Pensacola Comic Convention

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Pensacola Comic Convention (Pensacola Comic Con)
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StatusDefunct
GenreScience Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Gaming, Paranormal Anime
VenuePensacola Interstate Fair Grounds
Location(s)Pensacola, Florida
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated2010
Organized byPensacola Comic Convention LLC.
Websitehttp://www.pensacolacomiccon.com

Pensacola Comic Convention (Pensacola Comic Con; formerly known as Pensacola Para Con Comic Convention) was a convention for fans of science fiction, horror, fantasy, gaming, anime, costuming, fan films, and indie films held annually in Pensacola, Florida. The event is owned by Pensacola Comic Convention LLC. The event offers celebrity meet and greets, discussion panels, workshops, yard-sale vendor area, film screenings, demonstrations, costume contests, and competitions. The event also offers investigations at local historic haunted locations such the Pensacola Victorian Inn, the Pensacola Light House, the Pensacola Gray House, and the Pensacola Little Theater. A portion of the proceeds of the event are donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities and Making Strides with Breast Cancer and Ronald McDonald House. The convention is the first female African American owed comic convention in the USA.

History[edit]

Pensacola Comic Convention (Pensacola Comic Con) was started in the Fall of 2010 by Ericka Boussarhane, (psychic medium and paranormal investigator). She felt the Florida Panhandle and Emerald Coast community did not have anything that mixed all the con genres of science fiction, horror, fantasy, gaming, anime, costuming, indie films, artists, celebrities, comics, Renaissance, cosplay, steampunk, theater, performing, literature, publishing, arts, mystery, collecting, model construction, film making, and paranormal.

Conventions[edit]

All conventions took place in the Pensacola Interstate Fair Ground Conference Building.

2010
held September 17–18, 2010. Guest, among others, was Patrick Burns, Scott Tepperman GHI, and Brad and Barry Klinge (paranormal investigator)Ghost Lab
2011
held October 15–16, 2011. Guest, among others, were Brian Harnois Ghost Hunters, George Noory, Brian J. Cano and Chris Mancuso Scared! Haunted Collector, Ken Gerhard American cryptozoologist, Scott Tepperman GHI, and Raymond Moody
2012
held September 22–23, 2012. Guest, among others, was Dave Lapham and Scott Tepperman GHI, The Christine Movie Car, Ari Lehman, and Skeeter The Duck.
2013
held August 17–18, 2013. Guests, among others, were RJ Haddy, Richard Epcar, Cindy Morgan, Jason Faunt, Jim O'Rear, Ari Lehman, Michael Berryman, Scott Tepperman, and Addy Miller.
2014
held August 9–10, 2014. Guests, among others, were Lou Ferrigno, Erin Cahill, Jason Faunt, Erika Eleniak, C. Thomas Howell, Jim O'Rear, Fred Williams, Robin Shelby, Gil Gerard, Scott Tepperman, Sonny Strait, Cleve Hall, Oliver Robins and Ari Lehman.
2015
held August 8–9, 2015. Guests, among others, were Randy Couture, Eric Roberts, Lori Petty, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana Ali, Jennifer Rhodes, Greg Cipes, Teddy Long, Michael Copon, Hilary Shepard, Jim O'Rear, Michael Jai White, Larry Wilcox, Rocky Johnson, Scott Tepperman, Jim Tavaré, Bobby Campo, Schoolly D, 501st Legion; BATCOPTER N3079G BATMAN, the 1966 BATMOBILE, and BATCYCLE.
2016
held August 20–21, 2016. Guests: Dennis Rodman (NBA Legend), Adrian Paul, (Highlander, War of the Worlds), Corbin Bernsen ( (L.A. Law, Psych, The Dentist, Major League), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce), Johnny Yong Bosch (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach), Tim Russ Star Trek: Voyager, Fall Out 4, ICarly), Gary Schwartz (Team Fortress, Demoman, Star Trek, Batman Returns), Robert LaSardo (Death Race, CSI Miami, Nip Tuck), Larry Nemecek ("Dr. Trek" Star Trek Continues), Dave Fennoy ("Lee Everett" Walking Dead, Hulu, Prototype, The Wolf Among Us), David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints), Erika Ervin ("Amazon Eve" American Horror Story), Eugene A. Clark ("Big Daddy" Land of the Dead), Jeremy Palko ( The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries), Justin Kucsulain (The Walking Dead, Bloodlines), Gulf South Wrestling Reunion, Jerry Stubbs, Robert Fuller, Bullet Bob Armstrong, Chuck Wagner (Automan), Mike Mundy (Walking Dead), Knightmage (American Cosplayer), Alex Vincent (Child's Play, Curse of Chucky), Zach Galligan (Gremlins, Star Trek, Hatchet), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Michael Beck (Warriors, Xanadu), Jerrad Vunovich (Walking Dead, Hunger Games, American Horror Story), Shadow Clone (Geek Rock Party, Nerdcore Rap Artist), Bruce Carr (No Ordinary Balloon Artist), Gulf South Wrestling, E & E Wrestling, Mystery Machine Van from Scooby-Doo, Jurassic Park Tour Vehicle, Cosplay Inc, and Tennessee Wraith Chasers Ghost Asylum, and more.
2017
held August 17–18, 2017. Guests: Corbin Bernsen, (L.A. Law), (Psych), (The Dentist), (Major League), Scott Steiner AKA ((Big Poppa Pump)), ((The Big Bad Booty Daddy)), ((Freakzilla)), Genetic Freak- Pro Wrestler, Broward Batman Batmobile and 4Kids in Need, Hector David Jr. ((Power Rangers Samurai)), ((Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)), Rick Cosnett ((The Flash)), ((Vampire Diaries)), ((Quantico)), Eddie Deezen ((Grease)), ((Grease 2)), ((Midnight Madness)), ((1941)), and ((WarGames)), Martin Klebba ((Pirates of the Caribbean)), ((CSI)), ((Scrubs)), ((Bones)), and ((Charmed)), Ghost Brothers Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey, Ann Marie Crouch ((Princess Shayla)), ((Power Rangers)), John Mangus ((Jurassic World)), ((Fantastic Four)), ((Hot Tub Time Machine 2)), True Detective, Escape Plan, Dawn of the Planet , Scott Tepperman Syfy Channel's ((Ghost Hunters International)), Nightblade, Night of the Living Dead: Genesis, Jim O' Rear ((Don't Look in the Basement 2)), The Hospital, The Hospital 2, Camp Massacre, Hybrid, and I Dared You! Truth or Dare 5 Nicholas Roylance, Ridiculous Films, Bruce Carr aka No Ordinary Balloon Man, Gene Hamil Twisted Carnival Studios, Joey Oropeza Pecach Pictures and more.

Sources[edit]

Pensacola Comic Convention Trademark [2] Pensacola Comic Con Trademark [3] Pensacola Comic-Con Trademark [4]

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Coordinates: 30°28′22″N 87°18′44″W / 30.4728°N 87.3121°W / 30.4728; -87.3121