With just days left before the first ever Rhode Island Comic Con, organizer Steven Perry announced that the 2-day comic, media and toy event has been chosen as the featured venue for the Christmas episode of the Travel Channel’s new series Toy Hunter.
Toy Hunter is hosted by Jordan Hembrough, self-proclaimed comic book geek and renowned toy dealer. Hembrough scours the nation for the rarest toy collections from business owners, celebrity collectors and the average fan. Hembrough, along with the show’s film crew will be on hand at Rhode Island Comic Con in search of the rarest finds among the convention’s 200+ vendors, showcasing this year’s hottest toys and collectibles for the holiday season.
Rhode Island Comic Con, taking place at the Rhode Island Convention Center November 3rd and 4th, is the state’s first large scale comic, media and toy convention. Featuring over 50 celebrity guests from sci-fi television and film, comics, animation, wrestling and the paranormal community, Rhode Island Comic Con events include the first New England cast reunion of the original Battlestar Galactica, Q&A sessions with its guests, performances by the RKO Army and costume contests for young and young at heart. Notable guest appearances include Billy West, Richard Hatch, Gil Gerard, Jake the Snake Roberts and Walt Simonson. Admission is $25 per day or $35 for the weekend. For more information, visit www.ricomiccon.com