The Eastport Pirate Festival will be held in Eastport, ME the weekend of September 5th-7th. Be sure to check out the bed race! You’ll be all warmed up and ready to go for “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on September 19th. Go to http://www.eastportpiratefestival.com/ for details.
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.
Visit http://www.bangpopmaine.com/ for more information.
[Tip via Convention Scene]
Here are some comic book stores that are hosting special events on Free Comic Book Day, May 3rd. Check with your local comic book store to see what’s happening there!
Jetpack Comics, Rochester: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/10/nh-fcbd-tmnt-reunion/
Stairway to Heaven Comics, Exeter: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/14/nh-free-comic-book-day-2014-2/
Harrison’s Comics, Nashua: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/28/nhma-free-comic-book-day-2014/
Double Midnight Comics, Manchester: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/03/28/nh-free-comic-book-day-2014/
Shellback Artworks, Wells: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/11/tmnt-30th-anniversary-signing/
That’s Entertainment, Worcester: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/12/ma-free-comic-book-day-2014/
Comicazi, Somerville: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/28/ma-free-comic-book-day-2014-3/
New England Comics, multiple locations: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/26/ma-fcbd-new-england-comics/
Rubber Chicken Comics, Bellingham: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/26/ma-free-comic-book-day-2014-2/
Harrison’s Comics, Salem and Woburn: http://www.conventionscene.com/2014/04/28/nhma-free-comic-book-day-2014/
The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held on May 18th in Portland, ME.
Since 2009, MeCAF has been Portland’s annual showcase for comic arts bringing creators to the public. Unlike a typical comic convention, there are no dealers and stores set up, just writers, artists and publishers.
We will have over 100 comic writers and artists on hand for this event. There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics.
You can find out more at http://mainecomicsfestival.com/.
PortConMaine, “Maine’s Largest Geek Culture Celebration,” will take place June 19-22 in Portland, ME.
PortConMaine is Maine’s first, longest running, and largest convention celebrating the hobbies that enrich our lives. Join us for a celebration of geek culture interests including anime, gaming, science fiction, costuming, fantasy, video gaming, boffer combat, comics, pop culture, steampunk, and more! Come to enjoy your current favorite fandom and learn something new about another! Meet old and new friends and join the community– let’s celebrate the interests we enjoy together!
As a special incentive and thank you for those of you who pre-register to PortCon, PortCon offers a FREE fourth day to attendees who pre-register! Thursday is a day full of events for only those people who register ahead of time. So to get the most of your PortConMaine experience- don’t forget to register in time!
Learn more at http://www.portconmaine.com/.
Comics artist Klaus Janson has worked for Marvel and DC Comics since the 1970’s. He will be appearing at Casablanca Comics in Portland, ME on March 1st from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Details are available at http://www.casablancacomics.com/event/meet-klaus-janson-legendary-marvel-and-dc-comics-artist/.