USA THEATRES ENTERING INTO THE ARENA OF POP CULTURE CONVENTIONS
Non-Sports Card Convention On Deck For 2010
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – USA Theatres, operating drive-in and outdoor theatres in Central Pennsylvania, is entering into the world of pop culture conventions, to help raise funds during their off peak season, explained Ronald M. Vastola, Outreach Coordinator of USA Theatres.
“The decision to enter into the convention world is something I’ve always wanted to integrate into our programming,” said Vastola.
Although seasonal, operating during the months of May through September of each year, USA Theatres creates family-friendly events by exhibiting movies on a portable outdoor screen that measures three stories tall.
The first of many conventions at bat will include a non-sports card show, billed as the “Baltimore Non-Sports Card Convention.”
The convention will feature numerous tables of exhibitors from the non-sports card hobby, including manufacturers and publishers such as Non-Sport Update, a bi-monthly magazine that caters exclusively to the discriminating collector of non-sports cards.
Other highlights of the convention will include appearances by various non-sports card artists, including Jeff Zapata (art director at Topps), Mark Pingitore (full-time artist in the animation business who did concept work for the Garbage Pal Kids series and also Hollywood Zombies), and Jim Kyle (a professional illustrator now working in the non sport field who has done work for all of the major non sport companies including Topps, Rittenhouse, Breygent, Marvel, DC, and Lucasfilm).
The convention is scheduled to be held on Sunday, March 21, 2010, from 10 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Baltimore-Towson, 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, Maryland. Admission is $5 for adults and free admission for children under 12.
For more information, visit www.usatheatres.com/conventions.html
Disclosure: USA Theatres is an advertiser with Convention Scene.