New Year’s PartyCon (December 2016 – January 2017)

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Convention Name
New Year’s PartyCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.newyearspartycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/30/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/01/2017
About This Convention
PartyCon is half convention, half social meetup, and 100% rockin’ New Years celebration! In addition to the New Years party essentials like music, tasty food, drinks, and dancing, we’ve added tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, anime screenings, and of course, lots of cosplay. You’ll also be able to meet comic artists, sci-fi authors, and buy awesome merchandise from dozens of vendors.

More than most geek gatherings, PartyCon emphasizes the social aspect of fandom. Maybe there’s a new board game you’re interested in, but you don’t have anyone to play it with. Play a demo match in our game room! Maybe your RPG group has broken up and moved away. Make some new friends and plot a new campaign as the balloons drop! Maybe you’re new to the area or it’s been tough to find that special someone that gets you. Kindle a new romance at one of our speed dating sessions and dance the night away!

And PartyCon is family friendly, too. Mom and dad can’t find a babysitter for the holiday? Bring the kids along and let their imaginations run wild! Whether it’s our Lego Building Contest or our Giant Nerf Battle, there will be plenty for them to do!

So if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to kick off the new year…
If the bar scene just isn’t for you…
If you’re tired of getting weird looks when you hit the dance floor in your hoop dress and steam-powered parasol…

…then join us at PartyCon!

Venue Name and Address
7736 Adrienne Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
35
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
Guests
Brad Guigar, Ken Hunt, Brian Keene

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PA – A Cat Named Haiku Signing

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Mark Poulton appears on Saturday, December 3rd for a reading & signing of his children’s book “A Cat Named Haiku”. There will also be an activities table where your little ones can color their own Haiku paper mask to take with them!

Mark is a comic book writer/children’s book author who has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics and Arcana Studio. He most recently scripted SAVAGE HAWKMAN for DC Comics, as part of the New 52. After his Image Comics’ series, AVENGELYNE, finished publication, it ran as a webcomic at Keenspot.com where it has amassed a readership over 500,000.

His children’s book series, A CAT NAMED HAIKU, was nominated for Best Single Issue Story in the 2011 Eagle Awards, and is currently in production as a series of animated shorts for Hooplakidz TV. The latest installment of A CAT NAMED HAIKU is entitled CTHULHU LOVES KITTENS and is part of the new A CAT NAMED HAIKU hardcover collection. Some of Mark’s other credits include Image Comics’ BRIGADE and Arcana Studio’s KONI KONFIDENTIAL.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – The Fifth Beatle Signing

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Writer Vivek J. Tiwary signs The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story at Barnes & Noble on Friday December 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. An uplifting, tragic and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

Barnes & Noble
210 Commerce Boulevard, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania 19030
(215) 269-0442

PA – Zines for Social Change Workshop

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Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq appears at Amalgam Comics on Sunday, December 4th at 10:00 AM to lead an interactive workshop and provide participants a walk-through of her work as a zine maker and social change artist. Participants will have a chance to create their own comic zines, with Leila providing prompts, guides, and tips. Participants will leave with their very own one-page comic zine.

Her latest graphic novel, Baddawi, follows a young boy named Ahmad struggling to find his place in the world. Raised in a refugee camp called Baddawi in northern Lebanon, Ahmad is just one of the many thousands of refugee children born to Palestinians who fled their homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation available with notice prior to November 28 – There will be an option to request when reserving a ticket.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Central PA Comic Con (April 2017)

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Convention Name
Central PA Comic Con’s 5th Anniversary Event!
Convention Website Address
http://www.centralpacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/02/2017
About This Convention
Central PA Comic Con celebrates our 5th anniversary with a variety of special guests and a bigger venue! Guests so far include but are not limited to….
Lou Ferrigno ,The Incredible Hulk Himself! David Yost, Billy the Original Blue Power Ranger, Glen Morshower of Supergirl, 24 & Alias! More wonderful guests to be announced! Huge Video gaming and tournaments, A variety of well-known creators, fun events, over 100 vendor booths and 3 rooms of programming all weekend!
Venue Name and Address
York FairGrounds Memorial Hall East Building
334 Carlisle Avenue
York, PA 17404
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
4,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lou Ferrigno, David Yost, Glen Morshower, Victoria Lee and more to come

PA – Harbinger Renegades Signing

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Writer Rafer Roberts (Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Plastic Farm) appears at Comics World on Wednesday, November 16th from 11 AM – 1 PM to sign Harbinger Renegades from Valiant!

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Comics World
624 Chambersburg Mall, Chambersburg, PA 17202
(717) 264-9918

PA – An Evening with Floyd Norman

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Press Release:

Legendary Walt Disney animation pioneer Floyd Norman will be coming to Point Park on Saturday, November 12th at 7:00 PM for a screening of a film about his life followed by a Q&A session.

Mr. Norman was the first African-American animator is the Disney Studios and worked on many pieces, including Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book, and Robin Hood, as well as Sesame Street, Toy Story 2, Mulan, and Monsters, Inc. The free event is sponsored by Point Park’s Animation Program, Center for Media Innovation, and The ToonSeum. The event will take place at Point Park’s University Center’s GRW Theater.

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Point Park University Center for Student Success
201 Wood St West Penn Building, Floor 5, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 392-8153

PA – Moonglow Signing

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Author Michael Chabon presents his new novel MOONGLOW at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday December 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

In MOONGLOW, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon turns his own family history into fiction as he imagines the murky origins and murkier fate of Chabon Scientific Company, a mail-order novelty business.  This expansive narrative unfolds as an old man’s deathbed confession to his grandson; over the course of his final week, the man leaves a dizzying legacy of half-revealed secrets and shocking revelations as he looks back over a tumultuous century and relives scenes from an impoverished childhood in south Philadelphia, wartime Europe, a prison in upstate New York, and the American space program.

About this author:
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — an epic novel that charts 16 years in the lives of Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier, two Jewish cousins who create a popular series of comic books in the early 1940s, the years leading up to the U.S. entry into World War II. In addition to novels, including the now-classic Wonder Boys, Chabon has also produced short stories, screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

PA – World of Wakanda #1 Signing

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Poet Yona Harvey, one of the new writers for the new World of Wakanda series, appears at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign copies of the comic and talk about her experiences working with Marvel Comics.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210

PA – TribbleTang Signing

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Special Guest KWANZA OSAJYEFO, creator of the hit comic book BLACK from Black Mask Studios, plus musical guest VERSO appear at Amalgam Comics on Friday, November 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM as part of TribbleTang, Amalgam’s official First Friday event!

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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