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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

The first annual FANtom Fest was a festival created by fans, for fans, and it showed. Horror and pop culture film buffs were surrounded by vendors with unique wares – from original art to pumpkin carvings to edible horror icons – and celebrity guests who had never visited Northeastern Pennsylvania before. Held Oct. 3-5 at […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

If your parents never bought you that huge, expensive playset for your birthday as a kid or you wish you held onto some of your favorite childhood toys, Retro Con, held annually at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, will give you a second chance in both cases. The ever-growing two-day event, held […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Angry Video Game Nerd signing and movie screening, 09/28/14

PHOTOS: Angry Video Game Nerd signing and movie screening, 09/28/14

James Rolfe, a.k.a. the Angry Video Game Nerd, appeared at Retro Con at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sept. 28 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans along with his friend and executive producer Mike Matei. Afterwards, Rolfe and Matei went across the street to Arnold’s Family Fun […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

Legendary DC Comics artist José Luis García-López visited Comics on the Green in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 4 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans. The famous Spanish illustrator came to the United States in 1974 and almost immediately established himself as one of the most recognizable artists in comics, designing some […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

The Wailers celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Legend,” Bob Marley‘s bestselling greatest hits compilation, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 10. Mighty Mystic and Wilkes-Barre’s own George Wesley Band opened the night before The Wailers took the stage and performed “Legend” in its entirety, along with other classic reggae songs led […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton hosted a night of improvisational music and poetry on Sunday, Sept. 21 as part of the weekly Synaesthesia Social series. Performers that night included musicians Chelsea Smarr, Benya Barshai, and Jeff Brozena and poets Brian Fanelli and Scott Thomas. Created by illustrator and educator Ted Michalowski, Synaesthesia Social “combines […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 6th annual Bras Across the Bridge, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: 6th annual Bras Across the Bridge, 10/05/14

Waving your underwear around Wilkes-Barre is usually frowned upon, but once a year, the city makes an exception. The sixth annual Bras Across the Bridge event, hosted by 98.5 KRZ on Sunday, Oct. 5, was filled with breast cancer survivors and supporters stringing bras together across the Market Street Bridge and Kirby Park to form […]

 Rich Howells

Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Anyone who has walked around First Friday Scranton or picked up a local newspaper in the last few years has probably seen the work of Alex Seeley, a talented young photographer who has already amassed an impressive body of work that ranges from raging metal bands tearing up Montage Mountain to tender moments captured during […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller stopped by the first annual FANtom Fest on Sunday, Oct. 5 to take some portraits of the celebrity guests. Held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, the three-day horror and pop culture convention’s guests included (in order, left to right) William Forsythe of “The Devil Rejects;” Eugene […]

 Sophia Kowalczyk

PHOTOS: 5th annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show

PHOTOS: 5th annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show

Snow has been known to come early to NEPA, but Christmas arrives even earlier. The fifth annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show was held Sept. 26-28 at St. Michael’s Center (403 Delaware St., Jermyn), featuring over 25 vendors; Russian, Ukrainian, and American foods; hundreds of homemade desserts, and nearly 200 classic […]