April 12th & 13th 10a – 6p
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ
Saturday $18.50, Sunday $17, Two-Day Pass $30, Kids 8 and Younger FREE
APCC is the heart of comic book conventions. Featuring legendary creators, underground artists, and independent talent, this show is about the people who make comics happen.
No big-name movie stars or video game tournaments here, just comics and comics people.
***WE LOVE THIS SHOW!!! Don’t miss this INCREDIBLE CONVENTION!!!***
Chris Claremont (Saturday only)*Jim Steranko
Ann Nocenti*Jim Salicrup*Todd Klein
Cliff Chiang*Jamal Igle*Mark Morales*JH Williams III
Seth Kushner*Dave Hunt*Dean Haspiel*Tim Truman*Dave Bullock
Joe Barbieri*Miss Lasko-Gross
J. David Spurlock*Bob Camp*Denis Kitchen
Bob Fingerman*Pete Bagge*Danny Fingeroth
11:00 AM The Art of Lettering
Comic book typography masters Todd Klein and John Workman discuss their careers and process, and working for Marvel, DC, and National Lampoon.
12:00 PM Ren & Stimpy and Beyond: A Conversation with Bob Camp
Animation director, artist, and co-creator of Ren & Stimpy interviewed by author and artist Craig Yoe.
1:00 PM GRAPHIC NOVELS AND THE INDIE PESPECTIVE
Non-super hero comics in the form of graphic novels continue to grow in popularity with comic readers, educators, librians,bookstores, teens, and parents. Biography, fantasty, personal stories, history, and other categories will be discussed by: Box Brown, creator of Andre The Giant, Andrew Aydin co-author of NY Times Bestseller MARCH, Miss-Lasko Gross, and Charles Forsman.
2:00 PM A Conversation with Chris Claremont
The man who made the X-Men into the powerhouse comic book super-group they are today. Chris Claremont created over 150 X-Men characters and penned them for over 17 years.
3:00 Marvel In The 80s
Ann Nocenti, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth, John Workman
12:00 PM The Life and Times of Denis Kitchen
Founding member of the underground comix movement. Founder of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Biographer, artist, publisher. Historical figure in the world of comics, artists rights and pop culture.
1:00 PM A Conversation with Jim Steranko
David Spurlock interviews the legendary Jim Steranko about his career in an out of comics. Illustration and graphic design innovator on Captian America, Nick Fury: Agent of SHEILD, and Uncanny X-Men for Marvel. Cover artist on countless paperbacks of The Shadow, comic covers of Before Watchmen: Rorschach, and the latest Batman Black & White. Steranko is also a magician and escape artist, and the inspiration for Jack Kirby’s Mister Miracle and Michael Chabon’s Pulitizer Prize winning The Adventures of Kavilier and Clay. He’s a an author, filmmaker, publisher, historian, and editor.
2:00 PM A Conversation with JH Williams III
The incomparable J.H. Williams III is the current artist on Neil Gaiman’s return to Sandman with the prequel Overture, and formerly artist and co-writer of the groundbreaking series Batwoman. He is known not only for his evocative line-work and color schemes, but also for intricate page designs and panel layouts unmatched in the comics industry today. As a collaborating artist of choice with greats like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Warren Ellis, Williams is one of the most sought-after talents in comics and also creates his own design work for music albums and other projects.
4:00PM – 5:30PM Cosplay Contest
Asbury Park Comic Con Pre-Party at Asbury Lanes
Friday 10 PM to 1 PM
Karaoke with Mike & Ming!
Just two blocks from the Berkeley Hotel. Tickets $12 at the door.
13th Dimension Awards Dinner
Saturday 7PM – 9PM
Buffet dinner with comics pros and exhibitors.
Asbury Park Comic Con After Party at Asbury Lanes
Saturday 8PM – 12PM