Category Archives: Conventions-Signings

Zub at Hal-Con 2022

I’ll be at Hal-Con 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 28-30, 2022! Stacy and I will be set up at TABLE A10 on the fifth floor ballroom, next to my pals Troy Little and Gene Ha.

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

Saturday, October 29
12:30pm – 1:15pm Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons

Jim Zub and Troy Little talk about the origin of Rick and Morty VS D&D – the comic, the D&D game box set and more!
Room 109 1st Floor, Convention Level, HCC

Sunday, October 30
11:45am – 12:45pm Writing For Comics

Join Stephanie Williams, Jim Zub and Gene Ha as they discuss and take questions about their experiences in writing for comics.
Room 109 1st Floor, Convention Level, HCC

Zub at New York Comic Con 2022!

It’s great to be back at New York Comic Con October 6-9 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.


I’ll be set up with the Comic Sketch Art team, at Artist Alley TABLE J-28 from Thursday through Saturday. (I’m heading home Sunday before the show starts to spend Canadian Thanksgiving with my family.)

Here’s my schedule:


THURSDAY October 6, 2022
10am-12pm Signing at Artist Alley Table J-28
3pm-5pm Signing at Artist Alley Table J-28
6pm-7pm Panel: Art & Its Power to Heal – Room 406.3

Editor Chas! Pangburn and contributing ‘Lower Your Sights’ creators Jim Zub, Liana Kangas and Rich Douek sit down with Mark Irwin to discuss Mad Cave Studios’ benefit anthology in collaboration with the Voices of Children Foundation to provide psychological psychosocial and evacuation assistance to Ukrainian children. Comic creators and pin-up artists worldwide have come together to tell stories that focus on the consequences of war, the peace/relief effort and the resulting long-term ripple effect. These are tales about the human condition and how combat affects soldiers, family members, friends, students , doctors, politicians and allies from afar.

FRIDAY October 7, 2022
10am-10pm Signing at Artist Alley Table J-28
2:30pm-4:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table J-28

SATURDAY October 9, 2022
10am-12pm Signing at Artist Alley Table J-28
2:30pm-4:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table J-28

Zub at Fan Expo Canada 2022


It’s wonderful to be back at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto on August 25-28, 2022!


I’ll be set up with the Comic Sketch Art team, at Artist Alley TABLE P-237.
In addition to signing at my table, I’ll also be on a panel on Thursday. Here’s my schedule:


THURSDAY August 25, 2022
2:30pm-3:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237

4:00pm-4:45pm WRITING FOR COMICS – ROOM 701A THEATRE 1
Brian Azzarello (Suicide Squad: Get Joker), Dennis Culver (Justice League Incarnate),
Conor McCreery (The Last Witch), Anthony Ruttgaizer (Heroes of Homeroom C),
Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Dungeons & Dragons)

6:00pm-8:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237


FRIDAY August 26, 2022
11:00am-1:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237
3:00pm-5:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237


SATURDAY August 27, 2022
11:00am-1:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237
3:00pm-5:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237


SUNDAY August 28, 2022
10:00am-12:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237
2:00pm-4:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-237

Zub at Emerald City Comic Con 2022!

It’s wonderful to be back at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington on August 18-21, 2022!

Normally the show is in March, but this time it’s happening in August. This is the first show where I’ll be set up with the Comic Sketch Art team, at Artist Alley TABLE P-01.

In addition to signing at my table, I’ll also be on a slew of different panels throughout the weekend.
Here’s my schedule:


THURSDAY August 18, 2022
11:00am-1:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01

2:00pm-3:00pm HOW TO WRITE COMICS WORKSHOP – AA STAGE SCC 618-620
Comics are everywhere and publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of talent. Listen closely as creators Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Sensational Wonder Woman), Zack Kaplan (Mindset, Metal Society), Jim Krueger (Justice, Earth X), and moderator Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons) discuss pitching story concepts to publishers and offer advice on climbing to the top of the treacherous submission mountain, along with writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.

3:00pm-4:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01


FRIDAY August 19, 2022
10:30am-12:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01

12:45pm-1:45pm BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY – Room SCC 204
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 Associate Editor Danny Khazem alongside special guests Tini Howard (Knights of X), Rod Reis (New Mutants), and Jim Zub (Thunderbolts) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!

2:15pm-3:15pm DESIGNING TABLETOP RPGS – Room SCC 3AB
Have you ever wanted to design your own roleplaying game? Create scenarios and worlds for players to immerse themselves in for hours, days, even years? Hear from some of the biggest names in RPG design as they discuss their experiences, the campaigns that shaped them and share tips for budding game designers. Featuring Tracy and Laura Hickman (Skyraiders of Abarax, Curse of Strahd), R.A. Salvatore (The Accursed Tower, Legacy of the Crystal Shard) and Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons VS Rick and Morty).

4:00pm-5:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01

5:15pm-6:15pm RICK AND MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS – Room SCC 3AB
What happens when the world’s most popular tabletop role-playing game and Adult Swim’s dimension-hopping hit show collide? It’s a combination that shouldn’t work yet somehow does in a pair of bestselling comic mini-series and a wild tabletop RPG adventure box set. Join writer Jim Zub as he discusses the unlikely origins of this offbeat crossover, gives insights into the development of the TTRPG adventure, and offers advice on how you can Rick-Roll your players the next time you game.


SATURDAY August 22, 2022
10:30am-12:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01

2:00pm-4:00pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01


SUNDAY August 21, 2022
10:30am-12:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01

12:30-1:30pm CONVENTION HORROR STORIES, AN ECCC TRADITION – AA Stage SCC 618-620
Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons) is back with his fan-favorite con horror stories panel! What’s it like working as a pro in the business on the convention ‘circuit’? Ridiculous, embarrassing, and always entertaining. Some of these stories will make you laugh out loud, some will make you cringe! This panel is recommended for those 16+ due to coarse language.

3:00pm-4:30pm Signing at Artist Alley Table P-01

Black Dice Society at Gen Con 2022

Here’s the captured video of our liveplay on stage at Gen Con 2022!

The cast of The Black Dice Society includes-
Tanya DePass (Rivals of Waterdeep)
Noura Ibrahim (Tides of Wildemount)
Deejay Knight
Mark Meer (Mass Effect)
Saige Ryan (Pixel Circus)
Becca Scott (Dimension 20)
Dungeon Master B. Dave Walters (G4)
and, at this session, special guest Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian).

Who is Boo? | The Miniature Giant Space Hamster

Dungeons & Dragons developer Chris Perkins chats with Todd Kenreck all about the legend of Boo, Miniature Giant Space Hamster, including a callback to D&D Live 2019 with Matt and I-

Zub at Gen Con 2022

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

Tracy and Laura Hickman (Dragonlance, Ravenloft), Howard Tayler (Shlock Mercenary, Writing Excuses), Sandra Tayler (Hold On To Your Horses), Stacy King (D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides) and I will be set-up together at BOOTH 1849 in the main exhibit hall, ready to sign for readers.

We also have two spiffy new RPG books: Skullkickers: Caster Bastards and the Great Grotesque and X-treme Dungeon Mastery 2nd Edition!

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 our space on the show floor, I’ll be doing a live play and panel as well:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th
1:00-4:30pm – Black Dice Society Live at Gen Con – ICC : 101-103
The cast of The Black Dice Society includes Tanya DePass (Rivals of Waterdeep), Noura Ibrahim (Tides of Wildemount), Deejay Knight, Mark Meer (Mass Effect), Saige Ryan (Pixel Circus), Becca Scott (Dimension 20), Dungeon Master B. Dave Walters (G4) and, at this session, special guest Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th
3:00-4:00pm – Tabletop to the Page: Comics and Games – Crowne Plaza : Haymarket A

Tabletop gaming and comics are a natural pairing, and it’s no wonder that many tabletop games have made the jump to comics–and vice versa. Game designers, comics creators, and more come together for this panel to discuss adapting TTRPGs for comics; creating board games and RPGs based on comics; and finding audiences and funding for these projects in different ways, including crowdfunding.

Zub Now Represented by Comic Sketch Art for Events

Short Version: I’m thrilled to announce that the crew at Comic Sketch Art will be handling my upcoming appearances that haven’t already been booked for 2022 and 2023. If you work for a convention or store and want me to attend your event, please reach out to them or drop me a line and I can put you in touch with them to work out details.

Long Version: I’ve been going to comic conventions as a professional now for twenty years. Just looking at that typed out in front of me, it feels utterly strange. With well over two hundred shows under my belt at this point I’ve run the gamut of events, from store signings and small book festivals to some of the largest pop culture gatherings in the world.

Attending conventions has been an incredible boon to my personal life and creative career, as both a fan and professional. That said, it’s also been a tremendous amount of stress on top of juggling my writing deadlines and teaching day job. Every show has its own set of logistics that need to be worked out – travel, lodgings, shipping, scheduling, set up and tear down – and dealing with all that takes time and energy away from other things, especially creative things.

Part of me really enjoyed intrepidly heading forth each new trip, hauling my banner and other stuff to each show, doing it all myself or traveling with Stacy and having the two of us figure out each challenge as a team. But again, it’s a ton of work, especially now.

Here in 2022, as soon as we returned to the con circuit, I could feel the difference.
Two years away and things had changed.

My time is being squeezed more than ever. The number of meetings and meet ups happening off the show floor have increased and, honestly, I’m not getting any younger, so hauling everything and doing set up every time just doesn’t feel as fun or satisfying as it used to. The mileage is literally starting to catch up with me.

On top of that, conventions are more corporate than ever before. In the face of celebrity-driven mega-events and so many companies throwing their weight around, it feels good to have a group like CSA advocating for the creators they represent, leveraging our skills and credits to get better placement, promotion, and compensation as part of the ongoing convention business. I know that’s not something a lot of other creators talk about, but I’m always pretty open about my experiences, both creative and financial. Time, money, and hassle all factor into this decision.

I want to do more events, see more people (friends and fans alike), and experience more places without wearing myself down to the nub and working with CSA looks like it’ll enable all that and more. The fact that they’re also repping a bunch of my friends and we’ll get to spend more time together on the road is just icing on the cake. With so many exciting projects on the horizon and now extra resources in place to handle coordination on events, I’m even more pumped for the future.

Thanks, as always, for your support. Getting to write stories for a living is a gift and I never want to take any of this for granted.

Zub at San Diego Comic Con 2022

I wasn’t originally planning to be at San Diego Comic Con this year, but a few new project announcements, panels, and meetings have pulled me into the vortex. Fun times ahead.

Here’s where you’ll definitely see me at the show –

THURSDAY, JULY 21st
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Conan the Barbarian 90th Anniversary – Room 24ABC

Matt Murray (editor, Heroic Signatures), Steve Saffel (editor, Titan Books), Jim Zub (writer, Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons) and other panelists discuss Conan’s lasting impact and offer revelations on what’s yet to come, including the Netflix project in development, a new era for the comics, and Conan: Blood of the Serpent by NYT bestselling author S. M. Stirling.

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Tabletop RPGs and the Shared Story Experience – Room 26AB
Let’s talk about how TTRPGs are delivering an all-new way to share stories. Tabletop RPGs have experienced unprecedented growth with new players who are discovering the joys of adventuring together and experiencing stories together. RPGs are a new form of storytelling that land differently from traditional media. Panelists include Ajit A. George (Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, Ravenloft), Whitney “Strix” Beltran (Hidden Path Entertainment, Bluebeards Bride), John Nee (Marvel RPG, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Cryptozoic), Matt Forbeck (Marvel RPG, Marvel Encyclopedia, Deadlands RPG), Matt Fantastic (Forever Stoked Creative, Game Designer), and Jon Ritter-Roderick (Kickstarter).

FRIDAY, JULY 22nd
10:30am – 11:30am Signing at Comic Sketch Art – BOOTH #4900

SATURDAY, JULY 23rd
11:00am – 12:00pm Signing at Comic Sketch Art – BOOTH #4900

SUNDAY, JULY 24th
11:00am – 12:00pm Signing at Comic Sketch Art – BOOTH #4900

Zub at Montreal Comiccon 2022

This weekend I’m back at Montreal Comiccon, my first time at the show since 2015. Stacy and I will be set up at BOOTH 2729! Come on by with your books to get signed or you can pick up some we’ll be bringing from home.


2:00p – Sunday, July 10
SPOTLIGHT ON JIM ZUB (D&D, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, AVENGERS)

516A : Salle de Conférence 3
This is the perfect opportunity to hear creators talk about your favourite comic books and their experiences in the business, their current or upcoming projects, and perhaps even some never heard before anecdotes. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and be entertained in person by your favourite creators.