CGC Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2016 for On-Site Grading

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 2-4, 2016. We are thrilled to announce that one of our most popular exhibitors, Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC), will return again to the show to conduct on-site grading.

As they did last year, CGC will be accepting submission for all tiers of service (with the exception of magazines) on a first-come, first-serve basis for the entire weekend.
“We have had an extremely positive response to our exhibition in Baltimore over the past two years,” said Harshen Patel, Director of Operations for CGC. “We look forward to our return in 2016, and expect another banner year.”

“There is obviously great demand for CGC’s services at the show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The collectible community relies on their unique skill set, and our attendees leverage them throughout the weekend.”

About CGC

Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards, and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.For tickets and more information on Baltimore Comic-Con, visit their site at baltimorecomiccon.com.

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com– for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com– for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

 

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 11 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Big Apple Con Returns March 5th, Celebrating 20 Years

Big Apple Con 2016

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NYC’s Big Apple Con Returns, Celebrating Over 20 Super Years!

Comic Books, Celebs, Cosplay & More!

Saturday, March 5th 10am~6pm Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Pop Culture convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, dealers, panel discussions, a costume contest & more in one incredible day! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale! Advance tickets are now available at www.nycbm.com

BIG APPLE CON proudly hosts a full “Artists Alley” of comic book and trading card creators, illustrators & writers, including: Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Jim Steranko (Captain America, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Ramona Fradon (Super FriendsAquaman), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), Rich Buckler (DeathlokFantastic Four), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Spider-Man), David Lloyd (V For Vendetta, Aces Weekly), Tom Palmer (Star Wars, Avengers),Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Daredevil), Joseph Michael Linsner (Cry For Dawn, Vampirella), Sean Chen (Iron ManValiant Comics), Mike Lilly (PunisherNightwing), John Cebollero (BatmanCaptain America), and Brian Kong (Cryptozoic Entertainment, Leaf Trading Cards).

The headlining media celebrity guests include: Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, Tank Girl), Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Sweet Valley High), Kathy Garver (Family Affair, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), Laurence Mason (The Crow, Gotham), Karyn Parsons (Static ShockThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Johnny Brennan (Jerky BoysFamily Guy), Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet, Santa Claws), and (from 3pm on) Pro Wrestlers The Nasty Boys, Scott Steiner, & Ryan Shamrock of the WWE and WCW.

BIG APPLE CON always provides a jam-packed programming schedule, and this year is no exception! Our over 7 hours of scholarly and fun discussions cover everything from Star Wars, Batman, the Black Panther, Charlton Comics, and Power Rangers, with a special presentation of animated shorts and the return of the NY Jedi!

Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest will once again bring the most amazing costumers and Cosplayers together for a fast-paced, exciting show of creative excellence! Come as any character in comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, cartoons, anime/manga, video games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! Valuable prizes to be awarded by audience applause!

DC Cosplayers East

DATE: Saturday, March 5th ~ 10am -6pm PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC

TICKETS: $20 (adult) $10 (children 5-12, 4 and under free!) VIP Package/Early Admission: $50

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.nycbm.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bigappleconvention

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ConBigApple

Daytona Beach Comic Con comes March 20th

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Daytona Beach Comic Con,  March 20th 2016

Our next show is on Sunday March 20, 2016. The Daytona Beach Comic Convention will be held at the ICI Center Embry-Riddle, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.
Set up is Sunday 7 AM to 9:45 PM. We also have early set up on Saturday March 19, 2016. It will be 7 PM till 10 PM.
We have a discount rate on rooms at the Best Western Plus. 2620 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. Call 386-258-6333 mention comic book show to get room discount. Cut off date is March 1, 2016
If you have comics you want to get graded, CBCS will be at the show taking submissions.
Please support the show on social media and check out our Face Book page and web page. We have all the vendors on vendor page that have paid and will be at the show on March 20, 2016. Also guest are updated and are listed on web site guest page.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daytona-Beach-Comic-Book-Convention/109085789161874
Web site is http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com

Florida SuperCon adds two wrestling legends

Florida SuperCon adds Mick Foley and Diamond Dallas Page!

Mick Foley

Mick Foley, legendary professional wrestler, multi-time best-selling author, and stand-up comic/spoken word performer, has just been announced as a special guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON July 1-4, 2016 at The Miami Beach Convention Center www.floridasupercon.com

Mick Foley has wrestled under his real name and various personas, including Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love, also known as the Three Faces of Foley. Foley is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an 11-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships, and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion, and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion. Foley has published a total of ten books; four memoirs, four children’s books and two novels.

Diamond Dallas Page

Diamond Dallas Page has just been announced as a special guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON July 1-4, 2016 at The Miami Beach Convention Center www.floridasupercon.com. DDP is a professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker, creator of DDP YOGA, and actor. DDP wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), in a career that spanned two decades.

Florida Supercon is the LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida, and is a four day celebration of Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture. Go to www.floridasupercon.com for tickets.

Albany Comic Con (June 2016)

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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)
06/05/2016
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 8th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books and comic book art 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
Radisson Hotel
205 Wolf Rd
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
190
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
Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Fred Hembeck, Ron Marz, Graham Nolan, Paul Harding and many more

Albany

ComicCard (April 2016)

Convention Name
ComicCard
Convention Website Address
http://www.comiccard.net
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/16/2016
About This Convention
Thousands of comic books, collectibles, pop culture memorabilia, gaming and sports cards. Former wrestling superstar Al Snow (12:30 pm – 3:00 pm) and MN Twin 3rd Baseman Corey Koskie (11:00am-12:00pm) appearing. Legendary comic creator Larry Hama will be at the show all day, as well as Erik Burnham and Otis Frampton. Admission is $5; kids 16 and under are FREE!
Venue Name and Address
311 W. 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55420
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Al Snow, Larry Hama, Corey Koskie, Otis Frampton, Erik Burnham

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MegaCon lands John Cusack

JohnCusack_400x400Hollywood Icon, John Cusack will be at MegaCon Memorial Day Weekend

Join us for a rare opportunity to meet the star of fan-favorite films including High Fidelity, Say Anything, Grosse Point Blank and Being John Malkovich.

For tickets visit their website!

The Toronto Toy Show (February 2016)

Toronto

Convention Name
The Toronto Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/28/2016
About This Convention
The Toronto Toy & Video Game Show is born!

Sunday February 28th, 2016
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave

Admission $5.00, Kids Free! Parking Free!

Join us on Sunday Febraury 28th for an action packed day of buying/selling and trading new and vintage toys including:

Batman, Barbie, Dinky, GI Joe, He-Man, Hot Wheels, Lego, Pokemon, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman,Transformers, WWE, Yu-Gi-Oh and much more!

Video Games are becoming red hot and becoming extremely collectible! Looking to find an old school game or trade in your old one? We’ll have them all: Atari, NES Nintendo, Nintendo 64, SEGA 32, SEGA, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Saturn, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, playstation, XBOX and so much more!

Looking to become a vendor? Please rsvp as soon as possible as space is limited. Tables are $79 including HST per six foot table.

Vendor parking is also free.

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON M3L 1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles

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Ocala Comic Con (June 2016)

Ocala Comic Con

Convention Name
Ocala Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.ocalacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/04/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/05/2016
About This Convention
Ocala Comic Con returns on June 4th-5th at the Hilton Ocala in Ocala, Florida. Come out for a weekend of fun! Meet the stars of Gotham, The Flash, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bleach, Trigun, Durarara!!, Code Geass, Mortal Kombat X, Devil May Cry 4, YO-KAI WATCH, Sailor Moon and many more!

We are very excited to welcome back Mitsuhiro Arita! He will be flying in from Japan for this event. He has worked on the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Final Fantasy XI, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, and many other projects. He even did the artwork for our flyer! Be sure to check out his Facebook Page for more information.

Meet Chuck Dixon (Co-creator of DC Comics Bane), Larry Watts (Evil Dead 2//Army of Darkness) and more soon to be announced.

Let’s not forget that both Jenifer Ann and Alexia Jean Grey will be set up for the entire weekend!
Come out for a weekend of fun! Celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&A’s, anime, video gaming, costume contests, vendors, parties and more!

Venue Name and Address
3600 SW 36th Ave
Ocala, Florida 34474
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
71
Projected Attendance
3,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Anthony Carrigan, Johnny Yong Bosch, Mitsuhiro Arita, Chuck Dixon, Carlos Cabaleiro, Larry Watts, Adelso Corona, Sajad Shah, Jenifer Ann, Alexia Jean Grey, and The Real Elite Four

Ocala Comic Con flyer

Collective Con (April 2016)

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Convention Name
Collective Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.collectivecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/03/2016
About This Convention
Collective Con offers 3 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&A’s, anime, video gaming, costume contests, vendors, live music, parties and more!

Plan on attending? RSVP on our event page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/957986620911776/

Venue Name and Address
510 Fairground Pl
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
7,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Robin Lord Taylor, Kevin Sorbo, Candice Patton, Mark Patton, Robin Atkin Downes, Janet Varney, Cristina Vee, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Jason Sobol, Larry Watts, Adam Bryce Thomas, M. Zachary Sherman, and more!

Collective Con flyer

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