Catch the Wave

One of the biggest northeast conventions is heading to the smallest state for three days of pop culture fun! Rhode Island Comic Con is being held on November 1-3, 2019 at the Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin’ Donuts Center on 1 Sabin Street in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Media guests attending the show include Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron (National Lampoon), Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, and Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame), Alfie Allen and Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones), William Shatner, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Karl Urban (Thor: Ragnarok), John Barrowman (Arrow), Natalia Cordova and Henry Simmons (Agents of SHIELD), Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell), Gaten Matarazzo, Francesca Reale, Gabriella Pizzolo, Alec Hitcoff, and Andrew Ivchenko (Stranger Things), Patrick Warburton and Griffin Newman (The Tick), Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), J. Michael Tatum, Josh Grelle, Christopher Sabat, Clifford Chapin, and Colleen Clinkenbeard (My Hero Academia), David Mazouz, Robin Lord Taylor, and Donal Logue (Gotham), David Yost (Power Rangers), and Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Justin H. Min (Umbrella Academy). 

Comic guests attending the show Allen Bellman (Captain America), Bob Wiacek (Uncanny X-Men), Buzz (X-Factor), Chris Campana (First World), Christopher Priest (Spider-Man), Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider), Danny Fingeroth (Darkhawk), Darryl Banks (Green Lantern), Denny O’Neil (Batman Knightfall), Graham Nolan (The Phantom), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Ian Chase Nichols (The Tick), Jan Duursema (Star Wars), Jeff McClelland (The World Front), Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine), Joe St. Pierre (Venom), Michael Golden (The Micronauts), Mike Deodato Jr. (Secret Avengers), Mike Grell (Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Mike Zeck (Detective Comics), Neal Adams (Batman), Pat Broderick (Captain Atom), Rick Leonardi (The New Mutants), Ron Leary Jr. (Heavy Metal), and Tom Mandrake (Action Comics).

Along with fully stocked vendors tables, workshops and panels, Rhode Island Comic Con will also be hosting two after-party events. The first resurrects the pumpkin king for one more night of fun, costumes and happy haunts with the Halloween Strikes Back party. The following night “fly” to Hawaii for a luau filled with dancing, games, prizes and celebrity guests. Geek Speed Dating is also heading to the show to help attendees meet that special someone. There will also be video game tournaments, card games, and specialty kids events. 

The con is running Friday 3 PM to 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. One-day passes are $35 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, and $40 for Sunday. A full weekend pass is available for $85, with children 6 and under admitted for free with a paid adult. VIP passes are also currently available. 

For more information on the upcoming con, or to purchase tickets, visit ricomiccon.com.