What will you be doing the first weekend of Summer?
How about visiting Northeast Comic Con 2015 in Wilmington, MA?
Update: By now you’ve heard that actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda) has bailed on the NECC. The reason for his departure is that he’s in the middle of filming. According to IMDB, which is dependent on user input, the films currently in production are Jesse James: Lawman and Poison Sky. I’m sure these films will be critical and financial successes. (Insert laughter here.) Sadly we won’t get to meet him. I wish Mr. Sorbo well.
I get it. It’s the last day of Spring and the first day of Summer. And you like to spend the weekend up in New Hampshire or down in Cape Cod or the Islands. I don’t blame you, I enjoy those places too. It’s the annual weekend pilgrimage to put the shorts and sandals on, take the boat out, and get some sand between your toes. But, you can do this any weekend in the Summer. Now for a moment take yourself back 10-20 years. Recall watching Hercules or Andromeda on the weekend? How about watching reruns of the original Batman series? If you’re a guy you know you did both. And if you’re a gal, I’m sure you had a thought or two about Kevin Sorbo. I have no problem stating this. He’s a handsome dude. So how would you like to meet one or better yet, both of them? Well you can at one of VIP meet and greet events at the Northeast Comic Con 2015.
On Friday, June 19, you can meet and have photos taken with Kevin Sorbo himself. Per the press release: “Tickets are now on sale to fans of Kevin Sorbo, the handsome and talented star of Andromeda as well as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys celebrating its 20th anniversary of the first episode. Also held at the Shriners Auditorium Fez Room the evening before the Comic Con begins, tickets to the Kevin Sorbo VIP experience are $90, and limited to 100 fans. These VIP tickets include weekend admission to both weekend days of the Northeast Comic Con (June 20 & 21) as well as a photo opportunity with Sorbo, and a chance to watch the first episode of Hercules TV program, as introduced by Sorbo himself.”
On Saturday, June 20, you can meet and have photos taken with Mayor Adam West himself. Per the press release: “Fans of the legendary Adam West, the original Batman (and now on Family Guy), can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the star’s first episode with a VIP event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 20th at the Shriner’s Auditorium Fez room. The $100 VIP ticket provides fans with a chance to get their photo with West and then screen the first episode of the 1966 “Batman” TV program, introduced by West himself.”
Per the Press Release: “This year’s event features a 40,000 sq. ft. entertainment experience for all nerds and the people who love them. Highlights include cosplay for all ages with “Create-A-Hero/Villain/Character” contests and a Cosplay Death Match and Cosplay Dating Game, free-play video game arcade and tournaments, workshops for K!DZ, and celebrity autograph signings and panel sessions. Guests can shop at 150 vendors of vintage and modern toys, comic books, collectibles, art, jewelry, fashion and pop cultural artifacts. In between Father’s Day shopping, guests of all ages will enjoy music, contests and entertainment to marvel at between sessions and booths.
With free parking, regular Northeast Comic Con admission ticket prices are among the lowest in the industry. Advanced tickets are now available for purchase online; ticket prices will be higher at the door. Children under 7 are free when accompanied by an adult.”
That’s not all. What Batman fan wouldn’t want the opportunity to sit in the original Batmobile? Well you can. It’ll be there. And so will the Batcycle along with Back to the Future’s DeLorean Time Machine.
And just announced last week, the addition of Gigi Edgley who played Chiana on the SyFy TV show Farscape. Something tells me with two months remaining until the show, there will be more guest and artist announcements.
All photos are the property of and used with the permission of Northeast Comic Con.
Now how about this great shot from yes, 50 years ago. Enjoy the expo. We at Beantown sure will.