Inaugural Dallas Comic Show Debuts April 23-24

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Press Release:

Dallas Comic Show is meant to be a nice throwback to the good old days of pop culture conventions, with affordable admission prices, a nice mix of guests from both the comic book and media realm, and carefully curated vendors offering high quality and licensed product.  There’s a strict “no fan art” policy for all artist alley tables, bringing back the purity of creator-owned product and original content for customers to check out.

Comic book guests include Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Tony Harris (Star Wars: C-3PO), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans), Cully Hamner (Red), Tony Bedard (Supergirl), Mark Verheiden (Netflix’s Daredevil writer/producer), Mark A. Nelson (Aliens), Michael Lark (Lazarus), James O’Barr (The Crow), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and more.

Media guests include Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Jamie Kennedy (Scream 1-3), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Billy West (Futurama and Ren & Stimpy), Samantha Newark (Jem), Judith Hoag (TMNT’s April O’Neil), Taimak (The Last Dragon) and Dragon Ball Z voices Chris Rager and Josh Martin.

Special events include:
  • World premiere signing of Dark Horse’s ALIENS 30th Anniversary hardcover with writer Mark Verheiden and artist Mark A. Nelson.
  • Brian Stelfreeze and Tony Harris make their first signing appearances since the release of Marvel’s super hot Black Panther #1 and Star Wars: C-3PO.
  • Special film screenings with guest Q&As on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX.

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This is a fun family event for all ages, Q&A panels all weekend, and costume contest Saturday night.  All the info can be found at www.dallascomicshow.com

Karl Urban Beams Down to Boston Comic Con 2016

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is excited to announce that KARL URBAN, star of Star Trek, Dredd and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy will join us this summer at Boston Comic Con on August 13th and 14th!

Karl Urban is a New Zealand born actor with prolific credits in the comic book, science fiction, and fantasy film genres. He is best known for his roles as Eomer of the Riders of Rohan in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings, the lead role of lawman Judge Dredd in the 2012 reboot Dredd, Agent Cooper in the film adaptation of Warren Ellis’ comic book limited series, RED. In addition to his film roles Karl has been seen on television as both Cupid and Julius Caesar on cult classic Xena: Warrior Princess, Woodrow F. Call in the western miniseries Comanche Moon, and in the lead role of John Kennex on the sci-fi series Almost Human.

Most recently Karl plays Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the new Star Trek film series, a role he actively pursued as a Star Trek fan and has been embraced by fans as faithful to DeForrest Kelley’s original performance. This summer Karl will be seen as Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Beyond releasing on July 22, 2016 and will be featured in the upcoming Pete’s Dragon remake.

Details on signing times and Photo Ops will be released closer to the convention.

Previously announced guest include comic creators Greg CapulloJae Lee, Erik Larsen, Terry Dodson, Mike Allred, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Jim Cheung, Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, Phil Jimenez and many more! Media guests include William Shatner (Star Trek), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who). Check the website for full details on exciting events!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Make Way for Huge Group of ECCC Comic Guests

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Emerald City Comicon makes a big announcement with several new comic creator guests added for the 2016 convention including Klaus Janson (DARK KNIGHT III), Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE), Todd Nauck (NIGHTCRAWLER), Mairghread Scott (POWER RANGERS), Pierrick Colinet (INFINITE LOOP), Francis Manapul (JUSTICE LEAGUE), Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT), Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY), Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS), Don Rosa (UNCLE SCROOGE), Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES), Elsa Charretier (C.O.W.L.), Cully Hamner (RED), Drew Johnson (WONDER WOMAN), and more! Plus voice actors Linda Ballantyne (SAILOR MOON), Nolan North (UNCHARTED), and Susan Roman (SAILOR MOON).

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Previously announced celebrity guests include:
Christy Carlson Romano (KIM POSSIBLE, EVEN STEVENS), Chyler Leigh (SUPERGIRL), Dameon Clarke (DRAGON BALL Z, BORDERLANDS 2), Danielle Panabaker (THE FLASH, JUSTIFIED), Dante Basco (HOOK, AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER), David Anders (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Jenna Coleman (DOCTOR WHO, LEGO DIMENSIONS), Keiynan Lonsdale (THE FLASH), Ksenia Solo (LOST GIRL), Lana Parrilla (ONCE UPON A TIME, 24), Melissa Benoist (SUPERGIRL), Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE), Robbie Amell (THE FLASH, X-FILES), Rose McIver (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Sean Astin (GOONIES, LORD OF THE RINGS), Sean Maguire (ONCE UPON A TIME, SCOTT & BAILEY), Will Friedle (BATMAN BEYOND, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, BOY MEETS WORLD)

Comic guests include:
Aaron Conley (SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN), Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Alé Garza (GET JIRO: BLOOD & SUSHI), Alex de Campi (NO MERCY), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), Brittney Williams (PATSY WALKER aka HELLCAT), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN), Chris Burnham (BATMAN INC.), Chris Mooneyham (FIVE GHOSTS), Chris Moreno (ZOMBIE DICKHEADS ), Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE), Clay Mann (POISON IVY), Dan Parent (KEVIN KELLER), Daniel Warren Johnson (THE GHOST FLEET), Dice Tsutsumi (ICE AGE), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), Ed Luce (WUVABLE OAF), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Emanuela Lupacchino (SUPERGIRL), Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner (GREEN LANTERN), Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY), Fiona Staples (SAGA), Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME), Jake Wyatt (MS. MARVEL), James Harren (RUMBLE), Jason Howard (TREES), Jim Mahfood (EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL), Jody Houser (FAITH), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Kei Acedera (ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Kevin Wada (CATWOMAN), Kris Anka (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL), Leila del Duca (SHUTTER), Liz Prince (WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?), Marcus To (RED ROBIN), Marguerite Bennett (A-FORCE), Matthew Southworth (STUMPTOWN), Mitch Gerads (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA), Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN), Raina Telgemeier (SISTERS), Sean Gordon Murphy (TOKYO GHOST), Shawn Crystal (ARKHAM MANOR), Terry Moore (RACHEL RISING), Tim Sale (CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE), and many more!

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us April 7-10, 2016. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

TX – Mary-Louise Parker Signs

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Actress and Author MARY-LOUISE PARKER appears in conversation with Austin writer VINCENT SCARPA about Parker’s new book, Dear Mr. You, at BookPeople on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Books and tickets for the signing now available!

We loved her as Nancy Botwin on Weeds, Amy Gardner on The West Wing, Ruth on Fried Green Tomatoes… we could go on and on. Now, we’re getting to know Mary Louise Parker as an author. Dear Mr. You is a collection of literary essays that take the form of letters Parker has penned to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. We’re thrilled to see this Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-winning actress make her literary debut. Join us tonight as Parker appears in conversation with Austin writer Vincent Scarpa. After their talk, she’ll sign books. Tickets for the signing are available with the purchase of a copy of Dear Mr. You from BookPeople.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES

*The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
*Tickets are required to join the signing line.
*Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Dear Mr. You from BookPeople.
*Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.
*Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.

If you cannot make it to the event, we’re taking a limited number of orders for signed copies of Dear Mr. You. Simply add the book to your cart and indicate SIGNED COPY. We ship all over the world!

ABOUT MARY LOUISE PARKER

Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress. Her writing has appeared in Esquire, The Riveter, Bust, and The Bullet. This is her first book.

ABOUT DEAR MR. YOU

A wonderfully unconventional literary debut from the award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker.  An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman s life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. Readers will be amazed by the depth and style of these letters, which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

SF – Mary-Louise Parker Signing

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Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Red, Fried Green Tomatoes) presents her literary debut at the Nourse Theatre on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM in conversation with Mark Karr (The Liar’s Club). An unconventional memoir in letters, Dear Mr. You chronicles Parker’s life through correspondence with men from her past and imagined future, and reveals the complexity and power found in relationships both loving and fraught.

Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress. Best known for her lead role as Nancy Botwin on Showtime’s Weeds, she also appeared in the television adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and will star in Showtime’s forthcoming series Lit, based on the memoir by Mary Karr. Parker’s film credits include Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, and Red. Her forthcoming memoir, Dear Mr. You, is written as a series of letters to the men who have made a significant impact on her life– from a taxi cab driver she screamed at during a dark period to the orderly assigned to her after the birth of her son and to the grandfather she never knew.

Mark Karr is the author of three award-winning, bestselling memoirs: The Liar’s Club, Cherry, and Lit. A Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, Karr has won Pushcart Prizes for both verse and essays, and is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University.

Tickets available at the link…

Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-4400

NYC – Mary-Louise Parker Signing

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Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Red, Fried Green Tomatoes) presents her literary debut at the Symphony Space on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM in conversation with Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams). An unconventional memoir in letters, Dear Mr. You chronicles Parker’s life through correspondence with men from her past and imagined future, and reveals the complexity and power found in relationships both loving and fraught.

Tickets available at the link…

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990
(212) 864-5400

ON – Tales of the Incredible Conduit #2 Signing

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Rob Archer and Tony Gray appears at The Silver Snail on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM to promote the release of Issue #2 of Tales of the Incredible Conduit, as well as the upcoming Pixels movie, in theatres July 24.

Rob and Tony will be signing and selling comics and prints from Tales of the Incredible Conduit #2, whose title character is modeled after Rob. Rob will also have prints from his various TV and movie spots available for sale.

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Rob Archer Bio
At 6’6” and 285 lbs, Toronto native, Rob Archer is best known for his hulking role of Bruce in the Showcase/ Syfy hit, Lost Girl. at the same time he was also a fan fave recurring character on Defiance, playing the entire race of Biomen for three seasons.

Over the past five years, he’s appeared in many shows and movies including Red, Transporter: The Series, Mutant X, Kick Ass 2, Beauty and the Beast, Warehouse 13, Flashpoint, and the upcoming Pixels.

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

TX – Convergence: The Question #1 Signing

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Artist Cully Hamner appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, April 11th from noon till 4:00 pm to sign Convergence: The Question #1!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

Charlotte MiniCon Returns on January 31st 2015

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Press Release:

Charlotte MiniCon is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention and 2015 is going to be our biggest yet! It’s all brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. Admission is free with registration and a donation of a non perishable food item to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Check out the great vendors and comic creators who are coming:

Complete 2015 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (so far)
NATALIE ANDREWSON
PAUL AZACETA
J CHRIS CAMPBELL
RICH CASE
BRIDGIT CONNELL
SANFORD GREENE
CULLY HAMNER
SANDY JARRELL
JASON LATOUR
KEVIN MELLON
DREW MOSS
STEVE NILES
BUDD ROOT
ANDY SMITH
BRIAN STELFREEZE
ROBERT ULLMAN
MATT WILSON

KELLY YATES
AND MANY MORE!
Costume Contest: Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Register on site to compete!

Door Prizes each hour!

There is plenty of $2 parking at Grady Cole

NYC – Warren Ellis Signs

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WARREN ELLIS appears at Forbidden Planet for a signing on Friday November 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He’s also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals.

A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.

Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative.

Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

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