For those of you following along, we’ve been to every big con all around the country: from NYCC to Dragon Con, and everything in between. This year, when putting together our con schedule, we were looking for something new. And boy, did we find it.
The Fandemic Tour, which kicks off in Sacramento, CA from June 22-24, is brought to you by the same people who originally created Wizard World Comic Con.
The lineup is mind-blowing: headlining are Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yuen, and Scott Wilson from The Walking Dead. They’ll also have Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and Chris Sullivan of Guardians of the Galaxy fame. Finally, you’ll get a chance to meet the Bella Twins, and the casts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Smallville.
The programming is also out of this world. Here’s what’s on our agenda:
- Rare Q&A with current and former cast members of A&E’s The Walking Dead (Saturday)
- A This is Us panel with Milo Ventimiglia and Chris Sullivan (Saturday)
- Interactive Q&A’s with individual celebrities including: Bruce Campbell (Friday), John Schneider (Friday), Tom Welling (Saturday), Michael Rooker (Sunday), Robert Englund (Sunday)
- Angel Gets Charmed (Charmed celebrating 20 years this year) featuring: Holly Marie Combs and Charisma Carpenter (Saturday)
- WWE™ The Bella Twins™, Nikki and Brie Bella (Sunday) BELLA TWINS APPEARANCE MOVED TO SUNDAY FROM FRIDAY
- The Walking Dead Fireside chat regarding the Most Spectacular Deaths featuring Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun
- Buffy Meets Angel Playback with host Clare Kramer, featuring James Marsters, Christian Kane and Charisma Carpenter (Sunday)
- Why Comic Books Will Only Get Bigger, No Matter What Critics Say with comic art legend, Neal Adams (Friday)
Fan connections will be made at these panels and demos featuring some of the best:
- Getting started in Cosplay in your 40s, 50s and 60s with Gonzo’s Cosplay Adventure (Friday)
- Why Fandom and Shipping Matter featuring editors from Zimbio and a writer from CW’s Riverdale (Saturday)
- Droid Building 101 with Sacramento Astromech Builders (Saturday)
- Building Star Wars quality cosplay – Demo build with 501st Legion (Saturday)
Programming will also include socially-focused topics:
- A Comic Q/A with the world’s leading publisher of English-language educational manga (Friday)
- Mighty League of Acceptance: Using Pop Culture to Engage and Educate about Autism (Saturday)
- Body Image and Acceptance with Chunky Girl Comics (Sunday)
- CAUSEplay by members of the West Coast Avengers cosplay (Sunday)
- Cooking Japan’s favorite fast foods— onigiri and oshinko – with Manga University (Sunday)
If you thought that was exciting enough, there are tons of special events going on around the con that’ll keep you geeking out all weekend.
On Thursday night, June 21st at 7:00pm, Fandemic is co-hosting a premiere for Jurassic World with the Esquire IMAX Theatre, just outside of the Sacramento Convention Center. Click here for tickets: https://www.tickmarq.com/sites/esquireimax/films/ST00000350
On Friday night, June 22nd at 8:00pm following the show, John Macaluso will bring back his signature Friday night event, the Drink & Draw, hosted by pop culture artist Clinton Hobart.
So what are you waiting for? Get your General Admission tickets ASAP:
$35 – Friday Pass (Hours 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
$45 – Saturday Pass (Hours 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
$40 – Sunday Pass (Hours: (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
$75 – Full Weekend Pass (admission all three days)
$150 – Fandemic Fanatic VIP – (3-day pass, early admission, fast pass for photo ops/autographs (behind Celebrity VIP passholders), swag bag and VIP reserve seating at panels).
Also, EXCLUSIVELY for Geek Prime readers: get 25% off general admission with code FANDEMIC25
See you there!