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NJ’S 10TH SUPERHERO WEEKEND FOR CHARITY IS AUGUST 20-21, 2016 AT COMIC FUSION IN FLEMINGTON TO BENEFIT “CASA-SHAW”

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FLEMINGTON – The 2016 NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND (formerly WONDER WOMAN DAY) will be hosted by Comic Fusion on AUGUST 20-21  in Flemington’s Turntable Junction shopping village. Comic Fusion will auction comic book themed sketches to raise money and awareness for CASA of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties (CASA SHaW), a charitable organization which provides advocates in court for children living in the foster care system. We’ll have some prix fixe prints and raffles of prints, books and more.

This year the event kicks off at 10AM with a Superhero WalkRSVP for the Walk at Facebook through Flemington to raise awareness about CASA-SHaW and the weekend’s activities. Join us at Comic Fusion from Noon-5PM Saturday and Sunday.

Since 2007, Comic Fusion has raised over $57,000 for charities. This has been made possible by tremendous volunteers and companies such as DC Comics, Action Lab, Aspen Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, Gov’t Comics, Periscope Studios, Vices Press and many talented comic book creators who donate their work to us each year.

Keep checking for updates to our comic book creators guest list:

  • NICK JUSTUS (Saturday)
  • TOM SCHLOENDORN (Sunday)
  • NEIL VOKES (Sunday)
  • AVANTIKA SHAHA and AMBER LOVE (both days)

Comic Fusion will also host cosplay/costumed superheroes and villains who will gladly pose for pictures.

The art sketches are auctioned with bids taken via email and in person at Comic Fusion. There are also raffles and door prizes. This year, the auction will end online bidding at midnight on Friday, Aug 19th, and in-store bidding on Saturday, Aug 20th at 5PM. Raffles will be drawn on Sunday, Aug 21st.

Comic Fusion is an independently owned retail shop of comics, gaming and collectibles located in Flemington, New Jersey. They have organized an annual event to raise money and awareness for charities since 2007.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren (CASA SHaW) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to advocating for children living in foster care under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Family Court.

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CONTACTS:
Comic Fusion
Attn: Superhero Weekend
16 Turntable Junction
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-0599

Elizabeth-Amber Love, Social Media & Volunteer Coordinator for NJ Superhero Weekend can be reached for interviews at amberlovescomics@gmail.com.
Stacy Korn from co-owner/manager of Comic Fusion can be reached at stacy@comicfusion.com and (908) 788-0599.

 

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ART GUIDELINES FOR SKETCHES & PUBLISHED MATERIALS:

  • Superhero Weekend for Court Appointed Special Advocates for the foster care system.
  • Need the scans of them by Aug 1st to be included on the official Comic Fusion website; actual sketches by Aug 10th.
  • No larger than 11×17
  • Based on past auctions: Inked sells better than pencil, color sells better than inked.
  • More than one character tends to get more bidders.
  • Characters cannot be depicted as sexualized, gratuitous, in a violent act, or in skimpy costumes. Regardless of what we the comics industry is used to, the sketches must be family-friendly. Feel free to email us and ask about your idea.
  • Be sure to include all your contact information!

WHAT CHARACTERS:

Although we were founded as a Wonder Woman Day celebration originally, our market base to reach bidders required us to expand in order to do what’s best to raise the most possible for the charity.

Mainstream superheroes or characters that most people will recognize like Fantastic Four, Justice League, X-Men, Birds of Prey, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly. Couples/groups work great like Black Canary and Green Arrow, The Question and Batwoman, The Spiderverse, Lois and Superman, etc.

COSPLAY GUIDELINES:

  • No working weapons.
  • Nothing horror/scary.
  • Nothing too skimpy or revealing.
  • Characters should be family-friendly.
  • We prefer to not have duplicates of characters since this is a small store event (unless it makes sense like multiple Stormtroopers).

Any behavior/harassment issues should be reported to Bill & Stacy of Comic Fusion immediately.

Visit our history of Superhero Weekend.

Our SHW logo was designed by Chris George at 801red.com. They create full service web design, logos, and streamlining to better reach your audience.

LINKS:

ComicFusion
@ComicFusion on Twitter and Instagram
RSVP at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/153945271689643/
Sign up for our cosplay roster  https://www.facebook.com/events/1024705667599599/
CASA http://www.casashaw.org/

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