RocCon! (September 2017)

RocCon!

Convention Name
RocCon! Rochesters ComicCon & Pop Culture Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.roccon.net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/08/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/10/2017
About This Convention
A mutli-genre convention featuring Comic Books, Anime, Sci-Fi & Gaming!
Many panel rooms! Guest panels in our wonderful 1800 seat theatre!
Venue Name and Address
Kodak Event Center
200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14615
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
4,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
JEREMY BULLOCH! BOBA FETT FROM “STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!” DENISE CROSBY! ” Tasha Yar in Star Trek Next Generation and Mary in “The Walking Dead”, “Pet Seminary” PATRICIA QUINN! MAGENTA FROM “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” Original Movie version DAVID YOST! “Billy Cranston”, the Original BLUE Power Ranger! GLEN MORSHOWER: “Aaron Pierce” in 24, General Lane in SuperGirl Multiple Comic Book Artists Including Mark Sparacio and many others!

IL – An Evening with George Takei

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Join George Takei at the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 PM where he will be interviewed on stage and share behind-the-scenes stories from portraying Star Trek’s original “Mr. Sulu” as well as discuss his career in film, television, and theatre. The evening will also include a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and an audience-led Q&A. Tickets available at the link…

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Currently, Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei’s Take, and is the subject of To Be Takei (2014), a documentary on his life and career. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad bring viewers into their personal life in the “heightened reality”webseries, It Takeis Two.

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The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 462-6300

OR – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

NYC – Kid Crazy Signings

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Claudio Sanchez appears on Saturday, February 4th to read and sign his new children’s book KID CRAZY AND THE KILOWATT KING at Greenlight Bookstore’s Fort Greene store at 11:30 AM and the Prospect Lefferts Gardens store at 1:30 PM.

Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez, already a New York Times best-selling comic book creator, ventures into new territory with his first children’s book, Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King. Kid Crazy Carlson longs for adventure in the far-off and bustling City of Ever. His world changes when he meets a strange droid called Denunzio who warns Kid of the city’s grumpy Kilowatt King, a rude man who forces the citizens to sing for him. Despite the robot’s warning, Kid decides to make the voyage to the city, and the two set sail in a car made of bread. When Kid eventually comes face to face with the rotten ruler, he decides it’s time someone teaches him a lesson in manners: the power of the word “please.” Claudio presents his book with an interactive (and musical) story time at Greenlight!

Greenlight Bookstore
(Fort Greene) 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

(Prospect Lefferts Gardens) 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

SF – Planetoid: Praxis #1 Signing

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Ken Garing appears at Comix Experience Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign PLANETOID: PRAXIS and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

MD – Image Day 2017 Signing

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JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE, SPREAD) and JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, SWORD, GIRLS) appear at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

UK – Art of Rogue One Signing

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Glyn Dillon, Dave Crossman, Adam Brockbank, Matt Allsopp, Vincent Jenkins, Jon Mccoy, and Will Htay, costume designers and concept artists from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, appear at Gosh! Comics from 7:30 – 9:00 PM for a signing and Q&A on Friday, 3rd February. The event isn’t ticketed, it’s a first-come, first-served seating arrangement and space is limited, so get there early!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

CA – The Coldest Winter Signing

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Artist Steven Perkins appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 25th at 5:00 PM to sign The Coldest Winter.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

TX – Heartthrob Signing

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Artist Robert Wilson IV appears at Keith’s Comics on Sunday January 22nd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM for a HEARTTHROB signing and a Q&A session alongside writer Christopher Sebela (via Skype).

Keith’s Comics
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3060

GatorCon in West Palm Beach on May 13th!

Gatorcon copyFrom the Creators of RocCon! & Central PA ComicCon..both successful shows in the 3K-4K attendance range…….
It’s GatorCon! A full day of Comics & Pop Culture fun on Saturday May 13th, 2017 from 10am to 6pm  at the Hilton Airport, West Palm Beach!

150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL · (561) 684-9400
We start all our shows with one day the 1st year and expand from there. This model has worked for us,our vendors and attendees so we stay with what works! It’s that’s simple.
Come get in on the ground floor of Florida’s Newest show!  You can always count on tons of advertising, great guests, moderately priced food, lots of parking and most of all, fun panels to keep people there all day!
VENDOR SIGN UP LINK
OUR VENUE! 
The Beautiful Airport Hilton
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach!

We have taken up all their Ballroom and Breakout Room space to accommodate
Vendors and Attendees alike!  Tons of free parking!

THE BEST PART? The hotel is adding a ballroom giving us room to grow for at least the next year or two of the show!  In the meantime, we have the Main Ballroom and breakout space!
If you are coming from a distance or just want to stay over for a different reason…..the Hilton has given us  a $99.00 Group Rate for a Single or Double FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS for attendees and vendors.  We have 20 set aside, get yours while they last!
There is a moderately priced restaurant on the premises along with a snack bar and a bar area for after the show!
Tons of parking for vendors and attendees alike.
Vendor space is limited and a great value!  All our prior shows have started with no less than 1500 attendance….we are expecting at least the same with GatorCon!
SPACES AVAILABLE:  1 CORNER 10X1010 ($150) , 7 10X10’S ($125), 6 8X8’S ($99)AND 14 individual 8ft tables at $75.00.
Signup for your space before they’re gone at www.gatorcon.net

Questions?  Email us anytime at akentertainny@aol.com. or Monday-Friday between 9-5 at 585-317-4046

SPECIAL GUESTS SO FAR WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

WELCOME CHRISTOPER DOOHAN TO GATORCON!

 As a child, Chris spent time on the sets of the original series with his father, James “Scotty” Doohan. At 19 years old, Chris was asked to be in the first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was only the beginning of several appearances on that beloved ship. His most recent credited Trek movie role put him in the transporter room of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness”, which followed his appearance in the directors first “Star Trek” in 2009, where Chris shared the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg.

Chris is currently playing “Scotty” in the critically acclaimed, award winning web series, Star Trek Continues and also voices the character of Scotty on the popular game, Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.

COMIC BOOK GUEST OF HONOR:  MARK SPARACIO!

 Successful illustrator Mark Sparacio studied sequential art for three years under the legendary Will Eisner recognized as the creator of the graphic novel at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. While still in school, Sparacio received his first contract job to do a painting for the movie poster for the United Artist film, The Draughtsman’s Contract. This opportunity resulted in a long run as a freelance illustrator for the advertising industry.   When the market for illustration collapsed, the door opened for Sparacio to return to the medium that is his first lovecomic books. In addition to painting covers for Billy Tucci’s Shi, D.C. Comic’s Green Lantern, Comics Buyer’s Guide and Alter Ego, Sparacio has also worked for Marvel Comics, painting covers for Heroes for Hire as well as covers for the Comics Values Annual from 2007 and 2008, and The Overstreet Price Guide for the same two years.
Sparacio recently completed the interior sequential pencils for issue #34 of Jonah Hex, along with painted covers for a new six issue Sgt. Rock mini-series being released by DC Comics. He has also done paintings for card sets for UpperDeck /DC Comics and for Topps Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids.
In addition to handling the illustrations for No Quarter, Sparacio is currently penciling and doing painted covers for the new, on-going series Captain Action from Moonstone Comics, based on the classic Ideal Toys action figure (written by former X-Men writer Fabian Nicieza).  Mark is constantly developing new ideas and creating the corresponding artworkFor more information, please visit Mark Sparacio’s website: www.marksparacio.com
OTHER ARTIST GUESTS OF HONOR TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Visit www.gatorcon.net for more information!

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