OH – Moonglow Signing

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Author Michael Chabon presents his new novel MOONGLOW at Joseph-Beth Books on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

In MOONGLOW, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon turns his own family history into fiction as he imagines the murky origins and murkier fate of Chabon Scientific Company, a mail-order novelty business.  This expansive narrative unfolds as an old man’s deathbed confession to his grandson; over the course of his final week, the man leaves a dizzying legacy of half-revealed secrets and shocking revelations as he looks back over a tumultuous century and relives scenes from an impoverished childhood in south Philadelphia, wartime Europe, a prison in upstate New York, and the American space program.

About this author:
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — an epic novel that charts 16 years in the lives of Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier, two Jewish cousins who create a popular series of comic books in the early 1940s, the years leading up to the U.S. entry into World War II. In addition to novels, including the now-classic Wonder Boys, Chabon has also produced short stories, screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.

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Joseph-Beth Cincinnati
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

OH – What a Hoot! Exhibit Opening

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Join The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years. Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

OH – Secret Coders Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign the second volume of SECRET CODERS!

There’s something lurking beneath the surface of Stately Academy – literally. In a secret underground classroom Hopper, Eni, and Josh discover that the campus was once home to the Bee School, an institute where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. Hopper and her friends are eager to follow in this tradition and become top-rate coders. But why are Principal Dean and the rugby team suddenly so interested in their extracurricular activities? From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes the second volume of Secret Coders, “Paths & Portals,” a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

Central Ohio Con (April 2017)

Central Ohio Con

Convention Name
Central Ohio Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.facebook.com/massmediacomics
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/22/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/23/2017
About This Convention
Mass Media Comics will be hosting 3 shows next year at the Rhodes Building, located at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus…
CENTRAL OHIO CON!!!
They will be 2-day events held on April 22 and 23, August 19 and 20, and December 9 and 10. There will be 160 tables available at each event and we are hoping to have 2,000 attendees.
If you are a comics professional, we are looking for guests at our show. Contact us! We will limit our show guests so that each guest receives proper attention from the show staff and fans.
DEALERS AND ARTISTS! Our tables for Dealers will be ONLY $99 for an 8′ table and our tables for artists will be only $65 for a 6′ table. These prices are crazy low for a two-day show. Dealers and Artists will be treated like gold at our shows because we know that great dealers and artists draw great crowds!
BUY TABLES VIA THIS LINK:
https://squareup.com/store/mass-media-comics-llc
…or you can contact us for info or table purchases.
TICKETS for the shows will be available about 120 days before each event or at the door. Attendees can look forward to giveaways, contests, and other fun activities. VIP admissions will be available.
Venue Name and Address
Ohio Expo Center – Rhodes Building
717 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
160
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

Kent State’s Wonder Woman Symposium

September 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio, Top Stories

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Press Release:

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman in 2016, Kent State University and the Cleveland Public Library will partner to celebrate the intersections of public literacy, comics, and feminism in a jointly sponsored symposium. The 2016 Wonder Woman Symposium partners two powerful public institutions in Northeast Ohio, taking up the historical trends that have changed the world of comics, American popular culture, and feminism. Centering on the figure of Wonder Woman and her heirs, this symposium will feature plenary addresses by major creators in the industry and historians of the comics world, and workshops by comics creators on creating graphic narratives and comics. This forum seeks to highlight both regional and national talent. Our celebration of Wonder Woman’s anniversary pays respect to “herstory” while recognizing her perpetual relevance to our present day, and beyond.

This conference is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this conference do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

FULL SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH 44114

6:00-7:30pm

  • Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (via skype), Creative team of Harley Quinn, Starfire, and Harley Quinn and Power Girl
  • Phil Jimenez, Writer/Artist of Wonder Woman and Superwoman, and artist of Astonishing X-Men, New X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man and The Invisibles

Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop, 17462 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

8:00-10:00pm- Artist and Author Book Signing with Phil Jimenez, Cameron Stewart and other comics creators

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH 44114

3:00-4:45pm

  • Joan Ormrod, Co-editor of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and co-editor of Superheroes and Identities
  • Cameron Stewart, Writer/Artist of Batgirl, Motor Crush and artist of Batman and Robin and Fight Club 2

5:00-6:00pm- Trina Robbins,  Author of The Great Women Superheroes, Wonder Woman, and editor of Babes in Arms and The Complete Wimmen’s Comix

6:00-6:45pm- Roundtable Discussion with Presenters

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH 44114

9:00-9:30am- Coffee provided by Rising Star

9:30-10:45am- Genevieve Valentine, Author of Catwoman, Xena: Warrior Princess and the novels The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

11:00am-12:15pm- Carol Tilley, Author of “Seducing the Innocent: Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications That Helped Condemn Comics” and a Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards Judge

12:15-2:00pm- Lunch and Wonder Woman Record Breaking Event (at the Eastman Garden)

2:00-3:15pm- Laura Siegel, Daughter of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman. A former correspondent for CNN, she has won over 100 awards including 13 Emmys and 8 New York Festival Awards

3:30-4:45pm- Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comics Studies and author of Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre and co-editor of What is a Superhero?

5:00-5:45pm- Roundtable Discussion with Presenters

6:00-6:45pm- Meet and Greet with Presenters

OH – King Baby Signing

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Author/Illustrator Kate Beaton appears at Blue Manatee Books on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM!

All hail King Baby! Join us this morning as we welcome author/illustrator, Kate Beaton! Her latest book, King Baby, is a delightfully humorous tale of the joys (and, sometimes, just the opposite!) a new baby brings to life. Kate will be reading King Baby and sharing her amazing drawing skills with all of us. We’re so excited to meet the author of King Baby and The Princess and the Pony! Stop in for a morning filled with joy and laughter!

– A FREE, author event.

– Line Numbers available for signing with purchase of King Baby.

– Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your copy or for more details.

Blue Manatee Books
3054 Madison Road, Oakley Square, Cincinnati, OH 45209
513.731.2665

OH – Cartoon Crossroads Signing

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Laughing Ogre Comics hosts a benefit signing in conjunction with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus on Saturday August 27, 2016!

Jeff Smith will be signing the new Bone: Coda from Noon until 2:00 PM.

Ken Eppstein, Rich Trask, and Steve Hamaker will be signing from Noon until 3:00 PM.

Lauren McCallister, Tom Williams, Dara Naraghi, and Noah Van Sciver will be signing from 3:00 until 6:00 PM. That’s a lot of talent for just one day! An exclusive print and other items will be available to support Cartoon Crossroads Columbus!

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Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 267-6473

OH – The Low-Down on Mo

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Press Release:

The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and the Wexner Center for the Arts are thrilled to host award-winning author and illustrator MO WILLEMS in conversation with HILARY PRICE, the creator behind Rhymes With Orange. Mo will be discussing his life, career, and creative process. Parents, educators, and aspiring children’s book authors won’t want to miss this event!

Mo Willems is a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, and has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. This year, Mo celebrates the 25th and final book in his long-running Elephant and Piggie series, which has twice won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal.

Joining Mo in conversation will be Hilary B. Price, the creator behind the internationally syndicated comic strip Rhymes With Orange. Price has been awarded the “Best Newspaper Panel” four times by the National Cartoonists Society, and her work also appears in Parade Magazine, The Funny Times, People and Glamour.

This free event will be held in Mershon Auditorium. A book signing with Mo and Hilary will take place immediately after the event in the lobby.

Co-presented by Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Parking is available during off-peak hours at the Ohio Union North Garage.

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Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3535

Ratha Con (May 2017)

Ratha Con 2017

Convention Name
Ratha Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.therathacon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/12/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/13/2017
About This Convention
Two day convention that begins with an art opening of Pop Culture themed artwork, films, and more at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St. Athens, Ohio. Then the main convention will be on May 13th at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. Athens, Ohio. The main convention will have everything including special guests, a quidditch tournament, costume contests, comic creators, pop culture artists, performances, sellers and vendors, gaming, kids’ craft activities, panels, discussions, workshops and much, much more…
Venue Name and Address
Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St.
Athens, Ohio 45701
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles

OH – The Sorcerer’s Daughter Signing

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Bestselling author Terry Brooks will sign copies of the new Shannara book, THE SORCERER’S DAUGHTER, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Barnes & Noble! He will also be reading from a forthcoming unpublished book and answering your questions!

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Barnes & Noble
28801 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, Ohio 44122
(216) 765-7520

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