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MASSive Comic Con Announces Three Celebrity Guests for 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

Diamond Dallas Page

MASSive Comic Con announced that former wrestlers Diamond Dallas Page and Booker T, as well as Chester Rushing of Stranger Things will be appearing at this year’s Comic Con.

Comic Con is set to take place on June 24 and June 25 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Comic Con hours are as as follows: 

Saturday, June 24                            10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 25                               10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“MASSive Comic Con is an amazing value and great experience for comic fans, families with kids and those looking to attend their first comic con. At MASSive Comic Con, fans can easily interact with our celebrity guests and comic writers and artists, and participate in the many on-site activities, which are included in their ticket price,” said Chris Proulx, co-founder of MASSive Comic Con.

Comic Con will also features some of the world’s top comic creators including creators who have helped build the Harley Quinn series for DC Comics: Husband and wife team Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, Frank Tieri, Stephane Roux, Paul Mounts and John Timms.

Diamond Dallas Page 

Diamond Dallas Page also known as DDP is a three-time world champion professional wrestler. 

Today, Page works as an entrepreneur, health/fitness advocate, actor, producer, radio personality, author and inspirational speaker. 

Chester Rushing

Chester Rushing is an actor and musician best known for his role of Tommy H. on Netflix series, Stranger Things. 

He can also be seen in films such as Logan, Cold Moon, My Father Die, The Duel, Don’t Look in the Basement 2, and Believe Me. Chester has also appeared on the hit shows NCIS: New Orleans and South of Hell. 

When Rushing isn’t filming, he tours with his band Chester Rushing performing hits from his album, “Halfway Across the Stars”, produced by Ryan Greene. 

His music has been remixed by multiple DJs across the globe including the hit single, “Paint the World”, which reached #2 on the Italian EDM charts.

Booker T

Booker T. Huffman Jr., known as name Booker T, is a retired professional wrestler and promoter for the WWE. 

He is also the owner and founder of the independent promotion Reality of Wrestling (ROW) in Texas City, Texas. 

Booker is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), holding 35 championships between those organizations. He is the most decorated wrestler in WCW history, having held 21 titles including a record six WCW World Television Championships (along with being the first African American titleholder, and a record eleven WCW World Tag Team Championships: ten as one half of Harlem Heat with his brother, Lash “Stevie Ray” Huffman in WCW, and one in the WWF with Test. 

Booker was the final WCW World Heavyweight Champion and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion under the WCW banner.

Other Comic Con Attractions 

Comic Con will also feature fan experiences such as movie car appearances by the Massachusetts Ghost Busters, Hero Army Cosplayers and the 501st New England, exclusive panels, table top gaming, video game tournaments, light saber training classes and a Pirate Scavenger Hunt. 

Plus, Comic Book vendors from all over New England and the country. 

For more information, click here. 

 

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The Costumes

There is no chance you will miss out on the costumes because they will be all over the place. Some of them will be professional cosplayers but the majority of the costumes will just be fans dressed up as their favorite characters.

The MASSive Cosplay contest will take place on Saturday, January 27 with the winner getting a cash prize.

For more information on the contest, click here.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of awesome costumes on Sunday as well.

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Video Game Contest

Competitive video game playing anyone?

Video game contests at MASSive Comic Con are as follows:

Saturday:
12pm – WWE 2K15 Extreme Rules (XBOX ONE)
1pm – Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
3pm  – Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
4pm – Drawful (PS4)
 
Sunday:
12pm – Super Smash Bros for Wii U Doubles (Wii U)
2pm  – Super Smash Bros for Wii U Singles (Wii U)
4pm – Super Mario Speed Run! (NES)
NOTE: It is recommended that players bring their own controller for Smash Bros on Sunday!

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Comic Book Vendors

Be sure to check out the booths of the various comic book vendors who come in from all over New England and in some cases the country to show off, and sell off thier collection. 

Dig through the boxes and scan the walls to find some really cool stuff like a first appearence of a famous villian or a first print of a cool book.

Maybe you will walk out with your own personal "holy grail" of comics.  

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Artist Alley

Take a stroll through artist alley and get yourself a sketch or two of your favorite comic book hero signed by one of the many great artists that will be in attendance. They may even sign a book for you.

Artists include Tom Nguyen who drew Batman: Under the Hood, a story arc spanning from Batman #635-64. The arc marks the return of former Robin Jason Todd who had previously been killed by the Joker. Todd returns as the Red Hood.

Another artist of note is Joe St. Pierre  who started at Valient Comics and then shifted over to Marvel to draw The Amazing Spider-man and two Venom mini series.

He is currently the owner of the publishing company Astroanut Inc.

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Winnie the Pooh

What kid doesn't love Tigger and Winnie the Pooh? Not too many, and at MASSive Comic Con kids and familes will have a chance to meet the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Jim Cummings.

Cummings has also starred on the big screen as voices for the movie Shrek, Hook, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and much  more.

Cummings will be speaking on the panel "How to be a Voice Actor" on Saturday, June 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the
Grand Ballroom.

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General Lee Replica Car

Get your picture taken with a replica of the famous "General Lee" from the tv show "The Dukes of Hazzard." 

The General Lee is based on the 1969 Dodge Charger and in the TV show was driven by Duke cousins Bo and Luke. 

The General Lee appears in every single "Dukes of Hazzard" episode except one. That one episode, "Mary Kayes Baby."

Other replica cars include:

K.I.T.T. from Knightrider

Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit

Customized Gotham City Police Cruiser

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Pirates

The New England Bretheren of Pirates is a crew made up of professional cosplayers, entertainers and enthusiests who dress p to help support several organization like Boston Strong, Testicular Cancer Society and more.

This year, the New England Bretheren of Pirates will be bringing along a replica of the Fountain of Youth, based on the one featured in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Stop by and hang out and take some pictures with the pirates.

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Dante Basco

Sit down for a Q&A with Dante Basco, who starred as "Rufio" in the movie Hook alongside Robin Williams who played a grown up Peter Pan. Pan had to return to Neverland to save his kids from Captain Hook and quickly found that Rufio was the new leader of the Lost Boys.

Basco also had roles in CSI: Miami, Entourage and Hawaii Five-O as well as The Fresh Prince of Bel-air.

Basco's Q&A will be held on June 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at JR Ballrooms.

Photo courtesy of wikipedia

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Major West

"Indeed Major" was the line often used by Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris) in reference to Major West, played by Mark Goddard, in the the hit 1960's television series "Lost in Space." 

Goddard will be at the "Lost in Space" panel on Saturday, June 27 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the JR Ballroom.

Goddard also had roles as Sgt. Chris Ballard on "The Detectives"  and made a cameo appearence in the reboot film "Lost in Space"

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The Goonies

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of The Goonies, MASSive Comic Con will show a screening of the film, followed by a question and answer session with one of the stars of the film Sean Astin (chunk).

The film will be shown at Mechanics Hall on saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. followed by the Q&A at 9. 

Watching The Goonies with a Goonie is an event you don't want to miss.

Click here for tickets. 

 
 

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