Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Announces Initial Guests

balti15Press Release: 

The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to begin announcing guests for our 16th annual show, taking place September 25-27, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center! Making their BCC debut appearances in 2015 are Katie Cook, Jaime Hernandez, and Bart Sears, along with returning friend of the show, JG Jones.

Writer/artist of the webcomic (and collected in trade paperbook format by Action Lab Entertainment) Gronk, Katie Cook has found herself writing and pencilling Marvel Comics characters, Fraggle Rock from Archaia, My Little Pony from IDW, and even Star Wars from Dark Horse Comics. You can pick up Volume 3 of Gronk: A Monster’s Story this April from Action Lab Entertainment.

Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards winner Jaime Hernandez is one of the storied Hernandez Brothers, who have made their name as the creative force behind Love and Rockets, a multi-volume collection of writings and art from Jaime and his brothers Mario and Gilbert. Therein, Jaime crafted the tales of Maggie Chascarillo and Hopey Glass, characters with great depth and personality whose stories have been collected by Fantagraphics in Locas and Locas II: Maggie, Hopey & Ray.

Bart Sears has accomplished much in his years working in the creative arts. His works have been published in every major comics publishers, many smaller press publishers, and he even had a running feature in Wizard Magazine on drawing instruction called “Brutes and Babes”. He designed action figures and packaging as Hasbro and ToyBiz, and has served in leadership roles in comics companies like CrossGen and his own Ominous Press. His recent work can be seen on covers for titles such as Valiant’s Rai, Dynamite Entertainment’s John Carter: Warlord of Mars and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Volume 2: West, and DC Comics’ Deathstroke.

Making his return to the Inner Harbor, accomplished penciller, painter, and writer J.G. Jones has contributed his deft touch to a broad variety of titles and publishers. From Black Widow and Marvel Boy at Marvel Comics to Final Crisis and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia and all covers for 52 at DC Comics, as well as Wanted at Top Cow, his work stands out among his peers. His next work, Strange Fruit with writer Mark Waid is fully painted, and is scheduled to be released in July of 2015 from BOOM! Studios. You can find JG and Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan this weekend, March 1, 2015, at the Philadelphia Comic-Con — be sure to find Marc to discuss this year’s show!

“We are so excited to welcome Katie, Jaime, and Bart to their first Baltimore show, and to have JG with us again,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re off to a great start for this year’s guests, and we are expecting big things this year, so stay tuned for more news!”

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Klaus Janson (Superman); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Seth Kushner (Schmuck); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); and Mark Waid (Daredevil).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

MD – Big Nate Lives It Up Signing

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Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce appears at Barnes & Noble for a signing and fun-filled demonstration on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Montrose Crossing, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0237

MD – Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 Signing

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Jerry Gaylord appears at Third Eye Comics for a signing on Saturday March 14, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to sign Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return from BOOM! Studios!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (May 2015)

Convention Name
Comic Book and non-sports card show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/03/2015
About This Convention
Dealers from around the region will be selling Golden Age to Modern comics along with supplies, original art, non-sports cards and much more. This is your chance to find those back issues and story arcs you can not find at your local store. So come on by and enjoy the day with fellow comic book fans.
Venue Name and Address
15101 Sweitzer lane
Laurel, Maryland 20707
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

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MD – The Craft and Business of Webcomics

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Danielle Corsetto, creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, appears on Tuesday February 17, 2015 **Monday February 23, 2015** at 4:30 PM.

A story about twenty-something BFFs Jamie and Hazel, Girls With Slingshots has an expansive cast of their friends, including a talking cactus and a ghost cat (among other oddities). The slice-of-life dramedy revolves around topics of love, booze, sex, relationships, careers, living with your parents, and the worthlessness of an English degree. Corsetto also has written three Adventure Time OGNs published by BOOM! Studios, and created the strip “The New Adventures of Bat Boy” for the Weekly World News. She lives in the charming town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia with two cats and a rotating cast of vagrant friends in a big 18th century house filled with houseplants and containers of loose tea.

Rose O’Neill Literary House – Washington College
300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620

MD – Ares: Bringer of War Signing

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George O’Connor appears at Big Planet Comics on Wednesday, February 4th from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm to sign ARES: BRINGER OF WAR!

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

MD – Star Wars #1 Launch Party

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Artist Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows) appears at Cards Comics and Collectibles to sign the store’s exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 5:00-7:30 PM! Plus fans can get a free Skottie Young lithograph with purchase!

Other variants and party exclusive covers will be available for sale! 50% off all Star Wars back issues, TPBs, and hardcovers all day!

Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

MD – Toe Tag Riot Signing

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Writer Matt Miner and artist Sean von Gorman appear at Third Eye Comics for a signing on Saturday January 24th from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

MD – Wytches Signing

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Superstar writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, The Wake) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to sign WYTCHES!

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Press Release:

The one and only Scott Snyder, the uber-talented superstar writer behind Batman: Court of Owls, Batman the Black Mirror, American Vampire, and most recently, the red-hot new IMAGE series WYTCHES, will be making a very special visit to Third Eye!

We are beyond stoked to be hosting Scott at the shop, and we know when many of you guys heard our first announcement of this, you echoed the same excitement in a major way!

And, you guys know why this signing is happening? It’s because of YOU and your enthusiasm for these awesome events we have. Third Eye has a reputation far and wide for providing some of the most fun in-store events in the country, and we could not do it without you guys and the genuine love of the medium each and everyone of you brings with you.

So, we’re going to be pulling out all the stops to make this one extra-special, as we celebrate the SEASON OF THE WYTCH at Third Eye with Scott Snyder.

WHAT’S WYTCHES ABOUT?
This incredible new IMAGE COMICS series is one of the coolest things we’ve seen to come down the pike in quite sometime. Not since the release of SAGA #1 have we had this kind of anticipation and excitement for a new ongoing series, and folks, while we’re only one issue in at this point, I have to tell you: that one issue totally delivered on all the high hopes we had for it!

In WYTCHES, we’re shown how across hte globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for the crime of witchcraft.

Guess what? None of them were witches. In fact, they died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, DO exist.

They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.

And, in Snyder & Jock’s WYTCHES, we’re taking a very dark trip into their world.

We can practically hear Dario Argento’s Suspiria theme playing in the background as we type this, Third Eye Faithful, that’s how darn creepy and awesome WYTCHES is.

Winter is the Season of the Wytch!
Subscribe to WYTCHES at Third Eye & Be Entered to Win an ultra-rare CBLDF Variant of WYTCHES #1!
In celebration of Wytches, and the huge, historic signing event that we’ll be having with Scott in January, we’re proclaiming this Winter the Season of the Wytch!

What does this mean? If you’ve already subscribed to WYTCHES, or if you subscribe to WYTCHES between 10/27 – 1/1/15, you’ll be entered into a special prize drawing to win one of the ULTRA-RARE WYTCHES #1 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Variants.

These are super difficult to come by, and this is your chance to win one of these high dollar books for free!

And, it’ll be in time to get it signed by Scott at our signing on 1/17!

How to Enter? New Subscribers, go here and fill out the subscription form with WYTCHES in the add titles field. Existing Subscribers, go here, and put WYTCHES in the add titles field.

How to Win? On New Year’s Eve 12/31, we’ll be running all of the names subscribed at all Third Eye locations through a randomizer, and we’ll announce the winning name via our website, Facebook, Twitter, and more at 12:01AM New Year’s Day.

The winner will then have up to 72 hours to follow-up with us via e-mail, phone or store visit to claim their item!

GET THE THIRD EYE WYTCHES VARIANTS!
We’re so excited about WYTCHES that we did not just one, but two awesome Third Eye variants, one for issue #2, and one for issue #3!

These are both by the incredibly talented DECLAN SHALVEY, and the two covers when placed side by side make one, awesome large connecting image.

These are being printed in very limited quantities, and are exclusively available via Third Eye Comics.

Issue #2 (pictured right), will go on sale on Wednesday 11/12/14, and issue #3 will be on sale 12/3/14.

Make sure you snag one of each, so you can get them signed by Scott on Saturday 1/17/15!

GET THE WYTCHES PHANTOM VARIANTS!
In addition to the totally rad Third Eye variants, we’ll also have the totally awesome, totally rare PHANTOM edition of WYTCHES #2 available, featuring cover art by the very talented RILEY ROSSMO.

PHANTOM VARIANTS are available in less than 30 comic book stores worldwide, and are the ultimate way to celebrate your favorite series, as they wed high concept cover art to cutting edge new titles.

OTHER PROJECTS BY SCOTT SNYDER
We’re super big fans of Snyder’s other projects, and past works as well as his new series WYTCHES, so we wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of the other great stuff he’s done that you can get signed on 1/17/15!

First off, in the series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder totally reimagined the mythology of vampires in a way that was so fresh, and so exciting, that it still has us hooked to this day with the most recent incarnation: AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE.

In AMERICAN VAMPIRE, we begin by following Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European monsters who tortured and abused her.

Meanwhile, the background to American Vampire is laid in the Old West, as the origin of Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire, shows us a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before.

Imagine Sergio Leone’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA by way of FROM DUSK TIL DAWN or NEAR DARK, as Snyder follows his cast through the various generations and decades, and delivers one of the best takes on horror comics we’ve seen in quite some time.

We’ve got all the graphic novels of AMERICAN VAMPIRE in stock, as well as all of the issues of the new series, SECOND CYCLE, to get you on board.

And, of course, many of you may already know Scott Snyder from his incredible work on BATMAN, but just in case you don’t, we’ve got to take a second to spotlight his work on BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: CITY OF OWLS, BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY, and most recently BATMAN: ZERO YEAR.

As the man who brought BATMAN back to prominence with the launch of the NEW 52 Batman run, starting with COURT OF OWLS, then continuing into the later stories, Snyder has redefined BATMAN more than any other creator in recent memory.

Along with GREG CAPULLO, he has done an incredible job of giving us exactly what we want out of Gotham City, and then some.

Folks, if you’ve never read BATMAN, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve read BATMAN, we highly recommend picking up BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, and finding out why Snyder’s run is spoken of so highly.

And, don’t forget, BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR, which features Snyder’s WYTCHES collaborator, JOCK, and delivers one of the most interesting Batman stories we’ve ever read.

In BATMAN, the BLACK MIRROR, Snyder & Jock, showcase the dark origins of Jim Gordon’s long-lost son… James Gordon Jr. And, it’s a truly harrowing read, from start to finish. By far, one of the darkest, and most compelling BATMAN stories we’ve read since ARKHAM ASYLUM, Batman: the BLACK MIRROR is an incredible read, and a must-have to get signed by Scott on Saturday 1/17/15.

Finally, a must-read for you WYTCHES fans, as it really captures the same kind of sheer creepiness, and dread that WYTCHES does, is SEVERED. In this IMAGE COMICS sleeper hit, we’re introduced to 12-year old Jack Garron, who’s ran away from home to find his biological father, a wayward musician.

Along the way he meets up with a traveling salesman whose winning smile is fake, beneath which hide his real teeth — jagged spikes that he uses to eat his prey.

This was an incredible read, and if you dig the cerebral, eerie horror of WYTCHES, then you’ll love SEVERED. Make sure you scoop a copy to get signed by Scott on 1/17!

Cosplay & Be Entered to Win a WYTCHES #1
Phantom Black & White Sketch Variant

Scott Snyder has written some great stories with some fantastic characters for Cosplay material; be it the mysterious Wytches you could put your own interpretation on, a member of the Court of Owls, ol’ Skinner Sweet, or the Clown Prince of Crime.

So, we figured: hey, we’re Third Eye, we have a TON of uber-talented Cosplayers who are a part of the Third Eye fam, and shop at our stores — why not make this even more fun?

So, here it is, Third Eye Faithful: you come in Cosplay as any character from ANY project Snyder has worked on (from Batman to Wytches to American Vampire and beyond) — and you’ll be entered to win a WYTCHES #1 Phantom Black & White Sketch variant before the doors open for the signing!

BE ONE OF THE FIRST 50 IN LINE & RECEIVE A FREE GIFT!

You guys know us by now, right? You know we love it when you make these events into a real experience, and with how big of a signing this is — we know you guys are going to be down to make it a true Third Eye extravaganza.

It’s seeing you guys building a community while having fun, and waiting in line for these events that really motivates us to keep making stuff like this happen. We love it, and as such, we’ve decided to put together a very cool surprise gift for the first 50 of you who are lined up for the big signing!

Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

Comic Book and Non Sports Card Show (March 2015)

Convention Name
Comic Book and non sports card show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/29/2015
About This Convention
We are the longest one day comic book show in Maryland. Dealers from around the Mid-Atlantic will be selling comics from all eras. This is a great show to pick up back issues and new weekly issues from stores with overstock.
Venue Name and Address
2004 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, Maryland 21093
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

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