Gods & Monsters, the second largest comics, toys, collectibles and gaming venue in the U.S. is celebrating its grand opening inside the Artegon Marketplace on Saturday, June 13th, 10am-10pm!!!
Come explore Gods & Monsters (as well as the Transmetropolitan Gallery and Offworld L.O.U.N.G.E. within) and enjoy 12 hours of entertainment, activities, art demos, contests and give-a-ways, all while raising money for the Hero Initiative!
Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10am
The Hero Initiative Fundraiser with silent auction. (winners announced at 9pm) Visit www.heroinitiative.org to learn more about this charity helping comics creators in need.
Free arcade sponsored by Free Play Florida & BART
Special appearances by renowned cosplay models, Callie Cosplay, Heather1337 & Jenifer Ann
Appearances by Central Florida's critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria
Legacy Aerial Arts will be here with Bella Maia as Cat Woman doing performances on Aerial Silks and Hailey Burkett as Wonder Woman on the Aerial Hoop
Free face painting and balloon art provided by Artegon's YES, Your Entertainment Spot. Superhero arts & crafts throughout the day, with Mad Science highlighting the Science of Superheroes 11am-5pm
Transmetropolitan Gallery Art Show with live art demos by Bianca Roman-Stumpff, Kevin Wood, Mark Pacich, Robo Ohno & more TBA
Comics creator, Shawn Surface will be on hand promoting his upcoming series "Mandi", signing books, prints and drawing custom character sketches with proceeds going to the Hero Initiative.
Derrick Fish will be here with original art, prints and all his creator owned comics such as "The Wellkeeper", "Dandy & Co.", "APPARITION" and his all new "CARPE NOCTEM"
Comics creator, Jenni Gregory will be here signing copies of her books, DreamWalker and Summoner with proceeds going to Hero
Reknowned convention artist, Michael “Locoduck” Duron will be present doing character sketches for attendees.
Photo opportunities with costumed characters, including Starlite Princess & Pirate Parties' very own Iron Man appearing at 2pm and Spider-Man appearing at 3pm
The 501st and Guardians Of Justice, non-profit organizations, will have groups of popular characters appearing throughout the day
Costume Contest with prizes held at 8pm
Brit Lytle with Bittersweet Body Art will be doing live body art demos
Author, Brian Downes will be here signing copies of his book, The Berlin Fraternity
Emcee: Comedian, Adam Avitable & DJ Spank
Lite bites provided by Chevy's Fresh Mex with proceeds going to Hero Initiative
*More details will be announced as confirmations come in, so check back on our page frequently for updates.
If you're an artist interested in doing live demos at the event, donating a piece to the Hero Initiative fundraiser and selling prints with commission proceeds going to the charity, please contact email@example.com to register.
If you're an entertainer interested in participating to help raise money for Hero Initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
**If you are one of the IndieGoGo backers who came in at the VIP party level or specified your donation towards attending the VIP party, we are currently looking to host that event May 30th. Confirmation invitations will be sent out soon.