PROVIDENCE, RI — RI Comic Con kicks off this afternoon in downtown Providence, setting up at both the RI Convention Center and the Dunkin Donuts Center.
This year’s line-up of celebrities includes William Shatner, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Tony Danza, Norman Reedus, Gene Simmons, Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens, and Gil Gerard.
Celebrity update: RI Comic Con announced via Twitter on Friday that Mark Ruffalo has cancelled his planned appearance. All payments for photo ops and autographs will be refunded.
Saturday is sold out, but the RI Comic Con website reported just before noon on Friday that tickets were still available for that day and Sunday. Hours on Friday ($35 at the door) are 3 to 9 p.m.; Sunday ($35 in advance, $40 at the door) are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Click the link to check availability for package deals and VIP meet-and-greets.
Here are a few tips if you’re headed downtown this weekend:
- If you have tickets [yellow entrance], line forms along West Exchange Street near the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
- If you need tickets [green entrance], line starts at the ADA ramp on Sabin Street.
- VIP access [blue entrance] is on Aborn Street near the Hilton Hotel.
- The sky bridge leading between the Dunkin Donuts Center and the RI Convention Center is ONE WAY again this year. The bridge only allows traffic passing from the Dunkin Center TO the Convention Center.
- To get back to to the Dunk from the Convention Center, you must use the fenced-in area outside the buildings for re-entry.
- The VIP Lounge is located on the 5th Level of the Rhode Island Convention Center next to Room 557.
- If you have a pre-order autograph be sure to bring your barcoded receipt to the autograph booth for a redemption ticket as the celebrities that will be located on the DD floor will not take cash at their tables and you will need the auto ticket to redeem.
Use the following links for more information:
RI Comic Con 2017 maps [also attached below]
RI Comic Con 2017 panels
RI Comic Con 2017 online show storeConvention Center Maps II
Dunkin Donuts Center Maps II
RI Comcicon Celebrity Locations
RI ComicCon Celeb schedule