Pictures from ConneciCon 2019 Part II

By Jason Harris

Queen Amidala.
Queen Amidala.
Maleficent.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Gang.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Gang.
Mr. Peanut and the Peanutmobile.
Mr. Peanut and the Peanutmobile.
Jason Vorhees.
Star-Lord with the Infinity Glove.
Star-Lord with the Infinity Glove.
Spider-man and Spider Gwen.
Spider-man and Spider Gwen.

Pictures from ConneciCon 2019

By Jason Harris

The X-men.
The X-men.
Wonder Woman taking out a Storm Trooper.
Wonder Woman taking out a Storm Trooper.
Cuphead.
Cuphead.
Spider Gwen.
Spider Gwen.
Father Deadpool.
Father Deadpool.
Lando Calrissian and Princess Leia Organa.
Lando Calrissian and Princess Leia Organa.
Lady Deathstrike.
Lady Deathstrike.
Captain Marvel and Captain America.
Captain Marvel and Captain America.
Williams.
Williams.
Dale.
Dale.
Dr. Strange.
Dr. Strange.

The American Red Cross Heroes Ball Takes Place in March

The Red Cross Heroes Ball happens March 23 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This year the Red Cross is celebrating their blood drive sponsors, volunteers, and donors who help save lives by supporting Red Cross blood drives.

Keith Kountz, who works for News 8 (WTNH), will be emceeing the event that starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.

You can purchase tickets to the Heroes Ball here.

The Red Cross Heroes Ball takes place on Saturday, March 23, at the Connecticut Convention Center located at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Connecticut.

You can follow the Connecticut and Rhode Island Red Cross chapters on these social media channels.

Facebook:

American Red Cross Connecticut

American Red Cross Rhode Island

Twitter:

@CTRedCross

@RIRedCross

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Replica ‘Sugar Rush’ Steering Wheel from Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

 

Calling all Sugar Rush fans โ€ฆ now is your chance to race home with a signed, limited edition replica of the โ€œSugar Rushโ€ steering wheel featured in the film!

If you remember the steering wheel is at the very core of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ as Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet – the Netizens – to help navigate their way to eBay to find a replacement steering wheel.

Timed to the in-home release of the film, this IRL replica of the steering wheel has been donated by Walt Disney Animation Studios so that 100% of the proceeds from this auction item can be donated to Make-A-Wishยฎ to help grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. 

Disney and Make-A-Wishยฎ have a long-standing history together. Since 1980, Disney has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 130,000 wishes โ€” experiences that not only brighten lives for a special moment, but also help wish kids and their families replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. Currently, more than 10,000 Disney wishes are granted every year, a number that continues to grow.

The steering wheel itself has been autographed by Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot and Jane Lynch. Winning bidder will also receive a limited-edition autographed poster by cast and filmmakers including John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Phil Johnston, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer as well as a Blu-ray copy of the movie!

Auction Dates: February 26 @ 6am PST โ€“ March 5 @ 6am PST

Auction Link: www.eBay.com/ralphbreakstheinternet

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Mobile Food Truck Owners Start Kickstarter to Bring Products to Everybody

Ozโ€™NBones is trying to get its rubs and barbecue sauces into grocery stores. Chris & Diane Ozmun, owners of Ozโ€™NBones, have started a Kickstarter campaign to help them with this goal.

According to Ozโ€™NBones Kickstarter campaign page, their goal of $10,000 will help with getting their products tested at a laboratory for acidity and other things, as well as for the nutritional and allergen information. They are working with a graphic design team to create labels and working closely with bottling and spice companies.

Click here to help them with their Kickstarter campaign.

Their barbecue sauces are an original sauce, which is a sweet and tangy Kansas City style sauce, a sweet Maple Bourbon, made with superior bourbon and organic Grade A robust maple syrup from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and a spicy Chipotle Sriracha infused with chipotle peppers and original sriracha sauce that has got a little kick and a lot of flavor.

Oz’NBones has brought bangin’ southern barbecue up north to Colchester, CT. Run by Chris & Diane Ozmun. They specialize in authentic and artisan barbecue. Everything is made from scratch including their barbecue sauces and their own award winning dry rub, which placed second in the National Barbecue News “Rubs of Honor” competition in the Fall of 2017. They use only the finest ingredients.

Check out Oz’NBones website here.

You can try their food at their food truck located at 44 Sashel Lane in Colchester, CT.

Freezin’ for a Reason Happens this Weekend

Colchester residents Fred Brown, Rob Suchecki, Walter Cox and Greg Cordova will spend this weekend on the Town Green raising money for the Colchester Fuel Bank.

These four men will be accepting donations from Friday, Feb. 8 at p.m., until Sunday, Feb. 10, at noon. Checks can be made out to Freezin’ for a Reason. If you can’t make it to the green, any branch of United Bank is accepting donations and you can use Paypal, with’the email freezinforareason@yahoo.com to donate online.

This annual event started in 2010 and was originally called “Three Men in a Tent.” The inaugural cast of characters in that tent were First Selectman Gregg Schuster, Realtor Jack Faski, and Charity Founder Fred Brown.

The three men spent Friday through Sunday on the Colchester Town Green, accepting donations from anyone who happened to stop by. The three did their best to keep warm over a 55-gallon โ€œburn barrel.โ€

The first year the trio raised approximately $5,000. The next year, 2011, brought similar results.

The event has since morphed into Freezinโ€™ for a Reason, and the โ€œluckyโ€ participants are now local police officer Rob Suchecki, Hayward Fire Department Chief Walter Cox, M & J Bus Inc. Dispatch Manager Greg Cordova, and Brown.

โ€œWe are a visual reminder of all those in need of heating assistance,โ€ Suchecki said.

Year-to-date, “Freezinโ€™ for a Reason” has donated approximately $86,000 to the Colchester Fuel Bank.

Please visit the 2019 Freezinโ€™ for a Reason fundraiser on the Colchester Town Green from 2:00 pm Friday, Feb. 8 to noon on Sunday, Feb. 10 and drop a few dollars into their bucket. If you canโ€™t make it to the Green, visit any United Bank location and deposit to their (Freezinโ€™ for a Reason) account. If you canโ€™t do that, please use PayPal and use the email address freezinforareason@yahoo.com to donate.

Pictures from Super Megafest 2018

By Jason Harris

James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Pennywise

Pennywise

Jerry Mathers (Leave It to Beaver)

Jerry Mathers (Leave It to Beaver)

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Angela Cartwright (Lost in Space)

Angela Cartwright (Lost in Space)

Eddie Brock and Venom

Eddie Brock and Venom

Author Stacey Longo

Author Stacey Longo

The Predator

The Predator

Wrestler Scott Steiner

Wrestler Scott Steiner

Cobra Commander and the Baroness

Cobra Commander and the Baroness

Mark Goddard (Lost in Space)

Mark Goddard (Lost in Space)

The Wet Bandits

The Wet Bandits

Mean Gene Okerlund

Mean Gene Okerlund

Author Stephen Lomer and Teresa Boudreault.

Author Stephen Lomer and Teresa Boudreault.

Tony Dow (Leave It to Beaver)

Tony Dow (Leave It to Beaver)

Prince

Prince

Wrestler Vickie Guerrero

Wrestler Vickie Guerrero

Authors Rob Watts and Stacey Longo

Authors Rob Watts and Stacey Longo

Rusty Goffe (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Rusty Goffe (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Artist Tim Estiloz

Artist Tim Estiloz

Bill Mumy (Lost in Space)

Bill Mumy (Lost in Space)

Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever)

Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever)

Artist Jay Mooers

Artist Jay Mooers

Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)

Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)

Mark Patton (Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddyโ€™s Revenge

Mark Patton (Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddyโ€™s Revenge

Artist Joe St. Pierre

Artist Joe St. Pierre

Marta Kristen (Lost in Space)

Marta Kristen (Lost in Space)

Queen of the Paranormal Kadrolsha Ona Carole

Queen of the Paranormal Kadrolsha Ona Carole

Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Skully Kouture

Skully Kouture

Cosplayer Zombie Leader

Cosplayer Zombie Leader

Tony Moran (Halloween)

Tony Moran (Halloween)

Pictures from Terrificon 2018

The Classic Cartoon Voiceovers Actors panel: Greg Cipes, Rafael Ferrer, Larry Kenney, Khary Peyton, Paul Soles, and Charile Schlatter.

The Classic Cartoon Voiceovers Actors panel: Greg Cipes, Rafael Ferrer, Larry Kenney, Khary Peyton, Paul Soles, and Charile Schlatter.

Raven.

Raven.

Creator David Michelinle (Venom, Carnage).

Creator David Michelinle (Venom, Carnage).

Rafael Ferrer Kotor (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).

Rafael Ferrer Kotor (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).

Deadpool.

Deadpool.

Larry Kenney (Thundercats).

Larry Kenney (Thundercats).

Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk).

Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk).

Paul Soles (Spider-man).

Paul Soles (Spider-man).

Charlie Schlatter (Justice League Action).

Charlie Schlatter (Justice League Action).

Thor.

Thor.

Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

Hawkgirl and Black Mantis.

Hawkgirl and Black Mantis.

Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)

Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)

The Riddler and Spider-man.

The Riddler and Spider-man.

Greg Cipes (Teen Titans Go!).

Greg Cipes (Teen Titans Go!).

The New England Authorโ€™s Expo 2018

The New England Authorโ€™s Expo 2018

By Jason Harris

Illustrator/author Bridget Finnegan (http://www.bridgetfinnegan.com/).

Illustrator/author Bridget Finnegan (http://www.bridgetfinnegan.com/).

Author Jessica Lucci (https://www.jessicalucci.org).

Author Jessica Lucci (https://www.jessicalucci.org).

Author Kara R. Newcastle (www.karanewcastle.com).

Author Gail Ward Olmsted (https://www.gailolmsted.com).

Author Gail Ward Olmsted (https://www.gailolmsted.com).

Author Rob Smales (https://robsmales.webs.com).

Author Rob Smales (https://robsmales.webs.com).

Author Rob Watts (http://www.robwattsonline.com).

Author Rob Watts (http://www.robwattsonline.com).

Author F.B. Bennett.

Author F.B. Bennett.

Author Satin Russell (https://satinrussell.com).

Author Satin Russell (https://satinrussell.com).

Author Laurel Ostiguy (https://www.laurelostiguy.com).

Author Laurel Ostiguy (https://www.laurelostiguy.com).

Author Stephen Lomer (http://www.stephenlomer.com/).

Author Stephen Lomer (http://www.stephenlomer.com/).