MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Comic Book Convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, from 10am to 7pm and SUNDAY MARCH 12th 10am~5pm, 2017. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, retailers, panel discussions, multiple costume contests & more in two incredible days! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale!
BIG APPLE CON is thrilled to announce the triumphant return to NYC of Comic Book Legend STAN LEE! Stan is the most famous comic book creator in the known universe; a title well earned for his many contributions to pop culture. Along with his top artists including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck, Stan “The Man” co-created many modern myths as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics such as: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Hulk, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Inhumans, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Widow, Hawkeye, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Silver Surfer!
Stan is joined in our star-studded ARTIST ALLEY by many top creators of comic books and related cool media including: JIM STERANKO (Captain America), ROY THOMAS (Star Wars; Saturday only), HOWARD CHAYKIN (Star Wars), RAMONA FRADON (Aquaman), BILLY TUCCI (Shi), AARON LOPRESTI (Ms. Marvel), NANCY SILBERKLEIT (Co-CEO of Archie Comics), REILLY BROWN (Deadpool), ARTHUR SUYDAM (Walking Dead), MICHAEL GOLDEN (Dr. Strange), RENEE WITTERSTAETTER (Guardians of the Galaxy), RICH BUCKLER (Deathlok), MIKE McKONE (Avengers), SOO LEE (Strange Attractors), JIM SIMON (ShieldMaster), J.C. VAUGHN (Gemstone Publishing), GUY DORIAN (New Warriors), J. DAVID SPURLOCK (Vanguard), KRISTEN GUDSNUK (Henchgirl), and BRIAN KONG (Cryptozoic Entertainment). BIG APPLE CON and HIPPY COMIX present UNDERGROUND ALLEY, featuring cutting edge creators of Indy/Alternative Comix: FRANK “Foolbert Sturgeon” STACK (Adventures of Jesus), MARK BODE (Cobalt 60), MIKE DIANA (Boiled Angel), FLY-O (Punk Magazine), JOHN ORLANDO (Humans), CHELLE MAYER (Peacefulshades), and DAN FOGEL (Underground Price & Grading Guide).
Our Media Guest list this year is our finest ever, bringing you a star-studded experience unique to BIG APPLE CON! Meet: the PUNISHER himself JON BERNTHAL (Sunday only) from The Walking Dead and the upcoming Defenders, alongside his Daredevil co-stars ELDEN HENSON, PETER SHINKODA, and GEOFFREY CANTOR. We have SPENCER WILDING, Darth Vader from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, BARBARA EDEN (I Dream of Jeannie), KRISTANNA LOKEN (T3), JACKSON BOSTWICK (Captain Marvel on Shazam!), KATHY GARVER (Family Affair, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends), THE AMAZING KRESKIN, NEIL KAPLAN (Transformers, Voltron), JOHNNY BRENNAN (Jerky Boys, Family Guy), ROBB DEMAREST (Ghost Hunters International), Special Effects and Prop Master ROY WOOLEY (Zombieland, Hunger Games), TAIMAK (The Last Dragon), and from The Warriors DAVID HARRIS and TERRY MICHOS.
Join us for a special screening on Sunday of Michael Valentine’s COMIX: BEYOND THE COMIC BOOK PAGES, an exciting new feature film documentary about the world of comic books told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today!
BIG APPLE CON will once again bring the most amazing Cosplayers and costumers together for a fast-paced, exciting weekend of creative excellence! This year will be our largest ever, with multiple contests across different genres, professional judges, and over $15,000 in incredible prizes awarded! Our Super Sponsors include: Mood Designer Fabrics, Squishable, Five and Diamond SF, Bernina, Cosplay by McCall’s, Rickey’s NYC, and Prop Store. Come as any character in Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Cartoons, Anime/Manga, Video Games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! On Sunday there will be a 12 and under Kids Costume Showcase where everyone gets a prize, as well as other fun activities for your younglings!
DATE: Saturday, March 11th ~ 10am -7pm & Sunday, March 12th ~ 10am -5pm 2017
PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC
TICKETS: Adults: $30 Saturday, $25 Sunday, both days $50. Children: $10 per day (ages 6-12, 5 and under free!). Please check our website frequently for the latest information on our special VIP and Early Admission Packages!
TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.bigapplecc.com
Game designer Lukas Litzsinger, comic book author Mark Waid, and acclaimed novelist Timothy Zahn appear at Fantasy Flight Games on Friday, November 11th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the launch of STAR WARS: DESTINY!
Fantasy Flight Games
1975 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113-2705
Writer MARJORIE LIU (Han Solo, Black Widow, Astonishing X-Men) appears at Harvard COOP on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
New York Times-bestselling author Marjorie Liu shares the first installment in her new gripping graphic novel series, Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening. Described as “a delight” by Neil Gaiman, Marjorie and illustrator Sana Takeda have created a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk that will have readers highly anticipating the next book in the series. Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.
1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02238
Novelists Margaret Stohl and Marie Lu appear at BookPeople on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 PM to sign their new books Black Widow: Red Vengeance and The Midnight Star.
ABOUT THE MIDNIGHT STAR
The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from hit factory Marie Lu
There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.”
Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.
When a new danger appears, Adelina s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.
ABOUT BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE
Black Widow: Red Vengeance is the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red, penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. This time Stohl takes listeners inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies–Black Widow and Red Widow–delving deeper into their powers and revealing more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.
ABOUT MARIE LU
Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
ABOUT MARGARET STOHL
Margaret Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video game designer, and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. Beautiful Creatures is now a major motion picture. She lives in Los Angeles with her family
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Margaret Stohl appears alongside Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Judy Stephens, and Shannon Hale at Kepler’s Books on Friday, October 14th at 7:00 PM to sign Black Widow: Red Vengeance! Get free tickets at the link…
Calling all fans of Black Widow, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, Squirrel Girl, A-Force, The Watcher, cosplay and all things Marvel: some of the best creators in the Marvel Universe are coming to Kepler’s and were throwing a party to celebrate.
You know her name: Natasha Romanova. You know her codename: Black Widow. You’ve seen her fight alongside Daredevil and Spider-Man in the comics and on the big screen as Scarlett Johansson firing off widows stings and fighting alongside (and sometimes against) Hawkeye, Captain America and the Winter Soldier. Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, brings back Natasha for her second solo adventure in Black Widow: Red Vengeance, the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies Black Widow and Ava Orlova, the equally deadly Red Widow delving deeper into their powers revealing more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training. (Don’t call her a sidekick; she hates that.)
Bonus! Margaret is bringing some friends:
-Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, multiple award-winning Book of a Thousand Days, Dangerous, the Books of Bayern series, and the first four Ever After High books. Her novel for adults, Austenland, was made into a movie starring Keri Russell. Shannon and her husband Dean Hale have collaborated on several projects such as Eisner-nominee Rapunzel’s Revenge and The Princess in Black series. Their much anticipated The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Meets World will be published Feb 2017. They are awesome.
-Ryan North is the creator of Dinosaur Comics, the co-editor of the Machine of Death series, and the author of To Be or Not To Be, the choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet! He has written the Adventure Time comic and writes The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel. Also: awesome.
-Marguerite Bennett is the author of Marvel’s A-Force – an all female Avengers team and writes for Angela: Queen of Hel (a character originally created by Neil Gaiman). She writes things and wins all the points. Again: awesome.
-Judy Stephens is a Marvel producer, blogger, photographer, and cosplay expert. She wears things and photographs things and generally dresses much better than anyone else. Awesome – right?
This will be a celebration of all things Marvel. So come in costume (there WILL be prizes).
Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Margaret Stohl appears alongside Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Kate Leth, Shannon Hale, and Dean Hale at the Provo City Library on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM to sign Black Widow: Red Vengeance! The Avengers’ iconic master spy returns in this sequel to Forever Red.
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Black Widow: Red Vengeance from The King’s English.
Provo City Library
550 N University Ave, Provo, Utah 84601
Join Books of Wonder on Monday, October 10th at 6:00 PM in welcoming author MARGARET STOHL for the launch of Black Widow: Red Vengeance! Margaret will be joined in conversation by fellow authors RYAN NORTH, MARGUERITE BENNETT, and LORRAINE CINK, as well as Marvel’s Director of Content and Development, SANA AMANAT, and Marvel’s Producer, JUDY STEPHENS.
RYAN NORTH for To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe
MARGUERITE BENNETT for A-Force Vol. 0: Warzones!
LORRAINE CINK for Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
Black Widow: Red Vengeance is the action-packed sequel to the instant best-seller, Black Widow: Forever Red. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies—Black Widow and Red Widow—delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.
Pre-order Black Widow Red Vengeance and receive a signed limited edition comic book, Red Widow: First Strike written by Margaret Stohl. *
*Limited to quantities on hand. While supplies last.
We are also pleased to announce a Cosplay contest judged by Marvel staff JUDY STEPHENS. There will be prizes, treats, and wristbands, so come dressed in your very best!
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Writer MARJORIE LIU (Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men) appears at Tr!ckster on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM to kick off the second arc of Monstress, the acclaimed comic published by Image Comics.
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Margaret Stohl appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 PM to sign Black Widow: Red Vengeance! The Avengers’ iconic master spy returns in this sequel to Forever Red.
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
Join Margaret Stohl at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00 – 4:00 PM for the Marvel “Black Widow: Red Vengeance Tour” featuring Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Shannon Hale, Kate Leth, Judy Stephens, and Ann Foley.
The action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies–Black Widow and Red Widow–delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training
Be sure to be here for this amazing discussion and podcast for “The Women of Marvel”
*Giveaway + cosplay contest prize
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued beginning Saturday, October 15th at 9am to customers who purchase “Black Widow: Red Vengeance from Barnes & Noble at The Grove. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please
• Check back for more details as they become available
For more information contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036