Bruce Boxleitner Headlines BOOM! Studios’ Presence at the First-Ever Atlantic City Boardwalk Con

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By Staff Reports

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will be exhibiting at the first-ever Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC), a new East Coast-based “Comic/Geek/Cosplay convention” that will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the weekend of May 14-17.

Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5), co-creator of the new Archaia steampunk comic series Lantern City, will be attending ACBC on Saturday, May 16 only and can be found at the Lantern City table #2106 from 10am-12:30pm, at The World of Lantern City panel from 2-3pm, and at the BOOM! Studios booth from 3:30-4:30pm.

BOOM! and its imprints Archaia, KaBOOM!, and BOOM! Box can be found at Booth #724 and will host the following creators all weekend:

  • James Tynion IV (writer of The Woods, Memetic, and UFOlogy)

  • Trevor Crafts and Matthew James Daley (creators of Lantern City)

  • Coleman Engle (artist on the Steven Universe comics)

  • Travis Hill (artist on Adventure Time short stories)

ACBCEngle and Hill are also available to create custom illustrations for fans for $30.00 on blank sketch covers all weekend. Interested attendees can place their order at the booth and return later for pickup.

BOOM! imprint Archaia will host a panel on Lantern City—the first issue launches the same week of ACBC.

The World of LANTERN CITY

Saturday, May 16

2:00-3:00pm

Presented by: Filip Sablik (Host), Trevor Crafts, Matthew James Daley, and Bruce Boxleitner

Lantern City is an exciting, new steampunk comic series just launched by Archaia and Macrocosm Entertainment, featuring wondrous settings, engaging characters, and of course, some great costumes. Come explore the development of the series and see exclusive behind-the-scenes content with creators Trevor Crafts, Matthew James Daley, and Bruce Boxleitner, and learn what’s new with the development of the proposed television series. Moderated by BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik. Attendees will receive a free, Limited Edition Lantern City pin exclusive to Atlantic City Boardwalk Con!

The panel will be followed by a Lantern City signing at 3:30pm of the ACBC exclusive variant (available for purchase for $10.00) by Trevor Crafts, Matthew James Daley, Bruce Boxleitner, and cover artist Conor Nolan (Never Boy). The signing will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth, #724

For more information about and tickets for ACBC, visit their website at doacbc.com

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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