The first-ever Rhode Island Comic Con will play host to filming for the Christmas episode of the Travel Channel's Toy Hunter, according to show organizer Steven Perry.
Toy Hunter is hosted by Jordan Hembrough, famed toy dealer and self-proclaimed comic book geek. The show follows Hembrough as he searches the country for the rarest and most impressive toy collections from business owners, celebrity collectors and the average fan. Hembrough, along with the show’s film crew will be on hand at Rhode Island Comic Con in search of the rarest finds among the convention’s vendors.
The series takes the formula of popular shows like Storage Wars and American Pickers and turns its eye on toy collecting and the pop cultural niche it inhabits.
Rhode Island Comic Con, taking place at the Rhode Island Convention Center November 3rd and 4th, is the state’s first large-scale comic, media and toy convention. Featuring over 50 guests from television and film, comics, animation, wrestling and the paranormal community, Rhode Island Comic Con events include the first New England cast reunion of the original Battlestar Galactica, question-and-answer sessions and panels with its guests, performances by the RKO Army and costume contests for young and young at heart. Notable guest appearances include Futurama star Billy West, Battlestar Galactica actor Richard Hatch, former Buck Rogers Gil Gerard, Jake the Snake Roberts and venerated comic book artist Walt Simonson.