Thursday, October 15, 2015

Susan Soares- Rhode Island Comic Con

 
 
What exactly is Rhode Island Comic Con? 
 
Rhode Island Comic Con is produced by Altered Reality Entertainment. Beginning in 2012, we are now in our fourth year at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This year's show runs November 6th through the 8th. It is our first year as a three-day show, and we have expanded our floor space to include the Dunkin Donuts Center arena right next door.

Featured guests include:
·         Carrie Fisher, in her first Northeast convention appearance. With her, we have 12 other actors from the Star Wars franchise.
·         Ron Perlman, along with 6 others from the Fox series Sons of Anarchy.
·         Voice actors, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker from Transformers, and Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke from Spongebob Squarepants.
 
But that isn't all. Rhode Island Comic Con fans will enjoy meeting over 100 celebrities from Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who and The Walking Dead, and comic book industry professionals including Chris Claremont, Neal Adams and Mike Grell, just to name a few.

Events over the course of the three days will include a cosplay masquerade, panels, Q&As with the guests as well as gaming and after parties. Couples can even get married, or renew their vows right on the convention floor.

How is it different from other conventions?
 
 Rhode Island Comic Con strives to appeal to all segments of fandom, and age groups. Our goal is allow fans to relive their childhoods, whether they are 60 or 16.

We also offer a Kids Con for our younger attendees. And we are planning a costume contest where the Best in Show prize is $2000.

Why did you decide to create Rhode Island Comic Con?
 
Quite simply, Rhode Island needed a show like ours. Prior to our beginning, the state offered no event like ours for the thousands of fans who have attended in the past three years, and will attend this year.

What do you think the convention will look like in 10 years?
 
With the growth we have had in the last four years, the sky is the limit. We will continue to grow and evolve, offering something new each year as fandom evolves.

Is there anything you'd like to add?
 
We encourage anyone who enjoys comics, movies, toys, television, or even just cosplay to come to our show and have a great time.