Campbell Con, Campbell’s very own comic and pop culture convention, returns to the Campbell Community Center, for its third annual show with exclusive celebrity appearances and more fun things to do for both kids and adults.
This year’s show features an exclusive Ghostbusters reunion with the people behind some of the most iconic movie creatures. Mark Bryan Wilson who played the original Slimer in Ghostbusters (1984), Robin Shelby best known as Slimer in Ghostbusters II and Lady Slimer in Ghostbusters (2016), and William Bryan who played The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters (1984), are set to appear as special guests to meet fans for autographs and photo-ops, as well as share their experience at a special Ghostbusters panel.
Another rare opportunity will be meeting Marvel legend Don McGregor. McGregor has become one of the foremost writers in comic books today. He began his comic writing career in 1969, creating his own series ‘Detectives Inc’. After working as a proofreader, and eventually editor on several of ‘Marvel Comics B&W’ line of comic/magazines, he was assigned to write the ‘Black Panther’ in Marvel’s ‘Jungle Action” comics. The “Panther’s Rage” series was the first mainstream comic to have an essentially all-black cast of comics, in 1973. Before that, the few comics that did have black leads were normally surrounded by a white supporting cast.
Also appearing at Campbell Con are actors Beverly Washburn (Star Trek, Superman and The Mole Men, The Greatest Show On Earth, The Lone Ranger, The Loretta Young Show, Leave It To Beaver, The Streets of San Francisco), Mike Ginn (Power Rangers RPM), Deborah Estelle Philips (Power Rangers Time Force), and renowned comic book artists Chris Marrinan (Excalibur, Wonder Woman, Nova), John Heebink (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD), Ethen Beavers (Batman the Brave and the Bold, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clone Wars Adventures and Indiana Jones Adventures), and Tobe Daranouvong (Villain Comic).
The convention also features local artists, comic books and toy vendors, cosplayers, celebrity panels, Jurassic Park Jeep and Ecto SF, cosplay contest with a cash prize, video games, Streetfighter tournament, laser tag, racing simulator, facepainting and trick-or-treat for kids.
Campbell Con open 10 am to 5 pm October 21st at the Campbell Community Center in Campbell, CA. Tickets are $11 (or Family Pack of 4 tickets for $35) and available online only at www.campbellcon.com. Single tickets can be also purchased at Heroes Comic Books in Campbell and Legends Comics in Santa Clara..