Buck Rogers 40th Celebration Comes to Rogue Valley Comic Con

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular science-fiction adventure television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and the Rogue Valley residents are set to celebrate the occasion with nobody but Buck himself. Actor Gil Gerard, who portrayed the title character, will be making a rare Oregon appearance at Meadowlark Comic Con on May 11th, at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center. Gerard will be joined by Felix Silla who was responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki. Felix Silla is also known for playing Cousin Itt on The Addams Family and one of the Ewoks in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars fans will also be able to meet Richard Oldfield who appeared as Rebel fighter pilot Hobbie Klivian (Rogue 4) in The Empire Strikes Back and delivered the line to Carrie Fisher “Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?” An American actor, Richard Oldfield has been living and working in the UK since the 1960s, and his Meadowlark Comic Con appearance is a rare chance for Oregon fans to meet one of the original trilogy Star Wars actors.
Also appearing at Meadowlark Comic Con are actors Rajia Baroudi and Alan Palmer who played the White Alien Ranger and the Black Alien Ranger respectively in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), and artists Chris Marrinan (Nova, Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange) and Blacky Shepherd (Voltron, Pumpkinhead).
The convention welcomes fans of all ages to come and meet celebrity guests and local artists and creators, shop from comic book and toy vendors, attend panels and special movie screenings with celebrity Q&A, play video games, learn LARPing, play escape room, and compete in the cosplay contest for a cash prize in kids and adult categories.
Meadowlark Comic Con is May 11th, 2019, at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center. Door open at 10 am. Tickets: $10 online/$15 at the door (age 8 and above), Family Pack $35 (admit four, available online only). Kids under 8 years of age are free with a paid adult.

Meadowlark Comic Con Brings Pop Culture Celebrities to Medford

Meadowlark Comic Con, a pop culture and comic convention, comes to Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center May 12th, 2018, and brings an array of celebrity guests from different genres of entertainment.

Rogue Valley fans will have a rare opportunity to meet Mindy Sterling, known for her role as Frau Farbissina in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Mindy Sterling’s film and television credits also include Friends, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Justice League Unlimited, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Robot Chicken, Desperate Housewives, iCarly, The Legend of Korra, Minions, Voltron, and her Emmy-nominated performances in Con Man and Secs and Execs.
Mindy Sterling will be joined by Keone Young, who has hundreds of on-screen and voice over credits to his name including Men in Black 3, Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Rebels, Kaijudo: Rise of The Duel Masters, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Naruto: Shippûden, G.I. Joe: Renegades, Deadwood , G.I. Joe and Transformers.
Anime fans will be treated to meet and greet with Joe Ochman, who gave his voice to characters in Gundam Origins, Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Patlabor 2 The Movie, Cowboy Bebop, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, The Little Polar Bear, Digimon: Digital Monsters, Naruto, Duel Master, Bleach, Pokemon Origins, and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.
Also appearing at Meadowlark Comic Con are Alison MacInnis (Pink Ranger) and Sasha Craig (Yellow Ranger) from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, as well as Jackey Neyman Jones who starred in the cult classic that many label as the ‘worst movie ever made’ — Manos: The Hands of Fate.
Comic book aficionados will have a chance to get commissions and sketches from renowned comic book artists: Chris Marrinan who worked on classic titles like Excalibur, Wonder Woman, Nova, Doctor Strange, Matt Haley whose credits include The Defenders, Superman, Wonder Woman ’77, and Blacky Shepherd who brought Dynamites Voltron comic book to life.
Attendees will also be able to shop from various exhibitors and local creators, play video games and Dungeons and Dragons, take pictures with the Tardis, meet local cosplayers and fan groups, attend celebrity guest panels, and compete in a cosplay contest for a trophy and a cash prize.
Show open 10 am – 5 pm at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center Saturday, May 12th, 2018. All ages are welcome. Tickets available online at www.meadowlarkcomiccon.com and at Rogue City Comics on downtown Medford (adult 12+ $10, kids 5-12 $5, kids under 5 y.o. free) or at the door (adult 13+ $15, kids 5-12 $8, kids under 5 y.o. free).