The Finest is marching into PalmCon 2016

Artist Karl Moline will be a guest at PalmCon 2016

Announcing the first annual PalmCon Comic Swap!

The Hilton West Palm Beach is the Official Hotel of PalmCon

Michael Duron

Artist
Disney, LucasFilm, Marvel, Universal, New Line Cinema, Topps, Action Lab/Danger Zone and more.

Chris Harrelson from The Walking Dead at PalmCon

Joining PalmCon for the first time will be The Finest: A GI Joe Costume Club. The Finest was established in 2007 to provide a positive community for fans to share their passion for the G.I. Joe universe by means of building and wearing high-quality costumes. In the ensuing years, the G.I. Joe brand experienced a tremendous resurgence following the success of new feature films, video games, cartoons, and an updated series of action figures. With this renewed public interest in G.I. Joe, the ranks of the Finest began to swell.

The mission of the Finest is to provide a positive community for costume enthusiasts to build and wear highly-detailed costumes and props from the G.I. Joe universe. Finest members actively promote interest in the G.I. Joe brand and use appearances at conventions and other events as a means to support community projects and charity efforts.


Michael Bell is an actor, who has been performing for the last 7 decades. He has lent his iconic voice to many animated characters over the years including Prowl, Swoop, Sideswipe & First Aid (The Transformers), Zan, Gleek & Lex Luthor (The Super Friends), Handy, Lazy & Grouchy (The Smurfs), Duke, Clutch & Major Bludd (G.I. Joe), Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk), Lance & Coran (Voltron), Opus (A Wish for Wings that Work), Auger (InHumanoids), Lex Luthor (Superman), Cyclops (Pride of the X-Men), Quackerjack (Darkwing Duck), Aziz (Aladdin), Naugus (Sonic the Hedgehog), Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), Chaz & Drew (The Rugrats), Pongo (House of Mouse), Allstar Seaworthy (Family Guy), Mark (Speed Buggy) and High Tide (Transformers: Rescue Bots) … to name just a few.​


​Mr. Bell has also provided voice work for several popular video game franchises including; Transformers: Devastation, World of Warcraft, Ratchet & Clank, Metal Gear Solid, Age of Empires III, Doom 3, Shadow of Rome, Ninja Gaiden, EverQuest, Fallout, Call of Duty, Command & Conquer, Enter the Matrix, Star Trek: Armada II, Balder’s Gate, Diablo II, Star Wars: Force Commander, Star Trek: Starfleet Command, Forgotten Realms and many more. 

Though he is known as one of the best voice actors in the business, Michael Bell has also appeared on screen in countless roles through out his career including the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation “Encounter at Farpoint” where he appeared as Grappler Zorn, he would later appear on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in TWO roles Drofo Awa (The Marquis) and Borum (The Homecoming). He also appeared in featured guest roles on many TV series including; The Monkees, Get Smart, Mission Impossible, Ironside, Mannix, The Streets of San Francisco, MASH, The Rockford Files, CHiPs, Benson, Three’s Company, Remington Steele, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Hunter and Dallas.

We are thrilled to have this amazing talent with such a memorable and distinguished career as a special guest for PalmCon 2016! 

PalmCon founder Martin T Pierro believes that for some, comic books can be the gateway to literacy. Pierro also believes in the importance of the Library and that is why every year since PalmCon began we have partnered with the Palm Beach County Library System. We are happy to say that for the sixth year straight the Library will be part of PalmCon and this year the library staff will be hosting TWO panels, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Stop by the Library’s booth or sit on one of their panels to learn about all the great comic/geek-culture events going on at YOUR public library. 

Vendors/Exhibitors

Andrea Lorenzo

Art by Dylan Niles
​Cyndi Foster

​Ellison Illustrations

​Erika Taguchi-Newton

Fares Tiny Toes and Bows

​Five Second Skate
Gary Niles Pop Art

​Geekilicious

​Humphrey Ching

Janine Chenoweth

Jeramy Hobbs

​Kayleigh Kill

Kechal Comics

Lounge Designs, The
​Oops Comic Adventure

​Phoenix Fire by Ash

​Primo Cardinalli

Resistance Entertainment

​Rey Acevedo 

​Rob Reep Art

​Rob Torres Art

​Roberto X Molinari

​Spice Sugar Baby

St James of Jerusalem School

​Stressed Out Studios

​Strovaa

​Tina Carreiro

​UFO Pottery

Artists/Authors/Publishers

Showtimes

PalmCon

The Palm Beach County Comic Book & Collectibles Show

PalmCon is Palm Beach County's Largest Comic/Pop Culture Event! PalmCon 2016 will take place September 24 & 25 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, located at
650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401

We have negotiated the BEST rate possible for our room block. We are offering rooms to PalmCon attendees, artists and vendors for just $99.00 a night! We have secured a sizable room block but at this incredibly low rate we expect them to sell out quickly, so act fast!

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, on Sunday Game Master Eric Kile will be running Far Trek. Far Trek is a 3d6 based role playing game about exploring the final frontier. Based on Star Trek The Original Series, Far Trek lets you explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilization and to boldly go where no man has gone before. Eric will be running this game all day, allowing players to join or drop out at will. All ages welcome, everything to play will be supplied by the Game Master.

Visit Palm Beach Joins PalmCon

Game Master Eric Kyle returns to PalmCon and on Saturday he is taking role players to all new places a with Mutant Crawl Classics: The Museum at the End of Time! The Museum at the End of Timeis an introductory adventure for the Mutant Crawl Classics role playing game. In this adventure, the Tribe of the Cog’s rite of passage sends young adventurers out into the Glow Desert, where they discover and explore a well preserved museum of the Ancient Ones. Eric will be running this adventure all day on Saturday, players are welcome to join in at any time. All Ages welcome, bring your own dice!

September 24 & 25, 2016 

2 Day Weekend Pass for Adults (ages 13 & up) - $25.00 + Tax
2 Day Weekend Pass for Children (ages 4 - 12) - $15.00 + Tax
Single Day Admission for Adults (ages 13 & up) - $14.00 + Tax
Single Day Admission for Children (ages 4 - 12) - $8.00 + Tax
VIP Weekend Pass - $45.00 + Tax

After missing 2015 - artist Mervyn McKoy returns to PalmCon and brings his amazing (and sometimes funny) artwork and prints with him! Mervyn is the artist of Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew (for Cosmic Times, The C-Listers (for PaperLab), Paula Peril and more! Mervyn is currently accepting pre-show sketch commissions for pick up at the show! Please contactpaperlabstudios@gmail.com for details and to make arrangements.

Announcement

​​Coming Soon

The mighty 501st Everglades Squad returns to PalmCon for the SIXTH year! The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

PalmCon welcomes back professional comic book artist Vinnie Tartamella. Vinnie has a very impressive list of credits including - Hack/Slash, Female Force: Hillary Clinton, Political Power: Bill Clinton, Female Force: Michelle Obama, Female Force: Princess Diana, Political Power: Colin Powell, Project Eon and many more. Vinnie is also currently working on a self-published comic series with his brother Frank Tartamella - Through the Woods. Beyond his comic work Vinnie has also worked as a designer for McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, Toybiz and Bowen.

At the PalmCon booth (located just inside the entrance of Hall B) you will find the Comic Swap. There will be several boxes of random comics available to sort through. Here is how it will work … just bring in some of your old unwanted comics and trade them in for other comics. Take a comic leave a comic, it’s that easy. 

Also as a way to get kids into reading and collecting comics - all PalmCon attendees ages 12 & under can take THREE comics for FREE!

The PalmCon Comic Swap works on the honor system and will only work if you are honest and leave one comic for every one you take. We hope that this will be the start of an awesome new addition to PalmCon for years to come. 

Please Note: PalmCon cannot guarantee that the comics in the comic swap are “all-ages” we do our best to remove the “mature-reader” comics, but ultimately it is the parents responsibility to monitor what their children select.

The Force is with Nalini Krishan at PalmCon

Resistance Entertainment is a South Florida company focusing on unique and inventive media content. Their endeavors include film and television production as well as comic books. The most popular title they create and publish is Blackbird. 

Michael Bell​​

Actor
​Transformers, GI Joe, Smurfs, Voltron, Star Trek, Gargoyles, Aladdin, Rugrats & More ...

A Flawless Image Photography
Creative Image Designs
​Siren Anime
Doctor Rob's Comics
​DNOS Collectibles
​Dragon's Treasure Chest
​Enigma Haunt
Erick's Custom Movie Monsters
​Everything Batman and More

Games Florida
Geek Boutique & Oddities, Inc.
​Glen Cohen Books
Highlander Novelties

​Hot Shot Toys
Klassic Komix
​Lifetime Exteriors
​Like A Cat
Mario's Comics

MarkWho42 Books
Mike's Comics
​Past and Present Comics
Pop Culture Playground
​Porky's Comics
​RangerStop
Vibranium Comics

News & Updates

Who's Coming to PalmCon

Tickets

Contact

Official Hotel

Samantha Newark​​

Actress
Known mostly as the voice of Jem Samantha also did some amazing voice work for The Transformers.

Chris Harrelson​​

Actor
Featured Zombie on The Walking Dead, Also appeared in The Hunger Games, The Vampire Diaries and more.

Student Filmmakers come to PalmCon

Cosplay for Jedi​​

Cosplay Artist
Cosplayer/Artist who creates one of a kind Star Wars inspired character hats & more!

Cosplay for Jedi is an amazingly friendly and extremely talented cosplayer/ craftsperson. She runs a one-woman wonder-shop located in the Outer Rim's swamps of Dagobah (Southern Florida). She creates Star Wars inspired character hats & more! Each piece is lovingly and playfully created and is perfect for conventions & events across the galaxy! She makes items men, women and kids! She has been a staple of PalmCOn for years and we are happy to have her back for our 2016 event.

Mervyn McKoy Returns to PalmCon

Karl Moline is a comic artist with an incredible resume - in 2014 he put his artistic stamp on the world of Disney with Marvel Comics' Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird. Karl is perhaps best known for his work in the Whedonverse, he has worked on  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tales of the Slayers, Willow, as well as Fray - which he co-created with Joss Whedon. He has worked for all of the major comic book publishing companies - Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Entertainment as well as the fondly remembered yet now defunct CrossGen Comics. Hims work can be found in Vampirella Strikes, 2099: World of Tomorrow, Dark Horse Presents, Scion, Route 666, Rouge, The Loaners, B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered, X-Men Origins, Avengers Academy, Convergence Superboy and Unity …. to just name a few. 

A Disney Legend is coming to PalmCon 2016

Michael Duron has been with PalmCon since the first show and after missing last year’s event he’s returning and bringing with him our mascot for 2016 - the robo-turtle! Michael is a freelance artist and illustrator, who is a master caricaturists with years of experience. His credits include working on projects for Topps, Lucasfilm, New Line Cinema, Universal, Marvel and Disney. Michael also has been branching out and has begun working in mainstream comics for companies like Action Lab/Danger Zone, Think Alike Productions as well as his own LocoDuck Studios  We are thrilled to have him back in West Palm beach. 

Artist/Vendorsnow available

Volunteer for PalmCon 2016

Karl Moline​​

Artist
Buffy the Vampire Slayer,Convergence Superbly, Seekers of the Weird, Unity and more.

Resistance Ent.​​

Publisher / Studio
Resistance Entertainment created the comic series Blackbird as well as Souls Eternal from Hashtag. 

Advance Tickets - Now On Sale!

Saturday September 24th
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday September 25th​
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

GUESTS
see who's coming 

Use the contact button or you can e-mail us at info @ Palmcon . net

Tickets
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Official Hotel
book your room now

The 501st Storms into PalmCon 2016

We are looking for volunteers who would like to donate time, talent and expertise in order to gain behind the scene access to the convention and an opportunity to meet other volunteers who have the same interests and passions for comics, anime, films, gaming and pop-culture.  If this sounds like an opportunity for you please complete the Volunteer Form and send it to us.

Halo Kitty​​

Improv Comedy
Halo Kitty is an Improve Comedy that will be performing Saturday & Sunday at PalmCon.

Vinnie Tartamella​​

Artist
Hack/Slash, Female Force: Hillary Clinton, Through the Woods, McFarland Toys and more.

Ron Schneider​​

Actor
A true Disney Legend, Roy is best know as Dreamfinder from EPCOT Center, he is also a writer. 

Do you want to host a panel, event or discussion at  PalmCon 2016?
Panels are discussions, lectures, show and tell or rants about any and all parts of fandom. Comic Books, Anime, Cosplay, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Video Games, etc… If you have a specialty and want to talk about it, an area of expertise in fandom and you want to share it with the the other attendees of PalmCon, we’d love for you to submit a panel for consideration. We will do our best to host as many panels as possible.

Michael "LocoDuck" Duron Returns to PalmCon

The 1701st Fleet is beaming into PalmCOn 2016

For PalmCon 2016 we sought out a Jedi to bring a bit of the Force to this years event. We traveled the galaxy and found Jedi Barriss Offee (Nalini Krishan) on her home planet of Mirial and she agreed to join us.

Nalini Krishan is an Australian actress born in Suva, Fiji. Krishan is a former miss Fiji Indian Sun winner and also has graced the catwalk through many Indian community events. Krishan has appeared in several film and TV projects but is most known as Jedi Barriss Offee from Star Wars. She enjoys traveling and meeting Star Wars fans all over the world. Nalini Krishan will be at PalmCon both Saturday and Sunday to meet fans, sign autographs and attend Q&A panels. 

PalmCon Welcomes Back Cosplay for Jedi

With a wildly loyal global fan-base for her voice-over work as "Jem" and "Jerrica" in the cartoon classic "Jem and the Holograms" Samantha is also a part of the iconic Hasbro brand "Transformers" with guest-starring roles as "Ariel", "Elise Presser" and "The Zamajon Empress". She can be heard as the gentle British voice of Peter Pan's mother in the classic Steven Spielberg's feature film "Hook". and starred in the campy horror flick Summer Camp Nightmare with Chuck Conners as rebel camper Debbie. Samantha appears in the 2015 live action Jem and the holograms feature film alongside Juliet Lewis, Molly Ringwald and Aubrey Peeples in special cameo role, her shout out to legions of original fans. 


​In the late 2000's Samantha was invited into the prestigious Leonard Cohen circle as a back-up singer and went on to tour extensively as a back up singer with the stadium worthy "Bricks in the Wall" belting out the Sights and Sounds of Pink Floyd. Based in Nashville TN since 2014 Samantha is writing and recording her solo self released solo Pop/electronica/dance albums. Her original music and vocals can be heard on many block buster game titles such as God of War, Twisted Metal black and Wild Arms 3, movie soundtracks and hit TV shows such as Smallville, Gossip Girl, The Ellen Show and the Kardashian franchise and more. Samantha was Invited back in 2015 to do more voice work in the up coming animated short film HG Chicken starring Bobcat Goldthwait, the same animation team that brought Pound Dogs the animated festival favorite to the screen. She also can be heard narrating the audio book for "Square Zair Pair" a children's book from author Jase Peeples and illustrator Christine Knopp available 2016

Thanks to our friends at Ranger Stop we were able to secure such an iconic guest for PalmCon 2016! 

Participate
host a panel

Artists & Vendors

We are happy to announce Visit Palm Beach as a promotional partner for PalmCOn 2016! Visit Palm Beach is the premier provider of recreational activities, tours, excursions, rentals & events in South Florida! Offering daily catamaran sightseeing, sunset & specialty sailing cruises, parasailing, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling, Peanut Island adventures, biking, history & nature tours, and much more! Guests of all ages, including both visitors & residents, groups & individuals, are sure to enjoy the variety of daily trips.


As a promotional partner of PalmCon - visit Palm Beach is providing a special prize for our Costume Contest this year - they have generously donated a special Sunset Catamaran Cruise as a prize. More information about Visit Palm Beach can be found on their site - www.visitpalmbeach.com - or by calling 561-881-9757. If you own a local business and would like to sponsor one of our events or become a promotional partner contact us at - info@palmcon.net

Announcing the FIRST Special Guest for PalmCon 2016 - Michael Bell

Mervyn McKoy​​

Artist
Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew (for Cosmic Times), The C-Listers (for PaperLab), Paula Peril and more.

Panel Submissions Open

Explore the FIanl Frontier at PalmCon

Nalini Krishan​​

Actress
Nalini played Jedi Barriss Offee in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and will be at PalmCon both days.

Jem aka Samantha Newark is coming to PalmCon 2016

Vinnie Tartamella is Back for PalmCon 2016

We continue to strive to provide the best experience for our artists and vendors as well as keeping prices for tables and booths as low as possible. We are offer similar options to what we did last year. We will have a limited supply of corner booths available so book yours quickly.  

Halo Kitty Improv bringing the funny to PalmCon

The Florida Squad of the 1701st Fleet is returning to PalmCon! The 1701st Fleet is an international Star Trek Fan Association. They are a Star Trek based costuming club and fan organization. Members of The Fleet purchase and/or create (and wear) the various costumes worn by the characters of the Star Trek franchise, which includes but is not limited to the films, comics, books, games, and television shows based on Star Trek. This year the fleet will be brining a replica of the captains chair from the original USS Enterprise for photographs. 

Partners

1701st Fleet

501st Legion - Evergaldes Squad
​Finest: A GI Joe Costume Club

​FlaMinGoCon

Halo Kitty

Palm Beach County Library  
​     System

Groups/Organizations

Once again the PBC Library returns to PalmCon

Battle Mutants at PalmCon 2016

Join the Resistance at PalmCon

Halo Kitty is an interactive comedy show with some of south Florida's best improv comedians! Help their Heroes and Villains as they perform the strange rituals described in the magic book in order to win possession of the plot devi ... uh ... we mean sacred book and save or destroy the city! Choose your side, participate, and laugh ... like ... a lot.  

Game with FlaMinGoCon at PalmCon

We are happy to announce Disney Legend, Ron Schneider as a special guest of PalmCon 2016! Ron is best known as Dreamfinder from the popular Journey into Imagination attraction at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center. His charming personality and quick wit entertained generations of Disney fans. Some of Ron’s earliest Disney work was on stage at Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe. Beyond playing Dreamfinder (with his pal Figment) in EPCOT Center Schneider also is the only actor to play the character on film. He appeared in a never released short film by Mike Jittlov, that was shot incase the Magic Journeys film wasn’t ready for the parks opening (it’s a fascinating story when told by Ron). Ron would later reprise the role of Dreamfinder on stage for the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2011. 

In 2012 Ron Schneider published “Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Name Tag”. In the fascinating book Ron talks about the ups and downs of working in the theme park business and recounts stories from Disney, Universal, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Just recently Ron was cast to play Walt Disney in the quirky independent film “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head”.

Board Game enthusiasts can rejoice, FlaMinGoCon are returning to PalmCon and bringing all their great games with them ... along with some new ones! Some of the games you can look forward to playing with the FlaMinGoCon crew are Kingsburg, Fuse, Celestia, Camel Up, Alien Frontiers, Superfight, Code Names, Smash Up, Grizzled, Quadropolis, Splendor, Ticket to Ride United Kingdom, Between Two Cities, Rick & Morty Total Rickall, Run Fight Or Die, and many more! New players welcome - the FlaMinGoCon guys are on hand to help teach you how to play all of these awesome games. 

Since our first year PalmCon has always tried to highlight local filmmakers and this year is no exception. We have partnered up with Palm Beach Gardens High School to showcase several of their student film projects and will be selecting several outstanding projects to award on our main stage. 

Chris Harrelson is an Atlanta-based actor best known for his work on The Walking Dead. Chris has portrayed nearly two dozen different walkers in memorable scenes from Season 5 and 6, including the well-known Napalm Walker and Water Walker. He has also appeared on several TV shows such as The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Rectify, as well as movies including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, Taken 3 and Selma. Chris is the host of What's Crackin podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud.  As a lifelong resident of Atlanta and fan of movies, TV shows and comic books, he is very much enjoying Atlanta's emergence as a major filming location. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children and enjoys traveling and watching actual skilled people play sports.