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Colossus Con Pop Culture Convention Invades Pleasanton April 8th!

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Attention all geeks! The City of Pleasanton is about to become the geek capital of Northern California. The Colossus Con Pop Culture Convention coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds April 8th, 2017. This convention will be a family-friendly celebration of all things pop culture from comic books to movies to fantasy and sci-fi and will feature celebrity guests, cosplayers, artists, collectors and vendors.

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The celebrity guest lineup includes:

  • Michael Bell, known for hundreds of voice over roles including The Transformers, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Rugrats, Tangles and The Smurfs.
  • Julie Dolan of Star Wars Rebels will also be in attendance. Check out our 10 Questions With Julie Dolan to learn more about her and tell her we said hi!
  • Jack Stauffer, who was Bojay on the original Battlestar Galactica,
  • Kathy Garver who provided the voice of Firestar on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.
  • VR Troopers’ actors Michael Hollander and Brad Hawkins



For the comic fan, there are many renowned comic book artists and creators such as

  • Chris Marrinan (Excalibur, Wonder Woman)
  • John Heebink (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD)
  • Ethen Beavers (Samurai Jack, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clone Wars Adventures and Indiana Jones Adventures)
  • Matt Hebb (DreamWorks’ Home, America’s Army)
  • Chris Wisnia (Giant Monsters), Tobe Daranouvong (Villain Comic)
  • Omar Morales (CruZader: Agent of the Vatican).

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Once you are done meeting the guests, you will have access to shop from various exhibitors and creators. You will also have the opportunity to meet local cosplayers and fan groups such as Saber Guild and Rebel Legion. Why not take picture in front of a Jurassic Park Jeep or you can attend panels with many of the special guests. The program will also feature a cosplay contest with a trophy and cash prize for the winner!

Colossus Con promises to be a day of fun for fans of superheroes, comic books, movies, TV shows, toys and collectibles. The fun begins April 8th, 2017 at 10 am and welcomes fans of all ages passionate about pop culture and especially comics and movies. Tickets available at www.colossuscon.com.

Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, it has become a lot more. His obsessions are Transformers, Star Wars, Classic Video Games, Superheroes, and comedies.

Slade’s life was turned to the Darkside when his father gave him a gift in 1985. He was presented with the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron. Since then, Slade has become a collector of the robots in disguise.

The only other thing that comes close to Slade’s love of Transformers is Star Wars. He has met a few of the cast over the years. Slade’s one goal in life is to meet with George Lucas and just discuss movies with him.