NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comic Con is back for spring edition at the Radisson Hotel on May 15

Scranton Comic Con is back for spring edition at the Radisson Hotel on May 15

The Scranton Comic Book Convention will return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., attracting writers, artists, cosplayers, dealers, and some colorful characters to downtown Scranton. Guests will include Darren Auck (veteran illustrator for Marvel Comics, including “Hulk vs. Thing,” “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” and “What […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention portraits and fresh ink, 04/15-17/16 (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention portraits and fresh ink, 04/15-17/16 (some images NSFW)

The seventh annual Electric City Tattoo Convention, held once again at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, attracted colorful characters – both inside and out – from Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, and NEPA Scene photographers Jason Riedmiller and Michelle Beck returned this year to shoot portraits in a private […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pocono Comic Expo bringing pop culture to Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on April 23

Pocono Comic Expo bringing pop culture to Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on April 23

From a press release: The Pocono Comic Expo, the only pop culture experience in the Pocono Mountains, is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort (100 Shawnee Inn Dr., Shawnee on Delaware). Dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for all things comic books and pop culture, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Back to the Future’ stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson meeting fans at 2016 Wizard World Philly

‘Back to the Future’ stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson meeting fans at 2016 Wizard World Philly

From a press release: Hello, McFly! From the “Back to the Future” franchise to TV hits like “Family Ties” and “Spin City,” Michael J. Fox has thrilled, touched, and moved millions with his performances, as well as his commitment to the campaign for increased Parkinson’s disease research. Lea Thompson, who portrayed Marty’s mother in the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Huge lineup of Marvel movie/TV stars meeting fans at 2016 Wizard World Philly, including Evans, Hemsworth, and Hiddleston

Huge lineup of Marvel movie/TV stars meeting fans at 2016 Wizard World Philly, including Evans, Hemsworth, and Hiddleston

From a press release: Marvel blockbuster films such as “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Avengers,” and “Thor,” along with hit TV programs such as “Agent Carter” and “Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” have attracted millions of fans, with megastars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston among the main attractions. Now, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comic Book Convention returns to Radisson in Scranton on Nov. 15

Scranton Comic Book Convention returns to Radisson in Scranton on Nov. 15

The Scranton Comic Book Convention is set to return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., attracting writers, artists, cosplayers, dealers, and some colorful characters to downtown Scranton. Guests will include Jared Brown (artist at Darkstream Studios), Greg LaRocque (writer/artist of “The Flash,” “Web of Spider-Man,” “The Amazing […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The hopeful and heartbreaking lessons of the TransPride Pittsburgh conference

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The hopeful and heartbreaking lessons of the TransPride Pittsburgh conference

Going home has always been bittersweet. My family moved from Pittsburgh to Hazleton in 1990, and I was never happy about it. So much has changed that it’s sometimes hard to look back and remember. As such, my family often returns to the area to visit old friends and enjoy some of the many things […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The nerd news media blackout on TV needs to end

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The nerd news media blackout on TV needs to end

San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, but unless you kept your face inches away from your cell phone, tablet, PC, or laptop this past weekend, you may not have known. That fact is shocking considering how much nerd culture has permeated everything nowadays. I mean, between Hollywood’s reliance on superheroes to keep them […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The faces and naked skin of the Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: The faces and naked skin of the Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller teamed up with Michelle Beck of Allegro Photo and Design to cover the people and artistry of the sixth annual Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on April 17-19, and what they came back with was art in its own right. Riedmiller, who was featured on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Choose your favorite tattoo artist before attending the Electric City Tattoo Convention

PHOTOS: Choose your favorite tattoo artist before attending the Electric City Tattoo Convention

It isn’t easy choosing what your first – or next – tattoo will be, and it can be even more difficult to choose an artist to tattoo you. Events like the Electric City Tattoo Convention make this decision a bit easier, allowing attendees to view the work of over 140 artists from many different states […]