Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Weathers the Storm! ~ What'cha Reading?

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Weathers the Storm!

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This weekend would have been the date of the latest event to hit the Con scene, Heroes & Villains Fan Fest.  However, Mother Nature had other plans and disrupted the event with a blizzard of villainous proportions.  New York and New Jersey were buried with close to two feet or more of snow and winds of 45 mph causing white out conditions, grinding any method of transportation to a screeching halt.  The storm stretched from Washington, D.C. to New England knocking out power and leaving fourteen people dead in its wake as of last night. Fellow staffer Steven and myself were to attend the show, courtesy of two tickets from Michael “Gooth” Guthas, the press manager at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest.  I was personally looking forward to attending Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, along with meeting Erin Richards (Gotham) and Caity Lotz (Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow)I had attended Walker Stalker Con in December, which was excellent, so I knew this show would be great as well.

12540904_607903462681600_3929194907667660859_nWhile many fans and some guests are snowed in this weekend due to the blizzard, the ones who did make the effort to get to the Meadowlands Exposition Center were not disappointed.  Arrow’s Stephen Amell, John Barrowman and Katrina Law entertained fans at a hotel not far while Saturday was officially cancelled.  They took pictures, signed autographs and on Saturday evening, John Barrowman and Stephen Amell even put on an impromptu concert.

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Heroes & Villains has been excellent with its updates regarding scheduling, cancellations, etc. for tomorrow’s part of the event.  They have stressed on their website the show will go on as planned Sunday and made a complete list of who and who will not be there, new times for panels and other events, as well as honoring all tickets from Saturday’s show.  This, along with the re-scheduling of Saturday’s show with as many of the original guests as possible, shows how committed they are to the fans and the experience.  It will go a long way on the comic con scene.

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While it was disappointing that I, along with many others, were not able to make it to Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, they did a great job accommodating everyone.  Heroes & Villains Fan Fest will re-schedule Saturday’s event and will be hitting the road along with the stars from The Flash, Arrow and Gotham starting with Chicago March 12-13 and Atlanta November 19-20.  The Arrow crew was nice and appreciative to the fans, taking pictures and entertaining them.  It’s nice to see celebrities do that for the fans and while I may have missed this event, I’d like to thank Michael “Gooth” Guthas, once again, for the tickets and handling the event so well considering the circumstances.
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For any and all information regarding Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, please check out http://heroesfanfest.com/
 
While the 2016 con scene may have started off on a frigid note, What’cha Reading will be providing press coverage at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) the weekend of March 18-20, featuring Keiynan Lonsdale from The Flash and Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh of Supergirl.
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