OH – Asian Americans and Comics

geneYang350Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Wexner Center for the Arts for a free lecture on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM!

Press Release:

Asian Americans represent one of the largest demographics working in today’s US comic book world. How did they come to be so involved in this medium, and what does their work as writers, artists, editors, and publishers mean for the industry? At this free lecture, award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will explore these issues by discussing prominent Asian American cartoonists, the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics, commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art, and how being an Asian American has shaped his own work in comics.

The creator of American Born Chinese (2006), Boxers and Saints (2013), Secret Coders (2015), Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, and DC’s Superman among many other acclaimed comics, Yang was recently appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. Teens interested in comics are invited to register for a free workshop with Yang; space is limited, so register now at the link. A book signing will follow the event.

Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Good Grief!: Children and Comics (opening June 10) and the Children’s Literature Association’s national conference (at Ohio State June 9–11; visit childlitassn.org/2016 for details).

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

OH – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational”; (Forbes.com), memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows including, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Supernatural and Eureka. However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world. She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award–winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.

Felicia is the co-founder of the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has more than 2.4 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (June 2016)

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Convention Name
Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Convention Website Address
http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/05/2016
About This Convention
The Con is on! The 7th annual Lake Effect Comic Book Convention will be held Sunday June 5th 2016 at the Holiday Inn CLEVELAND NORTHEAST – MENTOR.

Show will open at 10:00 AM and will close at 5:00 PM

Admission will be $5 for adults, children under 13 are admitted free. Free parking is provided.
•Costume Contest
•Hourly Door Prizes
•Movie Screenings
•Discussion Panels

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn CLEVELAND NORTHEAST
MENTOR 7701 Reynolds Road SR 306,
Mentor, OH 44060
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
AubreyKCosplay, Chris Lambert, Craig Boldman, Craig Tucker, David Russell, David Kemp, Frank James Bailey, Gary Dumm, Jason Christner, Jason Liccardi, Jeremy Freeman, LadyDevann, Mike Gustovich, Mike Neno, Nate Dray, Ted Sikora, Teddy Hanes

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OH – Walking Dead #150 Signing

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Tony Moore, artist and co-creator of The Walking Dead, appears at Laughing Ogre Comics on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign the 150th issue of Walking Dead! Moore has also worked on creator-owned titles including Fear Agent, Battle Pope, Brit, and The Exterminators as well as drawing runs on Ghost Rider, Punisher, Deadpool, and Venom for Marvel Comics.

As part of his Midwest Tour, Tony will have a variety of merchandise and art prints, including a signed and numbered limited edition silkscreen tour poster (only 10 available per shop!), Walking Dead #150 cover prints, and a raffle to win a super-rare painted Sketch Variant Walking Dead #1 Artist Proof Edition (only 1 per shop!). Tony will also be sketching, signing books, kissing hands, and shaking babies.

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

OH – The Walking Dead #150 Signing

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Tony Moore, artist and co-creator of The Walking Dead, appears at Up Up & Away Comics on Wednesday January 13, 2016 to sign the 150th issue of Walking Dead! Moore has also worked on creator-owned titles including Fear Agent, Battle Pope, Brit, and The Exterminators as well as drawing runs on Ghost Rider, Punisher, Deadpool, and Venom for Marvel Comics.

As part of his Midwest Tour, Tony will have a variety of merchandise and art prints, including a signed and numbered limited edition silkscreen tour poster (only 10 available per shop!), Walking Dead #150 cover prints, and a raffle to win a super-rare painted Sketch Variant Walking Dead #1 Artist Proof Edition (only 1 per shop!). Tony will also be sketching, signing books, kissing hands, and shaking babies.

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Up Up & Away Comics
5885 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
513-936-6300

OH – Hero Hourly #1 Signing

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James Patrick, writer of Batman, Harley Quinn, Green Arrow, Star Trek, Angel, will be signing copies of Hero Hourly #1 at Asylum Comics on Wednesday November 18, 2015 from 3:30 till 6:00 PM!

Asylum Comics
266 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 373-9710

OH – Kabuki Creator Signs

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Comic creator David Mack (KABUKI, DAREDEVIL, ALIAS, FIGHT CLUB 2) appears at Laughing Ogre Comics on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for a signing!

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

OH – Zen: Hard Bounty #1 Signing

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Sean Forney appears at World’s Greatest Comics in Westerville, Ohio for a signing of ZEN: HARD BOUNTY #1 on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 4:00 till 7:00 PM. Forney will be doing sketches and have comics, prints, and original art for sale.

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World’s Greatest Comics
5992 Westerville Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 891-3000

Buckeye Comic Con (November 2016)

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Buckeye Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/20/2016
About This Convention
Comic Book Show for True Collectors, Readers and Investors.
Local and Regional Comic Creators will be in attendance.
Dealers Selling, buying and trading comic books and related material.
Hourly Prizes.
Free Parking
Admission $4.00, age 6 & under FREE!
Affordable, Quality Comic Event.
Venue Name and Address
Courtyard Marriott Columbus West
2350 Westbelt Dr.
Columbus, OH 49228
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
47
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

Cleveland Comic Book and Nostalgia Festival (October 2016)

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic Book, & Nostalgia Festival
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/16/2016
About This Convention
Cleveland’s Original Comic Book Show for over 35 Years!
Affordable, Quality Event featuring Dealers selling, buying and trading Comic Books, Sci-fi, horror, western and regional collectibles.
Hourly Prizes!
Free Parking!
Admission $4.00, age 6 & under FREE!
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall
22001 Brookpark Rd.
Fairview Park, OH 44126
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

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