October 23, 24 & 25
Will be Held at the
East Texas State Fair Buildings
2112 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
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Tickets for the 2015 Tyler Rose City Comic Con may be purchased HERE.
Ticket prices: $10 for Friday Preview only (4pm - midnight),
$40 for standard 3 day weekend pass (Fri thru Sunday),
$65 for VIP Weekend Pass (limited number available -includes super stuffed goody bags, jump to the head of all lines, front row seating on panels, early admission to everything with private ticket check and entrance to avoid lines, collectible 2015 lanyard ID badge, admission to VIP ghost hunt, and a special limited edition Tyler Rose City Comic Con goody for 2015 only)
$100 for Ultra VIP Weekend Pass (only 8 available - includes everything you get with standard VIP but also includes an autographed picture of one of our VIP guests, a free photo op, and a seat at the dinner with the stars on Friday night.) SOLD OUT!
$10 - for Gaming Session with Dungeons and Dragons co-creator, Metamorphosis Alpha creator, Author and all around great guy- James Ward
Vendors - Booth Spaces will be 10' X 10' and cost $100 if purchased now through the end of April. Plenty of room this year! Fees increase to $125 May 1. Fees will incease again August 1 to $150. There is an additional fee for electric and end caps - which are limited so don't wait. Also, there will be some extra large spaces which include shelving and display areas already in place at 15' X 15' available for $150 through the end of April. Fees increase to $175 May 1. Fees will increase again if any of these spaces are left to $200 on August 1. Email us for details on these larger spaces - firstname.lastname@example.org SOLD OUT!
Artists - Booth Spaces will be 10' X 10' and cost $100 if purchased now through the end of July. Fees increase to $150 August 1. SOLD OUT!
Check out our amazing Sponsors & this year's Vendors below the guest list!
D. Piddy is the most amazing cosplay star you are ever likely to meet! He is as cool as he is hilarious! His videos of humerous con experiences have gone global as has his fan base! He's back for his super third year at this year's Tyler Rose City Comic Con and you better look out!...we have no idea what shenanigans he will get up to!
The Cast of the Hit Radio Show Paranoria, TX
The full cast of the show (George Jones, Eric Nivens, Matt McBride, Jennyfer Keohane, Alan Mendez, Hollie Harper, Steve Farmer, Lee Shults, Charles Parkes, Jeff Hurley) will be present including Kristen McGuire, James Ward, and etc.!!! To get a feel for this hilerious show, image if Pinky and the Brain had a baby with X-Men...that love child would be Parnanoria, TX! Come out to meet and greet with the cast and get them to sign autographs and learn about voice acting in East Texas! Meeting the cast of this amazing top rated show will be a must do for your bucket list that you can't miss!!!
Celtic Ranaissance Band
Triskelion started as a traditional Celtic renfaire band and, over the years, has branched out in several different directions, one of them being filk. (If you have never heard of filk music, just ask us. Any of us will be happy to fill you in.) We have been privileged to play at several science fiction/fantasy and literary conventions and are thrilled to be playing at this year's Rose City Comic Con! The original three members of Triskelion (Leah Tharp, Sarah Brigdon, and Floyd Brigdon) have lately been accompanied by several guests, including Jim Mahaffey, who will be joining us for this show. If you like Celtic style music mixed with a bit of humor and a bit of fun, then we are just the band for you.
Erin Marie Hogan
She's funny, she's smart, and she's gorgeous! Please join us un welcoming the star of "Paranormal Entity", "Hold Your Breath", "1,000 Ways to Die" and the upcoming horror film "Dwelling"! She's done incredible TV work on shows like "The Bold and the Beautiful", "7 Lives Exposed", "Paul Goetz' Last Ditch Effort", "The Battle of Hogwarts". This fan favorite is always a pleasure to be around and her smile will win you over instantly. Don't miss the chance to meet her!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
These guys are the real deal! Straight from the Vanilla Ice video and world wide appearances...and on to Tyler Rose City Comic Con! Cowabunga dude! It's Pizza time!
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
Jim Duggan is an American legend. He has been performing in the wrestling world since before wrestling was uber cool. Who can forget him charging into the ring with a two by four, ready to demolish his enemies! He was always the hero and always a fan favorite. One look in his eyes and you knew he was a tough guy with just a little bit of a wild man bubbling beneath the surface. Welcome to the con Jim, we are humbled by your company!
League of Lions
Professional Wrestling Group
Definitely some of the best and most entertaining guys out there performing today! These men are not afraid to take it to the limit and their shows will thrill and amaze you! Get ready for some quality entertainment!
Clu Gulager is a legend. There's no other way to put it, he is simply a legend in Hollywood and a complete and total force of nature! Star of such TV shows as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", The Tall Man", "The Virginian", "Wagon Train", "The Untouchables", "Dr. Kildare", "Kung Fu", "Disney's Mystery in Dracula's Castle", "Ironside", "Cannon", "Barnaby Jones", "Police Story", "North & South", "The Mod Squad", "Falconcrest", "Chips", "Hawaii Five-O", and many, many more! He has also starred in such amazing films and cult classics as: "The Killers", "Molly and Lawless John", "The Other Side of Midnight", "A Force of One", "Kenny Rogers / The Gambler", "Into the Night", "Return of the Living Dead", "Hunter's Blood", "The HIdden", "Tapeheads", "Feats 1,2,3" and a ton more! He is a hoot and a half! His appearances are getting few and far between as he gets older, so don't miss this opportunity to meet the legend!
Ladies and gentlemen, of all the folks we have going and coming as guests to our con, I want you to know, Kristen McGuire is not only a fan favorite, but a personal favorite of ours! She is the coolest manga artist and anime voice actress you will ever meet and just about the sweetest person on the planet! If you don't stop by her booth or catch her panles, you will surely have bad luck the rest of the year, because you will miss the chance to have her coolness rub off on you! Check out her work on "Assassination Classroom" or her amazing art HERE!
Talk about your all around awesome guys...this fellow is one of them! Jeff has been on so many paranormal and history shows (Finding Bigfoot, etc) it is beyond reason. His biggest claim to fame, however is being a world reknown Bigfoot hunter and cryptozoologist. He studies amazing and fantastical creatures and has proof that Bigfoot exists right here in East Texas! He is a gifted speaker and a down to Earth gent who just may blow your mind.
"Clem the loose skinned Demon"
Now here is a man we are proud to call "friend". He is the coolest cat in the con circuit! Mr. James Leary has done many wonderful TV shows and Live performances throughout his life, but none so iconic as that of "Clem the loose skinned Demon" on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". He is a charmer and just about as friendly as a fellow can be. We are proud to have him with us this year!
Mr. Dodad Burton is just about the closest thing you will find to a real life super hero. He is a race car driver in a beautiful machine called the "Free Spirit" and he is darn good at what he does. But the coolest thing about Dodad is the he gives back to his fans...he takes kids and lets them sit in his car...he teaches about mechanics and about pursuing your dreams. He helps charities and friends in need. His Native American heritage is also very prominent in everything he does. Dodad is the real deal and we are proud to have him!
Please welcome Mr. Brad Maule best known as Dr. Tony on the daytime soap opera, "General Hospital"! Brad has also been busy cutting some darn good country records over the years and has had a beloved role on "Seventh Heaven", "The Young and the Restless", "Port Charles", and "Passions" to name a few! He's a terrific guy and we are very pleased to have him aboard!
John is one heck of a director and sometime actor. He was the winner of the Matt Damon & Ben Affleck series "Project Greenlight" and has made such films as "The Feast Trilogy" and "Piranha 3DD" and "Zombie Night"! His acting credits include "Pulse 2" and "The Collection" among others. This very talented and charismatic man is always fun and will surely make our fans very happy at this year's con!
One of the most beloved "Scream Queens" of all time, Diane has been featured in so many horror classics it is hard to keep up with them all! She had major roles in the "Feast" trilogy, "Slay Bells", "Pulse", "Zombie Night", "Hatchet", "Halloween" and many, many more! If you are a fan of horror...you must meet this incredible lady!
Lisa Moore & Brant Fowler
Last Ember Press
Last Ember Press is an independent comic studio founded by Lisa Moore, Brant Fowler, and John Wilson. Our mission is to tell stories in new ways from the unique perspective of seasoned (you know, salt, pepper, paprika) comic creators exploring the essence of the independent palate (sweet, sour, umami?). We strive to turn the old notions and concepts behind comics on their ear (blazing trails and all that – get it, “blazing,” “ember”…) and make books that are both familiar and innovative all at the same time. We hope you’ll join us on this crazy ride and we promise to only crash every other Thursday or when the squirrels come out (squirrel stew, anyone?).
Lisa Moore is a professional colorist, mainly doing work for BOOM! Studios’ all ages imprint KaBOOM!. She provides vibrant and brilliant colors for titles such as Garfield, Bravest Warriors, Regular Show, and more. Lisa also flats (base color work) for a number of clients from time to time, working on pages from Marvel, DC, Image, Archie, and more.
Brant Fowler is a professional letterer and flatter. He has had his lettering work published through Image Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Arcana Comics, and many more. And he has flatted (base color work) books ranging from Spider-Man, to Batman, to Sonic the Hedgehog. Brant is also a member of YouTube channel Comic Frontline, and hosts a comics podcast called Zone 4 that began in April 2009. For nearly 7 years, he was also co-owner of comic news website ComicRelated.com.
David Doub is the publisher and head writer for Dusk Comics, an independent comic publishing company out of Denton, TX. David took his love of comics and turned it into a full blown company with the idea of getting new stuff out to the masses and helping a new host of talent get a leg up in the industry. His work tends to be dark and very, very interesting! Make sure you stop by and say hello!
2015 Short Story Judges & Guest Authors
Martha Decker, Curt Collier, Mitchel Whitington,
Rhonda Eudaly & Richard Ramsey
These five people are some of the most amazing published authors out there right now, from true ghost stories, to paranormal profiling, to kids adventures, romance and sci-fi horror, they have all the bases covered. Not only will they be judging our short story contest this year, but they will also be available for autographs and have their works available for you to purchase!
1967 "Supernatural" Impala
Bela is an amazing vehicle! She is the one and only screen used 1967 Impala from the hit show "Supernatural" that is fan owned! Down to the last detail, including the weapons cache in the trunk, you won't believe your eyes! Here's your chance to be where Sam & Dean were! Don't miss it!
Rekha is one of the most beautiful and talented ladies we know! She has had leading roles in some of the most interesting and fan beloved shows of our time including "Battlestar Galactica" and "The 100". Her smile and charming personality make her a fan favorite at every con and we are super happy to have her aboard!
Brian Steward is insane. Yep, sorry, no easy way to put it. He's absolutely nuts in the most wonderful way imaginable! His artistic talent is that of a genius madman! His persona is that of a loon! And that is why you will absolutely love him! As an artist for such fantastic works as "Fangoria" and many more, he has worked with some of the most iconic stars in the business, such as Elvira and KISS! His art is mind blowingly good! If you do one thing over the weekend of the con, make it be dropping by his booth or catching his panel...you won't regret it...just try not to look him in the eye...some of the crazy may rub off!
The General Lee
Yep, the General will be there and ready for photo ops! Don't miss it!
Terry Parr & Halo Sama
Shonuff Studio is the comic book draw-matic duo of Terry Parr and Halo Sama! Terry's comic pin-up style, Halo's cartoon anime style, and new member Jonathon Miller's retro cartoon style make for a three way punch that will knock you out! They can handle any project thrown at them and their quick wit and amazing art make for a an awesome experience at any con! They have worked for IDW and Sailor Moon Magazine on several projects! So don't be shy! Stop by and say hello and buy a piece of their work or commission a one of a kind!
Kerrigan Mahan is known as "Jeb" from "VR Troopers", "Edwin Alva" from "Static Shock", and most beloved as "Goldar" from "Power Rangers"! He has voiced characters in shows such as "Family Guy", "The DIstrict", "Batman Beyond" and many more! Fans love him and so do we! Get a picture with him and the other Rangers stars as a memento from this con!
Reggie Rolle has had starring roles on "Charmed", "All About Us", and "The Bold and the Beautiful", but his army of fans love him the most as the "Green Power Ranger"! He's a warm, friendly and very cool guy who pays it back, so make sure you stop by and strike a power pose with him!
Amy Rolle is not only beautiful, and absolutely lovely...she is also a very talented lady! She has starred in such films as "Rock Star" & "Star Trek Insurrection" and been featured as the villain "Trakeena" on "Power Rangers"! Her legion of loyal fans keep up with her wherever she goes, and she is always a favorite at every convention she attends! Make sure you stop by and say hello!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appearance of the one and only James Dumont at this year's con! James has a long and varied and wonderful career! He has starred in American Horror Story Freakshow and is in the next season. He has been in Jurassic World, and Universal Soldier - Day or Reckoning, and will co-star with Bryan Cranston in a biopic of the life of Hank Williams...just to name a few of the things he has up his sleeve! He has worked with Jared Leto, Jean Clude Van Damme, Ryan Phillipe and many many more great folks. And the best thing about James is that he is a down to earth, genuine kind of guy! Make sure you say hello to him this year!
The Pink Power Ranger
Catherine was born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia. She was a model and actress in Sydney before being brought over to Los Angeles for the series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers . Her interests include singing/songwriting, dancing, piano, horse riding, scuba diving, hiking, aerobics, weight training, pilates, yoga and spinning. She is a very talented and beloved actress and we are very proud to have her at this year's con!
Mr. Timothy Zahn is a Hugo Award winning author of some of the most beloved Science Fiction books of all time! Perhaps best known for his Star Wars novels, Mr. Zahn has also written the amazing "Cobra Series" and the "Blackcollar Series" among other noteable works. Always a friendly fan favorite, we are very pleased to have him this year! Don't forget to bring your books for him to sign and pick something new to read from him as well!
Tom is, of course, best known for his role of "Luke Duke" on the hugely popular TV series: "The Dukes of Hazard", but his other numerous star appearances in movies & television shows, musical performances, and broadway turns, have carried him to near legendary status. Perhaps the best thing about Tom is that he is an easy going guy with a great attitude about life and a very friendly demeanor. We are fortunate to have him, along with John to bring the "Duke Boys" together once again!
Many folks know John as "Bo Duke" from the "Dukes of Hazzard". Many others know him as "Pa Kent" on "Smallville". And a whole new generation is getting to know him on Tyler Perry's "Haves and Have Nots". But to pigeon hole him in one of these three roles is a crime. Not only has John written, directed, and/or starred in hundreds more projects, he is a kind, good hearted guy who cares about nature and humanity. You would have to go a long way to find a more gracious, legendary star. We are very proud to have him.
Gil Gerard is most well known in the sci-fi world as the hero and title character of TV's "Buck Rogers", but he has also been seen in many movies and web-isodes of popular geek subjects. He always has many stories of his experiences in TV Land of yesteryear and of working with some of the most amazing people. Take a moment and visit with this legend of the small screen!
Holy Cosplay, Batman! East Texas Cosplay favorite, Bill Necessary feels honored to be asked back to ComicCon for a third year! Throughout the weekend of the convention, Bill will be appearing as many Classic Heroes such as the Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet and the '66 Batman.
He has made many costumed appearances at many types of events and venues since he was in high school back in the late 70's and early 80's, or as he puts it,"I've been publicly wearing capes and masks long before the term 'cosplay' was ever invented!"
Bill can come appear and entertain at your event as well! Look him up on Facebook at facebook/classic heroes.
Back for the third year in a row, Mr. Eric Nivens will keep con goers informed of what's happening throughout the event by being our official announcer! Formerly of the comedy troup, Jonah's Jokers, and current voice acting star of the hit radio show "Paranoria, TX", Eric is a very charismatic and funny guy! Make sure you say hello if you see him over the weekend and just for fun, tell him "Jonah is a loveable loser"....shhhh...don't ask why, just do it!
Charles & Sarah Adams
Charles & Sarah Adams have been making some of the best hand made swords and knives you are ever likely to see for untold years! They will be doing demonstrations on Saturday and showing off their tremendous skills. Fan favorites of Renaissance and Medieval fairs for many years, they are sure to win your respect and admiration and besides...they are just super cool, nice people! They offer classes too! Check 'em out!
Michael Stewart is a professor of United States history at Tyler Junior College. He is a published author with several books and articles to his credit, and has earned Masters degrees in Nineteenth Century European History as well as American History. He was a contributing designer on the Castles & Crusades Fantasy Roleplaying Game from Troll Lord Games, and has published two modules for this system. His upcoming RPG is called Victorious: Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind and is expected to be out in winter of this year.
Joe is an amazing artist. He has been an artist since he was a young adult. He is a well-respected creator and his “old-school” style has been a draw for fans of all ages for many years. He has been redesigning costumes before it was “way-cool” to do it. He proudly holds his Artistic License for his monthly column from Collector Times since 1996, the longest running feature of its kind on the web. Many of his works can be found on DeviantArt. Recently he has been creating art for RPGs, a gaming book. Joe’s fan base has grown substantially as he has become recognized as an outstanding commissioned artist. He has a talent for knowing what a fan wants upon request and putting it to pencil, quickly and without fail. His vast knowledge also him to school others in what artistry tools could further a career of someone who is looking for that just right “widget”. Joe loves the con atmosphere and with over 15 years of experience invites anyone interested to stop by to chat and get a chance to win an original piece of art!
James M. Ward
(Co-Creator of Dungeons & Dragons)
James is the godfather of modern role play gaming. He co-designed Dungeons and Dragons and many other games alongside Gary Gygax at TSR back in the day and has gone on to design Metamorphosis Alpha and many board games. He is an accomplished author of many books, such as "Pool of Radiance" in the Forgotten Realms novel series. He is a fan favorite and is a genuinely nice person to hang out with. e will also be hosting a few games while he is in town, so don't miss your chance to visit with this living legend!...and bring your old copies of Deities and Demi-Gods and other books for him to sign! OH...and lest we forget...James M. Ward will be one of the judges for the Cosplay contest! (I hear he likes fantasy and sci-fi stuff LOL!)
Blake Ovard & Tugg the Super Dog
Blake Ovard has worked as a professional artist for more than two decades, and has been rescuing animals in danger even longer. Blake has won numerous awards for his realistic pen and ink stippling art of wildlife, with pieces featured in gallery exhibits, art festivals, charitable organization promotional posters, stamps, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines around the world. He is also an accomplished children’s book author and illustrator with “Whose Feet Are Those?” “Flamingos Everywhere” and “Tugg’s Doggie Rulebook.” All of the elements for art and animal rescue came together for Blake in one small rescue dog that was wrapped in a blanket, and that blanket was staked down beside a busy six-lane highway in the hot July, Texas heat. That 4-month-old puppy was Tugg, and as Blake and his wife, Kim, nursed Tugg back to health, it was soon apparent that Tugg was indeed a real-life super hero dog. All Blake had to do was chronicle Tugg’s adventures. “Tugg: A Hero Among Us” was born. The quarterly series is a non-stop, super-fun ride for all ages, following along as Tugg saves the world from things it didn’t even know were dangerous.
Jeremy Clark has been able to work on various comic projects for multiple publisher over the last 5 years, including: the series ''Powers'', ''No Gravity'' one shot special, ''Knights of Albrecht'' mini series, and ''Flowery Flag Devils.'' He has also done collaborative ink work for the graphic novel Earth AZ as well as work with other studio pencillers on conceptual art designs and print layouts. His primary role in the comic industry is that of an inker, however he has pencilled/inked cover work for No Gravity Studios and Urban Legends.
YA/NA Cross Genre Author
Miracle Austin works in the social work field by day and in the writer's world by night and weekends. She enjoys writing (but is not limited to) suspense and horror stories. She has been described as "truly amazing", "wonderful" and "a favorite author" by many of her fans and followers. Her new novel "Doll" is coming out soon and is sure to be best seller! Don't miss the chance to meet her!
Fantasy/Horror Romance Author
Holly Hudspeth is a Dark Fantasy/Paranormal Romance author living in Texas. The Skyy Huntington series is a dark fantasy romance adventure that consists of three books: The Lie, The Countess, and The Pursuit. Book 4 will be out in late 2015. Guided By Moonlight – Lucius’ Story is a stand-alone dark fantasy novel based on a secondary character from The Skyy Huntington Series.
Holly’s passion for literature began from the first moment she learned how to read, and she has been writing short stories for the last 16 years. She enjoys writing fantasy, paranormal, romance, and horror stories, and has also created short stories based on avatars she played in online video games such as Everquest and World of Warcraft. She also likes to weave in historical figures and facts into her novels.
In her spare time, Holly likes to play video games, collect comic books, go to renaissance fairs and comic cons, travel, garden, and spend time with her family and friends. She and her husband currently reside in Fort Worth, Texas with their young son Gavin, and their 4 dogs which are spoiled rotten.
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The coolest gang on the planet...our buds at Ground Zero Comics are back again! We could not have pulled it off last year without these wonderful folks and their tireless efforts! With gaming, Magic, and comics galore, you will dig it!
Soft Drinks, Old Time Candy, and Novelties!
Rocket Fizz is amazing! With over 500 flavors of soft drinks you can't fins anywhere else, and old school candy like you haven't seen in years, and novelties that will definitely make you smile, this place is an instant classic! We are glad to have them aboard with their tasty root beers and salt water taffy! If you don't leave their booth with a happy face and heart something is wrong!
Geek World is a very cool comic book, gaming, and more store located at 410 Loop 323 in Tyler, TX. These guys handled the war gaming at the first con and brought some amazing stuff to the event! Rest assured, Geek World will help make it a Rockin' event!
Three Suns Unlimited Gaming Store
Three suns Unlimited is a killer gaming store onGilmer Road in Lingview, TX! Owners, Randall & Christine Mick, are awesome people who seek to bring family friendly competitive gaming to the Longview area. It's fun for everyone and the friendships made here will last a life time! Drop in and say hello and let them know how much we enjoy having them at the Con!
The Nerd Cave
The Nerd Cave is a fantastic comic and gaming store in Longview, Texas at 103 W. Loop 281 Suite 285. These guys are growing like mad with new gaming and stock constantly popping up! And the owner, John Fenlaw, is a terrific friend to us and the con! We look forward to having them with us and John will be heading up the Children's events at this con!
Halflings Hideaway Games Store
This cool little store is relatively new on the scene, but they are quickly making a name for themselves in East Texas. They run the coolest games, and their Magic the Gathering tournaments are top notch! Drive out to Gilmer the first chance you get and check them out. There's always something cool going on at Halflings Hideaway!
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Soar through the cosmos in the famous dome theater and learn about the wonders of science at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College!
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The best darn game store in town! Find games for every system, in cluding Atari, NES, SNES, Playstation and all the rest! Great deals and great selections! Buy, sell, or trade! Check them out here!
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