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welcome to oc con 2018

Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love

#occon2018

 

 
 

 

See you

June 28th-30th 2018!!

 

 

 

Location

Ocean City Music Pier

825 Boardwalk

Ocean City, NJ 08226

 

Event Hours

Thursday, June 28th

5pm-9pm

Friday, June 29th    

10am-9pm

Saturday, June 30th  

10am-9pm

Special Guests

 
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DYLAN SPRAYBERRY

(Thursday Only)

6:00 – 6:45PM     Q&A Discussion

7:00 – 8:30 PM    Ticketed Meet and Greet (TICKET SALES TO BE ANNOUNCED)

A multi-talented performer fast on the rise, Dylan Sprayberry is best known for portraying Liam Dunbar in MTV's flagship drama series Teen Wolf.

Dylan began his career at a very young age in commercials and print while living in Houston TX, and when it became evident that he and his younger sister Ellery were passionate about pursuing acting, the family moved to Los Angeles.

Over the next few years, Dylan landed several TV roles in comedy and drama series, from iCarly and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union to Criminal Minds and Glee. He also played supporting roles in feature films such as The Three Gifts opposite Dean Cain and the indie Bedrooms.

His breakout role came in 2013. After beating out hundreds of young actors through a long and rigorous audition process, Dylan appeared in tens of thousands of theaters around the world playing the Young Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, the first film in Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe. Dylan was in incredible company, co-starring with Oscar nominees and winners including Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, and Kevin Costner, and the film earned over $650 million at the box office.

His work on Teen Wolf began shortly thereafter, recurring in the fourth season, and, having quickly become a fan favorite, returning as a series regular for the fifth and final seasons.

Since the series' end, Dylan has continued his career with a pivotal supporting role in the independent feature The Malibu Tapes while he splits his time among several other creative endeavors. He is writing scripts, an EP of original music is in the works, and his artwork will be seen in his clothing line due out late 2018.

 
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STEVE GONSALVES AND DAVE TANGO from GHOST HUNTERS (Friday Only)

Meet Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango from Syfy Channel's hit shows GHOST HUNTERS and GHOST HUNTERS ACADEMY!

FREE Meet & Greet all day! 

Join us in the evening for an interactive live presentation (included with your General Admission ticket). Steve and Dave will talk about their experiences both on and off camera, sharing some of their favorite paranormal investigations, evidence and stories from their travels with the audience. This presentation will include a Q&A session with the audience, so have your questions ready!

STEVE GONSALVES

For well over a decade Steve Gonsalves has been appearing weekly on television sets across the world, known best for starring in Syfy channel's hit shows Ghost HuntersGhost Hunters Live and Ghost Hunters AcademyGhost Hunters airs in 170 countries and has been one of Syfy's top rated television shows for over ten years. Steve has also been a featured guest on numerous internationally syndicated television shows and radio programs including The View, Fox and Friends, Steve Harvey, Larry King, Fox News and Katie Couric.  He can be seen in Syfy's Destination Truth and has executive produced the horror short; The Captured Bird, alongside famed writer/director Guillermo Del Toro. Steve is also the co-founder of TAPS Paramagazine, the wildly popular paranormal themed magazine available at bookstores everywhere. 

Steve started his work in paranormal studies at a very young age and is well educated in the field, having investigated over 1,000 reportedly haunted locations. Steve had the privilege of working closely with famed investigator and paranormal pioneer Dr. William G Roll (Poltergeist) at the Rhine Research Center.  Steve, who has been referred to as a paranormal pioneer himself, helped to pave the way for a worldwide paranormal explosion widely credited to Ghost Hunters, Steve and his fellow cast mates. It's evident that Steve loves what he does, and you can see this in his time on stage and at public appearances connecting with his fans, enthusiasts and fellow geeks of all things strange and unexplained. 

DAVE TANGO

Dave Tango is best known as an investigator and tech manager on Syfy Channel's hit show Ghost Hunters. Dave also co-starred with Steve in the hit show Ghost Hunters Academy, where he used his knowledge of gadgets, techniques, and love of experimentation to help the cadets strive for a potential spot on the TAPS team. 

Dave – better known as Tango – has been investigating the paranormal since childhood. He was first inspired by the unexplained encounters his father experienced while working as a police officer. 

At the age of 19, Tango joined the group TAPS, where he was taught by the best, and he’s yet to look back. 

Tango’s ghost-hunting philosophy is to never be afraid to try new techniques, and always experiment in the field. Aside from anticipating his next authentic supernatural experience, Tango gets a rush from finding logical answers to the seemingly illogical questions of the paranormal.

Tango always enjoys a good challenge too. Knowing this, Steve famously bets Dave to do some of the strangest things possible during their investigations. This attribute of Dave's is one of the many reason audiences love him. His genuineness, curiosity, and positivity bring audiences even closer to the TV screen. There's always something a viewer can relate to with Tango, and together, he and Steve radiate a warmth and authenticity unmatched anywhere else on TV. Dave is not an act, and the audience undoubtedly notices and loves this about him. It's also what has made him one of the leading paranormal experts in the world.

 
 
 
 

Registration is now closed for Artist Tables. 

Artists


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STEVE BOYES

Steve has been drawing since Pokemon came out in 1996. He would get the drawing books and his favorite part was creating his own Pokemon. He would use up all the computer paper at home for his drawings. His mom got tired of him stealing all the printer paper and got him a drawing book. After that, his drawings took off. His grandmother would show off his work at the art history museum in DC where she worked, and was always his biggest supporter. Once he got into middle school, he got into painting and started doing abstract work. Now he mostly does comic book art with both marker and paint as his medium.

 

 

 

MICHAEL S BRACCO

Michael S Bracco is a graphic novel author and illustrator of The Creators, the award-winning Novo series, and Adam Wreck and the Kalosian Space Pirates. Along with his comic work, Michael owns and operates Spaghetti Kiss, a craft company showcasing hand-screened apparel for men and women featuring his original science fiction and fantasy illustration. Michael is also a cast member for the performance art group, Super Art Fight.

 

 

Eric Cooper

Eric is a Sci-Fi/Superhero author from New Jersey with a series of published books called Knight Seeker that take place in the modern Tri-State metropolitan area. Knight Seeker is an up to date cutting edge superhero character that takes the readers and fans on a heart pumping adrenaline rush of excitement and adventure. The comics and novels are a must read for any fans of Sci-Fi and Superheroes. The next series of books has just started with his new release called Star Enforcers which are a mixture of Star Wars and Star Trek philosophies, it is a most read for either fans. Co-writer Miles Simon. Eric himself enjoys his time at comic book conventions and doing discussion panels on the future of comics and novels. He also enjoys wearing costumes of his characters from the books that he writes. If you're looking for some new spice in your world of comics and novels then Eric M. Cooper is the guy to go visit at any convention. 

 

PARIS CULLINS

Paris Cullins is a master penciler who started his professional career in 1979, always knowing from a child this is who he was going to be. He drew primarily for DC Comics, most known for his work on The Blue Devil, The Blue Beetle, Forever People miniseries, and his rendition of Jack Kirby's New Gods and Wonder Woman series. Paris has pretty much worked for everyone in the industry: Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Archie, Harvey, Nintendo, Defiant, Atari, and Tundra...illustrating comic covers, card art, game packaging, storyboards, and toy design.

Most recently, Paris is working on a web comic for his long-awaited character Marcus Arena, in addition to creating comic series The New Devil and The Afro Punks with several independent comic book companies. 

Now taking advanced commissions.

 
 
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JOE DEL BEATO

Philadelphia born artist/inker Joe Del Beato's works are well known for inks and cover illustrations for Marvel/Hasbro's GI Joe: Order of Battle toy line art, Justice, Cloak and Dagger, Sectuars, and Avengers. Joe is also known for his extended works for DC's Atari Force and the ever so popular MASK and Who's Who: The Definitive Directory to the DC Universe. 

Joe now lives in Atlantic City, where he teaches after school programs on comic book illustration to school children at the public library. 

 

RUSTY GILLIGAN

He has been a fixture in comics since 1978 with credits including Marvel, DC, Big Bang, Image, Heavy Metal and more. His film work includes the original Heavy Metal film, 'Spider-Man 2 & 3″, Captain America, the Avengers, and season 1 of The Walking Dead... as well as a few horror films. In the past few years, Gilligan rejoined the sketch card arena and has provided cards for Upper Deck, Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Cult-Stuf, and many others, including producing a variety of card sets for the Mac and Trouble comic book, being released this year. Gilligan has worked on such licenses as: Dr Who, Night of the Living Dead, Planet of the Apes, Vampirella, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes... also: Marvel and DC trading cards, MLB and NFL, and more. Currently, The Adventures of Mac and Trouble can be seen in comic books, a news strip for publications and newspapers, and soon a online feature.

 

MACKENZIE HAWK

Mackenzie is 15 years old.. She attended Brony Con this past summer as a guest artist. She is also working on her first coloring book and a comic story. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARLAND HOLLOMAN

Freelance Artist, Garland Holloman is on a mission. Garland calls it his ArtStar Tour, each year Garland attempts to network and reach more people with his artwork. Being an established artist, he has won the title of South Jersey's Best Graphic Artist and he is also a certified Copics Marker Designer. Garland is coming off an amazing year of doing various Comic Con appearances, hosting art nights and doing numerous commissions. Still planning his upcoming book release, Garland is an ArtStar at Artist Alley all over and hopes that you select some of his art to join your collection. Garland Holloman is a motivated and inspiring artist. He has won multiple art awards, certified in Graphic Design & Print, also earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts & Animation. With over several years doing freelance work, as time continues his work is always improving with time. He has been blessed to work with a few celebrities doing branding art and caricatures.

 

PHILIP McNULTY

It started at the age of 3, while illustrating Spider-Man on the back of an uncolored page from a coloring book. Since then, Philip McNulty has been bringing his 90's comics influenced style into such outlets like William Shatner's Man O War, Kevin Smith's SModCo. Cartoon show, and Marvel's X-Men. Quite Simply, Philip McNulty is an animator, illustrator, and comic book geek.

 

 

 

 

 

DON J.MORGAN

While working as an Animator / Graphic Artist for a local gaming company, Don J. was asked by the Sundance Channel if he would like to do a weekly comic strip for their new blog. Having grown up loving movies he jumped at the chance. All he needed was an idea. One day, while arguing with a fellow co-worker in the cube next door about the latest blockbuster, it came to him and Films Vs Movies was born. The strip ran for two years until the blog ended. Now it appears every Tuesday on its own website.

 

BOB PETRECCA

Bob Petrecca started his comics career in-house at Marvel Comics as one of John Romita's Raiders in 1990 and has since freelanced his abilities on titles such as Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Toxic Crusader, Hyperkind (with Paris Cullins), What If, Spider-Man, and Wraitheart. Also for DC Comics: JLA, Aquaman, Action Comics, Batman Confidential, Batman/Superman, Birds of Prey, Green Lantern, Justice League Unlimited, and even Scooby Doo (also with Paris Cullins!)

Bob has also brought his abilities to Upper Deck where he has done full color Marvel art, as well as paintings for Fox's "Firefly: the Verse" 10th anniversary card set and the "Firefly Legendary" card game.

Currently, he is hard at work on another batch of cards for Marvel/Upper Deck as well as bringing to life a very special comics adaptation to rock band The Dear Hunter's album: "Act II: The Meaning Of And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading."

 

LUKE PETRECCA

After time well spent at both the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Luke Petrecca is hitting the ground running with work for Upper Deck, The Dear Hunter, and this year's OC Con limited edition shirt!

 
 

NEIL VOKES 

Neil has been telling stories in comic books professionally now for just over 33 years - In 1984 he was assigned the Japanese cartoon based Robotech series for Comico Comics. This led to Neil co-creating "Eagle" with his partner, Rich Rankin. Neil and Rich self-published Eagle for several years through their own label, Crystal Comics.

 As time went on, Neil was lucky to have gotten work in the mainstream books, including: "Superman Adventures", "Tarzan the Warrior", "Untold Tales of Spider-Man", "Strange Encounters", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Jonny Demon", "Teenagents", "Congorilla", "Ninjak", "Parliament of Justice", "The Black Forest 1 & 2" (Bob Tinnell, Todd Livingston, and Neil won Rondo Awards for both volumes), "The Wicked West 1 & 2", "Flesh & Blood" (Bob and Neil won a "Ghastly Award" for Best Original Graphic Novel), and "Doctor Strange: From The Marvel Vault #1".
Neil has left out quite a few due to space and humility.....well, OK, just space.

Neil also did chapter illustrations for two film books: "In All Sincerity, Peter Cushing" by Chris Gullo, and "Vincent Price: The Art of Fear" by Denis Meikle.

Vokes has recently finished new "Eagle" and "Death's Dark Angel" books, along with "Dark Tales from the Vokesverse" (among others) with writer Jack Herman through the American Mythology company.
 

 
 

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