Hasbro to host its first convention…HASCON!

First ever Hasbro lead HASCON hits September 8-10, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

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About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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Waxacon (November 2017)

Waxacon

Convention Name
Waxacon
Convention Website Address
http://www.waxacon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/19/2017
About This Convention
A hometown convention held at the Waxahachie Civic Center just south of Dallas at I-35E and HWY 287. Focussed on local Texas artists, vendors, cosplayers, and guests. Events like speed dating, MTG tournament, Trivia, and special VIP events and private lounge. Plenty of Hotels and restaurants . Free Parking. Food trucks.
Venue Name and Address
Waxacon
2000 Civic Center dr
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Miltos Yerolemou, Corin Nemec, Olivia Hack, Tamsen McDonough, Jeff Teravainen, Chuck Huber, Steven Brust, and more plus local cosplayers.

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (November 2017)

Clandestine Comics

Convention Name
Comic Book and non-sports card show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomcis.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/05/2017
About This Convention
Maryland’s longest running Comic Book show is a traditional show with vendors selling Vintage Comics to the most recent books. Dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic region will be setting up selling-trading-buying comics, non-sports cards, CCG, Trades, supplies, original art and much more…
Show runs from 10am3pm and admission is $5 children under 12 are free.
Venue Name and Address
Radisson Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Maryland 21093
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Summer Fever Toy Show 2017 (July 2017)

Convention Name
Summer Fever Toy Show 2017
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyshows.org
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/23/2017
About This Convention
  On Sunday, July, 23, 2017. ToyShows.org returns to Pennsylvania with the Summer Fever Toy Show, Located at the Event Center by Cornerstone, in Eagle Fire Hall, 46 N. Sugan Road, New Hope, Pa. 18938
This is our second Summer Fever Toy Show, It will feature over 80 plus tables of collectible and antique toys. Vendors from up and down the east coast will be selling toys from all eras new and old. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 9:00am Admission. free parking. Rain or shine events. ToyShows.org will return to the Nur Shrine Temple, in New Castle. Delaware on Sunday, August, 27th, 2017 for our first Delaware Punk Rock Flea Market. For map or information on attending or participating in this show. Please go to our web site: www.toyshows.org or Call: 856-302-3606
Venue Name and Address
Event Center by Cornerstone, in Eagle Fire Hall
46 N. Sugan Road,
New Hope, Pa 18938
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles

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Hydra Comic Con (June 2017)

Hydra Comic Con

Convention Name
Hydra Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.hydracomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/17/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/18/2017
About This Convention
Hydra Comic Con is a comic convention at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA this June 1718. Join us for a ton of fun for the whole family featuring amazing artists and their art, creativity-centric programming and shopping galore!
Venue Name and Address
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
SVETLANA CHMAKOVA, JONNY CRUZ, DSPSTANKY, DEREK FRIDOLFS, CHRIS MARRINAN, EVIL TED SMITH, CATHERINE TABER, JOE WEEMS

Hydra Comic Con

Ocala Comic Con (June 2017)

Ocala Comic Con

Convention Name
Ocala Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.ocalacomiccon.com/home.html
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/10/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2017
About This Convention
Vendors, Artists, Panels, Video Game Tournaments, Cosplay Contest, Music, Official After Party and more! You are not going to want to miss out on this weekend of fun.

Froggy Fresh will be having one of his first LIVE performance at this year’s Ocala Comic Con. A great Family event! Children 10 and under are FREE.

Venue Name and Address
3600 SW 36th Ave
Ocala, Florida 34474
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
2,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Todd Haberkorn, Eric Vale, Jeremy Palko, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Rob Hunter, Mitsuhiro Arita, Jason Sobol, Larry Watts, Jenifer Ann, Danielle Denicola, and MANY MORE!

Ocala

Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part 6 (June 2017)

Sci-Fi Valley Con logo

Convention Name
Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part 6
Convention Website Address
http://www.scifivalleycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/09/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2017
About This Convention
Sci-Fi Valley Con will be returning to Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 911, 2017 at the Blair County Convention Center for our 6th annual science fiction convention.

Over 6,000 fans traveled from around the Pennsylvania and the surrounding states to attend our even more successful 2016 show. Our convention center has 115,000 square feet of space with over 300+ exhibitors. In 2017, we will be focusing strongly on Workshops and Demos. We want our attendees to watch and interact with builders in our fun and educational Workshops. In addition, we have one of the largest retro video game console rooms with over 35 different home video game systems from their birth to now. We also have a costume contest, charity auction, charity quick sketches, guest panels, film festival, movie cars, guest appearances, and much more!

We are so proud to have such loyal, amazing followers that help make each show a huge success! The turnout and support from the fans was bigger and better than we even imagined possible.

Mission Statement:
Our mission at Sci-Fi Valley Con is to enhance the community by providing a high quality, family oriented convention showcasing the work of many talented individuals.
We strive to ensure that all our visitors have a first rate experience by submerging them in their passion for all things science fiction, fantasy, horror, and alternative history.
Our commitment to grow, develop and expand Sci-Fi Valley Con is of the utmost importance. Science fiction is the imagined future that has not yet been realized.

Venue Name and Address
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Bob Gunton, Dameon Clarke, David Eddings, Donald Fullilove, Harry Waters, Jeffrey Weissman, Martin Klebba, Nicholas Brendon, Tatyana Yassukovich

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Haverhill Library Comic Con Returns on May 20th

Press Release:

The Haverhill Public Library’s annual comic con will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM! It’s FREE and for all ages! We have an amazing line up of guests artists, authors, and artisans coming! See list below!

There will be presentations on different aspects of the comic world from Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, James A Moore, and Steve Bissette; a presentation on women in anime by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe; and a D&D Game Master workshop presented by David Welsh! Children’s activities will include face painting, various crafts, a superhero scavenger hunt, and the ducky derby in our pool! We will also have a costume contest with a winner in three age groups: kid, teen, adult. Please remember that this is a family friendly event so all costumes should be tasteful and appropriate, and please no realistic looking weapons.

Announced guests so far:

Steve Bissette
Christopher Golden
Tom Sniegoski
James A Moore
Craig Rousseau
Jason Ciaramella
Ian Chase Nichols
Ed Dukeshire
Kristi McDowell
Jesse Lundberg
Greg Moutafis
Fiona’s Fright Shoppe
Lindsay Moore
Jennie Wood
David Welsh
Aaron Bolduc
Jimmy Curtis
Jay Kennedy
Andy Arnott
Colleen’s Crafting Corner
Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

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Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-1586

SPOOKY EMPIRE EXPANDS WITH WICKED ADDITION OF SPOOKY DAY IN THE PARKS

SPOOKY EMPIRE EXPANDS WITH WICKED ADDITION OF SPOOKY DAY IN THE PARKS

A New Event by the Creators of Spooky Empire for a Weekend of Villainy Fun 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce the addition of a new event:  Spooky Day In The Parks. Coming to Central, FL this Fall on September 22 – 23, 2017, Spooky Day in the Parks is a two-day meet up event for fans that have a “villainous” side. The weekend taking place throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort, will include a mixture of Theme Park gatherings, Special VIP events, a “Bizarre” full of merchandise to fulfill their dark side, art exhibit, fashion show, and much more to be announced.

This is an opportunity for fans to gather and celebrate their favorite Disney villains and haunted attractions. Not to mention a chance to step out in your best ghoulish garb. Attendees are encouraged to express themselves through Disney bounding or wicked attire, but do keep in mind this is not a costume or cosplay event. Be it dark or fun, guests will be able to showcase their personal style and materialize for this spirited event.

“We wanted to combine the Spooky Empire brand with our love for Disney. It was only natural to combine the two and honor the villains and haunted theme park attractions,” said the owners of Spooky Empire “We are so excited to see this inaugural event come to life.”

Meet-ups during the event will happen at multiple locations around Walt Disney World:

  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (central location)
  • Magic Kingdom® Park
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
  • With more to be announced

Ticket packages will be announced soon.

Rooms are available at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for a discounted price of $199 per night. Rooms can be reserved by visiting our website SpookyDayInTheParks.com

Spooky Day in the Parks is not associated with Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, or Magic Kingdom® Park. Spooky Day in the Parks works closely with Disney to insure all park rules and regulations regarding attire are followed.

For more information about Spooky Day in the Parks, visit www.spookydayintheparks.com.Follow them on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and for style-inspiration Pinterest.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.spookyempire.com.Follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire has grown to become one of the largest genre conventions in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

MA – FCBD: Christopher Golden Signing

Author Christopher Golden speaks and signs at the Billerica Public Library at 3:00 PM on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Christopher Golden is a New York Times bestselling author of horror, fantasy, and suspense novels for adults and teens, as well as a writer of comic books and video games.

A lifelong fan of the ‘team-up,’ Golden frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. He co-wrote the illustrated novel Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of multiple novels, as well as comic book miniseries such as Talent and The Sisterhood, both currently in development as feature films. With actress Amber Benson, Golden co-created the online animated series Ghosts of Albion and co-wrote the book series of the same name. He has also partnered with author Charlaine Harris and artist Don Kramer to create the Cemetery Girl graphic novels.

Golden is known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and videogames in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others. He is also writing a series of Sons of Anarchy novels.

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Billerica Public Library
15 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821
(978) 671-0948

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