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BOSTON COMIC CON TO HOST 2nd ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST

WHAT: Calling all Batmen, Cat Women, X-Men, Spidermen, Ninja Turtles and Wolverines!

Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, and Newbury Comics and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are teaming up for the second annual pre-convention Boston Comic Con Costume Contest.  The contest is open to the public and will feature a costume parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace and prizes for the top three winners.  The 2014 Boston Comic Con will be held August 8, 9, 10 at Seaport World Trade Center. 

Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Super Hero, comic book character, and beyond (all costumes should be family friendly).  The contest will kick off with a “Costume Parade” around Quincy Market, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort (Boston Comic Con will also host its annual Costume Contest “Cosplay” during the Convention on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center)

*Prizes*

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded.  1st place winner will receive two VIP passes to the three day Boston Comic Con ($240 value that includes a limited-edition T-shirt,) 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort.  3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics. 

WHEN:                 Wednesday, July 30, 2014

                            11:45 a.m.  – 1 p.m.

Costume contestants should arrive at Dick’s Last Resort at 11:45 a.m. to check in and register.  The parade will begin at 12:15 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!

JUDGING: Judges will include representatives from Newbury Comics at Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace  and Boston Comic Con

WHERE:                Dick’s Last Resort

                             4 North Market Street

                             Faneuil Hall Marketplace

                             Boston, MA 

For general inquiries please call 617-646-1066

About Newbury Comics

Newbury Comics, a longtime exhibitor at Boston Comic Con, will be located at the Boston Comic Con Exhibition area in the Seaport World Trade Center.  Newbury Comics will be giving out free promotional items at Boston Comic Con so stop by and visit their booth!  Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall Marketplace store is located in the North Market building and is one of 28 stores all based in New England.  Newbury Comics is independently owned and operated by its original founder for more than 30 years and specializes in music, movies and pop culture goods.

About Dick’s Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Dick’s is located in the Historic Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.  It’s just a napkin’s throw away from the Harbor and the Boston Aquarium. Stop by and let yer hair down, enjoy some grub or toss back a few cold ones on our rockin’ patio.  It’s all in fun at Dick’s in Boston, so come see why Dick has been infamous since the rowdy times began in 1993.

About Boston Comic Con  

The 8th Annual Boston Comic Con will host a three-day convention at the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014.  A-list celebrities from the genres of science fiction fantasy, horror and beyond will participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops and autograph signings throughout the convention, alongside 200+ comic book creators from the local region and beyond.  In addition, a Comic Book film festival will be held throughout the weekend and a Comic Book art auction will be held on Sunday, August 10. New this year, a third day was added on Friday, August 8, first Cosplay Harbor and the official “after party” at Laugh Boston on Saturday, August 9, and a limited number of VIP entry tickets on the convention’s first day at 1 p.m. August 8, one hour before general admission.  Celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones,” John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and Arrow,” Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel,” Katie Cassidy of “Arrow,” Eve Myles of “Torchwood,” Jewel Staite of “Firefly,”Sam Witwer of “Being Human” and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC.

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