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CONVENTION IMPRESARIO, MICHAEL CARBONARO, “THE PRINCE OF POP CULTURE’, AFTER 40 YEARS OF CONVENTION MAYHEM AND MAGIC IS DOING ONE FINAL COMICBOOK CONVENTION BEFORE LEAVING TO CONCENTRATE ON THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD OF COLLECTIBLES: BUYING AND SELLING GREAT STUFF.
New York, N.Y. – March 2012 – MIKE CARBO, founder of the Big Apple Comic Convention, and internationally renowned authority on American comic books will produce one last dynamite convention with none other than Stan the Man himself: Stan Lee. Mike, also known as “The Prince of Pop Culture,” states emphatically: “I am only retiring from running comic book conventions, but I will never retire from making deals buying and selling comic books. That’s why I have created my newest venture MIKE CARBO’s COMIC BOX to do just that!”
After successfully running many of the earliest and best comic book conventions in New York City for decades, Mike Carbo will host his very last comic convention Saturday, March 31st at Manhattan’s Penn Plaza Hotel, 31st street and Seventh Avenue across from Madison Square Garden. The convention, showcasing hundreds of dealers from around the nation, will also feature many of the world’s top comic book artists, and popular entertainment celebrities. The doors open at 10AM and the show will rock till 7PM. General admission is $12 at the door.
To kick off his latest comic books & collectibles buying company – Mike Carbo’s Comic Box – Mike will host a unique, and very private, two-hour party the evening before the convention, on Friday March 30th, at a still secret location in Manhattan. Mike’s Special Guest of Honor to help him kick off his new venture is none other than STAN LEE, 89-year-old Marvel Comics “father,” founder and ex-chairman of the board. A very limited number of guest invitations are on offer for $200 per person. Attendees will get to meet, greet, and chat up close and personal with Stan, including a photo with “The Man,” along with the opportunity to share in the conversation, and fine foods at our gourmet food bar.
An enterprising and successful entrepreneur since he began buying and selling comics at age ten, Mike remembers setting up comic sales from a milk crate, on the carpet “outside” the doors of Phil Seuling’s comic convention in New York City. Mike didn’t think he was doing anything wrong till Phil, the “godfather” and worldwide originator of comic book conventions, saw what Mike was up to. Phil kicked the box, saying “Hey, you didn’t pay for a table,” Mike started to cry. Phil then invited him inside to sell along with all the other dealers, if he paid the table fee. Mike was only 13 years-old at the time, and he and Phil became fast friends.
Immediately successful, Carbo put himself through private school with his earnings. Throughout the 1970s Mike was not only selling at other conventions, but he began his own comic book convention business. “The very first convention I ran myself was in 1974, at the “Italian Charities” center on Queens Boulevard, when I was 13. In 1977, we produced the Rolling Rock Show, a gigantic rock n roll amusement park in the old Americana Hotel.” A few years later, he ran the very first Baseball Card Convention ever at the New York Mets, Shea Stadium. Mike recalls, “it was bedlam in the outfield behind the bullpen, the place was swarmed with people.”
From 1981 to 1997, ‘Carbo’ ran his own very successful comic book store, Continental Comics, in Queens, New York. In 1996, Mike and Vincent Zurzuolo (presently of Metropolis Comics) created the very first Big Apple Convention Convention at St. Paul the Apostle church on 58th St. and Columbus in Manhattan. For 12 years the Big Apple Convention was the most successful privately owned comic convention in New York City, over a quarter of million tickets sold, thousands of dealers and artists presenting. In 2009, Wizard World took over the Big Apple Convention while Mike remains a consultant to this day.
After the March 31st Convention with Stan Lee, Mike will concentrate all his efforts on buying and selling comics and collectibles as he builds MIKE CARBO’s COMIC BOX COLLECTIBLES, his greatest entrepreneurial adventure yet!
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Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10AM – 7PM
Early VIP Admission 9AM-10AM
Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, NYC
Just in time to thaw out New York City and welcome Spring, Mike Carbo will be having his Annual One Day Comic Book Show to warm the hearts of all comic loving fans!
The Legendary Stan Lee will be our Guest of Honor! He is the man that helped define and revolutionize the comic book industry. Stan Lee is known for co-creating Spiderman, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Thor and many other iconic characters in the comic book world.
Come and meet some of your favorite artists and comic book legends such as Joe Sinnott, Dick Ayers, Jim Steranko, Irwin Hasen, Mark Royer, Arthur Suydam, Bob McLeod, Rich Buckler and many more. Discover up and coming new artists and independent publishers. All of the artists are happy to meet and greet comic book lovers, sign autographs, and many will even draw sketches of their favorite characters. Ethan Philips who portrayed Neelix on Star Trek Voyager will also be in attendance signing autographs and greeting fans.
Over 100 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss! The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania.
Bring your children and help introduce a whole new generation to the fun filled, awe inspiring world of comics.
The snow has NOT stopped the show! NYCBM will go on this Saturday, February 27, 2010!!! The Guests, Artists, and Dealers are confirmed and on their way to bring you a GREAT show! So don’t be afraid of the snow and come out and enjoy the show!!! On hand will be over 50 famous comics creators, as well as many local independent artists and small-press publishers.
Famed movie producer Ilya Salkind (Superman 1, 2, & 3) will be giving a talk and signing autographs. The NY Jedi will be holding a “lightsaber arena” with demonstrations, exhibitions, and lessons all day. There will be an open game room of vintage, classic, and hot new video games free to play all day long! Over 150 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss! First 300 customers get free passes to HOT TUB TIME MACHINE! More movie passes given out through the day!
Michael Carbonaro has produced the longest-running comic book convention in New York City for the past 13 years. That convention has grown by leaps and bounds to being one of the largest public events in the city. This show will be a return to his roots: an exciting, affordable show at the Penn Plaza Pavilion with famous artists, wonderful dealers, and devoted fans all in the same building, and the love for a true American art form, the comic book. For more information and updates, and to sign up for the mailing list, go to the website.
NEW YORK COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE DATE: Saturday February 27th, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 35th Street, New York City
UPDATED 2/17/10 with New Location:
Michael Carbonaro presents:
The New York Comic Book Marketplace
Special one-day event!
Saturday, February 27th, 10:30AM – 7:00 PM
Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
COMIC BOOKS RETURN TO PENN PLAZA
THE NY COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE UNITES FANS, ARTISTS, DEALERS
On Saturday, February 27th, Michael Carbonaro’s New York Comic Book Marketplace comes to the Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, bringing scores of famous comic books, publishers, and dealers to the thousands of fans who will be attending.
PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 35th Street, New York City
With its low cost (only $10 admission at the door) and intimate atmosphere, this convention will be a great opportunity for fans to meet favorite hot contemporary artists and comic book legends like Gene Colan, Billy Tucci, Mike Golden, Irwin Hasen, Jim Starlin, J H Williams III, Mark Texiera, Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Claremont, Sean Chen, Larry Hama, Rudy Nebres, Dick Ayers, Rodney Ramos, Steve Manion, Dan Slott, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Scott Roberts, Renee Witterstaetter, Janet Jackson, Stu Suchet, John Cebollaro, Jorge Gonzalez, Cliff Chiang, and many more. All of the artists are happy to meet and greet comic book lovers, sign autographs, and many will even draw sketches of their favorite characters.
Also on hand will be actor David Roya, famous for his role as Bernard Posner in the cult classic film “Billy Jack.”
New York City has always been at the forefront of cutting edge and experimental comic and cartoon art, and the New York Comic Book Marketplace will be a great opportunity to meet with and see the work of exciting local independent artists and publishers.
Over 100 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss!
Michael Carbonaro has produced the longest-running comic book convention in New York City for the past 13 years. That convention has grown by leaps and bounds to being one of the largest public events in the city. This show will be a return to his roots: an exciting, affordable show at the Penn Plaza Pavilion with famous artists, wonderful dealers, and devoted fans all in the same building, and the love for a true American art form, the comic book.
For more information and updates, and to sign up for the mailing list, go to the website at:
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