East Side Mags at Williams Center Comic Con!

Come explore a Local, Mini Comic Con on Saturday, March 19th at The Williams Center in Rutherford filled with special guests, entertainment and so much more! Also, join us for our Comic Con Pre-Party on Friday, March 18th. 

The Williams Center For The Performing Arts
1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford, NJ 07070
PRE PARTY: Friday, March 18th 2016 - *6:30PM - 11:30PM*
COMIC CON: Saturday, March 19th 2016 - *12:00PM - 9:00PM*
$15 Admission - Access All Weekend (Ages 4 & Under are FREE)

Purchase tickets at williamscentercomiccon.brownpapertickets.com! 100% of your $15 admission goes towards the benefit of the Williams Center For The Performing Arts!

FEATURING...

SPECIAL GUESTS:

*JOHNNY BRENNAN* (THE JERKY BOYS/FAMILY GUY) - The Jerky Boys creator Johnny Brennan voices all of your favorites including Sol Rosenberg, Jack TorS, Frank Rizzo and many others. Johnny was a writer/featured actor for The Jerky Boys Movie and is also of Fox TV's Family Guy fame voicing characters like Mort Goldman and Horace.

*TITO SANTANA* (WWE/ECW) - Tito was the ECW World Heavyweight Champion, 2 Time WWF Intercontinental Champion, 2 Time WWF Tag Team Champion, 1989 WWF King Of The Ring, as well as being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has had held numerous other titles and is one of the most legendary wrestlers of our time.

*NUNZIO-LITTLE GUIDO* (WWE/ECW) - Nunzio first gained attention in the United States as Little Guido in ECW, part of the FBI (Full Blooded Italian) group. He was a 2 time ECW Tag Team Champion. He became Nunzio in WWE and was a 2 time WWE Cruiserweight Champion. He eventually joined the ECW brand and reformed the FBI tag team with Tony Mamaluke.

*TONY MAMALUKE* (WWE/ECW) - Tony was the other half of the Full Blooded Italians Tag Team with Little Guido who became World Tag Team Champions in ECW. Tony has also held the SCW Florida Heavyweight Championship and ROH Tag Team Championship with Sal Rinauro. 

*STEVE SAVINO* (TOY HUNTER) - Steve was featured on The Travel Channel's show "Toy Hunter" for Seasons 1-3 for his extensive knowledge in the Toy community. Steve will have an exclusive selection of his own toys & collectibles available for his fans on March 18th & 19th at The Williams Center Comic Con! 

*PARIS CULLINS* (DC/MARVEL) Artist & penciler will be at The Williams Center Comic Con on March 19th! Paris was attached to DC Comics "Blue Beetle" & "Blue Devil" along with multiple other titles including "Justice League of America" and Marvel's "Hyperkind". Paris will also be one of our featured panels on March 19th discussing "Cartoons Vs. Realism".

*WILL TORRES & WILLIAM OLMO* (FROM THE OFFICIAL WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE) Artists Will Torres & William Olmo are ready to zombify their fans at The Williams Center Comic Con Pre-Party On March 18th!! Sketches & Signings available too!

*MIKE SELLERS* (ARTIST/INKER FOR MARVEL & DC) - Mike is a pro in the industry and has been an inker for titles such as "Batman Chronicles", "Valor", "Wolverine", "Cable", & "X-Men". To top it all off, he is currently is a teacher at Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art. 

*JOE CONTE* has been co-host of the weekly internet radio show & podcast "The Conte & Kenny Show" which can be found onmorelikeradio.com or ITunes. Joe has shared the stage with countless stars in Comedy and has headlined clubs like "The Comedy Shoppe", "Catch A Rising Star", and so many others. Joe has also released his DVD/CD "Happiness" that you can purchase on Amazon, ITunes, and other digital media outlets.

*INSIDE JOKE FILMS* (CREATORS OF UPLIFTING DYSTROPHY) - Local film stars Kyle, Jon & Steve will be representing Inside Joke Films and they're taking over The Williams Center Comic Con! Kyle, Jon & Steve will all be involved in multiple events at our Con. We're honored to be hosting some of the most talented (and funniest) guys we know.

*JON BRAYLOCK* (BLACK MEN CAN'T JUMP/INSIDE JOKE FILMS) Jon will be doing what he does best, making people laugh on March 19th! He is the co-host of the Black Men Can't Jump In Hollywood podcast. Other credits include The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, MTV's Money From Strangers & MTV's Hey Girl.

*STEVE WAY* (INSIDE JOKE FILMS) has been performing stand up for years, including sets at events like the Comedy Charity Explosion and the 2011 Bamboozle Music Festival. He has co-hosted The Lockdown, a monthly stand up show at the People's Improv Theatre in New York City and has toured parts of the country giving motivational speeches. He is co-writer of "Uplifting Dystrophy" from IJF.

*KYLE KOLICH* (INSIDE JOKE FILMS) is excited to premier a new IJF short about the Williams Center. He's performed at the Village Underground, Standup New York, Rutgers Newark, and recently did two shows locally in Rutherford. One for the Laughter Against Leukemia for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the other opening for Mark Riccadonna at Paisano's.

*DAN CROSSLEY/DAN TV* (AMERICAS GOT TALENT) - Andy Kaufman Award finalist Dan Crossley will be featured on March 19th at The Williams Center Comic Con! DAN TV is a local access show we will be presenting on the big screen in which Crossley wrote, produced, directed and starred. Dan reached a wide audience with multiple 2011 appearances on NBCs Americas Got Talent. He was named one of 25 up-and-coming comedians to watch by the New York Comedy Club and earned invitations to both the New Orleans Comedy Festival in 2012 and the San Francisco Comedy Festival in 2013. He was most recently selected to be in a cast of 16 comedians out of 7,000 viewed for an NBC sketch comedy pilot showcase in Los Angeles. 

*KEN STRUCK* (WEIRDO MAGAZINE/TRYTHENEWCHEESE) was a cartoonist featured in Robert Crumb's "Weirdo" Magazine. He runsKenStruck.com and his blog TryTheNewCheese where you can preview his comics, illustrations, paintings and T-Shirts! Lastly, Ken is a huge music enthusiast and co-hosted radio program "Dry Run" on WMSC 90.3.

*SAM ITA* (POP UP BOOK) - Paper crafting genius Sam Ita has authored, designed, and illustrated multiple titles including "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", "Moby Dick", "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood" to name a few. His work has been featured in various publications including Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, The Comics Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and many others.

*DOMINICK CALVITTO* (TOXIC AVENGER) - Dominick played Skippy in one of the most famous scenes from Cult Classic "Toxic Avenger". The movie just happened to be filmed right in Rutherford and surrounding towns. Dominick is currently working on his own movie "Running Away From The Unknown" and will be filming for Troma Entertainment later this year. 

*NICK FOSTER* (BLUE BLASTER) is the writer, penciler and inker for web comic "Blue Blaster". His other works include contributions to Divine Authority Comics Subject to Change, Joshua Smiths Acrobat and Dan Schkades The Private Files of the Fowl". He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, with a degree in illustration and comic art.

MUSIC:

*JUSTIN SULLIVAN & LESTER PERNALA* (FEATURED ON AMERICAN IDOL) Justin Sullivan (Mr. Kelly Clarkson) is coming to The Williams Center Comic Con along with fellow superstar Lester Pernala. Justin & Lester will each be headlining their own Acoustic sets (and hopefully a little AI reunion?)

*THAGATANEGRRA* (EAST LOS HIGH) - Dubbed NJs real-life Catwoman by Indie Flava Magazine. She was featured in Seasons 2 & 3 of the hit Hulu show "East Los High". Her music was described as "the child of Hello Kitty & Eminem". "Infectious, honest, and full-throttle, in-your-face chick-hop. Gata mixes Cosplay, Hip Hop and Dance in her live performance and on her most recent album "GATA CITY", which is currently available on Amazon, ITunes, Spotify and digital media outlets.

*PRECIOUS BONES* (DIGITAL DARKNESS/RADIKAL RECORDS) has been a part of numerous festivals and benefits. The band has had the fortune of sharing the stage and opening for national acts such as David Johannsen (Buster Pointdexter/New York Dolls), Dramarama, and Richard Barone (of the Bongos). They released their debut EP "Fracture" in 2012 and have also appeared on several compilations including Digital Darkness Vol 1 and 2, Pissed Off Radio Vol 1, and the New Jersey Industry CD Music Sampler 2015 by Radikal Records. In February of 2013, Precious Bones was #2 in the Deli Magazine Chart of Top 300 New York City area Indie Rock Bands.

*JOE PEARSON* (JOE PEARSON MUSIC) is a classical wizard of the keys! He will be performing at The Williams Center Comic Con incorporating plenty of popular hits and themes you are sure to recognize. Joe has been featured on numerous recordings and collaborations and has opened for acts such as SNL veteran Joe Piscopo and bands like The Front Bottoms to name a few.

More Guests & Our Full Day Schedule Will Be Posted Soon!

Admission gives you access to: 

*Full Day GrindHouse Theater*
*Live Music & Stand Up Performances*
*Live Panels*
*Cosplay Giveaway*
*Videogame Room*
*Vendors*
*Comic Artists*
*Concessions*

*For any questions regarding this event please contact The Williams Center at 201-939-6969 or Mike Coleman at mcolemanmusic@hotmail.com*

Purchase tickets at williamscentercomiccon.brownpapertickets.com! 100% of your $15 admission goes towards the benefit of the Williams Center For The Performing Arts!