General admission is just $10, with VIP packages available. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.
The convention will have more than 130 vendors, as well as a gaming room and a variety of speakers, including Steve Potter, Aaron Gillespie, Cory Hamscher, and others!
As a child in the 1980s Steve Potter’s family had recognized his skill in art and often dreamed of him growing up to work for Disney. To this Steve replied, “I just want to work for Mad Magazine and Garbage Pail Kids!”
Potter is best known for his work on the Topps trading card series Garbage Pail Kids working alongside his favorite Mad magazine artist Tom Bunk.
Hired by Topps in 2013, Steve quickly secured his spot among the veteran artists and continued on with additional Topps brands including Wacky Packages, Star Wars: Rogue One, and most recently The Walking Dead. Since he is now a Lucasfilm/Disney approved artist he sort of…in a roundabout way…technically…works for Disney?
Aaron Gillespie is currently participating in the DC Comics Talent Development workshop. He has written an extensive run on Bionic Man from Dynamite Entertainment, as well as a Purgatori and Lady Demon mini-series.
Cory Hamscher is a comic book artist from the more-than-corn state of Indiana. He broke into the business in the late 90’s doing work for Avatar Press, Chaos! Comics, and Devil’s Due Publishing (G.I.Joe & G.I.Joe vs Transformers).
Some of Cory’s most recent credits include X-Men ’92 #5 & #10, Dark Tower #4, All-New Ghost Rider #8-10, Spider-Man Spectacular #1, Captain America: Homefront, and the indie
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