Boston Comic Con Moves to New Venue with an All-Star Guest List

Thanks to everyone who came out to our last show! It was a fantastic weekend for guests, attendees, and vendors alike. The Boston Comic Con continues to grow in 2010 with a move to a new venue, the Westin Waterfront in South Boston! It will be held on April 10-11, 2010 and the guest list includes some of the biggest names in comics:

JIM LEE is a huge superstar in the comic industry. He created a massive fan following in the 90s drawing X-Men before leaving Marvel to co-found Image Comics. His studio, Wildstorm, now falls under the DC Comics banner where he works on their flagship characters, Batman and Superman. He recently helped create the DC Universe Online MMORPG.

MIKE MIGNOLA is the creator of Hellboy, one of the most popular characters in comics. With two feature films to his name plus animated videos, toys, spinoff series, and more, Hellboy is an international sensation. Mike has also done feature film work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and is currently working with frequent collaborator Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit.

ERIC POWELL has worked on many titles including Action Comics, Star Wars Tales, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But he found success with his critically acclaimed series The Goon. Eric is currently adapting the Goon into an animated feature film with director David Fincher.

BILL SIENKIEWICZ is an Emmy-nominated and Eisner Award-winning artist, best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably on Elektra Assassin, Moon Knight, New Mutants and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters. A classically trained painter, Bill’s renderings incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and any combination of oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media collage and mimeograph, previously unheard of in comics.

STEVE RUDE is best known for co-creating the groundbreaking series Nexus. He has worked for all the major comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, drawing all the major characters including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Captain America, and many more.

SKOTTIE YOUNG cut his teeth doing the art for New Warriors, Human Torch, and New X-Men. His current project, a faithful adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, has garnered him widespread critical acclaim.

JIM STARLIN created waves writing and drawing many of Marvel’s cosmic titles in the 70s and creating the villain Thanos. His work on Silver Surfer, Infinity Gauntlet, and The Death of Captain Marvel reverberate to this day.

JIM MAHFOOD (aka FOOD ONE) got his big break drawing the Clerks comics for Kevin Smith. He has published his creator-owned Grrl Scouts and worked for Marvel on Ultimate Team-Up, What The?, and Generation X Underground Special. Jim is also well known for his live art murals.

CRAIG ROUSSEAU began his career at DC Comics on such titles as Impulse, Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, and Gotham Adventures. He is currently working on Iron Man: Armor Wars following Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane written by Terry Moore. Craig is also the co-creator of the indie comic hit The Perhapanauts.

JOE QUINONES is a Boston local artist who is on the rise in comics. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he worked on Teen Titans Go! before being hand-picked to draw the Green Lantern strip in this past summer’s Wednesday Comics. Currently Joe is working on a run of covers for Amazing Spider-Man and an unannounced graphic novel for DC.

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is a horror writer who co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. His comics work includes BPRD, Talent, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel. Christopher was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family.

The Boston Comic Con is in its fourth year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 22,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to our website.

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Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, and many more appear at Boston Comic Con on April 10-11, 2010

Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, and many more appear at Boston Comic Con on April 10-11, 2010

MA – Halloween Signing

Come in and visit some spoooky local artists and creators including:

Bob Noberini! Bret Herholz! Derek Ring! and author Sam Costello!

Tomorrow (Halloweeeeen)!
Noon – 4pm!

There will be free sketches, silent art auctions and more!!!

 That’s Entertainment | 244 Park Ave | Worcester | MA | 01609

http://thatse.com/

CA – JT Krul Signing

Galaxy of Comics is happy to announce that on Wednesday November 11th from 4pm-6pm, we will be hosting a signing with comics writer J.T. Krul.

J.T. has worked on recent books such as Blackest Night: Titans, Fathom, Justice League of America 80-page Giant and Soulfire.

November 11th marks the release of Soulfire #2 and Titans #19, with Titans featuring a special spotlight on Roy Harper, aka Red Arrow. So come on by and pick up a comic or two.

Galaxy of Comics, 17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, California 91311

http://galaxyofcomics.com/

Atomicon Comics Expo XVIII (November 2009)

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Convention Atomicon Comics Expo XVIII
Start Date 11/29/2009
About This Convention: Atomicon XVIII Comics Expo will be held Sunday, No. 29th, 2009, at the Comfort Inn in Huntingdon, PA (junction of US Rt. 22 and 4th Street), 10 am to 4 pm.

Our Bat-Bux $howcash Drawing, Free Movie Tickets Drawing, Mystery Box ‘o’ Stuff and Classic 60s Monster Magazine Drawing are ALL for PAYING attendees. Dealers ONLY: Special End-of-Day Drawing for a FREE Dealers’ Table at our next show.

Prices for 6 ft. tables are as following: $40/1, $75/2, $100/3 if paid by November 15. AFTER November 15: $45/1, $80/2, $110/3 until day of show. NO tables sold on day of show; YOU MUST PREPAY. The Atomicon GUARANTEE: You WILL get a wall-space table until they are SOLD OUT! Island Tables (NO free-standing displays) assigned after ALL wall-spaces are GONE, or upon Special Request.

Admission is STILL Only $2 for Adults and Teens; Kids 12-and-under are ALWAYS FREE.

FREE Parking is still available at the hotel.

Convention Guests Guests appearing at Atomicon XVIII: Horror Artist STEVE BLICKENSTAFF and Star Wars Artist TOD SMITH (confirmed)… (furnish your e-mail address for weekly updates; contact us at beezee622@netzero.net).
Venue Name Comfort Inn
Venue Address 100 S. 4th Street
Huntingdon, PA
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 25
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books

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Fanaticon (May 2010)

Fanaticon

Convention Fanaticon
Convention Website http://www.fanaticon.org
Start Date 05/15/2010
About This Convention: On Saturday, May 15, 2010, beautiful downtown Asheville, NC will play host to FANATICON, a premiere celebration of comic books, science fiction, fantasy, gaming and collectibles!

We are currently hard at work lining up exhibitors and special guests for the event. We will announce these at FANATICON.org as they are confirmed.

Convention Guests: Butch Guice (Captain America Reborn, Birds of Prey, Superman)
Venue Name Asheville Art Museum
Venue Address 2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 75
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Gaming
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fanaticon

ECCC Tickets on Sale…Lineup Includes Quesada, Johns, Bendis

Tickets for next March’s Emerald City ComiCon are now on sale.

The line up for next year’s convention is quite amazing and includes Mike Allred, Brian Azzarello, Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Geoff Johns, Ryan Ottley, Joe Quesada, James Robinson, Gail Simone, Peter Tomasi, Jim Valentino, Len Wein, and countless others.

For more, visit: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

PA – Horror Realm Presents Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead headlines Steel City Zombie Trick of Treat event

Rare public screening of original version of classic zombie film

Pittsburgh, PA – October 22, 2009 – The Hollywood Theatre, in partnership with Horror Realm, Pittsburgh’s cutting edge horror convention, is pleased to present the Steel City Zombie Trick or Treat, a Halloween night event in the Zombie Capital of the World. The event will feature a costume contest with a prize for the Best Steelers Zombie, a zombie movie trivia contest, raffles, prizes and giveaways. The party starts at 6:30 PM on October 31. Leonard Lies, who played the Machete Zombie in the original Dawn of the Dead, will be on hand to meet and greet fans. The theater will sell raffle tickets beginning on October 22 for a chance to win one of two Machete Zombie baskets donated by Lies containing a T-shirt, signed photo, Goblin CD soundtrack, comic book with Machete Zombie on the cover, a signed machete, and anything else his severed mind can think of. The drawings will take place following the movie on October 31. A rare public screening of the original 1978 Dawn of the Dead film will take place at 7 PM. Filmed in the Monroeville Mall outside Pittsburgh, Dawn is the second entry in the George Romero zombie film series. The film tells the story of a group of survivors of a plague outbreak who barricade themselves in a suburban shopping mall but are forced to fight zombies at every turn. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors and can be purchased at the door. The film is rated R. Following the Dawn of the Dead screening on Halloween night, the Hollywood will be showing Black Christmas at 9:30 PM and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Tickets for all shows are sold separately.

The Hollywood Theatre is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont (15216). The theater reopened in August 2009 and is under new management by Motion Picture Heritage Corp., a nonprofit company based in Franklin, Indiana, that rehabilitates and operates classic cinemas nationwide in partnership with local communities. Opened in 1924, the historic Hollywood Theatre is the last surviving singlescreen theater in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. The Hollywood is also a BYOB theater (beer & wine only). For more information on the Hollywood Theatre, please visit www.hollywooddormont.com or call (412) 344-1245.

Horror Realm, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention, has teamed up with the Hollywood to occasionally present horror films and related events at the theater. The next convention date will be September 17-19, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South hotel. For more information on Horror Realm, please visit www.horrorrealmcon.com.

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