Gemstone Publishing Gets Ready for Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Gemstone Publishing, home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, marks the publisher’s return to the Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center, on FridaySunday, September 22-24, 2017.

Creative Director Mark Huesman, Associate Editor Amanda Sheriff, Director of Operations Mike Wilbur, Assistant Editor Carrie Wood, and Vice-President of Publishing J.C. Vaughn will all be on hand at different times during the show at Booth #2203.

“We’re excited to be back at the Baltimore Comic-Con, our hometown show. Attendees at this convention have rightly come to expect one of the most comic-centered conventions with a tremendous guest-to-attendee ratio. We’re looking forward to talking with everyone at this year’s con,” said Associate Editor Amanda Sheriff.

With The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 already sold out and the standard editions marching in that direction, the Gemstone team will be talking with fans and retailers about their upcoming projects, including The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Horror (due out October 4) and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide#48 (July 2018). The company also expects to announce at least one new project during the Baltimore Comic-Con.

On Saturday, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in Room 347-348 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Gemstone and the Guide will host their popular panel, “LICENSED! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics.” From the Disney work of Carl Barks to Zorro by Alex Toth, from Planet of the Apes to Star Wars, and from The Micronauts to G.I. Joe, licensed titles have been an exciting part of the fabric of comics. Join The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide for a lively discussion of licensed comics with Mark Wheatley (Doctor WhoJonny QuestTarzan), James Kuhoric (Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, Hatchet), Joseph Rybandt (Editor – Dynamite Entertainment) and Overstreet’s own J.C. Vaughn (24Stargate AtlantisStargate Universe).

Amanda Sheriff, who led the Gemstone team and other contributors through The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Movie Posters and The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Concert Posters, and Carrie Wood, who similarly pulled together The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Video Games and The Overstreet Guide To Cosplay, will both be available to sign copies of those books (those titles and others will be on sale at the Gemstone booth).

They’ll also be more than happy to talk about the upcoming release The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Horror, the latest in Gemstone’s “How To” line and the company’s first genre-specific book. It turns the spotlight on action figures, statues, comics, toys, premiums, movie posters, screen-used items, autographs, games, and other items. It showcases actors, directors, and collectors, first edition books and out-of-print VHS and DVDs. It looks at The Walking Dead, Universal Monsters, Hammer horror, EC Comics, Friday the 13th, Godzilla, video games, ’60s TV shows, sci-fi horror such as Alien, and more. Scream Queen Linnea Quigley wrote the book’s foreword.

“Like all of our books, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Horror is designed to inform newcomers and offer experienced collectors new insights and possibly new ways to look at their collections and collecting habits,” Sheriff said. “I’m personally looking forward to talking with the fans at the Baltimore Comic-Con about it and our other upcoming projects.”

Gemstone will also have copies of this year’s Free Comic Book Day offering, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting, available free of charge at the booth while supplies last. Cover artist Billy Tucci (ShiSgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion) and interior artists Brendon and Brian Fraim (The FlightStarring Sonya Deveraux) are also scheduled to be at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

NY – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

The Comic Book Depot celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 11:00am to 5:00pm!

Limited to 5 FREE FCBD comics per person

Special guests
Billy Tucci 11-1pm
Jim Shooter 11-1pm
JC Vaughn 11-1pm
Joe Kelly 11-12:30pm
Zeea Adams 12noon-3pm
Sean Chen 1-2pm
Creees Hyunsung Lee 1-2pm
Mr. PoppinTwist 11-1pm
Magician Mike Rossetti 11-1pm


Cosplay
Sales
25-cent comics
upto 75% off graphic novels
10% off graded comics
25% off back issues
15% off new comics

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The Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-9337

NY – Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children Signing

Creators Jim Shooter and J.C. Vaughn will be at Best Comics Wednesday, February 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM to sign their latest book Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children! Come in and get your copy signed and pick up the BEST COMICS exclusive cover! Representatives from CBCS will be on hand to authenticate signatures and accept books for submission!

Jim Shooter is a legendary creator who has been working in the comics field since he was 13 years old! His earliest professional works include Legion of Super-Heroes and Superboy for DC Comics! In the mid seventies Shooter began working for Marvel Comics and eventually became Marvel’s editor-in-chief, overseeing successful runs on Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Daredevil by Frank Miller, Thor by Walter Simonson and Amazing Spider-Man by Roger Stern! Later Shooter would go on to found Valiant Comics, Defiant and Broadway Comics where he was the principal creator of those companies’ characters and universes. He is currently the EIC of Illustrated Media.

J.C. Vaughn is the VP of publishing for Gemstone Publishing and is the creator of a plethora of excellent comics including Zombie-Proof, Vampire, PA, McCandless & Company, Twenty First Century Romances, Dead Inspector, Desperate Fences, the Bill Collector and the comic strip Antiques with many more to come!

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Best Comics
1300 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 328-1900

NY – Stargate Atlantis Signing

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Writer JC Vaughn signs at The Comic Book Depot on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM!

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The Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-9337

NY – Free Comic Book Day 2016 Signing

FCBD-logoThe Comic Book Depot celebrates on Saturday May 7, 2016 for Free Comic Book Day!

Come down for your FREE Comic Books (limit to 5 free comics per person)

Special Appearances by:
Joe Kelly from noon – 2:00 PM
Zeea Adams from noon – 2:00 PM
Sean Chen from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Greg Pak from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
J.C. Vaughn from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Vincent Spencer from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Free balloon animals or superheroes by our very own Mr. PoppinTwist.

Sales:
15% off all new comics
25% of all back issues
upto 75% off all graphic novels and hardcovers
20% off all board games
boxes of 25 cent comics

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The Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-9337

NY – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Press Release:
Three comic shops on New York’s Long Island, Best Comics in New Hyde Park, The Comic Book Depot in Wantagh, and Fourth World Comics in Smithtown will host Dark Horse Comics writers Jim Shooter (Magnus, Robot Fighter, Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom and Turok, Son of Stone) and J.C. Vaughn (Mighty Samson) for a whirlwind three store signing event on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 7, 2011.

 

Shooter, the former Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics and acclaimed writer of The Avengers and the perpetually best selling Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars, actually broke into comics at age 13 with DC Comics writing the Legion of Super Heroes (on which he’s had three stints over the years). Since then, he has founded VALIANT, DEFIANT and Broadway Comics, and is now writing multiple titles for Dark Horse.

Our own J.C. Vaughn is best known as the Associate Publisher of Gemstone Publishing, where he works on The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Comic Book Marketplace and Scoop. He also authored our Free Comic Book Day entry, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics. In addition to co-writing Mighty Samson with Shooter, his comic book work includes 24 (based on the Fox TV series), Shi (with Billy Tucci), and his creator-owned Vampire, PA, Zombie-Proof, and Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children.

Shooter and Vaughn will be appearing at Best Comics from noon to 1 PM, at The Comic Book Depot from 2 PM to 3 PM, and at Fourth World Comics from 4 PM to 5 PM.

 

First 2-day Comic Show in Virginia in Over 25 Years

June 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Virginia

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We are pleased to officially announce the VA Comicon on November 21-22 will be Virginia’s first 2-day comic show in over 25 years!

As such, we are planning a HUGE list of events, guests and premiums. Below is a partial list of featured guests to get everyone excited:

LARRY HAMA
(writer: GI JOE, The ‘NAM, Wolverine)
ROBERT ATKINS
(penciller: GI JOE, upcoming Amazing Spider-man)
RICK KETCHAM
(Inker: Joss Whedon’s Runaways and upcoming Amazing Spider-man))
TSUNAMI STUDIOS
(Multi-state studio with offices in NC and GA, specializing in pencilling and inking)
STEVE BIRD
(Inker: Blue Beetle, Hard Time and more)
BRIAN SHEARER
(Artist: Marvel Trading Carda and GravyBoy)
JOHN “Waki” WYCOUGH
(Inker: BloodRayne, GI JOE, Noble Causes)
RICK SPEARS
(Creator of Indy hit “Teenagers from Mars” and writer of an upcoming Marvel project with James Callahan…see below)
JAMES CALLAHAN
(Creator of Rotting in Dirtville, and penciller of the critically acclaimed “Strange Detective Tales”)
J.C. VAUGHN
(writer: Battlestar Galactica, 24, Shi, Zombie-Proof, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide)
STEVE CONLEY
(Creator of Astounding Space Thrills, and penciller of Star Trek Season 4)
LOUIS SMALL JR.
(Penciller on Vampirella, Codename Knockout)
BUDD ROOT
(Creator of Cavewoman for Basement Comics)
ANDY SMITH
(Penciller: Red Sonja and Claw, Weaon X, The Deadly Duo, and much, MUCH more!)
…And MANY MORE!

As an added bonus, Mr. Chuck Rozanski, the owner of Mile High Comics, will be giving a rare talk on Saturday regarding Mr. Edgar Church, the original owner of the “Mile High” Collection…the most famous comic book collection ever discovered!

Much more information is at our newly updated website over at http://www.vacomicon.com

Thanks for checking us out, and we look forward to seeing you on November 21-22!

Regards,

Brett Carreras
Sponsor of the 2007 and 2008 Harvey Awards
Owner of Brett’s Comic Pile
Promoter of the VA Comicon on Nov 21-22

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