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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


Convention Appearances This Month

I’m appearing at conventions on back-to-back weekends, something I usually try to avoid, but the shows involved were too enticing to pass up.

On Feb. 23-24, I’ll be at the London Super Comic Con, held at the Excel Centre in London. I believe I’ll be set up at the Top Cow booth, and if all goes as planned, I’ll hopefully have a few copies of Ravine Volume 1 for sale. I’ll definitely be bringing the Shinku TPB with me, so please send me home with lighter luggage.

More information on the show can be found here:

http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com/

On March 1-3, I’ll be at one of my favorite shows, Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, held at the Washington State Convention Center. I’ll be set up at table C-16, and doing a couple signings at the Dynamite Comics booth as well. I’ll also be joining the Dynamite Comics panel, held 6-7 p.m. Saturday in Hall B. I’ll have copies of both Shinku and Ravine at the show.

And the big news: Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije will be joining me for a special signing from noon-1 p.m. Sunday. We’ll be in the signing area, giving away an exclusive mini-litho for The Protectors, the series Bart Sears and I are working on for Athleta Comics, the publishing imprint Israel has founded. We’ll have 200 lithos to give away, so come early!

More information on Emerald City can be found here:

http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

My con schedule for the remainder of the year is taking shape. Be aware, this is a only a partial list, as a number of confirmations/announcements are still falling into place. But thus far, I expect to be at:

  • Woodstock Day School Comic Con, Woodstock, NY, April 13.
  • C2E2, Chicago, April 26-28.
  • MCBA SpringCon, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 18-19.
  • Albany Comic Con, Albany, NY, June 16.
  • ComiCONN, Trumbull, Conn., Aug. 24.
  • Baltimore Comic Con, Baltimore, MD, Sept. 7-8.
  • North Carolina Comicon, Durham, NC, Nov. 9-10.

I expect to visit at least a few more shows, so I’ll update with additional appearances as soon as they’re confirmed. Hope to see you this year.

Cheers,

Ron


New York Comic Con


I’ll be at the New York Comic Con this Friday, Oct.8, through Sunday, Oct. 10, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side. NYCC has quickly grown to be second only to the San Diego convention in size and importance.

My “home base” for the con will be the Top Cow booth, #2129. Rather than a set signing schedule, I’ll generally be at the booth to sign and chat when I’m not scheduled to be elsewhere. If I’m not around, you can ask one of the booth personnel when I’ll be back, or even to track me down. Two of my artistic collaborators, Michael Broussard of Artifacts and Nelson Blake 2nd ofMagdalena, will also be among the Cow herd for the show.

Top Cow will also be offering two con exclusive covers, both of which happen to be my books. Stjepan Sejic painted new covers for Artifacts #2 and Witchblade #138, both of which will be available at the booth. And if you’re around the booth at the right times, you might just bump into Aphrodite IV. She might even hand you a nice green balloon.

Here’s the rest of my public schedule for each day:

FRIDAY

4:30-5:30 p.m., Image Comics: The Writers panel, Room 1A14. I’ll be joined by fellow writers Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer and Steve Seagle for a discussion of the writing process, and a Q & A session. Though, let’s face it, we’re gonna end up talking about Robert’s The Walking Dead quite a bit. And deservedly so.

SATURDAY

12:15-1:15 p.m., The Image Comics Show, Room 1A22. This is Image’s “company” panel, with announcements, updates, and a Q & A session. Other panelists scheduled are Joe Kelly, Ben McCool, John Layman and James Zhang. I suspect The Walking Dead will come up again.

1:15-2:15 p.m., Top Cow panel, Room 1A06. I’ll be on the panel, along with Filip Sablik, Michael Broussard, Jeff Katz of American Original and GeekWeek.com, Russ Cundiff of DiVide Pictures, and actor and comic geek Milo Ventimiglia (of “Heroes” fame). Expect Artifacts discussion (hopefully we can get just-announced artist Whilce Portacio to swing by), as well as some announcements of upcoming projects. Those who attend the panel can get a ticket for Milo’s autograph session that will follow immediately afterward.

4:30-5 p.m., signing at Graphic.ly booth, #1751. If you definitely want to get something signed, this might be the best time, as I absolutely know I’ll be here for at least 30 minutes.

SUNDAY

11 a.m.-noon, Writing Comics panel, Room 1A23. Billed as a “nuts-and-bolts discussion to help aspiring writers,” I’ll be joined by Paul Levitz, Jim McCann and Chris Eliopoulos. And hopefully a gallon jug of coffee.

One more NYCC note. My friends in the band Kirby Krackle will be playing gigs both Friday and Saturday night in the city. Check out their site for the details, as well as some pretty awesome music:

http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/

Cheers,

Ron


Con in Conn


This Saturday, May 15, I’ll be appearing at the first ComiConn in North Haven, Connecticut. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 201 Washington Avenue in North Haven. Admission is $10. More information here

It’s a one-day show with a pretty nice guest list for a first-time affair, including my buddy Matthew Dow Smith, as well as Jamal Igle, Jerry Ordway, Frank McLaughlin and quite a few others. One of the real draws, as far as I’m concerned, is a tribute panel for the late, great Dick Giordano, featuring Ordway, McLaughlin, Bob Greenberger and Mike DeCarlo.


The show also features a con exclusive edition of Magdalena #1, with a cover by guests Eric Battle (pencils), Jack Purcell (inks) and Tom Chu (color), all of whom will be present to sign the cover (shown with this post). A little news:
Magdalena #1 has already sold out at the distributor level, so copies are not that easy to come by. A little more news: a percentage of the ComiConn exclusive books were damaged in shipping, making the edition even a little more exclusive than planned.

ComiConn will be my last appearance until the ordeal known as the San Diego con in July. Hope you can make it to North Haven on Saturday.

Cheers,

Ron


Appearances can be … exhausting

Angelus Variant for Emerald City Comic Con 2010

I’ll be honest – conventions are not my favorite thing to do. I’ve been doing them long enough that the conventions themselves all tend to be the same show in a different building. That’s not to denigrate any of the shows I’ve done or will do in the future. But from my side of the table, a con is signings and panels and meetings. It’s a lot more like work than a vacation. It’s also a necessity. With so many books being published every month, doing the extra promotion to get your book noticed just goes with the territory. Still, the time away from home and family is not ideal, nor is the lost work time.

For me, the best part of the convention experience – besides getting together with industry friends that I only see at cons – is getting a chance to chat with fans. This job is a solitary one. Creating comics is a pretty individual pursuit. I think the only guys who get a lot of interaction “at work” are artists who share studio space. And even then, we all ultimately do what we do alone. So getting some feedback from the audience is a way to recharge creative batteries.

Taking all that into account, my next two months are pretty jammed with appearances.Top Cow Print ECC 2010

This coming weekend, March 13 and 14, I’ll be at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, one of my absolute favorite cities. There will be a Seattle-themed litho and T-shirt available, featuring Witchblade artwork by Michael Broussard and Sunny Gho, as well as a con-exclusive Angelus #2 variant. [link]

ECCC Update: As I mentioned in my twitter feed, I can’t make ECCC due to work commitments. Rest of the listings here remain valid.

On April 10, I’ll be at the Empire State Book Festival in Albany, NY, for an autograph session and a panel on graphic novels with my buddy Matthew Dow Smith, among others. [link]
On April 16-18, I’ll be at C2E2, the big, new Chicago convention from the same people who bring you the New York Comic Con. Again, I’ll be at the Top Cow booth, and there’s rumor of an Angelus #1 con variant. [link]
On April 25, I’ll be at the Albany Comic Con, along with a number of my buddies like Terry Austin, Matthew Dow Smith, Lee Moder, Todd Dezago, Fred Hembeck, Joe Staton and more. Great little show, done for all the right reasons. Look for an Angelus #1 con variant by Matt Smith and Terry Austin. [link]
On May 1Free Comic Book Day – I’ll be signing at a number of New England Comics locations in the Boston area. I wrote Top Cow’s FCBD offering this year, which is a prelude to this summer’s Artifacts series. [link]
And finally, on May 15, I’ll be at the inaugural ComiConn in North Haven, Connecticut. You guessed it, there will be another Angelus #1 con variant, this one by Eric Battle. [link]

After that, most weekends you’ll be able to find me on my couch, watching the Mets. I hope.

Cheers,

Ron


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