A “Sopranos”-themed festival, SopranosCon, is coming to New Jersey and will include food, art, performances and special appearances by cast members.
Dubbed “‘Sopranos’ meets Comic-Con” by super-fan organizers, the interactive convention is modeled after the show’s “Feast of St. Elzéar” to celebrate the show and showcase “Italian culture” in Jersey.
SopranosCon will include vendors featured on the show including Holsten’s, the ice cream shop setting of the infamous series finale, and Brooklyn Pizza Crew.
In true “Sopranos” fashion, the official after-party will be held at Scores in New York City, an ode to the show’s infamous strip joint, Bada Bing.
Organizers say more than 20 former cast members will be in attendance including Tony Sirico (Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri), Dominic Chianese (Corrado “Junior” Soprano), Vincent Pastore (Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero) and more. A horse named Goldee, who played Tony Soprano’s beloved Pie-O-My, will also be at the festival.
The two-day event will be held Nov. 23 and 24 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus. Tickets start at $50 for “Soldiers,” and VIP packages, dubbed “Boss” and “The Stugots,” run as high as $750.