December 11, 2023

Proctors is putting on its inaugural Fandom Fest, scheduled to run Friday August 12 through Sunday August 14. The collaborative is hoping it will become an annual event appealing to gamers, tv & movie fans, esports lovers, and overall pop culture enthusiasts.

The three day event will be held at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, basically taking over the entire venue from the arcade to both theatres with celebrity interactions, cosplay, lots of games, and relics from classic movies and tv shows.

So, who can you meet? The list of confirmed celebrities is as follows:

  • Adrienne Barbeau, actress who appeared in many films, plays and tv shows including Swamp Thing and Maude

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  • Rodger Bumpass, the voice of Squidward Tentacles from SpongeBob

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  • James Marsters, actor who played Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  • Keith David, actor who appeared in The Thing and Armageddon

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  • Elden Hensen, actor from The Mighty Ducks, Daredevil and The Hunger Games

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  • Debbie Rochon, actress who starred in several independent horror movies

More celebrities are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

How about some photo ops with some beloved movie and tv props? They’ll have those too:

  • The Delorean from Back to the Future

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  • The Batmobile and Batcycle from the 1960s Batman tv show

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  • A life-sized Flintstones mobile

Rian Castillo via Flickr // CC BY 2.0

Rian Castillo via Flickr // CC BY 2.0
  • The Munster Koach from the Munsters tv show

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There is a pre-sale happening until May 15 where a three day pass is $120. There are also student and child discount passes available. Prices go up on May 16.

All the info you need, including the schedule of events, can be found at

[Daily Gazette]

Flintstones car photo by Rian Castillo // CC BY 2.0

12 Beloved Capital Region Places Added to State’s Registry For Over 50 yrs in Business

There are 100 businesses throughout New York state that have been added to the state’s historic registry for being in business for over 50 years. Of the 100, twelve come from the Capital Region. Not only are they honored for their longevity, but the impact they have had in the communities they call home. Take a look at the 12 being added and a little bit of their history in the Capital Region. Read more HERE.



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