June 22, 2015
Festivals Extra: Eisners Annnounces Sponsors, Event Details
The Eisner Awards
announced the details of its 2015 awards ceremony and its major sponsors for this year's honors on July 10th in conjunction with Comic-Con International weekend.
Showtime will serve as title sponsor. Arch Enemy Entertainment will be the major sponsor. Principal sponsors are comiXology and Gentle Giant Studios. Supporting sponsors are Alternate Reality Comics, Atlantis Fantasy World, Diamond Comics/Geppi Entertainment Museum, Flying Colors & Other Cool Stuff, Marquis Book and Strange Adventures.
Comic-Con International continues to underwrite and support the program.
The doors will open at 7:45 PM (with advance seating for nominees, sponsors, presenters and pro badges at 7:00 PM). The ceremony starts at 8:00 PM with a hoped-for conclusion around 10:30 PM. There are 29 categories this year. The ceremony also encompases other awards: the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award and the Bill Finger Award For Excellence In Comic Book Writing. DC Comics is the major sponsor for the Finger Award; Heritage Auctions and Maggie Thompson are supporting sponsors.
The ceremony's theme will involve the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's The Spirit
I hope to be there, three rows from the back. My title sponsor is Budweiser.
posted 11:55 pm PST
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