Thanks to Pope Francis, the Philadelphia region has received its fair share of international attention in the past year. It will continue this month when the Democratic National Convention comes to town. Looming large in all of this is Drexel Hillnative John J. McNichol.
The Democratic National Convention this July is expected to attract more than 50,000 people to the Philadelphia region for the four-day event.
Wizard World Comic Con drew tens of thousands of fans, many of them in costume as a wide range of comic-book and anime characters. After waiting in lines, attendees arrived excited for photo-ops with celebrities, rows of comic-themed merchandise, costume contests, and more.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) has launched a "Green Team" to complement its existing core of sustainability programs.
Pop culture fans will be able to meet their heroes at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia that gets underway Thursday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Jason David Frank, who played Tommy, the Green Ranger, from the Power Rangers television show, is among dozens of celebrities in town. He will be at Comic Con all four days, posing for pictures with fans and signing autographs.
Pennsylvania Convention Center officials will name the facility's multipurpose theater after the former mayor of Philadelphia, whose second term ended in January. The center repurposed Room 114, a former lecture hall at the southeast corner of 13th and Race Streets, to make way for the Michael A. Nutter Theatre.
Since the Pennsylvania Convention Center opened, downtown hotel rooms have doubled in number, while hospitality, leisure, and entertainment employment growth outpaced the region and nation.
After two big events in Philadelphia last weekend, the NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional and the ASICS Northeast Qualifier Volleyball tournament, Center City hotels experienced record-breaking occupancy over Easter Weekend, topping out at 95 percent.
While pics near the Rocky statue after you run up the Art Museum's steps or of a cheesesteak in South Philly will generate the most interest on your social media feeds, if you want to quietly take in Philly’s cobblestone charm, stroll around the historic district.
Teenage girls from all over the country are in Philadelphia for a qualifying volleyball tournament. The sound of more than 470 teams playing volleyball on 68 court inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center was deafening. The girls compete March 18-20 and again March 25-27.