Nerdy in New Jersey Events



Conventions, Comic Book Shops, Cosplay Events, Steampunk, Anime and so much more! Click on the title of the events for direct links to information. Nerdy in NJ Events are listed in date order. *Note, I am not personally affiliated with any of these events. If you have questions, please contact the event directly. Thank you!

 

Nerdy in New Jersey Events 2018:

RAH-CON CABIN FEVER COMIC SHOW – February 24th
MARVEL Comics colorist Tom Smith will appear at the Rahway, NJ Comic Book Expo on Saturday, February 24, 10 am to 4 pm. Mr. Smith worked in the comic book industry for over 25 years. His credits include the Avengers, the Hulk and Spider-Man. He suffered a stroke in 2016, but is recovering nicely. He is back doing commissions and meeting fans at conventions. Joining the show will be DC Comics writer Mark Poulton, artists George Vega, Javier Cruz Winnick, Amber Keep Art and the Star Wars 501st Legion costume group.
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018; 10am to 4pm
Address: Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1410 Saint Georges Avenue, Rahway, NJ
Cost: $5, Seniors $3, Kids 12 and Under Free

Central Jersey Comic Book Show – February 25th
Bordentown Comic Book show will have dealers from all over New Jersey bringing some exciting collectibles: Silver age, Bronze age, Modern comics, toys, Funko Pops, toys and various other collectibles. Guests: Philip McNulty (Artist), Matt Buttich (Artist), Wonky Studio & Gallerry -Matt Belskis (Artist), Jimmy Sharkey (Author),Joe Destephon (Artist). Free Comic Book Packs for First 100 People. There will also be chances to win door prizes at Noon and 3pm.
Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2018; 10am to 4pm
Address: Holiday Inn Express; 195 Route 130 Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $3, kids under 12 free

Jersey Shore Toy Show – February 25th
A collectibles show and sale featuring 75+ tables of vintage and modern toys, comic books, video games, and pop culture inspired work from local artists, crafters, and makers. The 501st Legion: Northeast Remenant, a Star Wars costuming group, will be in attendance,free photo ops will be available. Action figures, diecast cars and trucks, dolls, model kits, monsters, playsets, robots, slot cars, trains, and toy soldiers from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s through today. Star Wars, DC & Marvel Superheroes, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, WWF / WWE Wrestling, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Aurora, AFX, Barbie, Godzilla, Japanese robots, Lego, Lionel, Marx, Nintendo, PEZ, and much more.
Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2018; 10am to 5pm
Address: South Wall Fire Co. Banquet Hall 2605 Atlantic Ave. Manasquan, NJ
Cost: Free

NJ Horror Con and Film Festival 2018 – March 2nd – 4th
The event will include over 30 well known celebrities, many indie Horror films, red carpet, awards, exclusive Q and A panels, 100 vendors and many more to be announced. New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival will be announcing celebrity guests and films as they are confirmed. Call the hotel and book now! Mention “New Jersey Horror Con” and get a special rate. New Jersey Horror Con co-founder, Ryan Scott Weber, commented, “The New York/ New Jersey area has many enthusiastic horror fans and filmmakers that need an outlet like this to celebrate films and the genre. Rob Bruce and I are excited to deliver a great experience for fans and professionals alike. “We are pleased to join together great people and create something new and fresh “says New Jersey Horror Con co-founder, Rob Bruce. “Ryan and I are born and raised in New Jersey. We can not wait to create an event dear to our hearts.”
Show times:
MARCH 2ND: Friday 5pm-11pm
MARCH 3RD: Saturday: 10AM – 7 PM
MARCH 4TH: Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Dates: March 2nd – 4th, 2018
Address: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 U.S. 1, Woodbridge Township, NJ
Cost: $25 – $65

Monster-Mania Con – March 9th – 11th
MONSTER-MANIA CON provides horror film fans the best opportunity to meet the biggest names in all of horror history. MONSTER-MANIA CON offers fans the chance to get autographs, participate in Q&A sessions with the stars, shop large dealers area and watch films til 2AM.
Dates: March 9th – 11th, 2018
Address: Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill; 2349 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, NJ
Cost: $20+.

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – March 18th
Guests include artists Tom Schloendorn, Amber Keep Art, Joe del Beato, the Philadelphia Avengers, more to be announced.
Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2018; 10am to 4pm
Address: 600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ
Cost: $5,Kids 12 and Under Free

Jersey Shore Toy Show – March 18th
A collectibles show and sale featuring 75+ tables of vintage and modern toys, comic books, video games, and pop culture inspired work from local artists, crafters, and makers. The 501st Legion: Northeast Remenant, a Star Wars costuming group, will be in attendance,free photo ops will be available. Action figures, diecast cars and trucks, dolls, model kits, monsters, playsets, robots, slot cars, trains, and toy soldiers from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s through today. Star Wars, DC & Marvel Superheroes, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, WWF / WWE Wrestling, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Aurora, AFX, Barbie, Godzilla, Japanese robots, Lego, Lionel, Marx, Nintendo, PEZ, and much more.
Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2018; 10am to 5pm
Address: South Wall Fire Co. Banquet Hall 2605 Atlantic Ave. Manasquan, NJ
Cost: Free

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market – April 7th & 8th
200 vendors from eight states that sell everything from vintage clothing, original artwork, antiques, handmade jewelry, t-shirts, vintage toys, vinyl, bone jewelry, taxidermy, as well as every other sort of interesting curiosity or unique collectible imaginable.
Dates: April 7th & 8th, 2018
Address:675 S Clinton Ave, Trenton, New Jersey
Cost: $5, kids under 10 free

Jersey Shore Toy Show – April 15th
A collectibles show and sale featuring 75+ tables of vintage and modern toys, comic books, video games, and pop culture inspired work from local artists, crafters, and makers. The 501st Legion: Northeast Remenant, a Star Wars costuming group, will be in attendance,free photo ops will be available. Action figures, diecast cars and trucks, dolls, model kits, monsters, playsets, robots, slot cars, trains, and toy soldiers from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s through today. Star Wars, DC & Marvel Superheroes, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, WWF / WWE Wrestling, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Aurora, AFX, Barbie, Godzilla, Japanese robots, Lego, Lionel, Marx, Nintendo, PEZ, and much more.
Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2018; 10am to 5pm
Address: South Wall Fire Co. Banquet Hall 2605 Atlantic Ave. Manasquan, NJ
Cost: Free

ToyConNJ – April 21st & 22nd
ToyConNJ is BACK at the Parsippany PAL on April 21-22nd! The Parsippany PAL is located at 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ. We will have over 200 vendor tables PLUS MORE family fun included with paid admission! Come and see for yourself why ToyConNJ is “the BEST in Pop Culture Entertainment and Collectibles! Some of the show features include:
– 200+ Toy Dealers packed with action figures and assorted collectibles from #StarWars, #Transformers, #GIJoe, #Disney, #DCComics, #MarvelComics, #Anime, #Cartoons, #Kaiju, #Horror, and loads of retro 80’s lines alongside #videogames, #comicbooks, #statues, diecast cars, #dolls and more!!
– Video Game Consoles, classic arcade games and pinball machines all on FREE play!
– #Tabletop Game Tournaments; War Hammer and HeroClix and MORE!
-TCG’s tournaments; Star Wars Destiny and MORE.
– #Diecast Car Racing
SATURDAY, April 21; 9 am – 10 am Early Bird, 10 am – 5 pm
SUNDAY, APRIL 22; 9am – 10am Early Bird, 10am – 4pm
Dates: April 21st & 22nd, 2018
Address: Parsippany PAL; 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ
Cost: Saturday $15, Sunday $15, Early Bird $20, VIP Weekend Unlimited Access $25, Cosplayers Special $8, Children ages 10 and under are FREE!

Spring Mourning: Jersey City Oddities Market – April 21st
The Jersey City Oddities Market returns to Kearny Point, located on a retired shipyard right on the outskirts of Jersey City- to bring you Spring Mourning, An Earth Day Oddities Market. Featuring over seventy five artists, crafters, taxidermists, jewelry makers, crystal dealers, antique collectors and more. Free Parking. Families welcome.
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018; 12pm-6pm
Address: 78 John Miller Way Kearny New Jersey
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market – April 22nd
The Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market takes over the iconic Convention Hall three times a year to bring you a distinctively curated selection of vinyl, music equipment, vintage clothing, macabre artwork, handmade jewelry and other original creations from over 125 vendors. But, there is more than just shopping – we are here to entertain you as well!! We showcase local bands and DJ’s during every event, upstairs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. And while you are enjoying the music and the view, grab a cold one from the fully stocked bar.
Date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018; 10am to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: $5, $10 early admission

The StrangeXchange – June 16th
The Aquarian Weekly announced in partnership with Weird NJ the Spring date for The StrangeXchange. This will be the 8th installment of the pop-up flea market. The event will take place at The Wellmont Theater at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair, NJ on June 16 from 11am to 5pm. It will feature over 45 unique vendors and food trucks. This year’s theme will celebrate grads and dads as it falls the Saturday before Father’s Day.
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018; 11am to 5pm
Address: The Wellmont Theater; 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ
Cost: $5

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