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  • Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

    Connecticut ComiCONN

    Press Release:

    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  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

    Lee Weeks Iron Age
    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  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, New Jersey

    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
    Map It
    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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    Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure

    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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    Green Lantern Great Adventure Logo

    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
    Map It
    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  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

    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  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

    Six Flags logo

    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  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

    Press Release:

    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.

    The Great Allentown Comic Con! Returns This Weekend

    Press Release:

    The Lehigh Valley’s Largest Comic and Pop Culture Con returns this weekend!

    Our 10,000 sq foot Show room – over 90 Tables loaded with Comics, Toys, Movies, Action Figures, Cards, Clothing and more!

    Lee Weeks

    Merchants Square Mall
    1901 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103

    Directions from the East taking route 78W
    -78W
    -Exit 57/Lehigh St
    -Keep Right toward Allentown City Center
    -Turn Right on Vultee St.
    -Arrive at Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103
    Directions from the West taking route 78E
    -78E
    -Exit 57/Lehigh St
    -Left at Lehigh St Exit -toward Allentown City Center
    -Turn Right on Vultee St.
    -Arrive at Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103

    Special Guests:
    Mark McKenna – Artist
    Lee Weeks – Artist
    Kenly Dillard – Artist
    Tedd Hazard – Creator/Artist
    Gus Fink – International Artist/toy designer
    Emi Boz – Artist
    Nick Mockoviak – Artist
    The Fraim Bros – Artists
    Steven Wilson – Author and Former DC Comic writer on Warlord and Star Trek!
    Ultimate Comics Group – Publisher
    Arch Nemesis – Publisher
    Seize Your Turn! â„¢ – Games and Gaming
    Comic Geek Speak – Comic and Industry News

    Deadpool art by Mark McKenna

    And Many More!

    Door Prizes!

    • First 50 Attendees receive a FREE comic!
    • Free World of Warcraft miniatures – While supplies last!

    Hourly Prizes include:

    • Limited Edition 13″ Green Lantern Figure
    • Limited Edition porcelain cast Batman busts
    • 9.6 CGC graded copy of Ultimate X-Men #1
    • Copies of Marvel Best of the Fantastic Four Edition and Marvel Visionaries – Stan Lee!
    • And Many More!

    Confirmed Dealers:

    Riverside Comics
    Zapp Comics
    Americas Most Wanted Collectibles
    The Encounter
    New World Manga
    Wrestling World
    Graphic Novel Discount
    Wild Pig Comics
    Comic Cubes
    Argo City Comics
    Mithrandir Comics
    Comic Warehouse
    Derek Woywood
    Joe Rogers
    Gary Platt
    Bob Fox
    Ryan Terlesky
    Mike Williams
    John Paul
    Steve Snyder
    Gene Carpenter
    Jason Shannon
    Dominic Abruzzese
    Tom Beverly

    And More!

    The Great Allentown Comic Con!

    Great Allentown Comic Con! Adds Lee Weeks to July 2010 Show

    June 29, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

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    Press Release:

    GACC Welcomes Lee Weeks!

    The Great Allentown Comic Con! is proud to announce that the Lee Weeks will be attending our upcoming July 17th Show!

    Lee 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 recently illustrated the Juggernaut storyline in Amazing Spider-man and is currently 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 at the show!

    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.

    Or you can email us! – info@allentowncomiccon.com

    Thanks and see you all at the show!

    The Great Allentown Comic Con! Staff
    http://allentowncomiccon.com/

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