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Tommy Cutlets, ‘Sopranos’, ‘Godfather’, WWE Stars At Paisan Con

Fuhgettaboutit! Actually...don't, because this is really cool! New Jersey’s First Italian Pop Culture Convention, Paisan Con is debuting in Fairfield this April! What is being touted as "a celebration that aims to encapsulate the richness of Italian culture" is slated to fill the halls of the Double Tree on April 13-14th. It promises "an immersive fusion of Italian-American luminaries spanning the realms of entertainment, sports, arts, and culinary art. The Guest List The guest list is probably the most important part of any pop culture convention. So far, Paisan Con has invited some heavy hitters. Some Guests so far include: Kathrine Narducci: Sopranos Federico Castelluccio: Sopranos ("You Got a Bee On A You Hat") William Forsythe: Boardwalk Empire, Dick Tracy, Gotti Gianni Russo: The Godfather Baseball Legend, John Franco: New York Mets Tommy "Cutlets" DeVito: New York Giants Quarterback Fans of wrestling will likely know Enzo Amore, who was just recently added to the guest list. Born in Hackensack, Enzo would eventually make is way to WWE where he became a Two-Time Cruiserweight Champion of the 205 Live Brand. For the soccer fans, making a special, rare public appearance at the convention is Giuseppe Rossi! Rossi spent the majority of his career with Villarreal and Fiorentina. Note that Rossi will only be in attendance for the Saturday show.  [caption id="attachment_119519" align="aligncenter" width="385"] FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 27: Giuseppe Rossi of Italy sign autographs for fan after a training session at Coverciano on May 27, 2014 in Florence, Italy.[/caption] In addition to those listed, Paisan Con assured fans that more guests will be announced in the coming weeks. The full celebrity list can be viewed HERE. What Else Can You Do at Paisan Con? If waiting in line for an autograph isn't your thing, how about food? In addition to purchasing a ticket, Paisan Con is offering three different delicious add-ons. First, you can buy entry into a pasta-eating contest! Mamma-mia! Or, you can buy your way onto a judging panel for either a Meatball competition. Finally, and probably the most important of all, is it gravy or sauce? You be the judge! Literally! You can buy an entry into the Gravy Vs Sauce contest.  All this delicious food, in addition to unique vendors, art galleries and so much more! Tickets are available for single or two-day passes, as well as VIP. Further ticket information can be found HERE.