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  • Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (May 2015)

    Lake Effect

    Convention Name
    Lake Effect Comic Book Convention 2015
    Convention Website Address
    http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    05/31/2015
    About This Convention
    Our sixth annual show promises to be our best yet: Free Admission, Free Parking, Guests, Discussion Panels, Comics, Cosplay, Door Prizes, Movie Screenings, and more! All brought to you by Comics And Friends.
    Venue Name and Address
    Atlas Cinema Great Lakes Mall
    7860 Mentor Ave
    Mentor, OH 44060
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    75
    Projected Attendance
    1,200
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Craig Tucker, Chris Lambert, Dave Nestler, David Russell, Jason Liccardi, Marty Hirchak, Tom Batiuk – check our website for additions/updates!

    Swords of Sorrow

    Deidre Dark’s Delightful Dolls Debuts at Boston Comic Con 2015

    DEIDRE-DARKSPress Release:

    Comic Book Divas Publishing is very excited to announce that Nora Tarr, creator and writer of “Deidre Dark’s Delightful Dolls” and the upcoming second issue of the series Deidre Dark’s Delightful Dolls: Coup De Grace” will be appearing at the Boston Comic Con 2015.

    This will be Nora’s very first comic book convention appearance and she is excited to bring her comic book to the Boston Comic Con 2015; she will be there to draw fans into her comic book world featuring her character Deidre Dark. Nora Tarr has created one of the most unusual comic book series we have read, it’s not only a fun read but also it will challenge everyone’s perspective.

    This will not only be Nora’s first appearance at a convention, but she will be debuting both her first issue “Deidre Dark’s Delightful Dolls” and the second issue “Deidre Dark’s Delightful Dolls: Coup De Grace” first time at the Boston Comic Con on July 31st-August 2nd 2015; she will be located at the artist/small press area of the convention at the Comic Book Divas Publishing table.

    Dolls have been part of human life since the beginning of recorded time. Some were created in resemblance of religious or revered likenesses, others simple shapes used in rituals and spells. Most as playthings or make-believe friends or confidants for children. You will have to follow the story of Deidre and her Dolls to see what happens and who it happens to.

    Everyone always has wonderful things to say about her. Humans are duplicitous in nature, Deidre no different, and is more than what meets the eye. She creates handmade dolls out of all sorts of items, cloth, wood, wax, a little twine or maybe hair, animal or bird feathers.

    What is the evil-born power that Deidre has and is it used for treacherous deeds or just to set things right? Whatever it is, this power has something to do with the dolls. Dolls created in human form, some showing the beauty, some showing the more ugly side of humanity. Imagine, with a just a sprig of herb, a splash of spice, some ash and a strong touch of black or maybe white Magic, if you could change someone’s mind, alter a course, or even more…

    You will have to follow the story of Deidre and her Dolls to see what happens and who it happens to.

    Every evil needs to be witnessed, loved and adored, and everyone adores Deidre.

    NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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    Writer Frank Barbiere and artists Chris Campana and Nick Justus appear at Zapp Comics on Saturday May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Zapp Comics
    574 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
    973-628-4500

    CA – Captain Janeway Signs

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    Kate Mulgrew, star of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, appears at Book Passage to sign her new memoir Born with Teeth on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm! Tickets and additional information available at the link…

    Book Passage
    51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
    (415) 927-0960

    FL – Steven Butler Signing

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    Comic Book Creator STEVEN BUTLER will appear at 3 Alarm Comics Pensacola on Saturday, April 11th! Steven has worked in the comic book industry for decades doing books for Marvel, DC, Archie and many more. He is currently working on Sonic Boom and on the Gallant Comics project with Barry Gregory. We will also be giving away another VERY special piece that is one of a kind by Steven Butler. A raffle ticket will be given for every print or sketch bought from Steven and additional tickets will be given for every $25 spent in the store that day. The fun continues at 3 Alarm Comics!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    3 Alarm Comics
    3960 West Navy Blvd #14, Pensacola, FL 35207
    (850) 356-6421

    NH – Doctor Who #1 Signing

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    Artist Blair Shedd appears an in-store event at Newbury Comics’ West Lebanon location on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Check out the new adventures of the 9th Doctor in the Newbury Comic Exclusive Variant of Issue #1 from IDW, and stop by to get yours signed by Blair!

    Newbury Comics – West Lebanon
    200 S Main St, West Lebanon, NH 03784
    (603) 298-2167

    OR – Kirby Krackle Concert

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    Press Release:

    Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, will play at Portland Things From Another World on April 4th, 2015 with Portland’s own nerd-folk duo Going Viral opening for them. The cover is $7, and the show is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

    Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics, writing and recording music since the age of 13. Known for their high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship. The band is currently on tour to promote the release of their fifth full-length album Mutate, Baby! available on March 17th.

    Their opening act–Going Viral–features lead vocalist Chris Waffle on bass and Marty McD on guitar. The duo combines their love of sci-fi, video games, pop-culture goodness, and other fan pursuits with a unique brand of acoustic rock/folk.

    Come to the Portland TFAW store on April 4th at 7:00 p.m. and crank it all the way up to 11 with Kirby Krackle and Going Viral!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Things From Another World
    4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
    (503) 643-4222

    IL – Convergence: Parallax #1 Signing

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    Artist Bill Reinhold appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, April 18, 2015 to sign CONVERGENCE: GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX #1 from DC Comics!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Defiant Comics
    7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
    (708) 771-3339

    Dark Horse Announces ECCC 2015 Schedule

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    Press Release:

    Visit Dark Horse Comics at Emerald City Comicon Booth #802 for free swag such as comics, buttons, posters, and more!  Check out our show exclusives, signings, and panels, too!  

    EMERALD CITY COMICON EXCLUSIVES

    A set quantity will be available at opening each day of the show. Limit of 5 per person per day while supplies last. Each comic is $5.00.

    Frankenstein Underground #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Mike Mignola (1,000 copies)

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone—Omega ECCC exclusive variant cover by Patric Reynolds (500 copies)

    Lady Killer #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Joelle Jones (500 copies)

    Past Aways #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Scott Kolins (500 copies)

    Conan/Red Sonja #1 limited-edition black-and-white variant cover by Dan Panosian (1,000 copies) 

    We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

     

    SIGNING SCHEDULE

    All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

    Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

    All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.        MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.        FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND: Mike Mignola

    Frankenstein Underground #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Mike Mignola available for sale

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.            THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.             MURDER BOOK: Ed Brisson, Simon Roy

    TIGER LUNG: Simon Roy

    HIGH CRIMES: Christopher Sebela, Ibrahim Moustafa

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.             THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

    EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

     

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.           ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara

    GRINDHOUSE: Chris Peterson

     

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.            CONAN RED SONJA, LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER: Gail Simone

                                                LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

                                                CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub

    Conan Red Sonja #1 limited-edition black-and-white variant cover by Dan Panosian available for sale

     

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.          FINDER: Carla Speed McNeil

    NEVERBOY: Tyler Jenkins, Kelly Fitzpatrick

     

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.           ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE: Christopher Sebela

    ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE: Chris Roberson, Patric Reynolds

    PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE: Christopher Mooneyham

    PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE: Paul Tobin

       PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE—OMEGA: Kelly Sue DeConnick

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone—Omega ECCC exclusive variant cover by Patric Reynolds available for sale

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.         THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.         SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Georges Jeanty

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Megan Levens

    GIRLFIEND: Pander Brothers

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.             LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

    Lady Killer #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Joëlle Jones available for sale

    BUZZKILL, THE GHOST FLEET, THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates

    THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

    THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.         HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

    BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

    THE WITCHER, COLDER, PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES:

                                              Paul Tobin

     

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, David Mack, Dave Stewart (Ticketed Event)*

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    Fight Club 2 artists Cameron Stewart, David Mack, and Dave Stewart will be present for part of the 3:00 p.m. signing, depending on their schedules.

    *WRISTBAND REQUIRED: Wristbands will be distributed in the Dark Horse booth at show opening on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. One wristband per person. Separate wristbands will be assigned for each 50-minute signing and may only be used during that time period. Fight Club 2 #1 is on sale May 27. One free print and one sampler minicomic per wristband will be provided for the signing. No other items allowed. Other restrictions may apply.

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.         MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

     

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.        PAST AWAYS: Matt Kindt, Scott Kolins, Bill Crabtree

    Past Aways #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Scott Kolins available for sale

    BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.      ITTY BITTY COMICS, AW YEAH COMICS!: Art Baltazar, Franco

    PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES:  Paul Tobin, Ron Chan, Jeremy Vanhoozer

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.           HALO: Duffy Boudreau

    THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.           DEEP GRAVITY: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko

    POP: Curt Pires

    APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.           MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

    EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Cat Farris

     

     

    PANEL SCHEDULE

    Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visithttp://emeraldcitycomicon.com/programming/ for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.            Hall C                         Behind the Scenes: Making Comics 

    Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. Topics include creating engaging characters with Gail Simone (Leaving Megalopolis), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), business management with Christine Mignola (Hellboy), going from self-publishing to book deal with Colleen Coover (Bandette), breaking into coloring with Kelly Fitzpatrick (Neverboy), and fostering a fan base with online content with Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

     

    6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.            Hall D                         Dark Horse Comics Builds Characters! 

    Join Dark Horse Comics and a panel of their incredibly talented artists, writers, and creators to discuss independent comics, creators’ rights, and brand-new projects and hear what’s coming up for the powerhouse publisher for the remainder of 2015. Moderated by Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver and featuring Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook (Harrow County), Curt Pires (POP), the Pander Brothers (Girlfiend), Tyler Jenkins (Neverboy), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins (Past Aways), and Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), this is a panel you won’t want to miss!

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28

    10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.   Hall D                          Fight Club 2 

    Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, artist David Mack, artist Cameron Stewart, and colorist Dave Stewart.

    7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.    Hall C                           The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and Beyond 

    Hellboy creator Mike Mignola returns to Emerald City Comicon! With recent launches like Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. andFrankenstein Underground, there’s never been more ways to get into Mignola’s world. Join Mignola for news on Hellboy in Hell and a Q&A with some of the writers and artists who help him bring his characters to life—Max FiumaraScott AllieDave Stewart, and Tyler Crook.

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 p.m.                  Hall C        Dark Horse Presents Kids and Comics: Plants vs. Zombies, Itty Bitty Hellboy,

                                                                           Avatar: The Last Airbender, and More! 

    Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Steve Sunu (publicity coordinator, Dark Horse Comics), Paul Tobin and Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies), Jeremy Vanhoozer (Plants vs. Zombies creative director, PopCap), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and Joan Hilty (comics editor, Nickelodeon) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!

    WA – Dark Horse ECCC Party

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    Dark Horse Comics hosts an Emerald City Comicon afterparty on Saturday March 28th at 9:00 PM!

    Special Guests scheduled to appear include: Mike Mignola, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, Adam Warren, Joelle Jones, Geof Darrow, Jason Latour, Jeff Lemire, Joshua Williamson, Colleen Coover, and many more (see flyer)!

    FREE ENTRY TO EMERALD CITY 2015 BADGE HOLDERS (21+ w/ ID)

    Finely crafted Northwest beers and Hellboy Right Hand of Doom Red Ale available!

    Comics and Collectibles Raffles to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Elysian Bar
    1516 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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