VA Comicon (November 2010)

VA Comicon logo

Convention VA COMICON
Convention Website http://www.vacomicon.com
Start Date 11/20/2010
End Date 11/21/2010
Venue Name Ramada Plaza Richmond West
Venue Address 6624 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 120
Projected Attendance 2500
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Gaming
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

VA Comicon Offers Discount Code to Convention Scene Fans

November 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Top Stories, Virginia

Artifacts 3 Variant Cover
Press Release:

Conventionscene.com Discount Code for HORROR-themed VA Comicon on November 20-21!
The VA Comicon will offer a 1 for 1 exchange for any valid Motor City Con Tickets onsite at our show for zero charge!

Come to Richmond, VA on November 20-21 (The weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving) for a HORROR themed Comic book show! We have assembled the best talent in the world to showcase the finest in Horror Comic books! And YOU can get into the ENTIRE fully-carpeted and chandeliered show (including the AMA Manga and Anime Show) for only $14.99!

VA Comicon logoHeadlined by Ethan Van Sciver (Blackest Night), The VA Comicon brings horror publishers Top Cow, Zenescope, Fangoria and more to Richmond! With Mutiple Show Exclusives including interlocking Witchblade and Darkness monster-themed covers by Billy Tucci! A Lady Death Exclusive Comic by Ivan Reis and Brian Pulido! A VA Comicon Grimm Fairy Tales exclusive with an Ebas Cover! An Arthur Suydam Exclusive Zombie Print, and a Bucky O’Hare print by Michael Golden. Finally a Limited edition Moonstone anthology by Con guests James Kuhoric (Scream Award winning writer of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash), and JC Vaughn (Vampire Hunter Dean)!

Guests include: Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Tucci, Arthur Suydam,Michael Golden, Mike McKone, Brian Pulido, Ebas, Herb Trimpe, Alex Saviuk, Dan Parent, Tim Seeley, Larry Hama, Jim Calafiore, Rick Spears, Robert Atkins, Joe Jusko, Randy Green, The Fillbach Brothers,Tsunami Studios, Eva Ink, Adhouse Books and DOZENS more!

Exhibitors include: CGC, The Hero Initiative, ComicCollectorLive.com, Regal Cinemas, Fetch-a-Cure, The Wieringo Scholarship, Mile High Comics, Neat Stuff Collectibles, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, and Dozens more! In fact, more than HALF of our vendors will be selling Horror Comics from the Golden Age of Funny Books (1938-1955)!

Events include: An entire separate event hall filled with Manga and Anime vendors and creators! Lectures and panels including “Investing in Comics”, opportunities to sell your books on-site to the two top buyers of comic books in the world, Neat Stuff Collectibles and Mile High Comics, a FREE restoration check by top expert Steve Borock of Heritage Auctions at the Hero Initiative booth, exclusive horror movie screenings by Fangoria Saturday night, the first ever LIVE ComicCollectorLive.com Town Hall Meeting and SO MUCH MORE! (Once again, more info is at www.VAcomicon.com!) We will also have an auction for original comic art on Saturday night immediately following the show, to help cover artist travel expenses. 30% of auction sales will also go to charity!

The show has PLENTY of FREE parking, and is located less than 5 minutes off of I-64 and I-95 at the Ramada Plaza West in Richmond, VA (http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=10). With a FREE shuttle to the train station, and hotel rooms for only $65 a night, you should check it out!

As a special bonus, ConventionScene.com users can get into the show 30 minutes early AND get all ticket fees waived by going to http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=569 and entering the code CONVENTIONSCENE. As another bonus, attached to this message is the world premiere of Billy Tucci’s “Universal” inspired double-cover! All information regarding EVERYTHING is located at our newly re-designed website http://www.vacomicon.com. Be sure to stick around after for the HUGE original comic art auction Saturday night! With direct flights to Richmond for less than $59 from Philadelphia, New York and Florida, We KNOW will see you there!

Sincerely, Brett Carreras
Owner: www.BrettsComicPile.com
Promoter: www.VAcomicon.com

Tickets On Sale for November VA Comicon

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Virginia

Press Release:

VA COMICON TICKETS GO ON SALE!
The BEST 2-day comic book show in the South!

Richmond, VA – 09/27/2010 – For Immediate Press Release:

The VA Comicon is proud to formally announce advance ticket sales for it’s November 20-21st show!

Richmond, VA welcomes premiere comic publishers on November 20-21, the weekend before Thanksgiving, Including Top Cow (Witchblade), Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales), Fangoria Magazine, Adhouse books and More!

Exhibitors come from all over the Eastern United States, and almost half of them will be selling Golden Age comics from the 1940′s and 1950s! Do you have some old comics? Bring them to the VA Comicon to submit them to CGC the top comic grading company! Got extra comics? Neat Stuff Collectibles is hosting a Buying Event at the VA Comicon! Get CASH for those unwanted comics!

The VA Comicon also welcomes DOZENS of top artists, including Guests of Honor Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern), Herb Trimpe (the Co-creator of Wolverine), Brian Pulido (creator of Lady Death) and Michael Golden (Micronauts)! Other artists include Mike McKone, Larry Hama, Dan Parent, Billy Tucci, Tim Seeley, Robert Atkins, Rick Spears and More!

The VA Comicon has recently updated it’s website to better accommodate it’s guests and exhibitors, including a newly-updated section for registered exhibitors.

Starting today, we are accepting online payments for 2-day advance VIP tickets for only $14.95! This includes access BOTH days, including 30 minutes early admittance to the show on Saturday, a FREE color print by Tsunami Studios, access to the horror movie screenings Saturday night by Fangoria, PLUS Free admission to the AMA 1/2, the Anime and Manga show across the hall from the VA Comicon!

Exclusives this year will be provided by: Top Cow, Zenescope, Brian Pulido, Moonstone, Tsunami Studios and more!

We have outgrown our old location, and are at a new, LARGER location this year, the Ramada Plaza West! The entire VA COMICON is fully carpeted and chandeliered! You don’t wan’t to miss out! We also have several discount airlines that fly into Richmond, and we are less than 5 minutes from I-95 and I-64!

Why not visit our newly-redesigned website at http://www.VAcomicon.com to learn more right now!
We will see you there!

Best,

Brett Carreras
promoter of the VA Comicon (http://www.vacomicon.com)
owner of Brett’s Comic Pile (http://www.brettscomicpile.com)

ECCC 2011 Has Some Fringe Benefits

Emerald City ComiCon announces more guests for 2011 starting off with a pair of media guests from the Fox TV series Fringe, JOHN NOBLE (Dr. Walter Bishop) and JASIKA NICOLE (Astrid Farnsworth). Both actors will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

We also have some great animation media guests to announce, including modern animation legend BRUCE TIMM (DC Animated universe), SEAN “Cheeks” GALLOWAY (character designer for The Spectacular Spider-Man) and a trio of Pixar guests, TED MATHOT (Presto), DEREK THOMPSON (Wall-E) and JAMES S. BAKER (Up).

In the area of comic guests, we have another bunch of guests who’ve never been to ECCC, like LARRY HAMA (G.I. Joe), STEVE EPTING (Captain America) and TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (Uncanny X-Men), plus returning favorites like MIKE MIGNOLA (Hellboy), ADAM HUGHES (Wonder Woman), SKOTTIE YOUNG (Wonderful Wizard of Oz), DUSTIN NGUYEN (Batman), DARICK ROBERTSON (The Boys), BEN TEMPLESMITH (Choker) and so many more! View the complete list here…

UPDATED: New York Comic Book Marketplace to Take Place February 27th

UPDATED 2/17/10 with New Location:

Michael Carbonaro presents:

The New York Comic Book Marketplace

Special one-day event!

Saturday, February 27th, 10:30AM – 7:00 PM

Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City

COMIC BOOKS RETURN TO PENN PLAZA

THE NY COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE UNITES FANS, ARTISTS, DEALERS

On Saturday, February 27th, Michael Carbonaro’s New York Comic Book Marketplace comes to the Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, bringing scores of famous comic books, publishers, and dealers to the thousands of fans who will be attending.

DATE: Saturday February 27th, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 35th Street, New York City

TICKETS: $10

With its low cost (only $10 admission at the door) and intimate atmosphere, this convention will be a great opportunity for fans to meet favorite hot contemporary artists and comic book legends like Gene Colan, Billy Tucci, Mike Golden, Irwin Hasen, Jim Starlin, J H Williams III, Mark Texiera, Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Claremont, Sean Chen, Larry Hama, Rudy Nebres, Dick Ayers, Rodney Ramos, Steve Manion, Dan Slott, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Scott Roberts, Renee Witterstaetter, Janet Jackson, Stu Suchet, John Cebollaro, Jorge Gonzalez, Cliff Chiang, and many more. All of the artists are happy to meet and greet comic book lovers, sign autographs, and many will even draw sketches of their favorite characters.

Also on hand will be actor David Roya, famous for his role as Bernard Posner in the cult classic film “Billy Jack.”

New York City has always been at the forefront of cutting edge and experimental comic and cartoon art, and the New York Comic Book Marketplace will be a great opportunity to meet with and see the work of exciting local independent artists and publishers.

Over 100 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss!

Michael Carbonaro has produced the longest-running comic book convention in New York City for the past 13 years. That convention has grown by leaps and bounds to being one of the largest public events in the city. This show will be a return to his roots: an exciting, affordable show at the Penn Plaza Pavilion with famous artists, wonderful dealers, and devoted fans all in the same building, and the love for a true American art form, the comic book.

For more information and updates, and to sign up for the mailing list, go to the website at:

http:www.nycbm.com

You can also RSVP at the following sites:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=ny+comic+book+marketplace&init=quick#!/event.php?eid=315039380448&ref=ts

Myspace: http://tinyurl.com/y8exhx9

Going: http://newyork.going.com/event-715787;New_York_Comic_Book_Marketplace

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/events/manhattan-new-york-comic-book-marketplace

Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace (February 2010)

Convention Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace
Convention Website http://www.nycbm.com/
Start Date 02/27/2010
About This Convention: NYC’s Longest-Running and Greatest One-Day Show Returns Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 11am to 7pm, at Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City

Please call 1-800-723-5572 for more details and visit www.nycbm.com

Sponsored in Part By Forbidden Planet New York

Comments from our June 2009 Show:

“Fantastic new room! Beautiful set-up. Wonder Woman #1 Sale! San Diego-like buys! New York needs more shows like this!
- Vincent Zurzolo, Metropolis Comics

“Was mobbed all day! Great space! Thumbs UP!!”
- Ted Van Liew, Superworld Comics

“I always enjoy the Big Apple shows – the fans are great and the guests are fantastic!”
- Cliff Chiang, DC Comics Artist

“It was a great show! Barely had time to sit it was so busy!”
- New Dimension Comics

“It was extremely well organized, crowd was enthusiastic! Can’t wait for the next one!”
- Chuck Rozanski, Mile High Comics

“All capital letters… PHENOMENAL!”
- Joe Rodgers, Comic Dealer

“Great fun seeing the fans! What a turnout! We’re coming back!”
- Gene Colan, Legendary Comics Artist

“Rivals April 5th 1987, Fred Greenberg’s 1-day! This brought back that fantastic memory!”
- Rich Muchin, Tomorrow’s Treasures

“This is the best Big Apple Con ever! The location, the people, the celebrity guests, the bargains… it couldn’t be any better!!!”
Jim Salicrup, Editor-in-Chief, Papercutz, MOCCA Trustee

Convention Guests Gene Colan, Billy Tucci, Mike Golden, Irwin Hasen, Jim Starlin, J H Williams III, Mark Texiera, Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Claremont, Sean Chen, Larry Hama, Rudy Nebres, Dick Ayers, Rodney Ramos, Steve Manion, Dan Slott, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Scott Roberts, Renee Witterstaetter, Janet Jackson, Stu Suchet, John Cebollaro, Jorge Gonzalez, Cliff Chiang, and many more.

Also on hand will be actor David Roya, famous for his role as Bernard Posner in the cult classic film “Billy Jack.”

Venue Name Penn Plaza Pavilion
Venue Address 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 100
Projected Attendance 3000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Comic Books
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
Gene Colan, Billy Tucci, Mike Golden, Irwin Hasen, Jim Starlin, J H Williams III, Mark Texiera, Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Claremont, Sean Chen, Larry Hama, Rudy Nebres, Dick Ayers, Rodney Ramos, Steve Manion, Dan Slott, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Scott Roberts, Renee Witterstaetter, Janet Jackson, Stu Suchet, John Cebollaro, Jorge Gonzalez, Cliff Chiang, and many more.

VA Comicon Salutes GI Joe at This Weekend’s Show

November 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Top Stories, Virginia

Press Release:

The VA Comicon Hits Richmond, VA THIS weekend!

For the first time in over 25 years, there will be a 2-day comic book show in Virginia, and what a show it is! With seven creators who have worked on GI JOE, including Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon, Michael Golden, Robert Atkins and more, the VA Comicon is THE place to be for GI JOE fans! Featuring an exclusive 1 hour Q and A panel with Hama, Dixon, Atkins and others, this one isn’t to be missed!

The VA Comicon will include 7 GI Joe creators

The VA Comicon will include 7 GI Joe creators

Other guests include Chris Claremont, Mike McKone, Jim Calafiore, James Kuhoric, Billy Tucci, Budd Root, Reilly Brown, Randy Green, Alex Saviuk and DOZENS more! Also featuring a special lecture by Mile High Comics owner Chuck Rozanski about Mr. Edgar Church, the original owner of the most famous comic book collection ever discovered!

With a costume Contest on Sunday, participation by the Rebel Legion, and the 501st, Hourly doorprizes and more, the VA Comicon is truly a premiere comic book event…all this right before Thanksgiving weekend! Additional exhibitors are CGC grading company, Regal Cinemas, BRICK WEEKLY, Crusade Fine Arts, Tsunami Studios and more, why not join us! As a special bonus, we are giving away for FREE 750 copies of the VA COMICON exclusive Witchblade #132 with cover by guest Randy Green! Cool!

VA Comicon Witchblade Variant

VA Comicon Witchblade Variant

FREE for children 12 and under, FREE with a Military ID, FREE with a Student ID, and FREE if you come in Full Costume! Members of the Press are FREE, and there will be a FREE pod-cast area setup with FREE Wi-Fi! Also, there will be a FREE bowling party across the street in the sci-fi themed Sunset Lanes!

VIP tickets are only $9.95 for the entire weekend, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early each day! More information is at the newly updated website http://www.vacomicon.com! Check us out!

The VA Comicon is on Saturday November 21 from 12-7pm and Sunday November 22 from 10A-4pm.
It is located at the Crowne Plaza West at:

6531 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Advanced tickets are available online at our website, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early both days. Check us out at http://www.vacomicon.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Brett Carreras
Promoter of the VA Comicon in Richmond, VA

VA Comicon

CGC and More at November 2009 VA COMICON

September 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Virginia

Press Release:

Greetings, fellow comic fans!

We are proud to make a few of several upcoming announcements regarding Virginia’s first 2-day show in over 25 years!

First off, we have a slew of swell artists and writers lined up for the show including:

Larry Hama
Chuck Dixon
Chris Claremont
Mike McKone
Billy Tucci
Randy Green
Robert Atkins

and DOZENS more! Additionally, we have some top exhibitors signed up to display including:

CGC (their final scheduled event of 2009!)
The Hero Initiative
the Mike Wieringo Scholarship
Regal Cinemas
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Cards Comics and Collectibles
Brett’s Comic Pile

and DOZENS more!

We will have many comic panels scheduled all day long, including:

A discussion on Edgar Church by Chuck Rozanski
a GI Joe panel with Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon and Robert Atkins!

Witchblade Cover by Randy Green

Witchblade Cover by Randy Green

We will have an exclusive Top Cow comic book: Witchblade #132 with a VERY special sketch holiday cover by guest Randy Green!

Also, we are looking for folks wishing to moderate discussion panels, as well as volunteers and CGC witnesses. E-mail me at info@vacomicon.com if you are interested.

Finally, and this is very special, Adam Lucas, the current #1 competitor in DC Comics’ ZUDA COMPETITION with his entry “Goldilock” has agreed to come to the show if we help him to win! The voting ends in less than 24 hours. He is in a dead heat for #1, and if you could kindly visit http://www.zudacomics.com/node/1261 and login and vote him in as your favorite, he will come to our show! What a cool deal! YOU can help us get an additional hot young artist to come to the show. Interactive convention-going!

Well…That is about it…oh yeah…there is a FREE sci-fi themed bowling party on Saturday night…and two-day passes start at $9.95, with children, folks with student IDs or Military IDs getting in FREE both days!

You have nothing to lose…visit http://www.VAcomicon.com for more information!

Go ahead and vote for Adam so he will come to the show! Visit our site, and help to make a difference in the first 2-day show in Virginia in over 25 years! Awesome!

Regards,

Brett Carreras
owner Brett’s Comic Pile in Richmond, VA
Sponsor of the 2008 and 2009 Harvey Awards
Promoter of the VA Comicon on November 21-22

NYC – Yo Joe Signing

 

Thursday, JULY 30th, we have a surprise for you all.  As you may or may not know, there is a GI JOE movie coming next week and we here at JHU all love the Real American Hero, the Kung-Fu Grip, and the colorful characters that populate the Joe Universe.  And we have one person to thank for all that… LARRY HAMA.  So why don’t we thank him in person?  This Thursday, you can do just that…MEET LARRY HAMA, the man who reintroduced and revolutionized GI JOE in the 80′s…and we might even have a surprise guest too!  That’s THIS THURSDAY, JULY 30th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM!

Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001

www.JHUniverse.com

Secret Identities Coast-to-Coast

 

Larry Hama, Jerry Ma, and more sign on both coasts.

Larry Hama, Jeff Yang, Jerry Ma, and many more sign on both coasts.

 

In preparation for Secret IdentitiesSan Diego debut, anthology contributors will be out in full force on both coasts this weekend. First up, Jeff Yang will be joined by Walden Wong, Jimmy J. Aquino, Alexander Shen, Tanuj Chopra and Tiffanie Hwang for a book release party and signing at Giant Robot – San Francisco at 6pm on Thursday, July 16. Then, on Friday, July 17 at 7pm, Yang, Wong and other guests will be at the Salinas Public Library in Salinas, California for a special signing event.

On Saturday, July 18 in Baltimore, Maryland, Keith Chow, Jerry Ma, Alex Tarampi, John Franzese and Larry Hama will be hosted by Geppi’s Entertainment Museum beginning at 12:30pm. The museum presentation will be followed by a special signing event at Ukazoo Books in Towson, Maryland at 6pm that same day. Finally on Sunday, July 19 at 1pm, veteran DC and Marvel artist Greg LaRocque will be joining Hama and the Secret Identities team for a meet & greet and signing event at The Avenue‘s Barnes & Noble in White Marsh, Maryland.

http://www.secretidentities.org/

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