NY – Jack Kirby Day 2015

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Press Release:

A Birthday Party for the King of Comics, Jack Kirby, will be held at Shmaltz Brewery on Friday, August 28th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Sponsored by Shmaltz Brewery, Excellent Adventures Comics, and Comic Depot, the event will feature Shmaltz’s “King Kirby Ale,” honoring Jack Kirby’s vast legacy in comics.

“King Kirby Ale” is a special bottling of Shmaltz’s Slingshot Lager, featuring Jack Kirby himself on the label in art by comics stalwarts Lee Moder and Paul Harding. Limited Edition cases will be on sale at Shmaltz the night of the event, with a percentage of proceeds going to the comic-oriented charity Hero Initiative.

The Kirby Birthday Party features an impressive list of comic creators, who will be on hand to sign and sketch. Guests include Steve Niles, Andy Lanning, Ron Marz, Lee Moder, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna, Steve Orlando, and many more.

The ticket cost of $20 include five samples of Shmaltz beers, a complimentary glass, a piece of Kirby birthday cake, and a chance at door prizes. There will also be a silent auction of special comic items donated by creators. Ticket and auction proceeds benefit comic charities Hero Initiative and Kirby4Heroes. Tickets are available for sale online now…

Tickets will also be available at the door, the night of the event.

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Shmaltz Brewery
6 Fairchild Square Clifton Park, NY 12065

NYC – The Bozz Chronicles Release Party

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Press Release:

JHU Comic Books is proud to present a special signing event with David Michelinie, to celebrate the release of The Bozz Chronicles in an all-new graphic novel collection!

Michelinie has written more than 600 comic book stories (IRON MAN, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, AVENGERS. etc.) in which he created or co-created several characters. Venom, James “Rhodey” Rhodes (War Machine), Scott Lang (Ant-Man II) are just some of the characters that he birthed that have been featured in major motion pictures and loved by fans the world over!

His comic book efforts have spanned genres from westerns to war to horror to super hero. In addition to comics work, David has published two novels, has had short stories published in anthologies (WEREWOLVES: DARK MOON RISING) and periodicals (Spider-Man Magazine), and has written scripts for the Nicktoons animated series, “Iron Man Armored Adventures.”

His comic book biography of Mother Teresa won the Catholic Book Award for Best Children’s Book, and his work on the acclaimed Iron Man “Demon In A Bottle” saga was awarded a Certificate Of Merit from a prestigious anti-alcoholism foundation. He’s still waiting to win an Oscar.

With The Bozz Chronicles, we see one of Michelinie’s original works, with Bret Blevins, getting the 5 star treatment with a beautiful collection that includes tons of added bells and whistles to give you the biggest possible bang for your $19.95!

So, come, and take part in something awesome! Meet David Michelinie, get your books signed and enjoy a great book that hasn’t been in fan’s hands for years!

***Purchase of The Bozz Chronicles Trade Paperback required to participate in signing event. PLEASE purchase the book at JHU Comic Books before getting in line for the signing, and hold on to your receipt as we will be checking it at the signing table.

BOZZ CHRONICLES TP
DOVER PUBLICATIONS
(W) David Michelinie (A/CA) Bret Blevins

Writer David Michelinie (Iron Man, Amazing Spider-Man) and Bret Blevins (The New Mutants) deliver the first trade paperback collection of their six-part comic cult favorite, in which a suicidal alien and a plucky prostitute form a detective agency that accepts cases rejected by Scotland Yard. A Victorian setting evokes the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, spiced up with supernatural sleuthing in the manner of Doctor Who and The X-Files, with a touch of steampunk style. This collection includes a new foreword and bonus pin-up by Brandon Graham.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NY – Kunal Nayyar Signing

Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar signs at Book Revue on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 7:00 pm!

Star of the #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory and author Kunal Nayyar will speak about and sign his new memoir, Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You.

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS’s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.

Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory—the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist—ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends.

Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father who taught him the most important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. Kunal also walks us through his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6’8” gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university’s housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled “My Big Fat Indian Wedding.”)

Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

NYC – Alyssa Milano Signing

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Press Release:

Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes actress and writer Alyssa Milano for a signing of her new book, Hacktivist, on Saturday, September 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM!

Widely known for her roles on Who’s The Boss, Melrose Place, and Charmed, Alyssa Milano will be signing Hacktivist #1-#2, as well as the Hacktivist Vol 1 Graphic Novel! Please note that no other merchandise will be permitted to get signed.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Alyssa Milano is a successful actress, producer, entrepreneur, and activist, so we weren’t really surprised when she also brought us an amazing comic book idea. Alyssa’s love of activism and the world of emerging
technology only added to our love of the project.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: A story about friendship and freedom in a time of war, stunningly illustrated by fan-favorite artist Marcus To (Cyborg 009, New Warriors, Red Robin) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Cyborg 009, Ms. Marvel).

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the young, brilliant cofounders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other. But they are also ‘sve_Urs3lf,’ the largest black-hat hacking group on the planet. When their operation is discovered by the U.S. Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.

Purchase required, limit of two items per person.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

Twin Tiers Comic-Con (August 2015)

Twin Tiers Comic-Con 2015

Convention Name
Twin Tiers Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.twintierscomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/15/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/16/2015
About This Convention
The second annual Twin Tiers Comic-Con returns to the First Arena in Elmira, NY on August 15th and 16th, 2015! Presented by Page One Entertainment and WYDC-TV Big Fox!Dates & Times:
August 15th: 11:00am – 7:00pm
August 16th: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Tickets are ON SALE NOW at the First Arena box office or at www.twintierscomiccon.com
Various ticket packages are available, starting as low as $12!
KIDS 12 AND UNDER GET IN FREE WITH A PAID ADULT!
VIP Packages are also Available!

Featured Celebrity Guests
VERNE TROYER*
Best known for his role as “Mini-Me” in the mega-hit comedies “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember”. Mr. Troyer also has ties to the Harry Potter movies as he played “Griphook the Goblin” in HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE.

WALTER JONES*
Internationally known for playing Zack Taylor, The Black Ranger, from the children’s action-adventure phenomenon, “The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”. Mr. Jones has also had roles in “The Shield”, “CSI”, “Moesha”, as well as several motion pictures.

DAVID YOST*
Most notably known for his role as Billy Cranston, The Blue Ranger, on the international television series “The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”. Mr. Yost completed over 200 episodes and also starred in the feature film “Power Rangers: The Movie”.

LLOYD KAUFMAN
Mr. Kaufman is a writer and director, as well as the co-founder of Troma Entertainment, a 40-year-old independent film company responsible for such cult classics as “The Toxic Avenger” and “Class of Nuke ‘Em High”.

Featured Comic Book/Art/Literature Guests**
DAVID ACKERMAN
DAVID ALMOND
NICOLE BAISLEY
KIRA BANKS
PENELOPE BARBALIOS
DENNIS CALERO
DIANA CARVER
LAURA CHARLES
ANDREW CIESLINSKI
JOEL COLETTA
TL COLLINS
CRYSTAL COLUMBINE
MAEGAN COOK
ERIC DOWNEY
TOD EMKO
MIKE GARLAND
SCOTT GARLAND
JERRY “THEFRANCHIZE” GAYLORD
PENELOPE “PENG-PENG” GAYLORD
GENTILE CREATIONS
JON HAEFFNER
JOSEPHINE HINES
MIDORI HIRTZEL-CHURCH
JOE HOLLEY
SARA HOPKINS
FILOMENA JACK
DOUG LAURA
MADISON LOPRESTO
RICHARD MAURIZIO
MARK MCCRACKEN
MANDY MCMAHON
MASON MCMAHON
WILLIAM MERIWETHER
JACOB MORGAN
GEOFF MUNN
JAMES O’BARR
SAL OTERO
IELLE PALMER
MEGAN J. PARKER
RACHEL PERCIPHONE
TOM PEYER
MIKE RAICHT
RODNEY RAMOS
DAN ROYLE
JOEY SCHICHTEL
DANIEL SOPP
NATHAN SQUIRES
EMILY SWAN
AMBER TALADA
ROBERT TALADA
AARON VOELKER
KEN WHEATON
JUSTIN WILCOX
EDWARD YANCEY
ETHAN YOUNG

Special Guest Vendors and Retailers
ARMBURSTER ARMORIES
CASTLE ASSAULT from Momentum Volsk
CLOUD CITY COMICS
DIVINE AUTHORITY COMICS
ETERNALLY THIRSTY
FANDOM PHOTO
GRUBBY’S GAMES
GENTILE CREATIONS
HILLTOP CUSTOM COSPLAY
JURASSIC PARTY
KABRIC’S FABRIC PRINTING & EMBROIDERY
ANDREW KRUPA’S COMIC COLLECTION
LARGER THAN LIFE TOYS & COMICS
PULP NOUVEAU COMIX
SOUND GO ROUND
STEEL CITY TIME MACHINE
TROMA ENTERTAINMENT

Special Cosplay Guests***
11th HOUR COSPLAY
KITSUNE KID
JEFF MAGNUSSEN
THE 501st LEGION (Star Wars)
THE REBEL LEGION (Star Wars)
THE ROCHESTER GHOSTBUSTERS
USS SIRIUS (Star Trek)

Special Attractions & Famous Vehicle Replicas***
DELOREAN TIME MACHINE from Back to the Future
JURASSIC PARK JEEP
DOCTOR WHO TARDIS
1967 CHEVROLET IMPALA FROM SUPERNATURAL
COSPLAY PHOTO AREA w/11th HOUR COSPLAY
VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENTS AND LAN GAMING from RAINY TOAD GAMING
T2C2 KIDS ZONE! Provided by Trinity of Chemung County
ADULT (12+) COSTUME CONTEST sponsored by THE PALACE THEATRE!
KIDS (11 & under) COSTUME CONTEST sponsored by AIRCO PARTY CENTRAL!
LIVE T-SHIRT PRINTING FROM KABRIC’S
3D GAMING EXHIBIT
CASTLE ASSAULT GAMING DEMO from Momentum Volsk
EXTRA LIFE- from The Children’s Miracle Network

Featured Groups, Nonprofits, and Special Guests
BLOG OF OA
O73 FILMS
DOLLS OF DESTRUCTION
SYRACUSE NERD
TRINITY OF CHEMUNG COUNTY
CHEMUNG COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM OF CHEMUNG AND SCHUYLER COUNTIES (EOP)

* Autographs and Photo Opportunities from some celebrity guests require an extra charge. These prices are set by the guests and their agents, not by T2C2 or its organizers.
** Autographs and Photo Opportunities from artist and comic guests are generally free. If you are unsure, just ask the guest!
*** Some photo ops for Famous Vehicles or Cosplay guests may require an extra charge. If you are unsure, just ask them!

What is Twin Tiers Comic-Con? Well…It’s:
• Tons of fantastic artwork for viewing and purchasing
• Celebrity autographs and photo ops*
• Video game tournaments
• Tabletop gaming
• Live gaming demos
• Costume Contests
• Up to 10 different Q&A Sessions featuring personal interviews with local talent, industry professionals, AND celebrity guests
• Replica vehicles from famous movies and TV shows
• Cosplay Photo Opportunities
• Special arts & crafts Kid Zone for the little ones
• And MORE!

Venue Name and Address
155 N Main St
Elmira, NY 14901
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
James O’Barr, Dennis Calero, Rodney Ramos, Tom Peyer, Ken Wheaton, Mike Garland, Mike Raicht, Verne Troyer, Walter Jones, David Yost, Lloyd Kaufman, Kitsune Kid, Jerry Gaylord, Penelope Gaylord, Ethan Young, Richard Maurizio, Tod Emko, Jon Haeffner, T.L. Collins

Twin Tiers Comic-Con

NYC – Kunal Nayyar Signing

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar, star of The Big Bang Theory, appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday September 17, 2015 at 7:00 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 – Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods Launch Party

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Writer Hal Johnson appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 PM for the release of his new book, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods! Come support his brand new book with an exclusive launch party event at Midtown Comics!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

Valiant Announces New Series of Dates for Their 25th Anniversary Convention Tour

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Press Release:

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:
StocktonCon

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

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
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

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:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon
Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

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 more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

Chase Con Expo (October 2015)

Chase Con Expo

Convention Name
Chase Con Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.chasecon.org/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/24/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/25/2015
About This Convention
ChaseCon Expo Welcomes Cosplay, Guest Stars, Gaming, Anime, Sci-Fi, Furries, Geeks, Comic Books, Artists, & Vendors! Fun for everyone at this POP CULTURE EVENT on 10.24-25.15!
Venue Name and Address
Saratoga City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12828
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
4,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Brian Byers, Robbie Rist, Adam Carl, Eiden Hanzei, Joe D’ Onofrio, Leif Tilden, James Murray, Paul Abrams, Michael Oppenheimer, Kevin Conrad, Richard Bonk, Bill Anderson, Jay Mooers, Dan Nakrosis, John Hebert, Paul Castiglia, Kathrince Zan, Coach Moses, Undiesofwondy, Tico Flores Kyle, Brandon The Shapeshifter, Supsernatural’s 1967 Chevey Impala, Tardis from DR. Who

NYC – Treadwater Signing

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Press Release:

Chad Coleman’s new graphic novel TREADWATER releases this week and Forbidden Planet NYC is proud to announce that the star of AMC’s The Walking Dead and and HBO’s The Wire will be here signing copies of the book from 10am-6pm on Saturday July 25th!!!

In addition to your copy of the book*, Chad will also sign any one collectible you want to bring with you, so break out those Tyreese action figures, your Walking Dead poster, a rubber hammer, boxing gloves, that “Cutty’s Gym” tee you screen printed, whatever ya got.

Chad-ColemanTreadwater is a new SF series published created by Morgan Rosenblum and published by Darkrose Studios. Here’s the skinny on it:

In the wake of a global economic meltdown, chaos erupts and the world’s safety is jeopardized by a new wave of crime and terror. A privately funded team of high tech special operatives is assembled, known as TREADWATER, the only force standing between hope and anarchy. As Germany forms it’s aggressive Stance behind a true military German patriot, General Kirklau, it becomes more than evident that the balance of global powers is all but obsolete. Governments and world-wide organizations have their hands tied as one wrong move by any of them could launch an all-out world war. Treadwater is the only organization taking a proactive stance to keep the world afloat, while others helplessly do just that – tread water.

While Chad is super duper awesome and will be sticking around for quite some time on Saturday to accommodate as many fans that come down to our gig, quantities of the book are limited and you’re encouraged to pre-order in advance. Pre-orders may be purchased in-store starting Monday the 20th; your receipt will be accompanied by a ticket to our event.

There will be a very limited number of copies available via mail order, but this allotment is expected to dry up fast and this option will be deactivated when we’re out, so get on it if you’d like a signed copy.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

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