BCC’12: John Romita Sr. joins Stan Lee for panel at Baltimore Comic-Con

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Press Release

The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce that John Romita Sr.will join Stan Lee for his panel, to be held Saturday afternoon, September 8th at 4:30pm. John is appearing on behalf of the Hero Initiative.

Best known for his work at Marvel Comics on the Amazing Spider-Man, John began working for the company at Atlas Comics in the 1950s on war, romance, horror, and other genres.  He freelanced at DC Comics in the mid-1950s on romance titles and cover art, eventually leaving to work as a commercial artist before being lured back to Marvel full time where he spent time working on Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and eventually his long run on Amazing Spider-Man, defining for many the look of the Spider-Man characters.

In addition, Stan Lee Collectibles is pleased to announce that they will have a limited edition poster for sale at the show.  A small number of these limited edition posters have been reserved for VIP and VIP GOLD ticket holders to ensure they are able to purchase one.  Limited quantities are available for purchase by attendees.  The posters may be purchased at booth 1507-1508 on the showroom floor.

Finally, we are pleased to announce Stan’s Appearance Schedule while at the Baltimore Comic-Con:

Saturday (times are approximate)
10:30 -12:00 – SIGNING
12:30 –  1:30 – PHOTOS
2:00 –  3:30 – SIGNING
3:45 –  4:25 – PHOTOS
4:30 –  5:30 – PANEL
5:45 –  TBD – SIGNING

Sunday (times are approximate)
10:00 – 11:00 – PHOTOS
11:00 – 12:00 – SIGNING
1:00 –   4:00 – SIGNING & PHOTOS – EXACT TIMES TBD

The Hero Initiative is a federally charted not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in their hour on need. By providing financial safety nets for medical aid, financial support for the necessities of life, and an avenue back to paying work, the Hero Initiative, through the support of its donors, has been able to grant more than $500,000 to over 50 comic veterans.

For more information about how to help support the Hero Initiative, please visit www.heroinitiative.org.

General Admission
General Admission tickets for Saturday, Sunday, and the weekend are available at baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/.

VIP PACKAGES:
Stan Lee will now be appearing both days at the show. While one Stan Lee autograph and one Stan Lee photograph is included with each VIP Admission and each VIP GOLD Admission, attendees can now purchase individual autographs from our website. In addition, VIP and VIP GOLD attendees can purchase additional individual autographs from Stan Lee with these autograph tickets.  Purchase yours at http://baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/.

VIP Ticket holders receive:
* 30-minute early admission on both days of the show
* One (1) item SIGNED by Stan Lee
* One (1) PHOTOGRAPH with Stan Lee
* Fast track access to for Stan’s signing line and his photo line
* Priority Seating at Stan’s panel on Saturday
* Stan Lee t-shirt courtesy of StylinOnline
* Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Calendar

VIP GOLD Ticket holders receive:
* EXCLUSIVE Friday-night Q&A panel at the hotel of Stan Lee and friends, including Walt Simonson, Louise Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Frank Cho, Barry Kitson, Mark Buckingham, Larry Hama, and Roger Stern.  JUST ADDED — Mark Waid will now moderate the Stan Lee and friends panel!
* EXCLUSIVE “meet and greet” with Stan and Guests following the panel.
* EXCLUSIVE signing time where Stan will sign the VIP GOLD member’s ITEM at the Friday event! (Skip the Saturday line entirely!)
NOTE : VIP GOLD TICKET HOLDERS RECEIVE 1 SIGNATURE. THEY MAY CLAIM IT FRIDAY, SATURDAY, OR SUNDAY.
Plus all benefits of the VIP Ticket holder:
* 30-minute early admission on both days of the show
* One (1) item SIGNED by Stan Lee
* One (1) PHOTOGRAPH with Stan Lee
* Fast track access to for Stan’s signing line and his photo line
* Priority Seating at Stan’s panel on Saturday
* Stan Lee t-shirt courtesy of StylinOnline
* Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Calendar

VIP and VIP GOLD Ticket purchasers will receive details (times, places, etc.) approximately 1 week before the show.

The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards will be held on the night of Saturday, September 8th, and tickets are on sale now! Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125. Tickets are available at our website via credit card or Paypal at baltimorecomiccon.com/harvey-awards/.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit www.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 7 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 www.harveyawards.org.

via Baltimore Comic-Con