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  • MA – FCBD: New England Comics

    tickfcbdPress Release:

    New England Comics, the largest and premiere comic retailer in Massachusetts, will be one of thousands of comic book retailers around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 3rd with Free Comic Book Day!

    MAY 3rd 2014 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    A FANTASTIC DAY OF FUN FOR ALL!

    Millions of comic books will be given away by participating stores, on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd, introducing thousands of fans to the wonders and thrills of comic books! Simply stop into one of the 8 New England Comics locations on Saturday May 3rd and you can choose from for FREE comics featuring GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE SIMPSONS, AVATAR THE LAST AIR BENDER, TRANSFORMERS/GI JOE, TEEN TITANS GO!, ROCKET RACCOON and dozens more!

    ” The amazing array of stories that are being published right now is just off the charts. You have everything from classic super hero comics to the ever expanding genres of horror, crime, and adventure in the market place now :and a continuing selection of comics based off popular video games and movies too. The quality of the art and writing is the best it’s been since the start of the new millenium.” said Nate Machado, Manager of New England Comics.

    Now in its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to he an unquestionably massive success, spreading the word that comics are an incredible form of entertainment. “If you haye never indulged in a comic book, or simply slipped away from reading comics for a while, please come join us at New England Comics, we have something for nearly anyone. I guarantee you will find something to entertain and excite your imagination.”

    “New England Comics wants to spread the word that comics can compete with movies, video games, and any other term of media in the year 2014, we were here before all other modern media,and we as an industry, are producing some the BEST entertainment on the planet,” Machado continued. “Comic books and graphic novels are where some the most cutting-edge and ground-breaking work is being done. Just look at the success of Walking Dead: the bestselling graphic novel series torthe last 5 years running!” Comic Books have nearly single–handedlv reaped billions in profits for the large movie studios, and with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movie opening this August 1st that trend should continue. “The first weekend of May is going to be a HUGE daye in the comic book world.”

    Regular updates, information about Free Comic Book Day, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com .
    NEW ENGLAND COMICS EVENTS FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:

    Quincy NEC:
    Ian Nichols (The Tick FCBD 2014 artist) 11-2
    Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
    Times to be announced.

    Allston NEC:
    Brian Connolly creator of local comic book Nothing Mattress who is also featured in the Weekly Dig

    Brockton NEC:
    Frank Tieri: Comic Author 11:00 AM – 6:00PM
    Credits: Wolverine, Deadpool, Batman Underground, Marvel vs Capcom Video Game, Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon show, Deadpool Wedding issue, and upcoming Savage Wolverine #20
    Scott Wilde: Caricature Artist; Have yourself done up as a caricature of the hero of your choice by local talented artist Scott Wilde
    Cosplay: Have your picture taken with Batgirl and another surprise hero as yet to be named.
    Be Captain America: Have your photo taken as Captain America.
    Free Heroclix Demo

    Norwood NEC:
    MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament
    Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
    Times to be announced.

    Malden NEC:
    Writer/publisher George O’Connor and artist Griffin Ess, creators of Homeless Comics’ graphic novel HEALED and the one-shot, stand-alone comic book BABY.
    Also appearing in store that day will be writer/artist James Biggie, creator of the online comic (now available in print as a graphic novel) ROBOT GOD AKAMATSU and cover artist on the IDW title GI JOE.
    As a special treat the ASTOUNDING ALTIERI will be performing acts of prestidigitation, legerdemain and sleight of hand throughout the day.

    New Bedford NEC:
    Warhammer 40k Demo

    Coolidge NEC:
    Matt Dursin: Writer for Robin Hood Outlaw of the 21st Century.
    MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament

    Harvard Sq. NEC:
    Liz Prince, indy publishing goddess, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, Alone Forever

    To find out further updates on what is happending at all 8 New England Comics locations go to www.newenglandcomics.com

    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