Comic fans rejoice! The self-proclaimed greatest three-day comic book show in the Triangle (can confirm) hits Durham, North Carolina. The convention runs November 10-12, 2017 at the Durham Convention Center. This year, the festivities are bigger and better than ever! Check out what NC Comicon 2017: Bull City has in store.
Bull City Comicon 2017
As per usual, there’s a slew of panels ranging from comic book fare to pop culture, artistry, and more. Plus, the weekend features an incredibly entertaining cosplay contest.
What: NC Comicon 2017 Bull City
Where: Durham Convention Center, 301 W Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
When: Nov. 10-12, 2017
Notable guests, panelists, artists, and more
- Rob Liefeld: Creator of Deadpool and Cable
- Michael Rowe: “Deadshot” from “The Flash” and “Arrow.”
- Darryl “DMC” McDaniels: Legendary hip hop artist, and comic creator.
- Deedee Magno Hall: Voice of Pearl on “Steven Universe,” and actress in “Miss Saigon,” “Sister Act 2,” and more.
- Brockton McKinney: Renowned writer, the genius behind The Gingerdead Man comic, Amerikarate, and the fantastic film “Evil Bong 666.”
- Bo Fader: Chapel Hillian artist and writer, Fader is the brains behind the delightful DeathCurse comic anthology.
- Tommy Lee Edwards: Highly lauded artist of Mother Panic, Turf, and The Question.
- Sarah Harrod: Super cool local (to NC) artist and illustrator. Works include her book Click, this sweet “Stranger Things” print, and an awesome “X-Files” pin.
ComiQuest Film Fest
Plus, the awesome Carolina Theatre of Durham gets in on the fun. Check out the ComiQuest Film Fest running Nov. 10-12, 2017. Over the course of the weekend, Carolina Theatre screens “King Kong vs Godzilla,” “The Care Bears Movie,” “Batman: The Movie,” “The Last Starfighter,” “Blade” (our review) “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Creepshow,” and “The Terminator.”
Panel Best Picks
While each panel is bound to be awesome, here are our Cup of Moe best picks:
- Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, and Jim Towe talk comics: “Chad Bowers and Chris Sims have been rising stars with books like X-Men ‘92, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Darkhawk, and Deadpool: Bad Blood. Jim Towe has joined in the fun as the artist on Chad’s Youngblood relaunch. Come sit in on a conversation guaranteed to hit all the right pop culture spots!” — Connie Moses, 1 PM Nov. 10
- The Science of the Justice League: “Join Tamara Robertson (The Feeding Tube, Mythbusters) as she assembles a team of special guests — Matt Brady (Science Teacher & Founder “TheScienceOf.org”), Dr. Kanton Reynolds (Director – Undergraduate Programs, NC State University) — to take on the science behind every- thing from Kryptonian Superpowers to Billionaire Science as they explore the science behind The Justice League. Q&A session to follow.” — Cinema One 2 PM Nov. 10
- Protest Art: “Comics and cartoons can entertain, but they can also challenge us to think harder about the political world around us. Join this conversation with influential artists like Keith Knight, Kyle Baker, and Howard Chaykin who are no strangers to controversy!” — Cinema One, 3 PM Nov. 10
- Michael Rowe and Deedee Magno Hall: “From your television to your favorite convention, enjoy exclusive interviews with celebrity guests Michael Rowe (Deadshot in Arrow and The Flash) and Deedee Magno Hall (the voice of Pearl on Steven Universe)!” — Cinema One, 5 PM Nov. 10
- aturday Morning Cartoons: “We all love cartoons! Hear from two artists, one vocal (Deedee Magno Hall, Pearl from Steven Universe) and one visual (Sam Ellis, Archer and Adventure Time), about how they approach the series you wake up for!” — Cinema One, 10 AM Nov. 11
- Back Heroes Matter the Remix, Volume One: “Come on a journey with panel guests like DMC moderated by Eddie #ebonyhero Newsome as we discuss Heroes and Villains of all races, color, and gender, and their impact or lack thereof in comics, movies, and tv.” — Cinema One, 11 AM Nov. 11
- Queer Comics: “Queer Comics have been seeing better representation over the last couple of years, with prominent books like Iceman, Kim & Kim, and America. Which ones get it right? Come talk about your favorite Queer characters in comics and find out where to get more!” — Cinema One, 1 PM Nov. 11
- Horror Comics: “Was Halloween over too soon? Join us as our spooky creators take you back to the best time of year, talking about the comics and movies that give us the creeps and what it’s like to make something your audience can’t read after dark. Come on down, don’t be scared… well, don’t be too scared…” — Cinema One, 3 PM Nov. 11
- Music and Comics: “Music and comic books have always gone hand-in-hand, especially for their creators, and now the NC Comicon offers a rare and intimate look behind the curtain. Comic book legends including Tommy Lee Edwards, Jim Mahfood, Kyle Baker, and DMC will talk about the influence of music in their work, and the world-renowned musicians Starkiller will discuss how they had a hand in creating works like the score for Marvel’s Netflix series Luke Cage, and Ghostface Killah’s 12 Reasons to Die. With musical video shorts and one-of-a-kind creative insights, this is panel like no other that you can’t afford to miss!” — Cinema One, 4 PM Nov. 11
- Podcasting: “Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast but don’t know where to begin? Join three experienced podcasters to learn all the essentials of recording, delivering and building an audience. Kevin Schaefer and Rich Lepore from The Joy of Geek team up with Name Redacted host Alex Folmar to give you a crash course in starting your own podcast.” — Connie Moses, 6 PM Nov. 11
- Beltway Banthas: “Star Wars & politics are always colliding. In “Star Wars Goes to Washington” join the guys from the Beltway Banthas podcast in a discussion on the saga’s political origins and evolution. They track the use of Star Wars in politics from 1977 to 2017 for politicians, campaigns and political movements.” — Cinema Two, 2 PM Nov. 12
- Storytelling with Tommy Lee Edwards: “Join the industry’s top creators as they show you how to go from an idea to a finished comic page. This improvisational interactive workshop is a favorite at Bull City year after year!” — Cinema One, 3 PM Nov. 12
What are you most excited to see at NC Comicon 2017: Bull City?