WI – Local Comic Shop Day 2016 Signing

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Author John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Prey) appears at House of Heroes Comics on Saturday, November 19th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day 2016!

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House of Heroes Comics + Games
407 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 231-5500

Pop Con Milwaukee Reveals Autograph Prices Plus Jim Steranko VIP Package

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Press Release:

Jim Steranko VIP Package Revealed for Pop Con Milwaukee, Nov. 5-6, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Milwaukee, WI

www.popconmilwaukee.com


Jim Steranko VIP Details

Pop Con Milwaukee is both happy and proud to announce the details of the Jim Steranko VIP package. Appearing on both November 5th and November 6th, 2016 at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Jim Steranko will be celebrating 50 years as an innovative comic creator. The cost of the VIP package is only $25.00!!!! For those lucky enough to attend, the VIP package will include:

  • Weekend Admission To the Show
  • Complimentary 2016 Pop Con Milwaukee Inaugural Poster featuring Jim Steranko and his 50 years in the comic industry. The poster was personally designed by Jim Steranko. As an added bonus, Jim Steranko will personally sign each poster, free of charge.
  • Additional signatures on any non CGC items are only $10.00 each.
  • VIP ticket holders will have access to Jim Steranko VIP 50th anniversary event. For those lucky enough to attend, you will be able to mingle with Steranko, ask questions, and help him celebrate his 50th anniversary event. The event will take place from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Saturday evening after the show.
  • Group Photo Op with Jim Steranko for VIP package holders only! For those familiar with the Comic Con circuit, Jim Steranko does not do photo ops or pose for photos. He has never done it, but for Pop Con Milwaukee, Steranko has agreed to a free group photo op with VIP members.
  • Also, as a Pop Con exclusive, Jim Steranko has agreed to one-on-one additional photo ops for VIP members only. The fee is only $25.00 in addition to your VIP ticket, but this is the first and only time he has ever agreed to photo ops. Have your picture taken with Steranko!

Very Limited with over half sold on pre-sale. These will sell out! VIP tickets can be reserved by emailing Troy at troy@mearsonline.com  or calling (414)-301-9536.

Pop Con Milwaukee is only 10 days away. Comic legend Jim Steranko and Carroll Spinney (Big Bird) lead our list of special guests.

Pop Con Milwaukee will combine quality dealers, affordable pricing, and classic celebrity guests from the fields of sports, entertainment, music, and TV/Movie. The stars will be present to personally meet with you have your photograph taken, and obtain autographs. No autographs will be priced over $20.00, with many celebrities signing and posing for free pictures.

The event will be held November 5th & 6th, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221, located moments from the Mitchell International Airport. Plenty of FREE parking.

Advanced admission tickets ($10.00 for a weekend pass) are on sale now at the Pop Con Milwaukee website and are available for immediate purchase on location at Grave Yard Records and Movie Maniacs located at 1013 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172. VIP tickets will be announced shortly.

Show Hours: For those that purchase advance tickets, on Saturday, November 5th, you will be able to redeem your ticket for your Pop Con entrance wristband between the hours of 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Once you have your wristband, you will be able to enter first when the doors open at 10:00 AM and this will allow you to avoid the anticipated long lines. General Admission tickets will go on sale at 11:00 AM.

SPECIAL NOTE: On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, we are offered free admission to all military, police, fire, and rescue personnel that show valid identification. Limited amounts of Sunday tickets are available, so please order in advance.

Dealers will be carefully screened and selected. All autograph dealers must sell authenticated items, no exceptions. Confirmed dealers will be specializing in Sports, Breweriana, Comics, Military, Autographs, Political, Hockey, Horror, and must more.

It is our goal to “celebrate” the dealers, and to support them as stars of the convention. If you go to the exhibitor’s link on our homepage, you will see the graphics which have been created to promote the vendors/artists who will be appearing at the show. With low table fees and a big advertising budget, it is our goal to create an environment which will be profitable for those in attendance. We have already confirmed several old time collectors that are bringing rare items to the show.

A local pinup photograph troop, “Heels for Combat Boots”, will be appearing in vintage WW2 clothing and will be available for FREE photographs and autographs.

The R2D2 Builders club will be showcasing actual, movie accurate remote controlled robots.

Grappling fans can meet the stars of MIAW wrestling Billy E. Goat, TC Washington, The Professor, Johnny Swashbuckle, Juan Hernandez, Zack McGuire, Angel Armani, Xavier Mustafa, The Candyman, Silas Young, and many more heroes of the ring. AWA wrestling legend “Jake “The Milkman” Milliman will be making a rare public appearance. The wrestlers will be appearing both days to sign free autographs, pose for pictures, and answer questions about the rigors and highlights of professional wrestling.

Autographs

There are over 20+ scheduled autograph guests, all costing $20.00 or less. The promoters in conjunction with the guests worked hard to keep pricing affordable and family friendly.

Carroll Spinney (Bird Bird / Oscar the Grouch)

Autographs any items $20.00
Photo ops: $20.00
Combo: $30.00

Bobby Clark (the Gorn) Star Trek the Original Series
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Op Only $20

John Schneider (Bo Duke) (CANCELLED DUE TO PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT)

Greg The Hammer Valentine
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Honky Tonk Man
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Don Pedro Colley
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Melissa Cowan (Walking Dead Bicycle Girl Zombie)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10

Walter Phaelen (Dr. Satan)(CANCELLED DUE TO PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT)

Betty Spinks (Author/Wife of Leon Spinks)
Signed Books $20

Beth Horn (Venom: American Gladiators)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10
William Romeo (Mayhem: American Gladiators)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10

Alloy Ash (Tattoo Model, Fast & Loud)
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $20
Muhammad Ali Jr. (CANCELLD DUE TO PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops
Rod Haase (First Flash)
Autograph $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops

Richard Hatch (1st Survivor Winner)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops

Felix Silla “Cousin It, Twiki (Buck Rogers), Child Ape (Planet of the Apes)”
Autographs $20.00 (free table photo with autograph purchase)
Photo Op Only $20

Dennis Biddle “Negro League Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

James Beckum “Negro League Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

Sam Williams “Milwaukee Bucks Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

Ari Lehman (1st Jason)
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase

Hippie Tom (American Pickers)
Autographs Free W/ Purchase of Photo
Photo Ops: Free

 

2017: Next Show

With dates booked for 2016, 2017, 2018, we are committed long term to providing collectors and dealers in the mid-west with a first rate convention experience which will be affordable and family friendly. 2017 invited guests include the four original Godzilla suit actors: Haruo Najakima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Mizuho Yoshida, Sutoma Kitagawa, Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Reb Brown (Captain America), Jackson Bostwick, (Shazam), Allen Bellman (Timely/Marvel Artist), Arvell Jones (Marvel Artist), Keith Pollard (Marvel Artist), Ron Wilson (Marvel Artist), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Lou Ferrigno (Hulk), Pete Rose, Mike Grell (Comic Legend) with more announcements to come.

WI – Halloween Comicfest 2016 Signing

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Author John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Prey) appears at Powers Comics on Saturday, October 29th to celebrate Halloween Comicfest 2016!

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Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-8483

WI – Star Trek: Prey Signing

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Meet popular sci-fi author John Jackson Miller at Barnes & Noble on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM! We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the release of his new book Star Trek: Prey Book One. October is also Star Wars Reads Month, and John will be talking about his Star Wars books, too!

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Barnes & Noble – Fox River Commons
4705 West Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute, WI 54915
920-831-7880

WI – Star Wars Reads Day 2016

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Press Release:

Fans of Star Wars and reading can celebrate Star Wars Reads at the Scandinavia Public Library on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – noon. Star Wars Reads is an annual event sponsored by LucasFilm, Ltd., owner of the Star Wars franchise, and its publishing partners, including Del Rey, Scholastic, and DK Books.

Author John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn • Kenobi • Knight Errant • Knights of the Old Republic) will perform a reading from one of his Star Wars novels at 11:15 a.m. and be available to answer questions and sign autographs afterwards.

Activities will include:

  • Build a lightsaber Make a BB-8 stuffed toy
  • Make a watercolor resist Death Star
  • Make a Chewbacca puppet
  • Bomb the Death Star Stormtrooper Bowling

Star Wars Reads is a free program, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Scandinavia Public Library
349 N Main Street, Scandinavia, WI 54977
(715) 467-4636

WI – Mighty Jack Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke appears at the Cudahy Family Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Ben Hatke, returns to middle-grade fantasy-adventure with the first of two graphic novels retelling Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: Summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever.

But then, one day, she does talk. Maddy tells Jack in no uncertain terms to trade their mom’s car for a box of magic beans. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. The little garden behind his house is about to become home to tiny onion babies running amok, dangerous biting cabbages, and, in a fiery cliff-hanger at the end of this first volume, a dragon.

About the Author: Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of The New York Times-bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novel Little Robot.

Cudahy Family Library
3500 Library Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 769-2244

WI – Torchwood #1 Signing

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Co-writer Carole Barrowman appears at Neptune Comics on Saturday September 24th to sign her new Torchwood comic and Dark Archer graphic novel.

Neptune Comics
2120 E. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 544-2008

WI – Deathstroke Annual #2 Signing

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Writer/artist Phil Hester appears at Kowabunga Comics on Saturday, July 2nd at 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of Deathstroke Annual #2!

Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for nearly three decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. After a toiling in the world of black and white indie comics, he broke into the mainstream with a long run as artist of DC’s Swamp Thing with writer Mark Millar. At nearly the same time he wrote and drew the Eisner Award nominated series The Wretch. In 2001 Phil drew Kevin Smith’s revival of Green Arrow with long time inker Ande Parks, also for DC. He wrote the original graphic novel The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, which was optioned for a feature film by James Cameron. At Image Comics he created Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, which became an Emmy-winning animated television feature for Cartoon Network.

His work, as both artist and writer, has been featured in hundreds of comics from nearly every major American publisher and includes runs on such titles as The Darkness, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Nightwing, Invincible Universe, Batman Beyond, The Flash: Season Zero, The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Beyond Belief, Deathstroke, and his current Image project Mythic with artist John McCrea. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his family.

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Kowabunga Comics
102 N Main St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 569-9999

WI – Turning Japanese Signing

00000000_MariNaomi-TurningJapaneseCartoonist MariNaomi appears at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore to sign Turning Japanese on
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

About Turning Japanese:
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at an illegal hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture. She hopes to finally connect with her Japanese relatives without her mother as a translator and filter. Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, and her self-published Estrus Comics. Her work has appeared in over sixty print anthologies, and has been featured on such websites as The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, XOJane, Buzzfeed, Bitch Media, and more. She is also the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database.

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A Room of One’s Own Bookstore
315 W Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-7888

WI – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Boswell Book Co. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

Please join Boswell Book Co. for a ticketed signing with “queen of the geeks” and New York Times bestselling author, Felicia Day, signing copies of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes.com) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world. Tickets are $17 each, include all taxes and fees, admission for one to the signing line, a paperback copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), and can be purchased from the Brown Paper Tickets website. Ms. Day will sign copies of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) and—time permitting—is happy to personalize your copy of her memoir. If you’d like a photo of Ms. Day signing your copy, bring your phone or camera—booksellers will be on hand to accommodate requests!

When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The Internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was. But if it hadn’t been for her strange background—the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naïve confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers.

Felicia Day’s rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Ever candid, in You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety, and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming. Showcasing her “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA Today), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.

About the Author:
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, currently recurring on the CW show “Supernatural,” and recently completing a two-season arc on the SyFy series “Eureka.” However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.” She also created and stars in the hit web series “The Guild,” which is currently in its sixth season. Her production company Knights of Good produced the innovative web series “Dragon Age” in conjunction with EA/Bioware in 2011 and in 2012 she launched a funded YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. Felicia continues to work as creative chief officer with her company, as well as develop television and web projects for her to write, produce and star in.

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Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-1181

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