July 28, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.
“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”
The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.
Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.
Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.
Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.
“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”
New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.
Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.
“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”
More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.
For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.
Comics legend Neal Adams appears at Comicazi in Davis Square for a signing on Wednesday August 6th at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! He is also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at email@example.com and Jason will work out characters and prices with you.You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.
Neal is in town for Boston Comic Con at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 8-10th!
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
Charles Soule, writer of Letter 44, Superman Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Red Lanterns , She Hulk , Inhuman, 27, as well as the upcoming Death of Wolverine mini series will be in the store signing at Ultimate Comics on Saturday August 16th! Mark your calendar now! Don’t miss your chance to meet one of the newest superstars in comics!
6120 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
JHU Comic Books is proud to welcome back the mega-talented writer Greg Pak back to our store! He’s done amazing things for years, resuscitating characters, giving new lives to books, reinventing what you thought was possible and making us believe in characters we thought we lost it for.
His run on Action Comics with Aaron Kuder has been stellar, and we all know how awesome his Planet Hulk saga was. He’s made Turok exist in a new and interesting world, as well as given us some great tales with Batman and Superman.
Greg Pak is now bringing his talents back over to Marvel Comics for a new ongoing Storm series, featuring the much beloved, white-haired, African weather goddess.
Come join us for a great signing with Greg and meet a fan favorite legend!
*Purchase of Storm #1 required to participate in signing event.
On Storm # 1:
“Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called STORM has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On a mission to foster goodwill and safeguard the mutant race’s continued existence in her own way, Storm will travel the globe, confronting man and mutant, god and monster and everything in-between. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is STORM, a hero like no other….and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake.”
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Artist John Romita Jr. and *just added* inker Klaus Janson appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday July 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to celebrate his first-ever work for DC Comics, SUPERMAN #32! Midtown Comics will also be selling a number of incentive covers on the day of the signing!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Comics Legend Neal Adams appears at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday June 25th at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm!
First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase by Neal Adams which he will be bringing to the STORE signing to sell. He will also have Blank comic covers that he has done as original art of a bunch of different characters which he also has for sale at the table.
We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170 or email email@example.com
Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at Meltdown Comics on Saturday June 28th!
Come join Neal for a Spectacular showing of what his studio does in New York as well as hearing Great stories of Comics History told to you buy the legendary man himself Neal Adams!
Neal will be showing a Motion Comic in it’s early stages, of the graphic novel “Blood “that Neal did for “Dark Horse Presents “ “Blood” will be coming out in February 2015 as Book one of the Graphic Novel from Dark Horse. Neal will be showing different pieces of the Blood Motion Comic which is Directed by Neal and animated by his Production Studio who worked on the “Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic for Marvel. Neal will be doing “Blood” as a Motion Comic and then as a fully animated movie. What we’re showing is parts of the motion comic.
Neal will then be giving a talk on “How Comics Happened and the Dirty Silver Age” and then Q&A as well.
2pm – 4pm: Neal presents Blood followed by Q&A (ticketed event, $5 tickets available this weekend!)
5pm: In-store signing
First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170 or email email@example.com
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Greg Pak appears at Comicopia for a signing on Sunday June 1, 2014 from 5-7 pm! He is the current writer of Batman/Superman, Action Comics, Eternal Warrior, and Turok, also World War Hulk, Planet Hulk, Red Skull Incarnate, Magneto Testament, and Herc (among many others).
464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734
May 26, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Connecticut, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Hartford Comic Con is this weekend! Holy Smokes Batman!
HCC features top celebrity talents like:
Michael Massee: Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2
Giancarlo Esposito: Breaking Bad, Revolution, Once Upon A Time
Katrina Law: Spartacus, Arrow
*NEW* Liam McIntyre: Spartacus
*NEW* Kyla Kenedy: Walking Dead
*NEW* Ellen Hollman: Spartacus
*NEW* Steven Dunlevy: Spartacus
*NEW* Anna Hutchinson: Spartacus, Cabin in the Woods, Power Rangers
Brando Eaton: Dexter, Cabin Fever, Zoey 101
TOP COMIC CREATORS!
We have the comic industries top talents including special guests X-Men’s Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale from Captain America, Jimmy Cheung from Original Sin, Eisner winning cover artist: The Reverend Dave Johnson, Kaare Andrews from Iron Fist, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb from Adventure Time and The Midas Flesh, Sam Ellis from Archer, David Rodriguez from Skylanders, Matthew Dow Smith and Blair Shedd from Doctor Who, Sara Richard and Agnes Garbowska from My Little Pony, Craig Rousseau from Batman ’66, the crews from Big Dog Ink and Station Studios and so many more!
League of Legends live tournament is available! Shout casted by Brando Eaton and guests. Magic Draft Events and Yu-gi-oh Box Tournaments are also available for sign up. Sign up now for chances to win fantastic prizes and get your game on!
KIDS rule at HCC!
Introducing a full KidConn to happening during the two days of fun.
Cosplay your thing?
Bringing their creative skills are Riddle1, BelleChere, Nadyasonika, Nikkinevermore, Echo Endless, and Miggy Jagger!
We offer fun for the whole family!
Gallery Show at the Tobacco Shop, Drink and Draw at McKinnon’s Irish Pub, and the after party at City Steam Brewery! Full details at the link!
Expected attendance will reach 12-15 thousand our first year!
Hartford Comic Con will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. For more information, tickets, registration, and the complete list of guests please check out the website: www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow them on Twitter (@ HartfordCon) and Facebook!
Neal Adams signs at Dr. No’s! The legendary artist of Batman, Deadman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, X-Men, and more will be signing at Dr. No’s Comics on Wednesday, May 28th, from 4:30 until 7:30! He has graciously agreed to sign the first item for every customer at no charge whatsoever; additional items will cost $10 per item, which is half of his convention rate.
Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066