SuperHero Summer Fest Alhambra
JUNE 16 POP ROCK STAGE @ RENAISSANCE PLAZA
1 E. Main St., Alhambra 91801 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. + CITY-WIDE SUPERHERO APPEARANCES
JUNE 15 – JUNE 17 SUPER-ZILLA FAIR @ TOY-ZILLA
201 E. Main St., Alhambra 91801 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Heroes answer the call: Alhambra’s SuperHero Summer Fest June 15-17
More and more celebrities confirm for Alhambra’s first annual SuperHero Summer Fest, a free event June 15 – 17.
“It is rewarding to see how many of our local celebrities are supporting this important event,” said Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy, event director and owner of TOY-ZILLA Collectibles Store. “They understand the importance of recognizing strong role models in our community: law enforcement, fire fighters, and teachers. But heroes come in all forms, so we are expanding our criteria for awarding our SuperHero certificates to include the Power Rangers, SpongeBob, wrestlers like Rikishi, martial artists like Don “The Dragon” Wilson, and actors. Anyone who inspires positive action through words or performances makes our community stronger.”
The festival will feature musical performances by SpongeBob voice talent Tom Kenny & the Hi-Seas, 12-year-old YouTube vocal sensation Kenya Clark and the band Raven Swan, the former performers of Redbone from The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 soundtrack. PopRock Academy will have a SuperHero Breakdance Battle and Kids SuperHero Costume and Dance Contest.
NerdBot will bring out its biggest celebrity cosplayers to portray the biggest SuperHeroes from Batman to Spiderman through Downtown Alhambra. Anyone completing theSuperHero Scavenger Hunt by taking selfies with all the heroes will win a Super Big Prize donated by local businesses: Gallery Nucleus, KoCreeate, Comic Cellar, Grill ‘Em All, T4 Tea 4 U,and more. NerdBot will crown the SuperHero Cosplay King and Queen in an epic showdown Saturday at 4 p.m.
Martial arts demonstrations and discussions from the greatest martial artists, grand masters, and champions from across multiple disciplines will discuss the portrayal of martial arts across comics, TV, film, and beyond. Don “The Dragon Wilson (greatest kickbox champion), Grandmaster John Hackelman RN considered one of the Greatest UFC Fighters of All Time, Grand Master Dan Reed, Grand Master Eric Lee, and Master Ewart Chin. The US Shaolin Kung Fu Martial Arts Center will do a full demonstration.
Top voice actors and animation creators will offer meet-and-greets and signings, including Bill Kopp (Eek! The Cat), Greg Eagles (Grim from Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), and Greg Berg (Donatello and Bebop from TMNT). Confirmed Power Rangers include Brennan Mejia (Dinocharge Red Ranger), Davi Santos(Dinocharge Gold Ranger), and Christopher Khayman Lee (Time Force Red Ranger).
But Super Fest is more than just; it helps the community. Crystal Santos (actress, TV series Man At Arms). The Alhambra and Los Angeles school districts will launch their Anti-bullying Proclamation at Summer Fest. They will take a look at effective approaches currently being used in schools to counter bullying using powerful messages from comics and multimedia.
Visit www.SuperHeroSummerFest.com and Facebook for continuing updates and a schedule of events.
Posted by Monina Castillo