Campbell Con 2017
October 21, 2017, Campbell Con returned to the Campbell Community Center, for its third annual show with exclusive celebrity appearances and more fun things to do for both kids and adults.
The 2017 show featured an exclusive Ghostbusters reunion with the people behind some of the most iconic movie creatures. Mark Bryan Wilson who played the original Slimer in Ghostbusters (1984), Robin Shelby best known as Slimer in Ghostbusters II and Lady Slimer in Ghostbusters (2016), and William Bryan who played The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters (1984), met fans, many of whom came in Ghostbusters cosplay, signed autographs and shared their experience at a special Ghostbusters panel.
Another rare opportunity was meeting Marvel legend Don McGregor. McGregor has become one of the foremost writers in comic books today. He began his comic writing career in 1969, creating his own series ‘Detectives Inc’. After working as a proofreader, and eventually editor on several of ‘Marvel Comics B&W’ line of comic/magazines, he was assigned to write the ‘Black Panther’ in Marvel's ‘Jungle Action” comics. The "Panther's Rage" series was the first mainstream comic to have an essentially all-black cast of comics, in 1973. Before that, the few comics that did have black leads were normally surrounded by a white supporting cast.
Also appeared at Campbell Con actors Beverly Washburn (Star Trek, Superman and The Mole Men, The Greatest Show On Earth, The Lone Ranger, The Loretta Young Show, Leave It To Beaver, The Streets of San Francisco), Mike Ginn (Power Rangers RPM), Deborah Estelle Philips (Power Rangers Time Force), and renowned comic book artists Chris Marrinan (Excalibur, Wonder Woman, Nova), John Heebink (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD), Ethen Beavers (Batman the Brave and the Bold, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clone Wars Adventures and Indiana Jones Adventures), and Tobe Daranouvong (Villain Comic).
The convention also featured local artists, comic books and toy vendors, cosplayers, celebrity panels, Jurassic Park Jeep and Ecto SF, cosplay contest sponsored by Snackoo and hosted by the West Coast Avengers with a $200 cash prize, video games, Streetfighter tournament sponsored by Snackoo, Pokemon trading card game, photobooth by In Search of Cosplay, laser tag, racing simulator, facepainting, swordfighting demos by Davenriche European Martial Artes School, fitness and lightsaber choreographpy by Lightsaber Team, and trick-or-treat for kids. Attendees also received lots of free Thor: Ragnarok merchandise courtesy of Marvel Studios.