STAR WARS ACTOR JAKE LLOYD TO ATTEND STEEL CITY CON!
July 9, 2010

Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of  the Steel City Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 21 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention this August 6-8, 2010 at the Monroeville Convention Center.   The celebrity guest list continues to build as Pittsburgh gets ready to host a national level show.  In addition to a massive selection of toys and comic books, attendees will be treated to signing appearances by many pop culture icons. Jake Lloyd ("Anakin Skywalker" from Star Wars) has will be doing a rare signing appearance in Pittsburgh. Recording Artist and Actor Micky Dolenz (from The Monkees fame) and Martin Klebba ("Marty" from Pirates of the Caribbean) will be attending the August Show.  Wrestling fans will be treated to a rare appearance of WWE Diva and former Champion Lita. Classic TV fans will have an opportunity to meet David Faustino ("Bud Bundy" from Married with Children).  Attendees can expect to see a large number of Comic Book Artists and Illustrators.  

 

In addition to Celebrity appearances, the Steel City Con is proud to announce a Special Promotion in which the first 1,000 attendees who purchase a 3 Day Pass will receive a Goodie Bag which is filled with toys and comics valued at more than the price of admission.  3 Day Pass Holders will also receive Early Admission. The Steel City Con is the only convention in the United States that has consistently given away thousands of toys, comic books and collectibles to its attendees for free.

 

Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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