Midwest’s SpringCon Returns for 22nd Year in 2010

Press Release:

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IN NATURE!
The Ascention of a Sub Culture!

Saint Paul, MN. May 21, 2010. – The all volunteer, not-for-for profit Midwest Comic Book Association is pleased and proud to announce that for the 22nd consecutive year a celebration of comical proportions will take place here in the Twin Cities. The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) SpringCon Comic Book Celebration is scheduled for May 15 & 16, 2010, 10AM to 5PM both days. SpringCon will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

SpringCon, the Midwest’s largest comic book celebration, is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the widly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat unexplicable reputation of producing a disporportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a bredder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that FallCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans.
“SpringCon, a traditional comic book convention with a 21st century bleeding edge, continues to benefit as a result of the regions ever growing home grown comic book creative community, a numerically exploding fan & readership base and ultimately the recent adoption of bleeding edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media” Said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the MCBA “Thematically, SpringCon presents a relaxed, welcoming, interactive atmosphere where all aspects of the diverse worlds of graphic literature congregate, network, debate & discuss and acquire all things related exclusively to comic books and the many sub-cultures these worlds constantly generate, spawn and re-invent.”

An ideal event for seasoned comic book conventioneers, as well as first timers, SpringCon is all about the fun and experience and provides attendees with the opportunity to personally interface with comic book artists, inkers & writers. This includes working professionals, up and comers, independent & alternative voices, beginners, has beens, never will be’s and all creative points in between.

Of course no comic book convention could be complete without hucksters! SpringCon also features a super gynormous comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks, graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, unexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on to a reasonable approximation of infinity.

Described by one long time attendee as a “graphic literature blender and bake shop” SpringCon is the place where graphic arts and the written word are equally recognized and a venue where new and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collectors dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the fires of common interests, local charities will be benefited, role playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired and all will be as it should be. Something for everyone and everyone welcome!

Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010


Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00

off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

Featured Guest Creator List!

Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor

Adam Hughes Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist

www.justsayah.com

George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist

Ron Wilson Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist
Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist

Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today
Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

* 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfoli

Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010

Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00
off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

Featured Guest Creator List!

Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Shooter

Adam Hughes – Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist
www.justsayah.com

George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist
www.kabaloung.com

Ron Wilson – Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Broderick

Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist
www.angelmedinaart.com

Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today
http://www.parkerspace.com/

Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

* 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfolio Review, How To Sessions, etc. * Huge Comic Book Marketplace! * Free Premiums! * Free Parking!*

Dark Horse Reintroduces Gold Key at C2E2 2010

April 16, 2010 by  
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Press Release:

DARK HORSE TO KICK OFF NEW GOLD KEY COMICS PROGRAM AT C2E2!

LEGENDARY CREATORS JIM SHOOTER AND MIKE RICHARDSON TO RE-INTRODUCE FANS TO THESE ICONIC SUPERHEROES

MILWAUKIE, OR (APRIL 12, 2010)–Dark Horse and Classic Media announced today that this weekend’s C2E2 convention will be the launch for the much-anticipated new Gold Key Comics program. Fans will have the chance to meet Dark Horse President Mike Richardson and creator Jim Shooter, and gain insider information on what to expect from this summer’s upcoming releases. News of the line was first announced at San Diego Comic Con International 2009, and fans have been anxiously awaiting details ever since.

“Jim and I share a great affection for these terrific characters. We have some very exciting ideas on how to introduce them to a whole new generation of fans.” said Mike Richardson, president of Dark Horse Comics. “C2E2 is just the beginning.”

“I’ve done this long enough to know when it feels right — and it does — so there’s a chance, at least, that it is. I stand on the shoulders of giants like Manning, Newman and Du Bois,” said Jim Shooter. “On top of that I’ve had terrific support from Mike Richardson and Senior Editor Chris Warner, plus great art from Bill Reinhold and Dennis Calero. Overture, curtain, lights…!”

In addition, throughout the C2E2 weekend, Dark Horse will announce the creative teams and more titles in the works for Gold Key. Then, the new line will kick off in print only a few weeks later, on Saturday, May 1st, as part of Free Comic Book Day, and fans can look for exciting promotional Apps on iTunes in early May.

Doctor Solar, the first title in the line, will arrive in stores this summer!

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and bestselling prose author, Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Mass Effect, Tim Burton, Serenity and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

About Classic Mediaâ„¢

Classic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Where’s Waldo?®, The Lone Ranger®, Gold Key Comics, Lassie®, Postman Pat®, and new global brands Tinga Tinga Tales® and Guess with Jess®. Big Idea, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. More than 3,600 hours of Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music.

Dark Horse Anounces C2E2 Signing Schedule

April 14, 2010 by  
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Press Release:

Dark Horse C2E2 Signing Schedule Announced! 04/08/10

Dark Horse Comics — Booth #459 2010 Signing & Event Schedule!

FRIDAY, APRIL 16th:

12:00 – 1:00 Solomon Kane – Writer Scott Allie
2:00 – 3:00 Mass Effect / Star Wars – Writer John Jackson Miller
3:00 – 4:00 Beanworld – Writer/Artist/Creator Larry Marder

*Dark Horse Gold Key Comics Panel! 3:00 – 4:00 Room E353. Featuring Mike Richardson, Jim Shooter, Chris Warner, Dennis Calero & Bill Reinhold.

4:00 – 5:00 Beasts of Burden – Artist Jill Thompson
4:30 – 6:00 Gold Key Signing – Writer Jim Shooter (Doctor Solar / Magnus), Artist Bill Reinhold (Magnus), Artist Dennis Calero (Doctor Solar), Editor Chris Warner

SATURDAY, APRIL 17th:

*12:00 – 12:30 B.P.R.D. Members Only – B.P.R.D. Membership Kits! Come pick up your exclusive pack!

1:00 – 2:00 Shinjuku – Writer Mink
2:00 – 3:00 Finder – Writer/Artist/Creator Carla Speed McNeil
3:00 – 4:00 Mass Effect / Star Wars – Writer John Jackson Miller
4:00 – 4:30 B.P.R.D. Members Only – B.P.R.D. Meet and Greet with Mike Mignola, Guy Davis, and Scott Allie
4:30 – 5:30 B.P.R.D. – Writer/Artist/Creator Mike Mignola, Artist Guy Davis

*B.P.R.D. Panel! 5:45 – 6:45 Room E450. Featuring Mike Mignola, Guy Davis, and Scott Allie.

6:00 – 7:00 Kickback – Writer/Artist/Creator David Lloyd

SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH:

11:00 – 12:00 Shinjuku – Writer Mink
12:00 – 1:00 Wondermark – Writer/Artist/Creator David Malki
1:00 – 2:00 Serenity – Artist Chris Samnee

VA – Jim Shooter Signing

January 29, 2010 by  
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Writer Jim Shooter, the former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief and VALIANT founder, appears at Atlas Comics, 1750 Rio Hill Center, Charlottesville, VA 22901 on Friday, February 12, 2010 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

After beginning his comic book career at age 13, Shooter has written acclaimed stints on Legion of Super-Heroes, The Avengers, Harbinger, and many other titles.

Presently he’s at work on Dark Horse Comics’ revival of Gold Key’s Magnus Robot Fighter, Doctor Solar, and other characters. The first of those stories debuts on Free Comic Book Day, May 1, 2010.

For more information on Atlas Comics or the signing, visit their website or call (434) 974-7512.

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