MystiCon (February 2013)

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Convention Name
MystiCon
Convention Website Address
http://mysticon-va.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/22/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/24/2013
About This Convention
MystiCon returns for 2013! With over 100 guests and expanded programming, MystiCon has something for everyone! Our Media GOH for 2013 is PETER DAVISON, the 5th Doctor from the “Doctor Who” BBC television series and Henry Sharpe in “Law & Order UK”. Our Author GOH is Orson Scott Card, the writer of the Hugo and Nebula award winning novel “Ender’s Game”. MystiCon’s first ever YA Writer is Tom Angleberger, author of “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” and “Darth Paper Strikes Back”. The MystiCon Artist GOH is Larry Elmore, an award winning fantasy illustrator for TSR “Dungeons and Dragons” and TOR books. Steve Long, gaming developer and owner of Hero Games, is the MystiCon gaming GOH for 2013. We have three musical guests performing at the convention: goth/dark-wave band Bella Morte, industrial dance band The Gothsicles, and nerdcore comedian-musician Devo Spice. Star City Mystery Dinner Theater is hosting another whodunnit at MystiCon and Consortium 499 will be providing original musical scores for screenings of silent-film classics “Nosferatu” and “Le Voyage Dans La Lune”. MystiCon offers LARPing, Gaming, Vendors, an Indie Film Festival, Masquerade, Artist Alley, Paranormal Investigations, Dance Party, & Roller Girls! Come to MystiCon in Roanoke, VA February 22-24, 2013 and join in the fun!
Venue Name and Address
4468 Starkey Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
44
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Peter Davison, Orson Scott Card, Larry Elmore, Tom Angleberger, Steve Long, Bella Morte, The Gothsicles

Mysticon flyer

VA/MD – Zita the Spacegirl Signing

Ben Hatke, creator of the all-ages bestseller science fiction adventure Zita the Spacegirl, appears on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Big Planet Comics’ stores in both Vienna (11:00AM-1:00PM) and College Park (3:00PM-5:00PM) for his new sequel Legends of Zita the Spacegirl!

Zita is determined to find her way home to earth, following the events of the first book. But things are never simple, and certainly never easy, in space. Zita’s exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she’s about to find out that fame doesn’t come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your public persona, and you’ve got a robot doppelganger wreaking havoc… while wearing your face? Still, if anyone can find their way through this intractible mess of mistaken identity and alien invaders, it’s the indomitable Zita, in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl.

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

7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

VA/MD – Drama Signings

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Raina Telgemeier signs at both Big Planet Comics locations on Saturday September 22, 2012. She’ll be at the Vienna store from 11:00am – 1:00pm and in College Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

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

VA/MD – Fangbone Signing

Michael Rex, creator of Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian, appears at Big Planet Comics in both Vienna (11am – 1pm) and College Park (3pm – 5pm) stores on Saturday, August 18, for his new all-ages book Fangbone! 3: The Birthday Party of Dread! Michael Rex is a New York Times best-selling illustrator for his many excellent kids books, including Firefighter, Furious George Goes Bananas, Jack the Builder, and of course the first two excellent Fangbone books, Fangbone! 1: Third Grade Barbarian and Fangbone! 2: The Egg of Misery!

Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

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

VA – Bill the Boy Wonder Signing

Author Marc Tyler Nobleman signs at Hooray for Books on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

Ever wonder how the Batman character was created? Bill the Boy Wonder: the Secret Co-Creator of Batman is the first book about the unsung man behind the Dark Knight. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning, helping to invent Batman from concept to costume to character.

Join us as Marc Nobleman talks about the amazing Bill Finger and the creation of Batman, one of the most famous and beloved superheroes. Get your copy just in time to see the latest movie installment in theaters! Ages 8 and up.

Hooray for Books
1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

MD/VA – Xoc Signings

Matt Dembicki, creator of The Brewmaster’s Castle and editor of Trickster,  appears on Saturday, July 28 at Big Planet Comics’ College Park (11am-1pm) and Vienna (3pm-5pm) stores for his new book Xoc.

Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

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

VA – Bill the Boy Wonder Signing

Marc Tyler Nobleman signs at  Barnes & Noble on Friday July 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM.

Author Signing
You’re about to learn how the Dark Knight rises. After, learn the secret behind how he began! Meet author Marc Tyler Nobleman and get a signed copy of his new all-ages picture book, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman!

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

VA – Team Cul de Sac Launch Party

Press Release:

One More Page is proud to host a launch party on Sunday June 10, 2012 from 5-7pm for “Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s.” Join us to celebrate the publication of this fine collection of work from cartoonists around the country in tribute to their colleague, our neighbor Richard Thompson, author of the beloved strip Cul de Sac. A portion of the day’s sales will go to Team Cul de Sac,which is part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We’ll feature wine, light snacks, and the opportunity to rub elbows with some mighty fine cartoonists. Bring the whole family!

RSVP on Facebook!

The following cartoonists that have RSVP’d for Sunday’s event – hope to see YOU there!

We hope that Richard Thompson will be able to join us. Chris Sparks is coming, and Mike Cavna of Comic Riffs will there also.

Steven Artley
Shannon Gallant
Carolyn Belefski
David Hagen
Daniel Boris 
Kerry G. Johnson
Michael Cavna 

Donna A. Lewis
John Conroy
Annie Lunsford
Barbara Dale
Bono Mitchell
Matt Dembicki
Joe Sutliff
Nick Galifianakis

About the book:
Chris Sparks, a professional web designer, is leading the Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) fundraising effort in honor of his friend Richard Thompson, who has Parkinson’s disease. With Richard’s support, TCDS asked cartoonists across the country to draw his characters so the artwork could be compiled into a fundraising book and the artwork auctioned to raise additional money.
Hundreds of cartoonists responded and sent artwork for Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, including Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Nick Galifianakis, Mo Willems (The Pigeon books), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Pat Oliphant (Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist), Gene Weingarten and David Clark (Barney & Clyde), Mason Mastroianni (B.C.), Roger Langridge (Muppet Show comic book, Marvel’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Fred the Clown), Shannon Gallant (G.I.Joe), Michael Cavna (Washington Post) and more.

One More Page Books & More
2200 N. Westmoreland St. # 101, Arlington, VA 22213

Roanoke Valley Comicon (March 2013)

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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)
03/09/2013
Venue Name and Address
Salem Civic Center
1001 Roanoke Blvd
Salem, VA 24502
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
41
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

Roanoke Valley Comicon (November 2012)

April 19, 2012 by  
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Roanoke

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)
11/03/2012
Venue Name and Address
Salem Civic Center
1001 Roanoke Blvd
Salem, VA 24153
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
41
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

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