Admission $5; Kids under 16 FREE!
No matter where you are in your journey of the pop culture universe, you're welcome at a ComicCard show! We feature a mix of vendors with comic books, toys, action figures, pop culture collectibles, sports, non-sports and gaming cards. We strive to provide you with a fresh list of featured guests, local artists and great variety of products in a family-friendly environment. Cosplayers are always welcome!
(guests subject to change without notice)
John is best known as Dak, Luke Skywalker's back-seater in the Battle of Hoth, The Empire Strikes Back. He also appeared in the film substituting for Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett on Bespin when Boba utters his famous line to Darth Vader, "He's no good to me dead." He is a regular contributor to Lucasfilm's Star Wars.com and the U.K.'s Jedi News.
Beyond the Galaxy, fans know John from roles in epic films like A Bridge Too Far, Superman II and Flash Gordon and in the BBC television series Oppenheimer. A veteran performer, he appeared on London's West End stage and New York's Off-Off Broadway as an actor and musician. When not acting, singing or playing guitar, he was a lighting and sound technician affiliated with London's White Light Electrics working on such classic productions as The Rocky Horror Show, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Nicholas Nickleby and thoughtprovoking plays by celebrated playwright David Hare.
A writer and published author, John's Backstory In Blue: Ellington At Newport '56 is a behind the-scenes look at a legendary moment in American cultural history when a performance of the great Duke Ellington Orchestra almost caused a riot at the third Newport Jazz Festival. Currently, he is in discussions with a number of film producers to package and develop his screenplay adaptation of Backstory In Blue. John's stageplays have been produced in New York and Washington, notably his award-winning Hubris.
David Ankrum 40 years after voicing Wedge in Star Wars, David was asked to reprise his role in Rogue One by Matthew Wood and Lucasfilm. You can't miss him as the PA announcer on Yavin - Redirecting the Rebel Squadron into the crucial battle on Scarif. Ankrum was originally cast by Fred Roos and George Lucas to voice Wedge Antilles (Red 2)Â in Star Wars: A New Hope. David dubbed the voice of Scottish Actor Denis Lawson who played the physical role in the film.
David grew up in a family of actors. His mother, Joan Ankrum (stage name Joan Wheeler) was under contract to Warner Bros. in the 1930's where she did several films. She also performed on Broadway with Van Heflin. His Father, Morris Ankrum, was a character actor who played many diverse roles in many films. He seemed to be in every Science Fiction Film with the word "Mars" in the title. "Flight To Mars" "Invaders From Mars" where he played Colonel Fielding, "Red Planet Mars". He also protected the Earth from giant locusts in "Beginning Of The End". Got sapped by Martians in "Earth vs. The Flying Saucers". David also grew up across the street from Dennis Muren. They made films in Dennis's garage when theyÂ were childhood friends. Dennis went on to work on Star Wars where he brought his special effects genius to light.
Some of David's other acting highlights were playing Adam Stephens opposite Lisa Hartman in the series "Tabitha", starring with Melanie Griffith in a sold TV series that never aired, "Coast To Coast" for NBC. Working with director Lasse Hallstrom as the lead in a TV Pilot "The Big Five" for NBC... Oh and not to forget throwing John Boy off a bridge on John Boy's first day of college in "The Waltons".
Bob's pricing for requests done at the show: $40 for penciled head sketches. $1.50 per autograph.
Bob will take commission requests prior to the show:
Frank Fosco is returning in 2019! He'll be bringing some of his original pages and artwork to the show. Be sure to stop by and talk to Frank!
Dave Wheeler is back by popular demand! Dave is co-founder and head editor of Mind Wave Comics. His works include Misadventures of Wonderboy, The Bolt, Darwin Holmes Ape Detective and more.
Brent has appeared in over 90 comic books in the past several years. A favorite artist in the Minneapolis area, he is making his first appearance at a ComicCard show this April.
Pick list: Brent's full list of comic book appearances
Otis Frampton is a writer and artist, most commonly known for his creation Oddly Normal. He also appeared in IDW's Ghostbusters Annual 2015.
Pick list: Otis's full list of comic appearances
* Guests subject to change without notice
Amy Chu, Mark Parrish, Erik Burnham, Otis Frampton, Dave Wheeler
Tim Seeley, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Frank Fosco, Dave Wheeler
Kenneth Rocafort, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Frank Fosco, Otis Frampton
Al Snow, Corey Koskie, Larry Hama, Erik Burnham, Otis Frampton
Sgt. Slaughter, Sammy White, Ted Brown, Erik Larsen, Tom Nguyen, Matt Blair, John Henderson, Frank Fosco
Jake Reed, Keith Millard, Paul Pelletier, Erik Burnham
Tommy Kramer, Henry Thomas, Frank Fosco, Christopher Jones
Juan Berenguer, Tom Nguyen
MN State Fair Education Building - St. Paul, MN
10:00am - 6:00pm