EAST BAY COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  
February 5th, 2023
CONCORD PLAZA INN (Formerly Crowne Plaza Inn)
45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA

Sun. 10:00am TO 5:00pm

Admission is Only $10.00.
(Children under 12 years are Free)


PARKING IS FREE, If the lot is full, there is plenty of parking across the street at the old Wells Fargo Building.

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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Doug Jones is an American actor, contortionist, and mime artist. He is best known for portraying non-human creatures, usually via heavy make-up and visual effects. He has most notably collaborated with acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, appearing in the films Mimic (1997), Hellboy (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Crimson Peak (2015), and The Shape of Water (2017).

Jones' other roles include Hocus Pocus (1993), Tank Girl (1995), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Absentia (2011), Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), and The Bye Bye Man (2017). He has appeared in the science fiction series Falling Skies (2013-15) and del Toro's horror series The Strain (2014-16). Since 2017, he has portrayed Captain Saru in the science fiction series Star Trek: Discovery.


Charles Vess has been drawing ever since he could hold a crayon and crawl to the nearest wall. His long list of accomplishments include cover and interior art for Marvel, DC, Tor and Subterranean Press as well as many illustrated books and graphic novels for which he has won two Hugo, four World Fantasy, three Chesley, two Locus, a Mythopoeic and two Will Eisner awards.

Charles' art has been featured in many gallery and museum exhibitions across the nation, including "Spectrum: The best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators and “Enchanted, A History of Fantasy Illustration” at the Norman Rockwell Museum. His work has also been shown in Paris, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the UK.

His four-year collaboration with Ursula Le Guin resulted in a fully illustrated edition of all her Earthsea stories. Published by Saga Press, The Books of Earthsea garnered many awards. 2021 saw the release of Honeycomb (Saga) written by Joanne M. Harris with many color and black and white illustrations and The Art of Stardust (Titan), an informal history written by Vess and with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

He lives in a house down on the North Fork River in southwestern Virginia where he works diligently from his studio, Green Man Press.


Larry Hama is a writer/artist/editor/actor who has is best known as the writer of Marvel’s “GI Joe” and“Wolverine” comics in the ‘80s and ‘90s. He has also written, edited, or drawn for Avengers, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, X-Men, Spider-Man, and dozens more. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York, and Rolling Stone. His most recent novel is “The Death of Captain America.” Recently scripted BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT, and WONDER WOMAN for DC Comics’ Convergence Event. Currently writing GI Joe ARAH for IDW, X-MEN LEGENDS, and IRON FIST /Heart of the Dragon for Marvel, and the Spy Hunter/Paper Boy for DC. He has also recently done layouts for Deathstroke, Damage, and Michael Cray @ DC.


Billy Tan was born Malaysia and moved to the United States when he was 18, in 1989 to study business at the University of Kentucky. He began working as a penciler for Image Comics in the 1990s.

Tan became the regular artist of the Marvel Comics series Uncanny X-Men in 2006. In 2008, he was invited to draw the New Avengers issues #41 and 43-44 that tied into the "Secret Invasion" storyline, before being offered to replace Leinil Francis Yu as the new regular artist on the title.

Tan took over the flagship Green Lantern title as ongoing penciller beginning with issue #21. He works together with writer Robert Venditti, who replaced Geoff Johns as series writer.


Since 1982 Sam de la Rosa did finished art/inks for Marvel, DC, Image, Disney, and Dark Horse. Credits include Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage, Black Panther, The Avengers, Star Wars, X-Men and more. He worked on Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Star Trek, Firestorm and others for DC Comics. In 1989 at Dark Horse Comics he worked on the 1st Predator comicbook. Sam's work on VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR #1-6 is the source material for the VENOM MOVIE.


Bob Hall had a long association with Marvel Comics, where at one time or another he drew most of the major books and characters such as The Champions, Spiderman, Dr. Doom, Conan, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Submariner, Captain America, PSI Force, The Avengers and The New Mutants. He was the artist for the West Coast Avengers mini-series and was the primary artist on the original Squadron Supreme. He drew movie adaptations of Willow, Dark Man and the notorious first Captain America movie as well as pencils and inks for the graphic novel, Emperor Doom. Bob was an editor at Marvel in 1979.
For Valiant he wrote and penciled the monthly series Shadowman, wrote Timewalker and then created Armed and Dangerous, a black and white "comicbook-noir" series.
For DC he wrote and drew the Batman graphic novel projects, Batman DOA, I Joker and It's Jokertime.
Recently, he wrote and drew an educational/fantasy about the measles virus for the University of Nebraska called Carnival of Contagion, an online series for kids on Covid-19 called C'rona Comix, an educational comic, Mosquitoes Suck, and a ten page story as an album supplement for a rock group called Phantom.
His work can be seen at www.bobhall.com. Commissions and original art are available through www.catskillcomics.com. He can be messaged on Facebook through Bob Hall Comic Artist.


Steve Leialoha has been an artist for Marvel, DC and others since the 70's on: Vertigo's Fables, Petrefax, Warlock, Howard the Duck, Spider-Woman, the New Mutants, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the original Star Wars comics adaptation as well as issues of Dr Strange, the Justice League, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, and Star Trek! And inked various issues of: Daredevil, GI Joe, Superman, Batman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, the Avengers, Power Man/ Iron-Fist, Secret Wars II, and the Fantastic Four!


Tony Fleecs is a prolific and critically acclaimed comic book creator. His work has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the United States and has been translated and reprinted all over the world. Tony's creator owned books include STRAY DOGS (2021,) IN MY LIFETIME (2006,) JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH (2016,) and the forthcoming, TIME SHOPPER (2021.) You've seen Tony's art on some of your favorite titles like Star Wars, Avengers, Batman, TMNT, Transformers and just a literal TON of My Little Pony.


Brave Rock grew up on the Kainai Nation reserve in Alberta and attended the Plains Indian Cultural Survival School in Calgary, where he landed his first role in a play. He was later trained as a stuntman, and performed for the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Disneyland Paris. Upon his return to Calgary, Brave Rock worked on several television productions as a stuntman and actor, taking on minor roles in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Heartland, Blackstone, Klondike and Hell on Wheels. When The Revenant began filming in Alberta, Brave Rock and his brother were recruited to train native stuntmen; it was during this time he was contacted by the producers of Wonder Woman, who invited him to audition for the role as "Chief". Though Brave Rock was not confident of his audition, he was cast in the film a month later.


Arthur Adams, a self-taught artist, became a fan favorite when, at the age of 19, he left his job making pizzas for the masses to pencil the critically-acclaimed Longshot limited series, written by Ann Nocenti and published in 1985 by Marvel Comics. He has been in high demand as an artist since.
Adams' highly distinctive and detailed artwork gained him considerable popularity amongst fans and editors, if not his inkers, and he's enjoyed being a cover artist, and the artist and sometime writer for miniseries, specials, and annuals. These days, in order to spare inkers the pain, his work is largely shot directly from pencils or inked by himself, with some exceptions.
In his career, Arthur has worked on many titles, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, X men, Godzilla, Vampirella, Rocketeer, the Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, and the Hulk, to name a few. He also launched his creator owned, written, and drawn series Monkeyman and O'Brian in 1993 with Dark Horse Comics "Legend" imprint. He also had a ten-issue run on an anthology series featuring the character Jonnie Future. The eight page Jonnie Future stories appeared in Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (2002–2004). More recently, Arthur has been working on Ultimate X for Marvel Comics with writer Jeph Loeb, and issue one launched in 2010.
Adams has provided cover images for issues of the Justice League of America, Appleseed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Lantern, Hulk, Avengers, X Men, Red Sonja, Superman, Batman, and Vampirella, among other titles. In addition to his work in comic books, he has also produced popular commercial art, such as numerous illustrations for trading cards, posters, shirts, and various other comics-related merchandise. Outside the field of comics, he has also provided illustrations for various magazines, movies, video games, and worked in toy design, packaging art, and even a series of X-Men-themed Campbell Soup cans.
Arthur lives in Northern California in the woods somewhere, like his hero, Bigfoot. When told he should have a "Web" site he went outside and tried to spin his own web. It was funny and sad all at once. We got him back inside and gave him his medicine.


Joyce Chin is a comic book penciler, inker, colorist, and cover artist. She has created content under the Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dynamite Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and IDW Publishing labels. A large portion of Chin's work has been in creating comic book covers.

Chin's early work with DC began with Guy Gardner Warrior. She later progressed to work on a number of variant covers, mini-series, and special projects, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Vampirella, Tomb Raider, Red Sonja, and Wynonna Earp, among others. Her collaborations include work alongside her husband Arthur Adams, comic writer Gail Simone, and frequent cover art projects with Ivan Nunes.

Tobias Jelinek was born in Leesburg, Virginia. He grew up in Santa Barbara, California and studied theater at Laurel Springs High School in Ojai, California. He received his professional break at age 15 when a Disney scout spotted him in a stage production. The encounter lead to his first film role as Jay in Disney's classic Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Jelinek graduated from Bennington College in Vermont before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. In 2007, he starred in the smash hit Point Break Live! as Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) touring Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. In 2010, he made his debut television appearance in Spike TV's Kings By Night as Steven, the intense ex-convict looking for love in all the wrong places. His recent credits including recurring roles on Netflix's Stranger Things, Baskets (FX), and Major Crimes (TNT).


Larry Bagby is an American actor and musician who is best known as Ernie 'Ice' in Hocus Pocus, Larry Blaisdell in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pvt. Shirley "Hickey" Kendrick in Saints and Soldiers, Marshall Grant in Walk the Line, and Frank Ellis in The Young and the Restless.


In the comic book field Mark is known for MIAMI MICE, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and the graphic novel series COBALT 60. He has a strip running in issues 300-302 of HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE. He also designed a GARBAGE PAIL KIDS card as well as a special edition baseball card for TOPPS/Project 70. His latest project is a line of Bode gear that will be out this summer from the DeKryptic brand.

Stanley hosted the show "Creature Features" which aired science fiction and horror movies late into Friday and Saturday nights from 1979 to 1984, succeeding Bob Wilkins, the show's original host who practically hand-picked him to take over hosting duties of the show upon his retirement. John has also written many books on Horror Movies and being a Horror host. He will be introducing his newest book at the 2022 East Bay Comic Con.


Tone Rodriguez draws comic books. He started in 1999, penciling Violent Messiahs and the follow-up Lamenting Pain for Image Comics, followed shorty afterward with John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles where he worked directly with Debra Hill, John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Other books and card work followed, working on classic characters the likes of Conan The Barbarian, ShadowHawk and KISS from comic publishers like Zenascope, Top Cow, Image/Shadowline and Platinum Comics. Tone's work takes a cartoonish twist, having drawn for The Simpsons, Futurama, Radioactive Man and TreeHouse of Horror comic books for Bongo. More books followed: Dead Vengeance for DarkHorse Comics and Blood & Dust with writer Michael Martin. Recently he assisted Bill Morrison, inking his pencils for his Beatles Yellow Submarine graphic novel for Titan Publishing. Lastly his artwork appears on television, creating production art for several TV shows like Liv & Maddie, Dog with a Blog and Superstore. His work gets a prominent spot on NBC's The Office in the form of The Adventures of Jimmy Halpert comic book. He produced and created the look of The Dark Defender for Showtime's Dexter, where he also makes an appearance on screen as the episode's killer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Tone now resides in Lafayette, Louisiana with his wife April, their two dogs, two cats, two tortoises, and a partridge in a pear tree.


Chris Marrinan started out in commercial illustration churning out product art for dish soap and restaurant menus, but the lure to draw comics was powerful. He sent samples to Eclipse Comics and the rest is history. Before long Chris landed the plum job at DC Comics as penciler on Wonder Woman! This was followed by a move to Marvel Comics, where Chris drew such icons as Dr. Strange, Captain America, Nova, and Spider-Man and Wolverine! Back at DC, Chris drew adventures of both Superman and Batman. Chris has also drawn for Dark Horse Comics, and at Image Comics, his own book, HeadHunters.

Chris continues to draw for Heroic Publications on titles like Psyche, Liberty Girl and Vanguard of Liberty. He is also at work on his Patreon page, showcasing new art and an upcoming comic series.


Most people know Danny as the longtime inker for Marvel and DC Comics. His credentials include Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, West Coast Avengers, The Blue Beetle, and the Further Adventures of Indiana Jones

. In addition to American comics, Danny has also worked on Pilipino Komiks and helped launch the Atlantis Universe for a Canadian company.

He is currently working on comic books based on the stories of the Bible. This began with a 340-page comic book adaptation of the Bible called . Since then, Kingstone Comics has worked with Danny to fill in the books omitted from Good and Evil such as Revelation, Samson, Jonah, King David, and Joshua.


Jack Katz is an American comic book artist and writer, painter and art teacher best known for his graphic novel, "The First Kingdom," a 24-issue epic he began during the era of underground comix. Katz began working for comic-book publishers in the 1940s, when he was only around 16 years of age, during the Golden Age of Comic Books. His career in commercial work is a veritable who’s who. Katz worked for Jerry Iger Studio, King Features, Standard Comics, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s Studio, Timely Comics, Fiction House, Warren, Skywald and DC. When Jack finally decided to go independent, he wrote, penciled and inked his opus, "The First Kingdom" initially with Comics & Comix Co. from 1974 to 1977 and then with Bud Plant, a Comics & Comix co-founder. The final 24th issue was published in 1986. A recently discovered series of letters between Jack Katz and Will Eisner indicates Katz may have been the originator of the "graphic novel," as a term and certainly in practice, even if his work was initially released in a serialized form. Two more installments were added to "The First Kingdom" when it was issued as a hardcover reprint in six volumes by Titan Publishing in 2013. Katz has just completed a 500 page follow up he calls "Beyond the Beyond."


Lord Blood-Rah hosts the long running syndicated TV series "Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre" in which he presents the best, worst and wildest horror and science fiction films ever made. For over 10 years Lord Blood-Rah has presented live genre film shows throughout the Bay Area and across the country including "Chiller Diller Theatre," a monthly show presenting classic horror and sci-fi films every third Saturday night of the month at the Orinda Theatre, Orinda, Ca.

His latest ventures include "Lord Blood-Rah's Cathode Zone," a patreon exclusive weekly series presenting classic episodes of genre TV series available at patreon.com/lordbloodrah and "Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Auditorium," a radio series featuring old time radio episodes in a chilling new light. For more info please visit lordbloodrah.com.


Mike Hampton is a illustrator, colorist, and graphic designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is known for publishing such indie comic book titles as Captain A-Hole, Hot Zombie Chicks, and Eagle Eye. Mike has been a sketch card artist for Topps and Upper Deck contributing to several titles such as Mars Attacks, Star Wars, Marvel Masterworks, and X-Men. His work has been featured in the De Young Museum in San Francisco, Dark Horse Comics, Burning Man, and has collaborated with bands such as Rebelution, Rebirth Brass Band, and the actor Michael Rapaport. Mike is also the graphic designer and artist behind the patches on the popular Bart Bridge trucker hats.


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10:00 am to 5:00 pm
BOTH Exhibitor Room's OPEN!

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

Here what it is like to Create the #1 Trade Paperback in the US today... A talk with Tony Fleecs and Tone Rodriguez.

1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-

Here about working on the G.I. Joe Comics from Marvel to Now... with LARRY HAMA & STEVE LEIALOHA

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
HOCUS POCUS & Beyond... A Spotlight on Doug Jones, Larry Bagby & Tobius Jelinek

Meet the stars of one of the best "Halloween" movies ever made and hear a few cool stories from set, and what the future held for them.

3:30 - 4:30 *PANEL ROOMS 1-
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

Adult: Best Costume 1st Place
2nd Place & 3rd Place

Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place

Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place
2nd & 3rd Place

Children: Fan Favorite 1st Place

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.

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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