Marvel Returns To C2E2 with Signings, Panels & More

April 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

MARVEL RETURNS TO C2E2 WITH SIGNINGS, PANELS AND MORE!

“This weekend, Marvel is taking Chicago by storm! And you won’t want to miss what we’ve got in-store for fans as we’re packing this year’s convention with wall-to-wall fan service including signings, panels, stage events and more! Heading to the show? Make sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) to get in on the action and excitement all weekend long.

Want to get the inside scoop on all of the can’t-miss Marvel news? What about the lowdown on some of the summer’s most anticipated upcoming books like INFINITY WARS and EXTERMINATION? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup, chock full of breaking news and unforgettable moments! Bring a camera, you never know who might show up! Plus, don’t miss all the exciting events happening at the Marvel Booth all weekend long including signings, giveaways (while supplies last), costume contests and more!

That’s not all! This year’s show features appearances from the celebrated artists of Marvel’s 2018 Young Guns program, including Aaron Kuder, Javier Garron, Marco Checchetto, Mike Del Mundo and Pepe Larraz. Learn more about what it takes to be a Young Gun at the Marvel: Young Guns panel, and don’t miss their Marvel booth signing where attendees will be able to snag an exclusive litho!

Plus, don’t miss an all-star line-up of some your favorite Marvel creators! Swing by the Marvel booth for scheduled appearances by Jay Anacleto, Rachelle Rosenberg, Christina Strain, Tana Ford, Stacey Lee, Joe Quinones, Robbie Thompson, Marc Laming, Alitha E. Martinez, Humberto Ramos, Brian Level, Mark Waid, Ashley Witter, Khary Randolph, Ryan Stegman, Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, Marcus To, Mark Brooks, Annie Wu, Christopher Priest and Jim Zub! Check Marvel’s signing schedule for details on their signing times.”

SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 1pm – 2pm: JAY ANACLETO / RACHELLE ROSENBERG / CHRISTINA STRAIN
  • 2pm – 3pm: TANA FORD / STACEY LEE / JOE QUINONES / ROBBIE THOMPSON
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL YOUNG GUNS 2018 SIGNING (MARCO CHECCHETTO / MIKE DEL MUNDO / JAVIER GARRÓN / AARON KUDER / PEPE LARRAZ)

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARC LAMING / ALITHA E. MARTINEZ / HUMBERTO RAMOS
  • 1pm – 2pm: MARCO CHECCHETTO / BRIAN LEVEL / MARK WAID / ASHLEY WITTER
  • 2pm – 3pm: MIKE DEL MUNDO / KHARY RANDOLPH / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 4pm– 5pm: JASON AARON / AARON KUDER / JORGE MOLINA / MARCUS TO

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARK BROOKS / ANNIE WU
  • 1pm – 2pm: JASON AARON / JAVIER GARRÓN / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 2pm – 3pm: PEPE LARRAZ / CHRISTOPHER PRIEST / JIM ZUB

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.

BOOTH SCHEDULE: BOOTH #327

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 11am – 11:30am: “HUNT FOR WOLVERINE” COSPLAY MEET-UP AND CONTEST WITH CHARLES SOULE
  • 1pm – 3pm: MARVEL COSPLAY PHOTO OP
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 3pm – 4pm: MARVEL COSTUME CONTEST – See Marvel.com/C2E2costumecontest for full terms and conditions
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 10am – 11am: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 11:30am – 11:45am: NEW BEGINNINGS with E.I.C. C.B. CEBULSKI
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice. Giveaways available while supplies last.

PANEL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 6TH

  • MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S401)

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH

  • MARVEL: HOUSE OF IDEAS (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: MEET THE NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF with C.B. CEBULSKI (2:45pm– 3:45pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: YOUNG GUNS PANEL (4pm – 5pm, Room S401)

SUNDAY APRIL 8TH

  • MARVEL: TRUE BELIEVERS PANEL** (12:15pm – 1:15pm, Room S401)

NOTE: This panel requires Marvel Mastercard or Marvel Mastercard invitation, current Marvel Unlimited Plus membership or emailed RSVP confirmation for entry.

  • MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S404)

MN – Action Comics #1000 Signing

Action Comics/Superman superstar creator Dan Jurgens will be signing copies of the historic Action Comics #1000 at Comic Book College on Wednesday, April 18th 2018 from 4:00 till 7:00 PM.

Dan Jurgens is an accomplished writer and artist who both writes and draws the adventures of the comic book industry’s most legendary characters. His storytelling talents have breathed life into the most noteworthy properties from DC Comics, Marvel Comics and more. Dan has also created numerous characters that have become enduring staples in their fictional universes while stretching to other media as well.

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Comic Book College
4632 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-2309

FL – FCBD 2018: Famous Faces & Funnies Signing

Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fray, Avengers) and Matt Santorelli (Green Lanterns, New Super-Man, Superwoman) appear at Famous Faces and Funnies on Saturday, May 5th for Free Comic Book Day!!

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Famous Faces and Funnies
3020 New Haven Avenue W, West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 259-3575

Heroes Con 2018 Adds More Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Michael Golden, Joelle Jones, Jim Mahfood, Jeremy Bastian, Andy Runton, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

JIM AMASH | Alter Ego magazine, Jughead, Sonic Universe, Archie and Friends
JEREMY BASTIAN Cursed Pirate Girl, The Guild: Tink, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
TERESA R DAVIDSON Sonic the Hedgehog, Archie
NAOMI FRANQUIZ | Misfit City, Bitch Planet, Power & Magic
MICHAEL GOLDEN | The Nam, Punisher, Micronauts
N STEVEN HARRIS | Wildstorm: Michael Cray, Solarman, Watson and Holmes, Aztek
JOËLLE JONES | Batman, Supergirl, Lady Killer, Mockingbird, Helheim
JACKIE LEWIS | Merry Men, Play Ball, Lion of Rora
JIM MAHFOOD | Grrl Scouts, Tank Girl, Visual Funk: the Psychedelic Adult Coloring Book
ANDY RUNTON | Owly
UKO SMITH | Heavy Metal, FX2
LARRY WATTS | Amy of Darkness, Evil Dead 2, Robyn Hood

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

More Guests Added to HeroesCon 2018

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Mark Bagley, Mike Henderson, Dustin Harbin, Kathryn Hudson, Ted Naifeh, Brett Parson, Shawn Pryor, Ben Sears, Rich Tommaso, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

MARK BAGLEY | Spider-Man, Venom, X-Men, Avengers
WES BROOKS | Undead Speed Equipment, Grim Riders
PATY COCKRUM | SATURDAY ONLY | The Cat, Nightcrawler
PATRICK DEAN | FLUKE, Big Deal Comics & Stories
DUSTIN HARBIN | BEHOLD! The Dinosaurs, DIARY COMICS, DHARBIN!
MIKE HENDERSON | Nailbiter, Illuminati, Secret Wars
KATHRYN HUDSON | Trolls, Character Designer at Warner Brothers, Floyd County Productions
TED NAIFEH | Heroines, Courtney Crumrin, Polly and the Pirates
ROBERT NEWSOME | Atomic Elbow, FLUKE
BRETT PARSON | Tank Girl, New Romancers
SHAWN PRYOR | Cash & Carrie, Kentucky Kaiju, F.O.R.C.E.
BEN SEARS The Ideal Copy, Volcano Trash, Night Air, Double+
MARLIN SHOOP LARP!, Grimm’s Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends
RICH TOMMASO | She Wolf, Dark Corridor, The Horror Of Collier County, Clover Honey

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

HeroesCon 2018 Announces Further Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Chad Bowers, Wes Craig, Nick Filardi, Todd Johnson, Tom Palmer, Jim Rugg, Chris Sims, Joe Staton, Larry Stroman, Babs Tarr, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

CHAD BOWERS | Youngblood, X-Men ’92, Down Set Fight!
WES CRAIG | Deadly Class, Blackhand Comics, Guardians of the Galaxy
NICK FILARDI | Powers, Heartthrob, Deadpool 2099
TODD JOHNSON | Tribe
TOM PALMER | Star Wars, Avengers, X-Men, Daredevil, Tomb of Dracula, Kick-Ass
JIM RUGG | Street Angel, Supermag, Afrodisiac
CHRIS SIMS | X-Men ’92, Down Set Fight!, Swordquest
JOE STATON | Green Lantern, E-Man, Dick Tracy, Scooby Doo
LARRY STROMAN | Tribe, X-Factor, Alien Legion, Incidentals
BABS TARR MotorCrush, Batgirl

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Announces 1st Guests

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced their first guests for this year’s show, to be held on September 14-16, 2018! Tickets are on sale now.

The Kingslayer is Coming to the Queen City

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his role as Jaime Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will be making a rare U.S. convention appearance and attending all three days of the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Nikolaj’s many film credits in numerous genre include Gods of Egypt, The Other Woman, Oblivion, Mama, and Black Hawk Down.

Get your admission passes to meet Nikolaj, who will be on hand for autographs and photo-ops will the fans throughout the weekend.

Cobie Smulders Makes Her First Trip to Cincinnati

Fans can now tell their family and friends “How I Met Cobie Smulders” when they see her at the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo! Following her big break of nine seasons on How I Met Your Mother, Cobie is currently cast as Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Between portraying Agent Hill in The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cobie has appeared in other projects, such as The Lego Movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Meet Cobie on Saturday and Sunday to get an autograph and photo-op at the Expo this September.

Guest Thomas Grummett Kickoffs the Artist Lineup

Comic artist Tom Grummett will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo. Grummett’s work with both DC and Marvel is recognized in The New Titans, The Adventures of Superman, Superboy, The Power Company, Robin, and Thunderbolts. Following those projects, Grummett was an artist working with writer Chris Claremont on 2009’s and 2010’s X-Men Forever comic series.

Cincinnati Comic Expo Welcomes Guest Artist Rick Leonardi

The lineup of comic guests at the Expo continues to grow with the addition of Rick Leonardi. Rick has a long career with Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel working on numerous titles including Cloak and Dagger, The Uncanny X-Men, The New Mutants, Nightwing, Batgirl, Superman, and others. In addition, Rick is known for his work on Star Wars: General Grievous and Superman Returns Prequel, which tied in with the featured films.

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

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.

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018 Programming Schedule

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018 has announced their programming schedule for next weekend’s convention on February 17-18th! Highlights include a spotlight on Don McGregor, Strangers Things’ Joe Keery, a trivia showdown with Mark Waid, animation legend Andrea Romano, and an examination of the Black Panther’s big screen debut.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

COMICS, COMICS, COMICS! (ROOM 103AB)

11:00am – 12:00pm
Geeks Got Your Back

Anti-harassment has become a hot topic within the geek community over the last several years. Whether it is anti-harassment policies or grassroots awareness (such as Cosplay Is Not Consent), more and more geeks are looking for ways to make the geek community a better place to everyone. Come join us as we discuss ways in which we can all just be a little more excellent to each other.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
King of the Jungle: Don McGregor Spotlight

Acclaimed writer Don McGregor, whose groundbreaking work on Black Panther including titles such as JUNGLE ACTION lead to him be one of the inspirations for the current hit Marvel movie. McGregor makes a rare West Coast appearance as LBCE’s first ever Guest of Honor. This spotlight panel explores more than just his Panther work, including SABRE (one of the first-ever graphic novels), RAGAMUFFINS, DETECTIVES, INC., ZORRO, JAMES BOND, and NATHANIEL DUSK!

1:00pm- 2:00pm
Fanbase Press Presents: The Impact of Latinx Creators and Readers on Comics

QUINCE is a 15-issue comics series (being released in English and Spanish) about a teenager who discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera. COMADRES Y COMICS is a podcast hosted by three Latina women hoping to highlight the role that Latinos have in the comic book industry as creators, consumers, and fans. Join QUINCE creator Sebastian Kadlecik and COMADRES Y COMICS hosts Kristen Parraz, Sara Bazan, and Jennifer Lopez; and journalist/creator Jennifer de Guzman for a discussion and Q&A session moderated by Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief).

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Juicy Ink: Tori Gedvillas Spotlight

An independent illustrator who loves to spread happiness and inspire future artists through her work, Tori Gedvillas has published over 150 videos to YouTube, and amassed a following of over 240,000 on Instagram and 160,000 on YouTube. Working across a wide variety of mediums, Tori uses YouTube and Instagram to share her work and the joy her art-school education has brought her. Discover this unique talent in Tori’s first Long Beach appearance.

3:00pm – 4:00pm
We Are HUMANOIDS: A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Legendary publisher Humanoids comes to Long Beach Comic Expo for the first time ever! Kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of Humanoids’ first publication in the U.S. and learn about the exciting plans we have for the future. New imprints! New creators! New Year! All attendees will be entered into an exclusive raffle for a chance to win free Limited Hardcover editions of some of the hottest Humanoids titles. Moebius? Jodorowsky? How can you resist? The panel will also feature a portfolio review for aspiring creators. Ask yourself… are you a “Humanoid”?

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Shelfing Yourself – Adventures in Self-publishing

Join comics entrepreneurs Buddy Scalera, Dean Haspiel, Barbara Randall Kesel and Neo Edmund for an insider’s view of the joys and perils of making your own books!

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Fanbase Press Presents: Swords, Sandals, Sorcery, and Other Worlds in Comics

A look at the “sword and sandal” genre of stories (once called “peplums”) that was a huge part of popular culture in the 1950s and ’60s – inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman mythologies – and has been reinvigorated in the modern day by the addition of sorcery and other-worldly settings. Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany is joined by creators and experts to discuss the history of the genre and explore its legacy in stories that entertain comic book readers today.

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Modern Horror: Stories that Go Bump in the Night

For over half a century, horror comics have told smart, scary, darkly witty stories by some of the best creators in the business. Now some of those creators – including Guest of Honor Don McGregor, HIGH MOON’s David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, and writer Shannon Eric Denton (THE X-FILES)– take part in a ghastly discussion of a genre that includes ATTACK ON TITAN, THE WALKING DEAD, HELLBOY, and more! It might just give you nightmares! Parental discretion is advised.

MAIN STAGE (ROOM 104A)

10:00am – 11:00am
STRANGER THINGS’ Joe Keery VIP Event

An exclusive Q&A event with Long Beach Comic Expo special guest Joe Keery (STRANGER THINGS). *VIP ticket required*

11:00am – 12:00pm
Cosplay Comedy

Cosplay Comedy is a unique comedy show where stand-ups perform their sets in costume and in-character! See your favorite heroes and villains say all the hilarious things you WISH they’d say in pulp and on the screen. Quite possibly the nerdiest and most distinctive comedy show in LA! Featuring some of the geekiest comics from the Los Angeles comedy scene!

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bat in the Sun Presents!

Take part in a live Q&A with the cast and crew of Bat in the Sun as they talk about upcoming projects including SUPER POWER BEAT DOWN and NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Plus-Size Cosplay: Helpful Do’s and Don’ts

Learn about proper costume fitting, design, and styles for plus-sized cosplayers, including poses that better work for plus-size people and how to flash up designs and costumes to hide embarrassing areas. We’ll be talking about the overall cosplay designs for all types of larger-sized cosplayers.

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Rise of the On-Screen Black Superhero

Are BLACK PANTHER and BLACK LIGHTNING the new normal or just a momentary trend? And what about other races and ethnicities and the “white washing” seen in recent superhero and science-fiction movies? Join writers Matt Wayne (CANNON BUSTERS), Evan Narcisse (RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER, io9), and Marc Bernardin (CASTLE ROCK, co-host of FATMAN ON BATMAN) in a thought-provoking panel led by journalist Jennifer de Guzman.

3:00pm- 4:00pm
Andrea Romano: Director of a Thousand Voices

An interactive panel with legendary voice and casting director Andrea Romano, an eight-time Emmy Award winner whose decades-long career includes BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, THE LEGEND OF KORRA, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, TEEN TITANS, PINKY AND THE BRAIN, and more!

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ask Mark Waid EVERYTHING

More than just a trivia panel, more than just a spotlight… or is it both? Award-winning comics writer Mark Waid (ARCHIE, AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, KINGDOM COME, THE FLASH, SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT, and more) will answer any question, from obscure Silver Age Superman trivia to “where do you get your ideas?”

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Am I Allowed To Like ANYTHING? Loving What You Love in the Golden Age of Geek

For fans of superheroes, science fiction, animation, and cosplay, it’s a golden age. But hand-in-hand with geek domination of the popular arts has come a very hostile environment for being openly enthusiastic about your favorite things. You thought JUSTICE LEAGUE was better than THOR: RAGNAROK? Can’t wait to see a Quentin Tarantino STAR TREK? Like Superman better without the red shorts? Join writers and artists (and fellow fans) Mark Waid, Marc Bernardin, Ramon Gil, and Logan Lubera for a guilt-free celebration of the things LBCE and its attendees love most.

7:00pm
Cosplay Contest!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

COMICS, COMICS, COMICS! (ROOM 103AB)

11:00am – 12:00pm
Hey! Kids’ Comics!

The creators of some of today’s best-known comics for kids (of all ages) take part in a memorable LBCE panel. MY LITTLE PONY’s Tony Fleecs, recent Eisner Award nominee Norm Harper (RIKKI), and Director of Programming Ivan Cohen (TEEN TITANS GO!) talk about telling stories for some of comics’ most hard-to-please readers.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
BLACK PANTHER: The Writers’ Room

With the release of BLACK PANTHER the week before Long Beach Comic Expo bringing the King of Wakanda to new prominence, we’ve gathered some of the character’s top writers – Expo Guest of Honor Don McGregor (JUNGLE ACTION and the new BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL), CREED co-screenwriter Aaron Covington (BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING), and Evan Narcisse (RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER) – to talk about the excitement and challenges of telling stories of a character whose prominence and presence have gone beyond comics alone.

1:00pm- 2:00pm
To the Stars! Science Fiction

Creators with one foot in both worlds discuss the differences between creating science fiction for comic book projects and other media. With Barbara Randall Kesel, Marc Bernardin, Jennifer DeGuzman, Cecil Castellucci, and David Gallaher.

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Storytelling on the Page

The breakthrough panel from last year’s New Jersey Comic Expo makes its Long Beach debut! Top comic artists work from the same script to demonstrate – in real time – how to break down a comic book story. Gain new insights into how to both write and draw a page from beginning to end. Artists Scott Koblish (DEADPOOL), Drew Johnson (WONDER WOMAN, MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: THE BLACK LAKE), and Steve Ellis (THE ONLY LIVING BOY) work from a script by Frank Tieri (HARLEY QUINN). Hosted by Buddy Scalera (DEADPOOL) of Comic Book School. Sponsored by Marvy/Uchida markers.

MAIN STAGE (ROOM 104A)

11:30am – 12:30pm
How to Get Started in Cosplay at 30, 40, or 50 Years Old

How do I get started in this great hobby? How do I find my character? Where do I find supplies? Steve Gonzales is a 60-year-old cosplayer who has won many awards for his cosplay and wants to share his experience as an older adult starting and creating cosplays and having fun!

12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Webcomics Advocates Present: The Webcomics Gathering

Join a group of experienced web-comics creators – including Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK, WAR CRY) – as they celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics! Any webcomic creators in the audience will get thirty seconds to promote their comic to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Politics and Pop Culture

How do politics and popular culture depend on each other? An in-depth discussion explores political satire, comedy sketches, and the world of politics and explores what the interconnections mean for government and pop culture going forward.

2:30pm- 3:30pm
Fanbase Press Presents: STAR WARS: Themes of Legacy

Long ago on a desert planet far, far away, audiences were first introduced to Luke Skywalker and the Jedi legacy that had been passed down through generations. This hero’s journey and its long-lasting impact have resonated with audiences on a grand scale over the past forty years in movies, television, books, comics, and more. Writers from the STAR WARS universe – among them Cecil Castellucci (MOVING TARGET: A PRINCESS LEIA ADVENTURE), legendary artist Michael Golden (who also wrote the recent STAR WARS #38), Chris Thorne (TOPPS’ STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI TRADING CARDS) and Kevin Wetmore (EMPIRE TRIUMPHANT: RACE, RELIGION AND REBELLION IN THE STAR WARS FILMS) – join Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michelle Brittany for a wide-ranging discussion.

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Cosplay Is not Consent

A panel led by sex-educator Michelle LaBelle featuring burlesque performer Tas Deville, cosplayer The Lady Kaylah, and cosplayer and fashion designer Arilith. This panel will discuss proper personal etiquette while at a convention interacting with cosplayers as well as covering consent awareness/protocol and understanding for all humans out in their personal lives. The world is changing: learn how to support your friends and be part of the solution and not the problem. *Trigger Warning* topics covered will be thorough and potentially graphic.

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Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production.

Visit our website for more information: longbeachcomicexpo.com

HeroesCon 2018 Announces Initial Guest List

Press Release:

HeroesCon 2018 will be held on June 15-17, 2018! We are still confirming guests and updating our website! New guests are added to the list semi-weekly! Get your tickets for the America’s Favorite COMIC Convention today!

2018 Guest List includes:

DAVE AIKINS | SpongeBob, Dora and Friends, Zombies!!!
MATTHEW ALLISON | Cankor Comics
ALEAH BAKER Sonic Universe, Mega Man
ANDY BELANGER Southern Cross, Vampirella, WWE
ANDY BENNETT | Vampire: the Masquerade, The Phantom, Kolchak the Night Stalker 
TAMRA BONVILLAIN | Doom Patrol, Wayward, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
CHUCK BROWN Choosing Sides, BitterRoot, Femme Magnifique
ERIC CANETE | New Avengers: Luke Cage, Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man
BRYCE CARLSON | Editor at Boom Studios, Hit 1955,1957
RICHARD CASE | Spider-Man, Doom Patrol, Hunter: The Age of Magic, Annie Ammo
MICHAEL CHO | Batwoman, Shoplifter, DC/Marvel Cover Artist
RYAN CODY | Doc Unknown, Monstrous, The Phantom 
AARON CONLEY | Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, GI JOE 
JAMIE COSLEY Cody the Cavalier, Star Wars Insider
CREATUREBOX | Ratchet & Clank, 9 lives (Spider Kitty), The MONSTER VOLUME
SHAWN CRYSTAL | Mother Panic, Arkham Manor, Scarlet Witch
MARC DEERING | Mother Panic, Arkham Manor, Scarlet Witch
VANESA DEL REY Redlands, Scarlet Witch, Hit 1955, 1957 
ERYK DONOVAN Memetic, Cognetic, Eugenic, Quantum Teens Are Go 
EVAN DORKIN Blackwood, The Eltingville Club, Beasts of Burden, Milk & Cheese, Dork!
SARAH DYER Calla Cthulhu, DC Nation, Beasts of Burden, Action Girl Comics, MAD
IAN FLYNN | Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cosmo
JOSÉ LUÍS GARCIA-LÓPEZ | Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Deadman, Twilight, Atari Force
SCOTT GODLEWSKI | Superman, Batwoman, Copperhead
GENE GONZALES | DC Comics Licensing Artist, Iron Man 2 Cards, Diary of Night
J GONZO La Mano Del Destino
SANFORD GREENE | Power Man & Iron Fist, Runaways, Rotten Apple, Deadpool
ADAM GUZOWSKI | Nailbiter, TMNT Color Classics, Great Divide
JOHN HAIRSTON JR. | 1962: The Age of Marvels
MARCUS HAMILTON | FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY Dennis the Menace
CULLY HAMNER | The Question, Red, Batman
BO HAMPTON | The Once And Future Tarzan, Batman, 3 Devils?
SCOTT HAMPTON | American Gods, Hellboy: Sleeping and the Dead, Batman, Sandman
DUSTIN HARBIN | BEHOLD! The Dinosaurs, DIARY COMICS, DHARBIN!
TONY HARRIS | Blood Blister, Starman, JSA, Ex Machina
ANDY HIRSCH | The Baker Street Peculiars, Varmints, Garfield
NEAL HOLMAN | Archer, Frisky Dingo, Science!, Redline, Sealab2021 
JASON HORN | Aw Yeah Comics, Ninjasaur, Gruff
TINI HOWARD | Assassinistas, Hack/Slash, Rick and Morty
BRIAN HURTT | The Damned, The Sixth Gun, Table Titans
KLAUS JANSON | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Daredevil, Spider-Man
JUSTIN JORDAN Luther Strode, Spread, The Family Trade, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern
MATT KINDT | Dept. H, Mind MGMT, X-O Manowar
HOPE LARSON | Batgirl, Goldie Vance, Compass South & Knife’s Edge, A Wrinkle in Time
JASON LATOUR | Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen, Loose Ends, Black Cloud
MINDY LEE | Bounty 
MEGAN LEVENS Angel City, Spell on Wheels, Star Trek
BILL MCKAY Zombie Tramp, Dollface, Vampblade
BOB MCLEOD | New Mutants, Spider-Man, Kraven’s Last Hunt
KEVIN MELLON Archer, Suicide Sisters, Heart, Lovestruck
DAN MENDOZA Zombie Tramp, Dollface, Sad Girl Psycho Baby
JASON MOORE Spook House, Batman Haunted Gotham, The Crusades, Evil Ernie Destroyer
MARK MORALES Avengers, Spider-Man/Deadpool, Invincible
CARY NORD | Conan, X-O Manowar, Eternal Warrior, Mutant X, Daredevil
KEVIN NOWLAN | Dr Strange, Batman, Hellboy, Man-Thing
DAN PANOSIAN | Slots, John Tiffany, Batwing, All Star Western
BRITTANY PEER | TMNTU Karai’s Path, Misfit City, Jonesy
JOE PEKAR | Grimm Fairy Tales, Brandi Bare, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
RAMÓN PÉREZ | Hawkeye, Tale of Sand, Spider-Man
ED PISKOR | Hip Hop Family Tree, X-Men: Grand Designs, Wizzywig, American Splendor: Our Movie Year
JOE PRADO | Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Aquaman, Justice League, Superman
ROD REIS | Damnation, Secret Empire, C.O.W.L., Hadrian’s Wall
MATTHEW ROBERTS Manifest Destiny, Battle Pope: Mayhem
ANDREW ROBINSON | The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star, Batman, Winter Soldier
ROBSON ROCHA | Green Lanterns, Justice League vs Suicide Squad, Supergirl
ROBBI RODRIGUEZ Spider-Gwen, Frankie Get Your Gun, FBP, Uncanny X-Force 
DON ROSA | The Life and Times of Uncle Scrooge, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories
MATT SANTORELLI | DC Rebirth, Superwoman, New Super-Man
MATTEO SCALERA | Black Science, Dead Body Road, Ghosted, Hulk, Avengers
DECLAN SHALVEY | Injection, Moon Knight, Deadpool vs Old Man Logan
EVAN “DOC” SHANER | Superman, Future Quest, Flash Gordon, Shazam
HOYT SILVA | Adventures in Crime, Operation: Nemesis, Quatermain: Ghosts of the Nzadi 
KATIE SKELLY | My Pretty Vampire, Twisted Romance, Nurse Nurse, Operation Margarine
ANDY SMITH | Demi-God, Thanos, X-Men, Stormwatch, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
DOMO STANTON | Starbrand & Nightmask, Prez, Deadpool, Chozen
BRIAN STELFREEZE | Black Panther, Day Men, Wednesday Comics, Batman
SARAH STERN | Zodiac Starforce, Goldie Vance, Cindersong
MARCIO TAKARA | All-New Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Armor Wars, Batman
JOHN TIMMS | Harley Quinn
WILFREDO TORRES | Legion, Jupiter’s Circle, The Shadow: Year One, Lobster Johnson, Aliens
LEE WEEKS Batman, Superman, Daredevil, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man
JOEY WEISER | Mermin, Spongebob Squarepants
KELLY WILLIAMS | Metaphase, Creepy, This Nightmare Kills Fascists
ROBERT WILSON IV Heartthrob, Bitch Planet, Laser Joan, Knuckleheads
TRACY YARDLEY Sonic the Hedgehog, Cosmo, The Adventures of Galaxy Man and Cosmic Girl

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HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

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