Pictures from GraniteCon 2016

By Jason Harris

 

The 14th GraniteCon took place once again at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire on Sept. 17 and 18.

Author Stacey Longo.

The Joker.

Artist Karen Gosselin and her daughter.

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Emmet Brickowoski.

Author David Price.

Deadpool and friend.

Zoom and Felicity Smoak.

Joker and Harley Quinn.

Pictures from CT Horrorfest 2016

By Jason Harris

 

The 3rd Annual CT Horrorfest took place at The Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT. on August 27.

George Romero (Night of the Living Dead).

Author Stacey Longo.

Krampus.

Zach Galligan (Gremlins).

Stranger Things’ Eleven.

Mark Steger (Stranger Things).

Robert Maillet (The Strain).

Kevin Van Hentenryck (Basket Case).

Tyler Mane (2007s Halloween).

Jason Voorhees.

James Marshall (Twin Peaks).

Erika Ervin (American Horror Story),

The Women of The Evil Dead (Ellen Sandweiss, Besty Baker, and Theresa Tilly).

Ricou Browning (Creature from the Black Lagoon).

Pictures from TerrifiCon 2016

By Jason Harris

 

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Jeremy London (Mallrats).

The Hulkbuster.

Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy).

Stitch.

Katrina Law (Arrow).

Cobra Commander.

Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon).

Harley Quinn.

Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination).

Darth Vadars.

John Wesley Shipp (The Flash).

Lone Starr and Barf.

Author Stacey Longo.

Xena: Warrior Princess.

Wolverine.

Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats).

Star Wars characters.

René Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).

Davey Jones and Captain Barbossa.

Camren Bicondova (Gotham).

The Batmobile.


Road Warrior Animal.

Ghost Rider.

Artist Scott William Simmons.


Negan about to use Lucille on a victim.

Elastigirl.

Leeloo.


Poison Ivy and Zatanna.

Harley Quinn and the Joker.



Pictures from the 2016 New England Author’s Expo

By Jason Harris

 

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Author Tabitha Lord.

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Author Katherine Silva.

Editor Tanya Gold.

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Books & Boos Press/Rob Smales table.

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Author E.J. Stevens.

Author Jackie Leduc.

Author Ian Hiatt.

Joe Ross of Rosstrum Publishing.

Actor/Author Mark Goddard (Lost in Space).

Author Guntis Goncarovs.

Author B.B. Boudreau.

Christopher Obert of Pear Tree Publishing.

Author Christopher Paniccia.

Author M.R. Tighe.

Impressive Mark Two Added to Diversified Manufacturing Technologies’ Lineup of Services

By Stacey Longo

 

Diversified Manufacturing Technologies, LLC (DMT) has added a state-of-the-art Markforged Mark Two printer to its lineup of goods and services available to their customers.The Mark Two is an industry first, fiber filament 3-D printer that has the ability to make parts as strong as aluminum 6061. It prints in nylon, filling each part with close-packed reinforcement in continuous carbon fiber, Kevlar, or fiberglass. “These parts are extremely lightweight and durable,” said Diversified Manufacturing Technologies’ president, Andrew Tordanato. “With our ability to make fully functional parts right off the printer, we’re able to reduce project build times by 80%, and material and cost by 50%.”

Image is courtesy of markforged.com.

DMT provides parts, equipment, and services to manufacturing companies, enabling them to fulfill orders and accept jobs that the organizations may not have had the resources to accept in the past. They offer years of manufacturing experience along with extensive knowledge in additive manufacturing. “We understand how to simplify and make the best use of our machines and our processes in order to drive down prices while providing parts at a fast rate. The fact that we can make parts the right way the first time is a definite positive also,” Tordanato said.

With equipment like the Mark Two, DMT has broadened what it offers its customers. There are only a select number of these printers in use today. “[DMT] offers the services of this printer to companies who can’t or don’t want to invest in a printer to complete just one or two projects,” Tordanato explained. “We can now offer quick-turnaround prototypes that fully function, and build parts to replace ones currently made with conventional machining methods that are extremely heavy and have a long lead time. We can now help customers who currently use carbon fiber and fiberglass as their main focus area and material choice.”

Information about Diversified Manufacturing Technologies can be found on their website, www.divmfgtech.com. They offer services for any sized job and for every step of the manufacturing process, from file design and prototypes to large production runs and finishing applications. “You can find videos and updates on our social media accounts,” Tordanato added. “We’re always adding new services and capabilities.” Follow the company on Twitter @DivMfgTechLLC. For a free quote on a project, potential clients can contact Tordanato himself at atordanato@divmfgtech.com, or call (860) 919-9364.

Starfleet Captain Beams into Rhode Island Comic Con!

 

Don’t get lost in the Delta Quadrant or locked up in Litchfield Penitentiary. Kate Mulgrew is coming to the fifth annual Rhode Island Comic Con, November 11 through 13, 2016.

Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, or Galina “Red” Reznikov as fans of the hit Netflix program Orange is the New Black know her, has had a four-decade career spanning from soap operas where she played Mary Ryan on ABC’s Ryan’s Hope all the way to a seven-season journey through the Delta Quadrant as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. On stage, she has portrayed numerous characters on and off Broadway, including a one-woman show as Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five.

Rhode Island Comic Con is held at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin Donuts Center. Available through Ticketmaster and the Dunkin Donuts Center Box Office, Rhode Island Comic Con ticket prices are as follows: a 3-day pass to the show running November 11th through the 13th is $75 for adults and $30 for kids between the ages of 6 and 12. Daily admission is also available, as well as a VIP admission for $139. Attendees are strongly encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. For more information, visit the event’s website at www.ricomiccon.com.

Pictures from Day 2 and 3 of ConnectiCon Part 2

By Jason Harris

Jack Skellington and Sally.


Deadpool.


Stormtrooper Samurai.




Harley Quinn and Pikachu.



John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark) talking to a young fan.


Thor.








Harley Quinn and the Joker.


Authors Jamie K. Schmidt, Casey Wyatt, and Corrina Lawson.

This is the last ConnectiCon picture post. Thank you for taking the time to look at them.

Listening to Author Rob Smales

By Jason Harris

Today, I’m taking a break from my next post of pictures from ConnectiCon, which I have at least one or two posts left to bring you.

Last night I went to Pandemonium Books & Games in Cambridge, MA. to listen to author Rob Smales.

Smales read his story, “Those Little Bastards,” from his short story collection, Echoes of Darkness published by Books & Boos Press.

I would recommend if you ever have the chance to go to a book reading and signing by Smales then do it.He is an excellent reader. He really got into his reading and brought his story to life. It even had an unexpected ending, which you will have to find out for yourself. 


The perfect time to read “Those Little Bastards” and the other stories in Echoes of Darkness is now. There is a sale going on until July 18. The e-book is $1.99 and the paperback is $9.99. Click here for these great sale prices.

You can meet Rob Smales at the New England Author’s Expo on Wednesday, July 27, in Danvers, MA. He will be at the Books & Boos Press table.

Pictures from Day 2 and 3 of ConnectiCon Part 1

By Jason Harris

Gizmoduck.

Toy soldiers.

 

Dr. Frank N. Furter.

Leeloo.

Author Kevin J. Anderson.


Cruella De Vil.

Rey and BB-8.

Major Kira.

Harley Quinn.

Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation).



Queen Amidala.


Artist Steve Geiger showing how to draw Spider-man.

ConnectiCon 2016: Day One

By Jason Harris

 

ConnectiCon officially started today and runs until Sunday at the Connecticut Convention Center. There are celebrities, artists, vendors, and cosplayers at the convention. There are also Q & A sessions, panels, workshops, and much more.

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Walter Koenig (Star Trek).

Tiana, the frog princess.

Baymax

Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

He-man.

Nana Visitor (Star Trek: DS9).

Harley Quinn.


Guy Gilchrist.

Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings).


The Beast and Belle.