The Con is again. The Tupelo Con, that is. The sixth yearly occasion will take area Saturday and Sunday in Making V of the Tupelo Home furniture Marketplace on Coley Road.
And it contains a Saturday night time of massive-time wrestling, an occasion individual from the Con itself. Doorways open up Saturday at 10 a.m., whilst wrestling doors open up at 6:30 p.m. and matches get started at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Tupelo Con hours are noon-6 p.m.
In accordance to the Con’s post on a Tupelo functions site, “Tupelo Con is a fan-focused convention celebrating multi-genre fandom which include comic publications, motion pictures, tv plans, anime, online games, and other pop tradition experiences. This year’s Tupelo Con will include the following varieties of ordeals: n Satisfy and greets with actors or figures from well-liked systems n Cosplay contests and prizes n Panel conversations n Prop exhibits from well known films and television programs.”
Past year’s Tupelo Con was held a 7 days just before the coronavirus lockdown was ordered the party was place on hiatus until eventually it was considered risk-free enough to maintain yet another 1.
Organizers have, even so, integrated some safety measures in the program that are: • Improved area devoted to locations of congregation.
• Sanitation stations in places of high site visitors flow.
• Electronic possibilities for interactive on line interviews with celebrity attendees.
• Panel streaming options. Weekend go is $30 in progress and $35 at the doorway. Saturday move is $20 in advance and $25 at the doorway. Sunday move is $15. Kids’ two-working day go is $10.
In accordance to Jimmy Blaylock, wrestling booker and proprietor of Exciting Entire world, wrestling tickets are $15 typical admission and $20 reserved seating. They are obtainable at Pleasurable Entire world (314 South Inexperienced Road), Relics Antique Market (248 South Green Avenue) and by way of www.eventbrite.com.
The VIP Wrestling capabilities Florida-centered Billy Gunn, a expert wrestler presently doing work for All Elite Wrestling as a expertise mentor and an occasional wrestler.
Gunn, 57, is most effective acknowledged for his appearances in the Globe Wrestling Federation/Entertainment from 1993 to 2004 and from 2012 to 2015. He will be existing in the course of Tupelo Con to meet up with fans and indicator autographs.
Blaylock mentioned there will be six matches, together with women’s wrestling – Nikki Lane vs Diana Taylor – and midget wrestling. Some unique matches contain the “first ever” Wheel of Torture Match and the Mississippi Strap Match, exactly where admirers line the outside perimeter of the ring, armed with belts, and thrash wrestlers thrown outside the ring right up until they return to the fray.
Among the the 21 wrestlers from throughout the country will be wrestling celebs Gary Valiant (son of Jimmy Valiant), Mitch Toretta, Dundee and midget Kevin Kash.
For much more information and facts about VIP Wrestling or Tupelo Con, connect with Blaylock at Enjoyable Globe – 844-3866.