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    Fans flock to Comic Con

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Yondu was in the house and the crowds couldn’t get enough.

    Michael Rooker, who played the blue-skinned buccaneer Yondu in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series, was one the main attractions at Niagara Falls Comic Con.

    The 63-year-old actor enjoys meeting with his fans.

    Gearing up for Niagara Falls Comic Con

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s game on for Charles Martinet.

    The California resident has spent the last few days cramming in as much sight-seeing adventures as he could into his first trip to Niagara because, starting Friday, his calendar will be pretty full.

    “I’m enchanted with Niagara Falls,” he said Wednesday. “It is absolutely beautiful.”

    Martinet, who has been the voice of Mario in Nintendo’s flagship video game franchise for the past 27 years, will be among a number of celebrity guests at the sixth annual Niagara Falls Comic Con which starts Friday.

    Chewbacca actor roars into Niagara Falls Comic Con

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Few people could have predicted how massive the “Star Wars” phenomenon would become when it was released 40 years ago. It certainly boosted the profile of Peter Mayhew, the 7’3” English actor who played the iconic Chewbacca in the space adventure series. Mayhew will be one of the featured guests at Niagara Falls Comic Con June 2-4.

    During a recent phone interview, Mayhew said he’s looking forward to returning to Niagara Falls, Ont. for the three-day convention. When asked how many years has he been touring on the convention circuit, he laughed and said, “Too many. It’s been a long time (since I’ve been in Niagara Falls). I was quite amazed the first time I went up there and saw all the water and the whole lake.”

    Niagara Falls Comic Con returns in June

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    From Niagara Frontier Publications:

    Niagara Falls on both sides of the border have become the mecca of family getaways. But thousands of families travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario, to take part in the biggest pop culture event of the year: Niagara Falls Comic Con. Read More…

    Comic Con gives Star Wars fans something to ‘Chewie’ on

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    From Niagara This Week:

    As an actor, Peter Mayhew has been a part of one of the most successful film franchises of all time.

    But you may not recognize him if you met him on the street.

    Mayhew, of course, is best known to Star Wars fans as Chewbacca, Han Solo’s wookie sidekick. Fans will get a chance to see the man behind all that hair and makeup when he makes a rare Canadian appearance in Niagara Falls later this year, when Niagara Falls Comic Con takes over the Scotiabank Convention Centre from June 2 to 4.

    “There’s no question that Star Wars is hands down the most popular film series of all time, so we couldn’t be more excited to land one of the more well known characters from the movie franchise,” said Chris Dabrowski, Comic Con’s show manager. “This will be a real treat for Star Wars fans of the original and new movies.”

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    Plans under way for year long birthday bash in Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Normally, Chris Dabrowski is consumed with comic books, science fiction and superheroes as manager of the annual Niagara Falls Comic Con.

    But Dabrowski was wearing a different hat when he appeared before council to unveil plans being put forward by the city’s Canada 150 Celebration Committee, of which he is chair.

    “It’s a big one. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to celebrate, for us to celebrate the past, the present and the future of Canada here in Niagara Falls,” Dabrowski said. “We want to make sure next year that we don’t just celebrate on July 1 but we celebrate throughout the whole year.”

    Other communities have already announced plans on how they plan to celebrate the country’s sesquicentennial he said.

    “Now it’s our turn.”

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