EAST BAY COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  
MOONBALL COMICS Presents
February 9th, 2020
CROWNE PLAZA INN
45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA

Sun. 10:00am TO 5:00pm

Admission is Only $10.00 and sold at the door.

(Children under 12 years are Free)
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2020 SPECIAL GUESTS


FRANK CHO

Frank Cho is a Korean-American comic strip and comic book writer and illustrator, known for his series Liberty Meadows, as well as for books such as Shanna the She-Devil, Mighty Avengers and Hulk for Marvel Comics, and Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. Cho is noted for his figure drawing, precise lines, and depiction of well-endowed women.

MIKE ROYER
Drawn to Southern California in the spring of 1965, Mike Royer began his career assisting Russ Manning on the TARZAN, and MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER comic books and spent the next 14 years working in comic books and strips and T.V animation, even laying out 1/3rd of the 1st Saturday morning SPIDERMAN animated series. He inked, lettered, wrote, and penciled a variety of titles for Gold Key Comics and found time to do more than 2 dozen CRUSIN' record album covers while also contributing to Warren's CREEPY, EERIE and VAMPIRELLA magazines.
However, Mike is probably best known for his almost decade work as JACK KIRBY's personal choice to work with him on his Fourth World series at D.C. and his return to Marvel. Towards the end of their working together Mike found time to letter and ink the last 6 months of Manning's TARZAN Sunday strip, the last 4 months of which were signed Manning and Royer, and the first 4 months of Russ's STAR WARS daily and Sunday strip.
Beginning in the spring of 1979 Mike spent the next 14 years on staff at the WALT DISNEY STUDIOS as a product designer and character artist in the Consumer Products Division addressing the areas of book publishing, comic books and strips and all forms of park and licensed merchandise. He designed and art directed the DICK TRACY and 3-D ROCKETEER music company Read-a-Long comic books. Mike created the "new look" that launched the massive WINNIE THE POOH licensing program in late 1993 and was featured in a 43 min. "How To Draw Pooh" video sent out to over 40 licensees. Mike takes no small amount of pride in the fact that within a year POOH was outselling MICKEY MOUSE worldwide.
In June of 1993, Mike left his studio staff position to continue working full time as an independent contractor for the DISNEY STORE where he was called "the POOH Man" and also designed several best-selling sculpted products using the vast DISNEY cast of characters.
After 7 1/2 full time years with the DISNEY STORE Mike returned to the world of freelance as an Art Service for a variety of clients, creating orthographic character turns for a video game, DIGIMON products, on screen icons for FOX FAMILY CHANNEL, to name just a few.
In the spring of 2001 Mike and his wife and idea collaborator returned to his birth state, Oregon, settling in Medford, where he has continued to do such things as some inking for Eric Larsen and Steve Rude, hundreds of DISNEY collector pin designs, and recreations for fans. Mike believes that his passion, attention to detail and accuracy, and his commitment to integrity will keep him at the board for some time to come.


LARRY STROMAN

Larry Stroman is an American comic book artist and writer. After first gaining attention illustrating the Epic Comics series Alien Legion (vol. 2), he went on to illustrate various Marvel Comics books such as The Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor, Ghost Rider (vol. 2) and Punisher, as well as work for other companies, such as DC Comics' Darkstars and Dark Horse Comics' The Mark. He briefly published a creator-owned series called The Tribe with Image Comics in the early 1990s.

SEAN WHALEN
Sean was born in Washington D.C. The youngest of four, he was raised in Silver Spring/Olney Maryland and graduated from Sherwood High School. He moved west and graduated from UCLA four years later. Like most actors, he worked as a waiter while studying and performing at the famed Groundling Theater. There, while performing, he acquired an acting and commercial agent. Later, he studied the Meisner technique at Playhouse West which was founded by Bob Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum. Sean's career began with commercials appearing in spots for Little Ceasar's Pizza, TJ Maxx, BUD LIGHT, and many others. His most acclaimed commercial was the first GOT MILK? commercial directed by Michael Bay. His first major film role was in PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS directed by Wes Craven. Other films include, TWISTER, NEVER BEEN KISSED, JURY DUTY, THAT THING YOU DO, MEN IN BLACK, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, WATERWORLD, BATMAN RETURNS, JERSEY BOYS, SETH ROGEN'S UNTITLED PICKLE MOVIE and Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL. He has appeared in low budget features as well including THE FP, THE FP2, and VILLISCA. Television offered many comedic and dramatic roles in shows such as LOST, CONSTANTINE, CASTLE, CRIMINAL MINDS, NYPD BLUE, FRIENDS, MAGNUM PI and ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA He's worked on shows for Disney and Nickelodeon as well as having recurring roles on the shows BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, UNFABULOUS and the NBC comedy SUPERSTORE. Sean has written several screenplays, TV Pilots, and done punch up work on several cartoons. He has also written couple of short films. One, TURKEY.CAKE. which he wrote and directed, won best short at the REHOBETH FILM FESTIVAL and appeared at AMERICAN SHORT SHORTS in Japan. He is currently working preproduction on CRUST. A horror comedy he wrote, will direct and star in. Sean has written for theater as well. He co-wrote a comedy entitled PSYCHE ON VINE which ran at THREE CLUBS in Hollywood for nine month after 3 extensions. It will be going up again soon. Sean also privately coaches actors and is one of the founders and teachers at the NEIGHBORS COMEDY DOJO at his alma mater, PLAYHOUSE WEST. The focus there is improv and sketch comedy. Sean produces and directs shows their currently. In summer 2018 Keven Undergaro and Maria Menounos asked Sean to create and host a podcast for their AFTERBUZZ NETWORK, one of the largest digital networks on the web. It is entitled ACTING CLASS WEEKLY WITH SEAN WHALEN. He speaks to actors about the "Show AND the Business" of the Entertainment Industry. Being a character actor, Sean has worked in every entertainment genre imaginable in lower to higher budget productions and he loves passing that knowledge to his students, podcast listeners, or anyone who will give him a shiny quarter.


GIGI EDGLEY

Gigi Edgley has recently completed shooting Hashtag a short SyFy film. Her team were successful in raising over $44000 with a Kickstarter in order to fund the production. Previously she was filming Whisky Sour which was also produced in Los Angeles.

As host of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge Gigi Edgley was charged with introducing each week's challenge to the group of contestants. The internationally renowned actress is originally from Australia. Gigi has a long and rich 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 four years.

Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series.

Additionally Edgley has appeared in countless film and television series including Rescue Special Ops, USA's Starter Wife, Tricky Business, SyFy's Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us,Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses.

Gigi adores performing theatre as well. Her credits include, Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, The Rover, Boy's Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables.

Gigi was nominated for the Film's Critic's Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for sexiest Space Babe.

Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundreds of other candidates.



DAN BRERETON

Award-Winning Creator Dan Brereton was born The shadow of Mount Diablo, and spent most of his boyhood ranging over the foothills , catching snakes and newts, having adventures, drawing , reading comic books and daydreaming of one day becoming an honest-to-gosh professional storyteller.

That career began In his fourth year of Art School at the Academy in San Francisco, and continues three decades later . Danhas worked for DC Comics ( THRILLKILLER , LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT ) Marvel Comics ( GOD-SIZE THOR, PUNISHER: FRANKENCASTLE, IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and most every comics published in the land. He created the Eisner-Nominated NOCTURNALS comics he still currently produces, and GIANTKILLER , a kaiju epic taking place right here in the Diablo Valley.



Original CREATURE FEATURES Host

JOHN STANLEY


John is best known to Bay Area fans as the host of the late night KTVU TV 2 show "Creature Features" John has written six volumes of the "Creature Features Movie Guide" series as well as the autobiographic "I Was a TV Horror Host".


VINCENT VAN DAHL

Vincent, Tangella and Mr. Livingston host the 21st-century version of Creature Features, the classic San Francisco Bay Area horror-host program made famous by Bob Wilkins in the 70's and John Stanley in the 80's. Host Vincent Van Dahl, former frontman for 90's metal band "Prince of Darkness" retired from music a few years back to pursue a quiet life in Bodega Bay at his newly-acquired home, The Poulter Manor. From this haunted mansion, he is joined by his housemate Tangella and his valet Mr. Livingston to deliver the best guests and the worst movies to the entire Bay Area and around the world.




TOM WYRSCH

Tom produced the award winning documentary films "Remembering Playland at the Beach" and "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong . He is the official Creature Features historian/archivist. Tom's latest film "Haunted Sonoma County" was released in October of last year. Tom is also now a Director on the current "Creature Features" TV show.







CHRIS MARRINAN
An artist since age 9, he graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, with a BFA in Illustration. he's been working steadily since then, in both advertising and comics.
He has extensive experience in layouts, comps, and storyboards, with clients such as Coca Cola, Mattel, and Nike.
He's also been producing comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse Comics, and many others throughout my illustration career.

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS

Top Cow Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry's Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, Witchblade, was TNT's #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD in, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia. Witchblade is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow's other flagship property, The Darkness, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. Wanted, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman and slated for wide release on June 27, 2008. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games, and roleplaying games.
TIM VIGIL
comic book artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre. My main graphic novel FAUST was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the movie Faust: Love of the Damned (2001). The followup Faust: Book of M was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative. I am responsible for creating the "DynaPop" style of art and was a key member of the Rebel Studios crew. I have done art: for the comics anthology Caliber Presents at Caliber Comics for the title Morella at Verotik (the comic book label of The Misfits leader Glenn Danzig) for Broken Halos Studios, such as Broken Halo, Gunfighters in Hell (featuring art by my brother Joe Vigil), and the artbooks Dark Utopia and Gothic Nights With fellow Rebel Studios writer David Quinn, co-created the Faust series: Faust (at Rebel Studios) - adapted by Brian Yuzna as the 2001 movie Faust: Love of the Damned Faust: Book of M (at Avatar Press) - nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative Faust: Singha's Talons (at Avatar Press) I also created the titles: EO and Webwitch (at Avatar Press).

JOE WEEMS

Joe Weems is an Illustrator and Harvey award nominated Inker. He has been Inking Comics for 24 years and worked for pretty much every major publisher. Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, David Finch, Joe Benitez, Brandon Peterson, Dale Keown and Whilce Portacio are just a few of the Amazing Artists he's had the honor of collaborating with over the years.
In 2000-2005 Joe was employed by the Skateboard company Darkstar and drew all of their Illustrated decks, wheels and misc. merchandise. His slick and sharp approach to the art form can be seen on such titles as Aphrodite IX, Arcanum, the Darkness, Fathom, Hulk:the End, Hunter/Killer,The Magdalena, New X-Men, Vengeance of Vampirella, Weapon Zero, Wraithborn and more!
CHRIS SCHENCK
Christopher Schenck was born in California and grew up in a small town north of San Francisco. As a child he loved comics and was determined to make a career as a comic artist. After school he landed some small jobs in the burgeoning black and white boom, which led to more work for DC Comics and Dark Horse. His first regular gig as penciller was on Tarzan monthly for Dark Horse comics. Never one to sit still, he kept looking for new opportunities and new clients. The video game industry was just beginning, and he started to get jobs on games and animated projects. Since that time Christopher has worked on Batman Beyond, The Lord of the Rings, Stretch Armstrong, G.I. Joe, Secret Saturdays, DC Super Hero Girls, Monster Match, James Bond, and Ultimate Spider­Man, among others. In addition to his freelance work in comics and animation, Christopher has taught at the Academy of Art for the last twenty years, developing a reputation as a top draughtsman and storyteller. He currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife and cats.
SCOTT "FUZZY" JOSEPH
Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph has been writing and illustrating indie comics over the last five years. Fuzzy has been working on "The Warren Hope" series for the two years as both writer and artist. Fuzzy shows us his vision of a post-Rapture based Earth on which mankind is struggling to survive against the supernatural.

Fuzzy's live artworks at conventions have become performance pieces through which he brings those around him into the creative process. From custom fanart to original pieces, Fuzzy tries to make memorable experiences for convention guests.

JOHN HEEBINK

John has worked in comics since 1990, mainly as penciler or inker. He currently inks Sucker, a harrowing vampire epic told by writer Jason McNamara and writer Tony Talbert. (Polite Strangers Press)
Check Out "SUKER" Here.

John's credits include Power Rangers, Nick Fury, Quasar, a long run on Elvira, Rick Remender's Doll and Creature, and Peter David's Soulsearchers & Co., and Vampirella.

His pencil work is characterized by lively expressions and body language. He's been lucky enough to have collaborated with Remender, Mike Manley, Kieron Dwyer, Al Gordon, Tony Talbert, Al Milgrom, Frank Springer, Bob Wiacek, Terry Austin and many others.
LORD BLOOD-RAH
Lord Blood-Rah - Host of the syndicated TV series Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre. This September Lord Blood-Rah begins his 10th year of hosting horror and sci-fi film events all over the Bay Area and beyond.
The Gang From...


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EMO "EMONIC" GONZALES

Contorted characters concerned with mysterious crimson wisps. Subtle skulls and masks with sunken eyes fixed on something just out of sight. An impish fellow with just the right amount of mischievousness. These apparitions and more escape from paintbrush and pen tip alike, occupying a litany of surfaces so naturally it’s as if they’d always belonged. They’ve simply come back home.
Emonic (Emo Gonzales) has been creating art since he was a child. During his youth he was heavily influenced by an amalgam of subjects such as graphic novels, music, movies and graphic design. When working on projects he often employs a mix of mediums in both the traditional and digital realms. He is a self-taught artist, however he does hold an A.S. degree in Multi-Media.
Emo has begun to receive recognition through his various freelance and gallery work, as well as various live art events throughout the west coast. He Currently resides in Milpitas, CA where he works with his brother Chemix on future projects.
MORE TO BE ADDED!.
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PANELS & EVENTS SCHEDULE

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4:00 - 5:00 *PANEL ROOMS 1-
6th ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST!
Thats Right Fans.. Come dressed up as your favorite Comic Book, Fantasy, Game, Cartoon or Fiction Hero or Villian!
As always we encourage Cosplay and Costumes... but this year we are going to Have a Prize for the best ones. All Costumes will be Judged by Our Celebrity and Artist Guests.
We will have multiple Prizes for Multiple Catagories
Prizes Include...
Adult: Best Costume 1st Place $25.00
2nd Place$ 15.00
3rd & 4th Place$ 10.00 ea

Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 20.00

Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place $15.00
2nd & 3rd Place $10.00 ea

Children: Fan Favorite 1st Place $10.00

*EBCC COSTUME CONTEST RULES:
NO: Nudity or Heckling
Costumes can be home made and store bought
Extra points for creativity
Props can be used, Be respectful of others
Must registered the day of show. Sign up at the Registration.
Must be a paid attendee of the convention.
Children's category is for ages 15 and under.
Adult's category is for ages 16 and up.
Couples costumes or group costumes will be counted as one entry.


FAN GROUPS


LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

The First 250 PAID attendees will receive this Print done by one of our 2020 invited guests

And MORE to Come!

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There will be dealers from all over selling everything from Golden Age Comics, Original Comic Art, Posters, T-Shirts, Back Issue Comics, New Comics, Manga, Beanies, Pokemon and Lots More!

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