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  • MN – FablesCon Art Show

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    Bill Willingham appears at the Crossings Gallery for a cocktail reception on February 23, 2013 to celebrate the opening of the Fabletown & Beyond art show!

    Press Release:

    To kick off the New Year and help prepare you for the wonderous event that will be Fablescon, Crossings Art Center (in Zumbrota, MN) will be holding an exhibit featuring several artists who will be a part of Fabletown and Beyond.

    The exhibit will be on at the art center throughout the month of February and will feature art from Bill Willingham, Gene Ha, Mark Buckingham, Adam Hughes, Chrissie Zullo, and Peter Gross.

    Here’s a brief summary of some of the art that will be present and for sale:

    Gene Ha has most of the art from Fables #122 and #123… 27 out of the 40 pages will be available.

    Chrissie Zullo will have original Cinderella covers for sale.

    Mark Buckingham will have a plethora of Fables pages.

    Peter Gross will have lots of The Unwritten pages.

    Adam Hughes will have Fairest covers on display and for sale.

    And Bill Willingham will have pages from Shadowpact, art from an original and unpublished Richard Nixon JLQ story and other assorted comic pages.

    Crossings Gallery
    320 East Avenue, Zumbrota, MN 55992
    507-732-7616

    artwork by Gene Ha

    Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival (November 2012)

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    Convention Name
    Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.vegasvalleycomicbookfestival.org/
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/03/2012
    About This Convention
    The 5th annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, held in Las Vegas, is part of the annual Vegas Valley Book Festival – the largest literary event in Southern Nevada. This year we’re so chock full of geeky goodness that we decided to expand our programming by another hour to showcase panel discussions and signings, artist alley, portfolio reviews, film screenings, an artist jam, food trucks, music and the ever popular mini-market.
    Venue Name and Address
    Clark County Library
    1401 E. Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    45
    Projected Attendance
    2500
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Book Festival
    • Gaming
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Gene Ha, Aaron Alexovich, Drew Rausch, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, Tommy Kovac, Deryl Skelton, Dan Parsons, Chris Staros

    Hero Initiative Breezing into C2E2 2012 with Bill Willingham

    April 10, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative hits Chicago for C2E2

    With special guest Bill Willingham!

    Los Angeles CA, April 9, 2012 Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need, will be breezing into the windy city of Chicago with the legendary Bill Willingham to attend Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo April 13-15th. Also known as C2E2, the convention will be held at the North Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

    Willingham, perhaps best known for his work on Fables and Fairest for DC Comics, will be signing and sketching all weekend at booth #704. Proceeds will go directly to Hero Initiative, a win for all! And while you’re waiting for your sketch, check out Hero’s special $2 sale, with prices on select items at savings up to 87% off! Don’t miss out!

    Also make sure and swing by on artist Peter Krause (Irredeemable) in artist alley booth D-21. On Saturday only, Peter will be donating all of his proceeds from sketches to Hero Initiative! On your way there, grab your Mark Waid comics for signatures, too. Mark will be hanging with Peter at booth D-21 on Saturday!

    Hero Initiative’s booth schedule for booth #704 is as follows:

    Friday, April 13 (con hours 10-7)

    1100-100: Bill Willingham

    100-200: Gordon Purcell

    200-300: Tim Sale

    300-500: Bill Willingham

    Saturday, April 14 (con hours 10-7)

    1030-1230: Bill Willingham

    1230-130: Bill Reinhold

    230-430: Bill Willingham

    Sunday, April 15 (con hours 10-5)

    1030-1230: Bill Willingham

    1230-200: Gene Ha

    230-430: Bill Willingham

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Hero is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity.

    Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Guests, Returns to Northern Virginia

    Press Release:

    The Baltimore Comic-Con continues working to establish an amazing guest list, and is proud to announce the addition of even more guests!

    In addition to previously announced guests, the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con, to be held September 8th and 9th at the Baltimore Convention Center, will feature comic superstars Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Gene Ha (Justice League), Cully Hamner (Action Comics), Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot), Brian Stelfreeze (ICE), Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9), and Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin).

    Guest List

    The 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con will feature the following previously announced guests:

    Laura & Michael Allred – Madman, iZombie
    Greg Capullo – Batman, Spawn
    Frank Cho – Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows
    Steve Conley – Bloop
    Rich Faber – Roboy Red
    John Gallagher – Buzzboy
    Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman
    Keith Giffen – Superman, OMAC, Green Arrow
    Larry Hama – G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam
    Dean Haspiel – Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City
    J.G. Jones – Wanted, Doc Savage
    Scott Kurtz – PvPonline.com
    David Mack – Kabuki
    Ron Marz – Artifacts, Voodoo
    David Petersen – Mouse Guard
    Frank Quitely – All Star Superman, Batman & Robin
    Walter Simonson – Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers
    Scott Snyder – Batman , Severed, Swamp Thing
    Billy Tucci – A Child Is Born, Shi
    Matt Wagner – Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel
    Mark Waid – Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredemable

    …With more on the way! Stay tuned to our website or use the “Sign up” link at the bottom of our website to receive update announcements as we make them!

    Baltimore Comic-Con Road Show Continues
    Continuing his 2012 road show, this weekend, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan brings the Baltimore Comic-Con back to his neighbors to the south — Northern Virginia! Marc will be attending the Shoff Baseball & Sports Card Shows & Comic Book & Nonsports Card Show this Sunday, March 11th. Stop by to chat with Marc about the show, and pick up some comics and cards while you’re there! Marc will also have Exhibitor and Artist Alley forms for this years convention on September 8th and 9th.

    For more information about Shoff show, please go to their website, http://shoffpromotions.com/. The March 11th event will be held at the Tysons Corner, VA Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn), 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 from 10am-3:30pm, and admission is only $3/person. Be sure to stop by!

    Contact Information
    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations
    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    IL – Hero Initiative Signing

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    Gene Ha signs at Graham Crackers Comics on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm.

    Press Release:

    Meet Artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, Flashpoint: Project Superman, the upcoming Justice League #7) and help support the HERO INITIATIVE!

    There will be snacks, refreshments, and pizza provided to all participants. There are two levels of participation for this event:

    For $29 you get a HERO Initiative one-year membership plus the meet and greet with Gene

    or

    For $99, a Silver HERO one-year membership, a FREE New Avengers 100 Project book, discounts on HERO merchandise, and a sketch (of any one character of your choice) from Gene!

    Graham Crackers Comics
    16030 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield, IL 60586

    IL – Teen Read Week

    September 18, 2011 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Illinois, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Artist Gene Ha appears at the River Forest Public Library on October 15, 2011 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm!

    Teens are invited to spend an hour with comic book artist Gene Ha at the RFPL. Gene Ha is a comic book artist mainly known for his superhero stories and covers. He started off drawing books such as Cyclops and Phoenix for Marvel and Starman for DC Comics. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. Both projects won Eisners, the highest award in American comics. In 2008 he won his third Eisner for Justice League of America #11 with writer Brad Meltzer. Gene Ha’s work has been reprinted in countries as far flung as Poland, France, Brazil and Japan. This program is part of Teen Read Week 2011 “Picture It @ Your Library.”

    River Forest Public Library
    735 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL

    IL – Top 10 Book Club

    September 13, 2011 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Illinois, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Gene Ha appears at Third Coast Comics on Wednesday, September 28 from 7pm – 10pm!

    Third Coast Comics
    6234 N Broadway, Chicago, IL

    Hero Initiative Travels To Albuquerque Comic Expo 2011 with Bernie Wrightson

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    Nightmaster cover by Bernie Wrightson

    Press Release:

    HERO INITIATIVE TRAVELS TO ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO “ACE” WITH GUEST BERNIE WRIGHTSON

    June 16, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)  Hero initiative, the non-profit organization that provides a financial safety net for comic creators in need, is making it’s first appearance at Albuquerque Comic Expo, June 24th-26th, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in historic downtown Albuquerque at 401 2nd Street NW Albuquerque NM. Joining us at ACE is artist Bernie Wrightson, known for Swamp Thing, and artist of Punisher and Batman: The Cult.  Bernie will be at our booth, #615, all day Saturday and Sunday, right next to Hero Board member Brian Pulido, so make sure you drop and give him a shout while you purchase your goods at the Hero booth!

    In addition, Mr. Wrightson has generously agreed to do two sketches for lucky winning fans of Hero’s eBay auctions. Go to: http://qurls.com?i=50388 or http://qurls.com?i=50389 to bid on one of these treasures!

    To the con, make sure you purchase you tickets at http://abqcomicexpo.com/purchase-tickets/ and click on the “cart” page to make a donation to Hero, the easiest way to help our cause!

     

    SIGNING SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS, HERO INITIATIVE BOOTH #615:

    FRI, 24 JUN (con hours 10-7)

    1230-230: Ryan Cody

    330-430: Daniel Campos

    430-630: Gene Ha

    SAT, 25 JUN (con hours 10-7)

    ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson

    1030-1230: Andy Kuhn

    230-430: James O’Barr

    SUN, 26 JUN (con hours 10-6)

    ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson

    1130-1230: Gene Ha

    1230-130: James O’Barr

    130-230: Daniel Campos

     

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354

     

    IL – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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    Gene Ha and Russell Lissau sign at Dreamland Comics on Saturday May 7, 2011 from 1-4pm for Free Comic Book Day!

    Gene Ha – Artist on Top 10, Fortunate Son, The Adventures of Cyclops and Pheonix, and Global Frequency.

    Russell Lissau – Writer on Batman Allies Secret Files and Origins and The Batman Strikes!

    Dreamland Comics
    105 W. Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048

    Albuquerque Comic Expo (June 2011)

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    Convention Name
    Albuquerque Comic Expo
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.abqcomicexpo.com
    This convention will take place:

    • over multiple days.

     

     

    Start Date
    06/24/2011
    End Date
    04/26/2011
    About This Convention
    The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the southwest’s newest and most exciting comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention! Taking place June 24th-26th, 2011, ACE features an impressive guest list of over 40 comic book, celebrity, and media guests.

    Featuring a special appearance by comic book legend Stan Lee!

     

    Venue Name and Address
    Albuquerque Convention Center
    401 2nd Street NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    200
    Projected Attendance
    10000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories

    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy

     

     

    Guests
    Stan Lee, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Ben Templesmith, Doug Jones, Ernie Hudson, Michael Golden, Lloyd Kaufman, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, Jim Kelly, Richard Hatch, Arthur Suydam, Aaron Campbell, Ale Garza, Gene Ha, Andy Kuhn,James O’Barr, Joe Jusko, Mitch Brietweiser, Whilce Portacio, Tony Harris, Jill Thompson, Tim Seeley

    Albuquerque Comic Expo Flyer

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