Coliseum of Comics Celebrates 4 years with Laura Tyler, George Perez & heroes
On Saturday, the 17th of November 2012, I attended the fourth anniversary mini convention and celebration of Sanford Florida’s Coliseum of Comics located in the Sanford Town Center Mall. Lesley HorWarth the store’s owner graciously allowed me to have an amazing time along with her staff and many astounding Heroes from Costumers with a Cause and the 501st Imperial Garrison. Also in attendance were artists Shawn Surface, myself Tye Bourdony, Nathan Szerdy, along with the wonderfully talented Laura Taylor contestant and finalist of the Syfy series Faceoff, as well as one of the industry’s most iconic and legendary comic book creators, George Perez.
This comic book shop was busier than some conventions I have recently been at and to put it plainly, the staff of Sanford’s Coliseum of Comics knows how to put on a good show! They are also warm, friendly, knowledgeable and all kinds of fun so it is no wonder that this great comic book store has managed to do so well these past four years. But more important than their fourth celebration was the good work for Toys for Tots that was done on this fun filled Saturday before Thanksgiving!
All manner of Super Hero from both the DC and Marvel universe ran, flew or swung by in order to meet the fans, take pictures, fight evil and help give toys to those kids who are in need. Likewise, artwork was exhibited, created and sold by the Great George Perez, Shawn Surface, Nathan Szerdy and myself, while Laura Taylor of Face Off fame signed autographs, welcomed and took pictures with the fans. They even had belly dancers led by Phoenicia Flynn, wife to the incredibly lucky George Perez.
The day at the Sanford Town Center’s Coliseum of Comics was an absolute blast and was all the more special with all of the smiles, laughter and inspiration created by all of the special costumers and guests that helped brighten up so many faces. So whenever you are in Sanford, Florida and find yourself in the mall you must go visit the Coliseum of Comics because this store knows how to make you feel special in an environment that is down to Earth, fun and a really great place to go and get your GEEK on!
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator and science fiction reporter. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Divorce Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.