UK – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Signing

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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December at 6:00pm.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.

With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. In 2014 the same partnership managed to find a way to make their brand of pop-comics sell, with the critical and commercial smash, The Wicked + The Divine. He’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and many more. His acclaimed work on Marvel’s Darth Vader introduced the character of Doctor Aphra.

Kev Walker began his career on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics as well as a number of DC and Marvel titles. He is also noted for his illustrations for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

NYC – Greg Hildebrandt Signing

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Metropolis Gallery will be hosting a very special event for fans of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Comic Book art as world-renowned artist Greg Hildebrandt will be making a personal appearance at our Midtown Manhattan gallery, where he will be painting, chatting, signing comics, books, art, and more for his loyal fans. The lucky few who acquire our VIP package will have an opportunity to speak with Greg, and watch him work on a painting to be published, from 11am-12pm, an hour before general admission ticket holders will be admitted, at which time he will continue to paint, answer questions, and sign comics.

Greg Hildebrandt first achieved international acclaim along with his twin brother Tim when they published their series of Lord of the Rings calendars in the late 1970s. The duo went on to create a vast variety of paintings and illustrations for a veritable who’s who of pop cultural legends: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Magic the Gathering, and even the rock band Black Sabbath have commissioned works by the Brothers Hildebrandt, over seventy pieces from their body of work are currently on display for sale at Metropolis Gallery.

For fans looking to get their comic books signed and CGC Signature Series graded, VIP pass holders will be admitted early, from 11am-12pm, and general admission pass holders from 1-2pm. Greg will be on the premises painting and greeting his fans until 5pm.

The event will be taking place on Saturday, November 19th from 12-5 pm at Metropolis Gallery, located at 36 w. 37th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

We look forward to seeing you all as we welcome one of the true living legends of the Comic Book and Fantasy Art world to our gallery.

Tickets available at the link…

VIP Ticket: $25 11-12pm Early Admission
*Intimate Meeting with Greg Hildebrandt from 11am-12pm
*Comic Books Signed, Witnessed and Readied for CGC Submission
*Hildebrandt Show and Metropolis Permanent Art Gallery Access
*Painting Demonstration

General Admission Ticket: $10 12-5pm, Signing from 1pm-2pm
*Comic Books Signed, Witnessed and Readied for CGC Submission
*Hildebrandt Show and Metropolis Permanent Art Gallery Access
*Painting Demonstration

The gallery is open to the public Tuesday -Friday from 11am-5pm and the exhibit will run through December 30th.

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Metropolis Gallery
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
(212) 260-4147

Hasbro Announces HasCon 2017

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Press Release:

HASBRO announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

NY – Alan Pollack Signing

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Join illustrator Allan Pollack at Comics for Collectors for a special appearance on Saturday October 1st from Noon to 4:00 PM. He will have Magic the Gathering cards to sign and sell as well as original art lithographics and oil paintings for sale. Come meet this extraordinary talent.

Award-winning illustrator Alan Pollack perfected his figurative and conceptual skills at The School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design and The New York Academy of Figurative Arts in Manhattan. For over 20 years he has been captivating science fiction, fantasy and horror audiences with his creative, imaginative art. His clients include advertising agencies, leading entertainment, book and game publishers as well as private collectors. His art has also appeared on the cover of Spectrum Fantastic Art, an illustration annual focusing on the year’s best science fiction, fantasy and imaginative art

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Comics for Collectors
207 N Aurora St, Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 272-3007

IL – Beasts of Burden Signing

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Artist Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, The Sandman) returns to Challengers Comics for a release day signing for the brand new BEASTS OF BURDEN one-shot “WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN” on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

New England Super Megafest Comic Con Announces Panel & Photo Op Schedule

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New England Super Megafest Comic Con has announced their panel and photo op schedule for this weekend’s show on November 21-22, 2015 at the Sheraton in Framingham, MA.

***FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th***

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Optional Early Advance Ticket Holder Attendee Check-In ONLY.

8:00 PM – 11:30 PM – COSPLAY COMEDY KICKOFF PARTY (separate admission)

 

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Advance Ticket Holder Early Entry.

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – HIGH ADVENTURE BAND PERFORMANCE

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – RICKY WHITTLE

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – MICHAEL BIEHN

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – NINJA TURTLES – MICHELAN SISTI and LEIF TILDEN with JUDITH HOAG

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON MEET & GREET (CANCELLED)

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM – Star Wars Trivia Contest

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Costume Contest

8:00 PM – Midnight – Saturday COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST Concert – included with admission!

9:00 PM – MIDNIGHT – Saturday Night CosCLUB Party – included with admission!

 

***SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd***

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Advance Ticket Holder Early Entry.

12:00 – 12:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – NICHELLE NICHOLS

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – KEVIN MCNALLY

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – TATUM O’NEAL

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – CAROLL SPINNEY

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates

 

RKO ARMY SHADOWCAST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – Firefly: Out of Gas Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission!

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM – Firefly: Jaynestown Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM – Buffy: Once More With Feeling Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

5:00 PM – 6:45 PM – REPO! The Genetic Opera Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

 

PROFESSIONAL PANEL SCHEDULE

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

12:00 PM- 12:45 PM – WORLD BUILDING – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – SUPER-STORY TELLING THROUGH VIOLENCE – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – THE ART OF GENRE WRITING – Hosted by Stacey Longo and Matt Herring

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – COMBAT: TAKING ON THE MOUNTAIN – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – GETTING PUBLISHED 101 – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

 

***SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd***

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – GETTING PUBLISHED 101 – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

12:00  PM – 12:45 PM – DR WHO 101 – Hosted by Matt Herring

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – INFO-TAINMENT – BALANCING HISTORY AND ENTERTAINMENT IN FIGHT SCENES – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – THE ART OF GENRE WRITING – Hosted by Stacey Longo and Matt Herring

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates

 

PROFESSIONAL PHOTO OP SCHEDULE

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE PHOTO-OP SESSION START TIME.

NOTE: Professional Photo ops are purchased directly with photography company at convention.

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

11:15 – Bobby Hart
11:30 – Bob Morley (CANCELLED)
11:45 – Caroll Spinney
12:00 – John Schneider/Catherine Bach (Singles/Doubles)
12:30 – Michael Biehn
12:45 – Kevin McNally
1:00 – Judith Hoag
1:15 – Michelan Sisti/Leif Tilden (Singles/Doubles)
1:30 – Dennis Rodman
1:50 – Trish Stratus/Lita-Amy Dumas (Singles/Doubles)
2:00 – Richard Dean Anderson (CANCELLED)
2:50 – Ricky Whittle
3:00 – John Schneider/Catherine Bach with General Lee Car(Singles/Doubles) – note: line up at car
3:25 – TBA
3:45 – Nichelle Nichols
4:05 – Addy Miller
4:20 – Michael Winslow
4:30 – Peter Tork
4:45 – Kristanna Loken

 

***SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd***

11:00 – Bob Morley (CANCELLED)
11:10 – Caroll Spinney
11:20 – Bobby Hart
11:30 – Michael Winslow
11:40 – Tom Wopat/John Schneider/Catherine Bach (Singles/Doubles/Triples)
12:00 – Addy Miller
12:15 – Judith Hoag
12:30 – Michelan Sisti/Leif Tilden (Singles/Doubles)
12:45 – Michael Biehn
1:00 – Tom Wopat/John Schneider/Catherine Bach with General Lee (Singles/Doubles/Triples) – note: line up at car
1:35 – Nichelle Nichols
1:55 – Kristanna Loken
2:05 – Ricky Whittle
2:15 – Kevin McNally
2:30 – Peter Tork
2:45 – Richard Dean Anderson (CANCELLED)

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE PHOTO-OP SESSION START TIME.

For information and tickets please visit the website: www.supermegafest.com

CA – Realms Art Exhibition

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Author and artist Tony DiTerlizzi visits us from his hometown in Massachusetts for a rare one-day book signing event to launch the first ever collection of his roleplaying game art on Saturday June 20, 2015 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM. Don’t miss your chance to meet the Caldecott winner and co-creator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

OPENING RECEPTION / SIGNING
-Original works of art will be on display: illustrations from Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons as well as new never before seen artwork.
-New D & D print to debut on opening night.
-We will have a very limited supply of Realms limited edition books and ample amount of the regular editions.
-Free refreshments served.
-Come meet Tony and get your book signed.

ABOUT REALMS
REALMS: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME ART OF TONY DITERLIZZI is the first comprehensive collection of D & D game art by the award-winning New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. REALMS will be filled with hundreds of illustrations reproduced from the original art, unpublished sketches, and photographs from DiTerlizzi’s archives. In addition, DiTerlizzi will be creating a number of new paintings exclusively for this edition.

ABOUT TONY DITERLIZZI
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Ted and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

UK – Gnash Comics Signing

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Meet artists Jock and Dom Reardon Saturday 13 December 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Gnash Comics, hear them talk about their work from 3:30pm, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be an exhibition of their original comic art!

Mark your calendars, comic collectors and art aficionados; two of the most celebrated British illustrators in the business will be making a personal appearance at GNASH Comics and Graphic Novels on Saturday December 13th.

Dom Reardon is a household name for British industry devotees thanks to a lengthy and renowned run with 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Few things inspire more fear than the rule of Tharg, but Reardon has been responsible for countless sleepless nights for comic book consumers; in addition to a number of renowned Terror Tales, Reardon pencilled and inked the spine-chilling Caballistics, Inc. for over half a decade. Most recently Reardon has worked alongside fellow Brit Rob Williams in The Ten-Seconders and The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael, in addition to providing illustrations for the feature-length graphic adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Raven’s Gate.

Jock, meanwhile, has worked within the mythical metropolises of Mega City One, Gotham and Hollywood since making his breakthrough at the turn of the millennium. In addition to eminent work on classic 2000 AD strips, Jock’s distinctive drawings have graced countless covers and interiors for industry titans DC, Vertigo and Marvel – Hellblazer, The Losers, Batman, Swamp Thing, Wolverine and Daredevil are just a handful of the marquee characters pencilled by the illustrious illustrator. Currently scaring up a storm alongside celebrated Bat-scribe Scott Snyder with the spellbinding Wytches for Image Comics, an audience with Jock is not to be missed.

In addition to hosting an open Q&A for the fortunate attendees of the appearance alongside Reardon, Jock will also be signing copies of Dredd: The Illustrated Script and Visuals. A gorgeous tome that peeks behind the scenes of 2012’s fantastic cinematic chronicle of everyone’s favourite funnybook fascist, for which the Scottish sketcher provided the concept art, the book also provides a unique comic strip adaptation of Alex Garland’s screenplay.

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Gnash Comics
9A West Street, TQ13 7DT Ashburton, Devon UK

NC – Serenity Signing

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Artist Dan Dos Santos appears at Acme Comics on Wednesday April 16th for a signing from 5:00-7:00 pm! Dan is the award winning cover artist on the standard edition Serenity Leaves on the Wind cover, the current Tomb Raider series, Fables #136, and even some Magic the Gathering cards!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

MA – Waking Art Exhibition

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Artist Rebecca Guay appears at the R. Michelson Gallery on Saturday, September 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to celebrate the opening of her latest art exhibition “Waking.”

About the artist:

Rebecca Guay graduated from Pratt institute in 1992 has been painting professionally since she left school. She began her career as an illustrator and is highly recognized within the field. Her images have been shown and acquired by countless private collectors and several museums including the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the American Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.

In her personal watercolors and oils; her self determined narratives, she delves deep into archetypes of masculine and feminine and deals with complex ideas of sexuality and sensuality. Her philosophy of image making is driven by the principles of creating a remarkable moment, thereby making a deep emotional connection with the viewer. Rebecca’s recent work creates an environment of lush surfaces, forms and gesture that live in a reality entirely of her own creation.

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

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