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.
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.
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
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 Joe Holley
Fantasy writer John Koloski
whose debut novel EMPYRES: Bloodblind was published by Northampton House
Photographer and clay and wood artist Gabrielle Krogstad
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