Conventions and Signings

San Diego Comic-Con 2014

I’ll be returning to the madness of Comic-Con International in San Diego this week, appearing on three panels and doing a couple of signings. More and more, the real business of the con seems to be conducted away from the convention hall itself, so my public schedule is pretty limited. If you want to catch me at the show, these are your best bet:

Thursday

Noon-1 p.m., signing at Top Cow booth, #2629.

6-7 p.m., Skylanders panel, Room #7AB. I’ll be part of Activision’s Skylanders panel, talking about the forthcoming Skylanders comic series I’m co-writing with Dave Rodriguez for IDW Publishing. At the panel, there’s a Skylanders costume content with more than $5,000 in prizes.

Friday

10:30-11:30 a.m., Edgar Rice Burroughs panel, Room #8. I’m part of the “Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and Edgar Rice Burroughs: What’s New?” panel, along with Jim Sullos (President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration), editor Joe Rybandt of Dynamite Entertainment, and artist Diana Leto. I’ll be talking about my work on the weekly strips “Korak the Killer” and “The Mucker” for the ERB website … as well as a new ERB project set to debut later this year.

Saturday

11 a.m.-Noon, Top Cow panel, Room #9. I’ll be talking about my Top Cow projects, including Witchblade, volume 2 of Ravine, and a new project that will be announced at the panel.

12:30-1:30 p.m., signing at Top Cow booth, #2629.

I’m also participating in a Hero Initiative/CGC signing with a number of others pros, including Walter Simonson, Dan Jurgens, Dave Gibbons, Denny O’Neil and many more. Books must be dropped off no later than 5 p.m. Friday at the CGC booth, #901. The cost benefits Hero Initiative. Complete information can be had here:

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=7760386&fpart=1

Cheers,

Ron


Headed Down to Dallas Again

Before this year, I’d never visited Texas in my life except on flight layovers.Now I’m headed back there for the second time in five months. I’ll be at the Dallas Comic Con on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17; I will not be on the show on Sunday.

My appearance in Dallas is for the official release of 8 Percent, a comic benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. I wrote a story about my father for 8 Percent, recounting his experiences as a tail gunner in a B-24J bomber in World War 2, as well as his death from pancreatic cancer. The art is by Rick Leonardi (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks) and Ross Hughes (color).

My recent Shelf Life column at Comic Book Resources is about the story, and includes a sizable selection of the beautiful art: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=52719

I’ll be at table A220, an endcap in Artist Alley, with Vanbreed Studios. Copies of the 8 Percent issue will be on sale, including some variant cover versions. All proceeds from the sale of 8 Percent will benefit pancreatic cancer research. The original art from the book will also be auctioned online to raise funds.

Hope to see you in Dallas. I’ll have some trade paperbacks of the Shinku and Ravine collections at the show. Complete information on the Dallas Comic Con can be found here:

http://www.fanexpodallas.com/

After Dallas, the next show up for me, on May 31 and June 1, is the new Hartford Comic Con:

http://hartfordcomiccon.com/

Cheers,

Ron


Jersey Bound for FCBD 2014

For this year’s Free Comic Book Day on May 3, I’ll be appearing at Level Up Entertainment at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, NJ, near Atlantic City. In addition to signing anything and everything you’d care to bring by, I’ll be conducting a workshop on the step by step process of creating a comic.
The last few years I’ve stayed local for FCBD, but Level Up lured me away for this year. Complete information and schedule can be found at Level Up’s website:
http://levelupentertainment.com/

Cheers,

Ron


This Weekend: MegaCon in Orlando

This weekend, March 21-23, I’ll be returning the MegaCon in Orlando, FL, one of my favorite conventions in the country, run by some of my favorite people in the world. The guest list, led by Stan Lee, boasts a lot of my friends in the industry, including Dan Jurgens, Cully Hamner and Mike McKone, and a lot of my CrossGen buddies like Bart Sears, Jim Cheung, Chuck Dixon, Brandon Peterson, Mike Perkins, Greg Land, George Perez.

http://megaconvention.com/

Here’s my updated, conformed convention schedule for this year, though there are still additional shows being discussed. Balancing working time and conventions is always a concern, but the boom in con business means more offers for visits to interesting shows and locations.

*April 6: Albany Toy Show. First time I’ve actually set up at the local toy show. My daughter will be with me, selling her cute clay sculptures (she’s a pretty damned good sculptor).

http://toyshow.albanycomicbookshow.com/

*April 25-27: C2E2 in Chicago, along with Athleta Comics, Israel Idonije and Bart Sears, as well as some surprise guests at the booth. Big things planned at Booth #607, including the debut of Protectors #1!

http://www.c2e2.com/Home/

*May 3: Free Comic Book Day appearance, location to be announced soon … but I can tell you it’s somewhere in the wilds of New Jersey!

*May 9-11: WAP! Comic Con in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Trying out a new show in a beautiful location.

http://wap-coco.com/home.html

*May 16-17: Dallas Comic Con, in support of a charity comic I wrote (with Rick Leonardi on art) to benefit Pancreatic Cancer research. Please note: I will not be at the show Sunday, May 18.

http://www.fanexpodallas.com/

*May 31-June 1: Hartford Comic Con, another new show for me, put on by friends of a friend.

http://hartfordcomiccon.com/

*June 15: Albany Comic Con, my “hometown” show, with a special event at the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game in Troy the night before. Great way to spend Father’s Day weekend.

http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com/

*Sept. 5-7: Baltimore Comic Con, easily one of the best cons in the country, a purely comic-oriented event. The show is moving to three days for the first time.

http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

*Sept. 26-28: Alamo City Comic Con, San Antonio, TX. This seems to be my year for visits to Texas.

http://alamocitycomiccon.com/

*Nov. 7-9: La Mole Comic Con, Mexico City. I’ll be here with Stjepan Sejic, as well as a few other industry pals that are yet to be announced.

http://www.lamole.com.mx/

As always, at any of these shows I’ll have copies of the Ravine and Shinku TPBs with me, along with Ravine dragon prints and some other odds and ends. Hope to see you on the road.

Cheers,

Ron

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And We’re Back! With Convention Updates

After some technical difficulties, the site is back up and running. Thanks for your patience while we straightened out the issues.

A few convention updates:

*Feb. 28-March 1: Great Lakes Comic Con in Detroit area. I’ll be appearing at this show with my buddies Darryl Banks and Tom Raney, along with Chris Claremont, Ryan Stegman and many others. Complete information here:

http://greatlakescomiccon.org/

*March 21-23: MegaCon in Orlando, FL, along with Dan Jurgens, Cully Hamner, Bart Sears and a lot more.

*April 25-27: C2E2 in Chicago, along with Athleta Comics, Israel Idonije and Bart Sears. Big things planned with Athleta Comics!

*May 3: Free Comic Book Day appearance, location to be announced soon.

*May 16-17: Dallas Comic Con, in support of a charity comic to benefit Pancreatic Cancer research. (Please note I will not be at the show Sunday, May 18.)

*June 15: Albany Comic Con, my “hometown” show, with a special event at the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game the night before.

*Sept. 5-7: Baltimore Comic Con.

*Sept. 26-28: Alamo City Comic Con, San Antonio, TX.

There are a few other conventions that I’ve committed to, but which haven’t been announced yet. There are also a number of other con appearances that are in the discussion stage, and will be listed here once confirmed. I’ll likely attend San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, but my public schedule for those shows will be pretty limited.

As always, at any of these shows I’ll have copies of the Ravine and Shinku TPBs with me, along with Ravine dragon prints and some other odds and ends. Hope to see you on the road this year.

Cheers,

Ron


Deep in the Heart of Texas

My convention season starts earlier than ever this year, with a show in Dallas this coming weekend. I’ll be at the North Texas Comic Book Show, at the Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center, on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10 and 11. Other guests include Alan Bellman, Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Joe Corroney.

This will be the first time I’ve ever done a show in Texas, so I’m looking forward to seeing new sights and meeting new faces (not to mention getting a break from the deep freeze in the Northeast). I’ll have copies of the Ravine and Shinku TPBs with me, as well as both Ravine dragon prints, along with a some other odds and ends.

Complete information on the show can be found here: http://comicbooksdallas.com/index.html

I’ve confirmed a number of other convention appearances for 2014 thus far, including:

  • La Mole in Mexico City (March 14-16);
  • MegaCon in Orlando (March 21-23);
  • C2E2 in Chicago (April 25-27);
  • Albany Comic Con (June 15); and
  • Baltimore Comic Con (Sept. 5-7).

More con appearances will be announced as I firm up plans.

Cheers,

Ron


In Stores This Week

Hitting shelves — both literal and electronic — this week is Artifacts #31, by me and South Korean painter Jung-Geun Yoon. The cover is by Stjepan Sejic. The story picks up threads from the previous issue, and seeds a few hints about the upcoming, ultimate fate of the Darkness, Jackie Estacado.

Preview pages for the issue can be seen here: http://www.topcow.com/moos/43-latest-moos/776-the-plot-thickens-in-artifacts-31

One convention note this week as well. Saturday and Sunday I’ll be at the Granite State Comicon, held at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in downtown Manchester, NH. This is the first time the con is putting a two-day show, and there’s a pretty impressive guest list.

I’ll have collections of my creator-owned books Ravine, Shinku and Samurai: Heaven and Earth on hand, as well as other odds and ends. And if all goes as planned, I should be debuting the first offerings in a series of Ravine prints, with amazing Stjepan Sejic art. One words: Dragons!

Complete information on the show can be found here: http://www.granitecon.com/

Cheers,

Ron


This Weekend: Baltimore Comic Con

On Sept. 7 and 8, I’m returning to easily one of my favorite shows, the Baltimore Comic Con, held in the Baltimore Convention Center in the city’s inner harbor area. The show is all comics, all the time, with great attendance and a great staff. Highest recommendation.

I’ll be set up at booth #2307, with my buddy Cully Hamner right next door at #2306. I’ll have Shinku and Samurai: Heaven and Earth TPBs on hand, as well as other collected editions, plus various con exclusive covers. I think I’m completely sold out of Ravine TPBs, but I might be able to get my hands on some copies between now and then. Hope you can come by and say hi.

All the information for the Baltimore Comic Con can be found here:

http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

Cheers,

Ron


Appearances, Updated

Here’s my updated list of conventions and signings for the next few months. There are some other shows still being confirmed, so check back for updates.

Aug. 17, from noon to 4 p.m., I’ll be at Comics Depot in Saratoga Springs, NY for their annual Depot Day. Other guests include Joe Sinnott, Matthew Dow Smith, Richard Clark, Christian St. Pierre, Doug Hills and Nikko Jelenic. Fanboys, Inc. will be podcasting live from the store all day. More information here:

http://comicdepotllc.com/shop/

Aug. 24, I’ll be at ComiCONN at the Marriott Hotel in Trumbull, CT. The hefty guest list includes Mark Bagley, Ron Garney, Jerry Ordway, Joe Staton, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom Palmer, Tom DeFalco and plenty more. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., though I expect to depart by 6 p.m. More information here:

http://www.comiconn.com/

Sept. 7 & 8, I return to the Baltimore Comic Con, one of my favorite shows. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center in the inner harbor area, Baltimore is a true comics show, bringing in the most consistently comics-laden guest list anywhere. Not to be missed. More information here:

http://baltimorecomiccon.com/


Sept. 28 & 29,
I’m making my first appearance at Granite State Comicon, held at the Radisson Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, the first time it’s expanded to a two-day show. It’s got a heck of a guest list, including Tom Raney, Jeremy Haun, Ben Templesmith, Rebekah Isaacs, Craig Rousseau, Mark Texeira, Christos Gage, David Petersen and a lot more. More information here:

http://www.granitecon.com/

Oct. 19, I’ll be at the Cleveland Comic Con, held at the Doubletree in Independence, OH. And yes, I plan to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Superman house, while I’m town. Rumor has it that my Kyle Rayner co-creator/collaborator, Darryl Banks, will be putting in an appearance as well. More information here:

http://clevelandcomiccon.com/

Nov. 9 & 10, I’ll be at the North Carolina Comicon at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC. This one has an amazing guest list, including Neal Adams, Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, Geof Darrow, Tony Harris, Tommy Lee Edwards, Bernard Chang, Gail Simone, Phil Noto, Mike Perkins, Jamal Igle and a bunch more. There’s also an accompanying film festival, and an appearance by Chris Hardwick. More information here:

http://nccomicon.com/

I’ll also be at the New York Comic Con in October, and doing a number of store signings in concert with my return to Witchblade with issue #170. More on those are they’re confirmed.

Cheers,

Ron


Comic-con International San Diego 2013 Schedule

Once more into the breach! My public schedule for this week’s Comic-Con International San Diego is below. Hopefully see some of you there. I’ll also be out and about at some of the various open-to-the-public parties, like the Boom! drink-up and the CBLDF/Image welcome party. If you see me, please come up and say hi.

 

 

More details about Top Cow’s complete con events can be seen here:

http://www.topcow.com/moos/43-latest-moos/763-top-cow-at-san-diego-comic-con-2013

Thursday

  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., signing at Top Cow booth, #2629, with Stjepan Sejic and Matt Hawkins.
  • 5-7 p.m., Hero Initiative/ComiXology “Blank Page Project” charity event at the Hilton Bayfront Vela Restaurant. More information here: http://www.heroinitiative.org/newsdetail.asp?n=330

Friday

  • 2-3:30 p.m., signing at Top Cow booth, #2629, with Stjepan Sejic.

Saturday

  • 11 a.m.-Noon, “21 Years of Top Cow” panel, Room 9, with Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins, Stjepan Sejic, Rahsan Ekedal and more.
  • 1-2 p.m., “Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance” panel, Room 7AB, with Ed Brubaker, Frank Barbiere, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Kurtis J. Wiebe.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m., signing at Top Cow booth, #2629, with Stjepan Sejic and Marc Silvestri.

Cheers,

Ron


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