Monday, October 5, 2015

NYCC 2015: BOOM! Studios Announces Pre-Show Event, Talent, and Panels

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce a pre-show event, panels, exclusives, and list of talent for the 2015 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side during the weekend of October 8-11.

Anchoring the publisher’s presence at New York Comic-Con, BOOM! has partnered with several comics retailers for New York Comic Con exclusives and a pre-show signing event.

Midtown Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2036) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine) to Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s The Spire #1, while Newbury Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2945) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) to The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag Special.

BOOM! has partnered with Forbidden Planet in Manhattan’s East Village for a pre-New York Comic Con signing event on Thursday, October 7 from 7-9pm (NYCC badge NOT required), featuring the following creators (additional creators may be announced):

Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes)
Frank Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market)
Matthew Daley (Lantern City)
Michael Dialynas (The Woods)
Eryk Donovan (Cognetic, Memetic)
Brian Joines (Imagine Agents)
Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)
S.M. Vidaurri (Iscariot, Iron: Or, the War After)
Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

Forbidden Planet (212-473-1576, is located at 832 Broadway, between 12th and 13th St.

BOOM! will host the following panels at New York Comic Con:

BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward
Thursday, October 8, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Room 1A06
2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik, join Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Si Spurrier, James Tynion IV, Matthew Daley, and Kyle Higgins as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics.

Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity, and Representation in Comic Books
Friday, October 9, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Room 1A24
The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse Panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up, and what Creators and Fans can do to be heard. Join Moderator David Brothers and Panelists Marjorie Liu, Shannon Watters, Jeremy Whitley, Amber Garza, Joey Stern and Darryl Ayo in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity and representation in mainstream comics.

Camp Out with Lumberjanes!
Friday, October 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Room 1A24

Pack your bags, bring your s'mores kit and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, from the BOOM! Studios imprint, BOOM! Box! Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, and Special Guests discuss what's down the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by Raina Telgemeier (Drama).

The following BOOM! creators can be found in Artist Alley at New York Comic Con:

Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes) - AA9
Frank Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market) - Q14
Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl) - J2
Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow) - G3
Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk) - J12
Jorge Coelho (John Flood, Sleepy Hollow) - K15
Tim Daniel (Burning Fields, Curse) - U16
Camilla d’Errico (Tanpopo) - 215
Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit, The Empty Man) - K12
Eryk Donovan (Cognetic, Memetic) - H3
Evan Dorkin (Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Comic Archive)
Joe Eisma (Big Trouble in Little China) - X4
Jerry Gaylord (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return) - N14
Penelope Gaylord (Adventure Time) - N15
Gabriel Hardman (Planet of the Apes) - Q9
Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) - CC19
Brian Joines (Imagine Agents) - W10
Justin Jordan (John Flood) - R6
Janet Lee (The Wonderland Alphabet) - K13
Michael Moreci (Burning Fields, Curse) - U17
Jimmy Palmiotti (Palmiotti & Brady’s The Con Job)
Missy Pena (The Amazing World of Gumball) - U8
David Petersen (Mouse Guard) - J1
Joe Quinones (Big Trouble in Little China, Sleepy Hollow) - G4
Humberto Ramos (Crimson) - L9
Stephane Roux (Protocol: Orphans) - B10
Felipe Smith (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, Freelancers) - R4
Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)
Dominike “Domo” Stanton (Palmiotti & Brady’s The Con Job) - Z9
Durwin Talon & Guin Thompson (Beautiful Scars) - V12
James Tynion IV (Cognetic, The Woods, UFOlogy, Memetic) - H3
Charles Soule (Strange Attractors) - W15
Allison Strejlau (Regular Show) - AA15
Fred Van Lente (Big Trouble in Little China) - W13
Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) - AA9
Jim Zub (Munchkin) - X3

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