Friday, October 16, 2009

Addendum: A Bit More Boston Comic-Con Information.

From the official Email I just got. Everything in blue is added by me.

Boston Comic Con - October 24-25th!
Only one more week 'till The Boston Comic Con!!
Saturday & Sunday October 24th & 25th. 10am to 5pm both days. I'll be there both days at the Comic Artists Guild table.
Guest starring: Tim Sale (You may recognize him as the guy who does nearly all the art in "Heroes".), Walt Simonson (just added), Geof Darrow (Best known as one of the concept artists for the "Matrix" trilogy.), Herb Trimpe, Mike McKone, Khoi Pham, Cliff Chiang, Stephane Roux, Eric Canete, Jim Calafiore, & David Mack!
Admission: $10 per person each day. Children under 10 free.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! - Wear a costume and get in for FREE! Weee! I like this because it means you have no excuse to not go dressed as your favorite character (or whatever you come up with at the last minute.)
Where: The Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA This place is a little hard to get to. It's probably easiest to take the T. Take the Green Line to the Copely Square station. Walk down Boylston Street, past Dartmouth and Clarendon Street, until you hit Berkeley Street. Walk down Berkeley, past St. James Ave., and The BBEC should be the large building on your right.
Alternatively, just follow all the people in costume.

The Boston Comic Con is the largest comic book show in New England. Don't miss it! 'Nuff Said.
PS. Bill Sienkiewicz has been rescheduled to the April 2010 Boston Comic Con.

Aww, I was going to bring in that weird Santa Claus book for him to sign. Oh well, maybe next time.
I've been to Bo-Com-Con twice so far and have enjoyed myself each time. Even if you aren't a comic book fan, you'll find something interesting there for you. Just the opportunity to meet artists is enough of a reason to go, and there's a good mix of well-established professionals, people who are just starting out, and everything in between. And for those of you who heard the horror stories from this past year's San Diego Comicon, rest assured that Bo-Com-Con is much less overwhelming in scale, less about hyping the latest big Hollywood summer blockbusters, and more about illustration and meeting artists and having fun. The atmosphere is like a big party, and it is very family-friendly. You know how some communities host Open Farm Weekends so that kids can "learn where their food comes from"? Bring the kids to Comic-Con so they can learn where their favorite characters come from.

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