The New Jersey Comic Expo returns with celebrity guests, artists, and exhibitors for a two days in Edison, N.J. It debuted in 2015 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center and will be at same location on Nov. 19-20.
The event will have an Artist Alley with more than 100 artists, including writers, creators, and inkers. NJCE’s program lists Cosplay Corner as a location for attendees to meet professional and amateur cosplayers.
International cosplayer, Ivy Doomkitty, will be at the convention for photo opportunities and autographs. “[I’m] looking forward to New Jersey Comic Expo this weekend,” she said.
There will also be opportunities for individual and group photos with NJCE’s celebrity guests, according to the schedule from convention photo organizers Epic Photo-Ops. Highlighting this year’s convention are Catherine Dyer and Randy Haven from Stranger Things, and Lew Temple, Major Dodson, and Steve Coulter from The Walking Dead. Photo opportunities are available for Saturday and Sunday.
Ed Catto attended the convention last year. He said in a comment on The Beat that he was “really impressed by the show,” and noted there was “still so much potential in the business community to provide opportunities for passionate and casual fans.”
NJCE welcomes young fans with a family-friendly kids’ area that has face fainting all day. At specific times during the weekend, there are also child-oriented workshops on creating comic book characters and sketching.
The official program also lists seven vehicles from movies and television shows that will be at NJCE. Both the 1966 and 1995 Batmobiles will be displayed on the show floor.
The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is the largest venue in Northern New Jersey, according to their website. Measured at 150,000 square feet, the center is approximately the size of 2.5 football fields. Parking is available in a lot near the center.
Below is a first-year recap video from NJCE’s Facebook:
Article by Katelyn Fatzler