Grand Rapids Comic-Con Returns October 21-23, 2016

Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Press Release:

The next Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 21-23, 2016, at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hours:
Friday, October 21: 2-8 pm with after-hours programming until 11 pm
Saturday, October 22: 10 am-7 pm with after hours programming until 11 pm
Sunday, October 23: 10 am until 5 pm

Ticket Prices:
3-day pass: $40 advance, $50 at door
Friday only: $15 advance, $20 door
Saturday only: $20 advance, $25 door
Sunday only: $17 advance, $22 door
VIP pass: $149 advance only
Link to tickets is here.

Celebrity Guest List:
Wil Traval: “Jessica Jones”, “Arrow”, “Once Upon A Time”
Denise Crosby: Lt. Tasha Yar in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the leader of Terminus in “The Walking Dead”
Bruno Gunn: Brutus in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Sean Maher: Dr. Simon Tam in “Firefly”, Nightwing in several DC Comics animed Batman movies
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios in “Star Wars Rebels”, Spike Spiegel in “Cowboy Bebop”, Wolverine in numerous X-Men animated features
Bryce Papnebrook: Eren Jaeger in “Attack On Titan”, Rin in “Blue Exorcist”
Austin St. John: The original Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Steve Cardenas: Rocky DeSantos/Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Robin Shelby: Slimer in Ghostbusters 2 and Lady Slimer in Ghostbusters (2016)
Russell Hodgkinson: Doc in “Z-Nation”
Felix Silla: “Buck Rogers In The 25th Century”, “The Addams Family”, Star Wars: Episode VI–Return Of The Jedi
Rob Miller: “Face Off”
Dr. Mortose: local horror host

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Cast Reunion!
Michelan Sisti * Leif Tilden * Josh Pais

Comic Guest List:
Kevin Eastman: co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Jae Lee: Batman/Superman, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias
Bob Camp: creatiuve writer/director of Ren and Stimpy
Joe Rubinstein: Wolverine, Micronauts, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Stuart Sayger: The Walking Dead, Bionicle
Tony Kordos: Batman and Robin Eternal
Rodney Ramos: Transmetropolitan
Steve Lieber: Whiteout, The Spectacular Foes Of Spider-Man
Jeff Balke: Deadpooh, Fantastic Four
Allen Bellman: Golden Age artist for Captain America
Greg Weisman: Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels
Vince Locke: Sandman, Deadworld
J. David Spurlock: publisher on Vanguard Publishing
Tony Isabella: Black Lightning, 1000 Comic Books You Must Read
K. Lynn Smith: Plume, Cards Against Humanity
Jeff Carlisle: The Guild, Star Wars, Doctor Who
William Messner-Loebs: The Flash, Wonder Woman
Dirk Manning: Legends Of Oz, Nightmare World
Jason Moore: Batman: Haunted Gotham, The Crusades
Arvell Jones: All-Star Squadron, The Avengers
Jeff Balke: Fantastic Four, Deadpooh
Comfort and Adam: The Uniques, Rainbows In The Dark
Jon Alderink: Superman, Justice League: Generation Lost
Dan Monroe: children’s book illustrator
Tyler and Sara Sowles: Durontus: The Lost Serpent, G-Fan magazine
…plus an extensive artist alley!

Best Selling Authors:
Anne Bishop: The Others, Black Jewels
Susan Dennard: Truthwitch, Something Strange and Deadly
Adam Bray: Marvel, Star Wars technical manuals
Eric Telchin: Black and White Factory
Courtney Allison Moulton: Angelfire
MarcyKate Connolly: Monstrous, Ravenous

New! Kids Area in Exhibit Hall C, including a huge LEGOs display, Hot Wheels track, Star wars coloring area, two science exhibits, and a ton more. Check it out!

Plus:

100,000 square foot vending hall
Car show
Film festival (link here)
Anime room
Art show
Costume contest
Electronic and board/card gaming rooms
501st/Ghostbusters/Transformers
Comic and 1950’s sci-fi displays
100-plus hours of programming

More information: www.grcomiccon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/grcomiccon

Great American Comic Con: Las Vegas (December 2016)

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Convention Name
Great American Comic Con: Las Vegas
Convention Website Address
http://www.gacclv.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/04/2016
About This Convention
2nd Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Loaded with your favorite creators spanning over 75 years of comic art history. Many of our guests have never been to Las Vegas, so this is a chance for fans to meet them and get their Collectibles signed.
Venue Name and Address
Cashman Center
850 N. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
John Romita Jr, Bob Layton, Len Wein, Frank Brunner, Chad Hardin, Howard Chaykin, Brian Pulido, Bob Camp, Rich Buckler, Bob Wiacek, Frazetta Girls, J David Spurlock, Billy Tucci, Allen Bellman

Florida Supercon 2016 is Next Weekend

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Press Release:

Florida Supercon is the LARGEST Comic Con in Miami. Supercon takes place JULY 1-4, 2016 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER and FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT THE JACKIE GLEASON THEATER!

Find the best in Comic Books, Media Guests, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture in South Florida. Florida Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

Some of the highlights for Florida Supercon 2016 include:

  • Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration: William Shatner “Captain Kirk”, Walter Koenig “Pavel Chekov”, Michael Dorn “Worf”, Denise Crosby “Tasha Yar”, Robert Picardo “The Doctor”, René Auberjonois “Odo”, Robert Duncan McNeill “Tom Paris”,  David Warner “Chancellor Gorkon & St. John Talbot”, Chase Masterson “Leeta the Bajoran”, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture Cinematographer Bruce Logan.
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow star: Casper Crump “Vandal Savage”.
  • FOX’S Gotham star: Ben McKenzie “Jim Gordon”.
  • Doctor Who star: Alex Kingston “River Song.”
  • The Walking Dead Cast Members: Michael Cudlitz “Abraham Ford”, and Denise Crosby “Mary”.
  • Star Wars Cast Members: Jeremy Bulloch “Boba Fett”, Tim Rose “Admiral Ackbar”, Jessica Henwick “Jessika Pava”, Chris Parsons “4-Lom”, and Star Wars: A New Hope special effects co-ordinator Bruce Logan.
  • First Time Ever TRON ReunionBruce Boxleitner “TRON”, David Warner “Sark”, Cindy Morgan “Yori”, and TRON Cinematographer Bruce Logan.
  • Game of Thrones cast members: Natalia Tena “Osha” and Jessica Henwick “Nymeria Sand”.
  • Harry Potter stars: Natalia Tena “Tonks”, and Devon Murray “Seamus Finnigan”.
  • Sesame Street cast members: Emilio Delgado “Luis” and Bob McGrath “Bob Johnson”.
  • Steven Universe stars: Zach Callison “Steven”, Michaela Dietz “Amethyst”, and Grace Rolek “Connie”.
  • Wrestling Superstars: Mick Foley, Diamond Dallas Page, Mickie James, The Godfather, Road Warrior Animal, and Demolition.
  • Pokémon 20th Anniversary Celebration: Veronica Taylor “Ash Ketchum”, Michael Liscio Jr. “Clemont and Inkay”, Tara Sands “Bulbasaur, Richie, Sammy, Oddish and Jasmine”, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld “Bonnie, Nurse Joy, Jasmine and Audino”, and Haven Paschall “Serena, Concordia, and Ellie”.
  • Anime Stars: Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School Host Club), Caitlin Glass (Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Ouran High School), Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo), Trina Nishimura (Attack on Titan, Witchblade, Claymore), and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Ghost In The Shell, Sailor Moon).
  • Animation Stars: Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck), Larry Kenney (Thundercats, Count Chocula), Charles Martinet (Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi for Nintendo), Steve Blum (Transformers: Prime, Wolverine and the X-Men, Legend of Korra), and Andy Sipes (Triptank, Code Monkeys, and Archer).
  • Dozens of Comic Book Artists and Writers: Keith Giffen, Greg Capullo, Fabian Nicieza, Joe Keatinge, Leila del Duca, Neal Adams, José Luis Garcia-Lopez, Jorge Molina, Ramón Pérez, Jill Thompson, Colleen Doran, Scott Kolins, Allen Bellman, Scott Hepburn, Trevor Von Eeden, Elliot S! Maggin, Brad Walker, Khary Randolph, John Beatty, Shawn Crystal, Brent Schoonover, Cory Smith, Tony Bedard, Mateus Santolouco, Tony Bedard, Jose Delbo, Greg Horn, Andy Kuhn, and many more!
  • Power Ranger Cast Members: Austin St. John, Christopher Khayman Lee, Steve Cardenas, and Dan Southworth.
  • More celebrities including: Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Children’s Hospital, The Waterboy), Kel Mitchell (Kenan & Kel, Good Burger, Mystery Men), Lisa Corrao (Every Witch Way), and many more to be announced!
  • Multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!
  • Over 500,000 square feet of convention space featuring 700 booths and tables with vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers, and exhibits. 3 stages of entertainment, video games, plus a dozen rooms for panels, tabletop gaming and screenings.

Click here to get tickets.

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THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER & FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT THE JACKIE GLEASON THEATER
1901 Convention Center Dr. • Miami Beach, FL 33139 • 305.673.7311
SUPERCON PHONE: 954.399.1330 info@superconventions.com

Akron Comicon (November 2014)

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Convention Name
AKRON COMICON
Convention Website Address
http://www.akroncomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2014
About This Convention
Akron Comicon is an annual event established to celebrate newspaper comics and comic-books as an original American art form and promote comics as a viable entertainment medium by bringing creators, dealers, and fans together for a day of fun and interaction designed for the entire family.

Akron Comicon is a two day event scheduled to take place at the University of Akron’s Quaker Station on Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9, 2014 at 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 from 10am to 6pm and 11am to 5pm respectively.

Tickets to the event are $10 for a single day or $15 for the weekend and are available at www.akroncomicon.com until Friday, October 31st at midnight. All presale ticket holders will receive a free Akron Comicon exclusive poster available the day of the show. All children age 13 and under are free.

Venue Name and Address
University of Akron’s Quaker Station
135 S. Broadway Street
Akron, OH 44325
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
88
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
The distinguished group includes: Dave Aikins, Darryl Banks, Mike W. Barr, Tom Batiuk, Allen Bellman, Andy Bennett, Craig Boldman, George Broderick Jr., Gerry Conway, Jose Delbo, Mike Gustovich, Tony Isabella, Dirk Manning, Graham Nolan, Brad Ricca, Joe Rubenstein, Tom Scioli, Chris Sprouse, Joe Staton, Paul Storrie, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, and Thom Zahler.

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Allen Bellman and Robert Pope Returning to Grand Rapids Comic-Con in 2014

February 10, 2014 by  
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Allen Bellman, Robert Pope Returns To Grand Rapids Comic-Con

 The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is pleased to announce that comic book guests Allen Bellman and Robert Pope have both agreed to return to the annual comic book and popular arts event which will be held at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 21-23.

Allen Bellman is a Golden Age comic artist who drew the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as The  Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub  Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more.  Bellman  also contributed to pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for  Atlas.

Robert Pope is the DC Comics go-to guy for Cartoon Network characters. Robert is a penciller on  Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Batman The Brave and The Bold and many others.  Robert is also freelancing for the Peanuts franchise for Boom Comics as well as the Power Puff Girls for IDW.

“Allen and Robert were popular guests last October,” said owner and co-event coordinator Mark Hodges, “and bringing both of them back is a service to the 3500 people who were not able to get into the show last time. It is a pleasure and a privilege to have both of them back at the comic-con.”

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on November 21-23, 2014, at the DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, please visit the website www.grcomiccon.com.

Ultracon of South Florida (February 2014)

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Convention Name
Ultracon of South Florida
Convention Website Address
http://www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/22/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/23/2014
About This Convention
Ultra Con Of South Florida The Original Is Back Fort Lauderdale Own Hot Anime,Manga Toys,Comic Books ,Sports Cards,Star Wars,Transformer Cosplay Convention

Sheraton Suites Ft. Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 NW 62nd street Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33309
From I-95 South to North exit on 33-b west
From I-95 North to South Exit Cypress Creek Going West

Parking Is Free,Free Parking ,Free Parking.

February 22 & 23 2014

10am Until 5pm Saturday & Sunday 10am Until 5PM

Adults $10, Kids Under The Age of Under 5 Free.

Cosplay Contest Saturday 4:30pm & Sunday 3:00pm

Visit www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Special Guest Gaming Superstar Voice/Actor D.C. DOUGLAS

Special Guest Legendary Comic Book Artist Allen Bellman (Creator of Captain America)

Special Guest Legendary Comic Book Artist Jose Delbo (Transformers)(Wonder Woman) (Superman &Batman)

Special Guest From The UFC Fighter Mike The Wolverine Rio Will Be Signing Autograph And Taking Pictures With All His Fans…

Special Guest From UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage Will Be At Ultra Con Signing Autograph & Taking Pictures With All His Fans.

Special Guest Creature Entertainment Comics Will Have There Team Artist & Writers At Ultra Con.

Special Guest Walking Dead Super Aritist Steve Lydic Will Be At Ultra Con..

Will Feature Comic Book Alley For Local Comic Book Artist Displaying & Selling There Art Work….

Special Guest Bronies Of South Florida Featuring There Work Of Art…

Special Guest -Movie Produces Tom Stedham “Producer of Deadly Premonition”

Special Guest -Dark Force Global Comics Independent Comic Book Company.

Magic the Gathering Tournament !!!
(Standard Tournament)

Will Also have Group Panels / Gaming Room !!!!

Ultra Con Will Feature Collectors And Dealers From All Over The State Of Florida Selling There Collectible Anime Collectibles, Vintage & Modern Toys,This Convention Will Have Hot Wheels, Old Vintage Sports Cards, Avengers , Star Trek, Comic Books , Vintage Gi Joe, 3 3/4 Gi Joes & Hundreds Of 3 3/4 Gi Joe Vehicles & Figures, Vintage Gi Joe’s From The 1960’s & 1970’s, United Kingdom Action Man From The 1960’s& 1970’s, Star Wars Old & New ,Monsters Old & New , Godzilla,Transformers, Dragonball Z, Power Rangers, Marvel Legends, Marvel Universe,Toy Biz, DC Action Figures Action Figures.

Ultra Con Of South Florida February 22nd & 23nd 2014 Two Day Convention.

Sheraton Suites Ft. Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 NW 62nd street Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33309
From I-95 South to North exit on 33-b west
From I-95 North to South Exit Cypress Creek Going West
Parking Is Free. Show Time Saturday & Sunday 9:00am Am Until 5:00 Pm For Vendor Info Please Call 786-285-3738 Irving Or 786-258-9508
Free Parking……

Venue Name and Address
Sheraton Suites Street Cypress Creek Fort Lauderdale
555 Nw 62 street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Gaming Superstar Voice/Actor D.C. DOUGLAS, Legendary Comic Book Artist Allen Bellman (Creator of Captain America,Sub-Mariner,Human Torch) Legendary Comic Book Artist Jose Delbo (Transformers)(Wonder Woman) (Superman &Batman) Creature Entertainment Comics Will Have There Team Artist & Writers,Dark Force Global Comics Independent Comic Book Company,Meanballz In The House With Joey Diaz And His Team,UFC Fighter Mike Wolverine Rio,UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage,UFC Fighter Din Thomas ,Arcade Odyssey,The Walking Dead Sketch Card Artist Steven Lydic,Super Artist Adelso Corona,Philip McCall Book Author & Writer ,V.B Kennedy -Author Of Pleasent Journey & Future TenseJeff Carroll Sci-Fi Writer & Author,Super Artist Jose U Varese,SUper Artist Juan Navarro, Raptor Of The Round Table,Paranormal Cross Roads Investigations,

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Grand Rapids Comic-Con’s Inaugural Event Happening October 2013

August 6, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Grand Rapids Comic-Con’s Inaugural Event To Be Held On October 12

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con, a comic book and popular arts convention and trade show, will hold its inaugural event on Saturday, October 12.

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will feature nationally known comic book illustrators as well as a giant vending room, an Artist Alley with over 20 independent artists, an anime room, an electronics gaming room operated by Nintendo, a card and board gaming room, a world-class art show featuring some of the biggest names in comics, a film festival sponsored by the Compass College of Cinematic Arts, panels, seminars, and a lot more.

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Allen Bellman

National comic book guests include Allen Bellman, a Golden Age artist who drew Captain America during World War II; Robert Pope, the current head artist for DC Comics for the Cartoon Network titles as well as Scooby-Doo and Peanuts; and Dan Monroe, children’s book illustrator of Dennis The Wild Bull written by NBA star Dennis Rodman.

“This is our first year doing the Grand Rapids Comic-Con, and we are expecting a lot of growth in the event,” says co-event coordinator Mark Hodges. “When done right, these events have tremendous growth potential and we are hoping that the Grand Rapids Comic-Con will become one of the marquee events on the West Michigan calendar for years to come.”

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Robert Pope

“I feel blessed to be a part of this event,” said co-event coordinator Jennifer Hodges.

The inaugural Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 10 am to 6 pm at the HSB Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW in Wyoming, Michigan. Tickets are $5 and are only available at the door.

Early bird tickets are available at the door at 9 am for $10 with half of the proceeds going to Kitchen Sage, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding inner city Grand Rapids school children and to teach culinary awareness. “We wanted to contribute to the West Michigan area,” said Mark. “We wanted to represent a charitable organization that gave specifically to Grand Rapids and would be a partner in our efforts as well. Kitchen Sage and Chef Tommy FitzGerald fits the bill perfectly.”

“I am so happy that we chose Kitchen Sage and Chef Tommy,” said Jennifer. “He has been wonderful to collaborate with.”

For more information visit www.grcomiccon.com or www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon.

Lexington Comic and Toy Convention (March 2014)

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Convention Name
Lexington Comic & Toy Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.lexingtoncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/14/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/16/2014
About This Convention
Geekin’ it up in Lexington again on March 14th – 16th, 2014!

Nearly 10,000 completely awesome attendees partied with us in 2013 – We hope you will join the crowd in 2014!
Comics – Toys – Magazines – Gaming – Horror – Anime – Movies – Art – Music – and More!!

Tickets go on sale October 15th! Booth space is on sale now!!

Venue Name and Address
Lexington Convention Center – Heritage Hall
430 West Vine ST
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
15000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols, Jim Steranko, Bob McLeod, Allen Bellman, Marina Sirtis, Melissa McBride, Doug Sneyd, Jason David Frank, Lindsay Wagner, David Yost, MANY MORE

FL – Golden Age Creator Signs

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Past Present Future Comics celebrates their grand re-opening with  a special Saturday appearance by comic book legend Allen Bellman!

Allen Bellman is best known as one of the artists on Captain America in the 1930s. He has done drawn such titles as All-Winners Squad, Sub-Mariner, and Young Allies. Mr. Bellman will be in store starting at noon on Saturday March 9th! Come by and say hello and enjoy our back issue sales, free comics, and the costume contest!

RSVP on Facebook!

Past Present Future Comics
4952 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

Golden Age Artist Allen Bellman to Appear at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2013

February 7, 2013 by  
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Golden Age Artist Allen Bellman to Appear at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con

We are pleased to announce that Golden Age animator Allen Bellman will be a guest at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on October 12.

Allen is best known for his background artwork during the Golden Age of comic books, particularly around World War II. Allen eventually became a staff artist at Timely Comics (later renamed Marvel) during the Golden Age of comics. While still a teenager, Allen did the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more. Allen also contributed to pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for Atlas Comics.

He won the Inkpot Award for lifetime achievements at the 2007 Comic-Con show in San Diego, California, as well as the Shel Dorf Award at Detroit Fanfare in 2012.

Allen will be giving a seminar at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con while working in the comics industry during World War II as well as working with Stan Lee at Marvel in the early days.

“Allen is one of the very few Golden Age comic artists left, and it is a pleasure to have him as a guest at the show,” said event coordinator Mark Hodges. “I feel that his seminar at the show will be one of the ‘must attend’ events at the show, plus meeting these guys who were there in the beginning are getting harder and harder as time passes. We welcome the opportunity to bring Allen into the show to give the fans an opportunity to meet a literal living legend in the field.”

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 12, 2013, at the Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW, in Wyoming, Michigan. The show will feature appearances from several nationally known comic book artists as well as seminars, programming for families, and lots of fun. Tickets for the show will be $5 at the door only. For more information please go to www.grcomcicon.com or www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon.

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