That’s right, the Saviors from The Walking Dead are coming to Roanoke!  Join us as we welcome these incredible actors who will also be available for photos and autographs!

Legendary Comic Writer – Gary Cohn!

Gary Cohn, writer and creator of the DC Comics characters Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld and Blue Devil. Gary’s incredible list of credits spans from comics featuring the Flash, Archie, Green Lantern, Masters of the Universe and many more to Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys novels! We are truly honored to have a person of this talent and incredible career attend our event! 

Comic Writer and Journalist – Robert “Bob” Sodaro might be best known for writing as a journalist for numerous local and national publications both inside and outside of the comicbook industry, over a 30 year career highlights include the first three volumes of The Official Index to the Marvel Universe; which have been spun off into a number of soft-cover Official Index to the Marvel Universe trades (Sodaro’s contributions appear in: #SpiderMan. #CaptainAmerica, #Thor, and #GhostRider). Sodaro contributed to Dynamite Entertainment’s book, #StanLee’s How to Draw Superheroes, and contributed to its follow-up, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics: Master Class! A truly gifted and spectacular addition to our Big Lick Comic Con!


Artist – Kevin Sharpe – For almost two decades, Kevin Sharpe has worked in the field of Graphic art and storytelliing in Comic Books and many other types of media.  Kevin has worked for #Marvel, #DC Entertainment, IDW, Image comics, Harris Comics, Crossgen, Dynamite Entertainment and many other publishers.  He’s also excelled the realm of Cards and Gaming with Upper Deck, Dynamite and TOPPS.  We are so excited to welcome Kevin to our inaugural event!

Actor – Carlos Navarro – Carlos’ sixteen year entertainment career spans multiple media forms including Radio, TV, Film, Video Games and Stand-Up Comedy.  Most fans will recognize Carlos as “Alvarro” one of Ezekiel’s men on one of the world’s biggest TV shows, The Walking Dead, also as “Mateo” on Bloodline.  He’s also been featured in the popular shows Prison Break & Graceland and more as well as on the big screen with Identity Thief!  Carlos is also an accomplished touring stand-up comedian.

Roanoke’s professional comedy improv troupe Big Lick Conspiracy is giving us a Super-Powered Improv Performance on our main stage. Hilarious scenes will be made up before your eyes using audience suggestions! All stage performances and panel times coming soon!

Don’t forget to check out our awesome list of exhibitors featuring comics, artists, games, crafts, and so much more!