Get excited pop-culture junkies, there’s a new con in town!
After resigning as the CEO of Wizard World two years ago, John Macaluso missed the con scene and decided to launch his own pop-culture convention. The highly-anticipated Fandemic Tour Comic Con will debut in Sacramento the weekend of June 22-24, 2018. There will also be another show in Houston later this year (September 14-16, 2018.) The event already boasts a very impressive, interactive and family-friendly line-up. Actors and artists from cult classic films, TV shows, and comic books collide in a weekend full of panels, photo-ops, autograph signings and more.
Fandemic brings thrills and chills with a couple of events featuring the cast of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’ Try not to cry when you meet Chris Sullivan and Milo Ventimiglia from NBC’s hit, ‘This Is Us.’ Relive the good old days of the WB and get nostalgic over staple shows fans still pine after when several crossover stars from ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Angel,’ and ‘Charmed’ present the ultimate supernatural trifecta. ‘Smallville’ fans will super-speed their way to a swoon-worthy Kent family reunion with Tom Welling and John Schneider. But wait, there’s more!
Check out some of the awesome panels set for Sacramento:
Award-winning actress, entertainment correspondent and pop culture authority, Clare Kramer, will moderate all programming on our Main Stage. Celebrity programming highlights for Fandemic Tour Comic Con’s debut in Sacramento include:
- Rare Q&A with current and former cast members of A&E’s The Walking Dead (Saturday)
- A This is Us panel with Milo Ventimiglia and Chris Sullivan (Saturday)
- Interactive Q&A’s with individual celebrities including Bruce Campbell (Friday), John Schneider (Friday), Tom Welling (Saturday), Michael Rooker (Sunday), Robert Englund (Sunday)
- Angel Gets Charmed (Charmed celebrating 20 years this year) featuring: Holly Marie Combs and Charisma Carpenter (Saturday)
- WWE™ The Bella Twins™, Nikki and Brie Bella (Sunday) BELLA TWINS APPEARANCE MOVED TO SUNDAY FROM FRIDAY
- The Walking Dead Fireside chat regarding the Most Spectacular Deaths featuring Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun
- Buffy Meets Angel Playback with host Clare Kramer, featuring James Marsters, Christian Kane and Charisma Carpenter (Sunday)
In addition to celebrity panels, Fandemic presents interactive and educational opportunities that allow attendees to learn new skills, discuss con culture and more.
Fan connections will be made at these panels and demos featuring some of the best:
- Getting started in Cosplay in your 40s, 50s and 60s with Gonzo’s Cosplay Adventure (Friday)
- Why Fandom and Shipping Matter featuring editors from Zimbio and a writer from CW’s Riverdale (Saturday)
- Droid Building 101 with Sacramento Astromech Builders (Saturday)
- Building Star Wars quality cosplay – Demo build with 501st Legion (Saturday)
Programming will also include socially-focused topics:
- A Comic Q/A with the world’s leading publisher of English-language educational manga (Friday)
- Mighty League of Acceptance: Using Pop Culture to Engage and Educate about Autism (Saturday)
- Body Image and Acceptance with Chunky Girl Comics (Sunday)
- CAUSEplay by members of the West Coast Avengers cosplay (Sunday)
- Cooking Japan’s favorite fast foods— onigiri and oshinko – with Manga University (Sunday)
Sounds pretty spectacular, doesn’t it? Check the official website for details and updates as the event nears: www.FandemicTour.com.
General Admission tickets are available at the following price points:
$35— Friday Pass (Hours 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
$45— Saturday Pass (Hours 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
$40— Sunday Pass (Hours: (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
$75— Full Weekend Pass (admission all three days)
$150 – Fandemic Fanatic VIP – — (3-day pass, early admission, fast pass for photo ops/autographs (behind Celebrity VIP passholders), swag bag and VIP reserve seating at panels).
View the full list of Sacramento guests HERE.
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All tickets, VIP passes, photo-ops and autograph signings can be purchased HERE.
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Stay tuned for more news on the Fandemic Tour and share your thoughts on the new con below!
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