Comic Book Collectorfest and Icons of Wrestling (September 2016)

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Convention Name
Comic Book Collectorfest & Icons of wrestling
Convention Website Address
http://www.thecollectorfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/17/2016
Venue Name and Address
2300 arena
2300 S Swanson ST
Philadelphia, PA 19148
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

PA – Turning Japanese Signing

00000000_MariNaomi-TurningJapaneseCartoonist MariNaomi appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Turning Japanese on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

About Turning Japanese:
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at an illegal hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture. She hopes to finally connect with her Japanese relatives without her mother as a translator and filter. Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, and her self-published Estrus Comics. Her work has appeared in over sixty print anthologies, and has been featured on such websites as The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, XOJane, Buzzfeed, Bitch Media, and more. She is also the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database.

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Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 665-0716

PA – Cartoon Talk w/ Box Brown

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Cartoonist Box Brown appears at the Van Pelt Library on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 PM!

Box Brown is the Ignatz Award-winning author of the bestselling ANDRE THE GIANT graphic biography as well as countless other comics. He’s also the founder and editor of RETROFIT COMICS, one of the most productive and creative small press comics publishers in business today. We’ll sit down with Box to discuss his life as a cartoonist and editor, the challenges of independent publishing, and the endless possibilities of the comic form.

The event is free and open to the public. Just bring a photo ID to get into the library.

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Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 898-7555

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in March 2016

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Press Release:

It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday March 20th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located between exit 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 (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 5 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, gaming cards, dvd’s 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 (creator of DC’s Blue Devil), Ron Wilson who had worked on over 20 different Marvel Comics titles in the 1970’s and Bob Petrecca who has drawn Batman and a whole host of other characters for DC Comics.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to derekwoywood@gmail.com 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.com/PhiladelphiaComicCon.

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! (April 2016)

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Convention Name
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/22/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/24/2016
About This Convention
The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in Eastern Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Area! Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves – be they fans of Comics, Movies, TV, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay or more.
Venue Name and Address
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100
Oaks, PA 19456
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
180
Projected Attendance
8,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Amy Jo Johnson, Bruce Boxleitner, Kel Mitchell, Caroll Spinney, Deep Roy, Ray Park, Julian Glover, Roger R Cross, Ethan Van Sciver, Jay Fosgit, Scott Hanna, Tommy Castillo, Ivy Doomkitty, Ani-Mia, The Smoke, Riddle

Nittany Con (September 2016)

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Convention Name
Nittany Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.nittanycon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/25/2016
Venue Name and Address
Ramada State College
1450 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
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Scranton Comic Book Convention (May 2016)

Convention Name
Scranton Comic Book Convention
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/15/2016
About This Convention
Dealer tables : 8′ table $65 2 or more tables $60 each

Admission $5.00 (children 5 and under are free!)

Hourly door prizes!
Grand Door Prize @ 4:00pm

contact Joseph Figured @ AMWC75@hotmail.com

Venue Name and Address
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
United States
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Projected Attendance
800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

PA – The Origins of Strange Fruit

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Press Release:

Locust Moon publisher Josh O’Neill will discuss THE ORIGINS OF STRANGE FRUIT with superstar cartoonist and illustrator J.G. Jones at the Van Pelt Library on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM. This is the first in a series of of talks on comics and sequential art hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

Well known for illustrating prestigious comic series like FINAL CRISIS, BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN, and WANTED, as well as painting countless covers for Marvel and DC, J.G. Jones has created some of the most iconic and memorable images of the modern comics age. Last year he partnered with Mark Waid to debut the gorgeous and controversial STRANGE FRUIT, a fully painted science fiction comic confronting bigotry in the Jim Crow south. Join us for a talk with J.G. about art, race, and the difficulty of telling challenging stories in the comics industry.

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Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 898-7555

PA – Nerdcore Signing

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Atomic City Comics is proud to be hosting an in-store meet and greet/autograph signing with Nerdcore legends MC Lars and the hometown hero Philadelphia’s own Mega Ran on Saturday March 12th at 2:00 PM!

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Atomic City Comics
638 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

PA – Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale Signing

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Writer Mario Candelaria will be signing copies the new graphic novel ASHES: A FIREFIGHTER’S TALE at Barnes and Noble in Rittenhouse Square on Saturday, February 20th from 1-3PM!

ASHES: A FIREFIGHTER’S TALE written by Mario Candelaria (UNLAWFUL GOOD) with art by Karl Slominski (GOLGOTHA), takes readers along for the ride with a New York firefighter. Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were like family and being a firefighter came naturally. But his life changed in an instant when he lost his leg trying to save the last person trapped in a burning building. A riveting tale about perseverance, hard work, and overcoming the odds, ASHES is a gripping tale told in evocative black and white

“Mario Candelaria excavates the universal truths from everyday life.” – Dean Haspiel (AMERICAN SPLENDOR; THE ALCOHOLIC)

Mario Candelaria (Unlawful Good, Epilogue) is a writer and stand-up comedian who is constantly on the lookout for new and imaginative ways to bring an authentic perspective into his work. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Mario currently resides in suburban Philadelphia where he spends his days honing his craft and trying to figure out what exactly a “Wawa” is.

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Barnes and Noble – Rittenhouse
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-0716

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