Upcoming Garden State Comic Fest Doubles In Size for July 2015

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Press Release:

UPCOMING GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST DOUBLES IN SIZE TO FEATURE COMIC NOTABLES

Featuring many top flight comic creators, vendors and cosplayers like Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars, Magic the Gathering), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman) Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man, Superman), Ethan Van Sciver (The Flash, New X-Men), and Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Justice Society of America) and writers like Larry Hama (GI Joe, Wolverine) and Erica Schultz (Revenge, M3). The Garden State Comic Fest will be holding what promises to be New Jersey’s best Summer comic book convention from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, July 26th at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey.

“We also have some of the top comic book dealers in the world like Metropolis Collectibles, owners of the $3.2 Million first appearance of Superman comic book, and Dave’s American Comics, as well as Jersey stores like Zapp! Comics, Fat Moose and East Side Mags,” said promoter and founder Dave O’Hare.

“At its heart the GS Comic Fest is going to be a good old fashioned comic book convention that’s fun, fan friendly and affordable. We will have new and rare comics, art, toys and other collectibles,” O’Hare said.

“We decided to move locations to the Mennen Sports Arena, increasing our size to almost 25,000 square feet and over 200 tables and booths,” said Sal Zurzolo, O’Hare’s co-owner/promoter. “That along with the switch from one to two days allows us to bring in more A-plus exhibitors.”

“At The Garden State Comic Fest you can diversify your portfolio by investing in valuable collectibles,” O’Hare noted. “Wannabe artists can get advice from our published professionals. Individuals can sell their comics, get lucky and win a door prize or enter and win over a thousand dollars in prizes in the costume contest, art contest, and trivia contests.”

Also featured will be nationally renowned cosplayers (costume players), coming from around the country like BelleChere and Mikomi Chan, plus local favorites like Ruby Rinekso and Brea Biaa.

With free parking for attendees the two-day Garden State Comic Fest will take place from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, July 26th at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey. Single admission tickets range from $13-$65.  Tickets are available on-line and will be available at the door. For more information, log onto: www.gardenstatecomicfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/Gardenstatecomicfest.

NYC – A Sailor’s Story Signing

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Press Release:

Golden Age Comic Book Legend (and WWII Veteran) SAM GLANZMAN will be available from 6-8pm on Wednesday, May 20th at JHU Comic Books in New York City (just a few short blocks from Penn Station) to meet with his fans and sign copies of his new A SAILOR’S STORY collection, published recently by Dover Publications!

Joining him will be some amazing comic book greats!

Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, Nightcrawler)

Larry Hama (GI JOE, Wolverine)

Will Franz (The Lonely War of Capt. Willy Schultz, Fighting Army)

Purchase of A SAILOR’S STORY required to participate in event. You may also bring ONE item from your personal collection to be signed.

Mr. Glanzman LOVES his fans, but due to the high demand for his autograph (and taking into consideration the fact that he just turned 90), we are asking that everyone abide by these guidelines, to ensure a healthy experience for Mr. Glanzman, as well as a fun and memorable experience for all his amazing fans. Also, while Mr. Glanzman will NOT be doing sketches or artwork of any kind, he would be happy to take a photo with any of his fans. THANK YOU SO MUCH or your understanding and cooperation.

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Legendary comic book artist Sam Glanzman draws upon his own experiences aboard a WWII destroyer in these gripping tales of Navy life, including a new 10-page story and a new foreword by New York Times-bestselling author of World War Z, Max Brooks. Recounted in graphic novel style, these dramatic adventures realistically depict a teenager’s military career, from initiation and advancement through the ranks to tours of the Pacific and kamikaze attacks at the Battle of Okinawa.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NJ – G.I. Joe Signing

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Comic book legend Larry Hama will appear at Zapp Comics in Wayne, NJ for a signing on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from noon till 3:00 pm! Larry was the original writer of the G.I. Joe franchise and has worked on multiple titles like Wolverine, Batman, Conan the Barbarian, Bucky O’Hare, and many more.

RSVP on Facebook!

Zapp Comics
574 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
973-628-4500

Ultracon of South Florida (December 2014)

The Original Is Back. Fort Lauderdale’s own, Ultracon of South Florida At The Broward Convention Center.

December 13th & 14th 2014

ULTRACON OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Broward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

PURCHASE OUR ONLINE ADVANCE TWO DAY PACKAGE FOR ONLY $30
www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

10:00 AM Until 8:00 Pm Saturday. $20
10:00 Am Until 6:00 PM Sunday. $15

Adults at the Door $20, Sunday at the door $15, Kids Age of 10 and younger
free,

Cosplay Contest for all ages.

Cosplay Contest, Saturday Grand Prize $300

Cosplay Contest, Sunday Grand Prize $300

We will also have the kids division group division & much more Prizes.

Cosplay, Anime Collectibles, Manga Toys, Comic Books, Sports Cards, Star
Wars and Transformers.

Visit Our ULTRACON of SOUTH FLORIDA Website for Guest and Vendor
Information & Also Ticket Sales Please Visit…

www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Join Our Like Page And Show Your Support.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ultracon-Of-South-Florida/717627118263967?ref=hl

Email: irving@ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Featuring a Magic the Gathering Tournament- December 13th & 14th 2014.

Group Panels, Card Gaming Tournaments & much
More.

ULTRACON will feature a Comic Book Corner For Local Comic Book Dealers &
Artist Displaying & Selling Their Comic Books & Art Work….

PURCHASE THE ONLINE ADVANCE TWO DAY PACKAGE FOR ONLY $30

ULTRACON welcomes the following Celebrities and Artists & Cosplay Guests.

1) Marvel Artist : Larry Hama

Larry Hama is a writer/cartoonist/illustrator/actor/musician who has
worked in comics, tv and film. He is best known as the writer of Marvel’s
“GI Joe” comics in the ‘eighties, and as the writer of Marvel’s
“Wolverine” in the ‘nineties. More recently he has scripted “Spooks,” and
“Barack the Barbarian” for Devil’s Due Comics, “GI Origins” and “GI Joe A
Real American Hero” for IDW as well as various animation and video game
projects. He was Artist in Residence at Asian/Pacific/American Arts
Institute at NYU in 2012. Most recently, he is the author of “The Death of
Captain America” a prose novel for Marvel (hardcover) that features
characters (Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Nick Fury) who are prominent in
the new Captain America movie.

In comics, he has written, edited or drawn for Avengers, Blaze, Nth Man,
The Nam, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bizarre Adventures, X-Men,
Spider-Man, Daredevil, and dozens more. His illustrations and cartoons
have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York and Rolling Stone. He
has appeared on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures” and on
TV in MASH, SNL and “Another World.”


2)Ultracon gives a warm welcome to Marvel Comics Artist : Pat Broderick

comic book artist known for his work on the Micronauts. Broderick also
pencilled the four-part “Batman: Year Three” storyline, written by Marv
Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Tim Drake.

Comic Book Artist of such books as Captain Marvel, Micronauts, Dr. Doom
2099, Firestorm, Alpha Flight, Spectre, Creature Commandos ,  Weird War
Tales #93, The Fury of Firestorm in June 1982, Captain Atom, Green Lantern
volume 3 series, & much more.


3)Ultracon gives a warm welcome to Vampirela artist : Gonzalo Mayo

Comic Book Artist of such books as Vampirela from the 1970’s, Red Sonja,
El Cid, Nagizul, Dragonstar & much more.


4) Steve Cardenas The Red Power Ranger heads to Ultracon!

Steve Cardenas is a American martial artist and former actor, perhaps most
noted for playing Rocky DeSantosin the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV
series.

Steve Cardenas has been in martial arts for 28 years. He earned 5th degree
black belt in tae kwon do and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His
character, Rocky, replaced Jason Lee Scott (played by Austin St. John) as
the Red Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, and he later
became the Blue Ranger for Power Rangers Zeo. He had no previous acting
experience and had to learn on the job.

5) Larry Mainland from the Walking dead coming to Ultracon!

Larry Mainland is best known as a featured zombie in “The Walking Dead”.
His image was the first to be released from the set before the show aired
and has been used extensively for advertising in more than 135 countries.
He has been on the cover of numerous magazines, such as “Entertainment
Weekly” in the US and “SFX”, the #1 Sci-Fi magazine in the United Kingdom,
twice and almost countless articles worldwide. He’s seen on t-shirts,
mugs, buttons and virtually anything you can put an image on, including
board games and even on “Xbox Live”.

His other Film and TV credits also include such notables as “Sick People”,
“Contagion”, “The Three Stooges”, “Level Up”, “Remnant” and “Home”…just to
name a few. In August, 2015 he will be appearing in the new movie
“Goosebumps”, so be sure to look out for that!

6) Giggles, Boss & Thug

These creepy clowns will be back to take pictures and sign posters for all
of our Horror Fans In South Florida. Their presence will be felt At
ULTRACON.

7) UFC & MMA Fighter Mike “The Wolverine” Rio

South Florida UFC Fighter, Mike The Wolverine Rio will be signing
autographs and
taking pictures with his fans at ULTRACON

8) UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage

Homegrown Florida UFC Fighter, Marcus Brimage will make his presence
Felt At ULTRACON by Autographing & Taking Pictures With His Fans. Feel the
Power of this awesome fighting force!

9) Paranormal Crossroads Investigations.

Paranormal Crossroads Investigations is a very unique team of the most
diversified kind. Our team is comprised of many vocations including
healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers, moms, dads, business
owners, students as well as high school and college professors!
Spiritually, we are equally as eclectic! Our beliefs include Christianity,
Judaism, Wicca, Buddhism & Native American. We are also multi-lingual,
with team members who speak English, Spanish, Hebrew and Farsi!

So many have asked us what could bring such a group of us together; The
answer is simple. We have a shared passion to grow and assist our
communities and to educate and further the study of the paranormal
sciences.
Each of our team members is closely connected. We consider ourselves one
family.

We cover all of Florida from the Panhandle to Key West as well as the
Tri-State Kentucky area and Lima Peru!

PCI is diligently striving to find answers, explanations, and verification
of the paranormal. We want to continually provide comfort and support
through a structured approach to investigating claims of this phenomenon.

10) Author Kerry Cepero

Author Of Titles WARHEAD & MELTDOWN Kerry Cepero will be on hand signing
books and taking pictures with fans. Be there on Saturday as Kerry
releases two new books exclusively for ULTRACON!
Be the first to buy the next book in the WARHEAD: Agent of Destruction
series “RADIOACTIVE” and be the first to own his new book BLACK. Only at
ULTRACON!

11) Tamerlane
Real Life Super Villain Tamberlane will be at Ultracon with his team doing
amazing panels.

12) The Walking Dead Sketch Artist Steve Lydic

Steve Lydic will be at ULTRACON signing prints and “Talking Dead” with fans.

Ultracons Cosplay Guest & Host.

13) Ultracon cosplay host Green Betty cosplay & Jakejames will be leading
the way at the Ultracon cosplay contest.

14) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to: Callie Cosplay

Callie Cosplay is the stage name of Florida costumer Leah Burroughs.
Callie has been Cosplaying for about Two Years now and has gained a
plethora of craftsmanship skills in order to sustain and efficiently build
upon her superhero lifestyle.

Come Out & Visit Callie Cosplay !!

15) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest : Heather 1337.

Come Out & Visit Heather 1337 !!

16) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest: Cujo & T.C Dangerous &
Geekgirl 421 also will be judging our Ultracon contest.

Come Out & Visit Cujo & T.C Dangerous & Geekgirl 421 !!

17) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest :Technecally Toki &
cosplay judge.

Come Out & Visit Technecally Toki !!

18) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest : No Ordinary Balloon Man.

Come Out & Visit No Ordinary Ballon Man !!

19) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest: Harley’s Love Shack.

Come Out & Visit Harley’s Love Shack !!

20) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest: Danny Cosplay

Come Out & Visit Danny Cosplay !!

21) The Pow Wow Radio Show & PSN Radio
They will have a live broadcast Saturday & Sunday
with live interviews of our Guests, Vendors & Fans….

We Will Announce More Guest & Celebrities As We Get Closer to The Event.

Ultra Con Will Feature Collectors And Dealers From All Over the Country
Selling Collectibles New & Vintage, Modern Toys, Custom Toy Work, Anime
Collectibles, Hot Wheels, Old Vintage Sports Cards, Avengers Comic Books,
Comic Art, Star Trek Comic Books and Collectibles. Vintage GI Joe’s From
The 1960’s & 1970’s, Hundreds Of 3 3/4 GI Joe Vehicles & Figures On
Display, , United Kingdom Action Man From The 1960’s& 1970’s, Star Wars
Old & New ,Monsters Old & New Godzilla,Transformers, Dragonball Z, Power
Rangers, Marvel Legends, Marvel
Universe, Toy Biz, Bandai, DC Action Figures Action Figures.

Vendors Info visit Ultracon website at www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Ultracon Ultracon

VA Comicon (November 2014)

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Convention Name
The VA Comicon in Richmond
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/22/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/23/2014
About This Convention
Now in it’s 28th year, this will be the BIGGEST VA Comicon EVER, with almost 200 booths, over 100 artists, Cosplay, Deloreans, and more! We are VA’s #1 comic book show for investment collectors looking for rare comics. GI Joe fans will want to meet Larry Hama, the Godfather of GI Joe, and Herb Trimpe, the co-creator of Wolverine! Turtles Fans will want to pick up our special TMNT foil edition comic limited to just a few 100, with a cover by guest Matt Slay! Don’t Miss out…it will be almost 200 booths, with FREE parking, and Richmond’s LARGEST Anime show (included)…all for only $19.95!
Venue Name and Address
The Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
180
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Billy Tucci, Dan Parent, Jerry Gaylord, Tom King, Brian Clevinger

NYC – Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing

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James Tynion IV, Amy Chu, Alitha Martinez, Tom Chu, Marguerite Bennett, Morgan O. Shay, and Larry Hama appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Larry Hama, Ron Marz, Bryan J.L. Glass, and more appear at Level Up Entertainment on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Join us on May 3rd for free comics, special guests, vendors, artists, prizes, costume contest, sales, and more!

Some of this year’s special events include:

TRANSFORMERS vs GI JOE #0 LAUNCH PARTY, brought to you by IDW Publishing!

Unveiling of this year’s GI JOE vs TRANSFORMERS EPIC DIORAMA!

Special Q&A and workshop with the talented RON MARZ!

Guests include:
Ron Marz – Writer
Best known for: Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Marvel vs DC, Star Wars, Batman/Aliens

Larry Hama – Writer
Best known for: G.I. Joe, Bucky O’Hare, Avengers, Wolverine

Bryan J.L. Glass – Writer
Best known for: The Mice Templar, Furious, Thor: First Thunder, Valkyrie

Robert Bruce – Popculturist
Best known for: AMC’s Comic Book Men

Mark Bellomo – Author
Best known for: Totally Tubular 80’s Toys, Transformers: Identification & Price Guide, The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe

Justin Piatt and Zack Dolan – SUPER!

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Level Up Entertainment
4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
(609) 569-9200

NYC – JHU Anniversary Signing

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Amy Chu, James Tynion IV, Larry Hama, Robert Rodi, Tom Chu, and Alitha Martinez (Batgirl, WWE Superstars) appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, April 30th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm to celebrate the launches of both Vertigo Quarterly and Girls Night Out: The Way Love Goes.

PURE INSANITY, MAYHEM AND ABSOLUTE FUN! Oh, and probably some cake, as it is also the first birthday of JHU Comic Books!

Purchase of Vertigo Quarterly: CYAN #1 required to participate in signing/event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Epic Proportions Booth Schedule for NYCC 2013

New York Comic Con is just a few days away. And Epic Proportions/Secret Identities Universe has some GREAT signings scheduled at their booth (#2010) this year!

On Friday October 11, they will host Greg Pak, Bernard Chang, Cliff Chiang, and Walter Simonson!

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And then not to be undone, on Saturday October 12, we’ll have Larry Hama, Bernard Chang, and Walter Simonson.

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This year Epic Proportions boasts their biggest booth yet! A 10×20 corner booth! Booth 2010!

And to help celebrate this, they have once again partnered up with THE Walter Simonson (Thor, Batman, Fantastic Four, Beta Ray Bill, Archangel) to create one amazing contest!

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The above image represents a 13×19 giclee print that 2 lucky winners will get for free!

All you have to do to enter is purchase one of the EP Comic Con Exclusive Ragnarok tees:

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Coast City Comicon (November 2013)

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Convention Name
Coast City Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://coastcitycomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/10/2013
About This Convention
Coast City Comicon 2013 will feature both an MST3K reunion featuring Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl, and Kevin Murphy, and a Savage Streets reunion featuring Linnea Quigley, Kristi Somers, Brian Frishman, Scott Mayer and Robert Dryer! This will be the very first East Coast reunion for the Savage Streets cast, as well as the first ever convention appearances by Kristi Somers and Brian Frishman!

So far, we’ve booked:

Bill Corbett (Voice of MST3K’s Crow T Robot)

Kevin Murphy (Voice of MST3K’s Tom Servo)

Mary Jo Pehl (MST3K’s Pearl Forrester)

Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Creepozoids, Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Savage Streets)

Brian Frishman (Savage Streets, Midnight Madness, School Spirit, Starforce)

Scott Mayer (Savage Streets)

Robert Dryer (Savage Streets, The Borrower, Behind Enemy Lines, Street Knight)

Kristi Somers (Savage Streets, Hardbodies, Tomboy, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Return to Horror High)

Ethan Nicolle (Co-creator of Axe Cop)

Tim Seeley (GI Joe, Hack/Slash, Ex Sanguine, co-creator of Revival)

Mike Norton (Creator of Battlepug, co-creator of Revival)

Larry Hama (GI Joe, creator of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes)

Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, TMNT: Secret History of the Foot Clan)

Chris Burnham (Batman Inc. Vol 1 and 2, co-creator of Bat-Cow)

Yanick Paquette (Batman Inc., Civil War: X-Men, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman: Earth One)

Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline Lamb (Adventure Time)

Ben Templesmith (Co-creator of 30 Days of Night, Fell, Ten Grand, creator of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse)

Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond, Impulse, Harley Quinn, The Perhapanauts)

Rich Woodall (Creator of Johnny Raygun)

Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy, Thundercats, Silver Hawks)

Doug Paskiewicz (Arsenic Lullaby)

Rachel Deering (Creepy, Anathema, Womanthology, Womanthology: Space, Diablo III)

Christian DiBari (The Warriors, Pale Horse, Anathema, Ghost Cop, Sebastian Hawks)

Mort Todd (Cracked Magazine, Marvel Comics)

Rick Parker (King of all Marvel Letterers, Beavis and Butthead, Papercutz series)

Rondo Hatton Award-winning Horror Hosts Penny Dreadful XIII and Garou

Venue Name and Address
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel – South Portland
363 Maine Mall Road
Portland, Maine 04106
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
115
Projected Attendance
1500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl, Linnea Quigley, Kristi Somers, Brian Frishman, Robert Dryer, Scott Mayer, Ethan Nicolle, Mike Norton, Tim Seeley, Larry Hama, Mort Todd, Bob Camp, Rick Parker, Erik Burnham, Chris Burnham, Yanick Paquette, Ben Templesmith, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline, Craig Rousseau, Rich Woodall, Penny Dreadful XIII, Rachel Deering, Christian DiBari

Coast City

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