Clarksville Anime, Comic and Toy Con (April 2017)

Convention Name
Clarksville Anime, Comic & Toy Con (TN)
Convention Website Address
http://www.comiccitytn.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/29/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/30/2017
About This Convention
Clarksville Anime , Comic & Toy Con
April 29 & 30, 2017
Riverview Inn
50 College Street
Clarksville , TN 37040
April 29 (SAT) 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 30 (Sunday) 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Admission 10.00 per day , 35.00 VIP Package , 50.00 PLATINUM VIP PACKAGE (limited to 25)
Our FIFTH Year begins, we started this show as a celebration of our Military AND Their Families. We , once again , would like to Honor and Thank our Military Personnel AND the Family ( who have to Sacrifice and Support their Loved Ones while they serve Our Country) by letting in ANY Military Personnel AND Their Families in FOR FREE ON SUNDAY with I.D! In fact , we have expanded the program to include ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT , FIRE , RESCUE, EMT Personnel and THEIR FAMILIES in FOR FREE ON SUNDAY as well with I.D. . Also, ANY COLLEGE STUDENT with I.D can ALSO get in for FREE on Sunday. Thanks to EVERYONE who makes our Country Safer and Secure so we can HAVE Events like this for our Families and Friends! www.comiccitytn.com for current details about the show and join our Facebook Page for up to the minute changes! Hope to see you there!
GUESTS FOR THE SHOW
MEDIA
STRANGER THINGS Bully James ….. CADE JONES ( First Appearance in Tennessee )
WALKING DEAD’s The Kingdom’s Henry … MACSEN LINTZ ( First time Appearance in Tennessee )also appears in Under the Dome, Hall Pass, More!
DAVID FULTZ .. Stuntman on DARK KNIGHT , RED , my Bloody Wedding
BILL BYRGE … ERNEST Movie Regular (Ernest Scared Stupid, Ernest Saves Christmas, More)
JOHN PYKA / BIG DADDY COOL …Magician , Entertainer , & Author
COMIC ARTISTS
SAM PAYNE ..Artist of Archie’s Betty & Veronica and Josie & the Pussycats
JACOB ROUGEMONT writer on such varied titles as DEADPOOL, Wolverine, Avengers, Thor, Spiderman , and the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
BEN FOSSELMAN…Animator who has worked on SESAME STREET , SPONGEBOB and created his OWN Comic Ballad of Dean Rockwell
WILL WOODS … Nationally Known Fan Artist with art from Justice League , Star Wars, Disney , More!
AUTHORS
EVE MILADY Author and Artist whose works include Steampunk Themed book The Captain’s Bride
BETHANY ADAMS Author of Exiled: The Return of the Elves
MALCOLM & MARIA IVY Author of Silverwing
STACIE O’BRIEN Author of Myst & Prophesy
D. ALLEN LEWIS Author of many books Pulpology, History Now: Apollo 11, and the Steampunk Themed Capes and Clockwork
AMY Mc CLUNG ..Author of Cascades of Moonlight
DR. JEFF THOMPSON … Author of Television Horrors of Dan Curtis and Dark Shadows Expert & Authority!
STEAMPUNK & COSPLAY
JAMES NEATHERLY … Contestant on Game Show’s Network TV Show Steampunked , also Cosplay Expert & Artist!
SARA NEATHERLY….. Steampunk and Cosplay Expert
HAIDEN HAZARD … Multi-Award winning Cosplay Expert
STEAMPUNK is ALSO represented by above Guests Authors ( D. Allen Lewis & Eve Milady )VIP PACKAGE
LIMITED TO 50 ….. for 35.00 the VIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:
1. 2 day Admission Pass to the Show
2. Exclusive Convention Batman Poster made JUST for the Murfreesboro Anime & Comic Kon show. Signed by one of the Murfreesboro Guests.
3. A Signed Comic Book ( Signed by an Artist or Writer Mike Zeck, Linsner, etc.)
4. 2 Packs of Collectible , Vintage Trading Cards
5. Hunger Games Poster signed by BOTH Justin East & Hillary Meyers of District 12 !
6. 10 Skateboard Stickers
7. 1 Trade Paperback (15-20.00 value)
8. 10 Raffle Tickets to the 5000.00 Prize Drawing on Sunday. Each Attendee gets automatically gets a TICKET to enter into the 5000.00 Prize Drawing on Sunday. YOU will receive TEN tickets to the drawing!
(ALL past winners of the big prize have been VIPs…So get 9 more tickets/ chances to win)
9.FREE Sunday Only Passes to the following Conventions:
Fandomfest,
Hypericon,
Gem City,
Marble City Comic Con,
Clarksville Comic & Anime Convention,
Paducah Comic Convention,
Jackson Toy , Comic & Anime Convention ,
Atlanta Comic Convention
Dyersburg Comic Con
10 . Plus An EXCLUSIVE Atlanta Comic Convention NYLON TOTEBAG TO CARRY EVERYTHING IN!
11. ALSO , An ADDITIONAL Power Ranger 11 X 17 Movie Poster
ALL THIS FOR ONLY 35.00
you can send the Paypal funds to
wtillander@charter.net
and we will send you a receipt for your VIP Pass!
PLATINUM VIP PACKAGE (LIMITED TO 25) The price for PLATINUM PACKAGE is 50.00
In ADDITION TO THE REGULAR Eleven VIP PACKAGE Items …. you will receive the following:
1.COUPON for FREE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO of YOUR CHOICE from Stranger Things Bully Cade Jone’s Table ( 20.00 value by itself)
2. AUTOGRAPHED INSURGENT 11 x 17 POSTER , signed Factionless’s Character Paracord Actor Aaron Brewster
3. 25 RAFFLE TICKETS FOR THE SUNDAY 5000.00 PRIZE TABLE DRAWING! That is 15 MORE Tickets to the Raffle! Increase your chances 25 Times Over! EVERY one that has WON the Prize Table Drawing has been a VIP Member!
4. YOUR CHOICE of ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER ( Hellboy, Spiderman, Ghost Rider, Underworld, James Bond : Quantum of Solace, Rob Zombie’s Halloween ) ( 20.00 VALUE!)
COSTUME CONTEST
SATURDAY ( 4:00 TO 5:00 )
Costume Contest will feature EVERY Category from Anime , Comic Book, Steampunk, Movie & TV, etc.) . There will be 3 Winners .
Third Place will receive Either a Sword or other Bladed Weapon or THREE Movie Posters ( Courtesy of the Atlanta Comic Convention’s Swords & Posters Booth)
Second Place will Receive Star Wars Anakin (Jake Lloyd) AUTOGRAPH AND 125.00 STAR WARS BOOK (Courtesy of Comic City Convention )
FIRST PLACE will win TWO TICKETS TO THE STYX & REO SPEEDWAGON CONCERT in Nashville AND will receive 100.00 in Dealer’s Bucks to spend on ANYTHING you want in the Dealer’s Room… YOU point at it , and WE Pay for it till the 100.00 runs out!
SUNDAY’S FREE 5000.00 BOOTH RAFFLE
DO YOU LIKE STUFF? If you , On SUNDAY , You will receive a Raffle Ticket FREE with your Admission. ( You may BUY additional Tickets at the door for 2.00 each 3 FOR 5.00 to increase your chances ..OR Buy a VIP Package for 35.00 and get TEN Tickets Included in the VIP Package or the PLATINUM VIP PACKAGE and get 25 TICKETS). We have built an entire Booth FULL of Comic Books, Trade Paperbacks, Toys, Posters , Star Wars items, Dr. Who, Gaming and Non-Sport Cards, More! Remember ….. EVERY Paid admission receives an Ticket to the Raffle at the door. At 3:30 SUNDAY we have a Celebrity Draw a Number from the Box , and If YOUR Number matches the one they Draw….YOU WIN THE ENTIRE BOOTH OF ITEMS ( OVER 5000.00 RETAIL VALUE!) …BRING A TRUCK TO GET IT ALL HOME! EVERY PAST PRIZE TABLE HAS BEEN WON BY A VIP MEMBER!
SCHEDULE
PANELS ( TIMES AND CONTENT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
SATURDAY
11:00 – 12:00 STEAMPUNK TODAY Q&A WITH STEAMPUNK Experts SARA and JAMES NEATHERY
12:00 – 1:00 WRITERS WORKSHOP
W/ AUTHORS DR JEFF THOMPSON and AMY McCLUNG giving tips on how to become a Professional Writer.
1:00 – 2:00 ARTIST PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
ARTIST BEN FOSSILMAN GIVES YOU HELPFUL HINTS ON GETTING PUBLISHED
2:00 – 3:00 WALKING DEAD/STRANGER THINGS Q/A
W/ CADE JONES and MACSEN LINTZ
3:00 – 4:00 COSPLAY 101
DOS AND DONTS of COSPLAY W/ HAIDEN HAZARD
4:00 – 5:00 COSTUME CONTEST
HOST BIG DADDY COOL HOST THIS EVENT
1ST PLACE $100 DEALER BUCKS TO SPEND AND A PAIR OF TICKETS TO REO SPEEDWAGON AND STYX
2ND PLACE GETS A $200.00 STAR WARS PRIZE PACK (Book and Autograph)
3RD PLACE GETS A BLADED WEAPON OR 3 MOVIE POSTERS
SUNDAY
12:00 – 1:00 FAN PANEL
1:00 – 2:00 COSPLAY OF 7 DEADLY SINS Q/A
2:00- 3:00 How to be a HOLLYWOOD STUNTMAN Q & A
STUNTMAN DAVID FUNTZ TELLS the UPS and DOWNS of STUNTWORK in Movies
3:00 – 4:00 KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
EVERY Kid gets a Prize JUST for entering the contest! WINNER GET A 100.00 Kid’s Prize Box! ( Comics, DVDS , Toys, More!)
THE BIG $5000.00 PRIZE BOOTH GIVEAWAY RAFFLE (Must be present to win)
We build an entire booth and GIVE IT AWAY! Last year we gave away 3000.00 worth of Merchandise …. THIS year we are making it 5000.00 worth of Goodies! Comics , Toys, Posters, Prints, Autographs, DVDs, CDs, Swords, Knives, More!) BRING A TRUCK … It is a LOT of STUFF!
Venue Name and Address
50 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Stranger Things Cade Jones, Walking Dead’s Madsen Lintz…35 more!

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NYC – Speed Racer 50th Anniversary Signing

Press Release:

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic anime series ‘Speed Racer’ with original voice actress Corinne Orr who will be in conversation with longtime anime voice actor, director, scriptwriter and producer Michael Sinterniklaas on Wednesday April 26th at 6:00 PM. Signing of DVD/Blu-Ray sleeve to follow.

Updated and Important information regarding the Speed Racer event on Wednesday:

We are hosting this event before Funimation releases the anniversary DVD of Speed Racer Mach Gogogo.

For the event you will receive an exclusive DVD slip for signing. In order to obtain the slip, you must pre-order the DVD at our location the day of the event. You may do so at the Customer Service desk or in our Music & Movies department. A bookseller will help you pre-order and direct you to the cash registers to pay.

Upon payment you will receive a wristband which is your ticket into the event along with the DVD sleeve. Please call for any additional info!

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Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-5389

MA – The Princess Bride: An Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A. Tickets available here…

Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author.

Elwes can be seen in the second season of Sony Crackle’s “The Art of More.”He stars on the show opposite Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke. Cary also recently filmed a lead in the feature film THE FIRST directed by Jennifer DeLia.

His memoir As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride became a New York Times Bestseller. The paperback edition of the book was released on November 4th. He can be seen in The Billionaire Boys Club opposite Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts, Taron Egerton and Kevin Spacey. Written and directed by James Cox, the film follows a group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s who establish a “get rich quick”scam that turns deadly. He can also be seen in The Queen of Spain opposite Penelope Cruz, which was released November 25th in Spain, Sugar Mountain with Jason Momoa and Anna Hutchison and We Don’t Belong Here alongside Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin. Other film appearances include director Rob Reiner’s Being Charlie, which bowed at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews.

He also recently produced and wrote Elvis Nixon which starred Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon which was released by Bleeker Street. Elwes is also known for his roles in Academy Award winning films Glory, Days of Thunder and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, box-office hits Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar Liar and Saw, and the cult classic Robin Hood: Men In Tights. He has also played popular recurring roles in Golden Globe© and Emmy Award© winning television series “The X-Files,” and the highly rated comedy series “Psych.” Other TV credits include “Seinfeld” and the critically acclaimed miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon,” “Uprising,” “The Riverman” and “Pope John Paul II.” A native of London, Elwes currently resides in Los Angeles in with his family.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 248-9700

Daytona Beach Comic Con is this Sunday April 23rd!

This Sunday April 23, 2017 is the Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention

It will be held at Embery-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida. Admission at the door is $8. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM.


Some of the vendors are Earl ShawJustin WilsonTony HinesJohn TischlerJake BatesTidalwavecomics OwnerPablo OrdonePedro CruzDavid CorporonJim Carasells CollectiblesDavid McPikeSteve BaginskieDavid FinleySteven MyersDavid SalleDavid T AlexanderChristian GillispieAngelo CrawfordScott DoaneJay OlchakMark GmuerBruce Hughes,  Todd MerrickGeorge PintyeDoug OConnorDoug BerryMike KalesJoe TeggeGary ClarkRaymond SanabriaAaron MeaslesLeigh Hathaway WestonLisa PottsTerry MooreChris FossSteven WarrenEric SpeanburghPatty Harvey WollerEric WollerDaryll GunterLeah Butler Crawford..

For a full vendors list go to the web page HERE! 

TX – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM! Tickets available at the link…

In this live event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.

“I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art.

Today, as one of the most celebrated writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods, took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards—as did his bestselling young adult story, Coraline. Another children’s novel, The Graveyard Book, is the only work to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals – awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.

Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which has garnered a large number of accolades including nine Eisner Awards, was described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into “art.” Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the greatest epic in the history of the form, an issue of Sandman was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Two of Gaiman’s speeches have gone viral. One of them, “Make Good Art,” an inspiring commencement address from 2012, received 1.5 million views (Vimeo and YouTube), and proved so popular it was released as a book illustrated and designed by Chip Kidd.

A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading. He is a passionate advocate for books and libraries, and a supporter and former board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. His blog has more than a million regular readers, and more than two million people follow him on Twitter. Born in England, Gaiman lives in the United States and teaches at Bard College. He is married to artist/musician Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes
performs.

Neil Gaiman has been honored with numerous awards around the world. Altogether, he has received 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award, 2 Mythopoeic Awards, and 15 Eisner Awards. Other honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize (for his body of work), Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Defender of Liberty award, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts, one of the oldest American universities dedicated to the visual and performing arts and design.

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AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202

The Outsiders invades Spooky Empire


We’re very excited to add these two guests to our lineup! When PonyBoy and The Karate Kid want to come out to Spooky Empire, we can’t say no.

C. THOMAS HOWELL and RALPH MACCHIO will be at Spooky Empire next weekend, and this is your chance to meet them both in person, to celebrate the upcoming 35th anniversary of the classic film “The Outsiders”

C. THOMAS HOWELL kicked off his career with a small part (Tyler) in the classic “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”, but after his memorable performance as “Ponyboy Curtis” in “The Outsiders” he became one of the most popular young actors of the 80’s. He went on to star in many films and TV series including (for you horror fans) “The Hitcher” (1 & 2), “Red Dawn”, “Tank”, “Secret Admirer”, “Soulman”, “The Hillside Strangler”, and more recently “Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Southland”, “Torchwood” “24” and “Grimm”.

RALPH MACCHIO started out in commercials before his regular appearance on “Eight is Enough”. His career also took a jump after his appearance as “Johnny Cade” in the film “The Outsiders”. He went on to star in his most memorable role as “Daniel” in “The Karate Kid” series of films. He also starred in “Teachers”, “Crossroads”, “My Cousin Vinny”, and more recently had a recurring role on “Ugly Betty. He also joined the hit reality show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011.

Don’t miss out on this amazing appearance, and be sure to check out their Q&A for a special surprise.

Advance tickets and VIP are still available, and hotel reservations are limited but available. www.spookyempire.com

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Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (June 2017)

2017 Lake Effect Comic Book Convention

Convention Name
Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Convention Website Address
http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/04/2017
About This Convention
The Con is on! (again) A true comic book convention – this is our 8th annual! Without a doubt the most vintage comic books in one spot in northeast Ohio. Not only that, but guests galore. Check our website for details.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn East/Mentor
Reynolds Road Sate Rout 306
Mentor, Ohio 44060
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Bystander Group / Chris Lambert, Craig Boldman, Craig Tucker, CN Joy: Novels for comic book fans, Dan Gorman, Dave Nestler, David Kemp, Frank James Bailey, Jason Bascom, Mike Gustovich, Penny Baker, Ted Sikora, Tom Batiuk, and more to be announced.

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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Premiered at Anime Boston 2017

This past weekend saw Anime Boston, the northeast’s largest convention dedicated to anime, manga, and Japanese culture, held at the Hynes Convention Center. Several thousand otaku, the majority of which in cosplay, braved the cold and snow to mingle with their fellow fans. On Friday, a band named The Beach Episode, greeted con-goers with renditions of popular anime, video game, and cartoon theme songs such as The Legend of Zelda.

One of the highlights of this year’s show was the grand premiere of the English dub of the eagerly anticipated movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. Following the events of the popular television series, SAO: Ordinal Scale finds protagonists Kirito, Asuna, and their friends once again playing a video game, but this time instead of immersing themselves in a digital realm a new technology allows for enhanced reality where players engage in combat in the real world against virtual foes. Naturally, a sinister plot threatens them once again.

Special guest Cherami Leigh was on hand for a Q&A session in which she discussed her ten years of working in the voice acting industry. When asked about her experience making this movie and reprising the role of Asuna, Ms. Leigh said, “She goes through a lot of changes in the movie and her relationship with Kirito grows. You kind of see how much of a positive effect being in SAO series affected her.”

She went on to say that it spoke to real life issues in that many fans of games and animation are misunderstood by others in their lives who do understand their passion. “I think that something for people, specifically parents, who don’t think that games or anime can positively affect someone. There are things you learn about yourself, gain confidence levels, and things you didn’t know you had in when you’re playing once you step outside of yourself and realize, “I can do this.” A lot of the characters in the series realize this in the movie. So I hope that it opens people’s eyes that aren’t as accepting of anime or games.”

Cherami Leigh: voice of Asuna in Sword Art Online

In discussing the themes of technology taking over one’s life Ms. Leigh said, “But at the same time there’s that cautionary tale that’s been very prevalent with SAO of being careful with what technology is now able to do, like getting trapped in this virtual world or what it might do to our brains and the crazy things that happen. It’s definitely scary but it’s really cool and I was excited to work on it.”

She also mentioned that the recording sessions gave her a rare opportunity to collaborate with the Japanese creators, “I watched it subbed and met the creative team from Japan and they were able to guide me in some of my recording sessions which is very rare to have the director, Tomohiko Ito, present. He told me about the process of recording in Japan and there were a couple of moments he said he wanted to be sure were exactly right for this version. It was great to have our English writer/director, Alex von David, and the Japanese creative team working together.”

Fellow voice actor Patrick Seitz, who plays Agil in SAO, was also a guest of Anime Boston 2017. He said following the screening, “The SAO fans were really hyped for this movie. It’s great to see that reaction and that the fanbase is still so strong after all these years. I liked that the movie was an original story continued the series and not a rehash of previous episodes.”

Ms. Leigh was quick to point out that one does not have to any prior knowledge to enjoy the movie. “They did a really great job with the movie because you don’t have to have seen the entire series in order to watch (it). “You can pick up with the movie and they’ll do some exposition to catch you up on what you might have missed. My husband hadn’t seen much of the series when he watched the movie (in its original Japanese) and it didn’t affect his awareness or catching up with the story at all.”

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale hits theaters on April 22, 2017. For further information, please go to their website: sao-movie.net/us

 

 

Tampa Bay Comic Con goes Underworld!

Kate Beckinsale will be a guest at the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con!

Kate is best known for her leading role as Selene in the Underworld film series. Appearing Saturday only.

To pre-order tickets for the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con, please visit: www.tampabaycomiccon.com.

Iron Mike visits MegaCon!

Pop culture icon Mike Tyson joins the line-up!
Meet the World Heavyweight Champion & star of The Hangover at #MegaCon17!

www.MegaConOrlando.com

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