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
DAN BRERETON
Five-time Eisner nominee and Inkpot winner Dan Brereton has garnered critical praise and a loyal fan base over the last 25 years for his vibrant painted comics, illustrations and stories. He considers comics a perfect medium, and is fond of talking about his obsession with monsters , history, pulp and crime fiction and a general love of stories. His creator-owned comics work includes NOCTURNALS, GIANTKILLER, THE PSYCHO (with James Hudnall) and THE LAST BATTLE (with Tito Faraci).
Dan's currently writing and illustrating a four- part arc for DC Comics Digital First's LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT and prepping a new volume of NOCTURNALS in time for its 20th Anniversary.
Popular mainstream credits include: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, 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, LEGENDS OF THE WORLD'S FINEST, THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST, VAMPIRELLA, THOR and PUNISHER: FRANKENCASTLE. His artwork has graced the comic covers such characters as Captain America, Creepy, Conan, Hellraiser, Godzilla, GI Joe, Animal Man, Sargent Rock, Lobo, Dracula and many more . He painted 15 cards for the now classic Fleer Ultra 94' X-Men trading card set, several Topps' Mars Attacks covers and sets , and Blizzards's World of Warcraft trading card game, and Star Wars for Wizards of the Coast. His client list includes The Walt Disney Co., NBC, Hasbro and many more. Dan has also contributed art to horrormeister Rob Zombie's albums HELLBILLY DELUXE and HELLBILLY DELUXE 2. THE LAST BATTLE, set during the heyday of Julius Caesar, was #4 on the Top 100 best selling Graphic Novels of 2011.
 Phantomcanvas.com offers museum-quality prints and vibrant posters of his work. Visit him on Facebook or www.nocturnals.com




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.

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.

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
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-Tales, Myths and Heroes of Power
Forced out by her former comrades and left to rot on a barren planet. A woman steps into the deep - Continue the tale with Algorythm Comics as they proudly present their newest project: Quasar Soldiers.
11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL ROOM 2-BE INDEPENDENT (A Guide To Deciding You're a Filmmaker)
Members of Ampersand Film Studios, and up-and-coming independent film group, talk about what it takes to start making movies without training, money, a fancy studio, or even a fancy camera! Founding Ampersand Film Studios members Kane Ashton (writer/director/actor) and Johnna Joy Ashton (director/costumer/actor) are joined by other lead cast and crew members Em Woods, Haley Ashton, and Matt Skinner in a rip-roaring romp through do-it-yourself film production!




12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM-1 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.


12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM 2- Comedian Mike Capozzola

Comedian Mike Capozzola's one-man multimedia comedy show about sci-fi, zombies, secret agents, werewolves, movie trailers and caped crusaders.


1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-CREATING COSTUMES ON A BUDGET

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.


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


2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1- The Jack Kirby Museum presents The Graphic Apocalypse

Loosely based on the the ground breaking show Comic Book Apocalypse Bruce Simon and Bruce Simon bring an overview of the show, stories of Jack from when Bruce hung out with him and an ongoing discussion about what makes Jack's work so fantastic.


2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM-2 A Spotlight On P.J. SOLES
Here's a great chance to find out what it was like to work on some of the greateast Horror Film of our time. And what it was like to work with The Ramones and Bill Murray. Followed by a Q/A for the fans.




3:00 - 4:00 *PANEL ROOMS 1&2-3rd 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 2-
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
COBRA 1st LEGION
MANDALORIAN MERCS COSTUME CLUB


LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

The First 500 PAID attendees will receive one of 2 different Prints done by our EBCC guest's...Liam Sharp and Dan Parsons. These are both Amazing pieces of art and you can get them signed by the artist while at the show. Here is the "Swamp Thing" print by Liam Sharp and the "Star Wars/Game of Thrones" print by Dan Parsons.

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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