Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Conventional Weekend NYC

The places to be this coming weekend, June 23-24th. Make plans to hit up every one of these events. All the cool kids are doin it.

MoCCA Arts Festival
Puck Building (293 Lafayette at Houston), New York City, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Festival Program
(Please note: this year's programming will be held at the MoCCA gallery, located at 594 Broadway, just two blocks from the Puck Building.)

Saturday, June 23
10:15am - 10:55am Paul Karasik on Fletcher Hanks
11:00am - 12:15pm D+Q Cartoonists' Showcase: Gabrielle Bell, Anders Nilsen, Kevin Huizenga
12:20pm - 1:25pm Applying for Grants and Scholarships
1:30pm - 2:35pm Festival Award: Alison Bechdel
2:45pm - 3:55pm Keith Knight
4:00pm - 5:00pm Jeffrey Brown
5:05pm - 6:10pm Lauren Weinstein
Sunday, June 24
10:30am - 11:00am Minx: The Face of Modern Fiction
11:00am - 11:40am Austin Grossman (author of Soon I Will Be Invincible)
11:45am - 12:45pm Reportage, Memoir and Comics: David Axe, Brendan Burford, Greg Cook, and Ted Rall
12:50 pm - 1:55 pm AWP Roundtable: Gabrielle Bell, Alex Holden, Tom K., Jon Lewis, Aaron Renier, and Karen Sneider
2:00pm - 3:00pm Kim Deitch
3:00pm - 3:55pm Craig Yoe
4:00pm - 5:00pm Joe Matt
5:05pm - 6:05pm Nordic Animation Screening
All that terrific programming, plus hundreds of your favorite cartoonists, book premiers and the best independent/self published fare the American comics community has to offer. We'll also be throwing down at this:

Big Apple Comic-Con
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St.
10am-7pm Sat & Sun
The oldest and longest running Comic, Art and Toy, Sci-Fi show in New York City, Big Apple features hundreds of guests from diverse walks of geekdom, from Daredevil artist Alex Maleev to wrestler Roddy Piper.

Forbidden Planet 20% OFF Sale
The newsletter version of this WP features a terrific coupon good for this generous discount on any and all items in stock. See the back page for details. You'd be crazy not to take advantage of this, Crazy. Also! You wanna go to MoCCA. You wanna hit up Big Apple. You love Forbidden Planet. But all that travelling, oh veh! Never fear as a shuttle van's gonna be provided to cart you around to all three hip shindigs.

Windy Corner @ Union Pool
Come party with the stars in Williamsburg, as Forbidden Planet wage slave Austin English celebrates the release of Windy Corner magazine. 6/22/07, 8pm, 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn.

Top Shelf Anniversay Party!
Be sure to join us on Saturday evening, June 23rd, for the10th Anniversary Party of Top Shelf Comics. Come help celebrate that they're still here, still publishing phenomenal stuff, and chuggin along full speed! Congratulations and kudos to Chris, Brett, and the whole gang.

Saturday, June 23rd
9pm - After Hours
43 West 26th Street

One last thing before I hit the bricks: this week's World War Hulk tie-ins are Ghost Rider #12, Incredible Hulk #107, and Iron Man #19.

Dig it.



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