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FORCE-CON 2022  3-Day VIP Experience and "Opening Night" Event

FORCE-CON 2022 3-Day VIP Experience and "Opening Night" Event

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First-ever 3-Day Military Superhero Convention revolving around the Purple Foxes United story dedicated to POW/MIA of the Vietnam War

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Join us for the inaugural 3-day military convention and Art Festival involving action/adventure, animation, film, comics and literary works hosted by Force-Con 2022. The event is inspired by the POW/MIA historical fiction story, “Purple Foxes United,” which involves female heroines who join together to save their brothers in arms. Many of the characters highlighted in the project are based on our real-life heroes and Honor Flight San Diego alumni veterans.

Ticket options include: a ticket for the 3-day VIP experience, or Opening Night at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, or donate to the event and help sponsor a veteran.

3-Day VIP experience includes 1 ticket to FORCE-CON 2022 opening night, "gala-style" FLIGHT costume themed or military uniform, 1 VIP seat on the beach for Airborne Operations, 1 entry to "Remember the Fallen" interactive art piece created by our featured artist Joe Pisano and VIP seat at the Art Festival and "Meet the Heroes" program.

DAY 1 - Friday, September 23, 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. FORCE-CON 2022 "Opening Night" Red-Carpet event, Honor Flight San Diego and D-Day Squadron Fundraising Gala at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. FLIGHT THEMED ATTIRE ENCOURAGED & GREATLY APPRECIATED! Military Uniforms welcome.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum will host a special presentation of “Into Flight Once More” to benefit the D-Day Squadron and Honor Flight San Diego. The documentary highlights the D-Day Squadron and their courageous 2019 mission to cross the Atlantic for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day -an amazing feat to participate and celebrate the end of WWII in Normandy, France. The film is narrated by Academy Award nominated actor and veteran advocate Gary Sinise. Introduction trailers will include the Legends of Carrier Aviation (produced by the Tailhook Association & Speed & Angels Productions), The League of Wives and The Monument of Tolerance (produced by Beyond the Call). Many of the aviation Legends will be in attendance to celebrate 100 years of carrier aviation.

A Film Panel will follow with the D-Day Squadron crew members, and 100-year-young WWII paratrooper Tom Rice who dropped on the same drop zone as he did on D-Day for the 75th Anniversary commemoration ceremony.

View the "Into Flight Once More Film Trailer at: https://ddaysquadron.org/our-film/

Event Timeline:

6:00 p.m. Red-Carpet Experience - FLIGHT THEMED

6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Happy Hour, heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Entertainment will be performed by the sensational "Sweethearts of Swing"

6:45 p.m. Welcome Guests, Introduction to Force-Con 2022 by, CEO/Founder CJ Machado

7:00 p.m. Honor Flight San Diego presentation

7:15 p.m. CAPT Gregory "Chaser" Keithley, USN, Ret. - Executive Director of the Tailhook Association welcomes guests and introduction trailers

7:30 p.m. Introduction Trailers including the Legends of Carrier Aviation, League of Wives, Monument of Tolerance

7:45 p.m. "Into Flight Once More" Feature Film

9:00 p.m. Film Panel

9:30 p.m. Special award presentation with Force-Con 2022's opening night's featured artist, Ruben Chato

10:00 p.m. Party Ends

Flight dress is strongly encouraged; Anything related to flight; wings, flight suits, flight jackets, rotary contraptions, etc. We will have media presence and our designated photographers and film team capturing the VIP's and distinguished guest (YOU) on the Red-Carpet.

DAY 2 - Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Airborne Operations, Hotel del Coronado (North Beach)

On Saturday, the iconic Hotel del Coronado will host the largest flyover of vintage DC-3’s part of the D-Day Squadron that served in WWII, among other monumental campaigns. Elite parachutists from across the globe will jump onto the beaches of Coronado with Wounded Warriors, POW Vietnam vets and WWII veterans. One of the last "Battered Bastards of the Battle of the Bulge," Vincent J. Speranza will jump with the All Veteran Group President Mike Elliot who has jumped President George H.W. Bush on three occasions.

Event Timeline:

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Entertainment performed by the sensational "Sweethearts of Swing"

10:30 a.m. Color Guard presentation and Pledge of Allegiance

10:45 a.m. National Anthem sung by Katleen Dugas with the "Sweethearts of Swing"

11:00 a.m. (pending weather) Airborne Operations and drops

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m Stage presentations with U.S. Army, 4 Colonels of Carentan, Pee Wee's Monument...Airborne! All the Way!

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. "Sweethearts of Swing" closes the program

DAY 3 - Sunday, September 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., "Remember the Fallen" interactive art piece, Art Festival and "Meet the Heroes" Presentation at Liberty Station (Ingram Plaza).

On Sunday, there will be a community interactive "Remember the Fallen" art piece, followed by an Art Festival and “Meet the Heroes” presentation. Our featured artist and United States Navy Chief Petty Officer Joe Pisano will unveil one of his seven panels, “The Art of Immortalizing Heroes.” Pisano has also created the interactive artwork that will be auctioned in support of Honor Flight San Diego.

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Art Festival and keynote speaker, U.S. Army "Battle of the Bulge" paratrooper Vincent J. Speranza will enthrall the audience with his war stories of combat and liberation. Holocaust survivor and artist Tibor Spitz will follow with his wisdom on peace and love. A POW panel will conclude our program with honored guests WWII child POW Tom Crosby, Vietnam War era POW and U.S. Navy aviation legend Lt. Willy Sharp, U.S. Air Force POW B-52 CAPT Bill Arcuri and Thud Pilot Colonel Victor Vizcarra.

Force-Con 2022 is expected to be the largest superhero military convention involving all service branches and art forms. World renowned artists, best-selling authors, epic gamers and award-winning filmmaker’s will all take part in this 3-Day First-Ever extravaganza!

***For corporate sponsorship or group sales, please contact CJ Machado at: Info@Force-Con.com or CJ@Force-Con.com or (858)735-8487***

To learn more about the event, visit: www.Force-Con.com

To follow on Facebook go to: @SuperheroMilitaryForcesUnite (i.e. Force-Con) or @operationcalltoservice

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