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Sunday (day 3), despite only getting 3 hours of sleep I woke up feeling energized! I had a great time at the Harvey Awards and will definitely be attending them in the future.

Before I start on day 3 I would like to finish out day 2 with the “Mark Waid Guest Of Honor Spotlight” panel from Saturday. Mark Waid was the Guest of Honor this year at Baltimore Comic Con.

Now on to the Harvey Awards!

The Harvey Award Banquet is an experience one doesn’t forget in their lifetime.

We started the evening with cocktails, appetizers and some time getting to know an artist from Texas and a couple that owns a comic shop out of state.  The banquet’s attendees include a wide range of people: from well known industry writers, artists and publishing companies representatives to everyday fans of the industry.

When entering the dining room you are greeted with a bag over flowing with goodies on your chair. The contents of the bag well than makes up for the cost of the tickets to attend this event.  While enjoying a delicious four course meal that gave the out of town guest a taste of the seafood Baltimore is known for there was plenty of opportunity to mingle with your table mates. And of course our dinner conversation consisted mainly of our likes and dislikes of the books that we love to read.

After our dinner the awards started. Hosting the night was writer Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle). During the night we had the pleasure of watching Jules Feiffer and the late Will Eisner (represented by his niece and nephew) receive the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame award, which recognizes cartoonist for significant, historic and cultural impact. Artist Russ Heath received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dennis Kitchen (Founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) was presented with the Dick Giordano Hero Initiative Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Some of the winners include:

  • Best Inker:  Danny Miki – Batman, DC Comics
  • Best Domestic Re-print Project: Steranko: Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist Edition IDW
  • Best Writer: Mark Waid – Daredevil, Marvel Comics
  • Best Artist: Fionna Staples – SAGE, Image Comics
  • Best New Series: Southern Bastards, Image Comics

Now back to day 3, the final day of the Con.

The “Spotlight On Scott Snyder” panel was the first thing to catch in the morning.

I arrived early to get a good seat to capture the video below:

After the panel was over I spent most of the day on the Con floor snapping Cosplay pictures and enjoying the rest of the show.

I managed to pick up the Squadron Supreme Collected Edition for 1/3 of the cover price.  Also managed to find Issues #2 and #3 (still on the hunt for #1) of Batman: The Doom that Came to Gotham.

Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham #2
Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham #3

Sunday’s Cosplay pics

Marvel Bombshells
Grood takes down The Flash
Grodd vs Flash
Iron Man
"Rule 63" Aquaman
Joker's Daughter with Scott Snyder
Ant Man and Captain America
Amanda and Jimmy with Joker's Daughter
Black Widow and Captain America
Earth 2 Flash
Black Manta
Red Lantern Supergirl
Green Lantern
Thor and Thor
We Are Robin
Arsenal, Emma Frost, Artemis and Chesire
Raven, Robin and Joker's Daughter
Witches of Eastwick
Donna Troy
Joker's Daughter and Ethan Van Sciver
Harley Quinn
Huntress, Plastic Man and Black Canary
The Colonol and Friend
Wonder Woman, Bombshell Mera and Aquaman
Gang of Harleys?
Harley and Mr. J
Spiderman looks over the crowd

I had a great time at Baltimore Comic Con, every year it just gets better and better!

I would like to thank Abbey Auxter, David Jefferies, Jason Dougherty, Roger Ash and all the “Minions” who work hard to make this show run smoothly!

I would also like to thank Randy Tischler and most of all the organizer of the show (and owner of Cards, Comics and Collectibles) Marc Nathan!

The Baltimore Comic Con will return on September 2-4, 2016….SAVE THE DATE!




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