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.
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
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.

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
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.

* Time (TBA) 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 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 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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