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Keith Giffen, Fernando Ruiz, Charles Paul Wilson III, Anthony Marques, Andre Szymanowicz, Fabio Redivo, Nick Justus, Adam McGoven, Ellen Stedfeld, Mike Morrocco, Max Fuchs, Alexia Veldhuisen and more appear at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Full details at the link…

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

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NYC – Hilda and The Black Hound Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/18/nyc-hilda-black-hound-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/18/nyc-hilda-black-hound-signing/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:50:01 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57723 lp-nyc

British cartoonist Luke Pearson appears at the Strand Book Store on Tuesday May 6th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!

Luke Pearson has gained wide acclaim for his striking illustrations and complex, multivalent comics. His Hildafolk series contains Luke’s signature blend of exuberant visuals and dark, whimsical stories. To celebrate the release of the latest Hildafolk book, Luke will chat about his work and sign copies of Hilda and The Black Hound for fans in our rare book room. This fourth book in the series chronicles the adventurous Hilda and her companion Twig (a blue fox with antlers) in their encounters with the Nisse, creatures who live in a mirror world “where the rules of physics don’t quite match up.”

Luke’s work has been praised as “glorious, exciting if also rather menacing” by the New York Times. Of the series, Slate has said “It’s hard to imagine a better all-ages comic.” Join us for an evening with an exciting talent in comics!
Buy a copy of Hilda and the Black Hound or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

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SF – This One Summer Release Party http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/18/sf-one-summer-release-party/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/18/sf-one-summer-release-party/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:43:17 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57721 tos

Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:00 pm to celebrate the release of their new project THIS ONE SUMMER!

RSVP on Facebook!

Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

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DC Comics Panel & Signing Schedule for WonderCon 2014 http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/dc-schedule-wondercon-2014/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/dc-schedule-wondercon-2014/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:47:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57717 DC-comics-1950271

Press Release:

WonderCon officially kicks off in Anaheim, CA tomorrow!

If you’re heading to the pop culture event this weekend, stop by the DC Entertainment Booth (#401) to say hello! Be sure to attend the fantastic panels and creator signings we’ll be hosting  throughout the weekend. And don’t forget to pick up some exclusives.

Take a look at the panel and signing schedule* below, so you don’t miss a thing. Or download the DC Entertainment Events App on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to stay up to speed on all DC Entertainment happenings.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 18TH

12:30-1:30pm – Creator Signing 
Talent: TEEN TITANS GO! (Cast Signing)

1:00-2:00pm DC Entertainment – ALL ACCESS
Panelist(s): Mike Cotton, Shelly Bond, Jim Chadwick
Moderator(s): John Cunningham
Talent: Jim Lee

At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a fan!  Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment!  Find out what some of DC’s biggest names have to share from behind-the-scenes!  Joining the All-Media party will be some of the industry’s top talents, so don’t miss out!
Room 300AB

3:30-4:30pm – Creator Signing 
Talent: SON OF BATMAN (Cast Signing)

4:00-5:00pm DC COMICS – Batman
Moderator(s): Larry Ganem
Talent: Marc Andreyko, Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul, Gail Simone

Batman’s crusade against the corrupt and evil has permeated across the DC Universe and beyond! Join some of the hottest creators who are behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! There has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!
Room 300AB

5:00-6:00pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Tony Daniel, Cliff Chiang, Gail Simone

6:00-7:00pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Robert Venditti, Brett Booth

6:00-8:00pm World Premiere: SON OF BATMAN

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian-and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars), producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War), and some special guests. Based on Grant Morrison’s famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

Saturday, April 19th

10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing
Talent: Bernard Chang, Brett Booth

12:00-1:00pm – Creator Signing 
Talent: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato

1:30-2:30pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Cliff Chiang, Kyle Higgins

3:00-4:00pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Marv Wolfman, Yanick Paquette

3:00-4:00pm DC COMICS – THE NEW 52
Panelist(s): Mike Cotton
Moderator(s): John Cunningham
Talent: Brett Booth, Bernard Chang, Cliff Chiang, Tony Daniel, Francis Manapul, Robert Venditti

New and veteran fans alike are welcomed to be a part of history as the DC team and top-notch talent discuss the books that are shaping this new era of DC Comics! Don’t miss this exclusive look inside the hottest comic line in decades!
Room 300AB

4:00-5:00pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Gail Simone

4:00-5:00pm Batman 75th Anniversary
Moderator(s): John Cunningham
Talent: Kevin Conroy, Ralph Garman, Peter Girardi, Jim Lee, Kevin Smith, Bruce Timm

Throughout his 75 year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized super heroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Come by for a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds this pop culture icon!
Room 300AB

5:00-6:00pm DC Comics – Green Lantern: A Universe at War!
Moderator(s): Larry Ganem
Talent: Bernard Chang, Robert Venditti

The cosmic uprising has begun and it is the Green Lantern Corps vs the entire universe! Come by as the creators behind the Corps shed light on the events that have sent shock waves across the different Lantern Corps and beyond!
Room 207

5:30-6:30pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Jim Lee, Chris Conroy

Sunday, April 20th

11:30am-12:30pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul

2:00-3:00pm DC ENTERTAINMENT 101Essentials
Panelist(s): Mike Cotton
Moderator(s): John Cunningham

DC Comics’ backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told! New fans and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential stories and products that make up DC Entertainment’s rich history. Room 300AB

2:30-3:30pm – Creator Signing
Talent: Robert Venditti, Bernard Chang

3:30-4:30pm ART MASTERS: DRAWING DC
Moderator(s): Larry Ganem
Talent: Tony Daniel, Francis Manapul, Yanick Paquette

DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join us for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!
Room 210BCD

WonderCon takes place April 18-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

*Signing schedule and panelists are subject to change.

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NM – Junot Diaz Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/nm-junot-diaz-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/nm-junot-diaz-signing/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:09:38 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57714    

Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and most recently This Is How You Lose Her, appears at The Jean Cocteau for a reading and signing on Monday April 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

A few Facts about his interviewers:

Doctor Shanté Paradigm Smalls – A scholar and artist who works at the intersection of popular culture and critical theory.  She is a professor at University of New Mexico in American Studies.
 
Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez – An unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic.  He is a professor at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

$5 for patrons purchasing paperbacks and $10 for patrons without purchase of book

Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love – obsessive love, illicit love,
fading love, maternal love. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in
This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart.
They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501

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NY – G-Man Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ny-g-man-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ny-g-man-signing/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:19:45 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57712 gman

Cartoonist Chris Giarrusso appears at Barnes & Noble to sign G-Man, Volume 1: Learning to Fly on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Raymour & Flanigan Plaza, 3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, NY 13214
315-449-2948

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CA – Adventure Time Art Day http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ca-adventure-time-art-day/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ca-adventure-time-art-day/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:57 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57709 advtime

Press Release:

Nothing says “fun” like drawing, and the smash cartoon hit Adventure Time! So Hero Initiative and the West Valley Family YMCA are teaming up for a kid-centric Adventure Time Art Day, sponsored by KaBOOM!, publishers of the Adventure Time comic book! The event takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from noon till 2:00 p.m. at Collector’s Paradise!

For $25, kids will get:

• Art lessons from REAL comic book artists!

• Your OWN real mini-comic book drawing board and crayons!

• An Adventure Time issue wrapped in a Get-a-Sketch cover with an original sketch from one of our artists!

• One piece of pizza and drink!

This special event is for the under-18 crowd, but parents are CERTAINLY invited to hang out and watch their kids have a great time as well! Space is limited, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance, available right now and ONLY at Collector’s Paradise.

Artists in attendance will include Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time: Candy Capers) and Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time), and MORE! Don’t miss it!

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-9455

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GA – The Battle for WondLa Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ga-battle-wondla-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ga-battle-wondla-signing/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:02:50 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57706 tbw-td

Tony DiTerlizzi appears at Barnes & Noble to sign The Battle for WondLa on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

Author Event
Join us in welcoming Tony DiTerlizzi, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has created books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. Mr. DiTerlizzi will be here to sign his new book, sure to be a classic of the future.

Barnes & Noble
Edgewood Retail District, 1217 Caroline Street at Moreland Av, Atlanta, GA 30307
404-522-0212

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CA – FCBD: Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ca-fcbd-todd-ugliest-kid-earth-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ca-fcbd-todd-ugliest-kid-earth-signing/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:59 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57702 tukoe

Writer Ken Kristensen, creator of Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth, signs at Hypno Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

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CA – Escape From Alcatraz Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ca-escape-alcatraz-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/17/ca-escape-alcatraz-signing/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:48 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=57694 efe

Wren Nowan and Michel Reardon, co-creators of Escape from Alcatraz: The Final Breakout, the fourth in a series of comics printed by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, will be signing at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 pm. The comic features the daring escape attempt of Alcatraz inmates John Paul Scott, and Darl Dee Parker. The other issues in the series will be available for purchase without having to be sent to Alcatraz.

RSVP on Facebook!

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

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