[Convention] Sundial Bridge Comic Con 2018 – Anderson, CA (May 19-20)

Sundial Bridge Comic Con

It’s back NorCal! PopCultHQ has the privilege to be on hand for the 2nd Annual Sundial Bridge Comic Con at the Shasta District Fair & Event Center on May 19-20, 2018. Last year’s SBCC took everyone by surprise and was a massive hit for a first-year convention. One year later and the event has been relocated to accomodate more guests and attendees.

This year’s event promises to feature well-known and fast-rising comic book creators, celebs from tv/film, gaming, exciting panels, sweet exclusives, great vendors, lots of cosplayers, and a fantastic family-friendly convention not to be missed! Here’s your look at the line-up for Sundial Bridge Comic Con 2018 coming this weekend!

Returning from last year is writer and comic book creator Garrett Gunn!

Garrett Gunn is an American writer most known for his work in comic books. Garrett got his start writing comics in 2013 with his first book Days to Come. Since then, he’s been published by multiple independent comic book publishers including Alterna Comics and Source Point Press. Garrett’s most well-known works include The Boxmasters: A Twisted Tale Trough Time which he wrote for Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, and Franklin and Ghost. Both are published by Source Point Press. Garrett’s other notable works include Go West, The Fear Diaries, and Mighty Men. In 2018, Garrett will be teaming up with fellow Sundial Bridge Comic Con guests Ken Haeser, Buz Hasson, and Blair Smith for a new horror book titled Calamity.

Coming back by popular demand from last year for SBCC is The Corpse Crew!

Buz Hasson, Ken Haeser and Blair Smith work collectively as a comic book studio Corpse-crew.net. Their work includes the zombie superhero book The Living Corpse about a self aware sentient zombie on a path of redemption. Other professional works by the crew are covers and interiors on Grumpy Cat, comic covers for Army of Darkness, Stargate: Atlantis, Hatchet, Bionic Man, Pumpkinhead, and more

Outside of comics, the guys worked on an animated film based on their book the Living Corpse called “The Amazing Adventures of The Living Corpse” which was released on Blu-Ray and Redbox in 2013 and the live-action Asylum production “Little Dead Rotting Hood,” a modern macabre horror twist on the grim fairy tale classic on Netflix and DVD.

The Corpse Crew continues to develop concepts for film and comics and just released their new 160+ page graphic novel The Living Corpse: Relics

In support of The Corpse Crew is Blair Webb – creator, writer and artist of his own independent comic Ghostman, publisher of the Hold Up Magazine (an Indy punk zine), and the notorious cosplayer for the character Living Corpse himself.

Joining Sundial Bridge Comic Con 2018 is artist Walden Wong!

Walden has worked on some of everyone’s favorites like Deadpool, Superman, Wolverine, Venom, X-Men and much more. A well-respected veteran inker with a wide range of experience in the industry, Walden Wong has worked with all of the major studios, including many high profile projects and is currnetly holding the Inkwell Awards as the most adaptable inker from 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Walden has worked for practically every publisher out there, including Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, and VIZ Media. You can see his name on a variety of titles every year. He can currently be found working around the clock at his studio inking.

Another returning guest is Chris Marrinan! Chris has worked for Marvel, DC and Image comics. His resume includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Spiderman, Nova and much more. We are excited to have him back.

Another returning comic creator is Michael Calero. Michael is a sketch artist guru along with Marvel trading cards and Indy comics. Calero is a Sacramento based professional comic artist who’s work has been seen on the covers of Fathom (Aspen Comics) and Infinite 7 (Action Lab). He is a sketch artist for Upper Deck’s Marvel Comics trading cards and travels the U.S. and Europe displaying his work at Comic cons and other expos. Calero is also well-known for his sketch cover work, drawing detailed and exciting custom work for fans at conventions all over the country. Some of his custom cover work can be seen on his instagram page (www.instagram.com/michaelcalero) and his other work can be found at his website (www.michaelcalero.com).

Sundial Bridge Comic Con 2018 will feature guest actor Aaron Schwartz!

Aaron Schwartz is a New York native who began his career at an early age. He is known for playing the lead role of Gerald Garner in the 1995 Judd Apatow feature “Heavyweights” and in the cult classic “The Mighty Ducks.” Aaron also played Clem Lanell in eight episodes of “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” and as a guest star in “The Cosby Show.”

He had a recurring role as doorman Vanya on The CW’s drama series “Gossip Girl” and its spin-off web series “Chasing Dorota.” Aaron most recently can be seen in the Marvel release “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Meet guest actor Peter Dante at SBCC!

Peter Francis Dante is an American actor born December 16, 1968. He frequently appears in films from Happy Madison Productions alongside his friend and co-star Adam Sandler. Dante also worked alongside Sandler as a writer and producer in the film Grandma’s Boy. He can be seen in such films as, 50 First Dates, Grown Ups 2, The Waterboy, Little Nicky, The Wedding Singer, Stuck on You, and many more!

Dante’s talents continue offscreen as a musician and singer/songwriter with . He has recorded with the likes of Adam Sandler and Buck Simmonds. In 2011 he released his debut album, Peace, Love, and Freedom and is currently recording and writing with the group “Slightly Stoopid”, Dante All Love, In addition, he also appeared in the 2015 Afroman music video.

This year at SBCC you can also meet guest actor Jeremy Palko!

Jeremy Palko is an American actor in film and television. He was born in LaGrange, GA to Bruce and Sabine Palkowetz. Raised in Washington State, Jeremy grew up in Puyallup, WA where he attended Rogers High School. A graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, Jeremy had his first experience in the theater after a knee injury sidelined him from collegiate sports.

Jeremy found his first speaking role in the film Never Back Down. Jeremy has since gone on to play numerous parts in such television shows as The Vampire Diaries, Are We There Yet?, Burn Notice, The Middle, and Sleepy Hollow. Most recently, Jeremy can be found on the Emmy Nominated show Bloodline, as Nicholas Widmark, Andy on AMC’s The Walking Dead and in the new Pitch Perfect!

Another guest actor to SBCC is a return guest from last year…Jay Underwood! Jay is a Sunday only appearance after 2pm.

From his breakout role in “The Boy Who Could Fly to ‘Sonny Bono’ in “The Sonny and Cher Story” to appearances at the Sundance Film Festival, Jay Underwood has enjoyed a career of much diversity both in the parts he’s played and the mediums he’s played in. Underwood’s film credits include three Sundance Film Festival participants “Dancing in September”, “Valerie Flake”, and “Possums.” Other highlights are Billy Graham’s “Road to Redemption”, Alan Rudolph’s “Afterglow”, the Roger Corman cult classic “The Fantastic Four” (as Johnny Storm, The Human Torch), ‘Bug’ in “Uncle Buck,” with John Candy, and Underwood’s personal favorite, the title character in “The Boy Who Could Fly.”

On the small screen Underwood had the incredible opportunity of portraying ‘Sonny Bono’ in “The Sonny and Cher Story” for ABC. He also is remembered for that lovable android ‘Chip’ in the Disney Channel trilogy “Not Quite Human”. Other favorites would include young ‘Ernest Hemingway’ in “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” the mini-series “Blind Faith” with Robert Urich and “Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone” with the original marshall himself, Hugh O’Brien. Notable guest appearances include “Miracles”, “X-Files,” “E.R.,” “The West Wing,” “Star Trek Voyager” and “Millennium.” And finally, (but certainly not least), the voice of ‘Chester’ the Goat in the classic animated Christmas special “The Legend of the Candy Cane.

SBCC2 exclusive comic is here! You can purchase this exclusive at the Garrett Gunn booth. Limited print! Will go fast.

SBCC2 exclusive Franklin and Ghost soda by Garrett Gunn. You can purchase them at the Sundial Bridge Con booth. Supplies are limited and will go fast.


Average Ape Comics and Games will be hosting multiple Pokemon and Magic: the Gathering tournaments during the con.

There will be two tournaments per day (Sat/Sun) with Pokemon beginning at 12pm and Magic: the Gathering at 1pm.

Tournaments will be single elimination.

Entry fee is $5 and winner of each tournament will receive a FREE booster box of Pokemon or MTG respectively.

Check in at least 20 minutes prior at the Average Ape booth for registration.

All decks must be standard format legal.

The ADULTS COSPLAY COMPETITION at the Sundial Bridge Comic Con
to be held at 2:45 pm, May 20th at the Shasta District Fair & Event center!

Sundial Bridge Comic Con will be hosting an Adult Cosplay Competition. Top prize is $300. The adult contest is for 13 years and up. Anyone competing between the ages of 13-17, will be required to have a parent or legal guardian’s consent and in attendance with them. The cost is $20, due upon submission of contract. All contracts may be acquired by emailing sundialbridgecon@gmail.com or can be picked up in person at Collector’s Choice. Cosplay entries may filled out beforehand, if you email sundialbridgecon@gmail.com, and receive your contract, payment may be submitted to Collector’s Choice & Fanworld at 1714 Churn Creek Road, Redding, CA.

All contestants should be signed in by 1pm, Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the judging booth. The event starts promptly at 2:45 pm with the Kids Cosplay first. The Adult Cosplay will directly follow. Prizes will be awarded following all Contestants having time to showcase their costumes.

Costumes containing any type of weaponry are subject to approval upon registration. No firearms permitted. Please remember to be respectful of everyone who takes part in Cosplay. SBCC has a zero tolerance for harassment of any kind for the general public Cosplay attendees and/or our Cosplay contestants. Anyone harassing the general public cosplay attendees and/or Cosplay contestants will be escorted from the premises with no refund.

SBCC2 Adult Cosplay Contest

1st Place $300 and a one hour Photo Shoot*
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50
Best 80′-90′ retro character $50

*Photo Shoot Provided by Sarah Marie Spectrum

***We will also be hosting a Free Kids Competition***

1st place – $300
2nd place – $100
3rd place – TBD
Best 80’s 90’s retro character – TBD

SBCC’s first sponsor is The Sheraton at the Sundial Bridge. The event has teamed up with them to provide rooms at a discounted price during the con. Rooms are $169+tax a night. If you need rooms please call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the “attendees block comic con.”

SBCC will also be sponsored by Average Ape Comics and Games! Not only are they a sponsor but will also have a table top gaming booth. Don’t forget to bring your cards! Average Ape is a trading card and game shop located in Anderson, CA. Average Ape specializes in Pokemon, Magic: the Gathering, Yu Gi Oh, and carries an array of modern and vintage comic books.

Another sponsor for this year’s SBCC is Matrix Cards & Games. Matrix Cards and Games is a family-owned gaming and hobby shop featuring 3,000 sq. ft. of FUN and games in Redding, CA. Selling CCG/TCG cards games, board games, Gundam model kits, miniatures and lots, lots more!

App FAN!GURU is also sponsoring the event. Download the app and stay up to date on all your favorite cons!

SBCC will also feature amazing food trucks courtesy of The Park-Redding/Anderson Food Trucks. Come join the fun and festivities at the Shasta District Fair & Event Center May 19-20th 2018!

Shasta District Fair & Event Center

Sundial Bridge Comic Con

May 19th, 10am-5pm
May 20th, 10am-4pm
Tickets $10 at the door 
Kids 10 and under Free





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