Boston Con Hosts Cosplay Event on 7/31
Back in April, Boston was getting ready for it’s annual Comic Con. While not the biggest con in the country, it’s been slowly growing bigger and better the past few years. Then the tragedy of the Boston Marathon Bombing kept the event from happening. But the organizers weren’t put down, and rescheduled the event for this coming weekend (8/3-8/4). But to help make the event even better, there will be a cosplay event at Faneuil Hall this Wednesday (7/31). This will be in addition to the normal cosplay contest at the convention. I’ll be at the event both days, so follow my twitter (click here) to see pictures and general updates of the goings on. Make sure to say hi if you see me.
Here is the press release.
PRE-BCC FANEUIL HALL COSPLAY EVENT – WED. 7/31!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA
The Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, Newbury Comics, and Faneuil Hall Market Place are teaming up for the first PRE-BOSTON COMIC CON COSPLAY EVENT, being held at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Wednesday, July 31st 11:45am to 1:00pm!
This event is in addition to The Boston Comic Con’s regular annual costume contest being held Sunday August 4th at 3pm at The Seaport World Trade Center.
Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite comic book, anime, sci-fi, horror, or fantasy character. The contest will kick off with a costume parade around Faneuil Hall, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort, and will culminate in a costume contest for which the winners will receive prizes.
The 1st place winner will receive two weekend passes to the 2013 Boston Comic Con, a limited-edition Boston Comic Con T-shirt, and Boston Comic Con poster. The 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort, a t-shirt and poster; and the 3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics, t-shirt, and poster.
Costume contestants will be asked to arrive at Dick’s Last Resort (4 North Market St., Faneuil Hall, Boston) at 11:45 a.m. to check in and register. The parade will begin shortly after 12 p.m. and the final winners will be announced at 12:45 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and contestants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to compete!
Judges will include representatives from Newbury Comics, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and The Boston Comic Con.
For general inquiries please call 617-646-1066