Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:01:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Hollywood Babble-On Live at NYCC 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/hollywood-babble-on-live-at-nycc-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/hollywood-babble-on-live-at-nycc-2015/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:53:56 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64761 00hbo-nycc15

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman appear at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM for Hollywood Babble-On LIVE as part of New York Super Week!

Press Release:

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

Ticket prices: $60 VIP Opera Boxes with autographed pic (limit 15), $40 floor, $30 first balcony, $20 top balcony

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Get tickets at the link!

Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

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MA – Artist Talk: Victo Ngai http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ma-artist-talk-victo-ngai/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ma-artist-talk-victo-ngai/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:29:22 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64759 00victo-ngai

Illustrator Victo Ngai speaks at Montserrat on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM in room 201 of the Hardie Building!

Victo Ngai is a leading editorial illustrator working for clients such as the New York Times, IMAX and the New Yorker. She entices audiences by challenging realistic depictions in her work and telling vivid stories through drawing.

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Montserrat Galleries
23 Essex Street Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 867-9624

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BC – Little Robot Signings http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/bc-little-robot-signings/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/bc-little-robot-signings/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:30:04 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64757 00ben_hatke

Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears in Vancouver to present his new book Little Robot on Monday September 28, 2015! He will be at the N. Vancouver District Library at 4:00 PM and Kidsbooks at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available on the Kidsbooks website.

About the book:
When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it’s all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!

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IL – Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/il-sam-zabel-and-the-magic-pen-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/il-sam-zabel-and-the-magic-pen-signing/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:14:28 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64756 samzabel

Cartoonist Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville) appears at Challengers Comics from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30th to sign Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

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CA – Archmage Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ca-archmage-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ca-archmage-signing-2/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:07:59 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64755 ras-archmage

Author R.A. Salvatore appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM for the release of his new book, Archmage. R.A. Salvatore will be here to sign copies of his books as well as do a Q&A. Archmage will be released on September 1. This is a wristband event. Please see a bookseller for more details.

About this author
R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He’s an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation.

Barnes & Noble
5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91763
909-399-1966

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UK – Hilda and The Troll Launch Party http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/uk-hilda-and-the-troll-launch-party/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/uk-hilda-and-the-troll-launch-party/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:59:52 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64753 00Hilda-and-Troll

Award-winning cartoonist Luke Pearson appears at Gosh! Comics for an incredible Hilda and The Troll Launch Party on the 26th of September from 7-9pm.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

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NY – Hilo: The Boy who Crashed To Earth Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ny-hilo-the-boy-who-crashed-to-earth-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ny-hilo-the-boy-who-crashed-to-earth-signing/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:53:24 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64751 hiloAward winning cartoonist and author Judd Winick appears at Book Revue on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 7:00 PM speak about and sign his new children’s book, Hilo: The Boy who Crashed To Earth.

Press Release:

Introducing HILO—a funny, action-packed, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls “delightful.”

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But that was before a mysterious boy came crashing down from the sky! Hilo doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) . . . But what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world?

HILO is Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate and is just right for fans of Bone and comic books as well as laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Wimpy Kid!

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

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ON – Batman Day 2016 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/on-batman-day-2016/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/on-batman-day-2016/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:44:37 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64749 00batmanday-on

Press Release:

Saturday September 26th is BATMAN DAY, and The Beguiling Books & Art and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop are celebrating with two great authors signing in-store!

On Saturday, September 26th, meet Brenden Fletcher, writer of ‘Batgirl,’ ‘Black Canary,’ and ‘Gotham Academy,’ and Ray Fawkes, writer of ‘Gotham by Midnight’ and ‘Batman Eternal,’ at BOTH The Beguiling and Page & Panel!

At Both Stores: We’ll be offering an all-day 10% off sale on all in-stock Batman and Batman-related comic books and graphic novels. Batman Day goodies will be available at both stores.

1:00pm-2:30pm: THE BEGUILING will host Ray Fawkes and Brenden Fletcher at 601 Markham Street! As a special bonus, from 1pm-3pm The Beguiling will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

3pm-4:30pm: PAGE & PANEL will host Fawkes and Fletcher at 789 Yonge Street! As a special bonus, from 3pm-5pm Page & Panel will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

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The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
416-533-9168

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
416-323-9212

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MA – Chroma Art Show http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ma-chroma-art-show/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/ma-chroma-art-show/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:36:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64748 chroma
Press Release:

Come celebrate the emerging work of this dynamic and diverse group of New England artists, each representing unique perspectives in their selected artistic disciplines.

Featuring the creative talents of:
Amanda Beard
Andrew MacLean
Bob Packert
Jim Forrest
Eyeformation Ef
Tom Torrey
Haig Demarjian
Elizabeth Siegel
David J. Leblanc
Tryptic Press

Artist reception Saturday September 12th from 6pm-9pm

Cash bar
Beats by DJ Noel Snow
Light fare and refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Sam Adams

This program is supported by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Visionspace Gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
(339) 883-1375

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TX – Six of Crows Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/tx-six-of-crows-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/09/02/tx-six-of-crows-signing/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:26:40 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=64745 6ofcrows

Leigh Bardugo appears in conversation with Julie Murphy at BookPeople on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

We’re so excited to welcome Leigh Bardugo to BookPeople on her Magic and Mayhem tour for Six of Crows! We love the Grisha Trilogy and can’t wait to dive into Six of Crows, a stand alone novel takes place in the Grisha universe. Bardugo will appear in conversation with fellow YA author Julie Murphy, whose new book, Dumplin’, will also soon be on our shelves. We’re cooking up plenty of magic and mayhem tonight! Join us!

ABOUT SIX OF CROWS

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first.

ABOUT LEIGH BARDUGO

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

ABOUT JULIE MURPHY

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she’s not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk.

ABOUT DUMPLIN’

Dubbed Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American-beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself.So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant along with several other unlikely candidates to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she ll shock the hell out of Clover City and maybe herself most of all.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

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