NYC – Headlocked Signing

Michael Kingston signs at Anyone Comics on Saturday August 19th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

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Anyone Comics
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 350-8422

MomoCon & Southern Sky Brewing Present Geeks & Brews

Press Release:

MomoCon and Southern Sky Brewing are joining forces for a special fan-centric beer tasting experience! Join us for Geeks & Brews, featuring an evening of costumes, games, local beer tasting, and more on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00 PM!

  • Break out your cosplays and warm up for DragonCon!
  • Play awesome games, including Smash friendlies and Nintendo retro games
  • Hang out with awesome local geeks in your community
  • Support an interesting local business
  • Discover excellent nerdy craft beer

Due to the nature of this event, please only attendees 21 and older. The event includes a brewery tour and samples, admission $12. Designated Drivers providing rides for at least one other person receive a special gift from MomoCon (because we think you’re awesome)!

MomoCon will be bringing games and consoles, including Smash 4 and retro systems, and board games of all types, from Ascension to Giant Jenga, to Cards Against Humanity!

Southern Sky will be providing brewery tours and tastings. They feature a host of nerd and science-centric beers, like Aperture Pale Ale (it was a triumph), Schwarzschild Porter, and American (Pi)PA. A brewery tour includes:

  • Souvenir pint glass
  • Tour of the warehouse
  • Free tastings of Southern Sky Brewing Company beer (up to 36 oz per person)
  • Cornhole, giant beer pong and other games available

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Southern Sky Brewing Company
1590 N Roberts Rd, STE 208, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
(770) 702-8318

 

HasCon 2017 Welcomes New Guests

Just Announced: Performance by Flo Rida and Meet and Greets with Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, Eh Bee Family, David Ortiz, James White, Jackie Bradley Jr., Susan Blu, Len Cabral and the voice cast of Hasbro’s Netflix Original Series for Kids ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’

New Ticket VIP Packages available offering exclusive access and opportunities

Press Release:

Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, unveiled additional entertainment programming details for the first ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star lineup is a performance by GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida (“My House,” “Whistle”), who will perform a full set to HASCON guests the evening of Saturday, September 9, and a meet and greet with actress, dance icon and NYT bestselling author, Maddie Ziegler (as featured in “Sia: Chandelier,” “Leap!”), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), and family-friendly internet personalities, the Eh Bee Family. Also joining HASCON is veteran voice actress Susan Blu (“The Transformers: The Movie,” “Jem”), MLB-retired designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz, current center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (of the Boston Red Sox), New England Patriots running back and Super Bowl™ 51 Hero James White (of the New England Patriots) and internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral.

HASCON will also feature a panel and autograph session with talent and creators from Hasbro’s upcoming Netflix original series for kids Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters. Ogie Banks (“Ultimate Spider-Man”), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”), Scott Menville (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), series executive producer/writer Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Avengers Assemble”), series executive producer/writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Napoleon Dynamite”) and series supervising director Vic Cook (“The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”) will be featured on the panel and at the autograph session on Sunday, September 10.

Previously announced programming includes a performance and meet and greet with Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya, panel discussions with Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), James Gunn (writer and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE Retaliation), Dude Perfect and many more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

 

MA – Tim Sale Signing

Artist Tim Sale appears at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, September 9th from noon till 5:00 PM!

Press Release:

That’s Entertainment of Worcester, MA continues to celebrate its 25th year of business on Park Avenue in a BIG way! Highly revered Batman artist Tim Sale will be appearing at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, September 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an in-store signing. Also, all back-issue, trade paperback, and hardcover comic books will be 25% off all day long, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All “display” comic books retailing between $19.95 and $100 and under will also be 25% off.

Mr. Sale will be offering up to five signatures per person, free of charge. Fans are encouraged to bring comic books featuring Sale’s artwork and related memorabilia to be signed. He will also be drawing free mini head sketches, one per person, upon request. Sale will be offering to draw more elaborate sketches for $50 each. Depending on the volume of requests, some attendees may be asked to pick up their paid sketches at a later time. This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.

Tim Sale is the artist on the Eisner Award winning BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN and SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, for which he won an Eisner for Artist of the Year. Along with writer Jeph Loeb, Sale also created DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, HULK: GRAY and CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE for Marvel Comics. In 2018 he and writer Richard Starkings will debut the noir series, THE BROKEN MAN. Sale lives in Seattle with the beautiful and talented Susan Bailey, their two dogs and Bat-cat.

Manager Pete Beaudoin says, “I grew up a Marvel zombie, but Tim’s Batman and Superman books were so gorgeous I had to read them. This opened up the world of DC Comics to me.”

Supervisor Chad Julian states, “The Long Halloween by Tim Sale is my all-time favorite comic book.”

Located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, That’s Entertainment is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s “geek.” Check out their wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, roleplaying games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and so much more!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

CA – America Q&A + Signing

Writer Gabby Rivera appears at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, August 26th for a Q&A and to sign Marvel’s breakthrough hit AMERICA about the first gay Latina superhero, America Chavez.

Press Release:

Fantastic Comics is thrilled to welcome Gabby Rivera, writer of the new fan favorite Marvel series, AMERICA!

Gabby Rivera is the critically acclaimed author of the award-winning YA novel, JULIET TAKES A BREATH. Now she’s bursting onto the comics scene at the helm of America Chavez’s long-awaited solo series.

America has always been incontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits!

Here at Fantastic Comics we LOVE America Chavez and we can’t wait to meet Gabby and talk to her about the book.

Join us for a Q&A at 5:00 PM, followed by a signing at 6:00 PM!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

MA – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett (Black-Eyed Kids) and Paul Jenkins (Alters, Replica) appear at New England Comics in Brockton on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Joe Pruett, Aftershock Comics‘ Publisher/CCO, is an Eisner award winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer with over 25 years of experience. Joe was nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards as a writer, editor and publisher, including for his work on Negative Burn at Caliber Comics. He is also known for his work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Joe founded Desperado Publishing in 2004, which had a publishing partnership with Image Comics and IDW.

Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing and building franchises for over twenty years in the graphic novel, film and videogame industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of literally hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment icons.

From his employment with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the age of 22 to his preeminent status as an IP creator, Paul has provided entertainment to the world through hundreds of print publications, films, video games, film and new media. With six Platinum-selling video games, a Number One MTV Music Video, an Eisner Award, Five Wizard Fan Awards, and multiple Best Selling Graphic Novels, Paul Jenkins is synonymous with success. He has enjoyed recognition on the New York Times bestseller list, has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, and has been the recipient of a government-sponsored Prism Award for his contributions in storytelling and characterization.

Paul’s extensive list of comic book credits include Batman and Hellblazer for DC Comics; Inhumans, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine: Origin, Civil War: Frontlines, Captain America: Theater of War, and The Sentry for Marvel Comics; and Spawn for Image Comics.

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New England Comics
East Crossing Plaza, 716A Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302
508-559-5068

GA – Spy Seal #1 Signing

Rich Tommaso appears at Oxford Comics in Atlanta on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to sign the first issue of SPY SEAL from Image Comics.

Oxford Comics
2855 Piedmont Road, Atlanta GA 30305
(404) 233-8682

CA – The Not-So Secret Society Signing

Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, and Ellen Crafts, the creators behind the BOOM! Studios all-ages original graphic novel The Not-So Secret Society, will be appearing at Children’s Book World in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM to speak to kids about what goes into making graphic novels, and how they can aspire to make their own!

The presentation will include activities that kids can participate in, such as drawing themselves as a member of The Not-So Secret Society, and completing a mini comic strip by drawing in what happens and/or finishing the dialogue.

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Children’s Book World
10580 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 559-2665

NYC – Samoa Joe Signing

WWE Superstar Samoa Joe appears at Midtown Comics on Saturday, August 19th to sign WWE Summerslam 2017 Special from BOOM! Studios.

Samoa Joe is many things. A multiple time wrestling champion. A Samoan Submission Specialist. A Destroyer. And he’s coming to Midtown Comics! That’s right, Samoa Joe is challenging for the WWE Universal Championship this Sunday at Summerslam and to celebrate the biggest party of the summer, Samoa Joe will be stopping by and signing the sensational WWE Summerslam 2017 Special #1 from BOOM! Studios. Want to win a ticket to the event? Just enter at the link below.

This is a LIMITED SIGNING EVENT. You may ONLY attend if you win a ticket via the raffle at the link. Winners will be notified by Friday, August 18th at 2:00 PM EST. Purchase of WWE Summerslam 2017 Special #1 is required at the venue of the event upon arrival.

  • Contestants must be in or near the New York City area for the event – travel and lodging will NOT be provided.
  • WWE Summerslam airs this Sunday at 7:00 PM on the WWE Network.
  • WWE Summerslam 2017 Special #1 is available now, HERE
  • Shop BOOM! Studios WWE Comics HERE

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

SPOOKY DAY IN THE PARKS ADDS EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND MORE!

Spooky Day in the Parks Updates Materialize as the Weekend Creeps Closer

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Spooky Empire and Florida Supercon have now joined forces! These two Florida convention power houses have come together to bring you even more thrills and chills as Spooky Day in the parks approaches!

Coming to Central, FL this Fall, September 22 – 24, 2017, Spooky Day in the Parks is a two-day meet up event for fans that have a “villainous” side. The weekend taking place throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort, will include a mixture of Theme Park gatherings, special VIP events, a “Bizarre” full of merchandise to fulfill your dark side, character breakfast, and much more.

Just added to this wicked weekend is an exclusive screening of the brand new documentary “Foolish Mortals”, which focuses on the fan culture surrounding the very popular attraction the Haunted Mansion. This will be the first ever screening in Florida right in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort. Two screenings will take place at the Spooky Day Bizarre located at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Friday Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 and hosted by Producer Ryan Grulich and Director James H. Carter II. (Screening times to be announced)

Spooky Day in the Parks is an opportunity for fans to gather and celebrate their favorite Disney villains and haunted attractions, not to mention a chance to step out in your best ghoulish garb. Attendees are encouraged to express themselves through Disney “bounding” or wicked attire, but do keep in mind this is not a costume or cosplay event. Be it dark or fun, guests will be able to showcase their personal style and materialize for this spirited event.

The following events will materialize at multiple locations around the Walt Disney World® Resort:

  • Gala at the Tower – Exclusive after hours private dessert party with unlimited rides, open bar plus Villain photo ops  at The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
  • Bizarre Bazaar – Two-Day exhibitor hall full of all the villainous goods and artwork you can get your claws on
  • Frightful Feast – Character Breakfast at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Magic Kingdom Meet Up – Disney Bounding Meet Up at the Magic Kingdom® Park

Make your final arrangements. Tickets for all Spooky Day events are now available at www.spookydayintheparks.com and include the exclusive screening. Get your advance tickets for the bizarre and all of our other Spooky Day events today! Use the code SUMMER20 and get 20% off all tickets through August!

Rooms are available at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for a discounted price of $199 per night. Rooms can be reserved by visiting our website SpookyDayInTheParks.com

Spooky Day in the Parks is not associated with Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, or Magic Kingdom® Park. Spooky Day in the Parks works closely with Disney to insure all park rules and regulations regarding attire are followed.

For more information about Spooky Day in the Parks, visit www.spookydayintheparks.com.Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and for style-inspiration Pinterest.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.spookyempire.com.Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire has grown to become one of the largest genre conventions in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:
Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jwipr.com

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR | +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

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