The South Texas Collectors Expo returns to the Laredo Civic Center on Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th. The event runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days and admission is $5.00 per day or a special two day pass can be purchased for $8.00 on Saturday. The show will feature a wide variety of collectibles to include comics, toys, sports collectibles, steampunk jewelry, autographed memorabilia, tournaments, anime/manga and many other types of collectibles related to pop culture.
Special guests for this event will include Cindy Morgan from Tron, Caddy Shack, Falcon’s Crest and many other movies and television series and Carel Struycken, who has a long list of credits, such as the Addams Family Movies, where Carel played the role of Lurch. Carel also appeared in Men in Black, Star Trek the Next Generation, Witches of Eastwick and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club. Making a special appearance on Sunday only will be Felix Silla, Cousin Itt from the Original Addams Family Television Series, Buck Rogers, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The original Planet of the Apes and many other television and movie roles. Reggie “Sweet” Johnson who was a three time world champion boxer will also appear on Saturday and Sunday. Johnson’s notable opponents have included Antonio Tarver, Roy Jones Jr and James Toney.
The South Texas Collectors Expo will also be host to a Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, a video game tournament hosted by INation Gaming which will include a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Tournament, a Mortal Kombat Tournament and a Super Smash Brawl Tournament. Also making their appearance at the South Texas Collectors Expo this weekend is Paragon’s Cross a Live Action Role Playing (LARPing) organization who will also being holding demonstrations and tournament over the course of the weekend.
The South Texas Collectors Expo will also be announcing some of the guests that are scheduled to appear in September for the South Texas Collectors Expo: THE BIG SHOW.
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|One of the fastest growning Comic Cons and Sports Collectible Shows in the United States. We are truly an international show, with our show taking place one mile away from the US Mexico border. We have vendors coming in from the Southern United States and Northern Mexico. Special guest for this upcoming show are Peter Mayhew, Felix Silla, Dan Pastorini, Ted Johnson, Carlo Barberi, Ben Dunn, Andrew Mangum, Sam De La Rosa and many other artist.|
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|Laredo Civic Center
2400 San Bernardo Avenue
Laredo, Texas 78045
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|Peter Mayhew, Felix Silla, Carlo Barberi, Sam De La Rosa, Ben Dunn, Dan Pastorini, Ted Johnson and more!|
|Convention||Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo|
|About This Convention:||Open to the Public:
Thursday, 10pm-12am Early Bird Preview night only!
Friday 2:00pm (1:00pm Early Bird) to 7:30pm
Sat 10:00am (9:30 am Early Bird) to 7:00pm
Sun. 10:00am (9:00am Early Bird) to 4:00pm
Charity Celebrity Breakfast Sat. 8:00am-9:00am
Charity Auction to be held on Saturday, Sept 11th, please see the website for details.
Special Advance Admission Price of only $ 10.00 for ALL FOUR DAYS! Please order through the website or by check or money order.A FREE GIFT while supplies last!
Pay at the door admission will be available at $ 10.00 per person per day.
Children under age 10 are free!
Other programming includes but not limited to : An artist class by Randy Martinez, Life-size fully functional robots including some of your favorite characters from classic to contemporary movies and TV shows!
Also, be sure to pick up a Treasure Chest of Art- a benefit project that offers you a treasure chest of 50 pieces of original art in trading card size, for less than $ 8.00 per card- over 300 artists globally participating in this wonderful project! See the website to pre-order one- there are only 100 in the edition and are selling quickly. Famous artists include but not limited to Ken Kelly, Chris Achilleos & Billy Dee Williams! Please note that the project is also officially approved by Lucasfilms for Star Wars images! The Treasure Chests will be available at the Expo on Sept 9th. While supplies last, so order yours today! Charity toy drive! Please bring a sealed new toy or card set for the Treasure Chest Foundation and receive a free gift, while supplies last.
Watch the website for up to the minute details as they are revealed!
Charity events to benefit the Pediatric Oncolgy Treasure Chest Foundation. www.treasurechest.org.
|Convention Guests||Tanya Roberts, Marie Wallace,Erin Moran,Terry Moore, Larry Thomas, Carroll Spinney, Scott L Schwartz, Felix Silla,Jon Provost, Bonnie Piesse, Artist Guests include:Ken Kelly, Chris Achilleos, Katie Cook,Warren Martineck, John Czop, Leah Mangue, Jessica Hickman, Darla Ecklund,Dave Dorman, Alex Alderete, Jeff Clark, Alsn Dyson, Chris Gutierez, Tess Fowler, Tom Kelly, Jim Kyle, Mark McHaley, Randy Martinez, Denise Vasquez, Kevin Leen, Tony Miello, Steven Miller, Trevor Mueller, Don Pedicini Jr, Brett Pinson, Corbett Vanoni, Tom Jozwiak, Russell Lissau, More updates to come!|
|Venue Name||Holiday Inn & Suites|
|Venue Address||150 S Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL 60188
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||100|
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|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||- Collectibles
– Comic Books
– Science Fiction and Fantasy