Once again Albany, New York will host one of the best comic conventions on the East Coast! The Albany C0mic Convention will be held on Sunday, November 11th, from 10am to 4pm. The guest list boasts decade’s worth of talent in the comic industry, some of the best comic dealers in the area, and some of the best fans to attend a con. General admission is only $5.00, but if you really want your mind blown I’d suggest you get the VIP ticket for $50, which is more than worth it. It includes one of the variant issues available at the con signed by the creator, and a VIP print that will be signed by some of the attending artists. Though the cherry on top is the after show dinner, which is at a fantastic restaurant, and you get the chance to just sit and talk with some of the best in the comic business. Since attending last year’s dinner I can vouch for its awesomeness!
Albany Comic Con benefits Ronald McDonald House
The Albany Comic Con returns to the Holiday Inn on Wolf Rd, in
Albany, NY on Sunday, November 11, 2012. The convention will host an auction of
original comic book artwork to benefit the local chapter of the Capital
District Ronald McDonald House Charities. Local comic book professionals have
donated original sketches, which will be auctioned the day of the convention in
a silent auction. The auction will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November
Sketches of famous Superman-related characters, including
Superman, Supergirl, Lex Luthor, Batman, Wonder Woman and more, highlight the
auction. Sketches have been donated by notable artists including Joe Sinnott,
Lee Moder, Paul Abrams, Fred Hembeck, Tom Raney, Mark McKenna and many others.
This is the fourth charity auction held by the Albany Comic Con, and it’s
expected to be the largest in terms artwork available. The most recent auction
raised $2,000 for this worthy cause.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to
create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well
being of children. The charity’s core values include:
-Focusing on the critical needs of children.
-Celebrating the diversity of the programs and staff, volunteers and donors who
make them possible.
-Staying true to a heritage of more than 36 years of responsible stewardship.
-Operating with accountability and transparency.
There is no charge to enter the auction, and all proceeds from the
auctioned artwork will be donated directly to the Albany Ronald McDonald House.
Admission to the Albany Comic Con is $5.00. We invite local media to come out
for this event, and we thank you for helping spread the word about the charity
auction for a very worthwhile organization.
What: Albany Comic Con Silent Art Charity
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 11,
Where: Albany Comic Con,
Holiday Inn, 205 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205
Contact event promoter John Belskis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
These are just two pieces that are up for auction at the convention. The legendary Joe Sinnott’s awesome “Superman” and Tom Raney’s “Darksied.” Click to enlarge the images.