By Jason Harris
By Jason Harris
Author Stacey Longo will be participating in the local Author Fair in Glastonbury, Connecticut, this coming Saturday (March 24).
This is the perfect time to meet Stacey Longo and find out about her new book, My Sister the Zombie, which was published by Storyside Press on March 23. The book takes place in Glastonbury.
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library’s Local author fair will be taking place in the Community Center’s Community Room from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street in Glastonbury. The RCC has plenty of off-street parking with spaces on either side of the building.
Amanda Pays and John Wesley Shipp (The Flash).
Warrington Gillette (Friday the 13th Part II).
Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman).
Fred “Tugboat” Ottoman.
Artist Sean Chen.
Author Stacey Longo.
Nicki Clyne (Battlestar Galactica).
Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner).
Cosplayer Jennifer Rose.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Saundra Santiago (Miami Vice).
Lee Majors (The Sixth Million Dollar Man).
April Wexler of Sharknado.
Cosplayer Chelsea von Chastity.
Paul Blake (Star Wars).
Linda Blair (The Exorcist).
Tom Berenger (Major League).
Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Velma and Shaggy.
FROM DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STEVEN SPIELBERG
COMES THE BIGGEST, MOST EXCITING TRANSFORMERS MOVIE YET
Eye-Popping Spectacle Debuts September 26
on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs
5-Movie Blu-ray Collection Will Also be Available September 26
The latest installment in the global TRANSFORMERS franchise stars Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) and features a sensational supporting cast including Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld“), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School“), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Cabrera (“Salvation“), and Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show“).
The film is available now on Digital HD.
Organizers of the Biggest Show in the Smallest State announced today their next major headlining guest—Elizabeth Olsen.
Olsen is most widely known as the Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She debuted her character in Captain America: Winter Soldier, and continued on to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and will be appearing in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War.
Olsen is also known for her roles in Silent House, Liberal Arts, and Godzilla.
Olsen will appear at Rhode Island Comic Con Saturday, November 11 only. She will be signing autographs and offering professional photo ops, both of which are currently on sale through the convention’s website, www.ricomiccon.com.
Tickets are currently on sale through the Rhode Island Comic Con website, and the Dunkin Donuts Center Arena box office. The 6th Annual Rhode Island Comic Con arrives November 10 to 12 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and the Dunkin Donuts Center arena.
The 3rd Annual MASSive Comic-Con happened the last weekend of June.
At the end of April, I took my vehicle to Firestone. It is now the end of May and I have been thinking about writing this post since my experience. I want to warn people, but also give a recommendation.
The trip to Firestone at the end of April wasn’t my first. It was my third visit this year. After paying a total of $1514.68 between two visits in March, I wasn’t happy when they quoted me $1360.92 this time. This started me wishing I had never gone back to them after 15 years. The reason I had was because it was convenient and I’d been approved for their credit card in April.
This return in April came about because they didn’t successfully do an alignment on a previous visit, and it was affecting my tires. Along fixing their botched alignment job, they recommended work on my braking system. They said my right rear caliper was frozen. They also wanted to flush my brake system. The last thing they recommended was removing and replacing my front left wheel bearing. I mention the wheel bearing last because this will feature into this story a little bit later.
I was pissed, so I told them to complete the alignment and replace the tire that had been damaged by the alignment issue, both at no cost to me. I had decided to take my vehicle to Manchester Transmissions Inc. in Manchester, CT. My wife’s vehicle was serviced there recently on a recommendation from her father.
I was nervous taking it there since I was planning on giving them the printout I had from Firestone detailing what needed to be performed on the car. I was afraid they could take that information and tell me Firestone was correct, but they could do it at a cheaper price. I was giving them a lot of power with this information.
Manchester Transmissions came back to me in a day and said there wasn’t anything wrong enough that needed to be taken care of. One of the wheels does stop rotating before the other one in the rear, but they wouldn’t describe it as being frozen.
I mentioned earlier I would come back around to the wheel bearing. The left front wheel bearing Firestone wanted to replace was fine. The right front bearing that Firestone did replace in March was making a little noise. The technicians in Manchester took a stethoscope to both bearings.
A potential bill went from $1473.93 to $0. I was very happy about this. In the future if I need my vehicle worked on, I will be calling Manchester Transmissions and if it’s a job they don’t do, I will find another local place before ever going back to Firestone.
My suggestion to anyone is to find a local shop to have your vehicle looked at. Most of the time it will be cheaper than a “big name” service station, and there is a good chance they will be honest. If you live near Manchester Transmissions, I recommend checking them out for your vehicle issues. The only time to use Firestone is for an oil change or tires, but if they tell you they your vehicle needs something else, get a second opinion. This second opinion will make your wallet happy. —Jason Harris
Perlman’s most notable role is Hellboy in the 2004 popular movie Hellboy and Hellboy 2 (2008). Perlman also portrayed Clarence “Clay” Morrow in the hit show Sons of Anarchy. The actor is also a fan favorite for his voice work on animated shows such as Teen Titans, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Robot Chicken, as well as video games such as Halo 3 and Fallout 3.
Perlman will join the previously announced guest Theo Rossi who portrayed “Juice” Ortiz on Sons of Anarchy at ComiCONN 2017.
Additional guests are listed on the ComiCONN website at www.comiconn.com, and more will be announced leading up to ComiCONN 2017.
Tickets are on sale now through the convention’s website, www.comiconn.com. Advance admission prices are as follows:
Weekend Pass: $45.00
Kids ages 6 to 12
Weekend Pass: $20.00
Tickets purchased at the door the weekend of the event will be higher. Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Tickets will sell out for this event.
Hotel reservations at one of Foxwoods’ hotels can be made online at www.comiconn.com/hotels. The deadline to reserve a room at the group rate is May 26. A special VIP package including hotel is available at the following URL: https://www.foxwoods.com/OfferTemplate.aspx?id=9688.
Following an exciting two months’ worth of guest announcements, organizers of Rhode Island Comic Con, Altered Reality Entertainment, announced that Dave Bautista, Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2, as well as Infinity Wars coming in 2018, will be a headlining guest at Rhode Island Comic Con 2017.
For eleven collective years, Bautista signed to WWE under the name Batista, where he became a six-time world champion, winning WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion, and has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times and the WWE Tag Team Championship once.
Bautista is the latest among an exciting list of guests for the Biggest Show in the Smallest State, including Power Rangers’ Blake Foster, Catherine Sutherland, Hilary Shepard, Nakia Burrise, Steve Cardenas, Selwyn Ward, and RJ Cyler. Voice actors Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Moana, Rogue One) and Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Legend of Korra, Ben 10) will also be appearing.
In a very rare appearance, Rhode Island Comic Con also welcomes Beverly D’Angelo from the National Lampoon’s franchise.
Tickets are currently on sale through the Rhode Island Comic Con website at www.ricomiccon.com, and the Dunkin Donuts Center Arena box office. The 6th Annual Rhode Island Comic Con arrives November 10 to 12 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, and the Dunkin Donuts Center arena.