Inaugural convention to draw fans of comics, television and film

Flower City Comic Con, a brand new convention for fans – by fans – will debut this weekend in Rochester, N.Y. Flower City Comic Con will take place at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Saturday, April 23 and Sunday April 24, 2016.

Guests to Flower City Comic Con will have the chance to meet some of their favorite stars of comics, television and film, including special guests Douglas Arthur (Tales from the Dougside), Karan Ashley (Aisha the Yellow Power Ranger), Jim Cummings (voice actor, “Animaniacs”, “Batman”, “Shrek”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”), Walter Jones (Zack the Black Power Ranger), GiGi Lenley (“Farscape,” “Star Trek Continues”), Mackenzie Lintz (“The Hunger Games” ,“The Walking Dead”), Graham Nolan (Batman artist for Detective Comics, co-creator of Batman villain Bane) as well as legendary wrestlers The Nasty Boys and Tito Santana. Panel discussions and photo-ops will be available with each special guest.

Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator will be on site to provide guests the chance to work together as Bridge Officers on a Starship. Experience Entertainment will also be on site to provide guests the opportunity to have their photo taken with a replica TARDIS ship from Doctor Who and also a replica of Dean’s Chevy Impala from the television show Supernatural.

In addition to the special guests and activities, attendees will be able to participate in panel discussions, browse numerous vendors, play their favorite board games, and participate in role-playing games, autograph and photo opportunities with the special guests.

In creating and bringing Flower City Comic Con to Rochester, the convention’s organizers are capitalizing on the popularity of comic culture in the United States and the growing number of conventions for fans.  Flower City Comic Con organizers are working with Visit Rochester to welcome visitors coming to the Rochester area for the convention. Organizers estimate over 2,000 people will attend the first-ever Flower City Comic Con throughout the weekend.

Flower City Comic Con organizer Chris Frank expressed his excitement for the weekend’s festivities noting, “This event’s organizers are in this for the wonder and fun of the comic convention experience.  It will be a true joy to see the excitement in other people’s faces.  For us, the payoff will be when someone’s eyes go wide with amazement and they grin because they just saw something at Flower City Comic Con that they’ll remember for a long time to come.”

Flower City Comic Con will take place 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, and 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center is located at 123 East Main Street. Tickets are on sale and available for purchase at:

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