What: NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Holiday Shopping Show Thanksgiving Weekend November 26-28, 2021
When: Nov. 26 at 10 AM – Nov. 28 at 5 PM
Where: Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Upcoming Celebrity Guests November 26-28 2021
Upcoming Celebrity Guests at the November 26-28 2021 NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza in Boxboro MA, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center 242 Adams Place, Boxboro, MA 01719.
Your favorite celebrities will be there to meet fans, sign autographs, do photo-ops, discuss her career in the creative arts on stage and have a lot of fun.
BILLY WEST - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
MICHAEL WINSLOW - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
KAYLEE HOTTLE - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
CAMILLE & KENNERLY KITT - THE HARP TWINS - Nov. 26-28 show
ROBERT WUHL - NOV. 26-28 show
MARTA KRISTEN - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
KRISTINE DeBELL - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
LISA LONDON - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
DIANE SALINGER - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
FRANCOIS CLEMMONS - NOV. 26-28, 2021 show
TIM CLARKE - NOV. 26-28 show
WILL MURRAY - NOV. 26-28 show
Cowboy MACH BELL - NOV. 26-28 show
NICHOLAS BRENDON - NOV. 26-28 show
GARY SOHMERS - NOV. 26-28 show
PATRICK A. REED
JIM STERANKO - postponed
JEFF KLINE - March 10-12, 2022 show
BRIAN R. HALL - March 2022 show
BILLY WEST - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showBilly West is best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy, Doug and Futurama, West has a career in radio and television that began in the 1980's when he did comedic impersonations for Charles Laquidara's Big Mattress morning show on Boston's WBNC FM radio network. By the mid-90s, he had moved to doing impersonations of Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott on The Howard Stern Show, giving him greater exposure. From there, West became involved with the Nickelodeon shows Doug and Ren & Stimpy. Portraying the title characters on both shows, Billy West saw his voiceover work reach an even larger, yet younger audience. This led to Warner Bros. hiring him for the film Space Jam in 1996. Featuring Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, two characters whom he has sporadically voiced throughout the next decade. He is also known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry on the cartoon Futurama, which began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes through 2012 and currently airs on Comedy Central. In addition he is also the voice of the iconic Red M&M. As guitarist and singer-songwriter for his band Billy West and The Grief Counselors, he released their first album, Me-Pod in 2004. His band, The Shutdowns (playing Oldies from 1980 to 1984) opened for Roy Orbison, The Shutdowns also opened for: The Association, The 4 Seasons, and Jan and Dean. Billy supplied lead guitar and vocals. "I played a a little bit of guitar with the great Pete Wolf, frontman vocalist for the Mighty J.Geils band. When Aerosmith separated in the 80's, my old Fender Telecaster and I were honored to play live with the inimitable Steven Tyler on a couple of occasions." In 1982, West sang lead, doing an impersonation of Mike Love, on a Beach Boys-inspired tune, "Another Cape Cod Summer This Year," by studio band ROUTE 28, written and produced by Erik Lindgren on his Arf! Arf! Records label. West has collaborated with Los Lobos, as well as Penn Jillette, Kramer and Deborah Harry of Blondie on Tattoo of Blood, played live with Brian Wilson, including the guitar solo on the Beach Boys tune "Do it Again" on Late Show with David Letterman, in the mid 1990s.
MICHAEL WINSLOW - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showIt is with sincere pleasure, along with tongue-in-cheek sound-effects galore, that NorthEast ComicCon welcomes comedian and actor Michael Winslow to our event Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 26-28, 2021 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel for autographs, photo ops and making noises with his mouth. Michael Winslow is billed as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known for his roles in all seven Police Academy films as Larvell Jones. He has also appeared in Spaceballs, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie and Nice Dreams, Gremlins, among others and in 2021 made it into the Semi-finals of the America’s Got Talent TV program. In 2021, Winslow auditioned for the sixteenth season of America's Got Talent. Following the airing of his audition, he had a guest appearance on the Talent Recap Show where he showed viewers how to make some of his most signature noises. Winslow made it all the way to the semi-finals. According to his own account, Winslow had few friends growing up. To pass time, he would imitate the sounds of engines, animals, flatulence, anything that made noise. Following his high school and college periods, he performed in nightclubs and theaters, where his sound imitation skills won him positive appraisal and enough money to move to and perform his act in Hollywood. His first television appearance was on The Gong Show in which he squeezed in sound-alikes of Benji the movie dog, Star Trek, and Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze". He is best known for his role as Larvell Jones in the Police Academy series of movies and TV shows. He was cast in the role after he was seen opening for Count Basie. In 1985, Island Records released a 12" of Michael Winslow entitled "I Am My Own Walkman". The song peaked at number 60 in Australia. In 1986, Winslow presented the Best Sound Effects Editing Oscar to Charles L. Campbell and Robert Rutledge for their work on Back to the Future. In 1987, Winslow appeared as a radar operator in the movie Spaceballs, in which he performs all the sound effects during his scene himself. Mel Brooks (who wrote, directed, produced, and co-starred in the film), stated that by doing so, Winslow saved the film money. Winslow has hosted the motion-picture television series called "Way Back Wednesday with Winslow" on the cable superstation WGN America, which features movies mostly released in the 1980s. He continues to perform stand-up comedy around the globe. Winslow is also a motivational speaker. Michael Winslow debuted his own iPhone and iPod Touch apps in 2010, bringing his sound effects and comedy to a mobile platform. That'sKungFu generates Winslow's kung fu fighting sounds when the device is swung in a fighting motion. NoizeyMan, billed as the "World's Noiziest App", contains video, ringtones, sound effects, and mini games, all created by Winslow. In 2011, Winslow worked with Orlando, Florida-based game development studio Phyken Media on a mobile game for iOS and Android platforms entitled Wizard Ops Chapter 1, providing all the sound effects for the game. He also lent his voice on Wizard Ops Tactics, a turn-based tactical game and spiritual successor to the previous game. He was also featured in a commercial for GEICO Insurance during their "we hired a celebrity" ad campaign.
KAYLEE HOTTLE - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showNorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza is pleased to welcome, for the first time in New England, the 12 year old star of the monster movie of 2021, “Godzilla vs Kong,” Kaylee Hottle to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops at the event Nov. 26-27 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough MA. Kaylee Hottle comes from an all-Deaf family, spanning four generations of Deaf relatives on her father's side. Her native fluency in American Sign Language has provided her with opportunities to perform in commercials such as the Glide app public service announcement (directed by Jules Dameron, 2016) and "Mother's Day" (for Convo Relay, 2017). She also appeared in "10 Deaf Children: One Powerful Message" (directed by Sheena McFeely and produced by ASL Nook, 2018), and starred in the film Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) as Jia. We encourage everyone to learn some ASL (American SIgn Language) to “speak” to Kaylee, and we’ll all learn from her about her path to her career in the creative arts. Kaylee will be appearing all day Friday Nov. 26 and Saturday Nov. 27 but will only be at the show on Sunday Nov. 28 between 9:00 and 11:00 am. Kaylee Hottle appears courtesy of Japan's Legends. Book a legend at your convention today.
CAMILLE & KENNERLY KITT - THE HARP TWINS - Nov. 26-28 showNorthEast ComicCon is pleased to welcome The Harp Twins Nov. 26-28, 2021 performing at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough MA for a concert each day, along with photo ops and autographs. They have recently released a comic book “Legend of The Shaders” and a new recording “IceBorn.” Identical twin harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as the HARP TWINS, have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music. The twins’ ability to reinvent the harp has given them the opportunity to represent the United States at four World Harp Festivals, tour worldwide as a duo, and be featured guests on the 2020 nationwide PBS special, Celtic Heart. The duo has amassed over 1.5 million fans across their social media sites and over 120 million views on their YouTube music videos, making Camille and Kennerly the most followed and recognizable harp duo in the world. The Harp Twins have headlined countless concert series, festivals, fairs, comic-cons, and conventions – with audiences that include former U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents, tech titans, fashion moguls, dignitaries, and world leaders. Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of classic rock, metal, Celtic, and soundtrack hits - as well as Nordic inspired original songs - the Harp Twins deliver exciting, comedic, and interactive family-friendly performances that audiences cannot forget! As the world’s only identical twin professional harpists, Camille and Kennerly were trained classically (with University degrees in Harp Performance) but have a passion and flair for arranging and performing rock, metal, Celtic, Nordic-folk, and soundtrack music for Harp Duet. The Harp Twins have also shown themselves to be formidable composers, lyricists, and storytellers through their full-length all-original album, ICEBORN. Their Nordic-inspired original songs harken to their Scandinavian heritage and serve as a soundtrack for the continuing story of their original comic book, Legend of the Shaders. Camille and Kennerly perform on statuesque Acoustic and Electro-Acoustic Concert Grand Harps as well as Electric Harps. With no backtracks, no studio, no production crew, and no record label, the Harp Twins are the archetype of true trail-blazing and inspiring independent artists. In addition to their Nordic-inspired original songs and stories, Camille and Kennerly are recognized for their remarkable duet harp arrangements of some of rock and metal’s most iconic hits by the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Blue Oyster Cult, Scorpions, Eagles, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, U2, Journey, Evanescence, Billy Idol, Deep Purple, and many more. Showing the breadth of their arranging talents, the twins also arrange and perform TV and Movie Soundtrack, Anime, and Video Game hits. Some fan favorites include their renditions of music from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Vikings, Doctor Who, Zelda, Mario, Silent Hill, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings. Most recently, the twins self-funded, recorded, and produced an album of Celtic, Classical, Sacred, and Original music titled “Harp Reflections”. The album was fan-funded on Kickstarter in just 90 seconds. Camille and Kennerly have released 8 self-produced full-length albums: Harp Attack, Harp Attack 2, Harp Attack 3, Harp Fantasy, Harp Fantasy 2, Winter Lights, Harp Reflections, and Iceborn.
ROBERT WUHL - NOV. 26-28 showPlease join us in welcoming the incredible Robert Wuhl for autographs, photo ops and fun appearing only Friday Nov. 26 and Sat. Nov. 27. He is best known as the creator and star of the television comedy series #Arliss (1996–2002), Wuhl's first role in movies was a starring role in the 1980 comedy The Hollywood Knights along with other fledgling actors Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer and Fran Drescher, followed by a small role in the film Flashdance (1983). Wuhl then had larger roles in movies including Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) with Robin Williams, Bull Durham (1988) with Kevin Costner, Tim Burton's 1989 Batman (as reporter Alexander Knox) with Michael Keaton, Blaze (1989) with Paul Newman, Missing Pieces (1991) with Eric Idle, Mistress (1992) with Robert De Niro, Blue Chips (1994) with Nick Nolte, and Cobb (1994) with Tommy Lee Jones. He wrote two of the six episodes for the TV series Police Squad! in 1982, and did an audio commentary for its release on DVD in 2006. In 1992, he appeared in The Bodyguard as host of the Oscars. In reality he won two Emmy Awards for co-writing the Academy Awards in 1990 and 1991 with Billy Crystal. In 2015, Wuhl portrayed himself on American Dad!, in the episode "Manhattan Magical Murder Mystery Tour". He then returned in 2017 to play himself again in the episode "The Talented Mr. Dingleberry". In 2019, he returned in the episode "One-Woman Swole" portraying himself as a judge in a bodybuilding contest.
MARTA KRISTEN - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showMarta Kristen was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen in Oslo, Norway, to a Finnish mother and a German father. She spent her first years in an orphanage in Norway, and was then adopted in 1949 by an American couple from Detroit, Michigan. Reflecting her Scandinavian heritage, she adopted her stage name. She first appeared in a 1961 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "Bang! You're Dead", alongside Billy Mumy, who later co-starred with Kristen in Lost in Space. Her first successful film role was that of Lorelei in the 1965 movie Beach Blanket Bingo. She later starred in Lost in Space and made numerous guest appearances on television shows. When her daughter was born in 1969, she began making television commercials and eventually appeared in more than 40. She also made the occasional film appearance in movies such as Terminal Island (1973), Once in 1974, appearing as a bare breasted 'Humanity' in the science-fiction film Battle Beyond the Stars (1980); and had a cameo role in the 1998 movie Lost in Space. She also appeared in the A&E biography Jonathan Harris, Never Fear, Smith Is Here in 2002. Kristen also provided voice work for the 2009 animated theatrical short "The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas" which also included voice work from her Lost in Space co-stars Harris, Mumy, and Angela Cartwright.
KRISTINE DeBELL - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showKristine DeBell was raised on a small self-sufficient farm in upstate New York. As a young girl, she took ballet and studied voice. At 14, she began modeling for Macy's. During her freshman year of high school, Kristine auditioned for and won the part of Marta in the musical The Sound Of Music. The following summer, the now-famous Mac-Haydn Theatre opened in DeBell's hometown, featuring The Sound Of Music as its last show of its season. Kristine auditioned for the part of Marta again, however producers felt her voice was too mature and cast her as the naughty postulant. This was the beginning of a fruitful four performance seasons with The Mac-Haydn Theatre. After graduation from high school and a year at Berkeley College studying Fashion Merchandising, Kristine began modeling for Ford Models in NYC. She was on the April 1976 cover of Playboy, photographed by Suze Randall, and appeared in the Helmut Newton pictorial, "200 Motels, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation"( August, 1976), from which 11 original prints were sold at auctions of Playboy archives by Butterfields in 2002 for $21,075 and three by Christies in December 2003 for $26,290. Kristine starred in a number of motion pictures including Meatballs (Bill Murray's first film and Ivan Reitman's directorial debut), Blood Brothers (Richard Gere's first film, directed by Robert Mulligan), and The Big Brawl (Jackie Chan's first American film). Kristine also starred in a number of television pilots throughout the early 1980's, and enjoyed many guest-star appearances in episodic television and movies of the week, including Night Court, and the award-winning soap opera The Young & The Restless. DeBell left the film and television industry in the mid-1980's to raise her children on a thoroughbred farm in upstate New York. Her passion for theater brought her back to the stage, and she began starring in many regional theater productions. One of her most memorable performances was as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. She continues to enjoy steady work as a film and television actress.
LISA LONDON - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showLisa London is an accomplished actress & singer who hails from Palm Springs CA, and has basked in the limelight since a teen. In high school she was a Bob Hope Classic Girl and had her own weekly column in the Desert Sun newspaper and interviewed local and international entertainment & sports celebrities for CBS radio. Lisa has starred in many films & TV roles and produced critically acclaimed theater productions she also acted in. Lisa’s first film may be one of her most memorable, the sex comedy “H.O.T.S.” in 1979 portraying O’hara. She appeared in almost 100 films and continues to be acting currently with numerous projects streaming now or in post production. Lisa has been directed by Clint Eastwood, Michael Bay, Burt Reynolds, Oliver Stone and Mimi Leder. Her many acting credits include starring in cult classics “Samurai Cop 2,” “Deadly Vengeance,” Savage Beach” and “The Naked Cage” as well as blockbusters “Sudden Impact” with Eastwood, “Dragnet” with Tom Hanks, Dan Ackroyd and Christopher Plummer, a starring role in “Private Resort” with Johnny Depp, and “Firetrap” opposite Superman Dean Cain. Her current TV roles include “The Morning Show” and “Law & Order:SVU.” As a singer Lisa performed and recorded with the CBS/Sony artists "The Pinups" , sang in Dragnet and on The Naked Cage soundtrack and has a song she co wrote and sang in the upcoming Jim Wynorski film she also stars in, “Bigfoot Or Bust.” Lisa is a New York International Film Festival Best Actress Nominee in short film and has a library of film roles now streaming. She is all over the internet in the smash hit “I Don’t Care” with Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber as featured actress in their music video. Other credits of note include "Midlife" with Billy Wirth, “Divorce Texas Style" with Daniel Baldwin, "A Star For Rose" with John Savage and Debbie Allen, and a recurring role with William Katt on "Rick's Parking." Lisa now lives under the Hollywood sign in a 1916 silent movie era home where she loves to throw parties to show off her culinary skills and enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, kayaking and traveling the world.
DIANE SALINGER - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showNorthEast ComicCon welcomes actress Diane Salinger to the Nov. 26-28 event at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough to meet fans, sign autographs, do photo-ops, discuss her career in the creative arts on stage and have a lot of fun. Diane Salinger's striking features and offbeat nature make her a sought after character actress to several inventive filmmakers, particularly Tim Burton who directed Salinger at the start of her career in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985). She played Simone, a roadside diner waitress determined to move to Paris to find eternal love. To date, Simone is Salinger's personally treasured and most watched movie role. She also is recognizable as having played with Paul Reubens as The Penguin’s parents in Batman Returns (1992). Diane Salinger is the voice of Borghak the Steel Heart in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Diane is cousin to President John F. Kennedy's Press Secretary, the late Pierre Salinger. She directed "Anna Karenina" for Oprah Winfrey and her Book of the Month Club and was honored as President of the Jury and Mistress of Ceremonies of the 2007 Monaco International Film Festival. She was directed by two Academy Award winners: Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen. Appeared in three films with Paul Reubens: Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Batman Returns (1992) and Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016). Tim Burton directed her in two of his films: Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Batman Returns (1992). There is one scene in Creature (1985) when Salinger's character (Melanie Bryce) is groped by Hans Rudy Hofner (played by Klaus Kinski). It was not in the script, but an invention of Kinski's. When Salinger had to leave the Edgemar Theatre's production of Henry Jaglom's Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2012) to complete a project in she was previously committed, Jaglom asked Karen Black to step in the for actress--Black quickly agreed to play the part, but only for a few months. Diane received the LA Drama Critics Circle Award and Drama-Logue Award for her portrayal of a schizophrenic in Zephyr Theatre's production of Standing On My Knees and was the Winner of the 2015 Independent Theater Award for her performance as an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead in Ensemble Theatre Company's production of Looped. Off Broadway Theatre credits include, Phantasie (Vineyard Theatre), Agamemnon (I.R.T.) Stage Door (I.R.T.), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Riverside Church Theatre), and Desire Under the Elms (Mamaroneck Theatre). Filmmaker Henry Jaglom cast her in five of his films: Venice/Venice (1992) (1992), Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) (1995), Queen of the Lot (2010) (2010), Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2012) (2012) and Ovation (2015) (2015).
FRANCOIS CLEMMONS - NOV. 26-28, 2021 showFrançois Clemmons is a singer, actor, playwright and university lecturer and is perhaps best known for his appearances as "Officer Clemmons" on the PBS television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from 1968 to 1993. When it was discovered that he had an excellent singing voice, he began performing locally at church functions, becoming choir director of his church at the age of 10. His first songs were the spirituals of pre-Civil War America, passed down to him by his mother. He soon branched out across genres, singing with various community groups. For a while, he was the lead singer of a rock 'n' roll group called the Jokers.Clemmons received a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College, and a Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. He also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Middlebury College. In 1968, Clemmons won the Metropolitan Opera auditions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to Cleveland, Ohio, where he won a position in the Metropolitan Opera Studio. He sang there professionally for seven seasons, performing over 70 roles with companies including The New York City Opera, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, and Washington Civic Opera. Clemmons sang with numerous orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 1976. he won a Grammy Award for a recording of Porgy and Bess; he performed the role of "Sportin' Life" over 100 times. For 25 years, Clemmons performed the role of Officer Clemmons, a friendly neighborhood policeman, in the "Neighborhood of Make-Believe" on the children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In the neighborhood itself, Clemmons ran a singing and dance studio located in the building diagonally across the street from Mister Rogers' house. He was one of the first African Americans to have a recurring role on a kids' TV series, and his presentation – as both a beloved neighbor to Mister Rogers and as a respected authority figure – has been described as a ground-breaking message in race relations. In 1969, when racially integrated community swimming pools were still controversial, Mr. Rogers invited Officer Clemmons to cool his feet with him in a small, plastic wading pool. Mr. Rogers lent Officer Clemmons a towel to dry his feet and then used the same towel to dry his own feet, breaking a well-known color barrier. While attending Oberlin College, Clemmons realized that he was gay, but remained closeted, fearing disapproval from his religious family and the community. In 1968, Fred Rogers told Clemmons that while his sexuality did not matter to him personally, Clemmons could not be "out" and continue appearing on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, because of the scandal that would arise. In the late 1960s, Rogers and others suggested that Clemmons get married as a way to deal with his sexual orientation, which he did. His marriage to his wife Carol did not work out, and Clemmons divorced in 1974 so that he could live openly as a gay man. Rogers remained personally supportive of Clemmons, but required him to avoid any indication of his homosexuality – such as the earring he began to wear as a signifier – on the program. Rogers later revised his counsel to Clemmons as countless gays came out more publicly following the 1969 Stonewall riots. Rogers even urged Clemmons to enter into a long-term, stable gay relationship, and he always warmly welcomed Clemmons' gay friends whenever they visited the television set. Clemmons lives and works in Middlebury, Vermont, where he is the Emeritus Artist in Residence of Middlebury College.
TIM CLARKE - NOV. 26-28 showFor over 30 years Tim has been Inventing, Designing and Sculpting some of the most unusual toys to ever be marketed in the US and abroad. Once known as the "King of Gross" after co-creating in the 80's Sectaurs (Coleco) and Boglins (Mattel). Tim now launches his new line of Boglins with TriActiontoys! funded by Kickstarter fans for over a quarter million Dollars. I love creating my own mythology. The world is filled with modern day mythological creatures you can find them in every nook and cranny of your bedroom closet. Tim Started his career designing and building puppets for the Muppets. Most notable were the Mystics and the Slaves that he sculpted and designed for the movie the Dark Crystal guided by the incredible drawings of Brian Froud. He also worked on puppets for Sesame Street, Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock for which he built Uncle Traveling Matt. After Dark Crystal was launched he garnered his first toy sculpting gig with Hasbro creating the Garthim, Mystics and Lanstrider toys. He has also created toys for Melissa and Doug toys, EK Success, Hasbro, Mattel, Coleco, Kenner, Ideal Lossirs, to mention just a few.
WILL MURRAY - NOV. 26-28 showWilliam Murray is an American novelist, journalist, and short-story and comic-book writer. He has written numerous tomes about "Doc Savage," "Tarzan," "The Phantom" and "The Shadow." Several of his fiction had been published under pseudonyms. A contributor to numerous prose anthologies, Murray has written short stories of the characters Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, the Hulk, the Spider, The Avenger, the Gray Seal, the Green Hornet, The Secret 6, Sherlock Holmes, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Honey West, Zorro and Lee Falk's the Phantom. For Marvel Comics, Murray co-created the superhero Squirrel Girl with artist Steve Ditko. He scripted The Destroyer black-and-white magazine, as well as single stories starring Iron Man and the Punisher. Murray wrote the introduction to the Marvel Comics Omnibus volume, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of Marvel Comics, as well as introductions to Volume 2 of Daring Mystery Comics, Mighty Thor Masterworks Volume 9, Mystic Comics Volume 1, Young Allies Volume 2 and Golden Age Captain America Volume 6.
Cowboy MACH BELL - NOV. 26-28 showSing with Cowboy Mach Bell during Celebrity Fan-Tasy Karaoke, Friday November 26 at 10 pm in the Courtyard. Sign up with Mach during the day Friday. Ohio-born rock singer “Cowboy” Mach Bell has recorded and toured extensively with numerous famed rock bands including: The Joe Perry Project, Wild Bunch, Last Man Standing, Mach 5 and the legendary Thundertrain. “Cowboy Mach Bell was a rock’n’roll singer who grew up in the next town over from me (Holliston, Massachusetts) and had a group called Thundertrain. He loved to rave and be in a band…” - Joe Perry Mach Bell made his bones fronting the glitter-rock turned proto-punk group Thundertrain. Appearing in 1977 on both the “Live at the Rat” album as well as their own “Teenage Suicide” lp, which featured their original song “Hot For Teacher,” Thundertrain became regular headliners at Max’s Kansas City and CBGB’s in Manhattan, the Cleveland Agora, Boston’s Paradise Theater and of course the Rat. “All leather and attitude, Thundertrain sat poised on the brink, a local hit album in its saddlebag and full support from the local media. Fronted by the irrepressible Mach Bell, who took no lip from anyone and took command at every venue, Thundertrain peddled and pummeled its metal ditties of thigh school love and lust with a basic two-guitar, bass and drums attack that also, surprisingly, featured a generous share of hooks to hang a hit on.” - Carter Alan By 1982 Aerosmith lead guitarist-in-exile Joe Perry needed a new lead singer for his Joe Perry Project. Mach Bell (who Joe always calls “Cowboy”) was selected for the job. Bell and Perry wrote seven of the original songs for the 1983 Joe Perry Project album Once a Rocker Always a Rocker (MCA/Geffen). As of last year, the recording has been re-released 18 times (and counting) in North America, Japan, Europe, Australia and Russia. The video for their song Black Velvet Pants appeared regularly on MTV and later on VH1 Classics. The Project performed hundreds of concerts all over Canada, South America and the United States, rocking packed houses at venues like the Bottom Line, El Mocambo, Hollywood Palace, New England Dragway, El Poliedro and the Agora Ballrooms. “ Cowboy Mach, Joe Pet and Danny Hargrove. Without a doubt the wildest and most fun bunch of guys I ever played with. It was rocking as close to the edge as I will ever get. Truly a band of pirates.” - Joe Perry In late 2019 Panther Rock Books published the long talked-about road diaries that were meticulously kept by Cowboy Mach Bell during his years as a member of the Joe Perry Project. In his book, the Cowboy shares his adventures and times spent with stars including Joan Jett, Stiv Bators, Ric Ocasek, Jim Dandy, Ric Nielsen, Steven Tyler and Bo Diddley. Mach’s new book “Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary” has been met with immediate critical acclaim.
NICHOLAS BRENDON - NOV. 26-28 showNicholas Brendon is best known for playing Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and Kevin Lynch in Criminal Minds (2007–2014). Brendon played Xander Harris for seven years and appeared in all but one of 144 episodes. For his role as Xander, Brendon was nominated for Saturn Award in 1998 and 1999 for Best Genre TV Actor and in 2000 for the Supporting Actor. He continues to regularly attend comic conventions and sci-fi conventions. He has been involved in development of Xander's character in follow-up comic books, and has been credited as a writer for several issues. Nick is currently becoming proficient at his passion of painting and will be displaying his artworks, while also signing autographs, doing photo ops and Singing Karaoke with Fans during FAN-tasy Karaoke Friday night July 2nd as part of the afterparty.
STEVE CHARETTEMagician and actor Steve Charette has been performing in New England since he was 15, and currently appears in numerous films and Tv shows that shoot here. He has appeared with Robert Downey Jr., Mark Walberg, Liam Neeson, Melissa McCarthy, Johnny Depp, Kevin Bacon, Vince Vaughan, Denzel Washington, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and many others in films such as Ghostbusters, Patriots Day, Castle Rock, City On The Hill, The Equalizer, American Hustle and others.
PATRICK A. REEDPatrick A. Reed is a New York City based pop culture historian, curator, and journalist who specializes in the fields of comics, popular music, and Hip-Hop culture. He has written for clients including MTV, IDW, Sony Music, and ComicsAlliance; directs the University of Oregon's biannual Hip-Hop And Comics conference; conducts programming at universities, conventions, museums and festivals around the country; and is the Curatorial and Marketing Consultant for the Marvel: Universe Of Super Heroes exhibition. Patrick will be interviewing many of our guests on the main stage including Jim Steranko, along with doing several interviews in the Seminar Room. Check the schedule.
JIM STERANKO - postponedAttention - Message from Jim Steranko re: NorthEast ComicCon Nov. 26-28, 2021 event It’s been a rough year or more for most of us—and I’ve had my share of difficulties, particularly with recent major windstorm damage, some still yet unresolved. When the pandemic began, I cancelled 19 appearances, and had hoped to reschedule most. However, there seems to be no agreement on conditions from all venues and promoters. Had both Pfizer shots with zero reaction, but I find the idea of being masked for days at a time at an event terminally oppressive. NorthEast ComicCon had set up protocols that allowed me to only be around vaccinated people without having to wear a mask at the show.. But, due to circumstances beyond anyone's control except Mother Nature, it is with deep regret that I’ll miss one of my favorite shows, the NorthEast ComicCon—and especially hanging out with my friends and fans. Pandemic fear is a national disgrace, but I’m certain the right people will get it under control eventually. Until then, take no chances out there. Be SAFE! - Jim Steranko, September 26, 2021
JEFF KLINE - March 10-12, 2022 showAs founder of Darby Pop Publishing and writer of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon and Indestructible, Jeff Kline has for nearly two decades, has been one of the fortunate few “genre nerds” able to move freely between primetime and daytime television, motion pictures and the Web, and the East and West Coasts. He formed Darby Pop Publishing so he could play in the sandbox of comic books, and do so alongside some friends. As both Writer and Showrunner, Kline has been responsible for more than 40 animated and live-action series and pilots. He was an Executive Producer and co-developer of TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, a follow up to his previous project, the multiple Daytime Emmy® Award-winning CG series TRANSFORMERS: PRIME. Over the years, Kline also co-developed and Executive Produced both TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS and G.I. JOE: RENEGADES for Hasbro Studios and The Hub as part of an exclusive multi-year pact. Previously, Kline has been Showrunner on a slew of fan-fave animated series including JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES (Kids WB), MEN IN BLACK: THE ANIMATED SERIES (Kids WB), ROUGHNECKS: THE STARSHIP TROOPERS CHRONICLES (Syndicated), BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT (Fox Kids), DRAGON TALES and GODZILLA: THE SERIES (Fox Kids).
BRIAN R. HALL - March 2022 showBrian R Hall Is an author, film maker, artist, sculptor and International Martial Arts Gold medalist. Brian’s IMDB film credits in Writing\research\ Commentating, including hit documentaries that have received worldwide attention. One of the films (Nephilim; Genetic origin of evil) hit a record 7 million views with just a small part of the whole film placed on YouTube. Brian was one of the first researchers to teach on this subject in the United States and appeared on several shows and International radio reaching 150 countries lecturing on the topic. Currently Brian is co-writing and producing a theatrical Movie soon-to-be released in select theaters called “Conquest of the Fallen; War of the Nephilim”. This will be followed up with a series called Nephilim Hunters based on the pilot movie. Brian has authored several books in the Fantasy/sci-fi/horror genre as well as children’s books. His fantasy series- Legendary Kingdoms of Attera and Ghost story Series- Mountain Night Owl tales are in pre-production to be worked into animated and live action series. Brian also has a book series called “Hands for War”, with the first one already in print. In the series he is working on covering the various styles of martial arts he has studied. His father (One of the Real Karate Kids) was amazingly one of the first non-Japanese to study real Miyagi style Karate (Karate Kid movies are based on this style) and Ju-Jitsu while he lived in Japan. Brian’s father Delmar R Hall, while he was in Japan, studied under a karate master who was a top disciple of Chojun Miyagi, who is the real Mr. Miyagi that the Karate kid films were based off of. Brian began learning from his father at age 4. Brian is working on writing books on his father’s style of real Miyagi style karate. Now Brian has 43 years in his Martial arts studies, having won several International gold and bronze medals including many regional and National Championships. Brian has taught Special Forces Military personnel, police and professional fighters over the years, having trained 15 Gold Medalists from all over the United States. Brian Has made several television, newspaper, and magazine appearances in regards to his Martial Arts career. Brian has a Rabbinical/Doctoral level in theological education. He has taught Hebrew and Theology all across the USA and abroad. He is an expert in Alternative Theological Archeology and history. Brian has appeared in several blockbuster documentaries and radio shows to both national and international audiences, speaking on his expertise in historical theology, histories and dealing with the spiritually based paranormal. Brian also Produced and starred in the celebrity interview show called Schmooze or Lose where he was the host.
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