Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017

When I heard that Great Philadelphia Comic Con and Nostalgia Fest Philly would be running simultaneously just a half hour apart from one another during the weekend of April 8 down in the Philly area, it was without a doubt a trip I would be making.

First stop was Great Philadelphia Comic Con in Oaks, PA. I did this show in 2016, and while combo prices are higher than most area shows, it’s an extremely stress-free environment and they bring in a wide, variety of celebrities.

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Bruce Boxleitner ~ The Tron and Babylon 5 star canceled his appearance at this show last year, so it was nice and overdue to finally meet him. We discussed a Hallmark movie he made several years ago – Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door – with Shelley Long, Patrick Duffy, and the late Patty Duke. The four television vets were a terrific ensemble.

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Paul Freeman ~ As a kid growing up in the 90s, there was no movie villain scarier than Ivan Ooze, the 6,000+ year old tyrant in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.

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Margaret Kerry ~ Being a bit of Disneyana collector as well, I couldn’t turn down the chance to meet Margaret, the model for Tinker Bell in Peter Pan. She also appeared in the iconic Christmas episode of “The Andy Griffith Show.”

I also collected Alan Tudyk (Firefly; Dodgeball; and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Alan wasn’t posing for table photos, which kept his line moving at a quick and steady pace. I got him on a Dodgeball photo as Steve the Pirate.

If I wasn’t in such a hurry to get to Nostalgia Fest and then back home to work, I probably would have hung around this show a bit longer and maybe gotten some additional autographs and/or photo ops. Hopefully it is in the cards for 2018!!!

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