EAST BAY COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  

CONCORD HILTON
1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA
East Bay's Newest Orignal Comic Book Show!
Sun. 10:00am TO 4:30pm

Admission is Only $5.00
(Children under 8yrs are Free)

Come join the fun and excitement of the Contra Costa County's Biggest and Best 1 Day Comic Book and Fantasy Convention. Once called Hayward-Con at Centennial Hall, we have finally found us a new home.





JOIN US SATURDAY NIGHT
FEB. 15TH at 7:PM
For a FREE Showing of
THE CROW
With Secial Guest...

JAMES O'BARR

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THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL COMIC & CELEBRITY GUEST'S!
JAMES O'BARR

Best known for his creation of "The Crow", James is an amazing story teller, master illustrator and fantastic painter. A legend as a comic book artist, and we are proud to welcome him to our 1st show.
DAN BRERETON
Dan Brereton is one of the Comics leading "Painting Artists". Having worked on such titles as... Batman, Superman, Worlds Finest, Vampirella, Iron Fist, Justice League, Thrillkiller and more. His most famous work was his creation of "The Nocturnals" celebrating 20 years as one of this industies leading "Horror" Comic series.
TONE RODRIGUEZ.
Tone is currently working on the "Kiss" comics for IDW and Futurama for Bongo Comics. He has also done work on Simpsons Comics (more Tree House of Horror stories than any other artist), Mayhem!, Covenant, Dexter TV Show (artist and appeared in season 2), Violent Messiahs, Snake Pliskin and more
MARK BADGER
Mark has been working in comics for over 25 years. He has worked for Marvel, DC, Darkhorse and almost every major comic company. Today Mark is working on mostly Digital Art. He will be hosting a "Tribute to Jack Kirby" panel at our show.
RICH KOSLOWSKI
Rich has been been a comic book "cartoonist" for a dozen years now, Starting with "Sonic the Hedgehog" with Archie Comics. He went on th work on Dork Towers, Geeksville, Three Fingers, The King, The List and more. Rich also opened an art supply store "Art Supplies, Ink".
RICHARD KIEL
SPECIAL BREAKING NEWS...
Richard Kiel has agreed to be a Special Celebrity Guest at our 1st EBCC...

Richard Kiel, who is best known for his roles as "Jaws" in the James Bond films has been an actor for nearly thirty-eight years. Like Michael Douglas, Ron Howard, Rob Reiner and Penny Marshall, he has picked up a lot of experience by osmosis. Kiel wrote, produced and starred in his own television show, "THE PAUL BUNYAN SHOW" in 1963. He wrote his first screenplay "THE DANCE OF DEATH" in 1965. In the 1970's he co-wrote "THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN," and began co-writing several family films including "CONSIDER THE RAVENS," WITH WINGS AS EAGLES" and "ESCAPE FROM PARADISE."
In the early 90's he co-wrote "THE GIANT OF THUNDER MOUNTAIN." He then raised the funds to make his first movie. Acting as Co-Executive Producer, and implementing a innovative incentive system, Kiel brought the film in under budget and ahead of schedule. The film received two "Four Star" reviews during its test marketing and the "Film Advisory Board's - Family Film Award of Excellence."
IVY DOOMKITTY
Ivy is a Bellydancer, Cosplayer, Host, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy has been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to take the plunge by showing her fandom through cosplay. She now uses this newfound passion to create her own costumes and use them to bring to life her favourite characters from gaming and comics as well as creating a positive impact in the cosplay community. Iv was recently the Featured Cosplayer on the webseries, "Cospladies", a short documentary on the trials, tribulations, and love of cosplay. Ivy Doomkitty recently collaborated with Pop Fury, a collective of some of the most talented cosplayers today, with the emphasis on bringing the cosplay community together. Ivy is also a member of the West Coast Avengers/Avengers Initiative, taking part in charity events in Southern California.
In the past, she has interviewed some incredible talent at Wizard World, including Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno, Arthur Suydam, Michael Golden, and more.
Ivy also handles promotions and cosplay talent coordination for Big Wow! Comicfest.
You can book Ivy Doomkitty for events and conventions by emailing her at ivydoomkitty@hotmail.com
JOHN STANLEY
Actor/Writer . Best known to Bay Area fans as the TV Horror host of the late night "Creature Features" show
TOM WYRSCH
Actor/Writer. Official Creature features Archives keeper. "Watch Horror films" and "Keep America Strong" and "Back to Space-Con"
C. ANDREW NELSON
Best known as the Only "other" actor to portray "Darth Vader". He has also worker as an Animation Designer/Story Board Artist/ Matt Painter... and more (Mostly for Lucas Arts and ILM).
STREPHON TAYLOR
Actor/Writer. Owner of November Fire apparel & November Fire recorings. Founder of Sacilege BC, Hobgoblin and Slob
JOE WEEMS
Joe Weems is an Illustrator and Harvey award nominated Inker of some repute (probably ill amongst his editors). For more then 20 years He's been Inking Comic books and has 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! Currently He is the monthly Inker on Worlds Finest for DC Comics.
TIM VIGIL
Tim Vigil is a comic book artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre. His main graphic novel Faust (with co-creator David Quinn) was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the movie Faust: Love of the Damned (2001).
RICHARD BECKER
Starting his career as a comic book inker, Rich is best known for his version of "How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way" for kids. Rich is also known for his work on "Pirate Comics" for Black Swan. He has been teaching art to kids of all ages for years. A great Bay Area talent.
CARLYFORNIA
Gothic Lolita & Steampunk fashion seamstress/model, artist, designer. Attended the prestigious FIDM Fashion Institute in San Fransisco before launching her gothic lolita clothing line in 1999. Won several awards in fashion/cosplay designs including being crowned "Princess Ai" by Tokyopop as well as being featured in their manga. Her graphic design and comic work began in 1996 with calligraphy & how to draw books. She has taught art and sewing around the world and worked as costume/art director, drawing concept art for film, fashion, graphic design.
LAZY BONES
Ken Thomas (Lazy Bones) and his son / business partner Jake Thomas are Lazy Bones Studios. They have a shared love of comics, writing, publishing, comic art and the entire comic book genre. In 2009, while walking the floor at a comic book & toy convention, Ken thought up Anne Frankenstein: Nazi Hunter. Later that year a friend, artist Nate Watson, read the script and created the first likeness of Anne. Nate presented the drawing toLazy Bones and encouraged him to move forward with the character.

With three Anne Frankenstein: Nazi Hunter books now written, Book I is currently in production (Pencils and Ink by Jake Thomas).

Other Lazy Bones Studios projects include Bumhunters & Bumpires (in the first CKMT Horror Anthology), Snake, The Tale of a Well Hung Man, Abe Lincoln Vs Kris Kringle, Billie (The Kid), Thora, The Adventures of Sam & Freddy, Saga of the Space Frontiersmen, Imagine a Planet, 3 different publications on Tattoo Flash.
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.
DAN FOGEL
Dan Fogel was born in San Francisco in 1965, and having spent his formative years throughout that fabled city’s Psychedelic Era, was destined to become recognized worldwide as his generation's leading authority and historian of Counter-Culture, Underground, Alternative, and Adult comic books.
NATE WATSON
Nate Watson has illustrated comic books featuring well-known properties including Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Toy Story and The Croods. In 2010 he joined Lucasfilm Animation as a Visual Development artist on Star Wars Detours, and realized a lifelong dream of working in the field of animation. He is currently illustrating the digital-first comic series The Incapeables for Thrillbent, various Coloring Books for Dreamworks Consumer Products, and his creator-owned series Runner, which will be published sometime in 2014.
AGE SCOTT
Adrian "Age" Scott is the creator and illustrator of the 1st and longest running HipHop comic book, "Won and Phil, The HipHop Heroes" and radio personality for KPR1radio.com. For over 20 years, Age has created many books using HipHop as a writing tool, with books like SUPERHOOD and CREEPYSHOW he continues to lead the way showing HipHop in a different view. Age is super excited as he prepares to debut his new book U.G.C.K. please come hang with this cool guy.
MIKE HAMPTON
Mike Hampton has been self-publishing comics for over 10 years. Mike has written and illustrated popular indie titles such as Captain 'A', Hot Zombie Chicks, and has jumped into Superhero territory with "Eagle Eye & The Quail". Also a graphic designer and colorist, Mike lent his digital coloring talents to the latest issue of Brandon Bracamonte's "The Mustache Ride". Sketch card artist for Topps' 2012 and 2013 "Mars Attacks" and "Star Wars - Galactic Files Series 1 & 2"cards and currently in development with a several comic book projects, Mike resides in Berkeley, CA.
BRANDON BRACAMONTE
Brandon Bracamonte' (aka The Bracamonster) first onto the Northern California Indy Comic Book scene in 2008 with his debut book "Hey! Rube". In 2010 Bracamonte' released the underground sensation "The Mustache Ride" and "Kiss of Death" (aka "The Homicide Chicks"). Brandon's unique style of art comes from roughly 15 years of being tattoo artist, with over 50 award winning tattoos. Bracamonte lent his artistic efforts to the Topps "Star Wars- Galactic Files" sketch cards, and is currently in development with a new title to be released this year. He proudly resides in Sacramento, CA.
GABRIEL MOORE-TOPAZIO
Gabriel Moore-Topazio is a local bay area comic book writer and artist. Self-Publishing as Wrought Comics, his new series ASYLUM (featuring cover art by Santa Cruz artist Lauren Day Benson) is a dystopian fantasy that any fan of comics and superheroes will enjoy!"
JACKIE LO
Jackie is a bay area artist, best known for her blog series ‘Angry Artist Alley’, which talks about the positive and negative endeavors sitting behind artist alley and how to deal with them, and her comic 'Detergent', about a mindtrip to a new land and going on an adventure with a monster whose ego has been lost. She's currently working on a self-starter game project called Destiny Limit (www.destinylimit.net), as well as a biographic webcomic called ‘Life Lessons’ (http://lifelessonscomic.tumblr.com/). Some of her other works include a variety of minicomics for the EnterVoid comic community, and 'The Art of San Francisco' for the Scifi SanFrancisco Anthology.
CASEY STORM NORTHERN
My name is Casey Storm Northern and my business is Tinybully Knits. I went to San Francisco Academy of Art University, and have been a geek girl my whole life. I knit and crochet hats, gloves and accessories, and I make unique peyote beaded jewelry, most of which is one-of-a-kind. I've been beading since I was 9, knitting since college, and crocheting for the last few years. I love zombies, comics, fairies and animals - I draw inspiration from all over! I love being able to do something nerdy and artistic that is also something you can use in your everyday life.
RICHARD ZERGA
Richard Zerga is co-owner of LEGENDS of Heroes & Villains and LHV Publishing with his daughter. Richard is the writer and lead artist on the comic book, 'Taffy's Nightmare Tales', the lead artist on 'Squirrel', and the lead conceptual art designer for Chuck Jarman, owner of Bump in the Night FX, where Richard designs stuff that nightmares are made!
KRISTI 'BATZ' ZERGA
Krist 'Batz' Zerga is one half of the twisted, creative duo behind the highly successful 'Kitty & Batz' series, with her best friend, Dianna 'Kitty' Spain. Other comic book titles Batz has worked on are 'Taffy's Nightmare Tales' and 'Squirrel'. She is co-owner of LEGENDS of Heroes & Villains and LHV Publishing with her father, and is an apprentice sculptor for Chuck Jarman owner of 'Bump in the Night FX'.
FOURTHWAY COMICS
Fourth Way Comics is an outlet for the endless remix that is the work of Radio Free Clear Light and our collaborative partners. We publish unique and experimental juxtapositions of visual and literary art without restraint. We are a core group of three artists and writers, Lydia Harari, Etanna Zak and Juan Carlos Mendizabal (aka Radio Free Clear Light). As the creators of Fourth Way Comics, we have contributed to each comic that we offer. We work in several parallel disciplines; electronic music, texts, graphics and video and allow each of them to affect the others in unpredictable ways.
DEVIN HUGHES
I've drawn & self published several comic series under the name 'Darkeye Studios' (hey, it sounded cool at the time!) over the past several years. My current series is 'Bremen' fantasy themed comic with some steampunk elements. It tells the story of the titular character Bremen, a young hybrid coming to terms with his rare abilities and a shadowy organization that seeks to exploit them. Most of my works can be seen on my online gallery at: darkeye36.deviantart.com, for updates regarding comics & other projects, you can follow me on facebook at.facebook.com/DEstudios.
SEAN FAHEY
Founder of Black Jack Press, publisher of the critically acclaimed Weird West comic book anthology Tall Tales from the Badlands. Sean’s work has also been featured in Digital Webbing Presents, 215 Ink’s Ignition, Magic Bullet, DC Comics, GrayHaven Comics’ The Gathering and the Harvey nominated anthology District Comics from Fulcrum Press. He will soon be featured in the upcoming World War I anthology To End All Wars, from Soaring Penguin Press. www.facebook.com/BlackJackPress
MURPHY MILBURN
I'm Murphy Milburn. An independent cartoonist based in San Francisco specializing in creating alternative comics books. I'll be exhibiting in the artist alley
Meet the cast of
Creepy KOFY Movie Time!

Come chat it up with some of the cast from Creepy KOFY Movie Time! Autographs will be signed, photos will be taken, and creepiness will be had! With:
BALROK DEL CAVO
Balrok del Cavo is the host of Creepy KOFY Movie Time and an all around nice demon.
SHOTZI BLACKHEART
Shotzi Blackheart appears on Creepy KOFY Movie Time and tries hard not to puke on set...Outside of the cave she is in the ring training to be a pro wrestler and spends all spare time watching more horror films.
MELISSA WORTMAN
Melissa Wortman is a Marine veteran turned alternative model and over all geeky as all hell!
FAYE FATALE
Joining the CKMT cast in Season 9, Faye Fatale also works as a dancer and pin-up model, and can usually be found with her cute little nose in a book. Come for the beauty, stay for the brains.
Madison Hannah
Madison Hannah newest cave girl and all around wonderful person. Ask her if she is a magician!
MORE TO BE ADDED!.
Keep checking back for updates on Guests.

PANELS & EVENTS SCHEDULE

10:00 am to 4:30 pm BOTH Exhibitor Rooms OPEN!

11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL-Cosplay Filmmaking: 101
A special presentation on how to make your own indie Cosplay / Action film utilizing today’s resources and technology. Covering everything from cameras to editing, from costume designing to distribution, if you've ever wanted to make your own movie, don't miss this discussion exclusively at East Bay Comic-Con.
Workshop presenter: DESCIPLE is a Bay Area Filmmaker / Prop builder/ Cosplayer with extensive work in film production and Sound Design. Some of his work will be on display at EBCC. (The Bat Knight, The Iron Maiden, and Eric Draven 1:1 scale character statues)..


12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL-Using Content Analysis to Understand Comics
This workshop will introduce the social science method of content analysis as a tool to better understand comics. This research method can be used for research projects for college or school, for settling bets between friends on comics, or just for fun. No math beyond basic arithmetic is involved.
Workshop presenter: Dr. Louis Schubert of City College of San Francisco, Professor of Political Science and instructor of the "Comics, Power, and Society" course.

1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL/SLIDESHOW- A TRIBUTE TO JACK "KING" KIRBY
Welcome Special Guest Mark Badger as he and other guests walk us thru a special tribute to one of the greatest creators in all of Comicdom!

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL/FILM- BACK TO SPACECON
Take a journey back in time with the producers of the documentary film "Back to SpaceCon", the story of the 1970's Bay Area Star Trek/Sci Fi conventions. Tom Wyrsch and Strephon Taylor, which Creature Features Host John Stanley, will present a behind the scenes look at the SpaceCon conventions with rare footage and Q&A.


3:00 - 4:00 *1st 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 $50.00
2nd Place$ 20.00
3rd & 4th Place$ 10.00 ea

Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 20.00

Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place $20.00
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- Age Scott presents "Hip-Hop, Comics and Why we need to be PHRESH!!"
In this day and age (!) everyone is into computers, everyone has a facebook page and smart phones. Thats all good and dandy but we as a people should put the ipads and the gizmos down and continue to create with our imagination. Age will conduct a 30min panel regarding the importance of being creative and why we all should write comic books, create HipHop and in general...BE PHRESH!!!

At (about) 3:00 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.

COSTUMES!
Be sure to check out the 1st Annual EAST BAY Comic-Con "COSTUME CONTEST" with Cash prizes!



DOOR PRIZES

All Door Prizes will be donated by local retailers and the show.

INDUSTRY GIVE-A-WAYS!

As usuall. I will be contacting as many industry people as I can for promotional material to give to the fans that attend.

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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