Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 Third Annual Costume Contest!

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Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 Third Annual Costume Contest and More!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 4, 2011 – In addition to the all-star line-up of talent scheduled at this year’s 12th Baltimore Comic-Con, the show will host their third annual costume contest … back by HUGE demand!  This year, the event will be held Saturday and it will be larger than ever!

Costume Contest pic 2010

Baltimore Comic-Con 2010 photo by Jason Taylor

“After a second year of an outstanding costume contest, where we literally had to break down walls to meet demand – we are thrilled to bring it back in 2011,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter, “and we were totally caught off-guard when hundreds entered last year.  For the second straight year, the contestants and audience overflowed the planned contest room.”  He went on to add, “This year, we are planning for it to grow again.  We are taking it up a notch this year by getting an even larger space!”

The $1,000 grand prize will be awarded to the best over-all costume at the event, including all of the over-13 and under-13 categories.  Category winners will win a $100 gift certificate to Cards, Comics and Collectibles of Reisterstown, Maryland.  Additionally, all category winners will receive ONE pass to see an Avengers movie sneak preview, and a free two-day pass to the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con.

War Machine costume contest 2010Our categories will include the following:

Best Male (over 13) Superhero
Best Male (over 13) Non-Superhero

Best Female (over 13) Superhero
Best Female (over 13) Non-Superhero

Best Group (majority of members over 13)

Best Male (under 13) Superhero
Best Male (under 13) Non-Superhero

Best Female (under 13) Superhero
Best Female (under 13) Non-Superhero

     Best Group (majority of members under 13)
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations
harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

A panel of celebrity media judges will determine the contest winners, including some world-famous comic book creators!

The contest will start at 1pm on Saturday, August 20th at the Baltimore Convention Center!  Registration will begin as soon as the show opens at 10:00am.  Contest Registration forms will be handed out at all ticket booths for all patrons interested in entering the costume contest to further speed the registration process.  Over 13 registration will cost $5.  Under-13 registration will be free.

PLEASE NOTE: NO WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THE CONVENTION CENTER.  Do not bring real swords, guns, or any other type of an authentic weapon!!! Only props allowed!!!

Guests

A complete list of confirmed guests for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con can be found here.

Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2012!

That’s right! Mark your calendars now for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place the weekend of September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center, and we’ll see YOU in Baltimore!

illseeyouinbaltimore_2011_200x200Attending the Baltimore Comic-Con? Show your support online!

Simply change your social network (Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.) avatar pictures to the “See You in Baltimore!” image and let the world know you’re attending the show!

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21st.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.