Granitecon 2013 is just over five weeks away! Join us September 28th and 29th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire! To celebrate ten years of Granitecon we’re expanding to two days, moving to the larger Expo Center and assembling our largest guest list ever! Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!
Chris Giarrusso – Mini Marvels
Ben Templesmith – Ten Grand, 30 Days of Night
Ethan Van Sciver – Green Lantern, Batman
Arthur Suydam – Marvel Zombies
Katie Cook – My Little Pony
Art Baltazar – Tiny Titans
Ron Marz – Witchblade, Green Lantern
Mark Texiera – Ghost Rider
David Petersen – Mouse Guard
Dan Parent – Archie Comics
Craig Rousseau – The Perhapanauts
Plus Voice Actors Including:
Jess Harnell – Animaniacs, The Cleveland Show
Rob Paulsen – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs
Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Grey Delisle – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Scooby-Doo, Fairly OddParents
See the full guest list and buy tickets at www.granitecon.com!
Gregg Hurwitz signs at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Saturday September 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm!
Daniel Brasher finds warnings in his office mail, to people the police cannot track down, who become victims to brutal murders. Daniel’s efforts to protect these people have alerted the killer to his involvement and next he gets a threat of his own. Now, with the clock ticking, Daniel must somehow appease, or outwit, a seemingly unstoppable killer.
About the Author
Gregg Hurwitz is the international bestselling author of 12 thrillers. He has also written comics for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin) and produced and written screenplays for film and television (ABC’s V, Expulsion spec script to Warner Bros, and many more). He recently announced that he will be developing his Tim Rackley books for TNT/Sony. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.
Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Meet comic legend Neal Adams at Beyond Comics on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm before he appears at the Baltimore Comic Con. Get signatures for half the convention price. You can buy prints, books, sketches and all kinds of awesome Adams merchandise. First signature is free.
Who is Neal Adams?
Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern-Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ras Al Ghul.
Crusading comic book artist/writer, is hardly the group of words you would expect to hear together in one phrase. Neal Adams name usually follows such headlines as…“Battles DC Comics and Warner Communications for recognition and a settlement for Superman creators, Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster”, and “Relevant comic books take the stage” : ”Overpopulation”, “Drug addiction and bringing down the comics code”, “Company towns”, and “Railroading judges”, are grist for Adams mill. The first black comic book superhero, created by Adams, in an uphill fight to gain recognition for minorities in comic books in America, has become featured player in The Justice League Saturday morning cartoon show.
In his spare time, Adams has convinced publishers to return original art to its creators, improve the standards of comic book production, force comic book publishers to pay royalties to its creators…All this while crusading ceaselessly against the work-made-for-hire provision in the copyright law. A provision in the 1978 book-length copyright law, that in two sentences, strips creators as creators, reporters, actors, scriptwriters, and feature writers, of their rights.
In addition to his comic book genius, Neal has launched a highly successful production company – Continuity Studios – which produces the popular Nasonex Bee campaign. Neal is also responsible for the design of the popular Terminator, T2 4-D ride, and the Spider-Man Rides at Universal Studios.
His hobbies, theoretical physics and comparative religions. An uncommon man in a popular culture world.
5632 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Maryland 21704-8312
Writer Gregg Hurwitz goes on tour next week to promote his new thriller Tell No Lies.
August 17th, 5:30pm: Scottsdale, AZ - The Poisoned Pen - Talk and Signing
August 20th, 7:00 pm: Houston, TX – Murder by the Book - Book Launch
August 22nd, 7:00 pm: Brentwood, CA - Diesel - LA Book Launch Party
August 26th, 6:30 pm: Chicago, IL - Tuscan Market Book Club - Featured Author
August 28th, 7:00 pm: Strongsville, OH – Cuyahoga Public Library - Talk and Signing
September 7th, 10:00am: Orange, CA - Book Carnival - Signing
September 7th, 11:00am: Huntington Beach, CA - Mystery Ink - Signing
September 7th at 3:00pm: San Diego, CA - Mysterious Galaxy - Talk and Signing
September 11th, 7:00 pm: Berkeley, CA - Janet Rudolph’s Literary Salon - Featured Author
September 12th, 7:00pm: Palo Alto, CA - Books Inc. - Talk and Signing
September 14th, 2:00pm: San Jose, CA - Barnes and Noble - Talk and Signing
Superstar artist JIM LEE makes a special in-store appearance at Flying Colors Comics on Saturday September 14 to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Flying Colors!
Jim was the very first professional guest at Flying Colors’ Grand opening event in October 1988. That was also Jim’s first professional store signing!
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
18 & over
Two items minimum per person
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content
Door Time: 07:15 PM
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608
Writer and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics Geoff Johns appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm! He’ll be here to meet fans and sign the very first issue of this seven issue universe-wide series (featuring the art of David Finch!)
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Comics legend Neal Adams signs at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday August 7, 2013 from noon till 2:00 pm!
Neal will be selling art books, prints, and comics. Neal will sign any of these items for free. If you bring in your own book or print, it is just $10 to get it signed by this artistic titan. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Comics superstar Scott Snyder will host a surprise Batman panel on Sunday August 4th at 4:00 pm in the Beacon Hall room! Come prepared to ask your questions about the Court of Owls, Death of the Family, The Black Mirror, Gates of Gotham, and the current storyline Zero Year, a retelling of Bruce Wayne’s early days as Batman. In addition to the New 52 Batman title Scott also writes the mini-series Superman: Unchained and his Vertigo series American Vampire and The Wake. He has previously written Swamp Thing, Detective Comics, and more.
This is a last minute addition to the schedule so please spread the word!
Additionally Scott will appear on the DC Comics panel on Saturday August 3rd at 3:00pm in the Waterfront room with Dan Didio, Tony Daniel, and Aaron Lopresti. Otherwise find him at his table in Artist Alley AAW40 & 41 from 11:00-1:30 and 4:30-7:00 on Saturday and 11:00-1:00 and 2:00-4:00 on Sunday!
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case, and Mike Allred sign at Bridge City Comics on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public.
Bridge City Comics will have copies of Batman ’66 #1 available for purchase for Jeff, Jonathan and Mike to sign, as well as a special limited variant edition of the comic. Refreshments will be served free of charge! Sketches will be at the discretion of the artists.
Also in attendance will be Batman! Noted Batman cosplayer Allan Quick will be available for photos at the event.
About Batman 66 #1:
Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them. In this first adventure, The Riddler’s out to steal some valuable artwork from under the noses of Gotham’s police. But Batman gets help from an unlikely source: a certain femme fatale dressed in feline finery! Written by Jeff Parker, interior artist Jonathan Case with covers by Mike Allred.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227