Friday
Nov032017

The show will go on! Puerto Rico Comic Con defies all challenges and confirms its 2018 show is a go

Tickets on sale now, with more accessible and flexible pricing

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Defying the challenges brought on by the passing of Hurricane Maria last month, the production team behind Puerto Rico Comic Con confirmed that the 2018 show will go on as planned. Also, the ticket pricing schedule – available now at TicketPop.com – has been adjusted to better address new consumer realities.

For Ricardo Carrion, executive producer of Puerto Rico Comic Con, “There is no adversity tough enough to quell the Puerto Rican spirit of overcoming obstacles. All of us have been impacted by the storm, no doubt; but we all have the responsibility to get back up and continue forward. Now, more than ever, entertainment is needed to help accelerate the normalization process in our lives. As the saying goes, The show must go on.”

Carrion acknowledges that the entertainment industry has been one of sectors most affected by the storm, but he is confident that fans, especially Geekricans (super fans of the event) are eager to enjoy this type of event once again as a means to leave behind, even for a little while, what has become the new rhythm of life.

In light of the new reality many Puerto Ricans are living, Carrion noted that the ticket pricing structure has been adjusted to be more accessible and flexible. To that end, the MultiPass® ticket price has been reduced to $75 and includes access to the three days of the show, exclusive and early entry, commemorative bag and badge/lanyard, and other benefits. Unlike previous editions of the show, this VIP ticket for the 2018 show does not include artist autograph. The fan may choose to purchase an autograph voucher separately.

Also, the cost of the 1DayPass® remains the same for each day of the event: $18. The prices herein stated do not include taxes and service chargers. “This adjustment is the right thing to do for our fans,” said the producer.

He also made clear that, because the show is an important event for independent artists, Puerto Rico Comic Con has a responsibility to continue being a forum through which the market supports Puerto Rican content creators, including illustrators, writers, storytellers and others.

The list of the special guests that will take part in Puerto Rico Comic Con will be revealed soon, as well as the event program for workshops, Q&A sessions, and special presentations. The 2018 Puerto Rico Comic Con will take place on May 18, 19 and 20 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan.

For over 15 years, Puerto Rico Comic Con has stood out as the main and most important entertainment event in the region. Thousands of fans of all ages show up in their favorite cosplay to enjoy the best of the entertainment world, including cinema, television, comics, independent art, videogames, anime, collectibles and memorabilia, and all things pop culture.

For more information, follow @PRComicCon on all social media.

Monday
Oct232017

Wednesday
Oct182017

Puerto Rico Comic Con and Hollywood celebrities join forces to aid in the Island’s recovery 

 

· The event works alongside Illumina Productions, Random Acts LLC, and Stands LLC to undertake the INDIVISIBLE t-shirt campaign, to benefit the Por Los Nuestros Fund.

San Juan, Puerto Rico – In the wake of Hurricane Maria’s passing through the Caribbean, Puerto Rico Comic Con has joined forces with Hollywood industry professionals to launch the INDIVISIBLE campaign, a fundraising effort jointly undertaken talent management agency Illumina Productions and the non-government entities Random Acts LLC and Stands LLC. One hundred percent of the funds raised through the INDIVISIBLE t-shirt campaign will benefit the Por Los Nuestros Fund, a wholly Puerto Rican endeavor that carries out rescue and relief efforts in several areas, including education and health, among others.

“The storm’s passing may have impacted all sectors, but it will never break the Puerto Rican spirit of overcoming adversity. We’ve joined forces with our friends in the entertainment world and call on everyone – geek or not – to support this campaign and be a part of the country’s recovery process. We all have the responsibility to help Puerto Rico and rebuild its future. We must remember that we are Puerto RiCANs, not Puerto RiCAN’Ts,” said Ricardo Carrión, executive producer of Puerto Rico Comic Con.

For her part, Julie Caitlin Brown, Hollywood talent manager and president of Illumina Productions, noted: “I have been blessed to visit Puerto Rico with my celebrity clients and quickly found a connection with the beautiful people and the island.  What makes America great is our ability to be diverse and at the same time, indivisible, our diversity giving us the strength and depth of a multi-cultural United States, and our loyalty and commitment to each other as Americans.  Our goal is two-fold: To raise money for those in need and to remind those on the mainland that Puerto Rico is part of the United States, we stand with them, indivisible.”

In addition, Rachel Miner, director of the Random Acts non-profit, added: 'Lack of shelter, food, electricity, and clean drinking water have made this a humanitarian crisis the likes of which no human should have to endure. We wish with all our hearts that our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico know we stand with them to help with their recovery efforts.'

People living in and outside of Puerto Rico who wish to support the campaign and purchase the INDIVISIBLE t-shirt can do so at http://bit.ly/indivisibl. The Por Los Nuestros Fund is an initiative spearheaded by the Foundation for Puerto Rico with the objective of furthering sustainable solutions to address the urgent needs of the communities most affected in Puerto Rico by the storm. Among the priorities established are those related to health, specifically the prevention of epidemics and disease outbreaks associated with natural disasters. The Fund also address the potable water crisis and uses funds to help in the reconstruction of the thousands of homes destroyed in the storm. The Fund is led by businessman Manuel Cidré, the journalist Jay Fonseca, and other notable professionals committed to Puerto Rico.

As of press time, dozens of Hollywood artists have lent their support to the campaign, among them:

  • Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time)
  • David Ramsey (Arrow)
  • Michael Coleman (Once Upon a Time)
  • Misha Collins (Supernatural)
  • Osric Chau (Dirk Gently, Supernatural)
  • Karen David (Once Upon A Time, Galavant)
  • Beverley Elliott (Once Upon a Time)
  • Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Once Upon a Time)
  • Jared Gilmore (Once Upon A Time)
  • Rick Gonzalez (Arrow)
  • Gil McKinney (Once Upon a Time, Supernatural)
  • Rebecca Mader (Once Upon a Time, Lost)
  • Rachel Miner (Supernatural)
  • Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Longmire)

Each day more artists join and pledge their support.

For more information, follow Puerto Rico Comic Con’s social media channels: @PRComicCon.

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Wednesday
Oct042017

PRCC on Tour - Ponce cancelled

The safety and wellbeing of our fans is por priority. We have decided to cancel the PR Comic Con On Tour that was to be celebrated on October 14-15 at the Complejo Ferial, Ponce. Ticket refunds will be made through Ticketpop once their system is working properly. Sellers/Exhibitors: once our main office has power and internet we will be contacting you. Stay strong, Puerto Rico. We will rise again.

Monday
Sep182017

Photo Ops for the PRCC on Tour on sale now!

Photo Ops for the PRCC on Tour are on sale at Ticketpop. Click here to get yours before it's too late. All Photo Ops are limited.