EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019) Meadowlands, New Jersey

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    • MegaCon Orlando 2022 recap (part one) Read More MegaCon It was with heavy heart but great admiration to be present for the George Pérez memorial service hosted at MegaCon Orlando inside the sprawling Orange County Convention Center. … Though it only may be the unofficial start of Summer, it is definitely the official start of comic convention season and we packed up our Avengers Quinjetto flydown to Orlando, FL for the Southeast’s largest show, MegaCon Orlando 2022. Comic book shows have been held in Central Florida since the 70s, and this particular show began in 1993, with former publisher CrossGenpurchasing it in 1999, and its current UK owner, Informa, taking charge in 2015 under its Fan Expo banner.  Fan Expo more recently also assumed ...
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    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey

    Photos from East Coast Comicon 2019

    posted Jun 9, 2019, 3:22 PM

    East Coast Comic Convention writes:

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    The Infinity Gauntlet Panel with Rubinstein, Lim, Perez, and Starlin at East Coast Comic Convention 2019.

    George Perez signing at East Coast Comic Convention 2019.

    13 Questions with George Perez: The Infinity Gauntlet

    posted Jun 9, 2019, 11:25 AM

    From 13thdimension.com

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey

    Fast-forward a few months and I was able to sit down with Perez for a one-on-one panel at East Coast Comicon, one of the few stops on his convention farewell tour. In front of a crowded room, we went through every project in the TOP 13, from 13 to 1.

    The result? THE GEORGE PEREZ INTERVIEWS, which we’re running here across 13 weeks, starting on Perez’s 65th birthday June 9.

    13. The Infinity Gauntlet.


    Perez: Well, the reason I even took on the project was that I wanted to draw as many characters at Marvel as I could, you know? (Laughter)

    Unfortunately, I also chose to do that at the same time I had contracted to write and draw War of the Gods over at DC, and it ended up being way too much work. And there was a slight touch of disappointment when Jim (Starlin) finally took the superheroes into outer space, where they faced Thanos for the next couple of issues. I said, that means no more superheroes are gonna be able to show up in these stories now. This is it, this is the cast now. I wanted more characters to draw!

    But either way I had to bow out. And quite honestly, I always thought that the books should have been done by Ron Lim to begin with. Ron Lim set up everything with Jim Starlin, he did The Thanos Quest and everything else. So, it seemed only just that Ron should — because Ron was only supposed to replace me for the last half of Issue #4 because I was falling far behind. And when they said Ron could fill in and jump onto Issue #5, I said, “Why don’t you just let Ron finish the series? And I’ll glad;y ink Ron’s covers just to show that there’s not any petulance on my part.”

    But I just realized that I was not going to be able to keep that book on schedule and Ron managed to do what I couldn’t do. So that’s why, of course, it always has that asterisk that … it’s the series George Perez couldn’t finish.

    You know, in hindsight, how many people will even remember War of the Gods — and look at how much money Infinity Gauntlet is making! (Laughter)

    George Perez will have art prints for sale at conventions
    posted May 24, 2019, 6:07 PM

    Mark C asks:

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    Does George sell prints of his artwork when attending conventions? I'm eyeing the Niagara Falls show and would be very interested in getting an Infinity Gauntlet #1 cover print signed if possible.

    Answer: Based on this photo from ECC, it appears that George Perez will have large prints of his artwork available for purchase. I do not know if Infinity Gauntlet #1 is among one of the prints, but NTT#1 (Baxter) and JLA/Avengers #3 for sure.

    Update: Jason V said: Infinity Gauntlet #1 WASN'T there at East Coast Comicon. Price was 3 for $30 or $20 each.

    posted May 19, 2019, 4:49 PM

    East Coast Comic Convention writes:

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    The Comic Book Creator Magazine Award presented to the incredible George Perez by Jon B. Cooke and East Coast Comic Convention promoter and comic artist Cliff Galbraith at the dinner to honor George for a life comics.

    East Coast Comicon 2019 advice: arrive early

    posted May 19, 2019, 4:39 PM

    Frank J writes:

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey

    Photo from East Coast Comic Con
    The key, pay the early access fee....It’s worth it!! Majority of the complainers are the general admissions.

    Knowing Mr. Perez is retiring and these are his last shows, do your research and get up early, get there early and you will see him.

    Lucked out and he signed my 12 comics on Friday and 5 on Saturday. Keep in mind in both days we waited each 1-1/2 to 2hrs on line outside/lobby before going in. In addition, waited 1-1/2 to 2 hours both days waiting at his table line (behind the VIPS and Exhibitors) before we saw Mr. Perez....TOTALLY EXPECTED AND WORTH IT!!!!

    Remember, any caps to lines or limits to how many you can have signed is discussed by the artist and organizers of the show, mainly so others get a chance, breaks for Mr Perez because he does deserve it and for safety wise as the Fire Marshall sets these restrictions and they will shut it down (my brother is a firefighter) if the lines get out of hand. Note, I heard Mr Perez was sign late Friday (heard until 9) because he loves his fans.

    Shannon Lower was awesome holding it down, great job and was awesome.

    If you are going to Vegas or TerricCon....Be prepared and get there early and pay the extra $$$ If early access is offered.

    Good Luck everyone!!

    Photos from East Coast Comic Con (Day 3)

    posted May 19, 2019, 2:14 PM

    From Online

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    @fairguy07 writes:

    Met some awesome creators this weekend. George Pérez and Jim Starlin were both incredibly nice and fun to talk to. Such an amazing experience.


    senpai.kim writes:

    Only reason I came to east coast stayed on that line 5 and half hours but it was worth seeing his reaction to my Raven Cosplay.

    He was such a nice man to talk to and very sweet, I was happy to able to talk with him. I almost fainted when he gave me a kiss on the forehead.


    heroesvillainsart writes:

    Finally met one of the best in the business, George Perez!



    While it took an extremely long wait line, it was a honor to meet the legendary George Perez, who is such a nice man. I wish you good luck with your retirement, good sir!


    Frank J writes:

    My buddies Geraldo Feliciano and Jose Gonzalez as “Thunder and Lightning”.

    benalexanderactor writes:

    Had a great time yesterday at East Coast Comic Con. Got to see all the batmobiles, see come great cosplayers, got some nice variant covers, and capped the evening off with having attended the retirement dinner for an artistic legend who has drawn almost every character in the DC universe and Marvel universe and got some key issues autographed by the legend George Perez. Couldn't have asked for a better time.


    jaye_jurassick writes:

    I met an artistic inspiration, an incredible comic art pioneer and all around amazing human being #GeorgePerez he was just as everyone has said such a nice person and it was amazing to meet someone else that influences my work. And an added bonus I got my #amberchrome #topps #jurassicpark #comics signed!!!


    chrissydisney25 writes:

    George Pérez thank you for being amazing 👍🏻


    George Perez wins Comic Book Creator Lifetime Achievement Award at East Coast Comicon 2019

    posted May 18, 2019, 9:04 PM by Vu Nguyen

    Buchanan K writes:

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    The Comic Book Creator Lifetime Achievement Award; Presented tonight to George Perez. It was an honor to witness it!


    Photo from the Retirement Dinner with George Perez

    posted May 18, 2019, 8:59 PM

    @danielpgrote writes:

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    At a retirement dinner for George Perez. Jim Starlin’s been running around making mischief with an Infinity Gauntlet.

    Jeff B writes:

    At A Gala Dinner Tonight With Legendary Writers & Artists George Pérez & Jim Starlin.

    25 Years Ago, Starlin & Perez Collaborated And Helped Create Marvel’s Infinity War Comic Book Saga Featuring That Guy Thanos Fighting Many Heroes, Notably The Avengers!

    Amazing How Things Have Turned Out!


    Sojourn/Lady Death original art page inked

    posted May 18, 2019, 8:51 PM 

    studiomaenefl writes:

    SOJOURN / LADY DEATH #1 (Errata) (12 May 2004)
    CrossGen Comics
    FINALLY at the of today I was able to meet Mr. George Perez. He has been an enormous influence to both as an artist and writer.

    I had inked one of his unpublished pages from the Sojourn/Lady Death crossover (kudos to jaymtaylor for figuring it out) since he had mentioned had never been inked.

    I cleaned up my blueline inks, added a thank you, signed and framed it. I was able to give it to him and he recognized the piece immediately. He was also gracious to sign my inks so I can frame it in my studio.

    It was a great moment in my career.
    Best of health, George. -


    Complaints about long lines and VIP badge abusers at East Coast Comicon 2019

    posted May 18, 2019, 6:32 PM

    From Vu

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey

    Photo from Tom K
    Please note: George Perez does not have a manager, as far as I know.

    Joseph E writes:

    No one seems to have mentioned that they are supposed to punch a hole in the VIP pass once someone went to meet George. We could also see from the line that the VIPs were handing the passes off which prevented the line from moving. At 630, the event staff finally started punching the tags. With 15 minutes left for the signing.

    Tommy R writes:

    I waited on line yesterday for 4 hours only to be told George had to leave so he could attend his panel at 7 and that I would not have an opportunity to meet & greet George for the last time since I could only attend on Friday.

    What really aggravated me was the fact that the limit was 12 items (!) yesterday and these scalpers (many of whom were going to be there all 3 days) took full advantage while all I wanted was just a photo-op with my favorite artist, and my good friend whom accompanied me just wanted to have his New Teen Titans #1 signed by both George Perez and Marv Wolfman (whom could not attend due to an injury). All that time wasted for nothing, attending East Coast Comicon this year was a waste of time for us this year.

    The limit should have been 2: if you’re a true fan, just have your favorite comic(s) signed and a photo-op, then move along.

    Anything else is excessive they should charge a minimum of $10 for each additional.

    Then watch the dealers & scalpers back off.

    ___mr.oldschool4201___ writes:

    On the way #home from #eastcoastcomiccon and honestly, what a disappointment compared to last year. Higher prices on everything, #bullshit with dealing with people's handlers and entourage all day. Last straw was missing #georgeperez because his manager was such a #bitch . Yeah there were some bright spots to the day but they were a little few and far between. The entire atmosphere just felt different and it sucked. Did I mention even tickets had cost more this year.

    photo from eastcoastcomicconvention
    Morales L writes:

    Told 12 items, line cap three times. Never got to me him and was told to come early tomorrow like that sh** matters. Staff was not properly set up. I regret buying my ticket.

    VIP badges were abusing the system with some staff not caring. Once a vip holder gets the 12 items signed they pass gets hole punched. That was not the case. The staff and con was not set up properly. I truly feel bad for people that wasted a Friday ticket


    Photos from East Coast Comic Con (Day 2)

    posted May 18, 2019, 9:55 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 18, 2019, 9:34 PM ]

    From Online

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    geeknout_official writes:

    Such an honor and pleasure to meet George Perez!!!! Such a cool guy! #eastcoastcomiccon

    stalecake writes:

    This man’s artwork is why I read comics. I am still a little verklempt.

    roen_geek writes:

    Funny story...at #ECCC we wait in line for the legendary George Perez on Friday. It gets capped. My wife (@nerdymom80) and I are given tickets to come back on Saturday morning. We return and end up third in line! Mr. Perez is awesome he signed a bunch of our comics and shared a cool story about one of my favorite Rogues Deathstroke! We get a selfie and then George kisses my wife goodbye on the lips. I was surprised and then I realized "Damn it...he didn't kiss me goodbye :(" LOLZ!!

    philipcowgill writes:

    And that is amazing. Living legend. #georgeperez #nuffsaid

    akthemaker writes:

    Oh y’know just me and a comics legend nbd

    East Coast Comicon item limit request

    posted May 18, 2019, 9:17 AM by Vu Nguyen

    Per George Perez

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
     Regarding autographs, please limit to five items, the lines are just too long these last few shows. Thank you for your support and understanding.


    Photos from East Coast Comic Con (Day 1)

    posted May 17, 2019, 7:51 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 17, 2019, 10:53 PM ]

    From Online

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    @EdCatto writes:

    George Perez at #ECCC - with Dan Greenfield via @DanG_Comics #InfinityGauntlet


    @1TuffAmbassador writes:

    The awesome George Perez 👏🏽 👏🏽 #EastCoastComicCon

    nycfuzz26 writes:

    The unsung heroes that created the Infinity Gauntlet saga almost 30 years ago


    Frank J writes:

    Mr George Perez, heck of a nice guy.

    Joseph & Sonja - The Cosplay Couple writes:

    at East Coast Comic Convention.


    @DarcSowers writes:

    We got to hear George Pérez give a talk about various comics he’s worked on over the years. So awesome! 😍


    bigmikefromnj05 writes:

    I tried so hard to get my #TeenTitans comic book sign by #GeorgePerez but his line was beyond huge & i only there for fri smh but luckily my boy Jeff gonna get it sign for me tomorrow 💪🏾💯 @eastcoastcomicconvention


    George Pérez schedule at East Coast Comic Convention 2019

    posted May 7, 2019, 11:41 PM by Vu Nguyen

    East Coast Comic Convention writes:

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    George Pérez schedule

    2 pm to 4 pm signing
    5 pm to 6:45 pm signing
    Panel with Marv Wolfman from 7 pm to 8pm

    10 am to 12-noon signing
    1 pm to 3 pm signing
    4 pm to 6 pm signing

    10 am to 12-noon signing
    Panel with Infinity Gauntlet Team 1 pm to 2 pm
    3 pm to 5 pm signing

    East Coast Comic Con announces George Perez Farewell Dinner for Saturday, May 18.

    posted Mar 2, 2019, 1:27 PM by Vu Sleeper   [ updated Mar 2, 2019, 1:30 PM ]

    From Vu

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    East Coast Comic Con announces George Perez Farewell Dinner for Saturday, May 18 via purchase.growtix.com

    Cost for dinner is $125 and does not include admission ticket to the convention.

    Includes: full buffet dinner (with cash bar), 3 signatures by George Perez, plus special guest appearances by several comics creators.

    Limited to 46 tickets.

    Previously announced dinners: 

    East Coast Comicon 2019 Commission Update

    posted Feb 24, 2019, 9:57 PM by Vu Sleeper   [ updated Feb 24, 2019, 10:04 PM ]

    From Spencer

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    For East Coast Comic Convention

    Commissions will go on sale the night of April 16th at exactly midnight (Eastern Time Zone) when it becomes April 17th. I use the time stamp as given by my email host ( spencerbck@aol.com ) and they have the final word as to when it is received, not I. Any requests that come in before midnight will be disqualified ... even if they come in at 11:59:59 PM ..... 12 MIDNIGHT and not a second earlier. Bear in mind that for C2E2 commissions sold out in FOUR SECONDS (Yes, at 12:00:04 all commissions were sold out) so make sure to get your order in as quickly as possible at the deadline.

    Please make sure to include your EXACT request as any emails that come in without the character are disqualified and discarded. All orders must have your first and last name in them as well the exact request. Remember, Mr. Perez is doing single character, head shots ONLY and nothing else. One request per person, per name, per household, per family, or per address. You must be present at the show to pick up the artwork in person ... NO PROXIES. Sketch cover requests are not possible at this time. SORRY. Too many potential problems and we do not wish to be responsible for anyone having a bad experience should the comic be lost, damaged or destroyed anywhere in the process or shipping thereof. Finally, he is doing only 15 commissions total for the show. There will be no on site drawing done.

    I hope this is not too blunt, and hopefully, this answers all outstanding questions. We reserve the right to adjust the rules should some unforeseen question come up that has not yet been addressed.

    George Perez's farewell tour
    posted Jan 23, 2019, 7:34 PM by Vu Sleeper

    From Vu

    EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
    Meadowlands, New Jersey
    There are a lot of convention organizers and fans asking George Perez to appear at their show. I can confirm that George will not be adding any new convention dates. These 2019 dates will be George's final appearances (with the exceptions of Fetishcon and Dragoncon, of course).

    If anything changes, I will let you know. Thank you for your interests. Please come out to say hi and goodbye.
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