Baltimore Comic Con

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Baltimore Comic Con 2023 - Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Baltimore Comic Con 2022 - Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 Notes

Baltimore Comic Con 2021 - Day 1 - Day 2

Baltimore Comic Con 2020 - didn't happen due to COVID-19 :(

Baltimore Comic Con 2019 - see DTC 169 for a preview of the panels but no notes, no podcast :(

Baltimore Comic Con 2018

Part 1 - DTC 156: Day 1 of the 2018 Baltimore Comic Con including what I bought and the one panel I went to

Part 2 - DTC 157: Day 2 of the 2018 Baltimore Comics Con, mostly what I bought and the panels I went to

Part 3 - DTC 158: Day 3 of the 2018 Baltimore Comics Con, mostly what I bought and the panels I went to, and some thoughts about the show that I forgot to include in the last couple episodes

Baltimore Comic Con 2017

Part 1 - DTC 144: what I bought, people I talked to, panels I went to on my first day at the convention

Part 2 - DTC 145: what I bought, people I talked to, panels I went to on my second day at the convention

Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling: Carl Potts (writer, artist, editor) talks about what works and is most effective when illustrating a comic book story

Licensed Comics Panel: Mark Wheatley, James Kuhoric, Joseph Rybandt, and (moderator) J.C. Vaughn discuss their experiences writing and drawing licensed comic books, dealing with the rights owners, and feedback from fans

Marv Wolfman and Mark Evanier in Conversation: Marv and Marc interview one another, tell stories, and take questions from the audience about their careers in the comic book industry

Comics in the 1970s: Ron Wilson, Elliott Maggin, Joe Staton, Keith Pollard, John Workman, and moderator Robert Greenberger discuss their memories of working at DC, Marvel, and smaller publishers and take questions from the audience about working in the comic book industry in the 1970s

Baltimore Comic Con 2016

Part 1 - DTC 122: the drive from DC to Baltimore, what I bought, and panels (Writers, Editors, Dawyn Cooke) I attended on my first day at the convention

Part 2 - DTC 123: what I bought, panels (Howard Chakyin, Steve Englehart, Diversity in Comics) I attended on my second day at the convention plus other miscellaneous thoughts about the Con

The Process of Writing: Panelists Amy Chu, J.M. DeMatteis, Mark Waid, Paul Storrie, and Hope Larsen talk to Moderator Bob Greenberger about the perceptions and reality of their individual processes of writing comic books.

Changing Roles of Editors: Panelists Louise Simonson, John Workman, Dafna Pleban, Mike Pellerito, and Paul Levitz discuss some of the challenges and successes they have experienced as comic book editors.

Spotlight on Howard Chaykin: An hour of Q&A with comic book writer and artist Howard Chaykin.

Spotlight on Steve Englehart: An hour of Q&A with comic book writer Steve Englehart.

Baltimore Comic Con 2015

Part 1 - DTC 90: what I bought, what I ate, panels (New Mutants, Myths and Legends, Untold Stories) I attended on the first day of the convention

Part 2 - DTC 91: what I bought, what I ate, more stuff I bought, panels (Advertisements, Russ Heath, Silver Age Art) I attended on the second day of the convention

Part 3 - DTC 92: what I bought, what I ate, panels (The Spirit, Comic Books as Cultural Mirrors, Tom Palmer) I attended on the third day of the convention

New Mutants Panel: Louise Simonson (editor) and Bob McLeod (penciler/inker) discuss the early days of the New Mutants.

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Adapting, Incorporating, and Drawing Inspiration from Myth, Legend, and Literature: A discussion of the use of myths and legends in comic books with Ron Randall, Greg Pak, Walt Simonson, and Jamal Igle with moderator Paul Storrie.

Stories I Haven't Yet Told: John Ostrander, Ron Marz, Louise Simonson, and Terry Moore talk about stories that they never got to write or that never saw print, mostly for DC and Marvel with moderator and Former DC Comics Editor Robert Greenberger.

It's an Ad, Ad, Ad World: Advertising in Comics: The audio portion of a retrospective slide show of ads in comic books from Sea Monkeys to Hostess Twinkies and everything in between, prepared and presented by Ed Catto.

Russ Heath Spotlight: The co-creator of the Sea Devils and the Haunted Tank, Russ Heath talks with Mike Gold about his career in comic books.

Silver Age of Comic Book Art: The audio portion of Arlen Schumer's thesis on the evolution of comics during the 1960s through the works of eight artists: Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Gene Colan, Joe Kubert, and Neal Adams.

The 75th Anniversary of the Spirit: The audio portion of Arlen Schumer's retrospective of Will Eisner's most famous creation, the longevity and publication history of the Spirit, and the influence of Eisner on other comic book creators.

Comic Books as Cultural Mirrors: A brief overview of American history from the 1930s to the present focusing on how popular culture and current events were represented in comic books by Christy Blanch (moderator) with color commentary provided by Mark Waid, Louise Simonson, and Walter Simonson.

Tom Palmer Spotlight: The multitalented Tom Palmer (penciler, inker, colorist, painter) discussed his art (including collaborations with Gene Colan and Neal Adams) and career with Jose Villarrubia.

Stuff I Bought

Baltimore Comic Con 2014

Episode 45: Baltimore Comic Con 2014 - Part 3

Fred Hembeck Panel
- Audio Link (m4a)

Henry Boltinoff

The Kubert School

Superman vs. Spider-Man

Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe

What I Bought
- Iron Man
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight

Episode 44: Baltimore Comic Con 2014 - Part 2

Fanzine Panel
- Audio Link (m4a)

RBCC: Rocket's Blast Comic Collector

What I Bought
- Hourman
- Jonah Hex

Episode 43: Baltimore Comic Con 2014 - Part 1

What I Bought
- World's Finest Comics 247, Brave and the Bold 150
- Leftovers 4 & 5

Leftovers by Jason Pittman

The Dave Gibbons Panel
- Audio Link (m4a)

Space Garbage by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, and Al Williamson

Power Man


Jethro Tull

Baltimore Comic Con 2012

Here are links to posts on my old comic book blog about what I saw and did at the convention: Day 1 - Day 2 - Final Thoughts

Recordings of the following panels can be found on the Convention Panels page.

Spotlight on Frank Quitely - José Villarrubia interviews Frank Quitely - Roughly two-thirds of the panel was a discussion between the two artists. The audience got a chance to ask some questions during the last 20 minutes. Both men talked kind of quietly, no pun intended.

Tribute to Joe Kubert - Thom Zahler, Tim Truman, Robert Greenberger (moderator), Tom Raney, and Paul Levitz, (three of whom are alums of the Kubert School. Levitz worked with Kubert going back to the early 1970s. Greenberger leads them in a discussion centered around their memories of Kubert, mostly as a teacher and mentor.

History of Censorship in Comics Panel - Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) Deputy Director Alex Cox and Comic Book Author and Historian Fred Van Lente discuss

Spotlight on Phil LaMarr - Phil LaMarr answered questions from the audience for an hour.

Baltimore Comic Con 2011

Baltimore Comic Con 2010

DTC 155 - recorded in 2018, this episode includes a recollection of my memories of my first Baltimore Comic Con

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