EVENT: Erie Library Comic Con 2017!!



The Geek ERIE and Erie County Public Library are getting ready for Erie Library Comic Con 2017, and so should you be!

Cool news: ELCC 2017 will be TWO DAYS long this year! On May 12, The GeekERIE & The Erie County Public Library present HERO PROM at Basement Transmissions (which has its own event page), and then the Con itself on May 13! Because of renovations being donne at the Library, we’ve moved the venue to Basement Transmissions (145 W 11th St, Erie, PA 16501).

At the Con Proper, you can find these guests and vendors (We’re 99.9999% confirmed on everything!):

VENDORS:
Actiontoyman specializes in action figures, comics and collectables. With three floors of fun, every visitor is sure to find something for their collection or to inspire a childhood memory. We have items from the 60s through today. From science fiction and superheroes to wrestling and sports, we have action figures, comics and collectables from all genres. Each visitor is treated to the visual impact of the action figures, the feeling of a neighborhood comic shop and the waves of nostalgia of past toys and collections. We are excited to be a part of the Library Con and will have a table full of items from the store to purchase during the event

Robot Zero Comics, Toys and Vintage

Books Galore is northwest PA’s largest specialty shop, featuring New Comics & Back Issues, Graphic Novels & Collected Editions, New & Used Books, Tabletop & Collectible Games. Stop in soon & get your geek on!

Taradoodles
World War Games & Distractions
Mord McGhee
Eerie Dolls

In The Zone Cards and Games is one of NE Ohio’s largest game stores. We carry a huge selection Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon TCG Products, Tabletop Games and Role Play Game Products and Miniatures. In addition we have one of the best selection of Gaming Accessories around including Dice, Sleeves and other TCG accessories, Miniature Paints/Accessories, D&D Miniatures/Tile Packs and more! We host weekly tournaments and casual game nights so there is always something fun going on and feature a great selection of over 100 open games to come in and try!

Uncommon Universes Press
Box Of Light Studios – Erie (AKA Awesome Dinosaur)

All the Small Things sells magnets, prints, and handcrafted items from a variety of fandoms.

Squishy Productions

What Is File 13? – Dan Hosek has wanted to create comic books for as long as he can remember. He worked in Marvel Comics’ editorial department and was a children’s book designer before co-founding Castle Comics to realize his lifelong dream. Castle Comics publishes File 13, a super-powered hero’s journey (with a healthy dose of humor thrown in) loosely based on a concept Dan had when he was twelve years old. The first three issues of File 13 will be available for purchase at the show!

Extra Life
Germaine Cabbagehead
littleblackcatresin
ConFabriqations
Erie Makerspace
Blurriecon
Retrocade Erie
Dan Kinem (The VHS Guy)
Apocalypse Comics

Brian Zielinski & Paul Stempka bring their story, HALFWATER, to the table.

Death Dealer Productions is a young start-up horror film company founded by Arie Lombardozzi in 2014. Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, Arie earned his B.A. degree while majoring in Film Studies. With a few short films under his belt from his years in film school, and currently two completed short films since graduating – “Blink of and Eye” and “There’s Nobody at the Bridge” which will be availabe for sale (plus t-shirts!), he is looking to share his twisted vision on indie film making with Death Dealer Productions. Be aware, death soon will be coming to your doorstep!

Leggings for Days sells buttery soft JeanMarie leggings: anime leggings, pop-art leggings, robot leggings, monster leggings, and loads of skull leggings.

Stellar Comics Group

USS Crystal Point is a Star Trek Fan Club based in Erie. We are the Flagship of Fleet 31, an International Star Trek Based Service and Cosplay organization. In addition to meeting monthly, we attend tons of Con’s in the tri-state area all year long, devote time to local causes, and host a monthly Trivia Night, among other things. We are always on the lookout for die hard fans as well as those who have a passing interest and are looking to have fun and give back! look us up on Facebook: “Friends of USS Crystal Point”.

“Monster” Mark Kosobucki

ARTISTS:
The Art of Eerie Eric
Jason Youngbluth of Deep Fried Comics
Mark Welser

Franklin O’Neal, ‘The Artist of Pro Wrestling’, the official artist for the PWHF(Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame) in Wichita Falls, Texas. He has also illustrated the children’s book ‘Dragons are Real!’, worked in many mediums, and has made art for wrestlers, actors, musicians, among other personalities.

Dee Fish is a Pennsylvania based cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. As a cartoonist, she is the creator of the online comic strip, Dandy & Company, an all-ages humor comic strip surrounding the misadventures of a dog and his boy. She is currently the writer and artist of the creator owned comic book, The Wellkeeper, young adult fantasy/adventure and the supernatural superhero comic, Apparition.

Mike Bocianowski

Hillary Upperman of PinkPig Studios makes a lot of cute plush toys, buttons, stickers and prints of fanart from various series from anime, comic books and movies and some original works.

Super Awesome Comics!
Aaron Mueller

GAMES STAGE:
Learn to play Pathfinder
Warhammer with Fallout Gaming
X-Wing

In the Zone’s games schedule is:

10 AM – Pokemon Video Game Premiere Challenge
12 PM – Pokemon Expanded League Challenge
11AM & 2PM – Dungeons and Dragons Learn to Play Campaign
-Magic the Gathering Booster Drafts on demand
-Board Games such as: Betrayal at House on the Hill, King of Tokyo, Munchkin, Fluxx, Batman Fluxx, 7 Wonders, Smallworld, Imperial Assault, Smash Up, DC Deckbuilding Game: Forever Evil, Zombicide, Ticket to Ride, Legendary Deck Building Game, Pandemic, Splendor, Ascension, Love Letter, Codenames, Catan, Machi Koro, Evolution.

EVENTS/WORKSHOPS:
10 AM – Intimidated by a character’s hair? Maybe you just need to change your hair color or style for a quick costume, but you don’t want to go all out at the salon. Where the heck do you get a wig anyway? Look no further! Join local cosplayer Risuru as she shares some basic cosplay wig-tips on where to buy, how to style, and how to care.

11 AM – Comic Book 101 (Creating a Character) with Melissa Shimek
12 PM – Comic Book 102 (Writing a Script) with Sean McGrath
1 PM – Comic Book 103 (Page Layout) with Jude Shingle

2 PM– World-building for Writers with Uncommon Universes Press

Paint N’ Take Minatures (all day on the Game Stage)

3 PM – Showing of There’s Nobody at the Bridge

FOOD:
Sticks & Bricks Wood Fired Pizza (Friday night only)
The Que Abides
Lavery Brewing
Tacos by Ashley Sayre de Rivas
Northern Scoop Craft Ice Cream

POST-CON
After the Con, we’ll have a TBA wrap-up event at Erie Movie House (last year, we showed MANOS – The Hands of Felt) with a showing of DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four PLUS a few other surprises! Triple feature for $5!

Can’t wait to see you there!

If You’re Schlepping About Erie…

…and you see this:


billboard

Please send a mental thank you note -as I alone will never be able to attain the appropriate level of gratitude- to Matt Texter and Chris Avondet of LAMAR Advertising for donating billboard space to The GeekERIE, Nick Parrett and Cynthia Aikley for liaising, and Mark Welser for making another kick-ass graphic fr us!

If you want to find a billboard and send in a picture, Matt says

Right now it’s on our board on I-90 east of rt 99 on the west facing panel, I also put it on our board in Ashtabula, Ohio (why not?!) on Rt 20 at the Fairgrounds Rd. Then it will start running on May 4 on our panel on I79 south of west 26th on the side facing south, and the other will start on 5/11 at 16th and Peach St facing south.

I’ll be heading out tomorrow morning to find one.

THANK YOU x ∞ !!