Special Guests

Special Guests

All Special Guests are scheduled to appear all weekend unless otherwise noted!

Ani-Mia | Table: 014

Rose City Comic Con is pleased to announce Ani-Mia will be attending once more as our special guest. Since 2008 she has been traveling the country appearing at conventions. Having the pleasure of judging costume contests, appearing on panels, along with being in online and print magazines. Doing what she loves most: meeting amazing industry people and incredible fans.


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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

11:30 AM

Photo Op

8:00 PM

Costume Contest

11:00 AM

Cosplay 101

3:45 PM

Photo Op

Shawn Aldridge | Table: U-03

A Portland based writer and letterer, best known for his awarding winning creator-owned sci-pulp series, Vic Boone. He also writes and co-created GoGetters from MonkeyBrain and his work has also appeared in FUBAR, the NYT bestselling anthology series.

Grace Allison | Table: 1217 / 1223

Artist of Wander: Olive Hopkins And The Ninth Kingdom. Colorist on Memorial, Daredevil, and Trekker: The Train to Avalon Bay.

Marc Andreyko | Table: D-10

Marc Andreyko is a comic book writer known for Manhunter, and Torso. His current work includes Batwoman, Fairest, Clive Barker's Nightbreed, The Illegitimates, and Dark Shadow: Year One.

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Sunday, September 21

2:00 PM

Secret Identity Politics with Ben Saunders

Mike Baron | Table: D-11

Comic book writer Mike Baron is known for his work on Badger, Nexus, The Flash, The Punisher, and currently writes for Dark Horse Presents.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Baron and Rude: 30 years on Nexus

Lucy Bellwood | Table: 1217 / 1223

Creator of autobiographical series Baggywrinkles, artist on Cartozia Tales. Anthology credits include Waterlogged: Tales from the Seventh Sea, Rock Ink Roll, and Symbolia Magazine.

Terry Blas | Table: 1217 / 1223

Illustrator/writer of Briar Hollow and writer of Here Nor There. Cover artist for Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

Periscope Protips

3:00 PM

Focus on Fan Art

Kurt Busiek | Table: B-08

Eisner Award-winning writer/creator of Astro City, writer of Marvels, Superman, Conan, Trinity, JLA/Avengers, Marvels: Eye Of The Camera, Spider-Man/Mary Jane, Wednesday Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Iron Man, I Am An Avenger, Age Of Heroes, Kirby: Genesis and many more.

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Saturday, September 20

2:00 PM

Spotlight: Kurt Busiek

C.B. Cebulski | Table: J-02

Writer of such books as Wolverine: In The Flesh, Strange Tales, X-Infernus, Runaways, War of Kings: Darkhawk, Astonishing Tales, various What If? titles and Avengers Fairy Tales for Marvel Comics, for whom he is also a talent scout and editor.

Ron Chan | Table: 1217 / 1223

Artist for Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon, Husbands, The Walking Dead 100 Project, Dark Horse Presents, Trekker: The Train to Avalon Bay, and Star Wars Omnibus.

Matthew Clark | Table: A-10

Artist of Ghost Rider, The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman/Batman, The Outsiders, Wonder Woman, and The Punisher.

Tom Cook | Table: W-03

Tom Cook has worked in the animation industry for twenty-five years, including work on shows such as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Johnny Quest, Super Friends, Scooby Doo Where Are You?, Tiny Toon Adventures, Savage Dragon, and Mighty Ducks.

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Sunday, September 21

1:00 PM

The Art of Saturday Morning Cartoons

3:00 PM

30 Years of Masters of the Universe

Bill Crabtree | Table: F-14

Colorist on The Sixth Gun, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Uncanny, Mudman, Invincible, and Bad Medicine.

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Saturday, September 20

1:00 PM

Between the Lines: Coloring in Comics

Clayton Crain | Table: B-03

Clayton Crain is an American comic book artist, who primarily uses digital painting techniques in his art. He is best known for his works on Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation, Venom vs. Carnage and Sensational Spider-Man.The second one of his Ghost Rider mini-series with writer Garth Ennis has been published by the name of Trail of Tears.  Other titles include the re-launch of X-Force where he has done the interiors and covers, as well as Carnage!

Kelly Sue DeConnick | Table: N-01

A writer whose work includes the new Captain Marvel, Ghost, Avengers Assemble, Avenging Spider-Man, Invincible Iron-Man, Osborn, Supergirl, Yo Gabba Gabba, and Castle.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

12:00 PM

Image Comics Presents I is for Immediate

2:00 PM

Deconstructing Pretty Deadly

6:00 PM

Carol Corps Meetup!

8:00 PM

Costume Contest

2:00 PM

Secret Identity Politics with Ben Saunders

Anthony Del Col | Table: V-12

Anthony Del Col is the co-creator and co-writer of Kill Shakespeare, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood, and Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night.

Leila del Duca | Table: G-10

Leila del Duca is the artist on Image Comic's Shutter, with writer Joe Keatinge. She also draws The Pantheon Project, written by Erik Taylor and published by Action Lab later this year. Leila has also worked on Deadskins, a zombie western for Fried Comics, and Escape From Terra, for Big Head Press. She has also art directed the Denver-based literary and arts magazine, Cellar Door.

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Sunday, September 21

11:00 AM

Image Comics Presents I is for Irresistible

Benjamin Dewey | Table: 1217 / 1223

Artist on I Was the Cat, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, Husbands, Planet of the Apes, and creator of The Tragedy Series.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

11:00 AM

Periscope Protips

11:00 AM

Oni Press: Creator-Owned Comics for You

11:00 AM

Image Comics Presents I is for Irresistible

Rich Ellis | Table: 1217 / 1223

Artist for The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Savage Wolverine, Trekker: The Train to Avalon Bay, Memorial: Imaginary Friends.

Randy Emberlin | Table: F-07 / F-08

Known for his work on title such as GI Joe, The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Ghost. Randy has worked in the comic book industry for over 30 years.

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Saturday, September 20

4:00 PM

Drawing Comics With Randy Emberlin

Cat Farris | Table: 1217 / 1223

Artist on Emily and The Strangers, and artist/writer of Flaccid Badger, and The Last Diplomat.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

Periscope Protips

Joshua Hale Fialkov | Table: G-02

A writer of numerous comics, including Ultimate FF, The Life After, The Devilers, Amazing Spider-Man, The Bunker, Skyman, Adventures of Superman, Cataclysm: Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men, Hunger, and many more.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

From Script to Panel

3:00 PM

Oni Press: Creator-Owned Comics for You

Kelly Fitzpatrick | Table: I-01

Kelly Fitzpatrick is a comic book colorist, whose work includes Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched, Terminal Hero, Suicide Risk, Peter Panzerfaust, Deceivers, Solar: Man of the Atom, and In The Dark.

Matthew J. Fletcher | Table: I-05

Matthew has been a sketch card artist for The Walking Dead Trading Cards, Series II, put out by Cryptozoic, as well as sketch cards for the Classic Mythology and Spellcasters trading card sets put out by Perna Studios. In addition to his comic and illustration work, Matthew's work has been featured on the cover and interior of Thunk Magazine, and has had his original works have been featured in galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New York. 

Matt Fraction | Table: N-02

Writer for The Mighty Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Invincible Iron Man, Hawkeye, Sex Criminals, Defenders, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Fear Itself and his creator owned book Casanova.

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Saturday, September 20

12:00 PM

Image Comics Presents I is for Immediate

5:00 PM

Spotlight: Matt Fraction

Justin Greenwood | Table: L-07

Justin Greenwood is a Bay Area-based comic book artist whose credits include The Fuse for Image Comics and Wasteland, Resurrection, and Stumptown for Oni Press.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Oni Press: Creator-Owned Comics for You

Matt Grigsby | Table: U-10

Marvel Trading Card artist, Matt Grigsby has contributed work to World of Warcraft Tribute, in addition to his own webcomic Grigsgaggleby.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Focus on Fan Art

Paul Guinan | Table: 1217 / 1223

Creator/writer/artist of Boilerplate, Heartbreakers.

Paul Gulacy | Table: L-03

Paul Gulacy is an Eisner award-nominated artist who's work has spanned four decades of comics, and is best-known for his work on Master of Kung-Fu. He has worked on many titles, including G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Catwoman, Judge Dredd, Star Wars: Crimson Empire, Transmetropolitan, Jonah Hex, Wolverine, Red Sonja, JSA: Classified, and Batman: War Games.

Greg Guler | Table: O-11

Greg Guler is a character designer on the popular TV series Phineas and Ferb. He has worked as lead character designer on such shows as Gargoyles, Lilo and Stitch, The Adventures of Tarzan, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Joe Harris

Joe Harris | Table: H-03

Creator/writer of Great Pacific, writer of The X-Files: Season 10, The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, Vampirella vs. Dracula, Batman: The Dark Knight, Spontaneous, Vampirella and The Scarlet Legion and B.P.R.D.

Dennis Hopeless | Table: L-02

Dennis Hopeless is a comic book writer for such titles as Avengers Undercover, Cable and X-Force, and Avengers Arena.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

From Script to Panel

Derek Hunter | Table: M-08

Derek Hunter is an award-winning background designer on Cartoon Network's hit show Adventure Time as well as Frederator's Bravest Warriors, his work has been featured in art shows, comic books and with clients such as Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Image Comics, Frederator Studios, MTV Films, SLG Publishing, Fox and Mattel.

Joe Infurnari | Table: G-01

Artist for The Life After, The Bunker, Occupy Comics, 12 Reasons to Die, and Marathon.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Oni Press: Creator-Owned Comics for You

Sandy Jarrell | Table: D-02

Artist for Batman '66, Flash Gordon, Unfair, Wasteland, and the upcoming Meteor Men.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Oni Press: Creator-Owned Comics for You

Tyler Jenkins | Table: I-01

Tyler Jenkins is the artist for Peter Panzerfaust, and has also worked on The Woods, Proof, and Into the Dark.

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Saturday, September 20

5:00 PM

Making it in Comics: The Myth of the Overnight Success

Brandon Jerwa | Table: P-05

Jerwa is best known for his work on comic tie-ins for several prominent licensed properties, including Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe, Vampirella and Army of Darkness.

Joe Keatinge | Table: G-09

Joe Keatinge is the writer of Image, Marvel and DC Comics titles including Shutter, Tech Jacket, Glory, Adventures of Superman, and Marvel Knights: Hulk. Keatinge was also the Executive Editor of Eisner and Harvey award-winning Image Comics anthology, Popgun, and the Courtney Taylor-Taylor penned One Model Nation. Keatinge, based out of the Portland comics studio, Tranquility Base, also writes for the premiere French-language magazine on American comics: Comic Box.

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Saturday, September 20

12:00 PM

Spotlight: Erik Larsen

Karl Kesel | Table: 1217 / 1223

Writer, artist for titles including Fantastic Four, Indestructible Hulk, FF, X-Men, Superman: The Man of Steel, Batman: The Dark Knight, Aquaman, Superman Unchained, Wolverine, Age of Ultron, Justice League, Fearless Defenders.

Lukas Ketner | Table: N-08

Ketner is the artist and co-creator of Witch Doctor. Other work includes Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast-Food Culture, Transmetropolitan, Hellraiser, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Jesse Lagers

Jesse Lagers' realistic cosplay style, down to adding dirt and grit to battle outfits, exemplifies his passion for authenticity within the costume design industry. Contributing to his ability to bring realism to cosplay is his experience as a storm trooper with the 501stLegion: Vader's Fist, a national organization of Star Wars enthusiasts who celebrate the series' mythology and perform community fundraising, charity work and volunteerism.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

8:00 PM

Costume Contest

11:00 AM

Cosplay 101

Erik Larsen | Table: C-01

The creator/writer/artist of Savage Dragon and co-founder of Image Comics, and also well regarded for his work on Spider-Man. He has created hundreds of characters, such as Vanguard, SuperPatriot, the Deadly Duo, She-Dragon and Freak Force.

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Saturday, September 20

12:00 PM

Spotlight: Erik Larsen

Laura Lee | Table: H-14

Laura Lee is a freelance illustrator, and the creator of graphic novels Page by Paige, and Will & Whit.

Steve Lieber | Table: 1217 / 1223

Eisner Award nominee for his work on Whiteout. Also know for his work on other title such as Hawkeye, Alabaster: Wolves, and Detective Comics to name just a few.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

Periscope Protips

Russell Lissau | Table: F-01

By day, Lissau is a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in suburban Chicago. By night, he battles evil writing comics including The Batman Strikes and Strawberry Shortcake. His first mini-series, the crime thriller Old Wounds will be released in 2014.

Scott Lobdell | Table: I-11

Lobdell is a writer best know for his runs on Uncanny X-Men and Generation X for Marvel. More recently, Scott has been working on DC titles Teen Titans, Red Hood, Superman, and Superboy to name just a few.

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Saturday, September 20

4:00 PM

Scott Lobdell: From The Age of Apocalypse to the New 52

Aaron Lopresti | Table: M-12

Artist of Green Arrow, Sword of Sorcery, Justice League International, My Greatest Adventure, Weird Worlds, R.E.B.E.L.S., Green Lantern Corps and Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom.

Kevin Maguire

Kevin Maguire | Table: M-11

Artist on Guardians of the Galaxy, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Worlds' Finest, My Greatest Adventure, Weird Worlds, Justice League: Generation Lost, Booster Gold, Doom Patrol, Justice League International and Batman Confidential.

Jim Mahfood | Table: G-06

Jim Mahfood is an artist well known for his vibrant visual style. His credits include Grrl Scouts, Generation X, Clerks: The Comic Book, Bad Ideas, 40oz, Stupid Comics, PopGun, Everybody Loves Tank Girl, Hip Hop Family Tree.

Alex Maleev | Table: J-01

Alex Maleev is an illustrator and painter well known for his work on Daredevil. He has also recently contributed art to Miracleman, George Romero's Empire of the Dead, The Punisher, Fear Agent, Batman: The Dark Knight, Age of Ultron, Secret Avengers, Captain America, Batman, Scarlet, Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, and The Crow: Midnight Legends.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

Spotlight: Alex Maleev

Andy Mangels | Table: W-02

Over the last two decades, Andys comic-book work has been seen from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Wildstorm, Image, Innovation, WaRP Graphics, Topps, MVCreations, Arcana, and others, and he was the editor of the award-winning Gay Comics anthology for eight years.

David Marquez | Table: A-07

David Marquez is the Portland-based artist responsible for Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, among other comics, including recent work on Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers A.I., All New X-Men, All New Ultimates, Superior Spider-Man, Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man, Age of Ultron, and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man.

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Saturday, September 20

4:00 PM

Frame by Frame

Gary Martin | Table: F-06

Gary Martin is an artist and inker who's recent work includes Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Comic Origins and Mega Man X, New Crusaders, and Judge Dredd.

Aaron McConnell | Table: 1217 / 1223

Artist on Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword, illustrator of The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation, The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation.

Dylan Meconis | Table: 1217 / 1223

Cartoonist and writer of Bite Me!, Family Man, and the Eisner-nominated Outfoxed. Also an artist and writer for PVP.

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Saturday, September 20

4:00 PM

Farting in Battle Armor: Comedy Writing for Genre Comics

Erika Moen | Table: 1217 / 1223

Cartoonist of DAR!, Bucko, Oh Joy Sex Toy, Dicebox. Contributor to Smut Peddler.

Tony Moore | Table: 1306

Moore is the co-creator of The Walking Dead and was an Eisner nominee for his art work on that series. Also known for Battle Pope, Fear Agents, Deadpool, and Punisher to name just a few.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Spotlight: Tony Moore

Ibrahim Moustafa | Table: J-09

Eisner Nominated, Moustafa is a rising star in the industry and a Portland local that Rose City Comic Con calls a friend. He is best known for The Pound: Ghouls Night Out from IDW and the digital comic High Crimes.

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Saturday, September 20

1:00 PM

Monkeybrain Comics: The Collaborative Process

5:00 PM

Making it in Comics: The Myth of the Overnight Success

Dustin Nguyen | Table: H-02

Dustin Nguyen is an American comic artist whose body of work, for the past 13 years, includes – Wildcats v3.o, The Authority Revolution, Batman, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, his creator owned project- Manifest Eternity, Batgirl, and Batman: Streets of Gotham, American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares, and BATMAN: Lil Gotham written by himself and Derek Fridolfs.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

4:00 PM

Frame by Frame

12:00 PM

Spotlight: Dustin Nguyen

Ethan Nicolle | Table: B-10

Artist of the Axe Cop webcomic, the Axe Cop: The American Choppers and Axe Cop: President of the World comic books, and co-creator of the Axe Cop TV series. Writer and artist of the webcomic Bearmageddon.

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Sunday, September 21

3:00 PM

Spotlight: Ethan Nicolle

Jai Nitz | Table: S-02

Jai Nitz is a comic book writer, who has recently written Toshiro, Grimm: The Warlock, A+X, Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword, Dream Thief, Green Hornet: Legacy, and Adventure Time.

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Saturday, September 20

2:00 PM

Demented Heroes: The Dark Side of Superhero Comics

Natalie Nourigat | Table: 1217 / 1223

Artist on A Boy And A Girl, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, It Girl! and the Atomics, Between Gears. Creator of the digital comics Tally Marks, Home Is Where The Internet Is, and Spoilers! Cover artist for Bee and Puppycat.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Focus on Fan Art

Michael Oeming | Table: E-01

Eisner award winner for his work on Powers. He is also known for his work on Bullet Proof Monk, Thor, Judge Dredd, Mice Templar and his newest title from Dark Horse Comic, The Victories.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

2:00 PM

Demented Heroes: The Dark Side of Superhero Comics

4:00 PM

Frame by Frame

5:00 PM

Making it in Comics: The Myth of the Overnight Success

11:00 AM

Collaboration

Ryan Ottley | Table: B-02

Ryan Ottley is the artist of Invincible. He has also worked on Manifest Destiny, Youngblood, Once Upon A Time Machine, and The Walking Dead.

Yanick Paquette

Yanick Paquette | Table: V-03

Artist of Swamp Thing, Batman Incorporated, Animal Man, Seven Soldiers, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, Knight and Squire and Batman: The Return.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

4:00 PM

Frame by Frame

11:00 AM

Spotlight: Yanick Paquette

Jeff Parker | Table: D-01

Is the writer of titles such as Aquaman, Dark Avengers, Hulk, Batman 66, and Red She-Hulk just to name a few. Jeff is also a member of Periscope Studios based in Portland, Oregon.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

3:00 PM

Oni Press: Creator-Owned Comics for You

2:00 PM

Spotlight: Jeff Parker

Nate Quarry | Table: 410

Nate Quarry is a retired Mixed Martial Arts fighter based out of Portland. He is known for his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter, his UFC career, his hosting role on MMA Uncensored Live, and an appearance in Left 4 Dead 2. Quarry is the creator of the Zombie Cage Fighter comic book.

Ron Randall | Table: 1217 / 1223

An artist who has worked on notable titles such as Super Girl, Wonder Woman, The Outsiders, Justice League, and his own creation - Trekker.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

Periscope Protips

Jamie S. Rich | Table: G-13

An author of both comics and prose, his recent work includes A Boy and A Girl, Madame Frankenstein, Dark Horse Presents, The Double Life of Miranda Turner, It Girl! and the Atomics, Creepy, and Spell Checkers. Jamie S. Rich also frequently collaborates with Joëlle Jones, including the newly-announced Ladykiller.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Back to the Gutters: Let's Talk Comics

Sara Richard | Table: R-01

Sara Richard is an artist whose recent work includes covers for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, The Littlest Pet Shop, and Powerpuff Girls.

Chris Roberson | Table: M-03

Chris Roberson is a science fiction author, comic book writer, and the publisher of MonkeyBrain Books. He is known for his work on iZombie, Superman, and Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love. His current work includes Doc Savage, Sovereign, The Shadow, and Codename: Action.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

From Script to Panel

1:00 PM

Monkeybrain Comics: The Collaborative Process

5:00 PM

A Universe of Terror Drawn to One Panel: Prometheus, Aliens, Predator and Beyond!

Rosanna Rocha | Table: 1103

Rosanna Rocha is an avid cosplayer from Arizona. While she isn’t enjoying the desert weather, she is traveling all over the country to various conventions showcasing the remarkable amount of costumes that she has created by hand.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

11:00 AM

Cosplay 101

11:45 AM

Photo Op

1:00 PM

Photo Op

Greg Rucka | Table: A-11

Author of over a dozen novels, six featuring bodyguard Atticus Kodiak, two about undercover Delta Force operator Jad Bell, and two featuring Tara Chace, the protagonist of his Queen & Country series. His creator-owned comics include Lazarus, Veil, Whiteout and Stumptown, and other writing includes Cyclops, The Punisher, Gotham Central and Detective Comics.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

12:00 PM

Image Comics Presents I is for Immediate

1:00 PM

Spotlight: Greg Rucka

3:00 PM

Oni Press: Creator-Owned Comics for You

2:00 PM

Secret Identity Politics with Ben Saunders

Steve Rude | Table: L-01

Artist Steve Rude is well known for his work on Nexus, and his current work as an artist for Dark Horse Presents.

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM

Baron and Rude: 30 years on Nexus

Sara Ryan | Table: 1217 / 1223

Writer of Bad Houses, The Rules for Hearts. Contributor to Comic Book Tattoo, Hellboy: Weird Tales, and Sensation Comics.

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders

Professor Ben Saunders founded the first Undergraduate Minor in Comics Studies at the University of Oregon in 2011. He has delivered entertaining and educational presentations on different aspects of comic-book culture at universities, conventions and literary festivals all over the United States, and has also curated several museum exhibitions of comic art. He is also the author of Do The Gods Wear Capes: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes - described by Greg Rucka as "the best critical work on the meaning and impact of those marquee super-heroes that … has ever been written."  He is currently working on a major exhibition (and book) devoted to the achievement of EC comics.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

12:00 PM

Batman's Shadows

2:00 PM

Reading Comics For College Credit

5:00 PM

Spotlight: Matt Fraction

2:00 PM

Secret Identity Politics with Ben Saunders

Carl Sciacchitano | Table: J-06

Carl Sciacchitano is a freelance illustrator from Washington, D.C., living in Portland, OR.  A storyboarder and comic book artist, he's worked for clients such as Nike and Jaguar, and his comic, The Army of Dr. Moreau, is available from Monkeybrain Comics on Comixology.

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Saturday, September 20

1:00 PM

Monkeybrain Comics: The Collaborative Process

Christopher Sebela | Table: J-10

Christopher Sebela is a writer who's recent work includes Ghost, Dead Letters, Defend Comics, Dark Horse Presents, In The Dark, Shadowman, Captain Marvel, and High Crimes.

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Saturday, September 20

1:00 PM

Monkeybrain Comics: The Collaborative Process

5:00 PM

A Universe of Terror Drawn to One Panel: Prometheus, Aliens, Predator and Beyond!

Tim Seeley | Table: T-01

Writer on Grayson, Batman Eternal, Talon, Revival, Chaos!, Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash, The Occultist, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

2:00 PM

Demented Heroes: The Dark Side of Superhero Comics

3:00 AM

30 Years of Masters of the Universe

Brandon Seifert | Table: N-07

Writer of Witch Doctor, Spirit of the Law, Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird, Doctor WhoHellraiser: The Road Below, and co-writer of Hellraiser: The Dark Watch with Clive Barker.

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Saturday, September 20

5:00 PM

Whovians

Miss Sinister | Table: 015

Rose City Comic Con is pleased to announce Miss Sinister as another amazing Cosplay guest for Rose City Comic 2014! Miss Sinister has been blowing up the Cosplay scene in the last couple of years, her Spidey cosplay caught our eye last year and we knew we needed this local Portlander to be apart of our show!

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Sunday, September 21

11:00 AM

Cosplay 101

Taki Soma | Table: E-02

Taki Soma is a Portland-based artist, and the current colorist on The United States of Murder Inc. She is also the artist for The Mice Templar, Volume IV: Legend, The Victories: Posthuman, and Takio.

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Saturday, September 20 Sunday, September 21

4:00 PM

Frame by Frame

11:00 AM

Collaboration

Matthew Southworth | Table: F-11

Matt is known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Infinity, Inc, Savage Dragon, and his work with Greg Rucka on Stumptown.

Eric Trautman | Table: P-06

Eric Trautman is an American comic book creator. In 1999 he became a content developer for Microsoft’s Franchise Development Group, where he wrote and edited story bibles for a variety of Xbox and PC game properties, including MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, Allegiance, Crimson Skies, and Halo. He is the author of “The Art of Halo: Creating A Digital World” (along with Frank O’Connor) and edited and contributed to the Crimson Skies fiction anthology (both published by Del Rey).

Keith Tucker | Table: W-01

Cartoonist for X-Men, Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, and Animaniacs, among others. Comic book cover artist for  Roger Rabbit, Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers, and Goofy Adventures.

Chris Uminga | Table: I-03

An illustrator whose work focuses on superheroes, monsters and creeps. He has worked on projects for Mezco Toys, Interscope Records as well as Marvel Comics.

Jen Van Meter | Table: A-12

Writer for The Amazing Spider-Man, Savage Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, and more. Also writing the upcoming The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage comic.

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Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM

From Script to Panel

Jeffrey Veregge | Table: S-12

Jeffrey Veregge is Native American artist and designer, known for blending his geeky passions with his Native perspective and artistic background. His recent work includes designs for IDW, Marvel, and LucasFilm.

Leia Weathington | Table: C-06

Writer and artist of The Legend of Bold Riley.

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Sunday, September 21

11:00 AM

Collaboration

Brett Weldele | Table: G-03

Brett Weldele is a comic book artist known for co-creating The Surrogates, which was adapted into the 2009 film of the same name starring Bruce Willis. His recent projects include Pariah, Clockwork Angels, Jack Hammer, and The Surrogates: Case Files.

Joshua Williamson | Table: M-04

Joshua Williamson is a comic book writer, currently working on Nailbiter and Ghosted. His previous work includes RoboCop, Captain Midnight, Deathstroke, and Sketch Monsters: Attack of the 100-Foot Booger.

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Saturday, September 20

5:00 PM

A Universe of Terror Drawn to One Panel: Prometheus, Aliens, Predator and Beyond!

G. Willow Wilson | Table: H-10

A 2014 Stranger Genius Award finalist, G. Willow Wilson is author of the critically acclaimed Ms. Marvel series from Marvel Comics. Her other works include the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series Air and Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice, as well as The Butterfly Mosque, a memoir about the waning years of the Mubarak regime in Egypt.

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Pete Woods | Table: J-13

Pete Woods is an artist known for his work on titles such as Backlash, Deadpool, Robin, Catwoman, and Action Comics. His recent work includes Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle, Trekker: The Train to Avalon Bay, Adventures of Superman, Aquaman, and Smallville Season 11.

Skottie Young | Table: A-01

Writer and artist for the new Rocket Raccoon comic, and artist of the Oz comic book adaptations including The Emerald City of Oz, Road to Oz, Dorothy & The Wizard in Oz. Recent work as a cover artist and penciler includes All New X-Men, Legendary Star-Lord, Original Sin, Cyclops, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Elektra, The Punisher, Fantastic Four.

Jim Zub | Table: C-12

Jim Zub is a writer, artist, and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. His current comic projects include Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur's Gate, a new series celebrating 40 years of the classic tabletop RPG, Samurai Jack, a series continuing the award-winning cartoon, Skullkickers, a sword & sorcery action-comedy, and Wayward, a series of teens battling Japanese myths on the streets of Tokyo.

Chrissie Zullo | Table: I-04

Zullo is a comic book artist whose notable works include the covers for Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, Fables, and Hack/Slash.

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