from the official press release . . . .
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 29, 2014 - The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to welcome Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, as the host of the Baltimore Comic-Con/StylinOnline.com Costume Contest! Hodgson will also be joined onstage by comedian Matt McGinnis.
Joel Hodgson is best known for creating the Peabody Award-winning movie-riffing sci-fi series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was also the host of the series for the first 100 episodes. Joel started out in show business as a stand-up comedian and appeared on HBO's Young Comedians Special as well as the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and NBC's Saturday Night Live. Joel currently does the voice of "Mayor Dewey" on Cartoon Network's Steven Universe. Joel recently completed six years of touring with the original cast of MST3K in Cinematic Titanic.
In addition to the hosting the costume contest, Hodgson will also have a Spotlight Panel Saturday from 11:00-12:00 in the Ballroom. He will be at the Baltimore Comic-Con all three days, signing autographs and taking photos with fans.
"We are very happy to have Joel Hodgson join us in Baltimore," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Mystery Science Theater 3000 has entertained thousands of viewers and has become a huge part of popular culture. MST3K fans are sure to be excited by this news."
The Baltimore Comic-Con/StylinOnline.com Costume Contest is on Sunday, September 7th, beginning at 1:00pm.
The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi's Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention's website.