PA – Bats: Learning to Fly Signing

Cartoonist Falynn Koch appears at Brave New Worlds on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign BATS: LEARNING TO FLY, the latest in First Second’s Science Comics series.

In this ultrasonic volume, Falynn Koch introduces us to a remarkable but misunderstood flying mammal: the bat! In Bats, we follow a little brown bat whose wing is injured by humans on a nature hike. He is taken to a bat rehabilitation center where he meets many different species of bats. They teach him how they fly, what they eat, and where they like to live.

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

PA – Difficult Women Signing

Author Roxane Gay appears at the Philadelphia Library on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present her new collection of short stories, Difficult Women. Tickets available at the link.

Roxane Gay’s “commanding debut” (The New Yorker) novel An Untamed State, the tale of a willful Haitian kidnap victim, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Prize for Fiction. She is also the author of the acclaimed essay collection Bad Feminist and the forthcoming memoir Hunger, and her other writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Best American Short Stories, and McSweeney’s. Gay is also the founder of Tiny Hardcore Press and co-editor of PANK, a nonprofit literary arts collective. A story collection of the privileged and impoverished, the loved and forsaken, Difficult Women portrays a beautiful, haunting cross-section of modern America.

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

PA – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero Signing

Michael DeForge and Sadie Dupuis appear at Brickbat Books on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM for a live reading and book signing as he introduces the world to Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. Sticks has escaped her heritage for the refuge of the woods and through her story, DeForge delivers another deeply humane work, one that subtly questions the integrity of the political state and contemporary journalism, all while investigating our relationship to the natural world.

Author Bio:
Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. His one-person anthology series Lose has been nominated for, or won, every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner awards. His previous graphic novels with Drawn & Quarterly are Ant Colony, Big Kids, and First Year Healthy. This March he releases Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero.

Sadie Dupuis is a musician, writer and artist who most frequently performs as the frontdemon of the rock group Speedy Ortiz, which has released two critically acclaimed albums for Carpark Records. She also writes politically-geared pop songs under the moniker Sad13. Based in Philadelphia, her writing on music has been published in Spin, New York Magazine, and Nylon, and she earned an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst.

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-1207

Nittany Con (September 2017)

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Convention Name
Nittany Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.nittanycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/24/2017
About This Convention
State College’s Premier Comic Book Event enters it’s 5th Year with Chris Claremont heading the charge as the featured guest!
Venue Name and Address
Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center
1450
State College, PA 16801
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
1,200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Chris Claremont, Mark McKenna, Robert Hack, Livio Ramondelli

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Williamsport Comic Con (April 2017)

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Convention Name
Williamsport Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.williamsportcomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/23/2017
About This Convention
Williamsport’s New Comic Con!

Sponsored by the local comic store, Isle of Comics, WPCC is THE Comic Book event in Lycoming County!

Venue Name and Address
Genetti Hotel
200 W 4th St
Williamsport, PA 17701
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Greg LaRocque, Alitha Martinez, Chris Ring, Jason Lenox, Dave Sharpe, Charles Paul Wilson

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PA – Terms and Conditions Signing

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak reads from and signs copies of his astonishing new graphic novel, Terms and Conditions. Sikoryak will be at The ToonSeum on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 PM. The event, which is being co-sponsored by Pittsburgh’s Copacetic Comic Company, is free and open to the public. Signed copies of Sikoryak’s acclaimed Terms and Conditions will be available for purchase.

About the Author/Artist:
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he’s presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg.

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Toonseum
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 232-0199

Alan Tudyk Joins Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017

Press Release:

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con adds Alan Tudyk to their guest roster for the convention on Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9, 2017.

Tudyk’s credits cross film, TV, voice acting, and stage work. He is the creator and star of the webseries Con Man for which he also co-wrote the accompanying comic book Spectrum. In the early 2000s, he starred in the short-lived, though passionately loved, TV show Firefly. Created by Joss Whedon, the show combined elements of sci-fi in space with cowboys in the Old West. Most recently he played the scene stealing security droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He also voices characters in several Disney animated films, including Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana.

Tudyk currently stars as Van Wayne, head of Wayne Security, in NBC’s new workplace comedy “Powerless,” opposite Vanessa Hudgens. “Powerless” is the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, where the story follows the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains

He’s joining fellow media stars Angus Macinnes (Judge Dredd), David Ankrum (voice A New Hope), Alan Harris (Empire Strikes Back), Sean Schemmel and Mike McFarland (voice Dragonball Z), Veronica Taylor (Sailor Moon), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), and Karan Ashley and Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).

Comics guests include Neal Adams (Superman), Mike Zeck (The Amazing Spider-Man), Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), Michael Golden (Doctor Strange), Ty Templeton (Batman ’66), Chriscross (Unity), and Graham Nolan (Detective Comics).

Visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com for further information and tickets! RSVP on Facebook!

But-Con (February 2017)

Pittsburgh Comics & Collectibles Show!
10a-5pm

Saturday Feb 11, 2017

Clearview Mall, 101 Clearview Circle, Butler Pa 16001

Free admission! Free Parking!

Artists! Giveaways! Cosplay! Vendors!

Artist tables:

Get 1/2 table for FREE! or Get a whole table for $40

Vendor booths:

$50 per 8 Ft table.

To get your table please email Dan(at)3riverscomicon.com for a contract and payment options.

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PA – Mice Templar Signing

Writer Bryan J.L. Glass appears at Fat Jack’s Comicrypt on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 starting at 11:00 AM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

Fat Jack’s Comicrypt
2006 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-963-0788

Collectorfest Comic-Con and Fan-Fest (July 2017)

Convention Name
Collectorfest Comic-con & Fan-Fest
Convention Website Address
http://www.thecollectorfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2017
About This Convention
Attention True Believers::
Coming to the world famous 2300 Arena on Saturday July 15th 2017….
The Collectorfest Comic-Con & Fan-Fest!!
From Comic Books to Action Figures, Star Wars to Star Trek, Marvel to DC and everything in-between. Collectorfest descends on to Philadelphia bringing a day of fun for the entire family! Celebrity guests, Cosplay contests, Comic Artists, and plenty of surprises for everyone. This all goes down this summer!! Doors open at 10am sharp, tell your friends, bring the family for a day you will never forget! Look for blockbuster announcements regarding collectorfest in the coming months!! Mark your calendars, Collectorfest debuts July 15th 2017!!!
Venue Name and Address
2300 arena
2300 S Swanson ST
Philadelphia, PA 19148
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

COLLECTORFEST

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