SopranosCon Announced; First-Ever ‘Sopranos’ Themed Convention ‘For The Fans, By The Fans’

Time Immemorial, Famous Signs and Michael Mota present SopranosCon, the first-ever “Sopranos” themed convention, to be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey on November 23rd and 24th, 2019. 

Visually inspired by the Feast of St. Elezar, SopranosCon presented by East Commerce Solutions, is a fan convention unlike any other. Billing itself as “for the fans, by the fans,” SopranosCon will feature a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of key cast members, including Tony Sirico, Federico Castelluccio, Vincent Pastore, Vincent Curatola, David Proval, and over 30 supporting cast members, with many more special guests to be announced in the coming days.  

“In a nutshell, this is The Sopranos meets New York Comic Con. However, our event is going to be much more than pictures, autographs, and vendors,” said Daniel Trader who runs @TimeImmemorial_, a creative Instagram page that boasts the largest Sopranos fan network on social media with over 225,000 combined dedicated followers.  

Guests of the two-day convention will be able to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series by showcasing Italian culture in New Jersey with food, drink, music, comedy, and show-related businesses (such as Holsten’s Ice Cream, a sponsor of the event). There will be fan art galleries, exhibits, Q&A’s, trivia, contests, games, and more.   

“This event will be an experience no true fan will want to miss,” said Joe Fama, owner of Famous Signs and a co-presenter of the event. “We have spent years designing sets, exhibits, and more for this event.  There will certainly be something for everyone.”   

In addition, an accompanying documentary commemorating the 20th anniversary of the hit HBO show will be released after the event.  The as-yet-untitled documentary will focus on three superfans — Michael Mota from Lincoln Rhode Island, Daniel Trader from Baltimore, Maryland and Joe Fama from Long Island, New York — who came together to give every Sopranos fan the opportunity to celebrate history. The documentary will also feature many key cast members telling “their story” and other exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the Con.   

Federico Castelluccio, better known as Furio Guinta on The Sopranos, has been chosen to narrate the documentary.   

“When the first season came out, I was a huge fan myself.  I told my agent that I had to be on the show.  Having the opportunity to be a part of SopranosCon and celebrate with the fans is an amazing opportunity.  I am honored to be a part of this documentary, and I am excited to showcase what a few fans can do when they have a passion for something,” he said, exclusively.   

“I can’t put into words the amount of support we have received for SopranosCon.  People all over the world have reached out to us and are coming to the United States for the first time for our event.  This show touched so many people and has left a mark on their lives forever,” said Michael Mota, founder and CEO of Skyline at Waterplace, and one of the key organizers of the event.  “I have thrown several Soprano themed events but this is something much larger. This is truly for the fans, by the fans.”  

Tickets are on sale now at www.sopranoscon.com. For a limited time, fans can enter the promotional code HipHopGamer to receive 10% off all ticket packages.

Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly Announce First-Ever U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

A Tour 20 Years In The Making:
Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly
Announce First-Ever U.S. Co-Headlining Tour
Kicking Off June 1 In Cleveland, OH

Dropkick Murphys. Flogging Molly. They share a working class ethos, they share an Irish heritage and Celtic folk influence, and now — for the first time — these two giants of American punk rock will be sharing the stage for a co-headlining U.S. tour. This historic run, celebrating over 20 years of mayhem, kicks off June 1 at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, OH. Tickets for all shows are on sale now at www.dropkickmurphys.com and www.floggingmolly.com.

Dropkick Murphys just completed their 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Tour — including their annual sold-out hometown run of Boston shows — with NYC hardcore legends Agnostic Front and Boston ska pioneers Bim Skala Bim. This followed Dropkick Murphys’ sold-out European arena/concert hall tour — which included dates with Flogging Molly — in February. Flogging Molly is in the homestretch of their fast-selling Life Is Good Spring 2018 Tour, selling out over half of the dates in advance including their St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Hollywood’s Palladium, as well as the remaining shows. The band will set sail to the Bahamas on April 20th for their 4th annual Salty Dog Cruise, joined by The Offspring, Buzzcocks, The Vandals, Lagwagon, The Adolescents, and more.

The Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly co-headlining U.S. tour dates are as follows:

Date, City, Venue
June 1 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion
June 2 Big Flats, NY Tag’s Summer Stage
June 3 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Festival*
June 5 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theater
June 7 Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 8 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
June 9 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
June 10 Denver, CO Fox Street Compound
June 12 Sauget, IL (St. Louis) Pop’s Nightclub & Concert Venue
June 13 Columbus, OH Express Live!
June 15 Montebello, QC Montebello Rockfest**
June 16 East Providence, RI Bold Point Park
June 17 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
June 18 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
June 19 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
June 21 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
June 22 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium
June 23 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
*Festival date (Dropkick Murphys only)
**Festival date (Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly)

For more on Dropkick Murphys, visit:

Website: www.dropkickmurphys.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DropkickMurphys

For more on Flogging Molly, visit:

Website: www.floggingmolly.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/floggingmolly

 

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