August 30, 2012 by Colin Solan
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Saturday, September 8
11:00-12:00 – Kickstarter project management
So, you got funding for your comic…now what? Join Mervyn and Jon of Paperlab Studios as they discuss the thrills, perils, and pitfalls of a successfully-funded Kickstarter from their personal experiences with Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew.
12:00-1:00 – Mark Waid and Thrillbent
Award-winning writer and now publisher Mark Waid talks about Thrillbent.com, his new digital-comics website. He’ll have advice for creators looking to break into digital, sneak peeks at upcoming Thrillbent projects, and other surprises!
1:00-2:00 – Spotlight on Paul Levitz
Readers may know Paul Levitz best for his work on DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes, Justice Society, Worlds’ Finest, and as the co-creator of the Earth-2 Huntress. But he also worked on early fanzines, was President & Publisher of DC Comics from 2002-2009, is a member of the CBLDF board, and is the author of75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Join Levitz and moderator Robert Greenberger as they look back on Levitz’s life in comics.
2:00-3:00 – BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!/BOOM! Town
BOOM! Studios returns to Charm City with a jam-packed panel! Learn what is next from BOOM! as Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik run down the most exciting new projects and reveal upcoming titles from BOOM! Studios, KaBOOM!, and BOOM! Town with creators including Roger Langridge (SNARKED), Michael Alan Nelson (VALEN THE OUTCAST), and Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME)! This is a panel you won’t want to miss!
3:00-4:00 – Artist Alley Comics
Come discover the new home for creator-driven digital comics, Artist Alley Comics! We’ll reveal why the company is important to the future of digital comics for both fans and creators alike.
Co-founders Craig Rousseau, Rich Woodall, and Kelly Yates will be joined on the panel by Richard Case, Randy Green, and Chris Kemple. Moderated by Stephen Mayer, co-host of the Acme Wave Projector podcast.
Free copies of the Artist Alley Comics preview book for 50 people.
4:00-5:00 – Creating Your Comic/Manga from Concept to Publication
The three time Harvey-nominated husband and wife creators of The Uniques, The Uniques Tales, and Rainbow in the Dark, Comfort Love and Adam Withers, teach you how to create your own comic. The entire process – concepting, scripting, thumbnails, pencils, color, PDF’s and CBZ’s, printing, distribution, the web, and even maximizing your convention experience will be covered in this seminar. You will walk away with an understanding of the tools you will need to create and sell your own book.
11:00-12:00 – Team Cul de Sac
When Richard Thompson, the creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his friend Chris Sparks began a fundraising effort to honor his friend. With Richard’s support, he asked others to donate artwork featuring the Cul de Sac characters for a Team Cul de Sac book with proceeds going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. Now, join Chris Sparks and other members of Team Cul de Sac including Steve Conley, Matt Dembicki, SL Gallant, Roger Landgridge, and others as they discuss the book, Richard Thompson’s work, and their continuing efforts to raise funds in Richard’s name.
12:00-1:00 – The British Invasion
In the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a fresh take that appealed to fans and critics alike. That creativity is kept alive today by creators including Brian Bolland (Dial H), Mark Buckingham (Fables), and Barry Kitson (Captain America). Join them and moderator Robert Greenberger for a lively and fun look at their work and the British Invasion of American comics.
1:00-2:00 – Creating Comics the comiXology Way
ComiXology has not only transformed the industry in making digital comics available everywhere, but they have also created the foundation for comic storytelling to be expressed in new ways. Originally created to artfully display comics on small screens, comiXology’s revolutionary Guided View reading technology has evolved to dramatically change how comic stories are being told. From early experiments like Box 13, Valentine, andPower Play to more recent efforts like Marvel’s Infinite Comics, comiXology’s Guided View has ushered in a new era of comic book creation. Join comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts alongside PowerPlay and Infinite Comics artist Reilly Brown and Valentine creator Alex De Campi as they talk about the ins and outs of creating comics using the Guided View tools. Roberts will also discuss comiXology’s plans for these tools.
2:00-3:00 – The Future of VALIANT
Valiant is back and, just a few months in, the buzz couldn’t be bigger for the most successful relaunch in comics! Now, find out what the future holds for the Valiant Universe with an exclusive round of announcements and in-depth discussion featuring Robert Venditti & Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Executive Editor Warren Simons and a few surprise special guests! What fateful events lay beyond the horizon for the Valiant Universe? Who will stand to challenge X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong, and the rest of Valiant’s greatest heroes this fall? And with Shadowman just around the corner, who will be the next iconic character to enter the fray? Find out right here as Valiant begins drafting its grand plans for 2013, only at Baltimore Comic-Con!
PLUS, no fan will want to miss the special door prizes Valiant will have on hand for every panel attendee.
3:00-4:00 – Dynamite Entertainment presents Garth Ennis
Join writer Garth Ennis and Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt for a lively hour of discussion on all things Boys, Battlefields, Dynamite, and more!
4:00-5:00 – The History of Censorship in Comics
Since the very beginning of the art form, comics have been the victim of near-constant scrutiny and censorship. Learn about the history of this persecution, from book-burnings in the 1940’s, to Senate Hearings in the 1950’s, through to today, when fans routinely have their digital media searched by moral watchdogs. Instances of censorship in every decade will be discussed, as well as why they occur, and how they are fought, and can be prevented. Presented by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Deputy Director Alex Cox, and Comic Author and Historian Fred Van Lente.
1:00-2:00 – Spotlight on Phil LaMarr
You may know Phil LaMarr from his five-year run on Fox’s MADtv. Or you may know him from his voice work on such animated shows as Justice League Unlimited, Static Shock, Futurama, and Family Guy. Here’s your chance to spend an hour with Phil and learn even more about this talented actor, comedian, and life-long comic fan.
2:00-3:00 – Meet the Co-Publisher
DCE Panelist: Dan DiDio
Moderator: Bob Wayne
As the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, Dan DiDio is one of the driving forces behind DC Comics – The New 52, DC’s digital initiative, Before Watchmen, and much more. Here’s your chance to discover more behind-the-scenes information from one of the industry’s most dynamic leaders!
3:00-4:00 – MARVEL: Marvel NOW!
A major shake-up is coming for the Marvel Universe, and you can be the first to know the details! In this panel, Tom Brevoort (SVP – Executive Editor) and some special guests will reveal secrets about the launch of a new line of #1 issues including Uncanny Avengers, Iron Man, Indestructible Hulk, Thor: God of Thunder,and Captain America, and answer your questions about what’s coming up in this new iteration of the House of Ideas!
4:00 – Stan Lee VIP ticket-holders may queue up for the Stan Lee Spotlight.
4:15 – General Public may queue up for the Stan Lee Spotlight.
4:30-5:30 – Stan Lee Spotlight
Face Front, True Believers! Stan’s back! This is a panel no comics fan will want to miss as Jimmy Palmiotti sits down with the one and only Stan “The Man” Lee! He is a Founding Father of the Marvel Universe and the face of Marvel Comics to legions of fans. Join the writer, editor, actor, and legend as he discusses his illustrious career. Excelsior!
Art Auction (2505-2507)
Immediately following the Stan Lee panel – Auction of 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook art
The art created for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook celebrating 15 years of Frank Cho’s Liberty Meadows will be auctioned at this special event! Don’t miss this opportunity to own original art featuring Frank’s characters as depicted by artists including Frank Quitely, Brandon Peterson, Gene Ha, David Petersen, Bernard Chang, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tom Raney, Billy Tucci, Steve Conley, Thom Zahler, Craig Rousseau, Frank Cho, and many others!
Sunday, September 9
11:00-12:00 – Future Approaches to Teaching Comics in the High School Classroom
The use of comics as an educational tool to engage students has seen a growing acceptance in many classrooms across the country. While many of the earliest adapters have employed comics to engage challenged and reluctant readers, there is a growing chorus of teachers who are using comics to cover a broad range of subjects at the secondary level. In this session, John Shableski talks with Dr. John Weaver about his experience with introducingWatchmen to his high school students and his more recent endeavors of teaching Ulysses Seen (iPad app). Joining the panel will be Rob Berry, creator of Ulysses Seen, the comic adaptation of James Joyce’s classic work.
12:00-1:00 – Ron Marz and Jamal Igle Spotlight
Back in 1994, Jamal penciled eight pages in Green Lantern #52 from a script by series writer Ron Marz. It was Jamal’s first published work, and while the two remained friends ever since, they haven’t worked together in the ensuing years. That’s all about to change, as the two creators meet for a spotlight panel discussing the past, present, and future. Specials guests and the announcement of an exciting new project make this a panel you won’t want to miss.
1:00-2:00 – Christianity and Comics With Billy Tucci
In an industry dominated by secular heroes, join award-winning writer/artist Billy Tucci for a enlightening discussion on his Christmas graphic novella, “A Child Is Born” and the portrayal of Christianity in comics.
2:00-3:00 – IDW Publishing
2012 has been a huge year for IDW. Join Vice President of Marketing Dirk Wood, and a guest or two, for inside information on what else is in the works! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes, and Q&A!
3:00-4:00 – Avatar Press: News and Q&A
Join the Avatar staff and special guest, writer/artist Mike Wolfer (Stitched, Lady Death, Night of the Living Dead), and get all the fresh news from Avatar Press, the industry’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking publisher! Want insight into the hottest titles from such industry luminaries as David Lapham, Garth Ennis, and Alan Moore? Can’t get enough Ferals, Fashion Beast, or Crossed? Find out what new terrors and triumphs this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered!
11:00-12:00 – Tribute to Joe Kubert
The world of comics lost one of its legendary creators recently with the death of Joe Kubert. Whether through his work on the page, the work done through The Kubert School, or his sons Adam and Andy, his legacy will live on in comics for years to come. Join Paul Levitz, Robert Greenberger, and former students Tom Raney, Timothy Truman, and Thom Zahler as they remember Joe Kubert.
12:00-2:00 – MARVEL: Marvel Boot Camp Seminar
To benefit the Hero Initiative, this special ticketed seminar takes you behind the scenes into the inner philosophy of Marvel Publishing, as SVP – Executive Editor Tom Brevoort shares with the public for the first time the training indoctrination lecture he gives to the Marvel editorial staff. Revealing how Marvel editors think about the business of storytelling as well as inside secrets and tricks-of-the-trade, this lecture will be followed up as time permits with an open Q & A in which attendees can probe Tom’s mind on any and all questions relating to finding a career in the industry. And the proceeds all go to an excellent cause! Tickets will be available throughout the show at the Hero Initiative Booth (1705-1706) for $10.
2:00-3:00 – Spotlight on Frank Quitely
Frank Quitely is a fan-favorite artist whose work includes All-Star Superman and New X-Men. Now’s your chance to learn more about Frank as he discusses his work with artist and teacher, José Villarrubia.
3:00-4:00 – Breaking into Comics Right Now!
If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie and VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik as they give you up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry. Learn what you need to do to make your comic book dreams come true in a world where the Internet and social media have changed everything. This won’t be your grandfather’s “breaking into comics” panel.
1:00-4:00 - 4th Annual Costume Contest sponsored by StylinOnline.com
The fun begins at 1:00 pm! With $1,000 up for grabs for the best overall costume and prizes for each of the 10 categories, this is one event all of you cosplayers don’t want to miss! Adult Categories have a $5 entry fee per person and, as always, kids up to age 17 can enter the costume contest for free! For more information and a complete list of categories, visit our website’s Costume Contest page.
Kids Love Comics Pavilion (2403)
Kids Love Comics Pavilion is brought to you by The Comic Book Diner (comicbookdiner.com) Comics Podcast, all about the business and fun of creating comics and graphic novels; and the Baltimore Comic-Con.
All Day – Coloring and Drawing Area for Kids of All Ages
Artists and volunteers will be on hand to help kids draw, create their own comics, and have 4 Color Fun! KLC balloons and temp tattoos while supplies last!
Kids Comic Contest!
Kids can draw and enter their own comic and win a piece of original art from the KLC Creators! (Please hand in entries by 4:30 pm Saturday to John Gallagher’s booth in the KLC Pavilion!)
(Please note: Kids 12and under should be accompanied by an adult at all times.)
11am – 12 noon – Create-A-Cape
Kids can make their own capes and decorate them, with the help of KLC Artists & Volunteers! Please note: these capes do NOT let you fly!
12 Noon – Bloop!
Steve Conley draws his little green space monkey, showing how simple shapes allow you to create just about anything!
12:45 pm – Betty vs. Veronica with Archie’s Dan Parent
Dan Parent is the writer and artist of many of Archie Comics’ top sellers– now he gives a tutorial on drawing characters in the style of Betty, Veronica, and Jughead!
1:30 pm – Kids! Make! Comics! with John & Katie Gallagher
Mr. Gallagher and his 10-year old daughter Katie have created “Zoey & Ketchup,” a graphic novel about a dog & his girl — now it’s YOUR turn! The creators discuss the history of comics, the steps and process of writing, pencilling, inking, & more — then we’ll help you start your own comic!
2:15 pm – Mash Up!! with Jamar Nicholas
In 15 minutes, you can create your own superhero or character by combining different ideas, elements, and occupations– Cartoonist Jamar Nicholas shows you how!
3 pm – Owly! with Andy Runton
Mr. Runton draws everybody’s favorite forest creatures, including Owly, Wormy, and more!
3:45 pm – Jamal Igle Draws Molly Danger!
See how Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Action Comics) draws his own super heroic Molly Danger!
4:30 pm – Creating Comics Workshop
Several Kids Comics Creators team up to discuss how they create comics, and take questions from aspiring creators.
6:30 pm – All Comic Contest Entries are Due at John Gallagher’s Booth; KLC Stage closes
All Day - Coloring and Drawing Area for Kids of All Ages
Artists and volunteers will be on hand to help kids draw, create their own comics, and have 4 Color Fun! Also, KLC balloons and temp tattoos while supplies last!
(Please note: Kids 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult at all times.)
11 am – 12 noon – Mask Mania!
Kids can make their own super-duper masks and decorate them, with the help of KLC Artists & Volunteers. Warning: No Super Villains Allowed.
12 Noon – Amelia Rules!
Jimmy Gownley shows you how to draw Amelia & her friends and shows how you can create comics from real life situations
12:45 pm – Manga Blitz! with Mary Cagle (www.kiwiblitz.com)
Miss Cagle will give kids guidance on drawing in the Manga style, and making your comics fun!
1:30 pm – Aw Yeah, Franco!
Tiny Titans and Aw Yeah Comics! creator Franco takes you on an artistic journey of cool cats, powerful pups, and Tiny… uh, you get the picture!
2:15 pm – Knight of the Drawing Board! with Frank Cammuso!
The creator of Max Hamm and Knights of the Lunch Table shows you how to create fun and interesting characters!
3 pm – Kids Comics Contest Winners Announced!
3:15 pm – Create-A-Hero!
KLC Artists team up with the audience to create original super heroes and silly sidekicks!
(All times subject to change)
Garth Ennis at the Dynamite Entertainment Booth (1501)
Saturday: 12:30-2:30, 4:30-5:30
Hero Initiative Booth (1705-1706)
10:00-11:00: Chris Ivy
11:00-1:00: John Romita Jr.
2:00-3:30: Herb Trimpe
3:00-5:00: John Romita Jr.
4:00-5:00: Jeff Lemire
5:00-6:00: Mike Choi
10:00-11:00: John Romita Jr.
11:00-12:00: Jeff Lemire
12:00-1:00: Chris Ivy
1:00-2:00: Herb Trimpe
2:00-4:00: Chris Ivy
Phil LaMarr (1810) – fee required
Saturday: 11:00-12:30, 2:30-5:00
Sunday: 11:00-1:00, 2:00-5:00
Artists: Bring your portfolio and have it reviewed by Greg Tumbarello, Assistant Editor at Legendary Comics. 2:00-4:00 Saturday at Table A312.
Artists: Amazon Studios is doing portfolio reviews throughout the weekend at booth 1602. Times to be announced.
Special guest Dorian Vallejo appears at the Society of Illustrators on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6:00pm to share some thoughts and tips in an informal chat! Featuring 90 minutes of dynamic figure drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need, by Hero Initiative. More details at the link.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Raina Telgemeier signs at both Big Planet Comics locations on Saturday September 22, 2012. She’ll be at the Vienna store from 11:00am – 1:00pm and in College Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
Marvel Comics editors Nick Lowe and Tom Brevoort appear on the Comic Book Club podcast with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday September 4, 2012 at 7:00pm! They’ll chat all about the massive changes coming in the Marvel Universe with Marvel NOW!, including the changing of the guard on the X-Men and Avengers titles. Admission is free!
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Avery Brooks and Colin Ferguson Slated to Appear at the Away Mission: Orlando Sci- Fi Convention October 5-7, 2012
Avery Brooks and Colin Ferguson Slated to Appear at the Away Mission: Orlando Sci- Fi Convention October 5-7, 2012
Tenured professor at NYU, Brooks will commemorate the 20th anniversary of DS9 with his fans at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and join a host of other sci-fi guests.
Also attending is Colin Ferguson from the wildly popular SyFy channel original series Eureka. Plus the great hotel rate has many patrons staying a couple of extra days to enjoy the Disney theme parks.
Orlando, FL (PRLINK) August 20, 2012 – Set for the first weekend of October and with many confirmed stars, artists, and authors, this weekend-long sci-fi convention presented by Away Mission (formerly Vulcan Events) promises to be the sci-fi event of the year. Avery Brooks—the smooth as velvet Captain Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV show and several films including American History X—will join Colin Ferguson from the SyFy Channel’s original series Eureka! They will be available all weekend for autographs and photo ops.
Rounding out the lineup are Dwight Schultz from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Dirk Benedict from the original Battlestar Galactica. Both Dwight and Dirk also starred in the 80’s cult classic The A Team. Robert Duncan McNeill, the actor best known for portraying Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager is also scheduled to attend. Robin Curtis from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Eric Menyuk from Star Trek: The Next Generation will attend and perform.
Kicking off the event Friday night, Away Mission is hosting a nerd music concert featuring nerdcore rapper from New York City-Schaffer The Darklord and performances by several acts from the nerd music movement including Sci-Fried, Random Encounter, MC Wrekshin, HDNinja, Magitek, and Marc with a C.
As with the company’s past conventions, this show is planned around providing a relaxed and sociable atmosphere where fans can mingle with stars and enjoy the many convention activities including auctions, a concert Friday night, and special events for children. Robin and Eric will perform their nerdy comedy—about an hour of original Star Trek parody materials—and it is a must see.
First-time convention goers will be pleasantly surprised at the ambiance and disposition of the average patron. “We may look like geeks in rubber masks but we are doctors, professors, and people from all walks of life. This is our fun; this is our escape” notes Javier Garcia, one of the promoters.
Several ticket options are available for advanced purchase. Weekend tickets start at $65 and single-day general admission tickets start at $15.
For tickets or more information please visit: www.away-mission.com/events/orl-2012.html.
About the Celebrity Guests
Avery Brooks is an accomplished stage, television, and film actor best known for his role as Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and A Man Called Hawk; and as Dr. Bob Sweeney in the Academy Award-nominated film American History X. He is currently a tenured professor of theater arts at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, and in 1993, he was inducted into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. After Deep Space Nine ended its run in 1999, Brooks continued to act on stage and narrated documentaries such as Jesus: The Complete Story, The Ballad of Big Al, Land of the Mammoth, and Walking with Dinosaurs. He also hosted the Discovery Channel show Unsolved History.
Actor/director/producer Colin Ferguson starred as Federal Marshal Jack Carter in the highly acclaimed SyFy-hit dramedy Eureka. Colin is a founding member of Detroit’s Second City franchise. Colin’s feature-film credits include Because I Said So, Rowing Through, and The Opposite of Sex among others. Colin was a producer on Eureka and has directed the fan favorite episodes Your Face or Mine and The Story of O2.
Dwight Schultz is the actor known to Star Trek fans for portraying Reginald Barclay. His appearances as Barclay range over an 11-year period from 1990 to 2001 having appeared in 5 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and 6 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager as well as the film Star Trek: First Contact. Dwight is also known for his role as H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock on The A-Team opposite Dirk Benedict.
Dirk Benedict’s career break came in 1978 when he appeared as Lieutenant Starbuck in the original movie and television series Battlestar Galactica. Four years later, Dirk gained further popularity as con-man Lieutenant Templeton “Face” Peck in 1980s action television series The A-Team. Recently he has authored two books: Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy and And Then We Went Fishing.
Robert Duncan McNeill is the actor best known for portraying Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager. Beginning with the Voyager episode Sacred Ground in 1996, McNeill has made an impressive turn as a director for episodic television. He has directed episodes of shows such as Dead Like Me, Supernatural, Desperate Housewives, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He served as an executive producer and director on the NBC series Chuck.
Robin Curtis is best known for playing Saavik in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. She later portrayed Tallera/T’Paal in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes “Gambit, Part I” and “Gambit, Part II”. Curtis also appeared on Babylon 5 playing Ambassador Kalika Curtis made her last television appearance on the drama series 7th Heaven.
Eric Menyuk is the actor who portrayed the recurring part of the Traveler in the Star Trek: The Next Generation. Menyuk made several TV appearances in the 80’s and 90’s. In 1998 Menyuk retired from acting to peruse a career in law.
Also appearing all weekend are guest authors Glenda C. Finkelstein, William Hatfield, and K.L. Nappier.
About Away Mission (formerly Vulcan Events)
Away Mission is focused on putting on great events for the fans, producing intimate conventions offering refreshing alternatives to other convention styles that offer one long line after another. Drawing on more than 30 years of industry experience, Away Mission brings trust and confidence back to the small-convention market.
Artist Tod Allen Smith and actor Wayne Zero appear at Way Cool Comics on Saturday, September 1, 2012 starting at Noon.
Way Cool Comics
517 Washington Street, Huntingdon, PA, 16622
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Neal Adams, Alan Davis, Humberto Ramos, Paul Jenkins Top Superstar Artist Alley At Wizard World Ohio Comic Con 2012
Neal Adams, Alan Davis, Humberto Ramos, Paul Jenkins Top Superstar Artist Alley At Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, Sept. 28-30
Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Molina, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam, Mike McKone, Michael Golden, Lee Weeks Also Headline Creators Roster At Greater Columbus Convention Center
NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 27, 2012 – Neal Adams, Alan Davis, Humberto Ramos andPaul Jenkins are among the top comics creators scheduled to populate Artist Alley at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, Sept. 28-30 at Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Eisner Award Hall of Famer Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Special Guest Davis (“Captain America,” “Thor”) and Eisner nominee Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”) and Eisner winner Jenkins (“Spider-Man,” “Batman”) headline the nearly 80 creators on the roster. Comics legend Stan Lee is one of the headliners in the celebrity area as well.
Other Special Guests in Artist Alley include Tyler Kirkham (“Green Lantern Corps,” “Amazing Spider-Man”),Jorge Molina (“X-Men,” “Fear Itself”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “X-Force”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Mike McKone (“X-Men,” “Avengers”), Michael Golden(“Daredevil,” “Star Wars”) and Lee Weeks (“Astonishing Spider-Man,” “Hulk”).
In addition to the superstar creator lineup, the expanded, three-day event features headline celebrities Eliza Dushku (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”), WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”).
Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
Co-crreator and artist Darick Robertson signs at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday September 26, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. There will also be a live performance by the band Magnolia Memoir with a new song inspired by the comic book Happy! and a charity drive for the Hero Initiative.
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
HAPPY! COMIC RELEASE PARTY & HERO CHARITY DRIVE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Golden Apple, world famous comic book & pop-culture store, is having another amazing event. On Wednesday evening September 26, 2012 from 6-9pm we are hosting the official release party for HAPPY!, the highly anticipated new series from Image Comics. Created by Industry favorites Grant Morrison & Darick Robertson, this comic debut is sure to be the next overnight success!
To celebrate the release, Golden Apple is throwing a party with Co-Creator & Series Artist Darick Robertson. He is also the mastermind behind some of the coolest & most successful alternative titles printed, Transmetropolitan & The Boys. His unique style of art and storytelling has captivated fans for over 20 years. When asked about the party, he exclaimed, “Anything to further the HAPPY-ness!”
In addition to having the creator autographing comics on the first day of release, Golden Apple has teamed up with the Hero Initiative to add a charitable element to the soiree. This year, we are encouraging fans to designate the Hero Initiative as their charity of choice at Ralphs supermarkets. If you register your Ralphs Rewards card for Hero, the organization will receive money from Ralphs every time you buy groceries at NO cost to the consumer! Just fill out the forms onsite at the event, and Hero initiative will give you a “special” present, guaranteed to make fans Happy!.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be a party without music, so we will have a special live performance by LA’s own Magnolia Memoir. Their self-titled debut album has already been labeled, “…an instant classic” by fans like Grant-Lee Phillips, Margaret Cho, and Mark Flanagan, owner of the legendary Largo-Los Angeles. The adventurous, genre bending five-piece ensemble is heralded as one of Los Angles’ trending breakthrough bands. Critics seeking to capture the vibe of this band have described it as, “…Multiple shades of Amazing” and “Fiona Apple meets the Killers with a dash of the Clash”. Sweet, sexy, nuanced, and smart -with a healthy dash of irreverence – find out what critics and audiences have been raving about.
For the event, Magnolia Memoir plan to debut a new song inspired by the comic HAPPY!
For more information,. Visit www.MagnoliaMemoir.com
*Cocktails & snacks will be served.
GOLDEN APPLE INFO:
Golden Apple Comics has been the premier comic book & pop culture store in Los Angeles for over 32 years. Known worldwide as the, “Comic Shop to the Stars”, the family owned business is always cutting edge & proactive in the community. Moreover, it has been has always been THE place in L.A to host groundbreaking events for creators & celebrities alike looking to make their mark in the Comic Book Industry.
HERO INITIATIVE INFO:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.