(UPDATE NOVEMBER 30, 2018. It’s been a very full year, and as the year comes to a close we’ve not begun to plan appearances for 2019. Check back, and thank you all.)
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.
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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.
SIGNING at the Dark Horse Comics booth #619 – Friday 1:00-1:45pm – Sunday 1:00-1:45pm.
ARTIST ALLEY table #G-11 where you can stop by to meet and greet.
PANEL PRESENTATION – “Forty Years of Pointed Ears” slide show and talk Sunday, April 8, at 12 noon in Room S-403. Do not miss this!
UPDATE – Elfquest Sketches at C2E2 Chicago!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Barring any changes, Wendy will do Elfquest sketches at C2E2 this April 6-8.
Here’s the rules:
1) We’ll be at our table (G-11 in Artist’s Alley) often during the show, but not every minute – we do have other obligations. There will be a schedule posted.
2) Sketches will be done only on special 8.5×11 printed cards for sale at our table when we are there. (See the sample with this post.) The price is $50 and you may request any single Elfquest character (head-portrait).
3) One card per person. You must be present to purchase – first come, first served.
4) We’ll sell only as many cards as Wendy can finish each time we’re at our table, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. There will be no lists, and no commissions after the show.
5) Of course you may bring your own books and comics (up to 6 per person) for signing as well!
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 will also be a panel presentation with Q&A on Elfquest’s 40th anniversary Saturday at 2pm. 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 15, 2018 – LA Ultimate Comic Art – Los Angeles, California
“We are happy to announce the inaugural LA Ultimate Comic Art & Collectibles Show brought to you by Big Wow Art, Cherry Blossom Explosion and Prop Store. LA Ultimate Comic Art & Collectibles Show is an event designed for the ‘ultimate’ collector of premium pop culture collectibles. The show will feature dealers with a large array of original Comic Art, as well as Vintage Illustration Art and Authentic Film & Television props and costumes.”
If you can’t make it to Comic-Con International in San Diego the following weekend, this new show may be just what you’re looking for. Wendy and Richard will be there from 10am until 3pm on Sunday, July 15, 2018. There will be stuff for sale (who knows what at this point, but there may be some Donning hand-colored pages, just saying), and you’re welcome to bring your own comics and books to be signed!
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.”
This, as everyone knows, is the big one. Wendy and Richard will attend all four days.
SIGNINGS at the Dark Horse Comics booth (#2615): THURSDAY July 19 at 5pm (be sure to wish Richard a happy birthday as well), and SUNDAY July 22 at 11 am.
PANEL PRESENTATION – We have received confirmation that the “Forty Years of Pointed Ears” slide show and talk will take place Saturday, July 21, at 6pm in Room 23-ABC. Revamped, revised, and retooled especially for Comic-Con – don’t miss it!
Other panels Wendy and/or Richard will be on (click on each link for more info):
THAT 70s PANEL Friday July 20, 10-11am, Room 8
ARTISTS WHO WRITE Saturday July 21, 3-4pm, Room 7AB
And of course ELFQUEST – 40 YEARS OF POINTED EARS Saturday July 21, 6-7pm, Room 23ABC
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!”
It’s confirmed! Wendy and Richard will attend all three days, and will have a table (#2201, front row to the left of the show entrance – check the exhibit hall map here). They’re loading the Elfmobile with all kinds of goodies to sell; be sure to bring your own books and comics for signing too.
The ELFQUEST – 40 YEARS OF POINTED EARS slide show and spotlight talk is a go! Revamped, revised, and retooled especially for Comic-Con – don’t miss it! Friday, 2:30-3:30pm, Room 339-342
October 4-7, 2018 – New York Comic Con – NYC, New York
“New York Comic Con is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. Hosting the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and more!”
SIGNING AT THE DARK HORSE BOOTH #1636 – DH will have books and comics for sale, as well as posters to give away. Also, you’re welcome to bring your own Elfquest items for Wendy and Richard to sign!
Friday, October 5 – 11:00am
Sunday, October 7 – 1:00pm
October 27, 2018 – Bing Comic Con – Springfield, Massachusetts
Bing Comic-Con is a production of the Bing Arts Center and serves as a fundamental part of our efforts to increase community arts accessibility. We believe that providing a focus for imagination and creativity strengthens the community by bringing people together. Bing Comic-Con welcomes creators and consumers of popular comics-related art forms. All ages are encouraged to participate and celebrate with us!
Bing Comic Con is a family-friendly one-day show now in its fifth year. Richard will attend; Wendy has a scheduling conflict but will send plenty of pre-signed books and other items. The atmosphere is relaxed, so come on by, say hello, and chat awhile!
November 17-18, 2018 – Great American Comic Con – Las Vegas, Nevada
“After a year of speculation, rumors, ideas posted and fan input, the first wave of guests are announced for the 2018 Great American Comic Convention scheduled to open its doors to fans once again November 17-18th. Moving to its NEW home at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we are all excited to see this show continue to grow.”
This appearance WILL BE the grand finale to the 2018 “Forty Years of Pointed Ears” tour! Wendy and Richard will attend both days. They will have a booth in the guest area, and may be presenting a panel discussion/slide show, so be sure to bring stuff for signing!