NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (December 2016)

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Convention Name
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NEComicCon.Net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/04/2016
About This Convention
Dean Cain, well known for portraying Clark Kent & Superman on the TV show “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and currently appearing on Supergirl will be headlining the celebrity guest lineup at the Dec. 3 & 4, 2016 winter edition of the Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington MA near Boston.

Dean and other celebrities will be attending Saturday and Sunday to meet fans, sign autographs, offer photo ops and Q&A panels. Tickets and Information is available at www.NEComicCon.Net

Immediately after graduation, Cain signed on as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury during training camp ended his football career prematurely. In 1993, Cain took on his biggest role to date as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the height of its popularity, it would bring in an average of at least 15 million viewers per episode. In 1998, Cain started the Angry Dragon Entertainment production company, which produced the TBS Superstation television series Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. Cain made a return to the Superman franchise, with a special guest role in a season seven episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a character based upon the DC Comics villain Vandal Savage; and currently is in a recurring role of Supergirl, as the title character’s foster father, Jeremiah Danvers. Cain also appeared in the mid-season premiere of Comic Book Men, appearing at Kevin Smith‘s Secret Stash where the crew was celebrating 75 years of Superman, citing that Dean Cain helped people care about Superman again.

Billy West will be appearing to sign autographs, do photo ops and have fun with fans all weekend. Billy is best known for his voice actor work, but his career in radio and television that began in the 1980’s when he did comedic impersonations for Charles Laquidara‘s Big Mattress morning show on Boston’s WBCN FM radio network. By the mid-90s, he had moved to doing impersonations on The Howard Stern Show, giving him greater exposure. From there, West became involved with the Nickelodeon shows Doug and Ren & Stimpy. Portraying the title characters on both shows, Billy West saw his voiceover work reach an even larger, yet younger audience. This led to Warner Bros. hiring him for the film Space Jam in 1996. Featuring Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, two characters whom he has sporadically voiced throughout the next decade. He is also very well known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry, Zapp Branigan, Professor Fanrsworth, Zoidberg and others on Futurama, which began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes through 2012 and currently airs on Comedy Central. In addition he is also the voice of the iconic Red M&M.

Also appearing will be actor Sean Gunn, who starred on “Gilmore Girls,” is the body double for Rocket Racoon in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and also appearing as Ravager Kraglin in Vol.1 and the upcoming Vol 2 GOTG, as Toby in “Super” and starring in the new James Gunn film “The Belko Experiment,” for autographs, photos and a Q&A on his career.

Candy Clark, actress in the classic “American Grafitti” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth” with David Bowie, among many other film and television roles, will also be signing autographs, offering photo ops, and a Q&A about her experiences working with David Bowie, Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas and others.

Special musical guest will be Cherie Currie, lead singer in the ground breaking all female punk rock band The Runaways, who also appeared in films including “Foxes” with Jodie Foster, an accomplished chainsaw carver, will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans, doing a Q&A panel and performing some Runaways songs at the After Party Concert Sat. Dec. 3rd in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium along with The Lights Out, Charlie Farren, Tsunami of Sound and others

Other guests include Robert Bruce, Producer and Talent on “AMC’s Comic Book Men” with Kevin Smith, and well known collector and dealer of Japanese Animation and Vintage Toys, seeking characters to possibly appear on Comic Book Men. Also appearing will be Jeff Kline, Executive Producer of animated television series including “Transformers: Robots In Disguise,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “Dragon Tales” and “Godzilla,” currently writer and publisher at Darby Pop Comics, offering portfolio reviews, and both will educate on a panel on Careers in the Creative Arts for the Next Generation.

Some of the other pop culture guests include Gary Sohmers, known as the King of Pop Culture from his 13 seasons appearing as an appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow” and host of the talk radio program “Calling All Collectors,” Kadrolsha Ona, the Queen of the Paranormal, action figure and horror monster sculptor Lawrence Elig and Comic Book folks including Steve Lavigne (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man), Alex Simmons (Archie) and Bill Anderson (X-Men) among others.

There will be a large and diverse range of collectibles, comics, toys, nerd crafts, art, literature, records, video games and accoutrements of popular culture from music, TV and film, covering from the mid 20th century to today’s most popular and hard to get items for the nerds, geeks and fans on your holiday shopping list.

There will be Cosplay Stage Activities all weekend, including Costume Contests with Prizes, Cosplay Games, Pose-OffsTM, Meetup Group Shots and include our Create-A-Hero, Create-A-Villain and Create-A-Character for Original Costuming Contests with a Backstory. Also on the Cosplay stage will be presentations of Special FX make-up and costuming with Tyler Green and Ebony Amber, and presentations of Parade and Special FX Masks with Eric Bornstein of Behind the Mask Studio.

Puppetry workshops and performances by Muppeteers Noel MacNeal, puppeteer and voice of Bear from Disney’s “Bear in the Big Blue House” TV show, and Bill Diamond, with puppets he used working on “The Dark Crystal,” “Fraggle Rock” and “Little Shop of Horrors” including the Audrey 2 man eating plant puppet along with other educational opportunities at the Kids Comic Con section featuring coloring, writing, story-telling and other activities. There is free admission for children 8 and under.

The Game Underground Arena features free play on vintage and modern video game systems, along with tournaments with prizes. The Fez room will feature Morgan White Jr’s Trivia contests with prizes and Zephyr Workshop providing tabletop and card games for free play, while live music is performed on the Geekbeat Radio stage including The World Is Square and numerous chiptune artists.

The Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will be open Saturday Dec. 3 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, and Sunday Dec. 4 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, with an early entry available at 9:30 am each day for an added fee. There are Celebrity VIP opportunities available. Admission available in advance for discount prices online at www.NEComicCon.Net. There is a fee for autographs and photos ops.

Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Wilmington, MA 01887
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Dean Cain, Billy West, Sean Gunn, Candy Clark, Cherie Currie, Gerry Casale, Kadrolsha Ona, Jeff Kline, Bill Diamond, Noel MacNeal, Dan Parent, Alex Simmons, Joe St. Pierre

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Chase Con (October 2016)

Chase Con

Convention Name
Chase Con- Saratoga’s Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.chasecon.org
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/22/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/23/2016
About This Convention
Chase Con- Saratoga’s Comic Con Welcomes Cosplay, Guest Stars, Gaming, Anime, Sci-Fi, Furries, Geeks, Comic Books, Artists, & Vendors! Fun for everyone on 10/22-23/16!
Venue Name and Address
Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jim Lawson Dahlia Legault Jeremy Ambler Gene Snisky JG Hertzler Rusty Gilligan David Madison Scott Schiaffo Alex Simmons Mike Lilly

NYC – Comic Book People 2 Signing

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Press Release:

JHU Comic Books is proud to host a signing for Comic Book People 2, where you will get to see and meet SO MANY amazing talents in the world of comics!

For so many years, Jackie Estrada has been an instrumental figure in comics, having been instrumental to the growth and success of the SDCC, as adminstrator of the Eisner Awards and has taken so many amazing photos of your favorite talent in that time period!

Jackie Estrada, Batton Lash, Danny Fingeroth, Calvin Reid, Alex Simmons, Mary Wilshire, Elaine Lee and Dean Haspiel will all be there on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM, with more special guests to be announced!

*Purchase of Comic Book People or Comic Book People 2 required to participate in signing event.

COMIC BOOK PEOPLE VOL 2 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1990s
This high-quality hardcover coffee table book offers a unique peek at the comics industry in the 1990s. It features some 600 candid photos of comics creators taken by Jackie Estrada at the San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon, Chicago ComiCon, APE, SPX, and other shows during the decade, along with commentary and anecdotes about each person. The photos depict not only the big names of the period but also up-and-coming stars early in their careers as well as Golden and Silver Age comic book greats who were still with us.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015

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New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

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

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YANO ANAYA

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Bill Freiberger

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Mike Pollock

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Nakia Burrise

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Catherine Sutherland

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Marta Kristen

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Mark Goddard

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Noel MacNeal

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Alex Simmons

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Joe St. Pierre

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Joe Caramagna

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NYC – BlackJack Signing

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Writer Alex Simmons and artists Scott Hanna, Jamal Igle, Tim Fielder, N. Steven Harris and Shawn Atkinson appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to sign his first epic mini series about his African-American, globetrotting soldier of fortune, is reprinted as part of Dover Publications new graphic novel series.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Archie Comics Signing Schedule at NYCC 2012

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Press Release:

Archie Comics isn’t just about the FREE SWAG at New York Comic Con! Okay, so you’ve been to one of our awesome panels and you got your FREE gift bag filled with Archie goodies, but what’s the next step? Get those comics signed by your favorite Archie creators, of course! This year’s signing schedule is packed with so much talent that we can barely believe it ourselves, so be sure to work some Archie signings into your busy NYCC schedule. Stop by the Archie Booth, BOOTH #1720, and meet the talented individuals who make Archie Comics possible. We’ll see you at the show!
ARCHIE COMICS SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012

All signings will take place at the Archie Comics Booth #1720 unless otherwise noted
Thursday, October 11th

5:00 – 6:00: Fiona Staples (Life with Archie)

6:00 – 7:00: Mike Norton (Life with Archie, New Crusaders)
Friday, October 12th

1:00 – 2:00: Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)

2:00 – 3:00: Fernando Ruiz, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang (Life with Archie)

3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Mike Norton, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)

4:00 – 5:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)

5:00 – 6:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man)

 

Saturday, October 13th

10:00 – 11:00: Paul Kupperberg, Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)

11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Janice Chiang, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)

12:00 – 1:00: Tom DeFalco, Fernando Ruiz, Tom Chu, Jack Morelli (Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.)

12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120

1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)

2:00 – 3:00: Craig Yoe, Victor Gorelick (Art of Betty & Veronica)

3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)

4:00 – 5:00: Batton Lash, Paul Castiglia (Best of Archie 1 & 2)

5:00 – 6:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
Sunday, October 14th

11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)

12:00 – 1:00: Dan Parent (Kevin Keller/Archie Meets KISS)

12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120

1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)

3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, John Workman (Sonic the Hedgehog)

The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November

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The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November

A FULL SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS CELEBRATING COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS –
AUTHORS, EVENTS, EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS & MORE!

MIAMI, September 14, 2010 –The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14-21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami and will again feature the popular Comix Galaxy.

Art from the Vertigo title "Cuba My Revolution" will be on display

The New York Times hailed the Miami Book Fair as the model for all book festivals. The Fair again broke new ground two years ago when it launched The Comix Galaxy, a program that celebrates the place of comics and graphic novels in American literature with panels, sessions for educators, workshops for kids and teens, and more.

The Comix Galaxy invites teachers, librarians, parents, and comics and graphic novel creators to participate in the School of Comics, to be held on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19.

The first day of the School of Comics will be a Day of Education for teachers, librarians and parents on how to expand the academic curricula with graphic novels, and will be held on Thursday, November 18. Programming will be keynoted by Dr. William Ayers, education theorist, professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. Also on this program will be James “Bucky” Carter, professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso and author of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels, Chris Schweizer, professor of Sequential Art and Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta and author of Crogan’s March, and Adam Johnson, professor of Creative Writing at Stanford University and co-editor of the Stanford University Graphic Novel Project. Practical examples of how comics and graphic novels have been integrated into curriculum will be part of this event as well as lists of titles that work in the classroom environment. The Day of Education will be moderated by Carol Fitzgerald, publisher of the popular website site GraphicNovelReporter.com.

On Friday, November 19, a second day of School of Comics programming will address aspiring comics creators with an emphasis on established creators teaching their craft and talking about how to get published. Participating creators include Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers), Tracy White (How I Made It to Eighteen) and Raina Telgemeier (Smile).

For the past two years, the weekend portion of The Comix Galaxy has presented panels by diverse and exciting creators from all facets of the comics and graphic novel industry. This year promises to be just as inspiring with David Axe (War Is Boring), Barry Deutsch (Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword), Sid Jacobson (Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography), Mat Johnson (Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story), Chip Kidd (Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal), Denis Kitchen (The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel (Cuba: My Revolution), Lars Martinson (Tonoharu), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman), Jaime Hernandez (The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death), Joan Hilty (Senior Editor, DC Comics/ Vertigo), Joe Sacco (Footnotes in Gaza), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor), Alex Simmons (Archie) and many others.

Original drawings and final page blowups from the graphic novel Cuba: My Revolution (DC Comics/ Vertigo) by DeanHaspiel and Inverna Lockpez will be on display throughout the week of the Fair and beyond, part of an exhibition at Miami Dade College’s Center Gallery. Another exhibition will tie in with the Fair’s celebration of Mexican culture. It will consist of pages from a 12-issue comic book series about the Mexican Revolution by artist Jose Luis Pescador, written by some of the greats of contemporary Mexican literature.

Another favorite, Kids’ Comic Con, returns from New York City with hands-on workshops and portfolio reviews! Last year’s crowd-pleasing activities got kids and teens drawing and writing alongside professional artists/teachers. Free and open to all over the three-day weekend Street Fair, November 19-21, Kids’ Comic Con is the place for every kid who dreams of creating the next Superman or Wimpy Kid.

The return of School of Comics and Kids’ Comic Con to Comix Galaxy 2010 is part of the Miami Book Fair’s continued celebration of comics and graphic novels. We look forward to sharing more names of participating graphic novelists and comic book artists in the weeks to come.

For updates on the Miami Book Fair, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528, or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS

Miami Book Fair International is the largest and is regarded as the finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading and writing throughout the year by consistently presenting quality literary activities open to all in South Florida. Literacy projects target children of all ages—from kindergarten to high school—as well as college students and adults. Established and emerging writers from South Florida and all over the U.S. read, lecture, and teach workshops. They work with K-12, MDC students, and diverse members of the community, helping to deepen their understanding of literature, and encouraging their work of writers at all stages of development. The Center envisions South Florida as a nexus of literary activity in the Americas and beyond, and will continue to champion its mission of promoting the advancement and appreciation of the literary arts in all forms.

Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners.

ABOUT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings including The Miami Book Fair International, The Florida Center for the Literary Arts, The Miami International Film Festival, the Cultura del Lobo performance arts series, The Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 170,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. In 2006, MDC admitted its 1.5 millionth student.

Kids Comic Con Seeks Donations

July 16, 2010 by  
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Since 2007, comic book creator and writer Alex Simmons has been promoting the Kids Comic Con, a one day event where kids (including teens), parents, and educators could meet and greet illustrators, writers, publishers, animators and more. The gathering presents panels and free workshops with these professionals. Admission is free to kids 17 and under, and for the past four shows they have served over 3,500 patrons, not even counting the two KCC Road Show events including the Miami Book Fair International (with an attendance of over 200,000) where they taught workshops to hundreds more.

“Having seen what the arts can do for kids, whether they pursue it as a career or not, and considering the recent cut backs in after-school and in-school arts programs, I feel we’re needed more than ever,” Simmons said.

“So I’ve launched a fundraising drive to make this and so much more possible. It’s at a website called www.kickstarter.com and it is safe and easy to use,” he said.

To view the information about the program, go to the site and in the SEARCH box type: kids-color. When the KCC page comes up watch the video and read the information. Or you can get there directly by clicking on this link. People can pledge anywhere from $1 to $1000, using one of ten Pledge Categories.  You’ll also see what gifts you receives depending on the amount you pledge.

You make the pledge using your credit card, but no one is charged until we reach the full amount we’re aiming for, which you’ll see when you go to the site.  If we do not make that amount.  No one is charged, period.

“So, I’m asking, if you believe in what I’m trying to do,  to pledge a buck or two. They add up.  Also, please feel free to pass this along to any of your friends or acquaintances who might wish to support this program,” he said. “Thanks for the time and consideration.”

NYC – Archie Comics & Writers Panel

February 10, 2010 by  
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Paul Castiglia, Angelo DeCesare, Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Alex Simmons speak on a Panel about Archie Comics moderated by Jim Salicrup.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 @ 7 PM
Admission: $5
Free for MoCCA Members

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

www.moccany.org

212-254-3511

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