Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

Connecticut ComiCONN

Press Release:

Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!

Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!

To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors

As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Connecticut ComiCONN. The latest developments can always be found on our website www.comiconn.com , Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Scene on the Web: ComiCONN 2012


Scene on the Web: ComicCONN 2012

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ComiCONN (August 2012)

April 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Connecticut, Convention Profiles

ComiCONN

Convention Name
ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!”
Convention Website Address
http://www.comiconn.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/18/2012
Venue Name and Address
Trumbull Marriott Hotel
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that Best Describes The Convention
Comic Books

ComiCONN flyer

ComiCONN (August 2011)

Convention ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!”
Convention Website http://www.comiconn.com
Start Date 08/27/2011
About This Convention: Welcome to Connecticut, the nutmeg state, home to the first comic book, the Frisbee, the Wiffle Ball, and ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!”.

ComiCONN is pleased to announce that the Stamford Plaza Hotel, will be the designated hotel for our show on August 27th, 2011.

Come celebrate Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern, comics, movies, collecting, and the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark at this one day mega event!

Tell your friends, bring the family, and have some fun!

Convention Guests Check our show website or join our Facebook page for updates & more information.
Venue Name Stamford Plaza Hotel
Venue Address 2701 Summer Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06905
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 100
Projected Attendance 2000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

ComiCONN Becomes Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con 2011

Press Release:

Gareb Shamus Acquires ComiCONN, Announces Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con for 2011

NEW YORK, June 11, 2010 – Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the acquisition of ComiCONN to create Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con 2011, to be held on a date and at a site to be determined. The announcement came on the first day of this weekend’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Shamus acquired ComiCONN (Alternate Universe LLC), whose officers, including Erik Yacko, Joseph Stinson, Mitchell Hallock and Jay Claus, will promote, advise, and consult on the show. ComiCONN “A Show for the Fans by the Fans!” will continue to run local events in Connecticut and are in the planning phases for their 2011 show.

“We are excited to build on the success of ComiCONN with the new Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con in 2011,” said Shamus. “There is a large base of fans throughout the state and neighboring areas who enjoy comics, pop culture, science fiction, movies, television, anime, and the many other facets of Wizard World Comic Con shows. It is a strong addition to what will be our largest Comic Con lineup ever next year.”

“ComiCONN is proud to join the Wizard World Entertainment family,” said Hallock, chief marketing officer and one of the founders. This new alliance will expand the type of excitement that Connecticut-based comic and genre fans have been craving. Our event was created to be an outlet ‘for the fans by the fans,’ and we have no doubt that by partnering with Wizard we will fulfill that promise tenfold.”

“This partnership is very positive for everyone: the industry, Connecticut, and most importantly, the fans,” added Yacko, ComiCONN founder and co-owner of the Alternate Universe comic shops.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces the largest North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Penn Plaza Pavilion
October 15-17, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center
December 3-5, 2010, Atlanta Comic Con, Cobb Galleria Centre
March 18-20, 2011, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre
New Jersey Comic Con, 2010, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center, TBD

Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD
Cleveland Comic Con, TBD
Connecticut Comic Con TBD
Nashville Comic Con, TBD

For information on Connecticut Comic Con and other Wizard events, visit www.wizardworld.com.

ComiCONN (May 2010)

ComiCONN

Convention ComiCONN
Convention Website http://www.comiconn.com
Start Date 05/15/2010
About This Convention: Welcome to Connecticut, home to the WWE, UCONN Huskies, PEZ, the legendary Fawcett Comics & Charlton Comics, and now ComiCONN.

This is our 1st show and we look forward to making this an annual event in Connecticut.

“A Show for the Fans by the Fans!”

Creator signings!  Guests!  Raffle prizes!  Exclusives!  Don’t miss out!

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with ComiCONN.

Convention Guests Check out our website for all information.
Venue Name ComiCONN
Venue Address 201 Washington Avenue
North Haven, Connecticut 06473
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 60
Projected Attendance 600
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Science Fiction and Fantasy