WI – Black Star Renegades Signing

Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters, Roche Limit, ReincarNATE) appears at Book Soup to discuss and sign Black Star Renegades on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late. Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself. Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option: He has to fight.

Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends–rebels and scoundrels alike–Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself. He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud. Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures–all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose.

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

WI – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner hosts a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on Saturday, March 24th at 6:30 PM! Tickets available at the link!

Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage. In this unique evening you’ll enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original “Captain James T. Kirk” in the Star Trek television series and movies as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience led Q&A.

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Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 286-3663

Madison Comic Con (March 2018)

Convention Name
Madison Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://mightyconshows.com/show/madison
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/11/2018
About This Convention
You wanted more, and you’ve got more! The Madison Comic Con is back and even bigger than ever! We’re still at Monona Terrace, and now we’re taking over the Exhibit Hall there with more space, more vendors, more artists, more guests, more everything! This is one show that you won’t want to miss!
Venue Name and Address
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Drive
Madison, WI 53703
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Madison

Milwaukee Comic Con (February 2018)

Milwaukee

Convention Name
Milwaukee Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://mightyconshows.com/show/milwaukee
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/24/2018
About This Convention
Good news, everyone! Festival season in Milwaukee is kicking off this year with an amazing comic convention! This February 24th, The Milwaukee Comic Con is taking over the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Comic Con will feature over 300 artist tables, vendor booths, and special guests. But we’re also bringing cash prize cosplay contests, video and table top gaming tournaments, and a whole weekend of fun! Milwaukee’s largest comic book and pop culture event!
Venue Name and Address
Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
640 S 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53214
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
250
Projected Attendance
2,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
James O’Barr, David Nakayama, Scott Beaderstadt, Frank Fosco, Jeff Balke, Jordan Gunderson,

WI – Garth Ennis Signing

Writer Garth Ennis (Jimmy’s Bastards, Preacher, Punisher MAX, The Boys, War Stories) will be signing at Kowabunga Comics on Saturday, October 28th! In addition to Garth will be Black Eyed Kids creator and Aftershock Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett and writer/artist Phil Hester.

Garth Ennis is a multi-award winning comic book writer  known for his love of graphic violence and black comedy. After taking over the reins of Judge Dredd, British Comics’ most recognizable character, from legendary Judge Dredd creator John Wagner, he exploded upon the American comic book market with credits that include HellblazerHitmanPunisherFuryCrossedBattlefieldsWar Stories, and The Boys. His legendary and hugely-influential DC Comics’ series PREACHER, which he co-created with artist Steve Dillon, has recently been given a pilot treatment by AMC. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he now lives in New York City with his wife, Ruth.

Joe Pruett is the COO and Publisher at Aftershock. Joe is an Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and editor for his work on Negative Burn. He is known for his turn at Marvel on X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Currently, Joe writes Black Eyed Kids at Aftershock.

Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for nearly three decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. After a period of toiling in the burgeoning 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 DC’s Green Arrow. 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 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 DarknessWonder WomanAnt-ManUltimate Marvel Team-UpNightwingInvincible UniverseBatman BeyondThe Flash: Season Zero, 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 – Johnny Appleseed Signing

Paul Buhle appears at A Room of One’s Own on Friday September 22nd at 6:00 PM. He will be discussing his newest book, Johnny Appleseed, illustrated by Noah Van Sciver.

John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, made himself the stuff of legend by spreading the seeds of apple trees from Wisconsin to Indiana. Along with that, he offered the seeds of nonviolence and vegetarianism, good relationships with Native Americans, and peace among the settlers. This is a graphic biography of the green dreamer of the American Frontier, the legendary John Chapman, from Brown University scholar Paul Buhle (Red Rosa) and award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln).

Paul Buhle, a 1960s Madisonian and publisher here of the SDS magazine RADICAL AMERICA, has written and edited several histories of the Madison Left including HISTORY AND THE NEW LEFT, a biography of William Appleman Williams and IT STARTED IN WISCONSIN, a documentary of the Uprising, co-edited with Mari Jo Buhle.

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

WI – Ordinary People Change the World Signing

Author Brad Meltzer appears at Books & Company on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign the latest books in the Ordinary People Change the World series, I AM GHANDI and I AM SACAGAWEA.

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

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Books & Company
1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 567-0106

WI – Mike Grell Signing

MIKE GRELL, comic book writer and artist best known for his outstanding work on DC Comics Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes, and Warlord, appears at Powers Comics all day on Saturday, September 9, 2017!

Mr. Grell will be selling art prints, signing comics and doing commissioned art sketches! Pre-orders will be encouraged, check with the store for details!

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

WI – Green Arrow Signing

Writer Benjamin Percy will be doing a free signing Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10am-12pm at Powers Comics!

Past work includes DC New 52 Detective Comics #35, 36, DC New 52 Green Arrow #41-52. Currently writing Teen Titans Rebirth, Green Arrow Rebirth and Dynamite’s James Bond series.

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

WI – Galaxy Comics Anniversary Party

Author John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Prey) appears at Galaxy Comics on Saturday, April 1st from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to celebrate the shop’s tenth anniversary.

Galaxy Comics & Games
925 Clark Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481-2928
(715) 544-0857

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