Official Press Release
BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce that noted comic pioneer Jerry Robinson has agreed to serve as Keynote Speaker for the Harvey Awards, to be held the evening of Saturday, September 9, at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.
Jerry Robinson is credited with naming Batman’s partner Robin and creating the concept of the Joker during his early work on Batman comic books. He wrote The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art and founded Cartoonists & Writers Syndicate. Robinson is a past president of the National Cartoonists Society and received their Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He was added to the Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2004.
For those interested in hearing his speech, Harvey Awards tickets are still available. There will be a VIP cocktail reception from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, followed by dinner from 7:30 – 8:30 PM. Admission to the reception and dinner is available at $50 per ticket, and a full cash bar will be available.
The awards presentation will open to the public at 8:15 PM and is scheduled to run until 11:30 PM. Tickets to attend the awards ceremony only are available for $10, or admission is free with a two-day pass to the convention. Dinner and ceremony tickets may be purchased until Tuesday, September 5, by calling Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Reisterstown, Maryland at (410) 526-7410. Major credit cards are accepted for payment, and tickets may be picked up at the Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 9. (Tickets will not be available at the door.)
The two-day Baltimore Comic-Con runs 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are available at the door or from Ticketmaster at the convention website.