As previously stated on THIS POST and in several other items that have gone live over the last few days, the Metal Media Command HQ is on a recon mission at the annual Toy Fair over at the Javits Center. Well, I will be soon enough since this is posting in the early AM of this President’s Day. This notice serves up some of the lowdown about the upcoming Big Apple Comic Con and you’re going to want to pay close attention if you enjoy these things as much as we do.
The Press Release:
Big Apple Comic Con is coming! On March 9-10, 2019 the premier boutique comic and popular culture show in NYC , chock full of celebrities, dealers, collectors, cosplayers, and folks out for a great time, will take over the Penn Plaza Pavilion in the heart of the City.
For over 20 years Big Apple Conventions has presented the most outrageously fun comic and popular culture convention in New York City. Founded in 1997, the BACC features a large range of pop culture elements including science fiction/fantasy, film/television, cosplay, animation, anime, manga, toys, horror, collectible card games, video games, web comics, and fantasy and graphic novels.
Along with exhibitors displaying original comic art work and some of the most sought after collectible comic books in history, there are dozens of up and coming artists, independent publishers, plus celebrity panels, seminars, and workshops with professionals from various fields. The Big Apple Comic Con also features previews of upcoming films, and a main event cosplay costume contest. BACC 2019 features celebrity guests and noted comic book artists including:
• Star Trek’s William Shatner
• Marvel Luke Cage’s/Defenders/Jessica Jones, Mike Colter
• Multiple Golden Globe winner, stage and screen Star, Kathleen Turner (Sunday Only)
• Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Saturn Award winner Brent Spiner
• Harry Potter’s Chris Rankin
• Archer’s John O’Hurley
• Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy winning Motown Supremes’ star Mary Wilson
• The Martian Child’s David Gerrold
Also appearing – Ann Robinson (Sunday Only), Jason Liles, Richard Dorton, Alan Maxson, TJ Storm, Gigi Edgley, Geoffrey Cantor (Sunday Only), Debbie Rochon, Dave Madison and The Amazing Kreskin.
Comic Creator Guests:
• Frank Cho (Spider-Man, Avengers, The Hulk, Skybourne)
• Tony Isabella (Black Lightning, Luke Cage, Captain America)
• Jim Steranko (S.H.I.E.L.D, Captain America, X-Men)
• Bill Griffith (Zippy The Pinhead, Invisible Ink)
• Jae Lee (The Dreaming, X-Factor, Hellshock)
• Diane Noomin (Twisted Sisters, Glitz-2-Go)
• Arvell Jones (Misty Knight, Deathlok, Power Man)
• Mark Texeira (Black Panther, Wolverine, Ghost Rider)
Also appearing – Dan Nokes, Larry Welz, Robert J Sodaro, Peter Bagge, Joe Martino, Ramona Fradon, Reilly Brown, Adam Air Williams, Peter David, Sy Barry, John Orlando, Brian Kong, Bob Camp, J. David Spurlock, Timothy Truman, Larry Nemecek, Danny Fingeroth, James Sherman, Sean Chen, Jim Salicrup, Mike Diana, Cristian Aluas, Rodney Ramos, Keith Williams, Larry Stroman and Dan Fogel.
Dates: Saturday, March 9th from 10am – 7pm/Sunday, March 10th from 10am – 6pm
Location: Penn Plaza Pavilion at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Purchase tickets at: https://big-apple-comic-con.ticketleap.com/bacc2019/
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, PiercingMetal has been to three of the “Big Apple Comic Con” events over the years and its always a good time since we know numerous people who are attending in cosplay or working the tables as vendors or artists. After doing this stuff for almost fourteen years now one is bound to stay in touch with folks. That being said, perhaps you’ve never been before so you’ll want to look at THIS TAG for all of the posts referencing this BACC event. Hopefully it will spark your interest all the more. I hope to attend this year as well so let’s see how my schedule is closer to the event. If you’ve attended and wish to sell it to your fellow geek enthusiasts, please chime in down in the comments section below.