Baltimore Comic-Con Thanks Contributors to 2011’s Success
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 24, 2011 – The Baltimore Comic-Con would like to extend a gracious “Thank You!” to all of those who helped make our 12th annual show a success! The success of the show would not have been possible without the contributions of our exhibitors, guests, and staff. We would especially like to thank the fans that attended the weekend’s events. Without you, the show simply could not have happened!
Much of the show’s success was made possible by the attendance of our Guest of Honor, Stan Lee, who made his first appearance at the show this year. As a founding father of Marvel Comics, Lee’s presence was a great draw to fans, retailers, and guests alike. In addition to his appearance at the show for autographs and photos, Lee was also the focus of a special panel moderated by Jimmy Palmiotti.
We would also like to thank the guest charities who attended the show — the Hero Initiative, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBDLF), the Baltimore Human Society, and the ‘Ringo Scholarship Fund — who collectively raised over $14,000 to support their worthy causes.
“The CBLDF raised $5,000 at Baltimore Comic-Con thanks to the generosity of Baltimore’s incredible community of comics fans,” said Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. “We’re grateful to Marc Nathan and his entire team for putting one of the most enthusiastic and well-attended comics centric shows in the US, and for helping the CBLDF raise these much needed funds!”
“Our 12th annual show was our biggest show to date,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “After years of requests from fans to bring Stan Lee to Baltimore, 2011 seemed like the right time, and the weekend’s success proved it! We are elated with how well the fans received Stan and are already planning for what we can do to top this year’s show in 2012.”
With attendance up over last year, a very successful and enjoyable costume contest, and the sixth year hosting the Harvey Awards among the show’s highlights, the successes can barely be measured. We can’t wait to start making announcements for next year’s show!
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!
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th 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 September 8-9, 2012. 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 7 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.