Thursday, March 19, 2015

BOOM! Studios Announces Signings and Panels for 2015 Emerald City Comicon


If you're planning on headed to Emerald City Comicon March 27-29, then make plans to stop by the BOOM! Studios booth. The publisher will host a slew of talent and participate in a good selection of panels. The publisher always knows how to do a convention and Emerald City Comicon is no exception.

Full press release, creators and panel schedule below.
BOOM! Studios Announces Signings and Panels for 2015 Emerald City Comicon

March 18,  2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce their panels and creator signing times for Emerald City Comicon, which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, during the weekend of March 27-29.

BOOM! will host the following creators for signings all weekend at booth #1002 on the Sky Bridge:

  • James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy)
  • Lissa Treiman (Giant Days)

Additionally, BOOM! will host the following creators for one-hour signings throughout the weekend: (Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this schedule may change. Please check at the booth for the most up-to-date signing times.)

Friday, March 27
  • 12:00 PM - Ben Meares, Mark Miller (Clive Barker’s Next Testament and Hellraiser)
  • 2:00 PM - Bryce R. Carlson (Hit: 1957)
  • 3:00 PM - Matt Gagnon (Day Men)
  • 4:00 PM - Ed Brisson (Cluster, Sons of Anarchy)

Saturday, March 28
  • 11:00 AM - David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
  • 12:30 PM - Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, Colin Lorimer, and Riley Rossmo (Burning Fields, Curse)
  • 2:00 PM - Justin Jordan (Deep State), Christopher Sebela (Escape from New York, Dead Letters), Chris Visions (Dead Letters), Brian Churilla (Big Trouble in Little China)
  • 3:30 PM - Ryan Ferrier (Curb Stomp, Sons of Anarchy)
  • 5:00 PM - Paul Maybury (Munchkin #1 ECCC Cover)

Sunday, March 29
  • 11:30 AM - Jerry Gaylord (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return)
  • 1:00 PM - Danielle Corsetto (Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles), Bridget Underwood (Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles, Lumberjanes #13 ECCC Cover)

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at Emerald City Comicon:

Push Comics Forward: 10 Years of BOOM! Studios
Friday, March 27, 5:00-6:00 PM, Hall C (TCC 301)
10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and unveil our Push #ComicsForward campaign. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), Lissa Treiman (Giant Days), Madeleine Flores (Help Us! Great Warrior), and James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy) to talk about their new projects and reveal how they’re helping to Push #ComicsForward.     

Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics
Saturday, March 28, 12:00-1:00 PM, Hall C (TCC 301)
All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what it should target next—with creators Katie Cook (Gronk), Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes), Royden Lepp (Rust), Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors), and David Petersen (Mouse Guard)!

Push Diversity Forward: Cartoonists, Comic Books, and the Web
Saturday, March 28, 2:30-3:30 PM, Hall D (TCC 302)
Webcomics are more popular than ever and one of their biggest fans is BOOM! Studios Editor Shannon Watters. She's helped create opportunities for webcomics creators to work on mainstream books like Adventure Time and Regular Show, and played a large part in forming the BOOM! Box imprint, which publishes comics “for the love of it.” Join Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Madeleine Flores (Help Us! Great Warrior), Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies), and Ananth Panagariya & Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander) as they discuss the unique opportunities webcomics provide in terms of diversity both in content and readership, and how webcomics are affecting the comic book industry as a whole.

10 Years of Mouse Guard
Sunday, March 29, 1:30-2:30 PM, Hall D (TCC 302)
2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of David Petersen’s beloved series, Mouse Guard, published by Archaia. Come learn about what’s in store for the title—like details of a new art book and what to expect from the new Legends of the Guard series—from David Petersen and Assistant Editor Cameron Chittock. Hear from Alice Finch, the LEGO builder who spearheaded the magnificent Mouse Guard LEGO display you see on the show floor. And listen as David Petersen performs a reading of a short Mouse Guard story! Moderated by BOOM! Studios’ Marketing Manager Mel Caylo.

For tickets and more information on Emerald City Comicon, visit their site at emeraldcitycomicon.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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