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  • VA – Sunglasses After Dark Signing

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    Nancy Collins appears at Atlantis Games & Comics on Saturday, December 6th JANUARY 10, 2015 from noon till 3:00 pm to sign comics, including her new graphic novel Sunglasses After Dark!

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    Atlantis Games & Comics
    9649 1st View Street, Norfolk, VA 23503

    VA – Art of Richard Thompson Signing

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    Nick Galifianakis, David Apatoff,  Mike Rhode, and Chris Sparks appear at the Arlington Library on Saturday, December 6th at 2:30 PM to present and discuss THE ART OF RICHARD THOMPSON, an anthology celebrating the life and career of the Cul de Sac creator. Richard will be attending, but not signing the book. A short film about Richard’s career will also be premiered.

    Presented in partnership with One More Page Books.

    Arlington Central Library
    1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington VA 22201

    MystiCon (February 2015)

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    Convention Name
    MystiCon 2015
    Convention Website Address
    http://mysticon-va.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    02/27/2015
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    03/01/2015
    About This Convention
    MystiCon is back for a fifth geek-tastic year at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, VA! The dates are February 27 – March 1, 2015 and we have a great line-up for fans of all kinds. Our 2015 Media Guest of Honor is none other than SEAN MAHER, “Firefly’s” Simon Tam! Our Writer Guest of Honor is PETER DAVID, author of Star Trek and Bablyon 5 books as well as numerous DC and Marvel comics. The rest of the 2015 Guest of Honor line-up is no less spectacular: Art GOH is SCOTT RORIE, a LucasFilm approved Star Wars trading card artist. KEVIN McKEEVER, the Vice President of “Robotech”, is our special Industry GOH. Gaming GOH is CHRISTINA STILES, Fan GOH is JAMES “BUTCH” ALLEN (from MarsCon)and our Music Guest of Honor is Metropolis Records artists BELLA MORTE! The whole affair will be Emceed by the amazing and amusing RICH SIGFRIT! MystiCon 2015 will feature media personalities, writers, author signings and discussions, independent film festival, vendors, masquerade contest, cosplay, LARPing, gaming, children’s programming, fan groups, scholarship auction, and much more! Adult pre-registration admission rates are $35 before 12/31/2014, $40 between 01/01/2015 and 02/21/2015, and $45 at the door. Special discounts for fan groups, children, adult students and military personnel with valid ID. Hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood are $89 per night. Beat the winter blahs and join the fun at MystiCon 2015!

    *Alan Dean Foster had to cancel due to a family illness.
    **guest appearances are subject to change**

    Venue Name and Address
    Holiday Inn Tanglewood
    4468 Starkey Road
    Roanoke, Virginia 24018
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    44
    Projected Attendance
    1500
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Additional Categories
    • Comic Books
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Sean Maher, Peter David, Scott Rorie, Kevin McKeever, Christina Stiles, Bella Morte, James “Butch” Allen, Rich Sigfrit

    MystiCon 2015 flyer

    VA – Neal Adams Signing

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    Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at Velocity Comics on Wednesday September 10th from 5:00 to 8:00pm! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each)

    Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

    Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Begins” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.

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

    VA – Poe and The Crow: An Evening with James O’Barr

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    James O’Barr, creator of The Crow, appears at the Poe Museum on Thursday September 11th at 6:30 PM!

    Press Release:

    Separated by 100 years of time and place, you might not at first see any connection between James O’Barr and Edgar Allan Poe…but it’s there. Even if you distill it down to just the fact that one created “The Raven,” the other created “The Crow.” Both iconic works using these avian symbols as metaphors for something far more deeper, darker and richer than one realizes until the stories take flight, transcending the mediums of their own times with creations that indeed took on a life of their own.

    For one night in Richmond, Virginia, these two creators– will converge– Poe in spirit, and Mr. O’Barr in the flesh– with “Poe and The Crow: An Evening with James O’Barr,” beginning at 6:30 in the evening with a signing and Q and A, and ending with a screening of “The Crow” starring Brandon Lee– An appropriate look back, with a new Crow movie currently in pre-produciton.

    O’Barr’s visit to the Poe Museum coincides nicely with the facilities current exhibition, “The Living Poe,” which deals with Poe in popular culture. In recent months, they have had a series of speakers on the topic of Poe’s continuing influence on today’s arts and culture, and his influence on the modern horror genre. In October, they’ll host Vincent Price’s daughter Victoria Price, who will share her experiences with her father and his love of Poe. And while O’Barr and Mr. Poe are vastly different in their approaches and influences, this evening continues an homage from other creators, be they writers, actors or authors, who strive in the creative process and respect the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

    In addition to creating one of the best selling graphic novels of all time, James O’Barr is also the writer of several current hit series, including “Curare,” “Skinning the Wolves” and “Pestilence.” While also serving as a consultant on the upcoming Crow movie. His recent artbook “James O’Barr Uncoffined” has already sold out, and new book is in the works. During the evening at the museum, James will be signing prints, available at the venue, and talking before the screening of “The Crow.”

    Edgar Allan Poe Museum
    1914-16 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 648-5523

    VA – Sisters/Astronaut Academy Signing

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    Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman appear for a signing on Monday September 15, 2014 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at One More Page!

    One More Page Books
    2200 N Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213
    703.300.9746

    VA/DC – Steven Universe Signing

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    Coleman Engle and Jeremy Sorese appear at Big Planet Comics on Saturday August 23rd to celebrate their new series, Steven Universe! They will sign at the Vienna, VA store from noon till 2:00 PM and at the Washington, DC from 3:00 PM till 5:00 PM!

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

    Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
    1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
    202-342-1961

    VA Comicon (November 2014)

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    Convention Name
    The VA Comicon in Richmond
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.vacomicon.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/22/2014
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/23/2014
    About This Convention
    Now in it’s 28th year, this will be the BIGGEST VA Comicon EVER, with almost 200 booths, over 100 artists, Cosplay, Deloreans, and more! We are VA’s #1 comic book show for investment collectors looking for rare comics. GI Joe fans will want to meet Larry Hama, the Godfather of GI Joe, and Herb Trimpe, the co-creator of Wolverine! Turtles Fans will want to pick up our special TMNT foil edition comic limited to just a few 100, with a cover by guest Matt Slay! Don’t Miss out…it will be almost 200 booths, with FREE parking, and Richmond’s LARGEST Anime show (included)…all for only $19.95!
    Venue Name and Address
    The Richmond Raceway Complex
    600 E Laburnum Ave
    Richmond, VA 23222
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    180
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Billy Tucci, Dan Parent, Jerry Gaylord, Tom King, Brian Clevinger

    Steven Yeun, Dave Bautista Headline Celebrity Guests At Inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con

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    Press Release:

    Steven Yeun, Dave Bautista, Manu Bennett, James Marsters Headline Celebrity Guests At Inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14

    WWE® Hall of Famer Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat™, Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Tudyk, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker, Top Comics Creators At Pop Culture Festival At Greater Richmond Convention Center

    RICHMOND, Va., July 7, 2014 – Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead,” Adam West and Burt Ward of “Batman”, Manu Bennett (The Hobbit, “Arrow”), Dave Bautista (a.k.a. WWE® Superstar Batista™, also starring in the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE® Hall of Famer Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat™ and James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. It is the 11th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

    Yeun will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14; the WWE stars will attend on Saturday only; the others are scheduled for all three days.

    Other notables scheduled include Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon a Time,” “Breaking Bad”), Alan Tudyk (“Firefly,” Wreck-It Ralph), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, “24”), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, “Heroes”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show”) and the Boondock Saints duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

    Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), Kevin Eastman (Co-Creator, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), John Tyler Christopher (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “X-Men”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Star Wars”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and Greg Horn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers”).

    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, cosplay, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Richmond Comic Con show hours are Friday, Sept. 12, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Sept. 14, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

    Richmond Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

    For more on the 2014 Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-richmond.html.

    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 www.wizardworld.com.

    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 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
    November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

    VA – Thief of Thieves Signing

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    Shawn Martinbrough appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Thief of Thieves on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

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

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