Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention Returns in 2014 with Tribute to Joe Kubert

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Press Release:

The best small comic convention in America announces its return with a tribute to artist and teacher Joe Kubert!

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th go-round. It will have all the features that have made it a very special event on the comic book convention calendar.

The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs are sponsoring the event. Faculty Advisors are art teachers Allan Rosenberg, Danielle Russo and social studies teacher Matthew Ambrose. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show and organize every aspect of the event. Their art will be displayed in a special exhibition. The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration of the Arts which include the convention, visits to art museums, a student art show and visits to the school from professional artists.

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic book industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year with lots of folks winning wonderful treasures. The auction will be happening at 2:30PM in the cafeteria.

We will be having art lessons running throughout the day available to all attendees. Our guests will also speak about careers in art.

This year we will be paying tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration: Joe Kubert: A great cartoonist and a great art educator. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world. We are inviting graduates from The Joe Kubert School to appear as guests. A representative from the school will be with us. This tribute is a very special occasion for art teacher Allan Rosenberg. Allan’s favorite cartoonist when he was in high school was Joe Kubert and Joe was partially responsible for Allan becoming an art teacher through the example Mr. Kubert set.

Here is our guest list with many more comic creators to join the list:
Walt Simonson
Joe Staton
Herb Trimpe
Tom Palmer
Jack C. Harris
Bob Wiacek
Trevor Von Eeden
Steve Mannion
John Workman
Doug Baron
Mike Lilly
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Bob Pinaha
Paul Bonono
Rick Man
Glen Whitmore
Janet Hamlin
Rudy Nebres
James Sherman
Dave Bullock
Eric Battle
Joe Giella (tent.)
Dennis Colero (tent.)
Elaine Lee

And many more to come…

Many of our guests will be available at their tables for portfolio reviews, so budding young artists bring your work.
The Hawthorne Convention is the friendliest and most exciting comic-con around. You will have unheard of access to comic creators with short lines and extremely friendly creators. If a creator is at The Hawthorne Convention you can be sure they love comics and they love meeting fans!
Here is all the important information you need:

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention
Saturday May 10th, 2014
10AM-4PM
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 05706
Admission: $5.00

Google or Mapquest the directions, we are easy to get to by car or train. You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station.

Wonderful food is available within walking distance in downtown Hawthorne, just three blocks away so you can stay the whole day.

For more info contact Allan Rosenberg at: arosenberg@hawthorne.k12.nj.us

California Comic Convention (January 2013)

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Convention Name
California Comic Convention (January 2013)
Convention Website Address
http://www.calcomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/27/2013
About This Convention
The seventh year of the California Comic Convention will again be held in Yorba Linda (Orange County) California. The show will be on Sunday between the Football play-offs and Super-Bowl, so no one attending will miss the games. This show will feature mostly Vintage Comics, Fanzines and Artwork. The Guests will be British artist Barry Kitson and Rudy Nebres. Barry is well known for his work on Spider-Man and Batgirl. Rudy is know for work in Savage tales of Conan an warren magazines, As in past years we will have a CGC comic and original Art raffle with free entry for all paid admission. the grand prizes will be original artwork done by our guest artists. Because the show has been so successful in the past, all tables are already spoken for. We are starting a waiting list at this time for a possible expansion room.
Venue Name and Address
California Comic Convention
4501 Casa Loma Ave
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
46
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Rudy Nebres, Barry Kitson

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Super WildPig Show (May 2012)

February 20, 2012 by  
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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

SDCC Announces First 30 Special Guests for 2012

Jim Lee Justice League 5

Comic-Con International has announced the first 30 special guests for their 2012 convention.

Editor’s Note: George Perez has since announced via his Facebook page that he has had to cancel his appearance there this year.

Hawthorne High School Comic Con Returns

Press Release:

New Jersey’s premier comic book convention the Hawthorne High School Comic Convention is back on May 14th for it’s sixth show. Join the students of the Cartooning and the Art Clubs as we present New Jersey’s premier comic book art gathering.

There will be appearances by comic book creators and dealers. Art lessons will be presented all day by the comic professionals and we will have our incredible auction of original comic art, graphic novels, rare comics and other great items. The convention is held to celebrate the great American art form, comics, and to raise funds for our high school’s talented art department.

The art lessons will include many of the skills needed to create comics. The art lessons are for all ages and skill levels

Among the comic creators already booked to appear are:

Walter Simonson
Herb Trimpe
Joe Sinnott (tent)
Bob Wiacek
Joe Staton
Mark Texiera
Rudy Nebres
Paolo Rivera
Joe Giella (tent)
Mark Romanowski
Dick Ayers
Scott Roberts (tent)
James Sherman
Elaine Lee
Danny Fingeroth
Jim Salicrup
Rodney Ramos
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Steve Mannion
Buddy Scalera
Rick Parker
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Trevor Von Eedon
Louis Small Jr.
Neil Volkes

…And many more creators to come.

This is an extremely “kids friendly” event. Our art lessons are for all ages and there will be “kid friendly” items in the art auction.

The particulars:
May 14th, 2011 from 10am – 4pm

Dealer tables: $50: Email contact: alllal@aol.com

So whether you are a long time comic book convention veteran or want to experience your very first comic book show, come on out for the finest comic book convention – the 6th Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention on May 14th.

Hawthorne High School
160 Parmalee Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace – A Free Admission Show for February 2011

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Press Release:

Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace

Special One Day Free Admission Show

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 10AM – 6PM

Early VIP Admission 9AM-10AM

Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York City

www.NYCBM.com

Just in time to thaw out New York City, Mike Carbo will be having a FREE One Day Comic Book Show to warm the hearts of all comic loving fans!

Come and meet some of your favorite artists and comic book legends such as Bill Sienkiewicz, Dick Ayers, Irwin Hasen, Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, Sean Chen, Rudy Nebres, Bill Tucci, Larry Hama 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.

For all those Star Wars fans come and meet Peter Mayhew, the one and only Chewbacca! Geoffrey Holder from the 007 Live and Let Die film will also be in attendance to meet with fans and sign autographs.

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!

Bring your children and help introduce a whole new generation to the fun filled, awe inspiring world of comics.

INFORMATION: Contact Mike Carbo 201-892-1212, mikecarbo@gmail.com

WildPig Comic Convention and 50% off Sale (April 2011)

February 8, 2011 by  
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WildPig

Convention Name
WildPig Comic Convention and 50% off Sale
Convention Website Address
http://www.wildpigcomics.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
04/03/2011
About This Convention
Formerly a comic book store in central NJ for eleven years, WildPig Comics now runs a comic convention twice a year based exclusively around our inventory. Our convention features 60,000 50 cent comics from the Silver Age to the present in alphabetical order, 2,000 trades at 50% off, comic and comic-related magazines at 50% off, free raffles at 1 and 4 PM (featuring Marvel Omnibuses and DC Absolute Editions), and 30 artists. We offer a superb selection at bargain prices, so customers never have to haggle or fear being swindled. Our convention is dedicated to a celebration of the comic book medium, so all 3500 square feet of space is free of the multimedia dog and pony aspects of the bigger shows.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn Somerset
195 Davidson Ave
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Fred Chao, Comic Geek Speak, Bryan J.L. Glass, Fred Hembeck, Rudy Nebres, Alex Robinson, Tom Smith, Timony Brothers, Neil Vokes, JK Woodward, and many more!

Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace (February 2010)

Convention Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace
Convention Website http://www.nycbm.com/
Start Date 02/27/2010
About This Convention: NYC’s Longest-Running and Greatest One-Day Show Returns Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 11am to 7pm, at Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City

Please call 1-800-723-5572 for more details and visit www.nycbm.com

Sponsored in Part By Forbidden Planet New York

Comments from our June 2009 Show:

“Fantastic new room! Beautiful set-up. Wonder Woman #1 Sale! San Diego-like buys! New York needs more shows like this!
- Vincent Zurzolo, Metropolis Comics

“Was mobbed all day! Great space! Thumbs UP!!”
- Ted Van Liew, Superworld Comics

“I always enjoy the Big Apple shows – the fans are great and the guests are fantastic!”
- Cliff Chiang, DC Comics Artist

“It was a great show! Barely had time to sit it was so busy!”
- New Dimension Comics

“It was extremely well organized, crowd was enthusiastic! Can’t wait for the next one!”
- Chuck Rozanski, Mile High Comics

“All capital letters… PHENOMENAL!”
- Joe Rodgers, Comic Dealer

“Great fun seeing the fans! What a turnout! We’re coming back!”
- Gene Colan, Legendary Comics Artist

“Rivals April 5th 1987, Fred Greenberg’s 1-day! This brought back that fantastic memory!”
- Rich Muchin, Tomorrow’s Treasures

“This is the best Big Apple Con ever! The location, the people, the celebrity guests, the bargains… it couldn’t be any better!!!”
Jim Salicrup, Editor-in-Chief, Papercutz, MOCCA Trustee

Convention Guests 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.

Also on hand will be actor David Roya, famous for his role as Bernard Posner in the cult classic film “Billy Jack.”

Venue Name Penn Plaza Pavilion
Venue Address 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 100
Projected Attendance 3000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Comic Books
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
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.