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  • Tidewater Comicon (May 2015)

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    Convention Name
    Tidewater Comicon
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.tidewatercomicon.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    05/16/2015
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    05/17/2015
    About This Convention
    The 2nd Annual Tidewater Comicon May 16-17th in Virginia Beach, VA. Special Media Guests: Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath, Kelly Hu, Chloe Dykstra, and more. Special Guest Comic Book Creators: Ron Marz, Chad Hardin, Kevin Maguire, and more. Game Room, Arcade Alley, Panels, Workshops, Trivia, Costume Contest. 12 and under FREE.
    Venue Name and Address
    Virginia Beach Convention Center
    1000 19th Street
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    180
    Projected Attendance
    10000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Gaming
    Guests
    Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath, Kelly Hu, Chloe Dykstra, Ron Marz, Chad Hardin, Kevin Maguire, and more.

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    Comic Book I-CON (October 2014)

    Comic Book I-Con

    Convention Name
    Comic Book I-CON
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.iowacomicbookclub.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    10/25/2014
    About This Convention
    Put on by the Iowa Comic Book Club for the 14th year. Our largest group of vendors of comic books/related merchandise, artist area filled with talent, 2 gaming areas, discussion panels, trivia contest, cosplay contest, and MORE. Admission is only $10 for fans 11 and up. Kids 10 and under FREE with paid adult.
    Venue Name and Address
    Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
    833 5th Ave
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    100
    Projected Attendance
    1000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Anime
    Additional Categories
    • Comic Books
    • Gaming
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Fabian Nicieza, Paul Pelletier, Kevin Maguire, Jeff Parker, Phil Hester

    Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Guests List Continues to Grow!

    Baltimore Comic ConBaltimore Comic-Con Guest List Continues to Grow!

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 17, 2014 - The new and expanded floor for our premiere 3-day show continues to fill in!  The 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con will be held the weekend of September 5-7!

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is elated to welcome back to our show the amazingly talented Kevin Maguire,Herb Trimpe, and Mark Waid.

    Kevin Maguire acquired notoriety working on a number of DC titles including Justice League, Formerly Known As Justice League, JLA Classified, and Doom Patrol, as well as Marvel’s Defenders. He is one of the artists credited with the relaunch of DC’s Teen Titans and alternated art duties on the relaunched World’s Finest.  Maguire has recently been seen on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

     

    Artist/writer Herb Trimpe has the privilege of having been the first to bring the X-Men’s Wolverine to life in the pages of The Incredible Hulk #181. Trimpe cut his teeth with Marvel beginning in comics’ Silver Age of the 1960s, where he began his long run onThe Incredible Hulk, as well as a year spent on The Defenders later in his careerHis long tenure at Marvel also meant he would go on to work with most all of the major characters (and many minor ones). More recently, Trimpe’s lines can be found gracing the pages of IDW’s GI Joe: A Real American Hero and Dinosaurs Attack.

    The multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Mark Waid has been the voice behind numerous issues, mini-series, and title runs that have resonated throughout comics fandom and the creative community alike.  His acclaimed runs and series include DC Comics’ The Flash, Kingdom Come, The Kingdom, JLA: Year One, JLA, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Superman: Birthright, Marvel Comics’ Captain America, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, The Indestructible Hulk, and Daredevil, BOOM! Studios’ Incorruptible and Irredeemable,Archie Comics’ The Fox, and Empire, originally published by Gorilla Comics and later by DC Comics.  He also went on to become Editor-in-Chief and then Chief Creative Officer at BOOM! Studios, while continuing to work on freelance assignments for other publishers. Waid is one of the principals behind Thrillbent Comics, a digital comics initiative, where he also publishes titles such as In the Pi of the Beholder, Luther, Cthulhu Calls, If You’re So Smart, and Insufferable.

     

    “We are so blessed to have guests of this caliber attending our show,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Each of these gentlemen has made significant contributions to the industry in which we work, and they truly raise the bar for the Con.”

     

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

    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 websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    Contact Information

    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Added to Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

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    Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Banner List of All-Star Artists!

    Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Join the 3 Day Party!

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 10, 2014 – Year after year, the staff at the Baltimore Comic-Con strives to make our show bigger and better, and our 15th annual event will be no different. The premiere 3-day gala occurs the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

    Our announced guests today are noteworthy for their artistic contributions to the industry, and specifically their recent work at DC Comics.

    BatmanAfter some initial success at small-press publisher FantaCo, Greg Capullo landed work in the 1990s at Marvel Comics on titles such as Quasar, What If..?, and X-Force. Todd MacFarlane approached Capullo to do work for him at Image Comics on MacFarlane’s Spawn, which led to a run on the title, spin-offs, and other notable titles under the Image umbrella including Haunt and Capullo’s The Creech. DC Comics wooed Capullo to take over art duties on Batman during their New 52 relaunch, a run that went on to earn great accolades.

    Dark KnightJoining us from Canada, David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as Cyberforce, Ascension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-Men, Avengers (and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knight before jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He is currently working on DC’s Forever Evil.

    Justice League of AmericaThe Brazilian team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will also return to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014! Reis began his career at Dark Horse with a long run on Ghost and follow-up work on The Mask, Time Cop, and Xena. He has worked on Marvel titles like Avengers, Iron Man, and Defenders, and at DC on Action Comics, Teen Titans, and Superman. Prado’s line work has graced the pages and covers of DC Comics’ Superman, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, and Rann/Thanagar War. Together, they are currently working on Justice League and Aquaman and The Others, also from DC Comics.

    “We love what these gentlemen have brought to the DC Comics Universe, and comics art in general,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome them back, and we know our fans will be thrilled to hear they’ll be joining us again!”

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

    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.

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Back DeMatteis, Giffen & Maguire

    January 22, 2013 by  
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    The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the return of J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, and Kevin Maguire to this year’s show, taking place the weekend of September 8-9, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

    Writer J.M. DeMatteis began his career in the late-’70s working on DC Comics’ horror line of books. In 1980, he moved over to Marvel, where he worked on The Defenders and Captain America. Over the next 30 years, DeMatteis would write nearly every major character in both the DC and Marvel Universes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Daredevil, and Doctor Strange. DeMatteis is currently co-writing the Phantom Stranger along with Dan Didio for DC Comics.

    Keith Giffen is a writer/artist who has worked on such titles as OMAC, Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and his creator-owned series, Hero Squared. Giffen is currently working on Threshold and the recently announced Masters of the Universe ongoing series for DC Comics.

    Artist Kevin Maguire, who has worked with both Giffen and DeMatteis on several books, began his a career in 1987. He has worked on such high-profile titles as Batman Confidential, Captain America, and X-Men, and he is currently working with Paul Levitz and George Perez on DC Comics’ World’s Finest, which stars the Huntress and Power Girl.

    DeMatteis, Giffen, and Maguire are well-known for their run on DC Comics’ Justice League in the late ’80s, which added a humorous brand of storytelling to the superhero team dynamic and brought a lighthearted tone with fantastic humor – something different in a comic landscape that was filled with “grim and gritty” books.

    “We couldn’t be happier to have these three creators reuniting once again at this year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Their appearance together at the show in 2011 was a real treat to fans who attended the show and who attended their panel. Their work in comics in the late-’80s helped to lay the groundwork for many of today’s modern characters.”

    Giffen, DeMatteis, and Maguire join already announced guests: Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); 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 websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    DC Entertainment Creators Flock to Charm City for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con

    September 5, 2012 by  
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    DC Entertainment Creators Flock to Charm City for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con
    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 29, 2012 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce top creators from DC Entertainment who will be attending this year’s show, taking place the weekend of September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

    Guests to the show include: Bernard Chang (DC Universe Presents); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Mike Choi (Demon Knights); Dan DiDio (O.M.A.C., Phantom Stranger); Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire); Jamal Igle (The Ray); Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes, World’s Finest); and Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest).

    Bernard Chang began his career in comics in the early-1990s at Valiant Comics. Throughout his career, he has penciled such titles as X-Men, New Mutants, Cable, Deadpool, Superman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman. Most recently, he finished the first arc on DC Universe Presents.

    Cliff Chiang began his career as an assistant editor at DC before moving over to the creative side. He is best known for his work on Human Target, Beware the Creeper, and Green Arrow/Black Canary. He is currently the penciler on Wonder Woman.

    Mike Choi broke into comics in 2003 at Image Comics’ Top Cow imprint working on such titles asWitchblade, The Magdalena, and Tomb Raider. In 2007, he was named to Wizard Magazine’s “Hot 10 Artists” list for his work on Marvel’s X-23: Target X. Currently, he handling art duties for Demon Knights.

    During his tenure at DC, Co-Publisher Dan DiDio has written several books, including The Outsiders and the weekly Metal Men feature in Wednesday Comics. Since the relauch of DC last year, DiDio has written theO.M.A.C. series and the Challengers of the Unknown storyline in DC Universe Presents. He is currently working on Phantom Stanger, which will debut in September of this year.

    Joshua Hale Fialkov, who has been nominated for Harvey Awards in 2006 (Best Writer and Best New Talent) and in 2011 (Best New Series, Best Graphic Album Previously Published, Best Writer, and Best Single Issue or Story), is best now for his work on Echoes, Elk’s Run, and The Last of the Greats. He is currently writing the horror series, I, Vampire, at DC.

    Jamal Igle began his career in comics at the early age of 17, working as intern at DC while attending the High School of Art and Design. He began penciling full-time in 1993 and his body of work includes lengthy runs onFirestorm, Nightwing, and Supergirl at DC. Most recently, he wrapped up the 4-issue mini-series, The Ray.

    Paul Levitz has been a mainstay at DC 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.

    Kevin Maguire, who broke into comics in 1987, is a writer, penciller, and inker best known for his work on series such as Justice LeagueBatman ConfidentialCaptain America, and X-Men. Before the relaunch, he worked on the latest volume of Doom Patrol and is currently working with Paul Levitz on World’s Finest for DC’s New 52.

    “We’re thrilled to have such a talented group of creators joining us in Baltimore this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Each of these folk is a mainstay here at the show and it’s a real treat for all the fans to be able to meet the men and women that are shaping the comics at DC!”

     

    TICKETS
    Tickets are now available for VIP GOLD, VIP, and General Admission at the Baltimore Comic-Con!

    Buy your convention tickets and save time at the show! – http://baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/
    For Harvey Award Tickets – http://baltimorecomiccon.com/harvey-awards/

     

    This year’s confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee (Saturday only!); Neal Adams (First X-Men, Baman:  Odyssey); Jason Adams (Sculptor); Josh Adams (Doctor Who, Sherlock); Dave Aikins (SpongeBob and Dora the Explorerchildren’s books illustrator); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel Artist); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Tom Brevoort (Avengers); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables, Doctor Who); Jim Calafiore (Secret Six); Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto’s Orange Day); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Richard Case (Artist Alley Comics, Doom Patrol); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Bernard Chang (DC Comics Presents, War of the Green Lanterns); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight – Saturday only!); Sean Chen (Steel, Avengers Academy, Voltron); Jim Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men, AVX VS., Spider-Men);Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Mike Choi (Fantastic Four, Demon Knights, Captain Atom); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic www.bloopstree.com); Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Eryk Donovan (SEQAPUNCH anthology, ‘Ringo Scholarship Recipient); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); Ray Fawkes (One Soul); Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Echoes, Last of the Greats); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); Anthony Fleecs (In My Lifetime); Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Swamp Thing, Captain America and Black Widow); Franco (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar); Mike Gold (Editor, DC Comics, Co-Founder and Editor First Comics); Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!); Dan Green (Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes); Randy Green (Artist Alley Comics, Witchblade); Brad Guigar (Evil Inc.); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Scott Hanna (Green Lantern Corps); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Marc Hempel (Sandman, Gregory, Blood of the Innocent);Eric Henson (Perhapanauts : Danger Down Under); Greg Horn (Max Payne, Avengers DK, Avengers Academy); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); Chris Ivy (Hero Comics, Army of Darkness); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics, Negative Burn); Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Roger Langridge (Snarked, Popeye, The Muppets, Thor the Mighty Avenger); Greg LaRocque (Web of Spider-Man, The Avengers, Legion of Super Heroes); Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon); Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men); Norman Lee (Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, Wolverine and the X-Men); Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Justice League Dark, Animal Man, Essex County); Paul Levitz (DC Comics, Legion of Super Heroes); Joe Linsner (Dawn); David Mack (Kabuki); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mark Mariano (Happyloo); Laura Martin (Avengers vs. X-Men, Captain America, 100 Penny Press: The Rocketeer); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Carla Speed McNeil (Finder); Pop Mhan (Gears of War, Blank, Ender’s Game); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Dave Nestler (Salem’s Daughter: The Haunting, Grimm Fairy Tales); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); Dan Parsons (Star Wars artist); Andrew Pepoy (Fables, The Simpsons, Simone & Ajax); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men, Ultimates Comics Ultimates); Khoi Pham (X-Men); Paul Pope (THB, Adventure Time); Eric Powell (The Goon); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); Mike Raicht (Stuff of Legend, Infestation: G.I. Joe, Dark Shadows); Tom Raney (Suicide Squad, Incredible Hulk, Avengers Academy); Joe Rivera (Daredevil); Paolo Rivera (Daredevil); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, Marvel Super-Heroes); Joe Rubinstein (Agent Marc Sanders, Green Hornet Golden Age Remastered); Andy Runton (Owly); Christophe Ryder (Dames in the Atomic Age); Scott Christian Sava (The Dreamland Chronicles); Alex Saviuk (STAN LEE’s MIGHTY 7); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Matteo Scalera (Secret Avengers, Irredeemable, Valen the Outcast, Wolverine & the X-Men); Louise Simonson (Rocketeer Adventures, Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Nicky Soh (LIQUID CITY, ‘Ringo Scholarship Recipient); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Mark Sparacio (Liberty Girl, Omega Paradox, Jonah Hex); Chris Sparks (Team Cul de Sac); Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet, Dreadstar, Captain Marvel); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Roger Stern (Hulk Smash Avengers, The Captain America Corps); Paul Storrie (Twisted Journeys, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Robert Tinnell (Flesh & Blood, EZ Street, Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Herb Trimpe (G.I. Joe, Wolverine); Tim Truman (Hawken, Grimjack); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Surrogates); Neil Vokes (Flesh And Blood, The Dark Forest); Dave Wachter (Night of 1000 Wolves); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Matt Webb (Flesh and Blood, John Byrne’s Next Men, Zombie Tales); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster, Fables, Blood of the Innocent); Matt Wieringo (‘Ringo Scholarship Fund); Rich Woodall (Artist Alley Comics, Johnny Raygun); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein); Kelly Yates (Dr. Who: A Fairytale Life, Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (Love and Capes); Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella, Fables).

    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 websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

    Please take a moment to help us spread this message using the social media links embedded, reposting, or retweeting!

     

    Contact Information

    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

    general@baltimorecomiccon.com - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

     

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    NYC – World’s Finest Signing

    Artist Kevin Maguire signs at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 6:00pm to celebrate the release of DC Comics’ inaugural book leading off the second wave of the New 52 with World’s Finest #1!

    (A purchase of World’s Finest #1 is required to participate in the event.)

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Jim Hanley’s Universe
    4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Table Listings

    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

    COHN,SCOTT AA503

    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

    KELLY,KEN AAW19

    KELLY,KEN AAW20

    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

    MCBASTID,SETH AA310

    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

    NERONSKI,ELIZABETH AA311

    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

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW32

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW33

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW34

    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!

     

    Boston Comic Con 2012 This Weekend!

    Press Release:

    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!

    DC Taking Top Talent To C2E2 2012

    March 26, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois, Top Stories

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    Press Release:

    DC ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING TOP TALENT TO CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2) 

    Renowned Comic Book Publisher will Participate in Nine Panels at Convention; Executives and Creators to Meet with Fans

    Norwalk, CT, March 23, 2012:  DC Entertainment has revealed that it will bring an extensive line up of top talent and creators to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  The renowned comic book publisher is slated to participate in nine panels providing thousands of fans the opportunity to hear from some of the most famous artists and creators in the DC universe.  Many of these creators, as well as executives from the company, will also be on hand to meet with fans in the DC Entertainment booth, which will occupy 2500 square feet in a central location on the convention floor. The talent that is (so far) scheduled to appear at C2E2 includes: Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar, Chris Burnham, David Finch, Patrick Gleason, Kevin Maguire, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone and Scott Snyder.  This does not include a number of top creators that DC will be bringing to the convention for BEFORE WATCHMEN, which has been announced in a separate release.

    This year’s C2E2, which is produced by the organizers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), is expected to attract thousands of loyal fans making this convention the largest pop culture extravaganza in the Midwest.  It will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

    “DC Entertainment has been a tremendous supporter of C2E2 ever since we launched the show in 2010,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “We are honored that they bring such high caliber talent to our convention and this year is no exception.  I think their participation is a strong statement about how much they believe in our event, and how much they believe in Chicago and the Midwest as a center for pop culture activity and commerce.  DC is a pre-eminent publisher and they elevate dialogue and entertainment simply by being present and being involved.  We are pleased that they have elected to be so present and involved in C2E2.”

    FRANCO AURELIANI has been drawing comics since he could hold a crayon in his little fingers. His credits for DC Comics include the Eisner Award-winning TINY TITANS, YOUNG JUSTICE and the upcoming SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES. In 1995, he founded Blindwolf Studios, an independent art studio where he and fellow creators like his superstar cartoonist buddy Art Baltazar create wonderful comics for all the kids. Franco is also the creator, artist and writer of WEIRDSVILLE, LIL CREEPS and EAGLE ALL STAR and the co-creator and writer of PATRICK THE WOLF BOY. Franco is also very tall.

    ART BALTAZAR is a super-cartoonist from Chicago! His credits for DC Comics include the Eisner Award-winning TINY TITANS, YOUNG JUSTICE and the upcoming SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES. Additional credits include GORILLA GORILLA comics for Disney Adventures and PATRICK THE WOLF BOY comics from BlindWolf Studios. Aw Yeah Man!

    CHRIS BURNHAM derives from Chicago. His credits include BATMAN INCORPORATED and BATMAN AND ROBIN for DC Comics, X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND and X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY for Marvel Comics, FEAR AGENT for Dark Horse, THE ELEPHANTMENT, NIXON’S PALS and OFFICER DOWNE for Image Comics, and much more.

    DAVID FINCH launched his comics career on Top Cow Productions’ Cyberforce, where he started out assisting creator Marc Silvestri before graduating to full-time penciller in 1996. After co-creating the title Ascension and pencilling the first four issues of Aphrodite IX for Image, Finch went on to illustrate acclaimed runs on Ultimate X-MenThe New AvengersMoon Knight and Ultimatum for Marvel before being lured to DC by its siren Bat-song. A contributor to BATMAN #700 and penciller for the one-shot BATMAN: THE RETURN, Finch is currently writing and drawing the ongoing series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT as well as crafting exquisite cover art for a host of DC titles. A proud Canadian, he makes his home on the snowy steppes of Ontario.

    PATRICK GLEASON loves to create fantastic characters and the worlds they inhabit. His focus on character development and powerful storytelling can be found within the stories of many iconic characters including DC’s Batman and Robin, Green Lantern Corps, Aquaman, The Jusctie League, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, and The JSA. His ground-laying work, alongside Geoff Johns, and Dave Gibbons on Green Lantern Corps mini-series RECHARGE made way for the acclaimed ongoing series. The Sinestro Corps War followed, and then culminated in the explosive Blackest Night with Peter J Tomasi. Along with DC Comics’ wildly successful New 52, Patrick continues to lend his artistic vision and work to the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin.

    KEVIN MAGUIRE resents being known as the guy who draws “funny faces.” He draws expressive faces (thank you very much) on titles such as the various Justice League books of the 1980s, The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, TEAM TITANS, Strike Back!, JLA: CREATED EQUAL, X-Men Forever, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, and The Defenders. OK… he draws funny faces too.

    After breaking into the industry at a young age, SEAN MURPHY made a name for himself in the world of indie comics before joining up with DC for such titles as BATMAN/SCARECROW: YEAR ONE, TEEN TITANS, HELLBLAZER and the miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. He also wrote and illustrated the original graphic novel Off Road.

    JIMMY PALMIOTTI is a multi-award-winning creator and co-founder of Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, and Paperfilms, where he currently partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray. Together they have created and co-created: The New West, MONOLITH, 21 DOWN, THE RESISTANCE, The ProGatecrasherBeautiful KillerAshCloudburstTrigger Girl 6SplattermanThrill SeekerTrailblazer,Ballerina, THE TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT and the TV series, Painkiller Jane.

    He has worked on POWERGIRL and JONAH HEX for DC COMICS, The Last Resort for IDW, Back to Brooklyn for Image Comics, Spartacusfor Devils Due, and Time Bomb for Radical Comics. He is currently writing ALL-STAR WESTERN and THE RAY for DC COMICS the New 52.

    GAIL SIMONE first caught the attention of the comics world on the world wide web, where her popular humor column “You’ll All Be Sorry!” was featured on Comic Book Resources.  It wasn’t long before she was tapped to write The Simpsons for Bongo Comics, which led to working in the mainstream for Marvel Comics as the writer on Deadpool.

    Following her Marvel work, Simone began working for DC, where she is most known for her much-beloved run on BIRDS OF PREY.  She has continued to write for DC and its many imprints on titles that include ROSE AND THORN, ACTION COMICS, TEEN TITANS, SECRET SIX, THE LEGION, VILLAINS UNITED, JLA CLASSIFIED, THE ALL-NEW ATOM, GEN13, and her creator-owned title WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY. Simone is currently writing BATGIRL in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

    SCOTT SNYDER has written comics for both DC and Marvel, including the bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING, and is the author of the story collection Voodoo Heart (The Dial Press). He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYC and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett. He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

    For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.  For more information about DC Entertainment and their guests please contact ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­David Hyde at david.hyde@dccomics.com.

    ABOUT REEDPOP:  ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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