ECCC 2018 Presents: Kracklefest 8 – A Night Of Nerd-Rock & Comedy

February 15, 2018 by  
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Emerald City Comic Con and nerd-rock artist Kirby Krackle are proud to present KRACKLEFEST 8 – A Night Of Nerd-Rock & Comedy taking place at Hard Rock Seattle on Friday, March 2nd only a few blocks from the con! Tickets available now at the link…

Now in its 8th year, KRACKLEFEST has served as the annual nerd-rock concert and showcase during ECCC since 2010 with this year’s bill featuring the talents of Lucia Fasano, nerdcore rapper Megaran, and of course nerd-rock pioneer Kirby Krackle to close out the night! KRACKLEFEST 8 this year also features the local stand-up comedy talents of Caitlin Duffy, Joe Kerley, and Scott Cavazos for this 21+ show.

Join us for this celebration of music and comedy with exclusive KRACKLEFEST 8 merch, themed specialty drinks, and get nerd-rocked while you’re at it!

Please visit to learn more and what nerd-rock is all about.

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Hard Rock Cafe Seattle
116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 204-2233

CA – 3rd Annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con

Dan Brereton, Sarah Leuver, Ben Ferrari, Matt Harding, and Robert Stewart appear at Flying Colors Comics on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM for 3rd Annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con! As part of the celebration of Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday KIRBY KRACKLE will perform!

  • Dan Brereton was an early customer at Flying Colors in 1988, while still in art school and illustrating his first comics series THE BLACK TERROR. Five Eisner nominations and three decades of comics art and stories later, Dan has worked for most major comics publishers, on characters ranging from Batman and the JLA to Red Sonja and Vampirella. He’s very proud of the fact his 1999 mini-series GIANTKILLER is set in the Diablo Valley, (home to a daikauju invasion ). His most personal and popular creations are the Nocturnals, the groundbreaking pulp noir monster adventure series. NOCTURNALS: THE SINISTER PATH is Dan’s most recently released graphic novel and will be available at FlyCo Mini Indie-Con.
  • Sarah is a Bay Area based freelance artist with a specialty in all-ages comics. She’ll be showing her “A.K.A.” comic that we’re pretty sure you’re going to love! To see more of her work, follow Sarah on Instagram at “comickergirl.”
  • Matt Harding is a Bay Area based comic book writer and artist. Among his credits include work for Stan Lee, Dynamite, 10 Speed press, ActionLab and more. He’s the creator of Pop Apocalypse and is one of the instigators and contributors to the upcoming Not Forgotten anthology, due out this month.  Also out this month and featuring work by Matt Harding is the Alexander Hamilton graphic biography from 10 Speed Press.
  • Ben Ferrari is the Publisher, Editor in Chief and an artist at Pilot Studios, a local small press comic book publisher! He works on books like Carriers, Son Chasers, Saturn & Orion, Longhunters, Kurt Belcher’s WORLD and many more! Not only will you find comics and graphic novels at his table, you’ll find metal prints, puzzles (yeah, puzzles!), buttons and coloring books! He makes a lot of stuff and wants to show it to you!
  • Robert Stewart of Afterburner Comics. If you’ve tried his series before, there will be new editions for you. And if you haven’t yet experienced Afterburner: Tales of the Wicked & the Cool, you’re in for a panel to panel feast!

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

OR – Kirby Krackle Concert

March 23, 2015 by  
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Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, will play at Portland Things From Another World on April 4th, 2015 with Portland’s own nerd-folk duo Going Viral opening for them. The cover is $7, and the show is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics, writing and recording music since the age of 13. Known for their high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship. The band is currently on tour to promote the release of their fifth full-length album Mutate, Baby! available on March 17th.

Their opening act–Going Viral–features lead vocalist Chris Waffle on bass and Marty McD on guitar. The duo combines their love of sci-fi, video games, pop-culture goodness, and other fan pursuits with a unique brand of acoustic rock/folk.

Come to the Portland TFAW store on April 4th at 7:00 p.m. and crank it all the way up to 11 with Kirby Krackle and Going Viral!

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Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
(503) 643-4222

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival (November 2014)

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Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
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It’s baaaaack! The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival returns for its lucky 7th year with a day chock full of activities celebrating comic book culture, including panel discussions, workshops, a vendor marketplace, Artist Alley, food trucks, kids’ crafts & face painting, live music, film screenings and more!

A free, one-day event, it celebrates the illustrated word and takes place annually on the first Saturday in November.

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Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
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Howard Chaykin, Russell Lissau, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, the Fillbach Brothers, Ben Saunders, Nick Mamatas, Chris Staros, Darren J. Gendron, Chales Brownstein, Brian & Kristy Miller, Kirby Krackle, Very Awesome Girls into Nerdy Activities, Hello, the Future!

OR – Kirby Krackle Performs

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Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, plays at the Portland Things From Another World on Monday July 15th with openers H2Awesome as part of their “Sounds Like You” 2013 West Coast Tour! Come to the Portland TFAW at 2916 NE Broadway: the cover is $7, doors open at 7:30, and the show is from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics and writing and recording music since the age of 13, and Jim Demonakos, founder of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon as well as The Comic Stop chain of retail stores. Known for high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship.

“One of the key advantages of moving the Portland TFAW to our new location is the increased space to do big, one-of-a-kind events,” said TFAW Vice President Andrew McIntire. “We’re excited to have Kirby Krackle and H2Awesome come and blow the doors off!”

This is the first West Coast tour for New York’s H2Awesome, which includes Charlie LaGreca (artist/illustrator for DC Comics, co-founder/director of Denver Comic-Con), Jeff LaGreca (writer/director of Bijou and the ‘Bots, Gargoyle Garden, and Elfland), Jon Price (writer/creator of Magus and 12 Gauge Comics), Matt van Metre, and Gregg Zehentner.

Water/sodas and light snacks provided. CDs for both bands will be available for purchase. Make sure to come to the Portland TFAW 7/15 for an evening of geeky fun!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Hero Initiative at C2E2 2010

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Hero Initiative at Chicago’s C2E2

Plans to party with Kirby Krackle and The Fuglees, tattoo a lucky fan and release new Witchblade fragrances!

All in the name of charity!

April 13, 2010: C2E2 – short for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – is the latest convention spanning the greatest in the worlds of comics and pop entertainment. Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization raising money for comic creators in hard times, will be joining in the fun April 16-18 at the Lakeside Center McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Action-packed weekend festivities include artists such as Adam Kubert sketching for fans, parties at nearby Reggie’s Rock Club, auctioning off a custom tattoo, and premiering new fragrances. And it all happens in the middle of the best gathering of popular culture in downtown Chicago!

The most generous and talented Adam Kubert will sketch four—only four!—drawings the whole weekend at C2E2, and will do these exclusively for Hero. Raffle tickets to purchase these coveted gems will be available at the booth Friday and Saturday morning for $1 each. Winning tickets will be picked at 2:30 pm on Saturday. Each sketch will be $250. All proceeds will go directly to Hero Initiative.

We’ll try just about anything to raise money, and so will Ink Fusion tattoo artist Brian Stringer! You can also purchase $5 raffle tickets to get a tat from Brian designed by Marvel Comics all-star artist Ron Garney! Tickets will be available all day Friday and until 12:45 on Saturday at both the Hero and Ink Fusion booths. Drawing takes place at the Hero booth Saturday at 1 PM. Ron will be signing at the Hero Initiative booth from 1-3 PM on Saturday, and will draw the winning ticket himself and create the winner’s design. The raffle winner will get his (or her) tattoo from Brian Stringer at 11 AM on Sunday. For full details, see:

Enjoy the con during the day, but make sure you spend your evenings at Reggie’s Rock Club, 2109 S. State St.! It’s only about four blocks from the convention center, but FREE shuttle buses decked out with demons and skulls will be running between the con and Reggie’s! Events include:

Saturday night, 7:00 PM, KIRBY KRACKLE and THE FUGLEES! Kirby Krackle features comic store owner and convention promoter Jim Demonakos, while the Fuglees are fronted by artist Andy Kuhn! $5 cover at the door for this event. The party continues following the show with live art, music played by various DJs and dancing SHOJO SHOWGIRLS. The parties don’t stop ’til 3 AM!

In addition all day Sunday at Reggie’s, the Custom PopCult Art Show features the work of SHAWNIMALS, JIM MAHFOOD, JOSH BLAYLOCK, STEVE SEELEY, JOEY POTTS, MIKE HUDDLESTON and a host of others, all doing their own custom versions of Drippy, the PopCult mascot. 25% of the money goes to Hero, and the rest to the hard-working artists. In Addition, everyone’s favorite parody news source, THE ONION will be on hand with their Pop Culture trivia, and harvesting photos of volunteers for use in their articles. Yes, YOU could be “Area Nerd” in a future The Onion piece.

Also at Reggie’s on Sunday form Noon to 2:00pm, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will hold a “Meet-‘n’-Sniff”! The scent-makers at BPAL will be debuting a NEW Witchblade scent at C2E2, and even if you can’t make the scene at the con, swing by to meet up with other Black Phoenix fans and sniff and trade scents!

Hero Initiative’s booth schedule at the con as follows:

FRI, 16 APR.

1230-230: Gordon Purcell

SAT, 17 APR:
100-300:Ron Garney
230-430: Adam Kubert, 4 head sketches only, $1 raffle, $250

SUN, 18 APR:
1030-1230: Chris Samnee
130-230: Jimmy Cheung
230-330: Bill Reinhold

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict 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 or call 626-676-6354.

Phoenix Comicon Hosts Kirby Krackle

March 29, 2010 by  
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Rocking with Jim & Kyle


Seattle Nerd Band to attend in May

Phoenix, Ariz. March 20, 2010—Kirby Krackle, a rock band with
pop-culture and geek flavor is set to appear and perform at Phoenix
Comicon. Their song titles include “Naked Wii,” “The Villain Song,”
and “Zombie Apocalypse.”

“I love music and I love being a geek, and when I can combine the two
I’m never happier,” said Joe Boudrie, programming director. “Plus,
Kirby Krackle is hilarious. They’re going to rock Phoenix Comicon.”

Kirby Krackle consists of Jim Demonakos and Kyle Stevens, who write
their songs about topics ranging from comic books, video games,
zombies, girls and much more.

“We have some great bands lining up to play at the Hyatt Regency, our
host hotel for our evening and nighttime programming,” said Matt
Solberg, Convention Director. “A lot of people don’t know how great
the music scene is going to be at Phoenix Comicon.”

Jim Demonakos is no stranger to the Comicon scene. Organizer of the
largest comic book & pop culture show in the Pacific Northwest,
Emerald City Comic Con, he also co-owns the largest chain of comic
book stores in the state of Washington, the Comic Stop. Stevens, a
professional songwriter and producer, has been writing and recording
since he was 15. His current solo debut, “Songs from the Orange Room”
is now available on iTunes.

Additional bands performing at the Phoenix Comicon include Calabrese,
an international horror rock band; Bad Cactus Brass Band, a New
Orleans Second Live Street band; Kitsune Robot, an anime song cover
band; and Spawn Atomic, a horror band with zombie and werewolf infused

More info can be found at Phoenix Comicon’s website,

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest,
presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top
segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming
industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to
draw over 10,000 attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at
the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix.