Artist Babs Tarr appears at Escapist Comics to sign BATGIRL on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00PM!
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
CAMERON STEWART, Eisner-Award winner, writer of BATGIRL and author of SIN TITULO and the artist for the upcoming FIGHT CLUB sequel, appears at The Big Bang for a signing on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM! Plus there will be an after party at the Thomas House in Dublin to celebrate the event AND Cameron’s upcoming birthday!
The Big Bang
Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 216 5093
Gail Simone, writer of Red Sonja, Tomb Raider, Secret Six, Batgirl, and Leaving Megalopolis, and Leia Weathington, writer of Legend of Bold Riley, appear at DragonVine on Saturday, November 15th at 1:00 pm.
1859 Pioneer Pkwy E, Springfield, Oregon 97477
HeroesCon 2015 takes place June 19-21, 2015!
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.
2015 Guests include:
KELLY SUE DECONNICK
& MANY MORE!
BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER,FREE!
ENTRY WILL BE $20: FRI $20: SAT $15: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $15 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY!
Thursday October 2nd at 7:00 PM
Bar Le Ritz PDB
179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest Montréal, QC H2R 2Y9, Canada
Friday October 3rd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Comic Book Shoppe
1400 Clyde Ave Ottawa, ON K2G3J2
Phone +1 613-228-8386
Saturday October 4th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Monday October 6th at 6:00 PM
Cloud City Comics - Shoppingtown Mall
Syracuse, New York 13214
Tuesday October 7th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743
Babs Tarr, the sensational new Batgirl artist, appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00 pm!
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
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
July 28, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.
“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”
The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.
Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.
Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.
Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.
“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”
New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.
Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.
“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”
More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.
For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.
The Cartoon Art Museum hosts artist Matt Haley on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm as part of its on going Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Matt, view and discuss his work. This event is free and open to the public.
Matt Haley has been illustrating hit graphic novels for Marvel and DC Comics for over two decades on characters ranging from The Incredible Hulk to Batgirl and has moved on to work with some of entertainment’s greatest luminaries such as Avengers director Joss Whedon on the feature documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fans Hope with Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), television series like Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee’s Who Wants to be a Superhero? for NBC/Universal as well as Human Target for Fox Television and Sanctuary for the SyFy Channel. He has directed animation for American Express, Spike TV and the USA Network and created artwork and designs for best-selling video game franchises like the Tom Clancy series of Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell games as well as the Spider-Man franchise for Nintendo. Most recently, Mr. Haley created and directed the television series Blackstar Warrior.
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Collector’s Paradise celebrates Free Comic Book MAY once again this year. Big sales and comic creator signings every Saturday during the month of May.
Saturday May 3rd FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:
Artist sketching from 12-3pm. Sketches are FREE, one per child, on backing board. Blank cover comics available at the register for $8 each or 3 for $20.
Valley Store: Mike Kunkel, Aaron Sowd, Scott Koblish
Pasadena Store: Sina Grace, Chris Moreno, Meg Hutchison
Saturday May 1oth FREE SUPERHERO COMIC DAY:
Valley Store: Chris Burnham (Batman & Robin, Batman Inc. Elephantmen, Officer Downe, Hack/Slash)
Pasadena Store: Joe Benitez (JLA, Titans, Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)
Saturday May 17th FREE ALL-AGES COMIC DAY:
Valley Store: Adventure Time Art Day
Pasadena Store: Ray Frisen (Fairy Tales I Just Made Up, Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chickens, Cupcakes of Doom)
Saturday May 24th FREE INDIE COMIC DAY:
Valley Store: Joe Pezzula, James Ninness, Mike Fountain, Marcel Losada (In Sanity, AZ GN Crew)
Rob Harrington & Giulie Speziani (Ginger Rabbit Studio)
Pasadena Store: Chris Moreno & Aubrey Sitterson (Worth Original GN)
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306