Long Beach Comic Con 2010 Report!

February 15, 2010 by  
Filed under California, L.A. Sequential

On October 2, 2009, the Long Beach Comic Con opened its doors to the public. With an extremely successful weekend highlighted by the appearance of Stan “The Man” Lee, LBCC decided to do a one day show for this coming Saturday, February 20th, 2010. With artists such as Tim Bradstreet, Mike Mignola and Eric Basaldua, expect this show to be an affordable experience for comic fans in the Southern California area!

Here’s a look back to the inaugural Long Beach Comic Con!

Golden Apple and Atomic Comics join forces as their booth greets you as you enter the LBCC doors.

Aspen Comics also greets you near the front.

Jim and Stan Lee sign autographs for the crowd.

Artist Alley was packed with artists. Here, Livesay talks with a potential customer.

Jon Bogdanove draws an awesome Doomsday.

Talent Caldwell talks with other artists in Artist Alley.

Mike Choi draws a sweet Wolverine for a fan.

Shopping galore at LBCC too!

The biggest "booth" of the show was Nintendo's booth. Here, they promote their DS.

LBCC attendees try out the Wii Fit Plus.

LBCC attendees having fun. Have fun this Saturday at LBCC 2010!

JMV Comic Book Show (December 2009)

December 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, Texas

Alpha Comic Con (December 2009)

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Miccosukee Collectibles Show (December 2009)

CJ Henderson Appearing at December 20th East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo

The featured guest at the Dec 20th East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo will be Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery writer CJ Henderson!

The show is being held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel in East Hanover, NJ (130 Rt 10 WEst).

Mr Henderson will be signing and selling his tomes. Go to www.cjhenderson.com for more info about him.

To find out more about the longest running monthly comicons in NJ go to www.njcomicbookshows.com

Golden Apple 30th Anniversary!

Golden Apple, Hollywood’s Comic Shop to the stars, held their 30th anniversary this past Saturday, December 12. Even with the rain, fans showed up in full force as several publishing companies, such as Archaia, Aspen, Top Cow, and Boom Studios, helped celebrate the anniversary with limited edition comics and prints exclusive to the event, as well as huge sales for comics. In addition, Hero Initiative got Whilce Portacio, Image Comics co-founder, to show up and sketch for the fans for donations. Everyone had a great time, and afterwards, a party was held for all the contributors to this great event. Without further ado, onto the photos of the event!

Aspens Exclusive print for Golden Apple.

Aspen's Exclusive print for Golden Apple.

Top Cows exclusive Angelus cover for Golden Apple by Ebas!

Top Cow's exclusive Angelus cover for Golden Apple by Ebas!

Golden Apple owner, Sharon Liebowitz, at the register.

Golden Apple owner, Sharon Liebowitz, at the register.

Hero Initiatives set up at Golden Apple.

Hero Initiative's set up at Golden Apple.

Archaia Comics booth in GA.

Archaia Comics' booth in GA.

Boom Studios booth in GA.

Boom Studios' booth in GA.

Top Cow in the back of GA selling books for 1 dollar!

Top Cow in the back of GA selling books for 1 dollar!

Aspen Comics also in the back with Top Cow selling their print!

Aspen Comics also in the back with Top Cow selling their print!

Rick Basaldua reviews inking details with a young inker trying to break into the biz.

Rick Basaldua reviews inking details with a young inker trying to break into the biz.

Top Cows One Dollar box. One dollar make you holler!

Top Cow's One Dollar box. One dollar make you holler!

Free comics! Get your comics!

Free comics! Get your comics!

Ebas braves the pouring rain for his fans.

Ebas braves the pouring rain for his fans.

Sensation Comics # 1 CGC 7.0. Anyone want to buy it?

Sensation Comics # 1 CGC 7.0. Anyone want to buy it?

Ebas going right to work for the fans.

Ebas going right to work for the fans.

Whilce arrives as Ryan Liebowitz shows him where to go.

Whilce arrives as Ryan Liebowitz shows him where to go.

Whilce immediately begins drawing for the fans in line.

Whilce immediately begins drawing for the fans in line.

This reporters Whilce sketch after waiting in line.

This reporter's Whilce sketch after waiting in line.

C2E2 and NYCC Staff On Holiday Store Tour

December 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois, New York

C2E2 AND NYCC STAFF HIT THE ROAD FOR HOLIDAY TOUR!

Meet and Greet the C2E2 & NYCC Teams at Comic Shops in New York and Chicago

Norwalk, CT, December 8, 2009: Organizers of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and New York Comic Con (NYCC) have announced that they will be hitting the road this month to visit comic book retailers and fans in Chicago and New York to spread holiday cheer. The staff of C2E2 & NYCC will be taking to the streets, meeting, greeting, and giving away presents to fans at comic shops all month long. The tour begins in New York City tomorrow – Wednesday, December 9th – and will extend through Wednesday, December 23rd. Officials note that one big reason for the trip – aside from giving away presents – is to meet with fans in order to hear their ideas and to find out what fans want to see in 2010.

New York Comic Con and C2E2“We want to reach out to our community of supporters as much as possible to get the pulse of who and what they want to see at C2E2 and NYCC in 2010,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for both C2E2 and NYCC. “At the same time, we want to have some fun, give out some presents, as well as spread the word about C2E2 and NYCC. This is a great way of accomplishing all these goals! We are looking forward to a great road trip.”

Staff officials note that the full C2E2 and NYCC teams will be participating in the events, with Show Manager Lance Fensterman joined by various faces from programming, marketing, and sales. Every stop will have different team members in attendance. In both New York and Chicago, the staff members will be giving away movies, posters, and soundtracks from Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing, as well as raffling off toys from Diamond Select and Mezco. Of course, it wouldn’t be the holidays without candy canes and assorted stocking stuffers, which NYCC and C2E2 staff will be handing out at all their stops. Additionally, in Chicago, the shops the staff will visit will be the very first place to get physical C2E2 tickets and limited edition C2E2 Alex Ross posters. A twitter scavenger hunt will be organized through downtown Chicago, and the staff will also be raffling off a C2E2 VIP package.

The location and dates for the Holiday Tour are:

NEW YORK CITY

Wednesday, Dec 9th:
Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
3 PM to 6 PM

Thursday, Dec 17th:
Midtown Comics – Times Square
200 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018
12 PM to 3 PM

Wednesday, Dec 23rd:
Jim Hanley’s Universe
325 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY
12 PM to 4 PM


CHICAGO

Tuesday, Dec 15th:
Challengers
1845 N Western Ave 2R
Chicago, IL 60647
4 PM to 6 PM

Wednesday, Dec 16th:
Graham Crackers – Chicago Loop
77 E. Madison St
Chicago, IL 60602
12 PM to 2 PM

Chicago Comics
3244 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
4 PM to 6 PM

Comix Revolution
606 Davis St
Evanston, IL 60546
4 PM to 6 PM

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS POP CULTURE GROUP:

The Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions owns and operates the New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the New York Anime Festival (NYAF). New York Comic Con was launched in 2006 and quickly became a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NYCC for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. C2E2, which will debut April 16 – 18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, is modeled after NYCC and will provide fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite writers, creators, and artists, as well as to see, hear and learn about the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The Pop Culture Group also operates the recently-launched UFC Fan Expo in partnership with the UFC – the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization – and it formed a strategic partnership with Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in 2008 and will work closely with PAX on the launch of PAX East in Boston in 2010.

Drop off Toys for Tots at SACCON or Empire Comics in Sacramento

SACCON Comic Book And Toy Convention
Sacramento California
December 13th 10:00 – 5:00
Scottish Rite Center

The Toys For Tots Marines will be on location and accepting new and unwrapped toys, bring a toy and get a $1,00 off admission. Toys for Tots logo

Live Charity Art Auction
December 19th 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Empire Comics
2357 Arden Way
Sacramento CA 95852

http://livestream.com/sccg

Watch Comic Book Artists At Empire Comics Draw Christmas Theme Art Work And Bid And Own The Art Work, Can’t Make it To The Store, Then Watch The Event Live On Live Stream And Bid OnLine.

Drop Off A New And Unwrapped Toy At Empire Comics For Toys For Tots, All Proceeds Of The Auction Will Go To Toys For Tots.

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Sac-Con (December 2009)

December 10, 2009 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention Profiles

Shocker Toys at December 13th Clifton NJ Comic Book Expo

December 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

Shocker Toys, the producers of some of the coolest and most exclusive comic book action figures on the market, will be at the December 13th Clifton Comic Book Expo!

For more info about them, check out www.shockertoys.com

Shocker Toys

For more info about the longest running monthly comicons in the USA, check out www.njcomicbookshows.com

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