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OUR NEW GUEST LIST WILL BE STARTED SHORTLY! IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO A ROCCON, TAKE A LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S GUESTS!
WELCOME OUR SPECIAL GUESTS FOR 2013 SO FAR!
Here's the list, then scroll down for bio's
ACTORS: Chris Doohan, Noel Gugliemi, JG Hertzler, Bella Hudson, Daniel Kash, Tim McCormack, Vic Mignogna, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa,
AUTHOR GOH: Anne Serling, Author of "How I Knew Him" about dad Rod Serling
Local Author GOH: Michael Joy, Michael D'Ambrosio
Independent Author GOH: Keith DeCandido
COMIC BOOK GUESTS OF HONOR: Stephen Skeates, Joe Jusko, Mark McKenna, Joe Orsak(stay tuned for more)
ANIME G'SOH: Bella Hudson (Erica Schroeder), Vic Mignogna
YOUR HOSTS: UNCLE YO! GEEK ANTIPODE BELLY DANCERS!
ARTIST GUEST OF HONOR: EUGENE COMMODORE!
YOUNG ARTIST GOH: YVETTE BENTEEN!
REALLY YOUNG ARTIST GUEST OF HONOR: THOMAS SCHROEDER (AGE 6)
LOCAL FILMMAKER G'sOH: Lemon Fresh Bastards, Little Sicily Productions, Nate Sorrentino
FROM THE NEW STAR TREK MOVIE "INTO DARKNESS", CHRIS DOOHAN!
Son of Original Star Trek cast member James Doohan (Scotty the Engineer), CHRIS is a well-known actor in his own right! All 9 Star Trek Movies have featured him and or his father! Chris 1st appeared in the early Star Trek Film along with his dad! Chris is now re-creating the role of Scotty The Engineer in the new web series "Star Trek Continues", also starring Vic Mignogna as Captain James T. Kirk!
Chris will be on our VIP Panel, do a panel of his own concerning his own career with tributes to his dad. AND!.... he'll hang out with you at the VIP Party (separate ticket required), he will also sign autographs and be at his own table on VIP row all weekend!
The new series called Star Trek: Continues will be a retelling of the original series. Joining Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk will be Chris (son of James) Doohan as Scotty and Mythbusters’ Grant Imahara as Mr. Sulu.
"FELIPE" FROM AMC'S "THE WALKING DEAD"! NOEL G! (NOEL GUGLIEMI!)
With an incredible acting resume and an even bigger heart, you will love spending the weekend with "Felipe!" at RocCon! You also know Noel from "Training Day", "The Fast and the Furious", "The Dark Night Rises" and "Bruce Almighty!" Noel will be participating in a variety of panels and hanging out waiting to meet you!
FROM "MORTAL KOMBAT AND THE ABC NETWORK'S "REVENGE" WELCOME CARY HIROYUKI TAGAWA!
You probably recognize Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa from his many roles in films such as Mortal Kombat, The Last Warrior, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Tekken; and television shows including ST:TNG, SG1, Hawaii 5-0, and Revenge. Tagawa’s feature films spanning twenty-three years have grossed over 1.5 billion in worldwide box office and another seventy performances on television shows and series. The feature films have netted 13 Academy Awards from The Last Emperor to Pearl Harbor to Memoirs of a Geisha. His latest films include Hachiko and Tekken. In Hachiko which won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at The Sedona International Film Festival, Tagawa plays Richard Gere’s best friend!
DANIEL IS FROM QUEBEC and played the role of Dr. Dreyfus in the recent horror film Mama! Hehas appeared in dozens of feature film and television series. His first feature was in Aliens as Private Spunkmeyer. He played Axel Turner in the Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Kash has appeared in the television movies Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, The Hunt for the BTK Killer, Crown Heights, Gross Misconduct, Mr. Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Alan Freed Story, The Path to 9/11 and The Last Days of Patton. He was also seen in the television series Nikita, The Event, The Line, A Taste of Shakespeare, Relic Hunter, Goosebumps, Due South, Law & Order, Robocop, Street Legal, The Hitchhiker, Lifetime’s MISSING and Angela’s Eyes.
Vic Mignogna Returns to RocCon!
Due to OVERWHELMING FAN RESPONSE to Vic's appearance at RocCon 2012, he has been invited back to RocCon! WWW.VICSWORLD.NET
Vic is Captain Kirk in the New "Star Trek Continues" webseries!
He is one of the best-known and most popular actors in the animation business! From Edward in Full Metal Achemist to Broly in Dragon Ball Z, Vic is a fun guest who loves to meet the fans! Vic is a Special Guest at many of the the biggest Fandom Conventions! He will be at his table in VIP row, be on the VIP Panel, be at the VIP Party (separate ticket required), hold his own panel(s) AND MORE!'
JG HERTZLER (The Klingon Martok)! JG Hertzler is back for a fun 3rd year! He won't be in make up but he will be sitting on VIP Row and hosting cool panels! He'll also be signing pictures of himself as Martok (for a small fee), taking pictures and selling, autographing his new book "The Left Hand of Destiny!"
Tim McCormack (Ensign Bennett of Star Trek Next Gen) Tim lives among us here in Rochester and is very active in community theatre and local commercials! Tim will also be on the Star Trek panel along with JG and will host our Art and Collectibles auction!
(RAY OLUBOWALE'S APPEARANCE IS CANCELLED)
WELCOME RAY OLUBOWALE! The AXEMAN in the "Resident Evil Movies" and Former Canadian Heavyweight Champion!
YOUR HOST FOR ROCCON! UNCLE YO! WWW.UNCLEYO.COM
He's BACK! For his first appearance in Rochester in 3 years!
ENTERTAINMENT POP CULTURE GUEST OF HONOR! UNCLE YO!!!
He'll be hosting just about everything ALL WEEKEND!! Mixed with his very special brand of pop culture humor, you'll be needing pain meds from laughing so hard!! LEGAL ONES!
UNCLE YO PERFORMS AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON YEAR AFTER YEAR! Come see a true ComicCon performer all weekend at RocCon!
YOUR CO-HOSTS: ANTIPODE GEEK BELLY DANCERS!
ANIME GUEST OF HONOR: BELLA HUDSON!http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=30493
Erica Schroeder (A.K.A. Bella Hudson) has voiced 8 characters in the YU-GI-OH franchise including: Mai Valentine (season 4 on), Akiza Izinski, Dark Magician Girl, The Duel Runner Computer, Rally Dawson and currently, Cathy Catherine on the new ZEXAL. Over the years she has voiced over 20 characters and various Pokemon on POKEMON including: Nurse Joy (season 6-8), Officer Jenny, Ash’s Pidove, and currently, Bianca on POKEMON BLACK AND WHITE. Erica was also Lyserg in SHAMAN KING, Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Stop Motion Comic, ASTONISHING X-MEN, Brigette Verdant on MEW MEW POWER, Luffy on ONE PIECE, Olgariki on GO GO RIKI, Rai and Komorka on TAI CHI CHASERS, Blaze and Wave from the SONIC video games, Shiho from AH! MY GODDESS, from the makers of THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, The Spirit of the Mountain in THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR, and The Witch in the Cannes Film Festival’s LITTLE LONG NOSE. As a Theater and Musical Theater Actress, Erica has also appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally and sings on a few original cast recordings. For more roles and more info you can go to her newish facebook page dedicated to her voice over career.
AUTHOR GUEST OF HONOR: ANNE SERLING!!!
To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family, and was apt to put a lampshade on his head and break out in song. He was her best friend, her playmate and her confidante. After his unexpected death at 50, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. Gradually she found solace for her grief by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories. Now she shares personal photos, eloquent, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together. Idyllic summers in upstate New York, the years in Los Angeles, and the myriad ways he filled their time with laughter, strength and endearing silliness--all are captured here with deep affection and candor.
Robert Redford, Betty White and Carol Burnett are just three stars singing the praises of Anne and her insightful look at her dad....Rod Serling. Creator of the Twilight Zone.
BRING YOUR BOOK COPY AND HAVE IT SIGNED OR BUY YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY AT ROCCON!
COMIC BOOK GUESTS OF HONOR: Stephen Skeates, Mark McKenna, Joe Jusko, Eugene Commodore & Joe Orsak!
COMIC BOOK GUESTS OF HONOR:
2012 BIG FINGER AWARD WINNER STEPHEN SKEATES!!!
Come get your classic Aquaman Comic Books signed by Stephen! His panel is always entertaining!
WELCOME MARVEL AND DC COMICS ILLUSTRATOR MARK MCKENNA!
Mark is just incredible! He just ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to Relaunch the successful original Combat Jacks comic and extending it from 24 to 32 pages with additional story, art and pin ups. On the other side of things, Mark loves kids and his Original Works "Banana Tails" are perfect for young readers.
MARK has been a comic book artist for 24 years having worked for both Marvel and DC comics on the likes of The X Men and Spider Man to Batman and The Justice League. There are more than 450 comics that list his name in the credits and 7,000 plus pages that bear his ink lines. Come meet Mark, have your comic books signed by him and pick up something new! Mark will do a variety of panels during RocCon!
LOVE FANTASY ART! THEN WELCOME JOE JUSKO! www.joejusko.com
In addition to his work at Marvel over the years, JOE has produced art for many other companies and characters, including DC Comics, Crusade Comics, Innovation Comics, Harris Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Top Cow Productions and Byron Preiss Visual, He designed the art for the 1991-1992 Royal Rumbles and Wrestlemania VII.
His recent work includes a fully painted graphic novel based on Lara Croft, the heroine from the Tomb Raider video game series, which recently won a Certificate of Merit from the prestigious Society of Illustrators, into which he was inducted in 2007. Miscellaneous cover paintings for the revived Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, four new covers and a tribute poster for Vampirella's 40th anniversary and various covers and posters for many diverse publishers. He is currently receiving high acclaim due to his monthly covers depicting Edgar Rice Burroughs' science fiction icons John Carter and Dejah Thoris for Dynamite Entertainment as well as those for BOOM! Studios' new S&S series "Outcast". His hardcover "Art of Joe Jusko" book was released by Desperado Publishing in May, 2009 to rave reviews (soon to see a 2nd printing from IDW) and he's developing a graphic storytelling property with Steve Niles' (author of "30 Days of Night"). Other upcoming work includes the cover for the 2012 Overstreet Price Guide and a Hulk/Abomination painting for a Marvel "Pop Up" book. His work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two "Favorite Painter" Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles (previous recipients include Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo) and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover in 2001.
COME VISIT WITH THIS ACCLAIMED ARTIST AT ROCCON! Have him sign his works for you or have a commission done! Take an opportunity to add a JJ to your collection!
WELCOME GAME CARD CREATOR AND ARTIST STEVE ELLIS TO ROCCON'S VIP ROW!
From Dungeon's & Dragon's, World of Warcraft, Oblivion and Lord of the Rings Gamma World and other exciting games, Steve will be at RocCon! to sign your cards and create a commission work just for you!
Steve Ellis has worked for Wizards of the Coast, DC Comics, Wildstorm, White Wolf, Moonstone Books and Marvel Comics
.Steve is a graduate of Syracuse University! Ellis is the illustrator and co-creator behind The Silencers (with Fred Van Lente) and High Moon (with David Gallaher). Ellis' command of the Russian language and attention to detail gave his work on Crimson Dynamo a more stylistic flair, with more Cyrillic markings in the background than in the later issues penciled by Joe Corroney
Steve Ellis’ work has been featured on CD covers, computer games, trading cards, books, RPGs, magazines, toys and, of course, comics. Well versed in digital and traditional media, Steve has enjoyed widespread success painting and illustrating in the publications of Marvel and DC Comics, for Wizards of the Coast and Upper Deck, and numerous other companies over the past 14 years. His Dungeons & Dragons work for Wizards of the Coast includes interior illustrations for Libris Mortis, Frostburn, Lords of Madness, Complete Adventurer, and Player's Handbook II. While acting as penciler and inker for Marvel Comics and DC Comics’ famous properties like Lobo, Iron Man, and Green Lantern, Steve has spearheaded such new titles as Wildstorm’s Jezebelle and the Marvel/Epic lines’ Crimson Dynamo.There is so much more to know about this wonderfully talented artist. We suggest visiting his Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ellis_%28comics%29
WELCOME KEITH DECANDIDO TO ROCCON! Keith is an active member of Media Tie In Writers. Author of the Dragon Precinct series, Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space 9 rewatch series, Keith will be signing and selling copies of all his creations
. Keith will hold an independent writer's workshop. He has worked in book publishing since 1993, and has edited hundreds of books over the years, including such luminaries as Kevin J. Anderson, Mike W. Barr, Christopher L. Bennett, Alfred Bester, John Gregory Betancourt, Kurt Busiek, Richard Lee Byers, Adam-Troy Castro, Nancy Collins, Greg Cox, Peter David, Diane Duane, Harlan Ellison, Michael Jan Friedman, Gregory Frost, Dave Galanter, Craig Shaw Gardner, Christopher Golden, Robert Greenberger, Nancy Holder, Tanith Lee, Jonathan Maberry, David Mack, Una McCormack, Andre Norton, Madeleine E. Robins, Pamela Sargent, Steven Savile, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, S.P. Somtow, James Swallow, Dayton Ward, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, J. Steven York, George Zebrowski, Roger Zelazny, and tons more. I've worked for several publishers and packagers over the years, and have also given dozens of writers workshops.
WELCOME JOE ORSAK!
WWW.JORSAK.COM With an incredibly impressive list of comic book, pin up art and advertising creds, Joe is legendary across Central and Western, NY for much of his work! Come see him and add to your collection!
WELCOME LOCAL ARTIST GUEST OF HONOR EUGENE COMMODORE!
PERFORMER GUEST OF HONOR UPDATE!! 7/30/13
RocCon! would like to welcome Rochester's own premier Cosplay entertainment troupe Vaudeville Valkyries to RocCon!
The VV's have agreed to be exclusive to RocCon! Which means RocCon will be the VV's only appearance within a 30 mile radius of Rochester from now through the end of 2013!
Check out their excellent cosplay and performance here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVelQ0a53QU
ARTIST ALLEY: For Artist Alley, the two options are 6ft and 8ft. Includes electric, table, chair and ONE convention pass.
We are moving AA over to where the gaming was on the right side of the room when you look in and down that row. We are going to provide some extra lighting with the ability for all AA people to bring one of their own lamps. Only those who draw, illustrate on paper, canvas, etc will be accepted into AA as well as authors of books and comic books.
***If you create your own product and need just a small space, scroll up to the space
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