FRIDAY APRIL 21st
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Marc Guggenheim, Jody Houser
- 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse
- 2:00 – 3:00 PM: Jordie Bellaire, Jenny Frison, Brian Level, Declan Shalvey
- 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Rod Reis, Brent Schoonover, Nick Spencer
- 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Jonathan Hickman, Luke Ross
SATURDAY APRIL 22nd
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Michael Garland, Margaret Stohl, Ramon Villalobos, Michael Walsh
- 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Mike Perkins, Khary Randolph
- 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Nick Spencer, Ryan Stegman
- 2:00 – 3:00 PM: Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley
- 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Jordie Bellaire, Matt Horak, Declan Shalvey
SUNDAY APRIL 23rd
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley
- 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Jason Aaron, Mike McKone
- 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Alex Maleev, Todd Nauck
- 2:00 – 3:00 PM: Tana Ford, Marc Laming, Matthew Rosenberg, Robbie Thompson
*Schedule is subject to change
From Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd, Valiant is bringing its cross-country convention road show to Chicago, IL for C2E2 2017 – and we’re unleashing a non-stop line-up of exclusives, programming, panels, and parties to celebrate!
All weekend long, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 to find out why Valiant is forging the 21st century’s most acclaimed superhero universe with a complete selection of paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BRITANNIA, FAITH, HARBINGER RENEGADE, QUANTUM & WOODY, SAVAGE and many more! And don’t miss the convention debut of brand-new finely sculpted ceramic mugs from Surreal Entertainment, featuring two of the Valiant Universe’s biggest icons, X-O Manowar and Bloodshot! [$40 per set]
Then: explore the future of Valiant’s leading icon on Friday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. CT in room S405A for the VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR panel presentation! This spring, Valiant marks 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1! Now, right here at C2E2, join a blockbuster roundtable of Valiant staff and creators for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at what awaits the must-read new series of 2017!
Next: the Valiant Universe leaps off of the comics page and onto the cutting edge of superhero storytelling on Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. CT in room S405B for the VALIANT DIGITAL: NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE AND BEYOND panel presentation! Join star Jason David Frank and Valiant’s own Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani as they collide MI-6’s deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant’s most formidable heroes with new footage from NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE – the bone-shattering, live-action series coming in 2017 – and more news and announcements about all-new VALIANT DIGITAL projects! And stick around for a free exclusive print at the end of the panel!
Finally: the road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at C2E2 with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:15 p.m. in room S405B at the VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 panel presentation! Jump on board here to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with never-before-seen artwork and announcements!
Plus: don you strongest armor and blast into the biggest party of the weekend on Friday, April 21st as Valiant and Pipeworks Brewing Co. kick off the C2E2 2017: X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE RELEASE PARTY! From 7 pm CT onward at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607), Valiant is celebrating its all-new collaboration with Chicago’s own Pipeworks Brewing Co. – a new limited-edition brew created in honor of the all-new X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the sold-out, epic new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello!
Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Pipeworks Brewing Co., and Hope for the Day, the first 75 party-goers will receive a strictly limited X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 cover flat – a rare, unbound comic cover pulled directly from the printing press and signed by Valiant staff and creators! Portions of the proceeds from the party’s $5 door charge and all pints of X-O MANOWAR GALACTIC GOLDEN ALE poured will be donated to Hope for the Day, supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.
We’ll see you in the Windy City! And don’t miss a moment of the excitement as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show marches on through Los Angeles, Kansas City, Houston, and more throughout the spring!
Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th
Planet Comic Con
Kansas City, MO
Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
George R. Brown Convention Center
Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st
Five Points Festival
New York, NY
Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, May 28th
Phoenix Convention Center
Saturday, June 24th – Sunday, June 25th
ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival
San Francisco, CA
Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
* Stay tuned for more dates to be announced all year long!*
Meet Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld on Wednesday May 17th at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in L.A. for a Q&A and signing to celebrate the debut of Marvel’s first ever Deadpool OGN “Deadpool: Bad Blood” from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Each attendee will receive an exclusive ‘DAY OF RELEASE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY’ provided by Rob Liefeld and Key Collectibles.
Rob Liefeld’s legendary career began at the age of 18 years old. Fresh out of high school he was hired by both Marvel and DC Comics where he began laying the foundation for a resume that would define a generation. Rob has covered many of the industries top-tier franchises and produced memorable runs on diverse titles such as Cable, Wolverine, Deathstroke, Hawk and Dove, X-Men, X-Force, Fighting American, Spider Man, Hawkman, Teen Titans, and Deadpool.
Marvel Comics and Rob Liefeld now present Deadpool In his first Original Graphic Novel! Deadpool’s been shooting, stabbing and otherwise annoying people for a long time now. He’s made a lot of enemies. One he can’t quite place is the brutal Thumper, who keeps showing up out of the blue to pound him into jelly…..
“Deadpool: Bad Blood” needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove in order to receive a wristband to attend this event. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Wednesday May 17th at 9am to customers who purchase “”Deadpool: Bad Blood” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Personalization will be available
• Rob Liefeld will only be signing Deadpool: Bad Blood
• Absolutely No memorabilia please
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
Neil Edwards signs TORCHWOOD 2.1* at Forbidden Planet Liverpool on Saturday 6th May from 1:00 – 2:00 PM to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!
Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and the rest of the crew of the Ice Maiden investigate a case the likes of which even they haven’t seen before! Does the ship’s unconventional crew have what it takes?
Neil Edwards has worked on numerous titles for Marvel and DC, including Fantastic Four, Dark Avengers and DC Rebirth, including Green Lantern and Justice League. He’s the artist on Titan Comics’ Assassin’s Creed and Torchwood series as well as providing the artwork for Titan Comics’ much-celebrated Doctor Who: The Four Doctors.
* Please note that the Torchwood comics are not free – only FCBD Branded titles are free.
92 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HY
0151 707 1491
Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 25th at 6:00 PM to sign copies of his new middle grade book, Jake the Fake Keeps It Real.
About Jake the Fake Keeps it Real:
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes a new side-splitting series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.
Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It’s better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.
Featuring more than 160 illustrations, Jake the Fake is sure to bring the laughs with his hilarious hijinks!
Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110 Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Robert Venditti, Josh Hood, Scott Westerfeld, Van Jensen, Buddy Finethy, Jenevieve Broomall, Tracy Yardley, Wilfredo Torres, Kyle Puttkammer, Michael Gordon, Peter Cutler, Alex Ogle, Andy Duggan, and more appear at Galactic Quest on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!
Galactic Quest Comics
4264 Sudderth Road, Buford, GA 30518
To celebrate the release of the FRESH OFF THE BOAT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY special from Boom! Studios, FRESH OFF THE BOAT cast members Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen will be appearing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, May 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, May 7th, Hudson and Forrest will also be appearing at The Comic Bug in Culver City from noon to 2:00 p.m. The three young actors portray Eddie, Emery and Evan Huang on the hit ABC show and will be signing copies of the comic book tie-in at both store events.
Debuting with 10 million viewers, the critically acclaimed family comedy series Fresh Off the Boat (Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC) comes to the world of comics for Free Comic Book Day 2017! Fresh Off the Boat is the story of a Taiwanese-American family living in Orlando in the 1990s and comically explores themes of immigration, assimilation, and identity. BOOM! Studios teams with producers 20th Century Fox Television and the creative team of Fresh Off the Boat to capture the show’s authentic spirit and humor in comic form.
Introducing the the Legion of Dopeitude! Tying into the episode, “Pie vs. Cake” airing on May 2 at 9:00 p.m., this Free Comic Book Day special reveals the characters created by Eddie and Emery for a comic book contest on the television show! Pick up a copy of this book on Free Comic Book Day and see what they created!
“Fresh Off the Boat” Set in the mid-‘90s, 12-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family are adjusting to their new lives in suburban Orlando. New schools, new friends, new neighbors, new traditions – yet still holding true to their family values and their continual pursuit of the American Dream. Inspired by a true story, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan, Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Chelsey Crisp as Honey and Ray Wise as Marvin. “Fresh Off the Boat” was written by Nahnatchka Khan, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar are executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television for ABC.
Both days will feature thousands of free comics, dozens of creators and cosplayers and lots of fun for the whole family!
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
Mayim Bialik signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Actress, writer, neuroscientist, and founder of GrokNation.com, Mayim Bialik best known as Amy Farrah Fowler on America’s #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has received 4 Emmy nominations and a Critics’ Choice Award. She also starred in the early-1990s sitcom Blossom. GIRLING UP: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular addresses what it means to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Pulling from her own experiences as an actress, scientist, and writer, Mayim discusses navigating everything from first kisses and first periods to rocky friendships, family responsibilities, gender questions, body image issues, and figuring out one’s passion and place in the world.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth performs at the Lied Center of Kansas on Monday, May 8th at 7:30 PM.
Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non Fiction Best Seller List.
In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” Notable television roles include appearances in “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and most recently “The Muppets.” In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film “Rio 2” and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in “The Peanuts Movie.” She starred in the indie teen drama entitled “Hard Sell” and additional film credits have included “The Boy Next Door,” “Deck the Halls,” “Twelve Men of Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” “RV,” “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Hit & Run” and “Family Weekend.” Chenoweth began pre-production on Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie,” set for a fall 2017 release and recently starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle.
Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her first album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records on September 23, 2016. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews. In 2017, Chenoweth will reunite with executive producer Bryan Fuller in his upcoming Starz series “American Gods,” in the role of Easter.
Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth’s accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming “The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre” in 2012. Kristin is also a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center
1600 Stewart Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045
EAST COAST COMICON RETURNS TO NY/NJ METRO AREA
Features Legendary Comic Creators, Actors, Wrestlers and the Famous Film Vehicles
Secaucus, NJ—New Jersey’s largest comic convention returns to the Meadowlands Exposition Center on April 29-30. Guests include an array of recognizable pop culture figures and some of the world’s top comic book creators. East Coast Comicon is proud to announce the appearance of Danny Trejo (Machete, Heat), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow), Tony Todd (Candyman, Flash), Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), Kevin Nash (WWE), and a rare reunion of the original cast members of Lost in Space, including Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, and Bill Mumy. All are available for photos and autographs (prices vary).More than seventy (70) comic artists and writers will be on hand including
More than seventy (70) comic artists and writers will be on hand including legendary creators, George Perez and Marv Wolfman, whose ground-breaking work on the New Teen Titans is the inspiration for the popular Cartoon Network Series Teen Titans Go! Fans of comic cinema are sure to want to meet Keith Giffen (co-creator of Rocket Raccoon) and Fabian Nicienza (co-creator of Deadpool).Others appearing include superstars Art Adams (X-Men), Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Mike Zeck (Secret Wars, Punisher), Simon Bisley (Judge Dredd, Lobo), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), Denny O’Neill (Batman), and Tim Bradstreet (Punisher). Classic comics talent will also be on hand to meet fans, including Allen Bellman (Captain America), Joe Giella (The Flash, Batman), and original Marvel bullpen artist Larry Lieber, who co-created Iron Man,
Classic comics talent will also be on hand to meet fans, including Allen Bellman (Captain America), Joe Giella (The Flash, Batman), and original Marvel bullpen artist Larry Lieber, who co-created Iron Man, Ant Man, and Thor. Also Guinness Book of World Records will be present to recognize the career of artist Ken Bald. Animation directors and artists of Ren & Stimpy Bill Wray will be on hand.There’s comics fun for all ages, including a Kids Love Comics section that offers
Animation directors and artists of Ren & Stimpy Bill Wray will be on hand.There’s comics fun for all ages, including a Kids Love Comics section that offers activities all day including how to make comics, drawing lessons, and more. Over a dozen kid’s-friendly professional comic artists will be there to teach and sell their books.
Photo ops are available to get your picture taken with some of the most recognized vehicles from movies & tv. Parked onsite are Batmobiles from three iterations of the caped crusader (’66, ’89, and ’05), the Monkees Mobile, the Munsters Koach, Stephen King’s Christine, and the Lost in Space chariot. For the first time, East Coast Comicon is pleased to present a 3-D diorama of the Star Wars trash compactor, which allows you to re-enact a famous scene. (Prices vary for photo ops).
Over 200 vendors will be offering a wide assortment from dollar box comics to super-rare comics. Posters, books, graphic novels, T-shirts, art, toys, and many other collectible items will be sold. And on Sunday afternoon, the East Coast Comicon Cosplay Contest will award $500 for the best costume. Many other prizes and trophies will be awarded. The contest begins at 4 pm.
Location: Meadowlands Exposition Center
Dates: April 29 & 30, 2017
Times: 10 am to 6pm Sat & Sun
Adult Tickets $30.50
Kids Ticket $9.50 (ages 6 to 12) Sunday Adult Tickets $26.50 Kids Ticket $7.50 Sunday (ages 6 to 12) CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER ADMITTED FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A TICKET HOLDING ADULT (limit 2 children per adult)
2 day Weekend Pass $52.50
2 day Weekend Pass Early admission $82.50
VIP Ticket $135.50 (limited to 100 tickets)
Early entry to the convention (enter at 9:30 am, regular ticket holders enter after 10 am) • Two day pass • Seating in first two rows for all panels (until full). Must be seated before panel begins. • Go to front of all lines for Two (2) different signings. • East Coast Comicon poster. • Your choice of East Coast Comicon T-shirt
Day of Show Tickets:
Kids 6 to 12 yrs old $10