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Chicago Pop Culture Con

Carmelo Chimera (Magnificent, Cellar Door) and Nicholas Chimera (The Crusader, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at the Toyz N’ Cosplay Con.

From the organizers:

“Chicago Pop Culture Con is a multi-genre convention of Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, Anime, Horror Films, TV/MOVIE MEMORABILIA, Super Heroes, Steampunk, Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Horror, Autographs, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, Non Sports Cards, Vintage Music Memorabilia, Publishers & Artist Convention – but open to anything fan-related!

This event is held at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, IL.

Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: $12 (good for both days)
Free Parking. Children 12 and under free with an adult.
Admission tickets are also available at the gate!”

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Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo

Carmelo Chimera (Magnificent, Cellar Door) and Nicholas Chimera (The Crusader, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at the Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo.

From the organizers:

“Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo is a quality expo in the realm of todays comic book conventions. With comic book artists and others who work Disney, DC, Marvel, Darkhorse comics and more . Authors of sci-fi, fantasy, horror , drama along with other works. Dealers and vendors with vintage and current items in todays world of pop culture collectables. Add in some interactive games and more with having it held though and on all 4 floors of the beautiful Joliet Area Historical Museum. It ads a bit of adventure to the day exploring the expo of all listed above . This has become a expo for both fans and families alike to spend the day and enjoy.”

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Comic Con Revolution

Carmelo Chimera (Magnificent, Cellar Door) and Nicholas Chimera (The Crusader, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at Comic Con Revolution.

From the organizers:

“Comic Con Revolution is an annual comic con held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The first annual event is scheduled for June 1st & 2nd, 2019. The hours of the event are 10:00am (9:00a w/ advance ticket purchase) to 7:00pm on Saturday June 1st and 11:00am (10:00a w/ advance ticket purchase) to 5:00pm on Sunday June 2nd. Attendees can expect a full exhibit hall with over 200 exhibitors including comic creators (over 125 creators in Artist Alley), new comic dealers, vintage comic dealers, Comic publishers, toy & collectibles vendors, crafts, costumes, clothing, cosplayers, fan groups, media stars and more.

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles. We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts. At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves. The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love. Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.”

Chimera's Comics Signing

Lake County Late Night Pop Con

Carmelo Chimera (Magnificent, Cellar Door) and Nicholas Chimera (The Crusader, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at the Lake County Late Night Pop Con.

From the organizers:

County Pop Con is multi-genre convention of Anime, Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, Horror Films, TV/MOVIE MEMORABILIA, Steampunk, Autographs, Super Heroes, Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Horror, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, SWAP Meet, Publishers & Artist Convention – but open to anything fan-related!

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Peoria Quad Con

Carmelo Chimera (Magnificent, Cellar Door) and Nicholas Chimera (The Crusader, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at the Toyz N’ Cosplay Con.

From the organizers:

“Join us for a Pop Culture Celebration! Peoria-Con is about coming together and enjoying different aspects of pop culture. Video games, comic books, pop vinyls, cosplay, board games, sci fi, toys, and much more.”

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Toyz N’ Cosplay Con

Carmelo Chimera (Magnificent, Cellar Door) and Nicholas Chimera (The Crusader, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at the Toyz N’ Cosplay Con.

From the organizers:

“A family event full of fun, toys and cosplay! We have over 80 tables of Funko Pops, Action figures, Star Wars, Comics, Hot Wheels, Barbies, Sports Collectibles, Art Work, Artists, Movie Figures, Gaming, Authors, WWF/WWE, etc…AND there is Cosplay Events too! Cosplay Luncheon, Contest and Photo Ops! This is ONE event you don’t wanna miss! 9-2pm! We Have The Best Food Concession Around!”

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Geekz Con

Carmelo Chimera and Dani Romero (Magnificent, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at Geekz Con.

From the organizers:

“Geekz Con is a no frills, family friendly comic book convention that allows access to incredible artists, vendors and cos play at an affordable price. Cost is $5 per person, kidz 10 and under are free!!”

Dust Bunny Mafia Signing With Bret Juliano at Chimera's Comics

Dust Bunny Mafia Signing With Bret Juliano

March Madness! We have special guest Bret Juliano joining us on Wednesday, March 6th to showcase and sign copies of Dust Bunny Mafia, a comedic romp of the cutest little fuzzy gangsters you’ve ever seen!

Bret Juliano is a cartoonist and illustrator, creator of the all ages Dust Bunny Mafia comic, which has over 600 comics and began running in 2011, and Mobimals. In late 2016, Bret published Meet the Family, a Dust Bunny Mafia comic collection. His dust bunny mobsters have been included in several anthologies including Unlawful Good, Forgotten Histories and Out of the Deep as part of the Let’s Make Comics Collective. He is an avid consumer of mafia trivia, both fact and fiction, and a passionate collector of fedoras!

Bring your family and meet Bret and the Dust Bunny Mafia! Bret will be signing in store from 12PM to 5PM.

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Schaumburg Library Comic Con

Carmelo Chimera and Dani Romero (Magnificent, Cellar Door) will be appearing and signing at the Schaumburg Library Comic Con.

From the organizers:

“Grab your light saber, put on your cape and beam yourself to Schaumburg Library Comic Con®. Join us for photo ops with characters, an awesome Artists Alley, crafts, games, a costume fashion show, superhero storytimes and more!”

Carmelo Chimera artwork by Gene Ha

Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) With Carmelo Chimera

What Is An AMA?

An AMA is a live question-and-answer session on the website Reddit where I will take questions about anything from friends, fans, strangers, and I guess maybe even enemies. Should be a hoot.

When the AMA is live, you can click here to join in.

AMA is subject to the approval and cancellation of the moderators of the “Ask Me Anything” Subreddit. If they feel my story is not newsworthy, lacks adequate proof of my identity, or in any other way contravenes the rules and regulations of their subreddit, my post may be deleted and my Ask Me Anything cancelled.

The rules are set up to prevent spam, encourage interesting topics, and encourage a genuine sharing of ideas. I will do my best to follow their guidelines and will respect any decision of the moderators.

Why Am I Doing This?

I’ve been humbled by the attention we’ve gotten for our Comic Shop Giveaway.Our story has been picked up by national and even international news outlets.

You can learn more about the competition on from the Chicago Tribune, WGN, SyFy Wire, and more.Carmelo Chimera on NBC

I had to set up a lot of rules to run the contest in a way I thought was fair and protected both applicants and the store. But I want to answer your questions so you understand I’m on the level. I’m also hopeful to get questions about my writing like Magnificent or Cellar Door, and of my crowdfunding knowledge (I’ve raised over $100K on Kickstarter).

Proof

The Ask Me Anything Subreddit requires proof to make sure the Redditor is who they say they are! Here’s a picture of me, which I’ve also sent out on:

Carmelo Chimera Reddit Ask Me Anything ProofIf

If that’s not enough, you can see and hear me on the news talking about all this on:

Tune In To My AMA Here When It’s Time.

The link will be dead until my subreddit goes live.