As a Boston-based website, AiPT! is lucky in that its location means easy access to multiple conventions in the New England area, from FAN EXPO Boston to Rhode Island Comic Con. And while we’ve covered local comics-focused events big and small, we’ve never had a chance to attend Connecticut’s Terrificon! Well, all that’s about to change this month as AiPT! hits the Constitution State’s “#1 Comic Con”!
And we’re not the only ones making the trek to the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo Center from August 9-11. Top comics talent like Tom King and Donny Cates, comics legends such as Chris Claremont and Jim Steranko, and movie stars Billy Dee Williams and Val Kilmer will also be in attendance! Also, many, many, MANY more talented creators! Seriously, just look at this guest list.
Per the official Terrificon press release, the event offers “three full days of super-powered awesomeness that could take down any cosmic-powered villain”!
You hear that, Thanos?!
In all seriousness, we’ve heard… well, terrific things about Terrificon and look forward to bringing you creator interviews, cosplay photos and more from the event. Tickets for all three days are still available, so hopefully we’ll see you there!
For more event information, visit the Terrificon website and see the full press release below:
TERRIFICON Brings Big Time Comic Con Fun to Mohegan Sun with stars from Batman to Star Wars on August 9-11
TERRIFICON®, Connecticut’s number one comic book convention, returns on August 9-11 once again to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Held in Mohegan Sun’s spacious Earth Expo Center, the comic convention contains 3 full days of super- powered awesomeness that could take down any cosmic-powered villain!
Superhero TV, Movie and Animation Stars
TERRIFICON is also bringing actors from classic superhero TV and movies to Mohegan Sun including actor BILLY DEE WILLIAMS the original Lando Calrissian from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AND RETURN OF THE JEDI, and soon to appear in the forthcoming final chapter of the Skywalker saga; STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER later this year. Mr. Williams also starred in the 1989 big screen adaptation of BATMAN. Joining Mr. Williams is his BATMAN costar, comedian ROBERT WUHL. Also celebrating the big screen adventures of the Dark Knight will be actor VAL KILMER, who played was the lead in 1995’s BATMAN FOREVER. Rounding out the guest list from the world of television will be actors JOHN BARROWMAN from DOCTOR WHO, TORCHWOOD and ARROW, JOHN WESLEY SHIPP star of the 1992 FLASH and would later return in the 2014 and current hit FLASH series. From the world of horror is TONY TODD with over 200 roles from the lead in the classic CANDYMAN series, and DEREK MEARS who played the murderous Jason in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series. The original CAPTIAN AMERICA from the 70’s tv series, REB BROWN, and the voice actors from the classic animation series; ANIMANIACS, PINKY & THE BRAIN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and NARATO!
New England’s Largest Comic Creator Guest List
Taking full advantage of the spacious Earth Expo Center, TERRIFICON’ producer Mitch Hallock has assembled a massive gathering of comic book creators of today’s hottest titles to epic tales of yesteryear. The guest list of comic book artists and writers will be the largest In New England and includes the farewell appearance of legendary artist GEORGE PEREZ to writer/artist JIM STARLIN the creator of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet storyline which was the basis of this summer’s blockbuster film; “Avengers: Endgame”.
Other comic book luminaries in attendance at TERRIFICON include; AL MILGROM, ARTHUR SUYDAM, BARRY KITSON, BILLY TUCCI, BOB HALL, BRETT BREEDING, BRIAN AZZARELLO, CARL POTTS, CHRIS CLAREMONT, CLAY MANN, COLLEEN DORAN, CORY NORD, CULLY HAMNER, DAN BRERATON, DAN FRAGA, DAN JURGENS, DAN PARENT, DARICK ROBERTSON, DAVE JOHNSON, DAVID WACTHER, DAVID WENZEL, DEREK DRYMON, DONNY CATES, FRANCO, FRANK TIERI, GREG HILDEBRANDT, GREG LAND, GUY GILCHRIST, HOWARD CHAYKIN, J.M. STRACZYNSKI, JAE LEE, JASON METCALF, JERRY ORDWAY, JIM CALIFORE, JIM STERANKO, JOE STATON, JOHN CASSADAY, JOSE DELBO, JOSE LUIS GARCIIA LOPEZ, JOE RUBINSTEIN, KIETH GIFFEN, KEITH WILLIAMS, KRISTEN GUDSNUK, KYLE HIGGINS, LIAM SHARPE, MARK BAGLEY, MARK FARMER, MARK MORALES, MARK TEXERIA, MATTHEW MANNING, MICHAEL CHO, MICHAEL GOLDEN, MIKE PERKINS, MIKE GRELL, MYRAT MICHAELS, PAUL GULACY, PAUL KUPPERBERG, PETER TOMASI, RAFER ROBERTS, RON LIM, RUSS BRAUN, RYAN STEGMAN, STEVE LAVIGNE, STEVE ORLANDO, TODD NAUCK, TOM GRUMMETT, TOM KING, TOM RANEY and many more.
TERRIFICON, produced by BIG FEDORA MARKETING, will be August 9, 10 and 11, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Expo Center in Uncasville, Connecticut and features comic book creators, actors, vendors of comics, toys and collectibles, costume contests and more,
TERRIFICON has free parking and children 8 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets start at $26.00 and can be purchased at Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office seven days a week or online at Ticketmaster. Comic book shops throughout the Connecticut area are also selling tickets for TERRIFICON. See locations and more information on the website www.terrificon.com
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About Big Fedora Marketing, LLC. Started in 2012, the Connecticut based firm has been producing and organizing comic conventions throughout the Nutmeg State. Owned by Mitch Hallock, a lifelong comic book fan, with a long career in advertising, marketing and event planning since 1990. Hallock’s goal is to deliver the excitement that fans get from comics and games and deliver that tenfold into a several days of pure fun at his conventions. Since 2015, Big Fedora’s conventions have been held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. “TerrifiCon, CT’s Terrific Comic Con” and “CTGamerCon” have been praised by actors, comic book professionals and fans.
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