NYC – Best American Comics 2014 Launch Party

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Raina Telgemeier, Lale Westvind, and Miriam Katin appear at the Strand on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Strand Hosts a Panel of Experts Celebrating The Best American Comics 2014! The consistently acclaimed series Best American Comics returns to Strand for a dynamic panel. Examining the best in comics both well-known and up-and-coming, Best American Comics 2014 features the same exciting and eclectic mix, as selected by Bill Kartalopoulos and guest editor Scott McCloud. Join us for a an exclusive launch at Strand, featuring an all-star panel of artists and writers like Lale Westvind, Raina Telgemeier and Miriam Katin. The evening will be moderated by Bill, Best American Comics’ editor, publisher and editor of Rebus Books.

Buy a copy of Best American Comics 2014 or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

NYC – JHU Comic Books Signing

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Neil Kleid, Matt Miner, and Christian DiBari sign at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, October 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm!

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Three fantastic creators will be represented on the shelves and we will have them in the the flesh!

Neil Kleid (Brownsville, The Great Khan) will be here for his Kraven’s Last Hunt prose novel from Marvel Comics, which is an adaptation of the classic Spider-Man story in a new format.

Matt Miner (Liberator, Vertigo Quarterly) will be here for Critical Hit #1, which is his follow-up to the Liberator series with a new spin-off.

Christian Dibari (Ghost Cop, Deadpool) will be here for Cutter #1, a new weekly horror book from Image Comics that will run the month of October!

We’re very happy and proud to have all three excellent creators here on the same day, so come through on October 1st, 2014 and meet these three awesome people for a fun and crazy signing!

*Purchase of Kraven’s Last Hunt (Novel), Critical Hit #1 or Cutter #1 required for participation in signing event.

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

NYC – Hellboy Signs

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Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy and Hellboy, signs his new memoir at the Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm!

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Ron Perlman’s fascinating life and career, from his childhood in Washington Heights to his early years in East Village off-Broadway theater, ultimately led to memorable roles in the cult classic Beauty and the Beast and the gritty television drama Sons of Anarchy, as well as action films like Hellboy. Ron will join us at Strand to sign books and answer YOUR questions! A must-attend evening for graphic novel buffs and fans of the FX network series alike.

Buy a copy of Easy Street (The Hard Way) or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

George Pérez’s Sirens Signing Tour

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Press Release:

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that comics’ legend George Pérez will be embarking on his first nationwide signing tour to promote his new original series, George Pérez’s Sirens. Pérez will be visiting six different comic shops and three conventions in seven states across the country to meet fans and sign copies of his first original comic book series in over a decade. Appearing alongside the luminary creator at several of the events will be the real-life friends and fans who inspired the Sirens themselves.

As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue bi-monthly miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.

“This is gonna be so much fun,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “George has never gone on a signing tour before, so this a really unique opportunity for his fan base. Spanning the course of two full weeks, George will be visiting numerous comic shops and conventions, meeting fans from all over the country, and introducing them to his newest work, Sirens. A huge thanks goes out to all the retailers and convention organizers that made this possible. And of course, the biggest thanks of all goes out to George for agreeing to pack up and travel all over the U.S.!”

George Pérez will appear at the following locations and dates:

September 5-7Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore, Md.

September 17, 6-8pmCollector’s Paradise, Winnetka, Calif.

September 18,  6-8pm, Keith’s Comics, Dallas, Texas

September 19-21Cincinnati Comic Expo, Cincinnati, Ohio

September 22, 6-8pm, Larry’s Comics, Lowell, Mass.

September 25, 11am-1pmThird Eye Comics, Annapolis, Md.

September 27-28Pittsburgh Comicon, Pittsburgh, Pa.

September 30, 5-7pmTate’s Comics, Lauderhill, Fla.

October 1, 4-6pmColiseum of Comics, Sanford, Fla.

George Perez’s Sirens #1 comes out in comic shops on September 17.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s IrredeemableSons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure TimeRegular ShowThe Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse GuardCow BoyGunnerkrigg CourtRust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

NYC – Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Signing

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Tom Neely, Keenan Marshall Keller, Kristina Collantes, Josh Bayer, and Benjamin Marra appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, September 10th from 6:00 – 8:00PM to sign Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever!

Press Release:

Tom Neely and friends will be hitting the east coast for the Small Press Expo and a several dates in support of the new graphic novel Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever.

Collecting the cult hit comics series of the greatest love story ever told, it features twenty short stories about the shared domestic life of punk legends “Henry” and “Glenn” as well as their yacht rocking neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” Mother issues, domestic quarrels, and more punk and metal references than you can shake a pitchfork at.

Here at JHU Comic Books we’ll have Tom Neely, Keenan Marshall Keller, Kristina Collantes, Josh Bayer & Benjamin Marra all here signing while we blast some metal, punk and other stuff featuring some of the musicians you should only expect to hear!

*Purchase of Henry & Glenn: Forever & Ever TP required for participation in signing event.

HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER TP (MR)
MICROCOSM PUBLISHING

(W/A/CA) Tom Neely

The collected graphic novel of the greatest love story ever told features twenty short stories about the domestic life of “Henry” and “Glenn” as well as their neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” Digging beneath Glenn’s bricks in the front yard, Henry uncovers Glenn’s mother, freshly unearthed, moves in with him and Henry. Without giving too much away, Glenn’s mommy issues come to the surface as she critiques his art, replaces his wardrobe, scrubs their dungeon, and recalls his childhood. Henry and Glenn go to therapy together, battle an evil cult in the forest, and profess their love between dealing with repeated jealousy and normal relationship problems. It’s a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time.

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

NYC – Shoplifter/Sugar Skull Signing

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Cartoonists Michael Cho and Charles Burns appear in conversation with Chip Kidd on Monday September 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Purchase copy of Shoplifter or Sugar Skull for entry. Join us!

Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
212-587-5389

NYC – The Rise of Aurora West Signing

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Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope appears at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in conversation with art critic and editor Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm!

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – NYCC Presents: Heroes & Villains

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Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak, and Cory Smith appear on Friday September 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM!

Press Release:

CALLING ALL HEROES!

Do you have what it takes to save the world from mayhem? Prove it when you attend the first installment of New York Comic Con Presents… Heroes! Come dressed to conquer evil and take part in the Heroes Costume Contest for a chance to win tickets to NYCC. Not into the whole tights and cape get up? Bring your pencils and sketch pad and fearlessly draw alongside fellow NYCC Fans in a hero-themed drawing competition, with prizes provided by our special NYCC Comic Guests! You’ll also have a chance to win tickets to NYCC 2014! There will be drink specials for the brave, freebies for the gutsy and an all-around good time for heroes and heroines alike!

More info at the link!

RockBar NYC
185 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 60657
(212) 675-1864

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014

First Stop in “Quest for the Crown” Cosplay Competition Circuit to Play Out at NYCC and Lay Foundation for Search to Find Best Cosplayer on the Planet.

New York – August 25, 2014 – Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the debut of a new Cosplay championship at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The inaugural NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will be the biggest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast and will serve as the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.

Cosplay veterans, former champions and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at the NYCC Eastern Championship Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago in April 2015, the final round in the Quest for the Crown competition. Thousands of NYCC fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via the New York Comic Con live stream to witness the spectacle and pageantry of this fun-filled competition celebrating the best Cosplayers the East Coast has to offer — entries spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy!

“The Crown Championships of Cosplay began in Chicago last year, and we’re excited to now introduce this new leg of our Cosplay tournament here,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.  “We love the evolution and growth of our contests — we’ve seen the best Chicago has to offer, and we look forward to expanding this now to reward the passion, dedication and craftsmanship of Cosplayers around America… and ultimately the planet.”

The Crown Championships of Cosplay debuted at ReedPOP’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo earlier this year, and New York Comic Con represents the kick-off of a larger Quest for the Crown competition that will span multiple events, all leading up to a final again set in ReedPOP’s C2E2.  ReedPOP, with over 15 events around the globe, looks forward to setting up additional stops in the Quest for the Crown from the US to Australia, creating a new, worldwide platform to showcase the Cosplay community.

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Prizes will include:

First Place/Best in Show

  • Two VIP Tickets for C2E2 2015
  • $1,500 Cash
  • Airfare – within the continental US to C2E2 2015
  • Hotel for two nights in Chicago for C2E2 2015
  • Automatic Entry into the final round of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2
  • $100 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.

Second Place

  • Two VIP Tickets for NYCC 2015
  • $1,000 Cash
  • $50 Gift Card for ReedPOP Supply Co.

Third Place

  • Two 4-Day Tickets for NYCC 2015
  • $500 Cash
  • $25 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.

Fans can register here for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, starting today. All submissions must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19.

About ReedPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and South, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013, ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Asia/Pacific. (www.reedpop.com)

NYC – We’re All Mad Here Signing

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Bestselling authors Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters), Lev Grossman (The Magician’s Land), and Jeff VanderMeer (Acceptance) talk the weird, the fantastical, and the magical, followed by a Q&A and signing at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Monday, September 22nd from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Presented by WORD.

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

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