Fans lined up for blocks to get into Rhode Island Comic Con per usual and this year certainly didn`t disappoint. It all kicked off on Thursday evening at the Cinemas at Providence Place Mall with a special viewing of A Nightmare on Elm street. What`s better than watching a horror classic on Halloween night you ask? Watching the movie with Freddy himself Robert Englund is the correct answer and that`s exactly the opportunity that fans had!
Doors opened at 3:00pm on Friday to the masses and they filled in quickly. To our surprise, there was no ribbon cutting ceremony for the first time in many years. Day one ran from 3:00pm-9:00pm and fans had the opportunity to attend some great Q&A panels, visit the KIDS ZONE upstairs on the 5th floor of the Convention Center as well as meet their favorite celebrities.
This year featured some great groups of talent including cast members from National Lampoon`s Christmas Vacation such as Chevy Chase, Beverly D`Angelo, Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall. Also featured through out the weekend were members of the Family Matters cast including Jaleel White, Kellie Williams, Darius McCrary and Shawn Harrison. Several cast members from the hit Netflix show Stranger Things were also on hand. Any Star Trek fans out there?! Star Trek fans were treated to the presence of William Shatner, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols among others.