Official Press Release
Some of the most legendary names in comics as well as two TV/movie Batmen and other amazing celebrity guests will be appearing at the Big Apple Convention’s largest event of the year. They will all be at the Big Apple National Convention, New York’s longest running comic book, sci-f/fantasy, and pop-culture event, Saturday, and Sunday November 17th, 18th, and 19th at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave. at 33rd St., across the street from Madison Square Garden. Tickets are available at the door for $15 per day or $40 for a 3-day pass including early admission. For advance tickets and updates, go to www.bigapplecon.com
Comic book creator guests include icons and veterans Neal Adams (X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), John Romita Jr. (X-Men, Eternals), John Romita Sr. (Spider-Man), Irwin Hasen (Wildcat, Dondi), Arnold Drake (Marvel Comics), Michael Golden (Avengers, The ‘Nam), Bob Wiacek (X-Men), Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man), Jim Salicrup (Spider-Man), Joe Staton (Green Lantern), and Rich Buckler (Deathlok, Fantastic Four), and Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman, A Century of Women Cartoonists). Current cutting-edge artists Billy Tucci (Shi), Steve Leialoha (Coyote), Travis Charest (Young Avengers), Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man, X-Files), Bob Wiacek, and dozens more will also be present.
Over a dozen celebrity guests from film and TV will be appearing all weekend including Val Kilmer (Batman, Tombstone, The Doors), Adam West (TV’s Batman), Michael Beihn (Aliens, Terminator, Tombstone), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Catherine Bach (the original “Daisy Duke” from Dukes of Hazzard), Joyce DeWitt (Janet from Three’s Company), Sybil Danning (“The World’s #1 Female Action Star,” Amazon Women of the Moon, The Howling II), Aaron Douglas (Galen Tyrol from Battlestar Galactica); “Warriors” reunion with David Harris, Apache Ramps, Roger Hill, Brian Tyler, Dorsey Wright, David Harris; classic Star Trek guest stars Bobby Clark (Gorn from “Arena” and three other episodes), Marj Dusay (Kara from “Spock’s Brain”), and Louise Sorel (Rayna Kapec from “Requiem for Methuselah” Tamiak Guarriello (“Bruce Leeroy” from The Last Dragon), Scott L Schwartz (Oceans 11, 12, 13, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever), Khrystyne Haje (Batman, the Animated Series, “Simone” from Head of the Class), Dana Snyder (“Master Shake” from Aquateen Hunger Force), Sandra Taylor (Batman & Robin, “Suki Sanchez” from The Princess Diaries), Malachi Thorne (“Falseface” from Batman TV show), Brian Hanois (Ghost Hunters); and models Cathy St. George (Plaboy), Reby Sky (Spike TV, Stuff Magazine), and Rita G (Playboy).
Shop the incredible dealers room, attend special panels and screenings, performances by NY Jedi (listed in the Village Voice’s “Best of NY”), the satirical Star Wars rock band Aerosith, a swordfighting demonstration from New York Knights, and don’t miss the spectacular Costume Contest hosted by Captain Zorikh and Jolie Voltaire, as seen on Comedy Central and The Nursery.com TV!
For more information, tickets, and directions, go to the convention’s website at www.bigapplecon.com. For updates and news about the convention, check out the MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/bigapplenyc, the Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bigapplecon, the MSN group http://groups.msn.com/BigAppleCon, and the Tribe http://tribes.tribe.net/bigapplecon.