Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson signs 47 Ronin at Things From Another World in Beaverton, OR on Wednesday, July 9th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm!
Since founding Things From Another World in 1979 and Dark Horse Comics in 1986, Mike Richardson has accomplished many things, including opening a dozen retail locations, producing nearly 30 films and TV series, and writing countless comics, books, and graphic novels.
Now he returns to his roots with a 47 Ronin Signing and Meet & Greet July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Beaverton TFAW–where he worked the counter from 1982 to 1988! Both longtime customers and new faces are invited to catch up with Richardson while enjoying free food and beer (21+ with ID).
With 47 Ronin, Richardson has brought Japan’s enduring national legend to comics–with artist Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo). The tale of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and Richardson and Sakai have done justice to their story! Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this collection of the acclaimed miniseries recounts this sweeping saga of honor and violence in all its grandeur.
Now’s your chance to enjoy an evening with Mike Richardson at the Beaverton TFAW July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Catch up with Richardson, enjoy free food and beer, and purchase your copy of the 47 Ronin hardcover graphic novel for just $19.99!
Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Larry Hama, Ron Marz, Bryan J.L. Glass, and more appear at Level Up Entertainment on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!
It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Join us on May 3rd for free comics, special guests, vendors, artists, prizes, costume contest, sales, and more!
Some of this year’s special events include:
TRANSFORMERS vs GI JOE #0 LAUNCH PARTY, brought to you by IDW Publishing!
Unveiling of this year’s GI JOE vs TRANSFORMERS EPIC DIORAMA!
Special Q&A and workshop with the talented RON MARZ!
Ron Marz – Writer
Best known for: Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Marvel vs DC, Star Wars, Batman/Aliens
Larry Hama – Writer
Best known for: G.I. Joe, Bucky O’Hare, Avengers, Wolverine
Bryan J.L. Glass – Writer
Best known for: The Mice Templar, Furious, Thor: First Thunder, Valkyrie
Robert Bruce – Popculturist
Best known for: AMC’s Comic Book Men
Mark Bellomo - Author
Best known for: Totally Tubular 80’s Toys, Transformers: Identification & Price Guide, The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe
Justin Piatt and Zack Dolan – SUPER!
Level Up Entertainment
4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
Comics featuring ECCC exclusive variant covers are $5.00 each and available in limited quantities. Ten per person each day. All proceeds from the ECCC variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.
Friday, March 28
11:00—AM MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt
12:00—PM SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Jenny Frison
1:00—PM COLDER Paul Tobin
2:00—PM DREAM THIEF Jai Nitz, NEVER ENDING Adam Knave and D. J. Kirkbride
3:30—PM PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy)
4:30—PM THE WHITE SUITS Frank Barbiere, BATTLEPUG Mike Norton
5:30—PM MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION Tony Parker, DRAGON AGE Chad Hardin
10:00 AM—BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Rebekah Isaacs
11:00 AM—USAGI YOJIMBO, THE WITCHER #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Stan Sakai, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin
12:00 PM—STAR WARS: DARK TIMES Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley
1:00 PM—TOMB RAIDER Gail Simone
2:00 PM—VEIL, VEIL #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Greg Rucka
3:00 PM—EMPOWERED Adam Warren
3:00 PM—MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt
4:00 PM—CITY OF ROSES Patric Reynolds, BAD HOUSES Sara Ryan, THE FIFTH BEATLE Andrew C. Robinson
5:00 PM—BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Rebekah Isaacs
6:00 PM—BANDETTE Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN Damon Gentry
11:00—AM PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), and Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist)
12:00—PM FURIOUS Bryan J. L. Glass, THE VICTORIES Michael Avon Oeming
1:00—PM ELFQUEST Richard and Wendy Pini
2:00—PM STAR WARS: LEGACY Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Dave Wilkins, and Brian Thies
3:00—PM PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Paul Tobin and Ron Chan
2:00 PM Dark Horse Builds Characters: Project Black Sky, Room TCC 301
Join Matthew Meylikhov of Multiversity Comics (MultiversityComics.com) to discuss Dark Horse superheroes with some of the industry’s top talent, including Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman).
4:00 PM Exploring the Mythos of Prometheus/Aliens/Predator/AVP, Room TCC 301
Join Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie and writers Josh Williamson, Chris Roberson, Paul Tobin, and Christopher Sebela as they delve into the interconnections of the upcoming Prometheus, Aliens, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator comics.
Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It’s a dirty job – and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu`s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.
John Layman is the creator, writer and letterer of CHEW, the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series from Image Comics. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half. CHEW was the 2011 Eisner winner for Best Continuing Series, and winner of both the Eisner and the Harvey in 2010 for Best New Series. Currently, he’s finishing a run on Detective Comics for DC and working on the upcoming Batman Eternal Weekly. He’s written Aliens, Mars Attacks, Godzilla, Thundercats, Gambit, Scarface, Red Sonja, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four, the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals, Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen… and a whole lotta other stuff. He loves kitties, Legos and Grand Theft Auto.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Jenette Goldstein (Pvt. Vasquez) appears at a special midnight screening of ALIENS on Friday February 7, 2014!
Nerds Like Us hosts a screening of James Cameron’s 1986 SciFi blockbuster ALIENS where they will be joined by one of the stars of the film- Jenette Goldstein who portrayed fan favorite Pvt. Vasquez! Tix are $10.50 and we look forward to having an enthusiastic and awesome crowd!
**We love an excuse for enthusiastic super-fans to dress up, so if you wanna wear a costume we love it! We’ll also have prizes to give away for a Sci-Fit costume contest if there’s people dressed up! Any Sci-Fi cosplay/costume is fine not just Aliens**
Nerds Like Us is a monthly Friday midnight movie series made just for you… NERDS! We show the classic nerdy films of your golden days and beyond! See some of your favorite movies in a way you’ve never been able to experience them before, ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!
**Parking is street only. Make sure to read all signs and do not park in valet or paid parking lots, they WILL close at 2am. You may park at the VONS across the street but most park in the row furthest east and go in to be put on the manager’s list for Midnight Movie goers**
*Important request- we understand the nature of midnight films draws a more fun and fanatical crowd! We absolutely embrace this and we love when people sing-along with musical numbers or quote along with famous lines. Please, however, respect other theatre goers who are enjoying these films for the first time in decades on the screen and don’t have loud “living-room” style conversation in the theatre. Thanks, and enjoy the show!
The Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Barnes & Noble – Spring Hill Mall
1468 Springhill Mall Blvd, West Dundee, IL 60118
Lance Henriksen signs at Amoeba Music on Tuesday January 8th at 7:00pm. Henriksen will sign copies of books 1 & 2 of the new comic book To Hell You Ride.
To Hell You Ride is a new horror series written by Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens, Near Dark) and Joseph Maddrey (Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film), with art by Tom Mandrake.
Book 1 will be available for purchase starting 12/27 and Book 2 will be available for purchase January 8th (day of event).
To attend signing, books must be purchased at Amoeba – retain receipt for admittance.
- Ticketholders may get their comic book(s) and ONE additional item signed at this event – Amoeba will have a photograher to take pictures with Lance (no personal camera or phone pics at signing table to keep the line moving smoothly)
Lance Henriksen is best known to the film and television audiences for his roles in science fiction and horror motion pictures such as the Alien franchise (Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien vs. Predator), Near Dark, The Terminator and The Quick and The Dead, as well at the highly acclaimed television show, Millennium and recently on Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra. He is vastly sought after as actor and voice over artist and continues to work prominently in television and feature films.
“Dark Horse Comics took a chance on a handshake. A year and a half later we are closing in on the fifth issue of To Hell Your Ride. We have channeled the whole adventure, sharing the work load between Tom Mandrake, Joseph Maddrey and myself. I have never been more excited about revealing my work to an audience…..” – Lance Henriksen.
To Hell You Ride: White Man’s Guilt tells the story of a ritual from the past that presents itself in modern day. The story begins in Colorado in the winter of 1881 where a violent ceremony has been unleashed. The tale flashes to present day with the advent of Two-Dogs, a drifting Native American about to embark on his greatest life or death challenge.
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Film stars Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss) and Jennifer Blanc (The Crow, The Divide) will sign free posters and pose for photos with fans to promote their new new movie: THE VICTIM on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm!
Midtown Comics will also give away free passes to the opening in New York City on August 24th at the Quad Cinema!
THE VICTIM Directed and written by: Michael Biehn
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Emerald Knights Comics hosts a charity event for the Shriner’s Hospital Los Angeles on Saturday June 9th from 12-7PM. It will be a day of games, signings, photo opportunities and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker. Over 40 Cosplayers and members of the 501st Legion will be on hand for photos.
Scheduled to appear:
Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks, Alien Armageddon)
Mark Ryan (Charlie’s Angels, The Prestige, Transformers)
Ricco Ross (Aliens, Doctor Who (TV), Babylon 5 (TV), Wishmaster)
Aaron Smolinski (Superman, The Outer Limits (TV), Wishmaster 3)
Isaac Singleton Jr. (Galaxy Quest, Planet of the Apes (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, X-Files (TV))
Robert Mammana (Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV), Star Trek: Voyager (TV), Flight Plan)
Members of the Guild: Jeff Lewis, Sandeep Parikh, Vincent Caso, Robin Thorsen
Ticket prices: 1 Ticket = $5 3 Tickets = $10 6 Tickets = $15 10 Tickets = $20 Wristband for all day fun = $30
*Additional charges may apply.
Emerald Knights Comics will also have a silent auction that will run from June 1st to June 9th.
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Artist Patric Reynolds appears at TFAW in Portland on June 2, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to announce a month-long Patric Reynolds: Black & White Gallery Exhibition, debuting during the new Portland TFAW’s Grand Opening Party June 2 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Guests will be treated to an up-close look at 15 of Reynold’s favorite pieces, which will be displayed throughout the month of June. Complimentary food and beer (for those 21+ with ID) will be provided.
Patric Reynolds is one of the most exciting up-and-coming artist in comics. His raw, dramatic style will be featured in Dark Horse Comics’ upcoming Falling Skies Season 2 prequel, written by Paul Tobin and based on the popular TNT television show. Reynolds is also well-known for his work on Let Me In, Serenity: Float Out, and Abe Sapien.
“The most exciting thing about our new Portland store is that it offers us a lot of opportunities to expand into new areas, like gallery shows,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “Patric’s art will be the perfect addition to our epic Grand Opening party, and we’re proud to display it all month long.”
Reynolds’ gallery pieces will include pages from Let Me In, Serenity: Float Out, Falling Skies, and Aliens: Colonial Marines, among others, as well as several character sketches. These pieces will be available for sale throughout the month of June. Don’t miss TFAW’s Grand Opening celebration–mark June 2 down now!
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232