Official Press Release
Besides all of the creators, panels, costume contests, and awards ceremony occurring at the 10th annual Baltimore Comic-Con on October 10-11, 2009, this year's show features some amazing events for collectors of all types!
Original-Owner Golden Age Comics Sale
John Haines Rare Comics is pleased to announce the premiere of an original-owner Golden-Age comic book collection at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con. This collection consists of most major super-hero titles published between 1952 and 1954, including all but two issues of the Atlas Super-Hero series. Veteran collectors know how rarely comics from this period surface and will want to be on-hand to view and purchase these seldom-seen treasures. Several examples already graded by CGC include: Sub-Mariner #38 CGC 6.0, Young Men #27 CGC 6.0, Adventure #210 CGC 5.5, and Detective #225 CGC 5.5. For a complete list of comics from this collection, visit the John Haines Rare Comics web site at www.comicsandfriends.com.
CGC Grading Contest
If you are going to the Baltimore Comic-Con, then it's time to test your grading skills! Together with GPA for Comics (http://comics.gpanalysis.com), Matt Nelson and Richard Evans will host the 3rd Official CGC grading contest at the show. The contest will be held throughout the weekend at the Classics Incorporated/Worldwide Comics booth.
The rules have changed: grade 20 comics in 20 minutes. No restoration check this time, as all 20 books will be unrestored. First place prize is $250 and bragging rights. Only 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are announced, but each participant's individual scores will be e-mailed to them.
The cost has dropped too. If you are currently a subscriber to GPA for Comics, then your cost to compete is nothing! GPA will cover the usual $10 entry fee for all paid members. To sign up, simply log in to your GPA account and click on "Grading Contest" on the main menu. For those non-subscribers who wish to participate, GPA will pay half of that fee. So you pay either nothing or $5 to play! Set aside 20 minutes while you're at the show, come by the booth, and test your grading skills!
Please visit www.classicsincorporated.com for information regarding contest rules and results.
Retailers at the 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con will be traveling from all around the country with comics, graphic novels, and other collectible items of all types and ages. This year's list of retailers includes: A to Z Toys, All-American Comics, Apocalypse Comics, Anime Gift, Backroom Comics, Bagged and Boarded, Basement Comics, Beyond Comics, Big Ben's Comix, Bill's Books, Bob Cook/Gerber, Graphicnoveldiscount.com, Brett's Comic Pile, Canton Games, Captain Comics, Cards Comics & Collectibles, Cavalier Comics, Charles Bond Comics, Clandestine Comics, Cloak and Dagger Comics, Collectors Comics, Comic Age Ent., Comic Book Adventures, The Comic Book Shop, Comic Central, Comically Speaking, Comics to Astonish, Comics World, Comix Connection, Cosmic Comix & Toys, Crazy Ed's, Dale Roberts Comics, Dave's American Comics, David Burns, David Shankle, Double Midnight Comics, Earl Shaw's Comics, The Encounter, Fantastic Realm, G.E. Collectibles, Graham Crackers, Greg Reece's Rare Comics, Guy Rose Comics, Harley Yee Rare Comics, Heroes Aren't Hard to Find, Heroes In Action, HighGradeComics.com, The Hobby Shop, House of Anime, John Haines Rare Comics, JVH Associates, Kay Fabe Inc., Laughing Ogre, Marks Vintage Collectibles, Matt Greig, Metal Machine Ent., Motorcycleboy Comics LLC, NG Things/Modondi, Neat Stuff, Nelson Dodds, New Dimension Comics, Ninja Pirate Gear, North Coast Nostalgia, Outpost Games LLC, Painted Visions Comics, Past Generation Toys, Paul McSpadden, Paw Prints Comics, Philadelphia Comic Book Co, Pop Culture Trading Pins, Soundtrack, Starz 'N' Cars, Styleonline.com, Superworld, Third Eye Comics, Tomorrow's Treasures, Twister Comics, Ultimate Comics, Victory Comics Group, Warp 9, Welcome Back Comics, Wizards Realm, World Wide Comics, Zapp Comics, and Zeno's Books.
Tickets are available at Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reistertown, MD, Laughing Ogre Comics in Northern Virginia, or pick them up this Sunday, October 4th, at the Capital Associates Comic Show in Tyson's Corner, VA from the Cards, Comics & Collectibles tables. You can also buy your ticket in advance via http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets.htm to avoid the ticket line the day of the show.
Harvey Awards Ticket Sales
Ticket for the 2009 Harvey Awards and Banquet are now on sale. Place your order with a credit card by calling 410-526-7410.
We will continue to providing details on guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming leading up to the show. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.
This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10th.
As we continue to get ready for this year's show, we would like to remind you to mark your calendar for next year's Baltimore Comic-Con dates: August 28-29, 2010.