NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza
The First Pop Culture Shopping and Entertainment Event of the Year: March 11-13, 2022.
NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Cabin Fever Show, March 11-13, 2022, returns to Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA for 3 days of Collectors’ and Fans’ Experiences.
Vendors selling comics, toys, art, books, memorabilia, crafts and pop culture collectibles. Celebrity Guests signing autographs and offering selfie photo ops(both for a fee), along with Comic book artists, writers and creators will be announced on the website www.NEComicCons.com.
Celebrity Guests include TARA REID, (Big Lebowski, American Pie, Sharknado), NICOLE KANG (Poison Ivy on The Cw’s BATWOMAN), CANDY CLARK (American Graffiti, The Man Who Fell To Earth), VERNON WELLS (Mad Max, Commando), HARP TWINS, Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man comics), Guy Gilchrist (Muppets comics), Philo Barnhart (The Little Mermaid), Ken Wheaton (Bongo Comics The Simpsons), Keith Williams (The Phantom), and many more.
For a limited time (and a limited quantity) hotel room nights during the ComicCon will be available for only $100 per room per night, and each room booked will include a weekend pass to the show – including concerts and afterparties!
Don’t delay – purchase today- while supply lasts! Or Call the Boxboro Regency Hotel at 978-263-8701 and ask for the current ComicCon rate.
Night-time Entertainment in Hotel Courtyard include
Friday, March 11th: THE FOOLS
Saturday, March 12th: Celebrity Fan-Tasy Karaoke
TARA REID - March 11-13, 2022 show
JOHN WESLEY SHIPP - March 11-13 show
NICOLE KANG - March 11-13, 2022 show
VERNON WELLS - March 11-13, 2022 show
CANDY CLARK - March 11-13, 2022 show
HARP TWINS - CAMILLE & KENNERLY KITT - March 11-13, 2022 show
THE FOOLS with TSUNAMI OF SOUND Sat. March 12, 2022
JOE ST. PIERRE - March 11-13, 2022 show
GUY GILCHRIST - March 11-13, 2022 show
JEFF KLINE - March 11-13, 2022 show
KEN REID - March 11-13, 2022 show
KEITH CHAMPAGNE - March 11-13, 2022 show
KEITH WILLIAMS - March 11-13, 2022 show
RODNEY RAMOS - March 11-13, 2022 show
TIM CLARKE - March 11-13, 2022 show
BOB EGGLETON - March 11-13, 2022 show
MARRIANNE PLUMRIDGE - March 11-13, 2022 show
KEN WHEATON - March 11-13, 2022 show
RICH MAURIZIO - March 11-13, 2022 show
WILL MURRAY - March 11-13, 2022 show
COWBOY MACH BELL - March 11-13, 2022 show
STEVE CHARETTE - March 11-13 show
BOB TKACIK - March 11-13, 2022 show
TIM JONES - March 11-13, 2022 show
GARY MARANDOLA -
RON MacCLOSKEY - March 11-13 show
MIKE GRASSIA - MARCH 11-13, 2022 SHOW
AKIRA TAKARADA - Postponed ... see Notice Below
PHILO BARNHART - Postponed to November
TARA REID - March 11-13, 2022 showTara Reid is a well known actress who played Vicky in the films American Pie (1999), American Pie 2 (2001), and American Reunion (2012), and Bunny Lebowski in The Big Lebowski (1998). In 2013, she starred as April Wexler in the television film Sharknado, and went on to reprise the role in five sequels (2013–2018). Reid made her film debut in A Return to Salem's Lot in 1987. Her other film appearances include Urban Legend (1998), Dr. T & the Women (2000), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Van Wilder (2002), My Boss's Daughter (2003), and Alone in the Dark (2005). She had her own reality travel show on the E! network called Taradise in 2005, and was a housemate on the 2011 British reality series Celebrity Big Brother 8. Reid began acting at age six, becoming a regular on the game show Child's Play, and appeared in over 100 commercials for corporations including Jell-O, McDonald's, Crayola, and Milton Bradley. As a teenager, she was on Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
JOHN WESLEY SHIPP - March 11-13 showJohn Wesley Shipp starred as The Flash when CBS brought the series to television in 1990 after the theatrical success of Batman. In 2014, John went on to portray Henry Allen, father to Grant Gustin’s Scarlet Speedster on the CW’s hit series The Flash, followed by Earth 3’s Flash, “Jay Garrick.” In fact, John has played four different roles in the “Flash” multiverse: Barry Allen, Professor Zoom, Henry Allen, and Jay Garrick. In 2018, John appeared in the “Arrowverse” crossover, “Elseworld” reprising his role as “90’s Flash / Barry Allen,” once again donning the Classic “Flash” suit to the delight of Flash fans everywhere. Warner Bros. TV announced on September 9, 2019, that John would appear in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover scheduled to air on December 8, 2019. The “Crisis” crossover would span across all 5 of the CW’s superhero shows with the conclusion airing in January 2020. John has reprised his role as “Jay Garrick” on the hit CW show, “Stargirl” in 2021 and once again for Season 8 of “The Flash.” . John has signed a five year, multi movie deal with the Hallmark Channel. He has appeared on the “Ruby Herring Mysteries” as the Father of lead actress, Taylor Cole. John’s debut on the Hallmark Channel was on September 29, 2019, in the episode titled, “Her Last Breath.” John has also workshopped the play, “Hank and Jim Build a Plane” by David Gregory, about the lifelong friendship of Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart despite their political differences and romantic rivalries. John also stars in the just released movie “Night Sweats” as “Nick Frankenthaler” in this based on a true story thriller. A constant presence on television for four decades, Shipp took on another iconic role after The Flash that of Mitch Leery, James Van der Beek’s father, on the WB’s coming of age series Dawson’s Creek. He continued with a memorable turn as boxer Lucky Williams, love interest to Julianne Phillip’s Frankie, on Season 5 of NBC’s hit drama Sisters, and terrified audiences with his haunting arc as Isaac’s abusive father and Beacon Hills gravedigger, Mr. Lahey, opposite Daniel Sharman on MTV’s drama Teen Wolf. John is a two-time Emmy Winner, garnering his first award for his performance as the duplicitous Douglas Cummings opposite Julianne Moore on As The World Turns and his second the next year for his guest turn as Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara - making him the only actor to win consecutive Emmys for two different daytime dramas. Other memorable daytime roles include stints on Guiding Light, One Life To Live, and All My Children. Other television credits include: Lifetime’s hit Drop Dead Diva, CBS’s JAG and CSI: NY, Showtime’s The Outer Limits, TNT’s The Closer, the Lifetime movies Christie’s Revenge and Road Rage, and ABC’s seminal cop drama NYPD Blue. He also starred in the film Hell and Mr. Fudge, and The Sector with Lance Henriksen and Richard Tyson. Not limited to television, John is a classically trained theater actor who also studied opera. He was featured on Broadway playing the Welsh wastrel, Gerry Evans, in the TONY Award winning production of “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel at the Plymouth Theatre, as well as in Safe Sex at the Lyceum Theatre opposite Harvey Fierstein. Other NYC credits include the NY premiere of Stopping the Desert at Primary Stages, Barbara Schottenfeld’s Sit Down and Eat Before Our Love Gets Cold at American Kaleidoscope and Philco Blues with Judith Ivey at the Westbeth. His regional credits include acclaimed performances as Juror #8 in Twelve Angry Men with the Judson Theatre Co., Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Walnut Street Theatre, Curley in Oklahoma! at Little Theatre on the Square, and the Los Angeles premiere of The Killing of Michael Malloy by Erik Jendresen at the Tiffany Theatre. John has also performed in the award winning radio play “Power Burns” as “Sheriff Emmett Burns,” a blind lawman in the Old West. A travel enthusiast and active supporter of the notably welcoming and inclusive Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur Georgia, he was on the Host Committee for Live Out Loud, with BD Wong and TR Knight to support the opening of The Matthew Shepard House in LA for displaced LGBTQ youth. He has also served on the Artists Committee for the Innocence Project, committed to publicizing the organization’s important work using DNA evidence to overturn wrongful convictions. John intersperses his professional commitments with worldwide personal appearances, traveling to England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Ireland, Ecuador, Mexico City, Peru and most recently Chile, as a part of a four decades career in which he has cultivated a loyal fan base, with a diverse resume including “Superheroes and Psychopaths." Mr. Shipp lives in New York City.
NICOLE KANG - March 11-13, 2022 showNicole Kang is an actress and writer, known for Ten Minutes to Midnight, Jack and Jane, Orange Is The New Black and currently starring in The CW network's DC Comics program "Batwoman" at Mary Hamilton aka Poison Ivy. She is a trained ballet and jazz dancer as well as a trained singer. She is Korean-American. She was a competitive figure skater as a teenager. Her mother is a doctor. Both of her parents are from Korea and she is a first generation American. She was born in Boston and raised in Virginia.
VERNON WELLS - March 11-13, 2022 showVernon Wells will be appearing at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza March 11-13, 2022 to sign autographs and do photo ops with fans. Vernon is a well recognized character actor who began appearing on Australian television shows in the mid-1970s and is best known to international audiences for his role of Wez in the 1981 science fiction action film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Bennett in the military action film Commando. He also appeared in science fiction comedies Weird Science (1985) and Innerspace (1987). In the 2000s, Wells acted in the television series Power Rangers Time Force portraying the series' main villain Ransik. Mad Max is the role for which he is probably best known to international audiences, as Wells portrays a psychotic, post-apocalyptic henchman who relentlessly pursues hero Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), before meeting a spectacular death at the film's finale. Hollywood beckoned for Wells, and he spoofed his mad biker role in the popular 1985 teen comedy Weird Science, written and directed by John Hughes and produced by Joel Silver. Wells so impressed Silver with his work in that film that he was immediately secured for the role of Bennett opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando (1985). In 1992, Wells appeared in one of the few roles in which he is not cast as a villain, in the short-lived 1992 television comedy series The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys. The show was about a professor who accidentally enlarged three Sea-Monkeys to human-size, and then had to deal with their comical ineptness in the world. Many of Wells's roles in the 1990s and 2000s portrayed villains, as in the films Circuitry Man (1990), Kick of Death (1997), Starforce (2000) and the 2009 horror film Silent Night, Zombie Night. In the Power Rangers Time Force (2001) episodes, he played the role of Ransik, a mutant crime lord from the year 3000 who travels back in time to take over the world. In 2002, he reprised this role for the Power Rangers Wild Force/Time Force two-part team-up episode "Reinforcements from the Future".
CANDY CLARK - March 11-13, 2022 showCandy Clark is well known for her roles as Debbie Dunham in the 1973 film American Graffiti, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Mary Lou in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth with David Bowie. Clark's first acting role was the character of Faye in John Huston's film Fat City in 1972. She also starred or acted in American Graffiti, The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), The Big Sleep (1978), Q (1982), Blue Thunder (1983), Amityville 3-D (1983), Cat's Eye (1985) and At Close Range (1986) and played the role of Francine Hewitt in The Blob (1988). She appeared in the 2009 film The Informant! as the mother of Mark Whitacre, played by Matt Damon. In 2011, Clark went to Berlin to work on the play Images of Louise Brooks, directed by Sven Mundt. Along with her film work, she also has made guest appearances on television series, including Dating Game, Magnum, P.I., Banacek, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Baywatch Nights, Criminal Minds, “Twin Peaks, the Return”.
HARP TWINS - CAMILLE & KENNERLY KITT - March 11-13, 2022 showNorthEast ComicCon is pleased to welcome The Harp Twins March 11-13, 2022 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.
THE FOOLS with TSUNAMI OF SOUND Sat. March 12, 2022The ultimate New England Party Band for over 40 years, The Fools bring original fun to the main stage in the Courtyard Saturday night March 12th with special opening act instru-mental surf rockers Tsunami of Sound. Concert admission included in Saturday and weekend ComicCon admission.
JOE ST. PIERRE - March 11-13, 2022 showJoe St. Pierre is well known as the artist who has pencilled the most #1 issues of the Spider-Man family covers. Joe also is co-creator and artist on "Fabien Cousteau's Expeditions" series including the recently released Great White Shark Comic. Joe began his comic book career at Valiant Comics, as penciler of RAI, and co-creator of SECRET WEAPONS. He has sold over 2 million comic books, as a writer and artist for Marvel, DC (Aquaman, Green Lantern), Image (Megahurtz), IDW (Transformers), Boom (Power Rangers) and Dynamite. Joe also works in the fields of commercial illustration, intellectual property design and storyboards for Animation and Video Games. Clients have included MTV, Capstone, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Sony, PBS, The Amazing Kreskin and Activision. Joe’s publishing company, Astronaut Ink, highlights his own creator-owned properties BOLD BLOOD, MEGAHURTZ® and most recently his own comic book series NEW ZODIAX.
GUY GILCHRIST - March 11-13, 2022 showWorld-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter, Guy Gilchrist is best known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist. He created the “Muppets” comic strip (printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986), and was instrumental in Henson’s “Fraggle Rock,” and the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” Some of his iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and his work was declared a National Treasure in 1984 by First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Throughout the years, Guy Gilchrist has set his hand to some of the most beloved, high-profile cartoons, such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Tiny Toons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse,” and others. In 1995, Gilchrist took control of the internationally syndicated, long-running comic strip, “Nancy,” originally introduced to the public in 1938 by the celebrated illustrator Ernie Bushmiller. Gilchrist returned the strip to the simple, yet impactful, illustration style introduced by Bushmiller. Like its creator, Gilchrist would also often inject subtle, yet meaningful, sub-themes in the panel’s background. Reflective of Gilchrist’s love for music and life in Music City, characters were often drawn wearing concert T-shirts or listening to music; Aunt Fritzi was portrayed as a music critic; and occasionally, artists were drawn in cartoon form or given a personal shout out. In 2013, Gilchrist proudly identified Three Rocks (the fictional home of Nancy) as a small suburb located on the outskirts of Nashville—forever cementing the strip with the iconic “it” city. He retired from writing the daily Nancy cartoon in 2018 after 23 years to devote more time to his other varied creative interests. Gilchrist is also an award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books (42 titles to his name, including the acclaimed “Night Lights & Pillow Fights”), garnering Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society in the Best Book Illustrator category in both 1998 and 1999, and three Children’s Choice Awards by the International Reading Council. For more information on Guy Gilchrist, please visit aGuyGilchristProduction.com.
JEFF KLINE - March 11-13, 2022 showAs both a Writer and Showrunner, Jeff Kline has been responsible for nearly 1000 episodes of live-action and animated television across all dayparts. He received multiple Daytime Emmy® Awards for the CG series, TRANSFORMERS: PRIME (The Hub), and also co-developed and Executive Produced TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS (The Hub), G.I. JOE: RENEGADES (The Hub), JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES (Kids WB), MEN IN BLACK: THE ANIMATED SERIES (Kids WB), EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS (Synd.) and THAT WAS THEN (ABC) to name a few. He is currently co-developer and showrunner on MAGIC: THE GATHERING for Netflix. Nearly a decade ago, Kline additionally founded Darby Pop Publishing – home to the only authorized BRUCE LEE titles in comicdom (co-created by Kline and Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee) as well as nearly 20 other series birthed by well-known novelists, screenwriters, and comic book heavyweights. ... www.darbypop.com
KEN REID - March 11-13, 2022 showKen Reid is a Boston based stand up comedian, interviewer and host of the popular podcast TV GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. Ken has been a staple on the Boston comedy scene since 2003, having been nominated as "Best Comedian in Boston" twice by the defunct Boston Phoenix, been the regular Friday Night Host at the Comedy Studio for five years, and been the creator and host of the weird and legendary "Secret Menu" show. He's also performed all over the country and is a regular at festivals like the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Riot LA Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival. He frequently shares the stage with national acts and he has appeared on podcasts like Doug Loves Movies, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and Risk! He also has a podcast of his own called TV Guidance Counselor, but that's another story. Ken will be interviewing guests all weekend at NorthEast ComicCon.
KEITH CHAMPAGNE - March 11-13, 2022 showKeith Champagne is an Inker, Colorist, Writer, Finisher and Artist who has produced for Marvel, DC and Independents, along with producing images and products for his own lines of merchandise. Keith has worked on Batman, Green Lantern, JSA, Justice League, Firestorm, Nightwing, Superman, Supergirl, Superboy and others for DC Comics. For Marvel Keith has worked on X-Men, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Cable and others. Keith will be offering commissions, signed prints and signing books.
KEITH WILLIAMS - March 11-13, 2022 showKeith Williams, comic book inker, enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1976 to 1980. Majored in Media Arts and studied under Will Eisner, the creator of the Spirit comic strip. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art. With the help of Marvel comic book artist and mentor Don Perlin, Keith started working for Marvel Comics in 1982 as a background inker. He worked for inkers including Joe Sinnott and Mike Esposito. At Marvel, he became the first John Romita Raider, an art correction group. Keith later became an assistant editor under Jim Owlsley (Christopher Priest) on the Spider-Man group of books. The two became the first all black editorial team in Marvel's history. He later became John Byrne's background artist on Alpha Flight, The Hulk, Superman and Action Comics. Keith began inking regularly with the Web of Spider-Man, which lasted for four years. In between that time and after he worked on many other books at Marvel. Some of which were The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk with John Byrne, Warlock, Quasar with Greg Capullo, Star Trek and the X-men. At Dark Horse Comics, The Mask and Walter with artist Doug Manke and Star Wars Droids. At DC Comics, Superman, and the Lobo/ Mask graphic novel with Doug Manke. For Valiant, he worked on Quantum and Woody and the covers of X-O Man. At Moonstone Comics, The Kolchak Night Stalker Chronicles, Buckaroo Banzai and Domino Lady. For ten years he had worked on The Phantom for King Features Syndicate. And at Avatar Press he inked Lady Death and Crossed covers. A Crossed webisode comic, "Wish You Were Here" and the cover and interiors of the comic book Uber. He has also inked Avatar Press' recently published graphic novel Max Brook's Harlem Hellfighters.
RODNEY RAMOS - March 11-13, 2022 showArtist Rodney Ramos has worked on just about every major character for Marvel Comics and DC Comics with a flourish that makes him a master at his craft. He began his storied journey in comics as a Romita Raider at Marvel Comics, learning his craft under the legendary John Romita, Sr. Regular work on titles like "Psi-Force," "What The!?" "Thundercats" "Punisher War Journal," "Amazing Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" followed, as well as work on Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, and much more. His works include masterful craftsmanship for clients ranging from Valiant, Malibu, Acclaim, Marvel UK, and Neal Adams Continuity Studios, in addition to Marvel and DC. He reached cult status with his work on DC's "Transmetropolitan," a huge fan favorite, and most recently over Simon Bisley's pencils at Legendary.
TIM CLARKE - March 11-13, 2022 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.
BOB EGGLETON - March 11-13, 2022 showHalf of the Dynamic Duo of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Bob Eggleton and Marianne Plumridge return with new original artwork, prints, books and commissions. Bob Eggleton is an American science fiction, fantasy, and horror artist. Eggleton has been honored with the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times, first winning in 1994. He also won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book in 2001 for his art book "Greetings From Earth". He has also won the Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement in 1999 and was the guest of honor at Chicon 2000.Eggleton's drawing and paintings cover a wide range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror topics, depicting space ships, alien worlds and inhabitants, dragons, vampires, and other fantasy creatures. His view on space ships were that they should look organic, and claimed that as a child, he was disappointed with the space shuttles and rockets NASA produced; they were nothing like fantasy artists of the twenties and thirties had promised. His fascination with dragons originated with his childhood interest of dinosaurs, which can be seen in the book Greetings From Earth. His paintings are commissioned and bought at science fiction conventions, and used as book covers. Eggleton has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. Eggleton received massive encouragement from his father, in the form of books, supplies, visits to museums of space and aeronautics and support during the career choices he made. Eggleton dropped out of his art college, because he felt it was not for him. Eggleton is a fan of Godzilla, has illustrated numerous comics, magazines and children's books based on the character and worked as a creative consultant on the American remake. While in Japan he appeared as an extra in one of the more recent films.Asteroid 13562 was named Bobeggleton in his honor.
MARRIANNE PLUMRIDGE - March 11-13, 2022 showHalf of the Dynamic Duo of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Bob Eggleton and Marianne Plumridge return with new original artwork, prints, books and commissions. Marianne Plumridge is an Australian-born artist and writer who lives in Rhode Island, USA, with her husband, illustrator Bob Eggleton. They share their home with over 1,000 Godzilla monster toys, and just as many dinosaurs, dragons, and other odd beasties and creature figurines. The rest of the house is occupied by numerous books, paintings, art materials, and CDs. It really is a creative atmosphere, where inspiration is never lost for long. In the last few years, Marianne has returned to her fine art roots by refining her oil painting techniques. As well as painting natural subjects, Marianne has combined birds and robots into an ongoing series of ‘technology lost in nature’ paintings that include quirky tin toy robot adventures, to great acclaim. Her other ongoing concurrent themes of cosmic whales and pointy rocket-ship paintings still enjoy success and popular favor. The results can be found online at: ‘Daub du Jour’ – http://daubdujour.blogspot.com/ Even more recently, Marianne has revived her interest in painting figurative works and portraits. Her experimental, ‘self-testing’ exploration of painting people again continues apace. In connection with her long held writing ambitions, Marianne writes book reviews and notes on her second Blog, ‘Muse du Jour’ – http://musedujour.blogspot.com/ Finished works of fiction have found their way into magazines and anthologies over the years, as well as articles and essays. Currently, Marianne continues to work on writing the nearly complete text for a book called “Bob Eggleton’s Ice Age America” for Impossible Dreams Press, in collaboration with her husband. It will feature essays and epic artwork and visions of prehistoric peoples, megafauna, and flora…and especially Mammoths and Mastodons. Marianne and Bob’s first collaboration as writer and artist, a children’s picture book called IF DINOSAURS LIVED IN MY TOWN was released in November 2013 from Sky Pony Press. Late this year, one of Marianne’s ‘more than doodle’ rocket paintings will grace the cover of Analog Magazine in the November/December Issue.
KEN WHEATON - March 11-13, 2022 showKen has worked on comics for Bongo, IDW, DC, Image, Moonstone, and Airwave. Most notably, he’s inked stories in Futurama, Bart Simpson Comics, Simpsons Winter Wing Ding, Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Radioactive Man. Other comic book work includes the Official Adaptation of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, and issues of I Dream of Jeannie, The Phantom, El Mucho Grande-Wrestler for Hire, Kolchak:The Night Stalker, and Buckaroo Banzai-The Prequel. He also drew a special commemorative premium comic celebrating the 80 th birthday of cartoon icon Popeye, and drew several stories for IDW’s Popeye series. He was a contributing artist to the hardcover books C. Montgomery Burns’ Handbook Of World Domination and Bart Simpson’s Manual Of Mischief. As a freelance illustrator, Ken has worked on local and national projects, contributing artwork and designs for a series of television ads for clients Toyota, McDonald’s, and Wegmans. He served as editor of Munster Memories: A Coffin Table Book with Butch Patrick and drew a variant cover for the first issue of IDW’s ongoing Back To The Future comic series. He’s currently drawing the second issue of a new project, Dreamer, as well as developing a revival of the classic ‘50s character Jetta, and is also producing a modern romance anthology written by legendary DC Silver Age writer Barbara Friedlander. Ken teaches several extremely popular comic book production workshops each summer, which yield anthologies of student work and prepares teens interested in entering the field. He has also worked with The Strong National Museum of Play as a teaching artist. More of Ken’s work can be seen at kenwheaton.com
RICH MAURIZIO - March 11-13, 2022 showRichard Maurizio is a veteran artist who has produced work for Warner Bros, Turner Entertainment, Universal Studios, Sony Signatures, DC Comics and Archie Comics. His credits include developing educational and children’s books as well as producing a Tom & Jerry comic strip for five years. His licensing work includes Looney Tunes,The Animaniacs, Space Jam, Underdog, Thunder Agents and Godzilla Sketch cards His career started in collectible magazines with co-creating the Comics Collector for Krause Publications and Toy Values Monthly for Attic Books. Under the imprint of TV Comics and Airwave Comics he packaged comics of The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol and Jetta of the 20th century. He’s the co-writer on Munster Memories: A Coffin Table Book with Butch ( Eddie Munster) Patrick. His current project includes a contributing writer and artist for Jetta Raye Adventures for Totally Galactic Comics He continues to work on licensing projects and children’s books .
WILL MURRAY - March 11-13, 2022 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 - March 11-13, 2022 showSing with Cowboy Mach Bell during Celebrity Fan-Tasy Karaoke, Friday Nov. 26 at 10:00 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. And his newest book "I Gotta Rock" has just been released and Mach will be signing books and records all weekend.
STEVE CHARETTE - March 11-13 showSteve an award winning stage magician and a close up magic performer. Steve is also a back-round movie actor. Some of the actors Steve has worked with are: Mel Gibson-Jeff Bridges-Mark Wahlberg Christian Bale-Ryan Reynolds-Kevin James Henry Winkler-Mary Louis Parker-Brian Denehy. Just to name a few. Steve's Movie Career: In Your Eyes (2013) Dinner Guest R.I.P.D (2013)1930's Police Officer Here Comes The Boom (2012) Fight Spectator The Fighter (2010)Convict/Boxing Spectator Edge of Darkness (2010)Doctor Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)Mall Shopper Four Single Fathers (2009)NYC Police Officer Shuttle (2009)Airplane Passenger. Steve will be appearing to meet fans and entertain all weekend and performing on the Courtyard Main Stage on Friday March 11 at 4:15 pm and Sunday March 13 at 10:15 am.
BOB TKACIK - March 11-13, 2022 showBob Tkacik is a writer and illustrator living in Maine. His cover art has been used for TMNT: The Last Ronin, Beyond The Breach, Black Friday and several others. He is currently working on his creator owned comic: Good Boy Paws, the story of an abandoned dog learning about who he is and what he was meant for.
TIM JONES - March 11-13, 2022 showTim Jones is the creator, artist and writer of the widely popular, self- syndicated comic strip; “SOUR GRAPES”. Tim has been a cartoonist and freelance illustrator for over 25 years and he is a member of the National Cartoonist Society. He also teaches cartooning and speaks at local schools and libraries. Tim has created several compilation SOUR GRAPES books and story-coloring books. He appears at various events, Comic-Cons and book signings. Tim created SOUR GRAPES in 2013, about “Aesop”, a miserable-flying dog and his odd friends, all living in a problematic and troubled world. In 2014, the strip found its way into print starting in two newspapers in Rhode Island, where he lives with his family. Soon after, the strip continued its success and started to appear in more and more newspapers. Today, SOUR GRAPES continues to grow in popularity and can now be seen in multiple newspapers across the country.
GARY MARANDOLA -This is Gary Marandola Jr, also known as Gary the BBQ Chef will be appearing Friday March 11 thand Saturday March 12th. Gary, The drinking chef with a BBQ problem, is a social media chef who has found recognition for his cooking talent as an influencer. He is known for his loud and hilarious way of sharing recipes on social media. Gary has also appeared on national television with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais on Chef Ramsay’s newest Culinary gauntlet, Next Level Chef, airing on FOX Network and streaming on Hulu. Gary has never cooked in a professional setting, just his back yard and home kitchen for his family and friends. From brisket to wagyu steak and from soups to beef Wellington, there is very little he can’t do!
RON MacCLOSKEY - March 11-13 showRon MacCloskey has been collecting Boris Karloff and Frankenstein memorabilia since 1962 when he was 7 years old. He now has the largest collection of comics, magazines, books, toys, games, models, dolls, figures, etc. It has been seen on TV, online, appeared at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, CHILLER CONVENTION and Colleges. Ron is the writer/producer of the Boris Karloff documentary BORIS KARLOFF THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER. It hwas gotten excellent reviews. It was released in theaters on September 17th, 2021 and is currently streaming
MIKE GRASSIA - MARCH 11-13, 2022 SHOWMIKE GRASSIA will be hosting several panels in the Seminar Room over the weekend with artists, creators and writers. Michael’s passion for the cartoon medium has started very early in his life. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and became serious about learning his craft at eight years old. His passion has never disappeared and continues to be constantly amazed and inspired by the medium. Michael's professional career spans over two decades, with his first job as a concept artist and animator for a Westchester based educational software company way back in 1994 when he was eighteen years old. Since then Michael has worked in a variety of creative fields including illustration, animation, graphic design, video production, and puppetry. A lot has been said about Michael's style. He embraces the modern while paying homage to all who came before. Children love it as do adults that are transported back to their youth. Give Michael a pencil and it becomes his magic wand which he waves across the paper making the silly come alive. Over the years Michael has worked on and created many comics. Michael is best know for his comic Plunger Pup about a dog that fights crime with a magic plunger and his online newspaper style strip, The Wiz which has been on hiatus since June 2019. The Wiz will be returning very soon and you can fallow the comic here on Facebook and on instagram. Michael is also an educator sharing his art with children of all ages. He has taught, guest lectured, and created art courses on the college level. Michael developed GET IN TOON! an educational cartooning program that he travels to schools, libraries, camps, and more inspiring children to create their own cartoon characters and worlds. You can find out more about GET IN TOON! here. In addition Michael is a regular fixture at comic book conventions working and running kid sections. Since June 2020, Michael created GET IN TOON! LIVE which can be viewed live on his Facebook page here and YouTube page here every Tuesday night at 8:30pm Eastern. On GET IN TOON! LIVE Michael interviews artists, writers, and other creative people that work in the cartoon world. Like and follow him on his social media sites for updates. No matter what Michael does cartooning is always in the forefront. When he is not working Michael loves to spend time with his wife and cat in their Westchester home.
AKIRA TAKARADA - Postponed ... see Notice BelowAkira Takarada has recently had a seizure involving his heart and he is now hospitalized to recover. His condition is not life threatening, but he will need time to recover. He expects to reschedule his NorthEast ComicCon appearance at a later date.
PHILO BARNHART - Postponed to NovemberPhilo Barnhart is professional film animator and character designer, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Philo worked many animated TV shows and video games including The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can still find his artwork still being used on toys, books, home electronics/appliances, apparel, and posters. Philo’s parents Dale Barnhart and Phyllis Barnhart were both animators at Disney’s animation studios. Growing up watching the magic of art become animation, he continues the tradition of making stories come to life through art.