Who We Are...
John R Cummings-
Johnny was born June 16, 1991. His first medical challenge started at 4 months old with seizures. His seizures would not stop on their own, so Johnny had 2 helicopter rides and numerous ambulance rides to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis to save his life. many medications have been tried and are still being tried to control the
seizures, with limited success.
His next medical challenge occurred at age 11, when he developed Crohn’s disease, an inflammation of his intestines. He spent weeks in the hospital, needed numerous blood transfusions, needed a “pic” line for nutrition, and was in constant pain. An infusion called Remicade helped put Johnny into remission for many years, but
unfortunately, the disease reared its ugly head again. Johnny had to have his Colon removed, needs injections weekly, and takes too many medications to name.
He is feeling better than he did a year ago and we pray for more improvement. We would like to thank Jerry and Anna Nolan for honoring Johnny at this event, with funds being donated to the Crohns Foundation. Thank you to all the participants for
making this show a successful event.
Kent, Jane, Katie and Johnny Cummings
A lifelong fan of Comic Books (especially Batman), movies, television, nostalgia and
pop-culture Tom holds a BFA in Film/Video from New York’s School of Visual Arts and has been working in the pop culture field for over 30 years.
As a producer, Tom produced Comicology TV, a program about all things pop culture with co-producer
and host, Jeff Peters. The experience on Comicology TV working at many shows and conventions led to
him founding the NJ Comic Expo and Holy Batvention, two NJ based conventions hosted for fans and
professionals. Celebrity guests including, Lee Meriwether, Donna Loren, Terry Moore, Susan Silo,
Deanna Lund, Larry Storch and Gary Sohmmers helped make these events memorable. Tom has had several Batmobiles from all eras of the Caped Crusader’s TV and movie
appearances as well as the Black Beauty from the Green Hornet and the Back to the Future Delorean at
his shows. He was able to have the original Batcopter fly to and land at his
shows marking the first time in over 40 years that the Batmobile and Batcopter were photographed
together giving fans an experience like no other! During this time he partnered with Jerry Nolan on the
Dean Martin Celebrity Expo., in NYC, with such guests as Barbara Feldon, Robert Vaughn, Marilyn
Michaels, Carroll Spinney and of course, Larry Storch.
Tom is also owner of Starcon Photos and provides fans at many shows and conventions on the spot
Celebrity & Hollywood Star Car photo Opps. in conjunction with TV Show Cars. A fan & a professional,
Tom is committed to making special memories for each and every person he meets while coaxing fans
and celebrities into sharing their special stories and memories that tell what amazing experiences these
shows have been and will continue to be. Fun and happiness are the name of the game!
The Big Apple Comic Con is a New York City comic book convention, the longest-running comic book/speculative fiction/pop culture convention in New York City. It was started by retailer Michael "Mike Carbo" Carbonaro in March 1996 in the basement of the St. Paul the Apostle Church. A location that a competing show promotor Sunrise Productions Scooty O'Donnell and Partner Richard Ritz Whom Held The New York Horror-Fi Con there on October 4, 1997. During its heyday from 2001–2008, the Big Apple Comic Con often featured multiple shows per year, with a large three-day "national" convention held in November, usually held at the Penn Plaza Pavilion. The show was owned by Wizard Entertainment from 2009 to 2013, but is now back in the hands of Carbonaro. He completely revamped and expanded the show with new management and a commitment to creating a non-corporate comic book convention that reflects the diversity and interests of the New York Community.
Brooks has a wide array of characters he has performed as over the years.
His onstage impersonations include Jim Carrey, Christopher Walken, Marlon Brando, Heath Ledger, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Paul Mooney, Steve Harvey, Eddie Murphy & Richard Pryor among dozens of others to universal acclaim from audiences.
Born in Asheville, NC raised in Spartanburg, SC where he studied writing and the Performing Arts from high school to college Brooks joins the team as part of Yesteryear Entertainment & co-host of this year's big show!
Organizer of this event and manager of Yesteryear Entertainment:
Jerry is from Brooklyn, NY born and raised and has always had a fondness for movies that has brought him to where he is today, working with entertainers and doing shows all over the country. His loving family supports him along with many loyal customers and colleagues.
This website is dedicated to a host of Television & Movie stars that helped shape entire generations as a tribute to their careers, and while not singling out just one particular person to bring more awareness to those afflicted with Crohn's Disease, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit those suffering from it.
Our biggest charity show: The NY Comicbook Nostalgia Con, we are very excited for all joining us and can't wait to see you there!
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