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Cosplay, D&D, Game Shows, Spies, Horror, Star Wars, and More at Baltimore Comic Con Live this Weekend

This weekend, enjoy the 1st annual Baltimore Comic-Con Live, a FREE ONLINE EVENT streaming October 23-25, 2020! Come check out retailers, exhibitors, artists alley, programming, and the Ringo Awards live! There’s an amazing range of topics in the 2020 virtual programming. Regardless of if you’re a cosplayer, a gamer, a movie buff, or just a reader, there’s sure to be something for you!

TERROR IN THE PAGES: Making a Horror Comic

Panelists: Afua Richardson, Tim Seely, Jeremy Haun, Mike Moreci, Jim Terry
Host: John Siuntres
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 2pm ET / 11am PT

We all love horror, especially the comic creators on this panel. Join us for a group chat to discuss everything we find chilling and downright terrifying in comics.

Afua Richardson

EVIL TED SMITH: Creating Foam Cosplay

Panelists: Evil Ted Smith
Host: Chuck Lindsey
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 3pm ET / 12pm PT

From Hunger Games to Pirates of the CaribbeanStar Trek to The Walking DeadEvil Ted has worked in the movie industry doing visual effects, prop, and model making for 28 years. In this LIVE demo, he will show you the secrets to making realistic cosplay pieces right at home.

EVIL TED SMITH

TOTALLY AWESOME COMIC BOOK GAMESHOW!!! (or “Stump Tom Brevoort”)

Panelists: Tom Brevoort
Host: Chuck Lindsey
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 4pm ET / 1pm PT

Watch as contestants compete in a Marvel Trivia Showdown to claim Ultimate Fandom Supremacy. Three rounds of gameshow action to see who knows more about comics than Marvel Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort.

Marvel logo

SPIES LIKE COMICS

Panelists: Stephanie Phillips, Jeff Parker, Brian Stelfreeze, Doug Wagner
Host: Robert Meyer Burnett
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 4pm ET / 1pm PT

From secret agents to international super criminals, spy comics have been a tent pole of the comic book genre from the very beginning. Join host Robert Meyer Burnett as he delves deep into everything we love about Spy Comics and the hottest titles currently on the shelves.

Stephanie Phillips

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Live Game

Panelists: Tom Akel, Jim Zub, Troy Little, Cecil Castellucci, Joel Daly
Host: Joel Daly
Saturday, October 24, 2020 – 11pm ET / 8pm PT

Join the most popular players LIVE for a D&D session for the ages. Dungeon Masters and Players include Tom AkelJim ZubTroy LittleCecil CastellucciJoel Daly, and Sal Crivelli.

Cecil Castellucci

WEB COMICS: What’s Next in Digital?

Panelists: Dean Haspiel, Sanford Greene, Megan Stevenson, Michael Son
Host: Tom Akel
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 12pm ET / 9am PT

Join Dean Haspiel (2017 Ringo Award winner for The Red Hook), Sanford Greene (2018 Ringo Award winner for 1000), Megan Stevenson (2020 Ringo nominee for The Croaking), and Tapas VP of Content Michael Son for a discussion with Rocketship Entertainment Publisher Tom Akel (Backchannel) on the evolving landscape of digital comics and how creators can evaluate their opportunities versus the traditional market.

Sanford Greene

AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN COMICS

Panelists: Stan Sakai, Dean Haspiel, Erica Schultz, with Dave Kelly and Alex Segura
Host: Gene Kannenberg, Jr.
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 3pm ET / 12pm PT

A discussion on how comics use the fantastic to tell deeply personal stories. Bucking the conventional wisdom that if you focus on fiction there’s no personal truth to it, this panel brings together creators who channel their own lives and experiences through the limitless potential of big characters and other worlds. Join 2020 Ringo nominees Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Erica Schultz (Forgotten Home), and Dave Kelly (Tales of the Night Watchman) with 2017 Ringo winner Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook) and Alex Segura (The Black Ghost, Co-President Archie Comics). Moderated by Gene Kannenberg, Jr.

Dean Haspiel

STAR WARS COMICS

Panelists: Charles Soule, Katie Cook, Greg Pak, Mike Moreci
Host: Alden Diaz
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 3pm ET / 12pm PT

Explore the world and history of Star Wars comics from the creators that know it best!!! Join host Alden Diaz for a very special look into a galaxy far far away with panelists Charles SouleKatie CookGreg Pak, and Mike Moreci.

Greg Pak

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #13

Usagi Yojimbo #13

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The assassins have discovered that Usagi is a traitor, intent on thwarting their plan to kill the Shogun’s emissary. They imprison the entire village in the storehouse and are ready to burn it with a moment’s notice if he does not go through with the plan. Usagi is able to release his old friends Mariko and Kenichi, but they cannot return with help in time to prevent the assassination.

Usagi Yojimbo #13

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #12

Usagi Yojimbo #12

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“The Return” Part 2 of 4. Usagi’s home village has been taken over by assassins intent on killing the shogun’s emissary to disgrace Lord Hikiji. With the emissary’s death will come retributions resulting in the death of the entire village. Usagi has to save the emissary but, in doing so, may have to save the reputation of the lord responsible for the death of his master.

Usagi Yojimbo #12

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #11

Usagi Yojimbo #11

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“The Return” Part 1 of 43. Usagi is back in his home province for a pilgrimage to his late lord’s gravesite, however wearing the Mifune clan crest in Lord Hikiji’s territory has made him an enemy. Now beaten and almost near death, he has made his way to the one place he had been avoiding-the village in which he grew up. Bittersweet memories awaken with his long-time love, until the village becomes embroiled in a plot to assassinate an emissary of the shogun.

Usagi Yojimbo #11

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #10

Usagi Yojimbo #10

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Jul 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Mon.” Long ago, Lord Hikiji defeated Usagi’s Lord Mifune to take control of the Northern Province. Usagi, now traveling through his home province, still wears the mon (a family crest) of his former lord. But, there are those who still remember the Great Wars with bitterness and threaten to kill any samurai loyal to Mifune. What happens when they come across Usagi?

Usagi Yojimbo #10

Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo Heads to Netflix with Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles

Usagi Yojimbo

Stan Sakai‘s long-running Usagi Yojimbo is getting animated! The comic character is coming to Netflix in a new animated series that mixes “modern high-tech images with classic Japanese references” called Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles.

Usagi Yojimbo launched in 1984 and has published over 215 issues, plus guest appearances in other series through a mix of publishers.

James Wan will be one of the executive producers of the CGI series which follows the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, a descendent of the warrior Miyamoto Usagi. Yuichi leads a “ragtag team of misfit heroes,” a bounty hunters, ninja, pickpocket, and pet lizard.

This isn’t the first time Sakai’s characters have become animated. Usagi appeared in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show as well as on the 2003 series for a few episodes and then again in season 3, season 4, and season 7, of the same series. Uasgi also appeared in the 2012 CGI TMNT series in the fifth season. A CGI adaptation of Usagi was initially announced on February 8, 2018 and was in the works by Gaumont Animation.

Sakai will also be an executive producer on the show along with Gaumont, Dark Horse Entertainment and Atomic Monster. Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Sidonie Dumas and Christophe Riandee also serve as EPs along with Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Chris Tongue and Atomic Monster’s Wan, Michael Clear and Rob Hackett.

Candie and Doug Langdale also are attached as showrunners and executive producers.

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