The Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con “Spring Edition” herds international artists, writers, and celebrities together into one superpowered carnival atmosphere. Attendees can wander the pavilion's floor and meet their film and comic-book idols face-to-face, asking penetrating questions about their artistic processes, favorite projects, and availability to join a vigilante crackdown on line-cutters. The day’s program features events and guests, including a Q&A with Chandler Riggs of The Walking Dead renown, appearances by Harry Potter’s Tom Felton and Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark artist Greg Horn, and a writing panel featuring Eisner Award–nominee Matt Kindt.
Eat|See|Hear offers an unparalleled outdoor movie experience by screening new and classic films in HD on an inflatable, wrinkle-free projection screen standing 3.5 stories tall and 52 feet wide. Using a 30,000-watt sound system, each venue is custom-calibrated to ensure a decibel-appropriate listening experience for audiences lounging on blankets or in lawn chairs. Local food trucks remain onsite during events to dish out cuisine, and pre-film performances by up-and-coming bands get audiences pumped up and help loosen any cobwebs built up inside the ears.
International Latin-pop sensation Luis Miguel has tenderly caressed ears with tuneful ballads and lively boleros for nearly 30 years. With a dazzling career that includes more than 52 million albums sold, chart-topping hits in dozens of countries, and multiple continent-spanning tours, Miguel wields vocal powers and a winning smile potent enough to melt the hearts of fans and the tips of wayward icebergs. Concertgoers can enjoy the aural feast while securely nestled in the rear loge of the San Manuel Amphitheater, an expansive outdoor space that allows listeners to bask in the fresh air without the hassle and awkward bear encounters of a camping trip.
On October 26, Halloween monsters rise from the undead to invade Luna Supper Club. Not for blood or revenge, but instead for craft beer. At the BierBuzz Masquerade Beer Fest, costumed guests flood the two-story nightclub, letting unlimited sips of beer filter through their hockey masks. 15 local breweries tap kegs for the masses, including Left Coast Brewing, Ironfire Brewing Company, and Ritual Brewing Co. Live bands and DJs set the proceedings to a rhythmic thump, including a reggae set by MightyMellowMassive. Guests enjoy the club's modern stylings as they frolic, including lounge rooms awash in circling light beams and a long outdoor patio.
At the Huck Finn Jubilee, a slew of high-profile bluegrass performers?Grammy-winners and innovators, solo performers and Polyphonic-Spree-sized bands alike?hit the stage for a packed weekend of live music. Visitors don't just listen and snack on the festival food, though. They participate, showing their music chops in instructional jam sessions, and their fancy footwork at line dancing parties.
The verdant grounds of Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park. where the festival is held, offer plenty of outdoorsy entertainment, too. Visitors camp out on its grounds, and fish in its two lakes, for fun or during the legendary Blind Bogie Fishin' Derby. Other contests appeal to land-lubbers, too, such as a Tom Sawyer fence-painting contest and a "Climb the Greased Pole" challenge, whose winner is typically born with magnetic hands.
On Saturday, December 22, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Dos Lagos Food Truck Festival will take over the parking lot at the Shops at Dos Lagos with strains of live music and the savory scents of freshly prepared food. More than 20 food trucks are expected, ranging from sausage-centric The Viking Truck to Suite 106 Cupcakery. Visitors can also nibble free samples or sip cold brews in a beer garden.