Pop Con Press Release

MEARS Auctions is proud to announce our third annual Pop Con Milwaukee Convention. Pop Con Milwaukee is the Midwest’s largest gathering of quality dealers, major celebrity guests, and specialized programming. Sponsored by MEARS Online Auctions, it is our goal to provide an affordable convention experience combined with the social aspect of collecting.

With the popularity and growth of online venues, collectors have lost the personal interaction associated with collecting. Pop Con Milwaukee’s goal is to recreate the personal nature of the collecting experience while providing convention goers the rare opportunity to personally meet celebrities from all fields.

Pop Con Milwaukee will be held November 3rd & 4th, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Milwaukee, WI, located moments from the Mitchell International Airport.

Pop Con Milwaukee

With the memorabilia and nostalgia of the 1970s being red hot in the collector’s market place, this year’s theme is the “Land of the Lost” complete cast reunion. The patriarch of the show, Spencer Milligan has agreed to make a very rare public appearance, his first and only one in over 40+ years. He is reuniting with his “Lost” friends and enemies (the Sleestak) for this very special event. We have reunited the entire Pakuni family, Marshall Family, Ron Masak, and several original Sleestak actors, many whom played college basketball and stand over 6’6” tall. MEARS president Troy R. Kinunen is serving as the executive producer and plans on capturing this entire event for an upcoming documentary.

The show is held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center on November 2nd – 4th, 2018. For those that cannot attend, we will be offering mail order service to have your items personally authenticated.

Convention Hours

Friday Night Preview Party (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM CST

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST

 

Friday Night Preview Party that guarantees an appearance by several special guests, Kathy Coleman, Tom Cook & Phil Ortiz, and a few surprise guests (do I hear SSSSHHHHHHH) that will stop by to say hello. Fans will be able to mingle, share memories in a casual setting with the celebrities. Also, early access to the vendor’s area. Amount of time spent will be at sole discretion of the guest and the positive vibes of the fans. No photos or autographs during the Friday night Preview Party. Also, fans will have early access to the vendor tables.

Kathy Coleman Book Signing: Kathy Coleman, award winning author, will be signing copies of her book, “Run, Holly Run!” during the Friday Night Preview Party.

Kathy Coleman & Dopey Photo Op: That’s right, Pop Con Milwaukee has made arrangements for Holly’s Land of the Lost pet, Dopey, to make his first ever show appearance. Created using the exact same special effects process as used on the show, Holly, Dopey and yourself can be part of a first ever photo op event. Cost $40.00

Phil Ortiz & Phil Cook (VIP Simpson-izing). Phil Ortiz was the original animator of the very first episodes of “The Simpsons”, and Tom Cook is one of the last living cartoon animators and colorist. Together, they will “Simpson-zie” you. Before your very eyes, the team of talented artists will turn you and your family into to screen accurate Simpson-Like characters using the exact same techniques, drawing styles, and coloring guides used for the TV series. You will leave this show looking exactly like a real on screen Simpson character! Only 10 spots are available for this very special event. Cost $200

Admission To Friday Night Preview: $15.00 (Coupons/Discounts Not Valid)

 

 

 

Admission & VIP Packages

 

$30.00 Land of The Lost Basic Experience. Collectors looking to meet individual Land of the Lost Cast members for autographs and photo ops. Provides access to “My Life as a Sleestak” and “My Life as a Pakuni” panel discussions. Includes limited edition “Land of the Lost” commemorative pinback admission button, 11×17 Pop Con Exclusive Poster, and one free Sleestak autograph.

$10.00 General Admission. Allows access to all special guests & panel discussions (non-LOTL), vendors, cosplay, and comic artist guest.

$15.00: Friday Night Preview Party

$225.00: Ultimate VIP Package includes: Friday Night Preview Party, VIP Early Entrance Saturday & Sunday with limited edition collectors pinback admission button, “Get Lost” VIP Ultimate Panel Discussion, and (1) group autograph package/or Photo Op (Milligan, Eure, Coleman, & Paley), and limited edition full cast poster. 120 spots available, several already sold!

 

$180.00: VIP Package: Friday Night Preview Party, VIP Early Entrance Saturday & Sunday with limited edition collectors pinback admission button, and (1) group autograph package/or Photo Op (Milligan, Eure, Coleman, & Paley), and limited edition full cast poster.

 

Land of the Lost Original Cast (Saturday & Sunday)

Autographs & Photo Ops: Below are the guests who will be doing autograph sessions/photo ops.

Spencer Milligan (Part of VIP Package Only. Additional autographs are $60 each)

Kathy Coleman | $40 Autograph or Photo Op

Phil Paley | $40 Autograph or Photo Op

Wesley Eure | $40 Autograph or Photo Op

 

Pakuni Package (Saturday & Sunday)

 

Phil Paley | $40 Autograph or Photo Op

Sharon Baird | $40 Autograph with free Photo Op

Joe Giamalva | $40 Autograph with free Photo Op

Pakuni Package | $100 Paley, Baird, Giamalva – Autograph or Photo Op

 

Sleestak “First Ever Appearances”(Saturday & Sunday)

 

John Lambert | $40 Autograph with free Photo Op

Cleveland Porter | $40 Autograph with free Photo Op

Bill Boyd | $40 Autograph with free Photo Op

Sleestak Package | $100 Lambert, Porter, Boyd – One autograph each and group Photo Op

 

 

Ron Masek (Saturday & Sunday)

 

  • Ron Masak | $40 Autograph or Photo Op

 

 

Celebrities

 

Barry Williams (Saturday & Sunday)

Hillbilly Jim (Saturday) ($25 Autograph, $25 Photo Op, $40 Combo)

Jake Milliman (Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | $20 Autograph & Photo Op

Herman Schaefer (Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Free Autographs

Jeremy Ambler (Saturday & Sunday) | $20 Autograph or Photo Op

Dave Krieg (Satuday) | $25 Autograph & Photo Op

Felix Mantilla (Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM) $25

 

Artists

Joe Rubinstein (Saturday & Sunday) Autographs & Commissions

Alex Saviuk (Saturday & Sunday) Autographs & Commissions

Phil Ortiz (Saturday & Sunday) Autograph & Commissions

Tom Cook (Saturday & Sunday) Autograph & Commissions

 

Mail Order Autographs

For the first time ever, the entire cast of the “Land of the Lost” will be available for mail order. You can send your items in for this very special private signing event. Details to be posted at www.popconmilwaukee.com on Monday, September 17th, 2018.

 

Featured Vendors To Date

In addition to the programming, Cos Play, and autograph guests, Pop Con Milwaukee will host a variety of quality dealers specializing in a wide variety of comics, art, prints, memorabilia, autographs, etc. Limited spaces are still available. Tables offered on a first come, first served basis. Dealers coming include: Chuck P. Comics, Mobile Stress Release, RS Enterprises, Mandresen Products, Toy Dimensions, Beckzfield, Nuclear Mind Comics, Martina’s Handmade Gifts, Miles the Human, Grim Comics & Games, LLC, Tim & Ryan Worden, The Hockey Maniac, Media By Moonlight, Rob Golub Comics, Capt. Nemo Toys, Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival, Dog House Productions, Time Warp Collectibles, Great Lakes Comic Con, Schmidt N Giggles, Everyday Waterproofing, Wayne and Son Sales, MG Collectibles, Cards Xtcetera, Madman’s Comics, Jarome Baldwin, Remind Magazine, Reel Art, All American Sports, Terrestrial Tarot, MG Collectibles, Mister Memorabilia, Cut It Out Studios, Purvis Games, Kelsey Rushing Art.

 

Panel Discussions

“Get Lost” Land of the Lost VIP Ultimate Panel Discussion (Saturday, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM+)

The entire cast starring Spencer Milligan, Kathy Coleman, Wesley Eure, Phil Paley, Joe Giamalva, Sharon Baird, Bill Boyd, Cleveland Porter, John Lambert, and Ron Masak will be sharing never before shared moments while living in the “Land of the Lost”. During the panel discussion, all guests must agree to be filmed and sign the appropriate waiver, as footage will be included in a documentary of this momentous occasion. After sharing a lifetime of special memories, the presentation will close with a group singing of the “Land of the Lost” show opening theme song. (If you ask nicely, maybe Wesley will do a solo of the closing credits song. Only 120 spots due to limited seating.

Additional Panel Discussions To Be Announced

 

Tickets will be available at the door or by contacting Troy R. Kinunen at (414)-828-9990 or email troy@mearsonline.com