The guests & vendors will be located in The Ballroom at the Governor's Inn as well as on the Patio, under the tent, at the Governor's Inn.
Israel Skelton founded the Skelton Crew Studio in 2008 and it was behind IDW’s SDCC exclusive Ghost Key in 2009. Israel has been sculpting and creating for more than 30 years, ever since making Thor’s hammer out of a CedarWorks swing set mallet. (He wrapped the handle in medical tape, colored it with a brown marker and ruled the backyard.)
Since starting the studio, Israel has created merchandise for many award winning properties, including CHEW, Locke & Key, Hellboy, The Stuff of Legend, Mouse Guard, Killogy, The Squidder, Revival, Head Looper and more! He works in variety of media, including metal, wood, plush and vinyl.
Later this year, Skelton Crew Studio will be releasing a vinyl Norgal statue from Head Lopper, and an Em Cypress mini-bust from Revival.
Israel makes his home in rural Maine with his wife Kathryn, two sons and one loafing corgi. When he’s not sculpting, he enjoys amassing hardcover graphic novels, collecting original comic art and bare knuckle brawling.
Jason Casey started drawing at the age of seven after reading his first Spider-Man comic book. He then began to draw the pictures in the book and fell in love with the medium from that point on. Jason has been selling art work and doing commission work for over ten years. You may know him from comic book conventions where he's been selling art work at shows for over eight years and counting. Jason specializes in photo realistic illustrations and portrait art, and is also skilled in painting murals as well.
As both a writer and showrunner, Jeff Kline has been responsible for more than 40 primetime and daytime series and pilots, including the multiple Daytime Emmy® Award-winning CG series Transformers Prime (The Hub), That Was Then (ABC), and a slew of venerable "traditionally" animated shows including G.I. Joe: Renegades (The Hub) Jackie Chan Adventures (Kids WB), Men in Black: The Animated Series (Kids WB), etc. He is currently in production on Season Two of Transformers: Robots In Disguise (Cartoon Network), and his Transformers: Rescue Bots continues to air on Discovery Family. In 2013, Kline formed Darby Pop Publishing (www.darbypop.com), a comic book imprint distributed worldwide by Magnetic Press, which has dropped five series and nearly 40 floppies and trade paperbacks to-date.
Jeremy Flagg is the author of the CHILDREN OF NOSTRADAMUS dystopian science fiction series and SUBURBAN ZOMBIE HIGH young adult humor/horror series. Taking his love of pop culture and comic books, he focuses on fast paced, action packed novels with complex characters and contemporary themes. Jeremy is excited for Free Comic Book Day because it’s the rare opportunity he gets to geek out with comic fans!
Robinson (also known as Jeremy Bishop and Jeremiah Knight) is the international bestselling author of more than sixty novels and novellas including APOCALYPSE MACHINE, HUNGER, ISLAND 731, SECONDWORLD, and the Jack Sigler thriller series, which are currently in development to be released as a major motion picture. His bestselling kaiju novel, PROJECT NEMESIS, has been adapted as a comic book series from American Gothic Press/Famous Monsters of Filmland, and an ISLAND 731 comic book adaptation is slated for a summer 2016 release. His novels have been translated into thirteen languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife, and three children.
KANE GILMOUR is the bestselling co-author with Jeremy Robinson of RAGNAROK and OMEGA, the fourth and fifth novels in the Jack Sigler/Chess Team series. He also writes his own thriller novels, including the popular Jason Quinn novel, RESURRECT. In addition to his work in novels, Kane is the writer of the sci-fi noir webcomic, Warbirds of Mars. He lives with his family in Vermont.
Scott Goudsward is a local author and with a new non-fic book dropping on 5/2 - Horror Guide to Northern New England - which covers NH, VT and Maine.
The Seacoast Roller Derby (SRD) is a skater-owned/skater-run roller derby league located in Dover New Hampshire. Beginning in April, SRD returns home from their off-season to the Dover Ice Arena. Through training, competing, and giving back to the community, SRD encourages the development of the skills and confidence necessary to meet a multitude of challenges, both individually and as a team. The members of SRD are strong, motivated women and men who train to the fullest of their individual abilities, respect their teammates and competitors, and love the sport of roller derby, regardless of prior experience or skill level. SRD is always accepting new members, so make 2014 a year to remember! Be brave. Be fierce. This is your year.
Tyler James is the publisher of ComixTribe, which is both an internationally distributed creator-owned imprint of comics and graphic novels and an online resource empowering creators to help each other make better comics. Tyler writes the superhero murder mystery THE RED TEN!