Hey-oooo. My last email update for before the con went over to the webguys this morning and should be sent out shortly. The good news is as of right now I don't have any cancellations to report. (lord knows what the volcano in Iceland is going to do to our international flights, but it shouldn't effect much.)
(NOTE TO SELF & MIKE WOOD, next time I think it's funny to make fun of Iceland, somebody please stop me.)
Anywho, the last email update is below, mostly dealing with Kidz Day, (which I'm very excited about)
You may hear from me again here on the boards or on the facebook page before the show, but this is the last of my email updates before the show. If you don't hear from me, I look forward to seeing you all. I've met many of the people from the boards in the past, but please if you see me, stop me and say "hi" if you have a chance.
SUBJECT: THE COUNTDOWN IS ON TO PITTSBURGH COMICON 2010
Well, this is it. The show is just days away. We're all excited here and hope you are all excited too.
Lord knows there is plenty to be excited about:
GREAT GUESTS: Roy Thomas, Joe Sinnott, Jo Chen, David Mack, Jim Balent, Ernie Chan, Georges Jeanty, Scott McDaniel, Billy Tucci, Herb Trimpe, Tom Mandrake, Joe Benitez and 100's More!!!! (plus publishers: Aspen, Top Cow, Broadsword and others)
Check www.pittsburghcomicon.com for a full guest list;
GREAT MEDIA GUESTS: Superman's Margot Kidder, Buffy's Camden Toy, Star Wars' Nalini Krishan & Dermot Crowley and more!!!
GREAT EVENTS: Quick Sketch, Charity Auction, Costume Contest, Casino Night, Legends of Marvel Panel, Belly Dancing and a host of other great comic, movie and genre related panels.
Check www.pittsburghcomicon.com/events.html for a full list of events.
GREAT PROMOTIONS: Pittsburgh Comicon Edition of Aspen's Soulfire #4; Special Make-A-Wish Print by Ed Beard Jr.; The Nerd Herding Contest and more.
Check www.pittsburghcomicon.com/promotion.html for more convention promotions.
Plus SOOOO much more.
Seeing as this is probably the last time I'll be talking to you before the show (officially anyway. You may hear more from me on the Fan Board and on our Facebook Page)
There is one last promotion that we are very excited about that I want to give you all the scoop on and that is KIDZ DAY.
I know I've talked about it before but here is a full rundown of KIDZ DAY EVENTS AND GIVEAWAYS.
KIDZ DAY is SUNDAY and ALL KIDS Twelve and Under Get into the show, FREE!!!
(Bring your kids, your little brother, your neighbors kids, your nieces, your nephews, any and all kids get in FREE!!!)
There are great KIDZ EVENTZ planned, including:
SCI-FI KIDS CRAFTS WITH The Science Fiction Alliance of Pittsburgh (All Day Sunday)
DRAWING THE DISNEY DUCKS w/ DONALD DUCK ARTISTS PATRICK & SHELLY BLOCK (11:00 AM)
BELLY DANCING LESSONS w/ DISNEY'S PRINCESS JASMINE (Noon)
Plus there are great displays like the FULL SIZED LEGO DARTH VADER at the TOY & PLASTIC BRICK MUSEUM BOOTH that you can get your picture taken with
and of course enough comics and costumes to impress any kid!!!
There are also great KIDZ GIVEAWAYZ, including:
ASSORTED ALL AGE COMICS from CHRIS YAMBAR
SPIDER-MAN PRINTS from G.W. FISHER
FANTASY ART TRADING CARD PACKS from ED BEARD, JR.
MY PAL MARK COLORING BOOKS and BOOKMARKS from MARK MARIANO
PITTSBURGH COMICON YETZ TRADING CARDS from MIKE BOCIANOWSKI
HANDTOM OF THE OPERA & CXCX CURTAIN PRINTS from ANDREW HARMON
MY LITTLE DEMON COLORING BOOKS from HEATHER KREITER
. A drawing for a DRAGON, A HAIRFALL and more from PRINCESS JASMINE AND THE GARMENT GODDESS
(some giveaways are limited in quantities so get there early!!!!!)
A full map of kidz day events and giveaways will be handed out at admission!!!
Thank you to everyone involved in KIDZ DAY.
If even one child finds a home in comics, it will have been worth it!!!
In mere days I hope to see all of you at the 2010 Pittsburgh Comicon,
Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh Comicon
APRIL 23, 24, 25, 2010
Monroeville Convention Center
1002 Graham Ave.
Windber, PA 15963