THE FORCE IS WITH THE FANS OF THE 4TH ANNUAL Rhode island COMIC CON THIS YEAR AS THEY EXPAND TO TWO VENUES: THE PROVIDENCE Convention CENTER AND THE DUNKIN’ DONUTS CENTER SHOWING SIMULTANEOUSLY NOVEMBER 6TH AND RUNNING THROUGH NOVEMBER 8TH.
In November 2015, the award-winning Rhode Island Comic Con is preparing for the arrival of approximately 60,000 fans by expanding to three days—Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8—and adding the Dunkin Donuts Center as a second venue. Scheduled to appear are actors from television and film such as Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy, Agents of Shield, and Transformers. From the print side, comic book artists from Marvel, DC and the independent market will also be on hand. Gaming, cosplay, and after-parties all add to a full schedule of panels and events, including sci-fi speed dating sessions, vow renewals, and weddings!
As excited as the fans are to meet their favorite heroes in person, Providence is more excited to welcome the fans to our creative city. Comic Con is Rhode Island’s single largest annual event, and hotels, restaurants, shops and vendors will all enjoy a significant increase in reservations and revenue from Comic Con. Downtown business owners embrace the influx of out-of-town visitors and are looking forward to the event almost as much as the fans. RI Comic Con is a fantastic opportunity for our creative makers to gain exposure and engage audiences whom they might not otherwise connect with.
In addition to the expanded schedule and new venue, RI Star Wars fans anxiously awaiting the cinematic release of Star Wars: A Force Awakens are in for a special treat. Steven Perry of Altered Reality Entertainment, organizers of “the Biggest Show in the Smallest State,” announced that Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia from the Star Wars movie trilogy) will be making a guest appearance. Other guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Michael Carter, Tim Rose, Mike Quinn, Garrick Hagon, Jerome Blake, Dermot Crowley, Dickey Beer, John Morton, Daniel Logan, Caroline Blakiston, and Clive Revill. Attendees of Rhode Island Comic Con will enjoy opportunities to meet the actors face-to-face, as well as take advantage of autograph and photo opportunities.
“Rhode Island has never had a convention dedicated to Pop Culture and Comic Books… Comic Con is filling that gap. This is the biggest show that the Smallest State in the Union has ever had!” -- Susan Soares, RICC Press Relations Manager
To find out more about Rhode Island Comic Con or to buy tickets, visit their website, www.ricomiccon.com
by Joseph Shansky