By Shawn Scott Smith| January 24, 2013 | Comments Off
LEGENDARY COMICS CREATOR TO HEADLINE
On May 11, 2013, the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con returns to Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, Maryland for their Second Annual benefit event. Organizer Tom Boone says of the event, “It’s a fundraiser for the school and an awareness-raiser. We want people to come see our school, see the students’ work, see our wonderful facility and also to have a great time in a welcoming atmosphere.”
Archbishop Neale School is a Catholic elementary school in La Plata, Maryland that has been in continuous operation for 85 years. With a two-track system for grades Pre-K through 8, the school serves Catholic students from over seven parishes in the Southern Maryland area and many non-Catholics as well.
Headlining a stellar array of vendors and artists is legendary comic creator, writer and artist Frank Cho. “We are very grateful to all of our vendors, many of whom participated in our first show and also many new friends”, says Boone. “Having an artist of Mr. Cho’s stature and acclaim as our guest is an honor and we are very grateful for his support.”
As the creator of the groundbreaking newspaper strip Liberty Meadows, Mr. Cho is well known for his incredible artistry and story writing talent. Cho is currently the writer and artist behind Marvel Comics’ “Savage Wolverine” title that debuted earlier this month. In addition to Cho, area artists working in a wide range of mediums will be represented including sculptors, pyro-artists, independent and online comic artists, writers and publishers.
The event promises a fun-filled, full day event for the whole family. The largest feature is an amazing array of vendors selling vintage and modern comics, collectible cards, sci-fi and pop culture toys. There will be a kid’s art contest and prizes, a charity silent auction with collectibles and autographed items as well as panels, presentations and a film festival showing rare and unique films for sci-fi and comic fans. Tours of the school will also be available to interested parents.
The Second Annual ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con is Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 10-3pm at Archbishop Neale School, 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, Maryland. For more information, please visitanscomiccon.com. Contact event organizer Tom Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the school, visit archbishopnealeschool.org