The Orville, The Joe Schmo Show, Family Guy
Ralph Garman has been a fixture and a star on radio, TV, film, and podcasting for almost two decades. He served as host of all three seasons of the successful Spike TV “faux-reality” comedy show, THE JOE SCHMO SHOW. He was also seen in SyFy Network’s cult classics SHARKTOPUS and LAVALANTULA, and can be heard every week voicing various characters on FOX TV‘s animated hit show, FAMILY GUY. In addition, Ralph appears on Seth MacFarlane’s TV series THE ORVILLE.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Matt Hill, voice actor best known for his roles in the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Ed, Edd, and Eddie, Gundam Seed, Transformers, Dino Trux, Care Bears, My Little Pony, and more!
Rita Replusa: Power Rangers
Carla Perez, the actress who played Rita Repulsa on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, is coming to Forest City ComiCon!
Perez began portraying the well-known villain starting in season two of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1995 and continued with appearances in Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers in Space in addition to appearing briefly in VR Troopers.
POSTPONED: Rob Paulsen
With over 2,000 half-hours of animation credits, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff (Animaniacs), Pinky (Pinky & and Brain), and Donatello (Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”).
Stranger Things Tribute
Rick Prince and Rashaad Santiago from SYFY’s Face OFF have created the first of its kind Demogorgan suit. It is fully animatronic and worn by an actor: you have never seen anything like it! Meet the creators and see this amazing creation in action.
SYFY's Face OFF
Rick began his career at a local puppet shop where he worked for over 10 years creating characters for Sesame Street and for theme parks such as Disney, Busch Gardens, and Dollywood. Seeking to further his special effects makeup skills, Rick started his own company, Malice in Mind FX Laboratory, located in Nashville, TN. His company creates live interactive art such as the Prowl mobile suit for Transformers Universe, full zombie makeups for the Nashville Zombie Walk, wireless DMX controlled stage tornadoes for Lil Twist, as well as characters and live show set ups for conventions including Comic Con-New York.
SYFY's Face OFF
Kind-hearted, self-motivated and driven, Rashaad Santiago is confident his creativity will make him a winner. With his father’s support as inspiration, Rashaad combats any adversity through his artwork. As a self-taught makeup artist, he has gained expertise in sculpting, molding and application. He’s inspired by Stan Winston because of his work on Jurrassic Park and Predator. He feels that he works most efficiently in a relaxed environment, and he enjoys doing celebrity impressions during free-time to lighten the mood. He plans to open his own effects shop where he can create and teach the art of makeup.
"Scott" - The Walking Dead
“Kenric Green is currently recurring in his 4th season of “The Walking Dead” as “Scott” from Alexandria. Being among the few original Alexandrians left, he doesn’t take it for granted the amount of time he has been able to spend on TWD. He has also appeared in “Hawaii Five-0” and “The Originals.”
Veteren Puppeteer & Voice of Toopy
For over 32 years Frank has been a puppeteer and voice over artist: working live, in television, and in film. His professional career began at Jim Henson’s company. He’s the voice of Toopy on Toopy and Binoo and has manipulated or voiced frazzles, characters from Professor Iris, chickens, turkeys, robots, beavers, hippos, peanuts, elephants, wolverines, aliens, predators, killer doors, vampires, raccoons, alligators, dragons, mice, ostriches, eyeballs, garbage cans… and some less memorable things too!
Team Starkid (Very Potter Musical, Draco Malfoy)
Lauren Lopez is an actress, singer and dancer currently living in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of the theatre company StarKid (Very Potter Musical), with whom she has worked on over 10 new musicals, two national tours and partnerships with The Second City and iO in Chicago. She is a graduate of the BFA acting program at the University of Michigan and has worked in theatre in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. She recently completed an off-broadway run of the new play, “The Solve-It Squad” in New York City and you can see her in the upcoming series from Adaptive Studios, Stellar People, as well as the upcoming series The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye. Lauren has also appeared in national commercials and ad campaigns for such brands as Toys R Us, KMart, Intel, Bank of America, Amtrak and more.
Team Starkid (Very Potter Musical: Voldemort & Umbridge)
Joseph Walker is a founding member of Starkid Productions, and has been featured heavily in nearly all of their on-stage work including portraying Voldemort and Umbridge in “A Very Potter Musical”. Also relevant to a ComiCon was his portrayal of Batman in their 2012 production “Holy Musical, B@man!”, a show of which he is particularly proud (see it at www.teamstarkid.com) As an old-school gamer and lover of science fiction literature as well as comics, he is very excited to be attending Forest City Comicon. He is also particularly thrilled to be back in Canada, as it’s been a while and he hopes that working here this weekend will somehow assist in his seemingly inevitable bid for citizenship. Who knows!?
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK who played the lead role of Jacob Frye in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. In addition he has assembled a large television resume which includes recurring character roles on Murdoch Mysteries (Dr. Roberts), and Lost Girl (Vex).
Jay has drawn many recognized properties, such as SESAME STREET and DREAMWORKS ANIMATION MAGAZINE (Ape Entertainment), MY LITTLE PONY and POPEYE (IDW), ADVENTURE TIME, THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, and JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH (Boom), BETTY AND VERONICA (Archie), ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT, AVENGERS, GWENPOOL, WEB WARRIORS, CHAMPIONS and DEADPOOL (Marvel). Jay has also written and drawn his creator-owned titles DEAD DUCK AND ZOMBIE CHICK (Source Point Press), BODIE TROLL (Red 5 Comics) and NECRONOMICOMICS (Rue Morgue Magazine).
TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and EXSANGUINE. His writing work includes NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH, NIGHTWING, GREEN LANTERNS, GRAYSON and the critically acclaimed REVIVAL. He resides in Chicago, Illinois and works at FOUR STAR STUDIOS where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.
Derek Laufman is a professional artist located in London, ON. He’s been drawing professionally for over 18 years. He is the creator of the comic RuinWorld and is also currently doing freelance design work for Marvel, Warner Bros., Mattel and other major toy companies. He recently illustrated 3 children’s books for Disney/Marvel that came out in 2017 and available where ever books are sold and is also the designer for Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures line.
2016 Joe Shuster Awards nominee for the Gene Day Self Publishing Award. Self-published works include The Homeless G-Men, Cryptozombic, Battle Rally, Gladiasaurs One.
Kurtis Wiebe (POSTPONED)
Kurtis Wiebe’s appearance has been postponed to a future event.
Kurtis Wiebe is a comic writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a two-time Joe Shuster Award winner, including an Outstanding Comic Book Writer award for his contribution to the critically acclaimed Green Wake. He currently writes the Eisner-nominated series Rat Queens with Image Comics.
Eric Vedder’s career has spanned over 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. Alongside this, he is a member of The RAID Studios in Toronto, developing his passion project AARDEHN with Sheldon Carter and Here There Be Monsters with Anthony Falcone. In 2017, he began co-hosting the War With Art podcast, focused on the creative struggles we all face with art.
Developer, Artist, Producer, Writer
Sheldon Carter is the author of future New York Times bestselling fantasy-heist epic, To Steal the Sun… Though you’ll have to wait for that to release first! He is, however, extremely proud of his first published comic book, Aardehn: Rebirth, a mind-bending collaboration with artist Eric Vedder in the forthcoming anthology from The Raid Studios. Sheldon is also lucky enough to have his dream job, working on the hit game Warframe as a developer, producer, and spoiler king. In 2017, he began co-hosting The War with Art podcast, which helps other artists fight their creative battles.
James Gawley, aka “Jimmy Claws” as he is known to friends and family, earned this nickname through an extensive career in the film industry as a special effects expert. His iconic special effects worked their magic on such films as I Robot, the X-Men series, JFK and recently, Pacific Rim to name a few.
Dr. David Hirsch
Screen-Used Prop Collector
Through the years, Dr. David Hirsch has become a respected expert in the area of Screen-Used Movie Props, with a special focus on Star Trek, Star Wars, and Marvel. It is as result of these interests, that Dr. Hirsch has built movie-themed orthodontics offices featuring these props which have received international attention and acclaim.
Pokemon Gym Leader Squad
A live-action Pokemon event! The Pokemon Gym Leader Squad is a group of Pokemon fans who cosplay as Pokemon Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and other strong trainers, and we’re back for another year of epic battles! Look for them on the convention floor. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon version, win badges, and see if you have what it takes to be the very best! Visit http://ctrl-a.org/gymleaders/about-us/rules/ for more details.
Super Art Fight
Wrestling-Showmanship Meets Art!
From Washington DC: Super Art Fight presents a live event unlike any other: a hilarious hybrid of live drawing, pro-wrestling style dramatics and characters, and improv comedy.
Toopy & Binoo: LIVE!
Featuring Frank Meschkuleit
Featuring the LIVE performance for the real voice of Toopy from the Popular Kid’s TV Series, this puppet show will delight fans young and old. The series that has sold over half a million DVDs is coming to Forest City ComiCon included FREE with your admission!
By Oxford Rennaissance Festival
Don’t miss the the demo fields behind the building for special presentations by the Oxford Renaissance Festival including their “Steel Combat Demo” and an interactive opportunity to learn “Knightly Combat” for your self (all-ages)!
Misa On Wheels
Dream Kitty Cosplay
Hutton House Photo Booth
Hutton House will have a free photo booth set up to capture all of your Cosplay Creations! Donations graciously accepted to support Hutton House’s work in the community.
501st & Rebel Legion
Star Wars Fan Group
Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The Rebel Legion is a Star Wars based costuming fan club. The Rebel Legion’s members create and wear costumes of the hero characters from the Star Wars saga, which includes but is not limited to the films, comics, books, games, and television shows based on the Star Wars saga.