Comic events in the Bay Area are starting to slow down as we come to the end of 2016, so I’ve started looking out at cons coming our way in 2017.
As for this week in events, we’re looking at Local Comic Shop Day on November 19. Many comic shops are participating. We have a list of comic shops in the Bay Area here. If shops appear to be planning anything above and beyond we’ve mentioned it in this event listing.
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November 14 – 21, 2016
When: November 18 – 20
Where: Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street in Oakland
What: “The major focus of Kraken Con is to create an open and inviting convention for fandoms in all genres to come together and celebrate the animated worlds and characters we enjoy.”
More info: http://www.krakencon.com/
Screening: Officer Downe
When: November 18 – 23
Where: Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street in San Francisco
What: Officer Downe is the comic book creation of Joey Casey and Chris Burnham. The title was adapted for the silver screen by Slipknot’s Michael Shawn Crahan. Early reports suggest the film preserves the comic’s dark and over-the-top ultra-violent narrative. It’s only screening at the Roxie for six nights so don’t miss it.
More info: http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/officer-downe/?instance_id=16264
Local Comic Shops Day
When: November 19
More info: http://localcomicshopday.com/
Cape and Cowl One-Year Anniversary Party featuring
Dave Dwonch, Justin Greenwood, Ramon Villalobos, Logan Faerber, and more
When: November 19
Where: Cape and Cowl Comics
1601 Clay Street in Oakland
What: The Bay Area’s youngest comic book store will celebrate one-year on November 19. They shop has big celebration plan include rare collectible prints and pins (check out the pins at this link), a star-studded line-up of guests, and more.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/204869236591381/
Darick Robertson Signing
When: November 19
Where: Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff
What: Darick Robertson will be signing copies of Valient’s Harbinger Renegades as part of Local Comic Shop Day. Flying Colors will also carry an exclusive first issue of the Valiant title.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/152517491843185/
Matt Sheean, Simon Roy, and Malachi Ward Signing
When: November 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Mission: Comics and Art
2250 Mission Street in San Francisco
What: Sheean, Roy, and Ward will sign copies of the recently published trade paperbacks of Ancestor and Habitat. The two titles were serialized in the Brandon Graham and Emma Rios Image project Island.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/995163667261783/
Andy Warner Signing
When: November 19 (time TBD)
Where: The Escapist Comic Shop
3090 Claremont Avenue in Berkeley
What: Andy Warner will be in-store to sign copies of Brief Histories of Everyday Objects.
More info: http://www.escapistcomics.com/
David Faroz Precht Signing
When: November 19 at 1 p.m.
Where: Dr. Comics and Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland
What: David Faroz Precht will sign copies of his Tethered!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1208200139254030/
Black Comix Art Festival
When: January 15-16, 2017
Where: San Francisco Public Library and City View at Metreon
What: “The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. The two-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.”
More info: http://bcaf.norcalmlkfoundation.org/
East Bay Comic Con (tentative)
When: February 12, 2017
Where: Concord Hilton
1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord
More info: http://eastbaycomiccon.com
Colossus Con 2017
When: April 8, 2017
Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds
What: “Colossus Con is the ultimate pop culture convention event. Catering to the fans to enjoy the comforts of fandom without the corporate hustle and bustle.”
More info: http://www.colossuscon.com/
Silicon Valley Comic Con
When: April 21 – 23, 2017
Where: San Jose Convention Center
More info: http://svcomiccon.com/
San Francisco Comic Con
When: September 1-3, 2017
Where: Moscone Center West
747 Howard Street in San Francisco
More info: http://sanfrancomiccon.com