So Cal Comic Con (October 2013)

So Cal Comic Con

Convention Name
So Cal Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.socalcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/20/2013
About This Convention
Come out to the 4th annual So Cal Comic Con on Sunday, October 20th, from 10am-5pm, at the QLN Conference Center in Oceanside! Kids 13 and under, and any member of the military, get in for FREE! We’ve got 2 Guests of Honor for this year’s show:

* Artist Clayton Crain is known for his gorgeous painted work on titles like Carnage, Ghost Rider, X-Force, and Valiant’s upcoming Unity and X-O Manowar titles.

* Artist John Kricfalusi is best known as the creator of Ren & Stimpy through his company Spumco. Today, John works on various projects including a new George Liquor cartoon called Cans without Labels, and a new John K Presents: Spumco Comic Book Hardcover published by IDW Publishing, on sale at this show!

The 1st 100 people in line get a FREE gift bag STUFFED with cool comics. There are raffles throughout the day where you can win prizes like Iron Man #1 from 1968 SIGNED by Stan Lee and artist Gene Colan! Dozens of comic and toy vendors are on hand to sell your favorite Golden, Silver, Bronze, or Modern Age comics and toys. IDW Publishing and Aspen Comics will be in attendance, along with numerous comic creators, including:

Eric “eBas” Basaldua (Grimm Fairy Tales, Witchblade)
Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)
Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony)
Richard Friend (Forever Evil, Batman Dark Knight)
Joel Gomez (Batman, Lost Boys: The Thirst)
Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, The Authority)
Chris Moreno (Toy Story, Sidekick)
Marat Mychaels (Blindside, Notti & Nyce)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’Blazin, Sonambulo)
Tone Rodriguez (Violent Messiahs, Simpsons, Mayhem)
Mike Wellman (Guns A’Blazin, Mac Afro)

Admission is only $7 for adults, or $6 with a flyer which can be found at many Southern California comic book stores. Parking is free. Bring the family!

Venue Name and Address
QLN Conference Center
1938 Avenida del Oro
Oceanside, CA 92056
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Clayton Crain, John Kricfalusi, Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Tony Fleecs, Richard Friend, Joel Gomez, Drew Edward Johnson, Chris Moreno, Marat Mychaels, Rafael Navarro, Tone Rodriguez, Mike Wellman

So Cal flyer

Power-Con (September 2013)

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Convention Name
Power-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.thepower-con.com/
About This Convention
Power-Con is the fan convention dedicated to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and ThunderCats.

Entertaining panels, loads of collectibles and toys and much much more! Experience these fan-favorite brands in a whole new way.

Venue Name and Address
Torrance Marriott South Bay
3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90503
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
76
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
Guests
Derek Gable, Mel Gilden, Stuart Gillard, Rowby Goren, Barbara Hambly, Phil Harnage, Gavin Hignight, Four Horsemen, Larry Houston, Michele Ivey, Larry Kenney, Robert Lamb, Corey Landis, Christian Lanz, Roger Lay, Jr., Lynne Lipton, Matthew Malach, Steven Melching, Eddy Mosqueda, Francis Moss, Bob Nall, Scott Neitlich, Peter Newman, Ciro Nieli, Dan Norton, Rudy Obrero, Alan Oppenheimer, Rob Paulsen, Christina Pickles, Gerrianne Raphael, Michael Reaves, Tone Rodriguez, Lee Schneider, Connie Schurr, Felipe Smith, Dean Stefan, Tom Tataranowicz, Tanya Tate, Matt Tyree, Steve Varner, Jack and Leslie Wadsworth, Tom Waltz, Anthony Washington, Chris Weber, Karen Willson, Dave Wilkins, David Wise, Bill Wolf, David Wolfram, Jason Ybarra

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So Cal Comic Con (November 2012)

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Convention Name
So Cal Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.socalcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2012
About This Convention
Come buy Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern comic books, as well as toys and merchandise, at the 3rd annual So Cal Comic Con! Meet Guest of Honor Marc Silvestri and over a dozen artists and writers, including Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Ale Garza, Mike McKone, Marat Mychaels, Tone Rodriguez and Joe Weems! Free gift bags for the 1st 100 people in line, along with raffles all day for prizes like Avengers #1 from 1963 SIGNED by Stan Lee, and a Jim Lee sketched Icons Previews Exclusive Hardcover! Meet publishers like Top Cow, IDW, and Aspen Comics and buy convention exclusive products.
Venue Name and Address
QLN Conference Center
1938 Avenida del Oro
Oceanside, CA 92056
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Marc Silvestri, Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Keu Cha, Richard Friend, Ale Garza, Joel Gomez, Sina Grace, Mike McKone, Chris Moreno, Marat Mychaels, Tone Rodriguez, Joe Weems

Save $1 off admission by printing this flyer and bringing it to the show!

Sac-Con This Weekend with Billy West & More

Press Release:

Sac-Con is this Sunday June 3rd at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento (6151 H Street).  10am – 5pm.  Admission is $6 at the door.  Meet great guests like:

Billy West – The voice Futurama’s “FRY”, “REN AND STIMPY” and More!  

Vince Locke – Artist & Co-Writer of “DEADWORLD”    

Dan Brereton – The Nocturnals, Red Sonja   

Tone Rodriguez – Simpsons Comic Book Artist

Mark Bode – Miami Mice, Heavy Metal, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  

and more!  

Pre-Register for Sac-Con for only $4.00  

Check out some of our great events at the show:

Cosplay Costume Contest

Classic Video Game Tournament

Huge Vendors Room

12pm Charity Auction

Panels/Q & A’s with our guests as well as the  Sac Geeks 

Free Yugioh & Magic Tournaments

Console Game Room

and more!

CA – Free Comic Book MAY

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Press Release:

So, Free Comic Book Day is over, but FREE COMIC BOOK MAY continues. Below you will find information on how to take advantage of the amazing FREE COMICS giveaways we are doing every Saturday in May, as well as our crazy Events for this week. Please make sure to participate in all of these events, you will be glad you did.

First, about the FREE COMIC BOOK MAY Promotion. If you stopped by on Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday, you received a Stamp Card, with 4 places to get a stamp. The first week should have been pre-stamped. If you did not get a card, or could not stop by on Saturday, pick one up anytime this week. Deadline is Friday night. IF you do not get one, you can not participate in Free Comic Book May promotion and trust me, when that Free Graphic Novel Day comes around, you will want to be part of that. You need to have all 3 stamps stamped on your card in order to get a FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL on May 26th, the fourth Saturday of the month .

We also have two awesome Signing Events this week.

First event is our two signings for SAM HUMPHRIES DAY. Sam is an awesome dude and a great friend of the store, and on this Wednesday, his new creator-owned book, Higher Earth (which is fantastic, and the first issue is $1.00) comes out, as well as his first issue of The Ultimates, which he is co-writing with Jonathan Hickman. In addition to that, We have copies of this incredible John Carter : Gods of Mars #1 with Ramon Perez (the artist of Tales of Sand) as well as $1.00 copies of Fanboys vs. Zombies #1. We also will have in stock Our Love is Real, a super controversial one shot that started Sam’s career in a huge way, as well as first 3 issues of Sacrifice, his indie series that made him a star, including our EXCLUSIVE Variant. We’ll have signings in Pasadena from noon to 3pm, and in the Valley from 5-8pm.

The other event we have this week is going to be HUGE. Join us on Saturday, May 12th, from 6pm to 9pm, as we celebrate the release of a truly SPECIAL Graphic Novel / Art Project, DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE, with creator/writer Christopher Ryder, as well as all of the artists involved in this awesome project, including:

Marc Sandroni
Mike Vosburg
Tone Rodriguez
Andy Suriano
Tony Fleecs
Chris Moreno
Mark Dos Santos
Rahsan Ekedal

The event will be a 1940s noir/sci-fi Costume Party / Contest (with an amazing prize for the best costume, a jam piece by the artists involved), FREE BOOZE, Custom Label DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE Cigars, Music, Movies and a ton of Retro FUN.

RSVP For this event by clicking HERE.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

Sac-Con (June 2012)

Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show

Convention Name
Sac-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.sac-con.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/03/2012
About This Convention
The Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show (Sac-Con) is a celebration of Pop Culture Entertainment specializing in Comic Books, Toys, Video Games, Japanese Animation, Costuming and much more! The show features over 100 vendors tables as well as a small press/artists alley highlighting local amateur artists and self published comic book creators. Events include a 1pm Charity Auction benefitting local charities, 4pm Cosplay Costume Contest, Video Game Tournaments, Art Contest and Panels/Workshops. Special Guests include voice actor Billy West (the voice of Ren and Stimpy, Doug, Futurama’s Fry, Bugs Bunny and more), zombie artist Vince Locke and many more. 
Venue Name and Address
Scottish Rite Center
6151 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
Billy West, Vince Locke, Mark Bode, Tone Rodriguez

Sac-Con June 3, 2012 Flier

So Cal Comic Con (August 2011)

August 12, 2011 by  
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Convention Name
So Cal Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.socalcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
08/27/2011
About This Convention
The So Cal Comic Con is proud to announce that the Guest of Honor for the 2nd show will be none other than fan-favorite artist and creator J. Scott Campbell! A previous resident of San Diego while working at Wildstorm Productions, Campbell is known throughout the world for his artistic rendering of attractive women and dynamic pencilling on titles such as Gen 13, his creator owned titles Danger Girl and Wildsiderz, and his stunning covers for Amazing Spider-Man and other popular Marvel Comics titles.In addition to Mr. Campbell, the So Cal Comic Con is also hosting comic creators such as Keu Cha (Hex), the Garage Art Studios team (Tony Fleecs, Chris Moreno, Tone Rodriguez, and Mark dos Santos), penciller Joel Gomez (Flashpoint: Reverse Flash), local artist David Miller, and inker Joe Weems. Blogger Michael Hamersky (ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com) will be broadcasting LIVE from the event! Comic books can be autographed and receive the prestigious CGC Signature Series label designation for any guest at our show.

Admission to the show is only $5, or $4 with a flyer from your local Southern California comic book shop. Kids 13 and under get in free with a paid adult admission. Buy your tickets at the door. Free gift bags will be provided to the 1st 100 fans in attendance, filled with donated comics and posters from our sponsors (IDW, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Top Cow/Image, and more)

The 2nd annual So Cal Comic Con will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Oceanside Boys and Girls Club, located at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054. Raffles will be held throughout the day for amazing prizes like a copy of X-Men #1 from 1963 signed by Stan Lee! We are hosting over a dozen vendors, including Southern California Comics, Super-Con/Steve Wyatt, Terry’s Comics, Comic Madness, The Comic Cellar, Echo Base Toys, Comic Gallery, GoDaddyO’s Comic Book Hideout, Mike’s Collectibles N’ Stuff, Angelo’s Comics, Desert Wind Comics, FVF Comics, and more!

ABOUT THE SO CAL COMIC CON
The So Cal Comic Con is a locally run comic book convention aimed at providing a friendly and exciting atmosphere for buying comic books, graphic novels, toys, and original comic artwork for all ages and eras. We are not affiliated with any other convention or non-profit organization in San Diego. For more information, please check our website athttp://www.socalcomiccon.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SoCalComicCon.

Venue Name and Address
Oceanside Boys and Girls Club
401 Country Club Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
United States
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Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
J. Scott Campbell, Keu Cha, Tone Rodriguez, Chris Moreno, Joe Weems, Tony Fleecs, Mark dos Santos, Joel Gomez, David Miller

2011 So Cal Comic Con flyer

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Whilce Portacio, Tomm Coker, Joshua Fialkov, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs, Tone Rodriguez, and Ray Friesen sign on May 7th.

Press Release:

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 11, 2010 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, San Fernando Valley’s Premiere pop culture store, is excited to announce this year’s big Celebration for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, featuring some of the best talent in comics, charity fundraiser event, and many great giveaways for all attendees.
 
Collector’s Paradise has a long history of working closely with comic book industry creators. The store holds monthly events with artists and writers from all corners of the industry, and the full time gallery hosts art events and gallery shows.  “Our goal is to be more than just a comic book store. There are many comic book stores in our city. We want to stand out, to become a Destination where one can interact with the people that produce the books.”, says Edward Greenberg, the owner of Collector’s Paradise.  Comic book industry has been very supportive of Collector’s Paradise’ efforts in this endeavor, working with them to organize numerous events to promote their new releases and special projects.
 
This year Collector’s Paradise is presenting one of their best line-ups of comic book creators to date, including:
 
Whilce Portacio – Co-founder, Image Comics, Creator and Artist – Wetworks, Uncanny X-Men, Artifacts…

Joshua Fialkov – creator – Eisner-award nominated TUMOR graphic novel, Echoes, Elk’s Run

Tomm Coker – creator – Undying Love, artist on many Marvel titles including Daredevil NOIR, 5 Ronin

Tone Rodriguez – artist – Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem!, Snake Plissken Chronicles, Radioactive Man

Tony Fleecs – creator/writer/artist – In My Lifetime, a critically-acclaimed autobiographical comic book

Chris Moreno – artist – Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  

Ray Friesen – kids graphic novel author – Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken, Cupcakes of Doom… 

In addition to the great creator line up, the event will feature the annual “Sketches for HERO Initiative” fundraiser, where all of the artists featured will do $10 sketches for the fans, with 100% of the proceeds directly going to HERO Initiative, a fantastic charity that helps comic book creators in need.  Collector’s Paradise has been working with HERO for the last five years to make sure that those creators who need financial and medical help are taken care of.
 
Kids are a big focus of Collector’s Paradise’ effort on FCBD.  The event will feature costumed characters for the kids to take photographs with, as well as several thousand kid-friendly comic books given away to all fans in attendance. 
 
For the first time at our FCBD Event, a famous Korean / Latin fusion Food Truck, CALBI, will be parked at our event from 11am to 3pm, selling their delicious fusion tacos and burritos to event attendees.
 
The event will be held at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards from Noon to 7:00pm, with creator signings and character appearances from noon to 3:00pm.
 
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, on the corner of Winnetka Ave and Sherman Way, in Canoga Park.  For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, owner of Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery @ 818.999.9455 (business) or 818.326.2517 (cell), or at store@comicsandcards.net

Hero Initiative at WonderCon 2011

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative Celebrates WonderCon’s 25th Anniversary With A Fundraiser Sponsored by IDW for The Cartoon Art Museum and the Hero Initiative with Special Guest Berkeley Breathed

Sketch of your choice by Arthur Adams at Auction and Special Guests singings!

LOS ANGELES, CA: WonderCon celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011 as one of the country’s best comics and popular arts events on the West Coast! Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that supports comic creators in financial need, will be there celebrating with the crowd at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco, Friday April 1 through Sunday April 3.

To help celebrate, The Hero Initiative and the Cartoon Art Museum proudly present the Annual WonderCon Weekend Party and Silent Auction, generously sponsored by IDW Publishing. The party will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 8pm to 11pm at the museum located at 665 Mission Street in San Francisco, right around the corner for the convention. Tickets for this event will be sold on a sliding scale from $10 to $100. Special incentives will be given for higher-level donations including membership, signed catalogs, and special limited edition prints. Advance tickets may be purchased through this link: http://guestli.st/48612. Capacity for this special event is limited, and advance reservations are recommended otherwise tickets can be purchased at the door. Don’t miss out on the fun; you never know who will show up!

In addition, we are giving you a chance to get a convention sketch from master artist Arthur Adams! Go to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290548732226 for details, and you could win a single-character inked drawing of a character of your choosing. The winning bidder MUST be paid in full by April 1st and bring their PayPal receipt with photo ID to the Hero Initiative booth, #702.

At our booth we will have newly released Archie: 50 Times and American Icon book for sale! All 50 amazing covers have been donated from artists around the world to comprise this fantastic collection! Get it while supplies last! Don’t forget to check out our line up for sketches and signatures. Proceeds all go to Hero Initiative’s great cause. Check it out!

Booth schedule as follows:

Friday April 1, 12-7
Marv Wolfman 330-430
Jason Aaron 4-5
Francis Manapul 430-600

Saturday April 2, 10-7
Francis Manapul 1-3
Marv Wolfman 430-530

Sunday April 3, 11-5
Terry Moore 1-2

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The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms.

About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict 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 $400,000 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.

Planet Comicon, Kansas City (March 2011)

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Convention Name
Planet Comicon, Kansas City
Convention Website Address
http://www.planetcomicon.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.
Start Date
03/26/2011
End Date
03/27/2011
About This Convention
Planet Comicon is the largest pop culture and comic book event in this area of the Midwest. The convention will feature media personalities, comic book creators as well as a large vendor area with a variety of collectibles for sale.
Venue Name and Address
Overland Park International Trade Center
6800 W 115th St
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Gaming
  • Anime
Guests
Jeremy Bulloch, Lindsey Wagner, Michael McMillian, Alaina Huffman, Jason Aaron, Jerry Duggen, Tony Fleecs, Nathan Fox, Gary Friedrich, Ron Garney, Jeremy Haun, Phil Hester, Brian Hurtt, Matt Kindt, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin Mellon, B. Clay Moore, Tony Moore, Jai Nitz, Ande Parks, Rick Remender, Tone Rodriguez, Steven Sanders, Dan Scott, Ben Templesmith, Freddie Williams II

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