Larry’s Comics Inviting Boston Area Vendors, Fans, and Creators to Impromptu Convention in Lowell, MA Tomorrow

April 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Massachusetts

Show Must Go On

Larry’s Comics in Lowell, MA is inviting everyone to an impromptu convention tomorrow. Free for vendors, fans, and creators:

Damn,

I just heard Boston Comic con is officially cancelled due to the manhunt for the Boston marathon bomber.

We should not allow terrorists to control our lives.

I will not allow these douche-bags to control mine.
Let’s have a fun day together & heal.
FREE for vendors.
FREE for fans.
FREE for creators.

Tomorrow in Lowell, MA I’m hosting an impromptu convention:

The show MUST go on in my building in Lowell, MA.

Tell the fans.
Use your Twitter & Facebook.

Tell the vendors.

Tell the creators.

I’ll be up all night.

We need tables & volunteers to shuttle creators from Boston.

Call me for more info.

603-944-1176

Boston Comic Con 2013 Postponed

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**UPDATE** Rescheduled for AUGUST 3-4, 2013!!

Press Release:

Due to the unfortunate events that have transpired here in Boston, a lock down has been put into effect until further notice causing the Hynes Convention Center to suspend all events. As such, the Boston Comic Con will be rescheduled to a date in the not too distant future. All people who purchased advanced tickets on line will have their tickets honored at the rescheduled show. If for some reason, you can not come to the show on that date, we will refund your ticket.

Please, we ask for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We appreciate your loyalty, and continued support for the Boston Comic Con. Unfortunately, this situation is beyond our control.

We stand with all Bostonians and hope that current events are resolved quickly and a degree of normalcy can be returned to our city.

Boston Comic Con 2013 to Continue as Scheduled

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Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that the convention will go on this weekend as scheduled! We hope to stand as an example of the resilience of Bostonians in the wake of this horrific tragedy. The many statements of solidarity we have received from fans and guests alike have been very encouraging. We will be donating a portion of the art auction proceeds to the Red Cross for the Boston Marathon victims relief effort. In light of the heightened security in the city we ask cosplayers to not bring prop weapons this weekend.

Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Mark Bagley, Nick Bradshaw, Lauren Cohan, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Jason David Frank, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, 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 40,000 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 Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

 

Super Inga Returns for Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Last year Boston Comic Con saw the explosive debut of ZombieBomb! Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGAgarnering rave reviews and selling out its first printing. Super Inga even won Best Independent Comic in the ComicCon costume contest!  The book was originally intended to be a “one off” title, but with that kind of enthusiastic response, calling it quits just wasn’t in the cards for Super Inga.

The ZombieBomb! crew reunites with Zombastic Publications to pick up where the first book left off.  Fans will be glad to know that artist/creator Haig Demarjian has carefully crafted a gripping tale that adds more wild characters and sets the stage for further adventures. Again, a stellar crew of guest artists pitch in, stuffing this book with a smorgasbord of killer visuals — stunning colors by Sara Robertson, and additional art by acclaimed West Coast underground skatepunk Chris “Tallboy” CoulonGeoff Mosher (of Mondo Chachi fame… and also Baron Nefarious in Die You Zombie Bastards!), Silver-Age veteran Gary John Reynolds as well as many more. Top it off with a to-die-for cover painting by award-winning illustrator David Ferriera, and a Boston Con exclusive variant cover by ZombieBomb!’s own Adam Miller.

The book debuts exclusively at Boston Comic Con, April 20 and 21.  Visit the Zombastic/ZombieBomb! booth to meet ZombieBomb! creator Adam Miller along with the man behind Super Inga, Haig Demarjian, infamous for his role in the creation of Die You Zombie Bastards!, the locally-made independent cult feature film that started it all.

Be one of the first to purchase the very special Golden Braid Edition which includes:

ZombieBomb! Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGA Volume 2 – a lavish, 32-page Collector’s Item issue packed with two stories and bonus pin-ups.

- PLUS! a BostonCon exclusive Limited Edition signed print by ZombieBomb! co-creator Adam Miller

- PLUS! an exclusive signed and numbered Limited Edition fold-out poster by Haig Demarjian

- PLUS! your official Golden Braid Brigade™ membership badge!

What a package!

This is ALL-NEW material available at BostonCon for THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE!

- AND… you’ll get special access to the bonecrunching Super Inga themesong by Mexican Ape-Lord!

Marvel Portfolio Reviews at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is happy to welcome Marvel Comics editor LAUREN SANKOVITCH to our 2013 show! She will be conducting portfolio reviews so artists should bring their most recent work to show off their skill. Artists are asked to drop off 8.5 x 11 photocopies of your work (NO originals) at the Information Booth to be eligible for a scheduled review slot.

Artists must also fill out an idea submission form at the time of dropping off. **No portfolio will be reviewed without a signed idea submission form** Click here to download a PDF.

Drop off times are as follows:

Saturday – drop off by 12:15PM for Saturday afternoon review. Scheduled times will be posted at the Information Booth no later than 1PM.

Sunday – drop off by 10:45AM on Sunday (can drop off on Saturday). Scheduled times will be posted at the Information Booth no later than 11:15AM.

She will also take part in the Marvel panel at 4pm and the Women in Comics panel at 6pm on Saturday.

Bio:
Lauren Sankovitch was once a great reader of comics. She now edits them. With gusto. Having worked on a range of titles from the Ultimate line of books to Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, Lauren is currently editing the Avengers family of books, Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Age of Ultron and the forthcoming Infinity.

SCHEDULE

Saturday April 20th
-10am – 12:15pm portfolio drop off at Information Booth for Saturday afternoon review slots. Lauren will pick a number of portfolios to review on Saturday and post a list shortly after the deadline. Everyone who is chosen will have an opportunity for a review.

-1:30pm – 3:30pm scheduled portfolio reviews

Sunday April 21st
-(From Saturday) to 10:45AM portfolio drop off at Information Booth for Sunday review slots. Lauren will pick a number of portfolios to review on Sunday and post a list shortly after the deadline. Everyone who is chosen will have an opportunity for a review.

-11:15am – 1:45pm scheduled portfolio reviews

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 40,000 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 Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Photo Ops with Walking Dead Star at Boston Comic Con 2013

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LAUREN COHAN of The Walking Dead TV show will be taking photos at Boston Comic Con 2013 with a limited number of fans SATURDAY ONLY of the convention (April 20th).

This exclusive event will be limited to only 60 people.

The cost is $80 for one photo taken with you and Lauren by a professional photographer.  Your personal photo will be printed out and autographed for you. Get tickets while they last.  This will set out quick!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

PHOTO OPS will take place on SATURDAY ONLY some time between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

This ticket does NOT include admission to The Boston Comic Con. Admission tickets are sold separately.

Lauren Cohan will also be autographing either one personal item or stock photo at the show for $40 on both Saturday and Sunday at their tables. This will be on a first come first serve basis. Tickets for this can NOT be purchased in advance.  In other words, ya gotta stand in line!

**UPDATE: Jon Bernthal has cancelled his appearance at Boston Comic Con**

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 40,000 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 Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Boston Comic Con 2013 Schedule

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Boston Comic Con has announced their schedule for the 2013 convention! This year’s show includes gaming, trivia contests, cosplay tutorials, concerts, and of course Q&A panels with some of the most talented comic creators in the industry plus media guests Jason David Frank (Power Rangers) and The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan! Panels are free with paid admission. Get tickets either at the door or online at the link!

SATURDAY APRIL 20TH

Main Lobby Panel Room

All Age Comics
12:00pm-12:45pm
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Andy Price

Power Ranger Q&A
1:00pm–1:45pm
Jason David Frank

How To Draw Like A Bad Ass
2:00pm–2:45pm
Frank Cho

DC Artists
3:00pm-3:45pm
Tony Daniel, Tom Raney, Aaron Lopresti

Marvel Artists
4:00pm-4:45pm
Carlos Pacheco, Mark Bagley, Mike Choi, Nick Bradshaw, Lauren Sankovitch

Writing Comics
5:00pm-5:45pm
Bill Willingham, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley

Female Creators
6:00pm-6:45pm
Amy Reeder, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Lauren Sankovitch

 

Panel Room 109

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
12:00pm-12:45pm
Trivia game about comics, sci-fi, TV, movies, etc.

Comics and Comics
2:00pm–2:45pm
Popular stand up comedy team showcases their Geek based humor

Nashville Superman
3:00pm–3:45pm
Country music singer, Allen Shervelle, sings songs about Superman

Panel Room 109

Meet The Legions
4:00pm-4:45pm
Star Wars 501st cosplay organization

Anime Trivia
5:00pm-5:45pm
Hosted by Isis Kain, The Anime Trivia Mistress

 

Panel Room 110

How to Create Suspense in Comics
12:00pm-12:45pm
Hosted by Neil Gibson, creator of the best selling UK based comic series Twisted Dark

So You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist
1:00pm–1:45pm
Former Dark Horse Comics editor, Phil Amara, as well as creators Jack Purcell, Erik Carlson, and more

Stop Waiting and Make Your Comic!
2:00pm–2:45pm
How to turn your ideas into reality with George Homeless

How to Pitch Your Comic to Publishers
3:00pm–3:45pm
Hosted by Anthony Del Col, co-creator of Kill Shakespeare

Star Wars Origami
4:00pm-4:45pm
Learn how to make Star Wars origami

Sell Your Comic To UnCreate Comics
5:00pm-5:45pm
Sell your comic to on-line publisher UnCreate Comics

Yaya Han: Costumes & Cosplay
6:00pm-6:45pm
Yaya shows you how to take cosplay to a whole new level

 

SUNDAY APRIL 21ST 

Main Lobby Panel Room

Kicking Monkeys
11:00am-11:45am
Bill Willingham and Frank Cho unveil their new project

Spotlight: Mike Mignola
12:00pm–12:45pm
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola

Spotlight: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
1:00pm–1:45pm
DC artists and writer Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Costume Contest
2:00pm-3:45pm
Hosted by cosplay favorite Yaya Han

Walking Dead Q&A
4:00pm-5:00pm
Lauren Cohan

**UPDATE: Jon Bernthal has cancelled his appearance at Boston Comic Con**

Panel Room 109

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
12:00pm-12:45pm
Trivia game about comics, sci-fi, TV, movies, etc.

Comics and Comics
2:00pm–2:45pm
Popular stand up comedy team showcases their Geek based humor

Nashville Superman
3:00pm–3:45pm
Country music singer, Allen Shervelle, sings songs about Superman

Meet The Legions
4:00pm-4:45pm
Star Wars 501st cosplay organization

Panel Room 110

Comic Art Auction
1:00pm-3:00pm

 

2013 GAMING SCHEDULE

Magic: the Gathering
Star City Games Invitational Qualifier

  • Date: Saturday April 20, 11am
  • Registration: April 20, 10am-11am
  • Entry: $25
  • Prize: Based on attendance

Magic: the Gathering
Gatecrash Sealed Deck Tournament

  • Date: Sunday April 21, 11am
  • Registration: April 21, 10am-11am
  • Entry: $25
  • Prize: Based on attendance

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Booster Draft

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prizes: 8-4 pack prizes

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Win-a-box

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prize: Booster box for winner

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Standard and Modern

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prize: TBD

Magic: the Gathering
4-Player Commander

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 21 & 22, as filled
  • Entry: $5
  • Prize: 2 booster packs each time you eliminate another player

Yu-Gi-Oh
16 Man Booster Box

  • Hours, Saturday April 21: 11am, 2pm, 5pm
  • Hours, Sunday April 22: 11am, 2pm
  • Entry: $5

MA – Boston Comic Con 2013 Launch Party

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Please join John Boveri, John Yuskaitis, Tony Sedani, and Jennie Wood to celebrate the debut of their graphic novels / comics at Boston Comic Con! It’s a launch party for Jennie Wood and Jeff McComsey’s Flutter as well as John Boveri’s graphic novel, The Devil & Jack O’Brien, Tony Sedani’s Return to Rander Issue # 1, and John Yuskaitis’ Boots & Pup #1: Digital (iPad version) and Boots & Pup #2!

We have lots to celebrate so please join us at LIR on Boylston, right across from the Hynes Convention Center. We’ll have a private room from 7:30 until 9:30pm. We’ll have some food for you. A full menu and drinks will be available for you to order from as well. We will also be giving away free raffle prizes. Whether you’re going to Boston Comic Con on Saturday or not, we hope you’ll celebrate with us that evening!

RSVP on Facebook!

Lir
903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

Meet & Greet with the Green Ranger at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Spend an evening with Power Ranger Jason David Frank at an intimate gathering on Saturday April 20th at 6:00 pm! Hang out and chill with the Green Ranger for an hour. Also includes: an autographing of one personal item and a photo with JDF taken with your own camera. No lines, no waiting, and an hour to hang out with JDF!

Get tickets while they last, the cost is $50. This will set out quick! Click here for tickets…

**UPDATE: SOLD OUT** 

This ticket does NOT include admission to Boston Comic Con. Admission tickets are sold separately.

Jason David Frank will also be autographing photos at the show. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets for this can not be purchased in advance. In other words, ya gotta stand in line! Autographs during the convention are $20 and $10 for a picture with Jason.

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 40,000 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 Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. 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: April 1-7, 2013

Adobe will be at SDCC, Jason David Frank is headed for Boston Comic Con, and convention news and reports are here.


Scene on the Web Weekly: April 1-7, 2013

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