TX – Power Cubed #1 Signing

power-cubedPress Release:

Bedrock City Comics is excited to welcome Power Cubed writer, author, and cover artist Aaron Lopresti to our Westheimer location on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM.

Lopresti has worked on a wide variety of characters including: Spider-Man, X-Men, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic, and the self published Atomic Toybox (just to name a few).

Aaron will provide quick head shots for $10.00 and will have prints and sketchbooks to sell too.

Read on to get the details on Aaron Lopresti’s remarkable Power Cubed first issue:

POWER CUBED #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
What if you had a piece of technology that created anything you could possibly want, and all you had to do was imagine it? What would you wish for? For Kenny Logan, his first wish is to survive his eighteenth birthday! His unique matter-reinterpreting device has attracted the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist with plans for world domination and an elite government agent who is hell bent on acquiring the device to stop an alien invasion at any cost. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe!

Aaron is also currently writing and drawing the up coming Metamorpho series for DC and is probably best known for his work on Wonder Woman, Justice League International, Ms. Marvel, Planet Hulk and most recently DC’s Convergence.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

TX – Corey Taylor & Randy Blythe Signing

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BookPeople is thrilled to present Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and lead singer of Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, for a joint signing of their new books You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days on Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM! This is a book signing only. Tickets are required to join the signing line. See the event guidelines below.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
-This event is a SIGNING only. Taylor & Blythe will not give a public talk. They will, however, be very happy to meet you!
-Tickets are required to join the signing line.
-Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of You’re Making Me Hate You and/or Dark Days.
-The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
-Tickets must be presented to join the signing line at this event.
-No memorabilia will be signed.

ABOUT COREY TAYLOR

Corey Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. The lead singer of the hard rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey has earned eleven platinum records, forty-three gold records, and a Grammy Award.

ABOUT YOU’RE MAKING ME HATE YOU

Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behavior and life in this postmodern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers, megamalls, airports, family reunions, bad fashion choices, other people’s monstrous children, and badly-behaved “adult” human beings are warping life in the twenty-first century into an often-unbearable endurance test of one’s patience, fortitude, and faith. “You’re Making Me Hate You” is a blisteringly funny diatribe that skewers the worst aspects of human behavior with a knowing eye for every excruciating detail, told in the vivid way that only Corey Taylor can.

Like his previous bestselling forays, “You’re Making Me Hate You” is an unflinching glimpse into the mind of Corey Taylor, who spares no one from his seething gaze. Make no mistake: this is not the Corey Taylor you run into at meet-and-greets or in line at the coffee shop. This is not the kind and cuddly guy who kisses babies and takes pictures with your mom while leaving a voicemail for that distant cousin in college. This is not the loveable scamp who can poke just as much fun at himself as he does at the various rubes around him, though to be fair he does save one chapter for a brutal and lacerating self-analysis. This is Corey Motherfucking Taylor. This is the Great Big Mouth. This is that bastard you wonder about when you listen to Slipknot and Stone Sour.

ABOUT RANDY BLYTHE

Randy Blythe was born in Alabama and studied at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama. He edited Aura from 1986 to 1988, co-founded Birmingham Poetry Review and co-edited that publication from 1988 to 1998, and assistant-edited Birmingham Poetry Review from 1998 to 2008. In addition to his work as a teacher, writer, and editor, he was a plumber for many years in Birmingham, a cattle farmer on his family’s land in Etowah County, Alabama, and a drummer in rock, jazz, blues, and country bands. He lives in Birmingham and continues to teach composition, literature, and creative writing. He has published poems in numerous little magazines, among them The Laurel Review, Tar River Poetry, South Carolina Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Black Warrior Review. This is his first full-length collection.

ABOUT DARK DAYS

On June 27, 2012, the long-running, hard-touring, and world-renowned metal band lamb of god landed in Prague for their first concert there in two years. Vocalist D. Randall “Randy” Blythe was looking forward to a few hours off a rare break from the touring grind in which to explore the elegant, old city. However, a surreal scenario worthy of Kafka began to play out at the airport as Blythe was detained, arrested for manslaughter, and taken to Pankraacutec Prison, a notorious 123-year-old institution where the Nazis’ torture units had set up camp during the German occupation of then-Czechoslovakia, and where today hundreds of prisoners are housed, awaiting trial and serving sentences in claustrophobic, sweltering, nightmare-inducing conditions.

Two years prior, a 19-year-old fan died of injuries suffered at a lamb of god show in Prague, allegedly after being pushed off stage by Blythe, who had no vivid recollection of the incident. Stage-crashing and -diving being not uncommon occurrences, as any veteran of hard rock, metal, and punk shows knows, the concert that could have left him imprisoned for years was but a vague blur in Blythe’s memory, just one of the hundreds of shows his band had performed over their decades-long career.

At the time of his arrest Blythe had been sober for nearly two years, having finally gained the upper hand over the alcoholism that nearly killed him. But here he faced a new kind of challenge: jailed in a foreign land and facing a prison sentence of up to ten years. Worst of all, a young man was dead, and Blythe was devastated for him and his family, even as the reality of his own situation began to close in behind Pankraacutec Prison’s glowering walls of crumbling concrete and razor wire.

What transpired during Blythe’s incarceration, trial, and eventual acquittal is a rock ‘n’ roll road story unlike any other, one that runs the gamut from tragedy to despair to hope and finally to redemption. While never losing sight of the sad gravity of his situation, Blythe relates the tale of his ordeal with one eye fixed firmly on the absurd (and at times bizarrely hilarious) circumstances he encountered along the way. Blythe is a natural storyteller and his voice drips with cutting humor, endearing empathy, and soulful insight.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Mike Grell Signing

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Press Release:

Bedrock City Comics is excited to welcome comic book writer and artist Mike Grell to our Westheimer & Clear Lake locations. Mike is best know for his work on Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and The Warlord. Mike will be signing on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the following Bedrock City Locations: Westheimer Store from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM and Clear Lake Store from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mike will autograph one of his books for free and will charge $2.00 for each additional autograph.

The following will be available:
11 X 17 prints (include autograph)
B & W $15.00 – $20.00
Color $25.00-30.00

Onsite sketches (Head Only) $75.00

All commissions will need to be handled through his art agent, Scott Kress at www.catskillcomics.com

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

102 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
(281) 557-2748

TX – Worlds Collide Signing

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Press Release:

Bedrock City is happy to welcome local author Robert Bexar to our Washington store on Saturday, August 15th from noon till 3:00 PM! Robert will be signing copies of his book ‘Worlds Collide: The History of Comics and Politics 101.’

This book is an introduction into how politics have affected comic books since Superman’s inception in 1938 to today and how these very comics have educated and inspired millions of children and adults worldwide.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
4602 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 862-0100

The Great Fables Wake

Fables_150Press Release:

After 150 issues, Fables, an iconic and beloved Vertigo comic series, has drawn to a close. To properly celebrate and mourn the end of such a beloved story, Austin Books & Comics has teamed up with Bill Willingham to throw a three-day party-vigil. On Friday, August 14th and drawing to a close on Sunday, August 16th, guests including Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Adam Harrington, Jess Nevins, and Fables editor Shelly Bond, will take up residence at Austin Books & Comics to bring you panels, contests and signings.

Looking back on his time spent with Fables, Bill Willingham remarks, “Fables comprised the thirteen most rewarding years of my life – not in a financial sense, although it did that just fine, but in the more vital sense of a professional spinner of tall tales doing the work he knows he should be doing. My gratitude to my fellow creators, those who published, distributed and sold Fables, and finally to those who read Fables for all of those years is undiminished.”

About Austin Books & Comics: Austin Books & Comics is the premiere place in Austin, TX for all of your nerd wants and needs. Spanning four specialty stores, Austin Books & Comics has been covering all corners of the comic and pop culture worlds since 1977. Over the past 25 years, the Austin Chronicle has consistently rated Austin Books & Comics the best comic book store in Austin, naming it “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”

Planned activities include: signings, keg party, costume contest, and more:

THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST (open book) FABLES TRIVIA QUIZ

AN ORIGINAL FABLES “RADIO” PLAY, written by Bill and performed live for you by the Not Ready for Storytime Players. Adam Harrington will of course be voicing Bigby, but other parts will be played by: Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Mark Finn, and so on. It’ll be a hoot, and is being written exclusively for the Great Fables Wake.

THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. This was a hit at Fablescon, so we’re doing it again. And the prize packages will be bigger, better and simply more Fab this time around.

And there will be panels and presentations to boot:
A FABLES POST MORTEM, in which Mark Finn leads a discussion, now that it’s all over, about what storylines never made it into Fables, but should have, and what stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. After all, you can’t have a wake without the autopsy.

THE PAPER WOLF AMONG US, in which Bigby (Adam Harrington) interviews Matt and Dave about the glories and difficulties in adapting the video game back into funnybook form.

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, in which our panelists get serious, and maybe even a bit contentious, about what is right and what isn’t when adapting and adopting folklore from around the globe.

For further details and any updated information, please visit greatfableswake.tumblr.com.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

Valiant Announces New Series of Dates for Their 25th Anniversary Convention Tour

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Press Release:

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!

After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:

Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
StocktonCon

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con

Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon
Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ

The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!

Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

Awesome Comic Book Collector Show (Fort Worth, TX) (August 2015)

Awesome Collector Shows

Convention Name
Awesome Comic Book Collector Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/30/2015
About This Convention
Fort Worth,Texas
“Awesome Comic Book Collector Show
Sunday August 30,2015Hampton Inn and Suites – DFW Airport South
4201 Reggis Court
Fort Worth,Texas 76155
(near N. (Hwy 360 and Trinity Blvd / from Hwy 183 go south on Hwy 360)Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books and related collectibles.
Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishersHours:11am – 4pm Admission:$3.00 (Kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
The Early Buyer Hour Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 people will be allowed in during the Early Buyer Hour !

Bring your old comic books to the show. Dealers will be buying !

Win a $25 shopping spree! Drawings at 10:30am,1:30pm and 3:30pm

Dealer Tables: (25 – 6ft. available) Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER 3:00PM DEADLINE (IF AVAILABLE)
Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 218089
Houston,Texas 77218
(254)722 -2399
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
like us on facebook / awesome comic book collector show

Venue Name and Address
Hampton Inn and Suites – DFW Airport South
4021 Reggis Court
Fort Worth, Texas 76155
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

TX – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at BookPeople on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Felicia Day, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actress on the Joss Whedon Emmy-award winning Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, to BookPeople to sign You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), her new book filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
*This event is a SIGNING only. Day will not give a public talk. She will, however, be very happy to meet you!
*Tickets are required to join the signing line.
*Tickets are available to purchase online and in-store.
*Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) plus tax.
*Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person and will be exchanged for ONE signed copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) at the signing table the day of the event.
*The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
*Ticketholders MUST be in line at 6pm when the signing begins in order to receive signed books. We cannot guarantee signed copies for late arrivals, even if you purchased your ticket well in advance.
*Additional guidelines to come.

Please note: Copies of the book purchased elsewhere may be signed only if you purchase something of equal value ($25.99) from BookPeople. When you purchase something of equal value, you will be given a line ticket. These line tickets will be available the day of the event, not in advance.

CAN’T MAKE THE EVENT? YOU CAN ORDER A SIGNED, PERSONALIZED BOOK!
Place your order for a signed, personalized copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) right over here!
What does “personalized” mean? It means Felicia Day will sign the book to any name you’d like.
No limit to the number of personalized books one person can order!

ABOUT FELICIA DAY:
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka. She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural. However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

ABOUT YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST):
The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day–violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.

After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism–just like her memoir.

Hilarious and inspirational, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now–even for a digital misfit.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Archie #1 Signing

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Writer Mark Waid and Terry Moore, artist of the Bedrock City Comics exclusive variant cover, appear at Bedrock City’s Westheimer location on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 4:00 till 8:00 PM! Get your exclusive Bedrock City Variant Cover Archie #1 cover signed by both Mark and Terry.

ABOUT ARCHIE #1:
Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples re-imagine an icon! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun-but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens – and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

TX – Armada Signing

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Press Release:

Half Price Books is proud to welcome bestselling author of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson on Monday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m. for a talk, Q&A and book signing of Ernest’s new novel, Armada, due out Tuesday, July 14. Purchase “Armada” at the Richardson HPB and get a free limited edition “Armada” patch while supplies last. The book will also be for sale at the Alamo Drafthouse event on July 27. For tickets, visit Alamo Drafthouse. Space is limited.

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Alamo Drafthouse
100 S Central Expy Suite 14, Richardson, Texas 75080
(972) 534-2120

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