Welcome to Lilac City Comicon 

Your Friendly Neighborhood Comicon in Spokane, WA since 2007! 

2018 Special Guests:

Special Guest Actor: Lou Ferrigno!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                            Table No. 126
Autograph Fee: $40.00 each 8x10 photo or each personal item

An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk (1978), the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss. Undeterred by what some may have perceived as a disadvantage, Lou threw himself into athletics (predominantly weightlifting and body building) and at the age of 21 won his first Mr. Universe title. For good measure, he came back and won it again the following year!

He also played professional football in the Canadian Football League, before coming to the attention of producer Kenneth Johnson, who was seeking just the right person to portray on screen the comic book superhero, The Incredible Hulk. With his 6' 5", 285 lb. frame, Lou was the biggest professional bodybuilder of the time, and had recently starred in the documentary Pumping Iron (1977), about the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest in South Africa. He successfully auditioned for the part of the green-skinned Goliath, and that is the role with which he is most closely identified.

"The Hulk" was a huge ratings success and spawned several telemovies after the initial TV series completed its run. Lou continued to remain busy in films and TV with appearances often centered around his remarkable physique. His films included Hercules (1983), Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) and Frogtown II (1992). Lou has additionally guest-starred on several TV shows including The Fall Guy (1981) and The New Mike Hammer(1984) and had a recurring role on The King of Queens (1998). In 1997 he was featured in the dynamic documentary about his sensational return to professional bodybuilding at age 43, Stand Tall (1997). The film detailed how he returned to compete in the Masters category of the Mr. Olympia contest against several familiar bodybuilding foes. In more recent years, he has appeared in several films, including The Misery Brothers (1995), Ping! (2000), From Heaven to Hell (2002) and a cameo as a security guard in the big-budget remake of Hulk (2003).

You can learn more about you can become "Ferrigno Fit" on Lou's website HERE

Special Guest Actor: Daniel Logan!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                            Table No. 132
Autograph Fee: $30.00

Daniel Logan, born in New Zealand, started acting when he was 10 years old. He got his break when Auckland children's rugby teams were being scouted to find a boy for a TV commercial. After auditioning with hundreds of other young rugby players, Daniel got the part, his first acting role, playing a little boy who gets knocked into the mud by Auckland rugby star Michael Jones. He was noticed by other casting agents and that break led to more commercials and TV appearances, including a recurring role in episodes of the New Zealand medical series "Shortland Street" and a guest appearance in international hit "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys."

Daniel also starred in the short film, "Falling Sparrows" and provided the lead & supporting voices in 2 animated series' "Tamota" and "Takapu." He also had a part in "The Legend of Johnny Lingo." At the top of this young actors growing resume sits "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," with the coveted role of Boba Fett.

Playing Boba Fett required more then a love of action, it also required patience. Daniel recalls being next to blue and green screen back drops through seemingly endless special effects takes. At one point, a series of 82 different shots of Daniel were done for a special effects sequence of clones that would only last a few seconds on-screen. He knows all the work was worth it, and is very proud and honored to be a part of the Star Wars legacy.
You can view his IMDB page here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0517535/

Special Guest Writer: Timothy Zahn!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                           Table No. 131

Timothy Zahn has been writing science fiction for over thirty years. In that time he has published forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four collections of short fiction. Best known for his eight Star Wars novels, he is also the author of the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, and the young-adult Dragonback series. Recent books include Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire, a sequel to the movie, and Cobra Guardian, the second of the Cobra War Trilogy. Upcoming books include Star Wars: Choices of One, and Judgment at Proteus, the final book of the Quadrail series. Also scheduled for this Sepember is a 20th Anniversary edition of his first Star Wars book, Heir to the Empire.

You can follow Timothy on his Facebook page HERE for all his latest news. 

Special Guest Actor: Johnny Yong Bosch! 

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                              Table No. 129-130
Autograph Fee: TBA

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.
After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to play the voices of Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, Guren in Tenkai Knights,  Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto,  Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original Knights of Sidonia, Nate in Yokai Watch and many more.
Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. Providing voices for Nero in Devil May Cry 4, Kuhn in .hack//G.U., Adachi/Narukami in Persona 4, Almaz in Disgaea 3, Emil in Tales of Symphonia, Guy in Tales of the Abyss, Firion in Final Fantasy Dissidia, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3. Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic and Kung Jin in Mortal Kombat X.
Johnny’s also the frontman for the band Eyeshine. Winners of Ford Motor Company’s world wide band search and produced by Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer…etc.). They’ve played Warped Tourand Ernie Ball’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project. Eyeshine is also known for recording the song “Love Psalm” with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for the game Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

You can view Johnny's impressive list of credits on his IMDB page HERE

Special Guest Artist: Mike Grell! 

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                            Table No. 124              
Autograph Fee: $5 each personal item

Mike Grell is a storyteller. Since his comics debut in 1973, he’s brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed work includes:


These, along with successful runs on such features as BATMAN, IRON MAN, GREEN ARROW, JAMES BOND: PERMISSION TO DIE, the TARZAN Sunday comic strip and the internationally acclaimed LONGBOW HUNTERS, have won him the comic industry’s coveted INKPOT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMIC ART. His own SHAMAN’S TEARS has garnered widespread acclaim in the Native American community as a celebration of Indian traditions and lore. He’s been voted to WIZARD MAGAZINE’S TOP TEN LIST OF COMICS WRITERS. In 1999, he published his first novel, SABLE.

Current projects include: THE WARLORD, a return to his first comic creation, writing and painting covers for a new series celebrating the 35th anniversary of DC Comics #1 fantasy adventure; THE PILGRIM, currently being published by IDW, a collaboration with his good friend MARK RYAN, the noted British stage and television actor who currently provides the voice for Bumblee and Jetfire in the TRANSFORMERS movies and video games.


You can check out Mike's impressive list of comic credits HERE.

Special Guest Actress: Michelle Harrison!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                          Table No. 127
Autograph Fee: $30.00

Currently seen as Nora Allen on CW's The Flash, MICHELLE HARRISON has remained one of the more sought after actresses in Canada. After attending Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, Michelle came to Canada and began her work

in film, television and theatre. She has shared the screen with a list of talented

actors including: Sir Ben Kingsley, Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston,

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Carol Burnett. She has also appeared in more than 80

movies and TV shows in the US and Canada.

Audiences may recognize Michelle from hit shows such as: House, Cold Case,

Navy NCIS,Emily Owens M.D.,Continuum, Supernatural, The L Word, Stargate

Universe, Eureka & Fringe. Popular movies include: Paycheck, Diary of a Wimpy

Kid, Love Happens, Good Luck Chuck, The Invisible and 40 Days & 40 Nights.

On her time off, Michelle fronts a band called Ginger 66 & spends time with her

family on a little island in the Pacific Northwest.

You can view Michelle's full list of acting credits HERE. 

Special Media Guest: Jon Bailey!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                             Table No. H3

Jon Bailey is a professional voice actor & YouTuber. Jon is the voice of 100's of toy, game (XCOM, Dishonored 2) & animated characters (Hasbro, HISHE, FOX ADHD, Cartoon Hooligans) including Optimus Prime in Transformers: Combiner Wars. Most famously Jon is known as the "Epic Voice Guy" of Honest Trailers & voices for many of YouTube's most popular channels (Screen Junkies, Smosh, Smosh Games, SourceFed, aweME, Break & Warp Zone). 

Please visit Jon's YouTube channel to view some of his hilarious videos. HERE.

Special Guest Artist: Keith Tucker! 

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                           Table No. H1

Special Gust Actor: Blake Foster! 

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                         Table No. 128
Autograph Fee: $30.00

Blake Anthony Foster is an American actor and martial artist. He is perhaps best known for his role as Justin Stewart, the Blue Turbo Ranger in the fifth season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Turbo totaling 52 episodes.

Blake assumed the mantle of the Blue Turbo Ranger at only the age of 12, making him the first and only pre-teen Power Ranger in history. He made his debut for the show in the feature-film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox in 1997 along side fellow guest Johnny Yong Bosch! 

Foster currently holds a 3rd degree master black belt in American Tang Soo Do style karate.

You can learn more about Blake on Facebook page HERE.

Special Cosplay Guest: Kate Pasino!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                                Table No. H8

Kate Pasino Cosplay is a cosplay enthusiast from the Inland Northwest. She prides herself on hand making and creating all of her own designs, whether that's working with fabric, Worbla, or body paint. As well as making cosplay appearances at conventions, Kate has also appeared at charity events including locally at The Salvation Army's Backpack Distributions as Wonder Woman.

Check out Kate's Facebook fan page HERE.

Special Guest Artist: Ron Randall!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                                  Table No. H4

RON RANDALL has been drawing for as long as he can remember, and have a passion for conveying ideas and story through the blending of words and pictures. Throughout his thirty-plus years of work in comics, storyboards and commercial illustration, his goal has remained to always to put my drawings in the service of clear and compelling communication. Whether Ron's drawing a superhero racing through time and space, a harried businessman rushing to a client meeting, or a barista serving the perfect cup, it’s Ron's task to make the situation alive and interesting. And that job never grows old.



You can check out Ron's impressive list of published work HERE.


Special Guest Artist: Tom Cook!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                                     Table No. H2

Tom Cook began his career as an animator & director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was hired to work as an assistant animator for the cartoons: Superfriends, Scooby Doo, The Smurfs and Godzilla to name a few. 

Later Tom moved over to Filmation Studios in 1980 and worked on Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Blackstar, Fat Albert, Ghostbusters, Bravestarr and most notably He-Man and the Masters of the Universe then followed by She-Ra the Princess of Power. In addition Tom has animated on a number of movies including Disney's the Prince & the Pauper, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, The Jetson's Movie and Don Bluth's Thumbelina.  

CANCELED: Artist: Sean "Cheeks" Galloway!

All Special Guests Subject to Change