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If You Paid for Wifi at the Baltimore Convention Center, Heads Up (Updated)

wifiSection 333 of the Communications Act prohibits willful interference with any licensed or authorized radio communications. Virginia based M.C. Dean didn’t get that memo, and is looking at a large fine by the FCC for blocking individual WiFi hotspots at the Baltimore Convention Center. M.C. Dean provides electrical, communications, and telecom services for the convention center. Exhibitors were charged hundreds (and some thousands) of dollars if the wanted to access the center’s WiFi network.

In October the FCC received a complaint from a company who offered competing WiFi services that M.C. Dean was inhibiting other hotspots and users keeping their connections. FCC investigators looked into it, visiting the convention center three times and confirming that actions by M.C. Dean were causing the disconnection. A staffer for the company acknowledged the blocking but that visitors could use the center’s WiFi which is available for free in the lobby. It’s not free on the exhibitor floor. Prices to access from there were anywhere from $795 to $1,095. There is also some evidence the company’s actions extended beyond the convention center and extended beyond its walls.

The company has defended their actions saying it was to improve security and reliability. The FCC has alleged how that’s the case hasn’t been answered.

The FCC is proposing a fine of $718,000 and you can read the FCC’s full take here. Due to the company’s profitability from this, as well as the amount of times they did it, the FCC has come down pretty hard with this one.

I reached out to conventions such as Otakon and Baltimore Comic Con as well as vendors and exhibitors at the show. Baltimore Comic Con got back to me saying their process has exhibitors paying M.C. Dean directly for WiFi services, and that they themselves didn’t use the WiFi themselves, sticking with the cellular network and MiFi. Otakon did respond having received my inquiry, but I haven’t gotten their full details by time of publishing. This will be updated if any further statement is received.

I spoke to numerous exhibitors and vendors. None I spoke to used the WiFi offered by M.C. Dean, with many of them citing the price as to why not. One comic publisher said:

We didn’t use the WiFi at the con this year. When we were told that WiFi was going to cost us over $1,000 on the exhibit floor, at first we thought that couldn’t be right. But when we realized that was indeed the case, we used the Hotspot on one of our staffers’ cell phones instead, and it worked great.

I hope no one paid that fee!

That publisher said their Hotspot did work fine from the floor.

We’ll continue to follow the story and follow-up during next year’s Otakon and Baltimore Comic Con to see if pricing has changed.

It is also unknown if individuals who paid for the service are able or will receive restitution (reading the FCC’s document, I didn’t see anything about that). Individuals who feel they should, should probably contact the FCC or their lawyer.

Update: We have received a statement from Otakon.

Otakorp is aware of the recent FCC investigation and is monitoring the developments closely.  Otakorp/Otakon makes very limited use of wireless internet in the BCC.  We’re looking forward to working with the BCC and MC Dean for our final year in Baltimore.

– Nick  Avgerinos, Otakorp Vice President.

(via Consumerist)

Baltimore Comic Con 2015 Coverage and Cosplay

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con brought thousands of comic buffs out to the Baltimore Convention Center to take in panels celebrating Batman Day and guest of honor Mark Waid, get autographs, cosplay, shop the show floor (and bring home way way too many Funko Pop Vinyl figures), and discover interesting companies like Ductile CreationsDream Dragon Studios, and Seus Craft.

The BCC special guest list (which seems to grow each year) included some great talent such as Scott Snyder, Neal Adams, and Waid. Actors such as Ming-Na Wen from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Katie Cassidy from Arrow, Paul Blackthorne from Arrow, and Edward James Olmos from Battlestar Galactica and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also graced the con with their presence.

There was a swarm of cosplayers represtenting several characters including con staples like Deadpool, Spider-Man, and Superman, but this year seemed to have less animated characters for some reason. No Rick and Morty cosplay? C’mon mid-Atlantic region. My personal favorite was the Mr. & Mrs Red Skull duo.

All in all, the Baltimore Comic-Con felt like it grew in size and continues to be an awesome place to shop and hang out with like minded fans. Check out our gallery below and don’t forget to put this great con on your list for next year.


The 2015 Harvey Awards Winners

harvey awards logoComic Professionals came together Saturday night, September 26, 2015 to honor their peers during the presentation of the 2015 Harvey Awards during the Baltimore Comic Con.

Named in honor of Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of comics, and is the only industry award both nominated and selected by comic professionals. First awarded in 1988, it is one the industries oldest and most respected awards.

Vivek Tiwary, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Beatle, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group, acted as host and Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event.

This year’s winners include:

Best Letterer: Jack Morelli, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comic Publications

Best Colorist: Dave Stewart, HELLBOY IN HELL, Dark Horse Comics

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services

Best Online Comics Work: THE PRIVATE EYE, Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente, panelsyndicate.com

Best American Edition of Foreign Material: BLACKSAD: AMARILLO, Dark Horse

Best Inker: Danny Miki, BATMAN, DC Comics

Best New Series: SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Image Comics

Most Promising New Talent: Chad Lambert, “KILL ME” FROM DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics

Special Award for Humor in Comics: Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers: LUMBERJANES, BOOM! Box (BOOM! Studios)

Best Graphic Album Previously Published: MOUSE GUARD: BALDWIN THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES HC, Archaia/BOOM! Studios

Best Anthology: DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics


Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY, Andrew Farago, Insight Editions

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation: LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, Andrew Carl, Josh O’Neill, and Chris Stevens, Locust Moon Press


Best Continuing or Limited Series: SAGA, Image Comics

Best Writer: Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

Best Artist: Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Cartoonist: Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios

Best Single Issue or Story: “Breaking Out”, DARK HORSE PRESENTS #35, Dark Horse Comics

Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award: Will Eisner

Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Denis Kitchen

Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Russ Heath

Baltimore Comic-Con Media Guests Announcements and Details

Edward James OlmosJoin the 2015 Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 for our biggest show yet. Tickets are available now for General Admission, VIP, and the Harvey Awards! The convention now has some additional details to release about their announced media guests, a clarification, and a couple of additions.

They are thrilled to announce that Edward James Olmos WILL be at the show for all 3 days of the weekend! Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, Miami Vice, Green Hornet, and Wolfen fans rejoice (as well as fans of his other vast body of work!).

Katie Cassidy of Arrow will still be attending the show, but will now be attending only on Sunday. Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time) and Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will be at the show Saturday only. Paul Blackthorne of Arrow and The Dresden Files will be at the show Saturday and Sunday.

You can still purchase autograph tickets and Media Guest VIP tickets until Thursday.

The convention has now released details on photo opportunities with celebrity guests. A professional photographer will capture your moment with your favorite star! You’ll receive an 8 x 10 photo printed out within minutes of your picture-taking. You may pre-purchase your photo op to avoid lining up at the show.

Photo ops will be provided by Epic Photo Ops. Click here to pre-purchase. Photo ops will be located by the celebrity guests. Schedules and prices can be found online.

The convention asks folks to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled photo op time.

Media guest schedules for the weekend are as follows:

Paul Blackthorne (Arrow, Saturday and Sunday)
10:00am-12:00pm – Signing
12:15pm-1:15pm – Panel
2:00pm-2:30pm – Photos
2:30pm-7:00pm – Signing
10am-1:00pm – Signing
2:15pm – Photos

Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Sunday only)
10:00am-12:00pm – Signing
12:00pm-12:45pm – Panel
1:00pm-2:30pm – Photos
2:30pm – Signing

Edward James Olmos (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Battlestar Galactica)
2:00pm-5:30pm – Signing
5:30pm-6:00pm – Photos
6:00pm – Signing
10:00am-1:30pm – Signing
3:30pm-4:30pm – Photos
4:30pm-7:00pm – Signing
10:00am-1:00pm – Signing
1:00pm-2:00pm – Panel
3:00pm-3:30pm – Photos
3:30pm – Signing

Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time, Saturday only)
10:00am-11:00am – Signing
11:00am-12:00pm – Panel
12:30pm-1:30pm – BOOM! Studios booth appearance
1:30pm-4:30pm – Signing
4:30pm – Photos

Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mulan, Saturday only)
10:00am-12:30pm – Signing
1:30pm-2:30pm – Panel
2:45pm-3:30pm – Photos
3:30pm-7:00pm – Signing

Patrick ClarkPatrick Clark, a 19-year-old wrestling coach from Washington, D.C., was a competitor on WWE Tough Enough, a reality show competition for a shot as a WWE pro wrestler. Clark pursued a career in sports-entertainment after the death of his father. Clark’s drive led him through 10 years of JROTC and to amateur competition wrestling for Forestville Military Academy from 2011 to 2013. Clark is currently a competitor and a coach in the Mid Atlantic Wrestling Association.

Melina Perez is one of WWE’s most decorated Divas in their history! She’s also considered to be one of the most unique women to ever set foot in a WWE ring. Her infamous splits entrance has captivated the WWE Universe for over 6 years, and has made her a stand out Diva. Melina PerezMelina moved to WWE’s flagship show, becoming a Diva over the course of time, and in 2007, her hard work was rewarded with a win over Mickie James for the coveted Women’s Title. Melina would go on to win the title two more times. With the demise of the Women’s Title, Melina started to pursue the Divas Championship. After being drafted back to RAW, Melina defeated Jillian to win the belt. However, her reign was cut short due to a torn ACL. After eight months out of action, Melina returned and quickly regained the belt she never lost

A Sound of Thunder and Valiant Team Up for Tales from the Deadside

A Sound of Thunder Tales from the DeadsideValiant Entertainment and Washington, DC area metal band A Sound of Thunder are teaming up for “Tales from the Deadside” – an all-new concept album inspired by New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian…the voodoo-empowered hero simply known as Shadowman!

Venture into the darkest reaches of the Valiant Universe to witness the story of Jack Boniface – the latest in a long line of Shadowmen tasked with protecting our world from the forbidden supernatural realm called Deadside…and the evil machinations of Master Darque, who long ago traded his humanity to possess the dark knowledge of the haunted world beyond our own.

From Shadowman’s unearthly origin to his first brutal encounter with the arcane forces of the New Orleans night, “Tales from the Deadside” is a comics experience like none other, told across 60 minutes of spine-tingling tracks, voice narration, and soundscapes from rock n’ roll masters A Sound of Thunder!

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4) – A Sound of Thunder Exclusive VariantA runaway success on Kickstarter, “Tales from the Deadside” smashed through its initial crowdfunding campaign by more than 300 percent, raising more than $30,000. Recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA platinum-awarded producer Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez, the 10-track album is A Sound of Thunder’s fifth full-length release, refining their classic blend of melodic heavy metal, rock, and prog. Since forming in 2009, the band has performed across the United States and Canada and shared the stage with notable acts such as Iced Earth, Accept, Overkill, and Kamelot. Their last album, “The Lesser Key of Solomon,” debuted as a Top 50 release on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

On September 25th, the many worlds of Valiant’s iconic Shadowman characters spring to life in “Tales from the Deadside” – available digitally, on CD, and vinyl! And don’t miss the band’s ground-shaking release party, kicking off during Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 at Baltimore’s own Metro Gallery on September 26th! Join A Sound of Thunder’s Legion of Thunder and a host of Shadowman fans from around the globe for a musical performance unlike any other as Shadowman’s “Tales from the Deadside” smashes down the barrier from the Valiant Universe to yours!

Plus: meet A Sound of Thunder in person during Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 at Booth A185, as the band overtakes the metro area’s biggest comic convention with band-exclusive variants of Book of Death #3 (of 4) by artist Dusan Markovic, CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, and more for sale and free autographing!

IDW Publishing Heads to Baltimore Comic Con

IDW and Top Shelf will be at Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 this weekend! Come by Booth #2004 for an exciting convention exclusive and an impressive list of talent signings. And don’t forget to look for their two highly entertaining (and informative) panels! Get your schedules at the ready, because you won’t want to miss IDW in Baltimore!


Walter Simonson’s Ragnarök: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Walter Simonson’s Ragnarök Artist’s Edition Portfolio features all 12 covers — main and variants — from the acclaimed writer/artist’s first six-issue story arc. Simonson, an Eisner Award-winning creator of such classics as Thor, Alien: The Illustrated Story, Manhunter, and Star Slammers, has returned to his love of Norse mythology in the pages of Ragnarök. Like all our AE books and portfolios, each image has been meticulously scanned and reproduced to the same exacting standards that have made Artist’s Editions the most imitated line in comics.

$40, Limited to 200 copies, 3 per person

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Lithograph

Convention exclusive lithograph featuring the stunning interconnecting covers of TMNT #45 through to the landmark 50th issue by Mateus Santolouco.

$10, Limited to 200 copies, 3 per person


Friday, September 25

2:00 – 3:00 Ragnarök — Walter Simonson (*Check out the exclusive Portfolio!)
3:00 – 4:00 Transformers — Andrew Griffith

5:00PM-6:00PM, Room 339-442

IDW Publishing: The Big Panel! –This is the big one! Join IDW President Greg Goldstein and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, and along with industry legend Walter Simonson, James Tynion IV, and a host of surprise special guests you won’t believe, as they blow away a room full of shocked comic fans. Shocking announcements! Amazing prizes! Q&A! This one will have it all.

Saturday, September 26

11:00AM-12:00AM, Room 343-344

IDW: The Masters Series: Walter Simonson — Join industry legend Walter Simonson, for the first in a series of special in-depth panels exploring artists and the art they love! Ever been curious about who influenced the best artists in the business? Of course you have! IDW President Greg Goldstein moderates this unique one-on-one panel. Sure to be a spirited discussion about old influences, new impressions, and maybe even a sneak-peek at some of new work! Come early and stay late — Walter will share his great tales of the comic world, and hopefully will have time for a little Q&A at the end as well!

11:00 – 12:00 Skylanders — Ron Marz
12:00 – 1:00 Long Distance — Thom Zahler
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök — Walter Simonson (*Check out the exclusive Portfolio!)
2:00 – 3:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition — Mike Zeck
2:00 – 3:00 The Story of My Tits — Jennifer Hayden
3:00 – 4:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition — Don Rosa
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers — Andrew Griffith
5:00 – 6:00 TMNT, Strange Nation — Paul Allor

Sunday, September 27

11:00 – 12:00 The Story of My TitsJennifer Hayden
2:00 – 3:00 My Little PonyKatie Cook

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Lithograph Walter Simonson's Ragnarök Artist's Edition Portfolio

Baltimore Comic Con Art Auction to Benefit Seth Kushner

Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook 2015 1Have you bought your tickets for the 2015 Baltimore Comic-Con? Returning to the Inner Harbor this September 25-27, the 16th annual show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention is running some art auctions to benefit great causes.

The art created for the 2015 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction at 5pm on Saturday, September 26th in our Exclusives Booth in the Main Hall lobby, with art from the book displayed in the Exclusives Booth throughout the day.

Additionally, to benefit the family of comic book creator and photographer Seth Kushner, we are auctioning a print of his Stan Lee portrait, signed by Stan “The Man” himself. Also up for auction are two fully signed trading card packs of 12 of his top Graphic NYC creator portraits, with creators Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Becky Cloonan, David Mack, Brian Michael Bendis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Molly Crabapple, Scott McCloud, Dean Haspiel, Larry Hama, and Alex Ross.

2 More Join Future of Comics Row at Baltimore’s Kids Love Comics Pavilion

Have you bought your tickets for the 2015 Baltimore Comic-Con? Returning to the Inner Harbor this September Mary Jane DeCarlo25-27, the 16th annual show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The Baltimore Comic-Con celebrates kids’ comics in a big way. Young comic creators, Kate Davis, L.J. Fowlkes, Eric Mann, and Trinity McKnight were announced as the winners of the Future of Comics contest. They earned a space in Baltimore Comic-Con’s Kids Love Comics Pavilion to sell their books and art. This talented quartet won’t be the only young creators showcasing their work.

Kids Love Comics saved two spots for two extraordinary kids. To honor their hard work and dedication to the craft of comic-making, young creators Mary Jane DeCarlo and Nicolas Aureliani have been chosen to be Future of Comics guests in the Pavilion.

Mary Jane DeCarlo

This won’t be Mary Jane’s first time exhibiting at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The 17-year-old Fairfax, Virginia native has had a table in Artists Alley the past two years. She enjoys creating comics, but her versatile art can be seen all throughout her high school. Murals painted in hallways and classrooms, logos on T-shirts, and illustrations in the school newspaper, Ms. DeCarlo has certainly left her mark. Playing guitar in a band with her brothers, John and Mike, may have inspired the story for her comic book. Just Fly is a beautifully illustrated comic about a trio of siblings who secretly perform as a rock band. They use their powers acquired onstage to fight against evil. Be sure to pick up the book when you meet her at the Kids Love Comics Pavilion and see why Mary Jane rocks.

Nicolas AurelianiNicolas Aureliani

Nicolas grew up learning the craft of making comics from his father. His dad, Franco, is the award winning writer and artist of Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy, and Aw Yeah Comics. Comic conventions are nothing new for Nicolas. He’s helped out with workshops for the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, doing live drawing and encouraging kids to join in the giant drawing jam session known as Groove is in the Art. Nicolas is a 16-year-old with a brightly huge imagination. It shines through in every one of his crazy comic creations. Zombie Cat, Frankenbug, and Unicornea are some characters he helped create for Aw Yeah Comics. Nicolas also wrote stories for the two Aw Yeah Comics paperback collections published by Dark Horse. “I hope to do more with the characters I have created and make tons more,” said the young creator. We can’t wait to see more!

2015 Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest

baltimore comic conThe Baltimore Comic-Con and Stylin Online “Tower of T-shirts” proudly present the highly-demanded and hugely popular Annual Costume Contest.

This year, the adult costume contest is being held on Saturday, September 26th at 3:00pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm or their deposit will be forfeit. Prejudging will start at 2:00pm and will be split into amateur and professional contests.

The children’s costume contest will be held on Sunday, September 27th at 2:30pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm.


  • Adult – “Professional” ($10 Entry Fee)
    • Those working a job involving building or fabricating costumes.
    • Those who make costumes or pieces for casual sale (eBay, etc.).
    • Those who have won an award at a costume contest at any convention.
    • Those that have been invited based on Cosplay.
  • Adult – “Amateur” ($5 Entry Fee)
    • Any adult 18 years or older that does not meet the above requirements.
  • Kids (Free)
    • Ages 17 and under.



Overall Best Costume

$1,000 Grand Prize in Cash for Professional and $500.00 in Cash for Amateur


Prizes in each of the streamlined Professional Adult categories:

$250 in cash for 1st Place

$150 in cash for 2nd Place

$100 in cash for 3rd Place


Prizes in each of the streamlined Amateur Adult categories:

$150 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$75 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

$50 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 3rd Place


Group category (winning groups divide prize amount between members):

$200 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$150 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place


Fan-Favorite as voted on by those in attendance for the Costume Contest:

$150 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate

Kids Prizes in each of the Newborn to Age 11 and Age 12 to Age 17 categories:

$100 Grand Prize in Cash

$75 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$50 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

$20 StylinOnline.com Gift Certificate for 3rd Place

Each winner will also receive free admittance to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2016 and both Adult Grand Prize Winners will be asked to judge the 2016 contest!


  1. All participants must have Baltimore Comic-Con admission wristband or badge (this includes Associate, Dealer, Press, and other specialty badges). Members of Baltimore Comic-Con staff are ineligible to compete.
  2. Participants can register at any time up to 1pm on Saturday or Sunday for the respective Costume Contests by visiting the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby.
  3. All participants will be required to sign a permission/release/waiver form to participate in the contest. Minors under 18 years of age may participate only if a permission/release form signed by the minor’s legal guardian is provided. Forms are available at the Costume Contest Booth (see #2 above).
  4. Pictures will be taken during judging of all participants and throughout the costume contest and will be the property of Baltimore Comic-Con.
  5. All costumes must abide by the rules of Baltimore Comic-Con, including but not limited to the Baltimore Comic-Con Weapons and Harassment policies. If a policy violation is discovered, that entry will be disqualified.
  6. Professionally made or rented costumes are prohibited.
  7. Costumes that have won any major awards at any convention may not be entered in the Hall Costume Contest unless major (50% or more) work has been improved or worked over with photographic proof of the changes.
  8. No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed in the Baltimore Convention Center.
  9. No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume design.
  10. Groups from the same series are welcome to enter, but random characters from different series are discouraged. Groups will be considered as one entry and the winners will receive one prize to share.
  11. Each contestant may present (wear) only one costume, or a group of people may wear one costume at the same time (i.e., a large costume that requires several people inside to move it).
  12. All entrants are encouraged to bring reference material for their costume. Not all judges know all characters, so it is in everyone’s best interest to bring a color picture (or several) if possible. The reference should depict the details of the costume you are presenting. Please do not ask to e-mail or print out references at the convention.
  13. Costumes will be judged on a variety of criteria, including craftsmanship and overall effect.
  14. All judges’ decisions of the costume contest are final.

Dynamite’s Baltimore Comic-Con Panels, Convention Exclusives, and Booth Guests

Dynamite Logo - B&WDynamite Entertainment is heading to next week’s Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place from September 25th through 27th at the Baltimore Convention Center. Dynamite, a leading publisher of comic books and graphic novels, will host a booth, welcome creator guests for signings, highlight their current and upcoming projects in two separate panels, offer eight exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con comic books, and debut retro Vampirella t-shirts and Will Eisner’s The Spirit prints to attending fans.

Joseph Michael Linsner, the creator of Dawn and writer/artist on the Dawn/Vampirella miniseries, will be Dynamite’s featured guest at the show, available for signings exclusively at the Dynamite booth. The publisher will also welcome the complete creative team of Will Eisner’s The Spirit (including the Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Matt Wagner of Grendel fame, artist Dan Schkade, and colorist Brennan Wagner). Additional creator guests will appear at the booth; fans are encouraged to follow Dynamite’s social media for the latest updates and signing times.

Dynamite Entertainment: The Next 10 Years

Friday, September 25th, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Join the Dynamite gang and their star-studded line-up of editorial and creative talent for an hour of explosive power! From James Bond to Red Sonja, Grumpy Cat to Vampirella, Dynamite will cover it all! What faraway threats imperil John Carter, the hero of Ron Marz’s Warlord of Mars comics? What terrors and triumphs are in store for the goddess Dawn and monster hunter Vampirella, courtesy of Joseph Michael Linsner’s wild imagination? How does Francesco Francavilla turn in some of the most captivating cover artwork, month-in and month-out, for Dynamite titles like The Avenger and James Bond? Such juicy insights are just a taste of what’s in store at Dynamite’s “Next Ten Years” panel – as well as the latest Dynamite news and answers to all your burning questions!

The Spirit 75th Anniversary Panel

Saturday, September 26th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Join the Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner (Grendel, The Shadow), artist Dan Schkade (Sam Hannibal), and colorist Brennan Wagner (The Shadow: Year One) for a celebratory event seventy-five years in the making! You’ll be amazed at the insight offered up by these exceptional storytellers as they discuss the creative legacy of industry legend Will Eisner and his most iconic character, The Spirit. Also, the audience will be invited to ask questions, so be sure to brush up beforehand on the adventures of Danny Colt, Sand Saref, The Octopus, and more! Comic book fans will be excited to know that special San Diego Comic-Con exclusive variants of two of Dynamite’s most highly anticipated comic books will be available at the show.

Comic book fans will be excited to know that special Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive variants of Dynamite’s most highly anticipated comic books will be available at the Dynamite show booth.

  • Alice Cooper vs. Chaos #1 – Alice Cooper “Photo” Edition
  • Aliens / Vampirella #1 — Javier Garcia-Miranda “Xenomorph Design” Edition
  • Bob’s Burgers (Ongoing) #1 – Mario D’Anna
  • Bob’s Burgers (Ongoing) #1 – Mario D’Anna “Virgin Art” Edition
  • Bob’s Burgers (Ongoing) #2 – Brittany McCarthy
  • Red Sonja / Conan #1 – Sean Chen
  • Voltron: From the Ashes #1 – Alex Milne “Black & White” Edition
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 – Dan Schkade “Artboard” Edition
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