Office Convention just days away

Featured — By on October 19, 2007 at 8:04 pm

The Electric City will pay tribute to the hit comedy that has brought Scranton into the homes of millions with the first-ever Office Convention weekend on Oct. 26-28. Why not Rediscover Scranton for yourself and see what the buzz is about?

The Today Show’s Al Roker will get the celebration started with a live broadcast from the University of Scranton on Friday, October 26, at 7:00 AM.

Stars of “The Office” along with writers and executive producer Greg Daniels will visit Scranton during the event. The current cast list slated to take part in the convention includes Leslie David Baker (Stanley), Brian Baumgartner (Kevin), Creed Bratton (Creed), Andy Buckley (David Wallace from corporate), Kate Flannery (Meredith), Melora Hardin (Jan), Mindy Kaling (Kelly), Angela Kinsey (Angela), Paul Lieberstein (Toby), Oscar Nunez (Oscar), Craig Robinson (Darryl from the warehouse), Bobby Ray Shafer (Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration) and Phyllis Smith (Phyllis).

The weekend will feature a street festival with food, a performance by The Scrantones, local vendors selling Scranton-related merchandise, the NBC Store, Office Olympics and two open-air stages offering a wide assortment of live entertainment.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is conducting a Dunder Mifflin Uncommon Stockholder’s Meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 PM at The Mall at Steamtown. Attendees at the Dunder Mifflin Uncommon Stockholder’s Meeting will receive a free, numbered, limited edition, Dunder Mifflin uncommon stock certificate.

Other attractions include: continuous episodes of “The Office” playing in theaters throughout downtown Scranton; favorite character Halloween party; wardrobe display featuring a sampling of outfits worn by the cast; and downtown guided trolley tours of Scranton sights.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.theofficeconvention.com.

The Scranton Plan, the industrial marketing arm of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and community leaders launched Rediscover Scranton to promote and strengthen greater Scranton’s quality of life and business assets. Through Rediscover Scranton, volunteers are identifying and contacting accomplished people with ties to greater Scranton, informing them about economic, quality of living, and growth opportunities, and encouraging them to relocate their businesses and families to the area. For more information visit www.rediscoverscranton.com.

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