Cleveland Comic Book and Nostalgia Festival (March 2018)

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)
03/18/2018
About This Convention
For 37 Years Ohio’s Longest Running Comic Book Show. For True Comic Book Collectors, Readers and Investors. Hourly Prizes. Free Parking, Admission only $4.00, Age 6 & under FREE.
Venue Name and Address
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland Westlake
1100 Crocker Road
Westlake, OH 44145
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

2018 Ohio Comic Book Show Schedule

Buckeye Comic Con (March 2018)

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)
03/04/2018
About This Convention
Comic Book Show for True Comic Book Collectors, Readers and Investors. More Comic Books than any high priced shows. Guest Comic Book Creators. 10 am to 4 pm, Free Parking, Hourly Prizes. Admission only $5.00, age 6 & Under FREE.
Venue Name and Address
Courtyard Marriott Columbus West
2350 Westlbelt Drive
Columbus, OH 49228
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
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

2018 Ohio Comic Book Show Schedule

Ratha Con (May 2018)

Ratha Con logo done by comic artist Sandy Plunkett

Convention Name
Ratha Con; Athens Own Pop Culture Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.therathacon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/12/2018
About This Convention
Our convention covers all of the pop culture fandoms – comics, anime, gaming, horror, sci fi, fantasy, cosplay, are just a few. We have many activities throughout the day – cosplay contests, Quidditch tournament, kids crafts, performances, workshops, discussion panels, and gaming (including RPG, board, and console). Comic creators, artists, and sellers are set up with their wares for purchasing, too.
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
45
Projected Attendance
700
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
John Pyka

Central Ohio Con (November 2017)

Central Ohio

Convention Name
Central Ohio Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.facebook.com/massmediacomics
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/25/2017
About This Convention
This is an invitation to join us for Central Ohio Con this November 25th, 2017 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio from 10-4!

The buildings feature big bay doors and a flat loading surface for EASY setup. The buildings are paid for ready for a great comic/toy show!

Vendor booths will be a low low introductory price of $40 for a 10 x 10 booth and $20 for 8’ artist tables. Booths include one 10 x 10 table, and extra tables can be rented for $10 each.

BEST OF ALL… you pay for your booths/tables the day of the show! No paying early… we want to make our best faith effort in you having a great show. We are 20% sold just one week in!

If you’d like a space (or several), please e-mail us at massmediacomics@gmail.com. And please, SPREAD THE WORD to other dealers and artists! There is strength in numbers!

Thank you, and I hope you can join us. For extra info, please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/massmediacomics

Venue Name and Address
Franklin County Fairgrounds – 4100 Columbia St
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

OH – Denis Leary Signing

Denis Leary appears at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM to present his new book Why We Don’t Suck. Tickets available at the link…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denis Leary is a five-time loser at the Emmy Awards. And the Golden Globes. He hopes to one day also lose an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony. His first literary foray Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was a New York Times bestseller but not nominated for the National Book Award. In his long and storied entertainment career, Leary has also never won The Stanley Cup, The Nobel Peace Prize, or an argument with his wife. He looks forward to playing Kellyanne Conway in the President Trump biopic.

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

OH – Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy Signing

Cartoonist Tom Batiuk (Funky WinkerbeanCrankshaft) appears at Kent State University Bookstore on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 AM to sign Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy.

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Kent State University Bookstore
1075 Risman Dr 124 Student Ctr, Kent, Ohio 44240
(330) 672-2762

OH – Going Into Town Signing

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at Akron-Summit County Public Library on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 PM.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Roz Chast’s cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1 New York Times bestseller “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award. Her other books include “What I Hate: From A to Z,” “Theories of Everything,” and her latest, “Going into Town – A Love Letter To New York.”

There will be a Q&A after the presentation, and a book signing.

Books will be available for purchase.

This is a free event brought to you by the library and the Friends of Main Library.

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Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S High St, Akron, Ohio 44326
(330) 643-9000

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Hosts Events for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2017

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Ohio

Press Release:

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is proud to host the first two days of the third-annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)! This city-wide, four-day festival brings hundreds of cartoonists from across the nation together to celebrate cartoon art at a variety of venues throughout Columbus.

All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

On Thursday, catch presentations by STEVE HAMAKER on computer coloring, DAN GEARINO on research for comics historians, and KEVIN HUIZENGA on depicting time in comics form, as well as a spotlight on our guest DANA SIMPSON.

Friday’s features include presentations by LESLIE STEIN on watercolor, Pulitzer Prize winner SIGNE WILKINSON on editorial cartooning, JAMAICA DYER on creating autobiography, and behind-the-scenes tours every hour on the hour from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting from the Reading Room.

Also on campus Thursday and Friday are SOL-CON, the Black and Brown Comix Expo, and events at the Wexner Center, including film screenings and an interview with CHRIS WARE by our associate curator Caitlin McGurk (free but must reserve tickets in advance beginning September 25).

On Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, join us for a special 40th anniversary celebration at the Billy Ireland!

Explore our current exhibits, enjoy refreshments, and prepare for a few surprises!

Visitors will get to peruse an open-house display of materials selected by the Billy Ireland’s 2017 CXC special guests, and view our special anniversary exhibitions, TALES FROM THE VAULT: 40 YEARS / 40 STORIES and FOUNDING COLLECTIONS: 1977-2017. These dynamic exhibits include some of the most unique moments from our four decades of collecting.

Following the reception, head over to Wexner Center for the Arts to see a special sneak-peek of MY FRIEND DAHMER, the film adaptation of BICLM guest DERF’s critically acclaimed graphic memoir (free but must reserve tickets in advance beginning September 25).

Check here for a full schedule of CXC events!

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Scarlett Byrne Joins Harry Potter Stars at Cincinnati Comic Expo 2017

Press Release:

“Aparecium!” The 2017 Cincinnati Comic Expo will host four members from the Harry Potter film franchise on September 22-24, 2017! The newest guest to be added to the list is Scarlett Byrne. Scarlett is best known for her portrayal as Pansy Parkinson. She is joined by Julian Glover (Aragog), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout). This gathering is very unique for all Potter fans as the Expo is the first US convention appearance for Miriam. Catch them here before they all “Evanesco!”

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

OH – The Realm #1 Signing

Jeremy Haun will be at Laughing Ogre Comics on Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:00 PM for a special stop on his tour to talk and sign issues of the new series! The Realm #1 hits shelves September 13.

Jeremy Haun has worked on Constantine, Batwoman and, over the past decade plus, along with wearing calluses on his fingers doing work for DC, Marvel, Image, and others, he has created and written several projects such as Narcoleptic Sunday, Leading Man, and The Beauty. And this September his, along with writer Seth Peck and colorist Nick Filardi, latest project, The Realm, arrives in stores!

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

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