FarleyCon, East Ridge Toy And Comic Book Expo, Returns To East Ridge March 17

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

FarleyCon, The East Ridge Toy and Comic Book Expo, will be returning to East Ridge on Saturday, March 17 at the East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave. East Ridge. 

Appearing at The East Ridge Toy and Comic Book Expo is Michael Copon, who played Lucas Kendall, The Blue Power Rangers from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Time Force and Power Rangers Wild Force. Michael can also be seen as Felix Taggaro in One Tree Hill, Penn in Bring It On: In It to Win It and Ricky in That's So Raven. He also replaced Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson as Mathayus in the prequel to The Scorpion King in The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.

Fresh off his appearance on Netflix’s Stranger Things 2, returning to FarleyCon is actor, director and writer, Keith Brooks. Mr. Brooks is best known for his role on AMC’s The Walking Dead as Dan (AKA Deserve It Dan, a member of the Claimers who almost did that horrible thing to Carl) from Season 4. He also appeared in the CONSTANTINE, Star, Drop Dead Diva and Magic the Gathering: The Musical. As co-owner of Bean Dip Productions, Mr. Brooks can also be seen on the internet as Beast in The Uncanny X-Men and Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday. He is also the host, writer and director of the internet TV show Bean Dip Explains It All.

Coming to FarleyCon on March 17 is artist Dylan Bailey. Mr. Bailey is a 16-year-old aspiring artist from Ringgold, and is a student at Heritage High School. Mr. Bailey discovered his passion for art and drawing at the age of 7, after being diagnosed with a rare hip disorder that forced him to explore other hobbies.  He dreams of one day working for Marvel comics as an artist. "Farleycon is his first convention and he hopes to one day travel the country selling his artwork. We are honored to have this talented young artist make his first appearance at FarleyCon," officials said.

Author Kenyon Henry is the author of the young adult fantasy series, "Chronicles of Stephen," and is a native of north Georgia. The first book, "Choice of The Mighty," was released in March of 2017. Since then, he has stayed busy working on books two and three, while attending book signings too. Book 2, "Trials of The Mighty," is due out this spring, to be followed by book three later this year.

Returning to FarleyCon: The East Ridge Toy and Comic Book Expo fresh from Stranger Things 2 is Kaylie Turner.  Ms. Turner is a young actress from Tennessee.  She has had credited roles in Term Life, Lt. Joe Kenda Homicide Hunter and Snapped Killer Couples among her achievements. Ms. Turner was also a Child Walker in season 5 of The Walking Dead.  She was also a children's spokes girl for NASCAR the Chase 2016. She also enjoys being a cheerleader.

Appearing at FarleyCon: The East Ridge Toy and Comic Book Expo is actor and professional wrestler Scott “Insane” Lane. Mr. Lane has appeared in movies such as Marvel’s Ant-Man, Spider-man Homecoming, Need for Speed and TV shows such as The Originals.  He is also an official ambassador for Fighting for Autism and appears on their behalf.

Also returning to FarleyCon: The East Ridge Toy and Comic Book Expo from as seen on AMC’s The Walking Dead Josh "TKO" Turner. Originally from Indiana, Mr. Turner currently resides in Tennessee. Josh "TKO" has been a pro wrestler for over 13 years and is also an actor as with well-known roles on hit shows such as "Nashville" as Jolene's boyfriend, "Under The Dome" as The Jeter Brothers, "Lt. Joe Kenda Homicide Hunter" as Bryan Simmons. Josh "TKO" starred in the Ultimate Death Match Series films alongside Kevin Nash, Raven, and many other Wrestling Superstars. Josh "TKO" is also an official ambassador for Fighting for Autism and appears on their behalf.

The vendor room at FarleyCon will be packed with comics, toys, collectibles, artist, authors, crafts and more. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and under a free with a paid adult admission.

"Come dressed as your favorite character and join our cosplay contest," officials said.

Pops for Patients will be on hand collecting Funko Pops to donate child friendly Funko POP! Figures to Children's Hospitals.

FarleyCon is dedicated to the memory of Jared Allen. 

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