May the Force be with you as the Maplewood Memorial Library celebrates Star Wars Reads Day at the library on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm! Put on your best Star Wars gear and join us for robot demonstrations from the CHS Robotics Club, a presentation by Star Wars expert Jason Fry, LEGO Creations from the Garden SLUG (Garden State Lego Users Group), Star Wars trivia and prizes, scavenger hunt and Star Wars themed crafts.
Maplewood Memorial Library
51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
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|Once again the folks at the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be hosting another GREAT show on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 10am to 4pm at the Toms River Elks Lodge in Toms River, New Jersey.
This promises to be our biggest show yet! A Walking Dead films production in association with Scream HQ presents “100 Acres of Hell”…Attending the con is CEO of Walking Dead Films, Jason Koerner, co-founder and partner, Ed McKeever and Jay Lee who is the director of the film also directed “Zombie Strippers” and “Alyce Kills” as well as some crew members and stars of the film. Also appearing will be former WWE Superstars Samu Anoa’i and Gene “SNITSKY” Snisky. Also joining us will be the North Jersey Ghostbusters and the 501st Legion. MAC the cat will also be there!
We will be featuring over 20+ guest artists, writers and creators of comics and over 50+ Vendors offering up comics, non-sport cards, toys, pop-culture, anime, steam-punk, collectibles and so much MORE!! So…get an early start on Christmas shopping! Original Art-Work makes a great gift, not to mention rare comics or a hard to find collectible.
Show time will be 10am to 4pm and there will be NO EARLY ADMISSONS!
ADMISSION $5.00 Kids under 12 are Free
For more show information and guest list, please go to our website.
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David Spade (Saturday Night Live, Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy) appears at Bookends on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30 PM! The stand-up comedian, actor, writer, musician and television personality will sign his book: David Spade is Almost Interesting: The Memoir. Each person attending must purchase one or more books.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Artist Nick Justus appear at Zapp Comics on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from noon till 5:00 PM to sign copies of MANTASY! He will do sketches as well.
574 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Kunal Nayyar, star of The Big Bang Theory, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM to sign his new book YES MY ACCENT IS REAL!
About this author
Kunal Nayyar was born in London and raised in New Delhi, India. He first came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration and went on to receive an MFA in acting from Temple University. Playing the character of Raj on The Big Bang Theory, he has been part of the ensemble since the show debuted in 2007. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Neha, who was named Miss India in 2006.
Barnes & Noble – Menlo Park Mall
55 Parsonage Road, Edison, NJ 08837
ToyConNJ 3 will take place later this month. Read their graphic press release for information on artists, vendors, etc.
The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!
After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!
Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!
With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:
Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con
Oregon Convention Center
Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Convention Center
Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA
Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con
Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show
New Dimension Comics
Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
Durham Convention Center
Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ
The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!
Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.
The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
Garden State Comic Fest Announces Contests and Prizes
The Garden State Comic Fest will be giving away (as contest prizes) tickets to this fall’s New York Comic Con! Promoter, Sal Zurzolo says, “In addition to traditional cash prizes we are giving away something much more VALUABLE and you can you get one of these much sought after items the old fashioned way, by earning it when you win one of four contests.”
“We heard about how quickly the NYCC tickets sold and wanted to show some appreciation to our fans so in addition to winning them in a contest, we will be giving away as door prizes 2 NYCC Passes.” added Dave O’Hare, the show’s founder.
Dave said, “Those with a talent for drawing, can enter the Art Contest which will be judged by some of our very own guest artists.”
“If you can’t draw a stick figure, then our attendees can put their knowledge of super powered beings (and Batman) to good use by entering the Trivia Contest and prove that your intellect is superior to all challengers,” said Sal.
“If you like costumes, then put on your best cape, cowl and body paint and enter the GSCF Garden State Cosplay Showdown costume contest,” Dave said.
In addition, Dave said, “We are ecstatic to announce several panels including the first ever WDHA radio led Rocks and Comic panel, art historian Arlen Schumer’s presentation on ‘The Silver Age of Comic Book Art,’ and many more.”
The GSCF will crown a costume contest champion at the newly named Garden State Cosplay Showdown. A single admission starts at $13 (pre-show). Tickets are available on-line and at the door. For more information, including contests and panel schedules, contact the GSCF at http://www.gardenstatecomicfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/Gardenstatecomicfest.
East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Bookends on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 PM! The online entertainment mogul, actress, and “Queen of Geeks” will sign her new book, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost). Each person attending must purchase one or more books.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450