UNCASVILLE, CT (July 19, 2018) – Connecticut’s largest comic book convention, Terrifcon, returns on Friday, August 17th, lasting through Sunday, August 19th. The host site is once again Mohegan Sun in southeastern Connecticut, inside the new Earth Expo & Convention Center. Fans can prepare for three days of incredible comic con excitement with numerous special guests, events & activities including video game tournaments and a Guinness World Record® attempt!
New England’s Largest Comic Creator Guest List
Taking full advantage of the spacious Earth Expo Center, TERRIFICON has assembled a massive gathering of comic book creators of today’s hottest titles to epic tales of yesteryear. The guest list of comic book artists and writers will be the largest In New England and includes Marvel’s newly appointed Editor-in-Chief, C.B. Cebulski to writer/artist Jim Starlin, the creator of the Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, which was the basis of this summer’s blockbuster film; Avengers: Infinity War.
Other members of comic book luminaries in attendance at TERRIFICON include; Adam Wallenta, Afua Richardson, Alan Davis, Art Baltazar, Arthur Suydam, Barbara Friedlander, Barry Kitson, Billy Tucci, Bob Almond, Bob McLeod, Brett Breeding, Charles Soule, Chris Campana, Chris Giarrusso, Chris Stevens, Christopher Priest, Cliff Galbraith, Dave Ryan, David Michelinie, David Wenzel, Denny O’Neil, Don McGregor, Franco, Frank Cho, Greg Horn, Gregg Schigiel, Jacob Chabot, Jason Fabok, Jerry Ordway, Jim Starlin, Jim Taylor, Joe Caramagna, Joe Corroney, Joe Giella, Joe Rubinstein, Joe St. Pierre, Joel Adams, John Beatty, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Keith Giffen, Kevin Nowlan, Kristen Gudsnuk, Larry Hama, Marc Guggenhiem, Michael Golden, Matt Ryan, Michelle Delecki, Mike Baron, Mike Norton, Mike W. Barr, Mike Zeck, Marat Mychaels, Neal Adams, Nick Spencer, Paul Kupperberg, Paul Mounts, Oaul Pelletier, Peter Tomasi, Rachel Ordway, Rafer Roberts, Rags Morales, Renee Witterstaetter, Roger Stern, Ron Frenz, Ron Leary, Ron Lim, Ron Wilson, Roy Thomas, Ryan Stegman, Sara Richard, Scott Hanna, Tim Seeley, Tom Raney, Zeea Adams and more.
Superhero TV & Movie Stars
TERRIFICON is also bringing actors from classic superhero TV and movies to Mohegan Sun including actor Jon Bernthal, star of Marvel’s The Punisher from the Netflix hit series. Bernthal is also a fan favorite from his portrayal of Shane on The Walking Dead, as well as the films, Fury, Wolf of Wall Street, The Accountant, Grudge Match and many more. Other guests include actress Pom Klementieff, who portrayed Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. Michael Jai White (star of Spawn, Black Dynamite and The Dark Knight) Lou Ferrigno, (star of The Incredible Hulk) Drew Powell, (Gotham) award-winning actor Henry Winkler, (the Fonz’ on Happy Days as well as Arrested Development and Community) will be in attendance as well. Animation is also celebrated at TERRIFICON with voice over actors Larry Kenney from Thundercats, Greg Cipes from Teen Titans Go!, Charlie Schlatter from Kick Buttowski and more.
Guinness World Record Attempt
TERRIFICON will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record® for “Most Contributions to a Greetings Card” at this year’s event at Mohegan Sun. This won’t be an ordinary greeting card, it will be a super-sized birthday card measuring 5 feet tall and 24 feet long featuring art by legendary artist Jerry Ordway and celebrating Superman’s 80th anniversary! Comic book fans can be part of the record setting attempt by signing the giant card that will be on display at TERRIFICON!
Aw Yeah Fun Zone and CTGamer Arena
TERRIFICON is more than a comic con, its several conventions in one, with the addition of two new areas at this August’s event dedicated to fun and games. AW YEAH COMICS creators, and award-winning writer and artist team, Franco and Art Balatzar, will be organizing the entire 20,000 square foot Earth Ballroom with arts, crafts, robotics, workshops, puppetry and even live music from the kids’ band “School of Rock.” The AW YEAH FUN ZONE runs all three days at TERRIFICON, taking place inside the Earth Ballroom.
Microsoft and Game Underground will take over several rooms and provide a CTGAMER con with video game tournaments with games such as FortNite, Injustice, Smash Brothers and MarioKart. For those who prefer tabletop games, there will be Magic the Gathering and Warhammer matches presented by Dragon’s Lair.
TERRIFICON has free parking and children 10 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets start at $26.75 and can be purchased at Mohegan Sun Box Office, seven days a week or online at Ticketmaster.com. Comic book shops throughout Connecticut are also selling tickets for TERRIFICON. See locations and more information on the website www.terrificon.com
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Big Fedora Marketing is an LLC. that started in 2012. The Connecticut based firm has been producing and organizing comic conventions throughout the Nutmeg State and is owned by Mitch Hallock, a lifelong comic book fan, with a long career in advertising, marketing and event planning since 1990. Hallock’s goal is to deliver the excitement that fans get from comics and games and deliver that tenfold into a several days of pure fun at his conventions. Since 2015, Big Fedora’s conventions have been held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. “TerrifiCon, CT’s Terrific Comic Con” and “CTGamerCon” have been praised by actors, comic book professionals and fans.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
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