VA – Rat Queens Signing

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Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch sign at Laughing Ogre Comics on Saturday, April 5th from 1:00 till 4:00 pm!

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Laughing Ogre Comics
University Mall
10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 250-6479

Roanoke Valley Comicon (October 2014)

Roanoke Valley Comicon

Convention Name
Roanoke Valley Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.RoanokeValleyComicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/18/2014
Venue Name and Address
Roanoke Civic Center
710 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA 24016
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
1500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

VA – Middle of Nowhere Tour

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Premiere Nerdcore rappers ADAM WARROCK and TRIBE ONE are touring the country and spreading the good word of community and dope flow to comic retailers all over the damn place. They perform at Velocity Comics on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. $5 cover at the door.

Local boys Young Boltagon (Matt Fisher) and Drew x Blood (real rapper) will be making their Richmond debuts as well!

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Velocity Comics
904 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220-3809

VA – Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find Exhibition

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Press Release:

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find: the Comic Art Collection of Shelton Drum
January 24 through June 29, 2014
Preview Reception: February 6 from 6-8 p.m.
United-Legard Galleries

Shelton Drum, owner of the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find comic book store and founder of the renowned annual Heroes Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, brings William King Museum a vast array of original comic book art from his private collection. With the help of Neil Bramlette, founder of Bristol’s Out of Step Arts Collective, classic comics, private commissions, and original pages showcasing key artists from the 1950s and 60s as well as artists working today will be on display for the first time. Featuring comic arts past and present, this exhibit is full of recognizable characters that are sure to surprise and delight fans and newcomers alike.

William King Museum
415 Academy Drive Abingdon, VA 24210
276-628-5005

VA – B+F Signing

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Gregory Benton signs at Velocity Comics on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm!

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Velocity Comics
904 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220-3809

VA – I Am Abraham Lincoln Signing

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Brad Meltzer appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new children’s books I Am Abraham Lincoln and I Am Amelia Earhart on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM!

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

Roanoke Valley Comicon (March 2014)

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Convention Name
Roanoke Valley Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.RoanokeValleyComicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/29/2014
Venue Name and Address
Roanoke Civic Center
710 Williamson Rd.
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

VA – Pirate Eye Signing

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Carl Yonder, artist and co-creator of Pirate Eye, appears Big Planet Comics’ Vienna store on Saturday October 5th from 1:00 till 3:00pm!

Pirate Eye is a new spin on crime drama told through a series of one-shot adventures for pirates and noir detective fans.

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

VA – Jabba the Puppett Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at bbgb books on Saturday October 5, 2013 for Star Wars Reads Day!

bbgb books
3100 Kensington Ave, Richmond, VA 23221

Wizard World Plans Massive Expansion for 2014; Adds Seven Cities to Their Comic Con Tour

Press Release:

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 ExpansionWizard 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

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