It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday January 13th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada Airport) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located close to exit 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.
It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940’s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.
Special guest artists this show are Dan Nokes and Paris Cullins. Dan is the artistic Director and publisher of 21st Century studios. Paris is a local legend best known for his work for DC Comics in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Also setting up will be manufacturer “Toon Tumblers.” Paul Merolle, CEO of the company is making the trek all the way from Massachusetts to display and sell the companies product line. They manufacture licensed pint size glasses featuring your favorite Marvel and DC Comics characters.
Any questions about the convention can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.