Albany Comic ConMedia Release -- The Albany Comic Con will host an auction of original comic book artwork to benefit the local chapter of the Capital District Ronald McDonald House Charities. Local comic book professionals have donated original sketches to the Albany Comic Con which will be auctioned the day of the convention in a silent auction. The auction will run from 10am to 3pm, Sunday, June 10th, 2012. Sketches of famous comic book characters including Batgirl, Supergirl, The Thing (from The Fantastic Four), Black Widow (from The Avengers), and more will be the highlights of the auction. Sketches have been donated by such notable longtime artists as Joe Staton, Joe Sinnott, Lee Moder, Paul Abrams, Fred Hembeck, and many others. This is the third charity auction that the Albany Comic Con has held, and it is expected to be the largest in terms of the number of pieces of original comic book art available.

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. The charity's core values include:
-Focusing on the critical needs of children.
-Celebrating the diversity of the programs and staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
-Staying true to a heritage of more than 36 years of responsible stewardship.
-Operating with accountability and transparency.

There is no charge to enter the auction and all of the proceeds from the auctioned artwork will be donated directly to the Albany Ronald McDonald House. The Albany Comic Con will be held Sunday, June 10th. Admission to the convention is $5.00. We invite local media to come out for this event, and we thank you for helping spread the word about the charity auction for a very worthwhile organization.

What: Albany Comic Con Silent Art Charity Auction
When: Sunday, June 10th, 2012 Time: 10am to 4pm.
Where: Albany Comic Con, Holiday Inn, 205 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205

Email event promoter John Belskis at for more information.