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Feature Guests of 2019

Feature Guest:  Ghostbusters: Ernie Hudson   

Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore in the original Ghostbusters film and the 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II, has also enjoyed a long acting career with such roles Warden Leo Glen in HB0’s Oz and Sgt. Albrecht in The Crow. 


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The Iron Man HulkBuster: Thomas DePetrillo 
Presented by: Hofmann

Thomas DePetrillo started making "Extreme" costumes 22 years ago, mostly for Halloween costume contests. He joined the cosplay community in 2009 with his first of 6 Bumblebee cosplays. Since that point he has made cosplay his full time career, and employs a team under him. He has clients like Chevy, Caribbean Cruise, Disney, Sky Network, Duck Tape and Hasbro. Extreme Costumes has also won multable awards, including best in show at New York Comic Con and Anime Expo, Americas largest comic con and anime conventions. His work is also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records four times, for the worlds largest mobile cosplays.

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Heroes Hideout Presented:   WWE DIVA LITA   

Lita made her WWE debut in 2000 alongside Essa Rios and quickly led him to the Light Heavyweight Championship that February, though the pair would split a few months later. Lita then hooked up with The Hardy Boyz to form Team Xtreme, beginning a partnership that would last nearly five years. The agile Diva won her first of four Women's Championships from Stephanie McMahon in August 2000.

Feature Comic Writer: Mark Waid

Comic creator Mark Waid, popular writer of Daredevil, The Flash, Archie, Ant-Man & the Wasp, and his creator-owned properties. Mark Waid has enjoyed an astounding career in comics chronicling the careers of nearly every major character.  He has also been involved with every major company as well as his own projects.  Beyond that, Waid has also been a comics retailer and a digital innovator.

Puppeteer, Puppet Fabricator, and Producer: Bill Diamond

Bill created the Stuffin Puppets in the late 70's, worked on shows like “Stuffy’s Place” and “Bill Diamond's Land of the Moonshins" in the 80’s and created “Dr. Rock’s Dinosaur Adventure” for Fox Television in the 90’s.

Bill built and operated the puppets for the "Little Shop of Horrors" road tours that have traveled across the country since the 80’s.


Youtube Guest

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The Nostalgia Critic

"The Nostalgia Critic" is a wonderfully funny and always amusing web series that turns film criticism from simple reviewing into a form of entertainment. This show is part of a new generation of reviewing, following in the footsteps of Internet review sites rather than traditional print or TV media, like Siskel and Ebert or Gene Shalit. The Nostalgia Critics snarky style seems to derive inspiration from written humor-based movie review sites, and combines their style with the visual showmanship of the countless wannabe instant celebrities possessing web cameras and Youtube accounts. 

TV Celebrity Guest

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Butch Patrick "Eddie Munster"

Butch Patrick is synonymous with pop culture and the loveable character of Eddie Munster from the iconic television show, The Munsters! A character role that he embraces for the millions of fans who love The Munsters! Whether you have seen Butch on TV or have had the opportunity to meet him in person, you got a glimpse of who he is....genuine.

Comic Creator Guests

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Ahoy Comics Presents:       Tom Peyer  and Frank Cammuso

Tom Peyer: Originally a cartoonist in the Syracuse New Times, Tom quickly became a founding editor of DC’s groundbreaking Vertigo imprint. He is now well-regarded as both a writer and an editor. Some of his better-known stories include Batman ’66, Hourman and Legion of Super-Heroes for DC, Marvel Apes and The Punisher for Marvel and The Simpsons for Bongo Comics. In 2016, Peyer’s AfterShock Comics series Captain Kid, written with Mark Waid, featured a unique spin on a standard superhero trope: a middle-aged man who becomes a teenage super-hero.  
Now as Editor-in-Chief at AHOY Comics, Peyer and his team are committed to making comics fun again. This new publishing imprint has defied expectations, creating recent hits such as The Wrong Earth, High Heaven and EDGAR ALLEN POE’S Snifter of Terror.


Frank Cammuso: Frank Cammuso is the author/illustrator of the graphic novel series of Amulet Books’ The Misadventures of Salem Hyde. He also created the graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table for publisher Graphix/Scholastic. Frank drew the comic Otto’s Orange Day and Otto’s Backwards Day for Toon-Books. He also wrote and drew his self-published graphic novel Max Hamm Fairy Tale Detective, for which he received an Eisner nomination. Cammuso had been a political cartoonist for local newspaper, The Post Standard His award-winning cartoons have been reprinted in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Newsweek.
Most recently at AHOY Comics, Cammuso serves as Chief Creative Officer. He also contributes his unique artist talents, most notably via his brilliant send-up of golden age sidekick stories. Cammuso also teaches sequential illustration as a professor at Syracuse University.

Sports Guest

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Heroes Hide Out Presents:       DOC GOODEN

Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden / "Dr. K":  is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Gooden pitched from 1984 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched ​2,800 2⁄3 innings and posted a win–loss record of 194–112, with a 3.51 earned run average (ERA), and 2,293 strikeouts.


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Cosplay Judge: Shadow Of The Bat

The Shadow of the Bat is a Local NY Cosplayer and Guest Judge for the 2019 Salt City Comic Con Cosplay Contest. He is well known for his Batman, Flash and Captain America Cosplay. He has been a frequent guest at NY Conventions and Charity Events. Shadow of the Bat will be walking around the Show Floor both days for Photo Opportunities. He will be helping cosplayers register for the Cosplay Contest within the Cosplay Area Saturday and Sunday. 

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Cosplay Judge: Amazon Phenomenon

The Amazon Phenomenon is a Local NY Cosplayer and Guest Judge for the 2019 Salt City Comic Con Cosplay Contest. She is well known for her SheHulk and Cat Woman Cosplay. She is a frequent guest at NY Conventions and Charity Events. Amazon Phenomenon will be walking around the Show Floor both days for Photo Opportunities. She will be helping cosplayers register for the Cosplay Contest within the Cosplay Area Saturday and Sunday. 

Mandalorian Mercs

The Mandalorian Mercs will be in full force within the Destiny USA Canyon Area for Photo Opportunities and unforgettable interactions! Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club (MMCC) has quickly grown to be one of the largest global Star Wars™ fan organizations.The Mandalorian Mercs, in true homage to the characters they portray, have changed and adapted over the years to support the growing amounts of people interested in Mandalorian costuming. In 2011 Mandalorian Mercs was recognized by LucasFilm LTD. as the “Elite Mandalorian Costuming Organization.” 


Ghostbusters of Buffalo and CNY are Teaming up and bringing exciting and interactive fun to this year's Salt City Comic Con Show Floor! You do not want to miss your chance to hang out with these Ghostbusters.


CNY Ghostbusters: The Ghostbusters of CNY is an Upstate NY fan group created to highlight any and all supernatural activity (Ghostbusters Content) in the UPSTATE, NY area.

This is a group which was created just for fun and to occasionally provide charitable related services to certain groups and organizations within our community. This group is in no way affiliated with any other groups, companies, or organizations.


Buffalo Ghostbusters: In the 2nd largest city in NY, a group of young heroes has opened up shop to take down ghosts and demons who threaten the very well-being of Western NY. 


For over 25 years Ghostbusters has been busting a spiritual sense of course and nuking the spooks that wreak havoc on the good people of NYC. Now, in the 2nd largest city in NY, a group of young heroes has opened up shop to take down ghosts and demons who threaten the very well-being of Western NY and its surrounding areas. They're ready to believe you!


Make sure to check out the Wizard of Oz theme Characters on the Salt City Comic Con Show Floor.

The Oz-Stravaganza Community is here to entertain and educate people about the Oz Universe. They will be representing the longest running Wizard of Oz themed festival, held the first weekend in June each year in Chittenango, NY. The BIRTHPLACE of Oz author L. Frank Baum.

501st Legion of Imperial Storm Troopers : Garrison Excelsior

The members of Garrison Excelsior are the regional representatives of the global Star Wars costuming group known as the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers. Through group discussions and organized appearances, we strive to memorialize the Star Wars films and create an exciting atmosphere to fans and the general public. Members of the garrison promote unity, encourage the creativity of the art of costume making, assist charities by promoting and participating in their events, wear the detailed costumes at public appearances, and to strive EVER UPWARD

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