Scranton Comic Book Convention (May 2016)

Convention Name
Scranton Comic Book Convention
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/15/2016
About This Convention
Dealer tables : 8′ table $65 2 or more tables $60 each

Admission $5.00 (children 5 and under are free!)

Hourly door prizes!
Grand Door Prize @ 4:00pm

contact Joseph Figured @ AMWC75@hotmail.com

Venue Name and Address
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
United States
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Projected Attendance
800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

PA – The Origins of Strange Fruit

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Press Release:

Locust Moon publisher Josh O’Neill will discuss THE ORIGINS OF STRANGE FRUIT with superstar cartoonist and illustrator J.G. Jones at the Van Pelt Library on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM. This is the first in a series of of talks on comics and sequential art hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

Well known for illustrating prestigious comic series like FINAL CRISIS, BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN, and WANTED, as well as painting countless covers for Marvel and DC, J.G. Jones has created some of the most iconic and memorable images of the modern comics age. Last year he partnered with Mark Waid to debut the gorgeous and controversial STRANGE FRUIT, a fully painted science fiction comic confronting bigotry in the Jim Crow south. Join us for a talk with J.G. about art, race, and the difficulty of telling challenging stories in the comics industry.

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Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 898-7555

PA – Nerdcore Signing

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Atomic City Comics is proud to be hosting an in-store meet and greet/autograph signing with Nerdcore legends MC Lars and the hometown hero Philadelphia’s own Mega Ran on Saturday March 12th at 2:00 PM!

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Atomic City Comics
638 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

PA – Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale Signing

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Writer Mario Candelaria will be signing copies the new graphic novel ASHES: A FIREFIGHTER’S TALE at Barnes and Noble in Rittenhouse Square on Saturday, February 20th from 1-3PM!

ASHES: A FIREFIGHTER’S TALE written by Mario Candelaria (UNLAWFUL GOOD) with art by Karl Slominski (GOLGOTHA), takes readers along for the ride with a New York firefighter. Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were like family and being a firefighter came naturally. But his life changed in an instant when he lost his leg trying to save the last person trapped in a burning building. A riveting tale about perseverance, hard work, and overcoming the odds, ASHES is a gripping tale told in evocative black and white

“Mario Candelaria excavates the universal truths from everyday life.” – Dean Haspiel (AMERICAN SPLENDOR; THE ALCOHOLIC)

Mario Candelaria (Unlawful Good, Epilogue) is a writer and stand-up comedian who is constantly on the lookout for new and imaginative ways to bring an authentic perspective into his work. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Mario currently resides in suburban Philadelphia where he spends his days honing his craft and trying to figure out what exactly a “Wawa” is.

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Barnes and Noble – Rittenhouse
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-0716

PA – Superhero ABC Signing

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Artist Bob McLeod (Action Comics, New Mutants) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Superhero ABC on Sunday February 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
2960 Center Valley Pkwy Ste 742, Center Valley, PA 18034
610-791-3261

PA – Patience Signing

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Daniel Clowes appears at the Parkway Central Library in conversation with Sam Briger on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM to speak about his new graphic novel PATIENCE!

Press Release:

Celebrated graphic novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes is the multiple Harvey, Ignatz, and Eisner Award-winning creator of the alternative comic Eightball. His graphic novel Ghost World was adapted into an acclaimed film directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring Thora Birch. Called “the country’s premier underground cartoonist” (Newsweek) and “a bona-fide cult hero” (The New Yorker), he is a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. His new graphic novel is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness.

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

Steel City Con 2016 Announces Guests

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Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center on April 15 – April 17, 2016 with guests including Scott Wilson, Drea de Matteo, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Barbara Eden, Kristanna Loken, David Prowse, Jon Heder, Julie Benz, Tony Todd, Dee Wallace, Shirley Jones, Erik Estrada, Mick Foley, Sandahl Bergman, Terry Kiser, Eddie Deezen, and many more!

The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center.  It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables,  artist alley, and celebrity guests.  At the Steel City Con you can meet TV and film celebrities along with experience celebrity Q&As, panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. You can also take part in the Steel City Con’s cosplay, trivia contest and costume contests!

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Single day tickets or 3 day pass available now: www.steelcitycon.com/buy-tickets
Show Info: www.steelcitycon.com

PA – Pearls Before Swine Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis speaks at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM!

Stephan Pastis is a hilarious American cartoonist. He began his career as an attorney, but decided to try his hand at cartooning. The result was Pearls Before Swine, which at its heart is about two friends: an arrogant Rat who thinks he knows it all and a slow-witted Pig who doesn’t know any better. In 2013, inspired to break out of the box of a daily comic strip, Pastis took on the new challenge of becoming a children’s author, penning the first book in a middle grade series called Timmy Failure, about an inept kid detective and his sidekick polar bear.

Stick around after the lecture for a lemonade reception and book signing in the Library. Stephan’s books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.

Tickets are available online

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Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

PA – Sarah Vowell Speaks

00-VOWELL-lafayetteBestselling author Sarah Vowell appears at Lafayette College on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss her latest book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, described as an unconventional account of the Marquis de Lafayette’s service in Washington’s army, as part of the Jones Visiting Lecture series.

Her work explores how the young French aristocrat expected to discover an America united by the ideals of the Enlightenment but instead found divided allegiances — revolutionaries and loyalists — and a Congress often at odds with the Continental Army.

Vowell has written seven nonfiction books on American History, including Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot. Described as the “Queen of the literary hipster nerds” by Vanity Fair, Vowell is an American author, journalist, essayist, social commentator, and actress. She was a contributing editor for “This American Life” from 1996-2008, producing numerous commentaries and documentaries for the weekly public radio show broadcast and touring the country for many of its live shows. She has made several appearances on the “Late Show” with David Letterman, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.

Vowell is known for examining the connections between the American past and present. he offers personal, often humorous, accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on American Indians, utopian dreamers, pop music, and the odd cranky cartographer.

You may recognize Vowell’s voice from the Pixar animated film “The Incredibles,” for which where she provided the voice for Violet Parr, the shy teenager. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Vowell earned a B.A. from Montana State University in 1993 in modern languages and literatures and a M.A. in art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996.

The Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture Series was founded by Trustee Emeritus Thomas Roy Jones in 1973 to provide Lafayette College students with the opportunity to hear presentations by and interact with individuals of exemplary accomplishment in the academic world or in public life.

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Lafayette College – Colton Chapel
730 High St, Easton, PA 18042

PA – Walking Dead #150 Signing

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Tony Moore, artist and co-creator of The Walking Dead, appears at New Dimension Comics on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign the 150th issue of Walking Dead! Moore has also worked on creator-owned titles including Fear Agent, Battle Pope, Brit, and The Exterminators as well as drawing runs on Ghost Rider, Punisher, Deadpool, and Venom for Marvel Comics.

As part of his Midwest Tour, Tony will have a variety of merchandise and art prints, including a signed and numbered limited edition silkscreen tour poster (only 10 available per shop!), Walking Dead #150 cover prints, and a raffle to win a super-rare painted Sketch Variant Walking Dead #1 Artist Proof Edition (only 1 per shop!). Tony will also be sketching, signing books, kissing hands, and shaking babies.

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New Dimension Comics
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
590 Pittsburgh Mill Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 758-1560

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