Steranko, Adams, David Lloyd, Ernie Colon, Simonson, Sienkiewicz, Chaykin, and more at Big Apple Con this weekend!

Official Press Release

Thousands of pop culture fans will be falling into autumn at the Big Apple Convention, New York's longest running comic book, toy, art and sci-fi event, on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th! Show hours are from 10am – 7pm 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 $10 per day or $15 for a 2-day pass. On Super Discount Sunday, admission is only $5 after 2pm! Every attendee receives a free 30-year-old comic book, and many other cool collectibles will be given away! For advance tickets and updates, go to www.bigapplecon.com

Comic book creator guests include icons Jim Steranko (X-Men, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, Captain America), who will be appearing Saturday only, and Neal Adams (X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman). Artist of "The 9-11 Report: a graphic Adaptation" Ernie Colon (Richie Rich, Arak). From the critically acclaimed graphic novel turned film V for Vendetta, meet artist David Lloyd. Also, cutting edge creators Matthew Clark (Superman, Wonder Woman) in his first NY appearance, Walt Simonson (Fantastic Four, Thor), Billy Tucci (Shi), Scott Hanna (Spider-Man) Saturday only, Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra), Howard Chaykin (Star Wars, American Flagg!), Ramona Fradon (Aquaman, Plastic Man) Mark Texeira (Wolverine, Ghost Rider), Tom Palmer (Avengers, Inhumans) Saturday only, Rags Morales and Mike Bair (Identity Crisis, Hawkman), Rich Buckler (Deathlok, Fantastic Four), Richard Howell (Elvira, Portia Prinz), Scott Roberts (Powerpuff Girls, Patty Cake), Stuart Moore (Firestorm, Stargate Atlantis), Irwin Hasen (Wildcat, Dondi), and dozens more.

Over a dozen celebrity guests will be appearing all weekend. From the Big Screen: Lori Petty (A League of Their Own, Tank Girl, Point Break, Star Trek: Voyager), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), and Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever). From TV land: Joe Gannascoli (The Sopranos), Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), Ron Palillo (Horshack from Welcome Back, Kotter), James MacArthur (Hawaii Five-O), and BarBara Luna (Star Trek).

From the WWE/WWF, Big Apple proudly presents the Giants of Wrestling: Bruno Sammartino, Captain Lou Albano, Jimmy Hart, Rocky Johnson, Afa and Sika the Wild Samoans, The Iron Sheik. Centerfold models Karen Cogz (Maxim, FHM) and Cathy St. George (Playboy).

Shop the incredible dealers room, attend special panels and screenings, and don't miss the spectacular Costume Contest hosted by Captain Zorikh and Jolie Voltaire, as featured on Comedy Central!

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, and the MSN group http://groups.msn.com/BigAppleCon.

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