Friday, April 1, 2016

Valiant Takes the Show on the Road


Valiant has plenty of tour dates lined up, but they're not afraid to start adding some more. And this summer they're gearing up to storm through cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Washington DC and more. The year’s greatest celebration of your favorite superheroes takes flight in Seattle, WA at Emerald City Comicon 2016 (ECCC). From Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th, join Valiant at the Washington State Convention Center for a weekend packed with programming, special guests, and ECCC exclusives that no fan will find anywhere else.

Visit Booth #1702 all weekend long to find out why Valiant has captured the nation’s biggest headlines with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s world-class roster of superheroes and villains. Fans can also check out The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #1 ECCC Exclusive Variant featuring a cover by Ian McGinty. Signings will include Clayton Crain, Adam Gorham, Jody Houser and Robert Venditti. Then, get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superhero universe in comics on Thursday, April 7th at 5:30 PM in Room T301 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here.

Full press release and schedule below.

Valiant's 2016 Convention Tour Adds 10 New Dates – Beginning at Emerald City Comicon 2016!

This year, Valiant is taking the most critically acclaimed publishing line in comics on the road and gearing up to meet more than a million fans in the US and Canada throughout 2016! 

Valiant is proud to announce a slew of new dates for the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour – a months-long, coast-to-coast celebration coming soon to a town near you! Continuing at Seattle's Emerald City Comicon 2016 (ECCC) in April, Valiant's one-of-a-kind convention road show is slated to storm throughLos Angeles; Houston; Denver; Washington, D.C.; and more:

Friday, March 18th – Sunday, March 20th
C2E2 2016

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Friday, March 25th – Sunday, March 27th
Wondercon 2016

Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, April 2nd – Sunday, April 3rd
SC Comicon 2016

TD Convention Center
Greenville, SC

Thursday, April 7th – Sunday, April 10th:
Emerald City Comicon 2016

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th
LA Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Thursday, April 28th – Sunday, May 1st :
Calgary Expo 2016

Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Wednesday, May 11th – Saturday, May 14th
BookExpo America

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Saturday, May 21st – Sunday, May 22nd
3 Rivers Comicon

Century 3 Mall
West Mifflin, PA

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29th
Space City Comic Con

NRG Center
Houston, TX

Thursday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 5th
Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Convention Center, Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, AZ

Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th
Awesome Con

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Friday, June 17th – Sunday, June 19th
Denver Comic Con

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

*More dates to be added all summer long!*

The year’s greatest celebration of your favorite superheroes takes flight in Seattle, WA at Emerald City Comicon 2016 (ECCC)! From Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th, join Valiant at theWashington State Convention Center for a weekend packed with programming, special guests, and ECCC exclusives that no fan will find anywhere else!

Visit Booth #1702 all weekend long to find out why Valiant has captured the nation’s biggest headlines with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s world-class roster of superheroes and villains, including X-O MANOWARBLOODSHOT REBORNNINJAKBOOK OF DEATHRAIARCHER & ARMSTRONGTHE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE, and more!

Come for the highest-proofed exclusive of the weekend with the A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 ECCC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT – featuring the artwork of fan-favorite artist Ian McGinty (Adventure Time)! Red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artistDavid Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) kick off the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next blockbuster series here with “IN THE BAG” – an insane rescue mission sending Archer into the depths of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to free his roguish partner from an ages-old enemy…but only if he can fight his way through a mind-bending maze of history’s greatest lost treasures first!

Then, meet the minds behind your favorite superhero sagas with signings throughout the weekend from an all-star cast of special guests, including superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), acclaimed artistAdam Gorham (DEAD DROP), breakout writer Jody Houser (FAITH), and New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR)! And get ready for the bottomless satchel’s worth of brand-new Valiant merchandise screaming into Seattle, including t-shirts featuring X-O MANOWAR, NINJAK, HARBINGER, FAITH, and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, infant snapsuits, and more!

Then, get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superhero universe in comics on ThursdayApril 7th at 5:30 PM in Room T301 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here! You've heard the buzz… You've seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to FAITH and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant's biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant "a universe full of your new favorite superheroes!"

But Valiant’s seismic plans are just warming up! On Saturday, April 9th at 12:15 PM in Room W3A, blast into Valiant’s most ambitious blockbuster event yet with Valiant: The Summer of 4001 A.D.! This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here at Emerald City Comicon with an exclusive panel presentation from an all-star cast of Valiant staff and creators! Plus: don't miss an all-new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and more!

As Valiant’s chart-topping place in comics climbs ever higher, the road to this year’s most exciting announcements, exclusives, and can’t-miss comics begins right here with one of the biggest shows of the year, only at Emerald City Comicon 2016!

And look for new dates to be added to the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour all summer long!

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