Upcoming Garden State Comic Fest Doubles In Size for July 2015

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Press Release:

UPCOMING GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST DOUBLES IN SIZE TO FEATURE COMIC NOTABLES

Featuring many top flight comic creators, vendors and cosplayers like Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars, Magic the Gathering), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman) Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man, Superman), Ethan Van Sciver (The Flash, New X-Men), and Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Justice Society of America) and writers like Larry Hama (GI Joe, Wolverine) and Erica Schultz (Revenge, M3). The Garden State Comic Fest will be holding what promises to be New Jersey’s best Summer comic book convention from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, July 26th at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey.

“We also have some of the top comic book dealers in the world like Metropolis Collectibles, owners of the $3.2 Million first appearance of Superman comic book, and Dave’s American Comics, as well as Jersey stores like Zapp! Comics, Fat Moose and East Side Mags,” said promoter and founder Dave O’Hare.

“At its heart the GS Comic Fest is going to be a good old fashioned comic book convention that’s fun, fan friendly and affordable. We will have new and rare comics, art, toys and other collectibles,” O’Hare said.

“We decided to move locations to the Mennen Sports Arena, increasing our size to almost 25,000 square feet and over 200 tables and booths,” said Sal Zurzolo, O’Hare’s co-owner/promoter. “That along with the switch from one to two days allows us to bring in more A-plus exhibitors.”

“At The Garden State Comic Fest you can diversify your portfolio by investing in valuable collectibles,” O’Hare noted. “Wannabe artists can get advice from our published professionals. Individuals can sell their comics, get lucky and win a door prize or enter and win over a thousand dollars in prizes in the costume contest, art contest, and trivia contests.”

Also featured will be nationally renowned cosplayers (costume players), coming from around the country like BelleChere and Mikomi Chan, plus local favorites like Ruby Rinekso and Brea Biaa.

With free parking for attendees the two-day Garden State Comic Fest will take place from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, July 26th at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey. Single admission tickets range from $13-$65.  Tickets are available on-line and will be available at the door. For more information, log onto: www.gardenstatecomicfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/Gardenstatecomicfest.

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival (November 2015)

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Convention Name
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
Convention Website Address
http://vegasvalleycomicbookfestival.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/07/2015
About This Convention
The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival in a free, one-day event celebrating the illustrated word that takes place annually on the first Saturday in November. The Comic Book Festival features publishers, vendors, film screenings, panels, special guests and much, much more. This year it takes place on Saturday, November 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inside and around the Clark County Library. Join us for the longest running comic book/geek culture event in Southern Nevada!
Venue Name and Address
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
3,700
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages), Russell Lissau (Old Wounds), Dan Schkade (San Hannibal), Amy Chu (Vertigo Quarterly CMYK), Rachel Edidin & Miles Stokes (Rachel & Miles X-plain the X-Men), Spencer Brinkerhoff (Studios B3), Ben Saunders (University of Oregon), Chris Staros (Top Shelf Productions), Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios), The Doubleclicks, Molly Lewis

NYC – Abby Denson/Tim Fish Signing

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Abby Denson and Tim Fish appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday March 18, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! *Just added: Amy Chu and Ben McCool*

Press Release:

JHU is proud to present a great signing event with the awesome talents that are Abby Denson and Tim Fish!

Lulu Award-winner Abby Denson has scripted for The Amazing Spider-Man, The Powerpuff Girls, and other comics. Her graphic novel Dolltopia won a Bronze International Manga Award and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Her popular blog The City Sweet Tooth is an online tour of New York’s best bakeries, pastry shops, and cafes, and now she has set her sights on Japan with “Cool Japan Guide!”

Tim Fish (X-Men: Nation X, Cavalcade of Boys, Something Fishy This Way Comes) brings his talents to the Vertigo anthology that resurrects the classic DC Comics tales of weird, horrific, funny and sexy sports stories for the modern age! He has produced material for Poison Press, Edge Boston, Popimage, H&O Éditions, and Marvel Comics. Tim’s work includes the critically acclaimed romance series Cavalcade of Boys, the graphic novel Strugglers, and the mini-comics anthology Something Fishy This Way Comes.

You don’t want to miss meeting these great creators at our fantastic signing!

*Purchase of Strange Sports Stories #1 or Cool Japan Guide required to participate in signing event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

IN – Sensation Comics Signing

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Amy Chu, writer of Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, Girls Night Out, VIP Room, Vertigo Quarterly, and more, signs at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday February 28, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm!

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Aw Yeah Comics
111 E. Adams Street, Muncie, IN 47305
765-282-5297

MA – Shattered & Secret Identities Creators Signing

secxretID Comic creators Amy Chu, Jeff Yang, Georgia Lee, and Tak Toyoshima appear at Million Year Picnic to sign the anthologies Secret Identities and Shattered on Saturday October 25th at 6:00 PM! RSVP on Facebook! Million Year Picnic 99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 492-6763

NYC – CBLDF Annual 2014 Signing

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JHU Comic Books hosts a great signing for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 2014 Annual and Yi Soon Shin, featuring seven amazing writers and artists on Wednesday, October 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! 

Derek Charm (artist, Powerpuff Girls, Super Secret Crisis War)

Amy Chu (writer, DC Comics/Vertigo/Sensation Comics, Girls Night Out)

Ryan and Luke Dunlavey (Action Philosophers, G.I. Joe)

Robin Furth (writer/illustrator, Dark Tower and more)

Onrie Kompan (Yi SOON SHIN)

Janet K. Lee (artist Return of the Dapper Men, Lost Vegas)

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

MA – Girls Night Out Signing

 

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Writer Amy Chu and local artist Ming Doyle sign at Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square on Saturday, June 7th from 4:00 till 6:00 pm!

MYP will have some of their books on hand, but if you’ve got previously purchased books, bring them in!

Both Amy & Ming have stories in Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology AND Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology edited by Jeff Yang

Amy Chu’s publications:
– “So Blue” in the CMYK Anthology Vertigo/DC Comics
– Girls Night Out and Other Stories anthology
– Girls Night Out: Tales of New York anthology
– The VIP Room with Anderson Cabral
– A Visit to the Museum of Chinese in America with Louie Chin
– Scam Fairy Tales with C.P. Wilson III

Ming Doyle’s publications:

-Quantum & Woody by James Asmus
-Mara by Brian Wood
-Guardians of the Galaxy by Brian Bendis
– Comic Book Tattoo (Anthology)
– Fantastic Four #600 by Jonathan Hickman
– Womanthology: Heroic (Anthology)
– Tantalize: Kieren’s Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith
– Girl Comics (Women of Marvel) by Trina Robbins
– How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution by Kyle Kurpinski
– Jennifer’s Body by Rick Spears
– Outlaw Territory vol 01 TP by Michael Woods

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Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-6763

NYC – Scam Signing

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Joe Mulvey, Amy Chu, Ben McCool, Rich Douek, and Deron Bennett sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 28th at 6:00 pm!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing

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James Tynion IV, Amy Chu, Alitha Martinez, Tom Chu, Marguerite Bennett, Morgan O. Shay, and Larry Hama appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm!

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – JHU Anniversary Signing

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Amy Chu, James Tynion IV, Larry Hama, Robert Rodi, Tom Chu, and Alitha Martinez (Batgirl, WWE Superstars) appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, April 30th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm to celebrate the launches of both Vertigo Quarterly and Girls Night Out: The Way Love Goes.

PURE INSANITY, MAYHEM AND ABSOLUTE FUN! Oh, and probably some cake, as it is also the first birthday of JHU Comic Books!

Purchase of Vertigo Quarterly: CYAN #1 required to participate in signing/event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

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