3rd Annual Boston Comic Con Cosplay Parade

Boston Comic Con Costume Parade  2013

Press Release:

Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, Newbury Comics and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are teaming up for the third annual pre-convention Boston Comic Con Parade & Costume Contest at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  The contest is open to the public and will feature a costume parade around Quincy Market and prizes for the top three adult winners. New this year, the contest will also feature a special Kids Category.  The 2015 Boston Comic Con will be held July 31, August 1 and August 2 at Seaport World Trade Center.

Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Super Hero, comic book character, and beyond (all costumes should be family friendly.)  The contest, hosted by Cosplay Event Organizer star Pat Covey, will kick off with a “Costume Parade” around Quincy Market, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort. The Parade will also feature Cosplay star and 2015 Boston Comic Con guest Bellechere. Boston Comic Con will also host its annual Costume Contest “Cosplay” during the Convention on Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Judges include the winner of last year’s Parade & Costume Contest Justin Aucoin of Boston who won 1st place dressed as Edward Kenway of Assassin’s Creed and representatives from Newbury Comics, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston Comic Con.

*Prizes*

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and Kids Category will be awarded.  1st place winner will receive two three-day passes to Boston Comic Con. 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort.  3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics.  Winner of the Kids Category will receive two one-day passes to Boston Comic Con!

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

Contestants should RSVP through Event Brite. Registration to enter the Parade and Costume Contest will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Dick’s Last Resort. The parade will begin at 12:15 p.m. and the final winners will be announced at 12:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and contestants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.  Adults and children of all ages are welcome to compete! RSVPs required only for contestants, not for spectators.

JUDGING:
Judges will include representatives from Newbury Comics at Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace  and Boston Comic Con.

Facebook event page at the link…

WHERE:
Dick’s Last Resort
4 North Market Street
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA

For general inquiries please call 617-646-1067

About Newbury Comics

Newbury Comics, a longtime exhibitor at Boston Comic Con, will be located at the Boston Comic Con Exhibition area in the Seaport World Trade Center.  Newbury Comics will be giving out free promotional items at Boston Comic Con so stop by and visit their booth!  Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall Marketplace store is located in the North Market building and is one of 28 stores all based in New England.  Newbury Comics is independently owned and operated by its original founder for more than 30 years and specializes in music, movies and pop culture goods.

About Dick’s Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Dick’s is located in the Historic Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.  It’s just a napkin’s throw away from the Harbor and the Boston Aquarium. Stop by and let yer hair down, enjoy some grub or toss back a few cold ones on our rockin’ patio.  It’s all in fun at Dick’s in Boston, so come see why Dick has been infamous since the rowdy times began in 1993.

About Boston Comic Con 

The 9th Annual Boston Comic Con will host a three-day convention at the Seaport World Trade Center Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Boston Comic Con enters its 9th year with comic industry icon Stan Lee, co- creator of Marvel Comics, leading the celebrity appearances over the three-day convention.  Lee, 92, former president and chairman of Marvel Comics and co-creator of superheroes Spider Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and the X-Men, will appear at the convention on all three days. Other celebrity guests include Gillian Anderson of “The X Files,” Billie Piper of “Doctor Who,” Hayley Atwell of Marvel’s “Agent Carter,” Thomas Jane of The Punisher, Robin Lord Taylor of the hit television show “Gotham,” Brett Dalton of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Manu Bennett of the hit TV series Arrow and Elvira, the one and only Mistress of the Dark.  Celebrities will participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and autograph signings throughout the three-day convention.  New this year is an opening kick-off party and “Drink and Draw” where comic book artists are on hand to literally drink and draw for their fans. Both events are complimentary for Boston Comic Con ticket holders and will be held on Friday evening, July 31 at the Seaport World Trade Center Head House Concourse. Other events include: 2nd annual Cosplay dinner cruise, an after-party at Laugh Boston, a comic film festival, a comic art auction on Saturday, August 1 with proceeds going to the Mike Wieringo scholarship fund for aspiring comic artists, and the annual Boston Comic Con Cosplay Costume Contest will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are only being sold online through Boston Comic Con. There will be no tickets purchased at the door.

Boston Comic Con 2014 Kicks Off with Cosplay Parade

Boston Comic Con Costume Parade  2013

Press Release:

Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, Newbury Comics, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are teaming up for the second annual pre-convention Boston Comic Con Costume Contest on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. The contest is open to the public and will feature a costume parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace and prizes for the top three winners. Boston Comic Con will be held August 8-10, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero, comic book character, and beyond (all costumes should be family friendly). The contest will kick off with a “Costume Parade” around Quincy Market, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort (Boston Comic Con will also host its annual Costume Contest “Cosplay” during the Convention on Sunday, August 10th at 4:00 pm at the Seaport World Trade Center)

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded. 1st place winner will receive two VIP passes to the three day Boston Comic Con ($240 value that includes a limited-edition T-shirt). The 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort. The 3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics.

Costume contestants should arrive at Dick’s Last Resort at 11:45 am to check in and register. The parade will begin at 12:15 pm and the final winners will be announced at 12:45 pm. Judges will include representatives from Newbury Comics at Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace  and Boston Comic Con.

akubert-boston-lg-2014The event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and contestants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to compete!

RSVP on Facebook!

About Newbury Comics
Newbury Comics, a longtime exhibitor at Boston Comic Con, will be located at the Boston Comic Con Exhibition area in the Seaport World Trade Center. Newbury Comics will be giving out free promotional items at Boston Comic Con so stop by and visit their booth! Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall Marketplace store is located in the North Market building and is one of 28 stores all based in New England. Newbury Comics is independently owned and operated by its original founder for more than 30 years and specializes in music, movies and pop culture goods.

About Dick’s Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Dick’s is located in the Historic Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. It’s just a napkin’s throw away from the Harbor and the Boston Aquarium. Stop by and let yer hair down, enjoy some grub or toss back a few cold ones on our rockin’ patio. It’s all in fun at Dick’s in Boston, so come see why Dick has been infamous since the rowdy times began in 1993.

About Boston Comic Con
The 8th Annual Boston Comic Con will host a three-day convention at the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. A-list celebrities from the genres of science fiction fantasy, horror and beyond will participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops and autograph signings throughout the convention, alongside 200+ comic book creators from the local region and beyond. In addition, a Comic Book film festival will be held throughout the weekend and a Comic Book art auction will be held on Sunday, August 10. New this year, a third day was added on Friday, August 8, first Cosplay Harbor and the official “after party” at Laugh Boston on Saturday, August 9, and a limited number of VIP entry tickets on the convention’s first day at 1 p.m. August 8, one hour before general admission. Celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones,” John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and Arrow,” Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel,” Katie Cassidy of “Arrow,” Eve Myles of “Torchwood,” Jewel Staite of “Firefly,”Sam Witwer of “Being Human” and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC.

Boston Comic Con Hosts Costume Contest at Faneuil Hall

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, and Newbury Comics are teaming up for the first pre-convention Boston Comic Con Costume Contest, being held at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  The contest will raise awareness and excitement about Boston Comic Con’s upcoming two-day comic book Convention to be held August 3-4 at Seaport World Trade Center.

Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Super Hero, comic book character, and beyond (all costumes should be family friendly).  The contest will kick off with a “Costume Parade” around Quincy Market, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort (Boston Comic Con will also host its annual Costume Contest “Cosplay” during the Convention on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center)

*Prizes*

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded.  1st place winner will receive a two, two-day passes to Boston Comic Con ($80 value) and a limited-edition T-shirt (priceless) 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort.  3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics.

WHEN:   Wednesday, July 31, 2013

11:45 a.m  – 1 p.m.

 

Costume contestants will be asked to arrive at Dick’s Last Resort at 11:45 a.m. to check in and register.  The parade will begin shortly after 12 p.m. and the final winners will be announced at 12:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.  However, space is limited and contestants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.  Adults and children of all ages are welcome to compete!

JUDGING:   Judges will include representatives from Newbury Comics at Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace  and Boston Comic Con.

 

WHERE: Dick’s Last Resort

4 North Market Street
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA

For general inquiries please call 617-646-1066

About Newbury Comics

Newbury Comics, a longtime exhibitor at Boston Comic Con, will be located at the Boston Comic Con Exhibition area in the Seaport World Trade Center.  Newbury Comics will be giving out free promotional items at Boston Comic Con so stop by and visit their booth !  Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall Marketplace store is located in the North Market building and is one of 28 stores all based in New England.  Newbury Comics is independently owned and operated by its original founder for more than 30 years and specializes in music, movies and pop culture goods.

About Dick’s Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Dick’s is located in the Historic Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.  It’s just a napkin’s throw away from the Harbor and the Boston Aquarium. Stop by and let yer hair down, enjoy some grub or toss back a few cold ones on our rockin’ patio.  It’s all in fun at Dick’s in Boston, so come see why Dick has been infamous since the rowdy times began in 1993.

About Boston Comic Con

The 7th Annual Boston Comic Con on Aug. 3-4 at the Seaport World Trade Center features celebrity appearances by Laurie Holden of “The Walking Dead,” Kristen Bauer of “True Blood,” and actors Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman of “The Hobbit,” as well as The Artist Alley with over 200 well-known and local guest comic book creators and comic book merchants from across the Northeast. Boston Comic Con also features a two-day film festival which will showcase feature and short films from local and national independent filmmakers on Saturday and zombie themed films on Sunday, a costume contest hosted by ‘Cosplay ‘ favorite, Yaya Han, and a two-day Magic The Gathering tournament.

Additionally, on Saturday night Aug 3, from 5pm to 7pm, Boston Comic Con will feature a Comic Book Art Auction which will donate a portion of its proceeds to The Boston One Fund, in support of Boston Marathon victims and to the Mike Wieringo Scholarship Fund for aspiring comic book artists studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design.