August 10, 2016 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Boston Comic Con kicks off the three-day comic book convention on Friday, August 12 to Sunday August 14!
Boston Comic Con Celebrity Guest list includes William Shatner, the original Captain James T. Kirk, whose appearance, along with Vic Mignogna, marks the celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Also appearing are leading stars from top current TV shows including John Barrowman, Caity Lotz, Ciara Renee, Danielle Panabaker and Robbie Amell from CW’s Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, Ben Mckenzie from Gotham, Elizabeth Henstridge from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gillian Anderson from the X-Files and featuring special appearances from Doctor Who companions Jenna Coleman and Karen Gillan.
Frank Miller, the most celebrated creators in comic book history, headlines a stellar line-up of over 90 world class comic book artists and writers, including notable appearances by Sam Kieth and John Cassaday. Kieth is best known for his creator-owned titles The Maxx and Zero Girl and as co-creator of The Sandman. Cassady is a fan favorite artist with acclaimed runs on Planetary, Captain America, Astonishing X-Men and Marvel’s new Star Wars series. They join other famed artists such as Arthur Adams, Mike and Laura Allred, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Phil Jimenez, Erik Larsen, Jae Lee, David Lloyd, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Snyder, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, Bernie Wrightson and many more.
On Friday, August 12, it’s Family Day where kids age 10 and under will receive free admission to the show featuring a variety of family friendly activities.
On Saturday, August 13, Mayor Marty Walsh will greet William Shatner and deliver a proclamation to the Star Trek legend. This will take place at 9:45 AM in the Harborview Ballroom at the Seaport World Trade Center. Also participating are Nick Kanieff and Jim Talbot, co-founders of Boston Comic Con.
On Sunday, August 14, the convention continues and includes one of the most anticipated events of the weekend, the annual Costume Contest on Sunday, August 14 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Plaza Ballroom.
WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
WHEN: Friday, August 12: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, August 13: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, August 14: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Tickets and information available at the link: www.bostoncomiccon.com
Writer Greg Rucka (Black Magick, Stumptown) and artists Nicola Scott (Black Magick, Earth 2), and Liam Sharp (Judge Dredd, co-founder of Madefire) appear at Fantastic Comics on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 3:00 till 6:00 PM!
Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott will also appear for a Q&A that to continue the shop’s women’s book club discussion of their fantastic comic, BLACK MAGICK, that night at 8:00 PM, details here…
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Artist Philip Tan (Batman and Robin, Green Lantern, Phantom Stranger) appears at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 from DC Comics!
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
Recently, Electronic Arts revealed the latest details about EA PLAY including the press conference and all the games that will be playable at the show. EA will broadcast its press conference live across Los Angeles and London June 12 at 1:00pm PDT, kicking off the events of EA PLAY L.A. at The Novo in L.A. Live and EA PLAY LONDON at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.
EA PLAY is an all-new event built specifically around players to bring EA’s latest games to life. Following the press conference in both locations, the event will be open for the first hands-on with upcoming titles Battlefield™ 1 and Titanfall® 2, as well as fan-favorite sports titles FIFA 17, Madden NFL 17 and NHL® 17.
McFarlane Toys will have a presence at this highly anticipated event, as comic book legend Todd McFarlane himself will be at EA PLAY L.A. signing autographs for fans, and taking part in Sunday’s post-press conference livestream discussing new waves of McFarlane Toys associated with popular Electronic Arts franchises such as Titanfall and Madden NFL. Todd is scheduled to appear at 3:10pm PDT, and fans across the world can watch the live stream of that, as well as the entire press conference beginning at 1:00pm PDT, at www.ea.com/play2016.
Along with Todd’s appearance, McFarlane Toys will also debut prototypes of its new 7-inch and 10-inch Titanfall action figures slated to hit retail shelves this fall!
New Jersey Comic Expo announced their first guest for 2016 is superstar artist David Finch! A long time fan favorite artist with runs on New Avengers, Ultimate X-Men, and Wonder Woman he is currently the artist on DC Comics Batman: Rebirth. Other guests include Paul Jenkins (Batman: The Dark Knight), Fabian Nicieza (co-creator of Deadpool), and Colleen Doran (upcoming Troll Bridge)!
Tickets for the 2016 New Jersey Comic Expo are NOW ON SALE! Take advantage of a low introductory price on tickets if you buy early this year! A weekend ticket is JUST $45, Saturday is $30 and Sunday is $25, so get your tickets now before prices go up! Remember! Kids 10 & under are FREE! (Limit 2 kids per paid adult). The convention will take place on November 19-20, 2016. Connect with social media – Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for the most up to the minute guest and event updates!
More details are on the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com
About New Jersey Comic Expo:
New Jersey Comic Expo is an annual event held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center every fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At New Jersey Comic Expo you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. New Jersey Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.
Megastar Batman artist GREG CAPULLO appears once again at Boston Comic Con on August 12-14th!
Capullo is an American illustrator and the wildly popular artist on the best-selling and highly acclaimed Batman series for DC Comics. His collaboration with writer Scott Snyder has produced legendary story arcs such as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family, and Zero Year. A comic industry veteran, he spent many years at Image Comics penciling Spawn, Angela, Haunt, and his creator-owned book The Creech. Other credits include Marvel’s X-Force, Quasar, and many other titles.
Plus we have a fantastic list of more comic creators including Sam Kieth, Jae Lee, John Cassaday, Erik Larsen, Terry Dodson, Mike Allred, Adam Hughes, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, David Lloyd, Jimmy Palmiotti, Phil Jimenez, Scott Snyder, Mark Waid, Bernie Wrightson, Stan Sakai, and many more! Media guests include William Shatner (Star Trek), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who). Check the website for full details on exciting events!
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th 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!
The directors of Kung Fu Panda 3, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, will be meeting fans and signing copies of The Art Of Kung Fu Panda 3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 4th March at 6:00pm.
This year, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3.
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible – learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666
Writer/Artist Tony S. Daniel appears at Famous Faces and Funnies on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from noon till 4:00 PM!
Tony is currently working on Deathstroke and Batman & Robin Eternal, and has worked on books such as Detective Comics (he wrote and drew the story where the Joker’s face was cut off in Detective Comics Vol 1), Spawn, Batman, Flash, Teen Titans, Justice League, Superman/Wonder Woman, X-Force and more!
The Riley and Kimmy Show will also be joining us to talk comics with you. You can check out their daily podcast at the link.
You can also catch Tony Daniel at the Orlando Toy & Comic Con on Sunday, January 31 alongside DARWYN COOKE, BILLY TUCCI, JOHN LAYMAN, AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI! FFF will be there with a few tables, so we hope you can join us! Tickets are on sale at the store now for only $15 each!
Famous Faces and Funnies
3020 New Haven Avenue W, West Melbourne, FL 32904
Actor, comedian, and writer John Leguizamo launches his graphic novel Ghetto Klown in Strand’s Rare Book Room on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM! Adapted from his Drama Desk Award-winning play, Ghetto Klown tells the story or, really, the many stories of John’s life: His hardscrabble childhood in Queens, his megawatt career, and his offstage travails and triumphs.
Buy a copy of Ghetto Klown or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
Author Scott Snyder and illustrator Greg Capullo discuss “Batman Vol. 7: Endgame,” talk about their creative collaborations, and take questions at the Apple Store on Wednesday October 7, 2015 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012