Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (May 2014)

Fifth Annual Lake Effect Comic Book Convention

Convention Name
Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Convention Website Address
http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/25/2014
About This Convention
The 2014 con is on! Comics and Friends is proud to host LE5, the Fifth Annual Lake Effect Comic Book Convention – be there – Sunday May 25th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM coinciding with the release of X-Men Days of Future Past. Check our website http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/ for updates on Guests and Dealers.

Like last year, we’ll be at the Atlas Cinema Great Lakes Stadium 16. 7860 Mentor Avenue Mentor, OH 44060
•Admisson and parking are free.
•Door Prizes
•Movie Screenings
•Costume Contest
•Heroclix Tournament
•Creator Discussion Panels

Venue Name and Address
Atlas Cinema Great Lakes Stadium 16
7860 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, Ohio 44060
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Dave Nestler, Rachel Latina, Chris Lambert, David Russell, Patti Ross, Mike Sangiacamo, Craig Tucker, Dan Gorman, Jeff Reid, Mike Gustovich, Gary Dumm, Sean Forney, Craig Boldman, Bob Ingersoll, Marc Sumerak, Wake Baskey

Fifth Annual Lake Effect Comic Book Convention

Akron Comicon (November 2013)

Akron Comicon

Convention Name
Akron Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.akroncomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2013
About This Convention
Akron Comicon is an event established to help promote newspaper comics and comic-books as an original American art form and viable entertainment medium by bringing creators, dealers, and fans together for a day of fun and interaction designed for the entire family.Akron Comicon is a one day event scheduled to take place at the University of Akron Quaker Station on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 from 10am to 6pm.

Presale tickets to the event are $8 and are available at www.akroncomicon.com until Wednesday, November 6th. All presale ticket holders will receive a free Akron Comicon exclusive poster available the day of the show. General admission tickets cost $10 at the door. Admission for Senior Citizens is $5. University Student tickets are $5 with a student I.D. All children age 10 and under are free.

Venue Name and Address
135 S. Broadway Street
Akron, Ohio 44325
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
77
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Dave Aikins, Mike W. Barr, Tom Batiuk, Adam Beechen, Craig Boldman, Tony Isabella, Dirk Manning, Al Plastino, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, Thom Zahler

Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (June 2012)

2012 Lake Effect Comic Book Convention - Presented by Comics and Friends

Convention Name
2012 Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.comicsandfriends.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/03/2012
About This Convention
Third Annual Lake Effect Comic Book Convention Sunday, June 3, 2012 Mentor Ohio10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Free Admission
Free Movie Screenings 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
HeroClix Tournament 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, pre-registration required
Costume Contest 3:00 PM ages 12 and under / 13 and over
Creator-run discussion panels throughout the day
Hourly Door Prizes – must be present to win

Guests:
Frank Cho – Marvel cover artist for Avengers Vs X-Men
Marc Sumerak – Marvel Writer
Bob Ingersol – DC Writer
Mike Gustovich – Marvel Artist
Steve Harmon – Creator of Goth Girls and Witches
Joe Corroney – IDW comics Star Trek
Chris Yambar– Bongo comics Bart Simpson
Craig Boldman – Archie comics Jughead
Gary Dumm –DC Comics American Splendor
Aubrey Tucker/Craig Tucker – Rabzilla.com
Chris Lambert/David Russell – Vampire Gazette

Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Stadium 16 –7860 Mentor Ave, Mentor OH 44060
Phone: 440-255-4242 Web: www.comicsandfriends.com
Email: joe@comicsandfriends.com

Sponsored by Comics and Friends, your favorite comic shop!

Venue Name and Address
Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Stadium 16
7860 Mentor Ave, Ohio Mentor
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Frank Cho, Marc Sumerak, Bob Ingersol, Mike Gustovich, Steve Harmon, Joe Corroney, Chris Yambar, Craig Boldman, Gary Dumm, Aubrey Tucker, Craig Tucker, Chris Lambert, David Russell

2012 Lake Effect Comic Book Convention - Presented by Comics and Friends

OH – 7th Annual Comics Symposium

Denny O’Neil, Marc Sumerak, and more speak at Lakeland Community College’s 7th Annual Comics Symposium on April 1-3, 2010.

Master of Ceremonies:

Dr. Peter M. Coogan is the director of the St. Louis-based Institute for Comics Studies. He is cofounder and co-chair of the Comic Arts Conference, held during the San Diego Comic-Con International and the San Francisco WonderCon.

Special Guests:

Brooke Keesling is an award-winning filmmaker, animator, educator, and overall lover of life. She has worked in visual effects for nearly a decade and is currently the Director of Development at New Deal Studios, a full-service visual effects commercial and film production studio, located in Los Angeles, CA, best known for their work on feature films such as The Dark Knight, The Aviator, Iron Man, I Am Legend, The Departed, Watchmen, Alice in Wonderland, and Shutter Island

Dennis O’Neil began as Stan Lee’s editorial assistant in the mid-1960s. He wrote comic stories for Batman starting in the 1970s, and was one of the guiding forces behind returning the Batman character to its dark roots from the campiness of the 60s. O’Neil has also written several novels, comics, short stories, reviews and teleplays, including the novelization of the movie Batman Begins.

Some of his best-known works include Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman with Neal Adams, The Shadow with Mike Kaluta, and The Question with Denys Cowan, all of which were hailed for their sophisticated stories that expanded the artistic potential of the mainstream portion of the medium. As an editor, he is principally known for editing the various Batman titles. Today, he sits on the board of directors of the charity, The Hero Initiative.

Cleveland-based writer Marc Sumerak has worked professionally in the comic book industry for over a decade. What started as an editorial internship during his Junior year at Bowling Green State University soon transformed into an Assistant Editor position at Marvel Comics in NYC. Four years and five hundred publications later, Sumerak left Marvel’s editorial staff to pursue a freelance writing career. As both an editor and a writer, Sumerak has helped chart the course for a number of today’s most popular characters, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, and many more.

Some of Sumerak’s recent writing work includes Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man, Hulk Team-Up, Weapon X: First Class, and a highly-publicized story starring Iron Man and fashion icon Tim Gunn. In 2005, Sumerak helmed the successful relaunch of Marvel’s Power Pack franchise. His work as co-writer on Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius earned him an Eisner Award nomination (2006) and two Harvey Award nominations (2006 & 2008). Sumerak has also written material for DC Comics, American Greetings, the Elks, SAMHSA, PBS Kids, Pepperidge Farm, Tyson Foods, Triple-A Baseball, SEGA, and the U.S. Army.

Discussion Session Facilitators:

Matthew J. Smith teaches courses in media studies at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, including “Graphic Storytelling: Comic Books as Culture,” “The Graphic Novels of Alan Moore,” and a week-long field study at Comic-Con International each summer (details of the latter may be found at www.powerofcomics.com/fieldstudy). In 2009, Wittenberg University’s Alumni Association recognized him with its Distinguished Teaching Award. Along with Randy Duncan, he is co-author of The Power of Comics: History, Form & Culture (Continuum, 2009), a textbook for college-level comics arts studies courses (www.powerofcomics.com). The two are also editing the forthcoming Comics Criticism: Methods and Applications. 

Mervi Miettinen is a Ph.D. student at the University of Tampere, Finland. Her dissertation focuses on superhero comics and their political and ideological dimensions, especially the status of the superhero as a liminal character existing both outside and inside the juridical order. Watchmen remains one of her all-time favorite comic books, and the movie isn’t that bad, either.

She is currently working on her dissertation as an ASLA/Fulbright Scholar at Bowling Green State University.

Mark Bernard is a Ph.D. Candidate in the American Culture Studies program at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is currently working on his dissertation, tentatively titled, “Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film.” His work has appeared in Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies, The Projector: Film and Media Journal, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. 

Charles Coletta earned both his BA and MA in Literature from John Carroll University and his doctorate in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University.  He has taught in the Department of Popular Culture at BGSU since 2000. In 2008 he co-chaired the “Comic Books in Popular Culture” conference at BGSU.  In 2006, he assisted Eva Marie Saint in her preparing for her role as “Ma Kent” in Superman Returns.  He most recently served as a contributing writer for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Comic Books & Graphic Novels.

OH – Superhero Saturday

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Marc Sumerak signs at Packrat Comics on Oct. 24th.

Packrat Comics, 3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

http://packratcomics.blogspot.com/

Kids Read Comics! Convention Friday and Saturday

June 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Michigan

Kids Read Comics! Convention

Kids Read Comics! Convention

The kids and teens-oriented Kids Read Comics! Convention taking place in Chelsea, Michigan, tomorrow and Saturday. Guests include:

# Mark Crilley, writer/artist of the Akiko books and comics
# Voice actors Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal
# Arvell Jones, artist of Iron Fist and All-Star Squadron
# Ruth Barshaw, writer/artist of the Ellie McDoodle books
# Marc Sumerak, writer of Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man
# Ryan Stegman, artist of The Incredible Hercules
# Chris Yambar, writer of Bongo Comics’ Bart Simpson Comics
# Jim Ottaviani, writer of GT Labs’ T-Minus
# Dan Mishkin, writer/co-creator of Blue Devil and Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
# Gary Cohn, writer/co-creator of Blue Devil and Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
# William Messner-Loebs, writer of The Flash, Thor, and Wonder Woman
# Michelangelo Cicerone, creator of Ozone Jones
# Corey Barba, creator of Yam
# Jason Howard, artist of The Astounding Wolfman
# Matt Feazell, creator of The Amazing Cynicalman
# Jane Irwin, writer/artist of the Vögelein graphic novel
# Paul Sizer, writer/artist of the Little White Mouse and Moped Army graphic novels
# Katie Cook, artist of Star Wars comics and sketch cards
# Fred Gallagher, writer/artist of the MegaTokyo webcomic
# Tara Tallan, writer/artist of the Galaxion webcomic
# Jwan Jordan, writer/artist of The Circular World
# Ray Friesen, writer/artist of Cupcakes of Doom
# Brian Germain, creator of Dark Elf Designs
# Erik Hodson, creator of Melby Comics
# Jim Mackey, writer for Disney Adventures Magazine
# Eric Wilmoth, artist for Archetypal Images
# Tony Miello, writer/artist of Gapo the Clown
# Michael Easton, artist and co-creator of Paradox City
# Scott McMahon, writer/artist of Sami
# Diana Harlan Stein, freelance illustrator
# Chris Houghton, writer/artist of Station 8
# Sara Turner, writer/artist of File 49 and The Boys of the Den
# Jerzy Drozd, writer/artist of The Front , and co-host of the Art & Story comics podcast
# Mark Rudolph, creator of CV Comics and co-host of the Art & Story comics podcast.
# Ryan Dow, writer/artist of Jack and Zack
# Mike Bocianowski, writer/artist of the Yets! comic
# Duane Abel, writer/artist of the Zed comic
# Paul Storrie, writer of Gotham Girls comic for DC Comics
# Layne and Peri Toth, twelve- and eight-year-old published artists from Sisters Comics
# Levi Krause, creator of Scribble Monster
# Alan Schell, cartoonist and freelance illustrator
# Shawn Amberger, illustrator and cartoonist
# Terry Huddleston, cartoonist and freelance illustrator
# Stephanie Mannheim, creator of Nate the Non-Conformist
# Lauren Houser, creator of The Innocent
# Erin Ebbitt, cartoonist

Dan Mishkin provided Newsarama with more details. Follow the link.

For more on the convention, visit: http://mlatcomics.com/krc/