Friday, September 12, 2008

The First Tri-City Comic Convention

The First Tri-City Comic Convention

The first Tri-City Comic Convention and independent/fan film festival will take place at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, Washington. As comic book movies are becoming a staple in Hollywood and conventions are becoming more and more popular, Tri-Cities is finally getting its own comic-con which will premiere on October 11, 2008.

TC3 will begin the third annual Tri-City Independent/Fan Film festival with the exciting motto “To spotlight short films made by fans with limited budgets but unlimited imagination!” TC3 is having a special screening of Star Trek: Of Gods and Men with special guest of honor, director Tim Russ. He is best known as Tuvok the Vulcan security officer on Star Trek: Voyager, and also appeared in Live Free or Die Hard as Agent Chuck Summer and Frank in ABC’s Samantha Who? Many more award winning short films from all over the world will be showcased, including Dead Gentlemen Productions “Gamers” screening of their new film The Gamers: Dorkness Rising.

The Tri-City convention will be running from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with a Tim Russ concert from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. Several talented artists from the Pacific Northwest will display and sell their artwork at the show. Bluewater Productions, one of the top independent production studios of comics, young adult books, and graphic novels will be featured. TC3 plans to feature many types of gaming events including electronic, role playing, board games, and card games. A dealer’s room will showcase comics, toys, video games, DVDs, and much more. Also at the convention, a costume masquerade and auction for the William Lloyd Cooper Scholarship Fund for Imagination.

TC3 Foundation works to support the education of the public to garner appreciation for art, media, literature, gaming, and imagination, particularly in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and comics. They host events and fan-run conventions, celebrating the continuing contribution of this branch of pop culture. Learn more about the Tri-City Comic Con by clicking here.

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