Sunday is Kids Day at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2013

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Sunday, June 2, Is Kids Day At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2

Balloon Art, Arts & Crafts, ‘Creepy Crawler Bugs,’ Green Ranger Power Hour, Baseball Book Event,’Kid-Friendly’ Booths, Passport Program, Costume Contest Lead Special Children’s Programming; Kids Under 10 Free With Paid Adult

Kids DayNEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2013 – Move over, mom and dad!  Sunday, June 2, is Kids Day at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, with an array of programming, kid-friendly celebrities, creators and exhibitors designed especially for children, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  From the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest to the positively “icky” Creepy Crawler Bug Display, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities all day long.  Kids 10 and under are free all weekend with a paid adult (two children admitted per paid adult).

As kids arrive on Sunday, they will receive an official “Wizard World Kids Day Passport” and sheet detailing all of the places they can visit to have the passport stamped.  Those include artists like Terry Huddleston and Sara Richard, fan groups like the New York Jedi and Delaware Valley LEGO Users Group, exhibitors like 3 Girls Creations and J&J Collectibles, and celebrities like “The Green Power Ranger” Jason David Frank.  Awesome!

Some of the highlights of the day include:

  • Balloon Art, Arts & Crafts and “Creepy Crawler Bug Display” hosted by the Rutgers Univ. Department of Entomology all day at Wizard World Kids Booth #3000
  • Junior Saber Training at the Cosplay Stage.  Show off those moves! (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.)
  • Author Jon Lindenblatt and artist Brian Kong discuss Trolley Dodgers, Pinstriped Yankees, and Wearing Red Sox: How MLB Teams Got Their Names, a children’s baseball book, with artwork to color (11 a.m.)
  • Doodle! Scribble! Draw! A fun drawing game combining Jeopardy!, Pictionary and “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The challenge is on. (1 p.m.)
  • Kick it at the Green Ranger Power Hour with Frank – a special hour-long karate class (2 p.m.)
  • Kids Costume Contest (3 p.m.), hosted by Wizard World’s own superhero, “The Defuser” Jarrett Crippen

“Torchwood” and Zero Dark Thirty star John Barrowman, “Serenity” and Firefly standouts Summer Glau and Gina Torres, Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee and WWE® SuperstarsJohn Cena® and Daniel Bryan® are at the top of a standout roster of celebrity guests scheduled to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2.  It is the third in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 31, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

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May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
June 28-30 – Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
January 24-26, 2014 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
April 4-6, 2014 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Celebrates 50 Years of Mars Attacks in October 2012

Philly Non-Sports Card Show

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Ack Ack, The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Returns!

We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Mars Attacks

Harrisburg, PA – October 1, 2012 – The 57th Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA (1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103). The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the premier event for non-sport and entertainment card collectors and has been running continuously since the 1980s.

To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Mars Attacks, a seminal trading card series, and the recent release of Topps’ Mars Attacks Heritage trading cards, the show will have a Mars Attacks theme. Show goers will be treated to an exclusive Topps Mars Attacks promotional card, several Mars Attacks inspired self-produced Philly Show cards, Mars Attacks prizes, and more. Collectors are encouraged to wear their best alien gear.

As always, collectors will find dealers selling a diverse array of trading cards depicting everything from Garbage Pail Kids to The Walking Dead. Many trading card manufacturers will be exhibiting including Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Monsterwax, Non-Sport Update, Rittenhouse Archives, shopTopps, SideKick, Topps, and others

Several artists will also be exhibiting, most of whom have worked on Mars Attacks cards in the past. Those artists include: Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, and Sara Richard.

A special gathering for NSU Card Talk forum members and guests will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, the show’s host hotel (advance registration is required). In keeping with the Mars Attacks theme, Topps’ Licensing Manager will speak about where the license is heading.

Admission to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just $6 daily. A two-day pass may be purchased for $10. Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.

Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: phillynon-sportscardshow.com

Philly Non-Sports Card Show (October 2012)

September 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Convention Profiles, Pennsylvania

Philly Non-Sports Card Show

Convention Name
Philly Non-Sports Card Show
Convention Website Address
http://phillynon-sportscardshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/20/2012
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/21/2012
About This Convention
The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the largest show for collectors of non-sport and entertainment trading cards. Our dealers sells vintage and new non-sport cards. Each show features artists, card manufacturers, and free card give-aways.
Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square Mall
12 Vultee Street
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Guests
Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, Sara Richard

Non-Sport Update Magazine Introduces the Pop Art Con in June 2012

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Introducing….Pop Art Con

New Artists’ Show featuring Incredible Trading Card and Comic Book Artists Line-Up

Pop Art ConHarrisburg, PA – May 17, 2012 – The first ever “Pop Art Con” will take place Sunday June 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Ft. Washington (530 West Pennsylvania Ave., Ft. Washington, PA 19034). Pop Art Con is a brand new artists’ show run by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show, a collectors’ show that has been run continuously since the 1980s and is currently run twice per year in Allentown, PA.

Pop Art Con will feature the best in trading card and comic book creators. The artist line-up includes: Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay, and The Sucklord. At the show, collectors will be able to meet the artists and commission them, as well as purchase sketch cards, prints, sketchbooks, artists returns and proofs, and more. Many of the artists will be selling exclusive items to the show and giving away original art. A John Carter of Mars card featuring art by master artist Joe Jusko will be available from Non-Sport Update at a special show-reduced introductory price.

The show is sponsored by Cryptozoic Entertainment, Versicolor Productions, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Cryptozoic will be doing on-site portfolio reviews and actively looking for new artists for their various trading card lines. The company will also sponsor a special dinner on Saturday night that is free to collectors with paid admission to the show (details at http://bit.ly/IIOgJX). Many free promotional cards will also be available (while supplies last) such as Tarzan 100th anniversary (from Cryptozoic Entertainment), Deadworld (Breygent Marketing), Blood and Glory (Asylum Studios), and Bettie Page Private Collection Box 2 (Versicolor Productions).

Admission to Pop Art Con is just $8. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: popartcon.com.

Pop Art Con (June 2012)

Pop Art Con

Convention Name
Pop Art Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.popartcon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/10/2012
About This Convention
Pop Art Con features your favorite trading card and comic book artists. At Pop Art Con, we’ll all about the artist! Collectors can meet the artist, commission them, and purchase sketch cards, artists returns and proofs, sketchbooks, prints, and more. We’ll also have several dealers on-hand to purchase non-sport and entertainment trading cards from as well as trading card manufacturers like Cryptozoic Entertainment, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Are you an aspiring artist? Bring your portfolio and have it reviewed by Cryptozoic Entertainment’s art director. This brand new show is promoted by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show.
Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Ft. Washington/Philadelphia
530 West Pennsylvania Ave
Ft. Washington, PA 19034
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
35
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
Guests
Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay

Pop Art Con

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention Reveals Free Green Hornet Card

February 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

BALTIMORE NON-SPORTS CARD CONVENTION REVEALS FREE LIMITED EDITION GREEN HORNET CARD

King Of The Sketch Brian Kong Confirms Appearance At March 21 2010 Non-Sports Card Show

HERSHEY, PA – USA Theatres, organizers of the up-coming Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention, recently revealed a limited edition Green Hornet promo card, designed exclusively for the convention, in conjunction with Martin Grams’ and Terry Salomonsons’ up-coming Green Hornet book due for publication March 2010.

The card will be issued with each paid admission, while supplies last (only 1,000 will be printed).

The convention will feature numerous tables of exhibitors from the non-sports hobby, including artists, authors, manufacturers, publishers, and dealers.

Newly added guests appearing at the convention include Brian Kong (a full-time Sketch Card Artist, who has created over 10,000 original sketch cards from some of the most prolific properties including: MLB, X-Men, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Heroes, NBA, Dexter, Marvel Masterpieces, Iron Man Movie, Lord of the Rings, Spiderman 3, Star Trek, Marilyn Monroe, Wizard of Oz, The Complete Avengers, DC: Legacy, and Frankenstein) and Manny Mederos (Cartoonist/Illustrator and Sketch Card Artist, whose recent projects include sketch card sets such as Voltron, Defender of the Universe, Moonstone Comics Maximum, 5finite’s Zombies VS Cheerleaders, and the Archie Comics/March of Dimes sketch card series).

“It is a great honor to host such extraordinary talent,” said Ronald M. Vastola, Outreach Coordinator of USA Theatres.

Other highlights of the convention will include a unique exhibition by Geppi’s Entertainment Museum and trading card manufacturer Rittenhouse Archives.

The convention is set to debut’ on March 21, 2010, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Towson Place Hotel & Suites (Formerly the Holiday Inn Baltimore-Towson), 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, Maryland.

Admission into the event is $5 for adults, and free admission for children under 12.

For a complete line-up of guests appearing at the convention, visit www.usatheatres.com/conventions.html

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention (March 2010)

MARCH 21, 2010, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention

Towson Place Hotel & Suites
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Formerly the Holiday Inn Baltimore-Towson)
1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, Maryland
Click here for map and directions.
Free parking!

Featuring 40+ tables of exhibitors. Buy, sell, and trade.

Door prizes. Free promos from card manufacturers. Free sample copy of The Wrapper magazine.

Free limited edition “Great Defender” Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention promo card with each paid admission, while supplies last! Only 1000 will be printed, so one per person, please.
Courtesy Custom-TradingCards.com by Creative Instinct.

Special Guests appearing include:

Jeff Zapata – Jeff Zapata is currently art director at Topps. His credits include Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, and Lord of the Rings as well as editing several sets of Topps card sets from licensed properties including Marvel Legends, Simpsons, Pokeman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and many more.

Mark Pingitore – Mark Pingitore is a full-time artist in the animation business who did concept work for the Garbage Pal Kids card series and also Hollywood Zombies.

Jim Kyle – Jim Kyle is a professional illustrator now working in the non sport field.  Kyle has done work for all of the major non sport companies including Topps, Rittenhouse, Breygent, Marvel, DC, and Lucasfilm. His web site is www.jimkyle.net.

Joseph Havlock – Joseph (Joey) Havlock is a contemporary artist that combines state of the art technology with state of the art human dynamics.  His featured works can be seen on www.havlock.com.Havlock is one of the curators of The Trading Card Museum.

Rhonda Havlock – Rhonda Havlock has been creating artwork for the past 10 years, from painting with oils and water-colors to working with pen, ink, and colored pencil in addition to several other forms of non-traditional media.  Havlock currently has several projects that she’s working on, including Deco Max, Cocktails, Portraits, Marilyn Monroe, Abstract Geometry series, and more.  Some of her featured works can be seen on www.RhondaHavlock.com.  Ms. Havlock is one of the curators of The Trading Card Museum.

Sir Shadow – Sir Shadow is a unique 21st century artist whose style is both exciting and fascinating in its content.  Shadow’s work is internationally acclaimed and universally appreciated.  You may view some of Sir Shadow’s artwork on his website, www.SirShadow.com.

Ted Dastick Jr. - Ted Dastick Jr. is a professional sketch card artist who has worked on a variety of cards and sets including licensed properties such as Clone Wars Season I, Star Wars Galaxy, Indiana Jones, Marvel Masterpieces, Archie, and Legends & Lore.  Some of Dastick’s featured works can be seen on www.tdastick.deviantart.com.

Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson -  Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson are the authors of the up-coming GREEN HORNET book due for publication January 2010.  Martin’s TWILIGHT ZONE book recently won the Rondo Award for “Best Book of the Year.”  For more details on the upcoming GREEN HORNET book, visit www.OldTimeRadioTapes.homestead.com/home.html

Steven Miller – Steven Miller is a professional artist who has caused quite a splash in the non-sport trading card industry.  Since his first published piece hit the George Perez Newsletter, his work has graced the cover of Non-Sport Update, followed by original sketch cards for Rittenhouse Archives’ Art and Images of Xena: Warrior Princess, Art and Images of Star Trek The Original Series, X-Men 3: The Last Stand, and The Complete Avengers.  Miller’s work can also be seen on Artbox’s Frankenstein release and Topps Lord of the Rings Masterpieces series.  These high profile trading card series have landed Miller’s work on the desks at companies like Universal Studios, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros.  To find out about Miller’s next projects, visit www.Miller777Art.com.

U.S.S. William Penn – The U.S.S. William Penn is a newly-forming chapter of Starfleet, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.  It serves the Pennsylvania Capital area with members currently from Dillsburg, Elizabethtown, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Leola, and Manheim.  Membership is, however, open to all interested sci-fi fans.  Although Star Trek will be the primary area of interest of the group, other science fiction TV shows and movies will be discussed and watched at meetings.  For more information, visit them online at www.usswilliampenn.com.

Brian Kong - Brian Kong has worked professionally in comics and advertising industries for over 12 years.  Kong first started at Marvel comics penciling a pin-up for Fantastic Four unlimited.  He has been working on sketch cards for the past three years on almost every major property including Star Wars, LOTR and MLB (to name a few).  You can also see sketch cards by Brian in the new X-MEN archives and Justice League card sets from Rittenhouse.  To view samples of Brian’s work, visit his website, www.BrianKong.com.  Brian’s appearance is currently “Tentative”.

More to be announced!

Manufacturers/Publishers appearing include:

Non-Sport Update magazine – Non-Sport Update magazine is a bi-monthly magazine (since 1990) for the discriminating collector of non-sport cards.  For more information, visit their site at www.NonSportUpdate.com.

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city’s famed Inner Harbor. The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts from the late 1700s to the present day, including comics, toys, dolls, games, trading cards, and memorabilia of every conceivable category. The museum is owned by Stephen A. Geppi, President and CEO of Diamond Comics Distributors. Don’t forget to check out their museum after the convention!  For more information, visit www.geppismuseum.com

Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. - Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. specializes in science fiction and fantasy based collectables, including trading cards, audio cards, limited edition prints, bobble head figures, cereal and more.  Rittenhouse currently boasts more than a dozen licenses, including the entirety of Star Trek, James Bond, Marvel, DC Comics, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Conan, Battlestar Galactica (both classic and current), WNBA, and PBA.  Rittenhouse will be handing out free samples and promotional items for this event.  Rittenhouse’s website address is www.scifihobby.com.

The Trading Card Museum is a website built by and for trading card collectors, artists, dealers, producers and enthusiasts. The museum will be producing and providing giveaway Promo Cards designed exclusively for this event. Visit the site at www.thetradingcardmuseum.com.

More to be announced!

Dealers

Robert Winter – Robert Winter is a well-renowned dealer in the trading card world that specializes in vintage high grade 1950-1960s.

Alan Miley – Alan Miley is a quality dealer that specializes in a wide array of non-sport cards including tobacco cards, coffee cards, candy and gum cards, and more!

Chick’s Collectibles - Chick’s Collectibles has been doing the Philly show for over 10 years.  Based in Baltimore, Maryland and operated by Harry “Chick” Veditz, Chick’s Collectibles specializes in promo cards and flats, singles from sets (50′s-00′s), food sets, insert cards, unusual sets, and related products.

Rick’s Cards – Rick’s Cards is conveniently located in Stephenson, VA. Rick carries loads of non-sport cards, from The X-Files to Catwoman, to The Osbournes and Looney Tunes (to name a few). Rick also carries vintage cards and gaming cards. Rick currently promotes several Card and Coin Shows each year.

Mikz Cardz – Mikz Cardz is operated by owner Mike Surratt.  Mike will be bringing regular base set singles (something you rarely see at shows anymore) plus great deals on numerous card sets.  Besides from being a card dealer, Mike is an extreme card collector as he considers himself a “cardaholic”. To view Mik’z “Trading Card Needs” and his “Personal Collection”,  visit his “Little Home On The Web!”, www.MikeSurratt.com/main-new.htm.

Anna Marie and Mike Ruggeri – Anna Marie and Mike Ruggeri own and operate P.K. Comics & Cards, a New Jersey based company that specializes in vintage non-sports from the 1930′s to the early 1970′s.  A great seller and buyer of vintage and new comic books and non-sports cards and other collectibles.

More to be announced!

Admission: $5 for adults, free admission for children under 12.

Want to exhibit? For more information, call 717-542-0567 or email NonSportsCard@yahoo.com.

The Ultimate Collectibles Show in Pennsylvania

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We have a great convention Oct 3rd and 4th on Oaks Pa at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

We are planning 100 guests each day split between celebrity, comic,wrestling and Sports. There will be a total of 375 8 foot tables. 275 dealer tables and 100 autograph/guest tables.

Dealer tables are available for $150 for the weekend. Admission is $10 daily. www.mp-events.net

Early guest list-
Wrestling-Rowdy Roddy Piper, Chris “Wildcat” Harris, Rick Steiner, April Hunter, Terri Runnels, Sean Waltman (XPAC), Sharkboy, Sabu and many more.

Comic Guests-Rick Parker (Beavis and Butthead & Tales from the Crypt), Dawn Best (Sonic The Hedgehog/Archie Comics), Brian Kong (Fantasy Artist), Jim Kyle (Avengers Card Artist), Dave Hoover (Capt America) many more in the process of being confirmed.

Celebrity Guests-Ice T (Rapper/Actor), The Gorgeous Coco (actress), Erika Eleniak (Baywatch/Playboy), Ed Gale (Played Chucky in Child’s Play and Howard The Duck/1st East Coast Apperance), Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi from Seinfeld), more

Sports-Jim Bunning (Baseball Hall of famer), Garry Maddox (1980 Phillies Star/Multiple Gold Glove Winner), Brian Propp (Flyers HOF), Tim Kerr (Flyers HOF), Denny McClain (Cy Young Winner), Tommy McDonald (Eagles/HOF), Andre Collins (Penn State/Reskins Great), Blair Thomas (Penn State Great), mush more.

We are adding people weekly. Dealers please email or call for space. Any questions or to join our mailing list email me at epoppel@yahoo.com or go through the website www.mp-events.net

This will be one of the top shows of the year. Don’t miss it. Comics, Sports, Non Sports, Toys, Wrestling and Collectibles all under one roof. 5,000 free parking spaces and 53,000 Square Feet.

Comic artists, writers, creators interested in joining our event email me. Thanks.

Big Apple Con Offers Free Admission

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Mike Carbo’s Big Apple Conventions Presents
New York City’s Premiere Summer Comic Book Event:
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!!!
Offered by New York’s Longest-Running Comics Convention!
Plus! – Bring Your Comics for a FREE APPRAISAL
By the U.S.A.’s foremost expert- Mike Carbo!

WHERE:  18th Floor, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City

WHEN:  Saturday, June 13th 2009 ~ 10:30am-7pm

SPECIAL EVENT! Between 1:00 & 2:00pm ONLY – Bring your comic book collection for an instant FREE verbal APPRAISAL of current market value by Big Apple Con founder and internationally renowned comic book impresario – MIKE CARBO!

The BIG APPLE COMIC BOOK, ART, SCI-FI & TOY EXPO kicks off its newest Comic Collectibles event when it presents:

•       Over 100 top dealers & exhibitors showcasing –
•       Comics, Toys, Action Figures, Original Art, DVDs, Autographs, Trading Cards, TV, Movie, Comic Memorabilia & more!
•       Buy, Sell or Trade your Valuable Collectibles!
•       Collect Autographs and Have Your Pictures Taken With Your Favorite Television, Movie, and Comic Artist Celebrities!
•       Expand Your Personal Comic Collection and Invest in the very latest collectibles!

The Big Apple Con is the place to meet comic book legends and hot new artists!  Special guests appearing include:

•       British superstar KEVIN O’NEILL (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
•       Golden and Silver Age masters GENE COLAN (Daredevil), DICK AYERS (Fantastic Four), IRWIN HASEN (Dondi), and  JOE GIELLA (Batman)
•       Underground Comix artists JAY LYNCH (Bijou Funnies), KIM DEITCH (The Stuff of Dreams), DAN FOGEL (Cherry Poptart), MICHAEL DIANA (Boiled Angel) , and LESLIE STERNBERGH (Mad magazine),
•        Trading Card Illustrators DAVID GROSS and JAY LYNCH (Wacky Packages) and BRIAN KONG (Star Wars and Lord of the Rings)
•       DAN SLOTT (Amazing Spider-Man), BILLY TUCCI (Sgt. Rock), LARRY HAMA (GI Joe), and many more!

Headlining the Special Media Guests at this year’s Summer Special Event are:

•       YANCY BUTLER (“Witchblade”, “Law and Order”)
•       Legendary WWE wrestler THE IRON SHEIK
•       Playboy models CATHY ST. GEORGE and CHERYL BACHMAN
•       JOSE HERNANDEZ JR. (Bad Guy for Hire from HBO’s “Oz” and A & E’s “Watching the Detectives”
•       LEYLA MILANI (“Deal or No Deal”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and more!

Register by filling out on the form on our website, www.bigapplecon.com, print out the receipt, bring it with you to the convention, and come on in for free! Children under 12 years need not register to qualify for free entry, so long as a registered adult accompanies them.

There will be FREE GIVEAWAYS at the door and SPECIAL EVENTS including panels about comic books, Q&A sessions with celebrities, and MORE! Sponsored in part by FORBIDDEN PLANET New York.

DATE: Saturday June 13th, 10:30 am-7pm
PLACE: Hotel Pennsylvania, 18th Floor, 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. (Across from Madison Square Garden)
TICKETS: FREE ADMISSION! Register Online at: www.bigapplecon.com
INFORMATION: Press Contact: DAN FOGEL (510) 220-6314, bigapplecon@comcast.net
To set up an interview with MIKE CARBO, or consult him about sale/appraisal of your comics collection,
call CHRIS DENIS at (646) 996-1851, cpd1@hotmail.com