Fan Expo Canada 2012 Comic Book Expo Lineup to Include Stan Lee, Neal Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, and More
IT’S A BIRD…IT’S A PLANE…IT’S THIS YEAR’S COMIC BOOK EXPO LINEUP
Among This Year’s Featured Guests: Stan Lee, Neal Adams, Kevin J Anderson, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo and Many More!
Tickets On Sale Now For This Ultimate Four-Day Fan Experience – August 23-26
TORONTO, ON (August 9, 2012) – As if having Stan Lee on board isn’t enough, this year’s Fan Expo Canada™ offers amazing programming supported by some of the biggest names in Comic Art. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to face-off in sketching duels, have their portfolios reviewed by industry experts, contribute to a mega mural as well as meet and interact with legendary comic artists.
Festival highlights include:
· Screenwriting for animation panel discussion
· ReBoot Retrospective with creator Gavin Blair
· Pitching you creator-owned comics
· Industry Roundtable discussion with Ty Templeton, Canadian comic book artist and writer
· A unique Q&A with the creators of CHEW
· Power Rangers mega mural created by fans
Some of this year’s celebrity guests, comprising some of the world’s most legendary names in Comic Art, include:
· STAN LEE (Legendary creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and many more)
· KEVIN J ANDERSON (International best-selling and award winning author)
· KAARE ANDREWS (Ultimate comics cover artist)
· GREG CAPULLO (Batman artist)
· J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (Marvel cover artist – Spider-Man)
· JIMMY CHEUNG (Avengers vs. X-Men Artist)
· NEAL ADAMS (Legendary comic artist)
Celebrating 18 years as the Comic Con of the North, Fan Expo Canada™ will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre August 23-26, 2012.
With over 80,000 fans expected and more than 700 exhibitors and retail vendors covering over 400,000 square feet, Fan Expo CanadaÔ is going to be the hottest event of the summer.
For ticket information visit: http://www.fanexpocanada.com/tickets/
As the comics industry looks forward to another Comic-Con jam-packed with the industry’s greatest talents, IDW Publishing is excited to give fans a preview of the creators that will be available at booth #2643 throughout the show!
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, your IDW All-Stars!
Wednesday July 11th Preview Night
6:00 – 8:00 SPECIAL EVENT! Richard Starks’ Parker: The Score Launch Party – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00 SPECIAL EVENT! Neal Adams’ Thrill Kill: Artist’s Edition Portfolio Launch Party – Neal Adams
Thursday July 12th
11:00 – 12:00 Deadworld – Gary Reed
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 2:30 Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla – Duane Swierczynski
3:00 – 4:00 Love and Capes – Thom Zahler (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00 TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano
5:00 – 6:00 30 Days of Night, Frankenstein: Alive, Alive – Steve Niles
6:00 – 7:00 Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
6:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan
Friday July 13th
10:00 – 11:00 Kill Shakespeare – Andy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
11:00 – 12:00 Memorial – Chris Roberson
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 3:00 Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 KISS – Gene Simmons, Chris Ryall, Jamal Igle (*ticketed signing – See employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Dungeons & Dragons – Steve Ellis
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!)
6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters – Dan Schoening, Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones, Luis Antonio Delgado, Nick Runge
6:00 – 7:00 Crawl to Me – Alan Robert
Saturday July 14th
10:00 – 11:00 Night of 1,000 Wolves – Bobby Curnow, Dave Wachter
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan
11:00 – 12:00 Zombies vs Robots – Chris Ryall, Brea Grant, Jeff Conner
12:00 – 1:00 The Crow – John Shirley, Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!)
1:00 – 2:00 Silent Hill – Tom Waltz
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation – Brannon Braga, Joe Corroney (Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00 Nevsky: A Hero of the People – Ben McCool, Steve Saffel
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. JOE– Mike Costa, Larry Hama (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
6:00 – 7:00 True Blood – Michael McMillian, Joe Corroney
Sunday July 15th
11:00 – 12:00 Doctor Who – Mark Buckingham, Joshua Fialkov
12:00 – 1:00 TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano
1:00 – 2:00 Zombies! – Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00 Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
3:00 – 4:00 Danger Girl – J. Scott Campbell
*Look for more signings to be scheduled! Rocketeer! Joe Jusko! Amanda Conner! All this, plus Ashley Wood and the 3A crew signing all weekend!
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.
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On November 18-21, 2011, Creative Talent had it’s third annual CTN Animation Expo. Every year, this con seems to grow more and more. With big companies, artists, and big names in the animation industry, this is THE show to go to if you are involved with the animation industry and want to break in. From portfolio reviews, to insightful panels, and even just soaking in the ambience and drawing with other artists in the lobby, CTN is full of creative talent that is waiting to be the next big name in animation. I highly recommend anyone interested going into the field to come out and experience this awesome show. And one big tip I heard throughout the weekend: No one will hire you if you don’t show your stuff. Post it on blogs, get your portfolio out there, make yourself seen. All it takes is one chance. And now, onto some pictures from this weekend:
The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the schedule of Autograph and Photo Op Sessions with Guest of Honor Stan Lee taking place this weekend at the show. The show will be held on August 20-21, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The schedule for the weekend is as follows (ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE):
Saturday, August 20
10:30am -11:00am – Photo Op
11:00am – 12:30pm – Autograph Session
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Autograph Session
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Photo Op
3:00pm – 4:30pm – Autograph Session
4:30pm – 5:00pm – Photo Op
Sunday, August 21
10:00am -10:30am – Photo Op
10:30am – 12:00pm – Autograph Session
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Photo Op
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Autograph Session
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Stan Lee Spotlight – Face Front, True Believers! This is a panel no comics fan will want to miss as Jimmy Palmiotti sits down with the one and only Stan “The Man” Lee! He is a Founding Father of the Marvel Universe and the face of Marvel Comics to legions of fans. Join the writer, editor, actor, and legend as he discusses his illustrious career. Excelsior! (ROOM 307-308)
* all Stan Lee autograph sessions are managed by Desert Wind Comics and all photo ops are managed by Froggy’s Photos. Times and events are subject to change.
In addition, fans can pick up some limited-edition Stan Lee memorabilia at the show this weekend, including: a lithograph by artist J. Scott Campbell; a lithograph by artist Jason Palmer, courtesy of POW! Entertainment; and a collectible pint glass courtesy of Toon Tumblers.
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|So Cal Comic Con|
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|About This Convention|
|The So Cal Comic Con is proud to announce that the Guest of Honor for the 2nd show will be none other than fan-favorite artist and creator J. Scott Campbell! A previous resident of San Diego while working at Wildstorm Productions, Campbell is known throughout the world for his artistic rendering of attractive women and dynamic pencilling on titles such as Gen 13, his creator owned titles Danger Girl and Wildsiderz, and his stunning covers for Amazing Spider-Man and other popular Marvel Comics titles.In addition to Mr. Campbell, the So Cal Comic Con is also hosting comic creators such as Keu Cha (Hex), the Garage Art Studios team (Tony Fleecs, Chris Moreno, Tone Rodriguez, and Mark dos Santos), penciller Joel Gomez (Flashpoint: Reverse Flash), local artist David Miller, and inker Joe Weems. Blogger Michael Hamersky (ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com) will be broadcasting LIVE from the event! Comic books can be autographed and receive the prestigious CGC Signature Series label designation for any guest at our show.
Admission to the show is only $5, or $4 with a flyer from your local Southern California comic book shop. Kids 13 and under get in free with a paid adult admission. Buy your tickets at the door. Free gift bags will be provided to the 1st 100 fans in attendance, filled with donated comics and posters from our sponsors (IDW, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Top Cow/Image, and more)
The 2nd annual So Cal Comic Con will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Oceanside Boys and Girls Club, located at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054. Raffles will be held throughout the day for amazing prizes like a copy of X-Men #1 from 1963 signed by Stan Lee! We are hosting over a dozen vendors, including Southern California Comics, Super-Con/Steve Wyatt, Terry’s Comics, Comic Madness, The Comic Cellar, Echo Base Toys, Comic Gallery, GoDaddyO’s Comic Book Hideout, Mike’s Collectibles N’ Stuff, Angelo’s Comics, Desert Wind Comics, FVF Comics, and more!
ABOUT THE SO CAL COMIC CON
|Venue Name and Address|
|Oceanside Boys and Girls Club
401 Country Club Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
|Please select the Category that best describes the convention|
|J. Scott Campbell, Keu Cha, Tone Rodriguez, Chris Moreno, Joe Weems, Tony Fleecs, Mark dos Santos, Joel Gomez, David Miller|
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HERO INITIATIVE TRAVELS TO SAN DIEGO
Exclusive Overstreet, Hero Comics 2011 and “Fantasy Camp” Auctions are Highlights
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 13, 2011) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is rolling into Comic-Con International: San Diego in a BIG way.
Hero will be at booth #5003 at the San Diego Con, July 20-24 at the San Diego Convention Center with a variety of great activities for attendees.
• Hero’s exclusive hardcover edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #41 will make its world premiere at San Diego! The limited edition of only 500 copies, with great and exclusive new art by comics legend John Romita, Sr., will be available at $35 a copy. Last year’s exclusive Guides FLEW out the door, so get to booth #5003 QUICKLY!
• San Diego is also the world premiere for Hero Comics 2011 from IDW Publishing and comics’ most beloved editor, Scott Dunbier. The new fundraising book features 32 pages of all-new material, including an exclusive “Elephantmen” story by Richard Starkings and Dougie Braithwaite, and a NEW “Chew” story from John Layman and Rob Guillory. But MOST importantly, Hero Comics reunites the original “Sandman” creative team of Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg and Sam Kieth for “My Last Landlady,” their first collaboration in more than 20 years! Hero Comics 2011 is available with covers by J. Scott Campbell or Adam Hughes at a mere $4. A small amount of Campbell sketch variants will be available for $8 each.
• Hero is your EXCLUSIVE conduit to get your books submitted under CGC’s prestigious Signature Series when signed by Dave Gibbons or Joe Quesada! See CGC’s Website or drop off at the CGC booth at San Diego NO later than Friday, July 22 to take advantage of this special, limited offer!
• Hero’s famous “fantasy camp” eBay auctions can get you private time with Joe Quesada, a sketch from Dave Gibbons, or secrets from the Fables team of Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, all aboard Hero’s luxury yacht with some great food and drink, besides! Check out Hero’s eBay auctions to bid NOW!
• And of course, no convention is complete without a bountiful bevy of talented writers and artists parked at the Hero booth to sign autographs and do sketches. Check out your faves at these times:
WED., JUL 20 (con hours 530-900)
600-900: Scott “Kaiser” Koblish
THUR., JUL 21 (con hours 900-700)
930-1030: Bill Morrison
1030-1130: Jamal Igle
1130-130: Mark Buckingham
130-330: Albert Morales and Victor Olazaba
330-530: Tim Seeley
530-630: Roy Thomas
FRI., JUL 22 (con hours 900-700)
930-1130: Dan Jurgens
1130-1230: Jimmy Palmiotti
1230-130: Sage Michael
130-330: Tony Parker
330-430: Andy Smith
430-530: Frank Tieri
530-700: Kevin Eastman
SAT., JUL 23 (con hours 900-700)
1000-1100: Albert Morales and Victor Olazaba
1130-100: Kevin Eastman
200-330: Greg Pak
330-430: Andy Smith
430-530: Marv Wolfman
530-700: Ken Lashley
SUN., JUL 24 (con hours 900-500)
1000-1130: Alan Davis
1130-130: Albert Morales and Victor Olazaba
130-230: Sage Michael
330-430: Walt and Louise Simonson
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
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Via his Facebook page, J. Scott Campbell has announced that the following 2 hardcover collections will make their debut at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego:
Via Pittsburgh Comicon:
Stan “The Man” Lee is returning to the Pittsburgh Comicon, April 21-23, 2012. We are thrilled to have Stan back in the Burgh!! Stan is joining a guest list that already includes J. Scott Campbell, George Perez, Jim Balent, Scott McDaniel and we’re just getting started. This is going to be our biggest show ever with more surprises on the way!!!! Tickets are on sale now at our website www.pittsburghcomicon.com
More details about Stan’s appearance will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for other great announcements at www.pittsburghcomicon or you can keep up with all the convention news on our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter. (pitt_comicon)
We’ll be back in touch with more exciting news soon!!!
Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon
April 21, 22, 23, 2012
Monroeville Convention Center
May 18, 2011 by Colin Solan
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Boston Comic Con 2011 was an unparalleled success!! With an enormous guest list and a new location it was a sink-or-swim moment for the growing convention. Thankfully, they came through and saw a 50% increase in attendance from the previous year and have received rave reviews from guests, fans, and retailers alike. The move to the Hynes Convention Center proved to be an invaluable decision as the venue is far more suited to the convention’s needs than previous sites and its central location in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay made access to food, drink, lodgings, and public transportation much easier.
A flurry of activity went on inside the Hynes that weekend between sketches drawn, comics signed, cosplay photographed, and panel questions asked. Highlights include:
Word is the “Women in Comics” panel held a fiesty debate about gender issues in the comics industry between panelists Stephanie Buscema, Allison Sohn, Ming Doyle (pictured at left), Sara Richard, and Marsha Cooke.
Another fun panel was Frank Cho’s “How to Draw Like a Bad-Ass” in which he solicited ideas from the audience and then raffled off tickets to win the piece drawn. Ultimately he drew a picture of the Avengers’ Tigra fighting off a horde of ninja on a subway train.
The biggest announcement of the convention was the unveiling of Teenage Satan, a multimedia enterprise created by Stephanie Buscema, Marsha Cooke, and Candis Cooke. It’s a webcomic, app, and video game all in one. They also held a swanky after-hours party with burlesque performances provided by the Boston Babydolls which were both titillating and haunting. Check out TeenageSatan.com for more information!
This year’s costume contest was big hit with cosplayers breaking out their best capes and masks. The winner was a B.A. Baracus who pitied the fool who broke character. Another standout was the giant, working mecha suit built by a team of MIT students.
Tim Sale’s birthday was on the Sunday of the convention and he was surprised at his panel with a cake provided by the Riot Grrls.
DC Comics Editorial Director Mark Chiarello and Legendary Comics Editor-in-Chief Bob Schreck were both on-hand to review artists portfolio and give advice and tips to the aspiring comic book creators of tomorrow.
Golden Age legend Joe Kubert was only scheduled to appear Sunday but decided to make a surprise appearance on Saturday to the delight of fans and organizers alike. He represented the Kubert School which is the finest institution teaching the craft of creating comics.
Several of the big name artists were much in demand for sketches and signatures including J. Scott Campbell, Frank Quitely, Arthur Adams, Dave Johnson, Matt Wagner, Tony Harris, and more. Sadly, this convention marked the last that superstar artist Adam Hughes will take a sketch request list as he found one of the three he finished in Boston already being sold on ebay mere hours after the show ended. In the future he will auction off sketch requests on ebay beforehand, one per each day of the convention he’s attending.
Finally Boston Comic Con has announced the dates of next year’s show will be April 21-22, 2012! After such a phenomenal convention this year they are also happy to say that they will be returning once again to the Hynes Convention Center! Some big name guests are already lined up and will be announced in the months to come. Follow their website (www.bostoncomiccon.com) as well as the Facebook page and Twitter feed to stay up-to-date on the latest information as it is released! RSVP on Facebook!
Photos marked with an asterisk (*) are property of Andy Ihnatko. Check more of his photos from Boston Comic Con 2011 at the link!
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Stop on by the Hynes Convention Center in Boston this weekend, April 30 – May 1! Stop and chat with me, Convention Scene’s News Editor Joe Fauvel, in Artist Alley 415. I’ll also be selling Knightshift Entertainment’s titles CRY and Assassins’ Guild.
Boston Comic Con 2011 – THIS COMING WEEKEND!
It’s here! The wait is over! The Boston Comic Con is back – bigger and better than ever. The convention will be held this weekend: Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 7pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.
Tickets are available at the door or online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!
The BCC guest list is best and most talked about guest list in the country this year. This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever! Check it out:
Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, J Scott Campbell, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, Ryan Benjamin, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more!
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.