BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  

THE 6th ANNUAL
BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
COMIC BOOK AND FANTASY CONVENTION
BAKERSFIELD MARRIOTT
801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield's Orignal Comic Book Show!

SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2013
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 CELEBRITY GUEST'S!
KATHY GARVER
Star of TV, Screen and Stage (and more) will be atending this years show.
Best Known for her work on the hit TV show "Family Affair" as the older sister "Cissy", she was also the voice of "Firestar" on the hit cartoon "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends". She has also done many guest appearances on hit TV show, multiple Voice Acting gigs along with lots of Movie and Stage work. Kathy is also an award winning Author and has a great "Cook Book" too (I've used it). Lets all give Kathy a Great Bakersfield Welcome.
PARKER STEVENSON
THATS RIGHT BAKERSFIELD, ONLY PARKERS 3rd APPEARANCE.
His first notable screen appearance was a starring role in the 1972 movie A Separate Peace. After graduating from Rye Country Day School, Brooks School, and Princeton University, he moved to Hollywood, where he landed a role opposite Sam Elliott in the film Lifeguard.
Stevenson became well-known from starring with teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy in the The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries series, which ran 1977–79 on ABC-TV.
In 1983, he co-starred in the hit movie Stroker Ace as Burt Reynolds's brash race-car driving arch-nemesis Aubrey James.
In 1986, Stevenson starred as Billy Hazard in Book II of the television miniseries North and South. He co-starred with his then wife Kirstie Alley, who portrayed his sister, Virgilia Hazard. He then starred on the short-lived TV series Probe in 1988.
He was part of the original cast of Baywatch in the 1989 season, returning for the syndicated 1997 and 1998 seasons. He also had a recurring role as a computer tycoon on Melrose Place during the second season. In 1998, he starred in the film Legion.


THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL COMIC GUEST'S!
SERGIO ARAGONES
Yes, you heard me folks... The Greatist living Cartoonist in the World! Right here in Bakersfield!
Best known for his work in "Mad Magazine" he has also graced the world with hundreds of great books both as a writer and artist, including... Gro the Wonderer, The Spirit, Plop, Fanboy, Sergio's Funnies (one of my favorites and still running), House of Mystery, The Simpsons (many titles) and so much more. It is an honor to have Sergio Aragones as a guest this year, don't miss this oppertunity to stop by and say Hi.
DAN BRERETON
Dan Brereton is one of the Comics leading "Paiting 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 almost 20 years as one of this industies leading "Horror" Comic serieses.
DREW JOHNSON
Drew is best known for his work on Star wars with darkhorse Comics and Wonder Woman for DC, he has also worked on many more great books, such as... Spider-Man, Spider-Man Unlimited, Supergirl and The Authority. Drew is makeing his 1st Appearence at the BFCC, Be sure to stop by and say HI!
SCOTT SHAW!
Simpsons Comic Book Artist/Writer, Capt. Carrot, Underground artist, Sonic the Hedgehog, and So Much More!... Scott is currently working on the on-going "Annoying Orange" graphic novels and cartoon Welcome Back Scott
DEREK FRIDOLFS
Derek is a writer on the all-ages hit Batman: Li'l Gotham. He has written for Batman Arkham Unhinged, Batman Beyond Unlimited, DC "Villain Month" Poison Ivy, and the first annual to Adventure Time. He also has worked as an artist and inker for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Boom, Mirage Studios, and IDW.
TONY FLEECS.
Hey all you "My Little Pony" fans... Now is a chance to meet one of the artists of the popular comic book by IDW. Also Tony has worked on other books, such as... In My Lifetime, Fire Breather, Johny Wadd, Postcards
JOEL ADAMS
Joel has made his mark in the world of Animation... He has even won an Emmy for his work on "King Of The Hill". He is currently working on his "Lilz" line of Anime style girlz.
DUE TO WIRK SCHEDULE, JOEL HAS TO CANCEL, BUT WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR
STEPHANIE LESNIAK.
Stephanie has designed several animated television shows and comic books to date. She is a full time artist, penciler, inker, and colorer for Scrap picturs' hit comic "Blazing Brandy". She also works for Cartoon Network as the Production Coordinator for their show "Squirrel Boy".
TONE RODRIGUEZ.
Tone is currently working on the "Kiss" comics and Futurama for Bongo Comics. He has also done work on Simpsons Comics (The most Tree House of Horror stories than any other artist), Mayhem!, Covenant, Dexter TV Show (artist and appeared in season 2), and Violent Messiahs, Snake Pliskin and more
BILL MORRISON
Bill Morrison is best known for his work with Bongo Comics (The Simpsons line of Comic Books). Bill has also worked as a Movie poster artist (in the 1980's and early 90's he painted many Disney poster including "Little Mermaid" and "Oliver & Co."). Bill is one the leading "illustrators" working in comics today... and has a Batman collection that would knock your socks off!. Bill is a great painter, writer, editor and artist, be sure to stop by his table and say Hi
FRANK CIRACCO.
The 'professional' start of that career began at Continuity Studios in New York, a commercial art studio specializing in advertising illustration. As Frank turned 20 years old, he got a crash course in the basics of the commercial art world during this time and, in 1977 returned to California to open a studio of his own where he has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since.

Frank's artwork has been present on the art collector's market and in a number of gallery shows for years. He has worked as a production artist, designer, art director, writer, editor and creative director for a variety of companies including Dreamworks, Yahoo!, LucasArts, Marvel Comics, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, LeapFrog, Mattel, Universal Studios and Rocket Science Games.
CHRIS MORINO
Chris Moreno is a comics artist and creator whose work has appeared in Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, and the upcoming POP! The Darlings of America from IDW, as well as The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics. His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image. His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
LELA DOWLING
My artwork naturally tends towards fantasy and science fiction themes and by early college I began entering West Coast sci-fi and fantasy convention art shows. My detailed pen and ink, pencil and watercolor illustrations still show traces of an early influence by the English Illustrator Arthur Rackham. My earlier and better-known works include a set of four portfolios with dragon and unicorn themes published by Schanes & Schanes. Not long after that I began working in the comic book industry, primarily on two bimonthly black & white titles for Eclipse Comics. 'The Dreamery', for which I did a cartoon rendition of 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', and 'Fusion'. A humorous spin-off of one of the back-up stories in 'Fusion' was ‘The Weasel Patrol', a collaboration with Ken Macklin. I also did the layouts and finished pencils for a three-part graphic novel rendition of Anne McCaffrey's 'Dragonflight'. I worked at LucasArts doing cartoon character animation for their critically acclaimed PC game 'Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle', and 'Sam & Max Hit the Road'. I later freelanced for other computer game companies as well.

Most recently my husband and I have started an online wildlife art gallery, please visit us at www.skylandgallery.com. Now living in the Santa Cruz mountains in Northern California with my husband Frank Cirocco, I work primarily for his commercial art business 'Lightsource Studios', which he owns and manages with partner Gary Winnick.
CHRISTOPHER RYDER
A game/Prop artist for Blizzard Entertainment, Chris has worked an many projects in the gaming and Comic book world, he is currently artist for "Dames in the Atomic age".
JUST ADDED!.
Keep checking back for updates on Guests.
DALE BERRY
Writer, artist, radio personality, indie publisher, Dale is the Bay Area-based author of the critically acclaimed Tales of the Moonlight Cutter graphic novel series.
ASHLEYMARIE & JACQULINE
Ashleymarie Sey Lively (right) and Jacqueline Monroe (left) are teaming up yet again to displaying, draw and create originals right before your very eyes!

Ashleymarie Sey Lively (Sey Studios) loves to draw and paint, with a passion. She has done work for television shows, books, magazines, theaters, and collectors. Her artwork has displayed in exhibitions from LA to New York City (including being seen on CONAN). A born and raised Bakersfield native, Sey also privately teaches art to students of all ages.

Jacqueline (The Art of Jacqueline Monroe) is inclined to create adorable wacky characters (some innocent, others mischievous) and imaginatively illustrates their stories. Currently she is focusing her talents developing her own web comic, Saints & Sinners.
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.
ERWIN LEDFORD
Erwin Ledford is a local cartoonist and graphic designer. He makes comics which take a humorous look at growing up in Bakersfield. His comics include "Lil' Erwin", which depicts his childhood growing up as a chubby awkward kid in Bakersfield, and its sequel "Quit' Yer Blubberin'". Also available is the first volume of "The Plainest Pictorial Periodical" which collects various comic strips and illustrations. At Bakersfield Comic Con, he will be debuting his newest book "The Plainest Pictorial Periodical Vol. 2"!
STU LIVINGTON
Stu Livingston is a Los Angeles based cartoonist and storyboard artist, with work appearing most recently on "FUTURAMA." His comics have appeared in several anthologies including "FLIGHT," "Popgun Comics," and "EXPLORER: The Mystery Boxes." A graduate of Bakersfield High School, his debut comic book, "THE TABLE," collects stories of friendship and growing up in Bakersfield, CA. A passionate educator, he has also taught life drawing at CalArts and the Concept Design Academy.
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.
MIKE KAZALEH
Mike Kazaleh has had a long career working in comic books and animated cartoons. He began by producing low budget commercials and sales films out of his tiny studio in Detroit, Michigan. Mike soon moved to Los Angeles, California and since then he has worked for most of the major cartoon studios and comic book companies. He has worked with such characters as The Flintstones, The Simpsons, Futurama, Annoying Orange, Mighty Mouse, Krypto the Superdog, Ren and Stimpy, Cow and Chicken, and Bugs Bunny, as well as creating his own independent comics including The Adventures of Captain Jack.
YEHUDI MERCADO
Yehudi Mercado is an award-winning animator and writer who began his career in video games, named one of the “Top 30 Interactive Stars Under 30” by Texas Monthly Magazine. He’s animated music videos (Patty Griffin,Pat Green), commercials (MTV) and co-wrote & directed an award-winning PBS animated series(The Trevor Romain Show). Yehudi wrote a screenplay about his days as a pizza delivery driver called Buffalo Speedway, which won 2nd place in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting competition and is now a graphic novel. His short film, Monster Job Hunter, debuted at Fantastic Fest and won Best Comedy at Dragon*Con and will soon be a graphic novel. Yehudi was accepted into the NALIP Filmmakers Workshop for his screenplay Mock Trial. Archaia published Yehudi’s next graphic novel entitled Pantalones, TX about troublemaking kids in tiny Texas town. Look for a 16-page Halloween mini-comic entitles ZOMBINATA! coming October 26th for Diamond's HalloweenFest.
LONNIE MILLSAP
"Cartoonist/Author Lonnie Millsap, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.He released his first book of single panel cartoons in 2010, titled ‘My Washcloth Stinks!’, which was promptly ordered by Barnes and Noble. In 2011 he released his second collection of cartoons titled ‘I Hate My Job!’. He followed up with ‘I Stepped On A Duck!’ in 2012. His fourth book of cartoons, titled ‘My Pickle Tastes Funny!’ is due to be released at the end of 2013. He recently illustrated a children's book titled 'CowPie Chronicles' by author Daniel Butler slated to be released on Sept.24, 2013 by Publishers Syndicate. Millsap currently draws a comic that is updated three times weekly at www.lonniemillsap.com."

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.

SHOW SCHEDULE/CLASS IS IN SCHEDULE!
THIS YEAR WE WILL BE BRINGING YOU 4 CLASSES/PANELS ON HOW TO CREATE A COMIC FROM BEGINNING TO END! Join our great guests as the give you pointers and insite on the comics wrld.
CLASS SESSION 1
*12:00 pm; SCOTT SHAW! :"Creating A Charicture"

Join Scott Shaw, Cartoonist Extrordinair, as he shows you how to create a Comic Book Charicture. And how to Give it Life.

CLASS SESSION 2
*1:00 pm; DAN BRERETON :"The Story & Script"

Join Dan Brereton, Award Winning Writer and Artist as he gives you tips and insite on writing a comic book script and story.

CHARITY RAFFLE
*2:00 pm;

Join Us in the Lobby at our Annual Charity Raffle.
Don't miss out on a chance to win some great prizes and fun stuff! And all the proceeds go to the "Bakersfield Food Bank" (since Thanksgiving is right around the corner).

CLASS SESSION 3
*2:30 pm; DREW JOHNSON & TONE RODRIGUEZ :"Drawing The Comic"

Drew and Tone, 2 great comic artists will help you with tips and insite on Drawing your comic book.

CLASS SESSION 4
*3:30 pm; STEPHANIE LASNIAK, MIKE HAMPTON & BRANDON BRACAMONTE :"Publishing You Comic"

These 3 great guests are all professional artists and have all self published MANY comics... get the insite on how to take the next step in printing and publishing your comic.

* Time (TBA) 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 $100.00
2nd Place$ 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
Hey Fans, there will be a Steve Jackson Representative doing munchkin and more open gaming.

Also, the design crew from the game Exodus will be doing demos and open gaming


Tournaments:Free entry with con pass
Yu-Gi-Oh!- Advanced
10:30 Sign Ups- 11:00 Tournament Starts

Magic the Gathering-Standard
Sign-Ups at 11:30 Tournament Start at 12:00

Heroclix-TBA
Sign-Ups at 12:30 Tournament Start at 1:00

Kaijudo-Standard
Sign-ups at 1:00 Tournament starts at 1:30


STAR WARS COMES TO BAKERSFIELD
Meet the members of "The San Joaquin Squad 501st"
We are the local squad of Star Wars costumers that belong to the 501st Legion. The 501st is a non profit charity group that supports many charities around the world. The local squad is called the San Joaquin Squad. There are many members from Visalia to Lancaster. Our goal is to assist with charity work while spreading the love of Star Wars throughout the community. If there are any charity events that you would like to see the 501st Legion at then please go to http://www.southerncaliforniagarrison.com/ and request an appearance.


Also, 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

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 5 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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