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Cincinnati Comic Expo 2023 Announcements are Heating Up


Announcements Continue to Roll For the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

“You know, I can’t believe I found the one good truly decent man left on the planet.”

Julie Benz is making her first visit to the Cincinnati Comic Expo this year!

Julie’s work is recognized on the big and small screen. Fans have seen her many series such as Roswell, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, No Ordinary Family, Defiance, and others. Her film credits include Jawbreaker, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, Rambo, Saw V, Punisher: War Zone, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, and much more! Gaming fans hear her voice in Halo 2 and Hot Shots Golf Fore!

Get your admission tickets to the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo for an opportunity to get an autograph and photo on Saturday and Sunday with Julie Benz!

Get Tickets Here!

Writer and director Darren Stein is joining us for his first Cincinnati Comic Expo event!

Darren was raised in a celluloid family with grandparents who started a boutique Hollywood film laboratory in 1961. The prolific output of childhood films he made on his suburban cul-de-sac in Encino would go on to become the subject of his 2003 documentary PUT THE CAMERA ON ME. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch Film School, Darren co-wrote and directed his first feature film, SPARKLER, which premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival and featured Park Overall, Freddie Prinze Jr, Veronica Cartwright and Grace Zabriskie. Darren then went on to write and direct the dark teen comedy JAWBREAKER, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to become a cultural touchstone and cult classic; Darren is currently rebooting JAWBREAKER as a movie musical at Sony Pictures/Columbia. Darren has written pilots for HBO, Freeform, The CW, ABC and E! and wrote the final installment of VC Andrews’ FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC movie series SEEDS OF YESTERDAY for Lifetime. In addition, he produced the cult horror film ALL ABOUT EVIL starring Natasha Lyonne (now streaming on Shudder) and directed the cult teen comedy feature GBF, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and is currently streaming on Peacock. Recently, Darren has worked in the reality space as a producer and guest judge on five seasons of THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA (streaming on Shudder). He has also directed several music videos and fashion films, including a Clio Award-winning piece for designer Alexander Wang.

Get your admission tickets to the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo for an opportunity to get an autograph and photo on Saturday and Sunday with Darren Stein!

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Artist Tony Harris will be attending the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

His work has been seen in Starman, Ex Machina, Iron Man, JSA, and War Heroes. His credits continue to include Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Green Lantern Corps, Superman: Lex 2000, Dr Strange: Flight of Bones, Nightbreed, Nightmare on Elm Street, Spider-Man: with Great Power, Star Wars Special: C3PO, and numerous others.

Meet Tony Harris by getting your tickets to the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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Franco is the latest guest to join us at the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Franco is the creator, artist, and writer of Patrick the Wolf Boy and AW YEAH COMICS! Franco has worked on The Dino-Mike book series and comic titles for various comic companies, including the critically-acclaimed Superman Family Adventures, Young Justice, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Superpowers, and the New York Times bestseller, multi-Eisner Award winning series Tiny Titans for DC Comics. He has also worked on Grimiss Island and Itty Bitty Hellboy with Dark Horse Comics and Encounter for Lion Forge. His latest work is his original graphic novel The Ghost, The Owl from Action Lab Entertainment and Superman of Smallville and Arkhamaniacs from DC Comics. Franco is also a High School teacher. Franco is a painter and has shown work in galleries and around the country. Franco is owner of AW YEAH COMICS retail stores.

Meet Franco by getting your tickets to the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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Local comic artist and writer Craig Boldman is attending the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Craig Boldman is a longtime creator for Archie Comics, known best for his more than 100-issue run on the Jughead comic, and for two decades of the Archie syndicated comic strip. His first comic book credits were as a writer of Superman stories. He has since written a variety of other well-known characters, including ‘Big Boy,’ ‘Bazooka Joe,’ and strips based on two Disney TV shows: ‘Disney’s Doug,’ and ‘Disney’s Recess.’ He has written and drawn over 10,000 greeting cards for such companies as Hallmark, American Greetings and Recycled Paper Products. He was a contract writer for Gibson Greetings for nearly a decade. Boldman is the co-author/illustrator of a humor book from Andrews McMeel Publishing, ‘Every Excuse in the Book: 718 Ways to Say ‘It’s Not My Fault!” He is the illustrator of “Search for Spock – A Star Trek Book of Exploration (A Highly Illogical Parody).” Craig’s original comic creation is the humor thriller, ‘Tailipoe.’ Craig worked with Tim Fuller on the humor-adventure series, Cap’n Catnip. He has also been a writer and/or penciler and/or inker on such titles as ‘Mazing Man, Bugs Bunny, Ed Edd & Eddie, and many others!

Meet Craig Boldman by getting your tickets to the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

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Panel, programming, and workshop submissions are now open for the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Interested panelists must complete the application available in the link below!

Complete Panel Application Here!

The Pub resumes multiple sessions of Harry Potter Trivia!

The Pub is hosting Harry Potter Trivia theme nights at both area locations. Enjoy fun themed questions, door prizes, and the winning team will receive passes to the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The Pub is the Green Room Caterer for the celebrity and artist/writer guests of the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Trivia at their Rookwood location
Trivia at their Crestview Hills location

Volunteer Applications are Now Open for the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Sign Up Today to Be A Volunteer!

Jim Lee and Scott Williams packages are selling fast for the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Meet Jim Lee and Scott Williams on Saturday ONLY by getting your admission tickets and Jim Lee Packages to the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo today. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Order Jim Lee Packages Here!

Cincinnati Comic Expo Online Store Has More Inventory!

The Cincinnati Comic Expo Store remains open!

Artwork, photos, autographs, banners, props, and more from previous Cincinnati Comic Expo events and guests are now available to purchase.

Items that you can buy as gifts, keepsakes, or to add to your own personal collection are now online for you to order and have shipped to you!

Collectibles and memorabilia will continually be added along with more signed photos as the store shelves get stocked and more events take place.

Enter the Cincinnati Comic Expo Online Store Here!

Exhibitor booths are still available for the 2023 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Exhibitor Registration Here!

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