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!
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, 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!
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.
“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:
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
Tuesday, Dec 15th:
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
3244 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
4 PM to 6 PM
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.
SACCON Comic Book And Toy Convention
December 13th 10:00 – 5:00
Scottish Rite Center
Live Charity Art Auction
December 19th 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
2357 Arden Way
Sacramento CA 95852
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.
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
For more info about the longest running monthly comicons in the USA, check out www.njcomicbookshows.com