Buzz from the Block
AUG 2 2016
We've Added Awesome New Comic Creators to our 2016 NJCE Guest List!
Yo Jersey! Howyadoin? With just 3 and half months to go until the 2nd edition of the New Jersey Comic Expo we are hard at work locking down guests, creating fun and interesting programming and everything else on our lengthy "to do" list.

We are very excited about what we have in store for you this year and can't wait for all of you to join us November 19 & 20 at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ.

Hard core comic fan will be very happy with our recent guest announcements. The co-creator of Marvel's Winter Soldier & Image Comics' VELVET artist Steve Epting will be joining us, as well as, fan favorite writer James Robinson. Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza will be back and iconic Iron Man artist Bob Layton is making his first trip to NJCE.

New York Times Bestselling writer & illustrator Colleen Doran, Eisner nominated writer Paul Jenkins, writer Erica Schultz and Archie Comics artist Daniel Parent will all be on hand for what is shaping up to be an awesome weekend!

Right now a Weekend Pass for NJCE 2016 is just $45!

Saturday tix are $30 and Sunday is $25!

Ticket prices will go up at the end September 1st, so don't miss your chance to save!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.

Click Here to get your tickets now!
JUN 9 2016
Renowned Writer of Stuff Peter David is Coming to the 2016 New Jersey Comic Expo!
Some very exciting news this week. Fan favorite and self described "Writer of Stuff" PETER DAVID will be making his very first trip to the New Jersey Comic Expo - November 19 & 20 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center!

A favorite with the fans we're very happy Peter had the room in his busy schedule to join us for the 2016 NJCE!

A prolific writer Mr. David's work includes a beloved 12 year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice & X-Factor.

His TV work includes Babylon 5, Young Justice & Ben 10: Alien Force.

And then there's his many, many novels that include movie film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works.

Right now a Weekend Pass for NJCE 2016 is just $45!

Saturday tix are $30 and Sunday is $25!

Ticket prices will go up at the end of August, so don't miss your chance to save!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.

Click Here to get your tickets now!

MAY 31 2016
Superstar Artist David Finch Coming to 2016 NJCE! Tickets Are Now On Sale!
Yo Jersey! Howyadoin'? Long time, no talk.

Since the last time we talked we have been hard at work on year number two of the New Jersey Comic Expo. The fans had a great time at the first year of the NJCE and the pressure is on to top last year.

And this is one heck of a way to kick things off! We couldn't be more excited to announce our first guest for 2016 is superstar artist David Finch will be joining us this year! A long time fan favorite artist with runs on New Avengers and Wonder Woman he is currently the artist on DC Comics Batman: Rebirth.

We are also happy to let you know that tickets for the 2016 New Jersey Comic Expo are now on sale!

This year we are offering a low introductory price on tickets if you buy early! A weekend ticket is JUST $45, Saturday is $30 and Sunday is $25, so get your tickets now before prices go up!

To get daily updates and guest announcements be sure to follow us on our social media at Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
MAR 1 2016
NJCE 2016 Exhibitor Registration is Now Open!
That's right, you can start booking your exhibitor, dealer, small press and artist alley tables today! You can download a registration form here or connect with our sales team. We are already putting together a great show so come and be part of all the excitement!

For booth sales contact James Ross here: jross@madeventmanagement.com.

For artist alley sales contact Gabe Fieramosco here: gfieramosco@madeventmanagement.com.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Kris Longo here: kris.longo@geekriotmedia.com.

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Here is our New Jersey Comic Expo guest list! We'll be adding guests all the time so make sure you check back often and see if your favorite creator or media star will be coming to the New Jersey Comic Expo, November 19th & 20th, 2016.
New Jersey Comic Expo boasts a wide range of exhibitors which includes comic book publishers, small press publishers, video game companies, modern comic book retailers, gold & silver age retailers, toy retailers, manga & anime retailers and much more. We will be adding exhibitors often so be sure to check back.
  • Action Lab Entertainment
  • Al's Gaming Emporium
  • Amok Time
  • Artichoke Designs
  • Big Papa's Collectibles
  • Bodnar's Auction Sales
  • CBCS
  • CGC, Comics Guaranty Company, LLC.
  • Chimera Publishing
  • Collectors Toy Den, LLC
  • Comicfolds
  • D&D Comics
  • Dave & Adams Card World
  • Dragon Alley Jewelry
  • Dress Your Dreams
  • Dumbbows & Darkeblue Art
  • F.Y.E./Transworld Entertainment
  • Fabian Nicieza
  • Gem City Books
  • Ichiban Toi Company, LLC
  • Jackie Stier Copper Creations
  • JC Comics
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • Metro Orange Art Inc.
  • NJ Toys and Collectibles, LLC.
  • Range Family Discounters
  • Redonkulous Entertainment
  • SharkRobot.com
  • Stormwatch Comics
  • The Crimson Throne
  • Toynk.com
  • toytastik
  • Undercover Comics
  • Vegas Powergirl
  • Welcome Back Comics
  • Wild Bill's Soda

  • Our exhibitor floor is now accepting registration forms for 2016! Contact James Ross here: jross@madeventmanagement.com.
    Artist Alley is the heart of New Jersey Comic Expo and we know it's why so many people come to comic cons. We are proud to have one of the largest Artist Alleys not only in New Jersey, but the entire U.S. With big name talent, indy talent, web comics talent, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letters and even writers there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
    The New Jersey Comic Expo is a two-day event held November 19th & 20th at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center. Tickets are available using the BUY TICKETS button on this site, or at your local comic book shop. Additional details about the event can be found on the FAQ page or by emailing Customer Service.

    What is New Jersey Comic Expo?
    New Jersey Comic Expo is an annual event held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition 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. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ. New Jersey Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production.

    The New Jersey Comic Expo Team
    Martha Donato (Executive Director, Founder/Principal) is the President of MAD Event Management, an all-purpose event planning facilitator. Donato has over 19 years of experience.

    Mike Scigliano (Show Director) has over 15 years in the events production field that encompasses not only the event management side but the exhibitor side as well. This unique experience helps NJCE to keep both the needs of the event as well as the needs of the exhibitor in mind. Most of the industry simply knows him as Scig and as the Show Director he oversees floor management, exhibit sales, logistics, programming & guest relations. He is also is a freelance sales, marketing, writing, web development and events manager. You can find him on Twitter: @mikescigliano.

    Caterina Toscano (Volunteer Manager) is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and works at a NYC Advertising Agency. She has been attending and working at comic-cons since she was a teenager. You can find her working in the Volunteer or Registration areas at New Jersey Comic Expo!

    Arlene So (Art Director; Design Ninja) has been a graphic designer for over 20 years and ever so briefly, worked security at a comic con a while back. She is also a producer for an award-winning web series called Haywire.

    Gabe Fieramosco (Social Media Maniac; Cosplay Consigliore & Ambassador to Artist Alley) has more than 10 years experience in events production and promotions. Gabe and his company, Outbreak Marketing handle all NJCE social media. He also books our cosplay guests and manages our cosplay events. Most recently Gabe added overseeing Artist Alley tables to his collection of hats. You can find Gabe on Twitter & Instagram @ItsMeGabe.

    Kris Simon (Programming Manager) has written and edited comics for over 10 years, and introduced hundreds of middle school girls to the comic book industry as a Program Manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Her love for the medium can only be surpassed by her love for a good burger.

    Carly Marsh (Event Coordinator) handles administrative duties as well as assists the MAD Event Management team with various tasks. Carly is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management and a minor in event management.

    David Hyde (Publicity & Promotions) is the founder of Superfan Promotions, a Los Angeles based boutique publicity company that creates campaigns for some of the biggest names in comics. Superfan works with authors, artists, conventions, festivals, stores, entertainment companies and publishers. Prior to launching Superfan Promotions, David was the Vice President of Publicity at DC Entertainment. You can follow him at @superfanpr.

    Kris Longo (Sponsorhip Sales; Special Events) is the founder of Geek Riot Media, the first and only fully integrated geek culture advertising and sponsorship representation firm. Prior to Geek Riot, Longo managed East Coast advertising sales for DC Comics and served as Vice President of Business Development for Bonfire Agency.

    James Ross (Sales Manager; Floor Manager) is a veteran in the trade show/events industry. He has been in the conventions and events industry since 1999. For the past 15 years he has specialized in exhibit sales & sponsorships, event logistics and floor management. He has been involved in comic book convention genre for over 10 years.

    MAD Event Management
    If you are interested in exhibit space, retail booths or Artist Alley tables at New Jersey Comic Expo, please download the appropriate form and complete it - we'd rather you sent it in via email, but if you want to fax your completed form, you can send it to 845-787-2499. If you have any questions, you can contact us:

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Group Show Director
    We have easy access to the show floor for move-in and move-out at the conventon center. The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is a great facility to work with!

    Are you interested in helping us promote New Jersey Comic Expo? We can offer you free tickets to the show to use for promotions. We can also offer reciprocal banner ads. Contact Martha or Mike to set it up.

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Group Show Director

    Do you want to get involved with our shows? Promote your brand or product? Contact Kris Longo by clicking here.

    2016 Exhibitor Registration Form
    EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here!
    RETAILERS: Download a registration form here!
    ARTISTS: Download a registration form here!

    2016 Professional Registration
    PROFESSIONALS: Information to come.

    2016 Exhibitor Kit
    Check back in Fall 2016.

    2016 Electrical Form
    Check back in Fall 2016.

    2016 Show Floor Map
    Check back in Fall 2016.

    New Jersey Comic Expo 2016 - November 19th & 20th, 2016
    Show Hours:
    Saturday November 19th - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
    Sunday November 20th - 10:00am - 5:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

    Panel Rooms

    All programming rooms have limited capacity as set by the Edison Fire Marshal and subject to available seating. Although your NJCE badge is required for entry into all events, it doesn't guarantee you access to any programming session if it has reached its capacity, subject to the discretion of New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center and New Jersey Comic Expo staff members. We don't clear our programming rooms between sessions.


    New Jersey Comic Expo believes in creating an environment where every attendee, exhibitor and staff member is treated with respect and dignity, and does not tolerate any act of bullying or harassment. If an attendee of any type is believed to be in violation of our rules, they will be asked to leave immediately without reimbursement of any kind. New Jersey Comic Expo employs professional security guards who enforce our rules and regulations, as do our staff members. Volunteers are NOT staff members and are assisting us in exchange for certain reimbursement and experiential value. Please report any serious incidents or concerns to a New Jersey Comic Expo Staff Member, as identified by their badge.


    We have a strict policy of checking weapons to ensure that they are only props. The security guards at the entrance will check yours and place a band on it to show that it's been approved. The responsibility to get this weapons check performed is yours, so please don't sneak in without it. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who presents a public safety or security issue in our sole discretion.

    The following items are forbidden at NJCE:
    • All firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
    • Replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for real firearms)
    • Projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, slingshots and water guns)
    • Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
    • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
    • Mace and pepper spray
    • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
    • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
    We allow prop weapons if they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. We allow prop bows if all arrows have soft tips.
    Volunteer to be Part of Our Team!

    We are accepting applications for a few awesome Volunteers for the New Jersey Comic Expo on November 19th & 20th, 2016.
    Send an email it to Cat Toscano to inquire about volunteering.
    When is the convention?
    New Jersey Comic Expo is being held on Saturday, November 19 & Sunday November 20th, 2016. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!).

    How much are tickets?
    Prices for the show will be $30 for a Saturday only ticket; $20 for a Sunday only ticket and $45 for a weekend ticket. Children age 10 and under are admitted for free with an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen (65 & older), military, police & fire fighter discounts are available (use code MilitaryLawEnforcement or SeniorCitizen). Tickets are available at the door but will be priced higher.

    I bought my ticket online or at a comic book shop, what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
    Advance ticket sales will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, November 19 and 8:30 am on Sunday, November 20. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 10:00 am.

    Can I buy tickets on-site?
    Yes, you can buy tickets at your local comic book shop, on our website or at the door. Day-of ticket sales at the door will open at 10:00 am both days. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby!

    I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
    New Jersey Comic Expo is pleased to offer credentialed, published industry professionals, and those in the related industries of film, television, animation, guilds, gaming, etc. complimentary admission to the Expo.
    We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note we will charge a $20 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show. We do not offer a guest option - badges are for professionals only.

    Where do I pick up my badge? What about pre-registration?
    There will be a clearly-marked booth in the Lobby of the Convention Center for walk-ins. Pre-registrants will take their barcode scan copies or use their smart phones at the Advance Ticket Registration Area. It's that easy!

    Do I have to wear it at all times?
    Even if it wasn't a stunning accessory that the Sex In The City gals would pay hundreds of dollars for, yes - you need to wear it inside the hall at all times, or we may think you are some sort of undesirable who snuck in and we will be forced to ask you to leave.

    I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
    Sorry, no pets, except for registered service animals.

    Can I take pictures?
    Generally, you can take photographs at New Jersey Comic Expo of the conventioneers and exhibits. Please respect the privacy and ask before taking a picture of a celebrity, as some of them charge for their photo and autograph.

    Where can I park and how do I get there?
    There are parking lots located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center and all around the area that are privately owned.

    Where are the ATM machines?
    Cash machines are located in the main lobby.

    Where is Lost & Found located?
    Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the Registration Booth.

    Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?
    Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.

    I really need to take this call, it's my agent...
    Then really, take it outside. Please be courteous and no cell phone usage when you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.

    To complete my costume, I carry a large battle-axe that I hone to razor sharpness every day. It's cool for me to bring that, right?
    Ummm, seriously? Props are one thing, but anything that could take an eye out, could hurt someone, or make the cops (or my mother) take it away from you, is not allowed.

    I need to blog frequently... is there wi-fi?
    New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center does offer wi-fi service on the promenade level for a small fee. Launch your browser and you'll reach their homepage.

    Who are the mysterious people behind the curtain of the New Jersey Comic Expo?
    The NJCE team is comprised of people who celebrate what they love. They put in countless hours to create the best experience they can for fans, guests and exhibitors alike.

    New Jersey Comic Expo - November 19th & 20th, 2016!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)| Sunday hours: 10:30am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

    We offer discounts to senior citizens (65 & older) and members of law enforcement and military - use promotional code MilitaryLaw or SeniorCitizen when you purchase your ticket below. You will be asked to show proof of status when you arrive at the event to pick up your tickets.

    Long Beach Comic Con - September 17 & 18, 2016!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday hours: 10:30am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
    Click here for Long Beach Comic Con This September 17 & 18!

    Long Beach Comic Expo - February 18 & 19, 2017!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday hours: 10:30am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
    Click here for Long Beach Comic Expo This February 18 & 19!
    Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, convention exclusives, programming updates and more!
    Added August 22nd
    Vegas Power Girl Guest
    Vegas Power Girl
    Professional Cosplayer, Spokesperson and Actress - Appearing in Cosplay Corner
    Added August 2nd
    Keith  Giffen Guest
    Keith Giffen
    DC Comics 52, Legion of Super-Heroes, Countdown to Final Crisis, Doom Patrol, Justice League Europe, Justice League America
    Added July 26th
    Steve Epting Guest
    Steve Epting
    Co-creator of Winter Soldier & Image's Velvet, Artist - Captain America, The Avengers, X-Factor, Aquaman, Fantastic Four
    Added July 25th
    Daniel Parent Guest
    Daniel Parent
    GLAAD award winning, Harvey award nominated artist and writer for Archie Comic Publications
    Added June 27th
    Jim Calafiore Guest
    Jim Calafiore
    Exiles, Secret Six, Red Lanterns, Gotham Underground, X-O Manowar, Batgirl, Magnus Robot Fighter

  • Added August 28th  Kevin Falloon - MDBX Studios
  • Added August 24th  Dan Parent
  • Added August 24th  Ben Risbeck
  • Added August 12th  Collin Byrd - SkipperWing
  • Added August 3rd  Joseph England - Obsessive Thoughts
  • Added August 2nd  Silver Johnson - Fluff Sugar Cafe
  • Added August 2nd  Matt Szychowski - Shahuskies
  • Added July 22nd  Mike Brennan - Mike Brennan Art and Design

  • Exhibitors
  • Added August 24th  Vegas Powergirl
  • Added August 24th  Fabian Nicieza
  • Added August 16th  Ichiban Toi Company, LLC
  • Added August 16th  Dragon Alley Jewelry
  • Added August 6th  The Crimson Throne
  • Added July 21st  Redonkulous Entertainment
  • Added July 19th  Jackie Stier Copper Creations
  • Added July 1st  D&D Comics

  • Show Floor
    Check back in Fall 2016.

    Check back in Fall 2016.

    Sheraton Edison

    To book your room at the NJCE Event Rate Click Here.

    125 Raritan Center Parkway
    Edison, New Jersey 08837
    Reservations: 1-800-325-3535
    Front Desk: 1-732-225-8300
    Check-In Time: 3PM
    Check-Out Time: 12PM
    Sheraton Edison Hotel
    New Jersey Expo Center
    97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837

    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION,The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is situated in Edison, NJ, in the heart of one of the nation's fastest growing and most affluent geographic regions.

    The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is located in the geographic heart of the Northeast, adjacent to the confluence of I-95 (The NJ Turnpike), I-287, The Garden State Parkway, and US Route 1,9, and 35. Just 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty Airport, 40 minutes south of Midtown Manhattan and 60 minutes from Northeast Philadelphia.

    The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is convenient to all major transportation centers with public transportation available from New York City provided by AMTRAK to both New Brunswick and Islen/Metropark.

    About New Jersey Comic Expo:
    New Jersey Comic Expo is an annual event held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center every 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. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.

    Press Pass Requests:
    New Jersey Comic Expo welcomes all members of the press to this year's event. We are happy to provide approved reporters with a complimentary press badge. Please click the following link and fill out the form entirely.

    The 2016 press creditials application will be availble in Summer 2016. Please check back then.

    Please note:
    • Your press badge will grant you access to the show floor from 10am to 7pm, Saturday, November 19th and 10:00am to 5pm Sunday, November 20th and seating in panels, space permitting.
    • Your press badge does not allow you to skip lines.
    Our priority is to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for attendees, press, vendors and guests alike, so please conduct yourself professionally at all times and announce yourself as a press representative (naming your outlet) when approaching vendors, guests and attendees. Be courteous and ask permission before shooting pictures of vendors, attendees (including cosplayers), and guests (who may be charging for pictures). We want everyone to be happy, so your cooperation is a big part of that.

    About MAD Event Management:
    MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD's capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.

    Show Photos:
    Details to come.
    The following pictures are a random sampling taken by the NJCE staff.
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