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Why have we chosen to put this news under Our Cup O’ Tea? Only because we’re talking about the best-loved faux cock-er-knee of all time, the legendary Dick Van Dyke, who has been announced as the last Special Guest on the docket for Phoenix Comicon 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend, Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th May 2017, at the Hyatt Regency).

Dick. Van. Friggin’. Dyke! The man’s a gorram ledge! Gercha!

Mr. Chim-Chiree himself joins an already stellar line-up at PHXCC, including the likes of JENNA COLEMAN and ARTHUR DARVILL (DOCTOR WHO), Michael Rosenbaum (SMALLVILLE), CHARLIE COX (DAREDEVIL), Ming-Na Wen (MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.), Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang (STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE), and BONNIE WRIGHT (HARRY POTTER). Ooh, that’s a fair ol’ number of Brits in there, we may just have a legitimate reason for the Our Cup O’ Tea tag after all.

If you’re in the vicinity at the end of next month and interested in attending the show, you best get a shufty on – they have a special price on tickets at the moment, with the prices going up as of this Monday. And, with this news alone, you can expect tickets to be selling like hot cross buns. No, I’m not being facetious. It’s Dick Van Bleedin’ Dyke, for heavens sake!

Check out all the information on the con at their website, as well as their social media – Twitter and Facebook. And tickets can be bought from here – get stuck in!

From the Pheonix Comicon press release:



There probably aren’t words to describe how we feel about our final media guest announcement… On the contrary, there’s a very good word. Super-cali-fragi-listic-expiali-docious!

In his first official Comicon experience, please welcome to Phoenix Comicon: Dick Van Dyke! Mr. Van Dyke is an award-winning actor and a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He is known for his role as Rob Petrie on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW and as Bert/Mr. Dawes Sr. in MARRY POPPINS. Van Dyke is well known for many of his musical roles in movies such as BYE BYE BIRDIE, and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.

Van Dyke has also appeared in other popular movies such as DICK TRACY, CURIOUS GEORGE, and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM; he also starred in DIAGNOSIS MURDER. Recipient of five Primetime Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy Award, Dick Van Dyke was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995. He received the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award, in 2013. Van Dyke has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard and has also been recognized as a Disney Legend.

Dick Van Dyke will be appearing at Phoenix Comicon on Saturday, May 27th. Be sure to get your photo ops and autographs early:“Good luck will rub off when he shakes hand with you!”

Get your passes now and join us for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious weekend!


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