By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent
It seems that all things comic book related is being saved up for the San Diego Comic-Con International. The list is a little lighter, but I've already peeked into August and more events throughout the west are on the horizon for August.
Listen up Browncoats! A Little Known Shop located in Anaheim, California will be co-hosting with @2sketchydames a "Firefly" Fan Art Show on Saturday, July 12 from 6 – 10 PM. Grab your caps and don't be late.
Devil's Playground and Yadi presents Star Girls Burlesque Show in Santa Ana, California Saturday, July 12. The sexy, campy themed variety acts make up this popular Southern California show. Door open at 6 PM. Show is $30 and for attendees at least 18 years old.
Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza and Molly Danger creator Jamal Igle will be signing a limited number of variant covers at Sphinx Comics, Cards and Collectibles in Riverside, California on Saturday, July 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The event celebrates the deaf-owned store's first anniversary.
Last month I lamented that I would be stewing in jealousy and envy, but now I will be attending the grand-daddy con, San Diego Comic-Con International, running July 24 – 27. Me and a few others (like 130,000!) will stroll the exhibition hall, attend panels, and just hobnob with a lot of cool people. Hope to see you there!
The Clackamas Town Center Mall in Portland, Oregon as a quintet of comic talent converging on Barnes & Noble on Saturday, July 19. Meet Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Joe Keatinge, Jamie S. Rich, and Joshua Williamson for discussion, signing and a drawing of prizes. Event starts at 3 PM.
Bridge City Comics in Portland will host a signing with a trio of talent. Erika Moen (Dar, Bucko, Oh Joy, Sex Toy), Lucy Bellwood (Grand Adventure, Baggywrinkles), and Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots) will be on hand from 6 to 9 PM on Saturday, July 19 and the event is free.
And, plan early for these very popular events coming up in August:
StocktonCon looks to be the con to attend over the weekend of August 9 and 10. Danny Glover, Denise Crosby, Nicholas Brendon and C. Thomas Howell are just a few of the celebrities listed for this central California show held in Stockton. A two-day pass is $15, but watch out if ordering online (TicketMaster will charge you an extra $7 per ticket!). Check out their website where they include podcasts with industry creators such as Joshua Ortega and Ramon Villalobos.
While I try to cover all the major event happenings as well as some of the signing events along the West Coast, if I missed your event, please post the details in the article's comment section. And for those with events coming up in future months, please feel free to reach out to me via Twitter @mcbrittany2014.
Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar and semi-professional photographer currently editing an upcoming anthology on the influence of James Bond on popular culture. She regularly posts reviews and analysis on the spy/espionage genre on her blog, Spyfi & Superspies.