BOOM! Studios Announces Signings, Panels & Exclusives for WonderCon 2017

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at WonderCon 2017, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., during the weekend of March 31 – April 2. BOOM! will occupy booth #1301, which is the first booth just beyond the main entrance. The publisher shared its plans for the event,  including:

—BOOM! will have limited quantities of the following WonderCon exclusive variant cover comics available for purchase at the booth:

Steven Universe (2017) #1 – Cover by Missy Peña (Adventure Time)
Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 – Cover by Elsa Charretier (The Unstoppable Wasp)
The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 – Cover by Mike Huddleston (The Strain)
WWE: WrestleMania 2017 Special #1 – Cover by Rahzzah (Totally Awesome Hulk)
Godshaper #1 – Cover by Jonas Goonface

Also available at the booth will be copies of the Over the Garden Wall Vol. 1 Limited Edition hardcover, featuring a cover by Kevin Jay Stanton (Adventure Time), and BOOM!’s recent publications, The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China and The Official Art of Big Trouble in Little China, featuring bookplates autographed by director John Carpenter (limited to 100 copies).

BOOM! has produced more of the popular Lumberjanes merit badges, including new badges “Jail Break,” which debuted at Emerald City Comicon, and “If You Got It, Haunt It,” which makes its debut at WonderCon. An enamel pin bearing the Lumberjanes logo, which debuted at Emerald City Comicon, will also be available.

Appearing at the BOOM! Studios booth (#1301) throughout the weekend will be:

Friday, March 31
1:00-1:50 PM // Simon Spurrier (Godshaper, The Power of the Dark Crystal)
3:00-3:50 PM // Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle)
4:00-4:50 PM // Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and Andrew Miller (Death Be Damned)

Saturday, April 1
11:00-11:50 AM // Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)
1:00-1:50 PM // Simon Spurrier (Godshaper, The Power of the Dark Crystal)
2:00-2:50 PM // Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Joyride, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: The Official Graphic Novel Prelude)
5:00-5:50 PM // Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock)
6:00-6:50 PM // Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle)

Sunday, April 2
11:00-11:50 AM // Ben Acker and Andrew Miller (Death Be Damned)
12:00-12:50 PM // Matt Daley and Trevor Crafts (Lantern City)
1:00-1:50 PM // Simon Spurrier (Godshaper, The Power of the Dark Crystal)
2:00-2:50 PM // Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle)
4:00-4:50 PM // Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna)

—In addition, Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems) will be available at the booth all weekend selling sketches on blank covers for Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Over the Garden Wall comics.

BOOM! will present and participate in the following panels at WonderCon:

Friday, March 31
BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS
2:00p.m.-3:00p.m., Room 211
Discover YOUR new favorite comic book series in the panel designed for everyone, from new fans to longtime readers to anyone who loves comics! Join BOOM!’s top editors and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession.
Moderator: Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios(
Panelists: Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios); Simon Spurrier (Godshaper, The Power of the Dark Crystal); Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle); Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna); Kiwi Smith & Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City); Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, & Andrew Miller (Death Be Damned)

DISCOVER WHY YA IS THE FUTURE OF COMICS
5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., Room 208
YA dominates film, TV, books and comics, with original stories aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Join some of the most popular new voices in comics as they discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment.
Moderator: Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios)
Panelists: James Dashner (Maze Runner), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance, Compass South), Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle, Hit, Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon), Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna), Cecil Castellucci (Shade, The Changing Girl; The P.L.A.I.N. Janes; Boy Proof), Kiwi Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally BlondeMisfit City), Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City), Shannon Watters (Editor, BOOM! Studios; Lumberjanes)

Saturday, April 1
DISCOVER THE SECRET TO REINVENTING POP CULTURE
10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m., Room 208
There’s never been a better time to discover new visions of your life-long favorite characters in comic books, but what’s the secret to modernizing and diversifying beloved mythology without losing fans? Find out just what it takes to turn your favorite TV show, movie, and more into a successful comic book that balances entertaining long-time fans and bringing in new readers with an eye to the future of entertainment.
Moderator: Bryce Carlson (Managing Editor, BOOM! Studios)
Panelists: Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), Simon Spurrier (The Power of the Dark Crystal), Christina Strain (Generation X), Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock), David Walker (Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes), Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11)

DISCOVER THE MUSIC OF COMICS
2:00p.m.-3:00p.m., Room 211
The hottest new bands are all in…COMIC BOOKS? Music and comics have always been intertwined but 2017 is bringing even more of a musical influence to your favorite graphic fiction. Join Patrick Reed from Comics Alliance and top creators to discuss the unique relationship between musicians, comic creators, and how to authentically combine two of the most powerful forms of entertainment.
Moderator: Patrick Reed (Comics Alliance)
Panelists: Simon Spurrier (Godshaper), Sam Humphries (Jonesy, CBGB), Jasmine Amiri (Editor, BOOM! Studios), Amy Chu (KISS)

Also on Saturday, WonderCon and BOOM! Studios join forces to honor writer Simon Spurrier with his own spotlight panel:

SPOTLIGHT ON SIMON SPURRIER
5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room 211

Everyone’s favorite tea-chugging Eisner loser Si Spurrier (X-Men Legacy, The Power of the Dark Crystal, Doctor Who) will be presenting his acclaimed lecture/essay/presentation thingamabob, confusingly titled “The Pluripotent Panel.” Gasp as he reveals the cosmic potential of the comic book form! Self-congratulate as you learn the sophisticated secrets of your chosen medium! Puke with laughter as he gets his slides muddled and has a breakdown on stage! Live-tweet your awkward questions about crumpets, Brexit, and fractal narratives in a bonus Q&A session! (N.B.-Probable sweariness. N.B.#2-Then, pub.)

Sunday, April 2
COMICS ARE FOR KIDS, TOO!
3:30-4:30pm, Room 210
Comic Books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four-color fantasy! Join the Creators of the hotly anticipated2graphic novel (Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) for an interactive workshop where you and your school-age children will get hands on and make your own comic and leave with some fun surprises, too!
Panelists: Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Ellen Crafts, Trevor Crafts

—And lastly, for aspiring comic book artists, BOOM! will participate in a Portfolio Review taking place on April 1, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. in Room 206B. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

For more information on WonderCon 2017, visit www.comic-con.org/wca.

About BOOM! Studios:
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including LumberjanesThe WoodsGiant DaysKlaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWEMighty Morphin Power RangersAdventure Time and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox in film and with Fox Television. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.

BOOM! Studios Schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2014

March 24, 2014 by  
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Press Release:

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today their panels and signing schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2014 (ECCC), which will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, on the weekend of March 28-30. (Please note that signing times are subject to change. Fans should check at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, for updates.)

PANELS

Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way
Fri., March 28, 6 p.m., Room TCC 301
Join BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, Editor Dafna Pleban, plus creators Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY), Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, REVELATIONS, DEATHMATCH), James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), and Michael Moreci (CURSE, ROBOCOP: HOMINEM EX MACHINA) as they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers! Plus, sharpen your constructive eye as the panelists discuss editing do’s and don’ts.
Speakers: Bryce Carlson, Matt Gagnon, Dafna Pleban, Max Bemis, Paul Jenkins, James Tynion IV, and Michael Moreci

We Are BOOM!
Sat., March 29, 3 p.m., Room TCC 301
Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.
Speakers: Ross Richie, Filip Sablik, and Matt Gagnon

Redefining All-Ages Comics
Sun., March 30, 1 p.m., Room TCC 301
Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS) Ryan North (ADVENTURE TIME, MIDAS FLESH), Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED OGN), Colleen Coover (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE), and Paul Tobin (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!
Speakers: Shannon Watters, Mike Kunkel, MAD Rupert, Royden Lepp, Ryan North, Kate Leth, Colleen Coover, and Paul Tobin
Secret Origins Presents Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Sat., March 29, 2:20 p.m., Secret Origins (604)
Frontman and comic auteur Claudio Sanchez (Coheed and Cambria, THE AMORY WARS) and writer Chondra Echert have teamed up in the past on KILL AUDIO and KEY OF Z. Now it’s time for their latest from BOOM! Studios, a superhero deconstruction tale, TRANSLUCID. Come join Claudio and Chondra in a spotlight panel moderated by CBR’s Jonah Weiland.
Speakers: Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, and Jonah Weiland
Max Bemis Says Anything!
Sun., March 30, 1:20 p.m., Hall C (610)
He’s crushed the world of rock, faced down his inner demons, and just became a new father. What more could Max Bemis possibly want? To conquer the world of comics, of course! Join Max as he talks all about his new series from BOOM! Studios, EVIL EMPIRE, as well as his earlier work on the critically acclaimed POLARITY. Find out if Max is a Marvel or a DC guy (or neither), where he sees himself in the industry, and what his future comic plans are in this exciting spotlight panel moderated by Lindsay Thomas.
Speakers: Max Bemis, Lindsay ThomasSIGNING SCHEDULE

The following signings will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, unless otherwise noted.
**Indicates signing is ticketed. Tickets are available ONLY at the BOOM! Studios booth on the Sky Bridge, #1002, on the day of the specified signing while supplies last.

FRIDAY
10:45-11:45am — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, MIDAS FLESH)
11am-12pm — Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)
12-1pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)
1:15-2:45pm — Michael Moreci, Riley Rossmo, and Colin Lorimer (CURSE)
2-3pm — Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP: BETA) =
3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
3:30-4:30pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
5:30p-6:30 — Mark Miller and Ben Meares (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT, HELLRAISER)

SATURDAY
10-11am — Tim Daniel (CURSE)
10:30-11:30am — David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
12-1pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
12:30-2pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS) Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
1:45-2:45pm — Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (DEAD LETTERS)
2-3:30pm — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME, THE MIDAS FLESH)
2:45-3:45pm — Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP: BETA)
3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
4-5pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
5:45-6:45pm — Royden Lepp (RUST)SUNDAY
10-11am — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)
11am-12pm — Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, KILL AUDIO, KEY OF Z, AMORY WARS)**
1-2pm — David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
2-3pm — Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, and Wook­ Jin Hunter Clark (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)
2-3pm — Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (DEAD LETTERS)
2:30-4pm — Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, and Chip Zdarsky (MIDAS FLESH, ADVENTURE TIME)
3-4pm — Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)** Signing will take place at ECCC’s Guest Spotlight Area (Please check the Program Guide or floor map for the location)
4-5pm — Kevin J. Anderson (CLOCKWORK ANGELS)

SIGNING ALL WEEKEND
Brian Joines (IMAGINE AGENTS)
Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, PEANUTS)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED OGN, BRAVEST WARRIORS ANNUAL 2014)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH, REVELATIONS)
Tom Hammock (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)

SKETCHING ALL WEEKEND
Allison Strejlau (REGULAR SHOW, ADVENTURE TIME)
Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Missy Pena (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

For more information on Emerald City Comicon, visit their website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.