Why Is This Comic Con Different From All Other Comic Cons?

Why Is This Comic Con Different From All Other Comic Cons?
The Jewish Comic Con 2016
Introducing some of the #Guests at the upcoming #JewishComicCon in #Brooklyn. It's happening on Nov.13th,2016.  Additional panelists to be announced each week. Stay tuned. Get your tickets NOW at www.jewishcomiccon.org!Special preview night event on Saturday Nov 12.   Meet, mingle with our guest creators. Auction of art donated by our artists to be held, refreshments available.
Posted by Jewish Comic Con on Friday, August 26, 2016

Ready for some kosher cosplay? Are you a mehadrin Marvel? The Jewish Comic Con is coming to Brooklyn.

The event, which will focus on the contributions and influence of Jewish artists and culture on comics, will open with a pow! at Congregation Kol Israel (603 St. John’s Place, between Classon Avenue and Franklin Avenue) on November 13 from 9am to 6:30pm. There will be a preview on November 12, from 8:30pm to 10pm.

“It’s really for everyone who loves comics and wants to support that incredible medium. The fact that it takes place in a synagogue adds a special flavor to it! ”, said curator Fabrice Sapolsky in a press release on Jewish Comic Con’s Facebook page.

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The New York Comic Con is a major pop culture event that takes place annually in Manhattan. While that convention has progressed far beyond the purview of strictly comics and their derivatives, the Jewish Comic Con has a more orthodox scope. There are many Jewish comic legends, such as Superman and Marvel honcho Stan Lee.

Artists don’t have to be Jewish to take part. According to the event’s site, the requirements for a table are that an artist must be published, have “somewhat of a connection to Jewish characters or have Jewish themes” in their oeuvre or be “from another minority and you feel we have a lot in common,” and that any participant donate one piece of artwork to Kol Israel.

“We’ll be paying homage to the founders of the comic book industry as most of them were Jews. The new generations will be represented too! And, of course, there’s always room for non-Jewish creators who have worked on anything Jewish related in their lives,” says Jewish Comic Con’s official website.

Among those already announced for the event are: Danny Fingeroth, Dean Haspiel, Mort Gerberg, Jordan Gorfinkel, Arie Kaplan, Julian Voloj, Jeff Newelt, Ariel Schrag, and Josh Neufeld.


Tickets are $15 for a “bagel” one day pass, and $20 for a “challah” pass that includes the preview on erev Jewish Comic Con.

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