Book Sale Ends in Two Days

By Jason Harris

 

Books & Boos Press, a small press located in Connecticut, has a sale on some of their titles including Secret Things by Stacey Longo and Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales. This sale ends this Friday, Dec. 2. You can find out what titles here.

You can check out the presses sale video on YouTube here.

Pictures from Super Megafest 2016 Fall Edition Part II

By Jason Harris

 

Welcome to my second post of pictures from Super Megafest took place back in October at the Royal Plaza Trade Convention Center in Marlborough, MA.

Artist Hannibal King.

The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart.

WWE Wrestler Rob Van Dam.

Harley Quinn and Rey.

Artist Joe St. Pierre.

Author Jackie Leduc.

BernNadette Stanis (Good Times).

Queen of the Paranormal Kadrolsha Ona.

David Mazouz (Gotham).

Fenham Publishing owner Jim Dyer.

Peter Facinelli (Twilight).

Cosplayer R.W. Martin and Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver).

Brian Krause (Charmed).

Artist Dan Nakrosis.

Steve Dash (Friday the 13th Part 2).

Author M.W. Schwartz.

Aileen Quinn (Annie) with her mom.

Actor Richard Grieco and author Stacey Longo.

Artist Bill Anderson.

Deathstroke and Sandra Taylor (Under Siege 2).

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Joker and Harley Quinn.

Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause (Charmed).

Darth Maul.

Cosplayer Zombie Leader.



Artist Heather Farrington.

Kyle Ren.

Klockow Comics.

Cosplayer Chelsea Von Chastity.


Illustrator Jason Casey.

Artist Craig Holland.


Artist Scott William Simmons.

Pictures from Super Megafest 2016 Fall Edition 

By Jason Harris

 

Super Megafest took place at the Royal Plaza Trade Convention Center in Marlborough, MA. back in October.

Meat Loaf

Stranger Things cosplay.

Author Stacey Longo.

Cobra Commander and Thor.

Ralph Macchio and William Zabka (The Karate Kid).

Zoom.

Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street).

Judge Dredd.

Model/actress Torrie Wilson.

Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things).

Jeremy Palko (The Walking Dead).

Jimmie Walker (Good Times).

Cosplayer Captain Kaycee.

Artist Mark McKenna.

Tony Todd (Candyman).

Artist Dave Devries.

John James (Dynasty).

Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas).

Rhode Warrior #1 Debuts at Rhode Island Comic Con

Altered Reality Entertainment and Rhode Island Comic Con have announced this week a new division to their ever-growing presence in the comic book and entertainment industry, Altered Reality Entertainment Comics. Altered Reality Entertainment Comics will release THE RHODE WARRIOR #1 on November 11 at the fifth anniversary Rhode Island Comic Con.
Written/Co-Created by: Ian Chase Nichols
Interior Art by: Chris Campana, Hannibal King, Ian Chase Nichols, Joe St. Pierre
Cover by: Pat Broderick and Sean Forney
Pinup by: Jay Kennedy
[Assistants: Griffin Ess, Jay Kennedy, Robert Carmona]
24 pages • ALL-AGES

In Issue #1, a vile new menace has brought his evil plans to Providence, which threatens the safety of the entire city and all its citizens! Local authorities have only one person to turn to—The Rhode Warrior. In a world filled with super-powered beings and villains of all types, she is Rhode Island’s new defender.

The Rhode Warrior’s adventures are all-ages superhero stories which take place in Providence and the surrounding areas. The Rhode Warrior is a tough character with a strong sense of right and wrong. She is meant to embody the personality, strength, and resilience of the people of Rhode Island & New England.

“Steve (Perry) and the rest of Altered Reality Entertainment have given us an opportunity, and we are doing everything we can to deliver something new and exciting to the fans attending Rhode Island Comic Con. The Rhode Warrior has work by phenomenal creators that I grew up reading. Seeing them bring a superhero to Rhode Island is really something else,” commented the book’s co-creator, Ian Chase Nichols.

The Rhode Warrior #1 will be available exclusively at Rhode Island Comic Con, November 11 to 13 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center arena. Copies of the premiere issue may also be pre-ordered through the convention’s website, http://www.ricomiccon.com. Tickets to Rhode Island Comic Con are still available through their website, The Dunkin Donuts Center Box Office, and all Toy Vault locations.

Ian Chase Nichols has worked on multiple Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series for IDW, Imaginary Drugs (IDW), The Tick (NEC) and numerous other independent comics, books, and newspapers. He is also a graphic and web designer. He has been the lead designer for numerous award-winning books.

Altered Reality Entertainment, LLC is an event entertainment company based in New England. It currently produces multimedia, multi-genre events in the New England area including Rhode Island Comic Con, Terror Con, and Southcoast Toy and Comic Show. In 2016, Altered Reality Entertainment expanded its footprint to include Hartford ComiCONN and Colorado Springs Comic Con. Comic book publishing is its newest venture.

Pictures from Hartford ComiCONN

 

By Jason Harris

 

Hartford ComiCONN took place last month at the XL Center.

Lindsey McKeon (Supernatural).

Ghostbusters Jillian Holtzmann and Abby Yates.

Author Stacey Longo.

A couple of Spawn.

Booker Huffman, Jr.

Felix Silla (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).

Scarlet Witch and Negan.

Jeremy Palko (The Walking Dead).

Belle and Rapunzel.

Malcolm Goodwin (iZombie).

Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).

Ghost Rider.

Taimak (The Last Dragon).

Harley Quinn, Joker, and a henchman.


Nightwing and Batman.

Dr. Frankenstein and his Bride.




Freddy Krueger.

Lindsey McKeon playing with a lightsaber.

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.