The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Show (July 2014)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Show 2014
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/12/2014
About This Convention
Saturday July 12th 2014 10am-6pm
Merchants Square – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103
Admission: $12; Kids 12 and under FREE! SAVE $2 OFF when you arrive in costume!
10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes All Day!
Special Events include:
Costume Contests!
Q&A Panels
Door Prizes & More!Media Guests include:
Nicholas Brendon – Xander Harris on Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Roger Jackson – Voice of Scream Villain “Ghostface” and Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo!
Power Rangers actress – Karan Ashley!
Former Wrester – Brimstone!Cosplay and Costuming Groups:
Celebrity Cosplayer and entertainer – Nicole Marie Jean!
Mandalorian Mercs – Star Wars Costuming Group
Imperial Klingon Forces -Star Trek Costuming Group
The Finest – Gi Joe Costuming Group

Artists Guests include:
Image Comics FURIOUS creator – Bryan JL Glass!
Dark Horse Comics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist – Rebekah Isaacs!
Voltron Artist – Bill Spangler!
Capes & Babes Webcomic Artist – Chris Flick!
Ninja’s Don’t Knit Webcomic Artist – Chris Grillo!
Publishers include:
Hound Comics!
Nemesis Studios!
Mytron Comics!
Additional Media, Artists, and Panel Schedules to be announced, for up to date information visit:www.AllentownComicCon.com

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square
1901 S. 12th St.
Allentown, PENNSYLVANIA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
85
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Nicholas Brendon, Rebekah Isaacs, Roger Jackson, Karan Ashley, Nicole Marie Jean, Marie Grey, Bill Spangler, Chris Flick, Darren Auck, The Finest, Mandolorian Mercs

The Great Allentown Comic Con! (November 2013)

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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 (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/16/2013
About This Convention
The Great Allentown Comic Con! Winter Bash Mega 1-Day Show!
Saturday November 16th 2013 10am-6pm
Merchants Square Mall – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103
10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Both Days!
FREE ADMISSION – for all children 12 and under!
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
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
100
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ralph ‘Rags’ Morales, Mark McKenna, Walter Jones, Taimak, Bonnie Piesse

GACC 2012 Summer Mega Show Panel Schedule Announced

GACC Kubert

Press Release:

GACC ANNOUNCES PANEL AND EVENT SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 4-5TH SUMMER MEGA SHOW!

Star Wars actors Jeremy Bulloch and Dickey Beer, Kung Fu legend Jim Kelly, former Power Ranger Jason David Frank, and comics legend Joe Kubert are just some of the great guests attendees can see during panels at The Great Allentown Comic Con’s SUMMER MEGA SHOW event in August!

The Great Allentown Comic Con presents the 2012 SUMMER MEGA SHOW Panel schedule, and a packed show room with 100 tables of artists and dealers, this show is the largest “little con” in eastern PA. All panels will run approximately 1 hour, and many will include multimedia presentations and interactions with attendees as well as prizes! In addition to the panels below attendees can still expect Door Prizes at 11:30, 2:45 and 5pm both days.

Show Schedule: Saturday
10:00 AM – Show Opens!

11:30 AM – Joe Kubert Draws! (Panel Room 1)
Have you ever wished you could attend The Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Design? Well now is your chance! Join legendary artist and creator Joe Kubert during a panel that is sure to amaze! Added Bonus – enter to win the original artwork that Joe creates and help support children’s cancer charity The Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund.

11:30 AM – Webcomics Panel (Panel Room 2)
Join Webcomics Alliance members Dawn Griffin and Chris Flick, as well as other great web comic artists, as they discuss just what goes into creating a successful online webcomic.

11:30 AM – Door Prize announced

1:30 PM – Mandalorian Mercs Star Wars Trivia Contest! (Panel Room 1)
Do you know how many parsecs it took the Millennium Falcon to finish the Kessel Run? How many meters long is a womp rat?….What is a womp rat anyway? If you can answer these questions than be sure to come to this Trivia contest…and Win some great prizes!

1:30 PM – Kung Fu Legends Panel (Panel Room 2)
Join Enter The Dragon star Jim Kelly, and renowned film author Ric Meyers as they discuss the history of Kung Fu films in America. Learn the untold stories about the creation of iconic characters and the influence on Pop Culture over the last few decades!

2:45 PM – Door Prize announced

3:00 PM – Costume Contest! (Panel Room 1)
This one is easy…show up in a costume! Just think…Halloween could come twice this year! Did we mention that anyone in costume gets $2 off admission at the door? Hosted and Judged by Retro Con’s very own “Baroness” Rosemary Ward and Tony R. Tuski!

3:30 PM – Pretending to be on TV with Glen Tickle Panel (Panel Room 2)
Comedian Glen Tickle hosts a “late night” style show with attitude. Glen will interview and get to the bottom of this whole “Comic Con” thing.

4:00 PM How to “shoot” a Movie without getting Shot! (Panel Room 1) Filmmaker Chris R. Notarile gives tips on how to cost effectively “shoot” a movie in a major city without being shot yourself or being incarcerated.

5:00 PM – Door Prize announced

6:00 PM – Showroom Closes

8:30 PM AFTERPARTY! at on AMF Parkway Lanes in Allentown, (sponsored by HIGH EVOLUTION STUDIOS!)

Show Schedule: Sunday
10:00 AM – Show Opens!

11:30 AM – JK Woodward (Panel Room 1)
Join the artist behind Fallen Angel, and IDW’s current Doctor Who series. Learn just what goes into the creative process for JK Woodward one of the comic industries most talented artists and the creator of our booklet cover!

11:30 AM – How to Draw Disney Panel (Panel Room 2)
Former Disney Animator Terry Naughton has influenced and worked on many of the classic Disney films of the last 3 decades. Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast are just a few of the things he has done. Currently he has done the artwork for Peter and Angie Mayhew’s children’s novels and has his own book out “The Art of Terry Naughton”

11:30 AM – Door Prize announced

1:00 PM – Star Wars Boba Fett Fest! (Panel Room 1) Join Jeremy Bulloch and Dickey Beer as they discuss working in one of the most iconic and celebrated franchises in history…and what it means to be the best Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy. With some great stories, and possible spoilers? On upcoming events…this is a can’t miss panel for true fans of Star Wars!

1:00 PM – TRON! (Panel Room 2)
Meet TRON and Caddyshack Actress Cindy Morgan as she talks about being part of two film classics!

1:00 PM Mighty Morphin’ Time! (Panel Room 3)- Join Jason David Frank (aka Tommy Oliver) as he performs some signature moves and demonstrates just what it takes to be a Power Ranger! Being hosted by Danzan Ryu studio on the second floor, be sure to say hello to Sensei Steve Huegel and his students who have volunteered to assist Jason!

2:45 PM – Door Prize announced

3:00 PM – Kubert School Panel (Panel Room 1)
Join Kubert School instructors and past alums as they discuss “The Kubert Way” and just how the school helps artists improve their talents.

3:00 PM – Captain Action Panel (Panel Room 2)
Join artist Matt Triano as he discusses working on one of the hottest retro properties around…Captain Action’s Action Boy!

3:00 PM – Thor Statue Bust Winner Announced

4:30 PM – Door Prizes & Raffle Winners! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the Charity artwork winner will be drawn, and the final group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

5:00 PM – Show Close…see you in November!

*All times are approximate, and may change at last minute.

About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Only Comic, Sci-Fi and Pop-Culture Convention in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry. Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.

 

Joe Kubert to Attend Great Allentown Comic Con! in August 2012 and Will Donate Art to Charity Raffle

Joe Kubert

Press Release:

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON! ANNOUNCES JOE KUBERT AND CHARITY EVENT FOR AUGUST 4-5th 2012 SUMMER SHOW!

Allentown PA, May 24th — Legendary artist Joe Kubert to attend, donate original artwork for Children Charity raffle at August 4-5th Great Allentown Comic Con.

Comic legend Joe Kubert has agreed to appear at the 3rd annual Great Allentown Comic Con! Summer Splash show. This will be Mr. Kubert’s first appearance at The Great Allentown Comic Con! and event organizers are very pleased that the legendary creator’s participation at the show is the first headline guest appearance and charity donation announcement for this year’s summer show. Not only that, the confirmation comes just in time for the Memorial Day holiday … a great way to begin excitement for the stream of additional guest appearance announcements that will be forthcoming. The GACC Summer Show will take place August 4 – 5, 2012 in the showroom at The Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

“This is an awesome way to kick off our guest and event announcements for the Summer GACC show,” notes Christopher Wertz, Founder and Promoter of the GACC. “Joe Kubert is a living legend, and has contributed his talents not only to creating comic stories and characters but to sharing his talents teaching future generations of artists how to apply their skills. We at the GACC have worked hard to create an environment that both entertains and encourages younger fans to appreciate graphic arts much as Joe has done his entire career. We are further happy to be able to announce a chance for his fans to win an original sketch, while also supporting a great cause.”

Mr. Kubert will attend panels as well as conduct signings at the show and so there will be plenty of opportunity for his fans to see him. Mr. Kubert will be assisting the GACC in raising funds for the Tomorrows Children’s Fund charity, by donating an original sketch he will create while at the show! In addition, The Kubert School, which he founded in 1976, will also have a booth at the show and expect to see current and former students showing their support. For further information about the GACC and for purchasing tickets please visit www.AllentownComicCon.com.

About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Only Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry. Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and to our commitment in providing events where they can come and express themselves freely.
About Joe Kubert:
Born in 1926, Joe Kubert began his career at the age of eleven as an apprentice for Harry “A” Chesler’s comic-book production house. He has worked in the field ever since, and in his more than seventy years with the medium he has produced countless stories for countless characters, including DC Comics’ Hawkman, Tarzan, Enemy Ace, Batman and the Flash as well as his own characters: the heroic caveman, Tor, and Abraham Stone. He also edited, wrote and illustrated the DC title Sgt Rock for thirty years.
In the 1950s, Kubert was a principal in the creation of the first 3-D comic book. During the 1960s, he illustrated Tales of the Green Beret for the Chicago-Tribune New York News Syndicate.
In 1976, Kubert and his wife Muriel founded the first and only accredited school devoted solely to the art of cartoon graphics. The Kubert School, Inc. in Dover, New Jersey, has since produced many of today’s leading cartoonists. Pursuing this educational path further, in 1998 Kubert established a series of correspondence courses under the banner of Joe Kubert’s World of Cartooning. At the same time, he established his website: www.KubertSchool.edu.
Kubert has remained busy throughout the years. The last fifteen years, he has created SGT ROCK: BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (written by Brian Azzarello) as well as FAX FROM SARAJEVO, YOSSEL, JEW GANGSTER, SGT ROCK: THE PROPHECY, and TOR: A PREHISTORIC ODYSSEY, all written and drawn by Kubert. In addition to these works, he produces PS Magazine for the U.S. Army (as he has since 2000) and has most recently written and illustrated a new graphic novel about a special forces team in Vietnam for DC Comics. DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 is scheduled to be published in May 2010.
Joe Kubert lives in New Jersey. Two of his five children, Adam and Andy, have achieved great notoriety as comic-book artists.
About The Tomorrows Children’s Fund: Founded by a group of committed parents to help their children and others like them with cancer and serious blood disorders. With the help of donations and supporters, today, TCF provides a warm, healthy and loving environment for children in treatment; a full scope of services to relieve families’ emotional and financial stress; the very best possible medical care; and funding for research on these diseases. All of which confirms our belief that through hope, hard work and heartfelt generosity, extraordinary things are possible. For more information: http://www.atcfkid.com

The Great Allentown Comic Con! Summer Splash Mega Show (August 2012)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Splash Mega Show!
Convention Website Address
http://www.AllentownComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/04/2012
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/05/2012
About This Convention

The Great Allentown Comic Con! Summer Splash Mega 2-day Show!
Saturday August 4th 2011 10am-6pm
Sunday August 5th 2011 10am-4pm
Admission only $10/Day or $15/Weekend
kids 12 and under FREE!Merchants Square Mall – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103

10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Both Days!

Guests Include:
MEDIA GUESTS:

From Star Wars:
Boba Fett and Luke Sywalker Stuntman – Dicky Beer!

Tron and Caddyshack Actress – Cindy Morgan!

Enter the Dragon star – Jim Kelly

Writer and Kung Fu expert – Ric Meyers

Disney Studios Animator – Terry Naughton!

ARTISTS:
Chris Giarrusso!
Rob Hunter!
Tom Smith!
JK Woodward!
Charles Dowd!
And Many More to be announced!

PUBLISHERS:
Hound Comics!
Ultimate Comics Group!

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
100
Projected Attendance
2500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
JK Woodward, Tom Smith, Chris Giarrusso, Rob Hunter, Scott Barnett, Terry Naughton, Brimstone, Hound Comics, Cindy Morgan, Jim Kelly, Ric Meyers, Dickey Beer

Great Allentown Comic Con! Announces Lee Weeks and After Party Event for March 2012

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Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Lee Weeks Iron Age
Press Release:
THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON! ANNOUNCES LEE WEEKS, AFTER PARTY EVENT FOR MARCH 17th SPRING SHOW!
Allentown PA, March 14th - Legendary Marvel and DC artist Lee Weeks joins Ralph “Rags” Morales, Jamal Igle, And dozens more guests at March 17th Great Allentown Comic Con.
Renowned Artists, Celebrities and Publishers have announced plans to attend the spring edition of the Lehigh Valley’s largest pop culture extravaganza – The Great Allentown Comic Con!  The show will be held March 17th at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA.
Fans of comic books & pop culture will not only find numerous deals on vintage comic books and collectibles from dealers, but also comic book creators, publishers, artists and illustrators from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Comic fans will have a rare opportunity to meet the artists in an intimate setting, obtain signed items, and commissioned sketches (for a fee).
Following the show fans are invited to an After Party and Comic Book Release Event at LEE GRIBBENS ON MAIN in Emmaus PA, hosted by High Evolution Studios.  The Party starts at 8:00pm and the release kickoff starts at 9:00pm exactly with opening announcements.  This is a two floor event featuring a lineup of 4 live music acts downstairs with separate activities like karaoke upstairs.  Comic book costumes welcome as well as a Contest for best ninja themed outfit.  Expect an appearance by the “Ninja Girls” who will be available for pictures all night.  Free giveaways to first 25 people in the doors, and exclusive NGT comics available only at the party.  No cover for GACC attendees so be sure to keep your wristbands on!
With the addition of Lee Weeks to our already amazing roster including Ralph “Rags” Morales and Jamal Igle our 2012 is off with a bang.” – Christopher D. Wertz, Show Founder and Promoter.  “We are also pleased that Lehigh Valley based publisher High Evolution Studios has chosen our show for the official release of their new comic ‘NZT’ and the amazing After Party event they have planned that evening.
About The Great Allentown Comic Con! - The Largest Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley.  Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry.  Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans.  The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and to our commitment in providing events where they can come and express themselves freely.

Great Allentown Comic Con! Adds Rags Morales and Jamal Igle to March 2012 Show

Action by Rags Morales
Press Release:
THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON! ANNOUNCES RAGS MORALES, JAMAL IGLE, JOIN MARCH 17th SPRING SHOW GUEST LINEUP!
Allentown PA, March 2nd - DC Comics New 52 Action Comics Artist Rags Morales, Former DC Exclusive Artist Jamal Igle, Animator Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks and Many More.
Renowned Artists, Celebrities and Publishers have announced plans to attend the spring edition of the Lehigh Valley’s largest pop culture extravaganza – The Great Allentown Comic Con.  The show will be held March 17th at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA.
Fans of comic books & pop culture will not only find numerous deals on vintage comic books and collectibles from dealers, but also comic book creators, publishers, artists and illustrators from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Comic fans will have a rare opportunity to meet the artists in an intimate setting, obtain signed items, and commissioned sketches (for a fee).
With the success of our first Mega Show we are pleased to kick off our 2012 shows with a real ‘Bang’ and bringing such great talents like Rags Morales and Jamal Igle is just the start of our plans.” – Christopher D. Wertz, Show Founder and Promoter.  “We are also pleased to be able to provide our fans a chance to meet such amazingly talented artists such as Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks who has worked on cartoons such as The Berenstain Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, and South Park.
About The Great Allentown Comic Con! - The Largest Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley.  Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry.  Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans.  The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.

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

Great Allentown Comic Con Announces Schedule for November 2011 Mega Show

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Press Release:

GACC ANNOUNCES PANEL AND EVENT SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER 19-20TH MEGA SHOW!

Star Wars actors Peter Mayhew and Tom Kane, and Star Trek actor Robert Picardo are just some of the great panels attendees can see at The Great Allentown Comic Con’s MEGA SHOW event in November!

The Great Allentown Comic Con presents the 2011 MEGA SHOW Panel schedule, and a packed show room with 100 tables of artists and dealers this show is the largest “little con” in eastern PA. All panels will run approximately 1 hour, and many will include multimedia presentations and interactions with attendees as well as prizes! In addition to the panels below attendees can still expect Door Prizes at 11:30, 2:45 and 5pm both days.

Saturday

Main Show Room:

10:00 AM – Show Opens! – It’s time to “Get UR GEEK On!” as the first annual Great Allentown Comic Con MEGE SHOW officially Opens!

11:30 AM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the first group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

2:45 PM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the second group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

5:00 PM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the final group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

6:00 PM – That’s not All! -Sure the showroom is closed, but be sure to join the party at Lee Gribbens on Main in Emmaus at 9pm for the After Party sponsored by HIGH EVOLUTION STUDIOS!

Large Panel Room:

10:30 AM Crazy 8 Press – Join NY Times Best Selling Authors and Famed creators Michael Jan Friedman and Peter David as they discuss their new independent publishing venture Crazy 8 Press! With over 200 novels between them already printed, and dozens of universes and genre touched, listen to them discuss the new worlds they plan to visit now that they are independent.

12:30 PM Hound Comics – Join the Hound Comics team (Brimstone, Sajad Shah, Mina Sanwald, and Lucious) as they discuss upcoming project, current releases, and just how much goes into creating comics, books, cartoons and video games!

1:30 PM Joint 501st Legion and Rebel Legion Star Wars Trivia Contest! – Do you know how many parsecs it took the Millennium Falcon to finish the Kessel Run? How many meters long is a womp rat?….What is a womp rat anyway? If you can answer these questions than be sure to come to this Trivia contest…and Win some great prizes!

3:00 PM Costume Contest! – This one is easy…show up in a costume! Just think…Halloween could come twice this year! Cosplay expert Amber Love Delaney will be on hand to help judge the best outfits and hand out prizes!

4:00 PM Underbelly Media – YouTube sensation and all around geektastic sketch show Underbelly will be presenting a special multimedia show. Sketches, bits, and all around geek cultural explosions can be expected!

Small Panel Room:

10:30 AM Smurftology 101 – Join “Smurfologist” Matt Murray as he puts on his professor smurf hat and presents a history of The Smurfs! Is Papa Smurf actually Carl Marx? Do the Smurfs plan to take over the world? These myths (or truths?) and more will be covered…so be sure to “Smurf” yourself a chair and “Smurf” in!

12:30 PM Comic Greats and Legends Panel – Join Tom Smith, Neil Vokes, and Bob Hall as they discuss working in comics in the modern age…and just what it feels like to have been in the “funny books” for so long. Learn the untold stories about the creation and influences these artists have had on titles from The Avengers to Doctor Strange!

1:30 PM Toteman Panel – November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the GACC is proud to be supporting the Toteman Epilepsy Awareness/PSA comic book. But who is Toteman anyway…and why should people support this great book? Join Toteman creator John McLaren and artist RickMan to learn just why you should be helping this great cause!

4:00 PM Horror/Zombie Panel – Join Neil Vokes, Tom Schloendorn, Tommy Castillo and Chris Moreno as they discuss the Horror of the past and future, and our current love of all things Zombie.

Sunday

Main Show Room:
10:00 AM – Show Opens! – It’s time to “Get UR GEEK On!” as the first annual Great Allentown Comic Con MEGE SHOW officially Opens for a second day!

11:30 AM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the first group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

2:45 PM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the second group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

5:00 PM – Door Prizes & Show Closes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the final group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

Large Panel Room:

10:30 AM JK Woodward & Peter David – Join the creative team behind Fallen Angel as they discuss working together on one of today’s top independent titles. Learn just what goes into the creative process for JK Woodward one of the comic industries most talented up and coming artists, and Peter David, one of its most prolific author/creators.

12:00 PM Star Wars Panel! – Join Peter Mayhew and Tom Kane as they discuss working in one of the most iconic and celebrated franchises in history. With some great stories, and possible spoilers? On upcoming events…this is a can’t miss panel for true fans of Star Wars!

1:30 PM Star Trek Panel -Join us as we let Robert Picardo have his way with us in this rare solo panel appearance. If prior experiences are any indication expect to catch at least one song and dance number, and quite a few entertaining stories and jokes. Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat!

3:00 PM Pretending to be on TV with Glen Tickle – Comedian Glen Tickle hosts a “late night” style show with attitude. Joined by artists and guests Glen will interview and get to the bottom of this whole “Comic Con” thing.

4:00 PM Toteman Epilepsy Auction – We are proud to be supporting the Toteman Epilepsy comic book and Epilepsy Awareness in general. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and what could be better than supporting a great cause and an up and coming comic book creator. While online bidding has begun prior to the show, this will be the final live auction, and once the gavel lands some great art and items will find new homes…and with your support we will have raised enough to send the Toteman book to print. So…come and Bid High and Bid Often!

Small Panel Room:

10:30 AM How to Draw Smurfs – This one is for the kids! Smurfologist Matt Murray will teach you how to draw your favorite Smurf!

1:00 PM Disney World! – Former Disney Animator Terry Naughton has influenced and worked on many of the classic Disney films of the last 3 decades. Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast are just a few of the things he has done. Currently he has done the artwork for Peter and Angie Mayhew’s children’s novels and has his own book out “The Art of Terry Naughton”

*All times are approximate, and may change at last minute.

About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Only Comic, Sci-Fi and Pop-Culture Convention in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry. Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.

Star Wars “Attacks” the November 2011 Great Allentown Comic Con

Chewbacca

Press Release:

STAR WARS “ATTACKS” THE GACC: CHEWBACCA, YODA, R2D2, AND REBEL LEGION TO ATTEND NOVEMBER 19-20th GACC MEGA SHOW EVENT!

Actors Peter Mayhew and Tom Kane, Star Wars fan groups The Rebel and 501st Legions, and the R2D2 Builders of the Lehigh Valley – Join the Great Allentown Comic Con! November 19-20th Mega Show Guest Lineup.

Allentown PA, October 1st — Iconic Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) to headline a galactic sized group of Star Wars themed guests that includes Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane (Yoda) in addition to an R2D2 droid unit, numerous Jedi, Imperial Storm troopers, bounty hunters, and other fan favorite Star Wars characters of the 501st and Rebel Legions.

Peter Mayhew is of course best known for playing the Wookie Chewbacca in four of the major Star Wars films, a role the 7’ 2” English actor was, put simply, born to play.  In the years following the films Peter has moved to the United States, become a citizen, and most recently begun writing children’s novels with his wife Angie Mayhew.

Tom Kane has spend nearly three decades doing voice work, often times as the narrating voice that helps propel a story and draw listeners into the world being described.  Currently he plays the part of Yoda on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while of course also providing the narration voice work for the same each episode.  In addition to Star Wars, Tom has also worked on the popular children’s cartoon The Power Puff girls, and most recently provide voice work for The Smurfs movie…as of course “Narrator Smurf”

“We are of course pleased to announce that Echo Base of The Rebel Legion will be joining Garrison Carida® of the 501st Legion in attending the November 2011 Mega Show of the Lehigh Valley’s largest pop culture extravaganza – The Great Allentown Comic Con!” – Christopher D. Wertz, Show Founder and Promoter.  “After the great response fans had for the 501st at our first show in 2010, it was an easy decision to expand and include the “good-guys” for our first multi-day extravaganza event.”

In an effort to show support to the mission both Garrison Carida® and the Rebel Legion have of providing free toys to sick and injured children, we will be accepting unopened Star Wars toys and figure donations all weekend at the show.  Members of both Legions will be at the show Saturday November 19th ONLY, so be sure to plan accordingly.

The November show will have a very Sci-fi theme, with a strong Star Trek presence in fellow attending guests and NY Times bestselling authors Peter David and Michal Jan Friedman of Crazy 8 Press.  Additional guests are also being planned, and should be announced in coming weeks for more information visit us online at www.allentowncomiccon.com.

 

About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Largest Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley.  Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry.  Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans.  The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.

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