MA – Tim Sale Signing

Artist Tim Sale appears at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, September 9th from noon till 5:00 PM!

Press Release:

That’s Entertainment of Worcester, MA continues to celebrate its 25th year of business on Park Avenue in a BIG way! Highly revered Batman artist Tim Sale will be appearing at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, September 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an in-store signing. Also, all back-issue, trade paperback, and hardcover comic books will be 25% off all day long, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All “display” comic books retailing between $19.95 and $100 and under will also be 25% off.

Mr. Sale will be offering up to five signatures per person, free of charge. Fans are encouraged to bring comic books featuring Sale’s artwork and related memorabilia to be signed. He will also be drawing free mini head sketches, one per person, upon request. Sale will be offering to draw more elaborate sketches for $50 each. Depending on the volume of requests, some attendees may be asked to pick up their paid sketches at a later time. This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.

Tim Sale is the artist on the Eisner Award winning BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN and SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, for which he won an Eisner for Artist of the Year. Along with writer Jeph Loeb, Sale also created DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, HULK: GRAY and CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE for Marvel Comics. In 2018 he and writer Richard Starkings will debut the noir series, THE BROKEN MAN. Sale lives in Seattle with the beautiful and talented Susan Bailey, their two dogs and Bat-cat.

Manager Pete Beaudoin says, “I grew up a Marvel zombie, but Tim’s Batman and Superman books were so gorgeous I had to read them. This opened up the world of DC Comics to me.”

Supervisor Chad Julian states, “The Long Halloween by Tim Sale is my all-time favorite comic book.”

Located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, That’s Entertainment is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s “geek.” Check out their wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, roleplaying games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and so much more!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

IL – An Evening with George Takei

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Join George Takei at the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 PM where he will be interviewed on stage and share behind-the-scenes stories from portraying Star Trek’s original “Mr. Sulu” as well as discuss his career in film, television, and theatre. The evening will also include a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and an audience-led Q&A. Tickets available at the link…

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Currently, Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei’s Take, and is the subject of To Be Takei (2014), a documentary on his life and career. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad bring viewers into their personal life in the “heightened reality”webseries, It Takeis Two.

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The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 462-6300

MA – An Evening with George Takei

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Press Release:

George Takei will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on Friday, February 3, 2017 to share fascinating and humorous behind-the-scenes stories from portraying the original “Mr. Sulu” in the Star Trek television series and movies. The evening will also include a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and an audience-led Q&A. Tickets available at the link…

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Currently, Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei’s Take, and is the subject of To Be Takei (2014), a documentary on his life and career. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad bring viewers into their personal life in the “heightened reality”-webseries, It Takeis Two.

Wang Theatre
270 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 482-9393

CA – Dream Jumper Signing

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Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom sign Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Some readers were lucky enough to get a taste of Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape, the new kids’ graphic adventure written by actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias, Felicity, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Beyond) and drawn by artist Lucas Turnbloom, during May’s Free Comic Book Day. The story follows Ben, a young boy who discovers that he has the power to jump in and out of his friends’ dreams and nightmares and help them battle their worst fears.  Join us to learn more about the inspiration for the series, why the creators chose to work in comics form, and what might lie in the Dreamworld.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, June 28, starting at 10 AM!

If you are purchasing your copy online and attending the signing, please be sure to note your intent in the comments section at check-out.

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Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

Steel City Con Returns on Dec. 4-6

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Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center on December 4-6, 2015 with guests including Sean Astin, Tommy Flanagan, Jason Mewes, Ric Flair, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, Adrian Paul, Corbin Bernsen, William Katt, Walter Koenig, Amy Allen, Nalini Krishan, Naomi Grossman, Larry Thomas, Ken Kelly, Ani-Mia, and many more!

The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center.  It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables,  artist alley, and celebrity guests.  At the Steel City Con you can meet TV and film celebrities along with experience celebrity Q&As, panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. You can also take part in the Steel City Con’s cosplay, trivia contest and costume contests!

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Buy Tickets: www.steelcitycon.com/buy-tickets
Show Info: www.steelcitycon.com

CA – Lantern City Signing

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Bruce Boxleitner, Trevor Crafts, Matthew Daley, and Mairghread Scott appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign LANTERN CITY from Boom! Studios!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

Arrow’s Manu Bennett Added for Hartford Comic Con 2014

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UPDATE: Unfortunately Manu Bennett has had to cancel his appearance

Press Release:

Hartford Comic Con is proud to announce the addition of Manu Bennett from Arrow (Slade Wilson/Deathstroke), Spartacus (Crixus), and The Hobbit (Azog). He joins an already A-list line up of celebrity guests to join our show including cast mate Katrina Law (“Mira” from Spartacus), Chandler Riggs (“Carl Grimes” from The Walking Dead), Giancarlo Esposito (“Gus” from Breaking Bad), and more!

Please join us at the fastest growing comic con in New England! With appearance by over 150 of the industry’s top artists including special guests Ed McGuinness (Amazing X-Men, Nova), Tim Sale (Captain America, Batman), Jim Cheung (Infinity, Young Avengers), Dave Johnson (Deadpool, 100 Bullets), and so many more.

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Hartford Comic Con will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. For more information, tickets, registration, and the complete list of guests please check out the website: www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow them on Twitter (@ HartfordCon) and Facebook!

Charlotte MiniCon 2014 Con Report!

On Saturday January 25, 2014 the Charlotte MiniCon returned to the Grady Cole Center. With over 2,500 guests in attendance, comic book lovers of all ages came out to enjoy the day. Admission to MiniCon was free as always, though a donation of a non-perishable food item (even pet food) was encouraged. Five tons of food, in fact, was collected for the Second Harvest Food Bank, a local non-profit organization.

The MiniCon was founded by Shelton Drum in January of 1977. In 1980, Drum would go on to found Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find and the annual Heroes Convention, which is also held in Charlotte. Said Drum, “We did the MiniCon for a while and then focus shifted to Heroes. But we brought it back in 2007 and it has been growing bigger ever since.”

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The convention focuses primarily on comic books, highlighting the writers and artists that bring them to life. One such writer, David Pinckney, traveled all the way from Atlanta, Georgia to attend the single-day MiniCon. “I actually found out about it on Convention Scene’s website!” said Pinckney. He was there promoting his comic book, No West to Cross, which is the story of a female gunslinger, “…the first cowgirl in the wild west.” Interestingly enough, though published a year ago, Pinckney has never met any of the artists associated with his work. “I utilized websites like Pencil Jack and Digital Webbing to find artists to work with. “I have team members located in Nebraska, Florida; it’s pretty cool.”

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Artist John Hairston, Jr. works on a portrait at MiniCon.

 

Someone else who drew a sizable crowd was gallery artist, John Hairston, Jr. from All City Studios. “This is my favorite environment,” said Hairston. “I’m among my people, if you know what I mean?” Hairston has been working conventions for 12 years. Painting free-hand on canvas at the MiniCon, he claimed he always knew he wanted to illustrate comic books, yet his work crosses the line into fine art. “I get a lot of commissions from a Con like this.” I, for one, could have stood and watched him paint all day!

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Amberle Linnea and Kristin Jann Fischer.

 

 

It’s no secret that the cosplay scene in Charlotte is very impressive. Characters of every kind lined the stage at the Grady Cole Center to register for the costume contest, while Charlotte cosplay legend DJ Spider played that funky music. Fan favorites included Kristin Jann Fischer, who looked positively painted into her Black Widow costume, even going so far as to adopt a spot-on Russian accent as she chatted up the other guests as Natalia Romanoff. Amberle Linnea wowed the room with her homemade rendition of Hunger Games character Effie Trinket. Painstakingly piecing together over 1,000 tiny butterflies–including those on her eyelashes and body–Linnea laughed, “You should have seen me trying to ride in the car on the way over here. This dress doesn’t bend!” That’s dedication.

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All in all, it was a fun day. The Grady Cole Center had plenty of upper deck seating for those needing to take a break. They also had a concessions booth set up in the lobby. Charlotte MiniCon was a shopper’s paradise. We know of various sports’ seasons, wedding season, award season and so forth. For me, the annual Charlotte MiniCon each January is a fantastic way to kick off my “convention season” of the new year. Up next for Shelton Drum and his crew will be their annual 3-day Heroes Convention June 20-22, 2014.

Photos courtesy Garrett Marks

CA – Big Ass Spider Signing

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Director Mike Mendez and star Greg Grunberg appear at Dark Delicacies to sign Big Ass Spider on Saturday January 11th at 2:00 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

TX – Sulu Signs

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Oh My!! Actor George Takei, best known as Sulu from the original Star Trek series, appears at Madness Games and Comics for a signing on Friday January 3, 2014 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm! Presented by Dallas Comic & Pop Expo

Madness Games & Comics
3000 Custer Road Suite #310, Plano, TX 75075
(972) 943-8135

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