Meet Rob Harrell, creator of the Top Shelf graphic novel Monster on the Hill, at Austin Books and Comics on Saturday, November 2nd from noon till 4pm!
About Monster on the Hill:
In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster — much to the townsfolk’s delight! Each town’s unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism.
Each town, that is… except for one. Unfortunately for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn’t quite as impressive. In fact, he’s a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It’s up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling.
Meet Cameron Stewart at Austin Books & Comics on Monday, November 11th. Press Release: Cameron Stewart’s Eisner Award-winning webcomic has been collected in its entirety in a hardcover volume by Dark Horse Comics, and we’re thrilled to host the artist’s only Texas stop on his whirlwind North American promotional tour! Pick up the new hardcover (we’ll also have Seaguy and more of Stewart’s books in stock, too!) and get it signed, ask questions, and get a chance to talk with the celebrated creator!
About Sin Titulo:
Following the death of his grandfather, young Alex Mackay discovers a mysterious photograph in the old man’s belongings that sets him on an adventure like no other-where dreams and reality merge, family secrets are laid bare, and lives are irrevocably altered.
Meet Ken Lowery (FakeAPstylebook, Write More Good, The Variants) and Robert Wilson (Knuckleheads) this Wednesday October 23, 2013 at Zeus from 11-7pm!
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
Neal Adams signs at Heroes and Fantasies on Thursday October 24, 2013 from 4:00 till 8:00 pm! The first signature is FREE; $10 for each additional signature.
Heroes and Fantasies
4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229
Women of Wonder Day returns to Heroes and Fantasies on Sunday October 20, 2013 from noon till 5:00 pm!
The event will include a celebrity memorabilia auction with autographed items from celebrities like Stephanie Meyer (Twilight books), Kevin Conroy (Batman), and Ioan Gruffold plus original artwork that feature comic book heroines donated by featured artists such as Neal Adams (Batman and Green Lantern), George Perez (New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman), Gary Frank (Batman and Shazam), Tom Grummet (Avengers), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony), Greg Land (X-men and Iron Man) and many others. This is a family event that will have comic book artists from around the country signing books, sketching and photo opportunities with super heroines. We invite visitors to come dressed in costume.
In October 2006-2010, the Wonder Woman Day IV events raised over $110,000 for Domestic Violence programs in Portland, Oregon and Flemington, NJ. The five-year combination of auctions of over 1,100 original art pieces, plus collectibles, autograph signings, and photo opportunities garnered spectacular turnouts and four Mayoral Proclamations! On October 30, 2011, the new Women of Wonder Day — again as a part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — took place, returning to Excalibur Books in Portland, Oregon, and Comic Fusion in Flemington, New Jersey, as well as at Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, Texas! $5,500 was raised in San Antonio and $24,000 was raised with all three auctions. This year, we have online bidding at the link!
Heroes and Fantasies
4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX
Writer Steve Niles appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm!
For one night, Austin Books & Comics becomes S-Mart when we host writer Steve Niles for the debut of Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from Dynamite!
As fans of both the Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror and the blood-curdling comic book tales of Mr. Niles, we’ve been excited about this new series since before it was announced. And now it’s finally here, and we’re going to have a party worthy of the King on October 30th from 4 to 7pm. Here’s what we have going!
• Meet Steve Niles and get Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 signed!
• Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness playing in the Back Issue Room!
• Spooky snacks and tunes!
• Prize for the best Army of Darkness costume!
• Enjoy the artwork from the Bernie Wrightson and Steve Niles present “Something Spooky” at Guzu Gallery art show!
Outlaw Moon Games & Toys
• Prize awarded to the winner of a special MidEvil competition!
• Play MidEvil with/against Steve Niles!
So strap on your chainsaw, memorize those three important words, and get some sugar, baby.
Sean Wang (Runners, a sci-fi adventure comic that is soon to release its second volume), Rob Harrell (all-ages graphic novel Monster on the Hill) and Matt Frank (artist, Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth) appear at Rogues Gallery Comics on Saturday, October 19th!
They will also also have free comics that include all-ages offerings like Sonic, Adventure Time, Ultimate Spider-Man Itty-Bitty Hellboy, Batman L’il Gotham, a Cartoon Network sampler of Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, and Ben 10. Plus more grown-up fare like a free sampler of horror manga master Junji Ito (a management favorite), a sample chapter of Batman: The Long Halloween and the debut of Avatar’s new dark modern fantasy Disenchanted!
1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX 78664
Noted academic scholar Jess Nevins appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, October 25th from noon to 4pm for the release of his latest book, the Fables Encyclopedia!
This book will be an essential for all of you Fables fans, because Nevins details the historical information of every character that’s appeared in the hit Vertigo series. If you’ve read his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen companions, you know how in-depth his studies take him. Plus, there’s art from cover artists James Jean, Joao Ruas and series regulars Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha fun facts and anecdotes from series writer Bill Willingham and a cover by Adam Hughes.
Brad Meltzer signs Barnes & Noble at Friday, October 25th at 7pm!
Barnes & Noble – Lincoln Park
7700 W Northwest Hwy #300, Dallas, TX 75225
Wizard World Comic Con Plans Massive Expansion In 2014, Adding Seven New Cities To The Largest Comic Con Tour Ever
World’s Largest Pop Culture Convention Series Now Includes 15 Events With Plans To Expand To Sacramento, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; Minneapolis; Atlanta; San Antonio; Richmond, Va.; Tulsa, Okla.
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), the world’s largest pop culture convention series is announcing a large-scale expansion to its already largest Comic Con Tour. Fans of movies, TV, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, games, sci-fi, sports entertainment, music and more across the U.S. will now be treated to a whopping 15 events in 2014, potentially with room for additional expansion.
Wizard World promises to continue bringing top-level celebrities for autographs, photo ops and panel programming as well as top rated TV show and blockbuster film and game releases to engage with the Comic Con audience. Additionally, while industry trends show artists exhibition areas shrinking at many other convention show floors, Wizard World has a strong commitment to including leading and up-and-coming comic book artists and writers from the U.S. and from all over the world. Over a dozen countries’ top talent have been represented at Wizard World 2013 events including Canada, Mexico, Spain, Great Britain, France, Italy, Philippines, Turkey, Singapore, Croatia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and more.
Fans can expect to see community fueled costume contests, evening panel programming, live video streaming, top industry exhibitors, retailers, fan groups and exclusive attractions (like the Frank Frazetta pop-up museum collection) that are staples of the Wizard World experience, providing memorable and long-lasting experiences for attendees of all ages.
Eight cities from the 2013 schedule return next year: Portland, Ore. (Jan. 24-26, Oregon Convention Center); New Orleans (Feb. 7-9, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center); St. Louis (April 4-6, America’s Center); Philadelphia (June 19-22, Pennsylvania Convention Center); Chicago (Aug. 21-24, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center); Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 26-28, Music City Center); Austin, Texas (Oct. 11-12, Austin Convention Center); and Columbus, Ohio (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Greater Columbus Convention Center).
The tour has expanded to include the following new shows: Sacramento, Calif. (March 7-9, Sacramento Convention Center); Louisville, Ky. (March 28-30, Kentucky International Convention Center); Minneapolis (May 2-4, Minneapolis Convention Center); Atlanta (May 30-June 1, Georgia World Congress Center); San Antonio (Aug. 1-3, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center); Richmond, Va. (Sept. 12-14, Greater Richmond Convention Center) and Tulsa, Okla. (Nov., 7-9, Cox Business Center).
“Our mantra has been, ‘Give the fans a great experience, give the celebrities and creators a great experience, take care of our exhibitors and everyone will want to come back,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO and Chairman. “We have had such an overwhelmingly positive reaction to all our 2013 events, both first-year and existing shows, that it was obvious what the fans were telling us – ‘We want more!’”
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Three events in the coming months conclude the 2013 slate: Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22); Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18-20); and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24).
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at http://www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.
Wizard World 2013 Schedule
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 11-12 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con