“America's greatest comic book convention” returns to Baltimore this month. The 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con is set to take place October 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Preparing for its 21st year in Charm City, the famed comic book convention was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Represented among the many invited guests are some artists with ties to Maryland.
Frank Cho, who grew up in Beltsville and now resides in Ellicott City, is better known for his creation and illustration of “Liberty Meadows.” Cho has also worked with Marvel Comics on titles including "Hulk" and “The Mighty Avengers.”
Famed comic book writer Frank Miller will join the convention exclusively on Saturday. Miller, who was born in Olney, has worked on comic series such as “Daredevil,” “The Dark Knight Returns,” “Sin City” and “300.”
Westminster native Mark Wheatley has worked on several series, namely "Songs of Giants,” “Doctor Cthulittle” and "Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time.”
Comic book and superhero fans will have over 100 guest artists to meet, purchase work from, sign autographs and take pictures with. It should be noted that certain artists are available only through additional ticket purchases.
This year's convention will also welcome media guests Susan Backlinie, from the original “Jaws” film, and Noah Hathaway from “The NeverEnding Story” and “Battlestar Galactica.”
Tickets to the convention are available at www.baltimorecomiccon.com and may be purchased in person at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention center is located at 1 West Pratt Street in Baltimore.
In coordination with the Baltimore City mask mandate, all attendees will be required to wear an approved mask or face covering, as well as provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of admission.