IL – Kingdom Come Signing

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Artist Alex Ross and writer Mark Waid appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 2:00 till 5:00 PM to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of KINGDOM COME!

Press Release:

Twenty years ago readers witnessed a startling vision of the future of the DC Universe. DC is releasing a new hard cover for the anniversary of Kingdom Come. Aw Yeah Comics will be joined by legendary creators ALEX ROSS and MARK WAID!!! There is a strict FIVE ITEM limit for the signing. In addition, Alex will not be doing sketches or portfolio reviews.

In order to guarantee a signature at this event, you must pre-order the Kingdom Come 20th Anniversary HC ($39.99) by calling 847-423-2916, or visiting us in-store. We require a minimum down payment of $20.00 for the HC. With the purchase of the Kingdom Come 20th Anniversary HC you’ll guarantee your spot in line and your chance to get up to 5 items signed by Mark Waid and Alex Ross.

We will have a second line for those who did not purchase the Kingdom Come 20th Anniversary HC, but we will not be able to guarantee a signature for that line. First come first served. We will try to move as many people through the line as possible, but cannot guarantee a signature for everyone in this line.

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
847-423-2916

NYC – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Strand on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM!

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Joe Hill, award-winning author of NOS4A2, Horns, and other chilling bestsellers, returns with The Fireman, a gripping tale of a plague unlike anything we’ve seen before.

No one knows where it came from, but Dragonscale spreads like wildfire, tracing its victims’ flesh with blackened gold, then setting them ablaze. Harper Grayson, a dedicated nurse, discovers its mark on her own skin and resolves to stay alive long enough to give birth to her son, endangering her husband and everyone around them. As society collapses around them, the ranks close around her as angry Cremation Squads rove the streets, exterminating the afflicted.

A mysterious and compelling stranger Harper met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

Don’t miss this evening with a modern master as Joe Hill presents his latest white-hot tale of perseverance in the face of a civilization in flames.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

MD – Science Comics Signing

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Cartoonist Maris Wicks (Primates) appears at the Takoma Park Library on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Wicks, author of Human Body Theater, returns with another nonfiction graphic novel. This latest volume of the Science Comics series explores the world of coral reefs and their numerous inhabitants, discussing both their biology and their ecological importance. Learn about everything from biodiversity to sea cucumbers with a friendly fish acting as tour guide throughout the pages. Books will be available for sale from Politics & Prose

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

NYC – IDW Creators Signing

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Press Release:

JHU Comic Books is proud to host a delicious duo of daring delight on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM! IDW’s X-Files and Street Fighter X GI Joe comics are making fans happy all over and what better way to celebrate these hot new titles than with a signing!

Both writers, Joe Harris (X-Files Season 11, Great Pacific, Snowfall) and Aubrey Sitterson (Worth, Strange Sports Stories, Tech Jacket) will be signing their awesome work with us!

Come in, get your fanboy/fangirl on and relive your 80s and 90s nostalgia through these two great titles, with both of these awesome talents!

**Purchase of X-Files #1 or Street Fighter X GI Joe #3 required to participate in signing event!

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

SF – Heliosphere Signing

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Artist Ben Jelter signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of HELIOSPHERE!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

NYC – Megg & Mogg Signing

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Cartoonists Simon Hanselmann and Katie Skelly appear at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 7 PM – 10 PM!

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Simon Hanselmann’s comics don’t spare the bawdy, broke, bad-tempered extremes of its Saturday-morning cartoon characters. Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam takes the titular weed-addled witch and her feline partner out of the suburban home they’ve made in his previous work in Megahex, at VICE, and in mini-comics aplenty, all the way to the stoner capital of Europe. Taking the gang out of their familiar down-under backwater doesn’t lift them from their singular miasma of bleak moods, dire hijinx, and unclear boundaries–join Simon at Strand for a wild night of the same.

Joining Simon in conversation will be fellow cartoonist Katie Skelly, Brooklynite creator of Nurse Nurse, Operation Margarine, the ongoing My Pretty Vampire, as well as comics for the sex-positive website Slutist. She’s also written and lectured about comics for outlets such as The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics, Japan Society, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Fordham University and The New School, and co-hosts the Trash Twins podcast with fellow cartoonist Sarah Horrocks.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – James Franco Signing

00000000_Straight-James-Gay-JamesJames Franco appears at Skylight Books on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at noon to sign his book of poetry Straight James/Gay James.

Please note, this is a signing only.

Press Release:

Straight James/Gay James explores the facets of James Franco’s public and private personas.Straight James/Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman—raw, candid, and uninhibited. James Franco writes about life as an actor and provokes questions about identity, sexuality, and gender. Other poems deal with family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic. The chapbook also contains an interview of “Gay James” conducted by “Straight James.” Yes, Straight James asks the question: “Let’s get substantial: are you gay or what?”

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this signing is free and open to the public (first come, first served).  But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of any James Franco title here at Skylight Books. You may bring other titles to have signed from home as long as you purchase a book from the store.
  • James Franco will sign and personalize BOOKS ONLY–no memorabilia, posters, DVDs, fan art, etc. Also, we are not allowing any photographs.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field if you’d like a signing line ticket.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.

James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and visual artist. He is the author of two works of fiction, Palo Alto and Actors Anonymous, and two books that collage memoir, snapshots, poems, and artwork, A California Childhood and Hollywood Dreaming. His poetry has appeared in a chapbook, Strongest of the Litter, and the book, Directing Herbert White. His writing has also been published in Esquire, the Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, N+1, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has received MFAs in fiction from Brooklyn College and Columbia, an MFA in film from New York University, an MFA in art from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College.

Franco’s film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Spring Breakers, Oz, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed poets Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, C.K. Williams in The Color of Time, and Hart Crane in The Broken Tower, a film Franco adapted and directed. He has also adapted many poems into films that he has directed, including short films based on “Herbert White” by Frank Bidart, the collectionBlack Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns, “The Clerk’s Tale” by Spencer Reece, and “The Feast of Stephen” by Anthony Hecht.

Franco has also adapted to film the novels As I Lay Dying, and Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, The Long Home by William Gay, and Zeroville by Steve Erickson.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

IN – Downtown Comics Signing

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Writer Gail Simone (Secret Six, Clean Room, Leaving Megalopolis) and artist John Tyler Christopher (Marvel’s action figure variant covers) sign at Downtown Comics on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM!

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Downtown Comics North
5767 E 86th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250
(317) 845-9991

Entries Open for Boston Comic Con 2016 Film Festival

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Press Release:

Calling all filmmakers!  Boston Comic Con is now accepting entries for its annual Film Festival.

If you have, or are creating a comic-related, horror, suspense, action/adventure, sci-fi, or fantasy movie and want to submit it for consideration, click here to print or download the Entry Form.  Movie times and titles will be published in the event details as part of the event, and accepted film-makers will have the opportunity to introduce their entry to the Film Festival audience.

Movies can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Narrative Feature
  • Narrative Short
  • Animated Short
  • Music Video
  • Documentary Feature
  • Documentary Short

Boston Comic Con 2016 tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

TerrifiCon Tickets On-Sale Now

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Press Release:

Calling all fans of superheroes, sci-fi, horror, and anime! TerrifiCon: CT’s Terrific Comic Con™ invades the massive Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut, on August 19-21, 2016, for three days of action, excitement, and family fun.

Big Fedora Marketing, the producer of the three-day comic con at Mohegan Sun, is expanding the event’s programming to provide fans with more space for exhibits and a greater number of dealers in rare comic books and pop-culture merchandise. TerrifiCon offers fans more opportunities to meet their favorite comic-book artists and writers, as well as performers from TV and movies. There will also be a great lineup of after-con activities, including parties, poker, music, and comedy all at Mohegan Sun, recently voted Connecticut’s “Best Hotel” by Travel and Leisure magazine.

More than 40 comic-creator guests will be part of the largest gathering of comic-book professionals in Connecticut for the three-day spectacular. The list includes Marvel’s award-winning and best-selling Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, legendary Batman artist Neal Adams, the first-ever New England appearance of comic writer Roger Stern, and a rare con appearance by artist Rick Hoberg, who worked on Marvel’s original adaptation of “Star Wars” and animated shows like “Spider- Man and his Amazing Friends,” “Jem,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “The X-Men,”. New York Times best selling author Peter David (Star Trek, Hulk) and many more. Artists appearing include Mark Bagley (Spider-Man), Dan Parent (Archie), Ron Garney (Daredevil), Graham Nolan (Batman), Scott Koblish (Deadpool), Franco (Tiny Titans) and dozens more.

From the world of television and movies, writer/director/actor and lifelong fanboy, Kevin Smith, will be doing a special comedy show on Saturday night at the Cabaret theater at Mohegan Sun. Other members of Smith’s View Askewniverse will be meeting fans over the course of the weekend, including actor Jason Mewes, from Smith’s films “Clerks,” and the Jay and Silent Bob film series, Jeremy London from “Mallrats” (and “Party of Five”), and the cast of “Comic Book Men”.

Other celebrity guests include representatives of current and recent hits, such as Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead”), Katrina Law (“Arrow”), and Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), as well as veteran performers, like Rene Auberjonois (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Boston Legal,” “Benson”), Sam J. Jones (“Flash Gordon”), and wrestling legend Road Warrior Animal. Many more guests will be announced in the coming months.

The three-day event will also have many other events and attractions, including a costume contest for adults, a costume parade for children, more than a dozen question-and-answer panels with the invited guests, live music and comedy, photo backdrops, and a special day of children’s programming on Sunday which includes magic shows, music, and more.

“For fans of comic books, sci-fi/fantasy films and TV shows, and cosplay, the three-day convention at Mohegan Sun will be the ‘must-attend’ event of the summer”, said TerrifiCon’s owner Mitch Hallock. “We are also incorporating the terrific elements and activities of Mohegan Sun which you cannot find at any other comic con and that will give fans so much more to do after the show ends for the day.” Hallock, who is a lifelong comic-book fan and frequent contributor to WPLR’s “Chaz and AJ” radio program as “King of the Nerds” went on to say this comic con will “deliver the experience fans expect from the massive big-city comic cons while still maintaining an intimate setting.”

Visit the con’s official website for show hours and details at www.terrificon.com

Children 8 and under are admitted at no charge to the comic con when accompanied by a paying adult attendee. Comic con tickets are on sale at Mohegan Sun Box Office, which is open seven days a week, from 10 am – 8 pm, or may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com

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