Starrcast

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Starrcast
StatusActive
GenreProfessional wrestling
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated2018
Organized byConrad Thompson[1]
Filing statusCorporate
SponsorBluechew[2]
Box of Gimmicks[2]
Buffalo Wild Wings
Brand New House[2]
C2E2[2]
Cultural Counsel[2]
Edward Jones[2]
Iconic Ivey[2]
Pro Wrestling Tees[2]
Websitestarrcast.com

Starrcast[3] is a professional wrestling fan convention promoted by Conrad Thompson. The event typically runs for four days— from Thursday to Sunday – and features wrestlers, wrestling personalities and podcast hosts,[4][5] interviews, fan activities, and meet-and-greets.[6]

History

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Thompson originally had the idea of a fan convention during the NWA Legends Fanfest in 2017, but it was cancelled.[7] Later in December, Thompson pitched the idea to Cody Rhodes (one of the founders of AEW) and was intrigued by the idea of a wrestling podcast convention.[7] After some talks, Thompson emailed him the itinerary and Cody told Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson (two-thirds of the founders of All In) and he told Thompson they liked it.[7] The event would be compared to WrestleCon that is held during WrestleMania weekend.[7]

In March 2018, following the announcement of All In,[8] to coincide with the event, Thompson announced he would hold the Starrcast,[7][9] a fan convention which would feature numerous wrestlers, wrestling personalities and podcast personalities.[4][5][10]

On August 29, the full schedule for Starrcast was released.[11] The event, held August 30 to September 2, was produced by Global Force Entertainment (GFW) on FITE TV.[12]

In January 2019 it was announced that Starrcast would return in conjunction with All Elite Wrestling's Double or Nothing event in Las Vegas, Nevada.[13]

The 2022 Starrcast was held in conjunction with WWE's SummerSlam in Nashville, Tennessee, with the event built around Ric Flair's Last Match.[14]

Dates and venues

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No Date Location Venue Ref
I August 30, 2018 - September 2, 2018 Schaumburg, Illinois Hyatt Regency Chicago [15]
II May 23, 2019 - May 26, 2019 Paradise, Nevada Caesars Palace [16]
III August 29, 2019 - September 1, 2019 Schaumburg, Illinois Hyatt Regency Chicago [17]
IV November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland Crowne Plaza [18]
V July 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Fairgrounds [19]
VI September 1, 2023 - September 3, 2023 Schaumburg, Illinois Hyatt Regency Chicago [20]
Downunder (VII) April 11, 2024 - April 14, 2024 Ballarat, Victoria Various Venues [21]

Notable guests

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Mark Cuban explains why he bet big on NJPW". Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Starrcast.com". Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "4-day wresting podcast convention coming to Hyatt Regency Schaumburg". 20 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b Carey, Ian (May 11, 2018). "Macaulay Culkin, DDP, and Others Announced For Starrcast". Archived from the original on 2018-05-17. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "HOME". www.starrcast.com. Archived from the original on 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  6. ^ Fite.TV (July 9, 2018). "FITE schedule for STARRCAST online viewing announced". Fite.TV. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e Raimondi, Marc (May 16, 2018). "Conrad Thompson talks running Starrcast, the success of All In, a surprise at the Bruce Prichard roast and more". Cageside Seats. Archived from the original on 2018-05-16. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "ROH WAR OF THE WORLDS LONDON RESULTS: BULLET CLUB VS. LIJ". F4wonline. August 19, 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Conrad Thompson Explains How Starrcast Came To Be, Pitching The Idea To Cody - Fightful Wrestling". www.fightful.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  10. ^ Keller, Wade (May 12, 2018). "Big Summer Events Announced, how to get tickets to All In, Starrcast '18 mega-podcast event, Punk meet and greet, Tragos/Thesz annual HOF weekend, MLW Fusion taping in NY". Pwtorch. Archived from the original on 2018-05-15. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Johnson, Mike (August 29, 2018). "COMPLETE STARRCAST SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEKEND ON FITE.TV". Pro Wrestling Insider. Archived from the original on 2018-08-30. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "STARRCAST TO AIR LIVE ON FITE.TV - PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com. Archived from the original on 2018-07-10. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  13. ^ #StarrcastOnFITE (8 January 2019). "#Starrcast2 is coming to #LasVegas — Discounts and details available at — keep an eye on your email — New shirts available at @BoxOfGimmicks and @PWTees".
  14. ^ "Ric Flair Recalls How 'Last Match' Came About". Wrestling Inc. June 24, 2022. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  15. ^ Satin, Ryan (July 8, 2018). "Starrcast Events Will Be Streamed Live On FITE". Pro Wrestling Sheet. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  16. ^ #StarrcastOnFITE (8 January 2019). "#Starrcast2 is coming to #LasVegas — Discounts and details available at — keep an eye on your email — New shirts available at @BoxOfGimmicks and @PWTees".
  17. ^ "Hotels - STARRCAST III". STARRCAST III.
  18. ^ "Hotels - STARRCAST IV". STARRCAST IV.
  19. ^ Barrasso, Justin (May 13, 2022). "Wrestling Fan Fest 'Starrcast' Returns for 'SummerSlam' Weekend". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  20. ^ Sapp, Sean Ross (June 28, 2023). "Starrcast VI Set To Take Place In Chicago During AEW All Out Weekend". Fightful. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  21. ^ "VISIT VICTORIA & OPW TEAM UP IN BALLARAT FOR STARRCAST DOWNUNDER EVENT". Oceania Pro Wrestling. December 1, 2023. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
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