ON – Gotham Central Comics 6th Anniversary

Ty Templeton, Ken Lashley, and more appear at Gotham Central Comics on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

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Gotham Central Comics
5170 Dixie Road Unit 102, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1E3
Canada

NYC – Rise of the Black Panther #1 Signing

Writer Evan Narcisse appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday January 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of Rise of the Black Panther #1 from Marvel Comics! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Rise of the Black Panther #1 is mandatory; you may get up to 3 items signed. See you there!

Rise of the Black Panther #1:
Witness the early years of the man who would come to rule one of the most scientifically advanced countries in the world! Wakanda has always kept itself isolated from Western society, but that’s all about to change. Young T’Challa knows he is destined to become king, but when his father is brutally murdered by outsiders, he’ll find himself taking up a mantle he may not be ready for. Experience the reign of T’Chaka, the king whose death changed a nation’s history forever. See how the world learns about this wondrous nation for the first time! Will the power of the Black Panther be enough to keep Wakanda safe? Ta-Nehisi Coates is joined by journalist Evan Narcisse with the art of Paul Renaud for Rise of the Black Panther #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

Charlotte MiniCon Returns on January 27th

Charlotte MiniCon returns on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM!

Admission is $5, KIDS 12 and under are FREE!

Charlotte MiniCon is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention and we stay true to our roots! A high concentration of vintage comics and great comic creators! It’s all brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. It will be a great time for the whole family! Check out the comic creators who are coming!

2018 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List:
Comics Legend and Firestorm co-creator: AL MILGROM!
Duane Ballenger
Thomas Boatwright
Chad Bowers
Wes Brooks
Chuck Brown
Bridgit Connell
Mason Dickerson
Eryk Donovan
Bo Fader
Stephen Green
Sanford Greene
John Hairston Jr
Dustin Harbin
Brockton McKinney
Drew Moss
Eraklis Petmezas
Pat Quinn
Rico Renzi
Budd Root
Hoyt Silva
Chris Sims
Andy Smith
Storme Smith
Brian Stelfreeze
Matt Wilson (colorist)
Matt D Wilson (writer)
& Many More!

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Grady Cole Center
310 N Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 336-2884

FL – An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Press Release:

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair are proud to present An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM in MDC’s Wolfson Campus Chapman room. Tickets are $30 per person and include a copy of the book. Get tickets at the link!

The conversation will be moderated by Nadege Green, who covers social justice issues for WLRN. The event is a special presentation of Miami Book Fair and Books & Books who once again join forces to bring the South Florida community an unforgettable encounter with leading-edge authors of note.

In 2008, National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates went from believing that a black president was impossible, to being challenged by the sudden prospect of one. In his new book, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER: An American Tragedy, Coates recalls the moment: “I remember how Obama caused me to question myself and my basic relationship with my country. All my life I had seen myself, and my people, backed into a corner. Had I been wrong?”

To answer that question, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER employs the same erudite storytelling, self-reflection and unsparing honesty that propelled Between the World and Me into the cultural zeitgeist and led Toni Morrison to hail it as “required reading.” Part memoir and part polemic, Coates powerfully examines the threads between the unprecedented election of Barack Obama and the vicious backlash that fueled the election of Donald Trump, a man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.” He does so through his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins his journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing the President of the United States.

More than an analysis of our first black president, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER is a personal narrative that examines the symbiosis of Obama’s influence on American culture, Coates’s intellectual and professional growth, and the inspiring new voices, ideas, and movements that emerged together over this period. This masterwork is comprised of eight fresh essays, in which Coates revisits each year of the Obama administration through his own immersive experiences and observations, and nine iconic essays previously published in The Atlantic, including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” and more.

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Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
(305) 237-3000

GA – Black Panther Premiere Event

Artists Brian Stelfreeze, Afua Richardson, and Lance Darden appear at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station for a special Black Panther event on Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 PM.

Press Release:

Tuskegee Heirs presents, “An Exclusive Movie Premier Event with Black Panther!” Take Pictures with Black Panther (Cosplayer) via our Photo Booth, win raffle prizes, purchase posters, participate in our creator panel, and more!

We’re going to fill an entire theater room with Black Panther fans for the premier showing of the film, Thursday, February 15th at Atlantic Station (Atlanta, GA). The event will NOT be open to the public but never fear, you can lock in your tickets NOW to ensure your seat! Details at the link.

*COSPLAYERS*
Cosplaying/costumes are allowed during our event, however NO MASKS/HEADGEAR will be allowed into the theater. This includes Face paint, helmets, or any other items that obstruct a person’s face. We will hope to have a group photo after the movie, so feel free to join us.

Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station 18 IMAX & RPX
261 19th St NW #1250, Atlanta, GA 30363

FL – X-Men Gold #18 Signing

Artist Ken Lashley appears at Windu’s Comics on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM to sign copies of his latest work on X-Men Gold #18! He will also sign any of the many DC, Marvel, X-Men covers that he has done over his tenure as an artist. Windu’s will have X-Men Gold #18 available for purchase. Ken will have posters and other items to share with his fans as well.

Bio: Ken is a gifted illustrator who has worked with clients like Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel comics, DC comics, Lucasfilm and many others. His latest work is Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Prime and X-Men Gold.

Windu’s Comics
194 US Hwy 27 Suite A, Clermont, FL 34711

Stan Lee Returns to Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018

The man, the myth, the legend. Making his grand return to Silicon Valley Comic Con we are very excited to announce our first guest… STAN LEE!

Stan Lee is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther,  the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

He has had cameo appearances in many Marvel film and television projects. A few of these appearances are self-aware and sometimes reference Lee’s involvement in the creation of certain characters.

On 16 July 2017, Lee was named a Disney Legend, a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.

Other guests for the 2018 convention include: Sean Astin, Jewel Staite, Matthew Lewis, Jim Shooter, Simon Bisley, Coop, Glenn Fabry, Andy Weir

For tickets and information go to SVComicCon.com

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CA – Excelsior! Art Show

Marvel legend STAN LEE appears at the Hero Complex Gallery on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM for the EXCELSIOR! art show celebrating over 75 years in the comics industry.

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034
323-334-0035

NC – Heroes Pop Swap

Special guest Brian Stelfreeze, artist of Black Panther, Batman, Day Men, and more, appears at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find on Saturday, October 28th for Heroes Pop Swap. There will be games with prizes and all kids in costume will get a special prize too.

First 500 people will receive an Pop Swap exclusive print by Black Panther and Batman artist Brian Stelfreeze!

If you’d like to sell your pop culture collectibles, apply here…. Sorry, no professional vendors.

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Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
417 Pecan Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462

Marvel Portfolio Reviews & Panels at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

September 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Are you an aspiring or budding comic book artist looking to get your break with one of the biggest publishers in the industry? Or perhaps you’re just looking for some professional guidance as to how to elevate your work to that next level? A Marvel editor will be conducting portfolio reviews at the Baltimore Comic-Con and here’s what you need to know:

  • Portfolios will be submitted at the Information Booth between the hours of 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm on Friday, September 22nd and 11:00 am – 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 23rd. Review sessions for these submissions will take place the following day (Saturday and Sunday respectively).
  • Portfolios must contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and email address. You will also be asked to fill out a form with your contact information.
  • Portfolio reviews will happen on Saturday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and on Sunday from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. If you will not or cannot be present at this time, do not leave your portfolio.
  • Portfolio review schedule will be available at the Information Booth at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. If your name appears on the list, please ask for the portfolio review room location.
  • Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work.
  • Please respect the Marvel editor’s time and opinion.
  • Focus on your sequentials. While cover artwork is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors.
  • Review sessions are limited to artists only.
  • Not all submissions will be chosen for review.

Marvel is also hosting panels at the Baltimore Comic-Con that you won’t want to miss!

Saturday, Room 339-342
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Marvel Legacy

A new era of Marvel storytelling is about to begin! Mysteries, returns, and infinite possibilities await in the pages of each Marvel Legacy title. SVP & Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and Ken Lashley (X-Men Gold), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), and Mark Waid (AvengersCaptain AmericaChampions) will be in attendance to give fans the latest info about their first thrilling story arcs in their Marvel Legacy series.

Sunday, Room 339-342
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Panther

Before you see the Black Panther on the big screen in 2018, make sure you know his comic book roots and this panel is a perfect way to start. Travel to Wakanda with Afua RichardsonAlitha MartinezLaura Martin, and moderator Tom Brevoort.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

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