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  • Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Announces Initial Guests

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    The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to begin announcing guests for our 16th annual show, taking place September 25-27, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center! Making their BCC debut appearances in 2015 are Katie Cook, Jaime Hernandez, and Bart Sears, along with returning friend of the show, JG Jones.

    Writer/artist of the webcomic (and collected in trade paperbook format by Action Lab Entertainment) Gronk, Katie Cook has found herself writing and pencilling Marvel Comics characters, Fraggle Rock from Archaia, My Little Pony from IDW, and even Star Wars from Dark Horse Comics. You can pick up Volume 3 of Gronk: A Monster’s Story this April from Action Lab Entertainment.

    Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards winner Jaime Hernandez is one of the storied Hernandez Brothers, who have made their name as the creative force behind Love and Rockets, a multi-volume collection of writings and art from Jaime and his brothers Mario and Gilbert. Therein, Jaime crafted the tales of Maggie Chascarillo and Hopey Glass, characters with great depth and personality whose stories have been collected by Fantagraphics in Locas and Locas II: Maggie, Hopey & Ray.

    Bart Sears has accomplished much in his years working in the creative arts. His works have been published in every major comics publishers, many smaller press publishers, and he even had a running feature in Wizard Magazine on drawing instruction called “Brutes and Babes”. He designed action figures and packaging as Hasbro and ToyBiz, and has served in leadership roles in comics companies like CrossGen and his own Ominous Press. His recent work can be seen on covers for titles such as Valiant’s Rai, Dynamite Entertainment’s John Carter: Warlord of Mars and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Volume 2: West, and DC Comics’ Deathstroke.

    Making his return to the Inner Harbor, accomplished penciller, painter, and writer J.G. Jones has contributed his deft touch to a broad variety of titles and publishers. From Black Widow and Marvel Boy at Marvel Comics to Final Crisis and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia and all covers for 52 at DC Comics, as well as Wanted at Top Cow, his work stands out among his peers. His next work, Strange Fruit with writer Mark Waid is fully painted, and is scheduled to be released in July of 2015 from BOOM! Studios. You can find JG and Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan this weekend, March 1, 2015, at the Philadelphia Comic-Con — be sure to find Marc to discuss this year’s show!

    “We are so excited to welcome Katie, Jaime, and Bart to their first Baltimore show, and to have JG with us again,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re off to a great start for this year’s guests, and we are expecting big things this year, so stay tuned for more news!”

    This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Klaus Janson (Superman); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Seth Kushner (Schmuck); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); and Mark Waid (Daredevil).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

    IL – The Protectors Signing

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    Chicago Bear Israel Idonije appears at Chicago Comics, along with comic legends Ron Marz and Bart Sears, to promote the release of their new comic “The Protectors” at Chicago Comics on Wednesday April 23rd, from 6:00 till 7:30 PM!!

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    Chicago Comics
    3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 528-1983

    FL – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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    Comic book superstars including Paul Pelletier, Mike Perkins, Billy Tucci, Eric ‘EBAS’ Basaldua, Bart Sears, The Frazetta Girls, Jamie Jones, Scott Blair, Alexis Ziritt, Tony Kordos, Ozzy Fernandez, CAE Studios and many more of your favorite local artists appear at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

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    Heroes Haven
    4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
    813-269-8859

    Look Who’s Coming to MegaCon 2014…Comic Creators and Celebrities Announced

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    Press Release:

    ORLANDO MEGACON – Look What’s Happening

    MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the southeastern U.S., begins announcing guests for the 2014 show. MegaCon will take place March 21 -23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center Hall SB in the North/South Building in Orlando, FL.

    Confirmed comic book guests include:
    J. Scott Campbell, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Land, Michael Golden, Dennis Calero, George Pérez, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, Karl Story, Renee Witterstaetter, Billy Tucci (20th anniversary of Shi) and Brian Pulido (15th anniversary of Lady Death), Nick Bradshaw, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Digger, Bart Sears, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike McKone, Frank Tieri, Mike Mayhew, Chuck Dixon, Skottie Young

    Confirmed media guests include:
    Walking Dead – Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, David Morrissey, Beth Kinney, Sonequa Martin-Green
    Torchwood – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd
    Torchwood animated series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse – Eliza Dushku
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood – James Marsters
    Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Laura Vandervoort, Aaron Ashmore
    Napolean Dynamite – John Heder
    Battlestar Galactica – Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson, Anne Lockhart
    Star Wars – Peter Mayhew, Tom Kane
    Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson
    Star Trek, Big Bang Theory – Wil Wheaton;

    Voice Actors:
    Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Quinton Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rich Horvitz, Vic Mignogna, Jennifer Hale

    You won’t want to miss Comos

    First time ever official MegaCon Friday evening Dance for 18+ only
    Costume Contest – Drinks – Dancing
    Spectacular Laser show & visuals by Empire Visuals
    Nelson Flux – Evolv 3
    Hosted by Nick Wolfe
    $10 – Friday evening from 9pm – 11:30pm

    Introducing: The Ghost of the Robot Band with James Marsters – Saturday evening performance $20 in advance $25 at the door.

    Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

    Thanks to our sponsors: 101.1 WJRR, The am 740 Game, 104.1 Real Radio, Certified Guaranty Company, Central Florida Mensa, Students of the Unusual

    The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

    MegaCon 2014
    Orange County Convention Center
    Orlando, Florida
    March 21st – 23rd
    Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

    Hero Initiative to Breeze Into C2E2 2013 with John McCrea, Gene Ha, and Israel Idonije

    April 23, 2013 by  
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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative at Chicago’s C2E2

    With special guests John McCrea, Gene Ha and longtime Chicago Bear Israel Idonije

    HI C2E2 2013 Booth ScheduleLos Angeles (April 9, 2013) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, is breezing into the windy of Chicago to attend the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place.

    Hero will have an all-star lineup of guests including John McCrea, the artist on IDW Publishing’s Mars Attacks!series and Gene Ha, the acclaimed artist of Top 10.

    In addition, Hero Initiative is proud to have longtime Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije as he launches his new comic, The Protectors, from Athleta Comics. Idonije will be on hand with Protectors writer Ron Marz and artist Bart Sears for one hour on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Fans will need to purchase an autograph ticket at the Hero booth, #829 on the floor, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The $25 ticket gets you a limited edition, exclusive color image of Idonije in his trademark #71 jersey by Bart Sears. Idonije, Marz and Sears will be there to sign it, PLUS you can bring one additional item of your own to be signed by Idonije. There is a strict limit of ONE ticket per person. Don’t miss out!

    And Hero encourages fans to seek out the many creators on the show floor asking for donations to Hero Initiative for their signatures. Please check out Amanda Conner, Paul Cornell, Chris Giarrusso, Phil Hester, John Layman, Jay Leisten, Ron Marz, Paul Mounts, Mike Norton, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Norm Rapmund, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Joe Staton, Jill Thompson, Skottie Young, and Chrissie Zullo.

    Hero’s booth schedule at booth #829 is as follows:

    Friday, April 26 (con hours 1100-700):

    1130-130: John McCrea

    130-230: Peter Krause

    230-330: Gordon Purcell

    330-530: John McCrea

    530-700: Jim Brozman

     

    Saturday, April 27 (con hours 1000-700):

    1030-1200: Gene Ha

    1200-200: John McCrea

    200-300: Ron Marz, Bart Sears and Israel Idonije

    300-400: Gene Ha

    400-600: John McCrea

    600-700: Jim Brozman

     

    Sunday, April 28 (con hours 1000-500):

    1030-1230: John McCrea

    1230-200: Gene Ha

    200-400: John McCrea

     

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call626-676-6354.