The Panel



The Comic Book Club of Ithaca
PO Box 701
Ithaca, NY 14851

is proud to present
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM

Emerson Suites
Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY

For 2017, we are expanding to a 2 day schedule!
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This year, we have a great guest lineup including:

Fantasy author Tamora Pierce
In addition to all the mundane stuff like her books spending weeks on the NY Times bestseller lists, Tamora is the recipient of 2013's Margaret A. Edwards Award for the Song of the Lioness and Protector of the Small Quartets, which "honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature."

Comics legend Jim Shooter
Jim started writing for DC Comics at the age of 13, and in addition to his many comics writing credits has been Editor In Chief at Marvel Comics, and founder, CEO, and Editor In Chief of both Valiant Comics and Broadway Comics. It's been a long time since Jim has attended Ithacon, and we're thrilled to have him back!
Special note: On Saturday at noon, Roger Stern will host "A Conversation with Jim Shooter". See the Ithacon Schedule page.

Marvel Comics writer Roger Stern
Online, Roger hangs out at http://sterntalk.yuku.com and at http://www.imwan.com
His Spider-Man Omnibus reprints his entire first run on Spider-Man.

Artist Howard Simpson
Howard has illustrated comics for DC and Valiant, as well as children's books, animation storyboards, and many other projects. He has taught at the Kubert School, and continues to teach on the west coast. This will be Howard's first appearance at ITHACON!
Special note: On Sunday, Howard will offer a workshop on using Adobe Illustrator to produce comics. See the Ithacon Schedule page.

Artist and inker Bill Anderson
Bill has inked many titles for Comico, DC, and Marvel Comics, including The Silver Surfer.

Panoptic Press publisher Steve Arenius

Artist Isaac Bidwell

Cartoonist Jim Brenneman

Graphic novel artist and writer Frank Cammuso

Crafter Diana Carver

Cosplay accessories crafter Kirsten Clinton

Unfortunately, artist Storn Cook had to cancel

Cartoonist and small-press comics creator Jim Coon

Crafters Professionally Unprofessional Nerdcrafters
(sisters Amanda and Erica DiVergilio)

Chain mail jewelry maker Caleb Evans

Unfortunately, writer and movie extra Mark Fenton had to cancel

Colorist Mike Garland
Mike is currently working on All-New Wolverine, The Mighty Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon and Groot and The Black Monday Murders

Crafter Sharon Gates

Artist and animator Warren Greenwood
Care Bears (2007), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2005-06), Duck Tales: The Movie, and Grasshopper and Cricket

Artist and Club member turned pro Jon Haeffner
Haeffner is an artist on Alien Dawn, a series for Nicktoons, and the creator of the web-comic Phantom Hurricane.

Artist Keith Haugen
A former student of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art, Keith's credits include Ghost Investigator by Spirited Comics, Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse by Eagle Press, and Yellow Squad by RATO Illustrated. Keith also has a self-publishing project in the works, WTF (What The Freak) Comix Anthology.

Artist Joe Holley

Fantasy writer John Koloski
whose debut novel EMPYRES: Bloodblind was published by Northampton House

Fan artist Anne LaClair

Cartoonist Doug Laura

Horror author Kevin Lucia
whose latest book Mystery Road is forthcoming from Cemetery Dance Publications

Web comic creator Matt Magill

Manga writer Maegan McKenzie

Crafter Stephanie Melaro

Artist Olivia Mercurio

Fantasy artist Jonathan Myers

Illustrator Camilo Nascimento

Fantasy illustrator Joe Orsak
Joe is a Syracuse comic book artist and graphic designer noted as the creator of CAPTAIN 'CUSE, a comic strip in local newspapers in the 1980s. In 2008 Joe teamed up with Doug Brode to create a new comic strip SALT CITY in the Syracuse New Times. The duo teamed up again to create graphic novels for McFarland & Company: Yellow Rose Of Texas, The Myth of Emily Morgan, and Virgin Vampires, or Once Upon a Time in Transylvania. Joe is working on a new graphic novel for McFarland about John Dillinger.

Writer Tom Peyer
Best known for his revamp of the DC Comics' character Hourman, Peyer has recently written Batman '66 for DC Comics and Clown Tales for Thrillbent.com.

Artist Rob Piecuch

Fantasy artist Alan Pollack
whose work is seen in Magic: The Gathering as well as on
book covers, with recent titles including Cruel Zinc Melodies, The Two Worlds, and Miles and Metallurgy.

Artist/writer William Rodriguez

Fan artist Joseph Schichtel

Jason and the Draconauts series writer Paul Smith
and cover artist Sierra Reep

Artist Emily Swann

Editor and contributor of the Vertoscope anthology Ten Van Winkle

Artist Ken Wheaton
Ken has worked on many TV tie-comics such as the official adaptation of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, and Simpsons comics, contributing to Bart Simpson's Manual of Mischief, vol.2 in the "Vault of Simpsonology" series. He drew several issues of IDW's Popeye series, and is currently working on a creator-owned project, The Doomsday Brigade.

Artist Brandon Whipple

Artist Ed Yancey

Please note that we're still busy confirming guests. Check this site again for more updates!

Admission is FREE. Bring everyone you know!

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Click here to download in PDF format
the great poster Jim Coon produced for us!

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to see the poster featuring Tamora Pierce!

Last updated March 24, 2017

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