DC Announces Emerald City Comicon 2014 Exclusives and Signing Schedule

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Press Release:

Announcing DC Entertainment’s Emerald City Comicon Exclusives and Signing Schedule!

Seattle is home of The Space Needle, famous for fish-throwing at Pike Place Market, and of course, the home of Emerald City Comicon!

If you’re heading to the Emerald City Comicon at the end of the month, you won’t want to miss DC Entertainment’s panels and exclusives throughout the course of the convention. Stop by the DCE Booth to say hello! And be sure to attend the fantastic panels and creator signings we’ll be hosting throughout the weekend. This year, DC Entertainment is thrilled to have two exclusive variant comic book covers for sale at ECCC.

BATMAN #29 

Illustrated by fan favorite artist Greg Capullo, the convention exclusive for BATMAN #29, written by Scott Snyder, takes the latest “Riddler” themed cover and gives it a location-specific touch: green for Emerald City! The “DARK CITY” chapter of “ZERO YEAR” reaches its conclusion in this amazing, extra-sized issue!

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1

Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by J.H. Williams III, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 has an exclusive 3-D motion cover never before seen on this highly anticipated issue. You won’t want to miss out on this exclusive! The first issue of this new miniseries also features a stunning double-page interior foldout.

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 3-D exclusive variant will be available for $15 and the Emerald City Comicon BATMAN #29 exclusive variant will be available for $10. Check them out in the gallery above.

And we’re thrilled to announce that artist extraordinaire Jim Lee will be signing from 2:00-4:00pm on Friday, March 28th in the designated Emerald City Comicon signing area. More details below.

Take a look at the panel and signing schedule* below so you don’t miss a thing. Or by downloading the DC Entertainment Events App on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store, stay up to speed on all DC Entertainment happenings.

Hope to see you there!

 

Friday, March 28

10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing*
Talent: Brian Buccellato, Christopher Burnham

12:00-1:00pm DC COMICS – The Eternal Batman
Panelist(s): Matt Idelson
Moderator(s): Larry Ganem Talent: Ray Fawkes,Dustin Nguyen,Tim Seeley,Scott Snyder,James Tynion IV

Batman: Zero Year continues as one of the biggest Bat-stories ever told! Now with the launch of the weekly Batman Eternal, there has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City! Join the talent behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective!
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1:00-2:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs

2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Robbi Rodriguez

2:00-4:00pm DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee – Creator Signing**
Talent: Co-Publisher Jim Lee (SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, JUSTICE LEAGUE)
**NOTE: Wristband required. Wristbands will be given away at the start of the day at the DCE Booth. Available while supplies last.
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4:00-5:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Charles Soule, Alessandro Vitti

5-6pm DC Entertainment – ALL ACCESS
Panelist(s): Matt Idelson, Will Dennis
Moderator: Larry Ganem Talent: Mark Buckingham,Amanda Conner,Derek Fridolfs,Kyle Higgins,Jeff Lemire,Jimmy Palmiotti,Robbi Rodriguez,Scott Snyder,Bill Willingham

At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a fan!  Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment!  Find out what they have to share from behind-the-scenes at your favorite and most talked about Publisher!  Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talents, so don’t miss out!
Room TCC 301

2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Scott Snyder


Saturday, March 29

10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing*
Talent: Ann Nocenti, Kyle Higgins

12:00-1:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Gail Simone, Freddie E. Williams II

2-3pm DC COMICS: THE NEW 52
Panelist(s): Matt Idelson
Moderator: Larry Ganem Talent: Brian Buccellato,Jeff Lemire,Ann Nocenti,Gail Simone,Scott Snyder,Charles Soule,Alessandro Vitti

New and veteran fans alike are welcomed to be a part of history as the DC team and top-notch talent discuss the books that are shaping this new era of DC Comics! Don’t miss this exclusive look inside the hottest comic line in decades!
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2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Jimmy Palmiotti, Yanick Paquette

4:00-5:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham

5:30-6:30pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Scott Snyder, Dustin Nguyen


Sunday, March 30

10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing*
Talent: Jeff Parker

12:00-1:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Charles Soule, Alessandro Vitti

2-3pm ART MASTERS: DRAWING DC
Moderator: Larry Ganem
Talent: Yanick Paquette, Freddie Williams II

DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join us for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!
Room TCC 301

2:00-3:00pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham

3:30-4:30pm – Creator Signing*
Talent: Scott Snyder, James T. Tynion IV
Emerald City Comicon takes place March 28-30 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. To purchase the variant covers, head on over the Graphitti Designs booth (#1804), where they will be available while supplies last. And visit the DC Entertainment booth (#1802) to meet some of your favorite writers and artists.

 

*Signing schedule is subject to change.

Scott Snyder Returns for Boston Comic Con 2014

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Back by popular demand! BOSTON COMIC CON is thrilled to welcome superstar writer SCOTT SNYDER for the 2014 convention! Scott joins a spectacular guest list which already includes his BATMAN collaborator, artist GREG CAPULLO! Bring your copies of Zero Year, Death of the Family, and Night of the Owls to be signed by both of them. In addition Scott has written several acclaimed series including AMERICAN VAMPIRE, THE WAKE, SWAMP THING, SUPERMAN: UNCHAINED, and more! Join us at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 8-10, 2014 for what is sure to be the biggest comic book convention to ever hit Boston!

Previously announced guests include Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, James Marsters, Eve Myles, Simon Bisley, Amanda Conner, Adam Kubert, Jeff Smith, Danielle Corsetto, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and many more!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

RSVP on Facebook!

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. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th 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!

Full Event Lineup Announced for Planet Comicon 2014

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Press Release:

Planet Comicon 2014 will have more programming than ever before, with five rooms of events stretching over three days. This schedule is presented for your convenience. All events, panelists, and other details are subject to change.

Friday, March 14

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3:00 – 3:50 PM

Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder:
 Superman’s Lois Lane! Margot Kidder is most famous for her acclaimed performance as Lois Lane in four Superman films. ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

Webcomics: Inside Out Who needs ink on paper? Join a discussion of what it takes to create comics magic on the web. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Comics without Capes: Leading comics creators discuss crafting successful series outside the superhero genre.  Explore the worlds of cowboys, comedic teen soap opera, and even biographical comics. Moderated by Jai Nitz. ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

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4:00 – 4:50 PM

Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn & Marina Sirtis:
 ST:TNG’s Klingon and Betazoid stars take the stage to take you behind the scenes of one of the greatest science fiction series in history.ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

Craft Your Fandom: Cosplay from Concept to Completion: Join leading cosplay and prop-builder experts in a look at where to start making your favorite prop or costume. Featuring Abby DarkStar, Zen Dragon, and more to be announced. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Vampires Don’t Sparkle: That’s right…we said it! We want our meat eating, sunlight obliterating, butt-ugly vampires back! Bram Stoker would be doing cartwheels in his grave is he saw what vampires have become.  We are taking it back, today!!! ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

Marina Sirtis
Visual Storytelling Success: Artists discuss their approach to creating comics that tells the story and engages the reader. ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

Kansas City Comics Creators: Kansas City has one of the most vibrant communities of comics creators. Jason Aaron and Ande Parks lead a panel of the local talent. ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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Saturday, March 15

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11:00 – 11:50 AM

Wil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton:
 
He’s back! One of Planet Comicon’s favorite guests has returned. You know him from ST:TNG, The Big Bang Theory, Stand By Me, and much more. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

Bad Karma: Bad Karma is a creative collective, whose members include Alex GrecianJeremy HaunB. Clay Moore, and Seth Peck. Their first joint project was Bad Karma Volume One featuring five original, creator owned concepts in self-contained stories. Meet the creators and listen as they answer questions about the Kickstarter process, the concept behind the book and what’s next for Bad Karma. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Khemia Creations: The Art of Stage Combat: Come join Khemia Creations as we display a series of stage combat sketches that can be easily adapted into stage or video skits! After each showcase fight, a thorough dissection of the combat choreography will be given so that you can learn how it’s done. ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Fandom – Destination: 221B Baker Street – Sherlock Holmes fandom has never been more popular. Join an interactive Q&A covering the Holmes and Watson in every media, from novels to television, movies to comics. The panel includes Rob Davis (Illustrator of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective), Tammy Lynn Garrison (Editor of Investigating Sherlock Holmes), and Ellie Ann Soderstrum (Producer of Steampunk Holmes). ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

Star Wars Costuming: Meet and Greet – Get to know the local Star Wars Costuming Group Chapters: 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and The Dark Empire. ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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Noon – 12:50 PM

Jewel Staite
Jewel Staite:
 
Everything’s Shiny! Jewel Staite portrayed Kaylee Frye in Firefly and Serenity, and Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate: Atlantis. –ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

Sexuality in Cosplay: A frank discussion of the role of sexuality in cosplay featuring prominent cosplay personalities. May not be suitable for all audiences. Parental guidance suggested. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Comic Geeks – A Web Series – A screening of the Comic Geeks pilot, a new series debuting in 2014. The story follows three friends at various stages of comic geekery: Dan, the die-hard weekly shopper, Jeff, the indie-only cartoonist, and Brian, who struggles with reading comics and acting like an adult. Together, the three try to figure out what makes a comic geek, and how to be an adult doing it. ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

Crowdfunding – Kickstarter. Indygogo. Rockethub. What’s crowdfunding all about? How can creators like you use it to feed their creativity – any maybe event their families? ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

Marvel: Your Universe – What’s happening now and next from Mighty Marvel? Leading Marvel creators take the stage. Featuring a roster of Marvel creators including Jason Aaron. Moderated by Marvel’s V.P. of Creator Development, C.B. Cebulski. ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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1:00 – 1:50 PM

LeVar Burton
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Two of Star Trek’s most memorable performers tag-team on the Planet Comicon stage. Ask your questions of the actors who brought android Data and Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge to life. - ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

The Last Ride of Lee Salem, Editor of Calvin and Hobbes – Enjoy a Q & A with Lee Salem, the man who edited Calvin and Hobbes, For Better or For Worse, Doonesbury, The Far Side, Cathy, FoxTrot, The Boondocks, Cul De Sac, Lio and dozens of other comics. The industry icon is transitioning to the role of President Emeritus of Universal Uclick as of March 2014. He has a wealth of experience and stories that any comics fan and creator will find enlightening. Joining him will be those influenced by his work in the comics industry including Bill Amend, creator of Foxtrot. Plus, a there will be a reading of statements regarding his work provided by Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Jan Eliot (Stone Soup), Richard Thompson (Cul De Sac) and Mark Tatulli (Lio). ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

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Zero Budget Filmmaking
 – The internationally awarded Brass Engine Productions team will give you tips and tricks to make your film or series without spending a lot of cash. Come and get a Q&A with Director Ben Watkins, and watch clips from the production’s web series and other projects done on a shoestring budget. - ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

Pencil, Brush, and Stylus: Comics Art Today – A panel of comics most popular artists discuss their projetcs, techniques, and inspirations. - ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

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2:00 – 2:50 PM

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 The Tardis has landed… in Middle Earth? He’s Radagast the Brown fromThe Hobbit movies! He’s also Doctor Who‘s seventh Doctor! He’s one of the biggest fandom mash-ups ever! Moderated by theTraveling the Vortex podcast crew – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

Researching Comics with the Grand Comics Database – Dive deep into comics and comics history! Leading members of the Grand Comics Database community will be discussing a bit of the history of the GCD and its roots in the early days of internet comics fandom, along with its current status and abilities in helping people research various comic books and comic book creators. - ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Charlton Arrow – From the 40s thru the 80s, Charlton was the “other” comics publisher of  mystery, romance, and superhero titles. Join Paul Kupperberg and Rick Stasi, two of the creators of Charlton Arrow, for a trip down memory lane and an introduction to their new comics zine that celebrate some of Charlton’s lesser known creations. - ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

Deadpool Double Dare -Deadpool creators  display a dynamic dose of Deadpool discussion. - ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

Kids’ Costume Contest: It’s a cavalcade of cute! A special costume contest just for the younger set. – ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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3:00 – 3:50 PM

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Making of Archer – Discover the animation secrets behind FX’s hit series Archer. Featuring storyboard artist Kevin Mellon and the team from Kansas City’s own Trinity Animation. - ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Breaking into Comics - How do you become a professional comic book or comic strip creator? Join a panel of editors who specialize in spotting new talent: C.B. Cebulski (VP of Creator Development at Marvel), Shena Wolf (Acquisitions Editor and Universal Uclick), and Joe Rybandt (Editor at Dynamite Entertaintment). - ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

John Ratzenberger: He may be most famous as Cliff Clavin from Cheers, but John Ratzenberger‘s nerd movie cred is truly amazing. “It’s a little known fact” that his filmography includes Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Superman: The Movie, Superman II, and every single Pixar movie ever made! - ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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4:00 – 4:50 PM

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Heroic Prose: Genre Fiction – Kings of the Keyboard and Princesses of Prose! A panel of prodigious purveyors of thrilling novels and short fiction reveal the stories behind their stories. - ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Pros and Cons of the Shared Universe – SciFi4Me Radio’s H20 podcast tackles explore the ups, downs, ins, and outs of consuming and creating tales in shared universes. Hosts Jason P. Hunt and Tim Harvey interview Star Trek novelist Kevin Dilmore. - ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

Announcement coming soon - ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

Zoie Palmer: A lively Q&A with one of the stars of the Syfy series Lost Girl. – ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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5:00 PM until who knows when!

Adult Costume Contest: Captivated by cosplay creativity? This is your event! – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

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Sunday, March 16th

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11:00 – 11:50 AM

Femi Taylor in Return of the Jedi
Femi Taylor:
 The delightful Femi Taylor is best known for playing Jabba the Hutt’s Twi’lek slave dancer Oola in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. She is a Nigerian-born British dancer and actress who spent years training with the London Contemporary Dance Company and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. In addition to RotJ, she appeared in the original London cast of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical Cats! – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

DC Universe: Best of the Best – A celebration of the best of DC Comics through the years, from the Golden Age to today. Join leading creators for a discussion of the DC Comics that inspired them! Moderated by long-time DC editor and writer Paul Kupperberg. - ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Karate Chopping Robots & Killer Carnies: The Art and Science of Digital Comics and Games – Mobile-based comics and games are transforming the entertainment industry. Indie game and comic developers have more opportunity than ever before to make their mark and create some major waves. Join Kung Fu Robot creator Jason Bays and Burn the Lot co-creator Cameron Calder as they share their experiences in mobile-based interactive comic and game development. From concept to development to launch and beyond, these Kansas City-area veterans will offer their unique perspective to this exciting and ever-changing scene. - ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

 

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Noon – 12:50 PM

David Yost as the Blue Power Ranger
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 - The Blue Power Ranger has arrived! David Yost played Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, on the international television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, and the film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the Movie. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

Timey Wimey Puppet Show – Direct from the YouTube web series and packed appearances at DragonCon and Gallifrey One, we’re pleased to present  this family-friend Punch-and-Judy-inspired Doctor Who comedy puppet show.  The show is for all ages! - ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Khemia Creations: Cosplay Photography and Modeling – Whether you’re in front of behind the camera, this is the panel for you! We will be discussing techniques on how to make your cosplay photography go from a snapshot to a work of art! For those with camera in hand, we’ll tell you how to make the most of your environments, angles, and lighting to ensure you can capture the best images at every convention. For those wanting to show off their costume creations, we’ll give beginner modeling tips to offer your best side to camera every time! - ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

So you want to build an R2 Unit - Come join us for the in’s and out’s of building your own R2D2 or other Astromech droid. We will give you an idea of what it skills are needed, and the resources available to help you on your journey. - ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

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cClintock: Eddie McClintock is best-known for his role as Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on the Syfy series Warehouse 13. But, the actor is also an artist, who was inspired to purse his passion by comic books. He says, “It all started with Herb Trimpe andThe Incredible Hulk.” Now is your chance to meet Pete Lattimer and learn the answers to your Eddie McClintock questions. - ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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1:00 – 1:50 PM

Lee Majors
Lee Majors:
 The Six Million Dollar Man  - 
An actor of international importance, Lee Majors has  continually proven himself to be a favorite of audiences worldwide. Lee Majors’ performances and personas have made an indelible impact on television programs. From his initial role of Heath Barkley on The Big Valley to the Men From Shilo to Owen Marshall Counselor at Law to The Fall Guy and Raven. It was his starring role as Steve Austin on the overwhelmingly popular The Six Million Dollar Man that Lee became an icon and part of the American culture. - ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

How To Market Comic Strips Today – In previous decades, comic strips were the delicious and funny center of a reader’s daily dose of communication, placed in the middle of their newspapers and hearts. Today, comic strips and webcomics have enjoyed a strong renaissance in pop culture. How has this happened; how are cartoonists sharing their art and stories today? This panel will share the wide experiences of print, syndicated and web cartoonists alike. From viral marketing, presences at events such as San Diego Comic Con and Planet ComiCon, social media outreach, tours and more, we’ll hear from some of the engaging storytellers that are creating today. - ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Star Wars in American Culture – Explore the influences and impact of the single most important film of the twentieth century. We will take a look at the many ways this pop culture phenomenon connects to our everyday lives. Presented by Dr. Bradley Will, Dr. Stephen Schleicher, and Dr. Scott Robson of Fort Hays State University. - ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

Dynamic Cover Design - Top artists reveal the tips and tricks that produce covers with a powerful pop. - ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

For the Love of Comics - What do you love about comics? Today’s top creators, including Jason Aaron, discuss the comics they love the most. Moderated by C.B. Cebulski. - ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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2:00 – 2:50 PM

Concept Design for Comic Books - Comic and concept artist Steven Sanders has designed a number of characters and locations for Marvel Entertainment, among other companies. Using examples from Marvel, he’ll explain how concept design in comics is different than concept design in video games or film, and will show what is needed to make good designs for comics. – ROOM 2502 (Lower Level)

50 Years of GI Joe – the first action figure – A history of GI Joe, the world’s first action figure, from its beginnings 50 years ago in 1964, to the present day. We will discuss the evolution of the brand from a 12 inch everyman solider to a modern team of hundreds of small action figures, as well as several odd and interesting detours and off-shoots along the way. We also will cover the brand’s current fandom, including online resources and fan projects. – ROOM 2503 (Lower Level)

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DMC: Comics and Hip Hop
 - As a founder of Run-D.M.C., Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a pioneer of hip hop culture. Now he’s turned his creative passion to comics! Already a hero to his millions of fans around the world, DMC’s accomplishments read like a laundry list of musical and cultural accolades: Grammy nominated musician, multi-platinum recording artist, Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and rap/rock pioneer who’s influenced music since the first time he’s ever touched a mic. Adding to his long lists of firsts, DMC is teaming up with some prominent fixtures in the comic book and music world to craft the first 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, hip hop comic book. - ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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4:30 – 6:00 PM

TREKtacular ST:TNG Cast Reunion: This is a separately ticketed event. Seating is extremely limited! See this page to order tickets. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

Planet Comicon is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Now in its thirteenth year! The convention will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on March 14-16th. Please visit their website for the full guestlist, ticket information, and more!

Planet Comicon 2014 Releases Initial Schedule

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Planet Comicon 2014 has released the initial schedule for panel events. This schedule focuses on event featuring media guests, including performers from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Wars, Firefly, and more.

We will be updating the schedule with additional panels and events as soon as details are confirmed.

Highlights of the schedule include:

FRIDAY, MARCH 14th:

  • Margot Kidder (3:00 PM)
  • Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis (4:00 PM)

SATURDAY, MARCH 15th:

  • Wil Wheaton (11:00 AM)
  • Jewel Staite (Noon)
  • Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton (1:00 PM)
  • Sylvester McCoy (2:00 PM)
  • John Ratzenberger (3:00 PM)
  • Zoie Palmer (4:00 PM)
  • Kids’ Costume Contest (2:00 PM)
  • Adults’ Costume Contest (5:00 PM)

SUNDAY MARCH 16th:

  • Femi Taylor (11:00 AM)
  • David Yost (Noon)
  • Eddie McClintock (Noon)
  • Lee Majors (1:00)
  • TREKtacular Star Trek Cast Reunion (4:30) – NOTE: this is a separately ticketed event. This event is close to being sold out. Find out more about tickets here.

Planet Comicon is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Now in its thirteenth year! The convention will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on March 14-16th. Please visit their website for the full guestlist, ticket information, and more!

First 20 Guests Announced for SDCC 2014

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First 20 Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!

Comic-Con International features one of the most diverse guest lists of any convention. The first wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, comic strips, animation, and science fiction and fantasy books. Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these special guests:

SDCC 2014 Special Guests
Amanda Conner, artist, Power Girl, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre

Brian Crane, cartoonist, Pickles

Eleanor Davis, cartoonist/illustrator, Stinky, How to Be Happy

Jane Espenson, writer/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands

Raymond E. Feist, author, Riftwar Saga

Drew Friedman, illustrator, RAW, Old Jewish Comedians, Heroes of the Comic Books

Michael T. Gilbert, writer/artist, Mr. Monster

Willie Ito, animator/cartoonist, Disney, WB, Hanna-Barbera

Caitlin R. Kiernan, author, The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, Alabaster: Wolves

Lucy Knisley, writer/artist, Relish, French Milk

SDCC 2014 Special Guests
David Lasky, artist, The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song

Graham Nolan, artist, Detective Comics, The Phantom, Joe Frankenstein

Jimmy Palmiotti, writer, All-Star Western, Painkiller Jane

Benoît Peeters, writer, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl

Don Rosa, cartoonist, Uncle $crooge, Donald Duck

Jim Rugg, artist/illustrator, Supermag, Afrodisiac

François Schuiten, artist, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl

Scott Snyder, writer, Batman, Superman Unchained

Fiona Staples, artist, Saga

Gene Luen Yang, writer/artist, Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese

For more info on these special guests for Comic-Con International 2014, please click here.

More guests will be announced soon … check back for details!

NYC – Batman: Death of the Family Signing

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Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo sign at Barnes & Noble on Monday October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble - Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – The Art of Horror Panel

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Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, and more speak at the School of Visual Arts on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM!

Press Release:

A panel discussion featuring comics all-stars Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake, Batman), Sean Murphy (American Vampire, The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Uncanny X-Force), MFA Visual Narrative Chair Nathan Fox (Dogs of War, DMZ) and Mark Doyle, editor at DC Comics/Vertigo. The panelists talk about their careers, creative process and collaborations, as well as what inspires and informs their approach to telling tales of horror in the realm of graphic novels and sequential art. Presented by the Office of Career Development and the MFA Visual Narrative Department.

Admission is free but please RSVP here

School of Visual Arts
209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

Scott Snyder Hosts Bat-Panel at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Comics superstar Scott Snyder will host a surprise Batman panel on Sunday August 4th at 4:00 pm in the Beacon Hall room! Come prepared to ask your questions about the Court of Owls, Death of the Family, The Black Mirror,  Gates of Gotham, and the current storyline Zero Year, a retelling of Bruce Wayne’s early days as Batman. In addition to the New 52 Batman title Scott also writes the mini-series Superman: Unchained and his Vertigo series American Vampire and The Wake. He has previously written Swamp Thing, Detective Comics, and more.  

This is a last minute addition to the schedule so please spread the word!

Additionally Scott will appear on the DC Comics panel on Saturday August 3rd at 3:00pm in the Waterfront room with Dan Didio, Tony Daniel, and Aaron Lopresti. Otherwise find him at his table in Artist Alley AAW40 & 41 from 11:00-1:30 and 4:30-7:00 on Saturday and 11:00-1:00 and 2:00-4:00 on Sunday!

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 rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

Artist Alley Listings for Boston Comic Con 2013

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BOSTON COMIC CON returns on AUGUST 3-4 at new venue the SEAPORT TRADE CENTER. And here’s what is going on for all you fans…

Comic Creator Guests: George Perez, Mike Mignola, Neal Adams, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Scott Snyder, Mark Bagley, Bill Willingham, Brian Azzarello, Nate Bellegarde, Buzz, Tony Daniel, Jim Calafiore, Howard Chaykin, Mark Chiarello, Mike Choi, Dan Didio, Ming Doyle, Joe Eisma, Agnes Garbowska, Michael Golden, Keron Grant, Paul Gulacy, Cully Hamner, Phil Jimenez, Dave Johnson, Barry Kitson, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, James O’Barr, David Petersen, Brandon Peterson, Joe Quinones, Khary Randolph, Tom Raney, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Chris Ryall, Paul Ryan, Tim Sale, Alex Saviuk, Brian Stelfreeze, William Stout, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Arthur Suydam, Dexter Vines, Lee Weeks, Maris Wicks, Charles Paul Wilson III, Dean Yeagle, Chrissie Zullo, and hundreds more in the BCC Artist’s Alley.

Celebrity Guests: The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden, True Blood’s Kristin Bauer, The Hobbit’s Aidan Turner & Dean O’Gorman, and Futurama’s Billy West.

Events: Free sketches by Arthur Suydam, Artist Portfolio Reviews by Mark Chiarello of DC Comics and Chris Ryall of IDW Publishing, Original Art Auction, Costume Contest, Magic The Gathering Tournament, Film Festival, Panels, Celebrity Photo Ops, and live entertainment.

Vendors: Vendors from all over the country selling new and old comic books, toys, posters, and all your favorite collectibles.

Plus this year’s limited edition Boston Comic Con 2013 T-Shirt designed exclusively for the show by Tim Sale, and the limited edition My Little Pony Variant Comic Book designed exclusively for the show by Agnes Garbowska and IDW Publishing. Tim, Agnes, and IDW will all be on hand at the show!

Tickets are available online at the Boston Comic Con website or at the door the both days of the show.

ARTIST ALLEY LISTING:

Table ARTIST
AA201 Adams, Neal
AA221 Adams, Neal
AA222 Adams, Neal
AA223 Adams, Neal
AA224 Adams, Neal
AA225 Adams, Neal
AA136 Ally-Seals, Ian
AAW43 Almond, Bob
AA434 Amaru, George
AAW18 Ambruson, S.E.
AA218 Andrew, Roger
AA155 Archer, Kent
AAW24 Aucoin, Matt
AA318 Azzarello, Brian
AA403 Bagley, Mark
AA841 Barnes, Brenton, Stemmier, Egnet
AA342 Barnes, EJ Slater, Mark Co-drowned Town Press
AAW28 Barrett, Noah
AA232 Barrows, Brandon
AA205 Baselice, Brandon
AA349 Battalene, Stefanie
AA630 Bellegarde, Nate
AA317 Bessette, Matt Matt Bessette Co-1725 Studios
AA313 Beaudoin, Janella Mele J Mele Art
AA348 Boehm, Ellen – Fanartica
AA737 Boucher, Amanda
AAW09 Boveri, John / Zack Rezendes
AA737 Bresnahan, Kate / Amanda Boucher
AA738 Browne, Ryan
AA734 Brunelle, Richard – The Fat Squad
AA852 Buchner, Chris – Comic Book Artist Guild
AAW17 Budd, Dennis
AAW05a Burns, Jeff Super Knocked Up
AA202 Buzz
AA443 CAH Nickelsen, Destiny
AA130 Cain, Anne Anne Cain Co-Anne Cain Studio Mia
AA137 Calderon, JD
AAW08 Calafiore, Jim
AA213 Capobianco, Chris
AA142 Cardnal, John / Andy Driscoll / Mike Doherty / Andrew Houle / Michael
AA520 Carlson, Erik
AA220 Casey, Jason
AA156 Cavalear, Lisa
AA647 Chamberlain, Tim – Our Valued Customers
AA844 Chaykin, Howard
AA215 Chiarello, Mark
AA303 Choi, Mike
AA204 Clabaugh, Rich
AA304 Cook, Ashley
AA305 Cormack, Alex
AA134 Costello, Sam
AA143 Crockett, Michael/ John Cardinal / Andy Driscoll / Mike Doherty /Andrew Houle
AA432 Cuonzo, Frank M.
AA308 Dahl, Josh – Rapid City
AAW27 Daley, Rich
AA139 D’Angelo, Gina
AA227 Daniel, Tony
AA257 Davidson, Pat
AA237 Daxberger, Joe
AA842 Daxiong
AA843 Daxiong
AA256 Deering, Rachel
AA252 Del Col, Anthony – Kill Shakespeare
AA239 Dellagatta, Joseph
AA643 Demarjin, Haig – ZombieBomb
AAW32 Dimasi
AAW33 Dunfield, Megan
AA132 Derocher, Brad
AA829 DeSantis, Jeffrey
AA147 Diaz-Dickson, Paloma
AA742 Didio, Dan
AAW10 Dinnall, Olivia
AA144 Doherty, Mike / John Cardinal / Andy Driscoll / Andrew Houle
AA203 Dooney, Michael
AA632 Doran, Collen
AA326 Doyle, Ming
AA143 Driscoll, Andy Crockett
AA147 Dubrevil, Ellen Beall
AA251 Duda, Joseph / Wil Woods – Musetap
AA514 Dumo, Rob – Musetap
AA404 Dycus, Josh
AA405 Dycus, Josh
AAW16 Eaton, Kevin
AAW16 Edge, Andrew
AA841 Egnet, Kyle
AA241 Ehnot, Chris
AAW12 Einhaus, Kurt
AA425 Eisma, Joe
AA236 Elliot, Dave
AA240 Ellis, Mike – Pieces of Eights
AA206 Endres, Joe
AA729 Enslin, R. Craig – Robert Quill, Artist for Hire
AA733 Everston, William – Kalicorp Art Mysteries
AAw30 Faerber, Logan
AA247 Falkenburg, Joshua – Severed Head Comics
AA249 Farrar, Crystal
AA306 Feliciano, Cesar
AA644 Ferreira, David – Montserrat
AA448 Fetcher, Mat
AA249 Fine, Rebecca – Bexx Fine
AA332 Finn, Tim
AA827 Fire Exit
AA828 Fire Exit
AAW42 Fish, Andy
AA235 Fisher, GE
AA731 Flint, Brian
AAW24 Foltz, Holly / Jose Luis Olivares / Mo Oh / Jesse Lonergan / Matt Aucoin
AAW39 Forbes, Jack
AA210 Ford, Tina / Jason Gerstein
AAW22 Frankel, Mark
AA335 Gerstein, Jason / Keith Gleason – Reckless Sidekick Productions
AA312 Giallonga, Zack
AA334 Gleason, Keith
AA444 Golden, Christopher
AA726 Golden, Michael
AA429 Gordon, Michael / Laurence Hastings – New Legend Productions
AA138 Gosselin, Karen
AA226 Govar, Daniel
AA310 Grabowska, Agnes Scott Greb Co-Super Granny
AA636 Grant, Keron
AA154 Greb, Scott
AAW34 Greene, Zak – ZG Creations
AA157 Grifkin, Tonya
AA209 Gubicza, Brian
AA209 Gubicza, Jen
AA208 Gugliotti, Chris
AA637 Gulacy, Paul
AA254 Guzzo, Laura
AA435 Hahner, Douglas / Karen Hallion – Gray Haven Comics
AA410 Haley, TJ / Joe Dort / Halsey Warren / Leon
AA337 Hallion, Karen
AA406 Halsey Warren, Paige
AA219 Hamilton, Scott
AA439 Hamner, Cully
AA244 Hampton, Bo / Kelsey Hartsell – The Rubonic Plague
AA233 Hansche, Nicole
AA741 Hartsell, Kelsey
AA429 Hastings, Laurence
AA644 Hazen, Blyth – Montserrat
AAW05b Healy, Phil
AAW05 Hebert, Alan / Chris Hebert – HB Comics
AA328 Henderson, Erica
AA420 Hill, Joe
AA421 Hill, Joe
AA248 Hodgdon, Corey
AA748 Holly-Rosing, Madeleine
AA212 Holt, Christopher
AA142 Houle, Andrew
AA745 Huddleston, Terry / Erin Humiston – Run the Risk Comics
AA746 Huddleston, Terry
AA315 Humiston, Erin
AA228 Hunt, Ken
AA739 Hutchinsin, Eric
AA415 IDW
AA416 IDW
AA417 IDW
AA418 IDW
AA832 Inezian, Armand
AA305 James, Tyler
AA442 Jean, Nicole Marie
AA428 Jimenez, Phil
AAW37 Jimenez, Sandy
AA319 Johnson, Dave
AAW22 Jones, Joshua LA.
AA411 Kaboom Fredrick, Vince
AA412 Kaboom
AA413 Kaboom
AA414 Kaboom
AAW30 Kelley, Patt / Logan Faerber
AA831 Kelly, Brett
AAW15 Kennedy, Jay
AA231 Khanna, Daniel
AAW11 Killen, Bill
AA749 King, Hannibal
AAW44 Kitson, Barry / Aaron Kovalcsik – Monkey Chow
AA649 Kompan, Onrie
AA757 Kovalcsik, Aaron
AA840 Lagos, Arlene
AA311 Lamb, Braden / Shelli Paroline
AAW10 Lane, Linda / Olivia Dinnall – Lazer Lady Publishing
AA853 Lanouette, Donald U – Create Comics
AA854 Lanouette, Donald U – Create Comics
AA149 Lanz, Sandra
AAW26 La Palombara III, Louie
AA343 Leamy, Cathy – Metrokitty
AA150 Leblanc, David
AA519 Lee, Norman
AAW06 Leibelman, Leo
AAW07 Leibelman, Leo
AA406 Leon, Pablo
AA214 Lilly, Mike
AA238 Lolar, Joel
AA747 Lomas, Max
AAW24 Lonergan, Jesse
AA642 Lopresti, Aaron
AA408 Lovulo, Andrew
AA835 Luciano, Paul – Lanthan Mice
AA629 Mack, David
AA230 Maclean, Andrew
AA245 Mahan, Dave
AA206 Marquez, Jesus
AA432 Martino, Joe / Frank M. Cuonzo / Rob X. Roman – JGM Comics
AA131 Mathias, Donald – Panizles
AAW14 Maurizo, Richard
AA208 May, Jason / Juli Mayers / Kendra Saunders
AA856 Maydak, Mike
AA333 Mayers, Juli
AA345 Mazur, Dan – Boston Comic rRoundtable
AA346 Mazur, Dan – Ninth Art
AA153 McCormack, Clay
AA234 McCulllogh, Rhinnon
AA633 McGuinness, Ed
AA634 McGuinness, Ed
AA213 McLaughlin, Sean
AA211 McMenemy, Michael
AA845 Metcaff, Jason
AA445 Mignola, Mike
AA446 Mignola, Mike
AA643 Miller, Adam – ZombieBomb
AA756 Miller, Gregory
AA238 Miller, Riam
AAW20 Minor, Melissa – Radiant Grey
AA855 Mockaviak, Nick
AA645 Monserrat College of Art
AA645 Monserrat College of Art
AA730 Montinero, Scott
AA217 Moore, Lindsay
AA339 Moore, Terry
AAW29 Moutafis, Greg
AA307 Mulvey, Joe
AA145 Musto, Jackie – Kay and P Comics
AAW17 Newbold, David
AA146 Newirth, Jack / Will Wiggins
AA255 Ng, Elisa – Espressions Design
AAW15 Nichols, Ian / Jay Kennedy – Fat Cat Funnies
AA443 Nickelsen, Destiny
AA338 Niles, Steve
AA409 Norden, Amanda
AA728 O’Barr, James
AA740 O’Callaghan,Art
AAW31 O’Connor, George – Homeless Comics
AAW25 Oh, Mo
AAW25 Oliveras, Jose / Luis Holly Foltz / Mo Oh / Jesse Lonergan / Matt Aucoin
AA736 Palach, Kristin
AA648 Palazzo, Nicholas
AA250 Paolucci, Rob
AA311 Paroline, Shelli
AA140 Pelligrino, Rich
AA347 Peloquin, Justin
AA133 Pereira, Theresa
AA639 Perez, George
AA640 Perez, George
AA627 Peterson, Brandon / Stacey Lee Philips / Richard Lopez Ortiz
AA423 Peterson, David
AA216 Philips, Stacey Lee
AA148 Post, Leslie
AA151 Pratt, Tina
AA628 Purcell, Jack Quinn/Elliot
AAW39 Purkiss, Devon / Jack Forbes
AA236 Quinn, David
AA441 Quinn, Tracey Lee / Wilson Ramos / Eric Rivera
AA329 Quinones, Joe
AA314 Ramos, Wilson
AA515 Randolph, Khary
AA744 Raney, Tom
AA129 Ratcliffe, Eric – New Comic Day
AA327 Reeder, Amy
AAW09 Rezendes, Zack
AA449 Richard, Sara
AA141 Richmond, Landon – Know No Truth
AAW38 Rinaldi, Joel
AA314 Rivera, Eric
AA344 Roberge, Michelle – Saucy Miscreants
AA836 Roche, Darren
AA419 Rodriguez, Gabriel
AA436 Roll, Brian – Odyssey Art
AA433 Roman, Rob / Joe Martino / Frank M. Cuonzo / Rob X. Roman – JGM Comics
AA243 Rosa, Don
AA516 Rousseau, Craig
AA510 Ruttan, Andrew
AA510 Ruttan, Kevin
AA743 Ryall, Chris
AA641 Ryan, Paul
AA301 Sale, Tim
AA302 Sale, Tim
AAW36 Salvucci, Richard
AA846 Sanchez, Alex
AAW21 Sapountzis, Alex – Wayward Raven
AA732 Sardinha, Rick
AA333 Saunders, Kendra
AA242 Saviuk, Alex
AA431 Savory, Zeke
AA430 Schmalke, Josepg
AA830 Schultz, Erica – M3 The Comic
AA638 Schultz, Jeff
AA750 Schulz IV, Carl A
AA237 Sedani, Tony / Joe Daxberger
AA213 Seminara, Chris
AA341 Sharkey, Ryan – The New England Institute of Art
AA401 Shedd, Blair
AAW13 Silver, Tamsin
AA422 Skelton, Israel
AA342 Slater, Mark
AA437 Smith, Edward
AA847 Smith, Emily
AA309 Snider, David – Method Comix
AA447 Sniegoski, Thomas
AAW40 Snyder, Scott
AAW41 Snyder, Scott
AA839 Soares, Everett
AA839 Soares, Susan
AA438 Spay, Anthony
AA831 Squires, Alex / Brett Kelly – Opinions May Vary
AA851 St. Pierre, Joe
AA838 Steffan, Melinda
AA626 Stelfreeze, Brian
AA841 Stemmier, Ryan
AA152 Stevenson, Kristin
AA850 Stewart. Yale
AA126 Stout, William / Joshua Stulman – Israel Defense Comics
AA127 Stout, William
AA755 Stulman, Joshua
AAW01 Suydam, Arthur
AAW02 Suydam, Arthur
AAW02 Suydam, Arthur
AAW03 Suydam, Arthur
AAW04 Suydam, Arthur
AA246 Sylar, Matthew – Soda Poodle
AA833 Syphax, Jonathon – Masmedia Studios
AA751 Talbot, Eric – Requiem Designs
AA735 Taylor, Andrew – Potential
AA848 Theriault, Ron
AA440 Tieri, Frank
AA340 Townsend, Tim
AA331 Trang , Randall
AA754 Turnbull, Jack – Jack Turnbull Studios
AA450 Uminga, Chris
AA207 Vega, Estevan
AA635 Vines, Dexter
AAW23 Vinton Jr., Peter
AA837 Walko, Bill
AA350 Watson, Chris
AA229 Wauchope Scott
AA834 Weeks, Danelle – D.Bishop Hashtag the Planet
AA631 Weeks, Lee
AA336 West, Liss
AA330 Wicks, Maris
AA316 Wiggins, Will
AA407 Wilde, Scott
AA427 Willingham, Bill
AA424 Wilson, CP III
AA253 Wilson, Will – Ordinary Bill
AA135 Winnik, Javier Cruz
AA727 Witterstater, Renee
AA752 Wong, David
AA753 Wong, David
AA646 Wood, Aaron – Aaron Wood Design
AAW35 Wood, Jennie Johns
AA437 Woodall, Rich / Edward Smith
AA849 Woods, Ted
AA402 Woodward, JK
AA518 Wieringo, Matt
AA517 Yates, Kelly
AA826 YAYA Han
AA827 YAYA Han
AA128 Yeagle, Dean
AA747 Yi, Earl
AAW35 Yuskatis, John / Jennie Wood Johns – Boots and Pups
AAW19 Zaremba, Meghan
AA511 Zenescope
AA512 Zenescope
AA513 Zenescope
AA509 Zotos, Tom
AA426 Zullo, Chrissie

True Blood Star Bites Into Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is excited to welcome Kristin Bauer of the hit HBO TV series True Blood to the rescheduled show on August 3-4, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center! Kristin, a main cast member of the show, plays the part of the vampire Pam. Kristin is also known for her role as Maleficent in the hit ABC TV series Once Upon a Time. She will be on hand both days of the convention to sign autographs and meet her fans! Details on signing schedule, prices, etc to be announced.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

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 rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

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