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COUNTDOWN TO BCC - 5 DAYS: Harvey Awards Preview
From the official Baltimore Comic Con press release . . . . . . . .
Join the Comics Industry at The Harvey Awards!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 25, 2016 -Please join us on the evening of Saturday, September 3, 2016 for the Harvey Award Ceremony and participate in an experience like none other in Comic Fandom. You will have an opportunity to see Harvey Awards nominees, along with some of the top talent in the industry. The Harvey Awards ceremony will honor the award recipients and induct two creators into the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame. In addition, The Hero Initiative will present their annual awards.
Harvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets to the event, which includes a full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), the awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125. Tickets are available at our website via credit card at http://baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/. Please note: tickets will not be available for purchase at the door, so please make your purchase today.
Following a cocktail hour where you can rub elbows with industry professionals and fans alike, this exciting evening will be highlighted by our returning host Vivek J. Tiwary, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group.
Vivek will welcome our presenters to the stage, including comics professional like Amy Chu, Katie Cook, Denis Kitchen, Hope Larson, Terry Moore, David Petersen, Louise and Walter Simonson, Mark Waid, and Dirk Wood.
In addition, you will be witness to the honoring of legendary comics talent being recognized for their contributions to the industry. The Hall of Fame inductees will beCarl Barks and Al Jaffee. From our friends at The Hero Initiative, the 2016 Hero Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to Joe Giella. Please join us in honoring this legendary group!
We are also pleased to present a gift bag to the first 300 attendees purchasing tickets for this comic event of the fall. This year's gift bag is a wonderful collection of books, including such treasures as The Fifth Beatle Collector's Edition from Dark Horse Comics, Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House from IDW Publishing, and The School for Good and Evil. In addition to this wonderful book, expect contributions from other publishers as well, including Abrams ComicArts, Action Lab Entertainment, Inc., Archie Comic Publications, Book Blaze, BOOM! Studios, Diamond Select Toys, Hakes Americana & Collectibles, PCB Productions, Soho Press, Valiant Entertainment, and Wildside Press.
Gold Sponsors: BOOM! Studios, Geppi Family Enterprises, Line Webtoons & DeviantArt
Silver Sponsors: Akuna Entertainment, Borderlands Comics & Games, ComicMix, Hakes Americana & Collectibles, Insight Studios Group, Painted Visions Comics, The School for Good and Evil, Valiant Entertainment
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit http://baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 11 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit http://www.harveyawards.org.
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
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I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…