Scene on the Web Weekly: January 7-11, 2013

EPIC gets a poster, Bleeding Cool takes a look back at Comics Buyer’s Guide, and you get a chance to win a trip to the San Diego Comic-Con.

Scene on the Web Weekly: January 7-11, 2013

Storified by Convention Scene· Wed, Jan 09 2013 13:47:33

The End Of Comics Buyers’ Guide With #1699 – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsJohn Jackson Miller looks at the life of the Comics Buyer’s Guide, announced as being cancelled by Krause Publications with issue 1699, above. Today, F+W Media announced the closure of Comics Buyer’s Guide after the publication of its 1,699th issue (March 2013).
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Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! Obnoxio The Clown Returns!!marvel
I wanted an iPhone for Christmas but got a Droid, it wasn’t the Droid I was looking for.Darth Vader
<div>Hey gamers, check out our app to learn more!<br> <br> <a href="" class=""></a><br> <br> Note: this is only available to users in the US.<br>… <br> We would have loved to include our global users as well, but due to complicated nature of contest regulation laws, we weren’t able to.<br> <br> We are working on ways to open future such events users in other countries as well!See More</a></div>Ultimate Game Card
<div>I’m afraid that I have to announce that I am closing my pre-convention sketch lists for both Project Comic Con in St. Louis and the Baltimore Comic Con. Once again, I’m flattered by the overwhelming response and thank you all for sating my artist ego. I will be announcing some more shows once I’ve gotten clearance from the organizers to do so.</div>George Pérez
Kingdom Come – Fan FilmOur goal is to make a high end extended trailer based off the DC Comics graphic novel Kingdom Come. This way we can show all the key/popular moments!
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Pacific Rim – Official CES Trailer (HD)joblomovienetwork
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ShaqDown – Debut TrailerIGNentertainment
Marvel Mash-Up Ep. 21: Dr. Strangemarvel

Bill Willingham, Steve Niles & More Guests Join Boston Comic Con 2013


Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that Bill Willingham, Mike Choi, Steve Niles, Eric Basaldua, and Joe Quinones are the latest additions for the 2013 show which will be held on April 20-21! Previously announced guests include George Pérez, Mike Mignola, Sergio Aragones, Amanda Conner, Mark Bagley, Don Rosa, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amy Reeder, and many more!

Eric Basaldua broke into comics in 2000 working for Top Cow Productions with founder Marc Silvestri. He has drawn many fan favorite titles including Hunter-Killer, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, Witchblade, and Grimm Fairy Tales. Most recently his sexy women have graced covers for Image, Marvel, Zenescope, and more.

Mike Choi is a comic book artist known for his work on books such as Witchblade, X-23, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Force. He has worked for Top Cow, Marvel, and DC Comics producing covers for many top selling titles, including Dark Avengers, Cloak and Dagger, Dark Wolverine, Green Lantern, Vampirella, Cyberforce / Hunter-Killer, and War of Kings.

Joe Quinones is a Boston local artist who is on the rise in comics. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he worked on Teen Titans Go! before being hand-picked to draw the Green Lantern strip in Wednesday Comics. Recently his covers have graced titles for all the major companies including Hack/Slash, Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Amazing Spider-Man.

Steve Niles is a writer of comics, novels and films. Best known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society, and Batman: Gotham County Line, he is credited among other contemporary writers as bringing horror comics back to prominence. His currently working on Frankenstein: Alive! Alive! with Bernie Wrightson.

Bill Willingham is the creator of the immensely popular title Fables, a re-imagining of fairy tales characters in the modern world, as well as its spin-offs Jack of Fables and Fairest. His career began in the 80s writing and drawing Elementals for Comico. He has also written for several other titles including Robin, Shadowpact, Angel, Proposition Player, and Justice Society of America.

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Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

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 and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Atlanta South Comic Con (January 2013)

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Boston Comic Con 2013 Announces Guests

Press Release:

New England’s biggest and best comic book convention returns on April 20-21, 2013 to the Hynes Convention Center! Joining us this year is a veritable who’s who of amazing comic creators. The growing list of special guests includes Sergio Aragones, Mark Bagley, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, David Finch, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Tim Seeley, William Stout, and more to be announced! Tell your friends!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

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 and follow  us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon)  and Facebook!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Adds More Guests

**UPDATE: Dave Gibbons will not be able to take part in this year’s event.**

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the next group of confirmed guest for the 2013 show, taking place the weekend of September 7-8, 2013. Mark Buckingham, Dave Gibbons, Adam Hughes, Paul Levitz, George Perez, Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, and Allison Sohn will all be attending our 14th Annual show !

Mark Buckingham, who is best-known and most-celebrated for his work on the long-running Vertigo title Fables, began his career in 1990 working with Neil Gaiman on Miracleman from Eclipse Comics. Working on such titles as 2000 ADHellblazer, and Shade, the Changing Man, he became a mainstay at DC Comics after taking over art duties on Fables with issue #6. His run on the popular imprint title has earned him four Eisner Awards, including Best New Series in 2003, Best Serialized Story in 2005 and 2006, and Best Artist/Penciler/Inker in 2007.Gibbons Watchmen 1


Legendary artist Dave Gibbons is best known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on the seminal mini-series,Watchmen. With a career that spans more than four decades, Gibbons has provided artowrk for 2000 AD, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, and has worked with such characters as Judge Dredd, Captain America, Superman and Batman. He is currently working on The Secret Service with Mark Millar though Marvel’s Icon imprint.Hughes Fairest


As far as cover artists working in comics today, Adam Hughes is among the very best. A 12-year veteran of Gaijin Studios, Hughes is most widely recognized for his pin-up style renditions of female characters, especially over the course of his long runs as cover artist on Wonder Woman and Catwoman. His most recent work includes the Before Watchmen mini-series, Dr. Manhattan. Hughes won the Harvey Award for Best Cover Artist in 2001, 2002, and 2003.


Paul Levitz has been a mainstay at DCPerez Levitz World's FinestComics since 1972, serving as a writer, editor, and President (2002 – 2009) over the tenure of his career. His name is synonymous with the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he wrote from 1977-1979 and 1981-1989, and he created such notable characters as the Stalker, the Earth-2 Huntress, and Lucien the Librarian. Levitz has since returned to writing the Legion of Super-Heroes for the New 52, as well as the Earth-2 centric book, World’s Finest.


Writer/artist George Perez established himself as a fan-favorite creator during his lengthy runs on Marvel Comics’ Avengers, and DC Comics’ Teen Titans and Wonder Woman. Over the course of his 40-year career, Perez has drawn nearly every character in both the Marvel and DC Universes, and has worked on such ground breaking events as the Infinity GauntletJLA/Avengers, and Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds. In 2011, he reunited with long-time collaborator Marv Wolfman to publish the long-awaited New Teen Titans: Games graphic novel. Currently, he is working as the artist for DC’s World’s Finest with Paul Levitz. Walt Simonson swsor_cv4_r1


Walter Simonson is best known for his run on The Mighty Thor throughout the 1980s. His classic run was recently collected by Marvel in The Mighty Thor Omnibus by Walter Simonson, a massive tome which featured issues #337-355, #357-369, and #371-382, as well as the mini-series, Balder the Brave #1-4. In addition to his work on Thor, Simonson has worked on such titles as Detective ComicsAvengers, and Marvel’s Star Wars comics. In 2010, Simonson received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented at the Harvey Awards.

Louise Simonson began her career in as an editor in 1974 before moving on to writing for Marvel Comics in 1984. She is best known for her work on Power PackX-FactorNSohn sketch cardew Mutants, and Superman: The Man of Steel. In addition to comics, Simonson is an accomplished novelist, having published 14 books between 1993 and 2009.


Sketch card artist Allison Sohn’s work has been showcased in several trading card sets, including: Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 and 5 and the Star Wars 30th Anniversary CollectionWomen of MarvelIndiana Jones HeritageLord of the Rings Masterpieces, Series 1 and 2; and the Red Sonja 35th Anniversary. In addition, she provided the exclusive artwork for both Star Wars Celebration IV and V. In 2011, Sohn was the feature of a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International called Comic-Con How-To: Sketching with Allison Sohn, in which she demonstrated her craft using Copic markers.

“We are so excited to able to announce these great guests for next year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “It’s not even 2013 yet, and with Mark, Dave, Adam, Paul, George, Walter, Louise, and Allison joining the list of guests, the level of top-tier talent for the show is just getting better and better!”

Buckingham, Gibbons, Hughes, Levitz, Perez, the Simonsons and Sohn join already announced guests: Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Barry Kitson (Empire); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

FL – Fourth Anniversary Celebration

George Perez, Laura Tyler, Nathan Szerdy, and Shawn Surface appear at Coliseum of Comics on Saturday, November 17, 2012! Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots!

Coliseum of Comics
Seminole Towne Center
177 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL 32771

Scene on the Web: Cincinnati Comic Expo 2012

A brief look back at the Cincinnati Comic Expo.

Scene on the Web: Cincinnati Comic Expo 2012

Storified by Convention Scene · Tue, Sep 25 2012 14:34:08

Marvel Girl says "Hello" from the Cincinnati Comic Expo. Wormhole
Cincinnati Comic Expo brings thousands of fans downtown: SLIDESHOW – Business CourierMore than 5,000 comic book, science fiction and fantasy fans attended the expanded Cincinnati Comic Expo this past weekend. This year mar…
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Mystique & Nightcrawler at the Cincinnati Comic Expo. Wormhole
Some awesome cosplayers at the Cincinnati Comic Expo! #CCE Pony
Check out Carl (@ChandlerRiggs) of The Walking Dead hanging with the Threadless Zom @ Cincinnati Comic Expo
Last watercolor commission of the Cincinnati Comic Expo done as the lights were going out: the Wise Weaver Petersen
Sitting at my table this past Saturday at Cincinnati Comic Expo. What a fantastic convention. wood
The Epipheo Story Challenge!epipheo
Tony Moore Time Lapse Zombie Sketchdjkamilleon

Scene on the Web Weekly: August 20-26

Updated throughout the week.

Scene on the Web Weekly: August 20-26

Storified by Convention Scene · Mon, Aug 20 2012 15:50:36

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Director Tony Scott Dies Of Apparent Suicide After Brain Cancer News: ENTVentv
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart too uncomfortable to appear in press for "Breaking Dawn: Part 2 – College NewsSource: Gage Skidmore via Flickr Robert Pattinson fans planning to stake Kristen Stewart at the upcoming "Twilight" conventions will have to wait for another appearance. It has been announced that the three stars of the "Twilight" franchise have "opted out" of the film’s final four conventions, which were set to lead up to the final film’s release date, November 16.
The Legal View: Ticket crashes and the Tardis | The BeatTicketfails have become as much a part of fandom as slashfic and cosplay.
THE AVENGERS Deleted Scene Featuring Bruce Banner Post Hulking-Outpromotingfilms
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Batman Maybe (original lyrics)wekejay
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ORDERING PRE-CONVENTION SKETCHES FOR MY 2013 CON APPEARANCES: I will be opening my lists on SEPTEMBER 5th, 2012. As of now my convention schedule includes Dallas Comic Con and London Super Con in February, MegaCon in March, , Boston Comic Con in April; Motor City Comic Con and Houston’s Comicpalooza in May, Supanova Perth and Sydney in June; Florida Super Con and San Diego Comic Con in July. There are other shows still in negotiations,but these are the confirmed shows. Pass the word…George Pérez
To help those interested to make their decisions:<br> <br> Rates for my 2013 pre-convention commissions are as follows<br> Marker Portrait (9”x12”-chest up): $125<br> Marker Portrait with Pencil Tones: $175<br>… Marker Mini-Bust (9”x12”-waist up, including arms): $225<br> Marker Mini-Bust with Pencil Tones: $275<br> Marker Full Figure (on comic board @ 11”x17”): $325<br> Marker Full Figure with Pencil Tones: $400<br> <br> All sketch prices are for single figure only*, usually with no backgrounds unless I choose to add a small bit like rocks, starry skies, geometric shapes, etc.**<br> • I also can do Portrait and Figure combinations like Galactus’ head looming over the rSilver Surfer for $500 (marker only) or $675 (with tones) or two characters interacting (at double the single character rate) LIMIT IS TWO CHARACTERS PER ILLO. <br> • **For the Full-Figure sketches I now offer a little extra detailed background (a gargoyle for Batman to stand on, some machinery, trees, etc., for an extra $100)<br> <br> Payment is to be in cash (in US Dollars, if possible, at foreign shows) when you receive the artwork at the convention. LIMIT TWO COMMISSIONS PER PERSON PER CONVENTION<br> There are plenty of examples of my sketches on my FB pages so that should give you an idea of the quality I strive to achieve to justify the high prices. <br> <br> Starting September 5th, if you’re still interested I just need to know which convention you’ll be attending, the character(s) you’d like, and the format. First come, first served.<br> <br> Good luck!See More</a>George Pérez Fan Page

MegaCon Adds to 2013 Guest List with Gates McFadden, Michael Hogan, Chris Claremont, Steve McNiven, Etc.

Gates McFadden

Press Release:


MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place March 15th – 17th, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Megacon is happy to add to its comic guest list: Chris Claremont, Mike Choi, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sneyd, Jose Delbo, Matteo Scalera, Steve McNiven, Michael Atiyeh, Jimmy Cheung and George Pérez

Other comic book guests include:
Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty, Tim Townsend and Craig Boldman

Many more to be included!

MegaCon is happy to include:
Star Trek:TNG’s “Dr.Crusher”: Gates McFadden
Battlestar Galactica’s “Saul Tigh”: Michael Hogan
Teen Wolf, Slingblade, F Troop: James Hampton

Other Media guests include:
Star Trek:TNG cast members; Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and John DeLancie
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Dean Cain
Star Wars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch
Incredible Hulk: Lou Ferrigno
Ghost Hunters’ International: Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman

Many more to be included!

Back by popular demand Frenchy and the Punk plus new to MegaCon The Ken Spivey Band

Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, RPG gaming events, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2013
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
March 15th – 17th, 2013
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George Pérez Announced as First Guest for Boston Comic Con 2013

Legendary comic artist George Pérez confirmed on his Facebook page that he will appear at the Boston Comic Con next year on April 20-21, 2013! “I believe this will be my first Boston show in almost two decades, so it will be great to get back after so long,” said Pérez. He also mentioned that he will open a pre-con commission list in September, any collectors interested in getting a piece should follow his page for more details. The Boston Comic Con is excited to bring such a prolific artist back to the Bay State after a long hiatus to meet and greet his fans.

About George Pérez:
George Pérez has been a popular artist in the comic book industry since his first run on Avengers in the 70s. He went on to garner more acclaim working with writer Marv Wolfman on many seminal titles for DC Comics, particularly New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths. Pérez later re-launched Wonder Woman as both artist and writer in a run which brought the character into new prominence. Known for his large layout featuring multiple characters, Pérez has drawn several important crossover events including Infinity Gauntlet, JLA/Avengers, and Infinite Crisis. Most recently he was the artist on Superman in DC’s New 52.

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 2oth 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 and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Photo by Gage Skidmore

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