Artist John Byrne to make rare convention appearance in Las Vegas this weekend

Star Trek 50 Years Cover - John Byrne

Creation Entertainment’s 15th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2016 kicks off this week and one of the special guests in attendance will be John Byrne, a titan in his field whose contributions to comic books cannot be overstated.

Not only will Byrne be making a rare appearance at this week’s Star Trek convention – so make the most the chance while you’re there to give him the Mind Probe about his books and comics! – he will be signing copies of his Star Trek books for IDW Publishing at the IDW booth throughout the weekend.

Fans can meet Mr. Byrne at IDW booth #54 and get their Star Trek books signed in Las Vegas this weekend as well as pick up IDW’s Convention Variant of the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration.

IDW has commissioned a special triptych drawing by Star Trek artist J.K. Woodward chronicling the 50 years of Star Trek cast members and produced three variant covers.

Photo-artist John Byrne puts his skills to use in a unique way in this extra extra-length tale, reinterpreting and adapting the original Star Trek episode “The Cage” to comic-book form. The comic will be released this weekend in Las Vegas

Photo-artist John Byrne puts his skills to use in a unique way in this extra extra-length tale, reinterpreting and adapting the original Star Trek episode “The Cage” to comic-book form. The comic will be released this weekend in Las Vegas

Each connecting cover is limited to only 250 copies, and the first cover, of Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be available for sale at the IDW table during the convention at a cost of $10 per copy.

The remaining two connecting variants are show exclusive variants for the Star Trek Mission show in New York City, and the 2016 New York Comic Con, respectively.

• Please note that, in keeping with the theme of the convention, John Byrne will only be signing his Star Trek works, including the brand-new New Visions Special “The Cage” photo-story, which will be making its convention debut here

• Check out IDW’s Star Trek range at www.idwpublishing.com/star-trek

• John Byrne online at www.byrnerobotics.com

 

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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