SEPT 16, 2013 FLEMINGTON – The 2013 NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon will be hosted by Comic Fusion on October 5-6 in Flemington’s Turntable Junction shopping village. Comic Fusion will auction superhero sketches to raise money and awareness for this domestic violence charity. We’ll have some prix fixe prints and raffles of books and collectibles.
Since 2007, Comic Fusion has raised close to $50,000 for SAFE in Hunterdon. This has been made possible by tremendous volunteers and companies such as Dark Horse Comics, Ravenwood Masks, 215ink, Action Lab Entertainment, the Magic Bullet comics newspaper and many talented comic book creators.
This year Comic Fusion welcomes to the store guest artists Jamal Igle (MOLLY DANGER, SUPERGIRL, KISS), Duane Swierczynski (BIRDS OF PREY, GODZILLA, HARBINGER WARS), musician Sarah Donner and even more guests to be announced.
Oct 5th (Saturday):
Jamal Igle, Duane Swierczynski, Dani O’Brien, Bill Ellis, and Tom Schloendorn
Oct 6th (Sunday):
Nick Mockoviak, Donna Gregory, Chris Muller and Musician Sarah Donner
Comic Fusion will also host STAR WARS costumers of the 501st Empire and the Rebel Legion, a GI Joe division, along with Wonder Woman and many other costumed heroes and villains who will gladly pose for pictures.
The art sketches are auctioned with bids taken via email and in person at Comic Fusion. There are also raffles and door prizes.
“Comic Fusion is excited to host Super Hero Weekend in our new location in Turntable Junction! Our new location is bigger and will allow us to host more artists! Our Courtyard is more open and will give our Super Heroes lots of room to move around pose for many different pictures with their fans! And we will have an entire wall devoted to displaying the sketches we get from the wonderful artists who donate to this much needed charity event! Everyone who comes to this event is a Super Hero in our books!” said Stacy Korn, co-owner of Comic Fusion.
“There’s no reason that superheroes in capes can’t be relevant today. Characters have evolved over the decades to become better role models than ever before,” said Elizabeth Amber Love, event planner. “This fundraiser gets people talking about advocacy and awareness through the great support system of the comic book industry.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the comic industry brings awareness about issues of domestic abuse through annual fundraisers like NJ SUPER HERO WEEKEND. Domestic Violence Awareness Month grew from the original 1981 Day of Unity conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Comic Fusion is an independently owned retail shop of comics, gaming and collectibles located in Flemington, New Jersey. They have organized an annual event to raise money and awareness for SAFE in Hunterdon since 2007.
SAFE in Hunterdon is a valuable community resource that provides transitional housing, 24-hour counseling, crisis intervention, legal advocacy and a children’s art therapy program for those affected by domestic abuse.