Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 BALTIMORE COMIC-CON OPENS FRIDAY!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 logo

The 18th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con kicks-off tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 pm (12:30 pm for VIP Ticket holders), but box offices will be open as early as 8:00 am.

WHEN: September 22 - 24, 2017
WHERE:
Baltimore Convention Center
For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com

Here are a few last-minute reminders for attendees:

  • We are in the Pratt and Howard Street Lobby this year (which is the same entrance as last year).
  • Online ticket sales end Thursday afternoon.
  • Be sure to arrive early, as lines to enter when the show floor opens will begin to form early.
  • All attendees need to bring their receipt from their online ticket purchase or their physical tickets and a photo ID, and follow directions of staff members to guide them to the proper lines where their receipts will be scanned and collected, and wristbands issued.
  • Those who purchased the VIP Packages should go the VIP booth near WILL CALL to attain their packages.
  • We have celebrity photo ops and tickets for media guests. You can meet and greet your celebrity guests in the Guest Autographs and Photos Area.
  • The Frank Miller panel will be Friday at 3:30pm in Room 339-342. To purchase Frank Miller autographs and/or fan packages, go to the tickets page.
  • The Lynda Carter concert begins at 7:30pm. Doors open at approximately 6:30pm (concert ticket is required).
  • The 8th Annual Costume Contest, sponsored by SuperHeroStuff.com, will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm for adults (professional and amateur), and Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm for children. Registration will begin as soon as the show opens at 10:00 am and lasts until 1:00 pm each respective contest day. Contest Registration forms will be handed out at the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby for all patrons interested in entering the costume contest. Over-18 registration will cost $10 for professionals and $5 for craftsmen and amateurs. Under-18 registration will be free.
  • There will be ATMs available throughout the show for your convenience.
  • Maps for the show are now posted.
  • To ensure everyone has a safe and fun weekend, please familiarize yourself with the Baltimore Comic-Con Harassment Policy and Weapons Policy.
  • Bring your comfortable shoes and stay hydrated.
  • Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the latest updates and announcements throughout the show.

Unfortunately, the following previously-announced guests will not be joining us this year. Dave Bullock, Howard Chaykin, Gerry Conway, Vito Delsante, Bob Fujitani, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Cully Hamner, David Marquez, Ron Marz, Mike McKone, Mike Mignola, Denny O'Neil, George Perez, Tom Raney, John Totleben, Ethan Van Sciver, and Bill Willingham. We hope to see them in the future!

Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2018!

That's right! Mark your calendars now for the Baltimore Comic-Con's 18th Anniversary Show, which will take place the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. You definitely won't want to miss it! We'll see YOU in Baltimore!

TICKETS

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Ringo Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/about/hotels/

GUARANTEED PARKING

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Bucky O'Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book), Neal Adams (Harley's Little Black Book), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso), John Anderson (The Infinites), Kaare Andrews (Renato Jones: The One%), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Toybox Time Machine: A Catalog of the Coolest Toys Never Made), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Lee Bermejo (Batman: Noel), Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), Reilly Brown (Slapstick), Harold Buckholz (Wild Lion), Mark Buckingham (Everafter: From the Pages of Fables), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (Surviving Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Rhode Warrior), Nick Capetanakis (Starring Sonya Devereaux), Joe Carabeo (District Comics), Richard Case (King: Jungle Jim), Christa Cassano (Ghetto Clown), Elias Chatzoudis (Peepland), S.A. Check (Casper the Friendly Ghost), Frank Cho (Skybourne), Amy Chu (KISS), Matthew Clark (Wonder Woman), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Paris Cullins (Blue Devil), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Dawn/Vampirella), J. Robert and Elinda Deans (Crass Fed), Jose Delbo (Spongebob Comics), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Dan DiDio (DC Comics), Mark dos Santos (Imperial), Charles C. Dowd (A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls), Emily Drouin (Eplis), Joshua Dysart (Imperium, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy's Tale), Mark Evanier (Groo: Play of the Gods), G. D. Falksen (The Ouroboros Cycle), Tim Fielder (Matty's Rocket), Gary Fields (The Ren & Stimpy Show), David Finch (Batman), Meredith Finch (Catwoman: Election Night), Chris Flick (Capes & Babes), Ramona Fradon (Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters), Franco (Tiny Titans), John Gallagher (Underdog), Shannon Gallant (GI Joe), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Mike Gold (The Pilgrim), Michael Golden (Doctor Strange), Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis), Daniel Govar (A Year of Marvels: The Uncanny), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), John Green (Hippopotamister), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light), Scott Hanna (Wonder Woman), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (The Whisper Campaign), Marc Hempel (Sandman), Phil Hester (Mother Panic), Greg Horn (Grimm Fairy Tales), Ken Hunt (Talon), Laura Innes (The Dreamer), Chris Ivy (The Wonder Woman 100 Project), Klaus Janson (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Friday only), Brian Joines (Bill & Ted Go to Hell), Arvell M. Jones (Marvel Premiere), JG Jones (Batwoman), Justin Jordan (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern), Kata Kane (Altar Girls), Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance), Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter covers), Matt Kindt (Ninjak), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Avengers), Todd Klein (Starstruck), Tony Kordos (Batman and Robin Eternal), Chris Kotsakis (Sir Arthur), Evelyn Kriete (Weird Tales), James Kuhoric (Underdog), Alisa Kwitney (Convergence Batgirl), David Landis (Papercuttables), Greg LaRocque (Stargate Atlantis: Hearts and Minds), Hope Larson (Batgirl), Ken Lashley (X-Men Gold), Jay Leisten (Secret Empire), Mike Lilly (Red Agent), Joe Linsner (Harley Quinn), Todd Livingston (Starring Sonya Devereaux), Mike Lopez (Life's a Beach), Nate Lovett (Actionverse featuring Midnight Tiger), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus), Andrew MacLean (Headlopper), Elliot S! Maggin (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), Mike Manley (Judge Parker), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World's Fair), Mark Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World's Fair), Billy Martin (X-Men Gold), Laura Martin (Wonder Woman), Alitha Martinez (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Mauricet (Dastardly & Muttley), Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (DMC), Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Steve McNiven (Secret Empire), Pop Mhan (Injustice: Ground Zero), Frank Miller (Sin City, Friday only), Chris Miskiewicz (Love is Love), Terry Moore (Motor Girl), Mark Morales (Deathstroke), Tony Moy (The X-Files: Season 10), Dustin Nguyen (Descender, Saturday and Sunday only), Jamar Nicholas (Leon, Protector of the Playground), Melody Often (Amazing Forest), Denny O'Neil (Green Lantern/Green Arrow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ryan Onorato (Pizza Tree), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Steve Orlando (Justice League of America), Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk), Tom Palmer (DC/Looney Tunes 100-Page Super Spectacular), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn), Dan Parent (Your Pal Archie), Jeff Parker (Future Quest), Paul Pelletier (Cyborg), Andrew Pepoy (Archie), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Revolution), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Keith Pollard (Fantastic Four, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Lyle Pollard (Scarlet Huntress), Carl Potts (The Punisher War Journal, Saturday and Sunday only), Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku), Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats), Mark Redfield (Hunted), Afua Richardson (Black Panther), Rafer Roberts (Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Stephane Roux (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), Andy Runton (Owly), Julie Fujii Sakai (Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas), Greg Schigiel (Pix), Bart Sears (Dread Gods), Brian Shearer (GI Joe), Jeff Shultz (Archie), Mimi Simon (Judge Parker), Louise Simonson (Faith), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Andy Smith (Earth 2), Brian Smith (Spongebob Comics), Snailords (Snailogy), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Charles Soule (Astonishing X-Men), Mark Sparacio (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle), Val Staples (Tellos), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Karl Story (Black Panther), Rob Stull (Executive Assistant: Orchid), Jay Taylor (Cold Harvest: Operation Brainwave), John Timms (Harley Quinn), Peter Tomasi (Superman), John Totleben (Convergence: Swamp Thing), Tim Truman (Convergence: Hawkman), David Trustman (Godslap), Sarah Trustman (Memory Arts), Billy Tucci (Shi), Ted Tucker (caricatures), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6, Saturday & Sunday only), Emilio Velez Jr. (Dodgeball Teens), Magdalene Visaggio (Quantum Teens Are Go), Doug Wagner (Plastic), Mark Waid (Avengers), Michael Watkins (Pantha), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who), Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/TMNT), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Ron Wilson (The Thing), Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom), Mike Wolfer (Casper the Friendly Ghost), Marv Wolfman (Raven, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl), John Workman (Riverdale), David Yardin (Jean Grey), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Saturday & Sunday only), and Thom Zahler (Time & Vine).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Ringo Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com