Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no NM – Tomboy Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/nm-tomboy-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/nm-tomboy-signing/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:50:44 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59562 lp090314

Cartoonist Liz Prince presents her new book TOMBOY at Warehouse 21 on Wednesday, September 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! $3 cover, but it comes with a $3 off coupon for the book itself!

World -renowned comics artist/Ignatz Award-winner/Warehouse 21 alumni, Liz Prince, brings her newest book, Tomboy: a Graphic Memoir, to W21 for a special reading and signing. Prince’s autobiographical tales are every bit as funny and self-reflective as they are poignant and important. A do-not-miss event!

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Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 989-4423

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VA – Sisters/Astronaut Academy Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/va-sistersastronaut-academy-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/va-sistersastronaut-academy-signing/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:02 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59555 sisters_cvr aare

Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman appear for a signing on Monday September 15, 2014 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at One More Page!

One More Page Books
2200 N Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213
703.300.9746

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DC – How to Be Happy Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/dc-happy-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/dc-happy-signing/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:17:29 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59553 htbh

Eleanor Davis appears at Politics & Prose on Saturday September 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM to sign How to Be Happy!

Davis has earned a devoted following with her comics and illustrations, as well as her two graphic novels for children. Her first collection of literary graphic stories is truly an event. Showcasing Davis’s extraordinary range, the volume features work in full color as well as pen-and-ink, the images always complementing the narratives, which explore a full spectrum of emotions.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

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CA – Comic Book People Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/ca-comic-book-people-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/22/ca-comic-book-people-signing/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:07:39 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59551 cbp

Meet photographer/author Jackie Estrada at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, September 13th at 4:00 PM and get a signed copy of this amazing coffee-table time machine! Jackie will also offer a brief history of the early days of comic book conventions and fandom.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Author

Longtime comics industry insider Jackie Estrada is releasing her book Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s, a unique peek at the early days of comics conventions before they were big pop culture events, when the giants of the industry mingled casually with their peers and fans.

The high-quality hardcover coffee-table book features some 600 candid photos of comics creators taken in the 1970s and 1980s, along with commentary and anecdotes about each person.

Jackie Estrada has been a comics fan since the 1960s and has been to every San Diego Comic-Con, as well as to numerous other comics, science fiction, and similar fan events over the last four decades. Her involvement in comics has included editing publications for Comic-Con, serving as the administrator of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards since 1990, serving as president of Friends of Lulu, and being the co-publisher of Exhibit A Press, which produces her husband Batton Lash’s Supernatural Law graphic novels.

Her photos of comics creators have appeared in numerous books and publications, from Paul Levitz’s 75 Years of DC Comics and Julius Schwartz’s autobiography Man of Two Worlds to Alter Ego and Comics Buyer’s Guide. Most prominently, dozens of her photos were used in Dark Horse’s Comics: Between the Panels and in Comic-Con: 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans, and Friends. Most recently, her photos could be seen in the PBS special on the history of superheroes.

The candid photos depict not only Golden and Silver Age comic book greats and mainstream creators of the period but also publishers and editors, underground and alternative cartoonists, big-name fans, comic strip cartoonists, animation directors and voice actors, science fiction and fantasy authors, and movie and TV celebrities.

RSVP on Facebook!

Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

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NYC – Save Our Schmuck Benefit http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-save-schmuck-benefit/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-save-schmuck-benefit/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:14:09 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59549 sos082614

Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddha, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld and more appear at Brooklyn’s Union Hall on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM to present an evening of live comix readings, music, and comedy raising funds for health care costs related to Seth Kushner’s fight with leukemia. If you cannot attend but would like to help Seth, you can donate at the link…

About SETH KUSHNER
Seth is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their five year old son. A renowned photographer, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and other publications.

Published books include, The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and upcoming New York Comics. Seth is co-founder of TRIP CITY, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions an independent publishing imprint.

Help Seth and others find their match by registering at this event to become a bone marrow donor with Delete Blood Cancer — All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life! Visit www.deletebloodcancer.org to learn more

More info and tickets at the link!

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Union Hall – Brooklyn
702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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ON – Kirby4Heroes Benefit Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/kirby4heroes-benefit-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/kirby4heroes-benefit-signing/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:17:32 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59547 k4h

Artist Ken Lashley signs at Paradise Comics on Thursday, August 28th from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM to celebrate Jack “The King” Kirby’s 97th birthday!  Paradise Comics will donate 10% of all sales on August 28th. All funds raised, of course, go directly to the Hero Initiative.

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Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L6 Canada

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NYC – The Wrenchies Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-wrenchies-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-wrenchies-signing/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:57:25 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59542 fd091814Farel Dalrymple presents The Wrenchies in conversation with Brian Heater of Boing Boing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Greenlight Bookstore!

Press Release:

Critically acclaimed cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (creator of Pop Gun War and collaborator with Jonathan Lethem on Omega the Unknown) brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in his new book The Wrenchies, a sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. In Dalrymple’s demented future, humans on a destroyed Earth are oppressed by the evil Shadowsmen, and only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed. Dalrymple will present the book with a slideshow of images, and talk about his work with Brian Heater, who writes about comics for the technology and culture site Boing Boing.

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

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OR – Leaving Megalopolis Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/leaving-megalopolis-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/leaving-megalopolis-signing/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:51:35 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59544 lm091914

Fan favorite writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday September 19th at 7:30 PM to sign her new graphic novel Leaving Megalopolis!

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

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NYC – Faeries Tales Art Exhibition http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-faeries-tales-art-exhibition/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/nyc-faeries-tales-art-exhibition/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:38:06 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59540 froud-uk

Brian & Wendy Froud appear at the AFA to open an exhibition of artwork from their new book Faeries’ Tales on Thursday September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

On exhibition, a collection of 30 paintings by Brian and 16 sculptures by Wendy created for and published by Abrams in their newest book, Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales. The exhibition will be on view at AFA of SoHo from September 12th through October 12th, 2014.

Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales explores the complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. Readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the true story is told by the faeries.

RSVPs are requested: RSVP@afanyc.com

AFA
54 Greene Street, New York City, NY 10013
212.226.7374

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Programming for Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2014 Includes Bruce Campbell, David Boreanaz http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/programming-wizard-world-chicago-comic-con-2014-includes-bruce-campbell-david-boreanaz/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/08/21/programming-wizard-world-chicago-comic-con-2014-includes-bruce-campbell-david-boreanaz/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:32:57 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=59538 Bruce Campbell

Press Release:

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ David Boreanaz Q&A’s, Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, Creator Sessions, TV & Film Screenings Headline Programming At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

‘Gotham’ Screening, ‘Star Trek: TNG,’ Reunion, ‘Doctor Who,’ John Barrowman, Karl Urban, Stan Lee Sessions, Game Show, Leonard Nimoy Via Skype, Speed Dating, Film Festival Among 150+ Hours Of Panels At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 21-24


ROSEMONT, Ill., August 13, 2014
 – In its largest and most diverse programming schedule to date, Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will feature more than 150 hours of Q&A’s, movie and TV screenings, special events, creator sessions, meet and greets, parties, fan-driven panels and more over four full days at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Thursday through Sunday, August 21-24Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Sure to be among the most popular panels are the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival (13 film screenings and several themed panels) and exclusive screening of the highly anticipated new Fox drama series “Gotham” (Sat., 1 p.m.). Q&A’s featuring Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy standouts Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and Michael Rooker (Yondu) (Saturday, 5:15 p.m.), “Doctor Who” stars Matt Smith and Gillan(Sunday, 10 a.m, requires additional ticket), David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”) (Saturday, 2 p.m.), John Barrowman (“Torchwood,” “Arrow”) (Saturday, 4 p.m.), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”) (Friday, 1:30 p.m.), Karl Urban (“Buffy,” “Angel”) (Saturday, 11 a.m.), Stan Lee (Sunday, 11 a.m.), a Skype session with Leonard Nimoy (“Star Trek”) (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.) and other celebrities are also big fan favorites. “Bruce Campbell vs. the Audience” (Sat., 6:30 p.m.) as well as Wizard World Presents: Bruce Campbell’s Fanatic’s Face-Off, a frenetic game show (Friday, 7 p.m.) are among the offerings hosted by the inimitable star.

Some of the other Wizard World Chicago Comic Con programming highlights include the following:

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation” Reunion Event, hosted by William Shatner and featuring series stars Sir Patrick StewartJonathan FrakesLevar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden (“Dr. Beverly Crusher”) (Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N River Rd., Sunday, 5 p.m. requires additional ticket)

  • Arrow” stars Katie Cassidy and Michael Jai White in a discussion of all things Starling City (Sat., 5 p.m.); and “How to Survive a Killer TV Show” with Sarah Wayne Callies and Scott Wilson(Sun., noon)

  • FILM:CON Presents Special Guest Kevin Conroy, the animated voice of Batman in dozens of films and shows, includes screening of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and discussion (Saturday, 6 p.m.)

  • Individual Q&A’s with Josh Peck (Fri., 3 p.m.), J. August Richards (Fri., 4:30 p.m.), Erica Durance (Sat., noon), Jason David Frank (Sat., 3:30 p.m.), Nicole Behaire (“Sat., 4 p.m.), Peter Criss(Fri., 5 pm.), “Elvira” Cassandra Peterson (Sun., 1 p.m) and others.

  • Informative discussions with noted comics creators Marv Wolfman, Tom Richmond, Jason Yungbluth, Danny Fingeroth, Dan Mishkin, Alan J. Porter, Gillian Porter, Michael Golden, Jenn Blake, Leinil Yu, Kevin West and more

  • Screening of The Crow (Saturday, 7 p.m., preceded by 6:30 p.m. “Creating the Crow with James O’Barr”) as well as exclusive viewing of the pilot of “Scorpion” (Sat., 3 p.m.)

  • Evening Events including “Wizard World Game Night” (Thurs., 8:30 p.m., Five Roses Pub, 5509 Park Place) (21+ only); “Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw, (Fri., 8:30 p.m., Five Roses Pub) (21+ only); Wizard World After Party (Sat., 8:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr) (21+ only)

  • Con Radio Live” with host Mo Lightning and Aaron Sagers, with special guest Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.)

  • Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7:15 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with featured cosplayer Eric “The Smoke” Moran and others

  • Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Thurs., 3-8 p.m., Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat., 10-11:30 a.m., Sun., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

  • Sci-Fi Speed Dating (Thurs., 5 p.m.; Fri., 2 p.m.5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.2 p.m.4 p.m..; Sun., 11 a.m.2 p.m.), 90-minute sessions

  • Meet-and-greets with Jason David Frank (Fri., 11:30 a.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.) (paid events) and Joel Hodgson (Sat., 3 p.m.)

  • Kids Day (Sunday), with an array of kids and family activities designed just for the younger set, highlighted by the Half-Hour Of Power With The Green Power Ranger (1:45 p.m.)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank and Hodgson Meet & Greets, “Doctor Who” panel with Smith and Gillan, “Star Trek: TNG” Reunion require separate respective tickets.)

A full list of Wizard World Chicago Comic Con programming is available at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-ch.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World Chicago is the 10th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. For more on the event, visit http://www.wizd.me/ChicagoPR.

About Wizard World:

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at http://www.wizd.me/PR.

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