DF FAN FEST A ROUSING SUCCESS
First Free Show Draws Crowd, Talent
April 29, 2004, Runnemede, NJ – The
first ever, Free Dynamic Forces Fan Fest was held in Runnemede
NJ this past weekend (April 24th at the Holiday Inn), and
today the company announced that the event was an unqualified
“We exceeded all expectations and came
away with a satisfaction of a job well done! This show was
from the heart, and our way of giving back to the fans who
support DF,” said Nick Barrucci, Fest Organizer and
President of Dynamic Forces. “My sincere thanks to our
dynamic guest list, our dynamic employees and volunteers,
our dynamic exhibitors and of course, our dynamic fans!”
While no formal attendance numbers are available
– as the show was free to all attendees, fans mobbed
the 3 rooms of the show, forming lines for such creators as
Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, Chuck Austen, Jim Starlin,
and Howard Chaykin in the morning; Mark Millar, Josh Middleton,
and ale Garza in the afternoon; and Marvel Editor-in-Chief
Joe Quesada to close out the one-day free event.
"This was without a doubt an OLD SCHOOL comic show,"
said Michael Renegar, Executive Vice President of Palisades
Toys, "[It had] great atmosphere, was professionally
run, and best of all, it gave fans a real opportunity to mingle
and chat with lots of the best creators in the comic industry.
It was a fantastic time, and I can't wait for the next one;
congratulations Dynamic Forces!"
After the fans had filled their sketchbooks
and comics with creators signatures for the day, the spotlight
turned to the CBLDF as Dynamic Forces and the charity hosted
the “Pizza with the Pros” for the winners of an
earlier auction held to raise funds for the CBLDF.
"Had a blast at this thing. It was big enough to be worth
coming to and small enough to let us talk to just about everybody.
Transport mix-up meant I was stranded in NYC until 11am, but
Wizard's Mike Cotton saved the day by driving me down in his
pick-up truck (talk about style!). We stayed until the last
book had been signed to make up and the readers were great,”
said creator Mark Millar of attending. He then added, “I'll
take the image of Nick Barrucci singing Sinatra to my grave,
Dynamic Forces would like to thank all attendees,
exhibitors and creators for making this event so successful.
For more information on Dynamic Forces specialty
merchandise, product art, exclusive creator interviews and
upcoming releases - including more Marvel Comics Product,
please visit the Dynamic Forces website at www.dynamicforces.com