Friday, September 11, 2015

BOOM! Studios Announces Presence at Baltimore Comic-Con


BOOM! Studios is planning a trip to Baltimore in the coming weeks. Of course, they're planning to pay the Inner Harbor a visit because Baltimore Comic-Con is right around the corner. BOOM! Studios will be at booth number 2001 and will host artist Brooke A. Allen and writer Matthew Daley all weekend. Daley will be joined on Saturday, September 26 by actor Raphael Sbarge, who is attached to star in the Lantern City television series currently in development. 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.

The publisher will host signings at its booth with Mark Waid and J.G. Jones (Strange Fruit), and Brian Stelfreeze. Fans should check at the booth at the show for a schedule. Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con include Jeremy Bastian, Justin Jordan, Jerry Gaylord, Chris Miskiewicz, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Petersen, Matthew Dow Smith and James Tynion IV. BOOM! will also host the following panels at Baltimore Comic-Con: The World of Lantern City and BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward.

Full press release below.
BOOM! Studios Announces Talent and Panels for 2015 Baltimore Comic-Con

September 9,  2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will once again return to the Charm City to exhibit at Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, during the weekend of September 25-27.
 
BOOM! can be found at booth number 2001 and will host artist Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes) and writer Matthew Daley (Lantern City) all weekend. Daley will be joined on Saturday, September 26 by actor Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), who is attached to star in the Lantern City television series currently in development. 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.
 
The publisher will host signings at its booth with Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable) and J.G. Jones (Strange Fruit), and Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men). Fans should check at the booth at the show for a schedule.
 
Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con include 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), and James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOLogy, the upcoming Cognetic.)
 
BOOM! will also host the following panels at Baltimore Comic-Con:
 
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.
 
BOOM! Studios is nominated for 15 Harvey Awards, whose winners will be announced during a ceremony and banquet held during Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday evening, September 26.

For tickets and more information on Baltimore Comic-Con, visit their site at baltimorecomiccon.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.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 16th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit 
www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 10 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit 
www.harveyawards.org.

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