SANDS/RENO COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  

OCTOBER 1st & 2nd, 2016
345 No. Arlington Ave, Reno, NV
Reno's Original Comic Book Show!
Sat. 10:00am TO 6:00pm (With AFTER HOURS Programming)
Sun. 10:00am TO 5:00pm

SATURDAY or SUNDAY Admission is Only $8.00 (at the door)
WEEKEND Admission is only $15.00 (at the door)
As of 9/27 we have decided the Weekend Admission should only be $12.00... Your Welcome!
(Children under 8yrs are Free)


SATURDAY or SUNDAY Advance Admission is Only $6.00
WEEKEND Advance Admission is only $10.00
(Children under 8yrs are still Free)
Advanced Tickets Available here On-Line or at Participating Store 1 month before the show.

Come join the fun and excitement of the Washoe County's Newest 2 Day Comic Book, Toy and Fantasy Convention.

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The Munsters Star


In 1964, in the middle of the initial season of The Munsters TV show, Beverly Owen decided to leave the series, and the part of Marilyn Munster was up for grabs. Marilyn, of course, was the "plain one of the family", the normal one in a family of "monsters". Pat got the part, and made her initial appearance on the last episode of the first season. She remained in the role until the series ended in 1966. (The film, Munster Go Home, released that same year, featured Debbie Watson in the role.)
Her appearance with Elvis came a year later. In Easy Come, Easy Go, Pat plays Dina Bishop, the "bad girl" who gets in Elvis' way while he and Dodie Marshall search for treasure. Pat's memories of Elvis and that time were fond ones, although she regrets one thing: She bought Elvis' Cadillac (a 1967 El Dorado), and later traded it for a Pontiac! "If I had it today, I could retire!", she says. Although not fully retired yet, (she occasionally makes TV appearances) Pat and her second husband, Fred Hansing, are settled in Haley, Idaho. Pat still keeps in touch with Butch Patrick from The Munsters, and with the series running regularly now on Nick at Nite, they make more frequent public appearances at conventions and autograph shows. And is looking forward to her appearance her at Sands/Reno Comic con!
Five-time Eisner nominee and Inkpot winner

WESLEY EURE (Will Marshall)
KATHY COLEMAN (Holly Marshall)

Meet Wesley Eure (Will Marshall) and Kathy Coleman (Holly Marshall)as they re-unite for that "Routine Expedition" to South City Comic Con.
Over the last twenty years Tim Bradstreet has illustrated everything from trading cards and comic books, to book covers and movie posters. He began illustrating role-playing games with GDW's Twilight 2000 and FASA's Shadowrun. Tim's ground-breaking work on White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade established him as a critical and pop-culture favorite, and it wasn't long before he began illustrating for major comic publishers. Tim has since drawn for hundreds of comic and game related projects including Activision’s Vampire: Bloodlines vid game, Dark Horse's Hard Looks, Another Chance to Get It Right (With Author Andrew Vachss), and Star Wars, Clive Barker's Age of Desire, Marvel's The Punisher and Blade, and Vertigo's Gangland, Unknown Soldier, Human Target, and Hellblazer. In 1997 Tim was voted Best Artist By the Horror Writers Guild of America. In 2000 Tim joined director Guillermo Del Toro as a conceptual artist to help visualize the film "Blade 2." In the fall of 2003 Tim began work on a string of movie posters for the Marvel/Lion's Gate film, The Punisher. A rare opportunity to influence the film version of a character he had so deftly impacted in comics. Bradstreet is now realizing a long time dream to work in film as a conceptual artist and designer, counting directors Guillermo Del Toro (Blade 2, Hellboy), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile), Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), and Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher) among his many admirers. Bradstreet also remains the regular cover artist for two books, Marvel’s The Punisher and Vertigo/DC's Hellblazer. He has contributed over 70 covers for each title in the last half decade and has left an indelible mark on both characters. Bradstreet's run on Hellblazer recently ended but he begins a new chapter with Dark Horse Comics' Criminal Macabre and it's main character Cal Macdonald, as the regular monthly cover artist As of now Tim is hard at work creating more movie posters, doing conceptual art for film and video games, Currently he is inking and illustrating covers for BAD PLANET alongside co-creator's Steve Niles, Thomas Jane, and Lewis Larosa

Christopher Khayman Lee (born Christopher Lee Potts) is an American actor who was born on March 11, 1978(age 29)in Miami, Florida, USA. Raised in Virginia Beach, VA He has a little sister, named Chyler Leigh, who co-starred with him in "Safe Harbor" (1999). Christopher was intrigued by his sister Chyler's success in modeling and moved to Miami to join her and their mother. At age 17, he joined an acting class and soon landed the role of "Andros" in "Power Rangers in Space" (1998) and brought him to his current residence of Los Angeles.He worked behind the screens for a low budget film called Miles From Home. He is now working on a Another Sleepness Night that is currently in production.
Mark Bode is a cartoonist, designer and tattooist. He is also creates spray can murals at festivals all over the world. He was born in Utica, New York in 1963. Mark learned to draw from his father, the legendary cartoonist, Vaughn Bode who died in 1975. Mark’s first professional comic work was for Heavy Metal Magazine when Mark was 15 years old. In the comic book field Mark is best known for Miami Mice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the graphic novel series Cobalt 60, Lizard of Oz and Cheech Wizard, the Book of Me. Mark's work has been exhibited in the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Psychedelic Solution Gallery in New York, as well as San Francisco, Barcelona, Paris and Stockholm. Mark lives in San Francisco with his wife Molly but works wherever his art takes him.

Tone Rodriguez the comic book creator was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. And now resides in the Vally of the Sun Phoenix, Arizona. He Started drawing comics at the tender age of 6, however most of those graphic novels were considered too horrific for consumption at the time. He Started his art career starting first with painting... Painting fences. His Fences have graced the cover of Better Homes and Gardens "fences of this century" issue, However that fence was destroyed in the lawnmower fire of 09' a drastic set back in his early work, lost but not forgotten. Preparing to move on from fences to car ports Tones talents were discovered whilst doodling on a napkin at a local Pup n' Taco stand. No longer was he to paint fences for minimum wage but on to drawing comic books for far far less than minimum wage. VIOLENT MESSIAHS, SNAKE PLISSKIN, The COVENANT, SHADOWHAWK, MAYHEM! & DEAD VENGENCE all were released to rave reviews (the word "rave" is being used in place of the words good, bad or horrific, reminiscent of his early work) he has also produced art for THE SIMPSONS & FUTURAMA comics and has also done a butt-load of work for television shows like DOG WITH A BLOG, LIV & MADDIE, PAIR OF KINGS & Showtimes series DEXTER creating the DARK DEFENDER as well as appearing on the show acting like a killer. (Note: any similarity to any actually ongoing murder investigations is totally coincidental) he's also produced THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY HALPERT comic book seen in NBC's THE OFFICE. He's brought way too much stuff to this show and lord knows he's got bookies and loan sharks to pay back, so please stop by his table help lessen the blow.
Cesar Garcia is best known for his roles in Breaking Bad, Fast & Furious 4, and Better Call Saul. Cesar has also starred in a variety of hit television shows and film such as Criminal Minds, True Detective, NCIS, Weeds, The Shield, Murder In The First, Drive, and Harsh Times.

Although recently recognized for his pencil work on projects like HBO's GAME OF THRONES, Dan is best known for his ink work on the STAR WARS comic books for DARK HORSE COMICS . From 2002 until the end of 2014 Dan inked over 150 STAR WARS comics across numerous titles for that publisher, including LEGACY, KNIGHTS of the OLD REPUBLIC, JEDI, CLONE WARS and many others. Dan has more recently done some inking a on a new NIGHTWING series for DC COMICS and just finished illustrating a new AVATAR: The Last Airbender book for NICKELODEON/ INSIGHT EDITIONS . He is currently pencilling and inking a SHERLOCK HOLMES project for ALTERNA PRESS and working on a new STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE project for TOPPS.
Thomas Yeates was part of the first graduating class from The Kubert School. His first published comics work was "Preacher" a five-page backup feature in Sgt. Rock #312 (Jan. 1978). He provided spot illustrations for a Batman prose story in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981) written by Walter B. Gibson, longtime writer of The Shadow. Yeates and Jack C. Harris briefly revived Claw the Unconquered as a backup feature in The Warlord #48-49. "Dragonsword" was a backup feature by Paul Levitz and Yeates which appeared in The Warlord #51-54 (Nov. 1981-Feb. 1982). In 1982, Yeates and writer Martin Pasko revived Swamp Thing in a new series titled Saga of the Swamp Thing. Timespirits was created by Stephen Perry and Yeates for the Epic Comics line. He drew the Universe X: Beasts and Universe X: Cap one-shots for Marvel in 2001. On April 1, 2012, Yeates began drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip, replacing Gary Gianni. Yeates collaborated with Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier on the Groo vs. Conan crossover for Dark Horse Comics in 2014.

With Special Guest CHRIS NORTHROP

Chris Northrop is a Harvey Award winning writer and accomplished colorist working for companies such as Top Cow Productions, DC, Marvel, Arcana and Boom! Studios. Currently he is working on Eclipse and also Cyber Force for the Webtoons app.
Chris has to cancel due to Deadline's, But TOP COW will still be at the show.
Cartoonist Lonnie Millsap began his career in 2010 by releasing his first book after toiling in the ranks of corporate mid-management for years and years. Millsap specializes in single panel cartoons lists his earliest influences as Charles Schulz and Sergio Aragones. Millsap's later influences include Gary Panter, John Callahan and Gahan Wilson. He released his first book of cartoons, titled My Washcloth Stinks! in 2010, followed up with I Hate My Job! in 2011, I Stepped On A Duck! in 2012, My Pickle Tastes Funny! in 2014 and I Asked For A Fork! in 2015. Noteworthy cartoonists such as Sergio Aragones, Keith Knight, Gary Panter, and Dan Piraro have all praised Millsap's comics, and have described them as 'funny,' 'twisted' and 'out of control.' His latest book, titled 'Next Time I'll Drive!" was released in July, 2016, and his comic bacon appears three times weekly on and
Rene Averett, Writing as Lillian I Wolfe and Riona Kelly
Founder and principal contributor of Pynhavyn Press, Rene Averett proves that it's never too late to start on a new career path as she finally begins publishing novels after a lifetime of writing. She writes paranormal, urban fantasy, and sci-fi under the pen name of Lillian I Wolfe and suspense romance under Riona Kelly, while her own name is reserved for low carb cookbooks and children's books.
Rene hails from El Paso, Texas a good many years ago. She has lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and has made her home in Reno, Nevada since 1977. She is a proud member of the Fiction Writers Group, the High Sierra Writers, and SCBWI. She loves the view of both the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Virginia City Foothills from her house in South Reno that she shares with her long time companion, a dog, and four cats. In addition to cooking, she attempts a bit of gardening, plays the guitar and sings, and loves to read
You can find her books at the Pynhavyn Press Booth along with some great books from other Pynhavyn and Reno writers. Connect with her via her website at: "" Or on Facebook: ""

Mike Hampton has been self-publishing comics for over 15 years, with popular indie titles such as "Captain A-hole" and "Hot Zombie Chicks". Since 2012 Mike has been a regular contributor to Topps as a sketch card artist for Mars Attacks, and most notably Star Wars including Galactic Files Series 1 & 2, Masterworks, and the late 2015 Hi Tek set. Also in 2015 Mike had a piece of work featured in the official Robot Chicken 10th Anniversary Art Show. Mike is also a regular artist featured on The Howard Stern Show's website and social media sites. He is also known for his clever mash-ups and stylized pinups of some of pop-culture's most famous characters. Also a colorist and graphic designer, Mike has worked on images for the City of San Pablo, Dark Horse Comics, the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, AIG, and the Golden State Warriors.
Brandon Bracamonte (aka The Bracamonster) debuted as a self-publisher with his 2008 comic book "Hey, Rube!" and immediately followed up with the popular indie title "The Mustache Ride". His unique style on pop-culture art comes from many years of a professional award-winning tattoo artist, with over 60 award winning tattoos. Partial owner of "Imperious Rex" a popular tattoo shop in Sacramento, his art has been featured in such publications as "Skin & Ink", and "Tattoo Magazine". Brandon is also a contributor to the Topps Star Wars sketch card sets, including Galactic Files series 1 & 2, and the popular 2015 Masterworks. Brandon's work has also been published in the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, and Boom Studios.
Daryl G. Frazetti has a background in both biology and anthropology. Over the last several years he has been researching and publishing on the cultural imagery and themes of science fiction, fantasy, comics, and fandom cultures. Additionally, he has worked on the science of superheroes, science fiction and comics as contemporary myth, and the role science fiction and comics play in education. Frazetti is a public speaker for schools, non profit events, and science fiction and comic conventions. He currently teaches at Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV and his book: Anthropology of Star Trek is now available at

Levi Craig is an artist from Auburn California. He uses traditional watercolors to create bright interpretative works. Check out Watercolor Chaos at the upcoming show or at
As a young person Nicole has always been interested in drawing and writing. Even as a very young child she found endless opportunities to draw or write on any piece of paper she found lying around in her home. She didn't like coloring books because she wanted to draw her own pictures. She starting taking her own creative journey into becoming an artist. Her mother gave her her first journal over 4 years ago and she has been drawing and writing daily ever since. Now as she navigates the waters of adolescence she has decided to make her characters come alive in her first book. The characters represent a part of her personality or the personality she has seen in others. Each character has developed over time and seems to lead its own life in the world of creativity. Some of the characters represent heartbreak or disappointment, which is inescapable for most of us. You may even see a character trait of your own in her characters. Journey with her as you explore her introductory book into the world of these Original Characters. She will continue to develop and expand her writing to tell each character's story. She has a creativity storehouse of characters and she can't wait to introduce you to them.
Phillip is a comic writer, teacher, avid frisbee enthusiast and runs the webcomic site with his writing partner Jacen Mendez. Ever since he wrote his first novel (a twelve page epic Harry Potter ripoff scribbled in colored pencil) while listening to King Crimson in a history of Rock 'n Roll class in community college, Phillip Van Sant has not cared too much about the length of his sentences despite the general counseling of his Professors, mentors, friends, family and people he talks to on the street after last call who suggest that he learn pacing, self control, the meaning of a run-on sentence and perhaps find some pants that actually fit even though it's the dryer's fault for shrinking them in the first place which brings him to his main point: Timothy Dalton was a severely underrated James Bond.
Casey Leonard is a professional artist specializing in hand-drawn charcoal portraiture. She currently works independently and for Chuck Jones Gallery/Warner Brothers. Casey has also done art design and photography for theater, including the Broadway show "RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles". Casey's Wizard of Oz series and Gone With The Wind artwork is currently on sale at the Chuck Jones Gallery. Casey's independent work includes pieces from the worlds of science fiction, film, music, and pop culture.
Please join her on her website:
And on social media:
Twitter: @caseyfineart

Christopher is a freelance illustrator, YouTuber, and convention artist based in California. His works have been featured on the popular website Kotaku (proof: "", ""). 2016 will be his first year attending the Sands/Reno Comic Con.
Angelina Fasano lives in Sparks, Nevada with her husband, her daughter, her father, their three dogs, and a cat. Alpha's Song is the first novel in a planned series. When she isn't working on a novel, she can be found reading other people's stories or managing the office where she works.
Shaunta Grimes has worked as a substitute teacher, a newspaper reporter, a drug court counselor, and a vintage clothing seller. No matter which direction she strays, however, she always comes back to storytelling. She lives in Reno with her family, where she writes, teaches, and perpetually studies at the University of Nevada.
Heather Petty has been obsessed with mysteries since she was twelve, which is when she decided that stories about murders in London drawing rooms and English seaside villages were far superior to all other stories. She is the author of the Lock & Mori series. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband, daughter, and four hopelessly devious cats. You can visit her online at


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM *PANEL ROOM 1-
LAND OF THE LOST Favorite Episode: Part I
Hang out with Wil and Holly for the Original "Land of the Lost" classic TV show by Sid and Marty Kroft. Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman will be showing a couple original episodes and giving some fun insight and commentary during the episodes. (See Saturday night for part II)


10:00 am to 6:00 pm
BOTH Exhibitor Rooms OPEN!

11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Anthropology Of Science Fiction
Based on the course at Western Collage, this discussion examines both literary and filmic sci-fi over the years and it's impact on society via it's role as contemporary mythos. This looks at sci-fi as both biological and cultural anthropology, human and cultutal evolutionary themes. Come discuss why Sci-Fi has had such an impact on our world.

12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM-1-
Fantasy World Building
A discussion panel on the basics of creating fantasy worlds for novels and gaming. You may be a god in your world, but you still need to operate withen your own world's defined parameters

1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-

A fun Q/A with the neice of Herman and Lily Munster. Talk to the Original "Marilyn Munster" and her experiances in acting and on 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Anthropology of Star Trek

This highly participatory discussion looks at Trek as both a cultural mirror and as cultural teacher with the Trek narrative as our mythos. Explore and discuss how Trek has influenced cultural changes as it has mirrored society over the past 50 years. Also discussed is the highly diverse subculture of fandom.

3:00 - 4:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Dan Brereton/Tim Bradstreet

Style & Storytelling. Take tips and stories from two of the Greatest Comic Book Artists in the business.

4:00 - 5:00 *PANEL ROOMS 1-
KID'S Costume Contest on Sunday...Don't Miss It!

Thats Right Fans.. Come dressed up as your favorite Comic Book, Fantasy, Game, Cartoon or Fiction Hero or Villian!
As always we encourage Cosplay and Costumes... but this year we are going to Have Prizes for the best ones. All Costumes will be Judged by Our Celebrity and Artist Guests.
We will have Prizes for Multiple Catagories
Prizes Include...
Adult: Best Costume 1st Place $ 25.00
2nd Place $ 15.00
3rd & 4th Place $ 10.00 ea

Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 20.00

NO: Nudity or Heckling
Costumes can be either homemade or store bought
Extra points for creativity
Props can be used, Be respectful of others
You can register on the day of show. Sign up at the Registration tables.
Must be a paid attendee of the convention.
Kid's category is for ages 15 and under. Kid's Contest on SUNDAY, 4pm.
Adult's category is for ages 16 and up. Adult Contest on SATURDAY, 4pm.
Couples costumes or group costumes will be counted as one entry.

5:00 - 5:30 *PANEL ROOM 1-
At (about) 4:00 pm, (After the Costume Contest) Come take pictures with the Fans, and EVERYONE IN COSTUME is invited to take a group "photo shoot" to be used on the SRCC website and Facebook for all to see. Afterwards get great tips on the Proper Way to Be A Cosplay Photographer.

6:00 - 7:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
LAND OF THE LOST Favorite Episode: Part II
Hang out with Wil and Holly for the Original "Land of the Lost" classic TV show by Sid and Marty Kroft. Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman will be showing a couple original episodes and giving some fun insight and commentary during the episodes. (See Friday night for PT. 1)

7:00 - 9:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
That's right, come see the maost famous cult movie of all time with us... we will have a shadow cast performing during the show and encourage audience participation and callbacks.

9:00 - 10:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
This form of entertainment goes back to the very first animation of all time when in 1914 Winsor McKay did the voices for his Gerdie the Dinosaur strip. McKay stood behind the screen and did the voices for his characters.
The Cartoon Concert was invented in 1970 by a young artist by the name of Vaughn Bode creator of Cheech Wizard, Deadbone and Erotica with the Bode Lizards and Bode Broads. Vaughn had a vision he wanted to do more than comics on the printed page so he invented a format which he coined "Pictography." His panels of art were separate from the word balloons allowing the artist to stand in front of an audience and do an unprecedented slideshow where the artist does the voices and sound effects for the characters and strips. Vaughns career was cut short at 33 years old at the peak of his popularity in 1975 by a mystical experiment gone wrong.
Vaughns son, Mark Bode, became a cartoonist and artist in his own right with his work on "Cobalt 60" "Miami Mice" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" among countless other comics and magazines has carried the Bode name and legacy to a new height of popularity with his own brand of adult comics, spray can murals, gallery and museum shows, making Bode characters synonymous with street art and pop culture around the globe.
See Vaughn doing the
Cartoon Concert in 1973
Mark and Vaughn bio video by Upperplayground
Mature content 16 + unless accompanied by a parent.

We will be ordering a few dozen PIZZA'S for this show. Kick back, laugh and have a Classic Night!


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
BOTH Exhibitor Rooms OPEN!

11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
This is an open forum to discuss all things pertaining to comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime. Moderated to encourage audience participation and discussion. One focus will be cultural themes and cultural significance of pop culture works, another will be open discussion pertaining to stories and characters in whatever fan favorite works are brought to the panel.

12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM-1-
Crossing Genres in Young Adult Novels
Young adult is a genre that covers a lot of territory when it comes to writing for the market. Several writers who are writing young adult novels discuss the genre-spanning aspects, from romance, to urban fantasy, to paranormal thriller and suspense romance as well as the appeal of the YA market to more than the target audience.

Writers may include: Heather Petty (Lock & Mori), Shaunta Grimes (Viral Nation), Margaret McGaffey Fisk (The Steampunk Chronicles), Angelina Fasano (Alphas Song) and Lilian Wolfe (Funeral Singer and OCeagans Legacy).

1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-

Illustrator and SRCC guest, thomas Yeates will be doing an panel on his career as a comic book artist, illustrator and inker. Tom has worked for DC Comics, Marvel, Eclipse and more. He is best known for his work on Swamp Thing, Time Spirits and (most recently) Prince Valiant, as seen in our local paper. A look back at his distinguished carrer in Comics and illustration, his influances and more, with a Q&A to follow.

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Representations of Indigeneity in Comics

Panel group to include a small number of participants, including Native Americans with connections to Comics/Gaming/Sci-Fi.
Excerpts from comics portraying Native American presented and discussed by panel members. (Focus on mainstream superhero comics, '70s to present)

Panel moderated by Raymond K. Rugg, editor of Life on the Rez: Science Fiction and Fantsy Inspired by Life on American's Indian Reservations.

3:00 - 4:00 *PANEL ROOM-1-
Sit with Wesley Eure (Will Marshall) and Kathy Coleman (Holly Marshall) as the talk about the crazy antics working on the Classic Sid & Marty Kroft super hit for the 1970's.

4:00 - 5:00 *PANEL ROOM-1-
Kid's: (15 & Under) 1st Place $ 15.00
2nd & 3rd Place $ 10.00 ea

Kid's: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 10.00

NO: Nudity or Heckling
Costumes can be either homemade or store bought
Extra points for creativity
Props can be used, Be respectful of others
You can register on the day of show. Sign up at the Registration tables.
Must be a paid attendee of the convention.
Kid's category is for ages 15 and under. Kid's Contest on SUNDAY, 4pm.
Adult's category is for ages 16 and up. Adult Contest on SATURDAY, 4pm.
Couples costumes or group costumes will be counted as one entry.



The First 500 PAID attendees will receive one of 2 different Prints done by our SRCC guest's.

And MORE to Come!

So keep checking this website for more details

There will be dealers from all over selling everything from Golden Age Comics, Original Comic Art, Posters, T-Shirts, Back Issue Comics, New Comics, Manga, Beanies, Pokemon and Lots More!

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