BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  




11th Annual BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
NOVEMBER 17th & 18th, 2018
KERN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
Buildings 3 & 4

1142 So. P st., Bakersfield, CA.
Bakersfields ONLY 2 Day COMIC-CON!
Sat. 10:00am TO 6:00pm
Su, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Admission:
Adults 12 and UP - $8.00 Sat. or Sun. // $15.00 for 2 Days.
KIDs Under 12 Are FREE!
TICKETS AVAILABLE At The Door.
Parking Only $5

Come join the fun and excitement of the Kern County's Biggest and Best 2 Day Comic Book and Fantasy Convention.

Bakersfield Comic Con Presents...
Bakersfield FANTASY FAIRE



Don't miss the Bakersfield Fantasy Faire. Thats right, going on INSIDE the Comic Con. No additional Admission required. This is our second year adding this wonderful event into the show. Come see more fun costumes and Midevil fighting. Enjoy some Fantasy Faire food and experiance the added fun.

Advance Tickets are No Longer Available, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
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For those Who Pre-Purchased Tickets...You Will NOT Be Sent A Ticket. Your PAYPAL RECEIPT IS YOUR TICKET. We will have a list at the door. Printed OR Digital receipts are acceptable. Thank you.


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BAKERSFIELD COMIC CON SPECIAL GUESTS


MARVEL LEGEND

RON LIM

RON, UNFORTUNATLY HAS TO CANCEL DUE TO ILLNESS. HE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR.


Lim's interest in comics began as a child, when he read comics and drew his favorite heroes, including Batman and the Fantastic Four.
His first published work was for the independent comic book title Ex-Mutants, which he worked on from 1986 to 1988.
He was "discovered" by Marvel at a 1987 comic convention, and was hired on the spot. Lim penciled the Silver Surfer (vol. 3) series for almost six years (1988-94). He also penciled most of the "Infinity" trilogy of large-scale crossover limited series which Marvel published in the early 1990s-Infinity Gauntlet (1991), Infinity War (1992), and Infinity Crusade (1993). He returned to these characters to pencil the Thanos series in 2004.
He was also a regular artist on Captain America in 1990–1991, while he was also working regularly on Silver Surfer. Other Marvel series he worked on during the 1990s include X-Men 2099 (1993), Spider-Man Unlimited, Dragon Lines (1993), and Venom: Lethal Protector (1993).
While Lim primarily worked at Marvel, he also worked at DC for a time in the late 1990s, providing art for the third and final year of Chris Claremont's Sovereign Seven series. He also provided cover art & fill-in interiors for series like Hawkman, Green Lantern (vol.3) and Flash (vol. 2).
He has done work for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise at Archie Comics, including Sonic #100.
In 1999 he was attached as artist to a failed revival of G.I. Joe to be published by Bench Press Comics with Larry Hama attached as writer.
Lim was a founding contributor to the ill-fated publisher Future Comics, and in 2002 penciled their fourth series, Metallix, for six issues.
Lim returned to Marvel in the 2000s illustrating several series associated with Marvel & Tom DeFalco's MC2 imprint, including Avengers Next, J2 and the Fantastic Five. He contributed art in 2007 to the comic adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures, and since 2016 has been regularly providing variant covers for various Marvel one-shots, mini-series and event comics.
ACTRESS..E.T. The EXTRATERRESTRIAL, FRIGHTNERS, CUJO, GRIMM and LOTS More

DEE WALLACE


Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, Dee Wallace has worked as an author, teacher, dancer and actress in film, television, and stage for over 40 years. Her career began in New York where she studied with famous acting legend Uta Hagen before moving to Los Angeles where she found her mentor, Charles Conrad. With over 150 credits to her name, Ms. Wallace is a true tour de force in the industry, working with countless producers and directors and some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Lewis Teague, Stephen King, Blake Edwards and Rob Zombie. Her many film credits include The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, Cujo, Secret Admirer, The Frighteners, 10 and of course, her role as Mary in Steven Spielberg's E.T., The Extraterrestrial. Ms. Wallace has just completed three films for release in 2015: False Memory Syndrome, Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard, and Flowers in December. Ms. Wallace has starred in over twenty movies of the week and four hit television series. Other credits include Grey's Anatomy, Switched at Birth, My Name Is Earl, The Office, Law & Order LA and Criminal Minds. She is recurring at present on GRIMM for NBC and The Whispers for ABC. Ms. Wallace is also starring in Amazon's new series Just Add Magic and was released late 2015. !


ACTRESS..FARSCAPE, JIM HENSON"S CREATURE SHOP and More

GIGI EDGLEY

The internationally renowned actress is originally from Australia. Gigi has a long and rich history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company's critically - acclaimed sci-fi cult series, Farscape. In which she starred for over four years.

Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most loved, and at times controversial characters in the series.

Additionally Edgley has appeared in countless film and television series including Rescue Special Ops, USA's Starter Wife, Tricky Business, Syfy's Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses.
She has a long list of theatre credits as well, which include: Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, The Rover, Boy's Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables.

Gigi was nominated for the Film's Critic's Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the Syfy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe.

Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundreds of other candidates.
WCW, WWF/E, TNA Wresteling Superstar

BOOKER T

SATURDAY ONLY




Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his ring name Booker T, is an American professional wrestling promoter, color commentator, and professional wrestler, signed with WWE. He is also the owner and founder of the independent promotion Reality of Wrestling (ROW) in Texas City, Texas.

Booker is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), holding 35 championships between those organizations. He is the most decorated wrestler in WCW history, having held 21 titles including a record six WCW World Television Championships (along with being the first African American titleholder), and a record eleven WCW World Tag Team Championships: ten as one half of Harlem Heat with his brother, Lash "Stevie Ray" Huffman in WCW (most reigns within that company), and one in the WWF with Test. Harlem Heat were recognized by WWE as being - along with The Steiner Brothers - WCW's greatest ever tag team. Booker was the final WCW World Heavyweight Champion and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion under the WCW banner; industry veteran John Layfield described him as "the best acquisition that WWE got when they bought WCW".

Booker is a six-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship five times (four times in WCW, and once in the WWF) and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once. He is the first non-mixed race African American to become a world champion in WWE, and was voted the greatest World Heavyweight Champion in a WWE viewer poll. Booker is a 15-time world tag team champion between WCW (10 times), WWF/E (four times), and TNA (once). Additionally, he was the winner of the King of the Ring tournament in 2006, the sixteenth Triple Crown Champion, and the ninth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. As the ninth (and final) Triple Crown Champion in WCW history, Booker is one of four men in history to achieve both the WWE and WCW Triple Crowns. Longtime wrestler Kurt Angle said of Booker: "He's done it all... he legitimately is one of the top five best of all time." Booker was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6, 2013, by his brother, Lash.


DANNY BULANADI


Danny Bulanadi has been a comics illustrator for over fifty years. He is a veteran of Filipino Komiks, Image, DC, and Marvel. It was at Marvel that Danny flourished. As an inker, he worked on the Micronauts, Fantastic Four, Captain America and various other comics in the 1980's and 1990's. He has inked noted pencillers such as John Buscema, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko, Paul Ryan, and gentleman Ron Lim to name a few.
Danny recently worked on "The World's Most Complete Graphic Bible" for Kingstone Comics. He continues to illustrate comics for them as well as work on fan commissioned art.
MEGAFORCE & SUPER MEGAFORCE YELLOW RANGER

CIARA HANNA


Ciara Chantel Hanna is an American actress and model. She is known for playing the roles of Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce and Nicole Parker in Blood Lake.

CHUCK PATTON


Chuck Patton was the regular artist on Justice League of America#217-239, Tales of the Teen Titans#56-58,74,75, Teen Titans Spotlight#13,16, Green Lantern#163, 177, The Flash#320-323 (The Creeper stories), The Brave and the Bold#198 (Batman and the Karate Kid), Action Comics Weekly#613-618 (Nightwing and Speedy stories), The Vigilante#6,7,31,33,35, Blue Beetle#10. Chuck did artwork for such Marvel Comic titles as Daredevil#245 and Classic X-Men#14,15. Chuck is also an Animation Director on such series as Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Animated Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 version), NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians, Dead Space: Downfall, Double Dragon (1994), Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas, Swamp Thing, G.I. Joe (1990 series).
TRAILER PARK BOYS Star "CYRUS"

BERNARD ROBICHAUD

SUNDAY ONLY




"Trailer Park Boys" starBoston-born, Canadian-based, actor, writer and comic, Bernard Robichaud, known to fans worldwide as Cyrus, the gun toting, drug dealing nemesis from the hit television series Trailer Park Boys, started his life in the spotlight as a sought after model. That is, until the day he crossed paths with a Toronto talent agent, who insisted he missed his calling and should try his hand at acting. With that advice in mind, Bernard enrolled in the Theatre Arts program at Dalhousie University and later honed his skills under the private tutelage of esteemed vocal coach Dorothy Ward, and later under the wings of award winning director Tom Kerr at the prestigious Neptune Theatre.

Believe it or not, this athletic man who grew up playing hockey and basketball and today is an avid golfer was hired to voice the characters of both Robert and Becky in the CBC radio drama In Becky's Name. Governor General Award winning playwright and author, Kent Stetson, took the liberty of contacting ACTRA on Bernard's behalf, stating that anyone who could play a man and women on radio in their first performance deserved to be given their professional status and he was, and he hasn't looked back.

His uncanny talent of being able to transform himself into a rough and tumble lowlife to a ruggedly handsome good guy has garnered Bernard a variety of most interesting roles over his career including performing alongside such Hollywood icons as James Caan and Kathy Bates. Most recently he was seen in Blue Seduction co-starring Billy Zane and Estella Warren, and Hostage Game, co-staring with his friend, the late Corey Haim. Bernard also had a recurring role as Kirk in the hit Showcase TV series, Haven.

Recently Bernard wrote and co-produced a made for TV series, called Cranky Cab, in pre-production which he will star. He was also involved in the pilot, Sea Change, based on the New York Times Bestseller, and an Indie feature “To Avenge” slated for camera fall 2019. He wrote a screenplay Kitchen Sports, an adaptation of his successful 1995 play, penned A Woman Scorned, a screenplay feature thriller, and co wrote 13 episodes for a TV sitcom, The Adventures of Black Bart. When not gracing the small or large screens, Bernard tours North America with his standup comedy act, It's My Life, Not Yours! The comedy act was originally a portrayal of his character on Trailer Park Boys, but after his first tour, Bernard realized that comedy was an expression of truth, and the character, Cyrus, was far from his truth, "it's was like being a cartoon, and difficult to find my voice," and he developed material that would be transformed into the real Bernard Robichaud. Bernard’s unique stories of his life have his audiences bustin' a gut!

STEVEN E. GORDON
S Steven E Gordon's professional career began in 1977 when he was hired by Ralph Bakshi Productions to work on the animated feature film Lord of the Rings. He stayed with Ralph through several more films was promoted to Animation Director and Key Animator/Character Designer on the Ralph Bakshi / Frank Frazetta feature Fire and Ice. After that he landed the unusual entry job of Animator at Disney Pictures animating on The Black Cauldron and stayed there for about five years. He returned to Bakshi to direct on the groundbreaking Mighty Mouse series and then he spent 12 years working on and off with Rich Animation on a series of direct-to-videos, doing character design and layout and was Animation Director / Character Designer / Key Animator on The Swan Princess. He also was key animator during this period of Holli Would on Cool World.

Then he started as one of the directors and the sole character designer on X-Men: Evolution. Afterwards Dreamworks Animation hired him as a story artist. He then went on to be a director on Marvel/LionGate as well as the character designer on The Ultimate Avengers and its sequel. Next came the TV series, Wolverine and the X-Men for Marvel as well as The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. In his quest to continue to be employable he started illustrating children's books based on film and comic characters for HarperCollins (and other publishers) as well as illustrating comics such as These projects include an on-line comic for ERB, Inc. "The Eternal Savage" and HeadHunter for SitComics. His most recent work includes storyboards on the live-action version of The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau for Disney as well as storyboards on a variety of projects including SpongeBob SquarePants 3 (where he is the Head of Story) and is in development on an animated series based upon Jimmie Robinson's Bomb Queen with G7 Animation.

http://stevenegordon.com https://www.facebook.com/StevenEricGordon


JOEL ADAMS


The eldest son of famed comic book legend Neal Adams. Graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, in 1988. Joel moved to Los Angeles to work at Neal's west coast offices of Continuity Studios. While at Continuity, he dabbled in comic books helping out on Continuity titles such as "Ms Mystic," and "Bucky O'Hare.". Outside of Continuity he did covers for Alpha Productions "Blood Thirst" and Penthouse Comix "Young Captain Adventure".

In 1996, Joel was called by Marvel Animation to do all the character design for "The Hulk: Animated series.". From there he went to FOX/Film Roman to Design the Emmy Award winning "King of the Hill", then to FOX Family to Design "Nascar Racers".

His background with Continuity and comic books gave Joel the additional skills, while working for the animation companies, to be also picked up for all of the licensing art for these shows and others by the licensing companies handling them. Joel’s art has appeared on the products stemming from: The Hulk, Nascar Racers, King of the Hill, Captain Scarlet, The Mask(Animation), Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Light Speed Rescue, Power Rangers: Wild Force, Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire, and more...

Today, Joel has been devoted to pushing his own license LILZ, a series of big head big eyed characters he began showing back in 2000, and can be seen literally all over online community message boards and websites in what are called "signature tags." It is his desire to get the Lilz off of the Internet and into stores everywhere.




BUZZ
S Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, ATOMIKA, VAMPIRELLA, X-FACTOR, IMPULSE,SHI and many more.
A very popular and sought after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit. Buzz is also a multi-EMMY award winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, FOX, Los Angeles LAKERS and The United States Marine Corp.


NATE WATSON

In Exhibitor Room Booth #30


Nate Watson is an illustrator/designer based in Bakersfield. He has drawn comics featuring well known licenses including Toy Story, The Incredibles and Dreamworks’ The Croods. He spent three years working as a visual development artist at Lucasfilm Animation on the as-yet unreleased Star Wars Detours. Currently, Nate freelances, most recently with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, who produce Robot Chicken. This is his ninth Bakersfield Comic Con.




RICKEY BIRD


Rickey Bird is a director, actor, and filmmaker based in Bakersfield, California.
Rickey values independent work ethics and loves to constantly push the boundaries of his creativity and resourcefulness, often getting around budget restrictions and producing quality films even in spite of financial limitations.
He cofounded a production company titled Hectic Films back in 2004, and since then, he had the chance to produce a lot of content, including the award-winning short film "Naked Zombie Girl", which received praise and attention on a global scale.
Rickey is also an author, as he penned "Cheap Movie Tricks", a book with a focus on helping fellow filmmakers make the most out of their productions, even when they are on a low budget.
Currently, he is working on new, exciting projects, including an upcoming film titled "Booze, Broads and Blackjack," which will be released later this year.


RICO ANDERSON

SUNDAY ONLY


BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ROLE AS THE MOCLAN DOCTOR IN THE FOX HIT SERIES "THE ORVILLE".

RICO E. ANDERSON is an award winning actor in television, film, theatre and voice over who hails from Chicago Ill, was raised in Berkeley, CA. and studied theatre at San Francisco State University.

He is known for his role as the Moclan Doctor in the FOX series, "The Orville" as well as the villain, Boras in "Star Trek: Renegades" opposite TOS's Walter Koenig. Rico also guest starred in Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" and was featured in the SYFY horror movie, "Hallowed Ground" opposite "Thor" actor, Jaimie Alexander. Rico appears in the sci fi feature, "5th Passenger" opposite a full main cast of Star Trek actors including Doug Jones of Star Trek Discovery / The Shape of Water and has voiced several characters in the video game, "Batman: Arkham Knight".

Other cult favorites Rico has appeared in include, Young & Hungry, KC Undercover, Modern Family, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, The Mick, The Fosters, Goliath, Greys Anatomy, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Bones, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives to name a few.

Rico also co hosts the sci fi webcast, "The R&R Show" on Facebook Live with Ryan T. Husk and guest hosts on "Involuntary Act Podcast" with Jennifer Lynn Warren of American Horror Story.

Along with being in so many awesome sci fi projects, Rico is also a huge nerd....or BLERD (black nerd) and loves all things sci fi, especially anything involving time travel.

For a more full detail of Rico's career, you can check out his website at www.RicoAnderson.com


BOBBY TIMONY


New Jersey born artist Bobby Timony has been writing and illustrating comics and drawing storyboards for over a decade. Bobby’s career in professional art started with some of America’s top advertising agencies – including Bates Advertising, JWT, and BBDO, where he drafted storyboards for M&M, Campbell’s Soup, and Gillette.

In 2007, Bobby, along with his collaborator and twin brother Peter, debuted his paranormal detective webseries “The Night Owls” with DC Comics. In 2009, “The Night Owls” was nominated for multiple Harvey Awards for Best New Series and Best Online Series, and earned Bobby a nomination as the Best New Talent.

Recent work includes The Simpsons for Bongo Comics as well as Storyboards and Concept Art for Disney Consumer Products.

Bobby recently won a Gold Independant Book Publishers Award for his work on Monster Elementary by Spacegoat comics.
Professional Cosplay Guest

LISA PINELLI


Lisa Pinelli is a Professional Model and Cosplayer from Southern California. She enjoys traveling, fitness, pizza, and aerial arts. Her modeling career took off with Playboy where she was titled Playboy Miss Social Miss May 2013. She loves testing her crafting abilities by making props and armor. A few of her recent armored cosplays include Bowser and Dovahkiin. While Lisa loves to spend her nights playing video games or catching up on comics, she is a huge advocate for animal and environmental well-being. As an Animal Science major she has a dream of opening her own animal sanctuary and giving back to the world.
Where to find Lisa:
Facebook.com/LisaAPinelli
Instagram: @LisaAPinelliOfficial
PHILIP CABLE




RAYSTER MICHEAL QUIROGA




RENE MICHELLE ARANDA




REBECAH RYE




JAVIER CAZARES




Meet The Creative Team of
NIGHT MISTRESS



Meet the Cast, Writer, Director and Team behind the upcoming Horror Classic... Night Mistress!

PHILIP CABLE

Philip Cable is the writer/director of the horror thriller NIGHT MISTRESS. Philip also plays a police detective in the movie. Philip is a 40 year plus vetran of motion pictures and has made over 100 movies. Philip is also the author of the book Make Movies That Make Money!

RAYSTER MICHEAL QUIROGA

Rayster is the CEO of the hugely successful film company Dream Cinema. Ray is also a popular actor whose credits include "Mansion of Blood" and "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers".
Films: Mansion of blood, The extra, Cotton, Unknowns, The Carla Laemmle story, Independence Day, The last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Green olds, Black magic woman

Television:, Days of our lives, Power rangers, Over 50 Commercials, Star Cam, Shamira show,

RENE MICHELLE ARANDA

Rene Michelle Aranda is an award winning actress who has made tv & movie appearances on major networks Netflix, Syfy, Discovery I.D., Starz, ION, Lifetime and more. She has made special guest appearances on talk shows and has been featured in music videos, newspapers, magazines and a buzzfeed community article. Her own music can be found on platforms across the web and in feature film Boris and the Bomb, which she also has a role in.

She’s won over a dozen awards, including Most Inspirational, Actor of the Year, her high school’s first 'Lifetime Achievement Award’ and has since won multiple film festival awards including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and was recognized nationally for her “Outstanding Performance” in Washington, D.C. Her all time high on the Internet Movie Database star meter is 11,036 out of over 6 million industry professionals.

REBECAH RYE

Sunday Only




JAVIER CAZARES

Saturday Only


He is one of the stars of NIGHT MISTRESS, playing a vice detective in the movie. He also costarred in the mini series The Alien.

Be sure to check out their panel at 3pm Sunday and learn about the make of this new horror classic movie.
MIKE KAZALEH

SUNDAY ONLY


Former television repairman Mike Kazaleh has had a long career working in comic books and animated cartoons. He has worked for most of the major cartoon studios and comic book companies both writing and drawing. Mike has worked with a wide variety of characters including Ren and Stimpy, The Simpsons, Futurama, The Flintstones, Mighty Mouse, Krypto the Superdog, Cow and Chicken, Camp Lazlo, Annoying Orange, Gumby, and Bugs Bunny, as well as creating his own independent comics like The Adventures of Captain Jack and Zorch Comics.

SCOTT "FUZZY" JOSEPH
Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph has been writing and illustrating indie comics over the last five years. It was after his work on "The Warren Hope" that Fuzzy’s work began to gain attention. Working as the writer and illustrator for this series, Fuzzy is able to show us his vision of a post-Rapture based Earth on which mankind is struggling to survive against the supernatural. He also teaches high school art in Bakersfield, Ca.
MIKE HAMPTON

Mike Hampton is a Berkeley based illustrator, graphic designer, and comic book artist. He has been a regular contributor to Topps for Mars Attacks, and Star Wars trading cards. He has published such comics as Captain A-Hole, Hot Zombie Chicks, and Eagle Eye. His work has been featured with Robot Chicken, The Howard Stern Show, Dark Horse Comics, Weezer, Big Wow Art, the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir book, and stylized pinups of pop-culture’s most famous characters.

BRANDON BRACAMONTE
Brandon Bracamonte’ has published such titles as Hey Rube, Mustache Ride, and Kiss of Death, also a professional award-winning tattoo artist, with over 60 award winning tattoos. Partial owner of “Imperious Rex” tattoo shop in Citrus Heights. His art has been featured in such publications as “Skin & Ink”, and “Tattoo Magazine”. Brandon is also a contributor to the Topps Star Wars sketch card sets, including Galactic Files series 1 & 2, and the popular 2015 Masterworks, and has also been published in the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, and Boom Studios.

CHERYL SPARKS


Cheryl Sparks was a high school student in 1971 and was given the chance to appear as “Huey” in SILENT RUNNING. She considers this some of the best times of her life. Cheryl is a mom and a grandmother and is now happily retired in California. SILENT RUNNING (Universal Studios, 1972) was the first film directed by Douglas Trumbull, who’d supervised the brilliant special effects for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (MGM, 1968). Given a million dollars by Universal to make any movie he wanted, Trumbull opted to make this film in 1971. To stretch that million dollars, the movie was filmed on the USS Valley Forge, a decommissioned aircraft carrier in Long Beach Harbor, and in a hangar at the Van Nuys airport. This allowed the film to dodge the expense of building spaceship interior sets, making the film look much more expensive than it was. The film’s story takes place on the USS Valley Forge, a space freighter leased to a government reforestation project. The Valley Forge and eight other ships carry samples of the last of Earth’s plant life. Starring Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Cliff Potts and Jesse Vint, the film also features four performers whose faces are never seen. Portraying the “Drone” robots in the film were Mark Persons (“Dewey”), Larry Whisenhunt (“Louie”), and Steve Brown and Cheryl Sparks (both portraying “Huey”). The Drone robots were some of the most original robots ever on the big screen. The performers were all double-amputees who walked on their hands in lightweight robot suits. Bruce Dern has called the Drones “adorable,” and they are surprisingly charming and funny in the film. With the performers walking on their hands in the suits, the Drones have a unique, wobbly gait. And considering that they are essentially mute, featureless boxes with legs, the “body language” performances project wonderful personalities for the robots. George Lucas admits that they were his starting point for the creation of R2-D2.

SEY STUDIOS / BUBBLE POP GALLERY
Sey Studios is a lively illustrator and artist who loves to create pieces that bring joy and smiles to people's faces. She used to paint names at Disneyland, and now does it on her own. Recently, Sey opened Bubble Pop Gallery which features artists from all over the world in monthly group shows at the beginning of 2018 and is now set for another season! Her artwork has been displayed in over 100 shows all over the world including Conan O’Brien’s Coco MoCA, Popzilla Gallery, San Diego Comic Con, DAPS Magic, Anime News Network, Bakersfield Magazine, The Pin-Up Magazine, Bakersfield Californian, Etsy Conversations, VoyageLA, and more! She is working to self publish again, and loves to illustrate creepy and cute things. She also an art professor and teaches art privately as well to all ages.

PARNAZ GHARAH
Parnaz Gharah has been face painting at Disneyland for 11 years and is a geek at heart. She has been to many conventions across the country. She loves being creative with the face paint for kids and adults, and is excited to be returning to Bakersfield Comic Con.




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