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Burg Comics Con 2014


Saturday August 23th, 2014
10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
SIC Foundation Center
540 N Commercial St
Harrisburg, IL 62946

The 5th annual Burg Comics Con will take place on Saturday August 23, 2014 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Building in Harrisburg, IL. Please start passing the word along to your friends and encourage them to become a fan of our page on Facebook to keep up with the latest news. Admission to the convention is FREE, but we are requesting a charitable donation to the 4Cs.

Featured Guest

jeremyHaunLarge Our featured guest for Burg Comics Con 2014 is Mr. Jeremy Haun. Jeremy Haun is the current artist on Batwoman. He has recently wrapped up a run on Top Cow’s Darkness Series. He is a part of the Bad Karma Creative group, whose Bad Karma Volume One debuted at NYCC 2013, thanks to Kickstarter funding. Over the past decade plus, along with wearing calluses on his fingers doing work for DC, Marvel, Image, and others, he has created and written several projects. Some you might know are graphic novel Narcoleptic Sunday, Leading Man, and The Beauty, winner of Top Cow’s Pilot Season.

Jeremy resides in a crumbling mansion in Joplin, Missouri with his wife and two superheroes-in-training.

Examples of Mr. Haun’s work can be viewed at http://www.jeremyhaun.com/. A listing of Mr. Haun’s work in comics may be viewed on Comic Book DB. Mr. Haun is taking pre-orders for sketches and can be reached at jeremyhaunart@gmail.com. Sketches at the con will be 8×11 single figure head and shoulders inked and colored with copic markers for $40. Be advised, Mr. Haun will only have time to complete 4 to 6 sketches during the show, so a pre-order is highly recommended.

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Artists

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Cory Thomure, artist for CT Creations.
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Sean Dulaney, artist at 51 Delta: The Comic
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Nathan Bonner is an independent comic artist and publisher whose work includes the space fantasy series Indavo and detective noir series Shamus Stone. Nathan has been drawing robots and spaceships for most of his life. He’s completely mad about space, spaceship design and robots of all sizes. Indavo is the physical representation of this obsession. Apart from plotting the downfall of the Universes, Film Noir is another interest which can be seen expressed in the series Shamus Stone. An amateur animator, several of his Indavo videos can be found on YouTube. He also enjoys ham.
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Capybara Ink. will be joining us at Burg Comics Con 2014. Capybara Ink is an artist offering commissions for art, coasters, & artist trading cards.

Vendors & Groups

burgComicsBanner Burg Comics, your convention host, specializes in back-issue comics, Heroclix and other comic-related items. Blog available at http://www.burgcomics.com. eBay store available at http://stores.ebay.com/BurgComics. Feel free to email your want list to admin@burgcomics.com.

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Costumers for Christ is a nonprofit ministry whose purpose is to use comic-book characters and costuming to share the story of Jesus Christ—the one true Superhero.

ollersOddities Oller’s Odditties has supplied props monsters to most of the haunted attractions in western Kentucky. Our past attractions include Grim Halls, Circus of Chaos, Industrial Frightmare, Industrial Slaughterhouse, Scarecreepers , Morgan’s Chainsaw Slaughterhouse and now with our newest attraction, the Apocalypse in Lacenter, Kentucky. Oller’s Odditties hand makes all kinds of dark art for the haunted attraction industry. If you are in need of the weird, strange, and morbid let Oller’s Odditties know.

noeMansLandLogo2 NoeMan’s Land specializes in graphic novels, collectibles, and model kits. We are authorized dealers for Sideshow Collectibles, Moebius Models, and many others. We discount all graphic novels by at least 20% and offer free shipping on domestic book orders of $35.00 or more. Our eBay store can be found at http://stores.ebay.com/NoeMans-Land.

sijo The Southern Illinois Jedi Order is a group that loves everything Star Wars. Yes, we do a lot of costuming, but having a costume is NOT a requirement for this group. We enjoy gaming, lightsaber duels, and non-costume group outings. We do participate in community events such as charity fundraisers and parades. It doesn’t cost anything to be a member of this group, the only requirement is to have fun!!!! Find out more on our web page at http://www.sijediorder.com or on Facebook.

DSCN3896 Alvin Minnick will be on hand selling comics from his personal collection.

musetapStudios The Nerdtastic Artistry of Wil Woods and Tyrine Carver. Art prints from Musetap Studios will be available for sale at the con.

Mommy, where does really awesome art come from?

Well you see honey, a few years ago, by that strange and completely unlikely twist of fate we will call “the internet”, a directionless college student from San Diego and a handsome photographer from Metropolis got together and started drawing like mad. Thus, Musetap was born. They are made of the nerd Wil and his even nerdier girlfriend Tyrine pouring their obsession with art and pop culture onto paper every chance they get. Tyrine is the Californian. She likes sushi, super computers, beds that are as soft as bowling balls, and when people send her money.
Wil is from Illinois. He likes dinosaurs, retarded kittens, and peanut butter and chocolate ice cream. He has read Tyrine’s “likes” section and decides he’ll put “money” down as well because he figures … hey, what the heck. That was five years ago. Now they both live in Illinois with entirely too many computers and a retarded kitten who shares Tyrine’s love of sushi.

brianMorris Brian K. Morris has written just about everything.
His articles and interviews have appeared in publications such as BACK ISSUE Magazine, Hogan’s Alley, Knights of the Dinner Table, WHOtopia, and many others too obscure to mention.
He’s also contributed to The Krypton Companion and the fiction anthology, With Great Power.

His first e-book release, Bloodshot: The Coldest Warrior, was the #1 Hot New Release in Kindle Worlds’ Action/Adventure line for October, 2013. His newest novel, Santastein, was released through his Freelance Words imprint to much acclaim and he recently premiered the paperback edition at the 2014 Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois. Brian will have copies of Santastein for sale and he’d be happy to personalize them for free.

This fall will see the release of Skyman Vs. The Master of Steam, a revival of the 1940’s comic book character, from Ace Comics.

In addition to being a full-time author/publisher and consultant, Brian is also an actor, having participated in numerous community theater productions such as Jekyll & Hyde, The Music Man, State Fair, Beauty and the Beast, Romantic Fever and My Fair Lady as well as many of the Opening and Closing Skits for the Superman Celebration.

Brian lives in downstate Illinois with his wife Cookie, no children, no pets, and too many comic books.
To keep up on his adventures, go to www.freelancewords.com and give the Freelance Words page on Facebook page a LIKE.

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infinityComics Infinity Comics buys and sells Comics, Action Figures, Game Cards, and much more.

1234833_571861292872167_779697487_n Kevin Stewart Collectibles will be returning to Burg Comics Con 2014. Kevin will be selling an assortment of collectibles including comics and Superman memorabilia.

DSCN3890 Sheila Moore Collectibles will be returning to Burg Comics Con 2014. Sheila will be selling an assortment of comic-related toys as well as a lot of Star Wars items.

Gaming

The Pathfinder Society will be running events at Burg Comics Con 2014. Additionally there are plans for a Magic: The Gathering tournament and maybe an additional event or two.

Pathfinder Schedule
10:00 – PFS 05-21 The Merchant’s Wake (level 1-5)
2:00 – PFS 05-22 Scars of the Third Crusade (level 1-5)
10:00 – Murder’s Mark (level 1-2) (A module, but using PFS rules) – This event will run for the length of the convention

Magic: The Gathering Schedule
12:00 – Legacy Constructed Tournament. This tournament is free to play in. The winner of the Magic Tournament will receive a $25 convention gift certificate. The runner-up will receive a $10 convention gift certificate. Please visit the Wizards of the Coast website to determine which cards are legal to play for the Legacy Constructed Tournament.

Heroclix Schedule
12:00 – Battle Royale events will begin and run continuously. The Battle Royale is free to play in. Bring a 300 point modern team. As soon as 4 players sign-up, a Battle Royale will begin. Partners will be randomly determined. While you are playing with a partner, your partner’s figures are considered friendly characters. As soon as one team is eliminated, the remaining two players will continue the game until one team is eliminated. Prizes will be available for the winner of each Battle Royale, consisting of various components from the OP kits.

Costume Contest

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The costume contest is returning to Burg Comics Con 2014. Categories for the costume contest will be Superhero – Children (Ages 0 to 13) and Superhero – Adult.
Costume Contest Rules:

  1. Any prop, item or activity that presents the possibility of damage to the entrants, their costumes, the audience, or the facility is prohibited.
  2. Good taste must be used in the creation and presentation of costumes. Gore, violence, nudity, profanity and other objectionable elements are prohibited. Burg Comics Con is a family oriented event so please use common sense in the selection of your costume.
  3. Failure to abide by any of the costume contest rules may result in disqualification from the contest and possible removal from the convention site.
  4. Most genres of costumes are welcome for the contest. However, to be eligible for prizes, your costume should be at least 25% hand-made and fit the super-hero/super-villain genre.
  5. If you have any questions about costume contest rules, please contact Burg Comics at admin@burgcomics.com.

The winner of the Superhero -Adult category will receive a $75 gift certificate to spend at the convention. The winner of the Superhero – Children category will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at the convention.

 

Charity Fundraiser

At Burg Comics Con 2014 we will be collecting donations for and holding a silent auction to raise funds for the 4Cs (Christian Community Compassion Center). Additional details will be made available. Additional information is available about 4Cs on their website, http://www.saline4c.org/.

There will also be a silent charity auction for the Saline County 4Cs beginning at 10:00 AM and running until 4:30 PM. If you would like to donate an item to the charity auction, please contact me at admin@burgcomics.com.

FREE COMICS

At Burg Comics Con 2014 we will be giving away free comic books. Everyone who comes through the door will be able to select 10 comics from around three to four thousand available comics. Additionally, if you bring in non-perishable food items or toiletries as a donation to the Saline County 4Cs, you are entitled to an additional 10 free comics. Also, for a $1 cash donation to the Saline County 4Cs you can take another 10 comics.

Convention Schedule

Schedule for August 23, 2014

  • 10:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 10:00 AM – Silent Charity Auction begins
  • 10:00 AM – PFS 05-21 The Merchant’s Wake (level 1-5)
  • 10:00 AM – Murder’s Mark (level 1-2) (A module, but using PFS rules) – This event will run for the length of the convention
  • 12:00 PM – Heroclix Battle Royale begins
  • 12:00 PM – Magic: The Gathering Legacy Tournament begins
  • 02:00 PM – Children Costume Contest Check-in
  • 02:00 PM – PFS 05-22 Scars of the Third Crusade (level 1-5)
  • 02:30 PM – Children Costume Contest Winners announced
  • 03:00 PM – Adult Costume Contest Check-in
  • 03:30 PM – Adult Costume Contest Winners announced
  • 04:30 PM – Silent Charity Auction ends
  • 06:00 PM – Burg Comics Con 2014 ends

Burg Comics Con 2013 – Gaming, Costume Contest, Schedule

Gaming

Heroclix

A 300 point Modern Age Heroclix tournament will take place at 12:00 PM. Sign ups will begin at 11:00 AM. There will be no entry fee and prizes will be provided to all participants. Tables will also be available for casual clix play and trading.

Pathfinder

The Pathfinder Society is sponsoring the following events:

10am-2pm:
Pathfinder Module: Master of the Fallen Fortress (Level 1)
PFS 05-01 The Glass River Rescue Level 1-5)

2pm-6pm:
PFS 04-19 The Night March of Kalkamedes (Level 1-5)
PFS 04-22 Glories of the Past, Part 1- The Halls of Dwarven Lore (Level 5-9)

If you want to sign up for the events in advance, please visit http://www.warhorn.net/si-pfs/

This scenario is the first part of a trilogy which will continue at Little Egypt Wars on Sept 14th in Carbondale. Please check Castle Perilous’ website for additional details about Little Egypt Wars.

Game Demos

SIC’s StrategIC gaming group will be running card and board game demos throughout the day. Likely game demos include Netrunner LCG, DC Deckbuilding Game, and others. Additional tables will be available for casual game play.

Ultimate Werewolf

Ultimate Werewolf is a party game for 5 to 68 players. How large of a game do you think we can complete? Starting at 4:30 PM, Burg Comics Con 2013 will find out.

Costume Contest

The costume contest is returning to Burg Comics Con 2013. Categories for the costume contest will be Superhero – Children (Ages 0 to 13) and Superhero – Adult. Additional details are still being worked out.

Costume Contest Rules:

  1. Any prop, item or activity that presents the possibility of damage to the entrants, their costumes, the audience, or the facility is prohibited.
  2. Good taste must be used in the creation and presentation of costumes. Gore, violence, nudity, profanity and other objectionable elements are prohibited. Burg Comics Con is a family oriented event so please use common sense in the selection of your costume.
  3. Failure to abide by any of the costume contest rules may result in disqualification from the contest and possible removal from the convention site.
  4. If you have any questions about costume contest rules, please contact Burg Comics at admin@burgcomics.com.

Charity Fundraiser

At Burg Comics Con 2013 we will be collecting donations for and holding a silent auction to raise funds for the 4Cs (Christian Community Compassion Center). Additional details will be made available. Additional information is available about 4Cs on their website, http://www.saline4c.org/.

Convention Schedule

Schedule for August 24, 2013

  • 10:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 10:00 AM – Silent Charity Auction begins
  • 10:00 AM – Pathfinder – Session 1 (Pathfinder Module: Master of the Fallen Fortress (Level 1) PFS 05-01 The Glass River Rescue Level 1-5)
  • 10:30 AM – Game Demos Begin (Netrunner, DC Deckbuilding Game, and others)
  • 11:00 AM – Heroclix Tournament signup begins
  • 12:00 PM – Heroclix Tournament
  • 02:00 PM – Pathfinder – Session 2 (PFS 04-19 The Night March of Kalkamedes (Level 1-5) PFS 04-22 Glories of the Past, Part 1- The Halls of Dwarven Lore (Level 5-9))
  • 03:00 PM – Costume Contest Check-in
  • 03:30 PM – Costume Contest Winners announced
  • 04:30 PM – Silent Charity Auction ends
  • 04:30 PM – Ultimate Werewolf
  • 06:00 PM – Burg Comics Con 2013 ends

Burg Comics Con 2013 – Vendors

Vendors

Burg Comics, your convention host, specializes in back-issue comics, Heroclix and other comic-related items. Blog available at http://www.burgcomics.com. EBay store available at http://stores.ebay.com/BurgComics. Feel free to email your want list to admin@burgcomics.com.

C & D Toybox specializes in action figures such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, a few Star Trek, Star Wars, Hulk, Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and others mainly DC, Marvel figures and accessories. Some are new in pack, some are loose, old and new figures. Like them on Facebook.

The largest gaming store in Southern Illinois. Located in Carbondale, IL, Castle Perilous features new and used table top games, gaming supplies, comics and much more. Be sure to become a fan on Facebook.

The Rack Comics carries DC, MARVEL, IMAGE, DARK HORSE, DYNAMITE, VERTIGO, WILDSTORM, IDW, AVATAR modern-age comic books and more. Specializing in “STORY ARC” runs, as well as, single issues and lots. ALL COMICS ARE INDIVIDUALLY BAGGED and BOARDED. Visit http://stores.ebay.com/the-RACK-comics for additional details.

Lady Fingers – Specializing in crochet fingerless gloves with a Superhero motif. Like Lady Fingers page on Facebook.

The Comix Strip – Out of Cape Girardeau, MO offering a wide variety of hard-to-find comics, toys, cards and collectables.

Kevin Stewart Collectibles – Offers a wide variety of Superman and other superhero collectibles.

Sheila Moore Collectibles – Offers a wide variety of superhero collectibles and custom dolls.

Infinity Comics – Buys and Sells Comics, Action Figures, Game Cards, etc.

Taylor Chainmaille – Creator of custom chainmaille items including their recently successful Kickstarter project Stretchy Chainmaille Dice bags. You can view the Kickstarter project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259903200/stretchy-chainmail-dice-bags.

Fuzz Wuzzie Hats – Custom fleece hats and other handmade creations. Like Fuzz Wuzzie Hats page on Facebook.

Burg Comics Con 2013 – Artists

Artists

Our featured guest for Burg Comics Con 2013 is Mr. Robert Atkins. Examples of Mr. Atkins work can be viewed at Robert Atkins Art. A listing of Mr. Atkins work in comics may be viewed on Comic Book DB. His credits include Amazing Spider-man and Venom for Marvel Comics as well as an extensive list of GI Joe comics for IDW. Mr. Atkins is taking pre-orders for sketches and can be reached at robertq.atkins@gmail.com. Advance sketch rates are:

  • 9×12 head and torso sketches inked for $50
  • 11×17 full figure inked for $200
  • Blank Variant Comic Book covers are $60 for one character and $100 for two characters

Mr. Wil Woods will be attending Burg Comics Con 2013. Mr. Woods is currently working on Ultimo Dragon. Additional information about this project is available at http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2013/06/11/20890816.html and you can read Mr. Wood’s announcement about the project on his deviantArt page.

Mr. Nathan Bonner is and independent comic artist and publisher whose work includes the space fantasy series Indavo and detective noir series Shamus Stone. Check out his work at http://indavocomic.com and http://stonecomic.com.

Hand Painted Hockey Masks. Check out my ebay page! http://www.ebay.com/sch/brasier76/m.html?_nk Interested in ordering a mask? contact me at: brasier76@hotmail.com

Mr. Monte Baldwin is a sketch artist from Marion, IL. Check out his work at http://montrosity.deviantart.com/ and http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=60193. Mr. Baldwin is accepting orders for pre show sketches. Sketches are $30 for 1 character 11×14 full color or grey tones and ink . $15 for each additional character. If you would like to arrange a pre-show sketch, then email montebaldwin@hotmail.com.

Mr. Sean Dulaney is an independent comic writer and artist. His most recent comic is Delta 51 – The Comic and you can follow his work on the Delta 51- The Comic Facebook page.

Wade Moore’s Life-Size Heroes

Burg Comics Con 2013

Saturday August 24th, 2013
10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
SIC Foundation Center
540 N Commercial St
Harrisburg, IL 62946

The 4th annual Burg Comics Con will take place on Saturday August 24, 2013 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Building in Harrisburg, IL. Please start passing the word along to your friends and encourage them to become a fan of our page on Facebook to keep up with the latest news. Admission to the convention is FREE, but we are requesting a charitable donation to the 4Cs.

Artists

Our featured guest for Burg Comics Con 2013 is Mr. Robert Atkins. Examples of Mr. Atkins work can be viewed at Robert Atkins Art. A listing of Mr. Atkins work in comics may be viewed on Comic Book DB. His credits include Amazing Spider-man and Venom for Marvel Comics as well as an extensive list of GI Joe comics for IDW. Mr. Atkins is taking pre-orders for sketches and can be reached at robertq.atkins@gmail.com. Advance sketch rates are:

  • 9×12 head and torso sketches inked for $50
  • 11×17 full figure inked for $200
  • Blank Variant Comic Book covers are $60 for one character and $100 for two characters

Mr. Wil Woods will be attending Burg Comics Con 2013. Mr. Woods is currently working on Ultimo Dragon. Additional information about this project is available at http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2013/06/11/20890816.html and you can read Mr. Wood’s announcement about the project on his deviantArt page.

Mr. Nathan Bonner is and independent comic artist and publisher whose work includes the space fantasy series Indavo and detective noir series Shamus Stone. Check out his work at http://indavocomic.com and http://stonecomic.com.

Hand Painted Hockey Masks. Check out my ebay page! http://www.ebay.com/sch/brasier76/m.html?_nk Interested in ordering a mask? contact me at: brasier76@hotmail.com

Mr. Monte Baldwin is a sketch artist from Marion, IL. Check out his work at http://montrosity.deviantart.com/ and http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=60193. Mr. Baldwin is accepting orders for pre show sketches. Sketches are $30 for 1 character 11×14 full color or grey tones and ink . $15 for each additional character. If you would like to arrange a pre-show sketch, then email montebaldwin@hotmail.com.

Mr. Sean Dulaney is an independent comic writer and artist. His most recent comic is Delta 51 – The Comic and you can follow his work on the Delta 51- The Comic Facebook page.

Wade Moore’s Life-Size Heroes

Vendors

Burg Comics, your convention host, specializes in back-issue comics, Heroclix and other comic-related items. Blog available at http://www.burgcomics.com. EBay store available at http://stores.ebay.com/BurgComics. Feel free to email your want list to admin@burgcomics.com.

C & D Toybox specializes in action figures such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, a few Star Trek, Star Wars, Hulk, Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and others mainly DC, Marvel figures and accessories. Some are new in pack, some are loose, old and new figures. Like them on Facebook.

The largest gaming store in Southern Illinois. Located in Carbondale, IL, Castle Perilous features new and used table top games, gaming supplies, comics and much more. Be sure to become a fan on Facebook.

The Rack Comics carries DC, MARVEL, IMAGE, DARK HORSE, DYNAMITE, VERTIGO, WILDSTORM, IDW, AVATAR modern-age comic books and more. Specializing in “STORY ARC” runs, as well as, single issues and lots. ALL COMICS ARE INDIVIDUALLY BAGGED and BOARDED. Visit http://stores.ebay.com/the-RACK-comics for additional details.

Lady Fingers – Specializing in crochet fingerless gloves with a Superhero motif. Like Lady Fingers page on Facebook.

The Comix Strip – Out of Cape Girardeau, MO offering a wide variety of hard-to-find comics, toys, cards and collectables.

Kevin Stewart Collectibles – Offers a wide variety of Superman and other superhero collectibles.

Sheila Moore Collectibles – Offers a wide variety of superhero collectibles and custom dolls.

Infinity Comics – Buys and Sells Comics, Action Figures, Game Cards, etc.

Taylor Chainmaille – Creator of custom chainmaille items including their recently successful Kickstarter project Stretchy Chainmaille Dice bags. You can view the Kickstarter project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259903200/stretchy-chainmail-dice-bags.

Fuzz Wuzzie Hats – Custom fleece hats and other handmade creations. Like Fuzz Wuzzie Hats page on Facebook.

Gaming

Heroclix

A 300 point Modern Age Heroclix tournament will take place at 12:00 PM. Sign ups will begin at 11:00 AM. There will be no entry fee and prizes will be provided to all participants. Tables will also be available for casual clix play and trading.

Pathfinder

The Pathfinder Society is sponsoring the following events:

10am-2pm:
Pathfinder Module: Master of the Fallen Fortress (Level 1)
PFS 05-01 The Glass River Rescue Level 1-5)

2pm-6pm:
PFS 04-19 The Night March of Kalkamedes (Level 1-5)
PFS 04-22 Glories of the Past, Part 1- The Halls of Dwarven Lore (Level 5-9)

If you want to sign up for the events in advance, please visit http://www.warhorn.net/si-pfs/

This scenario is the first part of a trilogy which will continue at Little Egypt Wars on Sept 14th in Carbondale. Please check Castle Perilous’ website for additional details about Little Egypt Wars.

Game Demos

SIC’s StrategIC gaming group will be running card and board game demos throughout the day. Likely game demos include Netrunner LCG, DC Deckbuilding Game, and others. Additional tables will be available for casual game play.

Ultimate Werewolf

Ultimate Werewolf is a party game for 5 to 68 players. How large of a game do you think we can complete? Starting at 4:30 PM, Burg Comics Con 2013 will find out.

Costume Contest

The costume contest is returning to Burg Comics Con 2013. Categories for the costume contest will be Superhero – Children (Ages 0 to 13) and Superhero – Adult. Additional details are still being worked out.

Costume Contest Rules:

  1. Any prop, item or activity that presents the possibility of damage to the entrants, their costumes, the audience, or the facility is prohibited.
  2. Good taste must be used in the creation and presentation of costumes. Gore, violence, nudity, profanity and other objectionable elements are prohibited. Burg Comics Con is a family oriented event so please use common sense in the selection of your costume.
  3. Failure to abide by any of the costume contest rules may result in disqualification from the contest and possible removal from the convention site.
  4. If you have any questions about costume contest rules, please contact Burg Comics at admin@burgcomics.com.

Charity Fundraiser

At Burg Comics Con 2013 we will be collecting donations for and holding a silent auction to raise funds for the 4Cs (Christian Community Compassion Center). Additional details will be made available. Additional information is available about 4Cs on their website, http://www.saline4c.org/.

Convention Schedule

Schedule for August 24, 2013

  • 10:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 10:00 AM – Silent Charity Auction begins
  • 10:00 AM – Pathfinder – Session 1 (Pathfinder Module: Master of the Fallen Fortress (Level 1) PFS 05-01 The Glass River Rescue Level 1-5)
  • 10:30 AM – Game Demos Begin (Netrunner, DC Deckbuilding Game, and others)
  • 11:00 AM – Heroclix Tournament signup begins
  • 12:00 PM – Heroclix Tournament
  • 02:00 PM – Pathfinder – Session 2 (PFS 04-19 The Night March of Kalkamedes (Level 1-5) PFS 04-22 Glories of the Past, Part 1- The Halls of Dwarven Lore (Level 5-9))
  • 03:00 PM – Costume Contest Check-in
  • 03:30 PM – Costume Contest Winners announced
  • 04:30 PM – Silent Charity Auction ends
  • 04:30 PM – Ultimate Werewolf
  • 06:00 PM – Burg Comics Con 2013 ends

Burg Comics Con 2012

The 3rd annual Burg Comics Con will take place on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Building in Harrisburg, IL. Please start passing the word along to your friends and encourage them to become a fan of our page on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.

Dealers and artist confirmed for the show include:

  • Burg Comics (Dealer – Comics and HeroClix) Comics, Heroclix and other comic-related items.  Blog available at Burg Comics.  EBay store available at http://stores.ebay.com/BurgComics.
  • Wil-Woods (Artist) Commission art and prints available for purchase. Visit http://wil-woods.deviantart.com/ for additional details.
  • Fancy Pants T’s (Dealer – Specialty items) Fancy Pants T’s specializes in custom made, hand printed apparel. They offer t-shirts for fans of all kinds as well as stickers and vintage poster prints. Visit http://fancypantsts.deviantart.com/ and  http://www.supervisionstudios.com for examples of their work.
  • Charles Lampert Collectibles (Dealer – Toys) action figures such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, a few Star Trek, Star Wars, Hulk, Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and others mainly DC, Marvel figures and accessories. Some are new in pack, some are loose, old and new figures.
  • Castle Perilous Games & Books (Dealer – Comics and Gaming) The largest gaming store in Southern Illinois. Located in Carbondale, IL, Castle Perilous features new and used table top games, gaming supplies, comics and much more. Be sure to become a fan on Facebook.
  • Heroes 4 Hire (Dealer – Comics & Collectibles) Heroes 4 Hire sells Marvel Legends , comics , trade paperbacks , vintage toys (He-Man, GI Joe and Carebears), new toys, DVDs , San Diego Comic Con exclusives , Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Magic: the Gathering cards , Heroclix and character statues. Check out their EBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/Heroes4Hire.
  • Infinity Comics and Glass (Dealer – Comics and collectibles) Buys and Sells Comics, Action Figures, Game Cards, etc.; Creates Custom Mirrors and Glass for any occasion.
  • The Pixel Peddler (Dealer) Bead sprites in the form of magnets or framed art.
  • Fuzz Wuzzies Hats (Dealer) Custom fleece hats and other handmade creations.
  • Superhero Talent Agency (Artist Rep) Artwork available from artists Terry Huddleston, Darryl Woods (licensed with LucasArts), Arie Monroe, John Hughes and Damon Bowie
  • Galaxy Comics and Games (Dealer) Galaxy Comics and Games is THE Comics and Gaming store in Northeast Arkansas.
  • Brasier76 Studios (Dealer) Hand Painted Hockey Masks. Check out the ebay page! http://www.ebay.com/sch/brasier76/m.html?_nk
  • Nathan Bonner (Artist) Artist and independent comic publisher.  Check out his work at http://indavocomic.com/ and http://stonecomic.com/.
  • The Nobodies: Comic Book (Artist) The characters and the story of The Nobodies comic book were created in 2010 and 2011 respectively and were designed by Jared DeNeal and Damian Milligan.
  • The Comix Strip (Dealer) The Comix Strip is a comic retailer from Cape Girardeau, MO selling new and old comics.
  • Alice Penrod (Dealer) will be selling comic books.

As of July 27, 2012, about 40 dealer tables have been reserved for the convention.

Heroclix Events

Starting at 10:30 AM the con will begin two Battle Royale events.  As soon as 4 players signup, the  Battle Royale will begin.  Each Battle Royale will cost $6 and participants will be provided a booster of Chaos Wars.  At the completion of the Battle Royale, participants will draft from the boosters in place order.

At noon during the con there will be a HeroClix tournament. Tournament Details (Subject to change):

  • 300 points
  • Modern Age
  • 50 minute rounds
  • 1st prize = Choice of Chaos War OP figure set or Ziran the Tester (2nd place will get what is left)
  • No entry fee

Extra tables will be setup for use to trade comics and play games.

Costume Contest

New this year will be a costume contest.  Categories for the costume contest will be Superhero – Children (Ages 0 to 13) and Superhero – Adult.  The winner of each category will recieve a prize.  All costume participants will be eligible to receive a digital photo from the show courtesy of Wayman Photography.

Costume Contest Rules:

  1. Any prop, item or activity that presents the possiblity of damage to the entrants, their costumes, the audience, or the facility is prohibited.
  2. Good taste must be used in the creation and presentation of costumes.  Gore, violence, nudity, profanity and other objectional elements are prohibited.  Burg Comics Con is a family oriented event so please use common sense in the selection of your costume.
  3. Failure to abide by any of the costume contest rules may result in disqualification from the contest and possible removal from the convention site.
  4. If you have any questions about costume contest rules, please contact Burg Comics at admin@burgcomics.com.

Pathfinder RPG

The following Pathfinder events will take place during the convention:

10 AM to 2 PM

  • First Steps, Part 1:  In Service to Lore (level 1)
  • Frostfur Captives (level 1-5)
  • The Goblinblood Dead (level 1-5)
  • Rise of the Goblin Guild (level 1-5)
  • We Be Goblins! (level 1-2)

2 PM to 6 PM

  • First Steps, Part 2: To Delve the Dungeon Deep (level 1)
  • Frostfur Captives (level 1-5)
  • The Goblinblood Dead (level 1-5)
  • Rise of the Goblin Guild (level 1-5)
  • We be Goblins! (level 1-2)

Events will start as soon as there are enough players.  Several of these scenarios are designed for new players to spend 30 minutes to an hour with the game to learn the basics of the rules along with some full 4 hour scenarios for those interested in Pathfinder Society credit.  You can register for these events at http://www.warhorn.net/si-pfs.  Please direct questions about the Pathfinder events to southernillinois.pfs@gmail.com.

Other Gaming Events

  • Demos for the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight will be available periodically throughout the day.
  • Tables for open gaming will be available

Convention Schedule

Schedule for October 20, 2012

  • 10:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 10:00 AM – Pathfinder – Session 1
  • 10:30 AM – Heroclix Battle Royale begins
  • 12:00 PM – HeroClix Modern tournament
  • 02:00 PM – Costume Contest Check-in and Photos begin
  • 02:00 PM – Pathfinder – Session 2
  • 03:30 PM – Costume Contest Winners announced
  • 06:00 PM – Burg Comics Con 2012 ends

First Negative Feedback :(

I received my first negative feedback on eBay on 12/18/2011.  The comment from the buyer was:

GREAT PRICE FOR PRODUCT… DAMAGED PRODUCT DUE TO POOR PACKAGING!

This auction was for a set of three different limited series from DC Comics:

  • World of Smallville
  • World of Krypton
  • World of Metropolis

The comics sold for $12.99 on 12/14/2011.  I shipped the comics out USPS priority mail the same day that I received payment.  Each of the comics was bagged and board.  I also placed the comics inside of a magazine size bag.  I then placed cardboard on the front and back of the stack and taped to make the bundle solid for shipping.

I contacted the buyer with an eBay message on 12/18/2011 and asked for additional details about what happened to the books.  So far (9:30 PM CST 12/20/2011) I have not received a response.  I hope to resolve this issue to the buyer’s satisfaction.

I plan to update this post when the problem is resolved. 

If anyone reading this happens to be a regular shipper of comics on eBay, I would love to hear any advice you might have for me.

12/20/2011 Update

Follow up message sent to buyer asking them to contact me to resolve their issue.

12/21/2011

Buyer damaged one of the comics while opening the bundle.  I did not really feel like this was my fault, but I did a partial refund to compensate for the damaged book and the buyer revised his feedback to positive.  So, everything worked out in the long run.

Burg Comics eBay Store Up and Running

I finally have my eBay store started.  Only a few items listed, but more should be added regularly.  The link to the store is http://stores.ebay.com/BurgComics.

burgComicsStore

Featured Guest Mr. Gary Friedrich at Burg Comics Con 2011

Ghost Rider creator Mr. Gary Friedrich has agreed to be our Featured Guest at Burg Comics Con 2011.  Mr. Friedrich will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs.  Mr. Friedrich will also have available for sale limited edition prints and comics he has worked on.  If you are a comic book fan, do not miss this opportunity to meet one of the legends in the comic book industry.

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Burg Comics Con 2011

burgComics2011The 2nd annual Burg Comics Con will take place on Saturday August 27, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM on the Southeastern Illinois College campus in Harrisburg, IL. Please start passing the word along to your friends and encourage them to become a fan of our page on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.

The con will be held in the Student Center/Cafeteria at Southeastern Illinois College from 10 AM until 4 PM. Items for sale at the con will include:

  • Over 8000 comic books from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse and other independents priced at 50 cents each.
  • HeroClix figures priced from 50 cents to $3
  • Superman collectibles
  • Comic story arc runs
  • Art prints and commission work.
  • Other items to be added

Dealers and artist confirmed for the show include:

  • Ghost Rider Creator Mr. Gary Friedrich (Featured Guest) – Mr. Gary Friedrich will be on hand at Burg Comics Con 2011 signing autographs, selling limited edition prints and meeting fans.
  • Burg Comics (Dealer – Comics and HeroClix) Blog and forum available at Burg Comics
  • Wil-Woods (Artist) Commission art and prints available for purchase. Visit http://wil-woods.deviantart.com/ for additional details.
  • Fancy Pants T’s (Dealer – Specialty items) Fancy Pants T’s specializes in custom made, hand printed apparel. We offer t-shirts for fans of all kinds as well as stickers and vintage poster prints. Visit http://fancypantsts.deviantart.com/ for additional details.
  • Charles Lampert Collectibles (Dealer – Toys) action figures such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, a few Star Trek, Star Wars, Hulk, Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and others mainly DC, Marvel figures and accessories. Some are new in pack, some are loose, old and new figures.
  • Penn Penn Collectibles (Dealer – Comics and collectibles) comics, Shonen Jumps, magazines, Yu-Gi-Ocards, hero clix, and more.
  • Kevin Stewart Collectibles (Dealer – Comics and collectibles) specializing in Baby Boomer collectibles and vintage toys from the 1970s through the 1990s. Will have a nice run of vintage comics in addition to vintage action figures, super hero and movie and TV related collectibes.
  • Castle Perilous Games & Books (Dealer – Comics and Gaming) The largest gaming store in Southern Illinois. Located in Carbondale, IL, Castle Perilous features new and used table top games, gaming supplies, comics and much more. Be sure to become a fan on Facebook.
  • Comix Strip (Dealer – Comics) Comix Strip out of Cape Girardeau, MO offers a wide and hard-to-find comics, toys, cards and collectables.
  • The Rack Comics (Dealer – Comics) – The Rack Comics carries DC, MARVEL, IMAGE, DARK HORSE, DYNAMITE, VERTIGO, WILDSTORM, IDW, AVATAR modern-age comic books and more. Specializing in “STORY ARC” runs, as well as, single issues and lots. ALL COMICS ARE INDIVIDUALLY BAGGED and BOARDED. Visit http://stores.ebay.com/the-RACK-comics for additional details.
  • James Slivinski (Dealer – HeroClix) – Mr. Slivinski deals in WizKids Heroclix figures.
  • Heroes 4 Hire (Dealer – Comics & Collectibles) Heroes 4 Hire sells Marvel Legends , comics , trade paperbacks , vintage toys (He-Man, GI Joe and Carebears), new toys, DVDs , San Diego Comic Con exclusives , Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Magic: the Gathering cards and Legend of the Five Rings cards.

At noon during the con there will be a HeroClix tournament. Tournament Details (Subject to change):

  • 300 points
  • Golden Age
  • 50 minute rounds
  • 1st prize = TBA
  • No entry fee

Extra tables will be setup for use to trade comics and play games.

If you have comics to sell, feel free to bring them to the con. I will be buying limited quantities of comics and HeroClix figures to resell. Hope to see you there.

Check back often for additional details.