We are changing the name of the Comic Cons we produce at the Hanover Mall Event Center to the Boston SouthCoast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza.
Produced by the same team who brings you the Northeast Comic Cons, whose goal is 100% Fan Happiness, the event will include all the fun, entertainment and collectibles you have come to expect for the low admission and free parking that makes us proud to say “Guaranteed Not Boring.”
There are many Fan Conventions to choose from in New England this summer – mucho celebrities, mucho cosplay contests, mucho friends, mucho vendors, and mucho choices – but, most of them are mucho expensive.
So why would we like you to consider Boston’s SouthCoast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza as an option for your summer fun plans?
Our admission is lowest for the quality of fun you receive. Saturday’s advance purchase admission is only $15 ($20 at the door), and Sunday is only $12 advance purchase ($20 at the door) with a special $10 admission at 1:00 pm! Weekend Admission is only $20 advance purchase ($30 at the door) with FREE PARKING.
Admission includes Panels, Cosplay Contests, GameUnderground’s Video Gaming, Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator, Live Music and Entertainment, shopping among the largest indoor selection of popular culture collectibles on display anywhere in New England this summer. And, you read it right, FREE PARKING.
Our celebrities are not overpriced either. Meet Micky Dolenz of The Monkees with the Monkeemobile, James Tolkan of Back To The Future with the DeLorean Time Machine, the man of a million voices Billy West, Jaws‘ first victim Susan Backlinie, Mark Goddard of Lost in Space, Gary Sohmers, the appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, and Queen of the Paranormal Kadrolsha Ona. Many more celebrity guests will be on hand for autographs and photo ops.
Exhibitor and vendor space is the lowest cost in New England, and with lower admission (and FREE parking) the attendees have more money to spend, and choose to discover new things. We also have space for Artists and Authors at only $100 for the entire weekend.
The Hanover Mall Event Center is located right off Route 3, south of Braintree at exit 13, Route 53. Found in a former JC Penney department store in a very busy mall with a Walmart, Sears, Macys, Movie Theaters and restaurants.
Northeast Comic Con and SouthCoast Comic Con are produced by Gary Sohmers and the NECC Team for IMAGE LLC.
JIM STERANKO - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
KAYLEE HOTTLE - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
ROBERT WUHL - NOV. 26-28 show
KRISTINE DeBELL - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
LISA LONDON - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
MARTA KRISTEN - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
DIANE SALINGER - Nov. 26-28, 2021 show
FRANCOIS "Officer" CLEMMONS
NICHOLAS BRENDON - NOV. 26-28 show
TIM CLARKE - NOV. 26-28 show
WILL MURRAY - NOV. 26-28 show
Cowboy MACH BELL - NOV. 26-28 show
GARY SOHMERS - NOV. 26-28 show
BRIAN R. HALL - NOV. 26-28 show
PATRICK A. REED
JEFF KLINE - March 10-12, 2022 show
JIM STERANKO - Nov. 26-28, 2021 showJIM STERANKO has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: author, magician, illustrator, escape artist, historian. He is cited as one of the prime architects of Marvel Comics and the co-creator of NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. He also wrote and drew CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE HULK, SUPERMAN, and THE X-MEN (for which he designed the classic title logo); As a musician, he gigged with Bill Haley in the early days of rock 'n' roll; as a pop-culture icon, he has appeared at more than 400 international events and exhibited his work worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris; and his two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies each. As an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle and, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, he was the man upon which the protagonist of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & KLAY was based; and more—photographer, ad agency art director, sideshow fire-eater, male model, typographer, designer...the list goes on. As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas—for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones—and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films. He served as Creative Consultant for the History Channel's two-hour documentary COMIC-BOOK SUPERHEROES—UNMASKED; shook up Twitter with his innovative TNT technique (visit his live Sunday-night sessions by typing in iamsteranko); and is currently prepping AN EVENING WITH STERANKO for theatrical venues across the country. His dozen CAPTAIN AMERICA variants topped Marvel sales charts; the IDW SHIELD ARTIST’S EDITION sold out before publication (and won an Eisner Award); and his 2017 OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE—with his Batman cover—had record-breaking sales. His covers for ACTION 1000, CAPTAIN AMERICA 700, and DETECTIVE 1000 set high sales records. Recent polls cite Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Comics Artist in the history of the form. And he's still the best-dressed man in comics.
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. 26-28 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.
ROBERT WUHL - NOV. 26-28 showSpecial Guest Announcement for Nov. 26-28 NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza ... Please join us in welcoming the incredible Robert Wuhl for autographs, photo ops and fun. 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.
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 London is Best Actress Nominee Short Film (Finding Momma) New York City International Film Festival 2016. Lisa’s first film may be 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 completed 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 roles include “The Morning Show” and “Law & Order:SVU.” Lisa has also been a Casting Director for many years, casting a number of feature films including, "Trading Paint" starring John Travolta and Shania Twain, "Freaks" starring Emilie Hirsch and Bruce Dern, and "Sandy Wexler" for NETFLIX starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Hudson. Lisa is also known for her work on "Hannah Montana," "Supah Ninjas," Suite Life Of Zack And Cody," "House Bunny" and much more. Lisa has discovered and/or cast actors such as Miley Cyrus, Jonah Hill, Selena Gomez, Mark Ruffalo, Giovanni Ribisi, Emma Stone, Adrian R.Mante, Adam Irigoyen & Yara Shahidi to name a few! She is the author of the book, From Start to Stardom which takes readers on a step-by-step journey, laying out what it takes to have the best shot at stardom. As a singer Lisa performed and recorded with the Columbia Recording artists "The Pinups" which also featured singer Tegan, Glynnis Campbell and Mary Senecal, on their debut 1982 CBS/SOny album "Hollywood Eyes," and she 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, hiking, yoga, reading, kayaking and traveling the world.
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.
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 "Officer" CLEMMONSFrançois 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.
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.
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 July 2 at 8:30 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.
BRIAN R. HALL - NOV. 26-28 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.
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.
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).