Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, hits the East Coast Comic Con at The Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J. April 29-30.
Our own Board Member and veteran comic writer and editor Dennis O’Neil will be at the Hero booth all weekend! Make sure you stop on by to chat with Denny and get your books signed. Dennis O’Neil will appear exclusively at the Hero booth, #233
And that’s not all! Freshmen artist Will Torres and Spider-Man Noir writer Fabrice Sapolsky will also be at the Hero booth all weekend!
And Hero Initiative Ambassadors across the con floor will be collecting for our cause when you get your books signed, so make sure to pay them a visit. Bob Budiansky, Gerhard, Mike Grell, Joe Jusko, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Maguire are all on the job, so do the right thing!
About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly 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 $950,000 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.
Artist Will Torres appears at Comic Book Jones on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from noon till 9:00 PM to sign Mister Venture: Man of Adventure.
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TOYS ON THE HUDSON ARRIVES BLACK FRIDAY 11/23
Finally after a year and half in the making Jersey City New Jersey’s largest combined Toy and Comic show has arrived. Hosted at the beautiful Westin Newport Hotel, 479 Washington Blvd Jersey City NJ 07310 phone 201-626-2900, the entire second floor of 18,000 square feet, over 150 tables will be packed with Celebrities, Guests, Comic Artists, Appraisers, Film Makers, Authors , Toy Manufacturers and Sculptors, and dealers with thousands of current and vintage Toys, Comics, Movie Memorabilia, Sports and Non-Sports, DVD, Bond & Spy Stuff, Horror-SciFi and Monster Collectibles, Robots, T-Shirts, Prints, Posters, Lobby Cards, High Quality Photos, Hot Wheels, Star Trek, Star Wars, Action Figures, Vintage Disney, Transformers, Advertising, Gaming, Gumball, Marvel, X-Men, Sponge Bob, Mego, PEZ, GI Joe, Barbie, Baseball Cards, Records, Slot Cars, Die-Cast, Resin Masks, Swords, Movie Props, Vintage Paper, Wrestling, Japanese Toys, Anime, Collectibles and so much more ….
Events include hourly door prizes, free give-a-ways, guest panels, photo ops with the 1966 Batmobile, The 501st Legion and Mandalorian Mercs Star Wars Characters, Benjy Greenberg as The Joker, Riddler and The Penguin, Real Life Superhero Wedjat and Marissa Jade as she releases her newest comic, and Pizza Tossing 101 classes with the famous seven year old Pizza Boss-Michael Testa.
Saturday Evening get together with the celebrities & guests at Michael Anthony’s restaurant, on the waterfront, across the street with bar food buffet & soda included for $25.00 each.
Here are some of the Celebrities and guests who have promised to be there:
- David Harris & Apache Ramos from the Warriors.
- Geri Reischl from the Brady Bunch.
- Ian Petrella from “A Christmas Story”.
- Paris Themmen from Willy Wonka.
- Bruce Tango from the Ghost Hunters.
- Billy Garcia from Survivor and Forsaken.
- Steve Savino from TheToy Hunter.
- Andrew “The Reinforcer” Anderson.
- Michael “The Pizza Boss”.
- DeadDavesRadio—Lee Platt & Dave Miller.
- The “Asterplace” —Japanese Anime Rock Band
Toy Guests, Comic & Fantasy Artists, Film Makers and Authors:
- Captain Action Toys
- Erik Sheets & Steven Defendini Toy Sculptors.
- Comic and Fantasy Artists, Ken Bald, Craig Blake, Marcus Boas, Jim Kyle, Rusty Gilligan, Mindy Indy, Geekboypress, Super Sox Shop, PBS Media, Javier Cruz Winnik, Joe Orsak, Will Torres, William Olmo, Mina Sanwald, Ed Coutts, Sam Grinberg, Mas Mediastudios, Emilio Velez Jr and Stamayo Studio.
- Film Makers and Authors, CJ Henderson, Douglas Brode, Rik Meyers, Ted A. Bohus, Dave Baumuller, Horror Biz, and R. Allen Leider.
- Superheroes For Hospice will be selling thousands of Comics where the profits go directly to hospice care and Real Life Superhero Wedjat will be collecting non-perishable food items for the needy.
A portion of your door admission will go directly to Autism Speaks and there will be several opportunities for you to donate towards winning some high end show items where the proceeds will be divided amongst the ASPCA, The American Red Cross, and The NJ Relief Fund for Super Storm Sandy.
Show opens Friday Evening 11/23 at 5 PM with a special “Shop While The Dealer’S Set Up” night @ $15.00 This is an optional night for guests and celebrities so many may not be there. Show opens Saturday 11/24 and Sunday 11/25 with an early admission 9 to 10AM of $15.00 and regular admission 10 AM to 5 PM of $10.00 A full three day pass is available for $20.00 and $35.00 party included.
Check the web site at www.toysonthehudson.com. For more detailed information or call 973-726-9897 or email email@example.com.