New York, New York – October 21st – Artists Writers & Artisans Studios (AWA Studios), an independent graphic fiction publisher with the biggest names in comics and film--including J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato Jr., Garth Ennis, Steve Epting, and Frank Cho--is set to exhibit at Baltimore Comic-Con Booth #3401 on October 22-24th, 2021. This exhibition will mark the publisher’s return to the convention scene after launching their company at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Despite the global crisis, the publisher has consistently made the top 100 comics on ICV2’s comic/graphic novel sales lists. AWA Studios has recently announced that TOP GUN: MAVERICK director Joseph Kosinski is set to direct the Warner Bros adaptation of their hit series CHARIOT by Bryan Edward Hill, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lesko, with more announcements to come.
Comic fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet AWA Studios CCO Axel Alonso, Associate Editor Dulce Montoya, Managing Editor Will Graves, Assistant Editor Thea Cheuk, Digital Marketing Manager Jackie Liu, and Marketing, Sales, and PR Consultant Lisa Y. Wu at the publisher’s booth. Fans can also stop at the booth to enjoy the publisher’s free prize wheel and explore its line of comics and graphic novels, great booth deals, and mystery totes.
The staff is ready to personally thank comic fans for supporting the comics that they have produced. According to CCO Axel Alonso, “AWA Studios have come so far over the past year and a half, thanks to the support of our fans, and in spite of a global pandemic that, coincidentally, was the genesis of our flagship comic THE RESISTANCE by J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato Jr. We are thrilled to hear how much joy our comics have brought our fans online via social media, but now we get to engage and thank our fans in person at Baltimore Comic-Con.”
Fans will get a free opportunity to take a spin on the AWA Studios Prize Wheel (Booth #3401) for a chance to take home rare ashcans, comics, and a limited edition convention exclusive AWA Studios Mystery Tote, a value of over $80 for only $50.
The publisher is also set to give an entertaining and informative panel titled AWA PUTS CREATOR INTO CREATOR-OWNED on Sunday, October 24th from 2-3pm in Room 322. Be sure to join AWA CCO Axel Alonso, Emmy Award winner Frank Cho (FIGHT GIRLS, LIBERTY MEADOWS), Amazon’s original series THE BOYS creator Garth Ennis (MARJORIE FINNEGAN: TEMPORAL CRIMINAL, PREACHER), and AWA Associate Editor Dulce Montoya as they discuss how AWA Studios supports creator-owned graphic fiction and how their experienced team is capable of bringing these projects into other realms of entertainment.
After the panel, Frank Cho will be at the AWA Studios booth for a signing on Sunday, October 24th at 3:10-4:10pm.
Stop by Booth #3401 this Baltimore Comic-Con, where “America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention” will feature “America’s Greatest New Independent Comics Publisher.”
Storm King Comics Celebrates Halloween at NYCC
(Los Angeles, CA- October 5th 2021) Before Covid, Storm King Comics’ booth at New York Comic Con was the place that Halloween started for many horror fans, and now that the show is back during the pandemic it makes this award winning publisher’s New York Comic Con Exclusive even more meaningful. Fans have been picking up John Carpenter’s Tales For A HalloweeNight horror anthology for six years and this year is lucky number 7. To commemorate the occasion there is a panel Friday at 11:15am to talk about this year’s edition and let fans peek behind the curtain as to the origin story of this groundbreaking horror tradition that helped restart the latest trend of horror anthologies. Storm King’s booth (3001) is the only place to get releases by Sandy King, John Carpenter and the rest of the creative team. Check at the booth for the most up to date signing schedule for the show.
About John Carpenter’s Tales For A HalloweeNight Volume 7
From the mind of John Carpenter, the man who brought you the classic horror film Halloween and all of the scares beyond, and the heart of writer, editor, producer Sandy King, comes a baker’s dozen of twisted tales of terror, tricks, and treats. In volume 7 of the award-winning graphic novel series, Carpenter and King bring together the best storytellers from movies, novels, and comics for another spine-tingling collection of stories that will haunt you. Each story is a standalone surprise that captures the essence of the best night of the year. We dare you to read it all the way to the end. If you get too scared, remember, it's only a comic. It's only a comic... or is it? Happy Halloween.
This year's creators include John Carpenter, Sandy King, Jaime Carrillo, Elena Carrillo, Kealan Patrick Burke, Damien Worm, Neo Edmund, Jan Duursema, Nick Percival, David J. Schow, Gustavo Vazquez, Alec Worley, Ben Willsher, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, Mike Sizemore, Dave Kennedy, Duane Swierczynski, Andrea Mutti, Anthony Burch, Sean Sobczak, Andy Price, Tim Bradstreet and many more.
Friday’s NYCC Panel: John Carpenter’s Tales For A HalloweeNight Origin Story
Fri, Oct 8, 2021
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
In volume 7 of the award-winning graphic novel series releasing this fall John Carpenter and Sandy King bring together the best storytellers from movies, novels and comics for another spine-tingling collection of stories that will haunt you. Each story is a standalone surprise that captures the essence of the best night of the year. We dare you to read it all the way to the end. If you get too scared remember it’s only a comic... or is it? This panel talks about the Halloween anthology series that started the current trend and why John Carpenter’s brand of Halloween is year round! Bring the Halloween edition of TV Guide's REMIND to the panel to get the interior ad for the book signed in person!Guests are: Sandy King, Tom Mandrake, Jan Duursema, Andrea Mutti, Andy Price, Frank Tieri, Janice Chiang, Guy Dorian Sr., Sian Mandrake, Richard P. Clark, Neo Edmund
Not going to the show? Visit https://www.stormkingproductionsstore.com/ for the hottest in John Carpenter related merchandise.
We're only a few days away from New York Comic Con. Join BLUE JUICE COMICS Oct 7-10 at booth #2243 and meet some of the creators and artists.
All 4 days:
ANNE BONNIE penciler/inker Nick Justus
BILLY THE KIT creator/artist Barry McClain, Jr.
GROWING DARK writer Kristopher Triana
Thursday, Oct 7
IMMIGRANT, AMERICAN, SURVIVOR Authors Charles Ricciardi and William Jimeno
Friday, Oct 8
THE ACCELERATORS creator/writer Ronnie Porto and artist Gavin Smith
Saturday, Oct 9
BILLY THE KIT creator/writer JV Gray
And we're sure some other folks will be in and out of the booth throughout the weekend, especially COMIC BOOK MEN's Ming Chen, DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER director Erik Sharkey, and writer of EMBALMING DAY (A Story from the Attic) Richard Davis.
Here's a look at some of the books and exclusives:EMBALMING DAY:
The first Tale from THE ATTIC
From the twisted minds of writer Richard Davis (CULT OF DRACULA) and artist Alex Riegel (SCUMBAG) comes a horrifying "silent" story of someone's worst nightmare. We had so much fun pulling this one together, and it's just the first "story from THE ATTIC"... with loads more fun/creepy/horrifying tales to come in 2022!
BILLY THE KIT
JV Gray (JONAH HEX), Barry McClain, Jr. (Q-BALL), and Slamet Mujiono (DOCTOR WHO) present the brand new supernatural western BILLY THE KIT. The first issue hits local comic shops tomorrow (Wednesday, 10/6) but you can visit us and pick up a copy at NYCC, and if you stop by the booth on Saturday you can get your copy signed by creators JV Gray and Barry McClain Jr.!
The beloved pirate adventure continues with Issues 10-14, written by Orion Martindale, pencils/inks by Nick Justus (who will be doing commissions at NYCC), and colors by Rebecca McConnell. In this volume, Ariana and her friends face off against a powerful witch and get a few big steps closer to unraveling the mystery: What happened to the famed pirate queen ANNE BONNIE?
Volume 4This is the time-traveling adventure that started it all for us here at Blue Juice Comics! Volume 4 is new this year, and volumes 1-3 will be available at NYCC - so you can catch up on all the fun! Written by Ronnie Porto, pencils/inks by Gavin Smith, and colors by Anwar Hanano, we're getting closer and closer to the end of this epic story, with Volume 5 planned for 2022.
10 short stories from KRISTOPHER TRIANA
A macabre collection of lurking dread and blood-curdling terror, ranging from otherworldly evils to very human nightmares, this powerful set of tales is sure to keep you sleeping with the lights on. The first 10 people who join Kris at our booth and buy a copy of GROWING DARK get an exclusive prize.
Can't make the show? No problem! You can order all of the above and more at: www.shopbluejuice.com
“State of IDW” Livestream Event Hosted by the Sensational Sam Maggs Reveals Red-Hot Exclusives for New York Comic Con
Go Behind the Scenes with IDW Publisher Nachie Marsham and
Special Guest Jim Zub on Dungeons & Dragons, TMNT: The Last Ronin, and More!
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 4, 2020) – In advance of this weekend’s New York Comic Con, comic book and graphic novel publisher IDW held a “State of IDW” livestream event today hosted by writer Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, My Little Pony/Transformers) with guests Nachie Marsham, the publisher of IDW, and acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons writer Jim Zub!
The in-depth discussion not only explored the latest developments in IDW’s thrilling line of comic books, but also unveiled the company’s impressive collection of exclusive variants for New York Comic Con 2021!
The lively “State of IDW” video, featuring colorful conversation and never-before-seen artwork, can be watched right now at IDW’s YouTube Channel.
“New York Comic Con holds a special place in our hearts and is a great way to connect with IDW fans worldwide; we’re thrilled to be able to bring that experience to viewers virtually again this year,” says Nachie Marsham, IDW Publisher. “I hope readers everywhere enjoy our ‘State of IDW’ feature, and special thanks to Sam and Jim for helping to break IDW’s latest news!”
Highlights from the “State of IDW” livestream included: the announcement of Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons: The Meeseeks Adventure; the expansion of Star Trek: The Mirror War to now include special one-shots focusing on Data, Geordi La Forge, Benjamin Sisko, and Deanna Troi; a first look at the Teenage Mutant Punk Frogs; and more! Be sure to visit us on YouTube for the full details on what’s to come from IDW as we head into 2022!
IDW’s dedicated NYCC web store (nycc.idw publishing.com) launched today, the home for all of IDW’s convention exclusives, signed bookplate editions, special bundles, and bargains aplenty! Here’s our plan for rollout:
Full details for all of IDW’s exclusive products for New York Comic Con are available below!
Throughout the event, IDW will also run a special contest for fans to win one of each of IDW’s NYCC 2021 convention exclusive comic book variants -- to enter, simply enter your email address at our NYCC web store.
IDW’S CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES
IDW’s new exclusives will be made available to order beginning Thursday, October 7th. IDW is offering free domestic shipment on all orders of $70 or more. Visit IDW’s convention webstore here to place orders -- but hurry, these hot comics are only available while supplies last, and the web store closes at midnight on October 11th!
John Buscema's Marvel Heroes Artist’s Edition Variant
Illustrated by John Buscema
Exclusive Variant Cover by John Buscema
$200.00 (Available for Preorder; Shipping in December)
Bermuda #3 Convention Exclusive
Written by John Layman • Illustrated by Nick Bradshaw
Convention Exclusive Cover by José Luis García López
Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #9 IDW Online Exclusive
Written by Daniel José Older • Illustrated by Toni Bruno
Convention Exclusive Cover by Jesse Lonergan
Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 IDW Online Exclusive (Boros)
Written by Jim Zub • Illustrated by Eduardo Mello
Convention Exclusive Cover by Zoltan Boros
Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 IDW Online Exclusive (Horley)
Written by Jim Zub • Illustrated by Eduardo Mello
Convention Exclusive Cover by Alex Horley
Transformers Halloween 2021 Special IDW Online Exclusive
Written by Dan Watters • Illustrated by Beth McGuire-Smith
Convention Exclusive Cover by Bryan Lee
Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts Of Vader's Castle #1 IDW Online Exclusive
Written by Cavan Scott • Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla & Megan Levens
Convention Exclusive Cover by Megan Huang
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #121 IDW Online Exclusive
Written by Sophie Campbell • Illustrated by Jodi Nishijima
Convention Exclusive Cover by Francine Delgado
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: The Monster Of Temple Peak #2 IDW Online Exclusive
Written by Cavan Scott • Illustrated by Rachael Stott
Convention Exclusive Cover by Ilias Kyriazis
Star Trek: The Mirror War #1 IDW Online Exclusive
Written by David & Scott Tipton • Illustrated by Gavin Smith
Convention Exclusive Cover by Zach Howard & Nelson Dániel
IDW (NYSE AMERICAN: IDW) is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms. The award-winning IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment divisions holistically evaluate and acquire IP for franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, games, merchandise, and other entertainment platforms, in addition to bringing world-renowned storytelling to life with our creative partners.
THE TOP SECRET LEGO® COMIC BOOK WILL BE REVEALED AT SKYBOUND XPO
The Groundbreaking Pop Culture Virtual Event Returns on Friday, October 29
LOS ANGELES 10/04/2021 — THE BIGGEST COMIC BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SEASON IS HERE—exclusively at The Skybound Halloween Xpo on Friday, October 29. This event will stream on Skybound Entertainment’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
What is the top secret, very first LEGO® comic book from the historic partnership between Skybound Entertainment and AMEET Publishing? You’re going to find out here—along with a first look at art from <SPOILER>! Yeah, that’s right, <SPOILER> is the first LEGO comic book and features the return of <OTHER SPOILER>!
This one-day virtual event also brings fans worldwide can’t miss panels from the world of comics, including Comics Vault Live (with exclusive new drops) to the crossover with sneakerheads (sponsored by Whatnot); the stunning new statue from Telltale’s The Walking Dead; a behind-the-scenes look at Skybound Tabletop; the return of ATTACK! With Attack Peter; a deep dive into Latinx representation in Horror; and of course, a not-to-be-missed new episode of Movie Trivia Schmoedown!
The full programming line-up, beginning at 10am PT, includes:
For more info and updates on The Skybound Halloween Xpowww.skybound.com and follow Skybound on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT THE LEGO GROUP
The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine. The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund, Denmark. However, its products are now sold in more than 140 countries worldwide. www.LEGO.com
AMEET is a global publisher of children’s books. With an international sales and editorial team—and an in-house art studio and R&D department—AMEET works closely with publishing partners and booksellers around the world to create unique, high-quality books inspiring imaginative play in over 50 countries. Focused on fostering creativity through hands-on experiences with beloved brands, AMEET is committed to providing fun, educational, and innovative books for the next generation. www.ameet.eu
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. The company is the home of notable properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur.
Skybound holds strategic partnerships across the entertainment industry, and has the in-house capabilities to serve as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games. On screen, Skybound holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look movie deal with Universal. Additional partnerships include comic book publishing with Image Comics, book publishing with Simon & Schuster, and a first-look narrative audio deal with Audible. Skybound also houses a variety of unique creators and their IP, including Kristian Harloff and his pop-culture movie trivia platform the Schmoedown Entertainment Network, and printmaking expert Peter Santa Maria’s Attack Peter brand.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
NEW YORK, NY, October 4, 2021 -- With NYCC 2021 just days away, Tenacious Toys has updated us with additional products and exclusives form their upcoming NYCC booth!
The Tenacious Collective will occupy booths 1579, 1681, 1675 and 1772 this year. Tenacious Collective members include Tenacious Toys, Furry Feline Creatives, Nugglife, Nitelyfe Pins, Concrete Jungle, SNS Hobbies, Bun Leung and Kudoze.
Between the 8 members and their 4 booth spaces, the Tenacious Collective will be selling art toys, vintage toys, collectibles, statues, plushes, apparel, pins, original artwork, stickers and many other unique items that will not be available at any other booth at NYCC.
Tenacious CEO Benny Kline has worked for over a decade to build up the Tenacious Collective into an unmatched destination for east coast convention attendees.
While there is a lot of Tenacious NYCC info to digest, they make it easy to follow along in your favorite way:
Tenacious Toys NYCC info & products are on their website here and below: https://www.tenacioustoys.com/collections/nycc-2021
You can also follow Tenacious on IG or Twitter @tenacioustoys or just follow the hashtag #tenaciousnycc21 on IG.
Blog posts about each exclusive will be posted on the Tenacious website - these blog posts will contain specific information about the release of each NYCC exclusive product.
Some of the Tenacious NYCC 2021 exclusives will be available simultaneously online during NYCC: Mad*L Citizens, Skinny Cap GID Blue, Los Chupacabras, & the Ghost Boners, plus an addiitona preorder opening up for The Smugglers by Wetworks.
All previous exclusives from the past year are already available on the Tenacious Toys website, with only a handful (half a dozen) of each available in New York at NYCC and on the newly-launched The Haul website.
TENACIOUS TOYS NYCC 2021 EXCLUSIVES (BOOTH 1579):• Tarbus the Tardigrade "What Lurks in the Murk" Edition: $30
• Wetworks AP-2K "Caramel Bones" Edition: $160
• Mad*L Citizen Tenacious Exclusive by UVD: $50
• Playful Gorilla Banana Skinny Cap GID Blue: $50
• Best Buds Alien OG Toxic Glow Edition resin: $40
• Weston Brownlee El Chupacabra Shadows Edition: $60
• Weston Brownlee El Chupacabra GID Edition: $60
• Brian Ewing Ghost Boner Orange Goblin Edition: $25
• The Toy Viking Nordic Cat "Odin's Eye" Edition resin: $40
• Party Color Danger Dog Mini vinyls (blind bagged): $10
• 5thTurtle Teenage Mutant Danger Dog vinyl: $40
• UNCLE Studio custom 15" UberKranky: $3000
• MANY OOAK custom Skinny Caps from various artists
OTHER SHOP EXCLUSIVES FROM 2021 IN THE TENACIOUS BOOTH:• Scribe Rainbow Rumpus + print by UVD: $95
• Playful Gorilla Banana Skinny Cap Green with Envy: $50
• Playful Gorilla Master9Eyes R177A Edition by PureArts: $100
• Boo Berry GID Skull Danger by DuBose Art: $140
• Vandul-Bot by Vandul x Czee x Clutter: $100
• Rusted Devils by Manta Toys: $75
• Diener Space Creatures Blue by Last Resort Toys: $80
• Casey Weldon Kittypillar Siamese by 3A: $80
• Weston Brownlee El Chupacabra Green Edition: $65
• Chris B. Murray GOONBOXES by Clutter: $150
• Quiccs Lil Qwiky Battle Damaged Heisenberg Edition by Clutter: $85
• Danger Dog Letter Jacket Pins designed by Jake Jarkor: FREE WITH PURCHASE
NON-EXCLUSIVE ITEMS IN BOOTH 1579:• The Smugglers by Wetworks (10 advance sets, with a simultaneous online preorder)
• Modern Hero Red Edition by Mad Toy Design (will also be available online)
• Modern Hero Grey Edition by Mad Toy Design (will also be available online)
• JT Studio Jians Green figure: $85
• JT Studio Bull & Red Kid 1/6 scale 2-Pack $419
• JT Studio Rock Gaki 01 Day 1/6 scale: $300
• JT Studio Street Mask Ken 1/6 scale: $250
• JT Studio Street Mask KONG 1/6 scale: $280
• JT Studio Sha Monk vinyl figure: $99 (also be available online)
• JT Studio YORU Flourescent GID vinyl figure: $120 (also be available online)
• JT Studio YOX 200% Marble edition: $140 (also be available online)
• The Walking Dead King Ezekiel 1/6 scale by Threezero: $180 (also be available online)
• Game of Thrones Tormund Giantsbane 1/6 scale by Threezero: $180 (also be available online)
• Tiny Tarbus Blind Boxes by Doomco: $9 (also be available online)
• Boundless Brooklyn Mailbox Kit: $10 (also be available online)
• Boundless Brooklyn Billboard Kit: $18 (also be available online)
• Boundless Brooklyn Medium Water Tower Kit: $16 (also be available online)
SIGNINGS:• Juan Muniz (Ninobuni): 2PM daily
• Alex Rivera (Playful Gorilla): 4PM Fri & Sat, Noon on Sunday
About Tenacious Toys:
Tenacious Toys has been buying, selling & producing art toys in vinyl, resin, PVC and plush since 2004. The primary mission of Tenacious is to lift up and empower new creators by offering them a retail platform to showcase, promote and sell their artwork in the 3D collectibles space. The Tenacious website is an ever-changing and vibrant selection of limited-edition collectibles that is unmatched anywhere else. Tenacious Toys accepts many different forms of payment, including cryptocurrencies! Join the Tenacious email list or get on the VIP text list by texting TENACIOUSTOYS to +1 (205) 390-2379 to receive the insider info about new toy releases and exclusive discounts!
About New York Comic Con:
NYCC is the East coast's largest pop culture convention, taking place at the Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan on October 7-10, 2021.
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#NYCC: Z2 COMICS AND AMERICAN MUSIC SUPPLY “BRING THE NOISE” TO NEW YORK COMIC CON WITH SIGNINGS, PROGRAMMING AND MORE!
Breakout Publisher Returns to the Convention Floor with Some of the Biggest Names in Their 2021 Line Up; Including
Anthrax, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Esoteric of CZARFACE,
My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way,
Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills and More
NEW YORK, NY—The leading publisher of music-based graphic novels continues to make noise, announcing huge names from music and comics in attendance at this year’s convention to debut and announce future projects throughout the weekend!
In partnership with American Music Supply, fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the biggest names behind Z2’s 2021 publishing slate including a special appearance by originators of rap and rock’s crossover, Chuck D of Public Enemy and all five members of Anthrax!
First up on Friday at 1-2 pm, My Chemical Romance and Electric Century’s Mikey Way will sign advance copies of his upcoming graphic album Electric Century with co-writer Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys)!
After that at 3:30 pm, fans can catch all of the day’s signers in room 1A21 for the Z2 Comics panel!
This past year, Z2 Comics published graphic novel tie-ins Ice Nine Kills’ fan favorite album The Silver Scream, as well as all-new immersive experiences meant to be consumed together, with Mikey Way’s Electric Century and the 2022 release of Graham Coxon’s Superstate. We invite you to an exclusive discussion around how these and other artists are redefining art and music in tandem with an entirely new format and experience. Join Z2’s Jeremy Atkins in discussion with Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century), Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas,Esoteric of CZARFACE for this once in a lifetime panel bringing together the biggest names in hip hop, rock and beyond!
Following the panel, catch Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas back at the Z2 booth from 5-6 pm, followed immediately afterward by Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE and superstar comic book artist David Mack, signing an exclusive print to be revealed ahead of the show!
Full day’s schedule is below:
1-2 pm: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century)
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: The Graphic Album w/Mikey Way, Spencer Charnas and more! (Room 1A21)
5-6 pm: Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills: Inked in Blood)
6-7 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE, and David Mack
Saturday will continue a star-studded lineup with the addition of the one and only Chuck D of Public Enemy, and Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Jon Donais, and Scott Ian of heavy metal legends Anthrax!
Chuck D leads off the day from 12 -1 pm with his first-ever appearance at New York Comic Con, in celebration of the impending release of the Z2 graphic novel Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the legendary album of the same name!
Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE returns for his second appearance from 1-2 pm.
All five members of the Anthrax lineup contributing to the critically acclaimed Among the Living graphic novel will sign from 2-3 pm.
Following just after, Chuck D and Anthrax will take the stage together for the first time in over a decade in room 1A21 at a special panel presentation to celebrate 30 years since their landmark collaboration of “Bring the Noise!”
30 years after this landmark collaboration brought together the worlds of rock and rap music, Chuck D of Public Enemy and the entire Anthrax lineup find themselves reunited in an all-new medium, determined to make history again with the releases of their respective graphic novel debuts. Join Rolling Stone writer/editor Kory Grow, Chuck D, and all five members of Anthrax for what will surely be the can’t miss panel of the convention, with a look back at their musical collaboration, as well as insight into the creative process behind the Apocalypse 91 and Among the Living graphic novels.
At 6 pm, all five members of Anthrax and Chuck D will sign TOGETHER in the Z2 booth to close out the show!
Full schedule of events for Saturday can be found below:
12-1 pm: Chuck D of Public Enemy (Apocalypse 91: The Revolution Never Sleeps)
1-2 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE
2-3 pm: Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Jon Donais, and Scott Ian of Anthrax
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise w/Chuck D and Anthrax (Room 1A21)
6pm: Chuck D & Anthrax
Without a doubt, this will be Z2’s biggest convention to date, with announcements of NYCC exclusive items yet to come in the days before the doors open to the convention hall! For more info on New York Comic Con and beyond, follow Z2 Comics on Twitter and Facebook, and look for news on a chance to win signed gear from American Music Supply following the show!
About Z2 Comics:
Z2 Comics is the premier destination for official music-related graphic novels, created in partnership with top-tier artists, musicians, directors and pop-culture icons. Distributed globally via Simon & Schuster, Z2 has collaborated with such diverse artists as Blondie, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, Joan Jett, Gorillaz, Machine Gun Kelly, Sublime, Yungblud, Cypress Hill, Babymetal, Major Lazer, Rico Nasty and Alter Bridge as well as debut comic works by Grammy-nominated artists Sturgill Simpson and Poppy, as well as essential album tie-ins by The Doors, Anthrax, Public Enemy, Ronnie James Dio, King Diamond, and All Time Low. Additionally, the company has tapped top talent for the official graphic biographies of such pop-culture legends as The Grateful Dead, Beethoven, John Lee Hooker and Charlie “Bird” Parker..
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA- September 20, 2021- PopCon International Film Festival is proud to announce its convention dates for 2022. The 3rd edition of the film festival will be held June 2-5, 2022, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.
“We were ecstatic to hold our in-person convention and film festival this past July. PopCon was fortunate to be after restrictions were lifted, but before the current state of the pandemic,” stated Audery Lane, Festival Director & Programmer. The film festival is a component of PopCon- now in its 9th year and includes the 6th Annual PopCon Podcast Awards, and the 9th Annual Ultimate Cosplay Championships. And as always there will be dozens of fan panels and workshops alongside video gaming, laser tag, escape rooms, state-of-the-art virtual reality offerings, and 24-hour board gaming. “PopCon will also continue to have the best selection of vendors for fans to enjoy,” said co-owner Kris Keys.
Submissions for the film festival open September 20, 2021 and include multi-genre categories with a focus on but not limited to: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime/Animation, Horror, Action/Adventure, Fan Film, Thriller, Documentary, Internet Culture & Gaming/Sports.
New to the film festival for 2022 is the screenplay competition and newly added award categories. “The film festival saw incredible growth between its first and second year- more than doubling submissions. From the inception we wanted to include screenplay categories and are stoked to have it in our programming,” said George Lane, Festival Director & Programmer.
The film festival will be a hybrid in-person and virtual event. The virtual portion will be held in June 2022 with dates to be announced.
“Our entire film festival team is humbled by the support and love from the film community (other festival organizers, filmmakers and convention/film festival attendees). That support drives us to continually strive to screen the best independent genre films from across the globe,” stated Audery Lane.
Films and screenplays can be submitted via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/PopConFilmFest
Please read all the rules and terms. If in doubt, filmmakers should feel free to email with any questions prior to submission: firstname.lastname@example.org
PopCon International Film Festival Dates & Deadlines
September 20, 2021- Submissions Open
November 21, 2021- Early Deadline
January 16, 2022- Regular Deadline
February 27, 2022- Late Deadline
March 20, 2022- Extended Deadline
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