CLAREMONT, O’NEIL AND DeFALCO MASTER WRITING CLASSES
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is proud to announce the spring offerings from its Education Department. Organized and headed by Senior Vice-President of Education, DANNY FINGEROTH, the season’s initial offering will be:
MASTER CLASS SERIES IN COMICS WRITING
3 sessions, TUESDAYS, March 16 & 23; April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
March 16: CHRIS CLAREMONT
March 23: TOM DeFALCO
April 13: DENNIS O’NEIL
Series Cost: $100 | $90 for MoCCA members
Individual sessions: $40 | $35 for MoCCA members
CHRIS CLAREMONT, TOM DeFALCO, and DENNIS O’NEIL will each hold a master class session in comics writing. These three extraordinarily accomplished writers have written some of the highest profile and most acclaimed comics of all time, with bodies of work that have played significant parts in defining the modern versions of The X-Men (Claremont), Spider-Man (DeFalco), and Batman (O’Neil). Each of them will condense the most important things they know about writing into highly-concentrated (and entertaining!) lecture form. This is a rare opportunity to hear these top names in the field speak about what makes for great comics writing.
CHRIS CLAREMONT has encountered more success than most writers ever dream of. Best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ X-Men, he has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman, originated several creator-owned series, is published throughout the world in many languages, and has authored nine novels. His unbroken 17-year run on Uncanny X-Men is the stuff of industry legend. The story arc “Dark Phoenix,” with its radical treatment of its central character, paved the way for the reinterpretation of superhero mythos. Current projects include the ongoing Marvel series X-Men Forever, X-Women, drawn by renowned Italian artist Milo Manara, the young adult novel Wild Blood, a contemporary urban dark fantasy, and the screen play Hunter’s Moon.
TOM DeFALCO, a former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics with over thirty books currently in print, has written comic books, graphic novels, short stories, prose novels and books like Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide and Comic Creators on Fantastic Four. He was also a major contributor to The Marvel Encyclopedia and The Marvel Chronology. DeFalco has recently worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Titan Comics, The Man From RIVERDALE for Archie Comics, Flash Gordon for Ardden Entertainment, The Flying Fool for Moonstone Books, The Super Seven for Stan Lee Comics and, of course, Amazing Spider-Girl for Marvel Comics.
DENNIS O’NEIL is an award-winning comics writer and editor (best known for his landmark work on characters such as Batman and Green Lantern), and an educator at institutions including New York University and The School of Visual Arts. He has also been a journalist, critic, television writer, best-selling novelist (novelizations of The Dark Knight film and the epic Batman: Knightfall comics storyline, and the original novel Green Lantern: Hero’s Quest), and has published dozens of short stories. He lives in Nyack, N.Y. with his wife, Marifran.
And starting in April, MoCCA Education will present two more incredible courses:
ANATOMY FOR ILLUSTRATORS WORKSHOP
Instructors: R. SIKORYAK AND KRIOTA WILLBERG
4 sessions, Mondays April 19 & 26, May 3 & 10.
HOW TO WRITE COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Instructor: DANNY FINGEROTH
4 sessions, Tuesdays April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11
Details on these two courses will be announced soon.
For more information and to register, call 212-254-3511 or go to www.moccany.org.
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The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions, and educational programs. The museum is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets) in New York City. MoCCA is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00-5:00 pm. Suggested donation to the museum is $5 but free for MoCCA Members as well as for children 12 and under (when accompanied by a paying adult). For more information about the museum and MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, visit the museum’s Website (www.moccany.org).
|Convention||Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace|
|About This Convention:||NYC’s Longest-Running and Greatest One-Day Show Returns Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 11am to 7pm, at Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
Please call 1-800-723-5572 for more details and visit www.nycbm.com
Sponsored in Part By Forbidden Planet New York
Comments from our June 2009 Show:
“Fantastic new room! Beautiful set-up. Wonder Woman #1 Sale! San Diego-like buys! New York needs more shows like this!
“Was mobbed all day! Great space! Thumbs UP!!”
“I always enjoy the Big Apple shows – the fans are great and the guests are fantastic!”
“It was a great show! Barely had time to sit it was so busy!”
“It was extremely well organized, crowd was enthusiastic! Can’t wait for the next one!”
“All capital letters… PHENOMENAL!”
“Great fun seeing the fans! What a turnout! We’re coming back!”
“Rivals April 5th 1987, Fred Greenberg’s 1-day! This brought back that fantastic memory!”
“This is the best Big Apple Con ever! The location, the people, the celebrity guests, the bargains… it couldn’t be any better!!!”
|Convention Guests||Gene Colan, Billy Tucci, Mike Golden, Irwin Hasen, Jim Starlin, J H Williams III, Mark Texiera, Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Claremont, Sean Chen, Larry Hama, Rudy Nebres, Dick Ayers, Rodney Ramos, Steve Manion, Dan Slott, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Scott Roberts, Renee Witterstaetter, Janet Jackson, Stu Suchet, John Cebollaro, Jorge Gonzalez, Cliff Chiang, and many more.
Also on hand will be actor David Roya, famous for his role as Bernard Posner in the cult classic film “Billy Jack.”
|Venue Name||Penn Plaza Pavilion|
|Venue Address||401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||100|
|What category best describes your convention?||Comic Books|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||- Collectibles
- Comic Books
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
The VA Comicon Hits Richmond, VA THIS weekend!
For the first time in over 25 years, there will be a 2-day comic book show in Virginia, and what a show it is! With seven creators who have worked on GI JOE, including Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon, Michael Golden, Robert Atkins and more, the VA Comicon is THE place to be for GI JOE fans! Featuring an exclusive 1 hour Q and A panel with Hama, Dixon, Atkins and others, this one isn’t to be missed!
Other guests include Chris Claremont, Mike McKone, Jim Calafiore, James Kuhoric, Billy Tucci, Budd Root, Reilly Brown, Randy Green, Alex Saviuk and DOZENS more! Also featuring a special lecture by Mile High Comics owner Chuck Rozanski about Mr. Edgar Church, the original owner of the most famous comic book collection ever discovered!
With a costume Contest on Sunday, participation by the Rebel Legion, and the 501st, Hourly doorprizes and more, the VA Comicon is truly a premiere comic book event…all this right before Thanksgiving weekend! Additional exhibitors are CGC grading company, Regal Cinemas, BRICK WEEKLY, Crusade Fine Arts, Tsunami Studios and more, why not join us! As a special bonus, we are giving away for FREE 750 copies of the VA COMICON exclusive Witchblade #132 with cover by guest Randy Green! Cool!
FREE for children 12 and under, FREE with a Military ID, FREE with a Student ID, and FREE if you come in Full Costume! Members of the Press are FREE, and there will be a FREE pod-cast area setup with FREE Wi-Fi! Also, there will be a FREE bowling party across the street in the sci-fi themed Sunset Lanes!
VIP tickets are only $9.95 for the entire weekend, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early each day! More information is at the newly updated website http://www.vacomicon.com! Check us out!
The VA Comicon is on Saturday November 21 from 12-7pm and Sunday November 22 from 10A-4pm.
It is located at the Crowne Plaza West at:
6531 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
Advanced tickets are available online at our website, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early both days. Check us out at http://www.vacomicon.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
Promoter of the VA Comicon in Richmond, VA
Hey Marvelites, if you’re in the New York area be sure to mark October 28 down on your calendar as a historic day for the future of comics as we host the world premiere of the ASTONISHING X-MEN Motion Comic at Union Square.
The festivities begin at 4 PM ET at Forbidden Planet (www.fpnyc.com) where you’ll get a chance to meet and get autographs from comic book greats such as Neal Adams (UNCANNY X-MEN), Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN, X-MEN FOREVER) and Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN).
Then be sure to march down to Union Square by 6 PM ET to get ready for the world premiere of the ASTONISHING X-MEN Motion Comic and Marvel Costume Contest!Dress up as your favorite Marvel character (Aunt May costumes are TOTALLY in vogue this year) and be in the running for some great prizes including the chance to be featured in a Marvel comic! All Marvel Costume Contest participants will receive an exclusive Nick Fury action figure (while supplies last) and more goodies!
Remember, originality and faithfulness to the characters count so be sure to crack open some comics for inspiration.
The contest starts at 5:30 PM ET at Union Square so be sure your cape is pressed, your spandex fits just right and your Wolverine claws are good to go! Join us for a great night of fantastic costumes and comics!
If you can’t make it to the event be sure to get the ASTONISHING X-MEN Motion Comic on iTunes. It debuts the same day as MarvelFest NYC 2009, Wednesday, October 28!
For the Astonishing X-Men Marvel Motion Comics Costume Contest Official Rules, visit Marvel.com.
The Nashville Comic and Horror Festival
Tn state fairgrounds
Admission only $10 – save $2 with 3 canned good donation to the rescue mission
Over 70 guests:
Brian O’Halloran (Clerks and Clerks2)
Glenn Shadix (The voice of the mayor in Nightmare Before Christmas)
Dick Warlock (Mike Myers in Halloween 2)
Dawn of the Dead Zombie Reunion
Chris Claremont, Gary Friedrich, Jay Leisten – Comic Book Superstars
and lots more
VIP still open and the next 30 VIPs receive a free Zombieland hat and full size poster
Email about VIP
See all this on the website:
Disclosure: The Nashville Comic and Horror Festival is a current advertiser with Convention Scene.
Greetings, fellow comic fans!
We are proud to make a few of several upcoming announcements regarding Virginia’s first 2-day show in over 25 years!
First off, we have a slew of swell artists and writers lined up for the show including:
and DOZENS more! Additionally, we have some top exhibitors signed up to display including:
CGC (their final scheduled event of 2009!)
The Hero Initiative
the Mike Wieringo Scholarship
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Cards Comics and Collectibles
Brett’s Comic Pile
and DOZENS more!
We will have many comic panels scheduled all day long, including:
A discussion on Edgar Church by Chuck Rozanski
a GI Joe panel with Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon and Robert Atkins!
We will have an exclusive Top Cow comic book: Witchblade #132 with a VERY special sketch holiday cover by guest Randy Green!
Also, we are looking for folks wishing to moderate discussion panels, as well as volunteers and CGC witnesses. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Finally, and this is very special, Adam Lucas, the current #1 competitor in DC Comics’ ZUDA COMPETITION with his entry “Goldilock” has agreed to come to the show if we help him to win! The voting ends in less than 24 hours. He is in a dead heat for #1, and if you could kindly visit http://www.zudacomics.com/node/1261 and login and vote him in as your favorite, he will come to our show! What a cool deal! YOU can help us get an additional hot young artist to come to the show. Interactive convention-going!
Well…That is about it…oh yeah…there is a FREE sci-fi themed bowling party on Saturday night…and two-day passes start at $9.95, with children, folks with student IDs or Military IDs getting in FREE both days!
You have nothing to lose…visit http://www.VAcomicon.com for more information!
Go ahead and vote for Adam so he will come to the show! Visit our site, and help to make a difference in the first 2-day show in Virginia in over 25 years! Awesome!
owner Brett’s Comic Pile in Richmond, VA
Sponsor of the 2008 and 2009 Harvey Awards
Promoter of the VA Comicon on November 21-22
Chris Claremont will NOT be signing this Saturday. We’re delaying until November to coincide with the (delayed) first trade paperback collection of X-Men Forever.
Chris Claremont MIGHT be signing on Saturday, September 26, 2009, from 4-6pm UNLESS he pushes the signing back a couple of weeks to coincide with Marvel’s delayed release of the collected trade paperback of the first issues of X-MEN FOREVER.
There will be an update on CLAREMONT’s status in the next day or two.
Million Year Picnic, 99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Baltimore, Maryland – August 12, 2009 – The Baltimore Comic-Con staff have been busily working on arranging the Harvey Awards, accommodations, promotions, partnerships, exhibitors, and guests, and we’re behind announcing much of it! While there are a number of things still in the development stages, here’s some information we can share now.
A new feature of our on-line presence this year, the Baltimore Comic-Con is now providing a gateway to hotel accommodations around the Baltimore Convention Center! From our main webpage, click on the “Hotels” link (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/hotels.htm). This helpful tool enables you to request rooms on-line, compare prices, and review descriptions, amenities, and locations. We encourage those of you traveling from outside of the region to take advantage of this added convenience.
Last month, we announced a number of today’s top Marvel creators attending the show, including Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers), Frank Cho (Ultimates 4), David Finch (Ultimatum), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), and Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man). We’re bringing in an amazing slate of first-time guests this year for you to meet, including Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Doug Braithwaite (Wolverine: Origins), Pat Broderick (Vincent Price Presents), Jo Chen (New Avengers: The Reunion), Jimmy Cheung (New Avengers: Illuminati), J.M. DeMatteis (Daredevil), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Legacy), Sarah Dyer (Superman Adventures), Steve Englehart (Avengers), Bob Fingerman (Recess Pieces), Kathryn Immonen (Runaways), Scott Koblish (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds), Tom Mandrake (The Outsiders), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Laura Martin (Thor), Kevin Nowlan (The Spirit), Whilce Portacio (Spawn), Buddy Prince (Night), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Ian Sattler (Final Crisis: Aftermath), Marc Silvestri (Witchblade), Peter Tomasi (Blackest Night: Batman), Jim Valentino (Shadowline Comics), Rob Venditti (The Surrogates), Len Wein (Justice League of America), and Brian Wood (sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, Northlanders).
You’ll also see many returning guests, such as Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos), Jim Calafiore (Batgirl), Nick Cardy (Aquaman), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), Sean Chen (Dark Reign: Fantastic Four), Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary), Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever), Steve Conley (Star Trek: Year Four), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Todd Dezago (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man), Al Feldstein (Mad), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Tony Harris (Ex Machina), Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic), Adam Hughes (Power Girl), Stuart Immonen (New Avengers), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Joe Jusko (Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Greg LaRocque (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Sean McKeever (Teen Titans), Mark McKenna (BananaTail), Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Mark Morales (Secret Invasion), Doug Murray (Jungle Girl Season 2), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Phil Noto (Batgirl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Jeff Parker (Agents of ATLAS), Dan Parsons (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Comics Armor Wars), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tom Raney (Dark Reign: Hawkeye), Alex Robinson (Too Cool to be Forgotten), James Robinson (Superman), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Iron Man & The Armor Wars), Stephane Roux (Amazing Spider-Man), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Tim Sale (Heroes), Scott Christian Sava (Dreamland Chronicles), Walt Simonson (Thor), Andy Smith (Dean Koontz’s Nevermore), Jim Starlin (Strange Adventures), Brian Stelfreeze (Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink), Karl Story (Batman: Streets of Gotham), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Billy Tucci (Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion), Dexter Vines (Wolverine), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest), Doug Wagner (The Ride), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Mark Waid (The Incredibles), and Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing).
Guest of Honor
We’re proud and ecstatic to announce that our tenth anniversary headliner is George Perez (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds)! George was one of our guests in our first year, and has returned numerous times over the past 10 years. In addition to headlining the show, George will be providing the artwork for our program in 2009!
“What an incredible line-up we’ve arranged for our 10th anniversary show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We have been chugging along, building the guest list, working with the city of Baltimore on the hotel program, coordinating the Harvey Awards, and a million other little things involved with getting things ready for October.”
In coming weeks, look for ongoing announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting added guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10th.
As we continue to get ready for this year’s show, we would like to remind you to mark your calendar for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con dates: August 28-29, 2010.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 10th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Oct 10-11, 2009. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 4 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.
On August 11, 2009, comic fans all over will celebrate Marvel’s 70th Anniversary at their local comic shops and we’ve got the complete list of participating retailers.
Click here to download a full list of retailers participating in Marvel 70th Anniversary parties, offering exclusive limited edition variants, early on sale release of THE MARVELS PROJECT #1, special sales, and more!
All retailer parties begin at 9 p.m. local time. As a special thank you to retailers, Marvel is sending a limited edition CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN #2 70TH ANNIVERSARY FRAME VARIANT to all participating stores!
Plus, at select Barnes & Noble STORES across the country, you can meet Marvel’s most popular creators, sit in on Q&A sessions and get your favorite comics autographed. All events begin at 7 p.m. local time. As a special added bonus, all participating Barnes and Noble locations will feature guest appearances by major Marvel Characters!
New York City
SPECIAL GUESTS IRON MAN AND SPIDER-MAN
150 E 86TH Street
New York, NY
Fred Van Lente
SPECIAL GUEST WOLVERINE
2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
SPECIAL GUEST HULK
The Grove at Farmer’s Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
SPECIAL GUEST ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
Clackamas Towne Center
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Brian Michael Bendis
SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN AMERICA
2675 NE University Village Street
Seattle, WA 98105
For more information on Marvel’s 70th Anniversary, head over to marvel.com/70. And remember-Make Mine ’39!
Legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont and artists Joe Rubinstein (Green Arrow/Black Canary) and Paul Pelletier (Marvel’s War of Kings) are among the featured creators for the latest edition of the thrice-annual Tampa Comic Book and Toy Convention.
Taking place this Sunday, July 12th, in Largo, Florida, additional guests include Sergio Cariello (Lone Ranger), Chuck Dixon (G.I. Joe), Comics Legends Dick Giordano and Fran Matera, plus Don Hillsman II, Austin Janowsky, Bill Black, Chuck Majewski, Jesse Starr, and Greg Andrews.
Media guests and models include Joel D. Wynkoop, Amanda Stevens, Jessica Nova, and Page Turner. Author Glenda Finkelstein will also be on hand as well as local fan groups Heroes Alliance and Ghostbusters.
CGC will be available, and the show will feature a Transformers Panel sponsored by Toys R Us, a costume contest, and a film festival.
For more information, visit their new website: http://www.tampacomicconvention.com/