The Collectibles Expo (April 2017)

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Convention Name
The Collectibles Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.collectiblesexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/22/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/23/2017
About This Convention
Toys! Baseball Cards! NASCAR! Comics! Vinyl Records! Video Games! More!
Venue Name and Address
Chesterfield Fairgrounds
10300 Courthouse Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports

VA – Superheroes and Superstars Exhibition

Press Release:

Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross—a new exhibition featuring the work of one of the world’s greatest comic book artists—will be on view in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) from February 11 through May 14, 2017.

The MSV is the first venue to host this traveling exhibition, which has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The exhibition’s MSV display is sponsored by Shenandoah Country Q102.

According to Superheroes and Superstars curator Jesse Kowalski, Alex Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art with his unique, painted photo-realistic style.

“The MSV is thrilled to be the first venue to present Superheroes and Superstars,” notes MSV Executive Director Dana Hand Evans, who adds that the Museum jumped at the chance to bring the exhibition to the region. “Alex Ross is one of the premier illustrators of our time,” says Evans. Along with offering comic book fans a rare opportunity to see Ross’s original artwork of classic superheroes, such as Wonder Woman, Superman, and Spider-Man, Evans says the exhibition illustrates the Museum’s commitment to present contemporary art in the Shenandoah Valley.

Superheroes and Superstars includes more than 100 original works created by Alex Ross, all on public display for the first time. Most of the works in the exhibition are on loan from Ross’s personal collection.

The new exhibition features Alex Ross’s well-known images of superheroes, villains, and his recent paintings of popular culture icons, such as The Beatles and Monty Python. Paintings, sketches, and models from his childhood and college years will also be on view, including “Spidey” booklets that Ross created at the age of four, action figures he made when he was 11 years old, and a self-portrait for a high school art class. Some of Ross’s more recent works in Superheroes and Superstars include A Tale of Two Reeves, a 2016 painting illustrating the two actors audiences most identify with Superman; the 2016 Hulk Marvelmania poster painting; Flash Gordon, a 2015 painting marking the 35th anniversary of the Flash Gordon film; and Ross’s variant cover for Star Wars #1, an homage to the original 1977 issue for Marvel’s relaunch of the classic Star Wars comic book series.

The MSV will host an opening reception for the exhibition from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 11. Those interested in attending should register in advance at www.theMSV.org/AlexRoss or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240. The fee to attend the reception—which is sponsored by the Bank of Clarke County and includes admission to the exhibition and coffee and pastries—is free to MSV Members and $20 for all others.

From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, the MSV will host Alex Ross for a rare signing event. Prints and Alex Ross merchandise will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Those interested in attending the signing may bring up to three items per person (no sketches and/or portfolio reviews).  While a fee is not required to attend the signing event, MSV admission will apply to view Superheroes and Superstars.

A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and seven acres of gardens. The galleries and exhibitions are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. January through March and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through December. Admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18. General admission is always free to youth ages 12 and under and to MSV Members. Thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., admission is free to all every Wednesday. Additional details about the exhibition and a variety of complementary programs are available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235.

About Alex Ross:

Alex Ross was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1970 and raised in Lubbock, Texas. At just three years of age, he was drawing television commercials from memory. By the time Alex Ross was 13, he was drawing and scripting comic books. At the age of 17, Ross enrolled in the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Alex Ross began his professional career as a storyboard artist for an advertising agency. When he was 19, Alex Ross received his first comic book assignment from NOW Comics – to illustrate the comic book series, Terminator: The Burning Earth. Five years later, Ross created the illustrations and cover art for Marvels (1994), a comic book series co-written by Kurt Busiek which featured Marvel’s central characters, such as Spider-Man, the Human Torch, Captain America, and Galactus. His sophomore project, Kingdom Come (1996), was a comic book series in which an alternate DC Universe is filled with aging superheroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern, who come out of retirement to fight a new generation of superhuman beings.

Alex Ross won the Comic Buyer’s Guide Award for Favorite Painter seven times in a row, resulting in the retirement of the category.

In recent years, Ross has applied his artistic skills to outside projects with comic book roots, including a limited-edition promotional poster for the Academy Awards. In 2015, Alex was chosen by Apple Corps LTD to be commissioned as the first artist in more than 30 years to paint the Fab Four. Driven by the legendary music of The Beatles and inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema. Alex has often been referred to as “the Norman Rockwell of comics.”  Even so, his Yellow Submarine artwork reveals the similarly powerful influence of master surrealist Salvador Dali, whom Alex has also recognized as a guiding influence on his style. To learn more, visit www.alexrossart.com.

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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst St, Winchester, Virginia 22601
(888) 556-5799

VA – Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection Signing

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Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn appear at Barnes & Noble on Saturday December 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign copies of their book Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection.

Barnes & Noble
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
703-506-2937

VA – The Fifth Beatle Signing

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Join Barnes & Noble on Thursday November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM for an evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary. Mr. Tiwary will speak and sign copies of his bestselling graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story Expanded Edition. Wristbands for this event will be given out at 6pm on the first floor.

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Barnes & Noble
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
703-506-2937

LINK: Tidewater Comicon 2017 Early Bird Vendor Pricing Ends September 31

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VA – King Baby Signing

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Author and cartoonist extraordinaire Kate Beaton is coming to Hooray for Books on Monday, September 26th at 6:00 PM!

If you are a fan of webcomics, then you might already love Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant series. If you frequent our Wednesday Story Times, then you definitely know how much we love her first picture book, The Princess and the Pony. Now, come out to Hooray for Books! as Beaton presents her second and newest picture book, King Baby, available on September 13th. Just as hilarious as all of Beaton’s work, King Baby is sure to be a story time favorite that will resonate with everyone who has ever been a parent, aunt or uncle, sibling, or even just seen a baby in action.

Pre-order your copy at Hooray for Books! by dropping by or calling 703-548-4092 during regular business hours. You must purchase at least one Scholastic title from Hooray for Books! in order to join the signing line.

Hooray for Books!
1555 King Street, Ste. 101, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-4092

VA – Betty & Veronica #1 Signing

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Artist Pop Mhan (Masters of the Universe, Adventures of Supergirl, SpyBoy) will be in-store to sign the Exclusive Comics & Gaming Variant Cover for Betty & Veronica #1 on Wednesday July 20, 2016 from 3:00 till 7:00 PM!

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Comics & Gaming
10385 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 865-8110

Roanoke Valley Comicon (April 2017)

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Convention Name
Roanoke Valley Comicon
Convention Website Address
https://www.roanokevalleycomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over one day.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/15/2017
About This Convention
Details at website
Venue Name and Address
4420-A Electric Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

VA – Super Human Resources Signing

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Ken Marcus appears at Big Planet Comics on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign Super Human Resources from Action Lab!

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

VA – Super Human Resources Signing

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Ken Marcus appears at Telegraph Art & Comics on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM to sign Super Human Resources from Action Lab!

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Telegraph Art & Comics
110 4th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 244-3210

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