Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2014 took place at the Phoenix Convention Center last weekend, January 24-26. I represented BOOM! Studios at our booth, along with writers Paul Jenkins (“Deathmatch,” “Inhumans”) & Eric M. Esquivel (“Bravest Warriors,” “Loki: Ragnarok and Roll”) and artists Wook-Jin Hunter Clark (“Adventure Time: Flip Side,” “Megagogo”) & Missy Pena (“Bravest Warriors”), plus BOOM!’s Marketing Assistant, Stephanie Hocutt. They’re all awesome people! Below are some memories from throughout the weekend.

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This weekend was the 5th annual Long Beach Comic & Horror Con at the Long Beach Convention Center in California. It was a mellow show with a consistent stream of excited fans who were interested in the BOOM! Studios and Archaia line-up, and indie stuff in general. Below is a small gallery of my favorite photos of the show, taken from behind the BOOM! booth!

I took pictures of Alyssa Milano with fans at the BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment booth during Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo this past weekend in Los Angeles. Scored a quick selfie!

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Alyssa was promoting her upcoming comic book with Archaia, “Hacktivist,” due out in January 2014. And scope this — when I humble bragged about this photo on twitter, Alyssa tweeted back:

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Word.

fbcd-logoA press release for FCBD from the store who has the coolest guest list in the country, Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA:

Los Angeles – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that Mark Waid will be joining the Hero Initiative Benefit Party during Free Comic Book Day 2009 at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, California. Joining him will be the BOOM! Studios’ “unofficial” spokespersons, the Yuan Brothers, from this year’s smash hit OBSERVE AND REPORT.

Waid will be headlining an all-star line up of the Who’s Who in comics today, including Marc Guggenheim (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, GREEN LANTERN movie), J.T. Krul (FATHOM, X-MEN UNLIMITED), Jim Mahfood (GRRL SCOUTS, CLERKS), David Wohl (co-creator of WITCHBLADE, DARKNESS) Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND KID), and more! Collector’s Paradise Free Comic Book Day 2009 happening will be host to a full day of events for fans of every stripe and age:

Signings: Featured guests will be onsite from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Product will be available for purchase to sign, including the TRIBUTE TO MIKE WIERINGO HERO INITIATIVE EXCLUSIVE – FREE with your Ralph’s card and registering with HERO! Or you can bring your own!

Sketches: Jim Mahfood, Joe Benitez and Mike Kunkel can be yours for $10 a sketch, with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!

Auctions: Live eBay auctions of items donated by guests, starting May 2nd at 12:00PM Pacific Time, with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!

Professional Photo Studio: Customers (and their kids) will be able to take photos with their favorite writers and artists , as well as costumed characters! Prints will be available to purchase on the Collector’s Paradise website (www.comicsandcards.net) and pick up in the store, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!

Benefit: 10% of all the day’s receipts will be going to HERO INITIATIVE.

Collector’s Paradise is located at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306. For more information, please call Collector’s Paradise at 818-999-9455 or check the website at http://comicsandcards.net

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This summer, things heat up as BOOM! enters a co-publishing deal with Fox Atomic, a division of 20th Century Fox. Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, 2009 marks BOOM! Studios’ fourth anniversary.

So be sure to get free comics and autographs at Collector’s Paradise (or your local comic book shop) on Free Comic Book Day!