I’ll be a guest at this weekend’s New Jersey Comic Expo, returning to my homeland for a roots journey deep into Middlesex County, so consider this a bit of hype. They’ve already added Jim Lee, Adam Kubert and Garth Ennis as guests, and now John Cassaday will also be there. None of these guys do many shows, and with NJCE being a smaller show it’s a great chance to meet some of your faves.
Even though the show is in New Jersey, Cassaday had positive feelings about the event. “This is my first show ever in New Jersey, so I’m excited for this weekend,” he said.
Cassaday will be signing for two hours on both Saturday and Sunday. There’s also a small number of special VIP access packages for an exclusive meet and greet opportunity, with a surprise selection of pre-signed rare limited edition books from Marvel by Dynamic Forces, Inc. valued at $449.95. The VIP packages are only $100.
NJCE also has a big lineup of Cosplayers and panel on Saturday devoted to “amusing and lighthearted panel highlighting stories that various Cosplay members have had meeting people at shows, and how to act with grace and professionalism.” Cosplayers guess include:
Vegas Power Girl
It’s Raining Neon
FINALLY, if you like freedom of speech and CATS — and who doesn’t — ComicLink (Who we just told you about) wo; be auctioning off artwork at the show to benefit both the CBLDF and a local cat rescue organization, Saved Whiskers.
“I can’t thank all of the great creators for donating the art and helping to save, spay and neuter the animals, and allow them to live better lives” states Pam Ott of Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization. “Thanks to Josh Nathanson of Comic Link for hosting the auction, and I can’t thank Martha Donato from New Jersey Comic Expo enough for hosting the incredible art at her show.”
Items up for auction include:
John Cassady Fallen Son #5 pg.5 – CBLDF
John Cassady X-Men #12 pg.21 – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Jenny Frison Vampirella #2 Cover – sold as one item – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Jenny Frison Vampirella #2 Line Art Illustation
Ken Hasner Grumpy Cat #1 Cover – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Adam Kubert Ultimate Fallout #1 Cover – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Greg Land Catwoman Illustration – CBLDF
Greg Land Spider-Man 2099 #4 Varient Cover – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Daniel Liester Army of Darkness #10 Cover – CBLDF
Daniel Liester Army of Darkness #11 Cover – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Joseph Michael Linsner Damsels #3 Cover – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Joseph Michael Linsner Dawn Illustration- CBLDF
David Mack Joker Illustration – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Albert Moy, McManus Batman Commission – CBLDF
Albert Moy, Dave Johnson Steel #34 Cover – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Curt Swan and Al Williamson Superman #416 – Saved Whiskers Rescue
Ethan Van Sciver Sinestro #15 pg.3 – Saved Whiskers Rescue
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.