Atlantic City Convention Center To Host Official Kick Off To 2015 East Coast Con Season


ACBC Will Provide Attendees with Access to Celebrities, Educational Workshops, Exclusive Concerts and Themed-Activities as Part of the Ultimate Con Experience

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Tuesday, April 28, 2015) – The first annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC), which will bring together the worlds of comics, cosplay and “all things geek” in Atlantic City, New Jersey, officially announced their schedule of events for the innovative convention.

The first full-sized convention of its genre in the city, ACBC will kick-off the 2015 East Coast, spring comic convention season. The Atlantic City Boardwalk Con will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center and will begin on Thursday, May 14 and conclude on Sunday, May 17, and provide attendees with never-before-seen, attendee-focused events, including “meet-and-greet” sessions with celebrity attendees, such as William Shatner, Adam West, Julie Newmar and Manu Bennett, just to name a few (full list available, educational seminars for budding artists and writers; exclusive musical entertainment; and more. 

“We’re taking a different approach to the traditional comic conventions that fans are familiar with. From our floor layout to our celebrity guests, to activities, décor and beyond, we’re creating a different look, feel and overall atmosphere to the ACBC show,” said Mike D’Alessio, founder of ACBC and CEO of New Jersey-based marketing agency, Promoguys Marketing Group.

Throughout the four day convention, attendees will find a unique array of events, activities and workshops. A sampling of which is below (full schedule available here: ( such as:

  • Official ACBC Kickoff Party Presented by Club Cosplay!

  • Not confident about cosplaying? Check out the session, Body Confidence and Positivity in Cosplay to learn and explore about body image, skin color, age, crossplay and more!

  • Join Chris Gore and other performers at Fan Fic Theatre as they read your fan fiction and bring your story to life on stage.

  • Interested in special effects within the film and television industry? Don’t miss, Special Effects 101: Intro to Special FX/Movie Magic with one of the best in the industry, Jennifer Maillet.

  • Stan Lee: Excelsior! Don’t miss the open forum question and answer session with Generalissimo himself, Stan Lee! Get the answers you’ve been waiting to hear.

“We want to provide attendees and fans with a stand-out convention experience, and we believe that what we’re creating will do that. We want to break down the fourth wall and let the fans really get to know the industry and the players in it. In addition to the line-up, the Atlantic City Convention Center is an amazing space that can accommodate all of the activities and features we want to include in order to make this a truly unique experience.” said Mike D’Alessio, founder of ACBC and CEO of NJ-based marketing agency, Promoguys Marketing Group.

Jim Wood, President and CEO of Meet AC said, "Atlantic City is thrilled to welcome the first annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Con to the Atlantic City Convention Center. These types of conventions continue to be a dynamic segment for Atlantic City. We look forward to hosting the thousands of attendees, while bringing the world of comics and cosplay under one roof.”

For more event information, a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit:

About ACBC
Atlantic City Boardwalk Con is the amazing comic, cosplay and all things geek convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 14 – 17, 2015. Strategically positioned on the Con Calendar to be the premiere convention on the East Coast in the first half of the year, ACBC has a unique footing that truly makes it a stand-out show for exhibitors and attendees. For more information, visit  For more information regarding New Politics, please visit For more about September Mourning, please visit,

About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit Follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at @Meet_AC.


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