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TerrifiCon Gets a New Home!

Posted on the 03 September 2018 by Hmcurator
Terrificon sign at entrance to Convention Center

Things have been absolutely crazy around here lately, and will be crazy for the rest of September unfortunately. Reading Scoop‘s recap of TerrifiCon made me realize that I had not posted about the convention myself. I missed last year, but I did go this year, and it was fantastic! The big change is that on May 30th, Mohegan Sun opened their new Earth Expo & Convention Center, and TerrifiCon was moved from the Uncas Ballroom to the new space.

View of Convention Center from our room

Convention Center from our room

This meant we no longer had to queue around the slot machines to get in, and once inside, there was much more room to move around.

Jonathan Sternfeld standing in front of poster-sized cover of Fantastic Four # 1

Me in front of one of several poster-sized comic covers

I had mentioned in my recap of the 2016 convention how it seemed very crowded, making it hard to go from table to table. I am glad that problem has been addressed.

With all the extra room, TerrifiCon was able to add computer gaming, and a room with a Lionel train layout by the Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club.

Hulk holding up a bridge on a Lionel train layout

Hulk holding up bridge on a Lionel train layout

My other complaint in 2016 was that it is a very expensive convention to attend. Ticket prices are on the high side, and the room rates are as well. This is still true, and is not likely to change, so I may have to limit my attendance to every other year. That is a shame, because Mohegan Sun is home to one of my favorite places on Earth: Leffingwells Bar, now known as Vista Lounge at Wombi Rock.

View of Wombi Rock from the casino floor

Wombi Rock from the casino floor

I love being able to spend the day attending a convention, then being able to get a good Martini afterward!

Martini in foreground, Vista Lounge in background, Space Shuttle and astronaut projected on dome

Martini in Vista Lounge

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