Category Archives: Conventions-Signings

Zub at Fan Expo 2019!

As summer sprints toward the end, it’s time for Fan Expo Canada, Toronto’s big pop culture and comic convention. I’ll be there, set up at TABLE P-223 in the South Building, at the tail-end of Artist Alley.

TABLE P-223 – South Building

Since Fan Expo is my hometown show, I’m able to bring a LOT of books and comics I don’t normally have at other conventions. This is the best place to get caught up on Zub books, if you’re missing any – I’ll have copies of the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, Wayward Deluxe Book 3, a full selection of trades, and even some rare variant covers, including the limited edition Rick and Morty VS D&D 3D Glasses variant:

We’ll also have some copies of the Wayward Board Game for sale! Right now the game is exclusively available at Barnes & Noble in the U.S., so this is also the easiest way to snag an early copy (and get the designer Jon Gilmour to sign your copy, since he’ll be at the show as well).

Only one panel for me this year:

FRIDAY AUG 23
2:45pm – WRITING FOR COMICS – ROOM 714B

Comics present their own unique challenges when it comes to writing. Join this panel of experts to learn tips and tricks to making your own stories and dialogue pop! Panelists – Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman), Matt Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men), Ed Brisson (Ghost Rider), and Jim Zub (Avengers).

Jim Zub at Gen Con 2019!

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 1749 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 signing copies of Dungeons & Dragons, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides, Gen Con 2019 will be your first chance to get an advanced copy of the WAYWARD BOARD GAME! This co-op board game designed by Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island) and published by IDW Games has a ton of strategy and a variety of missions to test players as they battle Yokai in Tokyo. Our booth will be carrying a limited number of pre-release copies of the game which will be available at retail exclusively first through Barnes & Noble (at their online store starting August 10th and in their retail stores starting August 20th).

On Friday night, I’ll be participating in the Wordbuilders Gen Con Party. 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!

Stone Star Pin at SDCC 2019!

ComiXology has just revealed that as part of their exclusive content at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, they’ll have enamel pins based on various comiXology Originals series, including a pin of Durn, our effigy warrior-bot from Stone Star!

Can’t wait to get a few of these for myself. Such a cool little promotion.

Zub at San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

After two years away from the big show, I’m back at San Diego Comic-Con, one of the world’s biggest and craziest pop culture experiences. I won’t be stationed at a particular booth or table this time so I’ll be wandering the floor and socializing, but there are a bunch of signings and panels lined up, so here’s where you’ll definitely be able to find me during SDCC:

THURSDAY JULY 18th:
10:15 – 11:00am SIGNING – IDW Publishing (BOOTH 2729)

11:30am – 12:30pm Licensed vs. Creator-Owned Comics – ROOM 8
Comics is a medium full of diverse content and voices working on both company-owned characters and franchises, as well as original creations from the creators themselves. So, what is the real difference for the people behind the stories we love to read? Oni editor-in-chief Sarah Gaydos leads a panel of accomplished comics creators who have worked in both fields to discuss their experiences, recommendations, and how to craft the best story either way.

1:00-1:30pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)
2:00-2:45pm SIGNING – Oni Press (BOOTH 1833)

3:00 – 4:00pm D&D: All Bards – Horton Grand Theater
Comic-Con special guest Sam Sykes (Seven Blades in Black) will DM a bunch of authors playing an hour-long D&D session where everyone is a Bard and combat isn’t allowed. The bold adventurers include Chuck Wendig (Wanderers), Paul Krueger (Steel Crow Saga), Pierce Brown (Dark Age), E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow), and Jim Zub (Monsters & Creatures; Warriors & Weapons).

4:30 – 5:30pm SIGNING – D&D: All Bards – Sails Pavilion AA09


FRIDAY JULY 19th:
1:00-2:00pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)
2:15-3:15pm SIGNING – Oni Press (BOOTH 1833)
5:00-5:40pm SIGNING – Marvel Comics (BOOTH 2329)


SATURDAY JULY 20th:
11:00am – 12:00pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)

12:00 – 1:00pm Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons – ROOM 25ABC
Oni Press, IDW, and Dungeons & Dragons are busting out the 20-sided die for a second roll at Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape this fall, and they’re giving Comic-Con attendees an exclusive sneak peek! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family in the newly announced second series. Fan-favorite dice-dependent writer Jim Zub is joined by editor Chase Marotz, and Wizards of the Coast game designer Nathan Stewart for a full hour guaranteed to be more fun than any line for convention exclusives!

3:00 – 4:00pm Becoming a World Builder: Science Fiction and Fantasy Comics – ROOM 29AB
Ever wonder what goes into creating a new comic series and building worlds from nothing? From initial concepts to the creation of compelling characters and fantastical locales, the look and feel of sci-fi and fantasy comics requires lots of thought to make these incredible stories real. Now you too can learn the secrets of comics world building from this panel of comics luminaries and masters of the craft, including Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock), Jim Zub (Stone Star, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons), Spike Trotman (Delver, Iron Circus Comics), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, InSeXts), and Clive Hawken (Delver). Moderated by Kiersten Wing (comiXology).

5:00 – 6:00pm Rolling the Dice: Where Comics and Role Playing Collide – ROOM 28DE
Role-playing games of all genres and types are making a strong comeback, but did you know some of your favorite comic creators not only play these games but also create and run them? This panel of secret and not-so-secret role-playing comics creators includes Kieron Gillen (DIE, The Wicked + The Divine), Jim Zub (Stone Star, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons), Spike Trotman (Delver, Iron Circus Comics), and M. K. Reed (Delver), who will discuss the mind-bending intersection between creating comics, diving into the make-believe world of RPGs, and how one creative world influences the other. DMed by comiXologists Ivan Salazar and Jose Sagastume.


SUNDAY JULY 21st:
11:00 – 11:45am SIGNING – Random House (includes a Book Giveaway!) (BOOTH 1515)
12:00 – 1:00pm SIGNING – Oni Press (BOOTH 1833)
2:30 – 3:00pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)

D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide Launch Party in Toronto on July 30th!

Thrilled to announce that Storm Crow Manor in Toronto will be hosting a launch event for the first two D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides: MONSTERS & CREATURES and WARRIORS & WEAPONS!

These new books are the perfect way to introduce new players and young readers to the magic of the world’s most famous role-playing game!

Authors Jim Zub, Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler will be in attendance and books will be available for purchase. All attendees can be entered into a draw for a chance to win cool prizes, and a deluxe edition of Art & Arcana: A Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons!

PLEASE NOTE: The book launch event will be followed by a D&D themed Trivia Night. No cover! Teams of up to 6 people!

Raised By Dragons

On May 2nd I participated in the TEDx St. Mary event held in Oshawa and had the opportunity to present to a crowd of over 800 students. I talked about my creative journey and how the tabletop games I played when I was young sparked my creativity, taught me empathy and gave me confidence, skills I use every day as both a comic writer and teacher.

The video is finally live-
TEDx – Raised By Dragons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVhnpZf2EVs

I’ll be honest, I was incredibly nervous in the lead up to the event and just wanted to make sure I didn’t embarrass myself up there. Thankfully, it turned out well and I’m really glad I did it. Having the chance to talk about games, comics, teaching, and storytelling in this way to an appreciative crowd was really special.

If you get a chance to watch the video and share it, that would mean a lot to me.

Big thanks to Craig Zimmer for setting up this event and offering valuable feedback throughout the process and, of course, a huge thanks to my family for their love and support all these years.

D&D Live: The Descent On Stage!

Over the weekend at D&D Live in Los Angeles a star-studded cast of D&D Dungeon Masters and players took the stage to play through wild scenarios loosely inspired by the upcoming Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus sourcebook.

I was thrilled to take on the role of Minsc, the legendary ranger from the Baldur’s Gate video games (and the D&D comics I write) as part of Session 4.

All four live sessions are linked below:

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

Session 4:

Jim Zub and Max Dunbar at TCAF 2019!

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!

Max Dunbar and I will be there, set up on the second floor in the Salon at TABLE 229 with copies of Dungeons & Dragons, Wayward, Skullkickers, Glitterbomb and Makeshift Miracle, along with FREE giveaways promoting Stone Star, our new creator-owned space fantasy series. You can purchase those to get signed or bring any of my other books on by to get signed as well.

On Saturday from 2:00-2:30pm and Sunday 2:00-3:00pm I’ll also be signing at the Penguin-Random House table (BOOTH 126/127 on the first floor) and they’ll have copies of Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and Evil At Baldur’s Gate available.

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

Zub at D&D Live: The Descent!

I’m a guest at the upcoming D&D Live: The Descent event in Los Angeles! This is where the Wizards of the Coast crew will be unveiling their new D&D storyline adventure (that I helped consult on back in 2017) along with other exciting new project announcements, signings, live games, interviews, and a whole lot more!

While I’m there, I’ll be promoting the Dungeons & Dragons comic series, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, and Stacy will be there too to help promote the upcoming D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides we worked on together.

On Saturday May 18th, I’ll be one of the player cast on the Descent-themed live game alongside an all-star gaming crew:

Here’s my schedule of appearances for the weekend:


Friday May 17
4:00-6:00pm PST – D&D Live: The Descent: Opening Ceremonies

Saturday May 18
10:30-11:20am PST – D&D Beyond Interview with Todd Kenreck, Adam Lee, and James Haeck
7:15-9:00pm PST – D&D Live: The Descent: Game Session

Sunday May 19
8:30-8:40am PST – Dragon Talk Live Interview
10:00-11:00am PST – Signing with Max Dunbar and Adam Lee


If you’re not attending the event in person, you can follow along all weekend by watching the streams on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, or Mixer!

Zub at Calgary Expo 2019!

Another year, another wonderful Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and I’ll be there! It’s the 14th 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 Road Home, Champions, Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, or any of my other work signed, here’s where you can find me:

BIG FOUR BUILDING – ARTIST ALLEY TABLE P-15

I’ll also have a limited number of free Stone Star posters to give away!

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

Saturday April 27th
WRITING FOR COMICS AND PROSE ROUND TABLE

1:30 pm in BIG 4 CREATOR GUEST STAGE
Join a special gathering of amazing writers as they discuss their craft and aim to inspire the next generation of authors. Featuring Jim Zub (Avengers: No Road Home), Ray Fawkes (Black Hammer ’45), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Ed Brisson (X-Force), Ash Maczko (Squarriors) and author SM Beiko.