Author Appearance: Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth, author of the popular Divergent series, will appear at an event at Nevins Hall sponsored by the Barnes and Noble in Framingham, MA on July 8th at 7:00pm. This event requires a wristband in order to get a seat; contact Barnes and Noble via to find out how to get into this event.

Author Appearance: Max Gladstone

Author Max Gladstone will be presenting his new novel Full Fathom Five at the following upcoming events in New England:

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Author Appearance: Joshua Palmatier (Benjamin Tate)

Author Joshua Palmatier (who also writes as Benjamin Tate) will appear at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA on July 8th at 7:00pm.

Joshua Palmatier is a fantasy author with a PhD in mathematics. He is author of the “Throne of Amenkor” trilogy and the latest novel SHATTERING THE LEY, the start of a new series. Under the pseudonym Benjamin Tate, he has also published two additional fantasy novels. He has co-edited three SF&F-themed anthologies with Patricia Bray and published numerous short stories in additional anthologies, including the upcoming APOLLO’S DAUGHTERS. And recently he has founded the small press Zombies Need Brains LLC, which has published its first SF&F-themed anthology CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS and is working on a second.

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BangPop! Comic Con 2014

The BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention will be held in Bangor, ME September 20th-21st.

BangPop! Comic Con brings a vibrant weekend of panel discussions, educator workshops, gaming, cosplay, and anime & movie screenings, and a great display of creative talent with professional authors and artists. Our Artist Alley showcases amazing work by creators from Maine, New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Vendors and Special Guests are on hand all weekend to sate your desire for comics, books, art and more. It’s a chance to meet your favorite artists, illustrators, and writers – see their work, hear them speak and catch up on the newest talk of the comicsphere.

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Mythcon 2014

Mythcon 45 is the scholarly conference of the Mythopoeic Society at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, happening August 8th-11th. This year’s guests are author Ursula Vernon and Tolkien scholar Richard C. West.

Fantasy literature does not fit comfortably into any scheme. Both old and new, traditional and innovative, popular and elite, mainstream and esoteric, escapist and engaged, high-tech and anti-technology, fantasy defies definitions and transcends categories, dramatizing the incompleteness of our understanding of our own imaginations. At Mythcon 45 we will discuss the place of fantasy in our culture, our institutions, and our hearts.

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CaptainCon 2014

CaptainCon is a gaming convention with a focus on tabletop miniatures games, board games, and card games that will be held in Taunton, MA the weekend of July 25th-27th.

We feature around-the-clock gaming (literally, 24-hour access to the convention space including tournaments that start at midnight) with a mix of competitive organized play and casual gaming. Our signature Captain’s Log system rewards attendees for participating in events with points that they can use for prizes in our Treasure Chest of game products – players earn points for playing in tournaments, enjoying a pickup game with new friends using something from our board game library, or even just spending time in our hobby area painting their miniatures.

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Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire 2014

The 2014 Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire will be held in Ansonia, CT on three weekends: June 21-22, June 28-29, and July 5-6.

Explore an interactive fantasy world set in a time long ago where elves, fairies, orcs, goblins, animal-kin, dwarves, and magic are real. Patrons are encouraged (though not required) to dress up as one of our fantasy races to enhance your immersion in the storyline. Spend the day seeing live shows, combat, a thrilling storyline, over 50 handcrafted and unique artisans and delicious food. Fun for the whole family.

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Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival 2014

The Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival will be held in Montague, MA June 21st and 22nd. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to get a discount on your ticket price. To learn more see

Author Appearance: Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner

Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner will present their book Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA on June 13th at 7:00pm.

Comics is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW; from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga; from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. An unprecedented collection includes around 260 expertly chosen illustrations, many reproduced in full-page format for more sophisticated analysis.

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Connecticut ComiCONN 2014

Connecticut ComiCONN is a comic book, sci-fi, and collectible show being held in Bridgeport, CT on August 15th-17th. There will be multiple artist and actor guests, including guests of honor George Perez and David Finch, plus vendors, costume contests, and more. For details visit

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