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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

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