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Where to Party Like a Superhero During Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 19 - 21

Though David Hasselhoff bailed due to scheduling conflicts, there’s still going to be plenty of fun on tap for this weekend’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, which kicks off Thursday, June 19 and runs through Saturday, June 21. The comic book convention and celebration of all things pop culture and geek-fabulous brings a cavalcade of nerdy icons from Curtis Armstrong (Booger from Revenge of the Nerds) to Karen Gillan (Amy Pond from Doctor Who) and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead) for meet and greets, as well as a gaggle of good times at bars and restaurants near the Convention Center. Below, check out what’s happening and where you can party down in your superhero getup.

Thursday, June 19th

The Doug Benson Movie Interruption: 30th Anniversary Screening of Revenge of the Nerds
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888)
Doors Open: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
Comedian Doug Benson brings his now infamous live movie interruption to the Trocadero for a 30th Anniversary screening of Revenge of the Nerds. Curtis Armstrong (Booger) and other cast members will join Benson from the front row, performing a live comedy show as they riff on one of the great nerd classics of all time.
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Friday, June 20th

CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & DRAW
PhilaMOCA (531 N 12th St.; 267-519-9651)
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Join host Rob Prior (Heavy Metal; Spawn the Impaler; Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight) for this live drawing and writing competition and win some amazing prizes. Scenarios and scenes will be described to the artists and writers, and each will get one hour to compete. One artist and one writer will win prizes like Corel PainterX3, Artograph lightpad and a Canson prize pack. Additional prizes will be given throughout the night brought to you by Corel, Canson, Royal Talens and Artograph.


Dracula’s Ball featuring Author & Punisher and Iris
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888)
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Dracula's Ball returns to the Troc just in time for Wizard World, bringing bands, DJs, dancers, vendors and the undead out for an evening celebrating the Prince of Darkness himself. Show your Wizard World wristband at the door and get in in for $15. Entertainment includes Iris (electronic pop, from Texas) and Author & Punisher (elaborately constructed machines making industrial music, from California), international celebrity bellydancer Samantha Diaz and DJs in two rooms.

Chronicles of Sound, Triforce Quartet and DJ Cutman
Milkboy (1100 Chestnut St.; 215-925-6455)
8:30 PM - 2 AM
Nerd rock avatars Chronicles of Sound, Triforce Quartet and DJ Cutman are throwing it all down at Milkboy. Ten bucks and a Wizard World wristband gets you in the door; $12 for those without the wristbands.

Costume Beer Pong and DuClaw Kegs & Kapes Tap Takeover
Field House (1150 Filbert St.; 215-629-1520)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Costumed dynamic duos can battle it out with their arch nemeses over spirited games of beer pong in this tournament. Special brews from DuClaw will be on tap all night. Entry is $20, and includes beer from 7 PM - 9 PM. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams, as well as for costumes in categories like Best DuClaw Inspired, Best Overall and Best Couple/Duo. Email tadams@publichouseusa.com to enter.

Saturday, June 21

The Roddenberries Star Trek Tribute Troupe with Galvanize and Peekaboo Revue
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.)
7 PM
The world’s greatest — and possibly only — Star Trek inspired cabaret act is touching down at Underground Arts and boldly going where no performance art, live band and dance and performance art group has gone before. Part alien-chick burlesque, part comedy and part song and dance ensemble, The Roddenberries (pictured above) serve up a side-splitting send-up of the Star Trek franchise. For this engagement they will be joined by rockers Galvanize and performers from Peekaboo Revue. Tickets are $10. Get them here.

Wizard World After Party
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888)
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The Troc is home to the official Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con After Party, with Peelander-Z rocking out all night long. Free with Wizard World wristband; $10 without.

Photo: The Roddenberries

Event Date: 06/19,06/20,06/21
Event Time: Various
Price: PAYG
Type: Beer,Cocktails,Parties,Prizes,Spirits,Wine


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