MEDFORD COMIC-CON 2017
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Dig your cape and favorite set of tights out because Medford Comic-Con is flying our way in just under two months, and I couldn't be more excited!  The Medford Comic-Con is the only Comic-Con on the west coast with competely FREE entry.  The only thing you have to bring money for are the vednors and food trucks; how awesome is that?!   

What to do in Southern Oregon has been fortunate enough to be part of the planning committee and we are all working hard to plan a ton of fun stuff for kids and families, fanboys, and fangirls.  The main hosts of the Medford Comic-Con are Jackson County Library Services, Friends of the Medford Library and Rogue Community College but the committee is comprised of many downtown businesses to bring it all together including Astral Games, Central Art Supply and Coding Zeal.  Many of the events like the Costume Contests, FREE Comic Book Giveaway, Workshops, and a lot of the vendors will be in the Medford Library and RCC's buildings, but what is even cooler is that this year 9th and Bartlett Street between RCC and the library will be shutdown to provide room for more vendors, food trucks, and live action role play going on throughout the day!

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So, onto the good stuff!  Which Vendors, Workshops and Food Trucks will be at Medford Comic-Con?

VENDORS

We will have over 40 vendors including, but not limited to the following:

ASTRAL GAMES - Pop! Figures, Comic Books, Costume Repair Shop

CENTRAL ART SUPPLY - Copic Marker Sets, Inking Markers and Pens, Comic and Fan-Art Instruction Books and More!

SYDABEE - Cosplay

LORD AND LADY TOWERS DBA STEAMTOWERS - Kinetic jewelry, boleros, jackets, waistcoats, spats, wrist-cuffs, and octopus hair accessories.

PICKER'S PARADISE - Geekdom collectibles, toys,  DVDs/Blu-rays, and Tin Signs. Vintage Video Games and Game Systems.

RAVENSWOOD LEATHER - Leather Shop, Leather Clothing and Accessories.

 VILLAGE BOOKS - Used bookstore and comics.

INGALLS BALLOONS - Over 200 different balloon creations.

BARNES & NOBLE - A selection of graphic novels, Manga and pop-culture collectables.

CRAFT WAREHOUSE - $1-3 Make and Take Crafts for all ages!

SCIENCEWORKS - Hands-on actvities including Thaumatropes, Zoetropes, and flip books. 

NERD GIRL NEAT STUFF - Etched glasses and Custom Vinyl Decals

 RENAISSANCE ROSE - Costume examples for dress-up & cosplay, make-up, wigs, accessories for sale, makeup-up/face painting demos.

SOU COSPLAY CLUB -  Key Chains, Perker Bead Art, Earrings, Plushies, Wands, Necklaces, Coasters, Phone Charms, Calligraphy

THE ART of VINCENT CHIANTELLI - Leather, Wood, and Resin Goods.  Pine Boxes for Magic Cards, Books, Masks, Props, and Comic Books.

THE FLYING WOODCHUCK - Carved Vinyl Records


WORKSHOPS

Day of the event we will have brochures with details of where events will be held at which time.  There will also be a passport to get stamped at vendors to enter into a drawing for prizes!

ALL DAY 10am-4pm

Movie Trailers of upcoming Features in the RCC Space Lab in the Medford Library.

CHILDREN's DEPARTMENT  - Legoes in the Children's Department Storytime | Comic-Con Face Painting | Commemorative Medford Comoc-Con Magnet Craft | Blocks and Superhero Action Figures

Drone Races with ROGUE HACK LAB in Medford Library staff parking lot.

ASTRAL GAMES - Open Board Games and Demos | Arcade and Smash Bros. Tournament

LIVING OPPORTUNITES THE STUDIO - Open Art

Art in the alleyway with LIFEART.

COSTUME CONTESTS

Sign-ups for Children & Family by 1130am

Noon-1245pm - Children & Family

Sign-ups for Teen & Adult by 230pm

3-345pm - Teen & Adult Contest


1030am - VISIONS OF WONDERLAND Canvas Painting for ages 10+

1030am - Comic Book 101 for Kids with Celebrity Comic Artist Darren Davis

1030am - Pokemon League Play - ASTRAL GAMES

1030am - Copic marker techniques - CENTRAL ART SUPPLY

1030am - CHAT with BATMAN - Batman speaks.

1030am - RCC Improv

1030am - DIY Character Makeup

1030am - Guest Celebrity:  DON PEDRO COLLEY

1030am - Cartooning with for Adults with Dan Mish

1030am - Sword Fighting Workshop

1045pm - Zombification/Teen FX Application ROGUE FX CREATIONS

12pm - Character Design for Comic Artists and Animators workshop with TED HELARD

12pm - ROGUE FX CREATIONS

12pm - Dungeons & Dragons Board Game with ASTRAL GAMES

12pm - Guest Celebrities Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block

12pm - Superheroes and Villians Panel

12pm - Celebrity Comic Artist

12pm - More Powerful than a Locomotive:  Using Graphic Novels to Motivate Young Readers

130pm - ZOMBIE CAMP AUDITIONS - Come by and audition for a role in ZOMBIE CAMP, the sequel to the silly independent feature film VAMPIRE CAMP. This film requires a large cast so we need you to audition.  Sides and character descriptions are available at facebook.com/VampireCamp

130pm - COSTUMING ON A BUDGET with CRYSTAL

130pm - KNIGHTINGALE  STUDIOS - Process in creating props and costumes; along with techniques, tools, and physical examples.

130pm - Emily Hart - DR. WHO - Open mic readings of Doctor Who fan fiction.  Opportunity to share own stories written in the Dr. Who world.

130pm - Hollywood:  Now and Then Panel Discussion with: MICHAEL ROYER, DON PEDRO COLLEY, TERRY J. ERDMANN & PAULA M. BLOCK

130pm - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writing

130pm - IMPROV with CROW & GOTE

130pm - SOUTHERN OREGON GEOCACHING - Southern Oregon Geocaching will teach you how to use GPS technology to find real life treasures hidden in plain sight all around the world - even in your own back yard!

130pm - Sword Fighting Workshop

130pm - Cartooning for Kids with Curt Evans


FOOD TRUCKS

AUNTIE MAMA COOKIES  -  Homemade speicalty cookies made with organic and local ingrediants.

BUTTERCLOUD BAKERY - Sandwiches served on their homemade buttermilk biscuits.

FIRED UP - Tacos & Burrito's always with a gourmet twist.

NORTHWEST PINE APPLE - Real fruit smoothies, Acai and Pitaya Bowls!

PERUVIAN POINT - Authentic Peruvian food including chicken sandwiches, beef dishes, and salads.

SUGARPLUM'S MOBILE BAKESHOP - Cupcakes, cookies, ice-cream sandwiches, sundaes, and fresh beignets.

SULTAN'S DELIGHT - Greek food including gyro's and falafal.

SWEET CREAM - Hand-made artisan ice cream made with local and organic ingrediants whenever possible.

WOKSTAR - Asian fusion.  Tacos, kimchi friend rice, curry and more!

To capture the whole experience Mary WilkinsKelly Photography will be there along with What to do in Southern Oregon!  And don't forget to enter the Fan Art Contest or even Volunteer if you would like to!

 Photo credit:  Lindsay Loves Makeup

Photo credit:  Lindsay Loves Makeup

This is just a glimpse of what will be happening at Medford Comic-Con.  Last year there were over 5000 people that visited throughout the day and our main organizers feel that we will have 7500-10000 people this year.  It is pretty awesome that we are having this in little old Medford.  My whole family is so excited!  We are already thinking up our costumes and you should be too because we are only a month and a half away on Saturday, April 29th!  We can't wait to see you there!

Special Thank You to some of our main SPONSORS