It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday July 10th. The comic book convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age are admitted free with a current id. Also admitted free are active military personnel and their families. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.
It is quite a site to behold with 60 tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940’s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours just to shop at the show.
Special guest artist this show is the very prolific comic book artist Dave Hoover. Perhaps best known for his stint on “Captain America” by Marvel Comics he has worked for most comic book publishers in his long and illustrious career. Other Marvel Comics titles he has drawn include Spider-Man, Punisher and Wolverine. Dave has also spent some time in Hollywood working on a who’s who of animated properties such as “Super Friends”, “Smurfs”, “Men In Black”, “Godzilla”, “Tarzan” and “Fat Albert.” We are also proud to announce that Dave has chosen this show for his only area appearance this year.
Any questions about the convention can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com
Via Pittsburgh Comicon:
Happy Holidays Conventionaires….
Before you all get snug in your beds to dream about sugarplums (does anyone really dream about sugarplums??) I wanted to fill you on our latest guest additions to the 2011 Pittsburgh Comicon. We just added over 20 new guests with some returning favorites and a slew of guests making their first appearance in Pittsburgh.
First Time Guests for 2011 include….
CHAD HARDIN, artist of Zatanna, Warlord and Stan Lee’s The Traveler from Boom Studios
BOB HALL, Marvel Artist from the 70’s through the 90’s. Co-creator of the West Coast Avengers. Artist/Writer of Valiant’s Shadowman and artist/writer of DC’s I, Joker and Batman DOA and much more.
KIRK LINDO, Creator/Artist of Vamperotica Comics and renowned pin-up artist
ARVELL JONES, best known for his 70’s Marvel Art and his work on DC’s All Star Squadron as well as numerous Milestone comics.
DAN PARENT, Prolific Archie artist best know for his work on Archie’s Veronica (You all know you prefer vivacious Veronica to boring Betty!)
We are thrilled to have all of these gentlemen at the Pittsburgh Comicon for the First Time.
We are also elated to bring back Pittsburgh favorites,
BILLY TUCCI-Hot off his work on DC’s The Red Hood
DAVE HOOVER -Renowned Pin-Up artist and artist of the first 3 issues of Zenescope’s Charmed comic.
For a full list of guests visit www.pittsburghcomicon.com
When we return from the Holidays, we’ll be only 4 months away from Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 so you can expect to hear from me more frequently with more exciting convention news.
Lastly, before I go, I want to send out congratulations to Friend of the Comicon and 2011 Con Guest, MIKE GRELL on recently being name EDITOR AND CHIEF OF ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT. I know fans will be excited to talk to you about your publishing plans for Flash Gordon, and the upcoming Atlas Comics revivals Grim Ghost and Phoenix. Best of Luck in your new position, Iron Mike!!
Have a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to talking to you all in the new year!!
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon
APRIL 15, 16, 17, 2011
Monroeville Convention Center
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 email@example.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.