October 23, 24 & 25
Will be Held at the
East Texas State Fair Buildings
2112 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Tickets for the 2015 Tyler Rose City Comic Con may be purchased HERE.
Ticket prices: $10 for Friday Preview only (4pm - 8pm),
$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.)
$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. 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
Artists - Booth Spaces will be 10' X 10' and cost $100 if purchased now through the end of July. Fees increase to $125 August 1.
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.
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.
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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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