VA Comicon (November 2014)

VA Comicon

Convention Name
The VA Comicon in Richmond
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/22/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/23/2014
About This Convention
Now in it’s 28th year, this will be the BIGGEST VA Comicon EVER, with almost 200 booths, over 100 artists, Cosplay, Deloreans, and more! We are VA’s #1 comic book show for investment collectors looking for rare comics. GI Joe fans will want to meet Larry Hama, the Godfather of GI Joe, and Herb Trimpe, the co-creator of Wolverine! Turtles Fans will want to pick up our special TMNT foil edition comic limited to just a few 100, with a cover by guest Matt Slay! Don’t Miss out…it will be almost 200 booths, with FREE parking, and Richmond’s LARGEST Anime show (included)…all for only $19.95!
Venue Name and Address
The Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
180
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Billy Tucci, Dan Parent, Jerry Gaylord, Tom King, Brian Clevinger

Rob Liefeld Headlines Biggest VA Comicon Ever This November 2013

Rob Liefeld VA Comicon

Press Release:

Rob Liefeld headlines biggest VA Comicon EVER Nov 23-24, 2013

From:
Brett Carreras
Promoter of the VA Comicon in Richmond

Greetings, Comics Fans!

This is Brett at the VA Comicon. We are pleased to announce the return of the 2-Day VA Comicon on Nov 23-24, 2013 in a BIG way! We have partnered with Painted Visions Comics to bring the largest comic book show EVER in Virginia (10 times the size of our 1-day shows!) to the Richmond International Raceway Complex (Where they have the NASCAR races!), with FREE parking for everyone.

This will be a COMIC BOOK show, catering specifically to the fans who actually COLLECT comic books. ALL of our vendors sell comic books (only 12 vendor spaces left!), and ALL of our guests work in the industry. Spread out over 36,000+ square feet, each vendor will have a full 10×10’ booth to showcase the finest in new and vintage comic book collectibles.

Our guest of honor at the show is Rob Liefeld, the creator of X-Force, which sold more copies of the same comic than any other comic book ever. Rob is also the creator of DEADPOOL. Joining him will be Wolverine co-creator Herb Trimpe, Kevin Keller creator Dan Parent, Atomic Robo creator Brian Clevinger, He-Man artist Pop Mhan, GI Joe artist SL Gallant, FX’s Archer’s Character Designer Sam Ellis, Top Cow President Matt Hawkins, and the list goes on and on!

We will also have the #1 worldwide expert on vintage comics, Previous CGC president, and current head buyer for Heritage Auctions, Mr. Steve Borock to answer your questions about investing in comic books, and we will have several lectures about investment level comics.

Do you like Exclusives? Extreme VIP passholders (only 50 available!) will receive a Rob Liefeld Ltd 250 Exclusive Comic featuring the Ladies of Brigade (his new series!), a Ltd 100 Robert Crumb licensed T-Shirt, and a Ltd 50 Archer print by Sam Ellis, the character designer on the FX series! Two-Day adult passes are less than $20, and Children’s passes are less than $10. If you register to get a Vendor booth, you will receive a LTD 250 Top Cow Aphrodite IX comic book with a holiday cover by Fan-fave creator Randy Green! Other exclusives WILL be announced soon!

We want this show to be affordable! Other shows cost so much to get to and stay at, and get inside, there is nothing leftover for comics. We want to BUCK THAT TREND! We are less than 2 miles from I-95 and I-64. Hotels in the area average $65 a night. Flights, train tickets and rental cars are some of the cheapest in the country. There are even RV hookups for $25 on-site! Vendor booths are 10×10 and small press tables are 6’. We will be presenting this show in the round, which means there are no corners or endcaps. This show is going to be amazing. We can’t wait to see you there!

Regards,

Brett Carreras
Promoter of the VA Comicon in Richmond November 23-24, 2013
All info on our one and 2-day shows is at http://www.vacomicon.com

The VA Comicon (November 2012)

VA

Convention Name
The VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
11/18/2012
About This Convention
Virginia’s largest and longest running Comic Book and Pop-culture convention. Now in it’s 26th year. 2012 will be FREE to all guests who register in advance at www.VAcomicon.com! We will have all-star talent at every show!
Venue Name and Address
The Crowne Plaza West
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
62
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
Guests
James O’Barr

The VA Comicon (September 2012)

VA

Convention Name
The VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
09/16/2011
About This Convention
Virginia’s largest and longest running Comic Book and Pop-culture convention. Now in it’s 26th year. 2012 will be FREE to all guests who register in advance at www.VAcomicon.com! We will have all-star talent at every show!
Venue Name and Address
The Crowne Plaza West
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
62
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror

The VA Comicon (July 2012)

VA

Convention Name
The VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
07/08/2012
About This Convention
Virginia’s largest and longest running Comic Book and Pop-culture convention. Now in it’s 26th year. 2012 will be FREE to all guests who register in advance at www.VAcomicon.com! We will have all-star talent at every show!
Venue Name and Address
The Crowne Plaza West
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
62
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror

The VA Comicon (April 2012)

VA Comicon

Convention Name
The VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
04/01/2012
About This Convention
Virginia’s largest and longest running Comic Book and Pop-culture convention. Now in it’s 26th year. 2012 will be FREE to all guests who register in advance at www.VAcomicon.com! We will have all-star talent at every show!
Venue Name and Address
The Crowne Plaza West
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
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Projected Attendance
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
Guests
Eric Basaldua, Matt Slay, Steve Conley

The VA Comicon (January 2012)

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Convention Name
The VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
01/15/2012
About This Convention
Virginia’s largest and longest running comic book convention. Now in it’s 26th year. ALL SHOWS in 2012 will be FREE to the public (if you register at our website), and will feature top-tier super-star guests!
Venue Name and Address
The Crowne Plaza West
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
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
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
Guests
Dan Parent, Herb Trimpe, Budd Root, Andy Smith

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VA Comicon Promoter Stepping Down After October 2011 Show But Con Will Continue

October 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Virginia

Press Release:

Brett Carreras, promoter of VA Comicon, steps down after Oct 29-30.

VA Comicon logoGreetings!

This is Brett from the VA Comicon…

I have known many of you for years, and some not nearly as long. I wanted to send out a heart-felt THANK YOU for everyone’s support of the VA Comicon, and my efforts as Director of PR for the show.

As you already know, the show THIS weekend will be the 25th anniversary event, founded by Guy Rose way back in 1986 as the “Chesterfield County Comic Collector’s Club.” I am proud to list Guy as one of my best friends, and look forward to celebrating his birthday THIS Sunday, Oct 30 at the VA Comicon.

As you also may know, I, Brett Carreras, took over promotion of the VA Comicon in 2004 to help Guy build excitement in the community. Today I am please to say the VA Comicon is THE premiere event for pop-culture in the state of Virginia, and I have helped in the past and in the future to bring Top Cow, Avatar Press, Fangoria, Zenescope, Moonstone, Adhouse and more AMAZING publishers to Richmond, Virginia.

I am now sitting here in Mountain View California (near San Francisco), with my friend and colleague Daniel Fogel (Hippy Comix) as we prepare for the VA comicon this WEEKEND, and I am reflecting back on my short but exciting career in comic books.

2011 has been a banner year for me. I had my first article published as an Overstreet advisor, I was told I will be listed as an adviser in an upcoming edition of the Fogel’s Underground Price Guide, I setup in San Diego with my good friend Ben Penrod, I helped to run the biggest comic book event EVER in the District of Columbia, and am about to personally finance the most exciting VA Comicon we have EVER had!

I have accomplished EVERYTHING I have ever set out to do in comic books. I have EVERY comic book on my “want list”. I am lucky enough to have traveled the country promoting this hobby. For me, this show in 4 days is a Pinnacle of EVERYTHING I have accomplished in this industry. While Brett’s Comic Pile will continue to operate, delivering thousands of comics for less than $1 each around the world, I feel I have professional hit a ceiling.

I invite YOU to join me at the VA Comicon for my retirement party (Why not go out on a high note, eh?), and Guy’s birthday party. In fact, if you pick up Advanced tickets NOW, at our website, I will even “eat the fees”. Type in the discount code “farewell” to save $1.24 off of each ticket. My gift to you during these last 48 hours the Advance Tickets are on sale.

Don’t worry…the VA Comicon will continue to operate, with FIVE shows planned in 2012…I look forward to telling you more about 2012 at our show this weekend. Thank you for ALL of your support, and please be sure to come by and say hi. I will see you at the show!

Sincerely,

Brett Carreras

http://www.vacomicon.com

VA Comicon 25th Anniversary Show October 29-30, 2011 Featuring O’Barr, Suydam, Etc.

The Crow

Press Release:

The 25th Anniversary show is THIS WEEKEND, Oct 29-30 in Richmond
Dear Brett,

This is Brett from the VA Comicon…Man-o-man am I excited about the show coming up this wekend in Richmond, VA on Oct 29-30!
So many exciting things to announce…from a Female Super-hero figure modeling course on Saturday, to MORE exclusive comics you can ONLY get at the show (like the TMNT Variant with the LEE Momument on the Christmas themed cover, to the Sexiest Witchblade cover EVER)!
It all happens THIS weekend in Richmond, VA! Don’t miss the Charity Art auction on Saturday to Benefit the Hero Initiative, and the $500 Cash Costume contest on Sunday…$250 for best group, and $250 best overall. Scope the links below!
Stories Comics in Richmond has been kind enough to donate two $50 Gift Cards for the youth prices (12 and under)…one for best group, and one for best overall!
We have an awesome lineup of lectures this year, including a frank conversation about Hollywood with James O Barr (the creator of the Crow), and a round-table GI Joe talk with Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe and SL Gallant! Check out all of the links! The show will be GREAT! Go to our website for the schedule!
Finally, a reminder Children 12 and under are FREE, and everyone else is $10 for the entire weekend! SKIP THE LINES! Pick up your advance ticket today at the website, and get in 1 hour earlier on Saturday to boot!
Children of advance ticket holders get in early for FREE!
Check out the headlines below for more fun at our upcoming show! THIS WEEKEND. All info and tickets are at our website. WHEW!
-Brett

Check out these quick links for more info!Many updates to exclusives!We added Arthur “Zombie King” Suydam to the guest list! 

Hero Initiative Original Art Auction info!

Lecture Schedule! SMALL PRESS updates!

 

Become a fan of us on Facebook to be in the KNOW, here are the most recent posts our fans were lucky enough to be in the know:
Please remember, this show is being self-financed by me, Brett Carreras, and is being operated completely as not-for-profit. We do have a VERY limited number of tables still available both days…if your company would like to be a part of Virginia’s BEST comic book show EVER in 25 years, we would love to hear from you!
I look forward to seeing everyone at the show!
Sincerely,

Brett Carreras
VA Comicon

A reminder, we are at the CROWNE PLAZA WEST in Richmond, VA, which is NOT the same location as last-year’s show…We have sold the room to capacity the last two years…the best way to not have to WAIT in in line is to pick up an advance ticket for only $10, the same price as at the front door. Thanks!

Kids 12 and under areFREE!
We LOVE having families come to the VA Comicon! In fact, we want WHOLE GROUP participation…That’s why we have a GROUP cash prize on Sunday for our costume contest!
Remember…Kids 12 and under are FREE the whole weekend with paid parent admission! Getting an ADVANCE Ticket? Your child can get in 1 hour early with you FREE of charge as well! Online sales will stop on Thursday, so you only have DAYS to take advantage! Get one NOW!
OFFER GOOD ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OCT 29-30 

Free Tickets To DC Comicon (Father’s Day) Available at VA Comicon This Saturday

Washington DC Comicon flyer

Press Release:

FREE TICKETS TO DC COMICON (FATHER’S DAY) AVAILABLE AT VA COMICON THIS SATURDAY (6/11)! INCREDIBLE COMIC ARTISTS!

Good evening! The title says it all!

Come to the VA Comicon THIS Saturday (June 11th) in Richmond, and pick up a ticket for the ONLY FREE NATIONAL SHOW IN THE COUNTRY, the Washington, DC Comicon!

The VA Comicon will feature an entire Small Press room, as well as top comic talent, door prize premiums from Top Cow, the Wieringo Scholarship, and Fangoria! Get there THIS Saturday in Richmond. More information, of course is at www.VAcomicon.com! And remember, ALL attendees will get a FREE ticket to the Washington DC Comicon.

The Washington Comicon will be held once again on the GMU campus on Sunday, June 19th (Father’s Day). With Special superstar Guests Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Jim Starlin (Thanos), Larry Hama (GI Joe), Todd Dezago (Tellos), and more, make sure to bring dad to the Nation’s only FREE National-level comic book show!

The DC Comicon is being operated By Brett Carreras (The VA Comicon) and Marc Nathan (Baltimore Comicon), so it’s BOUND to be awesome! More info at www.DCcomicon.com.

We’ll see you all on Saturday, and then on Father’s Day. Awesome!

-Brett (owner of www.BrettsComicpile.com)
Promoter of the VA Comicon and co-promoter of the DC Comicon

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