There will be yet another Another Anime Convention this year! It will be held October 17-19 in Manchester, NH, and features voice actors, musicians, panels, artists, vendors, and of course cosplay events galore. For more information visit http://www.anotheranimecon.com/
John Scalzi is on tour with his new novel Lock In and will be making two stops in New England:
- September 15th at 7:00pm at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA
- September 16th at 7:00pm at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH
Kurt Springs will read and sign his new novel The Price of Vengeance on the following dates:
- Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA on June 12th from 7:00-9:00pm.
- Toadstool Books in Milford, NH on June 19th from 6:00-8:00pm.
- Bayswater Book Co. in Center Harbor, NH during their New England Author Fair on June 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm.
- White Birch Books in North Conway, NH on July 12th at 2:00pm.
- Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH September 13th-14th.
The 2014 New Hampshire Renaissance Faire will be held May 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th in Kingston, NH.
The NH Renaissance Faire is a family friendly, educational, visual, theatrical and fantastical event held in gorgeous, (and central), Kingston, NH. From historical knights to fantastical fairies, NHRF brings together education and fun for the whole family. Our merchants are mainly local artisans with an emphasis on hand made items including costumes, jewelry, pottery, herbals, weaponry, and more. Some will even demonstrate their craft live for your enjoyment.
Learn more at http://www.nhrenfaire.com/.
Tickets are going on sale for “Marvel Universe Live,” a live-action show based on the Marvel characters.
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.
To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.
The show will come to the following New England locations in 2015 — yes, that’s 2015, a year and a half away.
Hartford, CT — October 23 to October 25, 2015
Manchester, NH — October 29 to November 1, 2015
The website also lists “Worchester, MA” as a “coming soon” entry, no date given but presumably also in 2015. There are also shows in New York and New Jersey if those work better for you. See the complete tour list and buy tickets at http://www.marveluniverselive.com/tours-tickets.php.
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/