Comic Con Palm Springs will return to the Palm Springs Convention Center August 25-27, 2017 and will provide the attendees with the opportunity to interact with host of artists and celebrities during the three-day event. Event attendees will be able to peruse the aisles of exhibitors who will offer rare and vintage collectable materials and interact with dozens of celebrities and comic artists who will offer autographs and pose for photographs. Comic Con Palm Springs is presented by Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and Spa Resort Casino.
The list of major celebrities includes Stan Lee, Marvel Comics founder, Rob Lefeild, artist/creator of Deadpool and Cable, Lindsay Wagner, actress on The Bionic Woman, actress Dana Gaier (voice of “Edith” in Despicable Me), Tom Kenny, voice actor of SpongeBob SquarePants, Skottie Young (artist and author for Marvel Entertainment), J. Scott Campbell (artist of Danger Girl and Spiderman), actor Corbin Bernson (featured in Psych, LA Law, Major League and Star Trek the Next Generation), and many more.
The event also offers a special VIP dinner with Stan Lee. A limited number of fans will have the opportunity to share a special dinner with Lee on Friday, August 25. In addition to the dinner, participants will be able to have a photo opportunity after dinner with Stan and receive a pre-signed photo.
One of the highlights of the event will be a one-night-only special musical performance by Lynda Carter, known for her role of Wonder Woman in the 1970’s series. Her performance on Saturday, August 26 at 8 p.m. will take place in a custom-built intimate theater in the Palm Springs Convention Center. The 90-minute show will feature her distinctive versions of jazz, blues, country and pop songs from her popular “The Other Side of Trouble” tour.
A new event at the festival this year is “Twisted Toons – Live Script Reading of Back to the Future.” Fans will NOT want to miss this hilarious live movie read featuring the biggest voice acting superstars in the galaxy. Comic Con Palm Springs attending celebrities will read the full script for the iconic film “Back to the Future,” but as the voices of the characters for which they are most known. Hero Marty McFly will sound like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dr. Emmett Brown will sound like Samurai Jack, and Biff Tannen will sound like a character from Pinky & the Brain. This special event is expected to sell out and will enable participants to experience this beloved movie in a brand new, hysterical and utterly twisted way.
The 25th anniversary of “Death of Superman” and “Batman: The Animated Series” will be celebrated by several attending celebrities at two different panel discussions. Brett Breeding, artist of DC Comics’ Superman, Jon Bogdanove, the artist/writer of “Death of Superman,” Mike Carlin, and Karl Kesel, writer of “Death of Superman” will conduct a special panel on the famous 1992 comic book storyline that occurred in the DC Comic’s Superman titles. That panel will be followed by a panel hosted by Jean MacCurdy, former President of Warner Brothers Animation, Eric Radomski, producer of the “Batman: The Animated Series,” and Alan Burnett, DC Comics Executive Producer. This panel will discuss the celebrated animated series that aired from 1992-1995 and was praised for its thematic complexity, darker tones, artistic quality, film noir aesthetics, and the modernization of the titles crime fighting origins.
Additional celebrities to appear at the event include Khary Payton (who portrays “King Ezekiel” in Walking Dead), Veronica Taylor (the voice of “Ash Ketchum” in Pokémon), Troy Baker (the voice of “Joel” from Sony’s top-selling video game The Last of Us), Chester Rushing (who plays “Tommy H.” in Stranger Things), and John DiMaggio (the voice of “Marcus Fenix” in Microsoft’s hit game Gears of War and the voice of “Bender” in Futurama).
Comic Con Palm Springs tickets are on sale now. A standard Three-Day membership is $60 ($70 at door), and a Three-Day VIP membership is $125 ($135 at door). Attendees may also select to attend individual days. A Friday-only membership is $35 ($45 at door), a Saturday-only membership is $47 ($57 at door), and a Sunday-only membership is $35 ($45 at door). Kids 12 and under free and there are special Heroes memberships for all active military, police, fire, and EMS personnel.