New York Comic Con Announces First Round of Guests for 2010

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NEW YORK COMIC CON ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF GUESTS!

Comics Are “Heart and Soul” of Convention!

Norwalk, CT, July 9, 2010: New York Comic Con (NYCC) has today announced its first major round of comic guest appearances at this year’s show which will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, October 8 – 10, 2010. Convention officials note that while the final NYCC guest list will span the pop culture universe, including authors, writers, film actors and directors, by far the largest contingent of guest appearances will be from the world of comics. A few of the many guests who have been revealed in today’s announcement include: Adam Hughes, Steve McNiven, Steve Epting, Bob Layton and Greg Pak. Organizers note that Adam Hughes was also a guest at NYCC in 2008. Hughes has drawn for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and many other companies, and he has also done work for Lucasfilm and Warner Bros. He is currently working on many projects, including a hardcover collection of his work for DC Comics.

In separate announcements, NYCC organizers have revealed that Stan Lee will be this year’s “Spotlight” Guest of Honor at New York Comic Con and John Romita and John Romita, Jr. will be appearing together as Keystone Guests of Honor at the show.

“While New York Comic Con has certainly grown and evolved in new directions over the past five years, we remain a show which is dedicated to providing a home for the absolute best and most respected comic book talent,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “Comics are the heart and soul of NYCC and we are enormously grateful to all the leading comic book celebrities who make themselves available to the thousands of fans who attend our show.”

To date, the comic creators who will be participating in NYCC include: Amanda Conner * Ryan Dunlavey * Steve Epting * Michael Golden * Adam Hughes * Bob Layton * Steve McNiven * Greg Pak * Jimmy Palmiotti * Khoi Pham * Whilce Portacio * Ivan Reis * Allison Sohn * Ben Templesmith * Mark Texeira * Peter Tomasi * Jim Valentino * Fred Van Lente * Renee Witterstaetter *

For more information about each of the guests including bios and photos please go to: www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYCC/Guests/. As previously announced, the 2010 New York Comic Con will now be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and will occupy the entire Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Tickets for NYCC and NYAF may be purchased at www.nycomiccon.com. Other information about the shows, as well as news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.

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 V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), 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.

Wizard Releases Philadelphia Comic Con 2010 Programming Schedule

Via Wizard World:

SPECIAL SIGNINGS

Special signings will be taking place at the Wizard Booth. There is no additional charge for Special Signings. Special Signings are open to any Philadelphia Comic Con attendee.

Special Signing times and Signatory Guests are subject to change.

Wizard Entertainment and Philadelphia Comic Con reserve the right to limit the number of autographs per attendee, cap the line at any time, and not allow sketches to be done by our Guests as needed.

FRIDAY
3pm – 3:45pm – Ethan Van Sciver
4pm – 4:45pm – J.G. Jones
5pm – 5:45pm – Khoi Pham

SATURDAY
12pm – 12:45pm – Joe Madureira

SUNDAY
11pm – 11:45pm – Joe Madureira
12pm – 12:45pm – Greg Horn
1pm – 1:45pm – Tom Raney

BRUCE CAMPBELL SIGNING

Bruce Campbell will be holding his signing at Booth 103. We will have a special line for Bruce Campbell VIP Ticket Holders.
Wizard Entertainment and Philadelphia Comic Con reserve the right to limit the number of autographs per attendee, and cap the line at any time.

SATURDAY
3pm – 6pm – Bruce Campbell

PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON PANELS FRIDAY

Room 201B
2pm – 2:45pm
TRAILER PARK
Come watch trailers to upcoming movies with Wizard’s own Mike Cotton as he and his cohorts comment on them!

Room 201B
3pm – 3:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/GREG HORN

Room 201B
4pm – 5pm
THE BIG TOY INDUSTRY PANEL
Come see what’s coming soon from the top toy makers!

Room 201B
5pm – 6pm
THE TOYFARE AWARDS
It’s that time of year again! Time to see who’s taking home the prize!

SATURDAY

Room 201B
12pm – 12:45pm
JAMES MARSTERS Q&A
James Marsters talks about his career on Buffy, Angel, Smallville, Torchwood and now Caprica! Don’t miss this!

Room 201B
1pm – 1:45pm
TBS SCREENING OF NEIGHBORS FROM HELL
Episode – Country Club Hell
Looking for a bonding moment with his boss Killbride, Balthazor scores himself a golf outing at his boss’ elite country club. His family accompanies him and struggle to fit in with the humans whose bad behavior both thrills and bewilders the Hellmans.
You can also add that exclusive freebies will be given out to everyone attending the screening.

Room 204B
1pm – 1:45pm
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9 Q&A
Avery Brooks and Cirroc Lofton talk about being Father and Son in SPACE!!

Room 201B
2pm – 2:45pm
BRUCE CAMPBELL Q&A
Have a seat and listen to tales from Bruce! Ask questions, become enlightened! Premiere seating available for our Bruce Campbell VIP Ticket Holders!

Room 201B
3pm – 3:45pm
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Q&A
Have a seat and hear stories from the set from Brent Spiner and John DeLancie!

Room 204B
3pm – 3:45pm
WRITING COMICS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN w/ ZENESCOPE’S RAVEN GREGORY
Come join Zenescope’s own Raven Gregory (writer of the Wonderland Trilogy, The Waking, The Gift) as he offers tips to young writers trying to break into the comic business from independent publishing, pitching to publishers, promoting your material, finding a creative team, the beast that is hollywood, and becoming a multi-millonaire creative genius…well maybe not that last one but all the rest will be discussed in earnest fashion by one of the hottest up and coming writers in the business today. A MUST panel for all hopeful writers and fans of the Wonderland scribe.

Room 201B
4pm – 4:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Room 204B
4pm – 4:45pm
CLARE KRAMER Q&A

Room 201B
5pm – 5:45pm
ADAM WEST Q&A
Meet Mayor West!

Room 204B
5:30pm – 6:30pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON COSTUME CONTEST
Open to all ages! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

SUNDAY

Room 204B
11am – 11:45am
SABER ACADEMY
Join members of The NY Jedi and The New Jedi Order and learn what it takes to handle this iconic weapon of SCi-Fi Fandom! Watch their live, saber stage-combat demos and participate in the Q&A session.

Room 201B
12pm – 12:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/J.G. JONES

Room 201B
1pm – 1:45pm
PATRICK STEWART Q&A
Don’t miss your chance to hear Professor X/Captain Picard talk about his amazing career!

Room 204B
1pm – 1:45pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON CHARITY AUCTION
All sorts of awesomeness from original art, to signed photos to toys and DVDs and everything in between! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

Room 201B
2pm – 5pm
HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

Room 204B
2:30pm – 3:30pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Open to kids age 10 and under! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON NIGHT PROGRAMMINGFRIDAY:

100% COTTON w/MIKE COTTON AND ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

SATURDAY:

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT’S 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION/WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON MASQUERADE BALL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

KAIJU BIG BATTEL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

GraniteCon Rolls On

Granitecon returns to Manchester, NH on May 23rd!  This is our BIG annual show and we’re looking to make this one to remember!

Guests include:

Craig Rousseau
Khoi Pham
Charles Paul Wilson III
Chris Moreno
Cliff Rathburn
Becky Cloonan
Tim Seeley
Talent Caldwell
Eric Basaldua

Check out Granitecon.com for all the info, we’re jamming a lot of stuff into a one day show!  There are dozens of artists, new dealers, video game tournaments, card game tournaments, panels, a costume contest, a silent auction, and more!  It’s gonna be epic!

The show runs from 10am-4pm at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in downtown Manchester located at 700 Elm Street!  Admission is $7 for adults, kids under 10 get in FREE!  Come in costume and get in FREE!  There is plenty of FREE on street parking!  First 150 paid attendees will receive a FREE Iron Man & War Machine print by artist Sara Richard

Check out our Facebook Fan Page and become a fan!

Please note Ron Garney and Walt Flanagan have had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict!

Marvel Announces Signings, Activities, and Panels for C2E2

April 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois, Top Stories

Via Marvel.com:

Marvel’s C2E2 2010 Signing Schedule:

Friday, April 16 Saturday, April 17 Sunday, April 18
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

REILLY BROWN
JONATHAN HICKMAN
JIM MCCANN
FRED VAN LENTE

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
MITCH BREITWEISER
RON GARNEY
ADAM KUBERT

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

JEPH LOEB

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

MARJORIE LIU
PAUL PELLETIER
MIKE PERKINS
DANIEL WAY

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JOE QUESADA

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

C.B. CEBULSKI
GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
MARJORIE LIU
DANIEL WAY

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

JOE QUESADA

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

REILLY BROWN
PETER DAVID
VALENTINE DELANDRO
KHOI PHAM

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
MITCH BREITWEISER
PETER DAVID
BUTCH GUICE

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PETER DAVID
VALENTINE DELANDRO
BUTCH GUICE
SEAN MCKEEVER

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

RACHEL DODSON
TERRY DODSON
STUART MOORE
MIKE PERKINS

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

REILLY BROWN
GREG PAK
KHOI PHAM
FRED VAN LENTE

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BOB LAYTON
KHOI PHAM
FRANK TIERI
PAUL TOBIN

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

JEPH LOEB

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

JIMMY CHEUNG
JIM MCCANN
PAUL PELLETIER
SKOTTIE YOUNG

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

JEPH LOEB
GREG PAK

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DENNIS CALERO
GREG PAK
PAUL PELLETIER
FRED VAN LENTE

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

SEAN MCKEEVER
FRANK TIERI
PAUL TOBIN
DANIEL WAY

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

MIKE CHOI
JONATHAN HICKMAN
ALESSANDRO VITTI
SKOTTIE YOUNG

Marvel’s C2E2 2010 Booth Events & Activities Schedule:

Friday, April 16 Saturday, April 17 Sunday, April 18
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Iron Man 2” video game
demo presented by SEGA

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Marvel Charades
Game Show

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Super Happy Fun Marvel
Giveaway Hour

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Marvel Charades
Game Show

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Marvel Costume Contest

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Marvel Your Universe
Game Show

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Marvel Your Universe
Game Show

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Iron Man 2″ video game
demo presented by SEGA

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Iron Man 2” video game
demo presented by SEGA

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Super Happy Fun Marvel Giveaway Hour

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Marvel Your Universe
Game Show

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Super Happy Fun Marvel
Giveaway Hour

(Go to Marvel.com for downloadable/printable versions)

Sega Iron Man 2 Video Game Demo
SEGA will be demoing the Iron Man 2 video game on the Xbox 360. Swing by, and suit up as Iron Man and, for the first time ever, War Machine in a story that takes you beyond the movie and into the comic universe in this all-new action adventure game. Bag yourself a show-only limited edition Iron Man 2 video game poster into the bargain.

The Marvel Your Universe Game Show
Always wanted to be on a game show but never got the call? Well now’s your chance. Stop by the Marvel booth as we randomly select people from the audience to partner up with Marvel creators and editors as contestants on a live on-stage game show.

Super Happy Fun Marvel Giveaway Hour
You Make Yours Marvel every day and we appreciate it! And we’d like to show our appreciation by giving you some cool prizes like variant comic books, trade paperbacks, and hard-to-get autographed items. So stop by with your fellow Marvel Zombies (not the ones that enjoy brains) and you may be lucky enough to hop, skip and jump away with some gifts that will make you the envy of your family, friends, coworkers and pets.

Marvel Costume Contest
Are you dressed as your favorite Marvel character? Then get your friendly neighborhood, star-spangled, best-at-what-you-do self down to the Marvel Booth at Comic-Con for The Marvel Costume Contest! The Grand Prize: a Marvel Omnibus signed by Stan Lee! All entrants may also be featured in a gallery on Marvel.Com!

Marvel Charades Game Show
Are you the living room champion of pantomime? Do you have a mutant ability to convey what you are thinking through simple hand gestures and body contortions? Can you drop it like it’s hot? Then make sure you are in the Marvel Booth as we choose fans from the crowd to team up with Marvel creators and editors to play Marvel Charades live on stage!

For Marvel’s Panel Schedule, visit Marvel.com.

Florida Supercon Adds Guests and Launches New Website

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FLORIDA SUPERCON 2009
FSC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND ADDS NEW GUESTS FOR JUNE 18-20, 2010 SHOW

Miami, FL – As the 5th annual Florida Supercon grows closer, dozens of exciting new guests have been added from the worlds of Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi, Video Games, Horror, Comedy and more! In addition to the exciting new guests that have been added, a new website has been launched to support the event. The new website can be viewed at www.supercon.tv

Florida Supercon (FSC) returns to Miami for its 5th year as it takes over the entire Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center. South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game and Sci-Fi / Fantasy Festival is set for Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20, 2010.  The 5th FSC will be the largest yet, with almost 150,000 square feet of event space, plus more guest celebrities and artists than ever before!

Florida Supercon is a three day festival that includes celebrity guests, comic book publishers, artists, writers, vendors, Q&A’s, parties, costume contests, anime programming, cosplay, panels, photo shoots, live music, video games and more. The event kicks off at 12:00PM, Friday, June 18 and the fun continues almost around the clock until 6:00PM, Sunday, June 20.

Over 80 guests have already been announced for FSC 2010, and that number continues to grow every week. Some of the guests already lined up for FSC 2010 include:

Comic Book artists and writers such as Ariel Olivetti, Bill Sienkiewicz, Khoi Pham, Rafa Sandoval, Dennis Calero, Brad Walker, Paul Gulacy, Fred Van Lente, Filip Sablik, Georges Jeanty, Dick Giordano, Dustin Weaver, Steve Kurth, Shawn Crystal, Joe Jusko, Allen Bellman, Clayton Henry, Derec Donovan, Alex Saviuk, Pat Broderick, Rob Hunter, Greg “Dark One” Williams, Vinnie Tartamella, Dick Kulpa and more!

Anime and Animation voice actors like Troy Baker (Naruto, Code Geass), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Larry Kenney (Thundercats), Brittney Karbowski (Xenosaga, Pani Poni Dash), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen), Charles Fleischer (Roger Rabbit), Brad Kesten (Charlie Brown), Angela Lee-Sloan (Lucy in Peanuts), Stacy H. Tolkin (Sally in Peanuts) and more!

Legendary Filmmakers Lloyd Kaufman and Hershell Gordon Lewis.

Movie and TV Celebrities such as Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, Relic Hunter), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Charles Fleischer (Back to the Future II), Julie McCullough (Growing Pains, The Blob), Louise Robey (Friday the 13th the series), Rebecca Staab (Fantastic Four), Michelle Lintel (The Black Scorpion), Sinn “Kizarny” Bodhi (WWE) and more!

Musical Guests like MC Frontalot, Robbed By A Flute, Sci-Fried, The Pursuit, Murderous Rampage and more!

Cosplay and Entertainment Guests such as the 3000 Brigade (Smash Bros. Show), Supercon Championship Wrestling, Wasabi Anime, Outland Armour and more!

Stand Up Comedy Guests like Lisa Corrao, The Revenge of the Nerds Comedy Show, Julie McCullough and more!

Additional guests can be found at on the Florida Supercon website at www.supercon.tv

This years FSC will have dedicated programming tracks for each of the genre’s being celebrated. Some of the amazing events include:

  • Q&A’s with most of our attending guests
  • Comic art portfolio reviews for aspiring artists
  • Fan panels for all aspects of the show (Comics, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi etc.)
  • Industry panels for breaking into Comics, Anime, Animation etc…
  • The FSC Costume Competition (with over $3,000 in cash and prizes)
  • The FSC Cosplay Skit Contest
  • Rumble Roses Cosplay Wrestling
  • The Otaku Insomnia Rave
  • Cosplay Deviant’s Hentai Cafe
  • Cosplay RockBand
  • Supercon Championship Wrestling’s “Supercon Mania!”
  • The Smash Brothers 3000 Super Show
  • Filmmaking workshops with Hershell Gordon Lewis
  • The FSC Film Festival
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Live stand up comedy
  • Over 100 video game stations
  • Video game tournaments
  • A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 300 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.

Complete information on these and dozens of more events taking place all weekend can be found at www.supercon.tv

The convention hours of operation are:

FRIDAY, JUNE 18: 12:00PM – 2:00AM

SATURDAY, JUNE 19: 11:00AM – 2:00AM

SUNDAY, JUNE 20: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

THE DOUBLE TREE MIAMI AIRPORT HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126. The Double Tree has over 150,000 square feet of total convention space to accommodate the growing attendance of Animation Supercon. Discounted room rates for convention are available. See our website www.supercon.tv for details.

GraniteCon Updates for 2010

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So what’s up with Granitecon in 2010?  Quite a bit actually!  On Sunday March 14th we launch our NEW Nashua show at the Radission with featured guest Walter Flanagan of View Askew fame!  Walter is the artist of Kevin Smith’s Batman series Cacophony and Widening Gyre! Plus we’re bringing together the Atomic Robo team of Scott Wegener and Brian Clevinger together for the first time at Granitecon!

Then on Sunday May 23rd we’ve got our annual Manchester show!  We’re moving the show into the Armory room at the Center of NH which will allow more room for dealers, artists, and special events!  Our special guests in Manchester include artists Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, Iron Man: Armor Wars), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), returning guest Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers), and the recently added Charles Paul Wilson III (Stuff of Legend) with additional guest announcements coming soon!

Look for a newly revamped granitecon.com coming soon with all the latest info!  And check out our Facebook Fan Page and become a fan!

C2E2 Announces More Guests of Honor and Featured Guests for 2010

December 16, 2009 by  
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MORE GUESTS OF HONOR AND FEATURED GUESTS ARE ADDED TO GROWING LIST OF APPEARANCES AT C2E2!

Announcement Comes at Start of C2E2 Holiday Tour

Norwalk, CT, December 15, 2009: Organizers of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have announced that four more Guests of Honor and five more Featured Guests have been added to the growing list of special guest appearances by popular writers, creators and artists at the new pop culture convention which is being launched April 16 – 18, 2010 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Bob Layton, and David Lloyd will appear as Guests of Honor and Gene Ha, Mark Morales, Joshua Ortega, Khoi Pham, David Uslan, and Dexter Vines will appear as Featured Guests. Officials note that this brings the total number of Guests of Honor appearing at the new show to 12. The number of Featured Guests who have been lined up is 10.

“We are incredibly grateful to all the talented individuals, many of whom are the very best at what they do, who have committed to making an appearance at our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for C2E2. “We’re going to deliver a spectacular show, a quality, professional event that brings top artists and creators from across the country together with their many fans – and this is still early in the game! As soon as 2010 kicks in we will have plenty more guests to announce so stay tuned!”

C2E2’s announcement comes at the start of its Holiday Tour in Chicago, where Show Manager Lance Fensterman and representatives of the C2E2 team will be delivering prizes and gifts during a week-long meeting with fans, professionals, and retailers throughout the greater Chicago area. Details about the Holiday Tour are available at www.C2E2.com.

Daily, Weekend, and VIP Tickets to C2E2 are now also available at www.C2E2.com Daily and weekend tickets are currently priced at a discounted, early bird rate. Fans wishing to take advantage of his lower rate must order their tickets before December 31st, after which the cost will rise to standard pricing. For more information on tickets, guests, or C2E2 in general, beyond the official show site, fans are encouraged to visit C2E2’s official blog, www.mediumatlarge.net, and follow C2E2 on Twitter at www.twitter.com/c2e2.

ABOUT CHUCK DIXON:
Born in Philadelphia, Chuck Dixon has more than 25 years of experience in the graphic novel field as an editor, writer, and publisher. He has contributed well over a thousand scripts to publishers including DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Hyperion and others featuring a range of characters from Batman to The Simpsons. His comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller. Considered to be one of the most prolific writers in his field, this award-winning storyteller currently writes G.I. Joe for IDW, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and Stargate Universe for Dynamite, and The Simpsons for Bongo Comics along with many creator-owned projects for various publishers.

ABOUT STEVE EPTING:
With a career stretching back to First Comics, Steve Epting made his name with Marvel fans everywhere with a 50-issue run drawing Avengers in the early ’90s. He also contributed art to various X-Men titles, including the Factor X series, part of the seminal Age of Apocalypse event. This was followed by a stint at DC Comics, working on their flagship Superman, as well as on an acclaimed run on Aquaman. After working on various CrossGen titles, including the Eisner-nominated El Cazador, which he co-created with writer Chuck Dixon, Steve returned to Marvel to embark on his first collaboration with writer Ed Brubaker on Captain America. The award-winning team of Brubaker and Epting then culminated Marvel’s 70th Anniversary by redefining the origins of the Marvel Universe in The Marvels Project.

ABOUT GENE HA:
Gene Ha is a comic book artist mainly known for his superhero stories and covers. He started off drawing books such as Cyclops and Phoenix for Marvel and Starman for DC. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel, The Forty-Niners. Both projects won Eisners, the highest award in American comics. In 2008, he won his third Eisner for Justice League of America #11 with writer Brad Meltzer. He is currently doing a series of painted covers for DC’s Blackest Night: JSA and Kevin Smith’s Batman: Widening Gyre. Along with writer Bill Willingham, he’s diligently working on Backroads for IDW, a modern fantasy graphic novel. Gene Ha’s work has been reprinted in countries as far flung as Poland, France, Brazil, and Japan. Gene Ha lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL with his lovely wife Lisa and their two beagle bassets. Since college he’s tried to avoid temptations that will distract him from drawing more comics, and thus never mastered using a game controller with more than one button. Sad but true. More info about him can be found at www.geneha.com and www.facebook.com/geneha.

ABOUT BOB LAYTON:
In 1978, with writing partner David Michelinie, Bob totally re-imagined Marvel’s Invincible Iron Man, ultimately transforming it from a low-end book into one of Marvel’s all-time best sellers. Their “Demon in a Bottle” storyline is now considered a milestone in comics history. Second only to his tenure on Iron Man, Bob is also known for his innovative contributions to the Valiant Comics line as Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President. Bob (with David Michelinie) returned to Marvel Comics and Iron Man in 2008, creating two, new limited series to be released in conjunction with the Iron Man motion picture. Marvel has recently released two hardback editions of Layton’s classic Hercules series in conjunction with his new four-issue Hercules mini-series for 2009. Along with comics work, Bob and David Michelinie are currently collaborating on the development of properties for major motion pictures and television, including his highly successful web comic, Colony. For more, visit www.boblayton.com.

ABOUT DAVID LLOYD:
David Lloyd was born in North London and trained in advertising art before becoming a sequential artist in 1977. He first attracted attention working on Night Raven for Marvel UK, and later created the globally successful V for Vendetta with Alan Moore. He’s worked on various stories in the Hellblazer series, Aliens, Marlowe: The Graphic Novel, Global Frequency, War Stories, and the acclaimed crime thriller, Kickback. For European publishers, he’s drawn for a collection of war memoirs, Words of Stars, and produced his first limited-edition print, The Prizefighter. He’s also written and illustrated a book on Sao Paulo. Currently he’s helping launch an educational website in the UK called Cartoon Classroom. More information on Kickback and David’s other past and present projects can be found at www.lforlloyd.com.

ABOUT MARK MORALES:
A graduate of New York’s famed School of Visual Arts, Mark Morales is a longtime comics veteran. Over the course of his 15 year career, he has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and various others, mostly as an inker. Through the years, Mark has worked on such titles as Uncanny X-Men, Secret Invasion, Justice League, New Avengers, Thor, Daredevil, and many others. Currently he is hard at work on Siege from Marvel Comics.

ABOUT JOSHUA ORTEGA:
Joshua Ortega is a Seattle-based writer whose work spans nearly the entire spectrum of the popular arts. He has written for every major American comic book company including Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Top Cow, TOKYOPOP, Dynamite Entertainment, and more, working on high-profile properties such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer, and Battlestar Galactica. A former journalist, Ortega is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel ((FREQUENCIES)), co-writer of the short film …loves Martha, and has worked on a wide variety of Xbox 360 titles for Microsoft Game Studios, including the smash hit Gears of War 2. He has been featured numerous times on NPR and has also appeared on G4 and Syfy in addition to many other major media outlets. Updates on his new work can be found at www.joshuaortega.com.

ABOUT KHOI PHAM:
Khoi Pham is a penciler for Marvel Comics. He is currently working with Dan Slott on Mighty Avengers and worked previously with Brian Bendis on Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion. His other published work includes Incredible Hercules, X-Factor, What If? Spiderman: Other, 1602 Fantastick Four, and Marvel Comics Presents. He is also featured in Image’s Wonderlost and Image’s Outlaw Territory. Khoi is a founding member of Ten Ton Studios. Visit www.khoipham.com and www.tentonstudios.com.


ABOUT DAVID USLAN:

David Uslan began his career even before graduating from college as an intern with D.C. Comics, Walter Cronkite’s production company and Wild Brain Animation Studios. Not long after graduating Mr. Uslan went to work for his mentor and father, Michael Uslan, where he assisted in developing and producing films including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Constantine, Catwoman, National Treasure and The Spirit. In 2007, Mr. Uslan became a partner in the formation of COG1 Entertainment, a renowned digital interactive production company. As senior vice president of development, Mr. Uslan is responsible for selecting, acquiring and developing properties for feature film, television, videogames and Digital Uses. Among projects acquired or developed by Mr. Uslan are the upcoming feature films Honor Thy Father, Mascot To The Rescue, Black Dawn and The Secret History of Tom Trueheart, the Internet reality series Price My Pride, animated series Kindergoth and Bob Monkey Giant Robot Arm, live action comedy series Hero Withdrawl, and the documentary series Mob’s Greatest Hits.

ABOUT DEXTER VINES:
Dexter Vines is an American comic book artist and inker. He is most well known for being one half of the “eDex” team, along with artist Ed McGuiness. Vines is an Atlanta, Georgia native and is one of the comic industry’s most respected inkers, having worked on a multitude of titles for both Marvel and DC. Some titles include Marvel’s big 2007 summer event Civil War, Superman/Batman, The Hulk, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS POP CULTURE GROUP:
The Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions owns and operates the New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the New York Anime Festival (NYAF). New York Comic Con was launched in 2006 and quickly became a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NYCC for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. C2E2, which will debut April 16 – 18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, is modeled after NYCC and will provide fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite writers, creators, and artists, as well as to see, hear and learn about the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The Pop Culture Group also operates the recently-launched Star Wars Celebration in partnership with the Lucasfilm Ltd. and UFC Fan Expo. Additionally, it holds a strategic partnership with Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in 2008 and will work closely with PAX on the launch of PAX East in Boston in 2010.

Secret Asian Man Art Available at Boston Comic Con

October 12, 2009 by  
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Tak Toyoshima, creator of Secret Asian Man, announced on his website that he is selling his originals for the first time ever at Boston Comic Con:

After a loooong time not doing comic shows (besides the Asian American Comic Con a couple months back) I’ll be at the Boston Comic Con on October 24-25. The folks that throw this show have really stepped up the talent that they bring. The guest list includes: Geof Darrow, Tim Sale, Walt Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Khoi Pham, Cliff Chiang, and David Mack just to name a few. I may end up spending more time on line meeting some of these artists than at my table!

I’m also going to finally start selling off original Secret Asian Man strip artwork, dailies and Sundays, at the show. If you are in the New England area, swing by and meet a bunch of high caliber talent. If you live in Boston, you have no excuse. If you’ve never been to a comic show, this a a great one to start with.

Uncle Walt & Weezie Come to Boston Comic Con

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Walt & Louise Simonson appear at Boston Comic Con on October 24-25, 2009

Today the Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that WALT & LOUISE SIMONSON are joining us at the Back Bay Events Center on October 24-25, 2009! Walt is no stranger to New England having studied geology at Amherst College and then transferred to the Rhode Island School of Design where he created the comic Star Slammers as his senior thesis. Walt is best known for his groundbreaking work on The Mighty Thor where he created the alien warrior Beta Ray Bill. His artwork has also graced the pages of Star Wars, Fantastic Four, Detective Comics, and X-Factor which he co-created with Louise. Walt is well-renowned for his writing and participated in this summer’s Wednesday Comics project in which he penned the Catwoman strip.

Louise “Weezie” Simonson began her career in comics on the editorial side at Warren Publishing and later Marvel where she made the switch to writing full-time. She has scripted many titles including New Mutants, Superman: Man of Steel, and Magnus Robot Fighter, and co-created popular characters like Steel, Cable, and Apocalypse. Louise also has to her credit the creation of the superhero teams Power Pack with artist June Brigman and X-Factor with her husband Walt.

Boston Comic Con is very proud to bring these icons of the comic book world to meet their New England fans. Tell your friends!!

Also appearing are Tim Sale, Cliff Chiang, Herb Trimpe, Geof Darrow, Stephane Roux, Eric Canete, David Mack, Mike McKone, Khoi Pham, Craig Rousseau, Scott Wegener, Jim Calafiore, Sean Wang, Tak Toyoshima, Rob Stull, Bob Almond, and many more!!

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control Bill Sienkiewicz has had to postpone his appearance until the next Boston Comic Con.

The Boston Comic Con is in its third year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 13,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th at the Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $10 each day. Children 10 and under are free. For more information please go to www.bostoncomiccon.com.

Boston Comic Con Returns

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dig-ad-oct091The Boston Comic Con is excited to announce its biggest guest list ever for its upcoming show on October 24-25, 2009. These comic book star creators are coming to New England’s largest comic convention to meet their fans and sign autographs.

The Boston Comic Con is very happy to welcome TIM SALE – an Eisner award winning comic book artist well known for his “storytelling” collaboration with writer Jeph Loeb on numerous single issue comics and longer graphic novels featuring BATMAN, SUPERMAN, GRENDEL, DAREDEVIL, CATWOMAN and HULK. His work features dramatic use of light and shadow and he challenged the traditional conceptions of BATMAN and SUPERMAN – and their villainous adversaries – in the groundbreaking works BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN and SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS. His art has also been featured on the hit NBC Heroes. Tim has earned a wide following for his sometime unique take on superheroes. Tim will be appearing both days, so come on down and say hi!

Living legend HERB TRIMPE comes to Boston Comic Con – In the 1960s, during the period known as the Silver Age of Comics, Trimpe was assigned to what became his signature character, the INCREDIBLE HULK – he went on to draw the character for a virtually unbroken run of over eight years. As a MARVEL COMICS mainstay, Herb drew nearly every starring character along with THE TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and SHOGUN WARRIORS. He’s most famously credited with the co-creation of the Marvel comic character “WOLVERINE” who later became a breakout star of the X-MEN. Stop by and meet this comic legend appearing both days at the show.

DAVID MACK is a creative dynamo in the comics industry, unleashing ground breaking work on books such as DAREDEVIL and his creator owned KABUKI -With over 12 years spent professionally in the comics industry and more graphic novels than you can count, Mack has grown a large fan base and gained acclaim from all over the world. In addition to his comic work David Mack has also written the treatment for a “KABUKI” film – BCC welcomes this innovative talent.

KHOI PHAM, one of MARVEL COMICS’ finest artists; a superstar who is considered to be one of Marvel’s “YOUNG GUNS” From X-FACTOR to the INCREDIBLE HERCULES to his whirlwind run on the Secret Invasion flashback chapters of MIGHTY AVENGERS – it is hard to believe that Khoi has had no formal training. Come meet this artist whose career in the comic field may have come quick, but by no means will be a short one. Welcome to Boston, Khoi!

Boston Comic Con welcomes CLIFF CHIANG to our growing list of talented artists. A Harvard graduate, Cliff was formerly an assistant editor at DC COMICS before he made the leap to freelance illustrator. In his time as an artist, he has drawn such diverse characters as BATMAN, THE SPECTRE, RED SONJA, GRENDEL, SWAMP THING and WONDER WOMAN. Cliff most recently illustrated the GREEN ARROW / BLACK CANARY series for DC COMICS and is currently working on a graphic adaptation of Neil Young’s GREENDALE. A fan favorite, he will be appearing both days!

BCC welcomes comic artist and designer GEOF DARROW! Winner of three EISNER awards, his first which he shared with Frank Miller for HARD BOILED, his second in 1996 for BIG GUY & RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT and his most recent (2006) for his self – penned series SHAOLIN COWBOY, featuring Geof’s trademark ultra-violence, irony and meticulous level of detail. Darrow was also credited as ‘Conceptual Designer’ on all three MATRIX movies showcasing his visual style. A true talent not to be missed.

STEPHANE ROUX is a French comic book artist who is known mostly for his cover work for MARVEL, DC and SEMIC comics. He has worked on such titles as WITCHBLADE: BLOODOATH as well as SIBILA and STRANGERS in the SEMIC pocket publications-His most recent works have included cover artist on BIRDS OF PREY, and COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS for DC comics. Let’s show this continent hopper what a real AMERICAN comic show is like!

MIKE McKONE has penciled many titles including JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL for DC COMICS and PUNISHER WAR ZONE for MARVEL COMICS. However it was his work of Marvel’s EXILES which brought him instant attention, and led him to work on DC’s TEEN TITANS and Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR. His most recent credits include AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and covers for DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS and PUNISHER.

JIM CALAFIORE gained notoriety with Valiant’s X-O: MAN-O-WAR and ARMORIES. Following his time with Valiant, Calafiore moved over to MARVEL taking his “metallic” style to IRON MAN. After a long stint on DC’s AQUAMAN with writer Peter David, he returned to the “House of Ideas” as the co-penciller on the reality hopping series EXILES. This DC exclusive artist is currently illustrating the darker side of Gotham City and BATMAN’S rouges in the GOTHAM UNDERGROUND mini series.

ERIC CANETE got his professional start working in animation when he was just a 17-year old kid – not even out of high school yet! Eric has done storyboards, backgrounds and designs for shows like JUSTICE LEAGUE, TEEN TITANS, THE BATMAN, and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. His full time job is with CARTOON NETWORK on the re-launched BEN 10. Along with his animation work he continues with his first love – COMICS! Check out his IRON MAN: ENTER THE MANDARIN series for Marvel with those funky art deco covers and his run on the END LEAGUE from Dark Horse comics. View his ultra cool web site for more on Eric Canete.

CRAIG ROUSSEAU began his career at DC Comics on such titles as IMPULSE, HARLEY QUINN, BATMAN BEYOND, and GOTHAM ADVENTURES. He is currently working on IRON MAN: ARMOR WARS after a successful run on SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE written by Terry Moore. Craig is also the co-creator of the indy comic hit THE PERHAPANAUTS.

SCOTT WEGENER is the co-creator of KILLER OF DEMONS and the Eisner Awards-nominated ATOMIC ROBO. He recently worked on PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL and the 70th anniversary issue of HUMAN TORCH for Marvel Comics.

ROB STULL is a fourteen year comic book industry veteran, who has worked for every major publisher. As an inker Rob’s comic book projects include: SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN, UNCANNY X-MEN, and WOLVERINE all for Marvel Comics. Other projects include: 52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES, NIGHTWING, and FIRESTORM for DC Comics and TELLOS for Image Comics.

MARK MCKENNA is the creator of the children’s book character Banana-Tail. Mark has been a professional in the comics industry for close to 25 years and has worked on over 8,000 pages. He is currently working on SECRET SIX for DC Comics and for Archie Comics.

NORMAN LEE has been a professional comics creator for close to 15 years. He has worked on every major character in the Marvel Universe. He is currently working on EXILES for Marvel Comics.

BOB ALMOND is the founding father of the Inkwell Awards. He has also been a professional inker for the past 15 years. He has worked most recently for IDW on STAR TREK and on THE PHANTOM.

The Boston Comic Con is in its third year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 13,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th at the Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $10 each day. Children 10 and under are free. For more information please go to www.bostoncomiccon.com.

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