It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday April 14th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada Airport) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located close to exit 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.
It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvds and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.
Special guest artists this show are Paris Cullins, Samuel Guerrero, Darren Auck and Laura Inglis. Paris is a local legend who’s best known for his body of work for DC Comics in the 1980’s and 90’s. Titles he strongly contributed to include Green Lantern, Blue Beetle and Blue Devil. Samuel is A digital illustrator who is the head of Engine 9 Studios. Darren has worked for all major publishers including Marvel and DC Comics. For many issues Darren was the artist for the “Ren and Stimpy” comic book series by Marvel Comics. Laura is a prolific artist who has contributed to over 20 different trading card series including the new Batman The Legend and Superman The Legend both published by Cryptozoic Entertainment.
Weather permitting on site will be a full size and highly detailed replica of the 1966 TV show Batmobile. Tony Alexander from Gothamsupercar.com has been traveling the country with his car and has chosen our show for his Philadelphia area debut. Fans will be able to sit in the car and have their photos taken.
Any questions about the convention can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.
Introducing….Pop Art Con
New Artists’ Show featuring Incredible Trading Card and Comic Book Artists Line-Up
Harrisburg, PA – May 17, 2012 – The first ever “Pop Art Con” will take place Sunday June 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Ft. Washington (530 West Pennsylvania Ave., Ft. Washington, PA 19034). Pop Art Con is a brand new artists’ show run by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show, a collectors’ show that has been run continuously since the 1980s and is currently run twice per year in Allentown, PA.
Pop Art Con will feature the best in trading card and comic book creators. The artist line-up includes: Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay, and The Sucklord. At the show, collectors will be able to meet the artists and commission them, as well as purchase sketch cards, prints, sketchbooks, artists returns and proofs, and more. Many of the artists will be selling exclusive items to the show and giving away original art. A John Carter of Mars card featuring art by master artist Joe Jusko will be available from Non-Sport Update at a special show-reduced introductory price.
The show is sponsored by Cryptozoic Entertainment, Versicolor Productions, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Cryptozoic will be doing on-site portfolio reviews and actively looking for new artists for their various trading card lines. The company will also sponsor a special dinner on Saturday night that is free to collectors with paid admission to the show (details at http://bit.ly/IIOgJX). Many free promotional cards will also be available (while supplies last) such as Tarzan 100th anniversary (from Cryptozoic Entertainment), Deadworld (Breygent Marketing), Blood and Glory (Asylum Studios), and Bettie Page Private Collection Box 2 (Versicolor Productions).
Admission to Pop Art Con is just $8. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: popartcon.com.
|Pop Art Con|
|Convention Website Address|
|This convention will take place:|
|Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)|
|About This Convention|
|Pop Art Con features your favorite trading card and comic book artists. At Pop Art Con, we’ll all about the artist! Collectors can meet the artist, commission them, and purchase sketch cards, artists returns and proofs, sketchbooks, prints, and more. We’ll also have several dealers on-hand to purchase non-sport and entertainment trading cards from as well as trading card manufacturers like Cryptozoic Entertainment, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Are you an aspiring artist? Bring your portfolio and have it reviewed by Cryptozoic Entertainment’s art director. This brand new show is promoted by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show.|
|Venue Name and Address|
|Hilton Garden Inn – Ft. Washington/Philadelphia
530 West Pennsylvania Ave
Ft. Washington, PA 19034
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables|
|Please select the Category that best describes the convention|
|Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay|