The OC-Con Comic and Memorabilia Festival is on April 1 and 2

The OC-Con Comic and Memorabilia Festival is on April 1 and 2

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Billy Dee Williams

Hollywood icons Billy Dee Williams and Seth Gilliam will be special guests at the OC-Con Comic Festival. A limited number of tickets are still available for exclusive photo, autograph and Q&A sessions with the stars. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

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Seth Gilliam

OC-Con will open with the one-mile OC-Con Superhero Run on the boardwalk at 10 a.m. April 1, and the Superhero Obstacle Dash for 12-and-unders on the beach at 11 a.m. April 1. Run registration fee is $15 and includes admission to the show and a T-shirt. The fee for 12-and-unders is $10 and includes the Obstacle Dash as well as admission and a T-shirt. Register online.

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A popular vehicle last year was Green Hornet’s Black Beauty

OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 1) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (April 2).

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Last year everyone knew who to call…

Williams starred as Lando Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” in the “Star Wars” trilogy. His career in film, television, music and art spans five decades and began to soar in the 1970s with memorable roles in “Mahogany,” “Lady Sings the Blues” and “Brian’s Song.” He will appear and be available for Q&A, photo and autograph sessions only on April 1.

Gilliam landed his first big role as Aaron Dexter on “The Cosby Show.” He is best known as Ellis Carter on HBO’s acclaimed series “The Wire,” and he has appeared recently as Father Gabriel Stokes in AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” He will be at OC-Con on Sunday (April 2) and, like Williams, will be available for Q&A, photo and autograph sessions.

Kids of all ages will have fun.
Kids of all ages will have fun.

Tickets for OC-Con are currently on sale and are expected to sell quickly. Prices are as follows:

Adult admission: $10 per day or $15 for both days.

  • Child (12 and under) admission: $5 per day or $8 for both days.
  • Billy Dee Williams Q&A: $20 (noon to 12:45 p.m. April 1)
  • Billy Dee Williams Photo: $55 (maximum two people per photo)
  • Billy Dee Williams Autograph: $50 (no photos, one item signed)
  • Seth Gilliam Q&A: $15 (10:30 to 11:15 a.m. p.m. April 2)
  • Seth Gilliam Photo: $40 (maximum two people per photo)
  • Seth Gilliam Autograph: $40 (no photos, one item signed)

For complete information on all of OC-Con, visit ocnjcon.com.

 

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Hope to see you soon…