All Star Comic Con Plans Holiday Party to Help Boy Scout Troop

All Star Comic Con Plans Holiday Party to Help Boy Scout Troop

All Star Comic Con in Ashburn is planning a Holiday Party Dec. 12 to help a Northern Virginia Boy Scout troop.

The party, scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ashburn Pub, will have a special meaning as the All Star Comic Con convention founders will dedicate the day and evening to Star Wars Days, a Star Wars-themed weekend organized annually by Boy Scout Troop 501 that was forced to cancel two days prior to its opening due to scheduling conflicts with its host facility.

All Star Con co-founder Kevin Bednarz said 10 percent of all food sales throughout the day at the Ashburn Pub will be donated to Star Wars Days to help Troops 501 replace the lost revenue due to the cancellation. The food sale special is available the entire day to include anyone who wants to give and cannot attend the party that evening.

The party also will feature raffle prizes, with 100 percent of the proceeds  going to the event. Raffle items include gift cards, artwork, collectibles, toys, and more to raffle. Brandon Pyle of the newly formed Capitol Cosplay League has donated signed Washington Capital hockey pucks, Washington Wizards jerseys and four suite tickets to the Feb. 5 Capitals game versus the Vancouver Canucks in support of this effort.

Actor, podcaster and reality television show personality Ming Chen of AMC’s Comic Book Men will be the special event host for the evening.

“I’ve attended every Star Wars Days,” All Star Con co-founder Michael McNutt said. “It was a great event that my children loved attending and looked forward to. Justin (Youtz, the event organizer) has been a great supporter of All Star Con, and when we heard about the cancellation, we immediately felt that we needed to do something to show him and his scouts that we’re here for them.”

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