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  • East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo (December 2011)

    December 13, 2011 by  
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    Convention Name
    East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date
    12/18/2011
    About This Convention
    Sun Dec 18th, 10-4
    East Hanover Comic Book Expo
    Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel
    130 Rt 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
    Admission: only $2 (2nd parent and kids under 12 free)
    Parking is easy & FREE!
    Keepin’ comics fun since 1991!

    The best dealers in the northeast with hundreds of thousands of comics for sale. We have everything from Golden Age to this week’s current comics. Hot titles, variant editions and investment grade CGC books, too. Don’t miss our unbeatable selection of comics for serious collectors and thousands of bargain comics for beginners or folks that just love to be able to buy tons and not break the bank.

    Our incredible no minimum auction is at noon.

    Upcoming shows:
    Clifton1/8
    East Hanover 1/22
    Clifton 2/12
    East Hanover 2/26

    Seeya at the show!
    JP

    Venue Name and Address
    Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel
    130 Rt 10 West
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    40
    Projected Attendance
    200
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books

    California Comic Convention (January 2012)

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    Convention Name
    California Comic Convention (January 2012)
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.calcomiccon.com/
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date
    01/29/2012

    About This Convention
    The sixth year of the California Comic Convention will again be held in Yorba Linda ( Orange County) California. The show will be on Sunday between the Football play-offs and Super-Bowl, so no one attending will miss the games. This show will feature mostly Vintage Comics, Fanzines and Artwork. The Guests will be those that drew in the Silver and Bronze age of comics. Because the show has been so successful in the past, all tables are already spoken for.
    We are starting a waiting list at this time for a possible expansion room. We offer a low cost raffle with hundreds of dollars worth of CGC comics and original artwork.
    Venue Name and Address
    CalComicCon
    4501 Casa Loma Ave
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    46
    Projected Attendance
    250
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Guests
    Herb Trimpe, More TBA

    CalComicCon Flyer

    Clifton NJ Comic Book Expo (December 2011)

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    Convention Name
    Dec 11th Clifton NJ Comic Book Expo
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date
    12/11/2011
    About This Convention
    Clifton Comic Book Expo
    America’s longest running monthly Comicon!
    20 years and counting!
    Sun, Dec 11th 10am-4pm
    Admission: FREE (as always)
    Location: Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.
    Easy, free parking behind the building or on the street.
    (If you’re coming from Manhattan, the 190 NJ Transit bus from Port Authority stops at the door!)
    Once again, their dealers’ room is packed!

    They have everything from bargain comics to GA keys!

    Of course, all your favorite dealers will be on hand… and new guys as well!

    Their amazing no-minimum bid auction is at noon. Without exaggeration, a typical auction offers THOUSANDS of dollars worth of stuff that usually sells for a fraction of its full value. What’ll they have this time? Be there and find out.

    Remember when comic book shows were fun and actually featured comics? Theirs still are and do!

    Other upcoming shows:
    East Hanover 12/18
    Clifton 1/8
    East Hanover 1/22
    Clifton 2/12
    East Hanover 2/26

    For more info check out their website at www.njcomicbookshows.com

    Venue Name and Address
    Clifton Recreation Center
    1232 Main Ave
    Clifton, NJ 07011
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    70
    Projected Attendance
    300
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Guests
    TBA

    Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con (December 2011)

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    Convention Name
    Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con
    Convention Website Address
    http://capicons.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date
    12/04/2011
    About This Convention
    Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
    Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011
    10 am – 3 pm
    Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall,
    2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia
    Admission $3 – Kids FREE!
    Open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.
    Venue Name and Address
    Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire & Rescue Hall, 2148 Gallows Road,
    Dunn Loring, VA 22027
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    55
    Projected Attendance
    300
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Guests
    John Dimes, Tim Dzon, Chris Flick, Bill McKay, Michael Munshaw, Dan Nokes, Pete Tapang

    Steel City Con Adds James O’Barr for December 2011

    November 23, 2011 by  
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    The Crow

    Press Release:

    The Steel City Con is very proud to announce that the following guests will be appearing at the upcoming Steel City Con. This is a rare opportunity for you to meet American Icons!

    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

    The Steel City Con is proud to announce that James O’Barr will be attending the upcoming show. Many of you know that James is the creator of THE CROW!
    He is the Writer & Artist of the comic series on which four movies, several comics, a television show, and several novels were later based. Don’t miss this very rare appearance!

    CELEBRITY GUEST LIST:

    HENRY WINKLER – The Steel City Con is VERY pleased to announce that HENRY WINKLER will be attending the December Show! Mr. Winkler is a very accomplished Author, Actor & Director. He has acted on many TV programs as well as many major hit films. Many of you know him as “THE FONZ” from HAPPY DAYS! Mr. Winkler has also appeared in many classic films such as Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996), Adam Sandler’s THE WATERBOY, LITTLE NICKY and CLICK. He currently stars i the TV series ROYAL PAINS.

    Mr. Winkler will be signing on ALL 3 DAYS of the show!
    Friday 4-8pm
    Saturday 10am-6pm
    Sunday 11am – 2pm

    SPECIAL SIGNING PRICE: STEEL CITY CON EXCLUSIVE
    Steel City Con Special price of ONLY $25. ( Many were expecting $40 – $60 )

    Pre-purchase your 3 Day Pass online now so that you can meet Mr. Winkler before the general public gets in the show! (3 Day Pass holders get in 1/2 hour early on Sat & Sun)
    Go To http://www.steelcitycon.com for all the details!

    MARGOT KIDDER- Most of you know Margot from her role as “Lois Lane” of the SUPERMAN Films with Christopher Reeves. Margot also starred in The Amityville Horror. Don’t miss this special signing appearance!

    Special Note: Margot Kidder’s Signing Appearance is being Sponsored by IN PERSON PRODUCTIONS. Visit their web site at http://www.inpersonpro.com/

    LINDA BLAIR – This is an EXTREMELY RARE Signing Appearance and we encourage everyone to make plans now to attend the December Steel City Con! LINDA BLAIR is a GOLDEN GLOBE & PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD winner. She has also been nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD. Many of you know Linda Blair from her role in the horror film THE EXORCIST.

    Special Note: Linda Blair’s Signing Appearance is being Sponsored by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Visit their web site at http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/

    DOUG JONES – Ready to meet THE SILVER SURFER? Doug Jones has appeared as The Silver Surfer in the recent file THE FANTASTIC FOUR: THE RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER.

    Special Note: Mr. Jones signing appearance is being sponsored by the Comic Book Ink.
    Visit their web site at http://www.thecomicbookink.com

    ERIKA ELENIAK – Yes, that’s right …. it’s ” Shauni McCain from the hit TV series BAYWATCH! Many of you also remember Erika as the high-school girlfriend of Jesse (John Stamos) in FULL HOUSE. Erika’s film credits also include UNDER SIEGE, E.T., and THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES.

    BONNIE PIESSE – Australian actress and singer/songwriter. Star Wars fans will be happy to meet the “YOUNG AUNT BERU” from STAR WARS! In particular, she appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack OF THE CLONES and STAR WARS Episode iii: REVENGE OF THE SITH.

    MARK DODSON – The voice for STAR WARS’ “SALACIOUS CRUMB” / The Voice of STAR WARS’ Ewok’s / The Voice for many of your favorite GREMLINS. Mark has also been involved in DAY OF THE DEAD, WISHMAN and NATURAL BORN KILLERS.

    “HACKSAW” JIM DUGGAN – Former WWE Wrestler. His best known character is that of an American patriot, which sees him use a 2×4 length of wood as a weapon, the battle cry “Hooo!” and the USA Cheer! During his time in WWE he was the oldest active wrestler after Ric Flair retired in 2008.”Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is also the second inductee in the WWE HALL OF FAME Class of 2011.

    Special note: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan’s appearance is being sponsored by COLLECTORS REALM
    visit their web site at http://www.collectorsrealm.iwarp.com/

    MARIA KANELLIS – Former WWE DIVA! Maria Kanellis is an actress, singer, TV hostess/personality, former WWE Diva and aspiring fashion designer. She is currently appearing on THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE on NBC. She is releasing her first music album, a 4 song EP, on April 13th, 2010. She is most well-known as a former professional wrestler and personality within World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for the past 5 years !

    For details go to http://www.steelcitycon.com

    2011 CTN Animation Expo Con Report!

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    On November 18-21, 2011, Creative Talent had it’s third annual CTN Animation Expo. Every year, this con seems to grow more and more. With big companies, artists, and big names in the animation industry, this is THE show to go to if you are involved with the animation industry and want to break in. From portfolio reviews, to insightful panels, and even just soaking in the ambience and drawing with other artists in the lobby, CTN is full of creative talent that is waiting to be the next big name in animation. I highly recommend anyone interested going into the field to come out and experience this awesome show. And one big tip I heard throughout the weekend: No one will hire you if you don’t show your stuff. Post it on blogs, get your portfolio out there, make yourself seen. All it takes is one chance. And now, onto some pictures from this weekend:

    Crowds of attendees checking out the many booths of CTN.

     

    Video screens are placed around the main stage to watch artists work their magic.

     

    Prints, books, and postcards galore!

     

    Digital media artist Justin Yun represents Section Studios.

     

    Awesome Hulk statue from Gentle Giant!

     

    Hopefuls interacting with Disney Animation pros.

     

    Jose Lopez, creator of Mariachi Samurai, sketching for one of his many fans.

     

    Wacom demonstrating their latest products (perfect for Christmas)!

     

    A demo of the latest 3D technology.

     

    The line for a Screening Room Session that wrapped all around the building.

     

    Live drawing sessions inspire the artists!

     

    Guest of honor Regis Loisel signing at CTN!

     

    Bill Plympton checking out a print at his booth.

     

    Sean "Cheeks" Galloway and Ryan Benjamin signing, going over portfolios, and interacting with guests all weekend long!

     

    Francisco Herrera drawing on a Dunny figure for a commission.

     

    J. Scott Campbell drawing a commission at his booth.

     

    Totoro and company hopes to see you here next year!

    Ray Lago Announced as Guest of Honor for November 27th, 2011 East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo

    November 21, 2011 by  
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    Ray Lago

    Press Release:

    The guest of honor at the November 27th East Hanover Comic Book Expo is Ray Lago!

    To say that his talent is underrated is a gross understatement…

    For nearly three decades, Ray Lago has been a professional illustrator for clients such as Reader’s Digest, Scott Forsman and Scholastic, and for comic book industry giants like Marvel and DC. His early career  also included employment as a Graphic Design Engineer with NBC News, ABC News, and PBS’ News Hour.He has been a prolific artist for the comic book industry, creating covers and trading cards for Spider-Man, The X-Men, Superman, Vampirella, Predator, Robocop, StarWars and scores of others. Painted story credits include Marvel’s Open Space series and Hellraiser series, Ivanhoe for First/Classics Illustrated, “Ask Any Mermaid” in NBM’s Skin Tight Orbit vol. 2, Harris Comics’ Vampirella 25th Anniversary Special and Shi: Masquerade for Crusade. For several years Ray devoted much of his time to painting the revived Little Annie Fanny feature for Playboy magazine, along with writer/cartoonist and fellow Kean alumni Don Wimmer. Ray is also well known for illustrating Magic gaming cards for Wizards of the Coast.

    Currently, Ray continues to work as an illustrator in the comics and gaming industries and is an Adjunct Professor for the Illustration Department at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

    When he can find the time, Ray continues to update and improve his website: www.raylagoart.com

    The first collection of his work, Ray Lago: Heroes & Angels (Archangel Entertainment), was published in 1998. The second collection, a volume of drawings, Ray Lago Sketchbook I: Drawn to Beauty (Big Wow Art) was published in 2003.

    Ray has 2 new volumes of his work available— RAY LAGO: Art-Works and RAY LAGO: Private Commissions (Big Wow Art)

    Philadelphia Comic-Con! (November 2011)

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    Convention Name
    Philadelphia Comic-Con!
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.philadelphiacomic-con.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date
    11/20/2011
    About This Convention
    Longest running comic book convention in the Philadelphia area with dealers from 5 states setup on 60+ tables at each show. Thousands upon thousands of comic books from the 1940’s to present day are sold, bought and traded. Considered by both fans and retailers alike one of the stronger one day shows in the country. We have both nationally known and local dealers too. Collectors drive up to 3 hours one way just to shop at our show.

    RICK LEONARDI
    Artist – “Uncanny X-Men”, “New Mutants”, “Cloak & Dagger” & MUCH MORE!
    Co-Designed Spider-Man’s Black Costume in “Secret Wars”!

    BILLY TUCCI
    Artist – “Shi”, “Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion” & MORE!

    ROB FELDMAN
    Creator – “Dr. Shroud” Animated & On-Line Series!

    The hotel is conveniently located off of I-95 just 3 miles south of the Philadelphia International airport.

    Venue Name and Address
    Ramada Philadelphia Airport
    76 Industrial Highway (Route 291)
    Essington, Pennsylvania 19029
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    62
    Projected Attendance
    300
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Holiday Warehouse Sale (December 2011)

    November 17, 2011 by  
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    Convention Name
    Holiday Warehouse Sale
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.fearlessreadersonline.com/images.php
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date
    12/17/2011
    End Date
    12/18/2011
    About This Convention
    Hundreds of long boxes of back issue comics, 1000’s of graphic novels, toys, games, and more, ALL AT DEEP DISCOUNT CLEARANCE PRICES. Just 3 miles from I-75 & I-70 in the Greater Dayton Area.
    Venue Name and Address
    F.O.P Lodge #44
    4275 Powell Road
    Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    60
    Projected Attendance
    500
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books

    Philadelphia Antique Toy Convention (December 2011)

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    Convention Name
    Philadelphia Antique Toy Convention
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.toyshows.org
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date
    12/04/2011
    About This Convention
    On Sunday, December, 4, 2011, the first ever Philadelphia Antique Toy Convention will take place at our new location The Pennsy Flea Market, 1600 S. Warfield St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19145. 10:00am to 4:00pm, Admission is $5.00, 9:00am Early buyers $10.00. Children under the age of 12 free, accompanied by an adult. An indoor all weather event. Food, ATM, Kids Fun Zone, Free parking. Free Shuttle to and from south Philly & center city. Just call 215-463-3532 / info@PennsyFleaMarket.com.Our new holiday toy show will feature 200 tables of new, antique, and collectible toys for sale from unique toy dealers from the region. The show promises to have a diversity of toys from 1900’s to the present such as Gi-joe, Barbie, Diecast Vehicles, Science Fiction, Horror, Space Toys. Action Figures. Dolls. Transformers, Comics, Replica Green Hornet Car and much more. Come spend the day with us and find that special gift for the toy collector in your life. For information on attending or participating, go to our web site: www.toyshows.org or call Phoneline: 856-302-3606. Vendors tables are still available Call Phoneline or 856-228-7681
    Venue Name and Address
    Pennsy Flea Market
    1600 S. Warfield St
    Philadelphia, Pa 19145
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    200
    Projected Attendance
    700
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Collectibles
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Comic Books
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Sports

    Philadelphia Antique Toy Convention Flyer

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