Actor Richard Dreyfuss and professional wrestler Hulk Hogan lead a star-studded field of celebrities who are attending the Nickel City Con, which runs from Friday through Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo.
The event, presented by Dave & Adam’s and courtesy of MAB Celebrity Services, will feature Dreyfuss, the Academy Award-winning actor from "Jaws," "Goodbye Girl," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "American Graffiti" and "Mr. Holland’s Opus" at a panel at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for autographs and photo ops are available for purchase at www.nickelcitycon.com/tickets.
The North Park Theatre will also be hosting a special one-time screening of "Jaws" with a Q&A session with Dreyfuss at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Chris Dearing, a spokesperson for North Park Theatre called Dreyfuss the "most prestigious guests we’ve ever hosted.” A limited amount of VIP tickets are available for purchase at www.nickelcitycon.com/tickets while general admission tickets are now on sale at www.northparktheatre.org.
Dreyfuss joins the celebrity guest lineup of wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi," Lou Ferrigno of "The Incredible Hulk," Jon Heder of "Napoleon Dynamite," Jason Mewes of "Clerks," Shannon Purser of "Stranger Things," Jason David Frank of "Power Rangers," Lori Petty of "Tank Girl" and "A League of Their Own," Barbara Eden of "I Dream of Jeannie," Corbin Bernsen of "Major League" and the TV show "LA Law," and The Young Bucks, a tag team of professional wrestlers.
Planners say Nickel City Con will be fun for all ages and filled with Q&A panels, workshops, cosplay contests, escape rooms by Escape Room Adventures WNY, gaming, a kids activity room, and — new for 2018 — Horror Fest at Nickel City Con.
Tickets are on sale now at www.nickelcitycon.com/tickets. Discounted tickets are also available at Dave & Adam's retail store located at 8075 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville.