V is for Villains to Perform at Anime-zing! 2013

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Anime, Convention News, Wisconsin

Press Release:

Anime-zing! announces V is for Villains and Gnome Games

V is for VillainsDavenport, Iowa – December 12, 2012 – The Iowa anime convention Anime-zing! announced today that V is for Villains will be performing at the convention. Anime-zing! also announced that Wisconsin gaming company Gnome Games will sponsor the convention’s 2012 table top gaming room.

V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take listeners on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…. V is for Villains will be appearing in Anime-zing!’s Saturday evening concert.

Gnome Games is a gaming store based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, regularly offering games and tournaments at their store location. They will be participating in Anime-zing! 2013 to run numerous table top gaming tournaments, with games including Magic, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Yu-Gi-Oh, and beyond.

Anime-zing! is a three-day Iowa anime convention held in May. The convention brings together just under 1,000 fans to participate in cosplay costume contests, various social events, a formal ball, discussion panels, a date auction, video gaming tournaments, and table top gaming tournaments. Anime-zing! gives fans of Japanese animation a safe, fun place to meet fellow fans and celebrate Japanese animation and culture.

Anime-zing! will be held May 3-5, 2013 at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Davenport, Iowa. Registration is currently $27 per person for the weekend, which can be found at http://qcanimezing.com/register

More information about the convention can be found at http://qcanimezing.com/

WI – Lost Tribe of the Sith Signing

Madison author John Jackson Miller, author of Star Wars novels and Star Wars and Mass Effect graphic novels, shares his latest books: Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, Knight Errant: Deluge and Mass Effect: Invasion on Saturday July 28, 2012 at 3:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble
West Towne Mall, 7433 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53717
608-827-0809

leetUP “Awesomesauce. LIVE!” 2012 Tour

leetUP tour



leetUP, The World’s First Live Nerd Culture Carnival, Set To Launch “Awesomesauce. LIVE!” Fall Tour (via PR Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Following a groundswell of fan demand, Kevin Pereira announced live at Comic-Con 2012 plans for the inaugural leetUP tour. The “Awesomesauce. LIVE!” 2012 Tour is set to unleash the world’s first LIVE carnival celebration of nerd culture upon 10 cities…

Are You My Mother? Book Tour

Acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel goes on a book tour of North America to promote her new graphic memoir, Are You My Mother?

Tuesday May 1, 2012
Barnes & Noble, 7pm
2289 Broadway @ 82nd Street, New York City, NY

Wednesday May 2, 2012 
The Brattle Theatre, 6pm
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore
SOLD OUT 

Thursday May 3, 2012 
Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Friday May 4, 2012 
Politics & Prose, 7pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Saturday May 5, 2012 Toronto
Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Sunday May 6, 2012 
Left Bank Books, 4pm
321 N. 10th Street, St Louis, MO

Monday May 7, 2012
Boswell Book Co., 7pm
2559 N. Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Tuesday May 8, 2012 
Books Inc, 7pm
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA

Wednesday May 9, 2012
The Booksmith, 7:30
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA

Thursday May 10, 2012 
Los Angeles Public Library, 7pm
Format: On-stage interview with Deborah Vankin
Mark Taper Auditorium—Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA

Friday May 11, 2012 
University Bookstore, 7pm
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA

Saturday May 12, 2012 
The Bagdad Theater, 5pm
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Sponsored by Powell’s

Wednesday May 16, 2012 
Swedish American Museum, 7:30pm
5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Sponsored by Women and Children First Bookstore

WI – Silent Bob Signs

Kevin Smith speaks live at The Pabst Theater on Sunday March 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM.

Next Chapter Bookshop welcomes acclaimed writer/director Kevin Smith for an evening of conversation about life, work, and his new memoir Tough Sh*t: Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob That Did Good. Kevin will be LIVE in conversation with Lanora Haradon, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop. The program will last approximately 90 minutes.

Each admission ticket includes an autographed copy of Kevin’s new book Tough Sh*t.

SPECIAL TICKET PRESALE for Next Chapter Bookshop Patrons starts Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM. Use code NEXTCHAPTER. Click here for ticket information and ordering.

Tickets are available directly from The Pabst Theater box office.

Visit their web site at http://pabsttheater.org/

Kevin Smith will be the first to admit that he’s an unlikely source for life advice. After all, he’s that overweight guy who did that movie Clerks a million years ago. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: he’s spent the past 15 years doing whatever he wants and getting paid for it. And he has a hot wife, too.  In his new book TOUGH SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good, nothing is off limits. It’s a memoir that unlocks his unlikely path to success – Smith tells stories of how he fell in love with movies as a child and watched George Carlin with his dad, of his first time taking a pilgrimage to the Angelika in big, scary New York with his movie-buff buddy, and how after a successful run of 10 movies he decided the best thing he could do for his career would be to blow the whole thing up. And don’t think that Kevin Smith, (the man who made bromance movies before “bromance” was even a word) doesn’t get dirty. This isn’t a book of feel-good stories. It’s a book of Tough Sh*t. He talks about the critics who’ve savaged his films and the actors and executives who’ve made him hate what he loves. He discusses his fallout out with Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company and his feuds with Bruce Willis. He examines his struggles with weight, the infamous Southwest Airlines incident, and why he decided to start smoking pot at the age of 38.  But he also tells you the good stuff you get if you suffer through the Tough Sh*t. Like his amazing wife Jen, who suffers through marriage to a sex-obsessed fatty. And working with his idol George Carlin. And one of the biggest thrills of his life: when he got to watch a movie he made– an homage to Quentin Tarantino – with Quentin Tarantino.  And sprinkled throughout, Kevin offers his readers gems of life advice that have helped him along the way: like what he learned from his hero Wayne Gretzky – ““Don’t go where the puck’s been; go where it’s gonna be,” from the very act of conception – “You’re a big, fat bucket of win when you begin this crapshoot life.”—and from Ferris Bueller: “You can never go too far. But if you’re gonna get busted, don’t let it be by a guy like that.”Fanboys, film-buffs, stoners, fatties, skinnies, Smodcasters and anyone who wants to know how to get away with getting paid for doing what they love will find something to like in this book. And if you don’t like what he has to say, Kevin’s response is a no-brainer: TOUGH SH*T. 

The Pabst Theater
144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

WI – Zolotow Lecture

Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, delivers the 14th annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture on Wednesday evening, October 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Wisconsin Union Theater on the UW-Madison campus.

This is a free public lecture sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center and Friends of the CCBC.

Author/artist Gene Luen Yang won the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature for his graphic novel American Born Chinese (First Second / Roaring Brook Press, 2006). His other books for children and teens include The Eternal Smile (with Derek Kirk Kim, First Second / Roaring Brook Press 2009) and Prime Baby (Roaring Brook Press, 2010). He has also written and spoken extensively on graphic novels as an art form and as a resource for educators in the classroom.

Wisconsin Union Theater
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

WI – Batman Inc. Signing

Mike Norton and Chris Burnham sign at Neptune Comics on June 29, 2011 from 3:00 PM- 6PM.

Two of comics biggest artists are coming to Neptune Comics for a afternoon of fun, debauchery, and of course to meet all the fans.  Be sure to mark your calendars now you will not want to miss these guys.

Chris just became an exclusive artist for DC Comics, and Mike was a exclusive artist for DC for the past few years.  Besides the latest Batman books Chris has done you might know his work from Image Comics Nixon’s Pals, and Boom!’s Amory’s Wars.  Mike had done work for DC of course, such as Young Justice and Blue Beetle, and Marvel as recently as Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt.

You can follow Chris on Twitter, and Mike has a website,  also check out Mike’s independent weekly comic Battlepug.

Neptune Comics
2120 E. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53186

Red State Tour

Director Kevin Smith brings his new horror movie on a special advance screening tour before the official release date on October 19, 2011. Each show will include a Q&A with Smith and special appearances by stars like Michael Parks are scheduled at stops along the way. Who knows what other surprises might be coming to your hometown??

Click here to purchase tickets

WI – Knight Errant Signings

Writer John Jackson Miller signs his new Star Wars novel Knight Errant at the following locations:

Friday, January 28, 4-6 p.m.
Bookworld
1136 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI

Saturday, January 29, 2 p.m.
Borders
3750 University Ave, Madison, WI

Friday, February 4, 2-4 p.m.
Bookworld
414 South Central Avenue, Marshfield, WI

Saturday, February 19, 1-4 p.m.
Westfield Comics
7475 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI
(in High Point Center)

WI – Firestar Signing

Sean McKeever is visiting Neptune Comics from 11 am – 1 pm on April 21st. The tour, a promotional event for his newest book series, Firestar (pictured #1), premiers April 21 at local comic book stores nation wide, published by Marvel Comics.

Sean McKeever is known world-wide for his work with both Marvel and DC comics, as well as his independant work, The Waiting Place, a graphic novel about growing up in small town Wisconsin. McKeever is Eisner Award winner, the Oscars of the comic book world. Sean McKeever grew up reading comic books in his parent’s Eagle River hardware store, starting when he was only 3 years old. As a teenager his first business was a small comic book store where he sold comic books out of that same hardware store. To get a job with big publishers like Marvel and DC comics seemed like a dream to a young McKeever – but for him the dream DID come true.

Neptune Comics in Waukesha, Wisconsin is currently Sean McKeever’s only Wisconsin signing for this new comic series.

Event Info
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Neptune Comics, 2120 E Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI
Contact: Craig Lopacinski, 262-544-2008

Neptune Comics will be giving away the first issue of Firestar, while supplies last, and Sean McKeever will be signing that comic book as well as any other works he has written.  The event is free. Book purchase is not required for the book signing, however there will be books available for purchase.
About Neptune Comics
Neptune Comics has been in Waukesha since 2004.  They sell comic books, graphic novels, toys, clothing and a variety of other pop culture items: something for everyone. 

Owners Craig and Lisa Lopacinski are active in the Waukesha community and they hold a variety of in-store events.  The store is located just minutes off of Highway 94 and is located in the Westbrook shopping mall next to Bartz’s Party Store, near The Chancery Restaurant.

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