Every month PhillyCreativeGuide.com brings you a full calendar of events in the Philadelphia region of interest to the creative community. Check out this month’s highlights…

Thursday, May 19, 2011
PhIMA Happy Hour & Networking Event by Philadelphia Interactive Marketing Association

It’s that time again! Join us for a night of networking at our next Happy Hour event! Take a break for an evening to mix and mingle with friends and colleagues at City Tap House in Center City. It will be a night filled with good eats, free drinks, and networking. Location: City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 6:30 – 9 pm.

Friday, May 20, 2011
Social Media – A Focus on Making it Work by Philly Ad Club

Hear the overview, the under view, and the total view on how it can pay off as part of a successful marketing strategy! The Philadelphia Business Journal has selected five presenters from their Social Media Stars article that represent a range of social media success stories! Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and other channels. What was the ROI and did it advance the clients’ interests. COST: $25 Members/ $40 Non-members. Location: The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. 8 – 10 am.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
March to a Million! 3 Tips to Building a Million Dollar Business by eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Event

Overcoming obstacles to success is a key to realizing your dream of building a million dollar business. Who better to tell you how it is done then someone who has done it? Lynn Bardowski will share with us her secrets to her success. As she pulls back the curtain and gives you insight to her formula for the “March to a Million”. Her strategies work and her business is proof. She has much to share. You will not want to miss this one! COST: $35.00/ $25.00 for eWN Member. Location: PARC Restaurant, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. 8 – 9:30 am.

June 17-19, 2011
Philadelphia Comic Con 2011 Wizard World Convention

Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge at Philadelphia Comic Con 2011 Wizard World Convention to celebrate the best in pop culture. Philadelphia Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More! Philadelphia Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour! **All show tickets will be e-mailed AND available as a pdf file after purchase.** COST: $25 – $55/ VIP ticketing extra. Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA. Show Hours: Friday, June 17, 2011 – 12 NOON – 8pm/ Saturday, June 18, 2011 – 10am – 7pm/ Sunday, June 19, 2011 – 10am – 5pm.

Wednesday June 8, 2011
PACT Founders Luncheon by Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies

Topic: Entrepreneurial Lessons from Philadelphia’s Sports Franchises. Join us for a luncheon with a panel of Philly Sports Leaders. Location: Park Hyatt at The Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
INDEX: A Desginer’s Resource Fair by AIGA

INDEX is Philadelphia’s most comprehensive design fair where designers meet the vendors that serve their needs. Urban Outfitters’ Jharoka space in the Navy Yard will be the place to learn about the latest in paper, printing, and interactive services. Support your AIGA chapter by attending this exciting networking event, and interact directly with the largest community of designers in Philadelphia. The event is catered with an open bar. COST: FREE for members / $15 for non-members/ $5 for students non-members. Location: Jharokha Space, Urban Outfitters, Building 543 at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Friday, June 24, 2011
2010 Philadelphia Design Awards Reception by AIGA

Come and see this year’s selections for the 2010 Philadelphia Design Awards. Celebrate with us at the PDA reception where the judges choices will be announced. Location: The University of the Arts, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 6:00pm – 8:00pm.