BALTIMORE COMIC CON 2018 Announces Panel Programming
In a week and a half, Baltimore will be playing host to its 19th Annual Comic Con. As has been the case with prior years, there is a massive assortment of content to enjoy at the event. However, you may be asking yourselves, what exactly will the programing be? Who will be on-hand as panelist for said programming? And more importantly, when will it be? Don't fret, Baltimore Comic Con was nice enough to provide a press release today of what their programming will entail. Check it out below...
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 13, 2018 - The 19th annual Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 28-30, 2018. Tickets are available now for General Admission, VIP, and Ringo Awards! Our Panel schedule is now set, and we're excited to let you know what programming to look forward to at the show this year!
Friday features a look back at 40 years of Elfquest and 25 years of the team of Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett. You'll also hear from some of the creators behind this year's Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook and meet the Liberty Brigade.
Saturday, publisher panels include AHOY, Cave Pictures Publishing, and Valiant, spotlight panels on Jim Steranko, Frank Miller (see above), Arthur Adams, and Jim Starlin. Meet media guests Katrina Law, Mike Colter, and Wil Wheaton. Plus, the comic adventures of Shazam! and a look at the connection between Music and Comics.
Sunday, check out panels from Valiant and AfterShock, and special panels with media guests Michael Copon, Erin Gray, Sherilyn Fenn, Tricia Helfer, and Zachary Levi. And don't miss spotlight panels on Dan Slott, Brian Azzarello, P. Craig Russell, and Tony Isabella.
And of course, don't let your children miss the excitement scheduled for the Kids Love Comics Pavilion!
(Please note, all times and panels shown are subject to change.)
2:30-3:30 - Elfquest - 40 Years of Pointed Ears
2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indy fantasy comic with Wendy Pini (Elfquest, Masque of the Red Death) and Richard Pini (Elfquest, Line of Beauty), co-creators, writers, and artist. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. See the clues that were planted decades ago. Take an emotional journey down memory lane. The conclusion of the Final Quest series has taken fandom by storm, and you'll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you've been saving up for years!
3:45-4:45 - Meet the Liberty Brigade
The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to host the debut of a new superhero team, The Liberty Brigade, featuring the return of various 1940s superheroes in a brand new WW II story. The Zero issue debuts here and a Kickstarter is currently running for an 80+ page graphic novel. Hear from the writer, Michael Finn and members of the Brigade team including: Mark Waid (editor), Barry Kitson (penciller), Mark Buckingham (contributor), Marty Baumann (logos and 1940 "fake" ads), Sean Chen (Baltimore Comic-Con program cover & t-shirt), and Caitlyn Reynolds (Assistant Editor - Production). They will tell you all about the team, the story, the Kickstarter, and the return of dozens of heroes from the Golden Age of Comics.
5:00-6:00 - The Terry Moore Universe Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook Panel
Characters from the work of Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising, Motor Girl) populate this year's Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook. Join Terry, designer/artist Thom Zahler and artists David Petersen, Katie Cook, and Jamal Igle for a look at this fantastic volume.
2:30-3:30 - Coffee and Comics: Baltimore Edition
It's back! Amy Chu, writer of Poison Ivy and Red Sonja, talks comics and pop culture over coffee with Christina Blanch and some surprise guests.
3:45-4:45 - Louise Simonson and June Brigman: Looking Back on Power Pack
In 1984, writer Louise Simonson and artist June Brigman created Marvel Comics' newest -- and youngest -- super group: the preteen Power Pack! Using their powers of gravity, acceleration, density, and energy, siblings Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie Power had adventures beyond imagining. Learn all the secrets of Power Pack from their creators! Moderated by John Trumbull of Back Issue magazine and theAtomicJunkShop.com.
5:00-6:00 - From Superboy to Section Zero
Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett -- arguably one of the most classic creative teams in comics -- discuss their 25+ years of collaborations with moderator Robert Greenberger, from The Reign of the Supermen to Superboy to their Baltimore Comic-Con-debuting Section Zero graphic novel. Find out secrets from their past work...and what they have planned for their future! Sponsored by The Hero Initiative.
2:30-3:30 - INDIE ADVOCATES Presents How to Make and Promote Comic Books in the Social Media Age
Join Mr. AnderSiN for a panel that focuses on the process of just not creating comics but what to expect next after the comic is printed and ready to sell. Mr. AnderSIN and his guests will bring to life a panel made to answer all your questions about creation and what it takes to make and sell a comic book in 2018 and beyond.
3:45-4:45 - More Than Ponies
Katie Cook, Andy Price, and Thom Zahler are well-known for their work on My Little Pony, but did you know they do more than ponies? Join us for this conversation that will most likely include comics, coffee, wine, and probably ponies. Moderated by Christy Blanch.
5:00-6:00 - Punching Nazis - From Captain America to Miss Fury, Wonder Woman and Beyond with Billy Tucci
Join Multi-Eisner Award nominee and Sgt. Rock - The Lost Battalion writer/artist Billy Tucci as he opens a discussion on how history has played an invaluable role on comics while heralding the return of Golden Age icon Miss Fury, Shi, and his upcoming DC projects.
3:45-4:45 - Chocolate Nation Studios: Creating Meaningful Comic Books and Novels
Our purpose is to help creators construct and produce new worlds outside of the realms of Marvel, DC Comics, and anime. This will be a venture into the trials and tribulations of creating unique and intellectual properties of your own for the entertainment industry. Hosted by Eric M. Cooper, Jabaar L. Brown, and Phoe-nix Nebula.
5:00-6:00 - Noir Comics: Mean Streets Past and Present