March 25-26 2023 Guests

Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Black Panther, X-Men, Nubia, Voltron, Fearless
Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Black Panther, X-Men, Nubia, Voltron, Fearless
<h4 class="subheading guest-known-for">Black Panther, X-Men, Voltron, Fearless</h4> Alitha Evelyn Martinez is the Eisner Award Winning artist of the Black Panther: World of Wakanda series. Her professional career began in 1999 penciling Iron Man for Marvel Entertainment. Since then, she has worked on X-Men: Black Sun; Marvel Age Fantastic Four; Black Panther and Black Panther: World of Wakanda; X-Men Gold Annual; Moon Girl, Mark Morales Spiderman, and Fearless; Voltron; NBC’s Heroes; New 52 Bat Girl; Archie Comic’s New Crusaders and Riverdale; and WWE Superstar, WWE Slam City, and Barbie for Paper Cutz. Larger projects that required more than just penciling and inking include graphic novels like Vampire: My Boyfriend Bites; Kung Fu Masters; Quest for Dragon Mountain for Lerner Publications; also, Political cartooning for the New York Post. She also works on her creator-owned titles Yume and Ever, and Foreign, which is published through her company, Ariotstorm Productions, LLC. Current projects include Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Marvel and Humanoid’s new American title, Omni. Alitha says the most rewarding part of her career is participating in the US State Department’s World Speaker Program. Traveling to parts unknown to teach comic book workshops and bring the art of storytelling to people who would have no other way of getting such information. "I was once in the same position, practicing a craft that I didn’t know was a profession. I love representing my country and my industry."

Bill Plympton

The King of Indie Animation Oscar Nominated, Gran Prix Cannes,

Bill Plympton

The King of Indie Animation Oscar Nominated, Gran Prix Cannes,
Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City from Portland, Oregon in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw. In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Prix du Jury; and in 2001, another short film, Eat, won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics' Week. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991, he's made eleven feature films. Eight of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin', and Revengeance are all animated features. Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards. He also animated 6 opening "couch gags" for FOX-TV's "The Simpsons" and 6 "Trump Bites" shorts using real audio from Donald Trump, which won a 2019 Webby Award. 1

Brian Kong

Topps Sports Cards MLB, NBA, NFL, Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Star Wars

Brian Kong

Topps Sports Cards MLB, NBA, NFL, Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Star Wars
<div> Brian Kong  started his career at Marvel Comics in 1994, working on iconic characters such as the X-Men, Captain America  & Fantastic Four.  In 1997, he worked in advertising doing storyboards & preliminary/pitch art for the Universal Studios/Marvel theme park opening. <div>From 2000-2004 ,Brian produced over 25 custom comics for MLB & NBA franchises ( including the Yankees & Mets  ) for promotional giveaways at arenas & stadiums across the US.</div> <div>He continues to work on some of the hottest  properties including the Walking Dead, Marvel ,DC, Star Wars, Stranger Things & MLB  for the top card companies today. He has been regularly commissioned by The Topps Company since 2007  to illustrate art for their  MLB , NFL & NBA  card brands & their entertainment division.</div> <div>Brian has  been featured in the Beckett Sports card monthly annual " the Art Issue, "  as well as Non-sport update magazine.</div> <div>He is currently working with Fanatics, and Blackbox comics</div> <div>He will be displaying his sports, comics & pop culture art as well as accepting commissions, sketch covers can be ready for pick up  & submitted at the show to grading companies. Contact : <a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">[email protected]</a></div> </div> <div dir="ltr" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <a href="http://www.briankong.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.briankong.com&source=gmail&ust=1670364315111000&usg=AOvVaw2a-iXCGmLIlTF1LoDGojat">www.briankong.com</a> <span style="font-family: Helvetica,Verdana,Arial;"> </span> </div> </div> </div>

Captain Zorikh

Big Apple Cosplay Captain, Swordfighter, Musician, Actor, and All Around Real Mensch

Captain Zorikh

Big Apple Cosplay Captain, Swordfighter, Musician, Actor, and All Around Real Mensch
<div dir="ltr">Captain Zorikh</div> <div dir="ltr">Actor, writer, artist, musical entertainer, filmmaker, swordfighter, and low-flying geek icon, Captain Zorikh brings his infectious energy and "for the people" concept to every show. Having established "the most fun costume contest on the East Coast" at the Big Apple Comic Con in 2003, his presence is an integral and anticipated part of NYC-s longest-running convention. He can often be found playing with his band, the Death Star Repairmen, at conventions and music venues all over the NY-NJ-CT-PA area. Film credits include "Jedi Junkies," "Breakup at a Wedding" produced by Zachary Quinto, and "After the Apocalypse," which played at 45 international film festivals. On TV he has been seen on "Big Giant Swords" and "Sci-Fi Science." On stage he played Tybalt, Mark Antony, and Richard III for ten years in "William Shakespeare's Haunted House" and recently played Abraham Lincoln and other roles in a series of plays about the African-American experience before and during the Civil War. Not only was he the only New Yorker on the first USA team at the world championships of medieval armored combat and led the all-on-all team for two years, he has produced five documentaries about medieval combat and recreations in the modern world and is the MC and head ref of the monthly Central Park exhibitions of medieval combat by GladiatorsNYC. He publishes "Watch This Space," his periodical of his comics and writings. His long-term project is "Captain Marvel Culture," a history of the many different Captain Marvels, a subject on which he lectures at conventions and art and historical institutions.</div> <div dir="ltr"><a href="http://captainzorikh.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://captainzorikh.com&source=gmail&ust=1670470567663000&usg=AOvVaw3SmRYIIVlnh7NHHDxLMN5N">captainzorikh.com</a></div> Look for "Captain Zorikh," "Captain Marvel Culture," and "New York Knights Combat" on Facebook and YouTube

Carey Means

The Voice of Frylock, Aqua Teen Hunger Force; Thundercleese/The Brak Show

Carey Means

The Voice of Frylock, Aqua Teen Hunger Force; Thundercleese/The Brak Show
  Carey is an American voice and stage actor best known for playing <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frylock">Frylock</a> on the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_Swim">Adult Swim</a> show <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_Teen_Hunger_Force">Aqua Teen Hunger Force</a>, and Thundercleese on <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brak_Show">The Brak Show</a>. He has also performed in several theatrical musicals and plays, including <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pacific_(musical)">South Pacific</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Trains_Running">Two Trains Running</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Soldier%27s_Play">A Soldier's Play</a>, and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot">Waiting for Godot</a>. He provided the voice of Jonah Bishop on the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon">Nickelodeon</a> series <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_the_Wayne">Welcome to the Wayne</a>.

Clay McLeod Chapman

Scream: Curse of Carnage, Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, Edge of Spider-Verse, Venomverse

Clay McLeod Chapman

Scream: Curse of Carnage, Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, Edge of Spider-Verse, Venomverse
Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of the novels <em>Whisper Down the Lane,</em> <em>The Remaking, </em>and<em> miss corpus, </em>short story collections <em>nothing untoward, commencement </em>and <em>rest area, </em>as well as <em>The Tribe</em> middlegrade series: <em>Homeroom Headhunters, Camp Cannibal</em> and <em>Academic Assassins</em>. <em>Ghost Eaters</em>, a new supernatural horror novel, hits shelves September 20, 2022 from Quirk Books, and it will scare the pants off you. Upcoming projects include Quiet Part Loud, a 12-part horror podcast series from Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions, written by Chapman and Mac Rogers, exclusively on Spotify beginning on November 15, 2022. Chapman’s story <em>late bloomer</em> was adapted into a short film, directed by Craig William Macneill. An official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the short won Best Short at the Lake Placid Film Festival and the Brown Jenkins Award at the 12th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Their second short, <em>Henley</em>, based on the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from Chapman’s novel <em>miss corpus</em>, was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It won Best Short at the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival and the 2011 Carmel Arts and Film Festival. <em>The Boy</em> (SXSW 2015), a feature-length adaptation of <em>Henley,</em> co-written with director Macneill, was produced by SpectreVision (Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller) in 2015. In comics, Chapman is the writer of the Marvel series <em>Scream: Curse of Carnage</em>. He has written <em>Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety</em>, <em>Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, Typhoid Fever</em>, as well as for <em>Edge of Spider-Verse</em> and <em>Venomverse</em>,<em> The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man,</em> <em>American Vampire</em>, <em>Scream: King In Black, </em>and <em>ORIGINS </em>among others. He is the creator of <em>Self Storage</em> (451 Media) and <em>Lazaretto</em> (BOOM! Studios). Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. In the twenty years of its existence, it has performed internationally at the Romanian Theatre Festival of Sibiu, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Edmonton Fringe Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Dublin-based thisisnotashop art space, IGNITE Festival, Women Center Stage Festival and Impact Theatre Festival. Chapman wrote the book for <em>Hostage Song</em> (music & lyrics by Kyle Jarrow). He is the author of such plays as <em>commencement, the cardiac shadow</em> and <em>volume of smoke.</em> His story-monologues <em>birdfeeder, undertow</em> and <em>the wet echo</em> have been featured in The Best American Short Plays anthologies. Chapman was educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts for Drama, the Burren College of Art, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University.

Jamal Igle

Molly Danger, Venture, Spider-Man, G.I. Joe

Jamal Igle

Molly Danger, Venture, Spider-Man, G.I. Joe
Jamal Igle is the recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art. He is writer/artist/Creator of <strong>MOLLY DANGER </strong>for Action Lab Entertainment, the co-creator of <strong>VENTURE</strong> with <strong>Dynamo 5 </strong>creator/writer Jay Faerber, and the penciller/ co-creator of <strong>THE WRONG EARTH</strong> with writer and Editor in Chief, Tom Peyer for Ahoy Comics. Jamal is a comic industry veteran whose detailed pencils have graced books as varied as <strong><em>The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,</em></strong> the all-ages action miniseries <em>"Race Against Time"</em> as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, and Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics, and a four-issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.Jamal recently completed the sequels to the hit series BLACK called <strong>WHITE </strong>from Black Superpowers/ Black Mask Studios, and <strong>THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY</strong>, <strong>THE</strong> <strong>MYSTERIOUS MICRO-FACE </strong>for NPR Planet Money and <strong>MILESTONES IN HISTORY </strong>for DC Comics. Currently, Jamal is working with legendary Batman writer <strong>SCOTT SNYDER </strong>on his new creator-owned series, <strong>DUDLEY DATSON AND THE FOREVER MACHINE </strong>for Comixology.      

James Sherman

Transmutation of Ike Garuda, Spiderman, Superboy, Legion of Superheroes

James Sherman

Transmutation of Ike Garuda, Spiderman, Superboy, Legion of Superheroes
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Sherman_%28comics%29">James Sherman</a> is a master artist and superb colorist whose work has traversed the arc of DC and Marvel Comics since the mid-1970s. From Tarzan Family #65 and <a href="https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Blackhawk_Vol_1_248">Blackhawk #248.</a> Sherman’s work on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes in the late 1970s is legendary. He and writer Paul Levitz introduced the Dawnstar character in <a href="https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Superboy_and_the_Legion_of_Super-Heroes_Vol_1_225">Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #226 (</a>April 1977), and back at Marvel <i><a title="The Spectacular Spider-Man" href="https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/105454/peter_parker_the_spectacular_spider-man_annual_1979_3">The Spectacular Spider-Man</a> Annual</i> #3 (1979)

Kyle Willis

Varient Covers Spider Man, Venom, Deadpool

Kyle Willis

Varient Covers Spider Man, Venom, Deadpool
Kyle Willis is a Florida based artist first published in Spin Magazine in 2009 with covers for Image Comics, Scout Comics, Orange Cone and several indie and self-published titles. Creator of Pouches, inventor of the Acid Drip style, currently focusing on collage and mosaic work, breathing new life into damaged comics.

Origin of Play

The History of Video Games Free Play All Day

Origin of Play

The History of Video Games Free Play All Day
Take a trip through the history of our favorite couch sport, video games with Origin of Play Games genres from classic arcade to the new Esports titles and virtual reality. Different game types from original Mario all the way to Fortnite.

Peace and Tha Gata Negrra

MC, Dancers, Hosts of BACC Contests

Peace and Tha Gata Negrra

MC, Dancers, Hosts of BACC Contests
Our partner entertainers, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tha_gata_negrra/">@Tha_Gata_Negrra</a> and Peace Moore, will host our 1st ever Big Apple Christmas Con Ugly Sweater Contest and judge the BACC Cosplay contest Peace is your Party host/MC , fitness instructor, dancer for Tha Gata Negrra , housemusic enthusiast. <a href="http://www.supremelordoftherumpus.com">Supreme Lord of the Rumpus</a>.  

Reilly Brown

Cancelled will be at BACC March 25-26 2023
Reilly Brown

Reilly Brown

Cancelled will be at BACC March 25-26 2023
<h3 class="subheading guest-known-for">Deadpool, Spider-Man, Power Play, Batman</h3> New Jersey native Reilly Brown is a top selling comic artist and writer for DC comics, Marvel Comics and Line Webtoon. He's known for bringing a sense of character and personality to the projects that he works on, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor, with fast paced superhero action. Best known for his work on several DEADPOOL titles, Reilly has also lent his talents to series such as Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN among others, as well as creator-owned comics like POWER PLAY and OUTRAGE. Reilly currently lives in West Orange with his wife and two children.

Roy Thomas

X-Men, Avengers, Conan, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Ultron, Luke Cage

Roy Thomas

X-Men, Avengers, Conan, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Ultron, Luke Cage
Writer and Editor, Roy Thomas is a Comic Book legend. He was Stan Lee's successor as Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics in 1972. His influence on comic book history and the direction of popular culture is vast. Among the comics characters he co-created are <a title="Wolverine (character)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverine_(character)">Wolverine</a>, <a title="Vision (Marvel Comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vision_(Marvel_Comics)">Vision</a>, <a title="Doc Samson" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Samson">Doc Samson</a>, <a title="Carol Danvers" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Danvers">Carol Danvers</a>, <a title="Luke Cage" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Cage">Luke Cage</a>, <a class="mw-redirect" title="Iron Fist (comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Fist_(comics)">Iron Fist</a>, <a title="Ultron" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultron">Ultron</a>, <a title="Yellowjacket (Marvel Comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowjacket_(Marvel_Comics)">Yellowjacket</a>, <a title="Defenders (comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenders_(comics)"> Defenders</a>, <a title="Man-Thing" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-Thing">Man-Thing</a>, <a title="Red Sonja" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sonja">Red Sonja</a>, <a title="Adam Warlock" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Warlock">Adam Warlock</a>, <a title="Morbius, the Living Vampire" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morbius,_the_Living_Vampire">Morbius</a>, <a title="Ghost Rider" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Rider">Ghost Rider</a>, <a title="Squadron Supreme" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squadron_Supreme">Squadron Supreme</a>, <a title="Invaders (comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invaders_(comics)">Invaders</a>, <a title="Black Knight (Dane Whitman)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Knight_(Dane_Whitman)">Black Knight (Dane Whitman)</a>, <a title="Nighthawk (Marvel Comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nighthawk_(Marvel_Comics)">Nighthawk</a>, <a title="Havok (comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havok_(comics)">Havok</a>, <a class="mw-redirect" title="Banshee (comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee_(comics)">Banshee</a>, <a title="Sunfire (comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunfire_(comics)">Sunfire</a>, <a title="Thundra" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundra">Thundra</a>, <a title="Arkon" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkon">Arkon</a>, <a title="Killraven" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killraven">Killraven</a>, <a class="mw-redirect" title="Wendell Vaughn" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendell_Vaughn">Wendell Vaughn</a>, <a title="Red Wolf (comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Wolf_(comics)">Red Wolf</a>, <a title="Red Guardian" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Guardian">Red Guardian</a>, <a title="Daimon Hellstrom" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimon_Hellstrom">Daimon Hellstrom</a>, <a title="Brother Voodoo" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Voodoo">Brother Voodoo</a> and <a title="Valkyrie (Marvel Comics)" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_(Marvel_Comics)">Valkyrie</a>. Thomas was inducted into the <a title="List of Eisner Award winners" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eisner_Award_winners#The_Will_Eisner_Award_Hall_of_Fame">Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame</a> in 2011 and into the <a title="Harvey Awards" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Awards">Harvey Awards</a> Hall of Fame in 2022. Exclusive for the March 25-26 Big Apple Comic Con Roy has created something really special.  Straight off the Marvel presses and ready for 2023--The Roy Thomas Adamantium Edition Prints!! Two iconic covers of two of Roy's most popular co-creations; Vision and Wolverine from AVENGERS #57 and INCREDIBLE HULK #181 bursting in beautiful metallic foil ink! These two exclusive badboys are only available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26 at Roy's table. He will personalize each one to you with his signature. A portion of each sale goes to the Hero Initiative Charity. What's better than that?

Tiffany Shepis

Abominable, The Hazing, Sharknado, Frankenstein Syndrome

Tiffany Shepis

Abominable, The Hazing, Sharknado, Frankenstein Syndrome
Tiffany Julia Shepis, an NYC native, got her start in James Gunn's (<em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>) <em>Tromeo and Juliet</em> when she was just 16 years old. Since then Tiffany has made over 100 independent films. Most notably the SYFY hit <em>Abominable,</em> the late night fan favorite <em>The Hazing</em>, After dark horror fests <em>Nightmare Man</em>, Sundance' <em>The Violent Kind</em>, as well as The multi award winning <em>The Frankenstein Syndrome</em> and the mega cult hit <em>Sharknado 2</em>! Tiffany continues to work as an actress, host and producer and is constantly on fan favorite lists such as Playboys top sexiest scream queens.