2024 Is In Full Swing!

Wendy and Richard are back on the convention trail. Covid remains a factor in their travel considerations; they both — despite taking precautions — got hit with the coronavirus in 2022 and again in 2023. They’re being careful but hopeful.

Keep checking back here — bookmark this page — and follow ElfQuest on its social media platforms for the most up-to-date information from both Wendy and Richard and the shows themselves.

NOTE: Events and dates/times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

PLEASE READ THE FAQ directly below.

Wendy and Richard Pini Appearance FAQ

Here are answers to questions we frequently get regarding appearances. Check back regularly for updates.

“Will Wendy and Richard have a table/booth at the show?”

     It depends on the show — check each listing for details. They will generally be available for signings and chat each day of the show at certain times; check back if they are away (for a panel, meals, breaks, etc.).

“Can I give them a hug?”

     Even though they’re both vaccinated and boosted, they’re playing it safe. Have your mask ready. Fistbumps and photos/selfies across the table are OK.

“Does Wendy do convention sketches?”

     No. She stopped doing these a few years ago, for a number of reasons.

“Do Wendy and Richard bring comics/books/stuff to sell?”

     Check each listing for details. At some appearances they may be hosted (for example, by Dark Horse Comics) and the host will provide books. At other shows, Wendy and Richard may bring items for sale at their own table/booth.

“Will they autograph items we bring?”

Yes, with exceptions. They will sign most anything connected to ElfQuest – from 1978 forward. Pre-1978 fanzines and the like, no. Wendy prefers to leave her earlier work in the past. If you’re unsure, just ask.

“Is there a fee for autographs?”

     Yes. Here’s how it works:

• For ElfQuest comics and books, the first one is free and then $10 each after that.
• For rare or “collector” or oddball ElfQuest items (unboxed figures, t-shirts, obscure publications, complete title runs, portfolio sets, etc.) – $50 per item signed.
• For Fantasy Quarterly, or any grading service witnessed signature on any ElfQuest comic – $100.

“Why do they charge for signatures? They didn’t used to.”

     Yes, they did. The reason is simple: The time spent traveling to, being at, and getting back from a show, adds up to days of work time (and income) lost. They have to make that up.

March 9, 2024 – CarrierCon 2024USS Hornet Museum, Alameda CA
 

Come aboard for the most unique pop culture convention on the Bay! The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum is proud to present CarrierCon, a convention celebrating cosplay, tabletop gaming, and Western and Japanese media. (And as ElfQuest is the perfect blend of East and West comic storytelling, what better place to be?)

Wendy and Richard will be there from opening to closing, 10 AM to 6 PM.

April 13, 2024 – Lehigh Valley Comic ConventionAllentown Fairgrounds Agriplex, Allentown PA
 

This may look like a small show but don’t be fooled. It’s a lively gathering with a great vibe – family friendly and very comic-book-oriented. There will be TONS of comic books (from 50 cents to rare books), artists, creators, toys, manga, cosplay, panels, door prizes, and much more.

Wendy and Richard will attend from opening to closing, 10 AM to 7 PM, and will have books to sell and sign.

May 8, 2024 – Premiere of the Two Moons and a Microphone Podcast – 9:30 AM (Eastern)
 
The SyFy Sistas: where science fiction meets Afrofuturism. Sci-fi movies, books, comics, TV series, conventions, and podcasts from a Black female point of view.  
 
Don’t miss the premiere of SyFy Sistas’ new podcast “Two Moons and a Microphone.” Host Tanya Scott-Thomas and guests will celebrate Black Fae Day and ElfQuest cosplay. Head to YouTube now to subscribe and get notified when the first episode goes live.
May 10, 2024 – Streamily Live Signing Event – Livestream 6:00-7:00 PM (Eastern)
 
Streamily is your one-stop shopping site for exclusive, personalized autographed ElfQuest art prints you can’t get anywhere else. PLUS we’ve added new, exclusive “Standee” figures – check out the website for breaking news!
 
This online event will begin 3:00 pm Pacific, 6:00 pm Eastern time. Join the livestream and witness your purchase being signed! Be sure to check the Streamily website for full details, streaming platforms, etc.
May 18-19, 2024 – Cradle ConCradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City NY
 

Cradle Con is a celebration of all things comic book culture. It’s an opportunity for readers to meet comic book creators, for collectors to hunt for rare books and toys, and for cosplayers to show off their best work.

Wendy and Richard will attend both days and have books to sell and sign.

DON’T MISS the gala “EVENING OF LEGENDS” special event Saturday!

June 14-16, 2024 – Heroes ConCharlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC
 

Heroes Con is famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from every region of the country.

Wendy and Richard will attend all three days and have books to sell and sign. Table AA-801

Saturday 11:00am Room 207CD – A Conversation with Wendy & Richard Pini, moderated by Prof. Andy Kunka, University of Southern Carolina

August 9-11, 2024 – Steel City ConMonroeville Convention Center, Monroeville PA
 

The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center. It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables, artist alley, and celebrity guests.

Wendy and Richard will attend all three days and have books to sell and sign.

June 16-18, 2023 – Awesome ConWalter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC
 

Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! A 3-Day celebration of geek culture, bringing over 70,000 fans together with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, tv, toys, games, and more! We’re smart, family-friendly, and inclusive – home to: The Science Fair, where science and science fiction meet! The Book Fair, dedicated to authors and book dragons alike! Awesome Con Jr, an all-ages destination for the next generation of fans. Pride Alley, a celebration of queer creators and fans curated by GeeksOUT.

Wendy and Richard will attend all 3 days and they will have a table for signing and selling. Here’s their schedule:

Friday 1pm-2:30pm – at the table
Friday 4pm PANEL – “ElfQuest @ 45 – Bringing Awesome Warp to Awesome Con!” – Room 206
Friday 5:00pm-6:30pm (following the panel) – at the table
Saturday 10am-11:30am – at the table
Saturday 4:00pm-6:00pm – at the table
Sunday 10:00am-11:30am – at the table
Sunday 3:00pm-5:00pm – at the table

July 11, 2023 – Tuesday, 8:00 pm (Eastern) – Comic Book School livestream
 
Wendy and Richard will spend an hour with writer Buddy Scalera (Deadpool) and Mike Fasolo (Robot Chicken) to discuss all things ElfQuest – with emphasis on where the story is and where’s it’s going over the coming years. (Enough already with how it began and where it’s been.) A rollicking time will be had by all – don’t miss it!
Tuesday, July 11 – 8:00 pm (Eastern)
July 19-23, 2023 – San Diego Comic-Con International – San Diego Convention Center, San Diego CA
 
After a four-year hiatus, Wendy and Richard are back at Comic-Con. This is one of the biggest shows in the USA and has grown beyond the huge convention center to include satellite locations, including local hotels and outdoor parks.
 
Wendy and Richard are pleased to announce they will again be doing signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth (#2615), as they have done in years past. These will be your only times to see them at Comic-Con; don’t miss out!
Thursday, July 20 – 12:00 noon-12:45 pm
Saturday, July 22 – 1:00-1:45 pm
August 18, 2023 – Streamily Live Signing EventLivestream starts 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
 
Join Wendy and Richard Pini for their summer 2023 appearance on Streamily, your one-stop shopping site for exclusive, personalized autographed ElfQuest art prints you can’t get anywhere else. PLUS, for the very first time ANYWHERE, we’re offering the exclusive Cutter “Standee” figure – check it out!
 
This online event is scheduled to begin 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern time. Join the livestream and witness your purchase being signed! Be sure to check the Streamily web site for full details, streaming platforms, etc.
September 8-10, 2023 – Baltimore Comic Con – Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD
 
“America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention! Now entering our 24th year!” This is a particular favorite, as its focus is very strongly on comics — which is what ElfQuest is really all about.
 
Wendy and Richard will attend all 3 days. Their table is #2302.
 
ElfQuest Spotlight Presentation! – ElfQuest 45 and Evergreen
Friday, September 8 – 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm – Room: 339-342
September 22-24, 2023 – Rose City Comic Con – Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR
 
Portland’s premier pop culture convention! Rose City Comic Con is a fun, family-friendly 3-day celebration of comics, gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and every fandom in between! 
 
Wendy and Richard will attend all 3 days and they will have a table for signing and selling. HOWEVER there will be scheduled appearance times (meaning W&R will not be there every minute). Also, they’ll appear at the Dark Horse Comics booth. We’ll post the schedule soon so you can plan.
October 12-15, 2023 – New York Comic Con – Javits Center, New York City NY
 
After a long absence, Wendy and Richard plan to be back at New York Comic Con. This is one of the other biggest shows in the USA and is truly an immense venue.
 
Wendy and Richard look forward to doing signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth, as they have done in years past. We anticipate at least two sessions and will post dates and times as soon as we know them.
October 20-22, 2023 – Anime Banzai – Davis Conference Center, Layton UT
 
Utah’s premiere anime convention! The goal of the Anime Banzai Convention is to bring an event to Utah where fans can come together to celebrate Japan and Japanese Culture in a fun, safe, family-friendly atmosphere.
 
Wendy will appear solo at this show, to host (with Q&A to follow) the worldwide convention premiere of the 2-hour animatic video of her musical thriller based on Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death. It’s an event not to be missed!
November 16, 2023 – Streamily Live Signing EventLivestream starts 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
 
Join Wendy and Richard Pini for their final 2023 appearance on Streamily, your one-stop shopping site for exclusive, personalized autographed ElfQuest art prints you can’t get anywhere else. PLUS, the introduction of two new exclusive “Standee” figures. Check it out! Leetah and Skywise Standees are here! Streamily has added these two fan favorite characters, and they’ve brought the Cutter Standee back for those who missed him the first time. Only 45 of each Standee are available for our final 45th anniversary event.
 
This online event is scheduled to begin 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern time. Join the livestream and witness your purchase being signed! Be sure to check the Streamily web site for full details, streaming platforms, etc.
November 21, 2023 – Bookstore release of the hardcover collection of ElfQuest – Stargazer’s Hunt!
 
At long last, sporting a brand new cover by ElfQuest artist Wendy Pini, along with many previously unpublished extra features, the complete Stargazer’s Hunt epic will be available in a lavish hardcover edition. The comic-book series was derailed by Covid and while the story did eventually wrap up, it has never before appeared in a single volume.  This is a keeper that every ElfQuest fan will want for their bookshelf.
 
(NOTE: Comic book shops will release this title the following day, November 22, 2023, by previous arrangement with the publisher, Dark Horse Comics.)