Saturday, October 19, 2019

Move over ComicCon There's Something Bigger - Hallmark Christmas Stars Come to NJ at the First Ever Christmas Con!!

by Suzanne Ordas Curry

If you're a fan of Hallmark Christmas movies (and you live in the NY metro area), you're getting an early Christmas present this year (aside from the 40 new movies they are showing this season)! Fans of those wonderfully perfect Hallmark holiday movies that start oh so early this year will be able to meet their favorite stars - we all know who they are - in Edison, NJ on November 8-10th at the NJ Convention Center.

It's a Christmas expo filled with all the trimmings of holiday fun. Aside from the exhibitors, the main attraction will be performances and photo opps with the Hallmark stars. Actors attending as listed right now are: Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett, Cameron Matheson, Jackee Harry, Alicia Witt, Nikki DeLoach, Erin Krakow, Paul Green, Ashley Williams, Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Paevy, Chad Michael Murray, Melissa Claire Egan, Jack Wagner, Melissa Joan Hart, Andrew Walker, Rachel Boston, Danica McKeller, Whoa... what a lineup!!

Media guests are Santa Claus (of course), Alonso Duralde, Bran, Panda and Dan, Tim Babb, Brian Earl, Joanna Wilson, Julie Sherman Wolfe, Alys Murray and Joany Kane.

These are the panel discussions:

Andrew Walker will sign photos at Christmas Con

What  is Christmas Con?

The website, Thats4Entertainment states, "Christmas Con is a first of its kind convention…think Comic Con meets small town Holiday Festival.  Stroll through our “Christmas Market”, where you can buy one of a kind holiday gifts, handmade decorations and festive Holiday treats, all by local artisans.  Our “Town Square” welcomes you with Santa himself under a big Christmas Tree. From there, head to the booths of our amazing Celebrity Guests for autographs and selfies (and don’t forget to grab your photo with Santa too!).  Each Celebrity Guest will also offer professional photo ops (schedule and sales coming soon) and a Q&A panel (schedule coming soon) where they will be taking questions from the audience.  Break out your holiday best for our ugly sweater contest.   Lastly, but most importantly, in the spirit of the season we will be collecting for Toys for Tots. So bring a toy and help us give a better Christmas to so many children this year. 

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Alicia Witt will perform at Christmas Con 

Next Year: Idea: Have it at the American Dream Mall so you can fit all the Fans!

Unfortunately as of this date the event is sold out!!.This event is a GREAT idea. No surprise.

(There is a ticket exchange called LYTE that is their official reseller.)

Knowing the size of the convention center I am amazed but not really, the Hallmark movies are synonymous with the season now. And many of these familiar faces are not just in their holiday movies, but in those year round. The success of this channel and it's formula for this success cannot be denied. Great stories, and a great escape from the insanity of the world around. If you've never watched a Hallmark movie I highly recommend it.

Ashley Williams will appear at Christmas Con
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