The first-ever "Stockton-Con" comic convention is scheduled for Aug. 5 at the University of the Pacific.
Morrie Turner, the convention’s guest of honor, will be the focus of the first panel of the day-long event. Turner is most famous for creating “Wee Pals” comic strip, and currently lives in Sacramento.
Other panels and presentations include a figure drawing primer by artist Emilio Sotero and a costuming panel with the 501st Legion, a group of dedicated Star Wars fans who eventually made it into official Star Wars mythos and earned the nickname, “Vader’s Fist.”
That’s right, the group originally crash landed in Central City in their origin comic in 1961, but their history was revised by Lee in 1986. Field will share the story of Stockton’s special place in comic book history with fans at Stockton-Con.
The event also features Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh card tournaments and an artist alley, artists’ work will be on display. Aspiring artists can sign up for an art contest, which will benefit the St. Mary's Dining Room.
Stockton-Con is open Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $6 for people ages 11 and up. Donating a gently-used item of clothing with knock $2 off the ticket price.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Mary's Dining Room and the United Way.
For more information, visit StocktonCon.com.