Photo by LadyJ Cosplay
Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2016 took place from April 22 to April 24 in Oaks, PA and packed quite a bit into those 3 days.
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, in Oaks, PA, proved to be an ideal venue for a show of this size. The show floor provided ample room for celebrities, animation and comic book creators, and merchandise vendors, with plenty of room left over for separate panel rooms. The Expo Center’s free parking surrounds the building, making it quick and easy to get in and out, which is a huge plus for fans making trips back to their vehicles to drop off purchases or make cosplay costume repairs. They didn’t have to walk half a mile to do it.
Entry into the show was swift with multiple ticket lines and the volunteers of the show were very helpful and friendly. Ticket prices were also reasonable, with prices as low as $25 for a Friday pass and $60 for a 3-day weekend pass.
Guests from the world of animation and comics included voice actor Tom Kane (Powderpuff Girls, Clone Wars), writer Joe Caramagna (Iron man, Spider-man), legendary comic artist Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men), and a variety of other animation and creators, including several independents.
Celebrity guests included Star Trek Voyager’s Garett Wang (Harry Kim) and Robert Duncan McNeill (Thomas Eugene Paris), Babylon 5’s Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin) and James Frain (Theo Galavant), Star War’s Ray Park (Darth Maul), and a number of Power Rangers, including Amy Jo Johnson (Pink Ranger), Johnny Yong Bosch (Black Ranger), Austin St. John (Red Ranger), and Jason Faunt (Red Ranger).
In one fan-favorite moment of the convention, actor/writer/director Kel Mitchell, know for his roles on Nickelodeon’s “All That” and “Kenan and Kel,” as well as the 1997 comedy “Good Burger,” was made an honoray Orange Ranger by the Phialdelphia Power Rangers.
Over 140 attendees participated in the cosplay contest on Sunday, with top finishers including Armored Batman, Zena: Warrior Princess, the Black Lantern Family, and DC Bombshell Jetpack Hawkgirl.
To see more photos of The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, check out this Facebook gallery by LadyJ Cosplay or check out these daily photo recaps by Jordan DesJardins at ScienceFiction.com: