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Saturday-Sunday, March 9th and 10th, 2019 Penn Plaza Pavilion, New York, NY

Celebrity Guests

William Shatner

William Shatner is an actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series STAR TREK, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent STAR TREK feature films from 1979 to 1994. Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. HOOKER from 1982 to 1986. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series RESCUE 911 from 1989 to 1996, which won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He is currently the host of SHATNER’S RAW NERVE on The Biography Channel.

William Shatner

Star Trek, T.J. Hooker, Shatner's Raw Nerve

Saturday and Sunday (hours TBD)

Kathleen Turner

Missouri native and Hollywood Superstar Kathleen Turner is no stranger to the Cartoon and Sci-Fi worlds; she’s the voice of super-sultry Jessica Rabbit in Disney’s WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, TUMMY TROUBLE, ROLLER COASTER RABBIT, and TRAIL MIX-UP, and starred in the time-travel classic PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED. Action-Adventure fans love her in ROMANCING THE STONE, THE JEWEL OF THE NILE, and V.I. WARSHAWSKI, Crime-Noir fans dig BODY HEAT, CRIMES OF PASSION, and PRIZZI’S HONOR, and Kathleen was hilarious in THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS and SERIAL MOM. Among her numerous TV credits: NIP/TUCK, FRIENDS, CALIFORNICATION, THE PATH, and DOLLY PARTON’S HEARTSTINGS. Kathleen’s other Animation vocal credits include: THE SIMPSONS, KING OF THE HILL, and FAMILY GUY.

Kathleen Turner

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Romancing The Stone, Serial Mom

Sunday Only

Mike Colter

Born and raised in South Carolina, Mike Colter earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and then an MFA in acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Colter’s earliest screen work was in the series ER and THE PARKERS, and then a featured role in the Oscar-winning MILLION DOLLAR BABY. His later film work includes AND THEN CAME LOVE, MEN IN BLACK 3, and ZERO DARK THIRTY. A popular star on TV, Colter’s other roles included: three LAW & ORDER series, RINGER, THE GOOD WIFE, and AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Colter’s voice talent as Agent Locke in the Xbox One series HALO: NIGHTFALL and HALO 5: GUARDIANS gave him a whole new Video Games audience. In 2015 Colter was cast in his highest-profile role yet as the Marvel Super-Hero Luke Cage in the Netflix series JESSICA JONES, followed by two solo LUKE CAGE series and the team-up series THE DEFENDERS. Currently Mike can be seen in the films EXTINCTION and BREAKTHROUGH.

Mike Colter

Luke Cage, The Defenders, Million Dollar Baby

Saturday and Sunday

Brent Spiner

Hailing from Houston, Brent Spiner’s early roles in the films MY SWEET CHARLIE, RENT CONTROL and STARDUST MEMORIES led to an acclaimed career in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, most notably SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. After a recurring role on the series NIGHT COURT, Brent was cast as the iconic android Lieutenant Commander Data in the TV series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION for seven seasons, and the subsequent films GENERATIONS, FIRST CONTACT, INSURRECTION and NEMESIS. Brent also played several of Data’s relatives (usually in the same scene via special effects): his brothers Lore and B-4, his creator Noonien Soong, and then his ancestor Arik in the series STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. Brent’s versatility was on display as the brilliant yet erratic Dr. Brackish Okun in the films INDEPENDENCE DAY and the recent sequel INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURRECTION.

Brent Spiner

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Independence Day

Saturday and Sunday

Debbie Rochon

Debbie Rochon is most known for her roles in horror movies: 250 independent films to date. Some highlights include AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, COLOUR FROM THE DARK, THE TELL TALE HEART, and TROMEO AND JULIET. Her current 2019 DVD releases include DOOM ROOM and BLOODY BALLET. Debbie was a guest judge on VH1's reality show called SCREAM QUEENS in 2010: Season 2, Episode 4. She co-hosted FANGORIA RADIO on Sirius/XM with Dee Snider from 2006 - 2010. Debbie won the Rondo Hatton Award for Best Magazine Column (FANGORIA) in 2014, and her current column titled DEBBIE ROCHON’S BLOODY UNDERGROUND is in the Italian based horror publication ASYLUM.

Debbie Rochon

American Nightmare, Tromeo and Juliet, Scream Queens

Saturday and Sunday

Chris Rankin

Chris Rankin is recognized internationally as Percy Weasley in all six films of the HARRY POTTER franchise. Originally from New Zealand, Chris moved to the UK aged 6 and discovered his love of performing at Northgate High School and the Dereham Operatic Society Youth Theatre Company. His TV credits include: THE ROTTERS’ CLUB, CELEBRITY TOTAL WIPEOUT, POINTLESS CELEBRITIES, VICTORIA CROSS HEROES, and JEDWARD’S BIG ADVENTURE. His Stage credits include: WUTHERING HEIGHTS (National Tour), HEDDA GABLER, SALOMÉ, A TASTE OF HONEY, DICK WHITTINGTON, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, and CINDERELLA. Chris has recently taken a step behind the camera and helped coordinate many high-end TV productions such as: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, DOWNTON ABBEY, THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, and ATLANTIS. Recently, he directed his first short film IT’S MY SHOUT for the BBC. Outside of work, Chris is a keen blogger, traveler, and fanboy. He lives with his partner Ness and their dogs Stanley and Boo in South Wales.

Chris Rankin

Harry Potter, The Rotters' Club

Saturday and Sunday

David Gerrold

World-famous, award-winning author David Gerrold has been translated into over a dozen languages and his TV scripts seen by over a billion viewers. His output comprises teleplays, film scripts, stage plays, comic books, over 50 novels and anthologies, and hundreds of articles, columns, and short stories. TV credits include: STAR TREK (the most popular episode “The Trouble With Tribbles”), LAND OF THE LOST, TWILIGHT ZONE, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, BABYLON 5, and SLIDERS. His classic Science Fiction novels include: THE MAN WHO FOLDED HIMSELF, WHEN HARLIE WAS ONE, and the series THE WAR AGAINST THE CHTORR (currently writing the 5th) and STAR WOLF (in TV development). Gerrold shared the adventure of how he adopted his son in THE MARTIAN CHILD, which won the Hugo and Nebula Awards, the Locus Poll, and was the basis for the 2007 film starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet.

David Gerrold

Star Trek, Land of the Lost, Twilight Zone, Babylon 5

Saturday and Sunday

Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's FEUD, USA’s THE STARTER WIFE, ENUATTI, DIMINUENDO, RESCUE SPECIAL OPS, TRICKY BUSINESS, SyFy’s SHOWDOWN AT AREA 51, QUANTUM APOCALYPSE, CARLOTTA, NEWCASTLE, BLACK JACK, PEACEKEEPER WARS, STINGERS, SECRET LIFE OF US, BEASTMASTER, LOST WORLD, WATER RATS, DAY OF THE ROSES, STAR TREK CONTINUES, and NEXUS. Additionally, Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci fi cult series FARSCAPE, in which she starred for over five years. Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the FARSCAPE writers, producers and fans alike. The SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company also asked her to host JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOP CHALLENGE.

Gigi Edgley

Feud, Beastmaster, Farscape

Saturday and Sunday

TJ Storm

Hall of Fame Martial Artist TJ Storm is best known for his acting role as Maginty in Marvel’s PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, and his many Performance Capture credits including: GODZILLA himself in the 2014 film and the upcoming GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, Colossus (DEADPOOL), Iron Man (CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR), Ant-Man (ANT-MAN), Parallax (GREEN LANTERN), Baby Groot, Teenage Groot, Rocket Raccoon and many others. Storm has also appeared in the reboot of KICKBOXER and the upcoming films TAKEN OVER and BETRAYED. Storm has voiced several characters and performed motion capture in many Video Games and Anime including: TEKKEN 6, STREET FIGHTER V, SOUL CALIBER VI, RESIDENT EVIL, LEAGUE OF LEGENDS, and DEVIL MAY CRY 4. His TV credits include CONAN THE ADVENTURER, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and FALLING SKIES. He teaches Motion and Action Performance at the Mind’s Eye Tribe Action Actors Academy in LA: www.MindsEyeTribe.com

TJ Storm

Punisher: War Zone, Godzilla, Deadpool

Saturday and Sunday

Alan Maxson

Alan Maxson is best known for playing monsters and creatures. His most recent work was performing motion capture as King Ghidorah (right head) for the upcoming film, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. Other notable roles include: The Zombie in AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH's HISTORY OF HORROR, The Rake in THE RAKING, Cookie in CHRISTMAS WITH COOKIE, and The Creature in THE WOODS. Non-monster roles include: Stone Evergreen in A DEAD DAME IN HOLLYWOOD, Cheedo in BLOODSUCKA JONES VS. THE CREEPING DEATH, and Bob in KILLJOY’S PSYCHO CIRCUS. Alan has also appeared in commercials for Dave and Busters, Chevy/AMC's Fear The Walking Dead, Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack 3, Sigma Brewing Company, and Century Day & Night Spa. Alan has also been heard as a voice actor, including performing the English dubs for Netflix's foreign films I AM NOT AN EASY MAN, NOTHING TO HIDE, and JEFE.

Alan Maxson

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Woods, A Dead Dame in Hollywood

Saturday and Sunday

The Amazing Kreskin

Mentalist The Amazing Kreskin has, for six decades, become an integral part of pop culture worldwide. On TV in the 1970’s, Kreskin headlined over 5 seasons of THE AMAZING WORLD OF KRESKIN (now on Hulu), and has had his own board game by Milton Bradley, twenty published books, a show on iHeartRadio, and a major motion picture inspired by his work, THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD. He has been a frequent guest on Johnny Carson, Regis Philbin, David Letterman, and most recently Jimmy Fallon, Neil Cavuto and Howard Stern. Through the years Kreskin has received worldwide recognition for his extraordinary predictions, often dealing with international affairs and sports. In March 2016 Kreskin released his 20th book entitled, IN REAL TIME, featuring his major predictions for the next several hundred years. At 84 years of age, Kreskin shows no signs of slowing down, performing his legendary live shows in front of packed audiences around the world, playing over 200+ dates yearly.

The Amazing Kreskin

The Amazing World of Kreskin, In Real Time

Saturday and Sunday

Richard Dorton

Richard Dorton has made a career as a premiere performance capture actor, stuntman, movement consultant and producer for the last 18 years, and soon as King Ghidorah (left head) in the upcoming GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. Specializing in motion capture in video games, movies & VR and with over 100 motion capture projects including: DISPATCH (Sundance film Festival), ALIEN DESCENT VR EXPERIENCE, LEFT 4 DEAD 1 & 2, SILENT HILL: HOMECOMING, EVOLVE, X-COM 2, TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION, STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED 2, video game series THE UNCHARTED and GOD OF WAR, GHOSTBUSTERS, THE BOURNE CONSPIRACY, and many more. As well as performing, he has been brought on productions to help create and teach movements for characters, consult on the performance capture process from the actor’s point of view, stunt coordinate and create action, as well as develop demo’s and projects for companies. He also specializes in casting actors and stunt people for performance capture.

Richard Dorton

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, God of War, Ghostbusters

Saturday and Sunday

Jason Liles

Jason Liles was born in Germantown, TN. He had a knack for film making as early as 12 when he began making short films with his older brother. After studying theater in college he moved to New York City and quickly found his niche in tall, non-human roles working as several aliens in MEN IN BLACK 3 with 7-time-Oscar-winner Rick Baker. After moving to Los Angeles, CA he has become known for his work as Ryuk in Netflix's DEATH NOTE and his recent role as George the gorilla starring alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the video game adaptation of RAMPAGE, released in April 2018. Jason takes to the silver screen again as Rodan and King Ghidorah (Center head) in GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS.

Jason Liles

Death Note, Rampage, Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Saturday and Sunday

Richie Ramone

Richie Ramone is the fastest, most powerful drummer who ever played with the legendary Punk Rock band the RAMONES. He joined in 1983, and subsequently performed in over 500 shows worldwide. Richie is notable as the only RAMONES drummer to sing lead vocals on the songs (YOU) CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE and the unreleased ELEVATOR OPERATOR. Richie was also the only drummer to be the sole composer of several critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite RAMONES songs for the albums ANIMAL BOY, TOO TOUGH TO DIE, and HALFWAY TO SANITY. In 2007, he introduced his virtuosic drumming to the symphonic world with his SUITE FOR DRUMS AND ORCHESTRA, based on Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY. He debuted his arrangement with the PASADENA POPS ORCHESTRA and toured in other cities as the featured drum soloist. In 2011 Richie, along with his RAMONES bandmates, received the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. Richie’s solo albums include ENTITLED and CELLOPHANE.

Richie Ramone

The Ramones

CANCELLED

John O'Hurley

John O’Hurley is one of television’s busiest actors. He's also a best-selling author and Billboard chart-topping composer. O’Hurley is best known as “J. Peterman” on SEINFELD. He was named one of PEOPLE MAGAZINE’s “Sexiest Men Alive". One of the most recognizable voices in entertainment, he is the voice of many animated characters: King Neptune on SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, the Mayor on Disney’s PHINEAS AND FERB, and characters on FAMILY GUY, ARCHER, LOONEY TUNES, SCOOBY DOO, BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR COMMAND, DUCK DODGERS, THE MULLETS, and THE FLINTSTONES. His TV show credits include: THE X-FILES, BOY MEETS WORLD, ALL MY CHILDREN, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and SANTA BARBARA. John has hosted FAMILY FEUD and TO TELL THE TRUTH. Capturing America’s heart on Season 1 of DANCING WITH THE STARS, he won the ABC series with the highly contested “Dance Off". O’Hurley is the regular host of THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW, a Thanksgiving tradition.

John O'Hurley

Seinfeld, Archer, Family Guy

Saturday and Sunday

Comic Creator Guests

Frank Cho

Frank Cho is a multiple award-winning comic strip and comic book writer/artist, especially beloved for his classic pin-up style renderings of women. Born in Korea and raised in the U.S., Frank graduated from the University of Maryland with a Nursing degree and a successful run of his daily strip UNIVERSITY SQUARED for the student newspaper, which became the syndicated LIBERTY MEADOWS. Frank began collecting and then continuing the strip in comics and graphic novels with Insight Studios and Image Comics. For Marvel he has drawn many covers and interiors and done some scripting and plotting, for several titles each of SPIDER-MAN, AVENGERS, and the HULK, as well as SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL, X-MEN: SCHISM, and SAVAGE WOLVERINE. For DC he has illustrated covers for BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and HARLEY QUINN. Frank has worked on Dynamite’s JUNGLE GIRL and DEJAH THORIS, SKYBOURNE for Boom! Studios, and has art books published by Flesk.

Frank Cho

Spider-Man, Avengers, The Hulk, Skybourne

Saturday and Sunday

Tony Isabella

Tony Isabella is the creator/writer of BLACK LIGHTNING, DC’s first prominent African-American super-hero and now a weekly, live-action series on the CW, drawing much of its inspiration from his work. Tony also co-created Misty Knight and Tigra. He was an editor/writer at Marvel, including: BLACK GOLIATH, CAPTAIN AMERICA, DAREDEVIL, GHOST RIDER, IRON FIST, LUKE CAGE, SPIDER-MAN, STAR TREK, etc. He’s the author of: 1000 COMIC BOOKS YOU MUST READ, JULY 1963: A PIVOTAL MONTH IN THE COMIC-BOOK LIFE OF TONY ISABELLA, the daily “Tony Isabella’s Bloggy Thing”, and the weekly “Tony’s Tips” review column. He’s received an Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International, a Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, was inducted into the Hall of Heroes Museum Hall of Fame, and was named one of CLEVELAND MAGAZINE’s most interesting people of 2018. He lectures on comics history, writing, and diversity. Tony’s most recent comics work is the six-issue BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS, marking his return to his creation.

Tony Isabella

Black Lightning, Captain America, Luke Cage

Saturday and Sunday

Jim Steranko

As an author, illustrator, musician, art director, magician, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer, and publisher, Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts. More than 150 innovations he created as artist-writer on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., CAPTAIN AMERICA, and X-MEN revolutionized the comics form and, as an illustrator, he painted a multitude of book covers, including 30 SHADOW paperbacks.

Photo Courtesy Luigi Novi

Jim Steranko

S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, X-Men

Saturday and Sunday

Bill Griffith

ZIPPY THE PINHEAD's creator Bill Griffith began his comics career in New York City in 1969. He ventured to San Francisco in 1970 to join the burgeoning Underground Comix movement and made his home there until 1998. In 1986 King Features Syndicate took the daily ZIPPY to a national audience, and today it appears in over 150 newspapers worldwide. There have been many paperback collections of Griffith's work and numerous comic book and magazine appearances, both here and abroad. His latest book is his second graphic novel NOBODY’S FOOL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCHLITZIE THE PINHEAD, a graphic biography of the original inspiration for ZIPPY, published by Abrams ComicArts. His previous graphic memoir INVISIBLE INK won an Eisner Award in 2016. Bill currently teaches comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York and lives and works in East Haddam, Connecticut with his wife, cartoonist Diane Noomin.

Bill Griffith

Zippy The Pinhead, Invisible Ink

Saturday and Sunday

Jae Lee

Eisner-Award winning comic book artist Jae Lee remains popular and prolific, creating fan-favorite interior and (mostly) cover art for every major publisher of the past quarter century. Rising to prominence at Marvel in the mid-90s on titles such as MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS, NAMOR, X-FACTOR, and INHUMANS, his later work there includes THE SENTRY, FANTASTIC FOUR: 1234 , and several titles based on Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER series. His work at Image on YOUNGBLOOD STRIKEFILE and WILDC.A.T.S TRILOGY led to his creator-owned series HELLSHOCK and recently covers for INFIDEL and ROSE. While contributing cover art to a variety of titles and publishers: ARCHIE, CODA (Boom! Studios), and RED SONJA/TARZAN (Dynamite), most of Jae’s work in the past decade and currently has been for DC Comics, including: CATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN, HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA, BATMAN, and SANDMAN UNIVERSE and THE DREAMING for DC/Vertigo.

Jae Lee

The Dreaming, X-Factor, Hellshock

Saturday and Sunday

Arvell Jones

Arvell Jones, a pioneer comic artist, is best known for his work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics from the 1970's through the 90’s. He is co-creator of the character MISTY KNIGHT, the first African-American female superhero for Marvel Comics, and who is now featured in the Marvel/Netflix TV series LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST, and the DEFENDERS. Titles he's drawn for Marvel include: DEATHLOK, THOR, IRON MAN, POWER MAN, AVENGERS, DAREDEVIL, CAPTAIN AMERICA, MONSTERS UNLEASHED, STAR BRAND, DEAD OF NIGHT, THE MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL (UK), and many more. Among his DC Comics work: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY, DC SPECIAL SERIES: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS, BLOOD SYNDICATE, SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, MEN OF WAR, KOBALT, and of course ALL-STAR SQUADRON. He recently worked on original concept art for the teaser posters for the BLACK PANTHER movie that was released on February 16, 2018.

Arvell Jones

Misty Knight, Deathlok, Power Man

Saturday and Sunday

Diane Noomin

Diane Noomin was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947 and attended the High School of Music and Art, Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute.
She is the creator of DiDi Glitz and editor of the TWISTED SISTERS anthologies of women cartoonists. One of the early contributors to WIMMEN’S COMIX, Noomin created the first issue of TWISTED SISTERS COMICS with Aline Kominsky-Crumb in 1976. In 1981, she collaborated on the musical comedy I’D RATHER BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE: THE DIDI GLITZ STORY with the San Francisco-based women's theater group, Les Nickelettes. In 2013 Fantagraphics published GLITZ-2-GO, an anthology of her collected DiDi Glitz stories and other work. Noomin has been published in a number of books, including: TRUE GLITZ, WEIRDO, YOUNG LUST, ARCADE: THE COMICS REVIEW, LEMME OUTTA HERE!, DANGEROUS DRAWINGS, MIND RIOT, and more.

Diane Noomin

Twisted Sisters, Glitz-2-Go

Saturday and Sunday

Dan Nokes

Dan Nokes is a 16 year-plus veteran of the Independent Comics scene. To date, he has self-published such titles as: THE PARANORMALS, THE PISTOLEERS, ADAM AND EVE: BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE and IMPOSSIBLE SPACE TALES OF THE LAST PIT STOP. He has also done several work-for-hire projects such as: THE TEDDY BEAR TALES SAGA, FUBAR: AHZ and FUBAR: BY THE SWORD. If this cryptozoological wonder is spotted; be sure to offer him large sums of cash and commission work. More of what Mister Nokes is up to can be ascertained by going to www.21sandshark.com

Dan Nokes

The Paranormals, Impossible Space Tales of The Last Pit Stop

Saturday and Sunday

Larry Welz

Larry Welz grew up on the streets of Bakersfield, escaped to the Haight-Ashbury in the Summer of Love (1967), doing comics the whole time. He was first published in YELLOW DOG, an anthology comic by The Print Mint in Berkeley. He achieved some recognition in the San Francisco Bay Area Underground Comix scene with CAPTAIN GUTS (a right-wing straight superhero who beat up hippies), did some experimental comics; AMERICAN FLYER, MONOLITH, BAKERSFIELD KOUNTRY KOMICS, created CHERRY POPTART in San Rafael, California in 1975. Six years later, he finally got a book together & published by Last Gasp of San Francisco. He continued doing more books through the 80s & 90s, to a certain amount of international acclaim. He painted carnival rides; funhouses, mirror mazes, & dark rides, for over 30 years. He lived in Roswell, New Mexico for 16 years. He now resides in Albuquerque.

Larry Welz

American Flyer, Cherry Poptart

Saturday and Sunday

Robert J. Sodaro

Robert J. Sodaro is best known as one of the longest-running journalists in comics, having launched his career with his article Ditko Days (AMAZING HEROES #5). He went on to contribute to virtually every comics magazine published during the ‘80s and ‘90s — including but not limited to THE COMICS JOURNAL, COMICS BUYERS’ GUIDE, WIZARD, HERO ILLUSTRATED, FLUX, COMBO, NONSPORTS UPDATE, COMICS VALUES MONTHLY, TwoMorrows, and more. He also contributed articles to Marvel, DC, Image/Extreme, Malibu, Dark Horse, Valiant/Acclaim, J.C. Comics, and others. He also served as Senior Title Coordinator and regular contributor to SpiderFan.org. In the mid-‘80s he created and wrote AGENT UNKNOWN, a spy thriller, for Renegade Press. He has written for several indie publishers including Red Anvil (CYBERINES and OWLGIRLS), Main Enterprises, Pronto, InDELLible, WonderFunders, Lion’s Forge Press, and others. Some of his characters include Wülf Girlz, Girl Skout Wars, and Hot Girl & Totally Hot Girl.

Robert J. Sodaro

Wizard, Hero Illustrated, Flux, Agent Unknown

Saturday and Sunday

Peter Bagge

Alternative comic creator Peter Bagge burst onto the scene in the early ‘80s with his groundbreaking art & editing on R. Crumb’s Underground Comix anthology WEIRDO and his own NEAT STUFF (Fantagraphics), which spun off into his best-known '90s series HATE. It featured the semi-autobiographical anti-hero Buddy Bradley, collected in BUDDY DOES SEATLE and BUDDY DOES JERSEY. A long time contributor to MAD, he has also drawn and/or written humor titles for DC & Marvel, and three graphic novels: RESET, APOCALYPSE NERD (Dark Horse), and OTHER LIVES. (DC/Vertigo). Bagge’s journalistic strips for REASON magazine have been collected into EVERYBODY IS STUPID EXCEPT FOR ME (Fantagraphics). More recently, he’s written and drawn three biographical comics for Drawn and Quarterly- WOMAN REBEL: THE MARGARET SANGER STORY, FIRE!!: THE ZORA NEALE HURSTON STORY, the upcoming CREDO: THE ROSE WILDER LANE STORY, and FOUNDING FATHERS FUNNIES (Dark Horse). Bagge lives in Tacoma, WA, with his wife Joanne.

Peter Bagge

Hate, Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story

Saturday and Sunday

Joe Martino

IT guy by day, two time cancer survivor, father of four great kids: Joe Martino has just released his fantasy book THE 13TH WORLD: BOOK ONE, THE WAY OF THE GRAY. He is the creator of such comic book heroes as SHADOWFLAME, CYBERINES, THE MIGHTY TITAN, and RIPPERMAN. Joe has also been published in a number of comic and non-comic publications. He is the co-publisher at Red Anvil Comics and he has also had published work at Arcana Studios, CFD Productions, Coscom Entertainment, MAIN Publications, Chanting Monks Press, Image Comics, Aardwolf Publishing (pinup) and his own imprint JGM Comics.

Joe Martino

The Mighty Titan, Shadowflame, The 13th World

Saturday and Sunday

Ramona Fradon

A pioneer of female comic book artists, Ramona Fradon is among the most fondly remembered veterans of Comics’ Golden, Silver and Bronze Ages. A year prior to graduating from the Parsons School of Design in 1950 she was first published by DC Comics in GANG BUSTERS, and a year later she began an epic run as a defining artist of Aquaman in ADVENTURE COMICS and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS. Her other titles for DC included MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY, DETECTIVE COMICS, STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES, PLASTIC MAN, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, and SUPER FRIENDS, but she is best known for co-creating with writer Bob Haney the kooky fan-favorite METAMORPHO. In 1980 she took over as artist on the popular newspaper strip BRENDA STARR for 15 years, during which time it was adapted to the Silver Screen. In 2012 she wrote and drew a delightful children’s book, THE DINOSAUR THAT GOT TIRED OF BEING EXTINCT.

Photo Courtesy Luigi Novi

Ramona Fradon

Super Friends, Metamorpho

Saturday and Sunday

Reilly Brown

New Jersey native Reilly Brown is a fan-favorite comic book artist and writer for Marvel and DC Comics, known for bringing a sense of character and personality to the projects that he works on, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor with fast paced superhero action. These talents have been on full display in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INCREDIBLE HERCULES, LOBO, and many others, perhaps most notably DEADPOOL, Marvel's infamous, rapid-healing, Merc-With-A-Mouth! He is also a pioneer in digital storytelling, utilizing new ways of making comics for tablets and smart phones with his creator-owned series POWER PLAY via Comixology, as well as several stories for Marvel, including DEADPOOL: THE GAUNTLET, and SLAPSTICK. Reilly currently draws the comic OUTRAGE, which can be read for free on the Line Webtoon website. Check out the ADVENTURES OF DASH HUDSON at https://www.ghostekproducts.com/dash
www.ReillyBrownArt.com
To purchase original artwork, contact his art rep Anthony Snyder:
http://www.anthonyscomicbookart.com/artistgalleryroom.asp?artistid=1172

Reilly Brown

Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man

Saturday and Sunday

Adam Air Williams

Adam Air has been in the funny pages for 3 decades and has been published in 100s of Underground Comix and Zines, plus 50 of his own self-titled books from Stale Ink, which was his self-publishing racket out of Colorado between ’92-‘02. He likes dropping names he’s either worked or been shown with including H.R. Giger, Hart Fisher, Sophie Crumb, and Tenacious D. He can also be seen on TV several times as a background punk on the Fox Network Batman prequel series GOTHAM and was also in the original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie release from Dino De Laurentiis. His last publication was in HUSTLER HUMOR PRESENTS HUSTLER COMIX Vol. 34 #2. Matt Groening called his work “Grungy” in a write up in FS5. He was noted by R. Crumb to be one of his favorite comic artists of 2005. He is definitely a cartoonist you should f-ing know.

Adam Air Williams

Hustler Comix

Saturday and Sunday

Peter David

A prolific and popular multi-media author, Peter David began his career in the mid-Eighties. His work for Marvel includes: numerous SPIDER-MAN titles, a ground breaking 12-year stint on THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and popular runs of X-FACTOR and CAPTAIN MARVEL. His writing for DC encompasses STAR TREK, SUPERGIRL, AQUAMAN, and THE PHANTOM, and his creator-owned titles include: FALLEN ANGEL, SACHS AND VIOLENS, and SOULSEARCHERS AND COMPANY. He has written many beloved STAR TREK books such as the NY Times bestseller IMZADI and the NEW FRONTIER series. His own novels include KNIGHT LIFE, HOWLING MAD, and the SIR APROPOS OF NOTHING, PULLING UP STAKES, and THE CAMELOT PAPERS series. His TV work spans BABYLON 5, SPACE CASES, and the animated BEN 10, YOUNG JUSTICE, X-MEN, and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. He has scripted and co-produced several films for Full Moon Entertainment and won the Eisner, Wizard, and GLAAD Media Awards.

Peter David

The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Babylon 5

Saturday and Sunday

Sy Barry

Making a rare convention appearance for Big Apple Con, Sy Barry has earned worldwide fame as the artist for 33 years on THE PHANTOM newspaper strip for King Features, as well as his work on FLASH GORDON and TARZAN assisting his brother Dan. His diverse comic book work from the Forties to the early Sixties spans many genres, encompassing super-heroes, romance, science fiction, mystery, adventure, and westerns. His work on characters including The Phantom Stranger, Superboy, Hopalong Cassidy, Johnny Quick, and Rex the Wonder Dog are fondly remembered by generations of readers. Of special historical note he drew the promotional comic book MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY, which was a milestone during the Civil Rights Movement and has since been reprinted and cited in textbooks.

Sy Barry

The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Tarzan

Saturday Only

John Orlando

John Orlando's career began in 1994 as a penciling assistant for Rich Buckler at Visage Studios. His early works include: SYPHONS THE SYGATE STRATAGEM for Now Comics, ZAANAN for Mainstream Comics, and GENE RODDENBERRY’S THE UNIVERSE for Tekno Comics. In 1995 he was promoted to Production Manager for Visage Studios. In 1996-1998 he released his creator-owned CYBERGEN, THE INTRUDER, JOURNEY INTO MADNESS, and DOC BEHEMOTH with Roy Thomas. In 2012-2013, with Joe Martino he released his creator-owned Underground series, FHA-Q. John now works with his wife Jill and Jonathan Miller at Macrospasm Studios NYC. His earlier works have been collected into the VISAGE STUDIOS ANTHOLOGY and FHA-Q trade paperbacks. Other current and upcoming titles include HUMANS, MONSTERS, MONSTER MEMES STICKERS, and U.S. PRESIDENTS AND OTHER HISTORICAL TYPES trading card set, premiering at BACC 2019. John has also invented the patent-pending Nev-R-Drop Guitar Pick.

John Orlando

Humans, Cybergen, Gene Roddenberry's The Universe

Saturday and Sunday

Brian Kong

Brian started his illustration career at Marvel Comics in 1994,working on popular characters the X-Men, Captain America & Fantastic Four. In 1997 he worked in advertising doing storyboards & pitch art for Universal Studios theme park opening ,which featured Marvel characters. From 2000-2004 , Brian produced over 25 custom comics for MLB & NBA franchises ( including the Yankees & Mets) for promotional giveaways at stadiums. Brian continues to work on some of the hottest properties today including Stranger Things, the Walking Dead, Marvel ,DC, Star Wars & MLB for the top card companies today. He has been regularly commissioned by The Topps Company since 2007 to illustrate art for their MLB , NFL & NBA card brands & their entertainment division , including Star Wars. He has worked on their MLB " Museum Collection" , " Allen & Ginter ", " Chicle" & "Gypsy Queen" brands since 2008.

Brian Kong

X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four

Saturday and Sunday

Timothy Truman

Artist, writer, and musician Timothy Truman burst onto the comics scene in the early Eighties with GRIMJACK for First Comics and SCOUT and SCOUT: WAR SHAMAN for Eclipse. Among his Marvel credits are KA-ZAR: THE GUNS OF THE SAVAGE LAND and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS, and his later DC work includes HAWKWORLD, JONAH HEX: TWO-GUN MOJO, and JONAH HEX: RIDERS OF THE WORM AND SUCH. His acclaimed historical graphic novels TECUMSEH! and WILDERNESS: THE TRUE STORY OF SIMON GIRTY will be followed by SCOUT: MARAUDER which starts this month on Kickstarter, even as Studio 8 just renewed its option to develop SCOUT as a feature film! Truman’s band The Dixie Pistols dropped a flexi-disc 45 into SCOUT #19, and in the Nineties he drew Grateful Dead CD covers, posters and t-shirts, and illustrated songs in GRATEFUL DEAD COMIX and the GRATEFUL DEAD ALMANAC. He’s currently recording with the Terry Strongheart Band.

Timothy Truman

Jonah Hex, Grimjack

Saturday and Sunday

Danny Fingeroth

Danny Fingeroth was the longtime editorial director of Marvel's SPIDER-MAN comics line and writer of comics featuring SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN, and other iconic characters. He’s the author of SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH: WHAT SUPERHEROES REALLY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR SOCIETY and DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT: JEWS, COMICS, AND THE CREATION OF THE SUPERHERO. Danny was Director of Education at MoCCA and created innovative programming for Wizard World conventions from 2013-2017. He was an Eisner Awards judge in 2017 and an NCS Graphic Novel judge in 2018. Fingeroth is a consultant to Will Eisner Studios and to the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibition, opening April 21 at MoPop in Seattle. Danny is writing a biography of Stan Lee for St. Martin’s Press, due out in 2019. He has spoken and taught on comics-related topics at Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institution and many other venues. For more: www.dannyfingeroth.com

Danny Fingeroth

Spider-Man, Iron Man

Saturday and Sunday

James Sherman

The multi-talented James T. Sherman is a: comic book artist, political cartoonist, books and magazines illustrator, sequential narrative graphic artist, and a storyboard artist for TV & movies. His pencils, inks, and coloring for interiors and covers have been published by many companies including: DC, Malibu, First, Image Comics and Dynamic Forces, Harvey Pekar, Archie, Marvel, Eclipse, and Now.
He became an instant fan-favorite for his beloved run on SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. His numerous credits include: ADVENTURE COMICS, ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION, AMERICAN FLAGG!, AMERICAN SPLENDOR, THE BEST OF DC, BLOOD SYNDICATE, BLUE RIBBON COMICS, CRAZY MAGAZINE, HARDWARE, ICON, KATO OF THE GREEN HORNET II, THE PUNISHER, STAR TREK, STAR WARS, THE TARZAN FAMILY, THE VIGILANTE, WEIRD WESTERN TALES, ALPHA FLIGHT, CLASSIC X-MEN, EPIC ILLUSTRATED, THE DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU, DREADSTAR, THE FLY, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, and KAMANDI.

James Sherman

Superboy & The Legion of Super-Heroes, The Punisher, Alpha Flight

Saturday and Sunday

Sean Chen

Sean Chen is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he received a Bachelor's degree in industrial design. He started his comics career after being discovered by Barry Windsor-Smith. He began his career at Valiant Comics, penciling their flagship title, X-O MANOWAR, as well as BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER and RAI and the FUTURE FORCE. His debut book, RFF #9, sold over 900,000 copies. After Valiant, he then moved on to Marvel Comics, where he drew IRON MAN for over three years. His other works include WOLVERINE, ELEKTRA, NOVA, and the maxi-series X-MEN: THE END. Chen also lends his talents to Marvel's Creative Services Division where he contributes to style guides and licensing art, including box cover illustrations for the Iron Man video game and various promotional items such as lunchboxes, t-shirts and posters.

Sean Chen

Iron Man, X-O Manowar, Wolverine

Saturday and Sunday

Jim Salicrup

Jim Salicrup is Editor-in-Chief of Papercutz, the company devoted to publishing great graphic novels for all ages: ARIOL, DREAMWORKS TROLLS, GERONIMO STILTON, GUMBY, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, MANOSAURS, THE LOUD HOUSE, THE ONLY LIVING BOY, SMURFS, and more. Plus two imprints: Super Genius (HIGH MOON, Neil Gaiman titles, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, TRISH TRASH, THE WENDY PROJECT, THE JOE SHUSTER STORY, and more) and Charmz (CHLOE, THE SCARLET ROSE, and more). Jim worked at Marvel Comics for twenty years, editing SPIDER-MAN (with Todd McFarlane), X-MEN (with Claremont & Byrne), FANTASTIC FOUR (with John Byrne), IRON MAN, and more, including MARVEL AGE. Jim wrote SPIDEY SUPER STORIES, TRANSFORMERS, VISIONARIES, the SPIDER-MAN Child Abuse Prevention comic, THE A-TEAM, KOOL-AID MAN, the Marvel toilet paper, and more. Jim was also Editor-in-Chief at Topps Comics, Senior Writer/Editor for Stan Lee Media, and a Trustee for MoCCA, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Jim Salicrup

Spider-Man, Transformers, Editor-in-Chief of Papercutz

Saturday and Sunday

Mike Diana

Mike Diana was born in Geneva, New York in '69, and moved with his family to Florida in '78. As a teen, his art got more warped in the Southern surroundings, so at age 17 he started making zines of his comics. In '89 he started BOILED ANGEL, a zine that would get him charged with obscenity for issues #7 and #8. He ended up world famous, in jail, and then on probation, so he escaped to NYC in '96 to pursue his art free of the Florida law. His comix have also been published in many titles including: SUPERFLY, FIREBRAT, and SLAUGHTERHOUSE COMIX. You can find his art via: http://mikedianacomix.com/boiledangel.html

Mike Diana

Superfly, Firebrat, Slaughterhouse Comix

Saturday and Sunday

Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel is a leading authority and historian of Underground, Alternative, and Adult comic books. He is the author and publisher of the 2006 FOGEL'S UNDERGROUND COMIX PRICE GUIDE, its 2010 SUPPLEMENT, and the current FOGEL'S UNDERGROUND PRICE & GRADING GUIDE V.1: Underground Comix, which is the industry standard for retailers, collectors and investors. His companies Fogelcomix, Hippy Comix, and Apex Novelties have published dozens of titles and helped keep classic Underground Comix art in print including several remastered collections of work by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and Spain Rodriguez. His writing, editing, and publishing career began in the early '90s with Larry Welz's best-selling line of books starring CHERRY (POPTART). When he's not making and/or selling comic books and books about comic books he's also the art agent for Dan O’Neill and Ted Richards of the notorious Air Pirates Studios, and the licensing agent for Dana Crumb Associates.

Dan Fogel

FOGEL'S UNDERGROUND PRICE & GRADING GUIDE V.1:

Saturday and Sunday

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