I visited the Baltimore Comic-Con yesterday for the first time. It’s a very impressive show, to say the least. We got there within minutes of the opening and found lines draping the building; there were long queues inside as well.
Artist Alley at the Baltimore Comic-Con is pretty much half of the show. The show boasts an outstanding array of talented folks. From a trading card perspective, we saw sketch cards on many of the artists’ tables, though most were of the PSC type rather then those created for official releases. There were just a few publisher booths at the show and just about no Hollywood involvement like you’ll find at Comic-Con International, New York Comic Con, and some of the Wizard World shows. It’s a true comic book show the way they used to be but on a very large scale. The lines for guest of honor, Stan Lee, were massive.
We found many artists in Artist Alley who currently work on cards (or have in the past) including: Edward Cherniga, Chad Ciconni, Jerry Gaylord, Laura Inglis, Kevin Leen, Brian Kong, Bill McKay, Rhiannon Owens, Sara Richard, Uko Smith, Allison Sohn, Bryan Turner, and John Watkins-Chow. This list is definitely not complete. Cards could be found at a few retailer booths including NSU Card Talk member’s non-sportcards (Derek), TBear (Ted), Zeno (Wayne) and others.
We’ve got a gallery of show photos below. Enjoy!