Friday, September 19, 2014

Twitter List for Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

We know you're gearing up for tomorrow's sale and mini-con, so we thought we'd help you meet the stars of the show on Twitter before you meet them in person tomorrow.

Creative Women Mini-Con Twitter List 2014


You can subscribe online to the Twitter list we created for Creative Women Mini-Con 2014 or you can use the links below to connect with the mini-con's creative women:

Sarah Stone: @fayren

Jen Monson: @JenMonson

Melissa Pagluica: @darksunrose

Sarah RenĂ© Straub: @SarahRStraub

Mandi Tremblay: @MittyMandi

Ilana Hack: @IlanaHack

Etta Jean: @EttaJeanFantasy

Alexis Villanueva: @HouseOfDoodle

Kristine Wendt: @KristineArt

Jasmine Ellis: N/A

Heather Lynn McCray: N/A

Krysten Reis: N/A

The Jen Monson Interview - Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

Ben recently took a moment to get to know local creative Jen Monson a little better. Enjoy the their chitchat.

Jen will be at tomorrow's Creative Women Mini-Con -- that's Saturday, September 20, starting at 11 am.

Creative Women Mini-Con showcases the talents of creative women in our region and sometimes includes special guests from outside the area. The complete listing of mini-con guests is available online at our post, Meet the Stars of Creative Women Mini-Con.











Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Etta Jean Interview - Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

Ben sat down and spoke with local fantasy novelist Etta Jean to learn a little more about her. You can meet Etta Jean and talk about the art of writing this Saturday, September 20, starting at 11 am.

Creative Women Mini-Con showcases the talents of creative women in our region and beyond. To view the complete line-up, read our post, Meet the Stars of Creative Women Mini-Con.

And now, enjoy the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR-4S-rVrug




Awesome Events and Sale This Week

It's a busy week! The return of our Graphic Novel Reading Club and discussion group is TONIGHT, Thursday night. Then, on Saturday, meet thirteen local, creative women at Creative Women Mini-Con. It starts at 11 AM -- and so does our Saturday SALE. Get more details below.
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THURSDAY 6 PM:
We discuss Fables at our Graphic Novel Reading Club 



It starts at 6 p.m. Read Fables and then show up to discuss one of the best comics in existence. If you need a copy, check with the shop. We may have one left. 

Want more details? Get more information about Thursday night and future titles online.

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SATURDAY 11 AM:
Creative Women Mini-Con and SALE

We'll start with the SALE information and move to the Creative Women Mini-Con.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11 AM

SATURDAY DISCOUNTS
50% off Back Issues
15% off Toys & Statues
10% off Graphic Novels

Creative Women Mini-Con
We have so many talented women in our region and we're proud to introduce you to thirteen of them. Among the creatives you'll meet are:
Official Event Hashtag: #CreativeWomen14

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet Sarah Straub at Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

Artist and illustrator Sarah René Straub returns to Creative Women Mini-Con for her second appearance on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Sarah is the creator of the comic Blind Follies: The Flower and Death and colorist and letterer for Shane Matthew Murphy's Birdland comic. She draws inspiration from fairytales and mythology.

"From as far back as I can remember, I have always been weaving tales, crafting whatnots, and creating drawings inspired by the fairytales, myths, and fantasy stories on which I was raised," says Sarah.


Sarah has participated in numerous comic book conventions and art related events, including, Anime Expo, StocktonCon, SacAnime, Crocker-Con, Fanime-Con, Emerald City Comicon, 2nd Saturday Sacramento Art Walk, Angel's Art Gallery, and Creative Women Mini-Con 2013.

It's a pleasure and a privilege to have Sarah with us again at CWMC. You'll enjoy meeting her and discussing all things creative.

Creative Women Mini-Con
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.
An Empire's Comics Vault production (map)

View Creative Women Mini-Con's complete line up.

Meet Krysten Reis at Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

Krysten Reis is a full-time 2D artist at a small local game company. She's also a freelance artist and a co-creator of the comic book, "A Curious Journey."

Krysten was a recent winner in the "Veronica's Pick" category of The Mary Sue Design Contest for her piece entitled, The Geek Girl.

Krysten has exhibited at SacAnime, SacCon, Creative Women Mini-Con 2013, Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con, A-1's Creator Con, and others. She's also an artist for Sacramento indie comics publisher Scattered Comics

"The Geek Girl" by Krysten Reis
We're excited to have Krysten return to Empire's Comics Vault for another event. Meet her at our 2014 Creative Women Mini-Con on Saturday, September 20.

Creative Women Mini-Con
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.
An Empire's Comics Vault production (map)

View Creative Women Mini-Con's complete line up.

Meet Alexis Villanueva at Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

Alexis Villanueva, Artist and
Founder of House of Doodle
Alexis Villanueva, a.k.a. "Doodle," is a lifelong artist and the proud owner and founder of a creative company, playfully named "House of Doodle". Alexis is classically trained in all mediums and graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

House of Doodle specializes in comics, illustrations, concepts and designs and is based in Stockton, CA.

Alexis and House of Doodle have have been featured at StocktonCon, Big Wow ComicFest, and the 2012 Stockton Thunders Caricature Auction artist. Alexis has been featured on Good Day Sacramento and also on a panel discussion at StoctonCon.

Source: @HouseOfDoodle (Instagram)
Alexis is working on a comic book, Anonymouse, that is expected to be released in 2015. She is passionate about developing new artists, and via House of Doodle, she provides instruction through private lessons and mentoring.

We're excited to have this talented local with us for the first time at Creative Women Mini-Con. Come out to meet Alexis and talk to her about the creative process.

Creative Women Mini-Con
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.
An Empire's Comics Vault production (map)

View Creative Women Mini-Con's complete line up.