Hero Initiative Heads to Fan Expo Dallas 2016 with Special Guest David DeGrand

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Hero Initiative Heads to Fan Expo Dallas With special Guest David DeGrand

SpongeBobLos Angeles, CA (May 26, 2016) Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, will be attending Fan Expo Dallas at the Dallas Convention Center June 3rd-5th.

Anchoring our booth all three days is special guest artist David DeGrand, best known for his work on SpongeBob SquarePants and MADMagazine. Stop on by our booth, A57-A58, and get a sketch or signature!

And top creators Agnes Garbowska, Greg Pak, Brent Peeples, and Dan Slott will all be collecting donations for Hero as well! Swing by on them and do the right thing!

See ya’ll there!

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $950,000 to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Infinicon (August 2016)

Infinicon Dallas

Convention Name
Infinicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.Infinicon.net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/05/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/07/2016
About This Convention
Star Wars fans have a rare opportunity to meet Dickey Beer in person August 5-7, 2016.

Mr. Beer is the actor / stuntman who played Boba Fett in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi! In Return of the Jedi Mr. Beer was also an Imperial Biker Scout, Stormtrooper, Gamorrean Guard, and “Barada”… one of Jabba’s skiff guards. Mr. Beer’s Hollywood resume includes Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade among his many fan-favorite credits.

Joining Mr. Beer are Gerald Home and Bill Blair.

Gerald Home was also a masked actor in Star Wars: Return fo the Jedi. His first character from Jabba’s Palace was named “Tessek” according to the Star Wars Expanded Universe (or Squid Head to collectors of vintage Kenner action figures). In later scenes Mr. Home portrayed a Mon Calamari Officer on the bridge of Admiral Ackbar’s attack cruiser during the assault on the second Death Star.

Bill Blair has made frequent appearances on Babylon 5, Deep Space 9, Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, and dozens of other sci-fi and fan culture series’; often without the need to reprise roles. Mr. Blair set the Guinness World Record for “Most Special Effect Make-Up Characters Portrayed in a Career” back in May of 2011 with 202 characters, in addition to the roles he has continued to play in the five years since.

The actors will be meeting fans and signing autographs at Infinicon, a three day convention in Addison (North Dallas), Texas that features costuming, science fiction, steampunk, and gameshow content along with console gaming tournaments, an art show with exhibiting artists, and a vendor room.

Everyone is talking about Infinicon! The three-day convention featuring cosplay, steampunk, console gaming, gameshows, celebrity guests, an art show, vendor room, and artist alley is August 5th through 7th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison, Texas.

Friday is the tournament of costumes. Take your top costumes into a one-of-a-kind head-to-head tournament! First place is a Brother brand embroidery sewing machine and second place is a Brother sewing serger.

Friday night Los Bastardos, Dallas’ premiere shadowcast, presents the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Entrance is free for all convention attendees… Although you must be seventeen with ID or accompanied.

Saturday afternoon is the Cosplay Contest presented by CosPod. Buy your convention badge in advance and you can register online to compete.

Sunday is the Cosplay Community swap meet. Tables are available from the Vendor Registration Page on the website. The ballroom is open to the public to shop until 5pm. No badge is required for entry. All costume communities and genres are welcome to participate.

All weekend long there is console gaming sponsored by The Slurred Nerd. Daily tournaments have $300 cash in combined prizes.

The steampunk track is provided by Mad Raven Productions.

The JediCole Universe is producing fun game shows to challenge your nerd and fan culture knowledge and skills.

And the United States of Geekdom have put together some Infinicon exclusive content for their fans, followers, and new found friends.

Taffeta Darling stars as Infinicon’s 2016 Cosplay Guest of the year. Starting out as a pinup model and cosplayer, Taffeta was nominated and won Sam Johnson’s coveted “Fan Babe of the Year for 2010”, and was a top three finalist in the “Hot Rods and Heels” Texas Pin-Up Model of the Year for 2011. She created the YouTube channel: “FanGirls” which features DIY video discussions and reviews on video games, comics, novels, movies, conventions and other pop culture musts.

You too can become a part of the show. Volunteer positions; panel, performance, and content provider applications; vendor and exhibitor booths; small press and artist tables; and art show submission guidelines are all available from the main website.

Buy your badge and book your hotel room today. (Really, today!)

Infinicon. It’s the convention everyone is talking about. Tell your friends.

Discounted tickets are available online in advance, or are available at the door on the days of the event: August 5-7, 2016.

Full information and details: http://www.Infinicon.net

We’ll see you at Infinicon!

Venue Name and Address
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
2300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Dickey Beer, Gerlad Home, Bill Blair, Taffeta Darling

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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Blasts into Space City Comic Con

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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Goes Beyond for Space City Comic Con with Exclusive Merchandise, Panels, and More!

This weekend, the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour is blasting into S​​pace City Comic Con 2016 – and we’re bringing along a galaxy’s-worth of merchandise, programming, panels, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

From May 27th to May 29th, visit the Valiant booth in Houston’s NRG Center for a first-hand look at why Valiant has conquered the comics landscape with a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for award-winning titles, including X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, RAI,HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, NINJAK, and many more!

Then, visit the Space Cadets Collection store booth and the Space City Comic Con merchandise booth to pick up the 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) SPACE CITY COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – featuring the artwork of Valiant exclusive all-stars Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and David Baron (DIVINITY II)! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II), supserstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage), and Eisner Award winner David Mack (Daredevil) kick off the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s most ambitious summer event here as Rai leads the heroes of the 41st century into an explosive rebellion against the despotic ruler Father and the forces of New Japan! And head to David Baron’s official booth for an exclusive signature all weekend long!

4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)

The weekend shifts into overdrive on Friday, May 27th at 4:00 p.m. CT in room #201 for VALIANT 101: NEW FANS START HERE! You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!

Then, Valiant is giving Houston a sneak-peek at the 41st century on Saturday, May 28th at 3:00 p.m.CT in room #202 for VALIANT: THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here! Plus: Don’t miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

We’ll see you in the Bayou City! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Denver; Phoenix; Washington, D.C.; and more all summer long!

Valiant 2016 Convention Tour

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29th
Space City Comic Con
NRG Center
Houston, TX
Thursday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 5th
Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Convention Center, Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, AZ
Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th
Awesome Con
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
Friday, June 17th – Sunday, June 19th
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

Look for more dates to be added to the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour all year long!

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

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

Wizard World and Crypt TV Launch Eight-City Horror Series in 2016

Press Release:

Wizard World and Crypt TV Launch Eight-City Horror Series

Hair-Raising Video Series Debuts Exclusively at Wizard World Philadelphia June 2 – 6

Crypt TVLOS ANGELES–Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD), producer of the largest comic and pop culture convention events, and Crypt TV, the digital brand behind the most terrifying content on the web, have announced a new eight-city video showcase series that will treat Wizard World Comic Con attendees to some of the scariest video content available today.

Crypt TV, co-founded by famed horror director Eli Roth, will curate the exclusive showcase for select Wizard World Comic Con dates. The series will debut in Philadelphia on June 2nd-6th, followed by showcases at Wizard World events in Sacramento, Columbus, Chicago, Richmond, Austin, Tulsa and Pittsburgh (dates below).

“Our partnership with Crypt TV allows Wizard World to continue its commitment to creating and presenting new streams of content,” said John Maatta, President and CEO of Wizard World. “Philadelphia fans will be on the edge of their seats as they access some of the most unique and frightful programming ever at the convention.”

Crypt TV, which has over one million fans and averages over 15 million video views a month, prides itself on bringing new scary stories from talented filmmakers into the world. Crypt TV is fundamentally changing the way fans consume and celebrate genre content — in short form, on mobile, every day.

“We are so excited to partner with Wizard World and showcase Crypt TV’s content to their loyal fans” said Eli Roth, actor, director and co-founder of Crypt TV. “Wizard World is a perfect avenue to showcase our original characters and horror series, and we’re going to curate something really special for the fans.”

“There’s a lot of crossover between Wizard World fans and Crypt TV fans and I’m excited to bring our short scares to the big screen” said Jack Davis, CEO and co-founder of Crypt TV. “Wizard World has been great in helping make sure we make this a unique experience: our booth is going to have more than just exclusive content, we will have giveaways from HANNIBAL and more, available only at Wizard World.”

Crypt TV Screening Events will be held at the following Wizard World Comic Cons:

Philadelphia, PA June 2 – 6
Sacramento, CA June 17 – 19
Columbus, OH July 29 – 31
Chicago, IL Aug 18 – 21
Richmond, VA Sept 9 – 11
Austin, TX Sept 22 – 25
Tulsa, OK Oct 21 – 23
Pittsburgh, PA Nov 5 – 6

About Crypt TV

Crypt TV (http://CryptTV.com/) is a digital genre brand co-founded by Jack Davis and horror icon Eli Roth. Inspired by its motto #WeirdIsGood, Crypt creates and distributes dark, edgy and scary video content on Facebook and across its family of publisher sites. One year after launch, with 1.2 million direct social followers, and a syndication network of over 4 million unique monthly visitors on the sites in its network, Crypt TV has become the fastest growing leader in digital scares. In addition to working with the best up-and-coming filmmakers across the world, Crypt TV makes engaging original video content directly for the Top Hollywood Studios, including Universal, Fox, and Warner Brothers and has a strategic partnership with Blumhouse Productions. Crypt TV is uniting fans and creating a movement that is redefining what the future of genre content means to millennials.

About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at: http://wizardworld.com/searchby/city/.

Tekken 7 Tournament 2016 Part of the Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour

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Press Release:

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT 2016 FOR NORTH AMERICA

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 19, 2016) – Leading video game developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America , scheduled to hit major North American cities throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of the home console release of TEKKEN 7 .

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America aims to bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America for a knockdown, drag-out competition through 18 different cities across the United States and Canada for bragging rights and cash prizes. The nationwide tournament series is the only place in North America for fans to get their hands on the arcade version of TEKKEN 7.

“The TEKKEN series is a cornerstone of the fighting game community and continues to evolve and advance the genre forward with each installment,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Director of TEKKEN Project at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I’m excited to see what the North American TEKKEN community is made of as they compete over the next seven months in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”

“The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America series of events expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The added reach of the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America events will ensure that TEKKEN fans across the country will have an opportunity to experience the next chapter of the storied TEKKEN videogame franchise and compete for cash and glory.”

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19, 2016 at Wizard World in Portland, OR and will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburg, PA.  Tournaments will be held at Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour sites and key fighting game circuit cities. Each tournament event will feature a prize pool of $3,000 with a final prize pool of $20,000 at the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America finals. For full tournament rules and regulations please visit

https://www.bandainamcoent.com/news/tekken-tour-na .

TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America schedule and locations:

 

Date Location Event
February 19-21 Portland, OR Wizard World
March 18-20 Atlanta, GA Final Round
April 1-3 St. Louis, MO Wizard World
April 29-May 1 Des Moines, WA NorthWest Majors
May 6-8 Minneapolis, MN Wizard World
May 27-29 Chicago, IL Combo Breaker
June 2-5 Philadelphia, PA Wizard World
June 17-19 Sacramento, CA Wizard World
July 29-31 Columbus, OH Wizard World
August 18-21 Chicago, IL Wizard World
August 19-21 Philadelphia, PA Summer Jam X
September 9-11 Richmond, VA Wizard World
September 23-25 Austin, TX Wizard World
October 14-16 Southern California SoCal Regionals
October 28-30 Toronto, Canada Canada Cup
November 4-6 Pittsburgh, PA Wizard World

 

Date Location Event
TBA TBA TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016
North America Final

 

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN ®, GALAGA ®,TEKKEN ®, SOULCALIBUR ®, and ACE COMBAT ®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z ®, and ONE PIECE ®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com orwww.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic cons, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com ), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .

All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

TX – Civil War II #1 Signing

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Writer Brian Michael Bendis (Civil War II, Ultimate Spider-Man, Powers, Alias) appears at Dragon’s Lair on Friday June 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Signatures are free and he is willing to sign anything, but please limit the number of items you bring (guests with multiple items may be asked to wait for the line to go down). Copies of Civil War II, his most recent project, will be available for purchase as well! The line will start at 4:00 PM that afternoon!

RSVP on Facebook!

Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

Comic Book Collectorfest and Icons of Wrestling (August 2016)

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Convention Name
Comic Book Collectorfest & Icons of wrestling
Convention Website Address
http://www.thecollectorfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/06/2016
Venue Name and Address
Pasadena convention center
7902 Fairmont parkway
Pasadena, TX 77507
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
Guests
TBA

Awesome Collectibles Show (Dallas, TX) (May 2016)

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Convention Name
Awesome Collectibles Show – Dallas
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/29/2016
About This Convention
This is a combination collectibles show featuring Comic Books, Sports Cards, Records, and Toys.

Memorial Weekend Special :
FREE ADMISSION for Active Duty Military,National Guard,Reserves and Veterans with Military ID or VA card.

Dallas,Texas
Awesome Collectibles Show
Sunday May 29,2016

Wyndham Dallas Suites – Park Central
7800 Alpha Road
Dallas,Texas 75240
(from IH -635 exit Coit road and go north to Alpha road)

Buy – Sell – Trade with collectors and dealers of these vintage to modern collectibles:

Comic Books – Sports Cards – Records -Toys

Hours:11am – 4pm Admission:$3.00
(kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
Early Buyer Hour Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 collectors will be admitted during the Early Buyer Hour !

Win a $25.00 shopping spree ! Drawings at 10:30am,1:30pm and 3:30pm

Thinking about selling your collection of collectibles?

Dealer Tables: (30 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $35.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER DEADLINE (IF AVAILABLE)

Call or e – mail today for availability !
For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 1796
Houston,Texas 77251
(832) 805 – 4175
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website:http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com/
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Venue Name and Address
Wyndham Dallas Suites -Park Central
7800 Alpha Road
Dallas, TEXAS 75240
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Sports

Awesome Comic Book Collector Show (Houston, TX) (May 2016)

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Convention Name
Awesome Conmic Book Collector Show – Houston,Texas
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/14/2016
About This Convention
Houston,Texas
“Awesome Comic Book Collector Show
Saturday May 14,2016Holiday Inn – Southwest 59@Beltway 8
11160 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77031
(near the intersection of SW Hwy 59 and Beltway 8)

Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books and related collectibles.

Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishers

Hours:10am – 4pm Admission:$5.00
(Kids 12 and under free with paying adult)

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

Win a $25 shopping spree!
4 chances to win!
Drawings at 12:30am,1:30pm,2:30pm and 3:30pm

Dealer Tables: (30 – 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 1796
Houston,Texas 77251
(832)805 – 4175
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website:http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com/
like us on facebook / awesome comic book collector show

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn – Southwest 59 @Beltway 8
11160 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TEXAS 77031
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

TX – Punisher #1 Signing

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Writer Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy, Killjoys, Southern Cross) appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign PUNISHER #1!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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