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  • BIG WOW! ComicFest Returns this Weekend…May 17-18, 2014

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    Press Release:

    Big Wow! Comic Fest Returns to San Jose on May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Art, Anime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Nerds, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere!

    Founded in 1979 as “Super-Con”, Big Wow! Comic Fest is not only Northern California’s Longest-Running Comic-Con, but is this year’s Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area!

    As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we have Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests: Charlie Adlard (Artist for the popular “Walking Dead” series), Legendary Illustrator Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Avengers), Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Fan-Favorites… Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Art Adams (X-Men, Godzilla), and more Special Guests including: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Mike Zeck (Punisher, Spider-Man, Secret Wars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Alex Nino (Dead Ahead), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), and many more confirmed and added to our website! Over 200 Comic Creators!

    Meet, get autographs, and learn the secrets of Show Biz from our spectacular CELEBRITY GUESTS:

    GODZILLA is in the House…Meet Kenpachiro Satsuma, in 1984’s RETURN OF GODZILLA, he would land the title role of Godzilla and continue as the King of Monsters for the next 11 years. This is first time to America in over 20 years.

    Also from Japan, meet Satoshi Furuya he enthralled generations of children with his portrayal of the original Ultraman.

    Jane Wiedlin is the sexy and charismatic guitar player for The GoGos! One of the best known Rock/Pop groups to emerge from the 1980’s, Jane is back at work, creating a stage production for her self published comic series “Lady Robotica”.

    Also Appearing will be: Kevin Bernard Grevioux (Co-Writer, Producer and actor in “Underworld”, “I, Frankenstein” and comic book writer), Damion Poitier (Avengers (in the last 2 minutes, he was the surprise Villian), Star Trek, Hunter Prey…and the son of Sidney Poitier). Also, C. Andrew Nelson (Darth Vader), Parker Stevenson (Hardy Boys), Richard Kiel (007 “Jaws”), William Katt (Greatest American Hero, House)…and more

    COSPLAY Guests Jessica Nigri, Riddle (star of “Heroes of Cosplay”), Ivy Doomkitty, Anthony Misano… and many more will all be on site. Along with hundreds and hundreds of amazing fans all in costume.

    Super-Star Cartoonist and Big Wow! Bigwig Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, 50 Girls 50), will teach a 90-minute Figure Drawing Workshop with a live model, demonstrating fundamentals of technique and style. Any aspiring artist is welcome to sit in the audience and work along with Frank, who will provide priceless tips and critiques! And Inker Extraordinaire Mick Gray (Starman, Promethea) will once again provide a weekend-long inking demonstration as he works on his current comic book assignment at his booth! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see professional comic artists at work!

    In conjunction with San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, Big Wow! Comic Fest proudly presents “BATMAN!, 75 years a Hero” Featuring Seven Decades of Original Art and Memorabilia from the DC Comics world-famous Super Hero. Also, there will be 2 additional shows, “The Art of MIKE ZECK!” And “The ART of FAMOUS MONSTERS”.

    And Speaking of Famous Monsters… We are hosting the 1st Annual “Horror/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film Festival” with the legendary Famous Monsters Magazine… who are also hosting our Japanese guest, and presenting the “Famous Monsters of Filmland” Pavilion with guests, props, make-up and costume designers and more.

    And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:

    Live Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games, “Creature Features Live” with host: John Stanley, showing the original “Night of the Living Dead.”

    Panel Discussions, including: Creating Comics, The Art of Self-Publishing, and how to Design and Create Your Own Costumes! There will be 5 rooms of programming going on, throughout the show.

    Tickets are available on the website. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.

    Admission is only:

    1 Day Adult $25.00 (at the door)

    2 Day Adult $35.00 (at the door)

    1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 (at the door)

    2 Day Child $15.00 (at the door)

    CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE!

    *Save $5.00 Off Admission! Buy tickets online, or at many local Comic Book Stores!

    FOR MORE INFORMATION we will always have guest and programming updates for the show at: www.bigwowcomicfest.com. Also, most of our Guests will be available before the show for online, phone and in some cases, personal appearance Interviews.

    Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

    NH – FCBD: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reunion

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    Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, co-creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear together for the first time in 20 years at the Knights of Columbus in Rochester, NH on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Joining them is Steve Lavigne and more artists from Mirage Studios plus new Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Rebekah Isaacs! Special Local Guests include writers Christopher Golden ad Tom Sniegoski, The Fatsquad, lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more. Full details at the link…

    Hosted by Jetpack Comics.

    Knights of Columbus
    40 Columbus Ave, Rochester, NH 03867
    (603) 335-6636

    CA – Hellboy Day Signing

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    Mike Mignola appears at Meltdown Comics on Saturday March 22nd at 2:00 pm to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of HELLBOY!

    Press Release:

    March 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings as an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”

    To celebrate, Dark Horse Comics is proclaiming March 22, 2014 as “Hellboy Day,” with events happening in comic shops around the country! Dark Horse is inviting our retail partners to celebrate with us, by offering up exclusive promotional materials, as well as ordering discounts on all Hellboy and BPRD backlist titles.

    Additionally, Dark Horse will produce an all-new sampler comic featuring two classic Mignola tales: “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at The Office,” as well as two new stories by Mignola, Fabio Moon, and R. Sikoryak!

    Dark Horse is also pleased to announce that Meltdown Comics and Collectibles in West Hollywood, CA will be hosting Mike Mignola on March 22! Look for more details to come on the event.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Meltdown Comics
    7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

    MA – An Evening w/ Golden & Lansdale

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    Christopher Golden and Kasey Lansdale appear at Pandemonium Books on Monday February 24th from 7:00 till 9:00 pm for a book signing and musical performance.  Price is free to all!

    Pandemonium Books & Games 
    4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

     

    MA – Dark Duets Signing

    dd_psbChristopher Golden, Rio Youers, and Nate Kenyon appear at Porter Square Books on Wednesday January 22nd at 7:00 pm!

    Press Release:

    Dark Duets is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales–an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time. Penned by two authors–and in one case, a trio–who have never worked together before, the stories in this enthralling literary chemistry blend diverse elements and rich themes into mesmerizing and highly combustible tales that delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.

    The readers for this event will be:

    Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world. His latest novel is Snowblind.

    Rio Youers is the author of two novellas, Mama Fish and Old Man Scratch—the latter earning him a British Fantasy Award nomination in 2010, the novels End Times and Westlake Soul, and the short story collection Dark Dreams, Pale Horses. His novelette, This is the Summer of Love, was the title story of PS Publishing’s first new-look Postscripts anthology. His short fiction has also been published by IDW Publishing, Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Shroud Magazine.

    Nate Kenyon is the author of Bloodstone, a Bram Stoker Award finalist and winner of the P&E Horror Novel of the Year, The Reach, also a Bram Stoker Award finalist, The Bone Factory, Sparrow Rock, StarCraft: Ghost Spectres, Diablo III: The Order, and Day One. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers. He lives in the Boston area.

    Porter Square Books 
    25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
    617-491-2220

    CA – Dark Duets Signing

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    Amber Benson, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry appear at Dark Delicacies to sign Dark Duets on Saturday January 25th at 2:00 p.m.

    Dark Delicacies
    3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

    NH – Sons of Anarchy Signing

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    Writer Christopher Golden appears at Jetpack Comics to sign the new Sons of Anarchy comic from Boom! Studios on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from noon till 2:00 PM!

    Jetpack Comics
    37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867

    Mike Mignola Attends 2014 Big WOW! ComicFest

    Press Release:

    mm_bprdBig WOW! ComicFest is thrilled to make our first guest announcement for the 2014 show, and it is a big one; Mike Mignola will be one of our Featured Guests next May!

    Mike Mignola is best known as the multiple award-winning creator, writer, and artist of “B.P.R.D.” and “Hellboy,” but has fostered several other projects like “The Amazing Screw-On Head” and “Baltimore” with Christopher Golden. Although he began working as a professional cartoonist in the early 1980s, drawing ‘a little bit of everything for just about everybody’ – including characters like Batman and Wolverine – he was also a production designer on the Disney film “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.” Mignola also acted as a visual consultant to Guillermo del Toro on “Blade 2″ and the film versions of Hellboy, which were broadly adapted by del Toro from the original comic series. Mike Mignola currently lives in southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

    Big Wow! ComicFest – The Original Artist Friendly Convention – returns to San Jose May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.

    Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

    NH – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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    eastman_fcbdKevin Eastman, Rich Woodall, Tyler James, Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, and more appear at Jetpack Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

    Kevin Eastman – Co Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Writer / Artist IDW TMNT. Owner Heavy Metal

    and so much more awesome stuff.

    Tyler James – Comix Tribes Red Ten FCBD

    Matt Talbot – Cover Artist KABOOM SUMMER BLAST Phantom Variant Edition & Cover Artist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 Phantom Variant Edition

    Rich Woodall – Cover Artist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 Phantom Variant

    Christopher Golden – Writer the Baltimore series from Dark Horse Comics.

    Thomas Sniegoski – Writer Vampirella Strikes from Dynamite Entertainment.

    Rich Brunelle & Josh Belanger – Creators & Artists Red Claw & The Fat Squad

    The Poison Pixies Roller Derby Team – Come and meet NH’s premiere roller derby team in the convention hall!

    The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club

    Bob Raymond

    Bill Mitchell & Kimball Thorpe – Beanman.

    Heidi Brunelle – Debuting a new hand crafted sensation this year at FCBD!

    Jennifer Omand – Creator & artist Square Cat Comics!

    Jetpack Comics
    37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867

    Dark Horse Schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2013

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    Dark Horse Comics is headed to the Pacific Northwest’s foremost and fastest growing pop culture convention – Emerald City Comicon.

    Join us for signings at booth #1102! Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last. Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued as needed; ask early about your favorite signings!

    Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.

    DARK HORSE SIGNINGS & PANELS

    Friday, March 1

    2:30 p.m.                        Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.)

    3:30 p.m.                        Doug Sneyd (The Art of Doug Sneyd)

    4:30 p.m.                        Superhero Signing: Frank Barbieri (Blackout), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)

    6:00 p.m.                        Steve Lieber (Alabaster)

    7:00 p.m.                        Camilla d’Errico (HelmetgirlsFemina & Fauna)

    *Free limited-edition 11″ x 17″ print of The Forge Machine for first 50 people in line.

     

    Panel:

    DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES, Hall B (608-610),?3:10 p.m.–4:05 p.m.

     

    Saturday, March 2

    10:00 a.m.                       Alexander Freed (Dragon AgeStar Wars: Purge, Star Wars: The Old Republic)

    11:00 a.m.                       Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, 3 Story)

    11:00 a.m.                       Howard Chaykin (Marked Man, Custer)

    12:00 p.m.                       Eric Powell (The GoonBilly the KidChimichanga)

    1:00 p.m.                        Brian Wood and Garry Brown (The Massive)

    *Free limited-edition 11″ x 17″ print of The Massive 3-in-1 cover and The Massive #7 for first 50 people in line.

    2:00 p.m.                        Paul Tobin (Colder)

    3:00 p.m.                        Rob Reger and Emily Ivie (Emily and the Strangers)

    4:00 p.m.                        Jeremy Barlow and Tony Parker (R.I.P.D.)

    5:30 p.m.                        Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Hellboy in Hell, B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Sledgehammer 44, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder)

     

    Panels:

    FROM VICTIM TO HERO, Hall C (602-603), 3:20 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

    FROM THE PAGES OF HELLBOY: A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE MIGNOLA,

    Hall B (608-610), 4:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m.

     

    Sunday, March 3

    10:00 a.m.                        Brian Wood and Garry Brown (The Massive)

    *Free limited-edition 11″ x 17″ print of The Massive 3-in-1 cover and The Massive #7 for first 50 people in line.

    11:00 a.m.                        Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.)

    12:00 p.m.                        Christos Gage (Angel & Faith)

    12:00 p.m.                        David Walker (Number 13)

    1:30 p.m.                         Brian Wood (Star Wars)

    1:30 p.m.                         Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy)

    2:00 p.m.                         Randy Stradley (Star Wars: Dark Times)

    3:00 p.m.                         Jeff Parker and Erika Moen (Bucko)

     

    Panel:

    STAR WARS IN COMICS!, Hall B (608-610), 12:10 p.m.–1:05 p.m.

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