The Panel



The Comic Book Club of Ithaca
PO Box 701
Ithaca, NY 14851

is proud to present

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday evening gaming 7 PM - 11 PM

Campus Center and Williams Hall • Ithaca College • 953 Danby Rd. • Ithaca, NY

All listed guests are confirmed as of March 5.

Featured Guests

Comics editor and writer Mike Gold
Gold co-founded First Comics in 1983, serving as president and editing several of their titles. He later became a senior editor and Director of Editorial Development at DC Comics. In 2006, he co-founded Comic Mix and published columns there for 11 years. He currently is a columnist at Pop Culture Squad. Outside of comics, Gold co-founded The National Runaway Switchboard and has worked for many social causes involving drug education, sex education and youth. In 2011, Mike was awarded the Hero Initiative’s first Humanitarian Award at the Baltimore Comic-Con’s Harvey Award Ceremony.

Inkpot Award-winning artist Trevor Von Eeden
Von Eeden designed and drew the first 11 issues of Black Lightning for DC Comics, as well as drawing many of DC's titles including Batman, Detective Comics, Green Arrow, World's Finest Comics, and many others. He has also worked for Marvel Comics, Continuity Comics, Archie Comics, IDW, and other publishers. Von Eeden received the Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in comic art in 2012.

Comics writer Roger Stern
Roger Stern has written for radio, television, the stage, and the Internet, creating scripts for everything from sketch comedy to flash-animation. For ten years, he was the senior writer of the Superman titles for DC Comics. Stern has written hundreds of stories about such diverse characters as Green Lantern, Supergirl, Starman, the Atom, and the Justice League for DC Comics; and Spider-Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and the Avengers for Marvel. His first prose novel, The Death and Life of Superman, was a New York Times bestseller.

Actor and writer J. G. Hertzler
best known to fans for his portrayal of the Klingon officer General Martok from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has also co-written two Star Trek novels for Simon and Schuster, The Left Hand of Destiny: Book 1 and Book 2; worked in a few hundred television episodes; voiced a few books on Audible and several games including BioShock, Star Trek On Line, INJUSTICE:GODS AMONG US, and DEAD SPACE; appeared through two seasons of ZORRO; appeared as General Stark on General Hospital, and Judith Light's pimp on ONE LIFE TO LIVE; and played on every major live stage in America, including performing on stage with Roddy McDowall and with Holly Hunter.

Featured Publisher: AHOY Comics

represented by comics creators

AHOY! Comics publisher Hart Seeley

Cartoonist and AHOY Comics Chief Creative Officer Frank Cammuso
The creator/artist/writer of the Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective series, and of Knights of the Lunch Table, Frank is also a political cartoonist.

Inkpot Award-winning artist and writer Jamal Igle
Jamal is the artist on AHOY Comics' The Wrong Earth, and is also the creator, artist, and writer of Molly Danger published by Action Lab Entertainment. He received the Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in comic art in 2011.

Writer and AHOY Comics editor Tom Peyer
Best known for his revamp of the DC Comics' character Hourman, Peyer is currently writing The Wrong Earth and High Heaven for AHOY Comics.

Featured Publisher: AfterShock Comics

represented by comics creator

Comics writer Stephanie Phillips
Phillips is known for comics and graphic novels such as Butcher Of Paris, Descendent, Devil Within, and Kicking Ice. Her stories and comics have appeared with AfterShock Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Top Cow/Image Comics, Black Mask Studios, A Wave Blue World, and more. Her new series Artemis and the Assassin from Aftershock should be out just in time for Ithacon!

Featured Cosplay Guests: Garrison Excelsior

Garrison Excelsior is part of the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers, a professional costuming group that takes great joy out of constructing movie accurate costumes from the Star Wars Universe. Ithacon attendees have been amazed by their incredible costumes and droids for several years.
Be careful if you see a Jawa - they’re not to be trusted!

Other special guests

Artist and inker Bill Anderson
Bill has inked many titles for Comico, DC, and Marvel Comics, including The Silver Surfer.

Fantasy artist Scott Bowmanchester

Cartoonist Jim Brenneman

Author Caytlyn Brooke
whose YA novel Dark Flowers is available from BHC Press.

Fan artist Nina Collavo

Manga writer Maegan Cook

Artist Storn Cook
Storn is an artist, art teacher, and fantasy illustrator. Clients include AEG, Hero Games, and Wizards of the Coast.

Caricature artist and cartoonist from Cortland NY Jim8ball
Among his many talents, Jim produced our ITHACON logo!

Crafters Professionally Unprofessional Nerdcrafters
(sisters Amanda and Erica DiVergilio)

Comic book artist and fantasy illustrator Steve Ellis

Comics writer and actor Mark Fenton

Author Alec Frazier
A disability rights advocate since he was eight years old, Alec is the Director of his own firm, Autistic Reality, and is the copyrighted author of two books, Without Fear: The First Autistic Superhero and Veni! Vidi! Autism!.

Graphic novelist Stephen Frug
whose photographic novel is set in and illustrated with pictures of Ithaca

Crafter Sharon Gates

Artist and animator Warren Greenwood
Care Bears (2007), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2005-06), Duck Tales: The Movie, and Grasshopper and Cricket

Artist and Club member turned pro Jon Haeffner
Haeffner is an artist on Alien Dawn, a series for Nicktoons, and the creator of the web-comic Phantom Hurricane.

Artist Joe Holley

Fantasy writer John Koloski
whose debut novel EMPYRES: Bloodblind was published by Northampton House

Photographer and clay and wood artist Gabrielle Krogstad

Horror author Kevin Lucia
whose latest book Mystery Road is forthcoming from Cemetery Dance Publications

Fan artist William Meriwether

Comics journalist Adriane Nash
Publisher/Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Pop Culture Squad

Illustrator Joe Orsak
Joe is a Syracuse comic book artist and graphic designer. In addition to doing illustrations for AHOY Comics, he is noted as the creator of Captain 'Cuse, a comic strip in local newspapers in the 1980s. In 2008 Joe teamed up with Doug Brode to create a new comic strip Salt City in the Syracuse New Times. The duo teamed up again to create graphic novels for McFarland & Company: Yellow Rose Of Texas, The Myth of Emily Morgan, and Virgin Vampires, or Once Upon a Time in Transylvania.

Fantasy artist Alan Pollack
whose work is seen in Magic: The Gathering as well as on
book covers, with recent titles including Cruel Zinc Melodies, The Two Worlds, and Miles and Metallurgy.

Artist Diggory Reep

Fan artist Joseph Schichtel

Game designers Harold Sipe and Meg Stivison

Jason and the Draconauts series author Paul Smith
ITHACON will mark the public release of the final volume in the Jason and the Draconauts series!

Artist Emily Swann

Fantasy artist Rachel Terwilliger

Small press comics writer/artist Robert Tkacik

Ithaqa comic writer Michael Watson

Artist Brandon Whipple

Please note that we're still busy confirming guests. Check back here for more updates!

Last updated March 5, 2020