Ratha Con (May 2016)

Ratha Con

Convention Name
Ratha Con: Athens Ohio’s own Pop Culture Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.rathacon.blogspot.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/07/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/08/2016
About This Convention
Our convention has something for everyone over 3 days. Starting with a pop culture art opening and film on the night before (May 6th) at ARTS/West – Athens’ city arts center. The convention includes special guests signing autographs (guests to be determined). Other special guests such as authors offering presentations/workshops (guests to be determined). Comic artists selling their work. Fan based clubs. Special effects and props artists. Sellers/dealers selling everything. Gaming all day, both days – Magic tournament. A real live Quidditch tournament (contact us to register). Costume contest. Food vendors. The first night (May 7th) offers a costumed dance party at a local bar called Casa Nueva. Check out our facebook page to keep up with what we have to offer.
Venue Name and Address
Athens Community Center
701 E. State St.
Athens, Ohio 45701
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
600
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
To be determined

Daytona Beach Comic Convention (December 2015)

Daytona

Convention Name
Daytona Beach Comic Convention
Convention Website Address
http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/06/2015
About This Convention
Comics, toys, action figures and collectibles for sale.
Costume contest with $300 in prizes.
Random door prizes.
CBCS will be set up there taking submissions.
Venue Name and Address
ICI Center Embry-Riddle
601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
See web site for guest list.

Hero Initiative Details MASSIVE Plans for SDCC 2015

Press Release:

Hero Initiative Details MASSIVE Plans for San Diego’s Comic-Con

With New Overstreet plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-Con and Jinx’s Second Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser!

Hero SDCCLOS ANGELES, CA (July 1, 2015) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling to Comic-Con International in San Diego July 8th -12th at the San Diego Convention center. We have exclusives, parties and special guests throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss! Booth #5003 is the place to be!

Partygoers will have a great time with Hero, starting Wednesday, July 8 at 5 p.m. for Hop-Con! Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton and Fark.com’s Drew Curtis debut their new w00tstout beer at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro! And the Rev. Dave Johnson had the honor to create the label for the famed beer. Prints of Rev. Dave’s art are available, so don’t miss out on this epic event! Proceeds benefit Hero, so get your tickets NOW!

The good times continue to roll all night Wednesday! Head to Gabe Eltaeb’s Second Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza located at 410 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.! Win great raffle prizes, meet amazing artists and have a couple drinks all to support Hero initiative! Artists include Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, Doug Wheatley and more!

Hero is proud to once again have an exclusive limited edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #45. Now in its fifth decade, the Guide is the preeminent source for comic book pricing information, and SDCC is where to get it first! The cover this year features The Spirit by Dave Johnson. This Hero-exclusive edition is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35.

And Hero has your chance to meet Robert Overstreet himself! Five lucky winners will get a chance to have lunch with Overstreet AND get an amazing prize package worth over $400! Check out Hero’s auctions on eBay and place your bid!

Hero is your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series for a number of great creators including: Amanda Conner, Alex de Campi, Dan Jurgens, Brian Haberlin, Jonathan Hickman, Dave Johnson, Scott Koblish, Ken Lashley, David Lloyd, Laura Martin, Bill Morrison, Greg Pak, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andrew Pepoy, Darick Robertson and Jim Zub. You MUST drop off your books at the CGC booth, #901, by Friday, July 10 at 5 p.m., and get your signatures and certifications without the hassle of lines!

And as always, Hero has an amazing crew of artists and writers at the booth! Make sure you don’t miss out on 10-year-old sensation Ethan Castillo! Check him out, along with all the amazing talent:

WED., JULY 8 (con hours 600-900)

630-900: Scott Koblish

THUR., JULY 9 (con hours 930-700)

1100-1230: Dave Johnson

130-300: Ethan Castillo

430-600: Dave Johnson + Robert Overstreet

FRI., JULY 10 (con hours 930-700)

1000-1100: Alex de Campi

1100-1230: Dave Johnson

1230-130: Dan Jurgens

130-300: Ethan Castillo

430-600: Dave Johnson

SAT., JULY 11 (con hours 930-700)

1000-1100: Alex de Campi

1100-1200: Dave Johnson

1200-100: Dan Jurgens

530-700: Greg Pak

SUN., JULY 12 (con hours 930-500)

1000-1100: Alex de Campi

1100-1200: Dave Johnson

1200-200: Greg Pak

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

PERRYCON / Central Georgia Comic Con (November 2015)

Greater Atlanta

Convention Name
PERRY CON 2015 / The Central Georgia Comic Con in Perry Ga
Convention Website Address
http://www.atlantasouthcomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/06/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2015
Venue Name and Address
Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Golden Isles Pkwy
Perry, Ga 31069
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Albany Comic Con (October 2015)

Albany

Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/04/2015
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 7th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.

The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
175
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ron Marz, Joe Sinnott, JM DeMatteis, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna and many more.

Albany

Hickory Con (September 2015)

Hickory Con

Convention Name
Hickory Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hickory-comic-con/766161760075940
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/26/2015
About This Convention
Artist list includes Stacey Fleming,Brian Monroe and dozens more of artist that will be attending. Come by and check out their work.You can get your very own sketch from any of these guys!
We will have the 501 Star Wars Brigade, Star Trek Independent Fleet and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera!
We will have Tons of comics, toys, and lots of other collectibles to choose from. we will also have a yugioh card tournament and 3 booster boxes will be given away in prizes to top 8 players. $10 entry for tournament.
Costume Contest !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kids and Adults!!!!
Admission to the show is $5.00 entry for adults and $2.00 for children 13 and under at the door. 3 and under are free.a fun filled day for all. Hope to see you there.
Venue Name and Address
1960 13th Avenue Dr SE,
Hickory, NC 28602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
1,100
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles

Upcoming Garden State Comic Fest Doubles In Size for July 2015

Greg Hildebrandt

Press Release:

UPCOMING GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST DOUBLES IN SIZE TO FEATURE COMIC NOTABLES

Featuring many top flight comic creators, vendors and cosplayers like Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars, Magic the Gathering), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman) Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man, Superman), Ethan Van Sciver (The Flash, New X-Men), and Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Justice Society of America) and writers like Larry Hama (GI Joe, Wolverine) and Erica Schultz (Revenge, M3). The Garden State Comic Fest will be holding what promises to be New Jersey’s best Summer comic book convention from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, July 26th at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey.

“We also have some of the top comic book dealers in the world like Metropolis Collectibles, owners of the $3.2 Million first appearance of Superman comic book, and Dave’s American Comics, as well as Jersey stores like Zapp! Comics, Fat Moose and East Side Mags,” said promoter and founder Dave O’Hare.

“At its heart the GS Comic Fest is going to be a good old fashioned comic book convention that’s fun, fan friendly and affordable. We will have new and rare comics, art, toys and other collectibles,” O’Hare said.

“We decided to move locations to the Mennen Sports Arena, increasing our size to almost 25,000 square feet and over 200 tables and booths,” said Sal Zurzolo, O’Hare’s co-owner/promoter. “That along with the switch from one to two days allows us to bring in more A-plus exhibitors.”

“At The Garden State Comic Fest you can diversify your portfolio by investing in valuable collectibles,” O’Hare noted. “Wannabe artists can get advice from our published professionals. Individuals can sell their comics, get lucky and win a door prize or enter and win over a thousand dollars in prizes in the costume contest, art contest, and trivia contests.”

Also featured will be nationally renowned cosplayers (costume players), coming from around the country like BelleChere and Mikomi Chan, plus local favorites like Ruby Rinekso and Brea Biaa.

With free parking for attendees the two-day Garden State Comic Fest will take place from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, July 26th at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey. Single admission tickets range from $13-$65.  Tickets are available on-line and will be available at the door. For more information, log onto: www.gardenstatecomicfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/Gardenstatecomicfest.

Ultimate Comic Book Trade Show and Expo (July 2015)

Ultimate

Convention Name
Ultimate Comic Book Trade Show and Expo
Convention Website Address
http://hv.iheartmedia.com/features/the-ultimate-comic-book-trade-show-expo-963/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/25/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/26/2015
About This Convention
The Ultimate Comic Book Trade Show & Expo for two days Saturday July 25th and Sunday July 26th at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center featuring the star of the movies “Flash Gordon” and “Ted” SAM J. JONES!!P L U S:

  • Thanks to Friendly Ford, we’ll have the “Back To The Future” DeLorean on Saturday and BATMAN with the BATMOBILE on Sunday of the expo!
  • A large selection of collectibles for sale including comics, toys, and games!
  • Dress as your favorite character for a red carpet photo-op to show off your costume!
  • Dragon’s Den will have table-top games, board games and video games!
  • Local and regional artists will be there signing autographs thanks to Happy Habits! Scheduled to appear: Scott Lobdell, Todd Dezago, Fred Hembeck, Ryan G Browne (Zombie Petz), CarrieBerry Buttons, Jim O’Riley, Joe Sinnott (Sunday Only), C.L. Schneider, author of fantasy series The Crown of Stones, Charles Barnett III, Paul Abrams

The Ultimate Comic Book Trade Show & Expo is proudly brought to you by TEG Federal Credit Union and Jonna Spilbor Law.

This event supports the Highland Public Library and WILL sell out

It all takes place Saturday, July 25th from 10AM-6PM and Sunday, July 26th from 10AM-4PM! …

Get your tickets NOW as prices are more at the door:

**TICKET PRICING**

For One (1) Day Admission

Saturday – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6040095

Sunday – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6040225

Adults $10
Kids 5-12 $7
Under 5 Free

 

For Both Days

Both – http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6040245

Adults $15
Kids 5-12 $10
Under 5 FREE

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR? IF SO, CALL 845-790-1710 AND MENTION “THE ULTIMATE COMIC BOOK TRADE SHOW & EXPO”!

Venue Name and Address
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
4,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Scott Lobdell, Todd Dezago, Fred Hembeck, Ryan G Browne (Zombie Petz), CarrieBerry Buttons, Jim O’Riley, Joe Sinnott (Sunday Only), C.L. Schneider, author of fantasy series The Crown of Stones, Charles Barnett III, Paul Abrams

Clermont Comic Con hits in November

Clermont comic Con BannerClermont’s first ever comic con hits on Sunday November 22nd, 2015 at the Clermont Performing Arts Center!

Vender and Artist Alley Tables still available!

for more info on all things with Clermont comic con visit the website

www.clermontcomiccon.com

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Avatar/Korra Events at SDCC 2015

SDCC2015printWhile The Legend of Korra has come to an end, fans can still look forward to panels, signings, and exclusive merchandise at Comic-Con International 2015! IGN has announced that Nickelodeon will have an exclusive limited print drawn by co-creator Bryan Konietzko plus an figurine statue of Chief Beifong available at their booth. Co-creator Mike DiMartino has confirmed on his tumblr page that there will be signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth (#2615) on Friday July 10th from noon till 2:00 PM and at the Nickelodeon booth (#4113) on Saturday, July 11th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (fans should note that both signings will be ticketed; please check with each booth for details).

Additionally there will be two Avatar/Korra related panels:

Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra panel
Friday, July 10
10am – 11am (PT)
Room 25ABC

Come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: co creators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past storylines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.

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Avatar Legacy Fan Panel
Saturday, July 11
10am – 11am (PT)
Room 25ABC

The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form, but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. For over 6 years, Avatar Legacy has been hosting panels celebrating the fan’s love and loyalty. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year we welcome the talented Magda Escobedo Bazaldúa (Fan Artist), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Giancarlo Volpe (Director ATLA – Producer Green Lantern the Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer: ATLA),Dante Basco (Voice Actor: Zuko), Jack DeSena (Voice Actor: Sokka), and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Voice Actor: Ikki). We may even have surprise guests! The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered by our scouts. Follow Avatar Mom’s Tumblr page for further details on contests and more…

 

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