Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES, CA– Get set for an unbelievably good time at the A.C.T.O.R. Comic Fund booth at this year’s International Comic-Con in San Diego from July 19-23, 2006!
You can find us by taking aisle 300. We will be situated right across from the small press pavilion. A8 is the place to be for the greatest A.C.T.O.R. booth activities and just in case the following isn’t enough for you, stop by and meet Universal Studios face painter, Amy, who will be making you into your favorite super hero throughout the Con.
Thursday, July 20
George Pérez will be sketching only at the A.C.T.O.R. booth from 1:30-3:00 pm. That’s right, the sketches that George does at the A.C.T.O.R. booth will be the ONLY sketches he is doing at the Con.
The Marvel vs DC charity softball game begins at 2 pm. If you haven’t bid to play on one of the teams or bought transportation tickets to support A.C.T.O.R. and see the game of the year, do so now!
For transportation tickets from the Con to the game, go to http://www.dynamicforces.com/htmlfiles/softball2006.html.
Friday, July 21
George Pérez and his booth babe will be at the A.C.T.O.R. booth from 10:00-11:30 am and Leonard Kirk will be at our booth from 1:00-3:00 pm. Our booth is also the ONLY place to get a sketch from Bill Willingham throughout the con, who will be doing both signings and sketches from 1:30-3:00.
Visit the CGC booth (#1000 and 1002) to participate in the CGC Signature Series for A.C.T.O.R. John Romita Sr. will be there from 11:30-1:30 and Brad Meltzer is signing from 3:30-4:30 pm!
From 6:00-7:00 pm, don’t miss A.C.T.O.R. Presents: A Guide for Comics Pros and their Taxes/Finances- When you’re a professional in comics, you are in charge of your own destiny, including paying your taxes and funding your retirement. But how are you supposed to save any money when Uncle Sam takes it all?! If you do have any money left over, where do you put it? IRAs, SEPs, savings accounts or bank CDs, what’s the difference? What happens to you and your family if you get sick and are unable to work? Sponsored by A.C.T.O.R., Harlan Wenig (independent financial advisor) and Joe Davidson (registered tax preparer) will explore the financial aspects of being a comic book industry professional. Room 3
Saturday, July 22
Leonard Kirk is back at our booth from 2:30-3:30, while special A.C.T.O.R. booth guest James Farr of Xombie will be at A8 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Bill Willingham graces us with his presence from 3:00-4:30 and George Pérez will be back again doing his “thang” from 4:00-5:30 pm. Scott Kolins will also be sketching from 5:30-7:00.
Visit the CGC booth and benefit A.C.T.O.R. by having George Perez sign your comics from 2:00-4:00 pm.
Sunday, July 23
Don’t miss out on getting the great Bill Willingham to do a sketch for you from 11:00-12:30 along with meeting the great George Pérez from 3:00-4:00 pm at the A.C.T.O.R. booth. Gene Ha will also be sketching from 11:00-1:00!
For more information on Comic-Con International, visit http://www.comic-con.org/index.php.
A Commitment To Our Roots (A.C.T.O.R.) Comic Fund is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. A.C.T.O.R. creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, visit www.ACTORComicFund.org or call 310-909-7809.
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