NC – Chris Giarrusso Signs

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Chris Giarrusso signs at Ultimate Comics on Saturday April 12th from 10:30 am till 4:00 pm!!

Ultimate Comics
6120 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 806-8282

NC – Action Lab Day

actionlabPress Release:

Acme is very proud to have partnered with Action Lab Comics to bring you a unique and in-depth entertaining learning experience on Saturday March 29th for FREE!

Come out and join Skyward creator Jeremy Dale, Skyward editor and Action Lab marketing director Kelly Dale, Ehmm Theory co-creator and artist Larkin Ford, Action Lab president Kevin Freeman and Ehmm Theory co-creator and writer Brockton McKinney for a day of SEMINARS, SIGNING and SKETCHING, all FREE to the public!*

SEMINARS
at ACME COMICS PRESENTS
    1. WRITERS FORUM with Jeremy Dale & Brockton McKinney, 11:00 AM
      • How to create story outlines, judge pacing and craft a script for an artist!
      • How to connect with an artist or vice versa and how you know you have a good fit!
      • Learn collaborative “Do’s” and “Don’t’s”!

 

    1. ARTISTS FORUM with Jeremy Dale & Larkin Ford, 1:00 PM
      • How to turn a written script into finished art!
      • How to decide between working with full color and black & white!
      • How to layout a cover to standout on the store shelves!

 

  1. BUSINESS FORUM with Kelly Dale & Kevin Freeman, 3:00 PM
    • Once you have an idea or finished product, how to market it via social media or conventions to stores and the public!
    • How to present your portfolio or story to a publisher!
    • What constitutes intellectual property and how to protect it!

 

SIGNING & SKETCHING
at ACME COMICS
  • Kelly Dale & Brockton McKinney - 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Jeremy Dale & Larkin Ford - 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

*Each of the three sessions is limited to 10 attendees, so please reserve your spot via FacebookTwitter ore-mail in advance! Only those seriously interested, please! Just a few spots left so reach us today!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

NC – Savage Wolverine Signing

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Superstar comic artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman, New X-Men) and new comic writer/ animal advocate Scott Lope at Jake’s Memory Lane Comics on Saturday March 15th at 1:00 pm.

MLC is teaming up with Jimenez, Lope and, of course, the Savage Wolverine to fight Rhino poaching. 100 percent of the proceeds of Savage Wolverine 12 and 13 from our store will be donated to Animal Warriors to help take the fight to the poachers. This is a great family friendly event. We have plenty of copies to get signed by the Marvel Comics creators. The signing starts at 1pm.

In addition to the signing, we’ll have some crazy good specials, including a fifty cent comic sale!

RSVP on Facebook!

Jake’s Memory Lane Comics
5214 Market St. 105, Wilmington, NC 28405

Team Eastman’s 2014 Turtle Tour

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KEVIN EASTMAN, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and longtime publisher of Heavy Metal, kicks off a year of touring across the United States and abroad this weekend with an appearance at Jared’s Epic Party in Dallas, TX! Visit Kevin’s website for full details of all his original art available for sale and regular updates about his schedule. And stay in touch with Kevin on Facebook and Twitter!

Upcoming 2014 appearances and signings …..

February 22 -  Jareds Epic Party – Dallas, TX

March 2   - Sac Con – Sacramento, CA

March 28 and 29 – DLUX Expo – Detroit, MI

April 5 and 6 – Gem City Comic Con – Dayton, OH

April 25 & 26 - Calgary Comic Con, Canada

May 3 - Free Comic Book Day, Jetpack, Rochester, NH

May 9 & 10 - WAP! Comic Con, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

May 31 & June 1 - Indy Pop Con, Indianapolis, IN

June 6 & 7 - Niagara Falls CC, Niagara Falls, Canada

June 21 - Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC

July 12 & 13 - Capitol City Comic Con – Austin, TX

July 24-27 - San Diego Comicon – San Diego, CA

Sept 12 & 13 - Wizard World – Richmond, VA

Sept 26-27 - Alamo City – San Antonio, TX

October – Australia and New Zealand TBA

NC – NOFRIENDS Reunion

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NOFRIENDS family reunion! featuring the one and only Adam WarRock and Tribe One! plus The ThoughtCriminals! Roanoke, Virginia’s Illbotz! and sets by kristybee!, Mikal kHill, Sulfur (Sean Church) and more!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP WELCOME!
$7 in advance / $9 day of show ($2 surcharge for under 21)

RSVP on Facebook!

The World Famous Milestone Club (est.1969)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road (between Karendale & Glenwood) Charlotte, NC 28208
(704)398-0472

Ichibancon 2014 Report!

Two years ago, my knowledge of anime was limited to three facts: (1) it was made in Japan, (2) the characters had weird hair and eyes, and (3) my daughter was obsessed with it. She would emerge from her room after a weekend binge, hair wild, eyes bloodshot–looking like a character herself, actually–and I would think, “What does she see in those shows?”

Then I watched Fullmetal Alchemist, then Death Note, then Black Butler, and I thought, “OK, these are pretty cool.” So cool, in fact, that I took my daughter to Ichibancon 3, my first anime convention, in 2012. We are now back from Ichibancon 5, held January 9-12 in Concord, NC, a suburb of Charlotte. It has grown a lot since our first year–bigger hotel, more dealers, more fans, and three days instead of two. Last year, for instance, there were 2-3 arcade games in the hallway. This year, a room was devoted to Street Fighter, Technika 3, Versus City, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, Guitar Freaks, and about a dozen Playstations and Xbox 360s.

There were also more guests than before. J. Michael Tatum, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Jad Sexton, and Chuck Huber all had Q & A sessions following by autograph signings. I sat in on Bryce’s Saturday Q & A, which had about 100 attendees in a ballroom that seated nearly 400. Respectable, but not great. Afterward, five or six people left, and about 300 streamed in. Soon cosplayers were standing against the walls and out the doors, waiting for the weekend’s headliner, Vic Mignogna.

Vic is the Johnny Depp of anime. I had seen him at previous conventions, and each time I was amazed at how good he was with fans. He talks to them like old friends, lets girls hug him, and signs anything you wave in his face. In his Q & A, he showed the energy and improv skills of a young Robin Williams. Someone asked him–they always ask him–for his advice to aspiring voice actors, and it was this: (1) get as much experience as you can acting, (2) move to one of the best cities for voice actors–Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, or Vancouver–and (3) find a way to feed yourself. (Voice actors don’t exactly make it rain.)

Ichibancon was fun, and I was glad to see it growing. In March, I am headed to Winston-Salem to the Triad Anime Con, which is operated by the same company, Nostalgiaconventions. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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Hero Initiative Announces 20 Convention Stops in 2014

Herb Trimpe
Press Release:

Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!

Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!

Schedule is as follows:

March 7-9
Wizard World Sacramento
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html

March 14-16
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/

March 21-23
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
http://www.MegaConvention.com/

March 28-30
Emerald City Seattle
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

April 4-6
Wizard World St. Louis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html

April 18-20
Awesome Con Washington DC
http://awesomecondc.com/

April 25-27
Reed Chicago C2E2
http://www.c2e2.com/

April 24-27
Calgary Comic Expo
http://calgaryexpo.com/

May 2-4
Wizard World Minneapolis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html

May 17-18
Big Wow San Jose
http://www.bigwowcomicfest.com/

May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

June 5-8
Phoenix Comic Con
http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

June 20-22
Charlotte HeroesCon
http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/

July 23-27
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
http://comic-con.org/cci

August 21-24
Wizard World Chicago
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

September 5-7
Baltimore Comic Con
http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

September 27-28
Long Beach Comic Con
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

October 2-4
Wizard World Austin
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html

October 9-12
Reed New York Comic Con
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

Charlotte Comicon Comics and Toy Show (August 2014)

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Convention Name
Charlotte Comicon Comics and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.charlottecomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/03/2014
About This Convention
2 HUGE Rooms
Hours 10 am – 4 pm

Admission $5
Under 12 Free Admission
Cos-players Free AdmissionThe Best Family Friendly Comic Show on the East Coast

Venue Name and Address
Crowne Plaza Executive Park Hotel
5700 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Charlotte Comicon (April 2014)

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Convention Name
Charlotte Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.charlottecomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/13/2014
About This Convention
Hours 10 am – 4 pm
Admission $5
Under 12 Free Admission
Cos-players Free Admission
The Best Family Friendly Comic Show on the East Coast
Venue Name and Address
CROWNE PLAZA EXECUTIVE PARK HOTEL
5700 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Al Bigley, Andy Smith, Budd Root, James Robert Smith, more !!

Hickory Con (May 2014)

Convention Name
Hickory Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.hickorycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/10/2014
About This Convention
Hickory con will have a number of artist that will be attending.You can get you own sketch from any of these guys!
We will have the 501 Star Wars Brigade, Star Trek Fleet and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera!
We will have Tons of comics, toys, and lots of other collectibles to choose from. we will also have a yugioh card tournament and 3 booster boxes will be given away in prizes $10 entry for tournament.
Admission to the show is $4.00 entry for adults and $2.00 for children 13 and under at the door. a fun filled day for all. Hope to see you there.
Venue Name and Address
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
600
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles

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