Boston Comic Con 2014 is Next Week

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Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.

“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”

The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.

Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.

Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.

“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”

New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.

Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.

“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”

More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.

For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.

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The Cast of Spartacus Hits Hartford Comic Con 2014

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Hartford Comic Con is this weekend! Holy Smokes Batman!

HCC features top celebrity talents like:

Michael Massee: Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2
Giancarlo Esposito: Breaking Bad, Revolution, Once Upon A Time
Katrina Law: Spartacus, Arrow
*NEW* Liam McIntyre: Spartacus
*NEW* Kyla Kenedy: Walking Dead
*NEW* Ellen Hollman: Spartacus
*NEW* Steven Dunlevy: Spartacus
*NEW* Anna Hutchinson: Spartacus, Cabin in the Woods, Power Rangers
Brando Eaton: Dexter, Cabin Fever, Zoey 101

TOP COMIC CREATORS!

We have the comic industries top talents including special guests X-Men’s Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale from Captain America, Jimmy Cheung from Original Sin, Eisner winning cover artist: The Reverend Dave Johnson, Kaare Andrews from Iron Fist, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb from Adventure Time and The Midas Flesh, Sam Ellis from Archer, David Rodriguez from Skylanders, Matthew Dow Smith and Blair Shedd from Doctor Who, Sara Richard and Agnes Garbowska from My Little Pony, Craig Rousseau from Batman ’66, the crews from Big Dog Ink and Station Studios and so many more!

Game ON!

League of Legends live tournament is available! Shout casted by Brando Eaton and guests. Magic Draft Events and Yu-gi-oh Box Tournaments are also available for sign up. Sign up now for chances to win fantastic prizes and get your game on!

KIDS rule at HCC!

Introducing a full KidConn to happening during the two days of fun.

Cosplay your thing?

Bringing their creative skills are Riddle1, BelleChere, Nadyasonika, Nikkinevermore, Echo Endless, and Miggy Jagger!
We offer fun for the whole family!

Special events!

Gallery Show at the Tobacco Shop, Drink and Draw at McKinnon’s Irish Pub, and the after party at City Steam Brewery! Full details at the link!

Expected attendance will reach 12-15 thousand our first year!

Tickets are available for online purchase here…

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Hartford Comic Con will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. For more information, tickets, registration, and the complete list of guests please check out the website: www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow them on Twitter (@ HartfordCon) and Facebook!

NH – FCBD: Gail Simone Signs

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Special guest Gail Simone joins Marjorie Liu, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Blair Shedd, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, and many more appear at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

How do we top 2013′s Free Comic Book Day? BY DOUBLING IT! Our 2014 Free Comic Book Day will be DOUBLED, with our usual one in Manchester and one at our new location in Concord! We will be featuring special guests, events and of course, exclusive free comics at each, as well as special sales too! Additionally, we will have a number of local artists, fantastic cosplayers, contests and a wide variety of free comics!

Special Artist/Writer Guests include:
Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja, Birds of Prey)
Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, X-23)
Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time)
Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)
Blair Shedd (Doctor Who)
Sara Richard (My Little Pony)
Alex de Campi (My Little Pony, Grindhouse) – Appearing in Manchester from 5-7!
Roger Andrews (Super Hero Squad)
Ransom Getty (Guardians of the Globe)

Artists include:
Scott Hamilton
Dan Larson
Amanda Dufresne
Nicole Hansche
David Leblanc
Jerry Fleming
Don Higgins
Juli O’Malley
Kendra Lee Saunders
Jason Casey
Matt Bessette
Bexx Fine
Jeremy Mchugh
Janella Mele
Angela Costello
Dennis Burke
Clark Drew
Peter Vinton Jr
Ben Gibson
Michelle Pinard

NOTE: free sketches are at the discretion of the artist and not guaranteed.

Cosplay Guests include:
Nicole Marie Jean (cosplayer extraordinaire)
Bellechere (world renown cosplayer)
501st New England Garrison
Ghostbusters of New Hampshire
New England Brethren of Pirates

Special Guests:
Rhode Island Comic Con
Terror Con
Pop Culture Expo
Spectacular Batcycle (Concord)
Bumblebee 1977 Chevy Camaro from Transformers

BBQ? Of course! Our grill master and BBQ expert Jareb will be back, making some fantastic grub in Manchester!

We also want to have the biggest group of cosplayers we can amass, so we will have extra goodies to everyone that comes in costume, as well as the BIGGEST Free Comic Book Day costume contest in the US!

We will also be having a HUGE after party in Concord when all is said and done, with a few more surprises. What could we possibly have up our sleeves?

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

NH – Kitty & Dino Signing

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Eisner-nominated artist Sara Richard appears on Saturday, July 27, 2013 to sign and sell her wares at Comic Boom!

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Comic Boom!
22 West Street, Keene, NH 03431

NH – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Amy Okuda, Eric Powell, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, Blair Shedd, and many more sign at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Press Release: 

It’s that time of year! Free Comic Book Day falls on Saturday, May the 4th and we’re putting on a HUGE celebration! Last year we had over a thousand people come to the store and had an all day party that even WMUR showed up at! What can you expect this year? Even MORE!

We will have a variety of creators on hand sketching, selling prints, and having fun! Anyone interested in setting up, please email info@dmcomics.com. We will have a limited number of tables available!

Guests will include:
Amy Okuda, Tink from the hit webseries The Guild
Eric Powell, creator of The Goon, writer of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters
Blair Shedd, artist of Doctor Who, Dorothy of Oz
Sara Richard, artist of Kitty and Dino
Roger Andrews, artist of Super Hero Squad
Chris Uminga
Matt Fletcher
Scott Hamilton
Juli Mayers
Jerry Fleming
Nicole Hansche
Mike Doherty

Charity drive for NH Food Bank!!

A costume contest second to none in the country and some fantastic costumed groups! We plan on amassing one of the largest groups of cosplayers ever seen for Free Comic Book Day! Be there at 2:00 pm for a HUGE group photo!

Special Cosplay Guests include some of NH’s best:
Bellechere Cosplay
Nicole Marie Jean
Ghostbusters of NH

A fantastic BBQ!

Tons of FREE COMICS! Which ones? You can find the list here: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

Sales! Sales! Sales!!

Tons of prizes to give out to lucky customers, including some great items for some of the first people in line!

Please note that people can park at the JFK across the street for additional parking since our lot tends to fill up quite fast.

Double Midnight Comics 
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

NH – Halloween Fest 2012

Sara Richard, Rich Woodall, Jerry Flemming, and Blair Shedd sign at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012! Costume contests, free comics, and more! Check the link below for details.

*JUST ADDED* Jeremy McHugh (Fantasy Flight Games and World of Warcraft TCG artist)

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Celebrates 50 Years of Mars Attacks in October 2012

September 18, 2012 by  
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Ack Ack, The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Returns!

We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Mars Attacks

Harrisburg, PA – October 1, 2012 – The 57th Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA (1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103). The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the premier event for non-sport and entertainment card collectors and has been running continuously since the 1980s.

To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Mars Attacks, a seminal trading card series, and the recent release of Topps’ Mars Attacks Heritage trading cards, the show will have a Mars Attacks theme. Show goers will be treated to an exclusive Topps Mars Attacks promotional card, several Mars Attacks inspired self-produced Philly Show cards, Mars Attacks prizes, and more. Collectors are encouraged to wear their best alien gear.

As always, collectors will find dealers selling a diverse array of trading cards depicting everything from Garbage Pail Kids to The Walking Dead. Many trading card manufacturers will be exhibiting including Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Monsterwax, Non-Sport Update, Rittenhouse Archives, shopTopps, SideKick, Topps, and others

Several artists will also be exhibiting, most of whom have worked on Mars Attacks cards in the past. Those artists include: Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, and Sara Richard.

A special gathering for NSU Card Talk forum members and guests will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, the show’s host hotel (advance registration is required). In keeping with the Mars Attacks theme, Topps’ Licensing Manager will speak about where the license is heading.

Admission to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just $6 daily. A two-day pass may be purchased for $10. Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.

Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: phillynon-sportscardshow.com

Philly Non-Sports Card Show (October 2012)

September 11, 2012 by  
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Philly Non-Sports Card Show

Convention Name
Philly Non-Sports Card Show
Convention Website Address
http://phillynon-sportscardshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/20/2012
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/21/2012
About This Convention
The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the largest show for collectors of non-sport and entertainment trading cards. Our dealers sells vintage and new non-sport cards. Each show features artists, card manufacturers, and free card give-aways.
Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square Mall
12 Vultee Street
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
800
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Guests
Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, Sara Richard

NH – FCBD: Double Midnight 10th Anniversary

Scott Wegener, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, and many more sign at Double Midnight Comics!

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Saturday May 5th is Free Comic Book Day and this year we’re celebrating 10 years in business so we’re throwing a BIG party! Here’s some of what you can expect:

Tons of FREE comics – See the list at www.freecomicbookday.com, the list is fantastic!

Special Guests – Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo)
Sara Richard (Kitty & Dino)
Roger Andrews (Super Hero Squad)
Jerry Fleming (Mars Attacks & Marvel trading cards)
Darren Garnick (writer Burt Ward Boy Wonder)
Nicole Hansche
Juli Mayers
Jeremy McHugh
Rob Jeanotte
Alex Cormack

Our most epic costume contest at the store EVER! Prizes to be awarded to the top 3 costumes and we will be giving out prizes to the top kids’ costumes too! Everyone that comes in costume gets more free comics than anyone else, that includes kids!

Facepainting!

A coloring contest for kids!

HUGE raffles!!!

Make sure to check out the FCBD after party! We’re hosting a FREE bowling party over at Spare Time Bowling and then heading out on the town for Cinco De Mayo!

Free Comic Book Day will be just 1 part of our 4 day 10th Anniversary Extravaganza that will start on May 3rd with the Hippo De Mayo Taco Tour and the midnight screening of the Avengers! It continues on Friday with a Star Wars sale, the launch of Magic Avacyn Restored and Free Comic Book Night (come sample some mature readers books)! It all wraps up on Sunday – details coming soon!

Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

NH – Stalker Signing

Artist Sara Richard appears at Double Midnight on Friday February 24, 2012 from 6-8pm! Sara will be signing copies of the new comic Stalker for which she provided the cover!

Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

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