Sam Jones has more than 65 films and hundreds of television shows to his credit. He is best known for the starring role in “Flash Gordon,” “The Spirit,” “The Highwayman,” “Stargate SG-1” and for his comedic appearances in “Ted” and “Ted 2.”

Also for 2020, Jones is celebrating the 40th anniversary “Flash Gordon” Reunion World Tour. Sam Jones will be appearing at both days of Big Lick Comic Con. Click here Sam Jones photo op:  https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=bc0bf4e2678c3288d0085a94cab5a513&t=tix

Noah Hathaway – Noah Hathaway is widely known for his award-winning portrayal of the hero Atreyu in the cult classic The NeverEnding Story released in 1984. Noah will be joining us in Roanoke, VA for Big Lick Comic Con 2020 to include a showing of the NeverEnding Story at The Grandin Theatre on Friday, Oct 30th at 9pm.
Want to buy passes to the movie showing? Please note this does NOT include photo ops, autographs or entry into Big Lick Comic Con – this is the movie only: Buy movie passes They are $25 plus tax/fees where applicable. Please note, there are no handling fees if you buy at the Berglund Center Box Office! Click here for Noah Hathaway photo op:  https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=365481ce3f0b9fbfbb06ffc00f404115&t=tix

Jim Cummings is an American voice actor and singer, who has appeared in almost 400 roles.
Best known for voicing Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Pete, the title character from Darkwing Duck, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog and the Tasmanian Devil.
He has performed in numerous Disney and DreamWorks animations including Aladdin, The Lion King, Balto, Antz, The Road to El Dorado, Shrek, and The Princess and the Frog.
He has also provided voice-over work for video games, such as Icewind Dale, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Baldur’s Gate, Mass Effect 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft: Legion, and Splatterhouse.
We are honored to welcome Jim to Roanoke! Click here for Jim Cummings photo op:  https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=e26142c97b09b61e33f24501677a4152&t=tix

Catherine Sutherland is best known for her portrayal of Kat Hillard, the second Pink Power Ranger and later, the Pink Zeo Ranger and the first Pink Turbo Ranger in the Power Rangers television series as well as Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and returned in 2018 for Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.
She also was in Sweet Valley High, Neighbours, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, The Cell, The Grindhouse Radio, and Class Dismissed and her new Youtube series Power Rangers Playback with co-star Nakia Burrise. Click here for Catherine Sutherland photo op:  https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=113e1b7a7076e956124b09e7578f4732&t=tix

We are honored to welcome artist, writer and creator Michael Golden, a legend in the comic book industry!

Co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his amazing work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among many more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business.

Golden’s work can be seen on covers from “The Walking Dead,” the new Marvel “Civil War,” the new “Rom,” the new “Micronauts,” “Spawn,” “Nightwing”, “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret,” “Spiderman,” “Vampirella,” “Captain American,” “The Punisher” to “The Hulk,” as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. His zombie art if routinely used in conjunction with popular properties on TV and in print.  

It’s no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades:

“….unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” said past Big Lick Comic COn guest writer and artist Larry Hama, of Golden’s work.

Jim Shooter achieved his first professional comics work at the age of thirteen, selling a Legion of Super-Heroes story to DC Comics and going on to write Superboy, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman and other titles. In 1978, he accepted the position of Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics under the condition that he would be allowed to improve things for Marvel’s creators. Jim introduced royalties and a spectrum of other incentives, rights and benefits, attracting a Who’s Who of talent. Later, he founded VALIANT, DEFIANT and Broadway Comics and was the principal creator of their characters and universes. Today, he’s the Editor in Chief of Illustrated Media, a custom comics company.
Jim will be hosting two incredible panels, Writing for Comics and The History of Marvel Comics!

James C Mulligan’s work has included everything from fine art with Walt Disney feature animation to being known as the official fine artist for the Elvis Presley Estate. Corporate clients include Lexus, UFC, MMA, NFL, and the Broadway theatre community. His work is collected internationally, and resides in the collections of Hugh Hefner, Dick Van Dyke, Oscar winning composer Richard M Sherman, Brad Pitt, Holly Madison, Fred Durst, Roger Daltrey, UFC’s Dana White, and many others. His art shows at the Bellagio and Aria in Las Vegas put him as one of their top selling artists, breaking all previous records. Also a performer, he has been seen on stages around the world, from Osaka to the Hollywood Bowl. While not in front of his easel, Mr Mulligan can be found playing his guitar, searching for seashells on the beach with his children and supporting various charities, including Shine Family Foundation, Boy’s Town, and Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. We are excited to welcome him to Roanoke for Big Lick Comic Con Oct 31-Nov 1!

Sometimes credited as Eva Renee Witterstaetter, is an American comic book colorist, editor, producer, and writer. She has worked on comics such as the Avengers, Spider-Man, She-Hulk, and Superman. She is best known for her work as an editor with John Byrne on the Marvel Comics series The Sensational She-Hulk. Witterstaetter was also featured as a fourth wall breaking character in the same series.