Beat Retreat: GameStop Expo 2016, video game camp holds comic surprises

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Last week GameStop managers and employees got the royal treatment from the retailer’s various vendors and partners at GameStop Expo 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The three day show is built as part reward for GameStop employees and part sales training from the many companies selling their products in GS stores. The final day […]

National Book Festival 2016: The Archive of Cartoonist Interviews!

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Your tax dollars at work! Not only does the Library of Congress sponsor the annual National Book Festival, but they archive lots of digital material online! (And if that doesn’t knock your socks off, the Library also collects and archives multimedia in a variety of formats… an original print of Star Wars: A New Hope… […]

National Book Festival 2016: Everything You Need To Know, Comics Edition!

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The 2016 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. Originally sited on the Mall, it was relocated a few years ago due to concern about the thousands of attendees effect on the grounds. Who’s appearing from the wonder world of comics? […]

Long Beach Comic Con 2016: A Show Primed For Bigger Things

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Eight years ago, Long Beach Comic Con held its inaugural show with the likes of the legend himself Stan Lee. Through a down economy and one weird name change, the show continues its steady growth as 2016 brought it to the edge of the uncanny valley of growing a convention. There’s a lot to talk […]

LeftField and Crunchyroll team for Anime NYC, a new show

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LeftField Media, the events company behind Awesome Con, Play Fair and more events, is bringing an anime back to NYC in 2017 with the aptly named Anime NYC, with Crunchyroll, the streaming anime service as primary sponsor, and Funimation, Viz and Kinokuniya also aboard. The event will take place November 17-19, 2017 at the Javits […]

Tonight to do: First Second’s 10th anniversary party at Mama Says Comics Rock

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We mentioned yesterday that the Brooklyn Book Festival is raging throughout the boroughs this week with a ton of Bookend Events, but the MUST DO is tonight: a party to celebrate 10 years os First Second at the newish Brooklyn comics shop Mama Says Comics Rock. Thursday, September 15 
7:00pm 
Free 
 Come join us […]

Brooklyn Book Festival 2016: Lots of Graphic Novel Goodness!

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Fall approaches, and once again, the Brooklyn Book Festival will take place this weekend at Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding locales! Held since 2006, this literary festival has always had a strong graphic novel presence, and this year offers another strong mix of creators! You can easily spend the entire day just at the graphic […]

Next Year’s Angoulême Comics Festival Will Not Be As Awful As This Year’s

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Relying on the old Google translate a bit here, but it looks like the 44th Festival of Comics of Angoulême has taken some steps to make sure it is not as horrible, sexist and out of touch as this year’s, an event which provided months of fodder for scorn, sarcasm and calling people “un cretin […]