Boston Comic Con 2011 – 30 Days and Counting!

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J SCOTT CAMPBELL Added to BCC Guest List!

March 1, 2011 (Boston, MA) – J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to Boston Comic Con 2011! One of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his New England fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his first book, Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued wth his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Spider-Man, Wolverine, GI Joe, and many more! Be sure to catch his panel with fellow cover artists JG Jones, Adam Hughes and Dave Johnson!

Also joining Campbell at Boston Comic Con as recently announced guests are local writers Christos Gage, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski, The Walking Dead’s Cliff Rathburn, pencillers Sanford Greene, Keu Cha, Leo Leibelman, Mike Lilly, and a legion of inkers including Dexter Vines, Jack Purcell, and Mark Morales. Finally we are happy to welcome back stalwart supporters Craig Rousseau, Scott Wegener, Norman Lee, and Sara Richard.

Previously announced guests include Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, 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, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Tickets are currently available 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!

Finally, don’t forget to pick up your tickets in advance on our website.

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.

The convention will be held 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. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Only 30 Days Left Until Boston Comic Con 2011!

Get your advanced tickets now on line at www.bostoncomiccon.com. $20 for a one day pass and $35 for a two day pass. Kids 10 and under are free.

The guest list is mind blowing and includes some of the biggest names in the comic book industry…Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, J Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, and many many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Also this year we have an amazing panel program for the fans. This year’s featured speakers include Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Frank Quitely, J Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Matt Wagner, JG Jones, Frank Cho, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore, Dave Johnson, and Howard Chaykin!

Danger Girl Creator Comes to Boston Comic Con 2011

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J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to Boston Comic Con 2011! One of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his New England fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his first book, Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued with his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Spider-Man, Wolverine, GI Joe, and many more! Be sure to catch his panel with fellow cover artists JG Jones, Adam Hughes, and Dave Johnson!

Joining Campbell at Boston Comic Con are local writers Christos Gage, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski, The Walking Dead’s Cliff Rathburn, pencillers Sanford Greene, Keu Cha, Leo Leibelman, Mike Lilly, and a legion of inkers including Dexter Vines, Jack Purcell, and Mark Morales. Finally we are happy to welcome back stalwart supporters Craig Rousseau, Scott Wegener, Norman Lee, and Sara Richard. Check the website for full bios!

Previously announced guests include Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson,  J.G. Jones, 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, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Tickets are currently available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with paid adult admission!

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. The convention will be held from 10am to 7pm on Saturday April 30th and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday May 1st 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!

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Silver Age Icon Joins Boston Comic Con 2011 Roster

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Boston Comic Con is honored to announce that comic book icon Neal Adams is the latest addition to an already extraordinary guest list for 2011! A Silver Age legend, Adams has been one of the most influential artists in the industry both on the page and behind the scenes. From returning Batman to his dark and gritty roots to campaigning for creators’ rights, Adams holds the highest position of respect. His photorealistic art has graced the pages of The Brave and the Bold, Deadman, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and most recently Batman: Odyssey. Be sure to come to Boston Comic Con on April 30 – May 1, 2011 to welcome Neal Adams to New England!

Other recent additions include Spawn artist Greg Capullo, Playboy cartoonist Gahan Wilson, Marvel artist Stephanie Buscema, and returning guests Daixong Guo and Mark McKenna. Check out the convention website for full profiles of our guests and all the latest updates!

Previously announced guests include Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, 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, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Tickets are now available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with a paid adult!

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. The convention will be held Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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Boston Comic Con 2011 Doubles in Size and Moves to New Venue

 

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This spring the Boston Comic Con doubles in size and moves to a much larger venue, the Hynes Convention Center! In light of the massive crowds at the previous convention, the move was essential to accommodate the growing popularity of the show. And with this line up of comic creators, every extra foot of space is absolutely needed.

Boston Comic Con is thrilled to announce that the April 30-May 1, 2011 show features the best guest list New England has ever seen. Comic fans and collectors will not want to miss this amazing opportunity to meet superstar creators including Frank Quitely, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho,  Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, and Golden Age legend Joe Kubert! Check out the full guest list below!

Joe Kubert is indisputably one of the most impressive craftsmen in the field’s history. During his time in the business, Kubert has drawn everything from horror to Westerns to superheroes: DC Comics’ Hawkman, Tarzan, Sgt. Rock, Batman, and The Flash. Kubert is also the creator and artist of characters The Heroic Caveman, Tor, and Abraham Stone. Kubert will be appearing Sunday only at the 2011 Boston Comic Con.

Scottish artist Frank Quitely most frequently collaborates with writer Grant Morrison on series including Batman & Robin, All-Star Superman, New X-Men, We3, and many more. This is a rare US appearance of one of the most influential and innovative artists in comics.

Adam Hughes is one of the most in-demand artists in the industry. A fan favorite for his covers on Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, and more, Adam’s convention sketches are highly coveted by discerning collectors.

Darwyn Cooke is the creator of New Frontier from DC Comics. He formerly worked in animation where he created the title sequence of Batman Beyond. He is currently adapting Richard Stark’s Parker novels for IDW Publishing.

Frank Cho made a big splash with his comic strip Liberty Meadows while still in college. Entirely self-taught, he is regarded as one of the best Good Girl artists in the business; his sexy ladies have grace the pages of Mighty Avengers, The Ultimates, and Shanna the She-Devil.

Arthur Adams is one of the most influential comic book artists of his generation. Adams has a very detailed and realistic style that is a fan favorite. He has drawn everything from X-Men and The Fantastic Four to Batman and Superman Adams is also creator of Monkeyman and O’Brien.

Tim Sale is best known for working on iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Daredevil, Hulk, and Spider-Man. He is currently drawing the highly anticipated continuation of his Spectrum series, Captain America: White.  Tim’s art is also known worldwide to fans of the NBC hit drama Heroes, as he created the television show’s prophetic visions of the future.

“Reverend” Dave Johnson’s highly design-based covers have been featured on The Punisher and most famously on 100 Bullets. Dave is also the founder of The Drink & Draw Social Club.

J.G. Jones is the co-creator of Wanted. He also created every cover for DC’s year-long weekly series 52 and drew the Final Crisis series. Most recently, he is working on the covers for First Wave.

Matt Wagner is well-known for his character-driven, creator-owned series Grendel and Mage. He has also worked on comics featuring The Demon and Batman. Wagner’s recent projects include Madame Xanadu for Vertigo and a Green Hornet spin-off for Dynamite Entertainment.

Ryan Ottley came to fame when he took over the penciling duties for Invincible from original artist Cory Walker. Since then, he has co-created the series Haunt and Sea Bear & Land Shark.

Tony Harris is most famous for co-creating the Eisner-winning series Starman and Ex Machina. An artist of wide acclaim, he is the founder of Jolly Roger Studios.

Stan Sakai began his career by lettering comic books, notably Groo the Wanderer by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier and Stan Lee’s Spider-Man daily comic strip. He became famous with the creation of the epic saga Usagi Yojimbo, first published in 1984, which he still continues as the sole creator, doing almost all the artwork himself.

Terry Moore created the long running indie hit Strangers in Paradise. SIP is published under Moore’s own imprint, Abstract Studio, and is one of the most successful independently published books in the comics industry.

Sean “Cheeks” Galloway is a cartoonist whose fun, lively style was directly adapted to the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon series. He drew the Teen Titans feature for DC’s Wednesday Comics.

Howard Chaykin influenced the comic book industry by creating titles aimed at mature audiences most notably American Flagg! He also earned early fame by adapting the original Star Wars movie for Marvel Comics.

Stephane Roux is a French comic book artist who is known mostly for his cover work for Marvel, DC, and Semic Comics. He has worked on such titles as Witchblade and Birds of Prey. Roux is currently working on the ongoing DC Comics series Zatanna.

Khoi Pham is a graduate of Northeastern who went to become a trial attorney till he decided to live his dream of becoming a comic artist. One of the Young Guns of Marvel Comics with art on titles such as Mighty Avengers and The Incredible Hercules, he is currently drawing the series Chaos War.

David Mack is the creator of the independent comic book sensation Kabuki. A talented artist who often experiments with media, his works has been seen in many comic series including Daredevil, White Tiger, and Avengers.

Finally, Mark Chiarello is the Art Director of DC Comics, he edited the high profile and critically acclaimed series Batman: Black & White, Solo, and this past summer’s Wednesday Comics. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he worked on Batman/Houdini, countless covers for both Marvel and DC as a painter, and published a book of portraits of baseball players from the Negro Leagues.

Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that Chiarello will once again conduct a limited number of portfolio reviews. This is a rare opportunity for artists to show their work to the man in charge of the look of the DC Universe.  Last year he met with dozens of local artists and found at least one to bring into the DC fold.

Tickets are now available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass.

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. The convention will be held Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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Kubert Family Schedule at NYCC 2010

Joe, Adam, and Andy Kubert will be at the New York Comic Con on October 8-10th at the Javits Center in New York City!

Don’t miss it!!

Info:
Joe Kubert School Booth #2289
Andy Kubert appearing Friday and Saturday
Adam Kubert appearing Saturday
Joe Kubert appearing Saturday and Sunday
Schedule:
Friday 3:00 – 4:00pm  — Andy Kubert signing at DC Comic Booth
Saturday 11:00 – 12:00pm  — Adam, Andy and Joe Kubert signing at Joe Kubert School Booth
Saturday 1:30 – 2:30pm  — Adam Kubert signing at Marvel Booth
Saturday 7:45 – 8:45pm  — Kubert School Spotlight Panel and Art Demo with Joe and Adam Kubert (panel room 2 (1A08-2))
Sunday 12:30-1:30pm  — Joe Kubert signing at DC Comics Booth

Saturday panel description:

Kubert School Spotlight and Art Demo with Joe and Adam Kubert
Saturday, October, 9th.
7:45-8:45pm
Panel Room 2 (1A08-12)

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art has been fostering the next generation of talent for the last 35 years.  In this spotlight, Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock, Hawkman) and his son, Adam Kubert (Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine), answer all your questions about the Kubert School.  During this session, Joe Kubert will also demonstrate his drawing techniques in a live demo.  The piece he creates in the demo will be raffled off with the proceeds benefiting the National Cartoonists Society Foundation to aid indigent cartoonists.  Stop by the the Joe Kubert School Booth (#2289) Friday or Saturday for details and to purchase raffle tickets.  Don’t miss out on this chance to see a living legend create a work of art right before your eyes!

Kubert School Open House

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art hosts an open house for prospective students on October 16, 2010 from 1-4pm. Joe, Adam, and Andy Kubert will all be on hand to say ‘Hello’ and answer questions. Featuring guided tours of the school facility for potential students and their families.  There will be refreshments, giveaways, and a raffle for prizes including the Kubert Sketchbook! In addition to the Open House, there will be faculty demonstrations! 
 
Mark the date on your calendar!  Visit this unique school. To RSVP, please call:  973-361-1327 or e-mail:  openhouse@kubertschool.edu

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
37B Myrtle Avenue, Dover, New Jersey  07801

Kubert Family Joins NYCC Guest List

Comic book legend Joe Kubert and sons Adam and Andy Kubert will be guests of the New York Comic Con, which is set for the weekend of October 8-10, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

“These three fellas make for an incredibly comic family! Patriarch, Joe, has worked in comics since the industry began! He’s produced stories for countless characters, notably DC’s Hawkman and Sgt. Rock and his own Tor and Abraham Stone. He also made an unmatchable incredible contribution to comics – The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art,” said NYCC’s Lance Fensterman.

“Adam has worked all over in the comic world, contributing to Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, and Superman. He helped launch Marvel’s Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four titles as well,” he said.

“Andy has illustrated for an extensive list of comics that ranges from X-Men to Captain America to Thor. He was co-winner of the 2005 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel in collaboration with Neil Gaiman for Marvel 1602,” he said.

All three Kuberts will be hanging out at the Kubert School booth during the convention weekend.

For more details and the current guest roster, check the NYCC Guest Page.

NJ – Kubert School Open House

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Joe, Adam, and Andy Kubert will all be on hand to say ‘Hello’ and answer questions at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. OPEN HOUSE on April 24, from 1 – 4 PM. The school is located at 37 Myrtle Avenue in Dover, New Jersey.

You can also check us out on Facebook at: Joe Kubert School Open House
  
* Featuring guided tours of the newly renovated school facility for potential students and their families. 
  
* There will be refreshments, giveaways, and a raffle for prizes .
 
* In addition to the Open House, the work of instructors and alumni will be on display.  There will also be a wide variety of comics, prints, and original art available for purchase.
 
Mark the date on your calendar!  Visit this unique school. “Taught by professionals  for aspiring professionals.”
 
To RSVP, please call:  973-361-1327 or e-mail:  openhouse@kubertsworld.com

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Baltimore Comic-Con Says Thanks

November 17, 2009 by  
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Thanks for a Great 10th Anniversary from the Baltimore Comic-Con!

Baltimore, Maryland – November 16, 2009 – The 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con would like to take a moment to thank all of our exhibitors, guests, and staff for contributing to what was a spectacular celebration of our 10th anniversary. As anyone attending can attest, our 10th annual show had both record size and record attendance, and we’ve been gratified to see all of the positive write-ups from press, pros, and the public at large.

“When we set out to plan the biggest Baltimore Comic-Con ever, I knew it would take the help of all of our partners – and they delivered,” said show promoter Marc Nathan. “For our guests, publishers, retailers, exhibitors, volunteers, and especially to our great fans who continue to come out for our comic book show each year – I want to say ‘Thank you!’ Also, I owe a special thanks to Neal Adams, Roger Ash, Joe Keatinge, Joe Kubert, and George Perez for their contributions to the show. We could not have done it without all of them. I look forward to planning on our 11th show in 2010.”

Our guest charities, the Hero Initiative, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), and Humane Society all raised a great deal of money for their worthy causes.

“We feel as if we cannot say ‘thank you’ enough…to the person who very generously donated the comic books to be sold on our behalf,” said Tracy Santos, Community Relations Manager for the Baltimore Humane Society. “Our thanks also go out to the many artists who came to our booth to draw for donations…Mike Wieringo is the reason Baltimore Humane Society walked away from Comic-Con with $3,300. The love and admiration you all have for him is something that shows each time you speak of him.”

The Hero Initiative, which announced at this year’s Harvey Award Ceremony and Banquet that it had raised over $100,000 through the Baltimore Comic-Con’s 10 year history, had another great year. “Through the incredible efforts of fan favorite George Perez and Tim Sale, the charity was able to once again raise nearly $10,000,” said Kevin Brogan, East Coast Hero Initiative Representative. “Baltimore Comic-Con has always been a rewarding experience both monetarily and through the in-kind efforts and good grace of Baltimore’s remarkable guest artists.”

“The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is grateful to Marc Nathan and his outstanding team who put on the Baltimore Comic-Con. We were glad to meet hundreds of enthusiastic supporters over the weekend, who were all having a great time celebrating comic books and their creators at the show. The Baltimore Comic-Con, year after year, is one of the most vibrant and vital celebrations of the comic book medium in the United States and we’re glad to be a part of it,” said Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of CBLDF, who raised over $2,600 during the weekend.

This year’s show highlights included Scott Kurtz hosting a very successful (and very funny) Harvey Awards Banquet and Ceremony, featuring a jam-packed grab-bag for dinner attendees and Neal Adams being awarded the HERO Initiative Humanitarian Award; our first annual Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction which sold pieces by artists such as David Petersen, Sean Chen, Joe Kubert, and Frank Cho; and our first annual Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest, which brought out great numbers of costumed attendees of all ages, and awarded the $1,000 grand prize for Best Overall, Top Winner to Paul Day of Bel Air, MD who sported a fantastic Iron Man costume!

In addition to Paul, here are the attendees that won category awards and their character costumes:

Best Existing Super Hero, Adult, Male – Paul Day, Iron Man
Best Original Super Hero, Adult, Male – James Hennigan, Hate Priest
Best (Potpourri), Adult, Male – Charles Singer, Predator
Best Original Super Hero, Adult, Female – Teal (and John) Slayden, Delta & Corvis
Best (Potpourri), Adult, Female – Camille Trejo, Princess Nuala Silverlance (Hellboy 2)
Best Existing Super Hero, Adult, Female – Hannah Pagan, Harley Quinn

Best Existing Super Hero, Under 13, Male – Joey Lister, Snake Eyes
Best (Potpourri), Under 13, Male – Jeffrey Stanley, Kingdom Hearts
Best Original Super Hero, Under 13, Female – Harlie Heiserman, Bug Kid
Best Existing Super Hero, Under 13, Female- Parker Day, Wonder Woman (from Kingdom Come)
Best (Potpourri), Under 13, Female – Rachel Stanley, Kairi, Kingdom Hearts II

Next Year
Please mark your calendars now to join us in 2010 on August 28th and 29th for the Baltimore Comic-Con’s 11th year. Confirmed guests include Michael and Laura Allred, Howard Chaykin, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Dan DiDio, Al Feldstein, Ron Garney, Michael Golden, Geoff Johns, Michael Lark, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, James Robinson, Jim Starlin, Mark Texeira, and Marv Wolfman.

Details on guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming leading up to the show can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.

Big Apple Comic Con Programming Schedule Released

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Wizard has released the schedule for signings, panels, and nighttime events for the Big Apple Comic Con.

Featured signers include Joe Quesada, Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, Carlos Pacheco, Kevin Maguire, J.M. Dematteis, Andy Kubert, Adam Kubert, Joe Kubert, Thomas Jane, Paul Cornell, Phil Jimenez, Dwight Gooden, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, Yogi Berra, George “The Animal” Steele, and Pete Rose.

A PDF of the Floor Map is also available.

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