HeroesCon 2017 Welcomes Alan Davis, Jim Shooter & More

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 35th anniversary show including Alan Davis, Joe Quinones, Stephane Roux, Jim Shooter, Kevin Siers, Mark Texeira and more! HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

CRAIG BOLDMANArchie Comic, Tailipoe!, Cap’n Catnip, Superman
J CHRIS CAMPBELL | Creator of Neatobots, Zig Zag & Publisher of Wide Awake Press
ALAN DAVIS | Captain Britain, Batman, Marvelman, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail, X-Men, Hulk
TEE FRANKLIN | Bingo Love, Love Is Love, The Outfit, Inclusive Press
GHOSTWRITER X | Swordquest, Lucha Liberty, Down, Set, Fight!
BIZHAN KHODABANDEH | The Little Red Fish
SHAWN PRYOR | Cash & Carrie, Kentucky Kaiju, F.O.R.C.E.
JOE QUINONES | America, Howard the Duck, Star Wars, Black Canary/Zatanna
TIM RICKARD | Brewster Rockit, Space Guy!
STEPHANE ROUX | Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Zatanna, Birds of Prey, Action Comics, Batman
HEIDI SHEPHERD | Butcher Babies, Blood Sister
JIM SHOOTER | Legion of Super-Heroes, Secret Wars, Solar: Man of the Atom
KEVIN SIERS | Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Charlotte Observer?
DURWIN TALON & GUIN THOMPSONBeautiful Scars, Bonds, Batman
MARK TEXEIRA | Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Sabretooth, Jonah Hex, Space Punisher

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HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

IN – Darth Maul Signing

Writer Cullen Bunn (Darth Maul, The Damned, Drax) and artist John Tyler Christopher (Marvel’s action figure variant covers) sign at Downtown Comics on Saturday, May 20, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM!

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Downtown Comics North
5767 E 86th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250
(317) 845-9991

CA – X-Men Gold Signing

Writer Marc Guggenheim appears at Arsenal Comics on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4:00 till 6:00 PM! He will be signing copies of his brand new Marvel hit comic, X-Men Gold!

Marc has wrote many comics over the years which we will have also for him to sign! Check your collection though because you probably have tons of comics by him! He is also one of the main writers for all the CW’s DC shows like The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow! We can’t wait to have him at the store!

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Arsenal Comics & Games
2333 Michael Drive Newbury Park CA 91320
805-499-6197

NY – FCBD: Fourth World Comics Signings

Fourth World Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 6, 2017 with several creator signings!

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr, Peter David
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Fred van Lente, Reilly Brown, Cory Smith
  • 3:00 – 6:00 PM: Chandra Lee 
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Sean Chen

Fourth World Comics
33 Route 111, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-366-4440

SC – FCBD: Adam Kubert Signing

Press Release:

Join Borderlands Comics on Saturday May 6th for Free Comic Book Day! This family-friendly event is perfect for long-time fans or newcomers to comics. Due to the overwhelming crowds in previous years, we are going to open at 10 AM!!!

Thanks to the Hero Initiative we will have the spectacular Adam Kubert signing at the shop! Adam is the artist of the new Peter Parker: the Spectacular Spider-Man comic from Marvel. Don’t miss this rare chance to get books signed by a true icon! Details to be announced soon.

Artists will be on hand for free sketches:
Chris Hamer
Jason Gwinn
Josh Boroughs
Brandon Hendricks
Mitch Rogers
Travis Tutterow

The Upstate Droid Group and the Carolina Garrison 501st Legion will also be here!

The Blood Connection will be here starting at 8:00 am. Give blood and get a free SC Comicon Bloodshot T-Shirt and you’ll also be able to cut to the front of the line to get your free comics!

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Borderlands Comics & Games
1434 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 235-3488

CA – Deadpool: Bad Blood Signing

Meet Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld on Wednesday May 17th at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in L.A. for a Q&A and signing to celebrate the debut of Marvel’s first ever Deadpool OGN “Deadpool: Bad Blood” from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Each attendee will receive an exclusive ‘DAY OF RELEASE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY’ provided by Rob Liefeld and Key Collectibles.

Press Release:

Rob Liefeld’s legendary career began at the age of 18 years old. Fresh out of high school he was hired by both Marvel and DC Comics where he began laying the foundation for a resume that would define a generation. Rob has covered many of the industries top-tier franchises and produced memorable runs on diverse titles such as Cable, Wolverine, Deathstroke, Hawk and Dove, X-Men, X-Force, Fighting American, Spider Man, Hawkman, Teen Titans, and Deadpool.

Marvel Comics and Rob Liefeld now present Deadpool In his first Original Graphic Novel! Deadpool’s been shooting, stabbing and otherwise annoying people for a long time now. He’s made a lot of enemies. One he can’t quite place is the brutal Thumper, who keeps showing up out of the blue to pound him into jelly…..

“Deadpool: Bad Blood” needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove in order to receive a wristband to attend this event. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Wednesday May 17th at 9am to customers who purchase “”Deadpool: Bad Blood” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Personalization will be available
• Rob Liefeld will only be signing Deadpool: Bad Blood
• Absolutely No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

BoroughCon 2017 Announced for Memorial Day Weekend

Press Release:

Superhero, animation and gaming fans will soon converge on Utopia Parkway for a four-day celebration in a park-like setting.

St. John’s University will host BoroughCon, a new pop culture convention, over Memorial Day Weekend 2017, May 26-May 29. The event, which is expected to draw up to 20,000 attendees, will appeal to enthusiasts of heroic stories in film, television, gaming and graphic formats, as well as to those who enjoy anime and manga –animation and comics, respectively, in the Japanese tradition.

BoroughCon programming will include panels and autograph sessions with celebrities, gaming tournaments, screenings of both classic and as-yet unreleased films and TV shows, a vendors’ room and an artists’ alley. In addition to special programming for youth and children as well as their parents and grandparents, there will also be a cosplay competition.

“Cosplay is the performance art of creating costumes based on your favorite media characters, then embodying those characters for the audience,” BoroughCon CEO Matthew Goodison-Orr explains. “It has become a staple of these conventions, and cosplay is always one of the most popular draws.”

Media guests are currently being announced on BoroughCon.com and Goodison-Orr says, “BoroughCon will be able to deliver at least a couple of household names, as well as several actors well-known to everyone from all walks of life within the nerd community.”

Current guests include:
•    Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies)
•    Khary Payton (The Walking Dead, Young Justice, Teen Titans)
•    Dante Basco (Hook, American Dragon: Jake Long)
•    Steven Blum (animated voice of Wolverine, record holder for most video game credits)
•    Cree Summer (Codename: Kids Next Door, Inspector Gadget)
•    Jess Harnell (Crash Bandicoot, Animaniacs)
•    Grey DeLisle (Scooby-Doo, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
•    Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars: Rebels, Ghost in the Shell)
•    Chester Rushing (Stranger Things)
•    Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys, Family Guy)
•    Grizz Chapman (30 Rock, The Lair)

The nerd community, he said, includes fans of comic books, manga, gaming, and science fiction/fantasy movies and television shows—and a great many self-professed nerds live in underserved neighborhoods of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. Comic creators appearing include Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans), Mike Grell (Green Arrow, Jon Sable), Tony Bedard (Supergirl, Birds of Prey)  Mark McKenna (Combat Jacks, Exiles).

“Surprisingly, New York City and the surrounding area runs short of adequate event space despite the world-class sports and concert venues,” says Goodison-Orr, who, when he served three years as CEO of Orlando’s KnightroKon, catered to up to 40,000 fans a year. “None of the hotels have anywhere enough meeting space for a convention of BoroughCon’s size, and the Javits Center is already home to New York Comic Con, with which we have no desire to invite comparison. So my partners and I chose to focus on the Four Boroughs, and St. John’s became the clear choice.”

The decision to embrace the outer boroughs required very little persuasion.

“Queens has roughly the same population as Houston, and Brooklyn is almost the size of Chicago. Both those middle-American cities host multiple ‘cons’ annually. So why would we want to be the second-biggest-by-a-mile in Manhattan when we can build something new and different here?”

What will set BoroughCon apart, according to Goodison-Orr, is the degree to which fans will enjoy direct access to well-known guests.

“If you come to BoroughCon, you’ll get a chance to meet, shake hands with or get an autograph from someone whose work you admire,” he said. “BoroughCon will be for regular fans – the con for the rest of us.”

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For up-to-date information, visit boroughcon.com.

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Jamal Igle, Magdalene Visaggio, and Scott Koblish appear at East Side Mags from noon till 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

FL – Mark Texeira Signing

Artist Mark Texeira (Black Panther, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Vampirella, Red Sonja) signs at Yancy Street Comics on Sunday, April 30th from noon to 4:00 PM.

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Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

Planet Comicon Kansas City Welcomes the Incomparable Chris Claremont

Press Release:

Planet Comicon is honored to announce Chris Claremont as the latest celebrity creator set to join us on April 28 – April 30, 2017. Claremont is one of the most influential writers of superhero comics, renowned for his 17-year run on Uncanny X-Men. During that period, the X-Men became one of the most popular comic book franchises in history.
Claremont is credited with the creation of legendary characters like Legion, The New Mutants, Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Kitty Pryde and the White Queen amongst many others. It is a conservative estimate that Claremont has sold in excess of 750,000,000 comics worldwide.

Other featured creators include Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Dan Didio (DC Comics Publisher), Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Joseph Michael Linsner (Harley Quinn), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD), Neal Adams (Batman), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men) and many, many more!

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For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

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