The VA Comicon Hits Richmond, VA THIS weekend!
For the first time in over 25 years, there will be a 2-day comic book show in Virginia, and what a show it is! With seven creators who have worked on GI JOE, including Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon, Michael Golden, Robert Atkins and more, the VA Comicon is THE place to be for GI JOE fans! Featuring an exclusive 1 hour Q and A panel with Hama, Dixon, Atkins and others, this one isn’t to be missed!
Other guests include Chris Claremont, Mike McKone, Jim Calafiore, James Kuhoric, Billy Tucci, Budd Root, Reilly Brown, Randy Green, Alex Saviuk and DOZENS more! Also featuring a special lecture by Mile High Comics owner Chuck Rozanski about Mr. Edgar Church, the original owner of the most famous comic book collection ever discovered!
With a costume Contest on Sunday, participation by the Rebel Legion, and the 501st, Hourly doorprizes and more, the VA Comicon is truly a premiere comic book event…all this right before Thanksgiving weekend! Additional exhibitors are CGC grading company, Regal Cinemas, BRICK WEEKLY, Crusade Fine Arts, Tsunami Studios and more, why not join us! As a special bonus, we are giving away for FREE 750 copies of the VA COMICON exclusive Witchblade #132 with cover by guest Randy Green! Cool!
FREE for children 12 and under, FREE with a Military ID, FREE with a Student ID, and FREE if you come in Full Costume! Members of the Press are FREE, and there will be a FREE pod-cast area setup with FREE Wi-Fi! Also, there will be a FREE bowling party across the street in the sci-fi themed Sunset Lanes!
VIP tickets are only $9.95 for the entire weekend, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early each day! More information is at the newly updated website http://www.vacomicon.com! Check us out!
The VA Comicon is on Saturday November 21 from 12-7pm and Sunday November 22 from 10A-4pm.
It is located at the Crowne Plaza West at:
6531 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
Advanced tickets are available online at our website, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early both days. Check us out at http://www.vacomicon.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
Promoter of the VA Comicon in Richmond, VA
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Greetings, fellow comic fans!
We are proud to make a few of several upcoming announcements regarding Virginia’s first 2-day show in over 25 years!
First off, we have a slew of swell artists and writers lined up for the show including:
and DOZENS more! Additionally, we have some top exhibitors signed up to display including:
CGC (their final scheduled event of 2009!)
The Hero Initiative
the Mike Wieringo Scholarship
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Cards Comics and Collectibles
Brett’s Comic Pile
and DOZENS more!
We will have many comic panels scheduled all day long, including:
A discussion on Edgar Church by Chuck Rozanski
a GI Joe panel with Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon and Robert Atkins!
We will have an exclusive Top Cow comic book: Witchblade #132 with a VERY special sketch holiday cover by guest Randy Green!
Also, we are looking for folks wishing to moderate discussion panels, as well as volunteers and CGC witnesses. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Finally, and this is very special, Adam Lucas, the current #1 competitor in DC Comics’ ZUDA COMPETITION with his entry “Goldilock” has agreed to come to the show if we help him to win! The voting ends in less than 24 hours. He is in a dead heat for #1, and if you could kindly visit http://www.zudacomics.com/node/1261 and login and vote him in as your favorite, he will come to our show! What a cool deal! YOU can help us get an additional hot young artist to come to the show. Interactive convention-going!
Well…That is about it…oh yeah…there is a FREE sci-fi themed bowling party on Saturday night…and two-day passes start at $9.95, with children, folks with student IDs or Military IDs getting in FREE both days!
You have nothing to lose…visit http://www.VAcomicon.com for more information!
Go ahead and vote for Adam so he will come to the show! Visit our site, and help to make a difference in the first 2-day show in Virginia in over 25 years! Awesome!
owner Brett’s Comic Pile in Richmond, VA
Sponsor of the 2008 and 2009 Harvey Awards
Promoter of the VA Comicon on November 21-22
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ROBERT ATKINS @ GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS of WHEATON
Friday Sept. 18th from 1pm – 7pm
Robert was the artist on the current AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Chameleon storyline. Having worked on issue #603. He’s best known for his wildly successful IDW GI JOE relaunch though.
We will have copies of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #603 on hand that you can get personalized as well as copies of Robert’s limited edition GI JOE Snake Eyes print!
Graham Crackers Comics, 1207 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
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We are pleased to officially announce the VA Comicon on November 21-22 will be Virginia’s first 2-day comic show in over 25 years!
As such, we are planning a HUGE list of events, guests and premiums. Below is a partial list of featured guests to get everyone excited:
(writer: GI JOE, The ‘NAM, Wolverine)
(penciller: GI JOE, upcoming Amazing Spider-man)
(Inker: Joss Whedon’s Runaways and upcoming Amazing Spider-man))
(Multi-state studio with offices in NC and GA, specializing in pencilling and inking)
(Inker: Blue Beetle, Hard Time and more)
(Artist: Marvel Trading Carda and GravyBoy)
JOHN “Waki” WYCOUGH
(Inker: BloodRayne, GI JOE, Noble Causes)
(Creator of Indy hit “Teenagers from Mars” and writer of an upcoming Marvel project with James Callahan…see below)
(Creator of Rotting in Dirtville, and penciller of the critically acclaimed “Strange Detective Tales”)
(writer: Battlestar Galactica, 24, Shi, Zombie-Proof, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide)
(Creator of Astounding Space Thrills, and penciller of Star Trek Season 4)
LOUIS SMALL JR.
(Penciller on Vampirella, Codename Knockout)
(Creator of Cavewoman for Basement Comics)
(Penciller: Red Sonja and Claw, Weaon X, The Deadly Duo, and much, MUCH more!)
…And MANY MORE!
As an added bonus, Mr. Chuck Rozanski, the owner of Mile High Comics, will be giving a rare talk on Saturday regarding Mr. Edgar Church, the original owner of the “Mile High” Collection…the most famous comic book collection ever discovered!
Much more information is at our newly updated website over at http://www.vacomicon.com
Thanks for checking us out, and we look forward to seeing you on November 21-22!
Sponsor of the 2007 and 2008 Harvey Awards
Owner of Brett’s Comic Pile
Promoter of the VA Comicon on Nov 21-22