2012 Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest Details

Press Release:

This year, StylinOnline.com is bringing more than their “Tower of T-shirts” to the Baltimore Comic-Con — they’re sponsoring the highly-demanded and hugely popular Annual Costume Contest, expanding on the number and range of prizes and awards to participants.

The Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest is one of the most popular events at the show, attracting fans from far and wide who come to dress up as their favorite characters, show off their hard work in creating fantastic-looking costumes, or to observe and/or photograph costumed attendees — just look at our Facebook photos sections to see where the volume of photos are!

2012’s adult prize packages include:

Overall Best Costume
$1000 Grand Prize in Cash

Prizes in each of the streamlined Adult Men and Adult Women categories:
$150 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$75 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

$50 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 3rd Place

Group category (winning groups divide prize amount between members)
$200 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$150 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

Fan-Favorite as voted on by those in attendance for the Costume Contest:
$150 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate

Kids Prizes in each of the Newborn to Age 11 and Age 12 to Age 17 categories:
$75 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$50 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

$20 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 3rd Place

Each winner will also receive free admittance to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2013!

Adult Categories have a $5 entry fee per person and, as always, kids up to age 17 can enter the costume contest for free! So join us Sunday, September 9th at 1:00pm as StylinOnline.com proudly presents the annual Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest!!

“Stylinonline.com is a great friend to Baltimore Comic Con and a perfect fit to sponsor our Costume Contest!” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter.

Stylinonline.com is the Premier Pop Culture Clothing Superstore on the web. With such a great selection, it is easy to pick something out to show your true passion from super-heroes, TV, or the latest movies on a t-shirt, hat, hoodie, or even a singing Soft Kitty! So stop by and see Stylinonline.com’s Tower of T-shirts at the Baltimore Comic-Con or online anytime and come help them support all of the Costume Contest winners!

2010 Harvey Awards Tickets, Sponsors, Gifts, and HERO!

Press Release:

On Saturday night, August 28th, the comic book industry, including professionals, retailers, and fans, will gather at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to honor the 2010 Harvey Award Nominees for 2009 comic work and present the Harveys to their recipients.  This is an exciting evening, highlighted by our host Scott Kurtz and our Keynote speaker Mark Waid, Chief Creative Officer of BOOM! Studios.  There are only 2 short days to purchase your ticket to the Harvey Awards!

This evening would not be possible without the sponsors of the Harvey Awards.

  Gold Level Sponsors:
       DC Comics
  Silver Level Sponsors:
       IDW Publishing
       Insight Studios Group
  Friends of the Harvey Awards:
       Brett’s Comic Pile
       Painted Visions Comics, Cards, and Games
       Richmond Comix

As part of the sponsorship package, each attendee of the awards will receive a gift bag, including the following contributions:

  Abrams : Al Jaffee’s Tall Tales
  Adhouse Publishing : 4×8 S & N original print by Jim (AFRODISIAC) Rugg
  Archaia Entertainment : Harvey-Nominated Mouse Guard Vol. 2 : Winter 1152
  BOOM! Studios : A Surprise From BOOM! Studios
  Dark Horse Comics : Robert E. Howard Chronicles Slipcase
  DC Comics : DC Archive Edition (Variety)
  Eva Ink Publishing : 2011 Magnetic Calendar & Collectible Trading Card
  IDW : Fishtown HC, by Kevin Colden
  Popfun Merchandising : Toon Tumbler
  Lasermach : Harvey Awards Keychain
  Stylin’ Online : T-Shirt
  Top Cow : Delicate Creatures HC by Straczynski & Zulli

Harvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW!.  Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner, awards ceremony, and gift bag are now available for $100.  Tickets are available by calling Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Reisterstown, Maryland at (410) 526-7410.  Major Credit Cards will be accepted for payment.  Dinner tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, August 25th and will not be available at the door.  Each ticket holder for dinner will receive one of these great gift bags.

In recent years, the Harvey Awards has also been the location for an Awards presentation by the Hero Initiative.  This year, the Hero Initiative will present 2 awards.

The Hero Initiative was established to aid comic creators with a financial safety net when in need of emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.  In the years since its inception, the board has created an award to recognize those individuals in the industry that have dedicated their talent over the lifetime of their careers to the comic book community at-large, achieving the status of Hero.  Previous recipients include John Romita, Joe Kubert, Nick Cardy, Neal Adams, and George Perez.  Who will be this year’s lifetime Hero?

The Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award will make its debut at the Harvey Awards Banquet at the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con on August 28. Giordano, who passed away in early 2010, was part of Hero Initiative’s Board of Directors. He was also a legendary artist, a guiding force at Charlton Comics and DC Comics for many years, a mentor to his colleagues, and a friend to all who knew him. His legacy epitomizes the caring and commitment Hero Initiative strives to achieve. In his honor, The Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award will recognize one person in comics each year who has demonstrated the generosity and integrity Dick brought to the charity, and to the comic book community at large.