IA – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Jason Aaron, Phil Hester, and Eric Gapstur sign at Daydreams Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day 2013 is upon us! Come join us all day long for special sales, prizes, and of course, FREE COMICS!

After a successful 2012 event, we will once again be doing a fund raiser for the Iowa City Animal Center this year! Make a donation during FCBD and get free graphic novels – and the more you donate the more free stuff you get!

We will also be hosting the following comic book creators throughout the day. They will be available to sign autographs, do sketches and talk with fans!

Jason Aaron: Acclaimed writer for Marvel Comics and owner of an amazing beard! Jason is currently writing Wolverine & The X-Men, Thor God of Thunder and Thanos Rising. Previous works include Scalped and The Other Side (Vertigo Comics), Wolverine Weapon X, Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider, Punishermax, Ultimate Captain America and more!

Phil Hester: Professional comic writer & artist for two decades! Phil has worked for various companies over the years and has also created his own characters! Credits include Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, The Wretch, Firebreather, Godzilla, Green Hornet, The Darkness, Invincible Universe, Gen 13, Ant-Man, and many more!

Eric Gapstur: Finalist in Amazon’s Comic Strip Superstar contest! He currently working on his own strip comic Belle Plaine as well as honing his comic inking skills. He has a couple Green Hornet covers to his credit, and recently completed a Batman Legends of the Dark Knight story with Phil Hester. Be on the lookout for an upcoming Adventures of Superman story in the near future!

So come out to the shop, and bring your family and friends!

Daydreams Comics
21 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-6632

www.daydreamscomics.com

Wolverine Co-Creator Appears at GraniteCon 2013

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GraniteCon is pleased to announce legendary writer and co-creator of dozens of major characters including the Canucklehead himself, Wolverine, Len Wein!

Attending his first Granitecon this September (which will be the 50th anniversary of X-Men), Len has co-created a variety of big comic characters, including Swamp Thing, Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, Thunderbird, and Lucius Fox (amongst tons upon tons of other characters), as well as having written several episodes of hit TV shows like X-Men, Batman: TAS, Spider-Man, Ben 10, and Super Hero Squad! Len has also worked on virtually every major title for DC and Marvel in his career, with the latest having written the “Before Watchman: Ozymandias” mini series for DC!

We’re pleased to have Len added to our growing list of guests for this year’s show! To celebrate their 10 year anniversary Granitecon expands to a two day show next September 28-29th and moving into the much larger Expo Hall of the Manchester Radisson! Rest assured more announcements will be coming as we prepare for this epic show! Check out our Facebook page and website for more updates.

VA – The Art of Magic Making

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Artist Charles Vess presents a program at the Grace Street Theatre on Thursday April 18th at 7:00 pm! There will be a reception following at the James Branch Cabell Memorial Library with a display of art from the book.

Press Release:

Charles Vess, recipient of Eisner and World Fantasy Awards and many other accolades, also a VCU alumnus (B.F.A. 1974), will discuss his newest book project, The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, and his career of visual magic making. Following the event will be a book sale and signing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Any unclaimed seats at curtain time will be released on a first-come basis. Registration will open soon. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street and West Main Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call (804) 828-0593 prior to April 15.

Grace Street Theater
Virginia Commonwealth University | School of the Arts
934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23284-3048

MA – Poems to Learn by Heart Signing

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Caroline Kennedy and illustrator Jon J Muth speak on Thursday, March 28 at 6pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Co-sponsored by the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

Tickets required

In this new companion to A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy shares a new collection of poems about everything from sports to nature to friendship. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, this diverse anthology is for the young, the old, and everyone in between. Acclaimed illustrator Jon J Muth (Zen Shorts, Stone Soup, Three Questions) will also be speaking at the event.

This event is co-sponsored by the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site. It is located just a few blocks away at 83 Beals Street in Brookline and will be open from 1-5 that day.

With each pre-order of Poems to Learn by Heart, you will receive one free ticket with the option to buy up to 3 additional tickets for $5 each. On salevia Brookline Booksmith or by calling us at (617) 566-6660.

Coolidge Corner Theatre 
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

CA – Before Watchmen Signing

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Comic legend Len Wein (co-creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and more) signs at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

TX – Masters of Macabre Sign

Horror masters Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein) and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) appear at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, December 8th signing their works, talking shop, and answering your questions!

RSVP on Facebook!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Midtown Comics Signings & Exclusives at NYCC 2012

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Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to announce a series of high-profile exclusive items and creator signings and events at the largest pop-culture event on the east coast: New York Comic-Con! Join the staff of Midtown Comics for the party of the year!

Uncanny Avengers #1: Midtown-exclusive cover from Marvel Comics, by J. Scott Campbell:
Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! and witness the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike!  It all happens in Uncanny Avengers #1, by the superstar dream team of Rick Remender and John Cassaday and Midtown Comics presents an exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell, available at NYCC and in-store. 

Visit Midtown Comics’ booth #1638 at NYCC and catch up with all of the exclusive items, creator signings and more. Coupons will be given out for big discounts valid at Midtown Comics NYC stores and online.

Midtown exclusive items:
Along with our exclusive Uncanny Avengers #1 variant cover by J. Scott Campbell, we’ll be offering two exclusive covers for Walking Dead: The Official Magazine #1 from Titan Magazines, exclusive Black PantherScarlet Spider, andAvengers tees, a brand-new Avengers vs. X-Men ® 9FIFTY SNAPBACK cap from New Era, the limited edition Khem figure from Captain Action, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s new book Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism, a Jim Steranko & Stanley Artgerm Lau variant cover for Heavy Metal magazine #3and Brian Haberlin’s new hardcover graphic novel Anomaly.

 

Midtown Comics Booth Signings:

FRIDAY

2:00-4:00

Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways)

and Fiona Staples  (Saga, Mystery Society, Northlanders, Jonah Hex)

 

SATURDAY

12:30-1:30

Matt Wagner (Sandman Mystery Theatre, Grendel, Mage, Madame Xanadu)

 

3:00-4:00

Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Baltimore, Amazing Screw-On Head)

and Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Baltimore, Joe Golem)

 

5:00-6:00

Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire)

 

SUNDAY

12:00-1:00

Andy Diggle (Doctor Who, The Losers, Daredevil, Thunderbolts, Swamp Thing)

 

Madame Tussauds New York presents: THOR!

A life-sized wax figure of THOR as portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth from Madame Tussauds New York will be at our booth from Friday-Sunday for free photo ops with fans.  Unveiled for the first time in April, THOR is part of Madame Tussauds New York’s new interactive Marvel experience which also features wax likenesses of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, a 15-foot-tall Hulk as well as an exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience – a new, short film with thrilling special effects.  Madame Tussauds New York is located at 234 W. 42nd Street, between Seventh & Eighth Avenues.  For more information visit www.nycwax.com or call (866) 841-3505 

All NYCC Midtown exclusives and event info can be found on our blog: www.blog.midtowncomics.com 

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown and a mini-boutique in the historic FAO Schwarz toy store on Fifth Ave., in NYC.  Follow us on Facebook,TwitterTumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

CA – Ozymandias Signing

Eisner Award-Winner LEN WEIN, creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, editor of the original Watchmen, and writer of Batman: The Animated Series) signs Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 at Galaxy of Comics on Wednesday July 4th, 2012, from 3 PM to 6 PM!

RSVP on Facebook!

Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406

 

 

Boston Comic Con 2012 Panel Schedule


Press Release:

The Boston Comic Con announces its panel schedule for the 2012 convention! Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the brightest stars in comic book history between the rare reunion of MAD artists to the youngest new talents from the pages of Womanthology. This year’s line up of talent is certainly one that is not to be missed! In addition Boston Comic Con hosts several Geek Week Events including stand up comedians, a film festival, a costume contest, and much, much more! See below for the schedule and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!

Tickets are currently available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with paid adult admission!

Saturday April 21, 2012
Panel Room 102

Drawing for Kids: 11am-12pm
Katie Cook (Gronk) leads a “Drawing For Kids” workshop. Kids and their parents are invited to learn to fine art of cartooning!

All Ages Comics Panel: 12pm-1pm
Skottie Young (Marvel’s Oz books), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts) talk about how to appeal to both the incoming crowd of young readers and longtime, stalwart fans of comic books.

Womanthology: 1pm-2pm
Founder Renae de Liz and contributors Cat Staggs, Ming Doyle, Ellen Crenshaw, Stacie Ponder, Megan Brennan, and Ceili Conway discuss their work on one of Kickstarter’s most successful projects and the state of female creators in the industry.

Spotlight on Jill Thompson: 2pm-3pm
The creator of Scary Godmother and Beasts of Burden speaks about her art and career. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with one of the best in the biz!

Legends: 3pm-4pm
Legendary talents Joe Sinnott (inker Fantastic Four), Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein), Herb Trimpe (co-creator of Wolverine), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin) talk about their long careers and how they’ve changed the industry.

Michael Golden, Storytelling: 4pm-5pm
Artist Michael Golden discusses his method of telling a story visually as one of the most influential artists in the business with credits on titles like Dr. Strange, Star Wars, X-Men and more.

Creator Owned Comics: 5pm-6pm
Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), Becky Cloonan (Wolves), Ben Templesmith (Wormwood: Gentlemen Corpse), and Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy) speak about indie comics and their growing influence in the comic market.

Geek Week Events
Panel Room 108
11am-12pm: Convention Survival
12pm-1:30pm: Nerds of Prey
1:30pm-2:00pm: P. Sawyer & Hurley’s “The Complete Works of Batman Abridged”
2pm-2:30pm: Magic the Gathering: The Show
2:30pm-3pm: Quest
3pm-4pm: Star Wars “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”
4pm-5pm: Comics on Comics
5pm-6pm: Superhero Wedding
6pm-6:30pm: Anime Trivia

Sunday April 22, 2012
Panel Room 102

Legends of Mad Magazine: 11am-12pm
The “Usual Gang of Idiots” reunite to reminisce about the creation of MAD, the most influential humor magazine of the 20th century. Join Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr, and Al Jaffee for a rare event with the artists of Mad Magazine.

Eastman & Bisley: 12pm-1pm
Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Simon Bisley (Hellblazer) speak about their comic projects both independently and collaboratively in the pages of Heavy Metal.

DC Comics Panel: 1pm-2pm
The New 52 revitalized the DC Universe for a new generation of readers. Meet the creators who have revolutionized the comic industry includng Francis Manapul (The Flash), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (The Ray), Ivan Reis & Joe Prado (Aquaman).

Marvel Comics Panel: 2pm-3pm
Face front, True Believers! Artists Tim Sale (Captain America: White), Steve Epting (Captain America), Alex Maleev (Daredevil), and Mark Brooks (X-Men) speak about their projects at the House of Ideas. Make Mine, Marvel!

Costume Contest: 3pm-4pm

Geek Week Events
Panel Room 108
11am-12pm: The Pop Culture Professor: Dr. Rebecca Housel
12pm-12:30pm: Run Button Podcast
12:30pm-1:00pm: The Arsenal
1pm-1:30pm: Magic the Gathering: The Show
1:30pm-2pm: Achievement Unlocked
2pm-3pm: Bump
3pm-4pm: Geek Week Comedy Collider
4pm-4:30pm: Quest

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 40,000 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 Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website atwww.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

IL – Gates of Gotham Signing

Writers Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins sign at Dreamland Comics on Monday December 19th from 4 to 6pm! Snyder also writes Batman, Swamp Thing, and American Vampire.  Higgins writes the DC New 52 titles Nightwing and Deathstroke. Dreamland will have a limited quantity of books available.

Dreamland Comics
105 West Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL 60048

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