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Podcast feed for VODKA O'CLOCK, an inside look of the world of comics, publishing, films and entertainment as a whole. Interviews with great guests.

Queercopia Readings by LGBTQ New York Comic Con Writers Maria Burnham, Dylan Edwards, Jeff Krell, Amber Love, and Jennie Wood

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After Friday’s New York Comic Con, come to a reception and reading celebrating the diverse writings of LGBTQ New York Comic Con writers. Readers include Maria Burnham, Dylan Edwards, Jeff KrellAmber Love, and Jennie Wood. A reception begins immediately following the convention at 7pm with the readings at 7:30pm. More details here

VODKA O'CLOCK 1431 with JENNIE WOOD on writing comics and YA LGBT novels

I’m thrilled to welcome back to the show, JENNIE WOOD, the author of the graphic novel series FLUTTER and the YA novel A BOY LIKE ME. 

VODKA O'CLOCK 1430 with @SteveBryantArt on pets, the state of female characters like Athena Voltaire, & raising a son today

VODKA O'CLOCK 1429 with artist MICHAEL LARK

VODKA O'CLOCK 1428 Boston Comic Con's Queer Comics Panel

Jennie Wood, Brigid Alverson, Tana Ford, Amber Love, and Joey Stern at the Boston Comic Con talking about the characters and concerns of LGBTQ treatment in comics today.

VODKA O'CLOCK 1427 with WES LOCHER on plotting heists

VODKA O'CLOCK 1426 with crime fiction author JOSH STALLINGS

I’m thrilled to welcome for the first time a fabulous man and talented writer, JOSH STALLINGS. 

NJ’S SUPERHERO WEEKEND FOR CHARITY IS OCTOBER 4-5, 2014 AT COMIC FUSION TO BENEFIT “SAFE IN HUNTERDON”

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It is important that you read and follow our art guidelines below if you would like to donate to the auction!

NJ’S SUPERHERO WEEKEND FOR CHARITY IS SLATED FOR OCTOBER 4-5, 2014 AT COMIC FUSION IN FLEMINGTON TO BENEFIT “SAFE IN HUNTERDON”

FLEMINGTON - The 2014 NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND (formerly WONDER WOMAN DAY) to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon will be hosted by Comic Fusion on October 4-5 in Flemington’s Turntable Junction shopping village. Comic Fusion will auction comic book themed sketches to raise money and awareness for this domestic violence charity. We’ll have some prix fixe prints and raffles of prints, books and more.

Since 2007, Comic Fusion has raised close to $50,000 for SAFE in Hunterdon. This has been made possible by tremendous volunteers and companies such as Oni Press, Gov’t Comics, Periscope Studios, Vices Press and many talented comic book creators. This year we are able to incorporate some donated digital comics as well which will be used on some of the art as unlockable achievements: when milestones in bidding are reaching, that unlocks the prize of the USB to become a reward to the winner bidder on those pieces.

This year Comic Fusion welcomes to the store guest artists:

Saturday 10/4: Nick Mockoviak, Tom Schloendorn, Charles Wilson III, and musician Sarah Donner.

Sunday 10/5: Donna Gregory, Manda Cantillon, Stephen Coughlin and Joe Caramagna.  

Comic Fusion will also host the STAR WARS costuming groups the 501st Empire and the Rebel Legion, a GI Joe division, Batman, Capt. Marvel “Carol Corps” and many other costumed superheroes who will gladly pose for pictures.

The art sketches are auctioned with bids taken via email and in person at Comic Fusion. There are also raffles and door prizes.

"We’re looking forward to making some exciting additions to this year’s event,” said Elizabeth Amber Love, event planner. “Some of our volunteers are putting together special plans for kids’ crafts to bring them a more interactive experience.”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the comic industry brings awareness about issues of domestic abuse through annual fundraisers like NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND. Domestic Violence Awareness Month grew from the original 1981 Day of Unity conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Comic Fusion is an independently owned retail shop of comics, gaming and collectibles located in Flemington, New Jersey. They have organized an annual event to raise money and awareness for SAFE in Hunterdon since 2007.

SAFE in Hunterdon is a valuable community resource that provides transitional housing, 24-hour counseling, crisis intervention, legal advocacy and a children’s art therapy program for those affected by domestic abuse.

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CONTACTS:
Comic Fusion
Attn: Superhero Weekend

16 Turntable Junction
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-0599
http://store.comicfusion.net
@ComicFusion on Twitter
Look us up in Facebook searches

Elizabeth-Amber Love, Events Coordinator for NJ Superhero Weekend can be reached for interviews at amberlovescomics@gmail.com.
Stacy Korn from Comic Fusion can be reached at stacy@comicfusion.com and (908) 788-0599.

ART GUIDELINES FOR SKETCHES & PUBLISHED MATERIALS:

  • Superhero Weekend for SAFE in Hunterdon domestic abuse survivors’ shelter and services.
  • Need the scans of them by Sept 5th to be included on the official Comic Fusion website; actual sketches by September 15th.
  • No larger than 11×17
  • Based on past auctions: Inked sells better than pencil, color sells better than inked.
  • More than one character tends to get more bidders.
  • Characters cannot be depicted as sexualized, gratuitous, in a violent act, or in skimpy costumes. Regardless of what we the comics industry is used to, the sketches are representations by association of the shelter. If you have to ask if it’s okay, it’s probably not.
  • Be sure to include a note with your contact information.
  • The Facebook album with the sketches we’ve received is on Stacy’s profile. 

WHAT CHARACTERS:

Although we were founded as a Wonder Woman Day celebration originally, our market base to reach bidders required us to expand in order to do what’s best to raise the most possible for the charity.

Mainstream superheroes or characters that most people will recognize like Fantastic Four, Justice League, X-Men, Birds of Prey, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly. Couples/groups work great like Black Canary and Green Arrow, The Question and Batwoman, Spider-Man and Mary Jane, Lois and Superman, etc.

Characters should be shown in tasteful pinups or scenes. Again, if you have to ask if it’s okay, it’s probably not.

COSPLAY GUIDELINES:

  • No working weapons.
  • Nothing horror/scary.
  • Nothing too skimpy or revealing.
  • Characters should be family-friendly.
  • We prefer to not have duplicates of characters since this is a small store event (unless it makes sense like multiple Stormtroopers).
  • Sign up on Facebook to see what everyone is planning to wear.

Any behavior/harassment issues should be reported to Bill & Stacy of Comic Fusion immediately.

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Kevin Brueck: Comic Con villain

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On July 25th, my friends and I were walking down the street towards some place to have lunch during the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2014. A man stops us, asking my cosplayer friend to do a quick interview for his documentary on cosplaying. Which is a common project for filmmakers who attend the…

Another asshole & crew at Comic con.