Celebrating Captain Rochester At The 2010 Comic-Con International
Another Look At An Off-Site 2010 Comic-Con Party!
Above Uppermost Photo: George Karalias Cutting the Captain Rochester Cake!
Above Top Photo: The Captain Rochester Cake As Seen Before the Cutting!
At the Top Left: The Front of the Palm Restaurant in Downtown San Diego!
At the Bottom Left: The Logo for the Comic Con International: San Diego - a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con 2010.
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3208:
Today's post is a continuation from my youngest son's blog post on Monday, July 26th, after we ended our five days attendance at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. Vinie's earlier blog post, 'Celebrating Captain Rochester at Comic-Con - From a Tween's POV' told the story from his point of view.
Today, I'm going to add just a little more text, and a lot more photos from the event we were invited to. Plus a link to where YOU can see and purchase the Captain Rochester items that Vinnie and I have discussed in the two posts.
First of all...Tina and I were invited to this Offsite Comic-Con Party by George Karalias of Rochester Electronics. I had blogged about the promotional comics that Rochester Electronics had published after seeing my Facebook Friend, Scott Shaw!, at the 2010 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con with the 2nd issue.
Scott had illustrated issue #2 in this series, and was selling them at his table in Artists Alley at Wizard World. I enjoy seeing Scott's artwork, and enjoyed the storyline as well. Thus my blog post about seeing issue #2 at Scott's table as seen here.
Well...George Karalias saw my interest in this series, and sent me a copy of issue #1. I then did a joint review blog on both issues in this blog post here. As you can see after reading both of the blogs about Captain Rochester, this is a great concept using 'promotional comic books' that too often nowadays is overlooked!
So anyways...I was pleased to see an invite in the mail to myself to attend the Second Annual Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner Party. I knew my wife Tina LoSasso would love to attend, but we were bringing my youngest son this year to Comic-Con all 5 days / nights. Turned out that George was fine in accepting Vinnie to attend, especially as he was going to be picture taking, as well as myself!
As you will see in the photos below, a Great Time was had by all that attended! Can you figure who they all are? Here's some help in identifying them:
|Card Set 1 Artists|| || |
|Jack Davis ||Keith Knight ||Gary Fields|
|Gene Colan ||Mort Drucker ||Willie Ito|
|Stan Sakai ||Paul Gerrish ||Segio Aragones|
|Floyd Norman ||Doug Gray ||Stephanie Buscema|
|Fred Hembeck ||Chris Gerrish ||Chris Wisnia|
|Mike Gray ||Al Jaffee ||Scott Shaw|
|Art Baltazar ||Dan Parent ||Grace Gerrish|
|Rich Koslowski ||George Karalias ||Batton Lash|
|Bobby London ||Peter Bagge ||Mike Kazaleh|
|Gordon Kent ||Paul Power ||Daxiong|
|Dave Alvarez ||Jon Murakami ||Bob Foster|
|B.K. Taylor || || |
| || || |
|Card Set 2 Artists|| || |
|Sergio Aragones ||Jeff Keane ||Dean Yeagle|
|Tom Richmond ||Jack Katz ||Brent Anderson|
|Ken Stacey ||Garrett Ho ||Chari Pere|
|Dave Bennett ||Steve Rude ||Jim MacQuarrie|
|Art Baltazar ||Dan Nakrosis ||Stephen Silver|
|Jerry Eisenberg ||Tone Rodriguez ||Rick Detorie|
|Batton Lash ||Scott Shaw ||Dave Alvarez|
|Scott Jeralds ||David Coulson ||Jon Murakami|
|Tracy Buck ||Stephen Notley ||Rick Geary|
|Jim Mahfood ||Tom Luth ||Leo Leibelman|
|Todd Kurosawa ||Doug McCoy ||Hy Eisman|
|Gary Owens|| || |
Here's the start of the photos (reduced in size to fit):
Well...I hope YOU had fun identifying the above persons that were just part of the many that were there at this celebration party! And no, I didn't score a 100% either in identifying them all!
You should check the Captain Rochester Facebook Fan Page for additional photos I have sent in to George, and also the CaptainRochester.com web site where YOU can order the comic book issues of Captain Rochester, PLUS the New Trading Card Sets and Sheets that were unveiled at the Party!
Again, My Thanks to George Karalias of Rochester Electronics for bringing the latest news of Captain Rochester to us, and for inviting us to cover the Second Annual Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner Party! We truly enjoyed it!
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