Believe it or not, Valiant Entertainment is 25 years old. That's a good bit of time to be around as a publisher and they want to celebrate in style. This year, Valiant is taking the silver anniversary celebration of the largest independent universe in comics on the road to visit more than a million fans in the US and Canada throughout 2015. The Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour is a months-long celebration starting with Seattle's Emerald City Comicon.
At Emerald City Comicon, fans can check out Valiant at Booth #1803 to revisit 25 years of Valiant history with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring the indelible heroes, volatile villains, and world-class creators that shaped Valiant into one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history. Valiant will also be debuting two ECCC-only offerings for sale, beginning with the Ninjak #1 ECCC Exclusive Variant – featuring an all-new, never-before-seen cover by artist Ian McGinty. Plus: also debuting at ECCC is the Bloodshot Reborn ECCC Exclusive Print.
Full press release and convention schedule below.
Valiant Launches 25th Anniversary Convention Tour at Emerald City Comicon 2015!
This year, Valiant is taking the silver anniversary celebration of the largest independent universe in comics on the road to visit more than a million fans in the US and Canada throughout 2015!
Valiant is proud to announce the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour – a months-long, cross-country celebration coming soon to a town near you! Beginning with Seattle's Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC) in March, the Valiant anniversary tour will be coming soon to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Calgary, and more of North America's most exciting comic book and pop culture conventions, including:
Friday, March 27th - Sunday, March 29th:
Emerald City Comicon 2015
Washington State Convention Center
Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 5th:
Anaheim Convention Center
Thursday, April 16th – Sunday, April 19th:
Calgary Expo 2015
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Saturday, April 18th – Sunday, April 19th:
LA Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th:
South Building at McCormick Place
Thursday, May 14th – Sunday, May 17th:
AC Boardwalk Con 2015
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th:
Denver Comic Con 2015
Colorado Convention Center
Thursday, May 28th – Sunday, May 31st:
Phoenix Comicon 2015
Phoenix Convention Center
Saturday, June 6th – Sunday, June 7th:
Special Edition: NYC 2015
New York, NY
Thursday, June 25th – June 28th:
Florida Supercon 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
*More dates to be added all summer long!*
The can't-miss anniversary celebration of the summer begins in Seattle, WA at Emerald City Comicon 2015 (ECCC)! From Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th, join Valiant at the Washington State Convention Center for a weekend packed with programming, special guests, and ECCC exclusives that can't be found anywhere else!
Visit Booth #1803 all weekend long to revisit 25 years of Valiant history with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring the indelible heroes, volatile villains, and world-class creators that shaped Valiant into one of the most celebrated publishers in comics history.
Valiant will also be debuting two ECCC-only offerings for sale, beginning with the NINJAK #1 ECCC Exclusive Variant – featuring an all-new, never-before-seen cover by fan favorite artist Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors)! Pick up the sold-out first issue of Valiant's latest smash-hit ongoing series right here at ECCC – then get it signed by series writer and New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt each day at the Valiant booth!
Plus: also debuting at ECCC, don't miss the BLOODSHOT REBORN ECCC Exclusive Print! Before BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 hits shelves on April 15th, pick up this exclusive, limited edition print by artist Mico Suayan and colorist David Baron, and get it signed by Suayan, Baron, and series writer and New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lemire each day at the Valiant booth!
New to the Valiant Universe? Then join a panel of Valiant staff and creators on Friday, March 27th at 4 pm in Hall C (TCC 301) for Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here – a step-by-step panel presentation detailing the origins of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Dr. Mirage, and more of Valiant's top heroes and villains.
Then, on Saturday March 28th at 6pm in Hall C (TCC 301), get the inside track on all of Valiant's silver anniversary plans with the Valiant: 25th Anniversary Celebration! From epic events of THE VALIANT to the launches of NINJAK and BLOODSHOT REBORN, find out what's coming next for the Valiant Universe's greatest heroes with an all-star panel presentation featuring writers James Asmus (QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE!), Matt Kindt (NINJAK, DIVINITY, RAI), Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Jen Van Meter (THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE), artist Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!
Honoring Valiant's historic place in comics history, the road to the next 25 years begins right here with an exclusive round of news and announcements, only at Emerald City Comicon 2015!
And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour all summer long!
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