Category: Special Guests

Gil Gerard

Special Guests

The year is 2019, and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Actor Gil “Buck Rogers” Gerard, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which brings Mr. Gil Gerard to The ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 4.0 event being held in Wichita August 10th and 11th, 2019!

 Just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Buck Rogers movie and premiere of the Buck Rogers TV series we are absolutely thrilled to welcome the one and only Mr. Gil Gerard as our Celebrity Guest of Honor! A native of Little Rock, Arkansas Gil Gerard began his acting career in 1969 and over his career has had great success, not only with Buck Rogers, but also notable roles in E.A.R.T.H FORCE, Airport 77, Hawaii 5-0, Little House on the Prairie, Sidekicks among many others as well as over 400 TV commercials. 

Mr. Gerard is a licensed pilot just like his alter ego Captain Buck Rogers in the TV series of the same name. 

Gil Gerard is very active in supporting many charitable endeavors including “People in Progress”, Special Olympics, Down Syndrome Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He states that if it has to do with benefiting children in any way he is there for it.    

MR. GERARD WILL BE APPEARING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH AND 11TH

Gil Gerard will be signing autographs, as well as meeting and taking photos with fans all weekend long until 3pm Sunday August 11th, 2019.

  • Autographs $40
  • “Selfie” or candid photo with either $10
  • Proceeds for the selfie photos goes to charity. 
  • Mr. Gerard donates to Haven House 

MR. GERARD WILL BE APPEARING BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. 

Felix Silla

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Bidi-bidi-bidi-bidi! Please give a big ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcome to the legendary Mr. Felix Silla to our year 4.0 event! Mr. Silla will join Mr. Gil Gerard as our Celebrity Co-Guest of Honor in celebration of the 40th year anniversary of the Buck Rogers TV series and movie! Mr. Silla is renown for bringing life to beloved on screen characters such as the robot Twiki on Buck Rogers and Cousin Itt on the Addams Family as well as appearances in Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, TV’s Bewitched and an extensive list of TV and movie credits. We are absolutely thrilled to have him join us for the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 4.0 event!

MR. SILLA WILL BE APPEARING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH AND 11TH

Felix Silla will be signing autographs, as well as meeting and taking photos with fans all weekend long until 3pm Sunday August 11th, 2019.

  • Autographs $40
  • “Selfie” or candid photo with either $10
  • Proceeds for the selfie photos goes to charity. 
  • Mr. Silla to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Rick Stasi

Special Guests

Holy Artist Guest of Honor announcement Batman! ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome Rick Stasi as our Artist Guest of Honor for our Year 4.0 event being held August 10th and 11th, 2019! Mr. Stasi is an an accomplished comic book artist with credits at DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Charlton Comics, NOW Comics (Twilight Zone), Eclipse, Disney, Warner Bros. (Looney Tunes & Tiny Toons for Steven Spielberg) and LucasFilms/STAR WARS. Rick also contributes to Wonder Woman Day, an annual charity event that supports shelters for abused women and children.

Rick has taught comics, sequential art and storyboarding courses for more that twenty years, as an instructor with the Shawnee Mission School District, The Westport School of Art and The Kansas City Art Institute. He currently gives individual instruction and career counseling.

A true renaissance man, Rick Stasi is also an accomplished author and performer. His first non-comics related publishing venture, a book of original poetry and musings titled Funny You Should Ask! is in its second printing. Rick also produced a 2-CD audio collection of original poetry, musings and music Talking To Myself (To You!) and performs An Evening With Rick Stasi, one-man shows in live venues, for local charities. Currently, he is working on an animated version of this work. He is also voice talent.

Rick has recently launched his own YouTube channel, Ninth Street Theatre Presents, Playhouse of the Mind featuring his spoken word performances and graphic design.

Most of all Mr. Rick Stasi has been a Wichita fan favorite since the 1980’s and we are thrilled to have him back with us here in the mighty ICT! Be sure to stop by his table and pick up a copy of the fantastic poster print of our ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo icon Captain ICT which he will have for sale. Get yours while they last, supplies are limited. Shazam!  

Catch Rick Stasi (appearing all weekend long) and all of our great guests at: 
ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 4.0!

Wonder Woman is Real

Special Guests

That’s right true believers, Wonder Woman is Real! ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome Wonder Woman is Real of the Real League of Justice as our Cosplay and Super Heroine Guest of Honor.

Wonder Woman is Real of the Real League of Justice is a costumer whose love for her clients, children with disabilities she fights for in court, drew her to cosplay – she is a true champion and super hero in our eyes! Wonder, Wonder, Wonder Woman is Real!

Ed Lavallee

Special Guests

Please give a big ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcome to Ed Lavallee as our Creator Guest of Honor. Mr. Lavallee is the founder/creator behind Crash Comics. With three core titles: Archeon, Pop Star Assassin, and Revere, Crash Comics is his personal imprint and official home on the internet.

Mr. Lavallee has been writing comics since the late 90’s and self-published his debut comic book, Archeon through Digital Webbing in 2002. Revere: Revolution in Silver was his follow up. Originally released in 2006 as a mini-series through Alias, and later as a collected hard cover through Archaia, Revere was Ed Lavallee’s first professionally published work. Mr. Ed Lavallee is currently working on the next issue of Pop Star Assassin with artist extraordinaire, Marcelo Basile, we can’t wait!

We believe that Ed Lavallee embodies the talent, drive and creativity that make comics great and we are thrilled to have him as our Creator Guest of Honor at our ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 4.0 event!

Lightning Strikes!

Gunther Dedmund

Special Guests

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is simply shocked to warn you that horror movie host Gunther Dedmund is our next featured guest! Over 17 years Gunther (aka Joel Sanderson) has hosted over 200 episodes of his show THE BASEMENT SUBLET OF HORROR, which presented classic and not-so-classic fright flicks to an array of television markets over the years (including Wichita), is available through Roku and various online sites, and was just recently signed to be carried on the streaming service of cult television favorite, NIGHT FLIGHT! Gunther/Joel also spun his show off into both the BSOH Comic Book and Magazine, one special mini-issue of which is going to be released with the BluRay of Wichita made splatter movie DARKNESS as the included 24-page booklet. When not introducing horror movies or producing his comics and magazines, you can find Gunther/Joel creating personal art, providing historical film material to the Criterion Collection, restoring old movies and photos or posting material on his Demolition Kitchen Media online archive at archive.org. We are simply creeped out, almost beyond words, to have Gunther Dedmund and his alter-ego Joel Sanderson join us for the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 4.0 Event!

Tom Cook

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We have the power! Great Neptune! Great wings of Mercury! Great Hera! Holy Animator Featured Guest announcement Batman!

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome the absolutely legendary Tom Cook to our year 4.0 event being held August 10th and 11th, 2019! Mr. Cook is literally the man behind some of our favorite and most cherished childhood memories.

Tom began his career as an animator and director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he worked as an assistant animator on Challenge of the “SuperFriends”, “Godzilla”, “Scooby Doo”, “Smurfs”, “Pacman” and the “Flintstones”.

A short stop at Ruby-Spears had him working on “Thundarr the Barbarian”, “Heathcliff”, “Fang Face” and “Plastic Man”. Freelancing at Film Roman he worked on the Emmy Award Winning Garfield Special “Babes and Bullets” and for Bill Melendez on the Peanuts Special “This is America Charlie Brown”.

Moving to Filmation Studios in 1980, which at this point had become the only animation studio doing animation in the United States, and worked on “Tarzan”, “Flash Gordon”, “Blackstar”, “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids”, “The Brown Hornet”, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”, “She-Ra Princess of Power”, “Ghostbusters”, “Lone Ranger”, “Zorro”, “The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam” (Captain Marvel), “Hero High” and the futuristic Western “Bravestarr”. He was also involved with many TV commercials such as The Jolly Green Giant, Chevrolet, the 7 Up Spot campaign and the Paula Abdul video for “Opposites Attract” featuring MC Skat Kat.

He then directed many episodes of these favorite TV cartoons: “Road Rovers”, Disney’s “Mighty Ducks”, “PB & J Otter”, “Duckman”, “King of the Hill”, “Savage Dragon”, HBO’s “Happily Ever After Fairy Tales”, “Extreme Ghostbusters”, “Extreme Dinosaurs”, ” The Simpsons” and many more.

He also animated or was the Key Clean-up artist on a number of motion pictures such as Walt Disney’s “Prince and the Pauper” starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in “Tummy Trouble”, “The Jetson’s Movie”, “Rover Dangerfield”, “Stay Tuned”, “Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night”, Steven Spielberg’s “Were Back”, and Don Bluth’s “Thumbelina”.

BattleSaw – Adam & Seth Cox

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One shall stand, one shall fall! Please give a big ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcome to BattleSaw from the hit TV series BattleBots! Battlesaw will be accompanied by two of his creators, Wichita natives Seth and Adam Cox of Twister Robotics. BattleSaw is making his debut in the new 2019 season of BattleBots which is currently airing on the Discovery channel. Be sure to stop by and check out Wichita’s most famous robot celebrity – and be sure to tune into the Battlebots TV show and root for your local ICT fighting robot Battlesaw!

Susanne L. Lambdin

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Please give a big ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcome to author Susanne Lambdin! We are pleased to have her as a featured guest at our ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 4.0 event!

Susanne L. Lambdin is the author of the Dead Hearts series of novels and The Realm of Magic trilogy (Chris Kennedy, Theogony Publishing). She has been on Watermarks Book Best Seller list twice.

A “trekkie” at heart, she received a screen credit for writing a portion of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 76, titled Family. Remember when Wesley Crusher met his father on the holodeck when he turned 18? That’s her mark on Star Trek history.

She is passionate about science fiction, horror, fantasy and supernatural. More novels are to be released in Dead Hearts, along with a new sci-fi trilogy and other novels in the works.

Susanne is known for writing strong female characters to inspire a younger generation. “A female can do anything if she puts her mind to it.” – S. Lambdin. Her fondness for the thrills and chills of the undead and supernatural creatures, like werewolves, can be found in her many published novels.

She lives in Kansas with her family. To contact Susanne and to learn more about her current and upcoming projects, visit www.SusanneLambdin.com.

Leif Jonker

Special Guests

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to announce underground horror movie director Leif Jonker as our next featured guest! His Wichita shot feature DARKNESS was crowned “The #1 goriest vampire movie!” by HorrorHound Magazine and will debut on Blu-Ray simultaneously in the U.S. and 5 other countries this October from genre fan-favorite Arrow Video. Jonker will have footage to show from the 2K restoration of this cult-classic and brand new posters on hand for the upcoming re-release with new art from acclaimed artist Christopher Shy! A Wichita native, Jonker also established Wichita Big Screen, an initiative devoted to the showing of classic films on the big screen as they were meant to be seen, and will have posters and first info on this year’s OCTOBER AT THE OLDTOWN Horror Movie Festival! We are thrilled to have Leif Jonker to join us for the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 4.0 Event!

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