April 28th 2018
THE BATMOBILE !
Featuring Michael Corban productions 1966 Batmobile
This George Barris replica car is modeled after the Batmobile used on the 1960's syndicated Batman TV Series. "Quick robin, To the Batmobile! Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed!" Get up close and personal with this iconic piece of pop culture lore!
The Batmobile will be on display through out the day. Attendees will have the opportunity to take pictures, selfies, and more!
THE CROWN VICS!
America’s Favorite Rock’n’Roll Dance Band!
The Crown Vics - HELL YEAH! The Crown Vics have made it their mission to charge across the musical map bending genres, actively engaging fans and making mischief and fun. Mixing fury with the fun has earned the band the reputation as an act that can tear it up on the festival stage or squeezed in the corner of a legendary honky tonk.
Members of the band have spent the past two decades in garage, prog and punk bands and very off Broadway theater. Guitarist, Frank Schwartz has spent most of his career rippin' it up in blues bands from New York City to Gyeongju, South Korea. The Myers twins, who front the band, bring their theater experience to the over-the-top live show. Drummer Steve Peer brings his Jersey jive and punk rock cred to the line-up having played for “new rock” pioneers, TV Toy and Bill Nelson's Red Noise in the UK and has also been a member of the Chuck Berry pick-up band alumni.
The Crown Vics tap into a tradition established by Carl Perkins, Henry Houdini and The Rolling Stones. It’s that spirit, the combination of attitude and styles, affability, and desire to go all in, that makes The Crown Vics such a fun and vibrant live act and their show a full-tilt non-stop dance riot that puts a smile on the face of music lovers of all ages.
“Hell Yeah” video by Mike Perlman and Mike Hambrock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFeP1u-ouiU
“Tear It Up” video by Peter Logue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbLkZU1DIs&feature=share
Magic & Pop Culture Comedy Show
Original Cosplay Comedy Show
This is a completely new comedy shows unlike anything you will see anywhere on the planet. The Nerd Magician, Mark Pinksten, combines his love of Nerd Culture with Comedy and with Magic. It is really a Comedy show about Pop Culture that just happens to feature magic and illusion. Created for Comic Cons and Pop Culture Events but as caught on and been performed at birthday's, parties, and Corporate Events.
The live Comedy with Magic and Pop Culture show as performed at 3 SuperMegaFests, Two Granite State Cons, Seacoast Comic con, Hudson Valley Comic Con, Green Mountain Comic Expo, 2 NorthEast Comic Con, and two Dr Who Cons, Regeneration Who and Long Island Who. They are scheduled to bring the shows to Florida/Indiana, Harrisburg PA and Chicago in 2018.
Showtime: 1PM - 2PM
(*Showtime subject to change watch for updates.)
We are thrilled to bring an incredible group of talented people from Maine and New England for an old school convention with the focus on comics and creators.
*Guest list subject to change without notice.
Jeff Kline is a television producer and writer, and comic book writer responsible for more than 40 primetime and daytime series and pilots, including the multiple Daytime Emmy Award-winning CG series Transformers Prime (The Hub), That Was Then (ABC), and a slew of venerable "traditionally" animated shows including G.I. Joe: Renegades (The Hub), Jackie Chan Adventures (Kids WB), Men in Black: The Animated Series (Kids WB), etc. Currently he is the executive producer for Transformers: Robots in Disguise (Cartoon Network). In 2013, he formed Darby Pop Publishing (www.darbypop.com), a comic book publisher, which has dropped 13 series and over 70 floppies and trade paperbacks to date. Among these series is a partnership with Bruce Lee Enterprises to produce Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, a present-day, all-ages comic series co-written by Kline and daughter of Bruce Lee, Shannon Lee.
Mort Todd is a writer, illustrator, animator, filmmaker, editor and publisher. Primarily working in comics, he has collaborated with many legends of the field as well as new talent. He has also done extensive work in the music industry, drawing album covers, directing music videos and producing music. He launched Marvel Music at Marvel Comics, personally working with such artists as Mick Jagger, Gene Simmons, AC/DC and the estates of Elvis Presley and Bob Marley.
Recent titles include a variety of genres, like The Charlton Arrow anthologies, Skyman in Outer Space, Paul Kupperberg's Secret Romances and the Sadistik photo novels.
See more of Mort's books, video and art at http://morttodd.com/
Artist Paul Pelletier is from Lewiston Maine and began work as a professional comic artist in the late 1980s. His first work appeared in Cosmic Steller Rebellers (hammac publications) and Wayward warrior (hammac Publications) later in Zen: Intergalactic Ninja! He has worked for renowned comics publishers DC Comics and Marvel Comics as well as for the now out of business Cross Generation Entertainment. His portfolio includes stints as regular artist or guest artist on such series as Darkstars, Flash, Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, Legion of Super-Heroes, Outsiders, Superboy and the Ravers, Superman, Superman: The Man of Steel, Titans, She-Hulk, Fantastic Four, Exiles, Negation and Negation War. On top of that Pelletier has drawn special projects such as the mini-series Green Lantern/ Sentinel: Heart of Darkness or the One-shots Flash: Secret Files, Green Lantern: Secret Files and President Luthor Secret Files.
One of his most recent project was over 20 years in the making with Apha Productions Task Force Alpha: Forged in Fire Special Edition. Pelletier was one of the regular artists on Aquaman during DC's New 52 and currently works on Titans. He is most notably known for his work on Marvel Comics miniseries War of Kings with the Guardians of the Galaxy and "Fall of the Hulks"
Paul will be on the con floor to chat, sign books, and he will have a selection of original art from many of the titles he has worked on recently.
Jay Piscopo is the author and illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series. He is also the creator of Sea Ghost #1: The Sea Ghost in the Machine one-shot comic book, which he wrote and illustrated in his unique signature style, combining 2D characters with 3D backgrounds.
Past projects include working as an art director at Tom Snyder Productions where he produced educational CD-ROMs, including the award-winning Fizz and Martina's Math Adventures, and animated the ABC Saturday Morning show Squigglevision. He also co-created the internationally distributed comic book series, The Scrap City Pack Rats, featuring the world's first disabled superheroes. This six-issue series received national attention for its groundbreaking approach and subject matter.
Christopher Mills is a freelance writer, editor and graphic artist with over two decades of experience in the publishing industry, working primarily for newspapers and comic book publishers. A professional writer since 1990, he has scripted numerous independent comic books in a variety of genres, including LEONARD NIMOY'S PRIMORTALS, SHADOW HOUSE, THE NIGHT DRIVER, KOLCHAK TALES, FEMME NOIR and the critically-acclaimed crime thriller, GRAVEDIGGER: THE SCAVENGERS.
Sean Moran is Maine based cartoonist and the creator of Planet of the Punks and What Am I Doing With My Life? A self published, black & white, underground, anthology comic. Sean's work as recently been featured in KAPOW! Maine Comic Artists exhibition at the Maine Historical Society in Portland.
Jayson Stickney is a Maine base artists and graphic designer. He focuses on illustration and personalized commissions. His style is a combination of old school and new school. Contact him today to get a commission ready for pick up the day of the con or find him at his table to make a request.
Amanda is the primary writer and sole artist for Age of Night. She lives in a cabin the woods of Maine where she works on AoN and many other freelance art projects. Between drawing and fending off bears she enjoys cooking, listening to music, watching movies, analog gaming, exploring the outdoors, and playing with her son and her cat. For a while she lived in Georgia, where she learned a lot of amazing things about drawing, life, and the magic of friendship and earned a degree in Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Nick Anderson is the author and artists for Planet Ripple a series of comics about a cyborg girl who happens to be on the autism spectrum.
There is no curing or escaping autism. There are varied levels of it, though. It's a spectrum, and every autistic individual is somewhere on that complex spectrum. It's different for everybody. "Most people would never know that I have it now unless it was explicitly pointed out to them, but when I was a child it was pretty evident, and intense." - Nick Anderson
Nick thinks it is important not only that this group be positively represented in media so they can aspire to be like the characters they see in stories, but that other people can come to understand those with the condition.
Art Gowie is a Maine artist CORN APPLE, whose style blends influences from comics and cartoons from the 1970s to the present, Japanese arts and crafts, and time spent in the woods and near the ocean. Born in Maine, he spent much of his childhood on Navy bases in Japan, Iceland, and several US states. During eight years in Japan, he loved traditional holiday festivals and watching artists of all kinds, from sushi chefs to kite makers. Commissioned work has included pet portraits from photographs; custom decoration on shoes and clothing; business signs, displays, and menu boards; childrens' book illustration; tattoos; and animation and characters for website and game applications.
Hugh Martin Tims
Hugh Martin Tims is an illustrator and writer currently living in Maine with three ongoing self-published comics through his company Better Comix. Lightning Duck, and The Medievals are web based comics and Two-Spirit Deal has a limited print run.
Woodrow Duck “Woodie” Lightning Duck is motivated to create music and pay his bills/rent but when he’s abducted by endangered species threatening to begin a war against humanity he must escape with his new friends Crazy, Thoom and Freezebox and prevent it from happening. Then he wins the lottery and can afford to make music his primary goal but then an alien invades Westbrook, Maine and infests everyone with a plant virus and he has to save his best friend Dave from certain death and the reason this matters to everyone on the face of the earth is because the new generations need to consider the importance of protecting the environment and dealing with difficult social issues.
Check out Tim's work at:
THOMAS WASHBURN JR.
Duane E. Coffill
Born and raised in Maine Duane grew up reading horror, suspense. He and began writing at the age of twelve and graduated from Freeport High School in 1992. He has written and published three novels and four poems. His fifth novel, "The Eyes Within" is available now. He was also interviewed by the Bangor Daily News and talked about being a founding member of Horror Writers of Maine and the group's first anthology, "Northern Frights." As of right now, "Northern Frights" is on the prelim ballot of the Stoker awards. Duane recently self-published his latest book, "Dark Voices." www.horrorwriterduanecoffill.com
Maine's premiere horror film and media group. Focusing on character driven stories packed with gore made with practical special effects. Cemetery Theater will be there in full force with preorders for the Blu-Ray/DVDs of SLEEP EATERS with JAM PACKED special features including the newly produced retrospective documentary:
SLEEP! EAT! REPEAT!
(The Making of SLEEP EATERS).
CEMETERY THEATER will be unveiling their next FEATURE LENGTH FILM being shot this summer.
Maine Association of Cosplay Enthusiasts is Northern New England's official authority for cosplay craftsmanship judging for masquerades. M.A.C.E. will be on hand to offer support with a cosplay repair station, and host a theatrical combat event, "Cosplay Deathmatch" open to con cosplayers.
Time: 3pm Prizes: TBA
*Registration and more information coming soon.
Top Shelf Comics
One of Central Maine's best comic book dealers. Top Shelf Comics Bangor has been open for over 25 years serving the Bangor area and beyond. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help find that new or rare book you are looking for. Pow! Blam! Splat! Comics, stamps, cards, & Coins Top Shelf Comics in Bangor is where it's at!
Ancient Alien Expert
Become an expert and get your certification on Cryptozoology, Vampire Lore, Zombie Survival, and More! Ancient Alien Experts is your source for PhDs, diplomas, and certifications. Visit their booth to get your qualifications in any subject!
ERIC'S TOYS & COLLETCABLES
Magic cards, and collectables – Selling and trading magic cards & more.
BAR HARBOR COMICS – Featuring rare hard to find vintage comics and collectables.
CHEEKY MONKEY NERDOM
Erin is a seamstress and cosplayer living in Maine. She has been a seamstress since 2010 and has been a nerd since birth. Starting in the theater world, she found her passion for sewing and creating and that has followed her since. Some of her nerdy interests include, reading comics/manga, watching anime and superhero shows, and playing Star Wars Destiny. She hopes that through Cheeky Monkey Nerdom, she can share her passions through creativity to the world. Remember, Live the nerd life and stay cheeky! http://www.cheekymonkeynerdom.com/shop/
Adventure Awaits! Artist Jess LeClair designs and produces fantastical objects based on traditional folklore, magic and fantasy.
Neko-jin Designs creates a myriad of accessories featuring the most adorable characters you've ever seen! Chris & Neko make neat stuff & sell it year round at conventions across the country. When they are not busy prepping for an upcoming con road trip or smile-spreading spree, they often take commissions for custom apparel, bags and nerdy accoutrements!
sharing and conecting New England's gaming industry and communities. Their goal is to showcase New England's potential as a hub for gaming. Wether its table top or digital, wether its making them or playing them, anything that brings the community and the industry together. New England is special and our gaming communities are top notch. Attendees always go home with a memorable gaming experience.
Featuring free play table top library and a selection of video games to play. – Don't get fragged!
*(coming soon...Find out more on tournaments and challenges for the day)
DownEast Gamers Guild
DownEast Gamers Guild will be joining the 2018 Bar Harbor Comic Con. They will have several tables set up in the gaming hall and will be demoing a variety of miniature war games. Are you a gamer? Have you ever thought about getting into the miniature war gaming hobby? This is a great opportunity to come visit with the folks from DownEast Gamers Guild, ask questions, check out the cool models, play a few rounds or just connect with the local gaming community!
Downeast Gamers Guild: Hosting Warhammer 40k, BATTLE TECH, MORDHEIM, Shadespire, & MORE.
*Watch for updates on open table and tournament games
Commercial, Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer
Photo booth rentals and more!
"Our pictures say it all."
*Schedule subject to change
7AM - 9AM EVENT SET UP - SPECIAL GUESTS, VENDORS & ARTISTS ONLY
9AM EARLY BIRD ENTERY – V.I.P. PASS ONLY.
10AM - Event GENERAL ADMISSION – DOORS OPEN TO TICKET HOLDERS
11AM - 12:30am SPECIAL GUEST PANEL – OPEN PANEL WITH Special guests JEFF KLINE, MORT TODD, Paul Pelleteir, Jay Piscopo.
1 PM - 2PM MAGIC AND POP CULTURE Comedy SHOW – Live - The Amazing Nerd Magician Mark Pinksten combines Magic, Pop culture Comedy, and cosplay!
2:30pm - Cosplay Group Photo! With MemoryMaker PhotographY
3PM - Cosplay Death Match with M.A.C.E.
4:15PM - 5:30PM Live Music withThe Guardains with Steve Peer from the Crown Vics!
5:00PM - Cosplay Dance Off!
5:30PM - Closing timE!