February 1, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Boston Comic Con has announced their initial guestlist for the 2015 convention. As always, the best and brightest stars of the comic industry. Some of the comic creators making their first Boston Con appearance are: Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Laura Martin, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joshua Williamson!
Plus many guests are coming back for a return appearance like Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Frank Cho, Brian Azzarello, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Joe Prado, and Dave Johnson!
And the first media guest is Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his breakout role as The Penguin on Gotham! More guests will be announced in the coming months.
Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.
If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center). To book your hotel room, call the Seaport reservations desk at 617-385-5000 and ask for The Boston Comic Con attendee rate. Hotel rooms at the official Boston Comic Con hotel sell out quickly.
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 July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd 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 Art Students League of NY will be hosting their first Dare2Draw, on Thursday, January 29th, at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery!
The Art Students League has a deep and rich history of providing a place for some of America’s top comic book artists, to develop their skills. The Dare2Draw Program will be part of the long tradition of the League, of providing an oasis for all artists to follow and develop their passion.
Here are some of the comic book greats that have attended the Art Students League of NY, to name just a few… Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Jack Davis, Irwin Hasen, Gene Colan, Roy G. Krenkel, Al Feldstein, Bob Kane, Lou Fine, Carmine Infantino, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Tom Palmer, Arthur Suydam, Mark Texeira and Josef Rubinstein.
Come Dare2Draw with Special Mentoring Guest Artist: Reilly Brown! (The new DC “Lobo”, “Deadpool” and his groundbreaking, creator-owned “Power Play”)
Hosted by our good friend and mentor: Simon Fraser! (The new “Dr. Who”, “Judge Dredd” and “Nikolai Dante”)
Reilly Brown will be talking to us about his trailblazing into the new frontier of creator-owned digital comics, and sharing about his experiences working for Marvel and DC Comics, as well as sharing some art tips with us.
The Art Students League of NY
215 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Artist Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows) appears at Cards Comics and Collectibles to sign the store’s exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 5:00-7:30 PM! Plus fans can get a free Skottie Young lithograph with purchase!
Other variants and party exclusive covers will be available for sale! 50% off all Star Wars back issues, TPBs, and hardcovers all day!
Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Legendary comic creator Stan Lee appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, to discuss CONVERGENCE. In his first prose novel, factions, each comprised of people who harness animal power from the Chinese zodiac, fight to control the fate of the world.
(This is a wristbanded event. Please note that B&N will have pre-signed copies of CONVERGENCE for sale on the day of the event. Stan Lee will not be signing book on-site.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Comics legend Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, appears at Beach Ball Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Stan drew the Beach Ball Comics EXCLUSIVE variant cover the first issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars series.
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Big WOW! Comicfest returns on April 18th & 19th, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center! Admission tickets are now available! Along with the standard Weekend and Single Day passes for Adults and Children, Big WOW! Comicfest also has the following VIP and Lifetime Admission Options available.
VIP Big WOW! Package includes a special VIP Lanyard, Weekend Pass to Big WOW! Comicfest, 1/2 hour early entry into the show both Saturday and Sunday, Big WOW! VIP bag, Big WOW! Comicfest 2015 T-Shirt, front row seating to any panel except the Swamp Thing panel, and more Big WOW! ComicFest exclusive items!
VIP Swamp Thing Package includes a Limited Edition Print signed by John Totleben, Stephen Bissette, Rich Veitch, and Tom Yeates, a special VIP Lanyard, Weekend Pass to Big WOW! Comicfest, 1/2 hour early entry into the show both Saturday and Sunday, Big WOW! VIP bag, Big WOW! Comicfest 2015 T-Shirt, and front row seating to the Swamp Thing panel.
Lifetime Admission to Big WOW! ComicFest, as well as the East Bay Comic Con and the Bakersfield Comic Con! Lifetime Admission comes with a complimentary Big WOW! ComicFest VIP package for the 2015 Con. You’ll be able to upgrade to VIP status for future shows. We are limiting sales to only 100 so you’ll want to scoop these up while you have the chance!
Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more to be announced.
James Franco (The Interview, Spider-Man, Freaks & Geeks) appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 AM for a special pre-holiday signing of his new book HOLLYWOOD DREAMING!
(PLEASE NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
BITCH PLANET is the next big series from Image Comics, by the super-powered creative team of illustrator VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor, Shadowman: Endtimes, GI Joe, Spider-Man) and KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly)
Join us on Wednesday December 10th from 10am-12pm and meet series artist Valentine De Landro at our signing to celebrate the release of Bitch Planet and take advantage of the following deals when you purchase a copy of Image Comics’ Bitch Planet #1 to be signed:
FREE Stadium Comics Certificate of Authenticity for books signed at our store.
FREE Copy (your choice) of Saga #1, Chew #1, or Thief of Thieves #1! *
X-Factor Hardcover Graphic Novels only $3.99 each!
X-Factor Paperback Graphic Novels only $1.99 each!
– Get these signed!
Purchase any Blank Variant cover comic for only $1!**
The fine print:
*Image Firsts Edition. Only while supplies last, 1 free book for each copy of Bitch Planet #1 you purchase.
**You will be eligible to purchase only 1 Blank Variant cover comic for each copy of Bitch Planet #1 you purchase. Offer only available on Blank Variant cover comics regularly priced at $4.99 or lower.
ABOUT BITCH PLANET #1:
2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds.
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
Erik Larsen, legendary comic creator and Image Comics co-founder, appears at Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge on Wednesday December 10, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the 200th issue of SAVAGE DRAGON!
ABOUT ERIK LARSEN:
Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen has been in the comics business for over 25 years and shows no signs of slowing down. He has worked for most of the major publishers on titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Aquaman, The Punisher, Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. He is the creator/writer/artist of Savage Dragon and former Publisher of Image Comics, the company he helped found in 1992 alongside notorious creators Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino.
Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith appear at the Tempe Improv on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old! Get tickets ($40) at the link!
The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent BobStrike Back and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.
Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.
This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!
930 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ