Christmas Con Founders Liliana Kligman and Christina Figliolia Talk about Their Love of the Holidays, Hallmark Movies and their other conventions.
During Christmas Con 2022 in Pasadena, CA we spoke with founders Liliana Kligman and Christina Figliolia talking about the holidays, their favorite movies, the Genesis of Christmas Con and 90s Con.
Christmas Con Pasadena was originally schedule for August, 2020, but we all remember quite well what happened that year, so after a two year delay, Christmas Con 2022 had arrived and did not disappoint. This was the West Coast trial run for Christmas Con as the one in New Jersey houses triple the attendees. Though, Pasadena will not be far behind next year as the expected growth will surely make Hallmark Christmas movie fans, and lovers of the holidays alike come out in droves to meet not only their favorite stars, but be cheery and bright.
Unlike several conventions I have attended in the past, Christmas Con not only had the holiday vibe and spirit, but each Hallmark notable guest was kind and engaging with their fans, from host Jonathan Bennett and headliner, Lacey Chebert, as well as the Jen Lilley, Jesse Hutch and so many others. In fact, the only thing really missing was the hot chocolate, but Pasadena in August, it was okay that the warm drinks went missing in 95 degree weather.
All this is a testament to not only the professionalism but also the friendship between Kligman and Figliolia, who have put together two larger Christmas Con events in New Jersey, but also 90s Con in Connecticut. Word has it, that 90s Con has been requested to have secondary events in Florida as well as here in California and we couldn’t be more excited for that possibility.
Kligman and Figliolia are already planning for Christmas Con 2023 in California the reaction of the attendees, it is understandable. Christmas Con is a generational event where grandparents and grandchildren came out to celebrate the love of the Christmas season and their favorite films with their favorite actors.
Christmas Con will return to New Jersey December 9, 10 & 11, 2022 New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ, and next summer here in California.