Garden State Comic Fest 2016 to Feature Kevin Eastman, Jim Steranko, and More

Garden State

Press Release:

4th GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST TICKETS ON SALE IN LOCAL STORES

Tickets to Jersey’s top rated comic convention, the Garden State Comic Fest, are now available online at GardenStateComicFest.com and in the following local area stores: Zapp! Comics, Dewey’s Comic City, Fat Moose Comics & Games and East Side Mags. The event will be on Saturday & Sunday, July 9th & 10th at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, NJ.

The event will feature top-flight comic vendors, cosplayers, and creators like Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja co-creator), Legend Jim Steranko (Nick Fury Agents of Shield, Captain America, X-Men), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Magic the Gathering), Rags Morales (Superman, Batman, Turok), Diana Leto, (My Little Pony), Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man, Superman), Jan Duursema (Star Wars), and Walt Simonson (Thor, and Fantastic Four) and writers like Larry Hama (GI Joe, Wolverine) and Joe Caramagna (Guardians of the Galaxy).  Morris County’s’ Dave O’Hare and Sal Zurzolo, have teamed up to bring an affordable fun comic con book to North Jersey.

“We are bringing back more of the top comic book dealers in the world, led by Metropolis Collectibles, owners of the $3.2 Million first Superman comic book and Dave’s American Comics,” O’Hare said.

The world famous Kubert School, a comic art school in Dover, NJ, will have its own space featuring the legendary artists of tomorrow. We will also have over 300 tables of the country’s best stores and vendors selling some sensational and affordable comic books, toys, artwork and pop culture collectibles.  Not only that, we will have the Liberty Science Center presenting fun and interactive demonstrations on how Superhero and Sci-Fi gadgets work,” O’Hare said.

“Of course, you can buy comics at GSCF,” Zurzolo said, “but you can sell comics too. Forget the stock market; diversify your portfolio by investing in valuable collectibles.  Youngsters can take a light saber fighting class or a drawing class.  Aspiring artists can get advice from our published professionals. Get lucky and win a door prize or enter and win the Cosplay Contest dressed as your favorite comic book character. You can also enter the art or trivia contest.

We will hold our 4th Garden State Cosplay Showdown, a costume contest for cosplayers (costume player) from all over the country, and we will have a special treat for cosplay fans with world renowned robotics cosplay specialist Thomas DePetrillo as the 9 foot tall HULKBUSTER.  He will be joined by several national cosplay groups and other professional cosplayers who will be on hand to greet and take photos with attendees.”

The family friendly comic fest allows all children 11 and under Free Entry. There will be plenty of free parking for attendees. Tickets are available on-line now and will be available at the door while supplies last. For more information check out:
www.gardenstatecomicfest.com OR https://www.facebook.com/Gardenstatecomicfest OR https://twitter.com/GS_Comic_Fest

Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015

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New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

The Great Allentown Comic Con! (November 2013)

Great Allentown

Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/16/2013
About This Convention
The Great Allentown Comic Con! Winter Bash Mega 1-Day Show!
Saturday November 16th 2013 10am-6pm
Merchants Square Mall – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103
10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Both Days!
FREE ADMISSION – for all children 12 and under!
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square Mall
1901 S. 12th St
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ralph ‘Rags’ Morales, Mark McKenna, Walter Jones, Taimak, Bonnie Piesse

Scene on the Web Weekly: May 27 – June 2, 2013

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Kevin Smith and Bryan Johnson are heading to the Florida Supercon, Kevin Eastman will be at NYCC, Rags Morales headlines a new con in Jacksonville, FL, and more.

PA – FCBD: Action Comics Signing

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Artist Rags Morales signs at Encounter Comics from 1:00 am till 2:00 pm on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

Encounter Comics
811 Union Blvd Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 774-9565

Great Allentown Comic Con! Adds Rags Morales and Jamal Igle to March 2012 Show

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Press Release:
THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON! ANNOUNCES RAGS MORALES, JAMAL IGLE, JOIN MARCH 17th SPRING SHOW GUEST LINEUP!
Allentown PA, March 2nd – DC Comics New 52 Action Comics Artist Rags Morales, Former DC Exclusive Artist Jamal Igle, Animator Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks and Many More.
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).
With the success of our first Mega Show we are pleased to kick off our 2012 shows with a real ‘Bang’ and bringing such great talents like Rags Morales and Jamal Igle is just the start of our plans.” – Christopher D. Wertz, Show Founder and Promoter.  “We are also pleased to be able to provide our fans a chance to meet such amazingly talented artists such as Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks who has worked on cartoons such as The Berenstain Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, and South Park.
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 our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.

The Great Allentown Comic Con (March 2012)

Great Allentown

Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.AllentownComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
03/17/2012
About This Convention
Saturday March 17th 10am-5pm

Admission: Adults- $6; Kids 12 and under FREE!

10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes All Day Long!

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Sq Mall
1901 S. 12th St
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
90
Projected Attendance
750
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Rags Morales, Jamal Igle, Brimstone, Mina Sanwald, Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks, Dawn Griffin, Mandalorian Mercs, Jim Kyle, Nick Mockoviak, Mike Colston, Chris Notarile, Chris Grillo, Donyae Cole

PA – Action Comics Signing

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Rags Morales and Rick Bryant sign on Saturday October 8, 2011 from 3-5pm!

Fat Jack’s Comicrypt
2006 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103