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First Experience: The Art of Comics

WHYY’s First

Comic book themes and characters are everywhere, from movies to television, and even comic inspired art. First Experience visited one such show at the Gibby Center for the Arts in Middletown to see the work of some local talent. The show is a way to inspire kids to draw and paint, and to encourage comic fans, to get out of the theaters and inside an art gallery.

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Out of This World Turnout Crowds Middletown Comic Con

Delaware Online

First ever Galactic Con – dubbed “every nerd’s dream” by one attendee – drew far more than organizers expected to a strained middle school gymnasium Saturday. Super heroes and immortals mixed with the comic-crazed. William Bretzger/The News Journal

Galactic Con: Middletown’s First Comic Con

Delaware Online

Ryan Cormier
The News Journal
4:39 p.m. EDT March 19, 2015

It happens to plenty of us. After a youthful college streak, a life as a young professional is next. Next thing you know, you’re married with a child and adulthood smacks you right upside the head. That’s what has happened to Joe Manzo, 35, a Middletown comic book enthusiast.

But Joe is fighting back.

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Area artists display their original comic book-theme work at the Gibby

Middletown Transcript

Posted Mar. 19, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Middletown, Del

Fittingly on Friday the 13th, the Gibby Center for the Arts in Middletown held an opening reception for a new art exhibit called, “Comics, Capes, and Corpses.” The exhibit, which runs until March 31, features a wide range of comic book art from area artists as well as end-of-days figurines called “Apocalypse Dolls.”

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Ani-Mia’s After Party Starts at 7PM

Just a quick update… in order to move the events a bit closer, the start time is now 7PM!

If you need to kill time after the con, the Gibby is open until 5PM, can may stay open later with a big enough crowd.  Or you can start to eat early at Two Nine Nine and wait for the crowd to come to you.

Or, you could try to catch a movie, at Westown Movies!

Cinderella, Run All Night, The Gun Man & Insurgent all have showtimes after 4PM so you can relax in a comfy chair and get ready for the After Party. Westown now sells beer & wine!

Zenescope Grimm Fairy Tales #0 For All!

Zenescope is providing a copy of Grimm Fairy Tales #0 in all our Swag Bags…

Zenescope Year10

Zenescope Entertainment begins celebrating their Year10 milestone in 2015 by releasing 10 issues per month. With a mix of the ongoing and brand new, these releases contain the hottest and most sought after stories in the Grimm Universe… check out this #0 to get acquainted with the Zenescope Universe.

We are thrilled to have them be a part of our con, and hope to have them join us in the future!

 

February Loot Crate Revealed – Charity Raffle

This is the stock photo of the February Loot Crate donation! Be sure to check it out at the show to see all the great loot!

Looters have been enjoying their PLAY! The February Loot Crate. Hexbugs, Munnys, Superfight and more… and you get a chance to win it in our Charity Raffle!

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Ticket Info

Here is what you need to know about tickets to the Middletown Comic Con

All ticket sales are CASH ONLY at the door.

Early Bird Tickets

Galactic Con will have a special EARLY BIRD event.  From 9AM to 10AM, you can purchase an Early Bird ticket for $10 per person.  Early Bird tickets give you the opportunity to be one of the first people in the con, before the general admission, so you can check out all the deals and get your sketchbooks in front of the artists – BEFORE they start piling up.

You can start purchasing Early Bird tickets at 8:45AM. Early Bird tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.
Eventbrite DOES have a $1.54 convenience fee. You will be able to bypass the lines with your Eventbrite ticket.

General Admission

General admission begins at 10AM… Galactic Con will remain open until 4PM.
General admission for a single person is $3. That includes admission for one person, one swag bag and one raffle ticket.
Family passes are available for $5 (up to 6 people). Family passes include admission for up to 6 family members, ONE swag bag and two raffle tickets.

Win Early Bird Passes…

Ok, so you read all that, now try to win some tickets.
Click here to enter our online contest and win two Early Bird Passes!

Extra, Extra! Galactic Con is Front Page News!

The local paper, The Middletown Transcript, did a front page story on Galactic Con.

The full story is here: http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20150219/NEWS/150219772/

Please note we are thrilled to have Chick-fil-A and Half Baked as vendors, but for the record: Our official sponsors are Westown Movies, 2nd & Charles, Diamond Car Wash & Manhattan Bagel Middletown, DE.

Thanks to our sponsors for helping us plan, what should be, an amazing first con!

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Galactic Con to draw hundreds of comic book, anime fans to Middletown

Middletown Transcript

Posted Feb. 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Middletown, Del

Hundreds of people are expected to attend Middletown’s first comic book and anime convention next month, “Galactic Con.” The event will feature dozens of vendors, artists, special guests, and people wearing a wide range of costumes, from the “Star Wars” movies to the “Sailor Moon” anime series.

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