We don’t cover a lot of store signings, but this seems like kind of a big deal for a couple of reasons. Bill Willingham and Adam Hughes are kicking off the hotly anticipated Fairest series with a launch party/signing at The Source Comics and Games in Falcon Heights, Minnesota (a suburb of Saint Paul) on Wednesday, March 7.
Coming at a time when many readers are looking for comics that feature great female characters, Fairest focuses on the fairy tale women of Bill Willingham’s Fables. Willingham is writing the book; Hughes provides the covers.
Friday: WonderCon kicks off at noon at San Francisco’s Moscone Center South. The three-day convention features creator spotlights and signings, panel discussions, screenings and more (the complete programming schedule can be found here).
Special guests include Murphy Anderson, Sergio Aragones, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Colleen Doran, Mark Evanier, David Finch, Adam Hughes, Geoff Johns, Adam Kubert, Joe Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Darick Robertson, James Robinson, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Kevin Smith, Ethan Van Sciver and Judd Winick.
Friday: Golden Apple Comics and Comic Book Resources play host to a cocktail party and book signing with actress-writer Felicia Day (The Guild) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Comics, 7018 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.
Friday: For WonderCon attendees looking for evening fun, artist Dave Johnson is joining with Isotope owner James Sime for a tiki-bar crawl through San Francisco. It gets rolling at 8 p.m. at Bamboo Hut, 479 Broadway.
Saturday: Isotope and iFanboy present “100 Proof Hex,” a party featuring Jonah Hex collaborators Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke. The event will be from 7 p.m. to midnight at Isotope, 326 Fell St., San Francisco.