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)”

Garden State Comic Fest (Winter Edition 2021)

Garden State Comic Fest: Winter Edition returned in a special way that was both safe and exciting for all. Complying with state COVID-19 restrictions, GSCF required everyone to fill out a symptom screening questionnaire, receive a temperature check, and of course wear a mask. Plus, Aerus ActivePure products were installed to help reduce coronavirus-causing pathogensContinue reading “Garden State Comic Fest (Winter Edition 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”

ToyConNJ 2020 (Wayne, NJ)

ToyConNJ, a pop culture & collectibles show, found a new location for their 2020 event at the Wayne PAL with nearly 100 vendors specializing in toys of every kind! Held from October 9-11, Veteri Productions made sure that their rescheduled event would not only meet safety expectations but exceed them: a temperature check at theContinue reading “ToyConNJ 2020 (Wayne, NJ)”

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (Summer 2020)

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a punk-inspired flea market with unique collectibles, antiques, original artwork, handmade items, and other interesting curiosities. It’s held multiple times a year and for its post-quarantine comeback show, it took over the Cure Insurance Arena parking lot in downtown Trenton, NJ! Over 60 vendors assembled each day forContinue reading “Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (Summer 2020)”

Wayne NJ Toy Show (July 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many events to go virtual these past few months. But as things begin to slowly normalize, the Wayne NJ Toy Show made a comeback this past weekend as one of the first shows in the tri-state area to resume in-person gatherings! Let’s check out what this show is all aboutContinue reading “Wayne NJ Toy Show (July 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”

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”

Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Appreciation Day

Today is Star Wars Fan Appreciation Day and Hasbro teamed up with 13 fan sites to reveal some upcoming releases for their toy lines: The Vintage Collection and The Black Series. And with The Rise Of Skywalker out on Blu-ray/DVD today too, hopefully it feels a little more special today for Star Wars fans! TheContinue reading “Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Appreciation Day”

Virtually Visiting Disney Parks!

We’re living in unprecedented times as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 affects our day-to-day lives: work, schooling, extracurriculars, and for some, even vacations have been put on hold. This global pandemic is disrupting many societies and some countries have even shut down to try and curtail the spread of this virus. It’s unfortunately devastating and numbersContinue reading “Virtually Visiting Disney Parks!”

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”