iHeartMedia of the Hudson Valley along with Michael R. Varble, TEG Federal Credit Union & Dr. Lawrence Grodin DDS of Smileworks Dental Associates are proud to welcome Casper Van Dien, aka Rico from Starship Troopers) and the original Supergirl, Helen Slater, to this year’s show! The show will take place July 23rd-24th at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.
Casper Van Dien’s breakthrough role was as the lead in Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi film Starship Troopers (1997).
Still one of the most talked about films of 1997 that has one of the largest cult followings in film history. He was also in Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed film Sleepy Hollow (1999), as Brom Bones. He was the 20th Tarzan and the only one to ever film in Africa and ride an African elephant in the Warner Bros. film Tarzan and the Lost City (1998). Read Casper’s full bio here.
Helen Slater is praised for her role as the Kryptonian superheroine in TriStar’s 1984 film “Supergirl”.
Helen Slater’s career has encompassed motion pictures, television, music and legitimate stage. Upon graduating from the famed High School of Performing Arts, her debut film performance, opposite Faye Dunaway and Peter O’Toole in “Supergirl” won praise from the most cynical of critics and launched her performing career. She went on to star in such films as “The Legend of Billie Jean,” “Ruthless People,” “The Secret of my Success,” “City Slickers,” “Sticky Fingers,” “Lassie,” “No Way Back” and “The Steal,” among others. Read Helen’s full bio here.
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Helen Slater who portrayed Supergirl in the movie will be on hand to sign autographs for fans on May 7, 2011 for ??FCBD?.
There will be two entrances to Krypton Saturday. We will have a signed entrance for the line for HELEN SLATER and a separate entrance (our regular one) for free comics or if you just want to shop! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT IN HELEN SLATER’S LINE TO GET FREE COMICS!
Ms. Slater’s autograph will cost $25 each. Feel free to bring in your own items to have signed for the same price.
Some fantastic artists have volunteered their services again this year! Sketches await!
Brook Turner – Image comics artist of the fan favorite Golly.
Bruce McCorkindale – Comic book artist and creator. His most recent projects include Godzilla Monster War, The Jack Kirby Collector #54, Golly from Image, Negative Burn, Rune Vs. Venom, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Max Riffner – Comic creator, graphic designer, and winner of the Isotope Award. His works include Drunk Elephant Comics, Lydia, and Quick Step.
Rick Hiltbrunner – Comic book artist and creator. His projects include Iron Ghost, Archenemies and Golly.
Fredd Gorham – Artist whose projects include Steel Angel, 365 Days of Drawing, and he is the creator of the Krypton Comics Artist Jam.
Doug McCoy – Inker on ShadowLands and winner of the Create a Krypton Comics Mascot contest.
Tracie Mauk – Talented local artist. Tracie will be on hand to sketch for fans.
Jon Riggle – Specializes in trading card art.
Louis Simpson – Teaches a class on how to draw comics at a local college.
Don’t forget, as in years past, Krypton will be guarded on FCBD by the fearsome stormtroopers of the 501st Legion!
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