It’s Monday evening, which means we have 4 more days before the weekend, and if you’re in Adelaide, the first big nerd convention of the year, Oz Comic Con!
If you’re like me you’re keen to get some video game related autographs from some of the well known guests who will be in attendance. The next question is probably, “Who’s there and what have they been in?” Well, allow me to do the legwork for you and point you in the right direction.
If you’re a diehard LucasArts fan then you are definitely going to the right show! Bring in the following Lucas related games to get signed:
Sam & Max Hit the Road – Bill Farmer
Full Throttle – Bill Farmer
Star Wars: Rebel Assault – Bill Farmer
Star Wars: Jedi Academy – Jason Marsden
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Jason Marsden
If you love your Final Fantasy, well Jason Marsden and Neil Kaplan were both in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Neil was in both Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2!
Jason Marsden also featured in the big hit of yesteryear: The Elder Scroll: Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas. If you got your copy signed by Chris Avellone at AVCon last year then it might be time to get a second signature on it!
Dead Rising is a series that has garnered a decent amount of both critical and commercial success. Did you know that Bill Farmer was in the game? As he is the voice of Goofy, he also features in the Kingdom Hearts series as well.
Neil Kaplan has a long list of games that he has featured in, including Skylanders, Skylanders Giants, Skylanders Swap Force, Baten Kaitos Origins, Bioshock Infinite and many more! I suggest checking out his profile online to see the full list.
Ms ‘Splosion Man is going to be at Oz Comic Con! Sadly while there is no box to get signed (the game was download only), Monica Rial, the voice of Ms ‘Splosion Man will be at Oz Comic Con. Monica was one of many Funimation voice actors who Chris Sabat called up to get involved in the Borderlands series. She has featured in Borderlands 2, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel and in the rather pricey One Piece: Unlimited Adventure.
Emma Caulfield and Amber Benson featured in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer games for XBox, PS2 and Gamecube.
I’m sure there are some that I missed! Have a scout around and see what you can find. In the meantime, I’m going to start going through my collection to see which of those games I have! Catch you there!
And don’t miss the Super Video Game Trivia Challenge on Sunday at 1:30 in Hall 4!!
Oz Comic-Con will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on April 18-19 and will feature a wide range of fun activities for attendees to enjoy, as well as a variety of film, television, voice actor and comic book guests. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase in a range of options from http://www.showclix.com/events/18185.
About Oz Comic-Con
Oz Comic-Con produces pop culture expos across Australia that celebrate TV shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, anime and gaming. The events feature multi-genre content from across the spectrum – appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions; creative workshops and master classes; and hard-to-find merchandise. Oz Comic-Con proudly supports local Australian talent and businesses in many areas, providing a platform to showcase Australian creativity and endeavours. Oz Comic-Con was created by Sydney-based company DCA Enterprises, who now work in partnership with international event organisers ReedPOP to produce the Oz Comic-Con shows. The ReedPOP portfolio includes New York Comic Con, C2E2, PAX (Prime, East and Australia), Star Wars Celebration, Emerald City Comicon and the UFC Fan Expo.