Catch the Wave

On April 7-8, 2018, Garden State Fest is heading to the Showboat Atlantic City casino, presenting 120,000 square feet of pop culture excitement. The Showboat Hotel and Convention Center is located on 801 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Special guests attending the show include Eric Roberts (Runaway Train), Diane Pershing (Batman: The Animated Series), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Miltos Yerolemou (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Marty Grabstein (Courage the Cowardly Dog), Noel MacNeal (Bear in the Big Blue House), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD), Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern), Mike Lopez (Life’s A Beach), Michael Grassia (Plunger Pup), Jeff Shultz (Archie), Ray Felix (Archie), Scott Ebisch (Fatbird). As well as cosplayers Jokers Harley, Eric “The Smoke” Moran, Sharon Rose, Father Evil, Casterly Fox and Sutton Family Cosplay, Ms. Inkwell, Adya, Legion of Super Villains, Voltron, The 501st Legion, and Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. The band, Cybertronic Spree will also be in attendance.

During the two-day show, fans can enjoy great vendors, artists, guests, panels, workshops, and cosplay. On Saturday, the Bourbon Room will be hosting “A Night with Cybertronic Spree” as they cover pop culture hits from the Transformers, GI Joe, Pokémon, and many more. Special tickets for this event are $13, while those guests with VIP passes are admitted for free. Another highlight to this show is the Kids Comic Clubhouse, where all weekend long kids can go to enjoy creative workshops on making your own comic strips, drawing your favorite cartoon characters, or learning to be a puppeteer. 

The show is running Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. One-day passes are $30 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday with a two-day pass available for $40. A special VIP pass is also available for $90. 

For more information on the upcoming con, or to purchase tickets, visit gardenstatecomicfest.com.