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Boston Comic Con Features Major Comic Artists and Creators; Plus 5 FOG! Moderated Panels!

BCC2016-Frank-Miller-DD(1)More than 90 of the world’s leading comic book artists and creators will appear at this year’s Boston Comic Con, taking place at the Seaport World Trade Center from August 12 through 14.  Joining legendary comic book creator Frank Miller for his only New England appearance in 2016 will be major comic writers and artists, including Brian Azzarello, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and many more.

“Boston Comic Con really stands out as a show because of the audience, who really understand what we do,” said Jimmy Palmiotti, who has written for Deadpool, Painkiller Jane, and Harley Quinn.  “We come every year to Boston Comic Con, which grows every year, because we find the audience is sweet, smart, and well-versed in what we do.”  Palmiotti and his wife Amanda Conner will be celebrating DC Universe Rebirth: Harley Quinn #1, which will be released in a special edition at Boston Comic Con.

As New England’s largest annual comic book convention, Boston Comic Con focuses on bringing major comic book artists and writers to the region.  This year’s show will also include an appearance by Frank Miller, who wrote The Dark Knight ReturnsSin City, and 300, among other major works.  The event will also include an appearance by Brian Azzarello, who has written for Wonder Woman and is collaborating with Miller on The Dark Knight III: The Master Race.  Azzarello also wrote the screenplay for the animated film Batman: The Killing Joke, which features Mark Hamill and will be released on July 25th.

“The fans at Boston Comic Con are focused on the comics, that’s why they come to the show,” said Brian Azzarello.  “They want to talk to me and I want to talk to them. It’s nice to have an honest exchange with the fans there.”

The stellar line-up of over 90 world class comic book artists and writers also includes notable appearances by Sam Kieth, John Cassaday, and Frank Tieri.  Kieth is best known for his creator-owned titles The Maxx and Zero Girl and as co-creator of The Sandman.  Cassaday is a fan favorite artist with acclaimed runs on Planetary, Captain America, Astonishing X-Men and Marvel’s new Star Wars series.  Tieri has written for Iron Man, Wolverine, and Cat Woman.  They join other famed artists such as Arthur Adams, Mike and Laura Allred, Greg Capullo, Terry Dodson, Phil Jimenez, Erik Larsen, Jae Lee, David Lloyd, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, Bernie Wrightson and many more.

“We are truly fortunate to have so many major comic book creators come to Boston Comic Con,” said Nick Kanieff, co-founder of Boston Comic Con. “Writers and artists are constantly telling us how much they enjoy coming to the show because our fans are knowledgeable and interested in talking with them.”

Boston Comic Con also boasts an impressive Celebrity Guest list including William Shatner, the original Captain James T. Kirk, whose appearance, along with Karl Urban and Vic Mignogna, marks the celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.  Also appearing are leading stars from top current TV shows including John Barrowman, Caity Lotz, Ciara Rene and Robbie Amell from CW’s Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, Danielle Panabaker of Arrow and The Flash, Ben McKenzie from Gotham, Elizabeth Henstridge from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and featuring special appearances from Doctor Who companions Jenna Coleman and Karen Gillan.  Gillian Anderson, who plays the iconic role of FBI Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files, completes the celebrity guest line-up.

Forces of Geek’s Stefan Blitz and Clay N. Ferno will also be on hand, moderating several panels:

Friday, August 12th

Author!  Author!
Moderated by: Clay N. Ferno
1:00 PM, Harbor View Ballroom
Participants: Marv Wolfman, Ming Doyle, Frank Tieri, Amanda Diebert
Description: What’s the story?  Well, ask these legendary comic book writers and they’ll tell you.

Saturday, August 13th

Spotlight on Scott Snyder
Moderated by: Stefan Blitz
11:00 AM, Harbor View Ballroom
Description: Q&A panel with fan-favorite comics writer Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman, Wytches, American Vampire, and many more).

Sunday, August 14th

Spotlight on Gillian Anderson
Moderated by: Stefan Blitz
1:00 PM, Harbor View Ballroom
Description: Meet Gillian Anderson – star of The X-Files, The Fall, Hannibal and the upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

Gotham’s Jim Gordon: Spotlight on Ben McKenzie
Moderated by: Stefan Blitz
2:00 PM, Harbor View Ballroom
Description: The star of Fox TV’s hit show Gotham talks with fans at Boston Comic Con

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Elizabeth Henstridge
Moderated by: Clay N. Ferno
3:00 PM, Harbor View Ballroom
Description: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Elizabeth Henstridge mixes it up with fans at Boston Comic Con.

Boston Comic Con will also feature a Friday Night Drink’n’Draw, Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park, a Charity Art Auction, Film Festival, Cosplay Harbor Cruise, Saturday Night After Party, Cosplay Costume Contest and hundreds of comic book artists, writers and exhibitors selling comic book memorabilia. Friday, August 12, at Boston Comic Con is Family Friday with special admission pricing for kids, a dedicated Kids Con with special kid-friendly programming and activities, and a Kids Cosplay Contest.

For tickets and more information visit www.bostoncomiccon.com

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