Non-Sport Update Magazine Introduces the Pop Art Con in June 2012

Press Release:

Introducing….Pop Art Con

New Artists’ Show featuring Incredible Trading Card and Comic Book Artists Line-Up

Pop Art ConHarrisburg, PA – May 17, 2012 – The first ever “Pop Art Con” will take place Sunday June 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Ft. Washington (530 West Pennsylvania Ave., Ft. Washington, PA 19034). Pop Art Con is a brand new artists’ show run by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show, a collectors’ show that has been run continuously since the 1980s and is currently run twice per year in Allentown, PA.

Pop Art Con will feature the best in trading card and comic book creators. The artist line-up includes: Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay, and The Sucklord. At the show, collectors will be able to meet the artists and commission them, as well as purchase sketch cards, prints, sketchbooks, artists returns and proofs, and more. Many of the artists will be selling exclusive items to the show and giving away original art. A John Carter of Mars card featuring art by master artist Joe Jusko will be available from Non-Sport Update at a special show-reduced introductory price.

The show is sponsored by Cryptozoic Entertainment, Versicolor Productions, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Cryptozoic will be doing on-site portfolio reviews and actively looking for new artists for their various trading card lines. The company will also sponsor a special dinner on Saturday night that is free to collectors with paid admission to the show (details at http://bit.ly/IIOgJX). Many free promotional cards will also be available (while supplies last) such as Tarzan 100th anniversary (from Cryptozoic Entertainment), Deadworld (Breygent Marketing), Blood and Glory (Asylum Studios), and Bettie Page Private Collection Box 2 (Versicolor Productions).

Admission to Pop Art Con is just $8. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: popartcon.com.

Pop Art Con (June 2012)

Pop Art Con

Convention Name
Pop Art Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.popartcon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/10/2012
About This Convention
Pop Art Con features your favorite trading card and comic book artists. At Pop Art Con, we’ll all about the artist! Collectors can meet the artist, commission them, and purchase sketch cards, artists returns and proofs, sketchbooks, prints, and more. We’ll also have several dealers on-hand to purchase non-sport and entertainment trading cards from as well as trading card manufacturers like Cryptozoic Entertainment, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Are you an aspiring artist? Bring your portfolio and have it reviewed by Cryptozoic Entertainment’s art director. This brand new show is promoted by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show.
Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Ft. Washington/Philadelphia
530 West Pennsylvania Ave
Ft. Washington, PA 19034
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
35
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
Guests
Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay

Pop Art Con

The Great Allentown Comic Con (March 2012)

Great Allentown

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! (April 2011)

Great Allentown Comic Con logo

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

  • for one day only.
Date
04/16/2011
About This Convention
Over 600 free spaces for parking, Easy exit from Route 78 ->Lehigh St exit.

We have over 75 Dealer tables available, with comics from the Silver Age to New releases, Action Figures, Cards, and Clothing and Much More!

A fun-filled day for eveyone, with hourly Door Prizes, a No-Minimum Bid Auction at 2pm, and Costume Contests and Prizes!

Additional Guests are being added – Check our website for more information!

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
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Great Allentown Comic Con flyer

USA Theatres Launches Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention

USA THEATRES ENTERING INTO THE ARENA OF POP CULTURE CONVENTIONS
Non-Sports Card Convention On Deck For 2010

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – USA Theatres, operating drive-in and outdoor theatres in Central Pennsylvania, is entering into the world of pop culture conventions, to help raise funds during their off peak season, explained Ronald M. Vastola, Outreach Coordinator of USA Theatres.

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention

“The decision to enter into the convention world is something I’ve always wanted to integrate into our programming,” said Vastola.

Although seasonal, operating during the months of May through September of each year, USA Theatres creates family-friendly events by exhibiting movies on a portable outdoor screen that measures three stories tall.

The first of many conventions at bat will include a non-sports card show, billed as the “Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention.”

The convention will feature numerous tables of exhibitors from the non-sports card hobby, including manufacturers and publishers such as Non-Sport Update, a bi-monthly magazine that caters exclusively to the discriminating collector of non-sports cards.

Other highlights of the convention will include appearances by various non-sports card artists, including Jeff Zapata (art director at Topps), Mark Pingitore (full-time artist in the animation business who did concept work for the Garbage Pal Kids series and also Hollywood Zombies), and Jim Kyle (a professional illustrator now working in the non sport field who has done work for all of the major non sport companies including Topps, Rittenhouse, Breygent, Marvel, DC, and Lucasfilm).

The convention is scheduled to be held on Sunday, March 21, 2010, from 10 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Baltimore-Towson, 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, Maryland. Admission is $5 for adults and free admission for children under 12.

For more information, visit www.usatheatres.com/conventions.html

Disclosure: USA Theatres is an advertiser with Convention Scene.

Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo (September 2010)

Convention Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo
Convention Website http://chicagolandexpo.com
Start Date 09/09/2010
End Date 09/12/2010
About This Convention: Open to the Public:
Thursday, 10pm-12am Early Bird Preview night only!
Friday 2:00pm (1:00pm Early Bird) to 7:30pm
Sat 10:00am (9:30 am Early Bird) to 7:00pm
Sun. 10:00am (9:00am Early Bird) to 4:00pm
Charity Celebrity Breakfast Sat. 8:00am-9:00am
Charity Auction to be held on Saturday, Sept 11th, please see the website for details.
Special Advance Admission Price of only $ 10.00 for ALL FOUR DAYS! Please order through the website or by check or money order.A FREE GIFT while supplies last!
Pay at the door admission will be available at $ 10.00 per person per day.
Children under age 10 are free!
Other programming includes but not limited to : An artist class by Randy Martinez, Life-size fully functional robots including some of your favorite characters from classic to contemporary movies and TV shows!
Also, be sure to pick up a Treasure Chest of Art- a benefit project that offers you a treasure chest of 50 pieces of original art in trading card size, for less than $ 8.00 per card- over 300 artists globally participating in this wonderful project! See the website to pre-order one- there are only 100 in the edition and are selling quickly. Famous artists include but not limited to Ken Kelly, Chris Achilleos & Billy Dee Williams! Please note that the project is also officially approved by Lucasfilms for Star Wars images! The Treasure Chests will be available at the Expo on Sept 9th. While supplies last, so order yours today! Charity toy drive! Please bring a sealed new toy or card set for the Treasure Chest Foundation and receive a free gift, while supplies last.
Watch the website for up to the minute details as they are revealed!
Charity events to benefit the Pediatric Oncolgy Treasure Chest Foundation. www.treasurechest.org.
Convention Guests Tanya Roberts, Marie Wallace,Erin Moran,Terry Moore, Larry Thomas, Carroll Spinney, Scott L Schwartz, Felix Silla,Jon Provost, Bonnie Piesse, Artist Guests include:Ken Kelly, Chris Achilleos, Katie Cook,Warren Martineck, John Czop, Leah Mangue, Jessica Hickman, Darla Ecklund,Dave Dorman, Alex Alderete, Jeff Clark, Alsn Dyson, Chris Gutierez, Tess Fowler, Tom Kelly, Jim Kyle, Mark McHaley, Randy Martinez, Denise Vasquez, Kevin Leen, Tony Miello, Steven Miller, Trevor Mueller, Don Pedicini Jr, Brett Pinson, Corbett Vanoni, Tom Jozwiak, Russell Lissau, More updates to come!
Venue Name Holiday Inn & Suites
Venue Address 150 S Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL 60188
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 100
Projected Attendance 1000
What category best describes your convention? Other
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Comic Books
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Other

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention (March 2010)

MARCH 21, 2010, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention

Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention

Towson Place Hotel & Suites
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Formerly the Holiday Inn Baltimore-Towson)
1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, Maryland
Click here for map and directions.
Free parking!

Featuring 40+ tables of exhibitors. Buy, sell, and trade.

Door prizes. Free promos from card manufacturers. Free sample copy of The Wrapper magazine.

Free limited edition “Great Defender” Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention promo card with each paid admission, while supplies last! Only 1000 will be printed, so one per person, please.
Courtesy Custom-TradingCards.com by Creative Instinct.

Special Guests appearing include:

Jeff Zapata – Jeff Zapata is currently art director at Topps. His credits include Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, and Lord of the Rings as well as editing several sets of Topps card sets from licensed properties including Marvel Legends, Simpsons, Pokeman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and many more.

Mark Pingitore – Mark Pingitore is a full-time artist in the animation business who did concept work for the Garbage Pal Kids card series and also Hollywood Zombies.

Jim Kyle – Jim Kyle is a professional illustrator now working in the non sport field.  Kyle has done work for all of the major non sport companies including Topps, Rittenhouse, Breygent, Marvel, DC, and Lucasfilm. His web site is www.jimkyle.net.

Joseph Havlock – Joseph (Joey) Havlock is a contemporary artist that combines state of the art technology with state of the art human dynamics.  His featured works can be seen on www.havlock.com.Havlock is one of the curators of The Trading Card Museum.

Rhonda Havlock – Rhonda Havlock has been creating artwork for the past 10 years, from painting with oils and water-colors to working with pen, ink, and colored pencil in addition to several other forms of non-traditional media.  Havlock currently has several projects that she’s working on, including Deco Max, Cocktails, Portraits, Marilyn Monroe, Abstract Geometry series, and more.  Some of her featured works can be seen on www.RhondaHavlock.com.  Ms. Havlock is one of the curators of The Trading Card Museum.

Sir Shadow – Sir Shadow is a unique 21st century artist whose style is both exciting and fascinating in its content.  Shadow’s work is internationally acclaimed and universally appreciated.  You may view some of Sir Shadow’s artwork on his website, www.SirShadow.com.

Ted Dastick Jr. - Ted Dastick Jr. is a professional sketch card artist who has worked on a variety of cards and sets including licensed properties such as Clone Wars Season I, Star Wars Galaxy, Indiana Jones, Marvel Masterpieces, Archie, and Legends & Lore.  Some of Dastick’s featured works can be seen on www.tdastick.deviantart.com.

Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson -  Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson are the authors of the up-coming GREEN HORNET book due for publication January 2010.  Martin’s TWILIGHT ZONE book recently won the Rondo Award for “Best Book of the Year.”  For more details on the upcoming GREEN HORNET book, visit www.OldTimeRadioTapes.homestead.com/home.html

Steven Miller – Steven Miller is a professional artist who has caused quite a splash in the non-sport trading card industry.  Since his first published piece hit the George Perez Newsletter, his work has graced the cover of Non-Sport Update, followed by original sketch cards for Rittenhouse Archives’ Art and Images of Xena: Warrior Princess, Art and Images of Star Trek The Original Series, X-Men 3: The Last Stand, and The Complete Avengers.  Miller’s work can also be seen on Artbox’s Frankenstein release and Topps Lord of the Rings Masterpieces series.  These high profile trading card series have landed Miller’s work on the desks at companies like Universal Studios, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Marvel, Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros.  To find out about Miller’s next projects, visit www.Miller777Art.com.

U.S.S. William Penn – The U.S.S. William Penn is a newly-forming chapter of Starfleet, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.  It serves the Pennsylvania Capital area with members currently from Dillsburg, Elizabethtown, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Leola, and Manheim.  Membership is, however, open to all interested sci-fi fans.  Although Star Trek will be the primary area of interest of the group, other science fiction TV shows and movies will be discussed and watched at meetings.  For more information, visit them online at www.usswilliampenn.com.

Brian Kong - Brian Kong has worked professionally in comics and advertising industries for over 12 years.  Kong first started at Marvel comics penciling a pin-up for Fantastic Four unlimited.  He has been working on sketch cards for the past three years on almost every major property including Star Wars, LOTR and MLB (to name a few).  You can also see sketch cards by Brian in the new X-MEN archives and Justice League card sets from Rittenhouse.  To view samples of Brian’s work, visit his website, www.BrianKong.com.  Brian’s appearance is currently “Tentative”.

More to be announced!

Manufacturers/Publishers appearing include:

Non-Sport Update magazine – Non-Sport Update magazine is a bi-monthly magazine (since 1990) for the discriminating collector of non-sport cards.  For more information, visit their site at www.NonSportUpdate.com.

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city’s famed Inner Harbor. The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts from the late 1700s to the present day, including comics, toys, dolls, games, trading cards, and memorabilia of every conceivable category. The museum is owned by Stephen A. Geppi, President and CEO of Diamond Comics Distributors. Don’t forget to check out their museum after the convention!  For more information, visit www.geppismuseum.com

Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. - Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. specializes in science fiction and fantasy based collectables, including trading cards, audio cards, limited edition prints, bobble head figures, cereal and more.  Rittenhouse currently boasts more than a dozen licenses, including the entirety of Star Trek, James Bond, Marvel, DC Comics, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Conan, Battlestar Galactica (both classic and current), WNBA, and PBA.  Rittenhouse will be handing out free samples and promotional items for this event.  Rittenhouse’s website address is www.scifihobby.com.

The Trading Card Museum is a website built by and for trading card collectors, artists, dealers, producers and enthusiasts. The museum will be producing and providing giveaway Promo Cards designed exclusively for this event. Visit the site at www.thetradingcardmuseum.com.

More to be announced!

Dealers

Robert Winter – Robert Winter is a well-renowned dealer in the trading card world that specializes in vintage high grade 1950-1960s.

Alan Miley – Alan Miley is a quality dealer that specializes in a wide array of non-sport cards including tobacco cards, coffee cards, candy and gum cards, and more!

Chick’s Collectibles - Chick’s Collectibles has been doing the Philly show for over 10 years.  Based in Baltimore, Maryland and operated by Harry “Chick” Veditz, Chick’s Collectibles specializes in promo cards and flats, singles from sets (50′s-00′s), food sets, insert cards, unusual sets, and related products.

Rick’s Cards – Rick’s Cards is conveniently located in Stephenson, VA. Rick carries loads of non-sport cards, from The X-Files to Catwoman, to The Osbournes and Looney Tunes (to name a few). Rick also carries vintage cards and gaming cards. Rick currently promotes several Card and Coin Shows each year.

Mikz Cardz – Mikz Cardz is operated by owner Mike Surratt.  Mike will be bringing regular base set singles (something you rarely see at shows anymore) plus great deals on numerous card sets.  Besides from being a card dealer, Mike is an extreme card collector as he considers himself a “cardaholic”. To view Mik’z “Trading Card Needs” and his “Personal Collection”,  visit his “Little Home On The Web!”, www.MikeSurratt.com/main-new.htm.

Anna Marie and Mike Ruggeri – Anna Marie and Mike Ruggeri own and operate P.K. Comics & Cards, a New Jersey based company that specializes in vintage non-sports from the 1930′s to the early 1970′s.  A great seller and buyer of vintage and new comic books and non-sports cards and other collectibles.

More to be announced!

Admission: $5 for adults, free admission for children under 12.

Want to exhibit? For more information, call 717-542-0567 or email NonSportsCard@yahoo.com.

The Ultimate Collectibles Show in Pennsylvania

Press Release:

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 epoppel@yahoo.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.