February 1, 2015 by Colin Solan
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Boston Comic Con has announced their initial guestlist for the 2015 convention. As always, the best and brightest stars of the comic industry. Some of the comic creators making their first Boston Con appearance are: Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Laura Martin, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joshua Williamson!
Plus many guests are coming back for a return appearance like Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Frank Cho, Brian Azzarello, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Joe Prado, and Dave Johnson!
And the first media guest is Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his breakout role as The Penguin on Gotham! More guests will be announced in the coming months.
Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.
If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center). To book your hotel room, call the Seaport reservations desk at 617-385-5000 and ask for The Boston Comic Con attendee rate. Hotel rooms at the official Boston Comic Con hotel sell out quickly.
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Jeff Parker signs at Bridge City Comics on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public.
Bridge City Comics will have copies of Meteor Men available for purchase at this event! Meteor Men writer Jeff Parker is a local Portlander and will be in attendance to sign your copies! We will also have a limited number of copies signed by artist Sandy Jarrell available!
Refreshments will be served free of charge.
About Meteor Men:
On a summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more–the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (AQUAMAN, HULK) and artist Sandy Jarrell (BATMAN 66) comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
*UPDATE* Super Exciting News! Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire of the new Moon Knight are going to Join Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case for next Wednesday’s Batman 66 signing. That’s Batman and Moon Knight together under one roof!!!
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
Jeff Parker signs at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!
Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! Come meet writer JEFF PARKER (Hulk, Venom, X-Men & more!) and find out what’s in store next for the Campiest Caped Crusader of them all!
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case, and Mike Allred sign at Bridge City Comics on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public.
Bridge City Comics will have copies of Batman ’66 #1 available for purchase for Jeff, Jonathan and Mike to sign, as well as a special limited variant edition of the comic. Refreshments will be served free of charge! Sketches will be at the discretion of the artists.
Also in attendance will be Batman! Noted Batman cosplayer Allan Quick will be available for photos at the event.
About Batman 66 #1:
Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them. In this first adventure, The Riddler’s out to steal some valuable artwork from under the noses of Gotham’s police. But Batman gets help from an unlikely source: a certain femme fatale dressed in feline finery! Written by Jeff Parker, interior artist Jonathan Case with covers by Mike Allred.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Join writer Jeff Parker on Wednesday May 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1, featuring work by Jeff Parker and Chris Samnee, plus stories by Jeff Lemire and the team of Justin Jordan and Riley Rossmo. 100% of the proceeds from this issue will be donated to Allout.org to support their fight for LGBT equality.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, and Dave Wilkins sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from noon until 3:00 pm!
Join us for an amazing Saturday Event at the Winnetka store, as we welcome the creative team on the brand new Star Wars LEGACY title from Dark Horse Comics, writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (Hulk, Agents of Atlas, Planet of the Apes) and writer Corinna Bechko (Heathentown, Planet of the Apes), plus the amazing cover artist for the issue, Dave Wilkins, whose prints have been a mainstay of our Gallery for years.
MUCH MORE details to come but we will have an EXCLUSIVE Variant and an EXCLUSIVE Print plus Gabriel Hardman will draw sketches for the first 20 people in line, so come early, trust me, Gabriel’s sketches are RIDICULOUS!!!
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
Writer Jeff Parker and artist Erika Moen sign at Bridge City Comics on Friday October 5, 2012 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Bucko HC Release Party on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be Bucko writer Jeff Parker and artist Erika Moen. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($19.99) during the event.
This event is 21+ and free to the public.
After discovering a dead body in an office bathroom, hungover job interviewee Rich “Bucko” Richardson becomes suspected of the murder. What he thinks is a quest to find the real killer turns into a weeklong romp through the wilds of Portland, Oregon, complete with bike-mounted cover bands, steampunk Makers, Juggalos, SuicideGirls, meth heads, so much absinthe, and an entire city made of books. After taking the Internet by storm, Jeff Parker and Erika Moen’s dirty, funny murder mystery is now the most hilarious book in comic shops!
About the Authors:
Jeff Parker is the writer of such wildly acclaimed comics as Agents of Atlas, X-Men First Class, Age of the Sentry, The Hood, Mysterius the Unfathomable and many, many others. He received an Eisner nomination for his graphic novel The Interman.
Erika Moen is a queer freelance cartoonist with a self-made degree from Pitzer College in Illustrated Storytelling. You can hire her for comics, illustration, storyboarding, character design, and all-purpose-arting.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227
Writer Jeff Parker signs at I Like Comics on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.
The latest team of “DARK AVENGERS,” formed by Norman Osborn in AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS, is taking over THUNDERBOLTS in June. Title and everything.
The series is continuing its original numbering, but with issue #175, it’s getting a new but familiar name — DARK AVENGERS — as Dark Scarlet Witch, Dark Spider-Man, Trickshot, Ragnarok and Skaar all join the book. But that doesn’t mean the end of Thunderbolts as you know it, as the creative team of writer Jeff Parker and artists Kev Walker and Declan Shalvey remain in place, as does Luke Cage at the center of it all.
Please join us in welcoming shop favorite Jeff Parker (Currently of THUNDERBOLTS and INCREDIBLE HULK) for the exclusive launch of DARK AVENGERS! Jeff Will be available for a meet-n-greet and for his always popular sketches & signature!
I Like Comics
2101 East 4th Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the annual event in which participating comic shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores, returns Saturday, May 5, and Things From Another World is where you’ll find all of the action! Doors open at 9 am at TFAW’s Portland, Milwaukie, and Beaverton stores. Make sure to stop by for special free comics–while supplies last–as well as amazing signings, big savings, and more. The comics retailer will also offer free comics online at TFAW.com.
“Free Comic Book Day is an opportunity for us to reach out to the community and offer entertainment the entire family can enjoy–and afford,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “This is a great event that we look forward to every year.”
TFAW has an incredible slate of comic book creators signing at their Portland and Beaverton locations, including several artists from this year’s official FCBD comics, like Ben Bates (Sonic the Hedgehog), Jonathan Case (The Guild), and Steve Lieber (Alabaster). Plus, meet Terry and Rachel Dodson (Uncanny X-Men), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Amy Mebberson (Strawberry Shortcake), Jeff Parker (Hulk), Chris Samnee (Captain America & Bucky), and the Witch Doctor team, Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner!
May 5 also kicks off TFAW’s astonishing Mega Sale, both in stores and online. Customers will save 50-70% on comics, graphic novels, toys, statues, and more. In stores, customers will also enjoy incredible savings on all back issues, including hundreds of issues new to each location.
As a special bonus, Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters from Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion will “patrol” at the Beaverton TFAW, while the pirates from PDX YAR will invade the Portland and Milwaukie locations–and demonstrate their sword-fighting skills. Get the complete schedule below, and see you May 5!
About Things From Another World:
Founded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comics, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at http://www.TFAW.com.
TFAW’S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SCHEDULE
ONLINE AT TFAW.COM:
Starting at 12:01 am PST: Customers will have at least two FCBD comics placed in their in-stock purchases, while supplies last.
PORTLAND TFAW, 4133 NE SANDY BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97214:
9:00 am: Doors open!
12:00-2:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
Jonathan Case – Artist for Dark Horse Comics’ The Guild FCBD book
Terry and Rachel Dodson – Artists for Uncanny X-Men and Defenders
Emi Lenox – Creator of EmiTown
Steve Lieber – Artist for Alabaster, featured in Dark Horse’s FCBD books
Jeff Parker – Writer for Hulk and Thunderbolts
Plus: The pirates of PDX YAR.
BEAVERTON TFAW, 4390 SW LLOYD AVE. BEAVERTON, OR 97005:
9:00 am: Doors open!
2:00-4:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
Ben Bates – Artist for Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog FCBD book
Amy Mebberson – Artist for Strawberry Shortcake and Muppets
Chris Samnee – Artist for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Serenity
Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner – Writer and artist for Witch Doctor
All day (while supplies last):
Free Starbucks coffee for customers starting at 9:30 am!
Demos and giveaways from Game Trader.
Free cookies from Subway.
Plus: Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters from Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion.
MILWAUKIE TFAW, 10977 SE MAIN ST. MILWAUKIE, OR 97222:
9:00 am: Doors open–enjoy free coffee from Spring Creek Coffee House, while supplies last!
10:00 am: Trackers Earth will demonstrate how to shoot a bow and arrow like Hawkeye! (Note: foam arrows only.)
12:00-4:00 pm: Live-action Heroclix.
All day: Kids’ art table.
Plus: The pirates of PDX YAR.