NJ – Nightworld Signing

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nw4Ignatz Awards nominated indie writer Adam McGovern, the co-creator of Image Comics’ newest and highly anticipated NIGHTWORLD series, will be signing copies of the first issue, Saturday, August 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, at Dewey’s Comic City, 13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ. Issue #1 arrives on Wednesday, August 6th.

Created by McGovern and Paolo Leandri, NIGHTWORLD is an all-new series that brings humor, horror and tragic romance together with blockbuster monster fights! “If you like occult super heroics, gothic romance, classic pathos, modern existential slapstick, emo-vampire telenovelas, big-monster smack downs and hipster retro,” said McGovern, “there’s something in it for you!”

And really, who doesn’t….

McGovern’s credits include the Ignatz Awards nominated indie title Dr. Id, Psychologist of the Supernatural (with Nightworld co-creator Leandri), work for Image Comic on their Next Issue Project anthology series, and numerous contributions to the acclaimed indie comics newspapers Pood and Magic Bullet. He also writes for The Kirby Collector, the website HiLoBROW and others.

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

NJ – Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Signing

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Chris Eliopoulos appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
765 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-445-4589

NJ – Rocket Girl Signing

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Writer Brandon Montclare and illustrator Amy Reeder present Rocket Girl Volume 1 at the WORD Bookstore on Wednesday, July 30th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Get a behind-the-scenes look at comic creation and Kickstarter crowd-sourcing, and learn about the teen police force of the future.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

ToyConNJ Set for June 2014 Premiere

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ToyConNJToyConNJ will premiere on June 28 & 29th in 2014 and be hosted at the Parsippany P.A.L.  Building on 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054. There will be over 170+ tables of Celebrity Guests, Comic & Graphic Artists, Exhibitors, Current & Vintage –Toys, Comics, Movie Memorabilia and collectibles all for a regular admission price of $5.00 and children under 12 free. There is a full access weekend pass available for $20 on the website.

Anyone attending in full costume will be admitted free and will be eligible to enter the cash prize costume contest on Saturday Evening from 4 to 5 PM. Attendees are also welcome to bring their Toy & Collectible items that they can enter into the live auction, also on Saturday Evening from 5 to 8 PM. There will be door prizes given away every hour on the hour.

This show is being brought to you by the same promoter, that has for over 23+ years,’ brought full family fun Toy & Collectibles Shows to NJ.

Information can be found on the show website at www.toyconnj.com or by calling 973-726-9897. ToyConNJ will be back again at the same location on October 18 & 19 / 2014.

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Atomicon Comics Expo (June 2014)

We’ll be celebrating Batman’s Diamond Jubilee at Atomicon XXXI Comics Expo on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Holiday Inn of Manahawkin, N.J. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Exit 63 off of the Garden State Parkway, at the junction of Rt. 72E and Rt. 9)!

* LOW, Low Admission Price of Just $2 for Adults and Teens means YOU have MORE to SPEND in the climate-controlled Dealers’ Room on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), Action Figures, Toys, DVDs, and other Comics Collectibles!
* Free, Free, FREE!: FREE Admission for Kids 12-and-Under! FREE Parking for Con Attendees in the Hotel parking lot! FREE Comics for the first 100 patrons!
* Dandy DOOR PRIZES: Bat-Bux $howca$h (use these Gotham City banknotes like REAL $$ anywhere in the Dealers Room), our infamous Mystery Box ‘O’ Stuff (over $100 value inside), Comp Movie Tickets (see your favorite summer super-hero movie on us) and the Free Gas Card Give-away (win Free Gas for your return trip home)..!
* Guest CREATORS in attendance! Check our listing on ConventionScene.com for Attending Guest announcements. Meet and greet Real Comic ARTISTS signing autographs, selling sketches and making COMICS come alive right before your eyes!
* Easy ACCESS: via Rt.9 or the GSP (north-south) and Rt. 72 (east-west). No car? No problem! Use the Rt.9 Bus (Atlantic City/Lakewood line). Just 10 minutes from Long Beach Island…and 30 minutes from Atlantic City!
* For 15 Years (and 31 shows), Atomicon has always stood for Always Affordable Family Entertainment…and a MegaTON of Comic FUN! It’s the Caped Crusader’s 75th Birthday…Don’t miss it! – The Promo Team at Surf Pirate Productions

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NJ – Zita the Spacegirl Drawing Workshop

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Cartoonist and former circus performer Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) appears at the Word Bookstore on Sunday, May 25th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm presents a fun-filled workshop for kids, complete with tips and tricks for drawing! Recommended for kids aged 5 and up; open to all ages.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, and Ian Dorian appear at WildPig Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

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Come help us celebrate WildPig Comic’s 15th Anniversary!

We’ll have tons of Free Comic Book Day Comics, huge sales on almost everything in the store (more info soon), and lots more!

Artist Appearances (11am – 3pm)
- CLIFF CHIANG (Wonder Woman, Human Target)
- JAMAL IGLE (Molly Danger, Firestorm)
- IAN DORIAN (Uncanny X-Force, Secret Avengers)

Raffle (2pm) with TONS of Prizes, including a GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 (F)!
$1 – 1 Raffle Ticket
$5 – 6 Raffle Tickets
$10 – 14 Raffle Tickets

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WildPig Comics
14 South Michigan Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention Returns in 2014 with Tribute to Joe Kubert

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Press Release:

The best small comic convention in America announces its return with a tribute to artist and teacher Joe Kubert!

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th go-round. It will have all the features that have made it a very special event on the comic book convention calendar.

The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs are sponsoring the event. Faculty Advisors are art teachers Allan Rosenberg, Danielle Russo and social studies teacher Matthew Ambrose. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show and organize every aspect of the event. Their art will be displayed in a special exhibition. The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration of the Arts which include the convention, visits to art museums, a student art show and visits to the school from professional artists.

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic book industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year with lots of folks winning wonderful treasures. The auction will be happening at 2:30PM in the cafeteria.

We will be having art lessons running throughout the day available to all attendees. Our guests will also speak about careers in art.

This year we will be paying tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration: Joe Kubert: A great cartoonist and a great art educator. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world. We are inviting graduates from The Joe Kubert School to appear as guests. A representative from the school will be with us. This tribute is a very special occasion for art teacher Allan Rosenberg. Allan’s favorite cartoonist when he was in high school was Joe Kubert and Joe was partially responsible for Allan becoming an art teacher through the example Mr. Kubert set.

Here is our guest list with many more comic creators to join the list:
Walt Simonson
Joe Staton
Herb Trimpe
Tom Palmer
Jack C. Harris
Bob Wiacek
Trevor Von Eeden
Steve Mannion
John Workman
Doug Baron
Mike Lilly
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Bob Pinaha
Paul Bonono
Rick Man
Glen Whitmore
Janet Hamlin
Rudy Nebres
James Sherman
Dave Bullock
Eric Battle
Joe Giella (tent.)
Dennis Colero (tent.)
Elaine Lee

And many more to come…

Many of our guests will be available at their tables for portfolio reviews, so budding young artists bring your work.
The Hawthorne Convention is the friendliest and most exciting comic-con around. You will have unheard of access to comic creators with short lines and extremely friendly creators. If a creator is at The Hawthorne Convention you can be sure they love comics and they love meeting fans!
Here is all the important information you need:

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention
Saturday May 10th, 2014
10AM-4PM
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 05706
Admission: $5.00

Google or Mapquest the directions, we are easy to get to by car or train. You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station.

Wonderful food is available within walking distance in downtown Hawthorne, just three blocks away so you can stay the whole day.

For more info contact Allan Rosenberg at: arosenberg@hawthorne.k12.nj.us

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Keith Giffen, Fernando Ruiz, Charles Paul Wilson III, Anthony Marques, Andre Szymanowicz, Fabio Redivo, Nick Justus, Adam McGoven, Ellen Stedfeld, Mike Morrocco, Max Fuchs, Alexia Veldhuisen and more appear at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Full details at the link…

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Larry Hama, Ron Marz, Bryan J.L. Glass, and more appear at Level Up Entertainment on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Join us on May 3rd for free comics, special guests, vendors, artists, prizes, costume contest, sales, and more!

Some of this year’s special events include:

TRANSFORMERS vs GI JOE #0 LAUNCH PARTY, brought to you by IDW Publishing!

Unveiling of this year’s GI JOE vs TRANSFORMERS EPIC DIORAMA!

Special Q&A and workshop with the talented RON MARZ!

Guests include:
Ron Marz – Writer
Best known for: Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Marvel vs DC, Star Wars, Batman/Aliens

Larry Hama – Writer
Best known for: G.I. Joe, Bucky O’Hare, Avengers, Wolverine

Bryan J.L. Glass – Writer
Best known for: The Mice Templar, Furious, Thor: First Thunder, Valkyrie

Robert Bruce – Popculturist
Best known for: AMC’s Comic Book Men

Mark Bellomo - Author
Best known for: Totally Tubular 80’s Toys, Transformers: Identification & Price Guide, The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe

Justin Piatt and Zack Dolan – SUPER!

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Level Up Entertainment
4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
(609) 569-9200

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