WA – Graphic Novel Panel 2014

 

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Press Release:

Kick off 2014 with the fourth annual Graphic Novel Panel, held by our friends at the Seattle Graphics Arts Guild! Every year, it just gets better and better, and here’s what you can expect on Saturday, January 25th:

From 10:00 AM to Noon, the amazing Megan Kelso will lead a workshop on “Comics for Writers” — This workshop is for writers who are interested in comics and want to dip their toe in but who may be self-conscious about their drawing skills. Perfect!  Megan will lead the class in both drawing and writing exercises — all drawing abilities are welcome!

The great David Lasky will also teach a workshop on “How to Make Your Own Mini-Comic”! He will guide you in booklet-making, the grammar of comics, and simple character design. Supplies and basic drawing tips will be provided. Drawing skills are helpful, but not necessary; the only prerequisite is a desire to communicate through the medium of comics.

Later that afternoon at 1:00 PM, our own Kristy Valenti will be on the Graphic Novel Panel, alongside Matthew Southworth, Crystal M. Rollins, Quenton Shaw, Travis Bundy, and moderator Mark Monlux. How do you get started? What are the essential tools? How do you build a career in today’s publishing climate? These are just some of the questions they’ll explore in this panel! (And check out a great chat with Kristy here!)

And then join us for the after-party at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 4:30-6:00 PM.  Books will be available for purchase and signing by the artists!

This event is open to the public, and you can get your tickets here for either the class, the panel, or the whole shebang! Tickets are not needed to attend the after-party.

The Graphic Novel Panel 2013 takes place at the Seattle Design Center [ 5701 6th Avenue South, Plaza Building, Suite 370 ]. The Plaza Building entrance is on Orcas between 5th & 6th. Suite P370 is on three floors up from street level. Take the elevator to first floor, then glass elevator to third floor. From the Atrium Building cross the sky bridge to Plaza Building, take glass elevator to third floor. Free parking!

And, of course, the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle’s Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM.

- See more at: http://www.fantagraphics.com/events/904.html#sthash.efWVOEP9.dpuf

WA – Burn the Orphanage Signing

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Writer and illustrator Sina Grace (Not My Bag, Lil’ Depressed Boy) appears at Arcane Comics  on Saturday December 21st from 4:00 till 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of Burn the Orphanage issue #2!

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Emerald City Comicon 2014 Updates

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Emerald City ComiCon‘s newsletter has some major updates for their 2014 convention with new guests, tickets available for sale, and more!

Tickets Now In Stores!
Tickets to the 2014 Emerald City Comicon are now on sale in stores. And while you’re buying, don’t forget that we’ve expanded Friday into a full day of fun (10am-7pm). More than half of the show’s tickets have already been sold, so stop waiting. Get your ticket for all three days right now! [Tickets Are On Sale Here]

A Reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions
The Committee for Line Reductions would like to note that starting this year, if you buy your ticket online, we’re mailing your badge to you about a month before the show. If you buy your ticket at your local comic book store, you’ll exchange that ticket for a badge at that same store anytime in March. Either way, you won’t need to wait in a line to trade in your ticket at the show! This has been a reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions.

So. Many. GUESTS!
Over the past few weeks, we’ve added more special guests than we can possibly list.

Here’s just a few of our new celebrity guests and voice actors: Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen), Bill Farmer (Voice of Goofy) and Nancy Cartwright (Voice of Bart Simpson). The complete list of celebrities is here: [Celebrity Guests] and the voice actors are here: [Voice Talent]

As for our special guests, recent additions include Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Jason Aaron (Thor), Peter David (X-Factor), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), Ed McGuinness (Nova) and DOZENS more! [Check out the full list of guests here]

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out who we’re adding next!

More Hotels!
While we’ve expanded our deals into more hotels, half of them are now sold out! Make sure to hit our hotels page and reserve your room before they’re all booked up! [Find Hotel Deals Here]

More Comics!
Every week, we’re adding more free comics to our website. A new Tales From The Con is posted every Wednesday. You can also read the ongoing adventures of the Emerald City Crusader and Emerald City Crusaderette in our very own webcomic, Emerald City Cusader Chronicles, new pages are posted every Tuesday and Thursday. [Read our comics! Yes, COMICS!!]

Born to Tour 2013

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Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman are on tour this month with exclusive variant covers for their Image series BURN THE ORPHANAGE!

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4

Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman

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MaximuM Comics
520 S Marks Street, Suite 130, Henderson, NV 89014

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6

Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7

Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman plus special guest Johnny Flores

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Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14

Sina Grace

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
603-669-9636

 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18

Sina Grace

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20

Sina Grace 

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 21

Sina Grace

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

WA – Fantasy Screening w/ Mike Mignola

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Press Release:

Join EMP for a special event with comic book author/illustrator and Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, who will present Moby Dick (1956).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Doors at 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm

Details
Inspired by the Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibition, the Modern School of Film (MSF) is thrilled to collaborate with EMP on the ongoing Film:Fantasy Series, imploring master artists to choose films that define fantasy as only cinema is able. The Modern School of Film (MSF) is a film training and study institute based in New York and Los Angeles that combines in-class instruction with film:master screenings with the belief that you don’t need to be in school to be a student.

Mike Mignola: Legendary comic-artist Mike Mignola opens the series with Moby Dick (1956) directed by John Huston (screenplay by Ray Bradbury). Based on Herman Melville’s novel, Huston’s Moby Dick is the story of the sole survivor of a lost whaling ship who relates the tale of his captain’s self-destructive obsession to hunt a giant creature from the ocean depths. Starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab and Richard Basehart as Ishmael.

Best-known as the award-winning creator/writer/artist of Hellboy, Mike Mignola was also visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on both Hellboy and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army films. He also co-authored (with Christopher Golden) two novels Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire and Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Mignola lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

Ticket Info (click here to order)
$18 ($12 EMP members)

Venue
EMP Museum
JBL Theater
325 5th Avenue N Seattle, WA 98109

 

WA – The Companions Signing

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R.A. Salvatore signs his latest novel The Companions at Barnes & Noble on Thursday November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
206-417-2967

WA – Adventure Time & Oak Signing

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Jen Vaughn and Max Badger sign at Arcane Comics on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm !

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

WA – Sin Titulo Signing

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Artist Cameron Stewart appears at Arcane Comics on Saturday November 2nd on his Sin Titulo Tour! Cameron has worked on Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Seaguy, BPRD, Invisibles, and Assassins Creed to name just a few!

Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

WA – The Other Dead Signing

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Joshua Ortega, author of Spider-Man, Star Wars, and Gears of War, appears at Arcane Comics on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 4:00pm  to promote his new book co-written by Kevin Eastman (TMNT). We will be serving delicious beverages from Hilliard’s Brewery, come down, have a beer and talk some comics with us.

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

WA – Star Wars Reads Day 2013

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Gus Lopez and Jeff Grubb appear at University Book Store on Saturday October 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm for Star Wars Reads Day!!

Gus Lopez created The Star Wars Collectors Archive in 1994, the first Star Wars collecting website on the Internet and a virtual museum of the rarest and most unusual Star Wars collectibles. He is a frequent speaker at conventions on Star Wars collecting and has led the collecting track for all of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration conventions. He has been an author and contributor to Star Wars Insider, and DK’s Star Wars: Year by Year.

Jeff Grubb is an author and game designer. He is the co-creator (with Ed Greenwood) of the Forgotten Realms setting and one of the co-founders of the Dragonlance setting. He has written fifteen novels and thirty short stories set in such worlds as Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Starcraft, Warcraft, and Guild Wars. His most recent book is Star Wars: Scourge. He has written and contributed to more than a hundred games and game support products, including the Star Wars RPG, the Star Wars miniatures game for Wizards of the Coast, and Star Wars Attacktix for Hasbro. He is also the creator of the Whappamanga VoxBox, a handy device that allows Wookiees and Gamorreans to be understood in Basic. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two cats, and currently builds worlds for ArenaNet, the makers of the Guild Wars game.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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