Everyone likes to meet a celebrity they respect and admire and have the type of experience they can share with friends and family. A photograph and story that is unique to them, about sharing their appreciation with the actors for their work, musicians for their songs, artists for their crafts, writers for their stories and characters or comedians for their humor.
Gary Sohmers has been producing these experiential events in New England since 1985, when he talked Adam West into appearing at his Collectibles Extravaganza. Over the years, hundreds of celebrities, artists, authors, actors, musicians and sports stars have appeared to meet, sign autographs and pose for photos with their fans. The cast reunions of Lost In Space in 1990 and 1995 at Bayside Expo were the first large scale celebrity events on the east coast. He also produced reunions of the Munsters and kids from Willie Wonka.
The demand and sometimes the cost of the this kind experience continues to grow, as more talent appears at more events, and more people attend for the unique opportunity to say thank you to the talent and get the treasured souvenir.
At the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza happening Nov. 29 through December 1, 2019, celebrity guests are chosen by producer Sohmers on numerous criteria assuring their fan-friendliness. The celebrities chosen are extremely happy to meet their fans, spend time with them and are there for more than the money. The costs are kept low compared to other events and the celebrities are not kept away from people who just wish to say Hi and Thank You.
Appearing for the first time at an autograph show in New England will be Peter Scolari (Bosom Buddies, Newhart, Gotham), Charles Shaughnessy (Soap Operas, The Nanny), Nicholle Tom (The Nanny, Beetoven movies), Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Paul McCartney’s Wings), Dana DeLorenzo (Ash vs. The Evil Dead), Marty Ross (New Monkees), Brianna Denski (Wonder Park) and others.
The VIP Experience is an added value offering limited number of special opportunities for several of the guests. This VIP treatment allow early entry admission all 3 days of the event, an autograph and photo op with your favorite celebrity, a reserved seat at their Q&A, and special laminated pass.
The VIP Experience is available for Peter Scolari, Charles Shaughnessy, Nicholle Tom, Denny Laine and Dana DeLorenzo.
General admission is as low as $15, and children 10 and under get in Free with adult supervision. Autographs and photo ops also available sold separately by individual celebrities setting their own prices. Most celebrities charge $50 or under for their combo of Photo op with autograph.
More info on VIP Experiences available at https://necomiccons.com/november-29-december-1-2019-vip-packages/
Hotel Room Nights at the Boxboro Regency Hotel where the event occurs are on sale in advance and include one weekend admission for each room night booked. Call the hotel and use the code ComicCon or book online at our website: https://necomiccons.com/november-29-december-1-2019-hotels/
Free Parking and children 10 and under admitted free with adult supervision.
An English musician, singer, and songwriter known as a founder of two major British rock bands: The Moody Blues, with whom he played from 1964 to 1966, and in 2018, Laine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Moody Blues. In 1971, Laine joined Paul McCartney to form Wings and stayed with the group for 10 years until it disbanded in 1981. Denny Laine was also a frequent contributor to the songwriting process of Wings as he wrote and sang several songs, co-wrote a number of compositions on Band on the Run and London Town albums as well as non-album #1 UK single "Mull of Kintyre." A limited number of VIP Experiences on sale now that include an autograph, photo op, weekend admission, a reserved seat for the Q&A session and a special laminated pass.
Peter Scolari has been in a lot of movies and TV programs. Scolari's first ongoing role was in his first short-lived 1980 sitcom Goodtime Girls, as the juggling neighbor of the title characters. He was then cast co-starring with then-unknown Tom Hanks, in another sitcom Bosom Buddies, as two young creative professionals who disguise themselves as women to get an affordable apartment in a women-only building. After Bosom Buddies was cancelled in 1982, and still struggling as an actor, Scolari joined the cast of Newhart, opposite Bob Newhart, in 1984, where he played Michael Harris, the yuppie local TV producer, until the series' conclusion in 1990. He has remained close to Newhart, with whom he frequently plays golf, since the show's cancellation. Following central roles in the unsuccessful series Family Album and Dweebs, Scolari spent three seasons playing inventor Wayne Szalinski, a role originated on film by Rick Moranis, in the TV adaptation of the Disney film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He later had a recurring role as the father of Lena Dunham's character on HBO's Girls, for which he won an Emmy in 2016. He also portrayed Gotham City’s corrupt police commissioner, Gillian B. Loeb, in Fox’s superhero crime drama Gotham. Scolari has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Sly Fox, Hairspray, and Lucky Guy, which reunited him with his Bosom Buddies co-star Tom Hanks. Scolari also appeared Off Broadway in Old Man Joseph and His Family, The Exonerated, In the Wings, The Music Man, and White's Lies. In 1996, Scolari starred in a version of the stage musical Stop the World – I Want to Get Off produced for the A&E television network. In 2014, Scolari portrayed Yogi Berra in Bronx Bombers. His wife Tracey Shayne played Berra's wife Carmen. Subsequently, he played the part of The Wizard in the Broadway musical Wicked.
From the Nanny, Days of Our Lives and Mad Men, Charles Shaughnessy has been the face of many characters for the last 30 years. He appeared in episodes of Murphy Brown, Mad about you, Modern Family, NCIS, Hannah Montana, Fantasy Island, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and others. Charles has voiced many cartoon characters including ones in Gargoyles, Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, Johnny Bravo, Rugrats, Stanley, Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry cartoons. Charles was in a memorable episode of Stargate SG-1 and currently appears in FX’s The Magicians as Christopher Plover. He has been cast as Prince Charles in the new Movie Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.
Nicholle is probably best known for her role as "Maggie Sheffield" on The Nanny (1993) or "Ryce Newton" in Universals Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Nicholle has been keeping busy doing both comedy and dramatic roles on some of Tv's most popular shows. Most recently portraying Peter Scolari's daughter, Miriam Loeb, on Fox's "Gotham" (2014- ) and Reoccurring as Brassy Blonde, Maureen, on ShowTimes "Masters of Sex" Other recent comedy guest stars include the sexually frustrated mother of two, Debby, on the NBC comedy "About a Boy" (TV Series) And struggling plantation actress, Hazel-Fay on Starz, Survivor's Remorse (TV Series) Audiences became familiar with Nicholles dramatic talents when she starred in the title role of the CBS movie, _The Book of Ruth (2004) (TV)_ (Reoccurring). Co-starring with Emmy-winner Christine Lahti, Nicholle portrays an emotionally abused young woman desperately seeking independence from her over-bearing mother. Nicholle was cast in the very first comedy series made for the Independent Film Channel (IFC) The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006). Starring Laura Kightlinger (The Black Dahlia (2006), Will & Grace (1998)), Nicholle plays her very ambitious best friend and partner in crime, "Tara Winsel", who will sell her soul to make it in Hollywood. Nicholle Tom was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on March 23, 1978. She has a twin brother, David Tom, and a sister, Heather Tom Nicholle began classes with the Young Actors Space, when she was 10 and it was there that she discovered her passion for acting. Three years later, her dedication and hard work paid off when she was cast as Charles Grodin's oldest daughter in Ivan Reitman's Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Nicholle feels very privileged to be able to play such versatile characters in both comedy and drama. Nicholle had a recurring role as "Sue Scanlon" on the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She also starred in several made-for-television movies such as CBS's For My Daughter's Honor (1996) (aka Indecent Seduction), portraying a high school girl seduced by her teacher. In 1992, Nicholle was cast as "Maggie Sheffield" in the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993). The show, starring Fran Drescher, was a huge hit and ran for six successful years. Nicholle has also costarred with Neve Campbell and William H. Macy in the film Panic (2000), which received critical acclaim at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She also had a supporting role in Disney's The Princess Diaries (2001) with Julie Andrews. Nicholle also voices the character Kara/Supergirl in the animated series Justice League (2001). Nicholle is also very proud of her siblings' success. Her twin brother, David Tom, and older sister, Heather Tom have both won Emmys for their performances on CBS's The Young and the Restless (1973).
Dana DeLorenzo has appeared on various TV shows (Californication, Workaholics, 2 Broke Girls) and films (A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas). She received attention for her comedic and improvisational abilities with her recurring roles on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as Beth the CBS Executive and as Sara Foster's publicist in VH1's Barely Famous. DeLorenzo also performed in The Best of Craigslist Live! in sold-out tours through the Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Royal George Theatre in Chicago, as well as the prestigious Joe's Pub in New York City. DeLorenzo continued to land leading comedic roles in shows like the critically-acclaimed web series Driving Arizona, and returned to doing impressions on Soul Pancake's Impress Me opposite Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead) playing his love interest Emily/Andrea. Impress Me is available on Amazon Prime Video. DeLorenzo's breakout role came when she was cast opposite Bruce Campbell in the beloved series Ash Vs Evil Dead (Starz) which is a continuation of the cult-classic movie trilogy Evil Dead, written and directed by Sam Raimi. DeLorenzo won the approval of fans and critics alike originating the role of Kelly Maxwell, the foul-mouthed quick-witted bad ass female sidekick to the show's titular anti-hero. During it's 3 Season run, the role showcased far more than DeLorenzo's comedy chops; she also received rave reviews for her dramatic abilities and solidified her place as an action hero. Her performance on the series nabbed her back-to-back nominations for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award in the Best TV Supporting Actress category, which she tied with Jamie Lee Curtis (2016). In 2017 she received an iHorror Award nomination for Best Actress in a Horror Series. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Artemis Women in Action Next Wave award. DeLorenzo voiced the character of Esmerelda on Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and landed the guest starring role of Karen Walker's mom in flashback scenes on Will & Grace. You can watch DeLorenzo on VOD platforms in the short film Three Women, by award winning filmmaker Alex Beh, as well as in a critically-acclaimed leading role in the independent feature film The Mad Ones, written and directed by Aniruddh Pandit.
Marty Ross is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist who is best known for his role in the TV series the New Monkees, as a member of the power pop band The Wigs and as a singer in 2018 and 2019 with The Wrecking Crew. As a member of The Wigs, Ross appeared in the motion picture My Chauffeur and sang on camera the song "Fire!" which he wrote. Jim Cushinery of The Wigs wrote seven songs for the film making the band's contribution to the film a total of eight songs. The soundtrack to My Chauffeur was released in June 2013. Ross also performed a song for the film Murphy's Law, produced 3 songs and performed a cover of the Deep Purple classic "Hush" for the movie "Stateside" and the opening theme for Kounterfeit. Ross wrote and produced songs for the feature films "Mod Squad","The Runner" and many others. He can also be heard singing in the Showtime movie "Noriega: Gods Favorite ". Ross teamed with Randy Gerston to produce for the movie Blair Witch Project the single mix of " The Order Of Death" by Public Image Limited.