Christmas, at least the TV movie version, is coming to the Kansas City area in June.
Christmas Con will give fans of the must-have holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel (and now, seemingly everywhere else) a chance to get up close to the stars for whom the holiday spirit and lost loves are always just around the corner.
The event is scheduled for June 9-11 at the Overland Park Convention Center.
Celebrities scheduled to attend the event include Jonathan Bennett, Andrew Walker, Jen Lilley, Cameron Mathison, Taylor Cole and Melissa Joan Hart (who has moved on from “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” to holiday films), according to a promotional website .
“We’ve been constantly asked to bring Christmas Con to the Midwest, and what better place to host a Christmas convention than the birthplace of Hallmark, Kansas City,” convention founders Christina Figliolia and Liliana Kligman told the magazine. People in a press release.
Hallmark Cards Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, is the parent company of Hallmark Media. The unit, which operates Hallmark Channel and other cable and streaming outlets, has transformed holiday movies from a tight rotation played once a year to a franchise played for months close to the holiday season and well into the summer .
Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal.