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Pensacon 2022 to be held in February, initial celeb friends declared

Pensacon will be again in its familiar timeslot subsequent year as celebration founder Mike Ensley announced Sunday that the 2022 pop culture extravaganza will run from Feb. 18-20 in downtown Pensacola. 

Pensacon 2022 will mark the ninth yearly variation of the celebration. Ensley created the announcement from the ground of the Pensacola Bay Centre on Sunday throughout the third and ultimate day of this year’s rescheduled celebration. 

Pensacon kicks off at the Pensacola Bay Center on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Pensacon 2021 transpired in late Might immediately after becoming postponed in January owing to COVID-19 worries. A variety of scheduled 2021 friends dropped out about the course of this 12 months, but celebration organizers ended up diligent in replacing them to give enthusiasts the most effective probable time provided the circumstances.

Ensley stated it was a nuts yr, specially from Pensacon’s standpoint.  

“Final calendar year we were extremely blessed, we occurred right in advance of the shutdown,” Ensley explained. “We had a good convention with incredible company like Bizarre Al Yankovic in this article. Every person came out and supported us and it was good. Then we went to put (2021) tickets on sale and we experienced to postpone that due to the fact there was so substantially uncertainty in the earth. We imagined, in a pair months this will move and we will get back again on keep track of, and, it did not pass.”

However, Ensley reported the May possibly audible has worked out very well for all parties associated. Pensacon will not have the Sunday attendance counts, but stated the 2021 turnout is “trending in the same direction as 2020’s event.” 

Also throughout Sunday’s announcement, Ensley unveiled a amount of superstar guests already locked into 2022’s occasion. 

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Individuals guests consist of: 

  • Donnie Dunagan and Peter Behn, the voices of “Bambi” and “Thumper” in Disney’s animated common, “Bambi.”
  • Dan Molina and Vera Pacheco, the voices of “Dirk the Daring” and “Princess Daphne” in the movie match, “Dragon’s Lair.”
  • Jeff Etter, the voice of the title character in the well-known video recreation “Space Ace.”
  • Dennis Christopher, whose job features roles in the 1990 miniseries “It” “Breaking Absent,” “Chariots of Fire” and “Django Unchained.”
  • Bin Fuyura and Eiichi Kikuchi, the two popular as the Japanese hero “Ultraman.”
  • Comic artist Simon Bisley, maybe finest known for his get the job done on DC Comics antihero, “Lobo.”