Things Looking Grimm for Philadelphia Comic-Con in May 2011
It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday May 1st. The comic book convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age are admitted free with a current id. Also admitted free are active military personnel and their families. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive, Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.
It is quite a site to behold with 60 tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940’s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours just to shop at the show.
Special guest publisher this show is Zenescope Entertainment. A locally based outfit in Fort Washington, PA they have found international success with their comic books. Best known for “Grimm Fairy Tales” a modern take on old legends and “Charmed” which continues the adventures of the Halliwell sisters (Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs) from the now defunct tv show. They are producing a very limited edition variant cover comic book available for purchase at the show. This will be a special Philadelphia Comic-Con cover for Grimm Fairy Tales # 59 different then what would be found in your local comic shop. Only 250 copies are being produced making this one of the most limited modern day comic books in existence.
Any questions about the convention can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com