WINTERCON 2016: New York’s Comic and Sci Fi Expo is Sat Dec 3rd and Sun Dec 4th
December 1, 2016



WINTERCON 2016: New York’s Comic and Sci Fi Expo

WHAT: WINTERCON 2016, New York’s Comic and Sci Fi Expo

WHEN: Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th 2016, 10:30am8pm on Sat / 10:30am5pm on Sun

WHERE: Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11420 – shuttle buses available via this link and the A train, the Q37 Bus and the LIRR to Jamaica station (and then the shuttle bus).


  • 35th Anniversary Reunion of the cast of MAD MAX: The Road Warrior (with a screening at Brooklyn’s Alamo Draft House on 12/2 at 7pm, Q&A with cast afterward)

  • THE WARRIORS reunion (featuring James Remar and Michael Beck, among others)

  • A Special Appearance By STAR WARS Cast Members – Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb/Ree-Yees), Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter, Red 3), Jack Klaff (John D, Red 4) and Angus Macinnes (Rebel Alliance Commander Gold Leader).

  • An appearance from THE WALKING DEAD’s Austin Amelio (Dwight) and Seth Gilliam (Rev Gabriel Stokes).

  • An appearance from STAR TREK’s Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) Artist Alley with over 100 artists, illustrators and creators

  • Vendor room with over 300 tables of toys, collectibles, comic books and more. Epic costume contest Saturday at 6pm

  • A special Lightsaber performance starring The Empire Saber Guild.

  • KIDS DAY on Sunday, half-price admission for kids 2-12 with a costume contest, Jedi training and a free lightsaber.

And so much more!

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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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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