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ICCON brings geekdom to Space Coast

Cosplayers, comic artists, authors and up-and-comers expected at Saturday’s ICCON3, taking place at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa.
By Allison Walker Torres, Entertainment Reporter/Anchor
Last Updated: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:25 PM EDT

If you’ve ever wanted to become an honest-to-goodness comic book artist, you might get your inspiration on the Space Coast this weekend.

  • ICCON: July 1 at Space Coast Convention Center
  • Founded by comic book artist Terance Baker
  • Admission is $5

Independent Creators Connection is putting on its 3rd ICCON this Saturday at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa.

“We are a big family,” said ICCON founder and comic artist Terance Baker. “Ever since I created that group, it has just grown, from 25 people to over 7,500 people now. And it’s not slowing down.”

He’s organizing this – as a hobby.

“I, myself, am retired military,” he said. “My wife was in the military. We both have regular day jobs.”

Baker demoed a sketch of Superman during our “sneak peek” visit this week. He can pretty much draw anything, so if you’re into that kind of thing, he’s the guy with the brain to pick at ICCON.

For the fans of geekdom, a big part of this convention is acceptance.

“It doesn’t matter size, shape color – you know – what you do, who you are, where you come from,” said Baker’s wife.

Mark Newport has had his Captain Kirk costume for 15 years, something that has given him comfort.

“I ended up being an only child and legally blind,” he said. “I was bullied a lot at school and I looked at “Star Trek” as uplifting.”

ICCON is July 1 from 10 – 6 p.m. at 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa.

Admission is $5.

Here’s the schedule, at a glance:

10 – 10:30 a.m.
ICCON3 Starts
Speaker: Terance Baker
Venue: Space Coast Convention Center

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Corset Class
Speaker: Rebecca McGillicutty
Venue: Panel Room 1

12 – 1 p.m.
Community Building through Short Films
Speaker: Negative Normal
Venue: Panel Room 1

12 – 1 p.m.
DR Who Panel!!!
Speaker:
Venue: Panel Room 2

1 – 3 p.m.
Body Painting
Speaker: Rebecca McGillicutty
Venue: Panel Room 1

1 – 2 p.m.
CosPlay 101
Speaker: FLCA
Venue: Panel Room 2

2 – 3 p.m.
Pod Cast Panel
Speaker:
Venue: Panel Room 2

3 – 4 p.m.
Digital D&D: Table topping today
Speaker: Drake Austin
Venue: Panel Room 2

4 – 5 p.m.
CosPlay Contest
Speaker:
Venue: Outside Stage

For more information about ICCON, click here.

PamHarrison

Pam Harrison is one of the first and best known CGI artists in Independent Comics. Her work with the historical fiction series House of the Muses earned her the 2008 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant for Outstanding Series, and she continues her storytelling in a gripping sci-fi space opera adventure, A Deviant Mind, that far transcends its original LGBT audience. Her work has also appeared in ALPHABET Anthology, Dark Mischief horror anthology, Voices Against Bullying and more.
Her current series is the long-running scifi space opera A Deviant Mind, updating Sunday-Wednesday-Friday on http://adeviantmind.com/

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