- Posted by Johanna on August 5, 2011 at 8:28 am
- Category: Comic News
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.