It’s back! For its third popular year, WINTERCON NY Comic & Sci-Fi Expo is returning to the Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens.
This year’s event promises to rival all the hip and chic Geek fandom of NewYork City’s major Comic Con event in October. As the founder and president of Wintercon, Frank Patz, promised from its conception, Wintercon allows guests and its attendees to intermingle up close and personal with popular comic book artists and well-known actors.
Featured guests this year will include Peter Mayhew, the mighty Chewbacca himself, from Star Wars. Joining the wookie from the Rebel Forces will be, Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb/Ree-Yees), Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter, Red 3), and Jack Klaff (John D, Red 4).
Star Trek actress, Nichelle Nichols, the beautiful Lt. Uhura, will reprise her role at the event in the The Women of Sci-Fi Q&A panel discussion alongside the stunning Adrienne Barbeau (Escape from New York, Swamp Thing), and Virginia Hey (Mad Max: The Road Warrior, Farscape).
George Lazenby (James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), joins an array of Hollywood talent in special appearances for fans at the event. The list also includes Michael Beck, James Remar, David Harris, Terry Michos, Dorsey Wright, and Bryan Tyler from the 1979 film, “The Warriors”, Dustin Diamond (Screech) from the hit TV show, “Saved by the Bell”, Austin Amello and Seth Gilliam (Dwight and Reverend Gabriel Stokes) from AMC’s The Walking Dead series, and Bruce Spence, Emil Minty, Kjell Nilsson, and Vernon Wells celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
Legendary comic artist Rich Buckler (Deathlok, Fantastic Four) will be heading up Artist Alley, which will have both mainstream and indie artists sharing their talent with fans and visitors.
Hundreds of dealer tables will be selling comics, toys, collectibles, videos, T-shirts, sci-fi jewelry, and more just in time for the holidays.
WINTERCON 2016 runs this weekend, December 2 thru December 3.