BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  

THE 7th ANNUAL
BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
COMIC BOOK AND FANTASY CONVENTION
BAKERSFIELD MARRIOTT
801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield's Orignal Comic Book Show!

SUNDAY. OCTOBER 26th, 2014
Sun. 10:00am TO 4:30pm

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

FREE PARKING!

Come join the fun and excitement of the Kern County's Biggest and Best 1 Day Comic Book and Fantasy Convention.


Find Classic Comics and MORE! at "BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON"

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THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL COMIC GUEST'S!
JAMES O'BARR
Yes, you heard me folks... 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 show.

---CANCELED---
Due to travel issues, James will not be able to attend this years Comic Con. Hopefully he will be able to make it next year. Sorry everyone.
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).
MARK TEXEIRA
Mark is considered one of the top "painers" in the world of comics. His work has dominated many titles from Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Vampirella, Spider-Man and so many more. It is an honor to have a talent like Mark's here at our show.
NAJEE DE-TIEGE
In 2009 was the Biggest Break in his Acting Career, when he was Booked to Play the Blue Ranger in the hit kids television series "Power Rangers Super Samurai" on Nickelodeon. This was so surreal to him being apart of a franchise that was One of the biggest hit's in his Childhood and also leave the country for the first time in his life, to fly out and film in New Zealand.
JIMMY HUNT
Jimmy Hunt was born on December 4, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. He was seven years old when he was selected by an MGM talent scout to play Van Johnson as a child in High Barbaree (1947). From that point onward, the freckle-faced Hunt remained in great demand as a general-purpose juvenile. He went on to play Evelyn Keyes' foster child (and plot motivator) in The Mating of Millie (1947), the "mean widdle kid" Junior in Red Skelton's Fuller Brush Man (1948), and Ronald Reagan's son in Louisa (1950). At 20th Century-Fox, he appeared as William Gilbreth, one of the twelve offspring of efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth(Clifton Webb) in Cheaper by the Dozen (1950); two years later, he played another member of the Gilberth clan in the Dozen sequel Belles on the Toes(1952). It wasn't until his 38th film that he played his most famous role as wideeyed David Maclean in the sci-fi thriller Invaders from Mars 1953). At fourteen, Hunt decided that he didn't want to pursue an acting career any more. After college, he worked in military intelligence in Germany; more recently, he was an industrial tool and dye salesman in the San Fernando Valley. At the request of director Tobe Hooper, Jimmy Hunt made one last, nostalgic fling at acting, playing the role of the police chief in the 1986 remake of Invaders from Mars. Jimmy is also a Bakersfield resident.
TONY FLEECS
Tony is best known for his work on "My Little Pony".
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
DREW JOHNSON
Drew Edward Johnson started drawing comic books in 1996 with Dark Horse Comics'/Lucasfilm's STAR WARS X-WING: ROGUE SQUADRON. His work has since been published by DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Top Cow, DDP and Wildstorm. Drew is probably best known for his work on DC Comics' WONDER WOMAN #195-210, #211, and #214. Other ongoing series work has included DC Comics' SUPERGIRL, and Wildstorm's THE AUTHORITY. Over the course of his career, Johnson has been a member of Macon, GA's Jolly Roger Studio, Macon, GA's Studio Phoenix, which he co-founded with Ray Snyder and Dan Jolley, and Portland, OR's Mercury Studio, which is now known as Periscope Studio. These days, Drew lives in Burbank, CA with his wife, Animator/Director Karen Carnegie Johnson, their daughter Cole, and a really dumb cat named Lucy.
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 Incapable for Thrillbent, various Coloring Books for Dreamworks Consumer Products, and his creator-owned series Runner, which will be published sometime in 2014.
DAVID CALCANO
David used to be a systems engineer, until he went nuts and dropped his career to start a small, animation ad agency called NoseCode in the United Kingdom. Today, he works at TitanPost in Los Angeles, where he creates animated content, using 2D and 3D animation. He's the man behind Fantoons, a comic strip and animated series about the craziness of rock & roll bands and their fans. David's latest comic book features more than 100 rock & roll parodies from the likes of Rush, Kiss, Metallica, and many more. Plus, it's been getting rave reviews from industry luminaries like Tone Rodriguez (KISS comics, The Simpsons) but, more importantly, receiving a ton of love from rock and prog fans from all over the world (almost 40K Facebook fans!). Stop by our booth and let's chat about cartoons and classic rock', Oh, you want to know more? Ok! "Fantoons", the animated series, has earned more than forty film festival nominations around the world, including screenings at San Diego Comic Con and winning the best animated short at Londonâ's Portobello Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the world. Every episode is produced in full 2D animation; David's vision is to bring that cartoon style back into fashion. His influences go from John K's "Ren & Stimpy" to Hanna-Barbera, Go Nagai, Looney Toons and Walt Disney animation. Currently, David is working on several projects, including a new comic strip called "The World According to Ed", about a seven-year old boy who plans to save the world. He's a Venezuelan/British kid living in Los Angeles.
DEREK FRIDOLFS
Derek has worked as a writer for DC Comics (Batman Li'l Gotham, Batman Arkham Unhinged, Detective Comics, Adventures Of Superman, Legends Of The Dark Knight), IDW (Dexter's Laboratory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The New Animated Adventures), and BOOM (Adventure Time Annual). He is also an inker and cover artist on such titles as Batman Eternal, Batman And Robin Future's End, Powerpuff Girls, Looney Tunes, and more.
D-20 GIRLS
I Love my body! - Body Positivity in cosplay.
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.
KEN PENDERS
Best known for his work on Archie's SONIC THE HEDGEHOG series, Ken is also known for his work on a variety of titles such as STAR TREK, GREEN HORNET, CAPTAIN ATOM, FORGOTTEN REALMS and many others published by Marvel, DC, Now, Malibu and others. Ken also created, wrote and illustrated THE LOST ONES published by Image Comics.
Ken is currently at work on his latest graphic novel THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES: SHATTERED TOMORROWS, featuring the characters he owns that originally appeared in the SONIC and KNUCKLES series published by Archie Comics.
AIDAN CASSERLY
Aidan Casserly is the creator, writer, and artist of the comic SCAPULA. First published in 2007, Scapula is the ongoing series about the World's Worst Villain (seriously). The webcomic updates four days a week at www.scapulacomic.com.
Aidan currently works as a storyboard artist, caricaturist, illustrator, and animator.
JUST ADDED GUEST...
BILL MORRISON
Best known for his work as Editor/Art Director/Artist/Cover Artist/Inker/Writer/Designed and all around "Great Guy" at Bongo Comics (The makers of all comics for... The SIMPSONS). Bill has also worked as an Illustrator, Movie Poster Artist (Painting MANY of the Classic "Disney" poster in the 1980's)and Publisher. Bill is also a Eisner Award winner.
ADAM HARRINGTON
With 15 years under his belt as a VO pro, Adam Harrington is one of the nation's top video game voice actors. Since the day he found an Atari 5200 under his Xmas tree in the early 80s, Harrington has been an avid gamer. He loves sharing his gaming VO experiences with anyone who will listen, in fact, it's often difficult to get him to shut up about it once he gets started. Very much in his comfort zone when interacting with gamers.
Adam is well known throughout the industry for his seemingly endless stable of diverse character voices:http://youtu.be/ayu8ogeH41c
Currently Adam is voicing Sheriff Bigby Wolf (and Bigby's longtime nemesis The Woodsman) in Telltale Games' "The Wolf Among Us", the critically acclaimed interactive adaptation of Bill Willingham's iconic "Fables" comic book series.
Not to mention, Andy St. John, Leland & Jerry in Telltale's "The Walking Dead the Game".
Adam has voiced many hundreds of gaming characters throughout his career, for scores of epic titles, cult favorites, and yes, a few clunkers here and there (which often are the most fun to reminisce about). Some of Harrington's more iconic gaming characters are his five "League of Legends"champs: Shaco, Mordekaiser, Ryze, Karthus and Kassadin. He is well known by legions of dedicated "Summoners" (League of Legends players) for his fan-interaction (some examples:http://www.youtube.com/user/harringtonvo) With over a half million views combined, the Summoners particularly enjoyed Harrington's "League of Legends Cypher". Along with many other fan-favorite video game VO themed videos.
Ashleymarie Sey Lively
& Jacqueline Monroe

Ashleymarie Sey Lively is a well known local artist, name painter and paper cut illustrator. She actively shows her art in galleries all over including San Diego Comic Con, the Rothick art haus in Anaheim, and Metro Galleries just to name a few. She has worked for Disney and art for the gaming industry and even various cities. Currently, Sey is a freelance artist and has been focusing her time on graphic design for small businesses, leather brush name paintings and sketches in between being a stay at home mom. Teaming up again with Sey is her trusty art sister, Jacqueline Monroe, a brilliant watercolor artist who currently illustrates two web comics and can be found at other Cons like San Diego and Long Beach. Both artists attended California State University of Long Beach where they met in the Illustration program and have been friends ever since.
SCOTT SHAW
Scott ahs been to every single BFCC since #1. He is a friend of the show, just can't miss this one.
Scott is one of the most talented creators in the world on Animation/Comics. He has heald the title of Artist, Writer, Inker, Colorest, Publisher.. all in the comics world. And has been Writer, Producer, Designer, Animator, Production Designer, Story Board Artist and more for the world of Animation. He is a true Comic Historian in both Animation and Comics. Go by and say hi to a true legend in this industry.
DAN DRERETON
Dani is best known as a "painter" in the world of Comics. He created "the Nocturnals" 20 years ago, and has worked on many books, such as... Batman, Spider-Man, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Simpsons, Vampirells, Worlds Finest, Justice League, Lady Justice, Captain America and SOOOOOOO Many more over his 25 year career as a Comic Book Illustrator/Writer/Creator and Fan.
STEPHANIE LESNIAK
Stephanie Lesniak has managed and designed for some of the most successful animated television shows and comic books to date. As a talented designer, she single handedly pencils, inks, and colors all of SCRAP PICTURES art content.
She has worked with many animation studios that have included CARTOON NETWORK and KLASKY CSUPO INC. TV film credits include SQUIRREL BOY, THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK, and REGULAR SHOW.
Before she was in the animation Biz she was in the comic business serving as a Graphic Designer at TOP COW PRODUCTIONS INC. She was responsible for developing and creating book layouts, logo designs, and ad designs for such titles as WITCHBLADE, TOMB RAIDER, BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, WANTED, and THE DARKNESS, among others.
Stephanie has also inked, drawn, and colored for many independent graphic novels and has made a few appearances in various film documentaries involving how to break into the comic book industry.
Stephanie is an illustration graduate of Art Center College of Design.

CHARITY RAFFLE!
There will be a Raffle, with all donations going to the Bakersfield Food Bank, A dozen Prizes will be given away, 3 Grand Prizes are... To Be Announced.
Drawing will take place at 2:00 pm at the show, and you must be present to win. Raffle Tickets are only $1.00, and you can buy as many as you wish. Last years Raffle raised $1,525.00, Everyone get together, and lets beat that number by at least $200.00.


THERE WILL BE AN OFFICIAL CBCS Representative on Hand to Accept Any/All Comics for "Third Party" Grading. Also If you wish to get your comics Authenticated for "SIGNATURE SERIES" Grading from any of our Amazing Guests attending the convention, nows the perfect chance...

SHOW SCHEDULE

*12:00 PM
D-20 Girls on Cosplay
I Love my body! - Body Positivity in cosplay, how to embrace your own body, and be conscious and aware of how to be body positive towards yourself and others.

*1:00 PM
Tips Of Having A successful KICKSTARTER
Nate Watson will give tips and answer qustions of the best ways to create/run/finish a Successful "Crowd Funding" project.

*2:00 PM
Using Your Voice Box with ADAM HARRINGTON
A fun Talk and Q & A with one of the Gaming Industries leading Voice Actors

*3:00 PM
2nd ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST!
That's 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 $100.00
2nd Place$ 50.00
3rd & 4th Place$ 10.00 ea

Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 25.00

Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place $20.00
2nd & 3rd Place $10.00 ea

Children: Fan Favorite 1st Place $20.00

*BFCC 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
No skit is nessisary (Save that for Bak-Anime, where we have a Stage)
Must registered the day of show. Sign up at the Registration, and at Carleyfornias Booth.
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.

At (about) 3:00 pm, Come Take pictures with the Fans, and EVERYONE IN COSTUME is invited to take a group "photo shoot" to be used on the BFCC website and Face Book for all to see.

*GAME CARD DEMO'S & TOURNAMENTS



STAR WARS COMES TO BAKERSFIELD


Meet the members of "The Twin Suns"
The Local San Joaquin Star Wars Fan Club

FREE! Print
The 1st 250 Paid Attendees thru the door WILL get A FREE Original Limited Edition print done for Bakersfield Comic-Con by This Years special guest. One of the prints will be done by Lucasanimation Artist... and friend of the show...Nate Watson of "Drax & Gamora" from the hit movie...Guardians of the Galaxy

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


THANK YOU BAKERSFIELD!

I would also like to Thank the fans of Bakersfield who came to our first 6 shows and helped make it one of the Best show I have ever attended. The Energy and Happiness went beyond anything I could have imagined... Thank You!.


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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