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!

NYC – The Wake Launch Party

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Writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy celebrate the release of the all new Vertigo Comics series The Wake on Friday May 31st at Midtown Comics Downtown! Scott and Sean will be signing copies of The Wake #1 for fans from 7:00 till 9:00 pm. Don’t miss it!

“THERE’S SOMETHING DOWN THERE…”

When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oil rig where they have discovered something miraculous and terrifying…

Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, Nate Cosby, and Chris Eliopoulos sign at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day is bigger than ever this year at our Downtown store! Join us as we welcome Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos for an awesome day of free comics and signings!

*Please note: Free Comic Book Day will be taking place at ALL Midtown Comics locations, but these signings will only be at our Downtown store.

The creators of the hit Archaia graphic novel, Cow Boy Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos, will be signing the Free Comic Book Day Archaia sampler featuring an all new Cow Boy story at Midtown Comics Downtown on Free Comic Book Day 1:00pm-2:00pm!

Jim Lee and Scott Snyder will be at Midtown Comics Downtown for Free Comic Book Day signing Superman: The Last Son of Krypton from 7:00pm-9:00pm. This will be a very popular event, and we recommend early arrival.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

Wondercon 2013 Con Report!

On March 29-31, 2013, Anaheim was home to Wondercon 2013! With the decision to keep Wondercon in Anaheim this year, I couldn’t help but wonder if this was a permanent move. The numbers seem to support that decision, with record numbers attending the show, backing with CCI’s reputation of entertaining fans with celebrities, comic book superstars, and amazing vendors! In addition, it’s proximity to Disneyland is always a big plus for any guy wanting to entertain the whole family.

The show floor was bigger this year, almost replicating the 2 show floor model that ECCC used this year. Also, the huge convention center dome was used to house movie and TV stars to promote their latest works. It was definitely a well run show, and this reporter definitely had a great time talking to fans, artists, and celebrities. Wondercon definitely put on a great show, and whether it’s in Anaheim or San Francisco, and I can’t wait for next year!

Now, on to the amazing things I got to see at the show:

Welcome to Wondercon 2013!

My first stop: joining the long line of fans for the Wondercon exclusives of Mondo!

Ron Lim signing some Thanos related books in Artist Alley.

Jim Steranko signing some Nick Fury books at his booth.

Admiring the beautiful Arrow statue on display at the DC booth…

 

And then bumping into some fans on the show floor.

 

The awesome display at the Oblivion booth.

And a Rocketeer behind the banner posing for fans.

Shredder and Deadpool yelling and random people on the floor. Instant comedy.

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld sketching for fans all weekend.

Kristin Kreuk posing for photographers at Wondercon for Beauty and the Beast!

A Superman fan dressed up for the premiere for Superman Unbound.

Batman rogues running amuck at Wondercon.

Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, and Alex Sinclair, signing at the DC booth at the end of the day.

Marc Silvestri sketching for fans all weekend on his birthday!

Stan Lee came by and wishing Marc a happy birthday!

An amazing Witchblade cosplayer delighting Marc and his fans!

Excited fans waiting in line for Pac Rim.

I got to meet the talented artist Ethan Castillo in the Dan Slott line! Here’s a piece that was inspired by Humberto Ramos.

Dan Slott showing Scott Snyder some love at his signing.

The cast of Revolution sharing a laugh at Wondercon.

Mark Waid talking to the Boom Studios crew.

Humberto Ramos working on a commission at Wondercon.

The crowd waiting for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing panel.

Joss Whedon and the Much Ado about Nothing cast at their Sunday morning panel.

Olly Moss and Mike Mitchell signing at the Mondo booth!

The Arrow cast pose for pictures at Wondercon!

Packed house, even on Easter Sunday!

Speaking of Easter, only Wondercon can get zombie Jesus and PSY together.

And now, onto some more cosplay pictures.

Cute dogs get so much love.

Ghost Rider judging attendees.

C is for cookie (and comics)!

Yoshi and Mario hanging out on the show floor.

DOOOM!

Rocky VII?

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

An awesome paper Mario.

The best Guy Gardner costume I’ve ever seen.

One. Punch.

 

The coolest spot at Wonder Con.

 

The couples that cosplay together, stay together.

He-Man and She-Ra!

Cyclops and Jean Grey!

Spidey and Deadpool teamup!

Don’t get on the list! Don’t miss out on Wondercon next year!

ECCC 2013 Con Report!

On March 1-3, 2013, the Washington State Convention Center was home to the 10th annual Emerald City Comic Con! While I’ve attended the show 2 years prior, the show had undergone a massive change, particularly opening up a whole new hallway, adding to the depth of the show, as well as the serious amount of star power in their guests both in media as well as the comic world.

In terms of size alone, ECCC now seems to belong in the upper echelon of top comic conventions, trailing only SDCC, NYCC, and being on par with heavy hitter shows such as C2E2, and WonderCon. Jim Demonakos has put together a consistently solid show, and judging from the positive comments from the artists and writers that I spoke to at the show, ECCC will continue to be a great presence in the comic con circuit.

Heading into the show, I seriously underestimated the intense love of comics the fans up in the northwest have, experiencing long lines from show exclusives such as Sex # 1 and the Walking Dead Governor Special, to artist commission lines for Bruce Timm, Adi Granov, Skottie Young, Charlie Adlard, and Humberto Ramos. Going upstairs to the celebrity room, I was able to witness extremely long lines for stars such as Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, and Gillian Anderson. Overall, this show was the perfect mix of celebrities and comics one would expect from a comic convention. While SDCC is focused more on the entertainment side of it all, the love of comics was still heavily prevalent at this show, which made me happy to see so many fans line up to meet their favorite creators. I can’t wait to see this show continue to grow and foster the next generation of comic fans!

And now, onto the pictures:

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Welcome to ECCC!

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Volunteers directing the flow of traffic.

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The line anxious to get in inside the show.

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Brian Posehn signing for Deadpool fans!

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Mark Brooks drawing a beautiful Wonder Woman!

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Mark Brooks Wonder Woman!

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Mark Brooks brings his original art, including his Deadpool Gangnam Style!

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Speaking of Gangnam Style, here’s some horseheads!

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A beautiful Castle print done by Jason Palmer!

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Adi Granov drawing an amazing Iron Man at his table!

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Adi Granov Iron Man!

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Chris Claremont talking to fans about his time with the X-Men!

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Fiona Staples sketching for Hero Initiative!

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Skottie Young drawing for fans at the show!

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Scott Snyder signing for eager Batman fans!

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Dan Didio hanging around the DC booth!

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The line to buy a copy of the Governor’s Special at the start of the show!

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Nothing funnier than telling people you were lining up to buy Sex in the morning.

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Charlie Adlard sketching for fans!

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Old school Nintendo games for sale!

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Arcades out for people to play with! Nostalgia to the extreme!

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Fans standing in line for Felicia Day and other celebrities!

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An awesome lego display for fans to see up close and personal!

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ECCC gets thumbs up!

COSPLAYERS! Cosplay was everywhere at the show, and here’s some of the best ones I saw.

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The lovely Jessica Nigri!

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ECCC Heroes!

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Constantine flanked by 2 lovely ladies!

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2 Avengers with 2 Lokis.

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More Avengers!

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What did you say about my mom???

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Gambit and Rogue!

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He-Man looking bored with Skeletor.

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Superman and Lex Luthor!

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Boba Fett and alien warrior!

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Go go Power Rangers!

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Cyclops and Jean Grey!

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Black Mask vs. Batman!

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The girls of Gotham being interviewed at the show!

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Darth Vader showing aliens who’s boss.

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Cable with baby Hope!

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Spideys shooting webs!

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Doctor Who?

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Darth Maul on stilts playing the bagpipes. I couldn’t even make that up if I tried.

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Captain Picard and crew grabbing lunch.

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Cap before the Super Soldier Serum.

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Walking Dead cosplay!

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The best costume of the show!

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See you next year!

CA – Death of the Family Signing

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Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins, Scott Lobdell, Norm Rapmund, and Adam Glass sign at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4:00 till 8:00 pm.

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

Image Comics Announces Signings, Panels & Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon 2013 *UPDATED*

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Press Release:

Image Comics is set to make a strong showing at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, with exclusive convention editions, a full slate of signings by Image creators, and panels featuring some of comics’ top writers and artists! The convention takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center.

Five Image Comics convention exclusives will be available to purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1110):

FIVE GHOSTS #1 by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham

LOST VEGAS #1 by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, convention exclusive cover by Dan McDaid

SEX #1 by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalksi

THE WALKING DEAD: THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (available at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth)

UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang

All convention exclusives are available in limited quantity at the beginning of each convention day, during creator signings, and at creators’ Artist Alley tables (check Emerald City Comic Con’s website for names and locations).

The Image Comics signing schedule will be released soon, so keep an on Image’s website. *UPDATED* SEE BELOW

There will be three Image Comics panels in Emerald City Comicon’s programming, each promising to be a lively discussion.

Putting the “Graphic” in Graphic Novels
It’s time to talk about sex and violence! Black Kiss II, Butcher Baker, Sex, Saga, Happy!, Multiple Warheads, Sex Criminals: these comics are definitely not for kids. Image Comics creators who aren’t shying away from adult situations talk about creating comics for grown-ups. Is there really such a thing as “gratuitous”? What’s it like to be banned in the UK and Canada? Join some of comics most respected creators for an eye-opening conversation. Panelists: Joe Casey (Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, Sex), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss II), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads), Fiona Staples (Saga) FRIDAY 5 PM Hall B

Skybound: On the Rise
There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead continues to dominate comics and television, Invincible just hit its historic 100th issue, and new series are on the horizon. Join Charlie Adlard, Ryan Ottley and more as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
Panelists: Ryan Ottley, Charlie Adlard, Phil Hester, Josh Williamson SATURDAY 1 PM Hall B

Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics
With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes and dystopian futures where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Fiona Staples (Saga), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Kurtis J. Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust), and Riley Rossmo (Debris) SUNDAY 1 PM Hall B

The full schedule of signings taking place at Image’s booth (#1100) is as follows:

FRIDAY

2:00 – 2:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
3:30 – 4:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
4:00 – 4:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
5:00 – 5:45 Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
6:00 – 6:45 Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
7:00 – 7:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jean-Paul Bonjour (ALPHA GIRL)

SATURDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
11:00 – 11:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Michel Gagné (THE SAGA OF REX, ZED: A COSMIC TALE)
12:00 – 12:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Jay Faerber (NEAR DEATH, POINT OF IMPACT)
1:00 – 1:45 Blair Butler (HEART)
Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
1:00 – 2:00 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
2:00 – 2:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
2:30 – 3:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
3:00 – 3:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
4:00 – 4:45 Brian Wood (MARA) — ticketed signing
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
5:00 – 5:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
6:00 – 6:45 Brandon Graham (MULTIPLE WARHEADS, PROPHET) and Simon Roy (PROPHET)
Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH)

SUNDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
11:00 – 11:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
12:00 – 12:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
1:00 – 1:45 Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON)
Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS)
2:00 – 2:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA)  — ticketed signing
Jamie S. Rich (IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS)
4:00 – 4:45 Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)

Tickets for each day’s ticketed signings will be available at the Image Comics booth, beginning at the start of the convention day. Tickets are limited and are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The signing schedule is subject to change. Ryan Ottley will be signing at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth.

Emerald City Comicon takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

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