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

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.





  1. I journeyed out there last Summer to get those $5 Marvel graphic novels from Wal-Mart.
    15 minutes on the bus from Port Authority!

    Lots of hotels (due to the many offices nearby) and eateries (Red Robin!) make it a great place to hold a show!

    I love the vibe in Asbury Park, but hope they make Meadowlands an ongoing show!

    ECC has been announcing new guests constantly on their Facebook feed. If you love comics, you should make the trip!

    WOW! They’ve already got programming scheduled!

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