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+ April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017 +

Convention: We Need a Hero Con

  • April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Phone: 315-724-6129
  • www.uticacm.org

Utica Children's Museum

311 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501

This event will feature special guests, panels, workshops, movie screenings, comic book artists and authors, local vendors, and a Magic: The Gathering pre-release by Cloud Giant, and a whole floor of kids attractions. Our all-star line up of special guests include Brian O'Halloran & Scott Shiaffo from Clerks, Jeff Parazzo and Kevin Duhaney from Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Taimak of The Last Dragon, Jayne Heitmeyer of Earth: Final Conflict, Nadia Verrucci who voices Juno in the Assasin's Creed videogame, Noelle Hannibal from Star Trek: First Contact, Genoveva Rossi scream queen, and more!

Also – we will also have raffle prizes from Bill Nye and his documentary team, Yaya Han (costume designer & SyFy’s “Heroes of Cosplay” cast member), Lil Bub (Internet celebrity cat phenomenon), Lootcrate, along with various baskets donated by community members. Special thanks to Bank of Utica, 92.7 The Drive, and The Burns Agency for sponsoring our event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.weneedaherocon.com.

Saturday April 22 & Sunday April 23, 2017 the Utica Children's Museum will be hosting their first ever pop culture and comic convention called We Need a Hero! Con from 10:00-6:00 Saturday, and 10:00 – 5:00 Sunday. The admission is $10 per person per day and children under 12 are free of charge (must be accompanied by an adult). Saturday night will feature a special VIP Concert by WICKED starting at 7pm. Tickets for the concert are separate - $5 for convention ticket holders, $10 for those without. This is a fundraiser for the Utica Children's Museum to assist with general operating costs.