The Upper Valley Comic Expo is proud to present another episode of Sci-Fi Saturday Night. Talkcast 441 – Just Like Watching Greg Louganis on the High Board And, yes the podcast titles are becoming more obscure. In this case it is very appropriate. We get to talk with Kathrin Hutson about her new series of books set in a near dystopian future. The first book in her Blue Helix Series is called Sleepwater Beat. This book is killer in every sense of the word, from the characters to the plot and world building based on a perfectly plausible future Kathrin gives a solid performance at virtually every level. The “worst” part of the interview was her engaging nature and willingness to go anywhere the conversation took us. A fun Book. A fun guest. A guest we cannot wait to have back for book two in the series. Chaos? Hell yes! scifisaturdaynight.com/?p=9631
Goode evening everyone. We have a brand new video by the talented Stephen Lomer. Back by popular demand the Out of Focus Clown. youtu.be/lRqG5WFhkc0
Good Thursday morning. Today we have another Sci-Fi Saturday Night interview. Enjoy. Talkcast 440- A little Handwavium with Richard Paolinelli In this episode we get to, once again, touch base with multi-talented friend of the show Richard Paolinelli. As is usual when Richard comes on, whatever main topic we were planning to discuss becomes part of an auditory omelet, whereby we know where we want to end up but actually have no idea what’s inside until we’re done. Never one to disappoint, the topics ranged from the output from his new NEWSLETTER, his “1K Weekly Serial Series” and trust me when I tell you that the pre-show discussion was just fantastic (Kriana thinks we should do a show just sing snippets from the pre-show talk and it’s not a bad idea at all). But really (yes, I know, Never ever ever start a sentence with but…) the reason Richard was coming on was to talks about a new amazing series of novellas he is currently working on with his grandson, Gibson Buffa called The Timeless. The first two books in the series are out and the plan is to have a six book arc to be finished this summer. So, what are these books about; Sci Fi, Fantasy, classic historical retelling, future history, young adult, not young adult, a new twist on the retelling of 1001 Arabian Nights? Yes and much more. And (I know, never start a sentence with and) if I forgot to mention fun, my bad. This is indeed a fun series to read. Please enjoy this interview, however, one slight clarification. During the interview Richard did NOT say having shingles was “fun”. scifisaturdaynight.com/?p=9621
Good Monday morning. Starting this week the UVC is going to provide links to Sci-Fi Saturday Night’s weekly Podcasts. If you are not familiar with Sci-Fi Saturday Night they do wonderful interviews with locally talented Authors, Artists, and Artisans. Please check out their show, and enjoy. (Sci-Fi Saturday Night can contain adult language, listener discretion is advised) Talkcast439 – Of Comics and Innocent Aliens Abroad scifisaturdaynight.com/?p=9614 Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim www.bruceolavsolheim.com/home.html Some interviews just happen all by themselves. No matter how much you plan and research, the conversation does what the hell it pleases and meanders wherever it wants. Thus was this episode with Bruce Olav Solheim; Radio Talk Show Host, Playwright, History Professor, member of MUFON, author of 8+ books on a wide range of subjects… and then there is his new comic endeavor, Snarc. Snarc is the beginning of the misadventures of an Alien and his sentient talking staff as they crisscross America, witnessing the foibles of the human condition. Snarc show firsthand how humanity deals, or doesn’t, with such topical subjects as PTSD and the crisis of returning servicemen, life on the streets in a wealthy country, mainstream informational ignorance, immigration, Area 51 and the plight of the Native Americans, just to name a few. As oddly and compellingly informational as the comic is, so is Bruce. In the conversation we had with him, it became clear that we were just scratching the captivating multi-levels of complexity that turned out this story from a life of such diversity. Have fun trying to figure it out, we did.
Upper Valley Comic Con is proud to give a shout out to our friends at Web Con. Web Con is a virtual Convention that will be held on May 30th and 31st. Web Con was created by passionate fans as a response to the nation-wide conventional cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a free two-day online convention! We hope that our con-goers will not only get to know our talented panelists/artists personally, but connect with each other through the virtual lounge spaces, workshops, panels, games, and musical after-parties. Because it is virtual, we hope you will also meet con-goers from across the country that you might not even meet at a local convention near you! Check out Web Con at: www.facebook.com/WebCon2020/ www.webconlive.com/
New Upper Valley Comic Expo video. OFC (out of focus clown) youtu.be/Z5cTPMwkUKc
The Upper Valley Comic Expo is excited to welcome the talented Jeffrey A. Carver. As a fiction writer, Jeffrey’s favorite themes have been star travel, alien contact, artificial intelligence, and transcendent realities–and the moral, ethical, and spiritual implications of these possibilities. Though Jeffrey is known primarily as a hard science fiction writer, the characters are always the most important part of his stories. Check out Jeffrey Carver’s works at www.starrigger.net/
New Video for the Upper Valley Comic Expo. Anyone have an “i”? youtu.be/JhF0260Td8w
The Upper Valley Comic Expo is proud to present the international Best seller V.S. Holmes. V. S. Holmes is an international bestselling author. They created the REFORGED series and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS. Smoke and Rain, the first book in their fantasy quartet, won New Apple Literary's Excellence in Independent Publishing Award in 2015. In addition, they have published short fiction in several anthologies. When not writing, they work as a contract archaeologist throughout the northeastern U.S. They live in a Tiny House with their spouse, a fellow archaeologist, their not-so-tiny dog, and own too many books for such a small abode. As a disabled and queer human, they work as an advocate and educator for representation in SFF worlds Please visit vsholmes.com/index.html to see all of V.S. Holmes literary classics.
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The Upper Valley Comic Expo is excited to introduce our very own Artist Karen Gosselin Karen Gosselin is a talented freelance illustrator and author whom has been in the business for longer than she’ll admit to. Her journey started in the early 2000’s when she did some inside artwork for a friend’s gaming module. Later, she had a blast creating the cover, and inside artwork, for a children’s poetry book, “Roby School”. Did she stop? No. Karen attended numerous New England Comic Conventions within the Artist Alley community throughout the 2000s. She was contacted by FASA’s art director to work on inside artwork for “1878: Big Trouble in Little Soho”, and “1878: London or The Haunted City”. Karen also worked on covers for Matt Herring’s “Monkey See-Sea Monkey”, the future “My Peculiar Family II” and William Alexander’s “Reichkinder, a Professor Ridgeway Thriller”. As an author, she published her first short story, “Eggsestential Circumstances” for the “My Peculiar Family” anthology. Currently, she is working with Upper Valley Comic Expo, designing killer art for their site, logo, and FB page. Visit her at her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/KarenGosselinArtandIllustration42/ to see more artwork and upcoming projects.
Hello UVC Expo fans Here is our latest video, created by our video whiz Steve Lomer, showcasing Authors coming to the UVC Expo. youtu.be/tvkU8ZnJKYQ
Hello everyone in the UVC Expo FB page. Normally at this time of year comic book fans begin to look forward to Free Comic book day. This year Free Comic book day is not going to happen. Most of the comic industry is pencil down, Diamond distribution is laying off and has slowed down/stopped shipping. But we should not despair, instead we should support NH comic book stores. This pandemic is adversely effecting small business comic shops. In turn comic stores are changing to safely provide products (comics, games, graphic novels, all the great things that make them unique) at their stores. Many stores are now providing Curbside, Mail order, or Limited delivery to customers. We at the UVC Expo are providing a list of stores, addresses, contact information and services that they provide. As we approach May 2nd let’s show our support to these small businesses by ordering some comics. In this pandemic let’s make May 2nd Resilience Day, be the day we say hell no to losing our local comic stores. Triple Play Comics - Claremont NH 42 Opera House sq Mail and Curbside pickup Contact through Triple Play Games - Claremont, NH Comic Boom - Keene NH 22 West st Mail delivery and Curbside pickup 603-352-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org Comic Boom! Enterprise Comics - Keene NH 109 Key Rd Mail and Curbside pickup Www.ecomicsetc.com 603-352-2624 Enterprize Comics, Etc Toy City - Keene NH 133 Key Rd Curbside Pickup Www.toycityonline.com 603-352-3131 email@example.com Toy City Midgard Comics and Games - Derry NH 52 Crystal Ave Curbside Pickup and Evening Delivery Service 603-260-6180 Www.midgardcomicsandgames.com Midgard Comics and Games Comic Store - Nashua NH 115 Northeastern Blvd Curbside Pickup 603-881-4855 The Comic Store Double Midnight Comics - Concord NH 67 S Main St Curbside Pickup & Deliveries on Wednesday and Friday 603-715-2683 www.dmcomics.com Double Midnight Comics Concord Double Midnight Comics - Manchester NH 245 Maple St Curbside Pickup & Deliveries on Wednesday and Friday 603-669-9636 www.dmcomics.com Double Midnight Comics Black Moon Games - Lebanon NH 2 Mascoma St Mail and Delivery (within Lebanon Area) www.shop-black-moon.com firstname.lastname@example.org Black Moon Games NeonBomb - Manchester NH 260 Mammoth Rd Curbside Pickup 603-505-8098 NeonBomb Jetpack Comics - Rochester NH 37 N Main st Curbside Pickup, Mail order, Delivery Www.jetpackcomics.com Savejetpack@gmail.com Jetpack Comics Krypton Comics - Exeter NH 177 Water st Curbside Pickup Www.kryptonnh.com 603-658-2667 Krypton Comics and Pop Culture Stairway to Heaven - Newington 105 Gosling Rd Curbside Pickup & Mail Order 603-319-6134 Brad@stairwaytoheavencomics.com Stairway to Heaven Comics Shield Comics - Meredith 1 High St Curbside Pickup 603-707-6067 Shield Comics & Games Escape Hatch Books - Jaffrey 27 Main St Curbside Pickup & Delivery Escape Hatch Books
Upper Valley Comic Expo is excited to welcome Author Ceara Comeau to the UVC Expo. Please check out Ceara’s work on her website www.cearacomeau.com. Ceara Comeau hails from New Hampshire and has been writing for fifteen years. Her writing career began with self-publishing collections of short stories which later turned into full length novels. Up until her early twenties, she has published six books. It was at this time that the young author dove into the world of science fantasy, beginning a new adventure. It was then that she decided to take a series she worked hard on developing years ago and rewrite it. It first started out as an eight book novella series, then to a trilogy, and then it turned into one book, “Memories of Chronosalis”. This book invites the reader to get a glimpse at one of the solar systems in the universe that she’s creating. It also received the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Following this, she wrote, “A Scientist’s Remorse” which is a history of the characters introduced in “Memories of Chronosalis”. “The Knight of Two Realms” is the first book of her trilogy, “Heroes of Avalon”. It is the launching point that introduces the main villains of the Chronosalis Universe.
The Upper Valley Comic Expo is looking for Artists, Authors, and Artisans for our one day event October 10th, 2020. If you are interested in exhibiting at the UVCe please contact us below by going to our website and registering. If you have any questions feel free to email us or contact us through FaceBook. Reasons to be a Exhibitor at the Upper Valley Comic Expo: The Expo will be held at the Fireside Inn and Suites in West Lebanon NH. Scenic West Lebanon NH has never been a host to a Comic Expo. Easy access to the UVCe from VT I-91 and NH/VT I-89. Low entrance fee for the public (an adult entrance fee is $5.00). Silent Auction to benefit Dartmouth’s CHaD. Free parking. The cost of a basic table will be $75.00 (other configurations are also available). WIFI will be available to you at no extra cost. Please visit our website to reserve a table. register.growtix.com/space_applications/apply/Upper_Valley_Comic_Expo_2020/a5b07bc4-5f5b-4cf7-9a8e-c928b6b0cd6f Email: email@example.com Website: www.uppervalleycomicexpo.com
Brand new Upper Valley Comic Expo video. Enjoy. youtu.be/NYgWW_1iIR0
Upper Valley Comic Expo’s new Teaser. Enjoy. youtu.be/1wMx1ypXTvE
Go, go Godzilla!
Upper Valley Comic Expo is excited to welcome HB Comics to our convention. HB Comics is a self-publishing comic book studio, owned by two brothers from Boston, MA. Fueled by a genuine love of super hero comics, our goal is to create the kind of classic style super-hero stories that got us into comics in the comics in the first place. With great titles like Team Synergy, Laserman, Vindication, and Mystery Man. Welcome to the New Mainstream Check out all of HB Comics titles at www.hbcomics.com/
Welcome to throwback Thursday. Shout Factory this week launched TokuSHOUTsu Television on Pluto Tv. This channel features Sentai teams (Original Japanese Power Rangers), the original Kamen Rider, and Ultraman Leo. This is great fun for anyone who loves these old TV shows from the 70s. Also on Pluto is the classic Doctor Who channel, for all us old Whovians. Enjoy some classics from your friends at the Upper Valley Comic Expo. Let us know what you enjoy. shoutfactorytvlive.com/tokushoutsu
Upper Valley Comic Expo would like to welcome George O’Connor from homeless comics. Join us on October 10th in welcoming George to the Upper Valley. Visit homelesscomics.com to see George’s latest work. George likes to write. A lot. He co-created the comics HEALED and BABY with his friend and illustrator, Griffin Ess. He’s also contributed stories to various comics anthologies. On the web, he created the series 664-The Neighbor of the Beast, along with over 60 short films. And some how he also juggles playing guitar in his metal and punk rock bands.
Upper Valley Comic Expo is proud to present DreamForge Magazine for their 1st NH appearance. Please join me in welcoming DreamForge Magazine to the Upper Valley. DreamForge is an independent, small press Magazine of Positive Science Fiction and Fantasy. Our Print Magazine is beautifully illustrated in Full Color by nationally known and award winning illustrators like Elizabeth Leggett, Mark Zingarelli, Cassandre Bolan, and John Blumen. We have stories by well known fantasy and SF favorites like Jane Lindskold and David Weber, as well as award winning voices like L. Deni Colter and Writers of the Future alumni Lee Melling. In all worlds and times, our tales revolve around those individuals and groups who bring meaning and value to the world, whose actions are of consequence, and whose dreams are the vanguard of things to come. Whether you call that Solarpunk, Hopepunk, or just DreamForge stories, you’ll find them here. dreamforgemagazine.com/