PA – Girls With Slingshots Signing + Q&A

Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots) appears at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, June 16th from noon till 4:00 PM for a signing and Q&A!

Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, and ran a semi-autobio comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.

Girls With Slingshots debuted on October 1st 2004, both online and in stapled-paper form at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Since its humble beginnings as a twice-weekly black-and-white webcomic, it became a self-sustaining color webcomic that updated five times a week, Monday through Friday.

The strip’s two main characters, Hazel and Jamie, sprung to life in a strip called Hazelnuts around 1996, an unintended prequel to GWS. The GWS title was based on a recurring request Danielle used to get at comic conventions to draw a girl with a gun (she sucked at drawing guns, so she drew them with slingshots instead).

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-3300

Water Gap Comic Con (June 2018)

Convention Name
Water Gap Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/10/2018
About This Convention
We’ll be returning once again to the Pocono region with another great show. Join us on Sunday, June 10th from 10am to 4pm at the Mt. Bethel Fire Company, 2341 N. Delaware (route 611) Ave, Mt. Bethel, PA for another fun filled day of Comics and Super Heroes.
Appearing will be *Star* Guest, WWF star and Actor, Gene Snitsky as well as artists, writers and creators of comics and independent works. Also on hand will be vendors and crafters with Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age Comics for sale, as well as Anime, Non-Sport Cards, Toys, Action Figures, T-Shirts, Jewelry, Hand Crafted trinket boxes, Collectibles and so much more!!!
We’ll have Cosplay groups dressed as your favorite super heroes too!TABLES STILL AVAILABLE!! Vendors, Artists and Crafters. Please contact Dan or Mary at 609 242-7756 OR visit our website: jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
Venue Name and Address
Mt. Bethel Fire Company
2341 N. Delaware Ave (route 611 South)
Mt. Bethel, PA 18343
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
WWF/Actor Gene Snitsky, Emma Burgess, Gianna Boy Vee, Philadelphia Avengers

Water Gap

PA – The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Merriam Theater on Friday, June 15th at 8:00 PM!

In this highly-anticipated event, fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder; filled with adventure, romance and intrigue (and let’s not forget Rodents of Unusual Size!).

Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film and has most recently taken on the role of author. His memoir, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, became a New York Times Bestseller.

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Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-5446

PA – Once Upon A Time Machine Signing

Chris Stevens, Andrea Tsurumi, Michael Swanwick, Mike Sgier and Rob Woods appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of Once Upon A Time Machine.

Andrea Tsurumi is an author, illustrator and cartoonist who lives and draws in Philadelphia. Her first picture book, Accident! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was a Junior Library Guild selection and an NPR Best of 2017 pick. Her comics include Why Would You Do That? (Hic & Hoc), How to Pool, and Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch. Her work has been published by Penguin Random House, SpongeBob Comics, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Nib, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can see more of her work at andreatsurumi.com or follow her on instagram (@atsurumi).

Michael Swanwick has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and has the pleasant distinction of having been nominated for and lost more of these same awards than any other writer. He has written ten novels, over a hundred and fifty short stories, and countless works of flash fiction. ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE marks his debut in the world of comics. His latest novel The Iron Dragon’s Mother, will be published in 2019.

Mike Sgier is a cartoonist and printmaker based in Philadelphia. Born and raised outside of Denver, Colorado, Mike received a BFA from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN. He has
been making comics since 2006, exploring a wide range of genres in the medium, including autobio, indie romance, and humorous sci-fi. He is currently making comics based in the fantasy world of Vespers, which include ‘Solstice’ ‘Tales from Vespers,’ and ‘Edie Copperpot.'”

Rob Woods is a cartoonist born and raised in Philadelphia. His debut book 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION was featured in the Village Voice and the Philadelphia Inquirer among others, and roundly praised by critics and fellow creators, including Paul Pope and JG Jones. He is currently at work on a collection of new material. You can find his books for sale at apluscomix.storenvy.com.

Chris Stevens is the co-founder of Locust Moon and multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning creator of the ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE series.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA t19125
(215) 427-3300

PA – Rock Steady Signing

Cartoonist Ellen Forney appears at the Penn Book Center on Saturday, June 2nd at 2:00 PM for a reading of her new book Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life.

Rock Steady is a companion to Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me and offers her own experience living with a mood disorder in the form of an illustrated self-help manual. It combines personal stories and solid advice on how to overcome the hassle of meds, recognize red flags, and other tools from her own experience of 14 years of stability — all in comics form. It is geared towards a broad audience encompassing those who struggle with mood disorders, their loved ones, and anyone interested in destigmatizing mental illness through education.

Ellen Forney is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Seattle, WA, with her partner. Forney illustrated Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) and authored her 2012 graphic memoir, Marbles. She was the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Literature as well as the winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 Gradiva Award.

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Penn Book Center
130 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-7600

PA – FCBD 2018: Street Angel Signing

Jim Rugg, creator of Image Comics’ Street Angel, appears at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from noon until 2:00 PM, signing copies of the FCBD Street Angel Special.

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

PA – FCBD 2018: Wade’s Comic Madness

Wade’s Comic Madness celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with special guests:

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Artists JOE WIGFIELD and TOM ROMANO will be doing commissions and selling their prints!

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Jason from ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT will have some Exclusives and giveaways!

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Comic writer AMY CHU will be signing her comics (KISS, Red Sonja, etc.!)

12:00 – 4:00 PM: Meg from the INSECTARIUM will be bringing some creepy crawly guys, like a LIVE TARANTULA and hissing cockroaches!

2:00 – 4:00 PM: Come meet WONDER WOMAN, STAR-LORD & CAPTAIN AMERICA and get a free digital photo with them!

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Wade’s Comic Madness
8750 New Falls Rd, Levittown, PA 19054
(215) 946-9381

PA – Street Angel Goes to Juvie Signing

Jim Rugg appears at Pittsburgh Comics on Wednesday, May 2nd at 4:00 PM to celebrate the release of his newest original graphic novel, Street Angel Goes to Juvie, from Image Comics!

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Pittsburgh Comics
113 East McMurray Rd, McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 941-5445

PA – Walks in Wakanda: The Black Panther in Comics and Culture

 

Writer Evan Narcisse, co-author of the Rise of the Black Panther graphic novel miniseries for Marvel Comics, appears at City of Asylum on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM to give an insider’s history of the Black Panther, and discuss how and why the Black Panther became a blockbuster film. Evan will also talk about his personal journey from critic to artistic creator working in comics.

This program will include an audience Q&A and a “fireside chat” with celebrated poet Yona Harvey, herself a contributor to Marvel’s World of Wakanda graphic novel.

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City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 435-1110

PA – Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner appears at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 17th at at 7:30 PM.

Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage. In this unique evening you will enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and movies as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience led Q & A. **VIP seating includes a photo-op only. No autographs**

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999

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