Stephen King appears at George Mason University on September 23rd.
The Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has chosen Stephen King as the 2011 recipient of the Mason Award for his “extraordinary contributions to bringing literature to a wide reading public.” He’ll receive the award at a ceremony on September 23, 2011, with a limited book signing following the event.
King is the author of more than 50 worldwide bestsellers, and his career has spanned nearly five decades, from his debut novel “Carrie,” to his up-coming novel “11/22/63? due to be released November 8th.
Free tickets for the Mason Award Presentation will be available to the general public the morning of August 15th and are available through George Mason University’s Center for the Arts box office. Ticket Request Forms will be available beginning August 15th at 9AM EST.
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Venue: GMU’s Fairfax Campus, Concert Hall, Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: Free and open to the public
Washington, DC – April 15, 2010 – Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con, and Brett Carreras, promoter of the VA Comicon, are proud to jointly announce the inaugural DC Comic-Con. The show will be held on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 (the day after Free Comic Book Day) from 10am-5pm in the Student Union Building II (SUB II) at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA.
Admission to the show is only $5! GMU students, faculty, and staff get in free! All active military personnel with current military IDs get in free!
The show will feature an amazing guest list for an inaugural show, a show exclusive comic, a full room of brick-and-mortar retailers bringing Golden Age, Silver Age, and modern comics inventories, manga and anime products, and toys! There will also be a sanctioned Magic the Gathering tournament!
Our guests for this premiere event include: Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), JG Jones (52), the Fillbach Brothers (Clone Wars Adventures) sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, the Luna Brothers (The Sword) sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, Steve Conley (Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series), John K. Snyder III (Doctor Mid-Nite) sponsored by the Hero Initiative, and Jo Chen (Runaways) sponsored by the Hero Initiative.
Show Exclusive Comic and Giveaways
Thanks to our friends at Top Cow Productions, the DC Comic-Con will be offering a show-exclusive Witchblade #136 DC Comic-Con Variant by co-headlining guest JG Jones. This exclusive comic will be available in very limited quantities at the Hero Initiative booth, and is selling for only $5, of which $1 goes to the Hero Initiative.
Additionally, the first 500 attendees will receive a copy of the Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics, Gemstone’s 2010 Free Comic Book Day publication.
Sanctioned Magic the Gathering Tournament
A special Magic the Gathering — Rise of the Eldrazi tournament with a massive prize pool will be held at the show. Each player will receive six unopened boosters from the new Rise of the Eldrazi set, and players will then construct a deck from those boosters (free extra lands provided). The tournament will be played in Swiss Rounds, and will begin promptly at 10am when the doors open.
To participate in this sanctioned event, entry is $19 through May 1st or $22 at the door (participants must also purchase a separate convention admission ticket). The show will be open 2 hours past the scheduled conclusion of the tournament so that players will have plenty of time to check out the main showroom.
Participants may pre-register for the Magic Tournament over the phone with a major credit card (call 703-241-9393) or in person at Victory Comics, 586 S. Washington St., Falls Church, VA 22046-4415.
The show will be held at the George Mason University campus at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 in the Student Union Building II (SUB II). Free Parking is available in Lot A (beside the Patriot Center), which is a short walk from SUB II. A map of the campus can be found here, and directions to the show can be found on the show website.
About The DC Comic-Con
The DC Comic-Con, launching in 2010 on Sunday, May 2nd from 10am-5pm, is a result of the cooperative work of Marc Nathan, sponsor of the Baltimore Comic-Con and Brett Carreras, sponsor of the VA Comicon. For more information, please visit the website.
When: Tue, September 22, 3pm – 4pm
Where: Grand Tier III, Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Besenyodi discusses his new book, Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic-Book Fan, praised by Wired as a “a great study in emotional psychology and the things in life that really get our brains ticking and our hearts pumping.”
Adam Besenyodi is the author of Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan. He has worked as an editor and writer for PopMatters, contributes regularly to Field’s Edge, and also works as a freelance writer and editor.
Peter Kuper is hitting the road with Diario de Oaxaca, a gorgeous and thought provoking multimedia diary of his time in Mexico, during which violence erupted over a teacher’s strike. Dates below:
Sept 13th, 11:00 a.m.
Brooklyn, NY Book festival,
International Stage (Borough Hall Plaza)
The International Graphic Novel. Three acclaimed graphic novelists who tackle big social and political themes in their work discuss what the form can accomplish, from an international and domestic perspective. Featuring Guy Delisle, Peter Kuper and Sarah Glidden.
Moderated by Matt Madden.
Sept 17th, 7PM
Exhibition opening and talk
with a show of original art from Diario de Oaxaca
MOCCA Museum of Comic and Cartoon art
594 Broadway, Suite 401
(btwn. Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10012
Sept 23rd, 4:30pm
George Mason University, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
Free to public
Fall for the Book series
MICA (Maryland Institute of Art )
6-8 Presentation/Booksigning Atomic Books
SPX talk/ signing 3-4
Baltimore Bookfestival (Radical Pavilion)
Sept 30th 6:30-8:30
Society of Illustrators NYC
Lecture presentation and signing
Komikazen Festival , Ravenna,Italy
With Dave McKean and others
Oct 29th 7 PM
University of Michigan
Oct 30 7PM
Toledo Ohio Museum
LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel( Keynote address)