IDW Brings Locke & Key Talent to Boston Comic Con 2013

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idw_bcc13For its first appearance at Boston Comic-Con, IDW Publishing will be bringing the talented creators of Locke & Key and their collaborators, as the celebrated series opens the door on its final chapter, Locke & Key: Alpha. Boston Comic-Con will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 3 – 4, and IDW will have some special surprises for the attendees!

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will be appearing together for the last time before Locke & Key comes to its climactic conclusion. Joining the series creators will be IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. Shane Leonard, the artist behind Locke & Key’s striking photo-variant covers, will also be in attendance alongside Israel Skelton, the Skelton Crew Studios mastermind behind IDW’s sellout Locke & Key replica keys. Skelton will be bringing a variety of keys including the very limited SDCC Shadow Key and select other works with him for sale at the Skelton Crew booth, next to IDW’s booth.

In addition to the Locke & Key gang, writer Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Thumbprint) and Hill’s newest collaborator Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland) will also be present for two huge signings with all these amazing creators in one place! The first signing will be held on Saturday from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and the next, Sunday from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. To help celebrate the tremendous signing C.P. Wilson III will be bringing some menacing prints with him from the new series Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland!

On Sunday August 4th a special Locke & Key panel will be held from 2:00pm – 2:45pm in the Waterfront Room featuring Hill, Rodriguez and Ryall as they reflect on the series and discuss the imminent harrowing future for the Lockes! A can’t-miss panel at a can’t-miss convention!

IDW is pleased to attend Boston Comic-Con, and looks forward to seeing you at the show!

Art Portfolio Reviews at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Boston Comic Con is happy to welcome back Mark Chiarello, Art Director for DC Comics, to our 2013 convention! Mark will sit for a limited number of portfolio reviews on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday August 3 from 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, and 4-5pm; and on Sunday August 4 from 11am-1pm.

Additionally, Chris Ryall, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, has also offered to sit for a one-hour art portfolio review each day of the show, on a first-come first-serve basis on Saturday August 3 from 1-2pm, and on Sunday August 4 from 1-2pm.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Dan Didio, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Phil Jimenez, Barry Kitson, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, James O’Barr, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

MEDIA guests include Kristin Bauer, Laurie Holden, Dean O’Gorman, Adrian Turner, and Billy West!

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Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

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 rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

Boston Comic Con Hosts Costume Contest at Faneuil Hall

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Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, and Newbury Comics are teaming up for the first pre-convention Boston Comic Con Costume Contest, being held at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  The contest will raise awareness and excitement about Boston Comic Con’s upcoming two-day comic book Convention to be held August 3-4 at Seaport World Trade Center.

Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Super Hero, comic book character, and beyond (all costumes should be family friendly).  The contest will kick off with a “Costume Parade” around Quincy Market, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort (Boston Comic Con will also host its annual Costume Contest “Cosplay” during the Convention on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center)

*Prizes*

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded.  1st place winner will receive a two, two-day passes to Boston Comic Con ($80 value) and a limited-edition T-shirt (priceless) 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort.  3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics.

WHEN:   Wednesday, July 31, 2013

11:45 a.m  – 1 p.m.

 

Costume contestants will be asked to arrive at Dick’s Last Resort at 11:45 a.m. to check in and register.  The parade will begin shortly after 12 p.m. and the final winners will be announced at 12:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.  However, space is limited and contestants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.  Adults and children of all ages are welcome to compete!

JUDGING:   Judges will include representatives from Newbury Comics at Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace  and Boston Comic Con.

 

WHERE: Dick’s Last Resort

4 North Market Street
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA

For general inquiries please call 617-646-1066

About Newbury Comics

Newbury Comics, a longtime exhibitor at Boston Comic Con, will be located at the Boston Comic Con Exhibition area in the Seaport World Trade Center.  Newbury Comics will be giving out free promotional items at Boston Comic Con so stop by and visit their booth !  Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall Marketplace store is located in the North Market building and is one of 28 stores all based in New England.  Newbury Comics is independently owned and operated by its original founder for more than 30 years and specializes in music, movies and pop culture goods.

About Dick’s Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Dick’s is located in the Historic Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.  It’s just a napkin’s throw away from the Harbor and the Boston Aquarium. Stop by and let yer hair down, enjoy some grub or toss back a few cold ones on our rockin’ patio.  It’s all in fun at Dick’s in Boston, so come see why Dick has been infamous since the rowdy times began in 1993.

About Boston Comic Con

The 7th Annual Boston Comic Con on Aug. 3-4 at the Seaport World Trade Center features celebrity appearances by Laurie Holden of “The Walking Dead,” Kristen Bauer of “True Blood,” and actors Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman of “The Hobbit,” as well as The Artist Alley with over 200 well-known and local guest comic book creators and comic book merchants from across the Northeast. Boston Comic Con also features a two-day film festival which will showcase feature and short films from local and national independent filmmakers on Saturday and zombie themed films on Sunday, a costume contest hosted by ‘Cosplay ‘ favorite, Yaya Han, and a two-day Magic The Gathering tournament.

Additionally, on Saturday night Aug 3, from 5pm to 7pm, Boston Comic Con will feature a Comic Book Art Auction which will donate a portion of its proceeds to The Boston One Fund, in support of Boston Marathon victims and to the Mike Wieringo Scholarship Fund for aspiring comic book artists studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Billy West Comes to Boston Comic Con 2013

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Boston Comic Con is excited to welcome voice actor Billy West to the convention on August 3-4, 2013 at the Seaport Trade Center!! Billy is best known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry, Prof. Farnsworth, and Dr. Zoidberg on the cartoon Futurama. In addition he is the voices of Ren & Stimpy, the iconic Red M&M, and many, many more!! Billy West appears courtesy of Image Meet & Greet.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Kristin Bauer, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Dan Didio, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Dean O’Gorman, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Adrian Turner, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

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Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

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 rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

Hobbit Stars Journey into Boston Comic Con 2013

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Actors Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman, who play the dwarves Kili and Fili respectively in The Hobbit movies, appear at Boston Comic Con on August 3-4, 2013 to meet their fans and sign autographs! We are ecstatic to bring these popular stars to the US for a rare appearance! Autographs are $40 each.

Aidan Turner is an Irish actor best known in the US for playing the vampire John Mitchell in the original BBC supernatural drama Being Human. His television career began with a guest appearance on The Tudors and led to roles on Desperate Romantics and The Clinic. He will soon appear as Luke Garroway in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones feature film, due to be released in July 2013.

Dean O’Gorman has played several roles in his native New Zealand including appearances on Hercules and Xena.  Plus he starred as Iolaus opposite Ryan Gosling in Young Hercules. Additionally he has made multiple guest appearances on several television shows including The Cult, Go Girls, and Legend of the Seeker, and currently plays the role of Anders Johnson in New Zealand fantasy series The Almighty Johnsons.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Kristin Bauer, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Dan Didio, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

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 rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

True Blood Star Bites Into Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is excited to welcome Kristin Bauer of the hit HBO TV series True Blood to the rescheduled show on August 3-4, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center! Kristin, a main cast member of the show, plays the part of the vampire Pam. Kristin is also known for her role as Maleficent in the hit ABC TV series Once Upon a Time. She will be on hand both days of the convention to sign autographs and meet her fans! Details on signing schedule, prices, etc to be announced.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

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 rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

Locke & Key Team Appears at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Boston Comic Con is thrilled to welcome Locke & Key creators writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez for a rare joint appearance at the rescheduled convention on August 3-4, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center! Also appearing will be IDW publisher Chris Ryall to celebrate the final issues of the popular and critically-acclaimed horror series.

Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

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 rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

Boston Comic Con 2013 Rescheduled for August 3rd-4th

 

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con thanks all our fans who supported us by demonstrating the highest degree of patience and  understanding imaginable during a very challenging time for all of us. And we want to reward you, our fans, by putting on an even bigger and better show than originally planned! The new, rescheduled date will be AUGUST 3-4, 2013!!

We’re moving! The Seaport World Trade Center is the new home of Boston Comic Con! It features more parking as well as access to the Silver Line on Boston’s historic waterfront.

We have reconfirmed our major comic book creator guests (who have all been wonderfully supportive of us).  Let’s welcome back… George Perez, Mike Mignola, Mark Bagley, Bill Willingham, Tony Daniel, Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale, Steve Niles, Colleen Doran, Aaron Lopresti, Don Rosa, William Stout, Amy Reeder, David Mack, Mike Choi, and Joe Eisma!  And we’re still re-confirming!

And guess what… we are adding even more guests as the support for Boston Comic Con keeps pouring in from comic book creators all over the country. Let’s give a Boston welcome to… Dan Didio, Phil Jimenez, Brian Azzarello, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Cully Hamner, Barry Kitson, Paul Gulacy, James O’Barr, Howard Chaykin, and Michael Golden! That’s just the beginning. Keep an eye open as more guests join us leading up to the show.

We are also in the process of re-confirming our media guests and adding new ones as well.  Be patient, as it takes a little bit more time to re-book celebrities (welcome to Hollywood).  We’ll keep you posted.

We will of course continue with our great programming events like the Boston Comic Con costume contest, film festival, gaming, and charity art auction.

As a reminder, advance tickets purchased online for the original show date will be GOOD for the rescheduled show.  And if for any reason you can’t make it to the show in August, please submit a refund request through Eventbrite and you will be refunded. You will have until August 1, 2013 to do so. Keep watching our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more info as we grow the guest list between now and then. More details on the website: bostoncomiccon.com

Scene on the Web Weekly: April 22-28, 2013

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Boston Artists Sign at Comicazi on Saturday April 20th

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Tim Sale, Agnes Garbowska, Tim Seeley, David Mack, Don Rosa, and any other artists we can rope in are doing a signing at Comicazi in Davis Square Saturday April 20th from 11am till 4pm!! With the catastrophic cancellation of Boston Comic Con several artists wanted to reach out to area fans and give them a piece of what was taken away! We’ll have the My Little Pony Boston Comic Con variant cover on sale as well as Tim Sale’s epic Captain America con exclusive t-shirt!! Please come check it out!!

**JUST ADDED** Ming Doyle and Erica Henderson!!

Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

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