Every year I’ve missed the Asbury Park Comicon, and every year I’ve regretted it, as it always sounded like a charming show in a quirky setting. And now, it seems, I won’t be able to go until 2016, as the show is moving to the Meadowlands and rebranding as the East Coast Comicon, According to an email from promoter Cliff Galbraith, securing a suitable venue in Asbury Park became impossible.
The Berkeley Hotel was unable to accommodate our needs and we felt it was time to move to an actual convention center. And so we’re stoked to announce that we will be moving to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, for April 11 & 12, 2015!!! See our new website at www.eccomicon.com.
The new venue is just 10 minutes from NYC, and close to NJ Transit train and bus lines. There’s a wide selection of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops all within walking distance. There’s also plenty of free parking.
East Coast Comicon will be run in the same spirit as Asbury Park Comicon and New York Comic Fest — that means great guests, engaging panels, a growing cosplay contest, and tons of prizes for trivia contests and other events.
The Meadowlands Exposition Center while hold twice as many exhibitors and artist; over 300 booths and tables.
Galbraith adds that they are still in negotiations to hold another Asbury Park Comicon in 2016.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.