Toys on the Hudson Welcomes Celebrities from Ghost Hunters, The Warriors, Survivor, and More in November 2012

The Warriors Cochese

Press Release:

TOYS ON THE HUDSON IN TWO MONTHS

“Toys On The Hudson”… The promoters of This Year’s Thanksgiving Weekend Big Event want you to know that the show is not just about “TOYS” but a total collector’s event Fun Packed for the entire family. There will be up to 150 tables of Vintage and Current hard to find Toys, Comics, Movie Memorabilia, Disney, Anime, Small Antiques, Action Figures, Tin, Sports & Non-Sports, Barbie, Original Art, Monster Stuff and Collectibles of all genres covering the entire 18,000 square foot second floor.

Many Celebrities have signed on including cast members from Ghost Hunters, The Warriors and Survivor with surprise celebrities being added weekly. There will be photo ops with The Batmobile, Joker & Riddler, Star Wars, Wedjait and other costumed characters. Several film makers will be on board showcasing their films and perhaps looking for new talent. Kids will meet Michael “The Pizza Boss” the seven year old national talent who will teach them how to toss pizza. The entire Grand Ballroom has been transformed into a Comic Collectors dream with over 50 tables of Comics and Related merchandise. Many of the best know Comic Artists, Writers and Authors have signed on and will be releasing “Special Show Firsts” as will several Toy Manufacturers and Sculptors. Attendees can bring a toy or collectible and have it appraised by one of the many appraisers on board. Dave & Lee of Dead Dave’s Radio station will be on hand broadcasting live. Our dealer’s come from far and wide and will showcase merchandise on up to 150 tables that is affordable to all. For the “serious-must have first” collector the show opens Black Friday Evening at 5PM with a special “Shop While The Dealer’s Set Up” buying event. The show will be supporting several charities: Autism Speaks, Superheroes for Hospice, RLSH Food Collection by WEDJAT, Freedom Powers To The Rescue, and Animal Humane Societies. The three day event starts on Black Friday 11/23 at 5PM and runs till Sunday Evening 11/25 at 5PM at the Westin Newport Hotel, on the banks of the Hudson River, adjacent to the million square foot Newport Mall, 495 Washington Blvd Jersey City NJ 07310. Hotel is accessible from PATH, NYC and all NJ public transit. Parking adjacent to hotel and is validated by some local restaurants.

Vendors and Guest’s there are still plenty of prime table locations available but going fast.

Detailed information can be found at www.toysonthehudson.com or email Phil at toysonthehudson@aol.com or phone 973-726-9897

Toys on the Hudson

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011 to Feature Stars of Buffy, Star Wars, Batman, Etc.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011

Press Release:

James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig Among Headliners At Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con, October 22-23 At Greater Columbus Convention Center

Superstar Artists Jeff Smith, Mike Grell, Rob Liefeld, Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Arthur Suydam And Many Others Scheduled To Appear

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 23, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, October 22-23, with standout guests James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian and Walter Koenig headlining the list of celebrity attendees. The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals 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.

Williams (STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, BRIAN’S SONG) will appear on Saturday, while Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), West (“Batman,” “Family Guy”), Ward (“Batman”), Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5”) and Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”) are scheduled for both days.

The lineup of superstar artists at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con is impressive, with Jeff Smith (“BONE,” “RASL”), Pasqual Ferry (“Thor; Ultimate Fantastic Four,” “Ultimate X-Men vs Fantastic Four”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Rob Liefeld(“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Hero For Hire”),Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra: Assassin,” “Moon Knight”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Arthur Suydam(“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Mark Texeira (“Wolverine,” “Spider-Man”) and Ryan Ottley (“Invincible,” “The Walking Dead”) at the head.

“We are excited to be adding the Wizard touch – and slew of celebrity guests and comics creators – to what has been a successful, well-attended event in Columbus,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.

Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand at the event include Gil Gerard(“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”), Robyn Griggs (“Another World,” “One Life to Live”),David Harris (THE WARRIORS, “NYPD Blue”), William Holman (“Bachelor Pad,” “The Bachelorette”), and Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY).

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con is the eighth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/midohio.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); weekend all-session tickets are $40 ($50 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

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. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

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

***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****

October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con

November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con

January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con

March 24-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con

May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con

June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con

August 9-12, 2012 – Chicago Comic Con

TBD – Los Angeles Comic Con