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  • SF – The Shadow Hero Signing

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    Gene Luen Yang appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, August 16th at 6:00 pm to sign his new graphic novel THE SHADOW HERO!

    RSVP on Facebook!

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

    Avatar: The Last Airbender Legend & Legacy Panel at SDCC 2014

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    For over 5 years, The Avatar Legacy Fan Panel has proudly organized this gathering.

    Moderator Avatar_Mom, Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Elizabeth Furr (fan artist/Amira Ink!), Gene Luen Yang (writer/cartoonist), Angela Song Mueller (character designer), Josh Hamilton (writer), and Jessie Flower (voice actor for Toph) share stories and answer questions about the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra!

    Cosplayers, practice your stance for the cosplay contest! Cosplay prizes include titles from Dark Horse Comics.

    Saturday, July 26 • 10:30am – 11:30am :: Room 24ABC

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    MN – The Shadow Hero Signing

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    Gene Luen Yang appears at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis Friday July 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm! He will be talking about his and Sonny Liew’s latest graphic novel The Shadow Hero!

    Press Release:

    Artist, author, educator, trailblazer! Gene Luen Yang is all of these and more. That’s why we’re so very excited to meet him.

    His book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to earn a National Book Award nomination and the first to win the American Library Association’s Prinz Award.

    His most recent works, Boxers and Saints, are a diptich, with the stories of the two books intertwining. Not surprisingly, the diptich is another National Book Award nominee.

    Wild Rumpus Books
    2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
    612.920.5005

    Fans Gather at 12th Annual ConnectiCon This Weekend

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    Press Release:

    Fans of pop culture from across the Northeast and around the world will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center July 10th-13th, for the twelfth annual ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2002, ConnectiCon is the largest massively multi-genre convention in New England.

    This year’s event showcases over 7,000 hours of programming spread out over four days including; informative panels and hands-on workshops, special guest and celebrity appearances, trading card games, board games, and roleplaying games, including dozens of scheduled tournaments, console gaming and arcade machines. ConnectiCon is proud to introduce the Northeast League of Legends Tournament with over $6,000 in prizes!

    ConnectiCon features main events such as, “Nerd Prom,” which is held Thursday evening at 8:30pm, tickets are available online. “ConnectiCon’s Singled Out!” Contestants, who pre-register online, will have a chance to win a date sponsored by ConnectiCon at a local participating restaurant. There’s also a ConnectiCon Masquerade Event held on Saturday, and the ConnectiCon “Cosplay Death match!” Plus many other fantastic events!

    ConnectiCon will host nearly 90 special guests and celebrities including stars of stage and screen such as Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers), Alan Oppenheimer (Masters of the Universe), Janet Varney (Legend of Korra), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) and Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons of the cartoon Invader Zim and Internet celebrity, Doug Walker, AKA That Guy With The Glasses. Joining them are voice actors Chris Cason, Danielle McRae, Ellen McLain, and Lauren Landa, comic creator Farel Dalrymple, and dozens of other talented guests.

    Annual memberships to ConnectiCon are available online or at the door, and include access to all four days of the convention, as well as quarterly member appreciation days and other events year-round. It’s fun for the entire family! For more information please go to their website www.connecticon.org or Facebook page.

    CA – Create Your Own Comic Workshop

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    Gene Luen Yang and Dave Roman appear at Barnes & Noble for a Special Get Pop-Cultured Event on Thursday July 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

    Author Event
    Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 pm when creators, authors and illustrators Gene Luen Yang and Dave Roman will be in-store to host a Create Your Own Comic demo and workshop followed by a signing.

    Barnes & Noble
    Mira Mesa MarketCenter, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126
    858-684-3166

    NYC – Comics Squad: Recess Signing

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    Cartoonists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry) for a Drawing Party on Wednesday July 9th at 6:30 pm at The Astoria Bookshop! Celebrating their new graphic novel, Comics Squad: Recess! Drawing! Reading! Snacks! Prizes!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Astoria Bookshop
    31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
    Astoria, NY 11106
    (718) 278-2665

    CA – The Shadow Hero Launch Party

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    Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Flying Colors Comics on  Saturday, August 2nd at 4:00 pm for the debut of his new graphic novel with artist Sonny Liew THE SHADOW HERO.

    Gene is always an entertaining guest, so stay tuned for more details as the event draws nearer. Just know this: SHADOW HERO will be one of 2014’s most engaging and talked about graphic novels!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Flying Colors Comics
    2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
    (925) 825-5410

    MA – Hardcore Legend Tour

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    WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley (a.k.a. Mankind, Cactus Jack, Dude Love) appears at Kowloon to perform his one man show “Tales from Wrestling Past” at 8:30 pm on Friday June 27th and Saturday June 28th.

    Kowloon
    948 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
    (781) 484-6002

    GA – The Martial Arts of Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    Sifu Kisu leads a martial arts workshop at UMAS Karate Studios on Saturday May 31st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM! Open to all ages and levels! $20 per person (cash only-paid at door) Sign up to reserve your space today!

    Sifu Kisu is the fighting instructor and consultant for the Avatar franchise. He is known for his extensive knowledge and abilities with various styles of martial arts. Sifu Kisu related the four bending arts to actual styles of fighting in real life, in order to give bending in the series authenticity. His extensive work with the series is highlighted in the behind-the-scenes featurettes Creating the Legend and The Essence of Bending.

    UMAS Karate Studios
    3168 Salem Road Conyers, GA 30013
    Phone: (770) 385-8106

    CA – Storyboarding Panel

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    Justin Ridge, Le Tang, Anson Jew, and Steve Ahn appear on Saturday May 31st at the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. They will discuss their experience in live action and animation projects, and their perspective on the future of storyboarding.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    SILA – The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
    3326 W Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
    800-799-6368

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