DE – Where We Live Signing

Press Release:

Contributors to WHERE WE LIVE: BENEFIT FOR LAS VEGAS SURVIVORS are coming to The Comic Book Shop for a signing on Saturday, June 2nd  from noon till 3:00 PM!

Please join us in supporting this meaningful collection of perspectives, experiences, and cathartic stories.

Guests Include:

Greg Pak
Erica Schultz
Liana Kangas
Justin Jordan
Matthew Dow Smith
Monica Gallagher 

The WHERE WE LIVE anthology is a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star lineup of the top talent working in comics today, on Image Comics.

All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families.

The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere, and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community.

WHERE WE LIVE also features stories from local writers and artists as they relate their personal experiences and reactions to this tragedy. One hundred percent of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to an existing GoFundMe campaign for the survivors in Las Vegas.

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When a gunman fired on Las Vegas’s Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1, 2017, 58 people lost their lives and more than 800 were injured by gunfire. It was the worst mass-shooting in United States history, and follows a decade where the issue of gun violence has become more and more prevalent for those living throughout the 50 states.

In response, writer and artist J.H. Williams III, himself a Las Vegas resident and known for his work on Batwoman and Promethea, decided to curate a benefit anthology comic for those who were affected by the shooting. This year that project sees publication in the form of Where We Live, which is scheduled for release on May 30 through Image Comics.

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

Wicomicon 2018 Announces Guests

Press Release:

WICOMICON 2018, a one-day pop-up arts and comics convention is coming to Baltimore this Saturday, April 28. This brand new festival, housed at the historic building at 1100 Wicomico Street, will feature an all-star roster of guests from the worlds of television, comic books, and entertainment!

Just days after the announcement of WICOMICON 2018, Black Heroes Matter, The Nerds of Color, Carbon-Fibre Media, New Release Wednesday, theblerdgurl, and the Be A Boss App are pleased to announce the following guests:

CHEO HODARI COKER, creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Luke Cage; APRIL REIGN, creator of #OscarsSoWhite and founder of AKUAREL; GREG PAK, writer of Mech Cadet Yu (BOOM!) and Totally Awesome Hulk (Marvel); LEAH WILLIAMS, author of The Alchemy of Being Fourteen and writer of X-Men: Gold (Marvel); BRYAN TILLMAN, artist of Creative Character Design; JADE TAILOR, RIZWAN MANJI, SERGIO OSUNA, and HANNAH LEVIEN from SYFY’s THE MAGICIANS; and TAMSEN MCDONOUGH and SEAN BAEK from SYFY’s KILLJOYS.

Come meet your favorite celebrity guests for signings, panels, and photo opportunities on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 10:00 am. Visit WICOMICON’s exhibit hall to peruse artwork and merchandise from over 50 vendors; experience cosplay contests, tabletop gaming, music performances, kid’s entertainment, prizes, and more! See the constantly updated list of exhibitors online at hardnocmedia.com/exhibitors.

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HeroesCon 2018 Adds More Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Steve Epting, Matt Fraction, Geof Isherwood, Georges Jeanty, Ariela Kristantina, Paul Maybury, Ramon Villalobos, David Antoine Williams, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

NATALIE ANDREWSON | Mamuna, Meanwhile
PAT BRODERICK | Green Lantern, Micronauts, Nibiru and the Legend of the Anunnaki
BUZZ | JSA, Vampirella, Atomika
JACOB CHABOT Spongebob Comics, Plants Vs. Zombies, The Mighty Skullboy Army
KELLY DALE Jeremy Dale Skyward Omnibus
STEVE EPTING | Velvet, Captain America, Avengers
MATT FRACTION | Sex Criminals, Casanova, ODY-C, Hawkeye
MICHAEL GARLAND | New Mutants, Black Monday Murders, Leviathan
STEPHEN GREEN BPRD, The Legacy of Luther Strode, Dark Horse Presents
LAURA LEE GULLEDGE Page by Paige, Will & Whit, Sketchbook Dares
SCOTT HEPBURN Spider-Man/Deadpool, Orchid, Star Wars
GEOF ISHERWOOD Conan, Dr. Strange, Suicide Squad, Namor
GEORGES JEANTY | The American Way, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, 24 Legacy
ARIELA KRISTANTINA | Insexts, Mata Hari
MIKE LILLY | The Tick, Grimm Fairy Tales, Nightwing, Vampirella
PAUL MAYBURY | Hunters, Cave Carson, Bloodstrike
PAT QUINN | The Phantom, GI Joe: Declassified, Necrotic
SCOTT ROSEMA | Space Ghost, Batman Animated, X-Men Adventures
K LYNN SMITH | Plume
RAMON VILLALOBOS Nighthawk, E Is For Extinction
DAVID ANTOINE WILLIAMS X-Men: First Class, GI Joe, Incredible Hercules, Hulk & Power Pack

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

NYC – Comic Book History of Comics Signing

Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ryan Dunlavey appear at Carmine Street Comics on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM to sign The Comic Book History of Comics!

Fred Van Lente is the co-founder, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, of Evil Twin Comics, which produces his and Dunlavey’s non-fiction comic books, the first and most famous of which is Action Philosophers. Fred has worked on such books as Incredible Hercules with Greg Pak, Marvel Zombies, Power Man and Iron Fist, and wrote the play King Kirby.

Ryan is the artist of Action Philosophers, Action Presidents, The Comic Book History of Comics, Dirt Candy, Polidiocy, MODOK, G.I.Joe and lots more.

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Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
(646) 656-1022

NYC – Weapon H #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of the brand new Marvel series Weapon H #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Weapon H #1 is mandatory, you may get up to 3 items signed. See you there!

Weapon H #1:

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H! It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith tell the tale in Weapon H #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

SF – Mech Cadet Yu Signing

Writer Greg Pak (PLANET HULK, WEAPON X) will be at Comix Experience on Sunday, February 11th, at 11:00 AM to sign his new all-ages comic MECH CADET YU! Perfect for fans of Pacific Rim and The Iron Giant, Mech Cadet Yu is filled with action, adventure, and heart, and we can’t wait to talk to Greg all about it at our Graphic Novel of the Month Kids’ Club meeting!

About MECH CADET YU: Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

NYC – Comic Book Club w/ Action Presidents

Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ryan Dunlavey (Comic Book History of Comics, Action Philosophers) appear on the Comic Book Club for a live podcast on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

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The PIT Loft
154 W 29th St, Fl 2nd, New York, New York 10001
(212) 244-1722

NYC – John Wick #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu, Code Monkey Save World) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday December 1st at 6:00 PM to sign John Wick #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of John Wick #1 is mandatory; you may get up to 3 items signed. Choose wisely!

John Wick #1:

When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guide their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga? Here for the first time, read the thrilling origin story of John Wick, from ‘Planet Hulk’ writer Greg Pak and ‘Dark Horse Presents’ artist Giovanni Valletta.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NY – Weapon X #7 Signing

Writer Fred van Lente appears at Golden Memories Comics & Toys on Saturday, September 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to sign WEAPON X.

Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film. His many other titles include Weird Detective, The Comic Book History of Comics, The Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak), Taskmaster, Marvel Zombies, and The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Golden Memories Comics & Toys
235 Middle Country Road, Selden, NY 11784
(631) 696-6991

3rd Annual Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

Press Release:

THE MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 10am till 4:30pm. Once again, the event will be held at the Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill, MA) and is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by River City Writers, Andover Bookstore, Haverhill House Publishing, and–of course–Haverhill Public Library.

So…who’s going to be there? We’re expanding a bit this year, adding a number of writers primarily known for their mystery and thriller novels, and our total number of attending authors and artists has passed FIFTY. Among them, we’re thrilled to welcome back Joe Hill. Joe’s new book, Strange Weather, debuts around the country on October 24th…but we’ve made special arrangements with Joe’s publisher and our friends at Andover Bookstore to have Strange Weather make its official debut three days early, at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival. Joe will be on hand to sign them, of course.

But I know you want the full list of attendees, so here you go:

  • Joe Hill
  • Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Sarah Smith
  • Gregory Bastianelli
  • Matt Bechtel
  • Stephen Bissette
  • Daniel Braum
  • Lisa Bunker
  • Dana Cameron
  • Glenn Chadbourne
  • Jason Ciaramella
  • Joseph Citro
  • Tom Deady
  • Kristin Dearborn
  • Rachel Autumn Deering
  • Barry Lee Dejasu
  • Amber Fallon
  • Fiona’s Fright Shoppe
  • Dan Foley
  • Craig Shaw Gardner
  • Christopher Golden
  • Scott Goudsward
  • Catherine Grant
  • Kat Howard
  • Christopher Irvin
  • Nicholas Kaufmann
  • Brian Keene
  • Toni L.P. Kelner
  • John Langan
  • Fred Van Lente
  • Bracken MacLeod
  • John M. McIlveen
  • Hillary Monahan
  • James A. Moore
  • Holly Newstein
  • Errick Nunnally
  • Jason Parent
  • Philip Perron
  • Leigh Perry
  • David Price
  • Mary SanGiovanni
  • Cat Scully
  • Rob Smales
  • Thomas Sniegoski
  • Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Paul Tremblay
  • Tony Tremblay
  • John Urbancik
  • Kenneth Vaughn
  • Trisha Wooldridge
  • Douglas Wynne
  • Rio Youers

Extra fun for Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival.
The brilliant novelist Sarah Smith will be conducting her own version of “Antiques Roadshow” at the event. Bring an antique item or two and for a minimum $1 donation to the library, she’ll evaluate and discuss the items with you. Thanks, Sarah!

And here’s the panel schedule for the day:

  • 10:30 — The Dark Border: Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Horror – Why it’s magic when they meet.
    —–Craig Shaw Gardner, Kat Howard, Hillary Monahan, James A. Moore, Cat Scully (M), Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • 11:30 — The New England Mystery Tradition — Spooky autumn helps horror, but how much are New England mystery authors inspired by the region and its atmosphere?
    —–Dana Cameron, Christopher Irvin (M), Leigh Perry, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Sarah Smith, Thomas E. Sniegoski
  • 12:30 – Horror in Comics — What makes the medium so well-suited for the weird and supernatural, and what do our panelists think is required reading from then and now?
    —–Stephen R. Bissette, Jason Ciaramella (M), Rachel Autumn Deering, Brian Keene, Errick Nunnally, Fred Van Lente
  • 1:30 — Joe Hill: A Season of Strange Weather – Interviewed by Christopher Golden
  • 2:30 – Far North Frights: Horror from above the 42nd parallel Why do so many scary writers love northern New England, from Acadia to the Northern Kingdom?
    —–Joseph A. Citro, Tom Deady, Kristin Dearborn, John M. McIlveen, Holly Newstein-Hautala, Douglas Wynne (M)
  • 3:30 – Our Haunted World: Why Do We Need and Read Horror in Scary Times?
    ——-Nicholas Kaufmann, John Langan, Bracken MacLeod, Mary Sangiovanni, Paul Tremblay, Rio Youers (M)

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North Haverhill Public Library Main
99 Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-8466

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