Friday, August 3, 2012

9th Annual Carnival of Stars Belly Dance & Comic Art Festival In Richmond August 4-5

WHAT: Latifa and Alexandria present the Ninth Annual Carnival of Stars Belly Dance & Comic Art Festival - an All-Ages, Family-Friendly World Dance and Art Extravaganza!
WHERE: Richmond Memorial Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza (27th and Nevin), Richmond, CA 94804
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2012, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days
TICKETS: Adults: $15. Children under 12, $6. Parking: FREE
WHO: Top Belly Dance Performers, Famous Comic Book Artists, and an
International Bazaar with Mediterranean Cuisine.
Come to the most unique cultural event in the Bay Area, combining comic books and belly dancing with live musical performances and panel discussions! This year the festival will be bigger and better than ever, with two days of non-stop professional belly dance performances by top Local and World Artists. Performers converge on the stage, solo after solo, troupe after troupe, while audience members are free to watch and shop at the numerous vendors' booths, and also to savor delectable Mediterranean Cuisine! The International Market features a wide range of gifts: dance costumes and accessories, jewelry, arts and crafts, rare and collectible comic books, graphic novels, toys, artwork, books, trading cards, and Hollywood Memorabilia! Dancers of all skill levels can participate in workshops, intensive training and free dance classes with the Masters and Pioneers of Belly Dance!
Special Media Guests this year include: Underground and Political Comix Legend (Saturday Only) Spain Rodriguez (Zap Comix, Zodiac Mindwarp), Horror-Host John Stanley (Creature Features), Counter-Culture Author and Publisher Dan Fogel (Cherry Poptart, Underground Price & Grading Guide), Special Effects and Makeup Master Ed Martinez (The Dead and the Damned), Punk-Metal Monster Artist Jose Angeles, Bruce Simon (Savage Humor, Party Comics), Richard Becker (Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, How To Draw The Marvel Heroes), Greg Beda (PostmodernAnXst), Pepper Alexandria (Belly Dance Comix), Jim White (Clone Comics), and More!
Fan-Favorite and legendary Cosplay and Costume Contest with cash prizes takes place Saturday at 3 pm, with more cash prizes than ever!
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