September 18, 2014 - We have several new updates to announce regarding the upcoming show:
Added to the Guest List is inker Joe Rubenstein, who has inked thousands of comics including the legendary Frank Miller/Chris Claremont Wolverine run! Joe will have prints and products for sale, and is available for commissions. We regret to announce that Len Wein will not be attending the So Cal Comic Con.
More Guests Added to show!
September 9, 2014 - We are thrilled to welcome back one of last year's Guests of Honor John Kricfalusi (Ren and Stimpy, The Ripping Friends) along with THREE new guests, including:
Ken Kristensen (Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth, Indestructible)
Steve Niles (30 Days of Night; Frankenstein, Alive, Alive; Monster and Madman)
Darick Robertson (The Boys, Happy)
2014 Exhibitor List posted!
September 2, 2014 - We have posted the current Exhibitor List for the 2014 show. We are proud to welcome new exhibitors like 01Publishing, AnimeCoast.com, Ed Mraz, Jesse James Celestial Comics, Mel Dale, and Sky High Comics! Many of our past exhibitors will be on hand as well to sell comics and toys to all ages! (Note: There will be some more updates to this list before the show)
New Guests for 2014 show!
August 25, 2014 - We are excited to welcome several new guests to our 2014 show! Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli, Batman inker Danny Miki, Ancient Dreams creator JP Roth, Fallen Angel artist J.K. Woodward, and several creators from IDW's Darby Pop publishing are coming, along with a returning roster that includes Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Tony Fleecs, Richard Friend, Joel Gomez, Drew Johnson, Chris Moreno, Rafael Navarro, Tone Rodriguez, and Mike Wellman!
2014 Date & Guests of Honor Announced! April 18, 2014 - We are pleased to announce that our 2014 show will happen on Sunday, October 5th, from 10 am to 5 pm! Our two guests of honor this year are Len Wein and Herb Trimpe, the co-creators of Wolverine! This is the 40th anniversary of Incredible Hulk #180 & #181 which introduced everyone's favorite clawed mutant! More guests and info to be announced!
Guest of Honor John Kricfalusi!
September 10, 2013 - We are pleased to announce our 2nd guest of honor is none other than Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi! As the head of Spumco, John created Ren & Stimpy which aired on Nickelodeon for years, along with other creations like George Liquor and Jimmy the Idiot Boy! John will be selling merchandise and doing caricature sketches all day for a fee.
Guest of Honor Clayton Crain!
August 24, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that our 2013 Guest of Honor is none other than artist and painter Clayton Crain! (Carnage, Ghost Rider, Valiant covers)
Clayton Crain got his start at Valiant/Acclaim working on Shadowman, but quickly made a name for himself drawing and painting for Image, and most notably, Marvel, where he worked on titles like Ghost Rider, Carnage, and X-Force, among many others. He has recently 'returned' to Valiant doing covers for Harbinger Wars and the upcoming Unity crossover. Stay tuned for details regarding his commission sketch prices and availability!
Next Show - October 20, 2013
April 5, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that our 4th annual So Cal Comic Con is set for Sunday, October 20th, 2013, at the QLN Conference Center from 10 am to 5 pm. Guest of Honor and attending artists/writers/publishers to be announced.
2012 Guest: Marc Silvestri
We are pleased to announce that our 2012 Guest of Honor is none other than Top Cow founder and artist extraordinare Marc Silvestri!
After making a name for himself at Marvel on titles like Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine, Marc became one of the 7 co-founders of Image Comics, which changed the face of comics. His studio, Top Cow Productions, has launched 18 number one hits, and has produced such fan-favorite titles as Witchblade, the Darkness, Wanted, and Tomb Raider. He has mentored some of the greatest artists in comics today, including David Finch, Joe Benitez, Francis Manapul, Eric Basaldua, Mike Choi, Tyler Kirkham, and the list goes on and on, as well as legendary artist Michael Turner who passed away in 2008.
INTERESTED IN GETTING A MARC SILVESTRI SKETCH AT THE SHOW?
Marc will be sketching for the first 5 people who come into the show and go to the Top Cow booth to get a sketch ticket.
In addition, we will be raffling off TEN free sketch spots in our main raffle during the afternoon sessions, so there will be sketch opportunities all day!
Marc will be appearing from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm, signing and talking to fans, and sketching as described above.
Darkness #108 So Cal Comic Con Variant
November 13, 2012 - We are proud to unveil our first show exclusive comic book, Darkness #108 SCCC Variant, featuring gorgeous Marc Silvestri pencils inked by Joe Weems. This variant is limited to a scarce 250 copies, so get your copy at the show! Only $15 each, or 2 for $20! Get it signed by Marc and Joe at the show!
Active and Retired Military Personnel get in for FREE!
November 9, 2012 - With Veterans Day around the corner, we wanted to remind our men and women in the Armed Forces that they can get in for FREE to our convention! Just bring your ID, DD-214, or something to indicate your status and you can enjoy our show! In addition, the 1st 10 members of the military to attend get a FREE Marvel hardcover! We value your service and contribution to our country, and we hope to see you at the convention!
More artists and exhibitors added to the list!
November 5, 2012 - We are pleased to welcome back artist Keu Cha, along with new additions Brian Buccellato and Ale Garza to our artist lineup!
In addition, we are pleased to announce several new exhibitors to our lineup, including BOOM! Studios, Robert Quinn Comics, Jay Company Comics, Elveen's Comics and Collectibles, Willie and Rosa's Toy Store, and George Dixon!
Unfortunately, exhibitors Comic Madness and Chunky Girl Comics, along with artist Mark dos Santos, will be unable to attend the show.
Top Cow, IDW, and Aspen to exhibit at the Con!
October 31, 2012 - We wanted to announce that 3 publishers will be set up at the So Cal Comic Con to meet the fans and offer cool products for sale! Top Cow will feature Guest of Honor Marc Silvestri, IDW is bringing writer/editor Tom Waltz, and Aspen Comics is bringing creators to be announced.
Joe Benitez added to the Guest List
October 11, 2012 - We are thrilled to announce that artist/creator Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn) is coming back to the 2012 So Cal Comic Con! Meet this awesome creator and pick up some great Lady Mechanika products and get some comics signed and even commission a hot sketch to take home with you!
Eric Basaldua (eBas) added to the Guest List!
October 8, 2012 - We are pleased to announce that artist Eric Basaldua (Grimm Fairy Tales, Magdalena) will be attending the 2012 So Cal Comic Con! Eric will be bringing some original lithographs and prints, so stop by, bring some comics to get signed and pick up some sweet artwork!
More Exhibitors added to the List!
September 19, 2012 - We are thrilled to announce the return of Steve Reizner of Comic Gallery, along with a TON of new exhibitors such as Tony Raiola of Pacific Comics, Chunky Girl Comics, OldComix (Michael Dice), I Had Those Toys, Burke's Collectibles and Jeff Marks Comics!
Sina Grace added to the Guest List
August 16, 2012 - We are happy to announce that artist Sina Grace (Lil Depressed Boy, Not My Bag) will be attending the 2012 So Cal Comic Con! Say hi, see what original artwork and books Sina is bringing, and perhaps get an original commission from him as well!
Marat Mychaels added to the Guest List
August 4, 2012 - We are happy to announce that artist Marat Mychaels (Deadpool, Blindside) will be attending the 2012 So Cal Comic Con! Check out the amazing amount of comics, prints, original artwork, and more for sale, and get an original commission from Marat as well!
Mike McKone added to Guest List!
May 31, 2012 - We are happy to announce that artist Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Justice League, Teen Titans, much more) will be attending the 2012 So Cal Comic Con! Be sure to stop by and say hi, see what Mike has for sale, and maybe commission a sketch!
March 5, 2012 NEW SHOW DATE ANNOUNCED FOR 2012! We are thrilled to announce the date for our 3rd annual convention and a new, BIGGER location! Sunday November 18th, 2012, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the QLN Conference Center, located at 1938 Avenida del Oro in Oceanside. (5 freeway to Oceanside Blvd, head East, make a left on Avenida del Oro and the QLN campus is on the right!)
We are also pleased to announce our first set of returning guests: Garage Art Studios! Tone Rodriguez, Chris Moreno, Mark dos Santos, & Tony Fleecs are coming back to Oceanside for their 2nd appearance! We will be announcing more guests, and our Guests of Honor, soon.
August 23 2011 EXCLUSIVE J SCOTT CAMPBELL PRINT FOR SALE! We will be selling an exclusive re-colored Sleeping Beauty print (from Campbell's popular Fairytale Fantasies line) at the convention! Only 100 prints were made, and they are $20 each!
August 13 2011 NEW ARTISTS ADDED! Rich Friend, Joel Gomez, and Josh Figueroa! FINAL EXHIBITOR LIST POSTED! We are pleased to welcome a few of our wait list exhibitors, including Comic Wise and artist Josh Figueroa, to the show! UPDATES Unfortunately, Jay Company Comics and artist Lauren Perry are unable to attend the show.
June 18 2011 NEW ARTISTS ADDED! Garage Art Studios: Tone Rodriguez, Chris Moreno, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, & Lauren Perry! EXHIBITOR LIST IS FULL! We are now taking wait list requests for tables. Complete exhibitor list available under Exhibitor Info. WATCH US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER We're giving out free admission via a weekly trivia contest on our Facebook page! In addition, all attendees who have Liked us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter qualify for a SPECIAL FREE RAFFLE at the show!
March 22 2011 Hey Everyone, we know it's been awhile since we posted something, but we would like to annouce once a week we are going to put up a trivia question up on our Facebook page. The 1st person to get it correct will get free entry and a special door prize. Also get your books together if you're a J Scott Campbell fan, as he will be signing autographs all day. Hope to see everyone there!
Febuary 5 2011 We are very excited to announce our Guest of Honor for our upcoming show is none other than fan-favorite artist J. Scott Campbell! (Danger Girl, Wildsiderz, Amazing Spider-Man). Stay tuned for more updates and free give aways by following us on our social media channels.
Mark your calendar for So Cal Comic Con's next event on Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 10am to 5pm. Our next show will be @ the QLN Corporate Center (1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056).
Admission is $7 for adults, kids 13 and under are FREE with an adult. Save $1 off admission by bringing a So Cal Comic Con postcard flyer, which can be found in most Southern California comic shops!
Other confirmed guests for Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 10am to 5pm. Our next show will be @ the QLN Corporate Center (1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056).
2014 Confirmed Creators
Eric Basaldua - Grimm Fairy Tales, Witchblade Joe Benitez - Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn Tony Fleecs - My Little Pony Richard Friend - Forever Evil, Batman the Dark Knight Joel Gomez - Detective Comics, Batman Jeff Kline - Indestructible, Transformers John Kricfalusi - Ren and Stimpy; Ripping Friends Ken Kristensen - Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth, Indestructible Chris Moreno - Toy Story, Sidekick Rafael Navarro - Guns A'Blazin, Sonambul Steve Niles - 30 Days of Night; Frankenstein, Alive, Alive Livio Ramondelli - Transformers Darick Robertson - The Boys, Happy Tone Rodriguez - Simpsons, Violent Messiahs, Snake Plissken JP Roth - Ancient Dreams, REM Joe Rubenstein - Wolverine, Avengers J.K. Woodward - Star Trek, TMNT, Fallen Angel