Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show!

THE 5TH ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW BRINGS TOP TRAVEL EXPERTS, THOUSANDS OF VACATION OPTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE
TO THE PA CONVENTION CENTER THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY

 

Celebrity Speakers Include Travel Personalities Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg,
Andrew McCarthy, Rudy Maxa and Patricia Schultz

 

U.S. State Department Accepting On-Site Passport Applications; Attendees Applying
for Passports Get in Free

 

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The 5th Annual Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show, Philadelphia’s only major consumer travel event, will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on March 9-10, 2019.  Visitors will be part of an exciting travel and cultural marketplace, sharing a taste of international and local travel, authentic cultural entertainment, educational content as well as thousands of dollars in show-only travel deals. Included in the price of admission is Federal Row, where the US State Department and Passport Agency will be accepting new passport applications, renewing passports, and even taking passport photos on site.

Located at PA Convention Center (Hall D), the Travel & Adventure Show will feature hundreds of travel experts from around the planet, must-have travel products and gadgets, engaging speakers and fun suitable for the whole family. With a new motion thrill ride, to the Outer Banks, NC “Green Screen” photo booth, and the Camp Cody S’mores Station, all activities are family friendly.

“This is the largest travel show in the Philadelphia metro-area and is like a mini-world vacation in and of itself,” said Unicomm CEO, John Golicz. “Philadelphia-area residents who love to travel come to the event to tour the global sights and sounds, receive educational content during hands-on seminars, as well as become inspired to take their next trip from experts from around the globe.”

Travel Celebrity Line-up – 

  • Andrew McCarthy, Award-Winning Writer, Actor, and Director will take you through his personal journey and give you tips on how to look at the world through a different lens.

  • Beat the hotel and airline companies at their own game with a fascinating presentation from Peter Greenberg, Emmy-Award Winning Investigative Reporter / Producer and CBS News Travel Editor.

  • New York Times Bestselling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Patricia Schultz, will take you around the world at hidden gems to add to your bucket list.

  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com, will be on hand to tell you how to spend less and see more on your next vacation.

  • Learn about the secrets that travel experts never tell you from Rudy Maxa with Award-Winning Travel Journalist, Travel Expert, Radio & TV Host.

 

  • Jack Maxwell, Host of Booze Traveler on the Travel Channel and the podcast, “I Don’t Drink Alone” will be discussing celebrating cultures through the lens of the cocktail glass.

 

Savvy Traveler Theater Provides Tips to Travel Smarter

Travel experts will cover a range of topics at the Savvy Traveler Theater, including how to travel safer and cheaper, how to maximize reward points, packing tips and other travel hacks designed to maximize the travel experience.

Discover the World at the Destination Theater

Local destination experts will help attendees plan, personalize and book their next vacations while sharing their inside knowledge in workshops right on the show floor. From New Hampshire to Italy to the Caribbean and countless local drive destinations, visitors will learn how to travel like a local at these half hour sessions.

Experience Music and Dance from Around the World

Featuring cultural performances from around the globe, the Global Beats Theater invite visitors to enjoy authentic cultural music and dance presentations with more than 20 sessions throughout the weekend.

The Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show will take place March 9th and 10th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall D. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: PHPR19 or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit  http://www.travelshows.com/philadelphia

 

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Farewell Stan Lee

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Today, Marvel Comics and The Walt Disney Company pause and reflect with great sadness on the passing of Marvel Chairman Emeritus, Stan Lee. With a heavy heart, we share our deepest condolences with his daughter and brother, and we honor and remember the creator, voice and champion of Marvel Comics.

“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created.  A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect.  The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart,” said Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company.

Stanley Martin Lieber, aka Stan Lee, loved the written word from an early age, and wanted to craft stories like those in his favorite books and films, which he consumed voraciously. From a simple upbringing in the teeming landscape of Manhattan, young Stanley worked his way through a succession of jobs until the day he found himself an assistant at a comic book publishing company—Timely Comics.

In between refilling artists’ inkwells, erasing pencil lines from comic pages and fetching an untold number of lunches, Stanley expressed his desire to write and create tales of his own; in the May 1941 issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #3, he got his wish. Readers would find a prose story in that issue, “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge,” sporting the byline of “Stan Lee.” A star was born.

As Stan’s roles and tenure with Timely Comics grew and evolved, so did the company itself. With Stan at its helm, Timely Comics morphed first into Atlas Comics and then into the name that would catapult it into legend and forever be synonymous with Stan Lee: Marvel Comics.

As Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, Stan “The Man” Lee made his voice the voice of the stories themselves. Writing virtually every Marvel title and working with such luminaries as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan and John Romita, Stan began building a universe of interlocking continuity, one where fans felt as if they could turn a street corner and run into a Super Hero. A rich collection of characters grew out of his nonstop plotting sessions with his artists, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, and more. Today, it would be almost impossible to find a corner of the Marvel Universe that Stan didn’t have a hand in.

Marvel fans found a friend in Stan Lee. He introduced the famous “Stan’s Soapbox” to speak directly to his readers, reaching a personal level rarely seen in comics of the day. Always pushing for new ways of creating comics, Stan also inaugurated the “Marvel method” of plotting and art, creating some of the most iconic stories in the industry to this day.

When something mattered to Stan, you felt it in his words, whether in an editorial or in the stories themselves. With passion for the medium, he helped refine and reform the Comics Code Authority and addressed hot-button issues like discrimination, drugs and intolerance.

Stan stepped up from his position as Editor-in-Chief in 1972 to tackle the role of Publisher at Marvel Comics, and while a strong succession of writers followed in his wake, his spirit and voice remained throughout the adventures that followed. His outspoken love for comics even extended to a series of college campus talks; given any chance to educate and illuminate on the industry, he took it. An entire generation of young readers expanded and strengthened their vocabulary and knowledge through Stan’s stories.

In later years, Stan took on new projects of his own outside of Marvel, but always kept one eye on the universe he created, watching with pride as it continued to grow and expand. Stan worked tirelessly to promote Marvel properties and characters to the film industry, and his spunky cameos in Marvel films and television series became an important part of his legacy.
Over the years, Stan was widely recognized for his remarkable accomplishments, receiving the National Medal of Arts, being inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame and being named a Disney Legend. He continued to work, write and enjoy life and creativity every day—and the world is better for it.

Marvel and the entire The Walt Disney Company salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer their undying gratitude for his accomplishments within their halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there.

Please join us today in remembering Stan “The Man” Lee.

 

 

*Information and Photo from the Disney Parks Blog