CGC Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2018 for On-Site Grading

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con will return to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 28-30, 2018. We are thrilled to announce that one of our most asked-about and requested exhibitors, Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC), will return again to the show to conduct on-site grading. As they did last year, CGC will be accepting submission for all tiers of service (with the exception of magazines) on a first-come, first-serve basis for the entire weekend.

“Marc Nathan and his crew at Baltimore Comic-Con create an absolutely amazing show for comic book collectors and fans,” said Paul Litch, Primary Grader for CGC. “It is an absolute pleasure and honor to continue to bring onsite grading from the leading comic book certification service, CGC, to the great patrons of Baltimore Comic-Con.”

“We field so many requests over the course of the year as to whether or not CGC will be back,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The collectible community has come to expect their unique skill set to be present and available throughout the weekend, and we’re very happy to announce their return in 2018.”

About CGC
Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.

To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards, and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con celebrates its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit the websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

ON – Doomsday Clock #1 Release Party

GEOFF JOHNS appears for a signing at Gotham Central Comics on Tuesday, November 21st at 11:57 PM for the Doomsday Clock MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!

Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular contemporary comic book writers. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans, and Justice Society of America. He is the author of The New York Times best-selling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME, SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC and BLACKEST NIGHT.

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Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles
1400 Aimco Blvd. Unit 1, Mississauga, ON L4W 1B2, Canada
+1 905-212-9992

OR – Whiteout Compendium Release Party

Writer Greg Rucka and artist Steve Lieber appear on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Handsome Pizza to celebrate the release of the WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM from Oni Press. They’ll be serving special “Whiteout” and “Steve Lieber” pizzas to commemorate this event. This event is free to the public but the compendium and the pizza will cost you. Copies of WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM will be sold on-site courtesy of Bridge City Comics.

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Handsome Pizza
1603 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 247-7499

MA – Deck the Hall with Craig 2017

Artist Craig Rousseau (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, The Perhapanauts, Impulse, Batman Beyond) appears at The Hall of Comics on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM! Craig will generously be doing sketches on request in exchange for charitable donations.

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The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 485-1300

Image Expo 2018 Moves to Portland, OR

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon, Top Stories

Image Comics’ EXPO will be held in Portland, Oregon and will host a line-up of exciting creator-owned announcements

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to announce that IMAGE EXPO will return and, for the first time ever, will be held in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Leftbank Annex. Tickets are now available for purchase here.

IMAGE EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. IMAGE EXPO 2018 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.

IMAGE EXPO will be an all-day event featuring some of the hottest names in comics soon to be announced, as well as special surprise guests.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100. A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party which will be held from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, location and further details to be announced. No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store at this IMAGE EXPO 2018. Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you there!

TX – Justice League Day 2017 Signing

DC Comics Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee appear at 8th Dimension Comics on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM to celebrate Justice League Day the #HoustonStrong way!

To accommodate as many fans as possible, the signing is limited to a maximum of 2 items* per person. A limited number of free Justice League Day comics with a special Houston Strong variant cover also will be given away, all signed by Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, and Geoff Johns. Limit 1 per person.

*If demand is overwhelming, we reserve the right to limit this to 1 item signed per person to give more fans the opportunity to meet our guests and get an item signed.

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8th Dimension Comics and Games
15210 West Road, Houston, TX 77095
(281) 856-6506

NV – Julie Newmar Signing

Julie Newmar, the original Catwoman on the 1966 Batman television show, appears at Animazing Gallery on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM!

Ms. Newmar will be signing an exclusive limited edition on canvas (to be unveiled soon – stay tuned) by famed DC comic artist Alex Ross. The edition is limited to only 66 and debuts Alex Ross’s first and only rendering of Ms. Newmar.

*RSVP required. Space is limited.

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Animazing Gallery – The Grand Canal Shoppes‌
3377 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 785-0061

DE – Rocket Girl Signing

Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Halloween Eve) appear at the Comic Book Shop on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign volume two of ROCKET GIRL from Image Comics!

DaYoung Johansson was prepared to destroy her future…but time travel isn’t that simple. Stranded in 1986, a teenage cop from a high-tech future vowed to hang up her helmet and jeTPack. But past and present are still at war, and she’s being forced to grow up fast. As DaYoung pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home—an alternate reality version of 2013—shouldn’t exist at all.

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

CA – Mystery Science Theater 3000 Signing

Press Release:

Amoeba Hollywood is excited to welcome Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast members JONAH RAY, FELICIA DAY, and HAMPTON YOUNT for an in-store signing of the new soundtrack Thursday, November 30th at 6pm!

To attend: purchase “MST3K: The Return – Music From The Netflix Original Series” (Shout Factory!) CD in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on 11/30 to get the album signed and meet the cast.

Stranded in space, a man and his robot sidekicks are forced to watch cheesy movies and cope through laughter—and song! Music has always played a key role in Mystery Science Theater 3000’s irreverent brand of humor, and never is that more evident than in this collection of songs, incidental music and instrumental bumpers from the show’s triumphant return season. Regular cast members Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn and Rebecca Hanson are joined by special guest stars Neil Patrick Harris and Mark Hamill in transcendent musical moments, all capped by Har Mar Superstar’s dynamic update of the main theme. This is essential listening for MSTies everywhere.

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

NJCE 2017 Programming Schedule Announced

November 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

New Jersey Comic Expo has announced their programming schedule for this year’s show on November 18-19th!

Guests include: Garth Ennis, Gail Simone, Colleen Doran, Jae Lee, Kevin Maguire, Keith Giffen, Larry Hama, Rags Morales, Jerry Ordway, Ron Marz, Scott Lobdell, Tom Defalco, Jim Calafiore, Sean Chen, Dennis Calero, Amy Chu, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, and more.

New Jersey Comic Expo is an annual event held at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center each Fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. Details at the website: newjerseycomicexpo.com

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