Comic Book I-CON


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Iowa Comic Book I-CON
The annual 1 day con of Iowa! The Lil’ CON that could! The longest running comic book convention in Iowa! Vendors, creators, cosplayers, gamers, and MORE! Great family event that helps promote that READING IS A SUPER POWER! New location at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (former Vets Auditorium) with more space for more fun! This is the year to be bigger than every! Spread the word! WE ALL HAVE ISSUES!

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MAPLocation:
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Admittance: $10 for adults/children over the age of 10; Ages 10 and under free with paid adult admission.

Convention: October 25, 2014   9am – 5pm  (That’s right!  So big we had to add another hour added to the show!  Now opening at 9AM!)

Comedy Club Show added!
“Guardians of the Comedy!”
Comedian Line-Up: Nikki Smallwood, Dan Bush, Marc Von Ahnen, Dan Umthun, Justin Bulver. improv from: The Jolly Rottens

Constructed Pokemon tournament added sponsored by Mayhem Comics & Games! (bring your own Pokemon cards & compete!)

Schedule of Panels, Contests, and More!*

9:00am – DOORS OPEN!
10:00am – 10:30am – 3B Entertainment panel
10:30am – 11:30am – Candle Light Press panel
11:30am – 12:30pm – Guest Panel
 with Jeff Parker & Fabian Nicieza
11:30am – Costume Contest registration cut-off deadline
12:30pm – 01:00pm – Costume Parade for all costumed attendees
01:00pm – 03:00pm – Costume Contest and announcement of winners
03:00pm – 04:00pm – Trivia fun
05:00pm – doors close

All Day – CCG & Tabletop Gaming and Gaming Theater
Post event – Comedy Club

* times subject to change

Comic Book I-CON guests and more!

SPECIAL GUESTS!

 

FIRST TIME APPEARANCES!

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FABIAN NICIEZA X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable, Deadpool, Thunderbolts, Alpha Flight, Avengers, Red Robin, and more!

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KEVIN MAGUIRE Winner: 1988 Russ Manning Best Newcomer AwardWinner: 2004 Eisner Award for Best Humor PublicationNominee: 1988 Eisner Award for Best Art Team

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JEFF PARKER Aquaman, Exiles, Thunderbolts, X-Men First Class, and more!

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PAUL PELLETIER Aquaman, Darkstars, Flash, Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, Legion of Super-Heroes, Outsiders,[1] Superboy and the Ravers, Superman, Superman: The Man of Steel, Titans, She-Hulk, Fantastic Four, Exiles, Negation and Negation War.

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Returning Favorites!

PHIL HESTER Swamp Thing, Brave New World, Flinch, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Clerks: The Lost Scene, The Crow: Waking Nightmares, The Wretch (nominated for the 1997 Eisner Award for Best New Series), Aliens: Purge, and Green Arrow.

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ANT LUCIA DC Comics Cover Artist, DC Bombshells Designer/Illustrator

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Just a sampling of all that is going on

Dealers
Tabletop & CCG, Gaming Theater and more
Guest Panel
Door Prizes
Face painting
Trivia Contest
Cosplay Parade for all!
Cosplay Contest – details
Cosplay Photography
Comedy Show
Heroic Automobiles
Great fun for all ages!

Guests, Attendees, and more!

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3X WRESTLING

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Professional Wrestling

501st LEGION/CENTRAL GARRISON – THE KORRIBAN SQUAD

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Star Wars Costume Group

AARON GILLESPIE

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 writer – “Purgatori,” “Lady Demon,” and “Bionic Man”; art on “All Ghouls School,” “Screamland,” “Foster Anthology,” and “Negative Burn”

ADAM VAN WYK 

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Storyboard artist – Justice League: War, Assault on Arkham

AL GARRISON

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Inker – Omaha Underground Comics, The Culling

ALEX BURNS

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Writer/Artist – “Timmy the Exsanguinator”

ALICIA ANSPAUGH

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Artist & Face painting

ANDREW PEEK

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Artist with exhibits at ARTFEST Midwest & Grandview University Exhibits

ANDY BRASE

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“Swamp Thing” & George RR Martin book covers

ANTHONY HARY

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ANA COMICS artist

AUSTIN ALLEN HAMBLIN

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Writer – “The Adv of Punk & Rock”, “Voices Against Bullying”, and “The Trial Run.”

BJ HUMPHREY

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Artist – “Echo Base Media”; Colorist – “Dear Dinosaur” & “Left 2 Right”

BEN CRAINE

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Writer, Editor – Omaha Underground Comics, The Culling

BEN VASQUEZ

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 “The Lost Kids”, “The Masked Hero”, and “Qonqr”

 BROOK TURNER

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Artist/illustrator – Image comics “Golly”, “Deadlands”

C.J. RENNER

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Writer – “Colliders”

CARLITO QUINONES

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artist – “Bullet Face: Cold Heart”

CAROLINE MONACO

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artist/sculptor

CARTER ALLEN

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CHAD OWEN

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Graphic Designer in SCI-FI poster art

CHRIS RICH MCKELVEY

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Artist – Pin-up / Bald Guy Studios

CHRIS ROBERTS

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Creator – Comic Book Box

CLARKE HAWBAKER

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Artist – Marvel’s “NOMAD”

DANIEL BROWN

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3B ENTERTAINMENT LLC – movies “Escape from the Dead” & “Action Super Squad-Des Moines”

DAVID WHITNEY

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Fan Film – “STAR TREK RAVEN”

DEAN STURTEVANT

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Artist – Green Unicorn Art

DES MOINES PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Library / Activity Booth

DOMINIC VELANDO

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Illustrator/Creator – “TARANTULAS”

DON HILLS

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Creator – CME – “Moonlight Macabre”, “Into the Ether”, and “25az.”

DONOVAN KLINGEL

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Creator – CME – “Moonlight Macabre”, “Into the Ether”, and “25az.”

DUANE MURRAY

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Caricatures for adults and kids

EMILY SODERGREN

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artist – web comic “Bastardized Physics”

ERIC FRITZ-WATERS

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Artist – Art-A-Holics contributor

ERIC GAPSTUR

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Inker – “Flash Season Zero”, “The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief”; “Batman Beyond”, “Adventures of Superman”, and “Legends of the Dark Knight”

ERIN CAHANES

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Writer/Artist – “Poncho”

EVERETT PAUL BURRIS

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“Spiritman”

GAME ON IOWA

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Mobile Gaming Theater

GERALD NGAU

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Penciler, Colorist – Omaha Underground Comics, The Culling

HOLLAND EVERMORE 

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Artist – Everwyyrd Studios/Evermore Art

IOWA BARNSTORMERS

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Sports Team

IOWA COMIC BOOK CLUB

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Host of Comic Book I-CON

IOWA COSPLAY

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Cosplay collective

IOWA ENERGY

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Sports Team

IOWA LEAGUE OF HEROES

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(appearance times to be announced)

IOWA WILD

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Sports Team

JACK KOTZ 

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JASON CASKEY

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Writer- Image, Dark Horse, Caliber, The Comic Buyers’ Guide, and Comicfix; Revived- Charlton Comics series “The Vengeance Squad”; “The Holy Terror”

JASON JOHNSON 

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JASON WRIGHT

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Creator/Artist – “UNDEAD END” Designer of 2014 Comic Book I-CON poster

JEFF KULISEK

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JENNIFER KATERI

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Cosplay creator & model & artwork

JIM CLARK

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Artist – “Colliders”

JIM MEHSLING

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Artist – “Into the Void,” Lego, “Rittenhouse Archives,” “Bounty Hunter II Pit of Carkoon”

JIM WOODYARD

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Inker – “Fringe”, “The Wretch”, “The Crow”, “The Holy Terror”

JOEY VASQUEZ

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 “The Lost Kids”, “The Masked Hero”, and “Qonqr”

John Atkins

Heroclix Gaming Host

JOHN IRA THOMAS

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JONATHAN SIMS

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Creator – “Floating BunnyHead”

JOSHUA BROWN

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3B ENTERTAINMENT LLC – movies “Escape from the Dead” & “Action Super Squad-Des Moines”

JUSTIN SCHILLERBERG

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Artist – TOPPS Trading Cards

KEVIN FIRSBERG

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Flat Colorist, Letter – Omaha Underground Comics, The Culling

KEEGAN CAHANES

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Writer/Artist – “Poncho”

KYLE LAWLER

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Creator – CME – “Moonlight Macabre”, “Into the Ether”, and “25az.”

LUCA O’KEEFE

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Creator, Writer – Omaha Underground Comics, The Culling

LUCAS MUNSON

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MANDALORIAN MERCS/VHETT MANDA CLAN

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Star Wars Costume group and IRS Charitable Organization

MARK VASQUEZ

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MATT MITCHELL

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TYP-O Creator –  “Bad Sushi Cannon”

MAYHEM COMICS

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Constructed POKEMON Tournament Sponsors/Hosts

MICHAEL WULF

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Writer, Artist, Creator; Deadlights; Planet of the Dead

MOOSE BAUMANN

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Colorist – “Green Lantern”, “GL Corps”, “Metal Men”, and “XO Manowar”

NICK MAIDA

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Writer/artist – “SHS: Super Hero Society”

NICK PENDLETON

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Cartoonist/fine artist; Creator – “Feral Boy and Gilgamesh at the End of the World”

NIKKI SLAUTER

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Letter – Omaha Underground Comics, The Culling

PHIL JULIANO

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Illustrator & Creator

REALITY REIMAGINED

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Cosplay photographer

RON WAGNER

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Artist – “GI Joe”, “Batman”, “Ghost Rider”, and “Flash”

RYAN SCHRODT

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Writer/Artist – “Dear Dinosaur”;

Writer – “Youngblood” from Image Comics;

“Red Style Media”

SCOTT MEIER

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Creator – “Eclipse”

SCOTT A. SNYDER

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“Spiritman”

SHAREAN MORISHITA

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 Love! Love! Fighting!- Bottled Prince-webcomic(s), A Troll’s Fairy Tale, Autumn’s Journey- Otome Games

SHAWN PALEK

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Fine artist/air brush artist/painter

SIMON MITCHELL

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TYP-O Creator –  “Bad Sushi Cannon”

STEPHANIE RUDE

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Artist – portraits, chibis, comic art

STEVE BAIER

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THOM HOTKA

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515 Comics Writer/Artist – NEXTUUS: The Search for the Ocean Shard

TREVOR TALBOTT

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Creator – “Eclipse”

TREY BALDWIN

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Artist/Writer – Webcomic

TYLER WALPOLE

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Artist-Marvel Entertainment Cinematic Universe licensed art, Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Fantasy Artwork- Blizzard; Wizards of the Coast; IDW

WILL GRANT

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WILLIS NANCE

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ANA COMICS artist

ZACH SHIELDS

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TYP-O Creator –  “Child of Wrath”

* guests, panels, events, etc. subject to change.