Comic cons are springing up like umbrella stands in the rain everywhere around the US — even in small places like Asbury Park. This Saturday the second Asbury Park Comic Con kicks off at the historic Asbury Lanes bar and bowling alley and punk rock venue. The first show in April was a cozy old school event, and this one will try for the same vibe, organizer Cliff Galbraith tells us, even as it’s expanded from 35 tables to 48. The next one, in May, will be bigger still with 150 tables at the Asbury Park Convention Hall.
Guests this time include Evan Dorkin and Sara Dyer, Dean Haspiel, Reilly Brown, and Comic Book Men’s Mike and Ming. If you’re looking for some comics, sea air and old seashore ambiance, this is obviously the place to go.
[Last May’s show.]
[Disclaimer: the Asbury Park Comic Con is an advertiser at The Beat.]
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