It’s that time of year again. San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, and, of course, there is a last-minute dash to secure transportation and lodging. But, why not travel to San Diego in style? As part of an annual trek from Los Angeles to San Diego to celebrate this iconic event, Angry Goat Productions has announced the launch of their new and exciting venture, The Cosplay Train Express.
This is the world’s only traveling experience for fans who want to have a good time on their way to San Diego Comic-Con and love cosplay, while enjoying pop culture and adventure. For the granddaddy of all comic book conventions, this annual train ride will provide a small number of fans with the opportunity to interact with blast-from-the-past celebrities, while creating an interactive cosplay universe along the way.
Actor William Kircher, who portrayed Bifur in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is one of the many celebrity guests who will be on board to hang out with fans. Kircher is officially hosting the 4-day celebration as event emcee.
“I am excited to be the host of the Cosplay Train Express. When I was told that this was the first annual adventure, I just knew that my participation would be something that cosplay and pop culture fans would enjoy. It should be a lot of fun.”
In addition, superhero fan favorites from other movie and television franchises will be joining the experience, including Adam West, Julie Newmar, and Burt Ward. You’ll get to interact with them as well as other celebrity guest on the way to San Diego Comic-Con.
The Cosplay Train Express includes several perks and travel packages for fans who want to climb aboard.
- Round trip rail fare
- One day in San Diego during Comic-Con International (badge not included)
- All-inclusive food and beverage
- 21+ environment throughout the train, with specialty cocktails.
- Innovative party programming that brings stars and fans together in smaller, more extraordinary settings.
What is so special about The Cosplay Train Express is that each train car is devoted to a different theme. While on the way to San Diego Comic-Con, special events will take place aboard the train and fans can choose from four immersive experiences.
The Wizard Express
“Pack your wand and enter our magical universe, where you can act out your dreams of being a student wizard on board our fairytale mystical train.”
Sci-Fi Universe Lounge
“You’re a former galactic war veteran who has just received a commission of a brand new ship, now it’s critical that you select a crew from the dozens of fellow “Railers’ on board the Cosplay Train Express.”
TRAXX Celebrity Lounge
“After a few selfies to share with your own universe, you’re then introduced to a VIP Guest who shares intimate behind the scenes stories from some of your favorite TV Shows and Movie franchises, all in an intimate Q&A setting.”
Heroes vs Villains Lounge
“Immerse yourself in our world of superheroes & villains. Learn what it takes to be a true superhero by testing your abilities in games of skill and memory, and maybe even gain an extra superpower or two along the way!”
There is also the possibility of a Golden Rail pass. Think of it as an all-access pass with additional incentives you won’t get anywhere else such as, the red carpet treatment, special swag items, cosplay meet and greet, and a celebrity Q&A just for you.
Fans won’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to travel to San Diego Comic-Con with celebrities and world-class cosplayers. The Cosplay Train Express departs from Los Angeles daily, and tickets are on sale now.
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[Image via Angry Goat Productions]