Thursday, November 2, 2017

Win Tickets to New Jersey Comic Expo! A Fun Family Show, 11/18-11/19

New Jersey Comic Expo was one of my favorite shows of 2016. I've been anxiously waiting for the 2017 show to arrive, and finally, it's almost here! If you're thinking, 'But I don't really like comics...' then read on, because this show is not just about comic books and comics. It's a celebration of fun pop culture icons, movies, artwork, favorite characters, celebrities, toys, and more! Check out all that New Jersey Comic Expo has to offer this year, then enter to win tickets for you and your family below!


What is New Jersey Comic Expo?

According to their press release, 'New Jersey Comic Expo is an annual event held at the New Jersey Expo Center each fall. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all types of pop culture. At New Jersey Comic Expo you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest-signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. New Jersey Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC.'


And that pretty much sums it up in a nutshell! There are also cosplay guests, awesome vehicles (more on that in a minute) and tons of cool things to buy and see. 


What Can I See at New Jersey Comic Expo?

Well, first, you can see (and meet!) some awesome artists, writers, creators, illustrators and more. These guests include:

Ethan Van Sciver: an American comic book artist, best known for illustrating many titles including Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and The Flash: Rebirth.

Jae Lee: a Korean American comics artist known for his interior illustration and cover work for various publishers, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment.

Arthur Suydam: an American comic book artist who has done artwork for magazines including Heavy Metal, Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon, while his comic book work includes Batman, Conan, Tarzan, Predator, Aliens, Death Dealer, and Marvel Zombies.

Shane “Hurricane” Helms: Pro Wrestling's Greatest Superhero and longest reigning World Cruiserweight Champion in History, Hurricane Helms is the last man to defeat The Rock on WWE Television and is also is contributor to the comic series Headlocked by creator Michael Kingston.

Keith Giffen and Kevin Maguire: one of the most-celebrated and best-loved creative teams in Justice League history!


Other guests include: Dennis Calero, Bernie Bregman, Greg Land, Erika Shultz, Jeff Shultz, Meredith Finch, Neil Vokes, Renee Witterstaetter, Stuart Moore, Rags Morales, Scott Koblish, Jim Calafiore, Amy Chu, Kristina Deak-Linsner, Sholly Fisch, Scott Hanna, Joseph Linsner, Ron Marz, and Mark Morales.

Even if you are not a comic book collector or fan, you can still find and meet exciting people who appeal to you on other levels, trust me! Last year a friend of mine purchased a gorgeous book of Miraculous (the ladybug) for her daughter and was able to get it signed by one of the script editors.


Liberty Science Center Pavilion

New to New Jersey Comic Expo this year is the Liberty Science Center Pavilion. Guests will be presented with a customized assortment of hands-on activities, science demonstrations, and science shows that will inspire all ages!


Informative Panels

New Jersey Comic Expo will hold many informative and entertaining panels from guest speakers who cover topics ranging from comics to manga, animation to movies. You'll also see a ton of fun cosplay characters, with a cosplay contest sponsored by BERNINA of America. 


Star Cars and Photo Opps

This was one of my favorite parts of the show last year, and I don't want to put all of my photos up for you because they'll be total spoilers. But here you have a chance to get up close and personal with some amazing cars, such as:

1966 Batmobile
Back to the Future DeLorean
Supernatural Car
Scooby Doo Van and more!


You can also take photos with amazing fan groups like the 501st Legion. Who are they, you ask? Well, these are the people who love Star Wars so much that they've created their own costumes. Not just any costumes, mind you. These are Lucas-approved, super-high quality, and extremely authentic! 501st Legion is a charity group, so you can take photos with them at no extra charge. They're also really nice people, if I do say so myself.


Vendors

There are tons of awesome artists and vendors at the show. You can find anything ranging from clothing, toys, stuffed animals, books and more. I was in my element, that's for sure.




For a complete run-down of what I saw at the show last year, be sure to check out my post about New Jersey Comic Expo 2016. And don't forget to follow me on social media for photos and updates of this year's show, too!

Is New Jersey Comic Expo Good for Kids?

Emphatically, yes! I have been to a few comic shows that have creepy characters or are mobbed with adult fans of the comic world. This show was very family friendly, with plenty of things for kids to do and see (there was even a whole 'kid corner' for kids to practice making their own drawings and comics). I didn't see anything inappropriate, and the fact that KIDS UNDER 10 ARE ADMITTED FREE with a paying adult is a huge bonus!!

The talented duo from Playful Dad's Initiative - awesome artwork!!!

Where and When is New Jersey Comic Expo?

Here's the scoop:

New Jersey Comic Expo: 
November 18-19, 2017
Saturday advanced ticket holders may enter at 9:30am
Show hours 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday advanced ticket holders may enter at 10:00am
Show hours 10:30am-5:00pm

Address:
New Jersey Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ


You can also follow New Jersey Comic Expo on social media for all of their latest updates and guest announcements:


How Do I Get Tickets to New Jersey Comic Expo?

You can purchase tickets through the New Jersey Comic Expo site here. Parking is free, and remember, kids 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket, too! Or, just make it easy on yourself and enter to win tickets through my contest below...

So here's the deal- the fine folks at New Jersey Comic Expo have offered up some tickets for my fabulous readers. I have TWO Family Packs of tickets to giveaway! A Family Pack of tickets provides full access to the show on Saturday 11/18 AND Sunday 11/19 (that's a weekend pass, y'all!!). Pass grants access for two adults and 4 kids under the age of 10. Sweet deal, right??

Here's the fine print: two winners will be chosen via the Rafflecopter widget at contest end (11/8). Winners must respond to The Jersey Momma's winning notification email within 24 hours or new winners will be chosen. Winners must be willing to provide their full names, emails and mailing addresses to forward to New Jersey Comic Expo in order to receive their tickets. The Jersey Momma is not responsible for supplying the winning tickets. The Jersey Momma has the right to disqualify entrants who did not comply with the Rafflecopter widget requests below (I do check that you followed through, people!). Contest is open to U.S. residents only, 18 and over please! Good luck!


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8 comments:

  1. I will be bringing my family but most importantly, my son because he's a big comic books fan!

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  2. All I need to know is that there will be a Delorean Time Machine there!

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    1. Indeed there will be! And 'Marty McFly' will be there, too!

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