Pittsburgh's Steel City Con
) returns to the Monreoville Convention Center just East of downtown Pittsburgh, on August 8th, 9th, & 10th
Steel City Con has grown, and doubled in size recently, and it has so much to offer that it's much more than just a toy show now... There are costume contests, gaming tournaments, celebrities, special guests, panels, and more.
The show has a pretty big celeb list, and they've wrangled another Star Trek: The Next Generation celeb with Levar Burton for the first time. Pretty awesome... I was really kind of star truck by seeing Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner actually. The Star Wars celebs don't even get me as much as those guys did.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttt, Billy Dee Williams is returning to the show in August, and it's always cool to see him. He was a pretty nice guy when I met him last time too. Wonder if he'll get pestered about what he's doing for Rebels since he leaked his involvement in some capacity?
Penny Marshall is attending too, which kind of surprised me... She doesn't strike me as someone who would go signing autographs considering everything she's accomplished in Hollywood.
3 Day Passes go fast now, and get you priority seating at events, and into the show earlier than non pass holders.
The show's spaced out a bit from SDCC now too as that was a conflict in the past. Smart thinking on the promoter's part IMO.
As always I'll be there, and I'd really love to see some Jedi Defender fans there as well! Hit me up if you're attending, and we can hang out after for some dinner with members of the PSWCS if you feel like, or just chat a bit and say hey.
If you have ANY questions on attending you can contact the show itself or you can contact me as well. I'm always happy to act as an ambassador for the city and the area. I love telling people where they should try eating while they're in town. www.SteelCityCon.com
I'll be attending as will members of the PSWCS throughout the weekend... I have a few Vintage wants I'm going to be tracking down this show now that I put my loose figure collection out. I need some upgrades and a Wicket for some reason.
I'm still tracking a few things down since the last show actually.
This show's always great for Star Wars... Vintage, I felt, made a bit of a comeback at the last show in April... Saw a good deal of good deals, as it were. Quality pieces for better than Ebay prices.
Look forward to going, and hopefully seeing some of you at the show!