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 Krell, Amber Love, and Jennie Wood. A reception begins immediately following the convention at 7pm with the readings at 7:30pm. More details here.
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.
Elizabeth-Amber Love, Events Coordinator for NJ Superhero Weekend can be reached for interviews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacy Korn from Comic Fusion can be reached at email@example.com and (908) 788-0599.
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.
Any behavior/harassment issues should be reported to Bill & Stacy of Comic Fusion immediately.