Spotlight: MattApplegateDraws (Matt Applegate)

Today’s Spotlight is on the one and only Matt Applegate! Matt Applegate, or MattApplegateDraws, is an amazing artist from Kentucky. He creates photorealistic portraits typically on trading card sized stock and has worked on licensed properties like Star Wars, Stranger Things, and Marvel through trading card companies like Topps and Upper Deck Entertainment. When heContinue reading “Spotlight: MattApplegateDraws (Matt Applegate)”

Virtual Pop Expo 2020

Virtual Pop Expo is an online convention that takes the ever-growing virtual con experience up to a whole new level! It was certainly well-produced and that’s no surprise, considering that VPE is organized by heavy-hitters like Experience Level Entertainment (XLEVELENT) & Kaleidoko and sponsored by Wacom, Neft, Hot Topic, and FYE. But even better, VirtualContinue reading “Virtual Pop Expo 2020”

The Mall Collectibles Show (Winter 2020)

The Mall Collectibles Show returned February 15 & 16 to the Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick, NJ. For two days, collectors and regular mall shoppers alike could find themselves hunting for vintage & modern collectibles like Matchbox Cars, Lego Minifigures, full trading card sets, Happy Meal toys, video games, original movie posters, and evenContinue reading “The Mall Collectibles Show (Winter 2020)”

The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum (Cheshire, CT)

The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum (BCCCM) and Barker Animation Art Gallery are both located in Cheshire, CT and have recently been named one of the most underrated places in Connecticut! Founded by lifelong collectors and enthusiasts Herb & Gloria Barker, the museum is filled with over 40 years of collecting. And with someContinue reading “The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum (Cheshire, CT)”

Top 10 Posts of 2019

2019 consisted of visits to some amazing pop-ups, exhibits, and conventions! With 53 articles here, 34 videos on YouTube, and 243 posts on Instagram, I can’t wait to see where we’ll go in the new year! In case you’ve missed them, here are just 10 of the top performing posts of the year, and beContinue reading “Top 10 Posts of 2019”

Suffolk Comic & Art Expo (Fall 2019)

Just six months after its second show, Suffolk Comic & Art Expo was back with a third show featuring an Artist Alley comprised of over 80 creators & 40 vendors for an epic day at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, NY. On Saturday, October 26, special guests like Adam Kubert, Jim Steranko, ArtContinue reading “Suffolk Comic & Art Expo (Fall 2019)”

Baltimore Comic Con 2019 (20th Anniversary)

Celebrating its 20th year, Baltimore Comic Con once again delivered an amazing comic-focused convention of massive proportions with an immense roster of guests all under one roof! Read through for some of the highlights and be sure to check out the full photo gallery and video recap at the end of the article! Baltimore ComicContinue reading “Baltimore Comic Con 2019 (20th Anniversary)”

Keystone Comic Con 2019 (Philadelphia, PA)

For Keystone Comic Con‘s second convention in Philadelphia, organizer ReedPOP upped the ante since last year’s gathering. With entertainment headliners such as Tom Holland, James & Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, and John Carpenter, the autograph hall was constantly buzzing with excitement. And there were also top name comic guests like Jim Steranko, Jimmy Cheung, AmyContinue reading “Keystone Comic Con 2019 (Philadelphia, PA)”

Fan Expo Boston 2019

Fan Expo Boston (presented by Boston Comic Con) took over the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from August 16-18, 2019 with countless artists, celebrities, panels, vendors, and so much more! With featured creators like Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Mike Mignola, and Greg Capullo, comic book fans were arriving with much anticipation all weekend long. AndContinue reading “Fan Expo Boston 2019”

TERRIFICON 2019 (Mohegan Sun, CT)

TERRIFICON 2019 returned to the Mohegan Sun Expo & Convention Center for 3 terrific days of non-stop comic book, pop culture, and gaming fun for all ages! From August 9-11, fans from all over the world gathered to meet some of the biggest names in the comic book industry like Jim Steranko, Chris Claremont, AlanContinue reading “TERRIFICON 2019 (Mohegan Sun, CT)”

Central-Con 2019 (Central Regional High School)

Central-Con held its first annual convention at Central Regional High School in Bayville, NJ on August 3, 2019. Featuring wall-to-wall vendors specializing in comic books & toys, and artists in the comic book industry, fans were able to have a “comic con experience” without stepping into large crowds or paying for a premium ticket. ForContinue reading “Central-Con 2019 (Central Regional High School)”

Valley Con 2019 (Jefferson Valley Mall, NY)

The Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights, NY in conjunction with Funtime Amusements held its second annual Valley Con on July 20 & 21 throughout its two floors. With dozens of vendors, artists, and activities, Valley Con was a family-friendly event with a multitude of ways to spend your time at the mall! (And beContinue reading “Valley Con 2019 (Jefferson Valley Mall, NY)”