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)”

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)”

New Jersey Collector Fest 3 (Fall 2019)

New Jersey Collector Fest returned for their Fall edition on November 30, 2019 in a new venue at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton. Boasting an artist alley of nearly 20 creators and a hall full of vendors carrying everything from vintage comics to modern collectibles, New Jersey Collector Fest brought a ton of deals into ThanksgivingContinue reading “New Jersey Collector Fest 3 (Fall 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)”

Retro Con 2019

You won’t find another convention featuring nearly 200 vendors specializing in all things retro: Retro Con brings it all under one roof, from classic toys & collectibles to nostalgic television shows & movies! Held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Retro Con was an action-packed 2-day event from September 14-15. (Be sure to check outContinue reading “Retro Con 2019”

Marvel: Universe Of Super Heroes Exhibition (The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)

Marvel: Universe Of Super Heroes is a brand new exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Featuring hundreds of displays including original art, vintage comics, television & movie costumes, and more, this exhibition is the perfect way to celebrate the 80th year of Marvel Comics and all of its iconic characters like Spider-Man, TheContinue reading “Marvel: Universe Of Super Heroes Exhibition (The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)”

New Jersey Collector Fest 2 (Spring 2019)

New Jersey Collector Fest is back and bringing the best & rarest in toys, sci-fi, horror, comics, and art! For one day only on April 6, 2019, the event took place on the entire second floor of the Meadowlands Holiday Inn in New Jersey and brought in dozens of vendors offering a variety of collectiblesContinue reading “New Jersey Collector Fest 2 (Spring 2019)”

ToyConNJ – Fall 2018 (Parsippany, NJ)

ToyConNJ came back to the Parsippany P.A.L. for their second toy convention of the year, following their very successful April show. With two gatherings, you have double the chance of scoring some amazing toys for your personal collection! If you missed my post from Spring 2018, you’ll want to scroll through – and be sureContinue reading “ToyConNJ – Fall 2018 (Parsippany, NJ)”

ToyConNJ 2018 (Parsippany, NJ)

ToyConNJ isย a family friendly event jam-packed with thousands of toys and collectibles. Back at theย Parsippany P.A.L. building this year, multiple gyms are once again filled with over 200 vendor tables and displays for endless fun throughout Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018! Let’s take a look inside the con and be sure to check outContinue reading “ToyConNJ 2018 (Parsippany, NJ)”

Spotlight: KSGeekMan (Ben AbuSaada)

Today’s Spotlight is on a fantastic artist, musician, and Star Wars collector. Ben AbuSaada, or KSGeekMan, is an artist in the Kansas City region who freelances and also sketches for trading card giants Topps and Upper Deck Entertainment. You can catch him at local comic cons for his art but he’s also got an amazingContinue reading “Spotlight: KSGeekMan (Ben AbuSaada)”

CGC (Certified Guaranty Company)

Today is December 28, 2017 which means it’s Stan Lee‘s 95th birthday! Happy birthday, Stan the Man! Stan is known for being an iconic comic book writer / editor / publisher for Marvel Comics, and more recently known as the King Of Cameos (in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies). He created Spider-Man, the Hulk, DoctorContinue reading “CGC (Certified Guaranty Company)”

I Took A Photo For Jim Lee & Frank Miller (Big Apple Comic Con 2017)

My first con of the year! I’d never heard of Big Apple Comic Con before, but it proudly boasts that it’s the longest-running comic/sci-fi/fantasy/pop culture convention in NYC. After doing some reading, I found out that it had gone by many names over the years but is now run by Wizard (more in my blogContinue reading “I Took A Photo For Jim Lee & Frank Miller (Big Apple Comic Con 2017)”