BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows
10th Annual BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
NOVEMBER 18th & 19th, 2017
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 (+After hours Programing) Su, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Adults 15 and UP - $8.00 Sat. & Sun. and $15.00 for 2 Days.
KID 8-14 - $5.00 A Day, $8.00 for 2 Days (Children under 8yrs are Free)
Save Standing In Line... Buy Tickets In Advance!
Parking Only $5
Come join the fun and excitement of the Kern County's Biggest and Best 2 Day Comic Book and Fantasy Convention.
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
PLEASE NOTE: Your Paypal Receipt Is Your Ticket In. DO NOT FORGET TO PRINT RECEIPT You will NOT be mailed a ticket, just bring your receipt.
THANK YOU BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON FANS FOR AN AMAZING 2016 SHOW! WE BROKE OUR ATTENDANCE RECORS BY 1000 FANS! WE CANNOT THANK YOU ALL FOR THE LOVE & SUPPORT. NOW ONTO 2017...Our 10th Anniversary! 2 DAYS, 2 BUILDINGS, DOUBLE THE GUESTS, DOUBLE THE EXHIBITORS, DOUBLE THE PROGRAMMING...DOUBLE THE FUN!
2017 SPECIAL GUEST'S
Thomas Yeates was part of the first graduating class from The Kubert School. His first published comics work was "Preacher" a five-page backup feature in Sgt. Rock #312 (Jan. 1978). He provided spot illustrations for a Batman prose story in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981) written by Walter B. Gibson, longtime writer of The Shadow. Yeates and Jack C. Harris briefly revived Claw the Unconquered as a backup feature in The Warlord #48-49. "Dragonsword" was a backup feature by Paul Levitz and Yeates which appeared in The Warlord #51-54 (Nov. 1981-Feb. 1982). In 1982, Yeates and writer Martin Pasko revived Swamp Thing in a new series titled Saga of the Swamp Thing. Timespirits was created by Stephen Perry and Yeates for the Epic Comics line. He drew the Universe X: Beasts and Universe X: Cap one-shots for Marvel in 2001. On April 1, 2012, Yeates began drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip, replacing Gary Gianni. Yeates collaborated with Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier on the Groo vs. Conan crossover for Dark Horse Comics in 2014.
PAT PRIEST In 1964, in the middle of the initial season of The Munsters TV show, Beverly Owen decided to leave the series, and the part of Marilyn Munster was up for grabs. Marilyn, of course, was the "plain one of the family", the normal one in a family of "monsters". Pat got the part, and made her initial appearance on the last episode of the first season. She remained in the role until the series ended in 1966. (The film, Munster Go Home, released that same year, featured Debbie Watson in the role.)
Her appearance with Elvis came a year later. In Easy Come, Easy Go, Pat plays Dina Bishop, the "bad girl" who gets in Elvis' way while he and Dodie Marshall search for treasure. Pat's memories of Elvis and that time were fond ones, although she regrets one thing: She bought Elvis' Cadillac (a 1967 El Dorado), and later traded it for a Pontiac! "If I had it today, I could retire!", she says. Although not fully retired yet, (she occasionally makes TV appearances) Pat and her second husband, Fred Hansing, are settled in Haley, Idaho. Pat still keeps in touch with Butch Patrick from The Munsters, and with the series running regularly now on Nick at Nite, they make more frequent public appearances at conventions and autograph shows. And is looking forward to her appearance her at Bakersfield Comic con!
She grew up in Hawaii and later moved to Los Angeles with her mother. She began modeling at age three and appeared in an episode of "Dr. Kildare" which aired in 1964.
She is best known for having played Wednesday Addams on the 1964-66 sitcom "The Addams Family".
She joined the cast of ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton in 1966. After her childhood career, she also was a cast member of the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns from" 1980 to 1983, where she created the role of Cricket Montgomery. She also starred in "Blood Frenzy" (1987).
CHASE MASTERSON Chase Masterson has most recently been seen guest starring on CW's The Flash, which won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite New Drama."
In February 2014, Big Finish Productions premiered Vienna, a Doctor Who spin-off starring Chase in the title role. Her upcoming and recent feature film work includes Robotech, The Search for Simon, Yesterday Was a Lie, The Inspector Chronicles, and R.U.R.
Chase was named one of the "50 Sexiest Women" by Femme Fatales Magazine and one of the "Hot Leading Ladies" of film by Film Fetish for her role in Yesterday Was a Lie, in which she plays a mysterious jazz singer. Yesterday Was a Lie won numerous festival awards (including over a dozen for "Best Feature"), was picked up by Entertainment One, and opened December 2009 (with a DVD release the following April).
Chase was first recognized for her break-out role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one of the highest-rated internationally syndicated shows of all time. Her huge, international fan base saw her rise from a four-line role in one episode to a five- year story arc, which prompted USA Networks to begin Chase's hosting career with a newsmagazine talk show, Sci-Fi Entertainment.
Known to millions of fans worldwide, TV Guide's online readers poll voted Chase the "Favorite Science Fiction Actress on Television"; Sci-Fi Universe Magazine honored her as one of the "Top 20 People to Watch in Hollywood"; and, in 2010, UGO included her in their list of the "Top 25 TV Hotties, and the Schlubs They Inexplicably Love." In December 2010, AOL named Chase one of the "Ten Sexiest Aliens" in television history.
Chase has worked opposite such Hollywood hotties as Jesse Eisenberg, Jerry O'Connell, Ryan Seacrest, Maggie Grace, and Faith Ford, as well as Bruce Campbell, Richard Lewis, Maxwell Caulfield, Bridget Wilson, and many others.
In 2008, Star Trek: Of Gods and Men featured Chase as "Xela." In 2007, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, an animated film, featured Chase as one of the lead voices, including two songs.
In the 2005-06 season, Chase was tapped by Encore's STARZ On Demand to host their Only Here Channel.
Starring in two films in 2006, Chase played a war news correspondent in Manticore on the Sci-Fi Channel, and "The Madam" in the remake of Chastity. Chase recently starred in Terminal Invasion as "alpha female" pilot Catherine Garrett. Other feature work premiering in 2004 included her starring role in Creature Unknown, a dark, Hitchcockian thriller in which Chase starred as a doctor in a deadly game of genetic manipulation. In sexy, comic turns, Chase played herself in the documentary Trekkies as well as in Miramax's Comic Book: The Movie, directed by Mark Hamill.
Chase is often recognized from her role as the featured guest star in the Emmy Award-winning episode of E.R. as well as for her recurring work on General Hospital. Other series regular, recurring, and guest star credits include Presidio Med, Sci-Fi Vortex, Sliders, Live Shot, Sweet Justice, The Romeos, Acapulco Heat, host of Showtime's Showtime: Nighttime, and co-host of NBC's Saturday Night At the Movies.
On the big screen, Chase starred in Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back For More and in the award-winning Marina. Well-loved genre starring credits include Digital Man, Advanced Warriors, and Space.com's Gold Circle Award winner Deep Space Explorer. Other feature film credits include In a Moment of Passion, Married People Single Sex, Ballerina Finale, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, and Sammyville, a non-fiction-based thriller which was featured on 60 Minutes.
Having released and gained international recognition with her debut CD "Thrill of the Chase," Chase released her follow- up EP "Ad Astra!," the limited edition "Crystal Anniversary: Songs From the Holosuite" (in honor of Deep Space Nine's fifteenth anniversary), and the compilation album "Jazz Cocktail." She sings one of her original songs in the feature Take Out. Chase has also hosted her own weekly internet radio show on TheFandom.com.
Best of all, "Chase Masterson" was recently the answer to a question on Jeopardy. (Well, that's up there, anyway...)
In her off-time, Chase has been singing in USO Tours for the Navy and the Marine Corps, and volunteering at Homeboy
Industries (a charity for underprivileged youths in Los Angeles) and the Anti-Bullying Coalition.
Chase Masterson's current and future projects are publicized regularly in print and on international, national, and local TV and radio networks, including Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, E!, Bravo, Montel, CNET, STARZ, The Sundance Channel, Canada's Space: The Imagination Station and Britain's Sky1.
Derek is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Writer of DC "Secret Hero Society" published by SCHOLASTIC, and the Eisner nominated co-writer of Batman Li'l Gotham. A 15 year veteran of comics as a writer and artist, having worked for DC (Batman, Detective Comics, Arkham City, Teen Titans Go, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo), BOOM (Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, Munchkin, WWE Then Now Forever), IDW (Back To The Future, Dexter's Laboratory, Ninja Turtles), and more.
PAMELA LOVAS Pamela is a comic artist and colorist who has worked for BOOM, IDW, Dynamite, and Marvel; on such titles as Adventure Time, Regular Show, Dexter's Laboratory, and Grumpy Cat. She's also been the artist for the webcomic "JunioR". Upcoming cover work includes more Adventure Time, Regular Show, Over The Garden Wall, and Rick And Morty.
GEORGE "The GIANT" McARTHUR
George The Giant is not a larger than life performer because of his size, though he stands an impressive seven foot three inches in height. It might be because it has been mentioned; George is one of the most complete sideshow performers today, by performers and audiences alike.
The giant appeared as Colossus in Tim Burtons movie "Big Fish", and some not so known movies like "Tough Luck", "Firecracker", or "Relative Strangers" his television appearances, include "The Tonight Show," "Touch By An Angel", "Americas Got Talent", and most recently "Big Giant Swords" and many others, not to mention his appearances on CNN, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Travel Channel.
George The Giant was born and raised in a small city near Los Angels called Bakersfield. When at the age of twelve he was taken to the county fair where he witnessed a sword swallower and fire-eater perform on the bally stage. George could barely believe what the human body could accomplish. We would love to say at that instant GEORGE THE GIANT was released upon the world, but that was not the case, it did start his love of the sideshow though. It wasn't till George was twenty-one before he started to learn the sideshow art. That path was started when a family tragedy caused him to have a fear of fire. He decided he would over come his fear the same way he over came his fear of heights... head on. In the case of his fear of heights he bungee jumped, for this of fire, he would learn fire eating. While researching fire eating he discovered descriptions of other sideshow stunts and started learning them also.
George has had the opportunities to travel around the world performing his brand of entertainment in all types of venues from nightclubs to libraries. He has also been in publications ranging from "The National Enquirer" to "Vogue" George The Giant is your all around performer.
STEPHANIE LESNIAK Stephanie Lesniak has managed and designed for some of the most successful animated television shows and comic books to date. As a talented designer, she single handedly pencils, inks, and colors all of SCRAP PICTURES art content.
She has worked with many animation studios that have included CARTOON NETWORK and KLASKY CSUPO INC. Some of the most recent TV film credits she has are for work done on SQUIRREL BOY, THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK, and REGULAR SHOW.
Before she was in the animation Biz she was in the comic business serving as a Graphic Designer at TOP COW PRODUCTIONS INC. She was responsible for developing and creating book layouts, logo designs, and ad designs for such titles as WITCHBLADE, TOMB RAIDER, BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, WANTED, and THE DARKNESS, among others.
Stephanie has also inked, drawn, and colored for many independent graphic novels and has made a few appearances in various film documentaries involving how to break into the comic book industry.
Stephanie is an illustration graduate of Art Center College of Design.
LONNIE MILLSAP Cartoonist/Author Lonnie Millsap, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He began to draw at an early age and lists Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine) and Johnny Hart (Wizard of Id) as his earliest influences. Millsap's later influences include Gary Panter (Jimbo), Matt Groening (Simpsons, Life in Hell), John Callahan and Gahan Wilson. He released his first book of single panel cartoons in 2010, titled ‘My Washcloth Stinks!’, which was promptly ordered by Barnes and Noble. In 2011 he released his second collection of cartoons titled ‘I Hate My Job!’. He followed up with ‘I Stepped On A Duck!’ in 2012 and ‘My Pickle Tastes Funny!’ in January 2014. Millsap's cartoon currently appears three times weekly at www.lonniemillsap.com and his work has been endorsed by such noteworthy cartoonists as Sergio Aragones, Keith Knight, Gary Panter, Scott Shaw, Johnny Ryan and 'Bizarro' cartoonist Dan Piraro. His highly anticipated collection of cartoons titled ‘I Asked For A Fork!’ was released in June 2015.
PHOTO OP SCHEDULE
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
The First 500 PAID attendees will receive one of 2 different Prints done by our BFCC guest's.
And MORE to Come!
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There will be dealers from all over selling everything from Golden Age Comics, Original Comic Art, Posters, T-Shirts, Back Issue Comics, New Comics, Manga, Beanies, Pokemon and Lots More!