Boston Comic Con 2014 is Next Week

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Press Release:

Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.

“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”

The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.

Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.

Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.

“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”

New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.

Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.

“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”

More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.

For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.

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DE – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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The Comic Book Shop welcomes special guests inker Bob Petrecca (Blue Beetle), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert and Fred), Alitha Martinez (WWE Superstars), Eric Grissom (Dead Horse), Erica Schultz (M3), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out), Claire & Page Connelly (ThINK Illustration), Louie Chin (Museum of Chinese in America), Phil Chan (Reading with Pictures) on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!! Plus, meet the podcasters from PAPERKEG and COMICS TANGO!

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

The Great Allentown Comic Con (March 2012)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.AllentownComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
03/17/2012
About This Convention
Saturday March 17th 10am-5pm

Admission: Adults- $6; Kids 12 and under FREE!

10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes All Day Long!

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Sq Mall
1901 S. 12th St
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
90
Projected Attendance
750
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Rags Morales, Jamal Igle, Brimstone, Mina Sanwald, Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks, Dawn Griffin, Mandalorian Mercs, Jim Kyle, Nick Mockoviak, Mike Colston, Chris Notarile, Chris Grillo, Donyae Cole

The Great Allentown Comic Con! (July 2011)

Great Allentown Comic Con

Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.AllentownComicCon.Com
This convention will take place:
 

  • for one day only.

 

Date
07/16/2011
About This Convention
Over 600 free spaces for parking, Easy exit from Route 78 ->Lehigh St exit. 

We have over 80 Dealer tables available, with comics from the Silver Age to New releases, Action Figures, Cards, and Clothing and Much More! At a recent show our dealers sold CGC graded copies of Avengers #4 (Return of Capt. America), Journey into Mystery #83 (First Thor)…what deals will you find?

A fun-filled day for eveyone, with hourly Door Prizes, a No-Minimum Bid Auction at 3:30pm!

Guest Highlights:

James Q. Nygen!
Luis Small Jr.!
Bill Ellis!
And Many More! – Check our website for updates as the date gets closer!

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square Mall
1901 S. 12th St.
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
 

  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

Guests
Louis Small Jr., James Nguyen, Bill Ellis, Mark Mariano, Dawn Griffin, Matt Reid

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns for April 2011 Show

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Press Release:

Louis Small Jr Black CatIt is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday, April 3rd. 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 guests this show are Louis Small, Jr., Dawn Griffin and publisher Ultimate Comics Group.
Louis is a New Jersey native now located in North Carolina. He is taking the drive all the way from there just to meet with his local fans. Louis is known for his work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Harris Comics. Louis will be siging both his comics he has worked on along with doing sketches for the fans. Dawn is a Havertown, PA resident who is doing her own webcomic nowadays along with still writing her celebrated childrens book series. Dawn will be selling her books and also taking commissions for sketches. Ultimate Comics Group is taking the ride from their Jersey Shore base and will be selling their own books “Stormblazer”, “MetaPatriot”, and “Stiletto.” Publisher John B. Lai will be inhouse and promises to bring along a creator or two from his company.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at http://www.philadelphiacomic-con.com