Baltimore Comic-Con Guest Announcements And More

by Jeff

Baltimore, Maryland – September 15, 2008 – The countdown has begun! In just under two weeks, the 9th annual Baltimore Comic-Con kicks off, starting Saturday, September 27th! Do you have your tickets yet?

We’ve spent the past few months telling you about our guests, exclusives, vendors, and exhibitors, and we’re not done yet!

We’ve announced guests from all walks of the industry already, including stars such as Brian Michael Bendis, Jeff Kinney, Jim Lee, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Sale, Darwyn Cooke, Mike Mignola, Steve Dillon, Guy Davis, and Geoff Johns, just to name a handful.

We regret to announce a few cancellations: David Finch (whose wife is having a baby), Gene Colan (back problems), John Romita Sr. (conflict), and Mike Grell (conflict) are unable to attend this year.

But don’t despair! The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to welcome Mike McKone (Fantastic Four, Green Lantern), C.B.Cebulski (X-Men: Divided We Stand, Avengers Fairy Tales), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers: The Initiative), Tom Brevoort (Marvel Comics editor), Walt Simonson (Thor, Fantastic Four), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman, The Rules of The Game), Sean Chen (Iron Man, Salvation Run), Mike Hawthorne (Salem, American Splendor), Paul Storrie (Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Star Trek: Aliens), Nelson Blake II (G.I. Joe, The Ride), Jamal Igle (Superman’s Reign, Supergirl), Greg LaRocque (Power Man and Iron Fist, Marvel Team-Up), Afua Richardson (Pilot Season: Genius), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Andy MacDonald (NYC Mech), and Allison Sohn (Star Wars trading card artist).

“What an unbelievable group!” beamed show promoter Marc Nathan. “Mike McKone will be over from England for his first trip to our show. It’s always great to have Walt, Bernard, Sean, Paul, Mike, Andy, and the Marvel gang in as well. We’ll see some more new faces in Nelson, Afua, and Jamal (who had to cancel last year), and Greg and Allison are back too! Where are we going to put them all?!”

Floor Space
The 2008 Baltimore Comic-Con is sold out all of the available floor space for Artist’s Alley, Exhibitors, and Retailers! We’ve got a full house this year, so whether you’re coming to see your favorite creators, the latest publishing has to offer, or to find those issues or items missing from your collection, you’re bound to leave satisfied!

Tickets are Still Available!
Though we don’t have any more room for the people behind the tables, don’t worry! We have plenty of room for you! If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets via our website at for the weekend, or each day individually. Tickets will also be available each day at the show.

Harvey Tickets Available Now!
We are pleased to announce that Brian Michael Bendis will be joining us as our keynote speaker. This year’s gift bag, which the first 200 attendees will receive, includes The MAD Archives vol. 1 from DC Comics, Diary of a Wimpy Kid from Amulet Books, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Beowulf Trade Paperback, based on the screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary from IDW, Creator Chronicles Preview DVD Featuring Michael Golden from Woodcrest Productions and Eva Ink, Stephen King’s Dark Tower : The Gunslinger Born, courtesy of Cards, Comics and Collectibles & The Baltimore Comic-Con, a Toon Tumbler drinking glass from Popfun merchandising, and an exclusive Harvey Awards keychain from LaserMach.

Tickets will only be on sale through Wednesday, September 24th, and can be purchased with a major credit card by calling Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Reistertown, Maryland at (410) 526-7410.

2009 Dates Announced
The 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con will mark our 10 year anniversary! Please mark your calendars now — we’ll see you on October 9-10, 2009! Guests will include Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Mighty Avengers), David Finch (World War Hulk, New Avengers), and George Perez (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds, Teen Titans, Avengers).

Watch This Space
For more information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, e-mail or call (410) 526-7410.

Details about the guest list, exhibitors, retailers, Artist’s Alley, ticket information, directions, and other information can be found on the convention’s website or on its MySpace page.

Please visit for details about the Harvey Awards banquet, tickets, schedules, and more. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, e-mail

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