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
Writer Jason Aaron appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Amazing X-Men: The Quest for Nightcrawler on Saturday August 2, 2014 6:00 PM!
Come check out a new era for the X-Men! The critically acclaimed writer of The Other Side and Scalped and the master Marvel X-Men writer, Jason Aaron will be here discussing and signing his latest, Amazing X-Men Volume 1: The Quest for Nightcrawler.
Barnes & Noble – Zona Rosa
8625 Northwest Prairie View Rd Spac, Kansas City, MO 64153
Chris Burnham, Scott Lobdell, Ray A. Height, Jon Bogdanove and more appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm!
Top comic book professionals are paired with stand up comedians from Comics And Comics in a tournament-style drawing game. Chris Burnham, Scott Lobdell, Ray A. Height, and Jon Bogdanove may be stellar at cranking out stunning work every month, but how will they do at drawing their clue in 60 seconds or less? And how on Earth will they be able to guess what their comedian partners are drawing? Which team will be the Sketch Fighter champion? The only way to find out is to be there!
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
PSA Giving Away “Game of Thrones” and “X-Men” Cards and Godzilla Artwork at San Diego Comic-Con
Visitors to the PSA booth at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con can get free samples of PSA-certified X-Men and Game of Thrones cards while supplies last.
PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available at Comic-Con to authenticate autographs on-site.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
PSA (http://www.psacard.com), the world’s largest third-party certification company for trading cards, autographs and memorabilia, will be giving away PSA-graded samples of Game of Thrones and X-Men™ trading cards at the Comic-Con International: San Diego convention, July 24 – 27, 2014.
Also while supplies last, PSA will be giving visitors free copies of the August 2014 issue of SMR (Sports Market Report) magazine, a useful monthly publication filled with informative stories about collectibles. The magazine also features price guides for popular trading cards. The August issue has articles about Game of Thrones, X-Men, Mickey Mouse™, Zorro™ and Godzilla™ collectibles and more.
Visitors to the PSA booth (#5617) can enter for a chance to win the original acrylic-on-canvas Godzilla artwork created for the magazine’s August 2014 cover by renowned artist Arthur K. Miller. Valued at more than $3,000, the custom-framed artwork will be given away to a lucky visitor in a random drawing among those who register at the PSA booth during the convention. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. The Official Rules can be found at http://www.PSAcard.com/comiccon.
PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available at Comic-Con to authenticate autographs on-site.
“PSA-certified collectibles often sell for premium prices because of the strength and credibility of the PSA brand,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA and Editor of SMR magazine.
“PSA/DNA uses an invisible DNA marker on certified items. It can only be seen using a calibrated laser, and counterfeiters have only a 1 in 33 trillion chance of duplicating that DNA strand,” explained Orlando.
Since 1991, PSA experts have examined and certified more than 20 million trading cards, autographs and other entertainment and sports memorabilia with an estimated cumulative value of more than $1 billion.
The Comic-Con convention will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive. For additional information about the event, go to http://www.comic-con.org.
For additional information about PSA’s services, call Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or go to http://www.psacard.com.
PSA is a division of Santa Ana, California-based Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
Marvel Comics artist Nick Bradshaw appears at Strange Adventures’ Fredericton Shop to sign comics and stuff from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 28th!! Nick has illustrated the adventures of Wolverine and the X-Men, Ash and the Army of Darkness, and is currently working on the Guardians of the Galaxy!
68 York Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3N4, Canada
Artist Tyler Kirkham appears at Heroes Haven Comics on Sunday, June 15th from noon till 4:00 pm to sign comics! Tyler is currently known for working on titles like Teen Titans, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Action Comics, and World’s Finest. He has also worked on titles such as Strykeforce, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, Transformers, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men Phoenix Warsong, and Ultimate Fantastic Four to name just a few.
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
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
Stan Lee, Michael Rooker, Humberto Ramos, and Sergio Romo appear at AT&T Park on Saturday June 7th!
The Giants invite you and your family and friends to Heroes and Comics Night! AT&T Park will feel like you’re in your favorite comic book, as various in-game entertainment components taking place throughout the game will be centered around your favorite comic book heroes! Your Special event ticket package includes a ticket to the Saturday game versus the Mets, as well as a collector’s-edition “Courageous Catcherman” bobblehead, specially marked and “Hero Approved Certified” by the genius behind the Marvel empire, Stan Lee! Make sure to arrive early as Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, will be on-hand and throwing the Ceremonial First Pitch, as well as participating in various other pre-game components! Whether you are an avid comic book collector or just have an appreciation for the creative arts, we hope that you join us for this sure-to-sell-out event! All fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite comic book characters, and please stay tuned to this website, as more details will be released closer to the date! A portion of proceeds from every Heroes and Comics Day Special Event ticket will benefit local non-profits in the community.
HEROES AND COMICS DAY ITEM REDEMPTION LOCATION: VIEW RESERVE 317 OR 334 UNTIL END OF 5TH INNING
Authentic Stan Lee Hero Approved sticker on every bobblehead!
Saturday, 6/7 vs. NYM 7:05 p.m.
Buy VIP Full Package (Includes 6/7 Game Ticket)
Special Q&A Panel includes:
Michael Rooker of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Walking Dead”
Humberto Ramos, artist of Amazing Spider-Man
The Giants are proud to welcome back Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, for a special pre-game VIP experience in the Triples Alley Premium Space at AT&T Park! Lee will be on-hand at this exclusive VIP pre-game party and sharing his knowledge and stories from his renowned career in the comic industry! Each VIP-ticket holder will receive admission to the Triples Alley Premium Location 4:35-6:35pm, complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine), a collector’s-edition “Courageous Catcherman” bobblehead, specially marked and “Hero Approved Certified” by the genius behind the Marvel empire, Stan Lee, a limited-edition Stan Lee vinyl figurine, only available to ticketholders of this VIP offer, and a custom print from Amazing-Spiderman artist, Humberto Ramos! There will be a special Q&A panel, featuring (all scheduled to appear): Stan Lee, Giants pitcher Sergio Romo, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Walking Dead” star Michael Rooker, and Amazing Spider-Man artist, Humberto Ramos. Unlike any other ballpark setting, this on-field space is the perfect place to enjoy all of the pre-game excitement at the ballpark. Triples Alley, the Giants newest premium location, has it all, including on-field access from which to watch batting practice, early access to the ballpark, and at the conclusion of the pre-game event, a walk along the warning track on the field to get to your seats for the game.
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107
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