Public Appearances


Here’s a listing of the shows, conventions, bookstores, and other appearances Wendy and Richard Pini have planned.

Keep checking back, as listings may be added, changed,
or deleted at any moment without notice.


January 25-28, 2018 – Angoulême Festival Bande Desinée – Angoulême, France

The Angoulême International Comics Festival is the second largest comics festival in Europe, and the third biggest in the world. It has occurred every year since 1974 in Angoulême, France, in the month of January. … More than 200,000 visitors come each year to the fair, including between 6,000 and 7,000 professionals and 800 journalists. The festival takes place all over the town, and is divided in many different areas that are not connected to each other directly.

Wendy and Richard will be at the festival all four days, courtesy of Elfquest’s French publisher, Snorgleux. In addition, book store signings are planned after the show ends, in Paris, Brussels, and Marseille. Here are the dates, times, and locations:

PARIS – Wednesday January 31 at 4 to 8pm
Central Comics – 25 Rue de l’Ambroisie – 75012 Paris

BRUSSELS – Thursday February 1 at 4 to 8pm (approx.)
Forbidden Zone – Rue de Tamines 25 – 1060 Saint Gilles, Belgium

MARSEILLE – Saturday February 3 at 4 to 8pm
L’Antre du Snorgleux – 4 Rue Moustier – 13001 Marseille


February 28, 2018 – Things From Another World – Portland, Oregon

Things From Another World is proud to welcome Wendy Pini and Richard Pini, creators of the fantasy epic ElfQuest, to the Portland TFAW February 28 for a signing and Q&A! Attendees can pick up issue #24 (fresh off the presses) of ElfQuest-The Final Quest from Dark Horse Comics (as well as many other Elfquest comics and books).

Address: 2916 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232. The event will run from 6pm to 9pm – there will be a Q&A with Wendy and Richard from 6 to 7, and then from 7 to 9, a chance to chat, get books and comics signed, take photos, and have a great time! (You can even sign up ahead of time on the Facebook event page!)

Wendy and Richard launched the Final Quest series with a signing at this very shop in 2014. We look forward to seeing everyone there again for the start of Elfquest’s “victory lap” party!


March 1-4, 2018 – Emerald City ComicCon – Seattle, Washington

The Emerald City Comicon is an annual comic book convention taking place in Seattle, Washington. Originally taking place at the city’s CenturyLink Field (first at West Field Plaza, then at the Event Center), the venue changed in 2008 to its current home at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In 2011, the show expanded to a three-day event. In 2013, the show utilized the entire Washington State Convention and Trade Center for the first time.

Wendy and Richard will attend all four days.
ARTIST ALLEY table #II-8 (double-letter-I-8) – see table for schedule.
SIGNING at the Dark Horse Comics booth #1708: Thursday, March 1 from 3:00-3:45pm; and Saturday, March 3 from 12:00-12:45pm.
ECCC Syfy Livestream at 2:30 Saturday with Wendy and Richard. (Check the ECCC site for details how to receive.)
PANEL PRESENTATION “Elfquest – Forty Years of Pointed Ears” – Saturday, March 3, at 4:45pm in Room TCC L3-R2.


March 18, 2018 – LA Vintage Paperback Show – Glendale, California

“At the Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show there will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale. You can find every vintage paperback you want or need – from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby. There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.”

This is a small but fun and friendly one-day show. Wendy and Richard will be signing from 10am to 12 noon. They may have books for sale, but if you have your own comics and/or books, you’re welcome to bring those to be signed.


April 6-8, 2018 – C2E2 – Chicago, Illinois

Our mission at C2E2 is to deliver content that excites and engages the tens of thousands of fans that come through our doors each year. Whether you’re looking for the lowdown on your favorite movies & TV shows or the latest and greatest in comics, cosplay, gaming, anime, toys and more – C2E2 is the place to be for all things pop culture! We’re on the lookout for creative and diverse programming that will help make C2E2 2018 an unforgettable experience for each and every fan.

Wendy and Richard will attend all three days. There will be signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth, and they will have a table in Artist’s Alley where you can stop by to meet and greet. Stay tuned to see if they will also be a panel discussion at some point during the show.


April 21-22, 2018 – Hudson Valley Comic Con – Poughkeepsie, New York

Hudson Valley Comic Con uses Comics and Cosplay to help promote reading, technology and creativity to the kids in our community. We have our annual Comic Con but also attend other events to give away comic books and offer free family photo-ops with costumed characters.

HVCC is fast-growing family-friendly show now in its third year. Richard will attend both days; Wendy has a scheduling conflict but will send plenty of pre-signed books and other items. There may also be a panel presentation with Q&A on Elfquest’s 40th anniversary. Read more here.


April 27-29, 2018 – East Coast Comic Con – Meadowlands, New Jersey

“We make comics, collect comics, and deal in rare underground comix, so we thought we’d like to make a con that embodied our sensibilities. As the major conventions grow exponentially, but focus less on comics, we felt a good old-fashioned con with a strong emphasis on comics was needed. … Our mission is to bring great guests and keep comics and its creators the focus of our shows.” – Cliff Galbraith, Crucial Entertainment

Wendy and Richard will attend all three days; they’ll have a table where you can get books signed, and plan at least one rollicking panel presentation. Read more here.


May 5, 2018 – Mile High Comics Mega-Store – Denver, Colorado

“Mile High Comics is America’s largest & friendliest comics retailer. We have an immense inventory of over 10 million comics & 300,000 trade paperbacks. No matter what you collect, we’ll go out of our way to try and help you. We’ve never forgotten that service is what we sell. That means that we respond to e-mail quickly, we ship as quickly as possible, and we’ll search our entire company (or the entire industry!) to find that special item you’re seeking.”

It’s Free Comic Book Day 2018 at the Mile High Comics Jason Street Mega-Store! Wendy and Richard will be there all day. There’s no limit on the number of books or comics you can bring, but there’s one rule: The first 3 signatures are free; after that each item costs $2 to be signed, and the proceeds go to local charity. (Last year they raised over $7600 for “Feeding Denver’s Hungry.”) Read more here.


June 2, 2018 – Atlantis Fantasyworld – Santa Cruz, California

“For over 40 years, Atlantis Fantasyworld has provided the Santa Cruz, California community with a comfortable themed entertainment store for the whole family. In 1996 (four years after moving to our current location) Atlantis was selected as the 1996 recipient of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailers Award. We like to think that Atlantis is not only a place to shop, but also a destination for entertainment and fun.”

Wendy and Richard and Atlantis owner Joe Ferrara go back almost to the beginnings of Elfquest itself. They will be celebrating Elfquest’s 40th anniversary with a signing (hours to be announced, very likely much of the afternoon) on June 2, 2018. Not coincidentally, there will be a party-within-a-party for Wendy’s birthday too! Come visit the elves in this beautiful seaside location!


July 19-22, 2018 – Comic-Con International – San Diego, California

“Over the years, Comic-Con has become a focal point for the world of comics conventions. The event continues to offer the complete convention experience: a giant Exhibit Hall; a massive programming schedule; anime and film screenings; games; the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards; a Masquerade costume competition with prizes and trophies; an Autograph Area; an Art Show; and Portfolio Reviews.”

Wendy and Richard will attend all four days. Signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth, at least, are guaranteed; we don’t know yet if they will have a table/booth, or if they will be able to present a panel discussion and show. Stay tuned.


September 28-30, 2018 – Baltimore Comic-Con – Baltimore, Maryland

“Returning for 3 days of comics guests, retailers, publishers, exhibitors, costume contests, panel discussions, scavenger hunts, show exclusives, annual yearbook, art auction, VIP events, Ringo Awards, and more, the Baltimore Comic-Con takes place September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. We’ll see you there!”

Wendy and Richard will attend all three days. We’re told they will have a table in the guest area, and will be presenting a panel discussion/slide show, so be sure to bring stuff for signing!

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