Pedicino, Blackstone to host Atlanta’s 1st NWA Fanfest
Jul 20, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Joe Pedicino, Boni Blackstone To Host Atlanta’s First-Ever NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest!
Boni Blackstone and Joe PedicinoIn two weeks, longtime Atlanta TV wrestling personalities Joe Pedicino and Boni Blackstone will join more than 100 of wrestling’s greatest heroes and villains, and fans from all over the world, at Atlanta’s first-ever NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend.
For three days and four nights – Thursday through Sunday, August 4-7 – throngs of wrestling fans will converge on Atlanta’s Airport Marriott hotel for a weekend reunion featuring autograph signings, photo opportunities, question-and-answer sessions and yes, even live wrestling matches!
Dozens of stars from the glory days of Georgia Championship Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance will take part in the tenth annual gathering that’s coming to Atlanta for the first time this year. Ole Anderson, The Assassin, Mr. Wrestling II, Steve O,”Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase, “Doctor D” David Schultz, “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas, Killer Tim Brooks, The Masked Superstar, Dory Funk Jr., Terry Funk,”Continental Lover” Eddie Mansfield, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, Nick Bockwinkel,Harley Race, Joyce Grable, Judy Martin, Leilani Kai, Thunderbolt Patterson,Ron Simmons, Gypsy Joe, Stan “The Lariat” Hansen, Teddy Long, “Hands of Stone” Ron Garvin, “Outlaw” Ron Bass, Buddy Colt, Scrappy McGowan,Moondog Rex, Tully Blanchard, “The Perfect 10″ Baby Doll, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Big Mama, Lars Anderson, “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff, James J. Dillon, The Mongolian Stomper, “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, “The Universal Hearthrob” Austin Idol, Pat Rose and Randy Rose are 40 featured guests that will be reuniting with former rivals, signing autographs, taking photos with fans and creating new memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime!
Each featured guest is scheduled to take photos with fans at least once (sometimes more,) during the weekend. For a nominal fee, we’ll take your photo, process it –even get it autographed for free! — and return to you a beautiful, one-of-a-kind 8″ x 10″ autographed photo of you and your favorite wrestling heroes! There will be individual photo ops with each of the featured guests, as well as some rare, group photo ops available.
Each featured guest is also scheduled to sign autographs for fans at least once during the weekend. Those with VIP “All Access” Passes are allowed to get two autographs from each featured guest at our Autograph Stage.
VIP “All Access” Passes are on sale now! These get you early admission each day, first access to the Autograph Stage and photo booths, exclusive admission to revealing Question-and-Answer sessions, and a free ringside seat to Saturday night’s wrestling matches! Throw in a free souvenir t-shirt and a “All Access” neck lanyard and you have the VIP hookup!
Your purchase helps support our efforts to celebrate the rich tradition of wrestling in Georgia and to honor the heroes of wrestling’s past and present. Thanks for being part of a truly special weekend. Most folks will tell you it’s a remarkable reunion.
Should you have any questions or comments to share, please feel free to email us at NWALegends@aol.com
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!