Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

Connecticut ComiCONN

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Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!

Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!

To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors

As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Connecticut ComiCONN. The latest developments can always be found on our website www.comiconn.com , Twitter, and Facebook pages.

NYC – Kraven’s Last Hunt Book Club

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Jim Salicrup appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm.

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It’s the Midtown Comics Book Club! Join us for our monthly Graphic Novel book club at our Downtown store.

This month’s book will be The Amazing Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, and editor Jim Salicrup will be there to discuss the book with the club! If that’s not enough to entice, free donuts will be served!

Don’t have the book yet? Save 25% off cover price at any of our three stores (in-store only). Just mention the Midtown Comics Book Club at the cash register!

The Book Club will meet on Friday February 22nd at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

Hawthorne High School Comic Con Returns

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New Jersey’s premier comic book convention the Hawthorne High School Comic Convention is back on May 14th for it’s sixth show. Join the students of the Cartooning and the Art Clubs as we present New Jersey’s premier comic book art gathering.

There will be appearances by comic book creators and dealers. Art lessons will be presented all day by the comic professionals and we will have our incredible auction of original comic art, graphic novels, rare comics and other great items. The convention is held to celebrate the great American art form, comics, and to raise funds for our high school’s talented art department.

The art lessons will include many of the skills needed to create comics. The art lessons are for all ages and skill levels

Among the comic creators already booked to appear are:

Walter Simonson
Herb Trimpe
Joe Sinnott (tent)
Bob Wiacek
Joe Staton
Mark Texiera
Rudy Nebres
Paolo Rivera
Joe Giella (tent)
Mark Romanowski
Dick Ayers
Scott Roberts (tent)
James Sherman
Elaine Lee
Danny Fingeroth
Jim Salicrup
Rodney Ramos
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Steve Mannion
Buddy Scalera
Rick Parker
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Trevor Von Eedon
Louis Small Jr.
Neil Volkes

…And many more creators to come.

This is an extremely “kids friendly” event. Our art lessons are for all ages and there will be “kid friendly” items in the art auction.

The particulars:
May 14th, 2011 from 10am – 4pm

Dealer tables: $50: Email contact: alllal@aol.com

So whether you are a long time comic book convention veteran or want to experience your very first comic book show, come on out for the finest comic book convention – the 6th Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention on May 14th.

Hawthorne High School
160 Parmalee Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

New Jersey Comic Expo Plans Super Roster for June 19th

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NEW JERSEY COMIC EXPO HAS SUPER ROSTER OF COMIC CELEBRITIES

Something For Every Comic Book Taste Will Be In North Jersey on June 19

More than 50 well known comic creators, toy and pop culture dealers will gather with fans at the Riverdale Armory on Saturday, June 19th for a day of dealing in comics, toys, pop culture collectibles, related DVD’s, costume play, food and fun. Special guest Gary Sohmers, the popular appraiser of toys, collectibles and memorabilia on the PBS TV series “Antiques Road Show” and host and producer of the radio show “Calling All Collectors” will offer free appraisals of comics, toys and pop culture related items during the expo.

“This is not a mega-expo,” says promoter Tom Jeron, “but rather more of a community event with a real big punch. We’ve been able to bring together a vast array of comic creators, toy designers and dealers who are interested in a chance to see their fans in a less intense venue than are otherwise available in the Metro area. The NJ Comic Expo caters to a broad range of pop culture interests and ages. We have an ongoing superhero and sci-fi fantasy costume contest with prizes hosted by Cosplay Confederates, photo opportunities with TV’s Batmobile, The Black Beauty, a working Lost in Space Robot and a local area Dark Knight style Batman with his own custom Batmobile.”

Comic creators who will be attending throughout the day include Denny O’Neil, Joe Staton, Irwin Hasen, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Rich Mesick, Steve Mannion, Rick Parker, Bob Wiacek, Scott Roberts, Jim Salicrup, Ivan Brandon, Andy MacDonald, and Fernando Ruiz. Toy designers and comic companies on hand include locally based McFarlane Toys and retroprauneurs Captain Action Enterprises. Also appearing is the professional wrestler/actor Brimstone, and Blinky Productions a fan film production favorite. In addition Captain Action Enterprises will be doing artist portfolio reviews in search of new talent. Up and coming artists should be prepared with a portfolio and sketchbooks for review during the show.

The NJ Comic Expo is at the Riverdale Armory, 107 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Riverdale, NJ on June 19th, 2010. Show Hours are from 10am-6pm with an admission fee of $5, children under 3 are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information go to the shows website at www.njcomicexpo.com or to the shows FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/NJ-Comic-Expo/107521212620293?ref=ts or by email to tomlinpromotions@gmail.com .

NYC – Archie Comics & Writers Panel

Paul Castiglia, Angelo DeCesare, Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Alex Simmons speak on a Panel about Archie Comics moderated by Jim Salicrup.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 @ 7 PM
Admission: $5
Free for MoCCA Members

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

www.moccany.org

212-254-3511

NYC – 25 Amazing Years of Spider-Man

Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, Danny Fingeroth, Jim Salicrup, and Stephen Wacker. Moderated by Fred Van Lente.

Thursday February 11th, 7 PM
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

In honor of our exhibition of original art from the entire issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna, MoCCA presents an unprecedented roundtable discussion of the past quarter-century of all things Peter Parker with the editors who have helmed the title since the Reagan Administration! Axel Alonso (editor of ASM) Tom Brevoort, Danny Fingeroth, and MoCCA Trustee Jim Salicrup join current AMAZING editor Steve Wacker for the panel chat and audience Q&A. Moderated by MoCCA Trustee and current Spidey scribe Fred Van Lente.

AXEL ALONSO is Vice President, Executive Editor at Marvel Comics. He has been the editor on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, PUNISHER and DC’s Vertigo imprint.

TOM BREVOORT has been a part of Marvel Comics since 1989, when he started out as an intern. He served as an assistant editor, associate editor and editor before being promoted to his current position as Executive Editor in 2007. Over the past decade, Tom has overseen the revitalization of the Avengers franchise, presided over major crossover events including Civil War and Secret Invasion, and served as editor on titles including NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, FANTASTIC FOUR and many others.

DANNY FINGEROTH (Sr. VP of Education at MoCCA) was the editor of the SPIDER-MAN line 1983-84 and its Group Editor 1990-95. He wrote WEB OF SPIDER-MAN and several Spider-Man limited series. Danny was a consultant to the FoxKids Spider-Man animated series and to James Cameron’s early version of what would become the 2002 Spider-Man movie. He’s the author of SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH: WHAT SUPERHEROES REALLY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR SOCIETY; DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT: JEWS, COMICS, AND THE CREATION OF THE SUPERHERO; and THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GRAPHIC NOVELS.

JIM SALICRUP is the current Papercutz Editor-in-Chief. Salicrup edited the SPIDER-MAN titles in the late 80s early 90s, and is remembered for Kraven’s Last Hunt (which ran through all the Spider-Man titles, The Wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson, the introductions of Tombstone and Venom, and launching SPIDER-MAN #1 by Todd McFarlane, the best-selling Spider-Man comic ever. Jim also wrote SPIDEY SUPER-STORIES for many years, and the Child Abuse Prevention comic starring Spider-Man.

FRED VAN LENTE is the New York Times bestselling author of INCREDIBLE HERCULES (with Greg Pak) and MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 & 4, as well as the American Library Association award-winning ACTION PHILOSOPHERS. His other comics include COMIC BOOK COMICS, MODOK’S 11, X MEN NOIR and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

STEPHEN WACKER started editing comics for DC Comics in 2000.Currently he is a Senior Editor at Marvel editing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and DAREDEVIL. Spider-Man and related characters are (c) and TM Marvel Entertainment, Inc. 2010

MoCCA Thursdays are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

www.moccany.org

212-254-3511