New Jersey Comic Expo Coming To The Garden State
October 7, 2015

Comic Book Convention Announces Their Initial Lineup For Debut Show In Edison, NJ, November 21st Through 22nd


(EDISON, NJ — October 6, 2015) On the heels of producing their seventh and most successful Long Beach Comic Con in California last month, MAD Event Management ( is proud to announce their debut on the East Coast with the New Jersey Comic Expo (, the biggest event of its kind ever to hit the Garden State, Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.

The New Jersey Comic Expo is a family-friendly celebration of the rich culture of comic books, and is the place for comic fans, geeks, and creatives of New Jersey to come together as a community and revel in the fun and entertainment that MAD Event Management has become synonymous with. A virtual who’s who of incredible publishing companies, writers and artists will be alongside celebrity guests from the world of television and film.

New Jersey Comic Expo will also feature inviting, interactive environments for hardcore and casual fans of all ages, including Cosplay Corner for those who live breathe their favorite characters. With a full slate of programming planned, a full convention floor filled with exhibitors, as well as many surprises to come, #NJCE is poised to be a convention not to be missed …and the best news is that you won’t get shut out of this one. In fact, kids under 10 get in for free!

“Coming off of our strongest year of Long Beach Comic Con to date, we are excited to share two full days of celebrating the comic industry with eager fans in our own backyard,” remarked Martha Donato, a native of the region and President of MAD Event Management. “Most of our staff has been working in the industry for over 20 years, forging long lasting relationships with legendary talents and having a full understanding of all things comic. We are excited to showcase these incredible artists, writers and creative minds, and introduce our friends to you!”

With a list that is constantly evolving, the New Jersey Comic Expo is pleased to announce the following confirmed guests with many more top names from the comic world to follow:

Chris Claremont (Legendary writer of Uncanny X-MenThe New MutantsFantastic Four)

Drea de Matteo (Actress from “The Sopranos,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Mark Bagley (Artist on The Amazing Spider-Man, New Warriors, Justice League of America, Batman)

Garth Ennis (Creator of PreacherThe Boys; Writer for Punisher, Hellblazer)

Fabian Nicieza (Co-Creator of Deadpool and X-Force; Writer for X-Men, X-Force, Thunderbolts)

Shane Davis (Marvel and DC artist: Justice League of America, Green Lantern, Venom, Avenging Spider-Man)

Erica Schultz (Writer for Swords of Sorrow, Rise)

Dennis Calero (Artist for X Factor, Ash and the Army of Darkness, The Vampire Diaries)

Ethan Van Sciver (DC Artist: Green Lantern, The Flash, Batman: The Dark Knight)

Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics Senior Vice President/Editor-In-Chief)

Joe Harris (Comic book writer & filmmaker; IDW’s X-Files, Image’s Great PacificBishop: The Last X-Man, Firestorm, Vampirella vs. Dracula)

Tommy Walker (“Francis” from Marvel’s “Daredevil” series on Netflix)

Alan Robert (Founding member of rock band Life of Agony; Creator, Writer and Artist of IDW’s Killogy)

Destiny Nickelsen (Cosplayer and costume designer)

YuffieBunny (Cosplayer and Alternative Fashion Model)

Vegas Power Girl (Notable Cosplayer)

Get tickets now at where you will also find the most up to date list of guests, programming, show features and special events. Advance ticket holders also get early admission. Children 10 and under are free. Hotel information and directions are also available on the website.


Companies or individuals interested in exhibiting, please email

Follow New Jersey Comic Expo on the following social media platforms:


Twitter: @JerseyComicExpo

Instagram: @njcomicexpo

About MAD Event Management:

MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit for additional information.


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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