The Boston Comic Con is coming to the Seaport World Trade Center from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd. The three-day show will include special events, guest panels, meet-and-greets and photo opportunities with celebrities and comic heroes.
Meet Your Favorite Celebrities at Boston Comic Con 2015
The Boston Comic Con is known for bringing some of the biggest names in comics, sci-fi and fantasy to the area. The headlining guest for this year’s event is Stan Lee, who will be signing autographs and conducting photo ops all day Saturday and Sunday. Other special guests at this year’s event are:
- Gillian Anderson from X-Files
- Billie Piper from Doctor Who
- Hayley Atwell from Marvel’s Agent Carter
- Robin Lord Taylor from FOX’s Gothan
- Brett Dalton from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D
- Thomas Jane from The Punisher
- Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark
- Brian Azzarello, comic book writer
- Amanda Conner, comic book artist
- Jimmy Palmiotti, writer and comic book inker
- Humberto Ramos, comic book penciller
- Don Rosa, comic book writer and illustrator
A special Stan Less VIP Experience will also be available on Friday night. Limited to 400 attendees, the private, three-hour event will offer opportunities for a Q&A panel with Stan, one professional one-on-one photo with Stan, one autographed personal item of choice by Stan and an exclusive limited edition Stan Lee Boston Comic Con VIP lanyard. The Stan Lee VIP Experience also provides a three-day pass to the Comic Con.
Boston Comic Con Events
While the Boston Comic Con doesn’t officially kick off until Friday, the Boston Comic Con Cosplay Parade will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:30 am at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Presented by Boston Comic Con along with Dick’s Last Resort, Newbury Comics and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the third annual pre-convention event will feature contestants of all ages dressed as their favorite comic book character or superhero. Registration for the free event begins at 10:00 am at Dick’s Last Resort. Due to limited spacing, participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.
The official Boston Comic Con Kick-Off Party will take place on Friday, July 31st from 8:00 pm until midnight at the Seaport World Trade Center’s Headhouse Concourse. Free to all Boston Comic Con attendees, there will be a DJ, food and a cash bar. While costumes are encouraged, they are not required. The Drink & Draw event will also take place at the Headhouse Concourse on Friday from 8:30 until midnight. At this free event, you are invited to watch comic book artists as they drink and draw along with their fans.
On Saturday, you can choose to participate in the Comic Art Auction at the Seaport World Trade Center’s Harborview Ballroom I. Free to attend, the auction gives you the opportunity to purchase your favorite original art from a comic book artist. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Mike Wieringo Scholarship for aspiring comic book artists. The official Boston Comic Con Costume Contest will take place on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.