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Hudson Valley Comic Con: Pop Culture Hits Poughkeepsie

Linda Marie Linda Marie
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April 28th, 2017

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Hudson Valley Comic Con: Pop Culture Hits Poughkeepsie

Hudson Valley Comic Con (HVCC) returns to Gold’s Gym in Poughkeepsie, New York on May 6-7. After a successful first year, HVCC is bringing even more excitement to 2017! New guests, new vendors, new panels and new activities means more fun for the fans.

Hudson Valley Comic Con: Pop Culture Hits Poughkeepsie

Hudson Valley Comic Con, Ming Chen Comic Book Men

Ming Chen scheduled to appear at Hudson Valley Comic Con. Credit:

Meet Ming Chen

Ming Chen, from AMC’s hit TV show Comic Book Men, will be on hand to greet fans and talk all things ‘geek’. Ming has been making his way around the comic convention scene and is sure to bring his vibrant energy to Hudson Valley Comic Con. Learn more about Ming by checking out his Q&A panel held on Sunday May 7 at 12 pm, moderated by Earplug Podcast’s own DW. Earplug Podcast (formally Fanboys Inc.) will be teaming up with Ming to share the HVCC experience throughout the weekend.


Hudson Valley Comic Con, Ming Chen, DW, Earplug Podcast, Comic Book Men

DW from Earplug Podcast will team up with Ming Chen at Hudson Valley Comic Con. Credit: DW & Earplug Podcast

Blast From The Past

For those feeling a bit more nostalgic, HVCC has some stellar options sure to tantalize your taste buds. Patricia Quinn (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Taimak (The Last Dragon), Johnny Yong Bosch & Barbara Goodson (The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Mark Dodson (Gremlins) are just a few of the guests scheduled to appear. Photo ops and autographs can be pre-purchased on the Hudson Valley Comic Con tickets page. Some guests will also be involved in panels and live entertainment during HVCC… don’t miss it! From Power Rangers and cosplay to Star Wars and nerd dating, there is panel for everyone.

Hudson Valley Comic Con, Patricia Quinn, Rocky Horror Picture Show

Patricia Quinn to appear at Hudson valley Comic Con. Credit:

 Creative Talent On Tap

Not only is Hudson Valley Comic Con providing some great guests from the big screen, they are also featuring a number of amazing comic artist/creators. Mark McKenna, Craig Rippon, Jim O’Riley, Paul Abrams, Michael Oppenheimer, Will Torres and many more will be on site to the delight of all hard core comic book fans. It is the dedicated creators that bring our favorite fandoms to life. I implore my fellow fans to take the time and speak with these incredibly skilled individuals.

Hudson Valley Comic Con, Mark McKenna, Craig Rippon, Will Torres, Cesar Feliciano

Hudson Valley Comic Con to host several comic book artists/creators. Credit: 

Explore The Floor

Still looking for more? Hudson Valley Comic Con has all kinds of attractions. Artists, writers, collectibles, cosplay, gaming, even a kid zone… it’s all at HVCC! Get your picture taken in The Living Room of Stranger Things, cruise on over to check out Supernatural’s infamous Impala or take a trip to the TARDIS.

Hudson Valley Con, Stanger Things, Harry Potter

Attractions for all at Hudson Valley Comic Con. Credit:

Keep your eyes open as you meander through the convention floor! Fans will undoubtedly find some amazing artwork or perhaps spot that special toy. Be sure to visit the HVCC vendor page for a complete list of everything on hand for what is sure to be a joyous weekend.

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Hudson Valley Comic Con, Cosplay

Hudson Valley Comic Con welcomes all cosplayers. Credit:


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