Vault of Midnight is proud to host a roster of creators featured at Detroit’s own MECCAcon. The phenomenal writers and artists will be posting up at Vault of Midnight Detroit for an evening of signings, chats, knowledge, comic-talk on Friday, September 16, 2016.
MECCAcon is the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts, focused on celebrating culturally diverse creators, characters, and art of every distinction. Maia Crown Williams, CEO and Founder of MECCAcon has said that “it is my mission to make sure that children know that all “heroes” do not look the same, that many actually look just like them.” MECCAcon is the Midwest’s largest ethnic comic book convention, and we’re so excited to be a part of it this year.
Our schedule is as follows:
4pm-5pm Kim Eggleston, creator of Dead by Wednesday; Ronald Nelson, co-creator and artist of (H)afrocentric
5pm-6pm Eileen Kaur Alden, creator of Super Sikh; N Steven Harris, creator of Ajala, Brotherhood of the Fringe, and Watson and Holmes, and writer of Solarman
6pm-7pm Keithan Jones, creator of Power Knights; Regine Sawyer, founder of Women In Comics Collective International
7pm-8pm Brandon Thomas, creator of Horizon; Jason Reeves, creator of F-00 Fighters, One Nation, and Kid Carvers
MECCAcon will happen on September 17th from 10am-5pm at the Detroit Public Library. To keep up with news from MECCAcon, please follow their event here…
To purchase tickets to MECCAcon, follow this link…
Vault of Midnight
1226 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Changing Hands Books on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM! The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress visits with her new children’s book about identity and immigration.
PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of tickets and books available. Order your book online now before they sell out.
Seating is determined by letter group (indicated on tickets) and opens at 10:30am.
→ $16.95 + tax: One (1) copy of This is Me and admission for one (1) adult and up to two (2) children
Signing line forms after the event by letter group printed on tickets.
Event guidelines may be subject to change.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country, and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, “Hi there, this is me!”
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, working with her longtime illustrator Laura Cornell, brings her whimsical verse to the subject of immigration and identity. In this picture book, various children—inspired by their remarkable teacher—talk about what they’d bring with them if they could only take one suitcase to their new home: photographs, a favorite book, grandfather’s beret. Which things do they love most? What best expresses who they are? At the end, the question is posed to the reader: “What would you take? Which things would say to the world, this is me!” The book ends with a pop-up suitcase, which the child can then fill with his or her favorite things. It opens with a teacher reading to her class… “My great-grandmother came from a far, distant place. She came on a boat with just this small case.” And ends with an exercise where the child reading would decide what of his or her own items would be packed into the provided suitcase if faced with needing to make that decision. The last spread is a pop up suitcase that can be filled!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAMIE LEE CURTIS is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
Actor Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, X-Men 2) appears at Sixth & I on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
In You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, the light-hearted follow-up to his acclaimed Not My Father’s Son, Alan Cumming, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor, novelist, and activist, combines personal stories with his own photos to create a scrapbook of highlights from the off-stage portions of his life in show business. Told with wit and panache, these funny, insightful, and often self-deprecating tales of Cummings misadventures feature stars including Helen Mirren, Carrie Fisher, Oprah, and more.
This event will not include a public signing; all books will be pre-signed by Cumming.
Sixth & I
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
August 29, 2016 by Joe Fauvel
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Find the best in Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture in South Florida. Florida Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!
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The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard • Fort Lauderdale FL • 954.765.5900
SUPERCON PHONE: 954.399.1330 email@example.com
Florida Supercon is MOVING to The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center!
Why Fort Lauderdale?
Construction at The Miami Beach Convention Center and the surrounding area will be in high gear next year and would have prevented us from putting on the quality of show that you deserve.
Fort Lauderdale is welcoming us with wide open arms. They have a gorgeous facility with room to accommodate all of the attendees from Supercon 2016. We will sell out again like we did this year, but there’s room for all returning fans who buy tickets in advance.
We will be taking over the entire Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on all 3 floors! It is approx. 29 miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center, and will be closer for some, and further away for others. We hope that the quality of convention that we put on will bring everyone back in 2017.
**Please note that Fort Lauderdale has removed the security checkpoint from Eisenhower Blvd so that attendees can drive up to the parking garage and Convention Center from the 17th Street entrance without stopping to show ID.**
There are thousands of parking spots on site, and we will run shuttles between the official hotels and parking garages in the area.
This will be our best year yet!
For more information on Florida SuperCon visit the website!
Gallery Nucleus is honored to present Insight Editions’ publication of the most beloved animation film, The Art of the Iron Giant on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Finally we have a rare collection of concepts and artwork behind the scenes in this very book.
Come join us in this most special occasion as our veteran artists & animators share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the art book!
Teddy Newton – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Michel Gagne – Special Effects Animator/Supervisor
Dominique Louis – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Alan Bodner – Art Direction
Dennis Venizelos – Background Supervisor
Chris Sauve – Supervising Animator
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Ben)
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Writer Paul Dini (Co-Creator of Harley Quinn, Producer and writer of the Batman: The Animated Series) presents and signs Dark Night: A True Batman Story at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM to celebrate BATMAN DAY!
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
Guest Lorraine Cink (Host and Writer of THWIP! The Big Marvel Show and The Marvel Minute) joins the Comic Book Club for a live podcast on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM!
The PIT Loft
154 W 29th St, Fl 2nd, New York, New York 10001
Artist Timothy Lim, Creative Consultant / TMNT Entity Owner Mark Pellegrini, and local artist Austin Rogers appear at Heroes & Fantasies for a special signing on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM!
Heroes and Fantasies
4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229
Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 PM, for a very special Meet & Greet. (This is a wristbanded event. Barnes & Noble at The Grove will begin selling pre-signed copies of THE ANSWER at 9am on Sept. 10th)
THE ANSWER, a heartfelt illustrated picture book by Rebecca Sugar, tells the story of two Gems named Ruby and Sapphire as they discover love for the first time on a strange new planet called Earth. Dazzling illustrations from show artists Elle Michalka and Tiffany Ford capture Ruby and Sapphire’s wonder and surprise as their story takes a course that fate never planned for them.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
The Astoria Bookshop is pleased to announce a reading and signing with local author and actor, Mara Wilson for her new memoir Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 PM in conjunction with the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend programming. Where Am I Now? is a hilarious and authentic journey from “the coolest girl to ever dump Hollywood” (Refinery29). Mara opens up about her life as a child star, losing her mother at a young age, and her bumpy journey into womanhood. This is an open event, however Mara Wilson will only be signing copies of Where Am I Now? and attendees who purchase their copy from The Astoria Bookshop will be prioritized in the signing line. The Astoria Bookshop is now taking pre-orders for Where Am I Now?.
Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of? Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney’s, the Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. She has appeared on Broad City and the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and will guest star on upcoming episodes of BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City.
The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106