Waxacon (November 2017)

Waxacon

Convention Name
Waxacon
Convention Website Address
http://www.waxacon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/19/2017
About This Convention
A hometown convention held at the Waxahachie Civic Center just south of Dallas at I-35E and HWY 287. Focussed on local Texas artists, vendors, cosplayers, and guests. Events like speed dating, MTG tournament, Trivia, and special VIP events and private lounge. Plenty of Hotels and restaurants . Free Parking. Food trucks.
Venue Name and Address
Waxacon
2000 Civic Center dr
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Miltos Yerolemou, Corin Nemec, Olivia Hack, Tamsen McDonough, Jeff Teravainen, Chuck Huber, Steven Brust, and more plus local cosplayers.

TX – The Archies #1 Signing

Artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) appears at Austin Books & Comics for the release of The Archies on Wednesday May 24th from 1:00 to 6:00pm!

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

North Texas Comic Book Show (July 2017)

Convention Name
North Texas Comic Book Show July 15th & 16th, 2017 | Dallas (Irving Convention Center)
Convention Website Address
http://comicbooksdallas.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/16/2017
About This Convention
The North Texas Comic Book Show will be held July 15th & 16th, 2017 at the Irving Convention Center (Dallas, TX). Special guests at the event will be Jim Starlin and Mark Bagley. Also featured will be The Zombie King Arthur Suydam, Mark Morales, Geof Isherwood, Larry Stroman, and Doug Hazlewood. We are a dedicated comic con that will be home to thousands and thousands of comics, comic book collectibles, and a good selection of toys. If you are a dealer or fan on their way to San Diego why not swing by Dallas on the way.
Venue Name and Address
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jim Starlin, Mark Bagley, Arthur “The Zombie King” Suydam, Mark Morales, Larry Stroman, Geof Isherwood, Doug Hazlewood

TX – Fierce Reads 2017 Signing

Scott Westerfeld, Taran Matharu, Kristen Orlando, and Erin Beaty sign at BookPeople on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

ABOUT SPILL ZONE

The first volume of an original graphic novel series from New York Times–bestselling author Scott Westerfeld.

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.

The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse.

When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison’s name.

ABOUT THE TRAITOR’S KISS

What makes her unfit to be a lady, makes her a brilliant spy—but can she spot another?

To escape the threat of being married off by her uncle, orphaned Sage Fowler accepts an apprenticeship with a matchmaker. Intelligent and unruly, she’s perfect for gathering information on prospective clients. Protected by a small army contingent, Sage and her mentor escort a group of ladies to be matched with noblemen. Sage spies on soldiers and brides alike as they travel.

Amongst rumors of a political uprising, a handsome solider recruits Sage to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers, the more uncertain she is of whom to trust. Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.

With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, The Traitor’s Kiss is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.

ABOUT THE BATTLEMAGE

The third book of the YA Summoner quartet, which has been compared to Tolkien, Rowling, and Pullman.

Fletcher and his classmates from Vocans Academy—including the elf Sylva and the dwarf Othello— time-travel through the ether, pursued by Wyvern Riders and the albino orc, Khan. In a race against time to survive the ether’s poison, they find clues about traitors in their midst, and Fletcher’s demon, Ignatius, changes in ways neither anticipate.

With plenty of duels, double-crosses, and even some romance, the team of Summoners faces their biggest challenge yet. Can they rebuild their world and broker peace?

Harry Potter meets Pokemon meets The Lord of the Rings in Taran Matharu’s Summoner quartet. Fans will eagerly anticipate this action-packed installment.

ABOUT YOU DON’T KNOW MY NAME

A girl raised to be an elite spy is torn between honoring her family’s legacy and living a normal life with the boy she loves in this thrilling YA debut, chosen to be the FIRST Swoon Reads hardcover!

Fighter, faker, student, spy.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is meant to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top- secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.

Now, Reagan has to decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into or throw it all away to follow her heart and lead the normal life she’s always wanted? And does she even have a choice at all?

ABOUT SCOTT WESTERFELD

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series, and is co-author of the Zeroes trilogy. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

ABOUT ERIN BEATY

Erin Beaty was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, which means she can’t drive a tractor, but she won’t eat veggies that come from a can. She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in rocket science and served in the fleet as a weapons officer and a leadership instructor. She and her husband have five children, two cats, and a vegetable garden and live wherever the Navy tells them to go.

ABOUT TARAN MATHARU

YA fantasy Wattpad sensation, Taran Matharu, is the author of the The Summoner series, which includes two New York Times bestsellers: The Novice and The Inquisition. Taran began to write the Summoner series in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in the internet writing phenomenon Nanowrimo. On Wattpad, The Novice has been read over 7.5 million times! The third book in the series, The Battlemage, will publish from Feiwel & Friends in May 2017. Taran Matharu is a half-Brazilian, half-Indian author, born and raised in London.Follow him on Twitter at @TaranMatharu1.

ABOUT KRISTEN ORLANDO

Writing is one of the great loves of Kristen Orlando’s life and she has been lucky enough to make it her living, first as a television producer, then as a marketer, and now as a novelist. Kristen graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with the other great love of her life, Michael. You Don’t Know My Name is her debut novel.

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

TX – Stained #1 Signings

Writer David Baron signs the first issue of STAINED at each Bedrock City Comic Co. location on Thursday, May 11, 2017. RSVP on Facebook!

Come out and meet David at one of his schedule tour stops:

10:00 – 11:00 AM FM1960 W. location (4683 FM 1960 W Houston, TX 77069)
Noon – 1:00 PM Washington location (4602 Washington Ave Suite A Houston, TX 77007)
1:30 – 2:30 PM Westheimer location (6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057)
3:00 – 4:00 PM Sugar Land location (4831 HWY 6 Missouri City, TX 77459)

6:00 – 7:00 PM Clear Lake location (102 W. Bay Area Blvd Webster, TX 77598)

Plus, pre-order your copy of STAINED at any Bedrock City Comic Co. location and be entered-to-win a STAINED variant from artist Natasha Alterici (Heathen #1). One customer from each Bedrock City Comic Co. store will win a signed Convention Exclusive variant signed by David Baron and Natasha Alterici! HINT: Come to the signing and receive an extra entry into this contest!

STAINED #1 (OF 5)
451 MEDIA GROUP
(W) David Baron (A) Yusuf Idris (CA) Steve Morris
Meet Emma London: recovery artist and bounty hunter for hire. She is strong, possibly indomitable, and – did we mention? – part machine. Emma is the type that dives head first into things that most wouldn’t and shouldn’t. Those dark places that no one else will go to track down the subhuman criminals lurking in the underbelly of society and brings them to justice. Emma attempts to take down a pair of international diamond smugglers, but her story explodes forward when initially what was thought to be a hunt for a priceless painting with a record high bounty, leads her to something darker and more monstrous than she could have ever imagined.

DAVID BARON (Writer of STAINED) – 2016 Harvey Award Nominee, 2015 Comic Attack Award Winner and a top comic professional for DC COMICS, VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT, IDW, IMAGE COMICS, CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT and now 451 Media, spanning over twenty plus years with highlights including GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE, PLANETARY, THE AUTHORITY, JLA, DETECTIVE COMICS (THE BLACK MIRROR), GREEN LANTERN, DIVINITY and BLOODSHOT: REBORN including Art Directing, along side BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, the WORLD OF WARCRAFT TCG.

 

TX – Night Owl Society Signing

James Venhaus, creator of the IDW comic Night Owl Society, signs at Austin Books & Comics on Sunday, May 7th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

ABOUT NIGHT OWL SOCIETY
High School sucks! He’s never kissed a girl, his best friend is the school chaplain, and the only other friend he has was just killed by a notorious mob boss. Armed with nothing but a homemade mask, a few misfit friends and an overdeveloped sense of right and wrong, sixteen year-old David Foxworth sets out balance the karma in his life without getting killed… or grounded.

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

TX – FCBD: Zeus Comics

Jenny Frison, Jen Van Meter, Michael Lark, Robert Wilson IV, Jordan Boyd, Ken Lowery, Chad Thomas, and more sign at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Zeus Comics
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 219-8697

TX – Amory Wars Signing

Claudio Sanchez, creator of Amory Wars and lead singer of Coheed & Cambria, appears at Watchtower Comics on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM!

Claudio has a firm time limit for signings, so to ensure that everyone gets to meet Claudio and gets their comics signed here are the rules we have been given for the signing:

  • 2 item limit–comics only
  • Items are limited to Claudio’s comic work
  • No photos

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Watchtower Comics & Cards
12303 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077
(832) 617-8846

TX – FCBD: Batman #1 Variant Signing

Artist Scott Williams appears at The Bearded Monk at 8:00 PM on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Presented by Nerd Nite Denton and More Fun Comics and Games.

Scott Williams has been working with the top talents in the comics world for over 20 years, and is most famous for being the artist/inker who helped give Image Comics their distinctive style when the upstart imprint launched in the ’90s. Besides his bold inkwork, Williams gained recognition helping with the coloring duties on the popular Joe Madureira series Battle Chasers. He’s also worked on books for every major publisher during his distinguished career, with notable runs for both DC and Marvel.

Williams has previously worked on X-Men, WildCATs, Gen¹³, Batman, Superman, and the crossover WildC.A.T.s/X-Men as well as Justice League, but more recently has inked All-Star Batman and Robin, penciled by Jim Lee and written by Frank Miller.

In 1993, he was nominated as a finalist for an Eisner Award as Best Inker, and in 2012 Scott was the Co-Recipient of the The Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award from the Inkwell Award committee.

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The Bearded Monk
122 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201

TX – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM! Tickets available at the link…

In this live event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.

“I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art.

Today, as one of the most celebrated writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods, took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards—as did his bestselling young adult story, Coraline. Another children’s novel, The Graveyard Book, is the only work to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals – awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.

Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which has garnered a large number of accolades including nine Eisner Awards, was described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into “art.” Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the greatest epic in the history of the form, an issue of Sandman was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Two of Gaiman’s speeches have gone viral. One of them, “Make Good Art,” an inspiring commencement address from 2012, received 1.5 million views (Vimeo and YouTube), and proved so popular it was released as a book illustrated and designed by Chip Kidd.

A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading. He is a passionate advocate for books and libraries, and a supporter and former board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. His blog has more than a million regular readers, and more than two million people follow him on Twitter. Born in England, Gaiman lives in the United States and teaches at Bard College. He is married to artist/musician Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes
performs.

Neil Gaiman has been honored with numerous awards around the world. Altogether, he has received 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award, 2 Mythopoeic Awards, and 15 Eisner Awards. Other honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize (for his body of work), Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Defender of Liberty award, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts, one of the oldest American universities dedicated to the visual and performing arts and design.

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AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202

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