Category Archives: Conventions-Signings

Zub at Boston Fan Expo This Weekend!

This weekend is my first time in Boston for the Boston Fan Expo. I’ll be set up at TABLE P31!

I’ll have a limited number of the convention-exclusive Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons Sneak Preview comics that premiered at Gen Con last weekend:

In addition to being at my table, I’m also on a couple panels over the weekend:

Friday, August 10
8:00pm WRITING FOR COMICS-ROOM 253A

You want to learn about writing comics directly from the best in the business? Do we ever have the panel for you! Featuring a group of the industry’s top writers, please join us as they discuss their craft in this can’t miss panel with Jim Zub, Meredith Finch, Tini Howard, and Howard Mackie.

Saturday, August 11
5:00pm MARVEL COMICS: NEXT BIG THING-ROOM 160B

Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and all-star writers Donny Cates (Cosmic Ghost Rider, Death of Inhumans, Venom), Matt Rosenberg (Astonishing X-Men, Punisher), and Jim Zub (Champions) talk about the most exciting comics to hit the stands this year – and beyond!

Zub at Gen Con 2018!

It’s time again for North America’s largest tabletop, card, and board game show, GEN CON in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Howard Tayler (Shlock Mercenary, Writing Excuses) and I will be set-up together at BOOTH 1649 in the main exhibit hall, ready to sign and sketch for readers.

If you’re headed to Gen Con, it would be great to see you there! It’s one of my favorite shows each year. Getting the chance to promote my comic work and also dig into the latest and greatest the gaming industry has to offer is a wonderful opportunity.

In addition to being at the booth, I’ll be participating in the Wordbuilders Gen Con Party on Friday night. Buy a ticket to join Worldbuilders and friends for an evening of games, food, drinks, and mingling with some awesome authors, game designers, podcasters, and creators. Sign up to play games with the celeb of your choosing in a relaxed environment and participate in the silent auction for a chance to win some cool geeky prizes. This is a charity event and all proceeds will go towards Worldbuilders and you will also walk away with a swag-filled bag worth over $100!

At the Worldbuilders Party I’ll be running A Fake Artist Goes To New York and The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31!

Also, if you stop by the IDW Games Booth (#158) you’ll be able to check out the game box and miniatures for the Wayward board game arriving in 2019!

This Weekend: Zub at ICON in Johannesburg

This weekend is the 26th anniversary of the ICON – Comics and Gaming Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa and I will be there! Sean Izaakse (the amazing artist I’ve collaborated with on Pathfinder, Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers, and Champions) and I will be at the show signing and sketching for fans.

In addition, I’ll be on several panels throughout the weekend:

Friday, June 29th
Noon-1pm JIM ZUB – LESSONS IN SELF PUBLISHING

Over the past 17 years, Jim Zub has worked on a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients. He also juggles his time between being a freelance writer and being a program coordinator for an award-winning animation program for a college in his home town of Toronto.

In this informative and entertaining panel, Jim will take us on his journey from getting his first work in the comic book industry, the lessons in self-publishing game, through to present day where, partnered with Sean Izaakse, Jim is hitting it out of the park with Marvel’s Champions. And, if we’re lucky, Jim may talk about the insane Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons cross-over!

Saturday, June 30th
10am-11am CHAMPIONS – WITH JIM ZUB & SEAN IZAAKSE

In the aftermath of Civil War II, six adolescent heroes; Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan), Viv Vision, the Totally Awesome Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Nova (Sam Alexander), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), and the time-traveling teen incarnation of Cyclops sought to change the face of superheroics in the Marvel Universe. They did so by forming the Champions, a team dedicated to not just fighting super criminals, but making the world a better place.

Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse took over the creative duties of the Champions title with issue #19, and ushered in a new era that welcomed new members and brought new challenges. Join us as we discuss how the dynamic creative duo brought their own energy and ideas to this hit Marvel series!

2pm-3pm CHARACTER CREATION – FROM AN IDEA TO REALITY
Sean Izaakse and Jim Zub have been credited with taking Marvel’s Champions comic to another level with their fantastic stories and artwork. The two have also worked on creating new characters within the title – and we want to know how they did it!

In this panel, Sean and Jim will take suggestions from the audience and, by the end of the session, come up with a new super hero concept – one that ICON has big plans for over the next year! Come join us for what promises to be an amazing and fun session!

Sunday July 1st
10am-11am JIM ZUB & RAYMOND E. FEIST – VILLAINS!

Often, a story is only as good as the antagonist – a great villain can make or break a story. So what is it that makes a ‘great’ villain? What do writers think about when it comes to avoid key bad guy tropes? How do you make a villain truly special?

Comic book creator Jim Zub and fantasy legend Raymond E. Feist take the stage to discuss what it takes to make a villain truly epic – and answer your questions!

Zub at TCAF 2018!

Spring in Toronto means it’s time for TCAF, the annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival, a wonderful comic and graphic novel event happening at the Toronto Reference Library that’s FREE to attend!

I’ll be there, set up on the second floor in the Salon at TABLE 249 with copies of Wayward, Glitterbomb, Skullkickers, and Makeshift Miracle. You can purchase those to get signed or bring any of my other books on by to get signed as well.

If you’re in the city over the weekend I hope to see you there!

Zub at Calgary Expo 2018!

Another year, another wonderful Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and I’ll be there! It’s the 13th anniversary of the show and I haven’t missed one yet. If you’re headed to the show, I hope to see you there!

If you want to get your copies of Avengers: No Surrender, Thunderbolts, Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Samurai Jack, Glitterbomb, or any of my other work signed, here’s where you can find me:

BIG FOUR BUILDING – ARTIST ALLEY TABLE P-05

I’ll also have a limited number of the Wayward Cover Collection doujinshi Steven and I had printed up for Comiket in Tokyo. I don’t think they’ll last long.

In addition to being at my table, I’m also on a panel on Saturday:

Saturday, April 28
Writing for Mainstream Comics Publishers
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm in the Upper Big Four Stage
You want to learn about writing comics directly from the best in the business? Do we ever have the panel for you! Join some of the industry’s top writers from Marvel and DC as they discuss their craft in this can’t miss panel featuring Jim Zub (Avengers), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Thrawn), Donny Cates (Venom), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Sam Humphries (Nightwing), Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn).

Zub at C2E2 2018!

Convention season 2018 continues with C2E2 in Chicago, Illinois. If you want to get your copies of Avengers: No Surrender, Thunderbolts, Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Samurai Jack, Glitterbomb, or any of my other work signed, here’s where you can find me:

ARTIST ALLEY TABLE N-17

I’ll also have a limited number of the Wayward Cover Collection doujinshi Steven and I had printed up for Comiket in Tokyo. I don’t think they’ll last long.

In addition to being at my table all weekend, you can also find me at the following panels:

Friday April 6th
11:00am-12:00pm – Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way – Room S401

Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, Assistant Editor Christina Harrington, Aaron Kuder (Infinity Countdown), Khary Randolph (Mosaic), Rachelle Rosenberg (Ms. Marvel, Phoenix Resurrection), Marcus To (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jim Zub (Champions) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!

4:30-4:45pm – C2E2 Live Stage Interview – Booth 2033

Saturday April 7th
12:15-1:15pm – The Voices of Overwatch – Room S401

The heroes of Overwatch are taking C2E2 by storm! Get a glimpse iside the worldwide phenomenon as Charlet Chung (D.Va) and Fred Tatasciore (Soldier 76) talk about breathing life into the game’s memorable cast of characters. Moderated by Marvel Comics writer Jim Zub

Sunday April 8th
12:15-1:15pm – Marvel: True Believers – Room S401

Join Marvel podcaster extraordinaire Ryan Penagos along with creators Kris Anka (Runaways), Humberto Ramos (Champions), Robbie Thompson (Spider-Man/Deadpool), and Jim Zub (Champions) for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, never-before-seen sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A session and more! Not to be missed! Open only to Marvel Unlimited Plus members and Marvel MasterCard cardholders.*

1:15pm-2:15pm – IDW Publishing: The Main Event – Room S405a
Be the first to hear about IDW’s exciting summer lineup from Associate Publisher David Hedgecock! Surprise guests, major announcements, and limited giveaways, what more could you ask for?!

2:00pm-3:00pm – Marvel Signing – Booth 327

Zub at Emerald City Comic Con 2018!

It’s the beginning of convention season 2018, and Emerald City in Seattle, Washington is the first one for me out the gate. If you want to get your copies of Avengers: No Surrender, Thunderbolts, Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Samurai Jack, Glitterbomb, or any of my other work signed, here’s where you can find me:

ARTIST ALLEY (LEVEL 6) TABLE Y-14

I’ll also have a limited number of the Wayward Cover Collection doujinshi Steven and I had printed up for Comiket in Tokyo. I don’t think they’ll last long.

In addition to being at my table all weekend, you can also find me at the following panels:

Friday, March 2, 12:15-1:15pm CONVENTION HORROR STORIES, AN ECCC TRADITION
Join Katie Cook (Star Wars ABC-3P0, Nothing Special) and Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons) for their fan-favorite con horror stories panel! What’s it like working as a pro in the business on the convention ‘circuit’? Ridiculous, embarrassing, always entertaining. Some stories will make you laugh out loud, some will make you cringe! This panel is recommended for those 16+ due to coarse language. TCC L3–Room 1

Saturday, March 3, 2:45-3:45pm MAKE MINE MARVEL
True Believers assemble! Get the latest news about Avengers: No Surrender, Marvel’s new digital comic initiatives, and more at this panel! Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Margaret Stohl (Captain Marvel), Jeremy Whitley (Thor vs. Hulk, Unstoppable Wasp), and Jim Zub (Avengers) will be on hand to discuss the stories they’re telling in the Mighty Marvel Manner! TCC L3–Room 3

Sunday, March 4, 2:30-3:30pm IMAGE COMICS: WE BELIEVE IN STORYTELLING
What do Charles Soule (Curse Words), Tini Howard (Hack/Slash: Resurrection), Jacob Semahn (No. 1 With A Bullet), Jim Zub (Wayward), and our special guests have in common? They craft the mythologies of today. Do you want to learn more about creating comics? Do you want to learn how character, plot, rhythm, and dialogue combine in the best stories? Come learn from the best. TCC L3–Room 5

Zub at New York Comic Con 2017!

For the first time in a long, long time, I will be at New York Comic Con, but don’t have a table location! I’m headed to the show to do promotion, panels, signings, and meetings. I’m really looking forward to free roaming the floor and spending time with friends. Pals, if you want to hang out, drop me a line!

Here’s where you’ll definitely be able to find me:

THURSDAY October 05
5:00 – 5:45pm Signing at the MARVEL Booth (BOOTH #1354)

SATURDAY October 07
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Cup O’Joe Presents MARVEL LEGACY: AVENGERS – ROOM 1A21

At this marvelous panel, be the first to hear the latest news about the Avengers, as well as their allies and enemies! A super-team consisting of Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Michele Bandini (Captain Marvel), Ta-Nehisi Coates (Black Panther), Al Ewing (Royals, U.S.Avengers), Nick Spencer (Captain America), Margaret Stohl (Captain Marvel), and Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers) will assemble on stage to provide the answers to your burning questions.

SUNDAY October 08, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM MARVEL: True Believers – ROOM 1A10

Join Executive Editor Nick Lowe, Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), Gabby Rivera (America), and Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers) for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, never-before-seen sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A session and more! Not to be missed! Open only to Marvel Unlimited Plus members and Marvel MasterCard cardholders. Room 1A10

Zub at Fan Expo Canada 2017!

It’s the end of the summer and that means it’s time for Fan Expo, Canada’s largest comic and pop culture convention. As always, I’ll be there, signing and sketching up a storm.

Stacy and I will be set up at TABLE P-8. Bring your books by to get signed or browse the selection we’ll have available. If you’re here in Toronto I hope to see you there!

In addition to my table set up, I’ll be on a few panels throughout the weekend:

FRIDAY SEPT 1
4:00pm – Wayward Board Game Prototype Play Through – ROOM 718

SATURDAY SEPT 2
12:30pm – Pitching Your Ideas – ROOM 714B

SUNDAY SEPT 3
2:30pm – Writing For Comic Roundtable – ROOM 714B

Zub at Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis!

It’s time again for North America’s largest tabletop, card, and board game show, GEN CON in Indianapolis, Indiana! This year is extra special because it’s the 50th anniversary of the show, so it’s looking to be bigger and better than ever.

Tracy Hickman (Dragonlance, Ravenloft), Howard Tayler (Shlock Mercenary, Writing Excuses) and I will be set-up together at BOOTH 1549 in the main exhibit hall, ready to sign and sketch for readers.

If you’re headed to Gen Con, it would be great to see you there! It’s one of my favorite shows each year. Getting the chance to promote my comic work and also dig into the latest and greatest the gaming industry has to offer is a wonderful opportunity.