New Jersey Collector Fest (Spring 2021)

On February 28, New Jersey Collector Fest had an amazing show to kick off the 2021 convention season. As a one-day show, it always pulls out all the stops by bringing in great vendors, artists, and celebrities guests. But especially in current times where conventions hardly assemble (let alone bring in celebrities), seeing actors, voiceContinue reading “New Jersey Collector Fest (Spring 2021)”

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)”

Devoshion Comic Art Sale 2020

The Devoshion store in Commack, NY hosted a one-day comic art event featuring Larry Stroman, Keith Williams, and nearly a dozen local artists. As one of the last in-person events of the year, fans & collectors were able to come in with their masks into the safe & small event from 11am-4pm on December 12Continue reading “Devoshion Comic Art Sale 2020”

South Jersey Geek Fest Faire 2020

This year’s official South Jersey Geek Fest was unfortunately canceled due to the spread of COVID-19 but in its place, the Geek Fest organizers hosted a smaller “Faire” on October 24 with a dozen fan-favorite vendors and artists. This one day event went from 10am-6pm in the parking lot of Nerd Mall at Polsky’s Corner,Continue reading “South Jersey Geek Fest Faire 2020”

New Jersey Collector Fest 2020

If collectibles are your thing, then New Jersey Collector Fest has got you covered! After a brief pause during quarantine, Collector Fest made a big comeback on October 18 inside the Wayne PAL with nearly 100 tables of vendors & artists. It was an entire day chock-full of treasure hunting with masks & social distancingContinue reading “New Jersey Collector Fest 2020”

ArlingCon 2020

ArlingCon is a free pop culture convention held annually in Arlington, TX by the Arlington Public Library in conjunction with UTA Libraries. Featuring workshops, panel discussions, vendors, artists, and cosplay, ArlingCon 2020 was converted into a virtual event with much of the area still recovering from COVID-19 and still in the process of re-opening. Nevertheless,Continue reading “ArlingCon 2020”

Mainframe Comic Con 2020

Mainframe Comic Con was an online convention hosted by Chicago Comics boasting “the largest celebrity event of the season” with special guests from movies, television, and comic books! With the theme of “Stay Home & Nerd Out”, Mainframe Comic Con offered 20+ hours of streaming content and 50+ guests donating their time to charity, andContinue reading “Mainframe Comic Con 2020”

Virtual Art Con 2020

The first ever Virtual Art Con was a free one day convention held online on April 18, 2020 and featured over a dozen special guests including artists, fashion designers, and musicians. In this day and age, virtual conventions have been popping up more & more – not only to allow fans to enjoy the funContinue reading “Virtual Art Con 2020”

CRM Online Comic Con 2020

With all that’s going on in the world right now, one Facebook community put together a free online comic con for all the events that aren’t going on right now. Comic Related Madness is a Facebook group run by Pops Van Zant that is centered around sharing, supporting, and loving all things comic book related!Continue reading “CRM Online Comic Con 2020”

South Coast Toy And Comic Show 2020

The South Coast Toy And Comic Show returned in a big way this year! After a short break since their last show in 2014, this collectibles show filled two epic banquet halls in Venus de Milo in Swansea, MA. On February 22 & 23, collectors were able to access over 75 vendors and 25 artistsContinue reading “South Coast Toy And Comic Show 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)”

Garden State Comic Fest (Winter Edition 2020)

Garden State Comic Fest kicked off the new year & new decade with a special 1-day show at the Fairbridge Inn (now the OYO Hotel) in East Hanover, NJ. Paying tribute to the very first Garden State Comic Fest 6 years ago held in January, this special Winter Edition was held on January 25 followedContinue reading “Garden State Comic Fest (Winter Edition 2020)”