New Convention Update
The email about our most recent update went out before I could post it
here, breaking all my promises about always letting you guys know
about stuff first, but anyway for those of you that don't get the
email updates, the info is contained below.
Talk to all again soon,
Although the show has moved to September and is now 7 months away, we
are going to stay ahead of the game and begin making early guest
announcements for the 2009 show. (Actually, I just don't know what to
do with myself in February with no show coming up in April)
Hopefully, this will keep you all excited through the downtime from
April until September. (For those of you who are just now finding out
about the Comicon date change, where have you been!?? You can check
out all the new date, time, contract, map and other info at
We have various small press guests that have already signed up for
September, but I haven't had the opportunity to go through that entire
list yet, I'll be adding them in the coming weeks, I do, however, have
the following guests to announce as they prepare to make their 1st
visit to the Pittsburgh Comicon:
- Artist John Totleben of Swamp Thing / Miracle Man fame with be
making his first appearance at the Pittsburgh Comicon.
- Likewise making his first appearance is Ghost Rider co-creator and
writer of Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos, Gary Friedrich.
Gary tried to make it last year but ran into a scheduling snag, so
we're happy he can join us this year.
-Lastly making her first appearance in Pittsburgh, courtesy of our
great friends at Catskill Comics, is Comic Book Hall of Famer,
Ramona Fradon - Artist of Aquaman, Metamorpho, Plastic Man,
Superfriends, Brenda Starr and others.
It will be an honor to welcome Ramona to the Burgh.
- Our Catskill Comics friends aren't just bringing Ramona however,
they will also have a full stable of their artists in attendance
-Mike Grell, Hot off his new Warlord series from DC
-Current Ms. Marvel artist, Pat Olliffe
-Amazing Spider-Girl artist, Ron Frenz
-and CCG Card artist and artist of 2 recent issues of Starship
Troopers, Scott James
To check out the artwork of all these Catskill Artists and more visit:
We also added our first Make-A-Wish Auction item to the website, A
beautiful Watchmen piece from FOC (friend of comicon) Jay Fife.
To check it out visit our site at www.pittsburghcomicon.com
We know that it's a long wait until September, but we hope to keep the
momentum going over the coming months to bring you a great Pittsburgh
in the meantime, however, our pals at New Dimension Comics are easing
the pain a bit, with the
Pittsburgh Comics and Collectibles Show
May 31st from 11-5 inside Pittsburgh's Century III Mall
For details, please visit www.ndcomics.com
and I'll do my best to keep you informed in the months ahead on News
of Pittsburgh Comicon 2009.
Talk to you again soon,
Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director - Pittsburgh Comicon
Pittsburgh Comicon 2009
September 11, 12, 13
NEW Monroeville Exposition Center
1002 Graham Ave.
Windber, PA 15963
- One minor correction regarding the update - this will not be John
Totleben's first PCC appearance. He was at the show in 1999. Glad to
hear he is coming back!
- Thanks for the update Pat, it's always nice to see first timers join
the Pittsburgh Comicon family.
Also, here's another link for May's New Dimension comicon at Century
The mall is about 40 minutes from Monroeville, across town (but right
in my back yard - yeah!).
- OOOPS, Roger's right. After sixteen years and thousands of guests, my
memory is beginning to fail.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "R" <thezeppo1138@...> wrote:
> One minor correction regarding the update - this will not be John
> Totleben's first PCC appearance. He was at the show in 1999. Glad to
> hear he is coming back!
- Found out that Pat Ollife and Ron Frenz are attending the Comicon once again in September. Don't know if SpiderGirl will make her apperance again or not....She hasn't called or written me in a while!