Media Release — Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York based Wizard Entertainment, confirms today the dates and venue for the recently purchased New England Comic Con.
“October is a great time to be in Boston,” said Shamus. “The Hynes Convention Center is a premiere space and a hometown favorite for shows. I’m excited to bring the New England Comic Con fans this upgraded con experience.”
For the first time, the Inkwell Awards will present their 2010 trophies live at New England Comic Con. Previously the Inkwell Awards were announced only online. The winners will be presented their trophies and then take part in a Q&A session with fans.
“There will be a lot of new developments coming from us this year. We’re debuting our Ms. Inkwell mascot and creating the first exclusive Inker Database. Having Wizard’s support will be integral to increasing the awareness and exposure of these, and future, developments of the organization,” said Bob Almond, Inkwell Awards founder and director.
All fans are encouraged to vote online in August for their favorite inker in each category at www.inkwellawards.com. The Inkwell Awards committee will judge eligibility of all nominees that are selected from their separate Nomination Committee.
“Inkwell Awards recognizes unsung heroes of the comics industry. We’re helping this organization develop because it’s important to the industry and because our fans want to learn about and interact with quality artists,” said Shamus.
About Inkwell Awards:
The Inkwell Awards is a non-profit charity organization entering it’s third year whose mission is to inform fans about the craft of inking and recognize ink artists for their quality work and contribution to the comic book industry and sequential art process. They host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award and the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship for the legendary Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art. Daniel Best, Jim Tournas, Bob Shaw and Nathan Massengill comprise the awards committee. Editor Mike Marts and artists Adam Hughes and Ethan Van Sciver act as Ambassadors for the Inkwell Awards.
Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre
April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center
June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94
October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center
November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center
Atlanta Comic Con, TBD
Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD
Cleveland Comic Con, TBD