Comic-Con a Significant Impact on Region’s Economy Says SDWP
San Diego Workforce Partnership affirms Comic-Con’s value at San Diego Convention Center
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP), which serves as a vital source of information on the San Diego region’s labor market, has recently published an article reviewing Comic-Con’s impact on San Diego’s workforce and the San Diego Convention Center’s staffing in particular. Comic-Con, held annually in San Diego and organized by a nonprofit educational organization, is a convention celebrating the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
SDWP’s article calls attention to the estimated $320,000 in wages Comic-Con brings to the Convention Center’s 500-member staff. In addition to those staffers, the Convention Center hires temporary employees and posts job listings prior to Comic-Con to cover needs that the regular staff cannot. These positions include engineers, laborers, electricians, and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union workers, to name a few.
According to the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, Comic-Con’s 2014 show has been projected to have an impact of almost $178 million on the local economy. The actual economic impact may be larger as it has since been speculated that the factors used to calculate the figure did not take into account ancillary spending by locals, out-of-town visitors and corporations, and companies that buy advertising on buildings, lamp posts, restaurant buyouts and activations of local park space and private venues.
“Year after year, it is not lost on me the amazing number of talented people it takes to make this show happen,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson and director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con. “In addition to Comic-Con’s thousands of invaluable volunteers and staff, local businesses and organizations hire additional workers who make sure the event and the city are represented in the best possible light. It really is a terrific collaborative effort.”
What is not measured in the workforce study is the economic benefit of worldwide media attention focused on America’s Finest City during the four days of the convention and throughout the year. “We never dreamed that our local annual convention would evolve over its forty-plus years into the worldwide celebration that it is today,” said Glanzer.
The entire article can be found on SDWP’s website at http://workforce.org/news/
About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.
Face front, True Believers! Marvel has released their panel schedule for New York Comic Con 2014! They will also live blog the convention so fans can follow along at home. Details at the link!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Marvel 75th Anniversary:
X-Men- The Shifting Face of Mutantkind
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDT
Join X-Editor Michael Marts as he sits down with the renowned X-Men creators who have shaped the mythos of mutantkind! This retrospective panel takes fans through the X-Men’s publication history and gives them an inside look into the creative process behind fan-favorite characters and books! A can’t-miss-panel for any mutant-lover! Panelists include Fabian Nicieza (CLASSIC X-MEN), Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN), Len Wein (WOLVERINE), and other special guests!
MARVEL: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Russell Dauterman (THOR), Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Sam Humphries (LEGENDARY STAR-LORD), and Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE)!
Marvel 75th Anniversary:
Crafting the Marvel Event
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. EDT
Sit down with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort for an inside look into how a major Marvel event is constructed, from the perspective of writers, artists, and editors. Hear first-hand accounts about the creative collaborations that brought you Marvel’s biggest stories! Panelists include Brian Michael Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Kurt Busiek (AVENGERS), Tom DeFalco (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), J.M. DeMatteis (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Al Milgrom (WEST COAST AVENGERS), Fabian Nicieza (X-MEN), and Jim Starlin (INFINITY GAUNTLET).
Marvel 75th Anniversary:
World Outside Your Window – Diversity in Marvel Comics
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EDT
Take a look inside Marvel’s ground-breaking history, as we shine the spotlight on the creators who challenged, re-defined, and shaped Marvel’s perception as an innovative publisher of comics. Join Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and a mighty gathering of Marvel creators as they discuss the importance of diversity in comics and how Marvel upholds the tradition of presenting the world outside your window. Panelists will include Kurt Busiek (MARVELS), Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Kieron Gillen (YOUNG AVENGERS), Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
Marvel 75th Anniversary:
Guardians of the Galaxy- Then and Now
The Evolution of the Marvel Cosmic Universe
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EDT
Following the smashing success of Guardians of the Galaxy, we decided to take fans through the history of one of Marvel’s quirkiest teams, as well as Marvel’s cosmic universe at large! This 75th Anniversary panel will feature current “cosmic” creators, as well as the writers and editors who shaped Marvel’s cosmic universe! Join us as we go back in time, and get an exclusive look inside the creation of some of your favorite space-facing characters! Panelists will include Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Al Milgrom (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Doug Moench (INHUMAN), and Jim Starlin (INFINITY GAUNTLET).
MARVEL: House of Ideas Digital Panel
Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other guests including Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, VP CRM Daniele Campbell and others! Find out what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, new digital games, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!
Marvel 75th Anniversary:
Friendly Neighborhood Marvel
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EDT
Join Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada as he sits down with creators of past and present to shine the spotlight on Marvel’s street-level characters. This panel will include Spider-Man and Daredevil creators, as well as writers and artists who have contributed to the mythos of heroes like Spider-Man, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Luke Cage, and more! Panelists include Mark Bagley (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN), Gerry Conway (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Tom DeFalco (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), J.M. DeMatteis (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN), Ralph Macchio (DAREDEVIL), Doug Moench (MOON KNIGHT), and Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL).
Marvel Animation Presents
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” season two and the future of Marvel Animation.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. EDT
Main Stage 1D
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and the world premiere of an all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
MARVEL: Death of Wolverine – The Logan Legacy
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Get ready, X-Fans, for the biggest mutant on mutant showdown of the year in the pages of DEATH OF WOLVERINE! Join a star-studded lineup of X-writers as they discuss the future of Logan and the impact his death will have on the rest of the X-Men titles! Plus, get the scoop on other titles starring Marvel’s merry mutants! This panel will be jam-packed with X-Men creators, so no fan should miss out! Panelists will include Executive Editor Mike Marts, Brian Michael Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Peter David (ALL-NEW X-FACTOR), Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL), Greg Pak (STORM), Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE), Len Wein (INCREDIBLE HULK) and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
MARVEL: Cup O’Joe
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EDT
Empire Stage 1-E
Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposéon everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you! With special announcements galore! Featuring Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, writers Brian Michael Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL), Sam Humphries (LEGENDARY STAR-LORD), Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), and other Mighty Marvel guests!
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Behind the Scenes
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Join the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes team for a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the story behind what it was like to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to Disney’s expanding video game platform! The development team from Marvel, Avalanche Studios and Disney Interactive will dive into how the game has evolved, how the stories developed, and various other aspects of the creative process. This unprecedented all-access look at this momentous game release is not to be missed!
Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. EDT
Main Stage 1D
Join the cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil” in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only Panel
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDT
This exclusive panel is just for Marvel Unlimited Plus members! Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and top Marvel creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise*, sneak peeks of upcoming Marvel comics, a Q&A session to answer all your burning questions, and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Panelists will include Brian Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Nick Spencer (AVENGERS WORLD), and Ryan Stegman (INHUMAN)! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the door for access to the event!
*Merchandise available while supplies last.
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT
Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, is taking the stage! Don’t miss inside looks at Marvel’s most creatively diverse titles, plus some major announcements including the future of everyone’s favorite avenging archer! And of course, you the fans will get to ask Axel the hard-hitting questions! Other panelists will include Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Kieron Gillen (ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN), Ales Kot (BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER), Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW), James Robinson (FANTASTIC FOUR), Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE), Nick Spencer (AVENGERS WORLD), G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL), and other Mighty Marvel guests!
Women of Marvel
Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Plus, plenty of special announcements! Panelists will include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Editors Sana Amanat, Katie Kubert, Ellie Pyle, and Emily Shaw, Associate Producer Judy Stephens, writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Erica Henderson, Margi Stohl, and G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL), and artists Marguerite Bennett (ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN), Sara Pichelli (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY), and Stephanie Hans (ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN)!
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT
This is your panel for all things Spider-Man! Join us as we discuss the most epic Spidey event of all time as every Spider-Man EVER comes together to face a world-ending threat! Plus, get the low-down on Silk, the mysterious new character who has everybody talking! Panelists will include Senior Editor Nick Lowe, writers Peter David (SPIDER-MAN 2099), Christos Gage (SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN), Jason Latour (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN), Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), and Robbie Thompson (SPIDER-VERSE), and artists Stacey Lee (NEW WARRIORS), Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Robbi Rodriguez (EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE)and more special guests!
October 7, 2014 by Colin Solan
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Image Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 at the Image Comics booth (#1544).
*TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens. Tickets will be available for attendee badges only. There will be a maximum of 5 items per person allowed for ticketed signings.
Grading services will not be permitted during any Image Comics signings. Only non-CGC graded books will be permitted during all Skybound signings. All CGC graded books must be taken to the CGC booth.
1-1:45 PM: Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*
2-2:45 PM: Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm
2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
3-3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
3-3:45 PM: Steve Orlando
4-4:45 PM: Daniel Corey
4-4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
5-5:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
5-5:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
5:30-6:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*
10:30-11 AM: Abhishek Singh
11-11:45 AM: Kyle Higgins
11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
11-12 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*
12-12:45 PM: Michael Moreci
12-12:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*
12:30-1:30 PM: Thrilling Adventure Hour group signing, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin & Autumn Reeser *TICKETED*
1-1:45 PM: Matt Hawkins
1-1:45 PM: Joe Harris
2-2:45 PM: Antony Johnston
2-3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane/New Spawn Creative Team *TICKETED*
2-3 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)
3-3:45 PM: Tim Seeley
4-4:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
4-5 PM: Stefano Gaudiano (SKYBOUND)
5-5:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
5-5:45 PM: Jason Latour
6-6:45 PM: Roc Upchurch
6-6:45 PM: Michael Moreci
10-10:45 AM: Megan Levens
10-10:45 AM: Sina Grace
11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin *TICKETED*
11-11:45 AM: Jason Latour
11-12 PM: Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND)
12-12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
12-12:45 PM: Frank Quitely *TICKETED*
1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan
1-1:45 PM: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
2-2:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
2-2:45 PM: Jim Zub
2-3 PM: Khary Randolph (SKYBOUND)
3-3:45 PM: Bob Fingerman
3-3:45 PM: Otis Frampton
3:30-4:30 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)
4-4:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro *TICKETED*
4-4:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
5-5:45 PM: Wes Craig
5-5:45 PM: Gus Storms & Stuart Moore
10-10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
10-10:45 AM: Ales Kot
11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
11-11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *TICKETED*
11-12 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (SKYBOUND)
12-12:45 PM: Frank J. Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
12-12:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
1-1:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
1-1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
2-2:45 PM: Tim Seeley
2:30-3:30 PM: Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*
3-3:45 PM: Adam McGovern
3-3:45 PM: Ed Brisson
Image Comics is pleased to announce a number of thrilling panels at New York Comic Con in October. The panels will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Come join us as bestselling and award-winning writers and artists talk about their influences, creative processes, forthcoming work, and everything you’ve always wanted to know about the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, 4 – 5PM
Location: Empire Stage 1-E
SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD
Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.
Thursday, 5 – 5:45PM
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMMERSIVE
Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.
Friday, 12:15 – 1PM
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INFINITE
Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite author, these creators demonstrate the potential of comics.
Saturday, 1:15PM – 2:00PM
MORNING GLORIES STUDY HALL LIVE!
From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s panel, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series MORNING GLORIES with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well—for a better future.
Saturday, 2:15 – 3PM
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMPACT
No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS), Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.
Sunday, 12:15 – 12:45 PM
THE WALKING DEAD: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON TELLTALE’S VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE
For two seasons, fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.
Sunday, 1 – 1:45 PM
ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND COMICS
Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) and other Skybound writers and artists including Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED), and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.
Sunday, 2 – 2:45PM
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INVENTIVE
All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry, and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA), and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness.
A limited number of exclusives to be available at New York Comic Con
Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct.9 – Friday, Oct. 12.
EXCLUSIVE NYCC ISSUES:
- ROCHE LIMIT #1, Michael Moreci & Vic Malhotra, $10 (Artist Alley table #W15)
- BIRTHRIGHT #1, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
- SPREAD #1, Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm, cover by Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro (the Luther Strode art team), $20 (Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5), (limited to 250 copies)
- WYTCHES #1, Scott Snyder & Jock, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
- PUNKS: THE COMIC #1, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain, $10 (Dimension X booth #1774)
- EGOs #4.5 minicomic, Stuart Moore & Gus Storms, $1 (Artists Alley table #B3)
EXCLUSIVE NYCC HARDCOVERS:
- C.O.W.L., VOL. 1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, & Rod Reis, $35 (Image Comics booth #1544)
EXCLUSIVE NYCC PRINTS:
- NYCC SPREAD #1 cover, $10 (limited to 75 copies, available at Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5)
For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at New York Comic Con, visit us at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you in New York, and make sure to stop by the Image Comics booth (#1544)!
Archie Comics will have exclusive variant covers, special creator signings, and three must-see panels at this year’s New York Comic Con, the premiere pop-culture extravaganza in New York City from October 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center.
New York Comic Con 2014 Exclusive Variant Covers
Archie Comics will have New York Comic Con exclusive variant covers to ARCHIE #660, MEGA MAN #41, SABRINA #1, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #265 at the Archie Comics Booth (#1936)!
Variants are $10 each and supplies are limited.
Archie Comics will also be hosting creator signings at the Archie Comics Booth (#1936) all weekend! Take a look at the full signing schedule below:
Archie Originals: Fri 10/10, Sun 10/12, 11 am – 12 pm
Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli, Paul Castiglia (Friday only)
Death of Archie: Sat 10/11, 11 am – 12 pm
Jon Goldwater, Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy
Archie Meets Kiss: Sat 10/11, 4 pm – 5 pm
Dan Parent, Alex Segura
Archie Action: Fri 10/10, Sat 10/11, Sun 10/12, 1 pm – 2 pm
Jamal Peppers, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Ben Hunzeker, John Workman, James Fry
Archie Horror: Fri 10/10, Sat 10/11, Sun 10/12, 2 pm – 3 pm
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
Dark Circle Comics: Sun 10/12, 4 pm – 5 pm
Duane Swierczynski, Chuck Wendig, Dean Haspiel
Don’t miss Archie’s three must-see panels at this year’s show featuring the latest news and the creative talent behind all your favorite comic book series!
Archie Action Hour: Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man
Thursday, October 9 from 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in Room 1A18
Paul Kaminski (Archie Comics Executive Director of Editorial) is joined by Mike Pellerito (Archie Comics President), Vincent Lovallo (Assistant Editor), Ryan Jampole, Ben Hunzeker, Jennifer Hernandez, Jamal Peppers, and Jon Gray to bring you an hour jam-packed with action and adventure as you go behind the scenes and get the latest news on all things SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and MEGA MAN!
Archie Forever: Life, Afterlife and Beyond
Friday, October 10 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Room 1A05
Archie is everywhere! This is the one panel you cannot miss! Get some exclusive news on the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, details on the just-launched SABRINA series, info on the Dark Circle superhero line and everything you wanted to know about Archie and his friends on this all-star panel featuring the AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE creative team of Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Artist Francesco Francavilla along with Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, Writer/Artist Dan Parent, artist Michael Uslan, and more!
Dark Circle Comics: Building the Future of Superhero Comics
Sunday, October 12 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 1A05
Get in on the ground floor of one of the most talked-about launches in comics as Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura, Archie President Mike Pellerito, Editor Paul Kaminski and key talent like THE SHIELD Co-Writer Chuck Wendig, THE BLACK HOOD Writer Duane Swierczynski and THE FOX Writer/Artist Dean Haspiel and a few surprise guests lay the foundation for the cinematic and literary universe of titles coming from Dark Circle Comics, including THE BLACK HOOD, THE FOX and THE SHIELD!
For more information regarding panels and scheduling, visit the New York Comic Con website. For more information regarding creator signings, giveaways, and events at the Archie Comics Booth, be sure to follow @ArchieComics on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!
Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th St. on October 9-12.
Legendary writer and editor Denny O’Neil will be at the con on FRIDAY only and will be doing his ONLY signing appearance at the Hero booth from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This the ONLY place you can get Denny’s signature, so don’t miss out. Get to booth number N104-106 EARLY!
Hero is honored to be part of the Image Comics/Multiversity Comics NYCC party as well! Fans 21 and older are invited to show up at Stitch at 247 W. 37th St (at 8th Ave.) and hang out and have a cocktail with Scott Snyder, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Tim Seeley and MANY more top creators! The $10 cover at the door benefits Hero. BE THERE with your photo ID, please!
And Hero’s Uncanny X-Men Project 100 is at the con! Pick up your copy at the Hero Initiative booth and get it signed by artists at the con including Rafael Albuquerque, David Bullock, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Mike Choi, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Derek Fridolfs, Agnes Garbowska, Chris Giarrusso, Gabriel Hardman, Phil Jimenez, Bob Larkin, Pamela Lovas, David Mack, Mike McKone, Al Milgrom, Todd Nauck, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, and Bill Sienkiewicz! Copies are available in hardcover at $25 and softcover at $13 while supplies last.
Check out our Hero Initiative ambassadors all over the con floor who will be collection donations for our worthy cause! Jay Anacleto, Reilly Brown, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Scott Kolins, Mike McKone, Bob McLeod,Carlo Pagulayan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Valerio Schiti, Steven Segovia, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Joe Staton, Arthur Suydam, Phillip Tan, Fred van Lente, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will be flying the Hero flag. Stop by their booths and do the right thing!
Art attached: Multiversity Comics party flier
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative 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 $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
This week, Valiant Entertainment is taking center stage at New York Comic Con 2014 – the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast – for a weekend packed to the brim with surprise announcements, convention-only exclusives, creator signings, and more!
From Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, join Valiant at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to shop a brand new selection of NYCC-exclusive offerings – including the limited edition X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl Figure by CKRTLAB Toys! The first in a new line of Valiant Urban Vinyl figures set to debut in 2015, the first-ever X-O Manowar stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.
Plus: pick up the X-O MANOWAR #0 NYCC Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising star Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Secret Avengers)! Jump on board here and discover the untold origins of Valiant’s armored Visigoth hero with Valiant’s latest essential zero issue by acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann!
And that’s not all – look for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of Valiant’s biggest talents, including Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS), and many more!
Then, on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 PM, join an all-star panel of guests for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR AND BEYOND panel presentation! This winter, superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera launch the year’s most anticipated new series with THE VALIANT… but what happens next? Find out here as Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani lead off an exclusive round of news and announcements, right here at New York Comic-Con! Plus: RAI, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and much, much more!
And the action continues on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 PM as Valiant brings the superstar creative team behind THE VALIANT – Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – to New York’s famous St. Marks Comics for an exclusive post-show signing, featuring free THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK preview editions, and more!
Last week saw the premiere of the final season of Nickelodeon’s acclaimed animated series The Legend of Korra. Give Team Avatar a proper send off at the several events that have been scheduled for New York Comic Con!
Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra: Book 4
Thu. October 9| 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Please join Executive Producer and Creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they provide a tantalizing glimpse behind the curtain of this ground-breaking animated series. Special Guests include Voice Actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako) and P.J. Byrne (Bolin). Includes an exclusive screening of a never-before-seen episode from Korra’s final season. Moderated by Megan Casey, Vice President, Current Series, Nickelodeon Animation.
Dark Horse Comics Signing | Booth #1636
Friday, October 10| 11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. | Hellboy Stage
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Thursday and Friday at show opening.)
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
Sun. October 12| 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM| 1A06
Join Avatar Mom (moderator), Monica McClain (Illustrator/Art Instructor), Alison Wilgus (Artist/Writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders Creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (Martial Arts Choreographer for Toph Beifong) and Jessie Flower (voice of Toph Beifong) for Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations and stories – plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending Cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!
Dark Horse Comics Signing | Booth #1636
Sunday, October 12| 03:30 p.m.–04:30 p.m. | Hellboy Stage
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Jessie Flower (voice actor of Toph Beifong)
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Saturday and Sunday at show opening.)
Additionally Dark Horse will have on sale a their booth at limited number of Avatar Aang Memorial Statues as seen below.
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce an exclusive “Marvel’s Daredevil” signing event at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 11 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. ET at the Marvel Booth (#1354)
For the first time, Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) will meet with fans.
All fans who participate in this signing will also receive an exclusive “Marvel’s Daredevil” production concept art poster, drawn by Marvel Chief Creative Officer and legendary artist Joe Quesada.
Please note: this is a ticketed event. Interested fans should arrive at the Marvel Booth when the doors open at 10:00 a.m. ET on the day of the signing to participate in a random drawing for the opportunity to get one (1) item signed by the cast.
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
For more information on “Marvel’s Daredevil,” and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com
October 3, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Movies, New York, New York Comic Con, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.
First Second is proud to be featuring some wonderful authors at NYCC, including Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures), Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), George O’Connor (Olympians), Paul Pope and J.T. Petty (The Rise of Aurora West), MK Reed (The Cute Girl Network), and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer).
Thursday, October 9th
Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):
- 3:00 pm–4:00 pm : Danica Novgorodoff
- 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Paul Pope
2:15 pm–3:00 pm The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know—with Danica Novgorodoff
The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism, and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective. Room 1A14
3:00 pm–3:45 pm
Coffee Talk with Monsters—with Paul Pope
What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L. Stine (Party Games), Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow City; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous… Room 1A18
4:00 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Paul Pope in the Autographing Area, Table 19
Friday, October 10th
Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):
- 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Andrew Arnold, George O’Connor
- 5:00 pm : Cory Doctorow
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Create Your Own Monster—with Andrew Arnold and George O’Connor
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Moderator: Jack Baur Family HQ – 1C03
Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley—with Cory Doctorow
Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing. Room 1A21
Saturday, October 11th
Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):
- 1:00 pm–2:00 pm : Jillian Tamaki
- 2:30 pm–5:00 pm : Cory Doctorow
- 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Box Brown
1:00 pm–1:45 pm
Spotlight on Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow is awesome! Moderated by Eric Smith from Book Riot.Room 1A10
7:15 pm–8:00 pm
—with Cory Doctorow
This panel explores how comic books, video games, and novels are addressing world challenges. Perhaps the most inspiring content for our panel audience will be to hear about how you are using popular entertainment to address the issues that you care about. We’ll have about 10 minutes each to talk. It’s an exciting lineup of panelists which includes an FBI Victim Specialist, the dynamic Alexis Krieger, who was involved in creating the comic book Abolitionista! that is being used to empower young people to protect themselves from predators. Room 1A05
Sunday, October 12th
Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):
- 11:30 pm–12:30 pm : Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
- 12:30 pm–1:30 pm : Cory Doctorow
- 1:30 pm–2:30 pm : Box Brown
- 2:30 pm–3:30 pm : MK Reed
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Create Your Own Magical Creature—with Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Family HQ – Room 1C03
2:00 pm–2:45 pm
Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers—with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
Join graphic novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NY. Room 1B03
3:15 pm–4:00 pm
Post-Panel Signing with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
in the Autographing Area, Table 19
3:15 pm–4:00 pm Build Your Own Adventure—with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
In this interactive panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic authors and illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring writers and artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures). Room 1A01
4:15 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor in the Autographing Area, Table 19