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  • Akron Comicon (November 2014)

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    Convention Name
    AKRON COMICON
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.akroncomicon.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/08/2014
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/09/2014
    About This Convention
    Akron Comicon is an annual event established to celebrate newspaper comics and comic-books as an original American art form and promote comics as a viable entertainment medium by bringing creators, dealers, and fans together for a day of fun and interaction designed for the entire family.

    Akron Comicon is a two day event scheduled to take place at the University of Akron’s Quaker Station on Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9, 2014 at 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 from 10am to 6pm and 11am to 5pm respectively.

    Tickets to the event are $10 for a single day or $15 for the weekend and are available at www.akroncomicon.com until Friday, October 31st at midnight. All presale ticket holders will receive a free Akron Comicon exclusive poster available the day of the show. All children age 13 and under are free.

    Venue Name and Address
    University of Akron’s Quaker Station
    135 S. Broadway Street
    Akron, OH 44325
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    88
    Projected Attendance
    3000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    The distinguished group includes: Dave Aikins, Darryl Banks, Mike W. Barr, Tom Batiuk, Allen Bellman, Andy Bennett, Craig Boldman, George Broderick Jr., Gerry Conway, Jose Delbo, Mike Gustovich, Tony Isabella, Dirk Manning, Graham Nolan, Brad Ricca, Joe Rubenstein, Tom Scioli, Chris Sprouse, Joe Staton, Paul Storrie, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, and Thom Zahler.

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    UK – Tom Strong Signing

    PETER HOGAN & CHRIS SPROUSE for their graphic novel Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom (Titan edition) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 1st Sept. 6 – 7pm

    As Tom Strong and his family prepare to celebrate a wedding, the unthinkable happens: before their eyes, reality alters to become a world conquered by Nazis and ruled by Tom’s nefarious son, Albrecht. To restore the world he knew, Tom must journey back in time and seek help from the only man he can trust: himself. But will even two Tom Strongs be enough to stop the Robots of Doom?

    Chris Sprouse first met Alan Moore when he drew several issues of Moore’s script for Supreme. A year later, he and Moore created Tom Strong for America’s Best Comics, for which Chris won two Eisner Awards in 2000, for Best Single Issue and Best Serialized Story. Taking over the scripting of Tom Strong, Peter K. Hogan started out as editor of cult political British comics Crisis and Revolver in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before working for 2000 AD and American comic book publishers Vertigo and America’s Best Comics.

    Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Kevin Smith, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Brian Froud, and Stephen King.

    OH – Free Comic Book Day 2011

    Nicholas Brendon, Billy West, Chris Sprouse, Steve Scott, and many more sign on May 7th, 2011.

    Press Release:

    Join us for 10th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, loaded with actors, writers, artists, wrestlers, superheroes and of course free comic books! A festival of activities and games along with face painting and fun in the bounce house. Of course Nerd Night will be following FCBD in the evening!

    Details, tickets for meet & greet and bio’s can be found on our blog!

    Actors:

    Nicholas Brendon (Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    Billy West (Futurama, Ren & Stimpy, Howard Stern Show)
    Nick Jones (John Stewart in Green Lantern live action movie)

    Hang with The Dudes during an exclusive bowling meet & greet. Details can be found on our blog.

    There is a small fee for autographs. You are welcome to bring your own item to have them sign it, but you will also be able to select from their photos. We will also have photo opportunities available with both Billy & Nicky. For $35 you can get your photo taken with them and get a personal autograph.

    Artists:
    Steve Scott
    Chris Sprouse
    Josh Medors
    JD Larabee
    Uko Smith
    Scott D. Simmons
    Victor Dandridge
    Sean Forney
    Joshua Peters
    Lora Innes
    Joel Jackon
    James Moore
    Jamie Snell
    Dirk Manning
    Molly Durst
    Todd Beistel
    Doug Hufford
    Eric Adams
    Max Ink
    Seth Lyons
    Matthew Swift
    Bob Corby
    Stephanie Forney

    Nerd Night:

    Live Wrestling

    Charity Comic Book Poker Tournament (Billy & Nicky may be playing a few hands)

    Open gaming

    Bands Include:
    Nerd Table
    Seven Book Trilogy
    The Out
    Hubris
    The Fritz

    Packrat Comics
    3864 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 527-8450

    IL – Return of Bruce Wayne Signing

    CHRIS SPROUSE signs at Challengers on Wednesday May 12th from 5-8pm!

    Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 comes out on Wednesday May 12th, and Chris Sprouse will be here that very day to sign copies of it, Tom Strong, Ocean, and anything else he’s ever worked on!

    Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647

    OH – FCBD: Xander Signing

    Nicholas Brendon of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer makes a special guest appearance at Packrat Comics for Free Comic Book Day. An Exclusive Xander Action Figure is available in limited supply and a free Buffy comic for the first 100 people in line. Free Concert with stand up comedians to follow during annual Nerd Night. Check out the website to stay informed of all the upcoming events at Packrat Comics!

    Free Comic Book Day
    Saturday May 1, 2010 beginning at 10am

    Industry Professionals – Chris Sprouse, Darryl Banks, Josh Medors, Uko Smith and more!

    Bouncy Castle for the kiddies!

    Video Game Tournament

    Costume Contest

    Nerd Night begins at 5pm

    Free Concert

    Stand Up Comics

    Comic Book Trivia Contest

    Charity Comic Book Poker

    And Much More!

    Join us for an afternoon of Free Fun for All Ages!

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    Packrat Comics, 3864 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

    www.packratcomics.com

    Mid-Ohio-Con Announces Media Guests for October Show

    Mid-Ohio-Con Announces Media Guests for October 3-4, 2009 Show

    James Kyson Lee (Heroes) and Ray Park (Star Wars, G.I. Joe) will Headline Mid-0hio-Con 2009 as Special Media Guests

    Lee and Park Join an Outstanding Roster of Comic Creators as Guests at the 29th Annual Mid-Ohio-Con

    Registration is Now Open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths and Tables in Creators’ Common

    July 29, 2009 – Columbus, Ohio

    Mid-Ohio-Con today announced that Ray Park and James Kyson Lee will headline Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 as special media guests. Park is best known as Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and he will star in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opening on August 7th. James Kyson Lee is best known for his starring role as Ando Masahashi in Heroes, which will return to NBC for its 4th season this fall.

    “We couldn’t be more excited to have these two superstars on board for our 2009 show,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 was acclaimed as one of the best events in Mid-Ohio-Con’s long history and we’re going to recreate last year’s magic with a who’s who of the leading names from the worlds of comic books, gaming, film, and television at this year’s show.”

    The fast-growing guest list for 2009 also features guests of honor Bernie Wrightson and Michael Golden along with Art Baltazar, Jacob Chabot, Ron Frenz, Gary Friedrich, Bryan J.L. Glass, Fred Hembeck, Tony Isabella, Joe Jusko, Barry Kitson, Scott Kolins, David Mack, Sean McKeever, Todd Nauck, Josef Rubinstein, Steve Scott, Chris Sprouse, Mark Sumerak, Mark Texeira, Herb Trimpe, Renee Witterstaetter, Marv Wolfman and many more.

    Registration is now open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths, and Creators’ Common Tables. The show floor in Exhibition Hall E at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will accommodate nearly 200 Exhibitor Booths for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, and service providers, and 100 Creators’ Common tables for artists, writers, actors, and other guests.

    Please visit the new Mid-Ohio-Con web site at midohiocon.com for further information and regular updates on Mid-Ohio-Con 2009. The new site is the primary source for all things related to this year’s Mid-Ohio-Con, including details on featured guests, registration forms, and information about show dates, venue, and other key areas of interest for attendees, exhibitors, and guests.

    About Mid-Ohio-Con

    Now entering its 29th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 will be held on October 3-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mid-Ohio-Con can be found online at midohiocon.com as well as on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.