OH – TEDxCLE Event

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Writer Brian Michael Bendis appears at The Cleveland Museum of Art to as part of  TEDxCLE on Friday, April 4, 2014!

Tickets On-sale: Mon., March 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Gartner Museum: $43
Simulcast Rooms: $33

Purchase Tickets:
Online: www.TEDxCLE.com/tickets SOLD OUT
Phone: 888-CMA-0033

Biography

Brian Michael Bendis is an American comic book writer and former artist. He has won critical acclaim, including five Eisner Awards for both his creator-owned work and his work on various Marvel Comics books.

Starting out with crime and noir comics, Bendis eventually moved to mainstream superhero work. With Bill Jemas and Mark Millar, Bendis was the primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, launching Ultimate Spider-Man in 2000, on which he continues as writer to the present day. He relaunched the Avengers franchise with New Avengers in 2004, and has also written the Marvel “event” storylines “House of M”, “Secret War”, 2008′s “Secret Invasion” and 2010′s “Siege”.

Though Bendis has cited comic book writers such as Frank Miller and Alan Moore, his own writing influences are less rooted in comics, drawing on the work of David Mamet, Richard Price, and Aaron Sorkin, whose dialogue Bendis feels are “the best in any medium.”

In addition to writing comics, he has also worked in television, video games and film, and taught writing at Portland State University. He will begin teaching at University of Oregon starting in Fall 2013, and his book Words for Pictures will be out in Spring 2014 from Random House.

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Team Eastman’s 2014 Turtle Tour

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KEVIN EASTMAN, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and longtime publisher of Heavy Metal, kicks off a year of touring across the United States and abroad this weekend with an appearance at Jared’s Epic Party in Dallas, TX! Visit Kevin’s website for full details of all his original art available for sale and regular updates about his schedule. And stay in touch with Kevin on Facebook and Twitter!

Upcoming 2014 appearances and signings …..

February 22 -  Jareds Epic Party – Dallas, TX

March 2   - Sac Con – Sacramento, CA

March 28 and 29 – DLUX Expo – Detroit, MI

April 5 and 6 – Gem City Comic Con – Dayton, OH

April 25 & 26 - Calgary Comic Con, Canada

May 3 - Free Comic Book Day, Jetpack, Rochester, NH

May 9 & 10 - WAP! Comic Con, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

May 31 & June 1 - Indy Pop Con, Indianapolis, IN

June 6 & 7 - Niagara Falls CC, Niagara Falls, Canada

June 21 - Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC

July 12 & 13 - Capitol City Comic Con – Austin, TX

July 24-27 - San Diego Comicon – San Diego, CA

Sept 12 & 13 - Wizard World – Richmond, VA

Sept 26-27 - Alamo City – San Antonio, TX

October – Australia and New Zealand TBA

Hero Initiative Announces 20 Convention Stops in 2014

Herb Trimpe
Press Release:

Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!

Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!

Schedule is as follows:

March 7-9
Wizard World Sacramento
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html

March 14-16
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/

March 21-23
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
http://www.MegaConvention.com/

March 28-30
Emerald City Seattle
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

April 4-6
Wizard World St. Louis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html

April 18-20
Awesome Con Washington DC
http://awesomecondc.com/

April 25-27
Reed Chicago C2E2
http://www.c2e2.com/

April 24-27
Calgary Comic Expo
http://calgaryexpo.com/

May 2-4
Wizard World Minneapolis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html

May 17-18
Big Wow San Jose
http://www.bigwowcomicfest.com/

May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

June 5-8
Phoenix Comic Con
http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

June 20-22
Charlotte HeroesCon
http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/

July 23-27
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
http://comic-con.org/cci

August 21-24
Wizard World Chicago
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

September 5-7
Baltimore Comic Con
http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

September 27-28
Long Beach Comic Con
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

October 2-4
Wizard World Austin
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html

October 9-12
Reed New York Comic Con
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

OH – Skyward Signing

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Jeremy Dale and Darryl Banks sign at Bill’s Books on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Bill’s Books and More
2215 6th Street SW, Canton, OH 44706
(330) 453-3996

OH – Sin Titulo Signing

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Artist Cameron Stewart appears at Laughing Ogre Comics on Monday November 14th on his Sin Titulo Tour! Cameron has worked on Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Seaguy, BPRD, Invisibles, and Assassins Creed to name just a few!

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

OH – Battling Boy Signing

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Comic creator Paul Pope appears at Laughing Ogre Comics on Saturday November 16, 2013 to celebrate the relase of his long-awaited graphic novel, Battling Boy!

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

Buckeye Comic Con (November 2014)

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Buckeye Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/23/2014
About This Convention
Comics, Toys, Sci-Fi. Admission $4.00, Age 6 and under Free, Free Parking, Hourly Door Prizes
Venue Name and Address
Fort Rapids Indoor Watepark and Conference Center
4560 Hilton Corporate Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43232
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
47
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival (October 2014)

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Festival
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/19/2014
About This Convention
Comics, Cards, Horror, Sci-Fi, Western and general Nostalgia event. Admission $4.00, Age 6 & under FREE, FREE Parking.
Venue Name and Address
American Legion Hall
22001 Brookpark Rd
Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Buckeye Comic Con (August 2014)

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Buckeye Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/03/2014
About This Convention
Comics, Toys, Sci-Fi, Admission $4.00, age 6 & under FREE, FREE Parking, Hourly Door Prizes.
Venue Name and Address
Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark and Conference Center
4560 Hilton Corporate Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43232
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
47
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Akron-Canton Comic Con (June 2014)

Jeff Harper Productions

Convention Name
Akron-Canton Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/29/2014
About This Convention
Comics, Books, Toys, Non-Sport Cards, Guest Artists, Door Prizes, FREE PARKING!, Admission only $5.00, Age 6 & under Free.
Venue Name and Address
Chapparell’s Community Center
2418 Arlington Rd. (1 Mile North of I-77 & Exit 120)
Akron, Ohio 44319
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
56
Projected Attendance
450
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

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