June 15, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Manga, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Professional photo ops with Boston Comic Con’s Media Guests Billie Piper, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Thomas Jane, Robin Lord Taylor, Hayley Atwell, Brett Dalton, and Stan Lee are now available at the link! *UPDATE: Gillian Anderson had to cancel.*
Please note: Prices, times, and guests are subject to change and do not include taxes or fees, so be sure to check the schedule at the show to verify times. You are welcome to have up to 4 individuals & any children under 3 in one photo op (not counting the celebrities) for one price.Please ensure you have valid admission into the convention before purchasing photo ops.
Unless otherwise specified, guests will NOT be appearing in costume
In order to reduce the wait time for our customers we have implemented a “group” system for some very popular guests, meaning the photo op is subdivided into smaller sessions. While the photo op itself might start at 5pm, for example, your actual ticket may have a later time of 5:30 or 6:00 posted on it. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and these photo ops may last up to 2 hours, so please arrive only a few minutes before the time printed on your ticket! Arriving any earlier will not be useful to you as you will be asked to come back for the time on your ticket.
On-site sales will be cash only. You are encouraged to pre-purchase as sessions can sell out and you avoid the ATM line-ups.
LAST DAY FOR REFUNDS: emails that were time stamped no later than midnight EST Sunday, July 26th, 2015. We will be unable to offer refunds after that time unless a guest has to postpone their appearance.
|Individual Photo Ops||Friday 7/31||Saturday 8/1||Sunday 8/2|
|Billie Piper $60||6:00pm||6:00pm||n/a|
|Brett Dalton $55||5:00pm||4:30pm||3:00pm|
|Hayley Atwell $60||n/a||5:30pm||4:00pm|
|Robin Lord Taylor $60||n/a||4:00pm||2:00pm|
|Stan Lee $100||n/a||6:30pm||5:00pm|
|Thomas Jane $50||7:00pm||5:15pm||1:30pm|
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 120,000 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 Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Guests include: Stan Lee, Billie Piper, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, Brett Dalton, Thomas Jane, Elvira, Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Phil Noto, Dan Panosian, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Andrew C. Robinson, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Nick Bradshaw, Eric Canete, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Tim Sale, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, Todd Nauck, and more!
Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.
Deadpool Writer, Actor and Comedian Brian Posehn appears at Chapel Hill Comics for a signing on Saturday, June 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Mike Norton (artist of Revival, Battlepug, Young Justice, and more) appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, June 27, 2015 to sign the first issue of the Secret Wars tie-in, Years of Future Past, starring the X-Men!
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Artist Scott Koblish appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, June 27th at 2:00 pm to sign the first issue of SECRET WARS: X-MEN ’92!
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years to make a limited number of convention appearances together, as they celebrate the anniversary of the legendary Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars maxi-series. This will be a rare opportunity to meet, greet and get autographs from all three of the original creators of one of the most important publishing events in comic book history.
Prior to the official launch of the tour, artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty will make a stop together for a special pre-tour celebration at HEROESCON: June 19-21, 2015 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find and HeroesCon owner Shelton Drum said “When I heard there was going to be a new Secret Wars series, I just knew I had to get Mike Zeck and John Beatty to do a variant cover for my show (pictured at right). Secret Wars #8 has always been one of my favorites, and I am in love with their new interpretation. Having them at HeroesCon is just icing on the cake“. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your copy of the 2015 SECRET WARS ISSUE #1 HEROESCON VARIANT, featuring penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty, who reunited to recreate their classic Secret Wars Issue #8 cover, replacing the original characters with their contemporary counterparts.
The formal tour begins when writer Jim Shooter, penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty reunite at FLORIDA SUPERCON: June 25-28, 2015 at The Miami Beach Convention Center, in Miami, Florida. Florida Supercon owner Mike Broder said “I’m thrilled to have Florida Supercon as the formal launch point for this reunion tour! Secret Wars was such a groundbreaking concept thirty years ago, and helped fundamentally change how comic books approach big events, marketing, licensing, etc.. Plus, it couldn’t be more relevant than today, just as the new Secret Wars series from Marvel Comics hits the shelves. It really is an honor and privilege to play host to these three legendary creators.”
The second stop will be KANSAS CITY COMIC CON: August 7-9, 2015 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt Driscoll, owner of the convention said of the tour “Secret Wars is a milestone that has influenced writers and artists ever since its publication in 1985. We are proud to have the creative team of Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty join us at Kansas City Comic Con to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the most iconic series in Marvel history”
The tour will then continue at the CONNECTICUT COMICONN: August 14-16, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, Connecticut. Connecticut ComiConn producer Mitchell Hallock stated “Having all three of the Secret Wars creators with us … Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck and John Beatty … together at the Mohegan Sun this August for the con is a dream come true. I’m sure fans will come from miles around to say hello, shake their hands, get an autograph or three and say “thank you for making one of the greatest comic book stories ever!”
There are at least three additional tour stops planned, which will be announced shortly. More events may be added down the line as well. Please visit the creators own websites www.mikezeck.com or www.johnbeattyart.com for additional shows at which they will appear.
Mike Zeck, legendary Bronze Age penciler and creator of Spider-Man’s black costume, said of the tour … “We’re putting the band back together!” Looking forward to this reunion with Jim Shooter and John Beatty to celebrate the original Secret Wars series and hail the arrival of the new Secret Wars. It’s been very gratifying to see our original series maintain its popularity and remain in print for the past 30 years. A rare success! Hope to see you at one of our dates”
John Beatty, inker extraordinaire, stated “The big picture of Secret Wars is the fans. Having fans tell me through the years over and over that this series either brought them back to reading comic books, or started them reading comic books. I never dreamed, or could have at the time, that Secret Wars with Mike Zeck and Jim Shooter would have kept its appeal for three decades. Being able to share in the history of this series with both Jim and Mike is a bit surrealistic in many ways. It’s a huge blessing that we are still able to get together 30 years later and show our appreciation for the fans who made the series the success it has been and hopefully will continue to be. Thank you all!”
Jim Shooter, legendary writer, artist, editor, and publisher said of the tour “Secret Wars turned out to be a watershed in the history of the medium. I’m glad I was part of it and I am very, very happy to get together again with brilliant artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty.”
Don’t miss this once in 30 years opportunity to get your comics signed by all of the creators who made it happen so many years ago … Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty.
Writer Peter David, the fan-favorite scribe of Spider-Man 2099, All-New X-Factor, Dark Tower, and The Incredible Hulk, appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:00 – 7:30 PM to sign the first issue of Secret Wars: Future Imperfect from Marvel!
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Writer JEFF LOVENESS (Death of Wolverine: Life after Logan, Amazing Spider-Man Special) appears at Galaxy of Comics to sign his new book, GROOT #1, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM!
Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Artist Russell Braun appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, May 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to sign SECRET WARS: Where Monsters Dwell #1!
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Writer Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter, Ghosted) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, May 20th at 5:00 pm to sign SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD!
When the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe collide, there is only… Battleworld! Featuring the fights, battles and blow-ups that are just TOO BIG for Secret Wars!
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Writer Marguerite Bennett appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, May 21st at 6:30 PM for a signing of A-Force #1! They will also have a Midtown Comics Exclusive variant of the book!
A-Force #1 – 05/20/15
Writer: G. Willow Wilson – Marguerite Bennett • Artist: Jorge Molina
Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series! In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before! Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!
-Purchase of A-Force #1 is required to attend signing.
-Limit of two items signed per person.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038