The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to welcome the collector services of CGC, ComicLink, ComicsPriceGuide.com, The Restoration Lab, Collectibles Insurance Services, and Desert Wind Comics to the line-up of exhibitors at this year’s show. The 12th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Certified Guaranty Company, better known as CGC, is an independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. Providing their customers with expert grading and conservation through their slabbing process, CGC has graded more than 1 million comics over the last decade. In addition to the many levels of grading services provided, CGC also provides witness services for authenticating signed collectibles.
As one of the largest online comic auction houses, ComicLink has built its reputation on the quality of the services provided to their customers. Focusing on vintage comics and original art, ComicLink also serves as a brokerage house and direct sales platform for collectors to sell their items. In recent years, ComicLink has seen many record-breaking sales for Golden and Silver Age keys.
ComicsPriceGuide.com (CPG) is the premiere online price guide. CPG offers a host of information to their subscribers and visitors alike, including: accurate and up-to-date pricing information; coverage of the vintage comic auction market and other industry news; and forums for collectors to meet and share information. In addition, CPG allows subscribers to create an online database to store and track their collection as it continues to grow.
For 25 years, The Restoration Lab, under the direction of Susan Cicconi, has restored and helped preserve vintage comic books. Services provided by the Restoration Lab include cleaning, pressing, and restoration of books to improve their aesthetic appearance. All services provided adhere to the strict guideline of paper conservation and Cicconi is recognized throughout the industry as the foremost expert in restoration.
Collectibles Insurance Services provides insurance coverage for a wide variety of collectibles, including: artifacts; books; clocks; coins; comic books; dolls; guns & knives; military paraphernalia; quilts; model trains; and much more.
Desert Wind Comics is an independent CGC Signature Series Service provider that secures witnessed autographs for collectors by working closely with such creators as Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., Joe Simon, and Carmine Infantino. Over the last decade, Desert Wind has organized signings all over the United States and Canada with some of the most sough-after creators in the comic industry.
“We’re delighted to have all of these companies exhibiting at this year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The fans and collectors are the ones who make comic conventions possible and these vendors provide valuable services to help them preserve and protect their collectibles.”
Adam Miller, Charles Wilson III, and Tyler James sign at Larry’s Comics on May 1st for Free Comic Book Day.
Larry’s Comics has plenty of events lined up for FCBD this weekend; special friend and zombie master Adam Miller will be signing the exclusive Larry’s Comics edition of ZombieBomb! (see cover above) from 11am-2pm. Charles Wilson III, artist of one of 2009′s best received indie comics Stuff of Legends, will be on hand, and local artist Tyler James has graciously offered to draw free sketch cards from 11am-2pm. Also CGC will be grading books, Larry will be cooking up his famous hot dogs, and of course there’s free comics!!
Greetings, fellow comic fans!
We are proud to make a few of several upcoming announcements regarding Virginia’s first 2-day show in over 25 years!
First off, we have a slew of swell artists and writers lined up for the show including:
and DOZENS more! Additionally, we have some top exhibitors signed up to display including:
CGC (their final scheduled event of 2009!)
The Hero Initiative
the Mike Wieringo Scholarship
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Cards Comics and Collectibles
Brett’s Comic Pile
and DOZENS more!
We will have many comic panels scheduled all day long, including:
A discussion on Edgar Church by Chuck Rozanski
a GI Joe panel with Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon and Robert Atkins!
We will have an exclusive Top Cow comic book: Witchblade #132 with a VERY special sketch holiday cover by guest Randy Green!
Also, we are looking for folks wishing to moderate discussion panels, as well as volunteers and CGC witnesses. E-mail me at email@example.com if you are interested.
Finally, and this is very special, Adam Lucas, the current #1 competitor in DC Comics’ ZUDA COMPETITION with his entry “Goldilock” has agreed to come to the show if we help him to win! The voting ends in less than 24 hours. He is in a dead heat for #1, and if you could kindly visit http://www.zudacomics.com/node/1261 and login and vote him in as your favorite, he will come to our show! What a cool deal! YOU can help us get an additional hot young artist to come to the show. Interactive convention-going!
Well…That is about it…oh yeah…there is a FREE sci-fi themed bowling party on Saturday night…and two-day passes start at $9.95, with children, folks with student IDs or Military IDs getting in FREE both days!
You have nothing to lose…visit http://www.VAcomicon.com for more information!
Go ahead and vote for Adam so he will come to the show! Visit our site, and help to make a difference in the first 2-day show in Virginia in over 25 years! Awesome!
owner Brett’s Comic Pile in Richmond, VA
Sponsor of the 2008 and 2009 Harvey Awards
Promoter of the VA Comicon on November 21-22
Weekly Woburn Warehouse Show, has BEGUN!
Get in on the Ground Floor! This show is a BLAST!
NEXT UP Thursday September 3rd. FREE TABLE IF YOU BOOK THE FOLLOWING WEEK! 4PM-8PM We are inviting you to join us for our new weekly comics book and collectables show. Comics, Cards, Toys. Tables are only $25! (35 tables)
The Show runs 4pm-8pm. Admission is a measley $1. Coming at ya like freight train EVERY Week! What else do you have to do on a Thursday night anyway?? You can submit books for CGC grading every week at the show! Collectors thinking of selling??? Buy a table. This show is going to be a blast!
Retailers reserve your tables now! 978-459-5323
Best Western Hotel, MONTVALE AVE , WOBURN, MA right off rt 93 (EXIT 36) take a right!
LONG BEACH COMIC CON OCTOBER 2-4, 2009 AT THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
Marvel To Provide Limited Edition Incentive Book
Lionsgate Films And Aspen Entertainment Already Signed Up To Exhibit
(Baltimore, MD May 13, 2009) MAD Event Management is proud to announce the Long Beach Comic Con, to be held
October 2-4, 2009 at the Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) in downtown Long Beach. The convention will feature the industry’s best and brightest comic book talent, publishers, gaming companies, mass-media guests and must-attend programming sessions.
In a show of support for this brand new convention Marvel has already pledged a limited edition incentive book which will be offered exclusively for show attendees who pre-order tickets. Lionsgate Films (SAW VI & Daybreakers) will be exhibiting on the show floor as well as comic publisher Aspen.
“The facility and staff at the LBCC are awesome, and the fans in the area that I had the privilege to meet at previous comic cons left a strong impression on me as well as on the guests and exhibitors. We’re excited to be coming back in October,” said event planner Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management.
Currently scheduled to exhibit on the show floor are Aspen Entertainment, CGC, and Fourth Dimension Entertainment. New exhibitors are signing up every day. Further announcements will be made with updated exhibitors.
Notable comic artists committed to appear thus far include: Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Amanda Conner (Supergirl), Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern), Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Blade), Dustin Nguyen (Detective Comics), Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men) and Peter Stiegerwald (Soulfire, Fathom: Kiani, Ultimate Wolverine).
For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
Tickets will also be available at select comic book and hobby shops in the Los Angeles area.
About MAD Event Management
MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 12 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.