Boom! Studios Announces Schedule for WonderCon 2015

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Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2015, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 3-5, 2015.

BOOM! can be found at booth #611 on the show floor and will host the following creators:

Boom-StudiosAppearing and signing all weekend will be:

  • Bryce Carlson (Hit)


Sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

  • Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)

  • Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time)


Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend:

Friday, April 3

  • 3-4 PMMarc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed)


Saturday, April 4

  • 11AM-12 PMYehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage)

  • 12-1 PMMatt Gagnon (Day Men)

  • 1-2 PM Mike Johnson (Sleepy Hollow: Origins)

  • 4-5 PM Brian Lynch (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), Amy Stoch (Missy from the Bill & Ted ), Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted films producer)


Sunday, April 5

  • 1-2 PMNoelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)


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

BOOM! Studios: From Page to Screen

Friday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

Comics publisher BOOM! Studios is actively developing several of its original titles for film and television. Have you ever wondered what that process is like? Hear from BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, President of Development Stephen Christy; screenwriter Arash Amel (Butterfly); and entertainment attorney Matt Sugarman as they talk about the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.


Push Comics Forward: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Looks Ahead to the Next 10

Saturday, April 4, 2:003:00 PM, Room 211

10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we’ve achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and talk about Push Comics Forward, a movement to inspire publishers, creators, press, and fans to join the conversation on what is helping to improve the industry, and what more can be done. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Bryce Carlson (Hit); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes); Trevor Crafts & Matt Daley (Lantern City), and more to talk about how BOOM! is helping to Push Comics Forward. Plus, each attendee will receive an exclusive Lantern City pin!


Push “Excellence” Forward: New “Bill & Ted” Comics Come to BOOM! Studios

Saturday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

As part of its ongoing desire to Push Comics Forward, BOOM! Studios carefully selects key licensed properties to help bring new readers to comics. In March, the publisher launches Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new comic series based on the classic films about two, excellent high school buddies who go on to bring about world peace through their music. Join the comic’s writer, Brian Lynch; editors Ian Brill and Alex Galer; star of the films, Amy Stoch, PhD (Missy); and producer of the films Scott Kroopf as they talk about the new series and the everlasting popularity of Bill & Ted. Moderated by BuzzFeed’s Kirk Damato.


Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics

Sunday, April 5, 11:30-12:30 PM, Room 213

All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and more.


BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters will participate in an hourlong portfolio review on Saturday of WonderCon:

Saturday, April 4

BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review

Saturday, April 4, 12:301:30 PM, Room 206B

Shannon Watters, the Editor of BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and experimental imprint BOOM! Box, is conducting portfolio reviews at WonderCon Anaheim. 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.


And finally, BOOM! will have the following exclusive variants available for purchase at the booth:

  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 – Cover by Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)


  • Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1 – Cover designed by Michelle Ankley (Photo credit: Brownie Harris and John Lopez)


For tickets and more information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015, visit their site at


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( 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 comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was 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, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. 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. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

IDW Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014


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IDW has released their highly anticipated convention panel and signing schedules for this year’s New York Comic Con! Clear your own schedule, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

BOOTH #1844

Thursday October 9th

1:00 – 2:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
2:00 – 3:00 Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
4:00 – 5:00 Manhunter Artist’s Edition Launch Party! – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 5:00 Zombies vs Robots, Mars Attacks: First Born – Chris Ryall
5:00 – 6:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise Simonson, Derek Charm
6:00 – 7:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Andy Price

Friday October 10th

11:00 – 12:00 Dungeons & Dragons – Jim Zub, Max Dunbar  (*Check out the free D&D Ashcan!)
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry (*Check out the show exclusive V-Wars TPB!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry, Jeff Zornow
1:00 – 2:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Derek Charm, Derek Fridolfs
2:00 – 3:00 Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:30 – 5:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated TV Blowout! – Ciro Nieli (Director), Brandon Auman (writer), Rob Paulsen (voice of Donatello), Greg Cipes (voice of Michelangelo) (*Check out the free poster from Nickelodeon!) (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
5:00 – 6:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Paul Allor, Dario Brizuela, Cory Smith, Charles P. Wilson III
6:00 – 7:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Kill Shakespeare – Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Andy Belanger

Saturday October 11th

10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files – Joe Harris, Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon, Joe Corroney, Greg Scott
12:00 – 1:00 Killogy Halloween Special – Alan Robert
1:00 – 2:00 G.I. JOE – Mike Costa, Robert Atkins
1:00 – 2:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina, Mike Johnson (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
3:00 – 4:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise Simonson, Derek Charm
4:00 – 5:00 Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 5:00 Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
5:00 – 6:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott

Sunday October 12th

11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez  (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 The Illegitimates – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc Andreyko
2:00 – 3:00 Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
3:00 – 4:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

And check out all of IDW’s amazing panels this year!
*We have added links that take you directly to these panels on the official New York Comic Con website schedule so you can add them to “My Show Planner” and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead! Thursday, October 9th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A05
A fearful look at 1950s HORROR COMICS criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, destroyed in public book burnings! These Pre-Code comics like dead zombies are again walking to get U! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Greg “ IDW President” Goldstein, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett, Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC + other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of Horror Reprints, the TV + movies inspired by these scary comics!

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More! Thursday, October 9th, 6:15PM-7:00PM, Room 1A14
2014 has been a huge year for IDW and Hasbro! Join Senior Editor & Writer John Barber, with very special guests Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott and Jim Zub for inside information on what’s happening with My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!

IDW Publishing: The Big One Friday, October 10th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A14
Want to find out what IDW’s top-secret announcements are for NYCC? This is the panel to hit! Join Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, President Greg Goldstein, Editor Sarah Gaydos and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Kate Leth, Jonathan Maberry, Joe Harris, and Scott Tipton for inside information on everything your favorite publisher has in the works! Plus…Prizes! Q&A!

IDW Publishing: The Writers Saturday, October 11th 12:15PM–1:00PM, Room 1A14
Meet the writers behind the best scripts in comics! Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and an all-star cast of writers for a spirited discussion about what it takes to write a great comic! Featuring Louise Simonson, Mairghread Scott, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Scott Tipton, M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt and Jeff Kline!

IDW Publishing: The Artists Saturday, October 11th 2:15PM–3:00PM, Room 1A14
Want to find out just what it takes to be a working artist in the comic industry? Or, want to find out a little more about a few artists that are already there? This is the panel for you! Join Editor Sarah Gaydos, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Alan Robert, menton3, Sarah Stone, Andy Price and Derek Charm, for an illuminating discussion on sequential art, and upcoming IDW projects! Plus, prizes and Q&A!
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.



Hero Initiative Heads to San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest in May 2014


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Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest on May 17-18 at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street.

Make sure you grab the amazing Walking Dead 100 book at out booth, #915-#917 and be sure to get it signed by the many contributors in attendance! Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard will be at the con, as will eight other artists who participated in the project. Proceeds of your purchase will help someone in need!

And you can put your Walking Dead book in your NEW Hero tote bag! Hero’s new totes make their debut at BIG WOW! and are available at a mere $5!

In addition, check out the ambassadors for Hero who will be raising money for our charity at their own booths: Arthur Adams, Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Joyce Chin, Mick Gray, Drew Johnson, Rich Koslowski, Michael Lark, John Livesay, Laura Martin, Terry Moore, Norm Rapmund, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, and David Williams will all have donation jars for Hero!

DC Announces Emerald City Comicon 2014 Exclusives and Signing Schedule

Sandman Overture 1 ECCC Batman 29 ECCC

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Announcing DC Entertainment’s Emerald City Comicon Exclusives and Signing Schedule!

Seattle is home of The Space Needle, famous for fish-throwing at Pike Place Market, and of course, the home of Emerald City Comicon!

If you’re heading to the Emerald City Comicon at the end of the month, you won’t want to miss DC Entertainment’s panels and exclusives throughout the course of the convention. Stop by the DCE Booth to say hello! And be sure to attend the fantastic panels and creator signings we’ll be hosting throughout the weekend. This year, DC Entertainment is thrilled to have two exclusive variant comic book covers for sale at ECCC.


Illustrated by fan favorite artist Greg Capullo, the convention exclusive for BATMAN #29, written by Scott Snyder, takes the latest “Riddler” themed cover and gives it a location-specific touch: green for Emerald City! The “DARK CITY” chapter of “ZERO YEAR” reaches its conclusion in this amazing, extra-sized issue!


Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by J.H. Williams III, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 has an exclusive 3-D motion cover never before seen on this highly anticipated issue. You won’t want to miss out on this exclusive! The first issue of this new miniseries also features a stunning double-page interior foldout.

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 3-D exclusive variant will be available for $15 and the Emerald City Comicon BATMAN #29 exclusive variant will be available for $10. Check them out in the gallery above.

And we’re thrilled to announce that artist extraordinaire Jim Lee will be signing from 2:00-4:00pm on Friday, March 28th in the designated Emerald City Comicon signing area. More details below.

Take a look at the panel and signing schedule* below so you don’t miss a thing. Or by downloading the DC Entertainment Events App on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store, stay up to speed on all DC Entertainment happenings.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, March 28

10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing*
Talent: Brian Buccellato, Christopher Burnham

12:00-1:00pm DC COMICS – The Eternal Batman
Panelist(s): Matt Idelson
Moderator(s): Larry Ganem Talent: Ray Fawkes,Dustin Nguyen,Tim Seeley,Scott Snyder,James Tynion IV

Batman: Zero Year continues as one of the biggest Bat-stories ever told! Now with the launch of the weekly Batman Eternal, there has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City! Join the talent behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective!
Room TCC 301

1:00-2:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs

2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Robbi Rodriguez

2:00-4:00pm DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee – Creator Signing**
**NOTE: Wristband required. Wristbands will be given away at the start of the day at the DCE Booth. Available while supplies last.
Location TBD

4:00-5:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Charles Soule, Alessandro Vitti

5-6pm DC Entertainment – ALL ACCESS
Panelist(s): Matt Idelson, Will Dennis
Moderator: Larry Ganem Talent: Mark Buckingham,Amanda Conner,Derek Fridolfs,Kyle Higgins,Jeff Lemire,Jimmy Palmiotti,Robbi Rodriguez,Scott Snyder,Bill Willingham

At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a fan!  Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment!  Find out what they have to share from behind-the-scenes at your favorite and most talked about Publisher!  Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talents, so don’t miss out!
Room TCC 301

2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Scott Snyder

Saturday, March 29

10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing*
Talent: Ann Nocenti, Kyle Higgins

12:00-1:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Gail Simone, Freddie E. Williams II

Panelist(s): Matt Idelson
Moderator: Larry Ganem Talent: Brian Buccellato,Jeff Lemire,Ann Nocenti,Gail Simone,Scott Snyder,Charles Soule,Alessandro Vitti

New and veteran fans alike are welcomed to be a part of history as the DC team and top-notch talent discuss the books that are shaping this new era of DC Comics! Don’t miss this exclusive look inside the hottest comic line in decades!
Room TCC 301

2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Jimmy Palmiotti, Yanick Paquette

4:00-5:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham

5:30-6:30pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Scott Snyder, Dustin Nguyen

Sunday, March 30

10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing*
Talent: Jeff Parker

12:00-1:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Charles Soule, Alessandro Vitti

Moderator: Larry Ganem
Talent: Yanick Paquette, Freddie Williams II

DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join us for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!
Room TCC 301

2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham

3:30-4:30pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Scott Snyder, James T. Tynion IV
Emerald City Comicon takes place March 28-30 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. To purchase the variant covers, head on over the Graphitti Designs booth (#1804), where they will be available while supplies last. And visit the DC Entertainment booth (#1802) to meet some of your favorite writers and artists.


*Signing schedule is subject to change.

DC Heads to NYCC 2010 with DiDio, Lee, Johns, and More

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Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns and J. Michael Straczynski Are Guests of Honor

Other Top Guests Headline Panels and In-Booth Signings!

Norwalk, CT, September 15, 2010: DC Comics has revealed some of the top guests who will be on hand to meet and greet fans at the annual New York Comic Con (NYCC) which will take place October 8 – 10, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski will join DC executive talent including co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee as well as superstar writer and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns as Guests of Honor. Other all-star DC creators who will be participating in various panels and activities at NYCC include John Arcudi, Art Baltazar, Matthew Clark, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Shane Davis, David Finch, Franco, Derek Fridolfs, Adam Hughes, JT Krul, Francis Manapul, Sean Murphy, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Nicola Scott, Peter Snejbjerg, Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi and Freddie Williams II.

Officials at DC note that many of the panels featuring their creators will include announcements and other “behind-the-scenes” information about DC Comics, Vertigo and WildStorm comics and graphic novels. In addition, DC staff members will welcome thousands of fans to DC’s 3000 square foot booth centrally located on the convention floor which will feature talent signings, free giveaways and early peeks at the newest action figures, statues, busts and other amazing collectibles on display from DC Direct.

“We have worked closely with DC since our very first show and we are always eager and grateful to host the enormous talent that they bring to our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for both NYCC and NYAF. “NYCC is only one of a handful of conventions where DC has a significant booth presence and so we want to make their participation as beneficial as possible. DC represents the total convergence of comics, movies and books into the pop culture mainstream and this is what NYCC is all about. We look forward to providing ample opportunity for our thousands of fans to meet, greet and interact with the biggest and most famous artists, writers and creators in the world today.”

NYCC convention organizers note that movie and TV studio participation at NYCC is expected to be very strong this year, with announcements about guest appearances and previews coming very soon. Tickets for NYCC and NYAF may be purchased at Other information about the shows, as well as news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog,

DAN DIDIO was named Co-Publisher of DC Comics with Jim Lee in February 2010. Prior to his new role, he served as the Senior VP-Executive Editor, DC Universe for DC Comics. Since 2003, he has spearheaded such bestselling titles as Identity Crisis, Infinite Crisis, 52, and Final Crisis. Prior to joining DC, Dan worked in television for CBS and ABC public relations and program development. His writing can also be seen in The Outsiders.

JIM LEE is Co-Publisher of DC Comics. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).

GEOFF JOHNS is the Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment as well as one of the most the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Green Lantern, Superman, the Flash, Teen Titans, and the Justice Society of America, as well as the bestselling graphic novels BLACKEST NIGHT and INFINITE CRISIS. Johns has also written for various other media, including the acclaimed “Legion” episode of SMALLVILLE and the fourth season of ROBOT CHICKEN. He is writing the story of the DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and co-producing the upcoming Green Lantern feature film.

J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI is the only comics writer in history to win the Eisner Award, the Hugo Award (twice), the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award, SFWA’s Ray Bradbury Award and be nominated for a British Academy Award for Screenwriting (for Changeling). As a comics writer he has written The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman and Thor, among others; as a writer for TV and film, his credits include Ninja Assassin, Babylon 5, Jeremiah and Twilight Zone. He’s worked with Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass and others. His current in-development credits include Forbidden Planet (for Warners), Shattered Union (for Disney/Bruckheimer), and Lensman (for Universal) More projects will be announced at NYCC. He never sleeps.

ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

HeroesCon Adds Mark Waid, Dustin Nguyen, and More

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Creators Join All-Star Guest List Of Fan-Favorite Convention

In the month of April alone, fan-favorite comics convention HeroesCon has added over 60 names to its 2009 Guest List. Today it has announced the addition of independent publisher BOOM! Studios, as well as three of its highest profile creators: Editor-In-Chief Mark Waid, cartoonist Roger Langridge, and writer Michael Alan Nelson.

BOOM! Studios was founded in 2005 and quickly became one of the fastest growing small publishers in comics. In 2007 the company announced that Mark Waid had been named their Editor-In-Chief. Waid is an incredibly popular and prolific writer, with past work including Kingdom Come, breakout runs on Flash and Fantastic Four, and recent work on Amazing Spider-Man and Supergirl. His new BOOM! title Irredeemable was an instant sell-out, with a second print already on the way.

The other big critical success so far this year for BOOM! has been The Muppet Show; cartoonist Roger Langridge’s new series has garnered incredibly positive reviews, and near instant sellouts across the country. Langridge is also the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominee for his creator owned Fred The Clown book; he’s returning to HeroesCon after his first appearance last year. Waid and Langridge are joined by writer Michael Alan Nelson (Hexed, Fall of Cthulhu, 28 Days Later) and BOOM! co-founder Ross Richie.

Also just added to the HeroesCon 09 Guest List is the penciller/inker team of Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, who are currently working on Detective Comics and the upcoming Batman: Streets of Gotham, and in the past have worked together on The Authority and Superman Batman, and separately on Wildcats 3.0 (Nguyen) and Immortal Iron Fist (Fridolfs), among others.

A Charlotte tradition since 1982, HeroesCon has quietly become one of the most popular comic book conventions in the nation, annually drawing over 10,000 fans to uptown Charlotte. With a guest list including the industry’s best artists, writers, and publishers, this year’s HeroesCon, going on Father’s Day Weekend (June 19-21), seems poised to exceed all the organizers’ expectations. Says owner Shelton Drum, “It’s humbling, the amount of support we receive from the comics community. It proves that there’s still a place for a fun comics convention that you can bring your whole family to.”