Saturday & Sunday August 3 - 4, 2013  |  World Seaport Trade Center  |  200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA

Comic Art Auction at the BCC!

On Saturday August 3 from 5-7pm in the Beacon Hill Room, the Boston Comic Con is hosting a public comic book original art auction.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Boston One Fund for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy, as well as the The Mike Wieringo Scholarship for aspiring comic book artists. This scholarship was established in memory of comic book artist Mike Wieringo for aspiring comic book artists studying sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Costume Contest
Yaya Han will be at the 2013 BCC all weekend, and hosting our annual costume contest 3pm-4:45pm on Sunday August 4!

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience. To this day, Yaya has made 200 (and counting) costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, and sci-fi.
BCC Exclusive Variant
Boston Comic Con's first-ever offering in the variant comic marketplace will be IDW's My Little Pony #6.

Featuring cover art by Agnes Garbowska, this comic is limited to 1,000 copies and can be purchased only at the convention! No pre-orders available! Get them signed by Agnes at the show! $10 each.
Nicole Jean Marie
Nicole Marie Jean is a cosplayer, artist, sculptor, and designer from New England.

Since 2011, she has made and worn more than 25 costumes. Nicole is perhaps best known for her take on Bane from Dark Knight Rises, which has given her the nickname throughout the cosplay community as "Lady Bane."

  • Saturday 8/3: 10am-7pm
  • Sunday 8/4: 10am-6pm
Artist Panels (Saturday 8/3)
Waterfront Room
  • How to Pitch UcreateComics Million Dollar Fund

    D. Duncan, CEO, and D. Lanouette, Founders
  • Neal Adams' Secrets of The Silver Age

    Neal Adams
  • Cover Artists

    Brian Stelfreeze, Dave Johnson, Joe Quinones
  • Independent Creators

    Terry Moore, James OBarr, David Petersen
  • DC Comics

    Tony Daniel, Aaron Lopresti, Dan Didio, Scott Snyder
  • Fables

    Phil Jimenez, Barry Kitson, Bill Willingham, Chrissie Zullo
  • Writing Comics

    Steve Niles, Frank Tieri, Tom Sniegoski
  • Female Creators

    Amy Reeder, Colleen Doran, Sara Richard

Artist Panels (Sunday 8/4)
Waterfront Room
  • All Ages Comics

    Shelli Paroline, Don Rosa, Maris Wicks
  • Mike Mignola Spotlight

    Mike Mignola
  • Marvel Comics

    Mark Bagley, Mike Choi, David Mack, Brandon Peterson
Events (Sunday 8/4)
Waterfront Room
  • Locke & Key

    Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall
  • Costume Contest

    Hosted by Yaya Han
  • Hobbit Fan Q&A

    Aidan Turner & Dean O'Gorman

Events & Panels (Saturday 8/3)
Beacon Hill Room
  • Meet The Legions

    Star Wars cosplay organization
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

    Trivia game about comics, sci-fi, TV, movies
  • Anime Trivia

    Hosted by Isis Kain, the Anime Trivia Mistress
  • So You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist

    Former Dark Horse Comics editor, Phil Amara
  • Nashville Superman

    Country music singer, Allen Shervells, sings songs about Superman
  • Art Auction

BCC Film Festival
Cambridge Room
Events & Panels (Sunday 8/4)
Beacon Hill Room
  • Nashville Superman

    Country music singer, Allen Shervells, sings songs about Superman
  • Yaya Han's Cosplay Q&A

    Yaya Han
  • Doctor Who Comics

    JK Woodward, Blair Shedd, Josh Adams
  • How to Pitch Your Comic to Publishers

    Anthony Del Col, co-creator of Kill Shakespeare
  • Stop Waiting and Make Your Comic!

    How to turn your ideas into reality with George O'Connor

"The Hobbit" Photo Op
Waterfront Room 1A
  • 12:30-1:30pm (8/3 and 8/4)

Magic: the Gathering
Star City Games Invitational Qualifier
  • Date: Saturday August 3, 11am
  • Registration: August 3, 10am-11am
  • Entry: $25
  • Prize: Based on attendance

Magic: the Gathering
Gatecrash Sealed Deck Tournament
  • Date: Sunday August 4, 11am
  • Registration: August 4, 10am-11am
  • Entry: $25
  • Prize: Based on attendance

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Booster Draft
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday August 3 & 4, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prizes: 8-4 pack prizes

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Win-a-box
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday August 3 & 4, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prize: Booster box for winner

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Standard and Modern
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday August 3 & 4, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prize: TBD

Magic: the Gathering
4-Player Commander
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday August 3 & 4, as filled
  • Entry: $5
  • Prize: 2 booster packs each time you eliminate another player

16 Man Booster Box
  • Hours, Saturday August 3: 11am, 2pm, 5pm
  • Hours, Sunday April 4: 11am, 2pm
  • Entry: $5

Got questions on this event? Contact Pandemonium Books.

Can I wear a costume to Boston Comic Con?
  • Do I need to wear a costume to attend Boston Comic Con?
    Absolutely not.
  • Does it have to be a superhero costume?
    No, you may dress as any character you choose provided it's "family friendly" and please note you must wear shoes at all times in the convention center regardless if your character does not.
  • What do you mean by "family friendly"?
    If your costume is too revealing/offensive (cover up those naughty bits!) you will be asked to cover up or change. For example, a Mystique costume comprised of only blue bodypaint and panties would not be permitted.
  • Will people take my picture?
    Probably, by wearing a costume in public you are tacitly giving approval that people take your photograph and immediately post it to the internet. That being said people taking photos should ask permission first.
  • What if some creep won't stop harassing me?
    Tell Boston Comic Con staff or a member of Security immediately. Boston Comic Con will not tolerate any sort of harassment of our attendees whether they are in or costume or not.
  • What are the rules regarding cosplay props?
    First of all, please use common sense. If you can't take it on a plane then its probably best to leave it at home. Please note we cannot and will not pre-approve your props. Security will need to check and tag them each day of the show.
Specifically please refer to the following:
- No real weapons functioning or not (firearms, blades, bows,
  crossbows, explosives, nunchuks, etc.)
- No metal props, stick to plastic or, better yet, foam.
- No chains, whips, spikes, leashes, etc.
- No hardwood props (baseball bats, bokken, etc.)
- Nothing that emits smoke, flame, etc.
  • Also, please note the following disclaimer:
    All fake/toy/prop guns must have an orange tip, whether glued plastic or painted. And if it shoots projectiles (ie discs, pellets, liquid, etc) it must be made nonfunctional and irreparable. This applies to fake/toy/prop bows as well.
  • As well as this one:
    Boston Comic Con reserves the right to confiscate any prop deemed dangerous and to eject any attendee who may be a danger to others. These rules apply to the cosplay contest as well.
  • Wait, there's a cosplay contest?
    Yes, Boston Comic Con hosts an annual cosplay contest with judges, prizes, etc. It's one of the biggest events of the con and space for both participants and audience runs out quickly. This year's costume contest will be 3-4:45pm Sunday August 4, in the Waterfront Room, and hosted by Yaya Han.
  • Can I sign up for the cosplay contest right now?
    No, registration for the cosplay contest will be held on-site at the convention.

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