Baltimore, Maryland – August 12, 2009 – The Baltimore Comic-Con staff have been busily working on arranging the Harvey Awards, accommodations, promotions, partnerships, exhibitors, and guests, and we’re behind announcing much of it! While there are a number of things still in the development stages, here’s some information we can share now.
A new feature of our on-line presence this year, the Baltimore Comic-Con is now providing a gateway to hotel accommodations around the Baltimore Convention Center! From our main webpage, click on the “Hotels” link (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/hotels.htm). This helpful tool enables you to request rooms on-line, compare prices, and review descriptions, amenities, and locations. We encourage those of you traveling from outside of the region to take advantage of this added convenience.
Last month, we announced a number of today’s top Marvel creators attending the show, including Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers), Frank Cho (Ultimates 4), David Finch (Ultimatum), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), and Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man). We’re bringing in an amazing slate of first-time guests this year for you to meet, including Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Doug Braithwaite (Wolverine: Origins), Pat Broderick (Vincent Price Presents), Jo Chen (New Avengers: The Reunion), Jimmy Cheung (New Avengers: Illuminati), J.M. DeMatteis (Daredevil), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Legacy), Sarah Dyer (Superman Adventures), Steve Englehart (Avengers), Bob Fingerman (Recess Pieces), Kathryn Immonen (Runaways), Scott Koblish (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds), Tom Mandrake (The Outsiders), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Laura Martin (Thor), Kevin Nowlan (The Spirit), Whilce Portacio (Spawn), Buddy Prince (Night), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Ian Sattler (Final Crisis: Aftermath), Marc Silvestri (Witchblade), Peter Tomasi (Blackest Night: Batman), Jim Valentino (Shadowline Comics), Rob Venditti (The Surrogates), Len Wein (Justice League of America), and Brian Wood (sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, Northlanders).
You’ll also see many returning guests, such as Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos), Jim Calafiore (Batgirl), Nick Cardy (Aquaman), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), Sean Chen (Dark Reign: Fantastic Four), Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary), Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever), Steve Conley (Star Trek: Year Four), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Todd Dezago (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man), Al Feldstein (Mad), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Tony Harris (Ex Machina), Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic), Adam Hughes (Power Girl), Stuart Immonen (New Avengers), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Joe Jusko (Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Greg LaRocque (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Sean McKeever (Teen Titans), Mark McKenna (BananaTail), Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Mark Morales (Secret Invasion), Doug Murray (Jungle Girl Season 2), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Phil Noto (Batgirl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Jeff Parker (Agents of ATLAS), Dan Parsons (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Comics Armor Wars), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tom Raney (Dark Reign: Hawkeye), Alex Robinson (Too Cool to be Forgotten), James Robinson (Superman), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Iron Man & The Armor Wars), Stephane Roux (Amazing Spider-Man), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Tim Sale (Heroes), Scott Christian Sava (Dreamland Chronicles), Walt Simonson (Thor), Andy Smith (Dean Koontz’s Nevermore), Jim Starlin (Strange Adventures), Brian Stelfreeze (Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink), Karl Story (Batman: Streets of Gotham), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Billy Tucci (Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion), Dexter Vines (Wolverine), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest), Doug Wagner (The Ride), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Mark Waid (The Incredibles), and Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing).
Guest of Honor
We’re proud and ecstatic to announce that our tenth anniversary headliner is George Perez (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds)! George was one of our guests in our first year, and has returned numerous times over the past 10 years. In addition to headlining the show, George will be providing the artwork for our program in 2009!
“What an incredible line-up we’ve arranged for our 10th anniversary show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We have been chugging along, building the guest list, working with the city of Baltimore on the hotel program, coordinating the Harvey Awards, and a million other little things involved with getting things ready for October.”
In coming weeks, look for ongoing announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting added guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10th.
As we continue to get ready for this year’s show, we would like to remind you to mark your calendar for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con dates: August 28-29, 2010.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 10th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Oct 10-11, 2009. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 4 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.
From Larry’s newsletter:
Rob Guillory will NOT be signing this Saturday. Couldn’t be helped.
I rescheduled it. He will however be the guest at my next Westford Show, Sunday, November 29th.
Rob Guillory, artist on Image Comics Chew, signs at Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics this Saturday August 8th noon-3pm.
Chew is a new ongoing series from writer John Layman and artist newcomer Rob Guillory. The comic series follows the adventures of Philadelphia Police Department Detective Tony Chu, a cop with a weird secret.
Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. The result is hilarious Crime noir/sci fi comic. The book has sold out nationwide three times in the few months it has been out.
Rob is thrilled at the opportunity to meet and greet New England fans 08-08 12noon -3pm. He will be signing comics for free, selling art and sketchbooks and doing commissioned sketches.
Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics will have plenty of copies of Chew #1, #2 & #3 on hand as well as a Special limited printing of Chew #1 produced by Image Comics special for this event.
Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics, 66 Lakeview Ave., Lowell, MA
Veteran actress Elena Verdugo has been added to the Captain’s list of legendary stars, for his upcoming September 19-20 event. It will be held at the Midtown Holiday Inn in New York City. Besides being an Emmy Winner on the 1970s hit tv series Marcus Welby M.D., she is well remembered by horror buffs for her role as the doomed gypsy girl in the 1944 Universal horror classic, House Of Frankenstein. She replaces the ailing Farley Granger who cancelled his appearance for health reasons.
More than a wax museum, Madame Tussauds Hollywood is LA’s newest attraction opening August 1st right next to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Madame Tussauds Hollywood opens with a great action and superhero section where you can take pictures with your favorite characters like Wolverine!
We’d like to invite the Convention Scene members to come see the attraction with a $5 discount when you visit before the end of the year. See below for details:
MADAME TUSSAUDS HOLLYWOOD
Receive $5 off regular adult/child admission to Madame Tussauds Hollywood when you present this offer at the Box Office at time of purchase. To receive this discount, you must print this offer to be exchanged at the Box Office. Good for up to six (6) one-day admission tickets. Not valid with other discounts, online ticket sales, or offers. Valid at Box Office only. Additional restrictions may apply. Not for resale. Only a printed offer will be honored. Expires: December 31, 2009. Promo code: 9011/9012.
We are pround to announce we have added several new guests including Christopher Knight (Peter Brady), Adrianne Curry (Sureal Life/Playmate), William Zabka (Johnny from the Karate Kid) Ken Hall (The Puppetmaster Writer), Mark Metcalf (Neidermeyer from Animal House/The Maestro from Seinfeld)and Rick Wise (1975 Red Sox/1964 Phils pitcher). Many more to be addeed
Featuring: Comics, Sports, Action Figures, GI Joe, Autographs, non sports and sports cards.
Lucasfilm Ltd. and StarWars.com are pleased to present The Empire Muggs Back, an auction hosted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Artists, comic book creators, toy designers, and celebrity fans armed with markers, paint brushes and glue guns transformed blank Mighty Muggs into one-of-a-kind Star Wars art to be auctioned by the Foundation. Bid today at www.charityfolks.com/theempiremuggsback!
Visit StarWars.com for in-depth Empire Muggs Back coverage, Mighty Muggs crafting tips, artist profiles and more! www.theempiremuggsback.com
Convention Website: http://www.floridasupercon.com
Date(s):: June 4-6, 2010
Location: Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center, Miami, FL
Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 150 vendor booths
Projected Attendance:: 6,000+
Convention Website: http://www.myspace.com/wasfen
Date(s):: August 1, 2009
Location: The Plaza Hotel Conference Center, 201 N 17th Ave, Wausau WI 54401
Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 30
Projected Attendance:: 300
Convention Website: http://www.animationsupercon.com
Date(s):: October 2-4, 2009
Location: Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center
Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 80 Vendor Booths
Projected Attendance:: 4,500
Blackest Night Party at Packrat Comics
July 18, 2009 5-10pm
Special Guest former Green Lantern Artist Darryl Banks, Teen Titans writer, Sean McKeever, Sean Forney, Uko Smith, and more!
5-10pm – Live Bands starting at 6PM
First Annual Comic Book Poker Tournament Buy In 35 dollar back issues for only $25.00
And maybe a comedian that doesn’t suck this time!
And don’t forget the Annex with over 125,000 comic books for only a dollar each!
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026