Brad Meltzer signs at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Special appearance by John Hodgman!
About this Author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies.
He is also one of the co-creators of the TV Show, “Jack & Bobby” and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.
His first non-fiction book, Heroes for My Son, is a collection of heroes from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks that he’d been working on since the day his son was born. This December, he’ll be launching “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. And his newest thriller, The Fifth Assassin, will be released on January 15, 2013.
Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all six of his novels. The First Counsel came next, which is about a White House lawyer dating the President’s daughter; then The Millionaires, which is about two brothers who steal money and go on the run. The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are literally gambling on Congress. The Book of Fate is about a young Presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the 200-year-old code created by Thomas Jefferson that times them together. For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of two former Presidents, Clinton and Bush. His last book, The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel’s father. Brad is
one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel’s family about the murder and, with his charitable site, OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was created.
His books have spent over ten months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a Kosher thing or what!
Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” co-wrote the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.
Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
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!
**UPDATE: Dave Gibbons will not be able to take part in this year’s event.**
The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the next group of confirmed guest for the 2013 show, taking place the weekend of September 7-8, 2013. Mark Buckingham, Dave Gibbons, Adam Hughes, Paul Levitz, George Perez, Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, and Allison Sohn will all be attending our 14th Annual show !
Mark Buckingham, who is best-known and most-celebrated for his work on the long-running Vertigo title Fables, began his career in 1990 working with Neil Gaiman on Miracleman from Eclipse Comics. Working on such titles as 2000 AD, Hellblazer, and Shade, the Changing Man, he became a mainstay at DC Comics after taking over art duties on Fables with issue #6. His run on the popular imprint title has earned him four Eisner Awards, including Best New Series in 2003, Best Serialized Story in 2005 and 2006, and Best Artist/Penciler/Inker in 2007.
Legendary artist Dave Gibbons is best known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on the seminal mini-series,Watchmen. With a career that spans more than four decades, Gibbons has provided artowrk for 2000 AD, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, and has worked with such characters as Judge Dredd, Captain America, Superman and Batman. He is currently working on The Secret Service with Mark Millar though Marvel’s Icon imprint.
As far as cover artists working in comics today, Adam Hughes is among the very best. A 12-year veteran of Gaijin Studios, Hughes is most widely recognized for his pin-up style renditions of female characters, especially over the course of his long runs as cover artist on Wonder Woman and Catwoman. His most recent work includes the Before Watchmen mini-series, Dr. Manhattan. Hughes won the Harvey Award for Best Cover Artist in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Paul Levitz has been a mainstay at DCComics since 1972, serving as a writer, editor, and President (2002 – 2009) over the tenure of his career. His name is synonymous with the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he wrote from 1977-1979 and 1981-1989, and he created such notable characters as the Stalker, the Earth-2 Huntress, and Lucien the Librarian. Levitz has since returned to writing the Legion of Super-Heroes for the New 52, as well as the Earth-2 centric book, World’s Finest.
Writer/artist George Perez established himself as a fan-favorite creator during his lengthy runs on Marvel Comics’ Avengers, and DC Comics’ Teen Titans and Wonder Woman. Over the course of his 40-year career, Perez has drawn nearly every character in both the Marvel and DC Universes, and has worked on such ground breaking events as the Infinity Gauntlet, JLA/Avengers, and Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds. In 2011, he reunited with long-time collaborator Marv Wolfman to publish the long-awaited New Teen Titans: Games graphic novel. Currently, he is working as the artist for DC’s World’s Finest with Paul Levitz.
Walter Simonson is best known for his run on The Mighty Thor throughout the 1980s. His classic run was recently collected by Marvel in The Mighty Thor Omnibus by Walter Simonson, a massive tome which featured issues #337-355, #357-369, and #371-382, as well as the mini-series, Balder the Brave #1-4. In addition to his work on Thor, Simonson has worked on such titles as Detective Comics, Avengers, and Marvel’s Star Wars comics. In 2010, Simonson received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented at the Harvey Awards.
Louise Simonson began her career in as an editor in 1974 before moving on to writing for Marvel Comics in 1984. She is best known for her work on Power Pack, X-Factor, New Mutants, and Superman: The Man of Steel. In addition to comics, Simonson is an accomplished novelist, having published 14 books between 1993 and 2009.
Sketch card artist Allison Sohn’s work has been showcased in several trading card sets, including: Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 and 5 and the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection; Women of Marvel; Indiana Jones Heritage; Lord of the Rings Masterpieces, Series 1 and 2; and the Red Sonja 35th Anniversary. In addition, she provided the exclusive artwork for both Star Wars Celebration IV and V. In 2011, Sohn was the feature of a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International called Comic-Con How-To: Sketching with Allison Sohn, in which she demonstrated her craft using Copic markers.
“We are so excited to able to announce these great guests for next year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “It’s not even 2013 yet, and with Mark, Dave, Adam, Paul, George, Walter, Louise, and Allison joining the list of guests, the level of top-tier talent for the show is just getting better and better!”
Buckingham, Gibbons, Hughes, Levitz, Perez, the Simonsons and Sohn join already announced guests: Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Barry Kitson (Empire); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
April 20, 2012 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Art Show, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Below is a listing of all the table assignments for both guests and artist alley at Boston Comic Con 2012! List is alphabetical by last name. Please note that the list is subject to change without notice:
AGOSTI, ANDREA AA705
AMARU, GEORGE AA507
AMBRUSON, SCOTT AAW37
ANDREWS, ROGER AA308 END CAP
ARCHER, KENT AA412
AUCOIN, MATT AA313 W/ FOLTZ, HOLLY
BAGGE, PETER DD1201 END
BARNES, E J AA213 DROWNED TOWN PRESS
BARRETT, NOAH AAH14
BARROWS, BRANDON AA304
BASTARD, KEN AAW35
BASTIEN, JEREMY AAW04
BELIARD, GEORGE AAH13 MARVEL COMICS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
BENITEZ, JOE AAW11
BERRY, MATTHEW AA511 MATTMAN: DINOSUAR HUNTER
BESSETTE, MATTHEW AAH03 1725 STUDIOS
BISLEY, SIMON* DD1127
BLUMENTHAL, ZIGGY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD
BRENNAN, MEGAN AA706 BEST PEST STUDIO
BROOKS, MARK AAW12
BRUNO, FRANCES AA713 GRAVEYARD SHIFT PRESS
BUCHNER, CHRIS AA608 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP
BUCHNER, CHRIS AA609 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP
BURNS, JEFF AAH10
BUSCEMA, STEPHANIE AA102 FRONT CAP
CAIN, ANNE AAH15
CALDWELL, TALENT AAW25
CALIFIORE, JIM AAW24
CANETE, ERIC AAW08 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
CAPITUMINI, DAN AA611
CARDINAL, JOHN AA510 W/ CROCKETT, MICHAEL, HOULE, ANDREW END CAP
CASEY, JASON AA107
CHA. KEU AAW16 MORE GREAT ART
CHEN, JO AA101 FRONT CAP
CHEUNG, JIM* AAW14
CHIANG, CLIFF DD1202 END
CHURCH, KEVIN AA103 AGREEABLE COMICS
CLOONAN, BECKY VENDOR
COKER, JR, PAUL DD1125 MAD MAGAZINE
CONNOLLY, BRIAN AA715 KELLEY, PATT
COOK, ASHLEY AA108 W/ CORMACK, ALEX
COOKE, KATIE AAW03
CORMACK, ALEX AA108 W/ COOK, ASHLEY
COSTELLO, SAM AA109
COWAN, DOUG AA512 W/ MCCORMACK, CLAY
CRAIN, CLAYTON DD1203 END
CROCKETT, MICHAEL AA509 W. HOULE, ANDREW, CARDINAL, JOHN END CAP
DAHL, JOSHUA AA614 MONOLITH
DARROW, GEOFF AAW28
DAXBERGER, JOE AA806 W/ SEDANI, T THE DRAW BOX
DE LIZ, RENAE DD1132 END VENDOR
DELLAGATTA, JOE AA603
DELQUADRO, ANDREW AA807 215 INK
DEZAGO, TODD AA801 W/ RICH WOODALL FRONT CAP
DINNALL, OLIVIA AA506 W. LANE,LINDA
DOHERTY, MIKE AAH11 DRISCOLL, ANDY
DOONEY, MICHAEL DD1121
DORT, TJ AA516 W/ HALEY, JOE UNDERBURBS
DOS SANTOS, MARC AA903
DOYLE, MING AA104
DRISCOLL, ANDY AAH11 DOHERTY, MIKE
EASTMAN, KEVIN * DD1126
EATON, KEVIN AA814 W/ EDGE, ANDREW, COOL MONKEY PRESS
EDGE, ANDREW AA814 W/ EATON, KEVIN COOL MONKEY PRESS
EINHAUS, KURT AA610
ELLIOT, DAVE AAH04
EPTING, STEVE * AA201 FRONT CAP
FAERBER, LOGAN AA203 MACLEAN, ANDREW
FALK, ELIZABETH Vendor
FALKENBERG, JOSHUA AA406 SEVERED HEAD COMICS
FELICIANO, CEASAR AA314 W/ MULVEY, JOE
FELDSTEIN, AL DD1122 MAD MAGAZINE
FELDSTEIN, AL DD1123 MAD MAGAZINE
FINN, TIM AA404
FISHER GW AA908
FLETCHER, MATTHEW DD1402 END VENDOR
FOLTZ, HOLLY AA313 W/AUCOIN, MATT
FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA709 END CAP
FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA710 END CAP
GARBOWSKA, AGNES AA301 FRONT CAP
GIUFFRIDA, ALICIA AA212
GLEASON, KEITH AA204 RECKLESS SIDEKICK PRODUCTIONS
GOLDEN, MICHAEL DD1103 END
GORDON, MICHAEL AA505 NEW LEGEND PRODUCTIONS
GOVAR, DANIEL AAW13
HALEY, JOE AA516 W/ DORT, TJ, UNDERBURBS
HALL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS
HAMILTON, SCOTT AAH01 HAMILTOONS
HANSCHE, NICOLE AA605
HARRIS, CORY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD
HEBERT, ALAN AA714 HB COMICS
HENDERSON, ERICA AA105
HiLL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS
HORN, GREG AAW21
HORN, GREG AAW22
HOULE, ANDREW AA509 W/ CARDINAL, JOHN, CROCKETT, MICHAEL END CAP
HRANEK, MICHAEL AA809 AELHRA, aelhra END CAP
HUGHES, JOHN AA907
IGLE, JAMAL DD1303 END
JAFFE , AL DD1124 MAD MAGAZINE
JAMES, TYLER AA115
JEANNOTTE, ROB AA812 FIVE AND DIME PRODUCTIONS
JIMENEZ, SANDY AAH08
KASPER, SEAN AA408
KELLEY, PATT AA715 W/ CONNOLLY, BRIAN
KENNEDY, JAY AA712 W/ NICOLS, IAN FAT CAT FUNNIES
KHANNA, DAN AA513
KONG, BRIAN AA909 END CAP
KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA206 THE FICTORY
KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA207 THE FICTORY
KROSOCKZA, JARRETT VENDOR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD COMICS
LAMB, BRADEN AA309 W/ PAROLINE, SHELLI END CAP
LANE, LINDA AA506 W. DINNALL , OLIVIA
LAYTON, BOB AA902 FRONT CAP
LEBLANC, DAVID J AA604 ACTION ABSTRACTION STUDIOS
LEE, NORMAN AA901 FRONT CAP
LEMAY, CATHERINE AA305
LILLY, MIKE AA908 END CAP
LIRAKIS, LIZ AA803 TRACIMOC
LIRAKIS, LIZ AA804 TRACIMOC
LOLAR, JOEL AA813 STOCK PILE COMICS
LOVETT, NATE AA711
LOVUOLO, ANDREW AA810 END CAP
MACLEAN, ANDREW AA203 FAERBER, LOGAN
MAGUIRE, KEVIN AA910
MALEEV, ALEX AA202 FRONT CAP
MANAPUL, FRANCIS * AA302 FRONT CAP
MANN, CLAY AAW18 MORE GREAT ART
MARI, DANI AA315 W/ VITALI, JESSICA
MARTINO, JOE AA514
MASSA, BRIAN AA607
MAYDAK, MIKE AA415 MAYDAK
MAYER, JULI AAH02 W/ WOODS, TED
MAZUR, DAN AA409 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP
MAZUR, DAN AA410 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP
MCCOMSEY, JEFF AA205 FUBAR
MCCORMACK, CLAY AA512 W/ COWAN, DOUG
MCCULLOUGH, RHIANNON AA306 MCCULLOUGH EFFECT
MCGINNITY, SHAYNA AA606
MCGUNIESS, ED AA502 FRONT CAP
MCKENNA, MARK AAW23
METCALF, JASON AA615
MIKE WIERINGO SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AA816 By request
MILLER, ADAM AA915 ZOMBIE BOMB! PRESENTS
MOCKOVIAK, NICK AA413
MOLEA, ROB AAH17 GEEKY PINUPS
MOORE, LINDSAY AA303
MORALES, MARK AAW17 MORE GREAT ART
MORNI, ANTHONY AA112 THE SEVEN TRIAL SOF KIERA SNOW
MULVEY, JOE AA314 W/ FELICIANO, CEASAR
MURPHY, SEAN GORDON AAW09 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
MUSTO, JACKIE AA209 KAY AND P COMICS END CAP
NEWIRTH, ZACK AAW36 W/WIGGINS, WILL
NICHOLS, IAN AA712 W/ KENNEDY, JAY FAT CAT FUNNIES
NORDEN, AMANDA AA515
NOTO, PHIL AA912
O’CONNOR, GEORGE AA114 HOMELESS COMICS
OLIVARES, JOSE LUIS AA313 W/ AUCOIN, MATT & FOLTZ, HOLLY
ORTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815
OSTRANDER, GLEN AA404
PAROLINE, SHELLI AA309 W/ LAMB, BRADEN END CAP
PEARSON, JASON AAW15 MORE GREAT ART
PECCI, MIKE AAH06 MIKE PECCI’S GRINDHOUSE
PELLIGRINO, RICHARD AAH18
PETERSON, DAVID AAW01
PINARD, MICHELLE AA208 MKT PRODUCTIONS
PRADO, JOE AA601 FRONT CAP
PRATT, TINA AA708
PURCELL, JACK AAW27
QUILL, ROBERT AA215 ARTIST FOR HIRE
QUINN, TRACEY LEE AA703
QUINONES, JOE AA402 FRONT CAP
RAMOS JR, WILSON AAH07 RIVERA, ERIC
RANDOLPH, KHARY DD1403 END VENDOR
RANEY, TOM DD1301 END
RATCLIFFE, ERIC AA411
REINCKE, JONATHON VENDOR JAWART ILLUSTRATION
REIS, IVAN AA602 FRONT CAP
RICHARD, SARA AA702 FRONT CAP
RICHMOND, LANDON AAH19 KNOW NO TRUTH
RIOT, ASHLEY AA904
RIVERA, ERIC AAH07 RAMOS JR, WILSON
RIVERA, PAOLO AA914
ROMAN, STEVEN AA106
ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA110 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP
ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA111 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP
ROUSEAU, CRAIG AA802 FRONT CAP
ROUX, STEPHANE AA401 FRONT CAP
RYAN, MATT AA312 FREE LUNCH COMICS
SAGER, CHRISTIAN AA307
SALE, TIM * AAW07 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
SANDS, JOHN AA216
SCALERA, MATTEO AAW10 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
SCOTT, STEVE AA913
SEDANI, T AA806 W/DAXBERGER, JOE THE DRAW BOX
SIEGEL, ELIZABETH AA211 TOFUSQUIRREL
SIENKIEWICZ, BILL DD1128
SILVA, RICK AA405
SIMETI, PETER AA704
SINNOT, JOE DD1129
SIROIS, DOUGLAS AA414 DOUGLAS A. SIROIS ILLUSTRATION
SMOLEY, BRAD AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD
SNIEGOSKI, THOMAS E. AA911
SNYDER, BRITT AA508
SOARES, EVERETT AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, SUSAN
SOARES, SUSAN AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, EVERETT
STEVENS, KARL AA905
STEVENSON, KRISTILYN AA210 ZOMBIE ROMANCE END CAP
STRUCKOFF, IAN AAH05 BLACK LABEL COMICS
STRUTZ, JASON AA612 FIRETOWER STUDIOS
SUN,YIN WEN AA808 MR RAIN
TAKARA, MARCIO DD1302 END
TAM, TINA AA113
TEMPLESMITH, BEN AAW05
TEXEIRA, MARK DD1102 END
THOMPSON, JILL * DD1130 END VENDOR
TODD, JONATHON AA504 PBJ COMICS
TORO, VICTOR AA613
TRIMPE, HERB AAW29
TUCCI, BILLY AAW06
UMINGA, CHRISTOPHER DD1401 END VENDOR
URTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815
VEGA, ESTABAN AAH09
VINES, DEXTER AA501 FRONT CAP
VITALI, JESSICA AA315 W/ MARI, DANI
WALKO, BILL AA407
WAUCHOPE, SCOTT AA811 RANDOLPH HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
WICKS, MARIS AA403 PRINCE, LIZ
WIGGINS, WILL AAW36 W/NEWIRTH, ZACK
WILSON, CHARLESPAUL AAW02
WITTERSTAETTER, RENEE DD1101 END
WOMANTHOLOGY DD1131 END VENDOR
WOOD, AARON AA707
WOOD, JENNIE AA805 W/ YUSLATIS, JOHN
WOODALL, RICH AA802 FRONT CAP
WOODS, TED AAH02 W/ MAYERS, JULI
WRIGHTSON, BERNIE AAW30
YOUNG, SKOTTIE * AAW26
YUSKATIS, JOHN AA805 W/ WOOD, JENNIE
ZULLO, CHRISSIE AA701 FRONT CAP
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. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd 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!
The 2012 BOSTON COMIC CON is THIS WEEKEND!
Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!
Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.
Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!
We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!
Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!
Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. 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!
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. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd 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!
Artist Gene Ha appears at the River Forest Public Library on October 15, 2011 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm!
Teens are invited to spend an hour with comic book artist Gene Ha at the RFPL. Gene Ha is a comic book artist mainly known for his superhero stories and covers. He started off drawing books such as Cyclops and Phoenix for Marvel and Starman for DC Comics. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. Both projects won Eisners, the highest award in American comics. In 2008 he won his third Eisner for Justice League of America #11 with writer Brad Meltzer. Gene Ha’s work has been reprinted in countries as far flung as Poland, France, Brazil and Japan. This program is part of Teen Read Week 2011 “Picture It @ Your Library.”
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL
At last it can be revealed! After months of planning and plotting – here it is. It’s the panel schedule for the 2011 Baltimore Comic-Con!
Update: We’ve listened to our fans and the costume contest has been rescheduled. It will now be held at 3:00pm on Saturday. Registration forms can be handed in near table #2403 in the main convention hall. With $1,000 up for grabs for the best overall costume and prizes for each of the 10 categories, this is one event all of you cosplayers don’t want to miss! For more information and a complete list of categories, visit our website’s Costume Contest page.
ROOM 301-303 (Saturday)
11:00-12:00 – Creating Your Comic/Manga from Concept to Publication – Husband and wife creators (and Harvey Award Nominees) Comfort Love and Adam Withers teach you how to create your own comic. The entire process – concepting, scripting, thumbnails, pencils, color, PDF’s and CBZ’s, printing, distribution, the web, and even maximizing your convention experience will be covered in this seminar. You will walk away with an understanding of the tools you will need to create and sell your own book.
12:00-1:00 – Spotlight on Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis & Kevin Maguire – Giffen, DeMatteis, and Maguire are the fan-favorite creative team behind Defenders, Metal Men, and Justice League. With stories that blend adventure and humor, their books are like no other. Join the men who put the “Bwah” in “Bwah-ha-ha” as they take a look at their work together.
1:00-2:00 – Spotlight on Charles Vess – The work of award-winning artist Charles Vess can be seen in such books as Sandman, Stardust, Rose, Book of Ballads and Sagas, and many others. Join Charles and moderator Terry Moore as they look at his art, his career, and what he’s working on now.
2:00 – 3:00 – A Conversation with Jeff Smith & Stan Sakai – Jeff Smith’s Bone celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo will soon reach its 200th issue. Now, these two talented creators sit down to discuss their work; from their beginnings to future plans. Join Jeff & Stan for what is sure to be a lively and fun look at the world of comics.
3:00-4:00 – Spotlight on the Legion of Super-Heroes – Travel with us to the 31st Century as we take a look at DC’s futuristic super team, The Legion of Super-Heroes! Join creators Keith Giffen, Mike Grell, Mark Waid, Barry Kitson, and Chris Roberson as they talk about the tales they’ve told in the Legion’s long and storied history. Long Live the Legion!
4:00-5:00 – Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler – From stapling 21,000 mini-comics to shooting a comic book to writing an opera to doing cartoons for The New Yorker – Shannon Wheeler has just gotten started in his career in comics. Recently his collection of rejected New Yorker cartoon I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication and is up for a Harvey this weekend. Join Shannon Wheeler and his trusty sidekick BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher as they look back on Shannon’s meteoric rise and fall in comic books. Oh, yeah! Wheeler also created TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN.
ROOM 307 (Saturday)
11:00-12:00 – Visionary Enters the Deadlands – Join Visionary Comics and their all-star roster of creators who launched Deadlands from Image this summer. Join Ron Marz, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Lee Moder, and Visionary’s own C. Edward Sellner as they reflect on the weird west revival in comics and Deadlands. Look for exclusive announcements on Deadlands: Year 2.
12:00-1:00 – Top Cow: We Create… – Join Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik along with Top Cow architect Ron Marz and Echoes writer Joshua Hale Fialkov for a colorful & lively look at the last year of Top Cow releases and what the coming year has in store for Artifacts, Pilot Season, Witchblade, The Darkness, Magdalena and much more! Plus every attendee will receive a FREE gift just for attending!
1:00-2:00 – BOOM! 6th Anniversary panel – Join BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie as he pulls the curtain back on BOOM! Studios. From an upstart one-book-a-month publisher debuting in 2005 to 2011′s powerhouse comic publisher, BOOM! Studios has had one of the most meteoric rises of any comic publisher in the last twenty years. Find out what makes this company tick as Ross reminisces about the early days at BOOM! and its current success. A one-of-a-kind panel for all those that want to know the real story behind the success of BOOM! Studios.
2:00-3:00 – Marvel Universe – Wondering what’s up with the X-Men? Thinking of visiting Spider Island? Curious about the future of Daredevil? Just plain want to know what’s up with the Marvel Universe? Then this is the place for you! Join Marvel Architect Jason Aaron, Mark Waid, Barry Kitson, Paul Tobin, and Tom Raney as they explore the wonders of all things Marvel!
3:00-4:00 – Meet Legendary Comics! – Join Legendary Comics’ Editor-in-Chief, Bob Schreck and Assistant Editor, Greg Tumbarello, for a lively discussion and digital presentation showcasing the company’s exciting upcoming comics releases for 2011 and beyond, including, Frank Miller’s HOLY TERROR, Paul Pope’s PULPHOPE, and Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley’s THE TOWER CHRONICLES. Be prepared with some good questions for the Q&A to follow! If they’re really good, you may win a free Legendary T-shirt!
4:00-5:00 – DC: The New 52 – DC shocked comic fandom when they announced they were relaunching the DC Universe with 52 new #1 titles. Wondering what’s on the way? Want to know more about those books? Join creators Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, David Finch, and Francesco Francavilla as they take a look at DC’s New 52.
ROOM 301-303 (Sunday)
11:00-12:00 – Comics Jukebox: All-Ages Comics in the Digital Age – Digital, web, & downloadable comics are a growing trend in the medium, but where do kids comics stand in this arena? Creators John Gallagher and Steve Conley moderate over a panel of experts, including Dan Parent (Archie), Steve Hamaker (Bone, Fish & Chips), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space!), Rich Faber (Roboy Red!) and Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts, Superhero Squad). Those in attendance will get a special card allowing them to download a FREE Exclusive BUZZBOY story from John Gallagher, and one person will win the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in “Leon, Protector of the Playground,” the new all-ages graphic novel by Jamar Nicholas.
Anyone wanting more info can go to the Comic Book Diner All-Ages Pavilion
12:00-1:00 – Spotlight on Ron Frenz – Ron Frenz’s art is well known to fans of Spider-Man, Thor, Spider-Girl (whom he co-created), Superman, and many, many others. We shine the spotlight on Ron in this panel that takes a look at his impressive body of work and where he’s headed in the future.
1:00-2:00 – Going Digital: Day and Date, and what you need to know – With Marvel announcing their same-day-strategy and DC distributing their entire line starting August 31st to provide you with their acclaimed line of comics the same day digitally as they come out in print, you need to make sure you are prepared. With almost everything you want on demand or deliverable to your door, why should your comics be any different? Marvel and DC, with the help of comiXology have created a digital comics experience that puts the power back in your hands to enjoy your favorite comics on demand. Your comics, when you want them, where you want them.
Come join John D. Roberts, Co-founder of comiXology, who will lead our panel as we explore the new digital horizons together.
2:00-3:00 – CBLDF: Censorship Then & Now – Earlier this year the Comics Code Authority closed its doors forever, ending an era of self-censorship where comics were stigmatized in the general culture. Though the threats that brought about the Comics Code are the stuff of history books, real threats to comics are still present in the courts in the United States and abroad. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein delivers a gripping history of comics censorship from the 50s to today, and talks about life after the Code.
3:00-4:00 – Avatar Press: News and Q&A – Here’s your chance to meet the creative minds behind Avatar Press, the industry’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking publisher! Hosted by marketing director, Keith Davidsen, this panel features Mike Wolfer, whose creepy storytelling terrified readers of books like Night of the Living Dead, Lady Death, and War Goddess, and whose visceral illustrations brought to life Garth Ennis’ highly anticipated Stitched comic book series. Find out what new terrors this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered!
ROOM 307-308 (Sunday)
11:00-12:00 – DC Sunday Conversation – All are welcome to join in a relaxed Sunday morning discussion. Share your thoughts, or be enthralled, as the group shares their stories and love for this medium.
12:00-1:00 – Insight Studios – Meet Baltimore’s very own legendary creators of some of comic-dom’s most explosive stories and art with this amazing retrospective – and new announcements of projects! Focusing on Marc Hempel, Robert Tinnell, and Mark Wheatley, get an insider’s perspective on their inner-workings as artists and writers. Moderator, Mike Gold highlights the diversity and originality of these very different creators.
1:00-2:30 – Frank Cho Live Drawing Demonstration – Watch and be amazed as Frank Cho creates a drawing masterpiece right before your eyes. Audience will suggest one character, one action, one setting and Frank Cho will draw it in one hour on stage. The original art created by Frank Cho will be raffled off at the end of the drawing demonstration. Raffle tickets available at Frank Cho’s booth.
2:30 – Stan Lee VIP ticket-holders may queue up for the Stan Lee Spotlight.
2:45 – General public will be admitted to the Stan Lee Spotlight.
3:00-4:00 – 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!
Grant Morrison signs on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM!
In celebration of Grant’s upcoming SUPERGODS: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human non-fiction hardcover from Spiegel & Grau, the man himself and we here at the Isotope will rocking San Francisco’s collective worlds with an event of truly mythological proportions!
SUPERGODS explores the history of fictionalized super-powered beings from their inception at the dawn of the 20th century to today, examining the quite profound affect these icons have had on worldwide cultural movements, the political climates that drove their emergence and evolution, what these spiritual touchstones mean for the modern age, and where (with their help) humanity goes from here. From the four ages of superheroic zeitgest and beyond, Grant anatomizes superhero history all the while synthesizing a memoir of his own personal journey, one of a writer’s dedication to this epic, near-century-long narrative and of a dimensional pioneer who found a way to penetrate the superworld… and to come back with its stories.
So come, join us in welcoming Grant Morrison back to San Francisco in the highest of high style! We are truly honored to get to host him here at the Isotope once again.
As always, we want as many of you to get to know Grant as well as we do, so we’re hosting a daytime signing event for the under 21 crowd, and also an epic celebration that night for the folks who like our bring-your-ID after dark events. And yes, for that over 21 crowd, we will be rocking your worlds with another completely new ultra-limited edition commemorative glass (check out the Grant Morrison Pint Glass we made with the help of Cameron Stewart from our event in 2006)… take a peek and revel in the glory of the Grant Morrison SUPERGODS Commemorative Lowball with best-of-both-worlds artwork by Sonia Harris and Cameron Stewart! As per Grant’s publisher’s request, these events are for folks who purchase a copy of SUPERGODS, which posed a unique challenge for us to accommodate both our styles of events… and also the crowds that will no doubt be wanting to join us! With that in mind, we’re thrilled with the solution we’ve devised, simply bundling a copy of SUPERGODS with every pass and keeping that price at exactly the cost of the awesome items you get to take home with you. Nice!
ALL AGES SUPERGODS SIGNING w/ GRANT MORRISON
2pm – 5pm, Saturday August 6th
A daytime all-ages autographing session with Grant Morrison that is open to all! To attend this event, please select the Daytime Signing option. Your ticket will include a copy of the SUPERGODS hardcover ($28 cover price). As per his publisher’s request, you may also have Mr. Morrison sign up to 2 additional items.
SUPERGODS CELEBRATION w/ GRANT MORRISON
8pm – 12am, Saturday August 6th
Celebrating the release of Mr. Morrison’s latest and his return to SF with a 21+ event as only the Isotope can do! To attend this event, please select the SUPERGODS CELEBRATION option. Your ticket will include a copy of the SUPERGODS hardcover ($28 cover price) and also an exclusive Grant Morrison SUPERGODS Commemorative Lowball cocktail glass (priceless!).
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Grant Morrison signs at Book Passage on August 5, 2011 at 7pm!
Grant Morrison talks about Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human. Morrison explains why superheroes matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are. This book is an important guide to understanding the role comics play in our culture
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Grant Morrison discusses and signs Supergods on July 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm!
For Grant Morrison, arguably the greatest of contemporary chroniclers of the “superworld,” superheroes are powerful archetypes whose ongoing, decades-spanning story arcs reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves, our troubled history, and our starry aspirations. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, science, mythology, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of the superhero: why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are . . . and what we may yet become.
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101