Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans: Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event Sunday April 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the BWI Airport Marriott!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and online. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

Sixth Annual Awesome Con Returns to Washington DC on Easter Weekend

Press Release:

The sixth annual Awesome Con by LeftField Media, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, will unite 80,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic film memorabilia exhibits; and a diverse array of activities for families on Easter weekend.

Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike, with special promotions in place to engage Awesome Con’s youngest fans throughout the show. Future Con, Awesome Con’s science pavilion, will dive into the latest developments in science and science fiction sure to delight even the most curious minds. Back for the second year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley.

With Awesome Con 2018 hosting more energetic programs, more globally recognized special guests, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues growing into a standout annual destination as an unbridled celebration of pop culture and pure fun.

MEDIA GUESTS:

  • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer, Blade Runner 2049)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Yondu, The Walking Dead)
  • Stephen Amell (Arrow, New Girl, Private Practice)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Prison Break, Hart of Dixie)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer)
  • Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Guardians Vol. 2, Impastor)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Kraglin, Gilmore Girls)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Joe Keery (Stranger Things, Molly’s Game, Slice)
  • Ben Savage (Boy Meets World, Girls Meet World, Chuck, Dear John, Little Monsters, Without a Trace)
  • Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Girls Meets World, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series)
  • Rider Strong (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Cabin Fever)
  • Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
  • Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Samurai Jack, Pulp Fiction, Justice League Unlimited, Mad TV, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Comic Guests:

  • J. Scott Campbell (Gen¹³, Danger Girl, Spider-Man)
  • Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, X-Men, Thunderbolts, Action Comics)
  • Jim Starlin (Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Infinity Gauntlet, Batman; co-creator of Drax, Gamora, and Thanos)
  • Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Tom King (Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)
  • Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Hellblazer: City of Demons, Punk Rock Jesus, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman, The Woods)
  • Sorah Sungh (Iron Man, Princeless)

TICKETS

  • Friday or Sunday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $50
  • 3-Day Weekend Pass: $75
  • 3-Day ‘Geekend VIP’ Pass: $150
  • Kids 10 and under: free with coupon code AWESOMEJR
  • VIP passes & experiences range from the VIP Geekend ($150) to the premium, limited quantity Club Awesome Reserve Membership ($999) and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events.

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About Awesome Con
Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 71,000 attendees in 2017. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con. Learn more at www.awesomecon.com.

ECCC 2018 Welcomes Brian Michael Bendis

Emerald City Comic Con is so excited to announce that Eisner Award winning comic writer Brian Michael Bendis will be joining us at ECCC 2018 on Friday March 2nd & Saturday March 3rd! See his spotlight panel on Friday afternoon at 2:45 PM in Room WSCC 611.

Brian Michael Bendis has put his mark on comics as one the most prolific writers of the 21st century. From Powers to the Avengers and Spider-Man, he has had an undeniable impact on the landscape of the 4-color world. Now as he prepares to begin his tenure at DC on Action Comics, join the creator of Jessica Jones, Miles Morales, and many more great characters as we spotlight this mega talented creator’s past, present and future.

He will appear in the Autographing Area for signing on Friday from 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM and on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Emerald City Comic Con encourages fans to arrive at signing sessions on time. All guests reserve the right to refuse to sign an item that they deem inappropriate. No candid photography or video recording is permitted in the Autographing Area.

TX – George Pérez Signing

Press Release:

Meet the LEGENDARY artist, George Pérez appears at Bedrock City Comic Co’s Clear Lake store on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 till 5:00 PM! George will sign up to 15 items per person for FREE on what he states will be his ONLY appearance in Texas for the next few years, and with only a few exceptions, one of the very few appearances he will make in 2018!

About George Pérez: George started his comics career over 42 years ago, and he’s still going strong. He has been involved in many landmark publications including The New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and History of the DC Universe. An acknowledged master at drawing team books George Pérez has had two enormously successful runs on Avengers, and also had great personal success with the solo feature Wonder Woman, which he also scripted, re-establishing the Amazing Amazon as one of DC Comics’ upper-tier characters. George is currently writing and drawing his creator-co-owned series George Pérez’s Sirens for BOOM! Entertainment!

Please note: George Pérez will not be doing any sketches while he’s here.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
102 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
(281) 557-2748

ON – Gotham Central Comics 6th Anniversary

Ty Templeton, Ken Lashley, and more appear at Gotham Central Comics on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

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Gotham Central Comics
5170 Dixie Road Unit 102, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1E3
Canada

SF – Mech Cadet Yu Signing

Writer Greg Pak (PLANET HULK, WEAPON X) will be at Comix Experience on Sunday, February 11th, at 11:00 AM to sign his new all-ages comic MECH CADET YU! Perfect for fans of Pacific Rim and The Iron Giant, Mech Cadet Yu is filled with action, adventure, and heart, and we can’t wait to talk to Greg all about it at our Graphic Novel of the Month Kids’ Club meeting!

About MECH CADET YU: Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

FL – X-Men Gold #18 Signing

Artist Ken Lashley appears at Windu’s Comics on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM to sign copies of his latest work on X-Men Gold #18! He will also sign any of the many DC, Marvel, X-Men covers that he has done over his tenure as an artist. Windu’s will have X-Men Gold #18 available for purchase. Ken will have posters and other items to share with his fans as well.

Bio: Ken is a gifted illustrator who has worked with clients like Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel comics, DC comics, Lucasfilm and many others. His latest work is Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Prime and X-Men Gold.

Windu’s Comics
194 US Hwy 27 Suite A, Clermont, FL 34711

FL – Acme Comic-Con 2017

Press Release:

Acme Superstore’s celebration of comics and their creators returns on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM! Once again it’s time for our annual Acme Comic-Con! We’re pleased to welcome a plethora of talent to the shop and as always, this is a FREE event open to all!

Creators featured at this year’s Acme Comic Con include:

Alex Saviuk (Artist to Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, Action Comics, Green Lantern, House of Mystery and Detective Comics)

Aaron Conley (Artist to Sabertooth Swordsman, Dark Horse Presents, Secret Wars: Battleworld, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Howard the Human)

Owl Goingback (Writer to DC New Talent Showcase 2017 “Poison Ivy: Silent Scream)

Christian Slade (Writer and Artist of Korgi)

Michael Duron (Writer/Artist of Sugar Boogarz)

James Haick (Writer to Solar Flare)

James Pruett (Writer to Mindbender, Black Mist, Apparition)

Richard Rivera (Writer to Stabbity Bunny, Wild Bull & Chipper, Storm Pirates)

Walter Ostlie ( Writer/Artist of Shiver Bureau and Cubicles)

Joel Carroll (Writer/Artist of Cuttle and Chirp, Artist to Li’l Sonja)

Stephanie Stalvey (Writer/Artist of Jupiter Mile Posse)

Luis Diaz (Writer/Artist of Boss Krang mini, Artist of Princess Arcana, Who Judges the Henchmen)

Sean Jewell (Writer of Princess Arcana and Who Judges the Henchmen)

Enzo Garza (Writer/Artist of Gutt Ghost and Sensation Boom)

Tyler Nereim (Writer of Saltwater)

– MORE GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

Be among the first 50 in attendance to receive a free Acme Comic Con grab bag! This special grab bag includes a comic, exclusive mini print and a chance to win a gift certificate between $5 and $25!

All in attendance will also have a chance to win prizes in our raffle including comics, collectibles and gift certificates! We’ll also have a special store wide sale in shop!

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Acme Superstore
905 E State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750
(407) 331-0433

NYC – John Wick #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu, Code Monkey Save World) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday December 1st at 6:00 PM to sign John Wick #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of John Wick #1 is mandatory; you may get up to 3 items signed. Choose wisely!

John Wick #1:

When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guide their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga? Here for the first time, read the thrilling origin story of John Wick, from ‘Planet Hulk’ writer Greg Pak and ‘Dark Horse Presents’ artist Giovanni Valletta.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

ON – Doomsday Clock #1 Release Party

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

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

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

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