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! One May 12, The GeekERIE & The Erie County Public Library present HERO PROM at Basement Transmissions (which will have its own event page), and then the Con itself on May 13! As details are hammered out, we’ll post them here.
We have a burgeoning guest list!
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
World War Games & Distractions
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.
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!
Dan Kinem (The VHS Guy)
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
The Art of Eerie Eric
Deep Fried Comics
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.
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.
Magic: The Gathering
Dungeons & Dragons
Comic Book 101 (Creating a Character)
Comic Book 102 (Writing a Script)
Comic Book 103 (Page Layout)
Paint N’ Take
World-building for Writers with Uncommon Universes Press
Liesl Zepp talks about cosplay costuming
Showing of There’s Nobody at the Bridge
Sticks & Bricks Wood Fired Pizza
The Que Abides
Tacos by Ashley Sayre de Rivas
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!
More updates to come soon!