New England Fan Fest 7 brought legends to Warwick, RI
June 18, 2019
The BIGGEST show in the smallest state!
November 8, 2019
Extra, Extra!! Rhode Island Comic Con from the inside!
As we stated before, Rhode Island Comic Con had a who`s who in the way of celebrities. There were cancellations as there are with any event and obviously it`s out of the control of the Con themselves. Reasoning for a cancellation can be anything from a travel issue to filming schedules among other reasons that could pop up as a surprise at last minute.
The demand was so big this year that they not only filled the Dunkin Donuts Center and the Convention Center, but they expanded for the first time into the attached OMNI Hotel. They took over their ball rooms at the OMNI and even added about 7 heated tents outside as well. The CELEB PHOTO OPS were all done in the tents which really made it a lot less crowded on the inside of the Dunk which was nice.
I caught up with former WWE Women`s champion Melina who was on hand all weekend. We spoke off camera about her involvement with Comic Cons and the fact that she is doing a ton of them these days. She said she`s officially a Con girl now and really loves doing them. Melina is super down to earth and always has been. She loves meeting her fans and really looks forward to these events. We also chatted about New England Fan Fest 5 which took place in the same room, so we bounced around some memories from that event that she appeared at in 2015 alongside John Morrison.
There was certainly no shortage of Cosplayers as we mentioned before. It was great to see everyone coming out dressed up for the big weekend!
The weekend had something for everyone, from autograph sessions and photo op sessions to Q&A panels and a huge Artist Alley. There were tons of vendors through out both arenas filled with great merchandise for sale. Some of the coolest moments are simply walking around and seeing all of the vintage toys for sale.