Meadowlark Comic Con 2019
2019 markу the 40th anniversary of the popular science-fiction adventure television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and the Rogue Valley residents got set to celebrate the occasion at Meadowlark Comic Con on May 11th, 2019 with nobody but Buck himself.
Actor Gil Gerard, who portrayed the title character, made a rare Oregon appearance at Meadowlark Comic Con. Mr. Gerard was joined by Felix Silla who was responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki. Felix Silla is also known for playing Cousin Itt on The Addams Family and one of the Ewoks in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars fans were able to meet Richard Oldfield who appeared as Rebel fighter pilot Hobbie Klivian (Rogue 4) in The Empire Strikes Back and delivered the line to Carrie Fisher “Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?” An American actor, Richard Oldfield has been living and working in the UK since the 1960's, and his Meadowlark Comic Con appearance is a rare chance for Oregon fans to meet one of the original trilogy Star Wars actors.
Also appeared at Meadowlark Comic Con actors Rajia Baroudi and Alan Palmer who played the White Alien Ranger and the Black Alien Ranger respectively in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), and artists Chris Marrinan (Nova, Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange), Blacky Shepherd (Voltron, Pumpkinhead), Justin Hunt (Lady Death), and Chris Wisnia (Doris Danger: Giant Monster Adventures).
Meadowlark, the official superhero of the convention, brought to life by Medford's own Cosplaimee, and Colossus Girl, the leader of Team Colossus, brought to life by Atom Bomb Body, were greeting fans and taking pictures.
Fans of all ages came to meet celebrity guests and local artists and creators, shop from comic book and toy vendors, attend panels and watch "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" movie with Gil Gerard and Felix Silla, play video games, learn LARPing, play escape room, and compete in the cosplay contest where Ghostbusters took the first prize ($200 cash and a trophy).
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