Boom! Studios Signing & Panel Schedule at NYCC 2016

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BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce its talent lineup and signing schedule for New York Comic Con, taking place October 6-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City.

All appearances will take place at the publisher’s large 20 foot by 50 foot booth, number 1828. All weekend long at the booth, fans can find the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist), current Lumberjanes co-writer Kat Leyh, writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia, Last Sons of America), and artist Laura Howell (Regular Show), who will also be available to draw customized sketches on blank comic covers.

Mouse Guard creator David Petersen, Michael Dialynas (The Woods), Frank Cho (Skybourne), Dennis Hopeless (WWE), Mike Perkins (Rowans Ruin), James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island), and Greg Pak (Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York) will all stop by the BOOM! booth to meet fans.

From overseas, Eisner Award winner Asaf Hanuka will be on hand to sign copies of his collection of autobiographical comic strips, The Realist; acclaimed noir writer Matz will appear to support his recent Archaia graphic novel, The Black Dahlia; Simon Spurrier comes from the UK to promote Weavers and The Spire; and Alex Paknadel appears at the BOOM! booth for the first time to sign copies of Turncoat and Arcadia.

Justin Jordan and Raúl Treviño will appear together for their current BOOM! comic series, Sombra; the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink team of current writer Tini Howard, artist Daniel Di Nicuolo, and colorist Sarah Stern will make two appearances. For the main Power Rangers series, colorist Matt Herms will be on hand; Rod Reis and Jorge Corona, who both contributed stories to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual, will also be available to sign copies of the New York Comic Con exclusive.

Jim Campbell and Cara McGee, who work on the current KaBOOM! ongoing series based on Cartoon Network’s Over the Garden Wall, are coming to greet fans, as well as Jonesy artist Caitlin Rose Boyle, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales writer/artist Cory Godbey, Rust creator Royden Lepp, and Natacha Bustos, who will join Kat Leyh to sign copies of the Lumberjanes #29 New York Comic Con exclusive.

See below for a complete signing schedule (subject to change without notice):

Appearing all weekend
Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist)
Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes)
Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia)
Laura Howell (Regular Show)

Thursday, October 6th
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Jorge Corona (Feathers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Michael Dialynas (The Woods)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Justin Jordan, Raúl Treviño (Sombra)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Matz (The Black Dahlia)
5:00 – 5:50 p.m. David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

Friday, October 7th
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Michael Dialynas (The Woods)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Mike Perkins (Rowans Ruin)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Tini Howard, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Sarah Stern (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Dennis Hopeless (WWE)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Frank Cho (Skybourne)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Alex Paknadel (Turncoat, Arcadia)
5:00 – 5:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
6:00 – 6:50 p.m. James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island)

Saturday, October 8th
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Rod Reis (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual), Jorge Corona (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual), Matt Herms (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Jim Campbell, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Caitlin Rose Boyle (Jonesy)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Alex Paknadel (Turncoat, Arcadia)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Munchkin)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Greg Pak (Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York)
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Asaf Hanuka (The Realist)
5:00 – 5:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)

Sunday, October 9th
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Jim Campbell, Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall)
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Caitlin Rose Boyle (Jonesy)
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Kat Leyh, Natacha Bustos (Lumberjanes)
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Tini Howard, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Sarah Stern (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink)
3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Royden Lepp (Rust)

BOOM! will host and participate in the following programming at New York Comic Con:

Thursday, October 6th
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. BOOM! Studios and Its Publishing Partnership with WWE

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce its publishing partnership with WWE to bring the Sports Entertainment leader back to comic shops everywhere. Join us for a power hour of special insight from behind the scenes with Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, Editor Eric Harburn, Associate Editor Jasmine Amiri, and writer Dennis Hopeless. Catch a sneak preview of November’s WWE: Then. Now. Forever. special, plus some surprises! Moderated by DenOfGeek.com’s Gavin JasperRoom: 1A21


Friday, October 7th
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media

Many people have often dismissed queer content as adult content inappropriate for kids. However, as we’ve seen in the popularity and successes of Legend of Korra,Steven UniverseLumberjanes, and Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller, LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines in comics resonate with young audiences. Join Kat Leyh(Lumberjanes), Blue Delliquanti (O Human Star), Jeremy Sorese (Steven Universe), and James Tynion IV (The Backstagers) as they speak about how we can better include healthy representation and how to make it standard practice. Moderated by Jude Biersdorfer of The New York TimesRoom: 1A02


Saturday, October 8th
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Celebrate the Publishing World of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth with Archaia

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, publisher Archaia (an imprint of BOOM! Studios) has several books set to come out this year! Join Associate Editor Cameron Chittock and writer/artist Cory Godbey as we give fans a sneak peek into these titles, which include original comics, a children’s storybook, and an artists’ tribute collection. Livestream Stage

2:45-3:45 p.m. BOOM! Studios: Discover New Worlds

Love reading compelling, forward-thinking comics? Interested in finding out how multiple-award-winning top 10 publisher, BOOM! Studios, has spent over a decade committed to telling great stories and nurturing talent? Moderator Filip Sablik (BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing) discusses with Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief), and creators Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Frank Cho (Skybourne),Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes), Simon Spurrier (Weavers), and Steve Orlando(Namesake) on how they explore the ever-changing comics landscape, their newest stories, and the types of projects needed in the industry. Room: 1A02


Sunday, October 9th
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It’s Morphin Time!

In January, BOOM! Studios launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the new top-selling comic book series based on Saban Brands’ hit ‘90s live-action children’s TV series about a group of ordinary teenagers who “morph” into superheroes to save the world from evil. Join Editor Dafna Pleban, writer Tini Howard, artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, colorist Sarah Stern, and Saban Brands Director of Global Consumer Products Jason Bischoff as they discuss the comic book series, the spinoff Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink, the recently released Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual, and the everlasting popularity of these “teenagers with attitude.” Moderated by IGN’s Joshua YehlRoom: 1A18

Archie Comics Panel & Signing Schedule at NYCC 2016

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Archie Comics will have a star-studded must-see panel this year at New York Comic Con 2016 to go with a weekend full of signings featuring fan-favorite writers, artists, and colorists at the Archie Booth!

Archie Comics Panels at New York Comic Con 2016
Saturday, October 8th
3pm – 4pm, Room 1A05

Archie Comics Forever: 75 Years of Storytelling
Just in time for the new JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS series and ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES one-shot, this Panel has it all! Get exclusive news on upcoming titles and a look at The CW’s ‘Riverdale TV’ show! Featuring Jon Goldwater (co-CEO/publisher), Mike Pellerito (president), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics chief creative office, showrunner, The CW’s ‘Riverdale,’ writer AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA), Rachel Antonoff (B&V Fashion Designer), Dan Parent (writer/artist LIFE WITH KEVIN), Adam Hughes (writer/artist BETTY AND VERONICA), Ryan North (writer JUGHEAD), Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio (co-writers JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS), and moderator Alex Segura (SVP-publicity & marketing, co-writer ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES) and more!

Creator Signing Schedule & Exclusives
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Thursday, October 6
SHOW HOURS: 10:00am-7:00pm

10am-11am BETTY & VERONICA: Adam Hughes

11am-12pm ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES: Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, Gisele Lagace, Dan Parent

3pm-4pm NEW RIVERDALE: Derek Charm, Joe Eisma, Chrissie Zullo, Cameron DeOrdio

Friday, October 7
SHOW HOURS: 10:00am-7:00pm

10am-11am BETTY & VERONICA: Adam Hughes

11am-12pm ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES: Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, Gisele Lagace, Dan Parent

12pm-1pm ARCHIE HORROR: Alex de Campi, Robert Hack

3pm-4pm ARCHIE ACTION: Jennifer Hernandez, Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Jamal Peppers, Matt Herms

4pm-5pm NEW RIVERDALE: Derek Charm, Joe Eisma, Ramón K Pérez, Cameron DeOrdio

Saturday, October 8
SHOW HOURS: 10:00am-7:00pm

10am-11am BETTY & VERONICA: Adam Hughes, José Villarrubia

11am-12pm ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES: Alex Segura, Gisele Lagace, Dan Parent

12pm-1pm ARCHIE ACTION: Jennifer Hernandez, Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Jamal Peppers

3pm-4pm Archie Comics Forever: 75 Years of Storytelling Panel (Room 1A05)

4pm-5pm NEW RIVERDALE: Ryan North, Derek Charm, Cameron DeOrdio, Andre Szymanowicz, Joe Eisma

5pm-6pm ARCHIE HORROR: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack

Sunday, October 9
SHOW HOURS: 10:00am-5:00pm

10am-11am BETTY & VERONICA: Adam Hughes

11am-12pm ARCHIE HORROR: Robert Hack

1pm-2pm ARCHIE ACTION: Jennifer Hernandez, Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Jamal Peppers

2pm-3pm ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES: Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, Gisele Lagace, Dan Parent

Hero Initiative Jets to NYCC 2016 with Special Guest Steve Dillon

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Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to the New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34thSt. in New York, NY from October 6-9.

From across the pond, artist Steve Dillon will make the Hero booth his home all weekend! Steve is best known for his work on Preacher, Hellblazer, The Punisher and more. He’ll be at our booth, #N104, all weekend sketching and signing. Make sure you come by and don’t miss out. All proceeds benefit Hero!

In addition, Mike Perkins (Captain America), Chris Ivy (X-Men) and Ron Marz (Green Lantern) will also be stopping by the booth to sign and sketch. Make sure you join the party at the Hero booth!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the floor will be collecting for Hero as well, so stop and by and do the right thing! Please visit Mahmud Asrar, Marguerite Bennett, Jim Calafiore, Matthew Clark, Amanda Conner, Alex de Campi, Al Ewing, Gary Frank, Sanford Greene, Larry Hama, Gabriel Hardman, JG Jones, Tom Lyle, Doug Mahnke, Carla Speed McNeil, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sara Richard, Paolo Rivera, Greg Rucka, Matteo Scalera, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, Louise and Walter Simonson, Alex Sinclair, Nick Spencer, Joe Staton, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Fred van Lente, and Jim Zub!

Spooky Empire Program Cover Released!

Spooky Empire Program Cover 2016Spooky Empire program cover is now unveiled for the 2016 show!

With only 8 days left until the show, we figured we would do a an unveiling for our fans! The program cover was designed by Morgan Wilson from Lux Nova Studio! She will be at the show all weekend if you’d like to get your copy signed. Let us know what you think of the cover!

Get your advance tickets for Spooky Empire. http://www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets

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Event & Photo Op Schedules and Pricing up for Spooky Empire’s Show

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October 7-9, 2016

Orange County Convention Center

Full event and Photo Op schedules are confirmed and posted!
Download them now and prepare yourself for a full weekend of entertainment and fun!

http://www.spookyempire.com/event-schedule/
http://www.spookyempire.com/photo-ops/

Star Wars Comes to Paradise City Comic Con 2016

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STAR WARS COMES TO PARADISE CITY COMIC CON

December 9-10-11, 2016 at THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION CENTER!

 Meet David Prowse “DARTH VADER”, Billy Dee Williams “LANDO CALRISSIAN”, Paul Blake “GREEDO”, and Brian Herring “BB-8”.

Paradise City Comic Con is 3 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

The guest list is growing weekly, and some of the highlights include:

* Star Wars Cast Members: David Prowse “DARTH VADER”, Billy Dee Williams “LANDO CALRISSIAN”, Paul Blake “GREEDO”, and Brian Herring “BB-8”.

* TV and Movie Stars: Terry Jones (Monty Python), James Marsters (Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Brainiac in Smallville, Captain John Hart in Torchwood), Aaron Stanford (James Cole in 12 Monkeys, Pyro in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand), Tara Reid (Sharknado, American Pie), Manu Bennett (Crixus in Spartacus, Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in Arrow, Azog, king of the Orcs in The Hobbit trilogy, Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles), Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

*RWBY Stars: Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna), Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Winter Schnee).

Comic Book Creators: Bob Layton, Mark Bagley, Allen Bellman, Jeff Dekal, Jose Delbo, Mike Grell, Pia Guerra, Amy Mebberson, Moritat, Robbi Rodriguez, Tim Seeley, James Silvani, Ryan Stegman, Roy Thomas, and more!

* Animation Stars: Tad Stones (Creator of Darkwing Duck), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), Lori Alan (Family Guy), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob Squarepants, Invader Zim), and Melissa Fahn (Invader Zim).

* Anime Stars: Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School Host Club, Attack on Titan, Free! Eternal Summer), Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto), Leah Clark (Negima, Suzuka, Toriko, Sgt Frog, Soul Eater), Melissa Fahn (Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Tamers, FLCL), Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, High School of the Dead), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Attack on Titan, Noragami, Fairy Tail).

* Power Ranger Cast Members: Cerina Vincent, Nakia Burrise, and Catherine Sutherland.

* Star Trek Continues Cast Members: Vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), and Michele Spect (Dr. Elise McKennah).

* Lloyd Kaufman: Troma Films founder and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

* Pete & Pete Stars: Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli.

For more info visit the website HERE!

Dark Horse Comics Schedule for NYCC 2016

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New York Comic Con 2016 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!

DARK HORSE COMICS | NEW YORK COMIC CON 2016 | BOOTH #1636

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

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

We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases The Legend of Zelda with art from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage LZ = The Legend of Zelda Signing Stage

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ CREEPY: Dan Braun

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE: Frank O’Connor, Tyler Jeffers, Jon Goff, Marco Rudy, John Jackson Miller

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB TREE MAIL: Brian Smith

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ SEMIAUTOMAGIC, ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR, GRINDHOUSE, SMOKE/ASHES: Alex de Campi

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Adrienne Kress, Fionna Adams

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Megan Lavey-Heaton, Kristen Gudsnuk, Tini Howard

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Rebekah Isaacs

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ CRYPTOCRACY: Van Jensen

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ ALABASTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BIRD, SPACE-MULLET!, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA: Gary Gianni

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB ALEISTER & ADOLF: Douglas Rushkoff

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. LZ THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB THE BATTLES OF BRIDGET LEE, NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES: David Walker

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB FIGHT CLUB 2, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH, SIN TITULO: Cameron Stewart
FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB THE MASSIVE, THE MASSIVE: NINTH WAVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH, REBELS: Andrea Mutti

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ NEIL GAIMAN’S TROLL BRIDGE: Colleen Doran

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ HOUSE OF PENANCE, LIGHT BRIGADE, THE MIGHTY: Peter Tomasi

1:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB SIN CITY: THE HARD GOODBYE CURATOR’S COLLECTION: Frank Miller
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)
*LIMIT ONE PRINT PER PERSON
*OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III: Larry Hama

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ PROJECT TBA, LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BRIGGS LAND, REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
ALIENS: DEFIANCE: Brian Wood, Tristan Jones
PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH: Andrea Mutti

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ PROJECT TBA: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. LZ MYSTERY GIRL: Alberto J. Alburquerque

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB KINGSWAY WEST: Greg Pak

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ TREE MAIL: Brian Smith

DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/View-All/# for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DARK HORSE COMICS AND WARGAMING PRESENT: THE TRADITION OF MILITARY COMIC BOOKS PAST AND PRESENT (Room 1A21)

War stories have long been a tradition in comic books. From their birth during WWII to the late 1980s with military stories like G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, they have continually evolved. War comics switched perspective to the men deep in the conflict in War Stories and the new series World of Tanks: Roll Out. Join the expert panel of war comic scribes Garth Ennis (World of Tanks: Roll Out), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), and Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) to explore the war comics tradition.

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. ASIAN AMERICAN COMICS AND CULTURE (Room 1A05)

For years, Asian comics creators have been doing incredible work furthering the medium of sequential art. With Eisner Award–winning storytelling and phenomenal artistic expression, Asian-Pacific Americans have begun a movement within the comic business. Join Greg Pak (Kingsway West), Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City), and Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story) for a fascinating conversation on embracing Asian culture in comics, moderated by YouTube personality Shyaporn Theerakulstit.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. DARK HORSE CLASSIFIED FEATURING AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (Room 1A18)

The can’t-miss Dark Horse panel of NYCC 2016! Join Dark Horse for the first word on Avatar news and announcements—and even a surprise or two!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: LIVE (Room 1A24)

Join editor Hope Nicholson and an all-star lineup of female writers and illustrators, including Adrienne Kress, Fionna Adams, Kristen Gudsnuk, Meaghan Carter, Megan Lavey-Heaton, and Tini Howard, to discuss their Kickstarter sensation! The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a nonfiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by some of the most prominent women in the industry, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes as creators and industry insiders.

Phoenix FearCON Becomes FANGORIA FearCON with 2016 Show

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FANGORIA FearCON

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Phoenix FearCON Celebrates 10th Anniversary as FANGORIA FearCON

TEMPE, Ariz. – SUN STUDIOS of Arizona presents FANGORIA FearCON, the state’s largest, independent horror event from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9 at the studio.

“Phoenix FearCON is now FANGORIA FearCON,” said festival director Chris McLennan. She and her husband Jim are preparing for their seventh convention since 2006. “We’ve come a long way by partnering with FANGORIA Magazine and SUN STUDIOS.”

FANGORIA FearCON will screen features and shorts, including the Phoenix debut of MODEL HUNGER which stars horror film icons Lynn Lowry (SHIVERS) and Tiffany Shepis (TALES OF HALLOWEEN). Both actresses will participate in a question and answer session after the screening.

“As usual, we will have celebrity autograph sessions and photo ops,” added McLennan. Among the other terror film favorites scheduled to appear are Eugene Clark (LAND OF THE DEAD), J. LaRose (SAW III), Robert Mukes (HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES) and Monique Parent (BLOODTHIRSTY).

On Friday night, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a private bar and live performances by Romantasy Cabaret, Agents of Lust and The Gaslight Circus. VIP tickets cost $150, include a “horrorific” swag bag filled with goodies, and are good for all three days of FANGORIA FearCON.

Friday-only tickets are $30, good from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and do not include the VIP party. Saturday or Sunday tickets are $40 each and good from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. All tickets are subject to availability, but may be purchased online now at http://events.sunstudiosaz.com/2016/08/15/fangoria-fearcon.

There is no entry fee to purchase food and drink at the Halloween Festival outside or to access vendors inside the studio.

A portion of the proceeds from FANGORIA FearCON benefits the Phoenix Shanti Group which provides housing, education and support to HIV/AIDS patients and their families.

With two sound stages and a 225-seat theater featuring digital projection and surround sound, SUN STUDIOS of Arizona was the ideal location for FANGORIA FearCON. “I used to stand in line for Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors in L.A.,” said SUN STUDIOS CEO Darrin Ramage, who has produced and distributed horror movies for more than 20 years. “The last one was in 2009, so imagine how excited I am to be hosting FANGORIA FearCON 2016!”

SUN STUDIOS is conveniently located at 1425 W. 14th Street; just minutes away from ASU, Tempe Campus and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Festival parking will be within walking distance.

About FANGORIA FearCON
The first Phoenix FearCON Film Festival was held at the Paper Heart Gallery in 2006. As attendance grew, PFC moved to the Fear Farm Haunted House and is celebrating its 10th anniversary as FANGORIA FearCON at SUN STUDIOS of Arizona in Tempe. For the latest news, visit www.Facebook.com/FANGORIAFearCON.

About SUN STUDIOS of Arizona
SUN STUDIOS of Arizona in Tempe officially opened on May 1, 2016. The multimillion dollar production facility, event venue/theater and recording studio offers two sound stages, a massive green-screen cyclorama, plus a complete array of professional grade production and recording equipment. See more at www.sunstudiosaz.com.

About FANGORIA Entertainment
FANGORIA Magazine first published in 1979 as the brainchild of Ed Naha, Ric Meyers and Robert Martin. In 1985, Martin hosted the first FANGORIA’s Weekend of Horrors convention, followed six years later by the inaugural CHAINSAW AWARDS for horror films. Today, loyal fans flock to www.Facebook.com/Fangoria.

About Phoenix Shanti Group
Founded in 1987, the Phoenix Shanti Group provides housing, education and support to individuals infected with, and families or loved ones affected by, HIV/AIDS. “Shanti” is Sanskrit for “Inner Peace” and reflects PSG’s approach of promoting personal empowerment and maintaining independence and dignity. See more at www.shantiaz.org.

2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity Nominations Now Open

Dwayne McDuffie Award

Press Release:

Nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Are Open

Announcing Will J. Watkins As Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics & New Selection Committee Members Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone

Dwayne McDuffieSeptember 16, 2016: Mad Event Entertainment and Long Beach Comic Con announced today that nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics are now open. This McDuffie Award has a new director, Will J. Watkins, and several new Selection Committee Members: Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone. The third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics reception will be held February 18, 2017, in Long Beach, CA during the Long Beach Comic Expo.

The motto of The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics comes from Dwayne’s own words, “From invisible to inevitable.”

“The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is the very first award ever established in my husband’s name,” said Dwayne’s widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, “and we are tremendously proud that in just its third year, both the comic book and animation industries are already beginning to see some evidence of the DMAD’s powerful mission statement demonstrably influencing reality by helping a more diverse range of outstanding creative voices finally find some inclusion in the media, with the careers of our first two winners and finalists starting to take off at major entertainment companies. To paraphrase Dwayne: Everyone deserves to see themselves represented in the media. And everyone deserves to participate in telling their own story.”

To commemorate his vision and contributions, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, grand opening September 24th, has invited Dwayne McDuffie to be included for posterity.

“Everyone has heroes, but most people never get the chance to ensure that their hero’s legacy will endure,” said Watkins. “Dwayne McDuffie was my hero, and for the last two years I’ve been honored to be on the selection committee for an award in his name that promotes diversity and inclusion in the comic book industry. This year I’m doubly honored to be the award’s director, and my efforts to ensure Dwayne’s legacy endures will be nothing short of heroic.”

The deadline for completed submissions for the third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is December 31, 2016.

“Long Beach Comic Con and Long Beach Comic Expo are committed to celebrating diversity in comics,” said Martha Donato, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Long Beach Comic Expo, on the eve of Long Beach Comic Con. “This is not a fad, this is not an isolated moment. We are committed to diversity in storytelling. Last year, the number of submissions were three times that of the first award last year–and a third of those were from women. This is the future.”

The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Selection Committee consists of twelve prominent comics and animation professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to McDuffie’s vision of inclusiveness:

  • Mark D. Bright is a storyboard artist for commercials, television and feature films. Prior to his career as a storyboard artist, he was an artist for Marvel, DC, Acclaim and Milestone Media working on titles including Iron Man, Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, Power Man and Iron Fist and Icon. He is also the co-creator of Quantum and Woody.
  • Neo Edmund – is a former child actor turned bestselling author, screenwriter, comic book writer, story development exec, and Virtual Reality director. He is the author of The Red Riding Alpha Huntress series published by WordFire Press. He is currently writing numerous books including a Predator anthology and the reboot of Colt The Outlander.
  • Joan Hilty is Comics Editor at Nickelodeon and editor-in-chief of Pageturner, a boutique comics/graphic novel production house. She was formerly a Senior Editor at DC/Vertigo and syndicated cartoonist. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
  • Joseph Illidge is a Senior Editor for Lion Forge Comics, a columnist for Comic Book Resources and The Shadow League, and the co-writer of Solarman for Scout Comics. His editorial career began at Milestone Media, Inc. He then joined the Batman Editorial Group at DC Comics, and later worked for Archaia, now a division of BOOM! Studios. His graphic novel, The Ren will be published by First Second Books, a division of Macmillan.
  • Heidi MacDonald is the editor-in-chief of Comicsbeat.com and a former editor for Disney and DC Comics. She also edits the graphic novel review section for Publishers Weekly and can be heard on PW’s weekly podcast More To Come.
  • Don McGregor is a writer whose notable comic books for Marvel Comics include Jungle Action, where he did the seminal work on Black Panther and Amazing Adventures Featuring Killraven, which contained the first interracial kiss in a color comic book. He also created Sabre, one of the first modern graphic novels. Don’s groundbreaking career garnered him the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing last year.
  • Kevin Rubio is a writer/producer who has contributed to Justice League Action, Avengers Assemble, Thunderbirds Are Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He is also the creator and writer of the Star Wars graphic novel Tag & Bink Were Here and Red 5 Publication’s Abyss Vol. I & II. He is an inaugural recipient of the George Lucas Film Award for his Star Wars short film, TROOPS, a Promax Award winner and Emmy nominee.
  • Cassandra Pelham is a senior editor for the Graphix and Scholastic Press imprints at Scholastic, where she has edited award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling, and USA Today bestselling graphic novels.
  • Gail Simone is a writer known for the DC titles Birds of Prey, Secret Six (for which she was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award), Batgirl, Wonder Woman and The All-New Atom. She recently wrote Dark Horse’s Tomb Raider, Dynamite’s Red Sonja and is currently working on DC/Vertigo’s Clean Room.
  • Will J. Watkins is a film and animation writer who is also comic book story/world-building consultant on The Protectors graphic novel published this year by Athlita Comics. He had a stint as an assistant editor at DC Comics and before moving to L.A. he owned Chicago’s first African American-owned comics store and is currently writing a novel about the experience.
  • Matt Wayne has written on many highly-regarded animation projects including Niko and the Sword of Light, Cannon Busters, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Thunderbirds Are Go! and the 2006 Biker Mice from Mars revival. He wrote the Emmy-nominated Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms and was also a writer and Managing Editor at Milestone Media. was the Managing Editor of Milestone Media, and is currently a Primetime Emmy®-nominated animation writer. His credits include Static Shock!, Justice League Unlimited, Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Ben 10: Omniverse, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Thunderbirds are Go!, Niko and the Sword of Light, and Cannon Busters.
  • Len Wein is the legendary animation and comic book writer who co-created Swamp Thing, Wolverine, and the wildly successful diverse new team of X-Men that debuted in 1975; He’s had the distinction of serving both as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics and Senior Editor at DC Comics. The Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Famer’s most recent comic book Batman “66: The Lost Episode was released last year.

About Dwayne McDuffie:
Dwayne Glenn McDuffie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. The middle son of Leroy McDuffie and Edna (Hawkins) McDuffie (now Gardner), Dwayne attended the prestigious Roeper School for gifted children before going on to earn undergraduate degrees in both English & Physics as well as a graduate degree in Physics, all at the University of Michigan. (Go, Blue!) He later also studied filmmaking at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Dwayne first entered the comic book industry as an Editor at Marvel Comics, thanks to his NYU friend Greg Wright with whom he recreated the Deathlok character into the one in use today. With artist Ernie Colón, Dwayne also co-created the comedic Marvel team book, Damage Control.

Frustrated by the lack of diversity of both characters and creators in comics, Dwayne—together with Derek Dingle, Denys Cowan, and Michael Davis–co-founded MILESTONE COMICS (later MILESTONE MEDIA), the first African-American owned comic book company in history, with a mission to provide a wide array of characters, content, and creators that more accurately represent the racial, ethnic, religious, and gender diversity of real life. (Also? They were just outstandingly good books. Seriously. If you haven’t read them, seek them out. Now. You won’t believe what you’ve been missing!)

Static, Icon, Hardware, Xombi—to name just a few. Throughout his career in the comic book industry, Dwayne created or co-created these and more than a dozen other series, in addition to writing stories for too many other titles to list but here are some highlights: Justice League of America, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Captain marvel, Avengers Spotlight, Hellraiser, Ultraman, even The Tick, and Back to The Future. Dwayne also co-created The Road To Hell with fellow writer and Milestone editor, Matt Wayne, the inaugural Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics, established posthumously by Dwayne’s widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie.

Dwayne transitioned into the animation industry as a Story Editor and Writer on the Emmy-winning Kids WB series, Static Shock, which he co-created and for which he won the 2003 HUMANITAS PRIZE.

Dwayne was also a Producer, Story Editor, and Writer on Cartoon Network’s JUSTICE LEAGUE and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED animated series, for which he received a 2004 WRITERS GUILD nomination.

With artist Glen Murakami, Dwayne redeveloped Man of Action’s BEN 10 animated series into BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE then BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN—98 episodes of what became and continues to be an on-going, blockbuster, 230-episodes-and-counting franchise for Cartoon Network.

Dwayne also wrote the animated features JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, and JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM, as well as episodes of WHAT’S NEW, SCOOBY-DOO? and TEEN TITANS, all for Warner Bros.

For his indelible work in animation, Dwayne was posthumously presented with the WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA’s 2011 ANIMATION WRITING AWARD, the first African-American in history to be so honored.

The winner of 3 EISNER AWARDS for his work in comic books, 11 PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS, 6 “BEST EDITOR” awards, the 2009 INKPOT AWARD presented by Comic-Con International, and a GOLDEN APPLE AWARD from his alma mater for his “use of popular art to promote and enhance human dignity,” Dwayne McDuffie’s life’s work exemplified both diversity and excellence.

He led by example while presciently stating, “From invisible to inevitable”–now the motto of the “Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics.” The man may be gone, but his mission lives on.

About Charlotte McDuffie:
Dwayne’s widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, is a twice Emmy-nominated animation writer, best known for her work on Hasbro’s My Little Pony and Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 franchise. She is currently the first female chairperson in history of the Animation Writers Caucus at the Writers Guild of America.

About Long Beach Comic Con:
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

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