnes & Noble
Galleria Shopping Center, 3225 W 69th, Edina, MN 55435
Danielle Corsetto, the Amazing creator of Girls With Slingshots, appears at Highlander Games and Comics on Thursday, July 10th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on her Slingshot Across America tour!
Highlander Games and Comics
3952 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421