August 31, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Connecticut, Convention News, Cosplay, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Hartford Comic Con returns this September 19-20, 2015 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT! In the very first year, over 11,000 fans attended and this year they are looking for even more fans to join in the fun!
The staff has been hard at work putting together a great guest line up for this year’s convention and will continue to do so up to the opening of the show! Currently the following comic creators are scheduled to appear: Ray Fawkes, Chad Hardin, John Tyler Christopher, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Dave Dorman, Jeremy Bastian, Craig Rousseau, Mark McKenna (special host for this year’s Kids Conn!), Jack Purcell, Bob Almond, Khary Randolph, Paul Ryan, Sara Richard, Darby Pop!, Jeff Schultz, Ransom Getty, Nate Bellegarde, Mike Lilly, Matt Fletcher, Braden Lamb, Alex Sanchez, Eric Talbot, Alex Sanchez and Ale Garza!
Additionally several media guests from movies and television will also appear: Kelly Hu, Eric Roberts,
Michael Jai White, Joey Lauren Adams, Christy Romano, BJ Britt, Ernie Hudson, Samantha Newark, Nicki Clyne, Robert Axelrod, Jeff Kline, Taimak, Tito Santana, and Trina Nishimura!
For those interested in either Artist Alley tables or Vendor space, please visit our website www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow the link under the registration tab.
Writer Paul Dini appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at noon to give a small talk followed by a book signing for BATMAN DAY!
Batman Day is DC Entertainment’s annual celebration of the world’s most popular super hero and global pop icon. Join us for an afternoon FULL of free giveaways, a free comic (BATMAN: ENDGAME SPECIAL EDITION #1), Batman themed snacks, activities and more!
About Paul Dini:
Paul Dini is a writer and producer who works in the television and comic book industries. He is best known as a producer and writer for several Warner Bros./DC Comics animated series including Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Superman: The Animated Series Star Wars: Ewoks and Tiny Toon Adventures. Other works have included the ABC series Lost as well as a number of comic books for DC Comics (Harley Quinn and Superman: Peace on Earth). Paul is currently serving as a writer and producer for Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H..
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
Superstar creator Jim Lee appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign Batman Noir: Hush for BATMAN DAY!
Presented in its original pencils and ink artwork by industry legend Jim Lee, BATMAN NOIR: HUSH highlights the grim, gritty atmosphere of Batman and Gotham City, and pits the Dark Knight against a city overrun with its legendary villains. Celebrate Batman Day on Saturday, September 26 at 2pm at Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove, when Jim Lee discusses and signs this gorgeous new Batman book. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Join TRAVELLING MAN YORK on Saturday the 22nd of August from 1:00-3:00pm for a signing event with the amazingly talented PAUL CORNELL.
PAUL CORNELL is an award winning writer of novels, comics, short fiction and non-fiction, as well as a TV screenwriter for Doctor Who and many other series.
Paul Cornell has written for some of the world’s greatest comics characters and series – including Batman, Black Widow, Captain Britain, Demon Knights, Fantastic Four, Saucer Country, Stormwatch, Superman, Wisdom, Wolverine, X-Men, XTNCT, and Young Avengers.
Paul is currently writing two new series; DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS (Titan Comics) and THIS DAMNED BAND (Dark Horse).
54 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF York, UK
Gene Luen Yang, Mick Gray, Frank Cirocco, and Lela Dowling sign at Hijinx Comics on Saturday August 8, 2015 as part of their summer sale!
Gene Luen Yang – the wonderful creator of many independent GN’s (notably AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, SHADOW HERO, BOXERS & SAINTS) plus the outstanding writer of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and now SUPERMAN.
Mick Gray – the King of the Rock-a-Billy cartoonists. Known most recently for his powerful inking on ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN and historically for PROMETHEA and JOKER.
Frank Cirocco – Creator/entrepreneur extraordinaire – POP DADDY collectibles, SKYLAND GALLERIES, ALIEN LEGION, SUBURBAN HI-LIFE.
Lela Dowling – Cartoonist for the ages – THE DREAMERY, WEASEL PATROL, ALICE, THE BEASTLIES ALPHABET and THE IMPUDENT CHILDS PICTURE BOOK OF POETRY
2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
July 6, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Horror, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Our annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back for a third round. Join us for a release party large enough to match this year’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Hop-Con isn’t about awkward handshakes, high-fives, selfies and autographs – just general and rampant merriment and geeky celebration full of great food and awesome craft beer. As always, we have surprises planned. This year, we’ve added 45% more space to the festival. Whatever could we do with that? Hmmmm…you’ll have to wait and see.
Get tickets at the link…
YOUR $75 TICKET INCLUDES:
* Ten 4oz beer samples
* A commemorative Hop-Con 3.0 glass
* Gourmet food stations
* Lots of geeky good times!
DONATE $25 TO THE HERO INITIATIVE,
AND IDW PUBLISHING WILL GIVE YOU:
* A litho of the 2015 w00tstout label art cover signed by Dave Johnson
(cover artist for the noir Vertigo series and 100 Bullets)
* A signed litho from Kevin Eastman, creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
* Pride that 100% of your donation is helping comic illustrators of yesteryear
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* YOUR BREWERS & HOSTS *
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GREG KOCH our CEO and fearless leader
WIL WHEATON thespian and renaissance man
DREW CURTIS online news guru
AISHA TYLER actress, comedian and w00tstout alum
KEVIN EASTMAN illustrator and creator of Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles
DAVE JOHNSON “the Reverend” and illustrator of this year’s w00tstout label
KRIS KETCHAM Stone Liberty Station Brewing Manager
RICHARD ROSSI Stone Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con
ALEXIS LIGHT Stone Assistant Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con
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* THE 35+ BEERS *
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W00TSTOUT AND HOP-CON EXCLUSIVES:
Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2013)
Stone w00tstout 2.0 (2014)
Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2015)
Kevin Eastman / Kris Ketcham “IT’S PIZZA TIME!” A Pizza-Inspired Saison
Aisha Tyler / Kris Ketcham Stone Cold Fox Chocolate Orange Black IPA
Special cask creation by Richard Rossi
Special cask creation by Alexis Light
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA
Stone Delicious IPA
Stone Go To IPA
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Klaatu Barada Nikto
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Wheat Surrender
BARREL-AGED & SPECIAL CREATIONS:
Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
Stone Passion Project
Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison aged in White Wine Barrels
Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale
Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale w/Balaton Sour Cherries
Stone Imperial Irish Stout
Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale aged in Red Wine Barrels
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Gose Gose Gadget
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Murder She Rotte
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Great Bowman’s Beard aged in Bourbon Barrels
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* THE HOP-CADE *
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We’re taking the giant plot behind building 12 (aka the garden bar) and turning it into the HOP-CADE! Our dream of creating an outdoor arcade and beer garden from last year has been realized.
* Only IPAs on tap
* Our oversized lawn games (Jenga, Connect Four, etc)
* Two pinball machines (The Twilight Zone and Theatre of Magic)
* Donkey Kong
* Ms. Pac-Man
* A Skee-ball machine
Not enough? How about an arcade game with a 25-foot screen driven from a used beer barrel converted into a vintage arcade console? This last feat will be created by our friend Hunter Bond, Troll Slayer and resident Pinball Mechanic at J!NX, with custom metal routing by San Diego’s reproHAUS.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106
John Romita Jr. is one of the comic book industry’s greatest artists. Join him in a discussion about redefining the greatest superhero of all time, SUPERMAN, and what it means to create a new legacy with DC Entertainment.
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.
Artist Chris Sprouse (Superman, Tom Strong, Midnighter) appears at Laughing Ogre Comics on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to sign SECRET WARS: THORS!
Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214
Writer/producer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Chrononauts, Kick-Ass, Starlight) appears at Graham Crackers Comics this Saturday June 13, 2015. He will sign at the Chicago Loop store from noon till 2:00 PM and the Naperville store from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!
Carving time out of his busy schedule juggling multiple comics titles and overseeing numerous movies, and hopping on a trans-Atlantic flight from Scotland to the fly-over zone, is none other than comic book industry titan Mark Millar.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet the man behind Marvel’s Civil War, DC’s Superman: Red Son, Kick-Ass, Wanted, and countless other comic and movie gems. Get your books signed, buy a few of the books you haven’t read and get those signed, and talk comics with Mark, at least until the other people in line push you aside!
Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
1271 Rickert Dr #135, Naperville, IL 60540
Writer/artist Gene Luen Yang (Avatar:The Last Airbender, The Shadow Hero, American Born Chinese) appears at Flying Color Comics on Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm to sign his debut issue as the writer of SUPERMAN!
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518