If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check out the First Annual Springfield Fal-Con in Springfield, Mass.  With the current economy, one might think launching a new convention might not be such a good idea, but with attendance high at other cons across the country, those in the northeast might be looking for something to occupy their time.

Check out the press release following after the jump for more information.

The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced today that the first annual Springfield Fal-Con will take place on March 21st, 2009 before and during the home versus the Hartford Wolf Pack.

“The Springfield Fal-Con will be an exciting and unique event for sports collectors and fans of comic books and other pop culture phenomenon”, said Mike Thompson, Falcons Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. “Not only will some of the best sports and comics collectibles dealers be at the MassMutual Center on March 21st, but the Hartford Wolf Pack visit Springfield for the last time during the regular season.”

The Springfield Fal-Con will begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st and continue through the Falcons-Wolf Pack game that night. Approximately 25 different vendors will be exhibiting on the MassMutual concourse throughout the event, including New England Comics, the largest comic store chain in Massachusetts. Chris Famulari, manager of New England Comics, said “We are proud to announce that New England Comics, Massachusetts’ biggest & best comic book retailer, will be attending the 1st annual Springfield Fal-Con. It is a great opportunity to reach a brand new audience as well as long time fans of comic books & collectibles. It looks to be great fun for collectors & hockey enthusiasts alike!”


For more Springfield Fal-Con information, contact Mike Thompson at

MassMutual Center
45 Falcons Way
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 739-3344

via Archie Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

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