The first ever Pop Art Con will take place Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia at 530 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Ft. Washington, PA 19034. The show is an artists’ convention run by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show, which has run continuously since the 1980s and is currently staged twice a year in Allentown, PA.
Pop Art Con will feature the best in trading card and comic book creators, including Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell,Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay, and The Sucklord.
At the show, collectors will be able to meet the artists and commission them, as well as purchase sketch cards, prints, sketchbooks, artists returns and proofs, and more. Many of the artists will be selling exclusive items to the show and giving away original art. A John Carter of Mars card featuring art by master artist Joe Jusko will be available from Non-Sport Update at a special show-reduced introductory price.
The show is sponsored by Cryptozoic Entertainment, Versicolor Productions, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Cryptozoic will be doing on-site portfolio reviews and actively looking for new artists for their various trading card lines. The company will also sponsor a special dinner on Saturday night that is free to collectors with paid admission to the show.
Many free promotional cards will also be available (while supplies last) such as Tarzan 100th anniversary (from Cryptozoic Entertainment), Deadworld (Breygent Marketing), Blood and Glory (Asylum Studios), and Bettie Page Private Collection Box 2 (Versicolor Productions).
Admission to Pop Art Con is $8. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Complete show details can be found on the show’s site.