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  • Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) (May 2015)

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    Convention Name
    Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF)
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.mainecomicsfestival.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    05/17/2015
    About This Convention
    MeCAF returns for its seventh year with over 120 comic creators and publishers visiting Portland, ME. Featured guests include Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) and Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).
    Venue Name and Address
    Portland Company Complex
    58 Fore Street
    Portland, ME 04101
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    90
    Projected Attendance
    1200
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Book Festival
    Guests
    Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).

    PA – Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream Signing

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    JG Jones, Box Brown, James Comey, Dave Proch, Mike Sgier, Jeffro Kilpatrick, Connie Appletree, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Thomas Scioli, and many more appear at Locust Moon Comics on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to sign Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream!

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    Locust Moon Comics and Movies
    34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (267) 403-2856

    First Second Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    First Second is proud to be featuring some wonderful authors at NYCC, including Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning),
 Box Brown (Andre the Giant), 
Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth),
 Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures),
 Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), George O’Connor (Olympians),
 Paul Pope and J.T. Petty (The Rise of Aurora West),
 MK Reed (The Cute Girl Network), and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer).

    Thursday, October 9th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
: Danica Novgorodoff
    • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Paul Pope

    2:15 pm–3:00 pm The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know—with Danica Novgorodoff 

    The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism, and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective. Room 1A14


    3:00 pm–3:45 pm
 Coffee Talk with Monsters—with Paul Pope
    What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L. Stine (Party Games)Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow CityMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous… Room 1A18


    4:00 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Paul Pope in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    Friday, October 10th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Andrew Arnold, George O’Connor
    • 5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow

    10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Create Your Own Monster—with Andrew Arnold and George O’Connor
    Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you! 
Moderator: Jack Baur Family HQ – 1C03

    3:00 pm
 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley—with Cory Doctorow
    Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing. Room 1A21

    Saturday, October 11th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
: Jillian Tamaki
    • 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow
    • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Box Brown

    1:00 pm–1:45 pm
 Spotlight on Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow is awesome! Moderated by Eric Smith from Book Riot.Room 1A10


    7:15 pm–8:00 pm
 Breaking Good
—with Cory Doctorow

    This panel explores how comic books, video games, and novels are addressing world challenges. Perhaps the most inspiring content for our panel audience will be to hear about how you are using popular entertainment to address the issues that you care about. We’ll have about 10 minutes each to talk. It’s an exciting lineup of panelists which includes an FBI Victim Specialist, the dynamic Alexis Krieger, who was involved in creating the comic book Abolitionista! that is being used to empower young people to protect themselves from predators. Room 1A05

    Sunday, October 12th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 11:30 pm–12:30 pm
: Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
    • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
: Cory Doctorow
    • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
: Box Brown
    • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
: MK Reed

    10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
 Create Your Own Magical Creature—with Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
    Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Family HQ – Room 1C03


    2:00 pm–2:45 pm
 Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers—with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope

    Join graphic novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NYRoom 1B03


    3:15 pm–4:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
    in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    3:15 pm–4:00 pm Build Your Own Adventure—with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
    In this interactive panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic authors and illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring writers and artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures). Room 1A01

    4:15 pm–5:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
 in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    MICE Returns for 2014

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    Press Release:

    MICE is back! On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.

    MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.

    This year’s show will also welcome a number of special guests — professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels — including James Kochalka, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll, Paul Hornschemeier, and Box Brown.

    MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. More details at the website: www.micexpo.org

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    MD – SPX Kick-Off Party

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    Press Release:

    Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome 4 amazing artists to kickoff their brand new comics: MariNaomi, Yumi Sakugawa, James Kochalka, and Box Brown on Friday, September 12th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm!

    Come for readings from their new works debuting at the Small Press Expo

    MariNaomi’s new graphic novel: Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories

    Yumi Sakugawa’s new graphic novel: Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe

    James Kochalka’s new graphic novel: FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being

    Box Brown’s new anthology volume: Number 2

    They will also be signing and perhaps creating some art for the audience? Snacks and drinks will be served.

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    Big Planet Comics
    7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
    301-699-0498

    PA – Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Signing

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    Meet Box Brown, author of Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, appears at Barnes & Noble on Friday August 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Box Brown brings his talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel.

    Barnes & Noble – The Court @ Oxford Valley
    210 Commerce Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
    215-269-0442

    MA – Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Signing

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    Cartoonist Box Brown appears at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, July 1st at 7:00 pm!

    In this stunning biography of André René Roussimoff, better known as André the Giant, cartoonist Box Brown brings the larger-than-life man to human form. He tells of the highs: from his illustrious career in the WWF to his beloved role as Fezzik in The Princess Bride, to his lows: from the daughter he essentially ignored, to his alcohol-fueled rages.

    Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
    (617) 566-6660

    GA – Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Signing

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    Cartoonist Box Brown appears at Criminal Records on Wednesay June 18, 2014 to sign his new book from First Second: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend!  

    Criminal Records
    1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

    IL – Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Signing

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    Cartoonist Box Brown, creator of ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND, will be at Challengers from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, June 12th.

    And that’s not all! The after-party follows at 8:00pm at THE SQUARED CIRCLE restaurant, 2418 N Ashland (Ashland and Fullerton). Come hungry.

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    Challengers Comics 
    1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 278-0155

    DC – Double Signing Event

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    Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome a titanic double header, Box Brown and Pat Aulisio, for one afternoon only Saturday, May 31st from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm! 

    Box will be presenting his astounding new graphic novel, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, a biography of the famous wrestler and movie star. We have read a preview copy and it was amazing! Full of great anecdotes, drama, pathos, The Princess Bride, and lots of wrestling!

    Pat does a ton of comics, including the ongoing saga of David Bowman after he enters the monolith in 2001! Trippy space adventures. He is also publisher of the amazing Yeah Dude Comics line, so hopefully he’ll bring some of the quality risograph comics he is publishing too!

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    Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
    1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
    202-342-1961

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