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 NEPA Scene Staff

Allentown Symphony Orchestra performs ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ live with film at PPL Center on Aug. 15

Allentown Symphony Orchestra performs ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ live with film at PPL Center on Aug. 15

From a press release: The Allentown Symphony Association will present “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert,” featuring a screening of the complete film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the PPL Center in Allentown. The Allentown Symphony Orchestra will perform, led by guest […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Office Super Fan Festival debuts at Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels in Scranton July 24-26

The Office Super Fan Festival debuts at Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels in Scranton July 24-26

Despite ending in 2013 after nine seasons on NBC, “The Office” is just as popular as ever, but it has been years since Scranton celebrated the hit comedy show with a convention in the home of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. That all changes in 2020 with The Office Super Fan Festival, a brand […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 premiere with live Q&A in NEPA theaters on Jan. 5

Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 premiere with live Q&A in NEPA theaters on Jan. 5

From a press release: After traveling through space and time, the TARDIS is returning to movie theaters nationwide for a special one-day-only appearance. On Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m., Whovians across the nation can gather at their local cinema to see the “Doctor Who” Season 12 premiere episode, followed by an exclusive early unveiling […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comics on the Green in Scranton hosts signing with Image comic book artist Natasha Tara Petrović on Nov. 30

Comics on the Green in Scranton hosts signing with Image comic book artist Natasha Tara Petrović on Nov. 30

From a press release: It was announced today that illustrator and comic artist Natasha Tara Petrović will visit Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton for Small Business Saturday to promote her new graphic novel, “Ophiuchus,” from Image Comics. On Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., she will meet fans and autograph her work at […]

 Rich Howells

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

In September, a story about a 6-year-old girl’s heartfelt handwritten letter went viral when it was picked up by major media outlets. After playing with some green army men she picked up from an arcade, young Vivian Lord wondered why there were no female toy soldiers. That’s a fair question in 2019, and while most […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

From a press release: Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 17 for an unforgettable night with the one and only William Shatner, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big […]

 The Conversation

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park, or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s been dubbed by moviegoers the “Joker Stairs,” earning its name and fame after being featured prominently in “Joker.” Since the film’s release, fans have flocked to the stairs, where they’ve been posing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comic Con assembles artists, writers, wrestlers, and cosplayers at Radisson Hotel on Nov. 24

Scranton Comic Con assembles artists, writers, wrestlers, and cosplayers at Radisson Hotel on Nov. 24

From a press release: The Scranton Comic Book Convention will return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., gathering writers, artists, cosplayers, vendors, and even pro wrestlers in downtown Scranton. Special guests will include professional wrestlers Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (WWE, WCW, NWA) and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Misericordia University dean shares NASA and Mars rover stories at free talk on Nov. 5

Misericordia University dean shares NASA and Mars rover stories at free talk on Nov. 5

From a press release: Heidi L.K. Manning, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas, will share stories about her work with NASA and new discoveries from the “big Mars rover” during a talk presented by the Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After Christmas, WWE Live Holiday Tour stops at Giant Center in Hershey on Dec. 29

After Christmas, WWE Live Holiday Tour stops at Giant Center in Hershey on Dec. 29

From a press release: The WWE announced today that the WWE Live Holiday Tour is coming to the Giant Center in Hershey on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The stars of WWE RAW are heading to Hershey for a non-televised professional wrestling event. Universal Champion Seth Rollins, United States Champion AJ Styles, Women’s Champion […]

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