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The Baltimore Comic-Con is a comic book-oriented fan convention held annually in Baltimore since 2000.

Baltimore Comic-Con
Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 - G.I. Joe Team (6844241697).jpg
Some people dressed as characters from G.I. Joe at Baltimore Comic-Con, held at the Baltimore Convention Center.
StatusActive
GenreComic
VenueBaltimore Convention Center
Location(s)Baltimore, Maryland
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated2000; 19 years ago (2000)
Attendance15,000+[1]
Organized byMarc Nathan
WebsiteOfficial website

Each year, the show features marquee-name comic book creators past and present, publishers, charitable organizations, and vendor booths offering genre-related items, including comic book back-issues, limited edition collectible items such as Toon Tumblers and clothing, videos/DVDs, etc. Panel discussions throughout the day feature industry names presenting information on current and upcoming industry events, past hallmarks in comic book history, and information on the industry and how to be a part of it.

HistoryEdit

Founded by Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics, and Collectibles of Reistertown, Maryland, the show was originally a one-day show[2] held at the Sheraton Hotel in the Chartley Shopping Center,[3] located in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland.[citation needed]

The show continued to grow in size, and in 2002, it show moved to the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, across from Camden Yards and down the street from Geppi's Entertainment Museum, and was extended to a two-day show. In 2014, responding to demand from attendees and exhibitors, the show moved to a three-day event, from September 5 to 7.[citation needed]

An annual Yearbook, featuring renderings by attending artists, became a part of the show in 2012, featuring Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows characters, followed by Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo in 2013 and Matt Wagner's Grendel in 2014. A scavenger hunt is also associated with the Yearbook, where attendees who get a pre-defined number of contributor autographs receive prints that were not part of the book, featuring characters from that year's theme by other attending artists.[citation needed]

List of convention datesEdit

Comics industry awards venueEdit

In 2006, the 19th Annual Harvey Awards, named for comics creator Harvey Kurtzman, and developed to honor comic book industry professionals and companies singled out by their peers, moved from the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City to the Baltimore Comic-Con, with Kyle Baker as Master of Ceremonies.[32] The Harvey Awards were held every year at the Baltimore Comic-Con from 2006 to 2016, when they moved to a new venue.[33] The Harvey Awards were replaced with the creation of the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, or Ringo Awards", beginning with the September 2017 convention.[34]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cavna, Michael (August 27, 2010). "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: Has it become the supreme antidote to San Diego?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ "About". Cards, Comics and Collectibles. Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived on December 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Wood, Carrie (September 5, 2013). "Need to know: Baltimore Comic-Con 2013". The Baltimore Sun.
  4. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2001 (28 Oct 2001) Baltimore, Maryland". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002 (26-27 Oct 2002) Baltimore, Maryland". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003 (20-21 Sep 2003) Baltimore, Maryland". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "CBLDF Benefit Book Features Spider-Man cover by Frank Cho!". CBR.com. June 7, 2004.
  8. ^ "Baltimore Comic-Con Announces 2005 Dates". CBR.com. November 3, 2004.
  9. ^ "From The Scoop: Don Rosa Joins Baltimore Comic-Con". Diamond Comics. December 3, 2017. Reprinted from The Scoop (April 19, 2005), Gemstone Publishing. Archived December 3, 2017.
  10. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2006 (09-10 Sep 2006)". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "PHOTO GALLERY: Baltimore Comic-Con 2016" Archived 2017-12-03 at the Wayback Machine. WMAR-TV (Baltimore). September 3, 2006.
  12. ^ MacDonald, Heidi (September 7, 2007). "Baltimore Comic-Con dawns". Comics Beat.
  13. ^ Smith, John W. (September 11, 2007). "Baltimore Comic-Con XTRA: Mike Wieringo Tribute". CBR.com.
  14. ^ Flick, Chris (September 15, 2008). "Baltimore Comic Con 2008". Capes & Babes.
  15. ^ "Image Comics returning to Baltimore Comic-Con 2008". CBR.com. September 24, 2008.
  16. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2009 (10-11 Oct 2009)". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  17. ^ Solan, Colin (August 26, 2010). "Last Minute Updates for Baltimore Comic-Con 2010". Convention Scene.
  18. ^ Solan, Colin (August 16, 2011). "Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 Panel Schedule". Convention Scene.
  19. ^ Di Giorgio, Zoe (September 9, 2012). "A 'Nerd Buffet'" Archived 2017-12-03 at the Wayback Machine. The Diamondback.
  20. ^ Solan, Colin (July 30, 2012). "Baltimore Comic Con Welcomes Kids Love Comics Pavilion for 2012!". Convention Scene.
  21. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2013 (07-08 Sep 2013) Baltimore, Maryland". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  22. ^ Means-Shannon, Hannah (September 2, 2014). "Baltimore Comic-Con's Grendel Yearbook Supports A Creator In Need". Bleeding Cool.
  23. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2014 (05-07 Sep 2014) Baltimore, Maryland". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  24. ^ Wickline, Dan (August 4, 2015). "September 25-27". Bleeding Cool.
  25. ^ Solan, Colin (April 13, 2016). "Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 Announces First 100+ Guests". Convention Scene.
  26. ^ Johnston, Rich (September 3, 2016). "Valiant, Reborn At Baltimore Comic Con". Bleeding Cool.
  27. ^ Johnston, Rich (September 10, 2017). "79 Panels For Baltimore Comic-Con, With Marvel, DC, Image, Boom, Valiant, And Dynamite". Bleeding Cool.
  28. ^ Pérez, George. "BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2017 (Canceled) (22-24 Sep 2017) Baltimore, Maryland". George Perez Website (george-perez.net). Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  29. ^ Means-Shannon, Hannah (September 10, 2017). "Baltimore Comic-Con 2017: Aftershock Exclusives And Creators". Comicon.com.
  30. ^ "THREE BIG DAYS! SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018!". Baltimore Comic-Con. Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived on December 3, 2017.
  31. ^ "Upcoming Comic Book Conventions". Convention Scene. December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017. Archived December 3, 2017.
  32. ^ "The Harvey Awards History". The Harvey Awards. Archived from the original on January 31, 2010.
  33. ^ Draper Carlson, Johanna. "Harvey Awards Leaving Baltimore, New Home Not Disclosed" Comics Worth Reading (October 14, 2016).
  34. ^ Johnston, Rich (June 16, 2017). "The Ringo Awards – Named After Mike Wieringo – To Replace Harvey Awards At Baltimore Comic Con". Bleeding Cool.

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