A Time of Balance

2023 is ElfQuest’s 45th anniversary year. With that in mind, Wendy and Richard look forward to making in-person appearances to celebrate with fans. Keep in mind, however, Covid remains a factor in their considerations; they both — despite taking precautions — got hit with the coronavirus in 2022. They are going slow but hopeful in making their plans. Keep checking back here — bookmark this page — and follow ElfQuest on its social media platforms for the most up-to-date information.

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 in the exhibition hall?”

     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 Wendy and Richard a hug?”

     Even though they’re both vaccinated and boosted, they’re playing it safe. Have your mask ready. Sorry, no handshakes or hugging, but fistbumps and photos/selfies across the table are OK.

“Does Wendy do convention sketches?”

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

“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.

“Will they autograph comics we bring? Is there a fee?”

     Yes, and yes. Here’s how it works:

• For most everyday ElfQuest comics and books, the first one is free and then $10 each after that.
• For rare or “collector” or oddball items (unboxed figures, t-shirts, obscure publications, complete title runs, portfolio sets, etc.) – $40 per item signed.
• For Fantasy Quarterly or any grading service witnessed signature – $100.

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

     Yes, they have. 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.

For 2023 we celebrate 45 years of ElfQuest with this exclusive design. Get it on t-shirts, stickers and more. On December 31st, 2023 this design goes away forever. Time flies faster than we know, so don’t wait!
Check out this exclusive anniversary design — as well as dozens of other awesome ElfQuest graphics — here on RedBubble.
Extended another week! March 2-29, 2023 — ElfQuest-Humble Bundle digital download/charity sale event
Something brand-new for ElfQuest. Dark Horse Comics and HumbleBundle.com have teamed up to make the entire digital book catalog available for a limited time … and you decide what to pay.
Who are they? Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content. Their mission is to support charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. ElfQuest is proud to be part of the effort.
March 28, 2023 – Streamily Live Signing EventLivestream starts 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Join Wendy and Richard Pini for their first 2023 appearance on Streamily, Warp Graphics’ latest partner and your one-stop shopping site for exclusive, personalized autographed ElfQuest art prints you can’t get anywhere else.
Postponed from March 16, 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.
April 6, 2023 @6:00pm – Creating Comics CommunityButler Library, Columbia University, New York City

Fandom was many things, but primarily it was a means of making connections, community. In conjunction with the “Fanzines: Making Passion Personal” exhibition, in the Butler Rare Book & Manuscript Library through June 30, please join me in a conversation with fandom and comics legends Wendy Pini and Paul Levitz, and writer Mathew Klickstein, author of the oral history, SEE YOU IN SAN DIEGO!

June 9-11, 2023 – áyA ConMcNichols Civic Center Building, Denver CO

Denver’s Indigenous Comic and Art Festival is on the way! ayA Con is a celebration of indigeneity hosted by and highlighting North American Indigenous creators. This all-inclusive family festival will feature comic creators, bead artists, musicians, digital illustrators, designers, dancers, and much more. Come celebrate your heritage and build connections with us!

Wendy and Richard will attend all 3 days — check the website for details.

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 — check the website for details.


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, as they have done in years past. We will post dates and times as soon as we know them.
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 among shows that Wendy and Richard have attended, as its focus is very strongly on comics — which is what ElfQuest is really all about.
Wendy and Richard will be there all 3 days — check the website for details.
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 be there all 3 days — check the website for details.
October 12-15, 2023 – New York Comic Con – Javits Center, New York City NY
After a long absence, Wendy and Richard are hoping 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 again doing signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth, as they have done in years past. We will post dates and times as soon as we know them.