May 03 2013

Oz Comic-Con 2013: the pop culture extravaganza returns to Melbourne

Oz Comic Con Perth - Image Credit: Cal Wood Photography

Oz Comic ConHere we go again. It’s that time of the year in Australia when the weather is turning colder, but the convention circuit is just hotting up. Oz Comic-Con is back in Melbourne for a second year, the 2013 tour has already seen over 27,000 people turn out in Perth and over 25,000 in Adelaide.

The gang have announced their list of guests (so far) for the Melbourne leg in July, and there’s a few things worth getting excited about. Cary Elwes, Shannen Doherty and Patricia Quinn headline a list of film, TV, voice actors and comics and publishing guests, that also include J. August Richards, a confirmed cast-member of the upcoming Agents of S.HI.E.L.D. TV spin-off. The comics guests are also

You’ll hopefully hear more about this on the podcast show or right here on behindthepanels.net!

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne: July 6th and 7th, 2013

Royal Exhibition Building – 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

9am-6pm, both days



Cary Elwes – The Princess Bride, Saw, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Shannen Doherty – Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, Heathers

Patricia Quinn – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Craig Parker – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Vengeance, Legend of the Seeker, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Tim Rose – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Thomas Dekker – Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Secret Circle, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Holly Marie Combs – Charmed, Pretty Little Liars

Brian Krause – Charmed

Raphael Sbarge – Once Upon a Time, The Guardian

Keegan Connor Tracy – Once Upon a Time, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Final Destination 2

Tia Carrere – Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World 2, Relic Hunter, Curb Your Enthusiasm

J. August Richards – Angel, Conviction



Rob Paulsen – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Biker Mice From Mars, Fairly OddParents, Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, The Transformers, Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes

Debi Derryberry – Monster High, Jimmy Neutron, The Lorax, Ice Age 2

Roger Bumpass – SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader ZIM

Bill Farmer – Disney legend that voiced numerous characters including Goofy. Credits include: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse; Robot Chicken; A Goofy Movie; An Extremely Goofy Movie; Toy Story; Space Jam; The Lorax, Cars; Destroy All Humans! (video game); Horton Hears a Who!; Son of the Mask, Monsters, Inc.; A Bug’s Life



Paul Abstruse – The Cyst, Witch King, The Big Burlesque Variety Show, Zombie Cities

Nicola Scott – DC titles Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Teen Titans, JSA (Justice Society of America)

Paul Mason – The Soldier Legacy

David Yardin – Marvel titles X-Factor, Astonishing X-Men, Storm, District X; DC titles Joker’s Asylum: Killer Croc, Wonder Woman Secret Files; Image Comics’ Aria and Wicked

Jon Sommariva – Go Boy 7 (Dark Horse), Gemini (Image Comics), Free Realms (Wildstorm/DC)

Jason Palmer – Illustrator best known for his work on Firefly and Serenity

Tristan Jones – Ghostbusters (IDW), Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Mirage Studios), Infestation: Teenage Mutant Turtles (IDW)

Dean Rankine – Simpsons Comics’ The Adventures of Itchy and Scratchy, Spider-Pig, Milhouse and the Gang

Phil Jimenez – DC’s Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis, Adventure Crisis

Colin Wilson – Star Wars (IDW), The Losers (DC), Gears of War (Wildstorm/DC), 2000AD

Bobby .N – Gestalt Publishing’s Digested, Flinch, Witheld

Tom Taylor – The Deep: Here Be Dragons, The Example, Rombies, Star Wars: Bobba Fett is Dead (Dark Horse), Darth Maul: Death Sentence (Dark Horse), Rocketeer Adventures (IDW), Star Wars: Invasion (Dark Horse), The Authority (Wildstorm/DC), Rose and Thron (DC), Injustice: Gods Among Us (DC)

Queenie Chan – The Dreaming (TOKYOPOP), In Odd We Trust, Odd Is On Our Side, House of Odd, The Boy’s Book of Positive Quotations

Andrew Constant – Torn, Broken Line

Justin Randall – 30 Days of Night (IDW), Eben & Stella (IDW), Silent Hill (IDW), Changing Ways (Gestalt)

Stewart McKenny – Super Friends (DC), Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (Dark Horse), Captain America (Marvel), Star Wars Tales (Dark Horse)

Wolfgang Bylsma – Gestalt Publishing

Freddie E Williams II – DC titles JSA Allstars, Robin Origin, Captain Atom

Tom Raney – Marvel’s Alpha Flight, Ultimate X-Men, Annihilation: Conquest, Black Widow: Deadly Origin, Civil War: The Return, Secret Invasion: Inhumans, Avengers Academy, Thor, Uncanny X-MenDark Reign: Hawkeye; DC Comics’ Outsiders; Image Comics’ DV8, Stormwatch

Christian Read – Witch King, The Watch, The Eldritch Kid: Hate and Wisky (Gestalt), Star Wars Tales (Dark Horse)

Image credit: Oz Comic Con Perth – Cal Wood Photography