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!
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