Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure is Coming in May 2011

March 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

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PRESS RELEASE:

It’s official!

“Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure” is coming!

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ has asked John Paul of www.njcomicbookshows.com (aka Pug Productions) to run a comicon for them on Sunday, May 29th. That is the full opening weekend for the park this season (limited hours of operation begin in April) … and also the opening of their Green Lantern rollercoaster.

Since it would be the first comicon at the park, they are starting this year with a one day show. It will have extended hours though… from 10:30-8:00.

There will be 100 dealer tables and dozens of creators.

While they are soliciting dealers and creators, the amount of space is finite, so if anyone is interested please send Mr. Paul an e-mail at pugprdctns@aol.com

Even though they just finalized a few days ago, they already have commitments from the following dealers (and more) for nearly fifty tables: Gary Platt, Wild Pig Comics, New World Manga, Comic Crusaders, Bob Fox, Mike Williams, Bazooka Jeff, Chris Wertz, Graffiti Comix, Adam the Comic Pimp and Rob Campitiello. Cost is $100 per 6′ table, with two park passes included for each table purchased.

Artists so far will include Lee Weeks and Fred Hembeck. They expect to wind up with a large well-rounded roster of both major and local talent.

There will be a costume contest with prizes and also a charity auction for the “Childrens Miracle Network”. More events will be added prior to the show.

Convention admission will be included with park admission for the day. There will be a link up soon to prepurchase park tickets for the day at $30 (half off the regular price of $60). Remember, this gives you full access to the park as well at a bargain price.

If any of you remember the very successful Montclair Art Museum show run by Mr. Paul a few years ago, this should blow that away!

Additional updates will be provided as more info becomes available.

5FINITY Productions Auctions Lady Death Sketch Cards for Hero Initiative

February 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Everything Else, Horror

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Fred Hembeck Lady DeathJoseph Michael Linsner Lady Death Sketch Card
Jackie SantiagoAl Rio Lady Death Sketch Card

Press Release:

5FINITY PRODUCTIONS AUCTIONS LADY DEATH SKETCH CARDS FOR HERO INITIATIVE

80 New Originals featuring Brian Pulido’s Lady Death

Benefit Comic Book Charity

LOS ANGELES, CA (Feb. 16, 2011) 5FINITY Productions, in association with LadyDeathUniverse.com, is pleased to offer 80 all new officially licensed Lady Death sketch cards in a fundraising event to benefit Hero Initiative! The 80 cards will be available for auction on eBay.com starting Sunday, February 20 under eBay user: 5finity. All proceeds will benefit the Hero Initiative, which provides emergency medical and financial relief to veteran comic book creators.

The 80 new sketch cards produced for this fundraiser come hot on the heels of the January release of 5FINITY’s sold out Lady Death Sketch Card Series, a limited edition run of 1,200 premium packs, which sold out in under one hour. The series featured at least one original, hand-drawn sketch card from acclaimed artists such as Al Rio, Joseph Linsner, Benjamin Glendenning, Fred Hembeck, Budd Root, Axebone, Jim Valentino, and many others.

The 80 new sketch cards produced for this fundraiser include the following artists (with quantity of cards produced):

Daniel HDR: 33

Chris Moreno: 16

Brian Kong: 10

Jackie Santiago: 6

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RARE ARTISTS:

Al Rio: 4

Tony Parker: 2

Marat Mychaels: 2

ULTRA RARE ARTISTS:

Joseph Linsner: 1

Herb Trimpe: 1

Jim Valentino: 1

Fred Hembeck: 1

For more info and updates, contact Steven Frank at: stevefrank@5finity.com

About Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

WildPig Comic Convention and 50% off Sale (April 2011)

February 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, New Jersey

WildPig

Convention Name
WildPig Comic Convention and 50% off Sale
Convention Website Address
http://www.wildpigcomics.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
04/03/2011
About This Convention
Formerly a comic book store in central NJ for eleven years, WildPig Comics now runs a comic convention twice a year based exclusively around our inventory. Our convention features 60,000 50 cent comics from the Silver Age to the present in alphabetical order, 2,000 trades at 50% off, comic and comic-related magazines at 50% off, free raffles at 1 and 4 PM (featuring Marvel Omnibuses and DC Absolute Editions), and 30 artists. We offer a superb selection at bargain prices, so customers never have to haggle or fear being swindled. Our convention is dedicated to a celebration of the comic book medium, so all 3500 square feet of space is free of the multimedia dog and pony aspects of the bigger shows.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn Somerset
195 Davidson Ave
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Fred Chao, Comic Geek Speak, Bryan J.L. Glass, Fred Hembeck, Rudy Nebres, Alex Robinson, Tom Smith, Timony Brothers, Neil Vokes, JK Woodward, and many more!

Albany Comic Con (April 2011)

Albany Comic Con fllor?

Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
04/17/2011
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 5th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.
The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn Wolf Rd
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, NY 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
600
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fred Hembeck Guest at September 26th East Hanover NJ Expo

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

Press Release:

The special guest artist at the East Hanover, NJ Comic Book Expo on Sunday, September 26th will be Fred Hembeck! The show is being held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel, 130 RT 10 West, East Hanover, NJ. Hours are 10-4, admission is only $2 (kids under 12 free) and there is plenty of free parking!

Fred Hembeck was born in 1953, reborn in 1959 when he read his very first comic book, and born yet a third time in 1977 when, while attempting to break into the comics biz, he somehow BECAME a comic book character himself (which is much too long a story to go into here, trust me…)!! Since then, he’s notched such accomplishments as serving as staff cartoonist for The Daily Planet, roasted The Fantastic Four, and most infamously, destroyed the Marvel Universe (or tried to, anyway…)!! These days, Fred continues to churn out his quirky, squiggle-laden cartoons from his upstate New York home, in the company of Lynn Moss, his wife of three decades, Julie Hembeck, daughter of two, and cats Mario and Luigi, pets of one. He enjoys leaving the house occasionally to meet with fans at events like the East Hanover Comic Book Show–and promises not to talk in the third person while doing so, honest!!

For more show info, go to www.njcomicbookshows.com

Albany Comic Con (April 2010)

Convention Albany Comic Con
Convention Website http://www.myspace.com/comicbookshow
Start Date 04/25/2010
About This Convention: 10am to 4pm

$3.00 admission

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Convention Guests Confirmed Guest list.. Matthew Dow Smith, Terry Austin, Ron Marz, Todd Dezago, Keith Dallas, Joe St. Pierre, Bill Anderson, Joe Staton, Fred Hembeck, John Hebert, Lee Moder, Mark McKenna, Paul Harding, Saurav Mohapatra, Paul Abrams, Mike Borkowski, Nick Tapalanski, Jackie Santiago, Christian St. Pierre, Greg Blazer, Jim Whiting, Eric Kimble, Mark Holmes, David Rodriguez,Ken Branch,Bobby Timony,Peter Timony,Declan Shalvey..
Venue Name Holiday Inn Wolf Road
Venue Address 205 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 65
Projected Attendance 300
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

COLLECTORFEST (April 2010)

Convention Super Hero, Sci Fi, toy & horror, comic book COLLECTORFEST
Convention Website http://www.myspace.com/collectorfest
Start Date 04/03/2010
Venue Name quality inn
Venue Address 90 RT 300
newburgh, ny 12550
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 50
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Albany Comic Con This Sunday, November 1st

October 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

ALBANY COMIC CON is SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1ST 2009.
10AM til 4PM
The WOLF ROAD HOLIDAY INN ALBANY NEW YORK.
$3.00 Admission.
Door prizes and show cash prizes.

Albany Comic ConCONFIRMED GUESTS
PAUL ABRAMS artist Marvel and DC Comics.
BILL ANDERSON artist Marvel and DC Comics.
DENNIS CALERO artist Marvel Noir covers DareDevil,Xmen
TODD DEZAGO writer Sensational Spiderman, Perhapanauts and the new Casper comic.
PAUL HARDING action figure sculptor Marvel/DC.
JOHN HEBERT artist Punisher, Xmen Adventures.
FRED HEMBECK Cartoonist of Marvel Comics.
JAMAL IGLE artist G.I.Joe,Green Lantern, Supergirl
RON MARZ Writer Green Lantern, Silver Surfer and Witchblade
JOE SINNOTT LEGENDARY ARTIST/INKER OF MARVEL COMICS.
MATTHEW DOW SMITH artist Doctor Who, Supernatural and THE ALBANY COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE WITCHBLADE VARIANT COVER.
JOE ST. PIERRE artist Gambit Venom/Wolverine Spiderman 2099
JOE STATON artist Green Lantern,JSA and E-MAN.
HERB TRIMPE artist Hulk, G.I. Joe and THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF WOLVERINE in HULK #181.

ALBANY COMIC CON
LIMITED EXCLUSIVE
WITCHBLADE #131 VARIANT COVER

AVAILABLE AT THE CONVENTION.
COVER ARTIST MATTHEW DOW SMITH AND
WRITER RON MARZ GET IT SIGNED AT THE CONVENTION!!

A HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

A Magic the Gathering Tournament will be held by AQUILONIA COMICS at the convention.

Hero Initiative Hits the Mid-Ohio-Con

October 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio

Hero Initiative hits the Mid-Ohio Comic-Con

Become a Hero Initiative Member!

Los Angeles CA. September 30, 2009 – Hero Initiative is proud to be a part of Mid-Ohio-Con in it’s 29th year as one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop-culture conventions, carrying on a fun and family-oriented tradition of bringing fans, talent and retailers of all ages together! This year’s Mid-Ohio-Con takes place October 3ndand 4th in Columbus Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall E.

The folks at Mid-Ohio-Con have most generously made it possible for a contribution from each ticket sold to go to Hero Initiative directly IF you start on the Hero page when you buy your tickets! Show your support by visiting our website at: www.heroinitiative.org, get your tickets and have a wonderful time!

Hero Initiative is kicking off its fall membership drive at Mid-Ohio-Con, with a fun-filled Membership Party, Saturday, October 3rd from 8pm-11pm at The Big Bar on 2 at the Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Columbus Ohio, connected to the convention center! While you are partying with some of the most amazing talent-including David Mack, Joe Jusko, Herb Trimpe, Mark Texeira, Barry Kitson, Josh Medors and more-you can renew your Hero Initiative membership! 2009 marked the first year ever for Hero Initiative memberships, and for 2010, we’ve revamped with more and better premiums! You can get full information at the party, at the booth, or order today at www.heroinitiative.org or www.heroinitiative.org/2010members. Old Members, remember to bring your membership card to claim a 10% discount!

And if joining the Hero Initiative and contributing to a very worth cause wasn’t enough, Sideshow Collectibles, www.sideshowcollectables.com, has contributed 50 gift cards worth random amounts from $10 to $50 that will be given to the first 50 people who sign-up for Hero Initiative memberships at Mid-Ohio! Get all the insider information and be invited to all the best events. Don’t miss out!

And as always, we at the Hero Initiative love to deliver the best talent lineup around! Come to our booth at Mid-Ohio and see:

Saturday October 3rd
11:00-12:00 Keith Pollard
12:00-1:00 Arvell Jones
1:00-2:00 Steve Scott
2:00-3:00 Todd Nauck
3:00-4:00 Mark Texeira
4:00-5:00 Pat Block

Sunday, October 4th

11:00-12:00 Fred Hembeck
12:00-1:00 Herb Trimpe
1:00-2:00 Darryl Banks
2:00-3:00 Scott Kolins
3:00-4:00 Barry Kitson
4:00-5:00 Michael Golden

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Mid-Ohio-Con Announces Media Guests for October Show

Mid-Ohio-Con Announces Media Guests for October 3-4, 2009 Show

James Kyson Lee (Heroes) and Ray Park (Star Wars, G.I. Joe) will Headline Mid-0hio-Con 2009 as Special Media Guests

Lee and Park Join an Outstanding Roster of Comic Creators as Guests at the 29th Annual Mid-Ohio-Con

Registration is Now Open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths and Tables in Creators’ Common

July 29, 2009 – Columbus, Ohio

Mid-Ohio-Con today announced that Ray Park and James Kyson Lee will headline Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 as special media guests. Park is best known as Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and he will star in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opening on August 7th. James Kyson Lee is best known for his starring role as Ando Masahashi in Heroes, which will return to NBC for its 4th season this fall.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have these two superstars on board for our 2009 show,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 was acclaimed as one of the best events in Mid-Ohio-Con’s long history and we’re going to recreate last year’s magic with a who’s who of the leading names from the worlds of comic books, gaming, film, and television at this year’s show.”

The fast-growing guest list for 2009 also features guests of honor Bernie Wrightson and Michael Golden along with Art Baltazar, Jacob Chabot, Ron Frenz, Gary Friedrich, Bryan J.L. Glass, Fred Hembeck, Tony Isabella, Joe Jusko, Barry Kitson, Scott Kolins, David Mack, Sean McKeever, Todd Nauck, Josef Rubinstein, Steve Scott, Chris Sprouse, Mark Sumerak, Mark Texeira, Herb Trimpe, Renee Witterstaetter, Marv Wolfman and many more.

Registration is now open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths, and Creators’ Common Tables. The show floor in Exhibition Hall E at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will accommodate nearly 200 Exhibitor Booths for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, and service providers, and 100 Creators’ Common tables for artists, writers, actors, and other guests.

Please visit the new Mid-Ohio-Con web site at midohiocon.com for further information and regular updates on Mid-Ohio-Con 2009. The new site is the primary source for all things related to this year’s Mid-Ohio-Con, including details on featured guests, registration forms, and information about show dates, venue, and other key areas of interest for attendees, exhibitors, and guests.

About Mid-Ohio-Con

Now entering its 29th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 will be held on October 3-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mid-Ohio-Con can be found online at midohiocon.com as well as on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

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