Friday, September 5, 2014

Dynamite Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary at Baltimore Comic-Con


Dynamite Entertainment is ten years old this year. It's quite an accomplishment for a publisher to reach the decade milestone and Dynamite feels the need to celebrate. And if bringing a slew of talent to Baltimore Comic-Con is how they celebrate, well, let's just say they're throwing a lavish gala. Booth #2005 will see a bevy of creators, including Gail Simone, Garth Ennis, John Cassaday, Mark Waid, Bill Willingham, Matt Wagner, Michael Uslan, Joseph Michael Linsner, Buz Hasson, Blair Smith, Christina Blanch, Duane Swierczynski, Frank Tieri, James Kuhoric, Ken Haeser, Michel Fiffeand Sean Chen.

The celebration continues through the weekend with panels focused around the company's past, present, and future. Fans will not want to miss:

The Matt Wagner Spotlight Panel (Room 339-342) on Saturday from 1-2pm.
The Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel (Room 339-342) on Saturday from 2-3pm, featuring Gail Simone, Garth Ennis, Frank Tieri, Mark Waid, Christina Blanch, Duane Swierczynski, John Cassaday, Bill Willingham, and Joseph Michael Linsner.
The Gail Simone Spotlight Panel (Room 349-350) on Saturday from 3-4pm.
The Garth Ennis Spotlight Panel (Room 349-350) on Saturday from 5-6pm.
The Dynamite Pulps Panel (339-342) on Sunday from 1-2pm, featuring Mark Waid, Michael Uslan, Francesco Francavilla, John Cassaday, and Matt Wagner.

Dynamite will also be offering one-of-a-kind convention exclusives to fans eager to get their hands on the latest and greatest from Dynamite Entertainment. Limited edition variants of Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 #1, Dawn/Vampirella #1, Justice, Inc. #1 and Grendel/The Shadow #1 will be made available for purchase, along with ultra-limited convention exclusive editions of Bob's Burgers #1, based on the Emmy Award-winning animated phenomenon and featuring the artwork of series artist Tony Gennaro. Convention attendees are encouraged to visit the Dynamite Entertainment booth (#2005) to purchase their convention exclusives before they sell out.

Full press release below.
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT HEADS TO 2014 BALTIMORE COMIC-CON;
CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT BOOTH #2005
WITH CREATOR SIGNINGS, PANELS, AND EXCLUSIVES

September 3rd, 2014 - Mt. Laurel, NJ: This coming weekend, Dynamite Entertainment will be bringing its 10 year anniversary celebration to Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor for The 14th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con and Harvey Awards, with special guests, can't-miss panels, and a slew of convention exclusives as the publisher heads to booth #2005 for the three-day event. Fans are encouraged to come visit Baltimore Comic-Con's largest attending publisher and their multitude of creator guests throughout the weekend.

This year's convention marks Dynamite's return to show floor exhibition, and to celebrate, the publisher is bringing along some of the top creators in the business for exclusive signing sessions all weekend long. Over the course of the weekend, booth #2005 will host such comic book luminaries as:

  • Gail Simone Red Sonja, Legends of Red Sonja
  • Garth Ennis The Boys, BattlefieldsRed Team
  • John Cassaday Doc Savage, The Lone Ranger
  • Mark Waid Doctor Spektor, Green Hornet
  • Bill Willingham Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure
  • Matt Wagner Grendel/The Shadow, Django/Zorro
  • Michael Uslan Justice, Inc., The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights
  • Allison Sohn Red Sonja
  • Joseph Michael Linsner Dawn/Vampirella
  • Buz Hasson The Living Corpse
  • Blair Smith The Living Corpse
  • Christina Blanch The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood
  • Duane Swierczynski Ex-Con
  • Frank Tieri Red Sonja: The Black Tower
  • James Kuhoric The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6, Army of Darkness
  • Ken Haeser The Living Corpse, Gold Key
  • Michel Fiffe Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers
  • Sean Chen Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck

On Saturday, September 6th, two of Dynamite's top creators will take center stage at the 2014 Harvey Awards.  Red Sonja writer Gail Simone will deliver this year's keynote address, while Michael Uslan, writer of Justice, Inc., takes over duties as the evening's Master of Ceremonies. Tickets are still available for the dinner and award show.

The celebration continues through the weekend with panels focused around the company's past, present, and future. Fans will not want to miss:

  • The Matt Wagner Spotlight Panel (Room 339-342) on Saturday from 1-2pm.
  • The Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel (Room 339-342) on Saturday from 2-3pm, featuring Gail Simone, Garth Ennis, Frank Tieri, Mark Waid, Christina Blanch, Duane Swierczynski, John Cassaday, Bill Willingham, and Joseph Michael Linsner.
  • The Gail Simone Spotlight Panel (Room 349-350) on Saturday from 3-4pm.
  • The Garth Ennis Spotlight Panel (Room 349-350) on Saturday from 5-6pm.
  • The Dynamite Pulps Panel (339-342) on Sunday from 1-2pm, featuring Mark Waid, Michael Uslan, Francesco Francavilla, John Cassaday, and Matt Wagner. 

In addition to its exciting programming, Dynamite will be offering one-of-a-kind convention exclusives to fans eager to get their hands on the latest and greatest from Dynamite Entertainment. Limited edition variants of Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 #1, Dawn/Vampirella #1, Justice, Inc. #1, and Grendel / The Shadow #1 will be made available for purchase, along with ultra-limited convention exclusive editions of Bob's Burgers #1, based on the Emmy Award-winning animated phenomenon and featuring the artwork of series artist Tony Gennaro. Convention attendees are encouraged to visit the Dynamite Entertainment booth (#2005) to purchase their convention exclusives before they sell out.

The 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con runs September 5th through 7th at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.  The convention is home to the comic industry's prestigious Harvey Awards show on Saturday night.  Dynamite Entertainment will exhibit three days at booth #2005. Longtime fans and newcomers alike are invited to stop by to meet their favorite creators and take home a one-of-a-kind convention exclusive of their own. As Dynamite continues its 10-year anniversary celebration, more exciting announcements are expected to come.

A complete listing of creator signing times can be found below:


Dynamite Booth #2005
Friday, September 5th

1:00PM - 7:00PM Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn/Vampirella)
1:00PM - 3:00PM Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Legends of Red Sonja)
1:00PM - 3:00PM Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse, Gold Key)
1:00PM - 3:00PM Buz Hasson (The Living Corpse)
2:00PM - 3:00PM Bill Willingham (Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure)
2:00PM - 4:00PM Mark Waid (Doctor Spektor, Green Hornet)
3:00PM - 4:00PM Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood)
3:00PM - 4:00PM James Kuhoric (The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6, Army of Darkness)
3:00PM - 4:00PM Michael Uslan (Justice, Inc., The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights)
3:00PM - 5:00PM John Cassaday (Doc Savage, Lone Ranger)
4:00PM - 6:00PM Frank Tieri (Red Sonja: The Black Tower)
4:00PM - 5:00PM Matt Wagner (Grendel/The ShadowDjango/Zorro)
5:00PM - 6:00PM Michel Fiffe (Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers)
5:00PM - 7:00PM Gail Simone (Red Sonja)
5:00PM - 7:00PM Duane Swierczynski (Ex-Con)


Dynamite Booth #2005
Saturday, September 6th

10:00AM - 7:00PM Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn/Vampirella)
10:00AM - 11:00AM Matt Wagner (Grendel/The ShadowDjango/Zorro)
10:00AM - 12:00PM Gail Simone (Red Sonja)
10:00AM - 12:00PM Duane Swierczynski (Ex-Con)
11:00AM - 12:00PM James Kuhoric (The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6, Army of Darkness)
11:00AM - 1:00PM Mark Waid (Doctor Spektor, Green Hornet)
11:00AM - 1:00PM Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood)
12:00PM - 1:00PM Allison Sohn (Red Sonja)
12:00PM - 2:00PM Garth Ennis (The Boys, Battlefields, Red Team)
12:00PM - 2:00PM Frank Tieri (Red Sonja: The Black Tower)
1:00PM - 3:00PM Sean Chen (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck)
2:00PM - 3:00PM Michael Uslan (Justice, Inc., The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights)
2:00PM - 4:00PM Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse, Gold Key)
2:00PM - 4:00PM Buz Hasson (The Living Corpse)
3:00PM - 5:00PM Duane Swierczynski (Ex-Con)
4:00PM - 6:00PM John Cassaday (Doc Savage, Lone Ranger)
4:00PM - 5:00PM Matt Wagner (Grendel/The ShadowDjango/Zorro)
4:00PM - 5:00PM Garth Ennis (The Boys, Battlefields, Red Team)
5:00PM - 6:00PM Gail Simone (Red Sonja)



Dynamite Booth #2005
Sunday, September 7th

10:00AM - 5:00PM Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn/Vampirella)
10:00AM - 12:00PM Duane Swierczynski (Ex-Con)
10:00AM - 12:00PM Gail Simone (Red Sonja)
11:00AM - 1:00PM Garth Ennis (The Boys, Battlefields, Red Team)
12:00PM - 1:00PM Michael Uslan (Justice, Inc., The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights)
12:00PM - 1:00PM James Kuhoric (The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6, Army of Darkness)
12:00PM - 1:00PM Mark Waid (Doctor Spektor, Green Hornet)
12:00PM - 1:00PM Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood)
1:00PM - 2:00PM Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse, Gold Key)
1:00PM - 2:00PM Blair Smith (The Living Corpse)
1:00PM - 3:00PM Gail Simone (Red Sonja)
2:00PM - 3:00PM Bill Willingham (Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure)
2:00PM - 3:00PM Matt Wagner (Grendel/The ShadowDjango/Zorro)
2:00PM - 4:00PM John Cassaday (Doc Savage, Lone Ranger)
3:00PM - 4:00PM Frank Tieri (Red Sonja: The Black Tower)
3:00PM - 5:00PM Garth Ennis (The Boys, Battlefields, Red Team)



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About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.


All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners.  Press release written by Kevin Pearl.








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