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  • Boston Comic Con 2012 This Weekend!

    Press Release:

    The 2012 BOSTON COMIC CON is THIS WEEKEND!

    Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!

    Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.

    Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!

    We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!

    Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!

    Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Dark Horse Announces Panel Schedule for ECCC 2012

    Buffy Dark Horse 25 Cover

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    Dark Horse Comics Panels noted in red.

    Additional panels featuring Dark Horse creators, projects and products noted in black.

    Friday • March 30th

     ECCC Spotlight Series: Brian Wood
  Room: 211 
Time: 3:00 – 4:00

    The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, join creator Brian Wood as he talks about his work on Conan, DMZ, Northlanders and many others.

     Falling Skies Screening and Q&A
  Room: 4C1-2 
Time: 3:00 – 4:00

    TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies makes its debut appearance at Emerald City Comicon this year. Watch a never-before-seen clip from the season 2 premiere episode and hear from the show’s actors and producers about the new season. Falling Skies, basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, is set to return this June to continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle (ER) stars as Tom Mason, a former college professor and father of three, who has become an unlikely leader for the 2nd Massachusetts civilian resistance group. The series chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman also serve as executive producers.

    Drawing Inspiration: The Art of the Whedonverse  Room: 4C1-2
 Time: 5:00 – 6:00

    Join us for an exclusive behind-the-panels look at the dynamic artwork of Dark Horses Joss Whedon titles, from pencils to inks to colors to print. Dark Horses public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, will lead a discussion with artists Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Phil Noto (Angel & Faith, Dollhouse), Chris Samnee (Serenity), and inker Andy Owens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for an inside look at the artists processes. We’ll be showcasing a variety of art from past and future issues of these best-loved titles, including exclusive reveals and first looks!

    ECCC Spotlight Series: Camilla d’Errico
  Room: 211
Time: 6:00 – 7:00

    The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, Camilla d’Errico talks about how she made her dreams reality by giving up on the 9 to 5 grind and becoming a full time artist.

    EXPANDING THE EXPERIENCE: VIDEO GAMES TO COMICS AND BACK AGAIN
  Room: TCC 102
 Time: 6:00 – 7:00

    When Dark Horse partnered with BioWare to expand the Mass Effect story line into comics, video-game tie-in comics were finally legitimized. Now, Dark Horse is widely recognized as the leading publisher of video-game comics, with launches throughout 2012 digitally and in print. Join us for an hour long preview of what’s to come this year, with exclusive news and announcements on current and upcoming projects with BioWare, Valve, and Activision!

    Saturday • March 31st

    ECCC Spotlight Series: Rick Remender
 Room: 211 
Time: 11:00 – 12:00

    The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour Uncanny X-Force writer Rick Remender joins us. Rick is also the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature.

    Dark Horse Comics: Powered By Creators Room: 4C1-2
 Time: 4:00 – 5:00

    Just over twenty-five years ago, Dark Horse stepped into the comics-publishing arena with a different agenda. While the publisher has gained much notoriety for its popular licensed titles, like Buffy and Star Wars, one mission remains the same: to give comics top creators a venue for showcasing their work and retaining their ownership of it. Join Dark Horse’s public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, along with a cast of premier talent, for news on all of Dark Horse’s 2012 publishing launches and new Dark Horse Presents stories. Guests include Steve Niles(Criminal Macabre), Steve Lieber (Alabaster), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Sanford Greene (Rotten Apple), Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop), Adam Warren (Empowered), Paul Tobin (Falling Skies), and Brian Wood (The Massive), and a few surprise drop-ins!

    Sunday • April 1st

    ECCC Spotlight Series: Steve Niles Room: 211 
Time: 12:00 – 1:00

    The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, modern master of horror, Steve Niles, talks about what it takes to craft a good horror story, working with artists like Sam Kieth and Ben Templesmith and how his creation of 30 Days of Night changed the face of horror comics.

    Axe Cop
 Room: 3AB
 Time: 1:00 – 2:00

    Ethan and Malachai Nicolle, creators of Axe Cop, will do a live Q&A, show images and videos of new Axe Cop material, etc. Always a fun and highly interactive panel.

    Mythic Fiction Comics: The Next Mega-Genre?Room: 3AB
 Time: 12:00 – 1:00

    From MageSandman and Bone to FablesCastle WaitingHellboy and more, mythic fiction has been a fascinating — and growing — presence in comics. What is mythic fiction? Why is it so popular? And could it really become the next big thing in the comics field? Join moderator Kurt Busiek (Arrowsmith), Matt Wagner (Mage), Rachel Edidin (Dark Horse Comics), Bill Willingham (Fables) and Chris Roberson (Memorial) for a lively discussion about mythic fiction in comics, from its roots to it future.

    ECCC Spotlight Series: Brandon Graham and Adam Warren in Conversation
  Room: 211
 Time: 1:00 – 2:00

    The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators.Brandon Graham and Adam Warren join you this hour for a conversation talking about finer points of their work. Their western takes on manga have delighted readers locally and abroad. Expect a vivid and lively discussion.

    Image Comics Announces Signings and Programming Schedules for ECCC 2012

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    Image Comics ECCC

    Via Image Comics

    Image Comics is showing up in a big way at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) in Seattle, Washington this March 30 through April 1, with a slew of convention exclusives (announced here) and an extensive signing and programming schedule. Many Image creators will be at the Image, Skybound, and Top Cow booths, as well as manning their own tables in the Washington State Convention center.

    A panel schedule, signing schedule, and full list of Image creators attending ECCC follow. If you are interested in scheduling an interview with any of the Image creators regarding their Image titles, please contact Jennifer de Guzman at jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com.

    PROGRAMMING

    Creator Spotlight: Marc Silvestri
    Join Top Cow founder, Image partner, movie producer and top industry artist Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS) as he takes a retrospective look at his legendary career spanning three decades. Moderated by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, Silvestri will look back at everything from his early years on such top titles as X-Men and Wolverine to the founding of Image Comics and Cyberforce to the redefining of his company and the creation of mini-icons like Witchblade and The Darkness. Friday, 4pm, Room 211

    Robert Kirkman Q&A
    Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur, will offer fans some insight into the genius behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic, “The Walking Dead” on AMC, and recently announcing an upcoming video game adaptation of the same series from TellTale Games, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force. Friday, 7pm, Room 4C1-2

    Image Comics – 20 Years of Creator-Owned Independence
    Some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike will be coming together to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Ed Brubaker (Fatale), Joe Casey (Butcher Baker, Officer Downe, Haunt), Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet), Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah), Emi Lenox (Emitown), Nathan Edmondson (Who Is Jake Ellis?, The Activity, Dancer), and Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) to experience this lively conversation and be among the first to hear some big announcements! Saturday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

    Top Cow’s REBIRTH: The Beginning
    Join Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik as he leads an informative and lively discussion about the 20th Anniversary of Top Cow and the REBIRTH of the Top Cow Universe in 2012 with creators including Marc Silvestri and Jeremy Haun. Be the first to hear exciting new announcements, get added insight into the state of the Top Cow Universe, and get your questions answered! Saturday, 1pm, Room 4C1-2

    Talkin’ Dead with Jon Bernthal & Laurie Holden
    A “lively” discussion with The Walking Dead stars Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden. Join them as they talk about the show’s record breaking viewing numbers, what it’s like to film in an apocalyptic, zombie filled world and what the future holds for Shane and Andrea. Hosted by David Boze (KTTH 770 AM). Saturday, 1 pm., Room 4A

    Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence
    Things continue to look up for Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original Witch Doctor has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit Super Dinosaur  continues to soar, and And Kirkman’s first-ever writers’-room-driven crime drama, Thief of Thieves, is a critical success… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Witch Doctor, Thief of Thieves, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS. Sunday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

    SIGNINGS

    At the Image Booth – #310

    Friday
    2:00-3:00
    Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy)

    3:00-4:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    4:00-5:00
    Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

    5:00-6:00
    Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

    6:00-7:00
    Landry Walker (Danger Club)

    7:00-8:00
    Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

    Saturday
    10:00-11:00
    Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

    11:00-12:00
    Gerry Duggan & Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon)

    12:00-1:00
    Landry Walker (Danger Club)

    1:00-2:00
    Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

    2:00-3:00
    Kurtis Wiebe & Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Debris)

    3:00-4:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

    4:00-5:00
    Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

    5:00-6:00
    John Layman (Chew)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    6:00-7:00
    Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    Sunday
    10:00-11:00
    Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

    11:00-12:00
    Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

    12:00-1:00
    Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)

    1:00-2:00
    Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)

    1:00-2:00
    Lisa Wood (Thought Bubble Anthology)

    2:00-3:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

    3:00-4:00
    John Layman (Chew)

    4:00-5:00
    Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

    At the Skybound Booth – #310

    Friday
    4:00-5:00
    Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    Saturday
    5:00-7:00
    Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    Sunday
    3:00-4:00
    Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    At the Top Cow Booth – #414

    Friday
    1:00-2:00
    Dennis Calero (Netherworld, City of Refuge)

    5:00-6:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    6:00-7:00
    Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness)

    All Day
    Phil Hester (The Darkness)
    Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
    Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

    Saturday
    11:00-12:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    3:00-5:00
    Marc Silvestri, Phil Hester & Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

    All Day
    Phil Hester (The Darkness)
    Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
    Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

    Sunday
    12:00-1:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    1:00-2:00
    Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

    All Day
    Phil Hester (The Darkness)
    Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)

    Special Guests of ECCC
    Mike Allred (Madman) – C-08
    Ed Brubaker (Fatale) – M-05
    Chris Burnham (Hack/Slash) – F-18
    Greg Capullo (Spawn) – N-06
    Joe Casey (Butcher Baker) – K-02
    Keu Cha (The Darkness, The Magdalena, Witchblade) – B-02
    Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) – C-05
    Camilla d’Errico (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra) – A-01/02
    Gerry Duggan (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
    Nathan Edmondson (The Activity, Dancer) – C-09
    Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) – C-07
    Jay Faerber (Near Death) – 310
    Mitch Gerads (The Activity) – F-17
    Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) – C-04
    Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar) – O-04
    Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet) – C-05
    Brian Haberlin (Witchblade) – K-06
    Tony Harris (War Heroes, Chin Music) – 310
    Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Darkness) – 414
    Phil Hester (The Darkness) – 414
    Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther) – 402
    Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur) – I-12
    Joe Keatinge (Hell Yeah, Glory) – C-06
    Robert Kirkman (Image Partner – The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves) – 310
    Erik Larsen (Image Partner – Savage Dragon) – C-03
    Emi Lenox (EmiTown) – C-06
    Steve Lieber (Underground) – M-03
    Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) – P-01
    Steve Niles (Crime and Terror, Chin Music) – G-01
    Justin Norman (Elephantmen) – C-05
    Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
    Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) – 222
    Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar) – O-03
    Ryan Ottley (Invincible) – I-12
    Jeff Parker (Underground) – F-21
    Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Rebel Blood) – C-07
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Bloodstrike) – 310/414
    Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) – C-09
    Marc Silvestri (Image Partner – Witchblade, The Darkness) – 414
    Charles Soule (Twenty-Seven) – C-10
    Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Infinite Vacation) – 310
    David Hahn (All Nighter) – 222
    Ben Templesmith (Pigs) – D-15
    Jim Valentino (Image Partner – Shadowhawk) – 310
    Matt Wagner (Mage) – H-05
    Shane White (Hack/Slash) – F-08
    Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust) – C-10
    Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics) – 802
    Brian Wood (Mara) – K-01
    Jim Zub (Skullkickers) – C11

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Announces More Guests

    Boston Comic Con is pleased to announce several new additions to the guest list for the 2012 convention! Joining an already stellar line up are Joe Sinnott, Kevin Eastman, Eric Canete, Keu Cha, Todd Dezago, Ian Glaubinger, Daniel Govar, Mark Morales, Sara Richard, Stephane Roux, Matteo Scalera, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Charles P. Wilson III, and Dexter Vines. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest in our five year history!

    Silver Age legend Joe Sinnott’s inks have embellished the pages of innumerable titles including Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and The Avengers. His favorite character to draw is The Thing of the Fantastic Four, the comic for which he is best known. Don’t miss this opportunity to shake hands with an industry giant!

    Kevin Eastman is best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a comic book phenomenon which was founded in Northampton, MA! For the past twenty years Eastman has owned, edited, and published the magazine Heavy Metal. Boston Comic Con is thrilled to bring this comic book icon back to the Bay State!

    Eric Canete is an illustrator and designer working in the animation and comic book industries. As an animator he has worked on shows including Aeon Flux, Exo Squad, and X-Men. He has drawn many titles for Marvel and DC Comics such as Amazing Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Iron Man. Currently he is working on a creator-owned project for Image Comics.

    Keu Cha is an artist who has worked extensively with Top Cow Productions on titles including The Darkness, Fathom, Rising Stars, and Witchblade.

    Todd Dezago is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his collaborations with penciller Mike Wieringo on Sensational Spider-Man and their creator-owned fantasy series Tellos. Dezago is also know for co-creating Young Justice with artist Todd Nauck in the one-shot Young Justice: The Secret. His other Young Justice work includes the miniseries JLA: World Without Grown-ups.

    Ian Glaubinger is an illustrator inspired by all things in pop culture: the cartoons of the 1950’s, Walt Disney, movies, comics, typography, vintage advertising, all things retro, his wife Kim, and his cat to name a few. He is a featured artist at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, a very popular pop-culture based art gallery.

    Daniel Govar is the co-founder of ThereAndBackAgain.net, a Tolkien and Lord of the Rings website dedicated to illustrating all facets of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. In 2010, Daniel’s sci-fi epic comic Azure was published by DC Comics, now available via DC and ComiXology’s digital apps.

    Mark Morales is an inker best known for his works at Marvel Comics such as Secret Invasion, Siege, and Thor. Most recently he embellished the pages of Young Avengers over the pencils of fellow Boston Comic Con guest Jim Cheung.

    Sara Richard’s work has appeared in Atomic Robo, Pre-Historic Times Magazine, several Marvel trading card sets, Zombie Bomb, and in her new children’s book Kitty and Dino. She has also worked as a toy designer for Hasbro.

    Stephane Roux comes all the way from France as an illustrator of great renown. His sexy pinup-style art has graced the covers of Birds of Prey, Savage She-Hulk, and Countdown to Crisis. He has also illustrated Zatanna for DC Comics and is currently working on Star Wars: Agent of the Empire for Dark Horse.

    Matteo Scalera is an Italian artist who was one of twelve discovered in Marvel’s worldwide talent search in 2005. He is best known for his work with the character Deadpool and has drawn the titles Deadpool Team-Up, Deadpool Corps, and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. Additionally he has worked on Hyperkinetic, Dynamo 5, and PopGun for Image Comics.

    Thomas E. Sniegoski is the writer of the New York Times best-selling The Fallen: Vol. 1 & 2, as well as Remy Chandler. He is also the only writer ever invited to work on Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, working with Smith on Bone: Tall Tales. Sniegoski has just finished writing Bone: Quest for the Spark, and a new additions to The Fallen series, The Fallen: End of Days and The Fallen: Forsaken.

    Charles Paul Wilson III is the acclaimed illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times Best-Selling Graphic Novel, The Stuff of Legend, published by Th3rd World Studios. His work has also graced the covers and pages of the comic industry’s top publishers such as IDW, DC, and Marvel Comics.

    Dexter Vines is a comic book artist and inker best known for being one half of the “eDex” team, along with fellow Boston Comic Con guest Ed McGuiness. Dex has worked on titles for Marvel and DC including Civil War, Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

    Previously announced guests include Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr., Al Jaffee, Brian Azzarello, Jeremy Bastian, Joe Benitez, Simon Bisley, Mark Brooks, Stephanie Buscema, Jim Cheung, Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Amanda Conner, Katie Cook, Geof Darrow, Renae De Liz, Steve Epting, Jamal Igle, Phil Jimenez, Alex Maleev, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Petersen, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Paolo Rivera, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Ben Templesmith, Joe Quinones, Bernie Wrightson, Skottie Young, Chrissie Zullo, and more!

    Boston Comic Con is also happy to announce that we have SOLD OUT all artist alley tables. Anyone who submits a registration form from this point on will be added to a waiting list.

    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. The convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Boston Comic Con Returns in 2012 with Reis, Chiang, McGuinness, and More

    BOSTON COMIC CON 2012 – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

    BCC 2012: April 21st & 22nd. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

    Featuring the Legends of Mad Magazine Reunion starring Sergio Aragones, Al Jaffee, Al Feldstein, and Paul Coker.

    And a rock star guest list that includes (among others)…

    Simon Bisley, Ivan Reis, Skottie Young, Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale, Steve Epting, David Petersen, Clay Mann, Greg Horn, Joe Prado, Jill Thompson, Jim Cheung, Phil Noto, Cliff Chiang, Joe Benitez, Ken Kelly, Alex Maleev, Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, Steve Scott, Geof Darrow, Bob Layton, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ben Templesmith, Herb Trimpe, Paolo Rivera, Bernie Wrightson and…

    That’s just the beginning. More guests to follow!

    Also, keep your eyes peeled for information coming at ya at a later date about panels, the costume contest, gaming, and our first annual art auction!! Follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and RSVP on Facebook!

    Tickets are on sale now at www.bostoncomiccon.com or eventbrite.com or at the door the days of the show. $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Children 10 and under free.

    Thanks to all the BCC fans who have made Boston a national comic con hot spot!

    ‘Nuff Said.

    Marvel Signing, Panel, and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2011 Announced

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    Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.

    Marvel NYCC 2011 Signing Schedule

    In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:

    Marvel NYCC 2011 Booth and Panel Schedule

     

    MegaCon Announces Initial 2012 Guest Lineup Including Kate Mulgrew

    Kate Mulgrew

    Press Release:

    ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2012 GUEST LINEUP

    MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place February 17th – 19th, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

    MegaCon is proud to announce the appearance of Kate Mulgrew who played Captain Kathryn Janeway from the TV series Star Trek: Voyager

    Comic book guests include: Tony Bedard, Dennis Calero, Nick Cardy, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Daxiong, Dan DiDio, Chuck Dixon, Paul Gulacy, Cully Hamner, Phil Hester, Rob Hunter, Dan Jurgens, Barbara Kesel, Pablo Marcos, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Parent, Paul Pelletier, Brandon Peterson, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, Zeb Wells

    Media guests include stars from Star Trek, Warehouse 13, Vampire Diaries, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate, Robot Chicken and Ghost Hunters International.  These stars include: Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, Eddie McClintok, Sal Runbinek, Tia Carrere, David Anders, Joseph Morgan, Laura Cohan, David Prowse, Daniel Logan, Richard LeParmetier, Peter Mayhew, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Boxleitner, Stephen Furst, Peter Jurasik, Corin Nemec, Tony Amendola, Paul McGillion, Scott Tepperman, and Nicholas Brendon.

    Live Music on all three days by popular Celtic Band: Emerald Rose.

    Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, paint and take room, RPG gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

    The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

    MegaCon 2012
    Orange County Convention Center
    Orlando, Florida
    February 17th – 19th, 2012
    Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

    MegaCon 2011 Announces More Comic Guests

    MegaCon 2011 Guests Howard Chaykin, Jimmy Cheung, Brandon Peterson, Phil Noto

    Press Release:

    ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES 2011 GUEST UPDATES

    MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, will take place March 25th – 27th, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

    MegaCon Guests of Honor

    Comic Book Legend Stan Lee and Star Trek Icon William Shatner

    Comic book guests just added: Jimmy Cheung (Young Avengers, Iron Man), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Star Wars), Phil Noto (Batgirl, Superman/Supergirl), Denny O’Neil (Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman) and Brandon Peterson (X-Force, Uncanny X-Men)

    Advance guaranteed autograph tickets and VIP tickets for Stan Lee now available

    Stan Lee advance autograph tickets: These tickets guarantee an autograph with Stan Lee. (Autographs will also be available at a first come first serve basis at the show but these autographs will be limited.)

    VIP ticket includes: an advance autograph, professional photo op that includes 8 X 10 photo with Stan, Stan Lee VIP badge and lanyard, preferred seating at Stan’s panel, and an exclusive commemorative item TBA

    William Shatner Captain’s Reception VIP special evening event

    Meet William Shatner personally at a small limited attendance reception, signed 18 X 24 limited edition (timeless) print, professional photo op that includes 8 X 10 photo with William Shatner, (one additional person may join you for the photo op and reception) Light refreshments will be served

    Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, paint and take room, RPG & LARP gaming events, anime events, speed dating, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, and professional panel rooms.

    MegaCon is happy to announce it has moved its host hotel to the Doubletree International. This beautiful hotel not only has provided us with a low $119 rate but is also located within walking distance of the Orange County Convention Center.

    The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

    MegaCon 2011

    Orange County Convention Center

    Orlando, Florida

    March 25th – 27th, 2010

    Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

    Top Cow Pilot Season 2010 Tour

    Press Release
     
    LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 16, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that first title off of the 2010 Pilot Season slate will arrive in stores next week on September 22nd, 2010.  Pilot Season 2010 debuts a new format consisting of five new concepts and five different creative teams released in a span of five weeks.  In support of Pilot Season 2010, stateside creators will be embarking on a signing tour coinciding with their pilot’s release.
     
    “Pilot Season is an ideal event for us to schedule signing events around because of the wide variety of talent we have participating each year,” explained Publisher Filip Sablik. “This year is no different with established talent like Marc Silvestri, Jeff Katz, and Phil Noto along side exciting up-and-comers like Jerry Lando, David Marquez, and the dynamic duo of Hill and Levin. We’re all getting out on the campaign trail to win the hearts and minds of our voting public!”
     
    Pilot Season: 39 Minutes’ William Harms and Jerry Lando will kick off the launch of Pilot Season 2010 next week in Las Vegas and Philadelphia, respectively.
     
    Book Signing Dates
     
    Pilot Season: 39 Minutes
    ·       William Harms: Comic Oasis, Las Vegas, NV – September 22
    ·       Jerry LandoAtomic City Comics, Philadelphia, PA – September 25, 2-5pm 

    Pilot Season: Asset
    ·       Filip Sablik: Earth 2 Comics, Los Angeles, CA – September 29
    ·       Jenny Frison: Challengers 2.0, Chicago, IL – September 29, 5-7pm
    ·       David Marquez: Austin Books and Comics, Austin, TX, October 13
     
    Pilot Season: Crosshair
    ·       Jeff Katz: Brave New World, Los Angeles, CA – October 16 
     
    Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell
    ·       Bryan Edward HillStarclipper Comics, St. Louis, MO – October 23
    ·       Rob Levin: The Comic Bug, Long Beach, CA – October 23, 4 PM – 8 PM
    ·       Phil NotoACME Comics, Greensboro, NC – October 23 (tentative)
     
    For more information on Pilot Season and upcoming signing events, go to www.topcow.com.

    2010 Baltimore Comic-Con Announces More Publishers and Guests

    Press Release:

    The 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con Announces More Publishers, Guests!

    Baltimore, Maryland – March 19, 2010 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce the most recent set of publishers and guests for the 2010 convention. This August, we will welcome Dark Horse Comics, IDW, and Top Shelf Comix to Baltimore, joining already-announced publishers Image Comics, Boom! Studios, and Top Cow Productions.

    Additionally, come and meet new and returning guests Tom Brevoort (Executive Editor, Marvel Comics), Bernard Chang (Prince of Persia), Sean Chen (Nova), Mark Chiarello (Editor, DC Comics), Mike Choi (X-Force), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Francesco Francavilla (The Green Hornet: Year One), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), Greg Horn (Green Lantern), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Denis Kitchen (Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Barry Kitson (Iron Man 2 Prequel), Greg LaRocque (The Exiled), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Mike McKone (Avengers Academy), Bob McLeod (New Mutants Forever), Mark Morales (Siege), Chris Moreno (Toy Story), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts), Lauren Perry (Blank-ees), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Extinction), Chris Pitzer (Publisher, Adhouse Books), Paul Pope (Wednesday Comics), Jack Purcell (Gotham City Sirens), Mike Raicht (The Stuff of Legend), Tom Raney (Black Widow: Deadly Origin), Chris Roberson (I, Zombi), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes), Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac), Tim Sale courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America White), Ian Sattler (Editor, DC Comics), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship), Bob Schreck (Jurassic Park), Jim Shooter (Magnus, Robot Fighter), Andy Smith (WildC.A.T.S.), John K. Snyder III (The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding), Allison Sohn (Star Wars sketchcard artist), Billy Tan (Shadowland), Ben Templesmith sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics (Choker), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Dexter Vines (Ultimate Avengers), Neil Vokes (Superman Adventures), Matt Wagner (The Green Hornet: Year One), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), and Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love).

    “Our guest list is really picking up momentum now,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re happy to be adding guests from past years and welcoming new ones this year too. We are especially proud to welcome new guests Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Jonathan Hickman this year, since we know that they will fit in with our great group of returning guests. If you are a comic book fan, you will want to be in Baltimore in August! Needless to say, we’re thrilled to welcome the Adhouse, Dark Horse, IDW, and Top Shelf crews back, and look forward to hearing what all of their latest and greatest projects will be.”

    Guests previously announced include: Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Sergio Aragones (Groo), Ivan Brandon (Nemesis: The Imposters), Jim Calafiore (Secret Six), Eric Canete (New Avengers: Luke Cage), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss), Cliff Chiang (Greendale), Frank Cho (Ultimate Comics New Ultimates), Steve Conley (Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Dan DiDio (The Outsiders, Co-Publisher, DC Comics), Al Feldstein (MAD Magazine), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Michael Golden (Marvel 1602: Spider-Man), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Dean Haspiel (ACT-I-VATE), Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Chief Creative Officer, DC Comics), J.G. Jones (DC Universe Legacies), Rich Koslowski (BB Wolf and the 3 LPs), Laura Martin (Girl Comics), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Terry Moore (Echo, SiP), Phil Noto (Avengers: The Origin), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Eric Powell (The Goon), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Stephane Roux (Zatanna), Louise Simonson (X-Factor Forever), Walter Simonson (Thor), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Brian Stelfreeze (The Authority: The Lost Year), Karl Story (Zatanna), Mark Texeira (X-Men: Origins), Billy Tucci (Shi), Doug Wagner (World of Warcraft: Horde), Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Editor-in-Chief, Boom! Studios), Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans), and John Workman (Heavy Metal).

    In 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 at our website (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/baltimorecomics), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/baltimorecomiccon), MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/baltimorecomics), and ComicSpace (http://www.comicspace.com/baltimorecomicon) pages.

    This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. 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, August 28th.

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

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations
    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 11th 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 August 28-29, 2010. 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 5 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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