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July 18, 2013

Comic Con Convention

BOSTON, MA —Celebrity Appearances, Meet the Artists, a Film Festival, Collectible Merchandise, a Costume Contest, and an Art Auction are all on tap for the upcoming Boston Comic Con at the Seaport World Trade Center on Sat., August 3 and Sun., August 4. Originally scheduled to take place in April in the Back Bay, the convention was rescheduled to August due to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Comic book, science fiction, and fantasy fans from all over the country will be descending on the city of Boston to celebrate the 7th annual Boston Comic Con. This year’s show will feature celebrity appearances by Laurie Holden of “The Walking Dead,” Kristen Bauer of “True Blood,” and actors Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman of “The Hobbit,” as well as The Artist Alley with over 200 well-known and local guest comic book creators and comic book merchants from across the Northeast. Boston Comic Con also features a two-day film festival which will showcase feature and short films from local and national independent filmmakers on Saturday and zombie themed films on Sunday, a costume contest hosted by “Cosplay” favorite, Yaya Han, all day on Sunday, and a two-day Magic The Gathering tournament.

Additionally, on Saturday night from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Boston Comic Con will feature a Comic Book Art Auction which will donate a portion of its proceeds to The Boston One Fund, in support of Boston Marathon victims and The Mike Wieringo Scholarship for aspiring comic book artists studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Tickets for Boston Comic Con are available online and at the door. Saturday’s events run from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Sunday will be 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets for either Saturday OR Sunday’s events are $25.00, and a weekend pass, valid for both days, is $40.00.

For information on ticket sales please visit, http://bostoncomiccon2013.eventbrite.com/

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