It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday June 16th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada) 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 5 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, dvd’s 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 Arthur Suydam, Matt Triano and Rusty Gilligan. Fantasy artist Arthur Suydam has a long and illustrious career dating back to the 1970’s with his covers for Eerie and Creepy magazines. He is best known now for being the Zombie King for Marvel Comics. He has painted all the covers for the various Marvel Zombies series since the title started in 2005. Matt is currently drawing the Sherlock Holmes comic book published by Dynamite Entertainment. Rusty has worked for Heavy Metal Magazine in the past and is currently working on all sorts of projects creating sketch cards. One of his claims to fame is that he was the first artist in the card industry to work on a sketch card back in the early 1990’s.
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.