OR – Excalibur Comics 40th Anniversary Signing

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Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt FractionMichael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, and David Marquez sign at Excalibur Comics on Wednesday August 6th at 6:00 p.m. for the store 40th anniversary!

Excalibur Books & Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

UK – The Wicked & The Divine Signing

fpukWriter Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie launch their new comic, The Wicked & The Divine – with an exclusive Forbidden Planet variant cover, at the our London Megastore at 6:00pm on Wednesday 18th June.

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as teenagers. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead.

The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and Phonogram reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to The Wicked & The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop-stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. Since then, he’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and a load more. He reunited with Jamie for several projects, most notably Phonogram: The Singles Club and Young Avengers. His achievements include not being found out.

Jamie McKelvie came to attention as a comic artist with his collaboration with Kieron Gillen, Phonogram. Since then he’s worked as a comic artist, illustrator and costume designer. The mind behind modern iconic designs like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Miss America, his comic work includes a run on Defenders with Matt Fraction and the critically adored Young Avengers. His achievements include putting up with Kieron for over a decade.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

MA – Black Canary/Zatanna: Bloodspell Signing

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Artist Joe Quinones appears at Hub Comics in Union Square on Saturday May 24th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm to sign his latest project the original graphic novel Black Canary/Zatanna: Bloodspell from DC COMICS!

Joe worked on Teen Titans Go! before being hand-picked to draw the Green Lantern strip in Wednesday Comics. His covers have graced many titles including Captain Marvel, Hack/Slash, Star Wars: Knight Errant, Dark Avengers, and Amazing Spider-Man. His recent work includes Batman: Black & White, FF, Batman ’66, and Ultimate Comics: Survive!

Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987

OR – Pretty Deadly Signing

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Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick appears on Wednesday April 30 at the Portland TFAW from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate Pretty Deadly, her hit from Image Comics series co-created with Emma Ríos, Stop by the Pretty Deadly Volume 1 signing to purchase the first collected graphic novel and enjoy free food and beer (those 21+ with ID).

Kelly Sue DeConnick is one of the most prominent writers in comics today, with acclaimed runs on Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel, and Ghost. Pretty Deadly, DeConnick’s fantasy western with artist Emma Ríos (Doctor Strange, Osborn), debuted in October 2013 to stellar reviews, and immediately sold out on release date.

Pretty Deadly Volume 1 presents the collected opening arc of Kelly Due DeConnick and Emma Ríos’ surprise-hit series, which marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage!

Pretty Deadly Volume 1 will be available for purchase for just $9.99. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet one of the hottest writers in comics April 30 at the Portland TFAW!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Maine Comics Arts Festival 2014 Announces Guests

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics.

For our 2014 show MeCAF is moving to a new venue: The Portland Company Complex located at 58 Fore Street in downtown Portland, ME. This wonderful waterfront facility offers more exhibition space, free WiFi, as well as attached panel and workshop areas to accommodate our growing festival. The festival opens to the public at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Admission is only $5.00. Children 12 and under get in free.

Guests include Kazu Kibushi (Amulet, Harry Potter), Sean Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea PIg: Pet Shop Private Eye), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), James Sturm (Adventures in Cartooning), Joe Quinones (Marvel and DC Comics artist), Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time), Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Star Wars: Ewoks), Maris Wicks (Primates), and over 100 other comics creators! More to be announced soon!

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Carol Corps Celebration to Take Place at Emerald City Comicon 2014

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Emerald City Comicon is proud to present an official Carol Corps Celebration event with Kelly Sue DeConnickG. Willow Wilson, and Christopher Sebela at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Thursday, March 27th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet awesome featured guests, mingle with them and each other, socialize, and enjoy the main exhibits in the Museum of Flight. Light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages will be provided. Tickets also guarantee all-day access to the Museum of Flight (during regular business hours of 10am to 5pm).

This event is designed to celebrate Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel and connect fans of those comics with their creators. Cosplay, demonstrations of creativity, and enthusiasm are highly encouraged.

Kelly Sue DeConnick is the writer behind the current Captain Marvel comic, as well as Pretty DeadlyAvengers Assemble, and Ghost. G. Willow Wilson is the writer for the new Ms. Marvel comic, in addition to work on All New Marvel Now! Point OneThe Unexpected, and Mystic. Christopher Sebela has also written for Captain Marvel, as well as High CrimesGhost, and Fantastic Four.

Special guests also include Captain Marvel cover artist Dexter Vines, and Captain Marvel co-writer Jen Van MeterMs. Marvel guests include colorist Ian Herring and legendary comic artist Arthur Adams!

ECCC has partnered with We Love Fine to produce an exclusive “Captain Marvel at the Museum of Flight” t-shirt, available for purchase at the event or during ticket purchase. ECCC has also partnered with TopatoCo to provide an exclusive Carol Corps patch with art by Kate Leth (Kate or Die!, Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake) only available to the Carol Corps Celebration event attendees.

We are proud to partner with Optimystical Studios on an exclusive Captain Marvel pendant, available only at this event. We will also have Espionage Cosmetics and their ECCC Exclusive make up pack, with a table set up to provide manicures for those who buy nail wraps!

We have also invited local charity Comic Book Characters for Causes to attend, and they will be accepting donations. They will be bringing Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, and Captain America. You’re welcome to get photos taken with them, or just talk cosplay and comics!

All proceeds for this event will be donated to the Girls Leadership Institute.

This event is open to people aged 16 and over. Tickets to Emerald City Comicon are NOT REQUIRED in order to attend this event. Tickets to the Carol Corps Celebration do not allow access in to Emerald City Comicon. This is separately ticketed event from the convention itself. Alcoholic beverages will be available at a cash bar for attendees 21+.

Purchase tickets here…

Emerald City Comicon 2014 Updates

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Emerald City ComiCon‘s newsletter has some major updates for their 2014 convention with new guests, tickets available for sale, and more!

Tickets Now In Stores!
Tickets to the 2014 Emerald City Comicon are now on sale in stores. And while you’re buying, don’t forget that we’ve expanded Friday into a full day of fun (10am-7pm). More than half of the show’s tickets have already been sold, so stop waiting. Get your ticket for all three days right now! [Tickets Are On Sale Here]

A Reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions
The Committee for Line Reductions would like to note that starting this year, if you buy your ticket online, we’re mailing your badge to you about a month before the show. If you buy your ticket at your local comic book store, you’ll exchange that ticket for a badge at that same store anytime in March. Either way, you won’t need to wait in a line to trade in your ticket at the show! This has been a reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions.

So. Many. GUESTS!
Over the past few weeks, we’ve added more special guests than we can possibly list.

Here’s just a few of our new celebrity guests and voice actors: Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen), Bill Farmer (Voice of Goofy) and Nancy Cartwright (Voice of Bart Simpson). The complete list of celebrities is here: [Celebrity Guests] and the voice actors are here: [Voice Talent]

As for our special guests, recent additions include Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Jason Aaron (Thor), Peter David (X-Factor), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), Ed McGuinness (Nova) and DOZENS more! [Check out the full list of guests here]

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out who we’re adding next!

More Hotels!
While we’ve expanded our deals into more hotels, half of them are now sold out! Make sure to hit our hotels page and reserve your room before they’re all booked up! [Find Hotel Deals Here]

More Comics!
Every week, we’re adding more free comics to our website. A new Tales From The Con is posted every Wednesday. You can also read the ongoing adventures of the Emerald City Crusader and Emerald City Crusaderette in our very own webcomic, Emerald City Cusader Chronicles, new pages are posted every Tuesday and Thursday. [Read our comics! Yes, COMICS!!]

IE – American Artists in Dublin

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MING DOYLE, JOE QUINONES, and MARIS WICKS appear at The Big Bang on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm for a rare Irish signing!

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MING DOYLE
Probably better known for her work on Brian Wood’s MARA and the artist in the new story arc of QUANTUM & WOODY, Ming also has done a ton of covers and a short story recently with Kelly Sue DeConnick for the WITCHING HOUR Vertigo anthology. (stil in stock, true believers!)

JOE QUINONES
Joe has been around for the last couple of years, starting with TEEN TITANS GO and then GREEN LANTERN with Kurt Busiek and is of late a popular cover artist for DARK HORSE, DC and MARVEL (the last thing you’ll have seen him lately on would be the recent CAPTAIN MARVEL covers). He also has a BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA project coming out with Paul Dini soon, the lucky bastard.

MARIS WICKS
Maris is the artist of (the really, really good) PRIMATES, which is currently sold out but due back in stock soon!
She is also a writer AND a colourist, so we’ll be seeing much more of her in the future.

The Big Bang
Pembroke District, Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland

NYC – JL Dark/Superior Spidey Signing

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JLD writer Ann Nocenti and artist ChrisCross plus Spidey writer Dan Slott sign at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday September 4th at 6:00 PM! *Please note: purchase of Justice League Dark #23.1 or Superior Spider-Man #17 is required to participate in signing.

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Press Release:

We here at JHU Comic Books have the great pleasure to announce that on Wednesday, September 4th, Superstar Writer/Artist team, Ann Nocenti and ChrisCross will be here promoting Justice League Dark #23.1! And joining them will be longtime JHU friend and Comic Writer extraordinaire, Dan Slott, promoting Superior Spider-Man #17!

That’s right folks, Ann, Chris and Dan will be joining us at 6:00pm at our Manhattan store to sign copies of the book and meet both new and longtime fans alike! In order to participate in the signing we must ask that you purchase a copy of Justice League Dark #23.1, and or a copy of Superior Spider-Man #17 and if you would like to bring any books of your own to the event to be signed, we ask that you observe the limit of 5 books per your turn on the line.

So come on down and get a copy of the 1st issue of the new DC “Villains Month” Event in Justice League Dark #23.1 and check out Superior Spider-Man #17, where fan favorite character Miguel O’Hara travels from 2099 to meet the Spider-Man of today! All with superstar creators, Ann Nocenti, ChrisCross and Dan Slott, here at JHU Comic Books, where fans and creators meet!

JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

OR – Skinner Signing

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Charlie Huston appears at Powell’s Books on Monday, July 15th at 7:30pm. He will be joined in conversation by comic book writers Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, and Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

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