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Worcester, MA 01609
Past EventsSept. 15, 2018: Batman Day 2018 Signing
Batman Day returns to That’s Entertainment in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guest artists Derek Rook, Bob Noberini, and Alex Barbosa will be offering free sketches and taking small commissions from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each artist will be giving away a Batman Day commemorative print which will feature his artwork. Requests for commissions and free sketches are limited to one per person from each artist.
Customers are strongly encouraged to cosplay. Everyone who arrives in full costume will receive an instant $5 in store credit. Cosplayers are then welcome to enter in the store’s costume contest for a chance to win first, second, or third prizes of $15, $25, or $50 in store credit. Cashiers will be handing out free Batman comic books and masks to everyone upon request, while supplies last (limit one mask and one comic book per person).
Marketing coordinator Sorana Gatej says, “Last year on Batman Day, dozens of fans came into the store in costume,” she adds. “It’s a wonderful sight, with people of all ages dressed as Batman or his friends and foes milling around and posing for photos.”
According to DC Comics, The annual fan-favorite event, now in its fifth year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the BATMAN DAY tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.
Comic artists and cartoonists Derek Rook and Bob Noberini are both locally renowned for their artistic contributions to the Worcester art scene. This will be a first appearance at That’s Entertainment for artist Alex Barbosa.
Rook has provided artwork for such notable works as Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” and “Zombie”, “The Dead”, “Deadworld”, and “Gore Shriek”. According to Rook, He was “born and raised on comic books, 70’s exploitation films and rock n’ roll.” Under his comic book company label, Rough House Publishing, Rook plans to release his creator-owned titles, “Beautiful Worcester” and “Angelduster”. He continues to distribute vigilante justice in Worcester, Massachusetts.July 7, 2018: Bat-Wedding Celebration
Artists Mike Lilly and Derek Rook appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday July 7th at 11:00 AM as part of their Bat-Wedding festivities.
Mike Lilly has worked on comic book titles such as Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing, Detective Comics, Annihilation Conquest, Punisher, Marvel Knights, The Tick, Grimm Fairy Tales, Vampirella, Black Terror, and more.
Derek Rook has provided artwork for such notable works as Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” and “Zombie”, “The Dead”, “Deadworld”, and “Gore Shriek”. According to Rook, He was “born and raised on comic books, 70’s exploitation films and rock n’ roll.” Under his comic book company label, Rough House Publishing, Rook plans to release his creator-owned titles, “Beautiful Worcester” and “Angelduster”. He continues to distribute vigilante justice in Worcester, Massachusetts.June 20, 2018: The Complete Girls with Slingshots Signing
Danielle Corsetto, creator of webcomic Girls With Slingshots, will be appearing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an in-store signing.
Corsetto will be signing copies of her new book The Complete Girls with Slingshots, which will be available to purchase directly at her table for $74.99 each (suggested for a mature audience). She will also be offering to draw a free mini sketch upon request to anyone purchasing a copy of her book, or to anyone making a store purchase in any amount. Please present your store receipt at her table.
Danielle Corsetto is the creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, which ran from 2004-2015. She also penned three Adventure Time Original Graphic Novels for BOOM! Studios, and wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News. She posts silly autobio strips about her cats and yoga at Stuckat32.com, and is writing a sex ed comic with Monica Gallaher called BOO! It’s Sex, debuting on Webtoons this summer.June 16, 2018: Child of a Mad God Signing
Fantasy Author R.A. Salvatore will be signing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Saturday, June 16th during Free RPG Day, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will be free and appropriate for all ages, especially ages teen and up.
R.A. Salvatore will be signing copies of his newest book Child of a Mad God: A Tale of the Coven and copies of his RPG Demonwars: Reformation, both of which will be available to purchase at That’s Entertainment (while supplies last). Attendees can have up to three items signed per person.
R. A. SALVATORE is one of fantasy’s most popular authors, with his books frequently appearing on the New York Times bestseller list and more than 10 million copies of his books sold. He is the author of The Bear, The Dame, The Ancient, and The Highwayman as well as Gauntlgrym, The Legend of Drizzt books, including the Dark Elf Trilogy―Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn― and the Demon Wars series, among many others. He lives in Massachusetts.