Roy Thomas Guest of Honor for Connecticut ComiCONN 2015

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Press Release:

Connecticut ComiCONN is thrilled to announce that our 2015 “Guest of Honor” is the one and only, legendary comic creator – ROY THOMAS
Roy Thomas was the FIRST Editor-in-Chief at Marvel after Stan Lee stepped down from the position. Roy is a longtime comic book writer and editor. Thomas has written comics for Archie, Charlton, DC, Heroic Publishing, Marvel, and Topps over the years. Thomas currently edits the fanzine Alter Ego for Twomorrows Publishing. He was Editor for Marvel comics from 1972-1974. He wrote for several titles at Marvel, such as Avengers, Thor, Invaders, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and notably Conan the Barbarian.
It was also Roy Thomas who recognized the writings of one Dennis “Denny” O’ Neil (who would one day become Editor for DC/creator of Arkham Asylum/ Ra’s al Ghul/John Stewart) from a newspaper article Thomas had read. Roy reached out to O’ Neil and got him to pencil a script-test for The Fantastic Four. Shortly after Thomas showed the script to Stan Lee, who promptly hired O’Neil.
Roy helped create dozens of hugely popular characters including the following:
3-D Man, All Star Squadron, Banshee, Brother VooDoo, Conan, Doc Samson, Ghost Rider, Hyperion, Iron Fist, Living Monolith, Morbius, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Red Sonja, Spitfire, Sunfire, Tiger Shark, Ultron, Union Jack and The Vision are just a small sampling of the popular characters Roy added to both the DC and Marvel universes.
Fans who line up to see the latest Marvel Studios Avengers film, “The Age of Ultron” can thank Roy for creating two of the major characters in this big screen spectacular – the mysterious Vision and the diabolical Ultron!
So please join us as we welcome “Rascally” Roy Thomas as he makes a rare con appearance on Friday and Saturday only at our 6th annual Connecticut ComiCONN at the fabulous Mohegan Sun Convention Center on August 14 –16th, 2015 in Uncasville, CT.
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ON – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 Signing

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Writer Ryan North appears at The Silver Snail on Wednesday, January 7th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm to sign the first issue of Marvel’s new series Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!

The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
416-593-0889

CA – Stan Lee Launches The Zodiac Legacy

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Legendary comic creator Stan Lee appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, to discuss CONVERGENCE. In his first prose novel, factions, each comprised of people who harness animal power from the Chinese zodiac, fight to control the fate of the world.

(This is a wristbanded event. Please note that B&N will have pre-signed copies of CONVERGENCE for sale on the day of the event. Stan Lee will not be signing book on-site.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

MA – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 Signing

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Artist Erica Henderson appears at Hub Comics in Union Square on Saturday January 17, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM to sign the first issue of Marvel’s new series UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL! And while you’re in the shop take the opportunity to check out their annual Batman-themed art show “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” featuring pieces by several local artists.

Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987

CA – Star Wars #1 Signing

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Comics legend Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, appears at Beach Ball Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Stan drew the Beach Ball Comics EXCLUSIVE variant cover the first issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars series.

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

NC – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Launch Party

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Artist Erica Henderson and colorist Rico Renzi appear at Acme Comics on Saturday January 10, 2015 for the launch party of UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL from Marvel Comics!

The festivities will kick off with an early afternoon signing at Acme from noon until 2:00 PM, then Erica & Rico will break for lunch before hosting the very first meeting of the Squirrel Scouts down at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema (contact Joe Scott for details on how to participate)! At 4:00 PM it’s back up to Acme for the evening shift until 6:00 PM, then a dinner break before a live recording of Acmecast back down at Geeksboro at 8:30 PM!

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

Boston Comic Con 2014 is Next Week

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Press Release:

Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.

“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”

The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.

Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.

Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.

“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”

New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.

Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.

“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”

More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.

For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.

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MD – All-New X-Factor Signing

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Writer Peter David signs copies of his new book, answer questions and take photos at Barnes & Noble on  Saturday August 2, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Peter is an American writer of comic books, novels, television, movies, and video games.

Barnes & Noble
1819 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21208
410-415-5758

NJ – Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Signing

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Chris Eliopoulos appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
765 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-445-4589

IL – Ozma of Oz Signing

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Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Oz: Ozma of Oz on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Barnes & Noble
5001 N. Big Hollow Road, Peoria, IL 61615
309-693-9408

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