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 New York’s largest comic convention to be held at Resorts World Dec. 3 – Dec. 4

(Queens, NY) – Get a costume and get in character! Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) will host WinterCon on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Sunday, December 4th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Central Park event space. New York’s largest Comic festival will feature panel discussions, costume contests, and a chance to meet the heroes you grew up with and continue to love.

Wintercon is the largest sci-fi convention in the New York area and is dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, allowing them to get up close and personal with their favorite stars, authors, and comic book characters. Fans will get a chance to dress-up like their beloved heroes while meeting them in-person!

The festival will feature special guest appearances and panels with the casts of Mad Max, Star Wars, The Warriors, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, James Bond, The Last Dragon, Saved by the Bell, and Family Guy. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Mad Max: The Road Warrior featuring appearances by the original cast members including Bruce Spence, Virginia Hey, Vernon Wells, and many more. Fans of all ages will enjoy meeting the stars from the movies that started it all.

Featured sci-fi all-stars to join in the festivities will include the original Chewbacca – played by Peter Mayhew. Fresh off reprising his role in "The Force Awakens,” the man with the infamously distinct roar will be joined by pilots from the Rebel Alliance to meet and greet fans of all ages. Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with everyone’s favorite brain-eating zombies, Austin Amelio (Dwight) and Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel), of the smash-hit TV series the Walking Dead.

This year’s Wintercon will also include the Masquerade Cosplay Contest, awarding up to 4 prizes for costumes, live skits, and more! Rules and regulations for the Cosplay contest can be found on the New York WinterCon website.

The biggest comic and sci-fi festival is a family-friendly place for children to explore, learn, and be inspired by their heroes. Pick up collectable movie merchandise, costumes and toys with thousands of items to choose from – there really is something for everybody!

WinterCon will take place at the Central Park Event Space, the largest event space in Queens with over 70,000 square feet of space. General Admission for Adult tickets begin at $36 and $19 for children’s tickets.  Adult weekend passes start at $58 and children’s are $23 and can be purchased online or at the casino. Anyone under the age of 18 must enter through P6 entrance only.

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                             WHO:                   Peter Mayhew, the voice of Chewbacca, Mad Max’s Bruce Spence, Xanadu’s Michael

                                                           Beck, The Walking Dead’s Austin Amelio and Seth Gilliam, Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura,

                                                            Nichelle Nichols, James Bond portrayer George Lazenby, Saved by the Bell’s Dustin         

                                                            Diamond, the voice of Mort Goldman from Family Guy: Johnny Brennan          

WHAT:                WinterCon: New York’s Largest Sci-Fi & Comic Convention

WHERE:             Resorts World Casino New York City 

WHEN:                Saturday, December 3, 2016 – Sunday, December 4, 2016

                                10 a.m. Doors                                    10 a.m. Doors

                                8 p.m. Close                                         5 p.m. Close


About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $1.7 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWNYC is operated by theGenting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.