Zenescope Launches Comics Festival for Its Biggest Fans – or at Least Those with $99 Memberships

Zenescope has officially announced its own Zenescope Comic Festival in Philadelphia in 10 days’ time.

Three events will take place on the weekend of August 24th–25th. The festival will bring comic book artists, creators, fans, and local vendors together — but you’ll only be able to go if you have a VIP membership of Zenescope’s Loyalty Program. Their VIP program is a lifetime membership that gains early access to new titles and limited edition exclusive content, birthday rewards, bonus gifts, and access to special events — such as the first Zenescope Comic Festival.

The Festival kicks off on Friday, August 24th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Regal Movie Theater in Manayunk, PA, where fans will view a private screening of the new horror film Slenderman.

VIP guests will get the chance to listen to Zenescope co-founders, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, talk about the history and evolution of Zenescope.

The company will also have a special screening of Zenescope’s self-produced short film entitled Robyn Hood: I Love New York starring Lili Simmons (BansheeRay Donovan) in the role.

The second event will take place Saturday, August 25th from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Philadelphia at the Northern Liberties WeWork event space. Guests will have the chance to interact with Zenescope co-founders as well as writers and editors Dave Franchini, Terry Kavanagh, and Lou Iovino. Zenescope artists Anthony Spay and Mike Capprotti, and ex-DC Ethan Van Sciver will also be in attendance. Event sponsors and special guests include local Philadelphia comic book shop Wade’s Comic Collection, and local gaming stores 7th Dimension and Game Junkie. Wine and beer will be served from local breweries and wineries along with classic Philadelphia cuisine.

The festival will be capped off with a final event at Mad River in Manayunk, PA, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This includes food, bar specials, and games. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with 50% of the proceeds going towards the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Zenescope also plans to make this an annual event. VIP memberships can be picked up here for $99.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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