Over the weekend, Legendary Comic Creator GEORGE PEREZ announced that he was retiring from convention appearances. Citing concerns over health and workload, AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA held in Honolulu, Hawaii February 22-24, will be one of his last public appearances. You can read the official press release below.
Amazing Comic Conventions has enjoyed a great history, and friendship with George Perez. Over the last decade, he has been a featured guest at our events in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and even launched Amazing Comic Con’s first event in Hawaii in 2015. His return to Honolulu in February will be a special ground breaking occasion: this is the first time ever the entire creative team for the AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR & GAUNTLET will appear together for a signing and panel.
And beyond this historic Avengers & Marvel Universe Event, Amazing Comic Con has big plans for George Perez Fans in Hawaii. A frequent collaborator Marv Wolfman - Co-Creator of the New Teen Titans, Writer for Crisis, JLA, and More- will be joining Perez in Honolulu. Further, Best known Actors who have recreated Perez’s signature co-creations: Tara Strong who voices RAVEN on Teen Titans Go, and Manu Bennet -the action star who plays DEATHSTROKE on The CW’s Arrow will also be in attendance. Look for a Perez Tribute Panel throughout the weekend as well.
George Perez is scheduled to appear on each of the 3 days of AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA February 22-23-24. He will have scheduled signature sessions throughout the weekend, and will have several panels as well.
For Updates on Amazing Comic Con Aloha taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, please continue to check back on our official website and through our social media channels:
AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA is Hawaii’s premiere Pop Culture Fan Fest, taking place in Honolulu February 22-23-24. The event returns to the Hawaii Convention Center bigger than ever before, a fusion of the very best creators and pop personalities in the world, added with local favorites from the Hawaii Community, extensive programming, an International Artist Alley, and the Wizards of Cosplay.
Amazing Comic Con believes in recognizing the accomplishments of great creators while they are still with us. These are our ARCHITECTS OF POP CULTURE. Join George Perez during his FINAL Appearance in Hawaii this February 22-23-24 and celebrate his creations and contributions to Pop Culture.
Tickets for AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA are ON SALE NOW through our website with Single Day to Full Three Day Weekend Passes Available. Several VIP Packages tied to Perez including the Marvel Infinity are still available, and should sell out quickly.
A Special PEREZ TRIBUTE PACKAGE- which includes dinner and meet & greet- will be added in the coming weeks. Details Available soon.
Discounted Tickets for members of the Military are available at ITT Centers on base.
Kids 10 and Under are ALWAYS FREE at Amazing Comic Con ALOHA!
Official Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
DATE : JANUARY 19, 2019
FROM : George Pérez
To all my loyal and kind fans who have supported me throughout the decades,
In recent months, there has been a great deal of speculation as to the future of my career, my health, my ability to draw and my future convention appearances. As a result, I would like to clear up everything first hand so that, hopefully, any rumors, speculation and misinformation can be laid to rest.
With respect to future published work in comics and such ... while I know it’s been no secret that I’ve been dealing with a myriad number of health issues (diabetes, heart ailments, vision issues, etc.), they have indeed have forced me to, for all intents and purposes, formally retire from the business of creating new comic stories.
As for home commission requests, I’m afraid that my retirement must now extend to privately commissioned drawings as well. While I am gratified that all of the customers who have received their pieces were more than pleased with the results, some even consequently commissioning more of them, it’s just becoming too much of a strain on my eyes to produce the fully rendered ink and pencil-tone pieces on a quality level that justifies the price I’m being paid for them.
In regards to convention sketches, I will need to cut back on those as well. While I will no longer sketch at the conventions themselves, I will, through my art agent Spencer Beck of The Artists Choice, be taking orders for 5 ( FIVE ) con-style head sketches, per convention day that I am in attendance which will be done at home to be collected at the conventions. Fans placing orders must be personally present to pick up the piece , NO PROXIES. The price for these will be a good deal pricier than in the past, going for $100 each, but please take some solace that all the monies I earn for these sketches, as well as my appearance fees, will be donated to various charities. To place an order, or for initial details, please contact Spencer / The Artist's Choice directly at Spencerbck@aol.com. Any changes or further announcements will be made by Spencer and myself on his website http://www.theartistschoice.com/perez.htm and on my fan website https://sites.google.com/a/comicbookseries.info/gpz/
Furthermore, for those that are interested … although I will only be attending about six conventions this year and one make up convention in 2020 ( *** see below for complete schedule ) 2019 will more than likely be my last year touring this great land meeting so many great fans. As the next decade begins, I have two shows, Dragon Con and Fetish Con that have personal meaning to me which I intend to attend yearly unless circumstances prevent it … but, for all intents, 2019 will wind down that part of my career as well. The good news is, even though I will not be sketching at the shows, I will still be autographing and be available for photo ops, and, as has been my policy throughout my career, I will not be charging for either.
In closing, please don’t feel sorry for me about all these life and career changes. Thankfully I earn more than enough income through royalties to have a comfortable life wherein I may never need to work again. Unless, of course, something really tempting comes along and I’m given sufficient lead time. Hey, you never know.
Long story short, I will be just fine. I’ve had a wonderfully good run doing exactly what I have wanted to do since I was a child. Now I can sit back and watch the stuff I helped create entertain whole new generations. That’s a pretty nice legacy to look back on.
And so much of that is thanks to all of you, the GREATEST fans in the world. I am humbled and forever grateful.
Wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy 2019 and beyond,
2019 CONVENTION SCHEDULE
AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA - FEBRUARY 22 to 24, 2019 - www.amazingcomicconaloha.com
C2E2 - MARCH 22 to 24, 2019 - www.c2e2.com
EAST COAST COMIC CON - MAY 17 to 19, 2019 - www.eastcoastcomicon.com
NIAGARA FALLS COMICS CON - JUNE 7 to 9, 2019 - niagarafallscomiccon.com
TERRIFICON - AUGUST 9 to 11, 2019 - www.terrificon.com ( FRIDAY ONLY )
FETISH CON - AUGUST 9 to 11, 2019 - http://fetishcon.com ( SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY )
DRAGON CON - AUGUST 29 to SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 - www.dragoncon.org