The NorthEast ComicCon and Collectibles Extravaganza Summer Edition Will Feature Celebrity Guests and Lots More

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Since the Twentieth Century, the Collectibles Extravaganza has always merged a unique blend of vintage and modern collecting categories, along with celebrity guests signing autographs for fans and collectors.  From Adam West’s first appearance at the show in 1985, until Adam’s final fan convention appearance at the show in 2017, our shows have maintained a level of uniqueness for an experiential fan environment.

The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Summer edition will take place July 6-8, 2018 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Activities include artists, live entertainment, cosplay, video gaming, celebrities signing autographs, puppets, and panels.

Celebrity guests at NorthEast ComicCon announced so far include Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, National Dog Show, Dancing With The Stars winner, Soap Operas), CJ Ramone (The Ramones), Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (WWE Wrestler), Bill Diamond (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, Puppeteer), Jeff Kline (Darby Pop/Bruce Lee Comics), Kadrolsha Ona (Queen of the Paranormal), Joe St. Pierre (Marvel Spider-Man Comics Cover Artist), Keith Champagne (DC Comics Artist), Rusty Gilligan (Captain America, Heavy Metal movie) and Will Murray (Co-creator of SquirrelGirl) among others yet to be announced.

On Friday, July 6th, Micky Dolenz will be appearing at a 50th Anniversary Screening of The Monkees groundbreaking film “HEAD” on a Big Screen with Concert Sound at the Regent Theatre in Arlington MA including a Q&A with Micky about the film hosted by Clay N. Ferno.  Admission to this reserved seat screening is only $20 and includes a weekend pass to the NorthEast ComicCon activities at the Boxboro Regency. A portion of the proceeds from the screening going to Cystic Dreams Fund for Cystic Fibrosis.

The event is open at the Boxboro Regency Friday on July 6 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm with the exhibitors, artists, authors, and celebrities, along with video gaming and cosplay fun, and is followed by an after party concert at the Boxboro Regency Hotel.

Saturday and Sunday will find all the celebrities at the Boxboro Regency all day to sign autographs (for a fee) and photo ops (for a fee), from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, with early admission available for an added fee. For those with a VIP pass, doors open a half hour earlier each day.

Our Saturday night AfterParty at the Hotel will include live entertainment, including 10 lucky people who get to sing Karaoke with Micky Dolenz, for the cost of a donation to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. The AfterParty is open to everyone who purchases a weekend pass in the Hotel Cosplay Courtyard next to the indoor pool to watch and listen to all the fun. There will be a cash bar at the hotel for people with proper ID.

General admission is cost-effective for families with Advance purchase tickets, Friday, July 6th is only $10 advance and $20 at the door which will include admission to our Friday Night  ConcertParty at the Boxboro Regency. Saturday July 7th is only $15 in advance and $20 at the door from 10 am till 6:00 pm, and Sunday, July 8th is only $12 advance, $20 at the door but only $10 beginning at 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Weekend Pass is only $20 advance, $30 at the door for all 3 days, and includes both the ConcertParty and AfterParty.

 

 

NorthEast ComicCon offers VIP Experiences that are all inclusive at a discount for the fan who wants it all.

A Micky Dolenz VIP Experience for $129.99, and includes (1) Weekend Early Entry Admission to all events at Boxboro Regency Hotel July 6-8, (1) Reserved Seat at the 50th Anniversary screening of the Monkees movie “Head” at the Regent Theatre in Arlington MA on Friday July 6 between 7:00 and 10:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm, (1) Regular photo or other flat item autographed in person by Micky at the Regent prior to the screening or at the Regency Saturday or Sunday, with VIP access to autograph queue, (1) Selfie Photo Op with your own phone or camera, up to two people with Micky at the Regent prior to the screening or at the Regency Saturday or Sunday, (1) Reserved seat for the Q&A in the Seminar Room at the Regency (time and day to be announced), (1) Reserved Seat at the Saturday night special event, “Sing with Micky for Make-A-Wish” in the hotel Courtyard, (1) Special VIP Laminate pass with lanyard and only 50 available. The VIP Experience can be purchased at www.NorthEastComicCons.com.

“Sing with Micky for Make-A-Wish” is a special opportunity for 10 lucky people to sing Karaoke on stage with Micky Dolenz in front of a crowd of friends and fans for Charity at our Saturday Night AfterParty at the Regency Hotel, with more info available at www.monkeemeetandgreets.com.

The Barry Williams VIP Experience includes (1) Weekend Early Entry Admission to all events at Boxboro Regency Hotel July 6-8, (1) Regular photo or other flat item autographed in person by Barry with VIP access to autograph queue, (1) Selfie Photo Op with your own phone or camera, up to two people with Barry, (1) Reserved seat for the Q&A in the Seminar Room at the Regency (time and day to be announced), (1) Special VIP Laminate pass with lanyard and only 50 are available for only $89.00.

John O’Hurley offers a VIP Experience that includes (1) Weekend Early Entry Admission to all events at Boxboro Regency Hotel July 6-8, (1) Regular photo or other flat item autographed in person by John with VIP access to autograph queue, (1) Selfie Photo Op with your own phone or camera, up to two people with John, (1) Voice Mail message recorded by John on your device as J. Peterman, (1) Reserved seat for the Q&A in the Seminar Room at the Regency (time and day to be announced), (1) Special VIP Laminate pass with lanyard and only 50 are available for only $89.00.

The Summer Northeast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza has Early Bird and VIP attendees entering at 9:30 am Saturday and Sunday. Exhibitors and Artists Showcase Friday, July 6th is open from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, followed by a Concert AfterParty. Advance discount tickets are on sale, and children 10 and under are free admission when accompanied by an adult! There is a fee for autographs and photo ops with celebrities.

There will be exhibitors selling Pop Culture, Memorabilia, Collectibles, Records, Toys, Comics, NerdCrafts, Art, Books, Posters and lots more all weekend, along with Cosplay, VideoGames, Puppets, and Kids Crafts.  Professional artists from Marvel, DC and independent publishers, along with authors and creators, will also be appearing.

NEComicCons’ mission is to show the next generations where the jobs are in the creative arts and entrepreneurism with education, mentorship and fun! Our vendors and guests support the mission with their attendance and involvement.

Special Hotel Room rate of only $105.00 per night is available for the entire week, and weekend, by calling the hotel 978-263-8701 and using the code ComicCon. It’s a Holiday week, so come celebrate your Independence Day week in New England!

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Guaranteed Not Boring and Free Parking

MA – New Zodiax Signing

Cartoonist Joe St. Pierre, creator of the new Zodiax, appears at Nick’s Comic Strip on Saturday, May 26th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for a signing.

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Nick’s Comic Strip
149 S. Main St., Middleton, Massachusetts 01949

 

Little Giant Comics Old School Comic Show (New Hampshire) (April 2018)

Little Giant Comics Old School COMIC SHOW in New Hampshire

Convention Name
Little Giant Comics Old School COMIC SHOW
Convention Website Address
http://littlegiantcomics.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/28/2018
About This Convention
If you’re like me and want COMIC BOOKS, ORIGINAL ART & the ARTISTS who make it all happen to be the MAIN FOCUS of the show and not second fiddle……….. then this is the place for you!

COME BE PART OF THE MAGIC!

One day only! Saturday April 28th, 10a-5p at the 20,000 sq.ft. EVERETT ARENA, exit 14 off I93 in CONCORD, NH

95 giant 10×10’s packed with COMIC BOOKS, ORIGINAL ART & AMAZING ARTISTS!!

We did it! WE FILLED A 20,000 sq.ft. ARENA WITH COMICS, ART & ARTISTS!

95 giant 10×10 BOOTHS PACKED!!

Comic Vendors comics SO FAR: (58 of the 95 booths in the arena are COMICS & ART, the rest are ARTISTS)

-CBCS will be at the show accepting submissions and witnessing

– SUPERWORLD COMICS -VINTAGE COMICS/ORIGINAL ART
– Dave & Adams – VINTAGE COMICS & ORIGINAL ART
– Terry’s Comics – VINTAGE COMICS & ORIGINAL ART
– James Payette – VINTAGE COMICS & ORIGINAL ART
– Danielle Smith – VINTAGE COMICS & ORIGINAL ART
– Shattered Comics – MOSAICS, Vintage Comics & Original art
– Little Giant Comics – Vintage Comics, CGC, CBCS
– Standup Comix – Original Art – Vintage Comics
– BopCityComics – Vintage Comics & more
– Sensational Comics- Vintage Comics, Vintage toys
– Mike’s Evil Deeds- wicked cheap Comic books
– Amazing Comics- Vintage Comics & more
– Boutin Comics- Vintage Comics & more
– Ken & MJ Comics- Vintage Comics & more
– Keyblade Comics – Comics, trades & more
– JAK Comics – Vintage Comic & more
– Our Collection Comics & Collectibles – Comics/Art/Toys
– Finar Comics – Vintage Comics, Statues & more
– Panther Comics – Vintage Comics & more
– Plunder Palace Comics – Vintage Comics & more
– Oignucs Comics – Vintage Comics & more
– Camacho Comics & Cards – Vintage Comics & more
– Bourbeau Comics & Collectibles – Vintage Comics& more
– Optimum Phalanx Comics – Vintage Comics & more
– Harrison’s Comics – Vintage Comics & more
– Modern Bard Comics – Vintage Comics & more
– Secret Squirrel Dude from NH – COMICS & TRADES
– Collectibles Unlimited (Concord NH) – Comics & more!
– “BINS OF TOYS” – Vintage Toys & Comics Books
– Serenity Comics – Vintage Comics & More
– Landing Zone Comics – Vintage Comics & More
– JP Comics – Vintage Comics & More
– Washburn Comics – Vintage Comics & More
– Monster Comics – Vintage Comics & More
– Nicks Comic Strip – Vintage Comics & Magazines

ARTISTS COMING…SO FAR (more to be announced!):

– Alex Cormack – Sink, Oxymoron, Comixtribe, 451 & more!
– Joe St. Pierre – Marvel, DC, Image, Valiant, IDW & more!
– Ian Chase Nichols- TMNT, Tick, DC, IDW, BOOM!
– Matthew DiMasi – Shattered variants, MOSAICS
– Rich Woodall – Johnny Raygun, Dark Horse & much more!
– Ed Smith – Raygun/Savage Dragon, Cartoonist at Large
– Dylan Andrews – Batlantic Studios, Warhood Odyssey
– Joseph Schmalke – The Infernal Pact, Calamitous Black Devils
– Ryan Browne – Image, IDW, Tellos, Zombiepetz, Aspen, Titan
– Carrie Browne – Carries Boutique – handmade superhero stuff
– The Angry Geeks Show – WICKED COOL GUYS
– Michael Mitchell – Mitchell Comics, ZOMBIE-SUB 920
– The Comic Hunters – Wild Willy sniffing out comics
– Susan Ciccone- The Restoration Lab – COMIC ROYALTY
– Dominic Killiany – Amazing ARTIST – canvas and prints
– Mike Doherty – Saturday Night Comics, Pop Culture sushi
– Billy Nichols – Saturday Night Comics, Photography
– Geore O’Connor – Homeless Comics, HEALED, BABY
– Casey Kruk -Kruked ARt , sketch artist sketch artist
– Jesse Lundburg – Harold the Happy Human Eater
– Jason Casey – fan art and prints, Animals In Nature
– Ron leary Jr. – Heavy Metal, IDW, Image Comics, Marvel
– Keith Gleason – HeroEnvy, Reckless Sidekick Productions
– Damon E. Goss – Ohana Family art
– Tobias Baharain – Comic book art
– Greg Moustafis – Boom Squad, prints, art
– Gary Henderson – Pyramid Knights
– Jay Kennedy – Altered Reality Comics
– Paul Timmons – hell of an artist!
– Dennis Burke – Caricatures & more!
– Barney Smith – StoryComics, Lion and Dove
– Mary Dumas – Just Yaoi comics
– Greg Charland – Pretty Power Princess, InkyCharland
– David J LeBlanc – Comic Book/Pop Art – Action Abstraction

PEOPLE…….If you are looking for a Pop Culture CON……….This ain’t that!

THIS IS A COMIC SHOW!

-If you’re a vendor and you want to be part of something special, THEN THIS IS YOUR SHOW
-If you’re a vendor and you are tired of tiny 6 foot tables with no room behind to set up and want ALL 10 x 10 BOOTHS for under $100….. then this is your SHOW
-If you’re a vendor and you want a FREE SET UP DAY the day before the show so you aren’t scrambling at 7:00am to get open….. then this is your show

If you are looking for the fidget spinner guy you better hit the flea because this is a COMIC SHOW!!

COMIC HUNTERS and the Comic Hunter bus will be there to evaluate your old comics FOR FREE!!

PEOPLE, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW – THIS IS GOING TO BE SPECIAL!!

DUE TO THE QUALITY OF THE BOOKS AND ORIGINAL ART THAT WILL BE THERE WE HAVE ASKED FOR AN ARMED POLICE DETAIL. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT RARE BIUG BOOK OR MONSTER KEY THEN THIS IS THE SHOW FOR YOU!

Venue Name and Address
Little Giant Comics Old School COMIC SHOW
EVERETT ARENA 15 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH 03301
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
91
Projected Attendance
1,300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Alex Cormack, Joe St. Pierre, Ian Chase Nichols, Matthew DiMasi, Rich Woodall, Ed Smith, Dylan Andrews, Joseph Schmalke, Ryan Browne, Carrie Browne, Michael Mitchell, Susan Ciccone, Dominic Killany, Mike Doherty, Billy Nichols, George O’Connor, Casey Kruk, Jesse Lundburg, Jason Casey, Ron Leary Jr., Keith Gleason, Damon E. Goss, Tobias Baharain, Greg Moustafis, Gary Henderson, Jay Kennedy, Paul Timmons, Dennis Burke, Barney Smith, Mary Dumas, Greg Charland, David J. LeBlanc

Little Giant Comics Old School COMIC SHOW

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza with AnimeFest (December 2017)

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con

Convention Name
Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza with AnimeFest
Convention Website Address
http://www.SouthCoastComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/09/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/10/2017
About This Convention
The Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Anime Fest is a family friendly entertainment event featuring all things that appeal to fans of Comics, Collectibles, Movies, Television, Video Games, Cosplay, Personal Experiences, Nerd, Geek, Anime and Pop Culture.

Our focus is on the family and fans who are young at heart. The costs we keep low so that we can pass the savings on to our customers, and we are the most affordable convention in New England at the present time.

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Anime Fest will include Celebrities signing autographs plus professional photo ops with the stars. But we will not bring in anyone who we don’t think will fit into our dynamic programming and keep things affordable for fans.

Artists include numerous comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, horror and cartoon creators. And we will encourage local creators who make their own comics, books, films, and other entertainments. Fan art will be limited, as we feel that creativity is more.

Live entertainment is featured all day with Music, Panels, Workshops, and Entertainers on the main stage. Free play to play video gaming on vintage and modern systems from GameUnderground, table top gaming, and anything else we can bring to the convention that will entertain fans and families alike.

Located at the Hanover Mall Event Center
1775 Washington St
Hanover, Massachusetts. 02339

Venue Name and Address
Hanover Mall Event Center
1775 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Jennifer Cihi, Christopher Corey Smith, Gigi Edgley, Nicholas Brendon, Mark Goddard, Keith Champagne, Jeff Kline, Joe St. Pierre, Steve Lavigne, Kadrolsha Ona,

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & AnimeFest

MA – The New Zodiax Signing

Artist Joe St. Pierre appears at Paper Asylum on Saturday, October 7th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM for an in-store signing and sketching. He’ll also have copies of his book The New Zodiax!

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Paper Asylum
166 Cabot St, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
(978) 998-4692

 

MA – The New Zodiax Signing

Former Spider-Man artist Joe St. Pierre appears at Paper Asylum on Saturday, July 8th from noon till 4:00 PM for an in-store signing and sketching. He’ll also have copies of his book The New Zodiax! Plus Speakeasy Donuts will be there with a pop up shop.

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Paper Asylum
166 Cabot St, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
(978) 998-4692

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (July 2017)

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con

Convention Name
Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NEComicCon.Net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/22/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/23/2017
About This Convention
Careers In The Creative Arts BSCCC Focus

The Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza is more than just a comic book convention for fans to spend money, stand in line, dress up and pose or even meet a celebrity, artist or creator. Yes, we have ALL of that, and more.

The mission statement for all events produced by Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza producer Gary Sohmers, is to show the next generation where the careers are in the creative arts, by giving young people the opportunity to immerse themselves among other current and future professionals for shared knowledge in the numerous fields where job opportunities exist.

The number of careers available in the creative arts outnumbers many other categories of job creation and include art, film, television, gaming, publishing, costuming, special effects and writing along with creating and producing all of these jobs in the entertainment industries. Every ancillary aspect that drives consumer goods sales including advertising, media, marketing, sales, retail and internet are all industries dependent on creative thinkers and “artists” to allow them to succeed.

As part of the fun of learning, BSCCC will be offering numerous opportunities for all age groups to gain some insights, so families can learn and share the info gathered.

As far as celebrities go, it takes hard work and luck to be a “celebrity,” which any of them will tell you. But the career they chose as a young child actor like Micky Dolenz on the 1950s TV show “Circus Boy” and The Monkees in the 1960s, and Chasen Hampton who starred on the “All New Micky Mouse Club,” along with Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli of “Adventures of Pete & Pete” in the 1990s can give some direction and knowledge to young people thinking of pursuing careers in acting or music during one on one conversations with them or in the Panels or Q&A.  And Billy West’s career in radio, voice over work in animation and as the iconic voice of the Red M&M, shows that the path from silliness as a kid to respect in a career can be a strange one.

Great comic book artists working for Marvel, DC, Disney and independently, such as Joe St. Pierre, Steve Geiger, Joe Caramagna and others share advice, review portfolios and mentor budding young artists, writers and creators.

Other aspects of the creative arts include New Yorker and Mad Magazine humorous cartooning (Bob Eckstein), licensed merchandising and characterizations (Joey Mars) and animation and character design for The Simpsons (Phil Ortiz). Creator of the only all female animated musical group, Those American Girls, and of the Professor Panic and Scary Stories podcast, Peter Bernard, and many other authors and creators such as Will Murray, Brian Hall, MW Schwartz and others can offer some advice on starting a new concept from scratch and those challenges only learned from doing.

Jeff Kline has had a long career in television animation production having produced Transformers: Robots In Disguise, DragonTales, Jackie Chan Adventures and many other, and is currently publisher of Darby Pop with the only official Bruce Lee comic, and he will be offering to review young artists’ portfolios.

In costuming, the event features great Cosplay activities including our original Create-A-Hero, Create-A-Villain and Create-A-Character Costume Contests each day, where an original idea and costume is presented on stage for voting by the fans.  Its cosplay with an original backstory, and mash-ups are accepted.  Get your creative on, and maybe you can meet a writer and an artist and soon be involved in a new project.

Mike Lopez and the team from Kids Comic Con will be having drawing, writing and creative workshops all weekend for kids.  Emmy Award winning puppeteer Bill Diamond will be offering How-To Puppet workshops, along with fun and games in our Puppetland. Eric Bornstein will be making Masks including cosplay, parade and theatrical. All of these people are showing why there really are careers in the arts for dedicated people who want to do something passionately enough to learn it.

The schedule of activities is on the website www.SouthCoastComicCon.com, although many of the creative arts professionals will be at their tables for walk up conversations.

Show hours are Saturday July 22 from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm and Sunday July 23 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with early bird entry for an additional fee at 9:30 am.  Box office opens at 9:00 am.

Venue Name and Address
Hanover Mall Event Center
1775 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Micky Dolenz, James Tolkan, Billy West, Mark Goddard, Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Phil Ortiz, Jeff Kline, Bill Diamond, Joe St Pierre, Steve Geiger, Joe Caramagna, Kadrolsha Ona, Chasen Hampton, Tommy DeNucci, Susan Backlinie,

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con Summer 2017

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Clay McCormack, Derek Rook, Paul Kirchner, and Joe St. Pierre sign at That’s Entertainment from noon till 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (December 2016)

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Convention Name
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NEComicCon.Net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/04/2016
About This Convention
Dean Cain, well known for portraying Clark Kent & Superman on the TV show “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and currently appearing on Supergirl will be headlining the celebrity guest lineup at the Dec. 3 & 4, 2016 winter edition of the Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington MA near Boston.

Dean and other celebrities will be attending Saturday and Sunday to meet fans, sign autographs, offer photo ops and Q&A panels. Tickets and Information is available at www.NEComicCon.Net

Immediately after graduation, Cain signed on as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury during training camp ended his football career prematurely. In 1993, Cain took on his biggest role to date as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the height of its popularity, it would bring in an average of at least 15 million viewers per episode. In 1998, Cain started the Angry Dragon Entertainment production company, which produced the TBS Superstation television series Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. Cain made a return to the Superman franchise, with a special guest role in a season seven episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a character based upon the DC Comics villain Vandal Savage; and currently is in a recurring role of Supergirl, as the title character’s foster father, Jeremiah Danvers. Cain also appeared in the mid-season premiere of Comic Book Men, appearing at Kevin Smith‘s Secret Stash where the crew was celebrating 75 years of Superman, citing that Dean Cain helped people care about Superman again.

Billy West will be appearing to sign autographs, do photo ops and have fun with fans all weekend. Billy is best known for his voice actor work, but his career in radio and television that began in the 1980’s when he did comedic impersonations for Charles Laquidara‘s Big Mattress morning show on Boston’s WBCN FM radio network. By the mid-90s, he had moved to doing impersonations on The Howard Stern Show, giving him greater exposure. From there, West became involved with the Nickelodeon shows Doug and Ren & Stimpy. Portraying the title characters on both shows, Billy West saw his voiceover work reach an even larger, yet younger audience. This led to Warner Bros. hiring him for the film Space Jam in 1996. Featuring Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, two characters whom he has sporadically voiced throughout the next decade. He is also very well known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry, Zapp Branigan, Professor Fanrsworth, Zoidberg and others on Futurama, which began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes through 2012 and currently airs on Comedy Central. In addition he is also the voice of the iconic Red M&M.

Also appearing will be actor Sean Gunn, who starred on “Gilmore Girls,” is the body double for Rocket Racoon in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and also appearing as Ravager Kraglin in Vol.1 and the upcoming Vol 2 GOTG, as Toby in “Super” and starring in the new James Gunn film “The Belko Experiment,” for autographs, photos and a Q&A on his career.

Candy Clark, actress in the classic “American Grafitti” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth” with David Bowie, among many other film and television roles, will also be signing autographs, offering photo ops, and a Q&A about her experiences working with David Bowie, Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas and others.

Special musical guest will be Cherie Currie, lead singer in the ground breaking all female punk rock band The Runaways, who also appeared in films including “Foxes” with Jodie Foster, an accomplished chainsaw carver, will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans, doing a Q&A panel and performing some Runaways songs at the After Party Concert Sat. Dec. 3rd in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium along with The Lights Out, Charlie Farren, Tsunami of Sound and others

Other guests include Robert Bruce, Producer and Talent on “AMC’s Comic Book Men” with Kevin Smith, and well known collector and dealer of Japanese Animation and Vintage Toys, seeking characters to possibly appear on Comic Book Men. Also appearing will be Jeff Kline, Executive Producer of animated television series including “Transformers: Robots In Disguise,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “Dragon Tales” and “Godzilla,” currently writer and publisher at Darby Pop Comics, offering portfolio reviews, and both will educate on a panel on Careers in the Creative Arts for the Next Generation.

Some of the other pop culture guests include Gary Sohmers, known as the King of Pop Culture from his 13 seasons appearing as an appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow” and host of the talk radio program “Calling All Collectors,” Kadrolsha Ona, the Queen of the Paranormal, action figure and horror monster sculptor Lawrence Elig and Comic Book folks including Steve Lavigne (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man), Alex Simmons (Archie) and Bill Anderson (X-Men) among others.

There will be a large and diverse range of collectibles, comics, toys, nerd crafts, art, literature, records, video games and accoutrements of popular culture from music, TV and film, covering from the mid 20th century to today’s most popular and hard to get items for the nerds, geeks and fans on your holiday shopping list.

There will be Cosplay Stage Activities all weekend, including Costume Contests with Prizes, Cosplay Games, Pose-OffsTM, Meetup Group Shots and include our Create-A-Hero, Create-A-Villain and Create-A-Character for Original Costuming Contests with a Backstory. Also on the Cosplay stage will be presentations of Special FX make-up and costuming with Tyler Green and Ebony Amber, and presentations of Parade and Special FX Masks with Eric Bornstein of Behind the Mask Studio.

Puppetry workshops and performances by Muppeteers Noel MacNeal, puppeteer and voice of Bear from Disney’s “Bear in the Big Blue House” TV show, and Bill Diamond, with puppets he used working on “The Dark Crystal,” “Fraggle Rock” and “Little Shop of Horrors” including the Audrey 2 man eating plant puppet along with other educational opportunities at the Kids Comic Con section featuring coloring, writing, story-telling and other activities. There is free admission for children 8 and under.

The Game Underground Arena features free play on vintage and modern video game systems, along with tournaments with prizes. The Fez room will feature Morgan White Jr’s Trivia contests with prizes and Zephyr Workshop providing tabletop and card games for free play, while live music is performed on the Geekbeat Radio stage including The World Is Square and numerous chiptune artists.

The Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will be open Saturday Dec. 3 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, and Sunday Dec. 4 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, with an early entry available at 9:30 am each day for an added fee. There are Celebrity VIP opportunities available. Admission available in advance for discount prices online at www.NEComicCon.Net. There is a fee for autographs and photos ops.

Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Wilmington, MA 01887
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Dean Cain, Billy West, Sean Gunn, Candy Clark, Cherie Currie, Gerry Casale, Kadrolsha Ona, Jeff Kline, Bill Diamond, Noel MacNeal, Dan Parent, Alex Simmons, Joe St. Pierre

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Plastic City Comic Con Holds Inaugural Show on July 30th

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Plastic City July 2016 Flyer

Plastic City Comic Con holds their inaugural event for comics, toys and pop culture fans in North Central Massachusetts on Saturday July 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Leominster Veterans Memorial Center. Jam packed with comic artists, writers, creators, and vendors! FREE ADMISSION! Guests include:

  • Paul Kupperberg: Former editor of DC Comics and Weekly World News. Writer of Supergirl, Green Lantern, and Archie.
  • Joe Caramagna: Writer of Ultimate Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers Assemble. Creator of Further Adventures of Wyatt Earp.
  • Veronica Fish: Artist for the New Archie Series, Pirates of Mars, and The Wendy Project.
  • Andy Fish: Artist and Writer for several books including How to Draw Graphic Novels, Dracula’s Army, and Geeks and Greeks.
  • Joe St. Pierre: Artist for Spider-Man, Venom, Batman, Deadpool, and Transformers. He is also the creator of the New Zodiax.
  • Sean Wang: Artist for the Tick and Meltdown for Image Comics. He is also the creator of his hit Sci-Fi series Runners.
  • Rich Woodall: Writer of Kyrra Alien Jungle Girl for Dark Horse. Artist for the Zombie Bomb! Comic Anthology and creator of Johnny Raygun.

Further details and the full guest list may be found on the website at the link

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