EAST BAY COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  

February 12th, 2017
CROWNE PLAZA
45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA
NEW LOCATION! Only 2 Blocks from the Old Location & FREE PARKING!
Sun. 10:00am TO 5:00pm

Admission is Only $8.00 and sold at the door. Save $2 by buying tickets in Advance!
(Children under 8yrs are Free)

Come join the fun and excitement of the Contra Costa County's Biggest and Best 1 Day Comic Book, Toy and Fantasy Convention.



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2017 SPECIAL GUEST'S
ACTRESS... E.T. The EXTRATERRESTRIAL, FRIGHTENERS, GRIMM, CUJO And LOTS More

DEE WALLACE
Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, Dee Wallace has worked as an author, teacher, dancer and actress in film, television, and stage for over 40 years. Her career began in New York where she studied with famous acting legend Uta Hagen before moving to Los Angeles where she found her mentor, Charles Conrad. With over 150 credits to her name, Ms. Wallace is a true tour de force in the industry, working with countless producers and directors and some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Lewis Teague, Stephen King, Blake Edwards and Rob Zombie.
Her many film credits include The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, Cujo, Secret Admirer, The Frighteners, 10 and of course, her role as Mary in Steven Spielberg's E.T., The Extraterrestrial. Ms. Wallace has just completed three films for release in 2015: False Memory Syndrome, Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard, and Flowers in December.
Ms. Wallace has starred in over twenty movies of the week and four hit television series. Other credits include Grey's Anatomy, Switched at Birth, My Name Is Earl, The Office, Law & Order LA and Criminal Minds. She is recurring at present on GRIMM for NBC and The Whispers for ABC. Ms. Wallace is also starring in Amazon's new series Just Add Magic to be released late 2015.



ARTHUR ADAMS
Arthur Adams is an award-winning artist who became an immediate fan favorite as the penciller on the critically acclaimed 1985 Longshot mini-series. His decades-spanning career has included cover and interior work on such titles as Batman, Superman, Avengers, Spider-man, X-Men, New Mutants, Gen 13, Godzilla, The Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, Ultimate X, and Hulk. He's the creator, writer and artist on Monkeyman and O'Brien.
Currently he's a Marvel exclusive cover artist, and is the main cover artist on Guardians of the Galaxy. Recently he also did a series of 6 interlocking Walking Dead covers. Outside of comics, Arthur has done movie, toy, and game designs, book illustrations, and provided the artwork for an X-Men themed Spaghetti-O's can.


JOYCE CHIN
California native Joyce Chin has been working as a creator in comics since 1995 when she pencilled a single page of Supergirl, then pencilled several issues, interior and covers, of Guy Gardener: Warrior for DC Comics.
She's worked on some of the major characters in mainstream comics; Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, Elektra, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Legionnaires, Hulk, Ka-Zaar, Xena, Green Lantern, and Witchblade, for DC, Marvel, Top Cow, Dynamite, and Dark Horse.
She's currently providing the art on a number of covers for Marvel including X-Men, Thor, Wolverine, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and Ms. Marvel. She's also done illustration work outside of comics. She's worked on character design for EA games, toy box illustrations, t-shirt designs, and magazine and book illustrations.


DEREK FRIDOLFS
Derek is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Writer of DC "Secret Hero Society" published by SCHOLASTIC, and the Eisner nominated co-writer of Batman Li'l Gotham. A 15 year veteran of comics as a writer and artist, having worked for DC (Batman, Detective Comics, Arkham City, Teen Titans Go, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo), BOOM (Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, Munchkin, WWE Then Now Forever), IDW (Back To The Future, Dexter's Laboratory, Ninja Turtles), and more.


PAMELA LOVAS
Pamela is a comic artist and colorist who has worked for BOOM, IDW, Dynamite, and Marvel; on such titles as Adventure Time, Regular Show, Dexter's Laboratory, and Grumpy Cat. She's also been the artist for the webcomic "JunioR". Upcoming cover work includes more Adventure Time, Regular Show, Over The Garden Wall, and Rick And Morty.

DAN BRERETON
Born in Walnut Creek, five-time Eisner nominee and Inkpot winner Dan Brereton has earned critical praise and a loyal fan base over three decades for his vibrant painted comics, illustrations and stories. He considers comics the ideal medium to express his obsession with monsters, history, pulp fiction and storytelling. Dan's creator-owned comics work includes best known creations, the NOCTURNALS, as well as GIANTKILLER, THE PSYCHO (with James Hudnall) and THE LAST BATTLE (with Tito Faraci). Dan wrote and painted a four-part arc for DC Comics Digital First- LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: SIX FINGERS. He is currently prepping a new NOCTURNALS graphic novel for spring of this year. Mainstream credits include: BATMAN:THRILLKILLER, JLA: SEVEN CASKETS, RED HULK, SUPERMAN: SILVER BANSHEE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR, CLIVE BARKER'S DREAD, RED SONJA, IMMORTAL IRON FIST, VAMPIRELLA, THOR and PUNISHER. Clients range from Walt Disney, Topps and Hasbro, to to Rob Zombie. Find Dan on Facebook or visit www.nocturnals.com




TIM VIGIL
Tim is a 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). Look for Image/Frazetta Comics DEATH DEALER: Dark Kingdom and also Image/Frazetta Comics DEATH DEALER: Mood Maid!"

JOE WEEMS
Joe Weems is an Illustrator and Harvey award nominated Inker. He has been Inking Comics for 23 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 ans 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!
MARK BADGER
Mark Badger drew assorted superhero comics from Batman: Jazz and Run Riddler Run to Spiderman Online for AOL and Marvel, among others during the 80's and 90's.The super heroes were often confronted by unusual issues such as jazz, racism, gentrification, sweat shops, and unions along with confronting the more usual threats of giant robots, dastardly villains and monsters. His online comics led to game and web development along with teaching ActionScript and HTML for 15 years. He's returned to comics now and is currently adapting William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and working on Abstract Kirby, which melds his lifelong interests of Jack Kirby, storytelling and abstraction. His latest work is Just Draw, a manual for the stressed out artists to get their work done.

BRUCE SIMON
Bruce Simon is an Underground Cartoonist whose work has appeared in SAN FRANCISCO COMIC BOOK, COCAINE COMICS, FEAR AND LAUGHTER as well as in his own books PARTY COMICS and PEOPLE ARE PHONY.
Bruce currently contributes to MINESHAFT Magazine where you can also find current work by R. Crumb, Kim Deitch, Jay Lynch and other veterans of the Underground.




TOP COW COMICS
Zack Kaplan is a comic book writer debuting his first book, Top Cow and Image Comics new series, ECLIPSE. He taught screenwriting at the International Academy of Film and TV, located in the Philippines. He is a member of the WGA and also writes film and television. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
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".
TOM WYRSCH / VINCENT VAN DAHL
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.






Vincent is the host of "Creature Features", Northbay TV's reboot of the popular horror movie program that was once popular all over the country. Joined by his valet Livingston and his other peculiar housemates from his haunted mansion, Vincent and his myriad of interesting guests bring a little fun to the otherwise macabre world of horror films.






ETHEN BEAVERS
Ethen Beavers lives in Central California and has been working in Children's Books, Comics and Animation for over ten years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects including Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben 10 and Samurai Jack.
LORD BLOOD-RAH
Lord Blood-Rah hosts the syndicated TV series Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre, (now beginning it's 7th season), where each week he presents the best, worst and wildest horror and science fiction films ever made along with his skewed observations and comic commentary. The self proclaimed "High Lord of Geekdom" can also be seen hosting many genre film events in and around the Bay Area.
CHRIS MARRINAN
An artist since age 9, I graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, with a BFA in Illustration. I've been working steadily since then, in both advertising and comics.
I have extensive experience in layouts, comps, and storyboards, with clients such as Coca Cola, Mattel, and Nike.
I've also been producing comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse Comics, and many others throughout my illustration career.
ETHAN CASTILLO
Ethan Castillo is an 11-year-old aspiring comic artist that loves Spider-man. He started drawing at Big WOW! ComicFest's Artist's Alley at 8-years-old and dreams of working for Marvel Comics. His credits include being a pin-up colorist for Anchor Comics "The Original" and a contributor to the Pinoy Komiks: Filipino Comic Anthology Kickstarter project to benefit the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. He has also created original artwork for Netflix DVD holiday mailers. Ethan will have his latest sketchbook "I Still Hate Spiders!" available for sale as well as sketches and prints.

J. CORNELL MICHEL & ANNE BARRET

California resident J. Cornell Michel is a fourth generation writer, but she was the first one in her family to write about zombies. Jordan's Brains, J. Cornell Michel's first novel, was praised by IndieReader for being "funny and fast-paced" and for "offering a new look at a dead-tired subject." Zombie Zeitgeist is a chilling collection of Michel's short stories. Michel's second novel, Where's My Dinner?, is about a virus that turns women into zombies but doesn't infect men. Along with co-author Anne Barrett, she added zombies to Clement C. Moore's classic Christmas story in 'Twas the Bite Before Christmas.

Anne Barrett is an elementary school principal and was a reading coach for several years. She writes children's books but started dabbling in writing for older readers when she teamed up with author J. Cornell Michel. Barrett is currently working on an ABC book about zombies. She lives in northern California with her husband and three dogs.
COSPLAY ROYALTY
Were named Cosplayian Royalty AKA known as KaySha we started doing this about 5yrs now or first Con started at Big Wow.We love cosplaying unique and under dog characters we believe that this is a hobby everyone can enjoy and be closer with your inner self without judgment or bullying.
MIKE HAMPTON
Mike Hampton has been self-publishing comics for over 15 years, with popular indie titles such as “Captain A-hole” and “Hot Zombie Chicks”. Since 2012 Mike has been a regular contributor to Topps as a sketch card artist for Mars Attacks, and most notably Star Wars including Galactic Files Series 1 & 2, Masterworks, and the late 2015 Hi Tek set. Also in 2015 Mike had a piece of work featured in the official Robot Chicken 10th Anniversary Art Show. Mike is also a regular artist featured on The Howard Stern Show’s website and social media sites. He is also known for his clever mash-ups and stylized pinups of some of pop-culture’s most famous characters. Also a colorist and graphic designer, Mike has worked on images for the City of San Pablo, Dark Horse Comics, the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, AIG, and the Golden State Warriors. www.MikeHamptonArt.com
BRANDON BRACAMONTE
Brandon Bracamonte' Brandon (aka The Bracamonster) debuted as a self-publisher with his 2008 comic book “Hey, Rube!” and immediately followed up with the popular indie title “The Mustache Ride”. His unique style on pop-culture art comes from many years of a professional award-winning tattoo artist, with over 60 award winning tattoos. Partial owner of “Imperious Rex” a popular tattoo shop in Sacramento, his art has been featured in such publications as “Skin & Ink”, and “Tattoo Magazine”. Brandon is also a contributor to the Topps Star Wars sketch card sets, including Galactic Files series 1 & 2, and the popular 2015 Masterworks. Brandon’s work has also been published in the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, and Boom Studios. www.Bracamonster.com
ADRIAN "AGE" SCOTT
Adrian "Age" Scott has been the voice of HipHop in comic books since day one. His comic book "WON AND PHIL, THE HIPHOP HEROES" is every hiphop/ comic book lovers dream. With a amazing art team, he has created his next amazing comic book series SUPERHOOD which asks the question...if XMEN is about kids that go to school to learn how to use thier gifts, what about the kids in the hoods who have powers who get overlooked? A bay area legend come out and meet THE RAPTOONIST known as Age.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...
THE CREW!
BALROK DEL CAVO
Balrok Del Cavo- the myth, the demon, the enigma! We are truly blessed to have met this cave dwelling merchant of fun. You can ask him any question that might be trapped in your mortal brain!
MELISSA LAROUE
We won't lie and we have no macho hang-ups so it's easy to say Melissa Laroue is the toughest cast member in the cave. This Marine is always ready for action, and she can cook as well! Meet the whole package at East Bay Comic Con!
FAYE FATALE
Watch your language and treat this one with the utmost respect, or you're going to get a bump on the head! Faye Fatale is going to be hanging with the creepy crew at East Bay Comic Con! Responds best to diamonds and champagne!
WEBBERLY
Straight off the boat! This little varmint is full of fun facts and book learned knowledge. That's right, Webberly the fact rat will be at East Bay Comic Con! Come down and take a selfie with a real life laboratory experiment gone horribly right!
MADISON
Is she a witch or a wizard? She can make drinks vanish and has been known to throw explosions from her fingertips! It's the one and only Madison! A cave girl to the bone and she will be at East Bay Comic Con! Come on out to meet and greet with your favorite creeps!
SHOTZI BLACKK HEARTT
That should be enough, just the name puts a big smile on our faces! This cave girl is truly crazy in the best possible way! Between brightening up the cave and beating fools down at Hoodslam we were blown away that she was willing to hang out! No more excuses, you gotta come out!
SLOB
Slob will be on the spot, looking for loose change and any extra drinks that might be kicking around! Come on down to East Bay Comic Con! and get abused by the best. What more could you hope for? A photo opportunity of the lowest caliber!
MORE TO BE ADDED!.
Keep checking back for updates on Guests.

PANELS & EVENTS SCHEDULE

10:00 am to 4:30 pm
BOTH Exhibitor Room's OPEN!



11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
TBA

11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL ROOM 2-
BE INDEPENDENT: A Guide to Deciding You're a Filmmaker
Ampersand Film Studios, a local independent film group, takes you through a fun-filled discussion on low-budget to budget-less filmmaking. Learn from our mistakes, so you don't have to make them!




12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM-1
CREATING COSTUMES & PROPS For COSPLAY
Join local Costumer/Cosplayer Matt O'Connor (ALIEN MATT) as he gives tips and instruction on how to create a costume using simple tools and things you can find around the house (or don't cost TOO much). This is a great panel (conceived right here at EBCC last year) for the person who wants to start Cosplaying, but doesn't know where too start.


12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM 2-
Workshop - Just Draw 101 (in 4 Panels)

Have you ever wanted to get started drawing comics and can't? Have you ever wanted to finish you story and can't? Just Draw 101 will teach you techniques to finish your work stay focused and get the drawings done. We'll create some simple characters and build out stories in their lives so you have a way to start your career in comics.
Mark Badger has drawn comics all his life working for Marvel and DC to a variety of non-profits. He has combined that with his passion for teaching computer skills to artist to create Just Draw as a way to develop his own work and pass skills on to others.


1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM-1
Spotlight on DEE WLLACE
Join us for an great spotlight on one of our Special Guests at this years EBCC. A great opportunity to hear about her long career in TV and Movies and finish it off with a Q/A session.


1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM-2
CREATURE FEATURES
Join Creature Features hosts John Stanley and Vincent Van Dahl for a journey into Creature Features of yesterday and today. Joining John and Vincent will be members of cast, crew and historians. Panel discussion, video clips and Q&A. And remember, "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong!

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM-1
Creepy KOFY Movie Time Q&A
Meet and ask questions from your favorite late night horror host show! Creepy KOFY Movie Time has been playing in the San Francisco Bay area for many years now. Visit us and find out what the cast is up to and what our future may be!


2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 2-
The Jack Kirby Museum presents 100 Years of Jack

Talk with Bruce Simon and Mark Badger as they tell the history and dynamics of Comic Book Legend Jack Kirby.



3:00 - 4:00 *PANEL ROOMS 1-
4th 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.

4:00 - 4:30 *PANEL ROOM 1-
At (about) 4:00 pm, (After the Costume Contest) Come take pictures with the Fans, and EVERYONE IN COSTUME is invited to take a group "photo shoot" to be used on the EBCC website and Face Book for all to see. Afterwards get great tips on the Proper Way to Be A Cosplay Photographer.

FAN GROUPS


LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

The First 500 PAID attendees will receive one of 2 different Prints done by our EBCC guest's

And MORE to Come!

So keep checking this website for more details


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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