Barry Kitson Added to Guest List for Pittsburgh Comicon 2012

Barry Kitson Spider-Man

Press Release:

We are proud to announce that Barry Kitson is winging his way from the UK to appear in Pittsburgh for the very first time!!  This talented artist of Amazing Spider-man, FF and more adds his name to an ever expanding list of star-studded guests for the 2012 Pittsburgh Comicon, including Stan Lee, J. Scott Campbell, George Perez, Peter Mayhew and others!!  For a full guest list visit and stay tuned for more exciting announcements for 2012.

Pittsburgh Comicon
April 20, 21, 22, 2012
Monroeville Convention Center

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Stan Lee Returning to Pittsburgh Comicon in 2012

Stan Lee

Via Pittsburgh Comicon:

Stan “The Man” Lee is returning to the Pittsburgh Comicon, April 21-23, 2012.  We are thrilled to have Stan back in the Burgh!!  Stan is joining a guest list that already includes J. Scott Campbell, George Perez, Jim Balent, Scott McDaniel and we’re just getting started.  This is going to be our biggest show ever with more surprises on the way!!!!  Tickets are on sale now at our website

More details about Stan’s appearance will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for other great announcements at www.pittsburghcomicon or you can keep up with all the convention news on our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter. (pitt_comicon)

We’ll be back in touch with more exciting news soon!!!

Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon

Pittsburgh Comicon
April 21, 22, 23, 2012
Monroeville Convention Center

Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 Brings Being Human to the ‘Burgh

Being Human Sam Witwer Sarah Allen

Press Release:

Hello Folks,

We have some exciting goings on here at Comicon Central. The first of which I am announcing today is that….
Being Human is coming to the Burgh!!

Stars of the hit SyFy series, Being Human,
SAM WITWER (Aidan-Being Human, Davis Bloom/Doomsday-Smallville, Crashdown-Battlestar Galactica, Neil Perry-Dexter) and
SARAH ALLEN (Rebecca-Being Human) will be appearing in Pittsburgh all 3 days of the show.

Being Human which debuted in December on the SyFy Channel revolves around three roommates living in Boston who appear to have normal lives despite being a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf. Witwer leads the cast as the Vampire-Aidan. Aidan is a melancholic 250-odd year old vampire who works as a nurse in a Boston Hospital. Allen portrays Aidan’s ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Flynt whom he drained of blood in a moment of weakness. She is revived as a vampire and now hates her former love. The series had the largest audience for a SyFy premiere since 2005.

The pair will be signing autographs all weekend and there will be a Being Human Q & A Saturday at 2:00 PM;
(plus keeping watching for details about a Meet and Greet with the stars.)

While we’re talking about Media Guests, we also just recently added from The SyFy Channel’s Reality Show FaceOff, contestant and Savini School Graduate, Jessica Kramer to the guest list.

And if you are a fan of the martial arts genre, Bruce Lee co-star from Enter the Dragon, Way of the Dragon and Game of Death,
Bob Wall will be making his first appearance in the Burgh.

We’ll be adding 30+ guests and the events schedule to the Comicon Website in the coming days, so keep watching for details.

Talk to you again soon.

Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon

APRIL 15, 16, 17, 2011
Monroeville Convention Center

Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 Adds Over 20 New Guests

December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania, Top Stories

The Traveler with art by Chard Hardin

Via Pittsburgh Comicon:

Happy Holidays Conventionaires….

Before you all get snug in your beds to dream about sugarplums (does anyone really dream about sugarplums??) I wanted to fill you on our latest guest additions to the 2011 Pittsburgh Comicon. We just added over 20 new guests with some returning favorites and a slew of guests making their first appearance in Pittsburgh.

First Time Guests for 2011 include….
CHAD HARDIN, artist of Zatanna, Warlord and Stan Lee’s The Traveler from Boom Studios

BOB HALL, Marvel Artist from the 70′s through the 90′s. Co-creator of the West Coast Avengers. Artist/Writer of Valiant’s Shadowman and artist/writer of DC’s I, Joker and Batman DOA and much more.

KIRK LINDO, Creator/Artist of Vamperotica Comics and renowned pin-up artist

ARVELL JONES, best known for his 70′s Marvel Art and his work on DC’s All Star Squadron as well as numerous Milestone comics.


DAN PARENT, Prolific Archie artist best know for his work on Archie’s Veronica (You all know you prefer vivacious Veronica to boring Betty!)

We are thrilled to have all of these gentlemen at the Pittsburgh Comicon for the First Time.

We are also elated to bring back Pittsburgh favorites,
BILLY TUCCI-Hot off his work on DC’s The Red Hood
DAVE HOOVER -Renowned Pin-Up artist and artist of the first 3 issues of Zenescope’s Charmed comic.

For a full list of guests visit

When we return from the Holidays, we’ll be only 4 months away from Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 so you can expect to hear from me more frequently with more exciting convention news.

Lastly, before I go, I want to send out congratulations to Friend of the Comicon and 2011 Con Guest, MIKE GRELL on recently being name EDITOR AND CHIEF OF ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT. I know fans will be excited to talk to you about your publishing plans for Flash Gordon, and the upcoming Atlas Comics revivals Grim Ghost and Phoenix. Best of Luck in your new position, Iron Mike!!

Have a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to talking to you all in the new year!!

Patrick Thomas
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon

APRIL 15, 16, 17, 2011
Monroeville Convention Center

George Perez Returns to Pittsburgh Comicon in 2011

Via e-mail newsletter:

With Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 only 6 Months away (April 15, 16, & 17, 2011), we just posted our first set of guests to the website, ( ) including the exciting announcement of GEORGE PEREZ’s return to Pittsburgh. All of you have been clamoring for us to bring George back and finally our schedules have synched, so we can’t wait to see Mr. Perez back in the BURGH!

Just a short list of returning guests for 2011 includes, Terry Moore, Mike Grell, Tom Mandrake, Ernie Chan, Herb Trimpe, Scott McDaniel, Josh Ortega, Joe Jusko, Gary Friedrich, Talent Caldwell, Stuart Sayger, Bob Almond, Wayne Faucher and MANY MORE. For the initial list of guests for the 2011 Pittsburgh Comicon visit our website:

Pittsburgh Comicon (April 2010)

Convention Website
Start Date 04/23/2010
End Date 04/25/2010
Venue Name Monroeville Convention Center
Venue Address 209 Mall Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 500
Projected Attendance 8000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming

Countdown is on to Pittsburgh Comicon 2010

Press Release:

GREAT GUESTS: Roy Thomas, Joe Sinnott, Jo Chen, David Mack, Jim Balent, Ernie Chan, Georges Jeanty, Scott McDaniel, Billy Tucci, Herb Trimpe, Tom Mandrake, Joe Benitez and 100′s More!!!! (plus publishers: Aspen, Top Cow, Broadsword and others)
Check for a full guest list;

Girl Comics #3 Cover by Jo Chen

GREAT MEDIA GUESTS: Superman’s Margot Kidder, Buffy’s Camden Toy, Star Wars’ Nalini Krishan & Dermot Crowley and more!!!

GREAT EVENTS: Quick Sketch, Charity Auction, Costume Contest, Casino Night, Legends of Marvel Panel, Belly Dancing and a host of other great comic, movie and genre related panels.
Check for a full list of events.

GREAT PROMOTIONS: Pittsburgh Comicon Edition of Aspen’s Soulfire #4; Special Make-A-Wish Print by Ed Beard Jr.; The Nerd Herding Contest and more.
Check for more convention promotions.

KIDZ DAY is SUNDAY and ALL KIDS Twelve and Under Get into the show, FREE!!!
(Bring your kids, your little brother, your neighbors kids, your nieces, your nephews, any and all kids get in FREE!!!)

There are great KIDZ EVENTZ planned, including:
SCI-FI KIDS CRAFTS WITH The Science Fiction Alliance of Pittsburgh (All Day Sunday)
Plus there are great displays like the FULL SIZED LEGO DARTH VADER at the TOY & PLASTIC BRICK MUSEUM BOOTH that you can get your picture taken with and of course enough comics and costumes to impress any kid!!!

There are also great KIDZ GIVEAWAYZ, including:
(some giveaways are limited in quantities so get there early!!!!!)

A full map of kidz day events and giveaways will be handed out at admission!!!
Thank you to everyone involved in KIDZ DAY.
If even one child finds a home in comics, it will have been worth it!!!

In mere days I hope to see all of you at the 2010 Pittsburgh Comicon,

Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh Comicon

APRIL 23, 24, 25, 2010
Monroeville Convention Center

Hero Initiative Auctioning Opportunities to Meet Stan Lee at Pittsburgh Comicon

September 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania, Top Stories


And get a picture. AND get autographs, son!


And lo! There shall come…a Stan!

For Immediate Release (September 3, 2009) Stan Lee has graciously agreed to do a limited meet-and-greet with a few select fans at the Pittsburgh Comicon!

The event will take place at the Pittsburgh Comicon on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 9:15 AM! There are only SIX availabilities! Each of six winners will be escorted by duly authorized Hero Initiative personnel, where they’ll meet Stan the Man the con’s double-swanky VIP Green Room! You can get a picture with Stan, and you’ll also be able to get TWO Stan Lee autographs at this event on YOUR items of YOUR choice!

These six availabilities will be auctioned off by the Hero Initiative via starting Thursday, September 3. Hero’s eBay page is located at

Here’s the five Ws.

WHO: Stan Lee, co-creator of the Marvel Universe, and such beloved characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and even Fin Fang Foom!

WHAT: A meet-and-greet appearance with Stan. Only six people will be allowed in via this auction, and you can get two autographs as well, AND a picture with Stan!

WHY: Because Stan is a jolly good fella, and he believes in and supports The Hero Initiative!

WHERE: The appearance will take place in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Comicon. You must be present at the convention and report to the Hero Initiative booth if you’re a winner.



• Please come to the Hero Initiative booth at the Pittsburgh Comicon promptly at 9:00 AM. Enter through the Pittsburgh Comicon’s VIP entrance. Bring your PayPal receipt and photo ID to claim your berth. You will be escorted to the shindig by Hero Initiative!

This auction is a benefit for The Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and entrée back into paying work.

For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.

Stan Lee at Pittsburgh Comicon…’Nuff Said

Press Release:

Well, the news doesn’t get any bigger than this folks,

STAN LEE, The Man Behind Spider-man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and so much more is coming to the PITTSBURGH COMICON.
(seriously if I have to explain to you who Stan Lee is and his importance to the comics world, what on earth are you doing on our mailing list??)

It’s been 12 years since Stan last graced us with his presence in the Burgh and we couldn’t be more excited if we tried.

We’ll be christening our new locale (the Monroeville Convention Center) in style with 5 hours of STAN LEE.

Stan will be signing from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on SATURDAY ONLY.

Signatures will be $40.00

In an attempt to control the line, we are collecting the signing fee in advance. (both online and at the show itself) Your fee will get you a ticket.
1 ticket = 1 signature. We’ll call a range of ticket numbers to get in line, when that group works its way through the line we’ll call the next group of ticket holders.

If you want to be assured of your Stan Lee signature, we suggest you buy your signature tickets early. They are available online, just visit our website and click on the advanced ticket link.

We are also selling a Stan Lee package, that includes a three day pass, (which allows you into the show 30 minutes early), a Stan Lee signature, and as a bonus, a signed Program Book by Mr. Lee. The cost of the Stan Lee package is $90 and it is also available online.

We are looking forward to having Stan Lee back at the Pittsburgh Comicon.

Believe it or not I do have some other things to report,

~Besides adding Stan Lee, we also just updated the website with 20+ new guests.

~If you want a preview of this year’s Comicon T-Shirt, (A Green Lantern – Blackest Night Shirt), check out the artwork on the Charity Auction Page.
Artwork for the Shirt was provided by Glenn Klimeck and it will be colored by Koa Beam. When I have a the colored version I’ll post it online as well.
(It is sure to be colorful, with a Full Spectrum of Lanterns appearing)

~Also if you check out our Special Promotions link, you’ll find a special print offered by Ed Beard, Jr. – “Unbound Dragon”.
Ed will be selling these prints for the bargain price of $10 each (reg. price $45) and more importantly, ALL of the proceeds from the sale of this stunning print will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

~Lastly, next weekend is the Annual Comics World Sweatin’ in the Summer Sale
(promoter of the Pittsburgh Comicon)
The Sale Dates are: June 11, 12, 13, 14.
The Sale will Offer:
50% Off – All Back Issues and Toys
35% Off – All New Comics
25% Off – All Graphic Novels and Comic Supplies
Store Hours Are: Wed-Fri. 12-8; Sat-Sun. 12-5;
Comics World
1002 Graham Ave.
Windber, PA 15963

Talk to you again soon,

Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon

Pittsburgh Comicon 2009
September 11, 12, 13
NEW Monroeville Exposition Center

Pittsburgh Comicon
1002 Graham Ave.
Windber, PA 15963
fx 814-467-4416

Visit for more!

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

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Pittsburgh Comicon Changing Hotel Plans

Press Release:

The 2009 Comicon will be without our usual host hotel. The Radisson (soon to be the Doubletree) which was to bePittsburgh Comicon completed September 1st is now not opening until closer to December. Although inconvenient, we are forging ahead using other local hotels. We will be booking the majority of our guests and staff in The Hampton Inn and The Holiday Inn, but I have listed other hotels in the area below. If you get on our website under Show Info, the hotels are all listed with their amenities and rate information. (please note the rate information is the best we can currently provide but is subject to change).

All the hotels listed will be serviced by the Convention Bureau’s Shuttle which will be taking people back and forth from the Hotels to the Convention Center all weekend long. We will also have transportation in place for our guests to get them from the hotel to the Convention Center. We are sorry about the inconvenience and we look forward to returning to the Doubletree (formerly the Radisson) in 2010.

Here is the list of hotels for your convenience,

Hampton Inn
3000 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville PA 15146
Personalized Hampton/Comicon Web-Address:
Holiday Inn
2750 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville PA 15146
Courtyard Marriott
3962 William Penn Highway
Monroeville PA 15146

Comfort Suites
2731 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville PA 15146

Mariott’s Springhill Suites
122 Daugherty Dr
Monroeville PA 15146

Days Inn
2727 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville PA 15146

Red Roof Inn
729 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville PA 15146

Extended Stay America
3851 Northern Pike
Monroeville PA 15146
412-856-8400 $74.99

Ok now with that out of the way, I’ll be back in touch soon with more convention news.

and since we are in May, don’t forget about:

The Pittsburgh Comics and Collectibles Show
May 31st from 11-5 inside Pittsburgh’s Century III Mall
hosted by our good friends at New Dimension Comics
For details, please visit

Thank You,

Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon

Pittsburgh Comicon 2009
September 11, 12, 13
NEW Monroeville Exposition Center
Pittsburgh Comicon
1002 Graham Ave.
Windber, PA 15963
fx 814-467-4416

Visit for more!