Erie Promotions & Expos is excited to announce the Second Annual ComiCon Erie and our a wave of Celebrity Guests, Artists and Other special features. ComiCon Erie will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center, September 14th through the 16th, 2018. This year’s event will boast a large array of Vendors, local & Regional Artist, Panels & Seminars, Costume Contests and Celebrity Guests.
Announcing our first wave of Celebrity Guests
You may know Dawn Wells as Mary Ann, from the hit show Gilligan’s Island and as now seen on Me TV. Dawn has had an extensive Hollywood career; Wells made her debut on ABC’s The Roaring 20s and the movie The New Interns and was cast in episodes of such television series as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show, Maverick, and Bonanza, before she took the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. She reprised her character in the various Gilligan’s Island reunion specials, including a reunion cartoon spin-off, Gilligan’s Planet, and three reunion movies: Rescue from Gilligan’s Island, The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island, and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island.
She also appeared as a guest star on Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo, 87th Precinct, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, Ripcord, The Everglades, The Detectives (1959 TV series), It’s a Man’s World, Channing, Laramie, Burke’s Law, The Invaders, The Wild Wild West, The F.B.I., Vega$, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, ALF, Herman’s Head, Three Sisters, Pastor Greg, and Roseanne.
Galligan’s most notable role was as Billy Peltzer in the Michael Finnell-produced 1984 film Gremlins. Following the first Gremlins film, Galligan appeared in Nothing Lasts Forever. In 1988 he starred as Mark Loftmore in the horror comedy Waxwork. He reprised his role as Billy Peltzer in the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
Michael Koske is an American actor living and working in Middle Georgia. His acting credits include frequent appearances as a featured “Walker” on AMC’s The Walking Dead. His zombie likenesses have appeared on t-shirts, LEGOs, and official TWD merchandise, and graced the pages of Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, and The Walking Dead Official Magazine, the cover of The Ultimate Guide to Zombies, Rolling Stone Magazine, and most recently, the cover of TV Guide. He has also appeared as a daywalking vampire on the spinoff for CW’s The Vampire Diaries—The Originals, USA Network’s Roughness, the movie The Crazies, The Following featuring Kevin Bacon, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Need For Speed, Archangel: The Winter’s End Chronicles, the film adaptation of the children’s book series Goosebumps, and Melany Rose.
All of our Celebrity Guest will be available at this year’s ComiCon Erie for special photo ops and autographs. Stay tuned for more updates as we add to this year’s line-up.
Tickets are now available at www.comiconerie.com
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one of the best times we've had ..
Call it what you want, but don't call it a "comic' con. I've seen so few comic books at a comic convention. There were a lot of cool vendors, but the earlier poster from last year was even more right it in being more like a flea market this year. Funny, as I look back to post show discussions with the promoter last year about how they were going to do more to get more comics and less of the other stuff and it did a complete 180. I see the chocalatier wasn't there this year like there were last year, but we still had the VA. a chiropractor, beef jerky, and more crafts than you could shake a stick at. Full disclosure: my father had two spaces there for his business, which had reserved plenty ahead of time, but it was changed before he got there because the vendor that was supposed to be placed--in front of an electrical cabinet!--complained about the loss of space. Shady and, any convention I've set up before, totally against code. If you enjoy anime, pokemon, cosplay, and artist alleys, you would've had fun there. But, when you call yourself a "comic" convention and don't even know it's Batman Day or there is a free book being given away for it, it's a bad sign. Not enjoying being called out or educated on it is one thing, but to just flat out refuse to listen and walk away smacks of the same lack of professionalism as switching tables, arbitrarily enforcing rules, being out of soap or paper towels in the restrooms for more than an entire day, and other hi jinks does. Maybe I am old and cranky after more than two decades of doing shows--both comic and others, but honestly the worst show I've ever had the displeasure of visiting either as a vendors or as a fan. Some vendors did well and had a great time, but not the majority of those that I spoke with who were decidedly not going to return. For those who enjoyed the con, that's probably good news, you'll be able to fit more of what was being promoted there--what little promotion there was.
One of the coolest things that has came to Erie to date, one artist in particular, a man named Matthew Atchley, had some of the most amazing work I’ve ever seen.
The event was more of a big "flea market" for the geeks/nerds, etc.. and very little activities. The good side to that, there was a lot of different and great vendors.
The event was great.
Really enjoyed the Con, there were some great vendors and some nice cosplay costumes over the 3 day event.
Love it love it love it! Everyone on staff is so kind, it's so well organized for a first year show, and everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves as well.
I liked comic con but the table free passes were super annoying
As a vendor I had a different perspective. It was very professionally done with great cosplay teams. The variety of vendors available was amazing.
This is one of the best events Erie had this year. The organizers did an incredible job in putting it together. Everyone in Erie needs to get behind this event.