PAWMICON – COSPLAY FOR A CAUSE – RETURNS TO HAZARD CENTER! Helen Woodward Animal Center Orphan Pets Seek Superhero Adopters at 5th Annual Family-Friendly FREE Event…
As comic book enthusiasts prep the perfect costumes for this year’s Comic-Con Convention, local pets are busy creating their superhero “paws-tumes” for Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 5th Annual PAWmicon Convention. Now Extra! Extra!… Due to fan requests, the 2017 PAWmicon will be held one week prior to Comic-Con to allow attendees to take in both types of animated characters. The PAWmicon Convention will be held on Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Hazard Center located at 7610 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108.
With PAWmicon’s growing pup-ularity, Helen Woodward Animal Center expanded its 2016 Convention of Comical Characters to Hazard Center in Mission Valley, the “ultimate go-to destination” for movies, specialty shops and restaurants. The event was such a success, PAWmicon returns to Hazard Center this year, which is quickly gaining the reputation as the place-to-see the snuggliest superheroes in the city.
The family-friendly event will, once again, include carnival games, fun snack options and the all-important PAWSplay Contest for superheroes and their heroic dogs. Contest participants can dress up as a duo, or simply enter their pawsome pup. The Contest is $10 to enter, and entrants will receive a goodie bag (while supplies last).
Those who stop by to partake in the revelry may catch sight of such uniquely comical critters as “Bark Kent” (aka Superdog), “The PAW-nisher”, Woof Vader (from The Empire Barks Back), “Robb Bark” (from Game of Bones), “Boo” (from Pixar’s PAW-nsters Inc.) and “Woof-erine.” Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes.
While there, attendees are invited to enter opportunity drawings for Comic-themed prizes, dog-friendly goodies and incredible gifts from Blue Buffalo and the shops at Hazard Center. All funds raised will go to the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center.
IMPORTANT NOTE: With Hazard Center’s limited FREE parking, PAWmicon attendees will have no trouble pulling right up to the fun. The following week, Comic-Con attendees can take advantage of the free Lower Level parking where they can leave their cars (after 5 p.m. Thursday/Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday) before hopping on the adjacent trolley and heading straight downtown to the heart of the convention. And Hazard Center’s multiple restaurants provide great options for grabbing a bite before or after the festivities.
“We are so excited to bring our PAWmicon event back to Hazard Center,” said Helen Woodward Animal Center Vice President of Development Renee Resko. “It was the ideal location last year and really allowed animal-lovers from all over the city to join us and take part in celebrating the superheroes who adopt orphan pets. We can’t wait to do it again this year.”
“Last year’s PAWmicon was a howling success,” said Lisa Gualco, Hazard Center’s general manager. “Attendees and our tenants had a wonderful time supporting Helen Woodward Animal Center’s worthwhile programs that help orphan pets find loving homes. We’re thrilled to be hosting the event again.”
PAWmicon has one sole purpose – to draw the attention of potential adopters to perform a superhero action of their own and provide a lucky pet with a forever home.
To adopt one of our adorable, animated characters, or if you would like to make a donation, or would like more information, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at: 858-756-4117, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.
About Hazard Center
Hazard Center is the go-to destination shopping center in the heart of Mission Valley with some of the best dining, specialty shops and services offered in San Diego. Visitors appreciate Hazard Center’s central location, ample parking and easy accessibility, as well as iconic brands such as Barnes & Noble, UltraStar Cinemas, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Lakeshore, FedEx Office, Joe’s Crab Shack and Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. Its namesake, Roscoe E. Hazard, helped build San Diego and his tremendous loyalty to every project contributed to a better city. Whether it’s girls’ night, date night, office lunch or errands, Hazard Center has something for everyone. For more information, visit www.hazardcenter.com.