Baltimore Comic Con Welcomes Back Conner, Cooke, Palmiotti & Tieri in 2015

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Press Release:

Come to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for the 16th annual Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center! We are excited to welcome to our show returning guests Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Frank Tieri.

Working in the comics industry since the late 1980s, Amanda Conner got her start working for major publishers like Marvel Comics on Solo Avengers and Excalibur, and Archie Comics on Archie and The Adventures of Bayou Billy. As her career progressed, she worked for a number of noteworthy titles at smaller comics companies, including Soulsearchers and Company for Claypool and Vengeance of Vampirella at Harris. She has since had an extensive illustration career, both in and out of comics, and her latest industry work can be seen on DC Comics’ Convergence and Convergence: Action Comics covers, and on Harley Quinn, where she is providing both art and writing (with her husband, Jimmy Palmiotti).

Last with us in 2008, Darwyn Cooke made his mark in the comics industry after working in animation such notable series as Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond. His initial success at DC Comics on the graphic novel Batman: Ego parlayed into further work on Marvel’s X-Force, Wolverine/Doop, and Spider-Man’s Tangled Web. He later went on to work on such noteworthy titles as DC’s Just Imagine…, Detective Comics, DC: The New Frontier, and Solo. More recently, Cooke has been the cartoonist behind IDW’s Richard Stark’s Parker series of graphic novels as well as work on a number of DC’s Before Watchmen series and variant covers for Action Comics, Convergence, and Harley Quinn.

aconner-redsonjaJimmy Palmiotti is renowned in the comics industry as a writer, artist, and editor. Originally working as an inker, he has since gone on to contribute to major titles and runs at comic companies large and small. He co-founded Event Comics in the mid-1990s, where he worked on titles such as Ash and Painkiller Jane. He later moved to Marvel Comics, working on the launch of their Marvel Knights line with the “Guardian Devil” storyline in Daredevil. In addition to co-writing DC Comics’ Harley Quinn with his wife, Amanda Conner, he also writes their Batwing: Future’s End and Star Spangled War Stories featuring G.I. Zombie (both with writing partner Justin Gray), and BOOM! Studios’ Palmiotti & Brady’s The Big Con Job.

Writer Frank Tieri has established a strong voice in the comics industry, working for many publishers and injecting his unique style along with amusing references to popular culture . He has contributed to a broad range of titles across many publishers, including Marvel’s Iron Man, Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man, and Punisher: Noir, DC’s Batman, Detective Comics, Hawkman, and Grifter, Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja: The Black Tower, and Top Cow’s The Darkness. His latest work can be found in DC Comics’ Convergence: Suicide Squad, Convergence: Justice League, and Arkham Manor: Endgame, and Marvel’s AXIS: Revolutions.

“It’s been too long since we’ve seen Darwyn, and we missed Amanda and Jimmy last year,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Along with Frank, this is another fantastic group of talented creators that our fans clamor for, and we’re so pleased they’re returning! ”

balti15This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Seth Kushner (Schmuck); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); 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); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Mark Waid (Daredevil); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever).

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.

NYC – Ufology #1 Signing

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James Tynion IV and Noah J. Yuenkel appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm for a signing of Ufology #1 and Batman Eternal #52!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

Billy Dee Williams Appears at Star Wars Celebration 2015

Billy-Dee-WilliamsPress Release:

Well hello, what have we here? Actor Billy Dee Williams will be appearing at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim next month. The actor who portrayed Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be greeting fans and signing autographs in the Celebration Autograph Hall presented by Official Pix, and is also scheduled for the Celebration stage with host James Arnold Taylor.

Hollywood icon Billy Dee Williams was an exceptional addition to the cast of heroes in the Star Wars universe, backed by his powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in the films Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues. Appearing in both Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Williams brought the iconic character Lando Calrissian to life on the big screen.

Williams’ career includes roles in the films Undercover Brother, Nighthawks, Bingo Long, Batman, and Bryan’s Song. He’s been nominated for the Emmy and Independent Spirit Awards, and been presented the TV Land and Image Awards for his performances. In the world of television Williams has appeared on Dynasty, Lost, NCIS, Night Shift, and GLEE to name just a few. He has voiced Lando Calrissian in video games, television specials, and in Star Wars: Rebels.

An accomplished artist and author, Williams has been nominated for a Guggenheim Award and won an Hallgarten Award, an honor in the art world.

ON – Southern Cross #1 Signing

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Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy) and Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare) appear at The Silver Snail on Saturday March 21st at 8:00 PM to sign the first issue of SOUTHERN CROSS from Image Comics!

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The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
416-593-0889

QC – Southern Cross Launch Party

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Creators Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger, and Serge Lapointe appear at Le Bar Ritz PDB on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm for the launch of SOUTHERN CROSS! They will be on hand signing copies (available for sale on site) as well as a Q&A session.

As well as a Dj set from SABRINA SABOTAGE

FREE ENTRANCE.

Bar Le “Ritz” PDB
179 Rue Jean Talon O, Montreal, QC H2R 2X2
(514) 570-7585

NS – An Evening with Kevin Smith

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After a sold out show in 2011, Kevin Smith returns to the Spatz Theatre (Citadel High School, 1855 Trollope Street) in Halifax, NS on Sunday, March 22.

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, Smith has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films. Prior to the Q&A we invite you to say #WalrusYes and join us for a screening of TUSK on the big screen!

About TUSK
Released in 2014, TUSK was written and directed by Smith and stars Justin Long as podcaster Wallace Bryton, who goes missing while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe (Michael Parks) in Manitoba. Bryton’s best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) and girlfriend Allison (Genesis Rodriguez) team up with an ex-cop (Ralph Garman) to look for him in this comedy horror. Johnny Depp also makes an appearance in the film as Guy Lapointe alongside his daughter Lily-Rose Depp and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith.

Tickets at the link!

WA – Neal Adams Signing

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Golden Age Collectables is proud to bring Comics Legend Neal Adams to our store Wednesday, March 25th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for an exclusive meet, greet, and autograph session being held before his appearance at Emerald City Comicon 2015. First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each). Don’t have anything to get signed? Neal will have portfolios, art prints, books and sketches available for purchase!

Who is Neal Adams? For over 50 years, Neal Adams has been a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal is currently working on a Superman Series for DC Comics.

Neal can create a one-of-a-kind commissioned piece of artwork JUST FOR YOU! Email Jason for details at adams@nealadams.com or call him at 212-869-4170!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet the one and only Neal Adams at Golden Age Collectables, Wednesday, March 25th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm! Contact Tony at Golden Age Collectables for more details by calling 206-622-9799.

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Golden Age Collectables
1501 Pike Pl Market, #401 Lower Level, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-9799

FL – Ink Slappin Signing

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Artist Steve Scott appears at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday, March 14th starting at 11:00 am to sign, sketch and talk with fans. We will be holding a raffle to give away a VERY limited collectible done by Steve Scott himself! For each print or copy of “Ink Slappin” purchased from Steve, you will receive a ticket for entry into the drawing. ALSO, for every $25 spent at the store, you will receive an additional entry! The piece will be given away at the end of the day and you don’t have to be present to win!

As an additional BONUS, Steve has agreed to GIVE AWAY FREE BATMAN HEAD SKETCHES for the first 2 hours he is at the store!

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3 Alarm Comics
3960 West Navy Blvd #14, Pensacola, FL 35207
(850) 356-6421

FL – Deathstroke Signing

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Writer/artist Tony Daniel appears at Epic Comics on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM! His work has appeared in the pages of Action Comics: Superman, Teen Titans, Hawkman, Batman (with Grant Morrison), Detective Comics, Superman/Wonder Woman, and recently relaunching the return of Slade Wilson in the pages of Deathstroke!

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Epic Comics
570 N Alafaya Trl, Building C, suite 106, Orlando, FL 32828
407-730-3742

NYC – Chrononauts #1 Signing

chrononautsMeet artist/writer Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) at the Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm for an event to commemorate the launch of his new series written by superstar writer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Kick-Ass), Chrononauts! Sean will also talk about his awesome apprenticeship project launched on Kickstarter in which he enlisted six art students to apprentice their work and help create Cafe Racer! As a bonus, a FREE GIVEAWAY will be included at the event where you can also purchase prints of Sean’s original artwork and get them signed during the event!

Chrononauts #1: From MARK MILLAR and SEAN GORDON MURPHY comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.

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Kinokuniya
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
212-869-1700

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