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    Chris Trevas, John Ostrander, and Chris Scalf sign on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!

    Book Group
    Authors, artists and storm troopers — WOW! This day is packed full of fun for Star Wars enthusiasts, young and old. Art on display, panel presentation of authors and more. Do not miss this event.

    Barnes & Noble – Ann Arbor
    Huron Village, 3235 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Annapolis Comic-Con Fall Spectacular (October 2012)

    Annapolis Comic-Con

    Convention Name
    Annapolis Comic-Con Fall Spectacular
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    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    About This Convention
    Everything you love about the Annapolis Comic-Con with a Halloween theme!! Spooky!
    Venue Name and Address
    Roger “Pip” Moyer Community Center
    273 Hilltop Ln
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    United States
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    Projected Attendance
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Benefit Auction at Chicago Comic-Con for John Ostrander

    July 14, 2009 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

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    Press Release:

    An auction will be held at the Chicago Comic-Con (nee Wizard World Chicago) the evening of Saturday, August 8, 2009 to raise funds for comics veteran John Ostrander, who is undergoing a series of operations and medical treatments to fight off blindness.

    Recently, John underwent a series of operations that might have saved his remaining eyesight. Progress has been made but he faces considerably more treatment in the months ahead.

    To help Ostrander cover his costs, a committee has been organized called Comix4Sight. Solicitations for the benefit auction have gone out, and the response from the comics community has been overwhelming.

    “The cost of John’s procedures has been astronomical, and are only partially covered by insurance. And by ‘partially,’ I’m being polite,” committee co-chairperson Mike Gold disclosed. “John has to go up to Boston repeatedly for treatment, and on two occasions thus far he had to spend a week there for the actual surgery.

    “Like so many other Americans John is without sufficient medical coverage to cover these types of expenses; sadly, his insurance will expire in about a year,” Gold noted. “With the assistance of Peter Katz and Wizard Entertainment, Adriane Nash, Mike Raub and I have organized a benefit auction to raise funds for John’s medical expenses. We will be having this auction Saturday night at the Chicago Comic Con to be held at the Rosemont Convention Center near O’Hare Field on August 6th through 9th.”

    Original art, signed scripts, comics memorabilia, autographed books and similar items are being donated to the auction. “Within the first 24 hours we’ve received pledges of contributions including original art and signed books by Gail Simone, Howard Chaykin, David Lloyd, Dave Sim, Norm Breyfogle, Dick Giordano, Dennis O’Neil, Hilary Barta, Kevin Van Hook, Mark Badger, Michael Davis, Rick Stasi, Paul Gulacy, Joe Landsdale, and, of course, John’s GrimJack collaborator Timothy Truman. We’re getting commitments and contributions every day,” committee co-chairperson Adriane Nash stated.

    “We’ve set up a website – www.comix4sight.com – that will be carrying updated information about both the benefit and the auction items,” Nash continued. “We’ll also be posting the results of the auction, and any items that came in too late for the benefit will be auctioned off at the site. We will donate any excess revenue to other comics professionals suffering from major vision issues or to The Hero Initiative.”

    Monetary contributions would also be gratefully accepted by check or through PayPal at www.comix4sight.com. Individuals and corporations interested in making contributions should send them to:

    Mike Gold and Adriane Nash
    304 Main Avenue, #194
    Norwalk, CT 06851