It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday April 14th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada Airport) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located close to exit 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 (including college) are admitted free with a current id. 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, dvds and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.
Special guest artists this show are Paris Cullins, Samuel Guerrero, Darren Auck and Laura Inglis. Paris is a local legend who’s best known for his body of work for DC Comics in the 1980’s and 90’s. Titles he strongly contributed to include Green Lantern, Blue Beetle and Blue Devil. Samuel is A digital illustrator who is the head of Engine 9 Studios. Darren has worked for all major publishers including Marvel and DC Comics. For many issues Darren was the artist for the “Ren and Stimpy” comic book series by Marvel Comics. Laura is a prolific artist who has contributed to over 20 different trading card series including the new Batman The Legend and Superman The Legend both published by Cryptozoic Entertainment.
Weather permitting on site will be a full size and highly detailed replica of the 1966 TV show Batmobile. Tony Alexander from Gothamsupercar.com has been traveling the country with his car and has chosen our show for his Philadelphia area debut. Fans will be able to sit in the car and have their photos taken.
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. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.