EAST COAST COMICON 2017 (29-30 Apr 2017) Meadowlands, New Jersey

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Date:  29-30 Apr 2017
Location:  Meadowlands, New Jersey
Publisher: eastcoastcomicon.com

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    EAST COAST COMICON 2017 (29-30 Apr 2017)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey

    George Pérez Update
    posted May 1, 2017, 7:32 PM by Vu Nguyen

    From bleedingcool.com

    EAST COAST COMICON 2017 [Canceled] (29-30 Apr 2017)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    Over the weekend, Bleeding Cool ran a couple of reports regarding the health of legendary comic book creator George Pérez, as he headed to hospital rather than the East Coast Comic Con this past weekend. We received the following from George Pérez’s agent, Spencer R. Beck,

    The following is a statement from George Perez regarding his health and hospitalization during the East Coast Comic Convention:

    I am so genuinely flattered, humbled, and grateful for all the emails, texts, phone calls and messages that I’ve received regarding my latest medical situation. To clarify the facts to everyone: Yes, I did have a heart attack. I was on a plane leaving from Los Angeles, CA, heading to Secaucus, NJ for a comic convention when I started to feel some discomfort in my chest. It was mild and sporadic at first, but became more intense after I checked into my hotel in New Jersey.

    I called the front desk and they called for an ambulance. I also phoned my longtime friend and art agent Spencer Beck, who contacted my wife Carol, who was visiting friends in England. He figured correctly that news of my affliction and possible speculations could fill the social networks, and didn’t want Carol to find out that way. At first it was speculated that I may have had blood clots that may have reached my heart or lungs, but a second EKG determined that I had indeed suffered a heart attack with some rather severe blockage in some of the vessels.

    As of this writing, I have already undergone one operation to place a stent to clear the blockage on the right side of my heart and am scheduled to have the left side taken care of today. So far, recovery has been going well and life should be relatively normal after that, although I may have to pull back on the non-stop sketching-marathons that people have come to expect from me at conventions. There may even be a few cancelations, depending on medical advice.

    I apologize in advance to those I may disappoint. With this new medical wrinkle added to my past issues regarding my eyesight, there are likely a good number of you feeling a bit sorry for me. Please, don’t be. I’ve had a great run and have been blessed not only with a great career, but also, thanks to all of you nice people buying video games, t-shirts, action figures, collected editions, and watching all those movies and TV shows, my royalty income allows me financial security for life. There are so many of my peers who do not have that luxury. Unfair, but true. So, if these bits of misfortune do need to happen to someone, let it be me. Granted, my output may be curtailed, but I will still be drawing, and loving it as much as ever. Thank you all for caring.

    See you in the funny papers.

    George Pérez

    For those of you who wish to send Mr. Perez your well-wishes, you can email him at gpzpacesetter@mac.com

    George Perez in the hospital with a heart problem

    posted Apr 29, 2017, 6:21 PM by Vu Nguyen

    EAST COAST COMICON 2017 [Canceled] (29-30 Apr 2017)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey

    Legendary comic book creator George Pérez was due to appear at the East Coast Comic Con this weekend (and is still planned for Crash Smash Comics in Florida for Free Comic Book Day next weekend, despite their ordinance issues), but is not appearing at today due to medical issues. It was reported to Bleeding Cool organizer Cliff Galbraith told attendees that Perez is in the hospital with a “heart problem.”

    Other voices of creators have echoed this.

    Friends and family have posted their well wishes. We join them wishing George a speedy recovery and good health.

    George Perez's 2017 Convention Schedule
    posted Oct 5, 2016, 9:59 PM by Vu Nguyen

    EAST COAST COMICON 2017 (29-30 Apr 2017)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    George Perez writes:


    It's always very flattering when so many convention organizers invite me to their shows. I do regret not being able to say yes to a lot of them due to work, conflicting shows or personal and professional commitments, but I guess that's the price of being the pretty girl at the dance. ;-)

    Anyway, here's my current schedule for next year. There are a couple of personal events, like weddings and vacations that are not included here, but this will hopefully give everyone an idea of what to prepare for.

    There are also a couple of shows still in negotiations and I will add them when those dates and venues are confirmed.

    Some of these shows were chosen because they will allow me to visit friends and family in the area, which always makes for a more satisfying convention experience-- not to mention the chance to hobnob with my fans! 

    Fun times ahead!

    ***UPDATE FOR ALL MY INTERNATIONAL FANS: I've been asked about several shows outside of the USA and just wanted to say that, while I do wish I could do more international shows, the stress of flying and going through customs and passport control (not to mention the number of itineraries that require multiple connections) I plan to take a year off from traveling abroad for conventions. I just need to recharge my batteries here. Now, there may end up being exceptions and I will report that if it happens. For now though, there are no plans.

    2017 Convention Schedule

    January 7–8: Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention, Los Angeles, CA

    January 14-15: Albuquerque Comic Con, Albuquerque, NM

    January 28: North Texas Comic Book Show, Dallas, TX

    February 17-19: Amazing Arizona Comic Con, Phoenix, AZ

    April 29 – 30: East Coast Comic Con, Secaucus, NJ

    June 17-19: Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, Las Vegas, NV

    July 7-9: North American Science Fiction Convention, San Juan, PR

    September 1-4: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

    October 20-22: Grand Rapids Comic Con, Grand Rapids, MI

    George Perez is confirmed for East Coast Comicon 2017
    posted Sep 22, 2016, 9:21 PM by Vu Nguyen

    EAST COAST COMICON 2017 (29-30 Apr 2017)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    From eastcoastcomicon.com

    GEORGE PEREZ is confirmed for East Coast Comicon 2017!!!