GraniteCon 2013 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Press Release:

Granitecon 2013 is just over five weeks away! Join us September 28th and 29th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire! To celebrate ten years of Granitecon we’re expanding to two days, moving to the larger Expo Center and assembling our largest guest list ever! Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!

graniteconGuests include:
Chris Giarrusso – Mini Marvels
Ben Templesmith – Ten Grand, 30 Days of Night
Ethan Van Sciver – Green Lantern, Batman
Arthur Suydam – Marvel Zombies
Katie Cook – My Little Pony
Art Baltazar – Tiny Titans
Ron Marz – Witchblade, Green Lantern
Mark Texiera – Ghost Rider
David Petersen – Mouse Guard
Dan Parent – Archie Comics
Craig Rousseau – The Perhapanauts

Plus Voice Actors Including:
Jess Harnell – Animaniacs, The Cleveland Show
Rob Paulsen – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs
Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Grey Delisle – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Scooby-Doo, Fairly OddParents

See the full guest list and buy tickets at www.granitecon.com!

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GraniteCon 2012 Adds The Goon, Tinkerballa & More

GraniteCon announces a new round of guests for their show on Sunday June 10, 2012!

NEW MEDIA GUEST ADDED! Amy Okuda! From the hit online web series The Guild, Amy, who plays Tink on the series, is doing a RARE EAST COAST APPEARANCE at Granitecon! On top of appearing in the “The Guild” (which will have a comic out for Free Comic Book Day, as well as other issues released by Dark Horse), Amy has also been on the series “Californication” and “Bite Me”! She will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans throughout the day for $10! We’re excited to have Amy at the show!

NEW GUEST ADDED! Eric Powell! Another Granitecon first, Eric, who is best known as the creator of The Goon, has also worked on titles ranging from Dark Horse to DC, including Superman: Escape from Bizarro World and most recently IDW’s Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters! We are extremely pleased to be having Eric for the show!

NEW GUEST ADDED! Charles Paul Wilson III! Returning to Granitecon, Charles has continued work on the series Stuff of Legend, alongside one of our other guests, Mike Raicht! Be sure to also pick up your copy of Stuff of Legend at Free Comic Book Day on May 5th to have him sign it at the show!

NEW GUEST ADDED! Charles Soule, writer of Image Comics “27″, Slave Labor Graphic’s “Strongman” and the upcoming “Strange Attractors” from Archaia!

Previously announced guests include Braden Lamb, Jason Ciamarella, Keith Champagne, Mark McKenna, Mike Raicht, Ming Doyle, and Shelli Paroline!

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GraniteCon 2012 Announces Guests

January 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Hampshire

Granitecon in Manchester, NH takes place this year on Sunday, June 10th 2012! Save the date and stay tuned for more details as the show comes closer! RSVP on Facebook!

Keith Champagne! No stranger to Granitecon (his last show was in 2008!), Keith has written and drawn several books over the past 15 years including WWE Heroes, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, Brightest Day, Ghostbusters and co-created The Mighty (to name a few of his projects)! We’re happy to welcome Keith back up to the Granite State for our June 10th show!

Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb! Both appearing at their first Granitecon, they have recently collaborated together on the Muppets and will be working together on the upcoming ADVENTURE TIME comic! And be sure you stop by your local comic shop on Free Comic Day in 2012 to pick up a copy of Adventure Time to have it be signed at the show!

Jason Ciamarella! Local author Jason is the co-writer with Joe Hill on Kodiak and the Eisner-nominated The Cape!

Mark McKenna! Appearing at his first Granitecon, Mark has worked on hundreds of books including Invincible Ironman, The Punisher, Aquaman, Exiles and most recently his creator owned series Banana Tail!

Mike Raicht! Appearing at his second Granitecon (his first was last year!), Mike has worked on a slew of projects for Marvel when he was an editor (including Wolverine, Exiles, and Black Panther, to name a few) and currently writes the limted series The Pack, while working on the series Stuff of Legend!

Ming Doyle! Attending her first ever Granitecon, Ming recently had drawn up the art for a short story in Fantastic Four #600! In the past, she has worked on Jennifer’s Body, Hunter’s Fortune, Popgun Anthology and Marvel’s Girl Comics!

GraniteCon 2011 Report

Double Midnight Comics hosted their annual Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH this past Sunday. Despite the wet weather, it was a packed house with several cosplayers showing up in character. Guests included local writers of The Cape Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella plus artist Zach Howard, who received many well-wishes on their recent Eisner Award nomination. Artist Sean Gordon Murphy talked about his upcoming storyarc on American Vampire and what it was like working with Grant Morrison on Joe the Barbarian. And several contributors, including co-creators Rich Woodall and Adam Miller, from the ZombieBomb Comic Anthology were on hand to meet fans. It may only be a one-day show but supporting local homegrown conventions like this is the best way to encourage them to grow and for retailers to bring in more comic creators for signings. Thanks, Double Midnight!

The Cape team poses with a signed page (L - R: Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, Joe Hill)

Rich Woodall flaunts the latest issue of ZombieBomb!

The Walking Dead Invades Granite State Comicon 2011

Granite State Comicon returns to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire on May 15th! Special guests include Tony Moore, Sean Murphy, and Zach Howard with many more to come!  Be sure to come out to the most exciting one-day comic show in the northeast!

Special Guest: Tony Moore!

Tony Moore is a cosmic cowboy and comic creator from a small Kentucky town, where he was raised on a steady diet of fried game, cathode rays, and funnybooks. Moore’s notable illustration work launching The Walking Dead was nominated for two Eisner Awards (2004: Best New Series, and 2005: Best Cover Artist), and The Walking Dead has since become cable’s highest-rated drama, airing on AMC.

Moore went on to co-create the booze-fueled space western Fear Agent with Rick Remender at Dark Horse, and the creepy gonzo thriller The Exterminators with Simon Oliver at DC/Vertigo. His recent work includes wild runs on Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider and Punisher.

He spends his days shooting at things in the woods, and helping his wife chase their squealing baby daughter.

Special Guest: Sean Murphy!

Sean Murphy was born in Nashua, NH in the fall of 1980. He got interested in comics in grade school and spent many afternoons of his childhood drawing instead of making friends.

His formal education started in Salem, NH as an apprentice to Leslie Swank, local painter, cartoonist and WWII vet. After graduating Pinkerton Academy high school in 1999 he attended Massachusetts College of Art (Boston) and then the Savannah College of Art and Design. He started working professionally before graduating with titles like Star Wars and Noble Causes, then moved to Hollywood while working on various other projects for Dark Horse Comics. His career started gaining more steam when DC Comics offered him titles like Hellblazer, Batman/Scarecrow: Year One and Teen Titans. In 2005 he published his first original graphic novel called Off Road, which went on to win an American Library Association award for young adults. In 2009 he teamed with writer Grant Morrison for the critically acclaimed Joe the Barbarian for Vertigo Comics. In 2010 he will be teaming with writer Scott Snyder for an American Vampire mini-series.

Special Guest: Zach Howard!

Zach Howard may not look like anyone likes him, but the truth is: almost four people like Zach. First there’s his mom – she definitely likes him.

Then there’s Zach’s mailman – he always smiles when he sees Zach. (What more proof does one need?) The third person is Brett Butler, the comedienne. Zach is a big fan of hers and once at one of her shows Zach wouldn’t stop laughing. “I like this guy,” she said as she pointed generally in Zach’s direction. The whole crowd heard her. And last but not least is Zach’s dog, Zach Junior.

If you think there’s a chance you’d like Zach, please, please, please become a member of the Zach Howard Appreciation Society. Registration has been open since 1980, and if you’re the first to sign up you’ll receive a signed picture of Zach, delivered by Zach himself. Please be sure to have a meal waiting for him when he arrives. (He loves Dinty Moore!)

Currently you can find Zach living in Colorado, where he draws pictures of men in tights for Warner Brothers and Disney. Zach insists the woman living in his house is his wife, but no documentation has been provided to substantiate this claim.

More Announcements Coming Soon!

GraniteCon Rolls On

Granitecon returns to Manchester, NH on May 23rd!  This is our BIG annual show and we’re looking to make this one to remember!

Guests include:

Craig Rousseau
Khoi Pham
Charles Paul Wilson III
Chris Moreno
Cliff Rathburn
Becky Cloonan
Tim Seeley
Talent Caldwell
Eric Basaldua

Check out Granitecon.com for all the info, we’re jamming a lot of stuff into a one day show!  There are dozens of artists, new dealers, video game tournaments, card game tournaments, panels, a costume contest, a silent auction, and more!  It’s gonna be epic!

The show runs from 10am-4pm at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in downtown Manchester located at 700 Elm Street!  Admission is $7 for adults, kids under 10 get in FREE!  Come in costume and get in FREE!  There is plenty of FREE on street parking!  First 150 paid attendees will receive a FREE Iron Man & War Machine print by artist Sara Richard

Check out our Facebook Fan Page and become a fan!

Please note Ron Garney and Walt Flanagan have had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict!

GraniteCon Updates for 2010

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So what’s up with Granitecon in 2010?  Quite a bit actually!  On Sunday March 14th we launch our NEW Nashua show at the Radission with featured guest Walter Flanagan of View Askew fame!  Walter is the artist of Kevin Smith’s Batman series Cacophony and Widening Gyre! Plus we’re bringing together the Atomic Robo team of Scott Wegener and Brian Clevinger together for the first time at Granitecon!

Then on Sunday May 23rd we’ve got our annual Manchester show!  We’re moving the show into the Armory room at the Center of NH which will allow more room for dealers, artists, and special events!  Our special guests in Manchester include artists Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, Iron Man: Armor Wars), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), returning guest Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers), and the recently added Charles Paul Wilson III (Stuff of Legend) with additional guest announcements coming soon!

Look for a newly revamped granitecon.com coming soon with all the latest info!  And check out our Facebook Fan Page and become a fan!

Granite State Comicon (May 2009)

Convention Website: http://www.granitecon.com

Date(s):: 5/31/2009

Location: Radisson Center of NH, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101 USA

Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 90

Projected Attendance:: 750

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The Granite State Comicon Heads Back to Hampshire

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The Granite State Comicon is coming back to Manchester New Hampshire on May 31st! The state’s largest comic convention features dealers from all over the region with the latest and greatest comics, games, action figures and more! The Granite State Comicon also has an oversized artist’s alley featuring special guests Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Pop Mhan (Spyboy, Batgirl), Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo, Killer of Demons), Keith Champagne (The Mighty), Norman Lee (Marvel Adventures Spider-man), The Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures) and many more local favorites!!! The game zone features video gaming tournaments, a Naruto CCG tournament and a massive Yu-Gi-Oh tournament for a Nintendo DSi!!! The day’s other events include raffles and freebies at the door, an open cartooning workshop, the Sweetongeeks.com singles wall and a live podcast of Josh & Ben’s Near Mint Comic Show!

The Star Wars 501st Stormtrooper Legion and Alderaan Base will be returning to the show so you can have your picture taken with your favorite Star Wars characters!

The Granite State Comicon is being held at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street in the heart of downtown Manchester. Admission is just $5, kids under 10 get in FREE with paid adult admission. There is plenty of free on street parking around the facility!

For all the latest info check out www.granitecon.com