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  • MA – Swansea Library Mini-Con

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    Craig Rousseau, Zack Giallongo, and Alex Harris appear at Swansea Public Library on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1:00 till 6:00 PM for a mini comic-con!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Swansea Public Library
    260 Ocean Grove Ave., Swansea, MA 02777
    (508) 674-9609

    NH – Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl Signing

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    Artists/Co-Creators Craig Rousseau and Rich Woodall appear at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday, July 11, 2015 to sign copies of Dark Horse Presents featuring Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl from 1:00 to 3:00 PM! The guys will also be sketching and generally being super awesome!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Double Midnight Comics
    245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103
    (603) 669-9636

    MA – Deck the Hall of Comics

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    Artist Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts, Batman Beyond) appears at The Hall of Comics on Saturday December 20, 2014 from noon till 4:00 PM!

    • Craig will be doing personalized sketches – the perfect Christmas gift! Just bring a new, unwrapped toy or $10 to benefit a charity of Craig’s choice. 

    • They’ll be selling limited edition prints by Craig of Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn, available that day only. 

    • Gift wrapping will be available for a donation to the animals of Maple Farm Sanctuary

    • Enter to win a copy of the hard-to-find Black Cat variant of Amazing Spider-Man #4. Raffle tickets for $1 benefit Carry the Fallen, an organization that raises money for veterans and their families dealing with PTSD and the epidemic of veteran suicide. 

    • The festivities will be captured for posterity by Rob Logan as he records live segments for The Geek Generation Podcast

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Hall of Comics
    3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
    (508) 485-1300

    MD – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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    Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, and John Gallagher sign at Cards Comics & Collectibles on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

    Cards Comics and Collectibles
    100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
    410-526-7410

    GraniteCon 2013 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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    Press Release:

    Granitecon 2013 is just over five weeks away! Join us September 28th and 29th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire! To celebrate ten years of Granitecon we’re expanding to two days, moving to the larger Expo Center and assembling our largest guest list ever! Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!

    graniteconGuests include:
    Chris Giarrusso – Mini Marvels
    Ben Templesmith – Ten Grand, 30 Days of Night
    Ethan Van Sciver – Green Lantern, Batman
    Arthur Suydam – Marvel Zombies
    Katie Cook – My Little Pony
    Art Baltazar – Tiny Titans
    Ron Marz – Witchblade, Green Lantern
    Mark Texiera – Ghost Rider
    David Petersen – Mouse Guard
    Dan Parent – Archie Comics
    Craig Rousseau – The Perhapanauts

    Plus Voice Actors Including:
    Jess Harnell – Animaniacs, The Cleveland Show
    Rob Paulsen – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs
    Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Grey Delisle – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Scooby-Doo, Fairly OddParents

    See the full guest list and buy tickets at www.granitecon.com!

    Make sure to follow Granitecon on Twitter @granitecon and Like us on Facebook!

    MD – November Signings

    Craig Rousseau signs at Cards Comics and Collectibles on Saturday November 24th from noon till 4:00 pm for CCC’s exclusive Adventure Time #10 cover.

    And then Jae Lee signs on Wednesday November 28th to celebrate the Masks #1 CCC exclusive cover.

    Cards Comics and Collectibles
    100 A Chartley Dr., Reisterstown, MD 21136

    MA – Amazing Spider-Man Signing

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    Writer Dan Slott and artist Craig Rousseau sign at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Friendly Neighborhood Comics
    191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Table Listings

    Below is a listing of all the table assignments for both guests and artist alley at Boston Comic Con 2012! List is alphabetical by last name. Please note that the list is subject to change without notice:

     

    AGOSTI, ANDREA AA705

    AMARU, GEORGE AA507

    AMBRUSON, SCOTT AAW37

    ANDREWS, ROGER AA308 END CAP

    ARCHER, KENT AA412

    AUCOIN, MATT AA313 W/ FOLTZ, HOLLY

    BAGGE, PETER DD1201 END

    BARNES, E J AA213 DROWNED TOWN PRESS

    BARRETT, NOAH AAH14

    BARROWS, BRANDON AA304

    BASTARD, KEN AAW35

    BASTIEN, JEREMY AAW04

    BELIARD, GEORGE AAH13 MARVEL COMICS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

    BENITEZ, JOE AAW11

    BERRY, MATTHEW AA511 MATTMAN: DINOSUAR HUNTER

    BESSETTE, MATTHEW AAH03 1725 STUDIOS

    BISLEY, SIMON* DD1127

    BLUMENTHAL, ZIGGY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    BRENNAN, MEGAN AA706 BEST PEST STUDIO

    BROOKS, MARK AAW12

    BRUNO, FRANCES AA713 GRAVEYARD SHIFT PRESS

    BUCHNER, CHRIS AA608 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP

    BUCHNER, CHRIS AA609 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP

    BURNS, JEFF AAH10

    BUSCEMA, STEPHANIE AA102 FRONT CAP

    CAIN, ANNE AAH15

    CALDWELL, TALENT AAW25

    CALIFIORE, JIM AAW24

    CANETE, ERIC AAW08 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    CAPITUMINI, DAN AA611

    CARDINAL, JOHN AA510 W/ CROCKETT, MICHAEL, HOULE, ANDREW END CAP

    CASEY, JASON AA107

    CHA. KEU AAW16 MORE GREAT ART

    CHEN, JO AA101 FRONT CAP

    CHEUNG, JIM* AAW14

    CHIANG, CLIFF DD1202 END

    CHURCH, KEVIN AA103 AGREEABLE COMICS

    CLOONAN, BECKY VENDOR

    COHN,SCOTT AA503

    COKER, JR, PAUL DD1125 MAD MAGAZINE

    CONNOLLY, BRIAN AA715 KELLEY, PATT

    COOK, ASHLEY AA108 W/ CORMACK, ALEX

    COOKE, KATIE AAW03

    CORMACK, ALEX AA108 W/ COOK, ASHLEY

    COSTELLO, SAM AA109

    COWAN, DOUG AA512 W/ MCCORMACK, CLAY

    CRAIN, CLAYTON DD1203 END

    CROCKETT, MICHAEL AA509 W. HOULE, ANDREW, CARDINAL, JOHN END CAP

    DAHL, JOSHUA AA614 MONOLITH

    DARROW, GEOFF AAW28

    DAXBERGER, JOE AA806 W/ SEDANI, T THE DRAW BOX

    DE LIZ, RENAE DD1132 END VENDOR

    DELLAGATTA, JOE AA603

    DELQUADRO, ANDREW AA807 215 INK

    DEZAGO, TODD AA801 W/ RICH WOODALL FRONT CAP

    DINNALL, OLIVIA AA506 W. LANE,LINDA

    DOHERTY, MIKE AAH11 DRISCOLL, ANDY

    DOONEY, MICHAEL DD1121

    DORT, TJ AA516 W/ HALEY, JOE UNDERBURBS

    DOS SANTOS, MARC AA903

    DOYLE, MING AA104

    DRISCOLL, ANDY AAH11 DOHERTY, MIKE

    EASTMAN, KEVIN * DD1126

    EATON, KEVIN AA814 W/ EDGE, ANDREW, COOL MONKEY PRESS

    EDGE, ANDREW AA814 W/ EATON, KEVIN COOL MONKEY PRESS

    EINHAUS, KURT AA610

    ELLIOT, DAVE AAH04

    EPTING, STEVE * AA201 FRONT CAP

    FAERBER, LOGAN AA203 MACLEAN, ANDREW

    FALK, ELIZABETH Vendor

    FALKENBERG, JOSHUA AA406 SEVERED HEAD COMICS

    FELICIANO, CEASAR AA314 W/ MULVEY, JOE

    FELDSTEIN, AL DD1122 MAD MAGAZINE

    FELDSTEIN, AL DD1123 MAD MAGAZINE

    FINN, TIM AA404

    FISHER GW AA908

    FLETCHER, MATTHEW DD1402 END VENDOR

    FOLTZ, HOLLY AA313 W/AUCOIN, MATT

    FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA709 END CAP

    FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA710 END CAP

    GARBOWSKA, AGNES AA301 FRONT CAP

    GIUFFRIDA, ALICIA AA212

    GLEASON, KEITH AA204 RECKLESS SIDEKICK PRODUCTIONS

    GOLDEN, MICHAEL DD1103 END

    GORDON, MICHAEL AA505 NEW LEGEND PRODUCTIONS

    GOVAR, DANIEL AAW13

    HALEY, JOE AA516 W/ DORT, TJ, UNDERBURBS

    HALL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS

    HAMILTON, SCOTT AAH01 HAMILTOONS

    HANSCHE, NICOLE AA605

    HARRIS, CORY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    HEBERT, ALAN AA714 HB COMICS

    HENDERSON, ERICA AA105

    HiLL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS

    HORN, GREG AAW21

    HORN, GREG AAW22

    HOULE, ANDREW AA509 W/ CARDINAL, JOHN, CROCKETT, MICHAEL END CAP

    HRANEK, MICHAEL AA809 AELHRA, aelhra END CAP

    HUGHES, JOHN AA907

    IGLE, JAMAL DD1303 END

    JAFFE , AL DD1124 MAD MAGAZINE

    JAMES, TYLER AA115

    JEANNOTTE, ROB AA812 FIVE AND DIME PRODUCTIONS

    JIMENEZ, SANDY AAH08

    KASPER, SEAN AA408

    KELLEY, PATT AA715 W/ CONNOLLY, BRIAN

    KELLY,KEN AAW19

    KELLY,KEN AAW20

    KENNEDY, JAY AA712 W/ NICOLS, IAN FAT CAT FUNNIES

    KHANNA, DAN AA513

    KONG, BRIAN AA909 END CAP

    KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA206 THE FICTORY

    KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA207 THE FICTORY

    KROSOCKZA, JARRETT VENDOR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD COMICS

    LAMB, BRADEN AA309 W/ PAROLINE, SHELLI END CAP

    LANE, LINDA AA506 W. DINNALL , OLIVIA

    LAYTON, BOB AA902 FRONT CAP

    LEBLANC, DAVID J AA604 ACTION ABSTRACTION STUDIOS

    LEE, NORMAN AA901 FRONT CAP

    LEMAY, CATHERINE AA305

    LILLY, MIKE AA908 END CAP

    LIRAKIS, LIZ AA803 TRACIMOC

    LIRAKIS, LIZ AA804 TRACIMOC

    LOLAR, JOEL AA813 STOCK PILE COMICS

    LOVETT, NATE AA711

    LOVUOLO, ANDREW AA810 END CAP

    MACLEAN, ANDREW AA203 FAERBER, LOGAN

    MAGUIRE, KEVIN AA910

    MALEEV, ALEX AA202 FRONT CAP

    MANAPUL, FRANCIS * AA302 FRONT CAP

    MANN, CLAY AAW18 MORE GREAT ART

    MARI, DANI AA315 W/ VITALI, JESSICA

    MARTINO, JOE AA514

    MASSA, BRIAN AA607

    MAYDAK, MIKE AA415 MAYDAK

    MAYER, JULI AAH02 W/ WOODS, TED

    MAZUR, DAN AA409 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP

    MAZUR, DAN AA410 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP

    MCBASTID,SETH AA310

    MCCOMSEY, JEFF AA205 FUBAR

    MCCORMACK, CLAY AA512 W/ COWAN, DOUG

    MCCULLOUGH, RHIANNON AA306 MCCULLOUGH EFFECT

    MCGINNITY, SHAYNA AA606

    MCGUNIESS, ED AA502 FRONT CAP

    MCKENNA, MARK AAW23

    METCALF, JASON AA615

    MIKE WIERINGO SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AA816 By request

    MILLER, ADAM AA915 ZOMBIE BOMB! PRESENTS

    MOCKOVIAK, NICK AA413

    MOLEA, ROB AAH17 GEEKY PINUPS

    MOORE, LINDSAY AA303

    MORALES, MARK AAW17 MORE GREAT ART

    MORNI, ANTHONY AA112 THE SEVEN TRIAL SOF KIERA SNOW

    MULVEY, JOE AA314 W/ FELICIANO, CEASAR

    MURPHY, SEAN GORDON AAW09 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    MUSTO, JACKIE AA209 KAY AND P COMICS END CAP

    NERONSKI,ELIZABETH AA311

    NEWIRTH, ZACK AAW36 W/WIGGINS, WILL

    NICHOLS, IAN AA712 W/ KENNEDY, JAY FAT CAT FUNNIES

    NORDEN, AMANDA AA515

    NOTO, PHIL AA912

    O’CONNOR, GEORGE AA114 HOMELESS COMICS

    OLIVARES, JOSE LUIS AA313 W/ AUCOIN, MATT & FOLTZ, HOLLY

    ORTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815

    OSTRANDER, GLEN AA404

    PAROLINE, SHELLI AA309 W/ LAMB, BRADEN END CAP

    PEARSON, JASON AAW15 MORE GREAT ART

    PECCI, MIKE AAH06 MIKE PECCI’S GRINDHOUSE

    PELLIGRINO, RICHARD AAH18

    PETERSON, DAVID AAW01

    PINARD, MICHELLE AA208 MKT PRODUCTIONS

    PRADO, JOE AA601 FRONT CAP

    PRATT, TINA AA708

    PURCELL, JACK AAW27

    QUILL, ROBERT AA215 ARTIST FOR HIRE

    QUINN, TRACEY LEE AA703

    QUINONES, JOE AA402 FRONT CAP

    RAMOS JR, WILSON AAH07 RIVERA, ERIC

    RANDOLPH, KHARY DD1403 END VENDOR

    RANEY, TOM DD1301 END

    RATCLIFFE, ERIC AA411

    REINCKE, JONATHON VENDOR JAWART ILLUSTRATION

    REIS, IVAN AA602 FRONT CAP

    RICHARD, SARA AA702 FRONT CAP

    RICHMOND, LANDON AAH19 KNOW NO TRUTH

    RIOT, ASHLEY AA904

    RIVERA, ERIC AAH07 RAMOS JR, WILSON

    RIVERA, PAOLO AA914

    ROMAN, STEVEN AA106

    ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA110 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP

    ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA111 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP

    ROUSEAU, CRAIG AA802 FRONT CAP

    ROUX, STEPHANE AA401 FRONT CAP

    RYAN, MATT AA312 FREE LUNCH COMICS

    SAGER, CHRISTIAN AA307

    SALE, TIM * AAW07 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    SANDS, JOHN AA216

    SCALERA, MATTEO AAW10 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    SCOTT, STEVE AA913

    SEDANI, T AA806 W/DAXBERGER, JOE THE DRAW BOX

    SIEGEL, ELIZABETH AA211 TOFUSQUIRREL

    SIENKIEWICZ, BILL DD1128

    SILVA, RICK AA405

    SIMETI, PETER AA704

    SINNOT, JOE DD1129

    SIROIS, DOUGLAS AA414 DOUGLAS A. SIROIS ILLUSTRATION

    SMOLEY, BRAD AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    SNIEGOSKI, THOMAS E. AA911

    SNYDER, BRITT AA508

    SOARES, EVERETT AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, SUSAN

    SOARES, SUSAN AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, EVERETT

    STEVENS, KARL AA905

    STEVENSON, KRISTILYN AA210 ZOMBIE ROMANCE END CAP

    STRUCKOFF, IAN AAH05 BLACK LABEL COMICS

    STRUTZ, JASON AA612 FIRETOWER STUDIOS

    SUN,YIN WEN AA808 MR RAIN

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW32

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW33

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW34

    TAKARA, MARCIO DD1302 END

    TAM, TINA AA113

    TEMPLESMITH, BEN AAW05

    TEXEIRA, MARK DD1102 END

    THOMPSON, JILL * DD1130 END VENDOR

    TODD, JONATHON AA504 PBJ COMICS

    TORO, VICTOR AA613

    TRIMPE, HERB AAW29

    TUCCI, BILLY AAW06

    UMINGA, CHRISTOPHER DD1401 END VENDOR

    URTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815

    VEGA, ESTABAN AAH09

    VINES, DEXTER AA501 FRONT CAP

    VITALI, JESSICA AA315 W/ MARI, DANI

    WALKO, BILL AA407

    WAUCHOPE, SCOTT AA811 RANDOLPH HOUSE PRODUCTIONS

    WICKS, MARIS AA403 PRINCE, LIZ

    WIGGINS, WILL AAW36 W/NEWIRTH, ZACK

    WILSON, CHARLESPAUL AAW02

    WITTERSTAETTER, RENEE DD1101 END

    WOMANTHOLOGY DD1131 END VENDOR

    WOOD, AARON AA707

    WOOD, JENNIE AA805 W/ YUSLATIS, JOHN

    WOODALL, RICH AA802 FRONT CAP

    WOODS, TED AAH02 W/ MAYERS, JULI

    WRIGHTSON, BERNIE AAW30

    YOUNG, SKOTTIE * AAW26

    YUSKATIS, JOHN AA805 W/ WOOD, JENNIE

    ZULLO, CHRISSIE AA701 FRONT CAP

    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 40,000 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 Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

     

    Boston Comic Con 2012 This Weekend!

    Press Release:

    The 2012 BOSTON COMIC CON is THIS WEEKEND!

    Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!

    Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.

    Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!

    We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!

    Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!

    Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

    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 40,000 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 Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 Panel Schedule

    Press Release:

    At last it can be revealed! After months of planning and plotting – here it is. It’s the panel schedule for the 2011 Baltimore Comic-Con! 

    Update:  We’ve listened to our fans and the costume contest has been rescheduled. It will now be held at 3:00pm on Saturday. Registration forms can be handed in near table #2403 in the main convention hall. With $1,000 up for grabs for the best overall costume and prizes for each of the 10 categories, this is one event all of you cosplayers don’t want to miss! For more information and a complete list of categories, visit our website’s Costume Contest page.

     

    ROOM 301-303 (Saturday)

    11:00-12:00 – Creating Your Comic/Manga from Concept to Publication – Husband and wife creators (and Harvey Award Nominees) Comfort Love and Adam Withers teach you how to create your own comic. The entire process – concepting, scripting, thumbnails, pencils, color, PDF’s and CBZ’s, printing, distribution, the web, and even maximizing your convention experience will be covered in this seminar. You will walk away with an understanding of the tools you will need to create and sell your own book.

    12:00-1:00 – Spotlight on Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis & Kevin Maguire – Giffen, DeMatteis, and Maguire are the fan-favorite creative team behind Defenders, Metal Men, and Justice League. With stories that blend adventure and humor, their books are like no other. Join the men who put the “Bwah” in “Bwah-ha-ha” as they take a look at their work together.

    1:00-2:00 – Spotlight on Charles Vess – The work of award-winning artist Charles Vess can be seen in such books as Sandman, Stardust, Rose, Book of Ballads and Sagas, and many others. Join Charles and moderator Terry Moore as they look at his art, his career, and what he’s working on now.

    2:00 – 3:00 – A Conversation with Jeff Smith & Stan Sakai – Jeff Smith’s Bone celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo will soon reach its 200th issue. Now, these two talented creators sit down to discuss their work; from their beginnings to future plans. Join Jeff & Stan for what is sure to be a lively and fun look at the world of comics.

    3:00-4:00 – Spotlight on the Legion of Super-Heroes – Travel with us to the 31st Century as we take a look at DC’s futuristic super team, The Legion of Super-Heroes! Join creators Keith Giffen, Mike Grell, Mark Waid, Barry Kitson, and Chris Roberson as they talk about the tales they’ve told in the Legion’s long and storied history. Long Live the Legion!

    4:00-5:00 – Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler – From stapling 21,000 mini-comics to shooting a comic book to writing an opera to doing cartoons for The New Yorker – Shannon Wheeler has just gotten started in his career in comics. Recently his collection of rejected New Yorker cartoon I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication and is up for a Harvey this weekend. Join Shannon Wheeler and his trusty sidekick BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher as they look back on Shannon’s meteoric rise and fall in comic books. Oh, yeah! Wheeler also created TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN.
    ROOM 307 (Saturday)

    11:00-12:00 – Visionary Enters the Deadlands – Join Visionary Comics and their all-star roster of creators who launched Deadlands from Image this summer. Join Ron Marz, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Lee Moder, and Visionary’s own C. Edward Sellner as they reflect on the weird west revival in comics and Deadlands. Look for exclusive announcements on Deadlands: Year 2.

    12:00-1:00 – Top Cow: We Create… – Join Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik along with Top Cow architect Ron Marz and Echoes writer Joshua Hale Fialkov for a colorful & lively look at the last year of Top Cow releases and what the coming year has in store for Artifacts, Pilot Season, Witchblade, The Darkness, Magdalena and much more! Plus every attendee will receive a FREE gift just for attending!

    1:00-2:00 – BOOM! 6th Anniversary panel – Join BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie as he pulls the curtain back on BOOM! Studios. From an upstart one-book-a-month publisher debuting in 2005 to 2011’s powerhouse comic publisher, BOOM! Studios has had one of the most meteoric rises of any comic publisher in the last twenty years. Find out what makes this company tick as Ross reminisces about the early days at BOOM! and its current success. A one-of-a-kind panel for all those that want to know the real story behind the success of BOOM! Studios.

    2:00-3:00 – Marvel Universe – Wondering what’s up with the X-Men? Thinking of visiting Spider Island? Curious about the future of Daredevil? Just plain want to know what’s up with the Marvel Universe? Then this is the place for you! Join Marvel Architect Jason Aaron, Mark Waid, Barry Kitson, Paul Tobin, and Tom Raney as they explore the wonders of all things Marvel!

    3:00-4:00 – Meet Legendary Comics! – Join Legendary Comics’ Editor-in-Chief, Bob Schreck and Assistant Editor, Greg Tumbarello, for a lively discussion and digital presentation showcasing the company’s exciting upcoming comics releases for 2011 and beyond, including, Frank Miller’s HOLY TERROR, Paul Pope’s PULPHOPE, and Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley’s THE TOWER CHRONICLES. Be prepared with some good questions for the Q&A to follow! If they’re really good, you may win a free Legendary T-shirt!

    4:00-5:00 – DC: The New 52 – DC shocked comic fandom when they announced they were relaunching the DC Universe with 52 new #1 titles. Wondering what’s on the way? Want to know more about those books? Join creators Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, David Finch, and Francesco Francavilla as they take a look at DC’s New 52.

     

    ROOM 301-303 (Sunday)

    11:00-12:00 – Comics Jukebox: All-Ages Comics in the Digital Age – Digital, web, & downloadable comics are a growing trend in the medium, but where do kids comics stand in this arena? Creators John Gallagher and Steve Conley moderate over a panel of experts, including Dan Parent (Archie), Steve Hamaker (Bone, Fish & Chips), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space!), Rich Faber (Roboy Red!) and Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts, Superhero Squad). Those in attendance will get a special card allowing them to download a FREE Exclusive BUZZBOY story from John Gallagher, and one person will win the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in “Leon, Protector of the Playground,” the new all-ages graphic novel by Jamar Nicholas.

    Anyone wanting more info can go to the Comic Book Diner All-Ages Pavilion

    12:00-1:00 – Spotlight on Ron Frenz – Ron Frenz’s art is well known to fans of Spider-Man, Thor, Spider-Girl (whom he co-created), Superman, and many, many others. We shine the spotlight on Ron in this panel that takes a look at his impressive body of work and where he’s headed in the future.

    1:00-2:00 – Going Digital: Day and Date, and what you need to know – With Marvel announcing their same-day-strategy and DC distributing their entire line starting August 31st to provide you with their acclaimed line of comics the same day digitally as they come out in print, you need to make sure you are prepared. With almost everything you want on demand or deliverable to your door, why should your comics be any different? Marvel and DC, with the help of comiXology have created a digital comics experience that puts the power back in your hands to enjoy your favorite comics on demand. Your comics, when you want them, where you want them.

    Come join John D. Roberts, Co-founder of comiXology, who will lead our panel as we explore the new digital horizons together.

     

    2:00-3:00 – CBLDF: Censorship Then & Now – Earlier this year the Comics Code Authority closed its doors forever, ending an era of self-censorship where comics were stigmatized in the general culture. Though the threats that brought about the Comics Code are the stuff of history books, real threats to comics are still present in the courts in the United States and abroad. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein delivers a gripping history of comics censorship from the 50s to today, and talks about life after the Code.

    3:00-4:00 – Avatar Press: News and Q&A – Here’s your chance to meet the creative minds behind Avatar Press, the industry’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking publisher! Hosted by marketing director, Keith Davidsen, this panel features Mike Wolfer, whose creepy storytelling terrified readers of books like Night of the Living Dead, Lady Death, and War Goddess, and whose visceral illustrations brought to life Garth Ennis’ highly anticipated Stitched comic book series. Find out what new terrors this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered!

     

    ROOM 307-308 (Sunday)

    11:00-12:00 – DC Sunday Conversation – All are welcome to join in a relaxed Sunday morning discussion. Share your thoughts, or be enthralled, as the group shares their stories and love for this medium.

    12:00-1:00 – Insight Studios – Meet Baltimore’s very own legendary creators of some of comic-dom’s most explosive stories and art with this amazing retrospective – and new announcements of projects! Focusing on Marc Hempel, Robert Tinnell, and Mark Wheatley, get an insider’s perspective on their inner-workings as artists and writers. Moderator, Mike Gold highlights the diversity and originality of these very different creators.

    1:00-2:30 – Frank Cho Live Drawing Demonstration – Watch and be amazed as Frank Cho creates a drawing masterpiece right before your eyes. Audience will suggest one character, one action, one setting and Frank Cho will draw it in one hour on stage. The original art created by Frank Cho will be raffled off at the end of the drawing demonstration. Raffle tickets available at Frank Cho’s booth.

    2:30 – Stan Lee VIP ticket-holders may queue up for the Stan Lee Spotlight.

    2:45 – General public will be admitted to the Stan Lee Spotlight.

    3:00-4:00 – Stan Lee Spotlight – Face Front, True Believers! This is a panel no comics fan will want to miss as Jimmy Palmiotti sits down with the one and only Stan “The Man” Lee! He is a Founding Father of the Marvel Universe and the face of Marvel Comics to legions of fans. Join the writer, editor, actor, and legend as he discusses his illustrious career. Excelsior!

     

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