Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 — I’ll Be There!

Baltimore Comic-Con

I haven’t been able to attend as many conventions as I originally planned this year, so I’m particularly looking forward to going to the Baltimore Comic-Con. It’s coming up faster than you think! It’s in two weeks, August 20-21, 2011, at the Baltimore, Maryland, Convention Center. The show runs 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday with the Harvey Awards ceremony on Saturday night. Tickets are $30 for the weekend, $20 for Saturday, or $15 for Sunday.

Of particular interest to old-school fans this year is the presence of Guest of Honor Stan Lee. It’s $55 to get his autograph or $40 for a photograph with him. (If you just want to shake his hand, I don’t know if that’s free or permissible.) There will also be a panel with him on Sunday, the last panel of the day. Or for $195, you can buy the Stan Lee VIP package, which includes early show admission, an autograph, a photo, and preferred panel seating.

While I’m sure he’s very nice to meet, I’ll instead be wandering through Artist Alley, looking for new comics to read by those carrying on the dream of making their own work. There’s also a dynamite guest list. One of the best things about the Baltimore Con is how welcoming everyone is, so I’m looking forward to lots of booth browsing. I need to pick up Colleen Coover’s Gingerbread Girl, and I’m hoping Carla Speed McNeil will sign Finder: Voice for me. There are too many people for me to list everyone I’m excited by, but note that José Luis García-López will be appearing, and he’s an undersung genius.

7 Responses to “Baltimore Comic-Con 2011 — I’ll Be There!”

  1. Joshua Says:

    Too many other things going on that weekend, or I might have given it a shot. Oh well, maybe next year.

  2. Greg Manuel Says:

    I went to college in Baltimore so I was more than happy for an opportunity to go back and pay Charm City a visit…I’ve been to BCC twice and had a great time. Got to meet Mark Waid, which was a highlight of one trip. On the other, George Perez signed my convention ticket. I had a chance to meet the creator of the original Green Lantern, but chickened out at the last minute… :-\

  3. hardtravelinghero Says:

    Awesome. I wish I had the money to go, though I will be in Richmond the weekend of the 12th and will hopefully get to a few more stores in the area to at least window shop.

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