1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Get ready for NC Comicon: Oak City with a special one-time-only double feature of NC COMICON: THE MOVIE & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990)! Hosted by the cinephiles at the Cary Theater, it’s your only chance to experience the story of four helpless creatures who grow up to be pizza-slinging karate masters – and then watch a movie about turtles! All for only $8! Tickets available at the link…
Plus! Grab some free comics and enter to win FREE tickets to NC Comicon: Oak City, coming up on March 18-19th at the Raleigh Convention Center!
About the Films:
NC COMICON: THE MOVIE (2016)
The official documentary of the NC Comicon. For three days the Amazing Studios cameras followed the comicon crew through the madness that comes with putting on a comic book convention. With guests such as Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol) and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) plus massive events, legendary parties, and a sea of comic book fans, the guys and gals of NC Comicon really have their hands full…
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990
After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles-Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello-have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April O’Neil, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder.
Writer Christos N. Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Netflix’s Daredevil) tours several stores to sign the NC Comicon variant cover featuring art by Tommy Lee Edwards!
Saturday July 30th 10am-12pm
Ultimate Comics Cary
1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Saturday July 30th 1:30pm-3:30pm RSVP on Facebook!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Saturday July 30th 5pm-6pm
6120-A Farrington Road, Durham, NC 27517
Sunday July 31st 11am-1pm RSVP on Facebook!
3010 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Sunday July 31st 11am-1pm RSVP on Facebook!
Fight or Flight Comics
6675 Falls of Neuse Rd, Ste 015, Raleigh, NC 27615
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Cat’s Cradle on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)! Hosted by Flyleaf Books, co-sponsored by NC Comicon. Buy tickets at the link.
From actress, web entertainment pioneer, and “queen of the geeks” FELICIA DAY comes YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST), a funny, smart, and inspiring memoir about achieving extraordinary success on her own unconventional terms. [On-sale April 19, 2016; Touchstone; 978-1-4767-8566-0; $16.00; Paperback]
Felicia Day has appeared on hit series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, SyFy’s Eureka, and The CW’s Supernatural (as fan favorite “Charlie Bradbury”). She also costarred with Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion in the Emmy Award-winning internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Most notably, Felicia is an entrepreneur in the vanguard of Hollywood’s digital players. Meeting dead ends pitching her script about a quirky group of video gamers, she created and starred in her own web series, The Guild (2007-2012). Today, Felicia is founder and CCO of Geek & Sundry, an award-winning digital entertainment network (with more than 1.4 million YouTube subscribers and 12 million fans across all social platforms) bringing together fans of gaming and geek culture.
Since the emergence of the commercial internet in the 1980s, Felicia has been an early adopter at every stage of its growth, blazing a trail toward today’s digital world. In her memoir, she is irreverent and insightful about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her “weirdness” to become a leading creator in new media.
Felicia Day is “delightfully good company and has an interesting story to tell” (Kirkus Reviews), writing with inimitable humor and raw candor about topics including:
• Why You Should Embrace Your Weirdness: Growing up “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia’s isolation from other kids meant she could unabashedly pursue “uncool” passions like video games, advanced calculus, and 1930s detective novels. She found a sense of community on gaming message boards—forming friendships based upon shared interests and developing the raw confidence to forge her own path.
• Growing Her Geek Empire: Eight years ago, Felicia stood outside of San Diego Comic-Con handing out bookmarks for her self-made web series, The Guild, shot in her own home with a borrowed camera, unpaid actors, and scavenged props. Just recently, she presided over Geek & Sundry’s massive Comic-Con headquarters at Petco Park and spoke to a sold-out convention hall. Tales of interactions with fans both in-person and online range from hilarious to heartbreaking—and reveal how Felicia went from “oddball to odd baller” (Cosmopolitan).
• When Perfection Doesn’t Pay: A violin and math whiz who started college at age sixteen and graduated as valedictorian, Felicia was used to chasing perfection for perfection’s sake. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming.
• #GamerGate: In August 2014, a video game designer named Zoe Quinn was attacked by an online hate mob after her ex-boyfriend shared details of their relationship online, including erroneous implications of sexual favors in exchange for positive reviews of her game. Hackers leaked Quinn’s personal information, she received countless violent threats, and anyone coming to her defense risked becoming the next target. Felicia shares the storm of hostility she encountered after speaking out against the online bullying, how it tied into her history with negativity on the internet, and thoughts about how it changed her view of the gaming culture she has always loved.
With a success story for today’s connected culture, in which technology and entertainment are ever-evolving, Felicia Day urges everyone to celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share their unique point of view with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.
300 East Main Street Carrboro, NC 27510
Charlie Adlard and Stefano Gaudiano appear this weekend November 13-15th at the NC Comicon in a rare opportunity to see both artists from The Walking Dead! This is Charlie’s only US appearance this year! Splash Page Comic Art will be set up at booth A201 to sell Walking Dead original covers and pages!
Charlie will have his own ticketed signing area and special panel appearances. Details available at the link… Inker extraordinaire, Stefano Gaudiano, will signing and sketch at the Splash Page Art booth the entire weekend.
Other special guests include Gerard Way, Adam Hughes, Afua Richardson, Allison Sohn, Andy Smith, Bernard Chang, Brian Clevinger, Budd Root, Buzz, Christos Gage, Cliff Chiang, Daniel Way, Dave Dwonch, Dinesh Shamdasani, Dustin Harbin, Jeremy Bastian, Jeremy Whitley, John Paul Leon, John Van Fleet, Liz Prince, Mike Perkins, Mitch Gerads, Neal Adams, Richard Case, Rico Renzi, Scott Wegener, Stacey Lee, Tini Howard, Tony Harris, and Tommy Lee Edwards.
For more information, go to the convention’s website: nccomicon.com
The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates for Summer and Beyond – Beginning at StocktonCon 2015!
After smash-hit appearances at more than a dozen conventions across North America, Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration is about to get even bigger with an all-new wave of dates coming soon to a city near you!
Valiant is proud to announce an all-new series of dates for the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – extending Valiant’s year-long celebration of 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with new appearances in cities across the country! Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant’s comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland,OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York,NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!
With exclusive convention-only swag and giveaways, creator signings, panels and programming, and more, get the inside track on what’s next for Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe at a convention near you! From DIVINITY to BOOK OF DEATH and BLOODSHOT REBORN to WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August:
Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th:
Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th:
Alamo City Comic Con
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th:
Rose City Comic Con
Oregon Convention Center
Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th:
Baltimore Convention Center
Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th:
Alternative Press Expo
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA
Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th:
New York Comic Con
Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th:
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Saturday, October 24th
Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show
New Dimension Comics
Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th:
Durham Convention Center
Saturday, November 21st – Sunday, November 22nd:
New Jersey Comic Expo
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
New Jersey, NJ
The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and we’re bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off! From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99!
Check out Valiant’s acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including THE VALIANTand THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE. Plus, jump on board Valiant’s latest sold-out series with BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, BLOODSHOT REBORN, and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.
The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour rides again this August at StocktonCon 2015! Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more details and dates as Valiant’s silver anniversary celebration continues!
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
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VALIANT Heads to NC COMICON with JAMES ASMUS, CHRISTOS GAGE, CARY NORD, FRED VAN LENTE and More!
This weekend, Valiant is making its debut appearance at NC Comicon – and we’re bringing along a boatload of surprises to celebrate!
And that’s only the beginning!
Visit Valiant all weekend long to shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, t-shirts and merchandise, including convention-exclusive, signed editions of the X-O Manowar and Harbinger Deluxe Edition oversized hardcover collections. And look for signings and appearances throughout the show by a who’s who of Valiant’s acclaimed creators, including James Asmus (Quantum and Woody), Christos Gage(Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps), Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)!
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NC COMICON ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COMICS CREATOR TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
The North Carolina Comicon is pleased to officially welcome world renowned artist Tommy Lee Edwards as the Senior Director and Partner in the NC Comicon. A Raleigh-Durham native, Edwards has been a driving creative force behind a vast array of multimedia projects from comics and video games to animation and motion pictures. He has illustrated and even co-created several internationally published comics and magazines. His designs have been an integral part of films from such industry giants as Lucasfilm, Disney, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros. Now he is officially adding NC Comicon to that staggering resume.
“Tommy has been involved with the convention and its planning since our first one-day show,” said convention organizer and Ultimate Comics President Alan Gill, “Now we’re moving to make the partnership official. Tommy has been an amazing friend to the convention and to me personally. I want this con to mirror what he has brought to it and what I believe makes his work so great.”
“Working with Ultimate Comics to bring such a fun weekend to my community is a real joy,” adds Edwards. “I believe that, as a seasoned comics, games, and film professional, I can bring a unique perspective to NC Comicon and help it thrive as an annual event that celebrates creative storytelling like no other.” Today’s announcement is the beginning of a series of changes that reflect a commitment to bringing a larger, more diverse, and more artist-driven approach to the NC Comicon. Along with his years of experience,
Edwards brings with him some notable friends from the world of comics and film. On Tommy’s behalf, NC Comicon has recently announced some incredible additions to this year’s guest lineup including Neal Adams, Geof Darrow, Adam Hughes, Phil Noto, Daniel Way, Ron Marz, Tony Harris, Josh Adams, Bob Keen, with many more to come.
Tommy is instrumental in planning the new NC Comicon Film Festival, in partnership with Durham’s historic Carolina Theatre, which will bring convention goers a weekend of 35mm cinematic excellence all under the same price of admission. With Tommy’s involvement and commitment to a creator-friendly and fan-driven experience, we feel confident in saying that this year’s NC Comicon (Nov. 8, 9, 10) will be like nothing North Carolina has ever seen. For more, please visit www.NCcomicon.com
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Lots more goodies for you this week with updates on the New Orleans Comic Con, MegaCon, and more.
Scene on the Web Weekly: November 16 – December 2, 2012
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Keep checking back as reports come in for NC Comicon, ShadoCon, Geek-Fest, and more.
Scene on the Web Weekly: November 19-25, 2012
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