Hero Initiative Travels to NYCC 2012 with Al Plastino Plus 16 Creators Doing Exclusive CGC Signings

Al Plastino

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE Travels to New York City Comic Con with Al Plastino, The BIG Party and exclusive CGC signings

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2012) – Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered non-profit that helps comic creators in financial and medical need, is pleased to announce its attendance at New York Comic Con, October 11 thru 14 at the Javits Convention Center, located at 655 West 34th Street in New York. Hero is travelling with an amazing all-star cast of some of the industry’s top comic creators, The Big Multiversity Comics Party, and much more!

A whopping 16 creators will sign books for CGC Signature Series certification for Hero! Creators include:

• Andy Lanning

• Todd Nauck

• George Pérez

• Joe Quesada

• Rick Remender

• Paolo Rivera

• Dan Slott

• Tom Smith

• Fiona Staples

• Ryan Stegman

• Billy Tan

• Herb Trimpe

• Fred van Lente

• Mark Waid

• Bob Wiacek

• Bill Willingham

 

Books to be signed must arrive at:

Paradise Comics

3278 Yonge St.

Toronto, Ontario M4N 2L6

Canada

By no later than Tuesday, October 9.

On-site books can be dropped at the Hero Initiative booth, #1575-#1577, on Friday, October 12 ONLY between the hours of 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM only. Price is $38 per modern book, which includes return shipping. Multiple signatures must add $15, and for pre-1980 books, please contact: info@ParadiseComics.com for pricing.

On Friday October 12 at 11 AM on the Variant Stage, Dare2Draw: Quick Draw will feature both professionals artists and fans drawing together using dynamic action models with prizes and samples provided by our awesome sponsors. All drawings by the professionals will be donated to raise money to Hero Initiative in honor of the late Joe Kubert. Drawing supplies will be provided for all contestants and pro artist Simon Fraser will headline! Look for the winner to be announced on Twitter, @BigCityDnD

Multiversity Comics will host The Big NYCC Party with a bevy of Image Comics creators! Swing by the Houndstooth Pub on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center) on Friday from 8 PM to midnight. A $10 donation to the Hero Initiative will get you in. It’s a 21+ event, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle. Attendees will include Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Saga), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (Luther Strode), and Sina Grace, whose new graphic novel Not My Bag will be debuting at NYCC! Stick around, and a few unexpected additional guests might pop in!

On Saturday, Hero is the ONLY place to meet legendary artist Al Plastino. Al started working on Superman in 1948, and is also the co-creator of SuperboySupergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. So swing by booth #1575-#1577 and don’t miss out!

  Hero Initiative’s talent schedule at booth #1575-1577 is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 11 (hours 3-9)

400-500: Fernando Dagnino and Pere Perez

 

Friday, Oct. 12 (hours 10-7)

230-330: Reilly Brown

430-630: Michael Avon Oeming

 

Saturday, Oct. 13 (hours 10-7)

1100-400: Al Plastino

1230-200: Manuel Garcia and Andres Guinaldo

230-400: Bob Wiacek

430-630: Michael Avon Oeming

 

Sunday, Oct. 14 (hours 10-5)

200-300: Greg Pak

 

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.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

Super WildPig Show (May 2012)

February 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, New Jersey

Super Wildpig Show

Convention Name
Super WildPig Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.wildpigcomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
05/05/2012
End Date
05/06/2012
About This Convention
WildPig Comics and the ComicGeekSpeak podcast are teaming up to promote a weekend celebration of the comic book medium!

Where: the Embassy Suites Hotel at 121 Centennial Ave in Piscataway, NJ

When: Sat., May 5th from 10 AM-6 PM & Sun., May 6th from 10 AM-5 PM

What’s Featured: 60,000 50 cent comics, 2,000 trades at 50% off, over 30 artists sketching, signing, and selling merchandise, tons of FCBD books, and 4 raffles!

Admission: go to our website to pre-order a weekend pass for only $10 and receive several perks to boot! Walk-in admisson is $10 per day, or $15 for the weekend.

Venue Name and Address
Embassy Suites Hotel
121 Centennial Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Reilly Brown, Peter David, Don McGregor, Rudy Nebres, Alex Robinson, Lee Weeks, J.K. Woodward

Marvel Signing, Panel, and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2011 Announced

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Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.

Marvel NYCC 2011 Signing Schedule

In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:

Marvel NYCC 2011 Booth and Panel Schedule

 

NJ – Deadpool Signing

September 6, 2011 by  
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Artist Reilly Brown signs at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, September 17th from 1 to 3pm!

Reilly, who may be best known for his work on the series Cable & Deadpool, has also worked on a wide variety of Marvel titles, including Amazing Spider-Man and Incredible Hercules

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940

NYC – Power Play in the Club

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REILLY BROWN and KURT CHRISTENSON talk about their new comic POWER PLAY over on COMIXOLOGY!

Hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben

…And you know all of the news about the show, RIGHT?!

1. We’re at a new location on the East side! Brand new!

2. There is a beautiful bar in the new location that is extremely suitable to hang out in. So plan on coming early and hanging out late!

3. We are giving away tons and tons of free comics!

Also, you could win a $25 Gift card to Midtown Comics!

And all the comic book news and opinions IN THE WORLD!

Tuesday, August 2nd @ 8:00pm
@ The Peoples Improv Theater
123 E. 24th Street, btwn. Park & Lexington, New York, NY

Tickets: $5
Online: ThePIT-NYC.com
Phone: 1-800-838-3006
Questions? 212-563-7488

AND AS ALWAYS…
The show is sponsored in part by Midtown Comics

Check out our podcast!

Want to watch the show live, but can’t make it in NYC? Check out our livestream of the show!

NYC – Spidey Signing

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Reilly Brown, Khary Randolph, Stuart Moore, and possibly more sign on Wednesday May 25th! That signing begins at 5:00 and ends at 7:00 PM!

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY

Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure (May 2011)

April 14, 2011 by  
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Green Lantern Great Adventure Logo

Convention Name
Six Flags Great Comic Book Adventure!
Convention Website Address
http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
This convention will take place:
 

  • for one day only.

 

Date
05/29/2011
About This Convention
The first comic book convention ever to be held at Six Flags Great Adventure! Dozens of tables with vendors selling everything from bargain comics to key 1st issues! Fan favorite creators as well. Charity auction to benefit The Childrens Miracle Network at 2:00. Costume contest with prizes, judging at 4:00. 

Show hours are 10:30-8:00

Special link for discounted admission to the park for the day at http://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure/events/CalendarEvents.aspx
Regular admission is $60. At this link you can get a ticket for only $28.99 which gets you admission to the park And the drive-thru safari AND the comicon!

Venue Name and Address
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
20000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Irwin Hasen, Lee Weeks, Reilly Brown, Fred Hembeck, Doug Baron, Glenn Whitmore, more TBA

 

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2011

Acme Comics welcomes Chris Samnee (FCBD Captain America/Thor, Reilly Brown (Incredible Hercules), Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army), Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe), Ryan Dunlavey (Comic Book Comics), Matt Frank (Godzilla), Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Lyle Pollard (The Dead Don’t Sleep), Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics), Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), Brian Smith (Intrepid Escapegoat), Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules) and Michael Watkins (Sonic the Hedgehog) on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day.

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

Marvel Signing Schedule for C2E2 2011 Revealed

March 17, 2011 by  
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Joe Quesada Venom Cover

On Medium at Large, the official blog for C2E2 promoters ReedPop, the Marvel signing schedule has been revealed:

FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH

2 to 3 PM
REILLY BROWN
TIM SEELEY
FRANK TIERI
FRED VAN LENTE

3 to 4 PM
BRYAN J.L. GLASS
JIM MCCANN
CHRIS SAMNEE
NICK SPENCER

4 to 5 PM
MATT FRACTION
DAVID LISS
STUART MOORE

5 to 6 PM
JEPH LOEB

5 to 6 PM
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

6 to 7 PM
JOE QUESADA

SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH

11 AM to 12 PM
C.B. CEBULSKI
TONY MOORE
NICK SPENCER
ALESSANDRO VITTI

12 to 1 PM
JOE QUESADA

1 to 2 PM
STUART MOORE
RYAN STEGMAN
FRANK TIERI
DEXTER VINES

2 to 3 PM
JEPH LOEB

3 to 4 PM
REILLY BROWN
FRED VAN LENTE
DAVID LISS
CLAY MANN

4 to 5 PM
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
MATT FRACTION

5 to 6 PM
ERIC CANETE
JANET LEE
JIM MCCANN
CHRIS SAMNEE

SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH

11 AM to 12 PM
C.B. CEBULSKI
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
CLAY MANN
SKOTTIE YOUNG

12 PM to 1 PM
MATT FRACTION
RYAN STEGMAN
FRED VAN LENTE
ALESSANDRO VITTI

1 PM to 2 PM
JEPH LOEB

Marvel Announces NYCC 2010 Signing Schedule

New York Comic Con is almost here and we know you’re going to be spending a lot of time at the Marvel Booth (#1843). And why wouldn’t you be? You’ll have the chance to meet the legendary Stan Lee your favorite superstar Marvel creators like Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb and Brian Michael Bendis and so many more!

Marvel always brings the best talent and the biggest announcements to New York and this year is no different. So clear those calendars True Believers because Marvel plans on keeping you busy! Between the star-studded appearances in the Marvel booth and the Earth-shattering announcements at all the Marvel panels, you won’t have time for anything else!

Source: Marvel.com

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