From: Pensacola Bay Center
Due to an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from fans, Pensacon is expanding to encompass not only its original location, the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel, but also the entire Pensacola Bay Center.
“Reaction to the announcement of our inaugural Pensacon has been amazing,” said Mike Ensley, Pensacon Chairman. “With the addition of the Pensacola Bay Center, we have the capacity to make Pensacon the premier pop culture event on the Gulf Coast.”
Featuring three days of celebrities, panel discussions, concerts, gaming events, costume contests, awards and a vendor area, Pensacon will take place over the weekend of February 21-23 in historic downtown Pensacola, Florida.
World class celebrities will be on-hand all weekend to interact with fans, including Sci-Fi Icons Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) in the Star Wars films; Walter Koenig, who played Star Trek’s Pavel Chekov; Simon Fisher-Becker of Doctor Who and Harry Potter fame; and a Battlestar Galactica reunion featuring Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Anne Lockhart and Herbert Jefferson, Jr.
Horror fans can meet legendary actor and makeup effects artist, Tom Savini; Friday the 13th’s Jason, Kane Hodder; actor Lew Temple, star of The Walking Dead and Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects; Tony Moran, the original Michael Myers; and Christine, one of only two surviving cars from John Carpenter’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name.
Comic book fans can interact with legendary Iron Man writer, David Michelinie; celebrated Star Wars artist Dave Dorman; and other artists and writers including Mark Texiera (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), Mike Baron (Nexus, Star Wars), John Dell (Avengers vs. X-Men), Steve Scott (Batman: The Dark Knight) and more.
Pensacon will also be the site of the inaugural Fright Meter Awards Ceremony, honoring the best in horror film in 2013.
Weekend passes and hotel reservations are now available for Pensacon at www.pensacon.com.