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    ‘It was definitely busier than last year’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Some celebrities hadn’t even flown out Monday morning after another successful Comic Con, yet co-founder Chris Dabrowski was already planning for 2017.

    In fact, Dabrowski said dates for next year’s pop-culture extravaganza have already been set for the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls: June 2, 3 and 4.

    A few guests have been booked, while several vendors indicated they want to come back, he said.

    It’s a positive vibe Dabrowski is used to getting now after organizing five events.

    “Our attendance this year surpassed last year’s attendance, and we hope that continues for years to come,” he said.

    Comic Con booked for N.F., Ont.

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    Captain Kirk is coming to Niagara Falls.

    So is Clark Kent, Dylan McKay and Brandon Walsh.

    The third annual Niagara Falls Comic Con, set for the ScotiaBank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont., has landed several TV icons including Canadian-born actor William Shatner, best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on the original “Star Trek” TV series. Niagara Falls Comic Con, is set for June 6 to 8 with Shatner, 82, scheduled to appear on June 8.

    Comic Con expanding again

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Success has come as quick as 1-2-3 for the Niagara Falls Comic Con.

    From humble beginnings at Dave & Busters on Clifton Hill on 2011, the event first moved to the Scotiabank Convention Centre where some 5,000 comic book, sci-fi and fantasy fans took in the one-day event in 2012.

    Comic Con co-owner Chris Dabrowski speculated that the event, which expanded to two days in 2013, will grow again for 2014 once the 2013 event wrapped up last month.

    Fans get their fill of art, costumes and celebrities at Niagara Falls Comic Con

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    From the Tonawanda News:

    A few years ago, Shannon Neprily was just a Canadian dark fantasy author who had a love affair with Japanese anime, comic book conventions and dressing up with her friends as a character she’d seen on television or in movies.

    Together with a group of friends, they’d visit local conventions in full cosplay – short for costume play – mode.

    But then it all changed, as the St. Catherine’s resident learned she, in fact, had breast cancer. It was during last year’s rendition of Niagara Falls Comic Con she told her friends-in-cosplay. It was an emotional reveal, she said.

    “Last year was rough,” she said. “They had to carry me out of here.”

    Exciting Summer Events in Niagara!

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    Thousands pack convention centre for Comic Con

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    They came as zombies and as superheroes. They came in drag and in batsuits.

    Mostly, they came in droves to Saturday’s Niagara Falls Comic Con. When it was over, about 5,000 people passed through the pop culture party, making it one of the biggest single-day events at the Scotiabank Convention Centre since it opened last year.

    “We crushed it,” said a satisfied co-organizer Paul Tappay, who spent a year planning the show with business partner Chris Dabrowski.

    “We’re an organizing mullet … he’s the business end and I’m the party end.”

    After holding the city’s first Comic Con on Clifton Hill last year, they gambled on the city’s new convention centre for this year, knowing it could be a financial nightmare if it didn’t take off. They both hoped for 2,000 to 3,000 people to show up – that figure was history by noon. Crowds packed the hall all day scooping toys, books and autographs, confirming Tappay’s hunch Niagara Falls was ready to compete with cities like San Diego and Toronto as a Comic Con destination.

    It erased any doubt there would be a show next year. It’ll be a two-day event in 2013, using even more floor space.

    Two of my sisters took my two sons to this, and they had a great time. They said the place was very busy, and that they’d definitely go back if they did it again. They didn’t think that the price could be any higher though, unless they get more “big-name” stars in.

    Exciting Spring Events in Niagara Falls

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    Earlier this week I received the latest newsletter from the Fallsview Group.

    Burt Ward to appear at upcoming Niagara Falls Comic Con

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Burt Ward, best known for his portrayal of Robin in the 1966-68 television series Batman, will make an appearance at this June’s Niagara Falls Comic Con.

    “This will be a real treat for me as it will be the first time I have ever been to Niagara Falls,” said Ward from his home in California. “I’m looking forward to meeting all the great fans in Niagara, and hopefully taking in some sights.”

    The event is scheduled for June 9 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

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