Baltimore Comic-Con returns next weekend to the The Baltimore Convention Center. BCC is one of the countries largest Comic-Con and unlike Comic-Con International, New York Comic Con, and some of the Wizard World shows, does not feature Hollywood types or movie studios. What the show does feature (in a huge abundance) is comic books and comic creators. Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating it’s 13th year.
We reported on last year’s Baltimore Comic-Con here and said while we only found a few dealers selling non-sport cards, we did see many card creators 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. According to the show’s Artist Alley page, Gaylord, Leen, McKay, Owens, Richard, Smith, Turner, and Watkins-Chow are expected back this year. Others on the list who have worked in trading cards include (but are not limited to): Dennis Budd, Mark Dos Santos, Meghan Hetrick, Jason Kretzer, Mike Lilly, Manny Mederos, Jason Metcalf, Brett Pinson, Bill Pulkovski, Slickaway, and Scott Zambelli. This year’s top names include Stan Lee, Neal Adams, John Romita Jr., Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, and others.
In addition to the show itself, the show boasts a costume contest and other associated events. The Harvey Awards have been presented at the Baltimore Comic-Con since 2006. This year’s presentation takes place Saturday night at 8:45 (a cocktail hour and dinner preceeds the awards) at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. More information on the awards can be found on Baltimore Comic-Con’s dedicated Harvey Awards page.
If you live anywhere near Maryland and are looking for a great old-fashioned comic show on a grand scale, head on over to Baltimore Comic on September 8th and 9th.
Further Information: Baltimore Comic-Con