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Big Apple Con. April 1-3

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Hi Everyone,

Question from a newbie convention goer... I will be in nyc during

this convention and I was wondering what to expect? I'll be looking

to fill in some F.F. reader gaps below #100 and eyeballing

opportunities to get sketches done. Should I bring my own

sketchbook to have artists use? Anyway, any suggestions (obvious

or otherwise) would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

 

Dan.

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Dan,

First off, if there is a forum lunch, contact DAM60 and see what the story is for the whole lunch thing.

 

Second, you will find plenty of dealers who can fill reader gaps of FFs and will have low grades.

 

Check out Koop's comics, Gary Platt, Ted VanLiew of Superworld and some of the other dealers for books of that sort. Bob Storms (highgradecomics.com), Harley Yee, Metro and Joe Verenault all tend to be more high grade specialists.

 

You will find plenty of books...

 

the guest list is decent for the show, and you should be able to get sketches. But here's the bottom line, $15 a day for a show like the Big Apple is highway robbery for what you get. It will be a fun time, but you should only go one day... that's about all it's worth.

 

Good luck, and enjoy the show.

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hey!

 

i will be there all 3 days...as a vendor (i work at bedrock comics in Mass. a few hours a week).

 

when you find out about the lunch, please post here any info!!!

 

bringing complete (only missing very few) runs of:

 

HoM

HoS

WWT

SHH

WMT

Ghosts

Unexpected

ToS pre-hero

lots of artwork

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Someone will definitely post the information about lunch as it gets closer to the time. I'd volunteer to organize it, but I won't be there on Saturday at lunch time, which I'm very disappointed about because lunch is the best part of these shows. I can shop for comics from home now, and although I like seeing the books in person, it'd be no skin off my nose to miss a show if I was by myself.

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So who's going to lunch?

 

I'll be there.

 

I'm curious how the new guide is going to affect prices on back issues. I noticed a steady rise over the year but I'll be interested in seeing if there is a large bump or not.

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although the weather looks ok today, my recent ebay auction wins and bids that may have me spending $1K shortly have made the decision for me: I don't have the money!

 

as for Golden Age -- there's always a ton of golden age at that show. Whether it is bargain priced is another story. The pre-46 super hero stuff, usually not, but other genres often are.

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This is my report of the show, I would first like to say what a great time i had with Dam60 and mrwoogieman at lunch at ESPNZone, sometimes you don't need a lot of people to have fun. This show was better than last one because of the snowstorm, more dealers were there, and more customers were circling around. With the advent of the Overstreet coming out most dealer seem to have new stickers on their books, which meant higher prices. It seems that some dealers were giving books post slabbed prices, which meant not too many bargains. Notable dealers there JHV associates( who was not at the last show), Highgradecomics,Superworld, Harley Yee, Motor City and Heroes aren't hard to find ( who came up from Charlotte to do the show). CGC seemed to have a sporadic line of customers, most of them first timers, they were represented by Harshen( nice to meet again) and Scott and Andy. The customers at this show seem to be focusing on Golden age and Bronze age, not much Silver seem to be exchanging hands. Moderns seems to be doing well, with Jim Lee signing at the show.I also had the pleasure of talking with Vince of Metropolis Comics, who seemed like a very nice guy compared to Stephen Fischler. I was about to give up hope of buying anything at the show, until i met fellow board member DNAgent from Boston. His collection was filled with really nice Bronze Age horror, mostly DC's, something that i have started collecting lately. I purchased two very nice books in high grade Sinister House of Secret Love # 1 and Weird Mystery Tales # 1, which were quickly submitted to CGC. Hopefully in the future i will be able to purchase more books from his collection. All in all it was great to hang out at the show during a rainy day, but a difficult show to purchase books for a bargain. Thanks for reading my report.

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I was about to give up hope of buying anything at the show, until i met fellow board member DNAgent from Boston. His collection was filled with really nice Bronze Age horror, mostly DC's, something that i have started collecting lately. I purchased two very nice books in high grade Sinister House of Secret Love # 1 and Weird Mystery Tales # 1, which were quickly submitted to CGC. Hopefully in the future i will be able to purchase more books from his collection.

 

Yeah, Ryan is a real good guy and he does have some beautiful stuff.

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