Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat’s appearance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.
This guest will be making his first appearance in Kentucky this August at Pikeville Comic Con so let's give him a warm welcome. Nicholas Brendon is an American actor and writer. He 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). Since 2014 he has been writing on the Buffy Season 10 comic book.
$40 for Autograph
$40 for Selfie
$60 for both
$80 -Autographed Buffy Board Game
$50 - Autographed Xander Funko Pop
$60 - Autographed Ice Cream Xander Action Figure
$50 - Video Message
Mick Foley is a retired American professional wrestler, author, comedian, color commentator, actor, and voice actor. He has worked for many wrestling promotions, including World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) as well as numerous promotions in Japan. He is often referred to as "The Hardcore Legend", a nickname he shares with Terry Funk.
Foley has wrestled under his real name and various personas, including Dude Love, Cactus Jack, and Mankind, also known as the Three Faces of Foley. Foley is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an 11-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships, and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion, and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
$40 - Autograph
$40 - Selfie
$50 for Both
Awesome Appearances and Pikeville Comic Con proudly brings to you WWE Megastar, The Big Red Machine, KANE on Saturday August 25th from 10am to 7pm. KANE, who recently became the Mayor of Knox County Tennessee, will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans and the best part, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the East Tennessee Childrens Hospital.
Only 200 Kane packages will be sold for this event. To Pre Order your tickets and be guaranteed to meet KANE, click on the following ticket link: www.awesomeappearances.com/ pikevillecomicco
A veteran of Smoky Mountain, ECW, WWF, and TNA Impact, Al Snow has done it all in his 35 plus years in professional wrestling. Al was an ECW original and a cornerstone of the WWF during the attitude era. Al found himself in the mainstream spotlight during his stint as lead trainer on MTV’s Tough Enough. Al continues to wrestle as well as pursue a second career in acting. He’s also launched the fastest growing wrestling apparel brand, Collar and Elbow.
$20 - Autograph
$20 - Selfie
$30 for Both
Tara Jayne Sands has been working as an actor for a gazillion years. She has appeared on stage, in television and in all types of media doing voice over work.
Her voice can be heard on hundreds of radio and TV commercials, audiobooks, video games, and on several popular cartoons including Pokemon (over 50 roles in the original English dub including Bulbasaur), Yugioh, Digimon, Generator Rex, Hunter x Hunter, Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse, and lots more . She has recorded ads for everything under the sun, including McDonalds, American Express, Ford, Pom, Home Depot, Albertsons and many, many more. You can hear her in video games like Dead Island, Avatar, Singularity, Final Fantasy, and Call of Juarez. Tara has narrated over 100 audiobooks, including the series Sammy Keyes, and Meg Cabot’s Allie Finkle. She has received numerous Earphones awards from Audiofile Magazine and has been nominated for Audie awards as well. You can Tara’s voice can be heard all day long on Kiss108 in Boston and on numerous other radio stations around the country.
$20 - Autograph
$10 - Selfie
Greg LaRocque has been a well known name in the comic book industry since the 1980's. Born & raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he started his ventures in the art field when he was hired at the tender age of 17, to be an assistant art teacher at the Professional Institute of Commercial art, the school he was soon to graduate from. Greg's comic book career began with DC Comics and Marvel Comics, which made Greg one of the first artists to work for both companies at the same time. Greg's work can be seen in the pages of Spider-man, The Avengers, Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, the Flash and currently Stargate Atlantis for American Mythology. Greg may be best known for his design of the Iconic Wally West Flash costume.
Greg's work as an Illustrator & Designer has seen him touch such diverse characters as The Three Stooges, SpongeBob Squarepants, Bugs Bunny, Harley Davidson & the Grateful Dead.
Working as creative director for Exiled Studio, Greg published his creator owned series 'the Exiled', followed up with the graphic novels 'CryBaby Extinction’ & 'the Dreaming'.
Greg's commission work has been requested by fans across the globe, from Chile, Italy, Spain, Canada, the UK, & France, to the Philippines & many more. He continues to attend comic book conventions & events, & appreciates the support of his fans. His fund raising efforts to support the victims of natural disaster has helped many of those in a desperate situation.
Greg is looking forward to meeting everyone in Pikeville. He will be offering sketches, prints and books. He DOES NOT charge for signatures and will be glad to sign anything fans bring to him.
Peter Luis Zimmerman is a Miami born and Atlanta raised actor and recording artist. His credits span from Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns,VH1's Single Ladies, Billy Crystal's Parental Guidance, to his current role as Eduardo on AMC's The Walking Dead. Peter also just released an album on ITunes under the name Peter Z called "Approval". Check it out.
$25 - Autograph
$25 - Selfie
$40 for Both
Drew Geraci is an artist for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, IDW and Disney Publishing. He started out as an assistant on SuperPatriot in 1995 and worked his way up to working on top ten selling comics.
Credits include: Batman, Detective Comics, Justice League, Justice Society, Final Crisis, Avengers, 52, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Superman, Nightwing, Captain Marvel, Mass Effect, Infinite Crisis, Future’s End, Green Lantern Corps, Gen13, Birds of Prey, Sojourn, Death of Wolverine, Legion of Super-Heroes, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man/Human Torch, Star Wars, Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and many more. The cover of his The Flash #247 was featured on Big Bang Theory.
Credits also include promotional art for Marvel Studios’ The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Drew’s also the author of the novel series The Demands, the third of which, The Demands: Stage Dive, will be released this summer.
DREW DOES NOT CHARGE FOR SIGNATURES ON ANY OF THE BOOKS HE'S WORKED ON. HE WANTS YOU TO FEEL FREE TO COME OVER TO HIS TABLE AND BUY ANY OF HIS $5 PRINTS, TALK COMICS OR WHATEVER!
Ciara Hanna got started in the entertainment world when she was at the young age of 8. She traveled around Southern California singing with a local singing group, which entertained at such places as Knott's Berry Farm, Royal Caribbean Cruise liner, and Universal Studios. She then pursued an acting/modeling career at 10. She starred in a few local plays before landing her first professional job doing a series of Commercials overseas for the United Kingdom. She also was very successful in modeling for such companies as Mattel, Robinsons May, California Halloween Costumes, Macy's and many others on a regular basis. She then wanted to devote her time to school and friends when she came into her teens. Then her Senior year of high school she tried out for the new shorty season cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model. Out of 70,000 girls she made it into the top 16 girls. Being in front of the cameras again revived her love of entertaining. Since then she has done many television commercials, televisions guest-starring roles, music videos and films. She landed a role on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, in which she has a recurring role playing a new character named Summer.
Ciara has a role in All American Christmas Carol starring Taryn Manning. Ciara plays Taryns Daughter Brandie. Ciara Hanna also most recently auditioned with over 2500+ actors to win the role of Gia the Yellow Power Ranger for their All New 20th Anniversary Season of Power Rangers Megaforce. It was filmed in New Zealand aired on the Nickelodeon channel.
$25 - Autograph
$20 - Selfie
$35 for Both
ROLAND MANN has written such comics as Cat & Mouse, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Battletech, Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, Cat & Mouse, Tiny, Krey and Switchblade. Roland is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics where he edited a host of titles only comic geeks know. He teaches writing for comics in the Creative Writing programs at Full Sail University and occasionally blogs at www.rolandmann.me.
ROLAND DOESN'T CHARGE FOR SIGNATURES AND WOULD BE GLAD TO SIGN ANYTHING HE HAS DONE OR TALK ABOUT ANY OF HIS WORK! HE WILL BE BRINGING HIS RECENTLY RELEASED RELAUNCH OF CAT & MOUSE.
For those wishing to purchase books or items, Roland accepts cash or debit/credit cards.
Thom Zahler is a northeast Ohio-based comic book artist and writer. He’s particularly known for his romantic comedy comics. In 2006, he debuted Love and Capes, the superhero romantic comedy about the adventures in love of an ordinary bookstore owner and her accountant boyfriend… who also happens to be the superhero The Crusader. And then in 2014 he introduced readers to Long Distance, a story about two young professionals who meet while stranded at an airport during a snowstorm and decide to date even though they both live in different states.
Currently, he is the writer and artist of the hit "Warning Label" comic on Line Webtoons, featuring a girl curse by her ex-boyfriend that every guy who asks her out gets the list of what they need to watch out for. And he just completed "Time and Vine" for IDW, about a magical time-traveling winery.
He is also a frequent writer and artist for IDW’s successful My Little Pony comics.
Zahler has written for the Disney XD cartoon, Spider-Man Web Warriors, where he wrote the first part of the season finale “Contest of Champions.” He is also a frequent contributor to the Topps’ Star Wars card sets. He recently wrote the pilot episode of the "Knights of the Zodiac" Netflix series, set to debut in 2018.
He continues to work as a cartoonist, illustrator and letterer for many companies across the country.
He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and of Lake Catholic High School.
He lives at his palatial estate, Zahlerdu, in Northeast Ohio. Okay, he doesn’t really call it “Zahlerdu” but if he did, it’d be because he liked Orson Wells’ “Citizen Kane” and not that Olivia Newton John disco-and-roller skating movie. It’s not really a palatial estate, either, but it is a nice place.
"Warning Label" is available at bit/ly/warninglabel See more of Zahler's artwork at www.thomz.com. He also keeps a weblog at http://www.thomz.com/wordpress.
For those wishing to purchase books or items, Thom accepts cash, Applepay or debit/credit cards.
Christopher Jones is a comic book artist best known for his work on Young Justice and Batman for DC Comics. He partnered with Paul Cornell on Doctor Who: The Third Doctor mini-series for Titan Comics, and is currently drawing The Seventh Doctor. He produced the graphic novel Also Known As with writer Tony Lee. His other work for DC Comics includes Batman '66, Justice League Adventures, and Batman & Robin. Christopher's work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Marvel Superhero Squad. His other comics include the comic book adaptation of Re-Animator, Gargoyles: Bad Guys, Kolchak: Fever Pitch, and he is also the co-creator of Dr. Blink Superhero Shrink with writer/cartoonist John Kovalic. Christopher also helped found the Minnesota-based sci-fi convention CONvergence and created its robotic mascot Connie.
CHRISTOPHER DOES NOT CHARGE FOR AUTOGRAPHS AND INVITES EVERYONE TO STOP BY AND TALK COMICS OR WHATEVER.
For those wishing to purchase books or items, Christopher accepts cash or debit/credit cards.
CRAIG BOLDMAN is best known for his work for Archie Comics, having written over 100 consecutive issues of the Jughead comic book (teamed with artist Rex Lindsey) and has been the writer of the Archie syndicated comic strip since 1992. He has also frequently contributed stories to the entire Archie Comics line.
Elsewhere in the comics, Craig has worked on Superman, 'Mazing Man, Bugs Bunny, Disney's Doug, Disney's Recess, Ed Edd & Eddie, Bazooka Joe and his own webcomic and book series, 'Tailipoe.'
Craig served as the chairperson of the Great Lakes chapter of the National Cartoonists Society from 2006-2011.
Craig is currently working on a revival of the Silver-age Charlton Comics character, 'Cap'n Catnip,' with co-creator Tim Fuller.
And at conventions, he does those superhero-themed caricatures!
Jeff Whiting is a Daytona Beach native. Jeff got his start in comics inking the original Tick for New England Comics, and some of the related spin-off books. From there, he went on to ink for Malibu Comics Ultraverse, on titles such as Prime, Ultraforce, Mantra, Sludge, Prototype and Rune. After a small inking run for Wildstorm and DC Comics, he self-published a few issues of a book called Shanghai, which he wrote and drew. Jeff is also working on new self-published work.
JEFF DOESN'T CHARGE FOR SIGNATURES FOR ANY WORK HE HAS DONE, INCLUDING THE TICK. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME OVER AND SEE WHAT HE"S OFFERING THIS YEAR, INCLUDING HIS NEW BOOK, SHANGHAI, WHICH IS DEBUTING AT OUR CON.
For those wishing to purchase books or items, Jeff accepts cash or debit/credit cards.
BARRY GREGORY is the writer, colorist, editor, and publisher of the hit independent comic John Aman Amazing Man. For the past twenty years he has worked every slot of the comic book assembly line - writer, penciler, inker, letterer, colorist - for publishers large and small. He ís written plays, scripts, and stories, and once spent three years as the managing editor of a major comics publisher, an experience that still causes him to sometimes waking up screaming.
In 2005, he co-founded Ka-Blam Digital Printing to serve the needs of small and independent comics publishers, and in 2007 launched IndyPlanet, the one-of-a-kind, print-on-demand independent comics superstore.
He lives near Orlando, FL with his wife Jennifer (the creator of the acclaimed comics DreamWalker and Abby's Menagerie), three kids, and a big, fuzzy dog.
BARRY DOES NOT CHARGE FOR SIGNATURES. HE INVITES EVERYONE TO COME OVER AND TALK COMICS OR HOW HE CAN HELP YOU PRINT YOUR OWN COMICS.
For those wishing to purchase books or items, Barry accepts cash or debit/credit cards.
Thomas Florimonte broke into the comic biz way back in the early '90's. In that 20 plus years, he's racked long list of comic creator credits (inking, coloring, etc.) and has worked for just about every major publisher out there: Marvel, Malibu, Chaos!...
And he's still plugging away with his own creator owned projects from INFERNO Studios’ line of Kid Hero comics: Zomboy: Kid Hero, Lil Na’ & SoSo, Vinny: Things that go WOOF in the Night, Mystery Girlz...
If that's not enough, over past nine years, Thomas, along with his great buddy Barry Gregory, co-own and run the very popular comic printing business Ka-Blam Digital Printing – the one stop shop for the comic creator, along with IndyPlanet – the online comics shop and order fulfillment site for Ka-Blam. They get no sleep and are very tired.
Thomas claims he's from south Mississippi, even though he didn't develop that sweet southern accent, but now lives in the Central Florida area with his wife Rene’, who also has her own line of comics, and their three pups: Vinny, Bella and Sophie; their four legged kids.
THOMAS DOES NOT CHARGE FOR SIGNATURES. HE INVITES EVERYONE TO COME OVER AND TALK COMICS OR HOW HE CAN HELP YOU PRINT YOUR OWN COMICS.
For those wishing to purchase books or items, Thomas accepts cash or debit/credit cards.
Bill Nichols is a writer and inker of comics who has worked for Afterburn, Knight Press, Caliber, IDW and more as well as the editor of SKETCH MAGAZINE.
He is the editor-in-chief of Afterburn Press, a Florence, KY comic book publisher and his work can be seen in the upcoming PARADOX WARS, BLOOD AND ROSES, TEMPERED STEELE as well as his own webcomic ARTEEST. He is also the writer of the RINGTAIL CAFÉ comic..
Bill is co-writing the upcoming CAMELOT FOREVER series of books with Robert W. Hickey as well as his own comics imprint Sparta Bay featuring his character Ursula an d others.
Bill is also a part of the team bringing about the new social media site SHOUTFYRE.
As for autographs, Bill never charges. And he loves talking comics and creating them.
GARY KWAPISZ has had a long and varied career in the comics business, working as publisher, artist, writer and sometimes to show what a renaissance guy he is, he even colors and letters.
As a mere youth he was one of the first wave of trouble-makers at the Comics Journal, where he aided them in spreading acrimony and mayhem throughout the comics industry. Leaving Fantagraphics with his professional reputation at a low ebb, he was forced to resort to chicanery to get Marvel editor, Larry Hama, to give him work. Starting at the top, he garnered assignments on Crazy magazine, where unfortunately his work was not enough to forestall it’s cancellation. Fleeing that sinking ship, he rode Hama’s coattails to the Conan books, where he worked for eight happy years on Savage sword of Conan. He has since been described as, ‘’The last great Conan artist.” After that he went on to draw books as diverse as Airboy, the Punisher and worked with Harvey Pekar. But after 15 years in the comic biz, he decided to look into the wider world of illustration to see what it had to offer. There he has worked on many projects, as varied as Sesame Street and the Jurassic Park movies.
But his love of telling stories had him itching to get back to comics. He accomplished that when he partnered with his old buddy, Chuck Dixon, and together they formed their own publishing company, History Graphics Press. Together they published the graphic novels, Civil War Adventure one and two. After garnering rave reviews they sold their books to a larger publisher, Dover Books.
With his love of comics still blazing, Gary is now working on a weekly Pellucidar series of Edger Rice Burroughs, while readying his new series, Stonewall's Arm. It that limited series he will show what really happened at Gettysburg—this time including the interesting details heretofore left out the histories—the resurrected generals, zombies and Satan trying to destroy America. Check it out at stonewallsarm.com