Guests for Comicon 2016
Guests are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
 

ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer, and award-winning editor.

The author of Made to Kill, volume 1 in The LA Trilogy, Adam is co-writer of The Shield for Dark Circle Comics and author of the official tie-in novels novels based on the hit CBS television show Elementary.

Born in New Zealand, Adam has lived in Great Britain since 2006.

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Adam Orndorf has worked in indie comics for 16 years as both a writer and an artist. Recently he has signed on with the Action Lab/Danger Zone label. They will be releasing "Blood & Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenny" co-created with Mike Martin, this summer. Located in Phoenix, AZ, Adam has a number of projects including his own independently produced "180 Days" coming out over the next year.

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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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Born in New York City in 1946, Foster was raised in Los Angeles. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from UCLA (1968, l969) he spent two years as a copywriter for a small Studio City, Calif. advertising and public relations firm.

His writing career began when August Derleth bought a long Lovecraftian letter of Foster's in 1968 and much to Foster's surprise, published it as a short story in Derleth's bi-annual magazine The Arkham Collector. Sales of short fiction to other magazines followed. His first attempt at a novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, was bought by Betty Ballantine and published by Ballantine Books in 1972. It incorporates a number of suggestions from famed SF editor John W. Campbell.

Since then, Foster's sometimes humorous, occasionally poignant, but always entertaining short fiction has appeared in all the major SF magazines as well as in original anthologies and several "Best of the Year" compendiums. His published oeurve includes more than 100 books.

Foster's work to date includes excursions into hard science-fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He has also written numerous non-fiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as having produced the novel versions of many films, including such well-known productions as Star Wars, the first three Alien films, Alien Nation, The Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek, Terminator:Salvation, and both Transformers films. Other works include scripts for talking records, radio, computer games, and the story for the first Star Trek movie. His novel Shadowkeep was the first ever book adapation of an original computer game. In addition to publication in English his work has been translated into more than fifty languages and has won awards in Spain and Russia. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first work of science-fiction ever to do so. He is the recipient of the Faust, the IAMTW Lifetime achievement award.

Though restricted (for now) to the exploration of one world, Foster's love of the far-away and exotic has led him to travel extensively. After graduating from college he lived for a summer with the family of a Tahitian policeman and camped out in French Polynesia. He and his wife JoAnn Oxley, of Moran, Texas, have traveled to Europe and throughout Asia and the Pacific in addition to exploring the back roads of Tanzania and Kenya. Foster has camped out in the "Green Hell" region of the Southeastern Peruvian jungle, photographing army ants and pan-frying piranha (lots of small bones; tastes a lot like trout); has ridden forty-foot whale sharks in the remote waters off Western Australia, and was one of three people on the first commercial air flight into Northern Australia's Bungle Bungle National Park. He has rappelled into New Mexico's fabled Lechugilla Cave, white-water rafted the length of the Zambezi's Batoka Gorge, driven solo the length and breadth of Namibia, crossed the Andes by car, sifted the sands of unexplored archeological sites in Peru, gone swimming with giant otters in Brazil, surveyed remote Papua New Guinea and West Papua both above and below the water, and dived unexplored reefs throughout the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. His filmed footage of Great White Sharks feeding off South Australia appeared on both American television and the BBC.

Besides traveling he enjoys listening to both classical music and heavy metal. Other pastimes include basketball, hiking, body surfing, and scuba diving. In his age and weight class he is a current world and Eurasian champion in powerlifting (bench press). He studied karate with Aaron and Chuck Norris before Norris decided to give up teaching for acting. He has taught screenwriting, literature, and film history at UCLA and Los Angeles City College as well as having lectured at universities and conferences around the world. A member of the Science-Fiction Writers of America, the Author's Guild of America, and the Writer's Guild of America, west, he also spent two years serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission of his home town of Prescott, Arizona. Foster's correspondence and manuscripts are in the Special Collection of the Hayden Library of Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

The Fosters reside in Prescott in a house built of brick salvaged from a turn-of-the-century miners' brothel, along with assorted dogs, cats, fish, several hundred houseplants, visiting javelina, porcupines, eagles, red-tailed hawks, skunks, coyotes, bobcats, and the ensorceled chair of the nefarious Dr. John Dee. He is presently at work on several new novels and media projects.

 
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Known for roles in some of the most popular television series in both the US and the UK, Alex Kingston began her career with a recurring role on the BBC teen drama Grange Hill. After appearing in such films as The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and A Pin for the Butterfly, Kingston began appearing on the long-running medical drama ER in September of 1997. She first appeared in the premiere episode of the fourth season, the award-winning live episode "Ambush" where she portrayed British surgeon, Elizabeth Corday. Her character proved to be incredibly popular, appearing on the series for just over seven seasons until leaving in October 2004. Kingston did return to the role in spring 2009 during ER’s 15th and final season for two episodes. Kingston continued to entertain US audiences in November 2005, when she guest-starred in the long-running mystery drama Without a Trace.

Not limiting her talents to the screen, in 2006, Kingston starred as Nurse Ratched, opposite Christian Slater as Randle Patrick McMurphy, in the Garrick Theatre's West End production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

2008 saw Kingston in one of her most beloved recurring roles to genre fans when she guest-starred in the fourth series of Doctor Who. Her debut as the character River Song was in the two-part episode "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead.” Originally thought to be a one-off, River Song was such a hit with fans she has since appeared in fifteen episodes of the series and counting.

Later in 2008, Kingston took the part of Mrs Bennet in the acclaimed four-part British television production Lost in Austen, based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.In October that same year, Kingston returned to US screens with an appearance in the perennially popular CSI:Crime Scene Investigation where she portrayed Patricia Alwick, a psychiatrist and grief counsellor who helps the team cope with the recent death of CSI member Warrick Brown.

The next year, Kingston portrayed Miranda Pond, a defense attorney in two episodes of the legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and returned the following year as the same character in two more episodes of the long-running series.

In early 2013, Kingston began appearing in the CW series Arrow,based on the Green Arrow DC comics character, as Professor Dinah Lance, the mother of Laurel and Sara Lance and can next be seen in the films Happily Ever After and Bukowski, based on the life of author Charles Bukowski.

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ALEXANDRA OLIVA is the author of The Last One, a suspense novel about a survival reality TV show, where the lines between reality TV and true reality blur.  Oliva was born and raised in upstate New York. She has a BA in history from Yale University and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. The Last One is her first novel.

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Allen Amis is a costume and prop builder working out of Chandler, Arizona. He got his start when Star Wars costuming ignited his passion for building and weathering sci-fi armor. He’s since won awards and accolades for his ability to bring artistic concepts and renderings to life as wearable costumes and displayable props.

His most famous costume, Samurai Boba Fett, is a show-stopper that even took a prize at Star Wars Celebration, the largest Star Wars convention in the US, and was featured in IO9, Geek Tyrant, UAT’s Bohemian Rhapsody Star Wars music video, and more.

He currently makes props for fan films, collectors, convention displays and cosplayers. His recent projects include his unforgettable Dragon Age prop work in collaboration with Red Nebula Studios and Dragon Age weapon/shield collaboration with Dolf Works, a Walking Dead-inspired Mandalorian armor set for the Artmor Charity Auction, and a lion helm for Opera Theatre of Montclair’s production of NABUCCO.

He’s always eager to help fans get their start on bringing their favorite costumes to life, and does several panels and talks throughout the year on the building process. You can catch Allen displaying and even wearing some of his creations at local Comic Book Conventions, Art Walks, and Charity functions throughout the year.

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Alyssa Wong studies fiction in Raleigh, NC, and really, really likes crows. Her work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Tor.com, among others. Her short fiction has been nominated for multiple awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Nebula Award twice. Alyssa can be found on Twitter as @crashwong.

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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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The Arizona Autobots are a costuming enthusiasts who have designed and built a costumed character based on the 80's cartoon and movie.  The Autobots have done many toy drives, corporate and public events. The latest adventure of this group was they were cast in a live-action Hollywood fan film directed by Chisel Pixel Productions. 

The Arizona Autobots were formed in the fall of 2014, with a goal of making properly scaled-to-each-other costumes, so when you come see us, we are as accurate as we can size wise "humanly" possible.

Come check out screenings of the film Generation: 1, meet the cast and crew at our film, come to a Q&A with Director Lior Molcho and Danit Sigler; the  Director of photography, and voice over panels as well as finding out how to make costumes at our foam panel!

We look forward to seeing you all at our booth, and around the convention

https://www.facebook.com/arizonaautobots/

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The Arizona Avengers were founded back in 2009. They're an all volunteer-based charity costuming group located in the state of Arizona. They work very hard to accurately capture everyone's favorite Marvel characters while they visit hospitals, schools, shelters, low-income recreational facilities, food, toy, and book drives. They work alongside other non-profits to interact with children and their families all throughout the entire state. Their goal is to make the world a better place by giving back to the community, spreading positivity, and enriching the lives of others through their costuming, commitment, and dedication to service.
 

https://www.facebook.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.

Find out more about Cactus Brick at cactusbrick.org or on Facebook.

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Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as Blake Belladonna from RWBY.

She also voices the character Dr. Emily Grey in the longest running web-based series, Red vs. Blue, created by the Austin-based production company, Rooster Teeth. With a background in theatre and classical voice, Arryn is now based in LA pursuing her career in film and television.

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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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Ash is the creator and writer of the SQUARRIORS comic book serial. He is also the creator and organizer of the pop-culture event known as, "Count-I-Con." Ash lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland.

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Ashley is the illustrator for the comic book serial, "Squarriors." She recently worked with Yen Press illustrating and adapting the graphic novel of Anne Rice's “Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story” and "Anne Rice's Wolf Gift." Ashley is also an illustrator for the Fantasy Flight card game, "Netrunner," the comic book series - “Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water,” and the webcomic - “Scorch.”

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Austin Aslan was inspired to write his young adult sci-fi survival eco-thrillers The Islands at the End of the World and The Girl at the Center of the World while living with his wife and two children on the Big Island of Hawai`i, where he earned a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo. A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, he can often be found exploring the wilds of northern Arizona in a tent on a punctured air mattress. In other lives, Austin drove ambulances way too fast, served as an ecotourism Peace Corps Volunteer in a Honduran cloud forest, and managed a variety of local, state, and federal issue campaigns. Austin loves to travel widely and photograph nature. Follow him on Twitter at @Laustinspace.

Kirkus Reviews named The Islands at the End of the World one of the best young adult novels--and one of the best science fiction novels--of 2014.

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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 Hall of Heroes 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.com 

 

 
Facebook group page/forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AZTARDIS/
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Kitson's first professional work was Spider-Man for Marvel UK. He also drew many stories for 2000 AD, beginning with a "Future Shocks" tale written by Peter Milligan as well as others by Grant Morrison, and going on to achieve great acclaim with his detailed work on Judge Anderson written by Alan Grant.
 

Kitson provided illustrations for "Osgood Peabody's Big Green Dream Machine", a Superman text story written by Grant Morrison which appeared in the 1986 British Superman Annual.  His first American work for DC Comics was a Batgirl Special published in 1988. He and writers Keith Giffen and Alan Grant launched the L.E.G.I.O.N. series in February 1989.  The Azrael series was crafted by Kitson and writer Dennis O'Neil beginning in February 1995.  While drawing Azrael, Kitson drew part of the "Contagion" storyline which crossed-over through the various Batman-related titles.  Kitson was one of the many artists who contributed to the Superman: The Wedding Album one-shot in 1996 wherein the title character married Lois Lane.  With writers Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn, Kitson produced the JLA: Year One limited series which clarified elements of the team's origin.  In 2000, Kitson drew a series titled Empire which was written by Waid, whose protagonist was a Doctor Doom-like supervillain named Golgoth who had defeated all superheroes and conquered the world. The series was originally published by Gorilla Comics, a company formed by Waid, Kurt Busiek and several others, but the company folded after only two issues were published.  Empire was completed under the DC Comics label in 2003 and 2004.  In 2002 he began a run on The Titans  and in 2004, he and Waid relaunched Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics and continued on it for two and a half years ending with issue No. 31.
 

Kitson has worked with Marvel Comics since 2007 on titles including The Order, Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four, and The Amazing Spider-Man.   In addition, he has worked on The Incredible Hulk, an Iron Man miniseries, and FF.

 

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Acclaimed illustrator Basil Gogos was born in Egypt to Greek parents. He moved with his family to America when he was sixteen years old. Gogos attended several New York area schools which include the National School of Design, the Phoenix School of Design, and the School of the Visual Arts. Moreover, Basil studied with noted illustrator Frank J. Reilly at the Art Students League of New York.

After winning a competition sponsored by Pocket Books, Gogos began his professional career with his first cover painting for the Western paperback novel "Pursuit" in 1959. He provided cover illustrations for men's adventure magazines in the early 1960's. Basil achieved his greatest enduring popularity with his remarkable cover illustrations for nearly 50 issues of the beloved horror cinema magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. Gogos not only did drawings of such iconic horror thespians as Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Lon Chaney, and Peter Cushing, but also such classic horror characters as Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein's monster, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Godzilla, King Kong, the Wolf Man, and the Phantom of the Opera.

Other publications Basil did cover art for are "Eerie," "Creepy," "Spaceman," "Wildest Westerns," and "The Spirit." In the late 1970's Gogos decided to focus more on fine art; he did personal art pieces in watercolor and other media. He also worked as a photo retoucher in the ad department for United Artists, did occasional illustrations for movie posters, and later moved into advertising where he produced presentation sketches and storyboards for a major ad agency. Basil returned to the horror genre in the mid-1990's; his work has appeared on trading cards, lithographs, and the covers of the magazine "Monsterscene." In addition, Gogos has painted CD covers for Rob Zombie, the Misfits, and Electric Frankenstein. The coffee table book "Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos" was published by Vanguard Productions in 2005. In 2006 Basil Gogos was the recipient of the Rondo Hutton Classic Horror Awards' Special Monster Kid Hall of Fame Award for his exceptional contributions to classic horror.

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Becky Chambers is a science fiction author who studied performing arts and worked in theater administration before becoming a writer. Born and raised in California, Becky has spent time living in Scotland and Ireland but is now back in her home state. Her career as a full-time writer began in 2010 with a focus on technical writing, essays, science fiction, and more. Her first novel is The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and she's currently working on its companion novel.

Learn more about Becky by visiting her website.

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Co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour stage show alongside writing partner Ben Acker.

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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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Ben Templesmith is a New York Times best selling artist and writer most widely known for his work in the comic book industry where he has received multiple nominations for the International Horror Guild Awards as well as the industry’s top prize, the Eisner Award. He also won a Spike TV Scream Award. He was born March 7th 1984, in Perth, Australia. Raised as an orphan by monks & studied marine biology and design at UWA.

As a creator, his most notable works have been 30 Days of Night (which spawned a major motion picture) and Fell. His other projects include the critically acclaimed serial Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, as well as Welcome to Hoxford, The Squidder and Singularity 7, all of which he also wrote.

He’s also worked on Gotham By Midnight, Star Wars, Ten Grand, Doctor Who, GI Joe, Army of Darkness, Silent Hill and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, among others.

He does art for money in a strange & hugely lucky thing some would call a “career” & follows the Giant Space Squid. He loiters in Chicago with his amazing lady, Ashley & two very spoiled cats.

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Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair west of Phoenix, Arizona. She's the author of The Clockwork Dagger (a 2015 Locus Award finalist for First Novel) and The Clockwork Crown from Harper Voyager. Her new alt history-steampunk series starts with Breath of Earth this August. 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.

Find out more about Beth on her website bethsotelo.com, and follow her on Twitter.

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Singer, dancer and star of stage and screen, the multi-faceted Billie Piper has been entertaining audiences since her teens. She signed a recording contract at the age of 15 and released her debut single Because We Want To which shot straight to the top of the charts and made her the youngest ever artist to debut at number one in the UK singles charts. Following up with the success of her impressive debut, Piper released a follow up in 2000 with a sophomore effort Walk of Life before turning her efforts to a career in acting.

In 2004, Piper made several screen appearances in theatrical films such as The Calcium Kid and Things to do Before You’re Thirty. The roles offered a great change of pace for Piper and prepared her for what would become her most notable role yet.

With the long dormant Doctor Who series finally making its return to the BBC in 2005, Piper was cast as Rose Tyler, the companion to Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor for the first two seasons of the re-launched series. The success of the first two series was directly responsible for the resurgence in popularity of the Doctor Who brand, leading to greater exposure for the show as a whole as well as an audience in the US. Following the second series finale, Doomsday, Piper left the series as regular while making still occasional appearances on series specials.

Following her work on two made for television films airing on the BBC, The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North, Piper landed the role high-class escort Belle de Jour/Hannah Baxter in the series Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Piper was lauded for her work on the steamy show and was nominated for Best Actress by Entertainment Weekly magazine during the series’ run.

Piper can currently be seen on the Showtime horror series, Penny Dreadful as Brona Croft, an Irish immigrant with a mysterious and dark past. With no signs of slowing down, Billie Piper continues to redefine who she is and what she’s capable of in front of the cameras.

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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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Rebekah McKendry is the Editor-in-Chief of Blumhouse.com run by BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, as well a co-host of KILLER POV, the popular weekly horror podcast on GEEKNATION. Previously, she was the Director of Marketing at FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT for over a decade. Additionally, she is an award winning horror filmmaker with a number of festival accolades over the past several years and is currently working on her PhD which is focused on the horror and exploitation genres.

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Bob Morley stars as “Bellamy Blake" in The CW’s drama/sci-fi series “THE 100” which in 2015 he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Actor in a Sci-fi/Fantasy Show." Morley recently starred as Aiden in the hit Australian series “Neighbours” and starred in the Australian feature film thriller “Road Kill,” opposite Sophie Lowe, Xavier Samuels and Georgina Haig.  He was previously a series regular on the Australian TV series “The Strip” and “Home and Away,” which earned him a Logie Nomination for best new actor.  He also starred in the Australian sports drama “Blinder,” directed by Richard Gray, which had a theatrical release in 2013 across Australia.


In 2014, Morley starred alongside Haley Bennett and Thomas Dekker in “The White City,” a film from Gil Kofman, writer/director of the critically acclaimed and award-winning independent film “The Memory Thief,” and Oscar nominee Tanner King Barklow.

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After discovering punk rock in his teenage years, Brad Dwyer played in a variety of loud, obnoxious bands before eventually applying the same D.I.Y energy and aesthetic to self-publishing autobiographical mini-comics (in addition to occasional stories of fiction). 

His weekly, music-themed comic strip, "Record Heat", ran for over a year in the Phoenix New Times paper, archives of which can be found online. He has also contributed to a variety of comic anthologies, including "Unite and Take Over, Vol. 2: A Smiths Comic Anthology", and the first two volumes of Mitch Clem’s award winning “As You Were”, a punk rock-themed comics compilation. Additionally, he has had comics published by Razorcake fanzine, and is involved with designing art for bands, music events, and ‘zines. Brad's art and comics can currently be viewed online in the award winning web-comic, "Epic Tales of the Mundane", as well as on various social media platforms.

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Bradley Beaulieu is the author of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, the first novel in the Song of Shattered Sands series, which NPR called “a bold new fantasy world” and Amazon and Barnes & Noble named one of their top fantasy novels of 2015. Beaulieu has received the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award and earned a Gemmell Morningstar Award nomination. He has published work inRealms of Fantasy and Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, and is the author of the acclaimed Lays of Anuskaya Trilogy. Find him online athttp://quillings.com/.

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Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This changed when an eighth-grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.

 

Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written. Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its follow up The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten-volume series The Stormlight He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series; 2009’s The Gathering Storm and 2010’s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013. Four books in his middle-grade Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series were released by Scholastic, and his novella Infinity Blade: Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series.

 

Three more novellas, Legion, Legion: Skin Deep and The Emperor’s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Produced three young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor, Steelheart and Firefight from Delacorte.

 

The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings and was on the short list again in 2012 for The Alloy of Law. The Emperor’s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella. He has also won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice award for Best Epic Fantasy twice and has been nominated three other years. He was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and he won Audible.com’s third annual Tournament of Audiobooks. The Rithmatist was nominated for an Audie award in 2014 an award he won in 2015 for Words of Radiance. He has hit the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller List seven times, with all three Wheel of Time books hitting the #1 spot. A Memory of Light closed out the series by hitting the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller List top ten for a Wheel of Time record eight straight weeks. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians was optioned for film by DreamWorks Animation, Mistborn was optioned by Paloppa Pictures, Legion was optioned by Lionsgate, and The Reckoners series has been optioned by Fox. A Mistborn video game, Mistborn: Birthright, is in production with Little Orbit for multiple platforms. Brandon’s books have been published in over 20 languages, and he has won Spain’s UPC Science Fiction Award.


Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. With Howard Tayler, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Dan Wells, he also hosts the Hugo Award-winning writing advice podcast Writing Excuses, which has thrice won a Parsec Award.

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Hailing from the epicenter of culture known as South Beloit, Il, Brent was on a one-way trip to normalcy until the fateful day he laid eyes upon his first comic book. He immediately grabbed hold of a pencil and never let go, dedicating himself to creating scores of characters and scenarios with a zeal that would make lesser men quake in dread.

Now located in Minnesota, he draws upon a fertile imagination marinated in comics, old cartoons, classic horror movies, pro wrestling and face-melting metal to create distinctive illustrations with a retro feel that run the gamut from comic books to editorial and packaging assignments. His current projects include Ant-Man and Howling Commandos for Marvel, Back to the Future for IDW, and Adventures of Superman and Batman ’66 for DC Comics.

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After cartooning for a local newspaper, Blevins became a professional comic book artist in the early 1980s. During that time, Blevins drew Marvel Comics adaptations of films such as The Dark Crystal, Krull, andThe Last Starfighter. Blevins was a guest artist on a number of titles before becoming the regular artist of The Bozz Chronicles, which was published under Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics imprint.

Blevins first regular job on a superhero comic was on the 1987 revival of Strange Tales. Strange Tales was an anthology that featured two ongoing features produced by two different creative teams — Cloak and Dagger drawn by Blevins, and Doctor Strange.

That same year, Blevins became the regular penciler on New Mutants. Blevins drew the majority of issues from #55 to #83. Blevins later became the regular artist on Sleepwalker.

Blevins then began to work primarily on comic books produced by DC Comics, especially Batman comics.

In 1996, Blevins moved into the field of television animation. He primarily drew storyboards for Warner Brothers-produced cartoons such as Superman, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, andthe Justice League. In 1996, Blevins won two Emmy Awards for his storyboard contributions to some of those shows.

Blevins stopped regularly drawing storyboards in 2005. He now does gallery art, primarily oil paintings, and boosts his income with freelance storyboard work.

Blevins's freelance work has appeared in Disney Magazine as well.

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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 co-written) 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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In 2015, Pulido, who grew up in Long Branch, New Jersey, launched Coffin Comics and has written / published: Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1, Lady Death: Damnation Game #1, Zack, The Zombie Exterminator and La Muerta #1: Descent.

Pulido created the Chaos! Comics universe including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity & dozens of other characters. He has published / written Lady Death, Evil Ernie, A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Megadeth, ICP and many more.  He is on The Hero Initiative’s fundraising board and has received the CBLDF Defender of Liberty Award. He wrote / directed The Graves starring Tony Todd.

Lady Death #1 celebrates its 22 anniversary in 2016!

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www.LadyDeathUniverse.com

 

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A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as playing Haruhi Fujioka. Caitlin also lends her voice to Rose in Tales of Zestiria, Elma in Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Cammy White & Decapre in the Street Fighter IV &V series of video games.

Other well-known roles include Petra in Attack on Titan, Diancie in Pokémon’s Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Hannah in Black Butler II, Miria in Baccano, Satellizer in Freezing, Vivi in One Piece, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Yakumo in School Rumble, and Kim in Soul Eater.

2015 was a big year for Caitlin, adding Kirigiri in Danganronpa: The Animation, Miho Amakata in Free! Eternal Summer, Lilith in Absolute Duo, Michael in Maria the Virgin Witch, Kimi in Tokyo Ghoul, Mitsuko in Yurikuma Arashi, Hanayo in Selector Infected WIXOSS, Erica in Gangsta,  Himeko in The Rolling Girls, Natsume in Tokyo Ravens, Rumina in Mikagura School Suite, Makina in Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Young Ragna in BlazBlue Alter Memory, Minami in D-Frag, Ami in Noragami Aragoto, and Retoree in Show By Rock to her already prolific list of anime roles.

This year is shaping up to be exciting as well, with the releases of Lord Marksman and Vanadis (Eleonora & ADR Director), Love Live! School Idol Project (Maki Nishikino & ADR adaptive script writer), and the highly anticipated video game Battleborn, in which Caitlin portrays the dark elf ranger, Thorn. You’ll also hear her as Hitomi in FUNimation’s new dub of The Vision of Escaflowne.

 

Caitlin’s directing credits include Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Chaos;HEAd, Gunslinger Girl- Il Teatrino, Linebarrels of Iron, Murder Princess, Suzuka, One Piece, Absolute Duo, Maria the Virgin Witch, Riddle Story of Devil, Show by Rock, Noragami Aragoto, Garo The Animation and Prince of Stride: Alternative, all as an ADR Director for FUNimation Entertainment. She has also lent her adaptive writing skills to Bang Zoom! Entertainment for such titles as Durarara x2, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, and A Lull in the Sea.

For a complete list of her work, check out http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Caitlin-Glass/

 

You can follow Caitlin on Facebook at Caitlin Glass Voice Actor, @caitlinsvoice on Twitter, and glasscaitlin on Instagram!

 
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Caity is currently starring as ‘Sara Lance / White Canary’ in CW’s hot new TV show, “Legends of Tomorrow”. Caity was last seen on the silver screen in the dance film Battle of The Year opposite Josh Holloway (“Lost”) and The Machine where she has garnered rave reviews for her performance and has received a nomination for “Most Promising Newcomer” in the British Independent Film Awards. Caity starred in The Pact, which was a breakout film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and fans can look forward to The Pact 2 In theaters this summer.

On the small screen, Caity is often recognized for her recurring role as ‘Stephanie’ on AMC’s “Mad Men”, as well as her role as ‘Officer Kirsten Landry’ on MTV’s “Death Valley”.  A native of San Diego, California, Lotz excelled in the arts from a young age, exploring studio art, photography, dance, and drama, ultimately forming an irreplaceable love of performance art. Dancing from the age of seven, Lotz appeared as a dancer for Lady Gaga, toured with Avril Lavigne, and was a member of “Soccx,” a musical pop group with two top-selling singles in Germany. Showcasing her individuality through free-style and break dancing, Lotz has mesmerized audiences, raising the bar with her unique acquired skills – tricking and parkour.

Lotz currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Carl Gottlieb (born March 18, 1938) is a screenwriter, actor, comedian, and executive. He is best known for co-writing the screenplay for Jaws, as well as directing the 1981 low-budget cult film Caveman.

He began writing comedy for TV, contributing to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for which he won an Emmy Award in 1969, The Music Scene, The Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, and The Odd Couple. Minor acting roles have included Robert Altman's M*A*S*H and the film Clueless. Gottlieb also cowrote David Crosby's two autobiographies, 1989's Long Time Gone and 2006's Since Then.

Gottlieb was hired as an actor to appear as Harry Meadows, the editor of the local newspaper, in Jaws. He was hired by his friend, Steven Spielberg, to redraft the script, adding more dimensions to the characters, particularly humour. Ironically, his redrafts reduced the role of Meadows (who still appears in the Town Hall corridor and the Tiger Shark scene). He wrote a book, The Jaws Log, about the notoriously difficult production of the film. Bryan Singer has referred to it as being "like a little movie director bible".[3] He was enlisted under similar circumstances to work on the Jaws 2 screenplay. He co-wrote the screenplays for The Jerk and Jaws 3-D. Gottlieb contributes to Jaws related activities, such as interviews (including the documentary The Shark Is Still Working) and attended JawsFest on Martha's Vineyard in June 2005.

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Casey Kaki has been doing professional special effects makeup since 2012. Her work can be seen in various films, commercials, magazines, and television. In 2012, she began her own SPFX company, Adore Le Gore, which now sponsors makeup classes and cosplay workshops for at risk teens at local community centers. Through her passion of choreography and theatrical performances, Casey has won three Best in Shows titles and two first place titles while attending various comic cons. Although her devotion for cosplay has become a focus in her life, she true passion relays on horror-side of costuming, which has included 8 Zombie Queen titles, Miss Scarizona, and various SPFX awards ranging from conventions to private competitions, winning over 33 makeup awards.

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Chad Hardin: Penciler and Inker on Harley Quinn.

Chad Hardin grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He moved to Cedar City, Utah, where he attended Southern Utah University and later completed his Bachelor's in Art with an Illustration Concentration. After graduation, he went to work in the video game industry, where he worked on a number of high-profile titles for several studios.In 2006, he quit his full-time job as an in-house illustrator to pursue his life-long dream of drawing comics.

In 2013 He graduated from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco with an MFA in illustration. Today he resides in Enoch, Utah, with his wife and four children, and is currently illustrating DC's hit comic Harley Quinn.

Take a look at Chad's website here. You can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Chantelle Aimée Osman is the author of numerous flash fiction and short stories published in literary journals, e-zines and anthologies. She has also judged many short story and mystery contests, including the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards and the Five Star Book Awards. She was a 2011 Anthony Award nominee for The Sirens of Suspense (www.sirensofsuspense.com or on Twitter @SuspenseSirens), a blog on all things mystery, and reviews for the syndicated blog of The Poisoned Pen. In her former life she worked in Hollywood, and now owns the screenplay editing and consulting company A Twist of Karma Entertainment, LLC (www.twistofkarma.com). She is also an attorney who moonlights as a rogue book designer and contributor to Suspense Magazine. Learn more at: www.ChantelleAimee.com

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Chris Gore is a comedian and writer who was a regular on G4TV's Attack of the Show. He is the founder of Film Threat, the author of several movie books, writer/producer of the feature comedy My Big Fat Independent Movie and his podcast is PodCRASH with That Chris Gore.

Chris currently co-hosts Geektime with Ralph Cirella on SiriusXM Howard 101. There he provides news and commentary from the world of geekdom.

Chris' latest project is a comedy album/book titled "Celebrities Poop." 

Get more at ChrisGore.com or follow Chris @ThatChrisGore on Twitter.

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Chrissie Zullo is currently creating the covers for Vertigo’s Fables: The Wolf Among Us and Dynamite's Vampirella, and is also known for her work on Fables, Fairest, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, Hack/Slash, Little Nemo Anthology, Womanthology, and Archie.

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Christina Henry is the author of the Chronicles of Alice, which began with Alice, and the national bestselling Black Wings series featuring Agent of Death Madeline Black and her popcorn-loving gargoyle Beezle. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son. Learn more about Christina by visiting her website, christinahenry.net.

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Chris Uminga is a freelance illustrator and artist, who is currently creating original artwork for Disney's Wonderground Gallery. He has also worked for WB/DC Comics and IDW Publishing. Chris has designed toys for Mezco (Living Dead Dolls: Figurines) as well as album cover art for Interscope Records.

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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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Having written or drawn most every major title published by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, Dan Jurgens is recognized by fans everywhere as a major creative force.

Jurgens began his career with DC Comics as artist on THE WARLORD. Shortly after, he created, wrote and drew BOOSTER GOLD for DC. He continued with stints on FLASH GORDON, GREEN ARROW, and THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Most notably, he logged a ten-year run as writer/artist on SUPERMAN, including the best-selling Death of Superman for which he won the National Cartoonists Society Award for Best in Comic Book Division. Jurgens followed up with the mega-hit crossover ZERO HOUR, which redefined the DC Universe.

He moved to Marvel Comics and launched a new Spider-Man series, THE SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN. Jurgens then logged seven years writing THE MIGHTY THOR and also wrote and drew CAPTAIN AMERICA.

In 2005 Jurgens moved into the world of book publishing to write and illustrate You Can Draw Marvel Characters for Dorling Kindersley Publishing.

Jurgens has since returned to DC Comics where he helped relaunch, write and draw BOOSTER GOLD, which he first created in 1985. He moved on to write and draw TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT and revisit the Death of Superman in DC UNIVERSE: LEGACIES. In 2011, Dan returned to writing and drawing BOOSTER GOLD in order to make it part of a very special storyline involving the entire universe of DC characters.

As part of DC Comics' major NEW 52 launch, Dan was heavily involved in two projects. He started with JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, which focused on a team of global heroes serving as earth's protectors. The team was lead by Dan's creation, Booster Gold. In addition, Dan drew the newly launched GREEN ARROW series, featuring a dramatic new vision of DC's Emerald Archer. Dan followed that up with a return to the SUPERMAN and FIRESTORM titles, which he wrote and drew.

In 2014, Dan will be one of the artists and writers on DC Comics' dynamic new weekly series, NEW 52: FUTURES END, which explores both the present and future of the DC Universe of stars. Dan also launches a new series for DC called AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS, featuring Aquaman and the enigmatic new group of heroes simply known as The Others.

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Dan Starkey is a British actor known for making numerous appearances in the Doctor Who franchise as different Sontaran characters, most notably as Strax.
 

He studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and graduated in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic before training at the Bristol Old Vic (graduating in 2006).
 

He played the enraged loner Simon in Muswell Hill by Torben Betts at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre (Feb/March 2012) and was nominated as Best Male Performance at the 2012 Off West End Theatre Awards (Offies). In November 2013 Starkey appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
 

On 2 January 2015 Starkey was a member of the winning team on Christmas University Challenge, representing Trinity Hall, Cambridge who defeated Balliol College, Oxford, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Hull. His team-mates were international rower Tom James, world champion cyclist Emma Pooley and novelist Adam Mars-Jones.

 
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New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells writes a little bit of everything, but is best known for his thriller series I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, and his post-apocalyptic teen series PARTIALS. His other novels include THE HOLLOW CITY, about schizophrenia, and A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS, which will debut as a stage production in October 2015. His novella "The Butcher of Khardov," based on the Warmachine tabletop game, was nominated for a Hugo Award--the first piece of media tie-in fiction ever nominated in a prose category. He has received many other Hugo nominations for his podcast Writing Excuses, including one win in 2013; the podcast has also received several Parsec Awards, runs its own writing retreat, and in 2014 published a combination anthology/textbook called SHADOWS BENEATH. Also in 2014, Dan compiled and edited an anthology called ALTERED PERCEPTIONS, designed to raise awareness of mental illness. Dan's novel I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER is soon to be a major motion picture, filming in Spring of 2015, to be released sometime in 2016.
 

Dan lives in Utah with his wife and five children; he has also lived in Germany and Mexico, and loves to travel every chance he gets. He owns more than 350 boardgames, which makes it more of an addiction than a hobby, but he loves the symptoms and refuses to seek help.

 
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Dan Wickline has written for Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Humanoids Publishing, Zenescope Entertainment, Avatar Press, Top Cow and Dynamite Entertainment. Dan has also written for the Metal Hurlant Chronicles television series and has penned two novels featuring his character Lucius Fogg – Deadly Creatures and Malicious Intent.

His most recent projects have been Tales of Honor for Top Cow, God is Dead for Avatar Press and a children’s book called The Mysterious Monkey of the Monarch Apartments which he wrote the day after the Phoenix Comicon 2015.

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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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Darrell is the CCO of Stranger Comics. After graduating from Vanguard University of Southern California with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, he began developing intellectual property with Sebastian A. Jones. Professionally, he has collaborated on projects with the filmmakers The Polish Brothers (Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork) on their comic book Salvador and is also credited as the Art Director of the comedy pilot Cast Off starring Scoot McNairy (Argo, 12 Years a Slave) and Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, 30 Rock). Currently, as the CCO of Stranger Comics he has been developing comics and kid’s books to his credit include Niobe: She is Life with cultural icon Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games), The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer, Dusu: Path of the Ancient, Piñata, Salvador, Ruining Christmas, Tales of Asunda, Erathune, I Am Mixed, I Am Living in 2 Homes, and I Am Awesome. The latter three are part of the children’s I Am Book Series, which is co-created by Garcelle Beauvais (Flight) with forewords by Halle Berry , Dr. Charles J. Sophy (Dr. Phil), and Angie Harmon. The Untamed is being produced for animated television by Jones, Lloyd Levin (Watchmen, Hellboy) and Andrew Cosby (Eureka) with the Film Roman Studio (The Simpsons).

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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 Fielding played the character of "Zordon" and provided the voice for the character for the first season of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) for Saban Entertainment. David holds two degrees in acting - a BFA from Texas State and an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his stage and film work, David has provided voice work for a number of popular PC video games, including Empire Earth and Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna. David resides in Texas and is using his skills to help other actors perfect their craft.

 
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David was born in Detroit, Michigan to Jeraldine and Nathaniel Ramsey. He has 5 siblings. He graduated from Mumford High school and turned down a scholarship to attend the University of South Carolina. David is part of the cast of TV-series "Arrow" (2012) and has also starred in the TV-series "Dexter."

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D.C. Douglas will forever be known as either the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake, or as the soulful voice of Legion in the “Mass Effect” series, pulling on the heartstrings of fans around the world. These roles are a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical autobot Chase on Discovery Family’s “Transformers: Rescue Bots.” And we can’t forget him as Bud in “Sharknado 2.”
 

In addition to his extensive character voice over work (see below for highlights) you’ve heard him on over 300 radio & TV commercials as from GEICO to Experian. You may also have seen him on “Z Nation,” “NCIS,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Workaholics,” “Charmed,” Criminal Minds,” “Castle,” and many more TV shows.
 

D.C. has been in many indie films you’ve never heard of, but Albert Wesker fans should check out “Apocalypse Kiss” on iTunes if they want to see him with blonde hair and a tan. Or look for him as the villain in the Wesker inspired “Isle of The Dead” on SYFY channel this summer, costarring Joey Lawrence and WWE former Diva, Maryse Mizanin.
 

Other cartoon/anime/game highlights include: One Piece as X Drake, Regular Show as (TBA recurring 2016), Transformers: Rescue Bots as Chase, Family Guy as Superman, Naruto: Shippûden as Gari, Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma - (TBA 2016), Xenoblade Chronicles X as H.B., Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps / Revelations 2 / The Mercenaries 3D / The Darkside Chronicles / Resident Evil 5 / The Umbrella Chronicles as Albert Wesker, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - all - as Albert Wesker, Mass Effect 2 & 3 as Legion, Street Fighter X Tekken as Raven, Eddie Gordo, Tekken 6 as Raven, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma as Azrael, Lost Dimension as George Jackman, Persona 4: Dancing All Night as Dance Instructor, Tales of Vesperia as Alexei Dinoia, Eternal Sonata as Jazz...

More details: www.DCDouglas.com | www.twitter.com/DC_Douglas | www.facebook.com/mrdcdouglas | www.imdb.com/name/nm0235006

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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.

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Dheeraj Verma is a comic book artist. He started out in comics in India in 1993 and as well as gaining huge success in that field, he worked as a senior visualizer at video game company Escosoft Technologies. He later began working for American comic companies, debuting on Avatar's Joe R. Lansdale's By Bizarre Hands and working for Marvel Comics, Devil's Due Press, Dynamite, and IDW Publishing. He is also a regular series penciler for Lady Death.

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In March 1988, Gabaldon decided to "write a novel for practice, in order to learn how." At the time, she did not intend to share it with anyone, or to try to get it published. While "casting about for an appealing time and place" for the novel, she happened to see an old Doctor Who rerun on PBS, titled "War Games." One of the Doctor's companions was a young Scot from around 1745, a young man about 17 years old named Jamie MacCrimmon, who provided the initial inspiration for her main male character, James Fraser, and for her novel's mid-18th century setting. Gabaldon decided to have "an Englishwoman to play off all these kilted Scotsmen," but her female character "took over the story and began telling it herself, making smart-ass modern remarks about everything." To explain the character's modern behavior and attitudes, Gabaldon chose to use time travel.

Later in 1988, Gabaldon posted a short excerpt of her novel on the CompuServe Literary Forum, which led to her introduction to the literary agent Perry Knowlton by author John E. Stith. Knowlton represented her based on an unfinished first novel, tentatively titled Cross Stitch. Her first book deal was for a trilogy, the first novel plus two then-unwritten sequels. The first book's title was changed before release to Outlander in the United States, but remained unchanged in the U.K. According to Gabaldon,Cross Stitch," a play on "a stitch in time", was liked by the British publishers; however, the American publisher said that it "sounded too much like embroidery" and wanted a more "adventurous" title.

The Outlander series presently comprises seven published novels, with the eighth installment, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, scheduled to be published in 2013. Gabaldon has also published The Exile (An Outlander Graphic Novel) (2010). The novels center on Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser and James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, and are set in Scotland, France, the West Indies, England, and America. The Lord John Series is a spin-off from the Outlander books, centering on a secondary character from the original series.

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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.

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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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Eddie had been working with Wildstorm/DC Comics working on video games and comic books.  Most of Eddie’s time at Wildstorm was spent working on DC Universe Online and Green Lantern video games doing concept and cut scene artwork.  Some of Eddie’s comic book credits include working on Lois Lane and the Resistance, Deadpool, Ami-comi, and Fanboys vs Zombies.

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Emma Caulfield is known for memorable roles on some of the biggest television hits of the 90’s and 2000’s. Caulfield was first notice by television fans for her role on the long running Fox soap, “Beverly Hills, 90210” as the girlfriend to Jason Priestley’s Brandon Walsh character, Susan Keats. Caulfield’s run on the series lasted for thirty episodes and eventually lead to her most famous recurring television role.
 

Fans of Joss Whedon’s beloved television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” will recognize Caulfield as a demon known as Anyanka who went by the human name Anya Jenkins. The character, who has predilection for wreaking havoc upon men who had wronged women made her, immediately connected with audiences so much so that her role was originally expanded from a brief run to a long standing regular who even made an appearance in the much lauded series finale. Following the end of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Caulfield next landed her first major starring role in a feature film with the horror hit, 2003’s “Darkness Falls.”

Caulfield followed up the success of her feature film debut with turns on shows such as “Monk,” “Robot Chicken,” “Private Practice,” “Prime Suspect” and “Once Upon a Time,” for which she received much praised for her turn as the Blind Witch from Hansel and Gretel. Capitalizing on the wave of streaming internet content, Caulfield made available the satire, “Bandwagon” as well as its 12-part sequel web series on YouTube.

In 2016, Caulfield was cast as Cameron Chase in the CBS television series, “Supergirl,” based on the DC Comics character. Caulfield shall also be returning to her role as the Blind Witch on the ABC series “Once Upon a Time” this year as well.


 

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Eric Mengel is the writer, artist and publisher of OCHO! OCHO is the story of an alien missionary sent to make Earth a better place. OCHO is one of the longest published mini comics in the world and is Arizona's longest running indie comic spanning over 20 years and 45 issues have been published. OCHO was recently named Arizona's Greatest Hero in Phoenix Magazine's annual "Best of" issue.

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Eve Myles trained at The Welsh College of Music and Drama. She began her career performing on stage in titles including Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 for the National Theatre, The Tamer Tamed/The Taming of the Shrew and Titus Andronicus, for which she was an Ian Charleston Award winner in 2004, and All New People at the Dukes of York Theatre.

Continuing her career on television, Eve is known for her role as Gwen Cooper in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood. She's also appeared in Broadchurch, Baker Boys, Framed, Little Dorrit, Merlin, Soundproof, Doctor Who, Colditz, Belonging, Score, Dot's Story, Tales from Pleasure Beach, and Large.

In 2007, Eve won the Best Actress BAFTA for her portrayal of Gwen Cooper in Torchwood, and was also nominated at The National Television Awards 2012 for same role.

View Eve's full IMDb here. You can also follow Eve Myles on Twitter.

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Gabrielle "Gabby" Donathan is a seamstress, leather worker, & jewelry artist.  She established Maise Designs in 2004, but four years later focused her efforts on compelling opportunities in the niche world of costume craft and design.  After completing her first Cosplay commission, DC's Huntress, her reputation quickly grew in the AZ Cosplay community and has smoldered ever further outward with greater opportunities to collaborate with high profile personalities within the industry.  Her repertoire includes pieces ranging from Renaissance fantasy to Disney princesses, masquerade leather-work and  more, but her specialties are Comic Book and Video Game based Cosplay.  

 She's been blessed to work with such prominent local talent as Itty Bitty Geek, Aaron Forrester, Katy Mor, and Amie Lynn--for whom she constructed Vivienne for the Dragon Age: Inquisition promotional marketing.  Recently she's worked on several costumes with world renowned Cosplayer Jessica Nigri, most notably her Arkham Knight Harley Quinn which was worn for Warner Bros at San Diego Comic Con 2014.

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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 and have their own weekly segment in six area newspapers and plans to launch their second website in 2016.

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Gates McFadden (Artistic Director/Director)

Plays produced at EST/LA under her four-year tenure as Artistic Director include Julie Hebert’s Tree, Nicholas Kazan’s Mlle. God, Tom Jacobson’s House of the Rising Son, Keliher Walsh’sYear of the Rabbit and Nate Edleman’s Belle of Belfast,  as well as four productions she directed: Crack Whore Galore, Gregory Moss's House of Gold, Steve Yockey's The Fisherman’s Wife, and the workshop production of Steve Serpas’ The Last Look Back starring Brent Spiner.

Acting credits include six years and four films portraying Dr.Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kimba Rose in the series Marker; recurring role on Mad About You as well as numerous guest roles. 

Films include “Taking Care of Business”, and “The Hunt for Red October.” New York theatre: Tommy Tune’s production of Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Delacorte), How to Say Goodbye (Vineyard Theater), Emerald City (NYTW), The Homecoming (JRT) EST’s 2productions of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday. Los Angeles theatre: Derek Wolcott's' Viva Detroit, The Shore (EST/LA) and recently 'Clytemnestra" in Tom Jacobson's trilogy The Vesuvius Prophecies, an EST/LA and Getty Villa co-produced reading series. Director of Choreography and PuppetMovement for the films “Labyrinth” and “Dreamchild” under Jim Henson. 

Choreographer in Residence BAM Theater Company under RSC's David Jones. A well-known teacher of the techniques of Jacques Lecoq, faculty positions have included Brandeis, Harvard, NYU Tisch School of Arts, The Stella Academy in Hamburg, and the University of Pittsburgh. Gates was awarded the George Burns Teaching Fellowship at USC.
 

View Gates' full IMDb here. You can also follow her on Twitter and check out her website here.

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Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the multi award-winning television adventure series Meteorite Men for Science Channel and two seasons of the educational series STEM Journals for which he received two Emmy Awards. He has also appeared in shows for Discovery, NASA EDGE, TLC, PBS, A&E, Nat Geo, History Channel, Travel Channel, and the BBC. He is a science writer, meteorite specialist, photographer, world traveler, and President of Aerolite Meteorites Inc, the world’s largest meteorite company.

Geoff has appeared on Coast to Coast and the Today show, and has been interviewed by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Space.com, Universe Today and many other leading publications.

An award-winning author, Geoff has published hundreds of articles on meteoritics, paleontology, astronomy, adventure travel, history, and the arts, with his work appearing in Astronomy, Astronomy Now, Sky & Telescope, All About Space, USA Today, Wired, Reader’s Digest, The Village Voice, Seed, Rock & Gem, Geotimes, Meteorite, and many other national and international publications. He is the author of three books including the IPPY Award-winner Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space and a popular science and arts blog, Searching the Skies, for GeoffNotkin.com.

Geoff has worked with most of the world’s major institutions including The American Museum of Natural History, New York; The Natural History Museum, London; the Vienna Museum of Natural History, and The Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, Tempe. He is a member of The Explorer’s Club, is on the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, the Advisory Board of Deep Space Industries and the Board of Directors of the Astrosociology Research Institute. The minor planet 132904, discovered at Mount Palomar, was named after Geoff in recognition of his contributions to science and education.

Adventuring has taken Geoff to forty-five countries and some of our planet’s most remote areas including northern Siberia, Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Australian Outback and he has three times crossed the Arctic Circle.

By the age of seven Geoff was already an avid rock hound, fossil collector and amateur astronomer. “I was stunned that you could see other worlds from a suburban London garden,” Geoff states. “The epiphany came when I visited London’s Geological Museum as a child. In the Hall of Meteorites I realized that studying meteorites would be the perfect combination of geology and astronomy. I have been hooked ever since.”

Geoff was born on 14th street in Manhattan and grew up in London, England. He studied in London, Boston and New York, and now resides in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

 
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George Perez started drawing at the age of five and is known for his work on various titles, including Avengers, Teen Titans and Wonder Woman. Pérez came to prominence when he started illustrating Marvel's The Avengers he started with vol. 1 #141. In the 1970s, Pérez illustrated several other Marvel books, including Creatures on the Loose featuring the Man-Wolf, Inhumans, and Fantastic Four.

In the 1990s he worked on several popular projects such as Sachs and Violens and Hulk: Future Imperfect. Pérez first returned to DC Comics in October 1996 working on another incarnation of the Teen Titans. Pérez returned to a major ongoing title for the third series of The Avengers, where he remained for nearly three years, again receiving critical and fan acclaim for his polished and dynamic art. After leaving the book, he worked to produce the long-awaited JLA/Avengers inter-company crossover, which saw print in late 2003.

In May 2006, Pérez illustrated the cover art to one of the alternative covers to the Direct Market release of the annual Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (36th edition) featuring Wonder Woman. He drew the first ten issues of DC's The Brave and the Bold (vol. 2, 2007–present) and also worked on Infinite Crisis, the follow up to Crisis on Infinite Earths, as a fill in artist. He worked on Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds in 2008-2009, thus contributing to every chapter of DC's official Crisis trilogy. He is currently co-chairman of the board of the comic industry charity The Hero Initiative.

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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

Photo by Nancee Lewis Photography

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Glenn Grove Morshower known for playing Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce in 24. He appeared in every season of the show except its last two.
 

He took up acting at the age of 12 at the Dallas Theater Center, and at the age 15 he began doing television commercials. At age 16, Morshower began his film career, with his first role in the movie Drive-In. After graduating from Hillcrest High School in 1977, Glenn moved to Hollywood. He married his high school sweetheart Carolyn in 1978, and has two children. He has appeared in small productions as well as high profile film and television programs, often playing characters who are in the military or law enforcement.
 

Morshower has guest-starred on many TV series, including Charmed, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, The West Wing, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: The Next Generation, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Millennium, Babylon 5,Star Trek: Voyager, King of the Hill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Secret World of Alex Mack, JAG, Alias, Star Trek: Enterprise, Crossing Jordan, Deadwood, ER, NCIS, The Closer, Bones, Full House, Trauma, Criminal Minds, Dollhouse, Friday Night Lights and 24. It has been noted that Glenn's persona is that of a strong disciplined protective role, such as military, secret service or police man, which many of his roles are.

In addition to making guest appearances on three Star Trek series, he also had a small part in Star Trek Generations. Morshower has had recurring roles on The West Wing and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, voiced "Overlord" and Agent G in the video games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield 3, respectively.
 

Morshower appeared on an episode of World Poker Tour on May 5, 2008. He finished 6th place. He also is appearing in a film titled Walking Distance as Mr. Anderson. The film was released in 2011; it was written and directed by Mel House.

 

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Due to filming, Graham McTavish is not able to join us this year at Phoenix Comicon.  

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Jan. 4, 1961, Graham McTavish began his acting career performing Shakespeare on stage in several amateur and professional productions. He made his screen debut as an extra in Tobe Hooper's sci-fi horror film Lifeforce (1986) and celebrated his screen credit in an episode of the British television show Return to Treasure Island, and Eric the Viking. McTavish played the character Warden Ackerman in five episodes of series 8 of Red Dwarf and has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart and Sisterhood.

After moving to Hollywood in 2007, he landed the role of the the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo and has since appeared in several popular television series, including Lost (Desmond's drill sergeant), 24 (Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Novakovich), NCIS (as a Russian pirate), and Prison Break (Ferguson).

Recently, McTavish appeared in the 2011 film The Wicker Tree, Robin Hardy's sequel to his 1973 film, The Wicker Man. He also played Dwalin in the The Hobbit films.

McTavish’s portfolio also includes voice and motion capture work for the evil psychopath war criminal Zoran Lazarevic in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the voice of the main protagonist Dante Alighieri in Dante's Inferno, Restoration leader Commander Lucius in the Shadow Complex video game, and the Decepticon Thundercracker in Transformers: War for Cybertron. McTavish has also leant his voice to the Marvel Comics villain Loki in Hulk Vs. Thor and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, antagonist Joseph Bertrand III in Infamous 2 and newcomer Charlie Cutter in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

In September 2013, it was announced that McTavish had been cast as Dougal Mackenzie in the upcoming television series Outlander for the American television channel Starz. The series is an adaption of the bestselling novels by author Diana Gabaldon. The series premiered on 9 August 2014 to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.

View Graham's full IMDb here. You can also visit his official website and follow him on Twitter.

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Greg Horn is currently the lead artist on Disney's MARVEL: WAR OF HEROES, a Top Ten mobile game app designed for APPLE IPHONE and NDROID.  Horn was brought on to this high-profile DISNEY project to create 30 unique MARVEL COMICS character illustrations, most of which are highly sought-after rare cards. The game ranks in Apple iTunes store's top 5 apps for nearly a year straight, with more than 20 million downloads in just the past 3 months!  Greg's other current work includes variant covers for two of Marvel Comic's best selling titles: AVENGERS #1 and THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1! While best known in the comic world for his unforgettable visions of Marvel's female leads such as EMMA FROST, MS MARVEL, ELEKTRA, and SHE-HULK, he has also been assigned as variant cover artist on iconic event books such as DC COMICS' BLACKEST NIGHT.

One of the most prolific artists in the world, Horn has worked on 20 major advertising campaigns across the globe, and has illustrated covers for nearly 70 magazines. His video game work for industry heavy-hitters like EA SPORTS, CAPCOM, SONY, ROCKSTAR, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, BLIZZARD, 2K GAMES, DIGITAL EXTREMES, 3D REALMS and HIP GAMES can all be viewed in his art galleries at www.greghornart.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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Heroes United is a non-profit community & charity costuming group dedicated to bringing smiles and happiness to the people through cosplay. HU is a no-restriction cosplay group in which the members can cosplay anything from Television, Video Games, Comic Books, Movies and more without having to stick to one specific universe and makes for interesting events at all times.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/heroesunitedaz/

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Brian & Kristy Miller are the founders of digital color studio Hi-Fi Colour Design. The team at Hi-Fi colors comics like Doctor Who, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Batman VS. Superman, SpongeBob, and more. As the authors of several art-instruction books including; Hi-Fi Color for Comics, the creative duo is also focused on art education. They created Hi-Fi Academy as an outreach program where they visit schools and art galleries to share comic art education with the public. Hi-Fi Academy also offers three-day workshops for aspiring creators who want learn professional skills fast. In addition to his work coloring comics, Brian is also a respected illustrator known for his work for Star Wars, The X-Files, and Doctor Who as well as his pop culture and gallery artwork.

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Holly Jennings is the debut author of Arena—the first book in a near future science fiction series that takes place in a world where virtual competitive gaming is the most popular form of entertainment, broadcast to millions each week. It stars Kali Ling, the first female captain in the VGL’s elite tournaments. Jenningsis a lifelong gamer who has spent innumerable hours playing World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. She can be found online at www.authorhollyjennings.com.

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Howard Tayler is the writer and illustrator behind Schlock Mercenary, the Hugo-nominated science fiction comic strip.  His artwork is featured in XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery, a role-playing supplement by Tracy and Curtis Hickman, as well as in the board game "Schlock Mercenary: Capital Offensive" by Kevin Nunn, published by Living World Games. His novelette, Flight of the Runewright, appears in the sci-fi/horror anthology Space Eldritch, and you can expect to find more prose from Howard in 2013 and beyond.

Howard co-hosts the Parsec award-winning “Writing Excuses” podcast, a weekly 'cast for genre-fiction writers, with Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, and Dan Wells.

His most recent printed work is Schlock Mercenary: The Sharp End of the Stick. His latest complete online story, Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, is a fantastic place for new readers to get acquainted with the work for which he is best known.

He lives in Orem, Utah with his wife Sandra, their four children, and one ungrateful, archetypally imperious cat.

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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. You can also follow Jae on Instagram.

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A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment. Jamal's detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries "Race Against Time" as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider- Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics. In 2003 Jamal co- created the comic book series " VENTURE" with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber.
 

He's done just about everything from acting on the small screen to voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, storyboards artist on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.
 

Along with Jamal's impressive creative credits, he also does double duty as Director of Marketing and Publicity for Action Lab Entertainment.

 

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James A. Owen is the author of the bestselling Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series (Here, There Be Dragons), the creator of the critically acclaimed StarChild graphic novel series, and the author of the MythWorld series of novels, the author and illustrator of the forthcoming series Fool's Hollow, and the author of the non fiction trilogy called The Meditations (Drawing out the Dragons). He is also the founder and executive director of Coppervale International, a creative think tank and studio that also publishes magazines and books, and develops and produces television and film projects. He is developing Here, There Be Dragons and the other Imaginarium Geographica books for film and television with Rick Porras, Associate Producer of The Lord of the Rings. His newest books are the paperback edition of The First Dragon, and the limited-edition hardcover omnibus, The Twentieth-Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential StarChild. He makes his home in Arizona, where he is currently redesigning an entire town. Visit him at heretherebedragons.net and at jamesaowen.com.

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James Marsters became a favorite of fans around the world when he played the wildly popular Spike, a punk-goth vampire on the critically acclaimed American TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After six seasons on Buffy, he continued the role of Spike on the equally popular spin-off, Angel. Not only a fan favorite, Marsters has attracted industry-wide attention for his work. He has received numerous nominations and awards, including the Spacey Award, the Saturn Award, the Cinescape Face of the Future Award, the Golden Satellite Award, and the Teen Choice Award. 

Marsters has since returned to television, starring in the USA Original true-crime film,Cool Money, portraying Brainiac in the 2005-06 season of Smallville, and guest starring roles in The Mountain, Saving Grace and Without a Trace.  Besides his television work, James also has two movies being released in 2007; Shadow Puppets, an independent thriller, and P.S. I Love You, a romantic love story starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, and Kathy Bates due out in December, 2007. James's voiceover talents can be found on the recent DVD release of Superman: Doomsday, portraying Lex Luthor, and he continues to read for the very popular Dresden Files books on tape series.

Born in the remote northern logging town of Greenville, California, and raised in Modesto, Marsters knew he wanted to be an actor after making his debut as Eeyore in a fourth-grade production of Winnie-the-Pooh. After honing his skills through his high school drama department, he went on to further study at New York's prestigious Juilliard School.

Marsters began his professional theatrical career after a move to Chicago, performing in stage productions such as The Tempest and Red Noses at Chicago's renowned Goodman Theater. In addition to acting, he has also formed and run successful theater companies in both Chicago and Seattle. It was while living in Seattle that Marsters was locally cast to guest-star on the television series Northern Exposure, first as a hotel bellhop and then as Rev. Harding, an ill-at-ease priest. He was inspired by this success to move to Los Angeles. Within months he was sinking his proverbial teeth into the role of Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Other television work includes a starring role in the anthology series Strange Frequency for VH1, as well as stand-out guest spots in Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, and Chris Carter's Millennium. Other feature-film credits include The House on Haunted Hill, a co-starring role in Winding Roads, and the male lead opposite Buffy co-star Amber Benson in Chance, her debut as a writer-director. Marsters revisited the stage in 2000 with a starring role in The Why, an original play produced in Los Angeles by Noah Wyle. 

Marsters is also a successful singer/songwriter who for two years was the front man ofGhost of the Robot, a band that enjoyed sold-out tours on an international level before disbanding in the spring of 2004. In October of 2004, Marsters' musical interests took yet another exciting turn as he discovered a new joy and talent in performing solo acoustic concerts of his own material. In conjunction with the release of his first solo album in 2005, Civilized Man, Marsters and fans enjoyed a triumphant solo tour of the UK and Australia, selling out every performance to enthusiastic crowds. He continues to perform both international tours as well as in US clubs whenever his schedule permits, usually managing quite a few each year and will release his much anticipated second CD in the fall of 2007.

When he's not working, Marsters enjoys being a father, playing the guitar, watching football, and spending time with friends at the beach. 

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James O’Barr, is the award-winning creator of "The Crow," and writer of two hit series currently  from IDW Publishing, entitled "Curare" and "Skinning the Wolves." 

He likes to lament that he was born in a trailer in Detroit just in time to see Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy die, but claims no responsibility for either. He spent his first seven years in an orphanage and foster care where he spent most of his time drawing.

When he was adopted he brought along his crayons and has been using them ever since. 

While stationed in Berlin, in the late 70's he created The Crow as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiancé at the hands of a drunk driver. It took nearly ten years to finish and no publisher was interested in it ("too gloomy, too confusing...”) until, on a whim, Caliber published the first issue in 1989.

It is currently the best-selling independent graphic novel of all time at over 1 million copies sold.

In 1993 his book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring Brandon Lee. He would like you to know that nearly all of the money made from the film was donated to children's charities and he had nothing to do with the subsequent 3 sequels or TV show, but he will be a consultant on the new Crow movie that goes into production in 2014.

He has worked for every major publisher. In Italy, 1995, he won the Academy Award of comics, the Yellow Kid award for best storyteller.

Recently returned from a record breaking signing tour for the Italian Edition of "The Crow,"  his most recent book is a the new sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing "James O'Barr: Unconfined." 

For information on bookings and commissions, contact Eva Ink Artist Group at: evaink@aol.com

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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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If you've been to the movies in the last half century you probably had the opportunity to see the work of Emmy awarding winning artist Jaremy Aiello.  From the ‘Borg Queen’ in Star Trek: First Contact to the ‘Alien’ in Independence Day, and the ‘Zombies’ of the “Walking Dead”, Aiello has created art that has made us believe anything was possible.

His work has been featured in over 100 films, countless TV shows, the covers of Fangoria and CineFix magazines, and prestigious galleries. His skills have allowed him to work beside and learn from most of the major artist in the industry. Stan Winston, Henson's Creature Shop, KNB f/X Group, Steve Johnson, Rick Lazzarini, Burman Studios,  Legacy F/X, and Kevin Yeager are just a few of the names that he has collaborated with and who now recognize him as a friend and peer. His talents extend beyond the film world and have also lead to a successful career as a musician whose work has served as the sound track for shows like “20/20” and the “Dog Whisperer”, as well as dozens of commercials.

 
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Jason M. Hough Jason M. Hough is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dire Earth Cycle and the futuristic spy-fi thriller Zero World. In a former life he was a 3D artist, animator, and game designer (Metal FatigueAliens vs. Predator: Extinction). He has also worked in the fields of high-performance cluster computing and machine learning, and is a patent-holding inventor.

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Jason Inman is the current co-host of DC ALL ACCESS, the DC Comics show that brings you the latest announcements from the world of DC. He also co-hosts the Collider Video Arrow Recap show and is a frequent guest on Collider Movie Talk. Recently Jason made an appearance on EXTRA.

Since moving to Los Angeles, he has worked for 20th Century Fox, Sony, and even the Muppets! He helped Rhett & Link develop the show Good Mythical Morning and he produced Screen Junkies Movie Fights for the first 50 episodes. On his own, he currently co-hosts the podcast Geek History Lesson and produces content on his own channel, www.youtube.com/Jawiin. Jason has also won a Geekie Award for Best Parody for The Walking Dead Christmas special and successfully crowd funded a second season of his web series The Red Shirt Diaries, in which he co-wrote and directed all the episodes.

Jason hails from the small town of Stark, Kansas; growing up on a farm just like the Man of Steel. Plus he has served overseas in the US Army and won the Army Good Conduct Medal.
Besides making funny videos, Jason spends his time by hiking and reading a lot of comic books.

He is currently writing a graphic novel with Ashley V. Robinson (Top Cow.)

 
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Based in Beaverton Oregon, Jason has worked in and around the comic book industry for over 10 years.
 

Specializing in offbeat pop culture inspired fare, Jason first created and published his own comic book series, Super Real, and then published works for other creators under his own Super Real Graphics imprint. Jason currently works with Action Lab Entertainment and manages their mature readers comic book line, Action Lab: Danger Zone. Recent works of his own include the ongoing monthly series Vampblade, as well as PRINCE-S STARthief, and Night of the 80s Undead, and he also currently co-writes the popular Zombie Tramp ongoing series.


Jason has also worked as a freelance artist and has done work for clients such as Adult  Swim, Upper Deck, and Topps.

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Jason Meents (pronounced Ments) born in Illinois and now living in Colorado, started drawing since he could pick up a crayon. Professionally and as a freelance artist Jason has taken on many projects over the years. He has done work from graphic designs to sports illustrations for professional athletes. However, with the expected birth of his daughter, his work took a turn in focus and now, he has won the world over with his “Tykes take over” art which gives all the characters we have grown up with or just grown to love a whole new look.

He has entered his art into contests for Spawn landing second place with his “Tyke Spawn” out of thousands and won the heart over with the publishers of Red Sonja making it in the final 4, appearing in Spawn #250 and Red Sonja #14. Jason is currently working on a cast of original superhero tyke characters for upcoming sself-publishedcomic set to be out 2016.

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Jason Spisak has been in the Voice Over business for more than 15 years and acting for over 25.  In addition to playing The Joker in the recently announced Lego DC Gotham City Breakout movie, Jason has created the voices of Kid Flash on Young Justice, Lux on Star Wars:Clone Wars, Razer on Green Lantern the Animated Series, the Voice of the disembodied Silas for Vampire Diaries on CW, as well as Justin Hammer on Disney XD Avengers Assemble, and recurring roles on the PowerPuff Girls reboot.  Jason has also brought to life many famous game characters, including Chumbucket in MadMax, Dante in Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Vulpes Inculta in Fallout: New Vegas, Shiv in The Crew, Marty in Mafia 2, Jester in Socom Navy Seals, in-game Spyro in Skylanders, and had multiple roles in The Last of Us, Lego Jurassic World, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, Xenogsa, multiple Final Fantasy titles, Tony Hawk Underground 2, Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption all the way back to Command and Conquer!  He started his career in Anime, playing Kiyo in Zatch Bell, and played  on Digimon, Dinozaurs, and Transformers RID.  He has appeared in several films and television series over his career including; Time Lapse, Piranha 3D, Everything Must Go, Ingenious, NCIS, and Lie to Me.

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Jay Fotos is a long time comics veteran beginning his professional career in 1998 with Todd Mcfarlane on Spawn and Spawn related spin-off series comics.

From there Fotos has branched off to work with other publishers on many-many great titles, to name a few, Godzilla, Transformers, Clive Barker¹s The Great and Secret Show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd, 30 Days of Night to the #1 New York Times Best Seller series Locke & Key at IDW Publishing. Co-creating the epic series '68, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer and spearheading the Frazetta Comics line both through Image Comics.

Jay is currently working on the IDW Publishing's series Wynonna Earp(that now has a SyFy Channel live action series) Godzilla: Oblivion and of course the continuing'68 series.

For all things '68 please visit www.68zombie.com and also join the '68 ZOMBIE COMIC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/68zombie

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Aime and Lance Jaze, owners and creators of Jaze Cosplay Studios. A power couple with a passionate love of all things in entertainment! When it comes to costuming, they understand the value in respectfully portraying each character. Both Aime and Lance are seasoned actors (SAG-E) having extensive backgrounds in the entertainment & acting industry (including film, television, theatre, modeling, and music), making it easy to bring their characters to life. They've been featured as Special Guest Judges for a number of costume contests and hosted several panels where they teach fans the secrets of their craft.

Their creativity is endless when it comes to designing and building movie-quality costumes and props, in-house photography/videography, and custom digital artwork for themselves as well as celebrities. They also write, direct, and produce promotional videos. Their current projects include a new web series launching on Bridalville.com and their own web series Late Night with Skeletor & Friends (slated for summer).

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Jenevieve Broomall is currently working as a freelance Cover Illustrator for clientele such as Big Dog Ink, Bluerainbow Online and Zenescope Entertainment. Her character design work has been primarily for Big Dog Ink's Legend of Oz Series.

Jenevieve has also worked with several independent companies such as Louisville local comic book creators Astounding Tales comics, the Louisville Cartoonist Society, and Derby City Comic Con.

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Named by the entertainment industry’s Variety magazine as one of the top ten voice actors in the business, the Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell is truly one of the best and busiest. “If I wasn’t getting paid for this, I’d be doing it for free in a parking lot somewhere.” Born on the east coast and moving to California when he was ten, Jess always knew he’d end up as a performer- though not necessarily as a cartoon!

 

Jess has appeared on practically every animated series on TV from “The Simpsons” to “Fairly Odd Parents” to” Phineas & Ferb.” In addition, he has dozens of  starring roles, including “Captain Hero” on Comedy Central’s “Drawn Together”, Chilly and The Wicked King on “Doc McStuffins”, “Cedric” on “Sofia The First” and “Wakko” on Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs”, winner of multiple Emmy awards including Best Animated Series and the prestigious Peabody Award.

 

Jess’s voice has been heard on countless popular prime time television series from “The Practice” to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Chuck” and announcing shows such as “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and E! TV’s hit series “Celebrities Uncensored,” which Jess essentially hosted. Jess has an extensive background as a rock singer winning numerous Best Singer awards and doing literally thousands of gigs as a studio vocalist and sound-alike, impersonating many famous vocalists flawlessly. In fact, Jess is currently the lead singer in the acclaimed 80’s metal/pop mash-up band “Rock Sugar”, sharing stages with such rock legends as AC/DC, Slash and Aerosmith.

 

Just a few of Jess’s film credits include “Finding Nemo,” “The Country Bears,” the “Toy Story” franchise, and “Up” as well as being the only voice actor to voice two major characters in the “Transformers” films. Additionally, Jess has voiced thousands of promos and has many national commercial credits for clients such as Disney, McDonalds, Diet Coke, Fox, Kellogg’s and a series of spots for Sea World as the voices of both Shamu and Shamu Jr. Jess is the first to admit that he has an unusual and very interesting career, “I knew that I had a weird occupation when my mom asked me what I did one particular day at work and I told her I’d been playing a ‘devil dog from hell.’ She replied, ‘Well, that’s nice. How’s everything else going?’”


One of the top celebrity voice matches in the business, Jess perfectly mimics over 150 celebrities- both speaking and singing- from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Presley to all four Beatles, Albert Brooks To Christopher Walken, Steve Perry to Willie Nelson and Pee Wee Herman to Rodney Dangerfield. “If it’s related at all to the voice, I’d like to believe I can do it. And if I can’t, I’ll work on it until I figure out a way that I can.”

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Jim Hanna is an Artist/Writer based in Mesa, Arizona. He has provided art for Arcana Studio (PHILLY, STAR POWER), Upper Deck, Red 5 Comics, IDW, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Contraband Comics (JACK RABBIT), and Marvel/The Hero Initiative. Jim’s current project is the creator-owned title PUGLY ! Follow Jim on Twitter: @jimhanna

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Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories.

Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker.

For four years, she was on the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station, WFBN (WGBO), serving the last year as Technical Operations Manager. During her time at WFBN, she was part of the engineering team that built the station, acted as Technical Director during live sports broadcasts, and worked to produce in-house spots and public service announcements.

Since 1987 she has published over 45 books and more than 120 short stories. Among the novels Jody has written are her epic fantasy series, The Dreamland, beginning with Waking In Dreamland, five contemporary humorous fantasies, Mythology 101, Mythology Abroad, Higher Mythology (the three collected by Meisha Merlin Publishing as Applied Mythology), Advanced Mythology, The Magic Touch, and three medical science fiction novels, Taylor’s Ark, Medicine Show and The Lady and the Tiger. Strong Arm Tactics, a humorous military science fiction novel, the first of The Wolfe Pack series. Jody also wrote The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern, a non-fiction-style guide to the world of internationally best-selling author Anne McCaffrey’s popular world. She also collaborated with Anne McCaffrey on four science fiction novels, The Death of Sleep, Crisis On Doona, Treaty At Doona and The Ship Who Won, and wrote a solo sequel to The Ship Who Won entitled The Ship Errant. Jody co-authored the Visual Guide to Xanth with best-selling fantasy author Piers Anthony, and edited an anthology of humorous stories about mothers in science fiction, fantasy, myth and legend, entitled Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear! She wrote eight books with the late Robert Lynn Asprin, License Invoked, a contemporary fantasy set in New Orleans, and seven set in Asprin’s Myth Adventures universe: Myth-Told Tales (anthology), Myth Alliances, Myth-Taken Identity, Class Dis-Mythed, Myth-Gotten Gains, Myth Chief, and Myth-Fortunes. Since Asprin’s passing, she has published Myth-Quoted and Dragons Deal (Ace Books), third in Asprin’s Dragons series. Her newest series is the Lord Thomas Kinago books, beginning with View From the Imperium (Baen Books), a humorous military SF novel.  

 

Her newest books are Fortunes of the Imperium, an e-collection of cat stories, Cats Triumphant (Event Horizon), Dragons Run (fourth in the Dragons series) and Launch Pad, an anthology of science fiction stories co-edited with Mike Brotherton.
 

Coming next in the pipeline is the next Myth-Adventures novel, Myth-Fits, and the her novella in the second in the Clan of the Claw series, Tooth and Claw.

Over the last twenty or so years, Jody has taught in numerous writing workshops and participated on hundreds of panels covering the subjects of writing and being published at science-fiction conventions. She has also spoken in schools and libraries around the north and northwest suburbs. In 2007 she taught fantasy writing at Columbia College Chicago. She also runs the two-day writers workshop at DragonCon.

Jody lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, with her husband Bill Fawcett, a writer, game designer, military historian and book packager, and a black cat, Jeremy. Check out her websites at www.jodynye.com and mythadventures.net. She is on Facebook as Jody Lynn Nye and Twitter @JodyLynnNye.

 
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Joe Corroney has been providing Lucasfilm with official Star Wars artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines since 1997. Other comic books he's illustrated include Star Trek, GI Joe, Fallen Angel, 24: Nightfall, Doctor WHO, Angel and Spike Vs. Dracula for IDW Publishing, Buckaroo Banzai, Kolchak The Night Stalkerand The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics. Currently, he's providing cover art for IDW's new True Blood series and BOOM! Studios' Farscape comic books, developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm.

Some of the other licenses and professional publishers he has illustrated for are DC Comics, Hasbro, The Lord of the Rings, Heroes, Wizards of the Coast, XBox, Dragon Magazine, Sony Picture's Men In Black, Xena: Warrior Princess,ThunderBirds: The Movie, IDG Entertainment, Rittenhouse Archives, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Cinemagraphix, Last Unicorn Games, West End Games, Image Comics, Blue Line Pro, and Microsoft's Age of Empirescollectible card game.

He was also the instructor for the Comic Book Illustration Course at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio (from 1998 - 2008) and has also taught the Ohio State University's Summer Comic Book Workshop.

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Joel Gomez got his start as an intern at Top Cow Productions doing background assists on books such as Tomb Raider and Witchblade before working at Aspen Comics on Soulfire and Iron and The Maiden. He was then hired as a staff artist at Wildstorm Productions where he worked on projects such as Wetworks, Authority: The Lost Year, Gears of War, Brightest Day, Lost Boys & Flashpoint: Reverse Flash. Joel also worked on 'The World According to The Joker' and 'The World According to Batman' for Insight Editions/DC Entertainment.

As a freelancer, Joel has worked with DC Comics, Upper Deck Entertainment, Marvel Comics, Coffin Comics, Prologue Books, Beyond Reality Media, and Insight Editions.

Recently, Joel completed illustrations for Fox/UpperDeck Entertainment's Firefly: Verses trading card set. Joel is currently working with Lady Death creator, Brian Pulido on a graphic novel called La Muerta for Coffin Comics.

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// John Beatty ( Inker – Marvel Super Heroes “Secret Wars”, Captain America, The Punisher, Thanos Quest, Batman ) //

John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist, best know for his inking work for both Marvel and DC Comics.

Developing into one of the industries top inkers over his career, Beatty has worked with top pencil artists, such as Mike Zeck, Kelley Jones and Michael Golden.

Working on almost every major comic character in the industry at one time or another.

Titles best known for include many fan favorites such as: Marvel Super Heroes “Secret Wars”, Captain America, The Punisher, Thanos Quest and many Batman projects, including a highly regarded fan favorite 3 year run on the monthly “Batman” book.

Being picked or picking titles and peers to work with carefully and with cause, many of these series still remain highly regarded and collectable in today’s current comic culture.

Stay up with current John Beatty news and events online at the following locations:

Web site: JohnBeattyArt.com
Twitter: @_JohnBeatty_
Facebook: JohnBeattyArt
Instagram: JohnBeatty

Currently Beatty works outside the comics industry producing illustrations and design work for private and corporate clients, big and small.

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John Layman is the creator, writer and letterer of CHEW, the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series from Image Comics. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half. His current projects include Mars Attacks and Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens Vs. Predator. He’s written Detective Comics, Batman Eternal, Cyclops, Godzilla, Thundercats, Gambit, Scarface, Red Sonja, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four, the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals, Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen… and a whole lotta other stuff.

 
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Jack Heckel's life is an open book, actually, several books now, including The Charming Tales novels, A Fairytale Ending and Pitchfork of Destiny. No matter what rumors you might hear about Jack, particularly those spread by either litigious dwarves or litigious dwarfs, ignore them, because he is currently working on a new series of humorous epic fantasies. Beyond that, Jack aspires to be either a witty, urbane, world-traveller who lives on his vintage yacht, The Clever Double Entendre, or a geographically illiterate professor of literature who spends his non-writing time restoring an 18th century lighthouse off a remote part of the Vermont coastline.

John Peck is the West Coast appendage of Jack Heckel, living in California. He wouldn't necessarily say that he always wanted to be a writer, but he definitely has always loved telling stories. A Fairytale Ending and Pitchfork of Destiny are his absolute first novels of any kind, but it has been such fun that he can assure everyone they won't be the last. To keep the lights on he works as an intellectual property attorney—just like Calvin's dad of Calvin and Hobbes fame. (Seriously, Calvin's dad was a patent attorney, which is probably the coolest thing about being a patent attorney.)

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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 Alandrea Rising.
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Jon Schnepp is an American Director, Writer, Producer, and Host. Jon has created programming for Cartoon Network , FX, MTV, Nickelodeon, , SpikeTV, Machinima, Comedy Central, Collider, and Showtime.

Schnepp graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA, winning 3rd place ranking of all BFA/MFA’s in awarded fellowships. He was also the Student Union President. Schnepp started his career as Art Director /Animation Director / Editor for MTV's live action interactive movie "Club Dead", and then immediately moved into editing many episodes of “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast” back before Adult Swim was Adult Swim. He then went on to direct the Pilot and multiple segments for “The Upright Citizens Brigade” in New York for Comedy Central.

Jon then moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue further adventures in media. After working on many different projects in CA., Jon designed and created the five band characters of Dethklok, and then the series was sold to Adult Swim a few months afterwards. Schnepp went on to direct 34 episodes and co-produce on all four seasons of the megahit Adult Swim animated series called “Metalocalypse”. Jon directed most of the animated music videos for the Dethklok live concert tours. Schnepp also co-plotted and did covers for the new Dark Horse Comic Book Series based on "Metalocalypse".

Jon has also co-directed season 4.1 of “The Venture Bros.”, directed the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” 3D Origin, co-directed two episodes of Marvel’s “The Black Panther”, and wrote the three episodes produced for the “Underworld” animated series. He is one of the 26 Directors from all across the globe picked for the feature film anthology called “The ABCs of Death”. His segment “W is for WTF” is a high octane blend of Horror and Comedy, mixed into a multi-media meltdown.

Schnepp produced and ran a very successful Kickstarter Campaign, raising over $188,000 to make the animated pilot episode for Zenescope’s “Grimm Fairy Tales”, of which he executive produced, wrote and directed. This animated short boasts incredible animation done in the style of great animated movies like "Heavy Metal" and "Fire & Ice"!!! Then Schnepp began 2013 faster than a speeding bullet, by successfully funding his first solo feature film documentary effort on Kickstarter, "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?". The internet press exploded, as the story coverage on this went from Hollywood to Russia, with every major geek/nerd website covering it. He and producing partner Holly Payne have toured the globe with the film in 2015 and 2016, as it was received with success by both critics and fans!! They recently made a licensing deal with Showtime Networks to screen it on their platform.

Jon has expanded his career by hosting several popular talk shows currently on youtube called "Collider MovieTalk" and "Collider Heroes", with a new show on the brand new ComicConHQ svod streaming channel called FILMHQ. He and Holly are also working on a brand new documentary series for ComicConHQ as well.

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Born and raised in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Jonathan (Diné), or Johnny, as he prefers, began his art experience with coloring books like many children. His drawing has evolved into a career as a creative professional.

When he’s not painting or drawing, he is designing print material and websites as a graphic artist.

In his youth, he began collecting comic books and started tracing famous comic book characters, like Spiderman and the X-Men. Elementary tracing evolved into freehand drawings with No. 2 school pencils. Nowadays, he works in ballpoint pen, which is how his current work is finished. Enter the world of Jonesy the sheep.

His work is inspired from identity and life on the Navajo reservation. The Wool of Jonesy begins when he wakes one warm spring morning to shave himself and tries to sell his brown wool at a local trading post. The humorous narrative brings to light the sustaining life of indigenous culture and its on-going struggle in a Eurocentric driven society.

Follow Johnny and Jonesy by visiting www.badwinds.com for new creations and updates.

 
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Joe is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the internationally bestselling TEMPLAR CHRONICLES series, the JEREMIAH HUNT trilogy, and the forthcoming GREAT UNDEAD WAR series. He also writes epic fantasy under the name Matthew Caine.

His work has been nominated for both the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award and been translated into half a dozen languages to date. He has written for both the comic and role-playing game industries and also served two terms as president of the Horror Writers Association, the world’s largest organization of professional horror and dark fantasy writers.

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Josh Blaylock is a comic book writer and artist based in Chicago, IL. With nealry 100 comic books published to date, Mercy Sparx and Operation Nemesis: A Story of Genocide & Revenge are his most recent books. He is the leading force behind Devil’s Due Entertainment. Blaylock specializes in a comprehensive approach to publishing that embraces both traditional store distribution with modern crowd funding and digital technologies to elevate his collective creator network together.

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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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June Chung has been a colorist for Marvel and DC for over a decade. Her credits include Marvel Zombies, Marvel Annihilation, Batman/Superman, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Transformers/GI Joe and many others.

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The Justice League Arizona is an all-volunteer organization formed to bring Arizona costume enthusiasts together under a collective identity. JLAz brings awareness to charitable organizations and causes, supports their events through dynamic DC character presence, and participates in unique and fun community events. The JLAz performs direct charitable events (such as toy drives, hospital visits, etc.) and seeks to educate others on the DC Comics Universe, high-quality costume creation, and ways to help their community. Members strive to be the positive role models embodied by the heroes they represent and/or to be villains that do good deeds!

Website: justiceleaguearizona.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeLeagueArizona

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K Lynn Smith is an artist and designer from the Mid-Michigan area. K Lynn found her start in the comic book world as a cartoonist for her university newspaper. In 2006, her artwork won the Michigan Press Award, as well as the Helen Victoria Haynes World Peace Cartoon Contest.

She is currently working on the western webcomic Plume, published by Devil's Due Entertainment, and has been involved with projects such as Garfield and Cards Against Humanity.

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Best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees, in four of the Friday the 13th films, he is to this day the most memorable Jason. To date, Kane Hodder starred in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, and Jason X.

Kane is also well known for his role as Victor Crowley in Hatchet, which rolled into the film franchise, Hatchet II and in Hatchet III.

Kane Hodder is the true definition of dichotomy: he is possibly the most beloved horror icon in the film industry, as well as with his millions of fans. Kane towers at 6'3" and has an intimidating and unforgettable, powerful presence. And a heart of gold.

Kane Hodder is often compared to legendary film stars such as Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.

Take a look at Kane's full IMDb here. You can also follow him on Twitter and on Instagram.

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Ashley was born in Odessa, Texas. Her first acting job was as Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, replacing Thuy Trang (Trini Kwan). Staying on for two years, Ashley left the show in 1995. She was replaced by Nakia Burrise (Tanya) for Power Rangers Zeo. Her last Power Rangers appearance was in the finale for the third season of the series. Ashley has said that her decision to leave the series was because of the demanding hours.[citation needed] She also reveals that she was to be given an exciting story arc, just as Amy Jo Johnson was, but instead, following time off while her character was reduced to a child for some time in the third season, she would find that she was not asked to return to the set, the official reason given was that her character's recovery would not require her to appear on screen.


Since then, Ashley has made guest appearances in TV shows such as Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Kenan & Kel, and The Parkers, just to name a few, and acted in a few minor films like Taylor's Wall. Her first big debut as, editor and executive producer was the independent film Devon's Ghost, alongside fellow Power Ranger alumnus Johnny Yong Bosch and executive producer Koichi Sakamoto for Gag Order Films, Inc. While she also co-wrote Devon's Ghost, her first writing staple came with the film Unto Thee in 1999. She co-wrote the film with Gia and Tim Grace, and also starred in the movie.

In August 2010, Ashley was invited to Power Morphicon, the second Power Rangers fan convention in Pasadena, California. In September 2011, Ashley joined the National Talk Radio Show "UnCensored Radio" (formerly "Unscripted Radio") as a regular Co-Host. As of August 2012 Ashley took over the roll of Moderator on the show. Also in August 2012, Ashley with fellow Co-Host Katrina Johnson and Jeffrey Emmette filmed "Uncensored Reality", a reality show tied into Uncensored Radio.

 
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Katie Cook is a comic book artist and writer that lives somewhere in that state that looks like a mitten. Her writing for the pop-culture phenomenon comic tie-in to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is gaining her headlines this year... But it's her work for Star Wars, Marvel, the Jim Henson Company and more that have made her a popular name. Her weekly webcomic, Gronk: A Monster's Story, was nominated for the Harvey award for Best Online Comic last year.  You can see more of Katie's work at www.katiecandraw.com and www.gronkcomic.com.


 

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Keith Tucker, a veteran animation and comics art professional.
 

Best known for his storyboard work for cartoon shows of the eighties and nineties like Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Tiny Toons, Baby Looney Toons, He-Man, She-Ra, Rescue Rangers, Duck Tales, Tailspin, Addams Family, Earthworm Jim, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Spiderman, Robotix, Ghostbusters, X-O Squad, Street Fighter, Jem & The Holograms, Conan the Adventurer, Tom and Jerry the movie and many others.
 

Kieth’s comic book work includes two years as a cover artist for Disney comics, penciling Roger Rabbit, Rescue Rangers, Goofy, Little Mermaid mag, Disney postage stamps, 101 Dalmatian Book, centerfolds for Tiny Toons Adventures and Looney Toons Magazine, Hero Comics, TSR’s 13 Assassin, Eclipse Comics, 3d ALien Terror and others.

His film credits included, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Robocop 3, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn, Conan the Barbarian, Hideaway, Addams Family Reunion, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Casper Meets Wendy, Richie Rich Christmas.

www.tuckertoons.com

 
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Ken F. Levin -- repeatedly named by BLEEDING COOL magazine one of The 100 Most Powerful People in the Comics Industry -- knows Hollywood and comics inside out.  For instance, Ken set up and is an Executive Producer on PREACHER from SONY TELEVISION for AMC Network.  Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed the Pilot; Sam Catlin (show-runner for BREAKING BAD) is show-running PREACHER; premiering May 22nd on AMC with repeats May 29, episodes weekly beginning Sunday June 5.

Ken is co-founder of the iconic 1980’s independent publisher 1First Comics, where he has been director of creative content since 2011.

Ken has been Max Allan Collins’ producing partner for twenty years. Ken did the rights deals for the Academy Award-winning feature film ROAD TO PERDITION (starring Tom Hanks), based upon Mr. Collins’ graphic novel, and later, the independent feature film A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE (starring Tom Sizemore), based upon Mr. Collins’ screenplay.  Ken and Max are Executive Producers on the television series QUARRY, based on Max’ series of novels, which begins airing on HBO/Cinemax late this summer.  

Among Ken’s past comics to film and TV projects are WANTED (starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman) which Ken set up at Universal Studios; the animated “Mike Mignola’s THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD” for SyFy Channel (voiced by Paul Giamatti and David Hyde Pierce), which Ken Co-Produced; the television movie and 22 episode television series PAINKILLER JANE (starring Kristanna Loken, on which Mr. Levin was an Executive Producer), based on the Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada EVENT COMICS series; and the feature film THE SCRIBBLER (starring Arrow’s Katie Cassidy), which Ken produced, based on the 1First Comics graphic novel THE SCRIBBLER by Dan Schaffer.  

Currently in the Hollywood pipeline are client Bill Willingham’s FABLES with David Heyman’s production company (the HARRY POTTER films) for a Warner Bros. feature, and Garth Ennis’ THE BOYS, which Ken has recently set up at SONY TELEVISION for a live action episodic series.  When 1FIRST COMICS went public in the 1990’s, Ken began the Night Sky representation and production company focusing on comics creators and their properties.  Among the creators he’s been representing since then are Mike Mignola, Bill Willingham, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chris Gossett, Jessica Abel, and Garth Ennis.  

In 2015 Ken and Devil’s Due Publishing’s Josh Blaylock engineered a joint distribution deal; 1First Comics/Devil’s Due LLC currently are averaging five monthly floppy comics and two original trade paperbacks a month.

 
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Kevin Hearne is the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, which began with Hounded and has sold over 1 million copies.  Kevin has been known to frolic unreservedly with dogs. He is probably frolicking right now and posing to his dog such timeless rhetorical classics as “Who’s a good boy?” and “Who wants a snack?” He hugs trees, rocks out to old-school heavy metal, and still reads comic books. He lives with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.

http://www.kevinhearne.com

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Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than 140 books, 54 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists; he has over 23 million copies in print in thirty languages. He has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Nebula, Hugo, Shamus, Scribe, Bram Stoker, Lifeboat to the Stars, SFX Reader’s Choice, and New York Times Notable Book.

Kevin has written numerous Star Wars projects, including the Jedi Academy trilogy, Darksaber, the Young Jedi Knights series (with his wife Rebecca), and Tales of the Jedi comics from Dark Horse. He wrote three X-Files novels, including the #1 bestseller Ground Zero, and he also collaborated with Dean Koontz on the novel Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, which sold a million copies in the first year of its release. He has written Superman and Batman novels, as well as comics for DC, Marvel, Boom!, IDW, Wildstorm, Topps, and Dark Horse.

Kevin has coauthored fifteen books in the DUNE saga with Brian Herbert, as well as their original Hellhole trilogy. His epic SF series, The Saga of Seven Suns, is a 7-volume opus that topped international bestseller lists; he is currently at work on a sequel trilogy, The Saga of Shadows. He produced and cowrote the lyrics (with his wife Rebecca Moesta) for two crossover rock CDs based on his Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy. He wrote a steampunk fantasy adventure novel based on the concept CD, “Clockwork Angels,” by legendary rock group Rush, as well as the steampunk novels Captain Nemo and The Martian War. In a lighter vein, he has written humorous fantasy The Dragon Business and the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series. He has edited numerous anthologies, including 2113, the Pulse Pounders series, A Fantastic Holiday Season 1 & 2, Blood Lite 1–3, Five by Five 1–3, War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches, and three Star Wars anthologies.

As publishers of WordFire Press, Kevin and his wife Rebecca Moesta have released more than 300 titles from Alan Dean Foster, Frank Herbert, Jody Lynn Nye, Allen Drury, Mike Resnick, Tracy Hickman, Jay Lake, Brian Herbert, Ken Scholes, and their own backlist.

Kevin has a physics/astronomy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and worked for thirteen years as a technical writer for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before becoming a full-time novelist. He is a Board member of the Challenger Centers for Space Science Education and the Lifeboat Foundation.

He climbs mountains, including all 54 peaks over 14,000 ft in Colorado, has completed all 500 miles of the Colorado Trail, and has visited six of the seven continents (only Antarctica left!). Kevin and his wife have been married for more than twenty years; they live in a castle in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

 
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Ksenia made her theatre debut at age five, and at age 10, she landed her first guest-starring role on the popular Canadian kids series, I Was A Sixth Grade Alien, playing alien princess “Xhanthippe” alongside Michael Cera. Since then, Solo has starred in numerous films and television shows, including the lead role of “Zoey Jones” in the 2003 television series Renegadepress.com. The hard-hitting drama dealt with the challenging real issues of teenage life. Solo’s abilities were recognized at age 18, when she became the first-ever winner of two consecutive Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance In A Youth Television Series in both 2005 and 2006.

Over the next four years, Solo studied acting, film directing and photography, and appeared in numerous American television shows including Cold Case, The Cleaner, Moonlight, Earth Final Conflict, Kojak, I Love Mummy and 1-800 Missing. After an international search, Ksenia was handpicked by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for A Dream) to play the beautiful yet cruel nemesis, “Veronica”, to Natalie Portman’s “Nina” in the film Black Swan. She then starred opposite John Cusack in the dark thriller, The Factory, portraying a young prostitute and mother. Following shortly after, the CW’s new hit show Life UneXpected offered Solo the role of “Natasha”, the street-smart foster teen with a big heart yet troubled life. Solo was also named one of the 55 faces of The Future of Hollywood, alongside Vanessa Hugdens, Ashley Greene and Chloe Moretz by Nylon Magazine. After the Venice Film Festival Premiere of Black Swan, the Italian press named Solo one of three ‘Sexiest Women’ of the 67th Venice Film Festival along with Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba. Solo won the role of Dodge in the highly anticipated FOX/DreamWorks project Locke & Key which was directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo) and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It was another exciting year for the actress who ended 2011 winning her third Gemini Award, this time for Best Performance in a Featured Supporting Role, for her Character "Kenzi" in Lost Girl.

In 2013 Ksenia was nominated for the first ever Canadian Academy Awards for Best Performance in a Featured Supporting Role for her portrayal of "Kenzi" in Lost Girl and spent most of the year shooting season 4 of the hit show in Toronto.

 

In 2014, Ksenia wrapped the 5th and final season of Lost Girl and moved back east where she is a series regular on the hit AMC series Turn. Besides Turn, she is also recurring on the cult BBC America Hit, Orphan Black for it’s 3rd season.

In her spare time, Ksenia is an ambassador for the End Polio movement as well as for the anti-bullying organisation, Stand For The Silent.

She is also developing her own film projects along with her film company, OnFire Films, and a team of talented artists. She looks forward to getting behind the camera and exploring the world of directing and producing.

You can follow Solo on twitter @KseniaSolo

 
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Born in Boston in 1960, Kurt Busiek grew up with three major family rules. No candy (bad for the teeth), no TV (bad for the brain) and no comic books (take the TV rule and double it). To this day, he credits those rules with his habit of picking up a book rather than turning on the TV, and his never having developed much of a sweet tooth. It didn’t help with the comics, though.
 

Kurt started reading comics regularly at the age of 14, around the time most kids his age were giving up on them. Soon, he and his friend Scott McCloud (who would go on to a successful comics career of his own), began to write and draw their own comics together, learning a great deal about the craft of making comics, and both decided that comics was the place for them.
 

By the time he graduated from Syracuse University in 1982, Kurt had already sold his first professional comics script – a backup story that appeared in Green Lantern #162, from DC Comics. Following that, he wrote Power Man and Iron Fist for Marvel Comics for about a year, and worked on such series as World’s Finest, Wonder Woman and Red Tornado.
 

Failing to get enough writing work to sustain a career, he worked as an assistant editor, as a literary agent and as a sales manager for Marvel, while co-creating such books as Liberty Project (which he wrote for Eclipse Comics) and Open Space (which he edited for Marvel).
 

He went full-time freelance for the second time in 1990, moving to Washington State. This time, he kept finding writing work, on books as diverse as Vampirella, Mickey Mouse, Web of Spider-Man and The Adventures of Jell-O Man.
 

In 1993, he and painter Alex Ross created Marvels, a 4-issue mini-series looking at the superheroic history of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of an ordinary man. Marvels was a commercial and critical smash, the breakthrough project that served as the foundation for Busiek’s subsequent career.
 

Since then, Kurt has divided his time between writing mainstream series, including Avengers, Iron Man, Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Conan, Superman, JLA and Trinity, and creating his own projects, including Thunderbolts, The Power Company, Jonny Demon, The Wizard’s Tale, Shockrockets, Arrowsmith and the multiple-award-winning Astro City. He’s worked with a variety of talented artists, including Brent Anderson, Mark Bagley, Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen and Cary Nord.
 

Kurt has won over two dozen industry awards for his work. Among them are multiple Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards for Best Series, Best Single Issue and Best Writer. In 1996,Marvels was named a Best Book for Young Readers by the New York Public Library.

Kurt lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters.

 

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He's worked 20+ years in "Trekland," so that's the name of his brand—and now, native Okie Larry Nemecek's latest credits include the new Amazon maps/book hit "Star Trek: Stellar Cartography" and appearing as Dr. McCoy in the first two episodes of indie online hit Star Trek Continues, remaining a creative consultant. Best known as author of the classic "Star Trek: Next Generation Companion" and longtime editor of official ST Communicator magazine and Fact Files UK and Japan, Larry still writes his "Fistful of Data" column for Trek Magazine, guest-blogs at startrek.com, shares often on podcasts and the CBS Trek Blu-ray documentaries, plus released two editions on CD from his own hundreds of hours of remastered archival Trek interviews as the "Trekland: On Speaker" series. 

Come July, guess who's once again heading up Geek Nation Tours' next "LA2Vegas Trek Film Site Tour With Larry Nemecek"?  Most of all, make sure to find time Saturday night for another bonus "Dr. Trek" show of prize trivia, rare clips and late-night tales as a meetup-fundraiser for Larry's true-life "Con of Wrath" documentary project. Along with story credit for the “Prophecy” episode of Voyager, appearances in docs like "Trek Nation" and "The Green Girl," and working as a producer at the original startrek.com, Larry shares two Associated Press statewide awards from his news days—and roots mightily for his Oklahoma football Sooners.  Whatever you do, corner Larry sometime over the weekend for some great Trek stories of yore and insights into the franchise future.

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Actress, playwright, artist and award-winning, bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber writes Historical Fantasy sagas for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful series hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, garnered many genre awards, has reissued in a special edition from Tor and is in development as a musical theatre production. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy trilogy, The Eterna Files, is now available from Tor, described as X-Files meets Penny Dreadful. The sequel, Eterna and Omega, releases August 2016. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A lifelong Goth devoted to spreading understanding of Gothic literature, she is also a proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, featured in several films and on shows like Boardwalk Empire. Active on Twitter @LeannaRenee and FB http://facebook.com/lrhieber, more about her work as well as free reads, writing resources and links to her jewelry and art can be found at http://leannareneehieber.com

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An actor of international importance, Lee Majors has created and maintained a successful career and has continually proven himself to be a favorite of audiences worldwide.

Lee Majors’ performances and personas have made an indelible impact on television programs. From his initial role of Heath Barkley on The Big Valley to the Men From Shilo to Owen Marshall Counselor at Law to The Fall Guy and Raven. It was his starring role as Steve Austin on the overwhelmingly popular The Six Million Dollar Man that Lee became an icon and part of the American culture. The show was a television phenomenon on the ABC network.

View Lee's full IMDb here

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Lexie Dunne is a woman of many masks, all of them stored neatly in a box under her bed. By day a mild-mannered technical writer and by night an adventuress and novelist, she keeps life interesting by ignoring it and writing instead. She hails from St. Louis, home of the world’s largest croquet game piece, and SUPERHEROES ANONYMOUS is her professional debut into the world of caped crusaders, a journey that started when her father took her and her brother to see The Rocketeer.

Getting her to return a phone call is impossible. You’d have better luck sticking a Dr Pepper under a propped up box and waiting nearby, string in hand.

Find out more about Lexie at her website dunnewriting.com

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Lindsay Wagner has always been committed to the advancement of human potential. This has been evident not only throughout her highly successful acting career, but also in her personal life. She has chosen her films taking into consideration the effect they will have on the audience, and used her position as a public figure to highlight issues that are important to her, with the objective of helping people in their personal journeys.

Lindsay Wagner first came to prominence as a result of her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers in her Emmy award-winning role as The Bionic Woman. She also won a permanent place in the hearts of audiences around the world and became one of the most popular actresses in international television.

Once The Bionic Woman series had ended Lindsay went on to become the Queen of television movies with over 40 TV movies, 5 mini-series and 12 feature films to her name. Notable successes were Shattered Dreams in 1990, which she co-produced on domestic violence; A Child's Cry in 1985 about child abuse; The Taking of Flight 847 on the root complexities of terrorism (1988); Fighting For My Daughter in 1995 highlighting the problem of teen prostitution and Four Extraordinary Women in 2006 on the emotional subject of breast cancer.

Lindsay is also a published author, having co-authored The High Road to Health, a best-selling vegetarian lifestyle cookbook and Lindsay Wagner's New Beauty: The Acupressure Facelift.

Off screen Lindsay is passionate about the awakening of human potential. The study and sharing of holistic healing modalities, integrating mind, body and soul, is at the forefront of her mind. She has been the honorary Chair of ICAN (Inter Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect) for over twenty five years. She is also heavily involved in causes that are close to her heart, including animal welfare, domestic violence, the environment and the advancement of human potential.

From 2003-2006 Lindsay co-facilitated a support group for convicted batterers and their families in collaboration with the LA County Sheriff's Department that offers more constructive and peaceful ways of relating to each other and oneself in order to help end the cycle of family violence.

More recently Lindsay has combined her personal experience and many years of study, both Western and Eastern modalities, to develop Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart experiential workshops and retreats. These programs are designed to help overcome our own personal challenges, while accessing the peace and joy that is naturally within us. Lindsay offers these programs as a way of sharing, that which has greatly impacted her life.

Lindsay has presented her workshops in the US, Canada and Mexico, and in November 2008 took them to Europe for the first time holding programs for caregivers in England. In Spring 2009 she returned for a very successful three-month tour of the UK and Ireland. Her 2 and 3 day Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart workshops and evening programs were held, not only for the public but included special programs for caregivers, those recovering from addictions and one for mental health practitioners from the UK National Health Service.

The UK tour also saw the release of her first meditation CD, Open To Oneness. This seven-track collection of original music, together with Lindsays powerful intention to awaken oneness (a profound sense of connectedness) makes her first CD a unique labor of love.

2010 and 2011 were especially busy years for Lindsay as she traveled extensively conducting her "Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart" Workshops and Retreats throughout the US, UK, Europe and Canada. 2012 saw Lindsay present a six-day retreat in Hawaii and a five-day retreat at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, together with a workshop in Toronto for people living with the HIV virus.

Recently, Lindsay has been sought after as a keynote speaker by such organizations as the Woman Arising Conference in Sedona, AZ, Akasha Metaphysical Film Festival in Carmel, CA, Mile Hi Church in Lakewood, CO, the Mind, Body, Spirit Expo in Voorhees, NJ and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. She is also enjoying mentoring younger actors through her acting classes, which include teaching acting and camera techniques.

Lindsay looks forward to taking her passionate perspective of our extraordinary human potential to all corners of the globe, inspiring others to realize how amazing they truly are.

View Lindsay's full IMDb here. You can also check out her website here and follow her on Twitter.

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Livio Ramondelli is the artist of IDW Publishing's Transformers: Autocracy, Monstrosity, Primacy and the recent Combiner Wars. Other credits include Battlestar Galactica for Dynamite, Star Wars for Dark Horse Comics and DC Universe Online for Sony/DC Comics.

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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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Mark Brooks is a Marvel exclusive illustrator known most recently for his cover art on variety of titles including Star Wars, Ant-Man, Spider-Gwen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, and New Avengers.
 

He’s currently the interior illustrator for the new Star Wars Han Solo series and just completed a successful run as the cover artist for the Star Wars/Darth Vader crossover, Vader Down. He was also the cover artist for Ant-Man and Star Wars Kanan, the Last Padawan. Prior to this, he completed an acclaimed run as cover artist for Deadpool and Fearless Defenders as well as a successful arc on the popular series X-Men Legacy.
 

Past interior work includes Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega miniseries, the critically acclaimed Uncanny X-Force, Thor, and A+X: Consequences.
 

Sideshow Collectibles produced a signature series of premium format comiquette statues based on his designs including Scarlet Witch and Psylocke. Mark has been featured on Amazing Spider-man, Ultimate X-Men, Young Avengers and many more. His work can also be found on various other projects for video games and toy packaging for such companies as Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Disney, Capcom and Sega on properties including Transformers, Robotech, and G.I. Joe.  


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Instagram http://instagram.com/markbrooksart, Twitter @MarkBrooksArt,
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Writer/Artist Mark Kidwell is the co-creator/writer of the sold-out, ongoing Vietnam/zombie epic “’68” from Image comics. His newest work can be seen in the third story arc, “’68: JUNGLE JIM: HELLHOLE”, the current arc, ’68: RULE OF WAR and the sold-out one-shot comic, “’68 HALLOWED GROUND”.

Mark is also the writer/illustrator/creator of the critically acclaimed splatterpunk horror mini-series BUMP, Image/Frazetta Comics’ DARK KINGDOM and the sold-out Monsterverse comic one-shot: WILDER, with artist Andrew Mangum. Mark has designed creature and makeup effects for Robert Kurtzman’s CREATUR CORPS FX studio on such projects as Dee Snider’s STRANGELAND 2, the Baliwood production HISS, Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee’s THE WOMAN, the cult hit JOHN DIES AT THE END by Don Coscarelli and Kevin Smith’s upcoming TUSK.

Outside of the comics realm, Mark has produced a full-length novel based on his BUMP series and his two newest prose projects, the short novels: YELLOW and MAXIE’S MIRACLE are available on Amazon.com for the KINDLE now.

Please join Mark Kidwell at the “‘68 Experience” booth along with Co-creator Jay Fotos as they bring the world of ‘68 Comics to life in this fan favorite booth experience! For all things '68 please visit www.68zombie.com and also join the '68 ZOMBIE COMIC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/68zombie

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Mark Pellegrino has built a career entertaining audiences and impressing critics with his work in numerous films and television series’ delivering standout performances time and again with his tremendous range of characters. On television, he has made a lasting impression as the tortured, ‘Paul Bennett,’ in Showtime’s widely acclaimed, “Dexter.” Pellegrino then went on to portray the villainous ‘Lucifer’ on the CW Network’s hit series, “Supernatural,” the mysterious ‘Jacob’ on ABC’s final season of the critically hailed, “LOST,” and fan-favorite attorney ‘Gavin Q. Baker III’ during the final season of TNT’s popular original series, “The Closer.” Additionally, he appears as the Vampire-Mob Boss of Boston ‘Bishop’ in the supernatural-drama, “BEING HUMAN,” a U.S. adaptation for the SyFy Channel based on the original BBC program. Pellegrino will next be seen in the feature film “The Trials of Cate McCall” starring opposite Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, Taye Diggs and James Cromwell.

Having been acting since the age of 23, Pellegrino has turned in powerful performances from working with the likes of some of the industry’s biggest names in directing such as Joel Schumacher, David Mamet, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch and the Coen Brothers among many others. With the reputation as a well-respected actor, Pellegrino has appeared in such high-profile feature films as HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Lethal Weapon 3,” “Mulholland Dr.,” “Capote,” “National Treasure,” “The Number 23” and more. Television credits include, but not limited to “Revolution,” “Grimm,” “Chuck,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” “NYPD Blue,” “The Practice,” “The Unit,” “Criminal Minds,” “Prison Break,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “CSI,” “The Mentalist” and A&E’s original series “Breakout Kings.”

In addition to constant travel reporting to sets for production on television’s top shows, Pellegrino has remained connected to his craft by keeping active in theater as well as teaching classes at Playhouse West and seminars at Acting Studio LA (www.actingstudiola.com), of which provides a home for some of the most talented professional actors, writers and directors. The program offers the opportunity to mentor developing actors, teach through workshops and classes, as well as create theatrical and film productions. When free time allows, he actively participates in a variety of sports, including martial arts, kickboxing, Thai boxing, Judo, Karate and Ju-Jitsu.

Pellegrino currently resides with his family just outside of Los Angeles.

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Martin Kove is best known for his portrayal as the evil karate sensei, John Kreese, in The Karate Kid trilogy.

He's participated in some 100 films including Rambo II with Sylvester Stallone and Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner. The Gambler miniseries with Kenny Rogers. His favorite credits include westerns such as Hard Ground with Burt Reynolds and the re-make of Gentle Ben, both on the Hallmark channel.  Mr. Kove stars in and co-produced Bare Knuckles, an independent feature that released in 2010, and cameos in George Gallo's Middlemen with Luke Wilson. He is a former board member of the Met Theater and has directed and performed at Author Services, Inc. (ASI) in three western shows. He also starred in the Emmy-winning TV series Cagney and Lacey for six years as Detective Victor Isbecki.

Kove has since kept consistently busy, primarily in the action / thriller film genre, and has notched up over 80 film appearances to date, as well as numerous TV guest roles.

As busy as Marty has been over the years, his most gratifying activity, as always, is spending lots of time with his twins, Rachel and Jesse.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Martin Kove has over 3 decades of film and TV work. His television episodic credits include appearances on Walker: Texas Ranger, Kung Fu, Chips, The Rockford Files, The Streets of San Francisco, and Murder, She Wrote, Charlie's Angels, Burke's Law, etc.

His stage work includes appearances with the Lincoln Center Repertory Company, The Lama Theater Company, and CSC Repertory Company in New York; and the Burbage Theater, Will Greer Amphitheater, MET Theater (the founding member) and The Zephyr Theater in Los Angeles.

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Wolfman was active in fandom before he broke into professional comics at DC in 1968. Wolfman was one of the first to publish Stephen King, with In A Half-World of Terror in Wolfman's horror fanzine Stories of Suspense No. 2.

Wolfman's first published work for DC Comics appeared in Blackhawk No. 242. He and long-time friend Len Wein created the character Jonny Double in Showcase No. 78 scripted by Wolfman. The two co-wrote Eye of the Beholder in Teen Titans No. 18, which would be Wein's first professional comics credit. Neal Adams was called upon to rewrite and redraw a Teen Titans story which had been written by Wein and Wolfman. The story, titled Titans Fit the Battle of Jericho! would have introduced DC's first African American superhero, but was rejected by publisher Carmine Infantino. The revised story appeared in Teen Titans No. 20. Wolfman and Gil Kane created an origin for Wonder Girl in Teen Titans No. 22, which introduced the character's new costume.

In 1974, Wolfman moved to Marvel Comics as protégé of then-editor Roy Thomas. When Thomas stepped down, Wolfman eventually took over as editor, initially in charge of the black and white magazines then finally the color line of comics.

While at Marvel Wolfman wrote lengthy runs of Amazing Spider-Man (where he co-created the Black Cat); Fantastic Four; and Doctor Strange. He created Nova in that character's eponymous first issue. In 1978, Wolfman took over writing the Howard the Duck syndicated newspaper comic strip, which adapted several stories from the original Steve Gerber-written comics.

His best-received work was The Tomb of Dracula, a fledgling horror comic which in his six years as writer Wolfman turned into a rich, complex piece of high gothic, well matched with the moody shade-and-light pencilling of Gene Colan. Taking Bram Stoker's basic story, Wolfman created his own vampire mythology and introduced a set of new characters, including Blade.

In 1980, Wolfman returned to DC and teaming with penciller George Pérez, Wolfman relaunched DC's Teen Titans. The New Teen Titans added the Wolfman-Pérez creations Raven, Starfire and Cyborg to the old team's Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash and Beast Boy (renamed Changeling). The series became DC's first new hit in years, and its first serious competitor to Marvel since the early 1970s.

Other projects by Wolfman for DC during the early 1980s included collaborating with artist Gil Kane on a run on Superman, rejoining Colan (who had also moved to DC) on the short-lived Night Force, a revival of Dial H for Hero with Carmine Infantino, and a nearly two year run on Green Lantern with Joe Staton. During their collaboration on Green Lantern, Wolfman and Staton created the Omega Men.

In 1985, Wolfman and Pérez launched Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 12-issue limited series celebrating DC's 50th anniversary. Featuring a cast of thousands and a timeline that ranged from the beginning of the universe to the end of time, it killed scores of characters, integrated a number of heroes from other companies to DC continuity, and re-wrote 50 years of DC universe history in order to streamline it.

Wolfman was also involved in the DC Comics relaunch of the Superman line, reinventing nemesis Lex Luthor and initially scripting the Adventures of Superman title.

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Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while three of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo for short story that year. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean Press.
 

Kowal is also an award-winning puppeteer. With over twenty years of experience, she has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve.
 

When she isn’t writing or puppeteering, Kowal brings her speech and theater background to her work as a voice actor. As the voice behind several audio books and short stories, she has recorded fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.
 

Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Sometimes she even writes on them.

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Matt Haley has been illustrating hit graphic novels for Marvel and DC Comics for years on characters ranging from The Order (Marvel) to Superman (DC Comics) and has worked with commercial clients ranging from T-Mobile to IMG Models to comedian Sarah Silverman. He's worked with comics icon Stan Lee on the feature documentary "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fans Hope" with director Morgan Spurlock and TV series like "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" and "Human Target" for NBC/Universal.

Matt's most recent project is "Gotham Stories", a serialized motion comic about the FOX TV series "GOTHAM" which aired during the recent "X-Files" event. He also illustrated "Wonder Woman '77", the smash hit comic set during the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter. Matt is currently working on a feature film project with legendary director Walter Hill (The ALIEN series, The Warriors, Deadwood).

 
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Voted “Most Likely To Be Someone Else” by his high school classmates, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since his childhood. He started actually getting paid for it at the tender age of 19, when he began performing standup comedy at Toronto’s "Yuk Yuk’s" comedy club, launching his career at the same time as longtime friends Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey.

 

After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Maurice began a ten-year stint in standup touring as the opening act for such performers as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Kool & The Gang, and The Temptations/The Four Tops Tour. In 1985, Maurice began a second career in the wonderful world of animation voiceovers, finding himself cast as "Chief Quimby" in "Inspector Gadget", and "Egon Spengler" in "The Real Ghostbusters" in rapid succession.

 

The work has kept coming ever since; he has performed on over one hundred animated series, and has been Emmy-nominated three times (once in Daytime, twice in Primetime) for his voice acting: First, in 1990, for the primetime politically satirical puppet show “D.C. Follies”, starring Fred Willard; then again in 1999 for playing "The Brain" in "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain" (he won ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Award later that year for playing the megalomaniacal mouse), and this past year, he was again nominated, and this time, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in Matt Groening’s "Futurama", where he plays more than seventy regular, frequently-recurring, and one-off characters, including "Morbo The Newscaster", "Calculon", "The Donbot", "Clamps", "Hedonismbot", and, Zapp Brannigan’s long-suffering First Officer, "Kif Kroker".

 

Maurice is also often heard in the commercial world as the voice of Toucan Sam (spokesbird of Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal, a part he’s played since 1987), and he is especially proud to have been chosen, beginning in the summer of 2009, to be the

current signature Voice of Lexus.

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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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Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of the X-men's Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O'Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on The 'Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, and Dr. Strange, among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business.

Golden's work can be seen on covers from The Walking Dead, the new Marvel Civil War, the new Rom, the new Micronauts, Spawn, Nightwing, Iron Man, Heroes for Hire, Exiles, Demon's Regret, Spiderman, Vampirella, Captain American, The Punisher to The Hulk, as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. His zombie art if routinely used in conjunction with popular properties on TV and in print.

It's no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades:

"....unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does," said writer/artist Larry Hama, of Golden's work.

"Michael blithely puts down on paper exactly what he sees in his head. It's like he's got a cosmic opaque projector that shoots a laser beam from his brain through the kundalini eye in his forehead straight down onto the drawing surface where all he has to do is trace it," continues Hama. "The result is hard-edged and fully realized in every way. No fuzzy impressions here. No using the side of the pencil. No squiggly space-filling lines blocked in on automatic pilot. To paraphrase Neal Adams (who was referring to Golden), there is not a single millimeter of line on the page that is not directed by conscious thought."

Recent books covering the colorful life and amazing art of Michael Golden include a Manga version of the Bucky O'Hare series, as well as the top selling art retrospective Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, written by Renee Witterstaetter, which sold out and has gone into a second printing, as well as his recent sketchbooks Heroes and Villains, MORE Heroes and Villains, and Michael Golden: Alchemy.

His newest art book, currently being offered at 2016 shows is: Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves.

Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to the United States... and most recently China.

He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival. with gallery shows of his work in Spain, New York, Maryland and Moscow, and many points inbetween.

For more information on Michael Golden and his work, contact:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Golden/44937601170

 

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Michael J. Sullivan is the bestselling author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series. His new book, Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire, will be available in June 2016 from Del Rey. He lives in Virginia with his family.

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MICHAEL KOGGE is an author and screenwriter from Los Angeles. Most recently, he wrote Empire of the Wolf, an epic graphic novel about werewolves in ancient Rome, the junior novel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the original "prequel" companion novel Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice: Cross Fire, the Star Wars Rebels book series, and coauthored Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

You can find him online at michaelkogge.com or on twitter @michaelkogge.

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Michael R. Martin is Co-Creator and Writer of Blood & Dust: The Life & Undeath of Judd Glenny, which will be released by Action Lab Entertainment under their Danger Zone imprint later this year.

Mike is a lifelong lover of vampires and psychological thrillers, as well as history and his native state of Oklahoma and adopted home of Arizona, which he combined to create the story of Judd Glenny and his family in Blood & Dust.

In addition to comics, Mike spends his time with his wife Jeanne riding his Harley and camping across Arizona and Mexico with their 2 dogs as often as possible.

As a 2-time cancer survivor, Mike is passionate about encouraging others to follow their dreams and creative spirits and loves to share what he’s learned about making comics with anyone who cares to ask.

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Michael J. Martinez is the author of the Daedalus trilogy of Napoleonic era space opera novels, now out in mass-market paperback, and the forthcoming MJ-12: Inception, first in the MAJESTIC-12 series of paranormal Cold War spy thrillers, due out in September. His short fiction as appeared in the Cthulhu Fhtagn! and Unidentified Funny Objects 4 anthologies, and his novelette "Mind Flight" was part of the Geeky Giving fundraiser to benefit the Barrow Neurological Foundation right here in Arizona. He lives on the Jersey side of the greater New York City area with a wonderful wife, amazing daughter, two cats and three chickens.

http://michaeljmartinez.net/

Twitter: @mikemartinez72

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Mike DeBalfo is a freelance illustrator best known for his charming and flirty "good girl" brand of pinup art. Since 2009 Mike has been working professionally in the comic book field illustrating numerous memorable covers for companies such as Zenescope Entertainment, Big Dog Ink, Aspen Comics, Lady Death, Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders and more. Most recently Mike launched his own branding campaign of Squirrel Girls (Brisk, Macy, Sable & Roxy) that became an instant hit among fans, and he is currently illustrating covers as well as interior pages for Soulfire with Aspen Comics.

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Mike MacLean is an AZ local best known for writing the hit Syfy films Sharktopus, Piranhaconda, and Dinocroc vs. Supergator all produced by the legendary Roger Corman. Mike went on to write the Epix comedy Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader and the Sony military thriller Operation Rogue.

Recently, Mike leaped into the comic book world collaborating with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. Under the Coffin Comics banner, Mike has co-written the graphic novels Lady Death: Damnation Game, Zack the Zombie Exterminator, and La Muerta, a gritty revenge tale. Mike continues to contribute to future Coffin Comics titles.

In addition to writing for film and comics, Mike has published numerous short stories, mostly in the hardboiled crime genre. His short fiction can be found in The Best American Mystery Stories, ThugLit, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters.

You can visit mike online at www.mikemaclean.net.

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Mike Mayhew is a world-renowned illustrator who creates some of the most exciting images in comics today. Mike specializes in photo-realism, and intense rendering of dynamic subjects. Mike's approach ranges from state-of-the-art digital techniques to traditional watercolor and acrylic painting. His studio is located in Glendale, California. 
 
Mike began to pencil comic pages for DC Comics in 1993, and honed his comic storytelling skills during runs on "Zorro" and "Vampirella." Mike's cover art began to pop off the stands on Marvel Comics "Mystique," "Elektra," "The Pulse," and "She-Hulk." For Marvel Prose, Mike illustrated two "Mary Jane" prose young adult novels, by Judith O'Brien. Mike produced film licensing art for Fox's "Fantastic Four" and Warner Brother's "Superman Returns" films. Mike's subsequent work included issues of "Spawn," "X-Men Origins: Jean Grey" his first fully painted comic), and "Savage" (his first creator owned title from Image comics). In 2009 Mike created an Effie award winning ad campaign for Cisco Systems called "The Realm," an online motion comic. Mike's work continued to appear in comic's biggest titles, including "Avengers" and "Justice League." 
 
Recently, Mike adapted George Lucas' original 1974 draft "The Star Wars" for an eight issue comic series from Dark Horse Comics. "The Star Wars" became a #1 New York Times best selling graphic novel and won a Diamond Gem award for "2013 Licensed Book of the Year." Currently, Mike is doing covers for Marvel Comics and Dynamite Comics.
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Michael J. Zeck, renowned comic book illustrator and storyteller! Creator of the black Spider-man Costume!

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 poles;

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.

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

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Illustrator/co-creator of The Sheriff of Babylon with Tom King from Vertigo/DC Comics, Mitch Gerda has also worked on PunisherThe Activity, Doctor Who, and cereal boxes. He lives in Arizona with his rad wife, Lauren, and their rad cat, Numchucks. When not illustrating comic books Mitch trims his beard and makes fancy cocktails.

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Moon Mermaid

 Born of the moon and the sea in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Moon Mermaid first surfaced in 2003 where she began entertaining and performing for humans as Arizona’s first swimming mermaid providing magical props, the lagoon, and mermaid habitats year round where she entertains at children’s parties, events, weddings, parties, festivals, conventions, aquariums, zoos, and more with her sea~sisters and pirate friends. Moon loves to bring her magical worlds to you for entertainment with a splash!

 

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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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Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. Horror stories and experiences from around the internet are crawling out of the wood work and coming to your ears from one specific voice.

MrCreepyPasta, horror story teller of YouTube, is a well known voice for such famous horror characters such as Jeff the Killer, Smile.Dog and Eyeless Jack. He started 4 year ago and over that time the Creepy Pasta narrators have grown exponentially over the years to becoming a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre.

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Myke Cole is unable to attend Phoenix Comicon 2016

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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Neo Edmund (Writers Guild of America) is an American writer who has worked in the entertainment industry for a decade as a Screenwriter, Animation Writer, Comic Book Writer, Film Development Executive, Novelist, Blogger, and Public Speaker. He is the co-creator of Clan of the Vein, a Techno Vampire comic to film project being produced by Reverse Engineering Studios. As a staff writer, he wrote 6 episodes of the Hasbro television series Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters, and is now writing multiple scripts for two UAE animated television series. WordFire Press recently published his debut novel A Tale of Red Riding Rise of the Alpha Huntress Neo has written for companies including: Disney Interactive, Jim Henson Studios, Hub Network, Cartoon Network, Spike TV, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, JumpStart Interactive, Platinum Studios, Genetic Entertainment, Zenescope, and Silver Dragon Books. Six of his graphic novels are listed among titles that meet the United States Common Core Standards for English Education. He majored in Screenwriting, Film Production, and English Creative Writing at UCLA. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

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Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Neve McIntosh grew up in Edinburgh, where she attended Boroughmuir High School. She was a member of Edinburgh Youth Theatre in the late 1980s, appearing in Mother Goose and Doctor in the House. She moved to Glasgow to attend the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, after which she was in repertory companies at Perth and at The Little Theatre on the Isle of Mull.

 

She next played in a Glasgow stage production of The Trick is to Keep Breathing. She playing in the RSC production of Dickens' Great Expectations in Stratford, and starring as Portia in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice at the Lyceum in Edinburgh. In summer 2009, she performed in the Sylvia Plath play Three Women at the Edinburgh Festival. In February 2010 McIntosh appeared as the lead character 'Catherine' in the play Proof at Perth Theatre. She also played in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" as Miss Stapleton. In September 2011 she played Goneril in a production of King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Neve performed in "Events" mid summer 2013 for ATC Acting Touring Company By David Greig She Played the character Claire Theatre. She also appeared in American director Mark L. Feinsod's first film, Love And Lung Cancer. Alongside her television work she has appeared in the films Gypsy Woman and One Last Chance. 2008-09 saw McIntosh starring in several new films including Salvage, Spring 1941 (with costar Joseph Fiennes) and the award-winning Be All and End All

 

McIntosh is probably best known for her portrayals of Beryl Stapleton in the 2002 BBC version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, and of Fuchsia in the 2000 BBC and WGBH Boston production of Gormenghast, a lavish miniseries based on the first two books of the trilogy by Mervyn Peake. She also played the title role in Lady Audley's Secret.

She appeared in the first British Sky Broadcasting-produced "Doc Martin" prequel (in which the Martin Clunes character was named Bamford, rather than his later moniker of Ellingham), as a lonely villager with an asthmatic son, to whom Martin is attracted.

In 2004, McIntosh starred in Bodies, a medical drama produced by BBC Three and based on the book Bodies by Jed Mercurio. She has also appeared in several other television dramas, including Psychos, Ghost Squad, Marple, Murder City, Bodies-2 and Low Winter Sun. She also recorded an episode of Law & Order: UK.

In December 2009 McIntosh appeared in an episode of Sky 1's 10 Minute Tales playing the wife of Peter Capaldi's character.

In May 2010, McIntosh appeared in two episodes of the 2010 series of Doctor Who beside new Doctor played by Matt Smith. She plays Alaya and Restac, two Silurian sisters who have been disturbed under the earth, one captured by humans and the other demanding vengeance. In October 2010, she starred alongside former Doctor Who star, David Tennant, in Single Father, a BBC drama. She portrayed the part of Anna, the sister of the dead wife of Tennant's character (Dave).

McIntosh returned as a new Silurian character, Madame Vastra, in the Doctor Who Series 6 mid-series finale episode "A Good Man Goes to War", which aired in the UK on 4 June 2011.[7][8] The character is a sword-wielding, human-eating late Victorian crime fighter, and an old friend of The Doctor.

Neve McIntosh appeared in Ripper Street for one episode in November 2013 episode 3 "Become Man" where she played the character Raine. Neve also appeared as Janina for 2 episodes of Dracula - a British-American horror drama TV series that premièred on NBC on 25 October 2013. The series aired in the United Kingdom from 31 October 2013, to 16 January 2014, on Sky Living.

McIntosh appeared in the BBC One series Case Histories as Joanna Hunter which aired in June 2011. She also starred in Season 2 of the BBC Three drama, Lip Service, as a love interest of one of the main characters, Sadie.

McIntosh returned once again to Doctor Who in the 2012 Christmas special, and in the episodes The Crimson Horror and The Name of the Doctor. In each of these episodes, she reprises her role as Madame Vastra, who along with her wife, Jenny Flint, and Strax, a former Sontaran nurse, form an investigating team. While there is a suggestive chemistry between Vastra and her chambermaid Jenny in "A Good Man Goes to War", the later episodes explicitly mention that Vastra and Jenny are married.

 
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Nolan North is an American actor and voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man." He is most well known for his voice work as Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, and Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series.

North majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina with a baseball scholarship. He worked as a reporter for almost a year in New Jersey before moving to New York City to pursue stand-up comedy and acting. North eventually relocated to Hollywood and was cast in the General Hospital spin-off series, Port Charles, playing Dr. Chris Ramsey during the show's run from 1997 to 2003.  He married fellow Port Charles actress Jill Murray in 1999[1] and has two children. During Port Charles' run, he worked on a few video games as a voice actor and began to focus on voice acting following Port Charles' cancellation.

One of his most notable roles came in 2007 when he voiced and motion capped the character Nathan Drake for the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Since then, he has continued to portray the character Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (released in 2009) and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (released in 2011). In an interview with The Guardian, North reflects on his time as Drake as requiring "a lot of imagination. Motion capture is basically theatre in Spandex; there's minimal props, and you need a willingness to make an ass of yourself."North as Drake has been twice nominated at the Spike Video Game Awards in the "Best Performance by a Human Male" category.

In May 2012 it was revealed that North would have a limited role in Star Trek into Darkness, sequel to 2009's acclaimed live-action movie Star Trek. Director J.J. Abrams cited North's performance as Drake for the casting, he and his son being fans of the Uncharted series.

Other notable video game voice work includes roles as the Prince in Prince of Persia, The Penguin in Batman: Arkham City, Shun in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Vossler in Final Fantasy XII, Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed series, Eradan in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Doctor Edward Richtofen in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Brawl in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Ghost Rider in Marvel:Ultimate Alliance, Shadow Demon, Lycanthrope, Lone Druid, Brewmaster, Gyrocopter, Ogre Magi , Meepo and the Keeper of the Light in Dota 2, and Deadpool in Hulk Vs. and Marvel vs Capcom 3 and recently as Captain Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line. He also voiced the personality spheres and defective turrets in Portal 2 and voiced Merasmus and the Bombinomicon in Team Fortress 2.

North is well known in his animation roles such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men, Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and both Superman and Superboy in Young Justice.

 
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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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Oded Fehr is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns, as well as Carlos Oliveira in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Retribution, Faris al-Farik in Sleeper Cell, the demon Zankou in the TV series Charmed and Eli Cohn on the TV series V. He recently portrayed Eyal Lavin, a Mossad agent, on the TV series Covert Affairs, as well as Beau Bronn on the TV series Jane by Design and Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar on NCIS.

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Orlando Harding is the founder and creator of Revolution Comics and author of the comic book Pariah, (2005), and the critically acclaimed Night Stalker (2013). He has been nominated for two comic book creativity awards and won the coveted GLYPH award in 2013 for best female character. His latest creation, R.R.H. has been applauded by its reviewers and is published by 1First Comics, along with an all new upcoming Night Stalker project. Orlando lives in Yuma Arizona and can be reached through his website at www.nightstalkercomic.com or www.1firstcomics.com.

Appearing all weekend at the Devil’s Due / 1First Comics booth!

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Writer J. M. DeMatteis and Broderick created the Creature Commandos in Weird War Tales #93 (November 1980) In 1982, Broderick abruptly left Marvel for DC.  During his time at DC, Broderick worked on Firestorm, Captain Atom, Batman: Year Three, Swamp Thing, and Green Lantern.

After ten years at DC, Broderick once again returned to Marvel, where he worked as the regular penciller first on Alpha Flight and then on Doom 2099.

In 1995, Broderick turned to advertising full time, moving to Dallas to lead the in-house creative department at Tracy Locke and Partnership. The company handled packaging, print, and television ads for PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, Federal Express, Harrah’s Casinos, and Hasbro. This led to design work for DNA Productions on the 2001 movie, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

In 2003, Broderick returned to comics with the short-lived Future Comics. He was scheduled to work on the title Peacekeepers, but it was never published, and Future went out of business shortly thereafter. In 2004, Devil’s Due Publishing revived Micronauts, with Broderick returning to the title and illustrated three issues.

 

In 2003, Broderick was a member of the animation department faculty at Tampa’s International Academy of Design and Technology.

Pat is dedicated to giving back to the craft that has given him and is fans much enjoyment by teaching illustration and storytelling.  After he developed T-Rex a gritty science fiction tale in the vein of Heavy Metal magazine.  Pat has currently created Nibiru the Legend of Annunaki  an epic Middle Eastern saga inspired by the regions ancient lore, truth, and myth.

 
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Patrick is a veteran of the US navy and a former healthcare executive/entrepreneur, stage actor, and inventor. Patrick graduated, summa cum laude, from The University of Houston with a BA in history and English.

The Kirkus Star and Best of 2014 winning manuscript ,The God Wave, is his first novel.

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Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin to awesome parents. After nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he accidentally had enough credits to graduate with an English degree. Patrick then went to grad school. He’d rather not talk about it.

In March 2007, The Name of the Wind was published and met with surprising success. In the years since, it has been translated into 30 languages, won all manner of awards, and become a bestseller in several countries.

After a great deal of work and a few raised eyebrows from his patient editor, Wise Man’s Fear came out in March 2011, hitting #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. A companion novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, followed in 2014 and debuted at #2.

When not working on his writing, Pat plays with his children, makes mead, and runs Worldbuilders, a geek-centered charity which raises money for established charities like Heifer International, First Book, and Mercy Corps.

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Peter J Wacks unfortunately will not be at Phoenix Comicon 2016

 

Peter J Wacks was purportedly born in California sometime during 1976. He has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the absurdity of the world in general. Throughout the course of his life, he has hitchhiked across the States and backpacked across Europe on the Eurail. Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond.

He is a bestselling cross-genre writer who has worked in various capacities across the creative fields in gaming, television, film, comics, and most recently, when not busy editing, he spends his time writing novels.

He has been a panelist, guest speaker, and Guest of Honor at a combined total of over 250 conventions, Trade Shows, Organizations, and Colleges - including GAMA, Mensa Colorado, & UCLA.

When he isn't working on the next book he can be found practicing martial arts, playing chess, drinking Scotch or IPA, or fighting with swords.

 
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Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for nearly three decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. After a period of toiling in the world of black and white indie comics, he broke into the mainstream with a long run as artist of DC’s Swamp Thing with writer Mark Millar. At nearly the same time he wrote and drew the Eisner Award nominated series The Wretch. In 2001 Phil drew Kevin Smith’s revival of Green Arrow with long time inker Ande Parks, also for DC. He wrote the original graphic novel The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, which was optioned for a feature film by James Cameron. At Image Comics he created Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, which became an Emmy-winning animated television feature for Cartoon Network.


His work, as both artist and writer, has been featured in hundreds of comics from nearly every major American publisher and includes runs on such titles as The Darkness, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Nightwing, Invincible Universe, Batman Beyond, The Flash: Season Zero, and his current Image project Mythic with artist John McCrea. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his family.

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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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“I began writing science fiction late in life. Thirty-eight felt late for me, but I had reached a point where I would try anything. It was very hard to get up in the morning and do what I was doing back then. I ran a small production company, I produced a movie and now I was directing corporate spots for clients like Hewlett Packard and Nokia. I had been shooting stills or film for advertising clients for fifteen years and I was spent. I began reading quite a bit then, trying to spark some creativity into my work again. This is when I began journaling. Next I started writing little stories, mostly about growing up. And then one morning the character JT appeared on my page.

At first The Softwire was just a bunch of little ideas inspired by an incident that happened in my youth. I’d always been a science nut, I have a degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, so I began attaching little tidbits of science to some of the ideas. My wife Marisa encouraged me to keep going and ten months later I finished the first draft of my first novel.

A lot about The Softwire comes from my own experiences growing up. No, I never traveled on a seed-ship to Orbis but I did feel like I was a slave working in my parents ceramic factory as a teenager. During the summers, I would slug 50lbs+ molds around while standing in a room with kilns firing at 1400 degrees. It wasn’t fun, and at the time I really resented my parents for it. I felt used and not in control of what I wanted. Probably like a lot of other kids my age then but hey, what did I know, I was fourteen.”

 
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The R2-D2 Builder's Club is an International online community focused on building life-size replicas of everyone's 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 and learn more at astromech.net.

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Ralph George Macchio Jr. was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He’s the older of two boys born to Rosalie and Ralph Macchio Sr.

Macchio started taking tap dancing lessons at the age of 3, and was discovered while performing an Eddie Cantor impression in a local dance recital at age 16. An agent approached him and began sending him on auditions for commercials. Macchio, however, wasn’t sold on the idea of becoming an actor. Once, when an audition conflicted with an invitation to a beach party that seemed too good to pass up, he sent a friend to the audition in his place.

In spite of his ambivalence, Macchio landed the part of Betty Buckley’s rough-and-tumble nephew on the TV series Eight is Enough, and instantly became a teen heartthrob. When the series ended, he auditioned for—and won—the role of Johnny Cade in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film, The Outsiders, starring with Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Low, Emilio Estevez and Matt Dillon.

In 1984, Macchio appeared in his most well-known role, as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid. The movie launched the baby-faced actor to stardom, but despite the film’s success and Macchio’s newfound fame, he found it difficult to get quality roles. Although he played a high school student, Macchio was 22 when he made The Karate Kid, and while his youthful appearance worked well in the film, it made it difficult for him to transition to adult parts.

In the next several years, Macchio appeared in two sequels to The Karate Kid and a few box office flops such as Teachers, Crossroads and Distant Thunder. With his movie career stalling, he turned to the theater, making his off-Broadway debut in Cuba and His Teddy Bear with Robert DeNiro in 1986. The show was a hit, and it quickly moved to Broadway. He appeared in another off-Broadway show, Only Kidding, in 1989.

Macchio scored another big screen success in 1992, with My Cousin Vinny, starring alongside Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci. Though the movie was well received, it failed to result in additional leading roles in major motion pictures. He continued to act, though, performing in a road production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and making small appearances in TV shows like Entourage in 2005 and Ugly Betty in 2008.

In 2011, Macchio competed on the 12th season of ABC's dance-competition show, Dancing with the Stars, ultimately placing fourth. The actor credits the show as being a shot in the arm to his career. Since then, he produced a series for the National Geographic Channel, American Gypsies, and starred in the film He’s Way More Famous Than You with Ben Stiller, Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Williams. The film was released at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. In April 2012, Macchio was cast as Psycho screenwriter Joe Stefano in the film Hitchcock. Other cast members of the Alfred Hitchcock biopic (slated to be released in November 2012) include Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins and Scarlett Johansson.

Macchio met his wife, Phyllis Fierro, through his grandmother when he was 15. They married in 1987 and have two children, Daniel and Julia. Macchio and his son, Daniel, made a series of shorts about safe driving for State Farm.

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Randy Rogel is not able to join us this year at Phoenix Comicon

Randy has won three Emmy Awards (nominated for ten), a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards,

three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. Last year he co-wrote the hit song POISONOUS LOVE for Kristen Chenoweth with John Powell for the major motion picture RIO 2. He was show-runner for the animated series 1001 Nights and won Leo awards for Writing and Best Animated Series. At Disney, Randy wrote songs and scripts for the animated movies PETER PAN-RETURN TO NEVERLAND, CINDERELLA II, CINDERELLA III, WINNIE THE POOH, AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, and 101 DALMATIANS II. Randy spent nine years on staff at Warner Bros. Animation where he began as an original writer on the BATMAN series and then joined the staff of STEVEN SPIELBERG’S ANIMANIACS, for which wrote most of the songs and many of the scripts.


Randy is a West Point graduate with ten years service as an officer in the combat arms. He has a B.S. in Engineering from the academy and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Boston University.

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Raven Gregory was born in Phoenix, Arizona 1979, the youngest of three brothers.

Discovered in 2000 by then Vice President of Publishing at Top Cow Productions, Renae Geerlings, his first professionally published work was the critically acclaimed creator-owned comic series, The Gift, in 2003. The hit series would later be published by Image Comics as the writers’ popularity continued to grow.

Years later, the young writer would come to the attention of Zenescope Editor in Chief and co-founder, Ralph Tedesco, who recruited him to the position of Executive Editor/Staff Writer of Zenescope Entertainment. Gregory would go on to co-create and write the best-selling Wonderland Trilogy series as well as numerous other Grimm Fairy Tales spin-offs, crossovers and creator owned titles.

In 2014, Raven left Zenescope to produce his own new line of creator owned titles set to debut in 2015.  Known for his incredibly dark, yet realistic stories of horror, his use of relatable personal tragedy, and powerful themes have made the writer a fan favorite across the nation.  Raven currently resides in Arizona with his four children.

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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 and Eva Ink on Facebook.

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Reset Survivor takes his love of video games, indie comics, and not-quite-popular culture and smashes it all together to (hopefully) bring something different to the DIY comic scene.

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Rob Paulsen is not able to join us this year at Phoenix Comicon. We wish him well!

Rob Paulsen, known professionally as Rob Paulsen, is an American voice actor and singer who has done many voice roles in various films, television shows and video games. He is best known for providing the voices of Raphael and Donatello from the 1987 cartoon and 2012 cartoon respectively of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner and Dr. Otto Scratchansniff from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs, and the title character in The Mask. In total, Paulsen has been the voice of over 250 different animated characters and performed in over 1000 commercials. He continues to play parts in dozens of cartoons as well as characters in animated feature movies.

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Robert Beltran was born in Bakersfield, California. He is the seventh of ten children, of Mexican-Native American ancestry, though Robert describes his heritage as Latindio. After finishing high school, he attended Fresno State College, where he graduated with a degree in theater arts. Beltran landed his first film role in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit (1981) in 1981. One year later, he landed the role of Raoul in Paul Bartel's Eating Raoul (1982). Other appearances included Gaby: A True Story (1987), Nixon (1995) and another Paul Bartel film, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989) among others. In the theater, he has appeared in productions for Luis Valdez's El Teatro Campesino, the LA Theater Center, the California Shakespeare Festival and others. Robert founded and serves as co-artistic director of the East LA Classic Theater Group, with a staff of professional actors. There, he played Hamlet and served as co-producer as well as director. Robert appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream; King Henry IV; A Touch of the Poet; and The Price, among others. In 1995, he got the part of Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager (1995). At that time, he received a Nosotros Golden Eagle Award as best actor in a television series. Robert supports National Down Syndrome Society and lives in Los Angeles, California.

In his political activity, Robert Beltran has engaged over recent years in a series of classical drama workshops mainly on Shakespeare with the LaRouche Youth Movement of the Democratic Party as well as participating in several Schiller Institute conferences speaking on the subject of classical drama, most recently on his 2003 staging of Clifford Odets' 1948 play "The Big Knife".

 
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Ron Marz has been writing comics for more than two decades, starting his career with a lengthy run on Silver Surfer for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on Thor for Marvel, Green Lantern and Superboy for DC, Star Wars and Conan for Dark Horse, and as a staff writer for CrossGen Comics.

 

Among Marz’s recent work is his historic run on Witchblade for Top Cow/Image, the Skylanders series for IDW, John Carter: Warlord of Mars for Dynamite, and The Protectors from Athlitacomics, working with NFL player Israel Idonije. Marz’s creator-owned series include the all-ages tale Dragon Prince at Top Cow; the historical adventure Samurai: Heaven and Earth, and the science-fiction story Pantheon City, at Dark Horse; and the vampire tale Shinku at Image. Marz and acclaimed artist Stjepan Sejic also have teamed for Ravine, a series of creator-owned fantasy graphic novels from Top Cow.

His website is www.ronmarz.com, and his Twitter is @ronmarz.

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Ryan Cody is an artist and writer who has been working in comics for nearly a decade. His recent projects include the indie-hit Doc Unknown & The Phantom for Dynamite Comics. His past work can be found in many other titles for publishers like Image, Dark Horse, Red 5, IDW and more. Ryan's short story work has been included in two Eisner-Winning anthologies; Dark Horse Presents and Image Comic's Popgun Vol.3. More info can be found at http://super75studios.com.

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Ryan Dalton is author of the young adult Time Shift Trilogy. His debut novel THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING was released in January 2016, and the sequel THE BLACK TEMPEST will land in January 2017. Ryan splits his time between writing books during the day, fighting crime at night, and hanging out in his awesome underground lair. Please do not tell anyone he's Batman. It's a secret.

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Sam J. Jones is best known for playing the title character in the 1980 film Flash Gordon. He made his first film appearance in the 1979 romantic comedy film 10. His appearance in 10 allowed him to beat Kurt Russell and Arnold Schwarzenegger for his most famous role, that of Flash Gordon in the 1980 film of the same name.

He went on to play Chris Rorchek in the TV series Code Red (1981–1982). He had guest roles in other TV shows including The A-Team, Hunter, and Riptide. In 1987, he played the lead role in an adaptation of Will Eisner's comics character The Spirit. He also played the title character in the short-lived NBC sci-fi series The Highwayman. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he portrayed Johnny Valentine on the HBO series 1st & Ten.

In 2001, Jones was cast in the Animal Planet's family series Hollywood Safari as a park ranger. He appeared in "Deadman Switch", an episode of the television series Stargate SG-1. In 2007, he played the prisoner Krebb in the Sci Fi Channel original television seriesFlash Gordon. He also had extended cameos (as himself, with his blond Flash Gordon hairstyle) in both the 2012 comedy film Ted and its 2015 sequel, Ted 2.

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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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In 1994 Sarah Remy earned a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Pomona College in California. Since then she’s been employed as a receptionist at a high-powered brokerage firm, managed a boutique bookstore, read television scripts for a small production company, and, more recently, worked playground duty at the local elementary school.

When she’s not taking the service industry by storm, she’s writing fantasy and science fiction. Sarah likes her fantasy worlds gritty, her characters diverse and fallible, and she doesn’t believe every protagonist deserves a happy ending.

Before joining the Harper Voyager family, she published with EDGE, Reuts, and Madison Place Press.

Sarah lives in Washington State with plenty of animals and people, both. In her limited spare time she rides horses, rehabs her old home, and supervises a chaotic household. She can talk to you endlessly about Sherlock Holmes, World of Warcraft, and backyard chicken husbandry, and she’s been a member of one of Robin Hobb’s longest-running online fan clubs since 2002.

Find Sarah on Twitter @sarahremywrites, and at sarahremy.com.

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The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

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Scott Godlewski is the artist and co-creator of Image Comics' COPPERHEAD and the artist on DC/Vertigo's THE DARK & BLOODY. He lives in Gilbert, AZ with his wife and three children. He also has credits with BOOM! Studios and Dynamite Entertainment

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New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler is the author of fifteen novels—including Alive and Alight—six novellas, and dozens of short stories. He is also the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his YA Galactic Football League series. He lives in San Diego.

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Scott Tracy Griffin is the author of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration (Titan Books, 2012), the only authorized illustrated history of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal literary character, and a 2013 Locus Award finalist for Best Art Book. Griffin’s second book, Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016) will be released July 5.

Griffin’s career as a writer, pop culture historian, and consultant began in 1993. Print publications for which Griffin has written include Cinefantastique, FilmFax, Femme Fatale, The Burroughs Bulletin, Mississippi Magazine, and Alter Ego.  His online editorial contributions have been featured in the Huffington Post, Amazon’s Hollywonk, Aintitcool.com, MTV Geek, Flavor Wire, Man of La Book, and List.co.uk.

Griffin scripted a 13-week arc for United Feature’s Tarzan Sunday comic strip in 1996, and the forward to Tarzan in the City of Gold (Titan Books, 2014). He’s been the moderator for the annual Edgar Rice Burroughs panel at Comic Con International in San Diego since 2012.

He has served as a consultant and on-camera interviewee for numerous Tarzan documentaries, including Arts & Entertainment Biography’s Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs (1996); Canadian Inform Action’s Investigating Tarzan (1997); London Weekend Television’s In Search of Tarzan (1999); Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004) and the award-winning Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle (2012). In 1997, Griffin participated in numerous interviews as the “Tarzan expert-on-call” promoting American Movie Classics’ first Tarzan Marathon; subsequent television appearances include CBS This Morning, Turner Network Television’s Rough Cuts, WCBI TV’s Midday (Columbus, MS), WHAS News (Louisville, KY), and the syndicated Eye on L.A. Podcasts and radio interviews include BBC Channel 3, BBC Channel 4, The Bill Moller Show (WGN, Chicago), and Bob Andelman’s Mr. Media.

The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Washington Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Memphis’ Commercial Appeal, New Orleans’ Times Picayune, Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger, Santa Monica Mirror, The Argonaut (Santa Monica), Starkville Daily News, and Town and Gown magazine are among the
well-known publications that have covered Griffin’s work.

A resident of Southern California, Griffin graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson,
Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology.

 
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Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for this film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg’s The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award Winning Trilogy – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Sean is the son of Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke, acclaimed actor John Astin, (Famous for playing Gomez) in The Addams Family (1964).

At age 9, Sean starred with his mother in the after-school special Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981). Followed by Sean’s feature debut The Goonies (1985) and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles.  Starring in Toy Soldiers (1991), Where the Day Takes You (1991), Rudy (1993) and the Showtime movie Harisson Bergeron (1994).  He directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court (1994), which was nominated in the best short film category at the 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995).  Sean’s adoptive father John Astin was nominated for the same award in 1969.

Politically, Sean has been very active having served in two non-partisan Presidential appointments.  Sean also hosts a live weekly 2 hour in-studio bi-partisan political radio talk show, ‘Vox Populi Radio’ which was made possible by a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2013.

In 2004, Sean broke into the publishing world and authored the NY Times Best Selling release of ‘There and Back Again’ a memoir of his film career (co-written with Joe Layden).

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Author, actor, and teacher, Sebastian A. Jones grew up in England and moved to America at the age of eighteen where he founded MVP Records releasing albums that included James Brown, John Coltrane, and Billie Holiday. In 2008 he founded Stranger Comics and Stranger Kids. Sebastian has written children's books including Pinata and co-created the I Am Book Series with Garcelle Beauvais including titles I Am Mixed and I Am Living in 2 Homes. Under Stranger's dark fantasy line Asunda, he has received critical praise for his written work on The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer and Dusu: Path of the Ancient.

 
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Shannon Eric Denton is a veteran storyteller and artist with credits at Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Showtime, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, NBC, Disney, Sony, ToyBiz, Marvel Entertainment, FoxKids, Paramount, CBS, Dimension Films, DC Comics and Nickelodeon.

In comics he’s drawn everything from Spawn to Star Wars to Deadpool to Superman. In animation, he has worked on shows ranging from X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain America, The Avengers, and Silver Surfer (which received an Annie nomination), as well as Dan Dare, Danny Phantom, Teen Titans, He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ben 10, Transformers, Justice League and more.

Additional film/TV credits include Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Oscar nominee), Ozzie & Drix (Emmy nominee), Las Vegas, Ally McBeal, Community and United States of TARA. His comic and graphic novel credits include GRUNTS: War Stories (ComicBuyersGuide Fan Awards nominee for Favorite Graphic Novel), Eisner & Harvey nominated OUTLAW TERRITORY, GRAVESLINGER (Harvey Award nominee) and FLESHDIGGER. Shannon has been nominated three times for Favorite Editor in the annual ComicBuyersGuide Fan Awards, and he won the 2011 Shel Dorf Award for Editor-Of-The-Year (& was again nominated in 2012). Shannon is currently working with Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma on their sci-fi epic SPECTRUM and overseeing production of the comic.

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Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them.  She's studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She's the author of the middle grade series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (Simon & Schuster, Aladdin) and the young adult novel, LET THE SKY FALL (Simon Pulse). She's also one of the founders of WriteOnCon, a free online Writer's Conference for kidlit writers. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at shannonmessenger.com

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Sakai began his career by simply lettering comic books as her perfected his art and began working in the industry.
 

He also wrote and illustrated The Adventures of Nilson Groundthumper and Hermy; a comic series with a medieval setting, influenced by Sergio Aragones's Groo the Wanderer. The characters first appeared in Albedo #1in 1984, and were subsequently featured in issues of Critters, GrimJack,Amazing Heroes and Furrlough. Stan Sakai  became famous with the creation of Usagi Yojimbo, the epic saga of Miyamoto Usagi, a samurai rabbit living in late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth-century Japan.
 

Usagi Yojimbo, first published in 1984, continues to this day. It progresses with Stan Sakai as the lone author and nearly sole artist Tom Luth serves as the main colorist on the series, and Sergio Aragonés has made two small contributions to the series: the story "Broken Ritual" is based on an idea by Aragonés, and he served as a guest inker for the black-and-white version of the story "Return to Adachi Plain" that is featured in the Volume 11 trade paperback edition of Usagi Yojimbo). He also created a futuristic spin off series Space Usagi. His favorite movie is Satomi Hakkenden (1959). The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo presented an exhibit entitled "Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo" from July 9 through October 30, 2011.


Sakai wrote and illustrated the story "I'm Not in Springfield Anymore!" For Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #7 and illustrated the back cover of Treehouse of Horror #6. Sakai was the artist for Riblet, the back-up feature in the trade paperback of Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails. In 2013, Sakai illustrated the limited comic book series 47 Ronin, an adaptation of the famed story of the 47 Ronin written by Dark Horse Comics Publisher Mike Richardson and with Lone Wolf and Cub writer Kazuo Koike as an editorial consultant.  He resides in Pasadena, California.

Born in Kyoto, Japan, Sakai grew up in Hawaii and studied fine arts at the University of Hawaii. He later attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He and his wife, Sharon, presently reside and work in Pasadena.

He began his career by lettering comic books (notably Groo the Wanderer by Sergio Aragon?s and Mark Evanier) and wrote and illustrated The Adventures of Nilson Groundthumper and Hermy; a comic series with a medieval setting, influenced by Sergio Aragones's Groo the Wanderer. The characters first appeared in Albedo #1 in 1984, and were subsequently featured in issues of Critters, GrimJack, Amazing Heroes and Furrlough.

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Stephan Franck is an award-nominated animator/writer/director/comic book creator. He was a supervising animator on the cult classic The Iron Giant, and contributed story to Despicable Me. He co-created the animated TV series Corneil & Bernie (Nicktoons - Hub Network), and received an Annie Award nomination for Best Director In a TV Program for the special Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, which presented the Smurf for the first time in 2D animation at a feature-animation level of quality. Stephan has closely collaborated with talent as diverse as George Lucas and Adam Sandler on various projects, and his graphic novel debut, Silver Volume 1 earned him a nomination for the prestigious Russ Manning Award at San Diego Comic Con 2014, and a 2015 Geekie Award nomination for Best Comic/Graphic Novel. Silver vol 1 also landed on ComiXology Submit’s Essential Reads list, and Silver vol 2 was released 12/16/15.

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Stéphane Roux' has worked on such titles as Witchblade: Blood Oath, scripted by Jean-Marc Lofficier, as well as Sibilla (scripted by Jean-Marc Lainé) and Strangers in the Semic pocket and comics publications.

His longest cover assignment was on Birds of Prey (issues #104 to 127), with notable covers on various titles including Countdown to Final Crisis, Savage She-Hulk, X-Men: Worlds Apart, and The Amazing Spider-Man Extra #2. He has been working on the DC comics series Zatanna, written by Paul Dini, and Star Wars: Agent of the Empire, written by John Ostrander.[1] He is doing covers, fill-ins and short stories for all the majors comic-book companies. He did the poster for New York Comic Con 2013. He recently worked on a Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight story (issue # 41) written by Ray Fawkes. He also drew a Batman: Black and White story, written by Paul Dini called "Role Models", in the Batman Black and White issue # 3, Jan 2014.

For French TV, he is one of the directors and the artistic director for the France 3 TV animated show Foot 2 rue, and does storyboards, character designs and Artistic Direction for animated productions.

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Steve is a freelance graphic design artist/illustrator from Aurora Colorado. Steve has been working with the Aurora Rise Foundation for the past three years helping them collect all the donated art pieces for the charity’s sketchbooks. On top of creating donations himself for those books he has been working on storyboard commissions for short films and comic book commissions for clients. Steven's most recent focus has been building his fan base and providing art commissions to those supportive fans. Steven is also representing/managing Jason Meents & Nathaniel Hamel & cosplayer Kristi Kai at local events and acting as Chad Hardin's (Harley Quinn penciler/inker) sales rep at conventions all over the convention scene. Steven is focusing on producing some guest/variant covers for independent publications and self published artist projects in 2016.

Follow Steven on Facebook here.

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Thespian gone Rogue (literally and figuratively), Stray Kat has only been cosplaying since 2012, but has been creating costumes for shows since she was 14! Marvel Fan-Girl, Disney Princess Wanna-Be and All-Around Geek, Kat's favorite part of cosplay is leaving herself behind and representing a character she admires. Even better is meeting others who shares the same love for that same person, and nerd-ing out together! Also a published Pin-Up model under Kat Noir, Stray Kat Cosplay is honored and excited to be seeing you at Phoenix Comicon!

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Stuart Sayger is best known for his moody atmospheric art. Recently Sayger drew graphic novels of Trick R Treat and Krampus based on the films of the same names from Legendary Pictures. Sayger also contributed the cover to a newly released commemorative issue of The Walking Dead. Other well-known projects include the Superman: Man of Steel movie, and a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves. Sayger has drawn many IDW projects including The X-Files, 30-Days of Night, Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, and Bram Stoker’s Death Ship. Toy fans will remember Stuart’s work from a 2-year run drawing the Bionicle comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to 8 different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world! Stuart is often drawing during conventions, so please stop by and see his inky fingers at work!

S T U A R T S A Y G E R http://www.stuartsayger.com

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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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Team Four Star is the creative force behind DragonBall Z Abridged.

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.

Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs is a California-based (now in Lake Charles, LA) amateur voice actor, graphics designer, and project manager of “Dragon Ball Z: Abridged”. Director, co-writer, editor for the show, and the voice behind Zarbon, Burter, Trunks, King Kai, and Gregory, he helped found the group in May 2008.

Nick “Lanipator” Landis is a voice actor, writer, and entertainer living in Minneapolis, MN. Co-writer co-star and co-creator of TeamFourStar’s Dragon Ball Z: Abridged, in which he plays Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Mr.Popo, Shenron, Master Roshi and other additional voices. In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged he plays the Major and in Attack on Titan Abridged he plays Kitz Weilmann. Nick likes bacon, pandas and loves to make people laugh.

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Terry Beatty has been the artist of the Sunday episodes of King Feature's classic comic strip, The Phantom since January 2012. In December of 2013, he added the daily and Sunday Rex Morgan M.D. strip to his schedule, and is the new writer of that strip as of May 2 of this year.

With writer, Max Allan Collins, Terry co-created the long-running private eye comic book series, Ms. Tree. Other collaborations with Collins include Mike Mist, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger and Johnny Dynamite. Collins and Beatty also created Return to Perdition, a graphic novel sequel to the bestselling Road to Perdition, for DC's Vertigo Crime line.

For over a decade, Beatty was the primary inker of DC Comics' "animated-style" Batman Adventures comics, including the Eisner Award-winning Batman/Superman: World’s Finest graphic novel.

Recent comic book work includes the Mars Attacks Popeye crossover comic for IDW, and an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' short story The Lion for a graphic novel edition of Jungle Tales of Tarzan for Dark Horse.

Beatty's cover paintings appeared regularly on Scary Monsters magazine, as well as its spin-off Monster Memories annual, for twenty four years, and have earned him a Rondo Award.

 
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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 Galactic Academy is a Star Wars costuming club exclusively for kids and teens. Anyone under the age of 18 who likes to dress as a Star Wars character is welcome to join. The Academy serves as a gallery online of pictures for kids and teens. It also serves as a club where members can feel proud to be part of a community of fans.

The Galactic Academy is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd. STAR WARS™, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

For more information visit www.galactic-academy.net

 

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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 Fafnir at ryan_nee@hotmail.com. 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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The Princess Project Az is a locally owned and operated charity that goes to local children’s wards, and other event locations to visit ill children dressed up as Disney princess. To give them a smile in their time of need. Contact theprincessprojectaz@gmail.com
 

 

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I am an enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. I have a younger brother; we were born and raised on a tiny thirteen-acre parcel given to my ancestors by a rancher named Helen J. Stewart. When we were younger both our parents were called back by the Great Spirit and our aunt and uncle took on the task of raising us.

As far back as I can remember I loved to draw comics and cartoons. I basically taught myself how to draw mainly from comics. When I reached high school I began reading comic books to study various comic book artists whose style I began to admire and study their ways of how they drew each page of the book they were illustrating.

That began the spark and I began to practice on my art trying to hone my craft into a style that would get me noticed by the major comic book companies. I eventually got up the nerve to submit some of my pencil samples to the big comic book publishers, I mailed several packets of samples but I was rejected by all of them, even the small independent publishers, saying that I needed more time to develop my storytelling. I took more time to study what they all told me to work on.

Not to be distraught I decided that I would try my hand at creating my own comic book, and I created a Native American superhero after noticing that there weren’t any comics that were written, drawn or even created by Native Americans! I saw that there was a need for a superhero that was Native American and he would be deal with Native issues coming on and off the various reservations of the southwest. With a focus I began creating Captain Paiute, the Indigenous Avenger of the Southwest! I would put Captain Paiute away for a spell and began focusing on other things.

I got my lucky break from a friend who went to the San Diego Comic Con and brought back a flyer from an up and coming writer who was looking for an artist. I submitted my work to him and a couple of weeks later I was drawing Masked Men issue #0! I got the opportunity to draw the characters again, but this time it was published in Phil Yea’s Winged Tiger series.

I was then called into “tribal civil service”. I was voted to serve on the tribal council. I sat on the council for 3 terms, non-consecutively. During my time as a council member I got the chance to fly back to Washington D.C. and to meet with our state senators and the acting director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to discuss the various issues that not only plague Indian Country, but also my tribe. I also had the opportunity to witness the 110th Congress both the House and Senate in session. For a native guy who only got to see that on C-Span I thought that was cool to see and hear them in person.

I still reside on the tiny thirteen-acre parcel that “us” tribal members so lovingly call “The Colony”, with my crazy mutt Wee Man, oh yeah I still draw comics!

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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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Timothy Omundson was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on July 29, 1969, the youngest of four children. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his family moved when he was one. His father is a former railroad man and his mother was a teacher.

Tim started to study theatre at the age of 12 at the Seattle Children's Theater, and interned at theaters throughout high school. With acting as his main focus, he spent the summer of his junior year in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he was a Washington State Debate Champion in Dramatic Interpretation for two years.

He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from USC and received the Jack Nicholson Award and the James A. Doolittle Award for outstanding achievements in acting. Shortly after graduation, he got his first professional job as a guest shot on Seinfeld (1989). Next was the recurring role of Dr. Joshua Levin on SeaQuest 2032 (1993). Tim lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife, Allison, and their dogs, Betty and Sally.

View Timothy's full IMDb here. You can also follow Timothy Omundson on Twitter and Instagram.

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Todd Cook is a freelance Graphic Designer / Prop Maker from Phoenix, Arizona that runs his own prop company, Todd Cook Designs. He has been in the prop industry for over 14 years and has built many props for the costuming community and for the web series, Super Power Beat Down and Voyage Trekkers. He has even used his talents in prop building to auction off items with the proceeds going to various charities. If you haven't seen him at comic con at a table showing off his work, you can usually find him wandering the exhibitor hall cosplaying various characters, from the Dark Knight or the Joker to his current cosplay of Deapool (movie version). He was also highlighted on Yahoo.com for his Joker in 2009 as one of the best costumes at San Diego Comic Con.

www.toddcookdesigns.com
https://www.facebook.com/toddcookdesigns
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5780909/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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Todd Lockwood’s art has appeared on New York Times bestselling novels; science fiction/fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering; and in industry magazines. He has won more than 15 Chesley Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and two World Fantasy Art Show Awards. His debut novel, The Summer Dragon, will be available in May from DAW. Find Todd online at www.toddlockwood.com.

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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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Tom Hodges, best known for working in a Galaxy far, far away… is now working in his own Universe. Phoenix Comicon will be the Convention debut of Antiis Comics, his creator owned company (co-created by wife, Terri Hodges). Tom will be bringing "Antiis Comics Presents #1: Midknight” to the Con as well as it’s VERY limited Sketch Cover variant!

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 recently worked on the 2014 graphic novel, Mind of Mirrors with the band Dan & Leland.

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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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Tom's drawn X-Men, revamped Stormwatch, and the Outsiders, co-created Threshold, and Mutant X.  He's also drawn Thor, Avengers Academy, the Hulk, Warlock & the Infinity Watch, Infinite Crisis, Batman-Superman, Future’s End, and many more.  Recently, along with Greg Pak he's contributed Phantom Limb Ghost Puncher to the Broken Frontier anthology!

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Born in the Southern California's San Fernando Valley, Tone Rodriguez has spent most of his life drawing superheroes and Star Wars characters.


After high school He worked many jobs, and enjoying many of them, But didn't find himself enjoying them as much as working as a comic book artist. VIOLENT MESSIAHS for IMAGE COMICS was released in 2000. And was soon  followed up with the book's second volume VM-LAMENTING PAIN and then John Carpenters & Kurt Russell's SNAKE PLISSKIN CHRONICLES, at this point it was clear that he had found his calling.


Soon Work on the SIMPSON'S & FUTURAMA comic books followed, making this long time Fan very happy. "BONGO Comics is one of the best companies to work with..." Tone says "Drawing on the Annual TREEHOUSE OF HORROR is a significant joy to be involved in!"
 

A career Highlight was producing artwork for Showtime's television series DEXTER "I helped design the Dark Defender, and drew the artwork for the show." As well as appeared in the episode. But it's not the only time Tone shows up on TV. You can see him on an episode of "NUMB3RS" and several other shows. "my work even shows up on a handful of kids shows like The Thunderman's, Dog with a Blog, Pair of Kings, and Might Med."
 

Drawing comics is the best job ever. "I wouldn't change what I'm doing for the world!"
Tone now lives in Mesa Arizona, with his wife April and their two schnauzers Isa and Greta.

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Tonia, a professional artist of many talents was invited to her first Comicon in 2012. Attending the Amazing Arizona Comicon she was mesmerized by all she experienced on that day. Having grown up around theater with an Art Major, being drawn towards the disciplines of painting, sculpting, leather; costuming became the next natural path for he to take and created her own costume to attend the event. There she was talked into competing wearing the costume she created, placing first in her category. Addicted to the art and community of cosplay she continues to do all she can to promote cosplay as an art form and a family friendly hobby.

Credits include: A feature in Eddie Newsome's book "Overstreet Guide to Cosplay"

                            Several blogs of Star Wars Best Cosplays

                            Cos Couture Magazine on Best Sith Cosplays

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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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Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut, which, in turn, led to a scholarship from the renowned Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute. It proved to be the foundation for intense stints at the Hartman Conservatory in Stamford, Connecticut and the Trinity Square Repertory Theatre Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. Todd appeared in dozens of classical and many experimental plays, yet still managed to find time to teach playwriting to high school students in the Hartford public school system.

Todd's extensive credits exemplify his versatility. They include such film classics as The Rock (1996), The Crow (1994), Lean on Me (1989), Bird (1988), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Final Destination (2000), the multiple Academy Award winning Oliver Stone film Platoon (1986) and Le secret (2000), which was nominated and screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Todd's recent films include the independent film Silence (2003) and Final Destination 2 (2003). He has had prominent guest starring roles in numerous critically-acclaimed television series, including recurring on Boston Public (2000), For the People (2002) and The District (2000), as well as NYPD Blue (1993), Smallville (2001), Law & Order (1990), Crossing Jordan (2001), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The X-Files (1993). Todd recurred on three incarnations of "Star Trek" and guest starred on Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) and episodes of CSI: Miami (2002) and Andromeda (2000). His television movies include starring roles in True Women (1997), Black Fox (1995), Butter (1998), Ivory Hunters (1990), Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999) and Control Factor (2003).

Todd's considerable theatre credits include the world premiere of award-winning playwright August Wilson's "King Hedley II", where he originated the title role in Pittsburgh, Seattle and Boston. Variety commented: "Todd's King Hedley dominates the stage. A sour-faced mix of rage and resolve, anger and vulnerability. Todd's Hedley was a memorable tour-de-force even on opening." He also received a coveted Helen Hayes nomination for his performance in Athol Fugard's "The Captain's Tiger at La Jolla, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Kennedy Center. Other theatre credits include "Les Blancs", "Playboy of the West Indies", "Othello", "Zooman and the Sign", award-winning playwright Keith Glover's "Dark Paradise", "Aida" (on Broadway), and most recently, "Levee James" for the prestigious Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and The New Dramatist Guild.

 
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She is best known for her portrayal of a fan-favorite, Lieutenant Jae, a featured background character over four seasons of The Next Generation. Her beloved Starfleet officer character also appeared in three Next Generation feature films: Generations, First Contact and Insurrection. Tracee also worked as stand-in for Alice Krige (the Borg Queen) in First Contact.  In The Next Generation episode “Descent,” Tracee played a Borg drone damaged by the villain Lore’s experimentation. In Deep Space Nine, she portrayed some of the most exotic aliens such as an Antican, Borg, Borg Drone, and Kobheerian.

In the early 1990’s, Tracee was part of the group of background regulars who made a promotional tour for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, appearing as a Ferengi.

Ranging from drama to action to science fiction she has appeared in the movies: Gross Anatomy, Demolition Man, Barb Wire, Virtuosity, and the action comedy Bulletproof. Following her background work in Demolition Man, Tracee was cast as the lead computer voice in the Demolition Man pinball game in 1994 and the 1995 video game Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy.

Tracee was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to California with her family at the age of 2. She grew up in Santa Ana, California and graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1979. Over the years, Tracee started working as a model and was featured as a model for Alberto Mousse in several magazines. She also worked as a model for Revlon, Jimmy Z Ad, Pool & Spa Magazine, 7-Up, Auto Stereo Sound magazine and McDonald’s. Tracee continues to appear as a featured guest throughout the world and remains in high demand throughout the convention circuit worldwide.

 
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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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Due to filming, Tress MacNeille is not able to join us this year at Phoenix Comicon

Tress MacNeille is an American voice actress and former disc jockey best known for providing the voices of Daisy Duck, Chip, Gadget Hackwrench, Wilma Flintstone, Mom, Agnes Skinner, Dolph Starbeam and various other characters on other animated television series such as The Simpsons, Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Disney's House of Mouse, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Rugrats, and Dave the Barbarian.

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Troy Edward Baker is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and musician known for portraying lead characters in several video games. He has voiced Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, Delsin Rowe in inFAMOUS Second Son, Joel in The Last of Us, The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Assault on Arkham, Arkham Knight and Two-Face in Batman: Arkham Knight, Talion in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Jack Mitchell in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Yuri Lowell in Tales of Vesperia, Kanji Tatsumi in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, Snow in the Final Fantasy XIII series and Pagan Min in Far Cry 4 and Gul'dan inWorld of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. He also voiced in a number of English adaptations of Japanese anime shows, including Basilisk, Trinity Blood, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Naruto: Shippuden.

Baker is also a musician in Akira Yamaoka's Silent Hill band, where he plays bass and sings backup vocals. Before pursuing acting, Baker was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the indie-rock band Tripp Fontaine, which released the radio single "Burning Out" from their debut album Random Thoughts on a Paper Napkin in 2004. His first solo album, Sitting in the Fire, was released on October 14, 2014

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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 300+ 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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Victoria “V. E.” Schwab is the NYT Bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including The Archived (about a library of the dead), Vicious (a supervillain origin story), and the Shades of Magic series (a multi-London adventure). Her books have earned starred reviews, been translated into 10 languages and optioned for TV and film. When she’s not wandering Scottish hills or Paris streets, she’s usually holed up in a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

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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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90s pioneer X-Men artist and Bishop creator Whilce Portacio joins the Phoenix Comicon 2016. Thirty years in the business, Portacio's biggest break in the industry was the Punisher before taking over X-Factor and Uncanny X-Men. He has worked on Marvel and DC titles like Heroes Reborn: Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Stormwatch, Batman Confidential, Hulk and many more. Portacio is also one of the founders of Image Comics where he launched Wetworks, worked on Spawn, and the latest was Non-Humans. Portacio also recently joined the Stela, a premium digital comics company, with a new book. You can follow Whilce on his IG - https://www.instagram.com/whilceportacio

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William Zabka is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. Zabka is best known for his villain roles in several iconic 80s films, such as his role as Johnny Lawrence in 1984's The Karate Kid. In 2004, he was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing and producing the film Most


Zabka's breakout role came in his first movie, 1984's The Karate Kid. Zabka played the role of Johnny Lawrence, the main antagonist to the title character played by Ralph Macchio. He had no previous martial arts experience at the time; however, he was an accomplished wrestler. Zabka's participation in the film inspired him to learn the martial art of Tang Soo Do.


During the 1980s, Zabka continued to define his acting roles in the comedy movies Just One of the Guys (1985) and Back to School (1986). Zabka also co-starred on the CBS television series The Equalizer with Edward Woodward (1986–1989) and he played Jack, Audrey's jock boyfriend, in National Lampoon's European Vacation.


During the 1990s and 2000s, Zabka acted mostly in independent films while studying to be a filmmaker. In 2003, he wrote and produced the short film Most, shot on location in the Czech Republic and Poland. Most (aka The Bridge) had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2003 and won numerous awards at prestigious film festivals, including Best of Festival at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in 2003. In 2004, Zabka was nominated for an Academy Award for Most in the Live Action Short Film category.


In 2007, Zabka directed and starred in a music video for the band No More Kings entitled "Sweep the Leg". The video stars Zabka as a caricature of himself, living in a trailer in the desert and obsessed with his role in The Karate Kid. The video includes cameos by several of the original Karate Kid cast members, including Martin Kove and Ralph Macchio. "Sweep the Leg" was featured on MTV.com, Vh1.com, E!. Within its first week of release, it became the number one video on YouTube on March 16, 2007.


In 2010, Zabka directed Rascal Flatts in their music video for the song "Why Wait." Shot in Las Vegas, Nevada, following a story reminiscent of the comedy film The Hangover. Starring David Arquette plays the man in the video who proposes to his girlfriend. Rick Harrison of the History Channel original show Pawn Stars makes a cameo appearance in the video. Also in the video are cameos by Ron White, Carrot Top, Wayne Newton, and Penn and Teller.


Zabka also made a cameo appearance in the film Hot Tub Time Machine that same year.
In 2011, Zabka's Rascal Flatts video was Nominated for CMT Video of the Year and Group Video of the year.


In 2013, Zabka guest starred as himself in the season 8 episode of How I Met Your Mother, "The Bro Mitzvah", alongside Karate Kid co-star Ralph Macchio. He recurred on the show's ninth season.

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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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