Guests

GILBERT GOTTFRIED

GILBERT GOTTFRIED

At the young age of 15, Gilbert began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian”. After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night comedy show, Saturday Night Live(1975), became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show (1984) and Late Night with David Letterman (1982). Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager “Sidney Bernstein” in the hit sequel, Beverly Hills Cop II(1987), for which the New York Daily News said that “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene”. Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child (1990), Problem Child 2 (1991), Look Who’s Talking Too(1990) and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990). He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series, Up All Night (1989). After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, “Iago”, in the Disney classic, Aladdin (1992), Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voice-over talents. His signature voice can be heard in several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of “Digit” in the long- running PBS Series, Cyberchase (2002), and voiced characters in “Family Guy,” Lego Movies and Video Games as Mr. Mxyzptlk, Krang SubPrime on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Dr. Bender on “Fairly Odd Parents” among many other appearances. Gottfried has been a regular on the new Hollywood Squares (1998) and is a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) and Howard Stern on Demand (2005). Gottfried recently appeared in the hit comedy documentary, The Aristocrats (2005), with Entertainment Weekly saying that “out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier – or more disgusting – than Gilbert Gottfried”. “Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was recently released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes, ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions that will leave viewers crying for more. For this live performance, Gottfried puts aside political correctness and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. At the end of the show, Gottfried tells what is known among comedians as the “Dirtiest Joke of All Time”, which is also the basis for The Aristocrats (2005). Gottfried is one of the most sought-after comedians, and regularly performs live to sold-out audiences across North America. Northeast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza will be open Friday March 15 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday March 16 from 10:00 am til 6:00 pm and Sunday March 17 from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm. Gilbert Gottfried will be appearing to meet fans and sign autographs during those hours with appropriate breaks, including a Q&A on Saturday afternoon. Gilbert will be leaving by 3:00 pm on Sunday. There is a VIP Package available that include (1) Standard Autograph, (1) selfie photo op with Gilbert using attendee’s camera/phone, (1) weekend admission with VIP access, a reserved seat at the Saturday Q&A and a special laminated pass, limited to only 50 available while supply lasts. Individual prices for Gilbert autograph is only $30 on a photo he provides or a fan provided standard item, and $20 for a selfie photo op.

CHRIS RANKIN

CHRIS RANKIN

From the Wizarding World of JK Rowling’s classic Harry Potter Series, Chris Rankin brought the character of Percy Weasley alive from the pages in 6 of the franchise films, and has pursued a role behind the scenes in movies and the theatre. Coming all the way from the UK to make his first New England appearance at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza March 15-17 at the Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Boxboro, MA. Chris Rankin began acting at the age of eleven with his professional acting career beginning when he won the role of Percy Weasley in September 2000 when he was 17 years old. In the Harry Potter series, he plays a brother of Harry Potter‘s best friend, Ron Weasley. He was first seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and continued his role in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. His character was cut from the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but he returned to the role in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He also had an uncredited cameo in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and returned to play Percy again in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. While Chris as Percy may have stepped away from the movies, his show biz career hasn’t vanished. The actor took the skills that he learned on the movie sets to find work behind the scenes (and cameras) working as a production secretary on on the BBC show Atlantis. He was also an assistant production coordinator on the popular series Downton Abbey. Beginning as a child actor, he had to pivot properly to stay in the business he enjoyed so much. Chris Rankin will be appearing at the NorthEast ComicCon all three days, March 15, 16 & 17, to sign autographs and offer photo ops with fans. As well as a Q&A about his Career in the Creative Arts, and a special Wizardry Wand Acting Interactive Experience for fans to learn what its like to “act with imagination.” to cast a spell – bring your magic wands for some fun! A special package VIP experience is available that includes (1) Weekend pass with early access admission, (1) Autograph, (1) Selfie Photo Op with Chris using attendees own camera or phone, (1) Reserved seat at Chris’ Careers in the Creative Arts Q&A on Sunday March 17, (1) Reservation for Chris’ Wizardry Wand Acting Interactive Experience on Saturday March 16 and (1) Special Laminated Badge, but is limited to only 75 people. NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza will be held at the Boxboro Regency Hotel, right off Route 495 near Route 2, with free parking. Special hotel rates available for only $99 per room night and each room night booked using the code ComicCon will also receive a free weekend pass to the show! Comics, cosplay, comedy, concerts, celebrities, collectibles, panels, artists, toys, games, masks and more – all in one place for low admission. Children aged 10 and under are free with supervising adult.

NICHOLAS BRENDON

NICHOLAS BRENDON

Nick as he is known to his friends and fans got his big break as an actor when he landed the role of Xander Harris on the hugely successful TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer appearing on 145 episodes. The series ran from 1997 until 2003, garnering a huge cult following as well as a large fanbase for Brendon. Nicholas Brendon and twin brother Kelly appeared together in the episode “The Replacement”, in which Xander has to cope with having a seemingly sinister double. Nick also did the voice of Xander in the Buffy video games. Nick was also appearing in a recurring role on over 20 episodes of the television program Criminal Minds (between 2007-2014) as Kevin Lynch. His first major role in a feature film came with the Charles Busch satire Psycho Beach Party (2000), after which he has done numerous films. Brendon has also starred in the ABC Family Channel original movie Celeste in the City (2004) and numerous other TV shows and TV movies with his first TV appearance having been on “Married With Children.” Nicholas Brendon is a spokesperson for the Stuttering Foundation of America, appearing in a print campaign for the organization. Nick will be appearing all 3 days for the event to sign autographs and pose for Photo Ops with fans (both for a minimal fee), along with doing a Q&A about his career. There are VIP opportunities available, one includes weekend admission, autograph, photo op, reserved seat at the Q&A and a special laminated pass. There is also special VIP opportunity that includes “Karaoke After Hours with Nick.” Each of the these VIP experiences are limited to the first 50 people.

TONY V

TONY V

Tony V is famous as the Umbrella Guy on Seinfeld, the guy in the gorilla suit from the American Tourister ads and for numerous dramatic and comedic appearance on TV shows such as Conan O’Brian, Boston Common and Dr. Katz, and in movies such as Celtic Pride, Shakes The Clown and One Crazy Summer. Tony also co-hosts a podcast “Two Boston Guys Whack Up a Pie” with Jimmy Dunn. Appearing on Saturday March 16 Only

JIMMY DUNN

JIMMY DUNN

Jimmy Dunn, actor and comedian who is most recognized from the CBS sitcom, The McCarthys, where he co-starred as Sean McCarthy. Jimmy has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, CONAN, and Comics Come Home with Denis Leary. Boston Sports fans know Jimmy from his many appearances on NESN, (The New England Sports Network) when he was the co-host of Fan Attic. Saturday March 16 Only

JEFF KLINE

JEFF KLINE

FOUNDER OF DARBY POP PUBLISHING, WRITER: Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon, Indestructible For nearly two decades, Jeff Kline 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 recently 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. Currently, he is 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 past few 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), and GODZILLA: THE SERIES (Fox Kids).

Joe St. Pierre

Joe St. Pierre

"Spider-Man" Cover Artist and Creator, Artist and Wrtiter of "New Zodiax."

WILL MURRAY

WILL MURRAY

Will Murray is the author of more than 70 novels, including 20 posthumous Doc Savage collaborations with Lester Dent under the name Kenneth Robeson, as well as 40 entries in the long-running Destroyer series. He has pitted the Man of Bronze against King Kong in Skull Island and teamed him up with The Shadow in The Sinister Shadow and Empire of Doom. His first Tarzan novel is titled Return to Pal-ul-don. His second is King Kong vs. Tarzan, a project first envisioned by film producer Merian C. Cooper back in 1935. Other Murray novels star Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mack Bolan and the Martians of the Mars Attacks! franchise. For various anthologies, Murray has written the adventures of such classic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, The Hulk, The Spider, The Avenger, The Green Hornet, Sherlock Holmes, Cthulhu, Herbert West, Honey West, The Secret 6, Sky Captain and Lee Falk¹s immortal Ghost Who Walks, The Phantom. He also contributed to the Planet of the Apes franchise and co-created The Unbeatable SquirrelGirl for Marvel Comics with Jack Kirby.

BILL DIAMOND

BILL DIAMOND

Emmy Award winning artist and puppeteer, Bill Diamond brings a great array of photo op props for all ages, along with Puppets for play and for sale. Bill worked on The Dark Crystal, Little Shop of Horrors, Fraggle Rock and many others.

KEITH CHAMPAGNE

KEITH CHAMPAGNE

Keith graduated from Montville High School, Oakdale Connecticut in 1988. He is a 1994 graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art. Keith began working professionally as a comic book inker during his second year at the Kubert School. Titles he has contributed to (as writer) include: JSA, Green Lantern Corps, and World War III. As an artist/inker, his work has appeared in many titles, most notably JSA, Firestorm, and Superboy. Recently he wrote Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, when the license was acquired by Dynamite Entertainment. Upcoming work includes Ghostbusters for IDW Publishing and The Mighty, a creator-owned title for DC Comics, co-written with Peter Tomasi.

KADROLSHA ONA

KADROLSHA ONA

Kadrolsha Ona Carole has made comic book history by becoming the first person to be a comic book Super Hero doing what she does in real life. Kadrolsha Ona Carole is part of Warner Brothers motion picture history with her contribution to the 40th Anniversary of The Exorcist DVD on Blue Ray. She travels the globe representing the paranormal industry. KO hosts Paranormal 13 News on the Galaxy Global TV Network, HULU, Apple TV network plus many more and in 198 countries, 50 state, Comcast national and in airport televisions services world wide. Paranormal 13 News is the first paranormal program to be seen on Airport Television. Kadrolsha is collaborating on a children's book with the legendary Bill Diamond of Jim Henson and the Muppet's. KO played a pivotal cameo roll in the Toxic Tutu movie. A movie continuation of Toxic Avenger. Stared in the Silent Film “Silent Times” which she won an award for her role of Madam Leonora and was featured in Broadway World Magazine. “Silent Times” own the Oniros Film Award an IMDB qualifying award. Kadrolsha is on of the executive directors of “Silent Times” Kadrolsha stared as CC Carole in over 85 “CC The Huntress” Paranormal Adventure Episodes for Broadcast and Cablecast WNDS and New England Cable Television. She is the author of Ghosts and Legends of the Merrimack Valley for History Press’ Haunted America Series and Ghosts of the New Hampshire Seacoast. Learn more about Kadrolsha by visiting her website. Paranormal 13 News will be broadcasting Live every hour on the hour from Northeast Comic Con. She will along with a few of the P!#N News crew will interview guests to get their prospective on the paranormal.

JESSICA RAINVILLE

JESSICA RAINVILLE

You have heard Jessica Rainville in various voice over roles such as Fate, Huntress, FlapJackie, and several other characters on the hit YouTube channel NewScapePro Fortnite Shorts with half a million subscribers! She is a reporter for Paranormal 13 News as seen on Hot Rock TV, Galaxy Global Network, Comcast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and more. Jessica is a producer, writer, and voice actor for CHRIS Podcast, has been the announcer for Heluva Good! Dip, Starbucks, Runway Fashion Exchange, featured on NH Chronicle, Charlie in Charlie’s Mailbox and Crystal in Waterguns & Rainbows for Modern Audio Drama Podcasts, Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, an on air DJ for IHeartMedia. Some of the other notable VOs I’ve done are: Starbucks, Heluva Good! Dip, I’ve been on Pandora, producer and creator of CHRIS Podcast, Charlie in Charlie’s Mailbox for Modern Audio Drama, Crystal in Waterguns & Rainbows for Modern Audio Drama (on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play). Charlie’s Mailbox was in the top 100 downloads in the media and arts category on Apple Podcasts as well. I was seen on NH Chronicle with Modern Audio Drama as well, discussing Audio Dramas.

PETER BERNARD

PETER BERNARD

Peter Bernard is creator of an entire stable of imaginary cartoon rock bands, including Those American Girls. He also writes and reads the Scary Stories NYC podcast and internet video show. Peter will be shooting segments at the convention for Debbie American's new cartoon talk show, which will co-star YOU!

Eric Bornstein

Eric Bornstein

Mask Maker from Behind the Mask Studio

Johnny C

Johnny C

Producer and "Sartana" comic book Author

Gary Sohmers

Gary Sohmers

Pop Culture Appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow"