MA – An Evening with Tony DiTerlizzi

Author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi visits An Unlikely Story on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM to discuss being an imaginative kid and how that turned into his becoming an imaginative adult. Tony and Jeff Kinney (Diary of A Wimpy Kid) will talk about their books and their creative process followed by a Q & A and book signing.

ABOUT TONY:
Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

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An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

Dee Snider Rocks Spooky Empire

What do you want to do with your life?!

We want to ROCK…at Spooky Empire, and our first guest is no stranger to rock n roll!

We’re thrilled to announce that DEE SNIDER will be joining us April 21-23 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive.

Go Retro with DEE SNIDER..front man for the legendary band “Twisted Sister”, and star of the film “Strangeland” as the iconic character “Capt Howdy”.

Advance tickets and VIP packages are now available for April. Hotel reservations are open and moving fast. The Wyndham has a special rate of $119/night when you mention “Spooky Empire“. Visit our site at www.spookyempire.com

Plastic City Comic Con (July 2017)

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Convention Name
Plastic City Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.PlasticCityComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/29/2017
About This Convention
Plastic City Comic Con is the premier event for comics, toys and pop culture fans in North Central Massachusetts! Saturday July 29, 2017 10AM – 6PM at the Wallace Civic Center 1000 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Jam packed with comic artists, writers, creators, and vendors! Admission $2, Kids 12 and under FREE, Parking is also FREE! Big convention experience at home town prices!
Venue Name and Address
Wallace Civic Center || 1000 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guests TBA! Check our website listings!

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RocCon! (September 2017)

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Convention Name
RocCon! Rochesters ComicCon & Pop Culture Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.roccon.net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/08/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/10/2017
About This Convention
A mutli-genre convention featuring Comic Books, Anime, Sci-Fi & Gaming!
Many panel rooms! Guest panels in our wonderful 1800 seat theatre!
Venue Name and Address
Kodak Event Center
200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14615
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
4,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
JEREMY BULLOCH! BOBA FETT FROM “STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!” DENISE CROSBY! ” Tasha Yar in Star Trek Next Generation and Mary in “The Walking Dead”, “Pet Seminary” PATRICIA QUINN! MAGENTA FROM “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” Original Movie version DAVID YOST! “Billy Cranston”, the Original BLUE Power Ranger! GLEN MORSHOWER: “Aaron Pierce” in 24, General Lane in SuperGirl Multiple Comic Book Artists Including Mark Sparacio and many others!

GatorCon in West Palm Beach on May 13th!

Gatorcon copyFrom the Creators of RocCon! & Central PA ComicCon..both successful shows in the 3K-4K attendance range…….
It’s GatorCon! A full day of Comics & Pop Culture fun on Saturday May 13th, 2017 from 10am to 6pm  at the Hilton Airport, West Palm Beach!

150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL · (561) 684-9400
We start all our shows with one day the 1st year and expand from there. This model has worked for us,our vendors and attendees so we stay with what works! It’s that’s simple.
Come get in on the ground floor of Florida’s Newest show!  You can always count on tons of advertising, great guests, moderately priced food, lots of parking and most of all, fun panels to keep people there all day!
VENDOR SIGN UP LINK
OUR VENUE! 
The Beautiful Airport Hilton
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach!

We have taken up all their Ballroom and Breakout Room space to accommodate
Vendors and Attendees alike!  Tons of free parking!

THE BEST PART? The hotel is adding a ballroom giving us room to grow for at least the next year or two of the show!  In the meantime, we have the Main Ballroom and breakout space!
If you are coming from a distance or just want to stay over for a different reason…..the Hilton has given us  a $99.00 Group Rate for a Single or Double FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS for attendees and vendors.  We have 20 set aside, get yours while they last!
There is a moderately priced restaurant on the premises along with a snack bar and a bar area for after the show!
Tons of parking for vendors and attendees alike.
Vendor space is limited and a great value!  All our prior shows have started with no less than 1500 attendance….we are expecting at least the same with GatorCon!
SPACES AVAILABLE:  1 CORNER 10X1010 ($150) , 7 10X10’S ($125), 6 8X8’S ($99)AND 14 individual 8ft tables at $75.00.
Signup for your space before they’re gone at www.gatorcon.net

Questions?  Email us anytime at akentertainny@aol.com. or Monday-Friday between 9-5 at 585-317-4046

SPECIAL GUESTS SO FAR WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

WELCOME CHRISTOPER DOOHAN TO GATORCON!

 As a child, Chris spent time on the sets of the original series with his father, James “Scotty” Doohan. At 19 years old, Chris was asked to be in the first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was only the beginning of several appearances on that beloved ship. His most recent credited Trek movie role put him in the transporter room of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness”, which followed his appearance in the directors first “Star Trek” in 2009, where Chris shared the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg.

Chris is currently playing “Scotty” in the critically acclaimed, award winning web series, Star Trek Continues and also voices the character of Scotty on the popular game, Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.

COMIC BOOK GUEST OF HONOR:  MARK SPARACIO!

 Successful illustrator Mark Sparacio studied sequential art for three years under the legendary Will Eisner recognized as the creator of the graphic novel at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. While still in school, Sparacio received his first contract job to do a painting for the movie poster for the United Artist film, The Draughtsman’s Contract. This opportunity resulted in a long run as a freelance illustrator for the advertising industry.   When the market for illustration collapsed, the door opened for Sparacio to return to the medium that is his first lovecomic books. In addition to painting covers for Billy Tucci’s Shi, D.C. Comic’s Green Lantern, Comics Buyer’s Guide and Alter Ego, Sparacio has also worked for Marvel Comics, painting covers for Heroes for Hire as well as covers for the Comics Values Annual from 2007 and 2008, and The Overstreet Price Guide for the same two years.
Sparacio recently completed the interior sequential pencils for issue #34 of Jonah Hex, along with painted covers for a new six issue Sgt. Rock mini-series being released by DC Comics. He has also done paintings for card sets for UpperDeck /DC Comics and for Topps Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids.
In addition to handling the illustrations for No Quarter, Sparacio is currently penciling and doing painted covers for the new, on-going series Captain Action from Moonstone Comics, based on the classic Ideal Toys action figure (written by former X-Men writer Fabian Nicieza).  Mark is constantly developing new ideas and creating the corresponding artworkFor more information, please visit Mark Sparacio’s website: www.marksparacio.com
OTHER ARTIST GUESTS OF HONOR TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Visit www.gatorcon.net for more information!

TerrifiCon (August 2017)

TerrifiCon Connecticut's number 1 comic con at Mohegan Sun

Convention Name
TerrifiCon – Connecticut’s #1 Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.terrificon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/18/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/20/2017
About This Convention
TERRIFICON® returns on AUGUST 18-20, 2017, with MORE guests, MORE surprises and MORE fun at Connecticut’s BEST Hotel and Convention Center – MOHEGAN SUN! Featuring the largest gathering of legendary comic book creators in the Nutmeg State!

Once again, BIG FEDORA MARKETING, LLC is producing the Connecticut’s #1 comic book convention for fans of; comics and their creators, actors from superhero, sci-fi, horror shows and films! Plus the best shopping for comic books, artwork, pop-culture memorabilia and gaming goods.

Finally, TERRIFICON has the State’s coolest COSPLAYERS and don’t forget our famous after con activities! It’s 3 full days of non-stop, family-fun at MOHEGAN SUN!

There are a lot of comic cons out there, but there is only one TERRIFIC COMIC CON — TERRIFICON

Venue Name and Address
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
20,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
ADAM WEST, BURT WARD, MARV WOLFMAN, GEORGE PEREZ, JERRY ORDWAY, MIKE DECARLO, CHRIS GIARRUSSO, already announced, over 60 guests scheduled from the comic book and film imdustry

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Connecticut Gamer Con (April 2017)

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Convention Name
Connecticut Gamer Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.ctgamercon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/02/2017
About This Convention
Connecticut’s Terrific Gamer Convention (ct gamer con) – The area’s new Game And Cosplay Con for Video Games and More!

Join us for competitive video gaming (esports) for cool prizes, free play of your favorites! Retro-Gaming, Arcade classics and Pinball – its all here!

PLUS – CT GAMER CON is also a celebration of MAGIC the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer and more! Sit down with your friends and play your favorite Tabletop and RPG games all weekend at the spacious MOHEGAN SUN Convention Center!

Get ready to shop for Awesome Artwork, Gaming Supplies, Statues, Action Figures, FUNKO POPS, Anime Collectibles, Cool Clothes and more in our Dealer Showcase

Finally, dress as your favorite character in our Cosplay contest on Saturday. Be the hero you always wanted to be from your favorite game,
sci-fi or fantasy film or TV show!

LIVE MUSIC ON SATURDAY NIGHT!

Venue Name and Address
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
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
Gaming
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles

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Collectorfest Comic-Con and Fan-Fest (July 2017)

Convention Name
Collectorfest Comic-con & Fan-Fest
Convention Website Address
http://www.thecollectorfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2017
About This Convention
Attention True Believers::
Coming to the world famous 2300 Arena on Saturday July 15th 2017….
The Collectorfest Comic-Con & Fan-Fest!!
From Comic Books to Action Figures, Star Wars to Star Trek, Marvel to DC and everything in-between. Collectorfest descends on to Philadelphia bringing a day of fun for the entire family! Celebrity guests, Cosplay contests, Comic Artists, and plenty of surprises for everyone. This all goes down this summer!! Doors open at 10am sharp, tell your friends, bring the family for a day you will never forget! Look for blockbuster announcements regarding collectorfest in the coming months!! Mark your calendars, Collectorfest debuts July 15th 2017!!!
Venue Name and Address
2300 arena
2300 S Swanson ST
Philadelphia, PA 19148
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

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Chicago Pop Culture Con (November 2017)

Chicago Pop Culture Con

Convention Name
Chicago Pop Culture Con
Convention Website Address
https://chicagopopculturecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/25/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/26/2017
About This Convention
Chicago Pop Culture Con is a multi-genre convention of Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, Anime, Horror Films, TV/MOVIE MEMORABILIA, Steampunk, Autographs, Super Heroes, Anime, Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Horror, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, Non Sports Cards, Vintage Music Memorabilia, Publishers & Artist Convention – but open to anything fan-related!
When and Where
November 25 & 26, 2017 – held at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, IL.
Venue Name and Address
Pheasant Run Mega Center
4051 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBD

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Salt Lake Comic Con (September 2017)

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Convention Name
Salt Lake Comic Con 2017
Convention Website Address
http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/21/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2017
About This Convention
Salt Lake Comic Con returns to the Salt Palace September 21 through September 23, 2017.
This year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.
Join more than 120,000 other attendees and immerse yourself in a weekend full of comic books, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, horror, Hollywood, anime and other pop culture phenomena.
Come find out why Stan Lee called Salt Lake Comic Con “the greatest comic con in the world!”
Venue Name and Address
100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
United States
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Projected Attendance
120,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guests will be announced soon.

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