Oak City Comicon is April 4th-5th at the Raleigh Convention Center! We’re bringing the best comic book writers, artists, and pop culture guests to YOU!

Melody Anderson is an American actress best known for her role as Dale Arden in the movie Flash Gordon and her starring role in Firewalker with Chuck Norris. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Flash Gordon and meet Melody, Brian Blessed, and Sam Jones all at Oak City Comicon!

Bob Camp is a world-renowned comic book illustrator, working on such iconic titles as G.I. Joe, Conan the Barbarian, and The ‘Nam, as well as being the co-founder and creative director for the cult classic cartoon, The Ren & Stimpy Show! Come get your 90’s on at Oak City Comicon!

Bridgit Connell is the creator of Titan Publishing’s comic book Brother Nash, the illustrator for the popular card game Drinks & Daggers, and was recently announced as the artist for a highly anticipated upcoming project from Dark Horse Comics.

Joe Jusko is known for his realistic, highly detailed painted fantasy, pin-up, and cover illustrations. Jusko painted the 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards, and won the Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for Favorite Painter in 1992 & 1993, and the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Painter in 1993 & 1994.

Joe Meno is founder and editor of the LEGO fan magazine BrickJournal, the first magazine about the LEGO hobby. He has worked with LEGO on several occasions, from set design to beta testing. He’s currently a team mentor for Fuquay’s First LEGO league school program, which he launched.

Afua Richardson is an American illustrator best known for her work on the Eisner winning series Black Panther World of Wakanda. She’s done cover work for both Marvel and DC Comics, has been featured on the Lifetime Network’s HERstories, and is an accomplished songwriter & musician.

Best selling author Robert Venditti‘s work has been adapted to film and television. He has written X-O Manowar for Valiant Entertainment, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern, and The Flash for DC Comics. His current projects include Justice League, Hawkman, Freedom Fighters, and the Vertigo graphic novel Six Days.

Brian Blessed is an English actor, writer and presenter. You know him from his booming voice and his iconic roles in Flash Gordon. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Flash Gordon and meet Prince Vulcan and the rest of the cast like Melody Anderson and Sam Jones!

Chris Claremont is the legendary comic book writer & novelist, known for his iconic runs on both the Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants, as well as introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning once underachieving comics into some of Marvel’s most popular series.

Sam Jones is an American actor best known for his iconic role as Flash Gordon and in movies and TV shows like The Highwayman, Ted, and Stargate: SG-1! Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Flash Gordon with us at Oak City Comicon and meet the man who brought the movie to life! Let’s kick some Flash!

Brockton McKinney is a writer and the property of the McKinney Girls Corp. He writes childishly thoughtful gags for Mad Magazine, sensitive and gory films for Full Moon Features, and an assortment of entertainment projects for both Baby Giant Studios and Picture It Productions.

Rico Renzi is the much sought-after and highly stylized color artist for Spider-Gwen and Sea of Stars, among many other high profile projects. He is also the co-creator of Spider-Gwen, a character featured in the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

William Stout is a legendary fantasy artist & illustrator, who has done storyboard art and production design for such films as The Return of the Living Dead, Masters of the Universe, Men in Black, Pan’s Labyrinth, Stephen King’s The Mist, and so many more!

Jeremy Whitley is a writer known for his work on Marvel Comics’  The Unstoppable Wasp and Future Foundation. He is also the creator of the series Princeless, and fan favorite scribe of such diverse books as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Vampirella.