Guests for Comicon 2015
Guests are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
 

Adam Yeater is the artist and publisher of the underground comic book called One Last Day. He creates prints, custom toys, and many other items related to this ongoing series. He is also known for his "cute monster" paintings. He is currently living in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and two children.

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Alex Gordon, author of the supernatural thriller Gideon, was born in the Northeast, grew up in the South, and now resides in the Midwest. She is currently working on Jericho, the follow-up to Gideon, and is having too much fun doing research. When she isn’t working, she enjoys watching sports and old movies, running, and the company of dogs. She dreams of someday adding the Pacific Northwest to the list of regions where she has lived. And maybe the south of France.

She also has never played for the Kansas City Royals.

www.alexgordon.net
Twitter: @alexgordon36
Tumblr: http://thealexgordonposts.tumblr.com

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Alexis Denisof is one of pop culture's most versatile and beloved actors. He will next be seen in the highly anticipated second season of MTV's acclaimed drama Finding Carter, the highest rated new cable show of 2014, in which Denisof plays Carter's complex father David. And he can be seen regularly as the charismatic villain Prince Viktor in NBC's Grimm.

Most recently Denisof appeared in the blockbuster's Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Avengers, as the mysterious villain, The Other.

His recent performance in one of Shakespeare's great roles is unforgettable as Benedick in Joss Whedon's comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The film, done in the original text, received outstanding reviews, especially for the quarreling lovers played by Denisof and Amy Acker. Also starring in the film are Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz.

Denisof's versatility was again on display in Bryan Singer's ground-breaking online sci-fi series H+ onYouTube, and in his recurring role as the hilarious news anchor Sandy Rivers on CBS's How I Met Your Mother.

But Denisof is perhaps best known to audiences as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce on the series Angel. A character he created for season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For over 100 episodes, Denisof played one of the most beloved characters of what has become known as the Whedonverse.

He began acting at a young age at Seattle's distinguished ACT and Bathhouse Theater, before being accepted to the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Upon graduating he was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in their acclaimed production of Hamlet starring Mark Rylance.

Denisof made his film debut in the British film Murder Story opposite Christopher Lee. Denisof has appeared in such films asFirst Knight, Rogue Trader, True Blue, Innocent Lies, and the Sundance Film festival hit, The Misadventures of Margeret.

While in London, Denisof enjoyed an equally prolific stage career in the West End productions of Cyrano de Bergerac, A Tale of Two Cities, Tovarich, and Bent with Sir Ian McKellen. Denisof also enjoyed success in other theater productions, including Rope, Cain, Pointe Valaine, and All My Sons.

Aside from his extensive theater and film experience, Denisof is also a veteran of television including NBC's Noah's Ark, Private Practice, Dollhouse and the popular British series, Sharpe, Faith, and Romeo and Juliet.

Denisof is married to actress Alyson Hannigan, with whom he has two daughters.

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Alyson Hannigan has had a widely varied career, captivating audiences both television and film. She recently starred on CBS' hit Emmy Nominated comedy How I Met Your Mother, where she won numerous accolades including a People's Choice Award.  On the film side, she most recently appeared in American Wedding for Universal Pictures.  The American Pie series is the most popular feature comedy franchise of all time with over a billion in revenue.  Previously on the small screen, Hannigan starred in the hugely popular and critically acclaimed drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Amy K. Nichols is the author of YA science fiction novels Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone, published by Knopf. She holds a master’s in literature and studied medieval paleography before switching her focus to writing fiction. Insatiably curious, Amy dabbles in art, studies karate, tries to understand quantum physics, and has a long list of things to do before she dies. She lives with her family outside Phoenix, AZ. In the evenings, she enjoys counting bats and naming stars. Sometimes she names the bats.

Visit her online at www.amyknichols.com.

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Andy Runton is the creator of the graphic novel series Owly, first published in 2005 by Top Shelf. Before he worked on Owly he was a graphic designer. His artwork is a reflection of his affection for wildlife. Andy currently resides in Atlanta, GA. In 2005, Runton won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. His work was also nominated for "Best Publication for a Younger Audience" in Eisner Awards the same year, which he won in 2006.

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Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel Ancillary Justice. She has also published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story Hesperia and Glory was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition, edited by Rich Horton. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

www.annleckie.com
Twitter: @ann_leckie

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Aprilynne Pike is an internationally best-selling American author best known for her debut novel Wings, which was released in English on May 5, 2009. Her first novel debuted as a New York Times best-seller and reached the #1 spot on the Children's Best Seller list, making Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009. Her second novel likewise debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. When her debut series reached three books and was moved to the New York Times best-selling Children's Series list, it became a best-selling series. Illusions and Destined also debuted on the USA Today Bestseller list, which combines books across all genres. Recent releases include Life After Theft, Earthbound, and Sleep No More.

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Founded to provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the Arizona Avengers is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.

The Arizona Avengers is a Marvel Comics fan club dedicated to celebrating the Marvel Universe through costuming. The Avengers is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Arizona Avengers seeks to promote interest in reading Marvel Comics through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Marvel Comics-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

The Arizona  Avengers recognizes it holds no claim over the costumes and characters it portrays. The members of the Arizona Avengers acknowledge and accept that while in costume, we represent the Marvel Entertainment brand and will do so professionally and responsibly at all times. 

Website: http://www.arizonaavengers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arizonaavengers

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArizonaAvengers

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Formed in June of 2008, Cactus Brick is a group of adult (over 18 only) fans of LEGO who collect, build, play with, and share ideas about the LEGO hobby.  We meet officially on a monthly basis and present our creations at public displays throughout the year.  Please feel free to attend one of our meetings or find us at one of our public displays.

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Comic book illustrator Armand Villavert Jr. and I'm a comic book illustrator whose published works include three children's manga from Tokyopop entitled ZAPT! and a story in the Princess Ai anthology, which he both wrote and illustrated. Currently, Armand is working on the Image Comics project Gladstones's School for World Conquerors with writer Mark Smith. He also works on webcomics and video game illustrations.

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Arthur Adams is an award-winning artist who became an immediate fan favorite as the penciler on the critically acclaimed 1985 Longshot mini-series. His decades-spanning career has included cover and interior work on such titles as Batman, Superman, Avengers, Spider-man, X-Men, New Mutants, Gen 13, Godzilla, The Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, Ultimate X, and Hulk, just to name a few.

He is also the creator, writer and artist on Monkeyman and O'Brien. More recently, in addition to covers to many of Marvels top books, Adams illustrated Guardians of the Galaxy Team Up #1 for Marvel.

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Autumn Ivy grew from a young caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly discovered by her mix of poetry and short story samples posted online. She now writes and co-creates with long time friend and mentor Raven Gregory. Their forthcoming series, "Widow's Web," will be published in 2015. Currently, she resides in Tucson, AZ with her three dogs, two cats, two snakes, one gecko and a completely unhealthy obsession with all things Cosplay and video games alike. Now please for the love of all that is holy, help her get somewhere less hot.

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AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. is a large group of Doctor Who cosplayers and fans raising awareness and funds for charity, focused on spreading the word about our favorite science fiction series. This year at Phoenix Comicon, AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. will be holding raffles benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Be sure to stop by our booth in the Exhibitor Hall to see our full-scale TARDIS, have your picture taken with the Daleks, K-9 and various Doctors. While you’re there, don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets!

Website: www.aztardis.org

 

 
Facebook group page/forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AZTARDIS/
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Golden Globe and Tony Award winning stage and screen actor Barry Bostwick is known for playing Brad Majors in the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. On television, he's known for his roles as Mr. Tyler in What I Like About You, Mayor Randall Winston in Spin City, and the father of the President in Scandal.

Born in San Mateo, California, Bostwick attended San Diego's United States International University's School for the Performing Arts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University. Starting his career on stage, he performed in numerous productions including Take Her, She's Mine, War and Peace, The Misanthrope, Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, Hamlet, and Grease. He broke into films with Jennifer on My Mind, and could also be seen in Road Movie, The Wrong Damn Film, and of course, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

After the success of Rocky Horror, Bostwick returned to Broadway with his Tony-nominated role in They Knew What They Wanted. He won a Tony in 1977 for his role in The Robber Bridegroom, and went on to perform in She Loves Me, The Pirates of Penzance, Nick & Nora, before returning to film and TV. Some of his credits include Spin City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Scrubs, Ugly Betty, Supernatural, Phineas and Ferb, Research., Scandal, Cougar Town, and even appeared in the Glee episode The Rocky Horror Glee Show.

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Individual Photo Op: $30
Individual Photo at Table: $10
Rocky Horror Group Autograph: $50 for all three
Rocky Horror Group Photo Op: $50 with all three guests
Rocky Horror Group Photo at Table: $20 with all three guests
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Ben 'hbi2k' Creighton is an Internet satirist and freelance video editor specializing in helping very smart people communicate their ideas to the unwashed masses. Heard of the TED talks? They're crap; Ben does it better. As part of Team Four Star, he is best known as the voice of Nail, Farmer With Shotgun, and Alexander Anderson. His latest solo project is Berserk: The Abridged Movies.

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Bennett R. Coles is a military science fiction author with Titan Books of London. His first novel, Virtues of War, was the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 Cygnus Awards for science fiction and winner of the Blue Ribbon in the military SF category. Originally self-published, Virtues of War is being re-released through Titan in June 2015, with two more books in the series scheduled for 2016 and 2017.

In 2010 he founded the publishing house Promontory Press, which is dedicated to giving talented new authors their shot at the traditional market. The 36 authors published to date with Promontory have between them been recipients or finalists in 16 literary awards, including the Hugo and the Nebula.

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Bernie Bregman is a staple of the nerd community. As a cosplayer he has one of the most shared images on the internet: his Dark Helmet from Spaceballs cosplay has likely crossed your timeline once or twice and his Ace Ventura, Caesar Flickerman from the Hunger Games, Mugatu from Zoolander, and Kirk Kefner, complete with Trek Bunnies, are also staples at any major convention. Through his company, Nerds Like Us, Bernie has produced dozens of nerd-centric events from conventions to parties to midnight movie screenings of 80s and 90s nerd classics from your childhood. In June 2014 Bernie launched Club Cosplay, a classic rockin’ nightclub experience that caters to and is safe for nerds and it’s coming to a city near you soon!

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Beth Cato is the author of The Clockwork Dagger steampunk fantasy series from Harper Voyager. The newest book, The Clockwork Crown, is out in June. She's a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato

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Beth Sotelo got her start in 2001 as a colorist for Top Cow Productions (Magdalena Vol 2, Witchblade/Wolverine). Since then she has colored comics for Marvel (New X-Men Vol 1, Wolverine: Killing Made Simple Vol 1), DC (Brightest Day Vol 1, Supergirl Vol 5), and Aspen Comics (Fathom Vol 4, Soulfire Vol 2) Currently, Beth is writing and drawing her creator-owned book titled “Grump” which was successfully funded through Kickstarter.

www.BethSotelo.com
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William (Billy) Tucci is the award-winning creator, writer and artist of the graphic novel series Shi. Through Billy’s own company, Crusade Fine Arts, the multi-Eisner Award nominated Shi has been printed in four languages and has sold more than 4 million comic books.
 
A graduate of the New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, the former paratrooper has also created and published the properties ATOMIKA, Gremlin Effect, Victoria Cross, The Burning Blue and The Undaunted. His work has been featured in The New York Times, NY Daily News, Newsday, Elle and Playboy. In 2006 he pencilled Marvel's Heroes for Hire title, and in 2008 he commenced working on DC Comic's Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion. Tucci has also been working on animation and film projects. Shi has been featured on FOX, NBC, and E! television. You can find more info on Billy Tucci at his company’s website, www.crusadefinearts.com
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Brett currently works for DC Comics drawing The Flash. Some of his past works include art for Teen Titans, Justice League of America, The Larfleeze Christmas Special, Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, Backlash, Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn, Thundercats Dogs of War and various others. He also, when the mood strikes, works as a paleoaritst, with artwork appearing on BBC news, Fox News and scientific papers. He currently resides in the Desert southwest, with his wife Jess and his dogs.

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Orphan(0) : Brett Booth (guest_id=567) : categories=Comics;
 

Brett Smith is a professional color artist for Marvel & DC Entertainment. His recent projects include Batman Eternal, Harley Quinn, Wolverines and Guardians Team Up.

Brett was born in Phoenix and raised there as well as parts of Colorado. He studied Fine Art at Scottsdale Community College and in September of 2001 graduated from the Art Institute of Phoenix earning a BFA in Animation. Brett made made his start in the comic industry in 1995 when he was hired on as an in-house color artist for Chaos Comics and then again in 2001 when he was hired on as an in-house color artist for Hi-Fi Color Design. Since then he has have had the good fortune of over 20 years working with the industry's major publishers and artists; as well as contributing to multiple premier properties & licenses. To see his work and learn more please visit, www.brs76.com.

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Orphan(0) : Brett R. Smith (guest_id=1213) : categories=Comics;
 

Brian Augustyn is an award-winning comic book editor and writer. His most notable works are The Flash from 1989 to 2000, The Justice League franchise from 1992 to 1996 and Impulse from 1995 to 1996. Brian also wrote DC's first-ever "Elseworlds" graphic novel, 'Batman: Gotham by Gaslight' in 1989; this was followed by a sequel in 1991. He has written (or cowritten) many comics and graphic novels over a 28 year career. JLA Year One, Crimson, Out there, The Imperial Guard, BPRD, Go-Boy 7, and hundreds more.

In 1993, Brian was honored with a GLAD special award for the Flash, and in 1994, was recognized for his work with the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Editor. Augustyn is a freelance writer and editor and lives in the Phoenix area.

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Brian McClellan is the author of The Powder Mage trilogy, an epic flintlock fantasy series from Orbit books. He studied writing under Brandon Sanderson and is an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction. His hobbies include tabletop and computer gaming, making homemade jam, and keeping a hive of honeybees. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two dogs, and cat.

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Brian Pulido's words and creations have been infecting the world of comics and beyond, creating a legacy of edgy characters and stories with a dark, sensibility that has influenced pop culture and made underground images mainstream.

Pulido's experience ranges from award-winning comic book writing and publishing, to screenwriting, producing and directing. He founded Chaos! Comics and has published and written hundreds of comics including "Lady Death," "Evil Ernie" and licensed comics including "A Nightmare on Elm St.," "Chucky," "Friday The 13th" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

He is on The Hero Initiative's fundraising board, has received the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Defender of Liberty Award and is the Chief Creative Officer for Mischief Maker Studios.

Pulido wrote and directed the feature film "The Graves," starring Tony Todd (Candy Man) distributed by Syfy, Lionsgate, Netflix and Fear.net.

He is the co-writer of "Lady Death," a monthly series from Boundless Comics and the owner of Coffin Comics Shop, crafters of authentically limited Lady Death editions.

For more info, visit:

www.BrianPulidoDirector.com
www.BrianPulido.com
www.MischiefMakerStudios.com
www.KillerGnome.com
www.TheGravesMovie.com
www.TheresSomethingOutThere.com
www.LadyDeathUniverse.com
www.CoffinComicsShop.com

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After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decade, Brian began writing epic fantasy. His first book, The Emperor's Blades, debuted to both critical and popular acclaim, and the second in the trilogy, The Providence of Fire, has also garnered rave reviews:

"Loved every second of it [...] a full, immersive, magical, and exciting world, with characters to match." - Fantasy Faction, 10/10 stars

“Following in the footsteps of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie... Brutal, intriguing and continuing to head toward exciting events and places unknown." - Kirkus, starred review

"Staveley complicates the moral scheme with plausible villains and shaky political alliances." - Publishers Weekly

Brian lives on a steep dirt road in the mountains of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and adventuring, not necessarily in that order. He can be found on Twitter at @brianstaveley, Facebook as brianstaveley, and Google+ as Brian Staveley. His blog, On the Writing of Epic Fantasy, can be found at: bstaveley.wordpress.com.

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Born in Las Vegas, Charisma Carpenter studied classical ballet and entered many local beauty contests before attending Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts, where she graduated in 1988. She was discovered by an agent while waiting tables in L.A. to save money for college and began working in theatrical productions and appearing in more than twenty commercials. Her first television role was an appearance on Baywatch followed by a starring role on Malibu Shores.

In 1996, Charisma was cast as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer where she held the role for three seasons before moving to the spin-off series Angel. Alongside David Boreanaz, she continued to play Cordelia for an additional four seasons, with return appearances for the 100th episode.

After Buffy and Angel, Charisma had a three episode guest appearance on Charmed, a recurring role on Miss Match, Veronica Mars and Greek, and also made guest appearances on Burn Notice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Supernatural, Blue Bloods, and Sons of Anarchy among other roles.

Charisma has also gone on to appear in films including Psychosis, Crash Site, and portrayed the character Lacy in both The Expendables and The Expendables 2.

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Cherie Priest is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Cherie’s short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband, a big shaggy dog, and a fat black cat.

Photo credit Libby Bulloff.
http://www.cheriepriest.com
Twitter @cmpriest

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Chris is no stranger to Star Trek. Having spent time on the original series sets with his dad. He began his acting adventure on the Enterprise in 1979 appearing in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. That was the first of several appearances on the beloved ship. His most recent trek put him in the transporter room of the critically acclaimed Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).  In Star Trek (2009) Chris was sharing the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg. Chris has also done several character voice-overs for the Starship Farragut animated episodes, including that of the iconic engineer himself

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Orphan(0) : Chris Doohan (guest_id=890) : categories=Film and TV;
 

Christian Zanier is an illustrator known for illustrating Hydraxon's Tale in BIONICLE 6: The Underwater City and also The Exile's Tale & Fall and Rise of the Skrall in BIONICLE 8: Legends of Bara Magna. He is also known for illustrating several comics titles and three omnibus like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Ghost for Dark Horse Comics.

http://bionicle.wikia.com/wiki/Christian_Zanier

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Christopher Lloyd is best known for playing Doc Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi.

Lloyd has used his vocal talents in animation, frequently voicing villains. He provided voice to the character The Hacker on the animated PBS series Cyberchase. Lloyd has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award, and has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.

Lloyd attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and studied with renowned acting teacher Sanford Meisner. He appeared in more than 200 stage productions before segueing into film with his debut in 1975 as Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Jack Nicholson.

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Orphan(0) : Christopher Lloyd (guest_id=1210) : categories=Film and TV;
 

Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Han in Blue Gender, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ashe in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood, Austria in Hetalia and many more. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf and others.

Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ and more.

As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day - The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He plays Dr. McCoy in the streaming series, Star Trek Continues.

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Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He is the author of the novels Blackbirds, Mockingbird, The Blue Blazes, The Cormorant, and Under the Empyrean Sky. He is an alumni of the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and is the co­-author of the Emmy­ nominated digital narrative Collapsus. He lives in Pennsyltucky with wife, son, and two dopey dogs. You can find him on Twitter @ChuckWendig and at his website, terribleminds.com, where he frequently dispenses dubious and very­ NSFW advice on writing, publishing, and life in general.

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Curtis "Takahata101" Arnott is one of the co-creators, co-writers, and voice actors of Team Four Star! His most notable roles include Nappa, Bardock, Super Kami Guru, Lord Slug, Dende, and Cell in DragonBall Z Abridged. He is also known as the creator/head writer of Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, in which he plays Alucard. He's provided voices for several other online series such as Dartz and Krump in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, as well as Sasuke's Brother (Itachi) and The Rower in Naruto Spoof.

He is also the voices of Deadpool and Shadow The Hedgehog in ScrewAttack's DeathBattle as well as the announcer voice for ScrewAttack's One Minute Melee!

Lastly, he's contributed his voice to a variety of videogames, such as VGA award nominated Dust: An Elysian Tail, monsters in survival horror Dreadout, Raptor in Lethal League, Jack Fury in LEGO: Ultra Agents, various monsters on Devil's Dare, and is set to play Eiji Tadashi in Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth and Ryuji Shiba Burn Your Fat with Me! For Girls! His latest role? The Create-A-Character Voice 8 from DragonBall Xenoverse!

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I have been self-publishing my own comics since I was 16. I live in Phoenix and love it here because it has a great local comic scene. My comic is called Interstellar Comix because the book is filled with short stories and they tell vary in topic and tone. I felt interstellar could apply to sci fi action stories and to love stories at once.

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Orphan(0) : Damon Begay (guest_id=1246) : categories=;
 

Danielle Panabaker is a talented actress on the rise who challenges herself with each new character she portrays across television and film.

This fall, Panabaker will star in the new CW series, The Flash, based on the famous DC comic book superhero who possesses super speed, bending the laws of physics. Panabaker will play Caitlin Snow, a highly intelligent bioengineer at S.T.A.R. Labs. Also starring in the series are Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L. Martin. The Flash will premiere on Tuesday, October 7th on the CW.

She was also recently recurred on the FX series, Justified and had formerly starred on the CBS series, Shark for its two seasons.

Panabaker has also starred in several feature films including Sky High and Yours Mine and Ours as well as many thriller films such as Friday the 13th, Mr Brooks, and The Crazies.

She has made many guest appearances on television shows including Bones, Mad Men, Grimm, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Franklin and Bash, Grey’s Anatomy, and Summerland.

Panabaker also graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in English at the age of 19. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Orphan(0) : Danielle Panabaker (guest_id=1238) : categories=Film and TV;
 

Darick Robertson is the artist and co creator of Transmetropolitan, The Boys, Happy!, Ballistic and OLIVER. He has been drawing mainstream and indie comics for over 25 years with credits that include Spider-man, Superman, Batman, Wolverine, Justice League, The Hulk and The Punisher.

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The Dark Empire is an international costuming home for fans of the dark side of the force. We welcome custom and canon Sith, Dark Jedi, and Grey Jedi. Other dark side-affiliated custom and canon costumes accepted include force users and non-force users such as Sith Troopers, Sith Inquisitors, Imperial Agents, and Non-Mandalorian Bounty Hunters and Pirates / Smugglers. These costumes must represent Sith-affiliated characters from any of the STAR WARS movies, or from any era within the Expanded Universe including books, games, comics, and animated series. The purpose of The Dark Empire is to promote multi-generational fandom and appreciation of STAR WARS through acts of charity, and to encourage creative costuming as custom characters and canon characters representing the “dark side” of the Star Wars universe

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David Baron is currently working with Valiant Comics on Bloodshot: Reborn and Divinity. Past projects with Valiant include Archer & Armstrong, Dr. Mirage, and with DC Comics on Multiversity with Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke.

A 20 year vet of comics, with first published work being done at the age of 15 for Image Comics while working at InColor. He has been a top colour artist for DC Comics for the last 15 years with highlights including 52, Planetary, The Authority, JLA, Detective Comics, Batman Beyond, and Green Lantern just to name a few.

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David Lee Summers is the author of seven novels and over sixty published short stories.  His writing spans a wide range of the imaginative from science fiction to fantasy to horror.  David’s novels include Owl Dance, a Wild West Steampunk adventure, and Vampires of the Scarlet Order, which tells the story of a band of vampire mercenaries who fight evil.   His short stories and poems have appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, Human Tales, Six-Guns Straight From Hell, and Apocalypse 13. In addition to writing, David edits the quarterly science fiction and fantasy magazine Tales of the Talisman and has edited three science fiction anthologies.  When not working with the written word, David operates telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory.  Learn more about David at davidleesummers.com.

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David Morrissey is a versatile actor, having performed in an eclectic range of productions for film, television and stage. Born in Liverpool, Morrissey left to study in London at RADA. Most recently, Morissey finished filming the new BBC program The 7.39. Prior, Morrissey starred opposite Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough in Eran Creev’s Welcome to the Punch, and in Rupert Goold’s Richard II and in Dominic Savage’s improvised drama True Love for the BBC.

Morrissey has appeared in some of the most critically acclaimed television dramas, such as Our Mutual FriendClocking OffHolding On, which earned him a prestigious RTS nomination; the six-part BBC political drama State of Play, a role for which he received a BAFTA nomination; and one of Channel 4's most controversial dramas, The Deal, directed by Stephen Frears, for which Morrissey won an RTS Award. In 2006, audiences saw Morrissey in Viva Blackpool on BBC One. Morrissey received the Best Television Actor Award at the Arena Awards, and the series received a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Recent television credits include Red Riding, The Field of Blood and South Riding, as well as Thorne: Sleepyhead and Thorne: Scaredycat - two films based on the hugely popular Mark Billingham’s crime novels for Sky1 - in which he played the lead role and also served as an executive producer.

His stage work has included a number of productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National, and he has worked with highly regarded stage directors, including Adrian Noble, Deborah Warner and Declan Donnellan. Most recently, he performed in Neil LaBute’s In a Dark Dark House at the Almeida Theatre.

In film Morrissey has acted in Hilary and Jackie; Some Voices; Born Romantic; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin; Miramax’s Derailed; Stephen Woolley’s Stoned; The Reaping, opposite Hilary Swank; The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep; The Other Boleyn Girl; Neil Marshall’s Centurion; Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Nowhere Boy and Earthbound.

In addition to his acting career, Morrissey founded his own production company, Tubedale Films, which co-produced Patrice Leconte’s film L’Homme du Train, starring Johnny Hallyday and Jean Rochefort. David Morrissey also directed the short TV project Sweet Revenge, the two-part BBC drama Passer By and the feature film Don’t Worry About Me.

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Delilah S. Dawson is the author of HIT and Servants of the Storm for young adults and the Blud series for adults, including Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. She also writes short stories and comics from her aerie in the North Georgia Mountains.

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http://www.whimsydark.com/
Twitter @DelilahSDawson

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DIY Comic Artist - Creator of Cousin Harold, the world's greatest rat detective webcomic. Other creations include Jenny Spookawski, Lollygaggin' Adventures and Get That Chicken. Dennmann has been making mini-comics since the mid-90's and is a trend setter when it comes to creating original self-made/self-published books.

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We are an elite organization dedicated to the preservation of human life and the extermination of all zombies!
We are highly trained agents specializing in counter zombieism and zombie defense.

http://www.departmentofzombiedefense.com/

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Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

www.djangowexler.com
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Well known in American comics fandom since the 1960’s for his vast comic book collection and fanzine writing & cartooning, Rosa became internationally famous starting in 1987 when he began writing and drawing “Uncle $crooge” and “Donald Duck” comics for various licensed publishers in Europe.  Just as they once were in America, Donald Duck comics (based on Carl Barks’ work) continue to be the best selling comic books in Europe and South America where the *weekly* Duck comics have been read by hundreds of millions of fans for over 60 years. This makes Rosa one of the world’s best known and most popular cartoonists, but still very easy to visit with at American shows where he can relax in “relative obscurity”. American comics fans are mostly familiar with his most famous and oft-reprinted work, the Eisner Award winning “Life and Times of $crooge McDuck” series.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Rosa for more.

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The Dune Sea Garrison is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 5,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. 


Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the "bad guys" from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader we strive for quality and accuracy in every costume we create. 

What we do -

Beyond building screen accurate costumes, the primary focus of the Dune Sea Garrison is charitable contribution to our community. We have helped raise thousands of dollars for many different charity organizations and have brought smiles to faces of sick children for years.

For more information visit www.duneseagarrison.com

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Edward James Olmos (Axford) has achieved extraordinary success as an actor, producer and humanitarian. The Tony, Emmy and Academy Award® Nominated actor, is probably best known to young audiences for his work on the SyFy television series Battlestar Galatica as Admiral William Adama. Although the series kept the actor busy during its run from 2003 through 2009, it didn't stop him from directing the HBO movie Walkout in 2007, for which he earned a DGA Nomination in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television category.

Olmos' career in entertainment spans over 30 years. In that time he created a signature style and aesthetic that he applies to every artist endeavor, often grounding his characters in reality and gravitas. His dedication to his craft has brought him attention across the industry, and with audiences worldwide.

Originally a musician, Olmos branched out into acting, appearing in many small theatre productions until portraying the iconic El Pachuco in Zoot Suit. The play moved to Broadway and Olmos earned a Tony nomination for the role, which he revised in the 1981 film version.

Olmos went on to appear in the films Wolfen, Blade Runner, and The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez before starring in his biggest role to date, that of Lieutenant Martin Castillo in the iconic 80's television series Miami Vice opposite Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. During his time on the Michael Mann series, Olmos earned two Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations, resulting in a win from each.

In 1988, the actor was nominated for an Academy Award® and won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver. He directed and starred in his first motion picture, American Me, in 1992.

Olmos' passion for the arts grows every year, but he never forgets to give back to the communities that support him with their dedication and support. He is an international advocate, spokesman, and humanitarian working with organizations such as Thank You Ocean, Project Hope Foundation, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, The Boy's and Girl's Club of America, The River Keepers, Dr. Andros' Diabetic Foot Global Conference and he speaks up to 150 times a year in schools, universities, and corporations.

Other credits as an actor include the motion pictures My Family/Mi Familia; Selena, which was a breakout film for Jennifer Lopez; and In the Time of Butterflies, in which he played Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. In television, he enjoyed a recurring role as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roberto Mendoza in the NBC drama The West Wing, portrayed a widowed father in the PBS drama American Family: Journey of Dreams, and recently Directed the YouTube phenomena The Short Film BP Doesn't Want You To See, featured on Larry King/CNN.

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Eric Mengel is the writer/artist/publisher of OCHO. OCHO is an alien missionary sent to make Earth a better place.

Eric and OCHO have been staples of the Arizona comic book scene since 1995.  Eric has been referred to "the godfather of the mini comics movement in Arizona" as well as "a legend," while OCHO has been referred to as "the longest running local indy comic" and "the greatest comic character in Arizona."

OCHO is Eric's life's work with regard to comics and has dedicated himself to making OCHO the best comic book he can.

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Comic artist and writer Fábio Moon hails from Brazil where he often collaborates with his twin brother Gabriel Bá. With work published internationally in the United States, Brazil, France, Italy and Spain, Fábio's first comic mini-series was Sunflower and the Moon.

Fábio's notoriety in the US started with the 1999 publication of Roland: Days of Wrath, which he worked on with Gabriel. They went on to work with Image Comics on ROCK'n'ROLL and De:TALES through Dark Horse.

In 2007, Fábio took over the art on Casanova from Gabriel and continues to work on the title. Recently he has been working on titles including Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64, Chrononauts, The Borgias, and Vertigo Quarterly CMYK.

Keep up with Gabriel and Fábio at their blog fabioandgabriel.blogspot.com and on Twitter.

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Fangoria

FANGORIA sliced its way onto the scene in 1979, becoming the only national publication devoted to the modern horror genre. Three and a half decades later, FANGORIA is still the number one authority on all things scary! FANGORIA provides the best in horror entertainment and news coverage including the website, magazine, film production and distribution divisions, convention circuit, and Dreadtime Stories series hosted by Malcolm McDowell. FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT: We know what scares you!

Rebekah McKendry

Rebekah McKendry is the Director of Marketing for FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT as well as a staff writer. She has been with FANGORIA since 2004, and began as a research assistant working for FANGORIA RADIO on Sirius XM. Additionally, she is a college professor teaching classes focused on film history and horror films. She has Bachelors degrees in Film and English, a MA in Media Education, a MFA in Film Production, and she is currently completing her PhD in Film Theory focused on horror and exploitation cinema. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast on GeekNation called KILLER POV.

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Gabriel Bá has been writing and illustrating comics for almost 15 years. Born in Brazil, his work has also been published internationally in the United States, France, Italy, and Spain. His career started with the mini-series Sunflower and the Moon which he worked on with his twin brother, Fábio Moon.

His first US publication was in 1999 with the mini-series Roland: Days of Wrath. Gabriel and Fábio released the comic book ROCK'n'ROLL in 2005 through Image Comics, then published the Eisner-nominated De:TALES through Dark Horse in 2006.

Gabriel went on to work on The Umbrella Academy with writer Gerard Way, Casanova, PIXU, and Daytripper with Fábio Moon.

Keep up with Gabriel and Fábio at their blog fabioandgabriel.blogspot.com and on Twitter.

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Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site “Skewed and Reviewed” as well as Skewed and Reviewed: The Magazine. Gareth has worked in the video game industry and has written three books of reviews and interviews  and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit.

Gareth has appeared in movies including the video game based films “Postal” and “Far Cry” and voiced a character in the Postal 3 video game and is a regular guest on the top rated Seattle morning show BJ Shea's Morning Experience and BJ Shea's Geek Nation which is syndicated via KISW FM to a world wide audience.

Gareth and his wife returned to Phoenix in 2011 to open a second office for Skewed and Reviewed and in 2012 launched the beta version of his second Skewed and Reviewed site, Skewednet and will have a new project with KISW FM in 2013.

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Military Historian and international weapons expert for motion picture and television, Gary is best known as the Gatling gun expert for such movies as The Last Samurai and as consultant for movies, Master and Commander and 3:10 to Yuma.  Mail Call, starring R. Lee Ermey. Recently, Gary and his production company, Harperhaus, was Firearms Expert for all of Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, Season 3. This included him as on-air Teddy Roosevelt historian and Gatling gun expert for the episode, Teddy Roosevelt versus Lawrence of Arabia. Gary’s expertise with military history and weapons has made for the greatest of experiences and He was also Master Armorer for the History Channel’s series, adventures.

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Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series and she’s made the most of multiple personality disorder by writing under a variety of other pen names as well, including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch. Currently, Gini has stories featured in the Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, and The X-Files: Trust No One anthologies, and, writing as J.C. Koch, in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, and A Darke Phantastique anthologies. And she has many more novels and anthologies on the way. Gini can be reached via her website: www.ginikoch.com

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Greg van Eekhout is the author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books, California Bones: California Bones (out now), Pacific Fire (Jan. 27, 2015), and Dragon Coast (Fall, 2015). His other books include the middle-grade novels Kid vs. Squid, The Boy at the End of the World, and the mythological fantasy novel Norse Code.

He lives in Southern California, where two seismic plates crash into each other and give rise to disaster and mayhem.

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Heath Corson is a WGA award-winning writer who has swiftly become the go-to guy for all things superhero at Warner Brothers Animation. Heath rebooted the entire DC animated universe with his critically acclaimed adaptation of JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR, setting the tone for all other subsequent animated films and is the writer of the upcoming BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM, set in the world of the Arkham video games, due out this summer.
 
Additionally, it has been confirmed he is writing  two other top secret projects for them. Heath also has worked on Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo projects and has been deemed an “Official DC Comics Historian” by DC Entertainment. 
 
Heath executive produced, co-wrote and co-created the digital project "Aim High,"produced by Warner Brothers and McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision. The series, starring Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone and Friday Night Light’s Aimee Teegarden, was Facebook’s first original series and aired to overwhelming acclaim. For his efforts, 
 
Heath was rewarded with the 2012 Writers Guild of America’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media and the 2012 NAPTE Digital Luminary award. 
 
Currently, Heath is developing FIASCO!, a one-hour action drama with MarK Gordon Productions with feature film director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, A-Team) attached to direct. 
 
Additionally, Heath is executive producing and writing his next digital series The Hunters about a mother/daughter bounty hunter team in Texas as well as writing The Pathetic Princess a feature for Paramount’s new Animation division as well as having sold the animated feature Raj Reddy: Palace Peacock to Warner Bros. Pictures. 
 
He is a co-host of the NERDIST WRITERS PANEL: COMICS EDITION and has a blast chatting with other genre writers about writing (or NOT writing as the case may be.) 
 
Heath was fixture in Chicago Theatre, when he was approached by Mainframe Entertainment to adapt his stage play Scary Godmother (based on the Jill Thompson comic of the same name) for television. The result, the animated holiday special "Scary Godmother’s Halloween Spook-tacular" still runs every year on Cartoon Network and has become a holiday staple. 
 
From this success, Heath realized all roads lead west and he moved to Los Angeles. 
 
Then movers stole all of his stuff. It’s a good story. Ask him to tell you it. 
 
After that, it’s a lot of blah blah blah until, he co-wrote Hooked, a short film that premiered at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in 2006 and caught the eye of television executives. This led to both a blind script deal with FOX 21 for the project "Chicago Post" and a pilot at 20th  Century Fox Television that he produced and co-wrote called "Living with Abandon." 
 
Heath holds a BA in Literature and a minor in Jewish Studies from Northwestern University. He is open to suggestions on how to best use either. 
 
He has since bought new stuff. 
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Ian Snyder is is a comic book artist in Tucson, Arizona. In 2011, looking for feedback and critiques, he unexpectedly broke into the comic industry while attending the Tucson Comic Con. His credits include Big Dog Ink's "Ursa Minor," "Shahrazad," "Oz," and "Critter." Ian is part of the creative team behind the forthcoming "Widow's Web" series to be published in 2015. When he is not drawing comics or working the day job, his time is spent with his wife and two children. He and his wife occasionally get some sleep.

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Ivy Doomkitty is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. She is also an avid gamer on both PC and Xbox 360.  Ivy has been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to take the plunge by showing her fandom through cosplay.

She now uses this new found passion to create her own costumes and use them to bring to life her favorite characters from gaming and comics as well as creating a positive impact in the cosplay community. She strives to show others in the community that you can do something you love, regardless of gender, skin color, sexual orientation, body shape/size.

Ivy was recently the Featured Cosplayer on the Premier Episode of the webseries, "Cospladies", a short documentary on the trials, tribulations, and love of cosplay. Ivy is also a member of the West Coast Avengers/Avengers Initiative, taking part in charity events in Southern California.

Ivy heavily promotes the art of Cosplay at every convention that she is a guest at, including participating in panels, judging the costume contest, and meeting many fans that are interested in starting in the craft.  In the past, she has interviewed some incredible talent, including Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno, Arthur Suydam, Michael Golden, and more.

She has also written comic book reviews, co hosted Cosplay Con, in addition to presenting and hosting the costume contest.

Ivy also handles promotions and cosplay talent coordination for Big Wow! Comicfest.

Ivy has been a Guest at multiple conventions, Judged costume contests, as well as participated as a Guest Panelist, with more coming soon for 2014.

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A 1996 Graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Burrows has become known for his unique style of intricate linework which reflects a blend of American, Japanese, and European influences.

Burrows entered comics professionally as Scott Clark's background assistant on a number of Wildstorm projects, and subsequently worked on indy projects such as King Zombie for Caliber and Skid Roze for London Night Studios. Jacen has also worked in the game industry on properties such as Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons.

At Avatar Press, Burrows has provided artwork on Cimmerian (written by Tom Sniegoski), the Ravening, Quantum Mechanics, and Razor among others. His best known Avatar works have been for Warren Ellis Avatar projects Bad World, Dark Blue, and Scars, Alan Moore projects The Courtyard and Yuggoth Cultures, and Garth Ennis project 303.

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Jae Lee is a Korean-American comic book artist, known for his dark and elegant style. In 1990, he became one of the youngest artists ever to work for a major publisher. He is an Eisner Award-winner for his work on Marvel's The Inhumans.

The art from his collaboration with writer Grant Morrison on Fantastic Four: 1234, was featured in an exhibition at The Society of Illustrators in New York City. In 2007, Lee was hand picked by Stephen King for a six year collaboration on the Dark Tower comics and novels.

Lee's recent projects include Before Watchmen: Ozymandias and Batman/Superman.

To arrange preshow commissions, visit: jaeleeart.com.

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Owen self-published the black-and-white fantasy series Starchild under his Taliesin Press imprint in the 1990s. He then changed his self-publishing to Coppervale Press for Starchild: Crossroads, then went to Image Comics for the start of Starchild: Mythopolis, before returning to self-publishing. After the turn of the century Owen reinvented himself as a novelist - creating a fantasy series titled Mythworld that met with much success in Germany - and magazine editor. In 2003 Coppervale Press relaunched two classic newsstand magazines, the fine arts-oriented International Studio and the fiction periodical Argosy.

In 2006 Owen published Here, There Be Dragons, the first book in The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series. Filming rights were immediately bought by Warner Brothers, which contributed to the book's success. The second book, The Search for the Red Dragon, was released in early 2008, closely followed by the third novel, The Indigo King in Fall of 2008. The fourth novel in this series, entitled The Shadow Dragons, was released on October 27, 2009. The fifth novel, The Dragon's Apprentice, was released on October 19, 2010.

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After a misspent adulthood pursuing a Music Education degree, Jamie Wyman fostered several interests before discovering that being an author means never having to get out of pajamas. (However, she can eat/spin fire, tell you a lot about auditioning to be a Blue Man, and read/write in Circular Gallifreyan.) As an author, Jamie’s favorite playgrounds are urban fantasy, horror and creepy carnival settings. When she’s not traipsing about with her imaginary friends, she lives in Phoenix with two hobbits and two cats. She is proud to say she has a deeply disturbed following at her blog.  

Jamie’s debut novel Wild Card (Entangled Edge, 2013) is available wherever ebooks are sold. You can also find her short story “The Clever One” in the anthology When The Hero Comes Home 2 (Dragon Moon Press, August ’13). Jamie has contributed to the SF Signal’s “Mind Meld” feature as well as the flash fiction contests on Chuck Wendig’s blog.

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Jason M. Hough (pronounced 'Huff') is the New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge. His next novel, Zero World, is coming in September 2015. In a former life he was a 3-D artist, animator, and game designer. Jason lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife and two young sons

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The Golden Globe, BAFTA, International Emmy and Critic's Circle nominated Jason Isaacs began his acting career at Bristol University where he studied Law, but found himself acting, writing and directing most of the time. After graduation, he trained for three years at London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2000, his breakout role as Colonel William Tavington in Roland Emmerich's feature film The Patriot garnered him numerous nominations including one from the British Film Critics' Circle.

Two years later, Isaacs began his role as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He went on to reprise the role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and again in the last two films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Parts I and II.

His other film credits include Black Hawk Down, Green Zone, Peter Pan, Friends with Money, The Tuxedo, Sweet November, Windtalkers, End of the Affair, Armageddon, Event Horizon, Good, Abduction and Skeletons.

On stage he created the role of Louis in the award-winning Royal National Theatre production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America: Parts 1 and 2 and has performed to packed houses at London’s Royal Court, Almeida, King's Head and Trafalgar theatres. In 2007, he starred in a sell-out run of Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter with comedian Lee Evans.

Isaacs has won multiple awards and nominations for his television roles including the BAFTA Best Actor nomination for The Curse of Steptoe and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for the BBC's The State Within. The critics raved over his performances in Scars, Lynda LaPlante's Civvies and as Michael Caffee in three seasons of the Peabody Award-winning Brotherhood. He then starred as Jackson Brodie in the BBC’s Case Histories, a role that garnered him various other nominations including an International Emmy for Best Leading Actor. Case Histories also won the BAFTA Scotland Award for best drama series. He produced and starred as Detective Michael Britten in NBC’s critically acclaimed dual-reality drama Awake. He has also appeared in The West Wing and Entourage.

Jason recently appeared in the feature Sweetwater alongside Ed Harris and January Jones, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. That year, he completed After the Fall executive produced by Terrence Malick and directed by Saar Klein, Field of Lost Shoes directed by Sean McNamara and London Fields directed by Mathew Cullen. He appeared in the NBC miniseries event Rosemary’s Baby in April 2014 and was seen alongside Brad Pitt in Fury in October 2014.

Jason is currently filming the action-adventure event series DIG for USA Network from the minds behind Heroes and Homeland, to premiere on March 5, 2015.

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Jason Momoa is poised as one of Hollywood’s upcoming leading male action stars. He will next be seen in David Hayter’s feature Wolves for Eone and Crystal Sky. In addition, he has just landed one of the lead roles in the new Sundance Channel series, The Red Road. Last year, he was seen starring opposite Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head, directed by Walter Hill for Warner Brothers and Joel Silver. Momoa has finished production on Road to Paloma, a road-tale, revenge thriller which he wrote, is acting in, and also directing. He was tenacious in getting this project funded.

Making his big screen debut in the summer of 2011, Jason took on the iconic character of Conan, garnering positive reviews in the Lionsgate/Millennium franchise reboot of Conan the Barbarian. Jason also played an integral role in the success of the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated first season of the HBO series Game of Thrones. (There was such an overwhelming response to his role of 'Khal Drogo' that they wrote his character back into the second season.)

He also established a large genre fan base from his portrayal of 'Ronon Dex' in the SyFy series Stargate: Atlantis (2005-2009) and was a Series Regular on North Shore for FBC.

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Jay Posey is an author and game designer who has been writing professionally for over a decade. He’s the author of the best-selling Legends of the Duskwalker series, including the novels Three, Morningside Fall, and the upcoming Dawnbreaker.  Currently Senior Narrative Designer at Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment, Jay has spent the past ten years contributing to games such as the Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises, as well as a number of other Top Secret Projects he’s not allowed to talk about. He started in game development in 1998, and is a contributing author to the book Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing.  Jay currently resides in Durham, NC.  You can find him on Twitter @HiJayPosey or on his website, jayposey.com.

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Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series Deadwood and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on Supernatural, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s Justified and gun dealer Lawson on Breaking Bad, making him one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors and the proud owner of nearly 200,000 Twitter followers. He previously starred as Sheriff Charlie Mills on CBS’s Harper's Island and as "Uncle" Nick Vukovic on ABC’s Day Break. Before that, he starred as quirky Vietnam Joe on HBO’s series John From Cincinnati, while simultaneously playing Carter Reese on HBO’s Big Love.

A Vietnam veteran, Jim first came to prominence as Bruce Willis's best friend in Norman Jewison's acclaimed film about Vietnam vets, In Country, and appeared in such hit films as Magnolia, Joy Ride, Sister Act, Bad Girls, Silver, Blue Chips, Geronimo, Turner and Hooch, Hollywood Shuffle, Silkwood, and Semi-Tough. Other films include two Nicolas Cage movies, Next and Adaptation, and a starring role with Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet in Sir Alan Parker's The Life of David Gale. From 1996 to 2002 he appeared as Father Tim Jansen on NBC'S popular daytime drama Days of Our Lives. For two seasons he played Mark Harmon's partner, Detective Earl Gaddis, on NBC's critically acclaimed drama Reasonable Doubts.

He followed that with two seasons starring as Edward Asner's sidekick Leland on the comedy Thunder Alley. He has guest starred on shows such as Dexter, Lie to Me, The Mentalist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Criminal Minds, Six Feet Under, Lyon's Den, Monk, Philly, Star Trek: Enterprise, Lois and Clark: The New Advenures of Superman, Murder One, Midnight Caller, Young Riders, Paradise, Matlock, Perry Mason, and Jake and the Fatman. He starred in the cable movies Warden of Red Rock and Divided by Hate and has appeared in other television movies such as The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson, El Diablo, Follow Your Heart, and American River. He is the only actor ever to play different roles in consecutive Gunsmoke productions.

As a stage actor, he has appeared all over the country in the classics as well as dinner theatre. He spent five seasons with the Dallas Shakespeare Festival, played lead roles in and Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia in national tours, as well as regional theatre roles such as Henry II in The Lion in Winter, Lachie in The Hasty Heart, Starbuck in The Rainmaker, Sgt. Trotter in The Mousetrap, The Inquisitor in The Lark, and the title role in Charley's Aunt. He is a three-time Los Angeles Dramalogue Critics Award® winner for his work writing and acting in his own plays, Verdigris, Semper Fi, and Sidekick. He studied acting with Oscar-winner Maximilian Schell.

In addition to his acting, Jim is a nationally recognized playwright and the author of two books of film history: John Garfield and Movie Blockbusters, and is working on his third, an already controversial book on the life and mysterious death of tv's original Superman, George Reeves. For television he has written episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Tour of Duty, and Vietnam War Story, among others, and was twice nominated for the ACE Award® for cable television writing. For nearly ten years, he was film critic/columnist for Films in Review magazine. His video essays on film appear in the online Beaver's Lodge. His new book, Life's That Way, a memoir of his wife’s battle against cancer, was published to widespread critical acclaim.

A Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and the former chairman of the board of Theatre West in Los Angeles, Jim is a Cherokee-German native of Laramie, Wyoming who was raised in Irving, Texas. He was married from 1989 until her death in 2004 to actress Cecily Adams, daughter of Get Smart star Don Adams. Jim lives in Los Angeles with their daughter Madeline.

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Jim Hanna is an Artist/Writer based in Mesa, Arizona. He has provided art for Arcana Studio, Upper Deck, Red 5 Comics, Cryptozoic Entertainment and Marvel/The Hero Initiative. Jim’s newest project is the creator-owned title, Jack Rabbit, part of Contraband Comics’ initial wave of titles. Follow Jim on Twitter: @jimhanna

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In 2005, Joe teamed with long-time friend and occasional writing partner, Ralph Tedesco, to form Zenescope Entertainment. In the six plus years since its inception, Zenescope has grown exponentially and is recognized today as one of the premier independent comic labels in the world. While serving as Zenescope’s President and handling the company’s day-to-day business, Brusha has written and co-created several books, including Grimm Fairy Tales, Se7en, Straw Men, Neverland, and many others. Joe currently resides in Abington, Pennsylvania with his wife and five children.

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Joel got his start at Top Cow Productions as a background artist on titles such as Witchblade, The Darkness, and Tomb Raider before working at Aspen Comics assisting on Soulfire and Iron and The Maiden. He was then hired as a staff artist at Wildstorm Productions where he worked on Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Wetworks, and Lost Boys. Joel has also worked on Authority: The Lost Year, Rift:The Telara Chronicles, Reverse Flash and Detective Comics.

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Orphan(0) : Joel Gomez (guest_id=187) : categories=Comics;
 

John is an acclaimed Concept Artist, Art Director, and Illustrator who has contributed to everything from comic art to graphic design to major motion pictures.  Some of John's concept art has been used in development by Lego, Platinum Studios, Bioroid Studios, ImagineFX, and Stan Lee's POW Entertainment.  Currently a staff concept artist at Industrial Light and Magic, some of John's film credits include: The upcoming TMNT live action film, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Noah, Pacific Rim, The Avengers, Transformers Dark of the Moon, Iron Man 1 and 2, Rango, and Star Trek just to name a few. 

Check out more of his work in the pages of many of these film's art of books, and online: www.orbitalharvest.com and www.facebook.com/john.giang.fanpage

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Comic book writer and letterer, John Layman currently writes the comic series Chew. Layman started writing comics full-time in 2002, mainly for Marvel Comics. He's also been an editor for the DC Comics branch Wildstorm.

Previously he has worked on many pre-existing licensed comic books for the series Xena: Warrior Princess, ThunderCats, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness and Army of Darkness/Xena: Why Not?

In addition to working on comics, Layman started working for video game studio Cryptic Studios in 2007.

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John Stinsman has been working in comics and animation for over 20 years. He began his career as the artist of Vampirella, then moving over to Image Comics working on Bloodstrike and Team Youngblood before starting his three year run as the artist for Avengelyne. He then followed that up as the regular artist on Lady Pendragon" and the writer/artist on his own creator-owned series Scarlet Crush.
 
In recent years, John illustrated the independent comic Stormbringers and currently works as a independent contractor and character designer. He is working on his return to comics with his second creator-owner comic series Alandria Rising.
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John Timms, born and resides in Costa Rica, studied animation in Venezuela and worked as 2D animator for a long time working for commercials, TV series and a short movie. He's an animator and partner of Martestudio. The most prolific studio in Costa Rica. But Comic Books were always his first love, so breaking in recently was a dream come true! Working on Harley Quinn, Deadpool, Nova and now The Inhumans: Attilan Rising has been a great roller coaster ride.

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Joseph Nassise is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series (Heretic, A Scream of Angels, A Tear in the Sky) and several books in the Rogue Angel action/adventure series from Gold Eagle.

He’s a former president of the Horror Writers Association, the world’s largest organization of professional horror writers, and a two time Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee.

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Joyce Chin has been working in comics since 1995 when she pencilled several issues of Guy Gardener: Warrior for DC. Since then, she's has gone on to work on several titles, interiors and some covers, on titles including Hulk, Green Lantern, Vampirella, Xena, Spiderman, Superman, and Witchblade, with a variety of publishers. She is currently providing the art on a number of covers for Dynamite including Red Sonja, Alice Cooper, Vampirella, and Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro.

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Orphan(0) : Joyce Chin (guest_id=1218) : categories=Comics;
 

Julian Yap is founder and CEO of Serial Box Publishing, an innovative online publisher bringing the episodic television model to the written word.

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The Justice League Arizona is a DC Universe fan club dedicated to celebrating the DC Universe through costuming; specifically the costumes and characters of the heroes, villains and denizens. The JLAz is an all-volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity to promote interest in DC Comics and properties through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

Website: http://justiceleaguehq.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeLeagueArizona
 

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Karl Urban was born in Wellington, New Zealand where he developed an interest in the filming industry. He went to St Mark's Church School and won his first acting role on the television series Pioneer Woman at age 8. He continued to act in school productions, and after high school launched his professional acting career. Beginning in TV commercials and theatre roles, Urban moved to Auckland and began appearing in guest spots on TV. He played the recurring characters of both Cupid and Julius Caesar on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and the spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess.

Urban continued to gain international exposure with roles in the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Chronicles of Riddick. He played the role of Éomer in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and was cast as Dr. Leonard McCoy in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Urban has also played John "Reaper" Grimm in the film Doom, which was based on the video game. He starred as law-enforcing comic book hero Judge Dredd in the film Dredd, and as Detective John Kennex in Almost Human, a TV series created by J. H. Wyman. Urban next appeared in the ensemble thriller The Loft, a remake of the Belgian film of the same name. It was filmed in New Orleans and Belgium by the director of the 2008 original, Erik Van Looy.

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Orphan(0) : Karl Urban (guest_id=1235) : categories=Film and TV;
 

One look at Katee Sackhoff's Starbuck and fans everywhere forgot all about that other guy who played the character. Sackhoff’s rough and ready portrayal of hotshot pilot Kara "Starbuck" Thrace has been stealing scenes on the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica for years now, turning heads and winning a Saturn award along the way. The actress known for fighting evil robots on Galactica became one herself when she played the villain in NBC's update of the classic Bionic Woman series. Robot or not, Sackhoff's talent is a force to be reckoned with.

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Orphan(0) : Katee Sackhoff (guest_id=1224) : categories=Film and TV;
 

Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy. Past works include the Otherworld urban fantasy series, the Darkest Powers & Darkness Rising teen paranormal trilogies and the Nadia Stafford crime trilogy, She also co-writes the Blackwell Pages middle-grade fantasy trilogy as K.L. Armstrong with M.A. Marr. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her family.

Twitter: @KelleyArmstrong

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Kevin Hearne is a native of Arizona and really appreciates whoever invented air-conditioning. The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles from Del Rey Books, he graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He has been known to obsess over fonts, frolic unreservedly with dogs, and stop whatever he’s doing in the rare event of rain to commune with the precipitation. He enjoys hiking, the guilty pleasure of comic books, and living with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.

http://www.kevinhearne.com

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Kim has appeared in film, on television, in commercials and on the web. She has had roles on shows like The Bold and the Beautiful, America's Most Wanted and the films Thunder Geniuses and Pastor Jones 2: Lord, Save My Daughter. Portraying Lt. Uhura on Star Trek Continues will be a standout among her roles, not only because of Kim’s respect for Nichelle Nichols who originated the iconic character, but also for the tremendous enthusiasm Trek fans have for Uhura and the entire cast of the classic series.
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Kipleigh Brown is perhaps best known as engineer Jane Taylor in Star Trek: Enterprise, and for playing the lead role of Hoyle in Entertainment One's cult scifi noir feature Yesterday Was a Lie. She plays the recurring role of Barbara Smith -- the character originated by Andrea Dromm in the Original Series -- in Star Trek Continues, the latest episode of which will premiere at Phoenix Comicon on Friday evening.

Born and raised in Chicago, Kipleigh studied at the Steppenwolf Theatre and the Second City as well as performing in numerous theatrical productions around the Windy City. Other TV and film credits include R.U.R.: Genesis (which she screened at Phoenix Comicon 2014), Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Relative Strangers starring Danny DeVito, and the Sundance film Design. Kipleigh also writes for and performs in Top Story! Weekly, a topical sketch comedy show at the iO West in Hollywood. She was recently named one of the "Hot Leading Ladies" of film by Film Fetish and awarded Best Fantasy Actress at the Shockerfest International Film Festival.

Kipleigh will be signing at the TribbleToys booth (#14068).

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Kris Anka is a Los Angeles-born artist whose work for Marvel Comics can be seen on titles such as Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Factor, Wolverines, and Ms. Marvel.

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Kyle Thompson is the owner & visionary at MIDNIGHTSTUDIOSFX sculpture studio / make-up fx lab. Kyle's work focuses on creature design through sculpture and illustration, breathing life into conceptual creature design, make-up fx, body suits, stop motion figures, hyper realistic dummies, art direction, and hot set decor for motion pictures as well as props and animatronics for theme parks and dark attractions. Kyle's credits include Haunted Hollywood Universal Studios, Disney Pixar, Six Flags, Lionsgate, Nevermore Pictures, Blood Worx Films, Dead of Night Films, Horoscope Pictures, Knotts Scary Farm and many more!

 

Website: http://www.midnightstudiosfx.com/

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Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson is a British-based professional motion graphics artist with a penchant for online voice acting which he demonstrates with the chaps of TeamFourStar, famous for the internet hit Dragonball Z Abridged where he plays Goku and Gohan. He is also an exprienced reviewer of anime, heading the review site Anifile Reviews where he reviews the freshest anime titles. He also contributes on the site ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and writes for his own webcomic series, Project Jikoku.

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Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of Porgy and Bess at the age of nine. She dropped out of high school in grade 13, did modeling and commercial work, and hosted YTV's Video & Arcade Top 10 (1991) with friend Gordon Michael Woolvett.

Her first professional job came at the age of 19, when she was cast opposite William Shatner and Greg Evigan in TekWar. She went on to appear in several projects for both the big and small screens, including CI5: The New Professionals (1998), Jungleground (1995) and No Alibi (2000), before landing a lead role in Jason X (2001), the 10th installment in the Friday the 13th series. Shortly after, she captured the title role in Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (2000) starring as the Andromeda Ascendant's sophisticated artificial intelligence system. She has also completed guest stints on several popular television shows, including Traders (1996), Earth: Final Conflict (1997), The Chris Isaak Show (2001). Theatre credits include Arsenic and Old Lace and Romeo and Juliet.

In her spare time, Lexa enjoys reading, roller-blading and playing RPG video games, "Dungeons and Dragons" being her favorite. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with husband Michael Shanks, children Mia and Samuel and two cats.

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Orphan(0) : Lexa Doig (guest_id=1222) : categories=Film and TV;
 

In January 2010, Lou Ferrigno® signed on with Nestlé USA, Inc., as a Spokesperson for what promises to be a funny and exciting Campaign that will be launching this year. He and his family are also currently in negotiations with TV Land for a new Reality TV project - The Incredible Ferrigno’s which will focus on “coaching” viewers on how to improve the quality of their physical and mental health. Who better than Lou Ferrigno to take on this “Incredible” task. Be sure to stay tuned for the launch of both projects!

In recent news, Lou was a guest on The Tonight Show hosted by his long-time friend and colleague, Jay Leno. You can catch a clip of the Interview on YouTube. Lou has also recently been doing Voice Overs for cartoon characters on The Cartoon Network.

The Summer of 2009 presented a personal challenge for Lou when his long-time friend, Pop legend Michael Jackson, for whom he was a personal trainer over the past 15 years, suddenly passed away stunning both Lou and the entire World. In honor of Michael, Lou made over two-dozen television appearances, including Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The ABC Morning Show and Anderson Cooper. In recognition, Lou was credited on the recently released Michael Jackson movie "This Is It."

In 2009, Lou played a wonderful supporting role in the DreamWorks romantic comedy “I Love You, Man” which was directed by John Hamburg (Zoolander, Along Came Polly, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers), with a cast that includes Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida Jones. The DVD was released in August, 2009.

Shortly before that Lou also appeared in, and did the voice of The Hulk, in Superhero blockbuster feature films, The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier, with a cast that included Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, and Robert Downey Jr. That was, of course, the sequel to the blockbuster hit feature film Hulk, directed by Ang Lee where Lou, at the request of the filmmakers, made an honorary Cameo Appearance. He also provides the voice for the UPN animated series The Incredible Hulk, with a cast that includes Peter Strauss, Mark Hamill, Kathy Ireland, and Richard Moll.

Lou also enjoyed his Recurring Guest Star role on King of Queens, where he frequently appeared up through the shows successful 9th Season, on CBS Television Network. Also just prior, Lou Guest Starred on the ABC Television sitcom My Wife and Kids, became the spokesman for the Sit Up-Sit Down Home Gym, and was the lead in the debut video for the band "Edgewater" for MTV.

Lou also headed first to Italy where he shot two commercials used in the International market where he has a huge fan base, and to the East coast to shoot two Longhorn Steakhouse commercials, one of which was rated as the No. 3 top commercial of the year by "Shoot Magazine."

Over the past several years Lou completed an extensive physical and academic training program and became a "Deputy" for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. At the induction ceremony, Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca introduced Lou, who spoke publicly before a packed house of other Deputy Sheriffs, their families, friends and press who were present to witness the formal "white glove" event.

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M. L. Brennan is the author of the American Vampire urban fantasy series. The first three books, Generation V, Iron Night, and Tainted Blood were published by Roc during a whirlwind year and a half, and the fourth entry in the series, Dark Ascension, is due out in August 2015. She has an MFA, teaches basic composition at several New England colleges, and enjoys indulging her lifelong love of fantasy and science fiction.

www.mlbrennan.com
Twitter: @BrennanML

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The Arizona chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club, the Shonare Vhekadla Clan, is the largest in the world. The Mandalorian Mercs is a Star Wars fan-based costuming organization intent on commemorating the Star Wars universe using costumes and props, specifically by constructing custom Mandalorian characters based on official movies, books, comics, and games. The Mercs aim is to celebrate all things Star Wars through the wearing of costumes, and to promote the quality of costumes and props through research and creativity. The club’s secondary intents are to promote interaction with charity organizations, and the betterment of the community through volunteer work.

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Marat Mychaels has had a long and successful career in both comic books and freelance graphic design. He has been artist for Marvel Comics on such titles such as "X-Force: Shatterstar" and "Deadpool Corp," and has been the artist for a number of DC Comics' 52 titles including "Hawk and Dove" and "Grifter." Marat currently resides in Phoenix, AZ where he freelances as a graphic designer and comic book illustrator. Marat is currently working on his creator owned projects "Blindside" published by Contraband Comics, "Notti & Nyce" published by Counterpoint Entertainment, as well as a new and original series of "Zen the Intergalactic Ninja" for 1First Comics.

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Margaret Dunlap is Serial Box writer for Bookburners. She has been a television writer for Eureka (SyFy) and ABC Family's cult hit The Middleman, Dunlap was most recently a writer and co-executive producer of the Emmy-winning transmedia series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and co-creator of its sequel Welcome to Sanditon. Her short fiction has previously appeared in Shimmer Magazine.

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Mary McDonnell is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress who is known for her dynamic character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles. McDonnell currently stars as 'Captain Sharon Raydor' on the TNT's hit drama series, Major Crimes, the spin-off of the series, The Closer where McDonnell originated the role and earned a Primetime Emmy Nomination.

McDonnell received her first Oscar nomination and Golden Globe Nomination, for her portrayal of 'Stands with a Fist,' a white woman raised by the Sioux Indians, in Kevin Costner's Oscar Winning film, Dances With Wolves. McDonnell also garnered a Best Actress Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a paraplegic soap opera star in John Sayles' critically acclaimed Passion Fish. McDonnell's extensive list of film credits include the Lawrence Kasdan films Grand Canyon and Mumford, Sneakers opposite Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier and Sir Ben Kingsley, Roland Emmerich's smash Independence Day, with Bill Pullman and Will Smith, acclaimed art house cult-hit Donnie Darko and Margin Call opposite Kevin Spacey which also earned her the 'Robert Altman Award' at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards.

On the small screen, McDonnell starred in four seasons on the Syfy Network's award-winning series, Battlestar Galactica in her critically-praised performance as the President of the Universe, 'Laura Roslin.' The role earned McDonnell a Peabody Award and AFI deemed the series 'TV Program of the Year' for two years in a row. McDonnell garnered an Emmy nomination for her recurring guest role on the television series ER. Some of her other television credits include the ABC hit-series Grey's Anatomy, the CBS series High Society, TNT's adaptation of Arthur Miller's The American Clock, the critically acclaimed CBS movie Behind The Mask, and Lifetime's Two Small Voices.

McDonnell began her career in theatre and has starred in a wide variety of both Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. She received an Obie Award for her performance in Emily Mann's Still Life and has starred in off-Broadway productions such as Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, John Patrick Shanley's Savage in Limbo, John O'Keefe's All Night Long, Michael Cristofer's Black Angel, Kathleen Tolan's A Weekend Near Madison, Paula Cizmar's Death of a Miner and Dennis McIntyre's National Anthem. Her Broadway credits include Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke, the title role in Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles and Emily Mann's Execution of Justice.

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Max Brooks is the bestselling author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and its graphic companion, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. He has also written the comic book and graphic novel series G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds, The Extinction Parade, Shadow Walk, and The Harlem Hellfighters.

Brooks has a number of other creative credits. As an actor, he has been seen in Roseanne, To Be or Not to Be, Pacific Blue, and 7th Heaven. He also has a career voicing animation; his voice has been featured in the animated shows Batman Beyond, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Justice League and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series. During the start of the 3rd season of Lost Tapes, he was cast as himself in the zombie episode, telling the audience about how zombies come to be. He also appeared on Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior, in which he represented the zombie team in the "Vampires vs Zombies" episode, as one of the Zombie experts along with Matt Mogk the Founder of the Zombie Research Society. He also appeared on the Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns in a zombie gun build off.

Max Brooks appears courtesy of Avatar Press.

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Max Gladestone is a Serial Box writer for Bookburners. Nominated twice for the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award, Gladstone is the author of the Craft Sequence, tales of wizards in pinstriped suits and gods with shareholder's committees - Full Fathom Five, Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise and the upcoming Last First Snow (Tor).

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Mel Odom is the bestselling author of many film and computer game tie-ins, including Forgotten Realms, Mack Bolan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He won a prestigious Alex Award for his YA fantasy novel The Rover. He currently lives in Oklahoma.

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Melissa Marr writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages and have been bestsellers internationally as well as on the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in the United States. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and the Graveminder series for adults. Her first picture book, Bunny Roo, I Love You will be released this April. The Blackwell Pages are written in tandem with good friend and fellow author Kelley Armstrong. Marr lives in Virginia.

Twitter: @melissa_marr

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A New York Times Bestselling author, Michael A. Stackpole is best known for his work as a science fiction and fantasy author and game designer. He is also an advocate for digital publishing.

Originally from Vermont, where we was awarded a BA in History at the University of Vermont, Stackpole now resides in Scottsdale.

Stackpole has written numerous Star Wars novels, including books in the X-Wing and The New Jedi Order series. He's also worked on the BattleTech series for over 20 years.

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Michael J. Martinez is a husband, father and writer living the dream in the Garden State. He's spent nearly 20 years as a professional writer and journalist, including stints at The Associated Press and ABCNEWS.com.

After telling other people's stories for the bulk of his career, He's happy that he can now be telling a few of his own creation. Michael is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. His first two novels, The Deadalus Incident and The Enceladus Crisis are available now with the third novel, The Venusian Gambit being released in May of 2015.

http://michaeljmartinez.net/

Twitter: @mikemartinez72

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Michael Shanks, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson on STARGATE SG-1, starred as John Brady in the Emmy Award-winning dramatic telefilm Door to Door with William H. Macy and Helen Mirren.  Shanks has also appeared in the film Call of the Wild with Rutger Hauer.

For his portrayal of Jackson, Shanks has been nominated for several awards over the years. In 2004, he won the LEO Award for "Best Performance By A Male Lead" and was nominated for a Saturn Award as well.  Shanks has also hopped behind the camera on Stargate, making his directorial debut with the episode "Double Jeopardy" in Season 4. In Season 7, he co-wrote the episode "Evolution (Pt 1)" with Damian Kindler.

In addition to Stargate SG-1, Shanks has guest starred on a number of television series, including a Daniel Jackson turn in Stargate: Atlantis, as well as Andromeda and The Outer Limits.  His television movie credits include a lead role in UPN's telefilm Escape to Mars and NBC's A Family Divided.

Shanks was born in British Columbia, Canada.  Post college, he travelled to Ontario, Canada, where he spent two seasons with the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival, appearing in stage productions of Amadeus, Macbeth, and The Merry Wives of Windsor among others.

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Playing Starfleet's first ever ship's counselor, Dr. Elise MacKenna in Star Trek Continues, Michele is also known to Sci-Fi fans as insane bounty hunter Red in Fallout: Nuka Break, and as Betty the Manipulation Core in the Portal-based Aperture R&D.

Her television work includes appearances on CSI: NY, New Girl, Disney's Kickin' It, as well as her series regular role Katie in the sit-com I Hate My 30s. Her feature film work includes co-starring in The Last Godfather with Harvey Kietel, Politics of Love with Brian White and Loretta Divine, and The Columbian Connection with Tom Sizemore. She has voiced roles in animated films such as Dreamwork's Madagascar: Escape to Africa, in animated series like Cartoon Network's MAR as Pano, in several video games including Dynasty Warriors: 7 as Wang Yi, and in several of anime's best loved series including Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa Chronicle, and Claymore.

Michele began her career with classical training, earning degrees in both Theater and Classical Music, but her Los Angeles career started in sketch comedy. While currently making a living in TV and film appearances, voice acting, and commercials, she first spent 10 years creating and performing original characters, sketches, musicals, and short films around LA and beyond - including the HBO Comedy Workspace and comedy festivals. 

She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her time on set being told in various forms: "Great - now turn it down a notch."

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Mike S. Miller is a New York Times best selling illustrator whose career has spanned 22 years primarily in comics and video games. After a decade working for Marvel and DC on top titles such as "X-Men," "Wolverine," "Adventures of Superman" and "JLA" among others, Mike took a turn toward the independent, assuming the role of art director at start-up publisher, DBPro, and helmed titles such as George R.R. Martin’s prequel to A Game of Thrones: "The Hedge Knight" and "The Sworn Sword" as well as Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time prequel: "New Spring," among others. In 2004, after developing several of his own properties, Mike joined with magazine publisher Brett Burner and formed Alias Comics; later optioning one of his titles, "Deal with the Devil" to Lionsgate films. From Alias, Mike took the position of comic book representative for Wowio.com, bringing the fledgling site to an audience of over 200,000 daily unique users with his unique knowledge of the comics and webcomics audience. Mike recently returned to mainstream comics working regularly for DC comics on the popular "DC Universe Online: Legends" series, "Batman: Arkham" digital comics, and is the regular cover artist for Dynamite/Del Rey's Goerge R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones comic book adaptation, as well as being a regular Zenoscope cover artist. Mike is currently also a main interior artist on the #1 digital comic in the world: "Injustice Gods Among Us: Year 3" and is working on the third installment of "The Hedge Knight" series, "The Mystery Knight" for Random House Publishing.
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Powerhouse artist Mike Zeck, renowned illustrator and storyteller, is making a rare and select series of appearances in 2015.

A heavy-hitter in the comics industry, and influencing generations of artists, one would have to argue which of Mike’s series has been the most influential, or which is embossed most deeply in our pop culture.

Zeck’s epic six part story Kraven’s Last Hunt, with J.M. Dematteis and Bob McLeod, springs immediately to mind. This groundbreaking series took the Spider-man character to a whole new level, and has been touted by readers as the "Greatest Spider-Man story of all time," in recent polls.

Considered one of "the" Punisher artists, Zeck’s work with writer Steven Grant on the character--collected as Circle of Blood--sets the standard for the look and feel of the Punisher and propelled him to flagship character status at Marvel. In fact, along with air-brush artist Phil Zimmelman, Mike has created some of the most recognizable painted images of the Punisher ever made.

The Limited Series Secret Wars, set the comic book readership on their ears, and brought a new black-and-white costume design for Spider-man (designed by Zeck) which is still recognizable and indelible to this day. Spider-man wore the costume temporarily, and it still lives on in the form of the super-villain, Venom.

In short, when you stop and think of the t-shirts sporting Zeck images, the homages to his covers, the lineage of his storytelling, you need a long sheet of paper to start writing them down.

Michael J. Zeck it seems, always knew he would work in the arts. Born in Pennsylvania and growing up in South Florida, he later attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, his eye always on working in the sequential art field. He began that career at Charlton Comics with their animation-related line of comics leading to horror titles, later moving on to Marvel Comics. Some of his first work at Marvel included Master of Kung Fu and Captain America, with many more titles, at numerous companies, to follow from there.

Zeck’s work has graced the pages and covers of Aquaman, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Lobo, Deathstroke The Terminator, The Eliminator, and too many titles to mention here.

Zeck will be promoting his new art book Raw Fury: The Art of Michael J. Zeck at each of his appearances.

For more information on this appearance and Michael J. Zeck contact Eva Ink Artist Group at: evaink@aol.com.

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Mos Eisley Base is the Arizona chapter of the Rebel Legion, an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in creating costumes from the Star Wars mythos. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucasfilm recognizes the Rebel Legion as a premiere volunteer Rebel costuming group. Research, create, build and improve your costumes in a place where costumers with similar passions share skills, tips and ideas. Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Troopers, Princesses and even Wookiees.... we've got them all....and we're always looking for more. We are the good guys! What makes us the good guys? Besides our 'Good Guy' costumes, our worldwide membership often choose to give back to their communities (through costumed volunteer activities and charity events). No one can provide the public with a greater range of Star Wars costumes, nor a more personable, interactive, face to face experience.

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Mur Lafferty of Serial Box is the winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2013, Lafferty has been a podcaster for over 10 years, running award-winning shows such as I Should Be Writing and novellas published via podcast, Lafferty has written for RPGs, video games, and short animation.  She is the author of The Shambling Guides series from Orbit, including The Shambling Guide to New York City and Ghost Train to New Orleans.

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Phoenix Comicon welcomes author Myke Cole! Best known for writing the Shadow Ops series, Myke’s career outside of being a novelist has encompassed everything from counterterrorism to cyber warfare and federal law enforcement, as well as three tours in Iraq and responding to domestic disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and hurricanes Irene and Sandy. He's a die-hard gamer, raised on 1st edition Dungeons and Dragons, and a huge comic nerd (his favorite is, unsurprisingly, Captain America).

Myke recently celebrated the publication of Gemini Cell, a new book set in the Shadow Ops universe, but with a whole new storyline and characters and intended as an entry point for those who haven't read his other books. It will be followed by a sequel, Javelin Rain, in 2016. Learn more at http://mykecole.com/.

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Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold, and Blood of Tyrants, the first eight volumes of the Temeraire series. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as the Locus Award for Best New Writer and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She is also the author of the graphic novel Will Supervillains Be on the Final? and the upcoming novel Uprooted (on sale May 19, 2015), a new fairytale for the modern age.

Fascinated with both history and legends, Novik is a first-generation American raised on Polish fairy tales and stories of Baba Yaga. Her own adventures include pillaging degrees in English literature and computer science from various ivory towers, designing computer games, and helping to build the Archive of Our Own for fanfiction and other fanworks. Novik is a co-founder of the Organization for Transformative Works.

She lives in New York City with husband and Hard Case Crime founder Charles Ardai and their daughter, Evidence, surrounded by an excessive number of purring computers.

http://www.naominovik.com/
Twitter @naominovik
Naomi Novik appears courtesy of Del Rey Books.

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Nei Ruffino is a cover artist, colorist, and creator of the fantasy comic "The Secret Life of Crows,". She is also a colorist to the stars of the industry such as J Scott Campbell, Eric 'e.Bas' Basaldua and Frank Cho to name a few. She has worked and is working on projects for DC and Marvel such as "Spider-Man," "Green Lantern," "Batman," "Superman," and too many more to mention! Nei is also part of the creative team behind the forthcoming "Widow's Web" series to be published in 2015.

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Australian actress Nell Campbell was born in Sydney, New South Wales where she attended Abbotsleigh School for Girls before moving to Britain in the early 1970s. Noticed for her tap dancing skills, she was cast as Colombia in the original stage production and in the film production of The Rocky Horror Show and starred as Nurse Ansalong in the sequel Shock Treatment. Following her success in Rocky Horror, she signed a recording contract and released songs including Stilettos and Lipstick, Do the Swim, Fever, and Beauty Queen.

Campbell went on to appear on stage in productions including A Street Car Named Desire, You Should Be So Lucky, and Nine. On television she appeared on shows including Rock Follies of '77, Shoestring, and Saturday Night Live. As an entrepreneur, Campbell opened a nightclub Nell's in Manhattan, and the restaurants The Kiosk and E&O. Campbell also regularly contributed to the magazine Talk with her segments MamaTalks and FirstLook.

 

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Norm Rapmund is an inker who made a name for himself during the early years of Image Comics on such titles as "Brigade," "Supreme" and "Bloodstrike." From there, Norm moved to Marvel where he worked on several titles including "Wolverine," "Fantastic Four," and "Rogue." He later became known for his work with penciller Ian Churchill on "Coven," "Lionheart," "Superman/Batman," "Supergirl," and "Titans."

Norm has continued to make his mark on a variety of DC titles including, 3-year run doing Finishes over Dan Jurgens on "Booster Gold," "Time Masters: Vanishing Point," "DC Comics: The New 52," "Teen Titans," "The Ravagers," "Nightwing," and "Batman/Superman." Currently Norm is doing the inking on DC's "New 52: The Flash."

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We’re Terry and Oliver Holler and we are traveling to the future in our DeLorean Time Machine (that we built!) through all 50 states to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson's Research.  Our mission is called, ‘To The Future’ and we’d like you to come with us. 100% of the donations collected will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, through Team Fox.

We joined Team Fox, a branch of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research after hearing that Michael himself has the disease.  This organization is our focus due to our admiration for Michael J. Fox, and his inspiration through the ‘Back To The Future’ trilogy.  Most of all, his optimistic approach in dealing with Parkinson’s helped us realize that we can do something to give back.

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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Patricia Quinn is an actress and singer best known for her work in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She attended Belfast’s Arts Theatre and British Drama League and later trained at the Drama Centre in London. One of her first roles on stage was in the Best Play of the Year Winner, AC/DC at the Royal Court Theatre. She starred in a number of theatrical productions after that before she was offered the role of the Usherette/Magenta in Rocky Horror. She opened the first performance on stage with Science Fiction Double Feature in London. Following its success, she reprised her role of Magenta in the film version in 1975. While Richard O'Brien's singing opens the film version, it's still Quinn's infamous, glossy red lips that are seen on screen at the beginning.

Quinn went on to gain further notoriety in both film and television, including roles in The Love School, I, Claudius, Shock Treatment, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Doctor Who, and most recently, The Lords of Salem, and Yurei No Henka.

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Paul Cornell is a writer of science fiction and fantasy in prose, comics and TV. He's written Doctor Who for the BBC, Batman and Robin for DC and Wolverine for Marvel. His two Shadow Police urban fantasy novels, London Falling and The Severed Streets, will be joined by a third this year. 2015 will see a number of exciting new projects, many of them creator-owned.

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Peter V. Brett is the internationally bestselling author of The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, and the newly released The Skull Throne. Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons, Brett has been writing fantasy stories for as long as he can remember. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and Art History from the University at Buffalo in 1995, then spent more than a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in New York.

http://www.petervbrett.com/
Twitter: @PVBrett
Peter V. Brett appears courtesy of Del Rey Books

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Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the  woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. Now he lives Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

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The R2-D2 Builder's Club is an International online community focused on building life size replicas of everyones favorite Star Wars Droid.

Local members will be at Phoenix ComiCon, showing off their creations, and discussing the finer points of building Astromechs and other Star Wars Droids.

Come see us at the Star Wars Neighborhood!

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Rafael Albuquerque was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1981. He began his career in advertising. He started working on comic books in 2002 with AK Comics. In 2005, he published his creator-owned graphic novel Rumble in la Rambla, which was later published by Image Comics as Crimeland in the United States.

Albuquerque went on to work with Boom! Studios on titles including Pirate Tales and Saveage Brothers. With Image Comics he worked on Wonderlost, and contributed to the anthology 24Seven. Albuquerque began to work with DC Comics in 2007 on Blue Beetle, Batman, Batwoman, Batman Eternal, and Superman/Batman, Teen Titans, Green Lantern, and the Eisner award winning series American Vampire.

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Raven Gregory is a comic writer and editor who has yet to win a single award to show off to his mom but is responsible for the creation of some of the hottest independent comics on the stands today. With over two-hundred stories published he also served as the Executive Editor and Staff Writer of Zenescope Entertainment before moving on to pursue producing his own line of creator owned books. His past works include "The Gift," "The Waking," "Fly," "Irresistible," "The Threater," "The Wonderland Trilogy," "The Dream Eater Saga," "The Secret Life of Crows," "No Tomorrow," and the upcoming "Widow's Web." He currently resides in Glendale, Arizona with his four kids, and two dogs. "Widow's Web" will be his very first Kickstarter!

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Orphan(0) : Raven Gregory (guest_id=128) : categories=Comics,Horror;
 

Ray Villafane, visionary and patriarch of the Villafane Studios Sculpting Family was born in Queens, New York to Reinaldo Villafane and Virginia (Guzman) Villafane. He spent his childhood on Long Island and was raised alongside two sisters and one brother. At a very young age Ray showed a knack for art; a passion that his mother approvingly encouraged him to pursue. Throughout his academic career, Ray’s classmates and teachers also recognized his natural artistic abilities.

 

Ray graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1991. However, also having a passion for children, he elected for a career in teaching. From 1993 to 2006 Ray taught Art for students grade K-12 in Bellaire, Michigan. It was during his teaching tenure that Ray began “dabbling” in pumpkin sculpting, initially as projects with his students. After several custom-carved requests from students’ parents, Ray realized he was on to something with his pumpkins and started offering them to local hotels and restaurants. It became his fall hobby for several years.

 

In 2003, Ray married Tamara Schmidt. While Ray and Tammi’s union gave rise to a blended family, they also had children together. It was during this time that Ray was encouraged by his wife to find an art medium he really enjoyed and run with it; they could use his obvious talent to supplement their income and support their large family. Ray decided to contact a former SVA classmate whom he had thought to be working for Disney as an Animator. Upon speaking, he learned that the friend was actually sculpting for Disney. Having really sparked Ray’s interest, he flew to New York to spend a weekend observing his colleague in action. That weekend clarified for Ray exactly what he wanted to do; he went home and started sculpting his first piece.

 

The exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity amassed an all-new appreciation for pumpkin carving, and his artistic take on the traditional jack-o-lantern has granted him invitations from across the globe for VIP Galleries (Very Impressive Pumpkins). From the President’s quarters in the White House to Bermuda’s Sousa’s Gardens, Ray’s pumpkins have gathered a cult-like following.

 

Website: http://villafanestudios.com/

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Writer, editor, and color-artist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of Nick Cardy: The Aritst at War, Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art or Mark Texeira, the children's book Kerry and the Scary Things, Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan, and Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash among many others.

Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Guardians of the Galaxy, Superman, Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian, The Punisher special projects, and Conan Saga, then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk, at Marvel as well, as part of that legendary run.

She then moved to Topps Comics where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena and Hercules and is the co-creator—with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden-- of the successful series, Spartan X which will be made into a trade paperback featuring new material in 2015.

She is also the colorist on hundreds of comics from The Avengers to Spider-man to Captain America to Jurassic Park, among many, many others. "I must have colored a thousand pages of comic books," she says.

Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Rush Hour Two, Red Dragon , To ease the lose, and Swimming With The Virgin, among others.

In addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Eva Ink Artist Group, which represents artists and writers in comics, storyboards, fine art painting and more (www.evainkartistgroup.com). Renee is also one of the producers of the Creator Chronicles DVD series with Woodcrest Productions, featuring interviews with major industry creators such as George Perez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Wagner, Joe Sinnott and many more.

Current projects also include new books Michael Golden, Dangerous Curves, Santa Confidential with Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne, Mark Texeira: Tempest, James O'Barr: Uncoffined, and the soon to be released James O'Barr: Tears in the Rain.

Renee will be available to autograph the thousands of comics she has worked on in her career, film DVD's and her newest books available at all the shows.

In her not so abundant free time, she lectures on storytelling, most recently in China and Russia, fishes, dances, travels and is also curating several major art exhibits featuring U.S. and European talent.

For more information on Renee Witterstaetter and her projects, contact: www.evainkpublishing.com.

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Richard Kadrey is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus ten novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, Carbon Copy, was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget.

He has been immortalized as an action figure. "Kadray [sic]: The Invincible Wizard" was a villain in an episode of the Blackstar animated TV series.

Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics mini-series Accelerate, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future.

He has written and spoken about art, culture and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW and Wired For Sex on the G4 cable network.

Richard has no qualifications for anything he does.

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Best known as the voice of Ghostface in the Scream films and Mojo Jojo on The Powerpuff Girls, Roger is a theatre trained actor, director, and puppeteer. His work includes films, television, commercials, videogames, recorded books, and theatre.

He has appeared on Robert Chicken, Legend of Korra, The Regular Show, Code Name: Kids Next Door, The Book of Pooh, and Celebrity Death Match. His film work includes Mars Attacks, Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Khumba, The Adventures of Mr. Incredible, Titan A.E., EDtv, and White House Down.

Roger’s videogame titles include Tales From the Borderlands, Among the Sleep, Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, American McGee's Alice games and Grimm, The Sims, Dungeons & Dragons, Yakuza, Jade Empire, several Star Trek games, and more Star Wars games than we can list.

He has been a voice double for Liam Neeson, John Goodman, Sir Christopher Lee, James Woods, and Max von Sydow. He is also an award winning graphic artist and illustrator.

Roger is appearing courtesy of www.GalacticProductionsLLC.com

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Romero Entertainment is a Tucson based comic book company run by Ernest and Beatriz Romero. Ernest Romero has worked for BlueWater Productions, SpazDog Press, Mermaid Press, and the Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona. He self publishes the comic book series, Breed, The Soft Machine, and Silver. Beatriz Romero has worked for SpazDog Press and the Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona.

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Born April 13, 1950 in New York, Ron Perlman is a classically trained actor that has appeared in numerous feature films, television productions, and stage plays. In 1981 he stared as Amoukar in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Academy Award-winning film Quest for Fire, a role that earned him a Genie nomination. He again teamed up with Annaud in 1986 as the hunchback Salvatore in The Name of the Rose. In 1987 he landed the role of Vincent in the television series Beauty and the Beast. Though the series was cancelled in its third season this role earned him a loyal fan following and a Golden Globe. In 1995 he took on what would be one of his first leading roles as One in The City of Lost Children directed by Jean-Pierre Jenuet. Further collaboration with Jenuet eventually sent him into space him alongside Sigourney Weaver in 1997 as the gun-for-hire Johner in Alien: Resurrection.

He became friends with director Guillermo del Toro during their collaboration on Cronos in 1993. This friendship lead to role for which Perlman is best known; Hellboy. In 2004 he made his first appearance as Hellboy on the silver screen and reprised the role again in 2008 in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Both Hellboy films were directed by Guillermo del Toro. The pair collaborated most recently on Pacific Rim in 2013 where Perlman portrayed Hanibal Chau, a black market dealer of sorts specializing in alien biology.

In addition to stage, film, and television, he has also lent his voice to several animated series, features, and video games such as The New Teen Titans (2012), Tangled (2010), Hellboy: Blood and Iron (2007) and Halo 3 (2007). In 2008 he returned to his television roots as Clarence "Clay" Morrow in the hit FX television series Sons of Anarchy. After five successful seasons his story arc came to a conclusion in 2013. In 2014 Perlman starred in a pilot for Amazon's Prime video service called Hand of God and was most recently seen on two episodes of the hit NBC series The Blacklist.

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Ryan Ottley is an American comic book artist who broke into comics professionally in 2004 with The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman on the Eisner-nominated Best New Series Invincible for Image Comics. 10 years later, Ottley still producing incredible art on Invincible and loving it.

Ottley penciled issues 1-5 of Haunt with Todd McFarlane on inks, Superman/Batman Annual #1 for DC Comics, and one-shots Death Grub, Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark. He also created one of the variant covers for The Walking Dead #100 for Kirkman and penciled a short story for issue 75.

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Sam Sykes is the author of The City Stained Red and The Aeons' Gate Trilogy. He lives in Arizona. He is very tall and handsome and can catch a salmon out of a stream with his hands. You should say hi to him and maybe give him cookies.

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Copic Certified artist Samantha Gorel, who’s already made a name for herself stateside as illustrator and writer of Once Upon a Titan and Flower in the anthology Flower.Picture.Mask, as well as illustrating Danger Line (all Doujinshi), will soon have a following overseas when her new tutorial book, Manga: The Mega Guide, is published by England's SEARCH Press in 2016.

Before catching the eye of a traditional publisher, Gorel, who specializes in Copic marker and traditional artworks, developed a large fan base with her self-published works. If she looks familiar, you’ve probably seen her at Artist Alley or one of the many Comicons she’s either exhibited at or attended as a featured panelist. Knowing how difficult it was for her to go from unknown to fan favorite, Gorel takes special interest in beginner artists by offering free online tutorials, which can be seen at http://mireielle.deviantart.com.

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Are sick of looking for love in Alderran places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  Well you asked for them by name, and we got them...Sci-Fi Speed Dating is coming to Phoenix Comic Con!   Speed dating by fan for the fans!  8 sessions will be run at PCC this year!  Must be 18, must be Single, and must be willing to have fun!

 
Questions?  Ask SFSD directly on their Facebook: www.facebook.com/SciFiSpeedDating
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Scott "KaiserNeko" Frerichs is a Texas based, Californian native voice actor, graphics designer, and writer. Co-founder of TeamFourStar, he is the director, editor, and co-writer for DragonBall Z Abridged, providing the voices for King Kai, Trunks, Burter, Korin ,Yajirobe, Garlic Jr., Zarbon, and various side characters in the series. He's also voiced for several indie video game projects and the professional MOBA-game Heroes of Newerth, as well as anime titles including The Ambition of Oda Nobuna and Ping Pong: The Animation!
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New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler is the author of fifteen novels, six novellas and dozens of short stories. His hardcover horror-thrillers are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey. He also co-founded Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his YA Galactic Football League series (The Rookie, The Starter, The All-Pro, The MVP, and The Champion).

Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over 35 million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.

Scott reinvented book publishing when he released Earthcore the world's first "podcast-only" novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, Earthcore harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.

He's been covered in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, io9, Wired, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. He still gives away every story – for free – to his Junkies at www.ScottSigler.com.

A Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco but still roots for his beloved Detroit Lions.

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty-five million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

In the last few years, she has placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel, her Dark-Hunter novels are a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins, and the Chronicles of Nick manga are published by Yen Press. Chronicles and Nick and Dark-Hunter are soon to be a major motion picture and the Dark-Hunters are currently being developed as a television series.

Connect with Sherrilyn at her website and on Twitter.

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Steven K Smith (aka SKS Props) makes his living as a premier cosplay artist and full time prop maker in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been obsessed with video games for years and began to take games to a whole new level by crafting characters' iconic props and costumes back in 2012. His props and award winning costumes have been seen worldwide and featured on numerous cosplay and geek websites. One of Smith's latest works is a set of Dragon Age Inquisitor armor deemed so accurate it was flown to Norway and used in Lindsey Stirling's official Dragon Age music video.

He is known for giving back to the cosplay community by sharing lots of progress pictures and walkthroughs on sites like Facebook, Instructables, and The Replica Prop Forum. Be sure to keep up with Steven's work on his Facebook prop page and on Twitter and Instagram.

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Stephen Blackmoore is the author of the novels City of the Lost, Dead Things, Khan of Mars, and the upcoming Broken Souls. His short stories have appeared in the magazines Needle, Plots with Guns, Spinetingler, Thrilling Detective, and Shots as well as the anthologies Deadly Treats, Don't Read This Book, and Uncage Me. He can be found online at http://stephenblackmoore.com and on Twitter at @sblackmoore. He is a scintillating conversationalist and brutally handsome.

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Summer Glau is an American prima ballerina and actress, who is best known for for her iconic characters River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Summer got her start in Joss Whedon's much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina in the 2002 episode "Waiting in the wings." Contributing to her Sci Fi credit were roles in USA's The 4400 as Tess, a Schizophrenic that can control others with her mind and followed it with a return to the Whedonverse in Dollhouse as Echo's long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson.

2010 saw Summer fulfilling two lifelong dreams by starring in both a Lifetime movie Deadly Honeymoon, and filming a Western The Legend of Hells Gate: An America Conspiracy. Summer revisited TV screens in 2011 in NBC's highly anticipated The Cape as Orwell, an investigative blogger who teams up with Vince/The Cape in order to fight crime and restore justice. Most recently Summer did an impressive guest appearance on Alphas. And, it has just been announced that she will now be seen in the CBS TV pilot Scent of the Missing as Sedona with Tricia Helfer.

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Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she teaches high school English. When not writing obsessively, Suzanne can be found searching her own tragic memories for inspiration. She is the author of several books for teens, including The Program, A Need So BeautifulA Want So Wicked, and The Treatment, her most recent book The Remedy was just released. Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter at @Suzanne_Young, and visit Suzanne-Young.blogspot.com.

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Tangl has been costuming since 1988 and has dressed shows for stage and screen as well as private collectors, charities, schools, and non-profit organizations. She is Corresponding Secretary for the International Costumer’s Guild and is a founder of her local branch, the Gem State Costumers. She’s done over 500 appearances nationwide to teach costuming. She’s well-versed in everything from wigs to shoes to packable props, with over 90 panels to her resume. Her how-to costuming book, Surviving Your Own Creativity, released in March of 2015 and is the best selling book in the FJ Publishing catalog.

She has taught at conventions across the country including the World Science Fiction Convention and Salt Lake Comic Con. Tangl has also been published in the 2011 Hugo Award winning Drink Tank fanzine and in the 2012 Hugo Nominated Journey Planet. Her first book, Thine Enemy’s Eyes, is the premiere novel released by Fantastic Journeys Publishing. As a co-founder, Tangl looks for submissions from other authors, helping them to tune their writing and realize their dreams. “The company is run by authors, for authors, and is small enough to give you individual attention. We welcome submitters and want to learn about your endeavors!”

Her fifth book in her series, Full of Sound and Fury, releases in June of 2015.

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The Arizona Autobots, a local group of transformer costume builders and enthusiasts, ...

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The DREAD Fleet is comprised of five ships, each specializing in a spectrum of pirate talents; belly dancing, sword fighting, living chess matches, stage shows, contra dancing, and all manner of pirate history! Our ships sail Arizona executing educational and entertaining performances. If ye think us merely a sailor’s grog induced ramblings, we beg you visit when we make port at Phoenix Comic Con. Our adventures promise to amuse and may entice the wayward free-booter!

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The 602nd Desert Corps is a chapter of the G.I.Joe charity costuming group The Finest. We are based in Arizona. We are fans of G.I.Joe A real American Hero. We love to costume and do chartable events to raise money for charity and have fun doing it. 
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We are a Chapter of the Adrian Empire, a nation-wide 501c3 Educational non-profit corporation, dedicated to recreating the skills and activities of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
 
The Kingdom of Umbria is located in Arizona. We have an exceptional group of artisans who always amaze us with their ability to do phenomenal work that range from bardics, paintings, cooking, brewing, archery. We also have fierce combatants who are truly a sight on any field.
 
We have members in Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and places in between. If your interested in speaking with members in your city, contact the Kingdom Hospitaler (Sir Aldra Stormdragon) for contact information. We welcome you to attend our monthly tournaments and practices in Phoenix and Tempe, or any of our events listed on our home and event pages.
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Tim Vigil is a comic book artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre. His main graphic novel Faust was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the movie Faust: Love of the Damned (2001). The followup Faust: Book of M was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative.

Tim is responsible for creating the "DynaPop" style of art and was a key member of the Rebel Studios crew. He has done art for the comics anthology Caliber Presents at Caliber Comics; for the title Morella at Verotik (the comic book label of The Misfits leader Glenn Danzig); for Broken Halos Studios, such as Broken Halo, Gunfighters in Hell (featuring art by his brother Joe Vigil); and the artbooks Dark Utopia and Gothic Nights. Tim also created the titles: EO and Webwitch at Avatar Press.

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Todd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he's even been an action figure or two. Haberkornmobile sold separately.

In the world of anime, Todd got his first major start in Suzuka as Yamato Akitski. From there, he went on to voice roles such as Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Keroro from Sgt. Frog, Keiskuke from Initial D, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Pokemon and many others. As far as video games go, you'd recognize his voice in Defiance, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. His voice makes sure to get its marathon training in as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you'll find everything from thrillers and young adult to zombie sagas and children's books.

As far as on camera is concerned, when he isn’t working on films, industrials, and television projects for other companies, Todd does work with his company Out of the Office Productions. This is one aspect of a long history of on camera work in narrative film, commercials, and shorts. When he isn't fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at pop culture conventions as a guest to meet fans and sign autographs. He is represented by The Horne Agency and William Morris Endeavor.

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Todd Nauck is the artist of the Marvel Comics series, Nightcrawler with legendary X-Men writer, Chris Claremont. Nauck is also the artist of the series Invincible Universe and Guarding the Globe for Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image Comics.

Todd Nauck is a well known artist of the comic book industry and works regularly for Marvel, DC, and ImageComics with credits including Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Teen Titans Go, and Young Justice, as well as countless others. Nauck is the artist of the best selling comic book, Amazing Spider-Man #583: the Spider-Man/Barack Obama Team-Up.

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Best known for his work in the Star Wars Universe, Tom has worked on various franchises such as HALO, Transformers, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and The Simpsons. in 2012, Tom also provided the art for a 40 page graphic novel for the legendary prog-rock band and 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, RUSH.

Tom is currently working on a Graphic Novel, "Mind of Mirrors" with the band "Dan & Leland" (due spring 2014) and is looking to expand on his body of work in the comics industry in 2014.

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Tom started doing voiceover work at the age of 15, in his home town of Kansas City. By the time he got out of college, he had done several hundred commercials, and by the time he was 23, he was in Chicago, regularly landing National TV spots and other jobs. But what he really wanted to do was Cartoons. So at the age of 24, he moved to Hollywood and immediately started landing Commercials, Movie Trailers, Network Promos... succeeding in every area of VO work except animation.

After several years of auditioning with no results, he was about to give up on that dream when he landed a lead role in Iron Man. Then came The Wild Thornberrys... then The Powerpuff Girls, then Kim Possible... and, well, you get the idea.

Tom Kane's tremendous vocal range has led to a busy career. Every week, he records literally dozens of Movie Trailers, Commercials, Network TV Promos, Video Games and Cartoons, most notably as the Voice of Yoda in Star Wars The Clone Wars.

Currently, he has National Spots running for Scrubbing Bubbles, Cars 2, Walmart, Chrysler, Netflix, Nintendo, Propel Water, McDonald's, Kellogg's Corn Pops, The Smurfs, Nickelodeon... the list goes on.

In addition to voicing Yoda, he has voiced lead roles in The Powerpuff Girls, Robot Chicken, Kim Possible, The Avengers, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Iron Man, The Wild Thornberrys, Wolverine and the X-Men and many more.

Kane has been in almost every Star Wars game ever made, as well as games based on Star Trek, The X-Men, Batman, The Avengers, The Lord of the Rings and more.

An unusual area of Kane's work is voice-doubling. When celebrities are not available to do their post-production or testing dialogue recording, Tom fills in for A-listers such as Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Liam Neeson and others.

He has also been the live Announcer for three AFI Lifetime Achievement Award telecasts, as well as the Announcer for the 78th, 80th and 83rd Academy Awards.

Most recently, he was chosen to be the voice for Walt Disney amusement parks, worldwide.

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Tom is the author of four young adult novels: Sick (a YA zombie novel), Party, ManicPixieDreamGirl, Zero (an ALA/YALSA Best Young Adult Novel for 2013), and his newest release, Random.

Tom brings 22 years of theatre experience as an actor and director to both his writing and classes on writing and publishing. He is available for school visits, classes, and other presentations, having been a teacher, panelist, and/or lecturer for Phoenix Comicon, the Tucson Festival of Books, ASU, RWA, SCBWI, Kennesaw State University, Western New Mexico University, NCTE, ALAN, and many more. He can be reached via his website at www.tomleveen.com.

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Tony Parker is an Eisner nominated artist, illustrator and college professor. He has worked for nearly every major US comic company (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, BOOM!, IDW, and Aspen), as well as Nike, Games Workshop, and private corporate clients. He has done comic work for Mass Effect, Godzilla, Conan, and Warhammer (Fantasy and 40K). He dislikes talking about himself in the third person, but if he put it in the first person, it would make it look like the book or website did all these things. You can find out more about his work, as well as see more of his art, at www.tonyparkerart.com

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Travis Hanson is an Eisner-nominated, fantasy illustrator with a huge imagination. For the last 15 years he has worked in comics, children's art, RPG fantasy, and games; and fans from conventions also know him for his simple fun illustrations that encourage the basic human need for creativity. 

Travis loves to create and tell stories. His goal with his artwork is fill people with a sense of adventure, wonder, imagination and especially hope. His works tell their own stories and if you let them they will take you places. So if you are ever feeling blue or need a recharge, come and hang out in his imagination, because he knows that if he can bring someone else up and add a sense of wonder, excitement and a drive to be creative then he is on the right track. 

Travis created the long running comic series the Bean and has also published an art book, Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon. Last fall he released the book Tanner Jones and the Quest for the Monkey Stone. Most recently completed The Bean vol 4: The Dark Road. 

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Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive is a non-profit cosplay for charity group that helps raise money for the AAWL (Arizona Animal Welfare League). the first and largest no-kill animal shelter in Arizona.  We are designed off of the Umbrella Corporation from the beloved Video game and movie franchise Resident Evil. When ever we can we attend events to raise money for charities. we have 50+ active dress up members and 180 total members and quickly growing. we love what we do and are always looking for more members to help the group grow and in return help the animals.  

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Van Jensen is a former newspaper crime reporter and magazine editor who broke into comics as the writer of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, which was named one of YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. He also has written The Leg: The Remarkable Reappearance of Santa Anna’s Disembodied Limb, and Green Lantern Corps and The Flash for DC Comics. A native of western Nebraska, Jensen now lives in Atlanta.

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Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theatre. Her voice has been a part of Saturday morning cartoons for some time now. She is probably best known for playing the roles of Ash and May on Pokemon, April on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Abby on Cubix, among others. She can be heard as Max on Dinosaur King, Carly on Yu-Gi-Oh!5D's, many characters with accents on Huntik, and as Tori in Tai Chi Chasers. She can be heard on PBS kids' Word World (Sheep), Lunch Lab (Mixiebot), and the recently launched Chuck Vanderchuck's 'something something' Explosion! (Ramona). Some anime favorites include Yukino on His and Hers Circumstances, Amelia on Slayers, all 7 Nana's on Nana Seven of Seven, and Narue on World of Narue, as well as many others. She has done numerous voices for animation, video games, audiobooks, commercials, and documentaries. For a more in depth list, check out her website: www.veronicataylor.net.

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Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. He started his career in anime more than ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games and is known for roles including Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim's Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more.

Vic has played the lead in the new Pokemon movie, as well as roles G4's Wolverine and Iron Man series, and the original Mass Effect movie. Vic has also played roles in Tiger & Bunny, Digimon, Nura, Lagrange and several others. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Dynasty Warriors, Persona III, Sonic Colours, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer/singer/producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes.

Finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and is deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series like Nuka Break, Starship Farragut, and is executive producing the TOS based series Star Trek Continues where he is also playing Captain Kirk. Vic works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.

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Viola Carr was born in Australia, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of her slumbering cat. She loves history, and pops down to London’s many historical sites whenever she gets the chance. She likes steampunk, and thought it would be cool to investigate wacky crimes with crazy gadgets…just so long as her heroine was the creator of said wacky gadgets: a tinkerer, edgy, with a dash of mad scientist. Readers can follow her on Twitter at @viola_carr and online at http://www.violacarr.com.

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Wesley Chu's best friend is Michael Jordan, assuming that best friend status is earned by a shared television commercial. If not, then his best friend is his dog, Eva, who he can often be seen riding like a trusty steed through the windy streets of Chicago.

In 2014, Wesley Chu was short-listed for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award. Chu's debut novel, The Lives of Tao, earned him a Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a Science Fiction Goodreads Choice Award Finalist slot. The sequel, The Deaths of Tao, continues the story of secret agent Roen Tan and his sarcastic telepathically bonded alien, Tao.

Chu has two books scheduled for 2015. The last book in the Tao trilogy, The Rebirths of Tao, is coming out April 7th, 2015. Time Salvager, featuring an energy stealing time traveler with addiction issues, is slated for July 7th, 2015.

Website: www.wesleychu.com
Twitter: @wes_chu

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Weston Ochse is the author of twenty books, most recently two SEAL Team 666 books, which the New York Post called 'required reading' and USA Today placed on their 'New and Notable List of 2012.' His first novel, Scarecrow Gods, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel and his short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as been multiple finalists for the Bram Stoker Award. His work has appeared in comic books, and magazines such as Cemetery Dance and Soldier of Fortune. He lives in the Arizona desert within rock throwing distance of Mexico. He is a military veteran with 29 years of military service and recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan.

www.westonochse.com
Twitter: @westonochse

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Wyatt has been acting since he was a child playing roles like Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Into The Woods: Rapunzel’s Prince and more. He’s won several classical piano competitions and enjoys composing, singing and playing bass with his band. Wyatt even works as a flight director at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center taking young students to distant destinations in the galaxy. He comes from a family of nine where the ultimate family pastime is anything Star Trek.

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An American author who has published over twenty books, the titles AfterAge, deadrush, Final Impact, Red Shadows, DeadTimes, That's Not My Name and Mirror Me were solo novels, or fiction created solely by her. Her most recent works Highborn and Concrete Savior are part of The Dark Redemption Series. She lives in Arizona and is married to author Weston Ochse.
 
AfterAge was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association's 1993 Bram Stoker Award, in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Deadrush was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association's 1995 Bram Stoker Award, in the category of Superior Achievement in a Novel. Her 'Buffyverse' novel, The Willow Files, Vol. 2, won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award in the category of Works for Young Readers. Final Impact won the 1997 Chicago Women In Publishing Award for Excellence in Adult Fiction, and the Rocky Mountain News "Unreal Worlds" Award for Best Horror Paperback of 1997.
 
That's Not My Name was the First Place Winner of the Illinois Women's Press Association's 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest in the Fiction Novel Category. 
 
That's Not My Name was also the First Place Winner of the National Federation of Press Women's 2001 Communications Contest in the Fiction Novel Category. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Paleo was the First Place Winner in the Illinois Women's Press Association's 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest in the Juvenile Book Category, and the Third Place Winner, National Federation of Press Women's 2001 Communications Contest in the Juvenile Book Category.
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