Ventura, CA — Celebrity guests, fundraisers, and unique events will be a key attraction of the Central Coast Comic Con (C4) as it kicks off its first ever convention in beautiful Ventura, Ca.
Today, the first guests have been announced. It’s a mix of celebrities who are all familiar faces to pop culture and comic book fans alike.
This year weapons specialist and trainer to the stars Tim Weske takes center stage, offering a unique event for guests of C4. Mr. Weske and his acclaimed instructors from Swordplay Fencing Studio will be offering their Jedi light saber class onsite. They will be providing the participants with a unique way for “Younglings” to learn the art of fencing while enjoying themselves in the art and science of being a Jedi. But the biggest part of Swordplay LA is a fantasy “live the wars”, a once in a life time experience where the sword master will teach a group of fans how to use light sabers as a Jedi or a Sith. Students will then, for the first time ever at any convention, perform in front of the convention goers in full costume and theatrics on stage.
Current Superman writer Scott Lobdell will be discussing his role in the Superman mythos and will help us celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday.
Writer and artist Howard Chaykin will be joining us as well. He will be promoting a variety of work, including the hit Satellite Sam and the upcoming Buck Rogers book.
Neil Grayston, best known for his portrayal as Douglas Frago in the hit show Eurekea will be in appearance on Saturday and Sunday. His guest-starring credits include turns on Smallville, The Dead Zone and Supernatural. http://www.syfy.com/eureka/cast/fargo
Miracle Laurie, best known from Joss Whedon’s highly popular TV show Dollhouse will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.
Comic book legend Richard Starkings, one of the most prolific creators in the industry today, will be joining us throughout the entire weekend. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from one of the early pioneers of computer based comic book lettering. The owner of Comicraft, Richard Starkings is also the creator and writer of the widely popular Elephantmen graphic novels.
Comic book publishing company Top Cow Productions will be making a huge splash with President / Chief Operating Officer Matt Hawkins in attendance. Also in attendance will be artists Rahsan Ekedal and Eric “Ebas” Basaldua. http://www.topcow.com
Special appearances by contestants of SyFy’s hit reality show “Face Off”, including Eric Fox from the current season, as well as contestants from previous seasons will be part of the festivities. “Face Off” is a reality show competition to find the most talented makeup artist in films today. The new season premiered on January 15, 2013 on the SyFy channel. http://www.syfy.com/faceoff
More celebrity guests will be announced throughout the upcoming months. Stay tuned to our website for some exciting announcements! http://www.venturacomiccon.com/
In addition to the celebrity guests, the Central Coast Comic Con will be filled with many other activities for all ages. There will be live music, tattoo artists, classic car shows, pub crawls, auctions, contests and much more.
The Central Coast Comic Con will also have various events planned to help our community at large. We will be helping the nationally known organization Scares for Cares raise money, toys and other items to help sick children. We are also using the United Blood Services to raise awareness about the need for people to donate blood and providing opportunities for guests to donate blood.
WTF Events’ Central Coast Comic Con will be held from Saturday, September 7th to Sunday, September 8th inside of the beautiful Ventura County Fairgrounds located at Sea Side Park. 10, West Harbor Boulevard, in Ventura, California. More Celebrity guests and events to be announced and tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance on their website, http://www.thec4.org/, https://www.facebook.com/VenturaC4.
The events lead for the Central Coast Comic Con, Kris (KB) Blackburn states “I want to let you know that this event is so much more than an opportunity to meet your favorite celebrity, creator, or cosplayer. This is a unique opportunity to show how different types of pop culture can come together and demonstrate that we are more than capable of making a significant charitable contribution”.
Kris Blackburn is the WTF events lead. His events continue to be the beacon of all things unique. WTFevents puts on a variety of conventions and fund raisers across the country each year.