Valiant Blasts into Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 with Exclusives, Panels, Signings, and More!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - In just a few weeks, the most nominated publisher of the 2016 Harvey Awards is going above and beyond for its boldest Baltimore Comic-Con ever!
From Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th, 2016, Valiant Entertainment is taking over Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 - and they're bringing along a squadron's worth of convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, panels, and more!
All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Baltimore Convention Center at Booth #2008 and find out why Valiant has racked up an unprecedented 50 Harvey Award nominations by perusing a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, The Valiant, X-O Manowar, Book of Death, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, Faith, and many more.
But that's just the start of your Valiant Universe experience! For the entire weekend, Valiant will give away FREE complimentary copies of the Faith #1 Second Printing! Packed with the beginning of Faith's best-selling ongoing series debut and the bonus "The Future of Valiant" Sneak Preview flip book - spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics - you won't find a more exciting giveaway anywhere else.
And, available only in Charm City, don't miss the Generation Zero #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant - featuring the awe-inspiring artwork of fan-favorite artist Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time)! Experience the latest "Future of Valiant" series here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (Faith) deploy the breakout stars of Harbinger Wars into their most dangerous mission yet: high school!
Valiant is also offering fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 the chance to join in the celebration of X-O Manowar (2012)'s 1,000,000th copy sold with the X-O Manowar 1,000,000th Copy Commemorative Seal. Fans who purchase or provide copies of X-O Manowar #49 (any cover) at the Valiant booth (#2008) will be afforded the opportunity to have their copy embossed with an official Valiant 1,000,000th copy seal - designed in honor of X-O Manowar's legendary achievement and forever commemorating a new milestone in Valiant history - free of charge!
Plus, get ready for signings throughout the weekend from an all-star cast of special guests, including writers Fred Van Lente (Generation Zero, Archer & Armstrong) and B. Clay Moore (Savage, Bloodshot)! And don't miss the boatload of Valiant merchandise sailing into Baltimore, including t-shirts featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, and more!
The action continues on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Panel Room #339-342 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here - a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant's biggest, most memorable characters! You seen the reviews, you've heard the buzz... Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O Manowar and Faith to Bloodshot Reborn and Divinity, get the stories behind Valiant's biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that's perfect for new fans!
But that's not all! Peek into the unbelievable stories charging towards your favorite superheroes on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Panel Room #343-344 for Valiant: The Future of Valiant and Beyond! With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what's next for powerhouse series like Faith, Generation Zero, Britannia, Bloodshot U.S.A., Harbinger Renegades, Savage, and Divinity III: Stalinverse right here with an all-star cast of panelists including Fred Van Lente (Generation Zero) and B. Clay Moore (Savage)! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements - only at Baltimore Comic-Con.
Then, hang onto your ballots, because Valiant's weekend in Baltimore is going to hit the stratosphere on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency for the 29th Annual Harvey Awards! For the second year running, Valiant will attend the Harvey Awards as the single most-nominated publisher with critically acclaimed titles including Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, The Valiant, and may more! With 50 nominations in nearly every category, including "Best Writer," "Best Artist," "Best New Series," "Best Continuing or Limited Series," "Best Single Issue," Valiant is once again leading the pack - and we want you there to celebrate with us!
Finally, stay tuned for a soon-to-be-revealed surprise from Valiant and the Certified Guarantee Company (CGC) that will make its official debut at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con!
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General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!
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In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.
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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 www.harveyawards.org.