August 1, 2019 update:
The next New Jersey KISS Expo is tentatively scheduled for next March. Because of the current End of the Road Tour, the window for certain guests is limited and we will do our best to bring it all together when everything lines up.
All the information available is listed HERE on this website. There is no other info other than what is listed.
Looking forward to seeing you all in March – It will be another three-day event and we have plans to make it bigger and better than even last year!
ACE PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE!
Very simple, but a few things to make it easier:
You have three options:
– DOWNLOAD a full-size, high-res, print-ready image, (FREE)
– SHARE to Social Media, (FREE)
– BUY PHOTOS for studio-quality Prints, (Paid)
As shown in the example below, the SHARE, DOWNLOAD and BUY icons are at the lower right of your photo.
– The DOWNLOAD option will download the original full-size image to your computer or device.
– The SHARE icon will let you upload a screen-ready image to Social Media platforms.
– The BUY PHOTOS option will take you to Bay Photo, a first-class printing company that will give you the best print results possible.
– DO NOT PRINT YOUR PHOTOS AT WAL-MART OR ANY DRUG STORE. This option is only a little cheaper and your photos will look muddy and not properly color-corrected. The option to buy off our website with Bay Photo will guaranteed you the BEST possible print quality available.
Your Ace Frehley NJ KISS Expo photos are available HERE AT THIS LINK
December 7,8 and 9
Hilton Parsippany – 1 Hilton Ct, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Promoters Peter Arquette and Keith Leroux, of the respective New Jersey and Indianapolis KISS Expos, bring you the New Jersey KISS Expo and Christmas Party 2018! After the incredible success of the recent two-day Indianapolis KISS Expo Event, this expanded formula is now being moved to New Jersey! Three days means three times the amount of Guests, dealers, parties and fans! Included will be a spectacular KISS Christmas party with Ace Frehley and friends that you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS.
Ace to perform his ENTIRE 1978 solo album LIVE!
Our MAIN EVENT! For the first time ever, Ace Frehley will perform his classic KISS Solo album at the NJ KISS Expo 2018! In between, Ace will tell stories about each song – the meaning and creation of each piece. Ace is also available for Autographs and Photos – check out the schedule link at the top of the page.
Edward Furlong and Jimmy DeBello
Edward Furlong played Hawk in the KISS movie Detroit Rock City and is also known for American X, Pecker and as John Connor in Terminator 2.
Jimmy DeBello played Trip in Detroit Rock City and is also known for Cabin Fever and Scary Movie 2.
We have worked out a special arrangement to have your picture taken with both IN CHARACTER and IN COSTUME from the movie Detroit Rock City – hell yeah!
Gene Simmons Vault Raffle
Keith Valcourt, director of the Gene Simmons Vault, has given us permission to raffle off an entire Gene Simmons Vault! Raffle tickets will be $5 each and the profits all go to charity. Keith will also have the Gene Simmons Vault on display Saturday and Sunday and will answer any questions. Vault is complete, signed by Gene Simmons, but does not include meeting Gene. Yes, you need to be present win, but it will before Ace goes on, so everyone should be there.
Originally of the legendary band The Runaways, Lita now tours as lead singer and guitarist with her own band. Lita’s appearance at the recent Indianapolis KISS Expo turned out to be an amazing success and we are thrilled to have her in New Jersey! Lita will be available for autographs and photos.
Jay Jay French and Eddie Ojeda
The two guitarists from the one and only Twisted Sister. Jay Jay French is known to us KISS fans for auditioning for an early version of the 1972 band Wicked Lester with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. The two will only be making a Saturday appearance, so stop by then at their booth for autographs and photos.
Craig is infamous for his dead-on voice impersonations of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, which he originally did on the Howard Stern Show. Craig has also been on Family Guy, King of Queens and Sex in the City. Craig has also entertained on the KISS Kruise. A KISS fan himself, Craig will be bringing to the NJ KISS Expo some wickedly funny humor that only us KISS fans will fully appreciate.
Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino
Punky and Frank are from the ’70s band Angel – a band discovered by Gene Simmons and signed to the same label as KISS, Casablanca. Angel was purposely dressed in white to contrast the black KISS costumes. The band has a MASSIVE cult following and we are honored to have them appear at our event!
With them, will be the rhythm guitarist of the band, Danny Farrow. Coincidentally, Danny is also the official sculptor and creator of many of the recent KISS figures you have in your collection – quite a multi-talented individual. Come by and see his KISS Creations at his booth.
Originally of the legendary Plasmatics, Jean also co-wrote the KISS songs Who Wants to be Lonely, Thrills in the Night and Uh All Night with Paul Stanley. Jean and Paul also co-wrote songs for his own band Crown of Thorns and Voodoo X. And, he also played bass on the KISS ANIMALIZE and ASYLUM albums – Jean is indeed a big part of the KISS family.
Best known to us KISS fans as the drummer for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Bobby has also played with Nelson, Bob Kulick, Nitro and is currently drummer for Lita Ford. Bring your Vinnie Vincent Invasion albums to get signed at his booth.
Always the sweetheart of any KISS Expo, Lydia, the ex-wife of original KISS drummer Peter Criss, consistently has the most amazing stories to tell of her time spent with KISS at the top of their career in the ’70s. Lydia is very fun, friendly and approachable – definitely make it a priority to stop by and chat with her.
The Ace Frehley Band
Formerly known as the Gene Simmons Band, that supported Gene on his recent solo tour, they are now Ace Frehley’s official touring band and they of course will be there for Ace’s ’78 Solo Album performance on Sunday. Plus, they will be playing a set Saturday afternoon of cover tunes. Some of the most amazing musicians you could hope to hear play.
Brother of drummer Carmine Appice, Vinny is a legend all his own playing with the likes of Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Dig up those classic albums and get them signed at Vinny’s booth!
Ken Kelly (CANCELLED)
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNES.
Ken Kelly is a well-known artist and known especially to us KISS fans for his KISS and Ace Frehley album cover paintings. He’s also done covers for Manowar, Rainbow as well as extensive work in the fantasy art genre. Ken will have paintings for sale and display.
Tim Sullivan (CANCELLED)
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNES. We wish Tim the best.
Movie Director Tim Sullivan was the producer for our 2nd favorite movie of all time – Detroit Rock City.
Bassist and co-songwriter for Peter Criss on the Criss album. Also the author of the popular book Let the Cat Out of the Bag, detailing his musical journey that let him to join forces with original KISS drummer Peter Criss. The good and the bad of his experience but not a ‘dirty laundry’ tell-all book. His book will be available at his booth to be signed.
ROBERT V. CONTE has dedicated most of his professional life to KISS.Beginning with the historic ROCK ’N ROLL COMICS #9 published in 1989, Robert then went on to become the first-ever official KISS Catalog Consultant—an essential role in repackaging and remastering 22 KISS: THE REMASTERS albums and compiling “You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best” and “Greatest KISS.”Robert then went on to package and publish official KISS books and other merchandise under his company, Studio Chikara.Now Robert is writing his memoir about those awesome days working with the band for his forthcoming book, “My KISS Story,” slated for 2019 release.www.studiochikara.com