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Baltimore Comic Con 2014: MST3K’s Joel Hodgson to Host the Baltimore Comic-Con/StylinOnline.com Costume Contest!

Joel Hodgson 1The Baltimore Comic-Con is welcoming Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, as the host of the Baltimore Comic-Con/StylinOnline.com Costume Contest! Hodgson will also be joined onstage by comedian Matt McGinnis.

Joel Hodgson is best known for creating the Peabody Award-winning movie-riffing sci-fi series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was also the host of the series for the first 100 episodes. Joel started out in show business as a stand-up comedian and appeared on HBO’s Young Comedians Special as well as the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Joel currently does the voice of “Mayor Dewey” on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. Joel recently completed six years of touring with the original cast of MST3K in Cinematic Titanic.

Joel Hodgson 2In addition to the hosting the costume contest, Hodgson will also have a Spotlight Panel Saturday from 11:00-12:00 in the Ballroom. He will be at the Baltimore Comic-Con all three days, signing autographs and taking photos with fans.

The Baltimore Comic-Con/StylinOnline.com Costume Contest is on Sunday, September 7th, beginning at 1:00pm.

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

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Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Manley, Montclare, and Reeder Attend

grimm fairy talesThe Baltimore Comic-Con, takes place this Friday-Sunday, September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is still not done announcing guests! The convention has announced the addition of Tommy Castillo, Mike Manley, Brandon Montclare, and Amy Reeder.

Tommy Castillo has been lending pencils and paints to the comics, gaming, and entertainment fields for many years now. His artwork has graced the pages of such titles as DC Comics’ Detective Comics, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Toe Tags, Devil’s Due’s Evil Ernie, and Zenoscope Entertainment’s Grimm Fairy Tales. He has lately been seen working on the Kickstarter-funded adaptation of 100 Days of Death and has taught drawing workshops in Orlando, FL. You can find him in Booth #A42-A43.

justice league adventuresOriginally from Detroit, MI, Mike Manley has taken his skill as an artist and established a diverse career for himself. He has worked for major comic book publishers like Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. He has worked in animation, both storyboarding and working on production art. He launched his own publishing outlet in Action Planet where his character Monsterman saw print, and later ActionPlanet.com where you could find his award-winning webcomic, G.I.R.L. Patrol. He is the founder and editor of Draw! Magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing, an Eisner-nominated publication with practical articles on art creation. He has taught at numerous institutions’ art programs, including Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Lately, you can see his art in the syndicated comic strip Judge Parker and you can find him at the show in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, Booth #3000.

rocketgirlBrandon Montclare got his start in the comics industry editing books at TokyoPop. While there, he also penned Private School before moving on to an editorial role at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. He later went on to work with one of the artists under his editorial purview at Vertigo, Amy Reeder, on a Kickstarter-funded one-shot, Halloween Eve, which was published by Image Comics. Leveraging Kickstarter again as a successful approach to comics creation, he again teamed with Reeder on Rocket Girl, an ongoing creator-owned series that launched and is currently published through Image Comics.

 The Eisner Award-nominated Amy Reeder initially caught the attention of the comics industry in TokyoPop’s Rising Stars of Manga competition, eventually writing and illustrating the publisher’s Fool’s Gold title. Moving over to more mainstream comics, batwomanReeder worked on DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, providing art duties on Madame Xanadu. This led to even higher profile work with DC proper on the title Batwoman, as well as variant covers for Supergirl. You can find her art gracing the pages and covers of Marvel Comics’ Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man, Image Comics’ Rocket Girl, Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja, and Valiant Comics’ Harbinger. See Amy at the show in Booth #421.

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: James Asmus (Quantum & Woody); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl); Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Tom Brevoort (AXIS); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalapolis); Frank Cammuso (Otto’s Backwards Day); Darrenn Canton (Tunnels & Trolls); Greg Capullo (Batman); Richard Case (Sandman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Amy Chu (Girls Night Out); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side); Steve Conley (Bloop); Jamie Cosley (Cody the Cavalier); Tyler Cosley (AlakaZach); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Jeremy Dale (Skyward); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Dan Didio (Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); Tom Feister (G.I. Joe); David Finch (Forever Evil); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!); Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Katie Gallagher (Zoey and Ketchup): SL Gallant (GI JOE); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark); Chris Giarrusso (G-Man); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Allan Gross (Road Song); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl); Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshly); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Marc Hempel (Sandman: The Kindly Ones); Travis Hill (Adventure Time); Andy Hirsch (Regular Show); Joel Hodgson (MST3K); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Laura Innes (The Dreamer); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future’s End); Collin Kelly (Hacktivist); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist); Norman Lee (Iron Man Special); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Laura Martin (Uncanny Avengers); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Peter Mayhew (Star Wars’ Chewbacca); Mark McKenna (Banana Tail); Mike McKone (Ultimate FF); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Pop Mhan (All-New X-Factor); Al Milgrom (Marvel Fanfare); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!); Denny O’Neil (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight); Chris Otto (A Dog’s Life); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); Missy Pena (Bee and Puppycat); Andrew Pepoy (Life with Archie); George Perez (George Perez’s Sirens); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers); Cary Pietsch (Bravest Warriors); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ron Randall (Trekker in Dark Horse Presents); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Brian Reber (Unity); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts); Joe Rubinstein (The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe); Andy Runton (Owly); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Gregg Schigiel (Spongebob Squarepants Comics); Jeff Schultz (Archie Comics); Louise Simonson (Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Mark Sparacio (Omega Paradox); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla); Paul D. Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Serenity: Leaves of the Wind); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story); Ben Taylor (A Dog’s Life); Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); James Tynion IV (The Woods); Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft); Brennan Wagner (The Shadow: Year One); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Lee Weeks (Daredevil); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Mike Wolfer (Friday the 13th); Rich Woodall (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

Unfortunately, Frank Barbiere, Eddy Barrows, Jimmy Cheung, Rachel Deering, Agnes Garbowska, Keith Giffen, and David Mack have had to cancel.

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Retailers Offer Something for Everyone

baltimore comic con logoIn addition to the stellar line-up of creative talent booked for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, the convention has more than 130 retailers who will be exhibiting over the three-day show.

Looking for those few missing back issues complete a collection? Trying to track down that hard-to-find collectible? Looking for an amazing variant cover to get signed by one of our guests? Well, look no further! From the Golden Age to the Modern Age, and everything in between, fans can find what they are looking for in the dealer section of the show floor. Vintage comics, apparel, toys, trade paperbacks, and hardcover collections are just a few of the types of items that are available from a great selection of retailers and exhibitors.

To kick off the Baltimore Comic-Con, Diamond Comic Distributors will be hosting a breakfast for retailers on Friday morning in the Ballroom of the Baltimore Convention Center. Interested retailers will need to preregister with their Diamond Comic reps.

Retailers who will be in attendance for this year’s show include: A to Z Comics; A to Z Toys; Aaron & Bob’s Fanzines & Comics; Anthony’s Comicbook Art; AJW Stuff; Albert Moy Artwork; All-American Comics; Apocalypse Comics; Backroom Comics; Basement Comics; Beyond Comics; Big Ben’s Comix Oasis; Big Papa’s Collectibles; Big Planet Comics; Bill’s Books and More; Blade Daddy;Block Party Bricks; Bob Cook; Capital Sports & Décor; Cards, Comics, and Collectibles; Cavalier Comics; CGC; Charm City Games; Chuck’s Comics; CKRTLAB Toys; Clandestine Comics; Collector’s Castle; Collector’s Corner; The Comic Certification Service; Comic Book College; The Comic Book Shop; Comic X-plosion; ComicLink; ComicLock; Comics & Gaming; Comics to Astonish; Comics World; Comics4Less; Cooper’s Cave Games; Copper Age Kids; Cosmic Comix & Toys; Crazy Ed’s; Cross Country Collectibles; Culture and Thrills; Dave’s Comics; Dave & Adam’s Card World; Dimension Decals; Dimension X Comics; Doctor Who Store; Earl Shaw Comics; Endzone Collectibles; Frame Monkey; Frazetta Prints 4U; Freak Division; Fuzzy Comics; Geeked Out Fitness; Gem City Books; The Gemini Company, Inc.; Graham Crackers Comics; Greg Reece’s Rare Comics; Harley Yee Rare Comics; Heroes and Damsels; Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find; Heroic Fine Art; HighGradeComics.com; HKT / MugenToys.com; Hot Flips; It Cosplay; J. and J. Enterprises; Jason Hamlin; J. C. Comics; Jennifer’s Place; John Haines Rare Comics; Katz Komix; Killer Kollectibles; Kung-Fu Grip Toys; Larry’s Comics; Laughing Ogre; Lehigh Valley Comics and Games; Level Up Studios; LJB Toys; Mario’s Comics; Metropolis Comics; Moderately Subliminal; Motor City Comics; Mr. Weekends Posters; Murph’s; Nerds Comictopia; New Age Discoveries; New Force; New World Toys and Collectibles; Nikelspot Comics; North Coast Nostalgia; Nostalgia Zone; Outer Rim Toys / Out of the Toy Box Jewelry; Painted Visions Comics; Pix Posters / Rock N’ Reel; Plunder Palace; Poetic Earth Handmade Journals; Pop Fun; Premiere Collectibles; Reggie’s Comics and Collectibles; Robbie’s Comics; SharpComics.com; Soundtrack; Starz ‘N’ Cars; Stormwatch Comics; StylinOnline; Supah! Comics; Super Villain Comics; Superworld Comics; Terry’s Comics; Third Eye Comics; Timber Grove Traders; Tokyo Sky; Tomorrow’s Treasures; Toy Heaven; ToyNK.com; Toytastik; Trilogy Shop; TvsTreasurechest; Ultimate Comics; Universal Comics; Victory Comics Group; Warp 9; Warthawg Comics; Welcome Back Comics; Well Played Clothing; World’s Greatest Comics; and Zapp Comics.

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: James Asmus (Quantum & Woody); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl); Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Tom Brevoort (AXIS); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalapolis); Frank Cammuso (Otto’s Backwards Day); Darrenn Canton (Tunnels & Trolls); Greg Capullo (Batman); Richard Case (Sandman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Amy Chu (Girls Night Out); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side); Steve Conley (Bloop); Jamie Cosley (Cody the Cavalier); Tyler Cosley (AlakaZach); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Jeremy Dale (Skyward); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Dan Didio (Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); Tom Feister (G.I. Joe); David Finch (Forever Evil); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!); Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Katie Gallagher (Zoey and Ketchup): SL Gallant (GI JOE); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark); Chris Giarrusso (G-Man); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Keith Giffen (The New 52: Future’s End); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Allan Gross (Road Song); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl); Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshly); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Marc Hempel (Sandman: The Kindly Ones); Travis Hill (Adventure Time); Andy Hirsch (Regular Show); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Laura Innes (The Dreamer); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future’s End); Collin Kelly (Hacktivist); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist); Norman Lee (Iron Man Special); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Laura Martin (Uncanny Avengers); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Mark McKenna (Banana Tail); Mike McKone (Ultimate FF); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Pop Mhan (All-New X-Factor); Al Milgrom (Marvel Fanfare); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!); Denny O’Neil (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight); Chris Otto (A Dog’s Life); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); Missy Pena (Bee and Puppycat); Andrew Pepoy (Life with Archie); George Perez (George Perez’s Sirens); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers); Cary Pietsch (Bravest Warriors); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ron Randall (Trekker in Dark Horse Presents); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Brian Reber (Unity); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts); Joe Rubinstein (The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe); Andy Runton (Owly); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Gregg Schigiel (Spongebob Squarepants Comics); Jeff Schultz (Archie Comics); Louise Simonson (Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Mark Sparacio (Omega Paradox); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla); Paul D. Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Serenity: Leaves of the Wind); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story); Ben Taylor (A Dog’s Life); Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); James Tynion IV (The Woods); Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft); Brennan Wagner (The Shadow: Year One); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Lee Weeks (Daredevil); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Mike Wolfer (Friday the 13th); Rich Woodall (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

Frank Barbiere, Eddy Barrows, Jimmy Cheung, Rachel Deering, Agnes Garbowska, and David Mack have had to cancel.

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Fulcrum Publishing Heads to the Show

Fulcrum Publishing is debuting a new series of nonfiction graphic novels on September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Comic-Con at Booth #2302! Fulcrum strives to create books which provide the tools for forward motion and learning. Their graphic novel collection will serve as a visual and engaging medium through which to inform and shape minds. Fulcrum graphic novels draw history to life!

Artists

Matt Dembicki is the editor of Wild Ocean, Trickster, District Comics, and Captive of Friendly Cove to be published Winter 2015. Joel Christian Gill is the author of Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and the forthcoming Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, to be published October 2014. Jason Rodriguez is a contributor to District Comics and editor of the forthcoming Colonial Comics to be published October 2014.

Teaching with Comics Panel:

Friday, September 5th 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm: Joel Christian Gill, author of Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and the upcoming Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, and Jason Rodriguez, editor of the forthcoming Colonial Comics: New England 1620-1750 will be conducting a panel about teaching history through comics. These two authors will be discussing the art of constructing a nonfiction graphic novel and how they can be used as educational tools.

Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

Fulcrum Publishing

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Hero Initiative Plans Massive Events

hero baltimoreThe Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is hitting the Baltimore Comic-Con in a massive way. Hero will be at booth #1601 Sept. 5-7 with exclusive creators, signings, and more!

Hero will be the only place to find legendary writer Dennis O’Neil and longtime fabled Marvel artist and editor Al Milgrom. Look for them all weekend long at booth #1601.

Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 will also be on sale at Baltimore, and ALL three artists who created the cover will be on hand for a special signing! Penciler Herb Trimpe, inker Tom Palmer, and colorist Laura Martin will be at the Hero booth Saturday from 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. It’s your PERFECT chance to get this great limited edition signed by three comic greats!

wendi goFans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 11 top creators. Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Cliff Chiang, Alan Davis, Dan Jurgens, Ron Marz, Bob McLeod, Al Milgrom, Mark Morales, Denny O’Neil, Tom Palmer, Brian Pulido, and Herb Trimpe! Bring your books to the CGC booth, #707, no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!

marvel boot campAnd Marvel Comics SVP-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort is dropping the knowledge for Hero! Tom’s Marvel Boot Camp panel at the con will be a special, ticketed-only seminar in which Tom gives the same training lecture he gives the Marvel editorial staff. Find out the real Marvel method of storytelling and important tricks of the trade! Tickets are available ONLY at the Hero booth, and the seminar lasts a whopping two hours, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

Finally, make sure your evening is covered with a trip to the Harvey Awards! Hero Initiative is awarding its Lifetime Achievement Award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award as part of the festivities. Be on hand to see who’s earned the hardware!

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Help Patients Battling Blood Cancer

delete blood cancerSeth Kushner is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, and a proud member of the Bay Ridge community, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their almost-five-year-old son. Seth grew up knowing he wanted to be an artist and began a career as a photographer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, and other publications. Published books include The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, and upcoming New York Comics. Seth is co-founder of TripCity.net, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions, an independent publishing imprint.

Back in April, Seth was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and was told he needed a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully, Seth has found a bone marrow match and a transplant has been scheduled, but there are many other patients out there that need your help. Seth and his family and friends are encouraging everyone to become someone’s real-life hero.

Become a registered bone marrow donor at the Baltimore Comic-Con . All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life!

Seth speaks with his son on FaceTime every morning and draws one superhero per day, which Terra brings home for their son. Seth stays positive and is confident he will beat his disease.

ART AUCTION
The art created for the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction at 5pm on Saturday, September 6th in our Main hall, with art displayed in the Exclusives Booth throughout the day. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to Seth Kushner and his fight against leukemia. Seth is a frequent guest of the Baltimore Comic-Con and we are looking forward to his return to the show in 2015! To learn more about Seth and to contribute to his cause, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/d8gc2o.

DELETE BLOOD CANCER FACTS
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS was founded in the U.S. in 2004 and is the U.S. arm of DKMS, the German bone marrow donor center. DKMS was started by a family whose search for a donor inspired 68,000 people to register in just one year. Today, Delete Blood Cancer and DKMS make up the world’s largest bone marrow donor center with branches around the globe that have registered more than 4 million donors and provided more than 40,000 patients with potentially life-saving transplants.

In the U.S., Delete Blood Cancer has registered more than 500,000 potential donors and facilitated over 1,500 life-saving transplants. We have registered more than 100,000 new donors per year in the past two years. But they’re not stopping there. They lead the fight against blood cancer by working with families, communities, and organizations to recruit more donors and provide more patients with second chances at life.

Delete Blood Cancer is dedicated to their mission of building a critical mass of bone marrow and blood stem cell donors for patients in need. By educating about the donation process, demonstrating the impact of donation, and providing support and counsel to their patients and donors, they serve to grow their donor center and, ultimately, help more people.

The donors they register are added to the Be The Match® Registry, the official registry of the United States operated by the National Marrow Donor Program®. This registry currently includes more than 11 million donors, of which more than 38 percent have been recruited by Delete Blood Cancer and DKMS combined.

Register online at deletebloodcancer.org, text DELETE to 20222 to donate $5, contribute at deletebloodcancer.org, or fund raise via firstgiving.com/dkms.

Delete Blood Cancer will be exhibiting at the Baltimore Comic-Con in booth #2503. Please stop by to learn how you can help!

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: BOOM!’s Panels and Exclusives

BOOM! Studios announced today their panels and exclusives for Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland during the weekend of September 5-7.

BOOM! will have several Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive variant covers available for purchase for $10.00 at the booth (#2001) while supplies last including Steven Universe #1 illustrated by Amber Rogers, RoboCop #1 illustrated by Mike Henderson, and George Pérez’s Sirens #1 illustrated by George Pérez. Check out the covers of them below.

Making its convention debut at Baltimore Comic-Con will be KaBOOM!’s Adventure Time Vol. 4 Mathematical Enchiridion Edition hardcover ($50.00), a premium edition of the fourth collection of the award-winning comics based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series created by Pendleton Ward. The book is enclosed in a die-cut leather casewrap and features a new cover image by Zachary Sterling.

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at Baltimore Comic-Con:

Peanuts and Beyond: The Other Side of Charles M. Schulz
Sat., September 6, 1pm-2pm, Ballroom (4th floor)
In this presentation by Karen Johnson (Director, Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center), discover unpublished artworks by Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz. Drawn from the collection of his namesake museum in Santa Rosa, California, this discussion will be highlighted by his childhood art, travel sketches, drawings for friends, and conceptual sketches of Snoopy and the Gang. BOOM! Studios’ Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon will look at Schulz’s legacy as seen in KaBOOM!’s Peanuts ongoing comic book series.

We Are BOOM!
Sat., September 6, 3pm-4pm, Room 339-434
Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios, highlighted by the release of our first feature film 2 Guns (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, along with George Pérez (George Pérez’s Sirens), James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic), Marguerite Bennett (Sleepy Hollow, Butterfly), and Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Incorruptible) as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.

What Does an Editor Do?
Sat., September 6, 5pm-6pm, Room 347-348
Something comics fans always wonder about is what an editor does. And with all the changes in comics over the years, how has the editor’s job changed? Find out here as former DC editors Paul Levitz and Bob Greenberger, editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing of Marvel Comics Tom Brevoort, editor and Art Director at DC Comics Mark Chiarello, BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon, and Valiant’s Editor In Chief Warren Simons talk editing!

Big Trouble in Little China #1 illustrated by Frank Cho George Pérez’s Sirens #1 illustrated by George Pérez Steven Universe #1 illustrated by Amber Rogers

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Rafer Roberts, Gail Simone, and Matt Wilson

harbingerBaltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore‘s Inner Harbor Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th at the Baltimore Convention Center! You thought they couldn’t squeeze a few more guests into their already-packed room? Think again! They’re welcoming Rafer Roberts, Gail Simone, and Matthew Wilson too!

Rafer Roberts first made a name for himself with his self-published, underground title Plastic Farm, published since 2001. More recently, he has found increasing mainstream exposure, with stories in the Dark Horse anthology, the Harvey-nominated Once Upon a Time Machine, the New York Times best-selling FUBAR anthology from FUBAR Press, and back-up stories in Valiant’s X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, and a future issue of Unity. More of his work will see print in IDW’s Imaginary Drugs and Locust Moon’s Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream anthologies.

red sonjaGail Simone is a critically acclaimed, fan-favorite writer of comic books and animation. She has written classic runs on such titles as Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Deadpool, Secret Six, and Action Comics. Her creator-owned graphic novel, Leaving Megalopolis, created with co-creator and artist Jim Calafiore, was the highest funded straight comics project in Kickstarter history. She has written animation for Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider, Brave and the Bold, and Justice League United, and is currently working on the comics Tomb Raider, Red Sonja, and several creator-owned projects. In addition to appearing at the Dynamite Entertainment booth over the weekend, Simone will serve as Keynote Speaker at this year’s Harvey Awards on Saturday, September 6th.

young avengersMatthew Wilson is an art school graduate with a degree in Sequential Art. His color palettes have graced the pages of numerous books from multiple publishers, including DC Comics Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, and Batman ’66, Marvel Comics’ Secret Avengers, Uncanny X-Force, Moon Knight, and Young Avengers, Dark Horse’s Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle, The Guild: Fawkes, and Deep Gravity, Image’s The Wicked + The Divine, Suburban Glamour, and Phonogram: The Singles Club, BOOM! Studios’ Snarked, Pale Horse, and The Rinse, and many, many others.

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Hermes Press Heads to the Show

the phantom #1Hermes Press is coming to the Baltimore Comic-Con and is bringing the all-­new The Phantom with them!

Hermes Press has previously published Howard Chaykin’s Buck Rogers, and now they are bringing The Phantom back to the comic scene with writer Peter David and artist Sal Velluto! Hermes Press will be hosting a panel at the convention Friday from 2­-3 pm that is celebrating this comic icon and the all-new story that is set to come out this October. The panel will feature a special documentary that was first presented at the San Diego Comic-Con, and will feature interviews and presentations by Peter David and Sal Velluto, as well as publisher Daniel Herman.

Make sure to drop by the booth (#2201) and see a digital sample of The Phantom comic book. Also available at the booth will be copies of the sold­-out Buck Rogers: Grievous Angels by Howard Chaykin, George Wunder’s Terry and the Pirates Volume 1, and the Murphy Anderson’s Buck Rogers: The Complete Sundays. All other merchandise will be discounted and includes a host of back catalog material.

There will also be a free commemorative poster for Issue #1 of The Phantom available at the booth, designed by Sal Velluto.

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Sunday Programming Features Marvel Boot Camp, Spotlights Mayhew, Hughes, Sohn!

baltimore comic con 2014Baltimore Comic-Con takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 5th, 6th, and 7th for our 15th annual show! Here’s the final piece of the puzzle — the Sunday 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con panel schedule, including all of the Kids Love Comics panels! The big event of the day is the Costume Contest, but there’s lots more!

Peter Mayhew, who plays the Wookiee Chewbacca, joins us for a very special spotlight panel. You can also learn what art inspires Adam Hughes and Allison Sohn in a spotlight panel.

Ever want to get into comics? Then make sure you get to the Marvel Boot Camp panel, as Marvel’s SVP-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort shares with the public the training indoctrination lecture he gives to the Marvel editorial staff. This is a ticketed panel with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative. Tickets will be available at the Hero Initiative Booth #1601 for $10.

Creators take a look at a fan-favorite character in A Wolverine Celebration on the eve of Logan’s demise in The Death of Wolverine.

Take a look at the complete listings for all the Sunday panel goodness!

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11:00-1:00Marvel Boot Camp
To benefit the Hero Initiative, this special ticketed seminar takes you behind the scenes into the inner philosophy of Marvel Publishing, as SVP-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort shares with the public the training indoctrination lecture he gives to the Marvel editorial staff. Revealing how Marvel editors think about the business of storytelling as well as inside secrets and tricks-of-the-trade, this lecture will be followed up, as time permits, with an open Q&A in which attendees can probe Tom’s mind on any and all questions relating to finding a career in the industry. And the proceeds all go to an excellent cause! Tickets will be available throughout the show at the Hero Initiative Booth #1601 for $10.

1:00-2:00Portfolio Review
What exactly is a portfolio review? What should you prepare? Find out here as Dave Bullock, Craig Rousseau, and Chris Kemple talk about portfolio reviews. Plus, the panelists will do as many portfolio reviews as time allows.

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11:00-12:00Comic Book Diner: Building Worlds in Comic Storytelling
The Comic Book Diner booth mates John Gallagher, Jamar Nicholas, and Mark Mariano are joined by David Petersen of Mouse Guard. Together, they’ll discuss how world-building deepens the story and enriches your comic’s setting.

12:00-1:00Kickstarting Your Comic Dreams
Thinking of doing a Kickstarter to fund your project? Here’s your chance to get insights on running a successful campaign from beginning to end. Learn the critical things you need to do before, during, and after running your Kickstarter, and tips and tricks to not only improve your odds of success, but also making your life easier in the process!

2:00-3:00Mort Weisinger and the Witch of Metropolis
Appearing in Action Comics #1, along with Superman, was reporter Lois Lane. She and the Man of Steel have appeared in thousands of comics since their debut in 1938. In almost all of her media incarnations, she is known for being a determined reporter and Superman’s main love interest. However, her personality has varied radically over time, depending on her writers and the cultural mores of the era which were changing dramatically during the 1950s and 1960s. At a time in pop culture when the Superman comic books reached millions, editor Mort Weisinger, who oversaw the adventures of the Superman books, imprinted his moral and social views on children worldwide. Weisinger, known to dictate most of the stories and all of the themes to his writers for nearly twenty years, used Lois Lane as a vehicle to express his own often-disturbing personal anxieties and fears about women, love, and the budding feminist movement. In this presentation, we will examine Weisinger’s personal life and the culture of his time to discuss how these attitudes were expressed in the comic books, artifacts which can be used to study gender both diachronically and synchronically.

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11:00-12:00A Conversation with Paul Levitz
Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman), executive (decades at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking), educator (The American Graphic Novel at Columbia University), and serves on the boards of BOOM! Studios and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Join Mark Waid for a lively Q&A about his multi-faceted career.

12:00-1:00Funny Animals Panel
Call them funny animals. Call them anthropomorphic. Either way, they’re humanized animals and they’ve been popular in stories for centuries for young and old alike. Creators Mark Buckingham (Fables), Steve Conley (Bloop), Steve Leialoha (Howard the Duck, Fables), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Andy Runton (Owly) talk about their work with funny animals in comics.

1:00-2:00Dynamite Pulps!
The Shadow, Doc Savage, The Avenger, and The Green Hornet: iconic heroes just as explosive now as they were during the ’30s and ’40s. Join writers Mark Waid (Green Hornet) and Michael Uslan (Justice Inc.) for an exciting look at the new age of Pulps. Find out what secrets are store for these classic crime fighters as Dynamite continues to pull out all the stops, and keep an eye out for surprise guests!

2:00-3:00A Wolverine Celebration
This month sees The Death of Wolverine. What better time to look back and celebrate this fan-favorite character? Join creators Herb Trimpe, Charles Soule, Joe Rubinstein, Frank Cho, and moderator Tom Brevoort as they look at Wolverine’s legacy.

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11:00-12:00Creating Colorful And Meaningful Characters For Your Comics & Novels
This panel will focus on the creation of ethnically diverse characters for people who write and illustrate. Moderated by Eric Cooper.

12:00-1:00CBLDF: Protecting The Kids’ Right to Read
Kids have rights too! As more outstanding comics for younger readers are published each year, the number of readers flocking to them is growing. But so are the challenges, evidenced by Bone and Captain Underpants showing up on the Top 10 Most Banned & Challenged Books list of 2013. So, what do creators and educators do to balance respecting the intelligence of young readers and the concerns of parents and community members? How do we protect kids and their rights at the same time? Jimmy Gownley and Meryl Jaffe, author of CBLDF’s Raising A Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read discuss in this panel moderated by CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.

1:00-2:00Breaking In and Staying In the Business
Candid observations and advice from writers and artists at different stages in their career. Featuring: Marguerite Bennett (DC/Marvel/BOOM! Studios/IDW), Amy Chu (DC/Vertigo), Laura Martin (Marvel/DC), Louise Simonson (DC/Marvel), and Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle – Dark Horse Comics).

2:00-3:00Adam Hughes & Allison Sohn
The work of Adam Hughes and Allison Sohn has inspired many fans, but what inspires them? Join them for a conversation with artist and chair of MICA’s Illustration Department Jose Villarrubia as they take a look at art they like.

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12:00-1:00Peter Mayhew Spotlight
Peter Mayhew is known by fans the world over for his portrayal of Chewbacca, the Wookiee co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, in Star Wars, The Empire Strike Back, Return of the Jedi, and more, including the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Join us for this special look at the life and career of Mr. Mayhew.

1:00-4:00Costume Contest
The fun begins at 1:00 pm! With $2,000 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! Adult Categories have a $5 entry fee per person. Registration is at Booth #1111.

KIDS LOVE COMICS 2014 PROGRAMMING
All programs take place at the Workshop Area at the Kids Love Comics Pavilion

11:00-12:00Alien Art with Dawn Griffin
In Dawn Griffin’s popular webcomic, Zorphbert & Fred, two aliens disguise themselves as dogs to experience life on earth. In this workshop, you’ll meet Dawn, learn how she creates her comic, and draw your own wacky alien!

12:00-1:00The Zany Faces of SpongeBob SquarePants with Gregg Schigiel
Learn how to draw SpongeBob SquarePants from the man who draws the SpongeBob comics! Gregg Schigiel gives young cartoonists an inside look on creating the many expressions of everyone’s favorite sponge!

1:00-2:00Doodle! Scribble! Draw! Hosted by Mark Mariano
Jason Horn & Lora Innes VS. Ben Caldwell & Frank Cammuso
Join in a frenetic game where you and professional comic artists pit your scribbles against one another in a series of improvisational drawing quests. Do you have the courage to doodle silly things for a crowd? And will the crowd have the imagination necessary to help the teams complete the quests and win the Doodle Scribble Draw championship belts?

2:00-3:00Superhero Factory: Cape and Mask Making
You won’t be able to fly and it won’t give you super powers, but you can still have fun making your own cape! PLUS, the best way to protect your secret identity is to make and wear your own superhero mask!

3:00-4:00The Imagination Aquarium with Jamar Nicholas
Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wet-suit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons!

4:00-5:00Groove Is In The Art with Mark Mariano and Chris O>Matic
The forecast is calling for a Jam Drawing with chances of Dance Outbursts in this exciting art experiment. Music can make us happy, make us cry, or invoke childhood memories, but what kind of drawings will it inspire? YOU can draw along side a bunch of guest artists with DJ Chris O>Matic spinning the tunes.

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