Suisun City

Comics, board game, video game come to Kroc Center

By From page A4 | June 26, 2014

SUISUN CITY — Comic book enthusiasts and video game lovers will flock to the Kroc Center on Saturday when a bigger, better Comikroc Comic Art and Game Expo opens its doors with more vendors, artists and gamers.

“It is a great event. It is a gathering for anyone interested in video games and comic art,” said Michael Brito, the Kroc Center’s director of operations.

Last year’s first Comikroc event was a small one, but this year’s will be bigger with more to offer, according to Brito, who has corralled a host of comic artists, independent comic and anime publishing houses, video gamers and fantasy authors.

The Suisun City Kroc Center, located at 586 E. Wigeon Way, is hosting the expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no fee to attend.

Local participants will include Waterfront Comics of Suisun City, the Vacaville-based independent comic book publisher Legends of Heroes and Villains, and the new Fairfield-based pop-up game store Bad Zero Games, which is using Comikroc as its grand opening.

Other independent comic publishers Brito said will be at the expo include Black Jack Comics out of Sacramento, Spider Dust Studio, Epic Chaos and HipHop Comics. Podcasters Panda Manga will be there as well as San Francisco Bay Area fantasy author John R. Fultz.

“We will have panels with several of the artists, comic book publishers and authors,” Brito said.

Panel subjects will include fantasy writing, podcasting, comic book artistry and starting up an independent comic publishing house, according to Brito.

One of the Kroc Center’s rooms will be set aside for showing video game trailers for the latest and upcoming releases. The center’s banquet room will have video games for demonstration and play.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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