Press Release: Television stars, movie stars, antiques, collectibles and Elvis are just some of the attractions expected to be seen at the American Music & Pop Culture Expo.
The Expo is set to debut on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, at the Granada Avenue Gymnasium, 30 E. Granada Avenue in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The show will present the world of music, comics, movies, television, toys and more, with a showroom packed with over 100 exhibitor spaces.
Numerous vendors will be buying, selling and trading a variety of antique, vintage and popular culture collectibles, such as DVDs, posters, books, magazines, comics, trading cards, art, crafts, jewelry, apparel, toys, games, lunchboxes, advertising items, CDs, vinyl albums and singles, antique cash registers, jukeboxes, gumball machines, pinballs, and antique arcade games.
The event is being organized by USA Theatres, which operates a portable drive-in and outdoor movie theatre in Central Pennsylvania.
“All of the events that we organize exhibit the retro factor,” said Ronald M. Vastola, Outreach Coordinator for USA Theatres.
Special guests including Bronson Pinchot (best known as Balki Bartokomous on the ABC sitcom Perfect Strangers), Butch Patrick (best known as Eddie Munster on the 1960s hit television series The Munsters), and model Cassandra Lynn, will all be on hand signing autographs and meeting fans, in addition to several other special guests.
“Many actors and most movie stars -- show audiences versions of themselves onscreen, which is cool if you can pull it off. Since I’ve been a character actor all my life, being merely myself seems like something of a giant leap, both to myself and the audience... And I love it,” Pinchot said.
Pinchot currently stars on The Bronson Pinchot Project, a home renovation show on the DIY Network. Each episode features Pinchot and his crew of local contractors renovating another room at one of his properties in Harford, Pennsylvania.
“There is also a fair amount of teaching I do on the show, but not in a forced way, more in a 'spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down' style... And since I’m doing it through my homeboy-carpenters, who are all rural Pennsylvania guys, it doesn’t seem preachy.”
Pinchot said he is looking forward to coming to Hershey and meeting fans.
“As always, I’ll happily do the Balki accent for anyone over 80, as long as I can whisper it to them,” he added.
Butch Patrick will also be on hand to meet and greet fans.
“The Munsters have a really good staying power, the family values hold up really well,” said Patrick. “Now you have kids watching it with their grandparents or parents, everybody enjoying it together, which is difficult because there is not a whole lot of shows that that happens to.”
Patrick said his experience on The Munsters was amazing. “It turned out to be an interesting show, it was very well received, it was fun, good music, good guest stars, cool cars, all of the above,” he added.
According to Patrick, he is currently working on a renovation show (much like The Bronson Pinchot Project), but with a twist. He said his grandmother’s house in Missouri is the showcase of his new project, where he is creating a haunted bed-and-breakfast.
“It is an old classic historical house, built in 1875, with the resident ghost,” Patrick said. “We are doing a restoration show/history show/bio show, ‘Hollywood boy comes back home,’ to a bed-and-breakfast.”
Other guests, who will be appearing at the expo, include Paris Themmen (best known as Mike Tee Vee in the classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Matt Hardy (professional wrestler), Geri Reischl (best known as Jan Brady from Sid & Marty Krofft’s Brady Bunch Variety Hour), David Orange (best known as the Sleepy Klingon from the motion picture Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country), and Triston Johnson (Zombie Barn Walker from AMC's hit series The Walking Dead).
A live performance by award-wining Elvis Presley Impersonator Brad Crum will also be on hand.
Crum will be taking audiences through many of Presley’s legendary hits with the genuine sound, look and feel of the man himself.
Crum will be performing three sets on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
"I will be doing three costume changes and be featuring 60 songs that cover the entire range of Elvis’ career," Crum said.
Crum’s impersonating is so compelling that he modeled for the Aloha Elvis figure released in 2008 by McFarlane Toys. The 6-inch figure features Crum’s body with Elvis’ face, he said.
According to USA Theatres, seating will be limited to one set per person and subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis, space permitting.
Attendees will also have the opportunity for a chance to win a brand new classic-style full-size jukebox (List Price: $1,495.95), provided by RetroWonders.com, an authorized reseller of Crosley Radio products.
A real-Life 1966 Batmobile and Star Wars characters will also be featured, in addition to a pinball showcase and a mobile video game theater.
Early buyers are welcome Friday evening at 5 p.m. and also Saturday morning at 8 a.m. for $25 per person each day, while general admission on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, college students and active military with photo I.D. Children 11 and under will be admitted for free, accompanied by a paying adult. Parking is free.
A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
For the most current show information, visit their website, www.usatheatres.com/conventions
Press Release: The 57th Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA (1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103). The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the premier event for non-sport and entertainment card collectors and has been running continuously since the 1980s.
To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Mars Attacks, a seminal trading card series, and the recent release of Topps’ Mars Attacks Heritage trading cards, the show will have a Mars Attacks theme. Show goers will be treated to an exclusive Topps Mars Attacks promotional card, several Mars Attacks inspired self-produced Philly Show cards, Mars Attacks prizes, and more. Collectors are encouraged to wear their best alien gear. On Sunday, one lucky show goer will walk away with a deluxe box set of Mars Attacks #1 comics courtesy of IDW Publishing
As always, collectors will find dealers selling a diverse array of trading cards depicting everything from Garbage Pail Kids to The Walking Dead. Many trading card manufacturers will be exhibiting including Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Monsterwax, Non-Sport Update, Rittenhouse Archives, shopTopps, SideKick, Topps, and others
Several artists will also be exhibiting, most of whom have worked on Mars Attacks cards in the past. Those artists include: Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, and Sara Richard.
A special gathering for NSU Card Talk forum members and guests will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, the show’s host hotel (advance registration is required). In keeping with the Mars Attacks theme, Topps’ Licensing Manager will speak about where the license is heading.
Admission to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just $6 daily. A two-day pass may be purchased for $10. Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.
Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: phillynon-sportscardshow.com
Press Release: Star Wars actors Jeremy Bulloch and Dickey Beer, Kung Fu legend Jim Kelly, former Power Ranger Jason David Frank, and comics legend Joe Kubert are just some of the great guests attendees can see during panels at The Great Allentown Comic Con’s SUMMER MEGA SHOW event in August!
The Great Allentown Comic Con presents the 2012 SUMMER MEGA SHOW Panel schedule, and a packed show room with 100 tables of artists and dealers, this show is the largest “little con” in eastern PA. All panels will run approximately 1 hour, and many will include multimedia presentations and interactions with attendees as well as prizes! In addition to the panels below attendees can still expect Door Prizes at 11:30, 2:45 and 5pm both days.
Show Schedule: Saturday
10:00 AM – Show Opens!
11:30 AM – Joe Kubert Draws! (Panel Room 1)
Have you ever wished you could attend The Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Design? Well now is your chance! Join legendary artist and creator Joe Kubert during a panel that is sure to amaze! Added Bonus – enter to win the original artwork that Joe creates and help support children’s cancer charity The Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund.
11:30 AM – Webcomics Panel (Panel Room 2)
Join Webcomics Alliance members Dawn Griffin and Chris Flick, as well as other great web comic artists, as they discuss just what goes into creating a successful online webcomic.
11:30 AM – Door Prize announced
1:30 PM – Mandalorian Mercs Star Wars Trivia Contest! (Panel Room 1)
Do you know how many parsecs it took the Millennium Falcon to finish the Kessel Run? How many meters long is a womp rat?….What is a womp rat anyway? If you can answer these questions than be sure to come to this Trivia contest…and Win some great prizes!
1:30 PM – Kung Fu Legends Panel (Panel Room 2)
Join Enter The Dragon star Jim Kelly, and renowned film author Ric Meyers as they discuss the history of Kung Fu films in America. Learn the untold stories about the creation of iconic characters and the influence on Pop Culture over the last few decades!
2:45 PM – Door Prize announced
3:00 PM – Costume Contest! (Panel Room 1)
This one is easy…show up in a costume! Just think…Halloween could come twice this year! Did we mention that anyone in costume gets $2 off admission at the door? Hosted and Judged by Retro Con’s very own “Baroness” Rosemary Ward and Tony R. Tuski!
3:30 PM – Pretending to be on TV with Glen Tickle Panel (Panel Room 2)
Comedian Glen Tickle hosts a “late night” style show with attitude. Glen will interview and get to the bottom of this whole “Comic Con” thing.
4:00 PM How to “shoot” a Movie without getting Shot! (Panel Room 1)
Filmmaker Chris R. Notarile gives tips on how to cost effectively “shoot” a movie in a major city without being shot yourself or being incarcerated.
5:00 PM – Door Prize announced
6:00 PM – Showroom Closes
8:30 PM AFTERPARTY! at on AMF Parkway Lanes in Allentown, (sponsored by HIGH EVOLUTION STUDIOS!)
Show Schedule: Sunday
10:00 AM – Show Opens!
11:30 AM – JK Woodward (Panel Room 1)
Join the artist behind Fallen Angel, and IDW’s current Doctor Who series. Learn just what goes into the creative process for JK Woodward one of the comic industries most talented artists and the creator of our booklet cover!
11:30 AM – How to Draw Disney Panel (Panel Room 2)
Former Disney Animator Terry Naughton has influenced and worked on many of the classic Disney films of the last 3 decades. Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast are just a few of the things he has done. Currently he has done the artwork for Peter and Angie Mayhew’s children’s novels and has his own book out “The Art of Terry Naughton”
11:30 AM – Door Prize announced
1:00 PM – Star Wars Boba Fett Fest! (Panel Room 1)
Join Jeremy Bulloch and Dickey Beer as they discuss working in one of the most iconic and celebrated franchises in history…and what it means to be the best Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy. With some great stories, and possible spoilers? On upcoming events…this is a can’t miss panel for true fans of Star Wars!
1:00 PM – TRON! (Panel Room 2)
Meet TRON and Caddyshack Actress Cindy Morgan as she talks about being part of two film classics!
1:00 PM Mighty Morphin’ Time! (Panel Room 3)
Join Jason David Frank (aka Tommy Oliver) as he performs some signature moves and demonstrates just what it takes to be a Power Ranger! Being hosted by Danzan Ryu studio on the second floor, be sure to say hello to Sensei Steve Huegel and his students who have volunteered to assist Jason!
2:45 PM – Door Prize announced
3:00 PM – Kubert School Panel (Panel Room 1)
Join Kubert School instructors and past alums as they discuss “The Kubert Way” and just how the school helps artists improve their talents.
3:00 PM – Captain Action Panel (Panel Room 2)
Join artist Matt Triano as he discusses working on one of the hottest retro properties around…Captain Action’s Action Boy!
3:00 PM – Thor Statue Bust Winner Announced
4:30 PM – Door Prizes & Raffle Winners!
Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the Charity artwork winner will be drawn, and the final group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?
5:00 PM – Show Close…see you in November!
*All times are approximate, and may change at last minute.
About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Only Comic, Sci-Fi and Pop-Culture Convention in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry. Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.
Press Release: Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Stewart and Wizard World, Inc. announced today. He joins William Shatner (“Captain Kirk”), Avery Brooks (“Captain Sisko”), Kate Mulgrew (“Captain Janeway”) and Scott Bakula (“Captain Archer”) as captains of their respective series in the iconic franchise who will be special guests at the event, set for Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Stewart will appear at the event on Saturday.
The Emmy-nominated actor, who has performed in more than 100 television and film roles, is one of several actors to appear in all three “X-Men” films: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His role as Picard, which started on “Next Generation,” placed him in four Star Trek films: Generations (1994), First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). He also served as the voice of numerous animated characters in movies like Chicken Little and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, as well as popular TV shows such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”
“Bringing together the five Captains from the iconic ‘Star Trek’ series, capped with the addition of the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our fans,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “They and other standout guests like Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner and Stan Lee make Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con a can’t-miss event.”
The five captains, Hemsworth (The Avengers, Thor), Lee (creator, “Spider-Man,” “X-Men”), WWE® Superstar CM Punk™ and Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead, “Burn Notice,” Spider-Man)” plus more than 60 other celebrities make this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con roster the best and most diverse ever.
VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet many of the stars at the event, including the five captains as a group. Fans can also visit http://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html for links to VIP packages for Hemsworth, Lee, Ryan, WWE® Superstar CM Punk™, Bruce Campbell, Hayden Panettiere, Paul Wesley, James Marsters and group experiences with Boondock Saints, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” and “Spartacus/Legend of the Seeker” actors.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, including hours, celebrities, creators, vendors, programming schedules, evening entertainment, autographs, sponsorship and volunteer information and more, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.
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Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
Press Release: The first ever “Pop Art Con” will take place Sunday June 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Ft. Washington (530 West Pennsylvania Ave., Ft. Washington, PA 19034). Pop Art Con is a brand new artists’ show run by Non-Sport Update magazine, promoters of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show, a collectors’ show that has been run continuously since the 1980s and is currently run twice per year in Allentown, PA.
Pop Art Con will feature the best in trading card and comic book creators. The artist line-up includes: Kate Bradley, Edward Cherniga, Rusty Gilligan, Robert Hack, Meghan Hetrick, Laura Inglis, Gary Kezele, Brian Kong, Jim Kyle, Jerry Ma, Bill McKay, Joseph Miller, Veronica O’Connell, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, David Quiles, Scott Rorie, Tim Shay, and The Sucklord. At the show, collectors will be able to meet the artists and commission them, as well as purchase sketch cards, prints, sketchbooks, artists returns and proofs, and more. Many of the artists will be selling exclusive items to the show and giving away original art. A John Carter of Mars card featuring art by master artist Joe Jusko will be available from Non-Sport Update at a special show-reduced introductory price.
The show is sponsored by Cryptozoic Entertainment, Versicolor Productions, Breygent Marketing, and SideKick. Cryptozoic will be doing on-site portfolio reviews and actively looking for new artists for their various trading card lines. The company will also sponsor a special dinner on Saturday night that is free to collectors with paid admission to the show (details at http://bit.ly/IIOgJX). Many free promotional cards will also be available (while supplies last) such as Tarzan 100th anniversary (from Cryptozoic Entertainment), Deadworld (Breygent Marketing), Blood and Glory (Asylum Studios), and Bettie Page Private Collection Box 2 (Versicolor Productions).
Admission to Pop Art Con is just $8. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: popartcon.com.
Press Release: Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, and current Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, today announced that he will make a special appearance at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 31-June 1, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will be on site on Friday, May 31st & Saturday, June 1st to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Special VIP packages will be available.
Lee, recognized as the creative force that brought Marvel Entertainment, LLC to the forefront of the comic publishing industry, is the co-creator of Spider-Man*, The Incredible Hulk*, X-Men*, The Fantastic Four*, Iron Man*, Daredevil*, Silver Surfer*, Dr. Strange* as well as hundreds of others characters and currently serves as the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel.
In 2001, Lee co-founded POW! Entertainment, where he currently serves as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Most recently, the company partnered with Michael Eisner’s Vuguru to produce original digital content and also announced two projects with 1821 Comics: Stan Lee’s Kid Universe, a partnership to produce content for young fans, and a graphic novel entitled Romeo and Juliet: The War, a reimagining of the classic tale 200 years in the future. Additionally, POW! is developing 2 live action shows and their first non-American superhero in order to provide a number of new superheroes across various platforms for a new generation of fans.
“Stan Lee is responsible for so many of the iconic characters who have shaped comic books and films for decades, and we are extremely honored and thrilled that he will be attending Philadelphia Comic Con next month,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World Board of Directors member. “Fans in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast will be excited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet this legendary figure.”
Among the standout celebrity guests also scheduled to attend Philadelphia Comic Con are Chris Hemsworth, Bruce Campbell, Jeri Ryan, William Shatner, WWE® Superstar CM Punk™. The event, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK) will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
The lineup of superstar artists at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con reflects much of Lee’s most popular and enduring characters, including Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Harvey Tolibao, Ariel Olivetti, Kate Bradley, Jim Calafiore, Mike Lilly, Khoi Pham, Tom Raney, Mark Stegbauer, Miguel Sepulveda, Tom Raney, Jamal Igle, Alitha E. Martinez and Rodney Ramos and dozens of others.
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Press Release: USA Theatres, which operates a portable drive-in and outdoor movie theatre in Central Pennsylvania, will be presenting the world of music, comics, movies, television, toys and more, with the launch of the American Music & Pop Culture Expo.
According to the company, the expo will feature numerous vendors buying, selling and trading a variety of popular culture merchandise, such as DVDs, posters, books, magazines, autographs, comics, trading cards, photos, artwork, jewelry, t-shirts, toys, games, pins, buttons, lunchboxes, advertising items, rare LP vinyl records, CDs, albums and singles (33s, 45s, 78s), players and musical instruments.
Previous shows and conventions, organized by USA Theatres, included a non-sports card convention, which featured various exhibitors from the non-sports industry, and an antique toy and coin-op show, which featured quality exhibitors of fine antiques and collectible toys, including coin-operated items such as jukeboxes.
"All of the events that we organize exhibit the retro factor," said Ronald M. Vastola, Outreach Coordinator of USA Theatres. "From the King of Rock and Roll to the King of Pop, from Star Trek to Star Wars, through Beatlemania and Batmania, Pac-Mania and Hulkamania, the American Music & Pop Culture Expo will appeal to all age groups."
According to Vastola, the event will also feature media guests, artists, manufacturers and publishers, such as Non-Sport Update, a bi-monthly magazine for collectors of non-sport trading cards (cards that focus on movies, television, sci-fi, comics, music, etc. -- anything other than sports).
Attendees will have the unique opportunity for a chance to win a brand new classic style full-size jukebox (MSRP: $1495.95), provided by RetroWonders.com, an online retailer of Crosley Radio products, according to Vastola.
The American Music & Pop Culture Expo is set to debut on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, 2013, at the Granada Avenue Gymnasium, located at 30 East Granada Avenue in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
"Hershey is a great geographic location to host an event," Vastola said. "It is conveniently located to most major metropolitan areas in the Northeast, and can easily attract pop culture enthusiasts from Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and of course, Pennsylvania."
Although it is early, Vastola anticipates 75 vendor spaces to be utilized. "Vendor space will sell out fast," he said.
Early buyers are welcome Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. and also Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for $25 per person each day, while general admission on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, college students and active military (Photo I.D. required). Children 11 and under will be admitted for free, accompanied by a paying adult. Parking is free.
"The show will be promoted and marketed through various media outlets, such as television, radio, Internet websites, newspapers, trade publications, and direct market mailers," Vastola said. "We will also be promoting this event all summer long on the 40 foot tall 'Turkey Hill Screen'."
A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at the show, provided by Joemomma Foods, Inc. of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
"It's going to be another brisk and fantastic show," Vastola added.
Want to exhibit?
6 ft. by 9 ft. vendor spaces are currently available for $65 each and include one 6 ft. table, two chairs, and two exhibitor badges (discounts offered for larger vendor spaces).
For more information, call (717) 542-0567 or email email@example.com
You may also visit the website, www.usatheatres.com/conventions
For hotel accommodations, attendees are encouraged to contact the Hilton Garden Inn Hershey, the official hotel of the American Music & Pop Culture Expo. The hotel is located 3.3 miles, 8 minutes from the expo. Mention the show to receive a special room rate of $79 per night. Visit their website www.hershey.hgi.com or call the hotel directly at 717-566-9292.
Press Release: Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A’s, music, film screenings and discussions, artist schools, contests and more for the event, set for Friday through Sunday, June 17-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Some of the highlights include:
Unless noted, Philadelphia Comic Con programming will take place in the designated panel rooms at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and is included with admission to the event. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels.
The full schedule is below:
Lou Ferrigno Q&A
Margot Kidder Q&A
Exposed: The Secrets Of Professional Wrestling
Independent Filmmaking With Dan Fogler
Claudia Christian Q&A
Terminator Panel With Michael Biehn And Kristanna Loken
Jonathan Tiersten Performance
Buffyfest Q&A With Nicholas Brendon And Kelly Donovan
Donovan to take fan questions about life during and after the pop culture phenomenon. (Room A)
Digital Comics and the New Publishing Model (Room B)
Borders is failing and Comixology is trending. What does this mean for the future of comics? Get advice on formatting, marketing, publishing and more from creators who’ve successfully made the crossover from web to print. (Room B)
Star Wars Q&A With Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew And Daniel Logan
Mike Grell Q&A
Billy Dee Williams Q&A
Breaking Into Comics With Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera And Edgar Segura
Boondock Saints Q&A With Norman Reedus And Sean Patrick Flanery
Green Lantern Panel Part I
Julie Benz Q&A
Digital Art School W/ Greg Horn
Batman And Robin Q&A With Adam West And Burt Ward
Wizard Art School With Bill Sienkiewicz
Bruce Campbell Q&A
SPECIAL FILM SCREENING – TBD (Room C)
Official Wizard World Zombie Beach Party
Free Felix The Cat Prints
Buffyfest Q&A With Mercedes McNab And Clare Kramer
Walking Dead Q&A With Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton And Addy Miller
Green Lantern Panel Part II
Stargate Universe Q&A With Alaina Huffman And Julia Benson (Room A)
Kids’ Day Program – TBD (Room B)
Adam Baldwin Q&A
Kids’ Costume Contest
Philadelphia Comic Con is the sixth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour. Hours are Friday, June 17, noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.
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Press Release: Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con is celebrating 22 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Show on July 29-31, 2011 at the Monroeville Convention Center with a special appearances of from Classic TV and movie celebrity guests. The Steel City Con is known for bringing rare celebrity signing appearances into the Pittsburgh market.
Press Release: Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con ( http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 22 years as Pennsylvania's Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Show on July 29-31, 2011 at the Monroeville Convention Center with a special appearances of from Classic TV and movie celebrity guests. The Steel City Con is known for bringing rare celebrity signing appearances into the Pittsburgh market.
Classic TV fans will be excited to know that Lindsay Wagner, best known for her role as "Jaime Sommers" from the series The Bionic Woman has agreed to a rare signing appearance. Lindsay Wagner's signing appearance presents a chance for fans to meet this Emmy Award winning actress. Superman fans will want to meet Margot Kidder, who portrayed "Lois Lane" in all 4 Superman films which featured Christopher Reeves as Superman. Star Wars fans will have an opportunity to meet Jeremy Bulloch, who was "Boba Fett" in the classic Star Wars films. Additionally, Star Wars fans will be able to meet Richard LeParmentier, who portrayed "Admiral Motti." Other celebrity guests include Betsy Russell ("Jill Tuck" the ex-wife of the Jigsaw Killer in the Saw Films); Torrie Wilson (former WWE Diva); Dennis Haskins ("Principal Belding" from Saved By The Bell). Additionally, many Comic Book Artists, Creators, Illustrators will be present to meet attendees.
Attendees can expect to see hundreds of dealer tables selling millions of toys, comic books, diecast, Anime, Action Figures, dolls, statues, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, posters, artwork and much more. Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com
Orangestone Promotions, Inc.
P.O. Box 101324
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Steel City Con