The Big Lick Comic Con welcomes Jason David Frank to Roanoke, VA on February 8th & 9th to the Berglund Center Coliseum!

Best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long-running TV show Power Rangers, Jason morphed into a series of different rangers over the years: Mighty Morphin Green and White, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and then returned in 2004 as the Black DinoThunder Ranger. All in all, ‘Tommy’ appeared in more episodes than any other character, 225 in total, and appeared in both full-length movies, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (1995) and Turbo (1997).

A highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 34 years experience, Kyoshi Frank currently holds a seventh degree black belt in American Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is the owner/operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with three schools in Texas and one in California. He is also the founder/CEO of Jesus Didn’t Tap, the first Christian-based line of MMA clothing and fight gear. Inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame in 2003 as the American Karate Master of the Year, he is the founder of Toso Kune Do, his own style.

Beginning his full contact career in 2006, Jason won the prestigious “Ruff Man” Grand Champion title in Indiana and the gold medal in Master Toddy’s Full Contact Muay Thai competition in Las Vegas. In 2010, Kyoshi began his amateur Mixed Martial Arts career with a 4-0 record and then in August won his first pro bout.

Jason’s event schedule:

SATURDAY, FEB. 8TH

12:00PM: AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

1:30PM: OFFICIAL PHOTO OPS

LUNCH/BREAK

2:00PM – 3:00PM: Q&A PANEL

4:00PM – LAST FAN STANDING: AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

SUNDAY, FEB. 9TH

11:30AM: AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

1:00PM: LUNCH/BREAK

2:00PM: PHOTO OPS

3:00PM – LAST FAN STANDING: AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

Table-side Autographs or Photos are $50 each.  All times subject to change without notice. Follow Facebook for the most up to date information.

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James Marsters takes a bite out of Big Lick Comic Con!

Big Lick Entertainment is pleased to announce addition of James Marsters to Big Lick Comic Con Feb. 8-9 at Roanoke’s Berglund Center.

About James: American actor, singer and songwriter; James Marsters first found international fame playing punk-goth Brit vampire Spike in the critically acclaimed American TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the equally popular spin-off Angel.

Film roles include live action film Dragon Ball, romantic love story P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Kathy Bates, USA Original true-crime film Cool Money, independent thriller Shadow Puppets, Winding Roads, The House On Haunted Hill and Chance with Buffy co-star Amber Benson.

The Californian actor, who grew up in Modesto, has also played Brainiac in TV’s Smallville and guest starred in Without A Trace, Millennium, Andromeda, The Mountain, Saving Grace, Caprica, Warehouse 13, Supernatural, Hawaii Five-O and Marvel’s Runaways.

James’s voiceover talents can be found portraying Lex Luthor on the DVD release of Superman: Doomsday and he continues to read for the very popular Dresden Files.
James still writes and records music with his band Ghost of the Robot. They have five albums out and he is currently promoting their latest release Pair of Bulls Volume 1.

James Marsters – The Official Page will be attending both days!

James’ event schedule:

SATURDAY, FEB. 8TH
11:00AM: AUTOGRAPHS & TABLESIDE PHOTOS
12:00PM – OFFICIAL PHOTO OPS
LUNCH
1:00PM: AUTOGRAPHS & TABLESIDE PHOTOS
3:00-4:00PM: Q&A PANEL
4:00PM:  LAST FAN STANDING:
AUTOGRAPHS & TABLESIDE PHOTOS
SUNDAY, FEB. 9TH
12:00PM: AUTOGRAPHS & TABLESIDE PHOTOS
1:00PM: LUNCH/BREAK
2:00PM: OFFICIAL PHOTO OPS
3:00PM – LAST FAN STANDING:
AUTOGRAPH SIGNING & TABLESIDE PHOTOS
All times subject to change without notice. Follow Facebook for the most up to date information.

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Bob McLeod began his career working in the production department of Marvel Comics in 1973 on a recommendation from Neal Adams. Eventually he became an inker at Marvel and DC Comics on many series, including The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Conan the Barbarian, Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, and The New Titans, as well as penciling Star Wars and several Spider-Man fill-ins for Marvel. He is best known for co-creating the New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont.
Christian was one of the first designers ever hired by Lucasfilm Licensing to retro-design the Star Wars galaxy in 1992.Gossett was only 23 years old when his radical concept drawing of a ‘double-bladed lightsaber’ was personally approved by George Lucas. (Gossett was also the first to suggest and design a curved-handled variant). Seven years later, this design would be made famous as Darth Maul’s signature weapon in The Phantom Menace. Since then, no new Star Wars show has been released without some new kind of lightsaber.Bringing this same unique talent to bear when designing characters and weapons across the entertainment industry, Gossett’s character and concept designs have been sought by such visionaries as Sir Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson, (Gossett worked on Peter Jackson’s ‘King Kong’) and Tim Burton for Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.His videogame career began at Activision on the PSX. He quickly moved from concept design into a one man cinematics department, writing, storyboarding, directing, voice directing and performing motion capture across several Activision titles.

Since then, he has designed for Sega, Namco, Microsoft and others. His most recent game was as a Story Artist for Activision’s flagship franchise Call of Duty.

Moving to live action directing in 2009, Gossett’s first film, ‘Only Child’, won the prestigious ECA award from the International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) and played at premiere festivals worldwide. Eager to get some sci-fi on his reel, he directed and co-wrote a Star Trek fan film, ‘Prelude to Axanar,’ that featured as many professionals behind the camera as it did beloved Trek actors in front. Prelude has gathered over three million views on YouTube so far.

Gossett’s ongoing project, The Red Star, has sold over a million units worldwide, was voted among the “Top 100 graphic novels of all time” by Wizard magazine, and is in development for television with show runner Ashley E. Miller (THOR for Marvel, XMen: First Class for Fox.)

#IHAVETHEPOWER An absolute legend of Saturday morning cartoon animation we are honored to welcome Tom Cook – Classic TV Animator/Director to Big Lick Comic Con!

Tom began his career as an animator and artistic director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was hired to work as an assistant animator on Challenge of the SuperFriends, Godzilla, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Pacman and the Flintstones.

His stellar career includes the Peanuts, Filmation Studios in 1980, which at this point had become the only animation studio doing animation in the United States, and worked on Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Blackstar, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Brown Hornet, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Ghostbusters, Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam (Captain Marvel), Hero High and the futuristic Western Bravestarr. He was also involved with many TV commercials such as The Jolly Green Giant, Chevrolet, and the 7 Up Spot campaign.

He then became the timing director on Road Rovers, Disney’s Mighty Ducks, PB & J Otter, Duckman, King of the Hill, Savage Dragon, HBO’s Happily Ever After Fairy Tales, Extreme Ghostbusters, Extreme Dinosaurs and many more.
He also animated on a number of motion pictures such as Walt Disney’s Prince and the Pauper starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, The Jetson’s Movie, Rover Dangerfield, Stay Tuned, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, Steven Spielberg’s Were Back, and Don Bluth’s Thumbelina.

Be sure to stop by Tom’s booth as Big Lick Comic Con is Feb. 8-9 at Berglund Center presented by Bank of Botetourt! #biglickcomiccon #tomcook #heman #comics #ghostbusters #shera #superfriends

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