I really enjoy going on vacation. Who doesn’t? But I find that it is taking me longer and longer to “get back into the swing of things” after going away for even a short trip. I am finally catching up from my trip to Terrificon, and hope to resume posting exhibits shortly.
On my way to Mohegan Sun, I stopped at the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, Connecticut. I knew PEZ had made a Casper head with two or more different colors of die-cut stems, and was hoping to see one in person. I found one very quickly in the history display near the front door:
Today is the day! The second Electric City Comic Con is happening right now! While I am unable to attend, I urge everyone in the Capital District of New York to go. While there, be sure to check out the exhibits from the Harvey Mercheum permanent collection.
On Sunday, April 3rd, I attended the Albany Toy Show. I was surprised at how many of the comic book show dealers were in attendance. While I don’t mind, I was a little upset because I did not bring my want list. I did find a very nice Casper item that I will feature once I figure out how to photograph it.
Sorry for not posting last week, but I was at Connecticut Comicon! My philosophy as of late has been to try to attend different conventions as much as possible, but I may make an exception for this convention.
The other exciting news is that right before I left for Connecticut, I received a new lighting kit with softboxes for my exhibit photography. Hopefully this will prevent a repeat of the mess I wrote about here.
Connecticut Comicon was last modified: March 29th, 2018 by Jonathan Sternfeld
It has been a slow year for me so far on the comic convention circuit, but it is starting to improve. It started with a day trip to Manhattan, with a stop at the new Metropolis Gallery. They have a huge cover art collection, including Harvey Hits #6 featuring the Phantom:
Harvey Hits #6 cover art at Metropolis Gallery. Photo by Jonathan Sternfeld.
I had a great time at ToyConNJ yesterday! I acquired a couple of Casper items for the permanent collection, and had a great time speaking with the dealers. I will certainly try to attend this show in the future!
ToyConNJ was last modified: March 23rd, 2018 by Jonathan Sternfeld
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend New York Comic Con on Thursday. It is impossible to describe how large this show is. I came back very tired, but with a backpack full of comic books from Victory Comics to show for my efforts. No new merchandise for the Harvey Mercheum I am afraid, but I did get to speak with Steve Savino again, and I got to meet Jordan Hembrough!
Steve Savino, Jonathan Sternfeld and Jordan Hembrough at New York Comic Con. Photo by Jennifer Sternfeld.
While I had a great time at New York Comic Con, I will probably not return next year, as there are other conventions I wish to attend. Maybe the year after…
New York Comic Con! was last modified: March 23rd, 2018 by Jonathan Sternfeld
Sorry for the lack of new exhibits, I will be posting one shortly. Before I do, I wanted to post about my attending my local convention, Albany Comic Con! It’s funny, I went all the way to San Juan and came back empty-handed, but today I got two bags full of comic books and a really nice Casper item for the Mercheum! I also made some valuable contacts, got to promote this website, and caught up with an old friend. Overall, a really great day.
Albany Comic Con was last modified: March 22nd, 2018 by Jonathan Sternfeld
Do any of you watch Toy Hunter on Travel Channel? I do! While I am not a big fan of the “reality television” format, I enjoy looking at some of the toys Jordan finds. Judging by some of the comments he has made, I would say that Jordan and I are very close in age. And while no Harvey items have been featured on the show yet, maybe some day…