UPCOMING EVENTS

Calling all Alhambra businesses - join us and hero up! Help create the ultimate fan experience

Celebrating Heroes and Inspiring Kids is our Mission. Serving Local Businesses and Saving Lives is our Duty. To accomplish this goal, the Downtown Alhambra Business Association greenlit the 1st Annual SuperHero Summer Fest, creating a city-wide superhero star-studded event only possible with the assistance of every business in Alhambra.

The event supports the efforts of the charity Music Saves Lives, teaching young people the importance of blood donation using celebrities, animated public service announcements, and free comic books. The program was awarded as thelargest youth blood donation program in U.S. history.

The event was created by local businesses TOY-ZILLA Collectibles Store and the Pop Rock Academy but encourages all Alhambra businesses and superhero themed retailers to get involved. Businesses can participate with a booth at the event, coordinate celebrity appearances, and donate charity auction prizes. Brick and mortar shops can pick a SuperHero to appear at their store the day of the event.

Currently, the festival features performances by SpongeBob voice talent Tom Kenny & the Hi-Seas, The Pop Rock Academy, the U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu Center Martial Arts, and more to come! Hero sightings by professional cosplayers throughout the city are produced by NerdBot.

The event follows in the footsteps of other successful pop culture events, including the San Diego Comic-con, which is the highest anticipated go-to summer destination for all things pop culture with more than 130,000 attendees and $150 million in economic impact on the area. Unlike San Diego’s convention, SuperHero Summer Fest will not take place at a convention center but will be city-wide as well as a free event. SuperHero Summer Fest may start small but with the proper support of local businesses and the movie studios it could snowball into a major festival with a significant economic boon for Alhambra.  

To participate and for more information, contact:

Jeff Arcio, GiG Productions, 626-756-4949, gigpro2k@gmail.com.

Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy, 213-925-9918, crewcall@yahoo.com.

Paul Kwo, paul@poprockacademy.com.

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May 2018

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