Midtown Comics Hosts Special Edition: NYC Kick-Off Event

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Press Release:

Midtown Comics is proud to host a Cosplay kickoff event for Special Edition: NYC tickets this Wednesday, May 28th at our Midtown Comics Times Square Location! Read on for more details below:

  • Our Special Edition: NYC Event will take place Wednesday, May 28th.
  • 11:30 to 2:00PM outside the Midtown Comics Times Square store
  • There will be a raffle for a pair of NYCC 4 Day tickets and a pair of VIP Special Edition tickets. Every person that is present will be entered.
  • Cosplay Contest for 2 VIP tickets to Special Edition: NYC
  • Giveaways – comics, NYCC merch, SENYC Posters!
  • Raindate: Thursday, May 29th.

We hope you can make it out to this fun event. Cosplayers, come dressed as your favorite superhero for even more prizes and photo opportunities!

special-edition-nycSpecial Edition: NYC:

Special Edition: NYC is presented by ReedPop, the folks behind New York Comic Con! Special Edition is a pure celebration of comic book culture created specifically for die-hard comic book fans, creators and publishers! It’s a smaller, comics-only convention that will take place at the Javits Center in NYC on Saturday June 15, and Sunday June 16. Tickets are available at Midtown Comics right now, in-store only at our three NYC locations.  Tickets are available for single days only, Saturday and Sunday, $30.00 each, $5.00 for kids 6-12.

NYC – Seth Kushner Benefit Signing

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Dean Haspiel, Christa Cassano, Josh Neufeld and Hang Dai Studios appear at JHU Comic Books on  Wednesday, May 28th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Press Release:

Our great friends over at Hang Dai Studios will be joining us for a fantastic signing event with Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds).

Along with celebrating Dean Haspiel’s art in FF #5, which hits the same day, it is also World Blood Cancer Day. Seth Kushner (SCHMUCK, Leaping Tall Buildings), a great comic writer, photographer and artist, and friend of Dean and us at JHU, has been diagnosed with Leukemia. As he awaits a marrow donor, we thought it would be a perfect time to host a bone marrow drive.

Delete Blood Cancer is going to be here, swabbing and informing folks on how being a donor works. (More on that below!) Even if we don’t find a match for Seth at our event, there are millions of others that could use your help and you as their match!

Come out, get some comics, meet some great people and help out in the name of one of our great, talented friends!
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
We want to make sure that helping a patient get healthy won’t impact your health. Please review the following list of conditions. If you’re not sure about a condition, feel free to call us: 212-209-6700.

You are eligible to register if you are:
between the ages of 18 and 55
in general good health
at least 4’10” and 110 lbs
below the max weight listed for your height on the chart at the link…

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You are not eligible if you have:
HIV
Hepatitis B or C
Kidney or liver disease
Chronic or severe neck or back problems
Epileptic or other seizure within past year
Diabetes that requires medication
Sleep apnea, breathing problems or severe asthma (daily inhalers are acceptable)
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia

Or a history of:
heart disease/surgery
strokes, including TIA
blood clotting or bleeding disorders
cancer, with the exclusion of melanoma, breast, bladder, cervical (stage O, in situ) and cured localized skin cancers such as basal cell or squamous cell

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

NYC – Scam Signing

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Joe Mulvey, Amy Chu, Ben McCool, Rich Douek, and Deron Bennett sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 28th at 6:00 pm!

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

NYC – Hi Koo Launch Party

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Caldecott Honor author/artist JON J. MUTH appears at Books of Wonder on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to share his latest masterpiece Hi, Koo!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NYC – Burn the Orphanage Signing

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Sina Grace (Not My Bag) appears at Carmine Street Comics to sign BURN THE ORPHANAGE: REIGN OF TERROR on Wednesday May 21st at 5:00 pm!

Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
(646) 656-1022

NYC – Chapter Book Fun Signing

    

BEN HATKE (The Return of Zita the Space Girl), CHARISE MERICLE HARPER (Alien Encounter), TOMMY GREENWALD (Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation), and MARTHE JOCELYN (What We Hide) appear at Books of Wonder on Saturday, May 24th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NYC – City of Heavenly Fire Launch Party

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Press Release:

While the rest of the world may have to wait till Tuesday, May 27th to get their hands on the City of Heavenly Fire, the 6th and final book in CASSANDRA CLARE’s mega-bestselling The Mortal Instruments series, you can purchase it the night before and hear CASSANDRA CLARE and other best-selling authors discuss the books by attending the YA Lit at 92Y exclusive launch event. Be on hand at 10pm, as CASSANDRA CLARE is joined by Newbery Honor author HOLLY BLACK, NY Times bestselling author MAUREEN JOHNSON, and award-wining author KELLY LINK to discuss and celebrate this incredible series and its climactic finale!

Books of Wonder is thrilled that we will be on-hand as the official bookseller for this event, providing readers with copies of all these great authors’ wonderful titles — including City of Heavenly Fire! the night before it goes on sale anywhere else! — and the chance to get all the books signed by their authors! As always, if you cannot make it to this exclusive book launch and 92Y, signed copies of all the books featured at this event will be available in-store at Books of Wonder and on BooksofWonder.com.

RSVP on Facebook!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NY – By Chance or Providence Signing

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Becky Cloonan appears at Cloud City Comics on Friday May 9th from 5:00 till 7:00 pm for a Q&A with moderator Jeff Watkins and to sign her new collections By Chance or Providence and The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!

Cloud City Comics – Shoppingtown Mall
Syracuse, New York 13214
(315) 449-0003

NYC – Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling

dcgCarl Potts and Phil Jimenez appear at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday May 1, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm!

“These days, the potential comic audience has a nearly limitless array of diversions that vie for its attention and dollars, including movies, TV, video games, and the Internet. To grab the attention of a large audience today, whether in print or digital formats, comics creators need to have the skills to tell great stories in interesting, clear, and compelling ways.”
- Carl Potts, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics- Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling.

Join Carl Potts and Phil Jimenez for a special presentation and signing of his book The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. Carl will begin the evening with a presentation on the basic principles and techniques of sequential visual storytelling. This will be followed by a conversation with Phil Jimenez on his approach on the three page Batman sequence in the book along with additional thoughts on the night’s topic.

Followed by a Q & A.

Tickets
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Students/Seniors
purchase tickets here

About the Author
Carl Potts is a creative director, an editor, an artist, and a writer with years of experience in the comics industry. During his time at Marvel Comics, he discovered and mentored many top comics talents, including Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, and Mike Mignola. Currently, Potts consults for a variety of publishing, interactive, and entertainment companies, including HarperCollins, Ogilvy & Mather, and the Learning Company. In addition, he’s given seminars on visual storytelling techniques at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons, New York University, LucasArts, Academy of Art University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

About the Artist
Phil Jimenez is an American comic book artist and writer, known for his work as writer/artist on Wonder Woman from 2000 to 2003. From 2005 to 2006 he worked as a penciler on the miniseries Infinite Crisis, and he is also known for his collaborations with writer Grant Morrison on New X-Men and The Invisibles. In 2007, Jimenez signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics, creating work for the Savage Wolverine series, Captain America Corps, The Amazing Spider-Man, and more. Recently it was announced that he will be the regular artist for Adventure Comics.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Steve Becker, and Evan Dorkin appear at Comic Book Jones on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

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

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