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

WA – Woman Rebel Lecture

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Peter Bagge appears with Cienna Madrid on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:00PM!

Press Release:

You might know the story of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger—but chances are you’ve never heard (or seen!) anyone tell it like Seattle alternative-comics master Peter Bagge. The Harvey Award-winning author of the comic series Hate launches Women Rebel, his graphic-novel biography of social and political maverick Sanger, in a slideshow focusing on her activism and how the book came together, with original sample pages. Then, in conversation with Cienna Madrid of The Stranger, Bagge expands on the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist, making Sanger whole and human and showing how her flaws fueled her fiery activism just as much as her compassionate nature did.

Presented by: Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Arts & Culture series, with Elliott Bay Book Company, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, and Drawn & Quarterly. Sponsored by City Arts.
Tickets: $5.
Doors open: 6:30 pm.

Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

WA – Reggie-12 Signing

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Cartoonist Brian Ralph appears on Saturday, September 7th, at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery to celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated Reggie-12 from Drawn & Quarterly, a hilarious pop-culture send-up of the infallible boy hero first presented in the seminal Asian culture magazine Giant Robot.  Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as The Cave-In and Daybreak author presents a hilarious slide show with a signing to follow.

Reggie-12 is a young robot with endless enthusiasm. He lives with a bumbling sad-sack friend, a wise-cracking cat, and a well-meaning but forgetful inventor. Laughs explode from the page in this work, which reinterprets classic Japanese adventure manga through Brian Ralph’s trademark style. Come along for a wild ride with Reggie-12, Casper, and Professor Tinkerton as they eat pizza, play video games, and get dissed by bad guys.

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. Phone: (206) 658-0110.

Scene on the Web Weekly: August 5-11, 2013

Emerald City Comicon gets Stephen Amell, NYCC gets JMS (and lots more), Wizard World Chicago starts, and Boston Comic Con wraps up.


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Emerald City Comicon Adds Michael Biehn as Their 3rd Celebrity for 2013

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Press Release:

Aliens to invade Seattle! Come to Comicon if you want to live!

Star of Terminator, Tombstone and Aliens aims his sights on Seattle!

Seattle, WA – The versatile and recognizable Michael Biehn (“Kyle Reese” The Terminator 1 & T2: Judgment Day, ”Johnny Ringo” from Tombstone, ”Hicks” from Aliens) is the third celebrity guest announced for the upcoming 12th annual Emerald City Comicon taking place on March 28th – 30th, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center. He will be appearing all three days!

Michael Biehn is one of those prolific actors and familiar faces that makes it impossible not to have enjoyed at least one of his films. He is arguably best known to mainstream audiences as bad guy “Johnny Ringo” in the cult western classic Tombstone which co-starred Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell. But fans of Sci-Fi fare will know him as both futuristic hero “Kyle Reese” in The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day as well as space marine “Cpl. Hicks” in Aliens, all three films by director James Cameron. Biehn’s partnership with Cameron would continue in the 1989 underwater adventure The Abyss.

Biehn has played a Navy Seal on the big screen on no less than three occasions: the aforementioned The Abyss, the 1990 film Navy Seals co-starring Charlie Sheen and the Michael Bay action romp The Rock starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

Getting his start on television shows such as James at 16, Logan’s Run and Family, Biehn ended up with a recurring role on the critically acclaimed cop drama Hill Street Blues as “Officer Randall Buttman”. He quickly found work on the big screen in the 1983 military piece The Lords of Discipline. He also has an uncredited role as the athlete “Mike” in the 1978 musical Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

In recent years, Biehn has returned to television with appearances on Criminal Minds, Adventure Inc., The Magnificent Seven and Law and Order: Criminal Intent, while continuing to tackle roles on the big screen in films including K2, Quentin Tarrantino’s Planet Terror, and Megiddo: The Omega Code 2. He can next be seen in the upcoming cable series 24 Hour Rental, about a group of petty criminals that operate a shady video rental store.

Biehn was born in Anniston, Alabama. After moving Arizona as youth, he took part in the high school drama program at Lake Havasu City before eventually studying acting at the University of Arizona.

Also attending with Biehn will be his wife, actress Jennifer Blanc, best known for her work  as “Kendra Maibaum” on the cult television series by James Cameron Dark Angel starring Jessica Alba and as “Kate Bishop” on the FOX drama Party of Five. Other credits include Touched By Angel, Veronica Mars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Both Biehn and Blanc appear together in the independent 2011 film The VIctim, which they also produced.

Biehn and Blanc join previously announced celebrity guests Nichelle Nichols (“Lt. Uhura” from Star Trek) and Richard Dean Anderson (star of MacGyver, Stargate SG-1). Roughly two dozen celebrity guests in all will be announced for this spectacular weekend, in addition to hundreds of popular comic guests, exhibitors and several exciting new offerings and surprises.

Coming off of a sold out 2013 show, tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2014 will be in high demand when they go on sale September 1st, 2014!

With a record turnout of 64,000 patrons in 2013, Emerald City Comicon consistently ranks as one of the Top 10 most attended conventions of its kind in North America as well as increasingly becoming the favorite show among many fans, comic guests, journalists and celebrities.

Established in 2003, Emerald City Comicon, while renowned worldwide for its growing popularity, continues to remain the Northwest’s premier comic book and pop culture convention founded in the belief that investing in local artists, companies and individuals is a lasting recipe for success and longevity.

Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in March 2014. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

Richard Dean Anderson 2nd Celebrity Guest Announced for Emerald City Comicon 2014

Press Release:

Comicon gets itself into a a bit of a bind. Time to call MacGyver!

Pop culture icon Richard Dean Anderson comes to Seattle’s rescue!

Richard Dean AndersonSeattle, WA – Handsome and durable Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver, Stargate SG-1) is the second celebrity guest announced for the upcoming 12th annual Emerald City Comicon taking place on March 28th – 30th, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center. He will be appearing all three days!

Richard Anderson is known worldwide as the title character in the hit 80s series MacGyver. Running for seven seasons on ABC, the action hero was notorious for getting himself out of tricky situations week after week purely by using his intellect and not firearms. The character, even though new episodes haven’t been produced in over two decades, continues to endure in pop culture, spawning not only the spoof film MacGruber, reprising “Angus MacGyver” in 2006 for a series of Mastercard commercials, but having become a verb in daily conversation.

Anderson would go on to achieve equal success as “Jack O’Neill” for eight seasons on Stargate SG-1, a television version of the cult theatrical film that starred Kurt Russell. Anderson also served as executive producer on the series. Leaving the show early to raise his daughter, he continued to appear as “O’Neill” in guest appearances on Stargate SG-1 as well as several of its various spin-offs.

Before becoming known as an action star, he played a doctor on the long-running soap General Hospital, starring as “Dr. Jeff Webber” from 1976 until 1981. Other television credits include the short-lived UPN series Legend, The Love Boat, The Facts of Life and most recently on the FOX comedy Raising Hope.

Born in Minnesota, Anderson originally had aspirations to become a professional hockey player until he broke both of his arms. Before making it as an actor, he worked as a whale handler in a marine mammal show, a musician in medieval dinner theater, and as a street mime and juggler. Anderson also seriously considered a career as a jazz musician.

Anderson is also an avid supporter and activist for various causes including Special Olympics, Waterkeeper Alliance and the Sclerosis Society. He is also on the Board of Trustees for Challengers Boys and Girls Club, as well as on the Board of Advisors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Anderson joins previously announced celebrity guest Nichelle Nichols (“Lt. Uhura” from Star Trek) as the first of roughly two dozen celebrity guests to be announced for this spectacular weekend, in addition to hundreds of popular comic guests, exhibitors and several exciting new offerings and surprises.

Coming off of a sold out 2013 show, tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2014 will be in high demand when they go on sale September 1st, 2014!

With a record turnout of 64,000 patrons in 2013, Emerald City Comicon consistently ranks as one of the Top 10 most attended conventions of its kind in North America as well as increasingly becoming the favorite show among many fans, comic guests, journalists and celebrities.

Established in 2003, Emerald City Comicon, while renowned worldwide for its growing popularity, continues to remain the Northwest’s premier comic book and pop culture convention founded in the belief that investing in local artists, companies and individuals is a lasting recipe for success and longevity.

Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in March 2014. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

WA – Lazarus Launch Party

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Writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark appear at Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 3:00 till 8:00 pm to celebrate the release of their new creator owned series Lazarus published by Image Comics! There will be a signing, a Q and A panel, and free prints to give away.

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Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics
4230 Pacific Ave, Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 459-7721

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