NY – Tempests and Slaughter Signing

Author Tamora Pierce appears at Oblong Books to present and sign new novel Tempests and Slaughter on Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 PM.

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram realizes that one day –soon–he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

TAMORA PIERCE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. She first captured the imagination of readers with her debut novel, Alanna: The First Adventure. Since then, her bestselling and award-winning titles have pushed the boundaries of fantasy and young adult novels to introduce readers to a rich world populated by strong, believable heroines. She has been the guest of honor at numerous conventions, and her books have been translated into many languages and are available on audio. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, the Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, and their cats, birds, and occasional rescued wildlife. Visit her at TamoraPierce.com and follow her on Twitter at @TamoraPierce.

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Oblong Books & Music
6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY
(845) 876-0500

NYC – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman talks to On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone about his work and creative process at the Brooklyn Art Museum on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the fantasy novel American Gods and the young adult story Coraline, both of which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards, and the children’s novel The Graveyard Book, which is the only work to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature. Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which have garnered nine Eisner Awards, were described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into art; its first issue was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, earning the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Brooke Gladstone is the host and managing editor of NPR’s On the Media. She was previously a Moscow-based reporter for NPR, its first media reporter, the senior editor of NPR’s All Things Considered, and the senior editor of Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Gladstone is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, and an Overseas Press Club Award. She also is the author of The Influencing Machine, a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker and Publisher’s Weekly and named one of the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction” by The Atlantic.

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Brooklyn Art Museum
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 636-4100

NYC – The Secret Loves of Geeks Signing

Shauna Grant, Vita Ayala, and Priya Huq appear at Anyone Comics on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the worldwide celebration of the release of THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS from Dark Horse Comics!

The follow-up to the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this brand new anthology features comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating. This volume includes creators of diverse genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

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Anyone Comics
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 350-8422

NYC – The Lie & How We Told It Signing

Tommi Parrish appears at Desert Island on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM to launch their brand-new book from Fantagraphics, THE LIE & HOW WE TOLD IT!

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Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

NY – Twisted Romance Signing

Writer and series creator Alex De Campi (No Mercy, Grindhouse) appears at Escape Pod Comics on SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM to sign TWISTED ROMANCE from Image Comics.

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Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

NY – Emma/Headlocked Signing

Former WWE Superstar Emma (aka Tenille Dashwood) will be at Heroes Hideout on Thursday February 1st at 5:30 PM. Also signing will be Mike Kingston, co-creator of the comic HEADLOCKED. Tickets available at the link…

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Heroes Hideout
250 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 256-8372

NYC – Black Creative Team Signing

Kwanza Osajyefo, Jamal Igle, and Tim Smith 3 (Black Mask Studios‘ BLACK) appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM!

Kwanza​ ​Osajyefo: Co-creator and the writer of BLACK – a comic that explores the question: what if only black people had superpowers? Kwanza’s career in sequential-art storytelling spans over a decade, including working as online editor at both Marvel and DC Comics. He began his career as an intern at Marvel Comics and worked his way up to digital editor. After leaving comics for a time, Kwanza returned to launch DC Comics’ first webcomics imprint, Zuda, and created the blueprints for the digital comics initiative. Kwanza prefers to write stories that draw from our human condition, centered around characters with various perspectives and backgrounds.

Tim Smith 3 (A.K.A TS3): Designer and co-creator on Black. Tim has been working in the comic industry for over 15 years. Doing illustration work for Marvel, DC Comics, Archie, and many others to name a few.

Jamal​ ​Igle: Recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment. He’s penciled everything from indie faves to Marvel and DC hits.

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

Saratoga Comic Con (April 2018)

Saratoga Comic Con

Convention Name
Saratoga Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.saratogacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/07/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/08/2018
About This Convention
Saratoga Comic Con, the largest comic con & pop-culture event in the capital region of NY! Welcome all cosplay, guest stars, gaming, anime, Sci-Fi, furries, geeks, comic books, artists, & vendors! Family fun for everyone on April 78, 2018!
Venue Name and Address
Saratoga Springs City Center
239 White Birch Estates
Fort Edward, NY 12828
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Jason Mewes, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Scott Schiaffo, Chad Rook, Tito Santana

NYC – Pestilence Signing

Writer Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Jughead: The Hunger) appears at Comic Book Jones on Wednesday February 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to promote his new Pestilence trade paperback! Don’t miss the story of the first great zombie plague set in 14th century medieval times! Can these ex-crusaders stop what we now know as the Black Death before it erases humanity?! Grit, Gore, and battle! It’s a must read, a can’t miss, and you can get it signed by the author!

This is your chance to get signatures for DC Metal One-Shots, Harley and her Gang of Harley’s issues and most recently from Archie’s Madhouse Jughead: the Hunger!

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

Flame Con 2018 Moves to Times Square Venue

Press Release:

Flame Con, created by the LGBTQ non-profit Geeks OUT, is announcing its fourth annual expo on Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19. After a record year of 6,000 attendees in 2017, Flame Con will be relocating to a new venue at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel to accommodate a larger exhibitor floor, panel rooms, special hotel stay rates and more. Tickets for the con and registration for exhibitors and vendors are now open.

“I am beyond thrilled to be bringing Flame Con back for our fourth year,” said Steve Gianaca, Vice President of Geeks OUT and Flame Con Chair. “Geek culture through a queer lens has always been our premise and, with the continuous support from the LGBTQ community, we are constantly growing. I cannot wait for our attendees to experience the same ethos of fun and inclusion in our new venue.”

SparQ Fund is also returning this year helping make this year’s con more accessible by funding ADA compliant ramps. Last year’s SparQ Fund hosted artists Ethan Parker and Amy Reeder, who supported collaborative art workshops for over 100 attendees, featuring their art throughout the convention floor. Through the SparQ Fund, Flame Con aims to provide the entire LGBTQ community with the opportunity to experience meaningful, provocative art that reflects themselves. The SparQ Fund will be sponsored by Hive Works again this year, joining another returning sponsor, Webtoon who will once again be hosting our annual vendor brunch.

Last year’s con featured over 200 queer-oriented vendors alongside the likes of feature creators Kate Leth (Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat!) Dan Parent (Life with Kevin), Steve Orlando (Supergirl) and more. The con also played host to celebrity special guests Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham) and Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). This year, Flame Con is happy to be welcoming back some of last year’s featured guests such as Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Li’l Depressed Boy).

“Flame Con was hands-down one of the best convention experiences of my life,” said Sina Grace, comics writer and artist. “I begged the gracious and wonderful crew at Geeks OUT to have me back, and I’m beyond thrilled to celebrate comics with the most inclusive and loving bunch of people I’ve ever met.”

In addition to Grace, Flame Con looks forward to hosting the creative talents of Tee Franklin (Bingo Love), illustrator Jen Bartel and more. Featuring hundreds of creators exhibiting queer-positive comics, arts, crafts, clothes and entertainment, Flame Con is open to all ages and will be free for all youth on Sunday, August 19.

Tickets to Flame Con are available through Eventbrite and will feature Daily, Weekend and Weekend VIP passes which includes access to the official 2018 Flame Con party. Tickets can be purchased at www.flamecon.eventbrite.com.

Registration for vendors and exhibitors is also open and can register at www.flamecontables.eventbrite.com.

For more information on Flame Con, please visit www.flamecon.org and for more information on Geeks OUT, please visit www.geeksout.org.

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