Rich Howells

The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival, a brand new event celebrating the hit sitcom at The Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention, which will feature “The Office” cast members, screen-used props and wardrobe, trivia and cosplay contests, a disco party, Dundie […]

 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

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 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2019 New York Comic Con Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2019 New York Comic Con Edition

It’s that time of year again, when NEPA meets NYC. In 2018, attendance at New York Comic Con grew to over 250,000, and it appeared to be just as busy on Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. As usual, I selected some of my […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Star Wars’-themed Clarks Summit Festival of Ice includes Comic Con with guests Feb. 16-17

‘Star Wars’-themed Clarks Summit Festival of Ice includes Comic Con with guests Feb. 16-17

The theme of the 2019 Clarks Summit Festival of Ice is “Ice Wars,” a frozen take on “Star Wars,” but if that’s not enough science fiction fantasy for the Abingtons, the annual event will host an Ice Wars Comic Con at Clarks Summit Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. Promoted by […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Celebrity Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Celebrity Edition

Earlier this month, I showed you some of the best cosplayers of New York Comic Con – but it wouldn’t be NYCC without the celebrity guests. Held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7, New York Comic Con has been bringing in bigger and […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Cosplay Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People, 2018 New York Comic Con Cosplay Edition

Welcome to a place of make believe – New York Comic Con, where you can be yourself by not being yourself. Thousands of people spend hundreds of thousands of hours creating elaborate costumes (cosplay) of their favorite pop culture icons in hopes of luring photographers and boosting their Instagram profiles to land the big fish […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton, 04/14/18

Even after Electric City Tattoo opened a second location in Wilkes-Barre last fall and shuffled a few employees around, the popular shop in downtown Scranton found enough time to organize a bigger and better convention on Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. For its ninth year, the Electric City Tattoo Convention took advantage of […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Clowns, couples, dogs, musicians, trophy winners, and male nudity – it’s all here at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. Entries in the Beautiful People of NEPA portrait series are rare these days, but I always have a private room just off the main floor of this annual convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 11/19/17

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 11/19/17

The Scranton Comic Book Convention returned to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 19, filling a ballroom with comics, collectibles, original artwork, door prizes, a few cosplayers, and plenty of geeky fun. Guests in attendance included Darren Auck (veteran illustrator for Marvel Comics, including “Hulk vs. […]

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