Cornelia Tzana ‘17 / Emertainment Monthly Comic Book Assistant Editor
BOOM! Studios announced that it will be returning to the Charm City to participate at Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 25-27. The award-winning comic book publisher is once again proving its importance for the industry with 15 Harvey Award nominations. The Harvey Awards, whose winners will be announced during Baltimore Comic-Con on September 26, are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories and are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.
BOOM! Studios (Booth #2001) has planned an exciting series of panels and talent appearances for the convention. Find the full schedule below:
The World of Lantern City
Saturday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 4th Floor Ballroom
Lantern City is an exciting, new steampunk comic series just launched by Archaia and Macrocosm Entertainment, featuring wondrous settings, engaging characters, and of course, some great costumes. Come explore the development of the series and see exclusive behind-the-scenes content with co-creator Matthew James Daley, actor Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), and BOOM! editor Dafna Pleban, and learn what’s new with the development of the proposed television series. Moderated by BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik.
BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward
Saturday, September 26, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Room 339-342
2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Harvey Award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik, join Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable, Kingdom Come), J.G. Jones (Strange Fruit, Wanted), James Tynion IV (The Woods), Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men), Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes), and BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics.
Artist Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes) and writer Matthew Daley (Lantern City). In addition to signing, Allen will be sketching all weekend. For $30, fans can purchase a customized illustration of their choice by Allen on a blank sketch cover of a Lumberjanes comic.
Saturday, September 26
12:30-1:30pm Actor Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon A Time) and writer Matthew Daley will be signing Lantern City comics after their panel
2:00-5:00pm Raphael Sbarge, who stars in ABC’s Once Upon a Time, will also be available for autographs and photos in a designated Celebrity Autograph Area off the floor. Fans can consult the Baltimore Comic-Con program guide for the precise location.
Sunday, September 27
12:00-1:00pm Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable) and J.G. Jones (Strange Fruit)
3:00-4:00pm Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop) and Jonathan “Swifty” Lang (Plunder) will be signing after their panel
Other Talent (Fans should check at the booth at the show for a schedule) :
Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable)
J.G. Jones (Strange Fruit)
Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men)
Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl)
Justin Jordan (Deep State, John Flood)
Jerry Gaylord (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, Fanboys Vs. Zombies)
Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop)
Jimmy Palmiotti (Palmiotti & Brady’s The Con Job)
David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
Matthew Dow Smith (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches)
James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOLogy, the upcoming Cognetic.)
For tickets and more information on Baltimore Comic-Con, visit their site at baltimorecomiccon.com.
What events are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!