MD – CyberForce Signing

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Marc Silvestri signs at Collectors Corner on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from noon until 9:00pm!

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Press Release:

Superstar Artist, Creator of The Darkness and Cyber Force, Image Comics Co-Founder, Top Cow Production Inc. Founder & CEO, MARC SILVESTRI is Signing here at Collectors Corner!

Saturday, November 24th –

The First 25 People in Line Get a Head Sketch on 1 of the Limit of 3 Items Signed + 1 FREE Collectors Corner Logo Bag.
12 Noon til Last Person’s Items are Signed.

Signing Starts at 12:00 Noon.

Line will be Capped at 500.

Marc will Sign until the Last Person in Line with the 500 Person Capped Line.

Limit 3 Items Per Person Signed.

CGC Signature Series Will Available for 1 Item Per Person, counting toward the Limit of 3.

The NEW Cyber Force #1 Will be Given Out for FREE Pre-Signed by Marc to the First 200 In Line.

Plus The Walking Dead #100 Marc Silvestri Cover will be Available for a Minimum of $5 Per Person with the Full Amount going toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. This Cover May be Purchased to get Signed In Addition to the 3 Item Limit Per Person.

(We have a Limited Quantity of 200 Copies, First Come First Served)

Line will be permitted to form as early as 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. Camping out is encouraged but hold your place in line if you decide to camp out the night before.

A CGC Witness will be on Hand for Signature Series Service.

Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234

Image Comics Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2012

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Press Release:

Image Comics’ complete signing schedule for New York Comic Con is now available! The schedule includes signings by top creators every day of the convention, October 11-14 in New York City’s Javits Center. Signings will take place at the Image Comics booth, #1229.

Several creators will also be signing convention exclusives, which Image unveiled on September 19. Details on the exclusives, as well as the panel schedule, can be found at Image Comics’ website.

 

Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

3:00-4:00   Haunt signing: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox

4:00-5:00   Not My Bag signing: Sina Grace

4:00-6:00   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)

5:00-6:00   Mind The Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo

5:00-6:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*

6:00-7:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

6:00-7:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine

7:00-8:00   Comeback signing: Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh

8:00-9:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris

 

Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

10:00-11:00   Pigs and Choker signing: Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith

11:00-12:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber

12:00-1:30   Mind the Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo

1:00-2:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)

1:30-3:00   Luther Strode signing: Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (ticketed)*

3:00-4:00   Non-Humans signing: Glen Brunswick & Whilce Portacio

3:30-5:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)

4:00-5:00   MacGyver signing: Lee David Zlotoff & Will Sliney

4:00-5:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine

4:00-5:30   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*

5:00-6:00   D.O.G.s of Mars signing: Christian Weiser, Tony Trov & Johnny Zito

5:00-6:00   Artifacts signing: Ron Marz (Top Cow)

6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

 

Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

10:00-11:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber

11:00-12:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

11:00-12:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)

12:15-2:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*

1:00-2:00   Witch Doctor signing: Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (Skybound)

2:00-3:00   Severed signing: Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, & Attilla Futaki (ticketed)*

3:00-4:00   Top Cow Universe signing: Jeremy Haun, Nelson Blake II, David Hine, Tim Seeley, & Ron Marz

4:00-5:00   Bedlam and Morning Glories signing: Nick Spencer & Rodin Esquejo (ticketed)*

4:00-5:30   Teen Wolf signing: Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis & David Tischman (ticketed)*

5:00-6:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris

5:00-6:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)

6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

 

Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

10:15-12:00   Happy! signing: Grant Morrison (ticketed)*

11:00-12:00   Super Dinosaur signing: Jason Howard (Skybound)

12:00-1:00   Black Kiss 2 signing: Howard Chaykin

1:00-3:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*

3:00-4:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris (writer/artist)

3:30-5:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*

4:00-5:00   Valentine signing: Alex de Campi & Christine Larsen

*Tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#1229) on the day of the signing. One ticket per person will be available for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase necessary.

All signings are subject to change. Check at the Image Comics booth for up-to-date signing schedules. Keep up with what’s happening at the Image Comics booth by following us on Twitter (@ImageComics)!

CA – Cyberforce Signing

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Creator/Artist Marc Silvestri and writer Matt Hawkins sign at Collector’s Paradise on Sunday October 21, 2012 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. They will give away FREE copies of the new Cyberforce #1! Also the first 25 people in line will receive a free head sketch from Silvestri and the first 100 people will receive a free exclusive print with a Minimum purchase of $10.00.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Cyberforce Signing

Creator/Artist Marc Silvestri and writer Matt Hawkins sign at Phat Collectibles on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm. They will give away FREE copies of the new Cyberforce #1! Also the first 25 people in line will receive a free head sketch from Silvestri and the first 100 people will receive a free exclusive print with a Minimum purchase of $10.00.

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

Signing Schedules for the Image Comics, Skybound, and Top Cow Booths at SDCC 2012 Released

Walking Dead Image SDCC

Via Image Comics:

Signing schedule for Comic-Con International features top comics talent

The Image Comics, Skybound, and Top Cow booths at Comic-Con International in San Diego will be host to some of the best and brightest creators in comics today. Many artists will have permanent tables at the Image Booth and special signings will occur throughout the convention, often with exclusives and variants to purchase. The special appearances by creators will culminate in a group signing by Image Comics founders Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio.

Some high-demand signing sessions will be ticketed. Free tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#2729) on the day of the signing. Tickets will be distributed for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to receive a ticket.

Comic-Con International takes place on July 12-15 in the San Diego Convention Center. The Image Comics booth (#2729) will be the destination for Skybound, Shadowline, and Image central titles, while the Top Cow booth (#2629) will have all the latest in the WITCHBLADE- and THE DARKNESS-helmed universe.

Here is a complete list of signings taking place at the Image, Skybound and Top Cow booths:

Image Comics (#2729)

In addition to the creators with scheduled signings, many Image creators will be at the Image Comics booth throughout the convention:

Nate Bellegarde (Brit, Invincible)
Kody Chamberlain (Sweets)
Daniel Corey and Anthony Diecidue (Moriarty)
Tim Daniel (Enormous)
Nathan Edmondson* (The Activity, Dancer, Who Is Jake Ellis?)
Ken Garing (Planetoid)
Shane Houghton and Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther)
Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah)
John Layman and Rob Guillory (Chew)
David Mack (Kabuki)
Dirk Manning (Nightmare World)
Derek McCulloch (Pug)
Sean Megaw (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra)
Ryan Ottley (Invincible)
Mark Sable (Graveyard of Empires)
Rob Schrab (S.C.U.D. the Disposable Assassin)
Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters)
Charles Soule (27)
S. Steven Struble and Sina Grace (The Li’l Depressed Boy)
Andy Suriano (Doc Bizarre, M.D.)
Jim Valentino (Shadow Hawk, Shadowline Publisher)
Cory Walker (Invincible)
Landry Q. Walker and Eric Jones (Danger Club)
Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust, Debris)
Jim Zub and Edwin Huang (Skullkickers)

*Eisner Award Nominee

THURSDAY

10:00-11:00
Nightmare World creators: Dirk Manning (writer) and Kristen Perry (artist)

11:00-12:00
Avengelyne creators: Mark Poulton (writer) and Dexter Weeks (colorist)

3:00-4:00
Heart creator/writer Blair Butler
This signing will be limited to 50 ticketed attendees.

4:00-5:00
Wild Children creator/writer Ales Kot

5:00-6:00
Mind The Gap creators: Jim McCann (writer), Rodin Esquejo (artist), and Sonia Oback (colorist)

6:00-7:00
Infinite Horizon creators: Gerry Duggan (writer) and Phil Noto (artist)

FRIDAY

10:00-11:00
Alpha Girl creators: Jean-Paul Bonjour (writer) and Jeff Roenning (writer)

11:00-12:00
Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar)

12:00-1:00
Severed creators: Scott Snyder (co-writer) and Scott Tuft (co-writer)
This signing will be limited to 50 ticketed attendees.

1:00-2:00
Fatale creator/writer Ed Brubaker
This signing will be limited to 50 ticketed attendees.

3:00-4:00
Meta4 and Mondo creator Ted McKeever

4:00-5:00
Saga of Rex creator Michel Gagne

5:00-6:00
Infinite Horizon creators: Gerry Duggan (writer) and Phil Noto (artist)

6:00-7:00
Creator-Owned Heroes, The Monolith, and Queen Crab creator/writer Jimmy Palmiotti

SATURDAY

10:00-11:00
Fatale creator/writer Ed Brubaker
This signing will be limited to 50 ticketed attendees.

11:00-12:00
Mind The Gap creators: Jim McCann (writer), Rodin Esquejo (artist), and Sonia Oback (colorist)

12:00-1:00
Wild Children creator/writer Ales Kot

1:00-2:00
Madman and It Girl and The Atomics creators: Michael Allred* (creator), Laura Allred* (colorist), and Mike Norton(It Girl and The Atomics artist)
This signing will be limited to 50 ticketed attendees.
*Eisner Award Nominees

2:00-3:00
Choker creators: Ben McCool (writer) and Ben Templesmith (artist)

3:00-4:00
Severed creators: Scott Snyder (co-writer) and Scott Tuft (co-writer)
This signing will be limited to 50 ticketed attendees.

5:00-6:00
Alpha Girl creators: Jean-Paul Bonjour (writer) and Jeff Roenning (writer)

SUNDAY

9:00-10:00
Saga of Rex creator Michel Gagne

10:00-11:00
Wild Children creator/writer Ales Kot

11:00-12:00
Alpha Girl creators: Jean-Paul Bonjour (writer) and Jeff Roenning (writer)

12:00-1:00
Creator-Owned Heroes, The Monolith, and Queen Crab creator/writer Jimmy Palmiotti

1:00-2:00
Choker creators: Ben McCool (writer) and Ben Templesmith (artist)

2:15-3:15
Image Partners and Founders: Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness, Cyber Force), Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk, Shadowline Publisher), Rob Liefeld (Bloodstrike, Glory, Prophet), andWhilce Portacio (Wetworks)
This signing will be limited to 50 ticketed attendees.

Skybound

WEDNESDAY (Preview Night)

7:00-9:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)

THURSDAY

1:30-3:30
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard

3:45-4:45
Witch Doctor creator/writer Brandon Seifert

FRIDAY

2:15-3:00
Witch Doctor creator/writer Brandon Seifert

3:00-4:00
Skybound Artist Group Signing: Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves), and Todd Nauck (Guarding the Globe)

SATURDAY

11:00-12:00
Skybound Artist Group Signing: Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves), and Todd Nauck (Guarding the Globe)

12:15-1:00
Witch Doctor creator/writer Brandon Seifert

4:30-6:30
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)

SUNDAY

3:00-5:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)

Top Cow (#2629)

In addition to the creators with scheduled signings, Jeremy Haun (The Darkness), Rahsan Ekedal (Echoes), Rick Basaldua (The Darkness, Artifacts, Epoch), and Katherine French (The Darkness) will be at the Top Cow booth throughout the convention.

THURSDAY

10:00-12:00
Ron Marz (Artifacts, Witchblade)

11:00-12:00
Dennis Calero (Netherworld, Witchblade)

12:00-2:00
Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness, Cyber Force)

FRIDAY

12:00-2:00
Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness, Cyber Force) and Ron Marz (Artifacts, Witchblade)

2:00-3:00
Teen Wolf signing with cast

4:00-5:00
Joshua Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal (Echoes)

SATURDAY

10:00-11:00
Christos Gage (Sunset)

1:30-3:30
Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness, Cyber Force)

4:00-6:00
Ron Marz (Artifacts, Witchblade)

SUNDAY

11:00-12:00
Tyler Kirkham (Mysterious Ways, Witchblade)

12:00-1:00
Dennis Calero (Netherworld, Witchblade)

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2012

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Ed Brubaker, Josh Fialkov, Kyle Higgins, Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback sign in Canoga Park from noon to 3pm and Steve Niles, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Matt Whitlock, and Shane & Chris Houghton sign from 2:00 – 5:00pm in Pasadena on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Top Cow Signing

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Comic Legend Marc Silvestri and several Top Cow creators celebrate the release of The Darkness #100 at Emerald Knights Comics and Games on Saturday February 18, 2012 at 1PM.

Also Scheduled to Appear:
Adam Freeman (writer) – Genius
Rahsan Ekedal (artist) – Echoes, The Test
Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer) – Echoes, The Test (I,Vampire, Last of the Greats)
Rick Basaldua (artist) – The Darkness, Artifacts
Dan Casey (writer) – Theory of Everything
Christos Gage (writer) – Sunset (Avengers Academy, Avengers Initiative)
Rob Levin (writer) – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box, Neverworld
Morgan David Foehl (writer) – City of Refuge
Filip Sablik (writer) – Misdirection

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

IL – Briggs4Kids Charity Event

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Lance Briggs returns to Challengers on Saturday, Dec. 03, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm! We’re the host for this year’s Briggs4Kids Foundation Charity Event and we are accepting Comic Book & Graphic Novel donations from now until the event. Monetary donations will also be accepted. We are also celebrating the release of Top Cow’s Pilot Season: SERAPH, created by Lance!  Also appearing, local creators Alex Rosado, Tom Kelly & Brian Mead.

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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!

 

CA – Echoes Release Party

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise Pasadena is super-excited to announce our first adult-only Night-time Event at the Pasadena store, that will feature music, free Alcohol Drinks, and an awesome release party with some of our favorite creators, Joshua Hale Fialkov (TUMOR, Elk’s Run, Superman/Batman, Echoes) and Rahsan Ekedal (Echoes, DH Solomon Kane, Warhammer). We will be EXCLUSIVELY Pre-Releasing the limited San Diego Comic Con edition (300) of the awesome ECHOES Hardcover, only at this event. The regular edition will not come out till August, so it’s your only chance to check out this beautiful book a full month early.

Stop by Friday, July 29 at 7:00pm for a Q&A Session with Josh and Rahsan, moderated by Andy Liegl of ComicAttack.net, with the signing / party to follow.

RSVP on Facebook!
Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4, Pasadena, CA

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