Celebrate 80 Years of Superman at Awesome Con 2018

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Top illustrators, writers, and celebrities in the comics world will unite at Mid-Atlantic pop culture convention Awesome Con presented by LeftField Media, taking over Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center from March 30-April 1, 2018. Comics powerhouse DC Entertainment and other renowned publishers will present special programming like industry insider and celebrity-driven panels, share exclusive announcements, debut designs, and more at the show. Awesome Con is proud to mark its sixth year by working with comic book artist Patrick Zircher on the official show poster and original art in the con’s program guide, distributed to all show attendees.

Show attendees can look forward to programming celebrating eight decades of Superman, marking the icon’s 80th anniversary since debuting in April 1938 from DC. Fans will be able to attend events and interact with special guests Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor in beloved television series “Smallville,” during the weekend. Kids attending Awesome Con will also receive special keepsake badges featuring official Superman artwork from acclaimed artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee specially commemorating the weekend. Creators from renowned publishers like DC will meet-and-greet with fans throughout the weekend at booths on the Awesome Con show floor, making it easier than ever to meet the makers behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture.

Comic fans will love events like Past, Present & Future: The 80th Anniversary of Superman, a panel bringing together DC artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder and comic book artist and writer Dan Jurgens, alongside Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum to retrace the iconic character’s history and discuss what’s next for the Man of Steel.

The creative minds behind Batman comic miniseries “Dark Nights: Metal” come together at Awesome Con for a Batman Metal Q&A and Meet & Greet on Saturday, March 31. Artist Greg Capullo, writer Scott Snyder, and inker Jonathan Glapion host a private one-hour Q&A with attendees, who will each receive a color Greg Capullo Batman print, a black-and-white Greg Capullo Batman print, and an inked Batman variant comic book cover by Jonathan Glapion. The iconic trio of guests will sign the prints and comic cover along with up to five items per attendee. Tickets are available for $100 at www.awesomecon.com/tickets; attendees must also have a Saturday day pass or Awesome Con Weekend pass.


  • Scott Snyder (Superman Unchained, Batman, American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Greg Capullo (Dark Nights: Metal, Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake, Tokyo GhostHellblazer: City of Demons, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans)
  • Tom King (Mister Miracle, Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision, A Once Crowded Sky)
  • Clay Mann (Batman, Batman Eternal, Gambit, X-Men)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective ComicsBatman, Teenage Mutant Turtles, The Backstagers, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Constantine: The Hellblazer)
  • Josh Williamson (The Flash, Birthright)
  • Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3)
  • Sam Humphries (Nightwing)
  • Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a BarWe Can Never Go Home, The Archies)
  • Jonathan Glapion (Superman, Batman, Curse of the Spawn, Elektra: The Hand)


  • Stephen Amell (Arrow)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning)
  • Will Friedle (Batman Beyond)
  • Phil LaMarr (Justice League Unlimited)

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Awesome Con runs from Friday, March 30 until Sunday, April 1 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More information about Awesome Con and tickets are available at www.awesomecon.com.

UK – An Evening with Charlie Adlard

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Waterstones TCR and Image Comics are pleased to present an evening with Charlie Adlard, UK Comics Laureate and artist and co-creator of the Eisner-award winning series The Walking Dead, on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Alongside the ongoing publication of the Skybound series The Walking Dead, Charlie has co-created books such as Rock Bottom, Codeflesh, White Death, and many more in his twenty plus year career to date. He’s drawn the French album Breath Of The Wendigo and plans to continue working for that market with more bande dessineés planned.

Charlie will be discussing his work and the inspiration behind his hit series. There will be a chance to ask questions and have your books signed at the end of the event.

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19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 1BJ London, UK
+44 808 147 1049

Spooky Empire offers a special Photo-Op with Vinnie Vincent

No, you’re not “dreaming”, this photo opportunity is for real and you don’t want to miss out!

We’re very excited to bring you this rare photo op with VINNIE VINCENT in the “Love Kills” Freddy sweater and glove from the video! “Love Kills” was the theme song to “A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: the Dream Masters”, written and performed by Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

This photo op takes place on Saturday only. Time to be announced this week. Advance tickets for this photo op are on sale now at http://www.spookyempire.com/autograph-tickets

Don’t miss out, this photo op will Kill!

Get your tickets to Spooky Empire today!

BOOM! Studios Panels, Exclusives & Signings for WonderCon 2018

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BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce their lineup of exclusive items and full signing schedule for this weekend’s  WonderCon Anaheim 2018, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA, during March 23-25. BOOM! Studios will once again occupy one the most prominent booths on the floor, #1301, and feature a diverse array of signings and exclusive merchandise.

  • Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #1 variant cover by Ramón Pérez
  • Go Go Power Rangers #8 Hyperforce Variant Cover by Joana Lafuente
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Enamel Pins
  • Lumberjanes and Mouse Guard Enamel Pins
  • Rugrats and Rocko’s Modern Life Enamel Pins

BOOM! Studios will feature the below exclusive signing opportunities:

Friday, March 23rd
12:00 PM-6:00 PM
 – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

Saturday, March 24th
4:30 PM-5:30 PM – Power Rangers: HyperForce Cast Signing [Please Note: this signing requires a purchase of the Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 HyperForce variant cover]

Sunday, March 4th
12:00 PM – 3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time)

Additionally, BOOM! Studios is proud to announce a powerful line up of panel programming including:

Friday, March 23rd

2:00-3:00 BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours—The world of BOOM! Studios has grown bigger than ever before, meaning there’s a comic book for every kind of fan, and this is the panel to Discover Yours! Join Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), David F. Walker (Planet of The ApesBen Blacker & Ben Acker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl), Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) & more as they reveal big news from the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!, along with some special surprises for every fan in attendance. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios). Room 211

Saturday, March 24th

2:30-3:30 Power Rangers: Shattered Grid—Lord Drakkon has returned, and after the events of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, No Ranger Is Safe! Join writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), actor David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV Series), Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios), Melissa Flores (Director, Power Rangers Content, Saban Brands) and more to discuss the first-ever Saban’s Power Rangers comic book event and what it means for the original teenagers with attitude. This panel will make Power Rangers history with a moment no Power Rangers fan can afford to miss, along with exclusive news and first looks! Moderated by journalist Joshua Yehl (IGN.com). Room 200B

Sunday, March 25th

11:00-12:00 Pop Culture is LGBTQ— BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an honest discussion of LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests including Wilson Cruz (Actor, Star Trek: Discovery), Elliot Fletcher (Actor, The Fosters), CB Lee (Writer, Not Your Sidekick), Rian Sygh (Artist, The Backstagers), Josh Trujillo (Writer, Dodge City) and Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD). Moderated by journalist Tracy Brown (LA Times).  Room 211


IDW Brings Big Exclusives & Debuts To WonderCon 2018

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IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic convention– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full of creator signings, announcements, panels, giveaways, and so much more!

Join IDW in welcoming the long anticipated arrival of the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, at the show! Be one of the first to pick up a world premiere convention exclusive copy of Sonic #1 and get it signed by writer Ian Flynn who will have signing times all weekend long! Also available at the booth is a free limited edition preview of the highly anticipated fourth volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest. Get your first look inside the exciting final volume by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

In addition to Sonic, IDW will be unveiling brand new convention variant covers to some of the most anticipated titles of the spring.

  • Sonic #1 – Cover by Tracy Yardley – $10
  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 – Photo cover – $10
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #250 – Cover by Netho Diaz – $10
  • Star Wars Forces of Destiny Virgin Cover Set – Covers by Elsa Charretier – $25
  • Clue TPB – Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez – $20
  • Star Trek: Mirror Broken TPB – Variant cover by J.K. Woodward – $25
  • Two New My Little Pony Pin Packs – $30 each – *Free print included with purchase of both

Also this year, for the first time ever, IDW will be revealing an on-site order system to fulfill all of your comic needs! Can’t find what you’re looking for at the booth? IDW is implementing a new process where you will have the option to order anything from the IDW warehouse then and there, with free domestic shipping straight to your door included. Ask an IDW staff member for more details.

If that wasn’t enough, IDW will be debuting Mystery Packs containing rare variants, signed and sketched merchandise, and more unique items! These packs will be available as a FREE BONUS to all customers who spend over $100 at the IDW booth. These special packs will be given away on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Friday March 23rd

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroLarry Hama (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-WarsJonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM My Little PonyTony Fleecs
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM GoosebumpsJeremy Lambert
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM The Wind In The WillowsDavid Petersen
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sonic The HedgehogIan Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)

Saturday March 24th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM My Little Pony – Christina Rice
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Star Trek: Mirror Broken – David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward (*Check out the show exclusive variant trade paperback!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM Transformers – John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM Star Trek: Discovery – Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson (*Writers for the hit T.V. show!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Jem and the Holograms – Sina Grace, Nicole Goux

Sunday March 25th

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Jake Goldman, Haley Mancini (*Writers and voice actors for the cartoon show!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Stretch Armstrong – Kevin Burke, Chris “Doc” Wyatt” (*Executive producers and writers for the new show!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Steve Niles, Kelley Jones, Liz Wrightson
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn, Tyson Hesse (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs

Throughout the weekend, don’t forget to join IDW creators and editors alike in a series of enlightening and entertaining panels! Plus, don’t miss your chance to have your work looked at by an IDW editor!


Jack Kirby’s Centennial Artwork ExtravaganzaFriday, 3/23/18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 209

The Jack Kirby Centennial celebration continues with this incredible presentation of the King’s original comic artwork.  The standing-room-only panel had to turn away fans at both San Diego and New York — and is now in Anaheim for one final encore! Hosted by IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, this special tribute will feature a multi-media display of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby’s original artwork—the largest showing ever—selected from the eight Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books IDW has published, as well as additional not-yet-published pages that will be new to fans of the books. Everyone who attends will walk away with a special gift!

IDW Portfolio ReviewFriday, 3/23/18, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Black Crown: The Ruling ClassFriday, 3/23/18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Room: 213

Last October, IDW kicked off a new comics revolution with BLACK CROWN, editor Shelly Bond’s audacious creator-owned imprint. Join Bond and her coterie of star talent including Philip Bond (CUD: RICH AND STRANGE) and a special guest as they spill secrets and share amazing art at a panel that can only be called BLACK CROWN: THE RULING CLASS!


IDW Publishing and Star Trek Comics: Keep on Trekkin’Saturday, 3/24/18, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 211

A panel focusing on all the great Star Trek comics coming out from IDW in 2018 and beyond! Special guests including Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, plus writers Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (also a staff writer on the Star Trek Discovery show!), Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and Trek fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward!

IDW: Transforming and Rolling OutSaturday, 3/24/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 208

It’s a year for big changes and even better comics at IDW Publishing! Come hear all about it from Senior Editor Sarah Gaydos, Editor Joe Hughes and a cavalcade of creators to be named later. Expect the usual scintillating chat, major announcements and even some fun giveaways, too.

IDW BookBuzz Live: A Spotlight on New and Upcoming TitlesSaturday, 3/24/18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Editors Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon bring their online BookBuzz show to WonderCon with a comprehensive look at standout titles from the IDW 2018 schedule.

IDW’s World Famous Artist’s Edition and Artist’s Select Panel – New and Improved, Saturday, 3/24/18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room: 208

Join Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he takes you upon a Magical Mystery Tour of all things related to great original art and classic comics. Come with questions, and he’ll have some great images to show you… and one or two nifty surprises to announce… and a very special guest star appearance!


IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics PanelSunday, 3/25/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Join your friends at IDW Publishing for the IDW KID’S PANEL 2018! Join editors and talent to discuss all your favorite family-friendly comics, from Star Wars Adventures to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and beyond. Plus: KIDS! Learn from the experts on how you can become the next generation of comic book creators!

IDW Portfolio ReviewSunday, 3/25/18, 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

The Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall!Sunday, 3/25/18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 300B

A townhall style panel focusing on the four Sonic The Hedgehog books IDW is publishing in April 2018. Special guests include Editor Joe Hughes, Associate Editor David Mariotte, writer Ian Flynn, and artist Tyson Hesse!

Valiant Brings Harbinger Wars 2, Shadowman & More To WonderCon 2018

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It’s almost time for WonderCon 2018, and Valiant is ready to bring its A-game to Anaheim, California, for a weekend packed with panels, special guests, and stunning surprises!

From March 23rd to March 25th, join Valiant Entertainment inside the Anaheim Convention Center for an incredible roster of action-packed panels and programming, offering an inside scoop at the latest news from the most acclaimed independent superhero publisher in comics today – including can’t-miss details on series like HARBINGER WARS 2, SHADOWMAN, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, and much, much more!

First, on Friday, March 23rd, at 4:00 pm PT in Room 211, join us for Valiant Presents: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond! This summer, HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time – is about to erupt in full force as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here… And don’t miss special looks ahead at SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY! and much, much more!

Next: New to the Valiant Universe? Look no further than the Valiant 101: Jump On Board Here! panel presentation on Saturday, March 24th at 12:00 pm PT in Room 211 – a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes, from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly to The Guardian and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

We’ll see you in the Sunshine State!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com.

MoCCA Arts Festival Announces 2018 Programming

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The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce a robust and distinguished programming schedule for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 7-8. This year’s programming will take place at the beautiful Ink48 Hotel (653 11th Avenue at 48th street), steps away from our primary venue, Metropolitan West at 639 West 46th Street.

Organized by Best American Comics Series Editor Bill Kartalopoulos, this year’s programming includes spotlight sessions with all of this year’s MoCCA Guests of Honor: New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, Argentine cartoonist LiniersMARCH co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and Hellboy comics artist Mike Mignola.

Featured guest Jaime Hernandez will also take the stage in a spotlight session, alongside a pair of focused conversations among our distinguished international guests. Max de Radiguès and Anna Haifisch will discuss the international comics scene, and Yvan Alagbé and Dominique Goblet will trace points of connection in their recent work.

Focused panel discussions will address topics including a conversation about comics, community and career hosted by Nicole J. Georges with Jennifer Camper, Kat Fajardo,and Ariel Schrag, as well as a discussion of political cartooning and current events hosted by Marymount Manhattan College professor Kent Worcester with artists Steve Brodner, Mr. Fish, Ann Telnaes, and Eli Valley. Other panels will feature luminaries including Patrick McDonnell, Françoise Mouly, Gary Panter, Mark Siegel, Lauren Weinstein and more.

A programming schedule can be found online for Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, or may be downloaded here. Each programming event will last one hour, with a half hour break between programming events. Admission to programming is included with MoCCA Arts Festival admission. All seating is available on a first come-first served basis. Price of admission is $7 per day and will grant attendees access to the Fest including the Exhibitors Hall, on-site Gallery space, and programming. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Children under ten are free. More information about the Fest can be found here.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7-8th, 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

Black Lightning Cast Appears at Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018

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The Great Philadelphia Comic Con is pleased to announce that the cast of BLACK LIGHTNING including Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Marvin Jones III, and James Remar plus artist Trevor Von Eeden, co-creator of the character Black Lighting, will be appearing April 27-29th at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018! They will be available for signings and professional photo ops.

Cress Williams currently stars as Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning in The CW’s new superhero show based on the comics character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977. Audiences may recognize Williams from having recurred during the final season of the beloved critically acclaimed series, “Friday Night Lights.” His additional television credits are “Hart of Dixie“, “Cold Case,” “Prison Break,” “Close to Home,” “The West Wing,” “Veronica Mars,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “E.R.,” “NYPD Blue, “ “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Living Single” among others. Notable film credits include the features “2 Days in the Valley” and “Never Been Kissed” starring Drew Barrymore.

James Remar currently can be seen each week on The CW’s Black Lightning as Peter Gambi. In a career spanning nearly four decades, James has run the gamut of characters and films. From his early role as Ajax in The Warriors, psychopaths such as Albert Ganz in Walter Hill’s 48 Hrs. and Dutch Schultz in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club; He has also taken more lighthearted roles such as Samantha’s lover, the billionaire playboy, Richard Wright, in the HBO series Sex and the City. Recently James starred alongside Michael C. Hall in the hit Showtime series Dexter where he played Dexter’s wise, compassionate, adoptive father, Harry Morgan. James enjoys the distinction of being the only actor to die twice, as two different characters in Quentin Tarintino’s smash hit Django Unchained.

An American actress and singer. China Anne McClain currently stars in the The CW show Black Lightning. McClain became internationally known after starring in the Disney Channel original television series A.N.T. Farm, landing the role as Chyna Parks, from 2011 to 2014. She also appeared as the main villain Uma in the Disney Channel’s Descendants 2 and was Jazmine on the show Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III is an American Rapper and actor from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the group Strong Arm Steady, along with rappers Phil Da Agony and Mitchy Slick. Marvin also ghostwrites for other rappers, such as Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Xzibit. Currently Marvin can be seen each week in the role of Tobias Whale on the CW Hit show Black Lightning.

Trevor Von Eeden’s comic book career began at age 16, when DC Comics editor Jack C. Harris hired him to illustrate prototype assignments with the Legion of Super-Heroes and Weird War Tales. Soon after, Von Eeden was officially hired to design and draw the company’s first African-American superhero to have his own title, Black Lightning.

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Big Apple Comic Con Welcomes Wilson Cruz, Sherilyn Fenn, and Lots More in April 2018

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Wilson Cruz, Sherilyn Fenn & More Coming To Big Apple Comic Con April 14-15!

Big AppleMIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE COMIC CON, New York’s longest-running Comic Book Convention, is thrilled to announce the appearance of popular media legends WILSON CRUZ (Star Trek: Discovery) and SHERILYN FENN (Twin Peaks)! Aside from these two incredible talents, BACC will have two incredible days of dozens of media celebrities, top comic book creators, writers, exhibitors, retailers, and cosplayers. All will peaceably but riotously occupy the building to entertain and edify thousands of NYC’s coolest fans!


Our media guest list this year is our finest ever, bringing you a unique, star-studded­ experience! Meet:

WILSON CRUZ (Star Trek: DiscoveryMy So-Called Life)

SHERILYN FENN (Twin PeaksShameless)

JENNIFER CIHI (Sailor MoonPrincess Mononoke)

MICHAEL COPON (Power Rangers Time ForceOne Tree Hill)

JOHN O’HURLEY (SeinfeldArcher)

C.J. RAMONE (The Ramones)

JOHNATHON SCHAECH (DC’s Legends of TomorrowRay Donovan)

LUA STARDUST (Professional Cosplayer, Model)

JÉNEL STEVENS (Black PantherLuke Cage)

LARRY STORCH (The Batman/Superman Hour, F Troop – Saturday only)

TAIMAK (The Last Dragon)


Comic lovers can rejoice as we have a great assortment of writers and artists from Marvel, DC, and every independent in between:

SY BARRY (The Phantom)
BOB CAMP (Ren & Stimpy)
JOHN CASSADAY (Astonishing X-Men)
SEAN CHEN (Iron ManX-O Manowar)
PETER DAVID (The Incredible HulkBabylon 5)
GLENN FABRY (PreacherThe Authority)
RAMONA FRADON (Metamorpho)
MICHAEL GOLDEN (G.I. JoeThe Walking Dead)
BRIAN KONG (Cryptozoic Entertainment)
ELAINE LEE (Starstruck)
TOSHIO MAEDA (Urotsukidōji)
ALEX MALEEV (DaredevilBatman)
JOHN ORLANDO (CybergenGene Roddenberry’s The Universe)
ESAD RIBIC (Thor: God of Thunder)
SCOTT ROBERTS (SpongeBob Comics)
MIKE ROYER (The Demon)
MARK SCHULTZ (Xenozoic TalesPrince Valiant)
JIM SHERMAN (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes)
J. DAVID SPURLOCK (The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage)
JIM STERANKO (Captain America)
ARTHUR SUYDAM (Heavy MetalNational Lampoon)
TIMOTHY TRUMAN (GrimjackJonah Hex)
BILLY TUCCI (ShiSgt. Rock)
RENEE WITTERSTAETTER (Guardians of the Galaxy)DAN FOGEL (Underground Price & Grading Guide)


Big Apple Comic Con will host an entire Saturday of exclusive programming, including an exclusive panel discussion with WILSON CRUZ (Dr. Hugh Culber, Star Trek: Discovery). Cruz is famous for being part of the Star Trek franchise’s first gay male kiss.

Also on Saturday, Big Apple Comic Con will once again present “Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest.” For the past ten years, Captain Zorikh has brought what is known to be the most fun costume contest on the East Coast, bringing together the most amazing cosplayers and costumers for a fast-paced day of creative excellence. Come as any media character or make up your own! Also present will be professional Cosplayer LUA STARDUST.


Lovers of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and cosplay of all persuasions will find something for everyone while shopping for comic books, toys, posters, videos, original art, clothing & other collectibles, from the rarest as well as the newest and coolest goodies!


Big Apple Con, Penn Plaza Pavilion April 14th & 15th 

Adults: $25 Saturday – $25 Sunday – $40 Weekend

Children 6-13: $14 per day

Children under 5: FREE

Check our website for info on our special Early Admission Package!





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Ringo Awards 2018 Nominations Now Open

Press Release:

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards return for their second year on Saturday, September 29, 2018 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals.

More than 20 categories will be celebrated with top honors being given at an awards ceremony.

Fan and Pro Nominations

Fan and pro-jury voting are tallied independently, and the combined nomination ballot is compiled by the Ringo Awards Committee. The top two fan choices become nominees, and the jury’s selections fill the remaining three slots for five total nominees per category. Ties may result in more than five nominees in a single category. Nominees will be listed on the ballot alphabetically. Nomination ballot voting is open to the public (fans and pros) between March 15, 2018 and May 30, 2018.

Final Ballot Voting

After processing by the Ringo Awards Committee and Jury, the Final Ballot are targeted to be available to comic creative professionals for voting on June 25, 2018 and will be due by August 31, 2018 for final tallying. Presentation of the winners will occur at the Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Nomination Eligibility

Eligibility for creators and creative works is determined by publication in the preceding calendar year – print publication date takes precedence over electronic publication date. For electronic works, the date of publication is time-stamped with most publications and at least 3 episodes/installments of continuing works must have appeared during the eligibility period.

New Categories

New in 2018, we have added two categories based on juror feedback from our inaugural year:

Open to Fans and Pros, we are now including “Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel”. This category recognizes publications that are tailored to the evolving generation of comic readers, and one that Mike Wieringo would have been behind 100%.

In Fan-Only Favorites, we have added “Favorite Publisher” to the list, allowing readers to nominate the publisher they thought created the best works in the previous year. Will it be one of the big comics houses? An online company? Perhaps a book publisher? Did an indie publisher knock it out of the park? Your vote counts!

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
* Best Writer
* Best Artist or Penciller
* Best Inker
* Best Letterer
* Best Colorist
* Best Cover Artist
* Best Series
* Best Single Issue or Story
* Best Original Graphic Novel
* Best Anthology
* Best Humor Comic
* Best Comic Strip or Panel
* Best Webcomic
* Best Non-fiction Comic Work
* Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel
* Best Presentation in Design

Jury-Only Nomination (with three bonus jurors)

* The Mike Wieringo Spirit Award

Fan-Only Favorite Categories

* Favorite Hero
* Favorite Villain
* Favorite New Series
* Favorite New Talent
* Favorite Publisher

Hero Initiative Award (selected by the Hero Initiative)

* The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
* The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award

“While we had low expectations for our inaugural year, the 2017 results completely caught us off-guard,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. “The nomination process participation was through the roof, the voting on the final ballot was healthier than we’d expected to see, and publisher donations for our Hollywood-style swag bags were fantastic! We hope you will return to vote in 2018, and tell your friends, family, and co-workers to participate as well.”


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