November 25, 2012 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories
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!
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 www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Halo-8 to introduce star of HACK/SLASH at San Diego Comic Con
- Studio’s con presence will include panels on tech initiatives & creator-owned transmedia -
- limited-edition merch to include Grant Morrison by Camilla D’Errico & new Godkiller -
Comics, Film & Transmedia Studio Halo-8 has a lot planned for San Diego Comic Con 2011.
Announcement of Cassie Hack-tress
The most eagerly anticipated event is Halo-8?s introduction of the star playing Cassie Hack in the upcoming Hack/Slash illustrated film.
The actress, who is also appearing at SDCC for a panel promoting another genre-series she stars in, will join creator Tim Seeley and director Matt Pizzolo at Halo-8?s panel Saturday 7pm in Room 9.
The Hack/Slash illustrated film is currently in production. It mixes comic book sequential art with 3D CGI and, in a new twist for Halo-8, rotoscoped animation of live-action performances.
“Cassie is a great role and there are a lot of established actresses who’d love to bring her to life. We feel really blessed by the actress we’ve selected to take on the role–not only is she a fan-favorite but she herself is a fan of Tim, Cassie, and Vlad” said Pizzolo, who is directing the film and designing its visual style. “With Hack/Slash, we’re working more with green screen and roto-style animation, so this actress will literally be taking on Cassie’s skin.”
In the past, actresses including Megan Fox and Kat Dennings have spoken publicly about how they’d love to play Cassie Hack, and a Twitter campaign #AllisonScag4Cassie trended for Warehouse-13?s Allison Scagliotti to win the coveted role.
Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods limited DVD
Patrick Meaney’s documentary about the beloved and controversial writer behind All-Star Superman, Batman Inc., The Invisibles, We3,and New X-Men will be available on DVD at the Halo-8 booth with a limited edition cover by illustrator Camilla D’Errico. Meaney will also be appearing at the Halo-8 booth to autograph DVDs and answer questions throughout the con.
Godkiller trade, new epilogue, & spinoff mini-series
The 6-issue Godkiller: Walk Among Us series will be collected for the first time in a 230-page trade paperback that includes an all-new 15-page epilogue.
The Godkiller spinoff mini-series The Long Knives: Becoming Vultures will also debut at SDCC in the form of a 222-page graphic novel (book 1 of 2).
With Godkiller 2: Tomorrow’s Ashes currently in production, new art will be unveiled at Con.
- Horror on the Paneled Page
[Thurs 1:30-2:30, Room 24ABC]
Pizzolo is appearing on the AICN Comics: Horror on the Paneled Pagepanel with Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire), David Quinn (Faust), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor), Brea Grant & Zane Grant (We Will Bury You), and Mark L Miller (moderator, Ain’t It Cool News) to talk about comics & horror.
- Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts
[Fri 7:00-8:00, Room 7AB]
Director Patrick Meaney and DP/Producer Jordan Rennert will host a panel with previews and discussions of the upcoming documentary, which features interviews with Warren Ellis (obviously), Ben Templesmith (Fell), Dame Helen Mirren (RED), Matt Fraction(Invincible Iron Man), Claudio Sanchez (Coheed & Cambria), Stoya(pornstar), Joe Quesada (Marvel CCO), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Phil Jimenez (New X-Men), and many more.
Pizzolo will run a short demo at the panel showcasing the EtherFilm technology Halo-8 is designing for an interactive release of Captured Ghosts (the EtherFilm format will be more fully discussed at Halo-8?s Saturday panel).
- Halo-8 Comics, Animation & Creator-Owned Transmedia
[Sat 7:00-8:00, Room 9]
Halo-8?s panel this year will focus on how technology and transmedia can disrupt comics in a way that is beneficial to creators.
Pizzolo will demo Halo-8?s EtherFilm technology, which merges film, comics, animation, & more into a new platform of interactive, transmedia storytelling.
The panel will also discuss the success of the creator-owned Godkiller,which had one of the broadest releases for a creator-owned property this year through accounts ranging from Best Buy & Hot Topic to Comcast & Time Warner Cable & Verizon FiOS to Playstation & Xbox & Netflix & Hulu to movie theaters. Godkiller’s unique release included availability in 80-million homes through cable-VOD and was watched digitally (thru rental, subscription, or ad-supported) nearly 20,000 times in the past two weeks alone even though it’s been more than a year since the initial release. This approach can serve as a blueprint for creators interested in using technology to reach exponentially broader audiences.
The panel will reach its climactic conclusion when Tim Seeley presents the star of Hack/Slash.
Artist Kyle Strahm signs on Wednesday, June 22 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
Hurley’s Heroes Comics & Games
1515 West 10th Street, Joplin, MO 64801
Nate Bellegarde and Ransom Getty sign on Friday, April 29th from 4pm – 7pm at New England Comics in Allston!
Artists on INVINCIBLE, HACK/SLASH, GUARDIANS OF THE GLOBE and BRIT.
If you can’t make it to the signing, all of them will appear at Boston Comic Con on Saturday April 30th – Sunday May 1st!
New England Comics
131 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Creator Tim Seeley and cover model Mariposa Rose sign at Past Present Future Comics on Sunday February 13, 2011 from 12pm – 5pm.
Past Present Future Comics
1387 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL
Hack/Slash Creator Tim Seeley and cover model Mariposa Rose appear together for the 1st time ANYWHERE on Saturday Feb. 12th from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.
PLUS: HUGE store wide and sidewalk sales all weekend long!
The FSC exclusive HACK/SLASH #1 variant is VERY LIMITED. There were only 1,000 printed. We have 500 copies and New Dimension Comics in Pennsylvania has 500 copies. Florida Super Comics and Past Present Future Comics are the ONLY two stores in the entire country (outside of PA) where you can get a copy of the book! This is the only event planned where both the books creator (Tim Seeley) and the cover model (Mariposa) are scheduled to appear together! Don’t miss out!
In addition to the Hack/Slash launch, there’s a ton of other things planned for the weekend at Florida Super Comics, including the FSC GEEK VALENTINE PARTY & SALE!
Florida Super Comics
5917 S. University Drive, Davie, FL. 33328
Tim Seeley, Scott Allie, and Shane White sign on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 from 7:00PM-10:00PM
Things From Another World (TFAW) is kicking off the New Year with a BASH you won’t forget–a signing with Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley (The Occultist, Ant Man & Wasp). He’ll be joined by two of his Hack/Slash Trailers Part 2 contributors, Scott Allie (Buffy Season 8, Solomon Kane) and Shane White (Fractured Fables, One Month to Live) Tuesday, January 4 at the Hollywood Things From Another World location at 4133 NE Sandy Blvd. from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Things from Another World
4133 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Creator/Writer TIM SEELEY, Cover Artist JENNY FRISON and… both CASSIE HACK and VLAD will be here in person! Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #1 comes out on June 9th so you can rest assured we’ll have plenty of copies on hand for this event.
So bring you camera and dress-up yourself if you want… but be warned, if your costume is TOO realistic, Cassie just may have to put you down.
We’ll also have representatives from Venom Energy on hand distributing samples of Venom; just what every slasher-hunter needs to keep their energy up during a hard-fought battle with vicious psychopaths.
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!