Garden State Mega Fest (June 2017)

Garden State Mega Fest

Convention Name
Garden State Mega Fest
Convention Website Address
http://www.gardenstatemegafest.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/17/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/18/2017
Venue Name and Address
Crowne Plaza Hotel
390 Forsgate dr
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ralph Macchio, William Zabka ,Martin Kove ,Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, C Thomas Howell, Michael Beach, Jason Wiles,

Guest Appearances

Hero Initiative Hosts Signings at East Coast Comic Con 2017

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, hits the East Coast Comic Con at The Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J. April 29-30.

Our own Board Member and veteran comic writer and editor Dennis O’Neil will be at the Hero booth all weekend! Make sure you stop on by to chat with Denny and get your books signed. Dennis O’Neil will appear exclusively at the Hero booth, #233

And that’s not all! Freshmen artist Will Torres and Spider-Man Noir writer Fabrice Sapolsky will also be at the Hero booth all weekend!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors across the con floor will be collecting for our cause when you get your books signed, so make sure to pay them a visit. Bob Budiansky, Gerhard, Mike Grell, Joe Jusko, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Maguire are all on the job, so do the right thing!

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $950,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

East Coast Comicon Returns in 2017 with Danny Trejo, George Perez, and More

 

East Coast 2017

 

Press Release:

EAST COAST COMICON RETURNS TO NY/NJ METRO AREA

Features Legendary Comic Creators, Actors, Wrestlers and the Famous Film Vehicles

Secaucus, NJ—New Jersey’s largest comic convention returns to the Meadowlands Exposition Center on April 29-30. Guests include an array of recognizable pop culture figures and some of the world’s top comic book creators. East Coast Comicon is proud to announce the appearance of Danny Trejo (Machete, Heat), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow), Tony Todd (Candyman, Flash), Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), Kevin Nash (WWE), and a rare reunion of the original cast members of Lost in Space, including Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, and Bill Mumy. All are available for photos and autographs (prices vary).More than seventy (70) comic artists and writers will be on hand including

More than seventy (70) comic artists and writers will be on hand including legendary creators, George Perez and Marv Wolfman, whose ground-breaking work on the New Teen Titans is the inspiration for the popular Cartoon Network Series Teen Titans Go! Fans of comic cinema are sure to want to meet Keith Giffen (co-creator of Rocket Raccoon) and Fabian Nicienza (co-creator of Deadpool).Others appearing include superstars Art Adams (X-Men), Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Mike Zeck (Secret Wars, Punisher), Simon Bisley (Judge Dredd, Lobo), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), Denny O’Neill (Batman), and Tim Bradstreet (Punisher). Classic comics talent will also be on hand to meet fans, including Allen Bellman (Captain America), Joe Giella (The Flash, Batman), and original Marvel bullpen artist Larry Lieber, who co-created Iron Man,

Classic comics talent will also be on hand to meet fans, including Allen Bellman (Captain America), Joe Giella (The Flash, Batman), and original Marvel bullpen artist Larry Lieber, who co-created Iron Man, Ant Man, and Thor. Also Guinness Book of World Records will be present to recognize the career of artist Ken Bald. Animation directors and artists of Ren & Stimpy Bill Wray will be on hand.There’s comics fun for all ages, including a Kids Love Comics section that offers

Animation directors and artists of Ren & Stimpy Bill Wray will be on hand.There’s comics fun for all ages, including a Kids Love Comics section that offers activities all day including how to make comics, drawing lessons, and more. Over a dozen kid’s-friendly professional comic artists will be there to teach and sell their books.

Photo ops are available to get your picture taken with some of the most recognized vehicles from movies & tv. Parked onsite are Batmobiles from three iterations of the caped crusader (’66, ’89, and ’05), the Monkees Mobile, the Munsters Koach, Stephen King’s Christine, and the Lost in Space chariot. For the first time, East Coast Comicon is pleased to present a 3-D diorama of the Star Wars trash compactor, which allows you to re-enact a famous scene. (Prices vary for photo ops).

Over 200 vendors will be offering a wide assortment from dollar box comics to super-rare comics. Posters, books, graphic novels, T-shirts, art, toys, and many other collectible items will be sold. And on Sunday afternoon, the East Coast Comicon Cosplay Contest will award $500 for the best costume. Many other prizes and trophies will be awarded. The contest begins at 4 pm.

Location: Meadowlands Exposition Center
Dates: April 29 & 30, 2017
Times: 10 am to 6pm Sat & Sun

Advance Tickets:
Saturday
Adult Tickets $30.50
Kids Ticket $9.50 (ages 6 to 12) Sunday Adult Tickets $26.50 Kids Ticket $7.50 Sunday (ages 6 to 12) CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER ADMITTED FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A TICKET HOLDING ADULT (limit 2 children per adult)

2 day Weekend Pass $52.50
2 day Weekend Pass Early admission $82.50
VIP Ticket $135.50 (limited to 100 tickets)
Early entry to the convention (enter at 9:30 am, regular ticket holders enter after 10 am) • Two day pass • Seating in first two rows for all panels (until full). Must be seated before panel begins. • Go to front of all lines for Two (2) different signings. • East Coast Comicon poster. • Your choice of East Coast Comicon T-shirt

Day of Show Tickets:
Adult $40
Kids 6 to 12 yrs old $10

NJ – Reading Without Walls Workshop

John Patrick Green and Sara Varon appear at Word Bookstore on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 AM.

This event is part of Reading Without Walls, an annual nationwide reading program encouraging students to read books that they wouldn’t normally choose on their own. This means reading a broad variety of titles with different themes, diverse authors and content, formats, settings, characters, and subjects. This program is a challenge from the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit ReadingWithoutWalls.com.

John Patrick Green grew up on Long Island in New York and went to the School of Visual Arts for graphic design. He is the illustrator of the graphic novels Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden and Teen Boat!, both with writer Dave Roman. He’s also worked on comics for Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and DC Comics. John lives in Brooklyn with zero cats and way too many LEGOs.

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children’s book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades–among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2013, Bake Sale was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012, and Robot Dreams was on Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List in 2008. In 2013 Sara Varon was a recipient of the Maurice Sendak Fellowship.

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

NYC – FUBAR Weekend Signing

Michael Bracco appears with special guests Oliver Mertz and Mike Isenberg at Comic Book Jones for a weekend event on April 22-23! All three guys are independent comic creators and will be signing books, doing sketches, creating live art and other fun things.

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Jamal Igle, Magdalene Visaggio, and Scott Koblish appear at East Side Mags from noon till 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

NJ – FCBD: Jim Zub Signing

Writer Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Dungeons & Dragons, Wayward, Samurai Jack) appears at The Comic Book Store from noon till 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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The Comic Book Store
30 N Main St, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
(856) 442-0402

NJ – Women’s Empowerment Week Signing

Press Release:

East Side Mags – along with Montclair Center – are celebrating women and everything they do that makes this world amazing! Montclair Center has a whole week of fantastic and empowering events taking place. You can check out all the great events here.

East Side Mags is no different. In fact, we aim to show you how impactful women are in the comics community! And to prove that, we are bringing in some of the most amazing women we could find (and know personally):

Amy Chu is an amazing writer and has skyrocketed to new heights in the comics industry! She’s most recently known for her work on Poison Ivy: The Cycle of Life & Death (the first ever solo Poison Ivy comic series) and her work on KISS comics out through Dynamite Entertainment. She’s also worked on titles for publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, IDW, Valiant and Dynamite. Not only that, but she’s the co-founder of Alpha Girl Comics!

Michelle Delecki paints and draws beautifully! Her work is gorgeous and her attention to detail is unparalleled. She’s a painter, illustrator and a guitarist. She loves 80s metal, violent 80s and 90s action movies with car chases and explosions and loves to laugh! She most recently worked on an indie title called Axcend which was about video games intersecting and affecting the real world! An amazing tale and you can check out her beautiful work here!

Brigid Allanson is a graduate of the Kubert School in Dover, NJ and a seriously talented artist! She works as a freelance artist and graphic designer AND teaches East Side Mags’ own Learn to Draw Comics Class on Saturday mornings! Brigid’s work includes YIIK – an indie video game – as well as a Kickstarter for an upcoming video game slated to be available on PC, PS4, PSVita and Unity called Hush-Hush 229. She’s brought her talent to conventions all over including but not limited to Garden State Comic Fest, NYC Special Edition and more! You can check out her work here.

The event will take place from 1pm-4pm on Sunday, April 9th. The perfect end to a week of empowering women and a bright future for women everywhere!

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
(862) 333-4961

Ocean City Con (April 2017)

OC Con 2017

Convention Name
Ocean City Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.ocnjcon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/02/2017
About This Convention
Cards, Collectibles, Comics Cosplay Convention. Featuring vendors with non-sport trading cards, old and new comics, toys, action figures, movies, posters. Guest artists and celebrity cosplayers. Costume contest on Sunday for all ages.
Venue Name and Address
Historic Music Pier
825 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Bob Petrecca, Rusty Gilligan, Neil Vokes, Eric Cooper, Mackenzie Rose Hawk, Philip McNulty, Garland Holloman, Billy Dee Williams, Seth Gilliam.

OC Con April 1 and April 2

Comic Art Con is One Month away


Press Release:
The next Comic Art Con is just one month away and will be held on Saturday, April 8, at the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.  Admission is only $10 and children under 12 are free!  Show hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM so be sure to arrive early and plan on spending the day.  Parking is free.
After eight years in Secaucus, Comic Art Con will be moving into a new home in Hasbrouck Heights:
Holiday Inn
283 Route 17 South
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
(201) 288-9600
Recently renovated, the Holiday Inn has a bar / restaurant that will actually be open and it is next door to a McDonald’s and a Dunkin’ Donuts.  Spread across two rooms, the show will have 49 tables jammed packed with original comic book art from the biggest names in the hobby!
Vendors: Anthony Snyder, Bechara Maalouf, Will Gabri-El, Frank Giella, Hans Kosenkranius, Jim Warden, Rich Donnelly, Albert Moy, Brad the Savage, Scott Eder, Mike Burkey, Dan Jerome, Zaddick Longenbach, ComicLink, ComicConnect, Gene Park, Hake’s Americana, Pedigree Comics, Robert Dennis, Rich Cirillo, Scott Dunbier, Robert Berkheimer

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