Official Press Release
MIKE CARBONARO’S BIG APPLE COMIC BOOK, ART & TOY EXPO will kick off with the SUMMER SIZZLER at the PENN PLAZA PAVILION, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 7th & 8th. There will be more than 300 dealers & exhibitors, showcasing comics, toys, action figures, original art, videos, autographs, trading cards, TV & movie memorabilia & more. It’s the place to buy, sell or trade your collectibles!
The Big Apple Convention is proud to be bringing Oscar winner RICHARD DREYFUSS (Jaws, Close encounters of the Third Kind, Sunday only) to New York, as well as MALCOLM McDOWELL (“Heroes,” A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek Generations), ICE-T (“Law & Order: SVU”) & his wife, model COCO, DOUG JONES (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), JASON MEWES (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), JOHNNY BRENNAN (Jerky Boys, “Family Guy”), CHASE MASTERSON (“Star Trek: Voyager”), YANCY BUTLER (“Witchblade”), BUTCH PATRICK (“The Munsters,” Saturday only), SOUPY SALES (Sunday only), KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT (“Dark Shadows”), RANDY JONES (Original cowboy of the Village People), JASMIN St. CLAIRE (“Metal’s Darkside”), MONIQUE DUPREE (American Gangster, Bachelor Party), Pro wrestling legends CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO, SANDMAN, & JOHNNY DIAMOND, three voice actors from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “YuGiOh!” “Speed Racer,” and other favorite shows and anime: WAYNE GRAYSON (Michaelangelo), PETE ZARUSTICA (Fugitoid), & DAVID ZEN MANSLEY (Bishop), and radio’s “BIG KEV.” There will also be a Friday the 13th, Part 2 reunion with WARRINGTON GILLETTE, JACK HARRIS, and LAUREN MARIE TAYLOR, and from Part 3, ANNIE GAYBIS.
Among the comic book veterans and hot new artists appearing are BERNIE WRIGHTSON, GENE HA, RICH BUCKLER, IRWIN HASEN, JOE GIELLA, GUY DORIAN, IAN DORIAN, IVAN BRANDON, ALEX MALEEV, ANDY MACDONALD, BILLY TUCCI, TOMMY CASTILLO, MARK TEXEIRA, and many more.
There will also be panel discussions, role-playing and board games hosted by Neutral Ground and NerdNYC.com, the NY Jedi, fantasy and historical swordfighting groups Dagorhir and the Society for Creative Anachronism, Captain Zorikh’s costume contest, and a film festival each day! New York is going to be Comic Book City on June 7-8, so don’t miss a minute!
DATES: Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th
TIMES: 10am – 7pm
PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 Seventh Ave. @ 33rd Street
TICKETS: $15 per day, $25 two-day pass
INFORMATION: (201)861-1414 or www.bigapplecon.com