StarWarp Concepts Returns for NYCC 2012

October 10, 2012 by  
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STARWARP CONCEPTS RETURNS FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012

Starwarp NYCCAfter a successful appearance at last year’s edition of New York’s premier comics and pop culture gathering, independent publishing house StarWarp Concepts—home of critically acclaimed dark-urban-fantasy books and graphic novels—returns for the 2012 New York Comic Con, being held on October 11–14 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Booth #2139 is where you’ll find bestselling author Steven A. Roman (X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy) promoting The Saga of Pandora Zwieback—a young adult novel series about a teenaged Goth who teams up with an immortal shape-shifter to hunt monsters—and Lorelei: Sects and the City, a Mature Readers graphic novel that reintroduces StarWarp Concepts’ first horror heroine.

Joining Roman will be author Richard C. White (Gauntlet: Dark Legacy), who will be promoting The Chronicles of the Sea Dragon, his pirate-fantasy comic book that’s perfect for fans of classic adventure and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Also appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons will be Steve Geiger, contributing artist to Lorelei: Sects and the City, who will be signing copies with Roman and taking commissions. Geiger is a former Marvel Comics art director and was the artist of such titles as Web of Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.

On sale will be:

  • Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1: The critically acclaimed first novel in the series finds Pan and her monster-hunting mentor Annie contending with warring vampire clans who attempt to unleash hell on earth.
  • The Official Pandora Zwieback T-shirt! Available in sizes for both women and men.
  • Lorelei: Sects and the City: The tale of a soul-stealing succubus battling a fanatical cult that’s trying to resurrect its Elder Gods. Written by Roman, this graphic novel features art by Eliseu Gouveia (The Phantom), Steve Geiger, Neil Vokes (Flesh and Blood), and Ernie Colon (Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld), with pinups by Louis Small Jr. (Vampirella) and Tom Sutton (Ghost Rider), and a cover by Esteban Maroto (Vampirella).
  • Carmilla: This special edition of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s 19th-century vampire novella of blood and obsession features illustrations by Lorelei: Sects and the City artist Eliseu Gouveia.
  • The Chronicles of the Sea Dragon comic book, as well as related T-shirts and roleplaying game figurines.

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Pandora Zwieback Web site (www.pandorazwieback.com) to download a free digital copy of The Saga of Pandora Zwieback #0—a full-color, 16-page comic book written by Roman, with art by Eliseu Gouveia. In it, Pan introduces readers to her book series and presents a two-chapter sample from Blood Feud.

New York Comic Con’s show floor is open at the following times:

Thursday, October 11: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
(Only open to professionals, press, VIPs, and 4-day-pass fans)

Friday, October 12: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 13: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 14: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Steve Geiger’s Lorelei: Sects and the City signing schedule:

Friday, October 12: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, October 13: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Sunday, October 14: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

For more information on the company and its projects, please visit our Web sites: www.StarwarpConcepts.com and www.PandoraZwieback.com.

StarWarp Concepts Making 1st Appearance at Baltimore Comic-Con in 2012

August 31, 2012 by  
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STARWARP CONCEPTS ATTENDS 2012 BALTIMORE COMIC-CON

StarWarp Baltimore 2012Independent publishing house StarWarp Concepts—home for edgy dark-urban-fantasy books and graphic novels—hits the road to make its first appearance at the popular Baltimore Comic-Con, being held September 8–9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Artists Alley table #A189 is where you’ll find bestselling author Steven A. Roman (X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy) promoting The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, his young adult novel series about a teenaged Goth who teams up with an immortal shape-shifter named Annie to hunt monsters. Joining Roman will be author Richard C. White (Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, Star Trek: Echoes of Coventry), who will be promoting The Chronicles of the Sea Dragon, his pirate-fantasy comic book that’s perfect for fans of classic adventure and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

On sale will be:

• Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1: The critically acclaimed first novel in the series finds Pan and Annie contending with warring vampire clans who attempt to unleash hell on earth.

• Lorelei: Sects and the City: Written by Roman and featuring art by Eliseu Gouveia (The Phantom), Steve Geiger (Web of Spider-Man), and Neil Vokes (The Black Forest), this Mature Readers graphic novel is about a succubus battling the members of a fanatical cult that’s trying to resurrect the Elder Gods they worship.

• The Bob Larkin Sketchbook: From Doc Savage and Batman to Star Wars and the X-Men, there’s little that this legendary painter hasn’t drawn, and this first-time collection of some of his detailed pencil work features pulp adventurers, wrestlers, femme fatales, and superheroes, and includes three new pieces done especially for this volume.

• The Official Pandora Zwieback T-shirt!

• The Chronicles of the Sea Dragon comic book, as well as related T-shirts and roleplaying game figurines.

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Pandora Zwieback Web site (www.pandorazwieback.com) to download a free digital copy of The Saga of Pandora Zwieback #0—a full-color, 16-page comic book written by Roman, with art by Eliseu Gouveia. In it, Pan introduces readers to her book series and presents a two-chapter sample from the first novel, Blood Feud.

Baltimore Comic-Con’s hours are:
Saturday, September 8: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 9: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Baltimore Convention Center is located at 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland. For more information on the show, visit http://baltimorecomiccon.com.

For more information on StarWarp Concepts and its projects, please visit www.StarwarpConcepts.com.

Starwarp Concepts at NYCC 2010

October 6, 2010 by  
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STARWARP CONCEPTS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2010

Starwarp Concepts, publisher of the acclaimed Lorelei horror comic book series, re-launches in 2011 as a publisher and packager of dark-fantasy books and graphic novels for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers, with an emphasis on tales of urban fantasy and horror. And the 2010 New York Comic Con, held on October 8–10 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will be the place to find the latest information on our first releases!

The Starwarp Concepts booth, #554, is where you’ll find author Steven A. Roman (creator of Lorelei, and bestselling author of X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy) and legendary painter Bob Larkin (cover artist of Doc Savage and Tomb of Dracula, among many others) promoting The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, a Young Adult dark urban-fantasy novel series about a teenaged Goth who teams up with an immortal shape-shifter named Sebastienne (Annie) Mazarin to hunt monsters. Blood Feud, the first novel in the series—in which Pan and Annie must contend with warring vampire clans attempting to unleash hell on earth—is scheduled for release on April 5, 2011.

On sale at the convention (while supplies last) will be full-color prints of Larkin’s cover paintings for the first three novels: Blood Feud, Blood Reign, and Stalkers. These paintings also serve as the basis for our eye-catching company banner—just look for the Goth girl being menaced by a werewolf and a vampiric Elegant Gothic Lolita!

Attendees are encouraged to stop by for our special giveaways (also while supplies last): Pandora Zwieback bookmarks, copies of our 2011 publishing catalog, and copies of The Saga of Pandora Zwieback #0—a full-color, 16-page comic in which Pan introduces you to her book series.