Fans Gather at 12th Annual ConnectiCon This Weekend

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Fans of pop culture from across the Northeast and around the world will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center July 10th-13th, for the twelfth annual ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2002, ConnectiCon is the largest massively multi-genre convention in New England.

This year’s event showcases over 7,000 hours of programming spread out over four days including; informative panels and hands-on workshops, special guest and celebrity appearances, trading card games, board games, and roleplaying games, including dozens of scheduled tournaments, console gaming and arcade machines. ConnectiCon is proud to introduce the Northeast League of Legends Tournament with over $6,000 in prizes!

ConnectiCon features main events such as, “Nerd Prom,” which is held Thursday evening at 8:30pm, tickets are available online. “ConnectiCon’s Singled Out!” Contestants, who pre-register online, will have a chance to win a date sponsored by ConnectiCon at a local participating restaurant. There’s also a ConnectiCon Masquerade Event held on Saturday, and the ConnectiCon “Cosplay Death match!” Plus many other fantastic events!

ConnectiCon will host nearly 90 special guests and celebrities including stars of stage and screen such as Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers), Alan Oppenheimer (Masters of the Universe), Janet Varney (Legend of Korra), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) and Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons of the cartoon Invader Zim and Internet celebrity, Doug Walker, AKA That Guy With The Glasses. Joining them are voice actors Chris Cason, Danielle McRae, Ellen McLain, and Lauren Landa, comic creator Farel Dalrymple, and dozens of other talented guests.

Annual memberships to ConnectiCon are available online or at the door, and include access to all four days of the convention, as well as quarterly member appreciation days and other events year-round. It’s fun for the entire family! For more information please go to their website www.connecticon.org or Facebook page.

OR – Delusional Signing

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Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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Delusional is a 232 page book of comics and drawings by cartoonist Farel Dalrymple. You might have seen them in various anthologies, or posted on the internets, but now they are collected into one beautiful tome published by Adhouse Books. Farel’s previous work includes Pop Gun War, Omega the Unknown, and the occasional Prophet.

Join Farel December 5th for an art exhibit and book release party at Floating World. Farel will also read a chapter from his eagerly anticipated forthcoming graphic novel, The Wrenchies.

Farel Dalrymple’s newest book is Delusional, a collection of comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches out now from from adhouse books. Farel is the artist that drew Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics) was a Xeric grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a range of illustration and cartooning projects for book publishers, magazines, studios, ad agencies, and comic book publishers such as Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Farel just completed an original 300-page watercolored comic book story, The Wrenchies, out in 2014 from First Second Books. He is currently residing in Oregon where he working on his long neglected Pop Gun War follow up (pop gun war : chain letter) and drawing his Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT for studygroupcomics.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

MA – Dissident Gardens Signing

dgJonathan Lethem appears at the Brattle Theatre for a signing on Thursday October 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

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Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author JONATHAN LETHEM for a reading of his novel, Dissident Gardens.

At the center of Jonathan Lethem’s novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her brilliant and willful daughter, Miriam, is equally passionate in her activism, but flees Rose’s suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village.

Both women cast spells that entrance or enchain the men in their lives: Rose’s aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her nephew, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam’s (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. These flawed, idealistic people all struggle to follow their own utopian dreams in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference.

As the decades pass—from the parlor communism of the ’30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged ’70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment—we come to understand through Lethem’s vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal.

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Massive Guest Update for HeroesCon 2011

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Here it is the week before HeroesCon 2011 and we still have lots of guests to announce! Let’s not waste any more time and get right to it!

Farel Dalrymple: creator of Pop Gun War,  Meathaus & Strange Tales II contributor, artist on Omega the Unknown.

Kelly Sue DeConnick: writer of Osborn, Supergirl, CBGB, and Yo Gabba Gabba!

Paul Azaceta: artist of Amazing Spider-man, B.P.R.D.: 1946, and Daredevil.

Derec Donovan: artist of Youngblood, Robin, Connor Hawke.

Will Sliney: Farscape artist.

Georges Jeanty: artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deadpool, Gambit, Weapon X.

Marsha Cooke: co-writer of Teenage Satan.

John Workman: legendary letterer of titles for just about every major publisher, including DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse.

John Francis Moore: writer of X-Factor, Superboy, and X-Men: 2099.

Rebekah Isaacs: artist of DV8: Gods and Monsters, DMZ, Drafted.

Danny Donovan: writer for Alternative Comics and Platinum Studios.

Ryan Bodenheim: artist of Halcyon, Red Mass for Mars.

Clay and Susan Griffith: co-writers of Allan Quatermain and the Lord of Locusts, Political Power.

Charles Paul Wilson III: artist of Stuff of Legend.

Jackie Lewis: Upcoming Play Ball from Oni

Bob Schreck and Greg Tumbarello: Schreck is the editor-in-chief of Legendary Pictures new line of comics aptly titled Legendary Comics. Tumbarello is the assistant editor for this new comic venture.  Both will be on hand to talk about their new company as well as offering portfolio reviews.

HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full guest list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!

MA – Chronic City Signing

Jonathan Lethem signs his latest novel on Tuesday Sept 21st at 7PM.

The bestselling and beloved author of Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, and Omega the Unknown delivers a searing love letter to the city that has inspired his finest work.
 
Chase Insteadman, former child television star, has a new role in life—permanent guest on the Upper East Side dinner party circuit, where he is consigned to talk about his astronaut fiancée, Janice Trumbull, who is trapped on a circling Space Station. A chance encounter collides Chase with Perkus Tooth, a wily pop culture guru with a vicious conspiratorial streak and the best marijuana in town. Despite their disparate backgrounds and trajectories Chase and Perkus discover they have a lot in common, including a cast of friends from all walks of life in Manhattan.  Together and separately they attempt to define the indefinable, and enter into a quest for the most elusive of things: truth and authenticity in a city where everything has a price.

Newtonville Books
296 Walnut St. Newtonville, MA 02460

MA – Omega the Unknown Writer Signing

Jonathan LethemChronic City
Thursday, October 22 at 6pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, $5

The MacArthur Fellow behind Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude and Omega the Unknown has written another exquisitely haunting novel. Chronic City follows the life of a former child star as it intersects with those of an astronaut, a ghostwriter, and a genius critic. What The Fortress of Solitude did for Gowanus, Chronic City does for the island of Manhattan.

Coolidge Corner Theatre | 290 Harvard St | Brookline MA 02446

http://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/