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

IL – Red Sonja Signing

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Artist Luccio Parillo signs at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday July 31st from noon till 2:00 pm!

Press Release:

Dynamite illustrator Luccio Parillo is coming to Chicago thanks to the International School of Comics located right here in Chicago!

A top notch illustrator, Lucio has worked on Death’s Head, Vampirella, Tarzan, Red Sonja, Grimm, Warlord of Mars and more!

Also known for his stunning illustrations on the popular MAGIC the GATHERING cards, as well as illustrations for Dungeons & Dragons!

Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-629-1810

TX – The Goblin Corps Signing

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Acclaimed game designer and novelist Ari Marmell will be signing copies of his new book, The Goblin Corps and the The Neverwinter Campaign Setting on Wednesday August 17, 2011 .

Ari has written supplements and rules for D&D 3.5 and D&D 4.0, (including Tomb of Horrors and Eberron Player’s Guide & Eberron Campaign Guide) and has written novels for Magic: the Gathering (Agents of Artifice) and several other game-universe tie-in novels.

Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy
6111 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

Inaugural DC Comic-Con on May 2nd

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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!

Guests
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.

Directions
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.

Wizard World Tour Adds Trading Card Game Tournaments

February 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Canada, Comic Books, Convention News, Gaming

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WIZARD WORLD’S NORTH AMERICAN COMIC CON TOUR ADDS SANCTIONED TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) TOURNAMENTS

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Yu-Gi-Oh!

World of Warcraft TCG

New York, NY (February 4, 2010) – Sanctioned Trading Card Gaming tournaments will be held as part of the Wizard World 2010 Comic Con tour. Competitive TCG tournaments will premiere at Toronto Comic Con.

“Gaming fans have a rich history of attending our Comic Con events and we are proud to add sanctioned, full-fledged gaming areas at all our events,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard Entertainment CEO. “The ability to compete for national rankings, win incredible prizes, and meet up with their fellow game players and friends adds a whole new element to our live events tour.”

As a special bonus, game players will only need to pay for the tournaments they enter. This is a huge savings for all players! Registration for all tournaments will take place both online and on-site. Limited seating may be available for all events, so players are encouraged to register early. Discounted convention admission tickets are available for all registered participants.

Tournaments will take place all weekend long and will include Player vs Player league play for casual players as well as various formats for competitive play. Many different games will be represented! check the website for a complete listing of events and times. Players can register now for Toronto TCG tournaments.

REGISTER NOW FOR TORONTO TOURNAMENTS

For a complete up-to-date schedule of tournaments, rules, registration and prizes go to www.wizardworld.com/gaming-toronto.html. Schedules and registration for TCG tournaments for the entire Wizard World Comic Con tour will be announced soon. Check www.wizardworld.com for updates.

About Gareb Shamus:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:

March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre

April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center

June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center

August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center

October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94

October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center

November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center

Atlanta Comic Con, TBD

Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD

New England Comic Con, TBD