What is #RC3 Con?
The idea is simple... A comic, toy, and pop culture show that is really cool. Its about an amazing experience thats affordable for families and collectors alike. learn at panels, find vintage goodness, and get plenty of free pics with superhero’s and villains! Find out where and when →
What will be at #Rc3 Con?
FREE Parking, FREE family events, free panel rooms, Celebrity guests, featured artists, free video game tournament, 100’s of vendors, and food on site all day! Join us on the largest cosplay contest stage around. Find out more →
2019 GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sgt. Slaughter is a living legend and became a household name when he joined the WWF in the early 1980s with his signature “Cobra Clutch” move. A former U.S. Marine, he earned his famous ring name during the service. He was a top contender to Bob Backlund's WWE Championship, and faced Bruno Sammartino in the Italian legend's final Madison Square Garden appearance prior to his 1981 retirement. He was an NWA United States Champion, as well as NWA World Tag Team Champion with Don Kernodle. Sarge experienced a popularity explosion that coincided with Hogan's in 1984. Along with Hogan and "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, Slaughter was one of WWE's most beloved Superstars of the mid-1980s.
Hasbro decided to incorporate the Sarge into their GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, comic, and animated series in 1985! Voicing himself, his cartoon debut was in the Season 2 Arise Serpentor Arise mini series, where we learn the Sarge is one of the GI Joe team’s greatest warriors and trainer. ., further cementing his position as an icon of popular culture.
The Sarge will be at RC3 all day signing autographs and meeting fans. Don’t miss the chance to meet a living legend. Autograph ticket available HERE
Best known for his work on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). He portrayed Boba Fett and fought in the battles scenes, he was also Luke Skywalker in a variety of action scenes. He also played the characters of Barada, Sergeant Junkin, a Stormtrooper, Gamorrean Guard and a Biker Scout in the movie.
In addition to Star Wars, Beer is a stunt double, stunt coordinator, second unit director and assistant director for a variety of movies including; Superman III (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Dune (1984), Supergirl (1984), Rambo III (1988), Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989), Total Recall (1990), Cliffhanger (1993), Cutthroat Island (1995), Starship Troopers (1997), Terminator 3 (2003), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), Hancock (2008), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), The Bourne Legacy (20012), Need for Speed (2014), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) through to The Inhumans TV Series (2017) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).
He has also worked on several James Bond Films ranging from Never Say Never Again (1983), A View to A Kill (1985) through to Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
Dickey Beer will be at the show all day meeting fans, signing autographs, taking pictures, and also will be part of a special panel. For ticket info click HERE
Samantha is known for her work on the Cartoon JEM and the Holograms. Samantha voiced the JEM character through all 65 episodes of the cartoon series. Samantha also took part in one of the most significant and impactful episodes of the G1 Transformers cartoon. She voiced Autobot “Ariel” in the flashback episode that revealed the origin of Autobot Leader Optimus Prime! Ariel herself would later be rebuilt into the powerful leader of the female Autobots: Elita-One!
She will be avaliable for Autographs and Photos all day at #RC3. Ticket package info can be found HERE
For over 30 years Tim has been Inventing, Designing and Sculpting some of the most unusual toys to ever be marketed in the US and abroad. Once known as the "King of Gross" after co-creating in the 80's Sectaurs (Coleco) and Boglins (Mattel). Tim now launches his new line of horribleness the "TOTIMS"
Tim Started his career designing and building puppets for the Muppets. Most notable were the Mystics and the Slaves that he sculpted and designed for the movie the Dark Crystal guided by the incredible drawings of Brian Froud. He also worked on puppets for Sesame Street , Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock for which he created Traveling Matt. After Dark Crystal was launched he garnered his first toy sculpting gig with Hasbro creating the Garthim, Mystics and Lanstrider toys.
He has also created toys for Melissa and Doug toys, EK Success, Hasbro, Mattel, Coleco, Kenner, Ideal Lossirs, to mention just a few. Check out his website HERE
" The Man who Shot Luke Skywalker” will be at Really Cool Comic Con 2019. You certainly know his work... He's the man who shot the photography on tons of the packaging art for the vintage (and modern) Star Wars toys! He will be at the con all day selling his art, talking with fans, and he will also be hosting a panel.
Check out Kim's web site HERE
It's a great archive of his art, you can buy prints of the photos that appear on Star Wars packaging! Made from the original negatives. Meet him and be sure to check out his panel
Legendary Motown Funk Brothers Band Member Dennis Coffey!!!
By the late 1960s as a member of the Funk Brothers studio band, Coffey played on dozens of recordings for Motown Records, and introduced a hard rock guitar sound to Motown
In 1971, Coffey recorded "Scorpio" which was a million selling instrumental single that peaked in the US at number nine on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. On January 8, 1972 Coffey became the first white artist to perform on the television show Soul Train, playing "Scorpio".
Dennis Coffey was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of the Funk Brothers in 2010 and as a solo artist in 2018
Dennis will be at the show all day hanging out with us talking Motown, Music, and of course sharing stories from his memoir Gutars, Bars, and Motown Superstars.
Bill Messner- Loebs
William “Bill” Messner-Loebs is an American comic book artist and writer from Michigan who wrote runs of series published by Marvel, DC, Image, Comico, Aardvark-Vanaheim, Dark Horse, and other comics publishers.
Bill worked on the following titles; Jonny Quest, Jezebel Jade, Doctor Fate, The Flash, Thor, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Jaguar, Wasteland, Wonder Woman, Grim Jack, The MAXX among others. Additionally he has both written and drawn original creator-owned works, such asJourney: The Adventures of Wolverine MacAlistaire and Bliss Alley - Alchemy at Street Level.
He received an Inkpot Award in 1987, the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book for his work on The Flash in 1992, was nominated for an Eisner Award as Best Writer forJohnny Quest in 1998, and was given the Bill Finger Award for Writing Excellence in 2017.
Bill is currently working with Michigan based indie comic, YEET Presents and is available for commissions. You can find him on Facebook HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tawny is an award winning creator of large scale puppetry, impressionistic creatures, pop-culture costumes, sci-fi/fantasy armor, and historically accurate costume reproductions. She is also a fine artist in oils, sculpting and textiles. She specializes in the production of unique, lightweight, large scale creatures with elaborate costuming; bringing animated creatures to life.
She has been a master musician and educator for over 20 years, and is formally recognized for excellence in teaching. Tawny continues to teach music while spending her free time teaching costuming, cosplaying and special effects classes to local youth and communities.
Check out her work HERE and on social media @tawnylettscostumes
House of 1,000 Glue Sticks
House of 1,000 Glue Sticks is a family of cosplayers from the Grand Rapids area. Thayne and Jennifer Dunahee have been cosplaying together with their four kids since 2014, but their cosplay journey began long ago with a love of Halloween. House of 1,000 Glue Sticks is about designing and creating together as a family. Everyone gets involved and their house is always filled with costumes and props in various stages of construction. Their most ambitious project to date is an 18 foot long mechanical dragon puppet/costume based on a Frost Dragon from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Frosty, as the family affectionately calls him, took three years to build.
You can find this family cosplay group on Instagram HERE and their Facebook HERE.
iCon Video Game Tournament
Test your Video Gaming skills Vs. the iCon team, your friends, and family in fighting tournament games like Dragon Ball Fighterz, Super Smash Bros 4, Naruto Ninja Storm 4, Tekken 7 and more!!! There will be awesome prizes, tons of really cool art, and you can get your face painted!!
The Michigan Misfits Costuming Battalion(commonly shortened to MMB) is a group of sci-fi based cosplayers from Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes region. It was founded in September of 2014 as a Halo based group, however, has grown to include many more games and even a Living History detachment, but maintains a fairly heavy Halo influence. The groups aim is to coordinate events in and around Michigan, including events such as conventions, parades and other smaller events.
Build-a-Figure Swap Meet
For all the toy collectors out there, if you collect Marvel legends or DC Multiverse then you for sure have a gallon size zip lock bag full of arms, legs, and random BAF (build-a-figure) parts. Meet up at 2pm at Really Cool Comic Con to Buy, Sell, and Trade your extra limbs to build your BAF!!