OR – Mockingbird #1 Release Party

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Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our Mockingbird #1 release party on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm, with New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain and artist Joelle Jones! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Mockingbird #1 available for purchase at this event! Portland locals Cain and Jones will be in attendance to sign your copies! Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches will be at the discretion of the artist.

Mockingbird has always been one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s best agents, but what happens when someone close to her is murdered? Forced to take matters into her own hands, someone is bound to pay! New York Times Bestselling Author Chelsea Cain joins the Marvel Universe to tell a story of bloody revenge! Plus! A special bonus story by superstar young adult author, Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures), writer for the upcoming YA novel, Black Widow: Forever Red!

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484

CA – Rufio Turns 40 Party

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Actor Dante Basco, best known for his roles as Rufio in HOOK and the voice of Prince Zuko on AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, hosts his 40th birthday party on Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 PM! Musical performance by The Feal at 9:30 PM and a special reunion of “The Basco Bros.” Admission is free and open to the public (21+ only)

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Hemingway’s
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-0040

Go Big with Our Awesome August Skyscraper Sale!

August 18, 2015 by  
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Awesome August Skyscraper Sale

As the summer winds down, we wanted to give you a chance to go big with your advertising heading into the fall. If you place an order now through August 31, our skyscraper (120×600) ads are half off! You can pay just $50 a month or get a whole year for $500. You can upload your artwork later and start your ad later if you need to but don’t miss out on these prices!

Skyscraper Ad Space for One Month: $100 $50 through August 31
Specifications:
*120×600
*GIF or JPG
*No larger than 40k

Skyscraper Ad Space for One Year: $1000 $500 through August 31
Specifications:
*120×600
*GIF or JPG
*No larger than 40k

NY – Jack Kirby Day 2015

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A Birthday Party for the King of Comics, Jack Kirby, will be held at Shmaltz Brewery on Friday, August 28th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Sponsored by Shmaltz Brewery, Excellent Adventures Comics, and Comic Depot, the event will feature Shmaltz’s “King Kirby Ale,” honoring Jack Kirby’s vast legacy in comics.

“King Kirby Ale” is a special bottling of Shmaltz’s Slingshot Lager, featuring Jack Kirby himself on the label in art by comics stalwarts Lee Moder and Paul Harding. Limited Edition cases will be on sale at Shmaltz the night of the event, with a percentage of proceeds going to the comic-oriented charity Hero Initiative.

The Kirby Birthday Party features an impressive list of comic creators, who will be on hand to sign and sketch. Guests include Steve Niles, Andy Lanning, Ron Marz, Lee Moder, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna, Steve Orlando, and many more.

The ticket cost of $20 include five samples of Shmaltz beers, a complimentary glass, a piece of Kirby birthday cake, and a chance at door prizes. There will also be a silent auction of special comic items donated by creators. Ticket and auction proceeds benefit comic charities Hero Initiative and Kirby4Heroes. Tickets are available for sale online now…

Tickets will also be available at the door, the night of the event.

Shmaltz Brewery
6 Fairchild Square Clifton Park, NY 12065

The Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza Returns in December 2015

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Press Release:

NECOMICCON Winter Show

The Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza returns to the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington MA Saturday and Sunday Dec. 5 & 6, 2015 with a line-up of family fun including Celebrity guests, K!DZ Activities, Cosplay, Video Games and Holiday Shopping.

As a special event offering the largest selection of Collectibles, Geek Crafts, Comics, Toys, Comic Art and Pop Culture Artifacts for sale in New England, this show has become the Holiday Shopping show for Nerds and the people who love them.  Everything a Fan or Collector could possibly want, that you could not find anywhere else, is displayed on over 300 tables from vendors travelling from 10 states.

Comic books are a main stay of any comic con, but at the Collectibles Extravaganza there will also be action figures, die-cast, vintage and antique toys, along with records, magazines, posters, trading cards, books and autographs.

Featured celebrity cast reunion this year will be the kids from “A Christmas Story,” the 1983 film classic shown on TV constantly from Thanksgiving thru Christmas, detailing the nostalgic story of a group of friends revolving around a Red Ryder BB gun and a suburban family during the holidays. Zack Ward (Scut Farkus), Scott Schwartz (Flick), Ian Petrella (Randy) and Yano Anaya (Grover Dill) will be appearing to sign autographs and offering photo ops, including a re-created set from the movie featuring Santa Claus (Sal Lizard).

Also appearing will be Marta Kristen and Mark Goddard of the 1965 TV series “Lost In Space” celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary, along with full size replicas of the “Lost In Space” Robot and the Robinson family’s Chariot.

Artists guest of honor is George Perez, a legend in Marvel and DC comic history, who will be sketching and signing.

Added guests include “Mighty Morphin Power RangersCatherine Sutherland (Pink Ranger) and Nakia Burrise (Yellow Ranger), “Spider-Man” Comics cover artist Joe St. Pierre, “Guardians of the Galaxy” comic artist Joe Caramagna, “The Little Mermaid” artist Philo Barnhart, “Archie” comic artist Alex Simmons and Muppet puppeteer Noel MacNeal.

A special Voice Actors Workshop offers people interested in how to be a voice actor a first hand look a careers in voice acting led by 3 veterans of “Sonic Boom,” TV and video games, Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson and Bill Freiberger.

Lots more guests, attractions and artists will continue to be announced.

Tickets on sale HERE

Exhibitor Space available HERE

ZACK WARD

ZACK WARD

SCOTT SCHWARTZ

SCOTT SCHWARTZ

IAN PETRELLA

IAN PETRELLA

YANO ANAYA

YANO ANAYA

Cindy Robinson

Cindy Robinson

Bill Freiberger

Bill Freiberger

Mike Pollock

Mike Pollock

Nakia Burrise

Nakia Burrise

Catherine Sutherland

Catherine Sutherland

Marta Kristen

Marta Kristen

Mark Goddard

Mark Goddard

Noel MacNeal

Noel MacNeal

Alex Simmons

Alex Simmons

Joe St. Pierre

Joe St. Pierre

Joe Caramagna

Joe Caramagna

ToyConNJ Returns August 29 and 30, 2015

ToyConNJ 3 will take place later this month. Read their graphic press release for information on artists, vendors, etc.

ToyCon 2015 Press Release

NYC – Alyssa Milano Signing

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Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes actress and writer Alyssa Milano for a signing of her new book, Hacktivist, on Saturday, September 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM!

Widely known for her roles on Who’s The Boss, Melrose Place, and Charmed, Alyssa Milano will be signing Hacktivist #1-#2, as well as the Hacktivist Vol 1 Graphic Novel! Please note that no other merchandise will be permitted to get signed.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Alyssa Milano is a successful actress, producer, entrepreneur, and activist, so we weren’t really surprised when she also brought us an amazing comic book idea. Alyssa’s love of activism and the world of emerging
technology only added to our love of the project.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: A story about friendship and freedom in a time of war, stunningly illustrated by fan-favorite artist Marcus To (Cyborg 009, New Warriors, Red Robin) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Cyborg 009, Ms. Marvel).

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the young, brilliant cofounders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other. But they are also ‘sve_Urs3lf,’ the largest black-hat hacking group on the planet. When their operation is discovered by the U.S. Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.

Purchase required, limit of two items per person.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

KS – Archmage Launch Party

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Watermark Books & Cafe hosts author R.A. Salvatore at Abode Venue for a reading and signing of Archmage on Monday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the event will also include a cash bar. Abode Venue is located at 1330 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS, 67214.

Tickets for the event are $28.95+tax and include a copy of the new book Archmage. The book officially comes out on Tuesday, September 1, but it will be available for pick-up at the event on Monday night. Order your ticket NOW to pre-order a copy of Salvatore’s newest Drizzt book! Tickets can be ordered online by clicking the ticket link or by calling Watermark Books & Cafe at 316.682.1181.

The pall that had descended over the North is gone, and a new day has dawned on a victorious Mithral Hall, but no matter how bright things seem on the surface, Drizzt and his companions know that what lurks just under their feet remains steeped in evil and charged with unimaginable power.

The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren’t done with Drizzt yet. And consumed by their own power struggles, feeling backed into a corner, the drow may just be desperate enough to call on demonic forces from the deepest reaches of the Abyss, and unleash a disaster even the Underdark could never have prepared for. Archmage has everything Drizzt’s fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves.

Star Wars: Art Awakens Contest Announced

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In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present “Art Awakens.”

“Art Awakens” is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.

“Art Awakens” kicks off August 11th with the launch of a two-month-long nationwide fan art competition across the US. Amateur artists can submit theirStar Wars: The Force Awakens inspired art on ArtAwakens.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.

Additionally, coming this November to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a three-day Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. All new original pieces will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids earn points which unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.

Five lucky winners of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, will have their art featured in the professional gallery exhibit. The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.

Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules” Award will be granted to one of the five grand prize winners upon completion of a questionnaire with the highest score in the Innovative Use of Technology category. The HP “Bend the Rules” Award winner will receive an HP Notebook Computer to help them push the boundaries of art and creativity. Get more details at the link…

Valiant Announces New Series of Dates for Their 25th Anniversary Convention Tour

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The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!

After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!

Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:

Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
StocktonCon

Stockton Arena
Stockton, CA

Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo

San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con

Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
Buffalo Comicon

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show

New Dimension Comics
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
NC Comicon
Durham Convention Center
Durham, NC

Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ

The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!

Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

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