The inaugural Astronomicon pop culture convention will take place in just one month in the Metro Detroit area! Astronomicon is an all ages event promising fun for everyone, taking place on February 9-11, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, MI (34911 Van Dyke). Each day will include a variety of activities, including cosplay and tattoo contests, a free play game room and tournaments, Q&A panels, a scavenger hunt, insane asylum photo ops – and best of all, the opportunity to have photos taken with special guest celebrities!
ASTRONOMICON: February 9-11, 2018 | All Ages | Sterling Heights, MI @ Wyndham Garden
Recently, Astronomicon announced new special guests taking part in photo ops and signings, including Sons of Anarchy star Ryan Hurst (also known for roles in Remember the Titans, Bates Motel, Saving Private Ryan, and more), Bryan Johnson of AMC’s Comic Book Men, professional wrestling legends Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, former WCW Executive Producer and President Eric Bischoff, and renowned wrestling personality/podcast host Bruce Prichard.
Bryan Johnson says: “Though not typically associated with fright and dread (unless you’re my proctologist), I’ll be at Astronomicon on February 9-11 with fellow Comic Book Man, Ming Chen. Come watch the two of us fawn over such horror icons as Kane Hodder, Sid Haig and Bill Moseley. It’ll be cringeworthy.”
Previously announced special guests who will appear for photo ops and signings at Astronomicon include actors such as Jon Heder, star of Napoleon Dynamite and other major films, Shameless actress Laura Slade Wiggins, renowned horror icon Sid Haig (who will actually officiate a wedding onsite as Captain Spaulding on Saturday), Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House of 1000’s Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects actor Bill Moseley, Friday the 13th film franchise legend Kane Hodder, Michael Myers-Halloween actor Tony Moran, and X-Men and Rob Zombie’s Halloween actor Tyler Mane. Additional pop culture personalities from various areas of fandom appearing at Astronomicon include Roy Knyrim of Syfy’s Monster Man, Tate Steinsiek and Rob Miller of Syfy’s Face Off (who will present his life size Groot, Rocket Racoon and Hulkbuster creations, with Hulkbuster making its very last convention appearance), Ming Chen of AMC’s Comic Book Men, Carla Harvey of massive metal band Butcher Babies, comic book writer Dirk Manning, Angry Video Game Nerd, The Game Chasers, Mr. Creepypasta, Pixel Dan, and tattoo model Caroline (who is scheduled as a guest judge of the tattoo contest) will also appear.
Of course, fans can also expect appearances by TWIZTID and Majik Ninja Entertainment artists Blaze Ya Dead Homie and G-Mo Skee, who will host a Super Smash Bros. tournament in the gaming area. Additional Majik Ninja artists appearing include The R.O.C., Boondox, and ABK.
New Additions: Ryan Hurst of Sons of Anarchy and other top TV shows, Bryan Johnson of AMC’s Comic Book Men, professional wrestling legends Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, wrestling visionary Eric Bischoff, and wrestling personality/podcast host Bruce Prichard!
As made evident by many of this week’s new additions, Astronomicon will be the hottest place to be for professional wrestling fans, because the day will be chock full of photo ops and signings with some of the greatest in the industry. Previously announced guests include professional wrestling champion and WWE live commentator/on-air personality Booker T, as well as professional wrestling legends Charles Wright, a.k.a. The Godfather/Papa Shango and Road Warrior Animal.
*Individual guest appearance, photo op and signing schedules will be announced in the next two weeks.
Astronomicon recently announced their lead sponsor, Home Depot of Sterling Heights, who will host a new DIY Kids Workshop at the convention. Attendees can bring their children aged 5-12 to this special hands-on building workshop, where they will learn to build projects ranging from bird houses, fire trucks and more. Projects built can be taken home afterward, and participants will receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). 20-30 kits will be available and entry is first come first serve. Participants must be present at Astronomicon, as the event is included in the convention ticket. Learn more via http://www.astronomicon.com/homedepot
More special guest stars from the music, wrestling, film and entertainment worlds are scheduled to be announced as Astronomicon approaches, so stay tuned – and check http://www.Astronomicon.com for individual guest schedules and other information.
TWIZTID will be signing very special Astronomicon variants of their brand new comic book, entitled Twiztid: Haunted High-Ons, written by the demented duo themselves and famed comic writer/Astronomicon guest Dirk Manning, and featuring illustration by renowned Italian artists Marianna Pescosta and Alessandro de Fornasari. The comic book is published by Source Point Press. In Twiztid: Haunted High-Ons, our duo have carved out a comfortable side-gig for themselves as fake ghost hunters… but what happens when a routine house call yields not only a ghost, but a killer demon to boot? Hijinks and horror, of course! Original variant comics are available to order here via Source Point Press.