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  • Hawthorne High School Comic Con Returns

    Press Release:

    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

    Big Apple Con Offers Free Admission

    Press Release:

    Mike Carbo’s Big Apple Conventions Presents
    New York City’s Premiere Summer Comic Book Event:
    FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!!!
    Offered by New York’s Longest-Running Comics Convention!
    Plus! – Bring Your Comics for a FREE APPRAISAL
    By the U.S.A.’s foremost expert- Mike Carbo!

    WHERE:  18th Floor, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City

    WHEN:  Saturday, June 13th 2009 ~ 10:30am-7pm

    SPECIAL EVENT! Between 1:00 & 2:00pm ONLY – Bring your comic book collection for an instant FREE verbal APPRAISAL of current market value by Big Apple Con founder and internationally renowned comic book impresario – MIKE CARBO!

    The BIG APPLE COMIC BOOK, ART, SCI-FI & TOY EXPO kicks off its newest Comic Collectibles event when it presents:

    •       Over 100 top dealers & exhibitors showcasing —
    •       Comics, Toys, Action Figures, Original Art, DVDs, Autographs, Trading Cards, TV, Movie, Comic Memorabilia & more!
    •       Buy, Sell or Trade your Valuable Collectibles!
    •       Collect Autographs and Have Your Pictures Taken With Your Favorite Television, Movie, and Comic Artist Celebrities!
    •       Expand Your Personal Comic Collection and Invest in the very latest collectibles!

    The Big Apple Con is the place to meet comic book legends and hot new artists!  Special guests appearing include:

    •       British superstar KEVIN O’NEILL (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
    •       Golden and Silver Age masters GENE COLAN (Daredevil), DICK AYERS (Fantastic Four), IRWIN HASEN (Dondi), and  JOE GIELLA (Batman)
    •       Underground Comix artists JAY LYNCH (Bijou Funnies), KIM DEITCH (The Stuff of Dreams), DAN FOGEL (Cherry Poptart), MICHAEL DIANA (Boiled Angel) , and LESLIE STERNBERGH (Mad magazine),
    •        Trading Card Illustrators DAVID GROSS and JAY LYNCH (Wacky Packages) and BRIAN KONG (Star Wars and Lord of the Rings)
    •       DAN SLOTT (Amazing Spider-Man), BILLY TUCCI (Sgt. Rock), LARRY HAMA (GI Joe), and many more!

    Headlining the Special Media Guests at this year’s Summer Special Event are:

    •       YANCY BUTLER (“Witchblade”, “Law and Order”)
    •       Legendary WWE wrestler THE IRON SHEIK
    •       Playboy models CATHY ST. GEORGE and CHERYL BACHMAN
    •       JOSE HERNANDEZ JR. (Bad Guy for Hire from HBO’s “Oz” and A & E’s “Watching the Detectives”
    •       LEYLA MILANI (“Deal or No Deal”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and more!

    Register by filling out on the form on our website, www.bigapplecon.com, print out the receipt, bring it with you to the convention, and come on in for free! Children under 12 years need not register to qualify for free entry, so long as a registered adult accompanies them.

    There will be FREE GIVEAWAYS at the door and SPECIAL EVENTS including panels about comic books, Q&A sessions with celebrities, and MORE! Sponsored in part by FORBIDDEN PLANET New York.

    DATE: Saturday June 13th, 10:30 am-7pm
    PLACE: Hotel Pennsylvania, 18th Floor, 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. (Across from Madison Square Garden)
    TICKETS: FREE ADMISSION! Register Online at: www.bigapplecon.com
    INFORMATION: Press Contact: DAN FOGEL (510) 220-6314, bigapplecon@comcast.net
    To set up an interview with MIKE CARBO, or consult him about sale/appraisal of your comics collection,
    call CHRIS DENIS at (646) 996-1851, cpd1@hotmail.com