PA – Black Heroes in Comics Discussion

Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM to welcome William Jones to discuss his book, The Ex-Con, Voodoo Priest, Goddess, and the African King.

In this book, Jones breaks down the origins of four black comic book characters – Luke Cage, Papa Midnite, Storm, and Black Panther – and analyzes their representation throughout comic book history.

Whether you’re a long-time lover of comics, an established or aspiring creator or a new and casual fan you’ll find something new as you read about the untold stories of these heroes and get a feel for the future of diversity and representation in the comic book medium.

William Jones is the founder of Afrofuturism Network, is a historian, “comic book geek”, writer, and educator. He is a sought-after public speaker on the subjects of the history of black people in America, the image of black people in various forms of media, pop culture and hip-hop music, to name just a few. He has spoken on various college campuses and at conferences both nationally and abroad.

***Books will be available for purchase at Amalgam!

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

Kennywood Comicon Set For Father’s Day 2017

Kennywood

Press Release:

New Dimension Comics joins Kennywood on Father’s Day to present a super-sized event: Kennywood Comicon!

Featuring comic book vendors, artists, creators, and pop culture attractions, Comicon will descend upon the home of Kenny Kangaroo, the Phantom and the Jack Rabbit on Sunday, June 18.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Kennywood to bring our comic book resources together into one of the most fun venues in Pittsburgh for a great event,” says Todd McDevitt, owner of New Dimension Comics and promoter of 3 Rivers Comicon. “We are both in the family entertainment business, so joining forces is a natural fit.”

The event will be held at Kennywood, with many vendors and attractions set up around the Lagoon area. Artists will be featured in the pavilions.

“We believe Comicon will be a big hit with our Guests and provide a little extra bonus to all the fun of a day at Kennywood,” says Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. “Creating special events to bring added value to our guests has always been a practice of ours, and we’re excited to leverage the popularity of Comicons with this event.”

Betty KennywoodFor this special day, patrons who come to the park wearing a superhero shirt will be admitted for just $25 instead of the normal cost of $47.99. All attending will receive a special custom edition Archie comic book, Betty & Veronica #1, featuring an exclusive cover by Robert Hack showcasing the Archie gang enjoying a day at Kennywood. Hack will be on hand to autograph copies of this collectible comic.

More details can be found as more elements are confirmed at www.ndcomics.com, including information on vendor and artist sign up. Kennywood Comicon will run throughout the course of the park’s operating day, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

More on Comicons : Comicons are comic book conventions held annually around the world. These conventions feature comic vendors as well as top comic book artists. Fans in attendance can purchase comics and merchandise as well as getting their own items signed by their favorite artists.

More on New Dimension Comics: Starting his business in 1986 as a high school student, Todd McDevitt now owns and operates 6 comic book stores in the Pittsburgh region with locations in Ellwood City, Butler in Clearview Mall, Century 3 Mall in West Mifflin, Pittsburgh Mills Mall in Tarentum, and St. Clairsville, OH. McDevitt also hosts 3 Rivers Comicon in Pittsburgh May 20-21, 2017.

Kennywood is America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park! The Pittsburgh-area park offers a unique mix of classic rides and modern thrills, including six roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood, founded in 1898, continues to provide unforgettable fun for all ages.

PA – GWAR Orgasmageddon #1 Signing

Artist Ally Cat appears at Brave New Worlds on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign the exclusive variant cover of GWAR Orgasmageddon #1!

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Brave New Worlds
55 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-6525

PA – La Borinqueña Signing

Press Release:

Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, May 27th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM for a discussion & book signing with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of La Borinqueña! Books and other merchandise will be available for purchase.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo’s debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino nonprofits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Edgardo was the Artistic Director of Pa’lante Siempre Pa’lante, part of the acclaimed PBS POV Documentary Series which received the Silver Apple Award from the National Media Alliance. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl DMC McDaniels.

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

Summer Fever Toy Show 2017 (July 2017)

Convention Name
Summer Fever Toy Show 2017
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyshows.org
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/23/2017
About This Convention
  On Sunday, July, 23, 2017. ToyShows.org returns to Pennsylvania with the Summer Fever Toy Show, Located at the Event Center by Cornerstone, in Eagle Fire Hall, 46 N. Sugan Road, New Hope, Pa. 18938
This is our second Summer Fever Toy Show, It will feature over 80 plus tables of collectible and antique toys. Vendors from up and down the east coast will be selling toys from all eras new and old. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 9:00am Admission. free parking. Rain or shine events. ToyShows.org will return to the Nur Shrine Temple, in New Castle. Delaware on Sunday, August, 27th, 2017 for our first Delaware Punk Rock Flea Market. For map or information on attending or participating in this show. Please go to our web site: www.toyshows.org or Call: 856-302-3606
Venue Name and Address
Event Center by Cornerstone, in Eagle Fire Hall
46 N. Sugan Road,
New Hope, Pa 18938
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles

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Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part 6 (June 2017)

Sci-Fi Valley Con logo

Convention Name
Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part 6
Convention Website Address
http://www.scifivalleycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/09/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2017
About This Convention
Sci-Fi Valley Con will be returning to Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 911, 2017 at the Blair County Convention Center for our 6th annual science fiction convention.

Over 6,000 fans traveled from around the Pennsylvania and the surrounding states to attend our even more successful 2016 show. Our convention center has 115,000 square feet of space with over 300+ exhibitors. In 2017, we will be focusing strongly on Workshops and Demos. We want our attendees to watch and interact with builders in our fun and educational Workshops. In addition, we have one of the largest retro video game console rooms with over 35 different home video game systems from their birth to now. We also have a costume contest, charity auction, charity quick sketches, guest panels, film festival, movie cars, guest appearances, and much more!

We are so proud to have such loyal, amazing followers that help make each show a huge success! The turnout and support from the fans was bigger and better than we even imagined possible.

Mission Statement:
Our mission at Sci-Fi Valley Con is to enhance the community by providing a high quality, family oriented convention showcasing the work of many talented individuals.
We strive to ensure that all our visitors have a first rate experience by submerging them in their passion for all things science fiction, fantasy, horror, and alternative history.
Our commitment to grow, develop and expand Sci-Fi Valley Con is of the utmost importance. Science fiction is the imagined future that has not yet been realized.

Venue Name and Address
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Bob Gunton, Dameon Clarke, David Eddings, Donald Fullilove, Harry Waters, Jeffrey Weissman, Martin Klebba, Nicholas Brendon, Tatyana Yassukovich

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PA – Godshaper #1 Signing

Jonas Goonface, local Pittsburgh artist of the Boom Studios title Godshaper ,signs at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday, May 17th at 4:00 PM.

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

PA – FCBD: Amalgam Comics Signing

Joshua Toritto, Auriel Glanville, and William Jones appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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

PA – The Amory Wars Signing

Press Release:

Amalgam Comics is excited to welcome Coheed and Cambria lead singer & guitarist, not to mention comic book creator, Claudio Sanchez!

Join us on May 10th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM to meet Claudio in person and get your copy of The Amory Wars from BOOM! Studios signed!

Please Note:
-To ensure that everyone is able to meet Claudio and get their books signed, we will not be able to allow photos.
-There is a 2 item signing limit.

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

PA – Street Angel Signing

Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca appear at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday April 26th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM to sign STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL from Image Comics.

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

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