Join us for our SECOND annual Emerald City Comics Fest!!!
The EC Comics Fest is a FREE EVENT, (no tickets necessary), OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, where Guests can meet comics professionals and local creators, as well as other nerd-centric businesses in our community!!!
The event will be held at the FORBES RECREATIONAL CENTER in Pinellas Park (just a mile or so from Emerald City Comics)!!! The Forbes Rec Center is located at 6401 94th Ave, Pinellas Park, FL 33782!!!
FREE PARKING is available on-site. Local sports teams will have grilled food for sale, and most vendors will be selling merchandise ranging from $5-$50.
We had an AMAZING turnout for last year’s event, and we look forward to seeing everyone here this year as well!!!
GUESTS & VENDORS:
(updates on our Facebook Event page)
HEADLINER GUEST CHUCK DIXON!!!
Meet DC Comics writer and novelist Chuck Dixon!!!
Chuck is best known as the co-creator of one of Batman’s greatest villains, bane (batman), as well as his iconic work on Robin DC, Nightwing DCEU and many more!!!
He is currently the writer for DC Comics’ “Bane Conquest”!!!
GEORGE “SPACE GHOST” LOWE!!!
George Lowe, star of Cartoon Network’s Space Ghost: Coast to Coast will be here!!! If you’ve never met George in person, you’re in for a treat – he’s as funny and quick-witted as Space Ghost himself!!!
WWE’S FRED OTTMAN, AKA TYPHOON & TUGBOAT!!!
WWE’s Fred Ottman, also known as Typhoon and Tugboat will be here, representing Squared Circle Comics!!!
Meet Omar Francia, an amazing artist whose latest book, “Volition,” from AfterShock Comics has just been released!!!
You may also know Omar from his work on “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight,” from DC Comics!!!
MEET “SOLAR FLARE”‘S JAMES HAICK!!!
Meet Solar Flare Comic, The Mall Comic, and Long Live Pro Wrestling writer James Haick, from Scout Comics!!!
Both “The Mall,” an 80s-set teen crime thriller, and “Solar Flare,” an apocalyptic, sci-fi adventure are getting some serious interest from Hollywood, so meet him now, before these books become extremely valuable, just like The Walking Dead, which was also once an indy comic, too!!!
ARTIST SERGIO CARIELLO!!!
Sergio Cariello is known for his work on Deathstroke, Azrael (DC Comics), The Lone Ranger, The Christ, Black Lightning, and much more!!!
SQUARED CIRCLE COMICS!!!
Meet John Crowther, author of Squared Circle Comics, featuring your favorite classic wrestling heroes!!! He’s also the writer / creator of the amazing Rochelle.The Teen Cockroach comic!!!
COSPLAYER / ARTIST JAYLEN BYRNE!!!
Meet Jaylen Michelle Byrne, of Jaylen’s Sketchbook!! She’ll have some of her amazing sketches available, and will no doubt sport some amazing cosplay, too!!!
The best dining experience in the universe can be found at Waypoint 6 Tavern & Geekery!!! Come meet the staff and check out their out-of-this-world menu!!!
MONKEYS FIGHTING ROBOTS!!!
The Geek-tastic podcast Monkeys Fighting Robots will be here to talk comics, movies, games, and much more!!!
DAWN & THE DEAD!!!
Meet some of the cast and crew from Dawn and the Dead, as they plan to completely take over the Internet!!!
ALL THINGS NERDY!!!
Our friends from ALL THINGS NERDY will be here hosting our special GAMING ROOM!!!
FIREGIRL COMICS will be making a return appearance!!! Be sure to meet this real-life superhero!!!
Meet the amazing Fierce Comics gang, as they show you why they’re making big waves in the indie publisher world of comics, with their amazing characters, fantastic stories, and superb creative talents!!!
In a post-apocalyptic world, you’re going to need reliable transportation through the worst of conditions!!! Check out the ApocaVic at the EC Comics Fest!!!
WC FORGE COSPLAY!!!
Meet the talented ironworkers of WC Forge Cosplay Props and Armor!! Each of them are a real-life Iron Man!!!
Meet Jamie Jones, an amazing artist, whose work has appeared in the recent Puerto Rico Strong anthology graphic novel, as well as Image Comics’ Violent Love comics series, and the hit indie comic, Joey Ryan: Big In Japan!!!
These real-life superheroes combine their love of geek culture with their need to stay in shape!!! Get the scoop on their latest Swollen Nerd projects, and ask for fitness advice, too!!!
Jeff Whiting is the Creative Director of Brick House Digital Comics, and is known for his work on The Tick, and the Street Fighter and World of Warcraft comics, in addition to his own new comics series, “eXtraterrestrial”!!!
Elliot Fernandez has an impressive list of clients, including Disney, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Upper Deck,, Dynamite, and Marvel!!! His most recent work has appeared in DC Comics’ Harley Quinn & Power Girl, and ARCHIE COMICS’ Archie, Jughead Jones, and Riverdale comics!!!
AGENTS OF SLABS!!!
Agents Of SLABS Signature Service will be on hand to submit your comics for their grading and protective services!!!
You can learn more about the company here:
MIMI HERNANDEZ, JOE MARTIN & CHRISTOPHER HELTON!!!
Meet creative geniuses Mimi Hernandez, Christopher Helton, and Joe Martin, who will share their latest works of art and creative projects with you!!!
Artist Steve Lydic will be here with his amazing artwork, capturing some of your favorite characters!!!
EERIE FLORIDA & FOXDREAM ART!!!
Mark Muncy, author of Eerie Florida, and its sequel, “Freaky Florida” will be here along with Fox Dream Art’s Kari Schultz!!!
Meet Rob Andersin of INDIE Advocates, and find out what’s going on in the world of Indie comics!!!!
Writer Js Earls has written for numerous publishers, including Dabel Brothers Publishing, Arcana Comics, Lamp Post Publishers, Thomas Nelson Publishers, HarperCollins, TOKYOPOP, Zondervan Publishing, King Features Syndicate, and more!!!
Meet artist Greg Krivac, and pick up some signed prints of some of your favorite characters!!!
Meet writer / editor Roland Mann, who has authored “Tiny,” “Cat & Mouse, and more!!!! He has also worked for Marvel, Malibu Comics, and more!!!
Javier Lugo is a phenomenal artist who has worked for AC Comics, Squared Circle Comics, Cornerstone Creative Studios, CAE Studios/Big Pond Comics, and IDW Publishing!!!
Meet artist / actor/ screenwriter / director Austin Janowsky, of Austin Janowsky Art!!!