ComicsLive | A guide to upcoming comic-related events

Welcome to ComicsLive, a guide to upcoming signings, conventions and other comic-related events. Information on submitting your event can be found at the bottom of this post.

This weekend

Chicago | Mark Millar, Dan Slott, Jason Aaron and more will be at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for Wizard's Chicago Comic-Con.

A couple of events are occurring in conjunction with the show that are worth noting. There's a charity auction to benefit John Ostrander, who recently underwent surgery for glaucoma. Also, the Hero Initiative has teamed up with George Perez and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab to help con attendees find love. Not only can they improve their personal smell with a new fragrance based on Perez and Peter David's Sachs & Violens comic, but they can also bid on the opportunity to attend a speed dating session hosted by Perez. And it all benefits charity. What could be better?

Robot 6's Michael May attended last night's preview night and will have additional reports all weekend.

Las Vegas | 2009 Star Trek Convention, featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Lloyd, Zachary Quintos and many more.

Aug. 8

Seattle | Opening reception for "Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists" at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.

Toronto | Bone and RASL creator Jeff Smith will sign his books at the Indigo Book Store at 3401 Dufferin Street starting at 2 p.m.

Aug. 12

Brampton, Ohio | Artist Francis Manapul attend an Adventure Comics #1 release party at Stadium Comics, 499 Main Street S. starting at 2 p.m.

Los Angeles | Release party for Zombie Tales 2061, featuring writer Kim Krizan at Meltdown Comics.

All month long

Pittsfield, Mass. | The Storefront Artist Project hosts the month-long The Art of Scott Hanna exhibit, which features all sorts of events in August with Hanna, Joe Staton, Timothy Callahan and more.

Columbus, Ohio | "This is a Comic Book" art exhibit at the Mahan Gallery. The exhibit feature artwork by Anders Nilsen, Closed Caption Comics, Cole Johnson, Dorothy Gambrell, John Porcellino, Lauren Weinstein, Lee Mei Yan, Matt Furie, Mickey Zacchilli, Mike Taylor, Nate Powell, Panayiotis Terzis, Phonzie Davis and Ron Rege Jr., as well as a catalog/zine with essays by Anne Elizabeth Moore, Dave Filipi and J. Caleb Mozzocco.

More in August

Aug. 15 | Charity event featuring Kurt Busiek, Mike Grell and more in Puyallup, Washington

Aug. 15-16 | Dallas Comic Con

Aug. 22-23 | Mini MegaCon in Orlando

Aug. 22 | Opening reception for a Sergio Aragones exhibit at the Ojai Valley Museum


If you’d like to submit an event for inclusion, please email them directly to JK Parkin. Please include the venue, city and state, start time, event details and any related websites where we can send folks for more information. Virtual events, like online creator chats, are also welcome.

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