ComicCon-ing: Cons from Across the Country This Weekend

Each week we try to spotlight a few cons from across the country that feature guests from our fandoms. We try to focus on the guests these conventions bring and mainly on our favorite fandoms.  

The IC Collectors Convention: This collectors convention in Tennessee has some great guests considering it is primarily a collecotrs convention. Guests include:

  • Star Trek: William Shatner, Marina Sirtis, Rene Auberjonois, John de Lancie
  • Star Wars:  Chris Bunn, Gerald Home, Corey Dee Williams, Stephen Constantino, Julius Lefore, Bern Collaco, David Stone

Plus there will panels led by Steve Sansweet from Rancho Obi-Wan and Jim Searingen from Kenner Toys.  If you love collecting, especially Star Wars collecting, this is the convention for you.

Keystone Comic Con: This Philadelphia convention this is a new con. ReedPOP, the same people that put on Star Wars Celebration, is putting on this con. This con will be September 14-16 at the Philadelpphia Convention Center, which means stop by the Reading Terminal and get some donuts.  You will not be disappointed. Guests include:

  • Buffy/Angel: Amy Acker
  • The Office: Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Leslie David Baker, Oscar Nunez
  • Doctor Who: Catherine Tate, John Barrowman,
  • Voice Actors: Kevin Conroy, John Barrowman, Phil Lamarr, Rob Paulsen, Troy Baker, Maruice Lamrche, Grey Delisle
  • Star Wars: Ray Park

They also have some great wrestling guests and True Blood actors as well. They will also have some great comic creators appearing such as Chris Claremont (X-Men), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), Fred Van Lente (Comic Book History of Comics), Greg Capullo (Batman), Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man), Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans), Heidi McDonald (founder of The Comics Beat), and Alitha Martinez (Black Panther: World of Wakanda).

Cincinnati Comic Expo: The Duke Enegy Convention Center in Cincinnati will host this con.  Celebrity guests include:

  • Game of Thrones: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Arrowverse: Manu Bennett, Katrina Law
  • Star Wars: Paul Blake, Peter Mayhew, Michael Bell,
  • Star Trek: Levar Burton, Karl Urban
  • MCU: Clark Gregg, Benedict Wong
  • Harry Potter: Chris Rankin

Comic creators include Neal Adams (Green Arrow/Green Lantern), J.M. Demaattis (Captain America), and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).







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