ComiCONN took place at a new venue : The Stamford Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT. The first thing you see is the huge ComiCONN banner walking through the main entrance. The list of events and guests posted had a few cancellations due to hurricane Irene interfering with travel plans. You would never know that with such a huge turnout.The con was jam packed with comic books and toys. Numerous fans were dressed as their favorite characters. A full size landspeeder was on display for fans to take pics with. The Witch's Dungeon was also on hand with a great horror display promoting their attraction opened in October in Bristol,CT.
Some of the guests that appeared were Anthony Forrest (Sandtrooper/ Fixer), Chris Macht (Star Wars documentary film maker of The Force Among Us), Justin Credible( former ECW/WWE wrestler), Michael Golden (legendary comic artist) and artist Matt Busch. Matt created a convention exclusive print combining scenes of Raiders Of The Lost Ark and The Empire Stikes back. It was an awesome concept and looked great.
Some of the events that took place were The Star Wars Trivia Contest hosted by Kevin Liell, comic book workshops, Live From Tatooine Star Wars panel with Anthony Forrest and Chis Macht hosted by Kevin Liell with music by High Adventure, 30 Years Of Raiders Of The Lost Ark panel hosted by IndyCast regular Mitch Hallock and the Action Figure Design Contest hosted by Pop Culture Central. It was great to see so many cool figures entered and the fans enjoyed voting for the figure of their choice.
While all of this was going on, the DJ's from Celebration Entertainment played music from all of your favorite movie and TV shows. Hearing the themes of Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Escape From New York and Raiders Of The Lost Ark was extremely cool. It really added something to the con and made it unique.
I'd like to thank Erik Yacko for all his support on promoting the Action Figure Design Contest. I can tell you first hand that he and co promoter Mitch Hallock worked harder at promoting a convention than anyone I've ever seen. I haven't met co-promoter Jay Claus, but heard he worked his tail off as well. Fedora's off to them all. They listen to the fans suggestions and came up with ideas on their own because they are among the biggest fans of the genre.
Live From Tatooine
The unbelievable R2-D2 and Landspeeder courtesy Of Dana Powers