Special Guests

Linda Miller

Linda Jo Miller enjoyed a successful career as a model and an actress, best known for her starring role in KING KONG ESCAPES.

Upon graduating high school, Linda moved to Japan with her family in 1965, where she enrolled in a charm school for young women. The Tokyo school also served as a modeling agency, supplying Western talent for advertising and commercials in Japan. She soon began appearing on television in ENGLISH FOR MILLIONS (百万人の英語) with James B. Harris, a 30-minute language program utilized to teach English in Japanese schools.

Linda was regularly featured on the cover of popular magazines such as Josei Seven and Mademoiselle, as well as in numerous print advertisements for Noritake China, which garnered interest from producer Arthur Rankin. Rankin cast her as Lieutenant Susan Watson in KING KONG ESCAPES (キングコングの逆襲 ), opposite co-stars Rhodes Reason and Akira Takarada. Widely distributed in the USA and throughout the world, the Toho sci-fi film cemented Linda’s place in popular culture as she joined the prestigious ranks of King Kong’s cinematic leading ladies.

She had a supporting role in another Japanese/USA co-production, THE GREEN SLIME (ガンマー第 3 号 宇宙大作戦) for Toei and MGM, the cast of which was almost entirely comprised of American and European actors. Linda also guest-starred in a TV episode of SEVEN FACES of MAN (七つの顔の男), an hour-long detective series produced by Toei in late 1967.

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James Pascoe

James Pascoe is an artist/inker who attended the San Francisco Academy of Art, and broke into comics working on Prototype and Wrath for the Ultraverse. His 30 year comics career includes Azrael, Batman/Punisher, Empire, Adventures Of Superman, Action Comics, Titans, L.E.G.I.O.N, Thor, X-Men, Gambit, Aliens Vs. Predator and Magic: The Gathering for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Valiant. The Empire mini-series was nominated for an Eisner Award. James is currently working on a series of covers, and is illustrating the California Tarot - Shadows & Light tarot card deck.

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Chris Marrinan

Chris Marrinan graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, with a BFA in Illustration. He began his art career doing advertising illustration, but quickly gravitated toward comics. Beginning with small publishers Eclipse, and then Heroic Comics, he then began finding steady work with Marvel and DC Comics. Chris has drawn comics for many publishers over the years, including Dark Horse and Image Comics, where he created his own titles, HeadHunters, and Ms. Fortune. Currently, Chris is working on projects with Dark Horse (creator-owned Mike Fortune), and Heroic Publications Legends of the Champions. Chris has also worked on classic titles like Excalibur, Wonder Woman, Nova, and many more. Chris is also the artist on Commando Cody Monthly.

Peter Secosh

Peter Secosh is an American graphic artist born in San Francisco. He has worked on posters, board game logos, tattoos and storyboards. He has also worked on various comic books over the years. Credits include: The Bod (Image), Doll and Creature (Image), Elvira #108-111 (Claypool), Nocturnals: Troll Bridge, Vampirella Quarterly #1, Soul Searchers, The Software that Held The Developer Captive, Out with a Bang.

Tobe Daranouvong

Tobe, pronounced “2 B” and not “toe bee,” co-creator and artist of Alpha Q Comics (Villain Comic) and artist of Sumo Geisha, has wanted to draw comics since he picked up Silver Surfer #1 for $1.50 off of Lunar’s orange ice cream truck when he was 9 years old and after seeing how awesome a ninja turtle could be drawn, he set his heart on art. He created his way through school getting a degree in graphic design and illustration as well as Film from Sac State. During a horrific accident his drawing pencil was fused to his hand and Tobe is now ready to bring this story to life. He currently resides in Vacaville, CA with his talented and supportive wife, his daughter, who is the apple of his eye, and a tiger.

More guests to be announced!

All guests are subject to change. 

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To learn about our special guests from the previous years, please visit the convention archive: 2017, 2018, 2019

Powerhouse Comic Con
 

July 19th, 2020 | 10 AM - 5 PM

Alameda County Fairgrounds

4501 Pleasanton Ave

Pleasanton, CA 94566

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