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Terrific Comic Con Fun Returns to Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The largest gathering of comic book artists and writers, featuring stars from the hottest comic books, sci-fi TV and movies, with a very special tribute to TV’s Batman, the late and great Adam West!

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 20, 2017) – Holy Terrific Comic Con! TERRIFICON, Connecticut’s largest comic and sci-fi convention, returns to Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center and Uncas Ballroom on August 18th – 20th with more stars, artists and events to satisfy the cravings of fans from around the Northeast. Don’t miss all the exclusive and unique features of this year’s TERRIFICON – three full days of fun for the whole family featuring more than 60 artists and 300 dealers of comic books, costume contests, cosplay, artwork and collectibles, video games, interactive workshops, after parties and so much more.

Dates & Admission:

Friday, August 18th: 1:00pm to 8:00pm – $27.00 per person

Saturday, August 19th: 10:00am to 7:00pm – $30.00 per person

Sunday, August 20th: 10:00am to 5:00pm – $27.00 person

*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.

Tickets 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.

In Detail:

TERRIFICON, once again produced by Connecticut-based firm, Big Fedora Marketing, which has been bringing Pop culture to the Nutmeg State since 2012 (TERRIFICON, CT GamerCon), promises this will be their most thrill-packed event ever. The three-day event will feature guests such as Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick from HBO’s Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics Iron First and Marvel’s soon-to-be-released The Defenders, which debuts on Netflix on August 18th.

TERRIFICON is also a celebration of the people who bring fans’ favorite superheroes like Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, Captain America and hundreds of others to life in the pages of comic books. Fans can meet legendary artists and writers like former Marvel Editor-in-Chief, creator of Iron First, Ms. Marvel and Ultron, Roy Thomas. Thomas will be joined by artist Howard Chaykin who worked with Thomas on the Star Wars comic book in 1977. The two creators will be together for the first time on stage to discuss the Star Wars comic book, which is said to be the book that saved Marvel comics.

“TERRIFICON is just that: the ‘terrific’ comic con. I grew up dreaming of an event like this, and as a lifelong fan, I am making the dream a reality year after year” said Mitch Hallock, Producer and Organizer. Hallock is also a Pop culture expert and has been a podcaster for over a decade. He appears regularly as “King of the Nerds” on CT’s number one radio morning show WPLR’s Chaz & AJ.

This year’s TERRIFICON will be the largest gathering of comic book creators in Connecticut history, including a first-ever CT appearance by today’s hottest Batman team, including writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – rock stars in the comic book industry! Other celebrity guests include: Sean Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and Gilmore Girls, Benedict Samuel from The Walking Dead and Gotham, Chris Sullivan from Guardian of the Galaxy Vol.2 and This Is Us, Violet Beane from The Flash, Shannon Purser from Stranger Things, Echo Kellum from Arrow and Dean Cain, TV’s Superman from Lois and Clark, who is now a recurring character on Supergirl.

TERRIFICON at Mohegan Sun will also feature Batman TV-series actor Burt Ward (Robin) and former Miss America, actress Lee Meriwether, who portrayed the Catwoman in the 1966 Batman theatrical movie. Ward and Meriwether will take part in a special tribute on Saturday night to honor their costar, cherished actor Adam West, who was scheduled to be TERRIFICON’s guest of honor, but who sadly passed away from leukemia on June 9th at the age of 88. This year’s comic convention will be dedicated to Mr. West’s memory and fans can pay their respects, share memories and see classic Batman vehicles on display, such as the 1966 Batmobile, Batcycle and Batboat, and for the first time ever in Connecticut the actual Batcopter.

Please visit TERRIFICON’s website for more details: www.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 the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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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Sun WineFest 2013 Tickets Go On Sale Today

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Mohegan Sun celebrates its10th annual Sun WineFest on January 25 – 27, 2013

Mohegan Sun is excited to celebrate its 10th annual Sun WineFest on January 25, 26 & 27, 2013.  Throughout theweekend, featured events will include the Sun WineFest Grand Tasting, Bourbon Tasting, Elite Cru Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around and Bubbles & Bon Bons. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, August 27th, for all events through Ticketmaster, the Mohegan Sun Box Office and sunwinefest.com.

Sun WineFest Grand Tasting
The main event of the weekend, the Sun WineFest Grand Tasting, will take place in the Convention Center on Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th from Noon to 5:00pm each day.

Over the course of the two days, the Grand Tasting will have something for everyone to enjoy no matter what their tastes may be. Wine and beer aficionados can choose from over 1,000 brands or enjoy tastings of specialty sponsor spirits. If your preference is food, signature dishes from the region’s most highly rated restaurants will be available for sampling*.

Saturday and Sunday’s Grand Tasting will also feature celebrity chef demonstrations and fun-filled contests on the Main Culinary Stage.

Tickets are $80.00 for Saturday’s one-day pass, $70.00 for Sunday’s one-day pass and $125.00 for a weekend pass to both Saturday and Sunday’s Grand Tasting.

*There will be a nominal charge for the sampling of signature dishes – a portion of the proceeds benefits Channel 3 Kids Camp.

Bourbon Tasting
Nothing kicks off Sun WineFest 2013 better than “America’s Native Spirit” bourbon. Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Plan B Burger Bar and AVO Cigars join forces to bring you an evening of bourbon history. On Friday, January 25th at Sunburst Buffet from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, experience Plan B’s bourbon inspired menu paired with a variety of fine bourbons. Then, finish the night off with a premium cigar sampling from AVO Cigars.

Tickets are $90.00 per person.

Elite Cru Tasting
The Elite Cru Tasting is an exceptional wine-tasting event featuring the “best-of-the-best” vintages from around the world. Meet the winemakers and learn the principles behind them in The Cabaret Theatre on Saturday, January 26th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. This truly distinctive event features a raw bar hosted by Island Creek Oysters, shrimp from Mazzetta Company and specialty cheeses from igourmet.com. Guests will also receive a $50.00 gift certificate to enjoy extensive offerings from igourmet.com.

Tickets are $200.00 per person and include a Saturday Grand Tasting ticket and $50.00 gift certificate for igourmet.com.

Celebrity Chef Dine Around
On Saturday, January 26th enjoy the Celebrity Chef Dine Around as world-class chefs including Bobby Flay, Todd English, Robert Irvine and Elizabeth Falkner host a night of amazing cuisine. Walk around the Uncas Ballroom from 8:00pm to 11:00pm and watch these culinary masters at live cooking stations. Also, enjoy a pairing of premium wine or beer to complement each dish.

Tickets are $185.00 per person.

All Things Food With Bobby Flay
Get to know the cooking secrets of one of the most popular chefs today, Bobby Flay! Join us when Bobby brings his Emmy Award-winning talent to The Cabaret Theatre on Sunday, January 27th from 11:00am to Noon. The afternoon will feature a high-energy cooking demonstration followed by a question and answer session, all hosted by the household name who appears on the Food Network shows Iron Chef America, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction and Grill It! with Bobby Flay.

Tickets are $50.00 per person and include a pre-signed copy of Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries & Shakes.

Bubbles & Bon Bons
Top off your weekend like any fine meal – with dessert and champagne! At Bubbles & Bon Bons from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in The Cabaret Theatre on Sunday, January 27th, enjoy decadent desserts, luxurious champagne, delightful entertainment and the chance to mingle among some of the chefs that have made the weekend incredible! Join us as we conclude Sun WineFest 2013 in style.

Tickets are $95.00 per person.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting, Elite Cru Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around, Bourbon Tasting and Bubbles & Bon Bons may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, sunwinefest.com, over the phone at 1.800.745.3000 or in-person at Mohegan Sun’s Box office.

For more information on Sun WineFest 2013 events, featured personalities and hours and area hotel information, visit sunwinefest.com or Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/sunwinefest and twitter.com/sunwinefest.

Sun WineFest 2013 is a production of Cirilli Associates LLC, a Connecticut-based marketing firm that specializes in event concepts, event production, and customized marketing and sponsorship programs.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, 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.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.