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Your Complete Guide to the 2012 NJ Kiss Expo

Attention Kiss fans! You wanted the best, you got the best! Well, sort of. The 2012 Kiss Expo is coming to NJ this weekend and we’ve got all your details right here.The Kiss Expo is a great event for the fans of the legendary band to come and celebrate the band’s 40 year history. This year it is taking place on Saturday September 8th from 12-8pm at the NJ and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center in Edison.

The 2012 NJ/NY Kiss Expo is this weekend
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NJ Convention and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center

97 Sunfield Avenue Edison, NJ 08837

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Tickets range from $20 for general admission to $250 for a multiple all-access pass.

A personal VIP meet-and-greet packageĀ  with Kiss’ former drummer Peter Criss is available for $275.

You can order tickets by clicking here.


If you are a vendor and want a table at the expo, you can find out more information by clicking here.


Schedule (subject to change)


9am – DOUBLE Platinum VIP ticket holders enter


11am – Gold and Platinum VIP ticket holders enter


12pm – 2012 KISS EXPO begins …ALL ticket holders enter


12:30pm – Peter Criss Starts VIP signing


2pm – Dylan, the 9 year old Peter Criss impersonator performs


3pm – Panel with JR Smalling, Ken Kelly and Len Delessio


4pm – Costume contest with Peter Criss judging!


4:45pm – Raffle ticket numbers drawn for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes!


5pm – Bruce Kulick and Bob Kulick question and answer session


Scheduled Guests


Kiss Drummer Peter Criss – One of the founding members of Kiss will be on hand for one of the very last times at any autograph events. If you’re a Kiss fan and have never met the “Catman” now is your chance!


Bruce Kulick– Kiss’ former guitarist on albums such as Asylum, Crazy Nights, Hot in the Shade, Revenge and Carnival of Souls, will be on hand for a Q&A session along with taking photos and signing autographs.


Bob Kulick – The brother of Bruce Kulick, Bob has been involved with Kiss for many years including being featured as a studio guitarist on more than one Kiss album.


Other Featured Guests

Ken Kelly – Ken is the mastermind behind the artwork for such legendary Kiss albums as Destroyer and Love Gun.


JR Smalling – The legendary introductory voice on the Alive album.


Len Delessio – This will be Len’s first time at the Kiss Expo. Len was the photographer for the band in the early 70’s.


Kiss Costumes

Do you think you can look like a spitting image of one of the band members? There will be a Kiss costume contest for both both adults and the kids. Peter Criss will be the guest celebrity judge.

Click here to read all the rules and information on the Kiss Costume contest.


Have you been to the Kiss Expo in the past? Share your stories and memories below.


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