VA Comicon (February 2015)

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Convention Name
VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/07/2015
About This Convention
Moving to a new 1-day show location in 2015, the Richmond Raceway Complex!
Featuring over 100 artist tables! Vintage comics, Toys, Collectibles and more! FREE PARKING!
Venue Name and Address
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E. Laburnum Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23222
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
148
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Dan Parent, Matt Slay, Dan Nokes, Chris Otto

Roanoke Valley Comicon (April 2015)

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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)
04/04/2015
Venue Name and Address
Berglund Center
710 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA 24016
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

VA – Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla Signing

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Writer John Reilly appears at Big Planet Comics on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to sign his new Action Lab series Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla!

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

VA – City Earth Signing

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Willie Cordy appears at Borderless Comics on Saturday, December 13th to sign CITY EARTH.

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Borderless Comics
3115 Western Branch Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321
757-966-2966

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)

MystiCon

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

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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

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