2019 Guests & Attractions
Yakko Warner & Dr. Scratch ‘N’ Sniff in “Animaniacs” and Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius”, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in hit series “Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain” for Warner Brothers for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program”. Rob has also had the unique opportunity to have gone full circle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series; having voiced Raphael in the original show, and now voicing Donatello in Nickelodeon’s TMNT.
When he began, he quickly 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), he also 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). Most recently he was featured in the Netflix Original “Disenchantment” as Odval, the royal advisor.
Multi-award winning artist known For: Wolverine & the X-Men, Tale of Sand, Betty & Veronica. As featured in Archaia, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Comics, Owl Kids, Scholastic Canada, McClelland & Stewart, Lucasarts, Epitome Pictures, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Clorox, The Cartoon Network, Fox media, CBC, amongst many more!
Derek Laufman Has Been A Professional Artist For Over 18 Years And Resides In London, ON CANADA. He Studied Classical Animation At Sheridan College Which Led To A 10 Year Career In Game Development. For The Past 4 Years Derek Has Been A Full Time Freelance Illustrator/Designer Working Out Of His Home For Marvel, Warner Bros., Disney Publishing, Hasbro And Mattel. He Is The Designer Of Marvel’s Super Hero Adventure Line As Well As DC’s Super Friends New Toddler Focused Branding. Laufman’s visit to Forest City Comicon coincides with the launch of the collected RuinWorld, Laufman’s all-ages book featuring adventurers Rex and Pogo.
He is best known for illustration work on THE WAR ON DRUGS strips with writer Alan Grant in the European magazine WASTED. In North America, Gibson is the regular artist on the ‘Organ Grinder’ stories in the UNDERTOW Comics from 7th Wave. He has also had work published by many comic companies including: Dynamite, Chapterhouse Comics and the Heroes of the North.
Kyle J. Smith
While working in Toronto’s film and television industry as a video editor and colourist over the past decade, has spent his spare time writing, illustrating, and self-publishing his own comics. At the beginning of 2017 he decided to take a crack at freelance life to focus on making comics full time. You can check out Kyle’s recent work in the web-based comic series ‘Blackmouth’ on https://www.webtoons.com
Eric Vedder’s career has spanned nearly 20 years in the entertainment industry. From comic book artist, illustrator, animator, painter to concept artist and art director, he’s had the pleasure of working on many high profile projects. Currently he is employed as the lead concept artist at Digital Extremes, a triple A studio responsible for the smash hit game, WARFRAME. He is also one third of the talent behind the “the War With Art” podcast. Alongside this, he works tirelessly away on his personal project AARDEHN most recent published in the RAID press anthology ‘RAID TWO’.
Raccoon City Police Vehicle
Inspired by Resident Evil 2
This black 2013 ex-OPP Ford Police Interceptor Utility has been modified with inspiration from Resident Evil 2. The vehicle will be on display outside the venue.
Sheldon Carter is the author of forthcoming fantasy-heist epic, To Steal the Sun. He is also lucky enough to have his dream job, working on the hit video game Warframe as a developer, producer, and “Spoiler King”. In 2017 he began co-hosting the podcast “The War With Art” which helps other artists fight the creative battles.
501st & Rebel Legion
Star Wars Club
Join the 501st and Rebel Legion for a special display featuring top-notch Star Wars cosplay and their charity “Blast-A-Trooper” fundraiser!
A full-time freelance illustrator who has been working on developing a world through writing and illustration. Currently working on Shadows of Aydralem, the second illustrated novel and follow-up to The Warden’s Call.