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 website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
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 League, Batman Confidential, Captain 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 are now available for VIP GOLD, VIP, and General Admission at the Baltimore Comic-Con!
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.
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.
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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.
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.)
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
April 20, 2012 by Colin Solan
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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!
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-Men, The New Avengers, Moon 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 Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Splatterman, Thrill Seeker, Trailblazer,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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
More Than 270 Superstar Creators Making Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Their Canvas This Weekend
Ramos, Cheung, Suydam, Sienkiewicz, Horn, Jimenez, Jones, Grell Among 270+ International, National and Local Artists and Writers On Hand Friday Through Sunday At Pennsylvania Convention Center
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2011 – More than 270 comics creators from around the world – and across the City of Brotherly Love – will be taking their talents to Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, Friday through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. From Will Eisner Industry Award winners like Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”) and Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra”) to popular creators Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Hero For Hire”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) to J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wanted”).
What makes this gathering especially unique for Comic Con fans is the massive international presence, unmatched by any previous events. These include extremely rare U.S. appearances from greats like Carlos Pacheco (Spain), Mick Oosterveer (Denmark), Humberto Ramos (Mexico), Doug Braithwaite (England), Edgar Delgado “Pato” (Mexico), Francisco Herrera (Mexico) and more.
The creators will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch. Many Greater Philadelphia-based artists will be in attendance, as well as a total of 13 Eisner Comics winners or nominees, including honorees Franco Aureliani (“Billy Batson And The Magic Of Shazam!,” “Tiny Titans”) and Todd Klein (“Green Lantern,” “New Talent Showcase”).
“This weekend we have gathered Philadelphia Comic Con’s most diverse and talented group of creators ever,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “It’s another example of how Wizard World continues to bring the best and brightest in the comics industry to the fans.”
Among the other popular artists fans will want to meet are Jim Cheung (“Avengers,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”) and Tom Raney (“Avengers Academy,” “Incredible Hulks”).
In all, more than 20 artists who have worked on the “Green Lantern” franchise are scheduled to appear, This Green Lantern Celebration includes such greats as Ethan Van Sciver, Tyler Kirkham and Shane Davis – perfect timing with the feature film releasing in theaters this weekend. Philadelphia Comic Con programming includes two “Green Lantern” themed panels as well as several “Wizard Art School” sessions featuring top creators and others highlighting various aspects of the industry.
Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, now in its 11th year, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Among the most popular celebrities scheduled to attend are Bruce Campbell, Adam Baldwin, Bill Goldberg, Pam Grier, Vivica A. Fox, Julie Benz and Billy Dee Williams.
Philadelphia Comic Con is the sixth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour. Hours are Friday, noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.
For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a Philadelphia Comic Con Fan on Facebook.
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October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
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November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
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Eighteen Eisner Award Winners, Nominees To Attend Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, April 29-May 1
Jim Krueger, Kevin Maguire, Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout Among Top Creators At Anaheim Comic Con
NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 18, 2011 – Eighteen Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners or nominees are among the more than 200 comic creators already scheduled to attend Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, April 29-May 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Seven superstar artists and writers who have won the prestigious Eisner Award who will be on site include Jim Krueger (“Earth X,” “Project Superpowers”), Steve Lieber (“Detective Comics,” “Hawkman”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential,” Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra”), and William Stout (paleontological reconstruction artist), Derek Kirk Kim (“Same Difference and Other Stories,” “Lowbright”) and D.J. Kirkbride (“PopGun,” “Do You Believe in Ninjas?”).
Eisner nominees scheduled to appear include James Andrew Clark (“The Guns of Shadow Valley: Scar Tissue”), Chyna Clugston Flores (“Blue Monday,” “Brave & The Bold”), Nat Gertler (“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a GN”, “The Factor”), Eliza Frye (“The Lady’s Murder,” “Lucky House”), Paul Gulacy (“Valkyrie,” “Batman”), James Hudnall (“Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography,” “Harsh Realm”), Barbara Kesel (“Star Wars,” “Action Comics”), Kazu Kibuishi (“Flight,” “Copper”), Ethan Nicolle (“Chumble Spuzz,” “Axe Cop”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”) and Judd Winick (“Batman and Robin,” “Power Girl”).
The creators will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch. Many California-based artists will be in attendance as well.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. Established in 1987, they are named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and several award-winning graphic novels).
Anaheim Comic Con will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Among the celebrities scheduled to attend are Tricia Helfer, Alaina Huffman, Harry Hamlin, Michael McMillian, John Schneider, Adam West, Burt Ward and Chase Masterson.
Anaheim Comic Con is the fourth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled. Hours are Friday, April 29, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Tickets are available in advance online at www.wizardworld.com/anaheim.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World is a producer of pop culture and multimedia conventions across North America that markets movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking/gaming platforms, comic books and graphic novels. It has the rights to the names, marks, domains, customer lists and production rights for a portfolio of pop culture and multimedia conventions.
For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become an Anaheim Comic Con Fan on Facebook.
Via The Source, DC has announced their panel and signing schedule for C2E2 2011:
4:30-5:30pm, Room 474
What’s in store for Green Lantern’s comics adventures in 2011? War! Join DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Doug Mahnke, Tyler Kirkham, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and others to get a sneak peak into the future of GL in the DCU!
6:30-7:30pm, Room 470b
The DC NATION returns to Chicago! Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and some of comics’ top talents give you the inside scoop on what’s new from DC Entertainment. DCU, VERTIGO and MAD will all be discussed, so come on by and join the nation!
Creator Signings for Friday, 3/18:
Christian Alamy, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Prado, Rod Reis
Tony Daniel, Scott Snyder, Ryan Benjamin, Gail Simone
Yildiray Cinar, Kevin Maguire
Paul Cornell, Don Kramer, Phil Hester
Art Baltazar, Mike Norton, Franco
Brian Azzarello, Bill Willingham
11:30-12:30pm, Room 474
What will happen to your favorite DCU characters during this year’s major events? Join DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza and SVP – Sales Bob Wayne, along with Yildiray Cinar, Art Baltazar, Franco, Mike Norton, Kevin Maguire and others to hear about upcoming highlights from the DCU.
1:30-2:30pm, Room 470b
Find out what compelling tales comics’ edgiest imprint has in store for you in the months to come! Join Senior Group Editor Shelly Bond, Scott Snyder, Bill Willingham, and others for a discussion of your favorite VERTIGO titles.
2:30-3:30pm, Room 474
DC’s top heroes are the topic of this panel spotlight. Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Tony Daniel, Paul Cornell, Scott Snyder, and Phil Hester lead the discussion on the latest Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman news.
5:30-6:30pm, Room 474
Superstar artists Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and Tyler Kirkham show off their distinctive styles while drawing on a machine that projects their work on a giant screen. Check out this unique presentation that will give you an inside glimpse into the artistic process!
Creator Signing for Saturday, 3/19:
Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Christian Alamy, Tyler Kirkham, Doug Mahnke
Brian Azzarello, Gene Ha
Franco, Mike Norton
Yildray Cinar, Kevin Maguire
Tony Daniel, Scott Snyder, Ryan Benjamin, Gail Simone
Paul Cornell, Don Kramer
1:00-2:00pm, Room 474
Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and others will reveal insights and hints about the epic Brightest Day story – and where the event will lead next!
FABLES: THE FIRST 100 – ONE-ON-ONE WITH BILL WILLINGHAM
4:00-5:00pm, Room 470a
The mind behind Vertigo’s mega-popular series comes to Chicago! Bill Willingham is joined by VP – Marketing, John Cunningham, for an in-depth look back at the first 100 issues of Fables – as well as a glimpse at what’s to come!
Creator Signings for Sunday, 3/20:
Jill Thompson, Bill Wilingham
Brian Azzarello, Gene Ha
Ryan Benjamin, Tony Daniel, Gail Simone
Paul Cornell, Don Kramer, Jamal Igle
Joe Prado, Rod Reis, Christian Alamy, Tyler Kirkham, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis
Franco, Mike Norton