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ComiCon is coming to Putnam for First Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6.
Dress as your favorite superhero or come as you are for downtown Putnam’s first ComiCon-themed event!  Have your picture taken with Batman and the Batmobile, visit a life-sized Spider-man statue and the Hall of Heroes to experience an iconic moment in comic history!
This is the Putnam Business Association First Fridays Committee’s fifth in a series of six events for the 2019 “Made in America” series.
The American Legion Post #13 will officially start the event at 5, presenting the Color Guard. The National Anthem will be sung by Local Vocal. Local Vocal is a group of local northeastern Connecticut vocalists. They re-formed in 2017 to perform at First Fridays events. The group consists of Donna and Andre Bessette, Linda Colangelo, David LaChance, and Patrick McCarthy.
There will be a live broadcast from WINY’s Gary O from 5 to 6 p.m. and Super Hero movie music until 9.
Live music in Union Square features The Outcrops. The Outcrops dug their roots into rock n’ roll, blues, funk, R&B, old country and jazz. Their original music stems from the same soulful soil.
Events are lined up in conjunction with Wonderland Comics include: Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studios, Andy Smith, pencil and inker; and Keith Champagne, writer/artist from DC Comics and Marvel. Ryan will lecture at The Bradley Playhouse starting at 5:30 and a Q&A follows. Andy Smith and Keith Champagne do signings and a Q&A inside Wonderland Comics.
Richard Riley of Riley’s Replicas will recreate a life-sized version of the cover artwork from Web of Spider-Man #33 (originally drawn by Mike Zeck) — Spider-Man is crawling out of a shallow grave after being tranquilized by Kraven the Hunter.  The statue will be on display on the lawn of the Congregational Church of Putnam.
The Bat Mobile, Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Dead Pool — and maybe a few surprise characters — will be available for photos. The Bat Mobile will be in front of the Congregational Church of Putnam. Super Hero appearances will start at 6. Watch for the Bat Signal!
The “Hall of Heroes” in Art Alley between 85 Main and Bear Hands Brewery will include photo opps, character displays, music and more.
Super Hero capes and masks will be free for children courtesy of NorthStar Home Loans and the Putnam Business Association in the Hall of Heroes outdoor area. The first 200 children will get free capes and masks, starting at 5 p.m. Other children’s activities will be available courtesy of House of Prayer Ministry throughout the event.
Hale YMCA is the Volunteer Spotlight Group and will be hold a Zumba Street Performance at 6.
The Complex Performing Art Centre will feature faculty Seana Hendrickson and Emily Zornado singing and Morgan Brown on guitar at 5:30 and 6:30.
More than 40 art and food vendors will be in attendance.


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