Hartford Comic Con Returns on Sept. 19-20, 2015

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Hartford Comic Con returns this September 19-20, 2015 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT! In the very first year, over 11,000 fans attended and this year they are looking for even more fans to join in the fun!

The staff has been hard at work putting together a great guest line up for this year’s convention and will continue to do so up to the opening of the show! Currently the following comic creators are scheduled to appear: Ray Fawkes, Chad Hardin, John Tyler Christopher, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Dave Dorman, Jeremy Bastian, Craig Rousseau, Mark McKenna (special host for this year’s Kids Conn!), Jack Purcell, Bob Almond, Khary Randolph, Paul Ryan, Sara Richard, Darby Pop!, Jeff Schultz, Ransom Getty, Nate Bellegarde, Mike Lilly, Matt Fletcher, Braden Lamb, Alex Sanchez, Eric Talbot, Alex Sanchez and Ale Garza!

Additionally several media guests from movies and television will also appear: Kelly Hu, Michael Jai White, Joey Lauren Adams, Christy Romano, BJ Britt, Ernie Hudson, Samantha Newark, Nicki Clyne, Robert Axelrod, Jeff Kline, Taimak, Tito Santana and Trina Nishimura!

For those interested in either Artist Alley tables or Vendor space, please visit our website www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow the link under the registration tab.

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For those interested in attending our event, tickets are available directly from the XL Center’s homepage www.xlcenter.com, by phone 877-522-8499, or by visiting the XL Center itself.

NY – Jack Kirby Day 2015

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Press Release:

A Birthday Party for the King of Comics, Jack Kirby, will be held at Shmaltz Brewery on Friday, August 28th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Sponsored by Shmaltz Brewery, Excellent Adventures Comics, and Comic Depot, the event will feature Shmaltz’s “King Kirby Ale,” honoring Jack Kirby’s vast legacy in comics.

“King Kirby Ale” is a special bottling of Shmaltz’s Slingshot Lager, featuring Jack Kirby himself on the label in art by comics stalwarts Lee Moder and Paul Harding. Limited Edition cases will be on sale at Shmaltz the night of the event, with a percentage of proceeds going to the comic-oriented charity Hero Initiative.

The Kirby Birthday Party features an impressive list of comic creators, who will be on hand to sign and sketch. Guests include Steve Niles, Andy Lanning, Ron Marz, Lee Moder, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna, Steve Orlando, and many more.

The ticket cost of $20 include five samples of Shmaltz beers, a complimentary glass, a piece of Kirby birthday cake, and a chance at door prizes. There will also be a silent auction of special comic items donated by creators. Ticket and auction proceeds benefit comic charities Hero Initiative and Kirby4Heroes. Tickets are available for sale online now…

Tickets will also be available at the door, the night of the event.

RSVP on Facebook!

Shmaltz Brewery
6 Fairchild Square Clifton Park, NY 12065

Albany Comic Con (October 2015)

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Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/04/2015
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 7th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.

The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
175
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ron Marz, Joe Sinnott, JM DeMatteis, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna and many more.

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Albany Comic Con (June 2015)

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Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/07/2015
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 7th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Ron Marz, Todd Dezago, Fred Hembeck, Mike Raicht, Mark McKenna, Matthew Dow Smith, and many more.

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The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! (April 2015)

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Convention Name
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.PhiladelphiaComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/03/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/05/2015
About This Convention
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
Friday-Sunday April 3-5th 2015SHOW HOURS:
Friday – 4pm-9pm
Saturday – 10AM-7pm
Sunday – 10AM – 5PM
LOCATION: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
5,000+ FREE PARKING spots onsite!

ADMISSION:
3-Day Pass – $55
Friday Only – $20
Saturday – $40
Sunday – $30
Kids 12 and under FREE!
SAVE 20% OFF when you arrive in costume on any ticket!

100,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Games, Celebrities, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Each Day!
Special Events include:
Costume Contests!
Q&A Panels!
Egg hunt!
Door Prizes & More!

Media Guests:
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers:
Original Red Ranger – Austin St. John!
Original Blue Ranger – David Yost!
Original Black Ranger – Walter Jones!
Yellow Ranger – Karan Ashley!
Zordon – David Fielding!
Rita Repulsa – Barbara Goodson!
Goldar – Kerrigan Mahan!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
‘Glory’ – Clare Kramer!
Additional To be Announced!

Angel/Agents of Shield:
J August Richards!

Movie and TV Propmaster – Ken Palkow!

Star Wars/Gremlins:
Mark Dodson!

The Walking Dead:
To Be Announced!
Star Trek:
To Be Announced!

Former Wrester – Brimstone!

Cosplay and Costuming Groups:
Mandalorian Mercs – Star Wars Costuming Group
Imperial Klingon Forces -Star Trek Costuming Group
The Finest – Gi Joe Costuming Group

Artists Guests include:
Mark Morales!
Mark McKenna!
Ande Parks!
Scott Hanna!
Rich Laslo!
Image Comics FURIOUS creator – Bryan JL Glass!
Rocco’s Modern Life animator – Carol ‘Kotty’ Kilbanks!
Disney Animator – Terry Naughton!
Publishers include:
Hound Comics!
Nemesis Studios!
Additional Media, Artists, and Panel Schedules to be announced, for up to date information visit:www.PhiladelphiaComicCon.com

Venue Name and Address
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PENNSYLVANIA 19456
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
15000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Mark Morales, Mark McKenna, Bryan JL Glass, Ande Parks, Austin St. John, Karan Ashley, Walter Jones, David Yost, David Fielding, Kerrigan Mahan, Barbara Goodson, J August Richards

The Great Allentown Comic Con! – MEGA Show (November 2014)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con! – MEGA Show 2014
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com/index.html
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/15/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/16/2014
About This Convention
Join us for our 5th Anniversary 2-Day MEGA Show!

Dozens of Dealers, artists and Guests will be in attendance, with Panels, Costumes and Prizes all Weekend!

Over 600 free parking spaces onsite, with an additional parking lot and shuttle (fee may be required) nearby.

Cosplay/Costume Contest on Sunday November 16th! – Enter to win in multiple categories including: Best Individual Male, Best Female and Best Group cosplay. Seperate Awards and prizes for each category!

In addittion – All attendees who arrive in costume will recieve a discounted weekend admission*

Artists include:

Tommy Castillo!

Mark McKenna!

Michael Champion!

Chris ‘Oz’ Fulton!

Celebrity Guests:

Nichelle Nichols

Michael Beihn

Jennifer Blanc

and more to be announced!

*Costume discount is only for onsite purchases – MUST arrive IN COSTUME, Costumes are defined as mutltiple articles of clothing and props used to create a character from Pop Culture – a t-shirt alone is not a costume.

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square
1901 S 12th St
Allentown, PENNSYLVANIA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
5000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Nichelle Nichols, Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc,Tommy Castillo, Michael Champion, Chris Fulton, Mark McKenna

ChaseCon Expo (April 2015)

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Convention Name
ChaseCon Expo
Convention Website Address
http://chasecon.org
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/25/2015
About This Convention
ChaseCon Expo was founded in 2014 by Samuel J. Chase. It’ll be known as an Upstate, NY Comic Con, featuring not just comic book dealers, but artists, vendors of all kinds and guest stars! Instead of having to go all over the United States to find a good convention, just come to ChaseCon Expo, it’s all you need. Also we keep the admission low so people can enjoy and spend their money more on what they want, instead of letting the Con decide where it goes. The goal is to have fun and enjoy life. It’s first event will be held on 4/25/15 at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga, NY.
Venue Name and Address
Saratoga City Center
522 Broadway
saratoga Springs, New York 12828
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
111
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Erica Schroeder, Mark McKenna, Victor L. Castro, Michael Oppenheimer

Hero Initiative Stampedes to Calgary Comic Expo 2014

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative Stampedes to Calgary Comic Expo!

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, travels to Calgary Comic Expo for the first time ever, April 24-27! (www.calgaryexpo.com).

Stop on by our creative ambassadors located all over the con floor who will be collecting donations for Hero: Reilly Brown, Brian Haberlin, Mark McKenna, Michael Oeming, Riley Rossmo, Greg Rucka, Fiona Staples, Arthur Suydam, and Jim Zub are all on the job. So do the right thing and DONATE!

And check out our con specials at our booth, Y-19 and Y-20! We’re blowing out Violent Messiahs #1 and Cyberforce #2 for$1 each! Ultimate Spider-Man 100 Project and ACTOR Comics Presents are $2 each! What a deal!

See you there!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

 

Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

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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.

Albany Comic Con (June 2014)

Albany Comic Con

Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/15/2014
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 7th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.

The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ron Marz, Joe Staton, Fred Hembeck, Joe Sinnott, Mark McKenna, Paul Harding, Matthew Dow Smith, and many, many more

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