February 1, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Boston Comic Con has announced their initial guestlist for the 2015 convention. As always, the best and brightest stars of the comic industry. Some of the comic creators making their first Boston Con appearance are: Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Laura Martin, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joshua Williamson!
Plus many guests are coming back for a return appearance like Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Frank Cho, Brian Azzarello, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Joe Prado, and Dave Johnson!
And the first media guest is Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his breakout role as The Penguin on Gotham! More guests will be announced in the coming months.
Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.
If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center). To book your hotel room, call the Seaport reservations desk at 617-385-5000 and ask for The Boston Comic Con attendee rate. Hotel rooms at the official Boston Comic Con hotel sell out quickly.
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Artists Chrissie Zullo, Matthew Fletcher, and Christopher Uminga appear at the Hall of Comics on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from noon till 6:00 PM! They’ll be sketching for fans, selling prints, and talking art all afternoon.
The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
Local comic book legend and raconteur Peter Bagge (Hate, Neat Stuff) appears at Arcane Comics on Friday, February 13th at 6:00 PM to discuss the seedy underbelly of the comic book industry.
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Veteran comic artist and writer Joe St. Pierre will appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, February 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to promote the release of his new comic book series, The New Zodiax. St. Pierre will be creating small sketches upon request, which he will be giving away, and signing copies of his work. He will also have original artwork and prints for sale at his table. This is a free event, which is open to the public and appropriate for all ages.
The New Zodiax #1, from Astronaut Ink, will officially be released on Wednesday, February 4th of 2015, just days prior to this event. More information about this comic title is available at www.astronautink.com.Readers can pre-order The New Zodiax with That’s Entertainment, or pick up a copy at the appearance.
Joe St. Pierre has worked in the comic and design industry for over twenty years, for major publishers such as Valiant, Image, Marvel, and DC Comics. He has contributed his creative talent to well-known titles such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Venom, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Superboy, as well as his own 1993 series, Secret Weapons. St. Pierre currently resides in Salem MA, having moved there from New York three and a half years ago.
Located at 244 Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, That’s Entertainment, is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s inner “geek.” The store features a wide variety of comics, new and used video games, anime, records, collectible card games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and more. That’s Entertainment will present several other events this year in celebration of their 35th year of business. For more information about That’s Entertainment, go to www.thatse.com or call 508-755-4207. To schedule an interview with Joe St. Pierre, please contact Sorana Gatej at Sorana@thatse.com
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
Artist/writer Felipe Smith appears at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Writer James Tynion IV (The Woods, Logan Legacy, Batman Eternal) appears at Android’s Amazing Comics for a signing on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 2:00 till 5:00 PM!
Android’s Amazing Comics
61 Railroad Ave Sayville, NY 11782
Join us on Saturday, March 21st for the second Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mills!
Free to the public and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.
DJ Noel Snow will be in the house teaming up with featured live artist Markus Sebastiano.
Guests of honor include Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper) and Robert Gill (Batgirl, Valiant Comics) with more surprise announcements on the way.
Alongside our new friends at Wicked Art Bar, our old friends at Montserrat College of Art and the gang at Tryptic Press, we hope to put on a killer event of comics, art & pop culture!
Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission. Doors open at 10am.
Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials and has worked on over 100 anime projects including Lucy in Fairy Tail, Asuna in Sword Art Online, Road in D. Grayman, Lizzie in Black Butler, Mai in Ghost Hunt, and Patty in Soul Eater. She also has appeared in more than 10 video games, including Borderlands 2 as Gaige.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren Landa first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with shows including; Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Comic Potential.
Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. He is even more thrilled to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara.
Tom Wayland is proud to have made a long and successful career out of his favorite things – acting, directing, making rock and roll music, and having long luxurious salon-quality hair that makes supermodels look like homeless guys. Tom is best known for his work on the hit series Pokemon (and the aforementioned hair). He’s directed more episodes) and voiced more Pokemon creatures in English than anyone else on Earth.
View all of our Guests of Honor here.
About Anime Boston:
With nearly 25,500 attendees in 2013, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.
About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.
Neal Adams signs at 99 Issues Comics on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm!
Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Adams was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.
99 Issues Comics
5618 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608
CECIL CASTELLUCCI reads from her young adult novel STONE IN THE SKY, and BEN LOORY reads from his new children’s book THE BASEBALL PLAYER AND THE WALRUS at Skylight Books on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30pm!
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027