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 The team of Kevin Stewart and Sheila Moore will be returning to Burg Comics Con 2015 selling an assortment of comic-related toys as well as a lot of Star Wars and Superman items.

Linda K Watkins will be setup at Burg Comics Con 2015 selling comic and toy related items such as metal tin signs. To see the items Linda has for sale, join her Facebook group Linda Watkins For Sale.

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

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