Boston Comic Con Returns in August 2014

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Boston Comic Con has announced its initial details for next year’s convention! Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 show, the 2014 convention will again be held in August at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s historic waterfront. The promoters have added an additional day to the convention which is scheduled to run Friday August 8th till Sunday August 10th. Joining the festivities this year is an all-star list of comic creators including: Rafael Albuquerque, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Mike Kunkel, Jorge Molina, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Carlos Pacheco, Ramón Pérez, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and many more! Additionally, the first media guests have been announced: Torchwood’s Eve Myles and Spike himself, James Marsters! More will be added over the coming months so be sure to follow Boston Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website! Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

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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. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th 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!

Scene on the Web Weekly: August 5-11, 2013

Emerald City Comicon gets Stephen Amell, NYCC gets JMS (and lots more), Wizard World Chicago starts, and Boston Comic Con wraps up.


Scott Snyder Hosts Bat-Panel at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Comics superstar Scott Snyder will host a surprise Batman panel on Sunday August 4th at 4:00 pm in the Beacon Hall room! Come prepared to ask your questions about the Court of Owls, Death of the Family, The Black Mirror,  Gates of Gotham, and the current storyline Zero Year, a retelling of Bruce Wayne’s early days as Batman. In addition to the New 52 Batman title Scott also writes the mini-series Superman: Unchained and his Vertigo series American Vampire and The Wake. He has previously written Swamp Thing, Detective Comics, and more.  

This is a last minute addition to the schedule so please spread the word!

Additionally Scott will appear on the DC Comics panel on Saturday August 3rd at 3:00pm in the Waterfront room with Dan Didio, Tony Daniel, and Aaron Lopresti. Otherwise find him at his table in Artist Alley AAW40 & 41 from 11:00-1:30 and 4:30-7:00 on Saturday and 11:00-1:00 and 2:00-4:00 on Sunday!

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!

Artist Alley Listings for Boston Comic Con 2013

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BOSTON COMIC CON returns on AUGUST 3-4 at new venue the SEAPORT TRADE CENTER. And here’s what is going on for all you fans…

Comic Creator Guests: George Perez, Mike Mignola, Neal Adams, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Scott Snyder, Mark Bagley, Bill Willingham, Brian Azzarello, Nate Bellegarde, Buzz, Tony Daniel, Jim Calafiore, Howard Chaykin, Mark Chiarello, Mike Choi, Dan Didio, Ming Doyle, Joe Eisma, Agnes Garbowska, Michael Golden, Keron Grant, Paul Gulacy, Cully Hamner, Phil Jimenez, Dave Johnson, Barry Kitson, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, James O’Barr, David Petersen, Brandon Peterson, Joe Quinones, Khary Randolph, Tom Raney, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Chris Ryall, Paul Ryan, Tim Sale, Alex Saviuk, Brian Stelfreeze, William Stout, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Arthur Suydam, Dexter Vines, Lee Weeks, Maris Wicks, Charles Paul Wilson III, Dean Yeagle, Chrissie Zullo, and hundreds more in the BCC Artist’s Alley.

Celebrity Guests: The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden, True Blood’s Kristin Bauer, The Hobbit’s Aidan Turner & Dean O’Gorman, and Futurama’s Billy West.

Events: Free sketches by Arthur Suydam, Artist Portfolio Reviews by Mark Chiarello of DC Comics and Chris Ryall of IDW Publishing, Original Art Auction, Costume Contest, Magic The Gathering Tournament, Film Festival, Panels, Celebrity Photo Ops, and live entertainment.

Vendors: Vendors from all over the country selling new and old comic books, toys, posters, and all your favorite collectibles.

Plus this year’s limited edition Boston Comic Con 2013 T-Shirt designed exclusively for the show by Tim Sale, and the limited edition My Little Pony Variant Comic Book designed exclusively for the show by Agnes Garbowska and IDW Publishing. Tim, Agnes, and IDW will all be on hand at the show!

Tickets are available online at the Boston Comic Con website or at the door the both days of the show.

ARTIST ALLEY LISTING:

Table ARTIST
AA201 Adams, Neal
AA221 Adams, Neal
AA222 Adams, Neal
AA223 Adams, Neal
AA224 Adams, Neal
AA225 Adams, Neal
AA136 Ally-Seals, Ian
AAW43 Almond, Bob
AA434 Amaru, George
AAW18 Ambruson, S.E.
AA218 Andrew, Roger
AA155 Archer, Kent
AAW24 Aucoin, Matt
AA318 Azzarello, Brian
AA403 Bagley, Mark
AA841 Barnes, Brenton, Stemmier, Egnet
AA342 Barnes, EJ Slater, Mark Co-drowned Town Press
AAW28 Barrett, Noah
AA232 Barrows, Brandon
AA205 Baselice, Brandon
AA349 Battalene, Stefanie
AA630 Bellegarde, Nate
AA317 Bessette, Matt Matt Bessette Co-1725 Studios
AA313 Beaudoin, Janella Mele J Mele Art
AA348 Boehm, Ellen – Fanartica
AA737 Boucher, Amanda
AAW09 Boveri, John / Zack Rezendes
AA737 Bresnahan, Kate / Amanda Boucher
AA738 Browne, Ryan
AA734 Brunelle, Richard – The Fat Squad
AA852 Buchner, Chris – Comic Book Artist Guild
AAW17 Budd, Dennis
AAW05a Burns, Jeff Super Knocked Up
AA202 Buzz
AA443 CAH Nickelsen, Destiny
AA130 Cain, Anne Anne Cain Co-Anne Cain Studio Mia
AA137 Calderon, JD
AAW08 Calafiore, Jim
AA213 Capobianco, Chris
AA142 Cardnal, John / Andy Driscoll / Mike Doherty / Andrew Houle / Michael
AA520 Carlson, Erik
AA220 Casey, Jason
AA156 Cavalear, Lisa
AA647 Chamberlain, Tim – Our Valued Customers
AA844 Chaykin, Howard
AA215 Chiarello, Mark
AA303 Choi, Mike
AA204 Clabaugh, Rich
AA304 Cook, Ashley
AA305 Cormack, Alex
AA134 Costello, Sam
AA143 Crockett, Michael/ John Cardinal / Andy Driscoll / Mike Doherty /Andrew Houle
AA432 Cuonzo, Frank M.
AA308 Dahl, Josh – Rapid City
AAW27 Daley, Rich
AA139 D’Angelo, Gina
AA227 Daniel, Tony
AA257 Davidson, Pat
AA237 Daxberger, Joe
AA842 Daxiong
AA843 Daxiong
AA256 Deering, Rachel
AA252 Del Col, Anthony – Kill Shakespeare
AA239 Dellagatta, Joseph
AA643 Demarjin, Haig – ZombieBomb
AAW32 Dimasi
AAW33 Dunfield, Megan
AA132 Derocher, Brad
AA829 DeSantis, Jeffrey
AA147 Diaz-Dickson, Paloma
AA742 Didio, Dan
AAW10 Dinnall, Olivia
AA144 Doherty, Mike / John Cardinal / Andy Driscoll / Andrew Houle
AA203 Dooney, Michael
AA632 Doran, Collen
AA326 Doyle, Ming
AA143 Driscoll, Andy Crockett
AA147 Dubrevil, Ellen Beall
AA251 Duda, Joseph / Wil Woods – Musetap
AA514 Dumo, Rob – Musetap
AA404 Dycus, Josh
AA405 Dycus, Josh
AAW16 Eaton, Kevin
AAW16 Edge, Andrew
AA841 Egnet, Kyle
AA241 Ehnot, Chris
AAW12 Einhaus, Kurt
AA425 Eisma, Joe
AA236 Elliot, Dave
AA240 Ellis, Mike – Pieces of Eights
AA206 Endres, Joe
AA729 Enslin, R. Craig – Robert Quill, Artist for Hire
AA733 Everston, William – Kalicorp Art Mysteries
AAw30 Faerber, Logan
AA247 Falkenburg, Joshua – Severed Head Comics
AA249 Farrar, Crystal
AA306 Feliciano, Cesar
AA644 Ferreira, David – Montserrat
AA448 Fetcher, Mat
AA249 Fine, Rebecca – Bexx Fine
AA332 Finn, Tim
AA827 Fire Exit
AA828 Fire Exit
AAW42 Fish, Andy
AA235 Fisher, GE
AA731 Flint, Brian
AAW24 Foltz, Holly / Jose Luis Olivares / Mo Oh / Jesse Lonergan / Matt Aucoin
AAW39 Forbes, Jack
AA210 Ford, Tina / Jason Gerstein
AAW22 Frankel, Mark
AA335 Gerstein, Jason / Keith Gleason – Reckless Sidekick Productions
AA312 Giallonga, Zack
AA334 Gleason, Keith
AA444 Golden, Christopher
AA726 Golden, Michael
AA429 Gordon, Michael / Laurence Hastings – New Legend Productions
AA138 Gosselin, Karen
AA226 Govar, Daniel
AA310 Grabowska, Agnes Scott Greb Co-Super Granny
AA636 Grant, Keron
AA154 Greb, Scott
AAW34 Greene, Zak – ZG Creations
AA157 Grifkin, Tonya
AA209 Gubicza, Brian
AA209 Gubicza, Jen
AA208 Gugliotti, Chris
AA637 Gulacy, Paul
AA254 Guzzo, Laura
AA435 Hahner, Douglas / Karen Hallion – Gray Haven Comics
AA410 Haley, TJ / Joe Dort / Halsey Warren / Leon
AA337 Hallion, Karen
AA406 Halsey Warren, Paige
AA219 Hamilton, Scott
AA439 Hamner, Cully
AA244 Hampton, Bo / Kelsey Hartsell – The Rubonic Plague
AA233 Hansche, Nicole
AA741 Hartsell, Kelsey
AA429 Hastings, Laurence
AA644 Hazen, Blyth – Montserrat
AAW05b Healy, Phil
AAW05 Hebert, Alan / Chris Hebert – HB Comics
AA328 Henderson, Erica
AA420 Hill, Joe
AA421 Hill, Joe
AA248 Hodgdon, Corey
AA748 Holly-Rosing, Madeleine
AA212 Holt, Christopher
AA142 Houle, Andrew
AA745 Huddleston, Terry / Erin Humiston – Run the Risk Comics
AA746 Huddleston, Terry
AA315 Humiston, Erin
AA228 Hunt, Ken
AA739 Hutchinsin, Eric
AA415 IDW
AA416 IDW
AA417 IDW
AA418 IDW
AA832 Inezian, Armand
AA305 James, Tyler
AA442 Jean, Nicole Marie
AA428 Jimenez, Phil
AAW37 Jimenez, Sandy
AA319 Johnson, Dave
AAW22 Jones, Joshua LA.
AA411 Kaboom Fredrick, Vince
AA412 Kaboom
AA413 Kaboom
AA414 Kaboom
AAW30 Kelley, Patt / Logan Faerber
AA831 Kelly, Brett
AAW15 Kennedy, Jay
AA231 Khanna, Daniel
AAW11 Killen, Bill
AA749 King, Hannibal
AAW44 Kitson, Barry / Aaron Kovalcsik – Monkey Chow
AA649 Kompan, Onrie
AA757 Kovalcsik, Aaron
AA840 Lagos, Arlene
AA311 Lamb, Braden / Shelli Paroline
AAW10 Lane, Linda / Olivia Dinnall – Lazer Lady Publishing
AA853 Lanouette, Donald U – Create Comics
AA854 Lanouette, Donald U – Create Comics
AA149 Lanz, Sandra
AAW26 La Palombara III, Louie
AA343 Leamy, Cathy – Metrokitty
AA150 Leblanc, David
AA519 Lee, Norman
AAW06 Leibelman, Leo
AAW07 Leibelman, Leo
AA406 Leon, Pablo
AA214 Lilly, Mike
AA238 Lolar, Joel
AA747 Lomas, Max
AAW24 Lonergan, Jesse
AA642 Lopresti, Aaron
AA408 Lovulo, Andrew
AA835 Luciano, Paul – Lanthan Mice
AA629 Mack, David
AA230 Maclean, Andrew
AA245 Mahan, Dave
AA206 Marquez, Jesus
AA432 Martino, Joe / Frank M. Cuonzo / Rob X. Roman – JGM Comics
AA131 Mathias, Donald – Panizles
AAW14 Maurizo, Richard
AA208 May, Jason / Juli Mayers / Kendra Saunders
AA856 Maydak, Mike
AA333 Mayers, Juli
AA345 Mazur, Dan – Boston Comic rRoundtable
AA346 Mazur, Dan – Ninth Art
AA153 McCormack, Clay
AA234 McCulllogh, Rhinnon
AA633 McGuinness, Ed
AA634 McGuinness, Ed
AA213 McLaughlin, Sean
AA211 McMenemy, Michael
AA845 Metcaff, Jason
AA445 Mignola, Mike
AA446 Mignola, Mike
AA643 Miller, Adam – ZombieBomb
AA756 Miller, Gregory
AA238 Miller, Riam
AAW20 Minor, Melissa – Radiant Grey
AA855 Mockaviak, Nick
AA645 Monserrat College of Art
AA645 Monserrat College of Art
AA730 Montinero, Scott
AA217 Moore, Lindsay
AA339 Moore, Terry
AAW29 Moutafis, Greg
AA307 Mulvey, Joe
AA145 Musto, Jackie – Kay and P Comics
AAW17 Newbold, David
AA146 Newirth, Jack / Will Wiggins
AA255 Ng, Elisa – Espressions Design
AAW15 Nichols, Ian / Jay Kennedy – Fat Cat Funnies
AA443 Nickelsen, Destiny
AA338 Niles, Steve
AA409 Norden, Amanda
AA728 O’Barr, James
AA740 O’Callaghan,Art
AAW31 O’Connor, George – Homeless Comics
AAW25 Oh, Mo
AAW25 Oliveras, Jose / Luis Holly Foltz / Mo Oh / Jesse Lonergan / Matt Aucoin
AA736 Palach, Kristin
AA648 Palazzo, Nicholas
AA250 Paolucci, Rob
AA311 Paroline, Shelli
AA140 Pelligrino, Rich
AA347 Peloquin, Justin
AA133 Pereira, Theresa
AA639 Perez, George
AA640 Perez, George
AA627 Peterson, Brandon / Stacey Lee Philips / Richard Lopez Ortiz
AA423 Peterson, David
AA216 Philips, Stacey Lee
AA148 Post, Leslie
AA151 Pratt, Tina
AA628 Purcell, Jack Quinn/Elliot
AAW39 Purkiss, Devon / Jack Forbes
AA236 Quinn, David
AA441 Quinn, Tracey Lee / Wilson Ramos / Eric Rivera
AA329 Quinones, Joe
AA314 Ramos, Wilson
AA515 Randolph, Khary
AA744 Raney, Tom
AA129 Ratcliffe, Eric – New Comic Day
AA327 Reeder, Amy
AAW09 Rezendes, Zack
AA449 Richard, Sara
AA141 Richmond, Landon – Know No Truth
AAW38 Rinaldi, Joel
AA314 Rivera, Eric
AA344 Roberge, Michelle – Saucy Miscreants
AA836 Roche, Darren
AA419 Rodriguez, Gabriel
AA436 Roll, Brian – Odyssey Art
AA433 Roman, Rob / Joe Martino / Frank M. Cuonzo / Rob X. Roman – JGM Comics
AA243 Rosa, Don
AA516 Rousseau, Craig
AA510 Ruttan, Andrew
AA510 Ruttan, Kevin
AA743 Ryall, Chris
AA641 Ryan, Paul
AA301 Sale, Tim
AA302 Sale, Tim
AAW36 Salvucci, Richard
AA846 Sanchez, Alex
AAW21 Sapountzis, Alex – Wayward Raven
AA732 Sardinha, Rick
AA333 Saunders, Kendra
AA242 Saviuk, Alex
AA431 Savory, Zeke
AA430 Schmalke, Josepg
AA830 Schultz, Erica – M3 The Comic
AA638 Schultz, Jeff
AA750 Schulz IV, Carl A
AA237 Sedani, Tony / Joe Daxberger
AA213 Seminara, Chris
AA341 Sharkey, Ryan – The New England Institute of Art
AA401 Shedd, Blair
AAW13 Silver, Tamsin
AA422 Skelton, Israel
AA342 Slater, Mark
AA437 Smith, Edward
AA847 Smith, Emily
AA309 Snider, David – Method Comix
AA447 Sniegoski, Thomas
AAW40 Snyder, Scott
AAW41 Snyder, Scott
AA839 Soares, Everett
AA839 Soares, Susan
AA438 Spay, Anthony
AA831 Squires, Alex / Brett Kelly – Opinions May Vary
AA851 St. Pierre, Joe
AA838 Steffan, Melinda
AA626 Stelfreeze, Brian
AA841 Stemmier, Ryan
AA152 Stevenson, Kristin
AA850 Stewart. Yale
AA126 Stout, William / Joshua Stulman – Israel Defense Comics
AA127 Stout, William
AA755 Stulman, Joshua
AAW01 Suydam, Arthur
AAW02 Suydam, Arthur
AAW02 Suydam, Arthur
AAW03 Suydam, Arthur
AAW04 Suydam, Arthur
AA246 Sylar, Matthew – Soda Poodle
AA833 Syphax, Jonathon – Masmedia Studios
AA751 Talbot, Eric – Requiem Designs
AA735 Taylor, Andrew – Potential
AA848 Theriault, Ron
AA440 Tieri, Frank
AA340 Townsend, Tim
AA331 Trang , Randall
AA754 Turnbull, Jack – Jack Turnbull Studios
AA450 Uminga, Chris
AA207 Vega, Estevan
AA635 Vines, Dexter
AAW23 Vinton Jr., Peter
AA837 Walko, Bill
AA350 Watson, Chris
AA229 Wauchope Scott
AA834 Weeks, Danelle – D.Bishop Hashtag the Planet
AA631 Weeks, Lee
AA336 West, Liss
AA330 Wicks, Maris
AA316 Wiggins, Will
AA407 Wilde, Scott
AA427 Willingham, Bill
AA424 Wilson, CP III
AA253 Wilson, Will – Ordinary Bill
AA135 Winnik, Javier Cruz
AA727 Witterstater, Renee
AA752 Wong, David
AA753 Wong, David
AA646 Wood, Aaron – Aaron Wood Design
AAW35 Wood, Jennie Johns
AA437 Woodall, Rich / Edward Smith
AA849 Woods, Ted
AA402 Woodward, JK
AA518 Wieringo, Matt
AA517 Yates, Kelly
AA826 YAYA Han
AA827 YAYA Han
AA128 Yeagle, Dean
AA747 Yi, Earl
AAW35 Yuskatis, John / Jennie Wood Johns – Boots and Pups
AAW19 Zaremba, Meghan
AA511 Zenescope
AA512 Zenescope
AA513 Zenescope
AA509 Zotos, Tom
AA426 Zullo, Chrissie

IDW Brings Locke & Key Talent to Boston Comic Con 2013

Press Release:

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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pictured: Mark Chiarello

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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Press Release:

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!

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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!

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!

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