Whether comic book fans like to dress up as their favorite superheroes or simply follow their stories in print, Baltimore Comic-Con introduces them to a unique experience.
The event will return to the Baltimore Convention Center from October 18-20, with new guests and fan favorites.
Confirmed media guests include Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol on “Battlestar Galactica” and the Turtle on “The Flash”), Johnathan Schaech (Jonah Hex from “Legends of Tomorrow” and the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover in the Arrowverse shows), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy in the “Teen Titans” animated series, Stinkfly on “Ben 10” and Michelangelo on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and Tara Strong (Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Raven in “DC Super-Hero Girls,” Twilight Sparkle in “My Little Pony” and Raven in “Teen Titans Go!”)
What sets apart the Baltimore convention, though, is the emphasis on comic creators.
“We have some 200-plus comics guests, from rising indie and small-press comics stars, to legends of the industry that have created key and award-winning content over the course of comics history, like Jim Lee, Brian K. Vaughan, Jim Steranko, Walt and Louise Simonson, Neal Adams, Marv Wolfman, and so many more,” said Randy Tischler, a member of Baltimore Comic-Con’s executive staff.
While Baltimore Comic-Con honors the history of comics, it has a milestone of its own to celebrate this year: its 20-year anniversary.
“We started out 20 years ago as a comic book show in a hotel with a small handful of big comics guests, and just kept growing with that as the underlying model,” Tischler said. “With that growth, we've added aspects to the show, such as panel programming; the annual show-exclusive yearbook; costume contests for kids, adults and cosplay professionals; cosplay panels; a scavenger hunt; the Kids Love Comics Pavilion; hosting the comics industry's Ringo Awards; an art auction; and media guests, among other things, not to mention a much larger space.”
To check out the many activities, plan to attend on Friday between 1:00pm and 7:00pm, Saturday between 10:00am and 7:00pm, or Sunday between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
“While our profile has grown, our original spirit remains,” Tischler said. “We try to put on the show that we'd want to attend as fans — because that's what we are too — and we strive to make it the best experience we can for our attendees, guests and exhibitors. We think that's why they keep coming back!”