PRESS/MEDIA INQUIRIES

If you are interested in covering Twin Cities Con, you can EMAIL US for interview requests. If you would like to attend the event as a press/media representative, you can APPLY HERE.

Please request celebrity interviews pre-show.

It is very unlikely that you will be able to interview celebrity guests on-site. 

Twin Cities Con's Story

Twin Cities Con is a pop culture, media, and comic book convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. TCC was created by Ben Penrod, founder of comic cons in over ten cities, including Awesome Con in Washington, DC. Ben has been producing fan events for over ten years, and knew that the Twin Cities area would be the perfect location for a new comic con. TCC is produced by Ben's company Nerd Street, which also organizes Des Moines Con,Central Florida Comic Con, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Sugoi Expo, and co-promotes the Alaska ComiCon. 

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‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ REUNION AT TWIN CITIES CON: Elijah Wood & Sean Astin Announced

MINNEAPOLIS (October 6, 2022) –  Frodo and Sam will be reunited as Twin Cities Con announces that Elijah Wood and Sean Astin have been added to its celebrity roster. The three-day celebration of TV, film, comics, cosplay all things nerdy returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 2nd Ave. S) Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Wood and Astin will be appearing on November 12 & 13. 

Elijah Wood is best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Among Wood’s many other credits include voicing Mumble in the “Happy Feet” films, playing Ryan in the FX television comedy “Wildfred,” and voicing Beck in the Disney XC animated series “TRON: Uprising.” 

 

Sean Astin’s credits include his film debut portraying Mickey in Steven Spielberg’s “The Goonies,” playing the title role in “Rudy,” and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (“Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers,” and “The Return of the King.”) Astin’s credits also include portraying Raphael in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Bob Newby in the second season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” 

 

Fans of all ages are invited to join the fun and meet more than two dozen internationally known TV and movie actors, wrestlers, anime voice actors, comic creators. In addition to Wood and Astin, other entertainers at the event will include*:

 

Mick Foley (Pro Wrestler, Bestselling Author) 
Johnny Yong Bosch (“Power Rangers,” “Demon Slayer,” “One Piece”)
Colleen Clickenbeard (“One Piece,” “Fairy Tale,” “My Hero Academia”)
Britt Baker (AEW Wrestling)
Jungle Boy (AEW Wrestling)
Billy Martin (Good Charlotte rhythm guitarist and keyboardist, artist for Marvel and Nickelodeon)
James Morton (“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” “Superman II”)
Timothy Zahn (“Star Wars” Author)
David Matranga (“My Hero Academia,” “Attack on Titan,” “Angel Beats,” “Fairy Tale”)
Justin Briner (“My Hero Academia,” “Ace Attorney,” “Tokyo Ghoul,” “Fairy Tale”)
Clifford Chapin (“My Hero Academia,” “Ace Attorney,” “Tokyo Ghoul,” “Fairy Tale”)
Jason Faunt (“Power Rangers,” “Legend of the White Dragon”)
Shantel VanSanten (“One Tree Hill,” “Flash,” “The Boys”)
Mela Lee (“Mortal Kombat,” “Miraculous Ladybug,” “Apex Legends”)
… and many more.

 

For a complete list, please visit twincitiescon.com.

 

Alongside the celebrities and artists, there will be vendors, discussion panels, and other related events taking place at the con. Twin Cities Con will also feature a costume contest on Saturday and Sunday to find the best cosplayers in the area. 

 

Featured Activities
•    Celebrity Guest Q&A Sessions
•    Tabletop Gaming Tournaments
•    Video Gaming Tournaments
•    Discussion panels and workshops
•    Exhibitor and Artist Marketplace with merchants selling comics, art, toys, and more
•    Costume Contests 

 

Event Hours 
•    Friday, Nov. 11    Noon – 7 p.m.
•    Saturday, Nov. 12    10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
•    Sunday, Nov.13    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

 

Tickets

Prices range from $25 for a one-day pass to $125 for the Twin Cities Con Weekend VIP Pass

The Twin Cities Con Weekend VIP includes three-day admission, early entry, priority lines, a t-shirt, and an art print.

Admission for children under 13 is only $5 for the entire weekend.

For more information and to order online, visit https://www.nerdstreetusa.com/twincitiestix/

 

COVID-19 Attendance Protocol
As of now, masks and vaccines are not required to attend Twin Cities Con. A policy update regarding masks, vaccinations, social distancing, etc. could be made at a later date. Policies will be communicated via email, social media, and the Twin Cities Con website.

 

Social
For the most up-to-date information, please follow Twin Cities Con on our social channels 
Facebook:    @TwinCitiesCon
Instagram:    @TwinCitiesCon 
Twitter        @TwinCitiesCon

 

*Scheduled to appear
   
About Nerd Street
Nerd Street is an event production company created and operated by Ben Penrod. Nerd Street also produces Central Florida Comic Con, Alaska ComiCon, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Des Moines Con, and Sugoi Expo.

Media Contacts
Mike Haberman, Nemer Fieger, mhaberman@nemerfieger.com, 612-432-9898
Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, molly@nemerfieger.com, 612-309-1677

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Tickets on Sale for Twin Cities Con in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (April 15, 2022) – Now is the time to snag your ticket for Twin Cities Con, a celebration of TV, film, comics, cosplay, and all things nerdy. If you're a fan of Batman, Marvel, Star Wars, LEGO, Disney, Star Trek, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, etc., you'll probably fit right in at TCC. The three-day event returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 2nd Ave. So.) for its second year, Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

 

Fans of all ages are invited to join the fun and meet more than TWO DOZEN internationally known TV and movie actors, wrestlers, anime voice actors, comic creators, and other entertainers including*:

 

Mick Foley (Pro Wrestler, Bestselling Author)

Johnny Yong Bosch (Power Rangers, Bleach, One Piece)

Jason Faunt (Power Rangers)

John Glover (Smallville, Fear the Walking Dead, Gremlins)

Clifford Chapin, Chris Wehkamp, David Matranga (My Hero Academia)

Phil LaMarr (MADtv, Voice Actor)

Timothy Zahn (Star Wars Author)

… and so many more!

 

For a complete list, please visit https://twincitiescon.com.

 

Alongside the celebrities and artists, there will be vendors, discussion panels, and other related events taking place at the con. Twin Cities Con will also feature a costume contest on Saturday and Sunday to find the best cosplayers in the area.

 

Featured Activities:

  • Celebrity Guest Q&A Sessions

  • Tabletop Gaming Tournaments

  • Discussion panels and workshops

  • Exhibitor and Artist Marketplace with merchants selling comics, art, toys, and more

  • Costume Contests

 

Event Hours:

  • Friday, Nov. 11           Noon – 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 12       10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Sunday, Nov.13          10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Tickets:

EARLY BIRD discount tickets are on sale for a limited time.

Prices range from $20 for a one-day pass to $125 for the Twin Cities Con VIP Pass

(Includes three-day admission, early entry, priority lines, t-shirt, and art print)

Children 13 and under cost $5 for the entire weekend

For more information and to order online, visit https://www.nerdstreetusa.com/twincitiestix/

 

COVID-19 Attendance Protocol:

As of now, masks and vaccines are not required to attend Twin Cities Con. A policy update regarding masks, vaccinations, social distancing, etc. could be made at a later date. Policies will be communicated via email, social media, and the Twin Cities Con website.

 

Social:

For the most up-to-date information, please follow Twin Cities Con on our social channels

Facebook:       @TwinCitiesCon

Instagram:       @TwinCitiesCon

Twitter             @TwinCitiesCon

 

 

*Scheduled to appear

           

About Nerd Street

Nerd Street is an event production company created and operated by Ben Penrod. Nerd Street also produces Central Florida Comic Con, Alaska ComiCon, Annapolis Comic-Con, Southern Maryland Comic-Con, Des Moines Con, and Sugoi Expo.

 

Media Contacts:

Mike Haberman, Nemer Fieger, mhaberman@nemerfieger.com, 612-432-9898

Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, molly@nemerfieger.com, 612-309-1677