Original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Join BOOM! Studios at NYCC 2017

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BOOM! Studios, in association with Saban Brands, is excited to announce that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers icons Walter Jones (“Zack Taylor,” the Black Ranger) and David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” the Blue Ranger) will join them at New York Comic Con (NYCC). Appearing exclusively at the BOOM! Studios booth (#1828) from October 5-8, Jones and Yost will be signing comics along with other memorabilia all weekend.

Additionally, Jones and Yost will join Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book writer Kyle Higgins for the “Go Go Power Rangers Comics” panel on Thursday, October 5 at 4:15pm in Room 1A24 of the Javits Center, along with other special guests. The panel will be moderated by journalist James Viscardi (ComicBook.com).

“2018 will be the biggest year of Power Rangers comics ever, so it’s only appropriate to have legends like David and Walter join us to help reveal BOOM Studios’ plans,”  says BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, who will also appear on the “Go Go Power Rangers Comics” panel. “We’re thrilled fans can join us to meet David, Walter, and comic series writer Kyle Higgins all weekend long at our booth, along with getting the first crack at some morphinominal exclusive merchandise!”

New products available at the BOOM! Studios booth at NYCC will be the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One Limited Slipcase Edition (strictly limited to 250 copies), which will debut at the show; two exclusive NYCC covers for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #19; and two enamel pins featuring Lord Drakkon and his Zord, Black Dragon. Lord Drakkon is the first new Mighty Morphin Power Ranger since the debut of the television series nearly 25 years ago and is featured in nWay’s Saban’s Power Rangers: Legacy War mobile game.

Dark Horse Schedule for Rose City Comic Con 2017

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Dark Horse Comics has announced their signing and panel schedule for this weekend’s Rose City Comic Con! Visit Dark Horse Comics at RCCC’s booth #711 for free swag, such as comics, pins, postcards, and more!

DARK HORSE RCCC SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER, VEIL: Greg Rucka

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: SPACE MULLET, ALABASTER: Daniel Warren Johnson

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTHA WASHINGTON IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, THE ORIGINALS: THE ESSENTIAL EDITION: Dave Gibbons

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: WONDER WOMAN/CONAN, POWER CUBED: Aaron Lopresti

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: JOE GOLEM, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., PROMETHEUS: Patric Reynolds

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: HARROW COUNTY, B.P.R.D.: Tyler Crook

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: THE MASSIVE, MASS EFFECT: Garry Brown

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: COLDER, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

BANDETTE: Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SERENITY: Georges Jeanty

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: SERENITY, THE VISITOR HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Chris Roberson

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: LIFEFORMED: CLEO MAKES CONTACT: Cassie Anderson and Matt Lowery

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: TREKKER: Ron Randall

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Cat Farris

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: COLDER, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Ron Chan and Paul Tobin

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS: Irene Koh

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: FIGHT CLUB 2, SIN TITULO, B.P.R.D.: Cameron Stewart

DARK HORSE RCCC PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit the convention website for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

2:30 PM-3:30 PM: Seriously, What’s Up with Editors? (Room 6)

Haven’t you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to be one? Dark Horse wants to give you insight on breaking into the industry! Join artist Tyler Crook (Harrow County) and Dark Horse editors Katii O’Brien, Megan Walker, and Patrick Thorpe for a rare behind-the-panels look at the secrets to building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Artists Who Write: The Art and Craft of Comics (Room 6)

Whether it’s a murder mystery, a superhero adventure, or a new take on history, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join some of the industry’s most talented artists—Colleen Coover (Bandette), Dave Gibbons (The Originals), and Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Artist Patric Reynolds (Joe Golem) will moderate this star-studded panel!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Dark Horse Manga (Room 6)

This year is the 30th anniversary of the manga industry in North America—an industry born from the love of comics fans and comics publishers for the work of Japanese creators. Dark Horse was one of the manga pioneers in the 1980s, and continues to publish Japanese titles ranging from Danganronpa, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Unofficial Hatsune Mix to I Am a Hero, Lone Wolf & Cub, and Berserk. Join Dark Horse staff members for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Comic Con Revolution Expands to West Palm Beach in 2018

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ATOMIC CRUSH EVENTS ANNOUNCES COMIC CON REVOLUTION EXPANSION IN WEST PALM BEACH

The 1-Day Inaugural Event To Take Place At The Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida On Saturday, February 24, 2018

Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach Will Feature Top Comic Talent In Addition To A Full Day of Programming Capped Off With Our Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest

New York, NY September 6, 2017 – Atomic Crush Events (ACE) is pleased to announce Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach (CCR WPB).  The inaugural 1-day event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  CCR WPB will feature a guest list of top industry talent and a full day of programming including our Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest, exhibitors and vendors.

Our initial guest list includes Chris Claremont, Sandy King Carpenter, Jeff Dekal, Joe Eisma, Travis Hanson, Hope Larson, Shawn Martinbrough, Ron Marz, Richard Starkings and hosting our Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest is Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men). Expect several additional announcements to be made as guests continue to confirm their appearances.

“When we launched our first Comic Con Revolution last May in Ontario, California we built the show with the focus on creators and the work they create,” said ACE Co-Founder Mike Scigliano.  “The concept was received incredibly well.  Fans are excited about comic cons that feature great comic book and creative arts talent.  Our inaugural show in West Palm Beach will be built around that same core concept.”

“We are excited to bring the Revolution to West Palm Beach,” added ACE Co-founder Gabe Fieramosco.  “We have a great deal of family and friends in the area so it will be very personal for us.”

For more information as well tickets head to www.comicconrevolution.com/westpalmbeach/

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About Comic Con Revolution

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles.  We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts.  At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves.  The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love.  Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.  We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.  Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

About Atomic Crush Events

Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation.  Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event.  Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.

More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com

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2017 Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Maryland

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The Baltimore Comic-Con and Super Hero Stuff proudly present the highly-demanded and hugely popular Annual Costume Contest. SuperHeroStuff.com is a leading specialty online retailer of superhero and comic book merchandise. They also operate mobile SHS retail booths at the country’s largest comic cons where they sell awesome merchandise. SuperHeroStuff is a company that was built by super fans to cater to super fans. Find them online at www.superherostuff.com.

This year, the adult costume contest is being held on Saturday, September 23rd at 3:00pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm or their deposit will be forfeit. Prejudging will start at 2:00pm and will be split into amateur and professional contests.

The children’s costume contest will be held on Sunday, September 24th at 2:30pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm.

Categories

  • Adult – “Professional” ($10 Entry Fee)
    • Those working a job involving building or fabricating costumes.
    • Those who make costumes or pieces for casual sale (eBay, etc.).
    • Those who have won an award at a costume contest at any convention.
    • Those that have been invited based on Cosplay.
  • Adult – “Amateur” ($5 Entry Fee)
    • Any adult 18 years or older that does not meet the above requirements.
  • Kids (Free)
    • Ages 17 and under.

Prizes

Overall Best Costume (Best in Show)

$1,000 Grand Prize in Cash for Professional

Prizes in each of the Professional Adult categories:

$250 in cash for 1st Place

$150 in cash for 2nd Place

$100 in cash for 3rd Place

Amateur Adult categories:

$150 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$75 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

$50 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 3rd Place

Group category (winning groups divide prize amount between members):

$200 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$150 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

Kids Prizes in each of the Newborn to Age 11 and Age 12 to Age 17 categories:

$100 Grand Prize Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate

$75 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$50 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

Each winner will also receive free admittance to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2018 and both Adult Grand Prize Winners will be asked to judge the 2018 contest!

Rules

  1. All participants must have Baltimore Comic-Con admission wristband or badge (this includes Associate, Dealer, Press, and other specialty badges). Members of Baltimore Comic-Con staff are ineligible to compete.
  2. Participants can register at any time up to 1pm on Saturday or Sunday for the respective Costume Contests by visiting the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby.
  3. All participants will be required to sign a permission/release/waiver form to participate in the contest. Minors under 18 years of age may participate only if a permission/release form signed by the minor’s legal guardian is provided. Forms are available at the Costume Contest Booth (see #2 above).
  4. Participant category (Amateur or Professional) shall be determined by a set of 3 judges during the pre-judging portion of the contest.
  5. Pictures will be taken during judging of all participants and throughout the costume contest and will be the property of Baltimore Comic-Con.
  6. All costumes must abide by the rules of Baltimore Comic-Con, including but not limited to the Baltimore Comic-Con Weapons and Harassment policies. If a policy violation is discovered, that entry will be disqualified.
  7. Professionally made or rented costumes are prohibited.
  8. Costumes that have won any major awards at any convention may not be entered in the Hall Costume Contest unless major (50% or more) work has been improved or worked over with photographic proof of the changes.
  9. No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed in the Baltimore Convention Center.
  10. No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume design.
  11. Groups from the same series are welcome to enter, but random characters from different series are discouraged. Groups will be considered as one entry and the winners will receive one prize to share.
  12. Each contestant may present (wear) only one costume, or a group of people may wear one costume at the same time (i.e., a large costume that requires several people inside to move it).
  13. All entrants are encouraged to bring reference material for their costume. Not all judges know all characters, so it is in everyone’s best interest to bring a color picture (or several) if possible. The reference should depict the details of the costume you are presenting. Please do not ask to e-mail or print out references at the convention.
  14. Costumes will be judged on a variety of criteria, including craftsmanship and overall effect.
  15. All judges’ decisions of the costume contest are final.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

 

IDW Heads To Rhode Island For HasCon 2017

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IDW is joining longtime partner HASBRO for their debut convention in Providence, Rhode Island – HASCON! Featuring unique brand-based experiences, celebrity appearances, and premiere paneling, HASCON is set to be a fun-filled convention for the whole family. Taking over both the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8th – September 10th, fans will be treated to a convention unlike any other!

Find the IDW booth stocked with comics, graphic novels, enamel pins, lithographs, and more, all weekend long at booth L104! Those that weren’t able to secure one of the highly-sought after Tom Whalen prints at SDCC will have another chance at HASCON, as ROMG.I. JoeOptimus Prime, and Megatron will all be available as a gift with purchase at the IDW booth. Be sure to get yours while supplies last.

IDW will also be offering several HASCON exclusives, at $10 each, that can ONLY be found at the IDW booth, including:

  • First Strike #1, A Hasbro Comic Book Event, with a new cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 reprint, with a B&W cover by Neal Adams
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel TP with a special cover by Tony Fleecs

IDW will also be bringing remaining 2017 convention variants for ClueJem and the HologramsMy Little PonyROM, and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, to HASCON for their original price.

Talent from across the IDW line will be on hand to sign throughout the weekend including Marcelo Matere (Transformers), Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe), Chris Ryall (ROM), Chris Mowry (Transformers), and more!

IDW Transformers Panel
Friday, September 8th | 12:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.

From Unicron to Megatron – Explore the Villains of Transformers
Friday, September 8th | 2:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
It feels good to be bad. Dive into the history of some of the most evil bots in the Transformers universe. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.

G.I. Joe Legends Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Providence Renaissance Hotel
Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe. All attendees will receive an event-exclusive G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Lithograph Set featuring paintings from the 1980s line.

Tickets available here: www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825

My Little Pony Mane Event Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Omni Hotel
Enter the world of Equestria for an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Join us for special guest appearances, a sit-down dinner and a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys. Head Storyteller, Meghan McCarthy will introduce a sneak preview of scenes from the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie! Plus, enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise. Each VIP attendee will receive a Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag including pre-signed autographs from multiple members of the Mane 6, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set and more.

Tickets available here: www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825

IDW Revolution Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 11:00 a.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW and Hasbro have been making great comics together for over a decade now! How’d it all get started? Where’s it going next? IDW CCO Chris Ryall and guests to be named will share stories of comics past and Visions of comics future!

IDW Transformers Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 1:00p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.

IDW MLP Panel: Comics are Magic
Sunday, September 10th | 12:00p.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW has been publishing My Little Pony comics since 2012, and recently passed the major milestone of Issue #50. Come meet some of the creative team behind these beloved comics, and learn first-hand what goes into creating original stories about your favorite Pony friends. Bobby CurnowMy Little Pony series editor at IDW, and lead artist Andy Price, have been working on the comics since the very first issue. And Brenda Hickey, who is currently drawing the new My Little Pony: Legends of Magic series, joined the team not long after in 2013. Join us for behind the scenes stories of how My Little Pony comics come to life!

Tickets and information for the convention are available at: hascon.hasbro.com

Hasbro Unveils Full Entertainment Program For First-Ever Hascon

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HASCON – the first-ever FANmily™ event from Hasbro, Inc created for fans to enjoy their favorite stories and characters they love in a whole new way – is excited to share with fans the full programming schedule for all of Hasbro’s major brands and talent in attendance.

Attendees will get the chance to celebrate their iconic brands with an abundance of entertainment programming. These include behind-the-scenes panels with their brands, larger-than-life games to play, meet-and-greets with HASCON’s talented guests and unforgettable brand experiences. Fans of Hasbro’s iconic franchises, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and premier partner brands such as MARVEL, STAR WARS and DISNEY PRINCESS will have many ways to experience the joy and power of play during the three-day event.

Fans will have a chance to meet and snap a pic with Zach King, the online filmmaker whose magical and inventive videos have entertained millions of fans across the globe. Joining Zach on stage will also be Internet Personality Action Movie Kid, Actor/Filmmaker and Impressionist Jamie Costa and Internet Make-Up Sensation Charisma Star.

HASCON activity highlights include:

  • Newly added talent including New England Patriot player Danny Amendola and online filmmaker Zach King
  • Over 45 individual panels that highlight the breadth of Hasbro’s popular brands, from comic books and toys to television, film and games – with select panels featuring notable guests such as Mark Wahlberg, Stan Lee, Isabela Moner, Candace Payne, and James Gunn among others
  • VIP and add-on events for attendees interested in a more intimate and engaging fan experience with TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, and top talent such as Mark Wahlberg, and Dude Perfect.
  • Musical performances from award-winning musicians, including Flo Rida, Daya, and Hasbro’s own Toys 2 Men
  • Check out the latest VR, game tech and sneak peeks of digital games for some of Hasbro’s biggest brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY and MY LITTLE PONY at the HASCON HASCADE
  • Over 20 individual meet and greet / autograph sessions with HASCON talent, including Daya, Dude Perfect, the voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Flo Rida, James Gunn, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Maddie Ziegler, David Ortiz, James White and more
  • The IDW Publishing Artist Alley that features appearance from industry-recognized comic illustrators, artists and designers.
  • Opportunities for youth fans (Ages 3-15) to audition for the opportunity to be in a real Hasbro video.
  • Activities for Hasbro’s youngest fans including PLAY-DOH creation stations, photo opps with costume characters and an interactive sing-along with Sesame Street’s beloved Muppets Elmo and Abby Cadabby.
  • Access to merchandise for purchase (including exclusives) at HASCON’s on-site Hasbro FANmily™ Boutique from TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MARVEL, STAR WARS and more.

HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic and imaginative brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE BURST, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a sneak peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

To view the full list of HASCON panels, guests and an overall schedule, visit hascon.hasbro.com/schedule

HASCON is set in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from Sept. 8-10, 2017. To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute Premieres at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

September 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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How do you pay tribute to one of the comics industry’s most beloved talents, one of the nicest guys in the business, and one of the most influential artists of the past 20 years? If you’re Todd Dezago, you gather together over 200 of Mike Wieringo‘s friends, fans, and heroes and put together a massive 500-page, two-volume memorial that continues the thrilling tale originally published in Todd and Mike’s high-adventure fantasy series, TELLOS.

The MIKE WIERINGO TELLOS TRIBUTE Book 2: By Thy Side makes its long-awaited premiere at the Baltimore Comic-Con this week! Featuring sword-wielding tigers and high-flying pirates, a boy with a magikal amulet and a fox who’s a thief, dragons and mages and ogres and faeries, Tellos is a fanciful, all-ages roller-coaster ride of an adventure, illustrated by hundreds of the industry’s top artists!

Many of those Artists will be on hand at the convention for a panel to remember “Ringo” and to discuss the creation of these landmark volumes. An exclusive signing following the panel will give readers an opportunity to get autographs from many of the Artists involved.

“Mike was greatly loved-and is greatly missed,” said Dezago of his late pal and partner. “It was heart-warming to see so many fantastic artists contribute their time and talents to this memorial to Mike.”

All of the proceeds from this project are being donated to the ASPCA in Mike Wieringo’s name.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

Voltron: Legendary Defender Panel at New York Comic Con 2017

Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton (Shiro), and AJ LoCascio (Prince Lotor) at New York Comic Con’s Main Stage on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM to offer a sneak peek into the highly-anticipated fourth season of Voltron: Legendary Defender.

With Shiro back at the Castleship, Keith makes a choice that causes a rift between him and Team Voltron. As Allura and team focus on building the Voltron Coalition, Prince Lotor’s plans start to take shape. All attendees will receive a New York Comic Con exclusive poster created by Montgomery.

The Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T is cleared between Panels. For full details on how to reserve a seat in a panel on the Main Stage, click here…

 

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD Announce ‘The Future Is LGBTQ’ Panel at NYCC 2017

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BOOM! Studios and GLAAD are proud to announce “The Future is LGBTQ” panel at New York Comic Con (NYCC) on Saturday, October 7th, 2:45pm in Room 1A02 of the Javits Center. Moderated by Vulture Editor Abraham Riesman, the panel includes Gabby Rivera (Marvel’s America), Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes), Mariko Tamaki (First Second Books’ This One Summer, Abrams’ Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), Steve Orlando (DC’s Justice League of America, Namesake), James Tynion IV (The WoodsThe Backstagers), Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD), and Shadi Petosky (Amazon’s Danger & Eggs) as they gather to discuss LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path toward a brighter and more inclusive future.

“GLAAD is thrilled to be working alongside BOOM! Studios to bring this great lineup of creators together to discuss why #RepresentationMatters, what the future of queer-inclusive entertainment looks like, and how they use their platforms to accelerate acceptance of LGBTQ people,” said Megan Townsend, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis.

“We are honored to partner with GLAAD at New York Comic Con on what promises to be a great conversation between these influential creators from various areas of entertainment,” added Filip Sablik, BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing.

BOOM! Studios was the recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book in 2016 for Lumberjanes, created by Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, Grace Ellis, and Noelle Stevenson, and in 2017 for The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas.

BOOM! Studios returns to NYCC with star-studded panels, a new booth (#1828), and exclusive merchandise debuting at the show. To keep up with more NYCC news from BOOM! Studios, visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Leon: Protector of the Playground Debuts at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Maryland

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Jamar Nicholas launches his all-ages graphic novel at Baltimore Comic-Con! What do you do when you’re a kid hero with the rarest super-power of all: common sense? Award-winning cartoonist and educator Jamar Nicholas tries to answer that question with his new graphic novel, LEON: Protector of the Playground, premiering in the Kids Love Comics area at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Jamar joins over 30 all-ages comics creators in this special family-friendly section of the show, where kids can meet artists and writers, and participate in comics workshops and classes throughout the weekend.

LEON combines a hip latchkey kid super-hero with hilarious super villains, such as Broccoli Ron, Mr. Nipsey the hamster bad-guy, and rogue hall monitors. All this, plus daily life in public school, makes a smart, super fun graphic novel read. LEON was created as part of the Comic Book Diner trilogy of books (including Buzzboy by John Gallagher and Roboy Red by Rich Faber, both of which will be available in the Kids Love Comics section). LEON combines elements of Jamar’s childhood with a diverse cast of kids and almost every child’s fantasy of being a superhero. But Leon must also face the harsh realities of a working mom, learning to work with others, and to clean up after himself when he eats. “I wanted to create characters that kids could relate to,” said Jamar, adding, “LEON is a hero, but he also makes mistakes. And kids need to know that’s okay, as long as they work to make things better.”

Besides LEON, convention goers will also be able to get Jamar’s work on the BCC show program guide as well as on a special collectible BCC t-shirt. Why all the fuss? Well, one of Jamar’s biggest fans is none other than Marc Nathan, founder and director of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Jamar is a good soul, and a true friend of the show” said Nathan. “And we at the Baltimore Comic-Con want to help everyone discover what that looks like in Jamar’s work.” In fact, the Baltimore Comic-Con has been helping to promote kid-friendly comics and creators since the show’s beginning, and now brags the largest kids’ section in any comic-con across the United States. So it seemed only natural to premiere the graphic novel in Baltimore. “I just hope that everyone enjoys LEON as much as I enjoyed working on it,” said Jamar. “And I’m proud to be a part of the Kids Love Comics crew in Baltimore!”

LEON: Protector of the Playground, an original graphic novel, is a 144-page, full-color graphic novel, available at Jamar’s booth on LEON LANE in the Kids Love Comics section, for the first time anywhere. More information is available at JamarNicholas.com.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

 

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