As part of Batman Day, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader, award-winning illustrator J.H. WIlliams III will be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Merced, California on Wednesday, July 23 at 3pm. Williams is a frequent artist of Batman titles, with acclaimed runs on both Detective Comics and Batwoman. This event is free. Barnes & Noble in located in Merced Markeetplace, 1720 West Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348.
Chicago-based cartoonist Corinne Mucha will be reading from her new graphic novel, Get Over It! (Secret Acres) on Friday, July 25 at 7pm at Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois. Get Over It! is based on true events surrounding the author's break-up after a serious relationship. This event is free. Quimby's Bookstore is located at 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622.
Comic-Con International: San Diego, the country's biggest and most spectacular comics and pop culture convention, is taking place from July 23–27 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The show has it all with hundreds of hours of programming including panels, workshops, Q&As, artist alley, signings, exhibitions, screenings, contests, cosplay, gaming, portfolio reviews, and more (full schedule can be found here). Comics guests include Neal Adams, Colleen Coover, Amanda Conner, Francesco Francavilla, Lucy Knisley, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz, Mike Mignola, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Denny O'Neil, Benoît Peeters, Mimi Pond, Joe Quesada, Don Rosa, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Fiona Staples, Jim Steranko, J. Michael Straczynski, Brian K. Vaughan, and Gene Luen Yang. Single-day badges are $30–$45 with discounts for children and military - all badges sold out. The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.