MA – That’s FCBD

Mark McKenna, Bob Almond, and more sign on Saturday, May 1st. That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA joins with thousands of comic book shops around the world to celebrate the unique American art form that is comic books. The day has been dubbed “Free Comic Book Day,” and its goal is to introduce as many people to the wonders of comic books as possible.

When you visit That’s Entertainment on May 1st, you will find a great variety of free comics. There are comics for children, for families to enjoy together, for adults, and especially for people who think they would never read a comic book.

Unlike video stores, bookstores, and movie theaters, comic book stores are usually independently owned and operated, with no national chains dominating the market. As a result, each store is as individual as its owner, a celebration of the incredible diversity in the comic book field. Those who think comic books are “just for kids” or “old-fashioned” will be pleasantly surprised by the broad range of reading material available at their local comic book store.

Regular updates, information about comic books, and lists of participating publishers (and their comics) are all online at the FCBD website.

Plus: Special Comic Book Creator Guests Appearing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester:

Comic Book Inker: Mark McKenna.

Comic Book Inker: Bob Almond

Illustrator: Eric Merced

Artist: Mark Marderosian

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10:00 am and runs until 8:00 pm at That’s Entertainment in Worcester. Call (508) 755-4207 for more information.

That’s Entertainment, 244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609

Albany Comic Con (April 2010)

Convention Albany Comic Con
Convention Website http://www.myspace.com/comicbookshow
Start Date 04/25/2010
About This Convention: 10am to 4pm

$3.00 admission

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Convention Guests Confirmed Guest list.. Matthew Dow Smith, Terry Austin, Ron Marz, Todd Dezago, Keith Dallas, Joe St. Pierre, Bill Anderson, Joe Staton, Fred Hembeck, John Hebert, Lee Moder, Mark McKenna, Paul Harding, Saurav Mohapatra, Paul Abrams, Mike Borkowski, Nick Tapalanski, Jackie Santiago, Christian St. Pierre, Greg Blazer, Jim Whiting, Eric Kimble, Mark Holmes, David Rodriguez,Ken Branch,Bobby Timony,Peter Timony,Declan Shalvey..
Venue Name Holiday Inn Wolf Road
Venue Address 205 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 65
Projected Attendance 300
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Boston Comic Con Returns

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.

Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Guests for 2009

Baltimore, Maryland – August 12, 2009 – The Baltimore Comic-Con staff have been busily working on arranging the Harvey Awards, accommodations, promotions, partnerships, exhibitors, and guests, and we’re behind announcing much of it! While there are a number of things still in the development stages, here’s some information we can share now.

Hotel Accommodations
A new feature of our on-line presence this year, the Baltimore Comic-Con is now providing a gateway to hotel accommodations around the Baltimore Convention Center! From our main webpage, click on the “Hotels” link (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/hotels.htm). This helpful tool enables you to request rooms on-line, compare prices, and review descriptions, amenities, and locations. We encourage those of you traveling from outside of the region to take advantage of this added convenience.

Guests
Last month, we announced a number of today’s top Marvel creators attending the show, including Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers), Frank Cho (Ultimates 4), David Finch (Ultimatum), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), and Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man). We’re bringing in an amazing slate of first-time guests this year for you to meet, including Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Doug Braithwaite (Wolverine: Origins), Pat Broderick (Vincent Price Presents), Jo Chen (New Avengers: The Reunion), Jimmy Cheung (New Avengers: Illuminati), J.M. DeMatteis (Daredevil), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Legacy), Sarah Dyer (Superman Adventures), Steve Englehart (Avengers), Bob Fingerman (Recess Pieces), Kathryn Immonen (Runaways), Scott Koblish (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds), Tom Mandrake (The Outsiders), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Laura Martin (Thor), Kevin Nowlan (The Spirit), Whilce Portacio (Spawn), Buddy Prince (Night), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Ian Sattler (Final Crisis: Aftermath), Marc Silvestri (Witchblade), Peter Tomasi (Blackest Night: Batman), Jim Valentino (Shadowline Comics), Rob Venditti (The Surrogates), Len Wein (Justice League of America), and Brian Wood (sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, Northlanders).

You’ll also see many returning guests, such as Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos), Jim Calafiore (Batgirl), Nick Cardy (Aquaman), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), Sean Chen (Dark Reign: Fantastic Four), Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary), Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever), Steve Conley (Star Trek: Year Four), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Todd Dezago (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man), Al Feldstein (Mad), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Tony Harris (Ex Machina), Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic), Adam Hughes (Power Girl), Stuart Immonen (New Avengers), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Joe Jusko (Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Greg LaRocque (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Sean McKeever (Teen Titans), Mark McKenna (BananaTail), Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Mark Morales (Secret Invasion), Doug Murray (Jungle Girl Season 2), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Phil Noto (Batgirl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Jeff Parker (Agents of ATLAS), Dan Parsons (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Comics Armor Wars), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tom Raney (Dark Reign: Hawkeye), Alex Robinson (Too Cool to be Forgotten), James Robinson (Superman), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Iron Man & The Armor Wars), Stephane Roux (Amazing Spider-Man), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Tim Sale (Heroes), Scott Christian Sava (Dreamland Chronicles), Walt Simonson (Thor), Andy Smith (Dean Koontz’s Nevermore), Jim Starlin (Strange Adventures), Brian Stelfreeze (Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink), Karl Story (Batman: Streets of Gotham), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Billy Tucci (Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion), Dexter Vines (Wolverine), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest), Doug Wagner (The Ride), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Mark Waid (The Incredibles), and Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing).

Guest of Honor
We’re proud and ecstatic to announce that our tenth anniversary headliner is George Perez (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds)! George was one of our guests in our first year, and has returned numerous times over the past 10 years. In addition to headlining the show, George will be providing the artwork for our program in 2009!

“What an incredible line-up we’ve arranged for our 10th anniversary show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We have been chugging along, building the guest list, working with the city of Baltimore on the hotel program, coordinating the Harvey Awards, and a million other little things involved with getting things ready for October.”

In coming weeks, look for ongoing announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting added guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. 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, October 10th.

As we continue to get ready for this year’s show, we would like to remind you to mark your calendar for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con dates: August 28-29, 2010.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 10th 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 Oct 10-11, 2009. 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 4 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.

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