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!
Veteran comic artist and writer Joe St. Pierre will appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, February 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to promote the release of his new comic book series, The New Zodiax. St. Pierre will be creating small sketches upon request, which he will be giving away, and signing copies of his work. He will also have original artwork and prints for sale at his table. This is a free event, which is open to the public and appropriate for all ages.
The New Zodiax #1, from Astronaut Ink, will officially be released on Wednesday, February 4th of 2015, just days prior to this event. More information about this comic title is available at www.astronautink.com.Readers can pre-order The New Zodiax with That’s Entertainment, or pick up a copy at the appearance.
Joe St. Pierre has worked in the comic and design industry for over twenty years, for major publishers such as Valiant, Image, Marvel, and DC Comics. He has contributed his creative talent to well-known titles such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Venom, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Superboy, as well as his own 1993 series, Secret Weapons. St. Pierre currently resides in Salem MA, having moved there from New York three and a half years ago.
Located at 244 Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, That’s Entertainment, is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s inner “geek.” The store features a wide variety of comics, new and used video games, anime, records, collectible card games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and more. That’s Entertainment will present several other events this year in celebration of their 35th year of business. For more information about That’s Entertainment, go to www.thatse.com or call 508-755-4207. To schedule an interview with Joe St. Pierre, please contact Sorana Gatej at Sorana@thatse.com
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
Writer Rick Remender appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss two of his series from Image Comics, BLACK SCIENCE and DEADLY CLASS!
PLEASE NOTE! This is an RSVP-required event. If you don’t already have a spot reserved for this one, please stop in at Beach Ball Comics, call the store at 714-826-6127, or drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list. RSVP’ing on the Facebook event page does NOT secure you a spot.
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Local artist Mike Henderson appears at The Time Capsule from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM on Wednesday January 7th! Mike is most known for this current work on Image Comics’ Nailbiter, but has also done work for IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Marvel’s Venom and Amazing Spider-Man. He will have copies of the Nailbiter trade, the latest issue (#9) will be released this day, and other goodies for sale!
The Time Capsule
537 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02910
Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Oz: Ozma of Oz on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
5001 N. Big Hollow Road, Peoria, IL 61615
Meet local superstar writer Cullen Bunn at Star Clipper for the release of his new Boom! Studios series, THE EMPTY MAN, on Wednesday, June 11 fromnoon 12 pm to 4:00 pm.
There’s nothing scarier than horror that hits home-a tale of terror only one or two steps removed from our reality. THE EMPTY MAN is a dystopic version of the world we know, where a terrifying disease has taken on almost deific connotations.
Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, VENOM) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT) are two of the most exciting talents in the industry, and perfectly in sync on this haunting new crime procedural.
It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.
Come meet Cullen Bunn and get an autographed copy of THE EMPTY MAN #1!
Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110
Writer Cullen Bunn (Sinestro, The Sixth Gun, Helheim) signs at Third Eye Comics on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm! First 30 in line receive a FREE limited edition gift exclusive to this event!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Todd McFarlane, best known as the creator of Spawn and the creative visionary behind McFarlane Toys, will visit Toys“R”Us Times Square to meet with fans of the artist’s popular collectible figures on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The first 400 customers to purchase either the new, exclusive McFarlane Toys Joe Namath NFL Legends or Eli Manning NFL Super Bowl figure at Toys“R”Us Times Square, while supplies last, will obtain a ticket to meet McFarlane and receive his autograph (no rain checks). The two figures are available exclusively at Toy “R” Us stores and online at ToysRUs.com starting January 17th. More details at the link!
Toys”R”Us – Times Square
1514 Broadway New York, NY
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Todd McFarlane, Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys Founder, appears for a rare public autograph signing at his signature store in Westgate City Center on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 from noon till 3:00PM!
The store will have the newest and hottest McFarlane Toys figures including figures from the hit TV show AMC’s The Walking Dead, the incredible Daryl Dixon 10-inch deluxe figure, figures from this year’s hit video game Assassin’s Creed along with the life-size, role-playing accessory, the Hidden Blade and Gauntlet, the signature weapon of the heroic Assassins, HALO 4 figures and the latest McFarlane’s Sports Picks officially league-licensed NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL sports figures.
Spawn comics, trade paperbacks and graphic novels will be heavily stocked as well.
The store also carries the season’s most recent collectible toys, including Star Wars, Marvel select , DC Universe, Funko Pop Vinyl, Nightmare before Christmas, Living Dead Dolls, Mini mates, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Hello Kitty, Monster High, My Little Pony, Lalaloopsy Dolls and huge selections of blind box figures, bobbleheads, travel mugs, reusable totes, lunchboxes, glassware and assorted plush from mainstream to urban.
There will be some super cool prizes to give away. And if you are one of the first 100 people lined up at the door, here’s what you will walk away with:
The first person in line receives a McFarlane Toys Prize Package (valued at more than $200) that includes:
– Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Golden Age Of Piracy 3-Pack
– AMC’s The Walking Dead TV 10-Inch Daryl Dixon Deluxe Figure
– Halo 4 Didact Deluxe Figure
– Cowboys NFL 2-Pack: Jason Witten & Michael Irvin
– The Art of Todd McFarlane Book
– Halo and Assassin’s Creed Limited Edition Lithographs Handed Signed By Todd McFarlane
The first 50 people in line receives McFarlane Toys Halo Limited Edition Poster
The first 100 people in line receives Halo Avatar or NFL Small Pro Blind Bag Figure
The McFarlane toy store is located within the Westgate City Center, next to the AMC Theater and adjacent to the Jobing.com arena. For more information on the signing, or any of the products available, call the McFarlane toy store (623) 670-5601. Autographs are limited to two items person.
McFarlane Toys Store
9410 W. Hanna Drive Suite A-109 Glendale, AZ 85305