Fanfest Orlando Giving Profits to One Orlando Fund
On Sept. 17, 2016, the stars of “The Walking Dead,” including Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs and Melissa McBride, will be joined by Stephen Amell of “Arrow” at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL for Fan Fest Orlando, which will raise funds for the victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub attack.
One hundred percent of the profits raised from ticket sales, autographs, professional photo ops and vendor sales will be donated to the One Orlando Fund.
James Frazier, who created the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest and Walker Stalker Con events, is an Orlando native, as are several others on his team.
“I grew up in Orlando, graduated from high school there, got married there, and had four of my children there,” said Frazier. “Last week, my heart was broken by a senseless tragedy. I wondered, what can we do? How can we help? This September, we’re inviting our community of fans to come help us raise as much money as we can for the families that were impacted.”
“From our actors and photograph vendor to our volunteers and the Orange County Convention Center, everyone involved has stepped up to make Fan Fest Orlando possible. Our hometown needs us. We’ve always supported each other, regardless of race, orientation, or creed, and this makes that all the more clear,” said Jackie Prutsman, Orlando native and VP of Fan Fest.
The one-day event will include free panel sessions, entertainment vendors and autograph signings.
Tickets range from $55 General Admission to $800 for the Platinum VIP experience. There are also opportunities to volunteer at the event. For more info, visit: www.fanfest.com/orlando.
This blog originally appeared on On Location Vacations' website.
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