Sean Astin & New Artists Journey to ECCC 2016

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Sean Astin is coming to Emerald City Comicon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! You probably recognize him from Lord of the Rings, The Goonies, Rudy, The Strain and as the voice of Raphael on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Additionally several new comic creator guests have been added including: Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Tim Sale (CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE), Kei Acedera (ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Ed Luce (WUVABLE OAF), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Marcus To (RED ROBIN), Jody Houser (FAITH), Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME), and Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL).

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Previously announced celebrity guests include:
Christy Carlson Romano (KIM POSSIBLE, EVEN STEVENS), Chyler Leigh (SUPERGIRL), Dameon Clarke (DRAGON BALL Z, BORDERLANDS 2), Danielle Panabaker (THE FLASH, JUSTIFIED), Dante Basco (HOOK, AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER), David Anders (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Jenna Coleman (DOCTOR WHO, LEGO DIMENSIONS), Keiynan Lonsdale (THE FLASH), Ksenia Solo (LOST GIRL), Lana Parrilla (ONCE UPON A TIME, 24), Melissa Benoist (SUPERGIRL), Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE), Robbie Amell (THE FLASH, X-FILES), Rose McIver (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Sean Maguire (ONCE UPON A TIME, SCOTT & BAILEY), Will Friedle (BATMAN BEYOND, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, BOY MEETS WORLD)

Comic guests include:
Aaron Conley (SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN), Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Alé Garza (GET JIRO: BLOOD & SUSHI), Alex de Campi (NO MERCY), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), Brittney Williams (PATSY WALKER aka HELLCAT), Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN), Chris Burnham (BATMAN INC.), Chris Mooneyham (FIVE GHOSTS), Chris Moreno (ZOMBIE DICKHEADS ), Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE), Clay Mann (POISON IVY), Dan Parent (KEVIN KELLER), Daniel Warren Johnson (THE GHOST FLEET), Dice Tsutsumi (ICE AGE), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Emanuela Lupacchino (SUPERGIRL), Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner (GREEN LANTERN), Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY), Fiona Staples (SAGA), Jake Wyatt (MS. MARVEL), James Harren (RUMBLE), Jason Howard (TREES), Jim Mahfood (EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Kevin Wada (CATWOMAN), Kris Anka (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Leila del Duca (SHUTTER), Liz Prince (WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?), Marguerite Bennett (A-FORCE), Matthew Southworth (STUMPTOWN), Mitch Gerads (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA), Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN), Raina Telgemeier (SISTERS), Sean Gordon Murphy (TOKYO GHOST), Shawn Crystal (ARKHAM MANOR), Terry Moore (RACHEL RISING) and many more!

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us April 7-10, 2016. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

 

NYCC 2015 Hosts 5th Annual Charity Art Auction

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New York Comic Con hosts their Fifth Annual Charity Art Auction to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday, October 10th at 7:00 PM in Room 1A18! For more details and to see a preview of the art, click here…

Press Release:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Included in that vision is that no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

The auctioneer for the charity event will be Steve Borock! Steve is the president of CBCS (Comic Book Certification Service), an expert, impartial third party grading service; He also serves on the board of the Hero Initiative, a charity helping comic book creators in financial need. He believes in charity for all in need and is proud to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with our original art auction!

Your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. Come down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite creators, all for a good cause!

Over 100 creators attending NYCC 2015 are generously donating original art for the auction including:  Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jay Anacleto, Mahmud Asrar, Robert Atkins, Raymund Bermudez, Scott Blair, Geraldo Borges, Russ Braun, Mark Brooks, Garry Brown, Jim Calafiore, Ben Caldwell, Eric Canete, Kate Carleton, Elena Casagrande, Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, Will Conrad, Ace Continuado, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Shawn Crystal, Geof Darrow, Shane Davis, Jeff Dekal, Michelle Delecki, Guy Dorian, Mark Dos Santos, Michael Locoduck Duron, Jan Duursema, Josh Dykstra, Gary Erskine, Elliot Fernandez, Tony Fleecs, Matthew Fletcher, Franco, Agnes Garbowska, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Jerry TheFranchize Gaylord, Penelope Peng-Peng Gaylord, Juan Gedeon, Mitch Gerads, Daniel Govar, Adi Granov, Dijana Granov, Keron Grant, Sanford Greene, Andre Griffith, Karen Hallion, Chris Hamer, Cully Hamner, Gabriel Hardman, James Harren, Daniel HDR, Greg Horn, Adam Hughes, Rebekah Isaacs, Christopher Ivy, Klaus Janson, Arielle Jovellanos, Tyler Kirkham, Brian Kong, Tony KO! Kordos, Aaron Kuder, Peter Kuper, Ken Lashley, Stanley Artgerm Lau, Stacey Lee, John Paul Leon, David Lloyd, Ant Lucia, Jessica Lynn, Andy MacDonald, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Alex Maleev, Clay Mann, Ed McGuinness, Mike McKone, Scoot McMahon, Amy Mebberson, David Messina, Jason Metcalf, Chris Mooneyham, Terry Moore, Mark Morales, Todd Nauck, NEN, Dustin Nguyen, Jerome Opena, David Petersen, Whitney Pollett, Whilce Portacio, Joe Prado, Andy Price, Livio Ramondelli, Khary Randolph, Tom Raney, Amy Reeder, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Sara Richard, Tom Richmond, Eduardo Risso, Robson Rocha, Robbi Rodriguez, Mike Rooth, Riley Rossmo, Fernando Ruiz, Tim Sale, Alex Saviuk, Matteo Scalera, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, Sajad Shah, Declan Shalvey, Thony Silas, James Silvani, Walt Simonson, Cory Smith, Allison Sohn, Joe Staton, Janet Sung, Andre Szymanowicz, Breno Tamura, Des Taylor, Ben Templesmith, Jim Terry, Mark Texeira, Billy Tucci, Bryan Flash Turner, Christopher Uminga, Kevin Wada, Lee Weeks, Annie Wu, David Yardin, Sasha Yossilini, Thomas Zahler, Chrissie Zullo.

Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

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Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!

Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!

To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors

As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Connecticut ComiCONN. The latest developments can always be found on our website www.comiconn.com , Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Great Allentown Comic Con! Announces Lee Weeks and After Party Event for March 2012

March 15, 2012 by  
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Press Release:
THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON! ANNOUNCES LEE WEEKS, AFTER PARTY EVENT FOR MARCH 17th SPRING SHOW!
Allentown PA, March 14th – Legendary Marvel and DC artist Lee Weeks joins Ralph “Rags” Morales, Jamal Igle, And dozens more guests at March 17th Great Allentown Comic Con.
Renowned Artists, Celebrities and Publishers have announced plans to attend the spring edition of the Lehigh Valley’s largest pop culture extravaganza – The Great Allentown Comic Con!  The show will be held March 17th at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA.
Fans of comic books & pop culture will not only find numerous deals on vintage comic books and collectibles from dealers, but also comic book creators, publishers, artists and illustrators from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Comic fans will have a rare opportunity to meet the artists in an intimate setting, obtain signed items, and commissioned sketches (for a fee).
Following the show fans are invited to an After Party and Comic Book Release Event at LEE GRIBBENS ON MAIN in Emmaus PA, hosted by High Evolution Studios.  The Party starts at 8:00pm and the release kickoff starts at 9:00pm exactly with opening announcements.  This is a two floor event featuring a lineup of 4 live music acts downstairs with separate activities like karaoke upstairs.  Comic book costumes welcome as well as a Contest for best ninja themed outfit.  Expect an appearance by the “Ninja Girls” who will be available for pictures all night.  Free giveaways to first 25 people in the doors, and exclusive NGT comics available only at the party.  No cover for GACC attendees so be sure to keep your wristbands on!
With the addition of Lee Weeks to our already amazing roster including Ralph “Rags” Morales and Jamal Igle our 2012 is off with a bang.” – Christopher D. Wertz, Show Founder and Promoter.  “We are also pleased that Lehigh Valley based publisher High Evolution Studios has chosen our show for the official release of their new comic ‘NZT’ and the amazing After Party event they have planned that evening.
About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Largest Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley.  Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry.  Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans.  The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and to our commitment in providing events where they can come and express themselves freely.

Super WildPig Show (May 2012)

February 20, 2012 by  
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Super Wildpig Show

Convention Name
Super WildPig Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.wildpigcomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
05/05/2012
End Date
05/06/2012
About This Convention
WildPig Comics and the ComicGeekSpeak podcast are teaming up to promote a weekend celebration of the comic book medium!

Where: the Embassy Suites Hotel at 121 Centennial Ave in Piscataway, NJ

When: Sat., May 5th from 10 AM-6 PM & Sun., May 6th from 10 AM-5 PM

What’s Featured: 60,000 50 cent comics, 2,000 trades at 50% off, over 30 artists sketching, signing, and selling merchandise, tons of FCBD books, and 4 raffles!

Admission: go to our website to pre-order a weekend pass for only $10 and receive several perks to boot! Walk-in admisson is $10 per day, or $15 for the weekend.

Venue Name and Address
Embassy Suites Hotel
121 Centennial Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Reilly Brown, Peter David, Don McGregor, Rudy Nebres, Alex Robinson, Lee Weeks, J.K. Woodward

Great Comic Book Adventure at New Jersey Six Flags May 29th

May 24, 2011 by  
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Press Release:

The Great Comic Book Adventure-the first comicon ever held at Six Flags Great Adventure-will be taking place this Sunday, May 29th from 10:30-8:00.

Admission is free with paid admission to the park. Use the following link to get a ticket to both the theme park and safari park for only $28.99.

www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/tickets/index.aspx?promo_code=Comic

They’ll have dealers with everything from bargain comics to Golden Age keys.

The costume contest has been canceled (Please do NOT come in costume), The events scheduled so far include:

12:00 “Comic Book School” with writer and publisher Buddy Scalera-Find out how a comic book is created from start to finish.

1:00 Chuck Rozanski-the owner of Mile High Comics and largest comic book dealer in the world will tell the incredible story of how he found the most valuable comic book collection ever… followed by a Q&A.

2:00 A “no minimum bid” auction to benefit The Childrens’ Miracle Network. Great deals for a great cause.

3:00 Find out what it’s like to be the only blind comic book dealer in the world when we interview Adam Cerniglia.

4:00 What’s a “Web Comic”? Danielle O’Brien and Bill Ellis, the creators of “All New Issues” will tell you!

Artists including Neal Adams, Irwin Hasen, Sean Chen, Lee Weeks, Daxiong, Doug Baron and Glenn Whitmore will be available at various times throughout the day for signing and sketching. (Additional events including some of these creators may be added during the course of the day as their comfort levels and customer activity allows.)

For more info contact John Paul at pugprdctns@aol.com or go to www.njcomicbookshows.com or Facebook: NJ Comic Book Shows

Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure (May 2011)

April 14, 2011 by  
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Convention Name
Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure!
Convention Website Address
http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
This convention will take place:
 

  • for one day only.

 

Date
05/29/2011
About This Convention
The first comic book convention ever to be held at Six Flags Great Adventure! Dozens of tables with vendors selling everything from bargain comics to key 1st issues! Fan favorite creators as well. Charity auction to benefit The Childrens Miracle Network at 2:00. Costume contest with prizes, judging at 4:00. 

Show hours are 10:30-8:00

Special link for discounted admission to the park for the day at http://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure/events/CalendarEvents.aspx
Regular admission is $60. At this link you can get a ticket for only $28.99 which gets you admission to the park And the drive-thru safari AND the comicon!

Venue Name and Address
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
20000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Irwin Hasen, Lee Weeks, Reilly Brown, Fred Hembeck, Doug Baron, Glenn Whitmore, more TBA

 

Great Allentown Comic Con! Adds Lee Weeks for April 2011

March 25, 2011 by  
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Lee Weeks

Press Release:

Added guest artist – Lee Weeks!

The Great Allentown Comic Con! is proud to announce that the Lee Weeks will be attending our upcoming April 16th Show!

Lee WeeksLee Weeks made his professional comics debut in the 1980s, penciling, inking, and lettering a short story (“Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk”) in Tales of Terror #5, a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics. He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on Daredevil Vol. 1 series (1990 – 1992), where he penciled the Last Rites storyline. It featured the fall of the Kingpin and is a sequel of sorts to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Born Again.

Other titles he is well known for include: Batman, Gambit, Spiderman, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Captain Marvel just to name a few. He illustrated the Juggernaut storyline in Amazing Spider-man and recently has been writing and drawing a Daredevil project In sum it could be said that the list of characters Lee has not touched during his long career is shorter that those which he has influenced.

He will be available for only a limited time during the day, so be sure to arrive early and secure a spot in line to see him! Rumor has it he also knows a few good card tricks. So be sure to stop by and ask him to show you one!

For more about Lee please check out Modern Masters Volume 17: Lee Weeks – a definitive 128 page book chronicling his childhood, career in comics, and faith in Jesus Christ.

In addition to Lee Weeks, the GACC will also have an Exclusive comic from 215Ink guest Adam Wilson – Free to the first 50 attendees! And a fabulous lineup of guests including: Gus Fink, Doug Baron, Glenn Whitmore, Darrel Goza, Eric Cooper, Jim Kyle and Many More!

Visit www.AllentownComicCon.com for more guests, info, and Free Prizes!

Thanks and see you all at the show!

The Great Allentown Comic Con! Staff

 

Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure is Coming in May 2011

March 7, 2011 by  
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PRESS RELEASE:

It’s official!

“Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure” is coming!

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ has asked John Paul of www.njcomicbookshows.com (aka Pug Productions) to run a comicon for them on Sunday, May 29th. That is the full opening weekend for the park this season (limited hours of operation begin in April) … and also the opening of their Green Lantern rollercoaster.

Since it would be the first comicon at the park, they are starting this year with a one day show. It will have extended hours though… from 10:30-8:00.

There will be 100 dealer tables and dozens of creators.

While they are soliciting dealers and creators, the amount of space is finite, so if anyone is interested please send Mr. Paul an e-mail at pugprdctns@aol.com

Even though they just finalized a few days ago, they already have commitments from the following dealers (and more) for nearly fifty tables: Gary Platt, Wild Pig Comics, New World Manga, Comic Crusaders, Bob Fox, Mike Williams, Bazooka Jeff, Chris Wertz, Graffiti Comix, Adam the Comic Pimp and Rob Campitiello. Cost is $100 per 6′ table, with two park passes included for each table purchased.

Artists so far will include Lee Weeks and Fred Hembeck. They expect to wind up with a large well-rounded roster of both major and local talent.

There will be a costume contest with prizes and also a charity auction for the “Childrens Miracle Network”. More events will be added prior to the show.

Convention admission will be included with park admission for the day. There will be a link up soon to prepurchase park tickets for the day at $30 (half off the regular price of $60). Remember, this gives you full access to the park as well at a bargain price.

If any of you remember the very successful Montclair Art Museum show run by Mr. Paul a few years ago, this should blow that away!

Additional updates will be provided as more info becomes available.

East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo Welcomes Lee Weeks for February 2011 Show

February 23, 2011 by  
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Lee Weeks Spider-ManThe special guest at the Sunday, February 27th East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo will be Lee Weeks!

Lee Weeks has been creating comics or over two decades for all the major companies; on such Marvel titles as Daredevil, Captain America, Gambit, The Incredible Hulk, and Spider-Man: Death and Destiny (written by Lee, as well), while his art for DC’s Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet is among the most finely crafted in the character’s history. He recently illustrated the Juggernaut storyline in Amazing Spider-man and is currently writing and drawing a Daredevil project. Lee was the subject of Tomorrows Publishing’s “Modern Masters: volume 17: Lee Weeks” (available at Amazon.com), which explores his life, career, and faith. Lee resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.

Rumor has it he also knows a few good card tricks. Stop by and ask him.

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