Geek in the City

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Issue 154 – Gender and Respect at Geek Conventions – Hunger Games and Racist America

With Scott and Dan out on assignment at Wrath of the Titans, Kielen and Aaron are joined by Merrick Monroe and Kaebel Hashitani of Sequential Arts Gallery to talk 1st Thursday in Portland and their April showing from Rich Ellis. Also, what starts as a show with no prep becomes a fantastic conversation about the so-called “Fake Geek Girl“, respectful attention at geek conventions, a leveling of the gender field, and how you can make things better. Finally, a heavier Fun With Race as the Hunger Games gets young America to raise it’s ugly ass head. This is a good one friends. Get it!

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Dos Buenos, or…

… Sophomore Superior!

‘Sabertooth Vampire’ & ‘La Brujeria’ unleash second issues at Bridge City Comics signing party Oct. 21

DATE/TIME: Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Bridge City Comics (3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR)

On Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., MIKE RUSSELL (“Sabertooth Vampire”) joins forces with AARON DURAN and JAMES SINCLAIR (“La Brujeria”) for a blowout Issue 2 release party at Bridge City Comics.

The creators are teaming up to roll out the second issues of their comics — “The Sabertooth Vampire” and “La Brujeria.”

Writer Aaron Duran ( http://geekinthecity.com ) and artist James Sinclair (a colorist on “Hellboy” and “The Flash”), joined by editor/letterer Jennifer Alvin, will sign Issue #2 of “La Brujeria” — their supernatural comedy about Althalia, a “gifted” temp who gets a job at a pawn shop that’s actually a front for a team dedicated to Fairy Tale Domestication. In the new issue, Golden Bought Pawn takes a job under Portland’s streets as mystical powers rise to shake the city to its foundations. See why Mark L. Miller of Ain’t It Cool News said “LA BRUJERIA is definitely something I want to read more of.”

Meanwhile, Mike Russell signs “Sabertooth Vampire Unleashed,” which collects Season Two of Russell’s webcomic ( http://www.sabertoothvampire.com ) about a tiny vampire hampered by his oversized fangs. Will he pull his teeth out of the ground long enough to actually bite someone? Probably not. Over 56 pages, Season Two frequently contradicts itself as Russell dives into the Saber-Vamp’s personal life — his awkward teenage years, his stints as King Arthur and a caveman, his solo dance parties, and his awkward trip around the world after someone mistakes him for a garden gnome. Lauren Davis of io9.com called the comic “an amazing bit of silliness…. Yes, it’s a one-note joke, but damn if Russell doesn’t milk it for all it’s worth.”

The authors are available for interviews. Contact Michael Ring at Bridge City Comics ( info@bridgecitycomics.com or 503-282-5484 ) to get in touch with the creators.


Geek in the City Radio Issue 99

In this issue of GeekintheCity Radio, the boys are joined by engineer extraordinaire Fatboy Roberts as they delve into all things pop culture. Including cop rides, gorgeous Superman fan films, and Alan Moore reviewing classic movies. But first, a double Pulling From Aaron’s Box with The Death of Spider-Man Prelude and Northlanders: The Siege of Paris. Then, a new and exciting segment for GeekintheCity Radio – Dally Demands – The movie you must watch on Netflix streaming. Finally, Bobby Roberts delves into the awesome that shall be Marvel vs. Capcom 3. All that, and bearded glory!

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Stumptown Comics Arts Awards Open For 2011

The Stumptown Comics Fest, the largest creator-focused comics convention in the Pacific Northwest, is now accepting submissions of comic work for consideration by our judges for the 2011 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards. Publishers and creators interested in submitting work should include one copy of each title to be considered, accompanied by an official Entry Submission form which can be downloaded from the Stumptown Comics Fest website at http://www.stumptowncomics.com/scf11/2011-comic-arts-awards-submission.pdf.

Categories for this year’s awards include Best Artist, Best Writer, Best Cartoonist, Best Letterer, Best Colorist, Best Publication Design, Best Small Press, and Best New Talent. Any work published after April 2010 will be eligible, and digital comics (meaning any comic published either online or for mobile devices) are also eligible for any category by following the instructions on the submission form. No submission fee will be required or collected for the 2011 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards. Submitters may not submit more than five distinct works per category, but works may be submitted in any number of categories.

Entries must be postmarked no later than the submission deadline of February 25, 2011 to be considered, and should be mailed to this address:

Stumptown Comics Foundation
Comic Arts Awards 2011 Submission
P.O. Box 40343
Portland, OR 97209-0343

In a departure from previous years, all work submitted will be subject to consideration by a jury of industry professionals. The jury will issue a final ballot in March 2011, which will be available as a pdf download for voting by any and all professionals, fans and readers of the comic arts. The votes will determine the final winners of each category, which will be tabulated and awarded at the Awards Ceremony to be held during the Stumptown Comics Fest on April 16 & 17th 2011 in Portland, Oregon.

Any questions about the Comic Arts Awards should be directed to the Director of the Comics Fest, Indigo Kelleigh at Director@stumptowncomics.com.

Geek in the City Radio Issue 72

Greetings Programs! In this family friendly issue of GeekintheCity Radio (I know, shocking), Scott and Aaron are joined by Mailman Chris as they recap the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. Then, Pulling From Aaron’s Box focuses on the newest title from Radical PublishingTime Bomb by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray, with art by Paul Gulacy. Next, Scott gives a short review of Salt and explains why the film didn’t work. Finally, Mailman Chris tells you all the exciting game news coming down the pipe. All that, and lots of cupcakes! Only on GeekintheCity Radio.

As always – GeekintheCity Radio is brought to you by Things From Another World and the Murderland Comic Release Party on August 4.

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