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TerrifiCon Brings Superheroes To Mohegan Sun For Comic Con Fun

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 20, 2017) – Actors from today’s hottest shows and movies descend onto Mohegan Sun on August 18th – 20th for the Northeast’s hottest comic con. Fans of superheroes don’t have to travel to San Diego for comic con action; they can get their fill right here in Connecticut when TerrifiCon returns this August inside Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center!

Stars from Guardians of the GalaxyGame of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Flash, Arrow and Gotham are headed for Mohegan Sun as Connecticut’s terrific comic con returns for three days of fan fun. There will be stars of today’s hottest shows and movies alongside the top comic book artists and writers from Marvel and DC Comics in attendance as fans get their geek on.

Recently added to the superstar lineup is Connecticut native, actor Will Friedle, who starred in the smash hit Boy Meets World and is also the voice talent in shows like Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Kim Possible and Batman Beyond. Speaking of Batman, this year’s TerrifiCon is dedicated to the memory of actor Adam West who was scheduled to make his final appearance at this year’s show, but unfortunately passed away on June 9th. Co-stars Burt Ward who played Robin, and former Miss America, actress Lee Meriwether, who played Catwoman will be on hand to meet fans and talk about their late co-star. Friedle joins actors Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick who starred in Game of Thrones and now appear in the Marvel Netflix TV series Iron Fist and The Defenders.

Fans can also get in on the superhero fun with the annual costume contest on Saturday, and late night comic con fun at Mohegan Sun with a celebrity poker game on Friday night and rooftop after party on Saturday.

Kids can plan on a super time with the return of Kids’ Comic Con on Saturday and Sunday, with activities aimed at the little ones with puppeteers from Sesame Street and My Little Pony artists. Plus, see the famed BatCopter, Batmobile and even BatBoat all inside Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center.

Tickets are going fast, so why not fly in and pick up yours before they are all gone! Tickets are $30.00 and $27.00 and are available to purchase now by logging on to Ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets are also available to purchase, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

*Kids ages 10 and younger will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Military personnel, active or retired and first responders can get special Friday tickets for only $20.00 on-site at Mohegan Sun.

Please visit TERRIFICON’s website for more details: terrificon.com.

ABOUT BIG FEDORA MARKETING:

This event and advertising firm is the brainchild of lifelong comic book fan and pop-culture expert, Mitch Hallock. The firm has been producing and organizing comic book conventions in Connecticut since 2012, including events held at Mohegan Sun starting in 2015. More recently, the firm launched CT GamerCon, which focuses on video and tabletop gaming, also held at Mohegan Sun in April 2017.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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James & Susan Patterson Bring Newest Books To Mohegan Sun

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

WHAT: Join bestselling author James Patterson and his wife Susan as they bring their latest literary masterpieces to Mohegan Sun for an exclusive Winning Authors event.

WHEN: Saturday, September 9th

2:00pm – Live Q&A

2:30pm – Book Signing Event

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun sets the stage for an exclusive Winning Authors event featuring world-renowned bestseller James Patterson and his wife Susan as they showcase their children’s book, Big Words For Little Geniuses. Mr. Patterson will also be signing copies of his latest thriller, The Store, a suspenseful tale of a retailer that can anticipate your desires. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get a glimpse into one of the literary world’s finest writers during a live Q&A followed by a book signing event on Saturday, September 9th in The Shops at Mohegan Sun.

*James & Susan Patterson will only be signing copies of Big Words For Little Geniuses and The Store which are available for pre-order through Bank Square Books and can be purchased by clicking here. Guests are encouraged to pre-order as there is alimited amount of spots available for signing event.  Each book purchased will entitle the purchaser to one bracelet which gains them entry to the signing line. All guests must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line. Bracelet and the pre-ordered books will be distributed on the day of the event. A limited number of books and bracelets may be available for purchase on the day of the event, subject to availability. Photos and signing personalization are prohibited.

Mohegan Sun Hires John Washko As New VP Of Convention Sales

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 18, 2017) – Mohegan Sun is excited to announce the hiring of John Washko as Vice President of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales. Washko has held previous executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Washko will be heavily involved with the sales and direction of the Mohegan Sun Expo Center, currently being built near the Earth Tower at Mohegan Sun.

“We’re very thrilled to have John Washko on board here at Mohegan Sun, especially with the property expanding. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to our meetings and conventions team, which is already one of the best in the industry.” –Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

Washko has also held important roles in sales, marketing, group sales and hospitality in his 20+ year career in the resort industry. In addition to his previous roles with Atlantis and The Broadmoor, Washko was VP of Sales and Marketing for Elite Meetings International.

In his new role as VP of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales, Washko will oversee the meetings & conventions division at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, which will include in large part, heading the sales and direction for the new 132,000 square-foot Mohegan Sun Expo Center, slated for a Summer 2018 opening.

Washko, a James Madison University graduate, has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing in 2015 by HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) and in 2010 was awarded “Marketer of the Year” from HSMAI as well.  Washko is an Executive Committee Member of HSMAI’s America’s Board. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Elite Meetings International.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by the Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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