The Press Release:
When the weather outside is frightful and the next big comic book convention in the tristate area is 3 months away, come join us for a ‘popup con’ that’s like no other!
Produced in partnership with Big Apple Comic Con, the 3-day special experience was created for hardcore fans and young families alike. Held in a beautiful and spacious venue that’s easily accessible by car and public transport, Cosmic Con includes all the usual goodies—comics, toys, Funkos, collectibles, panels, original art, creators, celebrities—plus a whole lot more!
Cosmic Con exclusives include prints and sketchbooks created just for the event, creative ‘playshops’ for the whole family, and a whole bunch of special programming, including a 100 years of Stan Lee (1922-2018) and of the 35th anniversary of the Alien franchise!
Compete in not one but two cosplay contests—one for kids, one for grownup kids—to win cool prizes and everlasting glory. Attend panels to learn about comic book history, tricks of the trade, and upcoming projects from some of your favorite creators and artists. Meet celebrities, take a picture together, and realize they have BO just like us. Get your comics signed and slabbed so you can never read them again—IT WILL BE FUN!
Guest artists and creators are still being finalized, but include:
Arthur Suydam, famous artist primarily known for his comics covers on Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Batman, Alien, Predator, Conan, and a bunch more.
Danny Fingeroth, longtime comic book writer, former group editor of Spider-Man, comics historian, and author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee.
Joe Rubinstein, award-winning artist and inker best known for The Marvel Universe Handbook, the Wolverine miniseries with Frank Miller, and Infinity Gauntlet with Jim Starlin.
Jesse Simon, grandson and chronicler of the legendary Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, the Newsboy Legion, the original Sandman, and countless others. Stay tuned for a special, generations-spanning project announcement! (Fine, we’ll tell you; it’s ShieldMaster!)
Roy Schwartz, pop culture historian and critic for CNN.com and The Forward and author of the Diagram Prize-winning book, Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero.
More added daily at cosmicconny.com/guests.
Don’t miss it—it’s a con you’ll remember!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s always great to find a convention being launched and while I will be missing the upcoming Big Apple Comic Con that happens this coming weekend since I am out of town, I will be looking into this one in Queens if my schedule is open. I’ll be listing this on the Events Calendar as well to help spark everyone’s attention and will also be on the lookout for additional press releases. What do you think of this first announcement? Chime in down below with your comments and I will see you next time around.